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The Ubyssey Oct 26, 1954

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PENSIVE poet W. H. Auden, will arrive at UBC Wednesday to read and discourse on his writings. The controversial poet is expected to pack the Auditorium Wednesday
World's Foremost Poet
On Campus Wednesday
On Wednesday at 12:30 in
Auden, considered by many to
poet, will read his own poetry.
First Fire
Fine   Fun
All was not grim purpose and
stark determination at- Monday
night's Brock Hall conflagration.
A few amusing sidelights—-fireside—were observed:
Spectators lined tho roofs of
the huts behind the Brock. No
one fell off, but a ladder was
swiped, and a roof-lull of indignant fire chasers wore left
high and dry.
Only a few (lays ago, a wall-
size, nude moral was painted on
the far wall of the Publications
Board offices Unfortunately, it
was mine in vv iter soluble poster paints. The lend mural is pre
aunied   dead.
the Auditorium, Wystart Hugh
be the world's foremost living
Born at York, in 1907, Auden
attended   St.   Edmund's   School
and completed his education at
Christ   Church,   Oxford.   From
there he went to Berlin, where
j he developed an interest in the
I doctrines of the "moderns." He
I has   taught 'school   in  England,
'and has travelled widely in Eur-
1 ope   and   China,   finally   taking
! permanent residence in the USA.
In  his  poetry, Auden  has attempted   to   employ   an   idiom
imore widely intelligible, to come-
: to terms with a larger body of
! readers than did the coteria of
(the  past.
I Running the gamut from wrath
to pity, he has attacked the
privileged classes, and denounced social conditions calling for
radical change, and he has intermingled these politico-sociological motives with sympathetic
analyses of abnormal sexual
(Continued on Page 3)
Graduates, students who are in their last year at the
UjklvaiJaiJV and seniors who plan to return/next year, arise!
Hop on the next trolley downtown and pose thoughtfully
or happily, but, for the Love of Totem, pose. The final
deadline ia Saturday, November 6.
Studio)} are: Arts .and Law: Campbell Studios, 581
Granville; Commerce, Forest, Pharmacy, Medicine, and
Home Economics: Krass Studios, 569 Granville; Physical
Education, Engineering, Architecture, Nursing and Agriculture: 2932 Granville.
UBC Withdraws At
NFCUS Convention
University of British Columbia has withdrawn from the
National Federation  of  Canadian  University  Students   this
year, following a motion at the National Convention insisting on a full fee of 50 cents per student.
Alma Mater Society President
Fire consumed the entire centre roof of Brock Hall Mon?
day night in a blaze that is believed to have started in the
double committee room from a burning cigarette.
The alarm was turned in at 5:45 by Joan Mclvor, 19, 2315
Kingsway, who was walking by the fieldhouse and noticed the
flames through the window. She tried to ring the alarm outside the Brock but it was faulty, — . .	
and she had to ring the box inside the building.
UBC fire department arrived
COTC who arrived at the scene
from an interrupted supper and
parade. The officer cadets,  un-
on the scene a few minutes later I der the direction of Captain Find-
with two trucks. While firemen I ley, formed a human chain to
Dick Underhill, Just returned
this weekend from the Toronto
NFCUS Convention with Jim
Craig and Maurice Capithorne
told The Ubyssey "the fee established could provide the necessary programme, and Universities unable to pay their share
must be excluded from NFCUS.
I feel I must agree with this decision."
UBC Budget, presented earlier
this year, made provision only
for 35 cents per student. Money
budgeted this year will be used
to defray expenses of delegates
at the recent conference. The
balance could be used to make
up the lS-cent difference for next
years' membership, and would
not boost student fees.
Challenging UBC to pay the
price of membership, NFCUS is,
in Underbill's words "willing to
sacrifice UBC for the sake of a
strong national union." The new
union would include a lull-time
Three other Canadian campuses were affected by this decision: Manitoba, Dalhousie, and
Toronto. Under this ruling, only
21,000 out of 43,000 Canadian
students now belong in the Federation.
Second major decision made
by the Conference this year was
lo refuse membership in the
Communist dominated International Union of Students, following  the  presentation  of  the  re-
i comendations  by   official  obser-
I vers at  last year's  IUS Council who   remarked,   "It
meetings. I the   roof,   didn't   it'
Roof For
Pool Still
Up In Air
The BEG pool committee,
which called an emergency meeting in place of the originally
planned November 1 meeting,
recommended that the BEG pool
be left unroofed and a smaller
roofed pool be built.
