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 Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 37
Vic Students Join UBC
In Request To BCER
Daily Ubyssey  Photo by Norman Ross
MOST SPECTACULAR attempt at any presentation of its kind in the history of UBC student
musical endeavour, the Airborne chorus—or at least a small part of it—is seen during one of
dozens of gruelling rehearsals. Tutored into shape by such musicians as Jacques Singer, C.
Hayden Williams and John Avison, the choru-ters are now prepared to appear before their
fellow students in the local premiere scheduled for 12:30 tomorrow in the Armory. The serious
looks on the faces of the singers testify to the importance of the part played by the vocal score
in the symphony. The work was composed in 1941 by an American, Marc Blitzstein, who dedicated it to the U.S. Eighth Army Air Force. (See story in lower right hand corner.)
UBC Co-Ed Claims Top Spot
In Featured National Air Show
Civilian Failure
Exceeds Vets
Only six percent of veterans
at the University of Alberta
failed May examinations as
compared to an 11 percent failure rate for civilian students.
These facts have been reported by Les Matheson, chi^f
counsellor for DVA' in Calgary
in a story to Ottawa's "Veterans Affairs" magazine.
Other statistics in Mr. Matheson's
report showed that of the 2058 veterans who wrote April and May examinations this year, 67 percent passed
all, 30 percent had supplements and
3 percent failed completely. The latter figure was brought up to 6 percent when the results of supplemental
exams were tablulated.
On the other end of the scale it
was shown that Vh percent of the
total number of veterans displayed
outstanding scholarship. There was
among these, one Rhodes Scholar, 40
who won medals, prizes or awards,
108 first class standing and 38 invited
to take honors courses.
A further survey of the statistics
Mr. Matheson said, revealed that the
older married veterans with the
longest service attained the highest
The failure group among the veterans had 73 percent who were single
as compared to 27 percent who were
married. The average age of this
group was 23.3 and length of service
36.5 months.
In the honor group there were 46
percent single men and 54 percent
married. The average age was 25.5
and length of service 46.8 months.
Mr. Matheson summed up his report
by stating that he was "much impressed by the fine attitude displayed
by the veterans" and that they were
keen, ambitious, business-like and "a
pleasure to deal with." He indicated
finally that the vast majority realized
and appreciated their opportunity and
were making the most of  it.
Post Office authorities are calling
for more help during the Christmas
rush, according to word received from
the UBC Employment and Placement
Bureau  Wednesday.
Bureau officials stated that there
will be jobs available for four hundred more temporary Post Office workers other than those who have already
Applications are to be made at the
Bureau's office on  the West Mall.
The way to a man's heart may come from a thorough
grounding in dietetics, but to Home Ec student Marilyn Frederickson, the way to popularity is a feature spot on one of local
radio's "most-listened-to" air shows.
 ■ ""*     Marilyn   is  featured  singer   on  the
CBC national release Burn's Chuck-
wagon heard weekly from radio station CJOR. She graduated from
Magee High School in 1946 after
which she went to Vancouver Normal
School, and taught at Strathconn
elementary School.
Marilyn has always been interested
in music especially vocal work. She
began her radio career as one of tho
Nabobettcs on the CBC Harmony
House Program, and appeared later
in "The Four Shades" a quartette
over the Canadian National radio
network, as well as "Joanne" in the
"Three  Joes   and   Joanne"   trio   over
Miss    Frederickson    has    recently
completed   a   nation-wide   tour   with
the Burns Chuckwagon, and  is now
taking a course in Home Economics
as the "most amiable-faced man '■    She feels that si»«e show-business
on the campus" is Publications   is  ""*  an  unstable  fleld-  a  «ood
Board editor-in-chief, Don Fer
Pants For Gals
Rule At Queens
Mere Moles Must
Obey Coed's Rules
Kingston, Nov. 27—(CUP)—Pants
for co-eds were the order of the day
for a whole week at Queen's University during its annual Sadie Hawkins Day celebrations.
For six days the campus was under
feminine rule and the men had to
sit home by the telephone and wait.
During the session these rules were
strictly adhered to by all undergraduates:
1. No invitations for the week were
to be extended before 12:01 a.m. Monday morning.
2. The girl extending the invitation
makes no reference to her own name
until    the    man    has   accepted.
3. Girls when walking with men
were to be on the street side of the
sidewalk and to carry the man's
books and other bundles.
4. All expenses incurred during the
evening were the girl's responsibility.
5. Girls may line up on the campus
and give the men the once over, including any pertinant remarks desired as is customary with the stronger
U.S. Geographer
Speaks Friday
Dr. J. Granville Jensen, head of the
department of Geography at Oregon
State College, will lecture on "The
Field and Function of Modern Geography" in Arts 100 at 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to officials of the UBC
geography club.
Dr. Jensen will outline the development of modern geography, and will
indicate its present position and applications, with special reference to the
United States. In addition to this
general lecture, which is open to all
interested students, he will be giving
special guest lectures in certain geography courses during his two day-
Colleges Seek Highschool Rates
On Vancouver, Victoria, Trams
As UBC Student Council entered into negotiations with
B.C. Electric officials Wednesday, students at Victoria College
revealed that they, too, would seek special oencessions from
the transportation company.
