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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
Chem Dept.
Extra Fee
Chemistry students at UBC
received a forceful reminder
yesterday that the department
has grown a great deal in the
last two years. This is one of
the main reasons that it has
been found necessary to levy a*
fee on all students in the Chemistry department.
These extra fees up to a maximum
of $10 will be payed by any student
taking a chemistry course. Entrance
to the "labs" will be refused until
students have paid their fees, At that
time, they will be given a pass for
laboratory work.
In announcing the institution of the
Chemistry fee, Dr. Norman A. M.
MacKenzie   stated   that   in   the   case
Due to the greatly increased
cost of chemical supplies and
apparatus, the University finds
it necessary to charge a special
fee for all students taking laboratory work in chemistry. ..This
fee will be three dollars in Chem-
try I and on a graduated but minimum scale for students in senior
courses who use additional materials.
This special charge for chemistry
is In keeping with the practice
in other Canadian and American
universities. It Is being instituted
now in order that adequate quantities of supplies may be maintained in the face of rising costs.
The fee will be collected in the
labs by a representative of the
University from Monday to Friday,
October 20th to 24th, 1947.
Norman MacKenzie
of veterans who are in receipt of
DVA assistance the fee would be
treated in the same as , other fees
and DVA will be billed for amounts
"The increase in costs makes it
necessary if proper training is to
be given," said Dr. MacKenzie. The
only alternative would be cut out
a great deal of the lab work.
Dr. R. H. Clarke .head of the department of Chemistry drew attention
tc the fact that Chemistry labs are
different from other labs such as
Physics in that the material simolj
"goes down the sink" and cannot !;e
usee, again.
—Ubyssey Photo by Bob Steiner
LUXE THE ARABS, these members of the UBC Jokers Club folded up their tents and stole
away Tuesday night after seiging Brock Hall and picketing the AMS office all day. Retiring,
but still determined to have AMS President Grant Livingstone meet their demands for a new
clubhouse, the Jokers took down their "temporary headquarters" that had proved a blot on the
landscape in front of the student-owned building.
Big Celebration Honors
Cairn Trek Anniversary
Book Exchange
To Close Friday
UBC's campus book exchange will
close Friday at 3 pm after turning
over almost,' 10,006 university texts.
The student book store, operated
by the Commerce Undergraduate Society, will begin next week to pay
students for books sold and to return texts still remaining on the
Since its opening in September, the
exchange has sold more than $7000 in
used texts, an all time record,
Still a glut on the market at the
exchange are a large number of first
year English, chemistry anr1 physics
Twenty-five years ago, on October 28, the students of UBC
made their historic trek to Point Grey. This year a special celebration, in addition to the traditional Cairn ceremony held in
September, will honour the trekkers of '22.
After   the   first   Great  War  halted
construction   of   buildings   on   Point
Grey,   nothing  further   was  done   to
establish  the University  on  this site
untill   students   started   agitating   in
Workers Enlarge Radsoc
Into $37,000j Studios
"The Voice of UBC" has been silenced by the unsentimental
hammers of Brock Hall workmen- But this is the beginning, not
the end, for the University Radio Society.
Out   of   the   rubble   in   the   Brock §*-	
basement will come an ultramodern
$37,000 studio for UBC's campus
The new studio will contain a
broadcasting room with facilities for
producing and broadcasting "Thunderbird Theatre" and other UBC programs  from  the  campus.
Also included will be an announcing booth and a luxurious club room.
Finishing touches will be completed
by Christmas and the Radsoc men
will   take over   during  the  holidays.
"Thunderbird Theatre" will be resumed in January and 13 shows are
scheduled  for  the spring.
Also to be featured in the new
studio will be equipment for making
recordings needed by campus organizations.
"And maybe, in a year or two,"
says spokesman Cal Whitehead "we'll
have a Frequency Modulation transmitter."
"This, of course, would be as much
to the benefit of the extension department as to us; so we hope they'll
contribute towards the project. Such
a transmitter would cover the entire
lower mainland and the extension
department could reach thousands
more people than they do now," he
Bureau Reports
Job Improvement
Winnipeg, Man, Oct. 15 (CUP)-According to the second interim report
of the Bureau of Technical Personnel,
university graduates have a better
chance today than ever before to find
employment in private industry.
The recently published report emphasized, however, that the college
graduate should improve his English.
One of the fifteen largest employers
in Canada expressed criticism of
most graduates, "because they can't
express themeslves properly in English, either written or spoken".
Nevertheless, the situation in general looks very good for grads. Approximately 850 of the 1334 employers
interviewed by the bureau believed
that' there is a trend toward freer use
of men and women with a university
About half of the 500 employers
who offered any comment on present
university training considered it satisfactory, good or excellent. The views
of the other half ranged from minor
criticism to "comments which were
Pianist Featured
At UBC Symphony
First in a series of five symphony
concerts to be presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be
heard in the Armories at 3:30 pm
The concert's are sponsored by the
special events committee of the LSE.
