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The Ubyssey Jan 23, 1945

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 Rita Standeven ...       Barbara Smith ... Sally Panton ...        Edith Hammond...       Esther Clark ...
. . . A. G. Delta
, , . K, A. Theta
,,, K. K, Gamma
... Alpha Phi
Alan Ainsworth
Enters Contest
For Presidency
Member of the Alma Mater
Society, announces that he has entered the contest for presidency of
AMS for 1945-46.
"During the past three years,"
Ainsworth stated, "I have taken
part in many branches of campus
activity, and have been fortunate
ln using this opportunity to become familiar with a great many
of the problems of the various organizations and those of the student body generally."
The Junior Member has not only
assisted students' council in initiating] njw pjans^but.haa also been
in charge of Homecoming, and has
woriced with the increasingly important Alumni Association.
"This has been great experience,
and 1 hope to be able to put it to
use," Ainsworth stated.
He did not give any details regarding his plans but gave the
following assurance.
"If elected, I shall energetically
for the promotion of any ideal
or plan that will improve student
government and affairs as a
No. 88
Ainsworth Runs.
... For President
Publicity Puppies
Pant For Panton
• CAMPAIGN publicists for
Red Cross "Snowball"
Queen nominee Sally Panton
were really putting on the dog
Sorority sisters of the Kappa
Kappa Gamma beauty paraded
the campus with several hapless pups bearing signs proclaiming, "Pantin' for Panton".
•   FOUR BOTTLES containing blood plasma in various
stages from primary donation to powdered battlefield
form are displayed in the Caf today in conjunction with this
week's drive for University blood donors.
~"————————————— pjrst   0f   me   pities   contains
Engineers Trek on
Down to Science
Ball February 8
• SCIENCE BALL, social event
of the year for the men in red,
will be held at the Commodore
Thursday, February 8. The theme
will be "The Great Trek," inspired
in no small part by the recent
hikes to Point Grey.
Doc Morton, EUS president, is
in charge of arrangements. The
Science Pep Meet is being planned
by Bud Huff who promises that
this year the show will feature
several new ideas and will hit a
new high in entertainment.
Tickets will go on sale early
next week. Engineers can get
them from their class executives
for |3.50.
Phrateres Sponsor
Drive For Books
• ALL kinds of  books,   novels,
magazines,   and   technical
books fei boys in service may be
placed in the Phrateres Collection
Box at the bottom of the stairs
outside the Caf door.
Students are urged to bring
books now. According to Phrateres president Julie Van Gorder, the
need for books is urgent.
dried blood serum, a white powder,
in the form in which it is transported overseas. The second bottle
contains distilled water, and the
third, plasma mized with water,
ready to be injected.
Fourth bottle contains the
cloudy plasma of a donor who
did not follow Red Cross diet
rules. The plasma contains fats ,
which cannot be evaporated
out, and Is thereby wasted.
Donors signed up to date total
675, or less than 25 percent of
UBC's 2900 students.
George Bramhall, organizer of
the present drive, states, because
of lack of blood plasma on the
field, a wounded soldier must have
a direct transfusion from one of
his buddies.
"A man who Is dodging enemy bullets should not be asked to donate blood—he needs it
himself more than any student," Bramhall emphasized.
"Persons who have the university quota intelligence surely cannot be so mean as to see a man
die because they couldn't inconvenience themselves enough to
donate a pint of blood," Bramhall
Tchaikovsky, Ravel
Played Wednesday
• A PROGRAM of Tchaikovsky's Concerto No, 1 and Ravel's Bolero will be presented in
the Men's Smoking Room of the
Brock at 12:30 Wednesday.
*   RULES AND regulations governing the nomination of
. candidates for the Alma Mater Society have been announced by Barbara Greene, chairman of the elections com
Airmen Hold
Monday Night
• A BANQUET was held for the
officers and men of the University Air Squadron in the Aztec room of the Georgia Hotel last
Following the banquet were
toasts, presentations and entertainment.
Squadron Leader J. Allen
Harris was the chairman. lie gave
the toast to the King. A toast was
given by Flight Sergeant Bell to
the University.
On behalf of the men in the UA
S Sergeant Johnson presented
gifts to the officers and active
NCO's. Squadron Leader Harris
received pearl studs; Flight Lieutenant Ure, a gold key chain; Flt.-
Lieutenant Gage, a Cashmere
scarf; Flight Lieutenant Duff, a
wallet; Flight Lieutenant Campbell, leather gloves; WOl Mayne,
a leather tobaco pouch; Flight
Sergeant Vela, a leather tobaco
pouch; and Sergeant Bell, a wallet.
Entertainment was directed by
MC Barney Potts. A singer, chorus girls, a pianist, an accordian
player, magician, and a comedian
were featured.
Ball Ticket Sales
Drop Sharply
• 'SNO  FUN  for  ticket sellers
these days as ticket sales for
the Red Cross Snow Ball drop
sharply with only two days to go
till the big night of varsity's social season. The ball committee
has worked very hard for the past
few weeks and the floor show
members have done their part des-
p 11 e transportation difficulties.
Business men all over town have
given their support to the drive
and now It Is up to the students.
Sixteen coeds have given several
hours of their time dally for three
weeks to go to the Commodore to
practise arduous routines for the
best Red Cross chorus ever given,
Kelly-Douglas has donated the
services of their Harmony House
Orchestra, with some of the best
musicians in town under the direction of Richmond Hyslop, plus
the Nabobettes.
Cunningham Drugs has consented to sponsor the chorus and the
Salmon River Logging Company
will sponsor decorations. The
printing of raffle tickets has been
donated by the Point Grey News
Gazette and posters have been
given by Anderson Printing Co.
