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Vol. 27
No. 18
A FEATURE ATTRACTION of the Slavonic Circle's Variety Concert which is to take place Friday in the Auditorium
is the presentation of the Love Scene from Pushkin's beloved Boris Gudonov. Seen above are Margarita Kuznetsov
and David Morgan in full costume they will wear in the
act. —Photo by Dennis Maze
Work of WUSC To Be
Perinbam's   Subject
Lewis Perinbam,  globe-trotting Executive  Secretary  of
the World University Service of Canda will visit UBC'g cam-
"kpus from November 5 to 12.
Lottery To
Aid Brock
President N. A. M. MacKenzie Wednesday ratified plans for
a campus raffle, the prize to
be one year's free tuition to
The scheme was devised by
Wendy Sutton's "Rebuild thc
Brock Committee."
Miss Sutton revealed she has
yet to get full information as
to the legal implications of the
plan, but feels confident in its
The raffle plan is the latest
development in the Committee's
tussle with the pocket book.
Downtown newspapers and
radio stations have pledged full
support to the drive and already
are plugging it.
Wednesday also saw the last
of 20,000 fliers mailed requesting "$1 or more" from Alumni.
The committee is also planning to send letters to all students' homes asking financial
Student organizations participating in the Homecoming Parade had to be cautioned by Miss
Sutton Tuesday to refrain from
too many "Brock fire floats."
However, there will be at
least two floats in the parade
using the Brock fire and appeal as  a  theme.
Club Clipped
The Student Christian Movement Club was lined $5 on
Monday, November 1, for not
clearing one of their speakers,
with the coordinator of activities. Council imposed the fine
because the club violated article
6 of the AMS constitution.
This   article   stales:   "If   any
subsidiary   organization   of   the
Society desires to invite a speaker other than a  member of the :     Poppy   day
Society    to   address    University j ihe     campus
The lyjalayan-born trouble-
shooter is on the last lap of his
annual national tour.
Perinbam actually functions
as a publicity man for WUSC,
his job is to create national
support and recognition of the
He also serves to coordinate
activities between campus WUSC
committees and to stimulate a
spirit of cooperation.
Perinbam will arrive in Vancouver this morning from Edmonton.
His first of many appearances
will be at a noon hour meeting
on campus under sponsorship
of the United Nations Club.
He will attend a reception in
the Faculty Club at 4 p.m.
His tentative agenda will include an appearance before Vancouver Rotarians, Indian students and UBC's Chinese Varsity Club.
Arrangements are made for
Perinbam to sit in on Monday
night's Student Council meeting.
WUSC's, a Canadian student
organization, functions mainly as
an exchange and relief organization.
IFC Forms Committee
To   Fight   Color   Bar
 *  Findings To Be Made
Public; Frat Returns
Potts Pushes
Pep  Meet
That big rush of students
you will see on Friday noon
just before 12:30 will be the
people going to the Homecoming
pep-meet, in the auditorium.
The meet, which kicks off
the annual weekend of hell-raising belonging to the day when
the old grads come back will
be emceed by popular Barney
The show will also feature
singer Eleanor and UBC's batch
of gorgeous cheerleaders. Mary
Schaeffer, Homecoming Queen,
will be  introduced.
Tomorrow   Is
Poppy   Day
students it shall first apply in
writing to the Students' Council.
The Campus Barber is now
located in the Women's common room, North Brock Basement.
will   be   held   on
tomorrow    from
I 1.30  to 2.30.
Phrateres girls will be selling
poppies at the Bus Stop, Quad,
Library and Physics Building.
The    price    is    whatever   you
wish   to   pay,   and   the   proceeds
un     lo     help     rehabilitate    War
i Veterans,
Tickets for the Vancouver Symphony concert noon
today will be sold at the door of the armouries.
Under the dirction of Irwin Hoffman, the two-hour
symphony concert will be the third feature sponsored by
the Special Events Committee.
The presentation of the symphony is part of the Committee's program to give students the opportunity of seeing and hearing "finer" entertainment.
Inter-Fraternity Council Wednesday set up a special
committee to "investigate and explore all feasible methods of
carrying the discrimination fight beyond the constitutional
The committee, part of its job being "to recommend active
steps," will make its findings public.
Lambda Chi  Alpha  Frater-*>	
Brock Burns, Horns
Toot on HC Floats
Floats with themes ranging from the burning of the Brock
to a swinging stomping Dixieland funeral have been entered
in Saturday's homecoming parade.
Parade marshal Al Plant an-*	
nounced Tuesday: ''We've had a
fine response from clubs and organizations   this   year,"   I>iBrf
said, "I think it will be the best
parade yet."
The monster production will
move off from the Seaforth Armory on Georgia at 11:49, wend
its way slowly uptown towards
Pender, along Pender to Richards up Richards to Georgia
again, where it will make a pilgrimage past the shrine, then
turn at Burrard and finally
break up at Burrard and Davie.
UBC grads Barry Mather and
Eric Nicol will attempt to find
the six best floats while the
parade is forming in front of the
Armory. The winners will parade around the stadium at half
time before tha TV cameras.
The big thrill for thousands of
CBUT viewers will come when
Mary Shaffer, 19S4 Homecoming
Queen is paraded around the
oval while the band renders "Oh
You Beautiful Doll."
