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The Ubyssey Nov 9, 1950

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The Ubyssey
NO. 20
WINTER WONDERLAND is the theme of the Alpha Gamma Delta cabaret which will be staged
in the Commodore November 16. Standing in the centre of the circle is Barbara King, a featured
performer in the chorus line. Clockwise from left are Doreen Neddleton, Pat Grindley, Joan
Wolstencroft, Donalda Sparling, Dorothy Wright, Lorene Lundell and Lyla Butterworth.
High Price
Object Of
Of Caf Meals
Council Probe
Social Creditors
Form Campus Club
To Air Theories
UBC added another political
group to its roster of clubs this
It ■ ie the Social Credit Club,
which will hold its first meeting
Friday in Applied Scence 100 at
noon. Hpeaker at the meeting will
be Lyle Wicks, president of the
B.C. Social Credit party.
Organizer of the UBC branch ot
the parly is Gerald A. Bryan, third
year, Arts. He announced today
thjj,t the club will hold regular
meetings to discuss the alms of
Social Credit.
Formation or the club was approved by Student Council last
week. At Friday's meeting, Mr.
Wicks will present the aims and
Interests of the Social Credit party.
A question period will follow.
Bryan said more than two dozen
students have signified their willingness to join the club and many
more have shown Interest.
Committee Formed at Monday's Meeting;
Pop Bottle Subsidization Plan Dropped
The high cost of meals in UBC's cafeteria will be investigated by a committee struck off by Student Council Monday
«» j
Chairman of the committee will
be Cy McGuire, chairman of the
Undergraduate Societies Committee, who was commissioned to "investigate thfe cost of mealB ln the
At present, cafeteria meals can
be bought at 60 cents each it students purchase special books which
entitles them to 26 meals for $16.
This system was recently set up
by the foods and eervlces depart*
Some councillors feel that the
prices now being charged are too
At the same time, council voted
to drop their request to subsidize
pop bottle sales ln the cafeteria
so that students would not have
to  pay  deposits.
They rejected the plan when they
heard a report from USC chairman
Cy McGuire, who has been Investigating the suggestion for some
He told councillors that during
the month of October approximately 1,000 bottles were lost ln the
cafeteria. He said 65 bottles a day
disappeared and one out of every
six was not returned.
Armistice Day popples will
go en sale at UBC Friday under
the auspieee of tho campus
branch of the Canadian Le*
A Ion.
Members of Phrateres will
be «t 1HO-WH tttfp, m ths quid
and at the entrances to earn*
pue buildings to sell the flowers. Houre of salt are 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Army Help Offered
Final Year Students
An opportunity for male students in their final year of
university to receive pay while completing their education has
just been announced by the Department of National Defence
at Ottawa. *" '
The    Canadian   army   urgently
Gym Fund Enriched
By Tuesday's Sale
UBC's War Memorial Gymnasium Fund ls $163.51 richer today
following Tuesday's auction sale In
the Armory which saw students
turn out in droves to bid on lost
and found articles.
Well-known 'Vancouver auctioneer George Love put dozens ot
books, pens, umbrellas and articles of lost clothing on the block
in the name of the gym fund.
Commerce Undergraduate Society students handled all cash for
the affair. Terry Lynch was in
charge of other arrangements.
Mardi Gras Proceeds
Slated For UBC Gym
'Unspecified Portion'Of Profit
To Swell Memorial Building Fund
All student noon-hour meeting* have bean eanoelled for
Tueedayt November 14, Co-ordlnator of Activities Jim Mid-
winter announced Wedneeday.
•pedal Oeneral AMt meeting on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.
in th« Armory to deeide on
the Oitrom Plan waa the reason given for cancellation.
Meetings may be re-sehedul-
ed right away through Mldwln-
ter'$ off lee In the north end of
■rook Hall.
'Buses To Nowhere'
Take Mystery Trip
Saturday Evening
Mystery "Buses to Nowhere"
leave Saturday on their first
trip. Students will be treated
to a night of fun and frolic for
just $1.90 per couple.
First bus is tilling up rapidly
with 25 passengers already booked.
A second bus will be arranged If
demands warrants it.
Destination is unknown, but its
certain that the buses will be going
farther than New Westminster.
Fare there ie only 50 cents return.
"There is still time to get tickets," Al Westcott, Legion president said Wednesday, "and we
would like to see as many people
as possible, in order to make the
(tret trip a success."
