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 AMS  MEETING
NOW IN AUDIT.
NURSES   HOLD   CLOTHES  CAMPAIGN
Drive This Week to Collect
'Any Old Clothes' From Students
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m. xxvii
Seed Growers
Arrive for
Special Course
• SPECIAL course in seed growing, offered by the University
Extension Department, . started
Monday morning in the Brock
main lounge.
This course, open to all seed
growers in B.C., will run all week
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. While
most of the lectures will be held
at the university, there will be
several special inspection tours
to various seed processing plants
in Vancouver.
106 men are enrolled to date.
They come mainly from the Fraser Valley, but there are members
present from nearly all parts of
B.C.
lite men were welcomed Monday morning in an address by Dr.
O. M. Shrum, head of the Extension Department.
VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1945
No. 42
ON THE AIR
WITH URS
there until February 9.
Sherlock Morton Finally Uncovers
Missing Neon Science Crest
By BRUCE BEWELL
•   SHERLOCK MORTON brushed the dust off his sweater
and put his magnifying glass away.  The mystery was
solved. The missing Science crest was found.
After weeks of intensive search for the neon crest the EUS executive
was slowly growing frantic.  February 8 and the Engineers Trek were
approaching rapidly and the Science Ball without the crest would be
like ham without eggs or a Martini without an olive.
Putting his experience as a miner       ——■-—————————
HOME EC CLUB
SPONSORS COED
HOP JANUARY 30
to work, Morton surveyed the situation thoroughly with no avail.
Even after asking himself the
question, "If I was a lost neon
sign, where would I hide?" his
search was unrewarded.
GETS AN IDEA
Finally Sherlock Morton had a
brilliant idea. Hastily rounding ud
the addresses of last year's executive he dispatched several urgent
communications via CPR telegraph:
"CREST MISSING. WHERE IS
IT USUALLY KEPT. WHERE
ELSE.  LOVE.
MORTON".
It took Morton a long time to
think of that tenth word. After
aU, he had to get full value for
the AMS's money.
From an Eastern Canadian port
the message was flashed back collect. The Great Detective acted.
Then, flushed with triumph, he
called in representatives of the
press and related the astounding
story of the solving of his greatest
case since the mystery of the "Unclosed Traverse" in May, 1942.
FOUND IN A CONSPICUOUS
PLACE
After a detailed account of thc
search Sherlock Morton and Dr.
Watson Kirkpatrick led the reporters through long musty corridors,
finally turning into an ill-lit room
filled with little glass cases.
"There it is," he said, pointing,to
a packing case in the corner. "My
training as a miner made the discovery inevitabe."
"Astounding! And just what is
this room?" queried a reporter.
"This," said Morton, "is the balance room in the mining building,"
Newman Club
Meets Wednesday
• NEWMAN Club will meet at
the home of Leo and Jack
Leavy, 4288 W. 10th Avenue, Wednesday, January 31, at 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Father Murphy, recently returned from a Japanese concentration camp, will be the guest
speaker.
• HOME ECONOMICS Club
will hold an anniversary
coed dance January 30 In Brock
Hall.
Since this is the first anniversary o fthe club It will celebrate with a cake to "display
prowess".
Dancing will be from 9:00-
1:00, The name of the orchestra has not been announced.
Refreshments will be served.
Price Is |1.50 per couple.
PLAYERS CLUB
STUDIES PLAN
FOR CURTAINS
• STAGE Committee of the
Players Club has been Investigating the purchase of new velours for the stage In the auditorium.
The present brown curtains
around the stage are in poor shape
and the committee would like to
have new ones installed before the
spring plays.
A tentative choice of material
has been made. The cost will be
approximately $250.
MONRO PRE-MED
• SPECIAL meeting in Arts 100
on Wednesday, January 31 at
12:30 sharp. All Pre-Med students
are requested to make a special
effort to attend.
• A CONCERT will be presented   in   the   Men's   Smoking
Room Wednesday, 12:30. Main
work on the program will be
Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.
NOTICE
• ALL Pubsters must turn out
to an important meeting in the
Pub on Thursday. Important issues are to be discussed and decided on. Nothing is important
enough to keep you away.
GRADS PAY $3.00 FOR GIFT
• THE GRADUATION Class donation fee this year is to b?
$3.00. This was decided yesterday
on a motion mnde by Alan Eyre
at noon-hour Graduation Class
meeting.
Among the suggestions made on
how to spend the money were proposals to install air-conditioning
in the Brock,  put  a spring floor
therein, but these were all ruled
out by the class as being too costly. Someone suggested they buy a
piano as a gift to the University.
It was announced at the meeting by President Bob Olson that
although this year's graduation
fees are to be the full $15.00, future fees are to be added into each
year's tuition.
UBC BLOOD DRIVE CONTINUES;
675 STUDENTS SIGN TO DATE   Barn Dance
• ARE YOU WONDERING what to do with the pair of
trousers, skirt, or five-year-old overcoat collecting moths
in your cupboard? Let the Nurses' Undergraduate Society
tell you. A campus-wide drive for old clothes to send to
Buzz-Bomb victims in Britain will start on January 29, so
watch for collection boxes below the posters. They will be
• TWELFTH in the series of
URS—Mussoc broadcasts "Music From Varsity" will be aired
this Thursday over CJOR at 10:35 '
p.m. Immediately following the
10:30 news.
Featured this week will be trios,
duets, and quartets Irom the Musical Society singing selections
from their forthcoming Gilbert
and Sullivan production "The
Gondoliers."
University Dances
Close At 12.45
O   DANCES   at   the   university
will have to close at 12:45 a.m.
henceforth,    because    of    transportation difficulties.
The B.C. Electric) has asked that
a regulation be made so that additional buses will not have to be
run. The last normal run of university buses is 1:10 a.m.
• "THE DRIVE for Red Cross blood donors on the campus
is to be continued until the quota of 2000 or more donors
is obtained", George Bramhall, chairman of the drive told
The Ubyssey.
"Of a potential 2900 student do- —
nors on the campus, only 675 have
signed up to give their blood to
save a life," said Bramhall. "Of
this number some are former donors and most are not."
According to the chart on the
cafeteria notice board, the Aggies
are leading with 28% of their number signing up and the Arts are
runners-up with 27%. Only 28%
of the "blood colored" sweater-
men have signed up. Forty per
cent of the Home Economics girls
have signified their willingness to
give blood.
While the Ubyssey was questioning him as to the success of
the drive, someone asked Bramhall how many times he had contributed his blood and he replied,
"Eight times," and added, "you
had better not forget Professor
Gage as ihe has been down that
number of times also and is eagerly awaiting his ninth call."
Who Knows?
Maybe It Is
Very Fine Fish
By A UBYSSEY REPORTER
• "OKAY   BOYS,   we'll
work out the bass first
.and then tackle the melody".
