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The Ubyssey Jan 26, 1946

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Tuesday   Guest
vol. xxvm
No. 38
COUNCIL APPROVES NEW leads birds in conference
will visit the campus ii3xt Tuesday, January 29. He will address
an open meeting in the Auditorium at 12:30.
Following the address, the general will receive, in tho Officers'
Mess in the Armoury, any men
who served on his staff.
Canada's -distinguished . field
officer achieved world recognition
as commandjr of the First Canadian Army. He has, over his long
period of service won many
awards and decorations Including
the C.H., C.B., and the D.S.O.
It was he who led the First Canadian Army from the beach heads
of Normandy through the bloody
battles of Europe t o the final
scheduled for 12:30 Tuesday,
would conflict with Oeneral
Crerar's address, Lelgon officials
state that it will be held in the
Auditorium following his address.
In this way all veterans interested in housing problems will not
miss hearing the Oeneral.
The Legion says "Be sure to
turn out. This \s an Action meeting."
"FOR MANY YEARS this university's engineering branch has
been acknowledged as being second to none in the country."
The above statement appearing
ln Queens University Journal
evoked a quick rebuttal from EUS
President Jack Beveridge.
"UBC hf s received more scholarships from the National Research
Council than any other university," Beveridge stated.
Beveridge referred to a review
of Canadian engineering faculties
in the 1943 bulletin of the U.S.
National Research Planning Board.
This article praised the instruction featured at UBC, ths provincial problems achievements of
of prairie universities and the
physics research of McGill and
Toronto. Queens University was
not mentioned.
Just recently an engineering job
offered by General Electric went
to a UBC student who competed
successfully with applicants from
across ths Dominion, added Beveridge.
scenery shop on the vacant
adjacent to the Auditorium,
Chairman Nancy Pitman, WUS
President, is wondering this weekend Just how many nomination
papers for 1946-47 AMS President
will be filed with her before next
To date nary a man, nor woman,
has registered officially his intentions to contest the coming election
that will provide a successor to
this year's President Allan Ainsworth.
Deadline for nominations for
president is 5 pjn. next Wednesday.
A copy of the election rules may
be obtained from the AMS office
or may be found In the UBYSSEY
of January 12.
Orchids To The
Raffle Winners
AMID GALA decorations, hazy
grey smoke and masses of milling
humanity, Dave Hayward, Ace
Joker of the Jokers Club, announced the winners of the Orchid
Raffle at noon Wednesday in the
Luck winners of the ten orchids
Ian Kenney, Art Jeffreys, Mary
Crowe, Harry Bsll, Robert Corbett,
Sasha Angus, Jack Baldwin, Frank
Pidgeon, Ray Bushfleld, and
Stella Bakoney.
DR. W. H. HATFIELD, Director of Division of Tuberculosis
Control, has announced that the university X-ray survey
will start February 11.
The survey is under the direction
of Division of Tuberculosis Control, Provincial Board of JHealth.
Dr. John Kitohing of the Metropolitan Health Committee will b3
in charge of operations at the
The service is to be entirely
voluntary and there will ba no
charge made for it. Everyone
X-rayed will receive a confidential
report within about two weeks.
X-rays will be made inside the
mobile unit, to bi located outside
Hut  2.
Students will file through Hut 2,
have their cards made out, and
pass on to the X-ray.
X-ray hours will be from 9 to
11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m.
commencing  February   11.
All students wishing to avail
themselves of this service are requested to report to the Students'
Health Council, Hut 2, as soon as
possible, in order to make appointments for their X-rays.
The B.C. Tuberculosis Society
a private agoncy assisting in the
fight    against    T.B.,    makes    the
following appeals:
"Will all readers who know they
are now in contact, or who ever
have been in contact, with a person who has active tuberculosis
please have a chest X-ray during
the time ot the survey here.
"Will all readers who feel tired,
are losing weight, have little
appetite, suffer from indigestion,
have a oough that hangs on, have
n chest X-ray.
"We appeal to young adults.
While T.B. attacks the aged as
well as the young, no one ever
reaches an age that is safe from
tuberculosis.   It   kills   more
persons  between  18  and 45  than
any other cause of death.
"Will all readers who are working overtime, not getting enough
rest and relaxation, and who, perhaps, are being forced to live in
over-crowded quarters, be particularly careful of their physical
condition. The germ of tuberculosis readily takes advantage of
«ny lowering of the body's resistance. A chest X-ray can be one
of the best investments you can
make to prevent T.B."
building   a   semi-permanent
space south-east of the Quad,
has been passed by Student
Realization of the inadequacies
of the Auditorium for use as a
centre for storage and construction, led the Stage Committee,
under the chairmanship of Fred
Lipsett, president, Literary and
Scientific Executive, to propose
the building of a scenery shop.
The growth of a wide interest
in the technical skills of the
theatre and the increasing use of
the Auditorium as a lecture hall
have necessitated "the allotment
of a large room on the campus
where clubs can make and repair
sets without Interference."
Fred Lipsett stated, "The success
of such a shop depends largely
upon its location. The distance
from the Auditorium to the proposed shop must be such that all
scenery and equipment to be
stored may be transported from
one building to the other by hand,
and without the danger of rain
which would be Incurred ln a long
Lipsett continued, saying "The
committee realizes that one of the
main difficulties in granting the
site is the location of two graduation trees on the plot. We suggest that the trees be replanted at
a ceremony in conjunction with
the Administration Sudns' Coun-
the Administration Student a*
Council and representatives of the
classes in question, and, if appropriate, a class reunion."
Toronto Vets
Get Organized
TORONTO, Jan. 26 - (CUP) -
Student veterans here endorsed
the Ex-service Committee of the
Student Administrative Council to
act as their representatives for the
duration of ths year.
A full election will be held next
Also approved was affiliation
with the National Conference of
Student Veterans and the Ex-
Service Committee was given
power to act as liason with the
The questionnaire was circulated
mainly because there has been no
separate veterans organization on
the campus.
Last fall five veterans were
named by the large faculties to
represent the veterans on the Student Administrative Council. This
commitee acted as delegates to the
National Conference.
KINGSTON, Jan. 26-(CUP) -
" 'Tis better to have loved and
lost than never to have loved at
all," according to a majority of
students at Queen's University.
In a poll taken here 98 percent
of the students agreed with Tennyson; eight percent disagreed; three
percent were 'undecided.'
MEN'S ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Bob Osborne is hoping
that this week-end will not prove to be his "LOST WEEKEND" as he leads his Thunderbird cagers into their first
Pacific Northwest Inter-Collegiate Basketball Conference
THE PROPOSED formation of political clubs on the
campus was voted down by Parliamentary Forumites, following the debate Wednesday noon between CCF leader Bob
Harwood and Gordon Martin, LPP.
Martin, defending the resolution
that "Political clubs at the university should be awarded the same
status, excepting funds, as other
campus clubs," stated that "there
is nothing in the constitution banning such organizations."
"The absence of political clubs
was,   however,  pre-supposed,"   he
Martin went on to cite Oxford
and Cambridge as example of
universities which have found the
existence of political clubs compatible with the policy of the
Bob Harwood, attacking the
resolution, re-affirmed his charge,
published in last week's UBYSSEY,
that "the formation of political
clubs at UBC would bring pett>
politicians and party stooges to the
campus under the guise of
He declared that such clubs,
directly affiliated with regular
provincial and federal parties,
would "amount to little more than
branch organizations supported by
party funds."
Harwood refuted the charge
made by Martin that university
courses and existing clubs were
inadequate in fitting the student
for social responsibility.
