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 The Daily Ubyssey
No. 55
Student Vet
Parliamentary Forumer
Files Nomination Papers
Law student Ben McConnell, with a "man of disl
handsomeness,  comes  to  UBC  from  the  University
One of four nominees for Student
Council president, he served in Italy
as an artillery captain in the first
Canadian division and was wounded
in action.
He entered UBC in 1946.
A member of the Parliamentary
Forum executive, Canadian Legion
and Radio Society, he announced
America's famous "Town Meeting"
during the program's visit to Vancouver.
He   represented   UBC   in   McGoun     /
Cup debates last year. ^
McConnell has proved his worth
during his stay at University of British Columbia by taking an important
part in Radsoc development.
Respected and Feared
of   Sas-
Socialist Sutherland
Prominent Candidate
Second law student in the presidency race i.s Jim Suther-
landland, president of the Parliamentary Forum and McGoun
Cup debater.
An avid socialist, Sutherland is
mutually respected and feared in any
political scrap.
Like his rivals, Sutherland is a
veteran and an active supporter of
Canadian Legion activities on the
He has served on the executive of
a number of minor clubs.
Now in second year law he hopes
to make a career/as a lawyer.
An accomplished public speaker,
Sutherland has participated in several McGoun Cup debates including
last week's.
Although he and his companion
didn't bring home the cup, the fight
that was offered, typical of Sutherland, was felt to have set an excellent
for   future   debating   teams   on   the
First Nominated
Lawyer Curran Public
Relations Own Campaign
First contender for AMS president is Harry Curran,
inutive law student.
First to be nominated Curran, former councillor, council public relations officer, veteran and second
year law student,
Curran has been active in student.
affairs throughout his university career. He first came to UBC in 1941
as an Arts student. In 1943 he was
treasurer of the Arts Undergraduate
Society, in 1944 president of the
Men's Undergraduate  Society.
Curran joii^d the Canadian Army
in 1944 and saw service in England,
France, India, Mal|ya  and  Siam.
Returning to UBC in 1947 be became publicity director for the Mens
Athletic Directorate and this year
was appointed council Public Relations Officer,
He is taking a double degree in
Arts and Law.
Ex-Frigate Captain
Gordon Baum In Race
As Artsmen's Champion
Sandy haired Gordon Baum, musician, one tyhtc frigate
captain will serve as artsmen's champion in the/contest for
presidency of the AMS. I
Baum was president of minor rlub
and president of the freshman class
during  his first year at  UBC.
During his second year he served
as sophomore representative on council and in his first year acted as
floor manager for the western universities beauty contest. A diplomat to the last he studiously avoided
making a choice between the array
of lovlies facing him.
Twenty-five years old, Baurh joined the navy in 1941 and became
the youngest officer in the RCNVR.
Later he served as captain of a frigate in the North Atlantic squadron —
of whose famed song he can sing (14
verses—and later took part in Ihe
invasion of France.
He is now president of _)hi> Arts
Undergraduate Society.
More Election on Page .1
Walt Ewing Acclaimed Treasurer
Five In Race For Presidency
Referendum On Student Finances
Major Issue In Coming Election
SEATTLE, Wash. — By a recent majority vote, Phi
Delta Phi, international legal fraternity, removed from its
constitution all restrictive clauses of a discriminatory nature.
The clause now reads '' . . . members must be of good
moral character."
The fraternity is the largest legal fraternity in the
the United States.
Speech To
All 11.30's
Former Secretary Of State Speaks
In Armories Today At 11:30
Right Honourable Robert Anthony Eden, M.C, D.C.L.,
M.P., former secretary of state for foreign affairs in the British
cabinet will address students in the university Armories at
11:30 a.m. today.
All   11:30  lectures have been  can-<J>	
celled in order that students may find
seats before the commencement of
the address. The guest of honour at
a civic luncheon, Mr. Eden will be
compelled to leave the campus by 12
noon in order to fulfil the downtown
Member of Parliament for "Warwick-
Leamington since 1923, Mr. Eden has
had a colorful and distinguished career in English public life.
During the first World War, hc
solved overseas, 1915 to 1918, with the
King's Royal Rifles, holding the rank
of captain, and winning the Military
Winning his seat in Parliament as
a Conservative candidate in 1923, Mr.
Eden through the years emerged as
a leading figure in that party. Today he is regarded as "tne crown
prince" of the British Conservative
party; and serves as right-hand man
of tho Rt, Hon. Winston Churchill.
Secretary of state for foreign affairs
in l!).Ti, Mr, Eden resigned that office
in 19,'!!) in protest over "appeasement"
\.< hcies of that  perior".
In l'.i-lO, he was appointed secretary
of .suite I'or war, and acted as Con-
:.crvativo leader in the House of Com-
n.ons from 1912 fo 1.94i>, when Churchill  became prime minister.
Mr. Eden's son, Simon, a pilot officer in the RAF., was killed in
aition  in Burma  in 1945,
New Steps Taught
By UBC Dance Club
Do you want to learn to rhumba?
tango? fox trot?   Here's your chance.
