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No. 57
Over $3,000 Personal
Losses Suffered In Fire
This year's crop of undergraduates have proved that they
are made of the stuff that has made UBC famous as Canada's
great "self-help" university. With the same spontaneous
spirit that built Brock Hall, the Stadium and gymnasium,
undergraduates have rallied to thc aid of those who lost so
much in Friday's disastrous fire.
More than $3000 in personal belongings of the Home Ec
girls and Amateur Radio Society members went up with the
huts. Even more tragic was the inestimable loss of research
papers by the instructors.
No matter how much is collected in today's Tag Day, the
young woman who lost her Master's thesis in the blaze cannot
be compensated.
No amount of money will make up for the heartbreak
of finding books, collected at great sacrifice over a period of
years, reduced to ash.
Besides these irreplaccablcs the students also lost property which they must replace. None of it was insured. The
loss must be met out of the pockets of the people who have
suffered—unless those of us who are more fortunate come to
their assistance.
The dropping of a dime or a dollar into the collection cans
is one of the ways that we can help.
UBC students, famous for their drive, have the opportunity to prove that the spirit which moved the campus to Point
Grey in the first place is not dead.
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Fire Committee At Work
Before Smoke Clears
Before the smoke of the hutment fires had faded university
disaster committee meetings were in progress to decide accommodation for the Home Ec. classes and to plan replacements.
Dr. MacKenzie said ''I hope it will ^77      7"™     I a        '■    '■ ,   r-. r,
1 Parent   Teachers   Association   of   B.C.
bc   possible   to   erect   permanent   and
reasonably   fireproof   buildings   with
Mr.   Rogers  willed  $75,000  to  Home
Economics   Department,   PTA   gift   of
generous   gifts   from   friends   of   the ■ S20.O0O   was   destined    to    institute **i
department    and    more    particularly
tho   late   Mr.   Johnathan   Rogers,   and
Home  Management  Course.
(Continued   on   Page   21
Many Dollars
Needed To Aid
Fire Victims
Clothing, Books And
Lecture Notes Lost
A campus' wide tag clay i.s
being held today to raise funds
to replace personal property
lost in the Home Economics
huts fire.
]f the eniire loss in personal belongings is to he made good every student
and faculty member on the campus
will have to contribute at least one
dollar   to   the   fund.
Dave Brousson, AMS president told
The Daily Ubyssey he "felt sure that
all students on the campus and all
organizations would assist with all
the  means at   theii-  disposal.'
Mamooks and Publications Board
members have worked throughout
the weekend to provide posters, banners, and a special edition of The
Daily Ubyssey to add momentum to
the campaign.
Home Ec girls lost several thousand
dollars worth of clothing, books, and
personal  equipment  in  the holocaust. I
It is expected that all campus org- |
animations  will join  in  the campaign.
Only the buildings and administration equipment were covered by
All Student Organizations To Help
In Council's 'Fire Tag Day' Drive
Students of the university are rallying to the aid of people
who lost over $3000 in personal belongings in Friday's Home
Economics fire.
In   an   attempt   to   relieve   at  least
part of the personal losses the Student Council is sponsoring a ''Fire
Tag Day" today. Students will be
i on the campus at 8:30 this morning
wilh red fire tags and collection tins.
Dave Brousson. AMS president and
in.'tigator of  the campaign said.  "We
hope   all   students   will   support   this
campaign   with   both   their   financial
help and  their  physical  aid."
Fifty  girls  are shaking  the  collec
tion tins all over the campus. Pro«
fessors are asked to speak to their
lecture sections about  the campaign.
More than 300 students of the
Home Ec Department arrived on the
campus Friday morning to find
thc work of weeks destroyed.
Financial loss has been estimated
at S3500, but there can be no estimate made on the personal loss.
The razing of the six huts represented the restruction of practical
research in projects, some of which
were in the last stages ot completion.
Instructors Suffer Heavily
Students   who   had   labored   long   j
,   weeks    with    sewing    projects   and   |
j   ment have nothing left to show for   j
1   other works peculiar to the Depart-   I
their pains but a few. charred sticks
and  a  wistful  memory.
The sympathy extended was j
touching. Students had no time
lo mourn the loss, not only of their
own work, but also of their personal
equipment and clothes. There was
no cancellation of lectures—they
simply and efficiently filed over to
lo the Science Building, where lec
tures were held as pre-schedulecl.
