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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
VANCOUVER, B.C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1948
No. 62
Councillors
Reveal Loss
At Fall Ball
Tempers Fly Over
Uncovered Deficit
Angered UBC Student Council members demanded Monday to know the exact amount
by which the University's Fall
Ball went "in the hole."
Tlie dance had been planned as a
money-making venture, they said, but
rumors on the campus had placed
the loss on the ball at up to $700.
The ired councillors won their demand for a financial report, but only
after the fur had flown between
President Grant Livingstone and his
vice-president Nora Clark.
What appeared the most accurate
estimate came from Councillor Dave
Comparelli who said the books showed
a loss of $492, 'with more bills still
to come."
It was Miss Clark who touched off
the flurry of hot words by askng if
it were true the Ball had run up
a deficit of $700.
With the diverse reports councillors
could agree on only one thing: the
Ball had lost money and they wanted
to know how much.
President Livingstone told Miss
Clark that "to my knowledge the $700
report is false and misleading and I
felt it is completely disloyal for members of council to spread such reports."
Councillors should not make "irresponsible statements," he said.
"Practice what you preach,' countered Miss Clark.
"All this just proves,'' Miss Clark
declared heatedly, "that you can'!
throw a big splash with white tablecloths in the Armories,"
NEWSPAPERS SAID
'WORKING BRAINS'
Montreal, Feb. 11- (CUP) People
who believe the daily newspaper "a
trivial thing" take an extremely
narrow view, said McGill's Dr. W.B.
Campbell in the third of a series of
lectures sponsored by thc Pulp and
Paper Institute  of Canada.
Depicting the numerous and complex stages newspaper stories must
go through before they appear in
print, Dr. Campbell felt that t'he
daily newspaper is a "working brain"
'Dozer Turns First Sod
For Pharmacy Building
UBC HIT THE SKIDS and students slithered over a campus
sheathed in slippery ice Tuesday as sudden freezing weather hit
Vancouver. This pretty young co-ed, books and all, went
a-flying and landed—whoops—right on her seat of learning.
Campus Women Go Indian
For Thursday's Hi - Jinx
Brock Hall will be invaded Thursday afternoon by a tribe
of howling Indian maidens when the Women's Undergraduate
Society holds its "Haida Hi-Jinx" hen party.
The   annual   Hi-Jinx   party    is   a<*	
affair.   Admission
'women   only
25 cents.
Prizes will be awarded to tlie best-
dressed and worst-dressed Indian
maid and for the best skit. Honored
guests Dean Dorothy Mawdsley, Dr.
Joyce Hallamore and Dr. Isabel
Maclnnes will act as judges.
Skits will be presented by Commerce, Aggie, Nursing, Arts, Home
Economics  and   Phrateres.
Cheerleaders Dmny Pierce and
Ruthie Genis wil! lead the sing-songs.
Brock lounge will be transformed
to a tepee by decorations done by
Helen Lindsay and her committee.
Betty Lowes is in charge of games,
Sheila Ketchen and Helen Stewart
are in charge of publicity and Rosemary Byrne in charge of refreshments.
Tories To Join
National Group
Pending AMS approval, campus
Progressive-Conservatives have voted
for affiliation with the National Students Progressive-Conservative Federation, a nation-wide, autonomous
organization with brandies on every
Canadian   campus.
Thi.s action was taken following an
invitation extended to the campus
Tories   by   the   NSPCF   executive.
The NSPCF, states David Tupper,
local Progressive-Conservative club
president, is an autonomous student
federation, in no way connected with
the    major   party    as   such
Council Hits
'Money-Making'
Speakers
Student Council took exception Monday night to campus
groups which sponsor speakers
at UBC in order to show a
profit.
They granted permission for the
Student Newman Club to present
Stanislaw Mikolaczyk, exiled Polish
premier, about March 15, but ordered
that all profits be turned over to International Student Service.
A group of students, represented by
D. A. S. Lanskail, had also asked for
permission to sponsor Mikolaczyk as a
money-making venture.
The campus Canadian Legion withdrew its request to sponsor the speaker after the Newman group had won
the right.
McGill Sixth Entry
In Baby Contest
Montreal, Feb. 11 - (CUP)-The
UBC beautiful baby challenge has
echoed through the cloistered halls of
McGill University as that noble institution became the sixth Canadian
university to seek a champion.
In a wire to The Daily Ubyssey,
McGill said its veterans would meet
the challenge and "uphold the standards  of  McGill."
