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The Ubyssey
NO. 37
This week's best bet is the Mardi Gras, being held at
the Commodore tonight and tomorrow night. The proceeds
will go to the Community Chest and to the Cancer Society.
Don't forget to come. There will be wine, women and
song, so we'll see you in Hades.
Professor Savery Predicts
No Major War This Year
Claims Russia Satisfied
With Present Tactics
THE JULLIARD STRING QUARTET, Robert Mann, Raphael Hillyer, Arthur Winograd,
and Robert Koff, will be on the campus to give the Canadian Premiere of the Bartok String
Quartet Cycle — Thursday and Friday evenings.
ruth Search
(This is the second of six articles on the contemporary crisis
in university education by Ubyssey editor-in-chief Les
Armour. Tomorrow. Mr. Armour will discuss teaching methods and their relation to the examination system.)
Ubyssey Editor-in-Chief
The precede writer promised that we would discuss the
"trend toward technical education,' today.
He  was  an   optimist
that   pre
cede writer because that is a topic for a thick tome on creamy
paper with baskerville type. But If
the two o«* three o? you who survived the first installment in
which the printer cunningly contrived to "drop all the punctuation
will take your eyes off tbe blonde
at the next table for a moment
or two we shall attempt to dis
cuss one or two aspects of the
We live in a complex society in
which men and women trained to
a* high degree of technical proficiency are absolutely essential. Engineers, doctors, social workers,
lawyers and a host of others must
be trained in ever increasing numbers to meet.the needs of ever
more complex fields.
In order to do the job as quieklv
and efficiently as possible our universities have been revolutionized.
It is  the effect of this revolution
Lack Of Competent Teachers
and not the need for the tralnine
with which we are here concerned.
We said in the first ir.st.'.llment
that a university ought to he primarily concerned vvtth the search
for truth. Thje effect of the revolu-
ton has been simply to leave our
universities concerned almost exclusively with technical traitiiiii*,'
and the search for truth has heen
largely  left  to ta*ke care of  itself.
True,   a   certain   amount   of   re-
| search Is undertaken by the various
technical  schools  which  form  the
! bulk  of our universities.  Rut  uni
I versitlcs are continually hard-press-
i etl   for   funds   and   for  competent
[ personnel and most of our brilliant
men  are  so burdened   with  teach-
Ing    and    administrative    responsibilities that they have little if anytime for disinterested research un-
\ less they are able to convince some
administor that their work is like-
Administrators  Need  Guts
ly to yield "practical" results.
But this Is not the most serious
problem. The immediate content of
a university course is probiibly of
less significance than the attitudes
it engenders.
The prevailing attitude of today's university students •'.••'•■pears
to imply that the purpose of a university education is to enable the
student to increase his cumin1-*.
The result is disastrous net only
because it destroys the iiltini*..-!**
purpose   of   a    university    lui!    mIsd
because   it   is   dangerously   shortsighted.
The enquiring spirit is quashed
in favor of a program permitting
the student to amass "orthodox
fact" which will win him favor iu
the business world and education
to earn a living replaces the more
education   for   living.
Moreover,   if   the   proportion   of
university   graduates   in   the   community   continues   to   increase   the
day   when   a   degree   guaranteed   a
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Members of the LSE Special
Event* Committee will be crack-
'Ing their knuckles in anxiety for
the next two days.
Because   of  Customs   red-tape
they   fear  they   will   have   to
post a  $23,000 bond  to cover
the musical instruments of the
Juilliard   Quartet   while   they
•are in the country.
At present the Quartet is burning telephone wires between here
and Blaine ln an attempt to clear
the matter with authorities in the
Custom house.
The instruments, made by the
Italian master craftsmen Ouarneri
and Guadlgninl, are valued at five
to six thousand dollars each. The
Quartet will be on the campus for
tbe Canadian premiere of the Bartok Quartets on Thursday and Friday evenings.
"There will be no war in 1952," predicted Dr. Barnett
SaVery, chairman of the philosophy and psychology department,
who looked into his crystal ball Tuesday noon in Arts 100 to
give UN club "the Prospect for '52."
Refusing  to  go  completely   outl>
on a limb. Dr. Savery nevertheless I l,lC8   Judglng   by   the,r •'»«'•«•*
predicted that there would be no
east-west war in the next four
years at least.
He said the situation would fluctuate between "colder cold war"
i.nd "warmer oold war." tor the
next 10 to 4u years.
"The Soviet is opposed to war
although it will take advantage of
It." *Savery claimed.
He stated U88R believed wars
were not caused by Marxist policy
but by machinations of capitalist
He pointed out that there wa3
no reason of Russia to change tar-
domination of the world wrought by
present methods,
Another reason fof Uttle change,
whether by east or weat, ls caused
by the exploited countries at the
bottom of the atomic heap.
Savery remarked that they would
still struggle for ''their place ln
the sun" and that they would be
aided  by  both  factions  .
The philosophy teacher pointed
to the growth In monopoly structure in -western countries and said
that a completed rearmament program did not necessitate economic
More Govts. For France
He   believes   the   situation   In could see no changes In the gloomy
France, Italy and England will grow school teacher situation,
worse  unless  there  are modlflca-
tlons in their rearmament program.  * "Unle88   BC'   pu*8   f,r8t   magi
Laughter   foUowed   his   remark first;, ""*'» never *6t thelr »rowr
that "France will have a halt dozen jpay"   he e*P,a,ned*
more governments In '62." It was j    Savery was not too worried about
intimated that the same situation
would exist ln Italy although the
governments would not topple as
Although   Canada  and   US   will
continue In prosperity Dr. Savery
the atom bomb. He noted that the
world always finds a counter-wea
pon of defence. An as example he
suggested that airplanes might
soon lose thedr Importance as a
weapon ot defence.
