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vol. xxxn
No. 5fi
New Officers Elected To
Campus Branch Of Legion
With Al Westcott, Murray Ryan, and Jack Shepherd taking
over president, secretary, and treasurer's positions on the new
Region executive by acclamation, UBC Legionnaires meet at
12:30 today to elect the remainder of their 1950-51 slate.
.         '■ 1—i ——♦ Nominated slate is one of the
CLU Speaker Scores
Book Censorship As
Brutally Barbaric
Customs censorship of books entering Canada is barbaric, because It ls
secret and arbitrary and because it
keeps good literature oujt of the
That was the oplrt'.on expressed by
Mrs. Dorothy Livesay McNair, Canadian writer, at a Civil Liberties Union
■ meeting Friday.
. Canadian writers, she said, are not
opposed to laws forbidding obscene
or seditious literature. These laws at
least give recourse to courts.
But writers are oposed to "administrative censorship by a small board."
Books entering Canada are subjected
to tiifis sort ef censorship, she said—
any customs official may forbid a
book's entrance, and there Is no possibility of appeal.
Relating a childhood experience,
Mrs. McNair said 'that her mother had
burled a foifoidden book to keep her
from* reading lt.
"How can a child learn if he has
no standard of comparison?" she asked.
■ The great danger of censorship,
said Mrs. McNair, is that it breeds
prejudice In our minds—prejudice
"that grows like moss on an aging
tree." This is "very close" to prejudice! against other races, religions,
snd minorit groups, she said.
CLU passed a resolution st ths close
of the meeting protesting the section
of the Customs Act which allows arbitrary censorship by customs officials.
Fine Arts Society
To Present Noted
American Poel
Following the outstanding sucoess
of the Fine Arts Committee program
on Thursday, March 9, when Dr.
Earle Birney and Dr. Roy Daniells
presented readings of their own poetry
the committee has extended an invitation to American Poet, Kenneth
Rexroth, to present a similar noon-
hour program in Room 100 of the
Applied Science building today.
Mr. Rexroth is a young American
poet and critic with an impressive
record of literary achievement. This
talk on Thursday will deal with
Modern American Poetry and he
will offer readings of his own work.
The Meeting ot the Visual Arts
Club has been postponed until Thursday noon hour also and will feature
Professor Pal Wisnickl, authority on
structural and Industrial design in
UBC's Dept. of Architecture. The
meeting will ta'ke place in Room 200
of the Physics Bldg.
Kenneth Rexroth is the author of
the following books of poetry: "In
What Hour," "The Phoenix and the
Tortoise," 'The Art of Wordly Wisdom" and "The Signature ot all
Things". At present in press are
four Dance Plays, a Translation of
100 Japanese poems. He hds lectured
in most of the major colleges of the
East and has received two Guggenheim  Scholarships.
English Department
Students Reject MAD Plea
To Increase AMS Fees
fo Show
With "Masses and Man" out of the
way, and still remembered as one of
the year's dramatic triumphs, the University English Department is already thinking about next yenr.
Proposed as the 1951 production is
the brilliamt, robust comedy recently
revived by Ralph Richardson at the
Old Vic Theatre, "The Alchemist."
The English Department has called
>an open meeting of all students interested in discussing the proposed production. Meeting will be held today
In Arts 203 at 12:30 p.m.
"The play offers wonderful acting
parts to a large cast," seiicl a member
of the Department.
Associated in !he direction of the
play are Dr. Roy Daniels, D'r. Philip
Akrigg  and Miss Dorothy  Somerset.
the largest
ln Legion history, and most nominees
are new executive material. First and
second vice-president and executive
member positions remain to be filled
by voting.
Westcott, this year's secretary, returns to UBC next year for Teacher's
Training. He graduates with a triple
major in History, English and Psychology.
Secretary-elect Ryan, fourth year
Arts, also plans to take Teacher
Training in September. Treasurer's
duties rest in the capable hands of
a third year Commerceman, Jack
Six members are contesting vice*
president positions, and the defeated
candidates may enter the executive
race. This means that nine Legionnaires will vie for the three available seats.
Elected executive members take
chairmanship of Visiting, Grants and
Gratuities, and Entertainment Committees. All but two nominees sre
married men. A. Johnston, executive member candidate, and Charles
Brown, contesting second vice-president's position have so tar retained
their single status.
Elections are scheduled for 12:30
p.m. ,today  In Applied Science 202
where candidates will be introduced
before voting.
First Vice-president
H. E.  Johns,  third  year App. Sc.
seconder D. Grister
Ken Mclnnet, second year Arts —
seconder J. Greenway
Len Stewart, second ysar Law —
seconder R. MacDonald.
Second Vice-president
Charles Brown, second year Geology
seconder H.. Johns
Dal Gordon, second year Law —
seconder G. Miller.
George Stephen, second year App. Sc.
seconder R. Jewell
Executive Members
Len Nordby, third year App. Sc. —
seconder F. Lewis.
W. A. MacKay, tlhrd year Arts — ,
seconder C. Alcoch
Nick Schroeder, second year Arts —
seconder W. Johns
G. A. Longworth, — seconder G. D.
Lawren Harris
Advises Fine Arts
Dept. For Campus
The change in the standing of art
throughout Canada during the last
35 years has been astounding, Dr.
Lawren Harris, eminent Canadian
painter, told a group of students
Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery.
