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The Ubyssey Oct 28, 1945

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Vol. xxvra
Mock House
On March II
Uniyersity of British Columbia,
which last year caused a minor
turmoil that hit Vancouver front
pages, will meet in Brock Hall on
Party caucuses are scheduled foi
today. Progressive Conservatives
meet in Arts 102, Liberals in Arts
103, Labor   Progressives   in   Arts
104, Indepedents   and   others   in
Arts 106 and CCF in Arts 108.
Campaign speeches will be delivered March 6 in Arts 100 when
representatives to the Mock House
Copy For 'Bird
Wanted March 9
Deadline for copy for the second
issue of the UBC Thunderbird has
been extended to March 9. according to' an announcement by
Jchn Green, editor of the magazine.
Contributions of all kinds ar;.
still required, particularly featun.
articles, columns and other non-
fiction material. Articles should be
of 1000 words or less, but exceptions will be considered. Tnere
are no limitations of subject matter or style.
Poetry and short stories are also
needed, as well as humorous material. Positions of staff cartoonist
and staff artist a.e  now open.
The second issue of the magazine, which is planned to be
considerably larger than" the first,
will go on sale before the end ot
March, provided sufficient contributions ?re received before the
new deadline.
A few copies of the first issue
will be sold during Visitors' Day
for the down-town public and for
those students who have been unable to obtain  a copy.
Dr. Akrigg Wins
er Award
AWARD of a fellowship for res-
ident study at the Folger Shakes-
speare library in Washington, DC,
to Dr. G. P. V. Akrigg of tlw.
UBC Department of English was
announced Tuesday by university
Dr. Akrigg. a member of the
UBC staff sinco 1941, has been
granted leave of absence from his
teaching duties, and will leave for
tha United States capital in September.
University officials believed It
was the first award of a Folger
Fellowshlpl to a Canadian. The
award is valued at $2,500 and covers a period of nine months' study.
Dr. Akrigg obtained his BA and
MA from UBC, and his Doctorate
from the University of California
in 1944.
ALL STUDENTS living in apartments will meet on Tuesday,
March 2, at 12:30 p.m. in Arts 108,
to discuss aid to the Memorial
Gymnasium drive.
No. 52
Visitors' Day, the first of its kind in the
history of the university, will need the complete support of every family of every
student in the university.
"OPen House," ordained a "lost cause" by
the Faculty Committee of Student Affairs
last fall, has been replaced by the student-
sponsored Visitors' Day, held in conjunction
with the Gymnasium Campaign. Every
student is expected to invite at least two
people to come and visit the University ot
B.C. at work and at play this Saturday.
If our crowded university makes a good
impression upon enough people there should
be little difficulty in obtaining complete support for the War Memorial Gymnasium
However, the emphasis is on the "come
and see the University of British Columbia
at work" angle.
Bring your mother, father, brothers, sisters, grandmother, grandfather, out to the
university Saturday.
Floats Parade In Town Today
A PARADE of decorated floats
through downtown streets this
afternoon will publicize Visitors'
Day, Saturday and the Gym drive.
The drive is sponsored by the
EC Rugby Union.
Major and minor UBC sports
will be themes on floats entered
by the Jokers and fraternities.
The University Branch of the
Canadian Legion was reported
Wednesday negotiating for the use
if a model of the new Gymnasium
scheduled to appear In a BCER
window display.
David Spencer Ltd. will enter a
lloat in the parade.
TWO THOUSAND student tickets
for the March 12, 13 and 14 presentation of thc Players Club spring
production, "Berkeley Square," are
available now at the auditorium
main box-office, Jim Argue, Plny-
err.' advertising manager, an
nounced Tuesday.
Tickets are free on presentation
of AMS pass. Sale of tickets to
the public for thc March IS and 16
presentations Is good, 9rgue reported.
Thc box-office ls at the auditorium entrance facing the administration building.
Vancouver Institute jn Arts 100 al
8:30 p.m. Saturday will hi addressed by Leon J. Ladner, KC.
president of tho Vancouver branch
,.f the Canadian Institute of International  Affairs.
Subject of Mr. Ladner\s address
will be "Inflation and Taxation",
meetings are open to the public,
and there is no charge for admission.
