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The Daily Ubyssey Oct 23, 1947

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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 18
New Name
The Student Socialist Forum
today announced that it has
changed it's name to the University Socialist Club.
In answer to an announcement
that they faced "suspension of grant"
Socialist officials declared they "had
received no official statement from
the AMS."
However, they said, "We have decided to call ourselves the University
Socialist Club, but we stand firm in
our refusal to adopt the name of
CCF Club."
At a meeting of the club Wednesday, British Columbia's "Bill 38" was
subjected to verbal bombardment
from Eamon Park, international representative of the United Steel Workers of America (CCL).
Hurling charges of "mockery of
justice" at B.C. lawmakers, Mr. Park
■aid, "there haa been a moat pernicious discrimination in the enforcement
of Bill 39.
"It is a law enforced at the request
of individual employers. I certainly
cannot say that B.C.'s labor legislation
is progressive."
Attacking Attorney-General Gordon
S. Wismer, he declared: "today Mr.
Wismer is acting as Crown Prosecutor against B. C. Steel Workers
and at the same time he ia acting
as a judge in hie capacity as "Attorney-General."
Explaining the present position of
labour in the Dominion, Mr. Park
blamed the Dominion Government
for "ignoring labour union requests"
with regard to price control thus
making strikes 'inevitable."
Drinking 'Common'
Al Montreal U.
Drinking is considered to be on a
par with smoking in the Province of
Quebec, in which there are no liquor
restrictions, a University of Montreal
student told The Daily Ubyssey Tuesday.
„ Cocktails are served at university
functions by the university on the
campus. But there is never any
drunkeness, he said.
Adjournment of student council
members to small taverns is considered a matter of course, the student, who preferred to remain a-
nonymous, stated.
Petitions Oppose
Fall Ball Plans
Two petitions circulated in the caf yesterday noon drew
more than 300 signatures of students who oppose Student Council's move to hold the Fall Ball in the Armory.
—Daily Ubyssey I'hoto by Micky Jones
POINTING TO THE CAIRN, Aubrey F.Roberts (Arts »23) reminisces with three other UBC
graduates who served on the publicity campaign committee during the Fall of 1922, when
present campus buildings were a dream rather than a reality. Left to right, the onlooking
trio are: Frank E. Buck, (Arts '23) now Honorary Professor in Horticulture and supervisor
of campus development, Joseph F. Brown, Jr. (Arts *23) and Miss Marjorie Agnew (Arts '22,
M. A. '23) now a lecturer at UBC, who was the   committee secretary.
Arts Undergraduate Society Executive, Wednesday, directed Ralph
Huene, chairman of Fall Ball Committee of USC, to seek council's reversion of their decision not to hold
the formal at the Commodore.
Other petitions were moving through
the caf Tuesday noon and Jack
Fraser, fraternity member who started the movement, said they would
be presented to Student Council.
He feels that 00 percent of fraternity
and sorority members want the Fall
Ball held off the campus and will
not attend if it takes place in the
Phi Kappa Sigma's Tom McCulloch
and Ray Turner were generally
against the idea of taking the dance
out of the Commodore. They cited
"poor floor, expensive cab fate all
the way out here, effect of the floor
on the clothes."
Frank Lanehester, second year applied science and a non-fraternity
man, likes the idea of student vets
being able to bring their wives If
the affair is held on the campus. So
did scienceman Keith Younger, and
they both thought all big university
functions should be helS here, where
everyone could attend and promote
university spirit"
Others were of the opinion that
holding the affair on Ihe campus,
would be fairer to the majority.
McGoun Tryouts
Go Next Week
The University Parliamentary
Forum has'announced that tryouts
for this year's McGoun Cup debating
team will take place in Brock South,
Friday October 31, from 2:30 to 5:30
All students interested in entering
the tryouts are requested to sign the
list on the Parliamentary Forum notice board in the Arts building.
Candidates for the team will be required to give a five minute speech
on the pro or con of;
(1) Resolve that: The present high
school system in British Columbia is
totally inadequate.
(2) Resolve that: The immediate
formation of a World Government is
essential to achieve world peace.
At the close of the initial tryouts,
eight debaters will be selected for
the final tryouts to be held in Arts
100 about mid November.
♦- An enlarged program of meetings, entertainments and
athletic events is in readiness for graduates of the University
of British Columbia when they return to th* campus Satiurday,
November 1, for their annual homecoming celebration.
 — $ Student guides will sponsor informal tours of {the Ptynt Grey campus,
lnclvdi^g..yW¥> i*w buUdj^, a^
to, classes in action at various laboratories. Members of Phratert*--uhder-
gradiiate women's organization—will
explain the mysteries of some lift
buildings on the campus, remembered ten years ago as possessing only
about 30 or 35.
Washington Paper 'Sorry'
Over Invasion' Incidents
Bellingham, Wash, Oct. 23—UBC students who participated in the recent "Bellingham invasion" received an apology
this week from Western Washington College for "slighting
incidents" at the weekend football game.
The apology was part of a stinging
editorial in the Western Washington
Collegian, which berated the general
conduct of the American students at
the meet.
The editorial stated, in part, "We
owe a distinct apology to our visiting
Canadians for the unconcerned manner in which we received their rendition of the Canadian anthem. More
planning would ensure . . . that a
repitition of slighting Incidents will
not occur again,"
The editorial goes on to say, "...
there is a need for members of the
college who have interest enough in j    r>.   Sedgewick   believes   a   certain
their   institution   to   cooperate   with - -     . .
their chosen cheerleaders. To have
a cheering section that can be drowned out by the opposing school is no
Sedgewick Takes
Election Chair
Eh-, G. G. Sedgewick, head of the
Department' of English, will take over
the chairmanship of the Arts Election
Committee, the president of LSE announced   today.