Classes begin today at noon in Hut
M5. Thc schedule for this week i.s
fox trot on Wednesday; rhumba on
Thursday; and tango on Friday. Anyone who wants t'o conic out lo these
classes is requested to sign up on the
notice placed on the Quad notice
board. Due to available space, the
numbers will have to he limited to
15 hoys and 15 girls. First come, first
George Cumming
Files First Papers
For Co-ordinafor
First nomination for Student
Council co-ordinator of activi-
ies  was received Wednesday.
Leading with his hat in the ring
i.s George Cumming, executive member of the Mardi Gras and Homecoming   committees.
Election lor the office will be held
February 9.
Cumming is seconded by Ron Giant
and nominated by Bruce Gray, Hugh
Legge, Don Urquhart, Reid Mitchell,
Boh Thurston, Mary Pat Crowe, Joan
Park, Elva Plant. Doug Reid, Fred
Bell, John Southcott and Jim McLean,
President Asks
50 Power Cut
The power shortage has hit  UBC.
In a special circular to the University, the B.C. Electric 'has required all householders, businesses
and nil other users of cleci'ricity to
conserve as much as possible,,
President MacKenzie has been requested by the company to give effect
to thc 50 percent reduction within
the University, and in a letter to the
Sludents, the president stated:
"I am therefore writing to ask if
you will draw the regulations to the
attention of the student body, and in
addition ask for their co-operation in
conserving electricity in every way
The regulations in effect state that
all unnecessary lights must he t'urned
el'f, and that hy strict conservation,
the amount of power used for lighting purposes be cut in half.
Law School Dean Resigns
Over  Curriculum  Change
TORONTO, Jan, 27 (CUP) — Resignation of Osgoode Hall
Law School dean and three lecturers has thrown Ontario legal
circles into a turmoil.
Four last minute nominations late Wednesday saved UBC
student government from a president by acclamation.
But the position of treasurer for 1949-50 went without
contest to Walt Ewing, first year law student and treasurer this
year of the Men's Athletic Directorate.
Four candidates, three of them law t-	
students,  will  face voters next  week
in   presidential  elections.
First in the race for president was
Harry Curran whoso nomination was
filed early this week. Until a few
hours before deadline tit, 5 p.m. Wednesday, it appeared that Curran
would bo the only candidate.
Nominated   for   president   are:
Gordon Bnum, president of the Arts
undergraduate society.
Jim Sutherland, president of the
Parliamentary  Forum.
Ben McConnell, McGoun Cup debater and Parliamentary Forum
Harry Curran, public relations officer for Student Council.
Ian Mackenzie, present Junior member.
Sutherland, McConnell and Curran
are   all   law   students,   Baum   is   in
third year Arts.
Students will also vote on a referendum arising out of thi.s year's
Plant Committee on Student finances.
Electors will be asked whether they
favor an Alma Mat/- Society business manager, a student finance
board  or  the status quo.
Ewing barely escaped the necessity
of v4i election for treasurer. Student
veteran Ray Dewar, nominated early
Wednesday, withdrew from the fight
minutes   before   deadline.
Alter pulling out of the race, Dewar
"1 very much appreciate my nomination for the position of Treasurer
of the AMS and the tenders of support from so many persons.in every
type of activity throughout the university.
"However, I do not feel that aca-
imically I can give the time necessary to carry out the job in the mania"'   tlie  student   body   should   expect.
'Tin.' maintainanc'i' of a high standard of .student government on UBC's
campus is of thc utmost importance.
It will not be maintained if student
ofiicials must, unless they are genii,
sacrifice their graduation to the demand of office.
"For that reason, and in addition to
withdrawing   my   nomination,   I   most
earnestly   urge   your   support   of   the
Business   Manager   plebiscite."
Balloting will be conducted in Ihe
following   places:
Foyer of the auditorium, Brock
Hall, Applied Science building.
Physics building, and Bus Stop. All
students aro entitled to vote at any
polling station upon presentation of
their AMS cards, complete with pictures.
Nominations for Secretary, Junior
Member, Co-ordinator of Activities
andSophomore Member signed by no
less than ten active members of the
AMS must be in by five p.m. February   2.
Remaining council offices, Chairman of the Undergraduate Societies
Committee, Women's Undergraduate
Society, President Literary and Scientific Executive, President Women's
Athletic Association President and
President of Men's Athletic Directorate must be applied for hy five
p.m.   February  9.
Public Poll
Newman Dance
Don't Jump At Silly
Newman Questions
Mr. and Miss Campus Opirv
on will be guests of honor at
3 Valentine dance in Brock
Hall, February 11. The informal affair is being sponsored by
;he Newman Club.
A statistical survey, consisting of
nine questions, will be scientifically
conducted by the club to determine
the "owners" of the average campus
opinion, The principles, one co-ed and
ene male, will be awarded two free
tickets each* to the dance.
Polling will be done in person by a
staff of stamplers. Surveying begins
immediately. Here is how it will
Tlie samplers will query random
"victims" on the following nine questions. The names and answers will
be tabulated and an average determined on the basis of the "Median
anw'ser"; that is, the most popular answer to each question will be determined.