Speaking at the opening of a display
of paintings by Professor Binning oi
the ' Architecture Department, Dr.
Harris told his audience of the advantages and possibilities In the establishment of a Fine Arts Department
on the campus.
IDr. Harris said that "Mr. Binnlng's
work could, I think, hang any place
in the world and command respect."
The National Art Gallery in Ottawa
Mrs. Stewart, regent of the Uni-
has recently acquired one of his
versity chapter of the IODE, which
was mainly responsible for starting
the gallery, told of the history of thc
group, and of its efforts to help students. The gallery was established in
memory of Dean Bollert, former Dean
of Women.
Catalogues of the display, which
been delayed, will be ready in a few
days. Professor ©inning w'ill conduct
a tour of the paintings next Tuesday
at 12:30 p.m.
Cheap Travel Rotes
Open to Students
Dormitory style passage bookings
are available for students wishing inexpensive travel to Europe. Holland
American steamship line offers a return fore of $140—from New York
and May 20 with a multiple berth
lo Le Harve and 'Rotterdam.
Sailings are scheduled for Aptrtl 17
cabin available at $150. Applications
and requests for information should
be addressed to the Dutch Office for
Foreign Student Relations care of Holland-American Line, Little Building,
80 BoyLston St., Boston 16, Mass.
Work Your Woy
UBC Co-op Solution
7o Student Problems
Slightly short on funds?
The University Students Co-op
problems. _^	
Functioning on a non-profit basis,
the co-op provides students the
chance to mutually work out part
part of their room and board.
This co-op was started by a group
of interested students ln 1941 .They
rented their house then, but now they
are well on the way to complete
ownership. They expect to have full
possession ln 1957.
The orgnalzation Is also registered
under the B. C. Co-op Act and ls a
member of the B. C. Co-op Wholesale
Society. *
Each member upon entering the
house Is required to buy ten one
dollar shares which he can transfer
bock to the house when he leaves.
Students hope to expand the organization In the near future and at the
present moment have a fund of $1500.
A present there is accommodation
for sixteen members.
Students expecting to attend summer school and in need of a place
to stay are advised to apply to the
Manager-Secretary—USCA, 4092 West
8th Avenue.
is the solution to you^
To Speak
H^re Today
Dr. Michel 1. Lerner, UBC graduate and one time assistant in the
Department of Poultry Husbandry
here, and now one of the continent's
leading geneticists will deliver a
Canadian Club lecture at UBC today
in Arts 100 at 12:30 p.m.
At present, teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Lerner received his master's degree in
agriculture from UBC in 1932 and his
Ph D in Genetics from the University
of California in 1938. His career has
been marked with top research honors. Commencing with the winning of
the Poultry Science Institute's research prize In 1937, followed by the
Billing prize In 1940 and climaxed in
1948 with a Guggenheim fellowship
which took him to the Universities
of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Reading,
as well as the Royal Society in Dublin, the Royal Swedish Agricultural
College and other educational insti-
tions. During this time he lectured
Today at 12:30 he will address students and Interested members of the
public on "Science and the Soviet
Revolution in Genetics," this time
dealing with the significance of the
Russian genetic developments to
science and society outside the Russian sphere.
B. K. Sandwell To
Address Students
Dr. B. K. Sandell, editor of Saturday Night will deliver a public address on the topic "Population pressures and the problem of world peace"
In room 200 of the Physics Building at
12:30 p.m. March 20.
Travelling under the auspices of
the Royal Society of Canada hs will
visit centres across Canada delivering
a series of lectures under an annual
Royal Society lectureship. Later in
the year Anthropologist Dr. Marlus
E'arbeafl will make a lecture tour under the same alspices.
Dr. Barbeau has recently been a-
warded 'the Lome Pierce medal for
outstanding contributions to Anthropology. His work on the culture
of Canada's native Indions lias won
him international acclaim.
Or. Sandell will give an additional
address to the Canadian Club on
Mhrch 21 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mayfair
Room of the Hotel Vancouver.
50-51 ISSUED
Jim Midwinter, Coordinator of
Activities, has Issued a tentative
Activities Calendar for 1990-51. Executives of clubs and other organizations are advised to give it their
close attention, according to Midwinter, and to inform the AMS office tf there are any omissions or
"If I do not receive a reply,"
■aid Midwinter," I will suppose the
group ln question has accepted thy
decision." '
The calendar will become final
on March 31, UN.
Tween Ctdltes
Pari. Forum To
Hold Elections
Annual elections for Parliamentary Forum are slated for
today at 12:30 p.m. in Arts 100.
Forumites should make it a personal responsibility and ensure a
competent Executive for the expanding - activities being undertaken by
the Forum.
* *        *
A PRE-MED FILM "Introduction
to Fractures" will be shown this Friday at 12:30 p.m. In Physics 200.
Tickets for the nurses dance
to be held this Friday at the Man-
hatten w'll I be on sale for 50c per
person at this meeting.
* * *
Montreal Botanic Garden will be presented by the Botanical Garden 'Society in Physics 201 tomorrow at 12:30
* * *
VOC WILL HOLD a general meeting in Arts 204 at 12:30 p.m. today.
* * *
CIC WILL HOLD a meeting today
in Chemistry 200 at 12:30 p.m. Dr.
