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   Page 2
Thursday, May 15, 1947
Graduating Class Honoured
In Week Of Festivities
The largest graduating class in the history of the University
climaxed a week of festivities today with the formal granting of
degrees by Chancellor Eric W. Hamber.
-Q    At   the   colorful   ceremony   in   the
Armory   Thursday   afternoon,   Chan-
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Students Tend
UNRRA Cattle
Somewhere on the Pacific Ocean
are ten UBC students who are experiencing something new in summer
jobs,
The ten are second and third year
Aggies who left last month from Vancouver on the freighter SS Linden-
wood Victory as tenders for a shipment of UNRRA cattle to China.
The group, all students in the department of animal husbandry, were
chosen from among many applicants
in the agriculture faculty.
Of them Dean F. M. Clement said:
"All of these boys are outstanding
students in their second and third
years, They were hand-picked for
this voyage, and I sm sure it will be
o great experience for them in addition to providing a practical application of their course."
The Aggies are among a party of
35 Canadians -who will tend the livestock until they are unloaded at
Shanghai.. The cargo is the first
UNRRA shipment of livestock ever to
leave Canada for the Orient.
The Aggies and their hometowns
are: Dave Gibson, Cliff Midwinter,
and Stan "Beezie" Burk, all of Vancouver; Bob Irwin, Sardis; Bob
Reynolds, Ladner; Jim Miltmore,
Salmon Arm; Bill Berry, Lemgely
Prairie; and Ron Travers, Bill Hugh,
and  Sig Peterson,  all   of  Cloverdale.
Committee Plans
Clubroom Shuffle
Th.;. Brock Extension Committee is
now busy planning for several
ih.ins>es   in   student-run    buildings.
Under consideration at present is
a proposal ot the Radio Society to
take over quarters in Brock Hall now
occupied by tlwe Mamooks and the
Barber Shop.
Proposed changes in facilities of
several other Alma Mater Society
clubs are also under review.
In addition, plans are also progressing for enlarging the Quad Box office and for completion of the new
Quad signboard.
One definite change planned for
the summer is the move of the Publications Board Photography Department darkroom and photo studio to
new quarters in the club huts behind
Brock Hall,
cellor Hamber brought to a close the
undergraduate days of nearly a thousand students from The Class of '47.
Depuy Minister of Veterans Affairs,
Walter S. Woods delivered the Congregation address.
HONORARY Dl'CREES
A feature of the Congregation ceremony was the granting of two honorary LL.D degrees. The first went to
Mr. Bernard Heinze, distinguished
Australian musician who has just
completed a tour of Canada giving
concerts and broadcasting over CBC.
The degree was conferred in absentia.
The second degree was confered up
Mr. Woods.
Beginning the graduate week was
the Baccalaureate Service held in
Christ Chhrch Cathedral on Sunday'
evening, May 11. The Very Reverend
C, Swanson conducted the service
while the lessons were read by Chancellor Hamber and President N.A.M.
MacKenkie.
BOOZE CRUISE
On Monday night the class sailed
on the SS Lady Alexandra for the
traditional moonlight cruise to Bowen
Island. On board they were entertained by Cal Hodson's five piece
band. Refreshments of a varied
nature were served on the ship and
at the Island.
After a day of recuperation for the
merry makers Class Day exercises
were held Wednesday afternoon.
Robert "Buzz" Walker read the Last
Will and testament of the class of '47,
Valedictorian Heather Blundell extolled virtues of University life, Class
poet Alan Dawe delivered a tome
entitled "As Ye Sow Ye Shall Reap"
and Prophet Nancy Macdonald foretold the graduates future.
TREE  PLANNING
Following   this   the   graduates   had
the tree planting ceremony, beginning
a   row  of  dogwoods  in front  of the
Memorial   Gym.   The   afternoon   was
climaxed  with a Tea Dance in Brock
| Hall. |
j     The Convocation Banquet was held
at the Commodore Thursday evening.
| Following   the   banquet   the   Alumni
| A.ssnci tion   entertained   the   Class   of
i '-17 at the Annual Alumni Dance, also
at the Commodore.
BATES AND MCLEOD STAR IN PLAYERS'
PRESENTATION OF BARRIES SATIRE
Tonight, New Westminster rings down the curtain on the final presentation of the Players'
Club production on tour, "What Every Woman Knows." During the past two weeks seven
coastal and interior towns have been treated to Barries Scottish comedy through the auspices
of the Alumni Association and the personal supervision of president Gerry Williamson.
The production represents the cul-<* "
mination   of  the   local   thespians'   ef-   ■   ■ a^ jm     p^| |     ■ an mm    m
UBC Plays Host To Fifty
Delegates In PSPA Meet
The University of British Columbia played host to over
fifty delegates of the Pacific Student Presidents' Association
when they held their 22nd annual convention in the Brock Hall
on May 9 and 10.
UBC PIPERS
TO GET KILTS
It is expected that by next fall
UBC's Pipe Band will be equipped
with colors to match its sound.       '
The long-awaited kilts, the gift of
pn unknown "angel", should be ready
by September, according to the pipers.
Tlie Pipe Band, orginally formed
by Branch 72 of the Canadian Legion,
is now constituted as a minor club
of the Literary and Scientific Executive.
WITH THE COMPLIMENTS
AND BEST WISHES OF
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Established 1882
British Columbia Advisory Board
BRIGADIER SHERWOOD LETT, Chairman
COL. HON. ERIC W. HAMBER
W. H. MALKIN
GEORGE T. CUNNINGHAM
PRENTICE BLOEDEL
VANCOUVER OFFICE
PENDER and SEYMOUR STREETS
Assets Under Administration
$295,000,000.00
forts. Talent for the play was picked
on the basis of performances in the
fall productions. "Solomon's Folly',
"Riders of the Sea", "Pierre Patelin",
and "The House on Fern Road," all
presented during November.  '46.
President Williamson was assisted
by Cal Aikens, and the publicity
vas arranged by the sponsors in the
various spots where the play was
presented. Tho group was accompanist by Alumni secretary Frank Turner in the intcpce.st,s of provincial
.goodwill..
Tlie production featured the .same
etas that shone ill the original ccni-
pus production in March: Rae Bates
' s John Shand, Mary McLeod :v-
Magpie, Junes Argue as David.
Norma Bloom a.s the Comtesse, and
.John Nieuwdorp as Veneables.
On Monday, May 5, the group
visited Abbotsford e.nd returned to
Vancouver that night. On Wednesday they took the stage in Kamloops,
Thursday* in Vernon and Saturday
they performed for Summerland's
audience.
This week they visited Penticton
on Monday and tonight they take
their final bows in the Queen City.
LIBRARY FINES
Fines levied by the library on overdue books have, In the past, been
charged to Caution Money, but as no
Caution Money deposit was required
from students this year, book fines
must be paid in cash either at the
Loan Desk or at the Reserve Book
Desk.
Students should not neglect to settle
their account, as the Registrar will
not permit any student to re-register,
or to secure a transcript of his academic record for any purpose, while
library fines are outstanding.
WM. KAYE LAMB,
Librarian.
j 0\er forty colleges from eight
states and the province of British
Columbia ploughed  through a crowd-
! ed Uvo-diy schedule of serious discussions and more informal tours,
luncheons  mid   dances.
Thursday. May 8 save the delegates
gather   for  an   informal  discussion   in
i prep'ration for the formal opening
and welcome the following morning.
President Ted Kirkpatrick, UBC's
Alma Mater head, presided, with Vice-
president Dick Downing of Washington State University, and Barbara
Kelsberg, also of UBC in the position
of   Secretary-treasurer.
For the next two days the delegates
discussion "Freshman Orientation Procedure". "Student Exchanges", "Student-Faculty Relationships", "Campus
Activities', and general problems of
incoming presidents. Their schedule
kept them busy from dawn to midnight.
Guest speakers include President
N.A.M, MacKenzie, Assistant Dean of
Arts, Professor W. Gage, Director of
International Studies, Professor W.
Soward, Dr. S. A. Jennings, and Dr.
H. V. Warren, all of UBC. Ted Kirkpatrick, UBC, Hans Wolfe, of the
University of Nevada. Harold Goted-
man of the University of Arizona,
Ken Kiefer of UCLA and Don Moyer
of Oregon State led in the discussions.
On the not so serious side of the
program the delegates enjoyed
lunches, an informal gathering in
Brock Hall on Friday, a conducted
tour of the city of Vancouver on
Saturday followed by a dinner and
a dance in the main lounge of the
Brock.
COTC Leaves
For Training
The entire Canadian Officers Training Corps (UBC) left Vancouver this
week for four months military training in various army centres across
Canada.
This summer training culminates a
year of intensive theoretical and
practical training for the Corps eighty
members at the University.
All branches are to report at their
respective centres on May 12. Their
travelling expenses will be paid and
at the camps they will receive officer's privileges and Second Lieutenant's pay.
ARMORED CORPS
The Armored Corps contingent,
consisting of 17 men will report, to
the RCAC School at Camp Borden for
training with the permanent force.
The Artillery unit, nine men, are
scheduled for the RCA School at
Shilo.
The Royal Canadian School of
Military Engineering at Chilliwack
will train ten cadets from the Engineering unit.
Twenty-three  Infantry  cadets  will
be   trained   at   the   Royal   Canadian
School of Infantry in Currie.
CAMP BORDEN
Army Service Corps, ten men, will
travel to Camp Borden for training
with RCASC.
Of the remaining units; three cadets
from the Signal Corps will train at
Kingston, three from the Ordinance
Corps will report at Montreal for instruction and the final five from
Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers unit will train at
Barriefield.
STUDENTS SEEK
CHICAGO RIDE
Two veterans from the University
are looking for a ride to Chicago. The
students, J. "Pat" Mitchell and C.
"Dick" Primeau are two of the first
to be accepted from UBC for a course
;.t the Northern Illinois College of
Optometry. The course starts on June
4 and the two men are looking for
somone who is travelling to Chicago
by car from who they can hitch a
ride. They may be' contacted at
Acadia  camp.
To the Men and Women who
Graduate this year and enter
Their Various Fields of Endeavour
We Extend Our Best Wishes
For Success And
"Good Luck"
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1 Thursday, May 15, 1947
Page 3
UBC SUMMER SESSION OFFERS VARIED COURSES
Literature Expert
Here For Summer
A man considered to be the world's
outstanding authority on Spanish
American literature will be the special
lecturer and loader of the Casa Es-
panola at Summer School from July
7 to August 22.
He is Dr. Alfred Coester, Professor
Emeritus of Spanish from Stanford
University, who has been editor of
"Hispania" for twenty years and who
has served as a lecturer at many important American universities. He h-i.v.
also travelled and studied extensively throughout South America and is
the author of many books on Latin
America.
As well as giving his regular lectures in Spanish at the Summer
School, Dr, Coester will present a
series of six noon hour lectures,
open to the general public, on ''Latin
American Life and Culture."
Scottish Prof Lectures
At UBC Summer Session
Dr. George Alexander Cumming, chief of the Department
of Geography at St. Andrews University, Scotland, will lecture
at the University of British Columbia Summer Session.
Dr
UNTD Leaves
For Coast Cruise
Thirty officers and men from the
University Naval Training Division
have left for summer training with
the Navy Pacific Command. The
course will include a cruise of at
least two weeks on the frigate HMC§
Antigonish up the pacific coast to
Alaska,
The men, under Lieutenant B. B.
Perrins, will serve as stokers, writers,
sick bay attendants and ordinary
seamen. Officer candidates in voluntary service will wear ordinary seamen dress but may be distinguished
by a white band around the hat.      z
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Cumming, is no stranger to
Vancouver, having spent the summers of 1929 and 1930 in the city in
the course of extensive tours he
made of the United States and
Canada.
