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 See Ubyssey's New
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VOL. XXXII
VANCOUVER, B. C, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1949
No. 21
Can Education Save Us?
THE SCEPTICAL LAYMEN
MUST BE CONVINCED
Today, is the fourth of a six article series by Les Armour, Ubyssey editor.
By LES ARMOUR
We have said that the progress of philosophy and the social
scientist is often impeded by the attitude of the public towards
endeavors and findings in these fields.
All of us know just a little about philosophy and the social sciences, we therefore assume that we are able to judge, assess and
even throw out the conclusions of the experts.
If we were to suggest that anyone who felt
lhe urge should be allowed to practice medicine, we would be laughed at, Put if we were
to suggest that the political scientist or the
philosopher is better able to govern than the
man on the street, we would be accused of profaning democracy.
All of us do, of course, have some knowledge in these
spheres, in the business of living we necessarily acquire a
vague understanding.
RUTS ARE COMFORTABLE
We develop our own solutions to most problems, and,
while we admit our solutions may not be the best possible
solutions, we are reluctant to jar ourselves out of the rut and
develop a new pattern of living. It is much easier to be sceptical
than to evaluate the findings of a scholar and attempt to apply
them to ourselves.
Scepticism is further aroused by the reluctance of the
philosopher and the social scientist to come to any definite
conclusion. Conclusions are always hedged with contingencies
and no agreement among philosophers and social scientists exists
on most questions.
As we said in the last article, there are good reasons for
this lack of conclusions on many problems. But, as those of us
who have been forced' to write examinations are all too painfully aware, there is a definite body of fact which can be taken,
for all practical purposes, as being true.
An economics professor at UBC recently remarked that
economists talk in terms of "pure competition," "monopoly" etc.
Because these things don't really exist the economist is accused
of being "unrealistic." But, the professor continued, the physicist talks of such things as "light" and "darkness" and they
don't exist either. What both the economist and the physicist
deal with in practice are variations between these. The terms
are merely boundaries set up for reasons of convenience and
the economist has just as much right to be definite about
what would occur in "pure competition" as has the physicist
to talk about "darkness."
WE MUST HAVE CONCLUSIONS
The physical scientist is by no means sure that hi.s conclusions are true for all eternity. But he docs say "on the basis
of the evidence at present available we will call thi.s truth—
remembering always that it may be disproved at any time."
The layman does not worry about the rider, he accepts the
conclusion as true. The social scientist could, in many instances,
adopt the same attitude and, if his colleagues would agree
to back him up until disproved, thc layman would be much
more easily convinced.
Another problem arises out of the fact that the writings of
the philosopher and the social scientist are often unintelligible
to the layman. It is true that technical jargon serves a definite
purpose. It is nol true, however, that the philosopher and social
scientist need to use the most complicated and abtruse construction and language possible.
There is no reason, further, why the technical terms used
should not be defined at their first usage.
ABSTRUSE WRITINGS
In philosophic writings thi.s problem has become so acute
that even philosophers clo not understand one another and
half the philosophic battles of the clay are over what someone
meant by a given word.
Imagine the plight of a layman faced with* Spinoza's
"Ethics" or Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason." Yet the ideas
expressed in these writings are not so complex that they could
not be understood by any man of average intelligence were they
written in less obscure and complicated language.
It is all vevy well to say that most people do not operate
in terms of a consistent philosophy of life in circumstances
where doing so would result in much greater satisfaction.
But what are we to say to a man when he answers "yes,
but I can't afford to go to college and I can't understand the
writings of philosophers?"
All too often it is left to someone with a command of
smooth prose and little understanding of philosophy or the
social sciences to interpret the works of our scholars—with
clisasterous results.
SEARCH FOR NEW PROBLEMS
The public further charges, and with .some justification,
that the philosopher and the social scientist—particularly the
philosopher—deal with historical, long range, or abstract problems rather than with problems of immediate significance.
Like the layman, the philosopher and the social scientist,
often find it much easier to operate in terms of the traditional
rut than to direct their efforts towards new problems
and original themes. The problems being discussed by the
philosopher today are, in most cases, the same ones discussed
for two hundred years,
II we are to succeed in solving our immediate and pressing
problems, if we are to avoid tramping the path of dinosaur, the
philosopher and social scientist must shake off their lethargy
and strike out  in new and original directions.
DVA Will Probably Pay ISS
Fees of UBC Veteran Students
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STUDENTS DENIED LONG
WEEK-END BY BIG BOSSES
Students will attend lectures aS usual this Saturday
morning.
Friday, November 11 will be a recognized holiday
since it is Remembrance Day. The president's office stated
today however that classes will definitely be held Saturday.
This move sets a new precedent since in the past on
similar occasions all lectures have been cancelled to allow
out of town students a long week end at home.
Toronto Students Ask
Ban On McMillan Texts
TORONTO-(CUP)—St. Michael's College at University
of Toronto have recommended that all MacMillan texts be
taken from university courses.
