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The Ubyssey Jan 17, 1946

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 Charge Political Clubs Would "Taint" UBC
Legion Seeks
Full Time Med,
Dental Clinic
• EXECUTIVES   of   the   UBC
branch of the Canadian Legion
are busy forming a committee to
investigate and submit a report on
the possibility of medical and dental facilities on the campus on a
full-time basis for UBC student
At their meeting Monday night
the Legion went on record as favoring this scheme and on completion of the Investigation the
proper authorities will be urged
take the necessary action.
Branch President Tony Greer
has approached President N. A. M.
MacKenzie, Dr. J. S. Kitching and
Miss M. Upshaw of the University
Health Service and all are heartily
in favor with the scheme.
Legionnaires feel that this setup on the campus would be a
tremendous time saver and would
insure dental and medical attention for out of town students away
from their regular or family doctor or dentist. More than one
third of the students attending
UBC at preaent are from out of
During an Interview Tuesday,
Grow said that many veterans do
not realise that under Order In
Privy CouneU 5210, all ex-servicemen attending University under
the Government plan are entitled
to free medical and dental care
tha entire time, not Just for the
first year following discharge.
If the committee's plans meet
with success it is hoped that this
scheme will include all students
and not just ex-servicemen.
Greek Week Now
For Yearbook Pix
• FRATERNITY   and    sorority
people who did not have their
TOTEM picture* taken for publi-
pages, may now do so for inclusion in their fraternity pages.
Russell Studio, 445 Granville,
have announced that this will be
possible only if interested students complete their sittings by
Wednesday, January 23.
Students applying are reminded
to be certain to explain their case
to the photographer, and tell him
what fraternity or sorority they
ere from. Ths charge will be $1.50.
Tis new scheme does not apply
to greek letter students who have
already had their pictures taken.
• TICKETS for tonight's  Commerce Party will be available
at the quad box office or at the
foot of the Caf stairs until 1:30
After that they may be procured
from mambers of the CUS executive, namely George Pierson, Bob
Morris, Hugh Gordon, and Harry
Bell-Irving, or at the door at the
Commodore tonight.
The party runs from nine 'til
Blackout Changes
'Intermezzo' Date
• FILM SOCIETY showing of
"Intermezzo" scheduled for
Wednesday night will be shown
Thursday night. Same time.
Same place.
Sorry, the lights went out.
Vol. xxvni
No. 34
•   FOUR top University of British Columbia debaters have
"excellent chances" of bringing back the McGoun Cup,
emblem of Wester^ Canadian debating supremecy, to UBC
tomorrow night.
Vet Conference
Survey Today
• REPORTS of three, Legion
delegates representing the University of British Columbia at the
Montreal conference of student
veterans in December will be given
and discussed at an open meeting
today at 12:30 in the Auditorium.
The delegates, G. M. (Tony)
Greer, Perry S. Miller, and John
W. Mackenzie, will report on stands
teken by them and results achieved
at the conference.
The attitude of government representatives and others present,
the necessity for an increase in
grants, and the delegates' impressions on the likelihood of achieving this, one of the major objectives
of the conference, will be covered
in the report.
They will also relate views taken
and exchanged and the committee
set up to forward them to authorities responsible, through the
Legion's Dominion Command.
Matters discussed and acted on
by the conference included housing
needs, educational problems, and
employment possibilities affecting
all veterans taking advantage of
educational provisions of PC 5210
and all vets ln general.
As the Legion representatives
were acting on behalf of all ex-
servicemen on the campus in these
matters of vital interest to them,
the meeting, sponsored by the UBC
Branch 72 of the Canadian Legion,
will be open to all.
• THE   JOKERS    CLUB    have
finally found a home for their
executive In the Phrateres club
Dave Hayward, President of the
Jokers club, declares that "the
Students' Council gave the Jokers
permission to hold their executive
meetings every Tuesday noon in
this club room."
He added, "Although this Is an
executive" meeting, naturally stag
women are always welcome."
Making this optimistic statement Wednesday, Harold Daykin,
Parliamentary Forum president,
said that the four men who meet
representatives of University of
Manitoba and University of Saskatchewan Friday were termed
exceptionally good debaters by
the three UBC judges who picked
them in recent tryouts.
Morris Berson and David Williams will face Peyton Lyon and
Max Haskell of Manitoba ln Arts
100 at 8 p.m. Friday.
♦They will apeak In the affirmative on the resolution, "That the
Dominion Government should
undertake to guarantee the pro*
vision of suitable employment at
all timet for all persons able and
willing to work."
Berson, a fourth-year Civil
Engineering student, went to Winnipeg for a McGoun debate last
year, and won. Williams, third-
year Artsman headed for law, was
a McGoun debater three years ago
before entering the RCA.
Pointing out that the debate was
open to UBC students on presentation of AMS pass, Daykin urged
a large attendance.
Tony Scott and Stewart Chambers, UBC's other two contenders,
left Wednesday morning for Saskatoon, where they will take the
negative tomorrow night against
At the same time Saskatchewan
will send two debaters to University of Alberta, and Alberta
will send two to Winnipeg.
By the time the debate here is
over, Daykin said, UBC should
know whether it has won, for results at Saskatoon should be wired
here by then.
Winner is decided on total
points, one being given for each
victory and one for the vote of
each  of  three  judges  at each  of
Queen's President
Addresses UNO
Education Parley
• KINGSTON, Jan. 17 - (CUP)
—The belief that "Education
must be universally shared" was
expressed before the world education conference In London, by
principal R. C. Wallace of the
Queen's University.
Forty-four allied nations were
represented at the conference,
which discussed proposed relief
measures to restore and equip
The conference prepared at draft
constitution forming the basis of
the London conference discussion.
First functional meeting of the
UNESCO wil be held next summer. The main purpose of this
meeting will be to elect a staff and
Vocational organization will be
Canada has been offered the
chairmanship of the sub-committee to investigate the problems of
the devastated countries.
They Said They Guessed Not
By Marian Ball
No, She Wasn't Used To The Weather
•   "I  GUESS you  are  not  used
to this weather," they said.
"No," I said, shivering slightly
in the sub-zero weather, despite
the thirty-odd layers of wollen
nnd fur garments, to say nothing
of sundry gloves, galoshes, scarves
and other necessary accoutrements
with which the inhabitants of
Canada, s^ist of Chiliiwack flad it
necessary te s'.^afhtr.^hsjinselves
between Oc tober and ' ay.   >
"Have you ever ;,ci snow before?' 'thoy  askcrl.
"Oh. >•(."<,• 1 ivpl oil brightly,
fighting my way out of a 10-foot
snowdrift, "but not ,n such groat
"But don't ym h,nd this wea-
tliT more invigorejiing than the
constant lain and (l fog in Vancouver'.'" thoy saidj
'Wei, uh, it is /invigorating." I
said, wordering hcaw anyone could
be vigorous weighed down with
about 150 pounds of the aforementioned necessary accoutrements.
"The people on the Coast do not
know how to heat their houses,"
they said.
"No?" I said politely, thinking
the people on the Coast don't
really have to know how to heat
their  houses.
"No," they said.
Then they changed the subject.
"Is it true that the people in
B.C. grow oranges in th:ir gardens," thoy said.
''It is very rare." I s.iicl. "In fact
I have never seen it done .successfully — just the occasional peach,
cherry  and  apple."
"Peaches,' they said. (This with
awe  in  Hi "ir voices. 1
"Yes," I said  happily.
"But   it  rains  constantly,'" .they
"Well, in Ocean Falls, yes," I
said. "But most people In BC do
not live in Ooean Falls."
"I have even seen the sun shining in Vancouver in the summer
months," I said. (I have.)
"No," they said.
"Oh yes," I said, smugly but
with deep undertones of longing
in my voice.
At this point I [ell upon the ice
doing irreparable damage to i\
pair of stockings my mother had
.Mood in line sev:ral hours to
"Y.ui ire not used to this wea-
ih  r,"  th.-y  tea id.