Born almost within the shadow of
the University at Largo in Fifeshire,
which is famous as the birthplace
of Alexander Selkirk, he became a
student at St. Andrews, taking his
degree of B.Sc. In 1930 he won a
scholarship which took him as a student to the California Institute of
Technology, at Pasadena.
EARTHQUAKE PAPERS
While in California, he worked on
the San Andreas earthquake fault
and wrote a number of papers on it.
Following his completion of studies,
Dr. Cumming took up a teaching post
in Scotland, first at Aberdeen University, and later with his old university. St. Andrews, where he has
been since.
Curing the war years, Dr. Cumming
undertook   several   lecture   tours   a-
mong the forces as well as sharing in
Ihe organization  of lease courses for
| Canadian and Americ n ,'oroes.
j     Today, Dr.  G.A.  Curnming is  Scot-
lr.nd's leading geologist.
GOLF ENTHUSIAST
At home, when not on problems of
ejeography or underground water supplies, he takes time to slip clown to the
old course at St. Andrews to play a few
,ic:!rs of folf, or he gets out his fishing
! re d to fVh en the- waters of St. An-
■ d-ews  Angling Club of  which he  is
i president.
Last Will And
Testament Of
Class Of'47
We hereby revoke all previous wills
and testamentary disposition heretofore made by us;
We give, devise, giant and bequeath;
1. To President MacKenzie four pickled bodies for his new medisr.l
school.
2. To the Faculty all the MAZOLA
OIL left over from the Theta Cabaret.
3. To the Aggies a gross of four
fingered gloves.
4. To the Commercemen a marketing
copy of the "Egg and I" by James
McPherson.
5. To the Artsmen, two squares of
Westminster tissue paper and a
leaky fountain pen.
6. To the Engineers, two CC's of Vino.
7. To the Student Council, the dregs
of last year's student Council,
8. To the Ford Motor Company—Don
McRae. ,
xo   me  Jokers  a   copious   quantity
of adrenalin.
To Ure sororities 17 unused fresh-
•ttM.
To the fraternities a package of
Len ben and a book of Yacht Club
bar tickets,
To the Conservative Forum, a lifs
subscription to the Typo Times
and tlie Pacific Tribune.
To the Communist Forum a copy
of Duncan Hines' "Adventures in
Good Eating."
To the Thunderbird Ball team another year of Harry Franklin and
the end of Taft'aire Weber.'
In witnness whereof we have herewith set our hand and seal this tenth
day of May, 1947, at the University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, B'.C.
Courses Cover Many New
And Interesting Topics
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Agronomy Professor
Dies At Seventy-five
With the death of Dr. Paui A.
Boving, professor emeritus of agronomy, on Saturday, May 3, the University lost one of its Pest loved
professors. Dr, Boving died at tin.
Vancouver General at the aye of 75 i
aftr a long illness.
in addition to unique contributions
to agronomy in his field of genetics
and plant breeding, Dr. Boving endeared himself to thousands of students by his capacity for teaching
and entering into the iive.s and in-
tciesls of many of them.
Surviving are his wife; one son. an
overseas veteran who plans on entering (JBC; one daughter, a secretary to the faculty; one brother, and
relatives in England and Sweden.
Since coming to UBC in 1916, to
head the agronomy department three
yc rs later. Professor Boving was responsible fo many improved strains
of mangels, carrots and other root
crops, while his investigation in the
technique of alfalfa cresses w is outstanding.
A native of Sweden, Professor
Coving came to Canada in 1910 and
v, s five years on the staff of the j
Macdonald Agriculture College, Que.,
before accepting the professorship of
tgronomy at UBC. On his retirement
in 1939. UBC awarded him an honorary   LL.D  degree.
For the benefit of students registered in the regular Spanish courses
being offered at , Summer School a
Casa Espanola, or Spanish House will
be operated at Acadia Camp from
July 7 to August 22.
This UBC innovation is designed
to enable students of Spanish and
Hispanic civilization to get the most
possible out of their regular course of
studies. Those applying to reside at
the Casa are expected to agree to
use ol Spanish as an everyday
language. They will, it is said, talk,
think, eat and sleep (perchance to
dream) in Spanish.
The Casa will provide full room
and board, together with special
supervised periods for ' 'Charlas"
(conversation), "Horas del Canto"
(Song hours), "Fiestas" (Spanish
parties), "Conferencias sobre la
America Latina" (Lectures on Latin
America), and a "Mesa Espanola"
(Spanish table).
Total cost for the Casa room, board,
and activities, has been set at $73. As
accomodation will be limited, those
interested are advised to make their
applications early to "Casa Espanola",
c,o Department of Spanish, UBC with
$5.00 ss a reservation deposit.
RADIO WRITING
The summer school in Radio
Writing, from July 7 to August 1,
offered in co-operation with the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,
is being directed for the second time
by Lister Sinclair, radio dramatist
and actor.
The course will be divided into
two sections. The lecture section, two
hours daily, is open to all, and will
include discussions of technical principles as well  ss an  analysis of re
corded radio scripts.
The workshop section, four daily,
is limited to twenty students. It will
cover the analysis of student scripts
and laboratory instructions at the
Vancouver studios of the CBC. In
applying for this latter section, prospective students should submit examples  of their  work.
Fee for the lecture session is $15.00,
and for the workshop section (including lectures), $30.00.
SUMMER THEATRE
The UBC Summer School of the
Theatre this year will feature classes
in directing by Theodore Viehman,
producer of the Broadway hit of 1946
"I Remember Mama."
Conducting courses in stagecrafts
and styles of production will he
Robert F. Corrigan. designer-technician at the University of Tulsa.
Classes in voice work and costumes
will   be  conducted  by Elsie  Graham
and Jessie Richardson respectively.
Dorothy Somerset is director of this
session.
University undergraduates can
obtain credits for the course by registering at the Registrar's Office.
Others must apply to the Extension
Department.
Fee for the complete course from
July 7 to August 8 is $30.00, end for
single courses, $15.00
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
The Workshop in International Re- i and Canada,
together for study, discussion and j It will be directed by Dr. Warren
7 to August 8 has been termed a J E, Tomlinson, American authority cf
"successful experiment" in bringing! world affairs. Other outstanding
togther for study, discussion and : Americ.n and Canadian speakers will
social activities teachers, students ! be appointed as special lecturers. Fee
nd   laymen   from   the   United  States j for the course  is $30.00.
PAINTING FOR PLEASURE
Painting   for   Pleasure,   a   series   of
sketching    parties    lasting    for    five
a   five   week's   course   of   noon-hour
lectures by Dr. Ida Hrlpren. arc two
weeks   under   the   guidance   of   well- I other  special   courses  which   will   be
known artists, end Music Appreciation, ! repeated again this summer.
HAND WEAVING
The    Summer    School    in    Hand- j tho North American  Continent, Mrs.
Weaving,   from   June   9   to   June   20. j
.,,   ,   .        .     a      rm„ .,       Mary    Meigs    Atwater.    The    course
will   bring   to   the   UBC   ceimpus  the I J &
most   noted   teacher  of  this  craft   on j will be given at Acadia Camp.
Consistent Every-day Low Prices
VI'NC O IJ VlliR 'if   LARGEST     DEPARTMENT    STQRE
Tablet Honours
Judge MacGill
In a special ceremony on Sunday
May 4 a bronze tablet was unveiled
in the Library as a memorial to the
late Dr. Helen Gregory MacGill.
Judge MacGill was noted through-
< ut Canad i for her contributions to
improvement of laws for women and
children and was the first woman to
receive the LL.D. degree from the
University of British  Columbia.
The tablet, presented to the University by the University Women's
r!vl> v'.-'s unve 'ed i y IVasidenl
N.A.M  MacKenzie.
UBC SONGBOOK
CONSIDERED
Dave Morton has been authorized
hv Student Council to investigate tlie
possibility of publishing a UBC song-
book ,
It has been provided th t such a
book would be published under the
direction of the Editor-in-Chief of
the Publications Board.
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EDITOR THIS ISSUE: Val Sears
FUTURE BEWARE!
It is possibly no understatement to observe that when the
members of today's Graduating Class began their university
careers four, five, six or even ten years ago, they could hardly
be sure that they would actually be members of UBC '47. The
majority of them have had their courses interrupted by war
service. Others, when they first registered in 1942 or 1943, while
Germany and Japan were at the peak of power, could hardly
dare to plan for any event as far away as 1947. Yet today, after
great effort and sacrifice, some of it on the part of the graduates
themselves, all may gather together to be admitted to the ranks
of Alumni of the University of British Columbia.
These graduates of 1947, who comprise the largest class
in their university's history, have participated in the transition
of UBC from a small, rather leisurely college of restricted scope,
to its present status of an institution of urgent growth and
ever-widening horizons. The Class of '47—at the crossroads of
UBC's development—may be proud riot only because they
themselves have been raw material for the transformation but
also because they preserved and strengthened their own student
organizations to keep pace, thus safeguarding much that is
worthwhile in college life and not a little that is part of education
for the times.
And what of the times into which the 1947 graduates are
thrown? Though a larger proportion than in previous classes will
be able to advance to post-graduate work and a few others will
retire immediately to relatively secluded domestic life, the
greatest number will be going to work and be starting their
lives as what are called average citizens. These latter graduates
are finding that, for the first time in at least five years, they must
look with normal, peacetime diligence for jobs. And, in common
with all graduates, they are discovering that, contrary to all
their hopes of service and undergraduate days, they are entering
a world thac is not so much one of peace and security as one of
strife and confusion.
Among the members of the Class of '47 there is an exceed-
ingy small desire to gloss over the situation and to bask in
traditional graduation day rhetoric which depicts shining glory
in the future. Instead, with a determination derived from
buffeting received on a characteristically long and devious road
travelled towards graduation UBC's Graduates of 1947 would
perhaps prefer to be placed on record as having one warning
theme for the future—come what may they will undoubtedly
make the best of it.
CLASS POEM
"A* You Sow You Shall Reap"
Each generation yields,
And must, to hour of birth:
We cannot wait because our earth
Has bare unfallow fields.
For we have here our days
Of fallow time, of spring,
And here our single chance to fling,
The seedlings we would raise.
Before we scatter seed
We must choose seeding soil
And in this choice to take from toil
A friendly crop or weed.
This is not harvest now
But time of finding place,
This season feel the furrow's pace
And learn the touch of plow.
By  Alan Dawe
For Lunches, Dinners
or After Theatre Snacks
It's The - ■ -
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Opposite Orphcum Theatre
GOOD LUCK TO
THE CLASS OF '47
from
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President's Message
I am very glad to be able to contribute a short article for
the Graduation Number of "The Ubyssey."
The academic year which has ended, like that preceding it,
has been a strenuous and exciting one. The student enrollment
reached an all-time high of 9035. More than half of this number
are veterans from the armed forces, many of whom are married
and have small children. The teaching staff has increased proportionately and they, like the students, have been faced with
difficult problems in respect of housing and other accommodation. However, thanks to the fine co-operation of students and
staff ,it has been possible to carry on after a fashion.
This accommodation was provided in the following way.
Last summer a construction crew from the University was sent
to one of the camps at Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver
Island and one hundred and ten huts in that location, which had
been purchased from War Assets, were knocked down, placed on
scows, moved to Vancouver, transported to the Campus and
reconstructed for a variety of purposes here. These, along with
the other huts have made it
possible to provide lecture
rooms and laboratories for the
student body and, in addition,
a considerable amount of emergency housing for single veterans and for married veteran
students and staff with families.
The following figures will
give some idea of the extent of
this accommodation and of the
way in which it is used.
We have secured huts from
23 different localities. Sixteen
complete army and anti-aircraft
camps have been taken over.
Of these, twelve have been
moved to the campus, two—at
Acadia and the Fort—were already adjacent to the campus and two—at Lulu Island and Little
Mountain — have been converted into living quarters on their
original location. At the present time we have in use a total of
275 individual huts, but as some of these are of an enlarged
type, this figure is equivalent to 369 standard-size, 60 ft. by 24 ft.
huts.