D. Dunnell will speak on "The Chemistry of Polypeptide Fibres."
* * *
SLAVONIC CIRCLE presents Edward Matkovick speaking on "Czech
University Life" at the regular meeting today at 3:30 p.m. in the Double
ommOttee room of Brock Hall. All
members are asked to attend and bring
potential friends.
Mardi Gras Profit
Biggest Ever
Cheques totalling $4300 were presented to Red Cross. Community Chest,
ond, Salvation Army by Treasurer.
Ralph Diamond of the Mardi Gras
Committee, at AMS general meeting.
In thanks for her receipt of $2150,
half of 1950's Mardi Gras profits, Mrs.
Gordon Selman told students that
this grant was being given when
Community Chest funds were reaching
an all-time low.
Seperatc donations of $1075 each
were given to Mr. E. E. Rhodes of
the Red Cross, and Major Norman
Buckley of the Salvation Army. Buckley said that this money will help to
renovate the old Duinsmuir Hoitel
which is being converted to a Salvation Army Men's Hospital.
Although an overall Mardi Gras attendance was 200 less than in other
years, this is the largest profit which
has ever been made. This was credited
to the competaftt organization of the
Sedgewick Memorial
Fund Put to Use
Contributions to the G. G. Sedgewick Memorial Fund at UBC will be
used to engage lecturers, promote
painting and cultural displays, and
advance all phases of Fine Arts on
the campus.
Poorly Attended Meeting Deaf
To All Proposals Set Forward
(See Treasurer's Report on Page Three)
Second'setback this year for Men's Athletic Directorate,
unanimous passing of Walt Ewing's Treasurer's report and passage of the Alma Mater Society's revised constitution highlighted yesterday's Spring General AMS Meeting.
The meeting was ope1 of the most$>
sparsely attended in recent years.
Official figures on attendance was
1400 but with only 900 seats (all of
Motion Defeated
A move to increase the MAD share
of the Pass Fund by $2,00 was defeated by standing vote of 180 for
and 230 against.
Hilary Wotherspoon who put forward the constitution change that by
By-Law 8, section (a) of the AMS!
Constitution, that two dollars of the
three dollars that goes to Pass Fund
will go to MAD.
Brock Ostrom, new MAD president,
pointed out that by following this
change Ut the constitution, privilege
passes to athletic events would be
reduced from the present five dollars
to about $1.75.
Amendment Approved
which were not filled) available the
figure "seems to be more like somewhere between 590 to 800" according
to one impartial observer.
Ostrom showed that this change
would insure the new War Memorial
Gym from becoming "a white elephant.'' It would also mean that ad*
mission to campus athletic events
would be twenty-five cents.
"You would think we were trying
to cram something down their throats,
instead of giving them better and
cheaper athletic events," said Hilary
Defeat of the motion means that
Privilege Passes will remain st five
dollars ahd that only seventy-one
cents will be taken from the three
dollar per student Pass Fund.
A move to amend constitution with
the approval of Student CouncU or
a General AMS Meeting was approved
by an overwhelming majority after
coordinator George Cumming showed that it could be allowed.
The motion was at first ruled out
of order by president Jim Sutherland.
The mot'.on lonly returned the
status quo of the old constitution"
according to outgoing USC chairman,
Bill Haggert.
Pete Fowler oirginally moved that
"the constitution of USC may not
be amended except by unanimous
vote of Students' Council."
Cumming's statement was that
"there is no reason that USC should
Possible Surplus
In his annual report Ewing stated
his reasons far hoping for a surplus,
he commended The Ubyssey but
added it still is not perfect, explained
his report and thanked the conscientious treasurers he had worked with
during the year.
Auditors, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell
and Co. were appointed in the annual
motion ot outgoing treasurer.
The international firm of auditors
has been the auditors of the society
for many years.
The motion to appoint auditors is
the last official function of the Treasurer at the meeting.
In re-introducing the retiring couft-
cil, President Jim Sutherland  made
have greater privilege   than   other
An amendment to the bylaws to
the effect that the editor in chief of
the Ubyssey should be recommended,
by the Editorial Board of the paper
for the approval of Council was
passed unanimously.
The motion was moved by Sejdor
Editor Hugh Cameron.
In speaking for the motion he said,
"We feel that we should have some
say in who we aVe going to* work
with in future -years."
Bob Currie, Council Public Rela-,
lions Officer moved that the present
by-laws 'be in effect until they sre
reviewed under the Societies Act of
British Columbia.
the rare admission that things rsh
better when he was away, and Eileen
Moyles was in charge. Referring to
IjSE president Margaret Low-Beer,
Sutherland remarked "She has given
us as much pleasure by wearing a
sweater as she has by carrying out
her duties of LSE."
Contlniag down the line, he came
to 'Walt Ewing, who has benefited
AMS by being a Scrooge,' and "George
Cummings who has outdone all others
in making double-bookings for orchestras."
With these remarks, Jim Sutherland and his council bowed out to
the new executive headed by John
AMS To Underwrite Loan
For $10,000 VOC Cabin
Alma Mater Society will underwrite a loan of $10,000 to the
Varsity Outdoor Club for the construction of a new cabin for
the Club on Mount Seymour.
Loan   will   be   negotiated   by   the$*-
treasurer and president of the AMS
and the president and secretary-treasurer of the VOC.
VOC would probably have folded
if the loan had not been approved
by Student Council Monday night,
Jim Aitken, president of the club said.
He termed the present cabin, which
the club now rents, a "rat hole."