"No," 1 admitted  a  second  time
"That's the trouble with you
people from the Coast — alwiys
bragging about your wonderful
climate." Ihey said.
the four debates. One university
may thus sweep eight points.
Judges here, Daykin announced,
will be: Mr. Justice James M.
Cody of the British Columbia Supreme Court; C.K. Guild, K.C,
and W. L, MacTavish of the Vancouver Dally Province. Mr. Mac-
Tav&h has judged tv.'3 previous
McGoun debates.
Each debater has 2u minutes to
present his case, CTien each side
has Ave minutes for rebuttal. Affirmative has the flnal say. Berson speaks first for UBC here, and
Scott first at Saskatoon.
Lyon and Haskell were welcomed by Forumites on their ar-
rlvel here Wednesday morning.
They will stay three days. Professor Walter Sage, chairman of the
debate here, and Mrs. Sage will
receive the debaters and judges
after the contest.
UBC last held the McGoun Cup
in 1943, and held it once before
since 1935. No debate was held in
1944.   Alberta holds the cup now,
Points are given the debating
teams on this basis: 50% for argument, 30% for style and 20%
for rebuttal.
Berson, a Kitsilano High graduate, is taking a Arts-Engineering
double course.
Williams, a Lord Byng grad, is
vice-president of the Mock Parliament.
Scott and Chambers, both active
in the Forum now and before
their army service, were also active in the City Debating League.
Chambers is a minister of the
Mock Parliament. A Canadian
Scottish veteran, he is a law student. Scott, veteran of the Canadian Armored Corps, plans to enter government service. He is
taking an Arts-Commerce double
Daykin reported that Dr. Sage,
Professor F. G. C. Wood and Dr.
Joseph Crumb, who chose the four
UBC debaters from a number of
candidates, had described all candidates as surprisingly good.
Guard Wallets,
Miller Warns
• STUDENTS should carry their
wallets and valuables on their
persons at all times while on the
campus, AMS treasurer Garry
Miller warned today.
Reporting the disappearance of
three wallets containing money
since the opening of this term,
Miller said that several cases of
loss had occurred before Christmas.
"Some form of petty thievery
appears to be on the increase,"
the AMS treasurer said. "The AMS
will do everything it can to trace
persons responsible, but students
must protect themselves." t
Miller suggested that students
check over their coat-pockets
"particularly in the Library and in
Brock Hall" and remove valuables
before leaving garments In the
"I also know of two instances
where briefcases have been lifted,"
Miller added. "There are others,
but I am not able to give details
at the moment."
Any student caught pilfering is
liable to expulsion from the university, Miller continued. The BC
Police have not been called in, but
would be advised if there were
sufficient proof to enable the AMS
to prosecute.
Maple Court Games
Admission Change
• A NEW  PRICE  has been set
for  student  reserve  tickets to
all basketball games held in the
gym. Garry Miller, AMS treasurer,
announced Tuesday.
In the past, there has been no
speeded price f >r students, and all
reserve seats were priced at 7eie.
T!v new admission will be 50c
but stud nts must present A.M.S
passes both to the icket seller
and to the ticket taKer at the door
ol   the gy.n.
Rush seats for students remain
at 25e with pass.
Bullen Leads
Arts Faculty
the strains of the "A train"
played by Dave McLelland's band,
Charles F. Bullen was elected
president of the Arts Undergraduate Society in a spirited meet in
the Auditorium Tuesday.
Those of the 700 students who
filled the Auditorium who came to
see a promised pepmeet and Ma-
mook-lnspired yells were disappointed. But the Inevitable Science-
men created a diversion.
Marching on the Auditorium to
take over the Arts elections as
they have frequently done in the
past the Redshirts were faced with
a group of implacable Jokers,
guardians of the Artsman democratic privileges.
With a noisy rendition of the
Joker hymn they took charge of
the election and Joker-appointed
candidates swept on to victory at
the polls.
Bullen was top man, winning by
a narrow margin over Luke Moyls.
Joy Donegani was elected vice-
president of Fourth Year Arts.
Jean McFarlane is the new secretary-treasurer. Third and second
year executives are as follows:
third year president, Bob Heisler;
vice-president, Mary Dolmage; secretary, Heather Blundell.
Second year president Norah
Clarke will choose the remainder
of her executive.
Dave Hayward was unanimously
elected second year president but
had to decline the position because he 1» third year Law. He
was reassured that no-one cared
what he was, but Hugh MacL3od,
chairman of the meet, objected on
ethical grounds.
Red Display Award
• THERE IS TO BE a cup
awarded for the best table display put forth by any scienceman
at the Science Ball which will be
held at the Commodore on February 21.
The sterling silver cup is a new
idea this year. The prize offered
for the best table decoration in
other years will still be given.
Debaters Cross
Line In February
• PLANS FOR an inter-colkgi-
ate debate between Linfield
College, McMinnville, Oregon, and
the UBC Parliamentary Forum
were announced Wednesday by
Hal Daykin. Forum, president.
As a result of a suggestion from
R. D. MahafTcy, Director of Speech
at tiie American c.tllegc. a team of
two women from Oregon will meet
a similar tee.m from UBC,
The proposed subject i.s, Revived: that this House favors the
rritish Colonial Polk.,. The word
battle is tetuutivciy .scheduled for
the third week in February,
Linfleld has been invited to
print the debate in the University
Debater's Annual. UBC may print
their side of the debate.
Harwood Alleges Organizations
May Bring Pro Politicians Here
• CHARGING that the formation of political parties at
UBC might bring "professional politicians and party
stooges to the campus under guise of students," Bob Harwood,
leader of the Mock Parliament CCF, brought to The Ubyssey
Wednesday a challenge to LPP members to debate the
Monkey Suit
Not Required
At Mardi Gras
The following statement was
"Previous statements on the
question of inaugurating political
dubs on the campus has made it
necessary for the CCF Mock Parliament to express its views on
this topical subject."
"A few of the more obvious
of the innumerable objections to
the organization of clubs with outside political affiliatlonsV are then
listed by Harwood.
"1. All student activities would
soon be flavored, or rather tainted,
by the existence of campus political factions."
2. It Is not unreasonable to conclude that It would bring professional politicians and party stooges
to the campus under the guise ot
students, with perhaps a course or
two as a "front" for their activities."
3. At a time when Increased enrollment makes unity essential It
would be Ill-advised to create
factions, political or otherwise, to
divide the student body."
"4. Present outlet for the expression of partiaian views ( Par-
llamentary Forum, SPC, IRC, etc.)
achieve everything political clubs
hope to achieve and do lt without
outside affiliations and without
creating an unsavory political atmosphere at UBC."
Harwood continues, "Since the
provocation is mine, the choice of
weapons is mine. Therefore I
challenge Gordon Martin or anyone he may designate to defend in
debate the formation of political
clubs at UBC.*'
Place—Floor of the Parliamentary
Seconds—To be appointed.
Time—Wednesday, Jan. 23. 12:30.
gravers are rabid supporters ot
the Alberta Golden Bears.
Delivery of the anxiously-awaited
Hardy Cup trophy won by the
Thunderbirds from the Alberta
Golden Bears this fall created much
excitement in the Alma Mater
Society office this week.
Thc cup was lovingly lifted from
Its nest of straw by proud council
members, was dusted off preparatory to being placed on display.
And then the councillors looked
at the Inscription. It read "1943 —
University of Alberta."
• IMMEDIATE    registration    of
pre-medical    students    who
wish to observe operations at Vancouver General Hospital was called for yesterday by Phil Heaps
of the Pre-Med Undergraduate
Arrangements have been made
for visits by medical students to
the hospital on Friday and Saturday mornings.
Heaps, head of the PUS committee in charge of the tours, said
students should give him their
name, telephone number and year,
and should state whether they
prefer Friday or Saturday morning.
