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The Ubyssey Jan 18, 1946

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 Forestry Department Revision Now Under Way
McGoun Finals
Last Night
• THE McGOUN Cup Debate,
scheduled for 8:00 p.m. last
night In Arts 100, was to take
place as planned unless, to the
further despair of Parliamentary
Forum executives, still more un-
forseen and undesired circumstances occurred.
After living in a state of suspended anxiety regarding tho
whereabouts, and tha arrival of,
• UBC's home team was
loser in Friday night's
debate against University
o! Manitoba's team, in the
competition for the McGoun Cup/
In Saskatoon, UBC was
announced to be the loser
over tho University of
Saskatchewan team.
Final resuba and totals
will (be announced in
Tuesday's Ubyssey.
Peyton Lyon and Max Haskell,
Manitoba University's travelling
team, Forum president Hal Daykin announced Friday morning
that they would arrive by special
plane from Lethbridge at 6:00 p.m.
two.hours before the debate.
Daykin explained that his elation on receiving this news was
due to relief at hearing that the
two Manitoba students were definitely going to arrive. Originally,
they were expected in Vancouver
at 6:35 a.m. Thursday, but because
of "the rude wind's wild lament
and the bitter weather," the Trans-
Canada Airlines plane was grounded at Winnipeg and the flight was
cancelled at Regina.
"On the home-front" meanwhile,
Dave Williams, speaking for UBC,
suffered a sudden attack of influenza and forsook the floor-
pacing of Daykin and his executive for the warm confines of his
However, he managed to struggle out of bed for the debate. His
partner, Morris Berson remained
Mr. Justice James M. Coady, of
the British Columbia Supreme
Court, C.K. Guild, K.C. and Mr.
W. L. MacTavish of the Daily
Province judged the debate, the
topic being "Resolved that the
Dominion Government should undertake to guarantee the provision
of suitable employment at all
times for all persons able and willing to work."
After the debate, Dr. Walter N.
Sage, honorary f president of the
Forum and preslder of the debate,
entertained the debaters, the
judges and Forum executive.
Vol. xxvin
No. 35
By Allan Lewis
•   BIG THINGS are happening for the Forestry lads this
year and President Dave Bakewell is having a hard time
steering his fifth year engineering course in troubled waters.
On the agenda for this term is a forestry dance frolic with a
full scale banquet taking place just before exams. Helping
Dave along are Vtae-President Al Webster, Treasurer Tommy
Thompson and'Secretary-Historian Harry Castillou.
$700,000 Permanent Structure
To House Physics Department
• COMPLETE PLANS for a $700,000 Physics building,
first permanent building to be constructed on the campus
in 20 years, were released Friday by President N. A. M.
MacKenzie. Tenders for the building will be called before
the middle of February.
The structure, which will be
composed of a basement and two
floors fitted out with all the equipment to delight the hearts of
physicist! of the future, has been
designed after the general pattern
of ultra-modern Swedish physics
More than a year was spent in
planning the structure by a special
committee appointed to make a
study of scientific laboratories in
the United States and Europe.
The building was finally designed
to minimize horizontal and vertical
travel and afford students quick
access to three large lecture
theatres to be located near the
main entrance on the first floor.
The building will be situated
immediately east of the present
Science building, facing the
approach road between the Arts
and Science quadrangles. It will
have a frontage of 210 feet with a
depth of 144 feet and will be architecturally reinforced concrete with
exposed facades of veneered
Three air-conditioned lecture
theatres, artificially lighted and
acoustically treated for experimental lectures and demonstrations will
provide a seating capacity for 272
students in the largest and 140 in
the two smaller adjacent theatres.
Mechanical, electrical, woodworking, and glass blowing workshops with storage facilities for
preparing experimental equipment
will be located on the main floor.
On the same floor will be six
standard laboratories and will each
contain an instructor's office from
which electrical services can be
controlled. The main floor will
also contain four small research
rcoms and dark rooms.
The second floor will contain six
more standard physics laboratories
and six lecture rooms varying in
size to accomodate 15 to 48 students.
(See Physics Bldg., Page 3)
regarding housing for student veterans has been received
from the Canadian Legion
Housing Register.
Needed are rooms with board
for single persons and rooms or
suites for married couples with
and without children.
Information will be received
at the University Legion Office,
AL1553, from 9:30 un, to 3:30
Frosh Party To Be
Held On Jan. 30
•   THE    ANNUAL    Freshman
Class Party is to be held in
the Armoury, Wednesday, January
Frosh couples and ex-service
second term freshmen will receive
free tickets on presentation of
student passes at the quad box-
office Thursday, January 24. Servicemen bringing their wives must
pay 50 cents admission and freshettes bringing upperclassmen will
be charged a dollar.
Philip Evans, president of the
Freshman class, is in charge of arrangements.
Law Faculty
Holds Opening
• HON. Gordon M. G. Sloan,
Chief Justice ef B.C., officially
opened the University of British
Columbia Law Faculty at 8 p.m.
Thursday in Brocx Memorial
In his message to the graduating
class Chief Justice Sloan said they
were about to enter a building of
many rooms and of great interest.
The influence of the Nuremburg
trials on future world peace was
emphasized by Chief Justice Wendell B. Farrls when he gave the
keynote address.
"Only under the rule of international law can peace abound on
earth . The year 1045 ended the
rule of anarchy and 1946 ushers
in the rule of law," His Lordship
Other speakers Included Attorney-General R. L. Maitland, K.C,
and C. H. Locke, K.C, representing the B.C. Law Society, R. H.
Tupper, K.C., and C. M. OBrian,
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie President of the University acted qs
Pitt Lake Experimental Tract-
New Campus Building Planned
• UBC's FOREST DEPARTMENT revision plans, under
consideration for the past year, have finally been completed by Prof. J. E. Liersch, head of the Department, and
are now in the hands of President MacKenzie for his
Draft plans for a separate forest building have already been
made, but as yet the necessary funds have not been allotted.
The new curriculum is designed
to spread forestry subjects throughout the %four years instead of
crowding most of them into the
fifth and final year as at present.
Chief revisal is the establishment
of a fourth option, a chemical
wood products course.
In this option, the student will
receive a thorough training ln
forestry, with special reference to
the growth characteristics and
anatomical structure of wood, and
a firm grounding In chemistry.
During the past two years, Chief
Justice Sloan has been conducting
an inquest into the condition of
Forestry and the Forest Industries
in BC. Just a few days ago, his
recommendations based on an exhaustive Inquiry were presented
to the Government.
The recommendation most vitally
affecting the University is that
dealing with the establishment of
a separate Faculty of Forestry,
and a general strengthening of the
Forestry curriculum.
The report, submitted by Prof.
Liersch, deals with these very
points and calls for a more uniform
curriculum for all Forestry students In their lower years, with
options to specialize in four differ,
ent branches of Forestry in their
upper years.
Of equal Importance will be the
establishment of a Spring Session
of from three to six weeks at the
University Research Forest at Pitt
Lake, where practical forest problems will be studied ln forest
growth, sustained yield and timber
The four options to be offered
are headed by Forest Engineering,
in which students will enroll in the
Faculty of Applied Science, as at
present. In this option the first
two years will be the same as In
the past, with changes in the 3rd,
4th and 5th years.
Replacing the present Botany
option, will be a curriculum in
Technical Forestry, where the
students will start their forestry
Work in second year, taking seven
units of forestry in third year, with
six units of botany and three units
in an optional subject.
In the fourth and fifth years they
will go into straight forestry
courses, together with forest botany
and entomology.