In the Caf Thursday a raffle
draw will be held to stir up enthusiasm for the "Snow Ball" with
sales of six beautiful orchids do-
nuted by Stephens-Tulley, Dunbar Florists.
1. Candidates must enquire re
eligibility at the A.M.S. office before commencing their official
2. Nominations for all offices
must be in the hands of the secretary of the Society by the following tunas:
President—5:00 p.m., Wednesday,
January SL -
Treasurer—5:00 p.m., Wednesday,
February 7.
'  All other offices—5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 14.
Nominations for all candidates
must be signed by not less than
10 active members of the AMS
in good standing and shall be
posted on the Student Council
Bulletin Board.
No, student shall sign for more
than one candidate for each office.
3. All candidates will be required to speak to an open meeting of the undergraduate students
on the Monday noon before election day.
4. Elections will be held on the
following dates:
President—Wednesday, Feb. 7,
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Treasurer—Wednesday, Feb. 14,
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Other officers—Wednesday, Feb.
21, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
All balloting will be conducted
in the foyer of the auditorium.
Election will be by preferential
voting and the secret ballot.
5.'Campaigning commences at
8:30 a.m. on Thursady, the day after the nominations close and continues untill 4:00 p.m. Tuesday,
before election day.
6. Candidates for president and
treasurer may post 2 signs (21"-
28") and 3 signs (21"-14"). Candidates for all other offices may
post 3 signs (21"-14").
Signs must not be done by professional sign makers and must be
posted on a notice board. All
signs must first receive a stamp
of approval at the Student Council
7. All candidates shall present
their platforms and qualifications
to the Editor of the Uyssey not
later than 12 noon in the day
that nominations close, for publication in the Thursday Ubyssey.
This material may not exceed 100
words for president and treasurer,
nor 75 words for other offices.
8. Each candidate must appoint
a representative to be present at
the polls ddring election hours
and a scrutineer to assist in counting the ballots following the close
of elections.
9. Any schemes for campaigning
on the campus must receive the
approval of the Elecetion Committee. Candidates requesting any
further information are referred to
the same body. Barbara Greene,
chairman, Les Raphael and Helen
Mussoc Rehearse
In Old Fire Hall
•   MUSICAL    Society    members
rehearse for the "Gondoliers"
each Sunday afternoon in the old
Fire Hall on Seymour Street.
Andree Blais ...
... Delta Gamma      ... Gamma Phi Beta
Noon Pep Meet
Features Three
Coed Choruses
candidates for the Red
' Cross Ball queenship, will come
through today on the auditorium stage at noon In the Red
Cross BaU pep meet. They will
come through their own car-
rteatures drawn by Ubyssey
staff cartoonist Buss Walker.
Another feature of the pep
meet will be a revue of Red
Cross choruses of the past few
years. The Arabian chorus of
1M4 will be presented starring
Margie Beale, Joan Field, Joan
Clarke, Booty Hebb, Daphne
Laird, and Joan Anderson. Ihe
Ave Hawalians of the 1943 ball
will be MarJ Weber, Mona
Quebec, Betty Home, Helen
Bums and Dorothy Hayes, and
the Can-Can revue of 1942 will
feature Joan Mitchell, Patsy
Turner, Val Carnsew, Shirley
Woodward, Pam Scrivener and
Elaine Rogers. The dancers ate
trained by Joan Crewe Straight.
Other highlights of the programme are music by the
Western Air Command Band
and songs by Greg Miller and
Isabel MacKemie.
Freshmen Debate
Against Victoria
Wednesday Noon
• FROSH   DEBATES,   between
UBC and Vic College, will take
place in the Auditorium Wednesday noon. UBC's team will be
composed of Rosemary Hodgins
and Alan Roeher, and the visiting
team members will be Harriet
Hochman and Bob Harwood.
Names of Vic College's teams have
nolt yet been made known to UBC.
The resolution, "University education is inadequate and fails to
meet the needs of the present-day
student," will be upheld by the
home teams, and the visiting
teams will take the negative.
Dean M. D. Mawdsley, Professor F. G. C. Wood, and Professor
J. A. Crumb have cuiiaerued to be
judges here.
Peepers To Reveal '
Campus Life
• BEGINNING    Thursday    The
Ubyssey presents the "Peepers'
Papers," dramatic revelation of
campus life as it has been observed
by a student. Watch for this startling new feature in Thursday's
Anita Thompson ,..
. . . Alpha Delta Pi
Marg Guimont,..
... Alpha O. Pi
Edith Katznelson ..
Sigma Iota Pi
•   UNIVERSITY PLAYERS* Club will present as its thirtieth anniversary production William Shakespeare's immortal farce "The Taming of the Shrew."
"Every feature is to be blended
with particular care," said Ted
English, president and production
manager, "We are very fortunate
In having the services of Cliff Robinson of the camouflage school as
designer. The idea of the unit set
as employed in Othello" is to be
used, but with more interesting
and colorful variations."
English said that Robinson will
also suggest property design and
costume design, unless war shortages prevent the making of costumes, in which case they will
have to be rented.
Members of the club on the production staff, are Fred Lipsett,
stage, manager; Mary Fagan, chairman of properties committee; and
Rita   Standeven,   costumes   and
makeup chairman.
The   cast   of  the   play   will
number about thirty, the largest cast In many years.  Leading parts are as follows:
Katharlna,  the  shrew—Beverley Wilson; Bianca, her sister-
Dorothy   Lewther;   Petruchio,
tamer    of    the    shrew — Jim
Argue; Lucentio and Hortenslo,
suitors of Bianca—Derek Ralston   and   Gerry   Williamson;
Baptista, Katharlna and Blan-
ca's father—Bob Efford.
