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The Ubyssey Jan 7, 1947

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 The Iceman Cometh
UBC Artsman Solves Rock Riddle
Ubyssey photo by Bob Steiner
ICE CRUSTATION formed on the bottom of the five inch model caisson shortly after it was cracked from the
rock under a torque of 1500 pound inches, over four times the force to which it might be subjected on Ripple Rock.
Ripple Rock, widely celebrated
navigational hazard in Seymour
Narrows, may soon be removed
through the application of a revolutionary device conceived by
Jack Lubzinski, fourth year physics student.
Lubzinski's proposal, seen by
Public Works experts as "remarkable in its very simplicity involves the use of a modified caisson
designed to freeze to the rock by
the action of dry ice and alcohol.
Floated in at low tide the caisson
will be solidly and permantly attached to the rock, the water
pumped out, and drilling operations carried on from the inside.
In this way drilling ana tunneling can be performed from a solid
foundation. The inability to establish such a foundation is the chief
reason for the failure of the formr
operations from anchored scows,
when   the    current    proved    too
strong to allow permanent mooring.
On completion of the drilling
operations ttho tunnels will be
charged with explosive, the caisson removed, and the rock will be
Tlie total expenditure involved
in Lubzinski's plan is but a fraction of previous budgets since the
entire operation will probably cost
less than $100,000. Proposals submitted to the Department of Public Works up until now have
mounted as high as $9,000,000.
Lubzinski first conceived the
idea as a project in Physics 19, an
experimental course offered in
fourth year. With the cooperation
and encouragement of Dr. H. D.
Smith, popular Physics professor
who has since left the University
to head the Nova Scotia Research
Council, Lubzinski saw the appli
cation of his  idea and developed
it experimentally.
In a long series of experiments
carried out in the basement of
the science building Lv.bzinski concluded that his model caisson
when frozen to a trial block of
granite approximating the actual
conditions of Ripple Rock, would
successfully withstand a torque
at least four times the proportional force to which the full size caisson will be subject in operation.
With the aid of information
gathered in his investigation Lubzinski has calculated that a freezing mixture of dry ice and alcohol
will produce a sufficiently low
temperature to freeze the ciasson
solidly to the rock in 25 to, 30
minutes. Since the rock is exposed
for aproximately 35 minutes at
low tide a considerable safety is
here introduced.
Further application of the freez
ing mixture will be required only
to  overcome conduction losses.
This lastest inspiration is not
the first time that Lubzinski has
enjojed the scientific limelight
his bridge designs have twice
earned hiin recognition in the past.
A model of his suggested Marpole
viaduct crosing from the airport is
now on display in the Provincial
Parliament Buildings.
The release of synthetic rubber
was all that prevented the production of an ersatz wooden tire developed by Lubzinski several years
Only last year he displayed a
group of drawings at the Art Gallery involving a revolutionary
mathematical interpretation of perspective, in which he demonstrated
that straight lines diminishing to
a point at a distance do not appear
as straight lines but as exponential
LUBZINSKI pours dry ice into
merged in the experimental (tank
serves to dissapate gaseous carbon
Ubyssey photo by Bob Steiner
the caisson to freeze it tothe rock sub-
containing salt water. The electric fan
dioxide fumed off from the dry ice,
Gym Drive
Decision /
Due Friday
The 1946 objective of the War
Memorial Gym Drive has been
surpassed by a comfortable margin, Perm McLeod, executive manager of the drive announced Monday. Construction of the gym will
begin when approval has been re-
ceied from the Board of Trustees.
To date the objective of 1200,000
has been surpassed by $7000. By
the end of the Spring term the
total is expected to near the
$219,000 mark.
On Friday, January 10 the final
meeting of the Gym committee
will take place and acting on their
recommendations the Bofird of
Trustees will decide the future of
the drive and the construction of
the gym.
Tentative plans include a campaign for active canvassing of the
alumni conducted by Art Sager.
Beside these, revenue will be received from the play, Richard HI,
the sale of record and various
other functions still in the formative stage.
Sadie's Day Dance
Saturday, Jan. II
Climax of Sadie Hawkin'f week
is the annual WUS coed which
will be held Saturday, January 11,
in Brock Hall,
Tickets at $1.00 a couple will be
sold only in the quad box office
from 12:30 to 1:30 every day this
week. As only 400 tickets are a-
vailable they will not be sold at
the dance. Barbara Kelsberg, president of WUS. announced that
tickets are expected to be sold
rapidly so every girl should purchase her tickets as soon as possible.
Frank Nightingale and his orchestra will provide music for
dancing from 9t00 p m until midnight.
Judges Praise Ubyssey
In Trophy Competition
One of the two runner-up positions in the 1946 competition for the Bracken Trophy was awarded to The Ubyssey
at the Canadian University Press conference in Toronto
during the Christmas holidays.
The University of Toronto's
daily student newspaper, The
Varsity, won the trophy, which
ia awarded on the basis of news
content, typographical make-up,
and editorial content. The other
mnner-up was the bi-weekly
Manitoban of the University of
The Varsity received the honor
for what judges considered "its
broad and crisply written coverage
of student news, its simple, dignified make-up, and its independent,
Toronto Students OK
Cocktail Lounse Plan
The undergraduaves of the University cf Toronto, by a
majority of three to one favour public cocktail lounges, according to the results of a student survey published in the
December 6 "The Varsity" daily.
Feature question of the survey,
which contacted a scientifically-
chosen cross-section of more than
15,000 people was: "Assuming that
you are eligible to vote in the
(Ontario) January 1st plebiscite
on cocktail lounges, how would
you vote?"
The results: Yes, 72%; No, 25%;
Undecided, 3%.
Those supporting the government's stand on introducing legislation to permit the operation of
public cocktail lounges gave most
often as  their  reasons:
"Take away the glamour of forbidden fruit."
"It's time that Canada was
grown up in her attitude toward
Those answering ''no" to the
above question gave as their reasons:
"It's a move planned by brewer.", distillers, hotels and restaurants to make huge profits."
In general, those answering "Yes"
said that the reform was a good
one and that "undercover drinking" would be noticeably decerased.
Onv of the pretty Argentine coed.'-:, accordiin; to The Varsity, said
that she was }uite surprised at
the number of "drunks" in Toronto
streets; she advocated cocktail
lounges in order to 'curtail drinking in overdoses.
One girl said that she was getting very tired of carrying ia 26-oz.
bottle around in her purse when
she goes out with a boy friend.
A boy said that lounges would
be an excellent idea if they alscj
passed a law requiring women t<4
pay fr rtheir own drinks. I
U of T Probes •
Colour Incidentj
protest rally in University oft Toronto's Convocation Hall resulted
in the decision to establish a
mittoe 'o investigate racial
crimination on the U of T<f
The protest was a direct aftermath of a recent incident in which
a Negro student was barred from
a   bridge  tournament.
well-handled editorials."