Reservations aad tickets are
available at the AMS office in
Brock Hall. All profits from this
trip and succeeding ones go to
the War Memorial Oym Fund.
Buses will leave at 8 p.m. from
Pacific Stage Lines Depot, and will
return to Vancouver shortly after
Members Added
To Sigma Tau Chi
Five more persons have been
named to swell the ranks of UBC's
honorary fraternity, Sigma Tau
Announcement of new members
was made Tuesday by Gordon
Following is a list of new members: Bill Haggert, Don Duguid,
Brock Ostrum, Doug FrankUn and
Al Goldsmith.
UBC's War Memorial Gym fund will definitely get a slice
->f this year's Mardi Gras profits.
An IFC-Pan-Hell committee decided Tuesday night that
'an unspecified portion" of the profits will go to the gym and
he rest will be channelled to a variety of off-campus charities.
Decision   came  after  a  heated** _-».'
month-long debate on the advis
ability   of   the   precedent-making
ID past years the total profits
have gone to charities. Recipients
have been changed annually.
Committee spokesmen, who flatly refused to mention any possible
percentages, said the decision was
made because "it Is Imperative
that the gym fund drive go over
the top this year."
Oym fund chairman Bill Haggert said he was still hoping for
a large slide of the take and hinted he may use the move to persuade other campus groups to donate profits from large spring functions to the fund.
The Mardi Oras committee will
continue to thrash out the problem
of a fair distrubution.
Down-town charities, they point
out, remain in a desperate position
and the gym Is a project strictly
for student benefit.
"We only have so much money
and we can't give It all to everybody. It's going to be tough to
decide but students can rest assured both that the gym will get
a fair share and that our obligations to charity will not be forgotten," IFC. president Al Gold,
smith said.
Thrtt Projtcfa
Delta Sigma Pi
Granted Budget
For Activities
A buget of $52 was granted to
UBC's honorary sorority, Delia
Sigma PI, Monday night when
members appeared before itu-
dent council and announced
they would undertake three
projects this year.
These three projects are: variety
show presented by the women df
the campus to acquaint women
with each other, proceeds to go to
the War Memorial Oym fund and
women's residence; publication of
a booklet with the names, activities and biographies of the professors and instructors on the cam-
on American football to make wo*
pus; lectures sponsored by MAP
men more familiar with the game
and encourage attendance at
As well, fund will be used for
Initiation ceremonies open to representatives ot all atoman-'s oigaal-
sations on the campus.
Big Firecracker Sparks
Nationalization Meet
Passing reference to communism brought a 10 inch firecracker booming into Arts 100 at noon Wednesday when student Liberals and CCF debated pros and cons of nationalization;
When Liberal leader Don Lans-<8~
kail   uttered   the   word   "Commu-
needs university-trained officers in
view of recent expansion and
authorities have enlarged the Veteran undergraduate scheme, which
has been ln operation for the past
three years, to include non-veteran students ln all faculties.
If accepted, a successful student
will be commissioned In the Canadian army active force as second
lieutenant and placed on full pay
and allowances while completing
his final university year.
In announcing the scheme officers of the UBC contingent of tho
Canadian Officers' Training Corps
stated  while preference would  be
given to students who have taken
COTC training when all other factors are equal, non members of the
COTC would receive consideration.
Application from students and
further details of the scheme can
be obtained from the COTC orderly
room in the Armory, Major W. W.
Mathers, arm resident staff officer at UBC said today.
In announcing the plan, army
headquarters officials at Ottawa
stated It was their aim to appoint
400 officers to the Army from all
universities across Canada, In previous years UBC has nupplled about
10 per cent of the veteran under"
graduate officers.
Two hundred students have not picked up their AMS
card pictures which will allow them into downtown theatres
at reduced rates.
"The pictures have been paid for," John McKinnon,
treasurer said Tuesday, "so that in not collecting them,
students are not claiming their own property."
"In addition," he said, "the pictures are cluttering up
the receptionist's desk in the AMS office, thus lowering
her efficiency."
The university will close Saturday to commemorate
tiie dead of two wars.
This was announced today by President N.A.M. MacKenzie, who declared November 11 a public holiday.
Memorial services will be conducted in Brock Hall
jointly sponsored by the Alma Mater Society, the UBC
branch of the Canadian Legion and the 196th Western
Universities Battalion Association.
nist" while listing the various economic theories, the door to the
room was opened slightly and the
bomb was thrown in, knocking over
a, waste basket.
Otherwise the meeting was quiet.