The play will be under the direction of Mrs. A. G. Graham, assisted by Heather Blundell.   Jack
Duffus is stage manager. EDITORIAL PAGE
JANUARY 23, 194S
UBC's Lilies
Results of the blood donor drive have
been very disappointing. Despite one of the
most extensive campaigns yet put on at
UBC, students have not supported this most
necessary of war charities.
No student can say that he was not
told of the need. It was emphasized constantly throughout the week. No student
can say he found it difficult to make arrangements for giving his blood. A public school
student wejuld have found the plans simple.
No student can say he did not have the
time. During this part of the year students
have more time than anything else.
We cannot find one excuse which we
could use to gild the UBC lily. The only
excuse which might work is the street car
strike, but this difficulty did not deter students from entering into other activities.
And students did not have to visit the clinic
this week. They had only to pledge their
blood during the campaign.
Those students who have not yet signed
a pledge form we would like to appeal to
again. You, living safely many thousand
miles from the war, have not been asked for
very much so far. You have a chance here
to make a real contribution, a direct gift
to those overseas to whom you owe so much.
. You can still find a pledge form. It is
not too late to make a minor hero of yourself, aid the war effort and maintain the
good record of this university in supporting
the Red Cross.
Debates Favor Intolerance
Our McGoun Cup debaters, although
they didn't win the emblem of debating success, are to be congratulated for conducting
a good contest or oratorical skill. To our
victorious visiting team and our defeated
home team alike goes credit for putting up
convincing arguments on both sides of the
It is an interesting fact that three universities found it difficult to prove that Germany should be treated with a tolerant attitude after the war. Only Alberta argued
well on both the affirmative and the negative
UBC's main arguments were reported
as seven-fold: that the Germans are essentially human, that Germany meets national
self-respect, that the Germans are as receptive to world peace as any other nation,
that Germans are not incorrigible, that Germany's reasons for war are pathological;
that reconstitution of Germany is reconstitu-
tion of Central Europe; and that intolerance
threatens our own social well-being.
Alberta's main argument on the negative side centered on the statement that "in
Germany we must destroy the idol and reeducate the worshippers" of German military pride. The visiting team here denied
the worth of tolerance, maintaining it would
only allow the Germans to prepare for a
third world war.
The correct treatment of Germany after
this war is a confusing issue. We could
argue long and well in the best of debating
style on either side of the question.
It seems to us, however, that if you are
thinking in terms of 25 years from now, it
would be very easy to prevent another war
by harsh, intolerant treatment of the German people. But we are thinking in terms
of a hundred years and a thousand years.
Some other solution is needed for permanent peace, rather than suppression of the
human desires of the German people.
Each Year a Better Chorus
We had the opportunity the other day
of watching a dress .rehearsal for the Red
Cross Ball "Snow Frolic". Each year we
swear up and down that the chorus gets
better and better, but we are certain this
time that the 1945 coed chorus hits the peak
of first-class entertainment. The costumes
get better and better every year, too. It's
wonderful what you can do in the name of
the Red Cross.
It doesn't take much to transform a
UBC coed into a very reasonable facsimile
of a Copacabana cutie. Joan Crewe Straight,
hard-working director of Red Cross choruses
from way back, has worked up an intricate
dance of professional calibre which delighted
these tired editorial eyes. We were especially entranced with the "kicking" routine on
the order of Radio City Rockettes.
It's not hard to see why the Red Cross
Ball has become the "big-time" social event
of the year for UBC. It is also the biggest
money-raising scheme for the Red Cross
fund that this university has yet devised.
Although the many students working
on the ball are obviously enjoying themselves, they deserve the thanks of all the students for the effort and time they have
donated to make the ball a success. Sometimes the fun becomes a headache as student amateurs learn why show people are
well-rewarded financially.
in all seriousness
• WHEN THE provincial legislature meets
next month, UBC students may awake
one morning to read of plans for enlarge
ment of buildings and facilities on 'the
The students who walk
to the Brock for lectures and
share precious equipment in
labs may not consider this
information qf immediate
great importance, but nevertheless it would be wise for
students to keep their eye
on the coming session at Victoria. All indications point
to decisions being made that
will decide the post-war
future of UBC.
Any steps taken for development of
British Columbia's university will necessarily include plans for new buildings. Overcrowded conditions have reached the stage
where jokes on the subject are neither
funny nor fashionable.
In 1929, speaking at the opening of the
15th session of the university, the late
Chancellor R. E. McKechnie deplored the
fact that 1900 students were using facilities
designed to accommodate 1600. The administrative buildings have not been enlarged
since that time, but enrollment has pushed
over and beyond the 3,000 mark—double the
number of students for which the present
buildings were designed.
Buildings, then, are of prime importance. New facilities and additions to established ones cannot be undertaken when
there is scarcity of space for existing
While the university may be at a disadvantage in lacking adequate accommoda
tion at present, it has an opportunity to
build a new university on the sound foundation of the old. The new buildings, when
they come, should reflect modern advances
in education. They should not be attempted
replicas of the ivy covered institutions of
the older world. They should be modern
in keeping with a young world and a young
field of education.
New faculties at UBC should be as up»
to-date as any on the continent, not only
because of their newness but also because
it is evident that the men who are doing the
planning are not looking into the next year,
but are looking beyond to a future many
years ahead of present conditions. They
should be modern years after their establishment.
To go hand in hand with this progressive thinking, we need a,bright, modern set
of new buildings. Designs of the past are
not in keeping with what is expected of
education in the future. Even the sometimes
beautiful architecture of the library and
science buildings does not fit in with either
the spirit of the university or the beauty of
campus surroundings. *
I do not mean that we should have a
white concrete Arts building with solar
windows and a lofty tower fitted with a red
neon sign flashing "Arts". The super-modern architecture of today seems doomed to
an ugly old age. But the clean lines (and
absence of the type of walls to which ivy
clings forever) of sound modern architecture would be in keeping for UBC.