Loan to VOC has been approved by
thetically suited to the surroundings."
Recently Oldham stated that he did
not approve the plans because the
department had not decided exactly
what they .wanted to do with the proposed development.
VOC officials stated that increased
costs were also a hindering factor in
construction of the cabin. Since plans
were first drawn up, cost of material
three previous Student Councils but  and labor have doubled,
construction was delayed because the
Provincial Forest Service  would  not
commit themselves on  the subject.
The club plans to build near 'their
cabin on a tract set aside as a provincial  park  on  Mount Seymour.
Last year E. G. Oldham, superintendent of the Provincial Parks Division refused to pass the VOC plans
because he said thoy were "not aes-
Under thc resolution passed at
Council Monday the title to the
building will rest with the AMS and
the VOC will maintain the building
in a state of repair and carry fuU
fire insurance on it.
On completion of repayment of tho
loan, a sinking fund will be established by Ihe VOC to rebuild the
cabin at the end of its expected Mfe. PajVJ
Thursday, March' 46, 1950
The UbyMey
'Member Canadian University Presg        N
Authorised u Second Class Mall, Post Office Dept., Ottawa. Mail Subesripttau^M sei<jrsJst.
Published throughout the university year by the Student Publications Board oi the Alma
Mater Society of the University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed herein sre those of the editorial staff of Ths Ubyssey and not
necessarily those of the Alms Mater Society nor of ths University.
Offices in Brock HslU Phone ALma 1024 For display advertising ^ohe_Atma ttSS
MAffAOlNCf IfllttdR ; CHUCK MAMHALL      *.
GENERAL STAFF: CUP Editor, Jerry MacDonald; News Editor, Art Welsh) Features Editor,
Vic Hay; Sports Editor, Ray Frostj Women's Editor, Shirley Finch; Editorial Asst. Les Armour.
Editor This Issue - DOUG MttUtAY-ALLAN
At a Bparsfelyittended general meeting
df the Alma Mater Society yesterday, students beat down an amendment to the by-
•Jftws of the Society which would have given
the Men's Athletic Directorate an extra two
dollars from the pass fund next year.
;, r ^ twQ ^ollarg would hfeVe erutbted
MAD to admit students to every eampus
miiisWc eVent next ytar lor 25 cents. Privilege
cirds would cost only two dollars at "the
maximum and students would have had the
same privileges as have been in existence
this year.
•"'"Under the amendment MAD would have
;lJ0t$3.75 — an increase of two dollars over
their present grant of $1.75. Sufh a grant,
joining from Uie pass fund, would riot be an
appreciable strain on the finances of the
?|ocl«ty, Hillary Wotherspoon, who moved
'the-amendment, told the meeting.
A number of students who have for
many years opposed such moves swayed the
meeting to a point where students unanimously rejected the amendment. Such a display of narrow-mindedness is hardly up to the
broadmindedness   of  the   student
The-following is the winning critl- was the fourth of these, and its ending larly in the first act, Later on in
eism of the Players' Club spring has the typical, rather frightening the second act an open-mouthed little
production, "An Inspector Cslls.'»       effect of the other three 'time' plays,  boy quality crept in, but in the third
Congratulation,  go  to  Miss  Joan Roan's 8et is an Inter-  a'ct   h*   re*alned   his   form«   »""
ttsted. The runner up wy Spencer ^ ^ ^ a .^ ^ depth possession.
^I**6, by avoiding the conventional box set,     Mr. John Milligan's acting has an
The Judges were Miss Dorothy and m^g j^guia,. wan construction, aliveness which emanates from even
Somerset, "Professor F. G. C. Wood, p^ foe'actor's point of view, the his portrayal of older roles, and
and Daryl Duke and George Robert- raiged ^.g^ and gtah-s make the gives vitality to his work. His per-
SBt very'woVWlble, although the din- formance as the Inspector seemed to
ingtfoom table arrangement at the have tra'ce of Noah still clinging to
beginning of the first act was awk- it, but he managed to present an
ward. I suppose it is the playwright's impression of being master of the
fault for inventing a scene with five situation, and even was able to dohi-
people   seated   around   a   table,   all mate the powerful Mr. Wilson when
The same people Who say other group;
are being deprived of money are themselves
representing groups who have small memberships and serve limited interests.
The Ubyssey does not question the right
of these graujte to exist or have budgets but
it does question the right of these people to
haVe budgets beyond the proportion ofthAr
representation when the money could be
used to serve the whole of the student bddy.
Mad wished to give every 'stiideht a
little more enjoyment for their ten dollar
AMS fee than they have received in the past.,
The two dollar addition would have provided
Saturday afternoon nnd evening'winter enjoyment for every student and not just for a
minority group.
MAD has met with frustration after frustration this year. They have been the sponsors of more lost causes than any other group.
It's time students began to think a little
more about what happens to its athletes and
a little less about minority interests.
A Welcome Contribution
Ute'i news that a: Sedgewick Memorial
Fund has been set up on the campus should
tie welcome news tp those who knew and
/admired Dr. G. G. Sedgewick. The! fund has
'feeen set up by non-university people, alumni,
'aftd students who fire interested in perpetuating the memory of this great man.
The objectives of the award will be to
bring a visiting lecturer here each year, to
t|iwe/aeholarship aid to students, and to enable
the University to make purchases in tiie
fields of art, music, and literature.