Excavation Begins Despite
Lack of Signed Contract
UBC's expansion project received new vigor this week as
'dozers and diggers began preparing the ground for a new
permanent addition to the campus—the Biological Science and
Pharmacy Building.
Excavation  is  well  under  way  irit
is
preparation for the actual building,
and negotiations continue at the Department of Public Works at Victoria
on the terms of contract, .university
officials   say.
Cost of the building will be about
$650,000.
PROCEEDS RAPIDLY
Construction is expected to proceed
as rapidly as possible.
The new addition to UBC permanent buildings will provide lasting
facilities for students in biology, zoology, fisheries, as well as for students
in the new department of Pharmacy,
it was learned.
PLANS   APPROVED
Plans, approved before the end of
the 1946-47 term, call for a three-
storey edifice of 900,000 cubic feet,
It will consist of four separate wings,
each 78' X 64', the overall shape of
the structure fitting in naturally with
its site at the junction.
When completed, the center unit
of the building will consist of two
lecture rooms with a seating capacity
of 114 students each, seminar rooms,
smaller lecture rooms and library
a.s well as the main lecture theatre—
a large tiered room artificially lighted and ventilated and seating 200
students'at one time.
Dominating feature will be the main
entrance, facing north on the Boulevard.
Seven Seek Council Jobs
As AMS Polls Open Today
TWO CANDIDATES
FOR COORDINATOR
Seven candidates will contest three Council positions
when the polls open today.
Running for the position of Junior Member arc Mary
Leiterman, Bob Currie and Ian MacKenzie; for Social Coordinator John Turner and Hassel Schjelderup and for
Sophomore Member Peter Murphy and Eila Haahti.
Polls in the five ballotting districts will open 10 am and
close at 4 pm.
Polling stations allocation for Wednesday Council
elections will remain the same as in the presidential elections.
First year Arts and second year Ap. Sc. students will
vote in the Armory. Other 'Artsmen, Home Ec, Teachers
Training and Phys. Ed. students will cast their ballots in
the auditorium foyer. Poll for upper years science will be
in Ap. Sc. building, Law and Commerce in Brock Hall and
Aggie in Agriculture building foyer.
—Ubyssey Photo by Tommy Hatcher
BEHIND THE SCENES at UBC Musical Society rehearsals
for the forthcoming production of "Robin Hood" student
chorusters are testing their "Ah's" for the epic of Sherwood
Forest which will play in the university auditorium February
16-18. (See story on Page 3).
Livingstone
Meets With
Cabinet
Discusses Gym
And Med School
By   Special  Correspondent
Victoria, Feb. 11—Student Campaign for the War Memorial Gymnasium and the UBC Medical School
came a step closer to success yesterday when Grant Lvingstone, and
five other Canadian Legion delegates
brought a slate of 24 resolutions
before the Provincial cabinet here.
Livingstone reported that the Legion requests for action on tlie two
items affecting UBC were "very favorably received" by the eight cabinet ministers and Premier Byron
Johnson.
HALF HOUR PARLEY
The six-man Legion delegation met
with the government officials in the
oak-panelled cabinet chamber in the
provincial capital, and discussed for
30  minutes  Tuesday  morning.
It is expected that the cabinet will
bring the issues before the house
when the legislation re-assembles in.
March.
AID SEEN
Student   government   officials   have
: expressed the hope that the B.C. government will consent to subsidize
a   portion  of  the  monies  required  to
i complete  the $300,000 Gymnasium.
Cabinet  ministers  present  included
the  Hon.   E.   T.   Kenny,   Minister   of
i Lands;   Hon.   E.   C.   Carson.   Public
. Works; Hon. F. Putnam, Agriculture;
| Hon.   R.   C,   MacDonald,   Mines   and
! Municipalities; Hon. H. Anscombe,
Finance; Hon. Gordon Wismer, Labor;
i Hon. W. T. Straith, Education; Hon.
G. S. Pearson. Provincial Secretary,
Gestapo-Hunted
Writer Speaks
Dr. L-otta Hitschmanova. Czechoslovakia]! newspaperwoman. long
hunted by the Gestapo, will speak
today on the problems and privations
of European university students. Her
speech is scheduled for 12:30 in
Physics 200.
The address is under the sponsorship of the International Students
Service which is currently making
a drive for funds,
A newspaperwoman in Czechoslovakia before the war, Dr. Hitschmanova was forced to flee after-
Munich because of her opposition to
Hitler. For two years she was hunted
by the Gestapo.