With modern, attractive buildings, one
would feel more like walking gaily up the
front steps to a lecture. As it is now, a trip
up the front steps of the library is like a
plodding walk to the dungeon.
• Canadian
• WITH THE announcement
from Ottawa that the University Air Squadrons have
been suspended due to the
Government's policy of discontinuing recruiting and training
of aircrews, Canadian University Press has compiled a report
on the activities of UAS squadrons across the Dominion.
Toronto, January 17—(CUP)—
The Joint Services University
Training Committees in an effort
to provide military training for
the discharged members of the U.
A.S. here, stated through Lieutenant-Colonel W. S. Wilson of the
C.O.T.C, that the C.O.T.C. would
endeavor to provide the training
requested. Ihe University,
through the Committee, is making
every effort to ste that the student personnel will not suffer
through the decision of the R.C.
A.F. The general regulations governing the reduction of training
during the year to 60 hours applies
equally to all services, and men
will be credited with all parades
taken to date.
The Training Command of the
U.A.S. will play host to the members of the squadron at a farewell
dance to be held in Hart House on
Friday, January 19.
Winnipeg, January 17-(CUP)-
In an address to the last parade
of the disbanded corps here, Air
Vice Marshal Guthrie, Officer
Commanding Number 2 Ah* Command, stated that the post-war
plan of the University is to have
an Auxiliary University Air
• »   •   *
Quebec, January 17—(CU Pi-
After being transferred to the Laval University contingent C.O.T.C,
members of the VJl&. squadron
here paraded in the streets of
Quebec City shouting "a bas la
conscription," (Down with conscription) and "C'est I'Angleterre
quis nous a mis dans ce trou"
(England has put us in this hole.)
* •   •   •
Vancouver, January 17—(CUP)—
The announcement that the university air training plan was to be
abandoned was a complete surprise to Air Force officers here.
The last word received before
Christmas was that the plan was
to continue, and that a full four
year syllabus to coincide with the
college course would be given.
Two hundred and fifty students
are enrolled in the U.B.C. squadron.
Frederlcton, January 17—(CUP)—
The University Air Training Corps
of the University of New Brunswick was disbanded on December
21. Approximately 25 per cent of
the male students were affected
by this action. The demobilization
of the U.A.T.C. was generally considered a disappointment to its
members here who were subsequently absorbed by the C.O.T.C.
*   *   *   *
Montreal, January 17—(CUP)—
In his address to the final parade
of the U.A.S. here. Lt.-Col. J. M.
Morris, M.C, V.D., O. Com.
the C.O.T.C. welcomed U.A.S.
trainees stating, "We (the C.O.T.
C.) are looking forward to having
you with us for training, and I
know that you in turn will approach this training with an open
mind, and will give of your best."
Those who already have a noncommissioned rank will obtain a
corresponding rank in the C.O.T.
" We will need additional N.C
O.'s and who could be a better
choice than those who have already earned promotion in jour
own ranks," he concluded.
•ARMY engineers can now make
emergency repairs on tanks, trucks
and other war equipment right up
in the front line in Europe, or a-
long jungle paths in the Pacific.
If the jeep can get there, so can
the welder.
Consisting of a standard army
jeep with a modified arc welder
developed by General Electric bolted to the floor in place of the
right front seat, the welder jeep
has seen plenty of action.
Light in weight, compact, highly
mobile, and extremely maneuver-
able, it can go places where heavier maintenance vehicles find the
trails impassable.
• EVANSTON, 111. January 23—(UP)—You don't need a
voice like Lily Pons to learn to speak Chinese but it
helps. At least, that is the opinion of Dr. Jehn W. Stanton,
associate professor of political science at Northwestern University, who has started a course in Chinese.
Stanton   explained    that   most
Chinese in America speak the
Canton dialect which uses nine separate tones to convey meanings.
No matter how many Chinese
words a person knows, his conversation will be unintelligible to
o Chinese unless he has also mastered the tones.
"In other words," Stanton said,
"it's not just what you say—but
how you say it—that's important
in Chinese."
The Chinese must rely on these
variations in pitch and expression
because their vocabulary contains
so few "vocables" or separate
sounds conveying speech. The Peking dialect contains only 400 vocables, compared to uncounted
thousands in the English language.
"The Chinese word 'ahih' is
heard in nearly every sentence/'
Stanton said, "but with any one
of many meanings, depending on
whether lt is said in a tone low
and plantive, high and sharp, or
one that slides from one tone to
another. The tones are what make
Chinese sound strange and singsong to the American ear."
Stanton tells prospective pupils
not to be discouraged over "nonsensical" reports that the Chinese
language is difficult to learn because it has 40,000.written characters. Actually, only two or three
thousand are in common use. The
Chinese have no alphabet, although there have been recent attempts to create one.
Stanton, who was sent to China
and Japan in 1933-34 by the American Council of Learned Societies and was recently a War Department consultant on the Far
East, said that persons who dislike grammar should be attracted
to Chinese because it contains no
grammar in the western sense.
"Verba are not conjugated and
one must discover whether a Chinese is speaking in the past, present or future by other words in
the sentence. Neither do they raise
the pitch of the voice to ask a
question. For example, in order
to ask 'Has he arrived yet'T a
Chinese says 'He arrive yet, not
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K&rrisdale 1811. THE UBYSSEY, JANUARY 23, 1945 — Page Three
Mussoc Announces
Chorus of 'Gondoliers9
•   EXECUTIVE of Uie Musical Society announces that the
cast of girls chorus in the production of "The Gondoliers"
has been chosen. Soprano, are Nancy Watt, Dl-
 -— i       ana  Moon,   Shirley   Baynes,   Pat
Creighton Named..    5frtiLDween Yoriuton aBd
9 Elaine eraser.
Contraltos are Joyce Moll, Bev-
erlie Ellis, Mary Rogers, and Colleen Brandon.