A third option will be Forest
Business Administration. This
curriculum is identical with the
Technical Forestry course in the
first years. In the last year however, students following this option,
instead of receiving instruction in
advanced courses in silviculture,
mensuration and management will
take four commerce subjects. /'
This option is designed to replace
the present combined Commerce-
Forestry course, training men for
the business aspect of the Forest
Debaters' Duel
Looms On Campus
• UNDETERRED by the pros-
pect of a duel in the offing,
Gordon Martin, LPP leader on the
campus, has accepted CCF leader
Bob Harwood's challenge to "defend in debate the formation of
political clubs at UBC."
In Thursday's Ubyssey, Harwood
charged that the formation of political parties at UBC would bring
professional politicians and party
stooges to the oampus, masquerading as students.
He went on to say that, since
the provocation was his, the
"choice of weapons" was also his.
Weapons have not yet been specified, but It is thought that they
will consist of volumes of "Das
Kapital" to be hurled at twenty
In accepting the challenge, Martin declared that he was prepared
to debate under the conditions
proposed in the Ubyssey and waa
"pleased to support the argument
foi freedom of political organization."
Harry Castillou, leader of the
Liberal Party in the Parliamentary Forum, stated in an exclusive
one-minute interview that his
party has definitely no intention of
attempting to form a Liberal club
on the campus.
• FEEL LIKE dancing? Come
out to the Whidbey Whirl to-
nigfiht, January 19 after the basketball game. Whirling is from
10 p.m. to 12 midnight to the music
of Joe Micelli and his Air Force
This Mixer is sponsored by the
Engineers Undergraduate Society,
admission being |1 per couple.
Competition Rife For Crown
Gamma Phi Beta
Alpha Omlcron PI
Alpha Gamma Delta
Ten Pretty Girls Of UBG Want To Be Queen
• MEN! Here is your chance
to win a beeootiful orchid
corsage for the girlfriend. Ten
lovely blooms wil be raffled off
Monday and Tuesday of next
Tickets can be obtained from
Sorority girls and are only twenty-
five cents apiece.
The drawing will take place on
Tuesday, 1:00 In the Caf. Corsages
may be picked up fresh and alive
at Point Grey Florists either on
Thursday or Friday. «.
Delta Phi Epsilon
glorious Mardi Gras will be
the crowning of the Queen. Amid
the splendour and excitement of
this traditional carnival, the loveliest girl on the campus will be
chosen to reign over the festivities.
Candidates for this honor are
picturer here today and include
five brunettes, three blondes, one
redhead and one brownette.
The A D Pi's are putting up
Brunete Dot Reid, stunning nursing student.
Running for Alpha Gam is pert
little Joan Jarvis.   She is the only
Delta Gamma . . .
brownette candidate and may
have served you if you have entered the store of a well-known
jeweler lately.
Lovely Lynn Torrance from
Home Ec is being put up by A O
Pi. She was the lucky lady who
won Dick Ellis in the Jokers
Alpha Phi's are sponsoring the
attractive brunette Pat Borgerson.
Proving braias and beauty do go
together, Pat Is a fourth year
Chem student.
Bubble blowing Delta Gamma's
have striking Mary Francis Flesh-
er of LS-MFF fame.
Petite Eva Chernov is running
Freshette  .   .  .
for UBC's newest sorority, D Phi
E. This sweet little co-ed is also
a brunette.
The redhead is vivacious Maxine
McClung, a Gamma Phi and also
a model at the Bay fashion shows.
Thetas are sponsoring pretty
Isabel McKenzie who caused quite
a furor on the campus when she
appeared as Beauty-on-the-Spot.
Wearing the Kappa key is regal
and blonde Anne Laird, second
year Arts.
Elocuted by the Freshettes, to
be their candidate, is lovely
blonde, Ruby Dunlop.
Alpha Delta PI  .  .  .
—Ubyssey photo
Maxine McClung
-photo by Marlow
,  .  Lyn Torrence
—Ubyssey photo
.  .  .  Joan Jarvis
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Alpha Phi
Kappa Alpha Theta
-Ubyssey  photo
Eva Chernov
—pliot (i by Kals
Mary Frances Flesher
-Ubyssey photo
Ruby Dunlop
photo by Kals
Dorothy Reid
-photo by Marlow
.   .   Anne Laird
—photo by Kala
Pat Borgerson
-I'byssry  photo
Isabel McKenzie THE UBYSSEY, Saturday, January 18, 1946, Page 2
Whither Forestry
by the Provincial Government late in 1943
to study the whole question of forestry in
British Columbia, has made its report.
Many of its recommendations call for complete revision of Government Policy and
re-writing of certain sections of the Forest
Act. Other recommendations, such as
greater protection of cut over land to prevent
recurring fires, have long been recognized
as essential for sound forest practice.
But a report to the Government is not
legislation. The condition of the forests of
British Columbia is no better now than it
was before the start of the investigation.
The public in general and particularly
interested persons and the Government, are
more, fully cognizant of the facts as they
exist, but much thought and careful consideration remains yet to be given this
subject before we are on the road to better
forest practices. Fortunately the Government has stated on several occasions that
the findings of the Royal Commission will
be implemented.
How does this affect any portion of the
student body at the university?
It is well known that some 40-odd cents
out of every dollar of income in the Province is derived from the forest resources.
The continuation of the productive capacity
of forest land means the continued prosperity
of British Columbians on a scale to or
possibly greater than that enjoyed at present
or in the past.
It does not follow that Government income
will be maintained or increased also. The
implication of the Report is that a larger
portion of Provincial Revenue from forests
must be re-invested in keeping healthy the
goose that lays the golden eggs in order
that there will be a goose in future and a
continued production of golden eggs.
Thus, for a number of years, the direct
revenue to the Government may be smaller
than it has been in the past, but if forest
lands are kept continuously productive the
income will be enjoyed in perpetuity.
The effect of the Report upon the profession of forestry, especially when implemented by legislation, will be far
reaching. Without doubt a great increase in
the number of trained foresters will be
required in silviculture, in forest management, in tree planting, in forest engineering
and surveys of all types, and in fire protection. Much more attention will have to
be given to insect infestations and fungus
diseases. Research in all phases of Forestry
will need to be increased to provide answers
to the many pressing problems which will
present themselves.
Naturally the profession will look to the
University for trained men. It is not to be
expected that the University will supply
professional foresters or forest%experts who
require years of practical experience following graduation, but it will train young men
in the fundamental sciences, mathematics,
economics, engineering and basic forestry
subjects which are the tools-in-trade of the
However, it would be a mistake to assume
that all these opportunities will develop at
once and in the immediate future. Progress
in forestry will be slow. It will take a
decade to put some of the simplest forest
practices into effect and possibly several to
attain a reasonable assurance of sustained
yield for the whole Province.
Likewise the demand for trained men will
build up gradually. Before making the
decision to obtain a degree in Forestry,
students should consult sources of sound
advice and be certain that they are suited
for the profession in the matter of temper-
ment, taste and physique.
—By F. Malcolm Knapp.
for cutting trees. When it has cut enough
trees it throws them in the water and they
are washed up on the beach and make swell
places for beach-fires. We should all, therefore, admire the logging industry and prevent forest fires, which annoy it very much.
The first thing needed for a logging industry is a forest, preferably a forest of trees.
Trees have, on the whole, been found to
make the best lumber, and every effort
should be made to start a logging industry
in a region where there are trees.
Trees are usually found by a man called
a surveyor, who goes out with his dog and
finds all the trees you want by keeping away
from cities and highways. The dog has been
found invaluable for this purpose, and has
his own sleeping quarters, called a pup-tent.
Once a tree has been found, a man with
a Swedish accent is sent out to cut it down.
