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The Ubyssey
No. 35
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Modern Art—What Is It ?
Monster 'Reduction Sale'
To Be Held January 10
All Types of AMS Stock to Be
Sold at Reduced Prices
Tween Passes
VCF to Sponsor
Special Fi
The Varsity Christian Fellowship is sponsoring a showing of
the film "The Voice of the
Deep" in the Auditorium on
This film is produced by the Moody
Research Institute under the direction
of Dr. Irwin A. Moon.
• • •
Musical Society's annual Ticket
Banquet and Dance will be held
Friday, January 6 ip Brock Hall,
AMS finances being what they are,
Mussoc is obliged to charge 25c per
member to help defray the banqueting
All members attend the dinner,
which begins at 6 p.m.
• * •
The next soiree of the French Club
will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, at
1438 West 32nd Avenue. This street
is not to be confused with Minto
Crescent, which is between 32nd and
All students interested in French
conversation are cordially invited to
■4       By JOHN BROCKINGTON       <
. The rather credulous, slightly hor-
rorfied viewers depicted above typify the majority of those individuals
who are courageous enough to enter
the sanctuaries of modern art, the
art galleries.
Extremely conscious of the general
public's lack of enthusiasm when the
question of modern art is raised, the
Fine Arts Committee of this far-
sighted, free-thinking institution have
provided us with ample opportunity
to pursue the output of some of Canada's most daring "moderns,"
Last year campus art fiends and
those who had caught the rumor that
Cliff Robinson's display was "really
something" had a chance to savour the
season's most controversial exhibit.
This year decorum seems to be the
The current exhibit gives students
the chance to sample the wares of
Don Jarvis coupled with some bright
ideas from Canadian architectural
studens. The pre-Chriatmas reproductions of old masters the majority
of which were in loan from the Fine
collection of UBC's Hunter C. Lewis.
Future exhibits will present the best
from the Camera Club and perhaps
works by Binning and Shadbolt.
■Don Jarvis himself sums up his attitude   to   art   in   these   well-chosen
words, quoted from the free booklet
yp^v restive in ,>"pur tyqu'sitiv:' to
explore the lower depths of the library.
"I do Pa>; wish to charm the eye
with 'pretty' pictures which have in
them nothing of a disturbing nature;
nor do I wish deliberatley to shock.
I hope rather, that these paintings,
in their own Way, give a little fresh
slant on the things we see in our
every day  environment."
If you're even mildly interested you
might do worse than to drop in. If
you're real good and don't spit on the
floors they might even let you sign
your name in thoir little book.
Players Club
And Mussoc
Begin Work
'Tom Jones' to
Open in Februory
Club and the Musical Society
start rolling in earnest on their
naior sprihg productions.
The auditorium stage will rebound with words and music on
a big scale as both the Players
Mussoc's "Tom Jones", which will
receive mid-Febmary production, has
been concentrating on Musical qualities prior to the Xmas exams, but
this term, E. V. Young, downtown
drama dlerctor, will imbue the singers
wMlh "the Quality of Acting."
"Tom Jones," first produced In
London ln 1907, has not been previously presented on the Coast. Based
on the seventeenth century novel by
Fielding, the comic operetta received
its musical form in the hands of the
brilliant British composer, Sir Edward German.
Music is under the direction of C.
Haydn Williams, who is celebrating
his twenty-fifth anniversary with the
club. This operetta is one of the most
difficult undertaken by Mussoc in
the thirty-four years since its Inception.
The Players Club hold their casting
this week for J. B. Prlestly's "An
Inspector Calls." Sidney Risk, founder of Everyman Theatre and lecturer in Drama at UBC, will direct
the play.
The play, which will be produced , a bnjak: and this is"one way to~do it.
Walt Ewing, AMS treasurer, is relenting.
Under the auspices of Student Council, there will b* a
"reduction sale" in Brock Lounge on Tuesday, January 10 gt
12:30 p.m. ,<-*
All AMS stock will be sold at reduced prices. Sweaters, crests, pennants, sheet music and "Hail UBC"
"We will have separate stalls for
each faculty," said Ewing. "They can
get the miscellaneous things at a
separate booth."
