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The Ubyssey Mar 2, 1946

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 Medical School
Opens At UBC
In September
FIRST pre-clinical year of a
school of medicine will open this
fall at the University of British
TTiis announcement was contained in a statement issued Thursday
in Victoria by Premier John Hart.
Estimated $70,000 cost of operating the first year in medicine at
UBC will be borne by the provincial government, since the $1,500,000
appropriation for the establishment
cf a school of medicine cannot be
utilized until the following year.
Actual construction of the building to house the new faculty will
begin in 1947. In the meantime,
medical students will attend lectures in army huts.
Commenting on the announcement, Dean J. N. Finalyson, acting
president in the absence of Dr.
N. A. M. MacKenzie, stated, "I am
very pleased with the news from
Victoria and can now see nothing
to prevent the opening of the
school this fall."
Speaking of the student effort,
Pre-Med president Pat Fowler declared that it was "just another
example of what students can get
when they go after it."
Dr. I. McT. Cowan, professor of
zoology at UBC said that he was
"most happy to see things going
ahead." He expressed the hope that
the bast students would see the
future of the medical school here
and not leave the campus for eastern universities where "everything
in set up for them."
The new school will bt one of
preventive medicine, dealing particularly with problems of community health and public medical
Information as to entrance requirements and the number to be
enrolled will not be known until
a report ia received from Dr. E.
Dolman, who is now conducting a
survey of Canadian and American
medical colleges.
Junior Senior Hop
Slated For March 7
the motif at the Commodore when
tiie Junior-Senior class hold forth
at their annual party 9 pjn.,
Thursday, March 7.
To publicize the event, a pep
meet has been arranged for Tuesday, March 5, in the auditorium
with Dave McLelland and his Varsity Orchestra.
All students, with the exception
cf Sciencemen, are welcome to the
d: nee. Admission to all third and
fourth year students will be 50
cents, to others 51.50. Music will
be supplied by Ole Olson's twelve
piece orchestra and door prizes
will be given during the evening.
On the patron list are President and Mrs. N. A. M. MacKenzie. Dr. and Mrs. Walter Sage,
Dean and Mrs. Daniel Buchanan,
Prof. Walter Gage, Mayor and
Mrs. J. W. Cornett, and Dean
Dorothy Mawdsley.
Re-registration For
Veterans Sessions
planning to attend spring and
summer sessions at UBC will be
required to register a second timt
for these special courses.
The Veterans' Bureau wishes
this fact brought to the attention
of all vets since many are undar
the impression that their cigin.il
application would cover these sessions.
Provisions for rj-registration will
be made when March cheques are
issued. DVA representatives will
bj present to handle the interviews regarding the special ex-
service  sessions.
Femme Leads Strong:
Vol. xxvra
No. 53
Executive At
Hear Mine
"THE SPIRIT of business must be brought to bear on
the many complex problems now facing the world," declared
R. W, Diamond, addressing Commerce students at the
graduation banquet of the Commerce Undergraduate Society
in the Hotel Vancouver, Wednesday evening.
Diamond is vice-president
and general manager of Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co. of
Canada Ltd.
"The spirit of business must be
a light that inspires men to better things, to higher ideals," he
said. "Only thus will our problems be solved. Only thus will
business gain the acclaim of the
Mr. Diamond charged that forces
were at work to undermine the
good reputation of Canadian business, which is now being subjected
to considerable adverse criticism.
He suggested that this state of
affairs might be attributed to the
aftermath of the war.
"Obviously we should set our
individual houses in order," he
said. "We should undertake the
problems presented by business as
a whole. It is the speeding up of
these measures that I advocate."
Stressing the value ot educated
youth in business, Mr. Diamona
told students that, among the
greatest assets of young men, were
their optimii, enthusiasm, energy, confidence and resiliency.
"But you should realise," he
added, "that opportunity Is for
the courageous, the enterprising
and the free/
He urged young men to "make
the most of their opportunities,"
but to first be certain of their
ideals and to be true to them.
Changes Planned
For Girl Rushees
RUSHING RULES for sororities
on the campus will corns under
fire Friday, March 29, when the
Pan Hellenic council hopes to revise the ruling as to length of
time necessary for attendance at
UBC bvfore joining a sorority.
At present the rule for entering
a sister-hood states that rushees
are 'eligible only if they have completed their first year with attendance on the campus for at
least one term.
Main purpow behind such an
amendment is to give newcomers
from Victoria College a chance to
enter  sororities  during their first
yeair at UBC.
DISCIPLINE committee members at a meeting Thursday noon
levied their second fines of the
ycar on thirty students guilty of
leaving coats ln the Brock Lounge.
Twenty-nine boys and one girl
have been fined fifty cents each
for Ignoring thc warning signs
posted in the main hallways of
the Brock. Passes were also confiscated for a two week period as a
reminder against further offenses.
Hugh McLeod, chairman of the
committee, warned students that it
is against the rules of the undergraduate Society Committee to
leave either coats or books in the
hallways of the Lounge.
A number of distinguished guests
attended the banquet, including
Lieutenant Governor Hon. W. C.
Woodward, Mayor J. W. Cornett,
W. J. Borrie, president of the
Board of Trade and J. S. Eckman,
chairman of the B.C. Division,
Canadian Manufacturers' Association.
George Pierson, chairman, paid
a tribute to Prof. E, H. Morrow,
head of the Department of Commerce and to other members ot
th; faculty.
Berkeley Square
To Tour Province
Square" will have a strenuous
season touring the province following its five night-presentation
at the campus auditorium begin-
ing March 12.
Mummers plan to invade the
stage of the Lyric Theatre during
the first two weeks of May to
bring the play before the Vancouver theatre audience. Tentative
plans for tihe remainder of the
trip cover principal cities of B.C.,
as well as a jaunt to Seattle.
One-night stands in Vancouver
Island towns, and in the Koote-
nays and the Okanagan Valley
will include Victoria, Nanaimo,
Kamloops, Kelowna, Trail, Nelson,
Kimberley and smaller centres.
Players Club Officials predict
the tour will double the extensive
and successful trip taken during
Now in its fourth week of rehearsal, '.Berkeley Square" is progressing smoothly towards its first
public appearance. Eighteenth
Century costumes are nearing
completion, wigs and props have
been acquired. Ticket sales are
reported to be growing.
Six Pair Of Legs
Have Sox Appeal
SIX PAIRS of female legs took
on added beauty and the memorial
gymnasium fund benefitted to the
tune of $600 as the result of the
drawing for nylon stockings held
in the caf Thursday noon.
Lucky tickets in the Jokers
sponsored raffle were held by
Joan Wheeler, Helen Carmen, D.
Henderson, Harry Kabush. H.
Hossie, and Mrs. Hayward, ace
Joker Dave Hayward's mother.
The Jokers Club wishes to extend special thanks to the Hud-
sjn's Bay Company for donating
the prizes.
FOR THOSE who are still in
doubt, the Mardi Gras is a financial
success. A total of $6,181.11 wa.s
realized, and has been divided
equally between the Red Cross and
International Student's Society.
By Lionel Salt
Mussoc 'Merrie England9
Elizabethan England came to life
Wednesday night in the music of
Edward- German's "Merrie England," this year's spring production
of the UBC Musical Society.
Public performances of the
operetta continue Saturday n'.ght,
and again on Monday, when students who missed the special showing on Wednesday will be admitted
Departing from their usual choice
of Gilbert and Sullivan works, the
society handled the less familiar
music in a competent manner, vvith
particular strength in the female
Outstanding in her role of Bessie
Throckmorton was Alice Stonehouse, a veteran of previous productions.
She sang in a clear soprano voice
that filled the auditorium, and won
immediate support from the audience. Particularly delightful was
her work In "She Had a Letter
from He*' Love."
Erikn Nalos, as the May Queen,
also sang tver role well, backing
it up with a good sense of tho
For the men, only Edward Hulford. as the arrogant strolling
player, took full advantage of the
characterization offered by the
The others acted less as Elizabethans, more as embarrassed
students, thus failing to make up
for obvious voice deficiencies.
Direction of the operetta was
under the able care of C. Haydn
Williams, now in his 23rd year
of Musical Society work.