Nothing could bo more in keeping with
'the nature of Dr. Sedgewick than the proposed fund, for, although few, except those
who benefiited, know it, he ran what amounted to a private, unofficial loan fund, by means
of which he alleviated the financial difficulties of many students, and at the same time
kept himself poor.
There are few who have not heard* of
Dr. Sedgewick; his >it, the masteriy showmanship that cloaked his scholarly brilliance,'
his undeniable authority in his field, all contrived to bring him the-internationalrecognition that could rtot but reflect credit on
the University at which he taught.
The Dr. Sedgewick Memorial Fund will
be of a dignity and importance to indicate
the place Dr. Sedgewick held in UtriVel-slty
and city life, and the students of this University he served will be able to express their
gratitude and appreciation by contributing
to it.
Contributions of the smallest or largest
amounts will be received at the AMS office,
and, regardless of size, will be valued by the
It will be a great memorial for a great
'WftftArt ItJNNIES
The comic-strips aren't comical anymbre.
^®v-ffryoie! knows that, "you will say, with
a supercilious smirk, "What's so smart about
that?" Maybe I'd better start again.
A horrible character by the name of
(ugh!) "Wormy" is bottled-up in .a radio
Stdtkm. It looks as though someone is going
to hand him a carbon-monoxide mickey-finn.
A man by the name of Steve fCanyon is
saving some orphaned children of the corrupt Chinese Nationalists from the clutches
of the wicked Chinese Reds, Mr." Canyon is
obviously the only hope of the Nationalists
these days, with exception of
Terry Lee, whose activities in China are
so involved that Milton Caniff wouldn't have
anything more to do with him.
A detective, name of Fearless Fosdick,
is currently perforating the skulls of innocent bean-eaters with arrows.
A neurotic named Eric LeGarde looks
as though he is about to blast Dr. Morgan.
LeGarde has a mean look and has a roscoe
stuffed in the pocket of his bennie.
"Okay,"  you  will  say,  "What's funny
about that?"
Bug-eyes was on the steps to say goodbye to me, and the Little Princess was sobbing into her apron. There was a lump in
my throat when I saw ,Bug-Eyes try to stifle
a sob.
"Well," I said mournfully, "this is it."
Bug-Eyes comforted the Little Princess
who was crying fit to kill herself. She looked
up at me with tears in her own eyes, to kill
herself. She looked up at me with tears in
by vnch
her own eyes, and said faintly,
"Do be careful, Lem, if anything should
happen to you, I'd . . ." She couldn't finish,
and wept piteously as I stood fidgeting and
blowing my nose. I tried to comfort her.
"Look, Bug-Eyes," I said, "I'll be back.
The time will pass quickly and I'll be home
Bug-Eyes and the Little Princess cried
louder than ever.
"Don't cry, please don't cry — it* woh't
be forever."
Bug-Eyes smiled wanly.
"No, it won't be forever," she choked
a little, "go quickly and don't look back."
This happens every day I leave for Varsity and I'm getting awful damned sick of it.
At approximateyl 9:30 a.m. yesterday, a
hunched, furtive figure committed an act of
unprecedented effrontery in Arts 100. In the
space of less than five minutes he (or she)
seized a brown paper bag from a space between two seats, and made off with it. In
the bag were a few crusts that were to provide both lunch and supper for a poor student.
The culprit has been established beyond
doubt as an English 427 student^ as that class
had occupied the room until the exact time
of the felony, which was a shabby and despicable affair.
I mention it in this column because it
was my lunch, and as I write, I am getting
madder and madder and hungrier and hungrier.
A pox on you, wherever and whoever
you are.
Mat's Gcwrrj Of,    byi
Doo w&se
son, editors of this year's Thunder-
Miss Basted?! criticism appears below.'
Playing to an audience of a little bound to cover each other up,
over a hundred people, the Players'
Club on Tuesday night presented an
ra Prierfley'. "An Inspector Calls." "ue .•** arou"? th«; ceili*g ■**»■•;
I  found  the  Victorian  wallpaper    Anna Weotten, competent as Shiela,
sensitivity  a"nd  understanding, 'par-
^^'^ "of jmewhat  startling   and .  peculiar delivered her emotional scenes with
blue effect around the ceiling strange,
but en 'the whole, the set mirrored  tlcularly   in   the   first   part   of   the
The play itself appears to be mSlnly ^ ^ admu,abiy( gjvfog a cozy. second act. •Aftej that She was apt
a vehicle for Mr. Priestley's social «tt,ie.<jmn€ripMty effect at the be- to lapse into melodrama, but f foWid
Ideas. The end of the last act, parti- gjHAlBg,^f the first act, and an atmos- h*r ™lo> as one of the keynotes, of
cularly, is almost entirely ^devoted to :(hM of gly( hypocritica]  respects- th<» P'ay, done with intelligence and
u__,_  ._._„.,._.   __-„.„,...   wmy tt,lthe ^yj feeling.
Ihe group of  scfors taking part Elizabeth Davis seemed tt little too
presented   an   intelligent,   Sensitive 'nice' to be the horrible creature she
understanding  of  the  play.   Ronald was  playing,  but  her  carriage and
Wilson's characterization of a Must- manner were extremely good,
ering,   pompous   capitalist   of   pre- As  the   weak   but  r6petent  Eric>
World'War I England had strength PhU Keatley displayed an easy stage
and conviction. His Yorkshire accent presence and sensitive understanding
was apt to come and go at intervals, 0f the role.
the thesis ttf social responsibility.
