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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
Na 74
EASTERN BEAUTY is dusky Corinne Aziz, who was selected
as Western Ontario's Queen of the Annual Arts and Science
Ball this month. Corinne, who is from London and is a second
year student at the University, defeated ten beautiful competitors to cop the crown.
Undergraduate Societies7
Heads Voted On Today
Election of Undergraduate Societies' executives and officers
will be held today.
Here is a list of the Societies and their procedure:
The    Pharmacy    Undergraduate   <S>	
Society will hold an election meeting in H04 at 12:30.
Aggie Undergrads will vote for
their president in the main hall
of the Aggie building, Time for
voting is 10 to 4.
Home Economics students will
hold an election meeting for president and vice-president in HF 6,
at 12:30.
Commerce students will vote for
their president in the Brock Hall,
from 10 to 3.
Arts Undergraduate Society will
hold their election meeting in Arts
100. Twelve members of USC will
be elected. Voting for the Arts
president will be held in the foyer
of the Auditorium from 10:30 to
Premeds will meet in Physics
200 at 12:30 to elect their president,
vice-president and second, third
and fourth year executive.
Nursing students will meet in
HO 3 to vote for president, vice-
president, and social convenor.
Voting from 10 to 3.
Camera Club Sets
Salon Deadline
Deadline for entry in the third annual photography salon of the UBC
Camera Club is March 6.
The salon is open to all students
and faculty members who have prints
not shown previously on the campus.
Prints must be mounted and not
less than five by seven inches. They
may be either the sole work of the
photographer, or may have been processed commercially. Prints are to
be submitted at the AMS office.
LPP Charged With
Escape From Polls
LPP was accused of withdrawing
from Mock Parliament elections "solely to escape the overwhelming defeat
which would have met them at the
polls," by Frank Lewis, Student Liberal Club president, during Tuesday's
Mock Parliament election speeches.
Lewis appealed to students to endorse the Liberal Party "as the great
reform force in Canadian history."
Dave Tupper, Progressive Conservative leader called for united support
to combat "this terrible trend towards Socialism."
WUSTEST speaker, Art Benson, advocated support of his party's bill to
outlaw toy pistols "to remove the
terrible doubt which hangs over the
heads of hold-up victims. Under the
WUSTEST system he would be certain that the gun was real."
He also advocated turning over of
postal and penal systems to free
enterprise "for economy reasons—so
chain gangs could be used to deliver
Speaking for the CCF, Cliff Greer
declared his party's intention, to remove Canadian industry from the
control of "the 50 men who now hold
75.6 percent of the nation's industrial
U of T Head
Says Students
Wasting Time
Urges Enrolment
Be Cut to 10,000
Toronto, Mar. 3—(CUP) —
"A great many attending universities are wasting their time
and everybody else's time,"
Sidney E. Smith, University of
Toronto president says in his
annual report to the Governors
and Senate.
President Smith asserted that while
there should be an equality of opportunity for youths who have the
ability to pursue higher education,
higher education is not necessarily
"an inalienable right for every boy
and every girl."
He maintained that entrance requirements should be stiffened and
registration at Toronto limited to 10.-
000 instead of the 17,000 at the present
Thousands have been crowding universities because of a misplaced belief that higher education guarantees
extra happiness and riches, the president said.
These extra four years provide a
postponement of the realities of making a living, he declared.
He pointed out that non-university
men and women are just as important
to the modern world as are the holders of degrees. The excellence of
academic training cannot be main
tained if the "energies of staffs are
to be frittered away and money wasted in the effort to educate the indolent and incompetent," he said.
President Smith asserted that officials and politicians should withstand the drive to further weaken
the value of universities.
Finally, he reaffirmed his original
stand that "higher standards for getting into and for staying in university
are essential in the national interest."
Delegates Named For
PNC Conference
Alex Suttie and Greg Belkov have
been named as delegates to attend
the PNC Conference to be held at
Walla Walla, Washington, on March
3.  4,  5.  and  6,
At least one Scienceman seems to have recognized the
merits of an Artsman.
At a meeting of the Grad Class of '48 yesterday, whore
the attendance was mainly composed of red shirts, Ron
Grantham, retiring EUS prexy, nominated and voted for
an Artsman for president,
Mr. Grantham's plea was in vain for Sciencemen,
outnumbering all other faculties two to one, swept the polls
to elect their candidates for the positions of president and
'tween classes
Handled by ISS
ISS has been officially recognized as relief outlet for
UNESCO. In this capacity they
are handling the Appeal for
Children on the campus. This
appeal will take the form of a
tag day to be held on March 4
and 5.
* *       *
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA rehearsal will be held tomorrow at five in
the  band   room   behind   Brock   Hall.
Elections will be held.
* • *
Appreciation Club has been called
for Friday at 12:30 in the Double Committee Room in south Brock Hall. The
meeting is for the purpose of electing
new officers.
* * *
MURRAY BRYCE, leader of the
Campus CCF Club will speak in Arts
100, 12:30 noon Wednesday on the
Record   of   the   CCF   Saskatchewan
* ♦ *
present two films tomorrow at 12:30
in Physics 201. The first film will deal
with   the   Australian   aborigines. Tlie
subject of the second film is "Eskimos".