He was forced to work hard
throughout to keep up a sustained
rhythm, the singers tending to drag
the tempo, and relying too fully on
his direction.
Chorus work was ample, but
somewhat inanimate.
Dramatic direction was handled
by the society's honorary president.
Prof. Walter Gage.
SHOWN ABOVE at right is "Mr. Dollar," Jim Duxbury,
receiving fifty crisp new bills from Operation Dollar Chief
Bob Hackett. AMS President Allan Ainsworth longingly
fingers the greenbacks during the transaction.
'Dollar Duxbury' Carries
Prize Cheque Four Hours
WHEN THE SIREN on top of the Science building blew
forth at 9 a.m. Wednesday, it heralded the commencement of
one of the few great man-hunts in the history of UBC.
At that time the first Mr. Dollar, Vernon Bruce, left tiie
Legion office on the West Mall.
From 9 a.m., the campaign continued slowly through the morning.
Watchers were aent out to keep
track of Mr. Dollar, and they reiterate Bruce's statement that he
"circulated freely." He was not
stopped till 12:35, when Phil Mc-
Nab, 2nd Yr. Arts student, accosted
him and asked: "Are you Mr.
A correct count could not be
kept during the next half hour for
Old Man Dollar wasn't Mr. Dollar
for more than a minute or so.
When Jim Duxbury picked up
the package containing the cheque,
at 1:05 p.m., he dashed up M'sieur
Underbill's stairs and over to the
library with sleuth Bob Hackett
close on his heels.
Upon leaving the confines of the
stacks, Duxbury sauntered over
to the gym to watch the end of the
roller marathon, and arrived back
at the caf shortly after 1:30 p.m.
to retrieve his books.
During the course of the afternoon he attended a Physics lab.
where he had his narrowest escape.
A classmate asked him: "Weren't
you Mr. Dollar?" To which he
replied, after due consideration, in
the affirmative.
As five o'clock drew near, several
people were watching the various
approaches to the Legion office,
but Duxbury outwitted them by
s:aying away till after the sirei.
had blown, indicating the end of
the search.
Thc cheque carried by Mr. Dollar
required the signatures of both the
President and Secretary of the
Legion, but while in transit had
only one identification. The second was affixed when Duxbury
brought the draft in at the ond
<.f the hunt.
Jim donated $10 of the $50 prize
to the Memorial Fund.
Claimants for the consolation
prize did not show up until ten
minutes to six. Jack Cunningham,
Co-ordinator of Social Activities,
arrived with 5,227 tickets and the
idea of donating his winning $25
to the Gym Fund.
Five minutes later, two representatives of Fort Camp, Bob Dodd
and Dick Stewart, came in, having
the same purpose in mind, with
G172 tickets, thus outbidding Cunningham.
Operation Dollar on the campus
was successful to the net sum of
$.ri50. This money will go to the
Legion's Operation Dollar Fund,
aiming at the presentation of a
cheque for $1000 in the near future.
Other contributions to the Fund
include the original "Operation
Dollar" among Legion members,
asking them to contribute individually in the effort. Already from
this  source  has  come  $233,   v/ith
more expected.
Said Chief of Operation Dollar
Bob Hackett: "I wish to thank the
Jokers, Phrateres and Legion
members who did such a wonderful job bi selling tickets. They
are largely responsible for the
success of the operation."
Child Centre Plan
Shelved By Legion
all veterans can be found, lack of
facilitites makes it necessary to
abandon plans for the projected
Child Care Centre, it was announced today by the UBC Legion
As soon as this situation is remedied the Legion will renew its
effort to establish such a centre.
In the meantime two downtown
day nurseries, Christ Church Cathedral Parish Hall, which is
open on Thursdays and Alexandra
Housu, which is open on Tuesdays,
have made their services available
to  veterans with children,
UBC Camera Club
To Feature Salon
PRINTS on exhibition in the
UBC Camera Club Salon, now
hanging in the Library rotunda,
will be judged by Mr. C. P. Dett-
loff, well-known Vancouver photographer, according to an an-
nouncment Friday by club president-elect Slim Greenwood.
A meeting Monday night at 7:30
in the library Periodical Room will
•v xamine the winning pictures, and
discuss all entries in the display,
which will remain in the library
curing the Visitors' Day program.
Features of the salon are black-
and-white prints, some hand-
colored photographs, and a showing of color prints made from
Koduchrome transparencies. Sections include Portrait, Scenic,
News, and Miscellaneous photography.
At a meeting of the Camera Club
Thursday, Greenwood and Jim
Eailey were elected president and
secretary-treasurer respectivly by
Vancouver Sees
Jokers, Science
At Open House
THOUSANDS OF CITIZENS will be welcomed to the
campus this afternoon in a revival of the traditional university
visitors' day. The student body has sponsored a comprehensive program designed to raise funds for the War
Memorial Gymnasium Drive.
Law Students
Advocate AMS
Code Revisions
Alma Mater Society code and limitation of the powers of the discipline committee is recommended in
a brief submitted to the Ubyssey
by two university law students,
J. W. Walsh and D. W. H. Tupper.
The brief terms the present AMS
code "a monument to ambiguity, a
screen to clarity and an Instrument for governmental manipulation."
The students' plan for revision
of the discipline committee setup,
arising out of the celebrated Zlotnik pamphlet case of last year,
calls for a judicial committee of
12, picked by lot, to sit on cases
involving students charged under
AMS code.
"The function of the discipline
committee should be restricted to
charging offenders and that of the
judicial committee to decisions on
questions of fact ,to the interpretation of the code, and to the Imposition of penalties where a conviction results," the brief says.
The entire AMS code should be
"immedlatly overhauled and renovated with a view to better administration in the future," they
The students lash out specifically
at Article XH (3) of the AMS
code, one of tiie sections under
which Zlotnik was charged.
The article states that all members of the AMS shall be responsible for "conduct which in any
way may be held directly or indirectly to affect the university."
The article is perhaps the
most ambiguous, poorly worded,
and downright iniquitous section
in the entire code," the students
"What could be more coldly calculating than this article to stand
in direct and menacing opposition
to the ideals and tenets for wnich
all of us, at home and abroad,
have been fighting?
"It calls up such vivid associations of Hitlerian and Fascist methods in their totalitarian and dictatorial aspects, that one cannot
but recoil from its contemplation
in surprise and anger."
Students Request
Concert Rate Cut
REDUCED RATES for students
attending downtown concerts may
soon be a reality.
This meeting resulted from a
letter to the Ubyssey written by
Lois Cook, third year Arts student,
suggesting that some arrangements
be made with Mr. G. Hilker, concert sponsor, regarding reduced
rates for students wishing to attend downtown concerts.
"The original suggestion as put
forth in an English 13 class was
considered impracticable both by
Mr. Hilker and the students committee," asserted Cal Whitehead,
AMS sophomore member.
Running from noon  until midnight  and  including  every   angle
of university activity, the program
is outlined below:
12:30 p.m.—Calisthenics  demonstration in the gymnasium.
This will be a regular
physical education class.
1:00 p.m.—All   campus   buildings,
laboratories,  and  shops
will be opened for inspection.   Buildings will
close at 10:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.—I n t r amural  volleyball
game in the gymnasium.
Beta Theta Pi will meet
Phi Delta Theta in this,
the final game of the
2:00 p.m.—McKechnie  Cup  rutfby
game in the  Stadium.
The game, in which the
'Birds and the Vancouver Lions will contest,
will be preceded by a
parade   of   representatives   from   each   high
school   team    and    of
Howie McPhee Memorial Trophy winners.
2:30 pjn.—Two intramural basketball games in the gymnasium.
3:00 p.m.—Soccer    game   in   the
upper field  presenting
UBC vs Pro-Rec Maple
3:30 pjn.—Tea   Dance   hi   Brock
Hall sponsored by WUS.
Dave McLelland's Orchestra  will  play  for
this event.
3:30 p.m.—Fencing,   boxing,    and
tumbling demonstrations
in the gymnasium.