The Manitoban was commended
for ''its high feature content, well
presented, showing excellent development of copy from staff and
students and giving real body to
the paper."
Commendation was offered The
Ubyssey "because of its excellent
news coverage brightly written
and compactly edited."
In all, thirteen university newspapers from coast to coast entered
the competition,
The judges were: Mr. Gillis Pur-
cell, general * manager of The
Canadian Press and Honorary
President of CUP; Mr. R. A, 'Far-
quharson, managing editop of the
Toronto Globe and MajV, Mr. Sydney Scott, managing Editor of The
Vancouver "Pally Province; and
Mr. G. V. Ferg;ison, editor of the
Montreal Star/.
SINCE 1944
The- Bracken Trophy, presented
by the Hon. John Bracken to entourage development of newspapers represented in the membership of the Canadian University
Press, was first put up for competition in 1944. In that year, awarded oiv the basis of clarity of editorial thought and expression, it
went to the Dalhousie Gazette.
Last year, when judged on the
same basis as this year, the competition was won by the McGill
This year marked the first time
that The Ubyssey was named
among   the   runners-up   for   the
All Pubsters s^-c cordially commanded to attend a meeting in the
Publications Board this Thursday
noo>\ This includes Don Ferguson,
Don Stainsby, Harry Castillou,
Laurie Dyer, Leslie Kyle, Laura
Haati, Bruce Bowell, Jean Mac-
Fa rl i*ic Joan Grimmett, Val
Sears, and Five Guys Named Moo.
Jack  Ferry will  pour,
McGoun Cup.
Tiff Looms *
Desireability of maintaining occupation forces in China and
Greece will come under discussion
when the four western Canadian
universities meet in the annual
McGoun Cup debates on January
Held in Vancouver, Edmonton,
Saskatoon and Winnipeg simultaneously, tho debates have been
a regular feature of campus life
since the early 30's.
Debating for the University of
British Columbia in Brock Hall at
8:30 p.m. will be Jim Suthreland
and Rosemary Hodgins. They uphold the affirmative of the resolution; that occupation forces be
removed from China and Greece.
Miss Hodgins and Sutherland will
meet a team from the University
of Alberta.
UBC's travelling team of Michael Creal and Gordon Reed will
debate against the University of
Manitoba men at Winnipeg.
Judging is done on a point basis
with two points given for each
vote. In this way it is possible for
a team to lose one debate and still
win  the  competition,
The event will be a pass feature
at UBC. Admission for those who
do not have passes will be 25 cents
for adults and 15 cents for high
school students.
Duplessis Rapped
On Witness Probe
MONTREAL, Jan., 6, (CUP)-A
meeting of the Students' Society
of McGill College resulted in a
near-unanimous vote recording
protest against the action taken
by Quebec's Premier Duplessis a-
gainst the Jehovah's Witnesses
shortly before  Cnristmas.
Jim Paterson, president of the
McGill Civil Liberties Committee,
which inaugurated the protest,
claimed at the meeting that "the
law does not always coincide with
justice or with moral right."
He went on to say that although
many people do not agree with
the methods and attitudes of the
Witnesses of Jehova, "we all have
the right to put up bail."
Awards Presented
To UBC Students
Three scholarship awards have
been made to UBC students.
The University scholarship in
Nursing and Health of $200 has
been awarded Margaret Anne Ful-
lerton, who made an average ot
87 per cent.
A $250 scholarship offered by
the Britannia Mining and Smelting Company Limited was won by
C. H. Howatson, UBC graduate,
for his original research on the
mineral  content of plants.
The Caribou Gold Quartz Mining Company Limited scholarship
was presented to John Lamb and
Walter Young, wlu received $100
No. 31
74 Non-Vet
B ACs Asked
For Excuses
Seveny-four non-veteran stut
dents will be asked to withdraw
from UBC unless they can present some legimate reason for
failing their Christmas exanun*
ations, Medical information not
previously known to the authorities may be accepted by the dean
as an excuse.
Veterans who failed are being
judged individually by the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
Examination results for first and
second year students residing in
the metropolitan area of Vancouver and first year students whose
home address is elsewhere in Canada were mailed Thursday night.
Out of twon second year students
may pick up their results in the
Registrar's Office.
Upper class students will receive their results later in the
Record by faculties of first and
second year students who failed
is: Art and Science, first year, 29,
second year, 17; Applied Science,
first year, 19, second year, 6; Agriculture, 3; Nursing, none,
Research Gifts
Total $75,000
Two grants totalling $75,000 have
been received by the University
of British Columbia for scientific
research and other purposes, according to Chancellor Eric W.
The Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Co. of Canada Ltd. has
donated $50,000. It will be used for
chemical and non-ferrous metallurgical research.
Mr. J. N. McConnell, President
of the Montreal Star, has donated
§25,000 earmarked "for any purpose which will meet a special
Sai; Chancellor Hamber: "We
ar< particularly grateful for this
vo-y generous gift because it has
Ixfn given in a spirit of goodwill
f'om a prominent businessman in
the East who is genuinely inter-
R'.ted in Canada's most Western
and youngest University."
Announced at the same time
was a donation from the B. C.
Telephone Company of $1,500 for
1946 and $2500 for the year following.
Other large donations to UBC
curing the past year include $25,-
000 from an anonymous donor, for
research; $50,000 from Robert Fid •
des ($5,000 annually for 1(1 years)
I'o: the Chair of Music; and several valuable donations from Mr. H,
H. MacMillan.
NFCUS Conference
Declared Success
UBC's Student Council delegates to the annual conference of the National Federation of Canadian University
Students returned to the campus yesterday, enthusiastic about
the future of NFCUS and determined to set up fa. full-time
JSFCUS committee at this university.
~in^Wr*words of AMS president	
Ted Kirkpatrick the conference,
held in Toronto December 26-28,
"was in every way a success."
Kirkpatrick told The Ubyssey
that "Not only did the members
present establish the necessary
intercollegiate relations, but we
also started to get more benefits
for students, such as reduced railway rates."
The other Council delegate, Don
McRae, treasurer of the AMS,
emphasized that "NFCUS can be
of substantial benefit to every university student in Canada" but
cautiously added that "the benefits can only be secured if every
participating university puts forth
a maximum effort."
Both Kirkpatrick and McRae
intend to suggest to the Student
Council that in order to make
UBC's participation in NFCUS
more effective a standing committee for the federation's affairs
be set up on this campus.
