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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 58
Record Poll Predicted
—Daily Ubyssey Photo Tby Larry Ades
HERE'S SNOW IN YOUR EYE playful UBC men screamed Tuesday as they washed the face
of a pretty co-ed with handfuls of the season's first white stuff. The surprise flurries painted
the campus a Christmasy white, but it was sno'fun for Loni Francis the well-scrubbed victim.
AMS Meeting
But Fans Hear
Flops - -
The one hundred and fifty lonely individuals who turned
out yesterday to what was to have been the second special AMS
meeting in less than two weeks had to be satisfied with hearing
nothing more than a few rousing election campaign songs.
After waiting ten minutes from the
time discussion on NFCUS-IUS affiliation was to get' underway, President
Grant Livingstone declared, "I am unable to open the meeting in view of
the insufficient turnout."
Scarcely had he spoken to the small
gathering for a minute before the
front door of the gym burst open
under the pressure of a .handful of supporters of Paul Plant, who is currently
campaigning for the position af AMS
Huddled inside the north entrance,
ihe campaigners lifted their voices in
Plant's praise. Most of the members
looked pleased with the unexpected
diversion. Some councillors stared
coldly, others making little effort to
control their chuckles.
Livingstone, gavel in hand at first
appeared indetermined whether to
attempt to call for order or wait until
the revellers had finished. He waited.
Finally, the chorus subsided, and
the president again announced that
the meeting would not be called to
order at all.
The question of affiiation of the
National Federation of Canadian University Students with the International Union of Students would be
placed first on the agenda of the
spring meeting, he said.
Livingstone concluded his remarks
with an appeal for all AMS members
to "get out and vote" today, and an
expression of thanks to the few who
did turn out to the meeting.
No Referendum
For IUS Merger
Winnipeg, Feb. 4—(CUP)—
University of Manitoba Students Union has voted to join
the International Union of Students without consulting the
student body.
All but one member of the Student
Council felt that the majority of students at the Manitoba university favored IUS affiliation and that, therefor^ a student referendum was unnecessary.
Max Haskell, lone supporter of the
referendum, said the IUS resolution
had roused much controversy in Alberta and if the Manitoba student
body passed the affiliation measure
by unanimous decision "'H may well
have a desirable influence on Alberta."
There has been a great deal of controversy on most Canadian campuses
over affiliation with IUS and each
University will decide by referendum or council decision whether or
not to join the organization. Students
of UBC will vote by referendum on
the matter in a general AMS meeting
in March.
Locked Gymnasium
Holds 'Key' To
Scant AMS Crowd
Scores of students were turned
away disappointed from Tuesday's
Alma Mater Society meeting—but
not because of crowded bleachers.
While AMS President Grant Livingstone was Inside the gymnasium
telling the sparse assembly there
were too few present to hold the
meeting—other students were trying
the gymnasium door and walking
away. The door,was locked.
For Campus Elections
A poll conducted on the campus Monday afternoon
revealed that presidential candidates Brousson and Williams
stand an almost, equal chance of being elected. The difference in preference for the two candidates was only six votes
out of 200 students questioned.
Students in Brock Hall, the Library, area, the bus stop,
the Science and Arts buildings were polled. It is significant
that no one area went "all out" for either candidate.
Almost 25 percent of those polled were undecided, but
none of those questioned did not know the names of the
Brock Holl Scene
Of Russian Music
The Russian Circle will present
Russian folk and classical music at
8:00 p.m., February 20, in Brock Hall.
Performers are to be pianist June
Richardson McBride, soloist Miss L.
Kretova, and an ensemble of eight
Russian vocalists.
National Tour
Bob Harwood, newly-elected
president of the National Federation of Canadian University
Students, left Tuesday night for
a coast-to-coast tour of Canadian Universities.
First stop will be MacMaster University, Hamilton, where he will preside over the NFCUS executive meeting.
Following that, he will tour the 21
member universities of NFCUS.
The trip will take him through all
nine provinces—from Charlottetown,
PEI, to UBC.
"There are two purposes in my trip,"
Harwood declared, "One is to stimulate interest in NFCUS, the other to
assist those delegated to carry out the
1948 program."
Tax Set-Up Scored
By Garson In
Talk To Liberals
Present "revolution - breeding"   Dominion-Provincial tax
set up was attacked recently by
Premier  Stuart  S.  Garson  of
Looking back at the depression of
the '30s, Mr. Garson told UBC Liberals
that "when the great depression hit
Canada the people were told by the
provincial governments that there was
no money to help them and by the
federal government that help was a
provincial and municipal responsibility."