Then, the two persons with the
Median answer to each question will
win the titles of Mr. and Mrs, Campus
Opinion. No tie scores are expected,
on tse basis of statistical evidence,
Winners will be annouced February
Here arc the questions:
1. How long before: A semi-formal
such as Newman club is holding Feb.
11 is a boy expected to ask his date?
2 What is your conception of a
semi-formal with regards dress for
girl and boy?
'i. What is your choice for an orchestra?
<1. What sort of a socage do you
5. Why do you make your date
tvait?    (For girls). »
5. How long do you expect to wait
after thc appointed hour?   (For boys).
(i. How do you cure a person of being  late?
7. Do you think that thc Valentine
theme is a good one for the Newman
8 How should a girl persuade tall,
handsome and retiring to invite her
to tho Newman dance?
Ii. What sort cf a boy would you
like to go to Ihe dance with? (For
!). What sort of a girl would you
like to take to thc dance?   (For boys).
The move by Dean Cecil A. Wright
and his three colleagues is said to
have hinged on a proposed change in
Hie Law school curriculum. Benchers
of the Upper Canada Law Society want
students to receive two lectures a day
end to spend the rest of their time in
ihe office of a practicing lawyer.
Following ihe resignation, a Toronto lawyer charged that the action
would make thc Law Society "the
laughing stock of the legal world".
He demanded an investigation of the
whole   affair.
Dean Wright has been quoted as
saving that it is impractical for students to have the theoretical part of
iheir course interrupted by work
which i nudists of running errands for
p'aoticing lawyers, learning a few
I, .eks of tihe trade and e.iruin", a
roipparal ivc   pit lance
Address of Anthony Eden at UBC
today at noon will be rebroadcast by
tlie University Radio Society over
L'KIVIO at 7 p.m,  today.
Thunderbird Ed
Needs Help In
Producing Mag.
Anybody interested In magazine
writing, production, sales, or editorial work'.' If so, a meeting is being
held on Friday, January 28 at 12:3(1
in the Tliuiidcrliii'd office, north
basement  of  llie Brock.
Popular Prof.  Retires
Aggies Build Fountain
lo Honor Prof. Buck
scaping,  horticulture and education. ''Farmers' Frolic".
Among     Professor      Buck's     other ctilturist.   lie gave up  his position   lo
achievements    is   the    landscaping   of become   Associate   Professor  of   florli-
Mai'douald   College,   Mcflill    Univors- culture   ai   UBC   and   ha   been   active
ity. on   the   campus   ever   "-ince.
The   fountain   is   tentatively   sched- In   addition   lo   his   many   activities
tiled   lo  ho  unveiled   on   Feb    111.    The at   the   University   he   ha.s  been   pre.si-
cei eiiHin.v will  lie held  in  conjunction ileiil.   chairman,   organizer   ol   niiinei-
with   other   Aggie   activities   incluiling on; profe. .-ional sociclies dialling wilh
tin    Aggie   pep   nil'.'!   and   the   annual an Inn Cure,     lewn     planning.     land-
Agriculture students are erecting a
fountain in thc Library lily pond as
tlnii tribute to retiring Professor
Frank   K.  Buck.
Prof. Buck has been responsible
for  landscaping the campus.
Professor Buck was b iril in Eng-
I; nd m 1S7.V, graduated from McGill
in mil. From 1!H2 till 1920 he held
dn    no't  of assistant   Dominion Horti- Page 2
Thursday,   January   27,   1949
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Assistant   Editor   -   ROD   STEPHEN
What Price Efficiency
Results of next Wednesday's election will
ive long after the terms of winning candidates are over. In addition to naming a new
president and treasurer for the society, students will be asked for a decision which will
.■hart the course of campus government for
many years.
The choice between business manager,
student finance board or the status quo is
one to be pondered by all.
For many years after UBC moved to Point
3rey, student officials employed a business
manager to cousel their activities; complete
self-rule is a relatively recent inovation. pe-
jause of the headline catching disruption in
student finances earlier thi.s term, it would
seem almost inevitable that the business
manager plan should return.
Despite the obvious advantages of "continuity," "experience," and "maturity" to be
found, perhaps, in a business manager, the
fundamental  concept,  tho   whole   philosophy
which prompts the plan, runs contrary to the
deals of student government,
The Alma Mater Society elects a Student
Council, ostensibly, to run its affairs. But
Lhe reason for an Alma Mater Society in the
first place i.s to offer to students lessons in
responsibility, leadership and organization
vvhtch only,student self-government can offer.
Thc prime function of the Alma Mater
Society is not machine-like efficiency. It
vould be far more efficient, probably, to
hire a $27 a week sign painter to do all the
vvork of the Mamooks and three or four pro-
essional newspapermen to produce The Daily
But this is not done because students gain
loo much in conducting these affairs themselves. The same applies to the position of
treasurer, even those who have failed, or
perhaps especially those who have failed,
have learned lessons too valuable to discard.