The committee has received a gram
of $200 from the AMS which sum will
be disposed of by the discretion of
the  committee  members.
disgrace-but when it happen on our
own home field, it's no compliment."
Other complaints by the Collegian
included one on policing of the meet.
"The police department failed to
earn its money as far as many people
were concerned when attention was
distracted from the game by the
asinine antics of younger people and
college students, as well as local and
visiting spectators," the editorial
Cairn Trekkers
Historical trek of UBC students
from the Fairview shacks to Point
Grey will be commemorated by a
unique anniversary ceremony staged
Wednesday, October 29. The students of today will honor those
students who 25 years ago. instituted
the tradition of dynamic spirit on the
UBC campus.
One of the Trekkers, a former
member of the Publicity Campaign
Committee of IMS, will deliver a
speech at the ceremony. Other members of the platform party will include President N.AJH. MacKenzie
and several former members of the
1922 Publicity Committee.
The climax of the commemorating
activities to mark this historic occasion will occur when these same
trekkers,   organized   by   their   own
I anniversary committee chairman, Joseph F. Brown Jr., will attend the
silver anniversary banquet in the
Hotel Vancouver Banquet Room
starting at 7:00 p.m.
Mr. J. F. Brown Jr., Chairman of
the Anniversary Committee and a,
former member of the Publicity Committee of '22, is no stranger to this
year's huge Freshman class as it
was he who gave the inspiring Alumni
address at the traditional Cairn Ceremony in September.
Tickets, $2.50 per person, will be
obtainable from Dr. Harry Purdy,
Director of Research, BCER, Joseph
F. Brown, Managing Director of
Brown Bros., Aubrey F. Roberts,
Braun & Co. Dr. John Allardyce,
Department of Biology and any other
member of the anniversary committee,
or from the Alumni Office in the
Brock Hall.
Open house activities at 9:30 am.
and will continue until 1:30 p.m. No
displays of work are planned by
students, who intend te give graduates instead a view of the normal
working, day at the University*
Members of the Athletics Honour
Society-the Big Block Club-will
attend their annual luncheon at noon.
in the Brock Memorial BuikUnfr
Later in the afternoon, following a
football .game between UBC Thunder-
birdes and Lewis and Clarke College
Pioneers at the stadium, a student
tea will honour alumni in Brock
Memorial Hall. Tea will be poured
from 4:30 to 5:45 pm.
A special student entertainment, to
include a war dance is scheduled for
half-time at the football game, which
begins at 2:30 pjn.
Members of the University Literary
and Scientific Executive and the
Players' Club will present the traditional homecoming "potlatch" al
8:00 p.m. in the auditorium, while
the annual alumni versus students
basketball game is scheduled at the
University Gymnasium at the same
time. The alumni team is almost entirely composed of the members of
the 1946-47 champion Meralomas
squad, while the regular Thunderbird basketball team will represent
Two dances are scheduled to wind
up the day's celebrations: one, sponsored by students for students and the
Alumni at 9:00 p.m. in the University
Armoury, the other, sponsored by
the students for Alumni only in
Brock Memorial Hall at the same
Forum Debaters
Ponder Loyalty
Loyalty tests for all civil servants
likely to have contact with the Ru*;
sian legation will be the requirements of a bill to be introduced by
the government in today's session of
the Parliamentary Forum.
Jack Maguire and Jack Kirkaldy
will be the debaters.
The government is assumed to &e
progressive, but lawyers will not be
barred, Forum spokesinan, with
tongue-in-cheek, told THe Daily
Ubyssey yesterday. In fact, they said,
they would be glad of a good turnout of law students, since they will
be in need of expert legal advice
in drafting the bill.
Kin Of Trekkers
Asked To Rites
How many of today's students are children of UBC
students who took part in the
famous trek to Point Grey
twenty-five years ago?
The Cairn committee would like to
know, for it wishes to invite
generation students to,the cairn
quet in Hotel Vancouver, Wednesday,
October 29, twenty-fifth anniversary
of the trek.
At the moment the cairn committee
has nearly a deoen such students oa
its list Thay «w
Lots Shaw, Arte '4B, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Kei^h Shaw (Gladys
Weld), both of Arts'23,
Beverley Roberts, Arts 'ft delights*
of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey P.'Bebarts
(Zella Smith), both .of Arts 13.
Claire Lord, Arte'4l,,ead Dp* Lord,
Arts. '«, daughter and son of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Lord (Gertrude
Blckell), of Arts *22 and '23.
Joyce Oa*k«, Aito '50,'daughter el
Mr. and Mrs.G. IVW:darke (Lenin
Campbell), Agriculture -fl and Arts
Nancy Fraser, Arts 'St,, daughter
of Mn r. A. Shepherd <Beth Mclennan), Arts »•■
R. E. (Bun) Walker, Axto '47, the
:flnt;.«fv.«bV!cfcj|fc«£ ttMfwduatp,
Mr.  and Mrs. B. B.  walker <0aWe
Ereleigh), both of Arts '•*
■'' Barry McDoilgaJl, AHe el, ion of
Mr. and Mra. W. It MeOevgall (Jessie
Buckfrfield) Arte -'aeawl Arta .»■.
John Turner, Arts '4sA..son.«<l.Mn>
Frank M. Ross (Phyllis Gregory),
Arts '25.
John Creighton, Arts '41, sob ef
Mrs. John Creighton, <Satty Murphy),
Arts '23.