Calendar Cuties
Enter  Race
Eight luscious Vu'fga girls have
entered the race for Queen of the
Mardi Oras.
Pinned up over the pictures ot
the legitimate queen candidates In
the Hrock, were eight lovelies who
grace Man's favorite calendar.    .
The real candidates, to be chosen
tonight and Friday at the Mardi
Oras, protested the unfair competition.
They clamed the pin-ups defied i
the laws of gravity &>nd probability. |
Austrians To Present
'Greetings From Vienna'
Zither Music,  Tyrolean  Dances
Featured  In *Gay  Program
Students who missed seeing the musical performance of
the Austrian students who visited the campus twice previously,
will have another opportunity when the Austrians appear Tuesday noon in the old gym.
The students, wh«> attracted a
crowd of over 1000 laat year, will
sitop here during their third annual
goodwill tour of North America.
"Greetings from Vienna" will be
the title of the gay program. Featured will be songs and dances
from all of Austria including zither
music, tyrolean dances, Viennese
music and the celebrated schuJ-
platter dance.
The nine girls and twelve boys
have played to eminent audiences
and despite being amateurs give a
polished   performance.
Students will also give a performance in the Auditorium Tuesday night. The trip ls run on a
non-profit basis .
iSusanne Polsterer, who appeared in both previous performances
Is director of the group.
The attractive blonde director
and leading lady also has a Ph.D
In psychology, philosophy, English
and German.
Tickets for the performance,
sponsored by NFCUS, will sell at
2.'»c. NFOUS hopes to have 1200
Tickets on aale in quad Thursday,
Friday and Monday. Get yours early.
AMS Prexy
Plan Visit
To Discuss Fees,
War Gym Loan
With Govt.
AMS president Vaughan
Lyon and treasurer Phil Anderson have written to Vic*
toria asking for appointment!
with Premier Johnson, Educa-
tion Minister Straith and
Health and Welfare Minister
Subject of the talks w411 be provincial aid lor- the War Memorial
Gym and for construction of the
swimming pool.
Straith will be approached regarding student fee Increases and decreases, and Turnbull regarding
student participation in hospital
Insurance scheme.
No definite date will be set for
the trip until a reply ls received
from Victoria.
Hells Queens
At Pep Meet
Aspiring monarchs of hell paraded before students Tuesday
when Mardi Gras committee held
its  annual pep meet.
Candidates for Queen ot the
Mardi Gras In Hades were ushered In satanic and heavenly floats
built by their s-ponsorlng sororities. Queen will be crowned at
the Mardi Gras Friday night.
Elected king was Phi Delta
Theta candidate Harry Downs,
who -won by a narrow margin.
King candidates serenaded students with a "Come to the Mardi
Gras" rendition of "Down Yondgr".
Winner of the clock-radio door
prize wa*s Don Harris. Radio was
donated by the Hudson Bay Company, who sponsored the entire
pep meet.
Entertainment included t h e
music of Al McMillan and his
band, with songs by Alpha Gam
Audry Eastenbrook, Ma*rdi Gras co-
chairman Rod Filer was M.C.
No Reason Given
For Cancellation
Proposed UBC invasion- tc
Victoria Feb. 2 has been cancelled, AMS president Vaughan
Lyon told the Ubyssey Wednesday.
Reason for the cancellation was
"no boat."
In a phone call with CPR officials,
the committee in charge of InVn*
slon arrangements learned last
week that there would be no boat
available  for the return journey.
Previously, the committee had
thought invasion arrangements with
CPR were "all sewed up" accord*
lug to Lyon. A letter from the
CPR said that the group could
take the regular morning salting
to Victoria, leaving at 9:40.
For the return, the CPR proposed to dead-head a ship to Victoria, leaving late Saturday night
or early Sunday morning.
Regular party fare of one and
one-tenth would have been charged the students, amounting to $4.15
for the round trip. J
CPR gave no reason why these
arrangements were no longer acceptable.
Lyon was pessimistic as to any
hopes for the invasion now. 'The
only alternative would be to take
the regular night boat back." he
said. "Tills, however, is not acceptable to the CPR. They reel students would make too much fuss,
and disturb the other passengers.
Varied Programs Tempt Students
THE GENERAL meeting of the j
University Hranch of the Canacli-]
an Legion will be held at 12:HO-in1
Forestry and Geology 204. j
Tlu* uks to Mrs. J. Cartwrlght, j
Business   Manager   for   the   letter.
* *        *
THE SOS Is out for all dancers,
students and anyone else who may
be interested to attend a meeting in
the ch .nee hut, t> I, on Friday at
* * *
J he Parliamentary Forum will
discuss the Mock Parliament and
inter-faculty debates for all those
interested, in Arts 100 at 12:30
* *        *
A General Meeting of the University Teachers' Society will be
held in English, 2(Tl at 1:30. They
will elect a vice-president.
* *        *
A   MEETING  of  all   Frosh   Eng
lish Class  Representatives will be
held at   12:30 in Physics 302.
•k -k -k
The Grad Class will meet in the
Auditorium tvt 12:30 Friday.    Th-V
purpose of the meeting is to eled
a Grad Class executive and the full
class support is urged.
