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aily Ub
Vol. XXX
No.  21
RUCiCLD TENACITY of UBC Thunderbird D ougie Reid helped to pile up the victory score
of 27-7 Saturday when the local boys made good over Lewis and Clark to give Homecoming
grads a special treat. Daily Ubyssey photographer Bob Steiner used a telephoto lens from
mid field to capture this dramatic action shot of Reid ploughing through Lewis and Clark
defense to tally another touchdown. (More pictures and story on Page Four).
Mitchell  Deplores  Exodus
Of Canadian Grads To U.S.
Canada Backward Country
Coldwell Tells Socialists
Exodus of Canadian university graduates to the United
States was termed "shameful" by Howard T. Mitchell, vice-
president of the Vancouver Board of Trade, when he spoke
to 165 grads in Brock Hall Saturday night.
"I hope this country's opportunities*'
•will put a tourniquet on the imigra-
tion of grads to the USA," he said.
"Last year 24,000 persons  went to
Read To Launch
Lecture Series
Judge John E. Reid, Ottawa jurist
and first Canadian to be elected to
the Court of International Justice, will
arrive in Vancouver on November 8
to deliver four lectures at UBC.
The lectures are the first talks
under a lectureship series established
at the university this year. Provided
through the Canadian Club of Vancouver, the lectureship makes possible two or more addresses annually.
Three of Judge Read's lectures here
will be delivered before student and
faculty audinces. A fourth address,
to be given at night, will be heard by
members of Vancouver Institute
which meets on the campus.
the states, and 6 percent of these
were university graduates. The present number of grads leaving Canada
for the south is approximately 12
percent of the total. This is a challenge to business and grads to keep
talent in Canada."
The meeting elected Richard M.
Bibbs, BASc, '45, as president for the
year 1947-48.
Elected members-at-large for both
one-year and two-year terms were:
Donald McRae, BCom '47, for the
one-year term, and Molly Bardsley,
BA '33, Barbara Kelsberg, BA '47,
James L. MacDonald, BA '38, Art
Sager, BA '38, Ben Farrar, BASc '27
and Wilfred M. Calnan, BA '39, for
two-year terms.
Other events Saturday for the
Homecoming were a football game
between UBC and Lewis and Clarke,
a re-enactment of "Her Scienceman
Lover", a basketball game between
a grad team and the present Thunderbird team, and two dances, one in
BVock Hall for alumni, and the other
in the Armory for alumni and students.
Hillel Group
New House
Lesion Rites
To Honour
War Veterans
Veterans of two wars will
be remembered when wreaths
are laid in Brock Hall on Remembrance Day, November 11.
Prepared by a committee of the
Western Universities Batallion Association, University Branch of the
Alumni Association, the ceremony
Canadian Legion, the AMS and
will be similar to that of last year.
Additions and improvements to
this year's ceremony will be the university brass band, and uniformed
contingents from the UNTD and
Both of these units are well represented on the campus and have agreed
to parade for the ceremony.
It is expected that the Royal Canadian Air Force will not be represented, as they have no training division
on the campus. An effort was made to
get a volunteer detachment of UBC
airforce veterans but not sufficient
response was forthcoming.
The committee asks any RCAF
veterans wishing to parade in uniform to contact the legion office on
the campus.
CCF Leader Attacks Liberal,
Pro-Cons. "Free Enterprise"
Canada is "the most backward country in the British
Commonwealth" in the opinion of M. J. Coldwell, national
leader of the CCF.
"We   are   the   only   nation   in   the*—-   -•■	
commonwealth that retains a 19th
century free enterprise system" he
told a meeting sponsored by the student Socialist club, Saturday.
Describing his recent trip to England, Mr. Coldwell quoted Conservative politicians as saying that Labor
government social reforms would be
retained even in the event of a Tory
Liberal and Progressive-Conservative statements that liberty can only
be maintained under the free enterprise system drew an attack from the
socialist speaker.
"How free is a man who never
knows when his job may no longer
exist?" he asked.
He pointed at England where in the
midst of the greatest crisis in the
nations historty, "men are still free
to work or withhold production as
they choose. Mr, Coldwell described
this phenomenon as the ultimate in
individual liberty.
"There are no more democratic
countries in the world than the little
nations of Scandanavia where there
have been socialist governments for
years," he declared. "But there a man
cannot exploit the natural resources
as he can in British Columbia. He
must plant one tree for everyone
that he cuts."
A football-minded dog put one UBC grid star into hospital with a broken leg Saturday during the UBC-Lewis
and Clarke "Homecoming game.
The dog "ran interference" for Lewis and Clark while
UBC player Harvey Allen carried the ball. Allen attempted
to avoid the pup and found himself under a heap of opposition players.
His broken leg sent him to Shaughnessy Hospital for
Latin Motif Set
For Fall Ball
A Spanish theme has been
chosen for this year's Fall Ball,
Cal Whitehead, entertainment
Committee chairman, announced Monday.