The speaker smiled as he enunciated these words. His voice rolled melodiously on the word melody. He was speaking to the piano
player who was gently tickling the
high keys with his right hand.
The   pianist   broke   Into   a
catchy tune then and the baritone and bass followed him.
". . . sturgeon, sturgeon, very
fine fish . . ."
"That's swell boys, now harmonize from there and we'll get a
humming background to improve
it a bit."
They all started then and as 1
left I could still hear the faint
strains of 'Sturgeon' and I could
still smell the faint strains of
'Butyric',
Oregon Men Vote
Against Peacetime
Conscription
Special  to the  Ubyssey
• EUGENE, Ore., Jan. 30
—(BUP)—Men   of   the
University of Oregon turned
down by a vote of 55% the
proposal for peacetime conscription in the United States
in a poll taken this week by
the Oregon Emerald, student
publication of the University.
Of the 120 men asked, "Do you
favor compulsory peacetime service in the armed forces?" 66 voted
no, 54 voted yes.
Among the comments of the
men intreviewed was the statement of a returned man who observed, "As a veteran of this war,
I believe I can say without fear
of successful contradiction that a
year of service would be an asset
to any young man."
Another man at Oregon interviewed said, "I compulsory peacetime conscription becomes law,
the decay of democracy will be
complete."
LOST
Sum o money in envelope.
Consisted of silver and bills. Phone
MArine 6783.
LOST
Brown Waterman's pen on Friday.  Please turn in to AMS office.
Union Elects
J. B. Mitchell
President
• J. B. MITCHELL, Brock
attendant, was re-elected
president of the UBC's Employees' Credit Union at a
meeting held in Brock Hall
Friday, January 26.
President Norman A. M. MacKenzie welcomed the guests to the
dinner and to the campus.
He outlined the good work done
by the credit union in his home
province of New Brunswick, and
spoke highly of the effort that had
been made by UBC's employees.
MAY ORGANIZE STUDENTS
There is a possibility that a
branch of the credit union might
be organized among tiie students
attending the university.    *
Speaker of the evening, J. W.
Burns, president of the B.C. Credit
Union League, gave an outline of
the development of the credit union ln B.C.
UBC's union, organized only six
months ago, now has 57 members.
The executive of the union is as
follows:
President, J. B. Mitchell; vice-
president, Prof. G. F. Drummond;
secretary-treasurer, R. W. Storey.
Directors, J. B. Mitchell, G. F.
Drummond, R. W. Storey, R. MacPherson, W. T. Erwood, J. Bruce,
W. Irwin. Supervisory committee:
J. Hunter, J. Carrothers, W. B\
Melvin. Credit Committee: W. T.
Erwood, Miss Eleanor Mercer, Miss
Mary Henderson.
Bridge Recognized
Af Major Pastime
Special to the Ubyssey
• SEATTLE, Jan. 30—Recognizing bridge as a college
student's major pastime, the
Board of Control at the University of Washington has
granted the Men's Federation
and Phrateres permission to
hold bridge classes evenings for
all University students.
NOTICE
Chemistry Society Meeting. R.
Atree will speak to the Chemistry
Society on "Predicting Solubilities
cf Chemical Compounds" at 12:30
on Thursday, February 1, In Sc.
413.
Features Cow
Cow Boogie
• ONE OF the top city
bands will beat out the
cow cow boogie for the one
corn-fed dance of the year—
the Aggie Barn Dance, to be
held at the White Rose Ballroom.
Entertainment Includes prizes
for tha best disguised scienceman,
refreshments—gallons of it—and
mixed old' time and modern dancing.
Dr. H. Berry of the animal husbandry department will officiate
at the dance. Wassy Stewart,
fourth year class president, is In
charge of arrangements.
Those intending to roar at the
annual stubble-jumpers hop can
get tickets at fl.50 from John Farrow or Wassy Stewart.
Totem Salesmen
Must Turn in
Money Today
• ALL TOTEM salesmen must
turn in tickets and money outstanding to Dean Sherman at 18:30
tomorrow in the Women's Executive Room. Those students who
have not yet bought their yearbook may do so by coming down
to the Pub.
There are only a few tickets
left. Positively no Totems will be
distributed at time of issue without a subscription ticket.
Ball Nets $500
More Than Last Yr.
O RED Cross Ball has netted approximately 13500, $500 more this
year than it did last year. At press
time, with the expenses not yet
in, this figure, which includes
11900 from the raffle, is ol course,
a very rough approximation.
However, it is certain that the
proceeds will easily top the $3000
mark. Last year's ball's proceeds
were $2800.
FOUND
Small red imitation-leather billfold containing sum of money.
Owner may receive same by presenting identification at the AMS
office.
LOST
Friday afternoon in Arts building, small grey fountain pen.
Please turn in to AMS office. Reward.
The people in England are going about their duties with a calm
and cheerful exterior,  but deep-
down inside they have an anxiety
that we in Canada have not experienced. These men and women
set off for their various places of
work and do not know whether
they will return to a home or to
a   mass  of  rubble  created  by  a
buzz-bomb.   It  would  be  impossible to replace the lost articles
with sentimental value  attached,
but it is possible for us to send
these men, women, and children
enough to keep them warm, and
to add a few of the necessities to
their temporary homes.
All clothing, shoes and materials, are rationed In Great Britain
so even If there is any money to
spend, the articles are not available.
POINT DRIVE ......   ......  ......   ..
This drive will be carried out
on the "Credit System." Each of
eight undergraduate groups will
be responsible for collecting its
own contributions, and the faculty
with the most articles of old clothing will gain the highest number
of points. General boxes will also
be placed in strategic positions
around the campus. Your class
representatives will be telling you
of your part In this drive, but
here are a few tips that will facilitate the final sorting of the articles.
Please tie everything that matches together, pairs of shoes together,
trousers and jackets together,
skirts and jackets together, and
pairs of socks together. Anything
is acceptable—clothing, blankets,
sheets, curtains, linen, rugs, or
shoes. All articles should be clean
and in reasonably good repair.
Concluding this drive there will
be a tea-dance in Brock all on
February 9. Admission will be one
article of clothing for the buzz-
bomb victims or 25c for the Red
Cross.
-Weir
Cairo Faculty
Bars Smoking
In Classrooms
• CAIRO (UP)-On the premise that a fellow in the throes ,
of puzzling out a college examination needs a cigarette desperately,
students of Fouad El Awal University began whipping out their
smokes and lighting up in the
classroom.
On recommendation of a special
committee, the Ministry of Education put a stop to the practice.
Dr. All Ibrahim Pasha, rector of
the university, upheld the student
puffers.   The Arabic press is giving the controversy a full airing,
with  certain  factions  contending
that cigarettes may be all right,
but that the habit may encourage
cigar smokers.