+ * *
MEETING OF ALL PERSONS interested in ISS will be held in Committee Room in HB 2 at 12:30 Wednesday.
* * •*
class will meet at seven o'clock tonight in Aggie 100 for the final competition.
Each student will present a short
speech and will be judged by members of Sigma Tau Upsilon. honorary
agricultural fraternity, sponsors of
the eight-week course..
A cup will be presented to the best
speaker. The general public i.s invited to attend.
* * *
VOC will be held at noon, Thursday,
March   4   in   Applied   Science   202.
All members turn out please for
this  important  meeting.
CJfers Lack $140,000
_ _ ^^ ^^ SaM»
As Gym Plans Bog Down
VISITING UBC is Miss Hilda
Benson, National Missionary
Secretary of the SCM in Canada, who is here from Toronto.
She will lead Sunday's evening
service at West Point Grey
Church and address SCM
members privately.
Dance Proceeds Go
To Food for Britain
Proceeds of the annual Pharmacy
Undergraduate Society's dance on
March 9 will go to the Food for
Britain, dance officials stated today.
Money collected will be given to
Canadians who have relatives in
England so that they may send what
t'hey wish.
The dance will be held in the
Commodore and a special floor show
will be featured. Jack Gregory, Pharmacy Undergraduate President, is in
charge of arrangements.
Costs Spiral Over Estimates;
100 pc Boost Edges $1 Million
Deficit in the half-million dollar War Memorial Gymnasium
fund was pegged at $140,000 in an interim financial stateraest
released by Grant Livingstone, campaign chairman, Tuesday.
The    War    Memorial    Committee, ♦	
central   body   in   the   administrative
structure of the student drive, will
meet Tuesday, February 9, to moot
ways and means of garnering the
needed funds.
Meanwhile architects drawings are
nearing completion on the drawing
boards of Sharp and Thomson, Berwick and Pratt company.
Livingstone disclosed that the final
plans would be completed by the
end of March.
Need for the additional funds is
reported to have arisen in the face
of soaring construction  costs.
"Early in 1946 at the opening of the
drive, the sum of $500,000 was set as
the total sum for the construction
of the complete gymnasium including the main auditorium, the memorial foyer, the auxiliary gym, and
the swimming pool."
"To date the total cost has spiralled to close to one million dollars.
No construction firm would touch a
tender for less than $900,000," the
student administrator  said.
"We have now $430,000 in cash and
gilt-edged promises. If we can raise
an additional $140,000 to bring the
total to $570,000 we can begin construction," he explained.
"This sum will* allow the completion of the memorial foyer and the
main gymnasium. The auxiliary gym
and the swimming pool will have to
come later,"  Livingstone  said.
The central, forty-man committee
will be revised at the meeting along
permanent lines. The size will likely
be scaled to 16, and arrangements
for tenders will be made.
The gravy train came to a dismal stop at Council
meeting Monday night when the legislators voted financial
remuneration for any student who wishes to attend a
Univers.ty of Chicago United Nations Students Assembly
—to the extent of one dollar.
"If more than one student wishes to attend the dollar
may be split two ways," president Grant Livingstone
Arms Porolyseo?
Herb Schon—
Average Voter
Queries Council
Herb Schon, just a student-
one of the 9000, Monday ni$n.
came to the studeat council
meeting and accused the student law-givers of having paralysed arms.
When Grant Livingstone, chamum,
became aware of the interloper mi
questioned him on his bashaws
Schon asked when the seconi* mi
for the War Memorial gyitmtaaam.
would be turned.
"You turned the first sod is. VS00.
ember, nearly six months age Whafs
happened, someone get paralysu? of
the arm or something." the batibr
right forester drawled.
Livingstone, rocked back m ion
heels, came up to explain itxax anK-
tects plans would be complete by the-
end of the month and that flue finsn
was still short $140,000. He did eaafr
predict a  possible construction data*
Schon went on to ask why att
bowling alleys have been fAstmed
for the half million dollar project
when no swimming pool has bees.
Speaking as chairman of the War
Memorial Gymnasium C'omjn;a».
Livingstone replied that tht? aEews
would not be built. It was simpir
a question of leaving space for there;.
LACK $100,000
"The chief reason why the puol
is not on the immediate priority S*
is that the cost will run to aa additional $100,000," he explained.
Schon concluded by asking &t&
financial reports be published before
the general meeting so that stufeii
might have an opportunity to ssady
the expenditures and question shea:
at the meeting.
Stu Porteous, acting treasurer;
pointed out that it would be imgam-
ible to have a complete auditarV import in time for the March meeting.
"The Society's books are na< ckaei
until June 30. At that time the aafflfr
is made."
Present Councillors Soy:
In WUS Head's Charges
Charges of ex-Councillor Nora
Clarke that three top student officials formed "a machine" in AMS
administration are evidence of her
"irresponsibility", the majority of
remaining Council members believe.
The accusations were made last
week by Miss Clarke in a formal
letter of resignation to council
president   Grant   Livingstone.