These huts also provide living accommodation for 718 single-
men, 145 single women, and 266 married students and faculty
with children. In addition, there are 65 trailers and 11 trailer
huts in three separate camps at Acadia, which provide temporary
housing for married veterans with children.
On the Campus itself, huts provide 35 lecture rooms with a
total seating capacity of 4000 students, 52 laboratories accommodating 1500 students at one time, as well as a great many reading
rooms, drafting rooms, offices and rooms for special purposes
and student clubs. Several huts have also been converted into
snack shops and this has increased to 12 the number of places
serving food on or near the campus. Accommodated completely
in huts are the Faculty of Law, the Departments of Pharmacy,
Nursing and Health, Architecture, Commerce and University
Extension ,as well as the B.C. Research Council.
The permanent building programme, which has been made
possible through the generous financial assistance of the Provincial Government, has been going on at the same time. The
Physics Building is nearing completion and we expect to be in
it by the beginning of the next term. The additions to the Library
and Power House are under way. The Agricultural Pavilion is
finished. Tenders have been called for the first section of the
new Applied Science Building and plans are under way for the
Biological Sciences Building.
Many new courses and a number of new departments have
been added so that a wider choice is now possible for the students
in attendance here.
The prospects for the coming year are equally interesting
and the problems are likely to be just as difficult to deal with
The student enrollment will probably remain at or about the
same high level. More of the students will be in the senior years
and this will require additional laboratory accommodation and
additions to the teaching staff as well. More emergency accommodation is already being constructed. A number of new staff
appointments have already been made and others are pending,
so that, within the limits of what is physically possible, everything will be done that can be done to meet the needs of the
student body.
Some of the difficulties that still confront us are coming to
light in respect of the Congregation Exercises to be held on tht
1.5th of May. Nearly 1000 students will receive their degrees on
that occasion. It is practically impossible to accommodate, even
in the Armouries, all of the friends of these students, together
with staff and officials. It is impossible to give the recognition
in the exercises themselves to the individual students that we
would like to do. Next year the number may increase to 2000;
other plans will have to be devised, but that is next year's
problem.
In the meantime, I would like to take this occasion to extend
best wishes to all of those who are leaving us.
CLASS PROPHECY
by Nancy Macdonald
Vancouver, B.C., October 30,1967—One of the most colorful
ceremonies of the University of B.C. Annual Homecoming
Celebration took place this afternoon when the graduates of the
class of '47 held a reunion.
The ceremony took place at the proposed site of the UBC
Memorial Gymnasium on the campus where the group gathered
to "turn the first sod." A unique angle was added to the celebration when every member of the class of '47 turned a piece of sod.
It was hoped that such a plan would defray the costs of the
excavation of the basement, since approximately one dollar
remains of the University's $5,000,000 building grant and the
money collected for the Memorial Gym has since been spent in
the construction of a Varsity Cocktail Bar. The Gymnasium will
be built by Sharp Thompson.
During the ceremony, all the class trees planted since 1947
were removed, whether by mistake or not, no one seemed to
know. It is now planned that every Freshman entering the
University of B.C. will be required to do a certain number of
hours of manual labor on the Memorial to further reduce the
costs.
Many famous grads from the class of '47 took part in the
ceremony. Among them was SgH. E. T. Kirkpatrick, former
AMS president, who has recently been travelling for the WETS
(Women's Evangelical Temperance Society). He was accompanied by his co-worker, Sister Kelsberg. The two are attempting
to destroy the evil done by the aforementioned Varsity Bar.
Another notable person present was the rising, youngish
(45) executive of the Ford Motor Company, Don McRae. His
solution of the company labor troubles have made Mr. McRae
known in the business world as the "new Henry Ford." For his
many achievements, he was presented with an honorary AMS
award. Previous winners of this award include William Stein-
burg and Bernard Heinze.
The entertainment world was represented by the suave,
debonair Robert E. "Buzz" Walker, who is now acting as MC
at the Palomar. Mr. Walker became familiar to newspaper
readers when he made a trip to the South Sea Islands some years
ago to gather authentic data and measurements of the women
to be used on the Caf posters. Other members of the entertainment world present at the ceremony included Dave "Sinatra
Holman and Roma "Legs" McDonald, both of whom are at
present appearing in Norm Klenman's "Wassail Bowl" Bar in
West Vancouver. The greav Shakespearean actor, James Argue,
known as the man who tamed the shrew, also returned to
Vancouver for the reunion. Mr. Argue, known as "Tommy
Manville" to his friends, has been married six times.
Jean MacFarlane, the New Westminster seer, attended the
gathering with her husband. Miss MacFarlane is justly famous
for her prophecy (always correct) that the Totem covers from
Brown Brothers in Toronto will be late again.
Another Pubster at the ceremony was small, stoutish (210
lbs.) Jack Ferry. Mr. Ferry has just become head of the Chip-
pawa branch of the well-known Canadian advertising firm,
Smith, Smith & Smith. His rise in the business world has been
phenomenal. He is no relation to the North Vancouver Ferrys.
Other '47 grads at the reunion included the familiar society
matron Mrs. Chauncy Fitz-Williams, the former Miss Joy Donegani. Mrs. Fitz-Williams, recently won first prize in the annual
horticultural exhibition with her showing of giant petunias.
Probably the most familiar figure at the ceremony was
Gordy "Pappy" Genge, Blunderbird coach. This year, for the
first time, Blunderbirds, under Genge's training, won the Pacific
Northwest College Conference football cup by defeating the
Williamette Hot Dogs 63-4.
Most of the excavating was done by Keith McDonald and
Herb Capozzi the "sunshine boys" from Kelowna. These two
athletes have started a fund to send "bigger, better and healthier
Okanogan kids to UBC." The youths get their training in the
Kelowna Winery. Another familiar UBC sportster was Ken
"Speed" McPherson, who has just returned from a walking trip
around the world. He started out on the tour shortly after his
graduation in '47.
Science graduates from UBC were represented by Mike
Allan, Johnny Allen and Johnny Wheeler. Mike Allen has
recently invented some heat compound: to be taken by space
ships to the moon to make it warm enough for human habitation.
His work has been financed by the B.C. government which hopes
to settle all difficult "Greeks" and Doukhobors on that newly-
annexed territory. B.C.'s possession of the moon is credited to
Mr. John Allen, who helped to perfect a space ship which
enabled B.C. to get to the moon before Ontario. Johnny Wheeler
is familiar to all spotrs fans for his invention of synthetic snow,
which enables Vancouver to have skiitfig all year round.
Home Economics '47 was represented by Miss Casey King,
who created quite a stir at the exc|''wation ceremony when she
appeared with rhinestone dentures. 1
Music at the ceremony was provided by Margaret McKay
and her bagpipe band. Special mention was made in the speeches
of members of the class who could nojf be present. Notable among
these were Pat Fowler, after wh(»m the newly-constructed
Patrick Fowler Memorial Hospital at UBC was named. Mr.
Fowler was a former UBC pre-med student who died for a
worthy cause. The interior of the hospital has not yet been
furnished due to a shortage of funcfls, but one bed has been
provided by Delta Upsilan Fraternity in honor of Bob Wilson.
Other absent members of the class imcluded Constantine "Gus"
Sainas, who has recently been apprehended in Calgary for
operating an illegal gambling joint called "The Iron Ring." Taken
into custody with him was Jim llsveridge of the Alcoholic
Beveridge Company, He is accused/ of taking the kick out of
Vino.
"We are very pleased with th/5 excellent reunion turnout,"
said Sgt, Kirkpatrick. "One more/ year like this and we should
have the basement excavated. Lift's 'Build the Gym in '77'." Page 5
Thursday, May 15, 1947
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Thursday, May 15, 1947
The Wassail Bowl
By NORM KLENMAN
Dear, sweet, ever-loving readers! Bless you all! We put this
column up for rent a few weeks ago, but no takers. If the housing
situation gets any worse, maybe someone will be sleeping in
this space next year. (Yak yak yak!) Or maybe Luke Moyls will
decide to flex his long stiff old fingers and tell you about his
latest trip to Moscow to play golf with Uncle Joe. Anyhow, this
is the Grad Issue, and poor old Val is stuck for copy, so, as King
Hal always said, 'once more into the breach, dear friends.'
THE SUBJECT OF LOVE
The tale today is Romance, sweet, blushing, coy, Romance,
who has raised his nauseating little head all over the campus.
The papers are just full of little engagements that are of interest
to just everbody. You know, 'Celebrating her nuptials yesterday,
Miss Vanderpat was resplendent in gauze burlap etc' Well, this
column has been right in there pitching, all year, and secretly.
At last, we are at liberty to print the partinent correspondence.
October, 1946.
Dear Mr. Wassail Bowl,
After reading your column, I am sure you are an understanding old man, so I have decided to unburden my soul to your
attentive ears. I have been a biology student at UBC for three
years, but now—now, I cannot go on. My graduating year has
hardly begun, but I no longer have that old zest for living.
Sometimes, when I dissect the bodies of Polyphasicus Endono-
philes, I get a mysterious urging, a longing. Honest, Mr. Bowl,
I'm beginning to hate, alas, the sight of my test-tubes. What
should I do? Please write soon.
Bessie Snerk.
Dear Miss Snerk:
Of course, your letter was far too confidential to divulge to
the public's evil bloodshot eye. Too many tender feelings are
ground between the millstones of morbid curiosity. But such a
request for assistance must needs command what humble powers
I possess.
Miss Snerk, I recognize the symptoms. Your problem is
Love. I suggest you see the Health Department, or an understanding Dean. Better still, look around school and fall in love
with something, preferably a man. Forget your test-tubes.
Your Humble Servant, W. Bowl.
December, 1946.
Dear Mr. Bowl,
After receiving your last letter, I had a long chat with a
Sartartorus Egg I happened to be dissecting. We—the egg and
I—came to the conclusion that it was love alone the world i.s
seeking. Someday I shall write a song about that. Anyhow, going
home in the bus one night, I saw a man reading your column.
It—the man—was fascinating. It had big shoulders and massive
biceps. From the scars and bruises about its face and neck, I
deduced it was of the Specie Athleticus, and I learned later that
it was associated with the Varsity Indoor Club. Naturally, I
joined the club immediately, and imagine my surprise when, the
first time I met him he gave me a tumble. I picked myself up
unhurt and got a hammerlock on him, and we immediately
became fast friends. For a Christmas present, I shall give him
my prize Dirondicl Nepheas specimen.
Yours in gratitude,
Bessie Snerk.
VALEDICTORY
By Heather Blundell
I suppose every graduate must look back with reminiscence
and a certain amount of nostalgia at the years constituting his
university career. Whether that career be good, bad or indifferent, the fact remains that in completing it we have attained a
certain degree of maturity, and as 'mature citizens' we have
gained a life-long responsibility. '
These last few years have been times of change, expansion
and basic improvement not only in the graduate but in the
university itself. For four years this graduating class of '47 has
paralleled the most drastic years of change since the university
was moved from the heart of Vancouver to its present site. As a
class we have always set somewhat of a precedent, not
necessarily in academic matters, but also in the matter of size.
Apparently from what we conjectured on our arrival 600 strong
in the fall of '43 we were the largest freshman class on university
record. Our ranks were swelled by the first returned men,
resulting in the harmonious blending of those who strive for
knowledge and those who merely strive. And now, on our day
of graduation we are 1100 strong, the largest graduating class on
university record. Our successes and our setbacks as one of the
first large classes will determine, as they have determined
within the past two years, the future policy of the university.
Already expansion into every field of learning from fencing to
research, music theory to dairy-farming has become a reality
and there are many branches as yet untouched, which will help
to confuse or delight the wondering new-comer according to his
aims, presuming that he has any.
We who have already made use of this valuable opportunity,
I am sure to the best of our personal ability, must realize that
when we leave our college it is not with a sense of loss but with
a sense of gain.
j
May we use its inspiration as a basis for our personal
progress and thank the patient instigators of our learning.
