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No. 57.
Poll Favours Appointing
General ManagerTo AMS
Among the more important issues to be brought before the
Alma Mater Society general meeting on Friday, March 20,
will be the question of a permanent business manager for the
AMS office. A survey taken among the members of the present
and future Student Councils reveals that the plan receives
more support from the 1947-48 Council.
—. '- <$>  The proposal received strong support from Don McRae, AMS treasurer,
Students Ask
Extra Funds
From Hart
Additional funds from tfre provincial government were requested last
Friday by a group of students to aid
in building of the University of
British   Columbia's   Memorial   Gym.
In a half hour conference with
Premier Hart the group led by Ted
Kirkpatrick, AMS president, proposed
several ways in which the extra
money for the gym might be given.
Plans for an outright grdht, a loan,
a dollar for dollar grant or a combination of these ideas were presented to the premier.
"Although no committments were
made, we were all very encouraged
by our reception," Kirkpatrick said.
"We seemed to have made a good
impression in Victoria and we have
hopes that our plan will be acted on-'.
After talking with Premier Hart,
the delegation met with Dr. Weir,
provincial minster of education who
discussed the problem with them
for more than an hour.
The students explained to the
premier that the gym will cost an
estimated $700,000 and that although
it will be built section by section,
construction cannot begin until sufficient funds are on hand to complete
thy  first two sections.
Total cost of the gym will be divided as follows: memorial entrance
hall, $50,000; auditorium-gymnasium,
$400,000; swimming pool, $125,000;
auxiliary   gymnasiums,   $125,800.
They told Mr, Hart that at the
present time the campus is equipped
with only a small semi-permanent
gym which attempts to meet the
needs of more than 9,000 students.
Included in the group which journeyed to the provincial capital were
Ted Kirkpatrick, Barbara Kelsberg,
Fred Bolton, Penn McLeod and Don
Final deadline for nominations to
positions on the Arts executive must
be received at the AMS office by noon
Wednesday, according to Bob Cail.
president. Offices open are president,
vice - president, secretary - treasurer,
and first, second, and third-year
in his election campaign last year,
when he stated "Surely UBC with a
total enrollment of nearly 7,000, needs,
and can afford, a business manager,
when Dalhousie university, with
only 700 students, has had an official
for. some time."
Since then McRae has modified his
policy, and although not definitely
opposed to the idea, would "like to
see my way clear to properly advocate his (the business manager's)
duties. A satisfactory man is needed.
I will deal with the question more
fully in my final report."
This suggestion raises the problem
advanced by the majority of those
opposing the idea.
Bob Harwood, next year's treasurer,
stated "the principal objection to the
employment of an 'office manager' is
the possibility of th- students relinquishing a measure of their auto-
nomy. At the present time, UBC has a
greater measure of student autonomy
than virtually any comparable university on the continent. I have yet
to see a statement of the duties of
such a man which differs greatly
with the duties at present performed
by Miss Shepherd, (present AMS
This opinion is strongly supported
by Nora Clarke, Ted Kirkpatrick,
Barbara Kelsburg, Dave Comparelli,
and Keith MacDonald.
On the other hand, Jerry Macdonald,
member on both Councils, believes
that this objection would be removed
if "the gentleman was hired on a three
year contract basis and paid by the
AMS, not the Administration. I do
not believe that he would be necessary
for the next year, but if a weak Council, were to be elected his advice would
be invaluable. He should be well paid
so that the Council officials would
have the final say."
Grant Livingstone, president-elect,
also supports the idea, and stated ''I
feel that a full time man could handle
matters of routine administration
which demand continuity from year
to year, and thus could take a heavy
load off students' shoulders without
interfering in student autonomy on
the policy making side."
This view also receives support
from Gordon Baum, Rosemary Hodgins, Bob Bagnall, and Buzz Walker.
Gordon Baum believes that "if the
duties are well defined, a trial 'run'
should be attempted for efficiency's
sake. A man that can be hired can
be fired, and if he doesn't come up to
expectations, get rid of him."