By way of reply, Livingstone
stated that he felt Miss Clarke
had not been sufficiently active
in Student Council matters to be
qualified to make such a statement.
"Thc acceptance of her resignation by the other members of
council. 1 think, as good proof as
any of their confidence in thc
chair," he said.
"Several vital matters of AMS
policy, particularly questions ar-
isaig out of the political club
controversy, have faced council
this year."
"To reach  sound  legislative  de
cisions required a heavy proportion of council's time and consequently some of the members have
felt, quite legitimately, that too
much time was being sacrificed
to deal with political matters."
"Some feelings of friction arose
out of this situation but they
were of a minor degree."
Junior member Gordon Baum
declared that because of the positions they held. Grant Livingstone, Bob Harwood and Jerry
Macdonald necessarily took a
more prominent part in council
affairs than some of the other
"These fellows arc, experienced
executives," he said "and as such
their opinions have carried a lot
of  weight."
*1 personally feel that any
contention which has arisen is
due to shortcomings and lack of
interest on the part of the individual members of council rather
than to any attempt by Livingstone and Harwood to dominate
the meetings.
The opinion was seconded oy
AMS secretary Taddy Knapp ntfus-
stated that a number of cwunc?
members, including Misy Cterhe
had failed to attend the meeting*'
regularly and therefore ha-.i nt-
grounds for complaint.
"Grant and Bob. because- of
their interest in all matter:? c«>
coining the council, have natur
ally led the proceedings* wtisJt
others have made no aties?:p? is.
acid anything constructive-" sh.r
Dave Comparelli. MAD- president summed the situation e^p- assaying that "naturally all e<:..me:
members can not be expect en *.:
take an act'ive part in all w vebe
matters brought  before  the msTz
"This does not mean. ruMvvjr
that w; have allowed ue.ra-e'-vw
to he pushed around or iher \r.trvi
has been active attempts y:. the
part of any of the offices'-.- -.-
"run"   the  council."
Quipped Comparelli, "] ana a<;■■--;.
to see Nora go. She told thf ,;i»k
jokes  of anyone  on  council." PAGE 2
Wednesday, March 3, 1948
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Children's Hour
Housing has become a major problem
among university women. Before the war,
recognized boarding houses situated near the
campus were run for the benefit of the
students. However, generally overcrowded
conditions existing in the city during the war
have caused these homes to disappear almost
At present the university is dependent
-upon the goodwill of the average citizen to
open his home to out-of-town students. Students are extremely grateful for the response
shown to the university by these citizens of
High costs of food and other commodities
have developed another problem. There is a
decided preference on the part of those people
opening their homes to students to rent rooms
rather than offer room with board. This
forces the student to eat out, and makes
boarding a much more expensive proposition.
At present the university can offer very
little accommodation to women boarders.
Acadia Camp has a limited accommodation
ior 84 students, giving first preference to
ex-service women. There is also a Women's
Co-operative house which looks after nine
students. Of the 644 women students requiring living accommodation, the university can
only look after 93, leaving 551 students to rely
upon the goodwill of private citizens.
Women students at the university need
a place, not only where they can eat, sleep
and study, but where they can entertain their
friends, receive proper care in case of illness,
and where they can obtain that social training
which is so necessary in university graduates.
Stephen Leacock claims, "If a student is
to get from his college what it ought to give
him, a college dormitory, with the experience
in group relations that it brings, is his absolute right." If Mr. Leacock had his way in
building colleges, he would first erect a home
for the students, and then, if funds remained,
he would employ a few lecturers.
Women's residences are now on the
drafting boards and occupy a prominent place
on the administration's building program. We
are certain that all students will join in
urging the utmost expediency in the matter
and the enlistment of support from the
Women's Undergraduate Society and other
Dear Sir
Not having anything in particular to do last Wednesday noon,
we decided to attend the UN club's
meeting in the auditorium. Unfortunately we arrived too late
to hear all of the first speaker's
presentation. The second speaker,
however, disgusted us with his
uncalled   for  mud-slinging.
He spoke as though he was
addressing a political gathering and
felt that his audience was gullible
enough to swallow his slandering.
Fortunately, when he accused the
first speaker of advocating subservience to the U. S. in our international relations, he was aptly
tripped up by some fair-minded
listeners  in  the front rows.
The other speakers were more
•interesting from our point of
view because they at least stuck
to their topics and did not indulge   in  petty  slamming.
Anyone, taking tbe member
present' as a typical liberal, would
not be drawn to the liberal party
nor   '.ts   ideals.
We feel that it was an insult
for this speaker to give such a
party-tainted address to an intelligent, broadminded student
gathering particularly at a meeting interested in promoting peace
s.nd brotherhood amongst the na-
tion.s  of  the world.