The CCF leader declared that
enly through these media could the
student obtain an unbiased presen
tation of facts.
Len Turner, attacking the resolution from the floor, suggested that
students expressing definite and
vocal political opinions while at
university should "rerhember that
they will have to seek jobs on
In calling for a vote at the end
cf the debate, chairman Harold
Daykin asked Forumites to vote
according to their opinions on the
resolution "rather than to attempt
to judge the merits of the speeches
given by the debaters."
45 New Jokers
Pledged Thursday.
ANSWERING a call for new
Jokers appearing in The UBYSSEY,
45 new members turned out to a
meeting of the newly organized
Black Deck in Sc 300, Thursday.
Ace Joker, Dave Hayward, outlined the alms of the club and
explained the set-up of Decks
which he said was necessary because of the great number of new
Gerald Pugh was elected temporary president of the Black Deck.
He called upon the members
present to turn out to the Deck
meeting on Monday, January 28,
nt 12:30, in Sc 300, and to bring
along anyone still wishing to join.
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UBC THUNDERBIRDS swept to an easy 74-38 victory
over Whitman College Missionaries in their first home Conference game at UBC Gym Friday night.
Sandy Robertson, Reg Clarkson, and Pat McGeer all paced
the Thunderbirds with 13 points.
UBC marched to a 9-0 lead in the first five minutes of
play and although Whitman came within five points at 15-10
a few minutes later, that was the closest they came to reaching Coach Bob Osborne's quintet throughout the tilt.
Captain Russ Hobbs of the
the visitors with 11 points.
Missionaries tangle again tonight
in the second game of the crucial
conference series. Tip-off time will
be 8 o'clock.
Hale Atkenson, maitre d'armes
ut UBC, has a surprise in store for
the basketball-goers tonight,
featuring a colorful exhibition of
fencing and swordplay in a friendly match between the Varsity Club
and the Vancouver Blades' Club.
The amiable fencing coach promises a smart display of swordsmanship when the two teams
match foils between halves of
tonight's casaba contest.
Whitman College's fast-breaking
team of cagers is coached by Nig
Borleske who is now in his 31st
year at the Walla Walla book-
learning institution.
Whitman and Willamette were
both touted as the teams to give
UBC a tough battle for the Pacific
Northwest Inter-Collegiate Confer-
• ence basketball crown. But some
sports scribes picked Linfield as
potential winners since the Wildcats from McMlnnville do not meet
UBC in the 1948 schedule unless
they end the season in a tie.
In pre-season doping, Coach Borleske strongly favored the Thunderbirds to flatten qll opposition without defeat, and he was more than
slightly surprised to see Coach
Les Sparks' Willamette five stop
the Canadian club.
On the other hand, Sparks Is
another supporter of the belief
that Linfield may yet cop the title.
The Wildcats are in third place
with two wins and a loss and they
Missionaries was high man for
have only one tough tilt left —
they're laying for the Missionaries.
But the Whitman hoopers will be
out to keep in the conference race
when they tacke the Thunderbirds
again at UBC Gym, at 8 o'clock
PICTURE, PICTURE, who donated the picture? A "mystery"
picture has appeared in UBC
prexy. Allan Ainsworth's office
and Al is completely bewildered.
"A large van drew up, two men
got out, deposited the frame In
the outer office and left teh canvas
in mine. That's all I know about
The canvas depicts a very scantily clad young woman reposing
on a couch while an equally
scantily clad young man stands
over her. Cherubs of various
shapes and sites cavort around both
of mem.
Allan, oblivious to the young
woman's charms, has tried unsuc-
eessfuly to keep the picture turned
toward the wall, but some art
student is always turning It back
Any Information about the picture Is requested by Mr. Ainsworth.
Feb. 19 Correct
Barn Dance Date
AGGIE annual Barn Dance,
erroneously reported to be held
January 27, will take place at the
White Rose ballroom, Tuesday,
February 19.
Music will be supplied by Dave
McLelland's Orchestra. Dr. D. G.
Laird, professor in agronomy and
honorary president of the fourth
year Aggie executive, will represent the faculty.
Accepted dress for the barn
dance is the oldest clothes
possessed, with prizes being given
for the most disreputable costume.
A male leg show will also be
Manitoba Wants
Culture Courses
WINNIPEG, Jan. 26 - (CUP) -
Results of aj language poll held in
a Junior Division of the United
College of the University of Manitoba indicate that students on the
whole are not satisfied with present teaching methods, although
they approve of the study of
foreign languages.
In the vote, four to five favor
smaller classes. 158 of 280 queried
said they would voluntarily choose
a language while attending
...Of ISO science students queried
196 desired cultural elements in
their course. Examples quoted
were English and one foreign language.
English leads all others as being
the most difficult subject.
Students suggest more study on
groundwork and vocabulary in
foreign languages.
UBC Lesion Branch Will
Receive Charter Monday
PRESENTATION of the Charter to UBC's Canadian Legion
Branch takes place Monday, January 28, 12:30, in the
Auditorium. Officiating at the ceremony will be Mr. Jack
Henderson, president of the Provincial Command of the
Canadian Legion. Members only will be admitted, and will
be required to produce membership cards or receipts.
This Ceremony will also include
SHOWN ABOVE is one of two mobile chest X-ray units operated by the Division of
Tuberculosis Control. Designed especially to X-ray whole communities at a rate of 300
to 400 persons daily these units are the latest development or science in the battle to
prevent tuberculosis by early detection. The mobile "germ hunter" cost $20,000 and was
purchased from funds raised in BC from the annual Christmas Seal sale. One of the "buses"
is the type that will be used throughout the UBC's coming TB detection campaign.
installation of Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie as Honorary President, and
the mass initiation of all members
present into the branch.
This is the first milestone in the
short history of one of the fastest-
growing and most active branches
of the Legion in Canada.
The Branch was originally
established on the campus in the
spring ot 1945, as the outgrowth of
the Canadian University Returned
Men's Association. Its real career,
however, commenced with the fall
session of 1945-46.
Organizational meetings wer.>
called by President Tony Greer
nnd Secretary Gordon Kersey. Bylaws were adopted, a full slate of
officers and committee members
were elected, and a rapid increase
in membership began.
Tnis increase has continued until
today enrolment stands at well
over 1100 members. Branch 72 enrolment   per   month   has   set   and
maintained    records    among    all
branches in BC.
In its short life, only a few
months, the Legion has undertaken
many projects for veterans at UBC.
The housing committee has
placed over sixty married students
and assisted many others, single
and married, to obtain accommodation, in co-operation with the Ex-
tensidn Department, Emergency
Shelter and other agencies.
Their Employment committee is
currently   working   for   establish
ment of a permanent employment
service at the university.
At the conference of student vets
held in Montreal over Christmas,
UBC's delegation contributed in
a great measure to its success.
Figures showing necessity of in-
c i eases in maintenance grants were
based on their survey of all ex-
service students on the campus.
UE'C Branch, Canadian Legion, is
composed entirely of ex-service
students and faculty members. THE UBYSSEY, Saturday, January 26, 1946, Page 2
A Faculty Tribute
Reprint of the following editorial clipped
from the Christian Science Monitor of January and sent along to the Ubyssey by
Professor Thorlief Larsen of the department
of English, typifies the feeling of many
university instructors toward ex-service
students.   Thanks, Professor Larsen.
Hats off to the Gl's attending college, for
keeping up such a high standard of scholarship! From all parts of the United States
the colleges and universities are reporting—
and with some surprise—that veterans now
on the campus not only are abreast of the
non-veterans in academic grades but in
numbers of cases are giving non-veterans
something to measure up to.
