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The Ubyssey Mar 19, 1953

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PRICE 5c; No. 62
AAAS Meeting In Armouries Today
"•otnebsdy's swiped my prlie
possession/" ia the bitter oom-
i plaint of UBC trainer Johnny
It teems that Owns' big block
sweater has been misting since
the ruggsr gams Saturday afternoon.
Owens pleads that anyone
who has any newt concerning
his swtattr please Impart It to
Will Cover
All Surgery
Compulsory Health insurance plan to be put before the
students at today's AMS meeting will cost ea<5h student $4.12
Taking care. of all surgloal expenses-, front a broken ringer to a
brain tumor, the plan will cover
students for an eight-month period
while they are attending UBC.
Students would get surgical coverage, whether Injury occurs on
a campus playing field or down ir
Similar coverage for non-Mii
dents, for the same period usually
costs approximately  $10.
After considering bids pi othei
companies, Students' Council de
elded Jo accept the offer of New
York Life Insurance Company.
wh|ch provided that all premiums
above expenses, commissions and
actual payments would be returned to the AMS In the form of dlvl-
deutlf; ,. -.
.If such*B. fund -accumulated it
would probably be set up by the
AJUS as a asperate calamity fund
to cover expenses over the $250
The insurance companies, or
course, do not expect that any
such large funds would he treated
as existing statistics of similar
insurance schemes at most Ameri
can and Canadian universities have
set the quoted premium.
If,   however,   paid   out   benefit^
exceded   premiums,   the   Insurance
, company  cannot  change  the  premium for -at least two years.
Insurance/ Fee Boost
Put   Before   Students
Law, Religion
Similar Base,
One of the first graduates of
CUC's law school gave aft address
to students In Arts 100 yesterday.
Professor A. W. K. Carrothers,
now a lecturer ln UBC's Law Faculty, spoke on "Law and Religion.''
In his talk he gave countless instances or conflicts between church
and state from e>arly history up to
present times.
Quoting from Spinoza's Philosophy,   "We   always   strive   for   that
INCENSED BY THE inefficient bungling of this session's Engineers' TJhcfergraduate Society's executive Al Hicks and Ray Christopherson, enraged engineers take steps to
abolish them from possible future interference. Sopping wet, Christopherson is watching
Hicks hurtle into the pond. —Ubyssey Photo by Hux Lovely
EUS Goes Swimming
Riotous mob of yelling Engineers heaved three more victims
into the Illy pond yesterday afternoon.
Al Hicks. IOCS president, Hill
Inglls and Ray Christopherson
were the three victims.
This Illy pond swimming party
Is the Engineers' celebrated
wind-up to the annual EUS meeting.
Shouting, yelling und screaming
ln typical engineering style,
over thirty redsh'lrts carried the
U of Sask.
Fee Boost
increase of $5 per student has
been granted to the university
Student Council here, a press
release from H. H. Edmund,
council president, has announced.
Five dollars extra was voted to
council in a referendum conducted
as a part of the U of Saskatchewan's March « election for positions on  the Students' Council.
Press release confines to state
that "only a small amount o'l the
additional funds at present are
specifically earmarked.
Commenting on this increase
the Saskatchewan council's president stated that "the situation here
is   very  helpful."
Sixty cents of the increase, it
has been hinted, arc earmarked
for the National Federation of Canadian I'niversity Students (NFC
CSi. Formerly paying the usual
which Is forbidden." he added that j ;>u(. to the national federation. I'
tills was the direction in which j ,„• Saskatchewan plans to raise.
this university seemed to he tak- t|,,,i,. ,.OI1| rihutiou to Wc
ing steps. Though still unofficial, this move
"How many of the Ten Com-j wou|d follow the lead of Marcel
mandmetits are In our laws':"' Car- ' i,t>liliiiu-. Saskatchewan NFCUS
rothers continued, pointing out \ representative at the last national
that most of the Commandments , ,.„nrerence. who strongly recotii-
uie  in   our  law   codes. i mended    an    increase    in    NFCUS
Corrothers concluded, "Law  and   fees.
•religion   may  differ  at  their   h.ise, j     XFCi'Shas requested a payment
•but   they   have   a   common   denorn- , „|- j |  f()|- each student. This  would
inntor In a  high standard  of  mor- | jm'rease   the  $!i.onu   budget  id'  the |
allty  and   iu  many  Instances  advo    organization     lo    one    of    arouni
fate and  reach  the same  result.       !f r>i),t)i>i).
three "swimmers" from the,
meeting in the Engineering
building to the Library pond.
Ubyssey reporters and photographers barely escaped a drenching themselves. As the mob
came out of the building a group
of Inconslderute redshirts poured
buckets of water on them from
the top of the structure.
Stream of water just missed
Ubyssey officials. JBut. they were
more alert th'n the' raging mob
and  escaped  the downpour.
Shouting "We are, we are" the
Engineers threw the three EUS
executive into the pond. President Micks was given the privilege of going first. He did not
Flections of next year's executive was the iii-ain business of the
general meeting. Annual awards
and block letters were presented.
Monte McKay was elected vice-
president of EUS; Doug Harvey-
Smith, secretary; Bob Johnson,
treasurer; Jack Walsh, sports
director; Herby Stephens, PRO;
Ed Jukeman. professional rotations officer; (irant Hepburn and
Art Woseent, USC reprunseta-
In Ills supiniary of the season's
activities retiring president Al
Hicks emphasized that all EUS
members should take an active
interest  In  their  functions.
Me said that although he did
not necessarily agree with the
Freshmen Orientation procedures, he would advise all  mem
bers to voice their own opinions
us to whether freshmen should
be dunked in the Illy pond.
Hicks blames the freshmen
for this year's pond dunking. He
said the Engineers were intending to forego this annual pleasure but the frosh would not
He said that therefore the "Engineers were forced to complete
a job the frosh started.
Amendments to their constlu-
tion were also discussed and
voted upon.
Today's general meeting in the armouries at noon will be
built around four Student Council recommendations.
Council's proposals are a fee increase of two dollars, a
compulsory insurance plan, reorganization of council, and revision of AMS constitution.     * "	
Also Included in the agenda will
be the one-time controversial Issue of the Senate Freshman ruling—tabled from the fall meet,
and presentation of the Honorary
Activities  Awards.
Campus Band
To Sponsor
Kits' Boys
Vancouver Kltsiluno lioy's Hand
will appear In a noon hour concert Friday, March 20, under the
sponsorship   of  the   Varsity   Hand.
The Kltsiluno Hoy's Band, under
the direction or Arthur W. Dele-
niont, has over the last 2"> years
since its Inception, won numerous
awards In Europe and North America. Some of the awards which
they have won Include a sight
reading competition against 25
senior hands In London. England,
and the world championship for Ju-
ior bands in  Holland.
Varsity Baud is appealing especially to those who have never
hoard the "Kits" band herore to
be sure not to miss the opportunity.
Insurance plan proposed by
council would cost students $4.12,
and would cover surgical costs any
time and any where during the
Council's request for a tee Increase will cover demands made
by Men's Athletic Directorate, Literary and Scientific Executive,
Undergraduate Societies Committee, and the Publications Board.
Adoption of Council's proposal
for reorganization of the AMS
would mean the abolition of Junior and Sophomore members, and
the conversion of the council positions or Public Relations Orficer
and Co-ordinator or Activities to
ex-officlo members.
Abolition ot Junior and Sophomore members was discussed at
the fall general meeting, but was
Institution of the proposed insurance, plun would mean that students would be covered for all
surgical costs up to $250 while
they are enrolled ln winter session. Investigation by Professor
Wong of the Commerce Department resulted in the selection of
a plan offered by the New York
Life. Other plans were discarded
I'or various reasons.