Arguing the pro of the question
was ex-UBC student Alex McDonald of the CCF. "Merger of companies is shoving out new enterprise. If concentration of economy must be centralized it should
be planned to benefit the consumer not private enterprise,'' he said.
Liberal leader Don Lanskail was
con supporter. "Private enterprise
has given us the highest standard
of living in the world. Because the
system is not perfectly satisfying
does not mean we should try an
unexplored phase that has only
been used in its complete sense
in Russia," he argued.
"To take away the right to start
a business ls taking away one of
the rights of freedom," said Mr.
Lanskail. "Public ownership has
Its place, and is best for certain
enterprise but complete social
ownership is a killer of democracy,' he said.
Must Sign Now
For McGoun Cup
Debating Team
Eliminations for the McOoun
Cup debating team will be staged
November 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Arts
100, officials of the Parliamentary
Forum announced today.
All persons interested in trying
out for the team must sign up for
topics and debating times In Arts
100 Nov. 9, officials of the organization said.
Debates will be run as follows:
affirmative speaker will be allowed five minutes while the negative speaker will speak seven minutes followed by a two minute rebuttal by the affirmative.
Topic will be, "Resolved that
activities of the labor unions are
a menace to Canadian welfare."
Ostrom Plan Forum Debate Topic
The Ostrum plan for a revamped athletic system at UBC will be
discussed at a forum and debate
by the Parliamentary Forum today.
Speakers will be Ed Pedersen,
president of the Literary and Scientific Executive and a delegate
from the Men's Athletic Directorate. Mooting will be staged in Arts
100 at-nonn.
*&* «JL« «jU
B.C. 1'linnlng will bo guest speaker
in the series "Why Art" currently being staged by the Visual Arts
Club. Meeting will bo held today
In  Physics 200 ut 12.'JO p.m.
present Dr. E. I. Slgnori of the
I'BC department of psychology at
noon Friday in Arts 100. His topic
will be "Is Religion Necessary?"
of the UBC department of music
has announced the cancellation of
lectures dealing with, the music of
Bach until the new year.
MICHAEL HIND-8MITH, international student service seminar
delegate will address a Civil Liberties Union meeting Friday at
noon   in   Engineering   200   on   the
topic "pemocracy In Germany?"
A meeting in support of the
Vancouver CLU's brief regarding
native Indians Is scheduled for
next week. Clubs interested in
lending their support can obtain
outlines of the main points in the
brief through CLU executive mem-
* * *
address a special meeting of the
United Nations Club Monday at
noon in Engineering 200 on the
topic "The Soviot Union: Nationalist or World Revolutionary."
DR. W. G.  BLACK, of the   I'BC
department of psychology, will
chair a meeting of the Queen
Mary P-TA November 14 at 8:30
p.m. when they discuss the training of children to fit Into modern
V *r *r
Friday in Arts 102 at 12:30 p.m.
rr *p *p
DISCUSSION group ot International Relations Club members
will meet Friday at noon in the
board room of Brock Hall for the
purpose of discussing the problem
of recognition of Communist China
in tlio United Nations. Page 2
Thursday, November 9, 1950
The Ubyssey
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year (Including ln AMS Fees). Mail Subscriptions—$2.00 per year. Published throughout
the university by the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed herein arc those of the editorial staff of The Ubyssey and hot
necessarily those of- the Alma Mater Sooiety nor of thc University.
Offices In Brook Hall. Phone ALma H)i\ For/llsplay advertising phone ALma 325a
EDITOil-lN-CIUEF  ....  MY FB08T
GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Jim Banham; CUP Editor, Joan Churchill; Women'*
Editor, Joan Fraser; Sports Editor, Ron Pinchin; Fine Arts Editor, John Brockington.
8enlor Editor—MARI STAINSBY
Long Run Loss ?
As chairman of the student War Memorial. Gym Fund Committee, Bill Haggert has
oome up with a well-intentioned plan to bring
a<*$*ne revenue into his fund while saving students money on off-the-campus purchases.
On the surface, the plan looks profitable
both from his point of view and from that of
thf student body. A given merchant promises
fi ffeftaIn discount to students, part of whicli
they receive directly ln the form of a reduced
ptprehaae jpjtfcf' The rest they receive indirectly* Iti lift f^^ of a contribution \o the gym
' TJie merchant benefits, in theory at least,
from the Increased sales volume which the
fckerne would give him. '
In the short run, everybody gains. But
what about the long run?
