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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
VANCOUVER, B. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1947
No. lfi
—Ubyssey photo by Mickey Jones
IT'S A LONG WALK to the gates after a long day of lectures and these three students seem to
be trying to avoid it. With the transportation tie-up they were not alone, as most students rely
on the BCER to get them to and from the University. Their mute plea was not in vain either
for immediately after this picture was taken an obliging motorist stopped to give them a ride.
Will To Learn Overcomes
Lack Of Transportation
-$>
NFCUS Head
To Address
Students
Maurice Sauve, national
president of the National Federation of Canadian University
Students, will address the student body today at 12:30 in the
Auditorium.
All student functions have
been cancelled by the AMS to
permit full attendance at the
Meeting.
1200 Contribute
To Jabez Memorial
Marked by over 1200 individual contributions, the Jabez Memorial campaign was brought to a close Saturday with a total of $61.81 pennies,
nickles and climes.
As no  quota was set at any time .
by   the   sponsors   of   the   collection, I
it  is pointed out that the fund was j
"over   the   top"   from   the   time   the
first  nickel  was received.
"Splendid" was the word sponsors
had to the reaction of the student
body to the campaign.
Erection of the memorial to Jabez,
retired Ubyssey columnist, will begin next' spring. Official unveiling of
the memorial is promised for February  14, St.  Valentine's Day.
Collision Claims
Life Of Engineer
Otto Solheim, 2nd year Applied
Science student, died in Vancouver
General Hospital Friday following a
traffic accidant Thursday afternoon
when his motor scooter collided with
an automobile at Fifteenth ar.d Sofia.
Ninetten year old, Solheim was
Vancouver's 38th traffic victim of
1947.
An inquest will be held in coronor's
court Wednesday.
A MODEST PROPOSAL
Grant Livingstone has written a letter.
In the letter there are a few points which are not entirely
clear, and in (the interest of justice we shall attempt to clarify
them.
First, a little background- The Daily Ubyssey is anxious
to bring to the student body, coverage of the meetings of its
student council. The plan is unique in that the Ubyssey's of
past years have never attempted to secure reports of the
debates and discussions that precede the passage of motions.
The actual minutes and quotations from council members
obtained in interviews after the meetings have been the only
coverage provided.
This is not enough. The student body must be told the
whole story.
This year the editorial board of The Daily Ubyssey has
gone on record as deploring the situation and has decided to
do something about it. We contend that since the councillors
are elected representatives, the student body should be
informed of the dispositions and beliefs of the individual
members; as is the case with both the House of Commons and
the City Council.
Since council meetings are not constitutionally closed
meetings there is no legal justification for denying us this
right.
Carrying on with what we have already begun in this
connection, two reporters covered Monday night's meeting.
The editor-in-chief, has always been a member ex-officio of
the council and has always attended the meetings. He is there
as representative of the publications board and as a council
member, not as a reporter-
The Daily Ubyssey stated these opinions more than a
week ago in an editorial entitled "SH-H-H-H-H-" which came
directly after Livingstone had pronounced a ruling of the
chair barring the editor-in-chief from printing any coverage
of the second discussion of the old "Greek Letter societies
in the caf" chestnut.
Feeling that the cloistered privacy of the council cham-
(Continued   on  Page  3)
Nearly Complete Attendance
At Monday Lectures
Transportation problems proved no match to the lust for
learned Monday morning when a "normal" turnout filled lecture rooms despite the transportation tie-up following ti»
B.C. Electric walkout.
Students arrived in jammed autos, f*
on   motorcycles,   and   bicycles—some
trudging   the   three   miles   from   the
University  gates on foot.
THUMBS VOGUE
Student drivers answered the extended thumbs of hundreds of students who lined all the main approaches to the campus.
AutumnQuarterly
Deadline Today
Contributions for the autumn edition of the Thunderbird, UBC's growing campus magazine, should be submitted today, Editor John Wardroper
reminded students Monday.
Selections of material for the edition scheduled for November 13 will
start immediately, so that late contributions will have little chance of
publicatiion, no matter how good they
are.
Contributions of short stories,
articles, humor, cartoons and poetry
should be left in the Thunderbird office, north basement of Brock Mall.
In several cases students were
observed clinging to running board*
and fenders as the record traffic
flood struck the university highroad.
UNION COMPLAINS
Meanwhile the BCER street railway-
men's union declared that "all those
accepting rides are "unfair to organized labor". Most students overlooked this ruling in their rush te
make their 9:30's.
At least two intrepid co-eds ware
reported to have rollerskated from
Tenth avenue and Sasamat street
"A lot of fun but we wouldn't like
to do it every day," they panted at
they rollered down the main malL
PICKET BARNS
Union pickets appeared at the University Bus Line barn at Tenth and
Trimble early Monday morning to
ensure that none of the non-union
student drivers reported for work.
Observers predicted that the student
drivers would comply with the union
ruling.
All campus parking lots were filled
to the limit and police officers were
hard pressed to maintain order.
As far as is known no instructor*
were absent on account of the strike
and lecture attendance was reported
as "normal."