0:00 pjn.—Inter-Collegiate   league
basketball game in the
gymnasium,   presenting
College of Puget Sound
Loggers  versus   UBC
0:00 pjiu—Visitors' Day Dance in
Brock Hall.  Music will
be by Dave McLelland's
The Jokers CTub has arranged
p gala carnival to run continuously
from 1:00 p.m. until midnight ln
the Armoury.
All eating facilities on the campus
will remain open until 7:30 p.m. in
order to accommodate the visitors.
Extra buses will operate from
Sasamat and increased parking
accommodations will insure adequate transportation.
listening habits-, of American college students will oe scrutinised in
a survey launched today by the
Intercollegiate Broadcasing System. Approximately 2000 students
will be asked to name their favorite types of programs, their favorite stations, their best listening
times, llils is believed to be th*
first tune that the audience of college students has been systematically studied.
Designed to discover what students like to hear on the radio, the
poll is directed by the national
office of IBC in New York. The
questions will be asked by student
volunteers chosen from the stations of the chain.
CAF MANAGER Frank Underhill once again requests that students refrain from throwing lunch-
papers, cigarette butts and other
refuse on the floors of the cafeteria and of the Brock Snack Bar
... for Visitors' Day, at least.
TO PROVE ITSELF wholeheartedly behind the War Memorial Gymnasium drive, the Pub
has condescended once again (for
a price) to beat the Council's little
brains in the annual Pub-Council
casaba epic on UBC's soon-to-be-
replaced maple court.
Wednesday   next   is   the   date.
God-only-knows   the   price.     3ut
the    price,    whatsoever,    will    bo
turned over to the Gym Fund.
Pub's annual challenge has, as
usual, received its belated reply.
Council has come out from under
its gowns to wall a quavering,
nonsensical counter-challenge.
The fools,
As   can   easily   be   deduced   by
those who saw last year's game,
Council quivers when it thinks of
the  mayhem to which  they arc
exposing themselves.
In the spring of '45 the Pubsters,
dressed only in costumes of the
Eritish Columbia natives, proceeded
to slaughter and gleefully scalp
the Councillors, fully padded in
football uniforms which tney had
swiped for the occasion from the
Point Grey Junior High School's
second  string.
Need we say more?
Last year, the Pub, ever ready,
put its members through a rugged
combat training course, and under
the leadership of the dark, fiery
Phi Delt, talked all over the Coun
cil's representatives. THE UBYSSEY, Saturday, March 2, 1946, Page 2
The following editorial excerpt from the
dignified McGill Daily should be of great
interest to the Undergraduate Societies
Committee, the Tourist Association, and the
Aggies. This also proves that eastern editors
also work themselves into a minor furore
over student affairs.
Tradition is one of the true marks of a
sound and stable organization, indicative of a
slow and steady progress. McGill, as one of
the oldest and most respected of Canadian
universities, has its fair share of tradition,
both on and off the campus. One of the prime
duties of every student at McGill should be
to respect every tradition worthy of the title
at our noble institution.
That one of those traditions is worthy goes
without saying. Year in, year out, there is
the usual occurrence, prepared in advance
sometimes, a spontaneous outbreak at others. Those who have been on the campus
before look forward to its coming; those
who are new are told about it as part of
their freshman education, and usually spend
the rest of the term waiting eagerly for its
Friendships have been made and broken
by it, stands reminiscent of Custer's last
presented, and heroic deeds, innumerable as
sands on a beach, have stood out like precious jewels mid common clay.
February is blustering its way to an end,
and examinations are not far off. Pretty
soon, everyone will be too busy studying to
think of anything else, so let's hurry and
have that annual Engineers-Artsmen snowball fight.—A.K.
A promising bit of work achieved conjointly by the Undergraduate Societies Committee and Branch 72, Canadian Legion, is
the formation of the nucleus of a full-time
employment bureau on the campus, fully
connected with the university.
A majority of large American universities are in themselves large employment agencies. Employment bureaus utilizing professional interviewers and contact men are
available to the Undergraduate who has reasonable expectations of a post-graduation
job to which his aptitudes and his training
are fitted.
This is the ideal here, and the official inauguration of a full-time employment bureau on the university campus heralds the
day when British Columbia businessmen
will naturally choose their highly-trained
employees from young specialists pidgeon-
holed and classified by the University Employment Bureau.
Previously, the undergraduates and various university departments have individually ventured into the job-placing field,
but both groups have realized that coordination was necessary if some centralized efficient and official university employment
system were to be realized. The Joint Legion,
Undergraduate Societies Committee and
University Employment Bureau Committee
sanctioned by the Board of Governors to
draw the blueprints for an official university employment agency has made amazing
progress, and deserves the heartfelt
thanks of every future employee, and employer, attending university.
A temporary office for the bureau has
been located in Brock Hall. Office furniture
has been moved in and a staff of 15 or more
student interviewers who have undergone
brief training by National Selective Service
officials are ready to meet both students and
prospective employers. Undergraduates and
graduating students may possibly register at
this bureau for employment commencing in
May. Official announcement will be made in
the Ubyssey.
This is only the first step, but the time is
coming when an engineering graduate will
not have to take a dish-washing job.
The Straphanger
By Bob Mungall
the blase approach to this business has been
lacking in recent columns and letters to the
editor, except for Lee Gidney's cracks of a
few weeks ago, let us by all means, climb
Olympus also and sneer — intelligently, of
Miss Gidney's remark that the pattern of
prejudice which the average student carries
around all his or her life is well established
during high school days, is as good a point
to start with as any. As a matter of fact,
the general outlines of this remarkable brain-
saving device, the prejudice pattern, were
probably well set long before high school.
Save Wear and Tear
And boy! does it save wear and tear on
the old IQ! We always say there's nothing
like a good strong prejudice pattern.
Healthy, too. No neurotic indecision as to
rights and wrongs.
We know what is right and what is wrong,
what is correct and what is incorrect — we
have it on good authority — and so can devote any excess grey matter to proving our
case to the unbelievers. The fact that the
unbelievers are, for the most part, just as
fanatical believers in what is heresy to us,
is of no significance.
Discussion is "stimulating," it "makes us
think" and besides, "we always like to hear
the other fellow's point of view."
Bane of the Age
Now, God preserve us from stimulating
discussions. Next to the high-powered sex
movie, the atom bomb, and the pleatless
pant, the bane of this age is the stimulating
discussion and the conviction that some good
comes out of it.
Makes us think, does it? All it does Ls to
make the old prejudice pattern keyboard
jingle — and we love the sound of it.
We may even see something in the other
chap's point of prejudice and have the added
pleasure of feeling broad-minded. This
usually means that some part of the other
man's pattern, which hadn't occurred to us
before, can be fitted into ours without seriously disturbing the framework and we're
so happy about the whole thing — because
it IS good to be broad-minded, you know —
that the glands begin to secrete. This is
quite popular and is often known as widening the mental horizon.
Sometimes the prejudice of an individual
is so firmly constructed and obvious that ho
can always be depended upon to act in strict
accordance with it. Its wonderful inflexibility excites our admiration — "He is sincere, you know."
So perhaps it isn't going too far to suggest that anyone who engages in polemics
purely for the sake of the emotional kick
derived therein, might just as well betake
himself off to a show or some other form of
stimulating entertainment.
Or admit, if only to himself, that the welfare of his country, party, people and so on,
is not his sole motivation.
And how about the sophisticate who has
no prejudice pattern or maybe just a little
one, very flexible? Well, perhaps the
Olympian air gives him the emotional kick
he's looking for.
Just in case you think that all this is
completely off the beam, drop around to the
Parliamentary Forum some time. Perhaps
you'll be lucky enough to see a repeat performance of an incident which happened a
couple of weeks ago. Following a debate on
the advisibility of having political clubs on
the campus, Forumites were asked to vote
twice; first, according to their opinions or
prejudices on the matter, and secondly,
according to an honest appraisal of the merits of the various arguments put forward by
the speakers.
With only two or there broad-minded exceptions at most, the results of both votes
coincided, the same people voting for the
same side each time. Which made it a coincidence, I suppose.