THREE FINALISTS FOR JUNIOR MEMBER
FROSH VIE FOR SOPH MEMBER
HAsSEL
■„'j    *.: UK i in ifi i>
IAN MacKENZIE
BOB CURRIE
MARY LETTERMAN
PETE MURPHY
EILA HAAHTI
J PAGE 2
THE DAILY UBYSSEY
Wednesday, February 11, 1948
The Daily Ubyssey
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Published throughout the university year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia
• • •
editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial  staff  of  The  Daily   Ubyssey   and   not  necessarily
those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
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Offices In Brock Hall. Phone: ALma 1624 For display advertising phone KErrisdale 1811
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF    -    •    -    -    DONALD FERGUSON
MANAGING EDITOR   ....   LAURIE DYER
GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,  Tore Larssen;  Features  Editor. George  Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger.
CITY EDITOR THIS ISSUE: VAL SEARS
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: LONI FRANCIS, FRANK WALDEN
LEGION TO THE FORE
Yesterday Grant Livingstone pleaded the
case of the Alma Mater Society for the War
Memorial Gymnasium, and the proposed UBC
Medical School, before the B.C. Cabinet.
As vice president of the B.C. Provincial
Command of the Canadian Legion, Livingstone was on a six-man delegation from the
veterans' organization, which discussed more
than 20 legion resolutions with the cabinet
yesterday.
It was doubtless through the efforts of the
campus branch of the Legion, and largely
through the efforts of Livingstone himself,
that the two items of UBC business were
included on the Legion agenda.
The significance of the lobby is simply
this: the whole weight of more than 150
Legion branches throughout the province, was
brought to bear on the provincial legislature.
Nothing could be more valuable to the
AMS's efforts to have the government underwrite the deficit on the War Memorial Gym
nasium. Although the actual amount needed
is highly elastic and depends to a great extent
on anticipated and promised payments, there
is little doubt that $100,000, or so, would hot
be amiss.
It is not an exaggeration of fact, to say
that the future of the project, at least the
construction date, hinges around the possibility of increased appropriation from the government.
The Medical School matter is, of course,
the concern of the University administration
and of the government and affects the AMS
only indirectly, but at the same time, any
effort which can be made on behalf of the
students is all to the good.
In any event, the student body owes a
debt of gratitude to the Legion and to Livingstone for their efforts in enlisting the support
of so powerful a lobbying device as the Provincial Command.
The Children's Hour
By LES BEWLEY
Many years ago, newspaper readers
learned that the supposedly unsinkable "Titanic" had struck an iceberg and plunged to
the bottom of the sea.
Last week, in upper Capilano Canyon, a
mighty Douglas fir toppled under the wind,
crashed through a small house and missed a
sleeping man by inches.
Both of these events were followed by a
momentary hush.
Fire and flood, war and peace—all of
these are met with a moment of stunned disbelief. When the cold hand of the incredible
touches the human heart, it ceases to beat.
For the eternity of a second, there is nothing
but silence.
But in the long history of mankind, no
silence was more shocked, or more profound
than that which followed the chance discovery, a few days ago, that two of our girls had
placed a small ad in the personal columns of
a downtown daily newspaper.
"Two university senior girls .the ad said,
briskly) would like to meet two interesting
naval or air force officers between the ages
of 23-28. Reason: We want a change from
university men."
The presses took that, hungrily, and began to roll.
Downtown, in a famous basement tavern
filled with university men, the steady roar of
conversation slowed, dwindled to one shocked
whisper and fell into utter silence, broken
only by a tinkle of a glass upon the floor.
The presses roared, and the pool of silence
spread. All over the great city, the thud of
folded newspapers against a hundred thousand doors was the noise of a great drum.
Like the drums of the Dark Continent, it
thudded out its incredible message through
the gloom, from house to house, from street
to street, from hill to hill. Villagers laid a
hand upon their neighbour's arm, and said
"sssst" and they listened, shocked at what
they heard. And the silence deepened.
Four sounds broke this vast abyss of silence. They were the pealing of a bell; the
sound of a body striking a floor, the tearing
of paper; and a laugh—a raucous, drunken
laugh.
The bell rang in the classified advertising
office of the newspaper. The girl who answer
ed the phone said: "Just a moment, sir" checked the advertisement before her, and picked
up the phone again.
