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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 64
Forumites Tiff With
Touring California
Debaters Monday
International debating will
return to UBC Monday when a
team from the University of
California arrives on the campus to meet a UBC team sponsored   by   the   Parliamentary
The California team hau been touring Pacific Coast universities and will
seek to add UBC to the lists of the
Topic of the debate is "Resolved
that the United States should withdraw its support from the Chinese
Nationalist Government."
Roger Pedersen represents the first
half of the UBC team. He was the
recipient of the UBC debating award
in the City Debating League in 1940.
Second speaker for UBC is first
year law student Barney Russ, Barney was born and educated in
England, emigrated to Australia, and
later spent several years in the States.
He has had considerable debating experience in all tfiree countries.
Following a series of visits from
American debating teams, UBC will
leave for points south to uphold the
Canadian reputation on the U.S.
Monday's debate will be in Physics
201 at' 12:30 p.m.
Speaks Monday
-Daily Ubyssey photo by Bill Wallace
WIDE-EYED AND WISTFUL little Susan Joy Thorneycroft
sits up prettily for the Daily Ubyssey photographer and bears
the invasion of her privacy like a true champion. UBC's representative in the coming national baby contest, Susan shows
real charm without benefit of a pretty dress and ribbons as she
is caught in her "sleepers".
Council Candidates Prep
Last Lap in AMS Race
WUS, WAA, LSE, MAD Presidents
Get Nod on Wednesday Ballot
—Vancouver Sun photo
the topic of Vancouver alderman Alex Fisher when he addresses the Student Liberal
Club in Physics 200 on Monday
at 12:30 p.m.
I've Got a Dolly—
Baby Winner Captures
Crowns, Hearts Modestly
Yesterday I met, interviewed and fell head over heels in
love with a very charming young lady. But it will come to no
avail, I fear, for "la femme" is not yet two years old.
Little Susan Joy Thorneycroft who*.	
recently won the Little Mountain vol-| wasn't   interested   in   being  beautiful.
Russ Circle Offers
Slav Music Recital
UBC's Russian Circle will
present a recital of Russian
music Friday, February 20 at 8
p.m. in Brock Hall. The artists
who take part are pianist, June
Richards McBride; Soprano,
Lydie Kritova, and an unaccompanied octet.
Tlie program is divided into four-
parts with two piano forte sections,
and two others consisting of solo
songs and unaccompanied part-songs.
Included in the pianoforte sections
are the prelude in G minor by Tchaikovsky and the prelude in F minor
by Skryabin.
The solo songs include Over the
Steppe by Gretchaninov and Tchaikovsky's By the Window.
erans baby contest and the hearts
of all who met her, is rapidly becoming a very important little girl,
With a view to her possible national
fame in the forthcoming Canadian
student veteran baby contest, I set
out to see what Susan thought about
all this.
Well, I didn't exactly expect to find
her room full of newspaper reporters
with publicity agents running about
arranging personal appearance tours
and movie contracts, but I did expect
her to have an inkling that people
thought she was pretty and that her
charm had won her not a little fame.
Instead I found a very pretty little
I decided to try a new approach.
"Do you think Russia has the atomic
bomb?" I asked.
"You're a funny man," she answered with a smile that would melt
the heart of a scrooge.
Obviously the little girl was not
interested in the world situation; that
approach was out.
"That's what she gets for having a
Scienceman for a father," I remember thinking at the time
At this point, Sam Thorneycroft,
her proud father, informed me that I
was going about the whole thing incorrectly;   you   don't   talk   to   a   23-
moppet who ran about the house and   month old child quite that way.
turned  unsteady  somersaults  on  the     Though   I   was   naturally   incensed
sofa  like  any   other  happy,  healthy  at   anyone   telling   me,   a   journalist,
youngster. | how to conduct an interview, I finally
From the tips of her toes to the' threw away my notebook and got
smudge on her nose, she was happily j down to the business of making
unaware thai! she was a beauty queen, j friends with Susan,
or that there had been such a thing
as a baby contest.
All she knew was that she had a
nice new shiny fork and spoon set,
that she wanted to play with her
doll, and who was this fool man that
kept asking silly questions, anyway.
'How does it feel to win a baby
contest, Susan?" I said with pencil
and pad poised
"I've got a dolly," Susan answered
without hesitation.
"Yes, Susan, so I see, but you
haven't quite answered my question.
Do you intend to go into pictures?"
"I've got a buggy too," said Susan.
I wasn't getting anywhere. She just
UBC's student police force has ordered an investigation
into a snowball and garbage fight which, according to complaints, broke out between Players' CJub and Musical
Society members in the auditorium.
As a result of the altercation near the clubrooms of the
two societies, Engineers' President Ronald Grantham, who
was appointed to look into the affair, has ordered members
involved to repair two windows broken in the tussle.
"Executives of the clubs concerned have been instructed
to deal with the members concerned," said Grantham.