The Council is seeking streetcar &~
rates for university students similar |
to those now enjoyed by Vancouver
highschool pupils. The highschool
rate,' at present, is eight tickets for
25 cents, but may be subject to the
upward revision of fares which is
expected to come into force shortly.
First step in the opening of negotiations was taken Wednesday when
student President Grant Livingstone
requested Dr. A. E. Grauer, president
of the company, to arrange a meeting
to discuss the proposal.
Meanwhile, the student president at
Victoria College, Jim Patterson, revealed that the Island students were
considering asking similar concessions as those proposed by UBC.
"UBC and Victoria College will
make a common cause in this matter,"  Livingstone  declared.
Livingstone's request for a meeting
with BCER officials arose out of Student Council action Monday night
when the legislators asked for the
highschool  rate privileges.
Livingstone declared that the high
cost of living had already made things
difficult for students, especially vet-
erants, and that should the approved
increase in fares now being sought
by the BCER be approved, transportation would become "a major financial problem" for students.
Livingstone, in introducing the
resolution to Council, lauded the
company for the consideration it had
consideration it had shown in receiving previous requests from the university. ,
grounding   in  dietetics  will   serve   as
something  to fall  back  on, however
guson, according to reports in   her main interest is still radio work.
downtown^ newspapers.     Con
fronted by the news, the usually-smiling Ferguson was unusually tight-lipped.
Phrateres Hold
Bridge Tourney
Phrateres members of the Phi Chapter will be the hostesses in Bnack
Lounge today for an all-day bridge
tournament. The proceeds will be
used for charity.
Valuable prizes are being donated
by downtown merchants in order to
provide the incentive for the campus-
wide competition.
Even the beginners have been taken
care of with provision for a booby
prize for the unfortunate whose luck
is against him.
Placement Dept
Lists Openings
Following jobs are now listed at the
University Employment and Placement Bureau.
Men:—three piece orchestra at the
rate cf $24 for three' hours, furniture
movers, Christmas card sellers, tree
cutters, store clerks and salesmen.
Women:—typists, waitresses in the
West Point Grey area, permanent
stenographer, suite available at Christmas for three weeks in exchange for
light duties, room and board in exchange for light services, girl to assist
with Christmas dinner at $5 for two
hours, and a girl to help with selling
in a millinery shop in the West Point
Grey area every Saturday.
Tryouts for the chorus of this
years' Mardi Gras have been
scheduled for Thursday and Friday of this week in the Brock
Stage Room at 12:30 p.m.
As in the floor show of last
year, there jvill bc a short and a
tall girls' chorus. Committee members state that experience is not
Awards Available
To UBC Students
UBC students now have available,
for the first time, a complete list
of all Canadian scholarships for which
they are eligible.
Details of graduate and undergraduate scholarships offered by all
Canadian universities are being supplied by Prof. Walter Gage, chairman of the Faculty scholarship committee.
Also available is a partial list of
scholarships in the United Kingdom
open to Canadian students. Further
international scholarships are being
compiled by officials of the National
Federation of Canadian University
Students on the campus.
Ceilings Said
'Need In Peace'
Removal of price control,
race haters, and instigators of
class warfare all came under
fire from Grace Maclnnis,
former British Columbia MLA,
at Wednesday's meeting of the
Student Socialist Club.
"It must be realized that price controls will ensure equal distribution
of our goods in peace just as it did
during the war," she said.
On race hatred she declared: "We
must fight for the equality of all
racial groups because, as long as part
of the people are denied the rights
of democracy, our whole democratic
system is in danger."
AMS Office SelU
UBC Directories
Student directories, which arrived
on the campus yesterday, are currently being distributed from the
AMS office.
They can be had on presentation of
the receipt obtained during registration, or for twenty-five cents.
Only 170 of the student handbooks
were available yesterday and the supply ran out around 1 p.m. There will
be a constant supply of them from
now on, assured Editor Frank Wal-
Souvenir-hunting thieves have victimized the Canadian
Officers Training Corps contingent on the campus.
The corps reports the loss of three framed photographs
which recorded visits to the campus during the war of high
military officials. They were reported missing the night of
UBC's Fall Ball which was held in the Armory.
Lt.-Col. Robert W. Bonner, commanding officer of the
corps, has asked for the aid of Student Council in recovering
the photographs. They are of "historical value" to the
corps, but of no other value, Col. Bonner said.
Canadian Premiere Here
For 'Airborne' Score
For three short weeks the voluntary Airborne chorus has been
"Airborne" on the wings of song,
have wandered dazedly from class
to class with "Wings on the Brain",
and have been urged on by the
compelling peas of Jacques Singer
to the tune of "Hurryup".