"Such deadlocks as arose out of
that situation breed revolution. More
governments, throughout history, have
been overthrown through impotence
than through oppression," he said.
He described the allotment of taxation privileges as "aggravating to an
emergency situation."
"The solution lies," Garson said,
"in an equalization of tax distribution
amongst the provinces and a re-allotment of taxation privileges as recommended by the Rowell-Sirois Commission's report."
Students Choose Top Officials
In First Of Three Votes Today
Authoritative sources were forecasting a record vote early
this morning as 9,000 UBC students flocked to the polls to elect
the two chief AMS executives for the 1947-48 term.
Presidential   candidates   are   Dave *	
Brousscn and Dave Williams, and
running for treasurer are Jerry Macdonald, Paul Plant, and Harry Curran.
Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. at several voting stations
throughout the cumpus.
Balloting for treasury candidates
will be on the preferential system.
Students will mark all ballots with
first, second and third choices.
Relaxation of former campaign rules
has thrown the elections wide open
this year, and excitement has been
heightened among students with the
appearance of sideshows, girls and
huge banners, officials say.
Authoritative sources were not predicting a victory for any one candidate as popularity of the aspirants
seemed evenly divided among the
student body.
Balloting will continue next Wednesday, February 11, when students
record their choices for Coordinator
of Social Activities, Junior Member,
Sophomore Member, and Secretary.
Sole candidate for secretary is Nancy
Davidson, and nominations close for
this position at 5 p.m. today. Running
for social coordinators are Hans
Schjelderup and Chick Turner,
Junior Member aspirants are Ian
McKenzie, Bob Currie, and Mary
Elections for Men's Athletic Directorate are slated for two weeks from
Today's Vote     ,
In AMS Elections
At Five Booths
Five polling booths on the campus
will record today's vote in Student
Council elections. According to faculties, here is where you vote:
Law and Commerce: Brock Hall.
Agriculture: Agriculture foyer
Arts, second, third and fourth year:
^uditorium foyer.
Arts, first year, and Applied Science,
first and second years: Armory.
Science, all other years: Applied
Science building.
Home Economics, nursing, physical
education and teacher training: Auditorium.
Will Sweep Polls
We Know Dave Will Win
Claim Campus Leaders
There was no doubt in the minds of presidential nomination signers that their candidates would sweep the polls
yesterday as UBC students prepared to cast their ballots
in what is forecast as the biggest AMS poll in history.
Bob Wilson, president of the
Commerce Undergrad Society, says
of the serious-eyed, sandy-haired
Williams: "Dave's outstanding
characteristic is his ability to lead
and organize student effort's to the
benefit of all campus groups."
"In the three years I have known
pee-wee I have constantly admired his accomplishments in many
fields of endeavor," he declared.
Ernie Perrault. put down his
UBC Radio Society microphone
long enough to aver that Williams' "attitude is unassuming yet'
he has always maintained complete control of any situation."
"His decisions have always been
well considered and he has never
rushed in to make a statement
without knowing all the facts
pertinent to a situation," the student mikeman added.
"These qualifications were amply
demonstrated during pec-wee's
term of office as president of the
Parliamentary  Forum,"  he  said.
Muriel van der Valk, leader in
the Social Problems Club, the IRC,
the UN society, boosts tall dark
Acadian, Brousson with the pledge
"my vote goes for Brousson because his claims . . . are based on
proven ability and experience. He
is as impartial as he is interested
in student welfare."
She described the "big man on
the campus" as a "driving force,
a top-notch executive, an effective
John MacKenzie, one of Brous-
son's Legion supporters, and an
active worker on Legion housing
drives of the past three years,
"Two years ago when 300 married veterans were desperately in
need of housing, Brousson gave
all he had to get us the housing
we now have."
"As head of the legion, two
years ago, Dave's administrative
ability showed itself."
Campus Socialists
Now 'Student CCF'
UBC student socialists voted by a
small majority Monday to call themselves the Student CCF Club.
Resolution to change the club's
name passed only after a bitter battle
in which Roger Pederson, executive
member, was charged with "filibustering" by President Bryce.
At twenty-five minutes past one
he was told by Bryce that his time
was up and the question would have
to be called, as it was necessary to
vacate the room.
Pederson refused to relinquish the
floor and was subsequently charged
with filibustering.
Another resolution which had been
deferred from the last meeting, that
the club should divorce itself from
Communism passed by a 40-32 vote
after a half-hour debate.
Veterans' Cheques
In Armoury Today
Today is payday for 5000 veterans studying at UBC.