* * *
A Dog Wouldn't Eat It
Dear Sir:
We submit this as a suggested
menu for the next Beta banquet
(possibly to be held at the Kennel
Hearts of Husky
Airdale hors d'Oeuvre
Cream of Poodle Soup-Clam Chow
English   Bullion
Springer  Salad
Great  Dane   (under   Glass)
Boston  Bull Pie     Spaniel  Cream
Daschund  Delight
Whippet   Cream
Hound Cake
Creme de Mongrel     Canine - free
Scottie   Whiskey Coffee
Pekinese Nuts
Boxer Chocklates
(Kappa   Alpha   Theta)
Dear  Sir:
I would like to express my approval of Grant Livingstone's remarks in the Auditorium on Monday, in the preparatory words
which he spoke before Major
Godfrey, at the same time not
wishing t'o detract from the very
fine address by the main speaker.
The words to which I refer are
those in which the AMS president
stressed strongly and sincerely
that compromise between nations
is vital in order for there to be
reasonable hope of peace in our
generation. His attack was aimed
directly at the two chief present
day contenders for world supremacy and their blighted and
narrow high pressure methods of
mud-slinging and secret diplomacy.
If only these misguided people
could grow up to see that the
United Nations and International
Affairs and other matters which
they consider abstract and intellectual, affect far more vitally
and realistically their own preservation than their skill at ruthlessly knocking tho other guy clown
and "taking care of themselves"
in that manner.
Basically, cf course, the exaggerated ideas of self preservation
stem from economic and social
systems which exist ALL over the
world, and which permit certain
sections of the population to live
in abject misery until, naturally,
the only purpose they can see
in life is their own personal welfare.
But, the solution to these economic and social ills, most emphatically, does not lie in the maintenance of one political or economic theory or ideology, but in
the compromise and conciliation
between every political and economic creed and faction, operating
under no other motivation than to
make the world a better place to
live in for everyone.
The chaos and disintegration
that will ensue if nations fail in
their attempts to live amicably
side by side, will be far more
ruthless and realistic when it
comes than any of the psuedo-
successes of any of the various-
high pressure groups on the campus and elsewhere. Never were
tlie issues more clear, never has
there been a greater need for
liberality of mind, and a new form
of   religion.
"Group of Seven"
Dear Sir:
In the year 1921 there was considerable controversy among Toronto art critics about the 'crude'
landscape paintings of some artists
who called themselves the 'Group
of Seven.' While this controversy
was at its height, Hart House (the
equivalent of our Brock Hall)
bought its first painting from one
of these early 'Group of Seven'
shows. (Further details of the Hart
House collection may be found
in the Christmas number of Canadian Art Magazine.) These Group
of Seven paintings which, at that
time were labelled 'crude' and unrealistic are now well-established
and universally accepted as true.
Canadian, art.
Today a show of the newly-
formed Calgary Group hangs in
the upper corrido of our Arts
building. To many of. us, perhaps,
these pictures may seem 'crude,'
'unnatural,' or 'childish.' The very
words which were applied by the
early critics of the Group of
Those of us who listened to the
talk "What is Wrong witli Canadian Art," on CBR last Wednesday-
night will remember that the
speaker urged that Canadian art
should free itself from the 'tyranny of naturalism' which still binds
artistic interpretation of the human form. He added that this movement was well established outside
Canada by such leading artists as
Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore.
In this show of the Calgary
Group, several of the artists, notably Maxwell Bates and Clifford
Robinson, portray the human form
not naturalistically, but with a vigorous audacity, and sympathetic
feeling. These forms are not the
mere representation of outer physical shapes of individuals, but a
revelation of their innermost
thoughts and attitudes—sometimes,
even, the thoughts and attitudes
of the artist towards the people
whom he is portraying. This is a
new form of Canadian art.
Is it too much to hope that UBC
may now take a lead in the cultural field (as did Toronto back in
1921) by purchasing one of these
paintings as a basis for a permanent student collection?
I, for one, would be glad to
contribute to any fund set aside
for this purpose.
we love we serve;
so long as we are
loved by others I
would almost say
that we are indispensable; and no
man is useless
while he has a
friend ..."
—Robert  Louis
* * *
Hello, my gallant little goslings.
This is your old Uncle B. again, reminding you that the campus liberals,
like E'rowning, are banking on the
fact that if Gott's in his heaven, all's
right with the Wald—even though a
lot of student Czechs are bouncing.
With that nasty little aside, your
Uncle would like to explain that old
Robert Louis waves atop today's flagpole of words for one good reason—
the old boy is in one of his sentimental moods again.
He is feeling sentimental because
he has been brooding about friendship and l'affair Clarke. L'affaire
Clarke, you will remember, arose
when WUS president Nora Clarke
(in the words of the Daily Ubyssey)
gathered her robes of state around
her, pivoted on one trim heel, and
walked out of Student Council last
NOW, WITH THE POSSIBLE Exception of penitentiaries, your Uncle
upholds the right of anyone to walk
out of anywhere, anytime. This is
one of the Bill of Rights ;and is called
the Right of Exit.
While your Uncle has no quarrel
with the Right of Exit, he is always
deeply concerned with the possible
rupture of friendship.
And conceding this Right of Exit,
he is even more deeply concerned as
to how these exits come about. L'affaire Clarke exit was allegedly
made because four members of the
Council dominated the other eight.