Today on the Worlds Battlefronts
By BRITISH UNITED PRESS
Premier Joseph Stalin announces that his forces have stormed
into the German province of Pom-
erania and captured the town of
Driessen. That puts the Russians
just 94 miles from Berlin according
to official reports. The Russian
twin drive into the northeastern
German province also has encircled the communications center of
Schneidemuhl.
United press correspondent Henry Shapiro indicates however that
the Russians might be slowing
their drive slightly to re-group
and re-equip their armies. Shapiro points out that the Russians
have been fighting without respite
for 18 days and nights, that the
Soviet lines have become highly
extended while the German lines
have been shortened.
The Russians cleaning out East
Prussia have cut a swath to within two miles of Konigsberg. Meantime the Germans have launched
an attack from western East Prussia in an effort to break the siege
of Konigsberg, capital of the Junker state.
On the Western Front, Allied
planes swarmed down on a concentration of 2,000 German vehicles retreating east of St. Vith.
690 trucks were destroyed along
with 18 tanks. 571 other trucks
were damaged.
Front dispatches report that
staggering masses o supplies—guns,
shells, small-arms ammunition,
clothing and food—are moving up
to the front lines of General
George S. Patton's 3rd Army. Currently, Patton's men have taken
over all the front that once formed
the Ardennes Bulge.
In the Pacific, Yank troops have
ground out gains that have
brought them to within 33 airline
miles of Manila. General MacAr-
thur's men advanced south along
two all-weather highways and
captured the village of San Fernando.
VANCOUVER-the Regional War
Labor Board's decision on the ap
plication of street railway workers
for a review of their wage demands will not be known until
tomorrow.
M. H. McGeough, chief executive officer of the Board, told
British United Press that the
Board meeting on the application adjourned at 4:00 p.m. yesterday until today without reaching
a decision.
In the battle for Luzon, General
MacArthur announces that 6th
Army troops have captured San
Fernando, an enemy stronghold
33 air miles from Manila. Mac-
Arthur also reveals that some
2b,000 Jap troops have been killed
wounded or captured since the invasion of Luzon.
LOST
Silver compact at Red Cross
Ball. Leave at AMS office or
phone  ALma 0333-L.   Reward. EDITORIAL PAGE . . . .
Coals to Newcastle
According to the campus Socrates, we
"inferred" once upon a time that "democracy
does not exist in the sphere of student government". On reading that we realized it
was time to sell our typewriter. Our satire
of last Thursday had failed. We had tried to
point out that advocates of the advisory
council were bringing coals to Newcastle
with brickettes in their pockets.
But we swallowed our writers' pride to
wade through a maze of contradictions presented by the president of the Literary and
Scientific Executive in support of his advisory council. We were entranced with the
"brief historical background of democratic
government" and the ringing cry that students were "in danger" of losing control of
their own affairs. Our emotions ran high.
Another paragraph and we would have
struck a blow for liberty.
We resent this cheap, melodramatic attempt to play upon the natural emotions
which we all feel towards democracy. We
resent it because it comes from one who
should know that students at this university
have more real democracy than any other
university students in Canada.
Using democracy as a big stick, certain
students are attempting to prejudice the
student body. Waving the flag of liberty
and freedom forever, they want to clog up
student government. Digging up the corpses
of famous democrats, they wish to scare the
student body into adopting their plans.
But their diseased bogey falls apart
THE UBYSSEY
under their own arguments. Apathy in government is detrimental to democracy, they
cry, and bring forth a cure-all advisory council to "approve or censure" Student Council,
which amounts to only an apathetic group to
rubber stamp or say "naughty naughty" to
council policy. The advisory council would
make democracy a laughing stock on this
campus.
"Student Council would hesitate to
buck the opinion of the advisory council",
say our pseudo-democrats. Council might,
but it would not have to hesitate if councillors, felt they were acting in the best interests of the Alma Mater Society.
In big black type we are asked "how
can students take an interest in student government unless they are more familiar with
the plans which are being discussed for their
own welfare?"
All important decisions of council and
most of the minor ones are published. Students can read them if they are interested,
act on them if they disagree. Students reversed a decision of council last year when
councillors decided against sending delegates to the Western' Universities Conference.
We could go on for pages refuting each
and every argument that has been put up
for the advisory council. But our space runs
out, and yesterday's special edition effectively povered the main points.
We hope that students will not be deluded by the false cry of democracy which
has been put forth to play upon emotions.
Co-operative Living at UBC
Working quietly behind the scenes for
some five years the Student Co-Operative
Association of UBC has established itself
successfully here to the great benefit of
many out-of-town students. On this campus
without dormitories the problems of student
strangers are enormous, with the accent on
finances. The "co-ops" whittle down the
enormous and practically eliminate the accent.
We, like a good many other students,
knew little about the Student Co-Operative
Association until we had the opportunity
the other day of thumbing through its bulletin of information. We were amazed no
little amount to find that these student living corporations provide room and board
for shareholders at the cost of $27 a month
And this includes laundry.
The association has a membership of 54
now with a total of four houses in operation.
Next year, the association will own one of
the houses.
The association is very business-like,
which probably accounts for its success.
Twice yearly the members of each house
elect a committee composed of a house manager, a purchasing agent and a treasurer.
The house manager organizes any house activities, the purchasing agent compiles a
monthly grocery order, and the treasurer
takes care of board revenue collected from
members of the house. In addition to this
committee each house has a house-mother.
Each student entering the co-operative
must purchase ten shares in the Association
must purchase ten shares in the Association
at one dollar a share. These shares form
the working capital of the association and
are used to purchase furniture and equipment. A board of directors, consisting of
five student members and three faculty
members governs the association to decide
on policy and to give advice.
Co-operative living, which is established in many Pacific Coast universities, has
more than 100,000 living testimonials—students who have lived in co-ops—to proclaim
its advantages. As the Pacific Coast Student
Co-operative League puts it, "student leaders concluded that college students could
enjoy greater educational opportunity and
a more worthwhile social life by working
together.
"Their aim was comfortable lodgings,
wholesome food and a healthy social program for students of moderate means. They
believed that a democratic environment
stripped of racial and religious discrimination is the most beneficial."
Here is an idea for UBC to develop
more. Even when dormitories are established on the campus there will be plenty of
room for students to co-operate in living.
in all seriousness
By DENIS BLUNDEN
• THESE ARE strenuous days for university students. The air is super-charged, in fact the students themselves are
slightly super-charged, and for this reason
I hesitate to add more weighty ideas to
the preponderance of serious topics confronting 2900 students.
But if you can tear yourself away from cocking an
ear towards the nearest
whispering post, I would like
to ask, in all seriousness, a
question that I feel is of the
utmost importance at the
present time:
Which do you like most
—apple pie or apple pie a
la mode?
Perhaps the question is
not clear enough. Indeed, the question itself
is of such complexity that it would probably
take days and days of argument and debate
to make every student understand the issues
involved.