FOR SALE: Fine lemonwood
bow, backed with fibre and hickory. Pulls 45 lbs. Quiver, arrows,
and arm guard. $17. Phone ALma
FOR SALE: Two tickets each
io The Vancouver Symphony concert on Sunday, March 3, and Jean
Watson, contralto, on Tuesday,
March 5. May be bought separably. Phone Nancy Macdonald,
NOTICE: Will the person who
picked up tne wrong Telemac raincoat in the Brock S. basement on
Tuesday, February 12 phone Jack
at KE0599R. Valuable article found
in pocket.
NOTICE: All Badminton Club
members are urged to attend the
annual club party to be held in
the main lounge of Brock Hall,
Tuesday evening, March 5. Dancing is from 9 to 1 and refreshments
will be served.
Admission is by membership
card only.
MEETING: Tuesday noon, March
5 All Chiliiwack students, in Arts
103, Memorial Gym Drive.
MEETING: The Varsity Outdoor
Club elections are being held
Monday noon, March 4, at 12:30,
in Ap Sc 202. Very important.
Everyone turn out or else you . . .
MEETING: Social Problems Club
presents Mr. Stanley Gordon.
Editor of To-Day Magazine, speaking on "Problems Common to All
Minorities." Wednesday, 12:30, in
Applied Science 100.
.   .   .  EDITORIAL PAGE  .   .   .
A PICTURE of UBC's Mardi Gras Chorus appeared in
the latest edition of Time Magazine over an italicized caption
"Suggestive Exposure." These words and other picturesque
references to our chorus were reprinted from the BC Catholic
Magazine of some weeks ago. The outspoken phrases taken
from that publication branded such displays as "brazen outrages" which "implant ideas of vicious excess" appealing to
man's animal passions.
It literally implied that the entire Mardi Gras was a feeble excuse for suggestive exposure.
These views were made the
object of ridicule when Time
observed that net profits amounted
to 16,400,  part of  which was do-
nated to the Rad Cross.
Have we, at the university, become immoral, in that we sponsor
and enjoy "this typs of entertainment," or is it that we have been
misunderstood? When such criticism comes from a respected
source it is difficult to retaliate
without becoming, in part at least,
a little vindictive.
I think ws must bear in mind
the fact that opinions in matters
such as this have changed with
time and are still changing.
Change, one way or another, is
inevitable. In my opinion the
chorus was not a "brazen outrage" but that view would not be
supported one or two generations
The inference that the only motive
in sponsoring such a party was a
chance   to   indulge   in   immoral
displays is, I think, unfair.
The chorus, which has been
criticized by very few today would
have been universally criticized by
our grandparents. The same chonib
would likely be considered staid
and old-fashioned by our grandchildren.
I have tried to justify an opinion
which brands this particular cabaret entertainment as immoral.
Surely an attempt to understand
is preferable to harsh criticism in
the face of changing times.
NEXT WEEK'S Beauty-on-the-Spot will be Shirley Woodward. Her
article must be in the Publications office by 3:30 Thursday, typed and
Town Planning
IT HAS BEEN subtly suggested with much cracking
of whips, that this article should conform to lines of humour,
but I am afraid that what I have to say is no joke.
Have you ever stopped to think what our beautiful city
of Vancouver would be like with a population of, say, one
million? Have you ever thought of the changes that must
take place to handle this situation with any sembalnce of
order? Apparently Vancouver's Town Planning Commission
have,—and six out of ten quit in protest against present
Some of our 'eager beaver' citizens would have us aim at becoming the largest city in Canada, apparently quite sincere in the belief that it would be a fine thing
for all of us. It is granted that
we might have more Industry and
•.. 'pretty' sky line like New York,
but we would find the problems
er.d headaches of New York were
v. ith us also.
My personal experience with the
American metropolis is very limited, but I can draw many conclusions from London, having seen
its population difficulties. You will
probably suggest that London grew
without town planning, but we
must remember that everything
goes out of date eventually and
our 'modernistic' efforts may not
be any more permanent.
It has often been quipped that
you never see the sun in London
because of the 'industrial haze,'
but I can assure you of the fallacy
of this statement,—the sun is very
bright and clear under certain conditions,—at ten thousand feet.
As a consequence, everything is
covered with a film of dirt and
grime. In a fog, (similar to our
Vancouver product) everyone begins to look as though he had been
locked outside on the observation
car through the Connaught Tunnel.
Of course, no one who has the
money to buy a pair of roller
skates lives in such a place, so
people come from as far as eighty
miles away to work each day,
which I must grant doesn't take
any longer than going to Varsity
from North Vancouver. (Who
brought Vancouver's transportation
system into this anyway?)
Now let us take a look at Vancouver with this hypothetical population increase. 'City Decay' is
the first thing to create a problem
and this, according to Town Planning references, is just like tooth
decay which must be cleaned out
and filled with something less unpleasant and more useful.
I would liken 'City Decay' to the
way trees are stifled when outgrown by larger species. We need
not look any further than our own
downtown sections to see dilapidated houses occupying the land
that could be used to better advantage for modern apartments or
businesses. People living in these
areas have none of the normal
home pleasures: space to relax in
a garden, privacy, quiet, clean atmosphere, and perks to keep the
children off the streets,
Swimming would be out of the
question in anything short of a
day's travel, a holiday at the seashore' or a park swimming pool.
This would be due to the fatt that
shipping would monopolize the
shore space and would have spread
lo include the full harbor, Kitsilano, and West Vancouver.
The water itself would be too
filthy for the average person even
if the space could be found. In
spite of the fact that Burnaby has
been suggested as the manufacturing site, I think we would find
that most of*our industry would
tend to remain near to the supply
and shipping point whenever possible.
For those of you who have seen
a really largj city, the point I am
tring to put across was quite
obvious before I started. For
these who know only Vancouver
as we see it today, slightly overcrowded but still beautiful, I can
only suggest that a week in London would do more to convince
you than all the hypotheses in
the world.
I am not, as I might appear,
writing against the growth of
Vancouver, as I feel that it Is as
inevitable as the one man street
car. A large population can be
handled sanely and comfortably
here if a continual effort is made
on the part of those in authority, in
a long-sighted manner. Very little
of the following is original but has
been extracted from suggestion of
our Town Planning Commission.
Towns are tending to be of a
smaller population, closer together
and integrated with each other.
This would suggest that maybe we
should go around the corner of
these mountains and start a new
one. Roads tend to by-pass towns
this saving further congestion ot
the already clogged streets. Fluctuating or dropping property values can be staballzed by rebuilding in 'Decayed Areas.' This also
prevents business centre shifts and
losses to citizens of capitalization.
A modern city needs roads—"not
the tanglo of traffic jams and stop
lights it has now, but a network
designed for free, fast-moving
traffic. It will need proper provision for air transport—private
and commercial planes and 'helicopters.
MEETING: All Kelowna students. General meeting in Arts
104 for discussion of War Memorial
drive, on Thursday. March 7.
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Week-end  Review
And Preview By lee gidney
starring Laurctte Taylor is a weak
play hi spite of having won a
Drama Critics Award. There is
nothing in it much beyond a debilitated patheticness which the
characters and direction are not
fine enough to turn into pathos,
though my pre-reading of Tenes-
see Williams' script gave me the
unmistakeable impression of its
presence there.
Its lessons to me were, one and
chiefly, that a play must be solid,
built up step by step to something
conclusive. The tempo must be a
rising one to a crescendo. Then, if
there is a poetic note in the thing
it, too, must be solid, a hunger
within the range of satisfaction, a
power that can be realized, expression that is without any misty
undefined hankerings, a zeal that
is concrete and especially unself-
conscious. I'll illustrate with a few
lines that may read well but don't
ring true.
The play is introduced and explained by a stage-narrator who
is also one of the characters—"Yes
I have tricks in my pocket, I have
* *
HERE IT IS: 'To begin with, I
turn back time. I reverse it to that
quaint period, the thirties, when
the huge middle-class of America
was matriculating in a school for
the blind. Their eyes had failed
them or tihey had failed their eyes
and so the were having their Angers, pressed forcibly down on the
fiery Braille alphabet of a dissolving economy."
The phrase, "their eyes had failed them or the had failed their
eyes," Is not only obscure but self-
conscious, more aware of how a
thing is being said than anxious
to be above all else, clear.
The phrase "the fiery Braille alphabet of a dissolving economy"
is  a  purple  phrase  to  my ear.