—Photos by Tommy Hatcher
Livingstone, Harwood Lead
Conference Discussions
Two major points which University of British Columbia
delegates at the Pacific Northwest College Conference took the
lead in promoting and which were adopted in substance were
the establishment of world government and free trade, as ultimate goals which the United States should actively promote
through the United Nations, it was stated by the two UBC
delegates,  Bob Harwood  and  Grant  Livingstone,  yesterday.
At   th»   PNCC,   which   represeints^
thirty-four   colleges  and   universities
and 75,000 students, the two UBC
delegates led the way in discussions
of international, political, and legal
problems and world economic problems.
The section on world economic
problems which resolved in favor of
the evolution of free trade was chaired by Bob Harwood. Grant Livingstone led the fight for an adequate
definition of world government and
the limitation of the veto power.
Congress overwhelmingly voted for
Canadian Campus
By Canadian University Press
Student opinion is usually a
vague symposium of the complaints expressed whenever undergraduates meet informally. Its
importance in university life is
realized by both faculty and student executives, and yet seldom
is any attempt made to arrive at
an accurate formulation of it.
Tins term, the Students' Council
of McM.aster University has endeavoured to analyse student
opinion in a concrete report.
This gigantic task had its origin in the survey of athletics on
Canadian campuses, conducted by
the N.itional Federation of Canadian University Students. When
the McMaster N F C U S Executive Committee approached
the Students' Council for assistance in preparing a resume of the
local sports situation, it was decided to expand this inveslig ition
to include the opinions of the
ontii'a student body on all university activities. This was done by
means of a comprehensive questionnaire covering student-faculty
relations, extra-curricular activities, and athletic activities, A
copy of Vox Pop. as this questionnaire was called, was sent to every
enrolled  stiuLnt.
The returns were gratifying,
A.bout one third of the student
body filled out the six-pag* quiz,
to answer which conscientiously
took over an hour. For the most
part, the replies were well based
criticisms and sound suggestions
for   improvement.
Because of their personal nature, the results of the section on
student-faculty relations was not
fully published. Completely omitted were the answers to the ques-
tic.n on the competence of instructors. Nearly everyone felt
that this course was adequate
for his purpese, although science
students stated that some subjects — particularly compulsory
Arts lectures—demanded too much
in comparison to others. Library
and study facilities were thought
to be adequate until the new
buildinre; has been erected. In 'he
senior division, a marked desire
for the replacement of formal lectin' >• by di:,eus:-ien groups was
i vi.l: lit.
The survey of extra-curricular
activities indicated a wide participation, with the largo majority of
students stating that these supplemented their academic work.
Almost, a complete refutation of
the     long-voiced     complaint     of
cliquishness occurred when no
significant accusation was made.
Strong criticism was meted out to
the Board of Publications, attacking the quality of the contributions to the Muse, the literary
quarterly, and the layout and
content of the weekly Silhouette.
In regard to student government,
it was felt that the present set-up
of the Students' Council could be
improved, that the Constitution
was too cemplex, and that the
Hoard of Governors and the Chancellor had too much control over
student  affairs
In general, the results of the
athletic section showed little active participation in sports, principally becaus, of disinterest and
a lack of time. To counteract the
apathy towards athletics, recommendations wore made that bett.r
publicity be given to sporting
f\ents. that scholarships and other
awards be used to attract athletics
to McMaster, and that better
equipment and facilities bj provided. Tho immediate n oris along
the last line, it was suggested,
were a swimming pool and gymnasium. The Athletic Board was
given a detailed analysis of the
; nswers for ection at its next
the United States to co-operate in the
amendment of the charter permitting
use of veto power. These recommendations, along with a definition of
the basic political right and civil
liberties which th? U.N. should guarantee to all individuals, highlighted
the final overall resolution resulting
from the recommendation of the five
sections working as committees on
Uve   phases   of   U.N.   activities.
Students of Reed College and delegates at the Conference were addressed on three occasions by Mrs. Eleanor
Roosevelt, convenor of U.N. committer on human rights. In her KEYNOTE ADDRESS at the opening of
the conference, she stressed the role
students could and must play at this
'ime   in  leading  public opinion.
Giving hiis comments on the PNCC,
Livingstone said, 'I don't know how
to .xprss my enthusiasm for this
organization, its spirit, purpose, and
the findings of the present conference. As a Canadian, I regard it as
an 'extraordinary privilege to represent at the conference the view-paint
of the small nations who are so
vitally concerned in the attitudes and
policies which the U.S. is to adopt
in the next years."
