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The Ubyssey Feb 5, 1946

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Three Nominees Try
or Student Office
Ski Heil
"LET IT SNOW, let it snow, lot
it snow!" is the refrain on all campi
this January for, according to
Canadian Campus information this
week, skiing is far and away the
favourite winter sport of university
students from east to west of the
country. Skating and hockey run
near seconds and various indoor
sports are popular, but when conditions are right, rinks, pools, badminton and squash courts are
neglected as people pack themselves
into trains and buses and head for
neighbouring ski runs.
At McGill a general weekly exodus begins Friday when ski slacks
are worn to classes. On Monday,
weary athletes return on early-
morning trains and, still wearing
ski slacks, go back to classes. Sun
and wind burn is prevalent. Competitive races are the highlight of
the sport for all Quebec universities
and McGill has two ski teams of
high calibre. The club ski house
at Shawbridge is a centre for cross
country runs while right in Montreal is Mount Royal where floodlights permit after-school skiing.
Bishop's University, which has
lots of good skiing country all
around it, competes regularly with
other organizations in the vicinity
and an annual cross-country run
fosters a large amount of interest
in the college. Probably the most
important event of the season
however is the Eastern Championship. Bishop's enter every year
and this necessitates much training
on the part of the team. -
Sir   George   Williams    College
sponsors an annual winter carnival.
This year it is to be a two day
affair and will be held early hi
February. A carnival queen will
be chosen by the' students and
crowned in a gala ceremony by
the mayor of Montreal.
In the east skating seems to have
a slight edge in popularity over
skiing since good skating conditions
can usually be depended on. With
the temperature dropping well
feelqw zero, Mount Ellison students
now have perfect ice on which to
jfcork off that excess energy but
fingers are still being kept crossed
for a good snow fall. Skiers work
jAsder ft handicap because as well
as the snow, the number of close
hills is limited. The ski club,
however, was formed last year and
is headed by an enthusiastic executive which is planning an overnight trip the first weekend the
weather makes it possible.
There's lots of snow in Manitoba
this year and Sunday ski expeditions to Sim Valley, Lock-port and
La Riviere are organized by an
energetic club. In addition two
buses visit good skiing territory in
the province every week. Manitoba
also reports a vigorous movement
which is under way to rebuild
Varsity hockey, neglected for thc
last six years.
The ski club is the best known
and most popular winter organization on Queen's campus, It has,
as yet, no facilities for regular
Sunday trips but instructional
movies and club get-to-gethers are
held frequently. Queen's has all
types of skating and the last two
years have seen successful carnivals
presented. This year, unfortunately, because of the lack of time,
there will be no performance.
Gone are the Days
vol. xxvm
No. 42
MIKE SHEPPARD, editor of the Medical Journal, soon
to appear on the campus, reminds pre-medical students and
nurses that the staf! would welcome articles of a medical
nature to appear in the magazine.
The Journal plans to print all       ————^————————
Discusses Reds
types of articles pertaining to the
study of medicine, including a preview of medical school, medicine
in B.C., medical education, as well
as several articles by students and
a series gf medical anecdotes.
The purpose of the magazine ls
to acquaint pre-medical students
with various aspects of medical
training and practice, as well as
to further the campaign for a
m.dical faculty on the campus by
this fall.
The staff includes Honorary
Editor, Mardee Dundas; Managing
Editor Mike Sheppard, Consulting
Editor Pat Fowler, Literary Editor Jean MacFarlane, Business
Manager Jack Faghin and Public
Relations Officer Murray Sager.
Students who are interested in
writing articles for the Journal
should inquire at the office of the
Journal, in the old Book Exchange
office in the north basement of
the Brock.
THE FOLLOWING clubs and or.
ganizaUons must get In touch with
the Totem Staff In the Publications
Board Immediately, regarding their
Totem write-ups and pictures.
Radio Hams, Physics Exchange
Society, Mathematics Club, Cheml-
cal Society, Engineering Institute
of Canada, Chinese Students Club.
UBC Plays At
U Of Alberta
sell-out crowds witnessed one-act
plays presented by each of the
four western universities at Convocation Hall of the University ot
Alberta Friday and Saturday
Program in order was: Manitoba, "Still Stands the House" by
Gwen Pharls, directed by Robert
Jorman; Alberta, "Raisin' the
Devil" by Robert Oard, directed
by Sydney Risk; Saskatchewan,
"To a Dead Man" by Charles
Dickens, directed by Luclle Al-
way; British Columbia, "Altar
Piece" by Emmanuel Levy, directed by John Wickham Barnes.
The cast of UBC's play included
Arthur Alexander, Lois Shaw,
Murray Sager, Verene Maurer,
Val Stewart and BUI Vallutlnl.
The plays were well received.
The festival was not on a competitive basis but was staged for
exchange of ideas and the common betterment of all concerned.
Entertainment of guests included a tour of the campus of the
U of A and the city of Edmonton,
a banquet at Corona Hotel Saturday noon and forma] reception at
Pembina Hall Residence Saturday
Montreal-b o r n Moscow correspondent addressed the Social
Problems Club last Friday on
"Russian Youth and Reconstruction."
Mr. Davies asked for questions
on Russia from the audience, then
answered them from information
gathered during his long residence
there. He told the club that Russians are not easy to understand
as their language, customs, and
social system are different from
ours. The government of Russia
is a democracy which eliminates
capitalism by common ownership
of means of production.
The SPC was particularly interested in Russian universities. Mr.
Davies said that all university activities are supported by the state.
There are long waiting lists for
all universities, so all students
who make failing marks twice ate
forced to leave.
Veterans are supported at the
university by the state, with their
fees and expenses paid. Wounded
veterans are taught professions
they can follow in spite of their
Mr, Davies emphasised the fact
that Russians think nothing too
good for the servicemen who saved
them from defeat.
Mr. Davies closed his speech
with a few remarks on Russo-
Canadian relationships. He mentioned the fact that there was
Canadian suspicion of Russia as
early as the rebellion of 1837, and
again in the Crimean War.
"We are living in a situation
caused by many years of mistakes.
Our present friendly relationships
with Russia will continue as long
as we remember that, we have
much to teach her, and much to
learn from her," he concluded.
Four Debaters
To Battle Victoria
FOUR MEN were picked to rep-
rasent the University of British
Columbia in the Frdsh Debates
against Victoria College, to be held
around the middle of February.
Marshall Bray and Fergus MacKenzie will travel to Victoria while
Bud Gurevich' and Bud Toynbee
remain here.
The topic is "Resolved: British
Columbia liquor laws be liberalized to conform to Great
THE UBYSSEY would like to
extend heart-felt thanks to plnch-
the hitting circulating department,
which circulated 15,000 extra copies
of the Ubyssey around focal point?
in downtown Vancouver, the North
Shore, and New Westminster, Saturday.
Special thanks go to Bill Mackay,
Kenny McGowan, Joan Bayne,
Harry Bell-Irving, Mary Ripley,
Eleanor Gooderham, Dorothy
Welsh, Les Canty, Kenny Broe,
and all other groups which made
distribution of the Ubyssey extra
possible, with special bouquets to
the girls of Delta Epsilon, members
of Zeta Psi, Beta Theta PI, Phi
Delta Theta, Kappa Alpha Theta,
Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, and all
other owners of helping hands and
altruistic feelings.
Vets Can Change
To Trade Schools
of leaving university ln favor of
vocational training may still do so.
Veterans' Counsel Office has
announced that ex-service personnel who have not yet completed
one full year of university may
now apply for vocational training,
for a period not exceeding twelve
months, under the Veterans' Rehabilitation Scheme.
Several students have left UBC
ir. the past few weeks to take advantage of this training. It is
though that there may still be
some who would like to do so but
gone unfamiliar with this recent
change in procedure.
All student veterans Interested
in switching from university to
vocational training are requested
to report to Veterans' Counsel
Office as soon as possible.
Appointment Of
New Associates
THREE SENIOR appoltments te
the staff of the University of
British Columbia have been approved by the Board of Governors.
George S. Barnes, B.S.F., University of Washington, M.S., University of California ,has been appointed Associate Professor of
Forest Mensuration in the Department of Forestry,
Also announced is the appointment of Dr. Frank Noakes, M.Sc,
Ph.D., Iowa State, as 'Associate
Professor of Electrical Engineering. Dr. Noakes was a lecturer
on the staff of the University of
Toronto from 1940 to 1943. Since
then he has been employed by the
National Research Council and the
Ontario Hydro-Electric Power
Third appoitment is that of Dr.
F. J. Melinfante, M.A., Phd., University of Leiden, as Associate
Professor In the Department of
Legion Greets
New Veterans
WELCOME HOME will be tho
theme of the dance sponsored by
the University Branch of the Canadian Legion next Saturday night,
February 9, in the Brock.