UBC News Now
CKNW NOW SPONSORS newscasts of UBC activities at 4:05
Monday  through  Friday.
These broadcasts spotlight campus news of interest to the general public.
Sixth program in Univerity Radio Society'^ half hour weekly
dramatic series ls scheduled for
8:30 tonight on CKMO.
This week's Campus Theatre
productfbn will feature a play
written and directed by ex-UBC
student Keith Cutler.
PROPOSAL of the Undergraduate Societies Committee to restrict
the financial powers of Student
Council was criticized Tuesday by
Garry Miller, AMS treasurer.
USC gave unanimous approval
Monday to a resolution proposing
that final decisions on expenditures
of more than $1,000 should be left
to USC or to a general AMS meeting. At present the budgeting of
any sum is in Student Council
Miller declared: "All financial
decisions should remain with the
Student Council. USC should be
used as a sounding board only.
J'tudent Council should seek its
opinions and then act according
to those opinions and its own information."
Minute of the USC meeting
dealing with the question was re-
l'irrod/back te the USC with a
Stud/nt Council request for con-
"USC   cannot   la p.e   to   have   the
overall picture of financial matters
that the Student Council has,"
Miller added. "It hasn't the same
contacts with the student body.
Only Student Council members,
dealing with these matters every
day, can make, proper decisions."
Jack Beveridge, Engineers' Undergraduate Society president,
moved the USC motion. Supporting him. Gordon Genge, also of
EUS, mentioned a loss of $2,500
suffered by the AlrtS as a result
of the Thunderbird-Husky football
One USC memoer, claiming
growing power for tSC, declared:
"The USC will act as thc House
of Commons, Student Council as
the House of Lords."
' Miller accused USC of being
over-critical of Student Council
instead of "doing something constructive." He declaied that all
I'M-ful jobs being done by USC had
been originated by Student Council,
"However. USC should certainly
critic i/e us when it is ivarranted."
he added.
Through co-operation of the
Chief of Police and the BCER
btreetcars and traffic will be rerouted for the'parade.
The  committee   asks    therefore
that   cars   be  ready   to  leave  on
Floats will assemble at Cambie
Street Grounds at 1:30 to be ready
to leave at 2 p.m. sharp.
The floats will proceed along
Cambie to Hastings, along Hastings
to Granville, up Granville to
Georgia, along Georgia to Burrard,
down    Burrard    to   the   Marine
Building    where   the   cars    will
Coeds equipped with the familiar
Gym drive bottle will collect from
I ystanders and will s-'ll tickets
to the Saturday rugby game on
downtown corners.
Two bands will take part in
the parade. The No. 11 Squadron
Cadet Band RCAF and Arthur
Delamont's Varsity band will play.
The committee includes Jimmy
Stewart, in charge of floats; Earl
Clement, in charge of coed-collectors, and Owen Gilpin, parade
Professor Walter Gage did his
best yesterday to get the $50
"operation  dollar"   cheque.
Halfway through a Math 8 lcc-
turv he stopped talking abruptly,
drew a quantity of "operation dollar" tickets from his pocket and
went up and down the aisles
handing out the tickets and asking
for  "Mr.  Dollar".
No one had the cheque.
IRC Told Of
Worfd State
Club members were urged Monday to work for the formation of
a permanent world government, by
Max Freedman, Ottawa political
expert, during an address on Canada's foreign policy and tiie UNO.
Mr. Freedman, who was an observer for the Canadian Government at the recent UNO conference, said those who favored a
reduction of national sovereignty
for world peace were in a minority. Towever, he added, their
beliefs were being taken up by
an increasing number of persons.
He cited as favorable the fact
that on two successive days last
November, Ernest Bevin and Antony Eden spoke in the House of
Commons for limitations of
Canada, the world's second largest export nation and third trading
nation, was acquiring increased
prestige in world affairs, Mr.
Freedman declared,
Recalling incidents in the history
of Canada's foreign affairs, he said
this country had led the attack to
"whittle down" Article X of the
League covenant, which would
have been the backbone of the
Canada's independence of British foreign policy, first Indicated
by her attitude on sending troops
to Egypt and South Africa, was
finally demonstrated by her separate declaration of war in 1939,
a week after Britain's.