They said yesterday that they
would urge that with the leadership of the Council the committee
be organized within the machinery
of the USC Undergraduate Societies Committee or some similar
At the NFCUS conference several committees were established
for study of Canadian inter-university problems. Among tire matters to be investigated are further
reductions in railway rates for
students, inter-university debating
on a national scale, inter-collegiate
athletics, and student employment.
UBC undertook to make the
study of employment problems,
especially in reference to the exodus of graduates to the United
States, the transfer of graduates
from province to province, and the
relations of veteran students to
post-graduate employment.
During the discussion on intercollegiate athletics in Canada,
UBC's delegates, mindful of last
year's Hardy Cup losses, took the
stand that UBC could resume athletic competition with other Canadian universities only if the others were prepared to assume a
reasonable share of the financial
risk involved.
The federation elected Maurice
Sauve, of the University of Montreal, as president for 1947-48. It
also decided to ask UBC President,
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, to be
Honorary President of NFCUS.
Other decisions made will result in the setting up of a permanent NFCUS secretariat at Mc-
Ma.ster University and commitment of all members to a sharing of conference travel expenses
hy  a pool arrangement.
(See Politics Banned Page 2)
Winter T* Bird V?
On Sale Now
Students who failed to get their
copy of the winter issue of The
UBC Thunderbird during the pre"
Christmas examination whirl can
do so today when the campus
quarterly goes on sale in the quad
and at the Caf entrance. It is also
sold at the book store and AMS
Only a few hundred copies of
the 28-page, illustrated, student-
written magazine are available,
said Editor Alan Dawe.
Besides an article explaining
modern art, complete with examples, the issue features humorous
articles, short stories, poetry and
several spicy  cartoons.
Late DR. W. URE
Death Claims
Cham Professor
Dr. William Ure, MA.Sc, Ph.D.,
F.R.S^C. professor of chemistry at
UBC and one of Canada's most
brilliant research chemists died of
a heart attack while working at
the University Saturday, December 21.
Dr. Ure had suffered from a serious heart condition for some
years but continued his work on
the teaching staf*.
Born in Glasgow in 1898, Dr.
Ure came to Canada as a child
and was educated at King Edward
High School where he won the
Governor-General's medal in, 1916.
In 1917 he enlisted and served
overseas with the 47th Battalion
'New  Westminster)   CEF.
On demobilization he returned
1o UBC and graduated in 1923
with   a   BA.Sc.
He look his Ph D at the California Institute of Technology in
1928 and the same year was appointed to the UBC instructional
staff. He became an associate professor in 1938 and a full professor
in   194fi. r
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STAFF TICS ISSUE: Senior Editor, Don Ferguson: Associate Editor, Val Sears.
Like millions of other people in Canada,
university students are returning to their
tasks this week graced with a new title. For,
since January 1, those millions can proudly,
and legally, say "I am a Canadian."
This week—Canadian Citizenship Week—
serves to provide solemn acknowledgment
that under the terms of the Act which came
into force on New Year's Day there is no
longer need for most residents of this country to doubt their legal nationality. No longer will native born Canadians, or others
properly qualified, have to hesitate when
they are asked what their nationality is.
In brief, the new Canadian Citizenship
Act provides that native born Canadians, or
British subjects domiciled in Canada, brides
of Canadian servicemen, and all those who
now possess naturalization certificates are
declared to be Canadian citizens immediately. It further sets out clearly the status
of future would-be Canadians, clarifies the
position of Canadian women marrying men
of another nationality, and wipes out confusion previously arising through the operations of the old Naturalization Act, the Canadian Nationals Act, and the Immigration
Within the maze of legal phrasing and
technicality of the Act there lie two principles which should be of especial concern to
university students, who stand within reach
of most of the benefits that Canadian citizenship can bestow. One of those principles
provides that the young men and women of
this country may now unhesitatingly proclaim to the world that, though they retain
their Commonwealth status as British subjects, they independently and individually
are Canadian citizens.
The other principle is linked with the
determination expressed in the Act to encourage the education in citizenship for
those applying for naturalization. In connection with that determination the principle
has been set out that a duty exists to create
a sense of understanding and tolerance
amongst the Canadian people.
Here is one place where university students, dedicated as they are, or should be,
to the search for enlightenment, can take
the lead. For even a Canadian Citizenship
Act endowing people legally with Canadian
citizenship will be of very little vJorth to
some people if they are not accepted as
partners by all of their fellow citizens.
the vacant mind
By Hal Tennant
Most of us are far too busy these days
running around confirming the beliefs of
our dearest friends and severest critics—
the Vancouver Public—that we have little
time for such frivolities as lectures. Our
only interest in chemical analysis, for instance, lies in the investigation of the contents of a twenty-six of Lord Calvert. Our
knowledge of physics is limited to the knack
of making an internal combustion engine
conk out when we reach a remote spot on
Marine Drive. And if we do manage to be
in sober attendance at any other class, it's
only for the purpose of dating up the current blond for the next week-end spree. But
never let it be said that we take these tasks
Purely Coincidental
But most of us learned early in December
that there were soon to be examinations in
such trival subjects as analytical geometry,
graphic statistics and English literature. Probably this topic reared its ugly timetable
when we had gathered in four's and five's
for the usual purpose of not discussing politics. But then some people, will let any
conversation go to pot after they get a few
cokes under their belts. The net result was
that most of us temporarily gave up the
idea of trying to chisel a free gymnasium
from the innocent citizens of British Columbia, and decided to settle down to work.
Henceforth we would limit our alcoholic
binges to three a week, our immoral discussions to one a day, and our quota of cigarettes to a pack an hour. We might even do
a little homework. But then there was no
sense in overdoing things.
Observing such reforms as these, most of
us successfully managed to cheat our way
through the exams, and it was only the
absent-minded minority who, in failing to
smuggle their crib notes into the exam room,
allowed themselves to be cast into the cold,
cruel world, far from the glittering glamour
cl the campus.
Let Us Reflect
Surely there should be some recognition
given those who have achieved such a premature mastery of the BAC's of college life.
All I ask, dear readers, is that you turn your
eyes from the pages of your latest copy of
Breezy Stories and observe two minutes of
solemn silence in memory of our dear, departed brethren.
No longer theirs is the carefree social
whirl of the campus. No longer theirs is
the priceless isolation from the troubles of
the Outside World. No longer theirs is the
sheltering arm of our Alma Mater, affording to us the protection so vital to the development of our immature minds.
No longer theirs is the privilege of attending such an institution of learning famed for
her sheltering of the weak and helpless,
encouraging of the lazy and ambitionless and
protecting of the play-boy and the draft-
Now, as our few seconds of meditation
fade before us, let us add a word of condolence for those who have failed that our
University be a better, and a roomier place
in which to loaf. Our lips are as one as we
say to you, the BAC's of '46: GOOD RIDDANCE, YA BUMS!
campus beat
Now that our dear old alma
terra firma has covered the hangover or low-point in her solar
orbit, we begin to plan the things
we'd like to have "Did Last Summer". This calls for resolutions
and it looks rather necessary after
gazing at (the sanguine complexion
of the panted Toties pocket diapers.