New Arts, Science Courses
Announced By President
Many new courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science have
been approved by both the Senate and Board of Governors and
will be added to the Calendar for the 1947-48 Session, it was
announced today by the President's office.
Miss Tina Howard
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VARSITY INDOOR CLUB
March, 1947
Dear Mr. Bowl,
Having read your column for years in the National Indoor
Club Journal, I am moved to seek advice from your great good
heart. Not long ago, I met a fine young biology student at UBC
—a woman—and fell madly in love. But now I know that it was
mere passion, that she is a woman of intellect, a biologist. I
should now like to conclude this affair. Can you advise me?
Yours in expectation,
Oswald Frump.
Dear Mr. Frump,
I sympathize with your problem but can offer no solution.
This woman, as you say, is a biology student, used to handling
specimens; therefore, be wise and quit struggling. I wish you
happiness in your married life.
Your humble servant,
W. Bowl.
(Society Note in The Bicep, journal of the Varsity Indoor Club,
May, 1947):
The campus of the University of B.C. will be just all agog
about this!! Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Snerk of 1261 Toujoursgay
Crescent announced the engagement of the eldest (age 27)
daughter, Bessie Evangeline, to Mr. Oswald Frump, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Mortimer Frump, at a Bingo party in the Snerk's well-
appointed coal-cellar Friday. Both Miss Snerk and Mr. Frump
are graduating students of the University of B.C., the former
majoring in Frog Skeletons and the latter in Egyptian Mythology. The wedding will be held as soon as they pass their sups.
Miss Snerk is affiliated with Kapta Veta Sorority, and Mr.
Frump has been blackballed twice by the Sky Uets.
Miss Snerk plans to spend her honeymoon collecting specimens. Mr. Frump will take a post-graduate course somewhere
on the far side of the moon.
Extensive new courses in the newly
established Department of Pharmacy
and  'the    degree-course    in   Physical
Education   have   also  been   approved,
detail?   of   which   will   bc  announced !
later. [
Representing an e x p a n s i o n and
broadening of the curriculum, these
courses cover every Department in
the Faculty, from Bacteriology to
Zoology.
Eight new and three revised courses
will be added to the fields of Bacteriology, Biology and Botany.
Many changes and additions will
also occur in the Department of Commerce. These will also be announced
at a later date.
THEATRE HISTORY
In English, a new course on the
'•History of the Theatre" will be given
as an expansion of the work in Drama
commenced last year.
"Introductory Human and Economic
Geography" will be listed as a new
course in the Department of Geology
and Geography.
Two courses in Can.idian History—
"History of French Canada" and "History of Canadian Defence"—are among
the four additions to the curiculum
of the History Department.
The first regular course in International Studies will be offered in September of this year under the title,
"The Great Powers and World Politics".
In Slavonic Studies, four entirely
now courses are scheduled: "Basic
Russian". "Basic Polish", Russian.
Second Course" and "Culture of the
Slavonic Peoples". It is believed that
UBC is the first university in Canada
to offer a course in Polish.
NEW PHYSICS COURSES
Amci.eg tire new Physics courses to j
be   given   in   the   1947-48   Session   in- j
elude  "Introduction  to  Nuclear Phy- j
sics    and    Cosmic    Rays",    "Betaray
Spectroscopy",   "Quantum   Theory   of
Wave    Fields    and    Elementary    Particles"   and   "Geophysics". j
Further expansion in the rapidly
growing Department of Social Work
is indicated in the addition of eight
one and one-half unit toursi.-. There
include "Administration and Supervision in Group Work", Seminars in
"Foster Care Programmmos" and in
"Problems of Old Age".
Studies in Fisheries Technology and
Parasitology will be added to the Department of Zoology a.s an extension
of the work in Fisheries,
Special Short Courses — Gregg Shorthand and Typewriting
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The proposed 1947-48 calendar for
student political, social and cultural
activities sponsored by the Alma
Mater Society has been drawn up by
Bob Bagnall, Coordinator of Social
Activities.
Bagnall would welcome TJiy suggestions for changes or additions to the
list of events.
Here are the major listings:
September 22-27—Frosh Week
September   26  —  Tea  Dance,  Frosh
Smoker
October 2—AMS Meeting
October lO^Tea Dance
October 16—Hi Jinx, Science Banquet
October 22—Fashion Show
October 23-War Memorial Ball (USC)
October 30—Phrateres Formal
November 6—Commerce Ball
November 13—Fall Ball
November 19-22—Players' Club
January 10—WUS Co-ed
January 16—Tea Dance
January 22-23—Mardi  Gras
January 27—Phrateres Initiation
January 29—Aggie Ball
February 2—Pres. and Treas. Speeches
February 4—Elections
February 6—Law Ball
February   9-Sect'y,   COA,   JM,   SM,
Speeches
Februafy 11—Elections
February 12—Junior Senior Prom
February  13-18—Musical Society and
Elections
February 19—Froph Party
February 20—Tea Dance
February 26—Science Ball
March 4—Commerce Banquet
March 5—Tea Dance
March 9—Greek Letter Song Fest
March  10-13—Players' Club
March 11—Joker Ball
March 18—AMS Meeting.
Exchange Plans
'Stock Market*
Suggestions now being considered
li.v the Student Council call for the
operation of the AMS Book Exchange
en  a  "stock   market"  basis  next  fall.
According to Council officials, plans
h ive been proposed whereby the exchange of secondhand texts would
run under an open-market arrangement, with buyers, sellers, brokers,
and minute - to - minute listings of
prices. Information on standard texts
required and books available would
also be displayed at the "exchange".
The radically new facilities, it is
hoped, would be in operation somewhere near the Quad..
In revealing the suggested plans,
Council president Grant Livingstone
pointed out that there would still be
a text-book shortage next September
and that the AMS hoped that all
students graduating this spring would
make their old texts available in the
fall..
"Whatever plan is followed", he
added, "we hope to have a more
efficient exchange than that which
has been operated for the past two
years."
Livingstone disclosed that two students had applied to manage the
book exchange next year and that
their applications were under consideration.
It is reported that the Commerce
Undergraduate Society is making
plans- to operate its own exchange,
possibly to include facilities for
selling new as well as second-hand
books.
elcomes urads To Ranks
"On behalf of our Association, I should like to welcome new
graduates to the ranks of the Alumni," stated UBC Alumni
President Darrell T. Braidwood in a recent interview, "and to
wish them every success in their chosen fields."
Noting the huge size of this year's^ ~
Graduating Class, Mr. Braidwood remarked that the inclusion of new
graduates  will   "literally   and  figura
tively'
totals.
swell    Alumni    membership
Mr. Braidwood hoped that '47 grads
enjoyed reading the March issue of
the "Graduate Chronicle", the Alumni
quarterly magazine edited by Ormode
J. Hall, and he invited their participation in Alumni activities.
"We have been operating a full-time
Alumni Office, under the direction
of Secretary-Manager Frank J. E.
Turner, for the past 16 months," he
continued," and this has resulted in
a tremendous expansion of interest
and in effective service rendered to
Alumni and to the University."
ALUMNI  ASSOCIATION
The Alumni Association, a nonprofit organization registered under
B.C.'s Societies' Act, now has affiliated
branch groups in Victoria, Kamloops,
Summerland, Kelowna, Penticton
(South Okanogan), Wells, Vernon
(Vernon and Environs), Kimberley.
Trail (West Kootenay), and Ottawa.
There are others being formed in
Toronto and Montreal, while a
Northern California Chapter is being
organized under the leadership of
Lester McLennan (B.A. '22).        '
GRAD CHRANICLE
Among the many services rendered
to the membership by the Alumni
Office are the revision and recording
of names and addresses, their ctassi-
ficatibn. the distribution of the
"Graduate Chronical" and periodic
Alumni Bulletins, and the circularizing of Alumni Record Forms. The
latter are especially helpful to the
University Employment and Placement Bureau in the field of graduate
phcement.
"It should be pointed out that the
Association exists only to be of
service to the University," declared
President Braidwood. "if there was
no University, there would be no
Alumni Association."
LIAISON
Describing the Association as a
"liaison between the students and tlie
Administration and between the Uni-
vei'.siy and other members of tlie
general public", the President observed that Aluumni are active on
many University committees, as well
as in civic and government bodies
and  in  business."
The Association's Secretary-Manager. Frank Turner, added that queries,
comments and criticisms directed to
the Alumni Office, Brock Hall, UBC
(ALma 3044) would be welcomed at
any time. "I'll even tell you how to
pay your fees," he ended.
Cameron Receives
Education Award
Committee Shelves
Business Manager
There is nothing new to report from
the Student Council committtee set
up to investigate the advisability and
possibility of securing the services of
a graduate business manager for the
Alma  Mater Society.
This news comes from Grant
Livingstone, AMS president, who is
chairman of the committee. He says
that no action is contemplated until the members hold another meeting
sometime in June.
The committee was formed following a directing resolution passed by
the General Meeting of the Alma
Mater Society in March.
SINCERE BEST WISHES
TO THE CLASS OF '47
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Dr. Maxwell Cameron, head of
UBC's education department, is this
year's winner of the G.A. Fergus-
son Memorial Award.
The award is presented annually by
the B.C. Teachers' Federation for
."outstanding contributions to the
cause of education in B.C."
Dr. Cameron received his award in
recognition of his work in compiling
his famous "Cameron Report" on B.C.
education costs which has since been
implemented by legislation.
PORTEOUS PLANS
FRESHMAN WEEK
Several changes in Frosh Initiation
procedures are being planned for
next fall by a Student Council committee headed by Junior Member
Stuart Porteous.
Among them is a proposal to hold
Arts faculty elections in conjunction
with the opening of the fall term..
Another calls for the publication of
a special edition of The Ubyssey before lectures begin, that edition to
supplement The Tillicum as a source
of information for the Frosh.
Public transportation requirements
of UBC students will be the subject
of a survey to be conducted during
the registration period next September.
The survey, which will investigate
the traffic flow of students to and
from the University, will be undertaken by ~. sub-committee of a joint
student-faculty committee which is
working on the transportation problem.
The investigation regarding Vancouver addresses, hours of travel,
time taken, and route followed, is
going to be made at the request of
B.C. Electric officials.
Instigator of the transportation problem study, Grant Livingstone, president of the AMS, says that "The B.C.
Electric has been most co-operative
in the preliminary negotiations. They
have pointed out, however, that in
all their planning they must take into
consideration the problems of all
Vancouver citizens."
"It is hoped", he added, "that new
equipment will improve the transportation facilities in Vancouver by
fall and be of indirect aid to the
special problem at the University."
EDITOR WINS
GREEK AWARD
Hal Pinchin, third year Commerce,
is the winner of Kappa Sigma' fraternity's $300. Canadian scholarship
for fourth year study.
Pinchin, who will be a senior editor
of The Ubyssey next year was manager of the UBC rugger squad and
Publications Board member last year.
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Barbara Kelsberg, 1946-47 President of the Women's Undergraduate Society and our choice for Woman of the Year has well
deserved the positions for her active interest in all fields during
her University career.
Barbara,   or  "just   Kelly"   to   her^
friends, was born in, has lived all her
life in, and will continue to live in
Vancouver. Asked if she has none of
the roving spirit to traverse far-off
countries, she answered that she will
be perfectly happy in Vancouver, "and
besides there are more chances for
employment here."
SCIENTIFIC MIND
Majoring in Bacteriology and minor-
Ing in Chemistry, she has always been
very scientifically minded. She is a
member of the Society of Micro-
Biologists and was a teaching assistant in the Biology labs. No doubt
there are many who appreciated her
friendly assistance in the Biology 100
labs.
Barbara went to Kerrisdale, Point
Grey Junior High and Magee High
schools. At Magee she played grass-
hockey and was a referee. She was
also a Wing Commander in the girls
Airforce Cadets. Barbara says the
maddest thing she ever did in high
school was to collect stamps.