Fee increase would amount to
% in, ton from the student body as
a whole. MAI) would be enttltled
lo :!1 percent of this hy constitution, or $.'1,224. I..SE has stated that
it requires an additional $2,000,
but will fight the proposed increase at today's meeting, holding
out tor an MAD reduction Instead.
Publications Board requires 25
cents of the two dollars In order
to continue publishing three issues
per week next session. A new contract is being negotiated with College Printers on the expiration of
the     former     five-year     contract.
Printing costs have spiralled considerably since the installation or
this contract and a new agreement
on rlie basis of tliree issues a week
would require an additional $1300.
'Tween Classei
Kits Band
Plays Fri.
VARSITY BAND will present
a concert by world champions, the
Kltsllano Boys' Band tomorrow,
noon, In New Gym. ..
9ft 9ft 9ft
SCM votes may be. oast any time
between 12:30 today and 4:80 tomorrow In the SCM Room, Aud*.
9p 0ffi *ji
PRE-MED Undergraduate Society will present a film,' "Gastric
Resection of a Duodenal Ulcer,1'
P 202, Monday noon.
V *r fl*
la featuring Dr. B. A. Dunell leading a discussion on "Religion ts
Science"  in  Chem 200  tomorrow
noon. i
0ft 0p t|t
VCF open meeting featuring
Rev. E. McPhee discussing "Why
believe?" will be beld tomorrow
noon in Aggie 100.
forum Team
To Debate
In Bcock
Parliamentary Forum will debate against the Community Speakers in the Vancouver Debating
League tonight «t 8:00 p.m. in the
Club Room of Brock Hall.
Topic will be "Resolved that the
PGE Railway should be retained
by the B.C. Government and extended to Vancouver nnd Prince
Rupert "
Forum team will consist of Harry Mathias and Morris Hu her man,
who will bake the negative of the
This will be a semi-final run-off
debate for the league trophy. Forum has qualified by winning two
and losing two debates In the
AUS Nominations
To Close Today
Noon on Thursduy, March 26 Is
the deadline tor Arts Undergraduate Society executive nominations,
Forms must be submitted to the
AMS office.
Elections will be held on Friday,
March 27 ln the Auditorium.
Acting Overcomes Poor Plot
AMS President Raghbir Basi's annual report, and
minutes of the fall general meeting can be found on page
three and four of today's Ubyssey.
Report and the fall meeting's minutes are printed in
this issue to obviate the necessity of them being read at
today's meeting.
Sections of the minutes pertinent tu today's meeting
are printed in hold face.
The remarkable talent exhibited in [Mayer's Club spring production was somewhat wasted
on the rather heavy and hackneyed religious play, "Shadow
and Substance," by Paul Vincent   Carroll.
A talented cast alul a palns-
l-i king director, .lohn Thome
managed lo overcome the plot
obstacles and bring life and
authenticity to a mediocre
There were many brilluut?
■a-enes i-n 'he |froductioii despite
the melodramatic lines thespians
were often faced with. A play
I'e,'hiring an Irish maid who has
visions nf her favorite saint, a
cynical Canon and a crusading
schoolmaster, "Shadow," could
easily be turned into a melodramatic farce.
Carefully controlled performances given hy the majority of
the actors kept tin- production
from slipping lo the sentimental
depths   of  a   tear   ierker.
Avoiding   tin-  obvious   forms  of
Interpretation, leads (Jerry Webb   • ability  for  comedy.  He appeared
to maintain his role at all times.
Miss Chilcott was vivacious
and believable as the tormented
girl. Although the plot gave her
ample opportunity for exaggerated behaviour she usually toned
ns Canon Skerritt, and colleen
Doris Chilcotl showed an excellent sense of timing and a true
understanding   of   their   roles.
Webb,     as     the     disillusioned
(anon,    displayed    an    excellent
EXASPERATED by the inanities of Eve Grantham, who
is accompanied by Scot Farncombe, Gerry Web gazes disconsolately  inl-.) space in the Players' Club production of
"Shadow and Substance."
down the lines.
Playing    the    school    teacher,
I Job Woodward turned in a rather
wooden performance and never
seemed to fully grasp his role,
Don Wlthrow and Tom Short-
house    provided    good    comedy
relief and supplied many laughs
as the parish priests.
Competent support was provided by Eve (Iriinthani, Hose-
inary Forsunder, Scott Farn-
combe. John Wlttaker and Eve
Xewltt, although Kve Grantham
as the Canon's niece was Inclined to overplay her role aud
some of tin! others often seemed
caricatures of well knowh types
rather  than   live   beings.
Director showed skill and
knowledge and staging while sets
were bright and Imaginative as
well   as   being   practical
One tiling: When Player's Club
bus sense enough to select si
play that more students will
want to seei then much less
talent will be wasted by students who want to act. Page 2
Thursday, March 19, 1953
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Student subscriptions $1.20 per year (Included ln AMS fees). Mall subscriptions $2.00
per year.  Single copies five cents.  Published in Vancouver throughout the University ^
year by the Student Publications Hoard of the Alma Mater Society, University of British
Columbia.  Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of the
Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the University. Letters
to the Editor should not bo more than 150 words. The Ubyssey reserves the right to
cut letters, and cannot guarantee publication of all letters received.
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Arsoclate ,    ««y   Loflle
Oeskmen and Reporters: Mike Ames, Nonny 8ypnowlch, truoe MeWilllams
What Do We >/VanT
At today's General Meeting we shall be tion of premiums is to be left up to the AMS.
expected to decide on a series of important xhe handling of claims will also be left in the
issues with only a hazy idea of their ultimate hands oi an AMS appointed body. These pro-
implications and a host of diverse precedents      ' cedures are ugiwUy uk(m M some of the
for guidance. larger expenses of thei insurance process, and
Hi* first, and probably the most clear cut ^ probably not accounte<| for by govern-
issue before us will be the compulsory surgi- mgnt statistics  For our purpow lt wouie[ be
ci! insurance plan. There can be no doubt muph more ugeful tQ di8COver ^ extwvt 0f
tKM some sort of health or accident insurance gurgical care tteeded by UBC students in past
is needed on-this campus. However, we will yearg  No such Staii8tics are available.
be faced with the question of how much and
what sort of insurance we really need. Furthermore,   we   shall   have   to  decide
Out of the many proposals submitted by whether we want insurance for minor surgical
various insurance companies, Students' Goun- care such as the taping of sprained thumbs for
oil, With good reason, chose to endorse the the simple reason that we are more likely
Nlw York Life plan. There can be no objec- to benefit more often individually, or whether
tion to the premiums. They were worked out we really want to be insured against the
according to time-tested insurance statistics. remote chance of incurring catastropic debts
However, there is one factor which should by accepting a deductible sum in exchange
Still be taken into consideration. The collec- . for a higher maximum premium.'
Wanted: Money
The proposed insurance plan is not the only he needs, and what he needs it for. It is the
attack on our pocket books.   We shall also task of others to determine where the money
be asked to consider an AMS feet raise. True, is to come from.
we shall not have to decide today. The final MAD  however   is by no means angelic.
decision will come from a referendum to be J{   anything   the   athjetes  are   even   more
held on March 31.   However, the General machiavellian.   They are quite prepared to
Meeting today will be the best and perhaps join hgnd§ with anybody to ask for a fee
the only chance to question, and to find out ^.^         g that by standing rule5 they are
Whether we have sufficient information to ^^ of 3Q pefcent of ^ net of flny fee
reach a rational decision. increase. They hypocritically deplore the LSE
In View of the recent quibbling about the tendency to go to it alonC) but they are never-
Pfoposed fee raise, a rational appraisal will ^^ p,.epared with an emergency scheme.