Special 'Rights' For Quebec
Those who are inclined to smell a Fascist on one side of every turning and a Communist on the other will probably take offence at the statements of a University of
Alberta debater during tlie McGoun Cup debates at UBC.
A Mr. CI. Wyatt of lhe prairie institution
excused the action of the Quebec Legislature in jailing Witnesses of Jehovah for distribution of religious tracts on the grounds
"that we have given French Canadians the
right to maintain their culture and if they
aro to mainlain lhal. rulltiiv they cannot (ol-
crate  the splintering ol   Iheir group  Ihi'ougb.
(he actions of rival religions. We cannot on
the one hand grant them minority rights and
on the other hand deprive them of the power
to exercise those rights in the banning and
prosecution of Jehovah's Witnesses."
Of course it is well known that debates
such as the McGoun Cup match are not to
be taken seriously. Debaters do not necessarily debate from conviction.
But. this argument is a typical example
of the shoddy thinking common in Canada
Such sfalcments are of the very essence
of Fascism.
letters to the editor
letters to the editor
Editor. The Daily Ubyssey: Rii
For a good many years dowu'evan
haSSiness has been Iryinv, u's he--! to
yet < permission to start up on Ihe
campus. One store, for exs-.npl".
was will in;; to donate several clacks
to be mounted in conspicuous spots
on Ihe esrnpii'-'. The only loosen
why we haven't ,i>a>t these decks
today is Ijiat the numerals were,
to he replaced  with  the store name.
Now, a dancing school has been
riven bookings for four hours a
vaeok in one of thc Gym lulls. To
the host of my knowledge, Council
was not approached about this. As
a matter of fact, several of the
members of the Council claimed
that  they didn't  even   know  it  was
We have at least two clubs, probably more, which have undertaken
to perforin the same service, dance
instruction, in all the modern steps,
and have expert instructors lor this
program. These dubs chaise the
n.-tia! membership fee, PERIOD. The
"fly in the oini'rncnt", however, is
lhal this school is occupying the
room these clubs require. The Brock
Lounge is the ideal place for such
,\ dancing class, but the students
can't be asked to vacate their building in favour of one club regularly,
rod so HG 4 is the next' best place.
It  is booked  hy  the school.
The people responsible for welcoming this school lo (he Campus
and giving it Iheir blessing thought
that they were doing the students a
favour. Actually, they were doing
tlie school a tremendous favour.
This outfit is out to make money.
and when they are given time and
space on die campus with a potential customer line-up greater than
they could ever hope t'o handle,
they are going to make money.
Why can't they clo like every other
commercial enterprise in the past
ha? had to clo, namely, rent, buy,
or build at 10th and Sasamat, and
help further develop the community out there.
Let's back up the various clubs
who are being left out in the cold
as a result of this invasion. Let's
lei thc authorities know that we
don't want io pay for what we can
get free.
Editor. The Daily Ubyssey: Sir-
In the past we have had several
complaints against "Ubyssey*' reporting of our activities and announcements. However, we have
allowed them to pass crediting them
to printing errors or the usual jour<
nalistic tampering with the truth.
However, your headline on page
one of Tuesday's "Ubyssey" cannot
be so easily overlooked,
We hereby disclaim any affilation,
implied or otherwise, with the
Radio Society, which has been familiarly known on the campus for
some time as "Radsoc".
Startling as it may seem, we are
the only organization on the campus
which can legitimately used the
word "radio" in our club name. The
.so-called Radio Society, which is a
good audio organization, might better be known as "Audsoc" or the
UBC Broadcasting Society. Then-
activities, which consist of piping
program material to downtown
broadcasting stations, certainly do
not merit the inclusion of the word
"radio". Until such time as they
are able to operate a campus Ration
they will continue to be known,
among our members, at least, as
If our club name is too complicated for your abbreviation-loving
pubsters may we suggest "Ham
Club". Although this may sound
derogatory to members of the Players' Club", the term "ham" is long-
established and honoured among
amateur  radio operators.
Editor, Tlie Daily Ubyssey: Sir—
V/itlh only part of Les Bewley's
letter (signed with the borrowed
name R. W. Stephen) am I going to
be concerned. That is regarding his
attitude to political discussion and
to the role of this University in
education, Mr. Bewley's inference
that politics are baneful, and not to
be tolerated in close proximity to
the process of education might have
been considered the artless opinion
of a juvenile had it come from anyone  less  shrewd   than  he.
In truth, the highest aim of education sthould be lo fit the individual
for making intelligent decisions on
the affairs of his country. Student
organizations have been performing
so marvellous a job in supplying information and discussions when an
intelligent opinion may be formed
that PrW, Andrew was able to say
at the last LSE banquet: "This
campus is unique in that one may
obtain a liberal education without
ever going nejir a  lecture room."
If lhe Conservatives are unwilling
to submit their "new" program to
the inspection of students, it is their
own admission of its weakness. But
let them not adopt the pious pretext
that education and political discussions are antipathetic.
Yours truly.
light plane to Victoria Friday morning. Phone Ron. AL. 1624 or AL.
Phone West. 122-Y.
own cai to work odd Saturday mornings. Vet. preferred. Phone BA.
