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The Ubyssey Mar 22, 1955

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volume xxxvin
Price 5c
No. 63
Students Veto Second Pool
Self  Help  Plan
Aids—But  Justly?
More than 200 UBC students are working under
this university's "self help program."
"Self help," initiated to utilize students for part
time campus jobs, thus helping them financially, is financed by University mantenance funds.
The number of students hired yearly and the wages
paid, are largely determined by the money Administration
allots for self help.
Food Services employ the greatest number of students, usually acommodating 90 student workers.
Next comes the library with 50, and Building and
Grounds with 26.
Students helping in the Food Services are paid 70
cents an hour plus a 10 cent allotment for meals. This
wage scale strikes a mean between the 60 cent downtown
non-union wage, and the 90 cent union wage.
The maximum any self help student can work is 10
hours a week.
But the disadvantage of UBC's self help program
is the lack of protection afforded the student.
If asked to work under poor conditions or overly-
long hours, the worker has no redress.
His only agency of redress is the self help office itself, vftittfflr,- ih Hi own admission, is more likely to
fire the agitator and hire one of the 200 self help applicants that annually cannot be acommodated.
The student's immediate superior sends a report to
self help on his workers' conduct.
"If it is unsatisfactory, he will not be re-hired next
year," according to a self help administrator.
Students never see the reports and many are ignorant of their existence.
Bursary students are automatically sent self help
application forms at the beginning of each year.
Complaints are few according to self help administrators—but the treatment of complainers may have
something to do with that.
Last summer at least one student was fired for no
stated reason, from Buildings and Grounds employment.
On threatening to see the Labor Relations Board, he was
told by officials that if he did so, he would never be
hired by the university again.
Unfortunately he needs self help money to see him
through the year.
Students employed by Buildings and Grounds, like
the full-time employees work below union wages. However, there does not seem to be any attempt by unions
to organize campus labor.
The $19,000 spent annually by UBC on assistantships
is spread as thin as possible. Graduate students on assistantships are handled by the individual department officials.
Their working conditions are largely determined by
their department head; usually on a personal basis.
Self help students before being hired must sign a
form pledging cooperation with their employers.
Cooperation means giving adequate notice before
quitting; or more precisely not quitting at all.
If a student does resign suddenly without an ironclad excuse, he is not likely to benefit from self help
Outside jobs procured for students are mostly of a
part-time nature and indeed, are almost non-existent.
Still, the lack of protection afforded UBC self help
students, is a serious disadvantage in the program.
Admittedly, the university is helping the student;
but who is to control the possible unjust whims of full-
time campus "straw  bosses'".'
Council Accused Of
'Railroading Tactics'
Students defeated Council's two point swimming pool proposal at the Fall General AMS Meeting Friday but will have
to return Wednesday to deal with the proposed Constitutional
Amendments and USC veto demands.
HERE STANDS Public Relations Officer Daniel Goldsmith, who argued valiantly in favor of building a second
pool at the General Meeting. His eloquence was in vain as
students defeated the motion 673-588.
No General Meeting
Held Without Quorum
Student Council president Ron Bray stated emphatically
Monday night that without a quorum he will not hold a general
_ meeting on Wednesday.
Vote $3000
To Rowers
I Bray said. "To finish the business we must have a quorum
and without one I will not convene the meeting."
He went on to point out that
since  this   is  a  special  meeting
any additions to the agenda must
be presented in a petition with
UBC students .anxious to prove' 100 signatures. "These petitions
must be in by 4 p.m. Tuesday,
he said.
themselves united on some front,
became intensely sport conscious for a few seconds, when
they   unanimously   voted   $3000
of the AMS surplus to aid  the | faee"thTS"mee'ttnK are
rowing team to Henley.
The six important issues which
Even   new   council  president, i
Ron Bray was caught up in the [
enthusiasm.  As soon  as the resounding "Ayes" to the  motion j
had sounded in the armoury, he j
crashed his gavel on the ledum :
and declared the motion carried. |
Then correcting  himself,  he
asked   tor  thc   "Nays."   Only   a
cough and a scraped chair answered him.
USC  Asks
Blood   Drive
Tiie Undergraduate Societies
Committee voted at noon on
Monday lo recommend that next
year's blood drive be run by a
committee composed of a chairman from the Society sponsor-
big the drive, and members from
each   of  the other  faculties.
Previously Ihe drives have
been sponsored entirely by members of one faculty, tinder the
new system Ihe work will be
done largely by the members of
ihe Chairman's, faculty while
other committee members will
assist in adminislralion and publicity.
Sponsors I'oi the I ()'>,"> fall
blood drive will be Nurses and
To give the Undergraduate
Societies power to veto Student
Council decisions.