All cheques *ft csffei lst.be*i»
Friday, October tt, wM to returned
to the DVA.
erritt Con
Of Wartime Controls
Canada must not revert to wartime economic controls or
perpetuate the regimentation of economy to combat the current
shortage of U. S. dollars, Lt. Col. Cecil Merritt, VXJ., MA,'
told a large gathering of students at noon yesterday
Scheduled for Arts 100, the Pro-<$-
amount of this money should be
set aside to do something about the
art situation on the campus. He
claims that the Brock Hall is a magnificent building on the exterior but
that the interior walls have a drab
grey effect
At present the only works of art
held by the university are the two
paintings by the noted contemporary
Canadian artist, Emily Carr, and these
are hung in the Mildred Brock room
These pictures were presented to the
University by tbe Arts Election Committee in 1940.
Jabez Fan Sends $5000
- - But Cheque Unsigned
The Jabez Memorial fund skyrocketed to unanticipated
heights today when a cheque for $5000 was received from an
anonymous fan of the "late" campus humorist.
Campaign organizer, Les Bewley, commented that donations of this size were entirely unsolicited but nevertheless welcome.
In order to preserve his anonymity the donor did not
sign his cheque.
Total gain: one four cent stamp.
gressive Conservative meeting was
forced to adjourn to the lawn in
front of the Arts building when an
unexpected overflow crowd found it
impossible to gain admission to the
An estimated 300 students braved
the cool east wind and the damp lawn
to hear Progsessive - Conservative
member of parliament for Vancouver-
Burrard offer his solution to the current problem of the U.S. "Dollars
"Increasing the production of
wealth" was the answer given by
Col. Merrit to the National problem
of the U.S. dollar shortage.
Mr. Merritt condemned any action
the government might take to subject the people of Canada to economic
restrictions such as existed in wartime. The speaker contradicted a
statement by Colin Cameron, CCF
organizer for the province, that students who left to work in the US
were "cheats."
Such ideas he emphasized, placed
the state above the people and the
only solution to this problem was for
the country to reach a state of economic stability that would create
employment and encourage students
to stay in the country.
The Progressive-Conservative member commented that the present policies of the government would force
Canada to become a satellite of the
United States and involve many international obligations.
He said that any  policy that was
followed "must not be conditioned
by the political survival of the partjf
in power."
In his opening remarks Colonel
Merritt congratulated the students em
the formation of political parties ,m
the campus. He outlined the value
of political thinking among the students as the drawing card for their
attention to such national probiems
as housing, labor, and the best method of checking the "cancerous"
growth of Communism.
Jokers Enthuse
Over Pep Meet
The super-delux Arts-Joker pepmeet staged for noon time Friday will
come off before 2,000 gaping spectators
according to the encouraging statement of Perth Webster, eminent Joker
in an interview Tuesday.
The star studded program will consist of Frank Nightingale and his
orchestra, the football team, cheerleaders, Grant Livingstone and Didk
Ellis with Herb Capozzie as master
of ceremonies.
After winning the basketball game,
scheduled as the high peint of the festivities, the Jokers consider as their
just spoils the Brock Hall or at-teatf
the AMS offices. .They intend to m,
stall bars in the, mam lounge audi
also numbers of dancing girls ami)
many other such improvements, PAGE 2
Thursday, October 23, 1947
The Daily Ubyssey
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"""'" those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
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GENERAL STAFF: Cop* Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,  Tore  Larssen;  Features Editor,  George  Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave; Sports Editor, Chick Turner.
There are times when the reputation
of the UBC student body travels beyond the
narrow confines of the campus, of the city,
or of the province.
It would seem to be a shame to let any
opportunity to better the name of the University slip by when we are in a position to
bring honour and prestige to this campus.
But every year, when the McGoun Cup
Debates roll around, we seem to be missing
just such a chance. For the glory that goes
with the possession of this trophy is something that can hardly be over-estimated.
These competitions have a very brilliant
history—a history that earns for the trophy
a most cherished possession among the universities of Western Canada. Ever since the
Cup was first awarded in 1924, its ownership
has been symbplic of debating supremacy
in Western inter-collegiate circles-
UBC first entered the competition in 1927
and since that time, the trophy has come to
our campus three times. It must be admitted
that the remainder of those contests have
been practically monopolized by the University of Manitoba.
The University that is annually awarded
the cup is then invited to attend an East-West
final against the winning team from the
Eastern Canadian Debating Union. Ultimately, then, the McGoun Cup series becomes a nation wide contest.
Unfortunately, this honour has not come
to our campus any too often. But that is not
because those who took part in these debates
did not do their best. They gave it all they
had, and the University as a whole is proud
of them for their efforts. The obvious solution to the matter would be to have a larger
turn-out from ■ which the judges select the
We all realize that debating is an art- It
is a great deal different from reading from a
prepared script. The speaker must know the
facts and have them at his finger tips ready
for use. It is something that cannot be done
without a great deal of work and thought.
However, there are many on the campus
who are capable of handling an assignment
such as this. Many of these people are aware
of the great honour that goes with, a position
on the team, and for that reason, they m^
be apt to feel that it is above their grasp.
We'll never know, if those people don't try
out, just what their capabilities are.
The fact that many of us lack experience
nay leave some doubt as to ability- But
unless the attempt is made, how will that
experience ever be attained?
As for you who have had some experience in these verbal extravaganzas, we feel
it is your duty to offer your services. There
are a good many men and women on this
campus who are not only wonderful speakers,
but also have the ability to think while they
are on their feet. '
Many of these capable students are inclined to adapt the "let George do it" attitude. This is indeed unfortunate when their
abilities could be used to such advantage.