There is, for instance, the possibility of
having either strawberry or chocolate ice
cream or even vanilla. Tastes in this matter
are diversified. Added to this are the various
brands of ice cream on the market, so that
even the question of the type, flavour, and
brand of ice cream to be used must be
thrashed out.
But wait! Forgotten is an important
point. Maybe some people don't like apple
pie. Maybe a great majority of people prefer raisin pie or mince pie or lemon pie or
pumpkin pie or blueberry pie. Then perhaps
those who prefer raisin pie do not like vanilla ice cream, and those who like mince
pie are very fond of chocolate ice cream,
and perhaps those who like lemon meringue
pie don't want ice cream at all. My, my.
Things are becoming extremely complicated.
To add further to the confusion, there is
the question of the amount of ice cream required. Some there be who may argue that
just the faintest touch of ice cream is needed.
Some there be who may want their pie completely smothered in ice cream, and some
there be who may want only a moderate
amount.
For the internal safety of those planning
to consume the apple pie a la mode, perhaps
numerous physicians should be consulted
to determine the effect on the digestion. Too
much ice cream in combination with rich
apple pie would most likely bring indigestion, in some cases acute, depending on the
strength and habits of the patient's stomach.
But having debated the issue to and fro
for several paragraphs I am beginning to
tire of the combination of apple pie and ice
cream and even of the staple itself, apple
pie. In fact, the more I turn over in my
mind the relative merits of this Canadian
and American delicacy, the more tiring the
subject becomes, until I begin to feel sick.
So let me ask the question once more: Which
do you like most: apple pie or apple pie
a la mode?
Personally, after a tiring debate, I
would rather eat the old standby—a hamburger with onions optional.
• trip to
Winnipeg
By STUART PORTEOUS
• I AM now thoroughly
convinced that the spirit
most sincere adherents in
of hospitality for which the
West is so famous has its
the city of Winnipeg.
Captain Bob Bonner, who visited Manitoba's capital city as a
McGoun debater several years ago,
had told me that we could expect
a royal welcome. Even so, Morris
Berson and I were surprised and
impressed with the genuine
warmth and friendliness of everyone we met during our visit there.
After a very pleasant trip on a
train that was anything but crowded we arrived In Winnipeg Thursday evening to be met by our host
and guide for our stay, Meyer
Brounstone, a likeable fourth year
Aggie student, who is president of
Manitoba's debating union.
BEGAN WORRYING
We began worrying In earnest
when, shortly after arriving at the
hotel, Meyer introduced us to Ken
Williamson, fifth year Arts honor
student and Manitoba U's top-
ranking debater, having twice before competed in inter-provincial
debates. The second member of
their team, Abe Slmkln, a third
year Law student, had just arrived back from a conference a
few days previously and was busy
at home working on his material.
This was the only encouraging
aspect of the whole situation from
our point of view.
To look over the room ln which
we would speak the next night,
we walked the short distance to
the junior division on the downtown site of the university, a
large one-story building which accommodates first and second year
students. We were to debate in
theatre "A," a large lecture room
similar to our Applied Science 100.
On our way back we stopped in
at Winnipeg's beautiful civic auditorium and viewed part of the
second act of a new play being
presented by the university dramatic society.
TOUR PARLIAMENT
One of the most enjoyable fea-'
tures of the trip was the luncheon
next day with E. K. Williams,
distinguished looking lawyer, who
was to be chairman of the debate;
two of the judges, the Rev. Dr.
Howse and Sam Friedman, K.C;
Leslie Orr Rowland, secretary of
the Western Universities' Debating League; our host Meyer Brounstone; Connie Mann and Don Kennedy, both executives of the debating union.
That afternoon, while Meyer
was erecting the platform ln
theatre   "A",   Morris   and   I
toured the  Parliament buildings which are just across the
street from the university.
Later, in the "Caf" of the junior division, we had the good fortune  to meet Monty Halperin, a
really   dynamic   personality,   who
besides being president of the Students'   Council,  produces, directs,
announces   and   engineers   radio
programs for a local station.   He
had a few minutes extra time on
his Saturday afternoon radio program and arranged for Meyer to
intjrview us on the air.
MORE BUILDINGS
Later Friday afternoon, by a
combination of street car and bus,
we journeyed to the new Fort
Garry site of the university which
is even furthsr outside the city
limits than is our own university.
They have more buildings than wo
have, all of which are permanent
brick or stone structures. Particularly impressive was the big Arts
building similar in design to our
Science building, and the large
dormitory now occupied by thc
Army.
Besides the fact that everyone made us feel so much at
home, we were bouyed up at
the debate by the presence not
only of Morris' relatives but a
number  of  ex-UBC   students.
' Ross Maclean had rounded up
most of the Vancouver boys
who are attending the medical
college at Winnipeg.
Defeat   in  the  debate  certainly
didn't affect the hospitality of our
opponents,   for   after   the   debate,
with   Abe   Simkin  supplying   the
transportation and Meyer Brounstone    supplying    the    feminine
guests, we drove to the Roseland,
Winnipeg's nearest approach to a
night  club,   It  is somewhat  like
Vancouver's  Palomar but  doesn't
serve food.
MISSED SEEING STIFFS
Saturday morning with Les
Rowland as our guide we visited
the Winnipeg grain exchange,
Les is a graduate lawyer who
(Continued on Page 3)—See TRIP
.... JANUARY 30, 1945
100 MILLION CANADIANS
by Stephen Leacock
(condensed   from   The   Rotarian)
When Stephen Leacock died in
April, this article was found o-
mong his unpublished papers—
probably the last one he wrote. It
reflects the fast-buttressed faith he
had in the Dominion.
Canada can support 100 million
people.
This simple and obvious fact has
been obscured by various causes.
History has obscured it by presenting Canada as a frozen inaccessible country without natural
wealth. Suoh were Voltaire's
"acres of snow" and the historian
Alison's picture of a land of which
seven-eighths were doomed to frozen sterility.
■ Time has moved on. The
"wealth" of the early days of exploration and discovery, the
wealth of the Indies and the Spice
Islands, seems paltry now. What
was it, anyway? Spices and sandalwood, cinnamon and pepper-
things relegated now to the back
shelf of the kitchen cupboard.
Only one real item—gold—remains
in common, and of that Canada
produces in one year more that
the treasure ships of Spain in the
16th century brought home in 20
(5 million ounces fine, as against
250,000).
For the world has shifted on its
axis.   The North has come  into
its own. Tropical spices have given place to the great staple products of forest and field, the metallic wealth beneath the northern
rocks, and the wild cataracts of
power that the northern snows
alternately loosen and refill. With
this has changed also civilized
man's habits and his habitat.
Where once the blizzard of the
plains brought death, the warm
comforts of snug homes and the
luxury of great hotels look out
unmoved upon the storm. Life-
stimulated with new energy, moves
north.