Jacques Singer will conduct the
orchestra, with Jan Cherniavsky as
soloist, Jerry MacDonald, L£>E president announced. A full two hour
program will be presented:
Carmen Suite No. 1   Bizet
Concerto No. 3 in C Minor . Beethoven
Jan Cherniavsky, Pianist
Red Cavalry March    Gould
Excerpts form Lieutenant Kije 	
1 The   Birth   of   Kije
3 Kije's Wedding
4 Trikoa
Fugue for Violins  Dubensky
Capriccio Espagnal    Rimsky
Season tickets for the entire series
are being sold at $1.00. They are on
sale in the AMS office, and will be
sold in the Quad box office and in
the Caf Friday noon. "Season tickets
do not ensure reserved seats," said
MacDonald, "but they do guarantee
the holders getting in promptly and
getting a seat."
Single tickets, priced at 25 cents,
will be sold at the Armories door
at the time of the concert.
Tired of crowded conditions in the
Fairview shacks, and tired of waiting for the government to do something about them, the students took
matters into their own hands in the
summer of 1922.
The "Publicity Campaign Committee" was formed under 'Ab.' Richards,
AMS president. 'Varsity Week' was
declared for October 22 to 29, ..and
56,000 people signed a petition which
was sent to Victoria. On Saturday,
October 29 students paraded through
Vancouver, took street cars to Tenth
and Sasamat and trekked to the Point
Grey site.
Where the University now stands,
the pioneers threw stones into a pile
for the cairn, and posed for pictures
on the base girders of the science
building begun in 1941.
The campaign was a great success,
On November 9, 1922, Premier John
Oliver announced that SIV2 million
was to be used to build UBC at once.
The University opened September
30, 1925 and the first annual homecoming was held. Homecoming this
year will be on Saturday, November
Arts Undergrads Sponsor
Pep Meet Script Contest
In an effort to instill life and vigor into their organization,
teh Arts Undergraduate Society will sponsor a competition for
the best scripts writen by Artsmen and to be presented at
Arts sponsored pep meets during the coming year, the AUS
executive announced this week.
sentation of thnir skits. <*> ____—
Judges say scripts should range be
tween 15 and 30 minutes in length
and should "reflect an Arts theme with
university flavor."
Entries must be submitted to the
AUS competition chairman in the
AMS office by November 15. Decision
of the contest's judges will be final.
President Raph Huene andJus ex
ecutive plan to engage the co-operation of either the Jokers or Players
clubs to enact the winning scripts
Eligible for the contest are all Arts
undergraduates, whose scripts will
become the property of the AUS.
Winning entrants will receive acknowledgement of authorship
Grads Who Leave
Are 'Plain Cheats7
CCF Speaker Tells Socialist
'Owe Duty' to Canadian Masses
University students who turn, after graduation, to greener
pastures abroad received a sharp rap on the knuckles Wednesday from Colin Cameron, provincial president of the CCF-
"Any man who accepts an educa-<3>
tion at the expense of the masses and
then turns his back on his country is
nothing but a common cheat," he told
the UBC Socialist Forum.
Calling on students to use their
education for the benefit of the Canadian people, Mr. Cameron said, "It
is not hard to see there is something
wrong with a society that permits
the lumber industry to make huge
profits out of the natural resources
of B.C. while leaving the people of
Canada unhoused."
He told students they owe a debt
to the laborers, loggers, miners,
farmers and fishermen of B.C. who
have made it possible for these students to get a University education,
"I want you to think of all those
men and women, your patrons, so to
speak, who have made your education
possible." he said.
He said that it was not these workers who urged closing of the University during the depression, but
that it was the wealthy who had
urged this in the interest of economy.
Mr. Cameron recalled the poverty
and misery of the depression of the
'30's and stated that Canadian economy was heading towards a repetition of those years.
Mr. Cameron said that the lumber
industry in B.C. destroys "the society it feeds on" by demanding huge
profits for itself while depriving the
nation of its resources.
AMS cards will be given oat
starting Friday morning In the
Main Lounge of the Brock. This
years card is an ironbound Identification. Of somewhat larger size
than last year the card will bear
the students name, number, year
and faculty. The AMS card, void
unless signed and replaceable at
50c, enables students to take advantage of many privileges such
as free admission to special events,
games, all Pass features and reduced admission to certain downtown theatres. It also enaWes
holders to play the University
golf course at reduced green feet.
Students are reminded that their
Library Cards must be produced
to obtain their AMS cards.
Poet Sponsors
UBC Book Week
UBC English professor Earl
Birney will sponsor the campus
observance of Canadian Book
Week, November 1 to 8.
Decrying present state of Canadian
economy which, he said, American-
dominated, Mr. Cameron asked the
students if they intended to "follow
out resources to the United States or
to do something about it."
New Concession
Calls For
A call went out yesterday for two
more students to go into partnership
in the shoeshine concession offered
by Peter Dyke in the south basement
of Brock Hall.
The one applicant for the venture
is Don McKinnon, who stated that
he would need at least two other
fellows to put in time at shining
shoes and operating the checking
Prof. Birney, poet and critic, is one
of many UBC faculty members who
Ocan claim the distinction of being a
man of letters.
With other authors on the campus
he will join in observing the week
set aside in Canada for recognition of
home-grown talent in the literary
Other well-known authors whose
works lend distinction to the university are Eric 'Jabez' Nichol and Cecil
Craig, who has published a work on
economics and politics in Canada,
The youngest UBC author whose
works will be featured during the
week is law student Bill McConnett,
already credited with two novels
and now working on a third.