Students Approve $1 for ISS
In Referendum Vote Friday
"DVA will probably pay the $1 fee increase next year" said
Mr. R. E. Household, Supervisor of training for Vancouver
DVA, in an interview with the Ubyssey. "If they make it
general and University of British Columbia bills us for it
we will probably pay it" he said.
The action comes after the MacMillan Company refused permission to
the Toronto bookstore to give students
it's  customary  10  per  cent discount.
The "College" students recommended to their Student Administrative
Council that the faculty "be advised
Vo remove from the reading lists
as far as possible all MacMillan books
and that the College take any further
action it deems fitting to support the
policy of vhe university bookstore action."
WILL SUPPORT
The student president at the college
told the superior of the college "We
will support the University in tli is
matter."
The University of Toronto bookstore
must discontinue sale of books published by the MacMillan Company of
Canada because of a ten per cent' discount offered to students by the
store.
MacMillan has refused to sell any
books to the store us long as the
discount'  is  offered.
The discount was instituted lad
year a.s a result of investigations
made by Toronto NFCUS into the high
cost of texts.
PASSED MOTION
The council passed a motion condemning the MacMillan Company
and approving book store policy.
Student paper, Toronto Varsity, is
questioning all Canadian Universities
on thc following questions;
1. Where do students get new texts?
2. Who   runs,   if   any,   thc   campus
bookstore
3. Is   there   a   discount   offered?
4. If a discount, on what books is a
discount offered?
At UBC there is no discount offered
in the administration-operated bookstore.
Government Gives
$28,600 Grant to
Psychology Dept.
A federal grant of $28,(SI)0 to train
clinical psychologists at UBC wa.s announced yesterday by Hon. Paul Martin, minister of National Health and
Welfare,
Purpose of the grant i.s to train
more people to staff new mental
health services.
'This me'.hod of attack on the .shortage of trained people for our expanding mental health services i.s the
soundest possible approach." Hon.
Paul Martin, minister of national
health, and  welfare, said yesterday,
"The University of British Columbia
i.s excellently qualified in terms of
staff and community resources to train
clinical    psychologists."
The federal grant will provide salaries for a full-time director with the
rank of associate professor, two visiting lecturers, and from six to ten
graduate .student fellow and assistants.
Il will also ii',,'C| the cost af hooks,
journals, films and test ing materials
i,ceded   for   post   graduate  .study.
'Tween Classes
Noted UN Worker
To Speak Today
Mrs. Theodore Walser, Field
Representative of the Women's
International League of Peace
and Freedom and Accredited
Observer to the United Nations, will speak on "Peace—
Women's Unfinished Business"
in Arts 100 today at 12:30 p.m.
Mrs. Walser was bom in Japan, and
educated in the United States. In 1916
she married D. Walser and returned
to Japan where she actively engaged
in educational work until she and her
husband left Japan in 1942 aboard the
"Gripsholm." Since her return to the
United States Mrs. Walser has worked
for the United Nations as Field Representative and has acted as liason officer with women's organizations, During the last summer Mrs. Walser attended the International Congress at
Copenhagen as delegate for the United States. Following the Congress
she made an extended tour through
western Europe and into CzechoLslova-
kia and Austria.
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A REMEMBRANCE DAY parade
will be held by the three services in
front of the Brock,  10:45 a.m.  Friday,
A brass and pipe band will participate.
J. F. Fountain, J, R. Haar. and A. A.
Milledge, MM, will speak in a short
ceremony.
Extra buses will be provided.
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ALTHOUGH   PUBLIC   SPEAKING
instruction by professionals has started it is still not too late to enrol.
Time is 12:30 p.m. Meeting will be
held in HL 4 today, HG I! lomorow, and
in HL 2 on Thursday. Fees for the
course are $11.25.
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'DIGGING ROMAN Remains in Africa' will be the topic of Miss Audrey
Glover when she speaks to the UBC
Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. ''tomorrow night in the Men's Lounge of
Brock Hall. Miss Glover will also
show pictures and samples from her
explorations.
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MUSIC APPRECIATION Club will
present selections by Verdi in the
Men's Club Room of Brock Hall at
12:30 p.m. today.
Government refused lo pay the fee
last year, and even though there
are fewer DVA students on thc campus
this term Mr. Housefield said that "It
would still mean more thfen $2000 to
us. The situation would have to be
referred to Ottawa."
ONLY SOME PAID
Some veterans paid the fee in December last year, out of their own
pockets.
Although only 1700 members of thc
student body voted, more than 1100
cast their ballot for the continuance of
ISS plan. In past years, food, clothing
and necessities have been sent to
students in European countries. An
even greater move has been the European scholarships which were presented this year to Miroslav Fie and
Guna Valters.
It is expected that most of the funds
raised from the extra dollars fee
will be spent on this type of scholarships.
First move towards UBC continuance
of the ISS relief project  will  bc ISS
Convention to  be  held at University
of Montreal on November 10.
de Vooght Candidate
University of British Columbia
candidate will be Peter de Vooght who
will travel at the expense of a "convention pool" from university societies all over the country. This is an
annual meeting to decide the future
plans of the ISS in Canada and European countries.