Well, she made a conquest, because
as far as I'm concerned they can
bring on their offspring from any Can
adian university _
The little winner that waved "bye-
bye" to me from as-tride her rocking
horse with the rope tail is a cinch to
knock them for a loop.
Engineers Choose
Executive March 4
Presidential elections for Engineer's Undergraduate Society
will be held Thursday, March
Nominations must be submitted to
the secretary of the Alma Mater Society  before  Thursday,   February   26
Each nomination must be signed by
at least ten members of the EUS.
Nominations for Vice - president,
Secretary-treasurer, Professional Relations Representative, Employment
Representative, and Athletic Representative, which must also be signed
by ten members of the EUS, should
be submitted to Ron Grantham, president of EUS, before Monday: March
Election of class representatives to
the Undergraduate Societies Committee, disciplinary student body on the
campus, will be held in Applied
Science classrooms, March 3. under
jurisdiction   of   class   representatives.
Open Meet to Hear
Benedictine Monk
a monk of the Benedictine Order will speak to an open meeting sponsored by the Newman
Club at noon today in Physics
200. His topic will be "Is philosophy of any value."
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PRE-MED STUDENTS will meet today in Applied Science at 12:30 to
discuss the progress of the present
campaign for a medical school. Also
on the agenda are notices of elections
and plans for the Spring ball.
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ZETA CHAPTER of Phrateres will
sell cookies on the Mall at 12 noon
today in an effort to raise funds for
underprivileged children.
* * *
Bert Marcuse, director of the Trade
Union Research Bureau in Vancouver,
speaking on "The Case of the Dwindling Dollar," noon today in Arte 100.
* * *
address the Geography Club on "History in Place Names" in Hut HM16 at
noon today.
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DR. W. C. TOPPING will speak on
"The Family in a Changing Society"
in Arts 204 at 12:30 p.m. The meeting
is sponsored by the Student Christian
Club will meet at 7:30 in the VOC
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subject of an address by Colonel
Garnet, National President of the Engineering Institute of Canada,  in the
Auditorium toray at 12:30.
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HILLEL AND VCF culb members are
invited  to  the Hillel House today at
3:30 p.m. for a social hour.
* * *
LEADING Canadian Baritone, Ernest
Adams, will be featured in a recital
in the Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. today.
Commerce Students
To Vote March 3
Commerce Undergraduate Society
elections for President, Secretary,
Treasurer, and two executive members will be held Wednesday, March
Runner-up in the presidential race
will automatically become vice-president.
All nominations must be signed by
ten members of the CUS, and should
be submitted to the Commerce office
on or before 2 p.m., February 25.
UBC students will go to the polls for the final time February
18 to elect the rest of next year's Student Council. Positions to
be contested are president of the LSE, president of WUS, chairman of USC and presidents for WAD and MAD.
Presidency of the LSE will^
be decided in a battle between
Arthur Hiller and Roger Pederson. Hiller is a Parliamentary
Forum member and has been
active in McGoun Cup debates.
Pederson has sparked many campus
functions, being one of the original
founders of the Social Problems Club
and an active member of the Canadian Legion.
Out of the race for LSE presidency
Is Pete Foy who was declared ineligible to run by the elections committee
header by Bill McKay.
Papers nominating Helen Lindsay
and Daphne Black have been filed
in the AMS office for the position of
president of WUS.
Helen Lindsay is president of the
third year Arts girls and a member
of Alpha Gamma Detla sorority. She
has taken an active interest in WUS
activities this year.
Third year commerce student
Daphne Black is the present Treasurer of WUS. A member of Kappa
Kappa Gamma sorority she has taken
part in the Mardi Gras chorus line
for a number of years.
Unsuccessful candidate for AMS
presidency, Dave Williams, won an
uncontested victory Wernesday when
no further nominations were received
for the chairmanship of USC,
His two opponents, Ray Dewar and
Don Cunliffe, withdrew their nominations earlier  in  the week.
Contesting   the   position   of   MAD
president are Dick Penn, Hank Sweatman,   Bud   Speirs  and   Harry   Smith, i
WAD candidates are Jackie Shearman     _____
and Jo Sastillou. ROGER PEDERSEN
—photo by Krass
Morning Meditation
INAUGURATING a new series
of morning meditations sponsored by the SCM is Prof. Basil
Mathews of Union College. Faculty, clergy and students will
participate in the pre-Easter
services commencing Monday,
February 16.
Campus Bridge Tourney
Planned By UBC Legion
Legion officials were hurriedly marking decks this week as
plans get underway for a UBC bridge tournament tentatively
set for March 5. ♦rr ; —~—r~,	
Vocations Subject
Of SCM Camp Meet
"The meaning of Vocations" will
be the theme of the Student Christian
Movement   spring   Camp   at   Ocean
Organizers Gerry Maclntyre and
Marion Smith are arranging details
which will be released from the Legion office early next week.