February cheques from the Department of Veterans' Acalrs will
be distributed in fne Armoury today and Thursday from 9:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
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Today's Pep-Meet
Sparked By Tenor
Kenneth Spencer, noted negro singer, will be featured at
(he Aggie pep meet today in
the Armoury at 12:30.
This meet will be one of a
series of events preceding the
Farmers' Frolic Friday.
Planned for today is an "Apple
Day" the proceeds of which will
go to complete the plans for the
building of a fountain for the Library
Pond. This fountain will be dedicated
to Mr. Frank E. Buck, UBC landscape artist and prominent town planner, who retired from the Horticulture
department recently.
On Friday noon and archery contest will be on at the butts by the
Gym. Free tickets will be given for
any bulls-eyes made.
In charge of arrangements is Johnny
Caplette. He has announced that he
will allow somebody to shoot an apple
off his head, but he adds that the
archer must take his shot from the
roof of the Aggie building.
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CBC'S 'VARSITY SHOW was taken over Monday night by
three members of UBC's Radio Society who are, from left to
right, Don Cunliffe, Ernie Perrault, and Peter Duval, 'Varsity
Show', produced by the four western Canadian universities in
conjunction with the CBC, is a weekly feature. THE DAILY UBYSSEY
Wednesday, February 4, 1948
The Daily Ubyssey
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Published throughout the university year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia
• • •
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial  staff  of  The  Daily  Ubyssey  and  not  necessarily
those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
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GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor, Tore Larssen;  Features  Editor, George  Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger,
Today, in the space normally set aside for
an editorial, we would like to send a message
not to the 9000 students on the campus at
UBC, but to those who take the time to read
the editorials.
We have seen fit to take this step with the
idea in mind that you people can do a great
service to the University. We feel that the
people who read these editorials are also the
ones who will recognize the importance of
voting in today's AMS elections.
For that reason then, it is hardly necessary for us to urge you to make use of your
right to a ballot. However, there is something
that you can do.
Since we feel that it is unnecessary to
urge you to vote, we are urging you to urge
others to take themselves to the polls today
and make use of the privilege extended to all
students who are qualified members of the
Alma Mater Society.
You who will be voting anyhow realize
why it is important to vote. Perhaps you can
explain it to those who don't. It's not an easy
task but it is most certainly an important one.
About 200 students left the gymnasium
Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. with a rather bad taste
in their mouths.
They had arrived at 12:30 to see the discharge of justice in the enactment or denial
of council's resolution calling for NFCUS
affiliation with the International Union of
Students, but they went away disappointed.
Grant Livingstone, AMS president, rose
to the microphone, gathered his robes of state
about him, and told the vast expanses of
.empty grey painted bleachers that he did not
feel there was a sufficient number of students
present to justify calling the meeting to order,
After a few announcements the faithful 200
joined the not so faithful 8800 romping in the
Probably the most disappointed worthy
was Grant Livingstone. He had been beaten
on his home ground. Livingstone had held out
at the National conference in Winnipeg last
Christmas, from whence sprang the resolution, for the referendum.
Other delegations had pointed out that
there would be insufficient popular interest
in the matter to render a vote practical. Livingstone charged otherwise, warming in his
eulogy of UBC student spirit. Poor Mr. Livingstone is wondering what campus Jeaders
across Canada are thinking now, and we don't
blame him.
In any event, Tuesday's show leads one
to wonder what is to become of student gov
ernment. It is surely time that every student
examined for himself the ideals and purposes
underlying the administrative structure that
has been developed on this campus, and de
cides for himself whether they are worth the
one hour two or three times a year to attend
general meetings.
We are sincere in our conviction that the
value of student self government at a university and at a high school needs no editorial
boost. In a word: through the awarding of
responsibility, responsibility is learned; but
this is a digression.
The fact remains that 200 turned up for
a general meeting of the AMS and the roots
of student government were shaken. It is to
be hoped that the student body will make a
more serious effort to attend the spring meeting when the IUS matter will be tried for
the third time.
The Children's Hour
Last week, in response to an invitation,
members of this university's Publications
Board lowered themselves into yellow poster-
painted automobiles, shook hands all around,
adjusted their sungoggles, and set off at a
furious rate for the American border.
They were bound for the University of
Washington, ostensibly to take over and produce an edition of the U. of W. Daily.
As nearly as your Uncle is able to recall,
the Ubyssey crowd prepared for this effort
by visiting a number of quasi-intellectual
Washington Social and Educational institutions the previous night. By 11 a.m. the next
morning, they had sufficiently recovered to
unship the brass tools of their trade and start
digging for news on the U. of W. campus.