Advance ticket sales for thc
dance are on sale in the AMS
office, Mildred Brock Room, at
$3.00 per couple.
Any group may reserve tables
for the dance, also through the
AMS Office.
Stacks  Open
To 3rd Year
Third year students have now
been given access to the Library book stacks, Librarian Neal
Harlow  announced  Wednesday.
All students who are now two
years from receiving their Bachelor's degree, may secure permission to select books from the
shelves directly.
Applications for stack access
are to be made in the University Librarian's office at the
main entrance.
Two Pools
Swimming Pool Committee
Wednesday ratified the proposal to build a smaller covered
pool and to leave the BEG
pool unroofed.
Decision was made from an
economic outlook. AMS president Dick Underhill said Wednesday night "from an economic
point of view, it is a case of two
pools or an,open air pool."
He elaborated to agree with
the report submitted by Sharpe
and Thompson, Berwick, Pratt,
UBC architects.
The report stated cost of roofing the BEG pool would be not
less than $298,000 and annual
maintanence costs, based on five
months operation would be $20,-
Cost of constructing a 42' by
75' pool, with 900 bleachers and
sliding doors that could be opened in summer months would be
not more than $210,000 with
per annum maintanence costs
of $12,300, based on 8 months
Plans for covering the larger
pool also called for 1008 bleacher seats, high openable sliding
doors, and dressing rooms, and a
landscaped south side.
Students must yet decide at
an AMS general meeting if they
are willing to turn over the
$100,000 they voted at the spring
meeting to the new scheme, or
decide to pay the extra $98,000.
The Board of Governors had
pledged $100,000 last spring
when $200,000 was estimated
as the cost of roofing the BEG
nity has subsequently returned
to IFC describing their withdrawal move of last week  as
"not the proper course."
Lambda Chi, although reaffirming their stand against "moral   discrimination"    requested
Barry Baldwin Is president
of UBC chapter ef Lambda Chi
Alpha—not Vic Stephens as
previously reported in The
IFC president Jack Hamilton to
return to it the letter of resignation submitted last week.
The fraternity's plea was embodied in a Joint statement signed by Lamba Chi Alpha president Barry Baldwin and Hamilton.
The statement described Lambda Chi's former charges
against IFC as "unwarranted criticism."
The fraternity in a statement
issued last week on their withdrawal had condemned IFC for
only "paying lip-service to the
anti-discrimination fight."
The IFC committee is compos-'
ed of members from Lambda Chi
Alpha, which has recently removed th ediscriminatory clause
from its constitution; Delta Upsilon, which has never had a
racial clause; and Sigma Chi,
which still has such a clause.
The statement re-defined Lambda Chi's stand against "unwrit-'
ten gentlemen's agreements"
existing in their, "and possibly
other fraternities' " constitutions.
These "gentlemen's agreements" it said, "leave it open to
individual chapters to practice
racial discriminaton."
Lambda Chi acknowledged the
"protection afforded it by the
policy of the IFC" in the past.
"The real dispute is not with
the IFC but with some other
chapters in our own international," the statement said.
It said Lambda Chi resigned
because circumstances impelled
them "to take a firm and clearly announced stand against such
discrimination from within."
This was in reference to "moral discriminaton."
(Continued   on   Page   3)
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WUSC Secretary
To Speak Today
presents Mr. Perinham of the
World University Service, speaking on "Will Asia Go Communist?" noon today in Arts 100.
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PHRATERES Publicity Reps
will hold a meeting to discuss
plans for the formal noon Friday in HL2.
sponsors Hon. Ray, Wiliston,
Minister of Education, speaking
on "Education's Greatest Problem" noon Monday in the Auditorium.
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ing Division presents its fourth
annual "Barnacle Ball," orchestra, refreshments, bar facilities.
Tickets can be obtained from
UNTD office or from any UNTD
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Cricket practices scheduled for
Thursday will be temporarily
postponed until Fieldhouse is in
operation or until further notice.
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PRE-LAW SOCIETY will sponsor Mr. Alfred Watts, Secretary
of the Law Society of B.C.,
speaking on "Law in Society"
and other related topics. Noon
Friday in Physics 201.
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HIGH   SCHOOL    Conference
Committee will hold a meeting
noon Friday in Arts 204. It Is
important that all committee
members attend.
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HILLEL will sponsor Sam
Risk, Director of Friends of the
Hebrew University, speaking on
"A University in Exile."
The campus Lost and Found
is now situated in the North end
of the Brock Hall. Due to water
and smoke damage, all lost and
found items must be claimed
at this time or will be disposed
East   Catches "Nov. 27   Fever
East West football fever
has struck the University of
Western Ontario campus, home
of the Mustangs, currently
tied for the Eastern Intercollegiate lead with Queen's Gold-
den Gaels.
Mustangs, who trounced
Queens October 23, only to
lose by one touchdown to the
same Gaels on the 30th, look
like the team the Thunderbirds will have to beat November 27.
University of Toronto and
Western accepted a month
ago, showing all eagerness to
take part in the transcontinental   extravaganza.
Toronto is in third place
in the Eastern League. Despite Western's strong showing,
and both the Mustangs and
Queens Gaels are reported to
have their strongest teams for
a number of years, local sport
ing authorities are not ready
to concede victory to the Easterners-
Annis Stukus, mentor of
the B.C. Lions, and UBC's
Don Coryell have both stated
the Intercollegiate teams
would be soundly bounced by
the leaders of the Evergreen
Coryell also feels there will
be a different attitude among
his Canadian team members
when they meet a team without the psychological backing
of American gridiron superiority.