Colourful South American
dances such as the Samba,
Rhumba and Carioca will be
accompanied by Latin music
giving the whole affair a truly
authentic atmosphere he stated.
Arrangements for a capacity crowd
of 1500 people are being made. The
UBC Armories has been rearranged
to include lounge, eating pavilions,
tables and orchestra as well as a good
sized dance floor-three times the size
of one of the largest downtown dance
Queen candidates for the Ball were
aominated Friady to represent the
various undergraduate societies. They
are: Arts—Mary More, App Sc.—Betty
Jean Goodale; Commerce—Margaret
Davies, Aggie — Peggy McDonald,
Phys Ed—Beverley Barley, Home Ec
—Betty McKenzie, Pharmacy — Ruth
McDonald, Law—undecided.
"Tables reservations should be
made before noon of November 12,
announced Ross Menzies, committee
member  in  charge of reservations.
Tickets are available at the AMS
office and the Quad. Each one entitles
the holder to vote for his favorite
The Committee is working on plans
for a downtown centre for ticket sales.
At present there is no spot available.
Jokers Add Frog Racing
To UBC Athletic Life
"The joint will be jumping" when UBC Jokers hold tho
university's first frog race in the gymnasium Friday at 12:30
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The   Jokers   Club   challenges   any
group on the campus to enter a frog
in  the unique event.
Groups accepting the challenge
must supply their own frogs but the
Jokers will tell where they can be
found. All entries must be in to the
Jokers before Friday morning.
After a rugged training and elimination, a frog called Skyrocket has been
named as the Joker candidate. Ace
Joker Dick Ellis says "Skyrocket can
outjump  any  frog  in   the   province."
All frogs will be placed in a large
circle and at the sound of the gun,
they will start jumping, The fir.it
frog to reach the outside of the
circle  will  be declared  the  winner.
The race will bc run under strict
rules. Female frogs will not be
allowed to stand outside the ring to
act  as  lures.
Disguised toads or grasshoppers or
frog found to be under alcoholic or
narcotic stimulants will be disqualified.
No pogo sticks are allc wed but
cork-s,e>led sneakers may be used,
B-B guns and sling shots must be
checked  at the door.
Technocrat Claims
Unemployment Up
Unemployment is seadily increasing
according to Vic Hansen, member of
UBC Technocracy Study  Group.
Hansen told a meeting of the group
Monday that statistics for 69 North
American industries show that, old
jobs were being lost faster than new
ones were being found, during the
period 1900 - 1939.
U B C's Hillel Foundation
will mark the opening of its
new house, located behind
Brock Hall, on Wednesday at
3 P.M.
Here to officiate at the opening will
be the national director of the foundation, Dr. Abram L. Sachar. The
house will be open to all students
on the campus and will contain a
lounge, meeting room, councillors office,   library   and   kitchenette.
Dr. Sachar has had a distinguished
career as an educator and writer.
Previous to his appointment as the
foundation's national director in 1932,
he taught modern European and
English history at the University of
He is also the author of a book on
Jewish history and has written for
such magazines as The Saturday
Review of Literature and New Republic.
Dr. N.A.M. Mackenzie, UBC President, will also be present at the
The magnificent legend of UBC dances has spread 2000
miles to the campus of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
Lou Carey, a former UBC student now studying medicine
at Queens told the eastern students all about it in the current
issue of the Queen's Journal.
He was asked by the paper if he thought a Sadie Hawkins
Day "Dogpatch Drag" should be continued as a regular social
"Some of us are too narrow minded," he told the inquring
reporter, "The Dogpatch Drag is tame in comparison to the
routine barndances at UBC.
Former U.S. Padre
To Speak Hare
Arthur C. Whitney, a former US
Army chaplain, will speak on "Christian Science: A Religion of Answered
Prayer" in the auditorium at noon
The address is the first in a series
sponsored by the campus Christian
Science Organization,
Mr. Whitney, who is from Chicago,
is a member of the Board of Lectureship of the Mother Church, The First
Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston,
In arranging for the lecture the
local executive members believs they
are "providing a means for reaching
many people with answers to frequent questions about Christian
Science—what it teaches and how it
Grads Pic Deadline
Extended One Week
Because of the great number of
graduating students being photographed for the Totem, the deadline
for Arts grads has been extended one
Totem photographer J. C. Walberer
made the announcement Monday, explaining that Arts grads would be
accommodated for one week along
with Applied Science and Agriculture students.
So far, a total of 1400 students have
been snapped for the class section
of Totem '48. Walberer noted that
this year's grad section already totals
more than last year's.
--Ubyssey Photo by Jack Law
FORWARD PASS thrown by Dougie Reid and caught by Bill
Sainas was one of the many which featured the 27-7 Saturday
football victory of the Thunderbirds over Lewis and Clark.