Music will be supplied by Dave
McLelland and his orchestra and
dancing will be fi^om nine to
twelve. Special buses have been
arranged for transportation after
the dance.
The Snack Bar will be open all
evening under the direction of
Frank Underhill.
Dave Rose, chairman of the
Legion social committee announces
that numerous prizes will be
awarded in spot dances and other
Tickets may be obtained at the
Legion office for $1.00 per couple.
The dance has been limited to 200
couples with priority given to ex-
Rose expressed the hope that
many members of the special winter session will attend this dance
in their honor.
WUS Teas For
Veterans' Wives
THERE will be a tea for the
wives of campus veterans in the
Brock Lounge on Wednesday, Feb.
6, at 3:30. Guests are invited to
bring their children with them.
This tea is being sponsored by
WUS with the object of bringing
the veteran's wives together. It
is hoped, that they will form a club
ln order to discuss problems which
are common to them all, and to
suggest solutions to these problems.
Married vets are asked to tell their
wives of this tea today.
MAINTAINING that the present was the time to
develop UBC's potentialities, the three candidates for president of the Alma Mater Society drove home the important
nails of their individual platforms before a large noon-hour
audience in the Auditorium yesterday.
Em-ceed by Nancy Pitman, the
meeting consisted of seven-minute
speeches given by the three
nominees for president's chair,
prepatory to this Wednesday's
elections . Voting will be by pass
First speaker was Pat Fowler,
talking on behalf of Ted Klrkpatrlck. He maintained that the
former Junior member of the Students' Council was the safe bet
because he was well-known to the
Experience was the main plug
of Kirkpatrick's platform. Besides being on the Council this
year, he is a member of the Student's-Alumni War Memorial
Gymnasium Committee. He would,
he maintained, agitate for permanent buildings and greater sports
development, because UBC "Is on
the threshold of a great era."
Speaking for Art Monahan, Don
Sutton humorously cited his
knack for easy capabilities—Monahan has ''finished a pre-med
course, at present is in 3rd yeai
Comm., and plans to graduate in
Monahan's ambitious platform
included the expansion of the
Brock into a cafeteria and cabaret
which, he declared, "was no harebrained scheme."; employment for
students and future graduates; he
emphasized that "we ought to aim
high or not at all, and make long
term plans."
Tony Scott, 1946 McGoun debater, was vouched for by Stu
Chambers repeated Scott's threefold qualifications, business sense
of a 3rd year Comm. student,
knowledge of sports, and an active member of clubs.
Scott's platform included the appointment of a business manager
to look after the many AMS business negotiations; an expanded
sports program; a permanent employment bureau; and special
consideration for vets.
Commerce Elects
Officers Friday
COMMERCE Undergraduate
Society will meet Friday, February
8, at 12:30, hi Aggie 100.
George Peirson gave the following as the purpose of the meeting:
Election of President and treasurer. Written nominations must
be handed to Peirson or Room W,
Aggie building, before tiie meeting.
Discussion of courses to be given
during the spring and summer
Discussion of banquet arrangements.
Report on Commerce issue of
"The Ubyssey."
Federal Housing
Topic Of Debate
MERITS of a Federal housing
subsidy to relieve the housing
shortage will be debated hi the
weekly meeting of the Parliamentary Forum, Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.,
in Arts 100.
Prime Minister Bob Prlttie will
introduce the motion which Leader
of the Opposition Manson Toynbee
will refute. Speakers for the
government will advocate a Federal
housing subsidy while Opposition
members will maintain a firm and
negative stand.
Doug Leitermann will act ss
Speaker of the House.
E G O N PETRI, world-famous
concert pianist will give an evening
performance on the campus next
Monday, February 11.
His concert will be a Pats Feature
under the sponsorship of Hie Vancouver Sun and will be free to
UBC students, announced Cal
Whitehead, chairman of the Special
Events Committee.
Tickets will be given out In the
Quad Box Office on Wednesday
under a "first-come, first-served"
"The concert will be held In the
Auditorium," said Whitehead, "so
there will only be 1000 tickets given
ELMORE PHILLPOTT will deliver a timely address on "The
UNO's London .Meeting and World
Security," Thursday, February 7,
at 12:30, in Hut 29. The address is
sponsored by the SCM.
Hut 29 is to be found below the
Auditorium, adjacent to the Armouries.
THE WAR MEMORIAL Gymnasium Drive bandwagon
began to roll in Vancouver Saturday when over twenty-five
students raced around Vancouver streets with 15,000 extra
"Gymnasium Campaign" editions of the Ubyssey, and the
Jokers Club accumulated $56 for the fund at the university
swimming meet in the Crystal Pool Saturday night.
The crowd co-operated, $54 was
realized, and Jokers president
Dave Hayward dived fully-gar-
meted off the high board.
This week there will be an
inter-faculty competition for a
mile of quarters, milk bottles,
ready and waiting for contributions are sprinkled around the
campus, and large pieces of indented cardboard with slots large
enough for quarters will be passed
around classes toward the end of
the week.
A carnival in the Armory sponsored by the Jokers Club will be
held February 27 in conjunction
with Visitors' Day, to which people from Vancouver and the lower
mainland will be invited.
Gymnasium displays are being
planned in conjunction with open
Co-operative coeds will sell
kisses at the Jokers Carnival in
the Armory.
The province-wide campaign,
which waa brought into being by
the Alumni Association and Students' Council with the approval
of the Board of Governors, began
Saturday with official announcement by Allan Ainsworth, chairman of th War Memorial Gymnasium Committee, and Lieut-
Col. W. T. Brown, president of
the Alumni Association who is a
member of the committee.
Approximately $170 has been
raised by student contributions
already. One hundred dollars
has been pledged to the fund by
the Inter-fraternity Council, and
$54 were collected by the Jokers
Club at the university swimming
fest Saturday night at the Crystal
"Put a contribution in the hat
and watch our president dive
fully-clothed off the diving board,"
chorused the Jokers Club, ■
By Laura Haati
Student Search For Truth, Knowledge And Seats In Library Continues
BENDING an eye to the crowded
Library, a layman would see
hordes of book-fans, cheek by
jowl, staring fixedly at printed
matter ranging from volumes by
Freul to travel folders. When he
learns that these ars students and
they studying, immediately phrases
like "halls of lore" "search for
truth" "pilgrims of progress" well
up in his head. Hi then goes
back to his hollow tree to write an
authentic novel about Ufe at college.
But the situation isn't inspiring
to everyone, Professors who can
think back twenty years to the
Cain-raising When They Were
Young Days, are much amazed.
They adjust a thinning toupee and
speak gravely of modern deterioration.
Formerly to walk through thc
Library was as easy as a stroll
through the park. It used merely
to bs a crypt for holding the
crumbling forms of cobwebby
books, benches, and librarians. To
be squeezed in the Library was
solely the pursuit of people who
wanted to ba alone. Seldome did
a paying customer happen into
the building consciously and under
his  own  power.
Now it's a different story. It's
said that the only way to cop a
chair in the Library and get away
with it is to commit the perfect
crime, a fact that is judiciously
ignored by the board of governors
in view of the increasing registration. Ignored also is the rapidly
rising sales graphs of DDT retailers.
The only comment  passable on
the "Great Campus Mystery" or
"Why is the Library Haunted" Is
the famous but contemptuous one
uttered by Lief the Lucky on the
foggy morning he first saw the
Hudson River. The Baltic Globetrotter didn't like it and sneered,
"It's-Greck-to-me," but he is excusable, inasmuch as he had &
cold in his head.
Today the remark is tinged with
an awe and a big question mark
tis it is made by the sneakiest
campus sleuth after fruitlessly
trying to track down a chair. They
don't like it either. They dislike
it so much that their spare time
is being spent learning the whos,
whats,   whens,   and   whys   of  the
They are finding lots to think
about, namely complaints. Things
are not like they used to be in th*
good old days.
With catches in their voices, students who occasionally used to
study in the library answer all
queries with "Yes, but we'd like
to sit down yet." The library
staff, en masse, weep on the detectives' shoulders and patter incoherently of the times when they
used to take impromtu holidays
during the first two weeks of the
There is evidence that wanton
cruelties occur daily, much to the
dimay of th board of governors
and thc SPCA. Prof. A. E. Hennings of the! Library Committee
admitted that he had once forced
his way into the building to check
up. He has a kind-heart, and was
too overcome to make any statement beyond "Just go in and see
how they are suffering."
When interviewed in the musty
confines of the Science building,
Dr. Harold Smith of the Physics
department quoted a typical but
tragic case.
His agents in Physics 4| reported
that a Scienceman had been found
there during the first week) of the
term, He added, tapping a wishbone on the desk, "The culprit has
been caught and severely dealt
While discussing the details of
the case, habaes corpus, and capital punishment, Dr. Smith revealed that the crime had been the
shattering outcome of human failing.