* *
Then There Were None" was
much better acted than written.
M. Clair's direction, especially the
first scene in the boat where the
audience is introduced to the eight
guests in a sort of round-robin,
was very effective. And Richard
Haydn as the butler, Rogers, was
a pleasure. Add June Duprez and
Louis Hayward for love-Interest,
and a different ending, and to my
* *
THE "PRATER VIOLET" business is a nail on which Isherwood
hangs things. Around it revolves
his full-size Dr. Bergmann, the
director of the film, who describes
himself as "an old Jewish Socrates
who preaches to the Young"; Mr.
Chatsworth, the English producer,
who wished to make "Tosca" with
out music and with Garbo; Roger,
the sound-recordist, whose considered opinion of the best thing
in his life may or may not surprise
you; and Lawrence, the cutter,
who disclaims the magic circles of
things up my sleeve. But I am
the opposite of a stage magician.
He gives you the illusion that (has
the appearance of truth. I give
you the truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion." That may sound
alright but it is mannered, very
slight, apparently clever, and NOT
matter-of-fact, idiomatic and unassuming. It therefore cannot
stand on its own two feet, but
puts the audience in the vaguely
uncomfortabe position of having
to tolerate it with a good grace,
which of course they do in the
hope of something better later on.
Then follows a paragraph that
doesn't sound right because it recalls the period of the thirties in
terms that are not as vivid as one's
own memory of that time, or because it is written in the vein of
nonchalant reminiscence that
could apply as well to the alleged
period of 'lavender and old lace',
actually a time of the grimmest
;. wage-slavery. Such a tone lacks
' power—he seems to think power
would destroy the sentimentality
of his picture.
* *
When I first read it I was impressed by it without being sure
of its meaning —I filled that in
from my own knowledge of the
misery and crack-pot theories of
the times. As I look at lt now, as
I heard it last night in the theatre
I see it as so much phrase-making.
As Dowling says these and similar lines he does so with a certain wan lyricism from which I
conclude they are intended to
have a poetic content. The laurels
of poetry have been assigned long
ago to Shakespeare. To make a bid
for them with lyrical prose that
is neither absolutely clear nor real
but the weakest of all the theatrical values—that is sentimental
and hopeless.
* *
mind a more probable ending, and
you have a movie "well calculated
to keep you In suspense." Whether
it does is another question.
The book is Christopher Isherwood's new long short-story, "Prater Violet." This is a lovely thing
only 128 pages in length concerning the making of a movie called
"Prater Violet" in England in 1933.
And-It'has a completely realistic
ajftwoach.   Marvellous stuff.
* it-
poetry at romantic, but proposes
to cast some of his own as mathe
matical patterns of efficiency, a
new and earnest romanticism, to
my way of thinking.
All these people revolve around
the "Violet" and outside them revolves the whole stage of 1933
which keeps impinging on the
inner circle of the story.
Next week: On March 4 and 5
the Hilker people present two
singers at the Strand, Jennie
Tourel and Jean Watson, both
beautiful and good.
Limbs, Records Broken
e f
At Armoury Marathon
THE THUNDER of steel wheels on asphalt and the
rending sound of human epidermis on same, filled the
farthest reaches of the Armoury yesterday, as Lambda A's
and Sigma Phoo's tied in the contest for the honored Joker
Jug, symbol of superiority, endurance and equilibrium.
Girls' grass hockey team,  with
two contestants carried    off    the
When the opening gun popped
at 9 a.m. the 22 starters dashed off
in a blaze of glory, under the Impression that they would be skating
for half an hour before they were
It was soon evident that a dozen
laps were enough to eradicate the
initial zeal of the contestants, ana
they were soon zig-zagging frantically for replacements.
Amongst the uninitiated, who
were in the majority, the problem
was not to get up speed or maintain it, but to stop when they
wore relieved.
Most popular method of losing
momentum without suffering
bodily damage was to select the
most compact group of bystanders
and plunge gracefully into their
midst. If the group was large
'.nought, ai.d its members well-fed,
thc skater received the impression
as of ei firm, oversized pillow.
If the gathering was small, h*3
scored a strike, and kept moving.
The girls were the ones to watch
for style.    Th?y were  all  experts
NEWMAN CLUB: Debate between alumni and undergrads,
Monday, March 4, at 8 p.m., in
Our Lady's Church Hall. Everyone out.
at the art of dashing in front of
other contestants when starting
their turns, causing the latter unfortunates to either reave an imprint of their profile in the asphalt
or streak off at a tangent and
flatten rows of Army tables, which
outlined the course.
When the final count was taken,
the winning girls were only two
laps behind the winning boys.
THE VARSITY Christian Fellowship will hold another of its
"Firesides" on Sunday, March 24,
at 3 p.m. At this time a speaker
who is yet to be announced will
address the gathering.
The meeting which will be held
ot 1560 Mathews Avenue is open
to all students.
MEETING-The SCM psychology
group will meet in Arts 103. The
speaker will be Dr. W. Black and
his topic Achieving Maturity. Time
is Monday, 12:30.
MEETING: UBC branch, Canadian Legion, at Alma Academy,
EVoadway at Alma, 8 p.m., MonJay,
PVbruary 4.
MEETING For all interested
veterans. A talk on "The financial
provisions of the Veterans' Land
Act" by J. Brant of the V.L.A.
committee. Wed., March 6, 12:30
p.m. in Aggie 101.
WHAT IS YOUR OPINION    Greek Songfest    Survey Shows Veterans
No. 4: Riciii Prejudice Set For March 12  Want Engineering Jobs
NOTHING fills me so much with shame as this personal
necessity to defend the Jew (I choose this group as the most
frequently maligned in my experience, feeling at the same
time that the plea is applicable for any minority under such
scurrilous attack).
Such sentiments as I voice will be accepted, I presume
upon experience, by sympathetic readers only. Therefore
I shall pursue the subject, not persuasively to the racially
intolerant but openly to those who recognise terror in the
present situation, who are eager to mitigate the asperity
endured by these aggrieved people.
In the past I have sought to quell
the scabrous attacks by identifying myself with the persecuted,
thus hoping to embarass the critic
out of his position. The folly of
such a stand and its actual detriment, by causing resentments, was
pointed out to me by a Jew who
advised that my support as a gentile would be more valid in any
such controversy.
If you are willing to take such a
stand, and the gravity of the issue surely must compel you to
this, do not abuse this first advantage in a clumsy procedure.
Use the opportunities provided by
slanders and slights, but consider
the perpetrator and the degree of
intimacy your relations with him
will permit. A friend one may upbraid, but a stranger's rights of
privacy may not be Invaded. Do
not offend.
Few people will not confess a
respect for personally known Jews
and therefore it is upon this point
that the greatest aiAount ot ground
can be won. Though this may
sound like a calculated policy it
is with me a most sincere attitude.
Do not isolate the Jews as a
race, hoping to win approbation
with salient examples in fields of
endeavor, such as Mendelssohn,
Disraeli, or Heine. Attempt to consider them always as individuals
and persuade their detractors to
judge similarly. Immediately the
race question vanishes, for then
there are only people without classification beyond personal regard.
Just as the famous are not representative of a race, neither are
the familiar. A Jew is a person,
not the member of a local community, and he is to be greeted as
a person.
Biblical homilies are apt in this
respect but unfortunately, I think
you will find they sound but platitudinous to your opponent and
therefore they cannot strengthen
your argument. I .would suggest
that you do not go beyond the
field of personal experience for
supporting authorities.
Confine consideration of the Jew
to personalities, as an individual
he will fare better against those
who conventionally treat him aa
an abstract threat. Insist that he
Is a person and you will have provided him his own defence.
Another aspect of Intolerance
which serves to reveal its own horror can be used effectively in your
persuasions. No person is sufficiently typical to escape being
classified in some way a minority,
national or religious, in (his or
other societies.
"In China everyone is a Chinaman, even the Emperor is Chinese"
suggests to the occidental that in
such a community he would be
non-normal. By denying a Jew his
prerogative to be used as an individual the Catholic, the foreigner, the small-businessman, everyone is indirectly threatening his
own security.