There had been considerable speculation
as t6 how well the boys from overseas could
hold their own when it came to winning the
battle of the books. Settling down for hours
of quiet study after years of physical activity
constantly on the move was recognized as
far from easy. Would they need a lot of
extra help, compassionate dispensations,
easing into the work? it was asked. The
answer seems to be overwhelmingly in the
negative. Vets are making the Dean's List.
Their grades are on the average higher than
those of non-vets. Furthermore, their
earnestness, purposefulness, and clear sense
of what they are doing and why, make them
the sort of undergraduate many a professor
confesses he has all his life wistfully dreamed
of getting.
What they will do to higher education
will be an intriguing study. One thing, so
far, is plain: American colleges don't need
to worry any more lest the GI invasion of
the campus lower academic standards.
The Future Of Physical Education
Five million dollars has been allocated to
the university building expansion. The
amount is adequate for establishment of
medicine, the expansion of science, and
erection of dormitories, but unfortunately
the 50,000 dollar portion set aside for
addition to physical education and recreational facilities on our increasingly athletic
campus will not be enough to fill the bill.
Unbelievably cramped gymnasium facilities now apparent have made the thorough
enaction of the proposed national fitness
program replacing compulsory COTC training an impossibility.
Approximately twelve hundred men on
the campus are squeezing two hours a week
of physical training into a gym now running
on a 13 hour a day basis; a gym which was
built for 1,500 students "in a tight pinch."
This schedule does not ever! include women
and the rest of UBC's 7,000 who might be
athletically inclined.
In order to carry out compulsory physical
training, the enrollment for which promises
to be huge for the next decade, athletics and
recreational activities "for fun" will have to
be abolished completely, as is the case this
year. Bob Osborne, director of physical
education, estimates that although intramural sports are still in operation, only one
third of the proposed intramural program
can be carried out.
Also the university has absolutely no
opportunity to train volunteer physical
training leaders for provincial athletic
centres, a necessary project, due to the fact
that according to statistics only 17 BC high
schools seem to have the necessary funds to
employ full-time T intsructors.
Trained physical education teachers,
university courses for volunteer community
centre, church, and youth workers, full
facilities for complete and thorough enactment of a national fitness program, and
space, time, and facilities guaranteeing that
students may indulge in sports and recreation
on the campus whenever they wish, - these
are all needs which cannot be met completely by a 50,000 dollar physical education
grant. For example, the present gym was
built at a cost of 50,000 dollars, and can
serve the needs of 800 students even though
locker space is inadequate and ventilation
faulty. Depreciation on the building is high.
Fifty thousand dollars might build another
gym the same size, but whether the addition
will place the university in the situation of
being a model for high schools, community
centres, and churches, and assist in raising
the health standard of British Columbia—its
rightful job — is another question which
should be considered carefully—and soon—
by the people of British Columbia.
I RETURNED to classes much refreshed
from  a  holiday spent  at  Flint's  country
lodge and ready to proceed with my program
of classical studies. The elements do indeed
conspire to make these wintry months ideal
for scholastic pursuits
The wind blows out of the north over the
snow-capped hills which surround our city
and lashes our bleak campus, while we sit
in comfort behind granite walls in the company of our books, glad at heart.
The very day classes resumed young
Westmoreland approached me, announced
he had tickets to the theatre and requested
me to join him for the evening. I nodded
acceptance for I was indeed pleased to discover a novel desire for culture in the lad
and wished to foster with utmost care its
future development.
Hand On His Heart
He then required the loan of two pounds
and after I had obliged him, he placed his
hand upon his heart, turned his eyes upward
to rest upon the ornate ceiling of Underbill's
and declared with great emotion that I was
his truest friend and the finest man in the
Young D'Arcy must at that moment have
realized what was passing through my mind,
for he hastened to inform me that he had
foregone drink and that I could join him
at his lodgings at six. He was then thoughtful for several minutes but finally stood up
to leave.
Just as he was stepping out of the alcove
he turned full about and requested that I
meet him at the Tavern instead as he had
lost a scarf there and planned to return in
search of it.
D*Arcy The Debtor!
I remember him saying something else
but what it was I cannot exactly recollect,
for while Westmoreland was speaking I was
engaged in some ciphering which, when I
had completed it, brought me to the realization that young D'Arcy was my debtor
to the amount of £167. _
I found Westmoreland at the Tavern in
the company of young Roary Spur (late of
the RCN) and Wayne Blare who is a member of a particularly raucous organization
which has sprung up of late. They were
all in fine spirits and as I approached
Westmoreland rose unsteadily to his feet,
announced he had found his scarf and led
the way to dinner.
We ate a hearty meal of oysters and
pheasant and were soon in a cab which
carried us to the lower streets. I am unfamiliar with that particular section of our
city, but I do recall that the playhouse which
we finally entered was in close proximity
to the public library.
What A State To Be In!
The theatre itself was rather dingy and
our seats were in the pit. The pictures
seemed of a rather poor type and to D'Arcy's
credit he seemed to realize this and appeared
restless. I was soon to find out the reason
of it.
When the lights were raised, a group of
young ladies in very brief attire entered
from the wings and broke into a sort of
frolic. It was neither a round nor properly
a quadrille; nor did it bear resemblance to
any dance I have ever seen.
The creatures merely stood in a line and
kicked their feet into the air, first to one
side and then the other — obviously most
Suddenly a hussy in the scantiest possible
attire entered from the wings and at that
moment I determined to leave. I succeeded
with great difficulty in gaining Westmoreland's attention but when I finally did I
indicated an exit and made towards it.
Freedom By Name
He begged me to stay but when he
realized I would have none of it he confessed
that he had an engagement with one of the
dancing girls, Maisie Freedom by name.
I departed by myself and when I had
reached my rooms I fell into thought for
several hours. I concluded that Westmoreland was beyond hope of salvation and determined then and there that I would cut
him off without a penny.
. . . editorial page ...
AS ONE OF THOSE who indulges in the "ungainly
prancing" so caustically described in the letter to the Editor
which appeared in Tuesday's UBYSSEY, I feel that a reply
is necessary.
Since the deadline for that issue
is 1:30 o'clock Monday, this letter
must have been written before
then. Until Tuesday night the
chorus had not performed their
complete routine in costume and
so  it is difficult to see how this
'Artsman,' as he signed himself,
formed his conception of its appearance.
• It is this fact, that the writer
has censured something of which
he had no direct knowledge, which
is of primary importance. Nevertheless it is obvious that certain
of his statements deserve comment.
As we do not know the gentleman,  we can pass no judgement
as to his prudery or worldly experience. But as his opinions were
published for all to read, we are
entitled to reply to them as we
We, as amateurs, have practised
the two routines with no idea of
vying '"with professional strip-
teasers" certainly with no idea of
outstripping them, a difficult activity and one hardly in keeping with
the purpose of the Mardi Gras.
If our Artsman is planning to
attend the Ball we think that he
will find Tish McLeod as poised
and decorous as he could wish.
As for the chorus, we suggest that
he communicate with Mr. Wilde
and we guarantee to supply a
medium if our Artsman isn't already "one of the boys" in the
spirit world. However, if he wishes
to retain "the white flower of a
blameless life" we suggest that he
avoid Mr. Wilde. There was nothing deliciously risque about Reading Gaol.