Allow a referendum to provide
a $2 fee increase which would go
to thc Men's Athletic Association in return for free athletic
cards for all students.
Rejoin the National Federa-
toin of Canadian University Students at a cost of 50 cents per
Abolish fall general meetings
and lower the quorum for spring
meetings to 10 percent of the enrollment.
Raise the number of signatures
needed  lo  petition   for a special
'general meeting from 100 to 500.
Reorganize Student Court, re
ducing    tht;    responsibilities    of
USC's  Investigating Committee.
This   meeting   will   not   be   a
continuation of Friday's General
Meeting. The cost of thi.s second
meeting   will   be   $175   to   cover
healing and chairs and this mil si
be   pa ifi    for.    even    if   there   is
im   (|uorum   ami   thus   no   meeting.
The proposals concerning
Student Court and the fall meetings are expected lo reeieve
strong opposition from USC.
Men's Athletic Representative
Bob Hutchison stressed the fact
j thai the athletic privilege cards
would be provided to all students a! no extra cos! if I lie fee
raise is approved.
Before being caught with its
quorum down, the meeting disposed of the contentious pool
oroblem. decided on two sec-
ions of Constitutional amend-
nents, awarded UBC's Rowing
-rew $3000, and approved the
^MS discrimination committee's
Council's pool proposal plan-
led to give $100,000 to the'Ad-
ninistration for the construction
if, "a second swimming pool,"
^ius removing the pool under-
aking .from student hands.
Immediate opposition by students was evident. Howard Morrison, Arts 4, called council's
plan "short-sighted" and asked
he student body to think of
UBC's "potential expansion" j
ind future need of a large roof-1
^d pool. I
Council gave as their reasons |
or  the proposal:  capital costs.:
naintenance expenses and rev-'
They also said letters from
swim coaches, civic officials, architects and constructors advocated a second pool.
PRO Danny Goldsmith defended the proposal by describing
the second pool as "standard
size" rather than "small."
When the vote was called,
Morrison leaped to the microphone protesting against "railroading" tactics.
Debate continued with Ken
O'Shea, Commerce 4, pointing
out that there, to date, had
been no complete cost estimate.
A vote was taken but the results stood only 30 votes difference with the negative holding
ihe slim majority. $
A motion was then advanced
to put the question to a student
body referendum but this plan
was defeated.
Then the meeting was divided
into two groups—pro and con.
Tha "Ayes" sitting on one side
of the Armory, and the "Nays"
on the other.
Council's motion was defeated
Of the constitutional revisions
proposed by council, the "A
Group" changes were passed in
their entirety with no discussion
Thc report of the AMS fraternity ' discrimination committee
•was accepted with little discussion.
Read by  USC Chairman Jim
j Killeen,-the report compliment-
i v.'d   IFC   for   its     'sincere   ap-
j proach"   to  discrimination.
|     This was evidenced  by   IFC's
own    discrimination    committet
report,  Killeen said.
'twn clotiet
IHA To Hold
Italian Evening
will hold their "Italian Evening"
Tues., March 22 at 8:30 p.m. in
the club hut L4. There will be
coloured films on Michelangelo
and the Ciampino Airport, there
will also be a talk by Lucian
Gallinari formerly of the Italian
Legislative Assembly.
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gists will, hold a meeting Wednesday, March 23 at 12:30 in
W. 201 for the election of next
year's officers. A film will be
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lowship will hold a meeting
Wed., March 23 at 12:30 in Physics 201. Rev. M. Nicholson will
speak on "Christ and His Bodily
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meet Wednesday at noon in the
Psychology club room in hut
M2. During the proceedings it
is hoped that a new "executive"
will emerge and that plans will
be made for an evening next
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holding a meeting today at noon
in the Board room, North Brock.
There will be an election for officers.
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UBC FILM SOCIETY presents "Pride and Prejudice," starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier, at 3:49, 6:00 and
8:15 in thc Auditorium. Also,
there will be presented, a Cowboy film revival, featuring Buster Keaton, today at  12:30.
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JAZZSOC is holding its final
meeting and will be discussing
plans for next year's program.
All this year and last year executive are requested to be there.
Brock Stage Room today at noon
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iety Council will meet today
noon in Men's Club Room at the
Brock. Important that all members be present.
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ECONOMIC SOCIETY reminds their members of the
forthcoming banquet.
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will hold a special meeting in
Arts 204 at noon today.
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meet Wednesday at noon in the
Psychology Club Room in Hut
M2. During the course of this
meeting a new "executive" will
emerge, and plans will be made
"or an evening meeting next
Monday night.