Harwood stated, "UBC students
have a responsibility to givw consideration to the resolutions endorsed
by this year's PNCC. The delegates
from UBC return from the Conference firmly convinced that PNCC
is an effective organization, capable
of making its voice heard. It is
the only student congress which has
had its delegates formally received
bv   the   United   Nations."
mmers stage Dame nay,
Mingle Pathos 'With Humor
All the charm and tenderness from the pen of Sir James M.
Barrie will mingle with tragedy and comedy when the Player's
Club presents his Scottish romance "What Every Woman
Konws" in the auditorium from Wednesday, March 12, to
Saturday, March 15.
"What   Every   Woman   Knows"   is^-	
the  story  of a  young Scottish rail-
Singer Receives
Honorary Award
Jacques Singer, recently made
permanent conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, was granted
an honorary membership of the Alma
Mater Society for "outstanding service to the activities of the student
body of the: University of British
Mr. Singer was presented with the
certificate of membership at a luncheon after the symphony concert in
the Armory on Friday, March 7. At
the; same time, he received a gold
watch fob and a small circular
The certificate is written in old
English style. It is signed by the
president and secretary of the AMS,
and stamped with the official AMS
Mr. Singer is the fourth person
to receive this honor. The other three
are William Steinberg, Dr. Bernard
Heinze.   and  Antol  Dorati.
Winston Churchill
May Speak Here
Winston Churchill, Britain's war-
timer prime minister, has been invited by Branch 72 of the Canadian
Legion to speak in the University of
British Columbia Armory when he
makes his scheduled visit to western
Canada in June.
The letter, written this week by
Legion officials, said in part:
"Throughout the world, communities great and small have been distinguished through having been addressed by the creator of the Grand
Alliance f-gainst Nazism. We now
csk, Sir, that Vancouver be included
in this favored company."
Chances that he will speak here
are very good, according to Don
Lanskail, publicity director of the
university branch of the Legion. He
stressed the fact that the Armory
is as good a place to speak in Vancouver as any, and that Mr. Churchill
is accustomed to addressing university   students.
Temporary timetables for the April
Examinations have been posted on
the notice boards.
Students with clashes in their
time tables are requested to report
them at once to the Registrar's office, since no changes can be made
after March 1ft.
Architects Show
Plans In Brock
Architectural drawings, photographs and plates done by leading
students in the architectural departments of four Canadian universities
will be on display in the Mildred
Brock Room of Brock Hall tomorrow, Thursday and Friday. Professor
Frederic Lasseure, head of the department of architecture will speak
on Modern Architecture in the Brock
Siegj Room at 12:,'10 p.m. Friday in
connection  with  tlie   display.
The Mildred Brock Room will be
open all clay Wednesday, Thursday
an I Friday and a student or a member ef the Architecture Club will
b" on hand -t noon each day to
explain the drawings and photographs.
"This display will give a very
Rood indication of the trend in
modern architecture and the ideas
in the minds of .student architects,"
Professor   Lasseure   said,
way port-r, John Shand, who rises
to the post of Cabinet minister. In
telling this story Barrie cleverly
combines fact with fancy, and in
doing so draws life a little out of
character. It is in this whimsical
unreality that the play has its charm.
John Shand will be playid by
Rae Bates, the first-year student
who will be remembered for his
performance in "Solomon's Folly''
presented by UBC in the Inter-Varsity  Drama  Festival.
Another newcomer, Mary McLeod,
will play opposite him as Maggie.
James Argue, majring his fourth
appearance in spring productions,
will take the role of David. Other
parts will be played by Norma
Bloom, heroine of last year's "Berkeley Square" as The Comtesse, and
John Nieuwdrop in another character  rolo  as Venables.
Supporting roles will be taken by
Pamela Butcher as Sybil, Bruce
Smith as James, and Bill Paterson
as Alick. The production will be
directed   by   Mrs.   Elsie   Graham.
Costumes for "What Every Woman
Knows" will be handled by Felicity
Coope and Dorothy Done, and prepared by a professional Vancouver
designer, Stuart McKay. Birnie
Reid end Cal Whithead will be
responsible for stage props, and the
stage crew will be under the direction  of Chester Taylor.