Canada can support 100 million
people.
For, after all, what are people
supported by except the assets under their feet, in the soil ready for
seed, the forest ready for the axe,
the hidden caverns of minerals and
the waters murmuring in their
midst? Nations in the large sense
live on the physical assets of their
country. It is posible for a nation
to live, as Great Britain does ln
large part, on the use of material
brought in and manufactured and
sent out, and on the coming and
going of ships and on the services
of finance. But mainly nations
live on their soil, and the assets
in Canada and Its available' country are as good as various areas
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Rehearsals in Full Swing
For Gondoliers Production
By MARGUERITE WEIR
• DO YOU WANT TO SEE the Mussoc presentation of
the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera, "The Gondoliers?" If
so you had better collect the necessary 50c, 75c or $1 and
get your tickets now—the only good seats left are for Thursday night and these are selling fast.
full      —————
Rehearsals are going in
swing with both Mr. E. V. Young
and Professor Walter Gage coaching the characters in dramatic
presentation and Gertrude Cot-
trell coaching them as Dance Director.
The four feminine leads of "The
Gondoliers" are Erika Nalos, Alice
Stonehouse, Irene Kennedy, and
Elinor Haggart.
Erika Nalos came from Czechoslovakia five years ago and during this time she has made herself
well-known in the singing world.
In this, her last year at University, she is honoring In Latin and
English as well as being a member of the Letters Club and President of the Concert Orchestra.
TO MARRY SOON
Alice Stonehouse, a resident of
Vancouver, has twelve years of
piano, three of singing, and four
years of Mussoc Opera work to
her credit. A V.C.F. and A.G.D.,
her career is to be nipped ln the
bud when she marries shortly after graduation.
Irene Kennedy, a fourth year
Arte student, studies singing and
this is her third lead in a Mussoc
opera. She has appeared also ln
other musical comedies and plays
and hopes to continue her singing.
"She studies hard and sings for
the Mussoc."
Elinor Haggart, president of the
Mussoc, also a Vancouverite,
studies singing and has her A.T.
CM. in piano. She has become a
member of the new honorary sorority and is on the L.S JS. In spite
of all her university activities she
has time for much outside work
and many lighter moments of relaxation.
660,000 Veterans
Expected to Enroll
In US Universities
• ATLANTIC CITY, Jan. 30-
American colleges should prepare to enroll at least 660,000 veterans on their return to the United
States, stated Brig- Gen. F. T.
Hines, at the Association of American Colleges meeting In Atlantic City, according to a recent
press release.
Brig. Gen. Hines, who is the
Administrator of Veterans affairs
in the U.S. said that the figures
were derived from extensive surveys. They represent exactly 50
per cent more than the highest
peek load ever before handled by
colleges.
Hie- Association declared, that
the adoption, now, by the U.S., of
a program of peacetime universe) military training, would imply a lack of trust in the effec-.
tivness of the plans for international co-operation. There were
however many differences of
opinion, on the question of nation
wide military training.
COVERS EMERGENCIES
The continuation of Selective
Service was also decided by the
Association. The present regulations were amended to cover all
emergencies for the duration.
General Hines said the chances
were that demobilization will extend over a period of about two
years, and that the rush by veterans to college for training could
be expected within one and a half
years after victory over the last
of the aggressive powers. His estimate was based on the supposition that the older men with dependents and those who have been
in the longest will be demobilized
first. The younger men with fewer dependents, that ls, the potential college group, will remain in
the armed forces longest.
He warned that the colleges must
develop an adult type of program for veterans and proposed
that the accelerated courses developed during the war be retained for the returned students.
General Hines said that the Veterans' Administration would in no
way limit the freedom of individuals to take any course they desire. He urged the colleges to
place increasing emphasis upon
citizenship courses.
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LEACOCK
which support 100 million people.
If France can carry 40 million
inhabitants, so can the valley of
the St. Lawrence which includes
among much else the beautiful
and fertile peninsula of western
Ontario. Or look at the country
still empty! Upper British Columbia (latitude SSo to 60o) has,
in Census Districts No. 9 and 10, an
area of 170,000 square miles and a
(prewar) population of 25,000. It
has a climate similar to that of
Sweden, with a much lower average latitude and resources at least
comparable, possibly better. Sweden is of the same size (173,000
square miles) and supports a population of 6V4 million.
But if Canada can support 100
million people, why is itmot doing
so?
This is because Canada has not
yet cast off the burden of a bad
name, not yet dissipated the mist
and fog of history.
More than that. We Canadians
have been misled, like all the
world, by the myth of foreign
markets being necessary' to existence, as conditioning the rate of
a nation's growth.
I am not denying the merit and
advantages of foreign trade within
its sphere. Wilful exclusion of
outside trade means national suicide, or at least malnutrition. We
must obtain by foreign trade the
things that we can neither produce
In Canada or conveniently do
without. But, for all other things,
Canada can get them by foreign
trade if convenient and, better
still,* by ihome production if possible. The Dominion's Industrial
life will adapt itself accordingly.
All we need is enough of us, busy
enough.
Canada can support 100 million
people.
But Canada is checked In its attempts at expansion by the fact
that very obviously certain areas
of the country—around the metropolitan centres—seem overcrowded
now. But this only reflects the
fact that under modern conditions
of machine industry and transport
all new settlements huddle and
concentrate In the centre. A
country seems full because, young
as it is, it has a crowded metropolitan seaport of, say, half a million people and plenty of them
out of work.
Who could land at the port and
city of Montreal today, fight hand
to hand for a taxi, charge against
blocked doorways, stand in line
hoping for a room to sleep In,
thirst in vain for a drink, jam into
trains, suffocate in cars, block ln
the streets, and jostle off the sidewalks, and still believe that there
is room or a single extra soul in
the Dominion of Canada? And
now they are saying that Yellow-
knife, on the Great Slave Lake,
the newest gold city, Is crowded
full. They are sleeping two In a
bed. But all that means nothing.
In most of the Northwest they are
sleeping two to the square mile.
The whole scene ls sheer illusion. Canada is as empty as ever,
almost; still abundant room, abundant opportunity—life and all that
makes it sweet, waiting here for
uncounted millions of people-
serene sky and empty plain, and
rivers murmuring in the forest—
the temple of Nature, where we
crowd and wrangle around the
entrances.
Canada can support 100 million
people.   Bring them along!
Sign Board
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30-
U:30-1:30-AMS Meeting, Auditorium
12:30-1:30 — Players    Club,    Stage
Room, Brock
—Engineer's Undergraduate Society, App. Sc. 100
3:30-5:30 — Home   Nursing,   Stage
Room
6:00-10:00 P.M. — Musical Society,
Auditorium
9:00-1:00—Home   Ec   Club   Dance,
Main Lounge, Brock
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31-
12:30-1:30 — Players    Club,    Stage
Room
—Musical Society, App. Sc. 100
12:30-3:45-Musical  Club,  Auditorium
3:00-5:30 — Home   Nursing,   Stage
Room
Leonard Scholarship Holders
Asked to Renew Applications
• PICTURED ABOVE is Joe Scienceman worrying about a date for
the great Engineers' Trek to tiie Commodore Thursday, February 8.