It is extremely doubtful whether the
merchant operating under this scheme would
actually be making'sales among students who
would otherwise not buy the article of goods
St aim. More likely, the reduced price would
merely lure customers away from other mer-
That's the crux of the whole problem.
The scheme encourages some merchants to
enter into what may well constitute unfair
competition. It's not likely to start a price
war; it's more likely to jeopardize the business stability of merchants who feel they cannot slash prices at the present time.
This situation might easily build up a great
deal of resentment among Vancouver merchants not taking part in the scheme. Obviously, all merchants could not benefit from
the plan, even if they could all afford to. cut
prices, simply because the increase in business as a whole would be almost negligible.
These same merchants who have been left
out of the plan are amorig those we will he
asking for moral, if not financial, support of
our own gym project.
Perhaps if Mr. Haggert and his committee
reconsiderered the reduced-prices retail plan
they might agree that the little bit of revenue
they will obtain from it is far from worth
the ill-will they may earn from hundreds of
Vancouver businessmen.
Time For Some Interest
The. problem of the civil rights of Canadian Indians does not obsess most Canadians. It is difficult to start a rousing discus-
lion On this topic—the issue is rarely a controversial one. It remains, however, an important one, because it involves our basic de-
ntjocatic principles.
\. Almost nobody bears any malice towards
the Canadian Indians, and almost everybody
Isj anxious to see them receiving their full
tiare of citizens' rights and responsibilities.
|it it is seldom that any positive step is taken
toward this goal.
v; Of interest to all Canadians is the brief
which is soon to be submitted to Ottawa by
^e Vancouver branch of the Canadian Civil
liberties Union. The recommendations contained* in this brief add up to a workable
pifin for the gradual integration of the Indians as citizens in our society. This "gradual integration" has been the avowed aim of
our laws for some time—but it has been, in
practice, far too gradual. The methods outline^ in the CLU brief are planned to speed
up the process, and to make sure that step;;
are taken soon on behalf of the Indians.
Much credit is due to Professor HunLv
Lewis of UBC's English Department, who hcv*
been almost solely responsible for compiling
the brief. Much credit will reflect, too, upon
those who come forward and give active sup
port to his proposals.
Public support is essential if any sugges
tion submitted to the government is to meet
with success. And it is time—past time—that
we ceased to be lethargic about the lack^
in our democracy.
The campus branch of the Ci*il Liberties Union is prepared to support this brief,
since it deals with the rights of a minority
group in Canada. The campus UN club is
prepared to support it, since Canada has signed the universal declaration of hun§an right:.
And for reasons differently phrased but essentially similar, may other campus orgai-
zations should and probably will support it.
For these same reasons, the students a!
the University of British Columbia should,
and probably will, give the brief their activr
And All That
The current furor over athletics seems, on
the surface, all well and good. This column,
though lethargic as always, remains staunchly in favor of lots of good rousing ballyhoo
and razzle-dazzle. It stands firm as the VCFV,
ffttth behind the thesis that a good all-round
athletic spirit is good for the campus.
But it retains the right to get a bit bewildered over the smoke-screen tossed up by
tfee Ostrom Plan and trifle disturbed over the
long-guns being opened up on down-town
Sport pages.
; ' If the down-town boys have their way,
UBC will find itself in sport as a business.
And the Ostrom. plan looks to us like a means
of, clearing the path for their whims.
Let's face it.
' This i.s a university. Its first function is
education and anything which detracts from
this function must be ruthlessly cut away
jUSt as anything which contributes to the furthering of the function must be fostered with
all the forces at our command.
Athletics are a sideline with only two
purposes: student entertainment and the
Whipping of campus spirit.
• The suggestion that football, for instance,
jfs a business and, as such, must be maintained
much the way the Brooklyn Dodgers maintain their baseball club, is sheer utter rot.
Football is a student activity like the production of plays or thrice-weekly newspapers.
If students want to play football, the means
should be placed at their disposal. If thoy
would rather play soccer or English rugby
or tiddly winks, then that's fine too.
If we get heaved from the Evergreen con •
ference then so what? There seems no shot'- -
by Les Armou
tago of opposition for the sports we indulge
in successfully enough. If we have nothing
that can fill the Empire Games Stadium that''
fine too, Build the stadium somewhere else.
Then there's the persistent squabbK
about athletic scholarships. As almost every
one knows, downtown boys are financing
half our basketball team and a third of our
football team right now. The scholarships an
under the table, but they're there all the same
Frankly  we don't like it.  But there'
no way to stop it—you can't pass laws agains'
handouts to students.