On sale will be Pre-med, Science,
Arts and Forestry sweaters. "These
will be sold for $3.88. This is nearly
a dollar less than they were being
sold for previously/' said Ewing.
Club  and  faculty  crests  will  be
sold for 73 cents. These include Radio
Society, Pre-Med, Aggie, Arts, Forestry, Commerce and Social Work.
Pennants will be cut drastically.
They will cost' 49 cents for large UBC
pennants and small ones will be fifteen cents.
Hail UBC-My Gal records and Hal!
UBC sheet music will also go on
sale at cut prices. The records will be
73 cents. Sheet music will be 10 cents.
Also expected to go on sale are old
Totems. "This Has not been decided
as yet," said a Student Councillor,
"and the price has not been set but it
is sure that no 1949 books will be'
"This is going to be one of the
biggest cut rate sales ever held on
the campus," declared public relations
officer, Bob Currie.
Walt Ewing, elated with enthusiasm,,
said,  "I  want  to give  the  .-rjdents
UBC Motorists
Avoid Accidents
Over Xmas Ho
Its o Dork Future
For Grod Students
Special to The Ubyssey
Postwar boom for inexperienced college graduates with big corporations
has busted.
Big businesses will hire only three-
fourths as many of next June's college and university graduates as they
took last June.
A bright side to the picture is that
the ^mailer businesses are expected to
increase their recruiting of college
Decline has been attributed to the
near completion of the rapid expansion program of most large businesses.
Jobs are filled and hiring is mainly on
a replacement basis.
in March, has recently finished a very
successful run on Broadway, with
Thomas Mitchell in the title role.
"Inspector"  has only one set   (de
signed   by   Cliff   Robinson)    and   a
small cast of seven, making the show
ideal  for  touring the province after
the  final  exams.
When questioned about his policy
of insisting on the memorization of
al! tryout parts, director Sidney Risk
said, "I hope to find out who's really
interesi'ed this way, and to give the
actors every opportunity to show me
what they can do."
Ii' they all cooperate we will have air
easier time balancing this year's budget."
Tiie 1949-50 Student Directory is now
available for 25c at the AMS office.
"It was prepared in, '49, and is available in '50" they said.
Two-bits Is the price, Including tax;
AMS office Is the place to get them.
Warned by the horrible ea
set by Vancouver motorists during tile
Christmas holiday, UBC drivers hffe
io far avoided any accidents so for
•his year despite the treacherous toil-
Provincial  police officers at M#t
expected a few minor acoidenta y|p>
terday because of the Influx ofi»-
urning students but up to prew tittle
not a single disturbance was reportsT^.
Workers from the Grounds Dept.
battled snow flurries all day Monday
in an effort to keep paths and ildt-
walks open. i
Monday night a snow plough COVtfM
all of the approaches to the oungft!'.
Moot foot and motor thoroughfare^
are now in fairly good shape aijid
with wanner weather predicted should
sontinue to improve. "
Police officials are urging, student
drivers to continue to exercise fhe
same precaution that they ftarUd <em
with yesterday to try and keep if
accident record clean. '' '•
BERKLEY, Calif. — Left-handed scribblers have at
last come into their own.
Criminology students at the University of California
are putting students who write with their left hands under
their comparison microscopes in an effort to discover something about the psychological makeup of these distinctive
With three to ten percent of the population unusual in
this respect, the students have decided that lefties are
worthy of their collective attention.
Campus Apathy ,
Presents Problem
Special to The Ubyssey ' r-i
BERKELEY, Cal.,-Executlve committee of ASUC were confronted with,
the problem of student apathy at-fliie
meeting last night. A number of suggestions were presented and sotte
were adopted.
Mai Channing, chairman for the
ASUC committee introduced a motfcpt
promoting formation of student sdftltt
luncheon groups. It is hoped ttllll
these groups will offer students i
group association with other atudettti
who have similar interests.