Your Uncle is sceptical about this
reason, remembering that eight people
can always outvote four, and remembering that Sophomore member Gordon Baum is one of the exploited
eight. Old carrot-top Gordon, (an old
shipmate of your Uncle) is an ex-
commander of one of H.M.C. frigates.
Jovial, rotund Baum doesn't submerge very easily; and you may lay
to that.
Public exits demand public reasons,
then; but—and this is important-
there is a big difference between a
public reason and a real cause. And
your Uncle, who has been watching
people exit from all sorts of Councils
for some time, believes that the real
cause of many exits lies simply in
try in human beings that often makes
them powerless to control their reactions toward each ither. Like oil
and water, like phosphorus and oxygen, like negative and positive iron
filings, people often find themselves
opposed or in flames. In the lexicon
of our time, that is called "incompatibility". Your Uncle prefers to
think of it as human chemistry.
Under those circumstances, it is
silly to say that the oil is right and
the water is wrong; or that tlie phosphorus, nol the oxygen, caused the
And so your Uncle, who has a great
deal of respect and liking for each
of the male and female principals
involved in the late affaire Clarke,
most sincerely suggests that right
and wrong have very little to do,
actually, with the whole matter. And
that in this, as in a hundred billion
other differences of opinion in the
last ten thousand years, the fault, if
any, lies not with the excellent individuals concerned, but with that
old human chemistry.
And if you need any further proof
of the validity of that theory, your
Uncle refers you to that old female
bridge cry: "now, I wonder what
she sees in HIM?"
It was on one New Year's Eve,
some years ago, that your Uncle
formulated this theory. He was an
innocent bystander at a man-and-wife
quarrel to end all quarrels.
A totally ignored guest, he lolled
back in his easy chair, sipping his
rye and water appreciatively as he
watched two individually nice people
screaming unprintable imprecations
at each other from behind flushed
faces and glazed, distended eyes.
Engrossed in studying the swollen
cords that stood out on the necks of
each beloved disputant ,and wondering why in Tuncket people who each
had a great deal in common with a
third    party    could    stand    up    and
night Science Ball,  Please return to <
AMS office. Reward.
WOULD THE PERSON who found a
watch  in  the  Caf  washroom  please
return it to the AMS office. |
MONDAY   NOON,   ruby   stone  from.
ring, in vicinity of Caf and Arts
building. Finder please return to
AMS. Reward.
WILL THE  PERSON   (S)   who  bor- I
rowed   or   took   the   $1.30   worth   of;
tickets from my pocket please retprn
to AMS office. ,
LEFT IN CAR, black loose leaf, re-1
quired immediately. Phone BA 5260R !
or leave in AMS office. I
Physics 110 Lab Thursday afternoon.
Phone Al 1440Y. Ask for Isobel or
leave at AMS.
GOLD EARRING on Sterling base.
Calla-lily motif. Keepsake. Please
leave at AMS office.
please* phone Ron Bray, AL. 0842-M.
my black purse, lost about three
weeks ago, please phone Joy Towne
at KE 4379-R.
socket and pin type plug at Engineers'
Ball. See Rex Merritt, 3rd year Electrical or AL 0355R.
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sale on Grouse (in ski village) Fireplace, radio, chesterfield, 3 double
beds, 6 hole range, winters' wood cut.
Phone KE 5172R.
Four years old, short wave, in excellent condition. $100. .Phone Jim,
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condition. Complete overhaul in October 1947. $485. Phone KE 0470L.
Route: Dunbar and 37th to 10th Ave.
Phone KE 4391M. Ask for Bob.
BY TWO COEDS — One on each side
of Dunbar at 30th—a ride for 8:30's
and 9:30's. Phone KE 5172R.
DISSECTING SET in blue cardboard
box.  Phone Ray,  CE  1077.
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Directory, for fourth quarter, 1947.
Return to Ron Haggart.
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Thunderbird Issue
Largest On Record
Twelve pages larger than previous
issues, The Thunderbird's spring
number March 16 will complete a
record year .for the campus magazine.
Its 40 pages of student-written
stories, humor, essays and poetry
will bring to nearly 100 pages the
total of campus writing published
in Volume III. In its first year, 1945-
46, only two 24-page issues were
Among items in the March contents revealed this week by Editor
John Wardroper are:
A short story by Bob Harlow about
a small-town trumpet-player; a
Jabez piece about Homer Quincey's
woman troubles at the Mardi Gras;
a short story by a European psychiatrist now studying at UBC, about
the emotional and other deficiencies
of coeds; a hard-to-classify piece of
prose by Ernie Perrault about a man,
springtime and love.
A new poem by Dr. Earle Birnejs
and a review by Dr. William Robbins
of the widely-praised new Canadian
humorous book, "Sarah Bink," are
faculty contributions,
The magazine's $25 poetry contest
brought such a remarkable response,
according to Hilda Thomas, poetry
editor, that besides the poems used—
nearly 20—there are well over 100
Winner will be decided, according
to instructions of the prize-giver, by
a reader vote, for which ballots will
be handed out when the magazine
is sold.