Photo by Bob Steiner
MAURICE SAUVE
Sauve, who arrived in Vancouver
yesterday by plane from San Francisco, is beginning a tour of Western
Canadian  universities.
A University of Montreal undergraduate, Sauve was elected president of the National Federation of
Canadian University Students last
December at the annual conference.
Last night ,in order to get a cross
section of student government on
the campus he attended the Student
Council dinner and meeting. This
morning he will tour the city with
Marshall Bauder, chairman of the
NFCUS committee at UBC  .
Following a short tour of the
campus in the afternoon, Sauve will
meet student leaders, including LSE
and USC executives, at a reception
in the Brock lounge.
Theatre Chain May Stop
Reduced Student Rates
Special student rates in Famous Players Theatres may be
cancelled because of a snake parade of Engineers through a
downtown theatre Thursday night, officials of the movie chain
warned Monday.
Footlights    and    other    equipment <§>-
were damaged when sciencemen followed    after-banquet   precedent   by
parading down Granville Street.
"If the staffs had not been warned
in time to avoid panic, there might
have been grave consequences," said
E. C. Doctor, manager of the Capitol
theatre.
HARD FEELINGS
He said the heads of the theatres
hold no hard feelings toward the
students as a body, but felt that
unless individuals conducted themselves in a better fashion, the 30 cent
admission privilege would have to be
withdrawn and the 60 cent price
charged for students as well as
otners.
"We would be sorry to do this, but
if it is necessary as a means of curbing such a practice we will have to
take action,'' he said.
SOCIAL WORKERS
AID   CHEST DRIVE
The Comunity Chest campaign gat
a shot of the college spirit Saturday
when the University of British Columbia social work class went canvassing for the fund.
Not content with conventional
methods the students used a sound
truck to make ^e rounds of their
district.
Under the leadership of WUf
Calnan, the class raised $455, an a-
mount almost $120 more than was
realized in the same area last year.
The district receiving the college
treatment ran from Nanaimo Road
to Boundary Road and from Venables
to Broadway.
Livingstone Explains Council Stand On Censorship
Dear Sir:
I hope you'll pardon the delay
in replying to your "Sh-h-h-h-"
editorial of a week ago. The constitutional point you raise certainly deserves an answer, and the
opportunity may serve to clear up
a few mis-impressions.
Since you "concede that a certain degree of censorship is to the
public advantage, and mutual
good," the only issues at stake
are: what degree, and who shall
exercise it. Council members agree with me that tlie only degree
of ensorship required is that which
would ensure nn accurate reflection
of the whole discussion, and preclude the possibility of single remarks, perhaps made casually of
in the heat of discussion on a
contentious topic, being sensationalized out of their true and original   significance   in   debate.
As in tho case in point, the headline "Council 'Deplores Greek
Snobbery' in Caf" was inaccurate
and misleading. The story which
followed did nothing to correct,
rather it strengthened, the mis-
impression   cafteria    for-   strictly
social purposes during rush-hours,"
and although lacking direct jurisdiction sought to apply two remedies. The first was to tactfully
approach the IFC and Pan-Hellenic as the major groups involved
to forego this customary privilege
themselves. The second was to
refer the matter to the administration. The latter has now been
done, but the first remedy became
impossible wfnen that headline
precluded  the   tactful   approach.
The net result: nothing accomplished, and bad feeling created by
unnecessary misunderstanding. As
you say some censorship is necessary.
Council's published minutes, being what council does, or the
"complete story" word for word
of the debates, being what individual councillors said, are the only
absolutely true reflections possible. The first is inadequate,
which is why you sit on Council
and the rest of us are subject to
interview. The second is impractical, which is why some censorship is necessary.
The    question    which    remains,
then, is who is to exercise the censorship. You say "the Ubyssey
can make its own decisions." As
represented by yourself as a member of council, and in ordinary
matters, I agree with this position.
I do, however, feel that in extraordinary cases, responsibility for
.such decisions must be assumed
by the council itself (or its chairman), as the superior body.
That is the pracitical situation
in so far as a formal constitutional
statement is concerned I think the
situation is this: You are quite
correct in stating that neither
AMS constitution nor code provides for closed meetings of the
Council. It must also be stated,
however, that neither do they
provide against them. Some rule,
based on established procedure,
would therefore seem ncessary. In
my opinion neither Parliament
where debates are fully open, nor
the Cabinet, whore they are fully
closed, provides a satisfactory apology for our Student Council, It
is somewhat of. both. A close analogy i§, however, to be found in
the city council, where debates of
council as such are open, but in
committee they may be and usually
are closed.
I am of course', subject to challenge, but basing my position on
this analogy as a precedent, I feel
I am on firm ground in applying
such a ruling as I do, to the procedure of Student Council. My
previous ruling was not in accordance with this principle, as I will
readily confess, and was, as you
pointed out unconstitutional; I'm
learning  too.
Subject to the above, I should
like to say that I heartily agree
with and congratulate you on
your editorial, particularly as to
individual representative responsibility and the Daily Ubyssey's
duty to ensure it. I would point
out, however, that carrying that
idea unnecessarily far would cost
Students' Council its pleasant informality.