Several of his short stories are hi
print, one of them in the Desmond
Pacey collection.
The week is sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association in order te
bring   Canadian   literature   into   the
Noted Fashion Stylist
Shows Colorful Display
Miss Olive C. Berry, B.Sc, educational counsellor and
stylist for Simplicity Patterns, treated a fashion-conscious group
of students to a colorful display of college attire in Brock Hali
at noon yesterday.
Miss Berry introduced  15 new fall <S> -
styles   which   ranged   from   campus-
casuals to dinner dresses. She also
explained how these could be made
by college girls themselves.
" I have a busy life too" Miss Berry
explained, "but I make my clothes
in my spare time. It's relaxing and
serves as an outlet for the creative
urge   that   every   woman   possesses."
Co-eds who crowded the stage room
thrilled at the sight of a crisp taffeta
formal and a black velveteen "date"
dress. They were also assured that
the low hem line is here to stay
a while.
Miss Berry, who was invited to UBC
by the Home Ec. club, is introducing
« new Simplicity educational program on her tour across Canada. Recently she has styled and presented
fashion shows in high schools and
colleges in U.S.A. and Canada.
Dorothy Pearson, president of the
Home Ec Club, introduced Miss Berry
to the audience. The models were
chosen from girls in the Home Ec.
'Bird Deadline
Set For Tuesday
Next Tuesday is the deadline for
students with contributions for the
Thunderbird, UBC's lively young
campus magazine.
Already a sheaf of short stories,
humorous sketches, poems and even
plays has been stuffed into the
quartererly's "contribution" drawer in
its room in the north basement of
Brock Hall.
Executive of the publication wante
to have as large a selection as possible,
according to Editor John Wardroper,
before it starts the job of choosing
which items to put in the 'JHrninder-
bird's planned 32 pages.
Poetry editor Hilda Halpin said today she advises poetry-writing students to attemp lonmal rather than
free verse. PAGE 2
Thursday, October 16,1947
The Daily Ubyssey
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GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,   Tore   Larssen;   Features   Editor,   George   Robertson.
Photography Director, Bob Cave; Sports Editor, Chick Turner.
Students Council overlooked an important eventuality when they formulated the
amendment to the code lifting the ban on
political clubs which they were successful
in getting passed at the general meeting
earlier this month.
At the time, council calculated that all
the existing political discussion forums would
leap to the opportunity to organize themselves into the long awaited political clubs.
Council was no little worried when the
socialist forum voted nearly unanimously to
retain their forum status last week.
The socialists' reasoning is sound- They
point out that there are many branches to
the overall philosophy; that of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation being a small
one. The difficulty is obvious. There are no
recognized parties in Canada espousing the
doctrines of socialism except the CCF.
There are a good many members of the
socialist forum who do not wish to limit
themselves to the doctrines of that party and
claim that the forum system is much more
Their request to remain as such confused
council momentarily when it was discussed
at Monday's meeting.
Council recognized their request as a
legitimate one and set about to find a method
of allowing socialism to be discussed and
studied without identifying it with the CCF.
As it happened, the solution was a simple
one. Council had included the phrase "and
comparable organizations" after their reference to political parties with a view, we
believe, towards including the campus Technocracy discussion group. It is altogether
likely that the socialists can legally classify
themselves as a "comparable organization"
and form a club which might be called the
Student Socialist Club. All courthouse legal
and everybody is happy.
There is, of course, no constitutional
justification for prohibiting forums as they
were originally conceived- The problem is in
defining and then in enforcing the required
balance of program.
It appears to us that such a balance is
all but ridiculous. It would be far too cumbersome to present speakers attacking the
tenets of socialism for every speaker favoring
the philosophy ... all in the fifty minutes
allowed for the meetings.
A second, point of some alarm to the
student politicians arises from the clause in
the recent amendment demanding that there
be no strings between the national party and
the club. This seems a little unfair to the
parties and we await with some interest the
opinions of the respective national conferences when the campus clubs make rash statements to the downtown press under the party
once over
Dear Janitor:
Far be it from me to criticize your administration of janitorial duties in the Publications Board (hereafter referred to as the
I know I may not be the tidiest scribe in
the Pub, but I have got a conscience. Honest
I have. I wince a little each time I throw a
cigarette butt on the floor. And I'm fire conscious. I always find a heavy set reporter to
step on it and make sure it's out.
And I have got morals. I always stop
and think for a minute before making obscene
squiggles on the Pubs' walls. And honest, I
have your interests at heart when I make
sure I'm using only a BBB drawing pencil.
(Those drafting pencils are sons of guns,
aren't they, Janny, old boy?)
Maybe I did make a little extra work for
you the day I hid the coke in the chandelier.
But did you notice I left a chair nearby for
you to stand on when you had to take it
down? The same chair that I had needlessly
scratched up with my hobnail boots. No sense
needlessly scratching up two chairs when
you can needlessly scratch up only one, I
thought to myself considerately at the time.
And it's not really my fault if the editor
flies into a fit of rage and pulls the telephone
wiises all to hell, just because I happen to be
on the extension telling him this is Canadian
Press calling and is it true that the Library
has just burned down.