0199-Y.  6-7  p.m.
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Editor, The Daily Ubyssey. Sir-
Many thanks to the L.S.E. for tho
opportunity to hear the artistry of
concert pianist Sidney Foster last
Friday. But a complaint is in order.
Mr. Foster deserved a capacity audience—as those that heard him
will agree—but this unfortunately
was not the case. Had the L.S.E.
given a little publicity to the recital
I am certain that more students
would have attended. If at all
possible. L.S.E., before the presentation of your future concerts please
give us a little advance information—the attendance will improve.
I promise you! Thanks again, and
keep up the good work!
Yours for more publicity,
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meeting Friday noon in Hut LI. |
cancelled for Friday, Jan. 28.
Jan. 27, HM 1 at 12:30,
meeting  today   at   noon   in   Hut   G4. ;
Stocking soles or running shoes necessary.   All  welcome.
Newman   Club   wil)   be   held   in   the
Clubroom HL 4 at 12:30 on Jan. 27.
Ewan.    "What's   Ahead   for   China?''
Thurs.. Jan. 27.   Arts 206.
listen to excerpts from "La  Bohcme"
at  the MAC programme Friday noon
in Men's club room.
Jan, 24, between Auditorium and
MG4. Please phone BA. 682]-Y after
fi  p.m.   Bill.
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bracelet lost at Friday night Mardi
Gras al Commodore. If found please
phone West. (S52-M or return to Lost.
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Out Of Nowhere
Most of us ill some lime or another have
lo'.t thc impact ol' genius on our lives but
seldom have wc had the privilege of discovering it. Such ha.s been my fortune in
the recenl uncovering ol some of the work of
an unknown poet on our very campus. He
is ;t mod est, reclusive bard who perhaps i.s
nol fully aware of tho "real depth of thought
of which he is capable.
Il i.s difficult, somehow, to describe the
work of an unknown author, but, perhaps,
his very anonymity will help us lo achieve
a 11ii> 11 degree of objectivity in the analysis,
hampered tiuiie hy whal must be forceful
personal it v.
His. a:e no "teal epics (o occupy a place
be'.'uh' llie Pope's and Hy run's- ni literature,
but like Kuiily I )icl;insoii, lhe ,-tudenl pool
has lef! with us only fragments. There ar<''
huh' mtiil raiti'i. many unlinish'-d single
lines, >eribh!ed ea :i lessly nil <<!<| cafe cheeks
;ii .(I si ; a el I-.ir I fin i. U T-; ai'a'l < in walls ( ol
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all too infrequent samples of our poet's work.
Only with the background of some lour years
study of the techniques of poetic theory and
practice and the thought processes and feelings of pets ha.s it been possible to trace the
similarity of style and thought behind these
Though many of his later poems show
evidences of deep philosophical searching,
the earlier work is clearly influenced by his
study of the romantics. The following lines
taken from an old sheet of loose leaf paper,
are typical;
Roses are red and,
Violets are blue,
My  marks stink,
Your's would too.
There i.s marked romantic feeling in the
awareness of nature's hues, but at the same
time   lhe   young   poet   displays   a   troubled
There are later signs of a post-romantic
period when the student, bard pauses to look
deeper inln himself. The first line of whal
niiehl  have been a notable sonnet begins:
Some come lie.re lo sit and think . . .
Il is remarkable that one so young should
find   lime   In  dwell   on   tlie  problems  of   life
a.s when he writes:
When the battle's won,
When all the work is done,
Let's get fearful drunk,
And really have some fun.
Or  when he tackles the  problem  of existence itself in a first line:
We are, we are . . .
The latter was found scribbled on an old
beer-stained coaster in a local refreshment
parlour, indication enough to prove that the
young poet steps down from his icy tower
long enough to take a sympathetic look at
the rest of humanity.
His versatility is clearly evident in a
more recent, piece found in the men's cloakroom in Brock Hall. In the style of the modernists, the poem displays a refreshingly
direct approach to one of the many little
problems of life.
The guy,
Who lifted my
Bloody raincoat
From this hook,
Put  it  back,
But  quick,
Or F.lse.
by ray baines
Turning up again in thc same elusive way,
our student, bard scribbles his unconcern for
the mockery of existence on the corner of a
paper napkin.
Life is full of ups and downs,
Brother,  that's  a fact,
You take a girl to March Gras,
And find you've made a pact.
And we thus leave our unknown student
genius to return to the more mundane facts
of reality, we marvel at the depth of thought
and expression of one so immature. We muse
on the futility of an education that falls short
ol (he needs of one so great, for whal can
such a one be taught?
\ I wish to thank the university I'or making
U possible through the exportation of literary masters, for me to bring to light the work
of This, our peel. When, some happy day, his
name: is known and his 1i'ue greatness is revealed for all, lei il be known that the poet's
first humble efforts were scribbled on the
cloistered walls of his university. Me, I
don't matter. 1 can resl joyfully in the thought
thai il was 1 who first recognized the magnificence of his work and the great soul
which vivas behind il. r
Thursday,   January   27,   1949
Page 3
Successful Candidates
For COTC Announced
Names of 69 successful candidates selected into first year
quota of the Canadian Officers Training Corps are announced
by UBC contingent of COTC.