• SHATTERING    precedent    is
nothing new at UBC, but plans
for the 1946 Mardi Gras have made
the greatest concessions in campus
party history.
The tradition of the costume ball
in the New Orleans manner has
been waived by the ball committee
in favor of formal dress for women.
Men's dress will be optional, to
overcome difficulties in sartorical
adjustment caused by the shortage
of evening clothes on the market.
Dave McLelland's Varsity band
will play In addition to the regular
Costumes will be worn by two
dancing choruses presenting the
gay American Cake-walk and the
naughty Can-can of the nineties.
Brilliant and exotic as the streets
of the old Louisiana capital will
be the decorations In the Commodore on January 24 and 29, when
students celebrate ln aid of ISS
and the Red Cross.
A special decor has been produced as backdrop for the presentation of ten luscious beauties, all
vieing for the honor of Queen of
Mardi Gras. Rumors from New
York hint that Powers and Conover
models plan a union to prevent the
entry of any of these gorgeous
candidates into the US, out of fear
of competition.
Hollywood circles are threatening
the need for unemployment insurance for the Goldwyn girls, since
a studio talent scout sneaked a
look at the two chorus lines, for
the campus festival. How the girls
will appear, against the scintillating
backdrop prepared for them, in the
delightful costumes designed by
Casey King, is a matter for the
highest speculation.
Patrons for this most "colorful
and enchanting event in many a
UBC social year are: His Honor,
Lieutenant Governor and Mrs, W.
C. Woodward, Chancellor and Mrs.
E. W. Hamber, President and Mrs.
N. A. M. MacKenzie, Dean and
Mrs. Daniel Buchanan, Dean and
Mrs. J. F. Finlayson, Dean F. N.
Clement, Dean G. L. Curtis, Dean
M. Dorothy Mawdsley, and Dr. J.
Allen Harris.
Committee members advise as
little delay as possible in the purchase of raffle tickets, drawing for
which will be held at Mardi Gras.
Tickets to the dance, at three dollars per person — Dutch treat —
are available in the old bookstore,
Auditorium building.
Car Parade to Game
• BEG, BORROW, or steal a car
and participate In the big car
parade to the Brockton Point Oval
on Saturday, January 19. The
cars will assemble at Connaught
park on 10th Ave., and leave at
approximately 1:45 for the McKechnie Cup game.
• SPEAKERS in the new series "BC Poultry School of
the Air" will include Prof. E. A. Lloyd, Prof. J. Biely
and Prof. S. N. Wood of UBC; G. R. Wislon of the Federal
Department of Agriculture and G. L. Landon, Provincial
District Agriculturalist for the Fraser Valley..
The presentation of the series was announced this week
at the CBC's Vancouver studio as a new venture in network
Opening broadcast was heard
Tuesday, January 15 at 12:00 noon,
Pacific time as part of the CBC's
Farm Broadcast series.
The regular order of this broadcast will be changed Tuesdays so
that the BC Poultry School is
hoard first, followed by the regular
visit to thc Carson family unci stock
and   market   reports.
The scries represents a combined
etl'ort of the federal and provincial
(Vp-'ii'tnient.s „f agriculture, the
University of BC, farmer organizations, and the CBC. In eight
compact radio talks supplemented
ley printed bulletins, it will brim:
] radical intormation to BC
poultry men.
Those registering for the course
will be required to answer five
ciuestions on each week's topic, the
answers being found in the supplementary reading material or in
the CE'C broadcasts.
At thc end of tills course thc
IBC Extension Department will
award certificates to those with a
sullsfnctnry standing. Fee for the
course Is one dollar.
Organizations co-opt. rating include the Pacific Coast Poultry
Producers Association. HOP Breeders Association, and BC Hatcheries
Association. The Faculty of Agriculture of UEC and thc University
Extension Department are taking
an active part. THE UBYSSEY, Thursday, January 17, 1946, Page 2
What About Medicine ?
A common feature of university life today
is that everyone attending either is a worthy
educational cause or has a worthy educational cause. An energetic group of 125
students with these qualifications combined
are the UBC pre-medical students who are
still in the disturbing situation of having a
partial education with no definite and immediate certainty of being able to continue
to their doctorship studies.
A brief carefully prepared by the Pre-
Medical Undergraduate Society vividly emphasizing the almost unbelievable shortage
of medical educational facilities and lack of
capably trained doctors in Canada, can be
found permanently clutched in the hands of
any pre-med on the campus. The undeniably
startling facts in the brief are the argument
upon which they are basing their urgent
drive for temporary buildings to initiate a
medical faculty at the university.
The brief explains that the pre-med drive
is over and above the provincial grant of
$1,500,000 for medical buildings, "the construction of which may start in 1946."
"A  small  additional  grant  is  urgently
needed now to provide temporary quarters
on the campus  for  anatomy,  physiology,
organic chemistry, biochemistry, bacteriology and preventive medicine, and histology
and embryology labs.
This temporary grant will also have to
cover establishment of 2 lecture rooms and
a number of offices, and a grant of 30,000
square feet of land. Establishment would
mean that medical studies will begin this
Guarantee that the government grant of
$1,500,000 will serve to establish medical
buildings "sometime in the future" is not
satisfying the medical students who are
convincingly basing their pleas that not a
spare minute should be wasted in training
Canadian doctors.
There are 125 pre-medical students at the
university who are now finishing their pre-
medical training and who will next fall be
seeking admission to Canadian medical
schools. Eight English-speaking schools are
presently established in Canada, but their
total output of graduates does not exceed
The ability of these schools to accept
students will be hampered by a tidal-wave
influx of ex-servicemen with enrollment
priorities*- Only-15 percent of the UBC pre-
meds can safely anticipate continuing their
studies next year.
'Since this situation has hampered UBC
pre-meds in the past and will continue to do
so in the future the brief sagely points out
that "the necessity for more doctors will
become even more evident when the provincial government undertakes its proposed
post war.Health Insurance Programme."
Forty percent more Canadian doctors will be
needed to carry out the program when there
is only one Canadian doctor to every 600
persons in B.C. instead of the scientifically
desirable quota," it points out.
Another aim of the pre-meds which they
feel may only be realized comparatively
soon by an additional grant now for temporary medical buildings, is establishment
of a clinic or even a hospital on the campus
operating in conjunction with the Medical
Faculty. The pre-meds are slanting their
sigths at the educational ideal visioned and
realized at John Hopkins University.
Temporary 1946 quarters on the campus
instead of the temporary utilization of downtown facilities until the large $1,500,00 building construction scheme develops from mere
blueprints, will also bring the possibility of
medical facilities on the campus into view
sooner. No one can deny that a medical
clinic or even a hospital at the university
itself is a definite requirement for the medical faculty. Servicemen through legion
groups have been most vehement in expressing their opinions on the need of more
medical facilities on the campus, from the
public health standpoint alone.
The day is on the horizon when the province of British Columbia and also the Yukon,
is going to look to and rely on a medical
school at the University of British Columbia
for progressive research and great strides in
scientific advancement. The great glacier,
which was rather inconsiderate of Canadian
unity in failing to lower the Rockies slightly,
has made it imperative that British Columbians rely greatly on British Columbians.
Statistics tell us that British Columbia is
short of medical men, because, since it has
no medical school, other provinces have first
call on the graduates from their own medical
schools. Thus, until we have our own medi- '
cal training school we cannot guarantee our
population complete medical service.
Perhaps the hard-working pre-meds will
have erected only castles in the air instead
of buildings on the university campus this
fall, but 10 percent vision and 90 percent
hard work are requirements of any accomplishment. The pre-meds have the requirements. The establishment of their new
"medical" journal is another promotion
British Columbia medical students have
gambled a total of a quarter of a million
dollars on their primary education. If they
are willing to gamble this quarter of a million
dollars on a University of British Columbia
medical school their judgment should be a
safe guide to province-wide support of
medicine on the campus as soon as humanly
The    WaSSail    Bowl        by Norm Klenman
• THIS IS A MAD AGE in which to live.