Bill Thompson was returning officer
for poll booths which were set up all
| over   the   campus   Friday,   when   the
| referendum was passed  by a two  to
| one majority.
States EIC Prexy
Engineers Not
Engineers When
They Graduate
Idea that university graduates consider themselves members of a profession as soon a.s they graduate was
deplored at a Engineering Institute
of Canada meeting by J. E. Armstrong,
chief engineer of Canadian Pacific
Railways.
In his address Mr. Armstrong strongly emphasized thc ethical and professional obligations inherited by
student engineers.
"Professional status," he told students," cannot be legistlated into existence.'
Mr. Armstrong is the president of
the Engineering Institute of Canada.
He was followed by Dr. Austin Wright,
secretary of the institute who spoke
on the functions and services of EIC
in all engineering fields.
Shekels Start to
Roll As "Turvey"
In Huron County
Professor-novelist Earle Birney has
"arrived."
Barely a week after his novel "Turvey" went (,n sale across Canada, it
was "banned" by the Huron County
Library, Ontario. "Turvey" now
shares company with "Forever Amber"
and "Memoirs of Heeale County," and
his author is waiting expectantly for
the .shekels, to  roll   iu.
Martin Quiet
On Appeal
Against Ban
Martin Turns Deaf
Ear to Questions;
Fears Prejudice
Gordon Martin has refused
to comment on his forthcoming
appeal against a Law Society
ruling that he cannot practice
in British Columbia.
In a speech to the Civil Libertie*
Union he said ''I do not wish to
prejudice my case when it comes
before  the  courts."
The UBC law school graduate also
said that he couldn't answer questions
about his case which goes before
the Court of Appeal at the end of the
month.
MEMBERSHIP IN LPP
The Law Society ruling was made
in 1948 and was based on Martin's
admitted membership in the Labor
Progressive Party.
He was scheduled to speak on the
topic "Should Lawyers Be Allowed
Free Thought?"
In his demarks to the Civil Liberties
Group he dealt with general aspect's of
civil liberties.
A resolution by the group that tho
Law Society be asked to withdraw
its objection i'o Martin's admission
to the bar was tabled.
FOLLOWED  ACTION
The action followed Martin's refusal
to see the resolution anrl hi.s request
to be allowed to leave the room
if the resolution was voted on.
Martin  touched   upon  the  question
of  the atom  bomb.  He said  that we
'have   been   and    are   now   in   t'he
middle of an atomic armaments race."
He quoted from an article by an
American professor which stated that
"tire United States was falling behind
in nuclear physics (because) research institutes were unable to secure the best scientific brains in the
United   States."
"The reason for this was that
America must be protected from the
less of any of her atomic secrets,"
Martin said,
'•The key to the question of civil
liberties attacked (are) minorities
. . . negroes, chinese, trade unions,
communist's,"  Martin said.
He said that the main characteristic
of anyone interested in preserving
civi [liberties is "refusing to be bullied."
RCN Photo
SHOWN ABOARD their summer homo are six UNTD cadets
Iron. UBC. Carlo's from left to right, arc: A. G. Ford of Victoria,
A. Websler, J. K. Cavers, C, N. Minly, W. Sellens, and G,
Mainer,  all  of Vancouver Page 2
THE UBYSSEY
Tuesday,   November   8,   1949
The Ubyssey
„ Member Canadian University Press
Authorized as Second Class Mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa. Mail Subscriptions—$2.00 per year,
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 Ubyssey and not
necessarily those of thc Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
Offices in Brock Hall. Phono ALma 1624 For display advertising phone ALma 3253
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF       JIM   BANHAM
MANAGING EDITOR    CHUCK MARSHALL
GENERAL STAFF: CUP Editor, Jerry Mcdonald; News Editor, Art Welsh; Features Editor,
Vic Hay; Sports Editor, Ray Frost; Women's Editor, Shirley Finch; Editorial Asst, Les Armour
Senior   Editor   This   Issue-HUGH CAMERON
Associate  Editor-BETTY  HOUTIN
Mr* Martin the Martyr?
Ubyssey Classified
Lost
Mr. Gordon Martin, number one martyr
for the Labor Progressive Party in British
Columbia is, perhaps, having the mantle of
martyrdom taken from him.
Last year when the •Benchers of the
B. C, Law Society exercised the powers
granted to them by the government of the
province of British Columbia and refused
to admit Mr. Martin to the Society—thereby
barring him from the practice of his profession—a considerable portion of the public
was considerably incensed by what it felt
to be a breach of democratic principle in
the act of discrimination against a man on
account of his political convictions.
UBC students, at a mass meeting, publicly expressed their disapproval of the action.
, Professor Barnett Savery, at the same
meeting, pointed out that it was a serious
precedent which might be followed by much
wider discriminations.
The Ubyssey felt the action seriously
undermined the roots of our demcracy.
• Despite the protests nothing, at the time,
was done.
But belween then and now the wheels
of democracy have not, however, been at
rest.
The provincial government, while refraining from commenting on the justice or injustice of the action of the Law Society's
Benchers, nonetheless moved quietly to see
that justice did not hide herself.