• indeed be needed.  The individual orgamza- Recentiy a MAC member suggested that
tions on this campus seem to have agreed perhaps it would be much beUer for athletics
practically unanimously that they will need .f ^ ad,ninistralion were given the task of
more funds  next  year.   However,   most   of handiing the financial end of the athletic pro-
them have approached the problem ... a dis- ^m   If  ^^ th(> administralion decidcd it
honestly devious manner. m>cded mm.(v mmu,v t() mn athielicSi it cou|d
LSE   decided   they   needed   ...ore   money. ^.^ ft<ps wj)h()ut a sludoMl vole    Wp d()ubt
They also decided it would be more fun to be th.(t ^ adrninistration  wolllc| want sUch «,
piratical about it. Tbey propose to lop o I as scheme ^ .^ ^^ bul unyway u was quik>
much as they can  from  the MAD  budget an ini,eni()US idea
LSE president Johann Stoyva has dedicated
himself to a "Kulturkampf".   He intends to If the AMS  levy is to be  raised  let the
fight MAD by hook or by crook, by circular individual major organizations present their
letter or pamphlet. reasons for the hike. If more money is needed
Perhaps Mr. Stoyva ought to realize that we might just as well know what it is needed
his task is only to ascertain how much money for specifically, not just in general terms.
MAD, LSE, And The Budget
The "athlete's friend", Johann Stoyva, re- 10,000 students in all who saw fit ty attend
versed   the   stand   he   took   in   Thursday's the five home Mantes.
Ubyssey, and is now dancing to tbe tune of As r()|. scrapjng a|„ng mi $1(5,000, actually
another "reformer'' of our athletic program- ()|)|y ^:m was Ipfl (() |,„ jiistributed i„ the
the late "big man" of the campus, Vaughn sp(),.|s arlf)J. ., |iU|0 ovol. $10500 was paic| ,)Ut
Lyon. for fixed administrative expenses. However
In his guest editorial, Johann made a few ()Ver 2r> ciuos brought in another $17,000 in
suggestions, and drew a few conclusions. 1 gat(, ,.(,c,;ipts iUir| such. You have 50 clubs,
think it only fair that he should be informed Johann—do something with them. Further-
now, rather than at the general meeting, on nu)re you maft0 m, mention of .'54 percent of
how things stand—that way hi.s "crusade" to t()C AMS jtH, t|,al g()0S tovvard tlit? LSE ledger,
remedy a "great injustice" by two-thirds of jr()W a|)()Ut it','
the student body at the 1051 spring general .
. T1h> prize statement, was your suggestion to
meeting, may be more tactual.                » .         .                   .         .. ..     .   ..  „,, .
_    ,     .           ,      •,,,  ,        .    ,        .   .     ., have boxing 111 place ol lootball. This coming
To begin  with,  LSE  has  lost   out   m   the ,..,,.                 ■           ,   ,-
       ',.      ,, , alter  intramural   boxing  was  dropped   Iroin
mysterious process ol   "budget-juggling,    oe-
,,,    ,.          ,i .   1      i- ,1 our program because ol the number <>! deaths
cause that was the will oi two-thirds ol the
„., resulting  in that sport,  rellecls 1he general
interested students on our campus.    I here is
,      , ,           , ,,T, ,•.,,,        11 nature ol the editorial.
no mystery involved here—Lbh tailed lo sell
themselves to the members ol the AMS. In closing, I'd like lo urge those members
"The sporting boys' million dollar glass and club presidents who were not swayed by
palace" is a fitting tribute to the men and Mr. Lyon and Miss Choma al their executive
women of this Province who served and died meeting, to weigh the disadvantages of having
in the world wars. Unfortunately though, we continued haggling among the students over
in MAD cannot claim credit for this—it was division of the money that as a whole isn't
a long-range plan ol all (he students of our sul'ticient to go around and run a decent extra-
university right after the war, and records curricula!- program. As for pressure groups
show that LSE backed the idea at that lime existing, we in MAD did not try to print
ns enthusiastically as the rest. Why the letters, or put out special issues of the paper
change? before the last two spring general AMS meet-
You mention that Ihe greater pari of stu- ings. We are satisfied with decisions handed
dent fees go to football. For your information down by the student body al general meetings
NO part of the ;*:'. 10 had lo be spent on that as being thi- will of the majority.
student activity this year, thanks to the sunn- Peter   Lusztig.
Letters To The Editor Honest Folk
May Claim
Athletes Warning!
Eititor,  Tiie   UbyH»oy.
Dear Sir:
Thin letter Ih :i warning ulnrin
to athletes and sports lovers. As
all good, red-blooded Canadians
will realize, the current smear
campaign launched by the LSE
to discredit men's nthletk-s Is
only the starting point ol' an Insidious scheme designed to ham-
string athletics entirely.
What, if athletics dees a"*
$1(1,000 u year compared to tho
$3,000 given to campus clubs? As
far as 1 urn concerned, these clubs
tiro getting too much already.
lt Is time more people realized
that the purpose of the university
is hardly tu back non-profit making organizations. If dancers nnd
debators want more mouey why
cau't tbey finance their own show
Instead of burdening the whole
student lindy wilh th*> pxpunsp'
The case with football and
other sports Is different. Here
the reputation of the whole university Is at stake. Furthermore,
these events are often watched
by businessmen from downtown,
lt Is readily seen, then, that these
guinea are probably the must Important single phase of • campus
We feel, therefore, that Is the
prime obligation of the university to give top priority to sports.
Consequently, if you wish to bark
the Canadian way of life vote
more money for athletics! By
this means we can soon have a
sports program just like the colleges south of the horde)'.
Athletic   Supporter.
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Pag* 8
Raghbir Basi Makes President's Report
The time has come to look buck
over the period .to our term of
office 1952-5,1 and tnke stock of
what we have done. Everything
that we attempted was not necessarily a success and everything
was also not a failure. We are all
young and we all are liable to make
mistakes. However, the encouraging fact Is that In our university
we tire allowed to choose whatever
we want to do. My foremost appreciation goes to the administration of our great institution for
recognizing the value of student
autonomy, that everyone of us enjoys, and that Imparts a certain
meuufhg to reports such as this
The "Students' Council had a very-
busy year. Apart from the general
day-to-day administration of the affairs of the society, the attention
of the Students' Council was absorbed by the various needs of
the time.
»vui* of all the President'.
Committees has been exceptionally
good during the term and there
is every reason to believe that lt
will be carried on with added enthusiasm in the future.
ISS Committee has carried out
Its general, program of student exchanges very successfully. On top
of five European Scholarships this
year, for the first time there was
a student from Japan under the
allspices of the ISS. A UBC student
is scheduled to go to Japan In the
coming year. It Is also expected
tl::it an exchange scholarship with
India will be worked out ln the
immediate future. Numerous other
contacts have also been established
by tne committee with Institutions
ln other lands and the work of
the committee was appreciated by
the Department of External Af-
fairs of Canada and has made this
university known the world over.
My sincere appreciation goes to
the work done by the ISS Committee and its leading light, Miss
Brlgitta Balta.
My well wishes for the successful completion of the coming International Seminar to be held in
India and the best of everything to
the ISS Committee and those who
will be attending the Seminar.
The   International   House   Committee, now functioning for Its second year, had a year of great success.   In   October,   the  Committee
sponsored five noon hour lecturer,
under the general heading, the Canadian    Orientation    Series.    The
Committee   also   carried   out   the
Special   Sunday   Suppers   at   the
International    House    at    Acadia |
Camp and .organized a Formal Ball:
In February. All the ventures met
with a great de£.LQLejLcmiragement;
and support  and  were  a success.