This man, known as a "faller," can easily be
identified by the fact that he yells "timber!"
just before the tree falls down.
Unfortunately, if you are close enough
to a faller to hear him yell "timber!" you
will probably be killed by the tree when it
falls down. This is known as workman's
compensation and is quite popular.
Besides his axe and his Swedish accent,
the faller must take along a friend who is a
"bucker." This man saws the big tree, once
it is felled, into a lot of little trees, making
it look like more and fooling the company.
Wherever the faller and bucker go they
are followed by a donkey. This donkey pulls
itself along by means of a line attached to a
winch. By turning the winch, the line shortens until the donkey is fairly close to the
tree. Then some more men, called "chokermen," approach the tree and choke it with
a line attached to the winch of the donkey.
When they think they have choked the tree
enough, the chokermen shout at a little man
sitting on a stump.
The little man is the "whistle punk," and
when the chokermen shout at him he hoots
his whistle back at them and the winch
starts revolving furiously, bringing the tree
closer to the donkey, and probably rolling
over one of the chokermen, providing more
workman's compensation, which is appreciated by all concerned.
The donkey keeps turning its winch until
the tree has been hauled up to what is
called a "coldeck pile." This consists of a
large number of trees heaped together so
that they can be taken away. Here, another
donkey, much larger than the first and with
a considerable number of winches revolving
with steam coming out of the ends, is
brought up. By now the loggers are all
excited to see what will happen next.
First the tree is loaded onto a flat-car by
the first loader and the second loader. The
first loader is the loader whoigets killed
first when the winches toss around the logs.
The second loader is only allowed to get
killed after the first loader, and therefore
receives less pay.
During this operation, the donkey becomes
so excited turning its winches that it gives
off sparks. To counteract this, it is necessary to hire a "spark-chaser," who chases
the spark into the woods until one or the
other is extinguished.
When the tree has been placed on the
flatcar, it becomes a log. This is made
official by a "scaler," a man who climbs up
on the loads and measures the logs in board
feet. When the locomotive engineer thinks
the scaler has measured enough board feet,
he starts the train, throwing the scaler off
the loads and usually killing him. Besides
the workman's compensation involved, this
helps to amuse the locomotive engineer and
prepare him for the arduous journey ahead.
During the trip, the logs depend for their
welfare upon two men who sit on top of
the last load of logs with their knees crossed.
These are known as "brakemen," or
"brakies," and it is their function to annoy
the locomotive as much as possible. They
do this by jumping off the train, seizing
switches, and forcing the locomotive into a
siding. They then wave their arms at one
another until the locomotive is obliged to go
to the back of the train in disgrace. The
train then starts off again with the locomotive 'tamely pushing, instead of pulling and
fuming at the,sight of the two "brakies"
now sitting on top of the front load, with
their knees crossed.
Thus, when the locomotive reaches the
sea, it is in an excellent mood to hurl all the
logs into the water and stalk back into the
woods in a huff. What the locomotive
doesn't know, of course, is that this is exactly
what the company wants it to do. For, as
soon as the locomotive has gone, a number
of men appear on the logs, and start sticking
them with sharp poles to see if they are
These are the "boommen," whose job
consists chiefly of staying on the logs without falling into the water. At this point,
another scaler appears to see whether the
dead scaler up in the woods has correctly
counted the number of board feet in the logs.
Unfortunately, this scaler is maintained
by the government and the company cannot
kill him off. Unless, of course, there is a
change in the government, in which case
the company can obtain permission without
much difficulty.
Finally, a tug comes into the bay to take
away all the logs that have been found to be
ripe and showing the proper number of
board feet. When it is a suitable distance
out to sea, the tug is struck by a sharp storm,
losing most of its logs, which are washed up
on the beaches, where they are quickly
demolished by a swarm of beach parties.
• ON BUSES AND IN THE CAF frequently I hear the
view expressed that it is useless and wasteful for girls
to go to university because, after graduation, they only get
married. Although the fact that all university girls get
married may well be questioned also, I intend to present
some ideas to refute the opinion of the futility of a higher
education for women.
First of all, is education's only
purpjse to enable an Individual
to get a job and make some money? Many criticise the girl who
receives her diploma, only to set
it aside to assume the role of marriage. Has she wasted her four
years at university? I am convinced that she has not, for thc
advantages' of education cannot be
measured in remunerative terms
Fundamental to a successful
marriage  is  the common interest
and understanding on the part of
the two partners. With the opportunities of university education
offered to so many men, university life, personal friends, and
professors can serve as a mutual
bond. This fact I think is even
more important these days when
so many boys will be spending
four of five years of their lives at
Two sociologists, Burgess and
Cdttrell, point out that marital
happiness is favored by having a
high level of formal education. I
think that the reason for this is
apparent. With a good education
a girl is potentially capable of becoming financially secure and of
obtaining a more Interesting occupation. Therefore she obviously
would consider more carefully
giving up this type of life than
would a girl who was earning a
low wage at a tedious job. From
studies of marriage, boredom and
a desire for security, as reasons,
for marriage, appear more frequently in the lower income
groups. In addition love and a desire for companionship are fostered by tolerance and an unprejudiced attitude — the basic aims
of education.
Personal enjoyment, I feel, is
one of the main advantages of a
university education. Your personal contacts with other people
of your own age group, the wide
choice for participation in club
activity and the social life offered
are valuable in your adjustment
as a mature adult. The advantages of an excellent library and
the introduction one receives to
various Melds of reading cannot
be forgotten.
Today, basic economics and history are necessary to read a newspaper intelligently. Since women
have been given the right to vote
and take paTt ln civic affairs, I
think that It is essential that they
understand the democratic principles of government, participation
in which is offered in campus government and club activities.
In addition, a woman who is the
wife of a prominent leader in a
community, is expected to meet
her husband's associates and be
able to discuss intelligently situations of community and world importance. A woman without an
intelligent far-sighted view, is
more apt to jeopardize her husband's position by Illogical
Training in a profession or specialized field, attainable at university, is a form of insurance for
any girl. If at any time it becomes necessary for a girl to earn
her own living, training and education facilitates financial independence.
Perhaps many of the men hold
up as the ideal wife the old-
fashioned girl who "sat on a cushion and sewed a fine seam." However, science and cook books have
made lt possible for a modern
wife to provide more than a good
meal and entertainment. Through
the oportunities of education, a
woman can now be, in addition, a
companion and consultant. I have
tasted many good pies and chocolate cakes cooked by a so-called
educated woman. However, to
achieve superiority with a vacuum
cleaner or a cook book, she did
not have to spend fourteen hours
a day.
If the value and achievements of
education cease when u girl mar.
ries, why permit girls to go to
public school or even to kindergarten?
—Barbara Smith
• NEXT WEEK'S Beauty-on-the-
Spot ls Lorna Shields. Her
copy is due at the Pub on or before
Thursday at 1:00 pan. It must be
typed and double-spaced.
# Pail! Blinyan By Harry Castillou
•   PAUL WAS BORN in the State of Maine and the stork
expired from a state of exhaustion.
Paul was anchored in his cradle off the coast of Maine.
Seven warships were sunk trying to awaken him. At the
age of two, Paul built Niagara Falls so he could take a
shower bath.
Paul dug the Great Lakes to
make a water hole for Babe, his
great blue ox. Babe's feet caused
the 10,000 lakes and Iron mines of
While down south, Paul got
lonesome for white snow so he invented cotton. He would sit and
smoke his pipe down in Missouri,
while he worked out his problems. These mountains are now
called "The Old Smokies."