At 11:33 a.m., your red-eyed Uncle found
himself cornered by faculty members of U.
of W.'s international relations and history
departments, who foolishly insisted upon asking him questions about Canada's austerity
Considering that he knows little or nothing about Canada's austerity program, your
Uncle thinks he did pretty well. Remembering
that he had had no breakfast that morning,
he told them that the program was playing
hob with our capital investment structure;
and that we were all starving. This, it turned
out, was good for a free lunch; and he
recommends this procedure to all of you
who may be taking part in future international conferences.
He now hopes that history will bear him
out, lest he be known as an incorrigible liar
in two nations of the world.
At 11 p.m., the Ubyssey people had
locked up the U. of W. Daily and tucked it
into bed. At 11:10 p.m., they continued their
research into quasi-intellectual Seattle institutions.
In the course of this very full day, they
discovered a number of highly interesting
facts, not all of which are printable.
One interesting fact is that sociologists
apparently are the same, the world over. If
a sociologist is trapped out canoeing with a
redhead, during working hours, he will tell
you blandly that he is compiling data on
the Role of Water Sports in Urban Communities. If you catch him riding wildly around
on a merry-go-round with some bleached
Godiva in tow, he will look at you with
surprise and tell you of his work on Adolescents and Public Parks and Playgrounds.
Sociologists have more fun than anybody.
Continued on Pape 3
'Ignorance Is Not Innocence'       A Plea
Dear Sir:
The Daily Ubyssey deserves
much praise for printing this article: Ignorance is not Innocence.
Although the subject is shocking,
perhaps, to some of us, we should
give it some thought.
Sex perversions and crimes are
committed by people in all Walks
of life. We should be aware that
these crimes are confined, not only
to those of inferior mentality, but
also to those who are otherwise
normal citizens. Because of some
incident or frustration in their
early lives, these unfortunate men
and women suffer sexually-warped
minds. They are a menace to
society and to themselves.
Society does nothing constructive to cure these people. Instead,
if they are caught (and only a
few of them are), they are fined
or imprisoned; only to be released
in no way improved. Punitive
measures are not the answer; only
medical treatment can insure them
the path to normality.
Not only children are ignorant
of the facts of life, but many
adults, too, are shamefully in the
dark. They treat the subject of
sex as if it were indecent; something which should not be frankly
discussed. How can these naive
parents be expected to properly
teach the ways of nature to their
This teaching should, and must
be, taught in the schools. Knowledge gleaned from street corners
and gutters As not clean, healthy
knowledge. Since all children are
healthily inquisitive about sex,
why should they be artlessly df>
ceived with untrue fables? The
true facts can be pleasantly and
informally taught so that children
will think of sex in the right
frame of mind.
Only by accepting the full responsibility of sex education and
medical treatment can we, as society, hope to curb the apalling increase of sexual crimes.
Children are born with fresh,
healthy minds; let us insure their
thoughts against being warped
through  ignorance.
Redner  N.  Jones,
1st Year Pre-Med
"It Seems Logical . . ."
Dear Sir:
I agree wholeheartedly with
your suggestion that the Chairman
of the Undergraduate Societies
Committee be elected at the same
time as the President and Treasurer, In many respects the position of the Chairman of USC demands the same degree of tact,
sound judgment, and sense of responsibility as is required for the
two senior council offices.
It seems logical to assume that
the calibre of candidates for USC
Chairman would be increased considerably if the responsibility of
this position were acknowledged
by its inclusion with President and
Treasurer for election purposes.
While I do not see how additional interest could be stimulated
in USC by changing its name, perhaps other students will have
some constructive remarks to
make. It seems to me that those
who are really interested in student activities will not be hindered by what you imply is a misleading title.
Would you care to elaborate on
the point of "council domination"
of USC? I am not sure whether
you advocate complete autonomy,
which would be violating the
AMS code, or freedom from attempts by other council members
to frustrate USC's functions.
Bill McKay
(Ex  Chairman,   USC)
Dear Sir:
On Friday, January 29, when I
went down to the basement of
the Library at 9:30 to get my coat,
I found that it was not there. I
will not attempt to weigh a moral
judgment of the action of the
individual nor will I attempt to
delve into the psychological reasons behind the act. The reflection on the mentality of the university student need not be mentioned. Nor will I begin to explain
the financial conditions which I
This I only ask: that the person who either erroneously or
deliberately removed my grey
gabardine coat from the basement
of the library return it to the
Sue  Young
Gossip in the Library
Dear Sir:
There seems to be a common
belief amongst a great number of
students that the university library has been placed at their
disposal solely for the purpose of:
1. Communal exchanges of gossip and scandal.
2. The telling of screamingly
funny jokes.
