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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 68
UN Drive Opens Monday
With Address By Fisher
CBC Commentator to Spark Drive
For ISS Funds on UBC Campus
An address by CBC commentator John Fisher on Monday
will spark a doublebarreied campus drive to boost membership
in the UBC United Nations Society and to raise funds for ISS.
Through a special arrangement with
local UN authorities, the campus
branch has gained permission to transfer their 25 cent membership fee
from the UN-sponsored Canadian Appeal for Children to the UBC International Students Fund.
Jim Sutherland, president of the
campus group, stated yesterday their
decision in no way reflected on the
objects of the drive since both groups
were members of the UN Rehabilitation Council and the money had
the same ultimate goal.
Fisher, who two weeks ago returned from war-devastated Europe, will
formally launch a week-long drive
for United Nations membership on
the campus,
The popular newscaster achieved
national prominence for his Sunday
radio feature "John Fisher Reports"
over the CBC Trans-Canada hookup.
Mr. Fisher will draw on observations of war effects on Europe's children which he gleaned during his
European trip.
Assembly Speaker
Denounces Chiang
Addressing an overflow audience
Wednesday noon in the UBC auditorium, Dr. James G. Endicott denounced Chiang-Kai-Shek as the
"only real enemy of democracy in
A former adviser to Chiang, Dr.
Endicott was born in China and has
spent the greater part of his life in
Chinese missionary work.
His address, titled "Why I Broke
Relations with Chiang-Kai-Shek,"
outlined reforms promised by the
Chiang government but never carried
out. He charged corruption and degeneration in the Generalissimo's
He prophesied that the Socialists
in a coalition with the Communist
forces was the only force which
could bring free enterprise and democratic capitalism to China. "There is
absolutely no evidence that Russia
supports the Chinese Communists,"
he said.
Armory Meet Plugs
EUS "Red Inferno"
Engineers will stage a pepmeet in
the Armory Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. to
publicize the coming "Red Inferno"
formal at the Commodore Wednesday
and Thursday, February 25 and 26.
Pepmeet is to feature Frank Nightingale's orchestra, visiting entertainment, "two of the best skits ever concocted," a grand raffle with three
$15 prizes and other novelties, said
Aaro Aho, EUS publicity man.
The ball is being held two nights'
this year to give engineers a chance
to attend, Aho said. Table displays,
floor shows, and dancing are in store
for engineers attending, he added.
Candidate's Recount Bid Fails,
Speirs Retains MAD Poll Win
Discrepancy Brings Confusion
In Wake of Wednesday Elections
UBC students need a course in how to work says M,
Leo Sweeney, erstwhile proponent of the "rain makes
Vancouver a nice place" school.
In a speech to the Life Underwriters' Association,
ubiquitous Leo told his audience that theoretical talk about
communism and fascism should be replaced with an extensive drive to teach young Canadians how to work.
"We need more young people who will work towards
the right kind of Canadianism," he said.
Professor Says Pills Force
Coeds to Dope Addiction
Women dope addicts exist on the campus, a UBC professor
of social psychology told his class, Thursday.
In an attack on druggists who are^"
Brigadier Sherwood Lett, a UBC
alumnus and at present a member of
the Board of Governors, will speak
on "A glimpse of Japan", at the
weekly meeting of the Vancouver
Institute on Saturday, February 21,
at 8 p.m.  in the Physics Building.
A graduate of UBC in 1916, Brigadier Lett is a veteran of two world
wars and received the DSO at
In 1945, at the fall congregation, he
became one of the few alumni to
receive an honorary LLD from this
selling patent medicines containing
narcotics to women he said, "the
number of women who have become
addicted to narcotics in this way is
tremendous. You would even find
them right here on this campus."
Women who should seek the advice
of doctors go instead to their local
drugstore where they are advised to
use the narcotic-containing drugs, he
"It is quite legal to sell these drugs
and many people have enough faith
in pharmacists to buy them," he said.
He told the class that the narcotic
problem is one of the most serious
society has to face. It could not be
attacked locally, provincially, or even
nationally but on an international
scale, he declared.
To Purchase Plane
UBC's Flying Club, which Wednesday was reported to be campaigning
for an airfield on the campus, has
decided   to   purchase   an   airplane.
Club executives announced the
move Monday night after council
had given them official permission to
organize, on a non-profit basis, on tlie
Organizing the club is James HarVy,
1500  hour  DFC  bomber pilot.
Forum Soys:
ACTION PERSONIFIED—Caught in the act of blocking one of coach Miles Hudson's Golden
Bear rugby stalwarts, popular wingman Don Nesbitt will see action in tomorrow afternoon's
World Cup rugger classic at Varsity Stadium, Biggest crowd of the year is expected to fill the
Stadium for the second tilt of the series which opened yesterday when the trophy holding Thunderbirds stopped the Californians with a blistering 13-3 score.
Greek Societies
Poor Influence,
Eighty percent of Parliamentary Forum members think
Greek Letter Societies are "an
undemocratic influence on the
campus", Thursday's meeting
of the club disclosed.
Prime Minister Ben McConnell told
the "house" that the Greeks are "a
clique of financially superior beings
who segregate themselves from the
rest of the university."