Flames of last October will be recalled when Radsoc
throws its big Brock "house warmer" next month.
Scheduled for April 7th the semi-formal dance will
celebrate the opening ol Brock lounge. The popular studeni rendezvous, has been completely redecorated since an
untimely file leveled its timbers last fall.
Highlighting the affair will bo local chan'teuse Lorraine
McAllister, radio star, and Don Francks. Radsoc is providing the music over its new High Fidelity system, installed as part of Brock's "new look."
The affair will help chase those pre-exam blues so
all are advised to get their tickets early from the AMS
office or any radsoc member. Price is 1.50 per couple. Page Two
Tuesday, March 22, 1955
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Alma Mater, Society, University of British Columbia. Editorial
opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of The
Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or
the University. Business and advertising telephones are Alma 1230
or Alma 1231. Advertising Manager is Geoff Conway.
ivAit by* hand.
Managing Editor—Ray Logie
CUP Editor—Jeap Whiteside
Copy Editor—Stanley Beck
News  Editor—Rod Smith
Sports Editor—Xen Lamb
Executive Editor—Oeofi Conway
Reporters — Rusty MacKenzie, Tom Woodsidc, Val Haig-Brown,
Jaeky Seale, Pat Russell.
Phooey on Pools!
Editor, The Ubyssey:
I cannot understand all this
about  swimming pools lately.
The only hard headed, business like, practical solution to
spending all that spare money
would be to build a beer parlor
with atmosphere on the campus.
I am convinced that business
would boom profits would soar,
and, most important, students
would have a successful Incentive to stay away from the evil
Influences of the thug city.
Swimming pools be damned.
Start the campaign off with
a bang under the slogan:
"Bigger and Better Beer Parlors For UBC."
3rd  Year Imbiber
General  Meetings m..n™ m.-. m«»
What happened at Eriday's general meeting .was a pity
to behold.
Apathy, that phantom enemy of student politics, was
banished as nearly 150 students crowded the armory for the
AMS meeting. •
But with  only one-quarter of the  meeting's business
settled, the quorum was challenged and president-elect Ron
Bray took one look at the students still in the armory and *
adjourned the meeting.
Only 600-odd students had remained after the pool decision was finally reached at 2:40 p.m. Most of those who
left early were required to attend labs and lectures.
But those who were without such commitments could
hardly be blamed. Tbe meeting had taken two hours to
settle only one issue—however important it was. With
simething like eight considerations remaining, the meeting
showed evry promise of continuing until 9 or 10 p.m.
Obviously, it is time to reform our general meetings.
This does not meen eliminating them, as Student Council has foolishly suggested. Apart from their necessity for
democratic student government at UBC, general meetings—
at, least one per year—are required by the Societies Act,
which governs the Alma Mater Society. And in view of the
crowded agenda at Friday's meeting, it would be plain folly
to hold only one meeting per session.
The avenues of reform lie in two main directions.
General meetings -must first of all be provided with equal
amounts of business, and secondly, they must be speeded up".
Student Council should see that more decisions are
ready for student consideration in the fall, instead of letting
them slide until the spring.
It is hard to understand the Student Council of this
session, which has fatuously labelled fall meetings as useless and urged their repeal, while at the same time permitting the spring meetings to become lamentably overloaded with business.
The idea of speeding up general meetings is admittedly
an old one. But Student Council this session could have
done a much greater service to students if it had spent
more time trying to carry out this reform instead of speaking
of general meetings only in terms of contempt.
Time allowed each speaker should be limited; the chalr-
amn should be more familiar with Robert's Rules of Order
and a good deal more vigilant; an improved and speedier
means of counting votes should be devised. These are only
some of the measures which should be adopted. Others
must also be found.
At the same time, Student Council should try to persuade the administration to cancel all afternoon lectures
and labs on the day of an AMS meeting.
It is certain something must be done to improve our
general meetings. Considering the serious decisions placed
before Friday's meeting, it can be seen that our general
meetings are too vital to student government to be allowed
to remain clumsy, verbose and disorganized.
UBC students, from the highest council official to the
most ordinary of students, went intensely sport conscious
for a few seconds at Friday's abbreviated general meeting.
With the long haggle over the pool question resolved,
and new council president Ron Bray in the chair, the question of giving $.'1000 of the AMS surplus to the rowers for
their proposed Henley trip was brought  up.
No debaters stepped forth to argue pro or con. Bray immediately put the question. The 1000 odd students left after
the pool walkout, perhaps eager to sound united about
something, roared a unanimous "Aye."
Bray slammed down the gavel. "I declare the motion
carried," he said. Then caught himself.