If these people were to think twice of just
what the cup means to the Blue and Gold,
they might put more thought into their decision.
In short, the opportunity for you to garner a little glory for yourself and for your
university is presenting itself. You can't lose
anything for trying and the lexperience can
be nothing but good. The initial try-outs are
to be held October 31.
Opportunity   knocks-
once over
When anybody grips me by the arm and
shakes my hand the way a friend of mine
did the other, day, I usually reach automatic-^
ally into my left pants pocket where I keep
an assortment of dimes, cigarette butts and
old street car transfers for just such an occasion.
But this particular long lost brother of
mine had a new approach.
"Would you like to buy into a chain
letter?" he asked generously, as if he'd just
offered me cbhtrolling interest in Ford
Motors, plus a. seat at a Greek table in the
Here was the rub: I was to hand over a
two-spot for the privilege of signing my name
to the bottom of the exclusive list, and from
there on it was easy. All I had to do then
was to find two people each with two dollars-
"There's nothing to it, he chortled, "nothing at all. Just think. Find one guy to
buy into the letter, and you've got your
money back right there. Find another guy,
and you've made two bucks."
Just how much money I had to send to
the guy whose name appeared on the top
of the list is something he didn't make quite
clear at the time.
"It has endless possibilities," he enthused,
"—•especially for the guys who started the
thing."   That was for sure.
I may look like an easy touch for a few
quiet shares in the Lions Gate Bridge, and
I may look like the type who clips get-rich
offers out of the back pages of True Detective. But when it comes to shaking the lint
out of my wallet and parting with one of
Graham Towers' finest, I usually play it
pretty cagey
Not that I'm not an easy touch if you
catch me off balance. I'm a sucker for shelling out for the starving kiddies in Europe.
And I'm noted for being one of the guys who
keeps the hair growing on the Community
Chest.   But chain letters—uh uh.
"Just think," he repeated, "Sell one guy
on the letter and you've got your two bucks.
Sell another guy and you've made two
It was as simple as dough, rey, me, alright. But I was wondering if I was to be
the means of him getting his two bucks back,
or if I was his two bucks profit. The way
he was clutching my lapel, I think I was on
his list to pull him a couple of clams out of
the mud-
The guys Who started the thing, my
jovial hand-clasper claimed, would soon have
little to do but sit around and count dirty two
dollar bills. Not a bad occupation, either,
if you're willing to run the risk of catching
hoof and mouth disease off a two-spot contributed by a well-wishing farmer.
He seemed to think their task would
soon develop into a full time job, possibly
with a private secretary thrown in to paste
up any of the cabbage leaves that happened
to show signs of wear and tear.
"Well, figure it out," he reasoned, "the
first letter brings in two bucks. The next
one, four-   And then eight, and so on."
"Yeh," I enthused, "like bacteria."
"But I gotta find somebody to buy into
letter," he confessed, "I just gotta,"
The light was beginning to dawn. It
was just the old hold-the-basin-of-water-up-
to-the-ceiling-with-this-broom-handle stunt.
And now he was looking around for somebody to hand it over to- But he was looking
in the wrong direction.
In the first place, I couldn't afford two
bucks. And in the second place, I wasn't a
sucker.   And in the third place—
Okay, so I did kick through with the
dough. Can I help it if he's an old friend
of mine?
And by the way, wouldn't you like to
buy into a chain letter? It's a quick way to
make yourself an easy two bucks. And it
has endless possibilities ...»
Dear Sir:
The difficulties over caf tables
in which the Students Council, Mr.
Underhill, and now the administration are involved seem to be increasing in importance but without
moving anywhere nearer a solution.
I should like to offer two suggestions which I believe may in time
painlessly solve the problem. The
suggestions  are  these:
1) Prohibit the posting of notices
on the wooden pillars beside the
2) Prohibit persons leaving either
their books or lunches unattended
upon the tables.
Cessation of these two practices
would destroy the peculiarly homelike atmosphere by which various
groups make unasserted ownership effective. These groups are able, by
having there signs and possessions
around them, to make the tables
something of a home. The stranger
feels that the table, decorated with
other peoples noi'ices, letters, I'ooks
..ncl lunches is someone else's home.
If justification other than the
"ced for equality is called for, per-
'.aps :i health standpoint would rule
out the possibly dust and germ
l.-'den noi'ices, as would the need for
safety advise against leaving pergonal articles strewn about on
: ublic   tables.
My point is in essence tbis, tables
indistinguishable one from another,
would give no group the feeling of
particular ownership, nor any stranger the feeling of being in hostile
A  student
Dear Sir:
Now, in heaven's name, Mr. Editor,
what sort of weasel talk is that? On
one hand, they admit that they listen
only to CCF (socialist) speakers, and
that they do not wish to disavow the
Lesion Letter
Perhaps some of you more avid
types noticed that this column, which
has appeared every Thursday since
away back when, was missing from
last week's issue. Sorry about that,*
but yours truly was very busy getting
out the 'Legionette', a copy of which
you no doubt have by this time.
Speaking of tbe 'Legionette' reminds me that a little more help in
getting this newspaper written, printed, and issued to every member once
a month would be greatly appreciated.
So if you're interested in writing, rewriting, lay-out, or any other phase
of publication, drop in to the Legion
office and let me know.
If you're not interested in the publication aspect, your criticisms, suggestions, or comments will certainly
assist  in  turning out  a paper truly
representative  of Branch 72.
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Life's Little Ironies: Well, it seems
that the current B.C. Electric strike
has had far-reaching effects. Noticed
the other night, on my way down
town, that one of the pictures playing at a local theatre was called
'The Devil thumbs a ride'.
