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 GENERAL AMS
EET NOON TODAY
Queens At
Princess
Pow-Wow
PREMIERE appearance of the
candidates for princess at the
"Princess Bali" will take place at
the Princess Pow Wow, Friday,
12:30 p.m., ln the Armory.
Included in the line-up will be
the as yet unnamed princess candl.
dates from Arts, Commerce, Nursing, Home Ec, and Agriculture,
with a beauty representing the
Freshettes.
SCIENCE REJOICES
Emceed by Al Dean, and featuring Oeorge Calanguj* orchestra, the
pepmeet will follow the accepted
style of '41, claimed by science-
men as the best method of ensuring
success for this type of entertainment.
Fran Dowie, Jubilee show star,
will also lend his talent to the
affair.
Election of candidates representing the Parlous faculties will take
place as follows:
Arts: Yrs. 2, 3, 4 - Arts 204
at 12:90 pjn. Wednesday, Oct. 9
Nursing — Arts 108
at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. B
Commerce — Arts 102
at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 0
Home Ec. — Arts 101
at 12:30 pan. Wednesday, Oct. 9
Freshettes — App. Sc. 100
at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10
UBC Grads
Honored
In Gazette
By GERRY BATTEN
"TOE KINO has been graciously
pleased, on the occasion of Dominion Day in Canada, and on the ad-
, vice of His Majesty's Canadian
Ministers, to give orders for the
following appointments:"
. Amongst those honored on that
occasion were a number of UBC
grads and several men who have
contributed a very great deal to the
present high standing of the University.
The Chancellor, The Honorable
Eric Hamber and Dr. Norman Archibald McRae MacKenzie have
been appointed Companions of the
Most Distinguished Order of St.
Michael and St. Oeorge.
Professor Charles William Argue,
B.A., B.S.A., M.Sc., D.S.C., and
Phyllis (Mrs. Frank) Ross, B.A.,
M.A., Ph.D., L.L.D., are to be Additional Commanders (Civil Division) of the Most Excellent Order
of the British Empire.
Professor O. M. Shrum, M.A.,
Ph.D., F.R.C.S., and R. Murray
Brink are also included as officers.
The following are appointed to the
Order:
Thomas O. How, Ph.D.
Arthur Laing, B.S.A.
Andrew McKellar, Ph.D.
Donald McK. Morrison, Ph.D.
(Camb.)
John B. Munro, M.S.A.
Oeorge   M.   Volkoff, Ph.D.,
L.L.D.
Harold E. Walsh, B.A., B.Sc.
Professor Argue was concerned
with blood plasma research during
the war. Mrs. Ross was with the
Department of Fats and Oils. Murray Brink was the organizer for
B.C. of Victory Loan drives, while
Arthur Laing was Food Controller
for western Canada.
BURSARIES
VOL, XXIX
VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1946.
No. 7
Jazz Society Sponsors Celebrities
NORMAN GRANZ
THE ABOVE pictured expert on modern music, Norman
Granz has been signed to lead an illustrated and demonstrated
discussion on recent trends in the Jazz world to be held
Wednesday noon in Brock Ball. Assisting Granz will be a
group of starry musicians currently appearing in the stage
show, "Jazz at the Philharmonic".
URS Presents
Drama Series
C O MM ENC1NG Wednesday,
October 9, the University Radio
Society will present a 13-week
series of plays over station
CKMO, at 9 p.m. The proposed
plays have a wide variety, featuring themes of mystery, comedy
and fantasy, and including some
adaptions of better literary works.
The first presentation, "There
Was A Young Man," has been
specially written by UBC studenv
Peter Duval in aid of the War
Memorial Drive. It is a serious
fantasy, and the cast, composed
of student actors, includes Joanne
Walker, Joy Coghlll, Don Wilson,
Albert Mansfield, Jack Cowan,
Arnie Watson, Norman Campbell,
Gerald Eddy, and Ernie Hall.
Ernie Perault is the drector, and
pioducer.
Most of the planned skits have
been written by members of the
Radio Society. Special programs
will be offered at Halloween,
Christmas, and other notable
seasons, Wilf Ray and Al Goldsmith will be in charge of technical operations.
now available CKWX To Air
UBC Speakers
WINNERS OF Bursaries and
Sholarships should call at tho
Registrar's Office for their scholarship cards. These should be
signed by their Instructors and
returned to the Bursar's Office nt
once, so that cheques may be issued.
Winners of Special Bursaries
and Dominion Provincial Youth
Training Bursaries do not require
curds.
Bond Purchases
To Aid Gym
AU students, alumni and their
friends are urged by the War
Memorial Committee to purchase
their War Savings Bonds, at the
Bond Office in the AMS offices.
It is pointed out by the War
Memoriil Committee that all
commissions from bond sales arc
to go to the War Memorial Drive.
THE BEGINNING OF a neu
.series of Canada".* foremost youth
program will commence on Thursday, October 10. The discussion
will take place in the CKWX
Playhouse, 543 Seymour Street, at
8:45 p.m. and will be broadcast
over CKWX on 3unclay, October
13 at 4:30 p.m.
The .speakers include Cliff
Creer, treasurer of the Parliamentary Forum, Marie LeBrun
and an additional speaker from
UBC, as yet not selected.
The topic will be "Does Youth
Support Compulsory Military
Training."
"A large accidence from UBC is
expected since two of the speakers hail from the University."
Three Days Free
Thanksgiving
Week End
AS MONDAY, October 14, is
Thanksgiving Day, the University of British Columbia
will be closed Saturday, October 12 to Monday, October 14,
inclusive.
Though the university will
be closed on Saturday, October
12, the Ubyssey will be published as usual and the papers
will be distributed in the
afternoon at the football game
in the Stadium.
Because of the holiday on
Monday, October 14, there will
be no Ubyssey on October 15.
Press Blamed In
Russian Scare
HEARST and McCormick press is
largely responsible for the "hysterica1, fear of Russia" existing in
United States today, Dr. Sedgewick told Parliamentary Forumites
Thursday noon.
RESOLUTION
Speaking at the first Forum
meeting of the year, he defended
a resolution urging support of the
views on U.S. foreign policy expressed recently by former U.S.
Secretary of Commerce, Henry A.
Wallace.
Dr. Sedgewick said that Wallace
was taking a stand against the
wave of fear now sweeping the
country.
FEAR
"All we have to fear is Fear" he
declared, quoting the late President Roosevelt.
Dr. J. A. Crumb, honorary president of the Forum, in opposing thc
resolution, attacked Wallace's
"lofty   idealism."
"Unless Mr. Wallace forsees 'one
world' governed by the Russian
prolettariat this is not an ideological struggle," he said.
RUSSIA
Dr. Crumb went on to say that
Russia has much to learn too, from
tho western democracies. "What
would have happened to Wallace
if he had taken that action in
Russia," he asked.
The resolution was defeated foi.
lowing a standing vote.
AIDING THE Gym Drive will be Norman Granz, America's leading authority on Jazz.   Accompanying Mr. Granz
who is to lecture on Jazz, will be the group of well-known
orchestra leaders and soloists, playing at the Strand Theatre
on Wednesday night.   These Jazz Philharmonic musicians,
including a few big-name negro artists, will illustrate Mr.