Legion officials suggest that campus
clubs and organizations might arrange
to enter teams of two of their best
players but hasten to point out that
the competition will be open to anyone.
Park, February 21 and 22.
The discussions will be led by Dr.
Les Schemelt of the department of
Chemistry and Rev. Franck Patterson,
secretary of the SCM.
rovmciai command ire
Falls on Toronto Legion
Campus Branch Adopts Hands-off
Policy Regarding Communists
Toronto, Feb. 12—The University of Toronto's branch of the
Canadian legion has been severely censured by the provincial
president for its policy of keeping hands-off the communist
The campus group last week adopted a policy "against the
raising of any political controversy, including anti-communism,
as an issue concerning the Canadian Legion."
Provincial president E. S. Evans pointed out that communists were not eligible for membership in the Canadian Legion.
He charged the U of T branch's policy was "very definitely
against the policy of the Canadian Legion."
President R. B. Vernor of the campus branch said the new
policy arose out of the proposed campaign by the provincial
command against communists. Vernor stated that veterans on.
the campus were treated as veterans and were not questioned
regarding their politics or creeds.
A snap check of student-veterans on the U of T campus
showed they supported the stand of the university branch.
At UBC, vice-president Don Lanskail said there was no
"weeding out" campaign conducted by Branch 72. Lanskail
said there were "undoubtedly" communists in the local group
but unless they made open avowal that they were such, no
action would be taken against them. PAGE 2
Friday, February  13,  1943
The Daily Ubyssey
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University of British Columbia
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Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial  staff  of  The  Daily   Ubyssey   and   not  necessarily
those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
Offices in Brock Hall. Phone: ALma 1624
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GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,  Tore  Larssen;  Features  Editor,  George  Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave; Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger, Staff Cartoonist, Jack McCaugherty.
REPORTERS   THIS   ISSUE:   Carol   Dent,   Norm   Sacuta, Howie Day, Doug Murray-Allen, Don Stainsby, Jack
Dave Williams who Wednesday stepped
into Rosemary Hodgins' position as chairman
of the Undergraduate Societies Committee,
is going to have a busy year next year, if the
predictions of many reputedly authoritative
experts on the subject of student government
can be trusted.
Predictions are running along the lines
of the house of parliament—house of lords
school of thought—calling for a USC to be
comprised of elected representatives from
each faculty, department and year designed
to serve as a house of representatives. Student
council would then become a body representing a house of lords or perhaps a cabinet.
The essential point in this theory lies in
the fact that council would be subject to the
second reading rule. If a piece of legislation
passed by USC failed to receive council ratification, it would be returned to USC for a
second reading and if passed for the second
time would become law regardless of council's
A case in point might be the Fall Ball
issue of last fall when USC decided to hold
the function downtown in the Commodore
cabaret and council decided it would be held
on the campus in the Armory.
The entire scheme is intended to award
a much higher degree of responsibility to the
USC, to make it more responsible, and to
put it in a position to take a more active part
in AMS administration.
USC is a large group of people, about
sixty or seventy, who are supposed to assemble for a meeting once every two weeks.
These people are class executives and members at large from each of the undergraduate
societies. Their numbers are apportioned on
a basis of the enrolment of the faculty.
During the past year meetings have been
haphazard, attendance has been as low as six
present out of the sixty, and the majority of
the meeting time has been wasted in arguing
back and forth over matters pertaining to
council authority. That is, USC has been
unwilling to take any responsibility without
first having their course, down to the most
minute detail, guided by council. To top it all,
meetings have been poorly run.
The fault is not in the chairmanship nor
in the membership in the body. It is in the
vagueness of purpose and intent with which
USC has operated. The average student, if
he knows what the letters USC mean, certainly has little notion of the purpose and activities of the body. The trouble is that the
members are equally in the dark.
The revitalization of USC is the most
critical problem facing next year's council
and more notably, Dave Williams who will be
the chairman of the AMS problem child.
Probably the greatest and certainly the
most immediate problem to be overcome :s
the election of the class executives.
These elections, over the past few years,
have become increasingly ridiculous. With the
exceptions of Applied Science and possibly
Agriculture where a higher degree of organization exists than in Arts and others, a good
poll might be something like ten percent
. . . not very representative. It is from these
people that USC is selected.
In any event we must lend every support
to Williams and the handful of other interested people who are anxious to make something
of USC. The student council system was designed for an enrolment of 2000. The administration of 9000 is too big a job for the eleven
man panel and USC offers the logical out.
Everyone Reads Us
Dear Sir:
Congratulations   on   this   year's
"Ubyssey". Everyone reads everything in it. They keep on looking
for something worth reading.
Yours very truly,
Marion Stone,
Arts *49.
P.S.: Please print this.
ED. NOTE: If Mas Stone would
be kind enough to submit something worth reading we would be
only too pleased to print it.