Eight   of   the   full-time   lecturers
also   suffered   heavy   losses.   Textbooks, teaching esuipment anti notes
were burned. A valuable and irreplaceable set of fabrics caused  the
lecturers  additional  pangs.
Many of the girls lost their uniforms
in Friday's blaze.  For  the most part
these   uniforms   are   indispensable   to
the    course.    They    expressed    great
appreciation   ot   Brock   Dining   room
management for the loan of uniforms.
Projects Now Only Charred Ruins
Personal Losses Hi
In Disastrous Blaze
Audrey Richmond, fourth year
Home Ec. student lost a uniform,
a lamp shade and a pair of scissors
in   Friday's   fire.
"The first two can easily be replaced," she said, "but I am worried    about    the    scissors."
We looked at her amazed.
At last she explained. Some
scissors are just for cutting cloth
while others are useless for the job.
And again you gel, used to one
pair   of   scissors."
Miss Richmond is going to specialize  in  Home  Ec.   leaching,
Margaret Techy, fourth year
Home  Ec.   lost   only   her   uniform,
The girls believe that some of the
notebooks were saved in useable
Margaret worked in the textile
industry lor a year after completing her third year, and i.s now back
to complete her degree. She intends
to attend summer school this year,
and hopes to be teaching next
She i.s afraid that her almost
completed lamp shade wa.s also destroyed   in  the fire.
When it was suggested that, she
might have to take the rest of her
labs at King Edward High School,
Margaret was heart-broken. During
her   second   year  she   had   to   take
.some of her labs there, and more
in various other out-of-the-way
locations, and claims that she had
her  fill  of it then,
The prospect of labs at King Edward
High School does not worry Miss
Richmond. None of her labs are
"All the girls," says Audrey, ''are
greatful to the Brock Dining Room
management   for   the   loan  of   uni-
foims  while  working  there."
One thing that has impressed the
girls very much, is the speed with
which Miss Black and her staff
have reorganized, They think it is
wonderful, and want her to know
$200,000 Damage To Huts
The fund will be equally divided
among all people who suffered personal   loss   in   Friday's  fire.
Vancouver and university firemen
helped by <10 volunteers from Acadia
camp were powerless lo control the
The fire razed through the many
electric stoves, refrigerators and home
equipment which had taken the department more than four years to
build  up.
Damage to buildings and faculty
equipment alone has rose from a
first estimated $50,000 to over $200,000.
The Physics building adjacent to the
razed huts barely escaped the flames.
Over a million and a hall dollars
worth of atomic and other equipment
aro housed in thc new physics budding.
Flames could bc seen for over half
a mile. |
Faculty To Rebuild Immediately
The Home Ec department lost a
practically irreplaceable collection of
fabric samples.
Faculty members met with Professor Geof. Andrew and Acting-
President G. F. Curtis to reassign
students to new quarters, B'y 8:30
students were greeted with signs advising them that Home Ec classes
would be held in the New Applied
Science building.
Home Economics Department have
been placed in the Applied Science
building where students will take
their lectures f |.' the next few weeks.
The fire is the second on the campus
this year. A mysterious blaze gutted
one of thc campus's largest lecture
huts last fall when 0-7 was destroyed.
University workmen worked ■ night
and day to rebuild the partially destroyed huts in the orchard. Pharmacy
and Nursing accomodation was ready
for reoccupntion in less than two
weeks. Pyschology labs were transferred   to   the   New   Applied   iicience
Acting president, Dean G. F. Curtis said, "We intend to start rebuilding immediately." The faculty held
a special meeting to discuss tile new
accomodation of the Home Economics
j departent.
I Faculty members and university
fire department arc expected to conduct, an immediate investigation Into
the cause of the holocaust. Page 2
Monday,   January   31,   1949
The Daily Ubyssey
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Editor This Issue - ART WELSH
Mother Spots Hut Blaze
When Sick Baby Wakes
A baby's bad cold may have saved UBC's atomic research
program from a serious setback.
Awakened by her crying baby, who *. ■
was ill with a cold, Mrs. G   W. Mouat,
Your Support Is Needed Today
Dnrc Brousson, AMS President, wrote thin editorial
in 'i hope that it would ./ire iiiccntire to (dl students
to suppoit today's "Fire Tap Day.' Student Council
(ind «d other stucc.'tit oruani .atioii.s arc Jully behind
the  campaign.