However, the thesis is in interesting
one, and the play contains sxcitlng
moments of crisis, handled with a
sense of drama hi the production.
The fourth dimensional element in
An Inspector Calls' is the result
of si friendship between Priestley ss
a young man, and Ouspensky, an
eastern European concerned with the
but he presented his usual powerful
ocoult. Under this man's teaching,
Priestley became fascinated by the P*«°™*™-
existence, or non-existence, of time,    'Mr. Bob Bussel's accent was also
and  its possibilities in  playwrltlng. <pr«ne to fluctuation — between south-
As  a  result,  he has written  four em English and bald-faced Canadian,
plays which are lifted out of the However, Mr. Russel's portrayal of
realm of reality by a twist of the <tbe suave, debonair Gerald Croft wua success of the piece. Congratulations
time element.  "An Inspector Cells'' done with charm and ease, particu-   to him and the Players' Club.
The Players' Club should be proud
of "An Inspector Calls". It possesses
a polish and general competency
worthy of a university drama group.
Mr. Risk's direction is obviously res-
pcnsibel   for   d  great   deal   of   the
To The Editor
Juit licduit see
Your pompous little attack on the
hallowed and tradition-bound Arts
Undergraduate Society entitled "Put
Up or Shut Up" reflects a striking
and not very creditable ignorance of
ths functions of this organization.
Just because we are too well-mannered to pig-shave Ubyssey writers—
though the Idea Is admittedly ap-
pealling—Is no reason to suppose that
Arts is "defunct." Just because we
do not hold snake parades through
theatres (hereby causing said theatres
to cancel AMS privileges for all students, does not (indicate that we are
"a standing Joke." Just because we are
not loud, rude, discourteous to the
staff, just because we do not brawl
our way from the Commodore each
year, just because we are quiet, industrious, polite, well-educated and,
above all, literate, is no reason to
suppose thst we are not doing our
duty as an Undergraduate Society.
Quite the contrary; we fave more
blood per artery than engineers (or
any faculty except law and nurses).
We organised a successful March eof
Dimes In Aris, we sponsor successful free dances, we have competing
teams for (he first time in all intramural sports, we hold weekly council meetings, we offered a successful
public speaking course, we helped finance the Austrian students and provide a third of their billets, we keep
off the' stages of downtown theatres
and we are taught as wee toddlers]
that beans are meant to be eaten, not]
thrown. We are just not as loud about
our work as some undergraduate societies. :   f
As for the Frosh, we were the first
to suggest'that they be. given a semi-
independent council with representation an USC. It is only against that
im'idious attempt of engineers to cut
us in half by entirely taking away
our roots. The frosh, that we protest
Th* Frosh (i.e. those first year students not registered in Home Ec., Aggie
etc.) are the basis tof Arts and Arts,
considering that this is <tts first year
as a revived undegraduate society,
has done very well.
As for the Ubyssey, you have al-
read "put up" three or four editorials
condemning the fair name of Arts.
Now "shut up."
Arts USC Reps.
Tht address of Father Duffy was an
insult to the intelligence of university student. The only idea which
could possibly be derived from it,
iwas that the Catholic Church had
used good sense in her disavowal
of Father Daffy.
The number of people who have
found encouragement ln his words
are a deep concern to the more
mature students who know his speech
represents ridiculous reaction, while
Father Duffy represents nothing at
Matthew Arnold said: "But the
aspirations of culture, which is the
study of perfection, are not satis-
fled, unless what men say when they
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on Ihe
By John Brockington
4hhis recital last Saturday, Berono
Mdisevltch advanced an authoritative
cMn-to'the title of "master pianist."
Everything (that he played had poetry,
dignity and that inner response which
comes only when a great man has
tamed his art. However, one felt that,
there Were times when this complete
Command took on a faint aura of
smugness as if to say "I am completely satisfied. This is as it should
be." One Is inclfned to become slightly suspicious when this happens. The
true artist Is never self-satisfied and
is always humble in the knowledge
that he can never hope to achieve h'.s
ideal. But this is only a suspicion and
a lack of more intimate knowledge
forces this thought to remain in the
incubatory stages.
When Mr. Molsevitch played music
that suited his Russian,temperment
he was memorable. When he offered
music too far removed in character
from1 his natural inclinations his per-
i tofmance tended to become mannered
SI a result the Beethoven Pathetique
Sonata emerged as a surface conception and the Moussorsky "Picture* at an Exhibition" became a thing
of unforgettable beauty.
In several of the Chopin Etudes and
in the' B mlhor Scherzo by the same
composer, the pianist transcended the
limitations of his keyboard and soared
Into space. '"When listening to the
Scherzo, for the first time I was not
consciously aware of its'sectional form
so naturally ahd spontaneously did
each Idea' flow into the next.
Needless to say the audience's enthusiasm Called forth five encores from
the obliging Mr. Molisdvitch.
* * *
Canadian music has arrived at last!
If there was any tfoubt of this before.
Monday afternoon's program in thc
Symposium of Canadian Music dispelled It > forever; Not everything on
'the program was of e^ual merOt and
'ieme of lt; to state it plainly was obviously quite worthless.' Yet, we need
ttie "clinkers" to set off those compositions of true worth.