' Y ■
Another motion which was adoptiM
by the committee advocated the edfn*
plete change in the setup of the Stfftt*
en Welfare Board. It was stated ttlit
the SWB committee meetings eontttM
of too many members which slow4IU
up the proceedings.
On the lighter side, the Commltlli
congratulated one of its members"'M
her engagement to a basketball 4*r
in California. The meeting ended «mft
the singing of "Happy Birthday" U>
Dean Stone who recently celebtrVUd
his 21st year with the unlvemlty. ■
New Clubs To Get Boost
Thunderbird Club Plans Gigantic Sport Boosting Program
With "Coordination" still the key
word of the recently formed Thunderbird Club, bold plans have been formed to reach that end in the boosting
of sport at this university.
Thunral Committee, short for Thunderbird Rally Committee, is to be the
central organization of the groups
from which all booster plans will originate.
Under the Thunral Committee, plans
have been made to either establish
or re-establish five clubs on the
campus.       '
Working kinder the old theory of
starting at (the bottom and working
up, the formation of the five minor
clubs first, to be coordinated under
the central; Thunral committee w.ien
they could get started, is the initial
purpose ofi the committee.
Representation is needed from various clubs *>n the campus so that coordination   at   any   .sport   function   in
activity   receives   support   and   publicity.
Boosting of sport is the main project in mind, but after this has been
accomplished, attention will be diverted to other fields of campus life.
Five clubs to be set up are the
Cheer Club, Majorette Club, Fiyser
Cluib (first year service co-ed Club).
Brass Band Section, and re-establishment of a Pep and Booster Club.
First club of the five to be given
the full attention of the Thunral
Committee is the Cheer Club, Already
eight cheer leaders, under training
all the time, have been active, and it
is hoped that more will follow.
Prospects in the high schools will be
approached during the spring to try
and secure a larger cheering section
next September.
Representatives from the Cheer
Club will He in the Thunral Committee,   hut   their   main   contribution
will be in adding sprit to the campus
wheh so far has been obviously lacking.
Following the Cheer Club and going almost hand in hand with it is
the Majorette Club.
Majorettes to lead parades and to
lead the proposed band are a necessity in a university this size. Majorettes are needed to help entertain at
games, pep meets, sport functions or
in general activity about the campus.
So far Thunral has a teacher to
train any prospects, but she has no
pupils. Teacher is Evelyn Ward of the
Ward Dancing Studios, who is willing to train a section of six majorettes.
All she needs is the girls to turn out
and learn the fundamentals. Members from this club will be represented on the Thunral Committee.
Fiyser Club, membership of which is
open only to those girls in second year
who have done noteworthy  work  to
wards sport  during their first yea'
in this university.
Such personages as a frosh queen,
who has shown strong inclination towards sports, outstanding cheer leaders, female frosh executive, prominent sportswomen, Phrateres sub chapter sport representatives, may be a-
warded membership in this group by
Thunral or some other prominent
women's organization.
To be awarded membership in the
club would be one of the incentives
for fresihettes to work during their
first year on the campus instead of
sitting back and doing nothing. It
would give others a chance to see
what they can do, and would pave the
way for their admission to other organizations  in future years.
Girls in this club should have a
reasonable scholastic standing as layed
down by WUS.
Formation of ;i Moving Brass Band
section that can operate in parades,
games, pep meets or other sport events
is one of the projects which must be
taken care of in the immediate future.
This baind will work in conjunction
with the cheer leader? and the majorettes.
Transportation for the band and
uniforms, covers for instruments and
other accessories are the main issues
of Thunral in regard to this club.
Pep and Booster Clubb, a club to
promote pep and enthusiasm on the
campus, is in the offing.
The Pep Club of previous years
has not been as successful as it should
have been, maybe because they were
working on their own. Plans under
Thunral are to have a much stronger
clutb, coordinated with the other
groups under Thunral which would
do the job right.
EVentual aim is that the Pep and
Boaster Club will be the main club
of   the   five   to   which   all   the  others
are going. The Per* and Booster Club
will be able to take over and direct
these clubs to the purpose in mind.