"We found that he was confusing
tho last week of the first term
wi:h  the  first  week  of the last
term," Dr. Smith explained. "We
didn't like to be harsh; but—he
had been caught red-handed." And
we maintained a respectful silence
with our heads hung at half-mast.
Drastic measures are availing
nothing. The library, which used
to echo hollowly, is now packed
with the bodies of studious upper
classmen, and the wraiths of little freshmen who have lost their
initial "it burns" attitude. The
tables, the stacks, the empty bookshelves, and even the hanging
things from the falls—are occupied.
Here is a situation. The reason,
Dr. Smith believes, is, "Either
students are studying rrtore, or
they can't find any v-tner place to
rest." Other atribu'tary causes ma>
be   sunspots,   wheaties,   the   wea
ther,    aqua  velva.    rationing,  or
Charles Atlas.
A variety of solutions have been
offered. One armchair strategist
suggested that color days be allotted to each faculty. At certain
times, the library would be open
exclusively to Blue-shirts, Green-
shirts. Yellow-shirts, or Red-shirts.
Special restrictions would be imposed on Sciencemen. who will
soon have their own squatting-
flac: in the new forthcoming
Physics building.
Sadie Tale, an enterprising coed,
has suggested that he library be
has suggested that the library* be
discriminate and allow only a
certain quota of persons in, on the
pass principle. Howver, this system is open to discussion, especially since Sadie mentioned th*
fype she  preferred. THE UBYSSEY, Tuesday, February 5,1946, Page 2.
The gymnasium drive is launched. It's a
wieldy project which involves $500,000 of
British Columbia money and several thousand hours of student time. The whole
campus will have to unite of the drive is to
be accepted as a University of British
Columbia project, and the rather formidable
goal is to be realized.
First, the students themselves must be
ready and willing to convince anyone, at
the drop of a question, that a large gymnasium is needed at the university. They
must be ready and willing to convince anyone that the need of a gymnasium is
In general there have been only two
criticisms of the drive, One is thqt a large
gymnasium will be so much waste space
when the serviceman influx subsides and the
university population settles down to prewar level.
It's never too repetitious to remind people
to get out and vote for the Alma Mater
Society elections tomorrow. Three candidates have presented themselves as potential
presidents willing to serve the students of
the university in the capacity of president
of the Alma Mater Society.
It's a heavy job and the responsibility is
almost staggering. It has proved so this year
THE following column is a reprint from
the Sheaf, University of Saskatchewan's
student newspaper. It was written by Bob
This piece is by way of getting on the
bandwagon. Nearly every book, magazine
or newspaper these days has some reference
to the eternal question "What is a Canadian?" or something similiar. It is not
every contraversial subject that lasts as long
as this one, and before it ends abruptly I
wish to add my two cents worth.
Firstly, I am a Canadian. Have been since
I was born. What I have to say may be one
man's opinion, but it is also a Canadian's
opinion. For some time now, contemporary
literature, rightly or wrongly, has made me
ponder about my fellow man. Mostly the
substance of the written thought compares
us to citizens of the USA or citizens of
England; the former because of our geographical proximity and the latter because
of our political resemblance. Now I am a
great admirer of American drive and ability
and I am also a great admirer of English
calmness and efficiency. But I wish to state
for the record that we are neither; nor do
we wish to be. We just want to be Canadians.
As to what Canadians are, that is one for
the doctors of philosophy. We have been
called conservative and reserved. Pundits
tell us we possess an inferiority complex and
that we fail to realize our potentialities. And
on into the books.
Well, I agree with the sages. But I wish
to report that during the past six years a
war has been going on. And, if nothing
else, the conclusion to the said war has revealed that this country did a very fine job
indeed. Any Canadian will tell you that
and argue it long into the night. There goes
the inferiority complex, and there go those
The second is that the drive comes at a
time when students aer too busy to care
about campaign quotas!
The first objection is easily answered.
Registration authorities estimate that student
enrolment will not drop below 4,000 after
the last serviceman leaves. In addition, not
only business, but a great deal of the
Canadian population, is moving to British
Columbia. This means more future university students. But if the enrolment is
anywhere above 1,000, gymnasium facilities
are still inadequate.
The second criticism of lack of time can
be answered by a shrug of the shoulders
by any of the hard-working committee members. Students have always been busy;
students will always been busy. And they
have managed four different campaigns in
the past despite overburdened time
and will be greater the coming year.
But it is the voters themselves who have
the greatest responsibility of all. Theirs is
the task to place the presidential gavel and
cash box and ledger into the hands of their
chosen student leaders.
Elections for the presidency of the Alma
Mater Society are being held tomororw.
Get out and vote.
other points, though lagging a bit perhaps.
Now, admittedly, Canadians lack what the
scholars call culture. I beg to remind you
that Canada is three thousand miles wide,
has but eleven million people and has only
been confederated since 1867.
Before this space runs out I would like to
put down the thoughts of this piece. There
are some things, rightly or wrongly, that I
would like to see in this new country.
To begin with, let's have a sense of humor.
Let the French-speaking Canadians laugh at
the English-speaking Canadians and let the
English-speaking Canadians laugh at the
French-speaking Canadians. Humor could
cure a lot of evils, not precipitate them, as
now when a wise-crack against any group
means a national crisis.
Let us also have culture, as say the sages.
Let the authors write their books. But let
them write on the common man, not on a
Member of Parliament from a rural Quebec
constituency, or a famous newspaper columnist with a ranch in the Cariboo district.
Let them write from the bottom not the top
of the scale. Let our musicians write their
music but let it not all be of the great wide
north, give it some of the crescendo of the
farmlands, the rhythm of industry. Let our
painters carry on the tradition so finely
begun. But more than these let the Canadian people pursue this culture, argue it,
refute it in part and, above all, accept it as
a whole.
Let us think twice before we are lured
to other countries by higher salaries. Let
us not oppose immigration with the stock
answer that this country cannot support a
larger population.
Let us have tolerance; let us have a wide
view, let us not become so engrossed in ourselves that we become isolationists, sufficient
unto ourselves.
Let us not forget God.
Home Thoughts From A Broad  • • *y Marian Ball
HERE WE ARE talking about the weather
We write a great diatribe against snow in
the East. So what happens? That white
stuff covering the campus wasn't a deluge
of political pamphlets torn up small in defiance of some regulation or other.
It was weather.
So, contrary to popular opinion, we have
decided to do something about it. Our plan
which shall be developed at some length in
these columns will not only be of great
benefit to mankind in general but will
provide employment for vast numbers of
veterans particularly those interested in
Vats To You
The plan involves great vats of molten
glass, Stratoglassatories, placed at equal
distances apart around the Equator. These
vats will belch forth stratoglass in gaseous
form which will rise into the atmosphere to
an altitude predetermined by the temperature at which the glass will solidify.
The solidified glass will form a belt around
the earth diverting heat towards the poles.
At the same time the equatorial ring is
formed two rings will be formed at the
Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn to form
strong ribs for the transparent glass globe
which will eventually circle the earth.
Thus a constant temperature is introduced
all over the earth doing away with Eskimos
and Grade Seven geography.
It will also do away with songs dealing
with the seasons and snow and rain. They
will have to write songs about things
rhyming with isothermal which will probably
cause a high rate of suicide among songwriters which will be a great boon to mankind.
Sorry, Leo
Also it will do away with tourists and
such undesirable things. Whereupon Mr.
Leo Sweeney rises out of the ground and
smites us with an outsize hatchet.
But do not worry, ski enthusiasts, such
great minds as ours will not balk at supplying artificial snow on convenient mountain
Of course certain technical aspects will
have to be attended to. The glass will
naturally be of tough fibrous material to
repel the odd meteor whipping through
space, to say nothing of various invasion
ships from other planets.
A gigantic defrosting device will operate
to keep the outside of the glass clear from
frost so that vision to the stars and other
planets will not be impaired.
Small observatories will be erected on
the glass to permit astronomers to be nearer
their work.
Rain will be permitted to fall each evening
as moisture from the earth condenses on the
inside of the glass.
(Continued on page 3)
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on the wagon . . .
. . . with Don Stainsby
With the official opening of the
University Radio Society on January 23 came a minor climax in
the history of Dorwin ©Bird's brain
Heading a membership of several
hundred percent greater than it
was just four years ago ia 'Swede'
Bill Watts. Contrary to previous
procedure, Bill has divided things
up and now carries on mainly as
the official big boy, while the
department heads worry about the
It's a crazy bunch of happy-go-
lucky imbeciles that gather in the
URS Productions office these days.
The usual calm of the north Brock
basement is shattered every day
around eleven o'clock as the gang
troups in. Watts, carrying the
official title of Director-Manager,
is almost invariably there to meet
Among the early arrivals is Phil
Ashton, who, as News Editor, is
responsible for the daily newscasts
that are piped to the Brock and
Caf. His is no snap job, he keeps
telling us, looking from one wire-
basket to the next, trying to find
the phone number of the beautiful
coed who just left a lost ad.