The cast of the men's chorus will
Include George Ward, Terry Barker, Bill Emdree, Frank Sutton,
A. Maurer, H. Brussett, John
Wainwright, Bob Hill, Dick Hib-
berd, Al Day, Len Cox, and Ronnie White.
Roles of minor principals have
also been cast and those taking
part are:
Kathleen Cole. Inez; Winnie Er-
win, Vittoria; Roy Tieney, Antonio; Peter Adutt, Francesco; Hugh
McLeod, Giorgio; Bob MacKay,
Make-up classes under supervision of make-up convener Ann
Baxter meet every Wednesday
night at 7 p.m. in Aud. 207 and
learn from Miss Vera Radcliffe
and Renee LeBlanc how to apply
grease paint in the correct quantities.
The choice and the making of
costumes are in the hands of Norma Stow* while Frank Hanie,
Stage Manager, and a group of
boys meet on Thursday afternoons
to provide effective stage backgrounds for the characters.
House Manager is Walter Wasylkow and advertising is bandied
by Pat Axford and assistant Terry
The Mussoc, however, ia in need
of people to help with the mailing
. by Buzz Walker
..NFCUS Secretary
• KEN CREIGHTON, treasurer
of the Alma Mater Society,
has accepted the position of secretary-treasurer of the National
Federation of Canadian University Students. The position was offered to him at the recent NFCUS
conference held ln Ontario last
December, but Creighton declined
to accept until he had investigated the position.
His acceptance gives UBC two
representatives on the wartime
executive of the NFCUS. Dick
Bibbs, president of the AMS, is
the wartime chairman.
Creighton will handle the finances and correspondence of the
NFCUS during the war.
Extension Department Shows
"Battle of Russia" Film
•   AN EVENING' of films on Russia was presented by the
University Extension Department in the Auditorium Friday night.
The program opened with a still life sequence of Canada's riches. ~	
THINGS—Dressed fit to be killed Little Haychkay •arrives in correct Snow Ball attire.
Slightly shocked to find that there is no snow inside
Little Haychkay stalks indignantly out—with some help from
Don't be perturbed, though, haul out your tuxes and
formals, leave the snowshoes at home, and stomp to the Snow
Ball Thursday with the person of your choice.
•   LOS ANGELES, CsL, Jan.
23—Lecturing on the subject of local government ln a
Journalism class at the University of California here, the
Instructor announced suddenly
in the middle of his disserta
tion, "I'm going to leave the
county for a while. I will return to It later on." Immediate-
ly the class perked up hopefully. The professor then departed to the subject of civic
Bertram PretenU Minority View
Report Favors Democratic Council
•   A MINORITY REPORT suggesting a Student council of 12 and an Advisory Council of
40 has been presented to the Student Government Revision Committee by Gordon Bertram, president of LSE and member of the Committee.
It is the belief of the undersigned member of the Revision
Committee that the problems posed
in revision of Students' Council
resolve into three areas.
1. Democratic representation of
the student body.
2. Efficiency of operation.
3. Responsible contact with the
student body during term of office.
Democratic representation of the
student body would be more complete with the addition of faculty representation on council. The
present position of MUS would be
dropped and one representative
each of Arts, Science, Agriculture
and Commerce would be included
on council. This would increase
the number of councillors to 12.
Thus we would have; President,
Treasurer, Secretary, WUS, LSE,
MAD, WAD, Junior Member, Arts
Representative, Science Representative, Agriculture Representative,
Commerce Representative and the
Representation is thus complete
and a more close-knit system of
executives is achieved.
Their functions would include,
besides the administration of all
faculty affairs, such duties as the
social calendar, War Aid Council,
Booking System, noon-hour coordination of events and such
duties as arise from time to time
and the creation of a unified interest in the business and alms of the
society as a whole.
Efficiency  of  operation   can  be
regarded as being fulfilled with the
addition of the suggested members
sitting on Council.
Responsible contact with the student body dluring term of office.
Council operates in a vacuum in
its relations with the rest of the
student body. The only contact at
present is by semi-annual meetings
which are generally of a hilarious
variety; they are too infrequent
and too short to transact but a
residual of business.
, To maintain student government in an expanding university
necessitates a government more
closely in contact with the student
It is therefore proposed that a
Student Advisory Council be established.
Clause 1.—
The Advisory Council would be
composed of: Student Council 12;
Editor-in-Chief, one; Major LSE,
eight; Pan-Hellenic, one; Inter-
Fraternity Council, one; Senior
Editors of the Ubyssey, three; Undergrad Classes presidents, eleven;
Phrateres, one; Future Faculties,
Clause 2.—
The Advisory Council would
meet four times a year, twice each
term: On second week in October,
first week in December, fourth
week in January and the first
week in March.
Clause 3.—
The Advisory Council would
consider policy of council in regard to:
Batter, Cream, Whole Milk.
Chocolate, Cocoa, Ice Cream.
Doughnuts, Pie or Cake.
Meat, Eggs, Soups, Gravies, Cheese
Salad Dressings.
Toast, Dry Bread, Boiled Fish (except Salmon), Shell Fish
Fruit; Boiled, Baked or Raw Vegetables.
Jams, Jellies, Syrup, Honey, Sugar.
Tea and Coffee (without cream).
Oxe, Bovril, Pop, Fruit Juices.
Follow theje Instructions OR your  blood will be WASTED
Finance; question of large expenditures. Conferences Policy.