* *        *
"God Working Ethiopia" will he
the tuple discussed by Miss Betty
Martin ln English 2*0*2 on Friday.
Miss Martin, a memllier of the
Sudan interior mission, is sponsored  by the VCF.
* *        *
Swami will speak today at 12:30
In Physics 202. He will speak again
on "Life After Death.''
* *       *
ALL THOSE Interested in the
■ High School Conference will meet
! In Men's Club room of the Brock
j Hall  at   12:30   tomorrow.
* *        *
! The Pre-Med association will
1 present Dr. R. Langaton, plastic
; surgeon In Physics 202 at 12:30
1 Friday.
G. T. Dickinson will speak ou
"Credit Unions and Civil Liberties" in  Engineering 200 a-t 12:30. Page Two
Thursday, January 17, 1952
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Sorial wilters: Joe Schleslnger. Chuck Coon and Dot Auerbach.
Letters to the Editor should, be restricted to 160 words. The Ubyssey
reserve! the right to cut letter, and cannot guarantee to publish all
letter, received. •	
HE U.S. State Department has apparently reversed its
£ stand on Communists and Communist-sympathizers. Instead of refusing them admission to the country, they are
refusing them permission to leave the country.
Paul Robeson, American negro singer, has had his passport marked "null and void" by the State Department. This
means that his visit to Vancouver to sing for the national
convention of the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union
February 1 is in doubt.
It's about time the State Department changed its hysterical
attitude towards non-American sympathizers. Too often a disagreement with American policy is interpreted as adherence
to the Communist partyline.
Perhaps Robeson is a threat to thc "American way of Ufe."
He admits to being pro-Russian. But if he is asked to come to
Canada w|»yt*h«piil<lrthe America^ government decide his eligibility fo/eritry to this country?
Lead pancakes to the downtown paper which hinted in
its news story that Robeson would cross the border illegally.
Last paragraph of the story said the cancellation of Robeson's passport would prevent him from leaving the country at
points where federal immigration officials were stationed.
Costume Mardi Gras
WE have decided that Ubyssey should sponsor a real,
true, bang-up Mardi Gras with costumes. After all, if
New Orleans can have one, Paris can have another, and even
London has a ripping success, why can't we?
Certainly there is enough excess spirit bumbling around
this campus tf$t could be efficiently channeled to produce an
affuic as informal as a good masquerade.   |
Of course, to make it a success and a fine party there
could be no display of ooy conservatism.
T?he idea stands that everyone comes in costume, no
matter what kind, and the more extraordinary the bettei. No
costume, no admittance should be the rule without exception.
What with prizes, balloons, music, noise, laughter and lots
of excitement, what more could you ask from an ounce of spit
and polish.
CPSS Scared
THE Victoria Invasion is off.
The CP Steamships have informed representatives of the
AMS; that they will be unable to provide a special boat for the
trip io the Island and are unwilling to take UBC students
as a group on their regular run boats.
The company, which has been able to handle riotous
loggers coming to town for Christmas, has thereby admitted
that merry-making UBC students are a tougher proposition.
By Mym Green
, liamentary Forum and
public speaking were not
limited to lordly law students, Parliamentary Forum president Joe Nald
pleaded for "plain-ordinary" students to attend the
general meeting at noon in
Arts 100 today.
over chess instead of airing
their vocal cords, Mussoc members revealed that the "Student
Prince" by Slgmund Romlberg
would be presented on February 21-23.
East-talking members have
managed to get Harry Price to
cover the musical angle and
E. V. Young of TUTS and theatrics to direct the drama. Hillel
Club is also planning a play
with Ian Doblc directing.
* *       *
The abnormal psychology
class paid a* visit to the Crease
Clinic at Essondale TuSsday afternoon. Five students nearly
got locked in when they got off
at the wrong floor and found
all doors locked. Recovering
from her narrow escape one ot
the class members admitted she
wa*s disappointed to find that
the patients "behaved normally."
* *       * ^
tho long-argued Invasion that
was planned for Victoria Is off.
PIna*l reason was not moral but
practical. OPR couldn't guarantee a boat.
* *       *
Moralists who" disapproved oi
McGowan Cup debators to Saskatoon, Tom Franck (male)
and Joan Snape (female) travelling alone on the train tonight, will be happy to find that
nothing will be amiss. Ea*cTi has
a separate drawing room.
* *       *
er has brought out the true side
of man's nature. Last week
when Marine Drive was blocked
with a tree this reporter was
forced to use 28th.
Disgusted to find the road
blocked with aTJCE truck and
a car ln the ditch, she nevertlie-
lfss found her c&r enlisted to
pull out the one in the dffcli.
Drivers of two cars that followed did their best to pull out tlio
car. ' ~
It was not until several
young male,students pulled up,
that any mention was made of
giving up.
A young punk, with a snazzy
auto walked over and complained he had classes to attend. He
offered no assistance and drove
by forcing the rescuers to give
Thoso left, helped the driver
out of his useless car and pushed his wheel-chair Into another
N© Fear Of This At UBC
George Says Korea
Sacrifice No Waste
j N JANUARY 9, 1952 a group of 350 unhappy men were
J. Sailing for Korea. This group of unhappy men was part
of the Canadian army contingent fighting the aggression.
Probably nobody would expect those soldiers to be very
happy—for various reasons.