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Chairmanship of the Sports Committee has been transferred from Hal
Shugg to Bill Gee. Shugg is taking
over the position of treasurer, replacing Frank Mason, who has retired.
On taking over his new position,
Gee urged full support of Legion
teams in order to make this first year
of Legion participation in intramural
sports a successful one.
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There will be a short meeting of
the Desk Committee Thursday, at
12:30 p.m. Chairman Ray Widmeyer
has requested full attendance.
Tlie first evening general meeting
of this branch will be held Tuesday,
October 28, at 7. p.m. in Brock Hall.
Ti * i|i
Tlie Membership Committee is at
present planning a large-scale drive
which is designed to inform all ex-
service men and women of the past
achievements of Branch 72 ... An
Armistice Day ceremony, along the
same lines as that held on the campus
last year, is being organized by Don
Lanskail . . . Members or their wives
who can spare an hour or two to assist in selling poppies on November
11. are asked to leave their names at
the office.
CCF. In the next breath, although
socialism is their raison d'etre, they
say they de not wish to be labelled
Why don't they stop this weasel
talk and come right out and say what
they are, like the good old Progressive-Conservative party? Why not
stand firm?
A Tory
Dear Sir:
Re the article entitled "Theatre
Chain May Stop Reduced Rates" in
The Daily Ubyssey Tuesday, it becomes increasingly more obvious that
"they don't give a damn for any damn
man." Faculty spirit can be carried
too far. Why should the engineers be
allowed to establish such a reputation for UBC and spoil things for
the other students? Of course, I forgot the engineers don't go to such
"riff-raff" as movies so why should
the other students of UBC? It is about
time that the faculty of Applied
Science were taken down a peg or
H. J. Perkins.
Dear Sir:
Under the heading "Food for
thought" in the October 21 issue of
The Daily Ubyssey, Mr. Harold Dean
expresses an opinion. I would like
through the medium of your paper
to take exception to Mr. Dean's opinion.
It was stated in the article by Mr.
Dean that the earning power of the
student veteran is decreased while
he is in attendance at the University.
Does not the majority of student
veterans voluntarily forego increased
earning power, eventually to arrive
at financial stability and security?
It was also stated that earnings
were being depleted, that student
veterans were forced to live on a
reduced scale. I personally am of
the opinion that it had done me a lot
of good to change my scale since I
returned to school.
The way I see it, the government
of Canada never did promise a single
veteran that he would be put through
university for nothing. The government did promise us that we would be
assisted to further our education. I
am of the opinion that we are receiving a more than modest allowance.
Last summer I had a job. I saved
five hundred dollars. However, I had
fo work and I was not in close touch
with civilization. I think I am extremely lucky to have the opportunity that would not have presented
itself had I not been an ex-serviceman, and I know that it takes a long
time for a man to save five hundred
dollars if he is working for a living.
My five hundred dollars will be gone
next spring but I don't think I shall
be any further behind.
In regards the allowance for married veterans I think the eighty
dollars is sufficient also. Each man
who takes unto himself a wife has
to assume responsibility. He obviously cannot live on $80 a month but
he knows what he is doing or he
wouldn't be going to school. To prove
my point in this respect I am being
married at Christmas.
The Canadian Legion obviously has
an experienced executive, yet they
have made no move to press the demand for an incrase in allowances
upon the Dominion Government.
I am satisfied, and I think by far
the larger majority of student veterans also is satisfied. Perhaps, if I
may use a clinche, Mr. Dean, "never
get anything for nothing."
Stuart Smith
at 12:30 Friday 24 in HM 16.
A talk on the B. C. Association of
Professional Engineers will be given
by Mr. T. II. Crosby, president of the
B.C. Association.
The meeting will be in Ap. Science
100 at  12:30,  Thursday October  23.
LOST: One Basket locker containing
shirt, towel and wallet containing
very little cash. Locker No. 116, between hours of 1:30 and 2:15 at
Stadium. Please return to Gym.
LOST: One Navy burbury outside
Chem. 409 labs, on Monday October
20. Please phone Keith at BAy. 2533,
FOR SALE: 1937 Morris "8", in good
condition, three good tires. What
offers? Phone Taylor at ALma 0066.
Parker eversharp. Leave message for
G. Coggin, BAy. 9695M.
Phone West 1252Y.
Students who are having difficulty
with their language courses are invited to enroll in the classes being
offered by the extension department,
officials announced today. Languages
offered are: Basic and Advanced
Russian, Slavonic Culture, Practical
Spanish, and Conversational French.
makin ga booking for a room, is
required to leave his telephone number and legible signature with the
application.      This   is   important.
RIDE AVAILABLE for two students
from North Vancouver to 9:30's every
day. Contact Mrs. Holland. AL 1059 L.
Specializing in
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smoking pleasure offered by
Philip Morris English Blend.
You too, will like the distinctive flavour of this very
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U.-57A Thursday, October 23,1947
Stu Porteous Switches
From Law To Ministry
It often happens that a non-too-bright honors course man
ends up in pass arts, but Stu Porteous, committee member of
the Student Council and a very successful law student is now
in first year theology at Union College-  The change from law
was made early this week.
 -*   Approached by Tlie Daily Ubyssey,
Porteous was, appropriately enough,
writing an essay on the work of St.
Paul. "This change isn't as sudden
as you might think, I have been interested in church work for some time
and feel that there is an increasing
need for men in this field," he said.
Stu's active interest is quite apparent when you find that he is
vice-president of the B. C. Conference of the young peoples union of
the United Church. He spent part of
his summer vacation at a United
church camp near Chilliwack, and
apparently some of the men he met
there were largely influeniial in his
decision  to  change.