Granz' lecture.   Straight from San Francisco, these Jazz promoters promise an interesting lecture.
On  Wednesday  noon,   the  Jazz       ___________
Society will present Mr. Granz
and his Jazz group in the Brock
Hall Lounge. Admission is free,
although a donation for the Memorial Gym Drive will be welcome.
MEET HELD
The Jazz Soc held its first
meeting Thursday ln Ap. Sc. 100
with President John Crofton ad-
ressing the assembly.
In his remarks, Crofton outlined
the programme planned for the
year.
"Tho purpose of the Society he
said, "is to further the understanding and appreciation of Jazz
in Canada and the States, Jazz is
slowly being recognized as a music
form of great beauty . . . not as
merely a lot of loud and raucaus
noises."
Meetings every Thursday noon in
the Brock Stage Room will deal
with the B.C. Society for Jazz Pro-
will study and criticize everything
from early to modern forms.
This year the Society is working
with the B.C. Society for Jazz Promotion and the two organizations
plan to exchange members to sit in
on the executive meetings.
History of jazz will be featured
at the first weekly meeting and
record session of the society
Thursday noon in the Brock stage
room. New members are urged to
attend in order to pick up mem
bership cards. Featured musicians
will be Louis Armstrong, Bunk
Johnson, Coleman Hawkins and
Mugsy Spanier.
Legion Broadens
Membership Base
THIS WEEK Branch 72, inau-
grates a "Join the Legion Now"
campaign, in an effort to broaden
out its membership base among
the hundreds of new veterans
starting in in at UBC.
A letter outlining the objects
and accomplishments of the Canadian Legion' is being despatched
to all veterans on the Campus this
week in oredr to fully acquaint
them with the facts before being
approached to join.
Next Tuesday in the Armouries,
during the issue of DVA cheques,
members of the Legion Membership committee will be on hand to
answer questions and sign up
anyone who wishes to join.
NURSES ELECT
EXECUTIVE
ELECTION OF officers of the
Nurses Executive was held early
last week. Betty Scoones was elected to the presidency.
Other officers are: Certificate
Representative, Ellen Johnston,
Athletic Representative, Miss
Delisle; Publicity, Miss Harvey
Secretary, Miss Armit; Treasures,
Miss Willy.
Vice-president, Barbara Gillies,
and Social Convener, Sue Harrison were elected last April.
Program for the year will hn
t'iscussed at a meeting in tho
General  Hospital  next  week.
Blood Donors
Aid Memorial
Gym Drive
BLOOD DONORS are urgently
needed by the War Memorial
drive.
Students willing to donate their
blood are asked to report to the
Gym drive headquarters immediately, as tests will be conducted at 12:30, Wednesday, October 9, in the Health Clinic.
Actual blood donations will be
made at his convenience at his
home, by doctors from the Genei-
a! Hospital, who have donated
their services.
Attention is drawn by Penn McLeod, manager of the drive, to the
two-fold benefit of the donations.
"This service helps two different
groups; not only does the Gym
benefit, but the hospitals, especially Shaughnessy, is in urgent
need of the blood."
Gym Boosted
$3,400 Saturday*
CHEQUES totalling $3,400 were
presented to the War Memorial
Drive, during the half-time intermission of the UBC Willamette
football game, on Saturday.
Mrs. Mark Cununlngs, chairman
of the Gamma Phi Beta "Night
Flight" cabaret, held September
27, turned over the amount of
$1300. This, to date, is the largest
single conation by any sorority,
according to Drive officials.
Harry Gilpin of the B.C. Rugby
presented a cheque for $2,100. This
amount was the toal proceeds of
last years flnal McKechie Cup
rugby game.
PROF. WOOD
DENOUNCES
STAGE '47
Those who failed to listen to
the CBC's Sunday night "Stage 47"
production of Jane Austen's "Pride
and Prejudice" are to be congratulated, ln the opinion of Prof.
Fred Wood, Professor of English
and lecturer on the novel to senior
students.
The noted critic believed that
the characterisation of the perennially popular novel of English
life and manners In the early 19th
century was poorly done.
COED VETERANS
ELECT WUS REP
EX-SERVICE girls will elect ;.
representative to the Women's
Undergraduate Society at 12:30.
October 10 in Arts 208.
Nominations will be accepted
from the floor to elect the girls
who will be Ex-officio representing all ex-service girls on tho
campus.
Chairman Barbara Keisburg,
president of the WUS, requests aU
ex-service  girls  to attend.
Issue First DVA Cheques Oct. 15
The first DVA j»y cheques of the fall term will be available to veteran
students en October 15 and 16 at the Armouries], Students whose last
names begin with A to M inclusive will receive their cheques on the 15th,
with Mc to Z following the next day.
A new regulation has been brought into effect this year, to the effect
that cheque^ will remain on the campus for only one week after issue.
Major J. F. McLean, head of the DVA office on the campus, advisee, all
vets to pick up their cheques on their designated day, if possible. Cheques
not claimed after Oct. 28 will be returned to the DVA office downtown,
where recalcitrants may obtain their monthly allotment.
Constitutional Revision,
Policy Outline Slated
WHAT IS EXPECTED to be the largest Alma Mater
Society meeting in the history of the university is scheduled
to start at 11:40 this morning in the Stadium, rain or shine.
The Admnistration has cancelled all 11:30 lectures and
labs so that everyone of the 8500 members of the student
body may attend.
The agenda as revised up to press time yesterday listed
the following items of business:
1. Auditors' report for the 1945-46 financial year, to be
presented by Don McRae, treasurer of the AMS;
2. Outline of Student Council policy for the coming
year, to be read by Ted Kirkpatrick, president of the Alma
Mater Society;
3. A motion to set up a standing Constitutional Revision
Committee, to be composed of non-Council members;
4. A motion authorizing the transfer of the three dollar
portion of the AMS fees which is now used to retire the Brock
Hall bond issue to be used instead as a yearly levy for the
Memorial Gymnasium fund.
Yesterday noon, the treasurer
confirmed previous Ubyssey reports that a move was underway
on the campus to increase that
portion to five dollars, thus boosting the total Alma Mater Society
fees to fifteen dollars per student.
IMPOSSIBLE
"From reports that I have heard,"
said McRae, "I believe It quite
possible that such a motion will be
introduced from the floor."
Another matter expected to come
up for discussion at the meeting
is the method which Student
Council adopts te till the vacant
Council position of Chairman off
the Undergraduate Societies Committee.
USC BY-ELECTION?
Joy Donegani, secretary of the
Society, told the Ubyssey yesterday noon that "there were still no
nominations for the USC by-election even after the extended deadline" and "that Council was faced
with the necessity of finding some
solution for the problem."
Today's meeting is officially
described as the semi-annual general meeting of the Alma Mater
society. With the annual meeting
which is held in the spring it forms
one of the two regular AMS meetings which are open for motions
introduced by the general student
body.
STADIUM
The expanded registration has
made it necessary for Council to
change the site off today's meeting
from its traditional place in tha
Auditorium to make use of the
larger seating capacity off the Stadium. In addition, travelling microphones will be used to carry discussion from the floor of the
meeting.