Personal losses in Friday's fire in the
Home Economics are expected to amount to
a staggering sum. Some individuals suffered
losses as high as S150 or more.
In view of this fact, the Student Council
have declared today as "Fire Day" and have
organized a corps of taggers to sell little red
"Fire Tags" to raise a fund to alleviate those
who have'suflered personal loss.
UBC students have always maintained
a   high   reputation   for   helping   others   and
themselves before making any public appeals
lor support,
This emergency presents an unusual
challenge to us all. Student Council is confident that once again students will meet
the challenge successfully by their generous
support of those who have suffered.
A corps of fifty girls will on the campus
beginning at 8:30 a.m. this morning ready
and willing to sell you a "Fire Tag". You
have a reputation to live up to in this campaign.
When the girls ask you to buy a tag
don't sniff and turn your back—dig down.
This "Tag Day" will show Vancouver that
UBC students really cart do something Ihey
start out to do.
5!K)9 Clement, spotted the blaze in the
Home Economics huts and phoned
ihe fire department. The engines arrived in time to prevent the fire from
.spreading to the Physics building less
than 30 feet away.
Mrs. Mount's husband is assembling
Ihe Vandergraf generator, keystone
of  the  nucleur  fission  program.
''Five minutes after 1 saw t'he flames
there was a tremendous explosion,"
Mrs, Mouat, said, "It sounded like
Provincial investigators attribute thc
fire to thc "spontaneous igniilon of
oily rags". The explosion was apparently   caused   by   leaking   gas.
It Could Have Been
- Support Tag Day -
(Continued   From   Pago   1'
In .support of Council's drive for
funds, Dr. MacKenzie said "It's a
very fine gesture on part of Student
Council and i hope they are successful in raising a large amount of
money to help those who have lost
personal  possessions  in   (he  fire."
On Friday, Committees of Faculty
met with Dean Walter Gage, Building Superintendent Jack Lee, Professor Jeoff. Andrew assistant to the
president, and members of the Home
hcnnoinies    Department.
Later, on F'ridav ;i aecond meeting
! was called by acting president Dean
of   Law   C'slrlia.
Saturday morning, a two hour session presided over by Dr. N.A.M.
MacKenzie was held with the Dean'.;
of thc   Departments.
Today at 11:00 a University Committee on Fire Protections will meet
to hold an official "fire insuest," to
seek to determine cause of the blaze
and to recommend precautions against
further   fires.
In an interview with Dr. MacKenzie, lie stated that for the rest of ihe
term the Home Economics classes
will have to be held in rooms made
available by the other departments,
"Extra hour classes may be necessary."   he  said,
Councillors Split
On Finance Plans
High officials of the Alma
Mater Society are split on the
question of a business manager
for student finances.
Dave Brousson, AMS president, supports the idea of a student finance
board to govern the society's spond-
hig while treasurer Paul Plant favors
employment of a full-time business
On Wednesday students will be
eked to decided on one of the three
a!ioma:ivo.s in a referendum coinciding    wilh    tin    presidential    elections.
Thiy  are:
1. Retentii n of present system.
'2 Appoint of finance board.
,''   Business   manager.
In his statement to The Daily Ubys-
sev, Brousson declared, "I don't feel
lhal this is the time to go into reasons
bul I would like the student body to
know that I support the plan t> appoint  a   finance   board."
Plant stated that he backs the idea
, to biro a business manager for the
'Almost (.very person who I-,:■..-. b.elo
the tn-a-ui'al pes! is in ii.r' i.'i v.lii:
lids   view."   he   Said
The Mummery
Until very recently, the Caf was for me a somewhat legendary place, a sold of Inferno with gravy.
I had never been down there.
Then, a few noons ago, I rashly decided to
supplement my lunch by entering the land o!
hubbub and purchasing a portion of pie. For some
unknown reason. I thought this would be easy.
1 also believe in  fairies.
The slarl was promising enough. I dealt myself a tray, put my sandwiches and a fork upon it,
and proceeded lo slide ii along the rails, rounding
the corner with a flourish, like a veritable veteran.