Other campus clubs which would
try to carry on a program somewhat
similar to the Pep and Booster Club
would fall under the direction of this
club to ensure true coordination.
The five club discussed in thc above
column show the projects that Thunral has undertaken for this year.
All five clubs are still in the making and planning stage, and Will hot
be successful if there is not sufficient
membership to" put across the ideas
of Thunral to the university.
Students of UBC can help out these
organizations by supplying the membership.
First general meeting for all five
clubs will be in the double committee room above the AMS office
in the Brock, Monday. January 9 $»t
12:30 p.m. Ftp 2
Thursday,   January   8,   10fcO
The Ubyssey
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GENERAL STAFF! CUP Editor, Jerry Mcdonald; News Editor, Art Welsh; Features Editor,
Vic Hay; Sports Editor, Ray Frost; Women's Editor, Shirley Finch; Editorial Asst. Les Armour
Editor this Issue: DOUG MURRAY-ALLAN
Assistant Editor: BARBARA SQUIRE
ite Elephants On Paarde
Critic on the hearth      *y ««*»*«*Miw«i
* . Wilt Swing's giant unloading sale recalls
ont of the biggest blunders in Alma Mater
Society history.
At the peak of the boom, when every-
$lftg had a radiating rosy glow, when the
,vy train howled down the track to finan-
ruin at an unsurpassed clip, when stu-
caught by the spirit of the thing dis-
led treasurer Bob Harwood's frantic
for economy, Undergraduate Societies
littee ordered vast quantities of sweaters
assorted goods that nobody wanted to
^The stock sat about, gathered dust, mlr-
jijjtolbuily avoided moths, while council des-
pttttely tried to unload it. On the books it
itared Is cm asset—but you can't spend
proceeds of unsold sweaters. Now, after
> years of sales campaigns, With a consider-
le proportion of the.goods On the shelves,
rer Swing has taken the only available
out—a giant unloading sale
At First .. .
Friday and Saturday night UBC takes
|HOthtr try at the hurdle.
Hie hurdle referred to is the Evergreen
Conference and sooner or later the local
hoopsters will have to conquer it if they ever
flOpe to reach the green fields beyond i.e. tho
highly touted Pacific Coast Conference.
In such minor sports as track, tennis and
iWimming, UBC athletes have always been
ifole to more than hold their own with the
jfart that other Evergreen schools could offer.
These events, however, continue to hold
» relatively minor spot in inter-collegiate
competition and it is in the money-makers
guch as football and basketball that the
^jhunderbirds must make a name for them-
•ijvtg If they ever hope to pas? through the
Uttle-known Evergreen league and graduate
to the conference befitting the size and dignity of the school.
This year the football team took its first
crack at Evergreen competition and although
they didn't win a game against a league
squad, they showed that with good coaching
«nd the proposed support for athletes, they
The sale will, we hope, not only move the
stuff but also serve as a lesson to over-optimistic undergraduate societies. Just because
engineers are called redshirts it doesn't
necessarily follow that every engineer will
buy a red shirt. Artsmen may have colors
but we have seldom seen them' displayed on
We have at last learned that the AMS
must be run on the same principles as any
other enterprise that wants to remain financially sound. Money comes only out of student pockets—and student pockets aren't very
deep or very full these days.
In the process of learning the AMS has
become, as Ewing put it, "an underwriter
rather than a provider of student entertainment."
It is to be hoped that the AMS will regain its former position as provider of student
entertainment—but we will have to take the
lesson of our past bungles to heart.
could some day be a powerful outfit.
The road will be long and hard, however,
and so it falls the lot of the Thunderbird
hoopsters to show the way and prove that
UBC has grown too big for Evergreen Con-
erence britches ■ |||f|^ r f,
The 'Birds, who placed seventh last year
in the league expect to move up to fifth place
this season and then next year with the new
gym at their disposal should do even better.
It's going to be a tough job, for tiie game
as played in the Evergreen Conference is
some of the finest small-college basketball
played in North America.