Not only have they made it clear that
they feel Mr. Martin has every right to
appeal his case, they have gone farther. They
have seen that Mr. Martin's expenses in this
connection are met out of Crown funds.
They have provided him with a lawyer
fully competent to handle the issue.
Mr. Martn. Ao longer need feel himself
a martyr.
If, on appeal, Mr. Martin is not admitted
to the bar, and, if no good reason other than
his political convictions can be shown for
refusal to admit him, the Ubyssey will still
feel an injustice has been done and will not
hesitate to continue the fight.
£ut meanwhile we must be silent and
wait for the due process of law to take its
course.
Education In Democracy
The overwhelming vote in favor of continuing our international student scholarships
should be a source of pride to all of us.
We have shown that we value humani-
tarianism more than the dollar. We have
shown that we have not forgotten the Europe shattered in defense of freedom. We
have shown that we have enough faith in
our democracy to make its benefits felt
abroad as well as at home.
But there are a lot of questions yet to be
answered.
The original "Bt-lkov-Grcer Education
in Democracy Plan" was vetoed by the
Department of External Affairs which refused to permit the entry of German nationals
to Canada. It will be some time before that
ruling will be reversed.
Meanwhile students we want lo bring to
UBC—or, more sensibly, what sort of students will do thc most good in fostering international goodwill.
The question at the moment is whether
the scheme is to be purely relief work in
which case we can bring displaced persons
without regard to possibility of their returning home or whether we want students
who can return to their native lands to
foster democracy and spread international
goodwill, In the event that we decide upon the
latter our choice will be much more restricted.
International Students Service remains
undecided on the issue.
The Ubyssey is inclined to feel that
greater good would be achieved, in the long
run, were we to attempt to get students who
can, after the completion of their education,
return home.
It is our contention that the influence
(jf these sludents on mankind would be
greatly increased were they to return to their
homes, They could be of material help in
keeping the wheels of European democracy
running smoothly and, with their understanding of North America they could assist
in. strengthening international ties.
In This Corner       by jim banham
"Home of the Bravo," previewed last
Week, is another anti-prejudice movie made
by one of Hollywood's newer, smaller companies. As a piece of movie-making and as
a picture with a message, this film has strong
possibilities as an academy award winner.
The setting of the film is World War II.
On to „a Japanese-lie Id Island in the South
Pacific go five Americans to map the terrain
for a coming invasion.
The leader, a young Major, i.s a man
intent on doing a job. His duty to the army
and the completion of thi.s job are uppermost
in his mind.
The only thing that, distinguishes Peter
Moss from the other four soldiers is the tact,
that hi.s skin is of a different color. He i.s a
negro. In the original stage play, Moss was
a Jew, but the producers of the idm have
daringly  substituted  a  negro.
The story is told in. flashbacks as an
army psychiatrist irios to make Moss relive
his whole life and the days on the enemy
island where years of race hatred and second
class eitiz.enship result in Moss' parali/.ation
from the waist down.
The culmination of Moss's trouble conies
when he sees his old school friend Finch
killed by (he Japanese. While (hey wait to be
taken off the island, Finch crawls back to
Moss, horribly disfigured by tho Japanese.
Moss, almost insane with grid, watches
Finch die in his arms, and his companion.-,
have to drag him away when he discovers
his paralysis.
The message of lhe picture is one of Iho
clearest,  most   dispassinnalo  pleas  I'or   racial
tolerance ever put on celluloid. The doctors'
clarity in making Moss understand his own
emotions has never been equaled before. The
message also has a freshness that did not
pervade such muddy efforts as "Gentleman's
Agreement."
The producers have also injected some
subtle .symbolism into the picture. The army
phychialrist who explains Moss's situation
is obviously not doing it for scientific reasons
as he claims. He is all too obviously a Jew
who is intent on stamping out racial hatred.
Sentimentalists will probably come away
from the picture wishing that "T.J." another
member of the expedition, had died rather
than Finch, who bore no hatred towards
Moss. But tho producers have been too
intent on getting over to the audience the
point that men such as "T.J." who make
ether racial groups inferior, do go on. "T.J."
i.s not dead at the end of the picture because
racial prejudice  i.s  not dead.
The point in the picture where weakness
begins to show is the ending. While they
wait, for their boat to take them back to the
U.S., Moss and Mingo, another member of
the expedition who lost an arm in the fight
on the Island, decide to open tip a bar and
restaurant when they got settled in the U.S.
Tho scone jusl  bonders on sentimentality.
The rest of the picture is concerned with
being as rea I ist ic a.s possible. The jungle
looks like jungle, and the actors talk like
soldiers should. Some of lhe night jungle
sounds are enough to terrify even the audience.
ALPHA OMICRON PI sorority pin in
Brock   Basement   Thursday.   Finder
please phone AL. 2041M.
ONE BROWN STRING GLOVE near
Physics, Chem or Pharmacy buildings
Monday, November 7. Phone Joan at
AL. 1630M.
ANY  GIRL  WHO TOOK  home  the
wrong   shoes   after   the   Masquerade
Ball please phone KE. 2329L. I have
hers!