There is also a reasonable
hope that the Birds, currently ,
riddled with injuries, will be
back at full strength for the
big game. They have a two
week layoff after the Novem-
bar 13 game with Fort Lewis.
Despite   the   fact   that   the
team that does come West will
bring only players and no
rooting section, because of the
heavy expense, the studenU
at Western have shown enthusiasm for the game.
The "Gazette," Western's
campus newspaper has asked
for all information obtainable
on UBC Thunderbirds. Students have rallied behind the
game, hopeful that such a
spectacle could accomplish the
ringing in of a new intercollegiate set-up.
Meanwhile, students opened ticket selling Monday less
enegetically than Bus Phillips
hoped for. Despite the fact the
student tickets will not be
sold after November 20, mucn
less than half the 2300 student block, selling at a special
studeni rate of $2, has been
Studeni  tickets are on  sale
in the main quad at noon ant
in the men's gym at all times-
In addition to buying tickets themselves students are
obligated to sell 13,000 tickets. Prizes from a 21 inch
television set to $10 gift certificates are offered for clubs and
individuals selling the most
Ticket forms may be obtained at the gym and the AMS
office. All that is required to
sell tickets is a form. Afetr
you sell the tickets fill out the
form with the buyers name
and address and put it and
the money you have collected
in a sealed envelope. Mark
"East-West Game" on the envelope, put your name and
registration number in the upper corner and hand it in to
the gym or AMS office.
Then pick up another form
and .sell more tickets. Page Two
Thursday, November 4, 1954
THE UBYSSEY     My Dog Has Fleas
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Lambda'Chi Alpha fraternity did not have to wait long
for reaction to its withdrawal from Inter-Fraternity Council.
We still congratulate them. They have won a limited
victory that could produce some positive results in this
campus' discrimination fight.
IFC is not the victor in this case. Nor have they been
l/indicated. Lambda Chi, regardless of their motives, have
demonstrated that a little pressure goes a long way.
However, be this as it may, the adage of an empty chair
having the loudest voice certainly has been borne out.
The importance of IFC's committee to investigate into
fraternity discrimination is that its results are to be made
Now possibly the campus will be let in on just how far
these "gentleman's agreements" go and how prevalent they
This "moral discrimination" that Lambda Chi talks about
also cannot be considered lightly.
Discriminatory clauses were included in fraternity constitutions largely as a result of a period in history and a
geographical location that embraced such racialism.
Tha modern world is full of antiquated customs and
conceptions. Discrimination, unfortunately appears as one
of these moribound conceptions.
But this is not the only nor the biggest danger to
"inter-racial fraternity." The big stumbling block is the all
too persuasjv^ "gentlemen's agreements.".
Whether they come as the subtlety of a "traveling
secretary" or the insidiousness of "alums" they are, we think,
the most formidable of enemies.
Bread   Alone
There is plenty of justification for the suggestion made in
Vancouver by the director of the Dominion Drama Festival, that Canada should have a school of drama.
Theatre in Canada is having a rough time. The fate of
professional theatre companies in Vancouver during the past
two or three years is enough to demonstrate this. Whatever top talent Canada produces too often is either unused,
or forced to leave the country.
Actually, the Canadian theatre has never had a chance.
The country did not even begin to come into its own until
after the turn of the century. And then, just when the stage
began to get a start, the movie houses moved in and took
over, followed by the depression.
The theatre needs a helping hand. DDF director Richard MacDonald went so far as to contend that thc Federal
Government might pay for the establishment of such a drama
school, a suggestion which might bring renewed groans from
those who accuse the arts of Canada of being pampered.
But we think Canadians are entitled to some genuine
art just as much as they are to roads and armies. And if it
takes federal subsidies to provide it, then let's have them.
Crime and Punishment
The prosecution of a Dresden restaurant owner under
Ontario's new law against racial discrimination is to be
viewed with considerable satisfaction.
It means the beginning of the end of the "talking war"
, against racial discrimination. The fight will now be carried
out in earnest.  When the remainder of the provinces enact
legislation similar to  that of Ontarios'  the  battle  will b<5
as good as won.
Those who talk about the ineptitude of fighting racial
prejudice with legislation arc using a weak argument. We're
not so sure it is impossible to change people's altitude with
a law.
Beyond this, however, legislation can definitely prevent the act of discrimination, if not the thought. The sooner
we declare acts of racial and religious discrimination to be
the crimes they actually are, the sooner the acts will be
And the sooner the minds of our bigoted citizens will
fall into line.
Up   To   Us
The "big fund-raising dance" in the Armory Saturday
night collected $500 toward the rebuilding of Brock Hall.
Only 300 students bought tickets. Then, these 300 students
dug deep into their pockets for donations—and produced S.10.
Meanwhile, UBC's other 5000-odd students have contributed exactly nothing toward the needed $50,000.
We don't know whether students arc merely slow in
getting started—certainly no one can reasonably expect an
immediate flood of contributions. But we hope the results
to date don't indicate tho results to como.
Brock Hall was our building. Wc paid for it. We can
regret our misfortune, but if it is to cost money to rebuild
the Brock, it is up to us to provide it.