CAR KEY belonging to W. G. Clarke,
Naramata, B.C. Owner please call at
RHINESTONE   glamour   pin   at   the
Mardi Gras. Phone KE. 2089-R.
PLEASE PHONE KE 1680 regarding
wallet found Monday, February 1st
FRIDAY MORNING after 9:30 Lecture. A sum of Money on Mall near
Aggie Bldg. Apply AMS.
The French film "The Well-
Digger's Daughter," was, as we
were warned, all in French. Reading captions that flashed like
greased lightning, we digested enough to find out it a first rate
comedy—a less moral treatment
of the moral side of life in Provencal France. We saw the well-
digger's daughter bear the illegitimate child of the hardware merchant's son—a catastrophe all
around, but with a happy ending.
(He marries her). Like a breach
of spring after the withered winds
of Hollywood, its delicacy of characterization charmed us, and its
finer touches of detail warmed us.
The dialogue was lusty and natural.
* • •
Currently on display in Architecture Hut 0-16 is the B. C. Indian
Children's art exhibit. Aside from
being entertaining and colorfully
interpretive of Coast Indian lore,
these works illustrate the contribution that Indian culture can
make towards enriching our lives.
Those native to B.C. and closest
to t'he Coast Indian are probably
least conscious of his fascinating
story. Tlie art that tells this
story had to be taken to other
centres   (London and Paris)   to be
recognized as the work of a creative, artistic people—unsurpassed
in observation, movement, and
Dr. Harry Hawthorne, Professor
of Anthropolgy at UBC, explained
this group of paintings as an expression   of   a   highly   developed
and   complicated   society,   with   a
sophisticated     philosophy.       This
art was originally the product of
a   varied   group   of   cultures   and
tribes.   It   reflects   the   fact   that
these peoples were beyond grubbing for an existence,  and, living
in  comparative  plenty,  delved  in
philosophy,   science,   and  religion.
If   there   is   now   a   sterility   in
Indian Art, it is due to distorted
thinking    caused    by    the    white
man's perhaps unconscious attempt
to destroy the Indian's way of life.
Mr. Anthony Walsh, who founded
n    movement    to    revive    Indian
culture  in B.C., believes that the
Indian  may  yet  be  able  to  keep
this culture with him.
Individual paintings in this display deal with ceremonial objects
such as the mask of the rattle,
used as decoration for color and
form. Figures are abstracted from
Totem poles, ceremonial costumes
are used in the idealization of
character,   the   dance   is   depicted
to show the religious and psychological meaning of the ceremony.
A visit to the Architecture hut,
the invitation of mystery and
romance, the privilege of seeing
true Canadian Art.
S.L.T. "STRONG" slide rule. Phone
Bill Robinson. DE 0942R.
WATERMAN'S Taperite pen. Wine
and silver. Valuable as writing tool.
Return to AMS. Reward.
lining vicinity of Ap. Sc. Bldg. Return to AMS.
NAVY BURBERRY taken by mistake
in caf, Wednesday noon. Gloves in
pocket. Return to AMS.
a black leather wallet containing
money, press card, AMS card, and
other personal cards and papers. Finder take two dollars and turn the rest
with the wallet into the AMS office.
SOMEWHERE on campus, $40.00.
Urgently    needed.    Please    leave    at
PARKER "51" engraved Marion
Smith. Phone BA, 0741 or leave at
Legion Office.
Black face, brown strap. Reward. Call
Bob, BAy. 7847-Y.
REWARD. Will pay $5.00 to the person who found grey Parker "51" pen.
Phone AL. 1711-L.
PAIR OF BRIGHT Coral angora
gloves. Somewhere on campus. Much
appreciated if finder will please take
to AMS office or call BAy. 7128-L.
SURVEYING TEXT. Davis, containing survey notes. PA, 9095.
by Jock McCaugherty
will hold its weekly meeting in Brock
Hall today at noon_ The meeting includes testimonies of Christian Science
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THE CAMERA CLUB will meet in
Arts 106 at 12:30 today.
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present the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
today at noon in the Double Committee Room in Brock Hall South.
GET THE HABIT — "Tuesday noon
in the Auditorium." Every Tuesday
at 12:30 the UBC Film Society will
bring you another film of their current series on Trade, Industry, and
Travel.   So   bring   your   lunch   and
remember—it's always free.
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If you play the piano or sax and
would like to play in a dance band,
phone "Joe" at AL 1279.
M 1
IN QUAD OR CAF on Thursday.
February 11 about 11:30 p.m., a red
felt' zippered purse. Phone Irene
Howard. FA 3605-L.
HL4 on Saturday. Please return to
Dr, Sanford. English Dept.
Please phone DE 0942-R. Very urgent.
NAVY BURBERRY Wednesday in
the Caf Name G. A. Freeze inside.
Phone KE 1616,
RIDE   FOR   TWO   from    45th    and
Victoria  for  8:30's.   Phone  FR  5543.
