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The Ubyssey Nov 25, 1949

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MAD is right hack where it started from.-
Over 2000 UBC students jam-packed the Armouires today
gave their overwhelming approval to a motion which will
.aire athletes simply lo notify MAD in thc future that they
ii to participate in outside team athletics.
USC has succeeded iti upholding the rights of UBC ath-
As the Ubyssey has pointed out the time ha.s come for the
lout body and the administration !o take a forthright stand
|. the question of athletic assistance.
We must start to make home fields look as green as those
Ah of the border. American schools the size of our Applied
a.nce faculty have too long been draining off the best athletes
|;;aatla can produce.
A scheme of financial aid to athletes is both necessary and
arable if we wish to spread the fame of UBC outside our
,a immediate area.
MAD, while they have made courageous stand, can't hope
! keep athletically-inclined students at UBC when they are
■..rig (o get hotter deals elsewhere.
Since MAD has been unquestionably refused in their
l:'.ompt to restrict athletes playing for outside teams, the time
I-i come when more forceful attempts must be made to keep
it athletes at home.
The answer UBC editors feel lies in the awarding of con-
•elo financial aid to -deserving athletes.
ate of Campus Athletes
Pro Bob Currie said today lie will lay charges of illegal
{use of posters against Undergraduate Society Committee.
Campus has been plastered wi'h posters advocating the
.support of USC in their fight to remove restrictions on athletes playing on teams outside UBC.
According to regulations all posters must be stamped
by Mamooks.
Need A Date?
Don't Know the PHONE Number?
Consult ihe
Available next week for only 25 cents
UBC students today turned thumbs down on a motion
proposed by the Men's Athletic Directorate to "put some teeth"
in the existing regulations governing athletes playing on outside
Suhscquontly a noverwhelming majority voted in favor of
amending 'he piescnt regulation. ,
In effect tho amendment changes the formerly required letter
of application to one of notification.
Attendance Better Than Expected
Amendment was presented by Martin Edwards, who pushed through
the change in the Code which once
said UBC students may not play for
outside teams "without written permission of the MAD."
Edwards' amendment altered tha*
phrase to read:
"... without first notifying tlie
MAD by letter of their reasons for
(playing for outside teams),"
Seconder to the Edwards amendment was Pete Fowler, vice-chairman
of tho Undergraduates Societies Committee, a group who earlier came out
in opposition to tho original MAD
Wothorspoon's    tone    was    solemn
when he took the mike soon after tho
defeat of his motion.
|    He spoke of "degeneration of ath-
j letics" which he believed would result from the vote against his motion.
As a result of the defeat, he said,
MAD will have to be forced "to let
athletics (at UBC) go their own way."
'.. . president of USC
MAD Position on Athletics
Boo's arose from the crowd at today's meeting when Hilary Wotherspoon stated that, "there is no question of force in this matter.
Wotherspoon said, "we must either
enforce present regulations or forget
about controlling the students altogether.
"There is not cfhe coach at this
university who will not let students
play  for  outside teams.
"Only onco this year was permission refused to a student of this
university, That wa.s in the case of
George Puil and tho refusal arose
from the fact, that the conference
regulations say that any follow playing conference football is ineligible
to play conference football in future
years if he plays any r.ames at all for
i outside teams.
|     "We  feel   that  Puil   will  get  more
benefits   from  UBC   in   the  next   few
Ron Bimie, 1st year law student,
speaking from the floor called on
students   to   defeat   motion,   saying.
"The University is an institute for
education, not an athletic fraternity."
Bimie felt that nobody should be
allowed to limit the scope of student
President Sutherland stepped in to
counter an amendment proposed by
Don Clerkson, 4th year Agriculture
When Clerkson advocated a maximum penalty of $.1.00, with no power
to be allowed MAD to refuse permission to applicants, Sutherland contended that the Clerkson amendment
was  the  same as  existing  regulation.
"It would only confuse the issue,"
Sutherland said, in reference to Clerk-
son's proposal.
MAD's Position
There was never any question o£
dictatorship in MAD's move to keep
athletes  on  the  campus.
"The only force," Hilary Wotherspoon, MAD chairman, said, "involved
each athlci'o talking the thing over
with his particular coach before being granted h.is release.
"As far as suspension from university goes, it would not bo because
the student was playing for another
team, but because he was breaking
vhe rule of the university."
'MAD, student council and faculty
feel,'' said Wotherspoon, "that tha
coaches and athletes' officials should
have the support of all thc si'udents.
MAD had two alternatives — to have
something to support the athletic
ruling, or, relinquish all conrrol over
The ordinal motion was revised t—
to give warning ar.d fine before
expulsion action is taken.
At present there are about one
hundred UBC athletes participating
in outside sports with the approval
of  MAD.
ii . i ;.    . , ';;,;,■) The Armchair
The resurection of the Armchair Athlete is taking place
today'partly on the request of Sports Editor Ray Frost, who I
fear is trying to fill some space, and partly because a lot of
writing flowery prose about our Thunderbird hockey team
people feel that it is high time some scribe turned his pen from
and -give them a job with it in the place where it would do the
most good.