Nevertheless, it is up to UBC basketball
to set the pace and so in the two games
played this weekend as well as in all of the
rest of the conference games, the Birds will
be trying for fifth place which next season
could be fourth and so on up the ladder.
When the Thunderbirds can consistently
crowd the Evergreen Conference leaders the
hurdle will have been conquered and we will
be ready to move on to bigger and better
things. ,    ,
As usual, the arrival of the new
year has inspired numerous backward glances, intended to recall
the highlights of the past year.
Here's one more to add to the
list. Herewith, one culture-crazed
writer's recollections of music,
musicals, movies, theatre and anything else that happens along the
In the musical rtienagerle one
woman stands out as having caused
the loudest uproar that the staid
Metropolitan Opera House has witnessed in some time. As the sensual Judean princess in Richard
Strauss' "Salome," Ljuba Welitch
revealed a voice and personality
that was electrifying. The operatic
cause had another transfusion when
Toscananl broadcast Verdi's "Aida."
Although the soloists were disappointing, every phrase of the music
emerged with the clarity, intensity, and freshness that is so characteristic of Toecanini's readings.
Erica Morini performing the
Beethoven violin concerto, Licia
Albanese singing Italian operatic
arias, Isaac Stem recreating a
Haydn violin concerto, the tragic
airplane death ef French violinist
Ginette Neveu, Lily P&n'i drastic
lock of aim during the Mad Scene
from "Lucia," the lilting spontan-
ety of Mary Martin on the "South
Pacific" discs, and the Incredible
but faacinatng sounds of Schoenberg's ^Pierrot Lunaire" and of
John Cage's prepared piano: all
these stand out ln a year of steadily
Increasing interest in serious music.
To a hopeless movie addict the
preceding twelve months seem unusually undistinguished. It would
be difficult to choose the ten best
from Hollywood's murky mass of
mediocrity. British imports were
also barren. "The Fallen Idol" (my
best bet) and "The Window Boy"
were outstanding among the few
English films of any stature. A
vote for the best comedy goes to
"A Letter To Three Wives" which
seemed just as clever and socially
critical on the second viewing as
on the first. The cinemueical, although generally mawled, did come
up with tiie bright and refreshing
"On The town" Just in time to dull
the bad taste left by the usual
crop of "baekstagers." For poignancy and moving realism one
would have to go far to match the
Italian film "Shoeehine." So mych
for' the movies.
Campus art enthusiasts welcomed the establishment of an art
gallery and museum in the new
wing of the library. One recalls
with enthusiasm and pleasure the
Lawren Harris exhibit and with a
feeling  that   approaches   outrage
the display of works by Clifford
"Live" theatre blossomed with *
fervour that perhaps foreshadows
the downfall of the movies a* the
most popular form of escapism.
Frank Pay appeared in "HarvejT
and proved himself to be one of
the most charming of men. The
UBC Summer School presented a
watered-down version of Sophocles' "Antigone" that nevertheless
had some of the grip and grandeur
that comes only with true tragedy.
"Brigadoon" (tested through leaving one enchanted with its colorful
fantasy. "A Streetcar Named Desire" skidded to an abrupt and
controversial stop providing for the
majority an exciting evening but
for some just one more example of
the moral and artistic decadence of
the American theatre.
Vanity literary testes were titillated by Eerie Birney's "Turvey,"
a gently satiric, genuinely amusirig
view of the "horrors" of war with
the Canadian Army. However, like
the majority of students, texts
formed the major part of my literary recreation.
Reminiscing is always fun. Pet-
haps 1M9 was not such a bad year
•Iter all. Perhaps some of 1m*
year's pleasures will be savourad
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and all that..
This column has been watching, with
something less than unmingled delight, the
crusade of this fearless newspaper in favor
of athletic scholarships. In its own laborious
way this column has subjected the topic to
considerable reflection and has concluded
that the case is not nearly so clear cut as our
eager editors would lead us to believe.
We have no intention of dragging out
such trite and tedious phrases as "packs of
trained apes" and similar appellations used
by the more trenchant opponents of athletic
scholarships. To do so would be to presume
that the administration of such scholarships
would be incredibly bad — a presumption
which no one is in a position to make.