Miles away, J. Thaddeus Weevil, B.A.,
Arts-'IJ), replaced the telephone on the library
table and looked at the advertisement in his
hand. His pale lips moved, once.
"Gad!" he exclaimed, and slumped to the
floor. His housekeeper came running when
she heard the bump.
* # *
In another part of the city, a work-worn
mother sat at the kitchen table, regarding
her husband with narrowed eyes. Suspenders
unhitched, his upper body clad in long underwear, the man tilted back in a chair, asleep,
with his stockinged feet crossed on the table.
The mother looked at the paper she held
in her left hand. "OGREBY OATS CONTEST" it read. "WHY I WANT MY BOY TO
BECOME A UNIVERSITY MAN — 500
WORDS". Then she reread the classified ad
clipping in her other hand.
The sound of a contest entry blank being
ripped was loud in the little room. The woman
gathered a little golden haired boy in her
arms and began to cry, softly. The boy, his
suspenders unhitched, put his feet on the
table.
* * 4c
FjO Barry Wulff, his normally florid
countenance even more flushed with drink,
was feeling very pleased. He had just bullied
the bar steward into putting one double rye
and one pink gin on a brother officer's wine
chit, having overdrawn his own. Turning to
his guest, S[Lt. Rolf Scranbag, Wulff tapped
the classified ad on the bar, winked evilly,
stroked his handlebar mustache, and gave a
raucous laugh.
"None but the brave deserve the fair"
chirped Scranbag, teetering back and forth
on his Wellingtons.
The two officers picked up their caps,
pulled the wire stiffeners from the crowns,
crushed each cap to a rakish angle, and
sauntered out. F;0 Wulff had the look of
eagles; and SLt. Scranbag rolled heavily
from side to side. The world outside was filled
with a shocked silence,
And the angels, well aware that any
change from university men was a change for
the worse, wept.
CLASSIFIED
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Organization
.study room in the South end of the
Armory is open to all interested
students and faculty members for the
Mudy of authorized Christian Science
literature. The study room is open
from 8:00 to 5:00 each University
day.
THE MUSIC APPRECIATION CLUB
presents Operatic Selection Don Giovanni in Double Committee Room
South  Brock.   12:30  Wednesday.
MR. ARTHUR TURNER, CCF, MLA.
is speaking to the student CCF
Club in Arts 100, Wednesday 12:30
p.m. on the Problems of a Socialist
Government.
FENCING CLUB meets every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Hut
HG 4.  New  members welcome.
EL CIRCULO LATINO Americano
will hold a meeting of all members
on Wednesday February 11th at 8:00
p.m. in the home of Mr. Allen Taylor, Principal's residence, Anglican
College, UBC. Program: Executive
nominations, Spanish-American music
and  plans for  the  coming Fiesta.
HEAR REV. G. GREGSON, former
RAF Chaplain, Canada and Burma,
speaking on "Can I Know God?" at
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the Auditorium,
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Voter Categories
Dear Sir:
With the present mounting interest and participation in campus
elections, it might be profitable at
this point for each student voter
to consider carefully the following
categories of voters in order to
determine his own:
1. The "Houyhnhnm" Group:
This   group   considers   carefully
the qualifications and the past experience and achievements of each
candidate and evidences reasoning
and impartiality in making its
choice.
2. The "Chameleon" Group:
This vacillating group fluctuates
in its opinion as readily as its
reptilian counterpart changes hue.
It is easily swayed and ends up by
votng in a confused, haphazard,
"pin the tail on the donkey"
manner.
3. The "Elephant" Group:
To this group might be presented the somewhat enigmatic query
"Are you voting for or against?
It votes, rather to defeat the candidate toward whom it has acquired the strongest antipathy.
This aversion is usually due to
some more or less trivial episode
in the past, but like the tusked
quadraped,   "it   never   forgets."
(This group might also be designated as the "Jackass" Group due
to its inherent churlishness and
tenacity.)
The first group unfortunately,
is in the minority. Its ranks can
be swelled only by the abandonment of personal dislikes and
prejudices, and the selection of
the candidate who is considered to
be the most capable of executing
the duties of his officei
** Nan   Guilhamoulie
Suggestion
Dear Sir:
At recent AMS meetings, well
over half of the available time
has been taken up by the reading
of routine reports. Bad acoustics,
lack of interest and imminent
classes usually force most of the
students to leave long before any
important business is transacted,
Would it not be possible to
publish such reports in the Ubyssey, or in bulletin form, one week
beforehand and have discussion
only at the meeting? This would
give everyone ample opportunity
to study the report intelligently
at their leisure, then vote on it
at the meeting and get on with
the business at hand. I firmly
believe that adoption of such a
system, which is commonly used
among clubs and societies, would
ensure a good turnout at the next
AMS meeting.