3. The making of 'dates.'
4. Noisy communal get-togethers
in working out problems.
5. Long explanations of what
happened   over   the   weekend.
For the sake of those students
who wish to use the library for
the unusual purpose of studying,
would it be possible for, say, the
periodical room to be turned into
a general gossip corner so that
the rest of the library might be
left for reading and writing without   vocal   accompaniment?
try Y H
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Integrity Beyond Question
Dear Sir:
Permit me to commend the
Ubyssey upon writing an article
written by Norman E. Wright, a
student veteran of the University
of Manitoba.
Having had the privilege of
knowing Mr. Grant Livingstone for
the past two years, I have no
hesitation in stating that his integrity is beyond question.
If every real Canadian approached a problem in the same positive,
constructive manner as Grant, this
great country of ours would ever
be a better place in which to live.
Frank J. E. Turner
Dear Sir:
There is a tendency at Parliamentary Forum meetings to forget
that the organization is a debating
society. By its very nature a debate calls upon speakers often to
support arbitrary stands even beyond their personal convictions. I
was in this position to some extent
in a debate on religion last fell,
and am still regarded with sympathy and some suspicion by certain devout Christians on the campus.
A more pertinent example is in
last week's debate on citizenship
for Japanese-Canadians, Three
persons—Marshall Bray, Ron Grant
and Roger Pedersen spoke against
extension of citizenship privileges
to thd Japanese. They were subjected to a great deal of adverse
comment from the audience.
Those three speakers were debating emphatically against their
personal convictions for the sake
of the debate, and I admire their
Eric   Broderick
Why Can't IUS Forget?
Dear Sir:
What right has IUS to participate in anti-Fascist activities? It
is true that the whole human race
would have been pushed back
several centuries if Fascism had
been victorious in the recent war.
It is also true that Fascism is all
that is evil, brutal, bestial, coming
into the open, and by torture and
murder, concentration camp and
gas chamber, destroying every decent thought, every decent thing,
destroying intelligence itself, but
of course at the same rime desperately trying to maintain qur
present property relations.
But surely a world embracing
organization of university students
can find something more amusing
to do than to attempt to clean
from the history books all fascist
lies, than to campaign for the
cracking down on collaborators
and quislings.
Why cannot IUS forget that
preventing a recurrence of Fascism is also working for peace,
and by such forgetfulness earn
the praise rather than the present
criticism of the delegates, who, at
the NFCUS conference, disapproved of such partisan action?
Joe Mollison
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Help for BCER
Dear Sir:
Mr. E. W. Arnott claims the
BCER cannot afford to supply
university students with hi«h
school tickets. At the same time
they claim the University bus is
not self-supporting.
I suggest we would all be willing to make this bus run self-
supporting by paying the full
eight and one third cents fare for
the bus ride with transfer privileges. Thus the University bus
would get the eight and one third
cent ticket once a day rather than
the present three cent ticket twice
a day from each student.
This would represent the substantial increase to the bus line
of 39 percent.
Eric Manuel
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toligy and Eh-. F. R. Adams, zoology,
in a panel discussion. The Case for
Evolution at 12:30 Thursday. Physics
UBC FISH AND GAME CLUB presents Bert Pfieffer showing motion
pictures on "Big Game in B.C." and
"Falconry" in Applied Science 100
12:30 Wednesday.
Club will meet in Arts 106 at noon
MUSIC APPRECIATION Club presents Sibelius "Symphony No. 4 in A
Minor and Die Okeaniden" 12:30.
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Candidate - VOTE
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This advertisement is inserted by the candidate's campaign manager
m Wednesday, February 4, 1948
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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES in today's Student Council
elections are both veterans and active in student affairs. Following elections today for president and treasurer, other positions will be filled February 11 and 18.
Scholarship Open
In Music and Song
Students talented in music and
song competition are offered scholarship opportunity in a competition
sponsored by the Association of Composers, Authors, and Publishers of
Canada, Limited.
First scholarship prize, worth $750.
in tuition and maintenance, is tenable at the Royal Conservatory of
Music, Toronto, or at the McGill University Conservatorium of Music,
A number of other prizes are also
The competition is open to all students who are established residents
of Canada or Newfoundland, who will
be under 22 on March 31, 1948.
Two original works must be submitted of which one must be a song.
Applications and rules may be
obtained at the Registrar's office.
THE THREE students above
are candidates for the office of
Treasurer of the Alma Mater
Businessmen Beam
Blue Blazehs Back
Why be blue?