Now, members of the chorus
find that these themes, which inspired them to stick to a rigorous
routine to two hours rehearsals
every day of the w&'k, have taken
shape into a significant and powerful composition. They will present
The Airborne to their fellow students on Friday noon in the
Jacques Singer was particularly
anxious to see UBC students take
part in the symphony. He describes it as "an epic composition,
unique in imagination and force,
fusing all means of intelligent
sound to convey the drama of a
dream realized in our century, the
invention of airpower which since
has been used both advantageously and horribly."
He explains further that Blitz-
stein's use of narrator, chorus and
known forms of ballads, poems,
etc., help to simplify the three
movements into which the work
is divided.
These are:
1. The Theory of Flight: which
tells of man's dreams of flying
from the first attempt of Icarus
to the success of the Wright
Brothers in 1903.
2. The Enemy: in which the
music is bitterly satirical and
which deplores the .use of planes
as means of unprecedented devastation.
3. Tlie Open Sky: which ends
the work on a questioning note
particularly significant to our time
. . . Will airpower improve our
civilization or will it spell 'he end
of man? The last word uttered by
the  monitor  over  a   thanksgiving
chorus is a thunderous warning.
Jacques Singer urges every student to hear it. "Our city is the
second to perform this work since
it requires a great deal of preparation and thus prevents many
orchestras from undertaking such
a project."
The Airborne was written in
1943 by Marc Blitzstein, a young
American composer. He dedicated
it to the U.S. Eighth Army Airforce which he served with during
the war.
It was first presented in New
York in 1946 and was very favourably received by the audience. In
this performance Orson Welles
was narrator, Leonard Bernstein
conducted and Robert Shaw directed the chorus.
Preliminary training of the
chorus was competently handled
by C. Hayden Williams, musical
director  of  Mussoc  productions.
John Avison, prominent Vancouver pianist and conductor, assisted
during the final rehearsals. PAGE 2
Thursday, November 27, 1947
The Daily Ubyssey
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University of British Columbia
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Bditorial 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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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF    -    -    -    -    DONALD FERGUSON
GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,  Tore  Larssen;  Features  Editor,  George  Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger.
Yesterday, almost one month behind
schedule the Student Directory arrived on
Distribution began yesterday, continued
today, and should be complete by the end of
the week.
A good number of students have noticed
that on the receipt they received during registration on payment of their 25 cents, there
was a line stating that the Student Directory
would be available before the end of October.
It is now very near the end of November.
Tlie fact of its tardiness—nearly a full
month—should be explained.
The Publications Board had hoped that
the production of the volume would be complete by the date stipulated. Things did not go
as they were scheduled, and we are sorry.
During the summer we had negotiated
with the University registration department
which operates a battery of tabular machines. This was done in the belief that much
time could be saved because the lengthy
lists would not have to be laboriously typed
out before typesetting could begin,
We had arranged to begin typesetting on
the Friday of the first week of lectures.
Despite the very diligent efforts of the
statistics department, the unprecedented
flood of new registrants tied up their production until the final week of October.
As soon as we received the lists they
were set and proof read as rapidly as possible.
The delay is regrettable but there was nothing
that could be done about it, We're sorry.
once over
There was no doubt about it. Gisela
Gerzlewink was a lady.
Everybody said s©. Even Gisela.
"Yer Gawd Damn rights I'm a lady,"
Gisela was often heard to remark to one of
her sorority sisters who had ventured to
remark upon Gisela's ladylike qualities.
But compared to another of Gisela's fine
qualities, ladylike qualities meant little to
Gisela. For Gisela was an ideal, ladylike
"Yer Gawd Damn rights I'm an ideal,
ladylike co-ed," Gisela was often heard to
remark. And nobody ever ventured to dispute
the point with her.
Wasn't Gisela the girl who had been on
the campus for three years without attending
one single lecture? And wasn't Gisela the
girl who took the prize at every sorority
banquet for being able to drink everybody
else under the table? And in Gisela's sorority
that was not easy.
"Yer Gawd Damn rightsh ish not eashy,"
Gisela was often heard to remark as she
leered around the banquet table under which
so many of her sorority sisters lay senseless.
Gisela had no doubt achieved many other
notable achievements. But of them, her sorority sisters had heard very little. For Gisela
was no ordinary, run-of-the-Caf, ideal, ladylike co-ed. Gisela was a modest, ideal, ladylike co-ed. ,,
"Yer Gawd Damn rights I'm modest,"
Gisela was often heard to remark, after
recounting an experience in which Gisela
Gerzlewink was the central figure.
Just which of her fine qualities made
Gisela a modest, ideal, ladylike co-ed, nobody
was quite certain.
Some thought Gisela was a modest, ideal,
ladylike co-ecl because she had been brought
up in refined surroundings.
"Yer Gawd Damn rights I was brought
up refined," Gisela was often heard to remark.
Some thought Gisela was a refined,
modest, ideal, ladylike co-ed because she had
The New Look.
''Yer Gawd Damn rights I got Tlie New
Look," Gisela was often heard to remark.
And nobody ever ventured to dispute the
point, with her. In fact she was so new-looking
that most young men of her acquaintance
considered Gisela to be fresh.