Joe heard that Artsmen will be few and far between, and figures that he
has a chance to get a real live girl.
The Engineers' Trek, formerly known as the Science Ball, will be
heralded by the Science Ubyssey and the Science Pep Meet next Tuesday,
February 6.
Engineers Duplicate Tropic
Humidity in Insulation Tests
Special To The Ubyssey
• HUMIDITY conditions worse than those reported by the
India Meteorological Department for Rangoon, India—
where the air is often completely saturated with moisture—
were duplicated in tests devised in a General Electric laboratory as a means of combating. the ravages of electrolytic
corrosion on insulating materials in the tropics. The tests
were described by B. H. Thompson and K. N. Mathes of the
Company's General Engineering Laboratory during the AIEE
Winter Technical Meeting at New York.
Declaring that a large portion'
•   PRESENT HOLDERS of
ships are asked by Dr. H.
Anglican Theological College,
newal for the year 1945-46 as
form and other information is
The late Col. Leonard endowed
a fund to help students of good
standing ln provincial universities
in Canada and in specified institutions and for over 20 years there
has been about 155,000 a year
granted students needing help.
GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
ARE:
Students must show promise of
leadership by their interest in student activities such as sports or
societies, and have a good academic standing—a good second
class. They must be British Subjects of the white race and affiliated with some protectant church.
Good health and character are
essential.
USUALLY RENEWED
The grants run from $100 to $250
a year and are usually renewed
each year until the course is completed. Col. Leonard put in a
preferred class the sons and daughters of school teachers, military
men, and veterans, including graduates of the R.M.C. at Kingston,
clergymen, and members of certain scientific and engineering
bodies.
In British Columbia the University of B.C., Anglican College, the
Naval College near Victoria, and
high schools are the specified in-
Leonard Foundation scholar-
R. Trumpour, principal of the
to make application for re-
soon as possible. Application
available from Dr. Trumpour.
stitutlons, although members of
some private schools have been
accepted as well as B.C. students
attending colleges and universities in other parts of Canada.
TRIP—(Continued from Page 2)
heads the legal department of a
firm which Insures the grain
handled by the exchange.
Unfortunately we mlsed our afternoon appointment with Ross
Maclean out at the medical college where he had arranged to see
the "stiffs." However, after our
radio broadcast, Morris, Ron and
I had lunch with Monty Halpern
who told us of his plans for the
construction of a new student
building on the campus.
Checking out of our hotel at
6 p.m. we went to dinner at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferman,
Morris's relatives were he planned
to stay another few days. Feeling
that I couldn't afford to miss any
more time, I left Saturday night,
sorry to be missing a party which
Meyer had arranged for that night,
but feeling that our visit had been
most enjoyable and in view of the
results, a very worthwhile trip.
of failures caused by moisture in
apparatus containing fine wire is
due to electrolytic corrosion, the
authors explained that the destructive effect occurs when moisture absorption produces leakage
currents which electrolytically decompose the conductor and result in open rather than In shortened windings.
No class of materials has yet
been found which is completely
noncorrosive, according to the authors. Moreover, they said that
the corrosive nature of various insulating materials may possess a
wide range of corrosion-inducing
characteristics.
AIDS AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT
The authors indicated that tests
such as they made can be of value
in the design of aircraft equip- .
ment, which may be exposed to
high humidity conditions even
though not used in the tropics.
"Even in temperate climates,"
they said, "moisture condensation
may occur on apparatus chilled
during aircraft flight at high altitudes. This water may even be
forced into electrical windings by
pressure changes resulting from
subsequent changes in altitude.
Serious damage may occur if this
absorbed water freezes and cracks
the  insulation."
The three tyes of tests described
by the authors were a visual test,
a corrosion current test, and a
water extract test. The equipment
which they used can be duplicated
inexpensively. They tipped back
a large refrigerator box so that
it would hold water In the bottom and at the same time allow
condensed water to run off the
ceiling without dripping. The box
was located in a room held at 25
C and sufficient heat was applied
at a constant rate to the water to
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1-
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12:30-1:30—Players Club, Auditorium
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12:30-3:30 — Jazz Society, Stage
Room
1:30-5:30 P.M. - Musical Society,
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35 C. The laboratory condition
adopted for the tests was 100 per
cent relative humidity, plus dew
at 35C (95F).
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LUKE MOYLS
e AFTER THE somewhat shattering showing of Saturday
night when the lowly Higbies, who
had won only one game and lost
13, defeated the mighty Thunderbirds, who had won 12 and lost
but one, the campus basketball
picture took on a rather dull hue.
But a letter
which appeared
this morning
brightened the
scene a little,
for it showed
that somebody
is interested in
campus hoopla.
Here it is:
Dear Lucius Q.:
Here's a
freshette basketball fan who
would be much obliged if you
could explain and distinguish between certain basketball teams and
their leagues — Varsity teams —to
be exact.
Senior A . . . Inter A . . . Inter
B . . . Thunderbirds . . . Bugs . . .
Bees . . . Ants . . . Chiefs . . . Senior B's—Oh, man! What a mess!
'Twould also help if you could
print a list of the basketeers on
each team. What with two Mc-
Goers, one of which coaches some
team and plays on another, a roving Yorke (Just what team is he
on?), and, at present, a missing
Bakken—brother, I need help!
Dizzy Freshette.
'Its Indeed a sad plight you
are ln, Miss Freshette. (Do you
mind If I call you Dtny?)
Sometimes, I wonder whether I
understand the whole setup,
myself.
It seems that the Senior A Thunderbirds and the Inter A Chiefs
ore playing in a combined Senior
A-Inter A league this year with
the Inter A teams, Higbies and
UBC Chiefs, eligible for both the
Inter A and Senior A playoffs.
The Senior B and Inter B teams
in the minor leagues took on
"Thunder" titles to keep in line
with the Thunderbirds, top team
' on the campus. Varsity Senior B's
call themselves the Thunderbees,
while the Inter B's are the Thunderbugs.
Unfortunately, there are no Ants
around, unless the gals have decided to call themselves the Thun-
derants.
The Thunderbugs are finished, except for the consolation
playoff next month. The Thunderbees meet  Higbies  In  the
finals of  the  Senior  B  loop,
this week, starting tonight.
The 'Birds and Chiefs play league
games right through until Valentine's Day. The two Varsity teams
meet   each   other   in   tomorrow
night's opener at 8 o'clock.