Porteous is a member of the Van-
souver Heights United Church, and
is very active in its YPA.
The friendly, straight-forward council member feels that there are tremendous possibilities for men interested in the field of theology. "There
is a great shortage of ministers in
the province," he said. For instance
at Union College there are only two
of us in first year, and only nine
in second. Compare that with the
tremendously crowded arth courses."
Told of the change in courses, tho
parents weren't especially surprised,
having had some inkling of Stu's
plans. Mrs. Porteous' only comment
was, "That means three more years
of making sandwiches."
Porteous has been at the university
for five years, and is a* B. Comm.,
as well as having completed two years
of law. "It seems like a lot of university, but I feel I'm definitely on
the right track," he said. He also
has a year and a half of service
in the Canadian Army, where he
served as a lieutenant.
Admin Announces
UK Scholarships
Myrtle L. Kievell, assistant registrar, has issued ihe following information' regarding British Council
Scholarships and Bursaries.
The British Council offer scholarships and grants-in-aid tenable in the
United Kingdom for one academic
year of ten months. They may be held
at universities or at other institutions
which can provide the facilities required.
The cost of maintenance and fees
for one academic year *s calculated
at approximately $162L (350 British
pounds) plus fares. A full British
Council scholarship provides for maintenance, fees and fares at this rate:
grants-in-aid of $570 ( 1 20 British
pounds) or $1140 (240 British pounds)
with or without fares, and of $1623
without fares are awarded in some
These awards are open to men and
women and are primarily intended
for those who have already successfully completed a course for a university degree or professional qualification. Preference is given to candidates betweenthe ages of 25 and 35.
Dear Sir:
It was with amazement that we
read of the Student council's decision to hold the Fall Ball in the armories this year.
Jerry MacDonald, LSE chairman
said, "... the LSE will turn in a
profit of $1000 more than the amount
received if the dance were held in
the Commodore." We have always
been under the impression that the
Fall Ball was a social rather than a
mercenary advent, but obviously must
be wrong.
Also, it should be remembered that
the expenses of last year's Mardi
Gras were covered by Nick Kogos,
proprietor of the Commodore. This
is certainly a fine way to repay Mi.
Kogo's generosity.
Aside from all this, the Armories
is a building totally unsuited for a
function of this type. The Fall Ball
is,or rather, always has been, a formal
However, if the council persists in
this rather odd idea, why not burn
candles or kerosene lamps at the
Ball? Maybe we could save even more
Ross Henderson, Roy Kelsberg Thos.
McCulloch, A. Bain, C. Lawrence,
BUI West, V. Young, Jerry Walls, R.
Turner and Dick Blockberger.
Elections Foil;
Only Four Votts
The freshette class is ittll wtth-
a WUS executive after the elections were cancelled when only
four freshettes attended the election meeting yesterday.
A second attempt to complete
the freshette executive will be
made next Tuesday noon in Arts
John Bracken
Here Saturday
The Hon. John Bracken, national
leader of the Progressive-Conservative Party, will pay a visit to the
University of British Columbia during the course of his Pacific Coast
The Progresslve-Concervatlve leader will address an open meeting of
students and faculty at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 25th, in Arts 100.
Announcement of Mr. Bracken's
visit came as a surprise, as the Pro-
gressive-Concervative leaders busy
schedule had previou Iy forced him
to decline an invitation to address
Library Show
Features URS
Pictorial presentations in the Library this week features the work of the
drama department of the drama cf
the   University   Radio   Society.
Pictorially outlined are the phases
of production in radio drama, from
original script to recording studio.
Part of the exhibit is a Radio Society record cutting.
30 Cows, Six Employees
Help UBC Dairy Thrive
"Hold still Bessie or you'll short circuit the machine."
With admonitions such as this, the six employees of the
UBC dairy (and some 30 cows) daily produce 1320 bottles of
milk for consumption in the university area.
Moreover, while drinking this milk, students may justly
assume a "Gentlemen of Distinction" pose for they are inbibing
some of the finest bovine brew in the province.
The cattle responsible for this record are pure-bred Ayshire stock
imported directly from the highlands
of Scotland and they prove their
superiority by producing milk with
a butterfat content of 4 percent and
better. The government requirement
for dairies is only 3.25 percent.
The original herd of 24 head was
donated to the tbe university in Aug.
of 1929 by Scottish cattle breeders,
who, to quote a memorial plaque- in
the barn, "were inspired by a desire
to see the world's best dairy cows
represented in a province settled
chiefly by Scots."
Since their arrival, the Ayrshires
have been very prolific, so that despite constant culling and repeated
Aggie experiments, they now number 47.
Tlie last of the original bovine
immigrants died only laht year after
having been the cause of no less
than   18 blessed   events.
The dairy itself has been in operation for 15 years now and besides
providing milk for nearly all of the
campus snack bars, it supplies about
200 customers within the university
Whether they're able to read their
names on the signs orer the appropriate stall or whether it is just force
of habit, each cow knows her proper
place and why she is there.
The milk is quickly collected and
pasteurized so that by 10 a.m. it is
sitting in the refrigerator, ready for
delivery next a«iy. From cow to
customer it is never touched by hand.
As a sideline from the humdrum
of dairy routine, several of the employees at the plant run a day nursery for calves whose mothers are
busy working.
Ceremony Marks
Start Of Gym
A ceremony for the turning of tbe
first sod for the War Memorial Gymnasium is being planned for November 11,  Armistice Day.
The War Memorial Gymnasium
Committee was told by Mr. R. F.