Some reassurance may be in order on one point. Neither the
Daily Ubyssey nor the members
of the AMS need feel any attempt
by this Council to employ the
Ubsysey as a council propaganda
tool. As you so rightly point out
an indepedent, if it thinks necessary, critical press is indispensible
to good government. At the same
time let neither of us forget that
we are both constituted to serve
the same objectives: the interests
of UBC students. We differ chiefly in that your authority is truth,
and ours is the will of the student
body. If we both serve those
respective masters faithfully, we
will not be far apart, and we shall
accomplish much.
Finally, lest my "case in point"
or this letter as a whole should
leave any false impression in its
turn, may I, on behalf of the
Students' Council congratulate you,
your editorial board, and the Publications Board as a whole, on the
splendid job you have accomplished  already this year.
The smooth and completely successful step to daily status, tinder
physical difficulties of which few
students are aware, despite some
inevitable mistakes, the very high
level journalism which is earning
praise and readers throughout the
Campus and from veteran newsmen
in the city, the remarkable improvement in UBC student spirit
this year, and especially (from our
point of view) the turnout to the
AMS meeting and other event*
such as the Bellingham Invasion
are ample evidence of a good jot
well started.
I only hope we do as well in our
field, and that we may be able
together to turn in a real year
of achievement for the student
body and UBC,
GRANT   B.   LIVINGSTONE;
President,
Alma Mater Societf
P.S. Your figure of speech "behind
locked  doors."
Would you point out that the
editor-in-chief has not been excluded from any council discussion, yet? Your figure-of-speech
"locked doors" has led to som«
misunderstanding on  this  point
G.B.L.
ED NOTE (re P.S,
Not physically ejected but mira-
led, which is identical in so far a*
our coverage Is concerned. Tlie
figure is justified. PAGE Z
THE DAILY UBYSSEY
Tuesday, October 21, 1947
The Daily Ubyssey
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Published throughout the university year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia
• • •
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff  of The  Daily  Ubyssey   and   not  necessarily
those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University,
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Offices in Brock Hall. Phone: ALma 1624
For display advertising phone KErrisdale 1811
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF    ....    DONALD FERGUSON
MANAGING EDITOR   ....   LAURIE DYER
GENERAL STAFF: Cop, Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,  Tore  Larssen;   Features  Editor,  Geotge  Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave; Sports Editor, Chick Turner.
CITY EDITOR THIS ISSUE - JACK WASSERMAN
PICK 'EM UP
If you drive a car you have a responsibility to your fellow students.
During the present transportation crises
the percentage of students attending lectures
ma ywell depend on how far they must commute every morning. If lecture attendance
be judged as a necessary prerequisite for
passing examinations these urban students
are laboring under a distinct disadvantage.
The unions declaration that car pools are
unfair to the striking Railwaymen must be
outweighed in this instance by the gross unfairness fro mstudents writing examinations
after an enforced absence from lectures-
Surely the Street Railwaymen will under-
stand this.
As long as the municipal authorities are
powerless to relieve the situation it is up to
each individual student. Pick up as many
students as your car will legally hold, phone
your neighbours and offer your services; in
short do your part.
Small Mercies
By MARIO PRIZEK.
Two or three weeks ago, with all the
probably mistaken zeal of a reformer, the
present writer took upon himself the task of
attacking the quality or reviewing in Canadian dailies and weeklies. His letter to the editor of the Vancouver Sun was not printed;
but his zeal has remained unabated.
The reviewing of artistic events has deteriorated into the grouping and regrouping
of a set of tired cliches, which tend to be
more revealing of the reviewer's personality
(e.g.: his or her personal "Likes" and "Dislikes"), than of the quality of the works of
art under review- Criteria, if at all extant,
are arbitrary.
The problem is of importance not only
to the practicing Canadian artist, but also
to the non-artistic Canadian who is sincerely
concerned with the development of a strong
culture in his own country. Failure to face
it has been one of the most important factors
in retarding the development of Canadian
culture, for a culture is built upon a "tradition", and the "sense of tradition" has its
roots in sound standards of analysis and/or
criticism. Roughly put, "tradition" is an analytical sense of the past, which creates an
awareness of direction for the present and the
future.
THE QUESTION
Sound reviewing and criticism of a work
of art must begin with the question, "What
is THIS ARTIST trying to do, or say?" It
is only when an answer to this question has
been reached that the reviewer can proceed
to a consideration of the artist's success or
failure. This is the test of a critic's objectivity.
Ninety percent of bad critical practice
stems from a failure to ask this first question.
The bad critic, either consciously or unconsciously, rewords the first question to
read, "What do I want this work of art to
say or do?" Once this false foundation has
been laid, chaos sets in— a mouse is criticized
because it is not an elephant; a peacock is
damned because it doesn't sing, etc., ad
nauseam.
It is only after the questions of the artist's
aims, and his success in fulfilling these aims,
have been answered, that the sound critic will
turn to the question of Value.