INFORMATION leading to a furnished apartment for term 1948-49. Phone
AL 0192-L.
CAN YOU WALK'.' So can I. But
not from 33rd and Dunbar. Wilt pay
exhorbitant price for ride for 8:30's
Phone KE 3668-R
URGENTLY NEEDED copy of Trevor's "History of Ancient Civilization"
Phone BA 6495-M
Without adequate wiring you can't enjoy the benefits of
better living, electrically. B.C. Electric's Home Lighting
Department will tell you how much light you need and
where you need outlets.
When you are building, or remodelling, the Hom«
Lighting Department will supply complete wiring plant
—drawn to your specifications. Their advice . . . based on
experience and scientific research . . . can be of great
assistance to you. It's a free service... take advantage of M>
"Books sure depreciate in
value after exam time."
les, "snafus" have a way of cropping
up when you least expect them. Had Egbert
been counting on his book sales to pay for
that Frat party, he would definitely be "in
absentia" instead of "in tux".
If you've ever had to depend on "textbook financing" — then you'll be interested
in the system hundreds of students from
coast to coast find helpful. It just consists in
keeping a reserve fund in a BofM Savings
Account. Cash kept there is out of your
pocket and less liable to be spent ... an
arrangement that pays off in peace of mind
and independence.
Why not join the smart set and
sew up that leaky pocket? Then,
when that old flame arrives in
town unexpectedly, you'll be
able to get along without
selling your "Shorter History".
Bank of Montreal
working  with Canadians in every walk ot lite since  1817 Friday, February 13, 1948
University of British Columbia, according to Student
Council member Stuart Porteous is "the most secular
campus in North America."
Porteous, a theology student who sits on council as
junior member, deplored the lack of religious instruction at
UBC Monday night when Council refused permission for
the Christian Science club to distribute literature in Brock
Said Councillor Nora Clark: "It's just the same as pamphleteering."
Proud parents wishing to contest
Susan Joy Thornycroft's supremacy
as "Most Glamorous Two-Year-Old"
at UBC are advised that the deadline
for applications for a second competition is Monday, February 16.
If sufficient entrants along with a
group or organization to sponsor a
second derby are not filed at the
Legion office before the deadline, Susan Joy, who swept the honors in the
Diaper Derby held here three weeks
ago, will represent UBC in the forthcoming national contest.
Legion officials handling the organization of the continent-wide tournament "know Susan Joy is the prettiest
baby at UBC and we are certain she
is the prettiest in Canada."
meeting being held Thursday, February 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Physics 200.
Legionnaires Plan
Alma Academy Hop
UBC's Canadian Legion yesterday
announced with a fanfare of bagpipes their annual dance at the Alma
Academy on Wednesday, February
18. The dance is in anticipation of
an increase in grants for student
veterans to cope with the high cost
of living and loving, said committee
head Thelma Holm.-
Music for the affair is in the hands
of Wally Peters 9-piece orchestra,
with Bob Weir, popular campus comic, acting as Emcee.
During intermission there will be
some startling entertainment, according to Miss Holm, chairman of the
Entertainment C o m m it t e e, who
vouches for the "New Look" in the
Tickets at $2 per couple are now
available at the Legion office, Fort
and Acadia canteens and Little
Mountain Post Office.
Campus Roundup
VOC To Hold
Varsity Outdoor' Club will hold its
annual party in the form of a masquerade this year in accordance with
a decision reached at yesterday's noon
Also planned is a trip to Mount
Baker on March 14. Special busses
will be chartered for the affair.
The club plans to publish its annual VOC Newsletter again this year.
It will be printed in mimeograph
form and a copy will be sent to all
VOC grads.
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Musical Society's Glee Club program of classical and semi-classical
music was enthusiastically received
in the auditorium yesterday. C.
Hadyn  Williams  conducted,   assisted
by Art Palmer and Pam Cowan.
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Student night tickets to "Robin
Hood," coming Mussoc presentation
are now available in the Quad Box
office.    AMS cards must be shown.
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Tickets for the Arts Prom are
available in the AMS office. Admission price is $2.50 and not $2,00 as
stated on posters currently displayed
about the campus.
U.S. Forester Speaks
Prof. Lowell Beasley will address
a meeting of the Forest Club, Monday
in Ap. Sc. 100, at 12:30 p.m. A graduate
of Yale and Cornell universities Professor Beasley is now (he head of the
Forest Management department of the
University of West Virginia.
There will be a meeting of all
reporters, assistants and associate
editors in the Publications' Board
offices on Friday at 3:36 p.m.
All the above are cordially commanded to attend.
World Prayer Day
Sponsored By SCM
UBC students will have the opportunity to join in a world-wide
observance, Sunday, when the Student Christian Movement sponsors
"The World's Day of Prayer for
The service will be held in Holy
Trinity Anglican church corner of
Tenth and Pine at 7:30 p.m. Under
the direction of Rev. G. E. Bratt,
Prof. G. E. Andrew, Rev. Franck
Patterson, the general SCM secretary
and Robin Andrew's, SCM president.