(More pictures and story on Page Four). PAGE 2
Tuesday, November 4, 1947
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On Saturday afternoon a near capacity
crowd of students and homecomers turned
out to shiver on the stadium benches and
sang and shouted at the tops of their voices.
(Football games provide one of the few occasions when it is socially acceptable to be
publically uninhibited.)
They had come to see the UBC Thunderbirds beat the Lewis and Clark squad on
the American football field and they were
not disappointed as the 'Birds scored their
long awaited first win of the season.
Cold but happy, they lined the University
Boulevard after the game to try their luck
at getting home and talked of UBC's chances
of taking the next game scheduled for November 8 when the 'Birds meet the Pacific
University.     Hopes were running high.
It looked as if American football had
caught and was here to stay.
Although the birth pangs are evidently
over they have been none-the-less severe.
' A great deal of credit is due coach Greg
Kabat, the trainers, the managers and the
thirty odd students who take time out from
their studies every afternoon to race a football
up and down the practice field.
American football has presented a monumental challenge to UBC—a challenge that
experts had predicted would be met. We
have no system of athletic scholarships as
have many U.S. schools—a fact deplored
by some but commended by many. Students
who play on UBC teams are playing for the
fun of it and for no other reason.»
Team members here are not privileged
as they are at other schools where special
tutors are supplied to compensate for many
lectures skipped. Essays and labs come due
for football players just as regularly as they
do for any other student.
The largest single obstacle, however, lay
in the fact that the B.C. public schools do not
play American football and are not likely
to for a long time. The schools boards think
that it is too expensive a game for too few
students, with the result that freshmen, with
the exception of those from Vancouver College and the few who have played in sand
lot leagues, arrive at UBC with absolutely
no experience.
Kabat, then, starts the year with a good
number of novices while U.S. coaches are
picking teams from freshmen that have come
from public schools that play in inter-city
leagues attracting crowds running upwards
of 5000 and with single schools entering
as many as five squads.
There is a very real reason for the long
and painful effort that has been necessary
to overcome these handicaps. A profound
significance underlies all the hot dogs and
cheering that characterize a University game
. . . the inestimable significance of public
There is probably no better way to sell
the University to the voting pubic than to
build up a winning tradition on the sporting
field. People being what they are, such a
tradition would probably overshadow the
significance of half a dozen cyclotrons in the
basement of the Physics building.
Since our only competition lies to the
south and since the U.S. schools play American football, here's to bigger and better
crowds, cheerleaders, and football teams, and
to the Thunderbirds, orchids for a good job
well started.
Small Mercies
It was a most revealing experience to
hear recordings of the Unamerican Affairs
Committee's Hollywood investigations. When
I first caught the re-broadcast, the Chairman
was in the middle of his questioning of one
of the suspect members of the Screen Writers'
Guild. Several minutes of adjustment were
necessary before I could convince myself
that I was listening to a real life reproduction
' of a "just" and "democratic" proceeding, and
not to a spy-hunting, radio melodrama. But,
once the adjustment had been made, disgust
was inevitable.
It would require far greater subtlety of
observation and analysis than the present
writer is capable of in a column of this nature
to discover how a supposedly democratic
government could possibly indulge in such a
travesty of Justice.
Tlie shouting down of the witness by the
Chairman, whenever the former attempted
to defend himself against the sneering, insinuating tone of the questions put to him by
the latter; the persistent failure, on the part
of the questioning group to recognize possible
shades of truth and untruth, good and bad,
right and wrong, were but two elements in
the context which reminded this listener
of a scene from Valtin or Koestler.
Perhaps the most noticeable thing in the
proceedings was the lack of meaning in the
term "Americanism", as it issued from the
mouths of both the prosecution and the defence. It was not that slight difference in
meaning which colors any and every word
used by two different people. The difference
here was more pronounced, paradoxical and
To both "americanism" was "democracy,"
but, to the one group "democracy" was synonymous with "capitalism"; to the other, it
was an ideological concept associated with
the names and writings of such men as Paine,
and Jefferson. But here, the ideological concept, and the economic doctrine were being
forcibly wed by the myth of "Americanism".
It is at this point that one may see the
full wisdom and pathos in the observation
made by an American to Jean Paul Sartre,
(the existentialist writer)—"The trouble, is
that we are all eaten by the fear of being less
American than our neighbor."
The listener might be inclined to smile
patronizingly at the confusion, if he was no'
painfully aware of the fact that we ourselves
are on trial—at once the crime, the accused,
and the judges.