As every one of the 8500 registered students is eligible to take
part in today's gathering, Student
Council has made the prediction
that it should be the largest AMS
meeting in the university's history.
With Miss Donegani, Kirkpatrick,
and McRae on the platform will be:
Barbara Kelsberg, president oi the
Women's Undergraduate Society;
Pat Macintosh, president of the
Women's Athletic Association; Jerry Macdonald, president of the Literary and Scientific Executive;
Keith MacDonald, president of the
Men's Athletic Directorate; Bugs
Walker, Co-ordinator of Social Activities; Bob Harwood, Junior
Member; and Phil Evans, Sophomore Member.
DON MACRAE
Canada Offered
Ten Scholarships
TEN RHODES Scholarships, valued at £400 each and tenable at Oxford University, England, will be offered this year to
Canadian University students. The
annual awards were resumed last
year after their suspension during
the war.
SERVICE MEN
Extension of the age limit for
service candidates will bring the
possibility of a Rhodes Scholarship to all service men whose education has been delayed by the
war. Relaxation of the rule regarding marriage will also allow
married veterans to benefit.
Ordinary candidates must be
single, between the ages of 19 and
25. Service candidates are eligible
who are between the ages of 19
and 25 anytime from Oct. 1, 1939
to the date of application. All
candidates must be male, British
subjects with at least five years
permanent residence in Canada.
APPLICATION
Application for these scholarships must be made to the secretary of the Provincial Selection
Committee, Dean F. G. Curtis,
Faculty of Law, UBC not later
than November 10 ,1946 and appointments will be made in December. Application form and full
information may be obtained from
tho registrar.
Art Loan Service Revived
Wide Selection Offered
THE UNIQUE and popular Art Loan Service inaugurated at UBC during the 1945-46 term will reopen this week
library officials announced yesterday.
Through   this   service,   students
may borrow original oil and water
color paintings by Canadian artists
and many reproductions from the
Carnegie collection.
ONE MONTH
Paintings may be kept for one
month for the nominal charge of
$1.00 per session. They will be on
display in the Periodical Room of
the library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
for one day each month. The first
loan day will be Thursday, October 10 and thereafter the loan day
will be on the first Friday of each
month.
A well known Canadian artist
will be on hand each loan day to
answer queries and conduct informal discussions in connection
with the paintings. Mrs. Dorothy
H. Willis will be the visiting artist for Thursday. Also in attendance will be Mrs. Illingworth Kerr,
artist and secretary of the B.C.
branch of the Canadian Federation
of Artists, and member of the Library  Reference  Department.
The   Art   Loan   Service   is   now
open only to students, but later it
may be extended to include the
fiiculty and staff.
APPEAL TO ARTISTS
To supplement and enlavge the
collection of paintings an appeal
has been made to Canadian artists throughout B.C. asking them
t> offer their paintings to the
service.
With money received from the
service last year, a further supply
of prints of classic paintings has
already been added.
Artists who have already contributed to the service include Lew-
ion and Mrs. Harris, C. H. Scott,
W. P. Westin, Cliff Robinson, Dorothy Willis, Jack Shadbolt, Delisle
Parker, Dorothy Bell, Nora Lawson Cheney, Harry Hood, Illingworth Kerr and Cattelle Porter.
The Art Loan Committee includes Mrs. Norman Mackenzie,
Mrs. Vyner Brooke, Mrs, Lawren
Harris, Mis. C. E. Dolman, Mr. J.
H. Creighton, Dr. Kaye Lamb and
Miss Marjorie Smith. TfoeWpHsy
President and Secretary, Canadian University Press.
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Published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday dur ing the university year by the Student Publications Board
of the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia.
******
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Alma Mater Society or of the University.
Offices in Brock Hall.   Phone ALma 1624. For Advertising - Phone KErr. 1811.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   JACK FERRY
GENERAL STAFF:   News Editor - Nancy Macdonald; CUP Editor - Bob Mungall;   Sports Editor - Laurie Dyer;
Features Editor, Norm Klenman.   and Photography Director - Tommy Hatcher.
STAFF THIS ISSUE:   Senior Editor, Don Ferguson: Associate Editor, Gerry Batten.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE
There have been few general meetings
of the Alma Mater Society as important as
the one which will be held in the Stadium
today at noon.
The meeting should show two things.
For one thing, it should demonstrate how
successful UBC's student government will
be in handling the complex problems which
arise from the universitie's new stature. By
its out-of-the-ordinary planning for today's
meeting, and by its general work to date this
fall, the Student Council has shown itself
to be somewhat aware of those problems.
But the Council must realize fully that
unless it can arouse tiie enthusiasim of an
enlarged student body for undergraduate
government of undergraduate affairs, it will
not be able to carry on student government
with optimum success.
The recent failure of any person, or
group of persons, to show enough interest
to nominate a candidate for the vacant
Council position of Chairman of the Undergraduate Societies Committee, can only be
regarded as an unhappy omen.
What Council intends to do about that
situation will be one of the topics for dis-
cussion from the floor at today's gathering
in the Stadium. It is to be hoped that President Kirkpatrick will call for nominations
from the floor rather than announce a
fait accompli for an expedient solution of
the problem. The privilege which students
have of electing their own representatives
must be nurtured even if it sometimes means
patience and skill in encouraging the same
students to fend for themselves.
What prestige the Student Council will
deserve in the eyes of the ordinary undergraduate will also be determined today by
the policy for the year which President
Kirkpatrick will read.
The other thing to be demonstrated today will be the length to which that ordinary undergraduate intends to go in supporting his leaders' efforts to build a Memorial Gymnasium on the campus. Important
financial decisions affecting those efforts
must be made today by those attending the
meeting.
With such a program today's Alma
Mater Society meeting should be considered
by all students as a command performance
for them to attend.
The Mummery
By JABEZ
Having been thrown out of the Library
three times, twice by the revolving door,
the principle of which he hadn't yet mastered, and once by the procter for sitting
at the bottom of the stairs watching the
girls go up and down, Homer Quincey was
pretty leery about entering the place.
Only once had he summoned up enough
nerve to climb the stairs to the Main Reading Room. Sure enough, the Room was filled with hundreds of people, all reading or
looking as though they might start reading
at any moment. Some were even reading
standing up, leaning against the wall, and
others were reading on the dead run, padding around the tables in hot pursuit of a
higher education.
Weary and Bookless
Feeling naked and suspicious without a
book in his hand, Homer sidled up to the
large desk where several librarians, crouched behind steel fretwork, were firing books
into the mass of students at the counter.
Homer waited until he saw an opening, then
squeezed in to face one of the beselged.
"Gimme a book," he said.
"What book do you want?" asked the
librarian.
Homer's eyes widened.
"You mean I got to choose it myself?"
he asked, and flinched as the librarian's
nostrils flared at him.
"There are a hundred and seventy thousand volumes in this Library. You'll have
to make out a call slip."
Pulling his CVSM ribbon out of his
pocket, Homer began:
"I served three years at Brandon Manning Depot, and thirty days at Lachine,
and three month at. ..."
"You still have to make out a call slip,"
interrupted the librarian firmly. "You'll find
slips over by the Card Catalogue."