At the present time the commit-1
tee Is having  negotiations' to set
up a  board of trustees to  further <
the   establishment   of   building   aj>
permanent  International House at
I'BC. i
Representations    were   made    tu
the provincial government to grant
funds   for   the   completion   of   the
War   Memorial  (lyiiu. isiiiin.   Representations   were  also   made   to   tne
Hoard   nf  (iovernor..   and   the   l'HC
Alumni Association  for  help in  reducing the debt on the gymnasium. •
lu   order   to   reduce   the  debt,   tho
Board   ol    (iovernois   made   available a sum of $tn,(MMi and the UBC,
Alumni  Association made a gift of
$5,110!! to  the  Alma  Mater Society.,
My sincere appreciation and grate-!
till thanks go to both  these bodies;
for  their  .generous   interest   iu   the
student  hotly.  I  also  would  like to
express my thanks to Dr. N. A. M.
.MacKenzie    and    Professor    E.    D.
McPhee,  Director of the School of,
Commerce  for  their  assistance   in
being   instrumental   for   the   incorporation   of   the   short   term   loan
that was due last December,  11)51, ■
into   the   long   term   loan.   Mr.   .loe
Mold, the chairman, had to resign
ill  February   IH51' and  Mr. Springer
took    over.    Then    the   committee!
made representations to the IMO.ti.
Committee   and   the   City   Cottncill
of Vancouver to get thu swimming
pool built on the campus. Only the
•other   day.   the   B.K.C.    Committee
has   finally   announced    Its   intention to build the  pool at   I'BC The
interest   ind support of Prof.  R.  I'l.
Osborne.    Director   of   the   School-
of   Pliysiciil   Kducatioii   needs   special  mention  and   is  greatly  appreciated. The committee  is now coHm
sideriug  ways and  means  to  build1
the   bowling  alleys   and   finish   the
The    committee,    though    getting-,
off to a slow start, caught moment-'
uni   after the  Annual  M-'ITS  Conference    held   at    Quebec    last    October.  Al  a   lime  wlien  i!   was  need
ei'   most   fo  get  I lie   work   done,   the
chairman,    Mr'.    Leluhlon.    resigned
due    to    pressure   of   studies.    Miss
Lorna    Mcliollgai.    an    XI-'CI'S    e,\
change    iilinlarshlp    student    from
Toronto,   took   over   the   chairman
ship   at    the   crucial   lime   and   in
Hlxed   a    new    life   into   tile   committee.      The      committee      spDiiwored
talks  during   the   National   Studeni
Week, and did a great deal of work
with     reuiii'to    the    promotion    of
getting    the    recommendations    of
He Massey Commission implement-
cd.   As a   special   project,   the   committee   tool,   over   Ihe   presentation
of    the    href    lo    the     I!.('.     Kb-clric
a-k;ng   for   reduced    fares   lor   uni
ver-il;    students   oil   the   same   lines
as    | or    II iu h    si hool    s| udeiil s
The high school i on :ereio e I his
year was acclaimed a huge sue
i-es- I lnl-'l- ! he le.nle- -hip of il -
i Iia i: rn■ i it.      ,1a, I.       S> ■>! '        t le-       :.!_'
members committee arranged this
two-day conference with over 150
delegates from high schools all
over the province participating.
Deepest appreciation Is expressed
tor the excellent work done by the
The work of the committee has
been of necessity of a quiet nature. Most of the work has been
with respect to tue academic
standards at UBC, what they actually are, whether they need improvement and how to improve
mem. The committee Is presently
engaged lu soliciting the co-operation of faculty members to rate
the ability of the lecturers at university through getting a prepared
form rilled out by the students In
the class.
Mr. John Haar, assistant director of the Extension Department,
has been of tremendous assistance
in the work of this committee.
Deepest respects go to Mr. Haar
and the committee for the most
valuable work being done.
Student Library Committee and
the Student /Alumni Committee
were handicapped ln the perform-
mance of their work because the
appointments of their chairmen
were made rather late. Due to the
nature of work involved, the work
lias been quiet. However, it has
been steady. An appreciation of
the work done Is expressed and
my thanks go to John De Wolff
and Ted Lee, respective chairmen
of the committees.
Most of he work of the admins-
tration of the Society's affairs is
done by .the various standing com
mittees of the Students' Council.
All this work Is behind the scenes,
however, it rorms the major integ-
gral part ln the functioning of the
Society and I would like to pay
tribute to the work done by the
chairmen of these committees and
the various , council members on
them. Special appreciation is expressed to Denny Silvestrini for
his work on Frosh Orientation
Committee, to Ueoff Prlugle for the
excellent carrying out of his responsibilities on the Elections
Committee, HAA Committee and
Discipline Committee; to Jerry
Duclos for his work in Personnel
Committee and Accident Benefit
Fund Committee; to Frank Carroll
for his very successful work and
his work on the Homecoming and
the Brock l&xtenslon Committee;
and to others whose names could
not be mentioned In this report.
Tiie work on the "Flan of Action'' for 1052-5:1 was begun lather
late due fo Various circumstances.
All the ofl'ort was made to accomplish whatever was possible in the
limited span ot time at the disposal of those engaged lu the work.
The student point of view towards the .rising cost of university education was made clear for
the administration in a brief presented to the Board of Governors
with the idea that the adininii.tra
lion may wisli to incorporate it iu
its presentation to the provincial
government n>r increased government grants to the universltv
A brief was presented to the
B.C. Klectric for lower rates on the
'ity transit system for university
students. Mr. Grauer. president of
the liCK, agreed with the I'BC
delegation that the students' re-
iliipst was legitimate. However, he
said that it. was not justifiable
enough to demand Immediate action iu the face of the present
stringent financial position of the
BCK. In practical terminology,
what this means Is that the reiiuest
did not have at Its hack the required pressure to make the nclo
consider It Justifiable. Such is the
behaviour of a most modern corporation In the field of public re-
isponsibilities. Justice is spelled
out through the force of pressure!
Students need lo [itke i firm j
stand   for   their   rights.
A letter has gone to Mr. Grauer
asking hlm to bring the matter to
the attention of the Hoard of Directors of the BCK. and copies of
the brief have already been sent
to all the Hoard members. It is
recommended that, our successor
power to impress upon the BCK
student government do all in their
the desirability and need of tills
already overdue social reform.
A four-man commission to do the
necessary investigation was appointed with Mike Myan as chairman. Ilewever, it was found that
It was extremely hard for the
commission to go into the minute
(lel-iils of how the budget is spent
after having been distributed
among the various organizations,
the usefulness of the money spent
and the student participation involved, etc., etc. So il was decided
that Ihe School of Commerce be
approached and asked if II could
assign the subject as a thesis topic
to one of its .students. As a result
one of tiie post-graduate students
iu Commerce has already chosen
Ihe subject for Ills thesis for next
year. II is recommended thai based
on I hi analysis of I he above si inly,
when stibniited the students council appoint a collimssi-Mi lo assess
Ihe value of Ihe money spent
through 'he various outlets of the
AMS budget and make broad i ec
ommeiidat ions allowing enough
flexibility as lo Hie actual budget
delaiU lo the VMS treasurer, wilh
the purpose o| giving the lie.isur
i r a broad direct ion a - lo I be most
desirable general distribution of
Hi- \ SIS budget.
The committee has produced un
excellent report with recommendation on the HAA set up. Deep appreciation is expressed to the
chairman, Miss Joan MacArthut'
and her committee for the excellent work that has been done on
the subject.
Joan Mayuzawa, chairman of the
MFood Services Committee and
John DeWolff, chairman of the
Employment Services Committee
has done an appreciable amount
of work ln their respective fields.