"Are there any 'nays"?" he asked sheepishly. Only a
cough and a scraping of leel  answered him.
It. was somewhat ol a tribute.
Editor, The Ubyssey:
If Pres. MacKenzie desires
to have the respect and sympathy of the public, he would
be well advised to assemble
the student body and give them
a talk on courtesy and manners, for how far does a man
— or woman — go in the bus-
that's merry
iness and professional world
without these two essential
qualities. All the knowledge
and learning in the world do
not get one far without them,
for they are to life what oil
ia to machine.
II is disgusting to sec a great
hulk of a male student with
brief case lu his arms sitting
on a west-bound 4th Avenue
bus, in all likelihood bound
for UBC, remain sitting while
men and women — seme times
elderly — remain standing
close "by.
Every year now students of
the engineering school stage a
party in January. College students have played pranks from
time immemorial, but when it
comes to obstructing the police
and damaging property, for
which other students have to
foot the bill, then there is nothing amusing about it. Some
of us consider Pres- MacKenzie
would have been well advised
to expel one or two of the leaders to create a precedent and
show that there Is a limit.
3717 West 17th
Ken Lamb
Despite the onset of modernizing forces, the over-abundance application of science to love (or sex — which might be
the same thing), and the invention of Bermuda shorts, one can
still find traces of that fine old Victorian retirement in the
matter of things biological.
I found it the other day, under somewhat uncomfortable
circumstances, in one of Vancouver's larger department stores.
At the time, I was not inclined to consider my discovery one
of retirement as much as damned inconvenience.
But on reflection, I found I had to admire the emporium
for its show of taste in a delicate matter.
It all happened as I was muddling along, looking at
miscoloured ties, odd jewelry, and $2 nylons on for a $1.49.
There I was, admiring this merchandise, when an in-
assurageable urge came upon me.
But where to go? It was at that moment that Victorian-
ism, waving its Prince Albert madly, made its triumphant entrance in the person of a clerk. I blandly asked this clerk where
the men's washroom was.
An arm flung itself out in the general direction of nowhere, a voice gasped "over there, sir," and the clerk beat a
retreat down the aisle.
Well trained though, one must admit. The management
certainly frowns upon its feminine help talking with strange
However, I still had not the information I sought. So
I looked for a directory. Now in most department stores these
are nailed, in large and readable size, to every pillar, every
post, every wall, and even to the backs of floorwalkers. (Efficiency experts' ideas).
But that is not the case here. After a diligent survey of
the first three floors, with little success I came upon one of these
things discreetly hidden behind a hanging of living rbom draperies (direct from the looms of Scotland — $8.50 per yard).
The sales clerk did her best to hide it from me, even
going to the length of concealing it within the drapery — and
running off with it to the department store manager.
But I caught her, and after explaining to thc manager
that just because I was hopping up and down did not mean
what she thought but only tha,t I was looking for goldfish
meal, I succeeded in being allowed to look at the directory.
Ah Ha, There it was! "Washrooms, men — second, fourth
and sixth floors." Then my reperter-trained eye caught the
word "women," whereupon I discovered their washrooms were
on alternate floors. You did leave your blot, didn't you Queen
V? Thus another blow was struck for segregation (not to be
confused with discrimination).
But knowledge in hand, I sallied forth into the rug hung
environments of floor four to find the real pause that refreshes.
But Victoria had only begun to fight.
A careful circumnavigation of four walls, two trips in
the elevator, and a misadventure involving thc broom closet,
finally brought me to a dimly lit corridor.
There on thc wall around the corner, in small letters,
dwarfed by a sign informant of the fact that the employment
manager was on the door to thc left, was a sign. On it were
those immortal three letters •■— M-E-N.
With a sigh of relief I dashed around two corners, up
a flight of steps, and into an ancient and inadequate washroom.
It was a hard fight to only find a quiet place in which
to wash one's hands. And that too, only goes to show Victoria
is still with us.
A Sour Not*
Editor. The Ubyssey:
Congratulations should go to
the Open House Committee and
all those who made Open House
day such a big success. As a
public relations job I think it
went over big.
As far as I could see, there
was only one sour note to the
Whole affair. I consider that
sour note some of the articles
which appeared in The Ubyssey
of March 5. These articles
brought anything but credit to
the University, I refer to such
articles as "Sin skulks in corners," Learning means lectures"
and "Campus magazine sales"
which do anything but foster
good public relations.
These articles are more like
something you would expect to
3   in
some   scandal   sheet
rather than a University publication.