You might say, Janny old boy, that I'm a
victim of circumstance. People are no damn
good and I'm one.
But I'm hoping, Mr. Janitor, that you'll
be willing to forgive and forget. Just take out
your little broom and whisk away all malice,
as you might say.
I hope that you'll look at the whole
situation just the way I do, heh, heh. Personally, I'm quite ready to laugh the whole
thing off at a moment's notice. After all, what
are a few broken chairs and windows between
friends, eh, Janny, old boy? You might even
say we make life interesting for you, don't
What I'm trying to say is I'd like to ask
a teensy-weensy favor of you. Now don't
think I'm trying to criticize your work. As I
said before, far be it from me.
Personally I think you're just about the
best little old janitor that ever there was.
I always turn a deaf eye, as you might say,
whenever I pass that big pile of rubbish that
has been growing up in the middle of the
Pub floor for the past month or so-
And I didn't scream bloody murder for
more than half an hour the night I was working late on the paper and you, you old rascal,
locked me in and went home. I enjoyed listening to the radio down here that night, even
if I did wake up later and begin to wonder
how the copy paper would taste for breakfast.
But there's one little thing I'd like you
to do some time. Just any old time when
you're not busy. Would you, that is, could
you possibly take out the burned out bulb
from over top of the city desk and put in a
nice new one? Hmmm?
I didn't mind sharpening two fingers instead of my copy pencils last week. As a
matter of fact, they'll probably come in pretty
handy if I ever want to point at anything.
And I didn't really mind much the day I
worked for two hours on a lead story for the
front page and they told me when I got it
finished that there wasn't any ribbon in the
But you might say, Janny old boy, that I
was—heh, heh—a little, shall we say peeved?
the day I came in and typed a whole history
essay before a dim form came into the gloom
and told me I was using an accounting machine and what did I think I was going to do
with all those lovely, lovely figures?
I'm an Artsman, Mr. Janitor, and I guess
I'm the only Artsman on the campus with a
second class standing in Commerce 729. But
honest, Janny old bean, I don't want a second
class in Commerce 729. Or, to put it bluntly,
I don't even want to be a Commerceman.
I just want you to put a new bulb in over
top of the city desk. Let there be light, as
you might say.
Your old pal,
Dear Sir:
There is one force on this campus which is at present contributing
to the interfaculty antagonism so
strongly that I feel the time has come
to slop merely watching it in action,
and to bring it to light.
In the past years this force has
lec-cn directed by capable hands solely
along the lines of promoting university good will. This year, however,
it is directed by an individual whose
prime achievment as its director has
been to turn one-half of the student
body against the other half, through
the use of utter falsehoods and unfounded opinion.
The force is our own Daily Ubyssey editorial. You, Mr. Editor, as its
director, have intentionally misrepresented the cause of all sciencemen
at this university in your uncalled
for, and untrue, editorials of the last
two weeks, At the expense oi facts,
you have made every action of the
engineers or their representatives
detrimental to the good of the university.
Students in Applied Science have
oerh?ps more fellowship and faculty
spirit, than have the members of any
other faculty at UBC. This, probably
because there are no social cliques
such as fraternities and sororities to
divide their number. But sciencemen
have also UNIVERSITY spirit, and
just as much as the other faculties.
If you go to a football or basketball
game in which varsity is participating, you will find, I'll wager, on account of those present, a full quota
jf sciencemen — and you'll probably
find they cheer the loudest.
As for the recent AMS meeting,
the engineers, backing Ron Grantham in what they believed, and still
believe, was a reasonable attack
against the Student Council, were a
distinct majority until 1:30 p.m.
Then, because of their full timetables,
most cf the sciencemen had to return
to lectures. Unfortunately (or fortunately for the Student's Council) by
the time ».t; vote was taken on Grantham's motion it was 1:35 p.m. and
the sciencemen were only 300 strong.
Concerning freshman pond dunking,
if the pocr freshman who was thrown
in the pond (recent Ubyssey)
had looked and inquired a little
more carefully about the gang who
treated him so poorly, I for one am
sure he would have found that the
majority of the gang were third year
Arts students.
Past editors of the Ubyssey have
not taken such a concentrated stand
against Sciencemen, for they have
realized that about 30 per cent of
their readers are from Applied
Science ranks. All I ask from you
miicI the Daily Ubyssey some unbiased factual editorials, in place of
those diatribes against Joe Science.
Ap. Sc. '50
In first place, J. L., you are unjustified in attacking the editor as an
Individual. All decisions on matters
pertaining to policy are made by the
editorial board which is comprised of
ten members of the staff.
In the second place tlie Daily Ubyssey cannot bc held responsible for
opinions expressed in the Letters to
the Editor Column. We are obligated
to print all letters received in good
faith from members of the Alma
Mater Society. Suggest you confer
with "freshman who was thrown in
the lily pond."
In the third place, we do not feel
that our policy is "contributing to
interfaculty antagonism" as strongly
as you suggest. We feel that what
we have said is true and we are willing to stand by our convictions. We
have a right to our opinions.
We must ask, however, that you
read the second item of the masthead,
printed at the top of this page. We
are not attempting to foist our opinions on the student body as necessarily those of the majority.