Upon reminiscing over her high
school days she remembered her first
date. It was at a Seaforth dance, and
the kilts fascinated her completely.
QUIET YEAR
Barbara's first year at UBC was
quiet compared to the rest. Her only
activity was Phrateres, of which organization she is still an interested
member.
She joined Alpha Delta Pi woman's
sorority in second year and was also
member of the Red Cross Corps.
In third year she was elected Vice-
President of WUS and Chairman of
the Red Cross Committee.
As a fourth year student Barbara
was a very busy girl. At a time when
most students crowd out other activities for their studies, Barbara took
on more and more responsibilities and
still seemed to find time to keep n
high standard of work.
She became President of WUS and
was responsible for the appearance
of the several hundred ghastly fresh-
ettes during their first two weeks on
the campus. She was also responsible
for the Hi-Jinx (women exclusive)
party, the Fashion Show and Sadie
Hawkins week, among many other
things.
As Chairman of the Huts Committee,
she found homes for several of the
clubs which had no place to call their
own.
CLAIM TO FAME
Barbara says her main claim to
fame is as organizer of the Western
Canadian Beauty Queen Contest, of
which UBC's Marion Albert was the
winner. The Contest raised much
money for the War Memorial Gymnasium and provided much publicity and
amusement all across Canada. It was
also a lot of fun and hard work for
those responsible.
In her fourth year, Barbara was also
chosen as a member of Delta Sigma
Pi, the woman's honorary sorority
on the campus, an honour bestowed
on only the very worthy.
Asked what were her favorite sports,
Barbara answered "skiing on Grouse
Mountain, grasshockey, and I rode—
once. The horse and I didn't agree. It
was quite a farce!" She also liked
baseball which she used to play on
Council nights, with the other members of the Council, in Brock lounge.
VARIED POSITIONS
Barbara has held varied positions
during the summer holidays. She was
a Class B riveter at Boeings and worked on the main frames. To show her
versatility, she sold ladies Sportswear
at the "B'ay" another summer.
She has been a favourite with the
faculty, the students and her friends.
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Every request for her time and efforts
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Barbara says she has enjoyed hev
University life immensely and will be
sorry to leave it. She'll miss the basketball games, the dances and even
the car-chain. Her car-chain is quite
famous for their large green monster
called the "Eager Beaver". As Barbara
says. "It has no brakes, no gas, no
windshield wiper, but it runs—on
occasion. We're forever pushing it in
to Varsity but we love it."
Her  immediate  future  is  involved
with Lab. Technician work in the city.
And after that—who knows?
(Ted-Ed.)
Ted Achieved First Fame As
Maker Of Best Mud Pies
By JOAN GRJMMETT
Hard work has been the outstanding feature in the life of mechanical engineer Ted Kirkpatrick. From the time he was judged best mud-pie maker in his neighborhood at the age of
three until his graduation from the University of British Columbia as President of the Alma
Mater Society this year, Ted has worked continously.
Born in Cranbrook, B.C., on January 15,1925 Ted has beent
on the go ever since. Following his policy of hard work Ted ran
for president of the Students' Council at Point Grey Junior
High. Although he was defeated in the elections he became an
executive member on the council.
At Lord Byng High School Ted did<$-
GRAD GOWNS
All graduates who borrowed gowns
from the Alma Mater Society are reminded that they should return the
gowns to the AMS office in Brock
Hall immediately after the ceremony
or the tea this afternoon.
not run for office but was appointed
a monitor to help keep discipline and
to assist in the general running of
school activities. Oddly enough, he
was known more for his sister who
was prominent in school affairs than
for himself.
BUSINESS MAN
Throughout high school Ted kept
himself occupied by delivering
papers, working week-ends in a bake
shop and helping his father build a
28 foot cruiser.
Furthering his interest in the sea
Ted spent the three summers following his graduation from high school
working on coastal steamers. He
worked in the engine room of one of
the Union Steamships'northern boats.
This work provided him with good
experience in the maintenance of
boilers which he later found very
useful in his engineering courses.
During his first year at UBC Ted
was a part time instructor of a boys'
group at the YMCA and also taught
gym at Alexander Neighbourhood
House. In his second year, first year
engineering, he was elected president
of Science '47 class and was re-elected
the following year. His terms as
class president laid a firm foundation
for his position as Junior Member in
his third year and finally as AMS
president this year.
A JOINER
A  member  of  Beta Theta  Pi fra
ternity Ted was initiated into the
honorary fraternity, Sigma Tau Chi.
He was also a student member of the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the B.C. Association of Professional Engineers and of the Engineering Institute of Canada. The
latter organization awarded Ted a
plaque "in recognition of his standing
in the engineering course of his year
and of his activities in connection
with engineering society offices."
This spring he was the only student
of   mechanical   engineering   at   UBC
TED KIRKPATRICK
chosen to take the student testing
course at General Electric, Peter-
burough, Ontario.
During the war Ted was a corporal
in the COTC for a year and then
joined UNTD for the next two years.
In his position of Junior Member
during his third year. Ted was in
charge of all "Homecoming" activities
and acted as liaison officer between
the students and the Students' Council. He initiated the idea of holding
an "Open Day" to start off the War
Memorial Gym Drive.
SUMMERTIME
Last summer Ted went to Berkely,
Cal. to attend the first Pacific Student
Presidents' Association conference
since the war. At their meeting of
June 1, 1946. the representatives from
102 colleges elected Ted president of
the group. It was also decided that
Ted and next year's president Grant
Livingstone, would  be hosts for this
year's conference. In July Ted and
Barbara Kelsberg, president of the
Women's Undergraduate Society attended a Pacific Northwest conference on higher education at Cor-
vallis, Oregon.
Ted was appointed War Memorial
Gym Committee Chairman and became one of the five trustees for the
gym fund. At Christmas Ted, Livingstone and Audrey Craig represented
UBC at the National Federation of
Canadian University Students conference in Winnipeg and then in Toronto.
Some of the more spectacular
events which occured during Ted's
presidency were his role in the Big-
little Sister supper and his part as
judge in the campus Beauty Queen
contest.
OH HORRORS!
"My most terrifying experience,"
Ted reminisced, "was getting up onto
a stage in front of hundreds of coeds
and their little sisters and having
an unruly freshette make love to
me as punishment. I wouldn't have
gone through with it if Miss Kelsberg
hadn't coralled me into it."
Equally nerve wracking was his
position as judge in the campus
Beauty Queen contest. "I was coached by everyone as to who was the
best," Ted said. "Although Miss Kelsberg was boss of the whole affair I
found it very harrowing maling arrangements for the visiting candidates
and showing them around."
GOOD POSITION
After graduation Ted has a very
good position waiting for him with
General Electric in Peterborough Ontario. He plans to start working testing materials on June 2. Apart from
his engineering course it seems somewhat as if Ted's plans for the future
will be revolving around a certain
outstanding woman of the year, namely Barb Kelsberg. On discussing his
plans, Ted said, "there are certain
types of experience (in engineering)
that I must acquire on my own, so
I wont be in a position to settle down
for at least two years."
VACANT SPOT
Concluding his year as president of
the student body, Ted stated, "I wish
to thank all those people who made
this past year so interesting and fruitful. We attained the things we did
because of the co-operation of the
members of the Students' Council
and the people on the campus. It has
been a very busy and happy year and
when I graduate it will leave a
vacant spot."
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Architectural beauty and natural setting have combined to
make the Ufniversity campus one of the most beautiful on the
North American continent. The Physics Building (top), and the
Agricultural Pavilion (lower left) reflect the beauty of modern
design combined with functional efficiency.
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Th«/se two permanent buildings represent only a part of the
plan now in process of transformation from paper to fact which
will make UBC one of the largest and most complete universities
in Canada. Additions to the Library and the Power House are
also under way.
CONSTRUCTION SOARS AS
PROGRAM GETS UNDER WAY
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Expansion on the campus of the University of British Cjilumbia during the past year, the
second post war year, reached an all time high.
Boasts of the administration to make UBC the largest and most complete higher education
institution in Canada are well on the way to realization. The past year has seen the addition
of almost 500 new huts and the beginning of construction on four new permanent buildings.
Now nearing completion is the $700,000 Physics building ft
scheduled to be ready for occupancy in time for th^fall term in
September.
One of the most modern physics laboratories in the
Dominion, the building contains a fully equipped, high tension
laboratory throughout its full height-evidence of the research
which the University proposes to carry put in nuclear physics.
Construction    is   of    architectural^
concrete  with  veneered  granite
on
the exposed facade. Outstanding feature of the lecture halls is the
absence of exterior lighting; all are
artificially lighted, fully-aired conditioned and acoustically engineered.
FUTURE PLANNING
Workshops, laboratories, demonstration roms and offices have been
provided to take care of future requirements in the rapidly expanding
Department of Physics.
The second largest building still
under construction is the North Wing
of the Library. It is expected it will
be ready for operation in September,
1948.
Seating accomodation will exceed
500 and will more than double the
present capacity of the building. A
lunch room and kitchen, a staff
lounge, a lecture hall seating 110 students, a projection room and a Stack
Room addition which will ultimately
accomodate 600,000 volumes are the
main features.
ELEVATOR
All floors in the building will b
served by a wide staircase and electri;
elevator. Fluorescent lighting fixture
will be installed in the larger roorfc.
At an estimated finished cost of
close to one million dollars, plans ire
under way for the construction of
the Applied Science Building.
Blueprints call for a T-styjed
building, to cover an area of appbxi-
mately 18,000 square feet, situate] on
the West Mall between the present
semi - permanent Applied S<ence
Building, the Fire Hall and the lower
House.
The  building will  include  libora-
tories for work in concrete and soils
as well as large Hydraulics and
Materials Testing Laboratories. The
two largest le.ture rooms will seat 210
to 218 studerts.
All rooms will be easily accessible
from the ty<> main central corridors
on all floods. Vertical traffic will be
handled by means of three separate
stairways and a passenger-freight
elevator.
All firs; and second year students in
the Faulty of Applied Science will
be accommodated in the new building
for laloratories and lectures, as well
as a) 3rd and 4th year students in
the >epartment of Civil Engineering.
URGENT NEED
The urgent need for permanent
fadlities for students in biology and
ftheries a§ well as for students in
t\e new Department of Pharmacy
,ias made necessary the construction
if a Biological Science and Pharmacy
Building.
To be situated at the junction of
University Boulevard and the Main
Mall, the plans call for a three-story
building of 900,000 cubic feet. Its
dominating feature will be the main
entrance, facing north on the Boulevard.
Estimated cost of the building is
$650,000.
Exterior construction will be of
reinforced concrete with veneered
stone on the base and main entrance.
"Die most modern heating, lighting
and ventilating equipment will be
used throughout.
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Room situated at the North end of
the Main Mall.
t The building is to be used exclusively by the faculty for lunches, teas
and dinners although it is possible
functions of a student nature will
be included later. The building commands a sweeping view of the mountains and the waters off Point Grey.
Another building purchased from
the air force is the Physical Education Building being erected at the
South end of Brock Hall. It is a
hangar, purchased- by the University
to be utilized fdr gymnasium work
in an effort to eliminate some of the
overcrowding in the old gym. Erection of the proposed War Memorial
Gymnasium is expected to provide
adequate facilities for all sports as
soon as it is finished.
AGRICULTURE
Smaller buildings completed in 1947
were the Poultry Mortality Building
and Poultry Practice House. Valued
at $10,000 each, they are constructed
almost entirely by financial contrbu-
tions from interested agriculture
groups. Fourth new building being
planned for the faculty of Agriculture is the Agricultural Engineering
Building which will provide facilities
for this important new Department.
Estimated cost Is $47,000.
The high cost of construction has
necessitated the postponement of a
number of buildings originally envisaged in a $5,000,000 program. These
are the Women's Residence, the
Home Economics Building, the Home
Management House and the Arts
Building.