My hearty thanks go to both of
them for the work that they have
already accomplished. However,
there is a great deal that still needs
to be done, thut must be ai-eonip-'
llshed to finish the jobs for which
the committees were set up.
It Is strongly recommended that
both the committees be continued
the following 'year as President's
Committees so that their respective
jobs could be finished.
This year for the first time, a
regional conference to promote
the principles of the UN was held
on the campus under the wispifces
of the UN Club. Also every effort
was made to make the stay of the
foreign students at UBC most
worthwhile, through the untiring
efforts or the International House
Committee, Inter-Students Service
und various other organizations.
Many downtown organizations like
the International House Alumi Association, Rotary Club, Zonta Club,
IODK, Chinese Benevolent Society,
etc., made a special effort to entertain the foreign Btudents. A
deep sense of appreciation Q.f the
work done Is expressed and It Is
hoped thut the bonds of co-operation
between the students and the various downtown organizations will
become even stronger ln the future.
A formal representation was also made by the Students' Council
to Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie to Increase the number ot courses offered in tlje field of Kastern
Every effort was made at every
! opportunity that was presented to
| bring the university student  body
to the attention of the B.C. public
aud  to cement the  ties of friend-
i ship.  Iu tills connection the name
of Bill St. John, PRO, needs a spe-
'■ cial mention. Greatest appreciation
Is expressed to  him  for the excellent  work  that   lie  has  done over
the past term lu bringing the student   hotly   before   the   public   eye.
'    .On the home front It was unfor-
' tunate that a couple of clashes did
occur in the student activities on
the campus.  However, that should
1 not  make us  forget the great deal
•of   work   that   was   put   in   co-ordinating   the   calendar   of   activities
for Hie entire year. My cotigriitula-
lions to Co-ordlnator of Activities.
Mr.   Denny  Silvestrini  for  the  job
well done in the overall  pattern of
co-ordination   of  activities   for   the
whole session.
My sincere appreciation goes to
Miss Ann Willis tud the members
of her committee for the great deal
of work fiat has been done iu cooperation wilh the Students' Council iu preparing a skeleton for the
organization of the AMS for presentation to the general student1
Whatever    the    change    in    the
overall set-up of the AMS as a  result of the annual general meeting's
deliberation.  Ihe  fact still  remains
that   for  most  of  the  students  the
AMS  constitution  and   bylaws  are J
still a jumble of words.
It is recommended that the com-
| tnittee  be continued  with a  strong
I chairman  so  that the  revised  con-1
i stitutlon   can   be   finalized   during
, the   next  session   and   be   put   into;
i effect   commencing  from   the   lil.Vt-
i .*,.")   term  of   the  Students'   Council.
All    the    major   projects   of   the;
year met with a reasonable amount
of success.   March  of  Dimes,   Blood.
Drive.  Kuropean  Flood Relief Fund,
and   Indian   Kxhibition  and  sale  of
handicrafts    command    a     special
mention 'as outstanding major pro- ]
jecls  and   Ihe  organizers  of  which
need   a   special   recognition   by   the'
general student body for the excel-;
lent   handling   of  the   projects  and
the great deal of work that was put
into them to make them a success,
Athletics   ou   the   whole   had   a
very   successful   year.   With   all   the
ops and downs that fell to the fate
of   the   MAD during   the   term,  the
end result ha,s been very satisfying.
The   issue   of   Ihe   Senate's   "Fresh-i
man    Ruling"    which    necessitated i
two special meetings of the Society,
lias been finally resolved and again
student    autonomy    was    restored.
The MAD has  been again  made re-,
sponsible   to   do   whatever   it    con-
sidens best   lor its members.
Kxt ra mural program has been
very successful and there was a
great deal of participation on behalf of ihe various student groups.
This fact has been very satisfying
aud most encouraging,
The I.SK was certainly not lie-
bind in t he race and in spite o'' all
Ihe financial limitations, the various rluks and orgaui/alion under
the LSK did their best wilh what
e\ er Ihey got and I he composite ,
picture for the past session of all
act i vil b-s ut all I he clubs under I he
l,SI\ presents il -ell' \\ il h an exl ra
oi diiia r,\ bright hess, A good iiiim
her of w ell I, now II speaker-. \ isiteil
Co-   cainpu .   a ml   tn.iiu   pane],,-,,   ,li,
cusslons, etc., of a very high calibre
were presented. Numerous other
ainbitlonus projects by the various
clubs were undertaken on top of
the various annual events, productions, etc, which this year again
were all highly successful. Thanks
to the LSE Clubs, we had u very
full year with a great deal of activity full of educational and* social
The re-organization of the LSE
which started two years ago, has
also finally been completed.
For the first time ln many years
the Student Directory combined
with the Student Handbook was
published quite early In the year.
Out of the profits made from the
sale, a camera was purchased for
permanent use of the Publications
Board. The Totem editor also
promises that the year book will be
out in time and this fact should
Insure that there would be less
losses than have been experienced
In the past. Congratulations are
expressed to Joe Schlesinger,
Bdltor-lnChief of the Ubyssey and
the head of the Publications Board
for his excellent administration ln
those "dark offices downstairs."
Work of the USC, WUS and
WAD has also been very good
throughout the year in their respective fields of.endeavor and my
congratulations to those who were
responsible to carry them out.
It la meet encouraging to note
that there la « tremendous
amount of extra-curricular activity going on on our oamput. However, more satisfying le the fact
that such a large majority of our
students rocognlte tho value of
•uch activities and are willing to
devote their valuable time. I
think this ia a major faotor for
Insuring a successful and proper
University education and in making It oomplete. May Ood give
us the vision to continue In our
efforts to get a true university
I would like to express my deep
sense ot gratitude for. all the cooperation that was accorded to me
by all the students at every point.
Without their encouragement
nothing would have been'possible
to be accomplished and .whntever j
has been accomplished Is solely
due to them In every respect.
Thanks, too, to all the people who
worked on the various committees
whose joint work has made the |
year present such an encouraging
picture as lt does. Lust, but not
least. 1 would like to express my
deepest sense of pleasure to the
members of the Students' Council
with whom I worked ln the common
I do not claim that the year has
been an exceptionally successful
one. Obviously there have been
many instances where it could
have been much more successful.
In fact, such Instances where improvement was possible are many.
There are many student* on this
Campus who would have been able
to administer the Campus affairs
ln a much better way than 1 have
been able to do. However, I was
placed   In   tho   position   last   year
and It became my duty to carry out.
tho job. 1 would like to assure the
students that 1 have endeavoured
to do my best, which was circumscribed by the bounds of my own
many limitations. That I was given
the chance to serve the Student
Body of this University is a matter
that I consider a great privilege.
I will always remember this university with-the deepest atfection.
It has helped me to recognise myself and thus the Jewel of humility
has become part of my decorations
for this life. Even though I fully
realize that in almost whatever
wa« done over the past year there
was room for Improvement ln varying degrees, I feel that the year on
the whole has been successful.
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Campus Chaff
In a guest editorial in Tuesday's paper, Johann Stoyva, the
"athletic supporter" as he calls himself, displays another masterpiece of illogical reasoning. Although he has been soundly
rebuked at two successive Student Council meetings for his
stand, Stoyva still persists in his argument that the Men's
Athletic Directorate budget has to be cut to give extra money
to the Literary and Scientific Executive.
Stoyva Is Just as stubborn ns he Is ridiculous in his argument. No
one will deny that LSE needs more money. Practically every group on
tho campus could use some of the green stuff. The only logical way to
gt more money If It is needed is to raise the AMS fee.