As far as cohnunlsts are concerned
we make no effort whatever to dictate or to influence, in any way, the
subject matter presented In the various regular features of the Ubyssey.
Columnists, too, have a right to
their opinions.
We have always attempted in this,
as In past years, to comply with the
requests ot yotir final paragraph. Of
course, you must realize, that an editorial cannot be, as you term it, unbiased. Editorials are meant to express opinions and an unbiased opinion is as far as we know, non-existent.
Finally we still believe that council's action was entirely justified and
we shall continue to say so.
Wc suggest that you find a columnist with opinions sympathetic to
your own, and send him down to the
north basement of Brock Hall.
Dear Sir:
(The following is a letter to all
Did you like The Ubyssey statement last Tuesday, "The sleeping bear
awakes?" You propobly didn't. I
didn't either. But the situation that
prompted it is probably true. What
are we going to do about it?
Have we any exclusive Arts songs
or yells? If we have they're never
heard of. We haven't an Arts crest!
Ifs damned well time something
was done about it!
Your AUS Executive has a few
suggestions. We want pep! Can you
write? Write a script for a pepmeet. We are offering cash prizes,
look elsewhere in this edition for
details. Can you write songs, think
up a yell? Do so immediately and
send them to the competitions chair- |
man of the AUS at the AMS office.
The days when you had to be an
Engineer to go to university are
over. Let's put the Arts faculty back
in the public eye at UBC. I know
we have diverse courses and hold
our classes from the Aggie Pavilion
to Hut M 1 but we can recapture
the old spirit again. It's up to you.
Support your AUS committee. Turn
out to Arts events. Wear your Arts
pin. It's up to you—and you can do
it!    '
Ralph Heune,
President Arts Undergraduate Society.
All members of the AUS executive
are requested to attend a meeing in
the men's clubroom of the Brock
Monday October 20 at 12:30.
Camera club meeting Friday at
12:30 in Arts 106.
Hillel Study Groups Thursdays:
Jewish History 12:30 Arts 203. Beginners' Hebrew 1:30 SCM club room,
behind Brock.
Urgent—would person who found
a brown alligator wallet please phone
owner again as message as lost. AL
0359   R.
Would Ray Ellard and Stuart Turner
call at Information Desk AMS Office.
Typing dene to your specificatons.
Phone Ker 0714Y
Anyone interested in joining a car
chain—vicinity Kerrisdale shopping
distict—please  phone  KErr.  0497 M.
Phi Delta Theta fraternity pin on
Tuesday, September 30. Finder please
phone KE. 1168. Reward.
Diology 100 text lost in Arts 100
Tuesday morning. Phone BAy. 2574 Y
or turn in at AMS office.
Log vector slide' rule. Please
phorte Dave Frost at Rich. 1352R. Reward.
Black, plastic zipper purse on campus. Please phone BAy. 9215 L or
leave at AMS office.
Pair brown kid gloves. Please
leave at AMS office.
WANTED: University girl to exchange light services for part of
board. Good home in Unifersity area.
ALma 0568 R.
Urgently wanted—a .copy of the
French version of "Maria Chapde-
laine." Phone Blanche at AL 2258 M.
Wanted: Ride for three girls Corner of third and Dunbar for 8:30's.
Mon. to Sat. Phone Bay 9810 R, Willing to pay.
Car chain from West End—vicinity
English  Bay.    Phone MA.  5806.
Students to carry Commerce colors
in the UBC intramural sports program are sought by the Commerce
Undergraduate  Society.  »
A special booth in the Commerce
quad will register students for the
noon hours sports program this week.
Ride to Seattle for two, Friday to
Monday. Share expenses. Phone
Fred, BAy. 6549 L.
Y«i, It's a call that's echoed everywhere, tht call to mors smoking
pleasure offered by Philip Morris
English Blend. You too, will like tho
distinctive flavour of this very distinctive cigarette. It's so smooth-
so mild—so completely satisfying.
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appearance. Buy Brylcreem in the handy,
convenient tube today I
NO GUM-NO SOAP-NO ALCOHOL-NO STARCH Thursday, October 16, 1947
Visiting English Girl
Finds Canada 'Utopia'
by Yvonne Agazarian
At the request of The Daily Ubyssey the writer of todays
feature, a young lady from England, has written her first
impressions of Vancouver and the Canadian way-of-life.
In May, a new type of rabbit arrived in Vancouver. With
the rabbits came an English girl for a six months visit to Canada.
After the restrictions and shortages <$>	
of England, Vancouver  was  Utopia.   . >>»«*
Shops were stacked with food to be   Lt I IfcKd
had for the asking. At one meal it
was possible to consume a week's ra- TO   THE    EDITOR
tion of meat, eggs, bacon and butter.
Cakes, pies, cream, all that had not
been seen for six years were a rather
bewildered apparition.
Turning to clothes, it was hard to
dissociate them from 'clothing coupons, if it was cold, you bought a
sweater, just as simple as that, with
no fear of not having enough to buy
a spring suit.
Cosmetics of every brand were actually in abundance. Smart shoes, cheap
cigarettes and real nylons. What more
could an English girl want?