Of Canadian relations with Russia, he declared that' the Soviets
did not forget that In 1919 Canada
.had refused to send an army force
to join the Allied invasion of
He spoke of the result, at San
Francisco and at the more recent
conference, of the Soviet delegates'
being bound to an uncompromising
policy by their government.
ACE JOKER Dave Hayward,
assisted by a charming coed, will
officiate at 1 p.m. today in the
Caf nt the drawing for six pairs
ol nylon stockings for which raffle
tickets have been sold on thc
campus this week.
Ticket stubs and money must be
mined In at noon today, AMS
officials announce. Any unsold
ticket* will he sold in the Caf by
Jokers between   12:311 and  I  p 111.
State Changes
In Departments
to come into effect in the 1946-47
session of tho university were announced Tuesday from the office
of the President. The changes involve division of the Modern Languages department into #three separate units, and revision of the
curriculum offered by the Department   of   Forestry.
Changes in Forestry have been
made in line with the Sloan Report, and constitute the first major step towards a separate Faculty of Forestry at UBC. The new
curriculum will provide students
with more thorough training for
all branches of forestry, the announcement said.
Discontinuation of double decrees in Botany and Forestry,
Economics and Forestry. Commerce and Forestry is included in
tiie department change. Future
degrees will be offered as BA. Sc
'and   BSF.
Options to specialize in four different branches of the department
will be offered to upper - year
forestry students. These are: Forestry Engineering, given in the
Faculty of Applied Science and
leading to a BA.Sc degree; Tech-
ical Forestry; Forest Business
Administration; and Chemical
Wood Products. The last three
subjects lead to BSF degrees.
In line with the new pplicy, stu-
ents In their lower years in
Forestry will be provided with
uniform curricula, the announcement said.
In the Department of Modern
Languages, division into separate
departments of French, German,
and Spanish will go into effect
with the opining of the 1946-47
Winter Session next September.
Reasons given for the change were
large registration in these subjects,
and increased difficulties in administration.
The alteration has been approved by the Senate, the announcement said.
STUDENTS may add as much as
$10,000 to the Memorial Gymnasium
fund by signing cauilon-money
waivers which will be distributed
next week by the Undergraduate
Societies Committee.
Garry Miller, AMS treasurer,
announced Tuesday that only non-
veteran students would be able to
waive refunds of the $5 fee. Thus
about .1,500 students will be able
lo forfeit refunds averaging $2.50
er $3 — the amount usually remaining after annual brcakuges
ind losses are paid for.
"We hope for a 100 percent response," Miller said. "Last year,
with a much smallcd enrolment,
students waived $3,162 for the Red
I'SC members and workers will
iilH•roach students throughout the
rumpus, starting Monday, seeking
> i« uiliuc^  to Ihe waiver forms.
SPRING.F0RMAL Arts, Science, Sport Will Vie
For Visitors' Attention Saturday
PHRATERES spring formal will
be held Friday night in Brock
Hall from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., with
music by Dave McLelland and his
orchestra. Tickets are on sale beside the Phrateres notice board in
the Arts building.
Shrum Leaves
Lt.-Col. G. M. Shrum, M.M.,
Tuesday night officially relinquished command of UBC contingent, COTC, to Major Robert
W.  Bonner.
Taking Col. Shrum's last march
past at the ceremony in the Armory was Col. C. C, Ferrie, officre
commanding 39th Brigade Group.
Col. Shrum has commanded the
unit since 1934. Major Bonner, a
UBC graduate, is now a law stu-
dvnt here.
Dr. Shrum, who is director of
the Department of Extension and
head of the Physics Department,
was asked to remain in command
of the unit throughout the war.
Major Bjnner. following hi a,
graduation in 1942. enlisted in the
Seaforth Highlanders. He went
overseas in 1943, and saw action in
North Africa,' Sicily and Italy. He
was wounded in 1944, and returned to Canada in 1945.
While still on active service he
became Chief Training Officer of
the  COTC  at  UBC.
During thc ceremony, which
preceded the regular parade, the
COTC skill-at-arms team headed
by Lt, W. J. Aird, received the
39th Brigade shield won at a Bren
Kim competition February 10.
Cadet R. A. Bath and Cadet R. V.