HOME ECONOMICS
Seventy-five thousand dollars has
been provided for the construction of
the Home Economics Building in the
will of the late Jonathan Rogers,
while the Parcnt-Teachets' Association has advanced $25,000 for the
erection of the Home Management
House, now being temporarily accommodated in a converted army
hut. $15,000,000 is still available in the
$5,000,000 Provincial government appropriation for the construction of a
pre-clinical buildings on the University campus. Planning for this
building has been postponed, pending
a decision on the establishment of
a Medical School.
New additions are planned for the
temporary buildings already on the
campus. The drafting rooms will be
doubled in size and additions are
planned for the Faculty of Law.
ADMINISTRATION
An extension is planned for the
Administration building as well as
additions to the quarters provided fox
the Architecture Faculty.
Some new huts are being brought^
in. An enlarged office staff has made
necessary two buildings to accomodate about 50 office workers. Four
large huts accomodating 200 students
will be used for lecture rooms. Altogether about $300,000 is to be spent for
new buildings this summer,
U N Advisor
Gets UBC Post
The University has appointed Mr.
Geoffrey C. Andrew of the Department of External Affairs to the University staff with the rank of Professor, as Assistant to the President
and Lecturer in the Department of
English, it was announced from the
President's Office.
Mr. Andrsjv comes to the University with an outstanding record of
academic achievements and experience in national and international
affairs.
A former student of King's College
School, a graduate of Dalhousie University, and an honours graduate
of Balliol College, Oxford University,
he has been employed in business,
education and administration.
After a period of teaching at Upper
Canada College, he joined the staff
of the Wartime Information Board,
where he was later appointed Secretary and placed in charge of, information inside Canada.
When W. I ,B. was placed on a
peacetime footing as the Canadian
information abroad. He also served
as Advisor to the Canadian delegations to the United Nations Assembly
meeting in London and New York.
After the C.I.S. was united with
the Department of External Affairs,
Mr. Andrew became Chief of the Information Division which position
he now holds.
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Store and the AMS office.
Copies of the Student Directory
may be obtained for the reduced
price of ten cents at the same places
Most of the addresses and phone
numbers in the Directory will be
valid until the new Directory is
published next fall.
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Scientific Executive.
They are: Film Society, International Relations Club, Amateur Radio
Operators Association, Letters Club,
and Symphonic Club. Those five
clubs will serve on the executive as
representatives of all the minor clubs
within LSE.
Permanent major clubs which comprise the LSE executive are: Players'
Club, Musical Society, Parliamentary
Forum, Student Christian Movement,
Mamooks, and Radio Society.
Macdonald also announced this
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LETTER TO
THE EDITOR
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Trantcription  Degree
Professor Bernard Heinze will receive his LL.D. degree conferred by
the University while he Is In Australia. The ceremony will be recorded
In Vancouver and the record sent
to Melbourne where It will be repeated by transcription.
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ED. NOTE-Mr. F. D. Paquette, 2nd
year Arts, his complained that there
were several typographical errors In a
letter to the editor which he sent to
The  Ubyssey in  the  first  week of
March, 1947, and which was printed in
The Ubyssey on March 11, 1947. the
Ubyssey is pleased to print below the
letter exactly as U was received.
1205 22nd St. West,
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March 5, 1945.
Editor,
Ubyssey,
Dear Sir: \
This letter is written an the debatable assumption that some, at teast,
of the individuals responsible for the
confused background of simian chatter and subdued braying in certain
lectures are able 'to read, "tne habit
of talking during lectures is troublesome enough in classes of normal size
but under present crowded coiiditions
the need for some degree of self
restraint in this matter should be
obvious to anyone.
It is probably futile to remind the
loquacious one that there is such a
thing as courtesy as the word is probably net in the limited vocabulary
of which they make such frantic and
incessant use. But for the benefit of
mental giants among them I should
like to point out that one of the things
courtesy implies is some slight con-
consideration for people who adhere
to the quaint custom of attending a
lecture to listen to the lecturer.
Yours truly,
F.D. Paquette.
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TOTEM YEARBOOK READY
IN AMS OFFICE NOW
Copies of the 1947 Totem are no wavailable in the AMS
office. Students living in Vancouver are requested to pick up
their copy or try to have someone pick it up. It is necessary to
have the receipt stub and $1.50.
If you live out of Vancouver mail §	
«n the receipt, balance of payment (if
any), plus 30c in stamps to cover cost
of mailing to your summer address.
There are no more copies available
to order now. As many students are on
a waiting list to buy Totems not
claimed all receipt holders are advised
to contact AMS office as soon as
possible. Totems ordered will definitely not be held.
The Publications Board regrets the
late delivery of the 1947 Totems. The
delay was due entirely to late delivery
of covers by the manufacturer in
Toronto.
University Gets
Physics Grant
University of B.C. has received
$32,000 of the federal appropriation
of |150,000 toward nuclear research in
Canada. This places UBC as one of
Canada's top research centres in this
.field.
The new Physics Building will be
the centre of research. UBC scientists
will concentrate on the application of
atomic energy to civilian use. The
scientists directing the research include Dr. A. M. Crocker, K. C. Mann,
G. M. Volkoff, F. W. Belinfante and
O. Bluh.
Gym Drive Totals
$218,592.00
Donations to the War Memorial
Gym Drive have totaled $218,592.89.
Listed below are the donations of
$100.00 or over received from March
1st, 1947.
Kimberley &  District Community
Chest $ 250.00
National Paper Box 350.00
Montreal Trust Company 100.00
Nurses Undergrad Soc. (UBC)    116.46
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Employment Bureau Deals
In Occupational Advice
By BOB CHURCH
To many summer students who depend on summer employment to defray a large proportion of their educational
expenses the University Empolyment Bureau is proving to be
invaluable as a source of information and advice. The bureau
has aided in the placement of approximately 1500 in satisfactory
jobs and more would have been located with more cooperation
on the part of a large section of the students, according to Major
J. F. McLean, the bureau head.
In the case of men the most serious
problem is the reluctance on the part
of some 900 students to take employment out of town after signifying their
willingness to leave Vancouver. In an
interview last week' Major McLean
estimated that 1800 men had registered
for jobs out of town and after 1800
positions had been obtained for them
only half that number had accepted.
PRIORITY RATING
This situation was also creating
hardship in another group, those who,
for financial or family reasons, must
stay in town yet are unable to obtain
employment because some student
without the priority rating has already
got the job. "About 75% of this group
have been placed, but the situation is
very difficult for another 200," McLean
stated.
Major McLean stated that many of
the employers who helped,are getting
rather annoyed as the jobs are yet
unfilled. "At least 700 of those who
have not been placed could have jobs
if they weren't fussy," he said. "The
majority have no sound reason for
wishing to stay in town."
Jobs still unfilled last week included
mining at $6.61 to $7.11 per day, wood
work (sawmills) at 71c per hour, logging at 68c to 98c per hour, general
construction at 86c per hour, granite
quarrie workers at 80 to 90c per hour,
i-oasta! deckhands at $94.80 per month
and workers fo rcattle ranchers are
wanted at $100 per month clear. Besides these some cooks are wanted
and there are some positions open
with the RCAF summer training.
JOB SEGREGATION
Major McLean said that the Bureau
tries to segregate the jobs and ap-
%:
Adaskin Aids In
Musical Project
Latest on the list of joint student-
faculty ventures at UBC is the proposed University Symphonic Orchestra which, it is hoped, will be organized next September.
The orchestra, a co-operative effort
by the Alma Mater Society and the
new department of music, will in
effect be an expansion of the former
student Concert Orchestra, adding
brass and  woodwinds to the  strings.
Already the AMS has allocated $500
towards the expenses and Professor
Harry Adaskin. head of the music
department, is endeavouring to secure
the services of a suitable permanent
conductor. Present plans call for the
orchestra to begin rehearsals in
September at the same time that the
first UBC music courses for credit
begin on the campus.
The proposed aggregation, to number about fifty, will be an all-student
group and will be expected to assist
other student musical shows.
At present it is expected that the
orchestra will give three or four concerts a year. Both regular standard
selections and contemporary works,
including Canadian compositions,
would be included in the programs.
Speaking for the student organization which is sponsoring the endeavor, Jerry Macdonald, president of
the Literary and Scientific Executive,
had this to say this week to prospective orchestra members: "Take your
instruments with you this summer
and do lots of practising."
In time, he added, the Alma Mater
Society hopes to build up a collection
of  instruments for  the  orchestra.
Religious Groups
Plan Council
All student religious groups on the
campus with the exception of the
Christian Science Organization are
co-operating to form an Inter-Faith.
Council within the framework of the
Literary  and  Scientific  Executive.
Representatives from the Student
Christian Movement, Hillel Foundation, Newman Club, Lutheran Students Association, and Varsity Christian Fellowship have drawn up
tentative plans to ce operate in the
stimulation of religious activity on
the campus. Among the proposed
ventures is a special "Religious
Week".
plicants as much as possible so as to
give the individual experience in his
chosen profession, such as survey jobs
for the engineers.
Some of the jobs already filled are
varied and some are quite unique. For
example there is the deep sea diver,
the florist—and the goal of all ten-
year-olds, circus hands.
The woods and mines have been
absorbing the greatest number with
from 400 to 500 gone logging already.
'Many students are worried about a
strike in this industry and are loath
to accept jobs logging," Major McLean
said. Other positions already filled
include ditch-diggers, saw and pulp
mill workers, smelter workers, ranchers, dairy workers, car hops, waiters,
dishwashers, orderlies, surveyors and
truck drivers. Sixty students left for
the Yukon placer mines about May 1,
3000 REGISTERED
Approximately 3000 of the university's 9000 population registered with
the Bureau for summer employment,
2500 men and 500 women. The Bureau
cooperated very closely with the National Employment Service as a
branch of that organization and worked extremely hard to obtain the jobs.
Mr. J. W. Asselstine is watching men's
summer employment while Miss M.
Campbell fills the women's needs.
Major McLean also serves in the role
of a counsellor for the graduating men
and women, when not occupied as
chief and co-ordinator of all these
activities.
Of the graduates that have sought
positions through the Bureau, 85% of
the engineers have been placed, 65%
of the commerce students and general
artsmen trail the list with only 50%
placed.
With the women Miss Campbell has
met with'different troubles. The most
serious is the lack of good jobs. "Most
of the girls would take a job if it
would pay but you can't blame them
for turning down housekeeping with
its long hours and low remuneration,"
she said.
"I don't believe, with the present
situation, that any girl can 'work her
way through' college'." she stated.
FEMALE PLACEMENT
Most of the girls Save got jobs as
waitress or receptionists at tourist
resorts, sales clerks or office girls.
Some have been placed with the fish,
fruit and vegetable canneries. A few
have been placed as hospital ward aids
and some psychology students have
been placed in a mental hospital,
For those that are graduating there
has been ample opportunity for Commerce, Social Service and Nursing
studente. The general arts degrees
have been hard to place in the majority of cases.
Some of the girls have been placed
with the Dominion income tax bureau, the B.C. Telephone office, the
public health and welfare branches
and two have obtained positions on
the all-female staff of the new Sears
Roebuck branch in Vancouver.
Public Relations
Head Leaves
The University will lose one of its
most valuable assets when Art Sager,
UBC's public relations officer leaves
to take another job. No replacement
for the position has been announced
yet.
Sager assumed his position as head
of the public relations department in
May 1945 following a term in the
RCAF. Since that time lie has
handled publicity for the university
both in this province and across
Canada. "This is a Sager release"
became a familiar sub-head in The
Ubyssey.
He was a UBC Arts '38 graduate
and as a student on the soccer
team, active in the Players' Club and
president of the Letters Club.