For Sale
GLAMOROUS BARGAIN-Black velvet evening coat, full length, white
satin lining. Perfect condition in every
way. Its really beautiful. Accept nearest offer at once, Phone N. 2657R3
any time,
Letters
To The Editor
HASSIN THE ASSASSIN
EDITOR,
THE UBYSSEY
In reply to your editorial of November 3 in regard to assassins.
I came to the campus prepared to
assassinate the Indian Prime Minister,
(I didn't know that Indians had the
vote, let alone a prime minister. What
has St. Laurent got to say about it.)
Unfortunately I never got around to
it, Instead I spent the morning fighting the effects of the Caf coffee I had
substituted for the us,ual ego-expanding hashish. By the time I revived
the only throat I felt like cutting
was my own.
Thus I failed in my mission and in
the union, my rating now is strictly
zero. What is worse, I've fallen behind
in my clues for the Assassins Benevolent Fund (A pension plan is one-sided: only the assassins contribute to it,
not the employee. Undemocratic,
yes, but who cares if we go on
strike.)
Actually, I'm still an apprentice, To
get my papers, I need six more heads.
That's where the readers of this paper
can help. Just tear thc heads of six
bersute males and send them to me, in
care of The Ubyssey. Only the normal
size heads will be accepted, no pin-
heads. This eliminates everyone in
the Book Store and the Applied
Science,
Yours truly,
Hassin  thc Assassin.
NOT ASSASIN
Till, EDITOR,
THE UBYSSEY
I shall be accused of having no
.sense of humor.
I found your editorial in Thc Ubyssey of November 3 on "Assassins"
lacking in good taste and courtesy
arid showing a deplorable lack of any
spirit of international understanding
which UBC is trying so hard to
achieve.
No doubt your article appealed to
Ihe minor moronic clement to bc
found anywhere, but why play down
to it'.' Are you so lacking in inspiration
that you need to write in a singularly
unfunny way about the security precautions taken by a people who lost
a great leader not so long ago?
The visit of thc Prime Minister of
India surely warranted belter treatment  than  this.
Yours  clc,
A    .student.
P.S.   Assassin—not   assasin -
stcr's.
Wanted
FREETHINKERS, Agnostics, Alhicsts!
To participate as subjects in Students'
Graduate Research project in Psychology. Please meet Thursday, 12:30
in Arts 206 or leave name and phone
number at  Box   224,  Ubyssey.
Meetings
PHILATELIC SOCIETY meets in Hut
L 2 Wednesday noon. New members
welcomed.
SLAV CIRCLE meeting 3:30 Thursday, November 10 in Double Committee room, Brock. Guest speaker,
Miss I. Carlsen speaking on Ballet
presented by Monte Carlo.
DON'T FORGET the Slav Society
8 p.m. November lOfJ Hut G 4. Bring
socks for dancing and one "Loshka,"
one "Vilka" and one "Nosh.'
Notices
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY rehearsal'
in UBC auditorium every Wednesday
fi p.m.
PRE-MEDS—Pick up your membership cards in thc AMS office immediately, 25c entitles holder to a cut on
all pre-med functions.
MALE CHOIR formed under Dr.
Wort, past-president of tho Saskatchewan Musical Association. Sacred
and secular music, Thursday, 6:30,
Union College.
"BIBLE PHOPHECIE'S and Their fulfilment' will be the topic of Rev. A. '
Haynes when hc speaks Wednesday,
November 9 in Arts 204 at 12:30. Under '
the auspices of the Varsity Christian
Fellowship.
Room and Board
VACANCY for one male sharing. CE.
8918.
FOR RENT-One light housekeeping
room; ideal for Varsity student. Convenient rates and only a few blocks
from UBC bus. Apply 4487 W. 13th.
ROOM with kitchen privileges for 2
men or women students. 3446 West
16th. CH. 3825. New, clean, convenient.
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION, ROOM
and Board, Fort and Acadia Camps,
now available. Married accommodation, four-room self-contained suites,
$25.50 up. Little Mountain and Lulu
Island Camps. Apply Housing Office,
Room 205A, Physics building.
TO RENT-2 large rooms with hotplate   for   2   male   students   to   share.
Singh- bi-ds:. Ri-diiei'd rem aor small
amount of help in house. Dunbar St.,
CH. 0735.
BRIGHT ROOM with breakfast in
quiet home near UBC gates. 4785
West 4th. Phone AL. 1291L.
Miscellaneous
TRANSPORTATION available from
Capilano Bus Terminal for 8:30 lectures. Phone N. 2239R1.
WOULD the student who was given
a ride from 12th Ave to Lincoln St.,
for his books', Wednesday, November
2, during which driver wa.s stopped
by police in school zone on Kingsway
please phone West 565L.
OPTOMETRIST
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EDITOR
THE UBYSSEY
In the matter of your retraction of
an editorial opinion I am of the opinion
that the retraction was unnecessary.
True, the editorial might have been
misconstrued, by the hame parties
that condemned Swift for his Modest
Proposals.