He admitted, however, that as individuals Greeks were "quite human."
"I once had a date with a sorority
girl. It was quite a gratifying experience." he said.
Leader of the Opposition, Dave
Williams, contended that fraternities
and sororities are "only exercising the
right of the individual to choose his
own company." Williams is a fraternity man.
Other Government speakers pointed
out that, since under the Greek admission system the veto of two members is sufficient to rule a candidate
out, the Greeks "could not be anything but an undemocratic influence."
U of T Contributes
$4000 But Fails
To Attain Objective
Toronto, Feb. 20—(CUP) —
With $4,000 contributed to the
ISS fund, the University of
Toronto is still short of its original objective. A. R. May-
hoe, chairman of the committee',
announced that thi.s sum would
cover only one of the four
specific projects for which the
drive was conducted.
Maybee thanked campaigners for
their work in publicizing and collecting for the chive and pointed out
that (he falling short was due to the
"physical incapabilities of myself and
the central ISS committee" of reaching every student and convincing him
of the importance of the cause.
He admitted thai' many of the reasons given for failure to contribute
were good reasons, hut that they
were due to ignorance. Some felt
that the ISS was politically tinged,
that it' is badly managed, that funds
need fine accounting, Mayhee expressed his regret that the committee
could afford neither thc time nor
the  personnel  to dispel  these doubts.
The committee head said finally,
that' efforts would continue in order
that tho rest of the students might
be contacted and asked to contribute
For 21 hours yesterday Men's Athletic President Bud
Speirs' position hung in the balance as he waited the recount of
the votes cast in Wednesday's elections.
Some discrepancy arose as to the$	
interpretation of the AMS code regarding the distribution of votes on
the second count, and a recount was
made at the request of Harry Smith,
unsuccessful candidate.
At the end of the first count it was
discovered that candidate Hank
Sweatman was low man and his
votes were distributed among the
other three candidates. On this basis
Speirs had 589 votes, Smith had 578
and the third candidate, Dick Penn
had 543.
It was at this point that the discrepancy crept In claims election committee head Bill McKay.
At  this  point  Penn's  third  choice
votes should have been counted as his
scond choice and distributed between
Speirs and Smith.
On checking through election totals
yesterday morning there seemed to
be a small discrepancy between the
totals for Smith and Speirs and the
inital  totals  for  all  four  candidates.
In view of the small majority, 68
votes, by which Speirs was elected
Wednesday it was felt that a recount
was necessary because if the 35 votes
that Speirs got were to go to Smith,
he would have been elected.
In yesterday's recount the vote stood
at 845 to 765 in favor of Speirs.
"Thc entire affair is due to a misinterpretation of the election rules,"
said Bill McKay.
Tween Classes
Mathews Speaks
On CBC Network
Professor Basil Mathews will
speak over CBC on the western
network of CBR Saturday at
7:45 p.m. on the program "This
Week." The subject of his talk
will be "The post war world
oneness of Christian students."
The slate has been arranged
by the Student Christian Movement of Canada.
* * '!«
meeting in the VOC Clubroom tonight
at 7:30 p.m.
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DR. NORMAN BLACK will speak to
a meeting of the SCM and Civil J ib-
erties Union, today at 12:30 in Arts
100. His subject will be "New Deal
for Canada's Native Indians."
Veterans Bonus
Rapped As
(Special to the Daily Ubyssey)
Toronto, Feb. 20—The bonus
granted to married veterans by
the Dominion government this
week was rapped last night as
inadequate by the Student
Council ex-service committee,
in a special session.
The committee felt the government
fumed a deaf ear on the status of
the great body of unmarried veterans,
men and women, who are daily faced
with growing problems, financial and
Veterans have dropped their jcourses
before real financial destitution set
in and the government should recognize this fact, said Fred Umansky,
ex-service chairman.
Present plans still call for the
sending of a delegation to interview
DVA Minister Gregg' in Ottawa to
press for the allowance bonus for
single veterans. The delegation will
leave when the appointment is arranged by the Dominion Command
of  the  Canadian  Legion.
The committee expressed keen disappointment in the government's announcement. Married and unmarried
committee members agreed that the
ten dollar increase was inadequate.
Steinberg Conducts
Symphony, Today
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Albert Steinberg, will
present its fourth concert, today at
3:30  p.m.   in  the  Armory.
Sponsored by the Special Events
Committee, the feature presentation
will be Symphony Nc, 2 in D Major
by   Brahms.
Prelude, "The Afternoon of a Faun"
by Debussy, has been included in the
program by special request. Other
presentations will be the overture
to the "Barber of Seville," by Rossini,
Three Dances from Ballet Gayhne by
Katehaturian, and the "London A
gain"  suite by Eric Coates.
Vice-Ridden' Engineers
Prep for Serious Music
Despite age old ideas about Engineers and their vices,
there does exist among that great red-shirteel sea of iniquily
a .small group of individuals, who are trying to nurse along
a minute spark of culture.       ■* ~
Engineers have, since time immemorial it seems, been noted for their
classic renditions of ballads of a rather questionable origin. Tli is small
group i.s made up of engineers too;
however they make the astounding
claim that they "sing the sweetest
music this side of heaven."