NEXT WEEK'S Beauty-on-the-
spot will be the girl who ia Queen
of the Mardi Gras, unless she
happens to be Isabel MacKemie,
who has already appeared in
Reauty-on-the-Spot, In that case
the lady chosen will be contacted
by the UBYSSEY over the weekend and official announcement will
be made Tuesday.
The article must be typed and
double spaced. It Is due in the
Pub office by one p.m. next
People Being Whit They Arc
THOUGH IT IS commendable
that U B C's undergraduate
have shown this year an increased
interest in matters of national and
international importance, surely it
is regrettable that some small factions are attempting to thrust active political parties into the picture.
The most apparent argument
against permitting students to form
campus organizations affiliated
with national political parties, as
both the LPP and Progressive-
Conservatives have recently proposed, arises from UBC's position
as a state university. This institution oj learning is supported by
bitter arguments against the relent   proposals.
It must bo clear to all the world
r.ow that there is no one correct
system of government; the best
government is always based on a
mature mixture of ideas produced
by evolution. ALL political parties
have some justice to their cause.
Despite' that fact, it unfortunately happens that a good many
citizens become determined, sometimes at an early age, to folio*
THERE SEEMS to be no *ood
end to be served except for the
partisan benefit of any one group,
by ihducing the same students to
join active political parties, thus
The bitter truth is that
most students do not really know
what they are talking about, especially in regard to affairs international. That would seem to be
the first problem tackled.
Before we start grouping ourselves into civil factions let us
spend our play hours In recreation
and our working hours in concentrating on hard facts upon which
alt of the people of this province,
no matter what their political beliefs happen to be.
Each taxpayer and voter in
B.C. has a right to expect that
learning, and not politics, will
continue to occupy the major place
in the minds of the student body.
Were the faculty engaged in permeating our lecture rooms with
political propaganda, there would
be justification for the students to
prepare an organized defense.
But such is obviously far from
the case as even the proponents of
the move in question would surely
the dictates of one party and their
minds are henceforth closed to the
ideas of political opponents.
Surely then the UBC campus
should remain one of the few
places where young citizens of all
beliefs can get together and exchange views in an atmosphere of
tolerance. Were the exchanges of
opinion held in such a spirit, some
of the students who seemingly
take no interest at present in such
matters might then be inclined to
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dragooning them into inelastic
factions whose attitudes on important matters, national and international, are predetermined
along party lines.
we can base our political beliefs,
freely and in our own time.
There is certainly no justification on our campus for putting
politics before education. There is
so much to learn and so little time,
A political party, if sincere ln
its work for a better world, should
feel that its cause is based on facts
and truth; it should not fear them
nor thwart their pursuit.
Alma Materites
Honour Steinberg
WILLIAM STEINBERG, prominent symphony conductor, received
an honorary membership in the
Alma Mater Society last Sunday.
The presentation was made in
recognition of his service to the
university last November when he
conducted the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for an enthusiastic student audience.
At a reception in the home of
Mrs. E. E. Buckerfleld following
his Sunday concert, the brilliant
musician received a special parchment, the first of its kind to be
given, in token of his honorary
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TORONTO, Jan. 26 — (CUP) —
Sixty students of the Ajax engineering school, University of Toronto staged a sit down strike in
protest over "slow bus service"
between Toronto and the 26 mile
distant Ajax division.
The strike resulted in the withdrawal of a tractor-trailer type of
vehicle from the run.
"Desperate equipment conditions have forced us to use an
under-powered tractor with an
uncomfortable trailer," a company
official of Grey Coach Lines explained.
PHILOSOPHY" will again be the
PHILOSIPHY" will again be the
subject of the lecture to the Russian Study Group which will meet
Monday, January 28, at 12:30 p.m.
in Arte 204.
Grant Livingstone will address
the group on the "rightest"' point
of view regardirtg Marxism as he
answers last week's lecture.
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Week-end  Review
And Preview ay lee gidney
been pouvhv, around in my mind
ever since viewing it. I have a
friend in New York, thirty-lsh,
trying to write, why doesn't this
situation apply to him? For one
thing, he wasn't a precocious
college-born bloom like the rather
Scott-Fitzgerald young man, "Don
Birnam" in the story. For "D.B."
everything was too easy; if he'd
won an easy success his instability
would have shown up In some
other weakness, perhaps leading
to alcoholism. He was the kind
who also loses easily — three or
four rejection slips and he starts
hearing E-strings and getting
drunk in order to encourage the
delusions  of  genius.    I   tried   to
BUT THE 'get-rich-quick' or the
'bright-young-prodigy' ideas are
really pernicious influences on
>oung writers, who must rather,
just because his tools (words and
ideas) are handled and blunted by
every one, be prepared to uiorfc to
keep them in shape and use them
well — and by work, is msant
work not only as physically tiring
as that of a ditch-digger (try lt
and see sometime) but also, if he
have an aesthetic conscience, work
whioh is nervously exhausting,
and which often has as its only
BECAUSE of greater emotional
stability my friend in New York
wouldn't react as "Don Birnam"
did — but what Is that emotional
stability based on, anyhow? He
would say perhaps it was based on
a belief in work rather than luck
and a picture of the world in
which a man's failure to write
would not be sufficient cause for
disintegration ( though it seemed
enough in the middle of that scene
in the film). But if you have a
picture of the world in which the
individual  is  more   important  in
film bothers me — it is well written, directed, acted, there is no
question in my mind about that.
But can we take it seriously? Is
this the type of subject-matter for
art which we can expect from the
stage of megalopolitan-decadence
which Industrialism and power-
politics led old Spengler to predict
back in 1912? Is even the dramatically tragic failure of "Don
Birnam" sufficient? If he has
enough quality to get off this
merry-go-round and then record
his struggle to regain himself, it
should have the merit of all immediately   experienced   reporting.
make this point in a paper I wrote
last summer (for Abnormal Psychology) on genius — that though
"drink and the devil may do for
the rest" of tha only talented, those
who had genius (which can only
be measured by achievement and
in the past tense) made use of the
drink, or tha devil, or. poverty, in
their poetic statement, but they
did get down whatever they had
to say. Their maladjustment
reached a sort of saturation-point
where an uneasy balance was
struck at the cost of their personal happiness perhaps, but they
did produce the goods. Witness
Coleridge, De Quincey, Van Gogh.
I don't bslleve in 'mute inglorious
* *
visible result something which has
failed to say what was meant, and
which must be done over, and
again, and again, if necessary.
Sure, it's easier to dodge all this,
and, drink yourself into the pleasant feeling that you are W. Shakespeare — but W. Shakespeare
didn't do it with dririking. It
would have been physically impossible for a man to write consistently every day the hundreds
of lines of blank verse which he
must have done and still do much
serious drinking.
* *
his relation to the whole of society
than in his own small private joys
or despairs, you would perhaps be
able to re-orient'yourself if you
failed in one, or even in many,
ventures. This is, to me, heresy.)
The individual's value In art cannot be replaced, and I cannot
think an artist of quality will fall,
except perhaps in an economic
sense, though that can look damnably desperate from inside a human head looking out on the merchandise of living with all the
price-tags showing.
And if there are enough "D.B.'s"
all having the D.T.'s in the
"jungles" of the big cities the
problem would seem acute enough
and the theme socialized enough
for even tho most "socialized" of
critics. Though, like the barman,
Nat, from where I was sitting the
ending didn't look really justifiable
on the basis of what had gone before, any other would not have
been either good box-office or
healthy social psychology. Funnily enough, the thing that made it
seem a plausible ending to me and
not just a phony message of hope,
was his remark about the milk.