Before prodigie-s progeny, 1947,
gets around to showing whether
he intends to live up or live down
past reputations, It may be well to
consider, just in passion, tire
effects of the New Year's 1st impressions. Dilettante match-makers
are eagerly throwing the chaff a-
round to all and sundry, but we
do think a few grains of whole
meal  would be  illuminating.
Even the warden of our campus
jug got  into  the  spirit  of things
this  season;   which  may  be   why
the Toties call hiin jughead.
Mardi Gras is one way to promote the sale of distilled essence
of poppy to get about-to-be-illusion Toties in the right spirit for
the ensuing femural display. Most
Toties, however, do provide their
own  spi rit.
Are you frustrated by reversible
raincoats? Did your Mojave relatives send you a pen that writes
under water? Take heart, even
myopic Toties won't get confused
when Miss Totie-coed of the Year
features her new Studebaker
Fashion journals are putting
plenty of feeling into their promotion of a new calf-attached container to keep Mickey happy, This
little garter gadget is inconspicuous under any Totie's ankle-warm-
formal shroud and is expected to
help keep Dutch strictly on the
up a nd up.
The elder Toties are going for a
lovely young thing who seems to
be the prefect pigeon. Her parents
trained her to be the homing type
when she was just a little squab.
Council might consider the establishment on the tribal grounds
of an optomist. Permanent ocular failure could result in some
cases from a chance glance at one
of the benefactions of the hangings resulting from neck-tie parties
thrown by myopic great-relatives
at the Tribe's annual meeting of
the Christmas Vigilante.1?.
One of the big advantages of a
college education is that it teaches
some of the Snack Bar diplomats
who supposed to know all the
angles, how to apply critical standards to the judging of curves.
On New Year's Day the Canadian Citizenship Act came
into effect. To remind its readers of some of the outstanding
features of the Act The Ubyssey herewith lists some of the
1. Tire Act provides for the
establishment and recognition of
Canadian Citizenship. Formerly
the only definition of Canadian
citizenship was to be found in the
Immigration Act. In future, all
Canadian passports will carry the
words "Canadian Citizen"—a right
which was not formerly general.
2. Native born Canadians, or
British subjects domiciled in
Canada, brides of Canadian servicemen, and all those who now
possess naturalization certificates
are declared to be Canadian citizens immediately.
3. British subjects will be supplied with Canadian citizenship
papers upon request after establishing legal residence in Canada.
4. A Canadian woman will have
the right to retain Canadian nationality even though she marries
a man of any other nationality.
Women who marry Canadian citizens will qualify for Canadian
citizenship one year after establishing residence.
5. The Act provides for encouragement of education in citizenship for those applying for naturalization and gives the Secretary
of State responsibility for taking
steps to provide such facilities as
are necessary.
(Continued from Page 1)
Politics Banned
Despite the urging of some eastern delegates the conference as a
whole declind to take any official
stand on Canadian political or
religious problems.
The third UBC delegate to the
NFCUS conference was Grant Livingstone, president of the UBC
Canadian Legion branch, who also
attended the National Conference
of Student Veterans at Montreal.
Proposals put forth by UBC
delegates to have the veterans
conference merged with that of
NFCUS were turned down by both
Before attending the national
conference in Toronto, Kirkpatrick
stopped off at Winnipeg for a regional conference among UBC, and
the Universities of Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. At Winnipeg the four western delegates
talked over their own problems
and prepared a common stand On
some problems on the agenda of
the national conference.
It was also decided at Winnipeg
to rotate the position of western
regional vice-president of NFCUS
among the four universities, leading off in 1947-48 with Saskatchewan,
The senate of the University has approved the following
additions and changes in the curriculum:
The present regulation permitting six units of credit
towards the degree of B.A. for a recognized degree in music
will remain in force until those now registered in first year
of senior matriculation have had time to complete their
The following courses will be
offered in the 1947-48 session:
(a) A 3-unit course in the History
and Criticism of Music, without
prerequisite, limited to third and
fourth year students who take the
course for credit. Students who
claim six units of credit for the
A.T.C.M. or other degree in music
to be given no additional credit
for this course.
(b) A first or second year course
of 3 units open to students who
have university entrance standing
ir. musk- or its equivalent. This
course to be one of a series that
might ultimately be offered for
credit towards the degree of B.A.
with a major or honors in music.
Students holding the A.T.C.M. or
other recognized degree in music
to toe exempt from one or more
of these courses, upon recommendation of the head of the department, but no credit allowed for
the degree in imusic for their case.
In the absence of any nationally
accepted standards such as exist
in the field of music, the senate
icommittee which studied this
problem, made no recommendation concerning the granting of
credit for work in the fine arts.
It was suggested that the Van-
couer School of Art investigate the
possibility of setting up an er-
amining body which might ultimately establish a standard similar to that represented by the
A.T.C.M. in music.
The following course changes
have been approved: Honours
course in international studies.
Prerequisites: First class or good
second class standing History 101
or Economics 200; French 202, or
its equivalent. This course will
bo called International Studies 400
(3 units) and will include ia graduating essay dealing with international relations chosen in consultation with the director of language course in the third or fourth
years; and three courses to be
selected in consultation with the
director, Prof. F. H. Soward, from
the courses in history, economics,
government, geography and Slavonic studies.
For this course students will be
required to attend the economics
seminar during the third year and
the seminar on Canadian external
policy during the fourth year.
Other details of this course will be
included in the 1947-48 calendar.
Prof Eraser, 74
Dies At Home
Death claimed a second UBC
scientist December 26 with the
passing away of Dr. C. McLean
Fraser, 74, at his home. His death
followed closely that of Dr. William Ure, Professor of Chemistry
at the University.
Dr. Fraser was the former head
ot the UBC's department of zoology, and a research authority and
author of two books on minute
sea organisms known as hydroids.
A native of Huron county, Ont.,
he was a member of the UBC
faculty from 1919 until 1940 when
he retired. He was succeeded by
Dr. W. A. Clemens.
From 1911 to 1919 he served as
director of the biological station
at Nanaimo. He was appointed a
Fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada in 1916.
Dr. Fraser's great interest in
student sports won him a honorary membership in the Big
Block club. He was responsible
for the introduction of basketball
to the campus.
He was a member of the Hand-
cock expedition to the South Pacific and later edited the introductory volume to the expeditions reports. ""■ \
Players Pick   \
Barrie Play
J. M. Barrie's play "What Everty
Woman Knows" will be thePlay-
ers Club's spring presentation.        ,
Tryouts for  the    leading    roles '
will  be  held  at the  end  of this
week. As in previous years, Mrs.