Bert Shore
Tough
Dear Sir:
In answer to the letter published
in the UBYSSEY for Friday, Feb.
6th, I would like to address a
reply to the sorrowing 'Shipwrecked:'
"Tough!    Are    there   no   other
girls  on  the  campus?   And  since
when     have     sportwriters    been
faithful  to  'just  one' ?"
Yours truly,
A  skeptic
Oink! Oink!
Dear  Sir:
I was very interested to learn
that Brock Hall is a "pig-pen" in
view of the fact that the Daily
Ubyssey is edited and prepared
in Brock Hall.
Perhaps if your paper were to
vacate the "pig-pen" in favour of
a   less   odouriferous   location   it
would lose its chronic smell.
Yours   truly,
Rupert   Rhddel
Law 1
Post-War Pickings
Dear Sir:
In glancing through the personal
column of the Vancouver Sun last
week, we ran across an item to
the effect that two university girls
were anxious to meet two Navy or
Air Force officers, between the
ages' of 23 and 28 years, and not
under 5 feet 10 inches in height.
The reason: "We want a change
from university men."
Why the sudden desire to drop
university men in favor of officers? Can it be that the men of
UBC, being of a financial position
equivalent to that of an enlisted
man, pose a problem?
Surely these girls, worldly wise,
as are all UBC coeds (?), are not
laboring under the old delusion
that all officers are gentlemen.
Could it be the old bugaboo of
wartime class distinction rising
again? Or is it that these girls
have heard the stories the big girls
tell of those glorious days of
World War II, when life was an
ecstacy of fast, easy, heavy-spending orgies in messes, ward and
hotel rooms?
You might as well face it girls,
Those days are gone. Why not
settle down and resign yourselves
to the fact. We realize that you're
probably broken-hearted over the
fact that you were too young to
enlist in the Picadilly Commandoes
and do your part but cheer up.
Many of the boys here on the
campus were Navy and Air Force
officers and a good many meet
your age and height requirements.
So settle for a university man,
girls, and GROW UP!
H.  D.  Turney
C. A. Walkem
No Frosh Spirit?
Dear Sir:
The Frosh Debate, Try outs held
on Friday were extremely disappointing. Five spirited freshmen
out of 2,000 potential debaters arrived to participate. A topic was
deliberately chosen which required little research and considerable publicity was given by the
Ubyssey and Mamooks. The prospect of a trip to Victoria and
victory for UBC (which has been
defeated for the last five years)
still offered no incentive.
However, in view of the fact
that the past week's excitement
has overshadowed publicity for the
tryouts, the Parliamentary Forum
offers another opportunity for the
Frosh (including those who completed senior matric at high
schools) on Wednesday, February
11 in the Men's Club Room of the
Brock at 3:30-5:30. The topic remains, resolved: "That the capital of B. C. be moved from Victoria
to Vancouver." Five minute
speeches, pro or con should be
prepared.
Joan Fraser,
Parliamentary   Forum
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THE DAILY UBYSSEY
PAGE 3
ISS Receives Best Wishes
In Campus Relief Canvass
International Student Service received the best of wishes
for success this week in its current campaign for foreign student
relief funds from Dr. Norman A. M. MacKenzie, president of
UBC.
-4>     UBC's   ISS   group   is   undertaking
a local canvass with an objective of
$9,000.
In a letter to the Daily Ubyssey
Dr. MacKenzie spoke highly of
the "increasingly useful and important program of student relief and
educational services in many parts
of the world."
This year a national committee,
supported by groups in Western Canadian Universities and Colleges, is
undertaking a campaign to raise $50,-
000 towards the total ISS program
of relief and educational work.
Canadian student participation in
the work of this organization has paralleled the growth of Canadian influences and interest in world affairs,
he observed.
"The need for educational reconstruction particularly in Europe and
China is very real. The ISS effort
to help meet the need is highly to
be commended. I wish you every success,"   Dr.   MacKenzie   wrote.
The Editors
Speak...