The UBYSSEY presents the first of its panel articles written on the advisability of allowing political parties to be
formed in earnest on the campus. Norm Klenman's article opposes the idea while Hal Daykin urges the Board of Governors,
who will discuss the matter at their meeting on Monday, to delay their decision.
All students are invited to submit their views on the subject.
RESEARCH EXPERIMENTS conducted in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia reveal
an urgent need for a comprehensive program of scientific
management of wild life in BC.
The health and preservation of
our large population of wild life
is vitally important because of its
relation to the tourist trade, fur
farming and other allied industries.
No other province in Canada has
as large a proportion of wild
animals to its population, and as
yet only a start has been made in
the management of this important
natural resource.
Much of the UBC research on
this problem has been conducted
by Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan,
Professor in the Department of
Zoology. A consulting wild life
technician to the National Parks
of Canada, Dr. McTaggart-Cowan
is a well-known authority in this
For several years he has been
studying wild life in British Columbia. In particular, his research
into the health and nutrition of
the coast deer provides a very
strong argument of the need for
intelligent management of wild
In his exhaustive investigation,
it was discovered that very few
deer die of natural causes. Analysis shows that disease, starvation
and predation, including that of
man, are the three major factors
in the death of this particular
These experiments emphasize the
important role which predatory
animals (in most cases, wolves)
play in maintaining the health of
our game herds by killing off the
least fit. It revives the age-old
argument as to whether we are
not giving too much protection to
certain species, thus allowing
diseased and disease-carrying ani-
innls to propogate and so lower
the general health of the species.
It has been found that deer can
destroy the complete growth of
young fir if the trees are not
planted sufficiently close together.
However, If the trees are present
in excess of 12,000 per acre very
little damage is done, as deer will
not browse in thickly wooded
areas Another factor in the protection of new forest growth is the
proximity of the reforested area
to good cover.
All of which points to the need
for a very close liaison between
the logging industry and the government bodies in charge of wild
life management.
The Editor
Dear Madam:
Boy, are you a dumb cluck!
Who? You, if you are reading this.
I've never seen so many read so
little from so much
What ballyhoo?
You ask me.
Read   the   UBYSSEY   lately?    Is
there 5%   sense  in the  material?
Have you ever seen such waste of
words, such trite, tomfoolery,
What wattle edits this paper?
Who lays the front page? What's
between his ears when he writes,
Who is he?
A   dire   specimen    of    university
effort! A gushing contamination of
Webster, jive, bosh,
Am I a writer?
Excuse me.
After this I'd better
"Sorry he won't
be home  till  late."
ELINOR HARWOOD, of Toronto, will deliver an address at the
SCM tea to be held at Union
College on Monday, January 28,
at 3:30 p.m.
Miss Harwood is a recent graduate of the University of Western
Ontario and is now lecturing at
Alma College. In November she
was selected as a member of the
Crusade team visiting fhe Maritime provinces, and is now travelling through the universities of
the west.
The tea has been arranged with
the co-operation of the WMS to
provide an opportunity for women students of the United church
to meet Miss Harwood.
Shadbolt Display
In Brock Hall
AN EXHIBITION of paintings
by J. L. Shadbolt, well-known
British Columbia artist, will be
held in Brock Hall from January
28 to February 2.
Mr. Shadbolt »veently returned
from overseas, where he was administrative officer in London for
Official Canadian War Artists and
ir, at present instructing in the
Vancouver School of Art.
The 55 water colors to be displayed are largely the product of
his stay in England. They are
grouped under three headings:
"Bombed Buildings, L o n d o n,"
"Cornish Fishing Villages," and
"The Canadian »cene."
The exhibition, which will be
held in the Mildred Brock Room,
is open to students and the general
New Members For
Delta Sigma Pi
for women students participating
in campus elections was recommended at Wednesday's meeting
of Delta Sigma Pi.
The business of the meeting, held
at the home of the president,
Maxine Johnson, was the initiation
of eight new members into the
honor society.
These include Joy Coghill, Kay
Deas, Helen Duncan, Kay Halpin,
Doreen Parks, Rohan Peele, Marjorie Smith, and Joan Stevens,
Rohan Peele was nominated as
secretary for the coming year.
Oh Come All Ye
Faithful To AMS
AMS office in B'rock Hall have sent
out an urgent appeal to the numerous students listed in this story to
come in and pick up their lost
Numerous items belonging to
those listed below, plus many others
unidentified, are awaiting the
rightful owners in the AMS office.
They are: Joseph Gregoire, R. H.
Laurence, D. W. Brewis, R. H.
Ahrens, C. J. Webb, A. W. Burton,
Douglas Handling, Patricia Stearns,
Charles Prior, Peter Ajello, Louise
Irwin, Catherine Ellis, A. C. Carlyle, Patricia Boultbee, Joan Rose.
Dorothy Patterson, Winona McLeod, Ken Islaub, P. Thompson,
John Porteau, Glen Edwards, James
Brown, W. Hayt, Joan Clarke, John
Kennedy, Amos Eddy.
Rannoch Russell, G. F. McDonnell, Bill Wallace, J. C. Amy,
Gerald Noel, Ralph Field, G. P.
Nares, A. W. Burton, W. J. Porter, >
Arthur Linney, W. Miller, Robert
Miller, R. L. Montador, and Fred
Not to mention: Ken Rendal, Russ
McBride, Bill Hipwell, E. M. De-
Pencier, Donald Ferguson, Dan
Campbell, Frank Sutton, J. W.
Wilson, W. H. Smith, Joan Bayne,
Flu Hits Acadia U
WOLFVILLE, NB, Jan. 26 -
(CUP) — A flu epidemic has
struck Acadia University. About
10 per cent of the students are
laid up, as is the campus nurse.
Supplemental examinations are
underway for those who missed
the regular exams.
I WOULD urgently recommend a postponement of any
decision on the question of political clubs on the campus
until the facts are known.
The decision for or against campus political clubs must
be based on the question: "What would likely be their
ultimate effect on university life?"  Yet no considered answer
can be made to this query without a knowledge of what the
effect has been at other universities where campus political
organizations hfcve existed.
At venerable Oxford University,
all   three   major   English   parties
have clubs or at least had them
when Howard K. Smith, Rhodes
scholar and war correspondent was
there just before the war.   From
his words on the Labour Club ot
Oxford, a real contribution to campus life would seem to have been
added by the Club.
"Meetings were not meetings,
but mass demonstrations attended
by as many as two or three
thousand people. The quality of
the speakers justified the audiences: Sir Stafford Crlpps, Harold Nicholson, Professor Harold
Laski, John Strachey, Captain
Tom Wintrlngham, Herbert Morrison . . . and dozens of others."
I mention this not necessarily to
advocate  campus   political  clubs,
but to show there is definitely a
second side to the question.   Of
this side probably very few stu*
dents are aware.   It ls signlficent
that on this all important point of
other universities' experience with
political   clubs   no  mention   was
made at the well-attended Forum
meeting on Wednesday, where the
topic  was  debated.    It  ls  quite j
possible, too, that the Board of
Governors'   meeting  on  Monday,
which may pronounce a decision
then, will not be properly Informed
on the experience of other universities.
I urge, then, that the Board of
Governors be requested to postpone any decision on the status of
campus political clubs until adequate information is available here
on other universities' experience.
If a general meeting of the AMS
Institute Hears
UBC Physicist
DR. CROOKER, Canadian physicist recently returned from extensive investigations of captured
enemy equipment In occupied
Europe, will be the speaker for
tonight's meeting of the Vancouver
Institute in Arts 100.
His address Is entitled "A scientist looks at Post-War Germany."