And now for a very brief comment on
Arnold J. Toynbee's recent "A Study of
History" (Abridgement of Volumes I-VI by
D.C. Somervell. Oxford.)—the only way to
avoid complete despair when confronted with
such cyclic views of the history of the human
race as those of Messrs. Spengler and Toyn-
bee, is to see the determinant of the cycle as a
divine and benificent god; or to achieve a
completely personal, internal integration,
which will serve to lessen the anguish, though
not wholly to dissipate it. But, it is obvious
that such a man as Mr. Toynbee cannot
achieve such a personal integration—as long
as the precedence of his privileged, elite class
is on the decline, he will read into that failure
the decline of the whole of western civilization. What is left to Mr. Toynbee? Religion!
We are amazed at the remarkably unchristian
nature of Mr. Toynbee's Christian religion.
DVA Allowances
Dear Sir:
Mr, Stuart Smith in his letter which
appeared in the October 23 issue of
The Daily Ubyssey stated that he regarded the DVA allowance for single
student's as sufficient. He further
stated that he was being married at
Christmas in order to prove his point
that the allowance for married veterans was also sufficient—a strange
reason for getting married.
I hope for the sake of finances that
Mr. and Mrs. Smith are not blessed
with a child during the period that he
is at the university. A child brings
happiness to a home but an increase
of only $17 per month.
The care of the child and the home
make a full-time job for the mother,
which makes it difficult if not impossible to hold a position which
will provide extra income. The possession of a child makes it much
more difficult to find living accomodation and means higher rents.also.
And the little dears eat! And they
wear out clothing!
I admire Mr. Smith's and his fiance's
courage in going ahead with their
plans of marriage in spite of the
adverse financial circumstances. I
hope they find it works out satisfactorily.
Also, I would like to know does Mr.
Smith in his final clincher or cliche
"never get anything for nothing"
meant that an increase of the grant
would be "something for nothing".
If so I do not follow his reasoning.
James   Ball
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IRC Replies
Dear Sir:
Concerning Mr. Harold Dean's reference to the activities of thp International Relations Club in the Daily
Ubyssey of October 31st.
Mr. Dean draws attention to the
fact that the IRC has not yet presented a speaker of the Communist
political faith. Nor have we, I regret
to say, presented any known adherent
of the Progressive-Conservative party.
But the International Relations Club
does not choose its speakers according to their politics. It chooses them
on the basis of their knowledge of
some particular aspect of international affairs and their competence to
speak thereon. We have had Dr.
Belinfantc speak on Holland, wo have
had Miss Izzeddin" speak on the Arab
countries, we have had Rabbi Goldman speak on Palestine, we have had
Professor Soward review world affairs
for the year, we have had Dr. MacKenzie speak on the prospects for
the United Nations.
The political beliefs of none of
these speakers have been the criterion
of their choice. We did have Liberal
MP. M. Beaudoin, and former CCF
ML A, Mrs. Stevens, address us, but
not on subjects which bore any particular relation'to their parties. M.
Beaudoin spoke on French-Canada
and Mrs. Steeves on Indonesia.
May I say that we would be pleased
to give a hearing to any Communist
speaker with qualification comparable
to our other speakers. Unfortunately,
none with such special knowledge
as we look for has yet been offered
on Soviet foreign policy. As Mr.
Dean says, we need "no thought control police nor any special AMS
amendments to protect their tender
Allan S. McGill
Relations Club
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Dear Sir:
As both article II, and the decision
to enforce it imply, that we, supposedly an intelligent section of the
community, are nothing more than
irresponsible half-wits, incapable of
having a drink without becoming a
menace to society and ourselves, I
suggest that the following regulations
should  also be  made and  enforced.
1. Should any UBC student become
involved in an automobile accident
(as some students were involved in
a liquor incident), all UBC students
should be forbidden to drive cars,
either on or off the campus.
2. Should any UBC students be
guilty of immorality, the sexes should
be completely segregated, on and off
the campus.
In fact, forbid any and all activities
that could in any way be abused and
treat  us as children  completely.
On this particular subject of liquor
I suggest that there is a vast difference between drinking and drunkenness and that the cause of so much
drunkenness in Vancouver generally
is the present immature, undemocratic and sordid drinking system,
R. Baker
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Dear Sir:
I have just listened, with dubious
pleasure, to the minister for national
health and welfare—quite by accident,
inasmuch as I went to the auditorium
to see a psychology film. However, I
came away more convinced than ever
that rules for success in public life
are extremely simple and hold for
any public situation that depends on
words flung randomly about without sincerity.
The first rule is never to commit
yourself. Confine yourself to such
generalities about particulars that no
one could possibly misinterpret what
you say, or what you mean, if the
two don't happen to coincide. Make
your philosophy and your statements
so broad that it is necessary to remind your audience every second
sentence just who or what you are
The second rule is, as the minister
says, to blow your own horn. He
neglected to say that you must blow
it loudly, with great gusto, and with
much ado.
The third rule has to do with thdt
period of the session wherein you
will be called upon to answer questions from people who, from their
questions, appear to have a much
better grasp of the situation than
you have, and, if you are wise you
will avoid these like the plague. However   if   someone   asks   you,    "Mr.