Following graduation he traveled
all over the world by freighter finally
settling in London where he worked
first a.s a cub reporter on the London
Daily Mirror and then as a charactor
actor in a small Shakespeare repertory company. When the war began
he joined the RCAF.
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Led   by   prexy   Ormy   Hall,   the
University Golf Team winged its way
south last week on its second annual
tour of American Pacific Coast universities, and completed the divoting
pilgrimage on Saturday, May 10,
after racking up a score of four wins
against two losses,
The team, comprising Dick Hanley,
Doug Bajus, Hans Swinton, Davie
Dale, Bob Plommer, and Hall, was
the same as last year's red hot sextette with the exception of Doug
Bajus who has replaced Malcolm
Tapp, recently turned professional.
BELLINGHAM FIRST
The college golfers motored to
Bellingham for their first match on
May 3, and while there defeated
Western Washington College ll%-6%.
The sojourn at Eugene, Oregon,
the home of the University of Oregon
Webfoots on May 5 proved to be a
disastrous one for the Canadians absorbed one of the worst defeats in
their university's history. Led by Lou
Stafford, who has been rated as the
top college golfer on the Pacific
Coast, the Oregon divoters subjected
the  Thunderbirds to a  24-3  pasting.
LOSE AGAIN
Oregon State at Corvallis, Oregon,
managed to lengthen the UBC losing
streak into a two-game margin by
taking the total play on a 17^-9'/2
score. Again the medal play was over
an easy course, and as any seasoned
golfer can tell you, an easy course
favors the home team.
In a match featured by the Canadians' scoring under-75 scores, the
UBC sextette opened their Northwest Conference schedule on May
7 at Salem. Oregon, against Willia-
mette University by downing the
Bearcats 16-11. Archie Schultz of the
Willamette Tea took medallist hon-
ors with a 35-32 - 67 score, indicating
the high calibre of golf played by the
students.
DEFEAT PORTLAND
Hall and Co. moved on to Portland
the next day. and continued to improve their stroking as they easily
overcame the University of Portland
14-4. Bajus, Hanley and Dale all
scored one under par 71's over the
tough Eastmoreland course, once the
scene of the U.S. Publinx tournament.
On Friday, May 10, the six man
team wound up its week of collegiate
tournament play by edging a surprisingly-strong College of Puget
Sound sextette at Tacoma by a 15%-
11V2 count.
—Ubyssey Photo by Mickey Jones.
EASY, JOHNNY—Al Bain tries to relax as Johnny Owen, genial trainer of the Thunderbird
Track Team gives the former Byng star a going over. The 'Birds compete in the Pacific Northwest Conference Meet at Portland, Oregon on May, 24.
Conference Tennis Tourney Goes Friday
Tennis enters the Northwest^
Pacific Conference arena this
week when the UBC Tennis
Team, captained by former
Junior Tennis Champ Art Jeffries heads south to McMinn-
ville, Oregon, Friday, May 17,
for the annual clay court meet.
Jack Volkovich is managing the
six-man squad, which consisi of
himself and Jeffries, Bill Spajling,
Reg Anderon, Bill Lees, and Lionel
Jinks. !
The tournament held on the tarn-
pus of Linfield College, will be the
climax of the University's intercollegiate tennis season.
LOST TOUGH MEET
Last Friday in Tacoma, the squad
lost a series of close matches to the
College of Puget Sound in a dual
meet held between the two colleges,
and left the courts on the tough end
of a 6-1 score.
The one-sided defeat must not be
taken as an indication of the true
strengh of he UBC courtment declared Manager Volkovitch. Pressure
of exams, and apparent lack of «on-
dition cost the Blue and Gold squad
several close sets as the Tacomamen
rallied in the late games and slashed
merciless volleys down the sidelines
from midcourt to catch the Canadians
flatfooted time and again.
Thursday, May 15,1947
Page 13
CHICK TURNER, Sports Editor
ASSOCIATES ON GRAD ISSUE—Hal Tennant, Dave Barker
GRID PROSPECTS IMPROVE
AS LETTERMEN RETURN
By HAL TENNANT
Far from being discouraged by last Season's lengthy string
of losses, UBC's potential Thunderbirds are chalking the whole
1946 season up to experience and are laying bigger and earlier
plans for the 1947 Pacific Northwest Football Conference, on
tap to get underway September 29.
$>   Coach Greg Kabat has been assuring
himself of an even firmer grip on his
ORMY HALL
concludes collegiate tour
Cricketers Plan
Island Tour
Cricket continues as the only recognized Varstiy sport throughout
the summer months with two Varstiy
teams entered in city competition,
Varsity A and B.
Currently riding atop the A Division with two victories, the campus
eleven has shown some capable bowling technique and considerable batting power.
The Rowing Club was the first squad
to bow before the wicket onslaught,
and in the South Hill game last Saturday at Memorial Park, the Varsity
batsman won a convincing 119-91 victory   with  but  three  wickets  down.
PUDNEY PRESIDENT
Dave Pudney is the 1947 president
of the Cricket Club while Joe Parker
holds the office of club secretary.
Professor Warren is the faculty sponsor and erstwhile coach of the Blue
and Gold elevens.
Plans for an invasion of the Okanogan in the early summer are under
way, as is the mooted picking of an
AU-Star Eleven to represent the city
in the Toronto League later in the
year.
Toronto plans to send an All-Canadian team to England towards the
month of September in an international  test match.
charges' reins than he had last year,
having   already   spent   a   four-week
period cracking the whip over some
forty aspirants to next year's team.
VET GRIDDERS
Local benchwarmers have it that
last season's crew will be back in
strip to form the all-important nucleus
for next season's squad. Notable dissenter among the returning 'Birdmen
was "Big Herb" Capozzi, who received an offer to play for the New York
Giants football team.
But the husky guardsman has definitely turned thumbs down on the
eastern proposition, and will likely
return to the UBC campus for some
post-grad study. In this event, Capozzi
is a good bet to return to the Blue
and Gold roster.
FARM TEAM *"
New angle to the campus grid setup
is a proposed junior football team,
which would serve the dual purpose
of encouraging local interest in the
American game and building up a
healthy reserve of players for coming
senior seasons.
Kabat will start recruiting for the
new squad next fall, and will be calling for players under twenty-one to
turn out for training.
Competition  for the junior  squad
would come from Vancouver College,
and possibly from high schools and
junior colleges south of the border.
RESUME TRAINING
The conference-enrolled 'Birdmen
will resume training on September 9,
just twenty days before they are
scheduled to visit Caldwell for the
opener against College of Idaho;
Varsity Trackmen Prep
For Portland PNCC Meet
By CHICK TURNER
Varsity's second season in the Northwest Pacific Coast
Conference comes to an official close on May 24, at Portland,
Oregon, when a 15 man track team from the campus will wing
its way south to the City of Roses for the Annual Conference
Track Meet.
Last year the Thunderbird striders$-
■ placed second in the meet to Whitman College Missionaries perennial
track titleholders, and the feat was
considered little short of stupendous
in view of the fact that Blue and Gold
entered only eight events out of a
possible 15.
The UBC threatens to have a strong
entry again this year, featured by
the strong middle distance pacing of
Ken McPherson, Al Bain, and Pat
Minchin, who are slated for the two
mile, mile, and half mile events respectively,
PIERCY,  WAITERS OUT
Canadian title hopes suffered a bad
knock when it was learned that miler
Bob Piercy and sprinter Ron Watters
would be unable to compete. Piercy
has been bothered with a strained
tendon all season, while speedster
Watters has headed inland to aid in
the lumber business for the summer.
However, the Point Grey campus
has one of its brightest hopes in years
in the 440 yd. bracket. Ezzy Henniger
who captured the event in the Intramural Track Meet early in March
has been nudging the 50 second mark
consistently in training, and will be
a certain starter in that berth for
Osborne..
The 220 chores will be handled by
Chick Turner and Jack Armour,
while the 100 yard dashers will be
Bill McCubbin and Len Jenkins.
BLAIR IN MEXICO
Dave Blair who just missed the
Conference High Jump record of
6'2M>" last year at Walla Walla, Washington, is currently holidaying in
Mexico, but is expected to be present
at the Portland Meet.
The broad jump entry is filled by
stocky Ray Grant, who can leap 23
odd feet in fair style most days in
the week. Varsity is without the services of a pole vaulter, but the hurdling department has been taken over
by a Lancashire product by the name
of Sandy Robertson, no relation to
the UBC graduate currently twirling
for the Capilano at the Sixth Avenue
emporium,
The roster is completed by weight
man John Pavel itch who will heave
the discus, javelin, and shot put for
the Varsity crew, if he can be contacted before the Meet,
UBC HARDBALL
ARTISTS SIGN
WITH 'SPOTS'
Although plans for a Varsity Baseball team fell through, a scintillating
array of baseball hopefuls from the
campus have signed up on the roster
ot the Vancouver White Spots entry In
the City Senior A League.
Thunderbird hoop men, Kermode,
McGeer, Selman, and Forsythe have
donned the outfits of the local caterer,
while the coach ol the squad Is Norm
Krasllinl, another UBC student. Others
from the Point Grey Institution are
Dobbin, Leemlng, Evoy, McDonald,
and Naples.
Long John Forsythe has nailed down
the hot corner berth, kermode is playing short stop, McGeer right field,
Naples is on the keystone sack, while
Selman, Leemlng, and Dobbin comprise part of the pitching staff.
Vajda Makes Film
On Mt. Garibaldi
Skiing goes commercial during the
month of May. Peter Vajda and his
Western Intercollegiate Champs have
treked into the innner reaches of Mt.
Garibaldi with some of the steller
planksters of the Varsity Outdoor
Club where they will star in a movie
on Ski instruction.
Laden with equipment, and maintaining contact with the outside
world by radio, the adventurers will
be encamped amid mountain snow
until June 5, at which time the
picture is scheduled to be completed.
SUPPLIES BY AIR
Airforce planes are flying in grub
and other supplies to the home-grown
de Mille's who are combining executive ability with their mastered performances on the barrel staves.
Athletic moguls are wondering
whether the expedition will jeopardize
the amateur standing of the Varsity
stavemen, but observers have been
assured that Coach Peter Vajda has
taken the proper precautions before
turning the talents of his proteges
into profit.
1947 AMERICAN FOOTBALL
SCHEDULE
Sept. 27—College of Idaho at Caldwell, Idaho
Oct. 4—College of Puget Sound at Vancouver, B.C.
Oct. 11—Western Washington College at Bellingham, Wash.
Oct. 18—Williamette University at Salem, Oregon
Oct. 25—Whitman College at Vane, B.C.   (Homecoming)
Nov. 1—Lewis & Clark College at Vancouver, B.C.
Nov. 8—Pacific University at Vancouver, B.C.
Nov. 15—Linfield College at McMinnville, Oregon.
PETER HOBSON
. a blow at Square Leg
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Thursday, May 15,1947
Varsity Athletes Prominent
In Meraloma Title Triumph
By CHICK TURNER
The Senior Canadian Basketball Championship returned to Vancouver for the first time
since 1941 a few weeks ago when the Meralomas defeated the Assumption College quintet from
Windsor, Ontario, in five games.
Not   since   the   Varsity   "Wonder^
Team" romped to national casaba fame
in the second year of the war has this
western haven of maple prodigies produced a squad of championship calibre, and again this year the roster of
the champions was studded with
names familiar to Varsity sport fans.
Even Bob Osborne's Physical Education Department staff was represented on the Meraloma squad. The two
executives turned cagers, were Jack
Pomfret and Ivor Wynne.
POMFRET A SPARKPLUG
Pomfret, a local boy who made good
on the Univesrity of Washington campus where he starred on the basketball
and swimming squads, was the sparkplug in the Meraloma stretch drive,
and he struck for 14 big points on the
final eve's play while shackling the
brilliant Bill Coulthard in the process.
Wynne who U McMaster University's gift to UBC was considered by
many competent fans to be the headiest player on the court throughout
the Dominion finals, not excluding the
colored wizard from the east, Freddie
Thomas.