Dr. Crooker, a graduate of McMaster University, obtained his
M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the
University of Toronto. In 1928 he
was awarded the H. L. Stark
Scholarship in Mathematics and
Physics and from 1935 to 1937
studied at thc University r.f London, on an 1851 Exhibition Research Scholarship.
He was appointed to the staff of
the Phjjsics Department at UBC in
1937 and became an assistant professor in 1938.
In 1941 he was granted leave of
absence to become Chief Physicist
in charge of Optical Design with
Research Enterprises Ltd. Dr.
Crooker waa one of the few
scientists in Canada with experience in this field.
In March, 1945, he travelled to
Europe and inspected leading optical works in occupied Germany
and Austria.
Dr. Crooker returned to UBC
last term as an associate professor
in the Department of Physics.
Optometry Club
Urge New Course
CORRESPONDENCE With American and US Optometry Schools to
determine the approximate number
of candidates accepted etch year,
was planned at Friday's meeting
of the Pre-Optometry Club.
A complete slate of executive
members were elected as follows:
Hon. Pres., Dr. A. M. Crocker;
President, Gerry Hilton; Vice President, Gordon McKee; Sec. Treas.,
Des Littlewood; Recording Sec,
June Laurence; Program Convenor,
John Tennant.
Amendments were made to the
tentative Constitution which will
be submitted to the LSE shortly.
The Club, in working toward the
eventual establishment of an Optometry School at UBC, has recommended that several courses in
Optic Theory be offered here so
as to better fit students for their
first year at optometry school.
would  likely  help  in persuading
such a postponment by the Board,
then I woud urge such a meeting
Only the effect of parties on
students has so far been mentioned.
t Nothing has been said of the possibilities of students influencing
parties. Pitt the Younger, one of
England's greatest Prime Ministers,
was hardly out of Cambridge University when he entered Parliament. Charles James Foy, great
Opposition Leader of the same
period, went to Parliament at 19
from Oxford. Canning, great
English foreign secretary, entered
Parliament from Oxford at 23.
What young graduates from BC
huve become important figures at
Victoria or Ottawa? Some BC
graduates have, it is true, become
MLA's or MP's, but only on the
basis of later training, especially in
law, not on any political experience
at the University of BC. Some say
the Parliamentary Forum, SPC,
IRC, etc., give adequate opportunity for discussion of political topics
and training in speaking.
But these are not enough. If
any youthful political leadership
»s to come from this or any other
university, budding MPs on the
campus must be recognized by
outside political organizations.
Campus political parties would
facilitate such recognition.
This, then, is not a closed issue.
Let the facta be known and the
whole question properly aired before the AMS or the Board of
Governors makes any decision.
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NOTICE: Phratereans! Be sure
to vote on Monday, January 28, for
I'LL BET a barrel of monkeys to a dead goldfish that when
the Board of Governors meets January 28, it will hand down
its best decision to date, namely, "Sorry, boys, you can't
organize political clubs under the AMS." And personally,
I'll give them a loud cheer for saying it.
You can say what you like about the board, but you can't
accuse it of acting hastily. They'll talk around the subject
for awhile; thrash it out in a calm sort of way, perhaps even
ruffle a grey hair or two, but they'll come out with a refusal,
or I've missed my train.
And before the lobbyists start
shouting "discrimination," it might
be a good idea to point out to
them just what are the good
reasons for refusal.
We have a rowdy enough campus at it is. What would it be
like around election time with
half a do?en political parties?
Pamphlets, noisy greetings, parades,
and election speeches would shake
this old Institution to its roots.
Besides, the only flag I want to
see on the campus is a Canadian
flag, and there was a party before
the war that met under a different
cne. #
A student body can enjoy more
comradeship, show more tolerance,
and co-operate better if it sticks
together. But bring politics out
of the Mock Parliament, put it in
AMS clubs, and you'll have us
all split into groups, divided by
half-baked opinions. "Sorry lad,
can't have a coke with you. I
heard you voted Retrogressive
Antisubversive National People's
No, I admit it all seems a bit
sentimental, but I like the campus
as it is. Life outside the university
gutes is serious enough. I'll have
lots of opportunity to face facts
and live in earnest when my four
years here, are up. I've been out
just long enough to realize what
a heck of a good deal our university life is. Lets keep our purple
clouds and hazy fairy-land as long
as we can.
If there's politics on the campus,
It will find it's way into a lot of
otherwise pure activities. The
UBYSSEY will become an organ
for charges and counter-charges.
There'll be meetings and mass-
meetings. Even our own AMS
elections will be tainted by party
politics. Frankly, I can't see a
good party "A" man voting for a
party "B" one who happens to be
running for president of tiie
But the best argument of all: if
politics comes to the campus in
earnest, students will take sides
one way or another... And most
students don't know enough about
the general subject to fall into a
category yet.
While we are here learning, we
can fish around a bit, look into
various platforms, hear this speaker and that one, keep an open mind
on the whole thing. We've got
plenty of time to choose our camp;
lets learn the difference between a
gerrymander and a caucus first
Keep politics off the campus.
Bring speakers of every group
and faction out to talk to us,
certainly. Let the Mock Parliament
dissect every important issue of the
day, certainly.
But please, oh please, don't let
any of our half-baked children
who've read a book or two start
telling us what's wrong with the
country and how they're going to
put it right if we vote for their
party next election.
1946 Totems Are Still On Sale
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UBC's SOCCER ELEVEN, whic his currently languishing
in fifth spot in the Vancouver and District league, will
attempt to crash into the Coast League next season. For
those who aren't in the know, the Coast League is the major
loop in local roundball circles.
Securing a berth in this big league has been the aim of the
campus football enthusiasts for some time, and 1946 was
tabbed the year for Varsity to come through with the goods.
If the UBC squad proves its worth, the Coast League hopes
to expand from the present four-team setup into an eight-
team loop embracing Victoria, Nanaimo, New Westminster
and UBC.
The Thunderbird soccerites have plenty of material, and
plan to mould a top notch team around ex-Coast Leaguers
Don Petrie, Ivan Carr, Armand Temoin, and Pat Campbell.
Oldster Shows Up Students
But alas and alack, UBC's number one soccer outfit has
failed to show any semblance of the form expected of them.
In league play, they've won three starts, lost three, and tied
three (at least they're consistent), which isn't exactly burning
up the local loop.
Aided by another pair of ex-Coast Leaguers, Grant More-
ton and Gus McSween, the Varsity eleven managed to
squeeze past South Burnaby's aggregation by a 3-2 count
in the first round of Imperial Cup play. It's interesting to
note, that Burnaby's hottest player was Red Ashcroft who
was chasing leather spheres around the lots before most of
Varsity's roundballers had graduated frofn the diaper league.
But the situation came to a climax, and a crown of glory
for the second UBC team, when the two Blue and Gold squads
battled to a 1-all tie. It was a grave blow to Varsity's
would-be Coast League team.
Scrub XI Outshines Them
UBC was aided more than somewhat by a character named
Dick Stewart who got lost on his way to the Brockton Point
rugger game and wound up in the second squad's goal.
(Perhaps tiie Thunderbird rugby fifteen could have used
Stewart last Saturday.)
At any rate, he turned out to be the star of the UBC
eleven. Time after time he rushed out of the goal, or dove
at sizzling shots to stop the Varsity sharpshooters cold.
Unfortunately the Varsity soccerites show a lackadaisical
attitude towards the game. Their team is the one sports team
on the campus that completely lacks spirit. Call it college
rah-rah, or razzle dazzle. Whatever it is, the first-string
footballers ain't got it, in large quantities.