We have been basking in a reputation For independence
and initiative ever since we built Iho Brock. We can't stand
around wilh our hands in our pockets waiting for others to
rebuild it for us.
Huzza! for the days, those
happy University days, when
life was a gossamer soap-
bubble, and I snatched gaily
at the joys each moment
would bring.
. . . Those jolly days when I
flitted, willy-nilly, from innocent dalliance to innocent dalliance, from idle pleasure to idler
pleasure, from Commodore to
Georgia to Devonshire ... on
and on, in a mad, relentless
pursuit of fun and gaiety, heeding nothing in my headlong
"Prince-of-Good-Fellows," my
jolly comrades used to call me,
or "Fling-Away-Dull-Care" —
and I used to fling it further
than any of them.
"Come on, old 'Fling-Away-
Dull-Care," they used to shout,
their faces beaming, "tell us
about the time you got Dean
Gage shanghaied onto a herring-oil tanker bound for Vene-.
Or: "Tell again of the time
you chopped down all the trees
on University Boulevard."
"Aye, and merry japes they
, were," I would modestly reply,
my eyes twinkling with fun.
Or: "Come on, 'Snatch-Gaily-
The-Joy-Of-The-Monient', (they
used to call me that too) "put
the lampshade on your head
and play the Song about Hed-
da Hopper on your mandolin."
"Oh, do," others would add,
pressing eagerly about me and
pouring possets of warm buttermilk into my always-empty
"No, no„my Jolly comrades,"
I would reply, "for see, the rosy
light of dawn is peeping
through yon Window, and in
one short hour we must be off
to our 8:30 lecture."
"That is not the rosy light
of dawn," they would say,
nudging each other slyly all
the while. "It is rather the rosy
light of the flames consuming
the lecture hall. We need attend
that lecture no more."
"Oh my gay, reckless companions," I would answer, snapping my fingers with glee,
"now we can carouse the whole
afternoon through as well."
.And so it went.
But my bubble burst, and
the happy halcyon days were
no more. It was like this.
One morning as I dragged
myself home from school, my
Father called me into his study.
Dear old Dad. We'd always
been buddies, but since I started University, we hadn't seen
much of each other. Still, nothing gave me a warmer glow
deep down in my heart than to
get together with good old
"Pops" once a month and have
him sign my allowance cheque.
"Son," he said," tousling my
hair, "it makes Dad proud to
see his boy coming home from
University late, late at night,
his eyes bleary from gazing too
long at the lamp of learning."
He softly tweaked my ear and
I whinnied with pleasure.
'Son," he said, "You're a lucky
I thought of the $3.57 I had
lost at Mali Jongh that very
night, and was about to disagree, but I wisely decided to
keep my big mouth shut.
"Yes,'' he continued, "It
makes Dad awful proud of his
boy, but," he paused for emphasis, it makes your Dad a
little ashamed, too.
"When you come home saying big words like, 'Goddam-
oldtorymoneybags,' and 'Whos
that you learn at the University, it makes me realize just
what a simple old fellow your
Dad really is.
'"For all the wealth and power 1 wield as the marinated
twong pouch king of Canada
for the life of me. I don't know
any words like 'Bottlengototlni-
"In fact, so. I don't know
nothing about the finer things
in life.
"But your Daddy's gonna
learn," lie said, hi.s voice chilling my uptothattimealways-
happy little heart. "I'm starting
University on  Monday."
My gossamer soap bubble
had turned into dirty scum.
Daddy got in my car-chain; he
enrolled in the same courses; fl
was with him in the library; he'
was with me in the caf; when |
he wanted to study. 1 was with;
him; if I wanted to go downtown for a few hours of hoopla,
there was Daddy at my shoulder saying, "Now, now, young
jackanapes," or, "Remember,
son, 'Tuum Est'." At nights,
we went over our courses together.
Finally one day, Daddy and
I were together as usual, when
one of my friends of former,
happier times furtively motioned to me from the next cubicle.
Sneaking over when Daddy's
back was turned, he thrust a
bottle into my hands and whispered, "For you from your comrades of old . . . it's the Commodore tonight!"
And with that he scampered
I could stand the strain no
longer. I dashed away from
Daddy, offering no explanation. As I sped away, I heard
him shout after me—something
about textbooks.
That night, surrounded by
my jolly comrades as of old, I
laughed and joked as ne'er before. Just as they began shouting "Huzza for old Always-
Leave-Them-Laughing — he's
back with us once more!!!"
The strain of long months of
studying was too much for me.
I slid blissfully under the table
—with all the charm and poise
of my former halcyon days.
But I was not alone. A companionable hand was flopped
on my shoulder, and a slurred
voice, whispered into my ear,
"Shure was boring, washn't it
son? Better have another posset
of buttermilk. 'It's gonna be a
long, long night."
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(Continued from Page 1)
IFC's stand on dscrlmination
was outlined as follows:
"The policy (IFC's) has taken
the form of encouraging and offering assistance to those fraternities with racial clauses, rather
than the form of threatening
them with sanctions if the})
fail to meet A deadline."
Following is the full text of
the joint statement:
"The Inter ^Fraternity Council
has had a long standing policy
against racial discrimination.