Simpson each received sterling
silver cigarette cases, and other
members of the 10-man team received cheques for $5 each.
Dr. G. M. Shrum. in his capacity of director of the University Department of Extension,
will attend a meeting of the National Executive of the Canadian
Association for Adult Education
at Toronto on March 12.
. He will also visit Ottawa to attend National Research Council
meetings during the week of
March  19.
Mass Investiture
At UBC April 3
MORE THAN 50 student-
veter.ms here will receive service
awards April 3 from Lieutenant-
Governor W. C. Woodward, it was
announcd by the President's
office Tuesday.
Most of the Awards are Distinguished Flying Crosses. However,
other awards to be conferred by
the Lieut.-Governor include the
The Extension Department,
assisted by the Counselling Service
and the campus branch of the
Legion, has been .preparing a list
of esf-servica men and women who
have not yet received their decorations.
Th-2 llrt of names must be completed by the end of the week in
order "to allow time for the preparation of citations and medals.
Ex-service students, decorated
during the war, are being urged
to send their names in as soon as
Plan Changes In
Aggie Department
REVISION of Agriculture
courses hare for more efficient
training of students in "highly
scientific development of fooa
production in this province" has
been announced by Dean F. rA.
Clement, head of the department.
Studies will include dehydration,
freezing and canning. Courses will
be given on farm organization and
management, based on studies
made in British Columbia.
If given budget approval, an
option in farm mechanics will be
offered, which would give students an opportunity to major in
the Agricultral Department. Another option will lead to an agricultural engineering degree in
the Faculty of Applied Science.
$200 FOR ISS
TOTAL of $200 was netted for
IsSS by the Chinese Students Club
d.nee la t S .turday in Broca  Hall.
Wah  Woni; announced.    A  co!l..v
'.inn   for  the  War Memorial  Gym-
ii.   iuin yielded $24.
UNIVERSITY of British Columbia will welcome thousands of
citizens to the campus Saturday
for a revival of its Visitors' Day
custom coincident with its publicity campaign for the $500,000
Memorial  Gymnasium fund.
Of special Interest to visitors
touring the campus from 1 to 10
p.m. will be a lie-detector operated by the Psychology Department and a model nylon factory
set up by the engineers.
Also in the Pure Science building, the Nursing display is planned
to dispel common misconceptions
concerning pasteurization and
chlorination. Here too, various
experiments with research X-ray,
heat, electricity and magnetism
wdll be in operation. The Chemistry Department is sponsoring a
comprehensive display of plastics
to supplement the opening of the
advanced and elementary analytical laboratories.
Each branch of Engineering is
presenting a full demonstration of
its work. A film of the Tacoma
I.ridge disaster will be shown by
the Civils during the afternoon.
Concrete and other building
materials will be crushed in
hydraulic presses to determine
thei.- maximum strength.
All other buildings on the campus Including the Forest Products Laboratories will be open
and will offer various exhibits of
their activities.
On the sports front, a full pro
gram i.s designed to last for the
{reater part of the afternoon ano
evening. In the gym the following
program is offered: 12:30, physical
education; 1:30, volleyball finals
between Beta Theta Pi and Phi
Delta Theta; 2:30, two intramural
basketball games; 3:30, boxing,
tumbling, fencing displays; 8:00
p.m.. Conference League basketball
game between Puget Sound "Loggers" and "Thunderbirds."
A parade from the upper soccei
field into the stadium will open
the annual McKechnie Cup rugby
finals. This game, in which the
Thunderbirds meet the Vancouver
Lions, is generally regarded as the
rugby classic of the year. Ruby
Dunlop,   Mardi   Gras  queen,   will
States LPP Has
Control of SPC
returned to Labor - Progressive
domination after a period of two
years under a non-LPP executive,
Peter Lindenfeld, retiring president, said Wednesday in comment
on SPC elections held Tuesday.
Elected for 1946-47 executive
were: Gordon Martin, president;
Gordon Gray, vice-president; Greg
Rice, program director; Anne Lew,
secretary; Joan Christie, publicity
director, and Polly Smith, social
Lindenfeld said he understood
that all -axcept Gray and Miss
Christie were LPP supporters.
Martin was not available for comment yesterday.