The Mississippi was caused by
a leak in one of his water wagons,
in deepening the river the dirt
thrown at one spot formed the
Allegheny Mountains. Paul worked so fast he threw dirt in two
directions at once. Chris Cross-
haul drove the wrong logs down
this river. To get them Paul fed
Babe salt pork and the ox sucked
.them back, logs and all.
Bunyan's briny tears filled Salty
Lake with its salty water. His
men cooled their axes in this, thus
causing the hot springs of Dakota.
Paul's dinner horn was so big
that the first time it was blown
ten acres of land were cleared. In
the land of the atonewood trees
he invented the two edged axe
that sharpened on the back swing.
When Bunyan was out for a
walk he dragged his heavy hook
after him digging the Grand Canyon. Puget Sound was excavated,
but It filled up with water so it
couldn't be used.
When they wanted* to move to a
new location Babe was hitched to
the whole camp. They could move
three thousand miles in one day.
The North Pole pointer is cor
rect except for the three years that
Paul turned the world around so
north was south and south was
He stood at the lower end of
Texas and hit rocks into Florida,
thus beginning the game of golf
in North America. His man, Johnny Inkellnger, in trying to discover
Section 37 found that the surveying
stakes were taken by Paul's men
to the Ideal Forest.
• Out of
the PAST
Class of '24-
—Geoffrey Blundell Riddehough-
"Slnce joining '24 in his sophomore year, Geoff has collected a
wide circle of friends and a scholastic reputation of the highest order, both due, apparently, to dual
personality, a prof's mind and
Puck's imagination.
He ia leader of the Right hi the
Historical Society, President of
the Letters Club, and a ci-devant
member of the Pub. Unfortunately,
his production of Nancy Lee verse
haa declined this year — probably
because he spends all his spare
time in the reading room collecting material for a doctor's thesis
on freshettlquette."
—From 1923 iMC Annual.
1946 — G. B. Rlddehough is now
an Assistant Professor in the department of classics.
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• "THE TIME HAS COME" the walrus said "to speak of
many things". This may be considered tke key note
of the recent Royal Commission hearings on forestry. Many
things were said—enough to fill some twenty-four volumes—
and the gist of the findings is that an inadequate part of the
direct provincial revenues from the forests has been returned
to them to ensure their continued productivity.
Hie more optimistic have high       ————————————»
hopes that Chief Justice Sloan's
recommendations will be translated into definite action, that our
forests will be regarded in fact as
well as in theory as a renewable
resource, and that our good forest
acres will receive • new deal. If
increased funds are forthcoming,
how' soon can a first class forestry
program be put into effect?
To date little real forestry has
been practiced in British Columbia; the knowledge we have has
been obtained by experience and
by research on a very limited
scale. And yet, within the next
year or two, the foresters of the
province likely will be given unlimited support to establish a new
policy and to show how forestry
can be put into effect.
In other words, tha forester nay
be told to get going on this forestry program for which he has
been crying. Unfortuna|tely, he
may know neither where' to begin
nor how to get going. Forestry
will be seriously handicapped,
therefore, during the next chpede
because of the lack of c& fhttn-
sive research program during the
Obviously, immediate attention
should be given to setting up
studies on various logging operations in the different forest regions. Co-operation between the
British   Columbia  Forest Service
and the industry in experimentation oiv a large scale by the best
men available, is much to be desired.
Although research efforts in
silviculture may be concerned in
obtaining a maximum of natural
regeneration following logging,
many other problems should be
Included in the program. Very little is known of the biology of the
forest, of the site requirements of
our important species, and even
of their life cycles and seeding
habits; all of these are important
in natural regeneration.
The great possibilities offered by
the development of strains of native trees through selection of
seed and plants and by controlled
breeding have not been realized.
It can be said truthfully that wa
know almost nothing about the
genetics of our forest trees.
It seems obvious that a substantial part of the funds available
should be allocated to- research in
order that a sound basis for forestry practice may be set up.
Before many of the recommendations of the Royal Commission
can be put into practice — effectively, Intelligently ,and on a large
scale it will be necessary to discover how the funds can best be
used to perpetuate the forest
wealth of British Columbia.
• LETTERS To The Editor
Dear Madam:
Judging by the difficulty one has
in fighting through the crowd to
secure a copy of the Ubyssey, the
student body reads it. Therefore
in desperation I appeal to you to
publish this letter. It is a last
resource. Both Miss Lanning and
Miss Smith refuse to co-operate
in having the culprits boiled in
oil, flayed alive or torn apart on
a rack, the only punishments
which appear to fit the crime. And
both appear to believe still that
kind words and gentle pleadings
are all that is necessary. So here
are the kind words.
Please, oh please, fellow students, you who have abstracted
unlawfully from the reserve
shelves the eighty-five books
which the rest of us need urgently,
return themi It must be as easy
to return 'them nefariously and
sureptltiously as it was to smuggle
them out of the library. Only return them and all will be forgiven.
(I have Miss Lannlng's and Miss
Smith's word for this.) But return
them.   Return especially the sev
en out of the total of ten which
were ordered especially for . . .
well, the people who have them
know which course as well as I
My reason for writing this is
pure altruism. It is too late now
for the books which I needed last
term to do me any good. But
there are other people who might
be saved the indignities to which
the victims of the book abstractors
have been subjected.
Please   use   your Imaginations,
you who have the books!
Yours truly,
One of the Victims.
• ALL VETERANS on the campus who have received war
service decorations but have not
yet had their investiture are asked
to register at the Legion office,
Hut 33, on the West Mall before
January 26.
• LOST: A sum of money on the
campus Tuesday. Will finder please
return to Jean MacFarlane in the
Pub or phone ALO707L.
Dueck Chevrolet Oldsmobile
Everything For Your Car
1305 W. Broadway BAy. 4661
Head Office
faculty alike—will find a friendly, helpful banking service at Canada's Oldest
working with Canadiana In
every walk of Ufe since
West Point Grey Branch ._.,.,_,
E. J. Schledel, Mgr.
Sasamat and Tenth •Week-end   Review
And Preview b* lee gidney
• ENDING on Sunday, January
20,   at   the   Art   Gallery   is   a
one-man show of water-colors by
Jack Shadbolt. All it contains
were completed in the last three
years during which Mr. Shadbolt's
work as a Canadian war-artist
has been gaining htm a lot of attention.
There are really three sections
to the show. Of these one is devoted to snatches of our own Canadian Scene: BC beaches, trees
and rocks, Vancouver's streets,
and such currently topical things
as "H.M.S. Implacable In Vancouver Harbour."
The other two sections contain
the work done in Epgland during
his  service  overseas  and  is  di-
singing    in    Vancouver    next
week bringing us again her own
\vell-tempered voice and technique, and reminding us again of
the magnificent artistic achievement of her race. A detached visitor from another and more reasonable planet might think it rather odd of us not to accord them
at least full racial equality with
The choleric but willing bearers
of the "white man's burden" who
deny us this freedom from prejudice should read a short story
first published in the "New Yorker" and recently reissued in a
book of short stories — "A Short
Wait Between Trains" by Robert
It tells about three negro soldiers proceeding to  *<  new post
*    *
any  of you who may want
some color-reproductions of paintings I advise a copy of the newly
published "Art News Annual," a
yearly publication of the magazine
"Art News." This year's issue
features the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor
of its 75th anniversary.   It costs
vided into two groups called
"Bombed Buildings, London," and
"Cornish Fishing Villages."
Water-color is Mr. Shadbolt's
bsst medium to my way of thinking, and these are certainly the
be&t water-colors which have been
available for some time, for our
personal inspection in Vancouver.