L. C. Graham will direct the production  of the  play.
Letters To The Editor
Bank Your Blood
Dear Sir,
Red Cross has Just announced
a drive to enroll peace-time blood
It would be a fine gesture if the
student body would sign up as a
whole and endorse this very fine
humanitarian effort.
So come on students, be a Blood
A.   S,   Wiliams.
Yours truly,
Commerce   '49.
U of M Receives
$300,000 Grant
Tire University of Manitoba's Student Union gained by $300,000 as .
result of a grunt and loan from
Manitoba's  provincial   government,
Hon. J.C. Dryden. minister of
education, made the announcement before Christmas at a banquet held by the Building Drive
Committee. The loan will make
up most of the $500,000 objective
set by the Student Union.
$150,000 will be an outright grant
to the students, and the remaining $150,000 will be in the form of
a non-interest loan. Plans call for
construction of a Student Union
Building, atheletic centre and a
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vWROASTED ALMONDS THE UBYSSEY, Tuesday, January 7, 1947.  Page 3.
Cup Revises Wire Link;  STUDENT VET HOUSING    Cultural Series     COTCTrysNew Commerce Party
Starts Feature Service       PRAISED AT CONFERENCE  Be9lns Ton|9ht     TraininS p'an      Tickets Sell Now
Re-organization of inter-university exchange of news by
wire, overhauling of the financial set-up, and the establishment of a weekly features service, were the three most
important accomplishments of this year's national conference
of The Canadian University Press, according to Jack Ferry,
president of the organization for 1946-47.
Three   men   from  The "TTbyssey
attended   the   conference,   which
was held in Toronto December
21-23 wi|th The Varsity of the
University of Toronto as the host
paper. Ferry, Ubyssey editor, and
Bob MungalT, Ubyssey CUP editor and national secretary of CUP,
formed the executive for the conference. Third UBC man attending was Laurie Dyer, Ubyssey
sports editor, who went as official
delegate for his paper.
The three delegates returned to
Vancouver after Christmas to tell
of several decisions taken by the
press organization through which
it hopes to place itself at last on
a firm financial basis. Chief of
these decisions of interest to UBC
is the commitment of all the members to pay into a travel pool by
which centrally-situated universities will help to defray conference
travelling costs of Maritime and
far western universities.
They disclosed also a plan for
reorganization ;of the wire exchange plan which was adopted at
the 1945 conference but which later
proved too costly. Under the new
plan, the three central bureaus, at
McG.'li, Toronto, and} Manitoba,
will be retained, but members of
Canadian University Press will
pay into the bureaus on a sliding
scale in accordance with their
The revised plan is Intended to
provide insurance for all member papers that they will always
bo covered by other CUP papers
In cases where they require speedy
receipt of intra-universlty news.
A new service set up this year
was a weekly CUP Features Service, to provide mailed feature articles of interest to all Canadian
university students. It will be operated by The Ubyssey. This Features Service will also distribute
special sports stories to be gathered by The Varsity.
Other business completed at the
conference included: re-acceptance
of th.s McMaster Silhouette and
acceptance of The Carleton, of
Carleton College. Ottawa, as full
members of CUP; acceptance of
Le Carabin, o* Litval University,
as an affiliate member; establishment of a link for ISS publicity
through the silhouette; and revision  of membership qualifications.
The University of Western Ontario Gazette was elected CUP
president and secretary for 1947-
48, effective February 15, and Mr..
Gillis Purcell, general manager of
The Canadian Press, was again
named as Honorary President.
Next year's CUP conference will
be held at McMaster University In
Hamilton, December 28-30.
Representatives from the four western universities will
arrive in. Vancouver (Thursday morning, January 16, for a
three night run of the plays entered in the second annual
drama festival, which will take place lin the Auditorium of
the University of British Columbia, January 11,17 and 18.
Success   of  last  year'!
which was the culmination of the
hopes of all drama enthusiasts in
the western universities ensured
the making of this festive! an annual affair. Last year the University of Alberta contacted the
Universities of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia to
arrange the first drama festival
held in February 1946.
Each of the [universities will act
as host to the other three with
UBC playing that role this year.
Arrangements for the festival are
under the direction of the drama
festival committee,' wftWh inSahldes
Jerry Williams as chairman, Murray Sager businessman, Jim Argue
advertising manager  and  Robin
Little social convenor.
The four plays entered in the
drama festival include two comedies end two dramas. Bernard
Shaw's "The Dark Lady of the
Sonnets" presented by the University of Saskatchewan and Sidney Box's "Solomon's Folly", which
was the play judged to be the best
received of UBC's four Christmas
plays, are the two comedies. The
two dramas are Marjorie Pickt-
hall's "The Woodcarver's Wife"
which will be presented by the
University of Manitoba and an
adaptation of Bernard's "Martine",
offered T>y the University of Alberta.
The plays are presented on a
non-competitive basis and the festival will be conducted on a nonprofit venture. Tickets for student's
night, Thursday, January 16, will
go on sale today in the quad box
office at half prke. Tickets for the
other two nights at $1.00 each are
still on sale at Kelly's or lean be
obtained at the Green Room in
the Auditorium.
UBC's achievements in providing accommodation for its
student veterans formed the basis for much of the discussion
regarding housing at the National Conference of Student
Veterans at Montreal, December 27 to 29, according to Grant
Livingstone, UBC Legion Branch president and delegate to
the conference.
Livingstone, who was elected to
the National Council of Student
Veteran's as representative for
Western Canada, will present a full
report on the conference at a
Legion Meeting early next week.
Principal matters discussed by
the seventy-odd delegates from
universities and vocational training schools throughout Canada
were; increased veteran's allowances, establishment of loan funds,
and housing and employment
On the opening day of the conference, H. W. Jamieson, superintendent of university training for
DVA, told delegates that the present policy of the government did
not foresee any increases in student veteran's living allowances.
''I am directed by the minister of
Veteran's Affairs to inform you
that the government will not consider any alteration in the present
scale of maintenance grants," he
Later, a resolution was passed
urging the government to consider
granting cost of living bonuses to
student veterans, taking into account the increase in cost of living
since establishment of the grant
The conference also recommended that the government grant full
allowances to veterans receiving
pensions, whose maintenance grants
are at present scaled down according to the size of their pensions.
Also passed were resolutions
urging liberalization of DVA-
sponsored student loan funds,
granting of text-book allowances
and of special commuters' allowances.
Most dramatic incident of the
conference was the forced resignation of president Len Starkey,
following a non-confidence vote
during a special session from
which the press was excluded. It
was charged that Starkey was an
avowed Communist and had abused his office for political purposes.