The recommendation will be
brought before a joint meeting
of the building and grounds
committee and the student council sometime next week.
The decision on the roof—to
be or not to be—will have to be
made to the Board of Governors
and the students, the two groups
that originally promised to pay
the cost.
Because the student motion
to continue paying the $5 gym
fee in order to roof the pool was
passed at a general meeting of
the AMS, the students would
have to reaffirm or change the
ruling at another general meeting.
Students voted last spring to
pay half the $200,000 estimated
as the cost of roofing.
But AMS treasurer Ron Bray,
a member of the pool committee,
said Monday the group decided
that a smaller roofed pool was
more  cconmically   feasible.
played a stream of water through
the windows of the committee
room, student councillors, Ubyssey staffers, and UN club members, who were all in the building at the time of the outbreak,
tried to assemble in some order
and decide on a plan of action.
Aided by the students who
were attracted by the blaze,
which was still entirely confined
to inside the building, they started moving typewriters and small
pieces of furniture from, the
For the first 15 minutes the
opinion of all present was that
the fire would be quickly controlled and no removal was necessary.
By six it could be seen through
the committee room windows
that the fire had spread up the
walls and onto the ceiling. In a
few minutes it broke out on the
By then three pieces of Van
hold back the crowd while the
others aided in the removal of
furniture from the Mildred
Brock room.
For the remainder of the blaze
the students, many of them clambering to vantage points on the
hut roofs, watched, the fire, alternately cheering and jeering at
the firefighters' efforts.
The water pressure was put
to a strain when all the hoses
were connected and at one point
firement were vainly trying to.
find the hydrants in the dark.
The Brock, built by student
money in 1939, cost $290,000.
The furniture and equipment
is insured for $52,000.
Student Council president
Dick Underhill called an emergency meeting for 8:30 this morning to confer with university
architects Sharpe, Thomson, Berwick and #Pratt, planning to
start immediately on the rebuilding of the damaged parts
of the building.
Estimates   place   the   damage
couver fire equipment had arriv-1''t $250,000, though no official
ed. Despite their efforts, the estimate will be presented until
flames, sometimes leaping to 20 later this week Most of the main
feet, spread across the entire
roof. At 7:30 the power was
shut off over the entire campus.
Half a minute later, three-
quarters of the roof fell to the
floor of the main lounge. It was
not until the roof's collapse that
Brock lounge suffered entire
damage from water, smoke and
the heat from the collapsed roof.
Student Council and AMS records  are  expected  to  be  gen-
the fire was brought under con-,erally ""harmed, being kept in
fire   proof  cabinets.
Until the flames burst out by
the south chimney, most of the
1000 students watching thought
the blaze would be easily extinguished.
But when the blaze appeared
in the open, students joined the
small body helping lo fight  the
There was only one injury in
the blaze. A fireman was overcome by smoke as he battled
the blaze, assisted by students
on the upper floor of the Brock.
Four students fell off the stone
wall of Ihe Brock porch as they
were  playing  the water on  the
fire and ran through smoke and roni'   °nl.v damage suffered was
And   there   was   the   Mounty,
sun-   razed
water to rescue Brock furniture.
The  few  students  were   aided
to    theirs   and    the    spectators
clot lies as the thrashing hose got
by  the fifty    members    of    lliu^'d   of   hand.
_ Page Two
Tuesday, October 26, 1954
Quebec   Tax   Dispute     CANDIDE       By Sandy Manson
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
Mall subscriptions $2.50 per year. Published in Vancouver throughout the university year by the Student, Publications Board of the
Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia. Editorial
opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of The
libyssey, and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or
the University. Business and advertising telephones are Alma 1230
or Alma 1231.
News Editor'
By Dean Henry F. Angus
In an effort lo broaden Its oovetaga The Ubyssey ls
presenting a serial* of articles by faculty members and qualified students on the national and international scene. UBC's
distinguished political scientist Dean H. F. Angus Inaugurates
the series with a article ef utmost concern to all Canadians—
the Quebec Tax Dispute.
The roots of the dispute over income tax between the
government of the Province pf Quebec and the government of
Canada lie deep, and the basic issue is of great importance.