Some of them have an almost
flashing brilliance to the eye which
seems on analysis to be due to
the clarity of his color, and the
sure, not heavy, but rather emphatic use of line. I liked especially "Poking in the Debris, South
Kensington" in the London group;
"The Pink House, Mousehole" and
the two of "Lamorna Cove" in the
Cornish things.
who had to wait at a station between trains. They were hungry,
and eventually, though without
much hope, went into the station
cafe to get something to eat. The
cashier was a good Christian and
a good democrat and said OF
COURSE they couldn't eat there
but told them about a place where
they could. This waa three miles
away and they protested that they
would not have time before their
train. So finally they were told to
go back to the kitchen and they'd
give them something there. While
this conversation was in progress
a group of Nazi war-prisoners
were marched in, seated, and served, and the bitter speculations of
one of the negro soldiers on this
example of the democracy he was
fighting for give point to the
three dollars and the many full
color pages in its 172 make it well
worth it,
Anyone who like myself is mildly balletomanic may like to know
that a Russian-made film of the
Ballet is being shown during the
Vancouver Institute Meeting on
Saturday at 8:15 In the university
•   TWO NEW OFFERS to establish prizes for university
students have been accepted by the President, Dr. N. A.
M. MacKenzie, subject to the approval of the Board, it was
announced today.
The British Columbia Packers
Limited has offered four prizes for
essays written by students registered in any year of the Fisheries
Courses at the university,
A first prize of $100 and a second
prize of $50 will be • awarded for
the two best essays on each of the
following subjects:
1. Increasing salmon production
through the scientific management
of lakes and streams of B.C. involving a resident scientist on
each important river system.
2. The fish hatchery as a means
of increasing the abundance of
Students registered in any year
of the Fisheries course may each
submit one essay. Students who
intend to compete should immediately consult Dr. William S. Hoar,
Professor of Zoology and Fisheries,
(Room 211, Applied Science Building).
Essays must be submitted to Dr.
Hoar not later than April 1, 1949.
Engineers To Hear
Navy Specialist
• ENGINEERING    Institute    of
Canada will present Electrical
Commander Deane, R.C.N., who
will give an illustrated lecture on
"Electricity in the Navy."
The lecture will be given on
Monday, January 21, at 8 p.m. in
the Y.M.C.A. building.
This talk has been specially prepared to familiarize engineers
with the most recent electrical
developments in the Canadian
Navy. All members are urged to
attend and to plan on being present at all regular monthly meetings.
• VALUE $750.00 at the Toronto
Conservatory   of   Music   and
eash prizes totalling 5250.00 for
original musical compositions.
Open to Canadians under 22 years
of age on March 31st, 1946, the
closing date for entries.
For entry forms and full information apply to Composers Authors and Publishers Association
of Canada Limited, 2 King Street
East, Toronto 1, Canada. Charles
B. Wood Registrar.
Winning essays may be used by
the B.C. Packers Limited for publication.
The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (British Columbia Section) has offered a prize
of $100 for the best Master's Thesis
prepared during the Session 1945-
46 by a graduate at the University
of British Columbia on the subject
of mining, geology, or metallurgy.
The purpose of this award is to
stimulate Interest ln the mining
The award will be made in May
1946, by Senate, on the recommendation of the heads of the departments concerned.
Arrangements will be made by
the Institute to publish the winning thesis.
Students who intend to compete
for this prize should inform the
head of their department. The
last day for submitting theses is
Thursday, April 18.
• WANTED: Ex-serviceman with
overseas service and some training
In statistics as statistician. Fulltime employment. See Mr. McLean
in Veterans Bureau, Hut 33.
• LOST: Typewritten translation
of Sylvestre Bonnard from Arts
Letter Rack.   Phone AL0050.
• LOST: Wine and gold Waterman fountain pen, probably in Hut
16 on Monday, January 14. Finder
please return to AMS office. Thank
• LOST: Pair of glasses In brown
leather case. Finder please return
to AMS office or phone KE0919Y.
• FOR SALE: 1st year Latin,
French, Chemistry books. Phone
• WANTED: Graduate student in
Bacteriology as junior bacteriologist. See Mr. McLean in Veterans
• NOTICE: There will be a
Rowing Club meeting in Arts 204,
Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 12:30.
• NOTICE: Norman Edward
Greenaway is asked to contact
Sqdn.-Ldr. Keith Robinson, RAAF,
at St. Francis Hotel or MA2181.
Lawyer Loses
To Forumite
• HUMFREY BLAKE, supported
by a large majority of the
Members of the House, was the
victor in Wednesday's debate of
the Parliamentary Forum held at
Representing the Forum, Blake
opposed the motion Introduced by
the Prime Minister, Law Faculty's
David Tupper, which read. "Moved
that the Institution of Socialism in
Canada would impair personal
• freedom."
Tupper declared that though
idealists are very fine and necessary as individuals, that "in great
mobs, they have a huge capacity
for harm." Despite his admiration
for schoolteachers as such, he did
not wish to see them try to run
the country according to their
class-room tactics.
In reply, Blake stated that,
"schollteachers and ministers with
their experience with people in a
good way would undoubtedly run
the country better than lawyers
with their experience with people
in a criminal way."
Opposition Leader Blake also
pointed out that the Prime Minister
kept referring to the government
as "it" instead of using the proper
pronoun "we" since it is composed
of the people.
In support of Blake, Gordon
Martin, another Law student, cited
Russia as the supreme example of
advance in every field. He said
that if freedom of the people to
change their government as often
as they liked was the truest test
of a democracy, then France is the
supreme example of a true democracy, since "aha has, in the past,
changed her government as often
as every week, every daf and every
Soward Returns
To New Position
• PROFESSOR F. H. Soward,
professor of history at UBC
and now on leave of absence with
the Department of External Affairs, will return to the university
in September as "Director of International Studies," it was announced today by the President.
This new position was created
with a view to co-ordinating the
work in in international relations
and other allied fields not covered
by other departments, Dr. MacKenzie stated. It will make it
possible for the university to take
advantage of the valuable experience which Professor Soward has
gained with the Department of
External Affairs. He will continue
as a professor in the Department
of History, however.
Professor Soward, a graduate of
Toronto, went to Oxford after the
last war on the Edward Kylle Memorial Scholarship. He obtained
his B. Litt. degree from Oxford
after one year's study.
He was appointed *o the staff of
the University ot British Columbia
in 1922, promoted to Associate Professor in 1929. and to full Professor
in 1936.
In 1943 he was given leave of
absence to become a special assistant with the Department of External Affairs.
He has been active with the department in Latin America, South
America and Britain. Most recently he was appointed head of
the Canadian Tela Committee, attending the Empire Conference in
London in 1945, and travelling to
Bermuda and Brazil.
anniversary of the opening of
the Brock Memorial Hall, a tea
dance will be held in the main
lounge Friday, February 1, from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Students'
Council a committee Is being
formed to complete arrangements.
For the first time this year
tickets will be taken at the main
doors of the lounge. This procedure will permit business to continue as usual in the rest of the
Brock Hall.
The barber shop will remain
open, and meetings will be permitted to be held as scheduled.
The Student Council hopes that
this system will prove successful.
• MEETING: The SCM psychology group will meet on Monday,
at 12:30, in Arts 103. The speaker
will be Dr. Black, and his topic,
Types of Egocentrtclty.
Pitt Lake Development
Widens Forestry Scope
•   A MODERN forestry camp, costing approximately $34,800
will be built on the University Forest Research Tract,
situated at Pitt Lake, near the town of Haney.
The buildings are to include a
staff and guest house, four-man
cabins, dining room and kitchen,
washroom and drafting room, and
is to be used for the proposed six
week Spring session.