People were friendly, and conversations struck up at the slightest opportunity. English taciturnity has improved considerably during the war,
under the bombardment of Canadian
and American soldiers, but there was
not the degree of friendliness and interest shown by street car acquaintances.
Jobs seem to be so much better
paid, opportunities so much more
promising, prices much lower. Food
is not quite so favourable, but cigaret-
es are 33c as to 67c in England. Who'd
be a non-smoker?
With the six months drawing to
an end, and dismal visions of a return of cold and unheated winter and
the Ration Book, the only possibility
of staying was as a student.
Working your way through university in Canada is a reality but in
England, with fees four times as high,
an impossibility.
But as a freshette, with mid-term
exams drawing near, a Ration Book
occasionally seems preferable.
Seeing Red
After many years under the
Artsmen's literary whip, the
Engineers are at last emancipated. This column is dedicated
to the unbiased representation
of the Engineers news and
views. Too long have we been
shy and retiring, but at last,
through the medium of this
column, we can speak for ourselves.
Any engineer having a legitimate
announcement .article, theory, hypo-
theseis, invention of beef, may contact Blotz through this column and
his views will be aired. Finally, we
should say that although we try to
reflect the opinions of the faculty as
a whole, we are not an organ of
the E.U.S.
We hear that the Artsmen are
to have an injection of adrenalin in
the form of new cheers and songs.
Undoubtedly they need it, But the
hypo is doomed to failure, for according to the best medical authorities,
adrenalin works only when the patient is still breathing! While we're
on the subject, it is time that something was done about our own repertoire of songs and yells. They are
sadly overworked, so how about some
of you budding composers drafting
something new . , . printable that is!
While   standing   in   the   quad   the
ftther day, working out Civil 260 problems in our head and wondering if
'dis force equals dat force, some of
the local quail passed by. The sight
of those ghastly shrouds was almost
too  much  for  our  already anaemic
hormones ,and in frustration we turned to poetry (?).
Let's give shears to Engineers
Who'll gladly up and leave their beers
To trim and hem those little dears
And dress them fitting to their years.
Things around are dark enough
Without these extra clouds,
Why can't they wait until they're dead
To put on ghostly shrouds?
Big EUS meeting October 16 at 12:30
in Ap, Sc. 100. President lion Grantham will report on the EIC conference
which was held in Toronto last May.
Also on the agenda, will be a discussion about third year representation on the EUS. All third year men
should turn out and settle this question.
Dear Sir:
It has come to light 'following the AMS general meeting Oc
tober 2 that the students, in passing
the amendment permitting formation
of political clubs, have with one hand
granted us a set of political freedoms and with the other hand taken
a set away.
Last term two important student
organizations were created. These
were Socialist Forum and the Communist Forum. A so-called Democratic Forum made an abortive attempt
to form. There was nothing to prevent formation of other ideological
groups such as a Capitalist Forum, or
a Private Enterprise Forum, or, for
that matter, a Fascist Forum.
Now that we have official politicr
freedom on the campus we find that
the Socialist and Communist Forums
are required "to change their names
to the party which they embrace," or
suspension by the AMS.
This means that the Socialist
Forum would become the CCF Forum, and the Communist Forum would
become the LPP Forum.
The catch is that a very considerable number of students, sincerely interested in one or another ideology,
do not wish to become a part of a political party. Two hundred members
of the Socialist Forum felt so strongly about this matter at a business
meeting Wednesday that they voted
almost unanimously to ask council's
permission to retain their name. The
group was founded for the discussion
of socialism, not for the discussion of
any particular party brand of socialism.
Thus we find that the students have
granted themselves political freedom
on the party level, and have denied
themslves freedom on the ideological,   non-partisan   level.
The pattern of history proves that
political  freedom  must  be  complete
or it does not exist at all.
Eric Broderick
Dear Sir:
Yes, I followed the gridiron 'Birds
to Bellingham. I knew that many students from UBC were making the
trip and I was looking forward to it.
However, when I got to the game, I
found that the football game was definitely only a sideline for over half
our students. Everywhere you looked, groups of enebriated UBC students were, in general, making fools
of themselves. Instead of what would
have been a terrific cheering section
it was a drunken brawl. The cheerleaders were trying their hardest, hut
to no avail. I wonder what Bellingham will think of UBC when they
pick up the debris. Instead of getting drunk and calling down our
fighting football team, why don't
some of these grandstand quarterbacks try to play a little football
themselves. Anyway the least they
could do is to conduct themselves as
most sane people do. I certainly will
not stop following the 'Birds but it's
a sure thing that next time I shall
head for the opposition's cheering
section, and thus get away from
these self-centered individuals whose
only extra-curricular activity seems
to be drinking.
Your Truly,
An ashamed and disgusted student.
Jim F. Munro has been elected
new pipe major of UBC's skirling
Scot bagpipers.
Munro was /amed to succeed Pipe
Major Ian McKinnon, who dropped
the post due to pressure of other
Practice times for the band are:
Tuesday and Thursday noon in HL.
3 and 4 for beginners' classes; Wednesday noon in HL 3 and 4 for band
members and stick practice; Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m, in the Armory for
pipes and drums.
Extension Dept.
Sponsors Films
"Pictures of significance" the new
art course sponsored by the Department of University Extension will
feature several well-known artists
when it starts on October 15.