But it is obvious that athletic scholarships like any other scholarships require
money and that the money for these scholarships must necessarily be raised by public
subscription. The public who subscribe to
such schemes are willing to contribute only
so much to a university. They will not give
$5,000 to the financing of a football team and
another $5,000 to a library or toward the
hiring of a professor of sociology. They will
give their $5,000 to one cause or to the other.
In the happy days when this column
found itself all over the front page we pointed"
out that this university is sadly in need of
more instructors in the fields of philosophy
and the social sciences.
The prime purpose of the a university
is and must be education—football teams can
be worried about only if and when we have
provided the educational facilities we so
badly  need,  And  we are a  long way yet
by l
for student vet and wife. Phone CI.
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Suitable one or two men. Single or
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es armour
from our goal.
We have no objections to the existence
of football teams as such; in fact we would
like to see a good football team capable
of winnnig some games as much as anyone
on the campus. But first things must come
first. We cannot afford to jeopardize our
chances of raising badly needed funds for
educational facilities by entering upon an all
out campaign for funds to improve a football
Further, such organizations as the Player's Club, the Musical Society and even the
much maligned Publications Board, have
managed to keep going in the face of difficulties with no thought of financial inducement.
Why, then, should athletes need financial
inducement? And, if they are entitled to it,
are not these other groups, by the same
reasoning, entitled to it?
There is no reason why athletes cannot
muster the same spirit as a Player's Club
or a Musical Society equally beset with financial problems and lack of trained personnel.
We have never seen these organizations
come crying on the student body's shoulder
in a tender plea for scholarships.
(For that matter it seems rather to be
our eager editors than the athletes who are
making the present plea. We have not seen
any lack of spirit on the part of athletes. We
have not even heard many loud complaints.
Athletes, in the main, are as contest as the
rest of us to do the best job they can in the
face of difficulties and are as hesitant as anyone to ask for special privileges.)
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for the practice of Dentistry
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Applications are invited for both tummtr and
full-time employment in tht followlnf fields:
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Entomology Radi0 phyilcs
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.IS Thursday,   January   5,   1950
Page 3
IT SNOWED IN 1948, TOO. But there was only a little slush
when this picture was taken. Photographer Denny Waller got
off a bus when he saw this car on it's side. Provincial police had
one of the most difficult jobs of their year's stint on the campus
during this winter with roads like sheets of glass.
SOUTFi AMERICAN STUDENTS came to Canada for'f con-
fereufce and to see out education system in 1946., When they
arrived it was sunshining but two days later it started to snow.
Tills was the first snow they had ever seen.
' GleJ
Montreal Student
Publication Faces
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By Complicated Vocation
UBC's library is under the direction of a man who reads
the iportf jrage first!
4o those wi»'are used to regarding*^-	
they only have to be used.'
librarians as retiring, fussy, bookish
gentlemen, Dr. Dunlap is a pleasant
surprise. Replacing Dr. William K.
Ltmlb as library director, Dr. Dunlap
is a well-built man with a sense of
humor undampened by the task of
answering 7,500 questions a year.
Through Ml, department passed
about 15,000 yearly questions, half of
which had to be checked for correct
answers by the good-humored Dr.
Dunlap himself. His work with the
UJS. government also consisted' of
receiving, cataloguing, and shipped
tons of used army textbooks, used
primarily for GI students.
Later he was transferred to Uie
manuscript department of Library of
Congress. This included the transcribed voices of most of the important'
figures in history. Among the fom-
OUS recordings are ones of President
Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and
Shara Bernhart. They also transcribed the signing of VJ day surrender.
.Speaking of his new post at UBC
Ot. Dunlap said "There is quite a
challenge to do an outstanding job
•t UBC. The facilities are here and
A Librarian's job, he said is to
»et all "stuff" people need in reference io University life. "My job,"
he said, "is to find out what the
students want. Plans for a newcomer
are hard but whatever the university/
wants I will try to get it."