Arriving at the Dessert Lady, I pulled into the
curb   to  confess;,
"I'd   like a  piece ot  apple pie."
The Dessert Lady sighed wearily.
"I'd like a mink coal," she.s ighed, "bul we're
both si tick with laicofcustard."
I compromised by accepting ihe rice cuslard,
and, hurrying guiliily past the rest of lhe food,
presented myself before lhe Seylla of the cash
"Just charge me wilh the custard, please," T
said. "The sandwiches came in with me."
Seylla slit tod her eyes at me suspiciously.
"Hod do 1 know these are your sandwiches?"
she demanded.  "We sell sandwiches here too, you
"But these sandwiches are wrapped in greaseproof paper,"  1  protested,
"You could have wrapped ours in grease-proof
paper,"   she   pursued   relentlessly.
"I COULD have shot Cock Robin, but I didn't,"
I snarled. "So put. away your Dick Tracy badge
and  charge me  with the custard, eh?"
She picked up my sandwiches to peer closely
between  the  pieces of bread.
"If these are your sandwiches," she said slowly,
"whal  kind are they?"
"I wouldn't know," I replied sullenly, "my
mother  never  tells tne anything."
"You're lucky," she snapped, throwing the
-andwichos back on the tray. "They're- ham, and
we  haven't  gol   ham  today."
"You mean you aren't going to put the handcuffs on me?" I crowed. "I'm free to go out in the
world anrl eat my rice custard?"
After shaking hands brokenly with Bulldog
Druuiinoud, I looked for a place to sit down and
oat my hard-won calories, Quickly I grasped the
full horror of a new situation. There was no port
in that sea of faces. Someone else wa.s sitting in my
I shuttled from table to table in vain, like a
cigarette girl with bow-legs, The weight of the
tray was rapidly becoming intolerable, so I tottered
back reluctantly (o the Seylla of the cash register.
"There's no place to sit clown," I complained.
She smiled sweetly.
"Then I guess you'll have to dream the rest,"
Tuum Est
by Jabez
she diawled. "But  please don't  block thc aisle."
"What do you want me to do? Fly around and
drop pamphlets?"
At that moment, however, I spied a vacant
chair, and sped to it with open throttle. The rest
ol (he people at (hat table were women, but if
was worth it just to sit down.
But as I raised the fit's! battered sandwich 1<>
my mouth, I noticed that the women were staring
al me intcnfly, as were also people at neighbouring
tallies, and an ominous hush seemed to have fallen
over the area. I looked to see if ihe ham were
hanging out of lhe sandwich, straightened my lie,
and blew my nose, all without removing the source
ol   interval.
Finally, exasperated by this ill-timed attention,
1  turned  to ihe n.'nrosl  observer and whispered:
"!s im  slip showing?"
"This i ■: a sorority table." she returned coldly,
' and  pone  of our members have beards."
I noticed several boys al nearby tallies winking tit me now, and one whistled suggestively. The
position was obviously untenable. I rose majestically, holding the rice custard in one hand and the
sandwiches in the other.
"I trust you will be able to use this chair
again," I said stiffly, and strode out, dropping the
rice custard out of its pot just outside the door.
And they say we no longer have to kill to
obtain  food. Monday,   January   31,   1949
Page 3
Over $3000 In Personal Belongings Were Lost Here
THIS IS ALL THAT REMAINS of six Home Economics hubs today after the
devastating fire that broke out early Friday morning. Smoking timbers and
twisted pipes greeted students who expected to find lecture rooms, labs and
other accomodation waiting for them. Personal  belongings exceeding $8,000
were lost in the fire along with several thousand dollars of uninsured radio
equipment owned by the Amateur Radio Operator's Association. Student's
arc being asked to contribute generously to Student Council campaign today
io help reimburse those who lost personal goods in the fire.