Ashton never gets a chance to
find those phone numbers, though.
It seems that Gene Ryan and Speed
Field invariably beat him to them
(Incidentally, following the broadcast  of an  interview  with  Ruby
Dunlop, freshette Queen of the
Mardi Oras, Speed saw so much
of said beautiful creature that he
is toying with the idea, just the
idea and just toying, of offering
Miss Dunlop the position of official
typist for the news staff. Apparently Ashton has his mind on other
worries, for he merely shrugs at.
the suggestion).
While the news staff is preparing
the daily scripts and the announcers
are busily reading them over, the
club's hard-working secretary, Pat
Ottewell, (known rather fondly
nowadays as Miss Laringitis),
strolls in, has a brief discourse
with Mr. Watts, and then hides
herself behind the typewriter to
bat out her dally quota of script
pages. The typewriter has long
been the club's main bottle neck,
out it seems that they are to
inherit another machine in the near
future. Could be Watts has been
talking again.
It's not long then before Mary
McLeod, freshette writer of "Music
from Varsity" and producer of
"Campus Classics" arrives on the
scene. As soon as possible she
takes over the typewriter to knock
out her daily script, and then
wanders out again muttering foul
imprecations, sometimes in Greek,
under her breath. She is definitely
the wild woman of the society.
• That was for Uncle Ronald, Mary).
The Gang's All Here
Once James .Beard, Chief of
Drama, and Loyri Bulmur, Chief
Program Engineer, arrive, the gang
is getting complete. Bulmur yells
something about "Cut out the pro-
ductions office," Beard screams
"I'm a father," and everybody's
happy. Fred Allen's Senator Clag-
horn takes an immediate beating;
Ray Perrault, Chief Announcer,
comes in with his program skeds,
and the URS is on the air, over
the campus broadcasting system.
Oh yes, it's about this time that
a cloud of cigar smoke blows into
the office. After a close inspection
it is usually found that sports
announcer Bill .McKinnon is hiding
in it somewhere, just burning with
some scoop straight from the
After one-thirty a great portion
of the gang returns to their lectures
(all except Watts, he hasn't any),
but Ray Perrault, supported by
his brother Ernie and James Beard,
take over the studio for the re
hearsals of the shows that will be
broadcast from the downtown
studios of CKMO. And this is the
time, too, when the poor announcers who call the famous pianist
Josy Iturbi, and a ball held recently the Mardi Orass, take a
beating from Ray Perrault. It
seems that there is a correct way
to pronounce most words.
George Broatch, Assistant Program Director, takes over the office
right around now. His specialty
seems to be standing around watching that the typists and Ditto-
operators do things right. No one
as yet has seen him work.
Occasionally on off-afternoons,
Malchla Sanford, the record librarian, will stroll in to see what's
cooking. If ■ nothing is, she sees
that the place gets warmed up.
Off-and-on Warren Darner pokes
his nose through the door, yells
out "Do you want a script?" and
then runs madly away from there.
Tomfoolery And Haircuts
And the beauty of it all is that
amongst all this tomfoolery and
carrying long-haired script-writers
to the barber shop for hair cuts,
the club gets out the shows. At
present, in addition to the regular
campus broadcasts, the URS presents two shows a week over downtown stations: CJOR carries the
weekly fifteen minutes of "Music
from Varsity" and producer of
Musical Society, and CKMO carries
a weekly half-hour drama show.
Both spots are in Thursday nights.
Any major event on the campus
sports or otherwise, can be sure
that the Radsoc's (sorry, Bill, but
a synonym was needed) will try
their darndest to carry an on-the-
spot-broadcast through the Vancouver stations.
Forthcoming additions to the
clubs facilities and operations are
another half hour of drama from
downtown, a direct wire from the
Brock studios to the downtown
stations, and eventually, eventually,
that is, the dream of all members,
a complete broadcasting station on
the campus.
They are a crazy bunch, the
University Radio Society, but they
work hard, and we love 'em.
LOST: Will the person who found
my wallet on Friday kindly turn
it in to the AMS office. Please
keep the money for your trouble.
Margaret Gamey.
LOST: Small leather key case
with initials M.D.F. containing
about   six   keys.    Finder   please
telephone Dave Francis, AL0538Y.
LOST: Phrateres pin, probably
in the Armory. Please return to
AMS office.
LOST: Pair of black kid gloves
presumably in the caf. Finder
please return to Jean MacFarlane
in the Pub.
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Jokers Grack In Prep
For Spring
"SOME SPECIALTY ACTS," said Mr. Hayward, "such
as diving a thousand feet into a rag soaked in alcohol, or
perhaps something unusual, are required for our dance
March 14, fellows. , We shan't use anything so common as
singers and dancers, but we need artists from amongst us to
put on some really high class Joker entertainment."
Joker  President  David   "Lilly-
pond" Hayward addressed his
black, deck, and they bowed their
heads in unison,
"Hey" piped up a curley-headed
lad, "don't forget to turn out for
the swim meet. I've got some
tickets here and you may buy
them right now. We want the
Jokers out en masse."
"Mess," corrected the other
Dave continued his address, despite the interruptions.
He explained club policy regarding the coming gym drive. "We're
going to pitch a tent on our plot
of ground; our north shore agent
has been climbing hills for the
past week looking for Indians to
plant In front of the tent."
"These tickets are going fast,"
interjected the curly-headed lad
who was by this time dealing
them out like a faro-operator.
Dave grimaced and explained
that the Jokers would do something to raise funds, such a*
fiddling on street corners in
groups of six.
Their slogan will be "Keep the
candle burning" and they'll put a
candle on a ledge of the Marine
Building and have a Joker ready
to climb up and light it when it
goes out.
"Only seven left," piped up you-
"What about the pin'?' asked
someone else.
Dave explained that it would
be equipped with neon lights and
would flash on and off JOKER
JOKER  JOKER at three second
"Just two more tickets," said
our boy. But there is no response
from the audience which seems to
have an abhorrence ln reaching
for its collective pocketbook except
on Oker day.
Last thing would be the Poker
Tournament, continued Dave. It
will be held in the Brock, though
the club has not as yet received
Ths assembly then fell on its
knees to a man, and Hayward
trucked out. TTie curly-headed
card still had the same number of
swimming tickets that he' came in
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QuaMjtJijC/tocoioJt^ THE UB^SEY, Tuesday, February 5, 1946, Page 3
STUDENTS  interested in  international  relations are
advised that this year for the first time the Canadian Institute
of International Affairs (Vancouver Branch) is extending the
privilege of membership to university men.
Those who are accepted for as-     ———————————
LETTERS To Tlx Editor
soclate memberships will have the
opportunity of attending the Institute's meetings, where they will
meet guest speakers from various
parts of Canada and the world,
and take part in discussions on
world affairs.
Since the CIIA meetings are not
reported to the press, members
have the advantage ot hearing
authorities on International poll-
tics, economics, and law speak
frankly and openly on the state
of the world, its troubles, and its
Being an unofficial, non-partisan,
non-profit-making organiz a 11 o n,
the Institute is able to make objective studies of .various phases
of world affairs, and to acquaint
their members and the public generally with fact as they are.
' The Institute has world-wide
contacts, particularly through the
Institute of Pacific Relations, of
which the CIIA is the Canadian
council, the Royal Institute of
International Affairs, and the Australian, New Zealand, South African, and Indian Institutes.
A large number of authoritative
books on Canada's place in the
world today, and International relations in general, are published
by the CIIA, along with the valuable pamphlet series "Behind the
Headlines" and "Contemporary
A central library and information service is maintained for the
public benefit, and programs of
research and conferences for discussion of international problems
are organized under the Institute.
Students desiring associate student membership are asked to address their applications to Mr. L.
B. Jack, the honorary secretary of
the Institute, care of the B.C.
Electric. Carral Street, Vancouver,
Membership is restricted to male
students. A membership fee of
two dollars, about one quarter
the regular amount, is charged to
Veterans and other students
actively Interested in the world
scene, and members of the campus
International Relations Club, are
especially welcome.
Anyone desiring further information is asked to contact Doug
Leiterman at Kerrisdale 2072M.
Theatre Features
Blondell, Shorts
TOPPER RETURNS will be the
attraction at the University Theatre
end will start at seven p.m. Wed.
Roland Young and Joan Blondell
are starring in this ribald Thorne
Smith adventure. Selected shorts
will be an added attraction.
LOST: Writing half of a blue
Waterman's pen.   Phone BA5671.
LOST: Will finder of black zipper
wallet lost about two weeks ago
please return pictures and credentials in an envelope to AMS office, ■
LOST: Blue-grey loose leaf lost
Wednesday in either Caf or Hut 12.