Other committees and heads axe:
Publicity - June Gava; Tickets - Ned
Larsen; and House - Derek Ralston
and  Verene  Maurer.
"What Every Woman Knows" has
enjoyed a success wherever it was
performed. In its initial performance, it played 384 performances.
Recently, it was presented by the
American Repertory Theater in New
York starring such accredited actors
ns Victor Joy, Margaret Webster,
and Eva LeGallienne.
Tickets may be obtained at the
quad box office at 12:30 today.
Sigma Tau Chi,
Adds New Members
Sigm.i Tau Chi, the University's
honorary fraternity, extended four
membership invitations this year, according to Jack Duff us, secretary-
treasurer. The new members are:
Grant Livingstone, Keith MacDonald,
Den  McReec and Frank Phillips.
President N.A.M. MacK„nzie has
iccepted the honorary presidency of
the fraternity, DufTus said.
Alpha Phi Leads
Scholarship List
Alpha Phi ranks first in scholarship
among University of British Columbia
sororities, according to the Christmas
grading report released last week.
Seventy  percent  was  tlie average.
Alpha Omicron Pi took second place •
honors with 69.7 per cent, and Alpha
Delta Pi ranked third with 68.7 per
cent. i
Forestry Aided
By Donations
Donations of more than $70,000 to
the Department of Forestry were announced yesterday by the president's
office. These grants, made by Mr.
H. R. MacMillan, the H. R. MacMillan
Export Company Limited, and British
Columbia Forest Products Limited,
will be used for strengthening the
Forestry department and for expansion of work in Silvaculture, Forest
Mensuration and Entomology.
Ivij'. MacMillan's offer guarantees
thj maintenance of a professor of
Silvaculture for five years in order
to build a sound foundation for
studies in conservation and reforestation. Mr. MacMillan has also donated $1000 to be used as a loan
fund for forestry students and for
the appointment of visiting experts
to   give  special   lectures  in   forestry.
The offer from the H.R. MacMillan
Export Company Limited is for the
appointment and maintenance for
five years of a new faculty member
in  Forest Mensuration,
The B. C. Forest Products Limited
will pay the salary of an Entomologist
for a period of five years. This new
faculty member will devote his time
tc teaching and research in B.C.
forest entomology.
SPC Nominations
Open This Week
The Social Problems Club will
hold its annual nomination and election meeting on Thursday, March
13 and Friday, March 14, respectively.
Thursday's meeting will be in Arts
'03 at 12:30 p.m. Nominations will be
open for president, vice-president,
secretary-treasurer, program director, publicity director and social
Annual membership meeting scheduled for March 21 in Arts 100 at 12:30
wil] feature the election of next
year's SPC executive and the vote
on  constitutional amendments.
Members are requested to bring
membership cards. Students who
have applied for membership cards
and not received them as yet are
asked to contact the secretary at
Thursday's meeting.
Overtime Rallies
Draw Complaints
Complaints that noon rallies and
assemblies arc being held over the
allotted hours have been recieved
'Vein members of tho faculty, Die
S. A. Jcnninqs, chairman of the
ioint faculty committee on student
I rfairs.   revi   led   Fr.day
Di . Jenninr,s reported that letters
have been received from instructors
who complained that students are
reporting late to lectures because
some of the meetings have not been
dismissed    in    time     for      1:30    p.m. TkiV^mmf
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Laurie Dyer;
Student Forum
This, frankly, is the first shot in a two-issue
Ubyssey campaign to persuade the student
body to pass a motion at the annual meeting of
the Alma Mater Society on March 20 that
would provide for a full-time manager for the
Society. This paper begins this urging in the
knowledge that senior student officials agree
with it that management conditions are far
from ideal with respect to the AMS office and
the general business affairs of the Society.
This year's Student CouncU has done a fine
job, one that this paper applauds most sincerely, with the exception that stuBbora pride
has prevented it from taking the steps necessary to procure the services of a paid, capable,
full-time manager. This, by the way, is in spite ?
of the treasurer's campaign platform last Spring
which promised that such would be done.