All applicants will train with their various corps at active
force training schools for four months this summer.
All applicants will train with their <S>- ■
i .
various corps at active force training
schools for four months this summer.
They are:
Blyth, George Donald; Brownlee,
William Carney; Burchnall, Ivor
Parker; Burns, Beverly Grant; Clark,
Jonh Nanton; Coddington, Dudley
Arthur; Deverell, David Alan; Dows-
ley, Donald Alexander; Hamilton,
Clarence Leroy; Kinney, Edward Patrick; Letson, David Moore; Lydiard,
George Sanford; Neelin, Rbt. Gregg;
Perrin, Thomas Kenneth; Thomas,
Leonard George; Trip, Ove Hansen
(for RCAMC); Aird, David Alfred
Caven (by transfer from RCIC).
Berris, Edward John; Bickerton,
Charles Gerald; Carter, Gerald Gordon; Flewin, Ross John Geoge; Foer-
ster, Ronald Bruce; Harvey, David
Russel; Hudak, John Joseph; McCul-
lagh, Douglas Murray; Webster, Harry Walker; West, Christopher Michael; White, Harry Charles; Mills,
James  Donald  Murray.
RCB     ;
Bryant, Richard Frederick; Donaldson, Richard James; Fulton, Harry
Ray; Harris, James; Laramy, Barry
Klntble;  McDonald, Gerald  Angus.
Hftwnrth,  Lionel  Doyle.
Siibject to AHQ Vacancy—Pauline
Gerald William; Wade, Edwin Milton.
Anstis, William Alfred; Armitage,
Robert Douglas; Beaubier, John Dean;
Bell, Aubrey Wilbur; Cameron, Gordon Hamilton; Course, Kenneth
James; Crosby, Richard Hartt; Duncan, Murray Gordon; Gibson, William Douglas; Hayden, Harold Ray
Edward; Jeiferys, Edward Earl; Mac-
Pherson, Dunc-an Mearns; Peters,
Barry Barker; Rubra, Harold; Sherwood, William Moley; Steacy, Newton Clements; Stoner, George Archie;
Stormont, William Esmond; Sutherland, Andrew Finlay; Valentine, Edward John.
MacCrostie, Hugh William Henry;
Newall, James Gilmour; Roscborough.
George Francis.
Gove, James Kenneth; MacKinnon,
John; Mikkila, William Green; Stevenson,  George  William;   Ward,   John
Carling;  Wilson, Walter.
Macintosh, Ralph Leo; Sneddon,
William David.
Four lithesome inhabitants of Dogpatch will pursue one terrified Li'l
Abner through the Caf today at noon.
Co-eds are advised to follow this
lesson closely and get their man for
the WUS Shmoo Ball on Saturday
Public Assisted
Is Hitch Hiking
Gerry Macdonald, western
vice-fpresident, NFCUS, yesterday explained the proposed
system of publicly - assisted
student tours, thereby lifting
;he veil from the noon "mys-
:ery" meeting in the Brock
The idea, originating with Grant
Livingstone, concerns the establishment of low-cost tours, province-
wide first and Canada-wide later,
for those students with few means
and much time during the summer
months. The plan would be comparable with those already established
in Europe, whereby hostels, youth
student, and tourist organizations cooperate to map out and encourage
low-cost   travelling.
The Canadian plan would call for
the National Federation's appointing
representatives in each city to meet
and direct travelling students, and
their organization would be tied in
with the YMCA, the Canadian Tourist
Association,  and the hostels.
Travel itself would be facilitated
by some distinguishing emblem, such
as an arm-band, which would aid the
student materially in hitching rides
and getting special accommodation.
Abuse of arm-band and its attendant privileges would be prevented
by an issue of an identification card
to the wearer, who would also be
required to post a small bond,
Macdonald pointed out the obvious
advantages of the plan, concluding
that tourists and travel agencies and
related groups, as well as universities
in other provinces, had expressed
unanimous approval of the project,
and that students could gain much
valuable information, as well as fun,
by seeing their own country, or, for
that   matter,   their   own   province.
WALT EWING was ,uclaimed tic.i-
surer of i'he 1949-50 Alma Mater
Society yesterday when his expected
opponent in the race. Ray Dower,
suddenly withdrew his name from the
Fiery Councillor
Poor Totie:
Totem Pole To
Be Unprotected
UBC totem pole lo be unprotected
until next year.
Ian MacKenzie slates "There will be
ni picket fence around the totem
pole until next year and then only if
it  is asked for."
The new pole so recently erected
will remain bare and unprotected
through the remainder of the winter
and summer. Next season will find
thc pole in the same situation unless
someone asks Mr. MacKenzie for a
white  picket  fence.
Absence of this fence will be noticed by all visitors to the campus as
well as all new students, until the
ice  comes  next  winter.