They are known as the "Engineers
Music Society", and untrue to science
tradition they specialize in legitimate
choral work.
Organized this fall, they have progressed rapidly under thc able guidance of Don Urquhait, president, and
Roy Riddcll, coordinator.
The club is slated to make its first
public appearance at the Engineers
pep-meet on February 25, and it is
expected  that  they  will  be on hand I
at the Science Ball later in the term.
Don  Urqnhart   assures   any  sceptics
that the club really exists—and he
had a picture taken to prove it. The
club, he says, is going to try serious
singing; but not too serious. He added
emphatically that these "not too serious" songs would not include those
currently crooned by Sciencemen.
The club however has not' been without its trials and tribulations; it has
revolutionary tactics it has been fore-
been rumored that because of its
cd to go underground. This measure
it seems was necessary to preserve the
lives of the few remaining members.
All these impediments have not
stopped the Engineers Mussoc however, and they inform us that in the
near future they expect to have the
entire science faculty participating in
a camp meeting. PAGE 2
Friday, February 20, 1948
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Photography Director, Bob Cave; Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger, Staff Cartoonist, Jack McCaugherty.
Next week has been designated "United
Nations Week" by the local UN society on
the campus.
They are launching a membership drive
with the double-barrelled purpose of swelling
their campus strength and of earning money
for the ISS.
The connection between the two, although perhaps a little remote on the surface,
is entirely logical. The International Student
Service is an organization which has existed
many years with the purpose of providing
relief for destitute students of all countries.
When the United. Nations established the
rehabilitation council, ISS was given a seat
and assigned a quota. From this quota, ISS
in Canada was given a share. It is clear then
that the money earned for ISS is part and
parcel with the money earned for the UN-
sponsored, Canadian Appeal for Children
In this issue of the Daily Ubyssey the
Editorial board has assigned page three to
the UN for the purpose of publishing endorsing statements from leaders in a good
cross-section of campus clubs.
While it may be a little over enthusiastic
to expect a handful of students at a wild-west
colonial college to do very much in the way
of ensuring a lasting peace, the local UN,
if it is successful, can serve as a nucleus to
foster the organization of similar branches at
other Canadian universities. This in itself is
an important function, in that UBC is one of
the very few schools where branches have
been established.
A secohd function lies closer to home. It
is that of sponsoring a balanced program of
addresses in an attempt to inform so vital
a strata of the public as the university student,
of the aims and purposes of UN.
UN is the only body now in existence
which has as its prime purpose the maintenance of world peace. It could, in the future,
hold the seed to a successful world government or parliament of nations, of the sort
many analyists claim to be the only solution
to the international problem.
The fault with UN is not with the leaders
but with the people. The average citizen has
but a vague notion of the proceedings of the
Security Council. What is needed is a worldwide education program to dispell narrow
national biases and political quibbling that
loom so largely in the path of world peace.
Anything that can be done at UBC to
further this end is to the good. It is our duty
to society.
by Jack McCaugherty
The politically conscious are now wondering whether the big wind that swept the
campus Wednesday was Mother Nature's
answer to the recent AMS elections campaign.
A UBC course to teach young Canadians
how to work has been called for by M. Leo
Sweeney, Vancouver weather booster. At
union or non-union wages, Mr. Sweeney?
e are saying
Dear Sir:
I greatly enjoy your little paper,
which I sometimes get from my
nephew, but I was astounded to
read the letter in one of your
issues suggesting that the single
veterans give $8 off their pittance
to help the maried vets. Surely the
married vets canft expect the
single vets to support their wives.
In the first place if these fellows
can't do something extra to keep
their wives, then they have no
business with them. If a single
fellow has had the sense to refrain from marrying until such
time he is in a position to keep
a wife why penalize him for another's stupidity?
I would point out that it costs
single men $40 a month for room
and board, which both you and
the married vets will grant does
not leave much for car and bus
'fares, clothes, etcetera, considering the present day cost of living.
I think it it just as hard for the
single vets as for the married ones.
In any  case  neither single  nor
married vets are obliged to attend
the university and if they circumstances  are  such  (hat  they  can't
make ends meet, then it is up to
themselves to make a change into
some earning capacity. But on no
account should  any  married  man
expect another man to help support his wife - a wife and family
are a  man's own  responsibility.
Yours truly,
Jane G. W.  McKinlay
Aunt  of  a  single   vet
Dear Sir:
I wonder how many students
realize how much time and effort
the members of Mussoc have put
into their current production
"Robin Hood?" I have no idea
myself, but I am sure that a
great deal of hard work was
necessary to ensure such an outstanding and professional performance.
After seeing the show I feel
very proud of them.
Yours   truly,
Bill   McKay
Dear Sir:
The Film Society of UBC has an
excellent opportunity of showing
to thousands of students some of
the greatest films ever made. Why
then, has the society persisted
in showing a majority of films
that can be seen amongst the ordinary run of films shown at the
nearby movie houses?
Why not show to a student body
starved of the really great films,
such proved masterpieces as "The
Grapes of Wrath," "Les Enfants
du Paradis," "Hets," (The recent
Swedish film of conflict in adolescence) and "Potemkin?" Tha
projectionist would obtain just
as much practice an dexperience
showing the world's greatest films
as they do at the moment showing
films that are almost mediocre
in comparison.