By M. V. JONES, UNB
From the editorials of the past two
weeks, it is hard to determine whether the university papers exist for the
sake of politics or the IUS. Current
poblems and education in general
got third drippings from the editors'
pens.
Political Note
WORLD SAVERS
Another political party is claiming
knowledge to the solution of the
world's problems at the University
of Toronto. The Social Credit party
has organized there with the very
negative support of the Varsity.
Charges against it: anti-semetic, anti-
political parties, unsound economics
in its platform, and too reminiscent
of Hitler in the 20's or Mussolini
after the first world war.
Marx opened his manifesto by saying that the spectre of communism
was haunting Europe. S. Endicott,
president of the U. of T. Communist
Club, says that same spectre is haunting the world. Mr. Endicott accuses
P. M. King of being the last in a long
line to declare that Canadians must
fight this spectre, but Mr. Endicott
seems to suffer the same dilemma by
following the communist "line" of declaring: the Marshall Plan imperialistic; Canada's action equally as bad
the real menace to the world today is
the reaction against Communism.
The Progressive Conservatives on
the Varsity campus editorialize by
issuing their own "manifesto." Items:
union recognition; National Labor
Code; ousting of monopolies; cartels
(in exchange, possibly government
control); subsidizing housing and e-
qualized standards with no economic
bar. A noble task for any party.
INFILTRATION:
The Ubyssey has stated its views
on politics in student government
neatly, While its considered opinion
is that "we do not regard political
issues as a necessary part of student
government," the Ubyssey warns
Grant Livingstone, president of the
Alma Mater Society to quit chasing
Communists for the Veterans Legion
and attend to student government-
non-politically
The Western Gazette wants either
liberty or death from the "stench of
politics." A Christmas card from
Premier Drew has been in a noticeable position in the Students' Council
office for some time and a situation
like that calls for action. Who knows,
there might be a Communist or even
a Liberal in the same office!
The Gateway commends the Education Undergraduate Society on the
U. of Alberta campus for refusing
to distribute the pamphlet: "The
Communist Threat to Canada." published by the Canadian Chamber of
Commerce. Reasons for commendations: protecting the unbiased attitude
of a true university, and protecting
themselves  from  further propaganda   chan«ed   m^a^  and   atbohtlon   °f
"horrible      cim-titioa   nn    ctrvricts
Creators of 'Disheveled Informality'
Aesthetes Split
On 'Bird Quality
Staff of The Thunderbirdj campus
quarterly, was as unsure as ever
this week about the standing of the
magazine in students eyes, reading
the verdicts of 20 aesthetic experts.
After Professor Barnet Savery gave
his Philosophy 400 (Aesthetics) class
the task of criticizing The Thunderbird, he let the editors see some
of the results.
Sample remarks: "This publication
seems to specialize in fairly able reporting . . . but there seems to be an
absence of any constructive attitude.
The technical level of the writing
seems uniformly on a fairly high
level." (Mr. Savery does not teach his
students English.)
"The editors are to be complimented
on a particularly good edition of
The Thunderbird. The quality of the
prose is high and the poetry only
slightly inclined to obscurity."
"I did not experience an aesthetic
emotion through reading the Thunderbird. The feeling experienced is
unpleasant and, to a degree, nauseating."
"I found a few of the humorous
selections quite enjoyable."
A number of the enforced critics
found Thunderbird writers reflecting
'neurotic chaos," and their reaction
was typified by one girl's remark:
"It is too bad that our writers must
paint such a drab and pathetic picture
of us."
Some praised the magazine's "variety
of theme and style" or even said it
was "very good."
Nearly every story and article received everything from brickbats to
high praise. William McConnell's
"The Poets and Novelists I'm Talking
About" and Paul Wright's "That
Goddam Pinaud" were called 'the
best selections" and were also cited
as horrible examples.
Only one commentator realized that
typography might come within the
realm  of  aesthetics.  He  suggester  a
and political attacks.
UNB suffers a common political
dilemma: biased prejudices. "An idiot,
it is said, makes a good conservative,
a lunatic a sincere socialist, and a
compromise a sound liberal"—and to
prove its point the editorial suggests
the reactions of political beings reading that statement. The Conservative
sneers, the Socialist labels it "Big
Business," and the Liberal pats himself on the back—for being a compromise between an idiot and a lunatic. The moral: listen to the other
fellows views and read his thesis beyond the first sentence.