The 9600 acre forest is approximately forty miles from the campus and can be reached over good
roads in an hour and a half.
According to Prof. F. M. Knapp,
Forestry Department, the tract is
from the standpoint of size, accessibility, variation in forest sites
and variety of timber types, one of
the finest school forests on the
The varied forest types and age
classes  are   practically  ideal  for
Study Cosmic Ray
At High Altitudes
• BOULDER,  Col.   (UP)   -  It
stands to reason that the best
way to study an object is to get
as close as possible to lt.
And that's exactly what's being
done in cosmic ray research at the
Harvard-Uhlverslty of Colorado
high-altitude observatory at Climax, Col,
' The observatory is more than
two miles above sea level in the
breathy reaches of the Rocky
Mountains. From that altitude,
science has been able to make an
interesting study of the sun and
stars. In fact, the observatory soon
will become "one of the most important research centres in the
nation," ln the opinion of Dr. Walter C. Roberts, observatory director.
Dr. Roberts, Harvard astrophysicist, said that the observatory, which played a vital part in
the war, will soon be expanded to
provide for studies ln seismology,
meteorology and botany.
"We plan to build new telescopes
and housings for astronomical
equipment, with laboratory space
for cosmic ray instruments, and
also comfortable year-round quarters for the personnel," the scientist said. "In addition, we plan to
establish a headquarters at the
University of Colorado here where
an analysis, of observations can be
Dr. Roberts' announcement revealed for the first time that the
observatory had taken a vitally
secret part In the war. He stated
that "Important progress" was
made in research dealing with the
sun's effects on radio transmission
and reception, and that the work
was continuing. Data gathered at
the observatory, he said, had
helped to form a basis for accurate
prediction of quality of radio reception by the armed forces both
on the ground and in the air.
Climax is famous as the site of
the world's largest deposit of molybdenum, a metallic element used
in the hardening of steel.
• COMPILATION of the Honor
Roll of UBC students is progressing satisfactorily, Ted Klrkpatrlck, member of the War Mem-
orlal committee stated.
The committee is at present
making plans to obtain from the
list of BC casualties in Victoria, a
list of UBC students who have been
killed in World War II.
The War Memorial committee had
hoped to receive reports from organizations which have records of
members killed in action, but-there
has been little response.
Because every name and decoration] must be vouched for as
correct, the Honor Roll will not
be ready before the end of this
Physics Bldg. <conu
Also on the top floor will be
one large research laboratory, 11
small research laboratories, one
seminar room, and lavatories.
Main feature of the basement
floor will be a high tension lab for
technical experiments served from
a gallery at the first floor level
and requiring a special room
approximately 28 feet in height.
Three large electrical laboratories,
end X-ray laboratory, an optics
laboratory, and three large areas
to be utilized for future research
will also be situated on the basement floor.
An electric freight elevator will
serve all the floors and the building will be mechanically heated
and ventilated.
Accoustlc plaster or tile will be
employed in lecture theatres and
rooms and the rest of the building
will feature plain plaster walls..
demonstration and research purposes. Practical training in silviculture, sustained yield, botany,
timber cruising and growth will
be included among the subjects
studied there.
Medical Journal
Out In March
• MEDICINE, with special emphasis   on   medical  education
will be the keynote of UBC's first
medical journal.
"Its main purpose is to present
to Pre-Med students articles on
medicine as well as creating good
will toward the Medical faculty
from outside sources, especially the
doctors of the Province," says Mike
Shepard, the Joudnal's managing
The first to hit the stands around
the end of March will run about
forty-eight pages and will contain
editorials, articles and news of
interest to Pre-Med students.
It is hoped that the publication
this year will set a precedent for
future years, its editor aays.
In fallowing sessions it will run
as a quarterly but this term only
one edition can be published.
• KINGSTON. Jan. 19-(CUP)-
Under the direction of Dr. R.
C. Burr of the radiology department of Queen's University, a cancer centre is to be opened this
summer in the new Victory Wing
of the Kingston General Hospital.
A certain amount of clinical research and probably some pure
research will be done at the
centre, but the main emphasis will
be on treatment.
According to Dr. Burr, the centre
will provide any surgical and
radiological treatment, but treatment by injection will not be
A lead editorial of the Queen's
Journal states that the antl-canoer
centre is to be under the direct
supervision of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine.
•   ALL   VETERANS   on   the
campus who have received
war service decorations but
have not yet had their investiture are asked to register at
the Legion Office, Hut 33, on
the West Mall, before January
THE UBYSSEY, Saturday, January 18, 1946, Page 3
Queens Cover
Notice Board
• MAMOOKS will take over the
notice board at the foot of the
Caf stairs for their Mardi Gras
project on Monday, January 21.
A display of posters presenting
the nine candidates for Mardi
Gras queen will cover the board
from Monday, January 21, to
Thursday, January 24, Inclusive.
All other notices and signs will
be removed to make way for this
display, as the Mamooks require
the entire board for their project
The posters will be put up late
Saturday or early Monday morning. Radio Society and other notices must be taken down before
that time.
Veterans Tepid On
Downtown Study
• THE   CITIZENS'   Rehabilitation Council has so far had no
applications from veteran students
wishing to take advantage of
downtown study space available
in its offices. The offer was made
by Mr. A. W. Cowley, Executive
Director of the Council, to help
veteran students who find it difficult to come to the UBC Library
in the evening to study.
The UBC branch • of the Canadian Legion urges veteran students to take advantage of this.
Those who wish to do so should
write or phone UBC branch 72 of
the Canadian Legion, University
of British Columbia, Alma 1553.
McGill Chosen For
Vets' Conference
• MONTREAL, Jan 19- (CUP)
Executive meeting of all university veterans societies will be
held at McGill University, January 23 to implement the resolution
of full employment and housing.
The proposed plans are to contact all branches of the Canadian
Legion, trade unions, rehabilitation committees and to on. It ia
expected that a publicity campaign to bring these resolutions
into effect will aa developed as
• LOST: Left ln Arts 100, Kails,
Kern and Bland Plane Trig. Please
leave at AMS office or phone
Former War Plant
Opens As College
• TORONTO, Jan. 19 - (CUP)
—Lectures began at the new
Ajax college Wednesday. Fifteen
hundred students, 80 per cent ex-
servicemen, are in attendance.
The Ajax buildings are 24 miles
from the main campus of the University of Toronto, and at one
time housed a war plant.
A mass meeting of students has
already been held and Toronto
engineering society m e m b ers
taught the beginners their engineer's yell.
First issues of The Varsity, the
University of Toronto's student
newspaper, reached Ajax Tuesday.
The Varsity has been increased
from four to six pages.
Workmen are still at the job
completing the laundry, bath-house
and classrooms. One classroom
wanted at nine a.m. Thursday was
finished only Wednesday night
• MONTREAL, Jan. 19-(CUP)-
A    plan    reviving    exchange
scholarships between Canadian
universities was adopted at the
Nation Federation of Canadian
University Students conference
held at McGill University recently.
Ihe purpose of this system of
exchange scholarships is to encourage an exchange of ideas
among the different regions of
For this purpose the Dominion
haa been divided into four sectors:
British Columbia, the Western
Provinces, Central Provinces and
the Maritimes.
A student must leave his own#
sector in order to qualify for a
Application is to be made during
his second year. Scholarships will
be awarded for the third year.    ■
We are just being old smoothies . . . .
•having so many wonderful scarves for you
to choose from — but we know how you
love colour, gaiety and practicability
all wrapped up in one scarf.   Choose a
hand woven scarf by McKay or the wine
angora and cashmere and look at that
topsy turvy tumble of fish (jokers
beware!) on a- grass green head scarf!