Prayers for the welfare of students
throughout the world for understanding and peace and prayers of penitence and thanksgiving are planned.
Students of all faiths are invited to
Campus Devotions
Under SCM Auspices
Morning meditations preparatory to
Easter will be presented on an interdenominational basis starting Monday, February 16 from 9 to 9:20 a.m.
in room 312, auditorium, under the
auspices of the SCM.
Prof. Basil Mathews opens the series
Monday, with the topic, "The Prophet
without Honor."
Abbott and Costello rode again this week—but not far
enough or fast enough. The jokes, setting, and sequences they
used can easily be found in any number of old horse operas
and previous Abbott and Costello flickers.
Their latest vehicle goes by the coy^	
title of "Wistful Widow of Wagon the inevitable fumigation. The story
Gap" with the results about what you occurs "in the days when men were
could expect. This time they land up men_with two exceptions, our haloed
in a lawless Montana town that needs heroes!"
Don't Speak Language
As we had neither heard of the
picture or seen it advertised we were
not in a position to know whether its
perpetrators had tagged it as "colossal" or merly "spectacular." If they
have the temerity to apply these
terms to it, we just don't speak the
same language.
The story is an old and familiar
one. We find ourselves in cattle country, apparently, for everyone rides
horses at the slightest provocation. Into this scene we introduce our heroes
who promptly proceed to become entangled in the toils of a crooked law.
Add one character actress in the
person of Marjorie Main who does
her strident best to carry the plot
along although the effort seems to be
too much for her. Add also a darkly
handsome villain and an equally
handsome individual who may, you
feel, suddenly decide that American
justice is being flouted and proceed
by democratic methods to get rid of
the' villain.
Beauty and Beast Again
Then throw in one luscious young
maiden who suddenly inspires what
you feel is an incipient case of love
with the town's handsome head citi'
zen. Add to these a drunkard who, as
so often seems to be the case, turns
out to be the town judge with a strong
regard for refreshments and easy
money if not for law and order.
Shake all these together and if the
result gives you anything better than
a headache you can feel that your
time has not been entirely in vain.
The one good laugh in the picture
is drawn out to such an extent that
effect is completely lost.
Even if you belong to that small,
select group that is inspired to fits of
delighted laughter by the antics of
Abbott and Costello, you are apt to
feel rather disappointed.
This is a picture which is unfortunately redeemed by nothing. The photography is mediocre to terrible, the
acting is undistinguished, the story is
weak, and humour is on nearly every
occasion conspicuous by its absence.
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For 'Bird Melonmen
If the Bird hoopsters come up with
a couple of conference victories over
the weekend, their chances for thc
league crown will begin to look
somewhat better than mathematical.
Wins over the fourth-spot Linfielc^
(Juintette and seventh-place Pacific
University will haul Bob Osborne's
boys up to a cosy 728 average with
eight wins against three losses—a
comfy spot to be in, providing the
other clubs accomodate with one or
two upsets over the league-leading
Puget Sound and Willamette outfits.
And past performance in the Northwest Conference circuit points to that
ocurrence as much more than a mere
On the other side of the ledger—
the conference schedule is drawing
to a rapid close—the 'Birds have only
five more loop tilts slated including
an away game against the tough
CPS Loggers and a return match at
home with the high-flying Willamette
Bearcats wo slaughtered UBC 72-48
down south. A single setback would
put a discordant and abrupt end to
the Thunderbirds' slim hopes for the
league championship — and what
makes it tough is that three of the
remaining games are on the road
where the Birds' record has been
none too good—having dropped all
three of their loop losses in foreign
However the localises have been
roaring along at a handy clip of late
and shouldn't experience too much
trouble either tonight at McMinne-
ville when they tie up with Linfield's
Wildcats or tomorrow at Forest Grove
against     Pacific     University.
Chiefs Grab 54-53 Win
From Careless Ghosts
When the Sioux City Coloured Ghosts came to town they were sporting a 28 game win
streak. Now they have to start all over again, for Wednesday night UBC's hustling Chiefs washed the negro squad's victory parade down the drain by coming up with a 54-53 decision.
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Probably it was just a miscalcula
tion on the part of the Ghost's, who
ran up a healthy lead in the first
half, started to coast and then somehow forgot to stop.
With only 30 seconds remaining in
the game the Sioux City men suddenly realized that things weren't as
they ought to be and started to
roll. However the effort backfired
and it was the Students who staged
a last minute scoring spree, netting
4 quick points to go out in front 54-51,
Then just as the final whistle
sounded the Ghosts chief clown,
Marland Buckner sank a long one
from center floor and the final count
stood at 54-53.