Quarterly report of Editor-in-
Chief, oral. Administration of
Brock building. Public relations.
Campus discipline. Current campaigns and drives. Use of Pass
System, athletics and special
events. Oral reports ot Councillors.
Issues of general concern to the
student body.
Clause 4.—
The Advisory Council would initiate such matters as the body
feels necessary.
Clause 5.—
ITie Advisory Council would
have powers to approve or censure
the actions of Student Council.
Clause 6.—
Council could not be overrulled
by the action of the Advisory
Clause 7.—
The president of the Student
Council would call and preside
over all meetings.
Clause 8.—
Secretary of the Student Council
would report all proceedings.
Clause 9.—
The Advisory Council may be
required to meet at the call of
Student Council or upon application of at least 15 members.
Technical Board
Visits UBC Soon
• A TRAVELLING examination
board from the Bureau of
Technical Personnel will be in
Vancouver soon and will visit UBC
to discuss jobs with the technical
grads of 1945, who are of a non-
military category.
Exact dates were not mentioned
by the spokesman for the Bureau
who announced the board's visit.
No details have been released
on jobs for non-technical graduates of non-military rating.
Employers who will want 1945
technical graduates in their Industries must file their requests for
such employees with the Bureau
of Technical Personnel by February 19.
College "Easy" for
6 Year Olds
• CHICAGO, 111. Jan. 2S-Flf-
teen-and sixteen-year-old students are mature enough to undertake the intellectual work of college, declared Professor Ralph W.
Tyler of the University of Chicago, ln a recent address entitled
"New Light on Basic Issues in
American Education."
"It is clear that students who
have taken college courses at the
age of 15, 18, or 17 have done just
as well as students who have taken the courses at 18, 19, or 20,"
said Dr. Tyler, reporting on Investigations made in the college.
"In a good elementary school
today, by the end of the sixth
grade children are able to read,
write, spell, and compute as effectively as wore eighth-grade
children in the 1920's," Dr. Tyler
The first half of the program
dealt with Russia's rapidly-growing culture consciousness and the
results of the people's desire for
The Russian Dance Group
films taken during the International Folk Dance Festival at London ranged from the exotic gestures of Asiatic dancing girls and
wild gyrations of .Caucasus tribesmen to the energetic acrobatics
of the Little Russians of the U-n
Sports enthusiasm ln the USSR
was depicted. A splendid panorama of rhythmic calisthentics
swimming, skiing, mountain climbing, and all outdoor pursuits are
shown in a manner new being rer
commended by leading physical
culture experts. Flying, motorcycle racing and aquaplaning were
The Leningrad Music Hall short
on the Russian production of Rig-
oletto and a short sparkling folk
dance ballet from a Russian opera
were shown as evidences of Russia's rising cultural achievement.
The beautiful melodies and exquisite artistry of the Don Cos-
sak male chorus were played during the quarter hour intermission.
"The Battle of Russia," filmed by
the United States Army, was the
evening's featured event. It depicted the saga of Russia's fight
against aggression for the past
eight hundred years.
"Thank you for the flowers you
sent," she said,
And   smiled   and   blushed   and
bowed her pretty head.
"I'm sorry for the words I spoke
last night;
Your sending flowers proved that
you were right;
Forgive me?" He forgave her and
with grace,
He swept her in a ^powerful embrace;
And as they sat and necked be-*
neath the bowers,
He wondered who in hell had sent
the flowers.
—Queen's Journal
The student will complete his
college education between the ages
of 18 to 20, and will then be ready
to go into an occupation, or to
continue at university in some
postgraduate course which will
train him for the profession he
has chosen.
Gazette Attacks
Student Military
• MONTREAL, Jan. 25- (CUP)
—Montreal Gazette, in a lengthy editorial last week, attacked
the present system of military exemptions for university students
and demanded immediate revision
of the status of students eligible
for service.
The article said in part:
" . . . . Considering the drastic
way in which the normal course of
so many lives has been disturbed
in Canada, there is perhaps a certain anomaly in the fact that a
very considerable number of young
men of military age and fitness
should be continuing their way
.of life upon what is substantially
a peacetime basis. Nor is the fairness of this arrangement increased
by the fact that university students are mainly drawn from that
class of society which enjoys sufficient income to meet at least a
great jJart of their expenses ....
"The system existing in Canada
haa been defended on the ground
that the life of the country would
suffer in the long view if too
large a number of young Canadians were deprived for too long a
time of the advantages of a university training ....
"But .... loss of a few years
or months of university study may
be regarded as a less serious national consideration than the leok
of sufficient manpower to help
bring the war to a swift and definite conclusion."
• FIRST OFFICIAL record meeting this year of the Jazz society will be held Thursday at
12:30 noon hi the Brock Stage
Room. Featured artist will be
Benny Goodman.
The program will include records of several of the Goodman
bands, from the Fletcher Henderson era to the present time. Soloists will be Ziggy Elman, Harry
James, the late Charlie Christian,
Jess Stacy, Mel Powell, and Hy-
fnle Schertzer.
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Varsity Punters
Beat Ex-Byng,
the gospel
according to
• ALAS AND alack. Why is it
that misinterpretation runs so
rampant on thi3 campus. So many
great men have been misinterpreted, and now the same grievous
mishap has to happen to me. Oh
unhappy day!
I write a column on rugger,
something thut
is unprecedented, and what
happens ....
everybody immediately jumps
on me, saying I
am the lowest
form of anything and
should be shot
because, according to them, I am one of the
worst enemies of this noted pastime.
Ah, but if they could only knew.
Indeed, nigger is one of my favorite sports. In fact, I consider it
a far better game to watch than
Canadian Football, for instance. .