Last Tuesday night the 'Birds played against tlie Nanaimo
■ Clippers in what was probably the most crucial game to be
staged this year and they flopped badly.
The actual winning of the contest was particularly important
but as the players themselves knew only too well, the university was going out on a limb in trying to sponsor some independent
hockey and it was up to everyone concerned to make the evening a smashing success.
Nearly everyone did. Only the team itself let itself down
turned one of the poorest displays of hockey ;cver to be played
played under tho name of the university.
Athletic officials committed themselves by arranging the
tilt, The Ubyssey editorialized on the situation, the turnout to
the game was good.
, Then what happened. The 'Bird puck chasers turned in
such an uninspiring night's work that a great number of the
spectators left the Kerrisdale arena, vowing tl'at this was the
last student hockey game that they would sleep through.
More damage was done to the reputation of the team and
the university itself than can ever be made up in 100 victories.
Tlie ne>:t time the Thunderbirds play it will probably be
to an empty-house and they have no one to blame but themselves.
A win on Tuesday would have been nice but nobody expected too much from the students this early in their season
against the talented Clippers,
What everyone .wanted to see was that well cliched "old
college try" which make university sports different from those
played anywhere else in the world,
They wanted to see a group of hockey players putting their
very best into the contest; not because a coach was standing
over them with a cheque book in. one hand and a whip in the
other but because they love the game and they respect the
reputation of their school.
In so many of the football games played on the campus in
the last few years, the 'Bird gridsters have been so hopelessly
out-classed that the affairs should have been dull.
But they weren't because no matter what happened the
footballers were putting thejr all into the game and fightting
it out right down lo the last whistle.
Thoy liad ''gut.-," and that apparently is just what our hockey
team seems Lo lack;  the willingness to get out and fight and
then fijjlit some more no matter what the odds.
Perhaps the puck chasers were just having "one of those
bad nights" on Tuesday that happens to thc best of teams; perhaps their lacking of playing experience so far this year can
absorb some of the blame.
.Whatever the reason wa.s, jt is indeed regrettable that such
display should have been turned in at such a crucial time when
so much was to be gained or lost depending on the'showing that
was made.
Independent hockey fans, downtown papers and other
teams in Vancouver were waiting with interests for the 'Birds
to dispel some shirring remarks that wore made about them
but they failed to do so, and an inestimable amount of prestege
for both the team itself and the university went down the drain.
All is not yet lost however. If the players are really interested in their game, they will apply themselves to their
task and prove first to the student gody and to the rest of
Vancouver that they really have the ability to really play the
Page 4
Friday,    November 23
Ex-Brifannia Try fo Stop
Students Win Streak
Millar Cup play gels under way this Saturday when UBC's
Chiefs lake on the Ex-Britannia crew, at Connaught Park and
Braves play off with Vindex at tb.e university.
Chiefs,   ending
up   the   r, ens on   in
number one spot in the league, will
have the best chance of the two university teams to come out with a
win to advance to tho semi finals.
Losing only one game all season,
lhat one to the Meralomas in thc fiivt
game of the year, Chiefs ran over
the  other
the team.
by Bill Sa
duties arc being .handled
tiss, who has been doing n
•t   job  of  getting   the  ball
Versify Soccernj
k Lug
down held with ms long kicking.
As always, John "Junior" Tennant
has   In tn   playing  exceptionally   well
in  the  five-eighths spot, ir.oving that j
cague  members  including J j,,,,]  ou.   (0 .;10 ,,n.ce ]inP  m ?pce(]y
tho much-vaunted  Rowing Club  fif- ' fn---!\ir>n
teen   to   win   tho   leader-hip   of   the
Supplying much of tho punch to the
team i.s Russ Latham, currently leading his mtpes in scoring with 21 points
to his credit.
Latham has kept the team going
since tho s'.ait of tho year, running
over (lie trys as well as kicking the
converts before Auotin Taylor t->ok
over  thi.s  task.
Playing out.s'.de-three in the line,
Latham has had much to do with setting tip Keith Turnbull out in the
wing  to score  tho trys.
Turnbull,   amazingly   fast,   outruns
opposing   players   in   his   bid   for   ihe
goal line.  And when  he can't  ..utittn
them, he ploughs through,litem.
Turnbull i.s second highest .scorer
for  the Chiefs, totaling 18 points for
Diminutive  Jack  Smith nnd Frank
Watt   move   the   ball   farther   out   in
the hue to Latham and Turnbull who
, ,,     ,   ,,   ,       .. . ,       , iPua.'K-h   has   been   imported
try to get the ball dovanfield and over j        it , - _, ,        ,
the  line.
Varsity soccer squad y,'
Mi'Ions' Saturday at the
ell Street pitch for Iho sJ
time   in   this   term's  scy
Kick-off time is 2:30 p,^
Varsity wore unlucky nat >
against St, Helen's in their Ir,;
thc score being 3-3.