When will people realize that
there is more in life than gambling, drinking and carrousing
in general. The writers of these
articles think they are so smart
to be able to elaborate and revel in vices which persists. So
they blow them up lo the skies
to try and make out to the public how "tough" we university
students really are. How childish! I thought we left that kind
of "stuff" behind us in high
Misconception Ended
Editor, The  Ubyssey:
After reading Mr. Logie's
"It's Like This" in the last
issue of the Ubyssey, I realized that I had been doing him
a great injustice and would
like to apollgize now. Before
that article appeared I believed
that Mr. Logie had no idea that
the C.C.F., the Liberals, the
Tories and the Socreds existed
as clubs on this campus.
Mr. Logie's "It's Like This'
corrected my misconception
and I thank him for it.
William Marchak,
Commerce 2.
Roof Empire Pool
Editor. The Ubyssey.
1 believe the University Administration through its shortsighted penny-pinching (over-
looking B.C.'s resource status
as a. magnet to business expansion and thereby tremendously increased UBC population)
has side-stepped its obligation
to roof Empire Pool.
Let mc quote from a Vancouver Sun editorial, Jan 28,
1.955, it was "repeatedly said
when BEG funds were being
raised that the pool would be
roofed for year round use by
the public and UBC after the
Games. This was part of the
understanding when it was
built on the campus" . . . "UBC
would roof it when money was
I wish to slate that the University Administration does
have funds available. However,
in presenting its argument for
a second pool il concentrated
solely on current cash and neglected its status as an educational institution in this Province.
The present B.C. Government lias instituted a system
of aiding school construction
by guaranteeing • municipal
school board bonds in the case
of default. This scheme has
rendered very low interest
charges on borrowing by school
boards. Our UBC Administration like a school board is entitled to such a guarantee on an
Empire Pool bond issue.
Thc roofed pool is not a luxury, as some would have us
believe, but a planned portion
of our Memorial Gym construction — especially in lieu of
UBC's obligation to fulfill the
BEG-UBC agreement.
Howard P. Thornton.
Arts 4
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Hfektk about Coke..
"You cant beat
the real thing
When you have a yen for refreshment, look
for the familiar red cooler that invites you
to stop and enjoy the real thing—Coca-Cola.
Nothing else tastes so right and restores
you so pleasantly as ice-cold Coke.
Wherever you go, pause ... have a Coke...
and drive safely, refreshed. *
the Varsity Launderette. Up to
9 lbs. completely processed foi
75c. Special student rates for
small lots. Across from Varsity
Theatre. AL. 2210.
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uate students—Your work a
specialty with us, also University typing of all kinds. Competent work, campus rates.
Eloise Street. AL. 0(155-R. Just
off the campus.
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Electric typewriter. Carbon
paper  and  ribbons  generously
used. Accurate work. Mrs. F.
M. Gow, 4456 West 10th Ave.,
ALma 3682.
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theses, es.sa.vs and papers typed.
Reasonable. KE. 6089L.
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topcoat. March 1. Probably in
Memorial gym of elsewhere on
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coach Best oiler. Can be seen
on   campus.  KE.   21S13L
Fifty million times a day
"CoJi.'Wl a r.giiltr.d trodt-mork
COCA-COLA LTD.   ...* Tuesday, March 22, 1955
Players' Alumni
Win At  Festival
UBC's Players Club Alumni walked off with top honors in
the B.C. Drama Festival Tuesday with their interpretation of
Says Rose
War will always be with us,
and peace does not mean sitting
quietly on your butt for ever
more, said Dr. W. J. Rose, quoting Albert Schweitzer in a lecture yesterday in Arts 100.
Dr.   Rose revealed that  Schweitzer   was   motivated   by   t.
"magnificent     obsession."      Hi
could have been a great musi
clan, a  great teacher of theology or philosophy, but instead
at  the age  of 30,  he  took  up
medicine to devote  his  life tt
repaying the debt of the Europeans to the African negro.
' Schweitzer,   who  came   from
the border province of Alsace,
was above mere nationality. "He
belongs to humanity," asserted
Rose, who knew Schweitzer
personally, once asked him the
difference between the Alsatians
and the Germans, across the
Rhine. Schweitzer replied that
the. difference is that here they
stuff their Xmas goose with
apples and there they stuff it
with chestnuts'.
West  Point vs.
UBC Debaters
West Point Cadets will debate
with a UBC team in Arts 100
on Friday, March 25 at noon on
"Our Security policy with regard to Europe."
Members of the American
travelling team are: Bob La
Frienz, Bill Street and Bill Roth.
The UBC debating team will be
made up of John Redekop, Bob
Lposemore and Derek Fraser.
"The Crucible/1
The Alumni group who were
iirectcd by Dorothy Davies and
supported by two active group
nembers, John J. Maunsell and
Lve Newitt, won the competi-
ion two years ago with their
version of "Valpone."