On the whole, it is a much faster game than grid, and the action is practically continuous.
Even the bobby-sockers of the high
schools will tell you that you can't
beat those New Zealand Shield
rugger battles although the football finals are quite important, too.
(It's okay, folks. There aren't
many grid enthusiasts around right
now ... I hope.)
But there's a point to this epic. (Believe it or not.) This year
we have two of the best English
Rugby squads on the coast, and
frankly, we expect them to take
oft a few more honors besides the
Miller Cup which the Varsity
teem copped a few weeks ago.
And from these two squads come
the picked men of the Varsity
Thunderbirds, promising McKechnie Cup team this season. These
same starry punters move into action this weekend after a long rest.
They meet the Vancouver Reps
Saturday afternoon at the Brockton Oval.
This year's crop of Thunderbirds is the best one since the
boom year of 1937, when the Blue
and Gold last annexed the McKechnie Trophy.
Unfortunately, students find it
difficult to turn out in hordes as
they did in days of old, but with
a greatly increased number of
students, we should still have
plenty of supporters out to the
Saturday's game will be an important one for the Thunderblfd
punters, so let's show them that
they still have our support. Game
time is 2:30 on Saturday afternoon.
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•   DIMINUTIVE. PUNTING STAR—Gerry Jenvey hit the limelight again Saturday afternoon as he sparked UBC on
to an 11-3 victory over the Scarlet and Grey of Ex-Byng.  Gerry picked up three points to finish off the scoring by
booting a penalty kick squarely between the uprights.  With both Varsity crews winning their Tisdall Rugby tilts Saturday, the Blue and Gold is off to a flying start for the coveted silverware.
Quintet Cops Eleventh League
Win By Edging Pirates, 55-52
• VARSITY THUNDERBIRDS annexed their eleventh
win of the current senior hoop loop Saturday night amid
excitement and confusion as they snapped up a 55-52 overtime victory from their toughest competition, Lauries Pie-
THE UBYSSEY, JANUARY 23, 1945 — Page Four
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
Hrv: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
Graphic  Engineering  Paper,  Biology  Paper
Loose Leaf Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink
and Drawing Instruments
• DOREEN PARKS copped high honours to win the much
coveted swim cup in Saturday night's fest, nosing Marg
Bowen out by one point. Home Ec took the lead early in
the evening, and soared ahead to easily capture the championship, leaving a sixty-six point margin between themselves
and second placing Nurses.
~~"^~~—■""—~~~~~~~~~~~"~~~ Although   such   a   wide  margin
existed between first and second
place,   there   was   keen   competition  among  the  other  teams for
the lesser honors.
Home Ec put on a great display
of swim talent with their teams
placing in four out of five team
events. In the individual events,
however, the Arts faculty came to
the fore. Violet Baillie and Irene
Berto starred for second year in
the honeymoon race, and Blodwin
Thomas brought honors to third
year by winning the stunt contest.
Ada McLaren thrilled all spectators with a magnificent performance in the diving event, while
freshette Fern Anderson followed
a close second with her exhibition
of skill.
Canadiens Capture
Two More Ice Tilts
• MONTREAL Canadiens pulled
eight points ahead of Detroit
over the weekend by defeating
Rangers 5-2 Saturday and the Red
Wings 6-3 Sunday. Chicago,
meanwhile, split with Toronto.
After losing 8-4 at Toronto Saturday night the lowly Hawks surprised the Leafs with a 4-0 shutout Sunday.
The fourth place Bruins manhandled the Rangers with a near
record scoring splurge, beating the
New Yorkers 14-3.
Bill Cowley grabbed off four
goals against the Rangers to rise
to prominence again among the individual scorers. The Beantown
rookie line of Smith, Cupclo, and
Mario accounted for five of the
Bruins goals in this one-sided contest.
Toe Blake blew his chances for
the Lady Byng Sportsman trophy
and earned himself a league suspension to boot by losing his head
in the Montreal-Ranger game. The
Habitants' captain amazed the onlookers by deliberately slashing
New York's Walter Atanas across
the face.
UBC Soccer Club
Loses; Varsity XI
Defeats Bonds, 2-1
• UBC ran into an exceptionally
hot squad of Norvans Saturday
and bounced off to the time of
11-1. Tiie league-leaders had too
much class and passing technique
for the Varsity eleven. A rather
sensational right winger by the
name of Doug Denniston came
through with some kind of a record, scoring seven goals to give
Norvans an easy win.
The only goal of the day for the
students was scored by Maury
Isenor but the star of the UBC
squad was Bob Wilson who played
a lovely game in the Students'
goal despite the score. Two Airforce veterans, Dave Brenner and
Dale Mathers, gave fine performances for the Blue and Gold.
Meanwhile Varsity was taking
thc measure of Bonds, 2-1 on goals
by Russ Bagan. Varsity was hard
pressed at the beginning of the
game but came back strong before the half. Bonds drew first
blood three minutes from half
time to lead.
Things were different after the
boys came back, however, as starry centre Russ Bagan came
through with a pair of goals. Don
Yip played a good game and will
add considerable strength to the
Varsity defense.
There will be a regular league
game at 11:30 Wednesday when
UBC meets Varsity on the upper
playing field.
• BENCH-WARMER—Ole   Bakken, king-sized pivotman with
tho Varsity Thunderbirds, finds
himself on the bench these days
with an injured shoulder. Incidentally, the flashy bucket-man
received the injury in an intramural touch football battle.
Senior B Gals Cop
Second Hoop Win
• VARSITY Senior B girls came
through with their second win
of the season Friday night when
they downed Boilermakers 27-20
at the Chalmers gym. Marg Watt
was high scorer for the Blue and
Gold quintet with 10 points. Helen Matheson was right behind
with nine. The game was packed
with excitement, and few fouls
were dealt out.
