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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 49
Neor Miss
UBC Triumphs
n McGoun Cup
Tiff - - - Almost
Manitoba Defeats
Local Debaters
Because a Professor was traditionally "absent-minded" Friday night, UBC students Stewart Chambers and Ben McConnell tasted for five fleeting
seconds the fruits of McGoun
Cup debating victory.
Then, like the dream castle it was,
UBC's triumph collapsed and several
hundred students in Brock Hall
grudgingly changed their cheers from
the "home team" to two brilliant debaters from the University of Manitoba.
Brock Hall resounded with cheers
following the Manitoba-UE'C debate
as chairman Eh'. Roy Daniells, a
former Manitoba professor now at
UBC, announced that the University
of B. C. had captured the contest by
a two to one decision.
Manitoba debaters Charles Smith
and Margaret Mann crossed the platform to shake hands with their adversaries, the "home team" rooters
went wild — and then came the
Dr.   Daniells   raised   his   hand   to
quiet the crowd and with embarrassment choking his voice explained that
it was all a mistake,
more to cumm
Dr. Daniells explained that for
nine years he had been associated
With McGoun debates at the University of Manitoba and had automatically announced that the "home" team
had won when actually victory had
gone to the Manitoba visitors.
Once again Brock Hall resounded,
with applause--but it was somewhat
reluctant acclaim, This time the UBC
debaters crossed the platform to
shake hands with the victors.
As a result of the four simultaneous debates held at Canada's four
western universities, the McGoun
Cup, emblematic of college debating
supremacy, went to the University of
UBC and Manitoba tied for second
place. Results were: Manitoba at
UBC, 2-1 for Manitoba; UBC at Alberta, 2-1 for UBC; Alberta at Saskatchewan, 3-0 for Saskatchewan;
Saskatchewan at Manitoba, 2-1 for
. . . David Was The Chief
CBC To Air Poem
By UBC Professor
Art Hill Reads Birney Work
Over Trans-Canada Network
The now-famous Canadian poem "David" by Earle Birney
of Vancouver, will be read by prominent CBC narrator Arthur
Hill as a highlight of CBC's Wednesday Night Series this week.
The program will be carried nation--* —— —-
wide on the Trans-Canada network
and will be heard in this province
January 28 at 8:45 p.m. Pacific time.
A dramatic account of a mountain
climbing expedition in the Rockies,
"David" was the chief poem in a
collection which won the Governor
General's annual award for its author
in 1942 and proved so popular that it
js now out of print.
It will be reprinted in Mr. B\rney's
forthcoming book "The Strait of
Anian," and in this informal shot
in CBC's Vancouver studios the noted
poet is seen going through his publisher's proofs with Mr. Hill.
Arthur Hill will be remembered on
the campus for his performance as
Peter Standish in the Players Club
production of "Berkley Square" two
years ago. Last year he toured with
the Everyman Theatre and is now
a featured actor at CBC's Vancouver
studios. He will shortly leave for
England to continue radio and theatre
New Thunderbird On Sale
Today Throughout Campus
On sale at five campus points today is the blue-covered,
January issue of the Thunderbird, lively student-published
quarterly that was a sell-out in November.
The 28-page publication, containing
short stories, essays, humor, poetry
and cartoons, is being sold by contributors and Staff members in the
Quad, the Library, Brock Hall, and
the  book  store.
Copies remaining after 2 p.m. today
will bc available at the book store
and in the AMS office.
Featured story is "The Poets and
Novelists I'm Talking About," by
law student William McConnell, who
i.s working on his third novel and
has sold a number of short stories
here and in England.
Faculty feature this month is a
review of Professor Louis MacKay's
newly-published book of verse, "The
Ill-Tempered Lover," with a reply
by   Professor  MacKay.
Other .short stories vary from one
about army life by Paul Wright, to a
Adaskin Presents
Concert Preview
Professor Harry Adaskin, head of
UBC's department of music will present the program he intends to give
in New York City February 15 at
a concert solely for faculty and students in Brock Hall, Sunday, January 25 at 8:30 p.m.
The program includes a concerto
by a young Canadian composer, Barbara Pentland, of Toronto. The performance will mark its first playing
in Vancouver. Sonata in C by Hincle-
mii'h, Vittorio Retei by Serenata and
a Concerto by Delius will also be
Faculty Previews
Science Film,
"God Of The Atom"
"The God of the Atom", an
atomic energy film, presented
by the Varsity Christian Fellowship was previewed by
members of the faculty in
Physics 200 last week.
The film, in natural color, is produced by the Moody Institute of
Science, and shows photographs of
equipment used in atomic research.
Actual pictures of the Nagasaki and
Bikini explosions are featured in the
film as well as the manufacture of
radioactive salt for medical use.
The only full-color moving pictures
ever taken of the 184 inch cyclotron
at the University of California arc also
Dr. G. M. Shrum, head of the
Physics department, in commenting
on the film said, "It is a remarkable
film with authentic scientific information."
Norman Barton, Visual Education
head, said, "Everyone possible should
see it. It carries a great message.
Technically  it is excellent."
Prof. G. E. McSpadden, Spanish professor said, "I believe that the film
presents the only solution to ihe
world's major problems."
The film will be shown to the
.student body in the Auditorium January 22 and 23.
Steinberg Leads,
Symphony Friday
In UBC Armory
Vancouver symphony orchestra
will present another in its series
of concerts in UBC Armories
Friday, at 3:30 p.m. under conductor,   Arthur   Steinberg,
A general program of classical
music will be featured.
■realistic one by A. H. E'urt.
Humorous pieces by Ernie Perrault,
Eric Broderick, Norm Klenman and
others, and cartoons by Mario Prizek
and Dean Booney, grace the magazine's  lighter side. ;
There are poems by previously un- I
published students such a.s Konrad '
Egilson and Jean Thomson, as well as
well-known campus poets like Phil i
and Hilda Thomas and Ernest Per- s
rault. I
Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 20—(CUP)—Barbara Ann Scott,
world champion figure skater, is the proud possessor of a
honorary life membership of the Student/' Association at
Carleton College here.