USN Vet Says Philippine
'Show7 Biggest Ever Seen
"The whole show was bigger than anything I had ever seen,
or ever will see," recalled Bill Rosene, "and the noise drove us
all absolutely bomb happy."     <$	
UBC's Baby Susan
Suffers Arm Injury
Two-year old Susan Thorneycroft,
vieing for national honors in UBC's
Dominion-wide baby contest, came
grief recently when she dislocated
her arm,
The campus baby queen suffered
the minor catastrophe while playing
on the chesterfield of her Little
Mountain home.
There were no ill effects from the
accident and today blue-eyed Susan
is confidently  awaiting victory.
Clubs Must Turn In
Lists of Executives
AU Minor Clubs are urged to turn
in a list of their executives and
general information regarding their
clubs to the Totem Office of the
Publications Board before the end
of this week if they want any kind
of a story about their club in the
1948 Totem.
Bill was part of the crew of the
first ammunition ship going into the
Philippines invasion. "It was bad
enough having a cargo of explosives,
let alone people trying to knock you
out with more." declared Bill.
"I was born in Seattle which accounts for my having served in the
American Merchant Marine," said
Bill. "I joined up as a deck hand
when I was nineteen and put in nearly six years at sea."
The United States Navy gave Bill a
Hospital Corps Course in New York
City. "This got me interested in
medicine." explained Bill, "and now
I'm working for marks tentatively
planning on going into that study."
Bill still loves ships and finds time
for a hobby too. "I collect 'Old Fashioned' glasses," winked Bill, "and
when I can't get the glasses, I settle
for the 'Old Fashioneds'."
Elections Today
For USC Executives
Undergraduate Society and Mock
Parliament elections will be held
today from 10:30 to 2:30.
Undergraduate Society candidates
are: Arts, Gordon Baum, Murray
Calcleugh. Commerce, Les Hoel, John
Ross, Terry Watt. Law, Ron Grant,
Jack Taggart, Harold Tupper, Kirke
Smith. Agriculture candidates are
Bus Elsey and
AU Artsmen will vote in the Auditorium instead of partially in the
Armory as before. Otherwise stations
remain as before. Firts year Applied
Science will vote in the Armory, all
other years in the Applied Science
building. Home Economics, Physical
Education and Nursing students will
cast their ballots in the Auditorium
aong with Artsmen. Polling stations
for Law and Commerce will be in
Brock Hall and for Aggies in the
Agriculture Building.
(Continued   from   Page   2)
scream madly at each other, your
Uncle was hit by what seems to be
the only possible answer:
Its that old human chemistry. And
nothing to do, you see, with who's
right and who's wrong.
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If 1 am elected there will be:
Closer    liaison   between   the   EUS
Executive   and   the   EUS   by   posting
minutes  ot  the  weekly  EUS  Executive meetings.
Better co-operation between the
EUS and the Daily Ubyssey by interesting Engineers in writing for the
Daily Ubyssey and regular reports
of EUS activities written by Engineers.
Co-operation between the EUS and
AMS. I shall co-operate with all
on council to the best of my ability.
More noon-hour talks by practicing
engineers and to help first and second year men choose their branch of
engineering, talks on what the Engineer does rather than discussions of
specific projects.
I believe that the fine spirit which
exists in Engineering today must
be maintained and developed for
the good of the University. Therefore, it elected, I will can-y on the
tradition of a closely-knit, keenly
active Engineer's Undergraduate
If elected I will:
1 Form an efficient communications
system between the EUS executive
and   the   student   body.   I   suggest:
a) Publish the minutes of the executive  meetings.
b) Organize weekly meetings of the
class   representatives.
2 Assist the Professional Relations
Representatives in forming a complete schedule of films and technical
3 Endeavor to increase the AMS
grant from the present level to the
old standard of one dollar per student.
4 Assist our Sports Representatives
in creating a competitive spirit
among the  sections of the  society.
5 Keep the student body in close
touch with practicing engineers of
the province through the professional
organizations, our Employment Representatives, and the Employment
6 Take the responsibility seriously
and cr.rry out all duties enthusiastically and efficiently.
I have served on the EUS executive
this year and I fully realize the
importance  of  this  position.
B.C. School Teachers
Receive Pay Boosts
Salary increases have been granted
to teachers in fifteen school districts,
according to a release by Stan Hey-
wood of the UBC local of the B.C.
Teachers Federation.
Heywood stated that the salary
boosts, ranging from $150 to $300,
affected the fifteen school districts
in which negotiations have been
carried on.
Revolutionary linking of salaries
to the cost of living index occurred
in five districts, including Kamloops,
Prince George and Lillooet.
Also released were figures on
automatic membership. When this
amendment came into effect on October 1, only twelve teachers exercised their right to withdraw from
the Federation. Membership now
stands at 5,068 permanent members.   I
. . . bomb happy
Sorority girls are throwing themselves—teeth and all—into their
practices for the March 9 Song Fest.
At a Scenery Shop song-prep
Monday one participant sang so
lustily that she dropped a tooth.
A real one, that is.
Chalk one more up for Sydney Box
for his latest production "Jassy."
Although this recent effort lacks the
careful hand-tailored effect so artistically displayed in "The Brothers,"
the magnificent costuming and spectacle together with excellent acting
and a good story mark it as a very
good  picture.