CBC TRAGEDY
Two weeks ago the CBC was courageous
enough to present a radio adaptation of the
"Antigone" of Sophocles- The obvious intent
was to entertain a modern radio audience
with the "better than usual" fare of Greek
tragedy. Such an adaptation would necessarily
present a large number of problems. The most
obvious one is the difference in mediums—
radio drama is an audible art, while Greek
tragedy, as written, achieves its total effect
by visual as well as audible means; further,
the important "ritual" element of the greek
drama would naturally escape the larger,
untutored portion of the modern audience;
and lastly, the piece must be fitted into the
Procrustes bed of a radio schedule. All these
difficulties considered, how successful was
the CBC in presenting Greek tragedy on the
air?
The present writer feels that the success
was very limited by the nature of the difficulties involved—there were obvious faults
in both the writing and the acting. The chief
criticism is with the characterization of Creon.
Here both the writing and the acting were at
fault, although the present reviewer saw most
of the misrepresentation as the fault pf the
actor. The Creon of Sophocles play is not a
"villain", but a sincerely convinced "stickler
for form". Unfortunately, (especially in the
council-chamber scene) the radio actor presented Creon as a power mad "villain"—it
was not until the last half of the presentation
that Creon was given the necessary dignity
and sincerity.
MISSED SIGNIFICANCE
In Sophocles' play a hint of Haemon's
coming rejection of his father is given to the
audience, immediately prior to Creon's praise
of obedient sons, thus rendering the whole of
Creon's speech ironical, and the eventual
rejection of the father by the son doubly
poignant. Here the adaptor was at fault in
omitting the hint, and thus missing the true
significance of the turn of events.
Space forbids statement and elaboration
of a number o fother similar criticisms, eg.,
the extension of the action far beyond the
limits set by Sophocles—the Greek play terminates a short thirty or so lines after the
announcement of Eurydice's death, thus
rendering the denouement very precipitous.
The radio adaptor (possibly because of the
schedule) saw fit to extend the talking long
after the actual play was finished. Further,
the lengthy monologue put into Creon's
mouth at the end of the radio presentation
was an anachronism, when placed beside the
concept of godhead held by Sophocles.
This criticism is not intended as a damnation of a wonderful effort on the part of the
CBC. The present writer thoroughly enjoyed
the presentation, but as superb melodrama,
not as Greek tragedy.
P.S.: We also wish the adaptor had not
interlarded his adaptation or "rendering" so
thoroughly with bits and pieces of Shakes-
pear, Plato and Aristotle.
SIGNBOARD
MORE INVASION
Dear Sir:
There are, I feel, some very important points which you overlooked
in your coverage of the Bellingham
invasion.
Firstly, this was the first real show
of school spirit in the past decade.
The half-time incident occured because UBC supporters wanted to
show what our university could do.
Further, I feel that any criticism of
the support given the team oi the
cheerleaders is a perversion of fact.
Secondly, the most important incident of the whole affair was the spontaneous display of Canadian nationalism when UBC students stood up and
sang "O Canada" at the opening of
the game. It is the first such show
I have seen at the university, in the
services, or before.
Thirdly, although the team did not
win the game, they displayed more
"guts per pound" than any team I
have ever seen fielded. Given a little
more experience, they will take all
comers.
Personally, I was proud to be a
Canadian, I was proud to be a UBC
student and I was proud to support
our team.
I might suggest Mr. Editor, that if
the staff of the Daily Ubyssey would
quit looking for things about the
sciencemen, the council, and every
other organization or event, to criticize, they might see some of the underlying and significant events which
are ocuring every day.
Ray P. Dewar
ED. NOTE:
Tlie Editorial Board of the Daily
Ubyssey wish to extend to Mr. Ray P.
Dewar, a cordial invitation to accept
the position of editor in charge of
uncovering and writing up "some of
the underlying and significant events
which are occurbig every day."
GREEKS AGAIN
Dear Sir:
All this recent fuss over fraternity
and sorority tables—climaxed by the
council excluding the press from its
deliberations on the subject—has
moved me to rise and characterize
the whole business as sheer and utter
nonsense. Council has precious little
lo do if it thinks that the situation
they describe is so serious as to
warrant action by the administration,
and that the problem carries such a
threat to the good government of
UBC that the discussions of it must
needs be secret.
I happen to be a member of a
fraternity. I'll grant that there are
abuses of the fraternity and sorority
tables. I agree that it would be an
excellent idea to launch a campaign
to induce these groups to share then-
tables. I dare to think, though, that
a man would get fewer "sly looks"
at a fraternity table than a woman
would get at a sorority table, and
that most of the current criticism
seems from the lesser ability of women
to mix with their own sex than is the
case with men.
But be that as it may, the fact is
that the Caf simply hasn't enough
seats to offer either Greeks or non-
Greeks. To argue that putting some
as yet undefined restrictions on the
use of the tables by the fraternities
and sororities would increase the
seating capacity is to reason that increasing the capacity of campus rest-
rooms would necessarily improve the
health of the student population. It
is patently foolish to obtain the desired object by the suggested means.
It seems a little strange that Council in its purported Olympian—but
not Grecian!—wisdom cannot appreciate that friends, either congregating
under some banner or not, will fill
space and thereby deny it to others;
it seems odd for Council to suppose
it can place enforceable limitations
upon friendships, thereby providing
space for relative strangers.