Students still have to ask for the
Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi
Comes  To  UBC  Campus
Best known of all college fraternities came to UBC Saturday when Sigma Chi International granted a charter to local
rraternity Chi Sigma Chi, which i.s now Delta Omicron of Sigma
Chi. Thi.s i.s the 113th chapter in the International and the
fourth in Canada.
"Sigs",  as  they  are  nicknamed,  are'	
best  known  because of  their beauti- (     I WeGfl Cl0SS€S
ful   "Sweetheart   Song".
Mackenzie Sporting About
It - - Files Papers At 4.57
Councillor Ian Mackenzie, dark horse of the race, turned in
his nomination papers for presidency of the AMS at three min-
ates to five Wednesday.
Following an all-day initiation ceremony, 40 initiates attended a banquet at the Mayfair Room of the
oHlel Vancouver.
Professor Harris speaking for President MacKenzie brought greetings
from   the  administration.
Bruce Gray, IFC president, welcomed the fledgling group, as did
members of other fraternities.
Grand Consul Sam C. Bullock gave
the principal address, impressing on
the new initiates the need for faith
in the future and advantages of having a brotherhood to which to turn
for help.
Dr, W. R. Scott', chapter adviser
to the new group, acted as toast-
master, and read congratulatory tele-
prams from all of 50 different points
from Honolulu to New York.
Ign THOUsnno
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Trial Lessons
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Proud shouldered, crew eut sporting Mackenzie is a veteran of three
\oars in the Canadian Army in Italy
and Germany and is Junior member
on the present council.
He has served on Inter Fraternity
Council and been active in staging
a sucta ^.sion of .successful Mardi
Gi as.
Mackenzie was a member of the
H"mecoming Committee  last  fall.
He is commonly called one of thc
''cookie servers" of the present council
—a tag name which goes with his
position as junior member.
He said that he would not have run
hut thai Paul Plant, AMS treasurer,
Christian   Science   Organization has
opened   a   new   study   room   for the
convenience   of all   members   of flic
University   in   Hut   Bl,   behind the
Pre-Meds Hear
Dr. Black Friday
Dr. Black will speak on Med
School requirements in AP 100
:it noon Friday. He will discuss
letters and forms of application, letters of reference and
ihe AMAC test to be held Feb.
7. These topics are of utmost
importance to all Pre-Meds.
if.        if,        if,
To create interest in the referendum
v. hich will be submitted fo students
at the same time as the AMS elections, Parliamentary Forum will present two speakers in a debate Thursday noon.
The topic will bc: Resolved that
the Alma Mater Society should employ a bic-iness manager. Speakers
'.'ill be Bob Harwood in t'he affirmative and George Kelly in thc negative.
Gals! Men!
The Aero  Club Offers
• Use of Link Trainer
• 12 hours dual flying
• 18 hours solo flying
The total cost is only $15,00 up
UBC Areo Club Link Trainer Room
NW Basement of Armories
Any Noon Hour
Just in time i'or the corning season, a complete new stock of
Ihe popular Two and Three Buttons, Double Breasted styles
in Wool Worsted .suits. These suits arc tops for quality and
appearance and feature the newest shades and patterns.
You will appreciate the Value
A suit you will wear wilh pride
A suit expertly tailored.
Fancy woven broadcloth shirts made for fit comfort with new
collar styling. Nice range of broad or narrow stripes in colors
that are new and smart.   Sizes 14 Va to 17.
PRICE EACH   $6.00
Imported English pure wool Authentic Tartan ties. Get yours
for Valentine's Day.
V Neck long sleeve style pure cashmere sweaters. Made in
Scotland from high grade yarns in Ihe popular Beige shade.
Sizes. 40 to 44.
"WINTHROP" Imported Shoes
Acknowledged leaders in the field of young men's shoe styling.
"KLOMPS" will carry you to class in comfort — and style! —
Ruggedly built for longer wear ....
Brown Scotch Grain Uppers.
Popular Moccasin Toe.
Extra heavy rolled edge, leather sole,
Rocker bottom last.
Brass Eyelets.
Woodwards  and   take   a   look   af   these   nationally
advertised, nationally recognized "Winthrop" shoes.
Sizes fi to 11.
Page A
Thursday,   January   27,   1949
Kditor This Issue
The 'f\
□ Track' Q
Thunderbird thinclads become
bigtime operators when they enter
Evergreen competition in April and
Pacific North West Conference
competition was limited to one conference meet a year usually held
tlie third week in May. This meet
was a battle of the stars from the
member schools and the size of the
teams were limited to 15 men. No
useful purpose was served by taking men of sub-conference standard
to these annual all-star affairs. Unless one arrived at UBC a full fledged high school star, the outlook was
hardly a rosy one.
Conference Standard
The willing freshman faced a
two-year or more period of training before ihe could attain conference standard and make thc team.