Adversity Mounts
Stuffing the ribbon back into his pocket,
Homer retreated, face burning. The Library,
he felt, was out to get him. The "Card Catalogue"—Jie'd never heard of it. Eaton's
Catalogue he was familiar with, even intimate, but he couldn't see anything that
looked like a catalogue in the Room.
With studied nonchalance, Homer lounged into the area behind the loan desk. His
beady eyes quickly noticed that people carrying books were running up and down a
flight of stairs, obviously leading to the
cache of 170,000 volumes. Homer swung in
behind a plump senior and started down
the stairs, to be halted immediately by a
voice in his ear.
"Just a minute," it said. "Have you a
permit?"
Homer stared at the grey-haired lady.
"Yes, ma'am," he said slowly. "BuTall
I got left on it is a half-dozen beer." Although his tone, was civil, inwardly Homer
bridled at this threat of extortion, just for
one lousy book.
"I mean a stack permit," said the lady.
"Don't block the stairs, please."
Homer stumbled back up the stairs, again
humiliated. Stack permit, Card Catalogue,
call slips—Homer saw his chances of getting a book fading. Even if he did succeed
in borrowing one, he'd probably never find
out how to return it. So, he sat down at the
bottom of the stairs and took out a large
peanut butter sandwich, which he was still
eating when the proctor threw him out.
Natural Alliance
After that, Homer found that the best
place to borrow books was from the bench
in the men's cloakroom. He made Nature
his ally.
But now necessity demanded that he
find "HL3," which somebody told him
meant "Hut 3 in the vicinity of the Library."
So, Homer tiptoed up from the basement
and started looking closely at the different
doors on the first floor. He had his eye to
a keyhole when the proctor tapped him on
the shoulder and asked:
"Looking for something, son?"
Homer straightened up to meet the issue
squarely.
"Yeah," he said, "I'm lookin' for this
here 'vicinity,."
"The what?"
"The vicinity," Homer whispered hoarsely. "Hut Three's in the vicinity of the Library, feller told me. I was due there a week
ago Thursday."
Watching Homer narrowly, the proctor
said:
"The vicinity is outside, son. Round the
back."
"Outside? Round the back?" Homer repeated querulously, for this struck him as
being a pretty fancy name for a privy.
"They teachin' school in them things?"
As the proctor nodded and steered him
to the door, Homer couldn't help admiring
the ingenuity of the authorities in creating
lecture rooms. And as he circled around to
the back of the Library, to a row of some of
the biggest damn privies he ever saw, he
suddenly realized that this must be where
he'd find that catalogue the librarian was
talking about. At last, things were beginning
to make sense, he thought, and promptly
fell into a fresh excavation.
BEAUTY-on-the-SPOT
THE BRIGHT SUN, as it shone down on our fair campus,
was no brighter than my spirits as I arrived to join the milling
throng. The broad sweep of lawns on every side were no
greener than I.
Where to begin? Throwing caution, to the winds I fixed my
green (it says here) eyes upon «
sterling looking character who,
with square jaw set, was standing
at the end of a long, longline.
Slowly we advanced to our goal.
After an hour or more the end
was in view. Alas! it was the
wrong end!! We had arrived at
the Book Store. This would have
been well and good if I knew
what books to get. However my
aim was to join tills here Institution first—and then find out
what I had to study.
Attracted no doubt by my
blonde hair, at that time untouched by grey, the man ahead of me
introduced himself in a quaint and
somewhat foreign way. He turned
out to be Homer Quincy of
Moose Groin, Sask. He who Jabe<.
was to immortalize; He to was
in the wrong line. After two or
more false starts Homer made the
grade. Still trusting to his judgement in spite of all, I too finally
found myself a full fledged freshette.
Away dull care!! Let joy be un-
conflned!! Life would now be
simple. Striking out on my own,
I headed for the Caf. I soon found
out that others (8,548 in fact,
Homer had gone to see the cow«
in the Aggie Building) had the
same idea!
And so it went, Caf, Book Store,
and Bus Stop. Then came the
great news! They picked me for
SIGNBOARD
MAVIS COLEMAN
"Beauty on the Spot" Surely, I would get a seat in the Library! Now I would find the doors
swing wide before me! My road
of learning would be smooth and
untrammeled! But, do I get a
seat In the library? on the bus?
Lady Godiva complete with horse
would be out of lucx and so was It
"God is on the side of the biggest battalions" or should I say
"the heftiest shoulders" and I'm
no fullback; So now I have
scrambled up the steep banks to
the road of success, here's hoping
I don't get pushed off at
Christmas!
With Malice Aforethought
By Peter Remnant
THE SUBJECT of obscene literature is far too big a one for the
miserable allotment of space at my disposal, but it's a grand field to work
in. Possibly the beet way to save time is to dispose of the related subject
of pornography with D. H. Lawrence's definition of it, as 'the rubbing
of the dirty little secrets In the mind*; that Is, the guilty and furtive
treatment of sex, to the delight of the young or perverted
With pornography ruled out we still retain the whole range of great
literature virtually untouched. The obscenity of Chaucer—in all its
broad Anglo Saxon plain statement—differs widely from the sensual and
over ripe romanticism of Baudelaire, and both differ from the cold, harsh
dissection of Joyce and Zola. But in no case do we find the shoddy,
slimy suggestions of vice and evil that flaunt themselves in the vast
product of the pulp industry, and even sneak into the closely guarded
world of movie and radio.
HARDY, JOYCE, AND LAWRENCE
The return to obscenity in literature, which began, 1 suppose, with
Hardy, is an effort on the part of authors to reestablish an honest and
natural approach to matters sexual, which have remained underground
and denied since the onslaughts of the nineteenth century moralists.
D. H. Lawrence has, in particular, identified himself with the specific
task of bringing sex out of the sphere of illicit and forbidden subjects
and giving it the- status of a natural force, to be discussed and treated in
a rational manner.
James Joyce is scarcely as purposeful in his treatment. Possibly he
has built on the firm ground won by Lawrence. Whatever it may be.
in the writings of Joyce sex takes its place as an important constituent,
often a brutally destructive one, in the minds of his characters, but never
more than a constituent.
ART VERSUS PULP
In every case the author is attempting to depict real people, with
genuine, life-like minds and motivations. As literature probes deeper
into thought and mental process the presence of what has been called
obscenity becomes more and more unavoidable. If this fact is offensive
to some readers, possibly as a result of a conditioned dishonesty in their
approach to reading, they should avoid exposing themselves; but to ask
a great author to frame his work for such an immature public would be
worse than criminal.
What it really comes down to is that such books as 'Ulysses' are banned, not because they are untrue, not because they condone and glamorize
immorality, but because they do just the opposite. Let a book like 'Kitty'
appear—tawdry and vicious, and, as Oscar Wilde would say, 'what k
worse, badly written—and we welcome it in five editions. But give us a
book which allows us no condescending smile, but cuts into the deepest
secrets of our minds and exposes the most purulent of our social abuses,
and we ban it and burn it for fear someone should believe lt.
So we are finally forced to the conclusion that there is no such thing
as obscenity in literature—if we are to regard that term in Its conventional
sense. There may be, and often is pornography, but what has been
called obscenity, if we try to put our finger on it, slips either into pornography or out of the field altogether. If we call Shakespeare and Joyce
obscene we must extend the term to include Gray's 'Anatomy' and the
'Oxford Dictionary'.