The most outstanding work (based)
'on a single hearing) appeared to be
the String Quartette of John Weins-
welg, a bold, incisive, colorful piece
'of music, full-blooded and frea in its
exuberances, that held not a dull
momewt. It. was almost gypsy music
but not considered in the cheaply
sentimental connotation of that term.
The Steinberg Quartette played as if
they also were convinced of its outstanding merit.
The most startling composition was
a SonaHa by 52-year-old Harry Som-
ers entitled 'Testament of Youth,"
a piece written as a memorial to a
young man who died In the last war.
The music was a stark, snarling, and
bitter indictment of the tragedies of
War and as such assualted the emotions leaving one slightly limp but
npne the worse for the experience.
Mr. flomers' further works will, be
eagerly awaited.
Two works by UBC instructors
Barbara Pentland (String Quartette)
and Jean Coulthard (Sonata for Piano)
previously discussed in this column,
were the outstanding features of a
program that was one of the strongest evidences of the existence of
true creative musical talents that
Canada has offered to date.
"Today We Aro Free from Debt"
Ewing Presents 49-50 Financial Report
(The following Is the complete
tert o/ Treasurer Walt Swing's financial report at yesterday's Spring
General AMS Meeting, A complete
budget appeared in Tuesday's "extra*'
of The Ubyssey.)
Two years ago we were $42,000 ln
debt to the War Memorial Gymnasium. Today we are free from the
debt. $18,000 was paid off from savings made last year and $10,000 from
savings made this year. The remaining $14,000 was realized by selling
bonds 1hat had been purchased periodically before and during the war
by Students' Councils that had ended
their year of office with a cash surplus over and above the sum necessary
to carry the society over the summer
months. I think we owe a vote of
thanks to these people, because, if
they had not been prudent, Wc would
still be in debt.
The financial statement that appears In The Ubyssey shows the position of the various accounts as of the
end of February. It also shows outstanding requisitions at that date.
You will notice that some accounts
appear to be overdrawn to a considerable amount: In this category are
the Law Undergraduate Society and
Commerce Undergraduate Society
which are listed under the Pass Fund.
This is'because their respective ball
and banquet expenses have been
either paid or Covered by requisitions
*nd, as yet, the ticket money has not
been turned to. Ultimately it is ex
pected that they will end up close
to their budgets. On the other hand
the LSE and WAD still have their
greatest expenses to come. As you can
readily see It is very difficult to forecast from these monthly statements
what our final position will be at the
end of tiie year. However, from a
study ot past experiences and talks
with the treasurers of the major organizations it is estimated that our
expenditure this year, barring unexpected misfortunes, will be somewhere
between $69,600 and $71,500.
When ona considers that our annual
turnover is in the neighborhood of
$200,000 I think that you will agree
that we are coming relatively close to
our income. What is left over will be
left  to  carry the Society over the
summer months as has been policy
for more than twenty-five years. In
this respect 1 would like to read you
a letter I have recently received from
our auditors.
(At this point in his speech Ewing
read a letter from AMS auditors,
Peat, Warlck, Mitchell, in which they
suggested that the Society would be
advised to budget for a $5,000 surplus
if they did not wish to borrow from
a bank.)
It is my opinion that The Ubyssey
has done a better job of publicizing
campus events this year than it has
since I came to the campus four years
ago. It has not reached perfection—
but It has Improved. You will see
form the financial statement that the
publications board has exceeded   its
budget in some of its accounts and it
is expected that when the books are
closed that it will have exceeded its
overall budget by approximately $1-
000. However, 1 would like to point out
that ithis is closer to its budget than
the publications board has been in the
past five yeears.
Finally, it is my opinion that In the
final analysis ihe success of the Sooiety
in financial matters depends on the
treasurers and executives ot all the
organizations that go to make up the.
Alma Mater Society. I have been privileged to work this year, with many
conscientious treasurers and I would
like to take this opportunity to thank
both them, the AMIS business manager and the office staff for the final
job that they have done.
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DR. LEOARD MARSH addresses
CCF Club meeting Wednesday in
Eng. 200 on "Social Security and the
University Radio Society is holding
a meeting at 1300 Robson St., Saturday at 8:30 p.m. All members asked
to attend. Admission 50c.
FRENCH CLUB—fRegular Causerie
meeting on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
in the Outrigger.
FILM SOCIETY presents "Jungle
Bread" filmed in Dutch Guiana, on
Monday, March 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the
"SOME ONTRASTS in University
Life: Cambridge, Yale and Toronto"
will be the subject discussed by Dr.
G. N. Tucker when he addresses UBC
Histo||cal Society on Wednesday,
March }5 at 7:30 p.m. in Men's Lounge
Brock. All interested students arc
invited to attend.
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arsmen i ram
For Meet With U W Crew
Taking on the highest cailbre competition of any UBC
athletic team, university rowerg would seem to be stepping
out of their class when they meet the National Lightweight
Champion University of Washington crew Saturday at Coal
Harbour.    ■ '    *at   the   University   of   Washington,
Real, test of just how much power named ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
duced it.
that the local crews can muster will
be made with the Huskies over the
1 mile 550 yard Henley course.
But Thunderbird rowing coach
Frank Reid, himself a champion rower, feels that his batch of green oarsmen have now developed themselves
into a unit that can compare favorably with any college outfit.