Oxford Rector
Speaks Here Today
The rector of St. Ebbe's Church at
Oxford, Rev. Gerald Gregson, will
speak in the Auditorium today at
12:30 on the subject "Can I Know
God°"
Rev. Gregson was Senior Chaplain
with the RAF in Canada from 1941-
44 and held the same position in
Burma in 1945, with the rank of wing
commander,
ISS PRESENTS DR. LOTTA HIT-
schmanova speaking on "Europe's
Student's in 1947" in Physics 200 at
12:30   Wednesday,   February   11th.
sub-titles on stories
Some  blamed   the  editors  for   the
shortcomings   they  found,   some   the
authors.
Meanwhile the staff pondered—and
looked forward to a flood of contributions for its February 14 deadline.
"Maybe even some Phil. 400 students will let us have something,"
Editor John Wardroper  mused.
Reds Sweep Home
In Race of Dimes
Engineers swept home to an unchallenged victory in Thursday's dime
race.
At the close of the race, the Science
line stretched from the quad to the
Applied Science office—$603.80 in all.
Combined total of all other faculties
was $64.00.
When the race opened, the Engineers were still unchallenged. By the
time other faculties entered the race
the Science line was far beyond reach.
The race was reminiscent of the
penny races of former years. On
those occasions inter-faculty rivalry
ran high and barrels of pennies went
to charity,  said  observers.
PHRATERES ALUMNAE CLUB-
February meeting will be held Wed.
Feb. 11 at 7:45 p.m. at the home of
Marjorie   Pin ton   1410   W.   38th   Ave.
Scribe Finds TMussocers' Normal
By. BRUCE SAUNDERS
The cast of this year's Musical
Society production, "Robin Hood,"
have proved that whatever else
they are, traditional operatic
"temperament" is not part of their
makeup.
On the contrary, judging by
their behaviour at a recent rehearsal, "Mussocers" are as nor-
mal a bunch of students as can
be found on the campus. They
manage, without exerting themselves unduly, to create an atmosphere of congenial, disheveled informality.
Most of the girls were wearing
sweaters and slacks, pedal-pusher
style,  while  the  majority  of  the
Tickets for the University Musical Society production "Robin
Hood", by R. deKoven, are now
available at Kelly's and on the
Campus.
men had removed their jackets,
loosened their ties, and rolled up
their shirt sleeves.
SACRED CIRCLE
Even in the sacred circle of
directors there was an air of
modification. C. Haydn Williams,
musical director and official chief
of the production, all but chainsmoked his large, expensive cigars
as he hopped around in the pit
minus his suit coat and tie. Dramatic director, E. V. Young, of
Theatre Under the Stars and CBC
fame, continually roused gusts of
laughter as he pantomined various
parts for the players. Assistant
dramatic director Professor W, H.
Gage, and his eternal pipe added
to the general tone of nonchalance.
Robin Hood, to be presented in
the Auditorium on February 16,
17, and 18, was written and scored
by  Reginald  de Koven.    It is a
tale of one Robin of Locksley and
Earldom promised him by Richard
I.
One of the most impressive
scenes in Robin Hood is handled
by Marjorie Johnston, an alto,
who, in playing the part of troubadour Allan-a-Dale, sings the
old favourite "O Promise Me."
Robin Hood was presented at
UBC in 1934 and was a great
success. Officials predict even
greater acclaim this year "because
we have such a galaxy of singing
stars that it was difficult to choose
the leads for this presentation."
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Against Indians Tonight
Fresh from their upset win over the Nanaimo Clippers, the
revamped UBC puck squad will meet the Vancouver Indians
in the first game of a total goal series tonight at the Forum.
Game time is 7:30.
The   campus   squad   finally   earned ——	
through, after a line-up juggle which
saw the roster cut down to eleven
men. Instead of the usual three lines,
the team will operate from here on
in with but two forward strings and
a like number of defense pairs.
Haas Young, who starred in Nanaimo Saturday, will balance Hugh
Berry on a line centred by the hardworking Freddy Andrew. This trio
picked up a total of six points in the
5-3 win over the Clippers.
The alternate line will be centred
by Wag Wagner, with Bobby Koch
on one wing and Torfason on the
ether.
In games this season with the red-
men, UBC has won three and lost one
•o they enter the series as odds-on
favourites, particularly after their
good showing n Nanaimo on Saturday
night.