"The Library isn't a place just to
get your assigned reading done—it
should be a place where you can do
some supplementary reading and cul-
tral reading for pleasure," said Dr.
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m Editors
Hotcakes on the campus are selling
like Thunderbirds.
Thunderbird is the capus literary
magazine that appeared a few days
before the Christmas examinations.
Its editors are now slightly bewildered
over its rapid sale, and are contemplating another press run if sales
Acclaimed as superior to all previous
issues, the Winter Thunderbird is still
on sale at thc Bookstore and the AMS
office, and going fast.
The Quarter Latin, University
of Montreal student newspaper,
Is being sued for $5,150.
Edmond Palnchoud, alias Louis
Lamohtagne, third year law student
at Montreal, claimed tiie paper printed
libelous statements about him in a
front page story.
The French language newspaper denounced Palnchoud as an imposter
who was admitted to the University
under false pretenses.
In a front page editorial student
editors blasted the libel action and
described its weak points. "The action was taken as a futile attempt to
save face, but it will be strongly con-
tesed by editors of this paper," said
the editorial.
The paper goes on to say ifhat it
has no intention of ever apologizing
for what it said. It feels that it was
its duty to the student body.
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and it froze. Sidewalks were
slippery, girls fell an^, books
splattered all over the campus.
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INCORPORATED   2."?   MAY   1670. Page A '   W'^jtHW^ •'•£*'
HiursHay,   January'  5,   1950
Pomfret Spells
'Success" for
If qualified leadership is
necessary to success, then UBC
Thunderbirds are well on the
way to the top in the Evergreen Conference basketball
this year.
Jack "Pomfret, again coaching the
Thunderbirds this year, is a well
known example of the "local boy
makes good" success story.
Pomfret started his athletic career
at Lord Byng High School, where he
was an All-City English Rugby and
Football player. He set Canadian
swimming records and also played
basketball, hockey, lacrosse and baseball.
Going to University of Washington
on u swimming scholarship, Pomfret
won his Varsity letter for two years
in basketball and was selected as right
forward on the All-Conference basketball team.
In his spare time Pomfret played
Husky Baseball and served as President of the Men's Big "W" Club.
After taking three years' time out
to serve ln the Royal Canadian Airforce, Pomfret returned to Washington where he received his Physical
Education degree in 1946.
In the past three years, Pomfret re-
turned to Vancouver to serve on the
Physical Education Department at the
University of British Columbia. He
has kept in playing trim as a member
of the Vancouver Clover Leafs.
In his initial year as head coach at
UBC last season, Pomfrefs squad did
not fare too well, winding up seventh
In their first year In the Evergreen
The Birds starting string Is composed of graduating lettermen and
they are backed by an extremely
competent second string. The second
stringers have proved their ability in
the pre-season fixtures.
Pomfret has the material to work
with in this season's Thunderbird
basketball team and we predict that
he is the man to do the j«b.
"Birds of a Feather" Fight for Thunderbirds
JEN REASONS why the 1950 version of UBC Thunderbird basketball team was marked as a possible upset squad this year,
are shown flanking their able coach, Jack Pomfret. Highest on the Thunderbird are centres John Forsyth and Art Phillips,
while forwards Bill Pell and Nev Munro are stationed in the bird's protecting wings. Supporting their coach in their team
emblem are forwards Pete Walker and John Southcott, guards N ormie Watt and Reid Mitchell, and guards Willis Louie and
Don Hudson. Pomfret, in his second year as Thunderbird hoop co ach, i.s looking for a successful season this year.
1950 Thunderbirds
Have Reputation to
Uphold in League
UBC Thunderbirds have a
reputation to back up their
threats of a first division position this season.
Thunderbird basketball teams have
been spreading fame for the name of
UBC In many sections of the continent for the past few years.
'Birds have received recognition M
the top college quintet in Canada
and have proven themselves number
one team in Canadian AAU ranks
Basketball dates back a long way
at UBC. Thunderbird teams were entered in Canadian Amateur Basketball Association playoffs until 1945
and won Canadian Championships ln
1931, 1937 and 1941.