If your critics would take timeout from their self appointed Godliness long enough to come down to
earth and read other newspapers they
would sec that every paper worth its
salt took a dig at Nehru's phalanx of
"assassin  eliminator's."
The incident, is only regretable in
the sense thai it shows up the Ubyssey
a.s being unprepared to back itself
up.
Law Student,
LOOK AGAIN
SPORTS  EDITOR,
THE UBYSSEY
A.s you seemed disappointed iu our
football team's showing last Saturday,
may 1 suggest that in future you look
at a truly great team lhat is lone on
guls and heart rather than at a scoreboard   lhat   is  short   on   points.
I would  rather put  up a good   Huh
md lost- than win tjeeau.se 1 was liim;r
and si ranger;  how about  you'?
Genrry Hartford. Tuesday,   November   8,   1949
THE UBYSSEY
Pagt 3
Jazz Concert   Bringing
Kicks for Campus Hepcats
Critic on the Hearth
Jazz Society to Present Bop
Session in Brock Hall Wednesday
At University
Males Outnumber
Females 3 to 1
The   Registrar's   office   has   issued
o formal statement of student registration at UE'C for the year 1949-50.
1948-49 1949-50
6,943 (79.1''; > 5.917 (78.47C)
1,833 (20.9C) 1,629 (21.530
3,231 (36.8C;) 2,072 (27.48C)
5,545 (62.2'O   5,468 (72.52';>
Men
Women
Vets
Non-vets
Total:
8,756
Arts   and   Science
Applied  Science
Nursing
Agriculture
Law
Pharmacy
Graduate  Studies
7.546
'48-49 '49-50
5.05O 4,302
1.971 1,667
101
477
472
196
313
103
380
447
188
363
ARMOUR SUPPORTS
HONOUR OF "PUB"
IN  FORUM  DEBATE
It's a long hop from Windy City jazz to bop, but you'll
be able to get your kicks on route at tomorrow's jazz concert.
Brock Hall will be the scene of •-
some frantic musical doings when
LSE's Special Events Committee, in
conjunction with the Jazz Society,
brings a group of the west's topflight acts to the campus tomorrow,
at 12:30 p.m.
UNDER CLARINETIST
The group, under the direction of
clarinetist Joe Micelli, includes such
musical notables as Carse Sneddon,
trumpet; Lance Harrison, tenor sax:
Dave Pepper, trombone; and Chris
Gage, piano.
The concert will be conducted in the
"Chicago tradition," that is to say,
solo and ensemble work will be featured in almost equal proportions, A
competent rhythm section will spark
the session, and it may be that a
female vocalist will be along for the
ride.
ADDICTS
Addicts will be pleased to know that
all this is for free, and they will be
given an oportunity to contribute a
little silver to Vancouver's Red Feather drive.
Birney to Judge
Literary Contest
Northern Review, published
Montreal, i.s offering prizes
stimulate Canadian wriling in
lion and verse.
in
to
fic-
The Ubyssey's crusade to improve
thc standard of our bookstore will
lie brought into public debate at
Thursday's session of thc Parliamentary Forum.
Resolution "that The Ubyssey
was justified in its stand against
thc bookstore" will be supported by
editor Les AWnour, acting as Prime
Minister.
In thc role of Leader of the Opposition will be part time employee
of the bookstore Miss Y. Agazarian,
Dr. Earle Birney of UBC is one of
thc three judges of the fiction award;
and professor Louis MacKay, former
professor of classics at UBC, is one of
the three judges of lhe poetry award.
The editors announce that the winning poems or short story must be accepted for publication in the magazine
between now and the August-September, 1950 issue. Word limit for fiction
is 6000 words.
Manuscripts   should   be   addressed
to The Editor, Northern Review, 2475
Van  Home  Ave.,  Montreal,  Quebec,
and accompanied by a stamped, self-
' addressed envelope.
Strictly speaking, the Sunday n;,"'i!
concert by Professor Harry AOaskin
and his wife Frances Marr was not a
violin recital but an evening of chamber music playing of the highest
order.
The team of Adaskin and Marr i.s one
of the most sensitively adjusted, deeply felt duos in Canadian music. In this
day and age of virtuoso techniques
and superficial interpretations, thc
emotional insight displayed by this
pair i.s a revelation, a complete revelation of the composer's intentions expressed by two vital musical personalities.
Three sonatas for violin and piano by
Each (No. 1 in B minor), Beethoven
(Op. 30 No. 1), and the contemporary
American composer Aaron Copland
were presented to an enthusiastic capacity audience.
Never have I heard Professor Adaskin play so well. The Copland
Sonata with its overtones of tragedy
and the wild exuberance of its last
movement left a vivid impression. The
rhythmic complexities of the last
movement were especially well handled,
However, the highlight of the recital was Mr. and Mrs. Adaskin's performance   of   the   slow   movement,
. Adagio, molto expressive, from thc
t Beethoven Sonata. With a control and
restraint that served to heighten its
poignancy the violinist presented the
audience with a deeply moving emotional experience. Feeling that no encores were possible after the concluding Beethoven Sonata, Professor Adaskin repeated the slow movement
bringing to a close an outstanding
recital.