CUP^ST-tor—^.B.rt Gordon* Sports Editot—Kan Laml Before the First war some Canadian provinces imposed person-
Associate Editor—Stan Beck      Executive Editor—Geoff Conway ^ _nCome taxes so that, in some provinces, tax-payers paid two
Senior Editor—SANDY ROSS income taxes. The expectation was that the Canadian tax
Desk and Reporters: Jacquie Seale, Brian Guns, Rusty Mac ^^ ^ abollghed.when ^ eihergency was over. But both
sets of income tax continued.
The dual system worked quite smoothly in Ontario where the
provincial income tax was imposed on the basis of the Income
which remained in the hands of the tax-payer after the federal
income tax had been paid. But in the western provinces, tbe provincial income tax allowed no such exemption and, like its federal
counterpart, was sharply graduated. The effect was that, in some
cases, .the tax on the last thousand dollars of a taxpayer's income
might exceed a thousand dollars.
The Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations
recommended that thc federal government alone should use the
personal income tax (and also the corporation income tax and
succession duties), and should make grants to the provinces based
on fiscal need. jHowever, at a conference in 1941 the provincial
governments, led by Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, refused to accept this arrangement.
The exigencies fjf war finance made a great increase in the
federal income tax necessary, and, in order to avoid undue hardship to taxpayers in provinces with heavy provincial income taxes,
an agreement was worked out by which the federal government
alone was to use the income tax and the corporation income tax
and to make grants which would keep the provinces solvent. This
agreement expired and the federal government was left with an
obligation to reduce its taxes so as to restore the freedom of action
of the provinces.
An endeavour was made to renew the tax agreements!and
when unanimity could not.be secured the federal government made
Individual "tax-rental" agreements with all provincial governments
except those of Ontario and Quebec, by which these governments
were to forego the use of the income taxes for a three-year peridd
ln retuftn for an annual payment. The details of these arrangements and those which renewed them, need not concern us
here. Ontario did not make an agreement until much later. Quebec
has never made one. Therefore taxpayers In Quebec have contributed to the federal revenue out of which subsidies have been paid
to* other provinces. They feel that they are unjustly treated.
That is the background. Two years ago the Parliament of Canada provided money for grants to Canadian universities, as recommended by the Royal Commission on National Development
in the Arts, Letters and Sciences In Canada. In each province an
amount calculated nt 50 cents per capita of population was to be
tributed among the universities in proportion to their enrolment.
No province refused the grant in the first year. Yet it was
distinctly an anomaly. Educaton was exclusively a provincial concern. It was the provincial legislature which should decide how
much money to devote to it in competition wfth other worthy
objects. The federal government appeared to have made.Use of
its'income tax for a purpose which went beyond its own legitimate
needs and the Province oi Quebec at least felt that it was being
paid conditionally money which it was entitled to receive unconditionally. ♦
* In the second year the government of Quebec refused the
grant, making, as it had already done in refusing to enter into a
tax agreement, a financial sacrifice for the sake of the principle
of provincial autonomy. Universities in the province were thus
left wthout a substantial income which they had counted on receiving. The Quebec legislature, which had done very little to help in
the operating costs of its universities, decided to come to their
help, so that the sacrifice made for the sake of a principle would
be borne not by the universities but by the taxpayer.
It remained to decide which taxpayers should bear the
burden. The Quebec legislature imposed a provincial income tax
with generous exemptions for low incomes and large families.
While this new tax did not follow precisely the same pattern as
the federal income tax, it was an approximate equivalent of 15%
of that tax; i.e., a taxpayer would pay $1000 in Ontario but about
Kenzie, John Hogarth, Louie Leiterman, Bob Johannes, Dave
Morgan, Sylvia Shorthouse, Jean Whiteside, Marie Stephen, Jim
Carney, Ian  MacKenzie, Nancy  Seed, Pat Russell.
Sports: Maurice Gibbons, Peter Worthington, Neil MacDonald.
Up To The Socreds
Again this year student housing has become a burning
issue on the campus.
Five hundred students were refused accommodation at
the beginning of the academic year. Cries immediately went
up that students were being denied housing while faculty
rhembers resided in Acadia Camp huts. Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie went to great lengths to explain that the huts were
intended for married students and faculty members, and that
students were let in only as room became available.