UBC entered the Pacific Northwest
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in
1946 and won the basketball crown
in their first year with probably the
finest team in the University's history.
The following year 'Birds finished
in a tie for third place ln the same
conference. They followed up their
season, by winning the Canadian
Olympic Trials In the spring of 1948
and placed five men and coach Bob
Osborne on the Olympic teem.
Athletic officials at UBC stepped up
the calibre of the 'Birds opposition
for the 1948-49 season by entering the
team in the tough Evergreen Conference.
Evergreen Conference members include Western Washington College,
Central Washington College, Eastern
Washington College, Pacific Lutheran
College, Whitworth College, St Martin's College, College of Puget Sound
and UBC. In their first season 'Birds
under coach Jack Pomfret, ended up
in seventh place.
With this year's starting team composed entirely of graduating letter-
men, the team so far has won six out
of ten pre-season exhibition games
and look as though they may boost
their standing into the first division
before the close of the conference
season early in March.
What the 1950 Thunderbirds seem
to need most in order to hold their
own in the tough Evergreen Conference is a little more height.
Even though their loss in height is
made up by their drive, ten tall
men  would come  in  mighty  handy.
As it is, the team average is a slight
six foot one inch, one of the smallest
in the Conference.
Trying to make things a little more
even aro three mom hers of the team
who hit the tape at the six foot five
inch marker, as well as one other
standing six foot three.
Tho   remainder   of   the   squad,   al
though small compared to most school
teams, are lightning fast on their feet
and have shown in the ten pre-season exhibition games that they can
outrun many of their bigger opponents.
Leading the height department is
third year letttrman Nev Munro, senior from Revelstoke, B.C. The twenty-
two   year   old   guard-turned-forward
can shoot from almost any angle, und
his speed and shiftiness comes in
handy. Pomfret changed him to forward this j1 ear to take advantage of
I lis  l.tll   frame.
Forward Bill Bell, twenty-two year
old who was a member of the 1948
Canadian Olympic team, is a one-
hand artist. Bell is high individual
game scorer so far this season, making
24 points in a game last weekend.
Finishing third in conference standing last year is twenty-one year old
centre "Long John" Forsythe. Feaj
luring a step-away swat shot, he has
probably the best individual shot of
any centre in the league.
Forsyth has shown amazing skill in
checking almost unstopable hook shots.
Alternate centre Art Phillips, who
subs in sometimes as forward, is only
nineteen  and  has a  few more seasons
yet  with   the  'Birds.   Phillips  has   a I
deceptive   handoff   that   keeps   many
opponents guessing. j
Forward Pete Walker, in his second \
year with the ' Birds, is a tricky ball
handler with a good shooting average.
Tiie  twenty  year  old  is  one  of  the
most aggressive members of the squad.
South paw sophomore John Southcott, nineteen, has developed into a
swift, breaking forward in his second
year with the team. Southcott is just
six feet tall but his finish under the
basket combined with his speed makes
him one of the prospects of the year.
Thunderbird team is Willis King
Louie, age twenty. Louie specializes
in defensive work and has looked
exceptionally good in thwarting fast
breaking opponents. His shifty foot
works well in the guard slot.
Captain of this year's squad is
guard Reid Mitchell, age 23, and by
far the fastest man on the team.
Mitchell sets the pace for his team
mates and handles much of the dribbling for the 'Birds. His shooting
specialty is an overhead two-handed
set   shot.
Sophomore, guard Don Hudson, first
year with  the club, coming up from
First   Chinese   ever   to   play   on   a    the  Senior  A  ranks,  is a good  play
maker. He has an accurate running one
handed shot.
Twenty-three year old Norm Watt
is the other guard on the squad. First
year letterman, Watt, together with
captain Reid Mitchell, is one of the
heady playmakers that holds the team
together when the going gets tough.
Long shots are his specialty, having
a two-handed shot which he can sink
from any part of the floor.
Holding them all together ia
their able coach, Jack Pomfret, for
the second season mentor of the
Thunderbirds. With bis experience
behind the team, they may go to
great heights this year.


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