The pride is in the achievements of student
self-government.   It is indeed a justified pride,
but not to the extent that the AMS should be
content to leave the operation of a two hundred
thousand dollar business to a student treasurer
and president who also have courses to pass
and to five-girl office, all of whom do not intend
to remain in their present jobs and all of whom
are not, in this paper's opinion, qualified to assume all the necessary duties involved in efficient management of the Society's business
No one questions the sincerity or the willingness to work of the students and employees involved.   What is questioned is their loyalty to
an  outmoded  system,  a system  which only
makes their own tasks more difficult.
The AMS has been lucky during the past few
years, and it is most likely to be fortunate next
year, in having as president and treasurer very
capable students who have managed somehow.
during their spare time to direct the activities
of a two hundred thousand dollar business and
an office staff of five.
But what of the future? What would happen
if, through the chances of a democratic election,
an absolutely incompetent treasurer took over?
Or if a very capable treasurer took sick and had
to be away from his job for several months? Before the incompetent one could be forced from
office, or before a replacement could be secured
for the competent but sick one, the financial
affairs of the AMS could conceivably get into
such bad shape that the administration, to preserve the name of the university, would be
obliged to take over.
The Ubyssey does not propose the dismissal
or demotion of any of the existing staff. What
it does propose is to let the present workers
leave when they so desire—and some propose
to leave for personal reasons very soon—and,
in addition, to hire a qualified manager.
That manager should be male, at least
thirty, with adequate accounting training and
with practical experience in commercial life,
preferably with a business that also has handled
two hundred thousand dollars a year. He should
be hired at a good salary under a contract that
defines his duties precisely and which carefully preserves ultimate control for the elected
student officials.
The Ubyssey suggests that a man hired
under such a contract, if carefully chosen in
the first place, would not be able to take control of student affairs. That a manager would
take over too much authority is the one big
argument put forth at present by those who
oppose hiring one. This paper suggests that
executives who are not able to delegate authority are weak executives and that pride goeth
before a fall.
In his usual "impartial" style, D. P.
Cole, has wrenched accurate statements from their context and added
a few fictions of his own—viz "the Left
tells us that it (Fascism) is here".
That the "left" is fighting against dangerous trends towards Fascism always
seems to escape him.
Also, since he and Mr. Greer, whom
he quotes, both recognize Mr. Robeson's statement that where Fascism
exists "only violent revolution can
bring social justice", it seems but logical that they should also recognize
that Mr. Robeson and "the left" are
necessarily striving to prevent "violent revolution" by fighting •gainst
its inevitability under Fascism. It may
be that Mr. Cole does not want ta
recognize that.
As ene who has heard Mr. Cole for
hours at length I may state that one
of his favorite expressions is: "There
are two sides to every question" with
the obvious implication that in this,
the best of all possible worlds, the twa
sides are exactly balanced with not a
hair's weight mare justice on one aide
than on the other, I find it difficult
to make myself believe that Mr. Cole
is so naive as to hold such a ridiculous
conviction in a changing world—Mr.
Cole of all people!
The obvious implication of the latter
part of his letter is that in the USSR,
in contrast to Canada, a ruthless terrorist dictatorship is forced upon the
poor defnseless workers and peasants.
Unfortunately this is an illusion held
by many otherwise well informed
people, yet incontestable evidence that
criticism of Soviet institutions is not
only permitted but assiduously cultivated is n«t hard to find.
The most direct evidence of this
is in the accounts of worker' peasants'
and professionals' business and educational meeting which can be found
in the writings of Joseph E. Davies,
the Dean of Canterbury, Sir Bernard
Pares (not a communist), Dr. Anna
Louise Strong and a host of others.
Mr, Cole probably finds it easier to
write his vicious tripe than to spend
a few tuiet hours in the library digging out such information.
with malice aforethought
Spring is coming—crocuses are in bloom—
the snow is melting on the mountains—and tbe
anti-socialists are littering under damp rock.
Dal Grauer led off with his 'thrilling and logical' harangue to the Board of Trade, John
Hamilton followed up with, billet-doux from
Toronto, falling like rose petals, and even Don
Stainsby hopped on his Kiddy Kar for a quick,
suicidal free enterprise whirl. Oh, mine is
mine and thine is thine, and never the twain
shall meet.