"Agora"
MEETINGS
ATTENTION GIRL GUIDE CLUB
Important meeting, Tuesday, October
21 at 12:30 in Arts 203. Bring your
lunch and your ideas.
THERE WIIX BE A MEETING OF
all Jokers in A.S. 202 at 12:30 Wed.
Oct. 22 to discuss 'Smitian Day'
UBC JAZZ SOCIETY'S REGULAR
weekly meeting will be held on
Tuesday, at 12:30 in the Club Room
behind the Brock.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF
tlie United Nations Society will be
held in Hut M9, Tuesday, November
4. Club Elections will be held Friday
November 6, same place, same time,
12:30. Only registered and paid up
members will be eligible to nominate
or vote. Fee of 25 cents can be paid
any time up to October 31 at the
Alma Mater Society offices. Prospective members are asked to register before that time. In order that
the executive may notify national
offices.
NOTICES
FILMS TONIGHT Tues. October 21
UBC Film Society presents "Cover-
gii-1" Auditorium 7:30. Technicolor.
Admission 20 cents. Improved sound.
THE LEGION MEMBERSHIP Committee requests volunteers to help
with membership cards, any time
during  the day,  Tuesday,  Oct.  21,
TRANSPORTATION FROM UBC TO
Kerrisdale available Mon. Wed. Fri.
at 3:30 p.m. Phone KE 0126R, N. Monroe.
FISH STORY
Dear Sir:
In all the reports of the eviction
of the Jokers Club and their obstre-
perousness there has been an absence
of knowledge concerning the case
for the Fish and Game Club.
Our club was similarly evicted by
the Varsity Christian Felowship although not by their design. Hearing
that the Jokers were defunct, we
applied for the use of their room.
Permission was granted.
Our claim was made on a basis of
our membership (148) and our needs.
Fly tying, our major function, requires considerable table space, as
does making up rods. We also need
storage space for our equipment.
In the light of these facts, Grant
Livingstone's   decision   to   allow   us
the requested space does not appear
to deserve the condemnation given it.
Glyn Edwards,
Treas. Fish and Game Club
SWIMING POOL
Dear  Sir:
I was very pleased to see a letter
in this column recently, concerning
a swimming pool on the campus. Be
assured the writer spoke for a great
many students who are interested in
swimming as a competitive sport and
as a recreation.
Your appended note stating that the
pool was to be given secondarypriori-
ty to the main gymnasium, however,
arroused misgivings. We already have
a gymnasium on the campus and have
had for many years, but from the
time the university first moved to its
present site, we have never had a
swimming pool. Admitted, the gym
facilities are inadequate, but they
are infinitely better than the swimming facilities. Even the smalest EST
of U.S. schools have pools Victoria
College has a pool.
In view of these facts, I think that
the pool should receive a priority at
least equal to the main gym.
Yours sincerely,
George Knight.
Feting
THERE WILL BE A MEETING FOR
all first year Arts women in Ag. 100
Wednesday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m.
WUS representaties will be elected.
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THE DAILY UBYSSEY
PAGE 3
food for thought .
By HAROLD DEAN
It's getting so expensive to eat
these days that some people are
■wondering if it's really necessary.
However, with the present stage of
physiological development there
seems to be no immediate hope that
the human body can survive on
such still cheap commodities as air,
but will have to continue the old
fashion pursuit of food-getting.
LIVING COST UP
Take a look at the official cost of
living indexes. In 1944 when our Educational grant for veterans was established the index stood at 118.9. In
August 1947, it stood at 136.6, which
is an increase of 17.7 points. Under
the old cost of living bonus system
•the government figured it took 25c a
■week for each point the cost of living
•went up. This would amount o $4.42
a week increase per person since 1944
or approximately $18.00 a month. This
official index is considered by all to
be extremely conservative as there
are many things it does not take into
consideration.
The unofficial index compiled by
the Toronto Welfare Council, which
is the Community Chest organization
in Toronto give figures which are the
bare minimum to cover health and
self-respect for a man and wife. This
figure, which includes neither tobacco,
tea, nor coffee amounts to $113.64 a
month. This was in May and since
that time price have gone up considerably. Since t May, for instance,
butter alone has gone up 22V£c a lb.
The increase in butter alone per
couple, allowing a pound a week
would amount to a dollar a month.
This gives some indication of how
increasingly inadequate are our grants
of $60 a month for single persons and
$80 a month for a married couple.
Married students with children are
of course still harder pressed.
WHAT PROSPECTS?
What are the prospects that face
our University veterans? These are
the men and women of the highest
calibre of Canadian youth, who wanted a chance to develop and use their
talents and abilities. After going
through from 3-5 years of war they
are going through from 3-5 years of
university on extremely stinted financial support. When and if they
graduate they shall step out into the
world with their savings all gone,
into fields that have never been more
highly competitive. Nobody would
mind hardships if they could be assured of a secure future, which we
are not.
University students are no better
students when they are extremely
worried over their financial means.
It is unfair to veterans who have
sacrificed the best years of their lives
in the service of their country to
force them to live in sub-standard
conditions to get an education, which
is for the benefit of everyone, as well
as for themselves.