Minister, what is (the sum of V and
Y)?"—evade him. Say with great and
terrible dignity, "I represent the department of (minus signs and differences) and that question comes
under the department of (plus signs
and different additions): I feel sure
that if I attempted to answer, the
minister concerned would quite naturally be hurt. HOWEVER, I can
tell you (here thump the table and
peer sagely over the rims of your
glasses) that the difference between
X and Y is—yakity, yakity, yakity,
and yakity.
You see, Mr. Editor, it's easy! You
must generalize, you must toot, and
you must yakity, but mostly you
must yakity.
O.K. Tuumest
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Pro Con Platform
Dear Sir:
Hal Tennant in his column "Once
Over Hardly" on Thursday could not
have been unfair to Mr. Bracken if
he tried. If Hal had been at Mr.
Bracken's talk he would have realized
that Mr. Bracken was not serious in
his remark that the election of the
Progressive-Conservative party would
prevent a depression.
Mr. Bracken's record in the Hansard—which Hal says he has not
taken ., the trouble to read—clearly
shows what the Progressive-Conservative would do if in power when a
depression came: They would:
(1) Extend the scope of the social
security legislation — unemployment
insurance in particular, which still
does not cover important groups in
the economy. The party would, in
fact, do so immediately they were
elected, without waiting for a depression.
(2) The party would undertake a
vigorous program of useful public
works to provide jobs.
(3) Tlie party would attempt to
reduce the national debt in good
times, and in depression would lower
income taxes in every bracket to
stimulate incentives.
Douglas Clark
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Plain Talk..
Four Star
Four stars to Hon. Paul Martin,
Minister of National Health and Welfare, for an outstanding and inspiring
address to UBC students last Thursday. As a theoretical expression of
liberal principles and the Western
way of life, it was forceful and
persuasive delivery. Four stars, also,
to M. J. Coldwell, CCF leader, for an
equally outstanding performance on
Saturday. As a theoretical expression of socialist principles, it was
equally forceful,  equally persuasive.
Martin is convinced that the greatest freedom for the individual will
come about from a combination of
the present order of society with continued government action in bringing
about a greater measure of economic
security, work programs during depression periods, and intervention
only when individuals or groups of
individuals act against the public
Coldwell is equally convinced that
the greatest freedom for the individual
will come about when the profit-
making basis of our society is eliminated under a progressive socialization of the means of production and
public ownership of natural resources.
The State would not be an end in
itself, but a means to distribute the
wealth of the nation more effectively.
Confident, cocky Martin answered
questions brilliantly, silenced opposition with swift repartee. Equally
confident Coldwell answered questions carefully, effectively. At both
meetings, UBC students applauded
loudly, went home to think things
Attention Engineers!
The Dominion Department of Labour
has released a report on possibilities
in the engineering field for the period
1947-51. Over 11500 major employees
of engineering skills, asked to base
their estimates on "full employment"
reported the following demand schedule for engineers over the five year
Civil   Engineers       2,200
Mechanical      2,100
Electrical     1,750
Mining       1,300
Chemical   1,100
Metallurgical    300
Others       700
TOTAL       9,450
A survey of universities indicate
that in the same period, some 12,985
students will graduate in all engineering branches. The Department of
Labour cuts this figure down to
about 11,000 by allowing a 10 percent
reduction for emigration and another
five percent for diversion to non-
engineering fields. If these estimates
prove correct, some 1,600 surplus
engineering graduates must look to
other countries or to other fields for
employment, unless the further expansion of the Canadian economy,
now being studied at Ottawa ,will be
able to absorb them.
Slavonic Session
UBC's newest club, formed to extra-
curricularize studies in Slavonic
languages, history, etc., and tentatively known as the Slavonic Circle, ran
into constitutional difficulties at its
second organizational meeting last
Thursday. Controversy raged as to
how fluent tho Club president should
be expected to bc in the Russian
language. To break the deadlock,
the constitution was adopted as it
stood, with possible amendments to
come  later,
A name fur tho Club, also, provoked
discussion. "I would suggest Slavonic
Bloc as a more appropriate title,''
said one member. Shot back another,
"I veto the motion."
Red army song recordings, tea,
and conversation in broken Russian,
concluded another "violent" Slavonic
UBC  Grad First Canuck
To Enter German School
Victor Moore, of Victoria, has invaded Europe for a second
time. But instead of the rifle and bayonet which he carried as
a Seaforth Highlander he now uses books and a pen.
A University of British Columbia graduate, Moore is the
first Canadian student to take up studies at a German school
since the end of the war.