But of all the springtime songbirds, the clearest note and the sweetest carol has been that
of R. J. Templeton—the tarnished trumpet of
the B.C. Federation of Trade and Industry.
Mr. Templeton sees the whole troubled world
as the theatre for a gigantic struggle between
those who are concerned with national progress
—with greater and more daring feats of adventure in the name of free enterprise; and those
—the socialists—who are for holding down
this mad, gay onrush, in the interests of individual right and personal economic security.
Peculiarly enough, at this point, Mr. Templeton flings himself on the band wagon, and goes
careering off in search of adventure, like Ben
Hur at the races—leaving me sitting by the
road side, wondering about that personal security that he so cavalierly tossed to the dust.
Somehow, in spite of the inspiring picture
of a Canada black with the soot of freely enterprising furnaces, there is a rather terrifying
quality in the glib denunciation—wrapped up
in the same big two-for-one package—of those
whose efforts are directed toward the improvement of the lot of the individual—and particularly of the individual whose enterprise,
through no fault of his own, has not been quite
so free. This is a factor in free enterprise that
I have never before seen so clearly stated by a
supporter of that system. It is a little sad to
think, that if this type of concentrated national
progress is the highest of human endeavours,
then the world has, with the decrease of the
Nazi regime, already passed its zenith.
Apart from this, there is only one other discouraging feature to this idea of driving na
tional progress—and that is that by all the most
reliable economic reports, the world is poised to
descend into a depression that will make the
last one look no bigger than a Seymour Street
pot-hole. If we are to pass again through the
misery and despair of the '30's, some slight attention to human rights and comforts might
well be in order before the lean years set in.
Because when we clear away the foliage oi
party slogans, and political propaganda, the
only thing that it worth while in life is personal
right and security—and without it the most
stirring feats of industrial and financial prowess
are a handful of dust.
With a gesture that is almost Marxian in its
sweep, Mr. Templeton analyses the course of
history and lays the pattern bare upon the
paper—history is the continual triumph of the
enterprising and adventurous over the stay-at-
home security seeker—a real Horatio Alger
story of virtue rewarded.
This picture almost fits to the Hegelian pattern of history being the onward march of
Freedom—only this seems to be a case of more
and more freedom for fewer and fewer people
—well, Hegel couldn't be right all the time.
Another conception of the path of history-
Heaven knows who's—is that it is the gradual
progress from the small social unit to the larger
—from town and city, state to nation—with a
far away ideal in a wholly integrated world
state, of which all men would be fellow citizens.
However, throughout Mr. Templeton's opus
the word 'national' tolls steadily like a great
bronze bell, I suppose such a true brotherhood
of man will never be more than a shining ideal
—gleaming dim through the heavy smoke of our
forging national enterprise.
No person should allow himself to be dragged
willy nilly into any dogmatic certainty of political viewpoint—socialism must be regarded
with as searching a scepticism as must any
other form of government. But when the arguments advanced against it can rise no higher in
plausability than have the present half hysterical crop, the inference is clear.
I don't suppose Mr. Gib Austin
(X the U. ef W. Daily sat down to
figure out what he could say that
would most harm Canadian-American
friendship. Nevertheless, his guest
editorial in Friday's "Ubyssey" has
dene a great disservice to relations
between  our   two   countries.
Friendship can only be based en
understanding, and unfortunately, Mr.
Austin, like so many ef his fellow
countrymen, has only a very hazy
notion of the history of the interaction between Canada and the United States—his service club platitudes
testify to that fact. Oherwise, he
would realize that a chief characteristic of the growth of Canadian nationalism haa been its anti-Americanism, fed by the stories of the
Loyalists, the victories of Queens-
ton Heights and Lundy's Lane, and
the resentment over boundary a-
wards in Maine and Alaska. Most
Canadians have no love for the "Big
Stick", whether wielded by Teddy
Roosevelt cr Senator Vemdonburg.
That antagonism is dormant now,
thanks in a good measure to the
second Roosevelt. It remains only
as a belief, right or wrong, in the
inherent superiority cf Canadian
government, justice and institutions
over   those   of   our   big   neighbor.