The policy has taken the form
of encouraging and offering assistance to those fraternities
with racial clauses In their constitutions, rather than the form
of threatening them with sanctions should they fail to meet a
deadline. The reasons for choice
of policy are that local chapters at UBC with racial clauses
have lang been opposed to the
clauses and have fought actively against them within their
own fraternities, and for that
the removal of racial clauses
can only be accomplished by
majority vote at international
conventions at which a local
chapter has but one vote.''
The policy of the Jnter-Frat-
ernity Council ia formalized in
the following resolution, passed
on January 26, 1954:
"Whereat the Constitutions
of some fraternities at UBC
contain  racial  discrimination
clauses, and whereas tho Inter-
Frattrnty  Council  has  gone
on record as disapproving and
and opposing such clauses in
fraternity constitutions, therefor be it  resolved that  the
Inter-Fraternity Council give
all possible assistance to any
fraternity with such a clause
to have such clause removed-"
This resoultion was preceded
in previous years by resolutions
of like Import. This policy is es-
sentally the policy of encouragement adopted by Faculty Council last term.
"The UBC chapter of Lambda
Chi Alpha Fraternity accepted
the protection of the policies of
the Inter-Fraternity Council and
Faculty Council, and succeeded
In having compulsory racial
discrimination removed from its
constitution at international convention last summer, as did another fraternity on the campus.
However, the constitution of
Lambda Chi Alpha and possibly
of other fraternities still leave
it open to individual chapters
to practise racial discrimnation
on an unwritten "gentlemen's
agreement" basis, and this is the
real quarrel which the UBC
chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha
has with "moral discrimination."
"Feeling impelled in the circumstances to take a firm and
clearly announced stand against
such discrimination from within,
the fraternity determined upon
the course of withdrawing from
the Inter-Fraternity Council and
crusading against "gentlemen's
agreements" on its own. This
policy was instituted by delivering to the president of the Inter-
Fraternity Council a letter of
withdrawal, and delivering a
statement to a member of the
Editorial Board of The Ubyssey.
stating its position and additionally accusing the Inter-Fraternity Council of a do-nothing attitude on the subject of discrimination. The statement formed the basis of the headlined
report in last Friday's issue of
The Ubyssey. The letter of withdrawal to the president of the
Inter-Fraternity Council did not
give reasons for the withdrawal,
nor was a copy of the statement, given to the press, tendered to the Inter-Fraternity
Council. The full scope the action of the fraternity was thus
revealed only through the press.
The move was made even though
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
had previously accepted the pro-
tectioin afforded it by the policy
of the Inter-Fraternity Council,
even though it had not heretofore
raised a voice in the Inter-Fraternity Council against the Council's policy or advocated a
stronger policy in respect of any
aspect of the problem of discrimination and even though it
has no information on the number or proportion of non-Caucasians in fraternities at UBC.
After further consideration
Lambda Chi Alpha is still of
tho view that its .stand against
"moral discrimination" s legitimate and commendable, but it
is now of the view that its
course of action in withdrawing
from the Inter-Fraternty Council as it did and leveling against
that body unwarranted criticism,
was not the proper course to
adopt- The fraternity therefore
requested the president of the
Inter-Fraternity Council l0 return to it the letter of withdrawal, which had not been
transmitted to the Inter-Fraternity Council, and Ihe letter was
returned. The Inter-Fraternity
Council subsequently passed a
resolution approving the conduct of its president iu returning   Iho letter.
ln addition at the insistence
of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity   the   Inter Fraternity   Council
I realize your position, Hennessy—but couldn't you be a
little more subtle) about the whole thing .. .
LPP   Urges
Campaign For
Health Service Pills
Cure   Student  Ills
Do you suffer from mid-term slump?
Perhaps a visit to the University Health Service is in order.
Amid the antiseptic surround-1^
ings of the Wesbrook Building,
the Health Service doles out pills
and plasters for everything from
Brock Hall burns tc*athletes foot.
The Health Service maintains
this out-patient dispensary, including consultations and psychiatric help, for all University
students. No service charges are
levied, a nominal cost of five
dollars being included for this
purpose in Registration fees.
All first and second year students and newcomers on the campus are required to have a routine physical examination. So
far, students have been flexing
their bony shoulders, baring cavity-riddled teeth and divulging the guilty secrets of
their inner-thorax stratosphere to
the prying eyes of doctors and
X-ray machines at a rate of
eighty-eight per day.
The Health Service has a system of detection that would
make Senator McCarthy and a
bevy of undernourished bloodhounds look like amateur
This department also provides
a twenty-six bed hospital located
on the third floor of the Wesbrook Building. In-patient care
in the hospital is operated under
British Columbia Hospital Insurance.
According to Miss Upshaw,
Nursing Superintendent, it is
one of the few University hospitals to allow students visiting privileges.
Outraged cries from lonely
patients were mainly responsible
for this innovation.
Anyone for  penicillin?
Grad   Pix
Saturday, November 6, is the
last day that graduates will be
able to have their pictures taken
at Campbell, Krass, and D'Arcy
Fees for these pictures were
paid for at registration and so
entail no more outlay of money
—not even for the enlargement
of the final shot to be used in
Studios are open from 9 to
5:30 daily. Please try to make
it   before  Saturday-
struck a special committee to
investigate and explore all feasible methods of carrying the
discrimination fight beyond the
constitutional' level and to recommend active steps in this
direction. This committee is composed of a member of Lambda
Chi Alpha, which has recently
removed thc racial discrimination clause from its constitution but which recognizes a persisting problem based on "moral
discrimination," a member of
Delta Upsilon, which has never
had a racial clause, and a member of Sigma Chi, which has
such a clause and is presently
fighting  for  its  removal.