CLASSIFIED
WANTED—One genuine Anglo-
Saxon mediaeval Wassail Bowl,
with the Inscription "Was Hail,
Chums" in old English script on
the rim. Highest price will be
paid for the genuine article.
Bring to PUB OFFICE any noon,
FOUND—Wallet belonging to Catherine McLean. Phone BAy. 6265R
after 7 p.m.
LOST-On UBC Bus 11:05 Monday
morning a black wallet with broken zipper codtaining about $120
and valuable papers. Please
phone PAc. 7296 or turn into this
office.
LOST-Thursday, in vicinity of the
Registrar's Office a Ronson lighter. Finder please return to the
AMS office.   Reward.
LOST—Silver chaip bracelet with
silver heart attached, on Thursday. Reward. Return to AMS
office or phone BAy. 3655R. S.
Ogilvie.
LOST—1 navy blue rain-coat.
Please phone KErr. 2425-M.
LOST—Red change purse on the
campus on Wednesday. Please
phone Dorothy Patterson at
KErr. 2124-L.
LOST-Will driver of car in which
I left my lunch-box on Tuesday,
October 3, please phone J. Mon-
gomery at ALma 2456.
FOR SALE—Room and board 140
a month.   Phone FR. 4282.
WANTED—Motorcycle; Harley or
500 c.c British make. See Bob
Scott, Hut M 15.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
12:30—Womans' Rifle Club meeting for new and old members, Tuesday October 8th
at 12:30 p.m. in Arts 101.
12:30—All new students interested
in competitive skiing should
turn out to the V.O.C. meeting Tuesday, 12:30, in Ap.
Sc. 100.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER i
12:30—New member applications for
the Glider Club on Wednesday
October 9 at 12:30 in Applied
Science 202.
12:30—The Symphonic Club will
present the Violin Concerto
in D by Brahms, at 12:30
Wednesday in the Double
Committee Room.
12:30—Dr. Frederic Lasserre, UBC
Architectural Head, will speak to
the Architectural Club, Wednesday, 12:30, in Ap. Sc. 102.
12:30—The Symphonic Club will
meet on Wednesday, October 9,
in the Double Committee Room
in the Brock Building, Program:
Concerto in D for violin, by
Brahms.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
12:30: THERE will be an important
meeting of the UBC Swimming
Club on Thursday. Oct. 10th, at
12:30 noon. All members and prospective members are urgently
asked to turn in Arts 103.
ALL PHRATERES will meet
Thurs, at 12:30 in Aggie 100 to
hear Dean Mawdsley speak.
NOTICE—Have transportation from
16th and Dunbar Monday to Saturday, inclusive. All 8:30 lectures. Phon BAy. 6970-L between
7:00 and 8:30 p.m.
NOTICE—The Ubyssey has a letter
about sorority rushing which it
will be glad to print if the writer
will send in his or her name.
SWEET CAP0R1L
CIGARITTIS
"The purest  term in watch
tebetee   see   he   smelted"
Begin the
AUTUMN SEMESTER
• With a visit to our Art Department
• A complete line of Art and Drafting Supplies
• Fountain Pent and Pencils
• Loose Leaf Ring Books and Exereise Books
566 Seymour Street
PAciflc 0171
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Phone PA-0171
ADVANCE SALE
OF
STUDENT
TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
25 Cents
AT AMS OFFICE
AND
QUAD BOX OFFICE
Limited Number of Copies
Contains name, address and phone number
of all Students
TOTEM   PICTURES
The Photographer In
BROCK HALL Is Now
Taking FROSH PIX
ONLY.
Freshmen
Must Have Their
Pictures Taken By
October 12.
*§f^ V
Outdoor Club Members   URS Announces
Plan Thankssiving Climb    W**f-
A week-end of roughing it is in store for the members of
the Varsity Outdoor Club on Thanksgiving when they hike
to Vancouver's guardians, the Lions. An annual. affair the
hike will be compulsory for all new members and 150 to 200
are expected to participate.
Noted News Man
Visites Campus
JAMES M. MINIFIE, Washington, D.C. correspondent for the
New York Herald Tribune in his
visit to UBC yesterday stated that
he thought "the fact that all su-
dents have been accepted here is
a great tribute to the resourcefulness of the university."
Mr. Mlnlfie, who often broadcasts from Washington, D.C. on
the Sunday evening CBC Roundup, was, during the war, a member of the United States Department of Psychrtogical Warfare.
He helped establish 18 Italian
newspapers between Sicily and
Vienna.
Mr. Mlnlfie studied at Oxford
after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan.
Commerce Crests
Expected Soon
FIRST SHIPMENT of Commerce crests Is expected Saturday,
annonuced Frank Philips, president of the Commerce Undergraduate Society.
The crests are in three brilliant colors, hand cut and sewn
by a student veteran and his wife.
The Commerce crests are a replica
of the commerce pin and sells
for $1.25.
Order Lists were posted yesterday in the outer commerce office
and on the Quad notice board,
and all interested commerce students are asked t° Put thelr
names on the list.
Orders will also be taken for
crests of other faculties or clubs,
and interested groups are advisen
tc contact Bob Young.
UBC FENCING
CLUB EXEC.
CALLS FENCERS
"TO FENCE, to practice sword-
play, to use the sword scientifically." These words of wisdon, the
watchwords of this years UBC
Fencing Club, are to be strictly
adhered to by this years fencing
aspirants under the guiding foil
of coach Hale Atkenson.
At the first organizational meeting of the club, President Ken
Carter said that the club wanted
you providing you are Interested
in fencing. Ken also gave a general outline of the years activities
and announced the new fencing
schedule as follows:
Tuesdays   9:30 to 10:30
Thursdays   9:30 to 10:30
with a special Training Period for
experienced fencers on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 9:30. All classes
are to be held in HO 4 (just west
of the Oym). Coach H. Atkenson
will be ln attendance at all sessions, demonstrating and teaching
the "poke, parry and point" technique.
All members please pay fees as
soon as possible to enable the executive to complete the budget.
STAFF SEEKS
STUDENT AID
STUDENTS eating in the Snack
Bar in Brock Hall are asked by
Mr. Grantham to return their
dishes and trays to the large table
at the side of the room where
they will be removed to the kitchen by the maids.
Because of the shortage of help
students are asked to help as
much as possible in easing this
situation.
Complaints have also been registered thai gum has been found
on the floor ot the Lounge.
The party will leave Saturday
on the bus to Horseshoe Bay where
they will transfer to the Howe
Sound boat. The night will be
spent at St. Mark's camp with the
ascent scheduled for Sunday and
the return trip for Monday.
The club is also planning some
rock-climbing courses during which
Grouse Mt.  will   be climbed  the
NOTICE
All prospective new members of the Varsity Outdoor
Club are reminded that:
1. Your application forms
must be handed In at the Quad,
notice board not later than
Wedesday, October 9.
2. If you are going on the
long hike to the Lions you
must pay fl.00 deposit and 2
meat tokens at the Quad, not
later than Wednesday, Oct. 9,
3. Work hike discipline must
be obeyed at all times or, your
work hike will not be credited.
hard way over the sheer rock of
the Capilano Valley.