Wars, strikes, murders, robberies, fires,
stagger us. The struggle and rush of the
present, the uncertainty of the atomic future
and the haziness of the inglorious past baffle
us. We are lost among the winding roads
of some unfamiliar place, and no one seems
to have brought a map aolng.
Such a philosophical beginning bodes a
weighty discourse on the Problems of Life,
but we assure you our purpose is no loftier
than the criticism of a popular "art" form
of the times, the movies.
The motion pictures you see, are a product
of this age of transition; they are moulded
by the attitudes which these times themselves mould in their makers as individuals.
They are designed as purely commercial
investments, and as such, they must please
a mass of people whose tastes are varied,
gaudy, and indiscriminate. "Scatter the
trash to the winds," say the Great .Moguls in
the International Settlement of Hollywood,
''and let the art fall where it may."
That is exactly what is done, of course.
Movies are turned out like Fords, and,
despite the care of production lavished on
them, the great volume of good literature on
which they %draw, the super-colossal stars
and sets employed in them, the pictures
produced are for the most part complete and
unadulterated rot.
We could point out enough examples of
gushy sentimentality, threadbare plots, and
hammy acting to keep a celluloid fire burning till June, 2062, but a few current ones
will carry our point.
Take the "Dolly Sisters", for instance.
Historically, it is not very accurate or very
relevant. The real Dolly girls were a couple
of vaudeville nonentities, famous and
talented in a temporary way. The sole
purpose of portraying their "lives", it seems,
was to show off the lovely Misses Grable and
Musically, there was little worthy of note.
"Rainbows" and "I Can't Begin to Tell You"
were a couple of lively numbers until John
Payne strangled them with his wire-rope
vocal chords.
That's a big fault with movies; fhey encourage us to accept the mediocre because
it comes wrapped in a gaudy ( package.
John-boy probably realises his limited
musical talent, but for something like $200,-
000 a year, he is willing to forget it.
And "Frontier Gal"! Pardon us while we
assemble our old Browning machine guns
and rake the "enthusiastic audiences" who
have kept its infamous reels in the city for
three weeks!
We deduce that the plot is a good one,
for substantially the same one has been used
in Westerns since the dawn of time. Miss
de Carlo, however, who resembles a Grecian
Urn even while wearing baggy pants, manages to take one's mind off other failings.
But Rod Cameron's performance cannot be
overlooked so easily. He gave us the distinct
impression that Gary Cooper and Dana
Andrews weren't required in motion pictures
any longer — he can imitate them both,
The crowning achievement, however, was
a brand new gag, done in movies for the
first time. The producer has broken all
tradition, it seems, for he has an Indian in
the play who says "Ho!" instead of "Ugh."
And to every woman he meets, he says
cryptically: "You talk too much." Gad, but
that is terrific. We are knocking ourselves
out with mirth. We only hope that the
originality of the idea nets some hitherto
underestimated relative of the producer an
Yes, this is a mad age to live in. Wars,
strikes, murders, robberies, fires all around
us. And you can add "movies" to that list,
if you will.
,   .   .   EDITORIAL PAGE   .   .   .
• Another
character said the; other day
"U's time ycu newspapermen
learned to write what the people
want. We aren't going to stand
for being told forever."
Mister S. (we shall call him that
for propriety's sake) was indignant. He felt discriminated against
when an editor refused to print
what he had written.
The burden of his plaint was
that newspapers are run by a politically-anxious hierarchy, repressing the natural expression of
"the real people" in favor of
capital-interested minorities.
A certain rough justice forces
us to agree that there is too great
a tendency for advertisers to direct
the policy of newspapers. Only a
few of the very greatest are free
of ths need to play their advertisers' games.
But this instance referred to the
university newspaper.    And it is
time that Mister S. and his friends
learned a few facts.
First of all, a newspaper of the
category of this one is not under
the thumb of any advertiser. Policy is directed by the students, as
a body .through the general meet-
ings of the Alma Mater Society.
In addition, its editors have no
political axe to grind, on or off the
campus. Mosv of them are finishing their flnal year of study, and
will have no place here at the end
of this session. 'They will be look-
ing for jobs.
But the important point, which
Mister S. has missed completely,
is that his group, one of three
which can be named without any
Stretch of the imagination, has an
axe to grind.
And a newspaper is no place to
grind lt. The opinions of this
gentleman and of his brothers in
arms will be reported factually by
any newspaper. They will also
be printed, if brief and concise,
as letters to the editor.
But what no self-respecting
journal will do if to run the
propaganda of Mister S. as "news"
or "feature" material. For that
action implies the expression of
policies which the people have in
recent general and local polls flatly repudiated.
The function of the press is threefold. It is to report facts, to educate by means of facts, and it is
to entertain. As an entity, any
newspaper is entitled to express
its policy through editorials. This
much is expected of it. Those
who do not like its policies are
welcome to read or to ignore.
The wise read, and take note.
The ignorant pay no attention, and
demand unreasonably.
If the gentlemen who support
Mister S. will make their opinions
interesting, through any one of a
dozen possible means, they will
find reporters anxious to get details, and to print stories concerning them. A newspaper loves
"good copy."
And anything exciting, interesting, amusing, or new, is good
copy. If the politically-interested
groups on the campus can And u
way to arouse general interest and
concern in their doings, they will
not lack space in the press.
But they will not get space to
publicise their theorizings simply
by asking for it, because not one
in ten of "the people" takes the
time to read such Unrigs.
The Editor
Dear Madam:
Our attentions and charitable
devices have been direet-d toward
the International Student Service
for the past week and we have
been let to believe that this organization is a just and worthy
cause needing our support. If I
have been misinformed about this
situation I would appreciate the
director of ISS on this campus to
inform me correctly.
In case the readers are wondering what I am referring to, I
hereby take pleasure in informing
the student body and others concerned of the alarming situation
arising out of ticket sales for the
Sadie Hawkins Dance, namely the
Co-ed Ball, held in Brock Hall
on Saturday January 12.
Between 100 and 200 students
were turned away because tho
doormen in charge explained that
all the tickets were aoid before
nine o'clock. Was it not stated in
the Ubyssey that tickets would
definitely be sold at the door?
Why should a university function of this character be limited to
so few students when the condi-
• LOUD AND LONG are the
lamentations of the more hypocritical of our church-going
citizens against the wartime precipitated increase of juvenile delinquency through lax liquor and
amusement control. Less boisterous but more seriously considered
thoughts along the same lines have
been voiced by parents as letters
to the editor in our daily newspapers.
Perhaps some of the real difficulty and a large part of the cure
may be found In the supreme antipathy of our city legislators and
the penny-pinching apathetic at-
tude of the general public toward
the activities of the teen-agers.
Thc thrill of parties and dates
has largely been replaced by a
casual feeling that such things are
commonplace occurrences to be
derided. The mild, vicarious entertainment provided by the picture
shows Is not the Ideal emotional
outlet for confused teen-agers.
The "big time" sensation of
theatre and store holdups Is more
appealing than a quiet game of
checkers. Yonth demands action
and excitement.
But what else is there? Young
peopls particularly like to dance.
(But public dance halls are too
crowded and the clientele generally too old for the average teenagers. Ice and roller-skating facilities are sadly overcrowded at
any time. Church and school affairs are all too often over-supervised and end too early in the
There is virtually no place
where the greater mass of fun-
minded teen-agers can go for an
evening's entertainment. The efforts of some community centres
and private organizations provide
dancing and refreshments but only
to a very limited number. And
there are still too many on the
outside not wanting to come inside. Perhaps there is something
wrong inside.
Why not more roller rinks?
Where are the private establishments with accommodation of high
standards and low prices — not
antagonistic factors if you have
been to the entertainment meccas
of the United States. The best
cabarets fall far short of the standards of comparatively lesser Canadian cities — and most unreasonably.