Some thought Gisela was a fresh, refined,
modest, ideal, ladylike co-ed because she was
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particular about whose car she climbed into
the back seat of.
"Yer Gawd Damn rights I'm particular,"
Gisela was often heard to remark as she
climbed into the back seat of any one of three
hundred select cars.
Some thought Gisela was a particular,
fresh, refined, modest, ladylike, ideal co-ed
because she was reluctant.
"Yer Gawd Damn rights I'm reluctant,"
Gisela was often heard to remark to discipline
committee members who had asked her to
stop peeking through the keyhole of the
men's washroom.
Some thought Gisela was a reluctant,
particular, fresh, refined, modest, ladylike,
ideal co-ecl because she was discreet.
"Yer Gawd Damn rights I'm discreet,"
Gisela was often heard to remark after breaking a date because she discovered the young
man in question to be merely a freshman.
Some thought Gisela was a discreet, reluctant, particular, fresh, refined, modest,
ladylike, ideal co-ecl because she was soft-
"Yer Gawd Damn rights I'm softspoken,"
Gisela was often heard to remark.
Some thought Gisela was a softspoken,
discreet, reluctant, particular, fresh, refined,
modest, ladylike, ideal co-ed because she was
"Yer Gawd Damn rights I'm likeable,"
Gisela was often heard to remark to herself at
an informal as she stood waiting in vain for!
someone to ask her to dance. |
But for all these conjectures, nobody
actually knew why Gisela Gerzlewink was
such a likeable, softspoken, discreet, reluctant, particular, fresh, refined, modest, ladylike, ideal co-ed. Nobody, that is, except
Gisela knew why. It was simply because
she was beautiful.
"Yer Gawd Damn rights, I'm beautiful,"
likeable, softspoken, discreet, reluctant, particular, fresh, refined, modest, ladylike Gisela
Gerzlewink, the ideal co-ed, was often heard
to remark.
But on this point thousands were inclined
to differ with Gisela.
But Gisela never let that affect, her
opinion of herself. Gisela just went on being
the beautiful, likeable, softspoken, discreet,
reluctant, particular, fresh, refined, modest,
ladylike, ideal co-ed that she was.
Moral: Don't let the opinions of thousands
sway you.
Dear Sir:
I wonder how my students enjoyed that pretty picture on tho
first page of the Thunderbird and
enjoyed the pretty little story that
accompanied it. In my opinion
both were utterly disgusting. They
detracted from the value of the
rest of the magazine almost entirely. If we want to pollute our
minds, we can easily obtain a
copy of 'Forever Amber" or the
latest issue of "Lurid Love confessions" but let us keep the University publications clean from
that dirt. We all know the sordid-
ness of life, why should some
authors persist in reminding us of
it? If the story's author is suffering from the paranoic idea thai
he is John Steinbeck he should go
and peddle his filth somewhere
John Redford
ED. NOTE: If Reader Redford
still feels that the story "Borkum"
"detracted from the value of the
rest of the magazine almost entirely" by reminding him of tlie
sordidness of life, the publications
hoard is ready to refund him his
2n cents on presentation of the
three pages on which the story
appeared. He may keep the rest.
which contain nothing but sweetness and light. As for the author,
he lias never claimed to be more
than Dean Bonney, a man who
will go on writing honest stories.
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Dear Sir:
After reading the article, "Why
No War With Reds? U.S. Students
Ask IRC," I confidently feel that
its reporter will have great success
in his present avocation. With
his knack for distortion of facte, it
Legion Letter
PARKER 51 PEN. Grey barrel, silver-
cap. In vicinity Brock or Club rooms.
Friday November 21, 4 p.m. Please
return to Hugh Legg 6B WeaBrook
Camp. Reward.
To aid the "new" campaign for an
increase in grants, Branch 72 is compiling a questionaire to more clearly
convey weight to the demands presented to Parliament in their 1947-
1948 session. It is imperative that the
demands presented are backed with
concrete facts. These facts, and the
figures to support them must, of
course, be accurate. Tlie only way
they can be obtained is by questionaire. The results of this questionaire
will be sent to the Minister of Veterans'    Affairs,    the    Honorable    Ian
Mackenzie, at his own request.
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This questionaire is completely confidential. No signature or identification i.s actually on the form.
It is not minutely detailed and may
be completed in a very few minutes.
None of the matters in the case arc
definite as yet, as the Minister could
not commit himself. If the fact are
presented completely and accurately,
it will give our ease greater chances
of success.
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Our last survey, which was more
elaborate, was a point or two lower
than the Dominion Bureau of Statistics survey taken a month or two
later. In other words the survey was
thoroughly reliable and therefore bore
considerable weight. When the Minister receives this one, he may safely
assume it is equally reliable.
Students are requested to make
their answers reasonably conservative. Responsible answers carry more
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Incidentally the Legion Executive i.s
uneasy concerning current rumours
that the Minister promised an increase, In actual fact he could not
commit himself one way or the other.