This is a joint statement
from Jack Hamilton. Pres. of
I.F.C. and Barry Baldwin.
Pres. of Lambda Chi Alpha.
It does not purport to express
the views of the UBC chapter
of Lambda Chi Alpha but it
was agreed to by the president
in an effort to end bickering
and pave the way for action
on the discrimination problem
A brief presented by the National Committee of the Labor*
Progressive Party Student Clubs
at the recent NFCUS convention
did not receive any discussion
because of a lack of time.
Every delegate at the convention received one of these
folders which concerned itself
mainly with the creation of more
scholarships, future student unemployment and the promotion
of world peace.
"We feel that what is needed
now more than ever, is an active
and' vigorous student campaign
to rouse widespread public support in favor of direct federal
and1 increased provincial aid to
needy students. We therefore
propose that NFCUS initiate
such aid," the brief said. 4
It urged that we utilize our
wealth of natural resources to
develop and expand Canadian
industry. It stated that American influence on Canada was
too intense.
"Our cultural life remains polluted by American crime comics, by salacious literature and
by Holywood adult entertainment." ,
1    1              \
For the benefit of those
confused students in search
of the AMS office, temporary
headquarters have been set
up in the Mildrer Brock Ropm.
Campus clubs are asked to
pick up their mail there.
The new location of the
college shop is the Chronicle
Room  of Brock.
Western Socialist In Debt,
Advertises On UBC Campus
A week has gone by since
"The Western Socialist" first began to be boosted on campus.
Signs have appeared at various points on the campus bearing such commercial advice as
"read the Western Socialist,"—
"The Western Socialist—searchlight on society." No explanation
accompanies the signs nor are
they attributed to any organization on or off the campus.
The apparent reason for this
sudden burst ot enthusiasm by a
student, yet nameless,    is   the
On Campus
Although UBC has withdrawn
from the National Federation of
Canadian Universities it will
participate in a NFCUS campaign to Increase scholarsnips
and bursaries for .the students
requiring such.
In an Interview Wednesday,
Jim Craig, President of the
NFCUS committee at UBC, said
"NFCUS will through the committees of all Canadian Universities begin a campaign to impress on Federal and Provincial
governments the need to finance those who wish to attend
university, but who experience
financial difficulty"
"It is essential that the committee be larger, and lt is hoped
that anyone who feels strongly
on this topic take part in the
committee work/' continued
"This is not the first drive of
its kind attempted by NFCUS,"
he said. "Two years ago a similar
campaign directed from UBC
was carried out by NFCUS."
"The present campaign is directed toward bringing attention
of B.C. members of Parliament
to the need for financial aid," he
"The means by which this is
done will be decided by the
committee to begin functioning
within  the  next two  weeks."
The Toronto NFCUS committee which is coordinating the
work of the local committees
and providing ideas for the campaign, is acting as secretariat.
Western Socialist is $860 in debt
—at least it claims to be.
The Western Socialist is published by the Socialist Party of
Canada calling itself ''the journal of Scientific Socialism in the
Western Hemisphere."
Printed by Boston Press four
times yearly, the 23-page cover
magazine contains "the declaration of principles of Socialist
The Socialist Party of Canada
identifies itself with like parties
in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand and Unted
A West Pender magazine seller, one of two dealers whose addresses have apeared on the posters, Wednesday denied any
knowledge of the signs.
He went further saying he had
no "ties to this party."
"I hope in the future they will
let me know when my address
is being used."
Bob Loosmore, campus Socialist Party member, cast some
light on the motives of the un*
known publicity man.
"The Vancouver Local of the
Western Socialist Party ot Canada can't even afford a phone,"
he said.
"It might be better if the mys.
terious socialist would have
spent some of the money that
went towards his campus advertising, on the Western Socialist,"
Lossmore felt that it would be
"unfair to the individual" to release his name.
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Thursday, November 4,1954
Jayvees, Eilers
Open City Hoop
Dick Penn takes his Jayvees to King Ed gym tonight at
8:30 to meet the Senior A champs, Eilers Diamonds. Outcome
of the ballgame will indicate to a great extent the Chiefs'
chances of city basketball supremacy.
The jumping Juniors, more often known as "Penn's pals,"
will be playing their first game
this year in the local loop, in
which last year they finished
third, the leaders of the unofficial second division of the league.
"First" division was comprised
of two teams: Clover Leafs, now
swelled with ex-Eilers stars, and
the Diamonds.
This year, the fish-packers are
off to play in more exalted south-
Braves Drop
Their First
Game 51-50
UBC's, young hoop fry, the
Braves opened their 1954 basketball season Tuesday night with
• narrow 50*51 loss to Kivans.
The Braves led right through
tht game by a narrow margin
ut 'Went down in the final min-
ites. Coach Gerry Kenyon was
reasonably pleased by his squad's
showing but was not too happy
with his defense-
Kenyon has not yet decided
oh his positions and is planning
some ehnages to try to solidify
lili rear line.