The presentation was made to Miss Scott prior to her
departure for Europe by Frank Palen, president of the
Students' Council, before 500 Carletonians at a Christmas
Following the presentation Miss Scott thanked the student body for their support.
Eligibility Rules Shelved,
ounce  rrom
Dyke Announces
Business as Usual"
In Brock Shop
Another service was offered to
busy students by campus barber
Peter Dyke who announced that
one of the four chairs in his shop
will be kept for those who want
to make appointments for their
The centre three chairs Brock
Hall will continue to operate on
the usual "first come, first served
basis," he stated.
Playmakers Ready
With Full Cast
For Spring Effort
Casting for Richard Sheridan's (English 100) classic,
"School for Scandal," spring
play of the Players' Club is now
complete, announced President
Gerry Williamson last week.
Dates for production of the time-
tested eighteenth century comedy
of manners are March 16 to 22 inclusive. The play is directed by Joy
Coghill, prominent: Vancouver director and alumna of the Players' club.
Assistant to the director is Nancy
. Cast as Sir Peter Teale is David
Massy, Lady Teale is Anne Forrester,
Lady Sneerwell is Lois Shaw, Sir
Oliver Surface is Earl Bowen, Charles
Surface is George Barnes, Joseph
Surface is Jim Argue and Mrs. Candour is Isabel Gould.
Other members of the cast include:
Ned Larsen, Phillip Keatly, Robert
Clothier, Nenagh Richardson, Walter
Marsh, Jack Cairns, Cyril Groves,
Tino Genis, Stuart Campbell, Tim
Hollick-Kenyon, Jim Shaw, Phyllis
Toban, and Gordon Sick.
Details of a CBR - sponsored continuity writing contest open to members of the University Radio Society
will be announced by Pat Keatley,
head of CBR's education department
at a general meeting of the URS in
the Double Committee room of Brock
Hall at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Throughout   the  fall   term,   classes
in continuity writing were conducted
by  Cecilia  Merrett,  continuity  director   of   the   Radio  Society.    Lectures'
included   such   topics   as   advertising I
and musical introductions. i
Happy News For Club Executives
Result Of Informal Examinations
Club members on the campus are safe from the danger of
being "bounced" from extracurricular activities, despite low
marks on Christmas examinations.
The happy news came last week »>-
from Jerry Macdonald, president of
the literary and scientific executive,
who disclosed that eligibility on academic grounds would not be checked
this year as it has been in the past.
Owing to the fact that the exams
were not of the formal type and that
standings have not been computed
by the Registrar's office, no student
will be asked to withdraw from club
activities for unsatisfactory scholastics standing.
Eligibility will, however, be checked for students who will travel outside of Vancouver on club business.
Jerry Macdonald believes that this
arrangement should be " a joy" to
club executives, since they will not
need to submit a verified list of the
scholastic standings of each member
of their organization.
However, Macdonald emphasized,
each organization is still required to
submit a membership list.
AMS rules require that in order to
be eligible for any campus organization a student must obtain the following standings: '
1. Where the course consists of
twelve or more units, an average of
55 percent.
2. Where the course consists of
nine or more "than nine and less than
12 units, an average of 55 percent or
passing in all units.
3. Where the course consists of less
than nine units, an average of 55
DVA Approves New
Vet Dental Plan
This is good news for veterans—
but it's going to hurt.
Dr. W. C, Osborne, Department of
Veterans' Affairs dentist at UBC,
announced Thursday that all ex-
servicemen on the campus will be
eligible for free treatment as long as
they are attending classes under DVA
The announcement cleared up confusion over an earlier announcement
from DVA that dental treatment for
veterans   would   soon   be   cancelled.
Veterans at UBC may also be
treated by civilian dentists if authorization is received from the department
I —Ubyssey photo by Bob Steiner
Dave Williams
In 2-Way faje
A former vice-president <?f
the Canadian Legio#a8{^iftB^
Dave   Brousson,   became   the
second candidate to file nomination papers for Student Council presidency Monday.
Brcusson was vice-president of the
UBC legion in 1946-47, working in
close co-operation with Preisdent
Grant B. Livingstone on various legion projects.
He gained much valuable experience on the legion executive, leading
many of its student-veteran campaigns on the campus.
He was on the Engineers'' Undergraduate Society executive in 1946-47
and this year is vice-president of the
Science organization. He made his
mark in Student Council fields earlier in attempts to have the Engineers'
social budget  increased.
A former school teacher, Brousson
is 27, married, and a former lieutenant
in the artillery. He is one of the
original residents of Acadia trailer
camp and has operated a canteen
there for three years.
£M\ -      v*
FIRST RADIO CONTACT between two of Canada's largest university newspapers was made
recently when Fred Welland of the UBC A matcur Radio Society, brought in Montreal. Bob
Perry, reporter for the McGill Daily, was on die other end to speak with the Daily Ubyssey's
Managing Editor, Laurie Dyer. Contacts have been made with other Canadian universities to
set up the first radio news service for college n ewspapers.  (See story, Page 3) PAGE 2
Tuesday, January 20, 1948
The Daily Ubyssey
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• • •
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF    -     -     -     -     DONALD FERGUSON
GENERAL STAFF: Copj> Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,   Tore   Larssen;   Features   Editor,   George   Robertson,
Photography Director,  Bob Cave:  Sp oris Editor, Dick Blockberger.
ASSISTANT EDITORS: Les Armour, Doug Murray-Allen
In spite of the feeling held in some
quarters that formal debating is on the way
out the McGoun Cup competition held here
Friday was one of the best shows presented
in years. One of the largest audiences to attend the debates in some time saw a team
from the University of Manitoba take a close
split decision from the UBC men.