Attack upon one minority ultimately imperils the position of
everyone even more immediately
than as a transgression of individual rights in a democracy.
Finally, I offer a caution. I once
knew a negro who suffered greatly from the liberal attitude of accepting him because of his race in
an effort to display its "tolerance"
(which word is too suggestive of
censure and superiority to be effectively used in an argument
against discrimination and prejudice).
The Editor
Dear Madam:
I wish to make a complaint to
our sign-making friends, the Mamooks. It's not that I don't like
their handiwork—I think it's good,
more power to them—but, who is
the damphool who got the bright
idea of tacking the signs on to
the back of the bench at the bus-
Saturday night, February 23, I
was waiting the usual 20 minutes
or more for a bus, so I decided to
rest my weary bones. When the
bus arrived and I arose from the
bench, I was surprised and at the
same time annoyed to be told that
I was a walking advertisement for
"Berkley Square." Maybe it is
good advertising, but I'm going to
get awfully tired -of having people
back me up to a plate-glass window just so they can read what I
say.   How would you feel?
For myself, I don't mind too
much, as my coat, being a raincoat,
will probably clean quite easily,
but someday someone wearing
something that doesn't take kindly
to such treatment, will really be
down somebody else's neck.
Hoping  that  something will be
done—either    the    use    of    non-
smudging paint or the employment
of a taller person for sign-posting.
Vours truly,
(of the coat of many colors).
will be able to get three units of
credit by taking part in the International Relations Workshop
which will be held again this year,
the president's office has announced.
Introduced last year, this course
has now been made an option for
third and fourth year students.
Director will again be Dr. Warren
E. Tomlinson, head of the Department of History and Political
Science at the College of Puget
Sound,  Tacoma.
The course will be open to the
general public as well as students.
NOTICE; Will members of the
grad class who have not paid Kay
Smart their grad fees please see
her  at  the Alpha  Delta  Pi  table
By Viv Spicer
"That horse is so very beautful,"
The young girl softly sighed;
"A helicopter's more useful!"
And the young man turned aside.
"How can you even compare the
Why,   horses   have   minds   and
Your   mechanized things are  of
use it is true—
With some idiot at the controls!"
He frowned upon her ignorance,
"This is an era of speed.
The   helicopter   is   a   sign   of
I've no patience with you and
your steed."
Then   swiftly  anger   swept  her
The words of love forgotten—
"I'll always take the horse's part.
Your modern Jd-eas are rotten!"
They parted wiser; but it was sad
That their love should have no
For she was Aggie Undergrad
And he was a Scienceman.
ANNUAL Greek Letter Song
Fest will be held Tuesday, March
12 in Brock Hall from 7:30 to 1 a,m.
Choirs representing each fraternity and sorority, consisting of a
maximum of sixteen members,
will sing either one or two of their
group songs. Cups will be awarded to the winning fraternity and
Dr. O. G. Sedgewick, Dean M.
D. Mawdsley, Dr. J. A. Harris,
Dr. J. Crumb, Dr. and Mrs N. A.
M McKenzie and Dean D. Buchanan have been invited to judge
the entries.
After the judging, dancing
in the Main Lounge will follow,
to the music of Dave McLelland's
Tickets will be sold only to
fraternity and sorority members
or alumni.
ROYAL Turquoise and Aster
Purple will be the colors,of the
Bachelor ot Home Economioj and
Bachelor of Social Work hoods to
be conferred here for the first
time this spring.
These choices wene made by the
administration only after some
consideration, owing to the increased demand for various hood
colors resulting from the granting
of honorary degrees and the formation of new faculties.
"BUZZ" WALKER, newly-elected
Co-ordinator of Social Activities
for 1948-47, wants a pretty, intelligent secretary.
Girls applying for the job must
be ready to work daily next year
from 12 to 2 p.m., handling bookings at the AMS office. Applicants
will be interviewed immediately at
the AMS office by Miss Rita
It will be a paid position.
LOST: Left hand deerskin glove,
raised stitching on back. Near
main parking lot. Please return
to AMS office.
LOST: Mole grey gabardine rain
coat, raglan shoulders, in men's
wash room, Science building,
Thursday, February 28. Phone
Barry Standfield, BA5981.
LOST: Four felt crests and maroon sweater material. Please give
to any Pre-Med student.
LOST: Keuffel and Essen log
vector slide rule. Left in ME 109,
February 27. Reward. Serial number registered.
MEETING: Attention Chess Culb
meetings: Monday — Arts 204,
Thursday — Arts 104.
URGENT:  All members of the
Chinese Students Club turn out
Wed.,  March  6,  to Arts  104, for
elections: Time 12:30.
A DRAWER ln the Legion office
filing cabinet is filled with precious
crystals as a result of the Legion
sugar drive.
The reward of self-denial can
be seen ln a large box full of
sugar lumps which the Vets did
not put In their coffee.
RESULTS of a recent survey of intended occupations
for veteran students at UBC have been announced recently
by the President, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie.
This Poll, which was conducted by the Veterans' Counselling Service, indicates the chosen professions of more than
3100 of the University's ex-servicemen and women.
It is however, only a prelimin-
Only a few have shown preference in becoming Ministers, Civil
Servants or Physical Education
Leaders. However, a great many
veterans studying Commerce and
Political Science will eventually
enter Civil Service, and it is expected that with the establishment
of a degree course in Physical
Education at UBC and the erection of a fully-equipped training
centre there will be a good number who will elect to graduate aa
physical education and recreational leaders.
The remaining 9 per cent are
listed under a very wide range ot
occupations which include: Meteorology, Home Economics, Nursing, Fisheries, Library work, Research Chemistry, Industrial Relations, P o u lt r y, Criminology,
P h y s i o-therapy, Entomology,
Psychiatry, linguist, physical .research, and wild life management.
The survey has provided further
proof that all veterans at the university are studying for the realization of very clear-cut aims. Before enrolling they have made very
definite decisions as to their chosen
ary survey in that most of these
men and women are at present
only in the first or second year
of university training and may
later re-direct their studies to
another field.
The figures reveal a fairly even
distribution over a wide field with
the largest number of job preferences in Engineering and Commerce.
Calculated approximately on a
percentage basis, the poll shows
that some 13 per cent of the veterans intend to go into some form
of commercial business, this percentage having enrolled for Commerce at UBC.
Next i n priority is Teacher
Training, some 9 per cent planning
to enter the education field.
Heaviest registration of ex-servicemen is in the Enginering Faculty and here the percentages are
8 per cent for Chemical Engineering, approximately 7 per cent
for Mechanical, for Electrical and
Forestry Engineering, 5 per cent
for Civil Engineering, 3 per cent
for Mining, 1 per cent for Geological and 1 per cent for Metallurgical Engineering.
Five per cent of the veterans
have expressed their intention of
going into some branch of Agriculture, while the same percentage
have selected Law and Medicine
as their professions. Three per cent
intend to become Dentists.
About 1 per cent will study for
Chartered Accountancy according
to the survey.
Fairly high in the list are those
who intend to enter into Social
Service work, there being l^t per
cent who wish a vocation in this
highly selective field.
Next in order of preference are
Journalism, Architecture, Aeronautical Engineering, Pharmacy,
Optometry, Veterinary Science,
these all being under 1 per cent.
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Four UBC graduates now working as assistants in the Department of Physics have been awarded resaroh fellowships by leading
American universities, President
N. A. M. MacKenzie has announced.
Donald G. Ivey has been awarded a research assoclateship by the
University of Notre Dame.
Awarded research assistantships
by Purdue University are Arthur
C. Johnson, R. Raymond McLeod
of Rossland, and John H. Forster.
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big day for stadium manager
TODAY IS VISITORS* DAY on the campus. It's a big
day for UBC's sports enthusiasts. Action will be centered
around the final McKechnie Cup rugby contest in the UBC
Stadium, so one of the busiest men will be jovial Johnny
Owen, popular stadium manager.
Johnny is undoubtedly UBC's most ardent sports enthusiast; there's not much that he doesn't know about the
local sports world. And he'll tell you all you want to know
about anything in sport history at UBC, too. He knew every
Thunderbird star, whether he was in rugger, basketball,
soccer, or football .