Just last week seven students were evicted from the
Youth Training Centre to accommodate a five-day datty
course. Again accusations were hurled back and forth as
to who had prior claim on the, available accommodation.
It is time this bickering between single students, married students, faculty members and the administration over
housing stopped.
The blame should be. put where it belongs. And it be-
ltags at the doorstep of the Provincial Government.
UBC has three women's dormitories that will accommodate 156 first year* co-eds. Nine hundred students can be
accommodated like livesotck in the decrepit shacks at Fort
Camp and Acadia. That leaves approximately 2500 out-of-
town students still to be housed. They must go to private
boarding houses and pay exhorbitant rent for accommodation.
Last year in a special housing issue The Ubyssey pointed
out the crying need for a substantial provincial grant to
provide adequate housing at UBC. The figures show that
UBC needs a $10,000,000 grant over the next five years to
take ehre of its ever-increasing enrollment.
What happened? The beneficent Social Credit government 'gave the University a staggering grant of $200,000.
Their #e?Vrhein1hg generosity must have bowled the administration dver with surprise.
UBC has 22,000 alumni and an enrollment of over
5800 undergraduates. They are all represented by members
in the legislature. The Ubyssey believes a concerted campaign should be started to impress these members with the
needs of the University.
Housing conditions are intolerable. As long as they remain so there will be many bitter disputes. When the budget
comes down earlier next year UBC alumni, students and
administrators should do their utmost to see that UBC is
adequately provided for.
U))di bif  3iajnd
Waterloo College
Editor, The Ubyssey;
During the past two weeks
several students have asked me
what university I attended in
the East* In reply, I got the
same question each time. In
order to inform the professors
and students of Waterloo College I have written the following article which I request
you print in the near future.
"Where's Waterloo College?
How many times have I heard
that question since I came to
UBC two weeks ago? To everyone that I introduced myself,
I hear the same question, but.
those who ask are certainly
not to blame, for it has been
little publicized. Allow mc,
then, to tell you about that
small liberal art* institution.
Waterloo College, situated in
the northern outskirts of Waterloo, Ontario (pop. 13,000), and
connected by trolley to Kitchener (5fi,000), which is 75
miles west of Toronto, is affiliated with the University of
Western Ontario. Besides the
college, which is a coeducational insitution giving Arts courses
leading to the B.A. degree,
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod controls a theological seminary, training men for tiie
Lutheran   ministry.
In 1914 pro-theological training was offered in the Waterloo College School, and 10
years later Arts courses were
given. The following year the
Faculty of Arts under the name
of Waterloo College became
an affiliated college of the University of Western Ontario.
This action was under the competent guidance of Dean A. O.
Potter,   who   later   became   the
secretary of Rotary International, serving that organize- M. ,.. . _ .
tion for several years before $1'150 in Quebec on the same incorae- The ts»ctical result of this
returning to the teaching staff measuure was to squeeze a class of taxpayer which is influential,
in 1945. aut which has no numerical importance in provincial elections.
In the past two years, Pres- There was noth!n« lllefial or unconstitutional in what Quebec
dent  J   G   Hagey   and   Dean had done- Under the federal legislation incidental to the tax-agree-
L.  II.  Schaus in  co-operation ments- il had been Provided that in a province which made no
with  the Board of Governors agreen»ent a taxpayer could deduct from his federal tax liability
have inaugurated a half-million any Provincial tax which he had to pay and which did not exceed
dollar building program. Last 5% of the federal tax- The net loss-to taxpayers in Quebec was
year   the   student   enrollment thus e<*ual to about 10% of the federal income tax. The govern-
was 215 and this year at least ment of Q"el>ec claimed that taxpayers in the province should be
300   were   expected   and   the all°wed to deduct the whole of the new tax from the federal tax.
latter amount may double with- °n this particular issue a compromise would be easy. After all,
in five years. These numbers the Federal government has saved a substantial sum of money by
appear small, but the advance- the refusal of Quebec to accept this grant for universities, and
ment,   percentagewise,   is   the there would   be  no net loss  in allowing Quebec  taxpayers  an
greatest of any Canadian col- exemption of an equivalent amount. The federal legislation might
lege or university. be amended to allow deductions up to 7'/_% or even 10% in prov-
To the many who have asked inces not entering into tax agreements.