When is the Park Board going
to wake up and do something?
The destructive criticism levelled
at the Kerrlsdale ice-rink project
is indicative of the reactionary
pacificism of the board's smug,
self-satisfaction. We're still waiting for the already-pald-for Stanley
Park roller pavilion.
Would the city's schools lose
their exalted propriety if the supercilious cautiousness of the
school board allowed dances until
I p.m. Saturday night? The students are willing to back the idea.
The church can prove by action all the wisdom concealed in
the highly-embellished phrases
used to develop a sermon on this
serious problem of juvenile delinquency.
Nobody ever tried very hard,
publicly, to stop the establishment
of service centres and canteens.
It is political prejudice, official
antagonism and public apathy
which are responsible for this deplorable state of our recreational
facilities, which tveult in an objectless mediocrity of attitude
among our high school students
and young working people. Let's
give reconstruction a boost with
tions on the campus are as they
lire? I am now a third year student and if 1 remember correctly,
was it not a widely publicised fact
that some time ago the Brock Hall
held more than 1200 students at
the Frosh reception?
This goes to show that the Brock
Hall capacity could be stretched
to absorb a few of the returned
servicemen that are on our campus today and not turn them down
saying "there is no more room in
here for you boys."
In conclusion I would like to
utilize the freedom of the press by
making the following recommendations:
1. That at future functions to be
held in the Brock an elastic capacity be adopted until the necessary proposed expansion changes
are completed.
2. That ISS be given a little
more consideration in future before turning down any support
that may be offered.
Hoping that these remarks and
recommendations will be put before the student body in print, I
"Disappointed   Joker."
Ike  IdltyUey
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•  'STUDENTS who  are  out   of
bed by 8:3b a.m. on Sundays,
and have an interest at that hour,
furthermore, In the finer things
of life, can hear the world's great
books discussed on "Invitation to
Learning" on KIRO.
Programs scheduled are:
Jan. 20, "Thus Spake Zarathrus-
tra," Nietzche; Jan. 27, "The
Sketch Book," Irving; Feb. 3,
"Metamorphoses," Ovid; Feb. 10,
"Inspector General," Gogol; Feb.
17, "Ecclesiastical Government,"
Hooker; Feb, 24, Browning's Poetry.
March 3, "The Trojan Women,"
Euripedes; March 10, "Science and
the Modern World," Whitehead;
March 17, "Maxirris," ■ La Rochefoucauld; March 24, "What Is
Art?" Tolstoy, and March 31,
"Peer Gynt." Ibsen.
Many of these works are on various UBC English courses.
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•   PLAYERS' CLUB is entering its successful Fall drama,
Altar   Piece,   in   the   Western   Universities'   Drama
Health Week
The cast, led by Lois Shaw and
Murray Sager, will perform on
Friday and Saturday, February 1
and 2, in Edmonton. The director,
John Wickhnm Barnes, associated
with radio on CBR, and the assistant director, Jerry Williamson,
will accompany the cast to Edmonton.
Council voted them a travelling
grant.    The  Players'  Club  hopes
to defray    expenses    with   their
share of the proceeds.
Altar Piece will be one of three
dramas and a comedy to be presented by the Universities of
Manitoba and Aioeixa,
This drama festival is the first
among the Western Universities,
and is non-competitive. It ia hoped
that it will become an annual
At the same time there will be
held in Edmonton the Inter-University Drama Convention.
Held February   • CLASSIFIED
• SICKNESS, much of it preventable, is costing Canada an
estimated billion dollars annually.
To draw attention to this waste,
economic and otherwise, the
Health League of Canada has
designated the week of February
3 as Heatlh Week, national, community and personal health.
Although the state of public
health Is steadily Improving be*
cause of enormous strides made ln
the field of preventive medicine,
proven methods of prevention
cannot succeed without the cooperation of the citizens at large.
For Instance, milk-borne diseases still arc common despite thc
fact that pasteurization, a simple
procedure, removes harmful germs,
and diptheria is still taking a toll
of Canadian children despite the
fact that harmless toxoid is a
proven preventative agent.
These are just two instances,
but there are still many citizens of
this nation who continue to ignore
the facts.
Health must be guarded con*
tlnually through preventive and
other common-sense methods if
1 personal suffering, frustration,
poverty, broken homes and public
relief are to be eliminated.
A special feature of Health
Week is Social Hygiene Day—February 6. This day is set aside to
draw attention to the fact that
despite all efforts of official and
voluntary agencies, venereal diseases today constitute as serious a
problem as ever, 'iliat there must
be no easing in the flght against
the VD menace is obvious.
To Be SPC Topic
• DR. H. V. WARREN, Department of Geology and Geography, will give the first of a series
of talks to the Social Problems
Club at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow on
"University and Its Relation to
the Community." Place is Arts 100.
Dr. Warren's subject will be
"University Education — Why?"
Other speakers will give talks ou
the general topic at two-week Intervals.
The series should prove of great
interest to ex-servicemen especially, stated Peter Lindenfield,
SPC president.
Dr. Warren has been elected
honorary president of SPC.
• LOST: Black leather wallet.
Would finder please contact R.
Hughes, ALma 0192L.    Reward.
Wednesday, January 30th in the
Armouries.   Informal.
• LOST: Pearl and opal ring.
Finder please return to AMS office.
Meeting, Tuesday, January 22nd,
Arts 108 at 12:30.
in Ap.Sc. 237 Thursday noon. Purpose of meeting is to discuss a
photographic salon to be held this
spring and to explain the rulings
for the new darkroom.
PHY OF HISTORY" will be discussed by Mr, Gordon Martin when
the Russian Study Group meets on
Monday in Arts 204.
• MEETING: There will be a
meeting of the Pre-Med. Society
12:30 noon to-day in Arts 100.
Phrateres Meeting
• ALL MEMBERS of Phrateres
are urged to meet In Aggie
100 at 12:30 on Friday, January 18,
to hear the election speeches of
the candidates for next year's
There are two and in some cases
three nominations for each position. Nominations will be accepted from the flow. Speeches are
limited to two minutes in length.
Pat Mayne, president of Phrateres
will supervise the meeting.
"Pitto" Ponders
Philology Problem
• COUNCILLOR Nancy Pitman,
whose    preoccupation    with
names resulted in the transformation of the title, University
Womens' Association back to the
original Womens' Undergraduate
Society, has another philological
problem which she would like to
take up with the University of
Saskatchewan.. She doesn't like
the name of their student organisation which is parallel to the UBC
Alma Mater Society.
Miss Pitman's strange antipathy
was suddenly revealed during a
council meeting Monday, upon
receipt of a letter from the University of Saskatchewan requesting
details on construction of UBC's
"student union" building.
"Don't like the name," she
brooded. "It sounds like some
kind of underwear."
1946 Totems Are Still On Sale
Put a dollar down, reserve a yearbook
for yourself!
Totems can be bought in the quad,
in the caf, at the Library booth, or
in the Pub.
$1 down - $2 when book is delivered
Union Shop (AFL)
For Your Convenience
Hours 9 to 5 Saturday 9 to 12
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COLDSKI—Shown above is the result of four hours' cold exposure, waiting for ski racers
to pass. The picture was taken Sunday on the slalom course at Grouse Mountain, and shows
a contestant whipping through one of the final gates on the course. The guy's name? It
was too foggy to recognize him.
Want A Job?
by Van Perry
•   ANYBODY who wants to be a
news  photographer  can   have
my job, after Sunday.   It's frozen.
"Get me shots'of the ski races,"
says the Sports Editor. So what
do I get? Cold.
Normally we pay no attention
to sports desk men, but I used to
like Skiing, so this was a bit different.
The ski team tryouts were to
begin at some unearthly hour
Sunday morning, so newsmen had
to be on the spot Saturday night,
just to be sure.