Albert Steinberg
3:30 Today
25 cents
Pro-Con Club
Dave Tupper—'President
The Student Conservative Club unreservedly commends the activities
of the United Nations Club which
are directed towards the promotion of
the ideal of collective security, maintained by a world government to
whom all nations must surrender
their sovereignty; and we urge students to give it their active support.
Whlist we believe that the security
of our country must be ensured by
her own preparedness until that ideal
is achieved, it is our belief and intent
that Canada should take the lead
in the creation of this machinery
whereby world problems may be
settled in peace and justice. As
Canadian Citizens we should ensure
that that lead can be and will be
vigorous, intelligent and strongly
Hillel Foundation
Bud Gurevich—President
As president of the Hillel Foundation I sincerely urge all students to
join and take an active part in the
affairs of the UN Association. The
gravity of the world situation is such
today, that it is encumbent upon every
University student to concern himself
with the present dangers to peace.
The UN is the world body constituted
to safeguard the peace for which this
world is literally crying. It's failure
would be a catastrophe from which
the world would never recover. We
as students must do all in our power
to preclude the possibility of such an
event. It is within our power to discharge this duty by joining and actively participating in the UN Association on this campus.
CCF Club
Murray Bryce—President
This is not the first time the people
of the world looked desperately but
hopefully to an international organization to save them from war. From
the failure of the League of Nations
we can learn an urgently important
lesson. The League did not die a
natural death. It was murdered by
governments of various countries who
fetl that national pride and profit
came first. The people of the world
knew the League was their only hope
for peace, but they ignored because
the ydid not force their governments
to make international organization
work. Today the people of the world
have one last chance to save civilization.
Here on tlie campus every student
should be a member of the United
Nations Association. It can do much
to make certain that World War II
was the LAST WAR.
More on Page 3
Come Along
A beret, a sneer, a lick of thc
oils to your palette, and you may
come along. For the less debonair,4
a pair of horn-rimmed glasses, and
an unshaved face will do the trick.
In any case, fling one end of your
muffler over a shoulder and climb
the creaky stairs to our garret.
Brush those cobwebs from the doorway, light that candle in the wine-
bottle, and let us survey our attic
Hah! Some wanderer is here before
us. He backs through the haze, head
twitching through 180 degrees turns.
He suffers a spasm of revulsion, and
bolts, hying himself away from our
garret   forever,
Yes,  let  us examine  this  hideout:
A solitary eye peers out at us
from nine square inches of oblivion.
A nude maiden smiles at us tenderly. She is enticing in every respect.
Her lovely leg (she has but one)
is bewitchingly moulded Her right
arm, which is connected to an eight-
fingred left hand, is draped pro-
vacatively over an inkwell. We reinforced to admit that her (ugh) head
hangs from faxen tresses clutched in
the eight Angers.
A leering, bespectacled, half-smoked cigar traitorously clenches a
cigarette holder with which it is
mixing up a batch of ice-box cookies.
Things here are definitely unhinged.
Be Not Afraid
Not cowards (we sweat green perhaps), but not cowards, we stand
fast,  searching  for  a  human  touch.
Hold! This is no attic, but a room
in The Gables! All is not dry bones
and desolation. Here is bravery's
reward. A G. Bulhak's intimate exhibit of paintings and photographs
by B. C. artists.
Abstract shapes moving in pleasing
patterns, a gentle landscape, a human
posing. Why go on? Who can describe
such answered challenge of imagination and fancy?
Confident now, we adjust our berets, and enter the innermost sanctum
of The Gables.
The tapers flicker soft light on a
patch  of  snow,  a  smudge  of  night.
Ho! We are indeed  rewarded, lights i
and   darks,   sombre   tones,   shadow,
texture,   line ,   all   combined   to
give life.
Stop And Look
We stop where a boy at the waterfront dreams of faraway places
Stricken with wanderlust, we move
on to a ballerina. She is tired and
clasps an aching foot. She makes us
thoughtful and a little exhausted, so
we shuffle over to where a lone tree
stands stark against a cold sky. At
this, we are quietly enshrouded in
an aura of the unfathomable. We
grope towards a duck, which is
swimming blackly on shimmering
moonlit waters, A more tranquil
scene there never was.
From photo to photo we go: Tensed
by the dusty action of corralled
horses, listening as an oldster plays
a flute, shivering at a wispy, snow-
swept hillock.
Hey Gaston! 'Av you see thees
photography?  Magnifique!
Radiant and gratified, we stand,
at peace with ourselves, happily
studying the fine pictures in our
garret. A beady-eyed can-opener
squeezes  a  happy  tear  for  us.
This oME SMooud
Be cxb. '
IRC   MEETING,   Monday,   February
23. Talk on Germany, also discussion
of plans for social evening.
Tues., February 24 at 12:30 p.m. in
Arts 103.
GEORGE E. STRINGER, please contact Mr. Hugh P. MacMilan, in care
of M. R. Cliff Tugboat Co., Pacific
Building,  Vancouver,  B.C.