and to all the others who will °n   the   general   principle   there   can   be   no   compromise.
set the strange purple and gold Either a provincial government gets its revenue unconditionally
jacket,  I  hope  this  illustrates <and in respect of matters which are constitutionally within its
where and what Wateroo Col- exclusvie control) decides how to spend it; or it allows the federal
lege is." government to "buy control," to use the term employed  in the
J   Alan Rayburn, United Slates. Nine provinces have found the mess of potage ir-
3 Arts (Exchange) resistible. Quebec lias refused to sell its constitutional birthright.
~       If larger issues arise—for instance if federal grants for second-
PoOr   FleOS aFy °f primary edut';'tion are proposed—this question  of prin-
„...       -,.     ... ciple may assume very large proportions and efface the essence
Editor, The Ubyssey; of Canadian federalism.
The effort perpetuated in our
paper entitled "My Dog Has
Fleas" is without doubt the
poorest feature to appear in
the  paper   for  years.
The two authors (?) of this
insult to the readers of the
paper seem to have picked up
their cretinous ideas of journalism from the wa,lls of a
public toilet.
In the Engineers edition of
the paper we find columns of
incomparably better taste and
these columns at least make no
pretensions to journalism.
11 ou   Gallagher,
Arts 4
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KE. G13U-R.
I know an ant. His name is
Hubert. "Hubert," I said to
him one day, "why are you
always scurrying about so
busily? Do you not know that
life is short, and that one
should therefore be merry?
Why don't you get yourself
some nice lady-ant and go away
for a weekend, or so?"
"My friend," he replied, "I
can see that you do not understand ants. And, what is worse,
you do not understand me.
What should I want with wild
weekends? That is for grasshoppers! Why, an affair such
as you suggest could not but
destroy a substantial part of
my value in the workaday
world. Also, it would be immoral- I am amazed at your ignorance of the most fundamental laws of formicological
cause and effect I"   *
"Hubert," I said, "you misunderstand me. I am trying to
point out that there may .be
more important things than
"More important!" he cried.
"Like what? Like frivolity? Lis-
"ten, O Poor Man's Voltaire, I
am just a young fellow but
I know my way around- If
work were to cease then so,
most assuredly, would the colony. You've got to think of the
"What did the colony ever
do for you?" I asked. "When
did they ever think of you?"
"They bred me and fed me
and made me what I am."
"Then why bore them? Get
out and be something!"
Hubert stood still for a minute, and I saw he was thinking hard. Finally he said,
"Candy, if I were to do it, they
wouldn't like it. And the fact
of it is that I'm their slave.
What pains them, pains me.
For myself, I could live either
way. But them, they want me
this  way."
"Hubert," I said, "I believe
you're right- I believe it's even
the same w ith humans. And
it's not bad, either, this being
all in the same boat. It's Just
bad when you don't know it."
At that point a lady-ant
walked by and winked at him
shyly. "Well I'll be damned!" s
he said, putting down the lump
of earth he'd been carrying.
Then he picked it up again.
"Wait, Eunice," he said, and
scurried off after her.
I looked down at the beach
where some girl appeared to
be swimming. I picked up my
books and went down to the
seashore to study.
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_ Tuesday, Qotober 26,1954
Page Three
Coeds Abducted
In College Switch
EDMONTON—(CUP)--Rival college gangs kidnapped
two screaming co-eds from each other's ranks here Sunday
and drove them off in waiting' cars in front of throngs oi
downtown pedestrians.
The kidnappers were members
of delegations from the Universities of'British Columbia and
Saskatchewan winding up a 3
day Canadian University Press
conference at the University of
The two abductions occurred
within a period of 15 minutes.
Passersby said the melee was
started by the Saskatchewan
group, who grabbed a UBC co-ed
where the two cars stopped
abreast of each other on downtown Jasper Avenue.
The UBC students immediately
leaped from their car and seized
a Saskatchewan co-ed in retaliation. Both cars then sped away
without interference from amazed onlookers-
Abducted were Judy Thor-
mahlen from UBC and Marda
Goldie of the Saskatchewan
The two girls are believed
to be somewhere enroute to the
resptotive universities. RCMP
officials have issued no statement.
The girls received no assistance from bystanders as they
were shoved screaming and kick-
ing into tha autes. One of the
pair was said to have been sobbing and bogging to be released
as tha cars drove off.