He was, however, asked to remain
as a delegate for the latter part of
the conference in recognition for
his organizational work.
A proposal to combine the activities of the National Council
of Student Veterans and those of
the National Federation of Canadian University students was voted
down. Opposition came mainly
from universities and training
schools not affiliated with NFCUS.
John Sohierbeck, MacDonald
College post-graduate student in
horticulture, was elected president
of the National Council for 1947.
Others elected to the council were:
Leo Mclntyre, Dalhousie, Eastern
Canadian representative; Clare
Dean, Sir George Williams College; Joseph Testart, University of
Western Ontario, and Edmond
Barnard of Laval, Central Canadian Tepresnmatives; Grant Livingstone, UBC, Western, Canadian
representative; and George Swir»
ton, Art Association of Montreal,
Vocational Schools representative.
Selected as next Tuesday's
Beauty on the Spot Miss Esme
MacDonald. She is cordially
advised to have her article
typed, double spaced and submitted to the Feature Editor's
desk in the Publications Office
before 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
The choice of topic for the
article is left entirely to the
dlscrection of Miss MacDonald,
as has always been the policy
in this weekly Ubyssey feature.
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UBC Fire Chief Retires
After 18 Years Service
Oswald L. Lister, one of Canada's outstanding fire-
fighting authorities, Chief of the University's Area Fire Department, and a familiar campus figure since September 1928,
retired last week. He has been succeeded by T. W. Murphy,
Captain in the department since 1927.
Chief Lister has a distinguished
record of service. He planned the
formation of the volunteer firemen who served in London during
the late war as the Corps of Canadian Fire Fighters. In December
1941 he assumed command with
the rank of lieutenant-colonel, of
all fire fighting services in the
Canadian Army. In World War
I he was a sergeant of artillery,
serving in the same platoon as Dr.
G. M. Shrum, now head of the
Department of Physics.
An inventor of note, Chief Lister designed a C02 bomb sprinkling system as a safeguard for
buildings, and a goose-necked cellar nozzle for the fighting of fires
in restricted places. He first suggested the idea of the famous John
Fife hose-clamp which was designed by a former technician in
the Mechanical Building Noh the
campus. This hose-clamp enables the changing of the nozzle
or fitting< of a second dine to a
fire hose without the necessity of
shuttling off the power i(n the
Chief Lister organized the ARP
in the University Area during the
war, and was president of the
Pacific iFire Chief Association of
which he was the founder.
An enthusiastic athlete, hehas
always been keenly interested in
organized sports, especially cricket
and (baseball,
"A fine all-round athlete and all-
round fireman", in the opinion of
the men in his department, he was
always ready with advice and
helpful suggestions.
Chief Lister's place has been
taken by T. W. Murphy who has
been Captain in the department
since December 1927 when he
transferred from the Vancouver
City Fire Department. The new
Captain is R F. McPherson.
Mr. Ira Dilworth, regional chairman of the CBC and former professor here, will lecture on English 'poetry each Tuesday during
January, at the Vancouver Art
The first lecture will commence
tonight at 8:30. Tickets for the entire course of four lectures cost
four dollars and are available at
the Art Gallery and at Kelly's on
Seymour Street.
The four lectures—beginning
January 7, will cover the worKs
of Mathew Arnold, A. E. Houseman, Gerald Manley Hopkins, W.
Butler Yeates, T. S. Eliot and
Walter de la Mare. The final lecture will be devoted to the study
of younger contemporary poets.
Author of "Twentieth Century
Verse," which is used at UBC as
a text for the First Year English
students, Mr. Dilworth is a widely
recognized critic.
Highlight of COTC's 1946 advancements was the three - year
plan, approved by the Department
of National Defence and inaugurated in universities throughout
the Dominion, for the training of
COTC personnel.
The plan—a radical change in
the military training previously
offered in Canadian universities-
was presented to and endorsed by
the National Conference of Canadian Universities and was later
discussed with Individual universities before being accepted as a
sound plan of training.
Those accepted In the Corps are
appointed temporary second lieutenants on acceptance, and on
graduation are offered either a
lieutenant's or captain's rank in
the Reserve Force.
Tickets for the annual Commerce Party are now available to
commorcemen at their lectures.
Eight hundred tickets will be a"
vallable for the informal affair,
which will be held at the Commodore from 9 to 1 on Tuesday,
January 14.
It is being arranged by Ben Anders, Commerce Social Co-ordin-
ator, who informed The Ubyssey
yesterday that any tickets not
sold to commercemen will go in
sale to the rest of the student
body towards the end of the week.
Tickts are priced at $1.00 each
for commerce students and $1.50
for others.
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So we've done it again. . . Once again, scribes are wandering back to the Pub to go back to work. . . It's a sure sign
that another term has begun after a short, but sweet, holiday.
And quite a holiday it's been for yours truly. Of course,
itwouldn't be a holiday unless we had done something just
a little out of the usual. To be sure, there were three things
that will stand out in this scribe's memory for quite a while
to come.
The first thing involves Christmas and the worthy idea
of receiving gifts from foe old boy with the white whiskers.
Imagine a Christmas without any handkerchief or any books
waiting under the gaily-lighted tree!! Undoubtedly this is
worth remembering.
The second thing came in the form of winter and snow.
Just imagine, snow on the evergreen playground!! Ah, but
it all provides a lot of sporting fun for the kids—even the bigger kids around University age. Ah now don't tell me you
didn't go skiing on the local golf course or sleigh-riding down
the nearest {hill.
Jingle Bells In Style
Yes, it was most considerate of the kids in the district to
get the nearest hill into tip-top condition for the older ones
to sneak out at midnight with little brother's sled in one arm
and the best girl friend in the other!  Ah, me!!
But then there was a third thing that won't be forgotten
any too easily. There were four nights of tossing and turning in a sleeper, followed by five days of Toronto-life and
then four more nights on the sleeper. Yes, kiddies, now I
can say that I have seen Bay Street.
Toronto was the site of this year's Canadian University
Press Conference and it was a very thrilled sports editor that
saw the coin come up "heads". So there I was on the way
to the great East.
When we got there, it was too late to obtain tickets for
the hockey game to fbe played the next night at Maple Leaf
Gardens. It seems that Toronto won though, so it was the
same old story.
Hockey, Hoop Are BigiTime
But this Mapi Leaf Garden is certainly all it is said to
be and then some. It's really a tremendous place to say the
least. It's only too bad that we weren't there long enough to
see the next game.
They also play a bit of pro basketball with some of the
eastern cities in the States and in Canada. "While we were
there, the Toronto squad defeated a smart quintet from New
York. This really seemed like the big time stuff that you
read about in the papers.