Tlie series will include discussions
on the remarkable qualities of actual
paintings, important trends in the
styles of painters and details of the
lives   of   the  masters.
Lecturer for the opening session at
the Vancouver Art Gallery is B. C.
Binning, talented Vancouver painter
and instructor of the summer session course in "Painting for Pleasure".
The new extreme length in women's
skirts won't last, in the opinion of
Hazel Scott, noted boogie woogie
piano queen.
During an exclusive interview with
The Daily Ubyssey, the well known
Trinidadian expressed a critical
opinion of the present fashion trend.
She has always liked a skirt that
comes to the middle of the calf, she
said, because it is "more graceful."
-Courtesy   Vancouver   Sun I EXTREMES  "UGLY"
HAZEL SCOTT >    Not a lover of extremes, she finds
ankle length skirts as "ugly" as those
whioh come above the knee.
The wife of a Baptist minister and
the mother of a 14-month-old boy,
she visited Vancouver in one of many
concert appearances that took her
across the United States and into
Hazel Scott received her musical
training at Juiliard in New York,
doing her studying during the day
and playing evenings with her
mother's orchestra.
3:30 P.M.
All Proceeds to Vancouver
Community Chest Red
Feather Campaign
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time - Glamour Formats and Wintertime Bridal Pageantry.
VANCOUVER'S FASHION CENTRE it says here  .   .  .
"Before and After" McConnell, a self-professed booster
of Canadian football, and Gregory "Hardrock" Kabat, an expert
on American football, made some pretty loose statements the
other day concerning the relative merits of the two games.
Being merely an interested student of both codes, and
neither a booster of one nor an expert on the other your humble
scribe (with all due apologies to Chick Turner) forthwith
presents his views of aforementioned 'statements.
Coach Kabat is the first one to go out on the proverbial
limb. I refer to his statement:
"End runs are pretty, when well executed, but have no
place in American football."
Davis Did Okay
Possibly, Mr. Kabat, burdened as he is with the problem
of finding a sure-fire formula for a UBC victory, has failed to
take note of the 31-game undefeated record of Army. Possibly
he has forgotten one of the greatest halfbacks in the United
States—Glen Davis.
Davis ,the "Mr. Outside" of the sensational Davis-Blanch-
ard combination, proved without a doubt, in the opinion of this
onlooker, that end sweeps have a definite place in an American
football offense.
Columnist McConnell appears equally prejudiced with his
statement that American football has nothing more to it than
"a line smash over centre or over right and left tackle, with a
few jump passes or forwards"
After all, Mr. McConnell, if generalization is what you
want, then Canadian football could be explained away by the
statement that it is nothing more than a glorified case of buck,
buck and kick.
Sure They Differ
Obviously, any person who has ever witnessed a well-
played contest of either code would accept neither definition.
Certainly the games differ. But the mere fact that they
differ does not mean that one is a finer game than the other.
Of necessity, Canadian football relies upon fancy laterals
-nd other "dipsey^doodle" plays. With only three chances to
make the all-important ten yards, a liberal amount of deception
is a must for every Canadian football club.
American football ,on the other hand, with its four downs
and unlimited blocking, places more emphasis on precision
blocking. The added down also gives the American quarterback
a chance to "gamble" on a forward pass.
That a well-executed lateral is more crowd-pleasing and
more effective than an equally well-executed forward is something that Mr. McConnel would apparently have us believe-
And it is something that I for one, find hard to digest.
Getting back to Kabat, we would like to disagree with the
declaration by the Thunderbird coach regarding the Western
Washington fiasco.
Who's To Blame
Kabat said, according to McConnell, that "UBC looked
better than at any time this season."
The Thunderbirds did not look to us to be up to par in
their tilt with Western Washington. Nor were they up to par
in the College of Idaho.game. Whether the fault lies with the
coach or with the team is something we cannot answer. Nevertheless, the fault is there. And UBC students are waiting, none
too patiently, for its correction.
One last gasp- If the Thunderbirds are ever matched
against the Blue Bombers and the Bombers win—as Mr. McConnell seems to feel quite possible—then Iwill buy Mr. McConnell
a ticket to an American football contest—a spectacle obviously
very alien to him.
Gals Open 'Mural Basketball
As Arts, P.E. Squads Conquer
Although the clubroomless Jokers had a bigger audience,
the Arts I-A girls put on just as good a show when they edged
out Arts IV 10-9 in the initial tilt of the intramural basketball
schedule Tuesday noon. The game was hard fought and clos.2
all the way, Arts I-A leading 7-6 at half-time.
High-scorers for the winners were &
Pat MacGilliaray  with  6  points  and
Norma Flott with 3. Doreen White
and Yvonne French accounted for all
the losers points with 5 and 4 respectively.
At the Gym yesterday, the women
took over the basketball court as
Physical Ed I and II defeated Home
Ec and Aggies respectively.
Excellent "broken field running"
and neat interference which would
do credit to the 'Birds went for
naught as PE II ran through the
Aggies 9-5. Despite the play of Mae
Milling, who scored all five points,
the Aggies were no mat.-h foi the
PE's led by Doreen Campbell's pivot
playing. Grace Titus was high scorer
for the winners with two baskets.