Slavonic Circle
To HoM Party
•LAVOWC CIRCLE ls holding a club party for members
and their friends on 'Wednesday
evening at 8:80 ln the International House club rooms.
}/>     if,     tfi
FOREST CLUB will meet today noon in P ie Q 100 to hear
Gordon Gibson, Liberal MLA
forXflfbtJiftplSliir^e Forest
Management 'Licence."
ejt- eye efe
CURLING CLUB will hold
a meeting of all those interested
in curling on Wednesday at
12:30 in Arts 104
tjt elf* eft
GLEE CLUB rehearsal, H. M.
1,  12:30 to 2:30 this afternoon.
"H *l* *P
gists will hold a general meeting tomorrow in Wesbrook 201.
Film to be shown.
•j* #\* e\f*
general meeting, Engineering
200, Wednesday noon
# * *
LIBERAL CLUB will hold a
general meeting noon Wednesday to discuss Mock Parliament
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Ninth anniversary of the
founding of the United Nations
was celebrated on campus Monday noon with a simple flag
raising ceremony attended by
100 students.
Alderman Anna Sprott told
the group that Canada and the
University of B.C. can be proud
of their contribution to the United Nations and the number of
people "standing up to be counted" for the United Nations is
a mark of progress-
Dr. Vernon Fawcett, Union
Theological' College, registrar,
gave the invocation.
Friday is the deadline for handing in stories, poems,
articles and cartoons for Siwash, the campus magazine.
Contributions are coming in, but not fast enough to
provide the editors with a wide variety of material to choose
Last year's issue was an immediate sellout. Make this
one even better. Put your masterpiece in the black box in
front of The Ubyssey office in the north Brock basement
before Friday night.
(Continued from Page 1)
psychology—causing some critics
to term him "The Freudian's
Noel Coward."
The outstanding feature of
Auden's poetry is its combination
of variety and originality. No
contemporary poet has a greater
natural command of language;
or is more provocative and'unpredictable.
Like T. S- Eliot, Auden progressed from cynicism to mysticism,  from   a  bewildered   dis
trust of civilization to a doggedly
religious hope for it. Yet he has
maintained an excess of energy,
a private satire, mixed with clear
beauty and inexplicable allegory.
Auden is adept at both sheer
fooling, deadly seriousness, and
pure enchantment.
Ip addition to the Pulitzer
Prize, Auden received the Kings
Poetry Medal in 1937,-and the
Award of Merit Medal of the
National Academy of Arts and
Letters in  1049.
The students of UBC are more
than fortunate to have as their
guest such a brilliant literary
figure as W. H. Auden.
Rhodes'   Applications
Nearing   Deadline
The Cecil Rhodes Scholarship
Trustees have extended an invitation to all upper-classmen
possessing the necessary qualities to consider application for
the coveted Oxford University
One award, of £600 approximately $1800 is made in each
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N Page Four
Tuesday, October 26, 1954
Score 17 Points
After Half Time
Vindex rugby team capitalized on second half "breaks"
last Saturday to keep Varsity
Chiefs record clean of wins.
Though UBC led 8-0 at the
half, on a penalty kick by Bill
Whyte, a try by Al Laird, converted by same Mr. Whyte, the
Vindex-ers slashed through for
17 unanswered points. This is
a roundabout way of saying that
Vindex won 17-8-
However, the match was not
as one-sided as the score might
indicate. Territorially Varsity
was in the game all the way, and
produced their best cooperative
showing of the season. Backed
by fullback Bill Whyte's cool,
unruffled kicking and steady
drive, the Chiefs, looking more
like a "team" than in recent
outings, fought, as the sports
people like to say, valiantly—to
an 8-17 loss.
Vindex, playing determined
ball, scored first by interecept-
ing a varsity pass early in the
second frame followed by four
more "trys," it meant the game.
None of the points were of the
flashy, long-run variety, but
more of the scambly "in-fighting"
kind. All are of equal value on
the scoreboard.
Coach Albert Laith- ("no «e' ")•
waite was pleased with the showings of Victoria newcomers
Dick Owens and Malcolm Anderson on the % line, an<^ break
Joe Warnock'a fast unquenchable thrusts. Warnock possesses
the potentialities to be as capable
a rugger-player as is to be found
on the coast.