Congratulations are in order all the way
around. Stewart Chambers and Ben Mac-
Connell presented a strong case and might
just as easily have won as lost. That they
came very close is indicated by the expressions of surprise heard throughout the audience when the decision was finally announced.
Moreover, UBC's travelling team of Art
Hillier and Bob Keenan came through with a
split decision over the University of Alberta
at Edmonton.
The Vancouver audience should also be
congratulated. It is not often that university
students, let alone the general public, will
give up a whole evening in the interests of
hearing student speakers debate. However,
this year's audience, the largest in our recollection, was well rewarded for its time.
As for the debate itself, it might be suggested that Chambers did not gain greatly
when he made a slight detour from the subject at hand in order to drag in the 'red
bogey'. There is a time and a place for
everything and Chambers' excursion marred
his otherwise expertly presented and logical
Test Cases
Emerson once wrote that "in dealing with
the state we ought to remember that its institutions are not aboriginal, though they
existed before we were born ..." It is with
this in mind that I would deal with the rules
set down by the elections committee for the
conduct of elections to the Student Council.
Although these regulations are not so ancient
as to antedate the birthday of the average
student they certainly date back to those
dear departed days before the birth of the
university as we know it now.
Once upon a time there was an enrollment of something like 2000, about the same
number as attend a large high-school. Professors knew when Joe Blotz was not at a
lecture, the auditorium was large enough to
seat all those who wished to see a pep-meet,
and everyone knew everyone else, by sight
if not as an intimate acquaintance. In those
good old days the cafeteria was THE meeting
and eating place. No wonder the student
body was easily reached around election time.
No one has to be told that the university
has grown. Corrections: the election committee is the only group that has still to find out
that the date on the calendar is 1948, not
Restrictions on the number of posters
and campaign expenditures were fine once
but conditions have changed.
The only way that student government
can have meaning is for the students themselves to be interested in it and that interest
should begin at election time. Evidently election officials have given the matter all the
thought of which they are capable, but if a
few letters were written to Council and to
The Daily Ubyssey we might see some action
in February.
C'mon people. Our elections have looked
like afternoon tea at the Empress for long
Of course it might be that the students
here are just too lazy to care how the elections
are run off. But it seems to me that if the
candidates were given a free hand we might
see some fine shows, all in the interest of
good government, too. It is six of one and a
half a dozen of the other but the student
body will be entertained for free, which is
something these days.
* * *
While on the subject of elections it might
be appropriate to mention the vote-taking
of a very special organization of which I am
a member. The Castigated-Through-the-Let-
ters-to-the-Editor Club is a group devoted to
mutual sympathy and meets weekly in the
basement of a downtown hotel. Our elections
are rather unusual, votes are tabulated in
this manner: one vote is given for each nasty
letter printed, with a signature, in The Daily
Ubyssey; two for those which are authored
by modest souls who send their names but
ask to remain unknown and five votes are
given for completely anonymous notes. There
is also a 10 vote bonus for letters that come
by way of the President's office.
I want to thank all those fine people who
voted for me, especially the sweet person who
sent her vote anonymously by way of Dr.
MacKenzie. She alone cinched my election to
the office of Most-Castigated. Thanks, again.
You might be interested to know, anonymous, that Only-Slightly-Less-Castigated Don
Stainsby has sent away for the club pin which
is in the shape of a large green crocodile
shedding a great white tear.
It should be understood that the bonus
for anonymous letters is given because of
the scarcity of such epistles. We do not hold
with the theory that they are written by
cranks who have nohing better to clo with
their time. On the contrary, we feel that it
is a great honour to be written about by a
person whose name is of such value that it
must be withheld. After all, only certain
people can make that statement.
Seriously, anonymous, you are quite correct in your criticisms. Any reflections upon
the political sobriety of UBC students are
the result of adolescent stupidity. I will try
to improve. In the meantime, since all things
take time, keep the letters coming, so that
I will have an idea of how I am doing in my
efforts to make this corner something more
than tripe.
TYPEWRITER. Old model Remington portable. ?25, BA. 0998Y.
location, furniture and wood. Call
FAir. 1082M.
the coming months at _ the beach'?
First sec this Tom Thumb, cost $77.00,
ti weeks ago. AC-DC-battery and
charge (4-way). Reasonable priced
for quick sale. Phone Doug at KE.
O.H.V. with shield, saddle bags, mirror, etc. Perfect shape. Phone Dave
at BA 3221.
TUXEDO — size 3(1. Phone Les McDon-
1 aid about 6:00 p.m. at CE 5940.
, pen  on Tuesday,  January  13.    Please
phone BA -1334-L between 8:00 to 9:00
TUXEDO FOR SALE -• Single breasted,   shirts   included.   Excellent   condi-
' tion.  Price  $30.   Phone  Ray   at  BAy.
I 21,r)5-R.
Maple St. for 8:30's or 9:30's. Phone
Bob at BA 0938-Y.
WILL THE PERSON who removed a
gabardine raincoat and new rain hat
from tho Men's room in the library
last Thursday between 8 and 10 p.m.
please return .same. D. Falconer, Fort
VACANCY FOR ONE in car chain
vicinity 49th and Granville. 8:30 to
4:30. Phone Chris at KE 2086.
You have extended improper
service to Mr. Livingstone. The
front-page prominence given
Thursday to his vitriolic attack
upon unnamed UBC personalities
was completely Unwarranted. Does
he have free use of your space to
shout, "They are murdering me!''
while he twists his knife among
the ribs of someone else's character?
Mr. Livingstone has not yet refuted the charge quoted on this
campus, not only by communist
rumor mongers, but by your own
publication. A repitition of all the
anti-communist nonsense to which
v.o have been subjected since the
close of the late war does not
constitute a repy to anything, nor
a condemnation of anyone. Mr.
Livingstone's deft use of the word
"liar" in the best tory ward-man
tradition as a substitute for a
proper and decent reply is all the
assassination of his own character
he need look for.