Four other groups were competing, and judgement was bas-
•d on; suitability of the play,
■ cenery, costumes, interpreta-
ion and acting.
Thc group is planning a trip
o Regina in May, where they
vill exhibit their acting ability
o prairie audiences..
The same play, the Crucible
vas put on by thc active group
•i\ weeks ago in the Frederick
A'o,d Theatre ,w.th equal suc-
A surplus of $23,000 may
grace the AMS Treasury at the
close of this year, Treasurer
Ron Bray announced recently.
The 1954-55 fiscal year began with a surplus of $6,000,
and has steadily increased to
a possible $10,000 by the end
of this year.
A loan of $13,000 made by
the students in 1951 for the
construction of the War Memorial Gymnasium is gradually
be.ing paid back to the AMS
through the five-dollar student
A plan for a grant of $3,000
to send UBC Rowing Crew to
the Henley Regatta will be presented to the students for debate
at the AMS General Meeting
March  18.
ANTICIPATING the full joy of the warm day that Xisually
blows in with the first day of spring, two campus followers
of Diana flexed their various attributes and prepared to
greet the rosy dawn.
Unfortunately, the dawn was there, and it may hav*
been rosy, but all that was hidden behind the fog mtii
snow. One fort camp alki was heard to remark, "thitt
sure was a hell of a party last night, eh?" (he thpuglifcii;
was Christmas morning.)
Spring Sprang S'prisingly
Anticipations of the coming
of spring were Jolted into wistful oblivion Monday morning
when the Evergreen Playground awoke to a blanket of
Supposedly the time of year
when Mother Earth takes on
new beauty and birdies have
a field day with tiie bees, our
"first day of spring'.' resembled more of a chlnook in
The effect of the weather
on UBC students was far from
inspiring. A few of the more
daring outdoor-loving souls
rushed headlong into the snowbanks for a brisk game of
cricket before lunch.
Springtime is Outdoor Time
Be  Dressed  for the
occasion  in  a
smart  Windbreaker
from  HBC!
The overall reaction was
one of gloom as disappointed
students sloshed to class with
dainty little sandbags strapped
to their sodden feet.
The appearance of a .row-
boat on the main mall did
little to bolster the depression.
"Probably left by Noah"
grumbled an unhappy student
in passing. *
One stricken botanist aifcig
seen  groveling in the
in search of a reassuring
of grass. m
Greatest evidence of thl ify
ability of nature to con
was seen In the desertion.
Spanish Banks as fun-lwl
habituals took to the WW
for shelter.
Come in and see
these gabardine
windbreakers with
nylon Calisheen,
water repellent,
stain resistant
and wrinkle proof
you'll find them a
'must' for your
Spring wardrobe.
Choice of several
1   colors
Sizes 36 to 46
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Main Floor
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The grant will be tenable at
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had by contacting Dean Gage
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Noon  Show  Today...
Auditorium  10c
For Students And Stapt Onlv/
3:45, 6:00, 8:15
Elsener  Vows  To
'Sin   Permeating
Acadia Camp election campaigning came to a head at a
general meeting Tuesday night, when candidates speeches
ranged from dissertations upon chastity and prohibition dowih
to Walt Kelley's Pogo. i
WUS Selects Two
Law Students
For Japan Trip
John Bossons, Third Arts, and
Maurice Copithorn, Third Law,
have been selected by the UBC
World University Society Committee to attend thc Japan Seminar this summer.
Highlight of the evening was
presidential candidate Frank
'Purity' Elsener, who announced
that he stood lor "abstinencfe,
purity, prohibition, and chastity"
Elsener asked "What would th#
mothers of these poor, innocent,
first year students think ll! they
knew of the tentacles of sin permeating through Acadia Camp
and of the half nude murals on
the walls of their innocent boys'
Leaving  Vancouver on  July
Otber candidates for president
. are Ewan  Maclntyre, and Bob
15, the two B.C. representatives , SmUh    MacIntyre  pr0mised  '?*
will fly to Japan where they ; j,ood cu>an, efficient and denio-
will attend lectures at a Japan- j cratic government" if he wei*e
University     and      travel j elected. He had hoped,to see Dr.
G Shrum at the meeting and
discuss "deducted caution money" that was paid in by students
at tiie beginning of the yea*.