More excursions of this sort are
being planned for November with
a hike up Crown Mt. for the boys
while the girls climb Goat Mt.
Ski gymnastics classes, dry siding and ski teams are also on the
agenda with the services of Peter
Vajda, eminent Swiss and Vancouver skier having been procured
for the first
Campus Tag Day
Profitable
TAG DAY, Saturday, October
5, for the Loyal Portestant Home
for Children was successful on the
University campus, in the opinion
of Barbara Kelsburg, director.
While volunteer workers tagged
In the city, girls from the executive of WUS tagged on the
campus. They reported that students gave generously to this
cause and that results were gratifying.
As this institution for under-
priveleged children is a province-
wide organization it does not
come under the Community Chest
Drive and so must collect funds
privately.
Brock Hall May
Open Saturdays
COUNCILLORS have written
to Mr. Lee, superintendent of
buildings, but no word has yet
been received confirming the
opening of Brock Hall on future
Saturday afternoons.
The Snack Bar was open last
Saturday afternoon but as no
students appeared after 2 p.m. it
closed, and students turning up
after the Thunderblrds-Willamette
game were out of luck.
Next Saturday Uie lounge wlh
not be open as a Faculty Tea Is
being held hi the afternoon and
the Football Dance at night.
Directory Card
Sales Soaring
STUDENT DIRECTORY SALES
are booming. Up to 5:00 pjn.
Tuesday, 1,500 order cards haa
been sold, according to Jack Was-
serman, sales manager.
Sale of 5,000 order cards is predicted, but this is not the limit
and sales will continue until the
demand Is met. It is emphasized,
however, that only those buying
order cards will be able to obtain
a directory. No extra copies will
be published.
Order cards will be sold at the
Bus Stop, Quad, and at all important gatherings.
Small or Large
ORCHESTRA
For Your
PEP MEETS,  CLUB DANCES  OR   FORMALS
Phone
JOE MICELI
Three   Orchestras   At   Your  Service.
MAr.  2812   or   MAr. 2561
Richards Room 1
WEDNESDAY NIGHT is Radio
Night for UBC.
"There was Once A Young
Man," a whimsical fantasy by E.
Peter Duval a UBC student, will
be presented over CKMO at 9 p.m.
en the UBC Hour. This program
is in support of the War Memorial Gym.
The same evening, immediately
following the Drama series over
CKMO, a new series "UBC
Eoundtable" will be Inaugurated.
This program will be in the form
of a discussion group featuring
representatives of various campus
organizations in co-operation with
the Parlamentary Forum. The
monitors will be professors of the
Faculty and Department concerned.
Over station CJOR at 10:30 p.m.
the series "Music From Varsity,"
a program of concert and classical music will go on the air featuring student Artists of the University Musical Society.
FOOTBALL HOP
SATURDAY NITE
SECOND football dance of the
season will be held in the Main
Lounge of Brock Hall on Saturday, October 12, from 8:30 to
12:00.
Tickets for the dance, which is
being arranged by the Gamma,
Beta end Alpha sub-chapters oi
Phrateres, will go on sale on
Thursday, in the AMS office.
Frank Nightengale and his Varsity orchestra will provide the
music. The Snack Bar will remain open for refreshments.
Arrangements are being made
by Ruth Irish, Beryl Reed and
Mary Tremalne. - •
AMS CARDS
AVAILABLE
WEDNESDAY
Distribution of AMS cards will
commence Wednesday at 11:30
a.m. Weather permitting cards
will be distributed in front of tho
Brock, In the event of rain, fables
v/ill be set up in the north end of
the Brock. Cards will be distributed from 11:30 to 1:30 for several days and at a later date may
be obtained at the AMS office.
Oct. 12 Final Day
For Frosh Pix
OCTOBER 12 is the last day
for Freshman Pictures.
Mr. Walberer, photographer,
stresses the fact that those who
intend to have pictures taken had
better report to the Brock before
the rush at the end of the week.
To date, 460 Freshman have been
photographed, an average of 45
per day.
The price of $1.50 entitles each
student to a finished enlargement.
The same photo will be used
for Senior years.
WARN VETS
OF DVA TESTS
Major J. F. McLean, head of
the veterans counselling staff, announces there are still a few first
year student veterans who have
not taken the DVA apptitude
tests.
It Is essential that these students report to $* DVA hut» oa
West Mall, near the Armouries,
today at 6:30 p.m. This is definitely the last chance to write the
exams, and failure to report will
probably result in a long delay
in pay cheques.
Mussoc Banquet
Plans Complete
ANNUAL FALL Banquet and
Dance of the Musical Society Is
scheduled for Thursday, October
10, at 6 p.m. in Brock Hall.
Patrons at the Banquet will
comprise : Dr. N. A. MacKenzie;
Professor W. Gage, Honorary
President; Dean Dorothy Mawdsley, Honorary vice-president; C.
Haydn Williams, musical director;
E.V. Young, dramatic director; H.
Adaskin, Head of the Music Department; and Dean Buchanan.
Erica Nalos, who played a leading role in the Musical Society
during her days on the campus,
will be vocal soloist.
Teno Genis, active member of
the Mussoc, will render violin
solos, and John Fish, Business
Manager, will lead the community
singing.
Any former members of the
Society who would like to aatend
the Banquet and Dance are asked
to get their tickets by Wednesday,
October 9 from any member of
the executive or from room 207,
Auditorium.
FRESHETTE TEA
PLANNED TUES.
ALL FRESHETTE Home Economics students are invited by
the Home Ec executives to a tea
to be held hi the Brock Hall on
Tuesday, October 15.
The tea will take place in tho
Mildred Brock room from 3:30 to
5:30 p.m. and ls to be arranged by
Joan Park, president of the Home
Economics Undergraduate Society.
Members of the faculty and up-
perclass women will be on hand
to greet all new Home Economics
students.
THE UBYSSEY, Tuesday, October 8,1946.  Page 3
UBC Concert Orchestra
Need Student Musicians
WOULD YOU like to play in the concert orchestra?
Strings,   violas,   and   woodwinds   are   wanted,   and   bass
players are desperately needed.
Lack of instruments need not put
oft any interested musicians, since
this year high quality instruments
will be loaned to any student desiring the use of one.
REHEARSAL HELD
First rehearsal was held Sunday
night at Harmony Hall, and a tentative program was drawn up for
the year.
Entering its third year on the
campus, the Concert Orchestra So.
ciety, under the direction of
Henning Jensen, is aiming for a
versatile students' orchestra by
taking a survey of orchestral talent
among the students.
TOUR PROMISED
An excellent library of music is
available and this year will be
climaxed by a tour in the spring.
Next rehearsal will be held
Sunday, October 13, at Harmony
Hall, 1655 West Broadway, beginning at 7 pjn. sharp.   All mem
bers are asked to be there early to
ensure the rehearsal starting on
time.
Anyone interested is requested
to phone President Howard Barton at KErr. 4725-R or Jim Court
at FA. 2828-R for further particulars.
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i\ WILLAMETTE OUTCLASSES UBC
4 the gospel...
according to LUKE MOYLS
IT'S NO EASY LIFE
CONTRARY TO THE POPULAR BELIEF that the life
of a graduate manager of athletics is easier than that of a
street cleaner in a one-horse town, it seems to me that such a
position—particularly at this university during these trying
times—has more than its share of troubles.