The Conference itself was held at the University of
Toronto. This gave us a chance to take a look at the famed
Hart House which sits proudly on the campus with! its lofty
spire reaching upwards to the heavens. Most of the buildings
on the campus are not built in the latest styles, but unlike our
dear old Arts Building, they are really quite grand in their
old jage.
We Find An Old Friend
It was here at Hart House that I met an old friend of
UBC's. Former Thunderbird star, Art Johnson was holidaying in Toronto after a hard first term at Perdu. Together we
took a look at the swimming pool and the gym.
The pool is a 75-foot affair and is seven feet deep at one
end. It has a balcony around the top which makes it perfect
for spectators. Many a great swimmer has made his way
around the waters of that pool.
As for the gym, although it is of course, not one of the
newest, it is one of the best equipped qyms that I have seen.
Actually, it is divided up into parts. There are sections for
boxing and wrestling, weight lifting, apparatus work and
the spacious basketball courts, Sports in Toronto are really
Yes, it was quite a trip. Toronto threw out the "Welcome" mat in grand style.   In fact, it was a grand Christmas.
VARSITY  TAKES       Tuesday, January 7, 1947.
Campus Rugby players celebrated the Yuletide season in a big
way when they met Vancouver
Reps In an all-star match on Boxing Day. Although the "Bowl"
game was threatened by rain, an
enthusiastic holiday crowd watched
the Blue and Gold of the student
team plough over the Vancouver
team to the tune of an 8-3 count.
It was sweet revenge for the
student thirteen who suffered a
dismal defeat at the hands of the
same team In a previous encounter.
Spectators were Impressed by
the speed of the new thirteen man
game which allows unlimited substitution. Both teams appeared to
be polished and familiar with the
Improved style of play.
Added attraction to the game
was the drawing in which all the
paid admissions had a part. Frizes
of nylons added the proper flavor
to this first in what is hoped to be
a long line of little "Bowl" games.
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Chiefs Win, Lose
In Weekend Tilts
Varsity's hoop warriors, the effervescent Chiefs, kept to the middle of the road during the festive
season, maintaining their grip on
third place in the five-entry Senior A loop with a win and a loss
in the last two Yuletide tilts.
Friday eve saw Doug Whittle's
Blue and Gold scalpers bow before fan Inspired Adanac crew,
when the Royal City crew went
hoop crazy to outpolish the studes
to the tune of 52-34 count. However, the boys from the campus
unleashed their hatchets in ven-
gance ton the Laurie Pierates on
Saturday eking out a slim 48-47
decision over the Liddlemen.
The Adanac basketeers were
paced on Friday night by a couple
of veterans of the casaba clan,
Pop  Pay  and  Brul  Matheson,  a
UBC Chiefs wilt start their new
year schedule before home crowds
when they meet the Adanacs at
the UBC gym tomorrow night at
8:00 p.m. The Students will be
making a bid for second place in
the standings.
red-hot duo who notched 15 and
li points resectivcly in the fast
, and rugged game at Exhibition
Gardens, The UBC crew were
without some of their high-acor-
ing performers who were inland
on vacation.
Saturday's contest fell under the
general caption of "thriller" when
the Whittlemen barely repulsed
the cellar-dwelling Pierates in a
torrid fracas that lasted from
wire to wire. The Chieftains hung
up their one point margin at the
half time gong, when they loped
off the maple planking with a
25-24 lead.
Harvey Cook sunk a gift throw
in the final two seconds of play
to break a deadlock supplied by
the sharp-shooting of Pieman
Lance Hudson who had (knotted
the count in the dying moments
of the contest with a rim shot
from the key.
UBC-Broadhead 4, Cook 6, Ba-
jus 7, Mitchell 4, Letham 8, Mc-
Leod, Town 7, Bossons 12. Total
LAURIE DYER, Sports Editor
Associate—Chick Turner; Assistant—Hal Tennant
Report ins tills issue—Ron Freudlgcr, Dave Barker, Jack Legatt, Hal
Murphy, Nev Tompkins, Lcn Turner.
After ten days of strenuous training on the downhill and
slalom course at Revelstoke, B.C., during the Christmas holidays, the top fifteen skiers are getting set for the biggest year
in the ski circle that UBC has seen for many years. Coach
Peter Vajda, who led 62 student members of the Varsity .Outdoor club on the enjoyable trip, was well pleased with the
results of the training program when the final pay-off showed
Garvin Robinson No. 1 Varsity downhill man.
Last Saturday saw the wind-up       ————^————_
of the 10 day meet with the official
timing of the down hill course.
Fifteen of UBC's best were on
hand to race the mile and a half
Following the winner, Garvin
Robinson who completed the
course in four minutes, 20 seconds,
was Doug Fraser with 4:49 and
Arnie Teasdale with 4:57. Fourth
and fifth spots fell to Garry Lock-
hart and John Frazee with 5:36
and 5:54 respectively.
Other also-rans included John
Barry, Gordy Cowan, Jack Skinner, Gerry Reynolls, Cordy Hall,
Don Anderson, Don Fernside,
Jack Leggatt, George Darby and
Ron Bruce in that order.
A broken ski slowed down
Coach Vajda from the Cliff (half
way down) to the bottom; nevertheless he made a time of 6:10.
"To pick six men for the team
from one race is almost silly" commented Coach Vajda who feels that
at least several race results should
be tabulated before final members
are named. So for the next few
weeks at the local ski tournaments,
UBC skiers will be in their pitch*
ing and we do mean pitching.
The femme skiers were not left
out of trie running at Revelsoke
although none of them ventured
up the downhill course very far.
Seen gliding around the slalom
courses from clay to clay were Rita
Hutt, Chris Hamilton, Ruth Code,
June Bluechel, Shiela Weir, Kay
Anderson, Charlotte Corbitt, Dorothy Hayes, Frances Vajda and
several others.
Boxing Group
Preps For Meet
All boxing and wrestling enthusiasts are due for a test of their
prowess in a Very few weeks in
the UBC Boxing and Wrestling
championship intramural  card.
Jack Pomfret is organizing this
meet and asks that all those Interested in entering see him this
week to give him the necessary
This meet will be a history-
making episode in the life of UBC
boxing and wrestling activities for
i* is the first all inclusive intramural card to be held on the cam"
Winners of the various classes
will have their names posted on
a plaque to be hung in the Memorial Gymnasium when it is e-
Pomfret has hinted at a possible
intra-college fight with the University of Washington if plans
turn out well. Washington has a
well organized boxing and wrestling intramural program which
will provide strong opposition for
a UBC team,
Pomfret urged that fighters
make sure to have their names in
this week so the program can be
arranged. An intensive training
program is in store for contestants.