Eenie Meenie Minie Moe	
Catch a scarf and hold your beau!
meoawoNMi* sm NMrxre.
Punters Play       ^       A'^A.*m *■*   Bird HooPsters
At Brockton
• UBC's RUGGED Thunderbirds
will have  flv» new faces in
their Blue and Gold livery when
they meet Vancouver Lions in the
third game of the McKechnie Cup
series at Brockton Oval at 2:30
this afternoon.
Coach Dan Doswell anounced
Thursday that Don Nesbitt, Jack
Armour, Harte and Boyd Crosby,
and Jeff Corry will ba making
their initial appearance in Thunderbird colors as the Collegians
gun for their second victory and
leadership in the series.
The new blood is expected to
add plenty of punch to the Varsity
fifteen which will be in the pink
for the game after two weeks of
strenuous workouts.
Nesbitt, wing; Armour, spare;
and Harte Crosby, breakaway;
have moved up from Varsity;
Boyd Crosby has been recruited
from Varsity Vets and Corry,
formerly with the Victoria Army
champions, from UBC.
Thunderbird boss Doswell won't
be pinned down with any rash
predictions about this afternoon's
outcome but joshlngly points to
the fact that the Crimson Tide
recently washed over the Lions,
16-6 and his charges have an 8-5
decision over the Tide aggregation tucked away.
The game will be broadcast over
radio station CBR.
Following is the lineup:
Fullback Lloyd Williams; wings,
Don Nesbitt, Bob Croll; Inside
three, Maury Moyls; centre three,
Andy Fleck; five-eighths, Bud
Spiers; receiving half, Johnny
Wheeler; left hook, Barry Morris;
centre hook, Tom McLaughlin;
right hook, Alex Carlyle; locks,
Keith McDonald, Harry Kabush;
breakaway, Harte Crosby, Boyd
Crosby; eight man, Jeff Corry;
spares, Jack Armour, flarney
(rass Hockey Men
Meet Oldtimer XI
dormant on the campus, will
slash out with vigor this afternoon
at 3 o'clock in the form of an
"alleged" game between Varsity
and Oldtimers with the Hockey
Field set as the scene for the fray.
This legalized shin hacking and
bashing will branch out next week
when the Intramural League commences with Arts, Aggies, Geology
and Jokers each supplying a team
* of stalwarts. Any members of the
above faculties particularly looking for a bruising may apply to
team captains or Art Hill at
To give the participants a better
than even chance of survival, a
series of instrumental chalk talks
and practices will be held. Tae
first of the series will be held in
Arts 105, Monday, January 21st,
during the noon recess. Practices
will be held every Wednesday at
4 o'clock.
Team captains are requested to
notify Art Hill or Don Grieve at
DE1985Y for the proposed schedule
of games. This should be done
immediately so that referees can
be provided. ,
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3759 West 10th Ave.
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LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
• RUGGERITE - Don Nesbitt,
former rugger sensation with
Lord Byng's championship fifteen,
makes his initial appearance with
the Varsity Thunderbirds this
afternoon when the UBC fifteen
tangles with Vancouver Lions at
Brockton Oval.
• SCRUM STAR-Johnny Wheeler will be one of the Varsity
serum players to watch this afternoon. An all-star rugger expert,
Johnny will start for the Thunderbirds against the Vancouver Lions
ln the McKechnie Cup battle.
Kick-off time la 2:S0.
McKechnie Cup
2:30 — Varsity Reps vs Vancouver
Lions, Brockton Point
Imperial Cup
1:30-Varsity vs UBC, Upper Field
3:00 — Varsity vs Oldtimers, Grass
Hockey Field
8:30-2UBC Thunderbirds vs Uhld-
bey Island Navy Flyers,
Kappa Sigma
Meets Jokers
' • SAILING along on the strong
right arm of Sandy Robertson,
the Kappa Sigs advanced into the
Blue League Touch finals with a
convincing 17-10 victory over the
Fni Delta Thetas.
Robertson passed for three touchdowns and two converts to set up
all the Kappa Sig points while
Harry Franklin, who is more used
to taking Robertson's passes on
the basketball court, did most of
the scoring.
Another basketballlng pair, Fred
Bossons and Bob Haas of the
Chiefs, sparked the Phi Delts.
Haas was particularly effective,
leaping high In the air to snag
Bossons' 30 yard heave for the
first Phi Delt touchdown.
The Kappa Sigs now meet the
Jokers in the Blue League touch
football finals Tuesday noon in
the Stadium. The Alpha Delta
Gammas clash with the powerful
Lambdas in the Gold League final
Monday, also at noon, in the
In the Volleyball setup four
teams are fighting It out for the
lead in the Blue section. Science-
men, Fijis and Delta Upsilon are
Ued for top spot with ten points
each, while right behind them are
Varsity Christian Fellowship with
S points, but having played one
less game.
Sciencemen meet VCF at noon
Monday in the feature game while
on the other court Jokers tangle
with Zeta Pais.
At 7:30 that night Aggies try to
stop the strong Delta Upsllons.
Fijis, who have played one more
game than the other three, remain
Here Is the rest of the card: 7:30
—Phi Delta Theta vs Alpha Delta
Phi; 8:00—Alpha Delta Phi vs Beta
Theta Phi; 8:00—Phi Delta Theta
vs Sigma Phi Delta; 8:30—Beta
Theta Phi vs Aggies.
will be held, Tuesday, at 12:30,
in Arts 204.
•   SHAPING UP for the big push this coming March are
UBC's two rowing crews.   With training accelerated to
a tri-weekly schedule both eights are now on their feet
and show much promise as far as competitive material goes.
Coached by Hale Atkenson, who fills a double role at UBC as fencing
master and rowing trainer, the heavyweight "eight" ls in top shape and
fully expects to repeat last year's win over Washington, also taking in
the powerful crews of Oregon and Victoria on the way.
The lads are ably assisted in their endeavours by Hale, who himself
rowed for Oxford and had experience in many International meets, also
coaching such crews as the German International way back when these
boys were pups.
With myself as crew captain, Dave Manning, 195-pound No. 8 strokes
the heavies. Johnny and Dyne Kayll, Vancouver Club coach Kayll's sons,
are another two heavies, Johnny filling in No. 7 bow poistion.
Chuck Wills, returned navy man and Varsity rugger player here at
UBC takes his place as No. 6 with Neve Smith, former paratrooper
overseas, filling ln spot No. 5.
Dyne Kayll does well in No. 4 with youra truly balancing bow side
as No. 3 Veteran rower, Norm Denkman, last year's stroke sculls as
No. 2 and Bill Ross holds down the bow position.
The boys are prepared for the forthcoming Henley mlle-and-a-quarter
and are taking their stroke up to the region of thirty beats to the minute,
Average weight runs around 190 pounds.
Ihe lightweight crew, stroked by Don MacLeod and captained by Al
Freeze, averages 160 pounds.
Included among these lads are: Stan Gustavson, Russ Cross, Tommy
Newmarch and Johnny Moran, all except Kelowna sculler Russ Cross
having rowed for UBC colours at one time or another. Newcomers Norm
Sawyers and Eric Hojarth' complete the list.
Skier Of Female Sex Cops Title
Despite Elements And Wolves
• "NUMBER 41, first girl skier,"
smokes out the starter aa he
stoops to pick up his stop watch
from the snow and pounds it vigorously to see the fascinating
hands moving once more.
Three times the echo comes
back, "Number 41, first girl skier,"
but there is no commotion on the
little mound ln front of the first
aid shack. "Number 42, girl skier,"
calls the statue of snow, but again
no answer. "Number 4, he gasps
as he comes up out of his parka
for another breath of air.