Humming a gay little tune, I
piled winter clothing, Long Johns
and all, into a nice .new, secondhand US Army bergenpack. And
in the week-end gloaming, I lit
my little carbide «nd started for
the ski village.
Contrary to the opinion of our
Mister Bewell, that pack was heavy
from the start. It was full of food,
clothes, cameras, and ski equipment.  I stripped oil my Jacket
Then off came sweater Number
One. Then Number Two. Finally,
off came my shirt. Then it snowed.
Two hours later and twenty degrees hotter, I sniffled Into Hangover Heights. The tamp was on,
but the boys and the fire had both
gone out.
I went out, too. So did my carbide. Stumbling about in the
dark, I finally found somebody
home in his own cabin. I begged a
crust and a drink of hot water.
Well, there might have been more
than water in it.
Around midnight, the boys came
home to roost. We scraped skis,
coated thim with three washes of
speed lacquer. I was going to get
those pictures if, I had to chase
them clear around the mountain.
By three ack emma we were in
bed. But did *t sleep? Not on
your life. Army talk, women
talk, ski talk, and more women
talk kept on and on, and on. My
sleeping-bag was cold. The fire
went out again.
The rattling of grates woke me.
It was still cold. Great long icicles
hung from the rafters. When I
was dressed, my clothes were cold.
I made breakfast. By the time I
got to eat it, the Breakfast was
Shouts outside indicated the
downhill race on the Kandahar
run was under way. I had to wax
my skis. They were cold. I had
to load the camera. It waa cold.
There was ice on the lens.
The downhill run was finished
by the time I got out thai*. We
hiked again, from the village to
the plateau. There was no sun,
but for the first time I got warmed
up properly. There was still ice
on the lens of the camera.
There was fog at the top. Photographer Gordy Young and I
agreed it was worse than useless
to try any shots under those conditions. We left Jhe camera equipment in the First-Aid cabin. There
was no Are on there. The Ice
stayed on the lens.
We went skiing* I fell. The
snow was cold, r^f *od still and
smoked a cigarette. The fog was
cold, and the wind was colder.
The slalom races started. The
fog hinted a lifting. I grabbed the
camera, wiping the ice off the
lens with one grimy thumb. I
scrambled up the slope on skis
that slid.   Too much lacquer.
Then I stood still for hours.
The fog came right back down
again. It was cold. I waited,
while dim figures zipped by between the little red flags.
Eventually I unstuck one finger
and tested the shutter release. It
was frozen. I blew on it and got
it thawed out.
Somebody else came by. I
peered into the cold fog on the
ground-glass, and pushed the button.
The camera said "Brrrrrunk!"
I rewound film. I shivered and
shuddered. Somebody else came
whizzing past, throwing powder
snow all over me. It was liberally
mixed with fog. Both were cold.
I shuddered, and snapped the button again.
Somebody said the race was
"Come on," Gordy shouted.
"We're going down the Kandahar."
Fifty spills and a hundred bruises
later, I chipped the ice out of the
camera, back in Hangover Heights.
The fire was out again. It was
- - - oh, you know.
Then I came down the mountain.
Somebody had broken a window
on the streetcar, and it was cold
there, too.
Anybody want my job?
Oh, the picture. Shot that at
l-200th of a second, f 4.5, Super*
pan Press film, no filter. Ahd cold.
Honsefeather$ Ready?
Oka? Day Here, Oboy!
•   HEY, JJtl   Are you nuts?
If yoigrSr, Oker Day Is the
day for yl* And even If you
aren't, it's fei^ay for you anyway.
Because this ;is your big chance
— your lifetime opportunity. Of
course you want to become a
Joker. Everybody does. So be in
the auditorium at 12:30 Friday
(that's right, Alfonso: Friday is
tomorrow) for the terrifying mass
meeting of every Joker and would-
be dope on the campus.
Friday, January 18, is official
Oker Day. That's no misprint,
Algernon: we said Oker Day.
Ycu'll get your "J" when we get
yo ir jack. One buck cash for
Clutch your iron man - or change
ecu ivalent - in one grimy little
pav, and be there. Pay up and
shu, up, and you'll be a Joker.
Thei you can yell.
Audrocles, will you kindly quit
nsklng silly questions? Of course
tomorrow the Joker Club is open
for new members! Didn't we just
tell you the treasury is empty?
Primarily planned for the newly
arrived ex-service students on the
• Sign  Board
12:30-Letters Club—A108
Golf Club-A104
Glider Club-AS202
2nd Year Applied Science
(Mech. group)—AS204
Dawson Club— AS102
campus, Oker Day is being made
available to any male student who
is cracked enough (or wants to be)
to join up.
We take anybody - morons,
maniacs, misfits and mongoloids.
Take a look at Green!.. Can you
stand it?.. Take another look... Now
you're ready to be a Joker too.
Married men, leave the ball-and-
chain at home. Those happy little
characters still playing the field,
leave the current ball of fire outside. Check your pistols at the
door. This is a club for mad dogs
and Englishmen. See your Noon-
clay Sun.
After you've joined, you'll be
able to see stars anytime, day or
night. Wo don't guarantee Grable,
however.    She's got James.
No women allowed. Even thc
simplest moron (Joker, Class I,
Mark IX) knows they're no fun.
Not in large numbers, that is.
Oker Day opens tomorrow in the
Auditorium, at 12:30 sharp, with
the Barefoot Five playing the Club
hymn, "Scrum, All Ye Frightful."
See you in pandemonium, Alessan-
• MARY LIPSETT, former Players' Club member and a 1943
UBC honors graduate, was director
of a play, "To the Lovely Margaret," when Union College, University of Manitoba, presented
Theatre Night on January 12.
Mary, a Players' Club member
during 1941-43, is now teaching
German at Union College. She
took a double honors course In
French and German here.
Nominations Lag
For Presidency
• NO FURTHER nominations
have been submitted for the
1946-47 President to the AMS
office, said Nancy Pitman, WUS
president and chairman of the
Elections Committee, Wednesday,
The deadline for nominations,
which must be signed by 10 students, is January 30. They will be
accepted In the AMS office in the
Brock Hall.
There will be further details
on the LSE and the Undergraduate Society Committee elections
AMS GetsJTough
With .Students
noisy students    in   the   AMS
office was announced by the Students' Council this wek.
"The noise is caused mostly by
one student bringing about six of
his pals into the office when he
transacts    his     business,"    Allan
Ainworth, president of the Students' Council said.
In an effort to keep affairs down
to a quiet roar, no students are
allowed into the outer offloe unless they state their business and
obtain permission from one of the
office staff.
No student under any .conditions may enter the inner office
without Student Council permission and no student whatever may
enter the vault.
Vic-UBC Debaters
Tryouts _ February
Frosh   Debates  will   be   held
Wednesday, February 13, noon in
Arts 100.
These debates were Instituted in
1941 to promote Freshman class
interest in the Parliamentary Forum. Each year two tesms of two
persons each are cho&an, one to
travel and uphold thu negative,
the other to remain tt home to
support the affirmative.
Tryouts will be held about Feb.
1 and any Freshmen interested
should sign the sheet on the
Forum notice board, ARTS.
The topic is: Resolved that
British Columbia liquor laws
should be liberalized to equalize
them with those of England.
Law Faculty
Opens Tonight
• THE FORMAL opening of the
newly established Faculty of
Law at the university will be held
in the Brock Memorial Building
tonight. All members of the legal
profession have been invited and
a Iarg3 attendance is expected.
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, President of the University will preside.
On the invitation of the Chancellor of the University. Hon. Eric
W. Hamber, the Faculty will be
declared formally open by the
Hon. G. McG. Sloan, Chief Justice
of British Columbia.
An address on "The New Era"
will be given by the Hon. Wendell
B. Farris, Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court. The Honourable
R. L. Maitland, Attorney General
of the Province and a past president of the Canadian Bar Association, will speak on behalf of the
Greetings to the new Faculty
will also be expressed by C. M.