Home Ec. Fire Grim; But Radio Hams Stay   "Hurtling" Streetcar
Does Have Lighter Side Broadcasting       £ d   ^^ y.^
Hiune   Economics   students   could   laugh   today   over   the
lighter side of "their" fire.    Many instances of humour came to     Amateur Kadin Operators Associa
Despite Fire
Hurtling streetcar spelled  disaster  for  two  University  of
Washington  men  here  Saturday.
light  when the students wandered through  the  ruins of their ti»" lo*i over three thousand dollars     The visitors. Jack Lamed and Jad ,>,A„,,v'thTlu,: ^.(;'n7 w.,ck.::"
a   ,   ,„,.,     . . in Friday's fire which destroyed Horn.•    a.h cD maid, are  m hospital  led -y  foi-    '   '   '      '   '"     '. '
'.;epat ulnV.i. ■      ..'■ ■ ...... Ihe   SeallU'-.les   wore   m    vaneouvei
' .    .        .  ,        • I'.c   huts.   Their   quarters   are   housed    h.wing  a   near  tvnmc  coins.on  willa  a 	
Manv  -a  :ue lyrls are weeping over* ■-- . i.'-r  a   I,-mind,-,  (hi   Alpha  exchange.
.     ,   ". '.„, limvn,"   Most   of   them   .started   ill)   the in   these   huts. i -.nvetcar   at    I'ourth   and    Inline.
1iie   has-   al    '.ne:.    twin   sisters,    llieie I .......
r. ,nt hill, some onlv  in  pvjaina.s.  Onlv   the       Among   the   losses   aro   a   S20I)   hi"h :     ';  -;'"     condition     is    dosennod     as
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very   hards'   or   very   curious   reached frequency    experimental    unil    and    ai'J"u"'   ■
fire the
aailh    e.
a   'little
-.llape   ol    tile   young
At    the   lime   of   ; he
he    lire.   The   rest,    hall    frozen    and
new      receiver,      several      incomplct,'
a    i.1 in. r    I-: .ssengi" s.    UP>C    slu-
,( ,.-,,„,,,,I ,..iv ,|,..,,H,-i    '::-''    asleep,    didn't    think    that    die    transmitters   and   receivers   and   mis-    deal-   Pat   Criss.d   and   Dior.   Ri>- 1
iToi'i   was   worth   it.
cellaneolls   radio   equipment.
emu d   with   niin-ir   injuries.
■clu had a guilty coii-
I'siay niornina. She was
io lu-r first h'cluri' and
) -cask into one of 'dm
[I::, ,-o'ne hooka- wl'iioh
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■tudc'iits    showed     up     without     the
material   with   which   to   begin   a   lab,
the    blaze    bul    hy    the   afternoon    of
the  lire  tluw   haul  borrowed and  heg-
I'ach  n reived  a  great   blast,  and   wa.s   f,,,(|   ,,quipment   enabling   them   I.
, -Id    she    would    now    be   one    wee,.'
hehlni.l   the   rest   of   the   class.   I'Yidas
I morning    each    of    them    found    she
main  on  the air
I s     Ai   cD..na!d    was    tra-, I'lling    w< -1
, >\ T'oiirlb avenue when, as  tlie di-,\-, i
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They   have  set   up   theii   new   quur- I
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i :■■:    Ihe    class.    Now    ihe.-e    two    are
a. ed    thai    there    was , • . ,,    ■
n.aking     enemies     ol      iheir     uirim r
sileak   into. i   ■ ,     , .        . ,iii
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■Vi..M'.:;r'1:r: | Platforms Today
UBC  students   will   have  an   opportunity  lo  hear  lhe Alma   Mater Socio-
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the home of Stanford University, received it's name in a very unique
A giant redwood tree dominates :1m
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decovired in ITtiil by a scout of ihe
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because  of   it'.s  height   named   it   -'Palo
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el,is.sraoin I'urthei- down lhe hall, and
sen; the girls down there so they
could  'nave  their own room  hack.
ties   five   presidential   candidates   beat
\n    niigiiisl    poem    suitable    for    in -- ' I ,ea .e.\ . is ,.:• !■; ing I ha'  .-Indents,  lai'ull-.
die    University's    Bank    of    memhoi ■   and  ; n,\   others  mlori'sled   ii
their  chests   today,
c>  i     i   i       i i i     ,    ' o'leen    in    the    Cniversil v
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urniil    the   candidates   lo   appear   in
Actually,     the    girls    are     literally |||u,    Auditorium    al     12::!l)    noon,    at   bl':'-"    S0Uf'hl    b-v    tlu'   eommitlee    in    iheir   poems   lo   lorn.   KnglUi   Depart
iibblii'.;   Iheir   hands    in   anticipation [ ,,.„.,   Camp and  ■*  ,, m   alul  .,t  Acad,
'1    kicking    the    sciencemen    out    of
Camp  at  8:1)0  p.m.
charge  of the  project. meiil. Arts (!, before the lath of April.