It is difficult to estimate how many
veterans have left university for
financial reasons. Those that quit give
a variety of reasons, one of their
reasons being the financial reason..
Undoubtedly, many who quit give no
reason at all and others who quit are
too proud to admit their financial embarrassment. Dr. Black of the DVA
says that possibly 50 people have
quit in the last year from purely
financial reasons. Undoubtedly many
people in the coming year, in the
light of soaring prices and rising
rents will be faced with the necessity
of leaving University and seeking a
job before their university course has
been completed. To these people a
partially completed university course
will be of limited value and at the
same time they will have lost their
rehabilitation credits, which would
have been of real value.
VETS BEST TREATED
It has been argued we veterans who
go to University get the best treatment of all veterans. I have heard it
said in the Legion that our course is
worth $4,000. One thing that must be
considered is our lack of earning
power whilst we are at University,
Many students if they had not come
to University would have steadily improved their positions in the business
world and would not have spent their
savings in the course of ordinary
living as they have done as students.
Veterans other than students will have
had from 3-5 years to establish themselves in jobs and in business by the
lime that University veterans graduate. A University degree is by no
means a guarantee of success in a financial way. At any rate if we do win
increases in our grants, it is no detriment for other veterans from doing
likewise, but if will undoubtedly provide them with a lead.
A MODEST PROPOSAL
(Continued   from   Page   1)
bers was at stake, Mr. L. has written a reply to the above
mentioned editorial (see page 1). Of Mr. L's letter two things
are sure: it was neatly typed and it was long (nearly 1000
words).
The difficulty is that he has neither denied nor allowed
the permission we are seeking.
As for his "case in point"—the caf tables—we feel that
already far too much space has been wasted on something
about which nothing ever will nor can be done. The issue
was brought up in his letter a little red-herring-wise, we
feel.
We are getting just a little tired of parroting over and
over that what the Daily Ubyssey said in this regard was
taken directly from what council members or Frank Underhill said. If we upset council action on the matter (a point
of which we are not convinced) it is the fault of the members
who made the offending statements-
We agree with Mr. L. that the council should bear a
strong likeness to the city council. We point out, however,
that all the downtown sheets assign reporters to the meetings
of the city fathers just as we intend to assign reporters to
the meetings of Mr. L.'s august group.
The difficulty here is as Mr. L. points out that the council
may lose some of its "pleasant informality." Too bad. We
are sure that most will agree that this would be all to the
good- Members would be responsible and would be forced
to consider their statements a* do any other legislators,
rather than delaying council meetings until close to midnight
with successions of ill-considered nattering.
Let there be no mistake . . . We do not wish to be
unreasonable about it. We do not feel the unwieldliness of
constant committee meeting is at all necessary, as implied.
We recognize that certain contentious matters would be better
omitted in the name of the mutual benefit of the majority.
We understand this fully and wherever there is a logical
reason for omitting an item, we would comply. After all, we
are not entirely malignant. We, too, have an allegiance to
the old school.
Frankly, we do not feel that there should be any difficulty over this matter whatever- If experience proves otherwise we shall certainly make an adjustment.
In the meantime we intend to send our reporters to
council meetings every Monday night and shall publish in
the Wednesday editions accurate factual reports of those
debates which we believe to be of, and in, public interest.
We don't think Mr. L. will see fit to intervene. We hope
not
Tribune Editor Says No
Free Press In Canada
There is no free press in Canada in the opinion of Tom
McEwan, editor of the Pacific Tribune-
Addressing a meeting of the student LPP club Monday,
VIr. McEwen attacked Southam, Sifton, Hearst, MacCormick
ind other "press barons".
"Our   press   is   directly   controlled^-
by  press  monopolies  and  indirectly
by   'big   business'   advertisers,"   he
said.
He charged that the big press
agencies had misrepresented the United Nations proceedings. "The big
agencies have orders to present the
news so as to paint the Soviet Union
as a war-monger," Mr. McEwen
charged.
BOY TO GIRL RATIO
DROPS AT QUEENS
KINGSTON - (CUP) - Registration at Queen's University has reached an all-time high, according to
figures recently released by the Registrar's office.
A total of 3,134 students had signed
up for lectures by October 1, an increase of more than 100 over this
time last year.
One vital statistic shows that the
ratio of 4.6 men to every woman was
a decrease from the previous year
when there were six men for every
girl in attendance.
US Students Form
National Group
(CUP)—Following th exmple set
in Canada, American university students have banded to gether to form
a national union.
Nearly 700 undergraduates from 361
American universities met recently
in Mdison, Wisconsin to pool their
ideas and as a result of the meeting
an organization similar to the National Federation of Canadian University
Students, the National Student Association was formed.
According to its sponsors the group
will specifically refrain from becoming involved in political affairs, sectarian religious considerations or any
other matters not directly connected
with student activities.
Song and Yell Competition
Sparks   Revival   Campaign
Sponsorship of a "song and yell contest" is the latest move
by the Arts Undergraduate Society in a campaign to liven
spirit in the faculty.