There are only a few men on the whole starting lineup who
train properly and keep themselves in top shape for the
game. The rest just get by on tehir reputations and the fact
that there aren't any experienced players to oust them from
their positions.
Introduce Them Around?
Every player on the first string expects to be at UBC for
two or three more seasons, and most of them feel that this
is their chance to move into the closed-park leagues, play
before some decent-sized crowds and pay their way instead
of depending on the sports fund for finances.
But unless they snap out of their rut, they'll be spending
their Saturday afternoons chasing muddy balls around open
parks before mere handfulls of spectators for the next few
Mind you, we don't like to criticize. We would like to be
of siome help to the team. Our first suggestion would be
that Coach Miller McGill gather the team together in the
dressing room before today's game and introduce them to
each other.
Better we should nominate UBC's second team for a
Coast League berth next season.
Claude "Speed" Young In Trouble
Over University Sports Rule
scintillarH Fleet City baekfleld star
scampering for touchdowns while
clad in Bruin colors, Young's casa
is expected to go before the conference If he does enroll at UCLA,
SPEEDY Claude "Buddy"
Young apparently was talking out
of turn when he said that UCLA
had promised to get him a "lucra-
•tive" job after graduation, if he
decided to forsake his old alma
mater — Illinois — for the California school.
Eagle-eyed Pacific Coast Conference officials spotted the statement and, as a result, Buddy's
eligibility for conference sports Ls
in Jeopardy. You see, conference
rules forbor alumni to — and we
quote — "Offer or promise any
prospective student who is an
athlete any inducement of financial
value to influence or induce such
athlete to attend a particular institution."
Bruin Alumni President Frank
McKeller says he has no idea who
made Young the alleged offer.
Because is would be a great
temptation to many to "have the
PURCHASE of gowns, as part
of thc class present, is being considered by this year's graduates.
Total number of gowns now in
possession is 130, and there are
approximately 500 in the graduating class.
In previous years, churches and
choirs often have been solicited
for the loan of robes, but this
year's class is looking for a more
satisfactory arrangement.
MONTREAL, Jan. 26 - (CUP)
Joint financial campaign for the
three main campus charity organizations — Amalgamated Charities,
Red Cross, and International Students Service — started Wednesday with a goal of $7000.
Central point of the drive will
be an Athletic festival in the
gymnasium today. The feature
attraction of the festival will' be a
McGill - Middlebury basketball
KURT MEYER'S sentence of
punishment will be the topic
under discussion at next Wednesday's meeting of the Parliamentary
Forum, in Arts 100.
"Moved that this House denounce
the commutation of Kurt Meyer's
death sentence" is a topic that
Hay Daykin, Forum president,
hopes will "pack the House."
The two leading speakers will
be limited to eight minutes in
order to allow ample opportunity
for other Members of the House
to speak to the. question.
UBC's TEAMS and their fans will be working overtime
today and tomorrow as another big week-end of sport is in
store for them with basketball, rugger, soccer, skiing, and
ice hockey filling the bulging sport card.
Heading the program ls tonight's
HARLEM'S razgde-dazzle version
of hoop, the famed Globe Trotters,
swung back into stride at Tacoma
Wednesday night with a well-
earned decision over the Fort Lewis
All-Stars ln a torrid 61-59 cafefest
on the station's maple court.
Ted Strong's string of 23 points
highlighted the performance of the
sepia crew while galloping Gail
Bishop slipped to a meagre 20
counters. It was the prospective
Washinyton Stater's farewell performance for the service squad.
Volleyball   Loop
IT LOOKS like a figbf. to the
finish between the teams currently
contending for top honors in the
Intramural volleyball setup. VCF
tops the Blue League with a string
of six wins and one loss while the
Phi Delts and the Beta Theta Pi's
are locked in a struggle for supremacy in the Gold League.
The White League looks like a
Mu Phi paradise, but nothing's on
ice as yet. The championship will
be decided by playoffs among the
o top aggregations In each league
two top aggregations in each
league. We don't predict the outcome.
Here is next week's schedule:
12:30 Monday:   Phi Kappa Sigma
vs. Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Theta
vs. Lambda.
12:30 Tuesday:  Beta Theta Pi vs.
Sigma Phi Delta; Mu Phi vs. Phi
Kappa Pi.
basketball tilt between the Thunderbird cagers and the Whitman
College Missionaries from Walla
Walla, Washington. It's the second
game of a two-game Northwest
Conference series, and tip-off is
slated for 8 o'clock.
Buf there'll be several outdoor
contests featured this afternoon,
too. All three English rugby aggregations swing Into action in
Miller Cup play, and Varsity and
Varsity Vets will be fighting it
out for sole possession on top of
the league.
The two clubs are currently tied
for first place. The Vets have an
appointment to meet the lowly
UBC squad, the third Blue and
Gold fifteen, in the University
Stadium at 1 o'clock. Meralomas
will supply the opposition for the
Varsity outfit in a game slated for
Brockton Oval at 3:30.
On the soccer front, the two
university roundball elevens clash
in a replay of last Saturday's draw
match. Both clubs will be fighting
for the right to continue in the
mperial Cup race. Face-off time
is 1:30 on the Stadium Upper
On Sunday, UBC skiers will
make their first bid for downhill
supremacy when two teams will
enter the Noseeum's Kandahar
race. Starting time is 11 o'clock
Sunday morning.
And on Sunday night, th UBC
puck-chasers travel to New Westminster for an ice battle with
Alaka Pines in the Royal City's
Arena.   Game time is 9:30.
Pubsters Score Upset
Over Dirty Eleven
THE FANS WENT WILD yesterday noon as the Publications
Board MELON MEN scored a
CONVINCING 3 to 2 victory over
the Student Council CAGERS,
otherwise known as the Dirty
The crowd drawn by the Globe-
droppers was nothing compared to
the thousands of CASABA fans
who witnessed yesterday's HOOP
In fact, there was a marked similarity between the two games
since the Dirty Eleven-Pubster
FEATURE was basically basketball also.
The kick-oft was sharp at 12:30.
pipe-smoking Dirty Eleven guard
pounced on the ball and was off
down the MAPLE COURT using
a snappy double dribble that had
the Pubsters baffled. (Every now
and then a little man with a
whistle . and a striped sweater
would run up and down1 the floor,
tooting plaintively, but nobody
seemed to pay much attention to
However, Killer was over-confident. Stopping to re-light his
pipe halfway down the court, he
collided with ACE HOOPSTER
Iodel Salt, who also wielded a
mean and potent briar. Killer
turned pale: the grey clouds
issuing from Iodel's burner were
too much for even his iron constitution. His knees buckled and
he sank to the floor.
"This alnt a game for weaklings," quipped Iodel as he went
on to HIT THE HEMP for two
It was nearing the end of the
first CANTO, verse 19, line S. An
inhalator crew was working over
Killer and Galnsworth toddled
onto the MAPLE to replace him,
brandishing his cricket bat and
gavel. He saw the ball coming and
he swung—with the bat—and the
CASABA bounced back and forth
between the rafters and then
SWISHED unerringly through the
hoop. I
"Indirect, Galnsworth, indirect,
but lovely!" the fans howled.
"Gad, but this is ball, real ball!"
coach Bony Obsorne was heardi to
mutter as he bent forward to observe more carefully the clever
hacking and shin kicking displayed by Bury 'em Ball, VETERAN Pub WARRIOR.
The score was now tied. The
game was settling down to a more
even pace.    A tense silence des-
cended upon the crowd, broken
only by the occasional crack of
skull against MAPLE, to the
whistled accompaniment of the
little man in the striped sweater.