Contains third year App. Sc. notes
urgently needed. Please return to
AMS or phone Russ Benson, West
FOUND: Fountain pen In bank
at 10th and Sasamat. Owner may
claim at the bank.
FOR SALE: Underwood Standard
typewriter. Price |49.50, including
table.   Phoae LA0513Y.
FOR SALE: Copies of Raymond
Arthur Davies latest book, "Inside
Russia," and others are on sale
at the book store.
NOTICE: Film Society presents
'Alaska's Silver Millions,' story of
the Parrotville Post Office. Showing Wed. noon in the Auditorium.
NOTICE: Badminton Club members are requested to bring membership cards on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Female Debaters
Meet Linfeild
"FOR WOMEN ONLY" would be
thc title of this story if there could
bo a title. Notice is hereby given
to every UBC woman undergraduate that try-outs for an all-female
debate will take place next week.
Two girls will be chosen from
( among the mob of aspiring orator-
esses by three judges,, yet to be
announced, at the try-outs next
Tuesday, February 12, from 2:30
to 4:30 p.m. in some room of Brock
Hall, yet to be announced.
The big event itself will be the
debate between UBC's two women
and the traveling team of Linfleld
College, McMlnnville, Oregon. It
will be held in Vancouver in the
last week of February.
Down to posterity and its offspring will go the imperishable and
perhaps unforgettable words of the
two girls chosen to represent UBC.
For the speeches of both sides are
to be printed in the annual publication of H. W. Wilson, Company
-"University Debaters' Annual."
The try-out speech of five minutes may be on any topic, but the
Parliamentary Forum executive
advises that the contestants discuss
the pros and cons of British colonial
policy as UBC will uphold its
merits in the actual debate.
Dr. Shrum Heads
University Hams
AMATEUR Radio Operaors Association of UBC (hams to you»
have unanimously elected Dr. 0.
M. Shrum as their honorary president. This was done in recognition of Dr. Shrum's interest and
support of the club's many activities.
Last Thursay ihe hams began
a series of lectures and pertinent
radio topics by members of the
faculty. The first of this series
was a lecture by Mr. K. Brown of
the Physics Department Mr.
Brown gave a talk on, the subject
of Oscilliscopes. Also discussed
by Mr. Brown were the Important
functions performed by Cathode
Ray Tubes, in Radar and other
Electronic equipment during the
recent conflict.
Ralph Gordon, secretary of the
Ham Club, thanked Mr. Brown
for his excellent address, and in
.'using issi..J. ' n. invitation to all
students interested ..in amateui
radio to join the clur ., He mentioned that construction o' the 250
watt university transmitter ii almost complete. All those interest*^
are asked to visit the club's headquarters in Science 107, any noon
MODERN JAZZ will be spotlighted at Thursday's Jazzsoc meeting according to vice-president
Gordon Harris.
The platter parade will be directed by Arnold Churgin and will
include the latest pressings.
Churgin will play records featuring such artists as Rex Stewart,
Jonah Jones, Cab Smith, Dick
Dickenson, Joe "Flip" Phillips and
Coleman Hawkins.
Harris urged all members to
attend the program in the Brock
stage room Thursday noon.
MEETING: Social Problems Club
discussion of program and Raymond Davies talk in Arts 204, 12:30
Dear Madam:
I was pleased to read the editorials about plans for buildings
on the campus. I do not agree with
everything, however, and would
like to offer some thoughts.
I disagree with the editor's use
of the word permanent, especially
as applied to buildings. Just what
a permanent building is, I am not
quite positive as I have had no
studies in architecture. You seem
to suggest it is a building that
will last materially well over one
hundred years (perhaps two or
three hundred?). If that is the
meaning of permanent buildings,
I will not support any project that
will clutter up this campus in two
or three hundred years hence as
relics of the twentieth century. It
is a difficult enough task to convince, people that semipermanent
buildings need replacing without
having to include permanent
My question is, "Just how permanent is a building?" Its foundations and structure may endure
for centuries, but is it still useful
after these centuries? Having
visited England recently, I can
say that the antique buildings
there are most inadequate for any
purpose. The Englishmen are
realizing this fact and planning to
replace most of these ruthless
relics regardless ot structural
soundnesss. Are we now planning
to build structures to last for
centuries that will bog down
building programs then?
We need not look so far afield
but merely around Vancouver.
How many unsightly homes,
offices, stores, and factories, built
less than fifty yws a*o, would be
better replaced. They were without a doubt considered modern
when erected. Even the old Hotel
Vancouver, so prominent in the
news today, was a twentieth century structure but is now replaced.
Our own science building does
not seem to be the most modern
Homes are the most versatile of
all buildings. This means dormitories to the campus. Would the
super planned dorms built now be
so super in 2046? I do not believe
so. I have faith in men and
science that in merely fifty years
many more new conveniences for
household buildings or for any
type of building will be perfected.
Science or the advancement of
man is not going to suddenly stop
dead, so why ignore it
I would not suggest we should
live or study in army huts or anything like. Nevertheless, planning
buildings that last for ever will
not make ours the best campus in
Canada. Tho campus that can
easily replace out-dated buildings
with the most modern will be best.
Just a UBC student.
Moo Action
Dear Madam:
Cheers for Mr. Stainsby. Although the cows have been milked,
they are not contented. It is just
tbout time for the students to re-
vJt .against the B.C. Electric'a
milking machine schedule. Let's
have somo ,moo action!
f < +>*A*. Passenger.
Ruby Again
Dear Madam:
In answer to Bob Harwood's
letter, I would like to say that the
lack of publicity in the downtown
papers of Ruby Dunlop's crowning was most unfortunate.
All publicity for the Mardi Gras
was arranged to appear before the
party itself, solely for the purpose
of making it as great) a success as
possible, financially and otherwise,
All the pbpers were most co-oper-
sitive and gave a large amount of
space to the Sail which was no
little help. The Mardi Gras party
was coverd by the papers who apparently didn't feel that the
crowning of the Queen warranted
more than mere mention. However
the announcement did appear in
all three downtown papers.
Sorority girls as well as hide-
Each night {he glass will cool slightly as
the sun shines on the other side of the two
globes. Thus rainfall will be lightly and
evenly distributed over the earth and we
will always know when to expect it.
It must be treated to allow the rays of the
sun to pass through and will be free from
flaws which might concentrate the rays on
qne particular spot on the earth's surface.
Our stratoglass, which of course has high
insulation properties, will have doors placed
conveniently about so that we may send
rocket ships to the stratosphere, which will
be guarded so that only our own ships can
pass in.
Ha, Mr* Twain
Of course people will no longer be able
to talk about the weather but for the next
thousand years they can open conversations
with comments about the miracle of stratoglass.
And after that the human mind will be so
highly developed that they will open conversations on a much higher plane, such as
"Say, last week when I was up visiting my
mother-in-law on Polarus—"
This invention will also be of invaluable
aid to establishing a lasting peace because
all parts of the earth surface can be developed and no one will be able to complain
about Lebensraum.
Okay, they laughed at Edison.
pendents were surprised and
disappointed at the Uttle space
devoted to a news Item that they
felt should have been in the headlines.
Though she has received congratulations personally from the
Greek Letter Societies, I would
like to now, on behalf of sorority
women, congratulate Ruby on becoming Queen of the Mardi Oras.
We believe that she is one of tha
loveliest and most charming
Queens ever to reign on this cam-
pus (and we all' admit It).
Peggy Wilkinson.
Dear Madam:
So the Ubyssey is the campus
newspaper! Well, Well. And
you're the editor-in-chief. Fine.
So far we have a newspaper and
an editor-in-chief. There are rumors that you have reporters and
cameramen—some where—b u t
where the hell were they when
the Mardi Oras Queen was chosen?
The Mardi 'Gras? Oh, we're sorry. We thought everyone had
heard of it. No, it was last week.
If this is a secret from you we
apologize; but if it isn't then we
feel the Ubyssey owes tha apology.
^ There was a very small item in
Tuesday's issue regarding the
Mardi Oras Queen. The ridiculousness of this effort was mora
than even our club could stand.
We Imagine, had the University of
Tanganyika broken a new track
record in the Pogo-stick spring, it
probably would have replaced the
few lines concerning Queen Ruby
We refer you to past editions of
the Ubyssey concerning tho
Queens who have come and gone.
All those elected previously were
from some sorority. Ruby was a
freshette.   Think it over!
Yes, the Ubyssey is the campus
newspaper, and you're the editor-
in-chief.   Foolish isn't it.
Jokers Club.
Dead Madam:
A week ago Last Thursday and
Friday night NEWS was made.
For the first time a freshette waa
elected to the enviable position of
Queen at the annual UBC ball.