Personal, I would rather have one of my relative's jobs.
I have many of them—relatives, that is—and they all seem
to have solid positions with upstanding corporations of one
sort or another.
Take the case of my beloved Uncle Zeke. His real name
is Ezekiel. Well, Zeke works in a rubber factory, and he
really has an easy time of it. He only works four hours at a
stretch.
And then there's Josh. Josh is short for Joshua. Hes
my third cousin on my mother's side. (There are two sides
to any family, I guess, and every once in awhile they pull
out their respective family trees by the roots and start a
battle royal).
But to get back to Josh. He's really a big-time operator,
Why he's got 10,000 men under him, and he doesn't have
to work hard, either. What does he do? Well, he's night
watchman at the graveyard.
Opposition On Every Side
As for my mother and father, they're making so much
money I really shouldn't have to work for a living. They've
got a corner on the iron and steel industry. That's how I got
my job in the shipyards during the war. Yes, they're doing
will in the iron and steel business. You see, my mother irons
and my father steals.
Well, now that you've got the lowdown (it really is, isn't
it?—low down, that is) on what an easy time my relatives
have of it, here are some of the inside slants on what the grad
manager has to contend with on the UBC campus.
After dreaming up a special plan whereby UBC students
who are ardent sports fans could get a special rate—the
Booster Pass plan—we ran into some opposition in the way
of nasty rumors to the effect that the ticket is not really a
bargain. The result: Instead of selling the whole 500 on the
first day, sales went slower than a snail's pace.
We were all set to pack the stadium in an orderly fashion,
for it would have been a much simpler proposition with 1000
additional covered seats on the east side of the field. But
everyone knows just how the building situation stands, and
it's unfortunate, but we didn't have that new grandstand for
the first game—and maybe we won't even have it for the
second.
In The Hot Stove League
And then there are the sports scribes and radio announcers. We have to keep them happy if we want the necessary
publicity. So we planned a luxurious $700 press and radio
booth for the stadium. We were all set for that joyous look
of surprise which would appear on each and every one the
faces of the various sports scribes and radio announcers. But
here again we were stumped by building shortages.
We even went to the extra trouble of planning a small
concession stand for the stadium. There's no doubt about it,
hot dogs and coffee go well with a football game, as any grid
fan will tell you. Hot plates and other hardware were obtained after much difficulty and we dared to hope we would
be able to supply the crowd with the welcome refreshments.
The obstacle was something different in this case. After
plans for the stand were completed, it was found that it would
be impossible to supply the required electric power because
all lines have been overloaded since the addition of huts near
the stadium.
Maybe we'll buy ourselves a nice second-hand coal stove
with which to heat up the hot dogs. There's really not much
trouble to lighting one.   Grandmother used to do it.
In those days—according to my Boy Scout Manual—
they had to start a fire by rubbing two Indians together.
ICE HOCKEY
CANDIDATES for the Thunderbird Ice Hockey Team are notified
of practice dates and times set out
below:
Tues.,    Oct.    8—5:45-6:45    p.m.;
Fri„   Oct.   11 - 10:00-11:00   p.m.;
Tues.,   Oct.   15 — 5:45-;6:45   p.m.
'Fri.,   Oct.   18   -   10:00-11:00  p.m.
All practices are held at the Forum in Hastings Park. The season
practice night is Thursday from
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
JYM CLUB
Lthe Gym Club must
gymnasium tonight
MAA NOTICE
KEITH MACDONALD, President
of MAA wishes to call the students' attention to Article 24 of the
Constitution of the Alma Mater So-
, ciety as follows:
No student is allowed during the
session to take part in athletic
competitions or games for any
team or organization other than a
University team without the consent, in writing, of the Men's or
Women's Athletic Directorates.
SOFTBALL
Jokers vs. Mu Phi, Tuesday, Oct.
19, at noon.
IRSITV BOOK STORE
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.
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Don Nesbitt, Doug Reid Star
AsJUBC'Drops Opener 26-13
By LAURIE DYER
VANCOUVER'S WEATHERMAN, 4000 screaming grid
fans and two great football squads all got together Saturday
afternoon to put on the greatest show in many a year to be
seen at the Varsity Stadium.  Although the Willamette Bearcats bettered the Thunderbirds by a 26-13 margin, very few
of the amazed spectators stopped yelling for the Blue and
Gold cause until the Bearcats' last touchdown in the dying
minutes of the battle.
And after it was all over, coach Greg Kabat was satisfied.
As he said himself, "the boys were in there with a tough team.
They did all right for their first game.   And that was the
impression of everyone who witnessed the first tilt of the
Pacific Northwest Conference grid loop.
If the moguls who are supposed to know their football
are right and the Willamette squad is the strongest team in
the Conference, UBC's chances for the future look very
bright.
The weakness of fhe whole eye-       ~~~———————^———
tern was in blocking. Tills was to
be expected after playing the Canadian code up to this time but it
made it virtually impossible for
the Varsity backfield to advance
the ball via the ground route.
When the team took to the air
however, it was lovely to watch.
The long right arm of Doug Reid
shot back and suddenly the ball
was on its way. From out of nowhere Don Nesbit, the starry individual who made a name for
himself last year in the English
rugger field, was up in the air and
somehow managed to come down
with the pigskin tucked safely
away.
JOHNNY OWEN'S MIRACLE
HAS TENTH ANNIVERSARY
By HAL TENNANT
TO PLUNGE—headfirst—five stories down an air shaft
and live was the miraculous experience of our own Johnny
Owen, exactly ten years ago Saturday. And anyone who has
even so much as squinted in the direction of the Stadium will
testify that its popular manager is very much alive today.
I was aware of Johnny's claim to        ^————^———————
FIRST BLOOD
It was Williamette who drew
first blood however. In the first
quarter, Varsity got the, ball on
downs in their own 1 yard line
to stave off a determined offence
but only temporarily. The Bearcats recovered on a fumble and it
was freshman ace Johnny Slan-
chlk who drove across on a quarterback sneak. Reder kicked the
convert
The Blue and Gold seemed highly
annoyed to say the least. But it
was just a few minutes later that
the fans were treated to the sweetest play of the day when Don Nesbit literally grabbed a pass out of
the hands of four Bearcats and
galloped 67 yards to score. The
convert failed.
At the 16 minute mark of the
first half, Chuck Furno intercepted
a pass and led the boys down a
69 yard dash to paydirt. This time
ti «j Williamette convert failed. The
B areata led 13-6.
NESBIT AGAIN
This was the sign for the Thunderbirds to go on the march again.
It all started at the 27 minutt mark
when Reid tossed the pill to Nesbit again. It was good for 15 yards.
The next play was Reid to Nesbit
which brought the front wall 15
yards closer to the goal.
But when the next play was
Reid to Nesbit and our Don stepped
over the line, the crowd went mad.
UBC was most certainly holding
their own.
A Williamette threat at the end
of the half was broken up when
Reid intercepted a pass on the 10
yard strip and ran it back to the
36 before being dragged down.
SECOND HALF
The second half proved disastrous to the 'Birdmen however.