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In direct contrast to Sunday evening's recital were the efforts of Hazel
Harrison, Negro pianist. Miss Harrison possesses a warm and gracious
personality which were unfortunately
not intended for the concert stage. In
a program that was completely beyond
her, both musically and technically,
Miss Harrison displayed little to commend her to the serious listener,
minute   substitution   of   the   Lizt   B
By John Brockington
minor Sonata for the second half of the
announced program. Since the Llzt
Sonata ia a long-winded, empty, stock
of pianistic cliches, the only reason
for its resurrection would be as a
vehicle for a pianist such as Vladamir
Horowitz who possesses a dazzling
technique and a flair for playing in
the grand manner. Miss Harrison
barely got to the end.
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Events that I am going to see in
the near future are on: ,/
Saturday, November 12—Hilker Attractions present Licia Albanese, one
of the most exquisite lyric sopranos
before the public. ''
Sunday, November 13—Noon—William Kapell, pianist with thel New
York Philharmonic in de Falla's
"Nights in the Gardens of Spain"—
3:30 p.m.—the Vancouver Symphony
in the North American premiere of
Arthur Benjamin's new symphony.
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Enquire re Special Saturday
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THE UBYSSEY
Tuesday,   November   8,    19=10
Time Out Before Ending Gun
Sets Up Idaho for Fluke Win
Sports Editor — RAY FROST
Associate    Editor:    DANNY GOLDSMITH
Protest Rumors
Declared False
By RAY FROST
Rumors that head coach Or
ville Burke would protest Northern Idaho's dubious Saturday win over the Thunderbirds were declared false yesterday by Athletic Director Bob
Osborne.
The controversial final play
of the game which gave the
win to Idaho was legal and
therefore "no protest will be
made," declared Osborne.
Loss of the game for UBC was
credited to the quick thinking of
Idaho end Carl Stranger who called
a time out just two seconds before
the end of the game, automatically
giving the winners one more play to
make good.
Timekeeper, intent on watching the
clock, failed to notice the time out
call and fired the closing gun when
time ran out.
TIME SET BACK
But the time was set back two' seconds because of the call for a time
out, giving quarterback Duff Bryntes-
en enough time to toss a pass to
Stranger over the goal line, putting
Idaho ahead 13-12 and ending the
game.
Last few seconds of the contest were
more exciting than the rest of the
game, except for a few flashes of running and blocking form by Thunderbirds in the beginning of the fourth
quarter when they rolled from their
own 18-yard line down to Idaho's 23.
Plays by George Puil, Stan Clarke,
and Don Knight ran the ball dowm
deep into Idaho territory. Knight
started off the series of sparkling
drives with a 17-yard reverse. Puil
made another 11 yards, and Clarke
carried out 6 more alone before taking
a lateral from Puil to bring the ball
to the 38-yard line. Another 11 yards
by Knight and 'Birds were in position for a touchdown.
STOP DRIVES
Idaho stopped the drive for the next
three plays and nailed Roy Sadler as
he was about to get away a pass, taking the ball on their own 35-yard line.
Rest of the play was comparatively
even except in the passing attacks
of the two clubs.
Thunderbird passing was still way
below normal, even veteran tosser
Bob Murphy failing to smarten up the
flinging.
But the aerial attack of Idaho left
little to be desired. Quarterback Duff
Bryntesen, handling most of the passing assignments, spotted his receivers
almost to perfection but much of thc
credit must be given to his excellent
blockers, who allowed him plenty of
time to get the ball away.
Adding to UBC's sluggishness was
the absence of Doug Reid early in
the game. Reid was hit hard trying
to buck through from the 1 yard line
after Knight had brought the ball
clown close with a 36-yard run,
REID'S KNEE HURT
Right knee of Reid's took the beating, keeping him out of the rest of the
game.
Puil was the outstanding player
on the field despite his broken cheekbone and sore shoulder, but Knight
showed up well also. Absence of fullback Don Lord who is out with a
broken hand, was felt, but the backfield tried to make up for it,
Absence of any kind of passing
defense was obvious to the crowd,
who 'watched as Idaho completed 12
passes to gain 257 yards, "and two of
the passes counted for Idaho's touchdowns.
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Rowers* Conditioning
Pays Off In Two Heats
UBC Rowers proved that conditioning and practice were
all important in competition when they held their own with
the Oregon State eight man shell and led the field in the fours.
Daily    practice    for    the    last    two* ""'" "" _      ___	
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GROUND GAINER for Idaho Loggers in'Saturday's football contest was Earl Huffman (5)
who is seen trying to bulldoze his way through UBC's secondary defense. Throwing a block at his
midsection is half-back Stan Clarke (25), who appears to be looking for a good place to plant
his frame. ' Photo by Brucc Jaffmy
months almost paid off for tho Varsity
\ eight, which jockeyed back and forth
with the Oregon shell until the end
when UBC lost out in the stretch
drive   by   one   boat    length.
Oregon were runnors-up to California, Poughkeepsie winners last year,
and each member of the Oregon team
ha.s at least three years experience to
work  with.