The fact that they had to leave their families does not
make them happy, nor does the fact they are going to fight
that horrible kind of, war that the Korean war undoubtedly
But it is not natural when they read such "encouraging" articles as wc could sec in the Ubyssey. If we
arc going to serve them ideas *i!iout the U.S. government "saving its face" or try to convince them that all
the sacrifice is a complete waste, then we certainly do
not contribute too much to their happiness.
Nobody forced them to go and fight, as Mr. Armour
writes, but they joined the UN forces themselves, because
they believed in the idea for which Ihe others were fighting.
They all I'ight for something much higher than their
own country. They i'ight for the ideals of humanity.
The action against the aggressor stimulates also the
hopes of all those small nations which fell under the postwar aggression in Central and Eastern Europe. If we are
going to stop the war, then Mt*. A should realize that we
have also to stop the war which i.s going on behind the Iron
Curtajn. Thousands of people are   lying there too.
"You don't look very poor to me."
Liktt Armour
Editor, The Ubyssey
Just dropping a line to lot
you know that your artlclo in
Tuesday's Ubyssey was one of
the best I havo read yet on
the education problem.
I will be looking forward to
the rest of your series.
A Loose Nut
Dear Sir (to use the term
I would like to vehemently
protest about the so-called applied ads in your newspaper.
La#t Thursday I submitted an
ad offering ton* sale the used
king-pins of a 1927 Oldsmoiblle
(rear axle). I have not yet received an answer to my ad.
Any more inefficiency like
this and I will take my business to the Communist Daily
Cutlibort   Cluggonhclmer.
Practically in tears because
the majority of students taking
part In debates were future
lawyers, Nold told reporter
about the inter-faculty debates*
that were just begging for participants.
Winners are presented with
the Legion Oup and there may
be a trip to"Oregon to meet a
team there.
Alsio in the offing is the mock
parliament. For beginners there
are public speaking classes led
by Dr. Tucker on Mondays.
If talkative students don't
shy away there may be extra
sessions Installed for Wednesdays.
For would-tbe poets and a*u-
thors Dr. Earle Birney announced that tills year the/re is
more opportunity then ever before for getting precious manuscripts  published.
**«*     *r     m
TWO     MEMBERS     OF     DR.
Blruey's Creative Writing Class
have already had poems accepted by "Contemporary Verse"
Magazine. Future laureates are
Louise DeVlck and Mary Hor-
A former student, Mil Hum-
eresque, we.*?* cited by "Northern Review" mag as having a
groat future."
Even "P.M." B.C.'s new lit*
erary book, has published material by student John Brockington and ex-English 401 member,  Ernie  PeiTtwilt. .
Editor, The Ubyssey
A short time ago, nn editorial
writer in these page;;, referring
to "Religion" made several
statements which could iia*rdly
. go unanswered. Unfortunately,
such answers usually como
from thoso who hotel to theories
which may be largely "... a
bundle ot dogmas, customs, and
rituals ..."
"My veneration for all religions is te same . . . Whichever
ions Is the same . . . Whichever
little ..." These statements,
in connection with earlier and
later assertions in Mr. Baal's
article, seem to place that writer In an untenable position.
As far as one can see, Mr,
Baal's thesis would lead to the '
religion of no religion — that
dogmatic negativism which has
become the new religion of the
unrealistic "Realist", that blind
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soft job will soon ne over and the
so-called "education" of tiie present
system will be a complete waste..
What, then, can be done about It?
Our state-operated universities
are run on a* "pressure-group" plan.
Administrators frankly admit that
they expand according to popular
They would therefore have to
show more plain old-fashioned guys
If 1 hoy are to  resist the trend.
Perhaps the only way out of the
dilleinnia Is a separation of the
strictly "practical" portion of technical training which can ho taught
on the Job from the theoretical
phases of the work.
In nursing and pharmacy this
separation of the program into "apprentice-ship'' and university phases
lias met with considerable success.
Wore it extended it might lighten the complex burdens which
threatens to strangle our universities.
•    •    •
faith In oblivion which In every
age has been the most unproductive and stultifying of beliefs.
As for dogmatism, custom and
ritual . . . they, like the modern religion of ananchy were nev
ertheleas necessary, more dangerous, or more Intlclng than
they are today. The reasons
for this are: man has within
his grasp the means for making
a heme for a disinherited humanity, lie has also the power,
the complete destruction and he
has allowed both these human
resources to get trapped in the
quicksand of a false and hypo
critical social and economic
Unfortunately, the revolt
against tradition's chains has
often gone too far. To escape
the forest "fire, it has jumped
into the water—and drowned.
We cannot discuss here the
what and why of any religion,
but nt least let us not be prophets of oblivion to a new-born
race) We have the raft of Humanity, the sail of hope, and the
strong power of religion to drive
us forward. Wo must not wa*ste
our effects ln trying to lure
man to what would eventually
he the Ineffectual existence of
a blob of protoplasm on a sunburnt rock.
From  Our
20 YEARS AGO   •
UBC McOoun debaters failed
to convince judges at the U of
A that "the civilization of tho
United States ls a greater danger to the world than that of
The other half of the team
was just as inept in defending
American civilization. They lout
out to the Invading Manitoba
teams at UBC.
Scheduled practice of the
UBC English Rugby team was
turned Into an emergency meeting of players following an announcement by Colonel Shrum
that three members of the squad
would be restricted from playing in the game on Saturday.
Poor parade attendance and
a* falling behind in tlrelr military work were given as the
reasons for the restriction of
the three players. The men
formed the backbone of tho
team and replacement for McKechnie Cup play wa« termed
"difficult, to say the least."