UBC. among the three biggest universities In Cunudti, has the
lowest A.MS ree. The actual AMS fee, exclusive of the gym and ISS
fee, has never been raised since the university was founded. This year
MAD, the Undergraduate Societies, women's sports and LSE need more
money. The Publications Board will need an extra grant If The Ubyssey
is to continue at three issues a week.
For this reason Student Council has backed the $2.00 fee increase.
Yet Stoyva says he doesn't want more money from a fee hike, he wants
It to come rrom the MAD budget. #
His dog-ln-the-manger attitude was plainly shown at Monday's
■Student Council meeting. After testifying that LSR needed money
for various clubrooms and lounges nnd being blasted by treasurer
Gerry Duclos for advocating straight capital expenditure for LSE,
Stoyva was put on the spot.
Duclos said: "Let's get this straight. You want more money, is
that right?"
(Stoyva said: "Yes."
"But you don't want a fee Increase?"
"Yon simply wrant to get the money out of tbe MAD Budget?"
"That's right," said Stoyva.
After screaming about "muscle-bound bench warmers" Stoyva left
the meetlpg'in a huff when Council voted against him.
In the editorial on Tuesday Stoyva says the greater part of student
fee* go to bolster football games and the like. He moans that hla
LSE got $3000 while the MAD received $16,000.
If Stoyva would stop frothing at the mouth for a change and check
the figures his argument wouldn't look so pitiful. Out of that $16J>00
•MA© has to pay $8,800 for administrative costs. They have to pay
$750 dollars for stadium maintenance. $500 Is deducted to keep the
books.  A further $100 goes for public relations.
This leaves the gigantic sum of $5850 for the MAD to spend on
football, volleyball, track, swimming, rowing, goir, skiing, cricket, tennl'4
fencing and intra-murals.
USE doesn't have to pay any $10,150 on overhead costs. LSK
doesn't have to hire secretaries. They use Student -Council offices, their
books are kept by the AMS. They don't have to pay for the maintenance
of the AMS offices as MAD has to do with the stadium.
'In the editorial Stoyva really hits a low level when he complains
that students still pay 11 n annua! $5 tribute to the "sporting hoys'
million-dollar glass palace." If you will pull your pointed little head
out of the sand for a minute Stoyva, you would know that the gym
was built by students after the war raised as much money as they could
nnd since we»have the use of the gym we are paying ror it.
Stoyva crosses himseir up when he says In the editorial that the
reason the current type of budget allocation Is ln force Is that the
MAD constitutes a pressure group. Yet at Student Council Stoyva
raved about how "400 muscle-bound students" received nil the money
from MAD while his IjSE, with "over 1000 students" got the raw end of
the deal.
If MAD is a pressure group what do you call LSE. which printed
for distribution a pamphlet urging club members to come out to the
AMS meeting nnd cut MAD's budget? This same innocent LSE group
Is also contemplating publishing a one-page riyer to smear MAI) and
to justify LSE's stand.
Mr. Stoyva, the simon-pure little hoy who is attacking the tactics
of MAD, was highly embarassed when he was round rummaging through
the picture files of the Ubyssey Tuesday night looking for a picture to
be used Tor propaganda purposes in his proposed paper. All this
despite the fact that an AMS ruling was re-read at Student Council
warning any interested group that a paper could not be distributed on
the campus without Council approval.
Stoyva ends his editorial  by saying. "We appeal, therefore,  to all
.students who wish to end the domination of campus activities hitherto j nnd
exercised by the MAD pressure group." | tho
We uppeal. therefore, to all students to come out to the meeting
at noon today und to see which Is the pressure group.
MILLION-DOLLAR GLASS PALACE is the description of
UBC's War Memorial Gymnasium offered by the Literary
and Scientific Executive. Term was applied to the gym in
LSE's campaign to slash MAD's budget in order to obtain
an increase for themselves.
Athletes To Battle LSE Bloc
In Fee Fight At Meeting
Today's general meeting will be the scene of a budget battle
between the Men's Athletic Directorate and the Literary and
Scientific Executive.
LSE seeks to cut MAD's budget and block the council-
recommended fee increase, while MAD will ask students to
support the increase so that they may receive the 31 per cent
of the proposed boost entitled to them by constitution.
MAD's share of the proposed increase would amount jto
approximately $3224. LSE wants $2000 for development of
club rooms.
MAD's basis for the requested increase is, according to
MAD president Gerry Main, support for the smaller teams,
who are forced to pay their own way in many instances.
Argument presented by LSE is that LSE is a much larger
group, benefitting more students, and consequently should be
entitled to a larger share of AMS fees. t
Athletes and 'Athletes' friends' will tangle with Literateurs
and Scientists over the entire issue at today's meeting.
Sports Editor — Bill Hutchinson
Soccermen Play
Anderson Cup second round will see Varsity battling Royal
City Drugs, Sunday at 2:30 in Central Park.
Contest will be a struggle, as the game will decide who is
to meet the strong "'A" division league leaders, New Westminster
Varsity'.-! effectiveness will be
(hilled by injuries sustained by
Don Kenton nud Mill I'opowidi.
who will probably not he playing.
Hard-hitting play hy Mud Dobson
Don (lleig is expected to give
team an even chance, nonetheless.
Coach Kd Luckett, brightened by
a full turnont at recent practices,
has sky-high hopes for the team's
cha tices.
Krnii- Kyu», undisputed as number oiic custodian of the "l>"
league, will he fronted bjf Varslty-
men Mud Fredrick-son, Dick Matthews, Alex Lead, Howie Obiirn,
Cordle ituclge, and Ken Campbell.
Council Minutes From The AMS
Fall General Meet In November
.Mr. Musi in the chair.
1 Moved Miss Willis, seconded
St. John—"That the minutes of the
Annual AMS Meeting of March
'in, 1932 be adopted as corrected."
part .:! to read :il> percent of the
net  .  .  ."
:' Miss Mrigittii Halla. president
of the ISS, presented the students
brought to CMC hy the Interna-
flonal Student Service Scholarships.
;> Moved Duclos seconded Miss
Hani if Id—"THAT ihe auditor's report as at June :,o '.">2 be received."
I Moved Duclos, seconded Carroll—"THAT the AVIS budget for
l!t">2-'>:i  be approved." Carried.
."> Moved Loosmore, seconded
Miss  Helta —
"THAT this meeting recommend to the treasurer that he
allot $75 to the IHC for the current ysar."
(i Moved Lyon, seconded Thomas
"WIIKKKAS Campus Political
consciousness would be much enhanced by allowing university students to organize and have influence with their respective political   parties   and
WIIKKKAS most Political Parties iu Canada would listen with
respect to such university groups
WIIKKKAS university students
ate the only occupational group of
young people in the country which
suffer tlic handicap of not being
allowed   to organize   politically   and
WIIKKKAS Political Clubs ,,|
CMC are at present subject to certain specific restrictions which apply   to -no  ol her   clubs   and
WIIKKKAS we believe that I lie
I'niversity ot' !!.('.. the Province
ol Mriti--li Columbia, and Canada
as a whole, have nothing io tear
from     polil ic.i lly     1 ou .,-i 'lis     v ouug
THKKKKOKK be It resolved that
the Constitution of the Alma Muter
Society he amended by the deletion of Mykivv MJ, Articie Ii. Clause
lilt   which   reads  as   follows:
till Kxcept as provided above,
such clubs shall not lie directly af-
lilluted with, or receive funds or
direction from, any outside organization. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, political
dubs as herein defined may join,
inter-university political I'edera-
lions, are not connected with any
political party, nnd further provided that such association will not
iu any way hind them or limit
their complete responsibility, to
the Alma Mater Society." Carried
as   amended.