Commerce Undergraduate Society
thinks that it has the answer to that
age-old query, because:
One hundred (count 'em, 100) navy
blue men's blazers, ordered three
years ago, official campus "dress"
uniform for Commercemen, have finally arrived at the AMS office.
"What the blue blazes . . ." said
AMS office employees, viewing the
pile of jacke's.
"Blue blazers" corrected Tom Harris, CUS vice-president, smiling happily.
Double-breasted, with long rolled
lapels, the blue blazes - oops - blazers
are known as the "three-one-to-
button" style, CUS officials state that
a white crest, bearing blue commerce colors, piped with gold trim,
may be ordered with the blazer if
desired. All blazers will be tailored
to fit, if required.
"They were worth waiting for"
sang CUS man Harris. 'Prices are
reasonable and any Commerceman
who comes prepared to pay at the
AMS office can have one."
Photograph Contest
Deadline Feb. 20
Annual UBC photographic salon,
sponsored by the Camera Club, will
open on the campus February 22. The
two-week salon will show pictures
by both amateur and commercial
Deadline for all pictures, which
must be 5 by 7 inches or larger, is
February 20.
Jokers take to the soap boxes today at noon.
Irregardless of weather, the Joker Club Soap Box
Derby will zoom off along the Mall from the Administration
Building at 12:45. Finish line is in front of the Armoury
upon circling the building area.
There is a possibility that several candidates for King
of the Kiddies will enter the derby.
make-up for the Mussoc production
of s"Robin Hood" please sign notice
on  the Mussoc Room today.
TWO GIRLS WANT ride to Seattle
next weekend. Phone Nora at FR.
2469, after 7:00,
WANTED - Two students, man and
wife or two girls, to share an apartment with another student, Owner
has car. Apply information desk in
AMS office.
LARGE FURNISHED room for Student, Apply 1538 W 10th,
Male Domination
For U of T Women
Toronto, Feb 3— (CUP)—Women of
Victoria College at Toronto will continue to carry on under traditional
male domination" in their students
At an open meeting of the Victoria
College Union, women students attempted to wrest control of the major
executive positions under a new draft
of the VCU constitution. They succeeded in forcing equality of the
sexes for the appointive position of
Editor of Acta Victoriana, but failed
in their bid for the offices of president and vice-president of the VCU.
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR     (Continued from Page 2)
The Ubyssey researchers found one U.
of W. instructor in sociology (a Ph.D. to boot)
who spends his entire working day sitting in
a campus coffee-shop, ogling the customers
and consuming dozens of cups of coffee and
hot buttered rolls. This work-weary savant,
they learned, is slaving away there on a fellowship from his department; and he is making a study of student attitudes. What that
means, we don't know; but we have our
suspicions. He seems to have compiled a lot
of information on the women coffee-drinkers.
Speaking of student attitudes and coffee
shops, you might drop into the Brock snack
bar this afternoon. Your Uncle was informed
by three beautiful young women (Nora, Pat
arid Marjorie) that, out of respect for the late
Mohandas K. Gandhi, they will spend the day
drinking nothing stronger than milk and devouring nothing more fattening than (presumably) their usual coterie of dates. Not
unacquainted with the appetites of these
lissome little beasts, your Uncle assures you
that their struggles will be something to
watch. Anyone who would think up slogans
like: "no candy out of respect for Gandhi" and
"only milk today for Mohandas K." deserves
to starve, anyway,.
And while you're there, you might cheer
up our friend George, who made the mistake
of falling hopelessly in love with Anne of
Bourbon-Parma; and who, in this dark brown
situation, just sits around now, eating his
heart out. George drinks straight bourbon,
now, with a sprig of crushed parma violets in
it. He calls it Roumanian Rhapsody.
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Mittmen Plan
Busy Season
The second annual University Boxing Championships tare
approaching and according to
Jack Pomfret, this year's affair
promises to be even more of a
success than last year's. Preliminaries will be run off soon
in preparation for the big night
on March 19, and all applications should be submitted in
the next three weeks.
According to locker-room chatter,
the Phi Belt's mammoth mauler,
Herb Capozzi, is gunning for a repeat of last year's performance which
saw him beat Ian Sprinkling in 5
minutes flat, and is issuing an open
challenge to anyone who will dare
to meet him in the ring. It is said
that this challenge is directed particularly towards the Beta's. Ron
Waters, last year's terrific slugger
is reported to be working out, and
it will take a good man to beat him
this time.
This year's card features some new
stars, and the old champions are
going to have to work hard to retain
their crowns. With such upsets in
the offing, the programme should be
one of the best yet.