Thc same experience prevailed on
Oregon's fours but they didn't have
the pulling power to outlast UBC's
first four. They kept up their high
pace  to  win  by  three  lengths.
Penticton   never    was    in   competition   in   the  cox-less   four   race,   and
i UBC ended up with two wins and one
oss for the day's work.
34 YEARS OF SERVICE
TO THE   UNIVERSITY  OF
BRITISH  COLUMBIA,
ITS FRATERNITIES
AND SORORITIES.
THERE'S A REASON
South Hill Beats
Varsity Again 2-1
South Hill squeezed out a
2-1 decision over Varsity soccer
squad Saturday at Memorial
Park in their second tussle this
season with the university
eleven.
Play started fairly even but Varsity
were slow in settling down. South
Hill's first goal came after five minutes of play when a Hill player handled the ball. The referee not seeing
the hand ball allowed play to proceed
while the Varsity players slowed
down waiting for the whistle. Stubby
McClean had no difficulty in scoring.
Varsity got their goal after thirty-
two minutes of play. A South Hill
back handled the ball in his goal
area and Bobby Moulds scored a
beautiful goal from the penalty spot.
In Top Place
Chiefs Trounce
Rowers 14-3
UBC Chiefs waltzed to a 14-3
victory over the Rowing Club
rugger squad Saturday to step
into first place in the league
standing.
Outstanding playing by Keith Turn-
hull who netted three tries for the
winners, paced Chiefs to their needed
win.
On thc top of the .standing now,
an easy win over South Burnaby
next week will assure them of top
spot in the coming Millar Cup playoffs.
Turning in a .sparkling performance
for the winners was scrum half John
"Junior" Tennant who set up more
than one play which resulted in a
trie.
Faking the ball the strong side of the
three line. Tennant turned around
and lateralcd the ball to little Jack
Smith on the other side, who romped
over   for   aiulher   three   points.
Only convert was made by Austin
Taylor on Smith's trie.
Don Salthili gave the losers their
trie.
'Bird Pucksters Dump
Nanaimo For First Win
The UBC hockey squad, paced by the return of Wag
Wagner and the sensational goaltending of Ken Torrencc, skated
to a tremendous 6-5 victory over the powerhouse Nanaimo
Clippers at the hub city on Saturday night.
The result of the contest comes as'? —
no   surprise   to   the   locals   who   are
about the fightingest team in the local set-up.
The initial canto saw the Clippers
take an early one goal lead which
was quickly overcome by a concerted
UBC attack which resulted in three
tallies without reply.
Bob Lindsay p'eked up the first
local counter on an assist from Stu
Bailey. Bob Koch got his first of two
goals in an assist from Jack McFarlanc. The final UBC goal of the
period was registered by John Dech-
ene, a talented rookie. The Clippers
Gourdcau clicked to make the score
3-2.
The squads divided two second period  markers  with  Terry  Nelford  eon- i
verting   Barnes   pass-out.   The   work
of the  locals defense was outstanding
with Torrencc torid.
The final canto saw four goals go
equally divided. Hugh Berry tallied
from E'ob Koch on a clever play for
the first and Koch soloed for the sixth
and final tally.
Wednesdoy Meeting
Rossland Trip
Plan of Skiers
Arrangements for the proposed ski trip to Rossland will
be discussed at the Thunderbird Ski Club meeting to be
held on Wednesday, November 9th at noon in Arts 206.
Under the leadership of Coach Peter
Vadja and the executive, plans are
going on to make this year's ski trip
as  successful  as   last  year's.
Again, like last year, the Red Mountain Ski Club at Rossland will provide
facilities for the visiting skiers.
All those interested in going again
this year are urged to attend the meet-
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Six Games in Seven Days for Bird
Icemen in Extensive Jan. Roadtrip
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By HE KM FRYDENIA ND
UBC Thunderbird hockey squad
will enter into an ambitious intercollegiate program this season. Tlie
squad has eight games arranged
with Canadian and American Colleges.
Tlie squad opens wilh two contests with the University of Alberta Golden E'ears at Alberta's
capital on January 10 and 11. They
then tackle the Colorado Spring*
.sextel of the University of Colorado
on January \'2< and la ami wind up
the road trip with two game-,
against Denver University on J,m-
uai'v   hi  ami   17.  The  I cam   returns
lo tackle Alberta at UBC on February 3 and 4.
The result of these games will
either substantiate or disclaim critics who maintain that the Thunderbirds are the best university hockey team  in  the world.
The games with Alberta will be
of particular interest for thoy are
currently Western Canada champions, a title to which the locals
can lay claim if they can lake Ihe
measure of the tough Rears from
the   foothills.
The two Ci ib ii'mli opponents are
ri imposed oiiinvlv of Canadians
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ship.';. The result is that they will
offer strong opposition to the locals. Last season the Colorado resort
town team defeated the Bear.-
twice in a year when the Bears
played good senior calibre hockey.
The UBC team split two games
in Colorado iu (heir last encounter
two seasons ago. The locals arc
considerably stronger now and
should make a good showing
against  all  three loams.
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