Nonetheless,    we    think    the    university
would be much better served if the interest;
concerned turned the money over to the uni
versity to be dispersed in scholarships as thc
university sees fit.
And we don't see why athletes shouk1
pet imy preference in scholarships. If thej
qualify scholastically, then they should ge'
them on the same terms as anyone else. I'
Ihey don't, the money should go to peopk
who- can get more out of education than the;
Why should athletes he subsidized? Ha
anyone ever suggested that Mussoecers o;
Players Club stalwarts or old Pubsters should
get. handouts'? Why are athletics a superio:
form of student activity- Is sport so distaste
I'ul that we must now pay people to indulge
in it?
If somebody wanted to pass out studen;
activity scholarships open to people in all
walks of student life, the suggestion migh'
have some merit. Activities, after all, are
essential to university life. But why single
out athletics?
We>t Paint
The Brusberg paintings on display 'at, the University Art Gallery at first look to he visions
of an abstract slaughter house, bat
gradually they resolve Into fairly
ordered, patterns.'One of tbe most
interesting features in the paintings is the rich and unsual use of
textures; fat wrinkled blotches of
grey are pitted against thin, nervous dribbles- of red. The brush
strokes in the thick pigments take
on a grittiness beside the juicy
black enamel that shows up here
and there. Were the colprs not so
forbidding in Brusberg's pictures,
one would be tempted to eat the
paint off the canvas.
Almost all of the pictures are
dohe ln black and white, with the
odd dash of red. Hence most of the
pictures inherit an air ot intense-
ness and starkness. There are a
few of genMer spirit, however,
where the contrasts are held down,
and there ls one lovely effort done
in pale grey blues and tans.
There is really little that one
can say about Brusberg's paintings aside from describing them;
and description is a pretty useless
substitute for the real thing. Qo
and Bee the show for yourself and
stay long enough so that you can
get to enjoy it.   .,
Editor, Tho Ubyssey.
Dear  Sir:
It was with a great shock that I
heard that this year's Mardi Oras
proceeds are going to the War
Memorial Gym. I fully appreciate
the Importance of the new gymnasium to the university, but at a
time when nioro worthy charities
are in desperate need of funds, it
would be the depths of selfishness
to give money to ourselves, not
withstanding the trite phrase"
"Charity begins at home."
I am not a Greek, but like many
other non-Greeks, have supported
these societies in their aid to worthy causes. Thus I feel that I have
a definite interest ln the eventual
allocation of these funds.
Since the Mardi Gras proceeds
amounting to as much as $4,500
have always gone to such charities
as Red Cross, Community Chest,
Salvation Army, etc., the people
who contribute this year will be
expecting a similar destination for
the monies, By pursuing a selfish,
narrow-minded policy in regards
to the distribution, the Creek Letter Societies would, in a sense, be
hoodwinking the public. I understand from certain people that this
Is not setting a dangerous precedent in that the policy is changed
every year In order that no one
charity may expect financial assisting as a right.
However, I say that it Is setting
a precendent In that it Is opening
the way for other campus groups
to request aid in future years. This
Is a shoe-in. We might eventually
iee the money being distributed
among campus political organizations or even directly Into AMS
Yours for boniflde charities,
O. G. Stanison,
Arts '51.
Letters To The Editor
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
i read with much interest your
editorial of October 27 entitled
"Lopsided Spending." In it you
point out that practically all of
the monies spent by the university
in recent years have been for the
sciences and applied sciences—Including the recent amount of $936,-
QOO for Biological Sciences and
nothing for the humanities or liberal arts.
Because a number of Individuals
—students, staff, alumni and public—have made similar comments
I feel-it may be useful to explain
university policy in this regard.
First, while a library serves all
departments and faculties, it is or
should be of greatest interest and
use to those in the humanities and
liberal arts. Books are to students
In these fields, what labs and
equipment are to the scientists.
The addition to our library cost
more than the building for the Biological Sciences— (by .presept costs
a* much again)— and la by long
odds the finest university library
building in Canada.
Second, apart from books, the
principal needs of those In the
humanities and the liberal arts are
classrooms, offices, seminar rooms,
etc. It has been easier to provide
for these In huts, than in the case
of  laboratories   for   science.   Pur- .
ther, the risk of loss from fire is
much less because the equipment
in them is not expensive. Scientific
equipment is very expensive.
Third, we have not forgotten
about "arts.'' The present plan for
further new buildings places a
classroom building about the top
of the list.