7   Moved   Duclos,   seconded   Miss
Manfield--"Til AT  minute  No.  1;  be
amended   by  deletion ol   i.iylnw   CI,
Article   I),   Clause   (Hi,   yet   including  the   funds  clause  according  to
minute    No.    lu    of    the    Student's
Council     meeting     of     October     (!
I Pal'."   (   irried.
s Alov ed I von. seconded Turner:
"WHEREAS    we    believe   that
Students'     Council      would      be
strengthened   by   making  the  Ju
nior    and    Sophomore    positions
open to all students because:
1 Persons in their Junior and
Sophomore years have not exhibited much interest in running
for- these two offices.
2 Persons elected io these two
offices are often lacking the experience necessary to enable
them to make a contribution to
Council   activities.
3 Persons elected to these two
offices fail to fulfill the original
intention of these offices—that
of gaining experience to use in
a second term as a council member   in   some   other   position.
THKKKKOKK be it resolved that
the   Constitution   of   the   AMS   be
I amended as  follows:
1   In   Bylaw 3 section   (2)
a) delete subsection (1) to
read (1) the first Member-at-
Large who shall be in any but
his freshman year.
b) delete subsection (m) and
substitute section (m) to read:
the second Member-at Large,
who shall be in any but his Freshman  year.       /
2, In   Bylaw 3,  section   (3)
a) subsection (f) delete the
words "Junior Member" and substitute the words "First Member
at   Largo."
b) subsection  (m):  delete the   !
words      "Sophomore      Member"
and   substitute   the   words   "Second member at large."
3  In  Bylaw 5, section  (1)  subsection (a): Substitute the words
"First Member at Large" for the
words   "Sophomore   Member."
it   Moved   Neon,  seconded   lluclos;
"WHEREAS a committee under Miss Ann Willis has been
set up in accordance with the
Students' Council plan of action,
to investigate and bring up to
date the whole constitution of
the Alma Mater Society, and to
prepare and present to the student body as early as possible
the   recommended   revisions  and,
WHEREAS the representation
on the Students' Council will be
covered   under   this   revision,
THEREFORE, be it resolved
THAT minute No. 9 be tabled.
IO Moved Miss Willi.-,, seconded
Can-oil "THAT the Students'
Council plan of action for the
\ear |:t.">2-">:; be adopted." ( 'arried
as   amended.
I I Mov ed I .oo-MUnre. mm ohd> d
Tluuuas     "THAT     pari     !     oi     t1 c
Students'   Council   plan   of   action;
be  deleted,   with   the  exception   of
No.   :i   and   replaced   by   part   1   ol
the    president's    Original    plan    of
Actiyn.'   Carried.
12 Moved de Pfyffer, seconded
St.  John—"THAT the  vice-president take the chair to allow Mr.
Basi   to   present   his   views   concerning   student   funds   as   outlined   in  his  original   plan  of action." Carried.
Mr.   Masi  resumed   Ihe chair.
II     Moved     Duclos     "THAT    the
meeting   adjourn.''   Carried.
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\ LSE Demands Square Deal
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LSE Opposes
MAD Fee Hike
The L.S.E. is opposing the increase in the present
A.M.S. fee as suggested by the Men's Athletic Directorate for
the following reasons:
• ■—' —— $ 1 The fee Increase 1b not necessary as more money than Is needed is going to athletics and with
>u i collocation of some of this money enAugh can be obtained for IjSE
and other AMS activities without
a fee increase.
2 The fee is already too large in
relation to the amount of benefit
drawn from It by most students
and ln relatiou to the financial resources to meet payment of It by
a significant number of students.
3 To the greatest possible extent students should be left free
to spend their money according to
their own discretion and not that
of the AMS treasurer. This, means
taking from Btudents the smallest
posible amount of money In feet.
4 Before a fee incrase Is Instituted an ^dependent inquiry
should be made Into reducing the
high administration costs of the
AMS to see if money can be saved.
Where Student
Fees Disappear
In order to decide whether
L.S.E. is getting a square deal
budget-wise it is necessary to
have an accurate picture of the
amount of money now going to
campus athletics.
1 Of the $16 that you pay to the
▲MS $3.10 goes directly to extramural athletics (that Is inter-collegiate athletics).
2 Another $5 of this $16 goes to
the War Memorial Gymnasium to
provide an athletic centre on the
campus almost unequalled in Canada.
3 A major portion of the $2000.
Accident Aneflt Fund of the AMS
goes to cover athletic Injuries and
must alsp be charged to student
contributions to athletics.
4 The administration of the uni
varsity takes from our fees at
least $5000 <a year to* subsidize tbe
athletic program (pays for Athletic Director, etc.)*ad possibly more.
This amount is as much a charge
oft the students as it would be if
It.came from our AMS fee.
Biased on a student body of 5200
students' this works out to:
From   AMS /fees $16,120
annual contribution to WMG 26,000
Accident 'Benefit Fund ' 3,000
From Administration 5,000
Total 49(120
This-works out to $9.41 per student, not counting gate receipts on
which the major portion of the
athletic program are based. Con
trast this with the position of LSE
remembering when doing mo the
relative amount of participation In
the programs of the two organizations and the contribution that
tbey nre making to campus life.
5 All students must pay. their
share of the administration cost
of the AMS program but when this
is done we do not believe that students should have to pay for the
activities whether or not they wish
them, can afford them, or are able
to attend them and this is what a
further increase would tend to result in.
6 To raise fees will mean subsidization of activities which have
not sufficient student Interest in
them to justify their existence and
generally in a further uneconomic
use of AMS funds.
7 Students should only be required to pay for value received
and not be required to put up sums
of money which may interefere
with their ability to attend university.
For all these reasons und the
many others which you personally
will have, we urge you to attend
the general meeting and defeat
any proposal which would tend to
raise your student fees and, instead, support proposals which wU!
result in a more equitable distribution of the money you uow pay.
University Clubs
Make Contribution
We feel Justified ln asking ror a
more generous grant ror the political, international, and humanities clubs on the grounds that contributions they make to the university do not seem to have been
adequately recognized. In our
opinion, the issue at stake is u
matter of principle.
Contrary to what some people
think, the university Is more than
a place In which to play games.
Some of our friends whose intellectual nourishment seems to have
consisted of a steady diet of American funny-books, may indeed feel
that the basketball floor is the
heart of the campus. Fortunately,
there are differing opinions on this.
It might be worth mentioning that
merely   because   some   fresh-water
Typical Case
Of Club Needs
"At present the Parliamentary
Koruni Budget covers the cost of
participating in tiie McGoun Cup
competition. This involves send
ing a team to the Western Canadian universities, which absorbs
all our grant."
There arc numerous Pacific
•oast debuting tournaments in
which wc could participate if wc
had  a  little more  money.
We do not have one cent to devote to the public sp,'nkiiig class.
This group could have aids in the
form of films, tape recorder-^ etc.
if  there   was  a   ilttle  more  niouev,
college south or the border sacrifices every other activity in the
name of sport is certainly no reu-
son why we should do the same.
It has orten Tieen suggested that
this over-emphasis on sport Is a
necessary thing because of Its publicity value. We need to have winning teams to be able to hold up
our heads in the rest of the province.
If the most distinguished alumni
of the university happened fo be
muscle-men. this argument might
possibly hold water. However,
there are some benighted individuals who feel that If this university Is going to make a name
for itseir either in the world of
action or in the world of ideas it
is not going to he through the exploits   of   muscle-happy   athletes.
Consequently, the clubs within
the Literary and Scientific Executive feel justified In pressing for
n larger share of the budget. For
one thing the political clubs want
a place where they can set up their
libraries, a room where they can
get together for discussion meetings. The International clubs would
prefer a lounge for their use. The
humanities groups would like
some place also to meet for discussion groups. Other clubs Issuing periodicals need better facilities to carry out their publications  activities.