Prizes of $25 for the best original
song and $10 for the best yell are
being offered as an incentive to student writers.
All entries are to be submitted to
AMS competition chairman in the
AMS office by December 15.
The committee rules that the songs
and yells are to be distinctively Arts
and must reflect UBC spirit.
Entrants must be udergraduates
in arts; authorship will be recognized
and the judges' decision will be final.
SIGNBOARD
LOST
ON TRAIN FROM BELLINGHAM
last Sat. identification folder containing Registration card, driver license,
etc. Finder please turn in to AMS
office.
I LOVE MY AIRFORCE RAINCOAT
It has my name on the label, name
your own reward. Phone Norm Klenman, AL 0281L.
ON TRIP TO BELLINGHAM, Brown
Gaberdine top coat, tailored at Tip
Top and with owner's name inside.
Phone FA. 2672Y.
PROBLEMS IN ADVERTISING
Taken from HG 3; 10:30 a.m. Sat. to
Oct. 18 Reward Pnone HAst. 5732-M
Hal.
PAIR OF EYE GLASSES. Findei
please phone KErr. 0877R. I can't see
WOULD THE CHAP WHO Borrowed
my jack to change his flat tire last
week please phone Fred Francis at
Kerrisdale 5375Y.
WATERMAN'S GOLD AND BLACP
Pen Fri. P.M. Oct. 17 between Arts
Building and Parking Lot. Phone
AL 0228-L.
BROWN LEATHER WALLET, with
hand-tooled outside pattern. Contains
army discn. card, library card, and
personal papers. Phone KE 3055R or
leave at AMS office.
TAN RAINCOAT ABOUT A WEEK
ago. Would finder please phone KE
3282L and ask for Peter.
FOUND
MAN'S WRIST WATCH in front of
Snack Bar at 2 p.m. on Wednesday,
October 15. AMS office.
FOUNTAIN PEN, in Auditorium.
October 17. Phone BA 0769R.
MAN'S WATCH in front of new
Physics building about one week ago.
Apply P325. Will these students come
to P325 to claim lost books. Kenneth
H. Dean and T. S. Clark.
NOTICE
WOULD THE FOLLOWING GIRLS
please report to Dean Mawdsley's
office immediately: Lilian Lyne, third
year Arts, Margaret Wright, third
year Arts.
SKIER'S
• Splitkein Skiis
• Metal Poles
• Navy  Parkas
• Norwegian  and   Swiss  Waxes
• Saf-Ski Bindings
STEEL EDGES EXPERTLY
INSTALLED
George Sayce
SPORTING GOODS
4151   W.  10th
AL  1414
Totem Snaps
600 Students
Approximately 600 students have
been photographed to date for Totem
'48. Of this number, about half are
freshmen.
Currently being taken are upper
year Arts students, including Home
EC, Commerce, and Physical Education. Most graduates in these groups
are taking advantage of the special
proof offer arranged with the photographer, J. C. Walberer.
PROOFS FOR GRADUATES
As explained by the yearbook's editors, graduates have the privilege of
seeing their proofs and choosing for
themselves which one is to appear in
Totem'48. There is an extra charge of
50 cents for this service.
In an effort to raise the total,
arrangements have been made so that
first year students may still get their
pictures taken. However, if there is
a rush in the studio, they will have to
wait until all upper year students
have been accomodated.
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VAN. Students Post Win, Loss
In Week-end Rugger Tilts
Blue and Gold ruggermen split a twin bill Saturday as the
champion Varsity fifteen steamrolled over Meralomas 9-0, and
UBC dropped a rugged battle to Vancouver Rowing Club 9-3.
At Brockton Bowl  the  letterman-*	
PAGE 4
THE DAILY UBYSSEY
Tuesday, October 21, 1947
packed Varsity crew blanked 'Lomas
with two trys and a well booted
penalty kick. Russ Lathan and Johnny Wheeler made the plunges over
the muddy line, while the educated
toe of Barrie Morris got hold of the
slippery oval and split the posts for
the other three points.
Out on the campus undefeated UBC
ran into the highly rated and also undefeated Rowing Club. In spite of
the soggy flield both sides managed
to handle the ball fairly well. Harry
Kabush made a good kick, for the
Blue and Gold's only score of the
afternoon, but the Rowing Club came
through with a total of 9 points to
make the first UBC defeat' rather decisive,
Basketball Strip
To Tod Salesmen
Luke Moyls, .graduate manager of
athletics, not exactly famous for his
benevolent nature, came out with
the announcement of the year yesterday when he stated that ten complete basketball uniforms will be a-
warded to the intramural organization selling the most tickets for Saturday's Thunderbird-Missionary football match.
"Because of the street-car strike,
we must rely upon UBC students to
fill the stands," stated Luke. "This
competition should not only insure a
large turnout ^but will also afford
intra-mural outfits an excellent opportunity to obtain some first class
basketball strip."
Representatives of all 'mural groups
are asked to attend a meeting tomorrow at 12:30 in hut G-3.
Booster passes, on sale unt'il Saturday, will be honored at the game.
Student admission will be fifty cent.-.