"If the LPP has taken over, it
is only because of lack of interest
of other students," Lindenfeld said.
questioned next wesk in a poll
on medical education. Pre-Medlcal
Undergraduate Society plans to
usj material gathered in the poll
to present to the administration as
it works on establishment of a
medical faculty here next term.
Details of distribution of the
questionnaire fo *e used in the
poll will be discussed at a PUS
meeting at noon today.
perform the kick-off ceremony.
A soccer match, slated for the
upper soccer field at 3:00 p.m. will
present the UBC crew versus the
Pro-Rec "Maple Leafs."
From a less physical point of
view an extensive social program
lias been organized. It will begin
with a tea dance In Brock HaU at
H p.m. sponsored by WUS. The
University Dance Orchestra will
provide the  rhythm.
At 9:00 p.m. that evening the
orchestra will again play for the
gala Visitors' Day Dance in the
Brock Hall. An admission charge
of $1.50 per couple has been levied.
To accommodate the visitors,
the Cafeteria will remain open
until 7:30 p.m. Tea will be served
from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and dinner
from 4:30 p.m. on.
John Allen, chairman of the
Visitors' Day committee, urged
students to take an active interest
in the program scheduled for Saturday,
"Bring your friends and relatives to the campus." he said.
"Even if you are not directly connected with the arrangements, you
can still help to make this day a
JIM DUXBURY, first-year Pre-
Med student, won the $50 "Operation Dollar" cheque yesterday and
gave $10 of the sum to the Mem-
cml Gymnasium drive, Legion
officials announced Wednesday
The drive received a gross $670
from the Legion scheme, in which
one-cent tickets were sold as the
token needed to compel holder
cf the cheque to give it up, Dux-
bury received the cheque at i
p.m. after it haa changed hands
about 30 times, and kept it, unchallenged.
Bob Dodd and Dick Stewart,
Fort Camp students, jointly won
the $25 prize for holding most of
the tickets. They gave the prize
to the gym fund.
Courses To Have
New Numbering
MANY well known course numbers, such as English 9, Phil 1,
and English 2. will pass out of
existence next September when a
new course numbering system recently approved by the Senate
comes into effect.
By the new plan, designed to
avoid existing confusion, courses
will be numbered according to the
year for which they are primarily
Numbers 90-99 will designate
beginners courses or their equivalents; 100-149, first year Arts
(including Commerce) and Agriculture; 150-199, first year Applied
Science courses; 200-249, second
year Arts, Commerce and Agriculture; 250-299, second year Applied Science; 300*349, third year
Arts, Commerce and Agriculture;
350-399, third year Applied Science
400-449, fourth year Arts, fourth
and fifth year Commerce and Agriculture; 450-499, fourth year
Applied Science; 500 and up, graduate courses.
By the present system, courses
are numbered from 1 upwards in
each separate department. In
many cases this gives rise to duplication between Faculties. Also,
because of the tremendou expansion of UBC this term, and the
addition of many new courses, it
has been impossible to give any
proper sequence to the numbering of courses within departments.
British Indian policy was successfully upheld by two coed debaters from the University of
British Columbia Tuesdey in contest with Linfleld College, Mc-
Minnville, Ore.
Vivacious Mrs. Carolyn Andrews
and Lottie Meves, speech students
from Linfleld, opposed UBC debaters Harriet Hochman and Rosemary Hodgins.
Decision  from  judges  Dr.   Margaret   Ormsby,   Dr.   J.   A.   Crumb
and  Robert   Burroughs  went   un-
:".-,imously  to the UBC team.
"Britain has molded India into
a unified nation increased her
l;tcrac,\ rate 100 per ceni in a
decade  and   prepared   her   I'm   in
dependence,"   Miss  Hochman   de-.
A democracy set up by Britain
to replace despotic, if kindly, native princes wa.s the plea of second
UBC debater  Rosemary  Hodgins.
Conditions "created by Great
Britain that make agreement Impossible" were scored by Mrs.
Indians can be imprisoned without trial, newspapers are controlled
ironi above, religion is not free,
t lie declared.
A sordid picture of Indian living
londitions was painted by Miss
Move.-, who declared Britain's
"repressive reuinie" in India lias
. ai!i <l   ,eal   termed   the   cou.il vy   "a
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