At the general meeting of Branch
72 the entire emphasis of Livingstone's contribution to the formulation of the branch resolution was
its demand (read urgent request)
should be limited to assistance for
student vets with unemployable
dependents. The NCSV does not
concur, as Don Lanskail ably reported, but asks for that which
v, ill fill the needs of the present
situation—a cost-of-living bonus.
Does My. Livingstone feel that
the NCSV has again been irrational? They were irrational last year,
vere they not? Mr. Livingstone
said so at the meeting.
If Mr. Livingstone feels the need
to relieve himself of such stuff,
K?f him hire a hall. I don't think
ire students' interests are served
by employing Ubyssey space in
: vi ch a mannner.
W. A. B.Ewen, 1st Yr. Sc.
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Microbiologists, Tuesday, January 20
at 12:30 in Ec 210. Dr. Taylor, head
patholcgist of Shaughnessy Hospital,
will speak on "Rh Factor." All those
interested  are  invited  to  attend.
tive Engineers presents Mr. R. L.
Richards, Divisional Manager Aero
Equipment Corp. 12:30 Tuesday Ap
Sc 202. Mr. Richards will demonstrate
the latest pneumatic tools and Lubricating Equipment.
Nutritionist will speak to the Junior
Agricultural Institute of Canada at
12:30 Wednesday in Aggie 100. Topic
will be Some Observations on a Trip
to England.
ARCHERY CLUB meets today at 12:30
p.m. in Arts 101.
Will all those who plan taking the
First Aid Course given every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m, in App. Sc. 202 by
the St. John's Ambulance Corps
please turn 6ut this Wednesday, Jan.
21. This is absolutely your last chance
to join. No registration will be accepted after Wednesday the 21st,
FENCING CLUE' - All members in-
terested in fencing free play and
instruction turn out at 4:30 to 6:30
p.m. in Hut HG 4 every Wednesday
starting January 21st. Wednesday will
be the regular meeting day for all
j Science Building last Monday. Return
I to Jack Leggatt at AMS or Pub office.
BOTTOM PART OF A Blue-diamond
Parker fountain pen. Will finder
please notify A. Gatz, 2988 Crown
Crescent, at AL 1229-Y.
SORORITY PIN - Delta Gamma.
Finder please phone Elaine at KErr,
BLACK LOOSELEAF on Friday con-
i taining Parker pen and notes. Finder
please notify Nan Hardie at Kerr.
i 3049-L.
Saturday. Phone KErr. 4397-R Urgently needed.
of money, and identification and library , card lost at Acadia on Friday
night. Finder please phone Margaret
at AL 0684-Y.
colour, completely equipped will finder
please call KE 3513-L or AMS office.
BIEGE WALLET, Monday in Brock
containing keys, identification etc,
Please turn in to AMS or phone Pat
at BA 3748-L. Reward.
GIGANTIC REWARD for brown hornrimmed glasses lost Friday morning,
Return   to   AMS  office   immediately.
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SUN LIFE OF CANADA Tuesday, January 20, 1948
Ruddy Replies
Hams Discuss
Weather With
Boston Mass
Wednesday we had words with
He told us it was 5 degrees above
in Massachusetts, and he was having
trouble keeping up in his payments
to  the oil man.
He had to break off talking for
a few minutes to slip the fuel man a
few "shillings, ha ha."
Earlier,    Laurie    Dyer,    Managing
Editor of The Daily Ubyssey, had
spoken with reporter Bill Perry of the
McGill Daily.
These conversations were all made
possible through the courtesy of the
UBC Amateur Radio Operators, who
keep the airwaves humming from
dawn to dark out of a nondescript
hut behind the new Physics building.
Those two talks are only samples
of ones the campus hams carry on.
They have established contact with
Australia, British Guiana, Hawaii,
Mexico, New Zealand and scores of
United States and Canadian stations.
The clubs' office walls are smeared
with cards from all parts of the
world, sent from every station spoken
Crew Cuts Make *Mane'
Problem For UBC Coeds
UBC students can send messages
to friends anywhere in the world at
no cost, through the courtesy of the
Amateur Radio Operators' Association.
Students are invited to call at HS
5 (behind the new Physics building)
and    inquire,    says    operator    Bob
Britter. If there is an amateur operator where your acquaintance  lives,
a message can be sent.
"Now doesn't that look like a
covey of birds' nests."
This was the opinion expressed
by one male student as a pretty
coed sauntered by, her hair tortured into the specifications demanded by the "New Look."
The cafeteria at noon hour provides ample opportunity to study
this sciological phenomena. Its
sorority tables are crowded with
all manner of upsweeps, near
crew cuts and short and long bobs.
The pretty co-eds are excellent
examples of the more radical
styles. Donna Lomow, fourth year
Arts student, exhibited a hangover
from the famed Veronica Lake
era by wearing her hair over one
eye. Joan Jarvis sported a side
saddle affair that she dubbed the
"Jarvis Special."
One male student's comment on
second year Arts student Nancy
Russell's creation was, "It looks
like the mane of a horse tied with
black ribbon." Two coeds accosted outside Brock Hall were Esme
McDonald and Marilyn Frederick-
son who showed off with a lop
nut and up sweep resectively.
Further questioning of males
lounging in Brock Hall elicited the
following sample replies.
"Have  they  got  hair?"   queried
Bob  Donaldson,   third  year  Arts-
Most radical suggestion of the
day came from Jack Volkovich
who said, "I think the whole lot of
them should be given crew cuts."
His companion, Gordon Arseneau,
didn't think much of them. "The
new ones that is," he added.
The old  adage that "gentlemen
prefer blondes" was fervently upheld during the whole of the questioning.
The female side of the question
was asked of Vivian Latsoudes and
Bernie Reid, who tended to look
at the situation more practically.
"I think that they are fine for
evening wear," said Vivian," but
for Varsity you need something
that doesn't take up too much time
in the morning.' Bernie reiterated
her statements.