In a letter to Professor I. Maclnnes,** ~
ROMANCE BLOSSOMS in the candle-lit, "old world" atmosphere of the Campus Corners,
"Bohemian" rendezvous for University students which opened on University Boulevard Saturday. Formerly known as The Gables, the restaurant offers dancing from its collection of
records and boasts original works of art on th e walls of the dining room.
by George Robertson
Campus Corner
Opens To Student Trade
A University cafe as good and
possibly as "bohemiam" as any
Paris Left Bank bistro is the aim
of the management of the new
Campus Corner, formerly The
Tlie Campus Corner opened its
doors Saturday to crowds of curious students and residents of the
University area. What they found
■was a completely remodelled interior and a relaxed, informal
The "Corner", is being reopened
to cater solely to the student
trade. In line with this plan, the
owner. Mrs. Hazel Defoe, has attempted to bring prices within the
range of  the  student pocketbook,
In   addition,   it   is   going   to   be
open every day of the week until
Informality is the keynote of the
cafe. Mr, George Bulhak, chairman of the Art and Culture Centre
which makes its home at the
Gables, stressed that the purpose
of the place is to provide an easy
comfortable meeting-place for students.
"We want this," he said, "to be
a place of relaxation from the
highly commercial life of today."
Mr. Bulhak invisioned groups of
students gathering at the "Corner"
for informal discussions.
The cafe will serve another
purpose—that of providing an outlet for the creative energies of
young Vancouver artists. Br. Bulhak arranges for tri-weekly displays of painting and photography
to be hung in one of the main
At present, the work of a young
Alberta painter, Emma Driega, is
being shown. Miss Driega, an Alberta artist now living and painting in Vancouver, is represented
by several oils, watercolors, crayon
sketches, and  finger  paintings.
Miss Driega studied at the Calgary Institute of Art and Technology, the Banff School of Fine
Arts, and the Vancouver Art
Food of all kinds can be had
at the Corner, from coffee and
hamburgers to full-course, expensive meals. Most of the menu
is at  student  prices, however.
Eight murals designed by Vancouver artist Cliff Robinson, and
executed by students at the Van
couver School are hung in two of
the rooffts.
The staff of ten, mainly University students or wives of students, is paid on a profit-sharing
basis by the management.
head of the UBC German department,
he describes Gottingen University as
very much alive and one of the few
towns that has not been changed
outwordly by the war. The library,
now the most complete in Germany,
was damaged but all the books were
saved. Text books are one of the
scarcest items in the country, selling
for as much as $8 each. Everything
from cigarettes to shoes is exchanged by direct barter.
Moore filed application through the
German Section of the Foreign Office
for entrance to Gottingen which is
in the British Zone. Of thirty applicants he was one of six selected and
the only Canadian. His inclusion in
the party was due to the Initiative of
Alan Chambers, former British Columbia MP who is now attached to
the DVA office in London.
Moore, severly wounded in Italy,
was taken prisoner. After V-E day
he was repatriated to Canada and
spent some time in Shaughnessy
Military Hospital recovering from
wounds. Upon recovering, he obtained a position in the London office
of the DVA in the hope of eventually
returning to the continent.
His permit allows him to study at
Gottingen through the winter session
and he hopes to stay there through
the short summer semester too. Ultimately, he states in his letter, he
plans to return to UBC.
Adaskin Concert
Slated For Brock
Undaunted by current transportation tieup, Professor Harry Adaskin,
of the UBC music department, will
give a concert Sunday in the Brock
Lounge at 8:30 p.m.
The concert will be the first of a
series to be given by Professor
Adaskin. The series was to have begun several weeks ago but was postponed up to now because of the strike.
Accompanyment for Professor Adaskin will be provided by Frances Marr.
A complete program for the performance will be announced later in the
$25 Prize Offered
In Essoy Contest
A special $25 essay prize for students of all faculties was announced
by the University Monday.
Subject of the essay is to be drawn
from the address on the campus last
■week of B.K. Sandwell, editor of
Saturday Night. Mr. Sandwell discussed differences between "status"
and "contract" society.
Copies of the address may be obtained from Professor F. H. Soward,
head of the University Committee on
scores of the Unfinished Symphony
must be handed in at the AMS office
immediately. Please hurry. This is
THE JAZZ SOCIETY'S weekly meeting will be held Tuesday at 12:30 in
their club room behind the Brock.
«        *        •
FISH AND GAMES Club meeting
AP. Sc. 100, Wednesday November 5.
"Pintail" guest speaker.
Dear Sir:
On the front page of the issue of
The Daily Ubyssey dated October 29,
1947 under a picture entitled, "Every-
things 'On The Record'", there appears the following sentence: "A war-
developed wire recorder purchased
by the AMS preserves for posterity
the decisions of council". Tho machine
thoreabove pictured is obviously an
expensive one. I bog to suggest thai
tho machine forthwith be diverted
to some  useful  purpose.
Yours truly,
D. H, Sutton
That's what the Union is demanding. $229 a month
for one-man operators and $216 a month for conductors and motormen on two-men cars. They demand a
40-hour week, too.