Osborne, Director of Physical Education, t'he architect's plans will be
in the Committee's hands this week
for final revision.
The plans will be discussed in detail
which will offer final recommenda-
tionh for the consideration of the
committee as a whole.
The committee unanimously approved a vote of thanks to J. D.
McLeod, who served as official organizer of the campaign for funds
until December 31, 1946.
Owing to transportation problems
the Symphony Orchestra will begin
their rehearsal at 4:00 today instead
of 5:30 as previously announced.
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Thursday, October 23, 1947
'Birds Get
i? n
CHICK TURNER, Sports Editor
REPORTERS: Jack Melville, Roy Huisii, Bruce Saunders
EDITOR THIS ISSUE: Dick Blockberger
A note of confidence is in order. Confidence which may
help to dispel a few of the I> flat utterations which have been
sounded lately in the direction of Greg Kabat. Sour notes to
the fickle fans who have been nattering about a change in grid
coaches. In spite of the small thanks he has received lately,
Greg has done more than any other man, on the campus, to
keep the Birds fighting like they have.
Only a couple of years ago Greg was the campus here as
the Birds rolled over everything in Western Canada. There
was no talk about poor methods of coaching as long as the team
was whining, and it strikes me as ironical the way past glories
are so soon forgotten*
The Irish hereby take objection to any person, whether
he is in the Caf, the Brock, or in the newspapers, that tries to
foist the blame for a few losses on a right guy like Greg Kabat.
The weaknes sof the Bird grid squad seem to lie deep in the
lack of training and experience which the players should have
been receiving while they were at high school. At the present
time Vancouver College is virtually the only source of grid
material which UBC has.
Solution of the problem may lie with the Physical Education
department which is training instructors for Vancouver high
schools. If these instructors can create an interest in grid
throughout our high schools there may come a day when the
Blue and Gold coach will have more than 50 men from which
to choose his squad.
Sweet sounds are coming these days from the English
Rugby department. With Roy Haines, who last year coached
the Thunderbirds to sensational wins in every series they played, gradually relinquishing the coaching duties to newcomer
Albert Laithwaite, great events are underway^
Of the two senior campus teams participating at present
in the Miller cup race, for Vancouver Rugger supremacy,
Varsity seems scheduled to repeat its last year's record of no
The campus rugby fifteens have beaten Vancouver and
Victoria teams so frequently that this year there has been a
slight amount of friction apparent between the, rugger boys
At the start of the season rumors were flying about the
campus squads being restricted from the city league but nothing
came of it. Victoria has gone one step farther, however, and
have declared UBC ineligible to play for the Rounsfell Cup,
symbol of B. C. club champions. That's just one less trophy
for the boys, to go after.
This leaves the Blue and Gold rugby squads with only the
Miller Cup (in the bag already), the Tisdall trophy (another
local bit of silverware), the McKechnie Cup for B.C. champions)
and the World Cup. University of California Golden Bears
will be on the campus in February to contest the World Cttp
in what should be the event of the year-
Rugby would really hit the big. time if a whispered invasion
by a Yale fifteen comes true ... A similarly whispered tilt with
a world travelling Down-Under squad is considered unlikely
by campus moguls . . . Shaughnessey's third floor has a distinguished visitor this week as Joe Fairleigh our choice for man
of the year) is busy recovering from injuries received in the
Willamette game last Saturday .
UBC's much talked-of Thunderbirds will be out to put an
end to all "new deal in football" cries Saturday, when they
tangle at the local stadium with
Whitman College Missionaries.
Although they are still gunning for
their initial PNC American football
victory, the 'Birds will enter Saturdays affair as slight favorites.
In the past two seasons the Mis-
sionaires have but one triumph to
their credit—a 21-13 victory over
But Whitman's 1946 win—as those
of you who witnessed it must remember—was strictly of the fluke
variety. A fumble and an intercepted
pass cost the Kabatmen the game last
year, and the 'Birds are determined
not to make the same mistakes Saturday.
More good news is the fact that
Jim Forsythe, the sprinting Whitman
halfback who accounted for two of the
three Missionary touchdowns last
year, is no longer at Whitman.
Paul Stenner, Whitman's conversion specialist who kicked three for
three in the '4« tilt, has alio left
the Missionary fold. And these are
Just two o! the names mjaalnf jfrom
the Whitman reater; only 15 c« last
year's ^^imm^-MWH^mr!
This looks like UBCs big chance
for an American fc*0>tU trittma*.
And If the st«»de a» fun •»«H»
team fWen the support it < dMryee
there ia no reason why the victory
shouldn't come our way.
UBC Soccer Personalities
At the suggestion of one of our readers, we are publishing this information
in the hope that it might benefit out-of-town students who are unfamiliar
with Vancouver. Central starting point chosen was Broadway and Granville,
and directions published herein will be valid as soon as the B. C. Electric
resumes operation of their coffins-on-wheels fondly known as streetcars,
BROCKTON POINT OVAL-Take No. 1 or 8 streetcar down Granville to
Pender, transfer to Stanley Park car and proceed to end of line. From this
point, walk East on Park Drive to Duck Pond, then North-East through
well-marked trail to stadium.
DOUGLAS PARK—Board No, 1 car East on Broadway to Oak Street, transfer to No. 17 car going South on Oak, get off at 22nd Ave., walk two blocks
CONNAUGHT PARK-Take No. 13, 14, 15, or 1G car West on Broadway
to Balsam, walk one block South.
MEMORIAL SOUTH—Take No. 1 East on Broadway to Main, transfer to
Fraser Street bus going uptown to 41st Ave., walk one block East.