There remained but one more
spot on the campus to make inquiries, the barber shop in the
South basement of Brock Hall.
"Well we did give one crew cut
to a girl in here some time ago,"
said Peter Dyke, proprietor, "but
the only women that come in here
are the ones on the calendars, and
about all that they have on i.s a
hair do."
Public housing problems must be taken out of the hands
of Vancouver City Hall, says Dr. Leonard C. Marsh, UBC professor who has been surveying slum conditions in the city's
downtown section.
"We will never get any low rental
public housing in Vancouver until a
local housing authority, independent
of the City Hall, has been established,'
he said Monday. Toronto has such
an authority, he added, and is already planning its first project.
In fact, they have won their WAC
(worked   all   continents)    from   the
American Radio Relay League, spokesman group for all amateur operators
in Canada.
Russia is the hardest country to
contact: not technically, but politically, the hams report. "Amateur" stations in the USSR are under strict
government supervision and control.
Canadian and U.S. hams are the
least restricted of all, they say.
Language presents no difficulties
for these radio hobbyists. Most of the
operators in foreign countries speak
English, and one Mexican learned
our   language   in   three   weeks.
UBC hams have dispatched countless messages so far in their operations, but have not yet picked up
nor sent any distress signals.
The "world's largest fraternity"
includes 50,000 operators in the United States and 2,500 to 3,000 in Canada,
The various countries are divided
into  districts,   with  Canada  cut  into
All the equipment used by the
UBC group was built on the campus.
They have constructed a code transmitter with a power of 300 watts and
a voice transmitter with the legal
wattage of 540.
Dr. Marsh said that the only way
to look at housing was in terms of a
long range national problem. Such
a scheme must take into account
population increases, deterioration of
houses,  and  changes  in  style.
He emphasized that housing didn't
mean a thing unless related to the
distribution of incomes, which is one
of the economic facts of life." "I ■am
afraid some of our statesmen don't
know the fact of life," he said.
Something like half of the population of our cities won't get any
housing without special schemes, said
Dr. Marsh. Such schemes must have
publicly assisted financing and subsidizing, he concluded,
PC's Vole To Stay
Out Of Red Clash
Student     Progressive-Conservatives
adopted  a  "hands-off"   policy  in  the |
Livingstone-Communist   dispute  at   a
noon meeting Friday.
Club president, David Tupper expressed the opinion that "any stand
the club took would only confirm
Communist claims that Livingstone's
charges arose from his political affiliation."
"This, however, does
from taking action as
he added.
not  stop   us
The club also amended its constitution to allow  an  election  of officers
in January instead at the end of the
And they are making good use of it. spring term.
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Trueman to Leave
Manitoba For UNB
Winnipeg, Jan. 2ft—(CUP.—Albert
W. Trueman, president of the University of Manitoba for the past three
years, has resigned his post to accept
the presidency of the University of
New Brunswick,
W. J. Parker, of the Board of Governors, announced that a selection
board has been appointed t'o choose
Dr. Trueman's successor.
Dr, Trueman, a scholar of national
renown, entered Manitoba University
in 1945 when the great influx of
veterans swelled the enrollment to
the highest figure in history.
During his office, he sought reform
unceasingly and his ability to work
efficiently -with the administration
and academic groups enabled him to
bring the university through a trying
period of growth and expansion.
A graduate of Mount Allison and
former Oxford student, Dr. Trueman
won letters in debating and sports,
was a representative to the Board of
Governors, a Fellow in the Royal
Society of Arts, London, and before
his post as Manitoba's president, ho
served as superintendent of schools
in St, John, New Brunswick.
13 Pubsters
Win Promotion
Announcement of staff appointments and promotions, humorous instances and anecdotes of bygone days
on The Ubyssey were featured at tho
annual Publications Board tea held
in Brock Hall dining room Friday
Brief addresses were made to the
gathering by Dr. Earle Birney and
Mrs. Sally Creighton, both former
members  of  the  Publications  Board.
Staff promotions announced at the
tea were as follows: reporters to be
assistant' editors—Chris Crombie,
Armour, Ray Bains, Peter Hepher,
Doug Murray-Allan, Jim Banham,
Ted Peck and Pat Henderson; Assistant editors to become Associates-
Carol Dent and Charlie Marshall.
On the Sports desk, "scribes" Hal
Murphy, Fred Moonen, Bruce Saunders and Gil Gray, were elevated to
full associate editors,
Pre-Meds Write
Aptitude Exams
Aptitude tests for pre-medical students are to be written on the campus February 2.
The tests, set' by the Association of
American Medical Colleges will be
used in determining acceptance of
students by many U.S. and Canadian
A second examination will be held
February 7 when Dr. W. G. Black,
of the UBC psychology department,
will give several psychological examinations set by the University.
Registration for tho medical test's
can bc arranged with Dr. Black in
tho UBC veterans' bureau and registration forms for the psychological
exams are in Hut B2.
Aggie Speaking
Classes Resume
Public speaking classes have
resumed for agriculture students, Stan Burke, agriculture
undergraduate vice-president
announced Thursday.
Sponsored by Sigma Tau Upsilon,
honorary agricultural fraternity,
under guidance of L. Drummond,
agriculture instructor, classes are
held Wednesday evening from 7:30
to 9:30 p.m. in Agriculture 100.
At the close of the course, each
class member will be presented with
a certificate of competence.
The session will close with a public-
speaking contest. Stan Burke, last
year's winner, now holds the Sigma
Tau Cup, emblematic of public-
speaking   superiority..
Airborne Symphony Chorus members will hear themselves "on wax"
for the first time at a playback of
their production in Arts 100 Saturday, January 24 at 1 p.m.
George Barnes, University Radio
Society program director, is in charge
of   ihe   record   program.
Church Calls For
Drastic Clean-Up
Because there are "far too many
lukewarm Christians in the world
todeiy, the Church needs a thorough
cleaning out  and  revival."