He suggested that we send a representative to appear personally before tho special Committee which
assembles in the New Year. Either
this should be done, or to save expense, we could iiave someone in the
East present the ease for us. We feel
that we could present the case more
convincingly ourselves, ns we are
more  fully   in  the  picture.
The deadline for this questionaire
is Saturday, November 29. The more
accurate information we have available the better our case will be. Get
the questionaire answered and get it
in to the Legion Office as soon as
possible. Remember this does not
affect you individually, but also your
comrades-in-arms in a like position
all over Canada.
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Tlie Canteen is now open from 8:15
a.m. till 4:30 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m,
till 1.0:00 p.m. according to Manager
Boh  Thorpe.
appears unlikely that he will not
reach the highest rung in the field
of ccntempcrary journalism.
As a delegate to the recent International Relations Club Convention, I found that the attitude
described in said article was held
by but the merest fraction of the
delegates present. How can anyone
with even the rudiments of reason believe anothr war will solve
anything, except, possibly, the academic question of when man will
finally succeed in destroying himself.   .
Congratulations, Ubyssey, on such
an honest and objective portrayal
of   our   recent   convention,
Howard  Sariders
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Dear Sir:
Where the hell is our Student
Diicctory?? On my receipt it says
in bold letters "entitled to delivery
before the last clay of October
1947.'' Today is November 25. In
fine print <jn the corner of my receipt are the words "Another service of your student publications
board." Your idea of service soems
mere- like  delayed  action  to me.
f'.Sa  Another    service    of    your
sUii'ent  body—patience?
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Dear Sir:
I am thoroughly incensed that
the administration, faculty and
students of the University of B.C.
.should tolerate so licentious a publication as the official handbook
of the Engineers' Undergraduate
This handbook contains a shocking anthology of smutty songs of
a type calculated to appeal to immature minds and to stimulate a
kind of artificial morale in the
Faculty of Applied Science.
Without being prudish, we must
realize that our social behaviour
is governed by a set of morals and
ethics to which we are expected
to adhere. Taboos can sometimes
be violated in literature for the
sake of intellectual honesty, but
this fact gives no licence for the
engineers to disseminate their filth
in an official university publication.
If individual engineers feel that
provided by these juvenile and
lascivious verses, let them keep
them to themselves. But they
should be prevented by the AMS
or, if necessary by the administration, from brazenly publishing the
stuff in a booklet bearing the name
and crest of the university along
with a message from the cjean of
the faculty.
The fact the booklet is intended
for circulation only within the
faculty is no excuse whatever; tlv
booklet "gets around" and it submits tho University of British
Columbia to degradation wherever
it i.s seen.
Erie E'roderick
Phone Greg at BA, 3089 after 6 p.m.
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CAR RIDE, Vicinity 25 and Main for
8:30's. Phone Jean. Fa. 3493L.
complete, legible set of Phil. 100
notes recently given by Macdonald.
Must be very reasonable. Phone KErr.
TO SHARE: Full board and room for
girl. Reasonable rate.. Close to university.  Phone  AL.  0819Y.
Jack Jensen and
the Rhythm Pals
are featured at
12:30 noon.
Yes, it's a call that's echoed everywhere, the call to more smoking
pleasure offered by Philip Morris
English Blend. You too, will like the
distinctive flavour of this very distinctive cigarette. It's so smooth-
so mild—so completely satisfying.
Metal Work . . .
has now become a specialized science.
It requires scientific equipment , . . scientific
training. We have both. In our huge metal
shop, wrecks are miraculously restored . . .
crumpled bodies and fendevs flare out again
like new. Our fine metal work is relatively
quick and inexpensive.
mim wTom>wmii$ALi p/wts pismwTots
1300 BLOCK WEST BROADWAY   •    CEj.r  4111 Thursday, November 27, 1947
Toronto Students Decry
Perverts In Campus Park
Toronto, Nov. 27-(CUP)-Unless police take action soon to rid
Queen's Park of sex perverts,
thugs and drunks who have been
molesting students, the undergraduates themselves are going to
step in.
This was the threat made recently by Greg Maclntyre, St.
Michael's College representative on
the student council at the University of Toronto.
Both men and women students
have been bothered by shady
characters in the park, Maclntyre
Two instances of St. Michael's
men being molested by perverts
have   occured   in   the   last   two
weeks, he said.
One student had been approached by a man with his face In
bandages who asked to be helped
across the park. The student was
led to two men who laid their
hands upon him and he barely
managed to escape.
At another time residents of St.
Michaels' had been awakened by
screams coming from the basement. When they got there they
saw a man running oft with a
boy's coat. The victim's shirt had
been torn to shreds.
"Complaints have been coming
in waves ," Maslntyre stated, "and
we blame the police with laxity of
handling these people.