Thais $45 a Month MoreThan the Highest
Paid Street Railwaymen Anywhere
Else in Canada
The highest paid street railwaymen are in Edmonton.
One-man operators there receive top wages of $184 a
month. They work a 40-hour week.
Should Street Railwaymen Ignore These Facts?
• They have steady, year-round employment.
• Operators need little special skill or training.
They learn their jobs in three weeks.
0 They get free transportation.
• They get a discount on gas and electricity.
• They get two weeks vacation with pay.
• They get premium pay for Sundays and Holidays.
• They are protected against sickness or accident, and
against loss of income in either case, by a contributory
welfare plan.
• They have a generous contributory pension plan.
EQUIVALENT OF $34 A MONTH IN WAGES Ihundering 'Birds lake First Win
Lewis And Clark Succumbs
To 'Bird Airial Offensive
UBC's Thunderbirds suffered a reversal of form Saturday,
and with 3500 Homecoming spectators screaming encouragement they pulled 25 forward passes out of their blue and gold
helmets to soar to a history-making 27-7 PNC American football
win over the Lewis and Clark Pioneers.
It was the first win in two years for the Kabatmen; yet they made it
look bo easy that anyone seeing them for the first time Saturday might
well wonder how they ever dropped their 12 previous contests.
From the outset it was apparent that the tried and untrue "power" plays
so synonymous with Greg Kabat and the 'Birds were to be—for this once,
at least—discarded. The locals received the opening kickoff, and Held boss
Doug Reid promptly let fly three forward passes.
None of these first three attempts was completed, but it was the spirit
asd not the result that was encouraging, and not five minutes later this
spirit was rewarded when go-getter Freddy French snagged a 40-yard toss
by Reid on the Pioneer 35 yard line and made it on his own to the 10.
Big Bob Murphy advanced the ball four yards on a centre buck and
then Reid went around right end after a fake pass to give the Thunderbirds
a six point lead. And with the one-point loss to Whitman apparently still
vivid in his memory, French made no mistakes about his conversion kick.
Blanked in Third; Get Two In Final
Not five minutes later, however, the Pioneers pulled even, Monohan
scoring on an end run after Nemyre had set the slate with a pass-interception,
Pioneer speedster, Hal Ellmers, ran the equalizing convert.
Undismayed, the 'Birds bounced back into the lead shortly after the
change of ends, the break coming when Bobby Brewer recovered a Lewis
and Clark fumble on the visitor's 25 yard line. Plunges by Reid and Murphy
advanced the ball 11 yards for a first down and then Murphy rifled a 15-yard
pro-pass to French, camped in the Pioneer end zone. French again kicked
the conversion.
The win-hungry 'Birds were held scoreless during the third canto, but
mid-way through the final frame Reid plunged across off-tackle for UBC tally
number three. And French made it three for three with his perfect kick for
the extra point.
Fourth and final Thunderbird touchdown came just 33 seconds from the
final gun and was strictly a solo effort by Murphy. After intercepting a.
Pioneer forward on his own 31 yard stripe Murph clipped off 69 yards for
the score. French again kicked true for the conversion, but an offisd?
penalty nullified his effort, leaving the final count 27-7 for UBC.
Tuesday, November 4, 1947
—Photos  by   Ubyssey   Staff   Photographers
ACTION,WAS PLENTIFUL at the local stadium Saturday
when the Thunderbirds broke into the win column for the first
time in two years with a sparkling 27-7 triumph over Lewis
and Clark. At far left, Professor John Allardyce, class of '22,
displays great form on the opening kickoff. Left centre shows
Pioneer Blair being pulled down by Doug Reid, with Freddy
French coming up fast on the left. Right centre is French
sprinting for the Pioneer goal line after snagging a pass from
Bob Murphy. On far right Herb Capozzi tackles Blair after
the Lewis and Clark halfback had intercepted one of Reid's
LAURIE DYER, Acting Sports Editor
REPORTERS THIS ISSUE-Bruce  Saunders, Gil  Gray,  Lyla  Butterworth,
Howie O'Borne, Jack Leggatt, Jean Atkinson, John Melville
Nov. 4—Arts 2 vs. Nurses
P.E. 3 vs. Aggie.
Nov  5—Arts 3 vs. H. Ec. A
Arts IA vs. P.E. 2.
A ski gymnastic class will be held
every Tuesday and Thursday in the
Gym hut at 12:30. Anyone interested
please turn out.
Varsity, UBC Score Wins
In Saturday Rugby Tilts
English Rugger completed the first round of play Saturday
afternoon when the Varsity crew took their fifth straight win of
the season.
Varsity Plankmen
Receive Invitation
Sun Valley —here comes the
ski  team.