Apart from   its   carelessness   the
coloured aggregation lived up to all
advance billing and for 40 minutes
kept the large crowd in stitches.
Fancy ball-handling   and   terrific
shooting from any position on the
floor characterized the Ghosts brand
of ball.
Obviously the men of Sioux City
had a lot more power than they displayed but what amazed the audience most of all was the fight that
the Chiefs put up against the dusky
Student hero of the evening was
diminutive guard Norm Watt who
garnered 12 points to tie for second
place  on  the  scoring roster.
A friendly feud between Watt and
5'4" Marland Buckner, the Ghosts
ace joker, was one of the highlights
of the match. Watt climaxed a starry
performance when in the third quarter he grabbed the ball right out of
Buckner's hands near the Chief's free
shot line and raced the full length
of the floor to score a perfect lay up
Paced by Buckner the Ghosts had
a handsome 26-14 lead at half time
and probably could have run up
near a 100 if they had so desired.
Instead they began to clown and
then forgot to stop and catch up on
the hustling students.
High man of the evening was Buckner with 16 markers while Watt and
George "Zippy" Rhim were tied for
second place with  12 points.
Thursday noon, in the gym, Kappa
Sigma "A" hoopsters subdued a stubborn, short-handed, Phi Delta Theta
"A" squad 22-18.
It was in the final 5 minutes, when
reserve strength and "Long Shot"
Cowan's final two, baskets, decided
the battle.
Friday, February 13, 1948
lndians|Trample 'Birds
In Sloppy Hockey Game
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". . .
is a whimsical statement
unsupported by the evidence
But * * •
"College Men Prefer Arrows"* . .
is a fact proved
by actual survey*.
*In colleges coast to coast, college men prefer
Arrow Shirts above all others.
look for the Arrow Trade Mark
UBC Thunderbirds took their one favourable press clipping
out to the Forum on Wednesday and waved it ineffectually in
the faces of the unimpressed Vancouver Indians, who blew
aside the paper thin defense and scalped the Birds 3-1.
Of course, it's impolite to say anything derogatory about the dead, (and
the Birds certainly looked lifeless on
Wednesday) but there will have to
be some changes made if the campus
club is to pull the series with the
redmen out of the fire.
They face a two goal deficit when
they take the ice on Sunday in the
second and last game of the total
goal series, and from the position of
favorites they enjoyed prior to their
loss, they have been dumped to that
of underdogs.
The game started auspiciously for
the campus squad, as they swarmed
around the Indians net in the opening stanza, but the only counter they
could manage was a lazy float shot
from the blue line, when Berry let
go from the boards and the puck
wound up in the top corner of the
This tally seemed to satisfy the
students who then allowed the Indians to control the play, only occasionally lofting the puck in the general
direction of the tribe's goal, while
the Indian forward lines instituted
pretty passing plays, which netted
them three goals in the two final
Immediately after the game last i pete in the Pacific Northwest ski
night, changes in the line-up were : conference, The meet, in the form
announced    by    Frank    Frederickson   of   a   carnival,   is   sponsored   by   the
Weekend Game
Slate Stymied
By Weather
There seems to be little likelihood
that the grounds will be fit for any
outdoor sports this weekend. Thunderbirds were to have faced the
Vancouver Lions Rep team at the
Stadium Saturday, in a long awaited
McKechnie Cup tilt.
• On the soccer front, Varsity is
scheduled to face Empire Hotel on
the campus, with UBC travelling to
Willingdon t'o face the Jaycees. If
the games are played, Varsity will
be anxious to stop the Empire Hotel
eleven. Although currently in fourth
place, the Hotelmen have six games
in hand over Varsity, and loom as
the student's greatest threat for the
coveted  top  spot  in  the  standings.
Femme ski team is slated to follow
in the footsteps of the men's spuad
thi.s weekend when they make their
annual trek to Martin's Pass to com-
and Mac Porteous. Instead of the
three forward lines used in the losing
tilt, the Birds will ice only two lines
with Hass Young, Hugh Berry and
Fred Andrew making up the first and
Lloyd Torfason, Bill Wagner and
Bobby  Koch  alternating.
Sunday's game may be the last' time
students will have a chance to see the
club in action, but from all indications the team has decided to settle
down to play hockey.
Ghosts to Revenge
Wednesday's Loss
Blood will be the order of the day
at noon when the Sioux City Coloured Ghosts tangle with the UBC
Chiefs for the second time.
In their first meeting, Wednesday
night', the Students handed the dusky
basketballers their sixth defeat in 69
starts by taking a 54-53 win from
the Ghosts.
With this in mind the Sioux City
men will be out for revenge against
the Whittlemen when they meet
again at 12:30 p.m, in the UBC gym.
However the lust for retribution
shouldn't affect the classy display
for which the Coloured men have
become famous.
All of the proceeds for today's noon
game will go toward the War Memorial Gym fund.
Husky Winter Sports Club.