Big man for the Braves was
Gerry Knowles, who sunk 11
points, 8 short of Kivan's Gary
Singbush. Gary Hill added 9
and Ray Pletcher 7 to the UBC
Lanky Rtiss Langhout, who
was to play Tuesday, sprained
his ankle in the afternoon before"
the game and will probably be
out for two weeks.
Other players in the close
game were Gerry Bell, Ron
Johnston, Fred Clarke, Doug
Pederson and John McNee.
Kenyon didn't have all his
men present. Don Puddy Laurie
em company, taking with them
a few of the people, like Bob
Pickel, who made the Chief's
lives that much tougher.
Though Dick is not promising
any miracles, he has hopes that
his boys will be in with the leaders, who at pre-season time are
supposed to be Pilseners and
Eilers, and our lads.
"We've got   a   hard   driving
club," Penn said, "and we're a
little taller than last year."
Jayvees showed a bit of their
hard driving Sunday night when
they trounced the Senior B CYO
club 62-33 at North Vancouver.
Leader of the rampaging collegians was tall center Mike Fraser, who scored 23 points. Mike
is up from the Braves, and
though he sometimes looks awkward on the floor, can really
rack up the points. His 6'S"
stance will do Dick a lot of good
at center.
Chief's other pivotman is
Terry Sanky, ex-Clover-Leaf.
Forwards are all at least 6'2".
Jack Mitchell, from Ladysmith;
and Jack, Redford of the hoop-
crazy town of Alberni, who played with St. Martin's Junior College (of Olympia, Washington),
both netted 8 points against the
Red Raiders.
George Seymour, who took a
year out of school, played with
Jack Pomfret's Birds two years
ago, and looks good on the front
Dick's forwards are rounded
out with Barry Drummond, from
Byng, and Bill Morrison, who
scored four .points Sunday night.
Penn's guard list is headed by
returnees Hector Frith and Ron
Friend. Don Gunning, who played last year for McMaster, potted 10 points Sunday night.
Stan Gustin, from Gladstone
and winner of the 1994 high-
school basketball scholarship, is
also a guard. Frank Tarling rack
Peers, Ted Hanson, Rod Larson
and Gordy Forward, brother of|ed~up~8 points'for "the" Jayvees
Herb of the Birds, were not Sunday, but will probably be
stripped. strutting his stuff with the Birds
Vancouver  Kids
Beat   Our   Runners
Last Saturday UBC's team of cross-country runners joined
a Vancouver "invasion" to Bellingham to compete in a four-
mile race.
University of Western Washington played hosts to the
Canadians (and finished last),
with Western Sports Club, Arctic Club, Vancouver Olympic
Club and UBC making the trip.
The race itself was the most
gruelling experienced by the
Varsity squad this season. On
pavement all the way, with the
final two miles being a steady
uphill grind, the UBC contingent fared rather poorly. Varsity found the pavement run-
ping most exhausting, and a
drain on the leg muscles. Vic
Stephens, for one, earned an
ugly bleeding, blister-type sore
on his toe.
Despite a mild case of influenza' our Petey Harris managed to finish in sixth place,
while Stephens, (1953 intermural cross country winner).
copped 12th slot. The other UBC
reps faded badly.
The individual winners were
Canadian teen-agers. Pete Mc-
Cart of Arctic won in the almost phenomenal time of 20
mins 29 sees, considering the
difficulty of the course. Gary
Harrison, another city youth-
ling, finished second. These, and
other city juveniles, are bright
track prospects for British Columbian and Canadian hopes in
future   competition,
"If these kids are brought
along correctly," said our Petey,
"there is rio telling how far they
may go.  They  are  very,  very
Representing UBC at Bellingham were Pete Harris; Vic Stephens; Bill Groves; Jev Tothill;
Jack Cresswall; John Buttercup and the seventh man whose
name has been forgotten by his
Next Saturday, November 8th,
the B.C' cross-country championships are to be run in Stanley
Park at 11 a.m. Then on Saturday the 13th, the grand finale
of cross-country competition will
be held at UBC with the Pacific
North West Championships.
LEADING HIS TEAM in the homecoming game against
Central Washington Wildcats will be Thunderbird captain
Bob Brady. Rugged Robert will be out to avenge his team's
showing against the CPS Loggers and show the dear old
grads we do have a football team.
Birds  Try  Again,
For   Homecoming
Don  Coryell   takes   his   injury-blasted   Thunderbirds   to
Howie  MacPhee  stadium  Saturday   with   intentions   of  winning the one "game of the year"—(we seem to have a lot of
them for some reason or other)—the Homecoming game.
Rae Ross, Ross Rayment, Pete f
Mr. Skeptic, Tanked
If  We  Don't  Sell
Printed below are the words of a columnist, name of Dick
Beddoes, as thay appeared in this space on the sports page of
one of tht local dalles:
"Shortenin' bread and other crumbs from our daily bread:
COLLEGE FRY: I believe four years at the University of
British Columbia does little damage to a really bright student.
But others exposing themselves to education at UBC are in
danger, of being overtaken by galloping ennui. The campus is
the dullest ever droned.
As a member of the Tappa Kegga Bere fraternity, I am revolted by the lack of spirit among UBC students. Such is
their drowsy reaction to extracurricular activities that I forecast financial failure for the East-West college football game-
at Empire Stadium on November 27. One of the competing
teams will be UBC Thunderbirds, a situation wlch prompted
promoters to entrust UBC undergraduates with the sale of
15,000 tickets. That was a monumental mistake. How can
15,000 of anything be peddled by a student body that never
lets its glands misfire?