"The student body does not want
to be involved in any action which
would cast a bad light on it but
the respect for ladies and young
students must be upheld at any
"We are fortunate in that no
brutal crimes have been committed against undergraduates so far
ted against undegraduates so far,"
he declared, "but should not be
necessary for this to happen before police protection is made
The SAC has sent a letter to the
University police asking them to
take the necessary steps in conjunction with the city officials.
extension of the registration date for
the Professional Apptitude Test for
medical schools. The new deadline is
December 15. All students wishing to
register for this exam contact Dr.
Black at the Veterans Bureau.
for their October DVA cheques at the
Veterans Bureau please do so immediately, since all remaining cheques
must be returned to DVA.
LE CERCLE FRANCAIS has cancelled its soiree schedule for Friday,
November 28.
SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE Engineers meets Thursday, November
27, in App. Sc. 101 at 12:30 noon, to
hear Mr. W. C. Atchison of Dan McLean Motors, speaking on "The Automobile Ignition System".
Walker,   Deputy  Minister  of  Mines,
speaking in App. Sc. 100 on Thursday, November 27, at 12:30 noon.
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LATEST   ADDITION   to   the
Publications Board staff is EUS
President Ron Grantham, who
now handles all classified advertising for The Daily Ubyssey. When editors complained
at the recent USC-Pub meeting
of lack of help in the department, Grantham volunteered
his services for what the Pubsters termed a "thankless job."
Phrateres Invade
UBC Parking Lot
Children's Christmas parties at Vancouver Preventorium will be provided
by money to be raised this week by
UBC Fhratereans.
Squads of co-eds in lab coats will
invade the UBC parking lot Friday to
shine up students' car windows as
part of the fund-raising  campaign.
Institute Moots
Legitimate Stage
A thorough airing of the future
of legitimate theatre will be presented by the Vancouver Institute at
their next meeting.
The meeting will take the form of
a round table discussion by theatre
operators, drama experts, and audience representatives in the University
of British Columbia Physics building
at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, November 29.
The public is invited to hear commercial theatre experts Gordon Hilker and Leslie Allen discuss the
topic "Is There a Future For The
Legitimate Theatre?" with UBC
drama instructor Dorothy Somerset
and audience-representative Jay G.
Gould. Miss Somerset will give the
views of community theatre enthusiasts as well.
The panel will examine practical
problems and economic factors affecting drama in western Canada.
Political Clubs Expand
Since Recent Formation
Parliament Hill and Hyde Park have nothing on campus
political clubs, which have been engaged in extensive programs
since their formation following the general AMS meeting held
earlier this fall.
 .      Each   clubs   receives   a   grant   fro.n
the Students Council which is used
for general club expenses primarily
for lunches and incidental expenditures, for political speakers, the purchase of books, and other expenditures included in the everyday business of the various clubs.
Membership in these clubs is open
to any interested student and the
clubs appeal for membership at their
general meetings. The political clubs
are now working together in an
attempt to organize events in which
they will all have a common interest,
including debates and socials.
President of the Students' Socialist
Club, Murray Bryce, believes the
250 members of his group to be the
most active an the campus. The address by Mr. M. J. Coldwell, national
CCF leader, was given under their
sponsorship. Guest speakers will continue to be presented in Arts 100
every Wednesday noon. In addition,
a group engaged in the study of
Marxism is presided over weekly by
Rod Young.
The 35 members of the students'
Progressive-Conservative Club, headed by Dave Tupper, are intent on
studying and observing the policies
of the Progressive - Conservative
Party. Plans include the formation
of committees which will delve into
the social, political and military
problems of Canada. Committee reports will be given at the general
meetings for discussion and amendment. Speakers are presented to the
students bi-weekly. This is the only
club that charges membership fees,
fifty cents yearly.
In the opinion of Norm Littlewood,
leader of the Student's Labour Progressive Party, students must and
should have opportunities to discuss
political issues. At their weekly meetings, members of his group hear an
introductory lecture and then take
part in the discussion. They are planning debates and a three week lecture series on topics which will include dialectical materialism and
political economy.
The Student Liberal Forum, under
the leadership of Frank Lewis, have
up to date presented the Hon. Paul
Martin and James Sinclair, M.P.
Throughout the rest of the term
they are planning to present prominent national and provincial figures
relevant to the platform the members
drew up al a meeting of November
19. This platform deals with matters
of immigration, emigration, penal affairs, the labour code, social security,
education, tariffs and the Provincial
Lewis declares that his group's
"eminently rational and truly progressive" program will rally students
in droves to his "one true faith".
Meetings and discussion groups of
all political clubs on the campus aro
open to the general student body.
Although Grant Livingstone says,
"Political clubs are as much of a
headache to the Council as all the
other organizations put together," he
admits they are filling a necessary
part of student life.
"They will bo good for the university as long as they continue to broaden extra-curricular programs and do
not attempt to encroach on, restrict
or overwhelm other activities," he
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A BLUE EVERSHARP pencil on top
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<=#&»** PAGE 4
Thursday, November 27,  1947
,   ,^—»-™**^«*-v
EDITOR Tins ISSUE: Bruce Saunders
chalk talk . . .