AMS officials began plans for
immediate construction of the
War Memorial Oym. With crvsh
and definite pledges to n total
of $202,on0 on band, and with
an indication timt the tot • 1
would reach more than $270,000
in the near future, plus a bond
issue floated hy the AMS Oym
Committee decided the time
had come lo go ahei.d.
John Brockington
On The
INHERE isn't riuich time
, left and I'm i>ot sure
that tickets are av4ilable, but
if possible you should go to
see "No Exit" currently being
presented by the Totem
Seldom is a playwright able to
fashion a phillsophlcal dissertation that is dramatic. Sartre
succeeds. Existentialism is the
creed being expounded and, although by no means well in-
formed on the subject in its phtl-
isophlcal essentials, I think that
the play gives m excellent exposition of such Ideas conveyed through the clash of three
varied personalities.
ally a sensational flavor. Any
stage depiction of a sexual invert, a nymrphomanlac, and a
coward cannot help hut appeal
on that level to most in this olty*
but the .choice of three such
people ls merely a concession tp
the need for a taut dramatic
situation. Their conflicting emotions are more suitable tor theatrical effects than possible
those of a shopkeeper, a hypocrite, and a miser.
Needless to say. Totem's arena
style presentation provides the
intimacy required by suoh a
drama, and the cast, consisting
of Dorothy Davies, Jerry Smith,
and Ian Dobble, is more than
competent with special commendation going to Miss Davies' consistently excellent work and to
Miss Smith tor her last aot.
Provocotivt Drama
"No Exit" is being held over
for a third week, ending this
coming Saturday. Its success is
probably due to its lurld*quall-
ties but at least we see it. It
ls both provocative and excellent entertainment of starkly
realistic genre. Plaudits to producers Arngrlm and Baker for
their daring.
"I'm In heaven when I look
at you," I think softie popular
song exposits. I am night up
there with the angels when I
hear Solomon, who was the soloist ln Beethoven's Fifth Piano
Concerto with the Vancouver
Symphony last Sunday afternoon. He is without doubt the
greatest artist I have had the
opportunity of hearing.
His has not the conventional
Interpretation. There were none
of the slashing heroics one usually encounters ln this so called
"Emperor" Concerto. Instead
there was a pure and radiant
lyricism combined with such a >
breadth and dignity that made
each succeeding phrase seem
even more beautiful than the
It seemed rather a shame that
we 'had the coarseness of the
Vancouver Symphony to accompany such celestial sounds.
Indifferent Conductor
tion of the program was no
worse, and no better than Is
usual. There was much acceptable string work, some excellent
flute and clarinet passages, and
the usual insecurity and ten-
tativeness manifested by the remainder of the orchestra.
Neither was I Impressed by
the work of conductor Joseph
Hosenstock, who spent most ot
ills time conducting only ttod
strings and Insisting on a merciless, first of the bar accentu4
at ion that makes it impossible
for Mozart's music to breathe
and a thick, American brass
band whoop-de-do which Is quite
alien to the suppleness, charity
and finesse required in Da
Falla's "The Three Cornered
Hat."   .
Owing to commitment under
contract, the Editors are unable to accept pictures of graduates for publication In the
Totem received after Dec. 15.
1952. Thursday, January 17, 1952
Pag* Tfrm*
Juilliard String Quartet Offers
Cycle Unique In UBC History
The LSE Special Events program wiH provide students with
two unique musical opportunities on Thursday and Friday
Those attending the concerts
will hear the finest chamber
group ln America, the Juilliard
Quartet, and will hear the Canadian premiere of .the six quartet cycle of the late Bela Bartok. As one professor on the
campus put it "One could live
a life-time in Vancouver and
never have a similar opportunity."
The Bartok Cycle,    probaJbly
the finest set of Quartets written this century is very seldom
played due to the great demands
of the music on the performers.
Tho rave reviews of leading
American critics on hearing the
Juilliard performances, testifies to their great technical capacity and their profound understanding ot this unusual
As to the Bartok quartet
themselves, discerning otrttlcs
have been unanimous in their
praise placing them In comparison to those of Beethoven himself. Matyas Selber, leading analyst  of  Bartok's music  says,
"I believe that for generations
to come the string quartet of
Bela Bartok will be looked upon
as the most outstanding and
significant works of our time."
The cycle, containing six
quartets In all, will be given in
two nights, that" ls, thrGe different quartets wlU be played
each evening.
The program for Thursday
evening ls the Quartets No. 3,
2 and 5: on Friday night, Quartets No. 4, 1 and 6. Both concerts will be given in Brock
Hall at 8:30 p.m. Student tickets will be available at tho door
lor 50 cents.
Only one light, yet ho  cast many shadows.
Smiling with an idea, he mme and planted
in soft warm earth ...
the seed.
Instantly It grew, and was there.
Its roots were In the soft* warm earth . . . there.
He touched it and fell back,
onto the soft, warm earth . . .
of the soft, warm earth, and scuttled up.
He lay, smiling, and watched them ascend . . .
Little tunnels filled with shadow, lined with
dried sap;
Up, down and across . .. inside.
Little mouths whispering all together, little
ears listening
all together ;
in the darkness . . . inside.
Scurrying sound everywhere—except the End;
shun the End, for It hurts like the scream of one
Tho others listened; they had ears.
Afterwards they whispered;   they had mouths.
Then they smiled, and scurried away,
In the shadow ... up, down and across . .,
lined with dried sap, lining with dried sap . . .