Two UW crews of eight, their f|rst
snd second lightweight crews, will
be in the meet Saturday. UBC eight,
university's second team, will take
On the second UW entry starting at
8:15 p.m. with the actual race beginning st 3:30 pjn.
Immediately  following,  two UBC
fourvman  crews,  one  called  UBC
and the other going under the name
WVib,wUl pair off.
Feature race of the day between the
flrsf two teams from each university
is thg thfrd. and last event of the
meet. "' *~ '■'■'
UW's lightweights average about
170 pounds while Thunderbirds, classed ss heavys, are only about 185 per
Both teams will be using the same
system of rowing, UBC recently having changed over to the same style
its Washington, the Conlver style.
Coach Reid of UBC is well versed
in this rowing form and decided it
would   give   his   charges   a   better
chance against the National Champs.
One more advantage in the local's
favor is the fact that UW rowers
have just finfished a series of term
examinations, which may have cut
down their practices.
No matter what the flnal outcome
may be, Thunderbird rowers are
confident that UW will have to flght
the whole way.
Considering that UW can turn out
about 6 lightweights and 10 heavy
crews from their turnouts, while at
UBC the turnout is considered good
at 50 men, the locals can't go far
First team for the ThundeAirds is
made up of stroke, Don Robertson,
ssven- Harry Castillou, six* Dick
Kanla, five- John Drlnnan, four-
Denny Creighton, three. Bob #Ren-
shaw, two-Denny Dallas, bow- John
Warren, with Pete Peters as cox.
UW coach Don l#ndon, first stringer in the Poughkeepsle rsce last year,
will arrive with his team tomorrow
afternoon   and   will   probably   give
Track Starts
Conlver style wss first Instituted them a workout to loosen their joints.
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'Mural Soccer,
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Go Next Week
Going into the last week of
playoffs, intramural basketball and soccer teams will begin
their finals next week.
Leading the race for intramural
soccer supremacy are Fijis and Alpha
Delts. Even though both teams are
up front, -their ranking in ihtramural
sports isn't up to par.
Fiji's are eighth with 143% points,
while Alpha Delts are somewhere in
the 'teens.
Results of Fiji "A" Fort Camp hoop
tilt gave Fiji's a 36-19 win. Kappa
Sigs "A" beat DU's 30-14.
Track and Field prelims start next
Oh March 30, 120 yds. low hurdles,
M0 yds., 100 yds., shot put, and high
jump will b# run off.
Mile. 440 relay, 330 relay, javelin,
and broad jump will be the features
ot Tuesday events while Thursday
events will include 330, 440 and 880
medley relays, discs and pole vault.
Finals for Track and Field will be
on March 37 and 38.
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Stanford ruggermen had one extra player when they defented
'Birds last week ln Palo Alto.
UBC's fluffy, friendly mascot,
the one and only Kickapoo, became a member of the Stanford
squad when Albert Laithwaite presented him to Indian's coach after
the victorious local series. *
Without Hlckapoo, 'Birds suffered an Ignomlnous 8-3 defeat. Following Stanford footsteps, U of
Csi defeated the locals in their
second game.
3 Pins Ahead
Bowling Title
To Architects
Pencil Pointers of Architects
came out on top in the Varsity
Bowling league playoffs.
Rolling out a four game gross score
of 4033, Pencil Pointers beat out Dekes
A with 4030 pins, while Fort Campers
came third with 3974.
Harry Lee of Caboozers rolled out
the individual high gabie with a
torrid 317, while Richards of Fort
Camp bowled the highest for four
games, 1037.
This is the second year of competition, Zeta Beta Tau winning the
opening year's trophy.
All those interested ln bowling
next year are requested to come to
a meeting tomorrow at 12:30 in HM8
Officials of the league wish to get
competition started early next year.
Distribution of prizes and trophies
and election of new executive will
also be held.
Braves Still Trying
For Championship
UBC Braves go on the second to last lap of their quest for
the B.C. Inter A Basketball
Championship when they meet
Courtenay Tomorrow night and
Courtenay are Vancouver Island
champs while Braves won the lower
Mainland championship by defeating
Chiliiwack twice in a two game
total-point series last .weekend.
Winner will meet Penticton for the
B. C. Championship. .
Friday night's game starts at 8:00
p.m., while Saturday's match goes a*
7:30 p.m.
Top-Ranking Tennis
Quartet Spar Today
Top ranking tennis comes to the  campus  today,  providing
the God's above and the wea" ther man give permission.
Walt Stchlberg, member of Canada's^
Davis Cup team, and Jimmy Skelton,
one of Canada's top ranking players,
play against Bill Sparling and Jack
Volkovich, member of UBC Thunderbird team.
Matches, both singles and doubles
will be played on the UBC courts and
start at noon today.
Purpose of the matches is to prep
the UBC team for forthcoming tournaments in the spring. Bill Sparling
will probably be playing number
one man on the UBC team next year.
If rain causes a cancellation of today's game they will be played tomorrow noon.
Stohlberg partnered sensational
Lome Main in the Davis Cup matches
last summer, losing to the powerful
Australian team in Montreal.
A colorful player, Stohlberg is noted
for his powerful serve.
Jimmy Skelton will be the second
staf to exhibit his talents for UBC
fans. Skelton, who only recently
withdrew.from Davis Cup competition
is famed for his smooth style.
Thunderbirds were the Evergreen
Conference champions last year.
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