In the second tussle, Nora McDermott pushed up four points to show
the way for the other PE win. Home
Ec made a game of it until McDer-
mott's second basket put the winners
ahead 7-4, just before full time.
Big Block Femmes
Elect Officers
Under the chairmanship of Jackie
Sherman, the nine active members
of the Women's Big Block Club elected their officers for the year at the
first meeting of the season in the
Mildred Brock Room at noon, Friday.
Elected were Sheila Stewart, president,  and Masie Ewart,  secretary.
The seven remaining members are
Norah /McDermott, Yvonne French,
Jackie Sherman, Taddy Knapp,
Doreen Campbell, Jean McKinnon,
and Barbara Seymour.
Members discussed plans and made
arrangements   for   the   Homecoming
luncheon for all ex-Big Block Mem-
|1«hj for Novem
Grad Sports Enthusiasts
Mould New Booster Club
Something new in the form of booster clubs is being inaugurated by Dr. Frank Turner, secretary manager of the
Alumni Association.
3>    A   temporary   executive   has   been
chosen  to form  the  nucleus of  the
Grassmen Take
Weekend Games
UBC emerged victorious from two
exhibition grass hockey games which
were played last Saturday. An all-
star team chosen from the Varsity
and UBC squads met an ell-star
Indian aggregation at Connaught Park
and humbled the redskins 6-0.
The Thunderbirds played a fast
and heady game, and had little trouble
in defeating the opposition. Goals
were scored by forwards Les Bullen
and Bruce Benham, while halves Ned
Larsen and Bob Ross also contributed
to the total.
Varsity's third hockey team played
o combined YMCA and Faculty squad
on the campus. This newly-formed
team got away to a good start by
blanking their enemy 3-0. Outstanding players for Varsity "B" were Ivan
Hanson and Bertie Bribace. Bribace
played for Egypt in last year's Internationals and will fry out for the
Varsity  "A" team next Saturday.
The Mainland Field Hockey League
consisting of eight teams will get
under way this Saturday. Games will
be   announced   in  Friday's  Ubyssey.
club. President is Jack Stevenson,
Commerce '40, a former Thunderbird
football star. Vice president is Ralph
Henderson and Secretary Treasurer
is Luke Moyls, neither of whom require any introduction.
Primary aim of the club will be
to enlist Alumni and all other sports
enthusiasts outside the campus in
active promotion and support of intercollegiate athletics. A somewhat simi-
liar idea lead to the formation, years
ago, of the Quarter-back club, but it
lacked continuity and soon folded.
This new endeavour, with sufficient organization and support, could
go a long way towards putting UBC
on the sports map.
This would help to attract potential
students and athletes to UBC, and to
keep our own BC talent from straying
to greener fields. Later, perhaps, the
club would offer promising students
scholarships or bursaries, on the
grounds of all-round scholastic and
athletic achievement.
A meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 17, in the Faculty
dining room, at which time organization and objectives will be discussed.
. Another 'Bird in Training
Weather Slows
Weekend Climb
Sunday morning at Deek's Lake,
130 dripping mountaineers held a
conference, after the five mile grind
in from Porteau.
Soaked by the cold rain, and with
no sign of a let-up in the weather,
they were trying to decide whether
to continue their climb or return to
their base camp.
These members and hopefuls of the
Outdoor Club had come in to Porteau
on Saturday. At 6 a.m. on Sunday
they set out for Mt. Brunswick, but
the weather had failed them. Their
solution was to send on a token party
of five do-or-die types to make the
peak, while the others would return to their base at Ridley's camp.
Herman Genshorek, Cam Cheritom,
Jack Lintott, Jack Carson and Cliff
Rennie returned, successful, to the
base at 10 p.m. Because of the miserable weather conditions, the return
climb required fourteen hours.
Dear  Sir,
In the interest of those out-of-town
students who follow various sports
(soccer, rugby, etc) in the collegiate
and city parks, may I suggest that the
location of these parkes and routes
thereto published in a subsequent
issue of your excellent (in my opinion) daily. Any information regarding
a reduced rate upon presentation of
one's student card would also he
I feel that the s'pace utilized in such
an announcement would benefit
many. Thanking you for any atten-
tion   which   you   may   give   to   this
matter,  I remain,
Yours very truly,
D.  R.  Hum
There will be a meeting of the
Archery Club Thursday noon in Arts
103.   All members please attend.
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Thursday, October 16, 1947
CHICK TURNER, Sports Editor
ASSOCIATES—Hal Murphy, Al Hunter, Dick  Blockberger
REPORTERS THIS ISSUE—Gil Gray, Bruce Saunders, Sheila McAwley
Dick Penn, popular senior manager
of basketball on the campus is appealing for more managers for the
UBC basketball squads. Any student interested should contact Penn
at the Gym at 4:30 this afternoon.
Meeting—Glider Club will meet on
Thursday, October 16 at 12:30 in Ap.
Sc. 202.
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There will be a Track Club meeting
in tlie Men's Club Room in the Brock
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10.00   Muffin Dish with hot water
compartment 12.00
Tax extra
This means that the
lead is actually bonded
to the wood. You can't
buy better office pencils!
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