You  think the Blowhard is jawing  through his hat?
O.K. I'll put my hat where my mouth is.   I'll guarantee to
eat it on the steps of Brock Hall at high noon on any given   ,
day in December if the infrallectuals sell 15,000 or more
tickets. 1
No bonnet was ever in less peril ..."
Printed below is an open letter to the same D.B.
Really, old chap, we would really hate to see you spoil
a good fedora. Though you could try a Bird Booster Beany.
And as you claim to be a member of the time honoured
(or is it time-worn?) Tappa Kegga Bere frat, I had hoped you
would not come out with something as negative and also
time worn as "eating one's hat."
Furthermore, your stipulation that we must sell ALL of
the 15,000 tickets, is impractical. You, being a public conscious individual, should realize that organizational mix-ups,
lapses of memory, sellers' sicknesses, etc., would prohibit
us from selling more than 14,900.
As you say, on those conditions, your hat ls in very
little peril.
However, as you are a sporting chap, what say you to
agreeing to a real proposition, namely, a case of beer.
Should the students fall to sell 14,900 ducats, I present
you with one box of the brewer's best, the brand of which
is your own choice. Should the "drowsy reactors" fail to sell
the required pasteboards, you may make me the gift of one
dozen Lucky Lager.
We can still keep the hat part of the deal. I'm sure
students would like to see you involved about a fedora.
If they let me down, I'll clamp my plate into a "Booster
The exchange of tears and beer could possibly take place
at the pre-game rally, which is proposed to be held November 26 somewhere downtown.
You could, of course, have a chance for that case.
Students out here are faced with the double problem of
selling those tickets and raising the money to replace the '
den of iniquity and the pub known as Brock Hall..
And the overwhelming loss this Saturday puts more
water on the fire you insist doesn't exist.
BUT. Mr. Beddoes, STUDENTS built Brock Hall once,
STUDENTS built the War Memorial Gymnasium, STUDENTS are the only supporters of our athletic budget.
And  STUDENTS will rise again to sell  14,900 tickets.
No Bird Booster Beany was ever in less peril   . . .
Yours, KEN, LAMB.
Gregory, and Ted Duncan were
all injured last Saturday, and
it is doubtful if they will start.
If they do, they won't be helped by their afflications.
Jim Boulding wlil be out, but
there is hope he will be ready
for the East-West game. Only
the doctors' orders have kept the
Penticton kid from performing
for UBC.
Hugh Stevenson, Coryell's
newer acquisition at tackle is
also bothered with a sore ankle.
However, come Saturday, most
of the injured horses will probably be back in.
It is also a fact of long standing that the Birds are never so
dangerous as when they have
their  backs against a wall.
If the Birds find that elusive
substance known as drive, of
which they have enough in mid-
field, but little near the enemy's
goal, the old grads could see
a win on their day, something
which has not happened too often.
Fortunately, the Central Washington Wildcats, who provide the
opposition Saturday are just
above the Birds in the League
standings. They have only one
victory, an upset last week over
die Eastern Washington Savages
the team that beat UBC by one
And even more fortunately,
the Birds will have some rooting
at their backs. The miserable,
less than 2500 crowd, watching
the CPS debacle, did not inspire
the Birds to any achievements.
Only   time   the   fans   did   anv
real cheering was for diminutive
halfback Donn Spence, who in
the latter minutes carried the
nail like it was the U.S. (must go
through) mail.
There is nothing like a bellow
from an enthusiastic grad, already hoarse from unaccustomed
hollering, bellowing at the players to get going, to arouse the
old college fire.
Besides, the win would give a
shot in tbe arm to" the ticket
elling like nothing else will.
UBC  Game
Called   Off
Varsity's game with a hand-
picked Navy soccer squad, right
off the decks of HMCS Magnificent, scheduled for this Thursday, has been called off as
Navy was unable to make it.
, Varsity will hold a practice
on the Research Field instead.
This is in preparation for the
game Sunday with Dominions,
which could decide whether Varsity stay in the "B" division
or not. Dominions have yet to
win a game this year, but last
week they held CPR to a draw
and are expected to be in there
hustling. Their big forward line
is headed by high-scoring Tom
Chiefs take on the Pen squad,
who beat them 6 to 3, several
weeks ago The Chiefs will be
out for their second straight
win and expect to take the
walled   city   boys.
Pledges Pain" Lessened,
Cross   Country   Snorter
High-lighting the pleges' lives November 9 will be the
annual (puff-puff) cross country trot around the campus,.which
this year only covers a total of two and a half miles.
The race commences at 12:40* —	
is wide open and anyone could
Contestants are warned not
to be late getting to the starting
tape as anyone who is late will
not be allowed to run.
Should rain cloud the campus skies, the race will go on
Wednesday, same time, same
in front of the Stadium and then
winds off down the main boulevard and down toward Marine
Drive. The next, lap is through
the chicken coops and cow
stables over by the Aggie grounds
and then back around through
the Field House and finally terminating inside the Stadium.
Last year's winner was VOC
with a total of 37 points, with
Beta coming second with 30
points, and Fiji coming third
with 25 points. This year's race
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