UBC SKIERS READY
FOR MARTIN PASS
COLLEGIATE  MEET
Fifteen colleges will be competing
in the final Intercollegiate ski tournament at Martin Pass this Friday and
Saturday and, as usual, Coach Peter
Vajda will lead his two squads down
to enter the four way meet.
Washington, Washington State, Montana, Montana State, Idaho, Idaho
State and nine other colleges will be
competing on the University of Washington Home ground.
On the A and B teams are Doug
Fraser, Arnie Teasdale, Gar Robinson, Don Fearnside, Tom Willis, Bier-
ney Giervan, John Maland, John
Frazee, Harry Smith, and three as yet
unnamed skiers.
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PAGE 4
Wednesday, February 11, 1948
DICK BLOCKBERGER, Sports Editor
ASSOCIATE THIS ISSUE: Gil Gray
UBC Chiefs Meet 'Ghosts'
In Colorful Hoop Contest
By CHUCK MARSHALL
Basketball fans on and off the campus will witness one
of the biggest hoopla extravaganzas of the current season tonight, when two top-notch tilts are run off in the Varsity Gym.
 <S>   in the main event, UBC Chiefs will
MURAL BASKETBALL
In the only intramural basketball
game in the UBC gym Monday noon,
the Physical Education B entry subdued a Phi Delta Theta team by a
35-26 score.
After being on the low end of an
11-2 count, the Phys Ed boys turned
on the heat, tied it up at 13-13, and
went on to win.
play host to the famous negro squad,
Sioux City Colored Ghosts who will
be making their Vancouver debut this
evening.
For a prelim, Dominion champion
Cloverleafs will cross swords with
Ted Milton's youthful Arrows in a
regular Senior A fixture.
HOOP SENSATION
Tagged 'the new basketball sensation of the nation," the Colored Ghosts
are currently skyrocketing to fame
comparable to that of the great Harlem Globetrotters.
In fact some reports state that for
pure showmanship the Ghosts are
superior to the famous Harlem aggregation.
PROVINCE-WIDE TOUR
Tonight's game with the Chiefs will
be the colored squad's first match in
a tour that will take them all through
the province.
Featuring unorthodox methods of
shooting, dribbling and ball handling,
the Ghosts carry an eight man squad
each member of which is a star in
his own right.
Probably the most colorful artists
of thc team are tlie Buckner twins,
Marland and Conrad who do most of
the clowning.
DRIBBLING DISPLAY
About 5'4" tall the twins nightly
put on a dribbling and dancing display
that keeps the spectators in stitches.
However it's not all fooling with
ihe Ghosts who have won 48 of their
hist 52 tilts and arc currently
a 28 game victory streak.
apo:
KIDS STUFF
This year's edition of the Gil >.-:.-■ is
particularly young, averaging sightly
over 20 years of age. Youngster of the
team is diminutive "Pee Wee" Buckner with 18 summers under his belt
while Captain Jimmy Dilworth at 25
i.s  the grandad of them  all.
The Arrow-Clovcrloaf tilt v, ill get
away at 7:30 p.m. with tho main
event scheduled for 8:30 pm.
Tickets for the contest, at 50c apiece,
will entitle thc holder to any seat in
the gym. The ducats are currently
available from members of the Cnie.'s
or at Luke Moyls office.
RMEN
PLAY SATURDAY
Whether the weatherman relents
his grip on the snow swept Siadium
or not, the McKechnie Cup games
are scheduled to continue Saturday.
Campus rugger moguls, having postponed last week's classic grudge
battle with Victoria are hoping that
this week's Thunderbird-Vancouver
Rep game will be played.
The weekend slate includes a
double header game with a second
division fight getting away at 1:30,
and the Birds meeting the Vancouver all-star club in a return McKechnie Cup tilt, the Blue and Gold crew
having licked the Lions in November
at Brockton Bowl.
The Vancouverites will be a newly
vamped squad and promise to give
the Birds a rough time on their weekend schedule.
NOTICE
In future all groups desiring to use
Physical Education facilities on the
campus over the weekend (Stadium,
Playing Fields, Gymnasium. Field
House, Hut G4) will be required to
obtain a permit at the Physical Education office on or before the Friday
preceding the weekend. This permit
must be shown to the University Patrol on request.
R. F. OSBORNE,
Director of PE.
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INTRAMURAL TENNIS
The men's intramural tennis t.iurua-
ment will be completed on Sa:tinl;iy,
February 14, and Saturday. February
21, Watch the sports page of this paper, and the Gym notice-board for
the time and place of your match.

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