GRADUATES TOO
And there were graduates galore cavorting about while girded in the
Meraloma orange and black. Sandy
Robertson, captain of the Thunderbirds in 1945 and 1946 and News-
Herald Sportsman of the year in
1945-46 led the pack and was the
season's high scorer.
AGING VETERANS
Bud McLeod, Jimmy Bardsley, and
playing-coach Hunk Henderson completed the graduate galaxy.
Ron Weber, All-Northwest Pacific
Conference guard, and Lloyd Williams
were included on the Kitsilano powerhouse, and thus contributed the undergraduate quota to the cause.
Such a representation from the
Point Grey Campus stirs the memory
and rakes up the records of the UBC's
Dominion titles. Varsity has rolled
to the Senior Championship three
times more than any other scholastic
institution  in the nation.
YEARS OF FORMER GLORY
The big years were 1931, 1937, and
1941. But many of the drugstore
mentors are still talking about the
"peerless" squad that Bob Osborne
gathered together last year, the one
that snatched the first American Conference title in Canadian history. The
backstage managers are of the opinion that the 1946 quintet which boasted such classy cagers as Robertson,
Kermode, Weber, Nicol, Bakken,
Clarkson, McGeer, Franklin, Henderson, and McKenzie would have been
another championship club had
exams permitted.
COMPARISON PROVES
Historians of the game Doc Nai-
smith started with a peach basket
and a football back in 1830's can
compare the scores turned in by the
Vancouver and Windsor finalists.
The Meralomas rode to the title by-
virtue of the following scores: 76-49,
47-51, 62-51, 60-69, and 59-51. In 1937
the Thunderbirds defeated the Windsor Fords in four games, 31-29,. 31-29,
23-28, 23-20.
WHEELER WINS AWARD
AT BIG BLOCK BANQUET
UBC's Big Block club introduced something new to campus
athletic circles this spring with the holding'of the First Annual
UBC Athletic Awards banquet at the Hotel Vancouver.
Present at the ceremony were Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie,
Chancellor Eric W. Hamber and a host of UBC athletic officials.
 — -$>   Award   for   the   moat   outstanding
graduating athlete  went  to Johnny
JOHNNY WHEELER
acclaimed
Wheeler, letterman of five years standing, who spent four valuable years at
the scrum-half position on the Thunderbird English rugby team.
After the banquet at a short im-
promtu bull-session, Gordie Morrison
was elected president of the Big
Blocks, while the post of secretary
went to Harvey Allen, Morrison replaced Harry Franklin, Thunderbird
star, and five year winner of the
ccveted athletic award.
INTRAMURAL STANDINGS
FINAL RESULTS 1946-47
1. Beta Theta Pi  ••••  1154
2. Jokers  '. 1134
3. Phi Gamma Delta ....—.... 1104
4. Kappa Sigma   1091
5. Phi Delta Theta ....-■ 1043
6. Alpha Delta Phi 1005
7. Sciencemen       906
8. Agriculture   ■••■    9§4
9. Kats  -,...   794
10. MuPhl •■•■  790
11. Physical Education   709
12. V. C. F -  745
13. Delta Upsilon   737
14. Commerce   ....-■  696
15. Engineers     000
16. Psi Upsilon  582
17. Zeta  Psi '....  563
18. Phi Kappa Pi   535
19. Lambda     509
20. Phi Kappa Sigma 464
21. Sigma Phi Delta 411
22. Zeta Beta Tau  381
23. Forestry    366
24. Pre-Med    '  320
25. 1st Year Science 312
26. Brltskies     237
27. Union College  237
28. Mad Hatters   117
29. Tau Omega 100
EVENT WINNERS
VOLLEYBALL  Phi Delta Theta
CROSS COUNTRY Jokers
GOLF Phi Gamma Delta
ROLLER DERBY Jokers
SWIMMING   Jokers
TABLE TENNIS Sciencemen
BASKETBALL      Forestry
BADMINTON . Alpha Delta Phi
SKIING Kappa Sigma
SOFTBALL Pharmacy
TRACK & FIELD Kappa Sigma
TOUCH FOOTBALL (no winner)
NORTH-SOUTH AXIS—Pictured shaking hands during the
California Invasion, March 28, 29, are Tiki Kirkpatrick, AMS
President (left), and Ed Walsh, president of the Student body
of California which numbers about 22,000,
Hoop, Rugger Featured
Golden Bear Invasion
Continuous Quality
English rugger became a matter for
Pacific Coast concern this season
when UBC and the University of
California at Berkeley played a home-
and-home series that may well become an annual event. An added
attraction that helped to make the
California invasion such a big success
was the hoopla tilts between Nib's
Prices famous Golden Bear basketball squad and Bob Osborne's
charges,  the  UBC  Thunderbirds.
UBC's ruggar squad opened up the
Invasion by flying to Berekley for
the first and most thrilling of the four
games.
Ahead 21-19 with only 20 seconds
left to,(play, the UBC crew feij victims to Ed Walsh of the California
E^ars, who plunged over the line to
score the winning tally of the afternoon.
Things picked up considerably for
the 'Birds in the second game when
the   Canadians   threw   in   the   entire
first string £nd emerged with a 20-8
victory.
BIDDLE TALLIES
George Biddle, who played an important role in the preceding victory,
scored h» only UBC tally to hold
the in^iding Californians to a 3-3
daw in the first of the two return
matchei
The Bears managed to score twice
as maijy points as that in the Anal
tiff, but they were unable to cope
with the confident locals, who walked
oft* the field with an 11-6 win in their
pockets
On tie basketball front of the Invasion, hoopla fans were treated to
a couple of fast, exciting games.
The first contest ended with a
score of 64-50 for the Golden Bears,
and the Saurday night tilt, finished
with the 'Birds dropping one point
and leaving the maples at the end
of a 64-49 count.
Varsity A's
Sweep
To BC Crown
By DAVE BARKER
The Varsity Sophs, the Inter A surprise package coached by Jack Pomfret, swept to the Provincial Championship after being conceded but little
chance to emerge from their fourth
place berth in the city league after
an erratic season's play.
However, the hot-and-cold second
year quintet rolled form playoff to
playoff in great style to rack up the
first Inter A title for Varsity in many
a moon.
Meraloma Inter A's were defeated
three games to one in the semi-final
playoffs, and this victory earned by
Varsity gave them the right to meet
Ted Milton's proteges, the Arrow A
squad, in the city finals.
i The Arrowmen subsequently proved
to be the toughest opposition met by
the student cagers in their jounrney
to the provincial title.
DOWN ARROWS
The Miltonmen were downed in
three games to one before a capacity
crowd of relatives at King Ed Gym.
With this victory, the UBC players
gained the Victor Spencer Challenge
Trophy, emblematic of Intermediate
A   city   supremacy.
Next on the list of the Sophomore
victims was the Inter A team from
Hatzic. Playing a one game sudden-
death series to decide the Lower
Mainland title at Abbotsford, the
Varsity lads outplayed Hatzic 40-20,
in a rather cne-dded game, that left
no doubt as to the victors from the
opening whistle.
Victoria was the next in line to fall
afoul of the domineering basketeer-
ing of the students, and in a two-
game total point series played at Victoria, Varsity won by a 90-79 score.
The first game of the finals proved
to be a walk-away for the studes
who subjected the railroad junction
boys to a 51-28 shalacking. The second
game, however, was of a different
calibre.
The Klippers played inspired hoop
from the opening whistle and
managed to edge the Sophs by a 41-40
count. But on the basis of total points,
the Crown fell to the students by
virtue of a 91-69 margin. The second
year men received the O.B. Allan
Trophy emblematic of Provincial supremacy on the floor after the second
contest.
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Page 15
h BETAS WIN 'MURAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Wynne Seis Boom In '48
From the Physical Education
Department comes the tabulated report of Ivor Wynne's
Intramural Council which reveals that the Aggregate Intramural Championship for 1946-
47 has been awarded to the
Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Ivor Wynne and Physical Education Director, Bob Osborne presented
the Intramural Trophy to the Betas
in a simple ceremony in front of the
Brock Memorial Hall at eleven o'clock
Wednesday May 7. Dave Rae, acting
president of the fraternity in the
absence of Mai Robinson, received the
cup.
BIGGER AND BETTER
In an exclusive statement to the
Ubyssey, Mr. Wynne, currently on
business in eastern Canada, congratulated tho Betas on capturing the
trophy which had been out of circulation for years, and predicted an
even bigger intramural program in
1947-48.
The stocky product of McMaster
University at Hamilton, Ontario, revealed the publication of a booklet
containing complete information concerning all 'mural athletics. The
pamphlet due to hit the campus next
September" will include such items
as the official university track and
field records, swimming marks, etc.,
the revised regulations covering intramural sports, and the newly-devised   point   system.
ADDED FACILITIES
Potential facitilities for housing the
planned expansion have been increased during the past two weeks
with the construction of a hangar
of airport dimensions on the south
side of the Brock between that
building and the Stadium.
Boasting a floor space measuring
160 feet by 119 feet the temporary
wood construction will accomodate
if necessary three tennis courts or
six volleyball courts. A jumping pit
suitable for pole vaulting as well as
high and broad jumps, and equipped
with a cinder runway, will be installed on the south side of the
building. Plans for utilizing space
with golf cages, archery ranges, and
so on are in the blueprint stage,
pointing towards a complete indoor
sports emporium.
CONSISTENCY WINS
Although the winning Betas were
not successful in capturing individual
championships, their consistent performance throughout the year guaranteed them the largest point total
and a margin of victory over their
more erratic rivals.
The Jokers, winners in 1945-46 again
won the most individual events,
placing first in the cross country
race, in the swimming gala, and in
the second annual Roller Dsrby. Tlie
Kappa Sigs, former perennial champions of campus athletics won two
events, track and field, and skiing.
'BIRD  CAPTAIN
HITS BIGTIME
OVER HOOP ROW
Basketball players are usually quite
willing to hang up their strip after a
gruelling season of conference play.
However, Ron Weber, Varsity Thunderbird captain and high scorer, and
all Northwest Pacific Conference guard
couldn't convince himself that his
hemp-slashing days were over.
After the regular season, he shed
the Blue and Gold for the Orange and
Black of the Meraloma Club, and
helped to spark them to the Senior
Dominion Basketball championship.
In doing so he became the most
controversial topic on the Canadian
basketball scene.
"L'Affiaire Weber", as a downtown
scribe termed It, arose out of a protest
filed by the Victoria Legionnaires concerning the elegibility of the said
player. Tlie protest was revived during
the Western Senior Finals when the
Winnipeg St. Andrews club based
their argument on the residence ruling law, the second part of which
states: "Any player who has performed with a high school or college team
during the year Is not eligible to compete in the Dominion playdowns or in
any part therein."
A reversal of the decision of the
Canadian Amateur Basketball Association prexy, Laurie Irvin of Leaslde,
Ontario heightened the .controversy.
The matter was not settled until a
national polling vote of the CABA
executive was taken, and then the
volatile guard was given permission
to play.
—Photo by Dave Hazlewood.
REVtRD AWARDED—Pictured above are Ivor Wynne, David
Rae, nd Bob Osborne, who are looking pleasantly camerawards
after the stocky Wynne had presented the Betas with the
Aggigate Intramural Trophy. Former winners of the Trophy
wereuninscribed, but the 1945-46 winners, the Jokers, will
receje a niche on the base of the trophy as will the fraternity.
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The
Government of British Columbia
Through The
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
extends greetings to the students of
the University of British Columbia
The requirements of the University have always been
of major concern to the Government of this Province.
For the current year the appropriation was increased
by a quarter of a million dollars over that of the
preceding year.
Bursaries and Loans are available to students of
ability through a Dominion-Provincial programme of
Student Aid.
HON. JOHN HAUT, HCN. G. M. WEIR
Premier Minster of Education

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