Finally, within the total area of
the humanities and the liberal arts,
whicli 1 consider form the heart or
centre of a university, I hope that
due consideration will be given
to the fine arts—music, painting,
drama, handicrafts and all the
rest. We have no buildings for
these and regrettably none in prospect. Perhaps a campaign to emphasize the importance ot these
in our university and in our society would be in order.
Norman MacKenzie.    '
,/;< ''iff/
40SSW. 10th Ave.
Specializing In
566 Seymour St.
,.. AND preserves thc mera«
ories of the delight with
which thc gift was received
through all thc days to come.
4538 West 10th   AL. 2404
(Opp.  Safeway nt Sasamat)
Editor,  The  Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
A note of thanks to:—
1 Don McDonald and his Pharmacy
boys,  all  first-class  arsonists.
3 Don Duguid and his EUS men.
3 Bill Sparling and his dearly-beloved sound car which suffered a
fractured axle supporting Homecoming.
4 Doug Franklin and his line of
j Shirley Shields and lier Trekkers.
fi The boys in the Track Club who
RAN the whole route of the parade.
7 Gloria Newell and her Majorettes
who got their routines down in
less  than  a  month.
8 Denny Pierce and her cheerleaders who led cheers and cheered
themselves for four cold, soggy
hours in tho parade and at the
0 Geoff "Red" Dewis and his traffic whistle.
Should go a sincere thaflks from
the Students. Homecoming is big
business. These people, along with
Ivan Feltham and his team, made
Homecoming just a little better
this year,
Let's   keep   rolling!
J. Baruet.
Vancouver Civic Ballet Society Presents
Denman 4 Georgia
The east Includes many  U.B.C. Graduates—
Come and see them perform.
Hrs.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 0 a.m. to noon
Loose Leof Note Books, Exercise Books
And Scribblers
Owned and Operated by the University of B.C.
Post-Graduate Students
Under-Graduate Students
Watch for an announcement of financial assistance during
final year for students wishing a career in research or
development on graduation. Details will be published
shortly in the:
Department of National Defence Thursday, November 9, 1950
Fof Itiwfents
A $in for subsidization of
graduate university students
has bwn announced by Royal
Canadian Air Force headquarters in Ottawa.
To qualify for tha scheme, students must be British subject*.
single 1$ not a veteran, able to meet
existing RCAF medical standards
and under the age of 27 tor aircrew* and 29 years for ground
^tudentu whp qualify will write
a series of aptitude tests and be
approved by an BCAF officers
selection board. Final selection will
he made by air force headquarters.
Students will be taken on per-
manent strength and commissioned
a pilot otiicer. He will he posted
to university until completion of
his degree and will receive full pay
and allowances.
Veterans will be eligible for promotion to flying officer after graduation and completion of a refresher, course, Preference will be shown
HCAF veterans and undergrads
associated with the RCAF reserve.
No qitpta has been set for UBC.
Further information regarding the
scheme may be had by applying
to the orderly room of the RCAF
(reserve) university flight in the
U of T Student
Ethiopian Students
Give UBC Painting
A religious painting will be presented to students today
on behalf of the Ethiopian students attending the university.
The painting, typical of the re-<® ——
llgous art found In Ethiopian mon
asteries, will be presented to AMS
President Nonie Donaldson and
Dr. G. Andrew, assistant to the
president, ln the Mildred Brock
Room in Hrock Hall at noon,
Taffara de Gueffe, president of
the Ethiopian Students Association In North America, will present the painting on behalf of the
Ethoplan students at I'BC. There
are 19 persons of Ethiopian origin studying in Canada and more
than one-third of them attend UBC.
De Gueffe is a commerce graduate of UBC and Is now ln first year
law. During the summer he travelled through Europe and the United
States as assistant legal advisor
to the State Bank of Ethiopia. He
will complete his legal training
in the eastern   U.S.  next. year.
Unsold Books, Cash
Still Await Owners
Book exchange money not collected by students before November 15 will be transferred to general fund of the AMS. treasurer
John   McKinnon  said  today.
Almost $100 remains from the
operations of the exchange which
handled student books during the
first month of university. McKinnon also said unsold books should
be picked up as soon as possible.
After November IB theV will be
donated to a drive sponsored by
the International Student Service
to provide books for needy students
ln Europe.