Only changes in the line-up'J
urdsy's  grime  is   in  tb.e  fcrv;.aj
where a shuffle-up has h\.c
Howie Osbournc has b?rr. :
the inside-left position, Bobbie;
to   tho   inside-right   bcrrh
With    th
:r   St,
.■ill  1
hey .a
addition of A:
n Clarke sad j
ami Die!; Pllis,
;'.!'a ned  own.  nt..
v.\y tho outside-right spot,
Second Division UBC ch
p!:.y Renfrew Argyles at the
t-ti fXorthl field in a rj;-
sU.vls at 2:15 p.m. Bath g..
the rec'iid from last g.'tr.o;
h nn.
of tal-
even   though
t!;:s year are
.0  the univer:
ty of
i! the
e d-,wn-
11 goed and
ty team.
Wednesday in Gym 12:30s
Semi Finals Tuesday in (1
Sports Editor
Meeting Wednesday in Armouries
r i
Pop Meet  in  the  Armories at  12:,10
j).in.   Wednesday   i.s   one   of   the   first
to  make   the  event' success
each   representative   with H
Sputal   feature    attraction,    which
stops of tho newly-formed Tluituler-jinu.it   remain   unannounced   until  the   mind  which  his' respective^
bird  Club   to  promote student  spirit ; beginning of next week, also from a   tion   can   do   to   help   in fi
and organization on this campus. j downtown    club,    is    guaranteed    to   \\[\\   present   tho   task   vo "|
Purpose of the Wednesday meeting : make  the  entertainment  part  of  thc ' And   every   group   knows sjj
is to key up tho students at the university to support sports in general
and three of the major events next
week  in particular.
Hockey, Millar Cup rugger, and
Thunderbird basketball against the
University of Washington Huskies are
the three sport attractions which the
Thunderbird Club will be pushing at
the meet,
Majorettes will be on hand to give
the audience one of their classy displays, and will feature two or three
pep   meeting a success. 'other   i.s  doing.
Thunderbird Club is trying lo pro- ' REPRESENTATION
mote not only sport spirit and support , Representatives from ^"'"fl
for athletic events, but general en- ; soy, Mamooks, Pipe Band, J-ja
thusiastn throughout the university, Cheer leaders and other m'£'ij
in every field of activity, , a.s well as reps from MAD :||
Plan., are being made to widen their   to  keep  check   on  legal r''|l
.<cope   of   activities,   but   to   start   off   and managers of sport lea"'"j
with, the organization is concentrating   assisted  by  members of k"j
on sports. club who are excrienccd 'n'
.Real   purpose  of  t'he  club   is   to  get   promotion   on   the  campus-
the student  body  interested  in what. ,    Thunderbird   Club   then J
is   going   on   at   this   university,   and   central committee which v': |1
to   organize   the   various   activities   in   campaign of publicity and1
jsueh   a   way  that   tho  students  can't   tion, which will bring siipi*
£J .a
*, a ,
Coaches or  managers of   thc   three1 help but being interested, j students. Thc actual work ;
teams in question will give brief out- ' IN TIIUNDEItniRl) ;tion is done by those club*'
lines of the potntialities of their | Thunderbird Club is more of a cd on the committee, afu'r ^
teams, familiarizing tlie student with planning board which will coordinate ' has thought out the angle o!|
just what calibre of sport clubs that   the aetviitios of the university. i    Chairman of thc club is ^i
exist on the campus. |    Feeling  of  the   group  is  lhat  each   American football star, v,'!,c|
Added   attraction   from   downtown ' university   orgnaization    must   baiow   the importance of foam '•''""'
! Knia.ht, still instilled v.1'1''
that football coach Orvn-''
hh h asaiat in promoting or ptiMi- 'placed in him tin-! in th''
/ing campus activities will meet to team, is Hying to ■;■'■>''
■nl;  out  what  plans will  be nee,led   spirit over the rest cf the '-■
If they ore willing to get into condition, spend a Rame on
bench   when   they   make   mistakes   and   generally   change   from    Vancouver will 'be pianist Russ Black   what   the  other  is  doing  in   the  pro- ' playing   field,   is   applying I
brine; pampered prima donnas  to  fi^htim? hockey  players,  they   ^m  tho  Cnvo  Supper  Club   neeom-   motion of various events, so there will   principles  to other /kid*    f
.      * 1 i i 1     / panist and manager for Dorothy Shay,   he  no overlapping of jobs.
can soon res'ain lace that they have lost. , |   ni   ..       t..,,,,  „.,,,„,,.,;.,„,.  .,„  ,,., n     r , .      , ,■       t ■
° •' I    ni.KK,   a   star   onteitamor   as   v.eii,    liopre..enti!jvos   irom   organisation
If not, wc had better scrap the k\nm now before any more  mi   ,m   accomplished   master   at        '
money and effort is wasted on it and turn our attention to  keyboard, will give out with a
somethiiip; like p.rass hockey or cricket. , j ™l»t>™ f'«' the uu-etmg.
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