It was not the case of having to use
an inexperienced footballer to round
out the team. If he wasn't good
enough he wasn't taken. This outlook has kept many promising freshmen on the sidelines with the result
that everyone who turned out last
May and were available were taken
to the Conference Meet in Walla
In May 1946 a 10-man Thunderbird squad finished second to Whitman's Missionaries. In 1947 they
captured the title when the relay
quartette of Turner, Bain, McPherson and Henniger won the final
event. Pavelich set a new record
Ln the shot-put scoring UBC's first
points In the weight event's in Conference competition, and Minchin,
Henniger and Blair turned in star-
studded performances as they took
the mile, 440 and high jump respectively.
Record Marks
In 1948 the 11-man squad burned
up the cinders as "Turner tied the
record in the 100 and finished second in the 220. Henniger set his
2nd record in a row in thc 440. Knott
made his only start in Conference
competition a winning one as he
set a new record in the 880. Bain
finished third. Minchin defended
his mile title and non-tiring Piercy
took third coming back nn hour
later, i'o take the two-mile with
case. Dave Blair made it three
years in, a row in thc high jump and
set a new record. Pavelich took
first place in the shot-put and a
second in  the discus.
Hoy, another first year man, took
third place in thc javelin and a
IV.urth in the discus, With Knott
"aubstituting in vhe mile relay for
the graduated McPherson, tho team
won the last event a.s Henniger
came from 10 yards back in Ihe
last   furlong   to   win.
Dual Meets
Competition in the Evergreen Conference will include a series of dual
tmd triangular meets in addition to
the conference meet' in Spokane.
The prospects for the 1949 team
appear very bright as eight members of last year's team are available, led by Olympian Ez Ilermiger
and the best, freshmen crop in years
is on hand. However, a lot will
depend on who is available in May.
Thc loss of Dave Blair in the high
jump leaves a big gap that will be
bard to fill. He also handled the
hurdling assignments, The only field
events in which UBC is expected
to score point's this season at the
moment arc in the shot-put and
javelin. Pavelich and Hoy rank
second best in Canada in their specialties but that is no guarantee
of success sou till, of the border
where the gener;>< standard is much
Talent Available
The c..(y events in which UBC has
any depth arc in the sprints and the
mile and two mile if all the talent
is available in May, In the quarter
and half Henniger is alone which
will lose the 'Birds a lot of points
in dual meet, and relay competition.-
The hurdle events are wide open
end it is here that UBC may fall
down and lose the unbeaten record
which started in May. 1947. Hilary
Wotherspoon, although too busy
with English rugby, still i.s considered the host pros-port, Pole
Kclelii'ii, last year':-, sivotid Mr'uu;
sprinter may try thc lush iiniheis
but   the   field   is   wide   open,
Stop Press
Last Minute
Hockey Scores
UBC kept up a swift pace Wednesday night when the Thunderbird
hockey squad defeated the Vancouver
Indians 8-3 before a crowd of 40(10 in
the  Forum.
With hard checking and fast play,
UBC overpowered the losers the en-
lire game, never letting up till the
final   whistle.
Lloyd Torfason was thc chief goal-
gelter for the winners with two good
ones to his credit. Haas Young collected two points also in the form of
one  goal  and  one assist.
With total proceeds from the contest going to the March of Dimes campaign, the large turnout was appreciated by players as well as the campaign  committee.
Sell-Out Expected
For Noon Hour Game
'Birds and Vikings Get Series
Under Way Tomorrow In The UBC Gym
This  weekend  will  give the  students  of UBC  their big
chance lo give their wholehearted support to their Thunderbird
basketball leant. ^ " "
f,agi:r fans?
BIG QUESTION MARK on the Thunderbird rosier these days
i.s »,-uard Bobby Boyes, who is having trouble playing basketball and keeping tip his .science course. Boyes, who played for
the Chiefs last year, "may or may not be playing" on Friday
at noon when (he Birds play host to the Vikings* of Western
A horne-and-lioino scries wilh the
Vikings of Western Washington is
the  big  event.
Tomorrow in the UBC gym at noon
thc 'Birds and the Vikings will meet
in their initial contest. Then in Bellingham at eight o'clock in the Armories there, the 'Birds and the Vikings   renew   their   battle,.
This i.s a very important, scries.
A double win for the 'B'irds will
boost them way up, into fifth place
below the College of Puget Sound.
Player support may make the difference between a red hot. fireball
'Bird quintet, and a slow moving,
lifeless game.
Doors will open in the gym tomorrow at 12:0a on the dot. There V, ill
definitely be no reserve seats, and
all scats are rush at. 35 cents per
And  there is another angle. It ha.s
You see, my friends, the enrolment
at UBC is a good 8000 students. The
gym is supposed to seat some 1200
eager fans. Clearly, say our new
gym boosters, it is quite insufficient.
But then when the people whom
they are trying to put the squeeze
on for a small donation come out to
see our present gym, say on a Friday
night, when the 'Birds are playing. . .
Lo and behold, only abotft 300 spectators, and a few dozen basketball
So, this Friday at noon, we expect
to have the gym filled to capacity,
and then some. Something like some
of the old "Trotter" games at UBC.
A complete and united effort is
what i.s needed. And that goes for
the car chain deal down to Bellingham thi.s Saturday too. If we do win
Friday,   we   will   need   that   seconH
to do with our Memorial Gym Fund.win very badly.
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