ALL MEMBERS of the Varsity band
are requested by the executive to attend a special rehearsal today in HB 3.
THE NEWMAN CLUB will hold its
annual nominations for officers at a
meeting in Aggie 100, Thursday February 26 at noon. All Newmanites are
asked to attend,
in sign of zodiak design; Libra design. Please phone BA 8972.
in bus or at bus stop. Finder please
phone FR 3103. Reward.
LEFT IN HB 2, Chordate Anatomy
by Neal and Rand. Finder please
return to AMS office. I need it.
Lily motif. Much valued. Liberal
reward. Please turn in at AMS office
Thank you.
Building Thursday morning, keys in
pocket. Please phone Jack Carrishe,
North 1061-R.
PHILATELISTS interested in obtaining approval sets at about 50c per set
from an independent American dealer
are urged to contact Herb Adams,
Applied Science Letter Rack, Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Owns Canada" have just arrived, on
sale at the Book Store. 50c each.
Cigarette Tobacco
wMU0j    SWE6T,    MIGHT     VIRGINIA Friday, February, 20, 1948
Campus Leaders Pledge Aid |  Livingstone Backs UN
To United Nations Society
In the belief that the UBC branch of the
UNO can fulfill an important part in establishing similar groups at other schools and in
directing student thought towards channels
of world peace, The Daily Ubyssey has devot-
Canadian Legion 72 {Liberal Club
ed this page to the group's membership drive.
Statements from campus leaders have been
compiled by UN members and are printed
Helen Noel—Vice President
In keeping with the Canadian Legion principle to strive "for peace,
goodwill and friendship among all
nations" Branch 72 supports wholeheartedly the Campus United Nations
Society in its current drive for membership.
Each of us has a responsibility to be
informed and to be active in the cause
of peace, for this can be secured only
by the joint efforts of enlightened
We, as an association of war veterans, look to the United Nations as
the principle hope of the world to
attain lasting peace.
Undergrad Society
Ron Grantham—President
Worldwide cooperation of the
peoples of the world is more necessary
today than ever before. Political organization has proved inadequate and
dangerous to world cooperation. It
must be an organization of the people
and not of political parties. The people
must be taught to think logically
and reasonably. They must learn of
the social problems of the other races
of the world and must learn to appljr
reason and understanding in thebP
The average student on this campus
is far too Ignorant of the principles
underlying the United Nations Organization. For preservation of mankind this organization must succeed
in its purposes.
The United Nations Club on the
campus is sparked by non-political
interests. Its one objective is bringing
together students regardless of race,
creed, or political interest, to promote
application of reason and understanding in ensuring a cooperative world
Newman Club
Phil Brocking—President
In order to establish once again a
Peace based on international goodwill
with the basic fundamentals of justice and fraternity, I urge all Newman Club members to support the
UNO by their interest in this vital
organization so necessary for world
Jokers' Club
Dick Ellis—President
There has been a good deal of controversy over the possibility of another war. This is no joke and as
president of the Joker's Club I would
like it known that this club is in full
support of the United Nations Club
and its aims in bringing the students
of this University to a better understanding of the problems of World
Government and through this understanding of these problems the decrease in the possibility of another
Economics Society
David Braide—President
There are number of ways in
which nations settle their differences-
physical coercion, economic warfare,
diplomatic agreements, and education
are some of them. It has been proven
by history that in the long run, the
latter method, education, is the surest
way to attain lasting peace. Just as
you cannot hate a man you understand, in the same way nations which
know each others' thoughts and feelings are not likely to be suspicious
and distrustful of each other. This is
our last chance to make such international understanding a reality; and
it is the task of the United Nations
Society to aid in bringing this about.
I have been authorized by the members of the Economics Society to state
that we shall throw our full support
behind the organization.
Ian Greenwood—President
It is useless to talk about united
nations in the world before talking
about cooperation in our own communities and on our own campus.
This can be partly achieved by such
organizations as the Undergraduate
Societies and Clubs, but a group that
would cover the entire student body
would be one such as the United Nations Society.
Frank Lewis—President
I am pleased to write this note for
the membership drive of the United
Nations Association on the campus.
Canadas' second university is the
first with a campus UN Association.
I believe that the United Nations is
one of the most important and really
worthwhile groups on the campus
and I am glad of the opportunity to
urge all of the students at UBC to
support this very important group.
LPP Club
Norm Littlewood—President
The United Nations of the world
united in the common fight against
Fascism, so that all peoples might live
in peace. The people of the world still
desire peace. For that reason, it is
essential that we as Canadians fully
understand exactly what the UNO is,
that we at all times evaluate what
is happening in the UN Assembly or
the Security Council. Such an k evaluation, if made, with due regard to
other phases on international affairs,
will strengthen the struggle for peace.
Social Problems Club
Gordon Martin—President
In a world where conflicting-statements of facts are continually published, United Nations organizations
(such as FAO and UNESCO) can and
do provide dependable information,
which is the only basis on which the
intelligent individual can decide to
support one of the various conflicting
policies that compete for his allegiance.
Allan McGill—President
I believe in the United Nations. The
various organizations covered by that
title are the one hope for international
amity in the world today. They provide, in tlie first place, a table at
which the nations can meet face to
face. They also provide a stage upon
which the nations can expend their
spleen in mock battles of rhetoric.