Photographers worked overtime
to get pictures to Victoria in answer to an appeal from a dally
paper, yet Ruby's own campus paper chose to insert 19 words about
her victory, squashing the announcement in with a notice of
her chore for the next Saturday's
Did the editor not have room
for pictures and a ^vrite up such
as have been shown every other
year? The paper was so underset
that it had to have large spaces
filled with Toties, a huge needless
advertisement of the Totem, and
last year's sport pictures.
In past years, the downtown
papers were well supplied with
information of the Red Cross Balls
and pictures of the sorority
What's the matter, Ubyssey? Was
the party too much of a stress and
Ruby's truly,
Dick O'Hara,
Mike Stacey,
Barrie Jeffery,
Roy  Bartholomew,
and 6000 others.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We hereby
draw to a close the Case of the
Missing Story. However, we point
out again that ln the past three
years NO mention whatsoever has
appeared in our columns about the
Queen of the Red Cross Ball after
the election. The Tuesday editor
will cheerfully supply a pint of
suds to Dick O'Hara and associates
for every story announcing the
winner of the crown If they will
agree to supply an equal quantity
for every year the story was
Strange as it may seem, the
Publications Board does not publish
the Sun, Province, or News-Herald
and hence dlsclabtis all responsibUlty for their actions.
Phrateres Install
Executive Tonight
ANNUAL Phrateres initiation
will be held in the Brock Hall
tonight at 7:30 p.m. Formal dress
is necessary but corsages will not
be worn.
Fees are due the same night, $'.25
for new members and 50c for -he
old. The new president, Audrey
Jutte, and executive will be installed so members must be on
Other members of the executive
are: Ann Lowes, vice-president;
Flora Norris, treasurer; Nonlo
McGregor, sub-chapter chairman;
Jean McKinnon, corresponding
secretary; and Elsie Smillie, publicity chairman.
MY AIM is a united campus.
We can continue as divided,
clashing groups, or pull together
as the eighth city of British Columbia, with enormous potential influence on Its future.
As one of the ex-servicemen, I
realize their immediate, grave,
special needs, and that the whole
student body must back them; as
a student on the campus before
enlistment, I recognize that the
balance of the student body needs
equal consideration.
1. Special representation for veterans with council and the setting
up of joint committees on such
projects as housing, the permanent employment bureau, etc.
2. Development of the $100,000
per year Alma Mater as a long-
range business, guaranteeing continuity of sound management with
appointment of a permanent business director.
3. A fully-backed, comprehensive
sports program.
4. Expanded liaison with tha pub-
Baby Grand Given
With Music Chair
DEDICATION of a chair of
music to University of British Columbia by Robert Fiddes, president
of the St. Andrew's Caledonian
Society, was announced yesterday
by President N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Mr. Fiddes has undertaken an
annual gift of $5,000 for a 10-year
period. The chair may be ln operation in the autumn term.
"We are Indeed grateful to Mr.
Fiddes," President MacKenzie said.
"A chair of music will make a
great deal of difference in the cultural opportunities which UBC
will be able to offer.
"This new chair, wih the recent
establishment of a course in dramatics, will constitute a real beginning for a Faculty of Fine Arts at
A valuable baby-grand piano ls
included in the donation.
lie and other Canadian universities.
5. Full representation on council
for all new faculties,
Seconded by:
K. Creighton,
Stewart L. Chambers,
Art Ryan ,
H. W. Gordon,
Audrey Buchanan,
Morris Berson,
R. S. Harwood,
N. W. Denkman,
K. C. Castillou,
Dan Newman.
IT IS a great honour to me to
be nominated for this position by
the most active leaders on the
Campus. I feel that lt is a token
of their thanks for the part I have
played in helping to direct student
activity on the Campus during the
past four years.
The following points are those
upon which I base my platform.
1. Having been the Junior Member on Student Council for the
past year, I have obtained a working knowledge of Student Administration with which I would endeavour to further the general
policy of all tha students.
2.1 shall cany out tha plana of
the various committees for tha development of our University especially with respect to the War Memorial Gymnasium.
Seconded by:
J. W. Beveridge,
Tom Soott,
Mary Wilkinson,
Oeorge F. Pierson,
Bob Nilan,
Pat Mayne,
John Allan,
R. W. Lister,
B. H. P. Evans,,
David Hayward,
C. S. Pat Fainlen,
Harold Daykin,
Charlie Bullen.
IS THIS a permanent university?
The time has come to drop temporary, make-shift policies and make
long term plans!
I will work for:
1. Employment—
Creat an organized effort to
provide part - time work
throughout the academic year
for students.
2. Housing and Construction—
(a) Secure the construction of
permanent housing facilities.
(b) AMS operate above housing.
(c) Establish co-operative stores
on the campus, to serve the
3. Athletlcs-
(a) Double seating capacity of
the stadium.
(b) Build a "field" house.
(c) Increase number of contests with Canadian and Pacific
Coast Universities.
(d) Acquire a bus or busses to
facilitate transportation o f
(e) Increase broadcasting time
for all "Varsity" games.
4. Brock Building-
Expand Brock building to operate as both a Cafeteria and
5. Totem-
Supply each student with a
free copy,
6. To revive "Pep Meets".
7. To persuade editors of Ubyssey
to concentrate in one section announcements of all Campus activities.
8. To amalgamate the Summer Session Students' Council with the
9. To arrange for closer cooperation with tha Alumni Association.
10. To bring to the Campus specialty speakers on subjects of interest.
As an ex-service man and a
student I solicit your Vote and
support in the furtherance of tha
Seconded by:
H. Y. Piers,
A. B. Farnell,f
A. M. Byers,
O. K. Bradweh,
H. W. Edmondson,
Gus Thodas,
L. W. Daniel,
T. H-Krine,
June Hodges,
W. O. Brownlee.
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superb craftmanship can be
found in its most hidden
seams just as fashion genius
can be seen in Heartbeat's
smart simiplicty and ever-
exciting patterns and colors.
Plain crepes, duco dots and
prints ... some with tailored
collars, some with set-in
vestees.   Sizes 12 to 18.
Dresses, Spencer's, Fashion Floor
;   UBC Hoopers Sweep Opening Series
With Yandlemen, 70-46 And 52-38
students built this
gym back in 1929,
but it was designed
t o accommodate
only 1500, the number then enrolled
at UBC. Now this
gym is being overtaxed by some 7000
students on the
campus. It is now
operating on a 13-
hour day. UBC
needs a new gym.
The War Memorial
Committee could
not have made a
finer choice than
to plan the drive
for a living war
memorial, a gym.
It's up to youl
Build the gym!
BAD WEATHER and sloppy
fields kept soccer off most of the
parks over the weekend as both
University soccer teams were Idle.
Many of the roundball artists were
seen at Larwill Park taking In the
Imperial Cup game between Glr-
ardls and Vancouver Uniteds which
the latter won.
If tha weather and grounds Improve by next Saturday, all soccer
teams will see action and the feature game will be the semi-final
tUt between Vanity and Collingwood at Larwill Park.
...UBC teams will practise as usual,
and If the weather prohibits outside play the teams will work out
Inside tha Stadium. There will be
an Important meeting for both
teams on Wednesday evening In
the Stadium south locker room at
T o'clock with coach Miller McGUl
as chief speaker.
Linfield Wildcats
Take Tie For Lead
McMINmOLLE-Linfltld's Wildcats climbed back Into a tie for
the lead ln the Northwest Inter-
Collegiate basketball race here
Saturday night as they stopped
the Pacific University Badgers,
48-44, in a closely-fought cage
The victory is Linneld's third
against one setback, placing them
in a tie with University of British
WL  Pet. PF PA
UBC    3  1   .790  232 161
Linfleld    3  1   .750  194 173
Puget Sound ...3  1  .750 221 196
Pacific U  3  2  .600  213 197
Willamette   4  3   .571 305 271
Whitwan    2  4  .333  288 306
Idaho Coll 0  6  .000  161 310
Columbia and   Collge   of   Puget
Sound for first place.
Th contest was close througout
with the score knotted 13-all at
the 10-minute mark, 28-all two
minutes after the half, 32-all a
minute later, and 44411 at tht
four-minute whistle.
With a minute and a half remaining, Merril Boyles rushed In
for a quick basket that won the
game for the Wildcats. Enoch
Jungling managed another counter
as the final whistle blew, clinching the victory.
Jungling was top scorer with 22
points on eight field goals and
six gift tosses. Whibeck was high
man for Pacific with 14.
Idaho Drops One
To Willamette
CALDWELL-College of Idaho
managed to keep pace with the
faster-stepping Willamette University Bearcats in the first 12
minutes of play here Saturday
night before going down for the
second straight time, 44-27.
The Salemltes on the first game
of the series by a 65-36 count
Friday   night.
Idaho's Coyotes, unable to win
a Northwest Conference tilt so far
this season, tied the Bearcats at
2-all, 4-all, 6-all and 13-all before
the winners moved ahead to stay.
Willamette led by a 26-14 count
at the half.