As a tale of England in the beginning of the nineteenth century it
presents a cross-section of the population ranging from the starving peasant to the hard drinking, hard
gambling aristocrat who is seemingly
above the law. Jassy the gypsy, who
aims at the latter for his estate, is not
a gold digger but rather one of the
most sensible and likeable women
in the picture. She's psychic too.
Gypsy Blood
The story is built around Jassy the
daughter of a gypsy and a village
minister. It is because of her gypsy
blood that a degree of social stigma
is placed upon her. This is borne
out by her first scene which pictures
the persecution of Jassy by some
of the village hoodlums. Jassy, however is rescued from plight by one
of the town's gentry and as a result
her   ljnk   with   the   aristocracy    is
forged. Interspersed with and contributing to this plot are impressive
scenes which characterize the common people of the village.
Margaret Lockwood with her striking beauty gives dignified life to the
refreshing yet  mystic  role  of Jassy.
Basil Sydney is outstanding as
Nick Helmar tlie ruthless aristocrat.
His characterization is probably the
most carefully delineated of any in
the film. A strong-minded aristocrat
accustomed to instant obedience, he
meets a will as strong as his own,
a fact which fascinates him and
which results in his downfall. His
dynamic interpretation coupled with
that of Margaret Lockwood's gives
a sense of pleasant intensity to the
Patricia Roc gives a good performance as Nick Helmar's daughter Delis.
Dennis Price is cast in the rather
pathetic role of a gambler whose
uncontrolled vice brings ruin on himself and his family.
Throughout the picture the dialogue
is crisp and colorful; the technicolor
is superb; the action is vigorously
paced; and the plot is complex en-
ough to maintain interest to theend.
Every new silhouette is shown in our large collection . . . fine fashions in
all the new shades . . . many from American designers including . . .
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Wednesday, March 3, 1948
from the sidelines
... by Dick Blockberger
Yup, Ma, the Aussies which were faithfully reported a.s
"coming" yesterday, are still coming. In fact, Ma, they'll be
here today.
Y'know Ma, down in Australia they don't have much in
the way of good old rah-de-dah college spirit like us Canucks
have, and as a consequence, the boys from "Down Under"
don't know what they've been missing all these years. Personally Ma, I think it would be a darn good idea if we went to the
game today, and showed the furriners what we got in the
way of college spirits. (No Ma, I wasn't referring to Rum and
cokes). At any rate, I quite agree with you that we should
turn out and give the boys a little support. Yup, Ma, I'll see
you at the game—I wonder if the boys are going home via
Singapore? I know where they could pick up another passenger
quick. I'd be only too glad to help.
The First Look Hurts
A couple of us wandered over to the Stadium t'other day
to watch the Wallabies practice. It hurts me to say this, but
I think they might even give us a run for our money. On second
thought, I'd say they might even have a chance to score on
us—if they're on their toes. At any rate, the boys are really
classy, and the game should be a corker. In the opinion of
this columnist, the price of admission, although high, is
The Australians boast a team which is both fast and heavy,
and possess plenty of that indispensable "know-how" which is
important in winning games. The 'Birds, on the other hand,
have never been pushovers for anyone—not even a squad cf
international calibre, and should provide a good fight right
down to the last whistle.
Pep Meet
As reported elsewhere on this page, today's pep meet
will not be on an extravagant scale, and for a very good reason.
Although few people recognize the fact, it does take a lot of
work to stage one of these mammoth affairs the UBC student
has come to regard as a matter of course. The students who
produce these shows, being like the rest of us, would like to
pass at least one out of their five final exams, if for nothing
else but appearance's sake. Thus, it is impossible for Lome
Glendinning and his assistants to put as much time as they
would like into the show. Q.E.D.
RUGGERMEN SHINE—Exciting action scenes such as above
were on view for the students when the California Golden Bear
ruggermen played the Thunderbirds in the first half of the
World Cup series, but they will be far surpassed by the speed
—Daily Ubyssey Photo by Jack Law
and excitement of play to be seen when the Wallabies meet
the 'Birds in the UBC stadium today at three o'clock. A large
student turn-out to support the Birds is expected.
Renowned Wallabie Ruggermen
Battle Thunderbirds Here Today
Rugby officials are anticipating a tremendous crowd in
the Stadium this afternoon
when the world touring Australian Wallabies kick off
against the local champions,
Thunderbirds. Game time is
slated for 3 PM.
That student interest in the visiting
team is high was proven conclusively
yesterday morning, when a bus load
of the Aussies held their first practice session on the local field, and a
bigger crowd than most rugger games
draw turned out to see the workout.
The visiting fifteen has spent the
past two days visiting on the campus
with local rugger moguls showing
them around.
The same powerful line that whipped the hapless Vancouver Lions
36-3 last weekend has  come  out  on
top of contests with England,
and France will see action.
Al Laithewaite's 'Bird crew will
strip the same squad that met the
California Golden Bears a week ago
but with two star forwards missing
from the scrum.
Veterans Al Carlyle and Keith McDonald   are   still   incapacitated   as   a
result of injuries received in the last ]
California game.