The UBC squad outscored the
opposition in every quarter but
the third in which the Boilermakers scored 10 points to Varsity's
four. This still gave the Students
a 22-16 edge when they went into
the final canto. Scoring was n
little more even here and the girls
came up with a 27-20 win.
Ping Pong Tourney
Tomorrow Night
• THE   Intramural   Ping   Pong
meet will be held Wednesday
night in the Gymnasium. The
schedule starts at 7 p.m. and all
contestants are asked to be on
An entry consists of three men.
No one playing in the singles may
participate in the doubles. Once
again the tournament will be run
on a double knockout basis.
Oregon Hoop Squad
Downs WSC, 64-48
• EUGENE,  Ore.-Unlverslty  of
Oregon's    Wefoots    staged    a
neat comeback over Washington
State's Cougars Saturday night as
they romped through to a 64-48
victory after losing to them Friday night by a 54-43 count.
The win was their sixth of the
current Pacific Coast Conference,
while they have suffered two defeats. University of Washington's
Huskies head the race with four
wins and no losses.
From here in, the Birds coast
on to finish the season in top spot,
for the rest of their games are
against UBC Chiefs and Higbies.
However, the second place UBC
outfit expects to put up a tough
fight for the league-leaders.
Saturday night was Lauries'
night to win, but in spite of a
lukewarm Varsity squad, the Pirates missed victory by a split
second as Bobby Scarr charged in
and laid up an easy setup after
the flnal horn.
With two minutes to go, the
score was tied at 42-42, but neither
outfit was able to hit the hoop
from that point until Scarr's vain
effort a split second after the game
After much argument between
referees and scorers and coaches,
W L Pts
Varsity  .... 11    1   22
UBC       7    6   14
Lauries    6    6  12
Higbies    1   12    2
the game went into overtime, and
the two clubs put on a finer show
of basketball than was seen
throughout the previous 40 minutes
of play.
A total of 23 points swished
through the twine during overtime, including several neat long-
shots by Pirate sharpshooters. But
the Varsity offence began to roll
in the tallies, and the Blue and
Gold squad took control of the
tilt for the first time in the closely
contested battle to take the win.
Ed Ryan was the star of the
contest, pushing 17 counters
through the Laurie hoop as he
took over Ole Bakken's place in
the Varsity lineup. Bakken Is on
the sidelines with an injured
Bill Anderson and Ken Lawn,
starry pivotman for the Pie-Rates,
were top scorers for the losers with
16 each.
LAURIES — Anderson 16, McDonald 7, Scarr 11, Freeman 2,
Lawn 16, Ellis, Samson, Pratt, Mor-
lock, Swift. Total 52.
VARSITY - Robertson 11, Stilwell 6, Ryan 17, McGeer 4, Clarkson 7, Weber 10, McLeod, Thomas.
Total 55.
• VARSITY'S rampaging rugger
squads romped to decisive victories in the season's opening Tisdall Cup mutches at the Brockton
Sports Pavillion on Saturday afternoon.
UE'C, led by the superb broken-
field running of big Len Mitten
and the inspired play of rugged
Bob Ross, swept to an 11-3 victory
over an impressive Ex-Byng lineup, comprised mostly of present
Lord Byng players, in the feature
contest of the afternoon. In the
opener, Varsity's team-roller got
under way in the second half to
hammer out a 12-0 whitewashing
over a weak but fighting Ex-Britannia team.
The Byngites, breaking swiftly
from the opening kickoff, hemmed
in UBC in their own territory for
the first 10 minutes and had two
great chances to score when they
were awarded two penalty kicks
by the alert Frank Burnham. But
Don Nesbitt, Byngs number one
scoring threat, failed to display his
usual form and missed both tries.
UBC opened the scoring soon
after on a beautiful three run.
Bob Ross, packing the ball SO
yards and clearing the way, passed
to Mitten who went over unmolested from the twenty. Harry
Kabush missed the convert to leave
the score at 3-0.
Just before the close of the first
half, Nesbitt clicked on a penalty
from the twenty-yard line.
Mitten, who played magnificently up until the time he was forced
to leave the game with a serious
kidney injury, received the kick-
off to start the latter half and
ploughed his way through the
entire Ex-Byng squad to score a
70-yard try, the outstanding score
of the 1944-45 season. Oerry Jenvey found the uprights with his
kick from close range, to make the
score 8-3.
Nesbitt tried to rally his teammates, but UBC's defences were
not to be penetrated. Instead, thc
E'lue and Gold extended their lead
when Jenvey kicked a penalty with
deadly accuracy.
A most surprising aspect of the
struggle was the shift of Bob Ross
from his position in the scrum to
wing three-quarter. Playing in his
new position for the first time, he
constantly displayed marvellous
ability while ripping huge holes
in Byng's defences for large gains.
Ross is heavy and rugged and,
with more experience, will undoubtedly prove to be a great
asset to the dashing UBC squad.
Although Ex-Britannia played
well throughout their game with
Varsity, the breaks did not come
their way while the students were
taking advantage of everything
that came their way.
The first scoring chance came
late in the first half, McKercher
flashing some nice form before
giving the ball to Ted Taylor, who
went over from the five. Bob
Croll missed the difficult convert.
Varsity really began to roll In the
second half as Tom McCusker,
Jim Hughes, and Jack Mc Kercher
went over the Brits' goal line for
successive tries. The converts
were missed.
The try scored by Hughes shows
the aggressiveness of the college
fifteen, for Jim is the Thunderbirds' fullback deluxe. Joe Pegues,
briliant wing forward, was sensational along with Bob Lawson in
stopping   Ex-Britannia   for   large
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