Smith spoke in favor of new
housing accommodations spying
he would "support AMS President  Ron Bray if he decides
through Japan until September
tion will hold their final meet- ,
ing Friday at 12:30 in the Brock   t° *wk bM™ houMn*
club room. Next year's secretary
will be chosen  and  new mana-
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Other speeches were given by
Mo Pogo' Kennedy and AlttW
Jo Dixon, both second year commerce students running for position of Acadia Treasurer, to be
''elected Wednesday.
| Miss Kennedy reminded mm-
I dents that she has all the qUa\i|i,-
i cations for treasurer" and tbflt
J she is willing "to speflA
j many long hours that will
needed in looking after tf
| "newly bought Canteen fuhi
: for next year."
At one point Elsener frowrffa
I when Miss Kennedy mentioned
', "campus cuties" in  her speech.
However he went on to show $i
;disuust of present Acad in a flail's
: by saying that this seduction fet
j the innocent would only 1«id
i to the ruination of our beloved
country." ■   ■ Page Four
Tuesday. March 22, 1955
Deadline for applications for Secretary of the Men's
Athletic Association has been set as Friday. All applications are to be made to athletic director R. J. Phillips.
MAA secretary, besides handling all correspondence
and paper work for the MAA, is by tradition one of the
four student representatives on the Men's Athletic Committee, the governing bodj' of UBC athletics.
Weekend Sees
Tie Two Wins
Saturday  the Carmichael Cup rugger resulted  in two
wins and a tie for UBC teams. Braves shut-out Ex-P.W. 9-0;
Blurbs squashed Meralomas 16-6; and Tomohawks drew with
Ex-Brits 3-3, *	
goal, while John "Boot" Legge
and Mad Anthony scored tries.
Sinclair in particular, showed
up well as his quick reactions
and fast thinking gave him a
jump on the opposition.
Braves had a rough time of
the first half of their game ag-
against Prince of Wales. Their
vaunted three line attack misfired, and the P.W.'s broke up
their every effort.
Even their master field-general, John Mulberry, was unable
to organize an effective thrust.
Several times he spearheaded attacks to "beat these guys!" but
every time the 'guys' beat him.
Finally General John wrenched
an ankle and was packed off
without a whimper or sob.
In the second half the powerful Braves slipped into gear.
Gary Sinclair booted a penalty
Varsity's soccer birds were
flying high over the weekend
when they dumped the V & D
league's Richmond Legion 6
to 3 before the sweeping television   eye   of   CBUT.
The win moves Varsity up in
the Provincial Cup playdowns
to face North  Shore  United of
the Pacific Coast League's A
division. The North Shore crew
were overcoming Firefighters 2
to 1 in the Royal City. They will
be the toughest team Varsity
will meet this year.
Against the wind, Varsity were
down 2 to 0 at the half to the
hard-hitting Richmond soccer
club. In the second half, Vtr-
sity's Birds took off and rolled
up  five  fast goals.
Leading the scorers were newcomer George Jack and centre
Somerled Macdonald with two
apiece. Steady Bruce Ashdown
scored his usual goal and big
Dick Matthews camf through
with another.
Husky George Jack, a fast
and dangerous man in front of
the net showed well for thc
Birds, With two goals he graduated to recieve his wings and
join the advance bomber squadron of Bruce Ashdown and Somerled Macdonald.
If Varsity can continue to
score in their next game against
North Shore they should give the
North Van boys plenty of
trouble. This week showed
a vast improvement m the forward line, especially in the second   halt.
The course of the match could
be summed up by saying UBC
ran the ball, and Ex-P.W. kicked it. At every opportunity the
opposition booted the ball, and
kept the Braves at bay most of
the game.
Meanwhile the Blurbs were
having an easier time of it,
crumbling Meralomas 16-6.
Blurbs make all the mistakes in
the book, and do little, according to Hoyle — except win. They
have not lost since their first
match of the season, and even
that was a 6-3 sneaker.
Coryell's bunch of athletes
simply bowl over their rivals
with strength and speed. Their
American football knowledge
makes them savage tacklers and
bullish plungers. Often, instead
of passing and running around
the opposition, they tuck the
ball in and run either through
or over the foe.
Meralomas scored a penalty
kick first, but Blurbs roared
back. Oscar Kreutziger scored
two tries and Ron Stewart one.
Bob Weinburg's two conversions
gave Blurbs a 13-8 cushion at the
half. The game was never in
A Brave-Blurb clash would be
a real test for both teams. There
is no doubt that Braves are a
far more skilled group of mechanics, but whether they can
hold off the power of the Blurbs
is the question. It would be a
good game.
Tommies, in drawing with Ex-
Brit 3-3, kept a fair record intact. Although they have lost to
Braves and Blurbs, they are still
a pretty fair team. Every other
outfit has fallen before the two
big winners also. By city standards Tommies are well up in the
first division.
This Thursday is another Oxford-Cambridge game. An all-
star UBC team will be fielded.