And the few returned to the E^d, ma*n> tMw«/>
For the End gave them something * new..
something puzzling yet something simple.
They became Aware
as they whisked* mouselike, jut outside .tht^nrt''. < •
their mouths and ears forgotten . . .
Splashes  of  shape,   whirls  of   si^e,   cort\ejrs. of
height, mottles ot volume-
extended, knotted, curved,
mingled, sliced ...
coils of minced rainbows-
full . . .
and smelling of unseen earth my strange, haggard hope
stabbmgly out of a solemn caress he Is youl
staggers from darkness and raised a spluttering flame,
and the madness sears my dry husk,
•flaring in heavenward crimson—
. . . .he is dead.
His body beside me is granite, and 1 alone hearken
here In the unknowing night....
you are far from here, in a secret, impossible world,
seen dimly through soulless dee ... .
'seen .... my fingers strain at the barriers, hopeless—
intanely determined.
time, fate, bitterness guard you ftom me. -
I sink ....
I am through!
tbehlnd me the chain of my staid, unbelieving body.
for one brief moment of time I am with you once more:
the green twilight listens around us, enfolded In wonder,
the amethyst shadows suffuse from your eyes veiled ln haunting
my name on your lips ....
O incredible tenderness now!
each thought is a claw ln my flesh.
and,the suddenly widening golf between your world and mine,
the ibaekflow of time till a thunderous chosm
shrieks I must go,
tears from my heart these live fires of torment,
flickers of flame In the horrible, naked albyss,
the terror of Nothing Is crushing me, caught between two worlds.
death In unbearable essence has entered me,
swirls in my petrified consciousness.
there is no defense. ' /
writhing, I rend the taut darkness.
it draws back, waiting .
its terrible soundless laughter achoing drily out of the cavertied
cathedral's grey naves.
Mary, Mother of God, protect us ... .
the sobbing whispers, many as flickering candles
one and one tongulng the church's darkness, fling hack tlio cry.
why is this blackness that kills more terribly than death,
that crumbles the strong to pitiless, corroding tears?
O God, help us to bear by crippling gift to thy glory.
O God, make us strong.
Ubysseys Face Red
Loans At 4:30 Not 9
Ubyssey's face has been red for two issues in a row. In
both last Friday's and last Thursday's paper overnight loans
of duplicate materials in the Reserve Book Room were announced as available at 9:00 p.m.
What the Ubyssey meant to say
was that books formerly available
at 9 p.m. may now be taken out
at 4:30 p.m., provided there is
more then one copy in the library.
Many students will be hy now
aware that fines for overdue books
have   been   tipped   considerably.
For those who have not yet Sjiif-
fered, fines are 25 cents a day at
the main loan desk and 25 cents
in the reserve book room.
Fines will hereafter be paid at
the office of the university account
and  not at  the  Loan Desk.
Canadian Experts Talk
In Orientation Series
Experts in the 'fields of economics, literature and government will speak on Canada during the UBC International House orientation series next week.
First four lectures will ibe held noonhour in physics
202. Final talk will be held in Arts 100.
Complete program of lectures follows:
Jan. 12—Pres. N. A. M. MacKenzie, opening
Dr. F. A. Kaempffer  (Germany)—"Is Canadian
University   Education   more   effective   than
D.P. Scholarship student Koyander Sava, East Indian Student Varma Lai  "My  Impression of
Jan. 22—Dr.  G.  N.  Tucker—Canadian  Government  and
Jan. 23—Dr, S. Jamieson—"Canadian Economics"
Jan. 24—Dr. Earle BiiTiey—Canadian Literature"
Jan,. 25—-Dr.  W.  G.  Black—Canadian  Citizenship.
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or like the scream of one newborn:
not the ears, but something else.
And so, always . . . scurrying, whispering,
up, down and across,
in little tunnels filled •with shadow, lined
with dried sap ...
They always said that It was worth the pain ...
the few. "
The End gave them something new, they said.
They had closed  their mouths and had closed
their ears;
And what they whispered sounded funny.
Down ... ""
lit always seems soft and warm .. ..there.
But No; too far, too dangerous, too trlgiu.t*n,Mlf'*
too puzallng—
but so soft and warm ... perfect and soft and [
warm ...
and distant . . . always. '
'  *      ♦       ♦       *       #       *      • -    *      • •      *,
scurrying,' whispering, listening,,
up, do\vn and across,
in little tunnels filled with shadow* lined*-* with
dried sap ...
Atapte tlrt
Oh love is pain, love ls joy.
It's all I have for you, my boy.
I've given my heart, yours to hold,
And hdfte you think me not too bold
But If perhaps, I please you not,
The choice Is nil: I become a sot.
I drink the dregs of forgotten sighs,
A remembered glance from lying
Cuddle my brandy close to my heart
And think that love Is but an art,
a craft unlearned. J.B.
'toolkit t%.
Loveliest of girls, my Margo Foyle
Is dancing at the Palace Royale,
And sheds her clothes three time
a day,
Two evening shows, one matinee.
Now of her threescore nights and
Fifteen will not come again,
And take from seventy shows fifteen,
It's fifty-five I haven't seen.
And since to watch such pantonine
One life allows so little time,
Down to the Palace Roy&le I go
To find my seat In bald-head row.
im Pm
On silent streets
I saw you paw, /
Felt you bring Aipril.
When the leaves were falling.