At this call, a figure limps to
the starting gate and a feeble
whisper is heard as it shifts its
crutch to give its good arm a rest,
"I'm number 43 and I'm ready."
Seeing this one women amongst
forty men sends the joker Into a
trance (that only a joker knows)
and he puts his three teeth together and lets out two shrill
whistles which-send the girl flying
down the hill in terror. A scream
bursts forth from her purple lips.
"Even a slalom course is better
than that."
"Number 44," asks the starter in
a questioning voice as he looks at
a body lying in the snow. "You
are 44 and you are ready, are you
not?" he says as he pokes her with
a ski pole. "Yes I am; a panic isn't
it?" she says as she tightens the
blindfold. "Would you mind giving
me a push in the right direction?"
Because of the willingness on
his part she is away in a cloud
of snow and as she reaches the
fifth pole or so she can still hear
his pleading voice . ■ . "Number
45? . . . Number 46? . . . but it Is
never answered,
As she crawls across the finish
line a hand reaches across congratulating her and tells her the
other girl was disqualified because
they carried her down on a stretcher. She is now the new champion.
*   •   *
That, dear reader (note singular
—Pop's out of town), Is a picture
of the tense competition which
was provided up on Grouse last
Sunday. Ah yes, two girls, lone
representatives of their sex who
donned the hickories In search of
fame on the trails, fought it out
to the finish amid the cheers of
the forty odd males who lined the
course. Girls Where's your sporting spirit? It's not a man's World,
even at 3000 feet.
Flyers Tonight
• THUNDERBIRD cagers will be
out for their lucky 13th victory
of the season tonight when they
trade hoop tactics with the top
service team of the Northwest.
Whidbey Island's Navy Flyers, in
a return basketball engagement at
the University Gym tonight at 8:30.
The Varsity quintet had little
trouble trouncing the Airmen at
the Whidbey Naval Base Gym last
December 28, taking a 65-49
triumph. But it was the opening
game of the season for the Flyers,
and they'll start with a stronger
squad when they play here tonight.
Whidbey Island first introduced
its casaba club to the Vancouver
hoop public a year ago, and they
produced one of the most exciting
tilts for the Thunderbirds that
The fans went wild as UBC eked
out a one-point victory over the
Navy Flyers before a packed house
in spite of the street car strike that
prevented many students from seeing the contest at that time. The
final score was: UBC 51, Whidbey
Now that Fort Lewis Warriors
have been reduced in calibre by the
loss of Gail Bishop, their All-
American playing coach, the Whidbey Island crew is rated as the
top squad in the Pacific Northwest.
At any rate, the Thunderbirds
will be out to cut the Navy Flyers
down to their own size when the
two teams clash at Varsity Gym
tonight at 8:30.
• EFFECTIVE MONDAY,  January 21, no one will be allowed
to use the Stadium gymnasium
unless properly attired in gym
strip. Bfeskets with locks may be
rented at the Gym or Stadium for
the price of 25 cents for the remaining part of the year.
Hedlund Hoopers
Top Coed Cagers
• VARSITY'S senior girl hoopers threw a few scares at Hedlunds high and mighty cagers as
they took an early lead over the
former Dominion champions before bowing before a 49-25 count
at John Oliver Gym Thursday
Taking a 6-4 margin in the opening quarter, the senior Blue and
Gold cagette entry completely
confused the Meatball gals. But
the Hedlund quintette started to
roll, and Varsity was on the bottom end of a 22-7 oount at half
The Co-eds came tracx to life
in the second hall, «u>wever, scoring 19 points to Hedlund's 27.
Norah McDermott, Pat Mcintosh,
and Phebo Manley led Varsity
with eight each, while Kay Watson paced the winners with 18.
The UBC Intermediate A's absorbed a 40-11 drubbing at the
hands of Shores ln the preliminary contest.
• PINT-SIZED HOOP GIANT—Whidbey Island's leading
sharpshooter, Lloyd Morse, stands only 5 ft. 10 ins.,
which is somewhat short in basketball circles. But this
caging Sailor will be one of the chief worries of the UBC
Thunderbirds when they tangle with the Navy Flyers at the
University Gym ton4gbtM«Action opens at 8:30.
W L   Pet. PF PA
Oregon  State   3   0   1.000 148 131
Washington       3   1    .750 174 165
Idaho 2  3    .400 229 228
Oregon 1   2    .333 138 150
Wash. State      1   4    .200 203 218
• UNIVERSITY of Washington's
Huskies staged a powerful,
hoop comeback as they dubbed
the Washington State Cougars by
a 56-42 count in a Coast Conference contest at Pullman Wednesday night.
Although the Cougars took tha
advantage at the start and managed to hold it for the first eight
minutes of play, Gordy Naslund,
LeDon Henson, and Norm Dal-
thorp came through for tho Huskies with a series of baskets that
spelled doom for the Staters.
Washington took over the lead,
and the visitors were never headed as they romped on to the 14-
point victory.
Dalthorp led the scours for the
evening with a juicy bag of 24
. points. All-American pivotman
Vince Hanson of WSC who scored
24 on the previous night, was held
to 11 counters.
WASHINGTON - Pomfret 6,
Henson 14, Naslund 4, Shaeffer 4,
Gibbs 2, Gill 2, Dalthorp 24-56.
WASH. STATE - Arndt 8, Sivertson 8, Hanson 11. Johnson 7,
Elliot, Bayless 4, Moos, Llppin-
cott 1, Waller, Carlson 3—42.
. . . leads Jokers
Jokers To Perform
• NOT MISSING any field of
campus revelry, the Jokers
will be in attendance at the Swim
Fest on February 2. Under the
guidance of Water-Joker Dick
Ellis, Bob O'Grady, Harv Allan,
and Junior Tennant promise they
will have a splashing performance
to highlight the gala.
• NOT SINCE 1940 have the golfers of
UBC competed on the grand scale with
the powerful schools to the south. But
divot-diggers on the campus this year are
all set for a jaunt that will take them as
far down the coast as STANFORD. In
between they will match mashies with
Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, California, Occidental, and several lesser known
The team will be composed of six men
plus a spare and will travel by cars supplied
by the players themselves. Due to the impossibility of the trip paying for itself, a
goodly proportion of the expenses will
have to be shouldered by the team members
The team will be chosen by the executive
of the golf club considering the results in
the Golf Club Championship and the forthcoming University Championship, and Intramural Tournament.
Vieing for a place on the team are a
dozen of Vancouver's really up and coming
swingers. Dave Dale, long-hitting protege of
Freddy Wood, is assured a spot as is Hans
Swinton, who lead the team south in 1940
and   trounced   Stanford's   National   Intercollegiate Champion.
Bob Plommer, recent winner of the UBC
Golf Club Championship, and Dick Hanley,
the runner-up, are two more certainties.
Ormie Hall and James J; Allen, who were
strong men on the 1940 and 1941 teams look
like filling out the roster unless such
challengers as Bob Wright, Bob Esplen, Don
Carmichael, and Howie Fry, Golf Club
prexy, show too much class to be left out.
Warm-up matches will be played here on
the University course with Washington and
Western Washington in early March, and
hopes are high that the club can fix team
matches with several Vancouver golf clubs.
The Intramural Tournament will further
help the boys get in shape, and a University
mixed competition is within the bounds of
possibility if a team chosen from the 50
women enthusiasts on the campus were to
make overtures to Howie Fry.
All these matters will be thrashed out in
Arts 204 at 12:30 next Wednesday, January
23. All members of the Golf Club take note
and be on hand for this meeting that will
put UBC back on the Golf map.
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