Such was the call to arms made
'■■ Friday by coed Doris Pcyne, address-
j ing a campus meeting of the Student
j Christian Movement.
"Christianity has been watered clown
until  it  is no more than a  code  in-
' volving    the    insignificant   details   in
life,"  she  declared.
!    Stuart Porteous lauded missionaries
I for their extensive work.    Ho stated
1 that    tho   Christian    world    must   do
more for the people  in  foreign countries.
Toronto X-Ray Survey
Shows TB On Increase
Toronto, Jan. 20—(CUP) —Results of a Toronto university
health centre chest X-ray survey have shown an increase in
the number of active pulmonary tuberculosis cases as compared
with former years.
During the past year, 7333 students^-———	
were examined by X-ray micro film [
and 17 found to be infected with
active pulmonary tuberculosis. This
figure is 3.4 per thousand.
In addition, there were 16 students
who had traces of arrested tuberculosis. The incidence of active pulmonary tuberculosis in other corn-
surveys in Toronto was only 2.3 per
thousand in a similar age group.
Dr, Gossage pointed out that 60
percent of the cases were ex-service
students although they constituted
only 50 percent of the total registration.
He suggested that exposure during
service was most likely to manifest
itself from one to three years later.
He advised ex-service personnel to be
X-rayed annually up to and including
tlie fall of 1950.
"Chimes of Normandy," a gay and
colorful operetta produced by the
Point Grey Community Operetic
Society will play in the auditorium
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at
8:15 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale in the Quad
today and tomorrow. Student tickets
at a reduced rate are available for
the first night.
Actuaries Offer
$2000 In Prizes
Canadian Life Insurance Officers Association announced
today an offer of 19 prizes
totalling $2000 for students who
achieve top standing in 1948
actuarial examinations.
The awards are designed to encourage students to enter an actuarial
career. Exams are given by the
Actuarial Society of America and the
American  Institute  of   Actuaries.
Ten awards of $100 each will be
made to those students obtaining the
highest marks in the general mathematics examinations.
There will also be one $200 prize
and eight $100 prizes offered to the
nine undergraduates ranking highest
in parts one and two of the examinations. They are offered by the Actuarial Society of America and the
American Institute of Actuaries.
Canadian students who qualify for
one of the above prizes are ineligible
to receive one of the awards of the
Canadian Life Insurance Officers
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Tuesday, January 20, 1948
from the sidelines . . .
... by Dick Blockberger
Sunday's issue of "The Daily Colonist," one of Victoria's
leading newssheets, carried some very interesting comments on
Saturday's English Rugger game at the Island city—very interesting indeed.
It seems, according to the caption over one of the "Colonist"
pictures, that we have a "Once-Proud UBC fifteen" and that also
the Thunderbirds were "humbled." My, my. Se we were
"once-proud" and "humbled," were we? News to us.
Now See Here, Colonist
We would like to suggest that either the Colonist Sports
Department give their reporters and headwriters a few lessons
in Basic English or provide the aforementioned gentlemen with
a dictionary, complete with a set of instructions. For our money,
the Thunderbirds are still a championship squad—in victory
Dr in defeat. We are not "once-proud," but still proud. We
were not humbled—beaten, yes, but not humbled.
Our Heads Are Bloody, But Unbowed
For the benefit of the uninitiated gentlemen in Victoria,
we shall explain this strange (to them) phenonemon. You see,
gentlemen, it's like this. We don't have to have a winning team
to be proud of them. All we ask is a team that fights.
Even had the Victoria Crimson Tide taken the game by
a score of 13-0, we would not have been humbled or once-proud.
Perhaps that may seem strange to you, but such is the case. At
QBC, we are proud of all our teams—win, lose or draw. We
understand that you are amazed at the result's of Saturday's
contest. Quite, frankly, so are we. But just as a mater of record,
we shall be even more amazed if you win your second game with
the Blue and Gold.
If, however, Victoria does win their next match with UBC,
we shall be the first to concede that the Islanders have the
better team. But get this, Colonist, wc refuse to be humbled or
once- proud.   In other words, nuts to you.
Intramural Schedules
Jan. 20, Pyhs. Ed, B vs Forestry B, Gym
Jan. 20, Beta Theta Pi B vs Kappa Sigma B, Field House
Jan. 20, Delta Upsilon B vs Jondos, Field House
Jan. 21, Kappa Sigma A vs Delta Upsilon A, Gym
Jan. 21, Phys. Ed. A vs Forestry A, Field House
Jan. 21, Beta Theta Pi A vs Sciencemen, Field House
Jan. 22, Phi Gamma Delta vs Psi Upsilon, Gym
Jan. 22, Chi Sigma Chi vs Zeta Beta Tau, Field House
Jan, 22, Teacher Training vs Norvans, Field House
Jan. 23, Commerce vs Aggies, Gym
Jan. 23, Kats vs Jokers, Field House
Jan. 23, Termites vs Mad Hatters, Field House
Jan. 20, Acadia Camp vs Fort Camp, East Field
Jan. 20, Phi Kappa Sigma vs Zeta Psi, F.H. Field
Jan. 21, Beta Chi vs Alpha Tau Omega, East Field
Jan. 21, Brikits vs Sigma Phi Delta, F.H. Field
Jan. 22, Beta Theta Pi vs Alpha Delta Phi, East Field
Jan. 22, Delta Upsilon vs Phys. Ed, F.H. Field
Jan. 23, Norvans vs Trail Smoke Eaters, East Field
Jan. 23, Zeta Beta Tau vs Chi Sigma Chi, F.H. Field
—Daily Ubyssey Photo by Larry Ades
SURPRISING—Campus ruggermen, seen here i previous exhibition tilt, surprised both themselves and the spectators over the weekend, a" UBC sank Rowing Club 13-0, and the odds on
favorite Thunderbirds, lost a thrilling McKechnie Cup game in Victoria.