Locke, K.C, Treasurer of the Law
Society, R. H. Tupper, former
Dean of the Vancouver Law
School, and other representatives
of professional bodies.
The proceedings will close with
the introduction by the President
of the members of tlw faculty.
The two full-time members of
the Faculty are Dean G. F. Curtis
and Professor F. Read, who are
assisted by eleven members of the
Bench and Bar of the Province.
• LOST: A pair of flesh tinted
rimmed glasses in brown case between parking lot and Library,
Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Phone KErr.
3989L or leave at AMS office.
Odeon Entertainment — 10th and Trimble
StartTTonigKt -^ThT
Starring Constance Moore
and Dennis O'Keefe
with Dick Powell, Claire
Trevor and Anne Shirley
tailed 200" Extra Seats
Whidbey Island Quintet To Fly
McKECHNIE CUP BATTLES RESUME—Varsity's Thunderbird rugger aggregation swings
back into action Saturday afternoon as they tackle the Vancouver Lions in their second
McKechnie Cup tilt of the season. Scenes like the above will be repeated down at Brockton
Oval when the two English Rugby fifteens clash in what promises to be the epic battle of
the year.
UBC Ice Squad
Tops Pinemen
• AFTER a three week layoff
Varalty pucksters resumed play
in the New Westminster industrial
League last Sunday night to win
their first game of the 1936 season
against Alaska Pines, 9-4.
Although the Pines sextet managed to beat goalie Bob Smith
early In the first period, Varsity
retaliated with two quick goals to
take the lead which they held for
the rest of the game.
Sparked by Jim Rowledge's
smoot rushing ,the team kept up
a strong attack to end up with a
score* of 8-2 at the end of the
second period. Counters were by
Shumka, Rowledge, Saunders,
Porteous and Nelford.
In the last period, Alaska Pines
attempted   to   rally   with   heavy
back-checking and strong defensive worfl, bringing them two more
goal*; to Varsity's one, making the
flnal score 9-4 for Varsity.
The game was clean and fast
throughout, with only two penalties in the first period to West-
more and Purcello for roughing.
This week-end, Varsity plays
New Westminster Paper Mills at
8:25 Sunday night In Queen's
Park Arena.
O ALL MEN who are Interested
in refereeing basketball are
requested to leave their names at
the Physical Education Office before Friday, January  18th.
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Thursday, January 17, 1946
Page 4
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
TN more ways than one this is true of the
B.C. Electric. Ever since this company
came into being, service to the public has
had first consideration. We have long realized
that only on a basis of satisfactory service
can this company justify its existence, only
by helping to develop its communities,
can this company be developed.
Today In a more matter of fact sense, we
are the servant and the public is the master.
For through the Public Utilities Commission, the public is in entire control over the
operations of this company.
Rules charged and service rendered are
decided by these public representatives,
allowing the company only a fair return
on the money invested. In this way the
public receives service at cost, including
only thc cost of operation, depreciation and
velum on investment.
Rugger XV Meets Lions
In McKechnie Cup Game
*   UBC's Thunderbird rugger squad, re-vamped and in the
pink of condition, will be out for their second victory in
the McKechnie Cup series when they tackle Vancouver Lions
at Brockton Oval Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Coach Dan Doswell was unable      ——-———-—-—■—-———-—■——-
Intramural Touch
Crowns At Stake
to be the centre of action for
the Intramural enthusiasts these
days, what with the two league
championships going on the block
next Monday and Tuesday at noon.
The Alpha Delts won the right
to meet Lambdas in the Gold
League finals next Monday noon
by defeating the Fijis, 15-0.
Meanwhile, the Kappa Sigs
forged ahead in the Blue Loop as
they ousted the Aggies from competition with a 14-6 count. The
Kappa Sigma squad Is slated for
the battle of the season today at
noon against the Phi Delts.
Winners of this tilt, which is a
semi-fyial, will meet the Jokers
in the Blue League championship
contest next Tuesday at noon.
In. the volleyball, the Psi U's
managed to eke out an awkward
victory over the Zetes with scores
of 16-14, 8-15, and 15-13. The Psi
U team iheets the Anglicans in
the feature today at noon, with
KATS playing the Engineers in
the second tilt .
All teams are reminded that
there will be an Intramural meeting of team managers in the train-
ingroom tomorrow at noon.
electric eel being tickled under
the chin to turn on his switch was
one of the interesting scientific
things seen by Dr. William D.
Coolldge, formerly vice-president
of the General Electric Company
in charge of research, on his recent
two-month aerial tour of South
These researches on Amazon
River electric eels were carried on
In the laboratory of Dr. Chagas in
the University of Rio de Janeiro.
Though each fish is about 5 or
6 feet long, they could easily be
handled, says Dr. Coolldge, and
could survive several hours out of
water. They were studied by
placing one in a V-shaped trough
with slits underneath, through
which electrodes could be applied
to the body.
To turn on the eel's switch, an
uttendant tickled him under thc
chin. It could not be turned nn
by applying nn external electric
current. This is easily uiulerstnnd-
uhh', said Dr. Coolldge, for otherwise when one eel in the water
turned on his power, all thc others
In thc vicinity would have to turn
on theirs too, because of thc
conductivity of the water. The
current, he has shown, flows only
in one direction but is Interrupted.
to give the final line-up for Saturday's battle but said that the
field has been narrowed down to
20 players.
. When questioned on the outcome
of the coming match, Coach Doswell was confident that the Blue
and Gold will win out if the
Brockton field is dry, by reason
of the Thunderbirds' superior
For those who won't be able to
get out and see the tiff, CBR will
broadcast the contest, with Allan
Rowton doing the commentating.
This will be the second time for
both teams, UBC having played
Victoria in the season opener, and
Vancouver having played the Victoria squad during the holidays.
A Thunderbird triumph will put
them ahead of the Crimson Tide
from Vancouver Island, two wins
to one.
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identification inside, please turn
in to AMS office.
• ALL GIRLS act the same when
they want a kiss.   The difference comes when they want another one.
• VARSITY'S Intermediate B
hoopers came through with
their 10th league victory of the
season as they scored an easy
45-37 victory over a hard-fighting
Arrow quintet at King Edward
Gym Tuesday night. The Blue and
Gold club Is still undefeated in
the league.
Starting fast, the campus cagers
took a quick lead and were never
headed. Pat McGeer, coach of the
young Varsity squad, sent his team
on the floor with a zone defence
that stopped Arrows cold.
"Long John" Forsythe was the
star of the evening as he racked
up a total of 17 points for the
Students. Johnson was top man
for the Transfermen with 8.
VARSITY-Mathews 8, Bray 2,
Boyes 8, Young, Forsythe 17, Plant
8, Barker 2—45.
ARROWS —Dinsmore 1, LeFoll,
Russel 2, Shaw 6, Johnson 8. Bell 4,
Christiansen 4, Arneson, Marshall
4, Curtis 6, Kehoe 2-37.
Cougar Cagers
Conk Huskies
Oregon State 3 0 1.000 148 131
Washington .... 2  1    .607  118 123
Idaho 2 3    .400 229 228
Oregon   12    .333  138  150
Wash. State .... 0 3 .250 161 162
Cougars returned to form on
their home floor at Pullman,
Wash., Tuesday night as they
showed a complete reversal of
form by stopping Coach Hec Ed-
mundson's highly-touted Washington Huskies, 47-37.
Holding a 28-la lead at the
halfway mark, the Staters maintained the 10-point margin through
the second half to the final gong.
Flashing his form of yore, lanky
All-American pivotman Vince
Hanson bounced back into prominence as e paced his team-mates
in snapping the WSC losing streak
at three games.
The Pullman quintet lost its first
two games of the season to the
Univerity of Washington outfit.