Varsity Fencers Propping
For  D
ominion Tourney
For the first time in history,
Vancouver will ue the scene of
the Dominion Fencing (Championships tentatively set for June 19
and 20 next.
Present plans call for three entries from each of twenty Canadian cities which will probafc.y include Victoria, Winnipeg,-''Toronto,
London (Ontario), Montreal and
Quebec City. Sponsored by the
Amateur Athletic Union of Canada,   the   Championships   are   open
A $100  Canada Savings Bond  goes  to Mrs.
Prudence Davies, Verdun, Que., for suggesting:-
Mr. J. Berman, President of Fainer Knitting Mills Ltd., wishes
to express Lis sincere thanks and gratitude for the nearly 9,000
individual letters received containing suggestion for approximately 100,000 names for this beautiful line of sweaters.
The 18 Runners-up Who Each Receive A Sweater Award:
Mrs. H. E. Erviuc, Woodbridge, Ont.
Agnes Davies,   Vancouver, B. C.
Blanche Dupont,   Montreal, Que.
Mrs. Edith E. Smyth, New Wstminster
Barbara Jean Smith, Brantford, Ont.
Mrs. E.  D.  McCabe,  Montreal, Que.
Margaret   Belaud,    Toronto,  Out.
Mrs. M. Kcegnn, Ottawa, Ont.
Rlioda Weis, Montreal, Que,
J. R. Larocquo, Montreal, Que.
Miss D. D. Parker, Buckingham, Que.
Mrs. B. M. Taylor, Vancouver, B. C.
John Munro, Montreal, Que.
Barbara   I.   Campbell,   Chesley,   Ont.
Margaret Kroll, Winnipeg, Man.
Ethel Hatch, Montreal, Que.
Joan A. Graham, Outremont, Que,
Elyco Bonin, Ville St, Laurent, Que.
fflinER KniTTinG mius ltd.  monTREAL
Makers of Canada's Finest Sweaters
to both men and women who may
compete in the foil, dueling sword
and sabre class.
It  is expected that  meru/bers  of
the UBC Fencing ^Ikdo along with
other  ci*1;' fencers    will    play    a
•Reading role in the affair.
During the Christmas holidays,
Hale Atkenson, Director of the
UBC Fencing Club and in charge
of the Physical Education Fencing
classes coached a good number of
Varsity students In preparation
for the affair.
The Vancouver, The B.C. Provincial, and the Pacific Northwest
Fencing Championships will precede the nation-wide duel. Mr. Atkinson, who is also Fencing Committee Chairman of the B. C.
Branch of the Amateur Athletic
Union of Canada, is in charge of
To provide some diversified
competition, the Varsity sord
wielders hope to engage the University of Washington in a home-
and-home fencing tournament in
'the near future.
Lewis And Clarke Becomes
First Thunderbird Victim
"Start the New Year Right" is a trite slogan usually
reserved for conservative politicians and the announcer plugging Carter's Little liver pills. But UBC's Thunderbird
melonmen, adopting that policy, suited the action with the
word by numbing the Lewis and Clark home boys by counts
of 53-42 and 56-52 last Friday and Saturday nights.
shook   their !	
Local hoop fans
heads ominously as the tour-tired
Canadian^ visited Oregon's first
city to open the Pacific Northwest
hoop card, for the Birdmen had
trudged through two states with
nary a win in four exhibition
matches against American college
Ron Weber, the most sawed-off
member of the UBC roster, went
hemp-happy, to amass a convincing 421 points during his two evening performances.
Harry Kermode, who usually
ranks second to none among the
Blue and Gold point-getters, Ibis
been played during the last few
games with a twisted ankle. Peppy
Pat McGeer, another crack score-
man, has also gone down on the
casualty list. His ailment ijs a
Thus it was during their Washington-Oregon tour that usually-
moderate point-getters came to the
fore, somewhat relieving the efforts of the former top men.
The campus maplemen temporarily wound up their home efforts
by out-caging the Pacific Lutheran
visitors in a 74-60 exhibition effort 'three days before Christmas,
but their luck ran out when they
hit the road for their holiday trip.
The Lutherans found their range
on their Parkland home court in
Washington, and blasted the British Columbians with defeats of
54-51 and 48-43 on December 27
and 28. The Canadians trudged
southward to Portland to meet a
weary defeat when Portland University's iPilota took over the controls and sent the visitors into a
two-night nose-dive. The affair on
December 30 saw the Pilots speeding to a 56-52 victory, and following through the (next night with
a shattering 60-33 win.
Third and fourth conference
games, scheduled for last night and
tonight, wind up the travels of
the harrassed hempmen when they
face the Pacific Badgers on the
Forest Grove courts.
A pair of wins under such wearying conditions, say the armchair
boys, would do more than a lot
of credit to the Blue and Gold
outfit, which has been on the move
since December 26.
Next Friday and Saturday,nights
the number one UBC hoop sqitad,
will play hosts to the Linfleld
Wildcats in t],ie first 1947 PNW
Conference contests north of the
W L Pts.   F A
Meralomas  5   0 10   277 191
Adanacs    4   2 8   237 201
UBC  Chiefs   3   2 6   220 240
Lauries  1   5 2   232 258
Stacys  1   5 2   204 280
Soccer Artists
Pace City Loop
Although they lost their last
game of the year, the Varsity
soccer experts wound up as the
top athletic team on the campus.
The first round Mainland Cup
Tie saw the campus warriors easily defeat the Vancouver United
crew by a score of 3-1.
Varsity's three goals came from
its top-scoring line of Gold,
Thompson, and Thomas, each
player scoring one.
On December 15, with exams to
worry about, the Blue and Gold
aggregation did battle with Col-
lingwood coming out on top of a
close 1-0 tilt in the second round
of the cup ties. Stan Nicol was
the Varsity sharpshooter.
A week iater Varsity returned
to league play to defeat the South
Hill crew by a score of 2-1 to
climb into second k>lace in the
league standings.
With exams at an end, the Varsity gang found themselves matched against North Shore United,
one of the Coast League's top representatives, the game to be play
ed on Christmas day. The students
nearly pulled off the year's biggest upset as they bat tit d the
Coast Leaguers on even terms for
the majority of the game. After
holding the lead twice the Varsity
crew finally went down by a score
of 4-2. Art Sager and Stu Todd
were the thorns in the side of
North Shore.
League play is scheduled to resume shortly with Varsity expected to offer the stiffest competition.
All swimmers • hoping to make
the team for this term's meets
must be out to the practice at 5:30
at the Crystal Pool. Coach Whittle
will   be   there   to   start   intensive
There will be a meeting of the
Intramural Committee in Hut G3
Friday at 12:30 p.m. All members
are requested to be present, as the
program for next year must' be
mapped out.
6:15 Nightly
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