But most important of all, the United
Nations organizations represent a
crossroads, or a series of crossroads,
at which individuals of all nations,
journeying their separte paths of national interest, meet and discover
they are going in the same direction.
I refer here to the various specialized
agencies of the United Nations. For
therein is carried on the real work
of the UN in building International
undemanding. In these organizations,
men of nations really cooperate because theys hare a common interest in
a specialized subject—health, for instance,   in the WHO.
The charter of the United Nations
begins: "We the peoples of the United
Nations ..." But the peoples of the
nations are not yet taking their part
in the organization. They are largely
unaware of what is is doing. The
UN can work as a preserver of peace
if the peoples of the nations take the
trouble to inform themselves of it's
actions and to make their delegates
truly representative of the peoples'
This is to urge every student interested in preserving world peace to participate actively and intelligently in the1 campus branch of the United Nations
Association. In making this appeal, I would like to
emphasize that I do so not as any "impractical
idealist" but a thorough-going realist. In the twentieth
century, and particularly, in this third year of it's
atomic age, the concept of "One World" is a truism.
With modern communication and transportation, concepts   of   the   fundamental   quality   of   all   men,   the
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common   opportunities   for   immense I
strides of progress and  the common
danger if this program is perverted to
ever   more   destructive   methods   of
warfare,  the fact  that  mankind  is a
single    community    should    be    part
of the consciousness of every thinking person. But a community without
a government is a state of anarchy.
World  anarchy  of  sovereign  nations,
responsible only to themselves or *o
their   fear    of    other    nations,    has
Wrought two devastating wars in this
century which have cost millions of
lives   and   hundreds   of   billions   in
wealth. The constitution of a  world
state, capable of preventing war and
of administering international justice,
is a vital necessity if we are to prevent World War III. It is, as Dorothy
Thompson put it, "an historical imperative of our age."
To the realist, the questions to decide are; what
form this world state will take; how it will be brought
about; and whether it can be established in time to
prevent  another  world  clash  of  the  major existing
conflicts. Bismarck, Von Turpitz, and the Kaiser endeavoured to give it the form of a Germanic empire,
and  twenty-five  years  after  they  failed,   Hitler  attempted to achieve the same purpose and came within
a very narrow margin of succeeding. There have been
and are others in the world, who would establish such
a state as an empire of their particular country, or as
a unitary government of their ideology. Like the German attempts, such schemes for a world state would
necessitate conquest by force of those who will not
Ht the pattern.
During this century, two attempts have been made
to form one by cooperative means, on a republican
federal basis. Neither has fully succeeded, because
in neither case did the member nations surrender to
(All meetings will be held in the
MONDAY: Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie,
President, University of British Columbia, will introduce the speaker
Major Dennys Godfrey, whose topic
will be "What I Saw In Europe's
Camps for Displaced Persons."
TUESDAY: Speaker, Dr. W. G.
Black. Film: "Seeds of Destiny."
WEDNESDAY: Four representative
speakers of the Liberal, Progressive-
Conservative, CCF and LPP parties
will discuss the importance of the
United Nations for World Peace
THURSDAY: Mr. Elmore Philpott will
speak on United Nations.
it sufficient sovereignty to permit it's will to predominate over national wills. The League of Nations
failed because its members would not support it's
decisions. It's failure was a direct cause of World
War II,
Today we have the United Nations which lacks the
idiological strength of the League but. has a wider
practical basis of support. Unless it is supported it is
in danger of suffering the same fate af the old League
which would result in World War III.
Two things are desperately needed by it; the first Ls that it should
De given all-out support by the peoples
of it's member nations and therefore
by their governments; the second is
that it should establish and work
progressively towards the goal of becoming a true world government. Both
of these efforts depend upon each
individual person who believes in
I have no patience with anyone
who declares; "Sure, the world is a
mess, but what can I do about it?"
and then abandons the question. It is
the democratic responsibility of every
one of us to help shape the future. I
have no sympathy either for the individual who declares that peace can
only be brought about when the
world agrees with his own or his party's pattern of
thought. Canada, a nation of two whole cultures is
a clear demonstration of the federal thesis of unity with
The vast majority of us do not wish to impose our
will on others, and do not wish to allow others to
impose theirs on us, but to establish the common
authority which may limit us but will also protect us.
We can make great strides towards a system here
on the campus by joining and supporting the United
Nations Association, and giving It the benefit of our
experience, our theories, opinions, and assistance, and
by ensuring that it's resolutions are forwarded to the
U.N. Organization as a whole and thence to Canada's
government and our Security Council Representative.
In short, let us each undertake democratic re- ,
sponsibility for the future.
President of the Alma Mater Society.
Robin Andrews—President
The United Nations is the last link
of any importance remaining between
the contending world powers. If we
say it will not succeed, we are not
predicting but are causing its downfall. This venture in world cooperation can succeed if enough people believe in it, and act accordingly.
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Peggy Fitzpatrick of Mardi Gras fame,
Is wearing this suit for a reason,
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And her smile shows the joy of the season.