Marshall Barbour staged a one-
man scoring spree for the Bearcats with a total tally of 17 points
while Skelton paced the Idaho
College with 10.
Ducks Win Two
From Huskies
OREGON'S Webfoots skyrocketed to second place in the Pacific
Coast Conference Northern Division over the week-end with a
brace of wins over the Washington Huskies, 57-56 and 63-55.
The hazardous play of the Webfoot crew in the last canto of the
first tilt resulted in their comfortable half time lead of 36-18 being
shaved to a desperate one-point
margin as the flnal whistle blew;
W L   Pet. PF PA
Idaho   8  4  .600 478 461
Oregon 5  4  .555  445 463
O.S.C 5  4  .555  464 512
Washington ....... 5  5   .500  306 491
W.S.C 2   250  347 351
but the Ducks learned their lesson well and coasted to tha wire
at Eugene, sweeping the second
contest of the two-game series on
their home court by eight points.
Idaho continued atop the league
by maintaining their dizzy pace
as the Cinderella club of the Northwest with a convincing 57-46 defeat of the lowly Washington State
A terrific rally by fhe Washington club in the dying moments of
the game merely added to the
Vandal laurels, for it was a question of too little and too late.
Blshlp, Hanson, and Atndt poured
in 10 points in the final four minutes for the Cougars.
U of M Snags
Hoop Crown
With a crowd of 3,000 fans, the
University of Manitoba Bisons
won the Western Canadian Inter.
Collegiate basketball crown at the
Civic Auditorium here, February
1, with a 44-29 victory over University of Alberta Golden Bears.
In the first of three game round-
robin series Thursday night, Bisons defeated Saskatchewan Huskies. In the second event held Friday afternoon at the YMCA here,
Saskatchewan Huskies triumphed
over Alberta's Golden Bears.
University of Alberta's Pandas
had little trouble in winning the
women's crown by whipping Manitoba, 22-17, February 1, after setting back University of Saskatchewan Friday afternoon, 34-27.
EDMONTON-Student Council
representatives here at the University of Alberta have been unsuccessful in their attempts to locate a bear cub as a mascot for the
Alberta Bears at the Inter-Collegiate Basketball Tournament at
Contact with the city zoos at
Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon an 1
Winnipeg was to no avail. The
last wire from the rival university
of Saskatchewan stated that unfortunately there were no four-
legged bears there. Th^y suggested
that the North Pole should be
The Golden Bears squad has decided to take to the floor with a
children's panda bear backing
them up.
NOTICE: Maizie—Waited for two
hours on Saturday. What is wrong,
Please call again!   M.C.S.
Tuesday, February 5, 1946
Page 4
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
Puckmen Split With All-Stars
VARSITY'S pucksters made their
debut in BC Intermediate ice
hockey over the week-end, splitting their two-game series with the
New Westminster All-Stars by
taking a 5-2 victory on Saturday,
and losing 5-3 on Sunday night at
Queen's Park Arena.
Starting off with fast play, it
was only after five minutes had
elapsed that the All-Stars managed
to push the puck past goalie Bob
Smith for the first counter of the
first game.
That was all Varsity needed to
bring them to life. They stormed
the New Westminster goal for the
rest of the opening stanza and Bill
Buhler took a pass from Jim
O'Brien and tallied the tying goal
just before the first bell sounded.
The second period proved toughest for Goalie Smith who, after
sensational saves throughout the
canto, allowed the rubber to get
past him only once.
Although the Thunderbird team
managed to take a 2-1 lead momentarily as Lloyd Turner tallied,
Macdonald of the All-Stars soon
tied the score again, and the rest
of the period passed without
further goals.
The only two penalties of the
tilt were handed out in this period
as referee Merrick Cranston dished
them out to Bill Husband and
Petroaky of New Westminster as
the pair took a few swings at each
other with their hockey sticks.
Following the two hard periods
of play, the game slowed up considerably ln the third session with
Varsity taking over control of the
The three-goal margin was built
up with tallies by Torfason, Mac
Porteous and Jim O'Brien while
the All-Stars were kept scoreless,
NOTICE: North Shore .College.
A Reunion of the Old Boys will be
held at the Olympic Club on Friday, February 2nd, at 7 p.m. Dinner
will be followed by a short meeting
to elect Officers for the Old Boys'
Please reply to the School so
that we may know how many to
thus ending the game with a 5-2
The UBC squad tackles the Air
Force outfit from Number 2 Equipment Depot tomorrow night at 6
o'clock in the Vancouver Forum.
The Thunderbird pucksters return
to league play next Sunday when
they meet Shepherd and White at
Queen's Park Arena. Game time
ls 7:30.
VARSITY'S grass hockey squad
went down to its first defeat as
a powerful East Indian squad won
by a 3-1 count on the Stadium
upper filed Saturay afternoon.
Fielding only seven men when
the opening whistle blew, the Blue
and Gold hockey men were unable
to keep pace with the East Indian
eleven which displayer all round
superior  tactics.
Art Hill scored UBC's lone tally
on a penalty shot.
nO the field for Varsity were E.
Files, D. Grieve, Fred' Joplin, A.
Eddy, D. Bullen, R. Riddell, A.
Hill, T. Wilkinson, T. Kanic, E.
Greenes and A. Greenes.
Skiers To Workout
VARSITYS ski enthusiasts try
their hands and feet at "dry skiing"
tomorrow when Peter Vajda, Van.
couver's foremost ski expert, will
demonstrate and instruct in the
Stadium Gym starting at 8 o'clock.
Members of the Thunderbird
Ski Team will attend, and they
urge all other plank artists interested in ski racing to turn out.
Gym strip is required.
VD It Subject
Of Pre-Med Meet
"SOCIAL Medicine and Venereal
Disease" will be the topic of Dr.
Donald Williams at the Pre- Medical Undergraduate Society meeting in Arts 100 Thursday.
Dr. Williams is a member of the
Royal Canadian Medical Corps,
now stationed ut Shaughnessy
Military Hospital.
•  PORTLAND—University of British Columbia's Thunderbird basketball team made a
clean sweep of their series with the University of Portland's Pilots as they came from behind
to take a 52-38 count in Saturday night's game on the Rose City campus.
Flying down for the series, the UBC quintet overwhelmed the Portlanders with a 70-46
triumpt in the first game of the exhibition series on Friday night.   The two clubs will stage
another pair of tilts on the UBC campus on Friday and Saturday.
——^-^-~---—^—^——————————————————————————————————— Saturday's contest  was entirely
different from the opener, for the
Thunderbirds couldn't find the
hoop during the first stages of the
game. UBC was held to a mere
two free shots while left-handed
Dave Lebanzon paced his Pilots to
a 9-2 lead in the first 10 minutes.
A RECORD crowd was on hand
at the Crystal Pool Saturday night
when the Jokers swam on with
the Seaweed Crown at the First
Annual UBC Swimming Gala.
IWth their swimmers placing in
every event, the Jokers amassed
40 points, more than three times as
many as their nearest rivals, an
independent bunch sparked by
Don Deans of Fort Camp.
Third place honors went to the
Sciencemen with 10 points. Fourth
place was won by Phi Kappa Sigma, sparked by Archie Byers, ex-
Olympic swimmer. Rounding off
the top five were the Kats with
8% points, Chuck Bakony, Swimming Club Prexy helping to swell
their total.
Coach Percy Norman's Junior
Girl Medley Relay team, in keeping with past performances, clipped 2Mi seconds off the Canadian
record Saturday night in their
race against the stop-watch. This
exhibition of swimming was a
highlight of the evening for the
spectators and swimmers alike.
Half time saw those campus
madmen, the Jokers take to the
water and leave nothing to be desired in Aqatic Antics. Led by
"Maw" (Bill) Dunbar their show
was full of laughs all the way.
Particularly noticeable was tho
trouble Bob O'Grady had, necessitating constant pumping out, we
hope he suffered no permanent
In keeping with the opening of
the Memorial Gym drive, Joker
Dave Hayward, Gala Announcer,
prodded the crowd into donating
854 to swell the fund. With this
amount collected, Joker Hayward
kept his part of the bargain and
staged the dive of the night off the
high board, he was fully clothed.
The contestants are still talking
about the last event of the evening, the so-called Novelty Race.
There was lots of novelty, no
doubt, and the pyjamas did dull
the blows, but the swimmers firmly
believe that there are easlr way*
of stopping swimming than by
drowning the contestants. It was
a DEAD heat.
Holding up the faculty end of
of the presentation, and very ably,
was Dr. Gunning, head-timer,
Mrs. Sleightholme, chief recorder,
and  Bob  Osborne,  clerk  of the
Bulldog Five Tiee
Missionary Series
#ALLA WALLA-Gonzaga University's Bulldogs squared their
series with the Whitman College
Missionaries here Saturday night
as they scored a 63-45 victory after
dropping the opener by a 48-39
count Friday night.