A fumble was recovered on the
Varsity 30 yard line and Williamette advanced the ball to the four
yard line.
A determined effort to keep the
Bearcats away for four plays but
but McKeel finally went over to
give Williamette the lead. The convert failed.
It began to look as though the
Varsity boys were going to do it
again when they took the ball to
the opposition's two yard mark but
a penalty and a loss finished the
threat.
The finale came in the form of
a tally by fullback Howard Lorenz
to make the final score 26-13.
The next tilt between Western
Washington and the UBC team at
the Stadium next Saturday. With
this game under their belts, the
'Birds gained the necessary experience to go ahead on the next
game with fewer worries.
SWIM CLASSES
PHYSICAL Education Swimming
Classes for Tuesday, October 7, at
Canadian Memorial Pool, 16th and
Burrard.
2:00-2:30—Beginners-Men.
2:30-3:00~Senior Men.
3:00-3:30-Intermediate Women.
3:30-4:00—Senior Women.
The swimming fee of $2 must be
paid at the P.E. office by Wednesday, October 9.
feme when I called on him on his
"tenth anniversary"—but apparently Johnny wasn't. In fact, to
put It mildly, he was very reluctant to discuss the matter at all.
The stocky manager was lining
out the grids for Saturday's game
v/hen I approached him about a
personal interview. Suddenly—as
of then—he was busier than ever,
here. Ya want a job?"
OFF TO THE OFFICE
I found after a few minutes on
the lime cart that VJohnny wasn't
taking as dim a view of my presence as he'd liked to let on. So I
tagged along when he went in to
that overgrown phone booth he
uses for an office.
Piecing together what I could
pry out of Johnny with what I
could find in the morgue of a city
dally, I would say the story went
this way:
It seems that until that unlucky
day—or lucky, depending on your
point of view—Johnny Owen had
been working for a local air-conditioning firm. On that particular
day he was doing a job at the top
of an air shaft in what was then
"the new post office building".
The rope rig supporting him slipped, and Johnny plunged earthward to remain for forty-five minutes, wedged in the bottom of the
shaft in a space narrower that a
man's body.
RECEIVED FIRST AID
His fello workmen, unable to extract him, called the fire department, and rescuers lowered a fireman by rope ladder. First aid was
administered, and the barely conscious Johnny was hauled to the
top of the shaft. He was removed
from the shaft by the only way
possible—inching hds limp form
through a narrow hole at the top.
From there he was carried down
several flights of stairs to a waiting ambulance.
Johnny spent the next ten
months iri'sSt. Paul's hospital, taking over hisvjp-esent job a few
weeks after his discharge.
Today, at 43, Jolihny considers
himself lucky to be aliv^ and more
than kicking. To the casual observer, he is one hundred per cent
fit.
But the accident affected his entire right side. His spinal column
isn't what it used to be, and Johnny can do things with his right
shoulder that he couldn't do ten
years and one week ago.
Johnny Owen may look back on
his survival and call it luck—but
we call it guts, brother, we call it
guts.
TENNIS
GIRLS who signed up for tennis
intramurals please look on the gym
notice board to see who they play
and arrange your own match.
Deadline for first round is Saturday
Oct. 12. Enter up winner on score
sheet.
DE FOREST CROSSLEY
1936 MODEL RADIO
8-Tube,   Equipped   for   Record
Player.
Phone: PAciflc 7764
Femme Hoopers
Begin Workouts
FEMININE basketball s t o ck
flew up a couple of notches
Thursday evening when a myriad
of capable casiba beauties paraded onto the gym for the season's first practice.
Back from last season's quintette and eager to start bouncing
the melon on the maples for the
Blue and Gold are Nora McDer«
mitt, Kit Shores, Phoebe Manly,
and the Vincent twins.
Newcomers to university sport,
but products of various hlghschool
combinations, a galaxy of prospective candidates reported to
Coach Ruth Wilson.
From Kink Ed comes Marnie
Summers, star performer for that
club last season. Marian Bennet
arid Jane Pendleton represent last
season's Duke of Connaught entry,
new face, garnered her experience
while playing for Magee.
From Chiliiwack and boasting
a good knowledge of the game
Elaine De Lisle and Ester McNair
were out on the floor amoung
the others.
BASKETBALL PRACTICES
Tues., Wed., Thurs.)-Thunder-
birds and Chiefs from 4:30 to 6:00.
Tues.—Senior B from 6:00 to 7:00.
Wed.—Inter A Freshmen from
7:00 to 8:00 and Fri., from 8:00 to
9:00.
Inter A Upperclassmen, 8:00 to
9:00 and Fri., from 5:30 to 6:30.
Inter B from 6:00 to 7:00.
Thurs.-Senior B from 5:30 to 6:30.
$»*»*&'
A BENDABLE,
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Imagine a lead so
flexible it will bend
like a bowl
Imagine a lead that
will take a point in
the dullest sharpener
. . . and make over
4,000 check marks
before it needs re-
pointing (
10c each, less In quantities.
SERIES AGAIN—Huddled around the radio, intent on
the World Series, a group of avid baseball fans listen with
reverent silence to the great classic at the Pub radio down at
the Brock. Yesterday, the Cards evened up the standings
by trouncing the American League champions, the Boston
Red Sox, 3-0.
DICTATOR
Small model record player
equipped with automatic record
changer—Space    for    Records.
Phone: PAciflc 7764
Tuesday, October 8,1946.
Page 4
LAURIE DYER, Sports Editor
Reporter Roams Dressing
Rooms, Bumps Into Coach
By NAP TURNER
REPLETE WITH pencil and sheafs of paper, this reporter
performed the dressing-room beat Saturday afternoon in a
heroic attempt to gather colour for our renowned sports
sheet. Buffeted about by brawny bruisers who had augmented their physical stature considerably by donning the
mail of the gridiron wars, he struggled through tense cordons
of junior managers to reach his quest.
When finally the smoke had 11ft-
and a very weary squad of Willamette Bearcats staggered Into their
hideout 'neath the stadium, the
cagy custodian of the press accosted Coach Walt Ericson, and shoved
the traditional notebook in his face.
In self-defence, the wily mentor
replied: "Our boys were gunning
for a 45-0 victory; in fact they were
already turning towards their press
clippings in the local papers. . . .
our boys have a great aerial attack,
but the blocking held you back.
We were lucky we didn't meet you
later In the season."
PRESIDENT IMPRESSED
While taking down these words
of wisdom which were pouring out
effusively now, your press suddenly realised that a new personality
had entered the dressing room.
Dr.   G.   R.   Smith,   president  of
Williamette, came in to congratulate his boys. Between numerous
well-deserved backstops, the genial American looked up and beam,
ed little excerpts of praise for the
Thunderbirds.
"We expected a walkover," he
began, "but we didn't get it; . . .
somehow we got the impression
that we were to be treated so a
display of over-refined sportsmanship; instead UBC outcharged us
for a better part of the game. . . .
Unless College of Puget Sound or
Whitman come up with an exceptional lineup, you should win the
rest of your games. . . .Our line
is the biggest you'll run into; ot«
averages 192 pounds, and that
centre Hill is no youngrter."
He  certainly   wasn't;   that  boy
tops the tape at 6* 7".
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