Suggestions;  to  include a  poem on a       Poems   submitted    may    be   of   any
one comer ot their new building, be- | Contenders for lhe top brass in- dn me related to the commemorative reasonable length and there is no re-
lore the boys have a chance to be- , riUl|,,: Jmi Sutherland. Ben McCon- nature of tie book wa.s made by ' slriction as fo form. One or more
come    lamiliar   with   il. | ncll,    Harry   Curran,    Gordon    Baum,    President   Norman   MacKcn/ie   to   lhe ' poems    may    be    selected    and    given
Residents   of   Fort   Camp   were   ar-   alu|   |an   M.ic'kcnzie. | Book     of    Remembrance    Committee. ' pi < miner,!   place   m   the  Book   of   Re -
oiised   al    ,'!:30   Friday    morning   with . ..  .       'Ihe   committee's   chairman,   and   edi-    ruemhrance,   which   will   also   contain
die    cry    "The    University's    burning   SUPPORT  "FIRE  TAG   DAY"   u,r of Ihe proje.'te I volume. Dr. Earle ' an    introduction    by    President    Mac-
Ken,tie ae.oiu.l- of UBC's, loulr.bii-
la 11 lo lhe wai of foil. lists of act i\ e
.sei vice personnel, and an io ia ur roll
of  die dead.
Although the woi is of the committee is voluntary and no nioiii \ pa i,'tis offered for the poolry invited, the
Commiltci' memhers hope thai tin
importance of the volume, and die
piominent place a suitable poem will
be given in il. will he sufficient reward    to   the   author. Page 4
Monday,  January  31,   1949
Because the Thunderbirds just
have the •staying power they lost
a  basketball game on Friday.
But because they did have a lot
of other tilings they came so close
lo victory that Saturday night with
a few improvements they were
able to %turn tlie tables and beat
the Vikings of Western Washington   on   their  home   floor.
On Friday before a packed
house, the Birds
showed a sceptical s Hi tl e n l
body that they
are definite contenders in the
Evergreen Conference and that they
are shaping up into a team of
league calibre.
Under what ha.s obviously been a
lot of careful Ultledge by coach
Pomfret and a lot of hard work
on their own part, the 'Birds have
managed to file off a lot of the
rough edges that were so painfully
evident  during their  earlier games.
Better and Better
In such departments as jumping,
under-the-basket-scrimmages and
general shooting the local basket-
eers show a marked improvement
over the rather flustered and excited brand of ball that was typical   of   them   earlier   in   the  season.
Time, thee urer of so many evils,
working a slow but steady improvement ov.er them which promises to
continue through the rest of the
One thing which time has fortunately not erased from the Birds
schedule is that sincere will to win
which was with them right froui^
the start and has carried over to the
present   time.
There are however one or two
flaws in the 'Birds play which
amazed some of the students who
weie seeing them play I'or the first
Worse and Worse
Topping this list of weakness is
the abortive showing that they usually  make ot  the  free shot  line.
For a great big grown up team
playing senior collegiate basketball
to consistently flub so many free
points, continues to dumbfound
close  observers  of  the  game.
A quick lolk through the records of the 'Birds past games shows
that almost everyone went down
the drain because the Pomfret men
couldn't or wouldn't take advantage of the gifts awarded  them,
Such was certainty the case on
Friday. The 'Birds bungled of the
la free shots handled them; any
foul,' of which -would have given
them the much needed win over
the  Vikings.
This weakness i.s not typical of
the Thunderbirds alone but i.s
lound all through the UBC basket-
hall   teams.
The Chiefs for instance, las week
missed 10 of the 25 free shots and
then went on lo lose Ihe game by
nine  points.
While shooting is something that
in the final analysis is the responsibility of each individual player,
basketball coaches on the campus
might do well to see it they couldn't do something to improve this
sad   state   of   affairs,
It's one thing to lose a game to a
smarter and more experienced team
but to go down by just a few points
sbat. should lave been picked up
on the free shot line seems to cry
out foi- nothing more than a little
hard  work   underneath   the  basket,
PICTURED HERE is "Long" John Forsyth top scorer on thc
Thunderbird hoop squad. Johnny racked up a total of 31 points
in thc two games played last weekend. A veteran of two years
on the 'Birds, Forsyth has been indispensable on the worvvard
line of the squad.