Blues And Whites
Roar To Victory
In Minor League
UBC's maple courts resounded to
the cheers of Minor League Basketball fans Monday night, as all three
In(er A teams and one Senior B club
saw action.
In the Initial tilt of the evening,
the Inter A Blues, got off to a slow
start, and were trailing by a 23-16
count at half-time. However after a
short rest and a pep talk from coach
Ivor Wynne, the spirited Bhiemen
came back in the second half to drive
to a 46-39 win over the Inter A Golds.
Inter A Whites met the Acadia Scn-
lor B quintet in the second game of
the evening. Trailing by three points
at the end of the first quarter, the
Whites roared into high gear to lead
25-21 at the breather. The Acadia
entry lagged behind from there on
and finally lost 53-34 to the Whites.
BARRIE MORRIS—Hartt Crosby and other 'Bird rugby stars, seen above in a practice session,
will be on deck in the Stadium grudge match scheduled with Victoria over the weekend.
Th ndering Thunderbirds
Battle Tide Ruggermen
Victoria-Varsity rivalry, which has been smoldering warmly since the 'Birds were squeezed out three weeks ago in the Capitol, will, flare into prominence Saturday afternoon when
Victoria Crimson Tide invades the campus for a McKechnie Cup rugby tilt with Thunderbirds.
Biggest crowd of the season is expected for the grudge classic which is heralded as the deciding game in selecting the British Columbia rugger champions for 1948.
Still smarting from the beating sus^
tained in their last meeting with the
Tide three weeks ago.and annoyed at
the jibes of Island sports writers, the
Thunderbirds have been fiercely training for the renewal of the Cup series.
Last Saturday saw them in good shape
as they trounced the weak Rowing
Club fifteen in an exhibition match.
Although not overly confident, the f
Victoria red shirts have been morally
boosted by their unexpected wins in
two series games. On Boxing day the
Tide beat the Vancouver Reps and on
January 17 the hard working Island
forwards just managed to hold out the
hard pressing Birds, and ran up a 7-6
Thunderbirds has previously licked
the Vancouver squad  and  the  fight
hinges on this weekend's game. A
win for the students will tie up the
series, and a tie will leave the trophy
in the hands of last year's winner
which was the Birds,
Coach Laithewaite's lads will have
to watch big fullback Tom McKeaehie,
who in the last match outkicked and
outplayed  the  campus-ites  and  was
responsible for  the Victoria scoring,
with a penalty kick and field goal.
A second major weekend tilt will see
UBC at Brockton Bowl fighting for the
Tisdale Cup, and the city championship. A win can cinch the trophy, and
although most fans will be at the
Stadium, supporters are expected to be
at the Bowl in good numbers.
Tuesday, February 3, 1948
It is seldom that the Editors of this page in the Ubyssey
have cause to criticize the actions of the student body. This
is as it should be. However when the cause presents itself
before the Editors, it is only right that they use their power to
make known the offending action to the students on the campus.
Sportsmanship is our topic on this occasion. And it is a
subject upon which no University paper should ever have an
editorial. Poor sportsmanship is not a thing that should be
connected with sports, and least of all in connection with
The action that we refer to is the baiting of the visiting team
and the name-calling that is done by the fans and the spectators.
Now we know that there will be people who will read this and
feel that the Editor is being unnecessarily small, petty, and
narrow minded, but this is not really so.
Of course we must allow that much of this shouting is done
in fun and no real harm is meant by it. However, when a fan
baits a player who is playing good, clean ball, and calls the
player names for no reason than to get him mad, the action
ceases to be funny. Quite unlike baseball, this is not part of
the game of basketball. •
This player-baiting was noticeable at the game between
the Seattle College Chieftains and the UBC Thunderbirds. The
fact that the Chieftains beat the 'Birds in the second game only
made the action appear more offensive in the eyes of an
And this is not the first time this has happened. TTio.se
of you who saw the Idaho game will bear with us on that count.
We know that, in that case, we had heard stories about the 'Bird
game at Caldwell last year, but that was no excuse to stoop
to exactly the same fault that we had heard the Idahonians
accused of.
Believe it or not, the feeling with which a visiting college
team leaves a campus counts for a great deal. The impressions
that they carry away with them help to aid or destroy the good
reputation of a University's students. Further, there are too
many people in the public that like to take any opportunity to
point a smearing finger at the University student and make
some suitably insulting remark.
Let's not have this sort of thing happen here. Let's not
have people leaving our campus with a bad taste in their mouths
and an ill feeling in the minds.