Jokers To Stage
  «
Pep Meet Friday
Boss Jokerman, Dick Ellis, surrendered several very tasty tid-bits
yesterady concerning the festivities
in connection with this weekend's
grid-grind.
Always good for something new,
this time the Jokers plan to use the
gym instead of the armories. Why,
they decline to say, but Dick looked
very smug in telling the press that
"there are reasons". So, on Friday
at 12:30, it will be worth your while
to trot over to the Gym and take in
the show, if comments from authoritative sources are to be paid any
attention.
In honor of "Homecoming Week"
a Homecoming skit is scheduled for
half-time in Saturday's game. Again
no clues as to the plan of action were
revealed, but. it's the Jokers officiating,  which can mean anything.
SOCCER MEN LOSE
TO LEGION SQUAD
Prevailing weai'bcr conditions over
the weekend, coupled with the fact
that the street car strike was imminent, prevented Varsity's soccer artists from making the trip to Powell
River. UBC, however, braved the
elements to come out on the short end
of a 1-0 score with South Burnaby
Legion at Oppcnheimer Park, Saturday.
Playing in a torrent of rain, the
UBC-Burnaby fracus developed into
a contest of kicking power, with
speedy passing plays held to minimum.
PEP PROMOTERS
ORGANIZE NEW
BOOSTER CLUB
UBC's successful invason of Bellingham has inspired its promoters to
form a permanent committee in expectation of similar events. Last
Thursday, the "invasions" headquarters staff met in the first-aid room (nee)
significance) for the first meeting of
the new organization, to be called the
Joint Pep Committee.
The Mamooks will still be the
nucleus, but will be assisted by
the commitee, which will coordinate
the Pub, Radsoc, Jokers, and other
campus clubs in the staging of tradition-shattering rallies and pepmeets. It was unanimously decided
that the committe will not be a controlling body, but will act only in an
advisory capacity.
r^, ftrr£
CHICK TURNER, Sports Editor
ASSOCIATES—Hal Murphy, Al  Hunter,  Dick  Blockberger
REPORTERS THIS ISSUE-Bruce  Saunders, Gil Gray, Sheila McCawley,
Jack Melville.
FEMME HOOP SETUP
TEAM MANAGER
Arts 1 Isabel McKinnon .
Arts 2 '. Shirley Ellison ....
Arts 3 Nora Moffat	
Arts 4 Yvonne French ...
P.E. 2 Doreen Campbell
P.E. 3 Nora McDermott
Aggie Barbara Coles
Home Ec Edna Smith	
T.T Gretta Schwartz ....
Commerce Mary Duncan .
Nurses Ruth Stephens ...
PHONE
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De. 1519F
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Fairleigh Badly Injured
As Birds Go Under 33-0
Greg Kabat and his UBC Thunderbirds are home for a
three-game American football stand today, following a 33-0
pasting administered by the Willamette Bearcats at Salem's
Sweetland Field, Saturday.
Althougt it was the fourth straight >*> ——■ —- . .
'47 loss for the 'Birds and didn't help ; UBC victory next s«turday are none
their Northwest Conference standing
one bit, it was the staggering toll of
Thunderbird injuries that really made
the game* a disaster.
FAIRLEIGH  SMASHED
Number one casualty is Joe Fair-
Jeigh, full-time quarterback. Hit
from both sides in the third quarter
"Little Joe" left the fray on a
stretcher. Hospital X-rays showed a
broken vertebra and cracked pelvis-
enough to keep Joe in a cast for
two weeks and out of action for the
remainder   of   the   season,
Add this to the fact that Herb
Capozzi further injured his already-
weak ankle, Bobby Brewer suffered
a leg cut, Jack Caplette sustained a
dislocated jaw and Dmitri Goloubef
came off after one tackle with a
repeat shoulder ailment and you have
a   rough   idea   of   why   hopes   for   a
too bright.
SLOW START
The game itself was a familiar
story; once started the 'Birds are
comparable to any squad in the
conference, but, as per usual, it took
them too long to get started.
As a matter of fact it took the
Kabatmen the whole of the first half
to become acclimatized Saturday, and
by then the Bearcats were ahead by
26 points. Once in working order,
however, the Thunderbird machine
functioned smoothly and in the second half held the PNC champs to a
solitary   touchdown.
NET TOURNEY UNDERWAY
All entries for the men's singles
and doubles tourney are asked to see
the draw sheet' posted in the field
house for their matches.
PEP CLUB MEETING
The executive of the Joint Pep Committee requests the attendance of
eithr the President or a representa-
tiv of the following clubs at a meeting today at 12:30 in the Students'
Council room:
Mamooks, Radsoc, Jokers, Newman
Club, SCM, Phrateres, Pub, Varsity
Band,   Pipe   Band.
FEMME HOOP SCHEDULE
Following i.s tlie Girl's Intramural
Basketball schedule: Oct. 21, 12:30
Arts IA vs. Arts 2; 1:30 Home Ec B
vs. Nurses. Oct. 22, 12:30 PE 2 vs, Arts
4; 1:30 Arts IB vs. Arts 3. Oct. 23,
12:30 Arts 2 vs. T.T.; 1:30 Aggie vs.
Commerce,
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