The rhythm of April
Was in your walk,
The sweet, soft sun of Atfrll
Lingered on your mpith, «"'
On silent streets f
I saw you pass
Knew you w«?e be^utttul,    ,|
Beauty of April
l^jftift'Satt (tumpmn
Whatever your clothing requite*-
ments are, for on or off tfefc
campus, you'll find the assort
ments, the quality, the style tho*.
you demand at the Hudson's
Bay Company. a»
Smartly styled Kilts, expertly
madte from imported Ive's Tartans in all the popular tartan
shades. Pleated* kilt style; site*
12 to 20.
Of same assorted tartajtts;- siseft-
12 to 20. ll.M
—HBC SportfiMKjJttv SMI W*>r Page Four
Thursday, January 17, 1952
Assistant Edltors-CHARUE WATT and BRIAN WHARF
Albert And Boys
No Lika Da Snow
Snowbound   Ruggermen
Idle;  Wait  For  Opener
While ski and sleigh enthusiasts greet every new flake ot
snow now falling in abundance upon this once fair city, Coach
Albert Laithwaite and his rugger team scowl in disgust each
time the word snow is mentioned.
Penn Calls
For Myra
T.T. Entries
Dick Penn, Intramural
director, announced today
that all entries lor the
Table Tennis must be in by
next Wednesday.
Each,team has the right
to enter two singles and
a doubles team. No man
can play on both singles
and doubles.
In the basketball field
Dick pleasingly announced
that the league is now composed of 56 teams. This
is a increase in 8 over last
Die squads play every
noon hour except Thurs. in
the New Oym.
For an entertaining
lunch hour on a dull day
eat your lunch and watch
a Basketball game.
Take Test
PRINCETON, N.J. — (Special)—
Candidates for admission to Medical
Schools In 1953 may take Medical
College Admission test in May, Educational Testing service announced
May 10 and November 3, 1952
ate the test dates for over 300 cen
tres throughout USA and Canada.
The objective tests will be on
general scholastic ability -under
standing contemporary society and
science achievement.
Further information and application forms may be obtained from educational testing service, Box 592,
Princeton, N.J. Application dead
lines are April 26 and October 20.
(Those desiring entrance to UBC
medical school age required W
write the test).
With their second McKechnie
Cup fixture scheduled for two
weeks on Saturday when they meet
Victoria's Crimson Tide at Victoria, the Thunderbirds are in the
unfortunate position of having play-
ed only <}ne game in the last
month. 0*n that day, Dec 8, they
trounced North Shore's hapless rep.
team 24-0. The weather has also
meant that only Indoor practice
sessions can be held, and the long
layoff is bound to hurt the Birds.
To add to the Bird's woes comes
dally the cheerful news from Victoria that "Canada's moat beautiful
city" is as usual enjoying good
weather. When compared with six
inches ot snow, a few drops of rain
are negligible and Victoria's rep
squad are taking full advantage of
Looking ahead to the World
Cup series, comes even more en
couraging news. The California
Bear squad, which licked our
Birds last year, are preparing for
another record-breaking season.
Although PhU Marcus, sports
staffer on the Dally Californian,
showed his respect of the Thunder
birds when he termed UBC "long
the power house of North American rugby squads," confidence simply dripped from him &s he noted
that only one member of the Bears
first-string team, fullback Boo
Ixjsey, was missing from this year's
tentative lineup. Altogether fourteen of the previous season's lettermen are among the 75 players
regularly turning out for practice
under Coaoh Miles Hudson.
Bill Salnas formerly one ot the
Thunderbirds star players, was one
of the important figures who attended opening practices. Salnas
will probably be at the full back
position when the Bears tangle
with the Birds.
Following the example of Les
Rlchter, undoubtedly the numlber
one man on the Californian team,
gridders Ray faiUsey, Keith Mer-
serve, and Bob Worrell are three
of the new players who caught the
attention of Coach Hudson.
When mention has been made of
the two ex-Aus.trallans Colin Piper
and Max Howell, who are assured
of places ln the Bears XV, varsity
fans will realize that if the Birds
are to regain possession of th1)
World Cup lt will be a tough hard
Coach Dick Penn's bustling
Jayvee hoopers will be in action at noon hour today against
Mount Juniors in the Memorial Gym.
The Pennmen will be out to
notch their eight victory in ten
game. An admission charge of
Lo 10c wiU be made at the
Last Tuesday night the Jay*
vees travelled to Mount Vernon
Washington   and   handed   the*
Mount Vernon Junior squad a
61-61 pasting.
* *       *
Husky John McLeod paced
the Jayvee attack aa he poured sensational 23 points through
tbe hoop. Captain Gavin Dempster and centre Phil Barter
followed McLeod by notching
14 and 10 points respectively.
* *       *
The UBCers had trouble
breaking through the Mount
Vernon club's zone defence ln
the first half and held only a 2
point lead at halt time. The
•core was 31-29.
* *       *
But In Uie second canto the
fast breaking Juniors found the
range to outscore the small but
game American coUege ^quad
After watching the Jayvess
first quintette perform against
the Kansas City All Star squad
at the Memorial Oym on Friday night university fans
should realize that they will
be missing a real treat if they
do not attend this noon hour
' fixture.
* *        *
Penn's  miracle   men  of the
melon will be out to show all
basketball enthusiasts that
they are of Jus*? as high calibre
as Senior Thunderbirds. Incidentally the Jayvees will play
against the Birds ln a Thursday
noon hour game sometime in
the near future. This should
certainly be a game worth
Austrian Students Goodwill
Tour will arrive on our oampua
Tuaaday, Jan. 22 where they
will give their ahow In the Women's Gym (Old Gym) for a
nominal charge of 25 cents.