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Chiefs Finish Season;
Trounce Stacys 73-42
Winding up their regular Senior A basketball season with
a whoop and a holler, UBC Chiefs made it one for the books
Wednesday night by handing the North Shore Stacys a 73-42
setback in the campus gym and at the same time tieing their
own scoring record.
Displaying the firewagon type of
ball that has cinched, for them the
league's third place spot, Chieftans
were ahead all the way so that at
times the match threatened to degenerate into a shooting contest for
the Whittlemen.
The Shoemen never really had a
look in at all for the Students held a
comfortable 13-4 lead at the end of the
first quarter and then went on to make
it 35-15 at the half.
The Chiefs biggest scoring spree
came in their usually weak third
quarter when aided by Captain Freddie Bossons' 13 point splurge they
outdistanced Stacys' 26-10 to go out
in front 63-27 at the end of the third
From then on it was just a matter of
time so that when it was all over
the Indians were ahead 73-42.
With regular play .now all over,
Chiefs start, down the play-off trail
next week when they square off
against the second place Luckies,
Monday night in New Westminster.
In their last three starts with the
brewery boys, the Students have lost,
tied and won in that order so that
with any luck at all they have an
an excellent chance to make the
7vi/0sr seism
The Thompsons are busy as bees,
getting their piaee in shape for the
tourist season. This year, with three more
cabins, electricity and a modernized
kitchen, they hope to do even better
than before.
They were able to make these additions because last fall Mr. Thompson
drove to town lo ; re Sii.-i hank manager,
lie knew about the nice little business
the H: >:!!|r-<>ns had built up; a bank
loan  Vai-  iMiieklv   arranged.
"\mv lie- ;'!iu;iip.«nas can handle more
Umri-U:- a ne! inrn ;},,<> their income. At
the same lien" Canada will benefit from
the e\tra tourist dollars thev take in.
Friday, February 20, 1948
Thunderbird Hoopsters Prep
For Contest with Linfield
Conference basketball on UBC maples sings its swan song
for the current season tonight and tomorrow night when the
invading Linfield and Willamette outfits marks the Thunderbirds' final home outings. And all the indications point to a high-
powered exit, whit with the "Hag and Stag" affair billed for
tonight and with the 'Birds right in the midst of a torrid battle
lor Conference laurels.
 —♦  The powers-that-be must have been
more than a little psychic, for with
Hockey Coach Asks
Student Support
Fred Moonen
Daily Ubyssey,
Sports Dept.
I do not know whether we should
term this an epilogue or a prologue.
In any event the UBC hockey team
will be playing Nanaimo Clippers in
Nanaimo, Friday and Saturday nights
in the first two games of a three
game series to decide who will meet
either the New Westminster Cubs or
the Vancouver White Spots in the
Senior B hockey finals.
Win or lose the UBC hockey team
will be out there to give only their
best. Although I must confess that
Nanaimo have a very formidable
team, it is my honest conviction, barring unforeseen difficulties that UBC
should win. We are probably short
of substitutes, conditioning and practice. But what we lack in these, we
should  make  up  in smart hockey.
May I extend to you and others
who have followed the destiny this
year of your hockey team, and the
editors of the UBYSSEY for the
support you have given the club in
the paper. As for many of your
student body may I suggest that they
have missed many a sporting thrill
by their absenteeism from hockey
If this, is a prologue, let us have
the support of the University for the
finals. If an epilogue, we will have
to wait till next year to arouse the
enthusiasm of the student body in
their 1948-49 edition of the Thunderbirds.
Frank   Frederickson
Dear Sir:
On behalf of the Sports desk, I
thank you for your letter and may I
add that covering your hockey club
has been—and I hope, will still be a
pleasure. I can do nothing but agree
that the team is made up of a swell
bunch of fellows and although they
have had their 'off-nights' as any club
will have, they have always given
their best to thc game and have made
the name of UBC respected throughout thc circuit.
And I also concur in your opinion
that with a reasonable share of thc
breaks, thc 'Birds will go into thc
finals of tlie Senior B playoffs.
As for student support, I must admit
that there has been a lamentable lack
of that valuable commodity.
All University swimmine; enthusiasts imM. have their entries for Ihe
Intramural Swim Meet submitted tn
Ivor Wynn h\ .">;00 p.m. Friday,
February  20.
Eliminations will take place a'
Crystal Pool, Monday. February 'J'.)
al   !):()()   p.m.
All teams playing in the Intramural
Touch Football see notice-board in
the Gym for thc schedule for games
thi.s week.
the league schedule entering its final
week, the three top teams: CPS, UBC,
and Willamette—the other five aggregations are miles out of the race-
tie up with each other in four* games.
CPS Loggers and Willamette Bearcats tangle in a home-and-home series,
while the 'Birds meet Willamette Saturday night at home and next Wednesday tackle CPS on the Loggers'
own hunting grounds. CPS holds the
inside track at present but either
Willamette or UBC could easily creep
up from behind and snag the league
crown, Every tilt from here on in
is a crucial and the whole mess spells
a hectic windup to a great season.