Thunderbird Ruggermen
Drop Thriller To Tide
Victoria Wins
By Hal Murphy
Major rugger upset of the season was seen in Victoria, Saturday, by a large crowd of Islanders and a small loyal group of UBC supporters, as the Thunderbirds exhibited some classy
play while dropping a close decision to the Crimson Tide. The underdog Victoria squad took
over first position in the McKechnie Cup standings by virtue of their 7-6 victory.
In  one  of  the  most  thrill   packed «■- ———— —
struggles   ever   played   in   McDonald
A hard-fighting Faculty grass hockey team made its grand
debut on Saturday when they trounced the Varsity A squad by
a thumping 4-1 score. The campus crew, who were leading the
league, were badly mauled by Dr. Warren's sparksters who
combined again and again to break through the Varisty defence,
and rarely showed signs of the play that had put them at the
head of the league.
Bot teams managed to score in the^
first  half of  the  contest.  Les Bullen
chalked up the lone Varsity marker,
while John Chapman was responsible for the Faculty goal. II was the
second half that left the students
completely befuddled, The Faculty
practically ran circles around the
hapless Varsity aggregation, and at
times, scored almost at' will. Dr,
Warren led the parade, scoring twice,
while Jim Fylcs topped off an afternoon of sharp play by firing tho
clincher past the Varsity goal.
Varsity, however, wasn't the only
team having troubles. At Brock Field,
their brother UBC team finally managed to battle East-India to a 2-2
draw.   Although   the   student   tallied
the first goal of the game, the India
squad tied the score on a penalty
In the second half, the struggle
seesawed up and clown the field with
neither team holding a distinct advantage. Bob Ross scored for the
.students, but once again the India
aggregation came back t'o tie the
game up,
As a result of weekend play, the
UBC squad has taken over the top
spot of the league, while the Varsity
team has dropped back to second
place. Varsity, however, is just one
point behind their brother squad, and
might possibly be able to regain the
coveted first-place next Saturday.
Park,   Victoria's   big,    reliable Tom
McKeaehie kicked  the Crimson Tide
into first place  with  a  penalty boot
in the first half and a spectacular and
seldom  witnessed  4   point   field goal
in  the second half.
Always on the offensive, the Blue
and Gold champions threatened the
opposition line throughout the first
half. From the kickoff it looked as
though the 'Birds were going to run
away with the contest for the third
successive year, as the three line
raced up the field in several plays.
But a "do or die" Tide squad held
on and stopped the offensive just
short of the line.
The Victoria forwards shone in the
game   as     they     continually   rushed
through the lineouts and were fast on
jumping the student threes.
Victoria fullback McKeaehie opened
the scoring at the fifteen minute
mark with a penalty kick from in
front of the Varsity line, but it took
only ten minutes for ace kicker
Hilary Wotherspoon to even up tne
score, as he completed a difficult
35 yard penalty kick.
The 'Birds, playing a dangerous- al!
or nothing type of game in the first
half, charged up to the line repeatedly but were cheated out of scoring
by the aggressive and spirited defense of the Island Reps. Several over
the head passes and unlucky catches
slowed clown the Point Grey onslaught.
In the second half the 'Birds came
out of the dressing room with a kick
and rush policy which carried them
up the field once again, but Victoria
interception and return kicking proved
to be too powerful and at the 20 minute mark McKeaehie, unable to cross
the Student lino, dropped a magnificent kick  over the bars.
The 'Birds pressed powerfully for
ten minutes and Al Carlyle had the
distinction of being the only ground
scorer of the day, as he plunged over
the line. Tlie score was 7-6 but
Wotherspoon wasn't quite able to
make the difficult angle conversion,
and Varsity's chances at a winning
point   faded.
The final minutes of the game were
packed with thrills, as the 'Birds went
all out to get over the line again, but
the tiring Tide managed to hold out
tho Blue and Gold, and as the game
ended UBC was pushing on the Victoria 1 yard line.
After playing the part of a little brother to their famous
Varsity brother team for several years, the yellow sweatered
UBC rugger fifteen made a strong bid for the Tisdall Cup over
the weekend by smothering the powerful Rowing Club 13-0. It
was UBC's first game in the annual city championship cup play.
 <?   Whether it was the coaching of ace-
Aftrkl   I rTTTI^f mentor Roy Haines, or the fact that
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To Three Gentlemen
Inter Whites Swamp
Burnaby Hoopsters
Playing in an exhibition game at
the Burnaby North High School on
Friday night, the Inter Whites, five
men strong, won over the Burnaby
Senior  Boys  Basketball   team,  44-24.
Taking a quick 12-7 lead at, quarter
time the UBC boys stayed out in
front for the rest of the contest, leacl-
21-10 at the half-way mark. Somehow'
the Burnaby club just couldn't get
going and the Whites drew farther
and farther ahead of their adversaries.
Out of the ashes of defeat fas tlie
saying goes) Thunderbirds shine out
as the team to beat in the McKechnie
Cup play for the B. C. championship.
Saturday afternoon Victoria supporters expected to see the champion
Varsity lads run away with the game.
They were surprised, as was this
department, at the result.
But the 7-6 win of the Crimson
Tide merely serves to make the victory, which will naturally be forthcoming in the next game, all the
We regret that the Physical Education Department cancelled earlier
ship reesrvntions in favor of air
travel—at a time when fog was known
to bc prevalent. As a result of this
misjudgment, only one of two rugger
teams managed to get aboard the boat
at the last minute.
Having lost by only one point when
they had so little sleep the night before, the Blue and Gold should add
a convincing win to their enviable
record of good sportsmanship and
clean aggressive play when next they
meet the Crimson Tide.
Saturday evening, you and 'y°ur
amazing hockey team treated the biggest hockey crowd seen in Nanaimo
for several years lo another one of
your  rugged-type tilts.