After-Game Mixer
Saturday Night
e FIRST OF A series of aftergame mixers will be held In
Brock Hall Saturday evening after
the basketball contest between
ThunderbirdsiBnd Whidbey Island
Navy Fliers. ■
Sponsor of the first mixer is the
Engineers' Undergraduate Society,
with Bob Lister in charge. He has
tagged the mixer "The Whidbey
The affair will be rrom 9 to 12
p.m. Joe Micelli's Band will pit"
Admission will be fl per coupie,
Lister announced.
Other campus organizations will
sponsor similar mixers.
NAVY CAGER-Jack Knopp, star
centerman with the Whidbey Island
Navy Flyers, will make an appearance on the UBC maple courts
when the American quintet flies
here for Saturday night's tilt
against the Thunderbirds.
UBC Soccer Xl's
Tangle Saturday
year takes place on the Stadium Upper Field Saturday afternoon at l:30Vhen the university's
two teams meet in the second
round of Imperial Cup play.
This game will be the first
league contest between the two
squads since they are in different
leagues and usually don't play
each other during the year. Both
teams will be playing for keeps on
Saturday for the winner of this
match will enter the semi-finals
of cup play.
Both teams are signing up new
players from the ranks of returned
veterans. Varsity Gold-shirts will
have newcomers Pat Harrison,
Gus MasSween and Chuch Gud-
mundson in strip. UBC boasts
added strength in a couple of ex-
Jayos, Art Errickson and Dick
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• WE'VE HAD IT! We screamed when it was suggested.
The Golf Club manager banged his head against the
wall when he heard about it. The green keepers let out a
low groan when we told them. But nevertheless, it's here.
What's here? Why the Varsity Womens' Golf Championship,
of course.
Yes, the club is holding a golf tournament for the women
divoters on the campus. So come on gals and show the men
how it's done. Since this is the first time that such a
tournament has been organized give it your full backing.
The set-up is as for the men's tourney. There will be a
qualifying round played on a given date, and from the scores
handed in, the schedule will be drawn up. The championship
flight made up of the low sixteen players of the qualifying
round will play off, and the losers will comprise the first
The winners form the real championship flight and play
down without handicap. First, second, third flight, etc. play
down on a handicap difference of %. This method of play
means that the good player has a chance to shine, and yet
the poorer player has equal chance of being among the
winners, owing to the handicapping of the better players.
By the way, if you think that you cannot enter because you
have no fixed handicap - forget it — we'll give you one.
Fair enough? Okay! Then let's see all women that even
tried to swing a club during Sadie Hawkins week turn out
tomorrow at noon in Arts 104. Final arrangemtens will be
made to obtain a qualifying list of players. Remember, not
enough girls, no tournament.
See you and your friends tomorrow at noon!
Here For Hoop Tilt Saturday
•   VARSITY'S Thunderbird basketball outfit will seek its
13th victory of the season when it takes on the Navy
quintet from Whidbey Island in an exhibition tilt at Varsity
Gym Saturday night.   Tip-off time is 8:30.
————————————— Since   Sandy    Robertson   is   a
Natators Prep
For Swim Gala
• VARSITY'S swimming enthusiasts ar? rapidly getting
in shape for the University Swimming Gala, slated to take place
at the Crystal Pool on Saturday,
February 2. Splashing starts at
7:30 p.m.
Coach Doug Whittle of the
Swim Club expects a great turnout for the event, and keen competition between the various Intramural teams will be at a peak.
The program includes all of the
standard events featured at college swim meets, with plenty of
variety for the spectators. Price
of admission will be 25 cents to
pay for rental costs.
The following ls the  complete
list of events for the Swimming
Gala.   These eventa are the same
for men and women contestants
unless definitely stated otherwise.
Event 1—SO yards free style, followed by 50 yards breast stroke
and 50 yards back stroke.
Event 4—Medley   relay,   team   of
three, SO yards of breast stroke
back   stroke   and free  style,
ISO yards in all.
Event 5—100 yards free style.
Event 6—200 yards relay, team of
four, each swims SO yards.
Event 7—Diving, two compulsory:
Swan  (plain forward header)
and Jacknife   (pike-dive forward), two optional dives.
Event 8—200 yards novelty   relay,
team of four.
Groups may enter one swimmer
in each event and one team in
each relay.   Each swimmer is allowed to enter two events, two
relays, and the diving.   In events
where heats   are   necessary,' the
time will indicate   the   winners.
There will be no finals in any
POINT AWARDS-For the individual events. 1st—o pts., 2nd—4
pts., 3rd-2 pis., 4th—1 pt. For
the relays, 1st—10 pts., 2nd—6 pts.,
3rd—2 pts. Points will be awerded
to the Intramural teams as follows: 5 pts. lor each individual
and 10 pts. for the relay teams, a
a maximum of 50 pts, for each
Intramural team.
The Swimming Club again wishes to extend to the Intramural
teams the opportunity of holding
their eliminations and practises
during their time at the Crystal
Pool on Monday and Wednesday
afternoons. As the entries must
bs in the Men's P.E. office by January 25 at 4:30 p.m. Selection of
the teams can not be left to the
last day.
The Swimming Club executive
wishes to point out to membsrs
and would-be members that the
club's 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. time on
Monday is not being used as much
as it might be. This Is fine for
those who turn out, but the Swim
Club would like to see a better
attendance, and more members
making use of Coach Whittle's
valuable assistance.
Prairie Hoop Meet
• CANADA'S prairie colleges are
featuring a gala basketball
tournament in Winnipeg on January 31 and February 1. Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan
will send teams to the Manitoba
capital lor the meet which will
also feature the Manitoba quintet.
Basketball—Arts IB vs Commerce;
Arts 4 vs Home Ec.
Volleyball—Arts 3 vs Arts IB;
Aggies vs Nurses.
candidate for "The Vancouver
News-Herald's Sportsman of the
Year" award, the Thunderbird
basketballers will attend the banquet at the Georgia Hotel before
the game,
There'll be entertainment after
the game at "The Whidbey Whirl",
a dance in the Brock Hall being
sponsored by the Engineers' Undergraduate Society.
The Blue and Gold quintet will
be short-handed still, playing with
nine players. Coach Bob Osborne
has yet to choose another hooper
to take pivotman Gordy Sykes'
The Flyers, who are paying the
Thunderbirds a return visit, have
sent word that their starting lineup will have Smock and Ryan at
forwards, Rowe at center, and
Hartman and Reynolds at the guard
The Whidbey quintet played here
last January, the Varsity squad
barely managing to eke out a
thrilling 51-50 triumph over the
visiting Flyers.
However, the 'Birds are more
highly favored this time, having
squelched Whidbey on their home
floor by a 65-48 count on December 28.
Coach Osborne announced that
Joe Martin and Floyd Ferler will
be back from Bellingham to handle
the game Saturday night.
Tickets may be obtained at Percy
Hick's Ticket Bureau or at the
Alma Mater Society offices.
Game time is 8:30.
UBC Chiefs Rest
As Lights Go Out
• UBC's CHIEFS, Varsity's entry ln the Senior A Intercity
Basketball loop, took a rest Wednesday night in spite of their
scheduled game against the second-plaoa Lauries. Power trouble
in the University Gym accounted
for the postponement.
The Gym went into darkness at
approximately 6:30 p.m. and electricians were unable to remedy
the trouble in time for the regular
league tilt that was slated for 8:30.
Although no definite arrangements have been made as yet,
the postponed game will probably
he held at King Edward Gym on
Saturday night.
Something Fishy
At Kappa Table
• CAF SOCIETY is goggling at
the Kappas today, hoping that
another Joker will play whale to
some poor goldfish again.
Wednesday's fish-swallowing act,
performed by the pride of the Redshirts, Paul Chutter (who is in his
final year of mechanical engineering, and should know better)
marked the culmination of Joker
activity in aid of the ISS.
Chutter engulfed the wriggling
morsel of drawing-room decoration
while seated on the K's table, And
today, every other table in the
Underbill eatery is seriously considering installation of a goldfish
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