In view of these legitimate needs
the LSE feels justified in asking
for a larger share of nexl year's
NEARING COMPLETION is new multi-million dollar Arts
building pictured above. Leading engineering experts estimate that structure should be easily finished in time for use
by grandchildren of present students. Lavish left wing
houses LSE clubrooms.
Make '53 A Boom Year
For The Campus Clubs
The LSE appeals to campus
clubs to stand up for their
rights. To make sure your
club gets a square de*l for
next year attend the General
Meeting on Thursday. At this
meeting you will be able to
vote in a fair budget for
your club.
The MAD will no doubt scream
to high heaven at any suggestion
of a budget cut. We shall ln ell
probability be informed that the
whole sports program will go on
the rocks next year If there Is a
reduction in their grunt.
Our view, however, Is that the
present allocation of studeut fees
Is unfair because a major portion
of these fees goes to a smell select group who according to the
MAD officials themselves, do not
number more than about 400 Individuals. The fifty or more clubs
within the LSE are doled out a
budget amounting to less than 20
percent of the sum received by the
Mysteries Of AMS
Budget - Juggling
Athletics Spoiled Child
Of AMS Organizations
On Friday, March 13, the club presidents of the literary
and Scientific Executive voted against a general fee hike.
The prevailing attitude was that another fee increase would
only be a further step in making this a rich man's university,
What the LSE wants is a re-division of fees, not a general
In past years the LSE has usually lost out in the
mysterious process of budget-juggling. The athletes do not
seem to have done too badly, however. As a matter of
interest it might be pointed put that every student on the
campus still pays an annual $5 tribute to the sporting boys'
million dollar glass palace.
As far as we are concerned, the MAD has developed
into the spoiled child of the university. The greater part
of student fees go to bolster football games and the like.
The rest of us are turned loose to scramble for the leftovers.
Last year the LSE and the fifty or so clubs within it
received a magnanimous $3000. Men's athletics was forced
to scrape along on    16,000. Should we not, therefore, raise    v
our voices in humble prayer and give thanks to the Lord for
a fair-minded student government?
The reason that this type of budget allocation has been .
foisted on the students of the university is that in previous
years the MAD has constituted a well-organized pressure
group.  Consequently they have had things pretty much
their own way.
It should be pointed out that there is no God-given
reason why the MAD should get over five times as much as
LSE. There is nothing sacred about the proportions in
which the student fees are divided at the present time. AH
that is necessary is to vote an amendment to the Ostium
Plan at the Spring Meeting on Thursday the 19th.
We appeal, therefore, to all students who wish to end
the domination of campus activities hitherto exercised by
the MAD pressure bloc. By coming (Ait to the General
Meeting on Thursday, club members can sec to it that their
group gets a square deal for next year.
Money-making  Hints  For MAD
A further point is that the money
given to athletics does not appear
to benefit everybody interested In
sports. For example, the intramural
events, which are the only phase
of the athletic program where the
greater purt of the students actively participate, receive no official grant from the MAD. In our
view, this is an unjust division of
revenue/even within the ranks of
the MAT) itself. There appears to
be an undue emphasis on spectator sports. Consequently, a few individuals   become   the   pampered
playboys of the campus, the rest
function as bench warmers. However, we do not mean to scuttle
sports «t the university. We have
no personal grudge against the
people ln the MAD. Most of them
are nice boys. We have no objections to sports as such. But what
the majority or students object to
Is a sltuutton where they seem to
get very little In return for the
116 fee exacted annually by the
AMS. Consequently, we propose
a shift ln policy.
University Clubs
Need Bigger Grants
Many of the arm-chair economists from the MAD will
blandly point out that in this past year several clubs within the
LSE have not yet spent all the funds which were alloted to them.
What About The  Evergreen?
Whenever there Is any suggestion of trimming the MAD budget
there Is generally a cry raised to
khe errect that a reduced sports
program will metin dropping out
of the Evergreen Conference. Evidently staying In the Evergreen
Conference Is regarded as the end-
all and be-all ot university life.
The mere mention of these magic
words Is considered sufricieut to
stop all argument. However, as far
as the principle of the thing is
concerned, the LSE would be
equally justified iu demanding
IIS.D00 a year to cany on in the
.Hindustani  Debating. League.
It seems that a big sports machine has been built up ou the
university mid the student body is
now pormuneiitly saddled down
with the job of maintaining the
Our view Is thai the campus has
been (loin Inn tod loo long by the
MAI)  pressure   bloc,   it   Is  time  the
rest of the campus took a strong
stand against them. It is high time
the students get what they want,
not what the MAD thinks they
An Idea which we offer for consideration by the MAD is to play
sports that are cheaper. If this1
falls, they eould perhaps use boxing us a money maker. Prize fights
will draw hig crowds if tbey are,
properly organized. What's more,
this action-packed sport is bloody
enough to provide even more
thrills to neiich warming mobs than
football. Hut tiie beauty of It all
is that the contestant?! require no
expensive' costumes.
\V resiling I-i another attraction
which could he offered. It is our
hope that the MAI) will he game
enough to venture "into this enterprise. We. on our part, would
only be loo happy to offer the services of Ihe Player's Club In directing   the   entertainment.
Hut the truth of the matter Is* —
that some of the grants received
this year were so meagre as to he
virtually useless. The Symphony
Society, for example, was given
a grant or $5". Us program for
the year was completely stymied.
This grant, then, was Just so much
"dead money." Naturally the group
would show a surplus, since there
was no point In spending even
what little it had received. The
LSE clubs have had their budgets
slashed so us to render them virtually inactive. Then some bright
person has afterwards accused
them of not being enterprising
The political clubs were given
only $10 each. The. humanities
groups such as the Historical Society, The Letters Club, The Economics Club and the Cercle l-'rau-
cais received absolutely nothing.
Considering the financial difficulties under which they have laboured, these organizations have,
neverthelss, done well. Put surelv
these grants aie no Indication of
their contribution to the campus or
of their worth to the university.
What the clubs would like is
this. The international groups desire a lounge for their use. The
political clubs are interested in
getting a room where they can set
up their libraries situ! also get together for discussion meetings. The
humanities would like a place
where they could meet for discussion groups and hi addition serve
coffee Kind other refreshments. A
room which clubs could use for
their publishing work is another
project, and one which
facilitate   (he   work    | |u<j|
of those clubs  which  issue periodicals.
It. is iu view of these legitimate
needs then, that the LSE feels
justified in pressing for a largi r
grant   ne\i   year. small.
would   grealls
Where The
Money Goes
Last year Men's Athletics received over $111,000. Apparently.
much or this does not go directly
lo sport, however. More than half
this sum was earmarked for ad;
ministration purposes.
On the other hand, the sporting
boys maintain that the LSE does
not have to bear nearly as heavy
fixed costs. The clubs, they say,
htive the entire facilities of the
AMS office ut their disposal for
nothing. This would all be very
nice ir it were so, but It is an Illusion which exists only In the
minds of our friends from tlm
MAD. As the executive of any club
can testify, printing or mlmeo
graphing done at the AMS office
must be paid for. Furthermore,
postage costs and other Incidentals
must he horn hy the Individual
clubs. The only item which we receive without charge ure the clerical services of the AMS of flea.
According to the MAI), « cut lu
their grant would endanger the
administrative system which tboy
have built up. i'rankly, this Is %
rather poor excuse. If they havfl
created their own little bureaucracy, the Job of maintaining It is
lookout, not ours. There Is
no good reason why every student
:in the campus should he forced to
contribute the largest pari of his
fees to a remote organization, the
inajorltv of whose services go to a.
elect   group.


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