And just to straighten Dizzy on
the player situation, the McGeer
brothers both played for the Thunderbirds. But this year, Pete, the
elder of the two, left the 'Birds
to coach the Thunderbugs (Inter
B's, remember?) and play for the
Senior B Thunderbees in his spare
time.
Pat McGeer, the younger, Is
the   promising  freshman  forward on the Thunderbird lineup. And while we're with the
'Birds, Ole Bakken may finish
the season on the bench with
his injured left shoulder (Ole
is a southpaw).   He received
the  Injury   while  fooling  a-
round   at   Intramural   touch
football,   an   accident   which
would never have occurred at
any large college ln the United
States where athletes must a-
blde by stricter rulings.
As for  this  character  name  of
Bruce  Q.  Yorke,  he  is the only
hooper on the campus who thinks
he knows what he is doing, and
is right, except maybe for Robertson and Bob Haas who are the
two   outstanding   players   of   the
year.   Yorke and Haas both play
for the Chiefs.
But here are the lineups of tie
Varsity quintets:
THUNDERBIRDS - Robertson,
Stilwell, Weber, Bakken, McGeer,
Clarkson, Ryan, Thomas, McLeod.
Coach: Maury Van Vliet.
UBC CHIEFS-Yorke, Haas, Bos-
sons, Stevenson, Capozzi, Fenn,
Swanson, Blair, B'lake, Cowan, McDowell.   Coach: Art Johnson.
THUNDERBEES - McGeer,
Pederson, King, Climie, Huyck,
Bryant, Vaughn, Hooson, Edwards,
Racine.  Coach: Vic Pinchin.
THUNDERBUGS - Davidson,
McLeftd, Rae, Henderson, Hough,
Wright, Lade, Welsh. Coach: Pete
McGeer.
There, I hope that clears the
picture for you, Dizzy. But, to me,
the picture still has a rather dull
hue after Saturday night's game.
THUNDERBIRDS GRAB McKECHNIE
ers Leads 10 pPIWIiP^>*..a--%^#i:- ,\^
Coed Divoters   (
iife
In UBC Meet
By PETER PUDNEY
e SUNDAY was a memorable
day in the annals of the Varsity Golf Club. Ten coed divoters
teamed up with a like number of
males and one of the most enjoyable matches ever organized took
place on the University Golf
Course.
Frozen ground, cold hands, and
wet feet did not deter the stalwarts. For the girls, Elaine Rogers
stroked her way to victory with
an eighteen hole total of 106. Ann
Smith was second with 111, while
Rosemary Lee and Joan Field tied
for third spot with UO apiece.
In  spite  of  the  difficulties  of
wintery weather, George MacGreg-
or and John Lazzarin turned In
scores of 84 and 86 respectively.
Nancy Graves, who Is reputed to have offered Patty Berg
free golf lessons, was slightly
off her game. It took her twenty strokes to sink the elusive
plU on the first hole, but even
so, she turned in a score of 206,
only 126 over par figures.
Following are the combined 18
hole scores:
Elaine Rogers and John Lazzarin
192; Rebecca Hobbins and George
MacGregor 205, Ann Smith and
Andy Younger 211, Joan Field and
Jim Henderson 212; Rosemary Lee
and Pete Pudney 220; Connie McLeod and Dave Northrop 225; Pat
Cunningham and Bob Lewis 226;
Eleanor Lindsay and John Woodcroft 237; Nancy Graves and Bob
Vernon 337.
Winners: Singles, Elaine Rogers
and George MacGregor; Combination, Elaine Rogers and John Lazzarin; High score (?), Nancy
Graves.
UBC Soccer Clubs
Lose By 4-1 Counts
In Weekend Tilts
• VARSITY'S SOCCER squad
suffered defeat at the hands of
Norvans when the Blue and Gold
went under to the tune of 4-1. The
game was not played under the
best of conditions, for the grounds
were covered in some places with
ico while in others, the boys found
themselves wallowing in mud.
A perfect passing attack by the
Norvans netted two goals In each
half despite the tight defense of
the Varsity backs. The Blue and
Gold forwards lacked the polish
in front of the net with which to
finish off their plays. Varsity's
lone tally was scored by Earl
Woods in the second half.
Varsity will practise this afternoon at 4:30, on the upper field.
The high-flying Collingwood
eleven kept up their winning
streak with another win over
the hapless UBC squad by a
scon of 4-1 on the upper field.
The Redshirts scored two goals
in each half while Bob Wilson,
who left his goal to play right
wing, scored UBC's only goal
In the second half.
UBC will hold a practice tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12:30 on the
upper field.
UBC Grass Hockey
Outfits Win Two
• VARSITY'S GRASS hockey
squad was victorious in two
games out of three in Saturday
afternoon's contests. In the first
game of the afternoon, the Blue
and Gold stopped North Van 4-1,
Varsity's forward line was greatly strengthened by the addition of
Nonie Carruthers, who has managed to get Saturday afternoons
off from her hospital training to
play for Varsity. Nonie scored one
goal on North Van and Marge
Watt came through with the other
three counters to make herself
the star of the afternoon.
At  the  end of  the  second
game, the Blue and Gold eleven   found   themselves  on  the
wrong   end   of   a   2-0   count
when Faye Burnham, playing
for  Ex-KI's,  fought  her  way
past   the   defence   players   to
score both points.
In   the   third   contest,   however,
the Varsity girls came back with
flying  colours  to  down  the  Ex-
Britannia aggregation 1-0 on a goal
scored by Doreen Parks.
* I'VE GOT IT—Here's one reason why the fighting Thunderbird punters took their second
straight victory in the McKechnie Cup battle. Harry Kabush leaps right out of the mob
to grab the egg-shaped weapon on a throw-in. Tucking a 16-9 triumph under their belts,
the Thunderbirds moved well to the fore, and need only one more win to capture the
elusive McKechnie Cup for the Blue and Gold once more. %
THE UBYSSEY, JANUARY 30, 1945 — Page Four
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
HIGBIES UPSET 'BIRDS;
TAKE SECOND WIN
• VARSITY'S mighty Thunderbirds are still mighty but just
a little amazed and definitely rather annoyed after Saturday's
hoopla contest at the Varsity gym.
Ted Milton's crew of Higbies on
the other hand are a very jubilant lot of boys for it was due to
their efforts that the 'Birds were
subdued by a narrow 31-30 count.
Higbies seemed to be able to
make the 'Birds play their style
of ball and they knew how to capitalize on it from there. The
game was played at a waltz tempo
rather than at the fast breakneck pace at which the Blue and
Gold squad is at Its best.
LEAD SHORT LIVED
Going Into the final quarter,
Varsity was on the good side of
a 20-18 lead but the Miltonmen
swooped in and in a few seconds,
the 'Birds were on the bottom.
Their lead was short lived however for the 'Birds came back
strong to take over a 25-21 lead.