Student Council must majte concrete suggestions before administration authorities will consider their request
for enlargement of Brock Hall
This was announced Tuesday by AMS President Nonie
Donaldson, who was informed by President N.A.M. MacKenzie this week that they will have to receive detailed
Council recently forwarded a recommendation to the
plans, and estimates before they can consider the request,
administration asking that it consider allocating funds
for completion of the student building in future years.
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TORONTO, Ont., — (CUP) -
Report by Bill turner, Canadian
I3R delegate to the IUS Congress
at Prague was "disgusting and
false," Alan Schwam, University
of Toronto student charged recently.
"Mr. Turner's statements have
been of the most disgusting kind,
mingling personal abuse with open
lies, and where these were insufficient with all kinds of distortions," he said.
Schwam has just returned from
a visit to Europe where lie spent
three and a half months this summer. He visited the IUS Congress
at Prague as an observer from the
World Federation of Democratic
Youth. He also visited Russia.
Schwam continued, "the IUS
made it clear that there was room
in IUS for divergent opinion, but
Turner made it clear that he
wasn't Interested In working with
IUS unless he could impose on its
five million membership his own
views and opinions."
He pointed out that Turner made
no effort to exchange views wllh
'eastern delegates, but concerned
himself with the British and Scandinavian delegations,
Schwam went on to say that
Russia ls not planning a third
world war and viewed the idea
with horror. We added, "It Is the
belief of the Soviet government
that the two rival economic systems can live In-peace. The Soviet
Union is In no way afraid of
peaceful competition with capitalism."
Almost Immediately after these
statements by Schwam appeared
1n U of T's daily paper, The
Varsity, he was attacked by an
ISS student "J.P." through Letters
to the Editor, J.P. wrote, "If Mr.
Schwam had been able to exchange
opinions with the real students
and not only the Communistic representatives in Prague, lie would
know thut for a striking majority
of Czechoslovakia students, for example, such exchange is simply
"He also would know the 'special'
orders concerning letters going to
foreign countries especially to the
West." He continued that most of
these students "do not wish such
an insincere exchange of views
which would ho permitted them
and which even so might bring
them . . . the accusation of being
'in relations with a Western power."
Foresters Leaders
In Blood Drive Here
Forestry students topped all
other faculties ln UBC's recent
bl6od drive by donating 400 pet-
cent of their quota. This was announced Wednesday when Red
Cross officials released figures to
The Ubyssey.
Nurses at UBC ran second to
foresters by donating 238 per cent
and they were followed by engineers who gave 111 per cent. Despite their early lead arts students
fell to fourth place hy donating
only *il per cent of their quota.
Trailing the field were physical
education students with 35 per
cent and home economics students
with seven per cent.
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Thursday, November 9, 1950
REPRESENTING Canada in the coming Olympics and British Empire Games is not an impossibility according to Frank Read, coach of tht UBC rowing team. Mr. Read has contributed
his time and his motor launch "Shearwater" in aid of the university cause.
   .   .-. ,. .        .   t
Outside Aid An Asset, Not
Liability Suggests Gdrvie
Sports Editor—RON PINCHIN
Associate Editor—JIM MORONEY
Girls Prepare For
'51 Hoop Schedule
Girls are needed now to prepare, for positions on Senior
B and Intermediate A basketball teams for next year.
Shooting   practice  and   drill   ln*>
basic plays will be held Thursday
evenings in the gym. Any girlH
.who want to keep up their basket-
hall', with an eye to playing on a,
team next year, are urged to attend.
Girls who have never played before, and who wish to learn the
game, are also welcome. Girl's
rules basketballers will practice
Thursdays at the same time.
If you have never played Girl's
rules basketball, turn out tomorrow
and you will be surprised how
much fun It can be, Maid Intermediate A coach Jan Crafter.
Further details may be obtained by phoning Don Brinham, Eleanor MacKenzie or Jan Crafter at
HA   7671L.
You are needed now to prepare
for next year, she concluded.
One of the main problems of athletic assistance is whether^
or not this university's teams will ever be of a calibre to warrant
entry into the Pacific Coast Conference.
On Nev. 14, students must either*-
•eeept or deny the Ostfom Plan.
■ut euoh a program ie only the
, Ih the following letter, Iruee
Oarvle, assistant coach of the UDC
rowing team, outlines the type of
aid this Institution may look forward to, providing it Is willing to
aoelpt the basic principles outlined
In Ostrom's recommendations. Tho
Sports Editor,
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
How much assistance must we
expect before we start to show our
appreciation   ln   return?