In to-nite's tilt UBC's bright hopes
meet fourth-place Linfield College
who they downed by a half dozen
baskets just one week ago at McMinnville. As an added attraction, to-nite
is declared "Hag and Stag" nite. By
way of enlightenment, the affair will
take the form of sex segregation—that
is the hags or bags or what-have-you
will be permitted to seat themselves
on one side only of the gym, white
the men must dump themselves on
t'other. The price of admission entitles
yon spectator to a pom-pom and icecream bar. More yet—the Varsity
band will be in attendance, a half-
time tandem act is on slate, and a
song-fest is planned.
Bob Osborne's boys run up against
Willamette Bearcats Saturday night
at UBC gym in what looms up as
pretty close to their toughest test
this year. Last December, the 'Cats
clawed the Thunderbirds to the horrendous tune of 72-48 led by the three
Johnson brothers who amassed an
amazing   total   of   fifty-eight   points.
Alberta Archers
Engaged by Radio
800 miles from Vancouver to Edmonton would have been a long shot
even  for  Little John's  trusty  bow.
But thi.s distance does not baffle
UBC and U of Alberta archers who
carried on an inter-University archery shoot last Wednesday night on
their own ranges,
Ham radio communication between
the two ranges was the answer to the
riddle and showed the hieih scores of
208-1-11)87   in   favour of  UBC.
Top siorcrs on the UBC team were
Germanuk and Dave Morton. The
other archers shooting for UBC were
Don   Chant   and   Owen   Studmore.
Fred Welland and Ian Smith of Ihe
UBC Amateur Radio Society operate
the  radio sols on  line UBC  ranee and
relayed   messages   through   UBC   a
U oi'  Alberta  ham  stations.
Another archery match i.s heme,
arraineed hy the Amateur Radio Society for Ihi ■■ Wednesday,
''Tlie last match has proved ;o
successful that we will try to arrange others with universities across
Canada" Stove Germanuk, President
of the University Archery Club stated.
Wednesday's contest was probably
the first of its type to be held on
the campus.
Ruggermen Take Initial
World Cup Contest 13-3
Hilary "Spoon" Wotherspoon led Al Laithewaite's Thunderbird rugby squad to a smashing 13-3 win over University of
California Golden Bears yesterday afternoon at Varsity Stadium. High scorer of the day, Spoon outkicked  the visiting
Americans and accounted personally for seven points.
Biggest rugger crowd of the year^—————	
jammed   the   campus   grandstand   to °* the day' Ed Welch >ust missed the
witness the opening tilt in the annual k^** 	
World Cup series with the Californ- SP00N TERRIFIC
■lans A   forty   yard   penalty   kick   gave
Spoon his second chance and with ap-
AMERICANS HEAVY parent ease raised iiie taUy to 8.3,
Although outweighing and outpush- The Californians buckled down to
ing the UBC forwards, the Bear the attack and threatened the north-
scrum was unable to keep up with erners line for most of the period, but
the hustling Blue and Gold fifteen several long kicks by Spoon and full-
which consistently managed to get the back Bill Dunbar stopped the attack,
ball from the scrum. The first halt In the last minutes of the game
was featured by the only three line Russ Latham spearheaded a back-
runs of the day as first the Bears and field breakthrough which ended up
then the locals threatened to score,     with  hard  playing  Keith  McDonald
The second half had barely got scoring standing up between the posts,
under way when UBC forward Eric Spoon made the day perfect by corn-
Cardinal broke over the southerners pleting the convert and making it
line for the opening tally. Wother- 13-3. Disagreement with the referee
spoon grabbed his first points when over whether or not the 'Birds had
he split the posts for the convert executed a forward pass on their scor-
makyig the score 5-0. Minutes later ing play, led to the showering of
big Bear Jim Cullom crashed over Welsh, but the play was questioned
the line for the only California score by many onlookers.
UBC, California Resume
World Cup Play Saturday
World Cup play between the UBC Thunderbirds and the
California Bears will be resumed, Saturday, when the two
rugger squads tangle in the second of four contests.
UBC   will   be   sporting   a   10-point<$>	
lead   in   the   series,   which   will   be
played  on  the  dual   basis  of  games
won, or, in event of a tie, total point's.
Although   the   Bears   took   quite   a
licking from the Thunderbirds Thurs-
day, they will be in the contest at
full strength, and out for a revenge
Plans  are  underway   to  have  the
UBC Military Band and the Drum
Majorettes in attendance at Saturday's tilt, and hopes are high that
the cheerleaders, conspicuous by their
absence at the Thursday contest, will
also be on hand.
The starting whistle will blow at
2:30 Saturday afternoon, and tickets
will be on sale at Luke Moyls' office
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Intramural Schedules
Monday, Feb. 23: Psi Upsilon vs. Vikings—Gym
Tuesday, Feb. 24: Phi Delta Theta A vs. Forestry A—Gym
Sigma Phi Delta vs. Alpha Tau Omega—FH
Phi Kappa Sigma vs. Phi Kappa Pi—FH
Wednesday, Feb. 25: Muphi-aKts vs. Termites—Gym
Thursday, Feb. 26: Pharmacy vs. Jokers—Gym
Phi Delta B vs. Kappa Sigma B—FH
Forestry B vs. Jondos—FH
Friday, Feb. 27: Alpha Delta Phi vs. Chi Sigma Chi—Gym
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