After neat shots flipped in by Danny Holden and Pat McGeer, Higbies' Len Letham knotted the
score at 27 all.
With but a few seconds to go,
top scorer Reg  Clarkson flicked
another basket to give the 'Birds
a one point edge, but just as the
whistle went, Reid Mitchell sent
Higbies winning basket through
the hemp.
Higbies: Holden 6, Lynn 6, Ry-
<. an 1, Burtwell 5, Mitchell 5, Ma-
lone 2, Letham 6. Total, 31.
Varsity: Robertson 3, Stilwell 6,
Clarkson 7, Weber 2, Ryan 5, Thomas 1, McGeer 6. Total 30.
Thunderbees Open
Playoffs Tonight
• VARSITY Thunderbees take
over the spotlight at King Edward gym tonight as they meet
Higbies Senior B's In the first contest of a best-of-five series for the
minor league championship. Ending in third place In the final
standings, the Bses came back In
the playoffs with two straight
wins over the second place Stacys
to knock them out of the finals
Vic Pinchin's hoopers will be in
there fighting for another win tonight when they tackle the top-
notch Higbie quintet in the nightcap at 9 o'clock.
Senior B, Inter A
Cagette Quintets
Drop Tight Tiffs
• BLUE AND Gold cagettes
dropped two close games Friday night to Canadian Legion and
West Van. The Inter A "Wlnless
Wonders" came into their stride
Friday when they dropped their
closest game of the season 18-15 to
the league's second place holders,
Canadian Legion.
Marie Summers starred for Varsity in this game, chalking up ten
points for top score during the
game. She played superb ball
throughout, hitting her best in the
third canto with three baskets.
Varsity was down at the half-way
mark 10-6, and although they closed the gap to one point at the
three-quarter mark, they could
not pull ahead to win the game.
Varsity meets this team again
soon, and perhaps this time, with
their captain Mary Ann Norton
back in the ranks, they will be
victorious.
The  Senior  B's  dropped  a
close game to West Van with
a 29-24 score. West Van kept a
slight edge In all quarters except the last in which the score
was 6-6. Although the Seniors'
style of ball was greatly improved,  they  were not  quite
good enough to win the game.
Kinette's Peggy Milnes has returned after an accident in which
she lost some fingers.   In spite of
this handicap, she was high scorer in her game with twelve points.
Marge Watt followed close behind
with nine markers.
for men only
by Pete McGeer
O FOR YEARS I was under the
impression that ping pong and
badminton were not strenuous
sports. Along with that misapprehension went another, that neither of them were spectator sports.
Now I know better.
Last Wednesday night, forty-odd
students took part in a ping pong
tournament.   Some of them were
rather tired before they were finished.    At   the  same  time,   some
really   good   ping  pong   went   to
waste on about four spectators.
In the belief that the majority of tho students might welcome a chance to see some of
this top flight table tennis, the
finals   were   not   played   that
night. This Wednesday at noon
ls the great day.
At noon tomorrow you can drift
into our gymnasium and see two
of the best ping pong players in
the Pacific Northwest blasting that
little white sphere back and forth
at each other. Believe me, it's an
education.
For free admission, Men's Intramurals present last year's champion, Tom Keenlyside, versus freshman Jim Bennie, in the finals of
the singles division of this year's
ping pong tournament.
Wednesday night the Badminton Tourney gets under
way. This takes two nights to
run, so If you want to have a
look at some fine games you
can see them either Wednesday, or the same night a week
later.
Crawling out on a limb, but a
pretty thick one, we'll pick Mu
Phi to repeat their win in the
badminton. The DU's and the Fijis
might push them, but right now,
chances look pretty slim for the
other outfits.
Also, children, take note that the
semi-finals/ of the touch football
are being played today, down ln
the stadium. That means that the
finals will be coming up soon, and
that's always a game worth watching.
• *   *   •
I wish I was a widdle egg
Away up in a twee.
I wish I was a widdle egg
As wotten as could be.
I wish some mean old professor
Would holler loud at me
I'd smash my wotten widdle self
And spwatter him wif me.
♦ *   »   ♦
She
this.
is
like
the
at
kind
look
of
you
a
girl
that
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• LASHING back furiously from
an early one point deficit,
Varsity Thunderbirds roared to a
16-9 triumph over the star-studded
Vancouver Reps on Saturday afternoon at Brockton Oval.
The win all but cinched the historic McKechnie Cup for UBC's
greatest rugby squad since the
success-laden "wonder team" of
1937. To gain possession of the
trophy, the Blue and Gold need
only cop one of their two remaining contests.
McKERCHER SCORES
The way Varsity started the
match, it looked as if they would
completely rout the Reps. But
those who thought the Thunderbirds were a shoo-in greatly underestimated the fast-moving Reps,
for the outcome of the struggle remained in doubt until late in thc
second half.
UBC opened the scoring on
a three-quarter run with Jack
McKercher doing some fancy
stopping as he went over to
chalk up the markers. Bob
Croll converted to make the
score 5-6 after four minutes of
play.
But instead of becoming flustered, Vancouver drove the Students
back on their heels. When Bob
Blondheim plunged over from the
10-yard line, Varsity rooters were
slightly perturbed, but they couldn't believe their eyes after Bob
Orr crossed the line to send the
Stars into a 6-5 lead. Don Nesbitt,
who is still having trouble with
his place kicking, missed both attempts for extra points.
PASS ATTACK WORKS
Play was held up for five minutes following Orr's try when it
was found that Joe Pegues was
badly shaken up after making the
tackle.
However, Varsity regained
tho lead on a passing attack
which included Gerry Jenvey,
Bob Croll, and Harry Kabush
before Pegues whipped the ball
over into try territory. Croll,
who galloped 30 yards before
the score, missed the convert
from well out. The half finished with the 'Birds out ln front
by an 8-6 score.
Following the breather, Vancouver kept the ball In Varsity's end
of the playing field until Jenvey,
UBC's diminutive scrum half stopped the attack. He ran 20 yards
before punting deep into the All-
Star's territory.
From there, high-flying winger
Tom McCusker bucked over from
close in.   Croll failed to convert,
making the score 11-6.
STARS DOMINATE
Don Ralston, former high school
sprint star, had a great chance to
increase the Thunderbirds total,
when he dashed 25 yards around
the right end, but he was forced
out of bounds on the one yard
line.
Vancouver battled strenuously to decrease UBC's lead over
them and at times had the Students bewildered. Although the
Stars dominated much of the
play, they did not seem to have
enough left to dent Varsity's
last line of defence to come
out on top.
The scoring was finished off for
Varsity after Bob Croll broke
through from the 30 and Harry
Kabush converted. This raised the
score to 16-6.
With only seconds to go, Hart
Crosby carried the ball over for
the Reps on a scrum play to complete the count at 16-9.
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