League-Leading Loggers
To Meet UBC Hoopsters
One of the most powerful hoop aggregations in the history
of the College of Puget Sound will meet the UBC Thunderbirds
in a conference game Wednesday night.
Logger Coach   Johnnie   Heinricks,   -—	
who is spending his third year with
the'College of Puget Sound, will be
shooting for his sixth straight conference win. Last year the CPS Loggers came out third in the conference
race and will be trying for a first
place slot this year.
A loss for the Loggers would slump
them to second place behind the Willamette University team, while the win
for the Birds would raise them into
third slot.
Bob Finchajn, high scorer for the
45-46 conference season, is with the
Loggers again this year and is among
the ten returning lettermen for the
Lanky Rod Gibbs, who stands some
six foot six inches, is an outstanding
newcomer to the CPS squad this year
and will be a big cog in the Logger
After the recent disastrous road trip
south that saw the UBC Thunderbirds
lose two conference games, one in
Walla Walla, and one in Caldwell,
Idaho, the Birds seemed as if they were
hitting their stride again as they took
both of last weekend's games against
the Portland University Pilots.
Unfortunately the absence of both
Ried Mitchell and Bobby "Hopper"
Scarr from the UBC line-up will be a
blow to the chances of a Bird win over
the Loggers.
Since the result of this game means
a great deal to the Birds chances in
this year's conference, it is hoped that
a large crowd of students will be out
to cheer their college team on to victory.
Game time this Wednesday night is
slated for eight o'clock. Tickets are
available at the Office of the Graduate Manager of Athletics, Luke Moyls.
Get them early.
W   L   Pet.
College of Puget Sound ...5    0   1.000
Willamette University    7    1     .875
Linfield   College    3    2     .600
British Columbia  4    3    .571
Whitman College  3    4     .429
College of Idaho  3     3     .400
Lewis & Clark  1     6     .143
Pacific University   1     7     .123
Birds Going All-out
After Win Over Cubs
Tonight's puck tilt with the
New Westminster Cubs has
taken on the aspects of a 'door-die' effort for the UBC
Birds. Having lost two in a row
to the first place Cubs, the campus hockey men have acquired
a seeming inferiority complex,
whenever they take the ice
against the Queen City boys.
With Gus Ried back in the line-up
after several weeks on the injured list,
the club will be at full-strength for
the first time since early January.
Three full forward lines promise a
better balanced attack, and a consequent relief for the hard-pressed defence, which has had to work overtime
fo cover the weakened front lines,
The added strength up front, will
give goaler Bill House more chance to
clear the puck on his saves, while the
defense will not be forced to pass
out blindly to the opposing forwards.
If the forwards sharpen up a little
on their shots, and finish off the play
around the net, the Birds stand an
excellent chance of coming out of
tonight's fracas with a win.
The line-up scheduled to start is as
follows: Goal—Bill House; Defence—
Terry Nelford and Bob Saunders; Forwards—Young,  Andrew and Berry.
In relief roles Wilde and Hughes will
comprise the second defense and the
second and third forward lines will be
made up of Wagner, Torfasen and
Koch and Ried, Rowledge and Ler-
ON rtw
Harry and his
Melody Men
pity favorite
•M-time musk
Wednesday, February 4—
Gym—Pharmacy vs. Mad Hatters
Thursday, February 5—
Gym—Commerce vs. Aggies
F H—Fort Camp vs. Newman Club
F H—Phi Kappa Sigma vs. Brikits
Friday, February 6—
Gym—Kats vs. Jokers
Touch Football
Wednesday—Phi Delta Theta vs. Beta Theta Pi
Kappa Sigma vs. Alpha Delta Phi
Thursday—Norvans vs. Jokers
Kats vs. Mad Hatters
Friday—Chi Sigma Chi vs. Psi Upsilon
Alpha Tau Omega vs. Brikits
. . . Bird Hooper
TOP SCORER of the Thunderbirds, McGeer, always a dangerous man, turned in a big
score of 23 points against the
Portland Pilots last Saturday in
the UBC gym. A husky six foot
18Q pound right forward, he
will see action tonight when the
'Birds take on the visiting CPS
Loggers. The game is set for
8:00 p.m.
Doug Fraser was declared three way
champion at Banff last Sunday when,
after (he downhill, slalom and giant
slalom races, he led the intercollegiate
field with his 279.8 points out of a
total possible 300 points.
Very steady running in each event
put Fraser ahead of any other individual skier from the Universities of
Washington, Montana, Alberta and
Montana State College.
Owing to several pileups in the
downhill, tlie UBC team as a whole
was forced down into third position.
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