. . by Chick Turner
Our good fran', Dick Blockberger, hit the journalistic
big-time with a solid thump Monday evening, when his recent
eulogy of Thunderbird spirit on the gridiron was quoted in brief
by the well-known city sports columnist, Ken McConnell, in his
daily effort, "Before and After." This corner cannot let the
opportunity pass without patting you Dick and The Daily
Ubyssey on their respective broad backs for their receiving
unintentional recognition by one of the moguls of the "downtown daily" fraternity.
Unfortunately, however, friend Richard's unqualified words
of praise were used by McConnell as a springboard for launching
another of those cute Tittle jibes at the 'Birds that have graced
his two column spread at regular intervals for the past season.
The constant theme batted out by the McConnell typewriter
has been that UBC ought to abandon its affiliation with the
Pacific Northwest Conference where it is hopelessly outmatched
in football togs, and get back where it belongs—in the Hardy
Cup setup in Western Canada.
The subject, which commends itself to the support of a
considerable faction of university students, has been rendered
unpalatable to this corner by the accompanying shower of
sly cracks (flying high, wide, and handsome) about the miserable impotence of the Blue and Gold grid machine, the paltry
enrolment of its competitors south of the border, and any oth ?r
embarrassing tidbits the McConnell shovel can unearth.
But, Mac, There's A Limit!
Your reporter would be the first to deny that the downtown
scribe did not express the considered viewpoint of a great
many adult supporters of university sport, and to stage a
reply to the argument or to enumerate the reasons why the
Athletic Directorate looked south in search of competition would
be too lengthy a proposition to undertake here. We concede
Mr. McConnell's acquaintance with those reasons. But when the
revered oracle of a great city newspaper couples his statements
with the insinuations that the 'Birds would prove to be just
another victim of Ranji Mattu's Blue Bombers, well—hey Mac—
that's stretching the ribbon just a mite too far.
This scribe for one, feels a little frustrated that Doug Reid
and the boys couldn't have played that proposed exhibition
tilt with the Bombers. It would have settled the question once
and for all, and this corner is convinced that it would have
dragged a little bit of the cockiness out the latter pigskin toters.
Can you imagine a squad of mature university men,
boasting such talent as Reid, Murphy, Capozzi, et al, losing to
any aggregation of football prodigies, no matter how well
trained, who are in the last instance only boys of Junior age?
It just doesn't make sense, does it?
Comparison Changes The Situation
The 'Birds weren't the shambles many local wits (including
the masterful McConnell) made them out to be. After all they
did win their first conference game this year, and lost two others
by a mere one point. Columnist McConnell with his ready access
to national press releases cannot be unaware that the reverse
suffered by the 'Birds on the gridiron this season was in no
way comparable to those endured by Queen's or McGill at the
hands of Toronto and Western in the Eastern Canadian circuit.
Johnny Metras' Western Ontario Mustangs, for instance,
slaughtered Queen's in two games by a margin of 15 touchdowns
this year, and so far our eastern correspondents have failed lo
uncover rumors about any local Junior squad challenging the
Kingston cavaliers to a game or two.
LONG AND LANKY — They grow 'em tall in the States.
Pictured here is Bob Hamilton, star of the v45-'46 Webfoot squad
which split a home-and-home series with the 'Birds.
Thunderbird Hoop Artists
Ready For Webfoot Series
Basketball fans will get top-ranking inter-collegiate basketball at UBC this weekend, when the University of Oregon
Webfoots and the UBC Thunderbirds resume their hoop feud
with a two-game series to be played Friday and Saturday nights
at the UBC Gym. * =—
Oregon, rated as one of the top
college teams in the U.S. for many
years, first started competition with
UBC back in December of 1944 when
Maury Van Vliet's quintet dropped
two close decisions by scores of 55-51
and 63-59.
Oregon visited UBC again in November of 1945 and again swept both
ends'of doubleheader 58-50 and 49-35.
But the Thunderbirds gained sweet
revenge later that season when they
travelled to Eugene for a return series
and tripped the Oregonians twice on
As for the Bombers, well, we don't want to shatter the  theil' home court fay counts of 72"61
'and 62-60.
almost legendary invincibility that has been attributed to them
by the sage of the Southam press, or still less to detract from the
fine work which has been contributed to the stagnant local
football scene by those who put the team where it is today—
the best of its kind in Western Canada.
We are even inclined to think that the Bombers could have
captured the Junior Canadian Football Championship if they
had been given the chance. But heer's why. In the East, and
in fact, even in Winnipeg, all the good players of Junior age,
either play for their high school team in a tightly-knit and well-
run high school league (such as we lack in Vancouver), or are
signed to the rosters of the Senior squads.
Only Real Test: A Highschool
The boys who fail to qualify for their high school squad, or
who no longer go to high school and cannot make the senior
city squads, play on the Junior city teams, so that Junior
football in eastern Canada is only a makeshift opportunity for
less talented youth to play the game. The only real test for the
Bombers would be a first-rate high school team, and aside from
scholastic hindrances, the inter-scholastic hockey season has
already opened in Ottawa, Hamilton, Toronto, and Montreal,
and the school teams have hung up the cleats for another year,
However, if McConnell still wants to find a match for his
Bombers, in which he must have more than a sentimental
interest, he could still contact Greg Kabat. Who knows, the
Wisconsin mentor might allow his Vancouver College gridders
to give the ambitious boys a little exercise. But as far as Varsity
is concerned, Mr. Mac, lay off—right now we want to play a
little baskeball!