Thunderbird Hoop Artists Edge
Grads In Torrid Casaba Classic
The many hours that Pat McGeer has stood in his backyard
flicking foul shots through a home-made hoop paid off Saturday
night when with two seconds left to play, McGeer sank the
shot that tied the game and sent into overtime a battle which
UBC won 66-63 after a hard fight over the Grads.
Frenzy will soon reign over the
ski team when week-end tryouts
are held at M. Baker to qualify for a
spot on the six man ski team which
is now definitely going to the American National Inter-collegiate ski
championships at Sun Valley, December 28 to 31.
Word was received by Bob Osborne
campus Athletic Director, Monday
morning that the UBC squad had
been invited te compete in the downhill, slalom, cross-country and jumping combined tournament which will
boast the top ranking skiers from all
over North America.
At the present moment, Coach Peter
Vajda is undecided who he will take
wih him. One point the coach was
delighted with was that only the best
four times of the six man team will
count ^n each event.
"This means," remarked Vajda,
"that I can juggle the team members
so that the best abilities of each can
be used".
Two definite members include Gat-
Robinson, last year's Western Canadian Downhill and Slalom Champion,
and Arnie Teasdale who chased Robinson   to   almost   every   finish   lino.
UBC's irresponsible Jokers have
come up with another lulu. They have
laid plans for a monstrous invitational
frog race to be staged in the Gym at
the pep meet on Friday. Joker Dick
Ellis has announced "we are challenging anyone and everyone. At the
present moment we are undecided
about which of our frogs to use."
Observers say that the Jokers star
sprinter is a sure starter, while their
miler may also bo entered if he
has recovered from the cross-country
in which he most likely will be
running . . . er . . . hopping on Wednesday.
There will be a meeting regarding
the cabin at Mount Baker, in Arts
100 on Wednesday at 12:30. Anyone
interested  please turn out.
McGeer's all-important point came
only 12 seconds after Harry Franklin
had completed a similar feat that
broke up a 57-all tie which the Grads
had worked to after trailing by six
points minutes before.
A fittingly large crowd was on hand
for the initial hoop fracas of the year.
And after it was all over, most of 'he
crowd was convinced that basketball,
UBC style, is still full of thrills. A
full house was kept busy vocally
through the full forty-five minutes of
It was Pat McGeer who led the
'Birdmen in the scoring department as
he found the hoop for 22 points, Ron
Weber, playing "in Grad strip, tvas
next with 17 points for his night'?
Both teams played a fast brand of
ball from line to line and although
shooting showed signs of weakness
at odd times, it was generally conceded that plays were well worked
out and that the squads were in fair
shape for thus time of year.
Piercy Smashes
UBC Track Mark
Loping far ahead of the field, crosscountry star, Bob Piercy collected
more laurels on Saturday when he
pruned 10 seconds from the existing
Varsity  two-mile  record.
Pat Minchin, Piorcy's closest tailor,
stayed with him practically all the
way, and was, as a matter of fact,
leading him for a short distance in
the sixth lap. Minchin placed second
in the event with the very presentable
time of 10.3, the former Varsity record.
As it stands now, it is fairly definite that the winner's time on Saturday will be recognized. According 1.0
rumour of Bob Osborne's say-so, the
Varsity time will be 9,53.
Entered in tlie race" were two UBC
teams, Varsity and the Legion.
First four tracksters across the
finish line were, in order, Bob Piercy,
Pat Minchin, Bill Husband, and Ron
In the first rugby game since 1939 at
Confederation Park, the Blue and Gold
ran up a 8-3 lead over the hapless
North Shore All-Blacks. Although
the cellar-dwelling All-Blacks put up
a stiff fight, they were no match for
the Varsity men who are currently
sitting at the top of the heap. No
opposing squad has crossed the Varsity line this season, all points scored
against the students being made on
While Roy Haines and his Varsity
crew continued their win tactics,
Albert Laithwaite and his UBC squad
blanked an Ex-South Burnaby team
6-0 at Brockton Point.
Varsity Soccermen
At Top Of League
The rapidly-improving Varsity soccer eleven leaped into top spot of the
V and D First Division standings
as they walloped the previous leaders,
South Hill, by a 4-1 count at Memorial
Park Saturday. Meanwhile at Templeton Park, UBC suffered a narrow
1-0 setback at the hands of Girardis.
Rangy centre-forward Jock Elliot
booted three goals for Varsity who
led 2-0 at the half. The fourth
counter was tallied by Howie O'Borne,
South Hill averted a shut-out with
only five minutes to go as a shot
hit a Varsity back and bounced past
goal-keeper Fred Morrow. Aside from
Elliot, Varsity's sterling full-back,
Jack Cowan, and inside Jimmy Gold
were outstanding.
A second-half penalty goal decided
UBC's tight battle with Girardis. Two
Blue and Gold attempts were foiled
by the referees whistle as UBC stormed the winners citadel just before
half and full-time. Seconds after the
final whistle Murray Wiggins banged
in what would have been the tying
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