Student supporters are looking for
a Louis-Walcott type of game with
the visiting favorites expected to put
on a strong show and the underdog
home team hoping for an upset. The
'Bird ruggermen have been watching
the Wallabaies for several days, and
have become familiar to some extent
with the Australian style of play, On-
Hartman Seen As Hopeful
In Olympic Cycle Trials
UBC has been harbouring an unheralded pedal-pusher
who is definitely Olympic material. George Hartman, a third
year engineering student, although a racer only since 1946, has
established an enviable record, and rates highly in Canada's
hopes for an Olympic win next August.
Behind    this   stocky   cyclist,    is   a#—	
woh   has   acted   as   his   trainer
Q ^l right now you're breaking records
^   ... but the "breaks" don't always last
Vv HEN success seems to crown your every
effort, and the way ahead looks smooth and
inviting, it's easy to forget that the only
thing certain about life is its uncertainty.
But the wise man remembers. • • and through
a soundly charted life insurance program,
prepares himself to meet the unexpected-
whatever it may be. Protected by insurance,
he looks forward to a future free from want
and worry, well-defended against dangers
and difficulties.
In the planning of such a life insurance
program, you will find the Mutual Life
representative a friendly and experienced
counsellor. He has received thorough training in adapting life insurance to the varied
needs, desires and responsibilities of people
of all ages and incomes.
Consult him at your earliest convenience.
He will study your special problems and
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life insurance.
and coach — Morris Robinson, president of the Vancouver Bicycle Club.
Hartman started as a perennial
third place rider, for in his first
three races, namely The Daily Province Race, O. B. Allan Race and the
Pacific Coast Championships, as well
as the Redmond Bike Derby, the five
foot seven inch speedster came home
in the show position.
However for his efforts he received
two trophies the O, B. Allan cup and
the M.  Robinson  bauble.
He returned for the 1947 season and
started off in great style, as he
defeated all-ocers in the 100-mile
Harry 8. Routledge Trophy grind.
He came within seven minutes of the
course record.
Only two weeks later, he came
back to cop the Pacific Cycle Club
Trophy for a 103-mile course, in
record-breaking five hour twelve
minute and 28 second time.
The month of May holds two
major trials for the speedster, first
the University exams and second the
Olympic trials in Toronto. If successful in these latter events, George
Hartman is a cinch to be on the
six-rider team, representing the
Maple Leaf at London, in August.
402 West Pender St., — Vancouver 201-4 Times Bldg., — Victoria
Austere Pep-Meet
For Aussies Today
Today at noon in the Auditorium,
the visiting Wallabies will be introduced to the student body at a pepmeet that would do credit to Mackenzie King's austerity programme.
Lome Glendinning, head plank in
pep-board said that thc reason for
such a cut and dried student get-
t'ogcther is that exam-time is drawing  quickly  into ominous  view.
All that ha.s been planned i.s the
introduction of the touring Australian
team and of the Thunderbirds. Bandleader Frank Nightingale and his
popular orchestra will be on hand
to divert aw much boredom as possible.
Doug Whittle's Chiefs didn't quite
make it Monday night on the UBC
basketball courts when a last minute
drive fell short and they went down
to a 68-56 defeat at the hands of the
Dominion  Champion  Clover Leafs.
Since it was the first game of the
Vancouver city Senior A Men's basketball finals, it was a long tough
grind from beginning to end. The
students managed to keep up with
the fast breaking Leafs through the
first quarter and held the score at a
12 all tie.
However in the next canto the 1947
champs ran away with the tilt and
rode right over the hapless Chiefs
to leave the floor with a big 36-20
lead at the half time horn.
With Ole Bakken flipping in five
quick baskets, the Leafs lead by 22
points, on the long end of a 50-28
score, at one point in the third frame.
But it was the last quarter that
featured the old Chief attack a.s they
came back fighting and with the aid
of the sharp-shooting of guard, Freddy
Bossons, they cut the Leafs lead down
to a scant 12 points before the final
whistle blew.
lookers point out that just holding the
visitors would be a great victory.
For the Bird fifteen it will be a
tough week with another major McKechnie Cup tilt scheduled with Vancouver Lions Saturday. Coach Laithewaite is not worried about the rest
of the season however, and today's
tilt will be the big test of the year.
In an attempt to create some interest ln competitive skiing among
the girls on the campus, a giant
Slalom will be held for the girls in
conjunction with the men's intramural meet on Grouse Mountain,
March 7.
Experience is not at all necessary,
just enthusiasm. Each girl out for the
competition will be given a trial run
one the course, running from thc
top of the Big Hill.
All girls that are planning to enter
are called to a special meeting this
Thursday in Arts 103 at 12:30 sharp.
Everyone out!
UBC Thunderettes will play the
Chilliwack girls in the first game of
the Lower Mainland finals in UBC
Gym tonight at 9:00.
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All those who wish to try out for
thc UBC tennis team are asked to
sign their names on ihe entry sheet
on the gymnasium notice board before Thursday. Elimination matches
will start Saturday. The time and
place of each match will be posted in
the  gym.
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