He's bothered a thousand times each day by the various
athletes who make their headquarters in ihe Stadium.
Whether it's an old pair of shorts, a football, some tape, a
shoelace, or a rubdown, Johnny is always handy.
His tiny little gadget-filled office is packed every lunch
hour. He's busiest pouring tea for all the visitors he receives
there between bites at his own lunch.
He'll be busier than ever today, for today will be one of
the biggest days for the UBC Stadium in many months.
But Johnny is never without a smile, no matter how
hard he has to work. His jovial spirit is contagious, too. It's
no light job keeping the Stadium in order, but Johnny does
it, and does it well.
Tookes Take Thriller, 40-37
TOOKES TOOK the first game
of the best-of-three series ror the
city Intermediate B Championship
by handing Varsity's Inter B
hoopers a 40-37 defeat at King Ed
Gym on Thursday night.
The boys of ths Blue and Gold
were leading the Tooke cagers at
the mid-way breather by a 23-19
count. However, this advantage
was short-lived as Tookes came
back with a rush to outscore the
faltering Varsity squad 10-4 in
the third quarter.
With one minute left In the
fracas, Tookes were leading by
three points when Varsity's Dave
Barker got away for a set-up to
close the gap to one point. Fouled
on the play, he was awarded a
free shot but failed to score the
all-important point. Tookes then
got the ball and put the game on
ice when Doug Bell dropped a
shot with 30 seconds left.
Doug Bell, with his unorthodox
shots, garnered 16 points to be the
main factor in the Tooke victory.
For the losers, Gordy Selman
turned in a sterling performance
by gnashing the hemp for 19 of
the best. -BRAY.
VARSITY—Matthews 4, Selman
19. Forsythe 6, Boyes 2, Plant 2,
Bray, Young, Barker 4.   Total 37.
TOOKES—Sutherland 2, Bruce
9, Walker 8, Fraser 3, Witherspoon
2, Ball 16, McFarlane, Hill-Tout.
Total 40.
, /           	
Faltering Thunderbird Punters
Meet Lions In Crucial Contest
Saturday, March 2, 1946
Page 4
PARADES AND BANDS, excitement and color will be
the order of the day when the Thunderbirds take to the field
at 2:30 this afternoon against the Vancouver Lions in the
final and crucial tilt of the 1946 McKechnie Cup series.
It's a do or die affair since the       ————————————
only way that the 'Birds can keep
the cup on the campus again this
year is to come up with a win
this afternoon.
If the 'Birds are on the victorious end of this battle, there will
be a tie in the standings with each
of the three teams knotted at two
wins apiece. As the cup is a
challenge trophy, the Blue and
Gold squad would have the right
to retain the silverware.
To make matters a little more.
interesting, something new will be
added when  rugger mentors call
Ruby Dunlop, Queen of the Mardi
Gras, to stage the kick-off.
Colour will be supplied at the
half way mark of the rugger tilt by
the Jekers' Club which is supplying four horses and Jockeys for the
"Ups and Downs." Racing forms
will be on sale to the public in
the Stadium. In addition, this
popular campus club will stage a
bull fight, complete with torea-
dores, matadors, picadors, and
stadium doors.
The 'Birds will be starting at a
slight disadvantage owing to the
changed lineup. With the great
number of Injuries that the team
has suffered this season, the team
has yet to play two games with
the same lineup. The Lions will
be at full strength and if the rest
of the breaks come their way, they
will take the cup for the first time
in 10 years.
Game time ls set at 2 o'clock so
that the Jokers can put on the few
extra tld-blta. All the financial
lettuce taken in at the game will
be used to swell the Manorial Oym
'Birds, Loggers
In Title Battle
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
VOC Skiers Prep
For Steeplechase
The Varalty Outdoor Club's
Steeplechase will be held this
Sunday! Ruin your week-end and
enter this trial. The steeplechase,
open only to those with some ability to write, or at least sign
their name, will start at the end
of Thunderbird Ridge, go over the
peak of Dam, over the peak of
Grouse, across the Plateau and
down to the "Vee-O-Cee" Cabin.
It is a long race, so bring your
sleeping bag and a calendar. Refreshments will be served along
the  way.
This ski race will be open to
all Varsity skiers, and entries will
Le accepted at the snow-pole on
Dam Mountain at 12 noon on
Sunday, March 8. Come on, fellows and gals. Turn out and have
a good  time.
*   t   *   *
The elections of the 1946-47 executive of the Varsity Outdoor
Club will be held today In Ap.Sc.
204 at 12:30 noon. Everyone turn
MEETING: UBC Legion Branch
72 will hold a general meeting at
7 30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, in
the Alma Academy, at Broadway
and Alma. Very important meeting.
will be just one of the Varsity
rugger stars on the sidelines today
because of injuries. Jack Armour,
Bob Croll, Massie White, Alex
Carlyle, and Dave Storey will join
him on the bench.
Council Tackles
Pub Wednesday
AT LAST, the great day ls
nearly here. Yes, for all those
fans of the great sport of basketball, the day of days is on the
way. Everthlng points to another
great game in the annual tilt
which everone on the campus looks
forward to with joy and expectation.
The action begins at noon Wednesday when the members of the
Publications Board leave their
typewriters to give the members
of the Student Council another
lesson in the gentle art of how to
play hoopla without bothering too
much with referees.
Year after year the pubsten
take time out to try to show the
CouncU members what this casaba
game ls all about, and year after
year, these Council members must
come back for another lesson.
Last year's battle was typical of
past games. The Council squad
knew it was licked the minute the
howling Pubsters came on the
full war paint, they danced onto
the ample courts and promptly began sinking the melon from every,
where on the floor.
The Pubsters all paid homage to
the great master, J. T. Scott and
floor. Sporting Indian regalia and
bowed low before Totie and were
then ready for play. There was
another little man running around
with a whistle In his mouth.
Soon the fence between the two
halves of the floor was xorn down
and the two squads began to go
to work on one another. Of course
the outcome was obvious and
every once In a while the Pub
would take a minute out to score
another basket and then go back
to throwing the Council quintet
This year with Mardee Dundas
as the brain behind the team and
with Totie to work* for again, the
Pub boys will again go out to
teach Council another lesson. The
contest will be a "must" for all
those who appreciate basketball.
Game time is 12:30,
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UBC's one and only Maisie
Ewart proved herself to be ont
ot the best skiers in Western
Canada last weekend at Princeton,
where she placed third in the
senior women's combined downhill and slalom races In the Western Canadian Ski Championships.
Maisie gained a total of 72.86
points in the combined event
which, out of a total possible score
of 80 points, showed everybody
that UBC has some really top-
notch skiers.
In the slalom races, which were
held on the steep slopes two miles
out of Princeton, Maisie placea
third with the total time for the
two runs of two minutes, 16.8
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The tricky, steep and dangerous
downhill course which had a vertical drop of 600 feet in the schuss,
saw Maisie grabbing the fourth
spot with a time of one minute, 47
The senior boys from our Point
Grey Institution caused quite a
lot of oh's and ah's when several
cf the boys finished the race in
rather an unorthodox manner.
Sandy Martin, the team captain,
had a pair of those new-fangled
safety harnesses on his skiis which
are supposed to allow the skis to
come off When in a bad spill.
Well, the skiis came off all
right, but they came off when
Sandy was making the fast turn
at the bottom of the schuss while
he was still on his own two feet.
B-tween broken Ski poles and
trying tj find both of his skis,
Sandy was delayed permanently
from finishing the downhill race,
which just goes to show you that
anything can happen in a downhill
race,—and usually does.
Tall, dark and handsome John
Frazee put in :> fair snow on the
slalom course wnen he placed
tenth out of the 100-odd contestants  in  the  senior  slalom traces.
John had some of the bqgt competitors in the Pacific Northwest
entered against him, but according
to John, "we sure got in some
valuable practise which will help
in the meets with the American
Doug Fraser placed half way
down the list in the downhill
race, clocking 1:38.3, with
Gordy Cowan and John Frazee
leading the UBC contingent. Cow,
an recorded the downhill time of
1:27.1, While Frazee placed thirteenth with 1:18.3 Arnie Teas-
dale placed ahead of your scribe
by 2.1 seconds when he schussed
and christied down the wooded
course in 1:44.2.