POWELL STREET GROUNDS—Take No. 14 North on Granville to Gore
Ave., walk two blocks North.
NORQUAY—Take No. 1 East on Broadway to Main, transfer to Joyce Road
car out Kingsway to 35th Ave.
ROBSON PARK—Take No. 1 East on Broadway to Main, transfer to Fraser
bus or Joyce Road car out Kingsway to 16th Ave.
CALLISTER PARK—Take No. 1 or 8 North on Granville to Hastings, transfer to No. 20 car to Kaslo, walk one block South.
CAPILANO STADIUM—Walk down to 5th and Granville, and turn one
block East.
FORUM— Take No. 14 East to Hastings and Renfrew.
KING ED GYM-Take No. 1 East on Broadway to Oak, walk up to 11th Ave.
JOHN OLIVER GYM-Take No. 1 East on Broadway, transfer to Fraser bus
South to 43rd Ave., walk one block West.
So there it is kiddies, break out your compasses and good luck.
Ducats For
In Great Demand
There .will. h», a ■, big, crowd at the
homecoming, grid game at the- Stadium Saturday if Luke M«>yl« has
his way.-Meyla is boaidivg ticket sales
in a bigjatteinpt to overcome-th* lack
<rf city f«« wi» wiU <toi it dtfBcult
to get to ^campus unless thebusses
start nmning again.
Con^ete basketball uniforms will
be awarded tothe intramural group
sellingithe most tickets for the Whitman game. Tlckete sales gpt underway yesterday and the trend so far
seems to indicate a capacity crow4
for Saturday.
As,« special feature to boost attend--
ance, Booster Passes are to remain on
sale all this week. Students will be
admitted to reserve seats at all the
remaining football games, McKechnie cup games in the spring and no
less than fourteen (14) hoop games
in the gym.
One of the most important yet least
known of the campus sports is soccer.
UBC has two teams playing in the
V. and D. League, yet these men have
been almost overlooked in shadows
cdfct by the rugger and grid squads.
Below is given a thumbnail sketch
of the men which comprise the pew-
ertttl Vanity squad—men who richly
deserve support which they are not
Fred Mwnrew—goalie-formerly played
.With Powell River, replacing Grant
Meceton who is at present playing
for St Saviours.
Jack Cow***-*till back-awarded the
Ed Bailey TVophy as the most valuable player to enter the senior ranks
in the season of 1M8-47. Selected on
the V & D All-Star team for the
same season. Big Block winner.
JM|JK» WUiWf-fullback-came to Varsity from Brittanla High School.
Serves «a secretary of the MAD. Big
Bobby Mould—right wing-this clever
player came to Varsity from the UBC
Pat Harrison—inside right-been chasing footballs ever since when. Big
Block winner.
Howie OboRte—lnside right-came to
the team from a north shore Junior
division. Is the only freshman on
the team at the present moment
Jim Gold—centre forward-formerly
played this position for the Nanaimo
team of the coast league. Also a
Big Block winner.
Stu Todd—left wing-son of Dr. O. J.
Todd who is a professor at UBC and
also president of the Canadian Foot-
ball Association. One of five sons
who have all earned hteir big blocks
at vanity soccer.
In his undergraduate days, Strong
was first at Illinois where he kicked
the field goal that upset Michigan,
1-7, theri transferred to Michigan!
where he was a running-mate of
Ail-American Tom Harmon and Bob
Westfall, and-as fate would have it-
in his last game for Michigan, scored
the winning touchdown against the
Illini in 1939.
During the war he was in the navy
as an athletic officer for aviation
trainees, serving ashore in that capacity and aboard ship as an executive
officer on mphibiouh warfare.
When he football 'Birds meet the
Missionaries of Whitman College Saturday October 25, the University of
British Columbia Radio Society will
cary a play by play account.
The broadcast, which can be heard ;
over station CKMO, will be handled
by Jack Cowan of the Radssoc and
Ivor Wynne and Jack Pomfret of the
UBC physical education department
■I*mt<.- IMa^afeii-tientre-half.former
Karried^ coast league player.
jOittl* M«si«reen-centre-half-formerly
Played wMh North Shore Coast
Leegue Owip. Big Block winner.
^tataaiieT^itiii-left-half.one of the
of .soccer fame. Big Block
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FOR SALE:   1947 Convertible Austin
Ten,   in  good   condition,   three   new
tires,   $950.   Phone   BAy,   5686.   after
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WANTED:    Ride   for   two   students
from   Clarke   and   Hastings  for   9:30
lectures,    for    duration    of    strike.
Phone: HAst. 5018 L.
WANTED:    Ride   from   Chilco   and
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Hone ore the wages of street railway men (top, rates) in
other Canadian cities, and the wages provided in the
agreement between the Company and tihe Union; bargaining committee* This offer has never been voted on
by the street railwaymen, who voted instead for a strike.
46 hours at $1.02 V2 effective October 1, 1947
42 hours at $1.12 effective May 16, 1948
MONTREAL 48 hours weekly at 92c $44.16
WINNIPEG 45 to 49 hrs. Wkly. at 89c $40.05-$43.61
TORONTO 40 hours weekly at 97c   $38.80
EDMONTON 40 hours weekly at $1.06 $42.40
(Edmonton wage rates are now the highest in Canada)
B. C. Electric Railwaymen Also Receive These Advantages:
(Equivalent to as much as $8.00 in weekly wages)
f) Twe weeks vacation with pay % Sunday and holiday premium pay
Free Transportation
Discount on Electricity and Gas
0 Contributory Pension Plan
0 Contributory Welfare and Sickness


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