Last year the Americans really
squelched all threats of Blue and
Gold victories when they beat the
'Birds 88-41 in Portland and 73-37 on
their campus maples in Eugene. The
Oregon outfit went on to place third
in a close Coast Conference basketball race last spring.
This year it's tlie Ducks' turn to
travel again, and, needless to say,
Coach Bob Osborne's quintet will be
seeking revenge. Judging from their
success against Central Washington
College here last weekend, it looks
as if the UBC cagers aren't kidding,
The Oregon-UBC tilts ore scheduled
for   Friday   and   Saturday   nights   at
the UBC Gym. Game time is 8 o'clock
in both cases.
kew entry lists for the Girl'd single
and double tennis tournaments are
now posted in tlie Gym. Entrants are
requested to play matches as soon
as the draw is posted.
UBC Athletes Hit
By Austerity Bans
In an interview yesterday, Luke
Moyls, Graduate Manager of Athletics, stated that Canada's new austerity programme will seriously affect UBC sports.
In support of this statement, Moyls
explained that in the past, strictly
American equipment has been used
in practically every sport on the
Campus. He quickly clarified this
by saying that it was only because
of the comparative superiority of
the U.S. goods, ihat they were used
instead of their Canadian counterparts.
However the new rulings apply to
athletic equipment as well as citrus
fruits and carving knives. Therefore
it will be impossible to obtain the
top-notch goods from the States,
necessitating the use of what can
be purchased in Canada,
Moyls made it clear that in no
way was he "sneering" at the local
goods, but he did say that it is an
accepted fact that Canadian sports
equipment has never equalled the
excellence of the American.
The following organizations have
entered the Intra - mural Tennis
Tournament. Any other groups desiring to enter a four-man team
should submit their entries to Ivor
Wynne immediately.
Acadia Camp, Alpha Delta Phi, Phi
Kappa Sigma, Beta Theta Pi, Psi
Upsilon, Phi Kappa Pi, Kappa Sigma,
Tau Omega, Forest Club, Aggies, Zeta
Beta Tau, Delta Upsilon, Legion, Phi
Delta Theta, Phys. Ed., Commerce,
Phi  Gamma Delta, Jondos.
UBC Chiefs Save  Scalps,
Nip Arrows By 3 Points
Admission Higher
For Webfeet Tilt
^ Tlie calibre and price of basketball
jumps this weekend as the MAD is
forced to suspend the booster pass
and to increase prices for the Webfoot exhibition series owing to Oregon's $850.00 guarantee. Final arrangements for the games were concluded
last week and it was felt that a slight
hike in prices to cover the large
guarantee would justify the chance
to see the Coast Conference runners-
Student rush seats (on the ends of
the gym) will be 50c for the series,
and will be sold only at the game.
But the students get a break In reserved seats (both sides of the gym)
If they purchase advance tickets. Students may get reserved seats for 60c
from the Graduate Manager's Office
In the Gym, on sale from 11:30—2:30
today and tomorrow only.
A bitter fourth-quarter counter-attack on the part of the
Arrows basketball quintet nearly upset the UBC Chiefs, but
the student hoopmen went on
to win the contest, 50-47, last
night in the UBC gym.
Although winning right from
the start, the Chieftains almost
dropped the decision in the
final frame, when the Transfer-
men loomed within three points
of a tied score.
Efforts of Fred Bossons,
Chiefs' captain and high man
for his team, were equalled oy
D. McKay of the Arrows,
when the two sharpsters managed 12 points apiece.
Robin Abercrombie of the
Chiefs and J. Byford of the
Arrows both left the floor for
penalty offenses during the heat
of the struggle.
Nov. 28
Nov. 29
Dec. 5
Dec. 6
Dec. 20*
Dec. 29
Dec. 30
Jan. 2
Jan. 5*
Jan. 9*
Jan. 10*
Jan. 17*
Jan. 19*
Jan. 23
Jan. 24
Feb. 4*
Feb. 9*
Feb. 13*
Feb. 14*
Feb. 20*
Feb. 21*
Feb. 24*
University of Oregon
University of Oregon
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Seattle College
Pacific University
Pacific Lutheran College
Pacific Lutheran College
Pacific Lutheran College
Lewis and Clarke College
Willamette University
Lewis and Clarke College
College of Idaho
Whitman College
College of Idaho
Seattle College
Seattle College
College of Puget Sound
Whitman College
Linfield College
Pacific University
Linfield College
Willamette University
College of Puget Sound
Northwes* Conference Games
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at Seattle
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at UBC
at UBC
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at UBC
at UBC
at UBC
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at UBC
at UBC
at Tacoma
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