On Saturday UBC Braves
held—of were held by—Ex-Prince
of Wales to a 3-3 draw. This is
considered to be quite a feat.
Since the Tomohawks lost 9-11
to North Shore, and American
Thunderbirds 6-27 to Whitworth,
the Braves can be considered
as the "heroes" of the week. Not
"Free-Steak" heroes, but surely
of bona-fide "Hot-Dog" calibre.
Whitworth Pirates
Clobber Birds 27-6
RAMBLING FOR PAYDIRT is Whitworth Pirate fullback
Bob Ward, who ran as he liked in Saturday's game with the
Thunderbirds. But this time he never made it, being caught
by Kevin O'Connell, 55, and Dave Stowe, 50.
—Ubyssey photo by John Robertson
Hockey Team May
Play, Meets Today
' UBC's hockey team, which was nearly dealt out of city
competition when the now defunct Junior League folded, may
get back in the fold this winter in the revitalized Commercial
league. ♦
Field Hockey
Chaps Tie
Led by Mike Daniel, who
played an outstanding game,
Varsity held the blackbirds to a
two-all tie in a tight grasshockey
game that featured some close
calls on both sides.
Goal-getters for Varsity were
Balbir Johel and Granville de
Costa, the last goal coming on
a seven man scramble in front
of the Blackbird cage in the
dying minutes of the game.
In the other game UBC dropped another one, this time to
North Shore, 4 to 1. Capt. Doug
Howie scored the only UBC
With a hope for city play In
his hip pocket and a half-commitment to the annual UBC-
Alberta series for the Hamber
Cup, to say nothing of American jaunts, coach Dick Mitchell
has called the first practice for
10:30 tonight at Kerrlsdale
arena, and a meeting at noon
in Room 212 of the gym, also
At the present time, the commercial loop has plans for including a four team league, consisting of New Westminster (not
coached by Frank Dotten), Velvet Ice Cream, and a Forum
aggregation, probably under the
tutelage of Chuck Milman, and?
For some reason the league
doesn't seem to like our strip,
or something, and has plans for
excluding the Birdmen by bringing in some other team, the
name of which was not made
Jayvees football team made its
second appearance a winning
one, when they trounced ,CYO
Red Raiders 10-0 Sunday at
But there were two aspects
of the story that the score belies.
The junior Birdmen apparently should have scored more
than they did, as they held entire control of the field, and
there is a rumour that all the
first- stringers of the junior
league team were not out.
There were 80 potential players out Sunday willing to perform for the blue and gold- but
Coach Dave MacFarlane only
had strip for 30.
Next Sunday the JV's will
meet a Seattle school on the
Wins Four
Mile Run
Last Sunday at UBC, varsity's
own Petey Harris outran all the
Vancouver cross-coyntry enthusiasts in the four mile grind,
to win the class "A" event in
20  minutes  11  seconds.
This ls a weekly event in
which contestants are broken
into three categories: "A" class
(Good); "B" class (Medium); and
"C" class (So-so). This is considered fairer than the old Senior, Intermediate, Junior etc.
Sunday our Petey won "A"
div.; "B' group was won by
Jack Geoff Tothill, followed by
Jack Cresswell and Georgie Fry
-all collitch fellers; class "C"
saw UBC's Al Hale triumph.
Next week's race is to have
an international flavor, being
run in Bellingham against the
John Loewen Wins
In  Fencing  Event
UBC's John Loewen carted
off the silverware in the sabre
main event at the Pacific International Fencing Tournament
played Saturday in the gym.
Dan Drumheller won the foil
event for Spokane and Bill Mod-
rell of Seattle carried away the
epee cup. UBC had eight entries
but no one placed in the tournament except, Loewen, who was
carrying on his family honour
by winning- Last year brother
Charles took the  honours.
But   No   Pool
Swimmers  Show   Promise
The hopes of UBC's swimming team rest upon the capable shoulders of Dr. Max Howell of the Psys. Ed. department.
Dr. Max, one of thc few men
to hold a Ph.D. in physical
education, is, among other
things, head swimming coach
at UBC.