The men will race Friday and
Saturday, leaving at noon Saturday
to jump at Beaver Creek jump. The
girls will move in to hold their
downhill and slalom. UBC-ites will
be competing in both the A class
and the novice.
Team members include Jo Castillou, Ceve Burt, Ann Hatton, Jackie
Deeble, Isobel Mackinnon and Jan
Thunderbirds   vs.   Linfield   at
McMinneville (Conference)
1:30—Jr. Hump-Payne Trophy
Playoff—Varsity Stadium.
3:00—Thunderbirds vs. Vancouver Lions—Varsity Stadium.
Thunderbirds vs. Pacific University at Forest Grove (Conference)
1:30—Thunderbirds vs. Vancouver Indians—New Westminister (League Playoff)
Intramural Schedules
Monday, February 16—
Termites vs. Mad Hatters — Gym
Tuesday, February 17—
Phys. Ed. B vs. Beta Theta Pi B—Gym
Phys. Ed. A vs, Sciencemen — FH
Newman Club vs. 1st Yr. Engineers — FH
Wednesday, February 18—
Delta Upsilon A vs. Forestry A — Gym
Thursday, February 19—
Psi Upsilon vs. Legion — Gym
Friday, February 21—
Acadia Camp vs. Legion — Gym,
Same as for last week — see notice board in the Gym.
The most ma,ligned, misunderstood and misrepresented
sport in the world is English Rugby. This amazing athletic invention is a popular pastime in Europe, where other outdoor
activities consist of soccer and pricket—and is also played in
several curious out of the way places, of which British Columbia
is one.
So far as the spectators are concerned the fact that the
players wear no pads and expose a good deal of bare knee does
a lot to make up for the aggravating scrambles which frequently
end up with both teams being heaped in a huge thrashing
mass. Poor or mediocre rugby can be one of the dullest spectacles
foisted upon unsuspecting fans as athletic entertainment.
Why then does this peculiar sport endeavor continue to
be played—by Universities in the Maritimes—by the Ivy League
of Harvard and Yale—by no less than five UBC teams—by
Victoria and Vancouver—by several teams in California, including the University of California Golden Bears—and by numerous squads in the 'down under' Dominions? Why does it remain
one of the major events of the Olympic games?
That's The Question Mr. Anthony
First, it is economical. There is practically no expense at all.
Second, it is a good game with which to keep the football players
in condition when their season is over. Third ,it is one of the
most popular participant games ever invented. In other words—
the boys like playing it. Even many of the American teams
prefer the game to football.
Being in a rather out of the way spot, and being blessed,
usually, with moderate weather, UBC has developed some very
enthusiastic and powerful rugger squads. And furthermore, the
Thunderbirds play good rugby that is usually a pleasure to
Rugby supporters have always had a chip on their collective
shoulders. They know that English rugger is a better game
than football and are always complaining because no one comes
to their games. They want the crowds and the money that
football draws, and rightly so, but in their blundering way
they consistently drive away customers.
The rugger moguls look at American football and ask "what
has that game got that we haven't got? We have speed, suspense,
excitement, team play, and every other attribute short of forward passes ,and yet football gets bigger crowds."
Something You Should Know
Perhaps this department could be bold enough to suggest
that the ruggermen don't need advertising—they need something
to advertise about. The players enjoy the game as it is—but
the spectator wants more for his money than a game—he wants
an exhibition. It is not the fault of the game. It is the trend of
popular fashion. What the rugby union needs is a couple of
fifty piece bands—some drum majorettes in tight sweaters—and
the rest of the show and ballyhoo which may not be in the
tradition of England, but is what the fans go to a game to see.
Either the rugby lads have to change to meet the trend or they
should quit their bellyaching and be content with their weekly
matches at Brockton Bowl.
Solutions have been attempted, including double-headers,
which in wet weather or cold weather leave the fan quite discouraged. Furthermore two games in one afternoon usually
result in a late kickoff for the second tilt ,and the fans go home
in the break.
A further criticism might be added. However restful the
pauses in the game may be to the players, they only bore the
watchers. And every time a player gets winded the referee
blows a three minute timeout, and the fans just sit shivering in
the stands. Being a fast, rough game, the number of slight
injuries are numerous—and the time spent by the spectators
chewing their nails is considerable.
In spite of all this apparent mismanagement, as many as
four thousand fans turn out for inter-city games with Victoria
or California. To say the least this is astounding and seems
ample proof of the game's potential popularity. It's such a good
game that we along with several thousand students will be
turning out for the rugby games in the Stadium, just as soon as
king winter moves out.
Then too, we hear that there is going to be a band at the
games—and we always did like band music.
The first two rounds of the Men's
Intramural Badminton tournament
will be played tonight in the Gym
and Field House. Please consult the
notice-board in the Gym for the time
and place of your first match.
Matches will be played on Saturday
afternoon. See the notice board in
the Gym for the time and place of
your contest.
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