Thunderbirds Down
Kerries as Nanaimo
Fails to Arrive
UBC Thunderbird Hockey
Team were stood up by Nanaimo Clippers on Monday night
but came out on the long end
of a 7-3 count against a team
composed mainly of Kerrisdale
Monarch Seniors.
"Clippers were unable to assem-
Thore are men in Vancouver who hie a team,- and failed to show for
are willing to give us the assistance
for a workable athletic plan, but
we refuse this aid because of our
antiquated opinions that sports are
detrimental to our scholastic standards.
I wonder how much the academic standards of Stanford or California have depreciated because
they have a controlled athletic
Here is an example of what men
ontside of the university are willing to do.
Prank Read is a man of tremendous character and personality.
The students of UBC should look
upon him as a tireless worker to
Improve the standard of sports
on the campus.
He is an executive of one of the
manufacturing establishments ln
the city, a position which requires
a great deal of time and effort.
But somehow, he finds at least 20
hours a week to offer his much
needed and much appreciated time
to coaching the UBC crewmen
from the fall until late spring.
Not only does Frank give ills
time, but also the use of his motor
yacht, which runs into considerable expense during the year. For
all this, he doesn't expect any kind
of reimbursement except the enthusiasm he gets from his oarsmen by their faithful turnouts
every night.
Last spring, Frank gambled on a
long shot by sending his charges to
Southern California to battle the
Pacific Coast Conference colleges
in the game which they had proven
themselves as the world's best.
Each night he spent many long
hours coaching them collectively
In the shell, and many more hours
with them individually, quietly suggesting and needling them into a
mold which would favorably represent UBC among the colleges
who are most critical of newcomers.
His gamble did pay off, not In
the number of races won, but in
the enthusiastic welcome received
at each college visited. Today,
these colleges are requesting a
return visit next spring, with a
hope that the competition will continue each and every year.
But Frank has his eyes on the
future. To represent Canarlu in the
Olympics and the British Km pire
(lames is not an impossibility, and
with men like Frank Read af tiie
helm of our rowing organization,
the possibility becomes more than
BliUCE   CARVUS Assistant  Coach.
that reason," team manager said.
Bob Lindsay opened scoring tor
the 'Birds at the one minute mark
on a play set up by team captain
Clare Drake.
Ten   minutes   later,   Leek   and
I Schmltt of the Monarchs combined
to tie the game.
I Mae Carpenter gave UBC the
| lead late in the period with an
I unassisted tally.
J Second period started out vsry
fast as Kerries went all out to tie
it up. Their opportunity came at
the 4:40 mark when Beatty took
a pass out from Ramesdon for the
score. Goalie Don Adams never
even saw It.
Two minutes later, UBC was
again out in front by virtue of an
effort by Mac Carpenter assisted
by Al Hood. Ken Hole, on a one
man break-away, put the 'Birds
two in front.
Monarchs wasted no time getting
back into the game, and less than
a minute later, with Clare Drake
ln the sinbin for hooking, Leek and
McKenzie racked up the Monarchs
third and last counter.
With the period only five minutes old, Kerrisdale's Smith and
Richardson were given two, minutes apiece to consider the aspects
of cleaner living. Hole and Copland took this advantage to team
up for the   Birds fifth goal.
At 10:50, Young of the Thunderbirds roared In unassisted to fool
Kerry netminder Bruno Furland
and a mere 45 seconds later
Young set-up the final tally of the
game for Clare Drake.
Monday, Nov. 19, Field House.
1 Dekes vs Ex Byng A
2 Lambda Chi vs Dawson Club
3 Magees vs Anglican* Col.
4130 p.m. Field House
1 Joes vs Powell River
2 Newman A vs Phi Delt A
3 Kappa Sig B vs DU A
Tuesday, Nov. 14
4:30 p.m. Field Houee
1 Alpha Delt ve Psi U
2 Beta B vs Devils
3 Sigma Chi vs Phi Kappa PI
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Tomahawks, Braves
Battle to 3-3 Tie
UBCs two entries in the Bell-
Irving Cup league, the Tomahawks
And Braves, buttled to a 3-3 tie
Tuesday at Varsity.
The first hair started out right
for the Braves when scrum-half
John Scott sneaked over the line
from a set scrum after a minute of
play, but from then on the two
teams see-sawed up and down the
field till the close of the half.
Second half play was far rougher than the comparatively dull first
period with the leaves continually
smashing up to the Hawks goal
line only to lose the bull on fumbles.
Willi three minutes to go the
entire Tomahawk scrum scored
that team's only try hy effectively
screening the ball from their op-
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