Tickets can be obtained any
day this week at tha box office
in the Quad.
Wilmot Bruels, president of the Fort Camp-Acadia
Badminton Club, has appealed for more members.
"There are quite a few paid members but we could
use more players," Bruels1 told the Ubyssey yesterday.
The Club meets on Sunday afternoon in the women's
gym. ,
If any fort Camp studlent is interested in joining the
Club, he or she should turn out this Sunday afternoon between
1:00 and 5:00.
The fee for membership for the remainder of the year
will be $2.00.
'Birds, Kerries
Cancel Game
The proposed exhibition game between the Kerrisdale
Senior Hockey squad and the Thunderbirds, which was to have
been played tomorrow night, has been cancelled.
The Birds team bolstered by thet-
addition of the PNE Indians top
forward Une of Ernie Dougherty,
formerly of the Monarchs and the
Vancouver Canucks, Bud Demont,
an ex stalwart Pentioton and starry
Oordy Langston, were aiming for
a win.over the senior Monarchs.
Proof that the Thunderbirds are
very nearly equal to Mainlin-Okana-
gan League calibre, can be found
from the fact that the Monarchs
have used three of varsity's players through out the season and two
of these—Ounnar Bailey and Haas
ISS Abolishes
Means Test  For
Foreign Students
ISS has abolished the means test
for aid to foreign students at Canadian universities.
Formerly, foreign students recelv
ed a grant of $50 per month from
the ISS If they could prove they
ihad no job or other means of sup-
Young—have—figured prominently; -^
Now any foreign student will receive the gr&nt regardless of whether he has outside work or not.
in the scoring.
Gave Writer
For a moment last night w.e
feared "The Winslow Boy'1 would
end wttli the hero and heroine fall
ing into each other's arms. The
film was heading that way at full
Our faith in the ability of director Anthony Asquith and playwright
Terence Rattigan was rellflrmecl,
however, by a happy end brought
about subtly without any physical
On the other hand, a* Hollywood-
ish embrace could lardly hace marred the clarity of the presentation
of right as proved to a legalistic
concept of Order.
The plot is simple. A boy ls expelled from the Osiborne Naval Academy for allegedly stealing five
His father, admirably portrayed
by Cedrlc Hardwlcke, fights the decision, sacrificing his health and financial security.
The film, however, flounders in
defining the conflicting forces of
Right and Justice. It seems to us
that both Right and Justice arc*
done In the solution of the plot. It
Is only the Navy's concep of Order
that goes down In defeat.
Vancouver Snow Is Funny Stuff
Here we are with another of
"our "unusual" B.C. winters.
These unusual winters are becoming so usual they will soon
'be "typical prairie weather." If
you get  what I mean.
An immigrant from the prairies is always told that B.C. weather is unusual. If lt snows all
■winter Uie weather is unusual.
If it rains all fall it is unusual.
If it doesn't rain all summer
and there Is a drought it is
unusual. What is usual?
Even the weatherman Is in
in the aittempt to camouflage
the Evergreen Playground with
a "roses in December" disigulse.
The weatherman never says its
going to be colder thun hell in
No, he says a cold front or a
poh.r mass of air Is being directed this way by affluent prevailing winds originating in
the approximate vicinity of
Moose Jaw. Poor old Moose
Jaivv—gettlag blamed for B.C.'s
"unusual weather." If It isn't
Moose Jaw its Alaska tftiat
sends the dirty old polar rhass
of air down to wilt the flowers and egos of the Vancouver
Chamber of Commerce.
Alaska should retaliate and
give BV. a little of Its own medicine. The Nome News could
print something like this:
mass   of   polar   uir   originating
three miles south of Chiliiwack
is the cause of tiie failure of
70 iper cent of Alaska's near-
record Ice crop. The yield, expected to be one of the highest
in years, was devastated, disintegrated and melted hy warm
air wafted this way hy the jealous  Chiliiwack farmers.
Nome merchants are contemplating taking legal action
against the British Columbiana
who picked Alaska as a dumping spot for their excess hot
air. In addition a fine stand of
icicles has been ruined because
temperature soared to a mease-
ly 46o below.
An ingenious Nome peasant
has hit on a plan which will
oven   up   tin*   score   with   the
Evergreen-with-envy Play
ground. According to this plan
Alaskan ice farmers will gather
up all the H20 which has heen
laying around since the melting
of their beloved ice crop, load
it aboard the clouds which have
been hanging around Nome
looking for something to do, and
shlip them C.O.D. 'back to H.C.
The clouds will reach Vancouver and in attempting to pass
over Chllllwack's skyscrapers
will drop their load of liquid
.sunshine. The following week
the headline ln the Chiliiwack
i Progress w1H read—HKAlVY
This   is   where   we  came  in.
•    QUfCKLY
•    EA8ILY
3 Lessons $6.00-10 Lessens $16.00
Frances Murphy
Dance School
Alma Hall      3679 W. Broadway
CE. 6878 — BA 3428
Time Misquotes
Time magazine has been charged
by the Acadia Athen&uem with mh-
quoting Dr. Watson Klrkconnel,
Acadia president, regarding the proposed exchange of Russian students.
Time claimed that Dr. Klrkconnel stated that any students who
would want to go from Canada
would only be fellow-travellers.
Klrkconnel denies making any formal statement of that nature.
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January 17, 18, 14    *
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