Suddenly, Pub SPARKPLUG
Duke Boyls grabbed tne ball. The
game began to liven up again.
Duke faked a forward pass and
then went through on a line buck
to within three yards of the
HOOP, where he was brought
down by Galnsworth.
The fans were «n their feet at
once, demanding that Duke get a
free shot. The little man with the
whistle and the striped sweater
walked over to Duke, where he
lay on the floor.
"Youae can have a free shot If
ya think it's comin' to youse," he
offered generously. "Are youse
hurt bad?"
"Naw, just a few busted legs
and arms," said Duke and then
turning to Iodel, he added bitterly,
"And I thought youse was blockin'
for me.   Here, gimme da ball."
And from there, flat on the
MAPLE, Duke sent his famous
no-handed shot SWISHING
THE GAME for the Pubsters.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We somewhat
doubt the authenticity of this unconfirmed report especially in
consideration of fact that the game
has not yet been played and
probably wont be for a week or so.
SUBSTITUTING baskets and
basketballs for holly and mistletoe
paid handsome dividends to the
Holy Cross court team.
When the first five — an all-New
York combination — headed home
for the Christmas holidays, Coach
"Doggie" Julian advised the boys
to forget basketbut*.
But the players got together on
the train and decided to hold daily
practice sessions at Madison
Square Garden as well as drill
individually in gyms near their
Julian was more than surprised
at the improvement the team made
during the comparatively brief
holiday period.
The Holy Cross cagers proved
the worth of their volunteer practice by winning their first five
games, including victories over
Harvard and ths topnotch Bowling
Green ve.
VARSITY SKI EXPERT — Thunderbird skiers will be covering Grouse Mountain
tomorrow when the Noseeums hold their annu al Kandahar race. Don Shafer, one of UBC's
many waxed-plank artists, shows how to exec ute a quick turn on powder snow. Two ski
teams will represent the Blue and Gold in tomorrow's classic. Competitors slide into action
at 11 o'clock.
Saturday, January 26, 1946
Page 4
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
WITH SPRING just around the
corner, UBC's Cricket Club is
beginning to' concentrate their
training program' in preparation
for another obom season this
Not since 1939 have the greensward sportsmen had a gala year.
In that year the Varsity entry
swept the B.C. Mainland League
with one of the top teams ever
produced at UBC.
Boasting such stars as
Basil Robinson, all-star athlete
who played soccer with tha North
Shore United squad and participated in rugger with the Thunderbird fifteen; Dave Carey, another
English rugby flash; Frank Turner, who also played basketball
and baseball; and Jack Rush, who
Ls back on the eampus pursuing
post-graduate studies and currently
starring on th Varsity soccer outfit,    the    1939    eleven  had  little
trouble taking the title.
Frank Turner is the new secretary of the Alumni Association
and has an office in the Brook
Hall. He invites any prospective
cricketers to call in and get the
low-down on cricket.
Since cricket is the number one
summer sport at UBC and in view
of the large enrollment at the
Spring and Summer Sessions, the
Varsity outfit is looking forward
to a revival of the game on the
Membership in the club is nearing the 40-mark, but with many
expecting to leave the city for
outside employment during the
summer, the cricketers hope to
enlarge before summer rolls
UBC will enter two teams in
local competition, and if players
can be found, a .third squad will
be formed. Chances of carting off
the silverware tins year are the
best since the pre-war days.
Faculty Soccer
Eleven Ready
For Chem Men
UBC's sports-minded Chemical
Engineers have challenged the
faculty of the university to a football match which nas been scheduled for next Wednesday afternoon, weather permitting, at S:Sv
on the tSadium upper playing
To meet this inciting challenge,
the faculty has been combed and
re-combed for football players.
Various members of the faculty,
including President MacKenzie,
Professor Lloyd, Professor Gunning, Professor Warren, and a
score of others have been signed.
In addition, the faculty hopes to
have for at least part of the game,
two figures no longer seen regularly on the campus: Professor T.
Tim Tik, quondam lecturer at
UBC on Podosphaerlcs, and Professor Horb Gurkaboddle, one of
UBC's leading experts on Taura-
bolism, who severed connections
with the university nearly 12
years ago.
Spectators are urged to be there
early, for local promoters expect
a capacity crowd.
1:00-Vets vs UBC, Stadium.
2:30—Varsity vs Meralomas,
Brockton Oval.
1:30—Varsity vs UBC, Stadium,
upper field.
2:30-Varslty vs All-Stars Exhipl
tion, Grass hockey field.
8:00—Thunderbirds vs Whitman
College, UBC gym.
9:25—Varsity vs Alaska Pine,
Queens Park Arena.
11:00—Varsity vs Vancouver Ski
Clubs, Grouse Mountain.
Jokers To Roll
On Mall—Perhaps
SOME OF THE problems involved in sponsoring a Roller
Skating Marathon have been discovered by the Jokers Club.
Having received permission for
their Meet from the Student
Council, as reported in the Thursday edition of THE UBYSSEY,
Co-chairman Will Tate and Bill
Dunbar approached Const. E. M.
Malins, of the Provincial Police
for his reaction. He expressed
doubt that such a marathon could
be held because of its effect on
Following this set back the
Jokers found trouble in another
quarter. According to Dunbar the
B.C. Electric now has to be consulted . since the event, as now
planned would interfere with the
busses using the Mall.
"We can overcome this" he said,
"by using the north end of the
Mall from the Coffes Shop to the
parking lot.'
If these difficulties are overcome
the marathon is tentatively scheduled for February 27 from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
VARSITY'S soccer teams go at
it again this afternoon on the
Stadium Upper meld in a replay
of last week's hectic second round
Imperial Cup game.
Both teams will be below
strength because of injuries and
ailments. UBC will be without the
services of Dave Bremner and
Gordy Courtice an* perhaps Bill
Thomas who has a wrenched knee,
while Varsity will be without Ivan
Carr. Armand Temoin will play
left-half in Armand's place.
The line-ups on both teams will
have to be shifted to replace the
gaps left by injuries but both
coaches will have their teams running at optium output with no
kicks barred.
UBC FROSH absorbed a costly
clef oat- at the hands of the Farina
Athletics when they dropper a
thriller, 49-46, at the King Ed
Gym Thursday night. The studes
still have a slim chance to make R
playoff berth, but It's strictly
mathematical. Neville Munro; was
high man of the evening with a
17-point total for the Varsity aggregation while Paul Chenette led
the victors with 15 points worth.
The second Varsity Intermediate
A squad took the measure of
Lancers to the tune of a 48-27
drubbing at the King Ed Gym
Thursday night to fill out the
Frosh-Farina card.
Stadium Patrons
Must Pack Up
OCCUPANTS OF Stadium lockers, recently marked for emptying,
are warned that the locks will be
cut off if left on after Saturday,
February 2nd. These lockers are
needed for the everyday users of
the new gym and ror the members
of visiting teams. Please cooperate with Johnny Owen in this
matter as the space is urgently
becoming the watchdog of the
Fraser! And three water-soaked
Marpole duck hunters were very
thankful for this last week-end.
It chanced that the heavy-weight
"eight," under the watchful eye of
Hale Atkenson, was swirling along
that beautiful waterway at a time
when the erstwhile shotgun enthusiasts were having a mite of
trouble with their punt.
To make the story short, the
punt ended on top. Came the crew
to the rescue but sadly enough not
even their effdrts were enough to
prevent the guns from sinking to
the murky depths.
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