Many visitors were surprised
that the UBC team didn't place
up in the winning circle, but when
i' was explained to them that such
skiers as Bill Bowes, (Cascade
Club of Portland), Bert and Bill
Irwin, (Amber Club), and winner
of the four-way combined, Olaf
Rodegard. FIS skier from Portland, Will Helming, (Cascade),
and many other experts were
competing, they nodded understanding^.
In any case the boys had a lot
of fun and lots of skiing practise
they would not have got had they
not competed.
UBC's CHIEFS will play host to
the Seattle College quintet Monday
at noon when the visitors arrive
for an exhibition contest. The
Chieftains will be taking time out
from their Senior A finals with
Lauries to put on a show for UBC's
casaba enthusiasts.
This Is the second time this
season that the Chiefs have played
an American team. Earlier in the
year, they defeated the Western
Washington squad In a return
match which the 'Birds were
scheduled to play at Bellingham.
The coach of the Seattle squad
Is well known ln Vancouver sport
circles. He Is Joe Budnlck who
played Canadian football for the
Vancouver squad some years ago.
The Chiefs will be out to show
the visiting team that UBC's boys
know plenty about hoopla. Game
time is 12:30, Monday.
. on the warpath
Chiefs Tie Finals
In Bruising Tiff
VARSITY'S basketball musketeers, the capering Chiefs, catnfc
bruising back into the Senior A
hoop picture Wednesday night,
when they handed the Laurie Pie-
Rates a handy 56-41 lacing at the
Varsity Oym to knot the title series
at one game apiece.
Before a rabid crowd of fans
who bellowed encouragement on
any pretext, the Chiefs managed
to sidestep the charging protegees
of Laurie Liddle and heave the
melon through the ring with
merciless accuracy to bounce into
a  sizeable  15-point margin.
The studes unleashed the hatchet early and bounded to an 11-1
count at the four-minute mark
before the Piemen could set their
sights. Then the game opened up
as phying-coach Jimmy Bardsley
led the business boys on a scoring
rampage which slashed the score
to 15-12 at the quarter post.
Sophomore Bob Haas staged a
a one man shooting exhibition at
this point, making his way under
the basket for two field goals and
three free tosses to register seven
straight points for the students.
His rollicking playmates continued the slaughter and despite the
hard-checking brand of play which
began to style the contest, the
Chiefs coasted to a 31-29 margin
half way through the period.
With four minutes to go to the
breather the casaba chasers staged
rough and tumbling dribbling exhibitions wherein the elbows lashed a meagre six points at the bell,
Tne boys hit the maples fOr the
second half with plenty of dash,
but the third canto proved to be
rather a slow-trotting affair as the
game turned into a confused melee
of brutal checking.
The Chieftains were dealt a cruel
blow wheh Bob Haas was banished
from the floor on fouls early in
the period, and Coach Art Johnson
made an appearance on the court
in an attempt to ease his panting
charges who were outscored 8-6
during the session.
Tightening their belts for the
home stretch, the warriors hit the
hemp for five more points in two
minutes before the Pirates could
reply. At this point fouls were
selling at a dime a dozen, and the
Chiefs capitalized on the opportunities in the large economy
package to widen the gap to the
fifteen points at the final gong.
The traditional three-star parade would have Haas, Capozzi and
E'ardsley grabbing the laurels in
that order.
*    *   »   •
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SOPH STAR-Young Pat McGeer
will be trotting out on the UBC
maple court again tonight when
the College of Puget Sound squad
attempts to knock the Thunderbirds from their perch atop the
Northwest Conference standings,
and take the crown.
Pucksters Aim
For B.C. Title
VARSITY'S power-packed hockey club skates Into high gear
Sunday night when it crosses
sticks with the New Westminster
All-Stars in the first game of the
BCHA semi-finals at Queens Park
Arena In New Westminster.
Riding atop a surge of sixteen
wins, dented by a single loss, the
Puckmen have run rampant
through local competition by featuring a brand of hockey which
would compare favourably with
any in the province.
The first string forward wall ia
the slick-passing trio of Bob Saunders, Mac Porteous, and Bill Husband, who have garnered an average of eight points a game for the
student crew. Jim Rowledge, Phil
Green and Bill Buhler, work together on the second line, and
the are backed up by the third
combination of Lloyd Torfason,
Jim O'Brien, and Hugh Berry.
Behind this well-balanced offensive power is parked the brick
wall defence duo of Harry Nells-
ford and Owen Woodside who
plank themselves before "Sieve"
Smith for an odd sixty minutes
every tilt. Smith, the goal tender
for the squad, is a cagy custodian
who has racked up two shut-outs
this season.
Varsity is prepared to hit the
ice at full strength for the contest
which is of t'he crucial variety.
Although the Thunderbird rubber-
chasers have drubbed the All-
Stars before, by a 5-2 count, the
Royal City crew has improved
with .seasoning. In their second
exhibition tilt against the university men, the New Westminster
sextet sailed to a comfortable decision.
A large share of the burden of
this cosmopolitan New Westminster club rests on the shoulders of
"Pills" Purcello, a centre-man who
hails from Trail, and Lude Palm,
n former pro who donned the
blades for the former Vancouver
Lions aggregation. Ed. Downey,
a lacrosse star of note, is a defense stalwart who bears watching.
Thursday night sees the UBC
six meet the Shepherd and White
team in the last scheduled game of
the Industrial League at the Forum. A win for the commercial
club would put them into a tie for
the title with Varsity, but the
chances look pretty slim for a
deadlock. If the Thunderbirds can
turn back their opponents, the
presentation of the cup will follow the game.
Now the UBC puckmen hope
Nanaimo Army will make the
jaunt to the ice on Hastings Stree%
to tangle with the Thunderbirds
in an exhibition tilt to benefit the
War Memorial Gym Drive.
We'll Meet You
At The
for  Snacks and Lunches
Boulevard and Allison
LOGGERS from the College of
Puget Sound are next in line to
lay their necks on the chopping
blocks when they meet UBC's
Thunderbirds at the Varsity Gym
tonight. Game time is 8 o'clock.
The Northwest Conference crown
will be at stake through a rather
complicated arrangement in the
Although the 'Birds have lost only one of their nine league stars,
and the Loggers have dropped two,
a loss for the 'Birds would give the
Puget Sound quintet the conference title because the Loggers play
IL games in the schedule compared
to UBC's 10 and the standings are
worked out on a percentage basis.
The Blue and Gold squad are
liable to have a little trouble with
a hooper by the name of Bob
Finchman who is the captain of
the visiting quintet. When the Puget Sound boys played the lowly
Coyotes at the beginning of this
week, Bob netted a total of 72
points in the two-game series as
his team won 75-41 and 84-32. This
might explain why Fincham Is
currently leading the conference
individual scoring race.
The game will be the 31st battle
of the current season for the thundering Thunderbirds who have
lost but six tilts. Only one of
these was a conference game. That
was the first game of the schedule,
when the Blue and Oold five lost
to Willamette after winning Ave
straight games before they hit their
first Northwest Conference game.
Tonight's game winds up the
conference. After this, the 'Birds
will take a bit of a rest before
playing again on the weekend of
March 15-16. The team they will
meet at that time has not as yet
been determined. Hope is still
strong that the Birds will be able
to meet the Dominoes this season
as both teams are the strongest
they have been in years.
Starting at 1:45, the two Varsity
Inter A squada mix in the grudge
match of the season. Both teams
got as far as the seml-ftaalg eelf
to be eliminated by Arrows and
Farinas. Of course both teams
think that they can beat tha other
but everything will be settled tonight when the Sophs and Frosh
fight it out for themselves.
UBC Bird Chasers
Schedule Tourney
BAD MINTON club members
will pl»y their mixed doubles
games off today. Tournament
sheets will be posted in the gym.
All members are urged to sign
now N for the ladies' singles and
doubles. Sheets will be posted on
the girls' and boys' notice board*
in the gym. Play will commence
next Thursday night, March 7th.
If you are not on hand that night
you will be be scratched from the
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March 5 in snack bar of the
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