Editor This Issue
Thunderette Hoopsters
Bow To Victoria Five
Varsity Thunderettes were subjected to a 26-18 pasting by
Victoria Cec's Drive hoopsters in a hard fought battle in the
UBC gym last Saturday night.
     ^,     Reason   for   the   defeat    was   sharp
Big Block Men
Elect Awards
Henderson: Alums
Pomfret; Phys Ed
Big Block members gathered
together last week to elect
representatives to the awards
committee. 50 turned up at
the meeting to get in their vote,
Jack Pomfret was elected to thc
committee to represent the Physical
Education Department, and Ralph
Henderson as Big Block representative   of   the   alumnae,
Four members were elected each
ri presenting their respective sports.
Hillary Wotherspoon, President, American Football; Geoff Curry, Rugby;
Bill Cullen, Soccer; Bob Saunders.
Hoskey; and Doug Bajus  I'or Golf,
The committee will meet next Friday with faculty representatives to
decide on the distribution of this
year's   Big   Blocks.
A motion was passed during the
meeting to the effect that 'AU i-tu-
deiits who hold Big Blocks from
outside universities must first earn
their Blocks at UBC before they will
be  qualified  to  wear  them."
shooting   Nora   Kennedy   who   tallied
18 of her squad's total points.
Thunderettes  started   off   the   game
with   a   bang   and   held   more   than
their own during the first quarter, at
the end of which the score wa.s fi-2,
At the half they still held the lead,
but thc Victoria agenda had control
of the play.
The girls from the capital city
had a definite advantage in height,
and this coupled with accurate shooting kept the Varsity squad bottled
up for the whole second half.
Thc students definitely had it over
Iheir opponents a.s far as style was
concerned, but the close cheeking
of the Victoria team prevented them
from getting many clear shots on the
This was the last game of the current season. Next till will be in the
city   championships  on   January   2!1,
Tuum Est
Thunderbird Hoopsters
Split Weekend Tilts
Bow To Western Washington 50-47 In
Opener, But Take Second Game 47-38
Thunderbird basketballers came out with a split in their
two-game series against Western Washington Vikings when
they took a 47-38 win over the Americans in Bellingham
It was the 'Birds second win of thisa
reason's Evergreen conference play.
After dropping a close 50-47 call at
UBC gym Friday the Blue and Gold
laopers came back strong to show
that they are not ycl to be counted
ant   in  the  tight Evergreen  race.
The Thunderbirds showed a complete reversal of form in winning.
Whereas they usually siart fast and
lade in the stretch this time they
vac. re slow getting under way and
trailed   17-13  at   the   half.
Rut they came roaring back in the
second canto and after Reid Mitchell
The game shattered Viking holies of
vacating the second division and left
them in a fifth place tie with UBC.
Lack of ability at the foul line was
one of the main reasons for a hcart-
bi cat; ing loss in the Friday noon
More than 1200 wildly cheering students i;iw the home team go into an
Caiiy 1:1-5 lead only to trail 21-23 just
as the whistle sounded to end the
half. It took the Vikings 10 minutes
to sink their first field basket but
once under way they were hard to
The full house watched   in stunned
put them ahead 35-34 midway through . silence   when   Western's   Stan   Pcter-
Ihe  second   period   the  Thunderbirds | sen  sank  four  straight  baskets   from
marly centre court as the second half
got under way.
But not to be denied, the 'Birds
came roaring back in the dying minutes to bring the score within three
coumers of the Vikes. Jack Pomfret's
boys missed eight out of 15 gift tosses,
causing grief in their supporters'
Petersen of the visitors with 19 and
Forsyth with 18 were high men for
1 be two loams.
never  looked   back
Long John Forsyth came through,
i'or his usVal double figure taljy,
picking up 13 of the best for thc
winners to lead individual scoring for
both  squads.
Il was Dave Campbell, however,
thai showed the way for the 'Birds
He notched all of his eight points in
the second half, sparking the attack
that put the Thunderbirds in the lead
for   keeps.
This Is An
With Your Dollars
Over $3000 in personal belongings was
lost in Friday's Home Economic fire.
Wear A


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