Also the English will have captain Ian Beer in strip for this
one. He has just arrived from
representing England in an international match.
The tourists defeated Victoria
21-8  Saturday,  on   thc  Island.
Varsity Scullers To Meet
Huskies At Coal Harbor
AND IT CAME to pass that UBC will continue its swimming outdoor style, like the two cuties, Betty Best and
Joan Ross, are doing in ye olde and much maligned Empire Pool, —Mike Ames Photo
Trapp  Tech  Wins
Basketball  Cup
Trapp Tech knocked off favoured.Alberni Saturday night
to walk off for the first time with the Provincial Championship and a lion's share of All Star honors.
Two  members of Tech's tall T'       ~
team made the first team, while  <Wcst  Van  *>ls°   had  a   terrific
another got on the second.
The six foot two and a half
inch average height of the Engineers dominated backboard
play as they stole rebounds and
literally smothered Alberni's attempts at shooting and passing.  SECOND STRING
'     Players  on   the  second   team
cheerleader, corps). Named to the
all star five were Grozier and
McComb of Tech, Vernon of
Gladstone, Nicol of West Van
and Tanton of the second place
Alberni team.
Tech grabbed an early lead,
held it, and despite a desparate
attempt by Alberni in the second
half, managed to hang on and
win 46-37.
Most valuable player award
went to Bill Nicol of West Van
Big  Day
In  Murals
Tuesday will feature one of
the big days in the annual intramural track and field meet
with the 880 yard finals being
run off.
Other events are the 120 yards
low hurdles (heats), the broad
jump, discus; all these events
going at 12:30. At 12:45 the 100
yards dash heats will be run
off and then comes the 880 yards
Entries are fairly even in all
fields and it is difficult to predict who will come out on top.
The adverse weather conditions,
it' it rains again, could provide a factor for some upsets.
Varsity and UBC combined
together over the weekend to
lose to Vancouver 4 to 1 in
an exhibition grasshockey
game over the weekend while
Cardinals were lasting to tie
with Varsity on points for the
league lc;>d.
UBC plays Varsity in the
first game of the semi-finals
this weekend.
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For Season's  First
Spring, such as it is, has arrived for the UBC Rowing
Club. Their competitive season commences at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26 in placid Coal Harbour when they race University of Washington lightweights.
UBC lost by three seconds to*	
Washington last fall. At that
time the BEG champs had but
a few practice miles of rowing
behind them, whereas this time
they have had much more training time in their shell.
j to  their  Henley  Cup  jaunt  to
I England in June.
I       Foster  Hewitt   will   not   be
j broadcasting their contest with
And then again the race is
up here. Beautiful Coal Harbour
is the sight, while last time it
was on the U. of W. waters. The
conditions of Coal Harbour will
probably puzzle the Washington-
ians; they even puzzle Vancou-
Flotsam (jetsom-), blizzards,
squalls, fogs, tugs, and other unmentionable items are often encountered by the rowers in the
Harbour. Varsity crewmen are
used to such delicacies; the Am-
erks are unlikely to be.
Therefore odds for the Saturday clash hover around the
"6-to-5. "take-your-pick" mask.
It will be an exciting match, as
Washington is one of USA's foremost rowing universities. Spectators can view the race from
either the Vancouver Rowing
Club's premises, or the Stanley
Park causeway.
The race will be over in plenty of time to see the Ox-Cam
vs Vancouver rugby game. Also
it will likely be the only opportunity to see Canada's successors to the Penticton Vs, prior
The team, coached by mild
Frank Read and Johnny Warren, and managed by Don Laishley of fair Acadia Camp, is made
up of the following persons:
Carl Ogawa (115), cox'n; Glen
Smith (180), stroke; Michael Harris (170); Tom Toynbee (180);
Doug McDonald (190); Laurie
West (180); Herman Zlokliko-
vits (190); Ken Drummond (175);
Bob Wilson (175); spares, Phil
Kueber and Bill Hughes.
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were Stephens of Gladstone
Burtch of Penticton. Galioux,
Alberni, Jaheny of Delta, and
the six foot five inch Krego of
'Frapp Tech.
The four day casaba contest
provided a lot of entertainment.
It   also  raised  a  question.
What happens to all that school I
spirit when a high schooler/ enter* uivenrsity? The cheerleaders seem lo have an endless
supply of energy, and the vocal
efforts of the fans did not cease
throughout the entire tournament.
This exuberance, note over
the past few years, seems to.
disappear when one enters this
institute of higher learning. What
metamorphosis takes place that
transforms a bundle of dynamic
energy into a relatively apathetic, almost "lifeless blob of protoplasm?
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Takes place between 11:30 and 1:30 on
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