"There arc several likely-
looking swimmers turning
out," said the soft-spoken
Max, though it is impossible to
predict at this early stage just
how good we are likely to be
so far as times go, since no one
is in top shape yet. Dick Bagshaw is a surprisingly strong
220 and 440 freestyler who
might develop into a real
Dick is the son of HBC
Comptroller. Mr. R. M. Bagshaw. vviio* swimming abilities are oi mi unknown qual
ity (and quantity). The father
is not being considered for inter-collegiate competition however.
S. M. (Mac) MacAllister is
another likely looking "comer." Mac's specialty is the
backstroke, and he shows to
particular advantage in the
"fast" Empire pool.
Probably the most outstanding freestyle swimmer turning out at the moment is Bill
Young. He has shown exceptional speed at the 100 and 220
distances, and should do well
in   competition.
As for diving, the picture
is none too clear.
"lt is hard to say just now,"
parried the adroit Max at the
question. "One of the hotter
clivers on the campus, Harry
Wallers, unfortunately is ineligible  for  competition."
On being asked if Harry was
in llic wrung year lor competi
tive eligibility, Max replied
with a non-committal smile:
"Well . . . something like that;
yes, I suppose you could say
that Harry IS in the wrong
year ... At any rate he is helping coach the other divers, and
proving a great asset in that
"Taken all in all we have
an encouraging number of
of swimmers around, though
it would be premature at this
time to come to any definite
conclusions as to how they
will measure up against American opposition."
"The Crystal Pool has been
acquired for every Monday at
4:30," said Dr. H. with a wry
smile. "Also we'll be getting
the YMCA pool sometime. Any
and all individuals who are
even considering swiming are
urged to turn out with the
team; Ihey will be most welcome."
All sophomores interested
in engaging In a basktlball
duel with the upstart freshmen during Homecoming week
are asked io atitnd a meeting
at noon today in the gym
Chiefs   Lose
Birds Tie
The soccer front ls looking
brighter today after Varsity held
league leading CPR to an one-all
tie at Kensington Park in the
best game of the year.
Chiefs lost their game to the
Penitentiary 6 to 3, with Oscar
Kreutiziger getting two goals
and Blake scoring the other. It
was the best showing the Chiefs
have made, considering they
were playing the number one
team in the league.
Varsity's lone goal was scored
by skipper Bud Krederickson
in the second half. It pulled the
game out of the bag and sparked
the Varsity defense to stave off
a late CPR rally- Jerry Rovers,
last year's top scorer .or Chiefs
showed well ln his first appearance this week for Varsity.
Next week Varsity takes on
Royal Oaks and are expected
to beat the oellar-dwellers. In
preparation for this game there
will be a practise. Thursday,
October 28th at noon, and a
chalk talk at 5:30 in the Field
House for both  teams.   <
Birds Lose Boulding
For Rest of Season
Nobody cared too much Saturday when the Whitworth
Pirates lived up to their rating as one of the best small college
teams arid beat the Thunderbirds'27-6 after the Birds held
the American powerhouse to a half-time draw.
But there is sorrow in the Birds camp today, with the
news that Jim Bouldings, Coryell's rampaging fullback will be
out for the rest ot the season with a dislocated arm.     '*'
The loss of the plunging Boulding, who played Saturday with
a torn ligament in his arm, could
seriously hinder Birds' chances
for a victory against the Eastern
team November 27.
The Birds played as well as
they could against the Pirate
machine, leading some fans to believe if they played as well
against Western Washington they
could have won.
John Newton's 68-yard touchdown ramble late in the first
quarter made UBC fans glad and
Whitworth mad, for the score
was the first by the Birds in their
own grounds this year, and the
season's first score on the Whitworth first string.
The passing offense of the blue
and gold was at its usual nonexistent level. Duncan, who played nearly the entire game in the
absence of Gerry Stewart, con-
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nected for only one aerial out of
nine attempts.
UBC's return of kicks continued as the only feature of the
Birds attack that is likely to lead
the league.
^or Whitworth it was mostly
Bob Ward and Wayne IJutchert
who ecuttled the Birds so well,
though Ward didn't score and
Butchert only came through
with one major out of the four.
Bob Bradner was the other
big gun for the Pirates, taking a
38-yard pass from Butchert and
outdistancing the lone UBC da-
fender tp gitllop 80 yards for |
Ward picked up the raspberry
of the weak award, being booti
every tima }»e moved, after tht
fans suspected htm of deliberately knocking out Matthews
during a tfttjfile.
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