The Bulldogs picked up all but
two of their points on the scoring
of three men, John Presley, Jerry
O'Brien, and Tom. Butler. Theh
scores were 23, 19, and 19 respectively.
Presley, held on the bench while
the Missionary second string was
in action, scored the final five baskets for Gonzaga with set up
LAST SATURDAY afternoon, at
2:30, the Women's Rifle Club met
at the CNR station to shoot their
first rifle match. Beinfl bold types,
they started right in at the top
shooting against the famed CNR
Rifle Club.
When the last stray had wandered In "Bodle" Baxter (of both
UBC and CNR clubs) led the way
along a corridor, down a rickety
flight of stairs, sharp turn to the
left, along a low, dark, tunnel
lined with dripping water pipes,
sharp turn to the right ,down some
more stairs.
About 15 minutes later, we staggered into an attractive club room
with benches, chairs tables, coffee
shop, magazines, lockrs, etc., and
over to one side, there was the
rifle range. Not a tiny space
through a maze of pipes and cob
webs and dimly lighted at one
end, as heyo at UBC, but a "real
range" with six firing points, a
scope at oach point, lights all the
way down the range with shades
conveniently directing their beams
towards the butts, and all the other
conveniences of a modern range,
such as we hope to have in thc
"N«.w Gym.",(
The officials in charge told us
to wander around, try out thfc
rifies, and generally make ourselves at home. We had no soone:
begun to do this little thing when
a booming voice announced, "First
souad to the firing line." The
natch had begun.
' For the next two hours, we all
fiat around chewing our fingernails and shaking in our boots.
Joyce Clearihue got excited and
put a shot on Alice Lymbery's
target, Lois Yulll's rifle started
firing about six Inches to the left,
everything seemed to be going
wrong. Although we didn't have
a chance of beating these Champions, especially shooting with
their rifles and on their own range,
we had hoped not to disgrace the
good name of Varsity too completely.
Imagine our surprise and delight
when the final scores were posted
and we found that we had only
been beaten by 82 points. We had
picked up 885 points, while the
CNR women had amassed a mere
967. "Bodie" Baxter was high
scorer for Varsity with 94, Irene
Berto and Carol Lewish were
runners-up with 92 and 92 respectively.
After refreshing ourselves with
"tea" served by the CNR club, w«
made the long trek back to ground
level and so ended our first rifle
course. •
,150-yard Medley—1, Jokers; 2,
Kats; 3, Sigma Phi Delta; 4, Engineers.   Time 1:42.5
50-yard Freestyle—, Townsend;
2, Allen and Bye^s; 3, Deans; 4,
Hogarth. Time 0:27.2.
50-yard Breast stroke—1, Hawthorn; 2, Wilson; 3, McLean; 4,
Stacey.   Time 0:35.0.
50-yard Back stroke—1, Atwell;
2, Townsent; 3, Trademan; 4, Hogarth and Bakony.   Time 0:33.2.
100-yard Freestyle—1, Byers; 2,
Deanj and Morrison; 3, Marshall;
4, Darby.   Time 1:04.8.
200-yard Relay—1, Jokers; 2,
Independents; 3, Phi Gamma Delta;
4, Phi Delta Theta.   Time 1:54.2.
Diving—1, Harv Allen; 2, McDonald; 3, Hogarth; 4, Bakony.
50-yard Freestyle—1, Kay Wors-
fold; 2, Irene Berto; 3, Gwen
Avery.   Time 0:30.4.
50-yard Breast stroke—1, Kay
Worsfold; 2, Pat Gardner; 2, Irene
Berto; 4, Gwen Avery. Time 0:42.6.
50-yard Back stroke—1, K. Worsfold; 2, I Berto; 3, G. Avery. Time
100-yard Freestyle—1, K. Worsfold; 2, G. Avery; 3, I. Berto; 4,
P.  Gardner.   Time  1:15.1
Diving—1, Elaine Twilley; 2, Pat
Dominoes Take
Seattle Alpines
FRESH from their 4-40 win over
the Bremerton Rockets, the Victoria Dominoes dumped the Seattle
Alpines from the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday night at the University of Washington Pavilion by
a narrow 38-35 count.
Putting the emphasis on speed,
the Island crew exchanged an
even salvo of shots with the Dairy
crew for the first eighteen minutes
of the tilt, and then loped into a
20-17 margin at the half.
Aided by the .wiisattonal play or
Norm Bake- ' who garnered 20
points fi i the evening ,the Dominoes i.faintained the three-point
margin to the1 final gong despite a
desperate effort on the part of the
'Seattle aggregation to close the
The Alpines had previously rolled to an impressive string of 22
consecutive victories including two
clean-cut decisions over the Victoria elub in Victoria.
VICTORIA-Jackson, Baker 20,
Peden 4, Andrews 7, Chapman 2,
McKeachie, Wright, Bryant, Rowe
5.   Total - 38.
ALPINES-Katica 7, Reed 2,
O'Neill 5, Williamson 5, Werner 7,
Voelker 1, Watson 4, Hooper 4,
Flagg.   Total - 35.
Toronto Blues
Defeat Queen's
TORONTO-CUP-In the first
inter-collegiate basketball game
played in Hart House since the war,
Varsity Blues of Toronto defeated
Queens by a 53-42 count before 1200
customers last Monday night.
The Blues took the lead shortly
after the opening tip-off never to
lose it. They had a decided edge
over the visitors with their near-
perfect ball-handling.
The game featured erratic shooting by both clubs, but the Toronto
quintet romped through the disorganized Tricolors for shot after
Play was close in the first quarter, Varsity building up its big
lead in the second stanza. Half
time score was 29-13. Queens came
back strongly in the second half,
outscoring the Blues, but failing
to overcome the early lead.
UBC's SKI CLUB will hold a
meeting in Applied Science 102,
Thursday noon. The meeting is
being held to discuss the Mount
Baker invasion and other competitive skiing.
But second-stringers Reg Clarkson and Pat McGeer sparked
the Canadians back to life as they
quickly narrowed the margin and
finally knotted the score at 16-all.
With Sandy Robertson swishing
long shot a few seconds later, the
'Birds took over the lead, and although the Portlanders managed
to keep pace for the rest of the
first half, they never saw the lead
again. At half time the score was
26-21 for the visitors.
Returning to form after the intermission, the British Columbia
five took over complete control of
the hoop play and pulled ahead
steadily until the flnal horn.
Robertson with 17 and Clarkson
with 14 were high scorers for the
Blue and Gold squad, and Lebanzon topped Portland's efforts with
an even dozen.
The pair of victories extends
Varsity's winning streak to eight
straight. But the 'Bird eager*
won't be satisfied at this. They'll
be out for another Northwest
Conference victory when they
travel to Tacoma Thursday to
tackle the College of Puget Sound
Now tied atop the conference
standings with the CPS outfit,
UBC will be out to take over sole
possession of first place in this
Thunderbird fans will get a
chance to see Coach Bob Osborne's
crew back on their home maple
court on Friday and Saturday
nights as the British Columbians
play host to the Portland five in
a return two-game series.
3, Kermode 16, Nichol 5, Robertson 21, Weber 10, McGeer 8,
McKenzie, FrankUn 5, Henderson,
Clarkson 2.   Total — 70.
PORTLAND U — Lebanzon 5,
Harrington 4, Albers 6, Meecham 7,
Leary 6, Borho 1, Sullivan 2, Ber-
lant 3, Kuksich L Goetze 3, Hawe
5, Albers 2, Lacey, Kelly 1. Total
-- 46.
1, Kermode 5, Nichol 1, Robertson
17, Weber 4, McGeer 9, McKenzie,
Franklin 1, Henderson, Clarkson
14.   Total - 52.
PORTLAND   U- Lebanzon  12,
Harrington, Albers 1, Meechan 5,     ,■
Leary 5, Hawe 4, Sullivan 2, Vuk-
sich,  Berlant,  Daly  7,  Goetze  2.
Total - 88.
Chinese Sponsor
ISS Dance Feb. 23
sponsoring an informal ISS dance
in the Brock Hall on Saturday,
February 23, with Dave McLelland supplying the music. Tickets
are $1:50 a couple and may be obtained from members of the Chinese Students Club. Refreshments
will be served in the adjoining
Snack Bar.
Arrangements are now being
made by the committee to get a
colorful entertainment program
under way, 'with the Chinese
Dragon dance as one of its features.
Tutoring Service
Has More Courses
THE TUTORING service established recently hits been extended to include most of the major
Among the courses in which tutoring is available are Chemistry,
Physics, Mathematics, Zoology,
Metallurgy, and Geology. French
English and German are also offered.
As yet no tutors are available
for Commerce or Engineering. Any
person qualified in these subjects
and interested in tutoring is asked
to submit his name to the AMS.


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