We've seen it happen before—but we
weren't .sure! Now we are! There
is no doubt about it you have got
wonderful power over that UBC ice
squad. The first period of the game
was bad, but after the smoke had
cleared in the 'tween periods pause
the team seemed to be an inspired
aggregation. You may call it "hell,"
but what you gave th! boys Saturday
night was closer to heaven, as the
Blue and Gold lads came cut of the
dressing room and away from your
pep talk with renewed vigour.
And in the second and third periods
the 'Birds outshot and outskated the
Nanaimo Clippers. Tho dozens of
UBC supporters and tho thousands
of Nanaimo fans loved every second
of it. UBC won a moral victory, in
spite of losing the game.
Today, the Nanaimo team holds
UBC in as high regard as any team !
in tlu- league. It was good clean
play and solid bodychecking, It was
the sort of play that makes defeat
the Thunderbird rugger squad was
not entered in the Tisdall series and
the hopes of the University were on
them alone, or both, the UBC team
went all out to give Brockton fans
their most conclusive win in many
Doug Knott opened the scoring ^"or
UBC early in the first half when
he knocked down a Rowers kick and
rushed over the line for 3 points. It
was Darrel Popham who split the
posts for the convert and the extra
2 points.
Just minutes later, Ron Grant and
Frank Watt maneouvered through the
Rowing Club line and Grant finally
fell over the line. Popham made
his second kick good, and the score
was 10-0.
Half way through the second half
UBC finished all the Rower's hopes,
when, from a one yard scrum, Grant
again went over for the students,
making the final score 13-0.
There will be a practice on Tuesday
at 4:30 p.m. for the girls intercollegiate basketball team. This is girls'
rules. All those interested in making
the team, please turn out. Practice will
be held in the Field House.
When we arrived at Nanaimo on
Saturday, the UBC band was marching up the main street of that bustling
little city. Tlie crowds were looking
on and traffic was temporarily blocked. At that moment, as we saw the
cheer leaders and majorettes and the
student bandsmen, we knew what
college spirit meant.
There in the ranks of your ununi-
formed bandsmen and in yourself,
we saw, together with all of the
citizens of Nanaimo, just what it.
means to go to a great university.
The memories we have of that memorable event will linger much longer
than much of what may be remembered   from   our   daily   lectures.
The Varsity band was largely instrumental in turning an athletic defeat into an emotional and moral
Neither the students, nor the citizens of Nanaimo will ever forget the
grand arrangements of the band, and
the bandmaster who stood up like
a dignified "southern" gentleman and
led his boys in Bongo Bongo and
Hail  UBC.
Hockey Team
Downed 8-3
At Nanaimo
Three factors combined to
hand the UBC Thunderbirds
an 8-3 defeat in Nanaimo on
Saturday night. First, Bob
Rivers in the Nanaimo goal;
second, failure of the UBC
pucksters to capitalize on shots;
and third, the uncanny shooting and passing of the Nanaimo
team in the first period.
That first period was the most disheartening twenty minutes ever to be
seen by a Varsity rooter, with the
Nanaimo club seemingly unable to do
anything wrong, while the 'Birds
could do everything right, up to the
Clippers goal-mouth and from there
watched their shots trickle harmlessly
past the net or bounce off Rivers'
By the time the teams skated off
the ice for the first breather, UBC
faced a 5-0 deficit on goals by Cerullo,
Varga, Bob Rowledge (brother of
'Bird Jim Rowledge), Bob Johnstone
and Goudriau.
At least three of these goals could"
have been averted had the UBC defence cleared properly or covered a
loose man in front of the goal. Actually the period was much closer than
the score indicated with Nanaimo
outshooting the 'Birds only 19-12. The
difference came in the quality of those
shots, the Clippers laying at least
15 o fthose 19 directly on the goal,
while the E'irds got only four of their
shots in a position where they could
do damage, and these Rivers was
able to turn aside.
From the first period on. however,
the 'Birds outplayed the Clippers
everywhere on the ice, blasting 20
shots at the Clippers goal-tender,
while the best the Coal City boys
could do was a total of 7 in the second
Out of the 20, however, Rivers turned aside 18. The only shots to beat
him were Wilde's drive from the
blue line at 10:06 and Young's set-
shot at 14:46. The features of the
period were Rivers' sensational goal-
tending, and the frequency of penalties. At one time four men crowded
into the sin-bin, leaving the teams
playing three aside.
Earlier in the period, Lloyd Torfason
and Dave McKay were waved off
together for a little-extracurricular
activity in the corner. The officials
called it high-sticking, but there was
a little more than sticks involved.
The third period saw the Clippers
outscore the 'Birds 2-1 on goals from
Bob Rowledge and Dave McKay. The
UBC counter came from Wagner at
7:26 when he drove a shot from 30
feet out to the topacorner of the net.
UBC had the best of the play in this
canto too, but Nanaimo capitalized on
two of their breaks. House, in the
students' net saved on five solo
rushes, when Nanaimo forwards broke
into the clear from ctntre ice.
Total shots on goal showed well
for the Thunderbirds territorial play
with the UBC forwards testing Rivers
on 48 shots while House was called
upon 40 times.
Varsity Soccer XI
Regains Top Spot
The scoring punch which has been
lacking to Varsity's top-place soccer
eleven, finally came to life on Saturday, as the Blue and Gold walloped
South Hill, 6-3.
This was clue mostly to the efforts
of centre-forward Ivan Carr who
rapped home two goals and set up another pair. Gordy Sheppard, Howie
Osborne, Bill Thomas and Jock Elliot scored the other Varsity goals.
Half-time score was 2-2.
"the win put Varsity two points up
on second place Collingwood who
dropped a surprise. 3-1 game to Empire Hot'el,
On the campus grounds, UBC edged
Jaycees 2-1 in a clean, hard-fought
contest. After a scoreless first half,
the visitors went one up early in the
last canto, but UBC fired the tying
and winning goals less than ten minutes later, Murray Wiggins and Dave
McKinnon scoring,
All men interested in playing Grass
Hockey are asked to contact Earl
Clement, KErr. 4792-L.


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