But, if Mr. Austin seeks to revive
the animus against "Dollar Diplomacy", he eeuldn't do it more effectively than by implying that Canadians are bound to share the same
Ideology as Americans and that Canada is forced to participate in the
latest American crusade against
Russia and "Communism"—which
latter apparently includes everything
from the Five-Year Plans to the
T.V.A. A good many Canadians are
already bewildered by the "war"
hysteria being drumnrad up across
the border. They are not likely to
take kindly to a war in which Canada would be the Belgium. They
are prone to remember Canada's
proportionately higher man-power
losses in the last two conflicts and
condemn as irresponsible those who
so blithely sponsor another war "to
make tho world safe for democracy".
But perhaps the fault lies not with
Mr. Austin but with the press monopolies of his country. After all,
svhools of journalism exists to turn
out would-be journalists. Mr. Austin's view may be somewhat circumscribed by the prospect of working
for say the Seattle "Post-Intellig;n-
ccr" and thus becoming a "fettered
underling"  of Mr.  Hearst.
BCER Replies To Stanton
ED. NOTK—Tho following statement was received by The Ubyssey
last week following a report published recently about a speech made
by Mr. John Stanton before the Social Problems Club.
Mr. Stanton's speech about the B. C.
Electric, as reported in the March 1
edition of The Ubyssey, was an outstanding example of verbal firework,
LPP style.
It's high time, however, that such
irresponsible remarks wee pinned
down and corrected and this company does not propose to sit idly by
while Mr Stanton—or any other person—attempts to besmirch its personnel or its earnest efforts to modernize and expand its facilities. Me have
enough legitimate requests and complaints to attend to without having
to swallow unfair abuse.
Specifically, here are some of Mr.
Stanton's major errors:
1. Far from trying to keep "Canada's industrial development in the
East", the BCER has for nearly two
years sponsored advertisements in
newspapers and magazines in Eastern
Canada, the U.S. and Britain, driving
homo the fact that ''Business Is Moving to B.C." New enterprises—or expanded enterprises already here—have
invested $22,000,000 as a result, raised
B.C. payrolls $5,000,000 annually. In
addition, E'CER maintains a specially-
staffed Industrial Development Department to assist investors who write
or visit with a view to establishing a
new firm here.
2. Importing power from Bonneville Mr. Stanton calls "sinster". Let's
look at the facts: (a) BCER for years
exported power to Washington State
when it was short of electricity and
will do so again after the Bridge River
hydro development starts producing
in the spring of 1949; (b) the exchange
of   power  between  Canada  and  the
U.S. was endorsed and encouraged by
the Hyde Park agreement, in the East
as well as out here; (c) the Bonneville
power line links B.C. with the Northwest Power Pool with the obvious
advantages such a cooperative suggests,
Mr. Stanton asserts it is "the company's basic policy" to neglect developing B.C.'s power resources. This
is, of course, absurd. As a matter of
fact, no industry served by the BCER
went short of power during the war,
or afterward—despite a load that is
twice as big today as it was back in
1939. The company had the backlog
of developed power to meet the increase. Right now, BCER engineers
are planning generating and distributing facilities large enough to supply
Vancouver when it reaches 1,300,000.
3. The claim that only two directors of the B.C. Power Corporation
(BCER's parent company) live in B.C.
is quite false. There are seven: four
in Vancouver, two iri Victoria, one in
New Westminster.
4. The BCER has never made a 55
percent profit in its life, despite Mr,
Stanton's claim. The B.C. government, through the Public Utilities
Commission, sets a ceiling of 5.3 percent profit per year—and the PUC does
the figuring, not the company.
Finally, here is the transit picture,
1936-46: 58 more street cars (up 17%);
57 more busses (up 223%). We've just
received 10 new buses and 202 others
are due this year, plus 42 trolley
coaches. The BCER is laying $6.5 millions on the line in 1947 to improve
and expand transportation facilities.
Public Information Department.
All Red Crass sweaters must be
turned in by Friday, March 14, so
they may be sent to Europe immediately,
Sweaters may be turned in Monday, Wednesday or Friday in the
second floor sewing room in the
northeast end of Brock Hall from
10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Second Annual Reunion of all former
RCAF personnel stationed at No. 1
CNS, Rivers, will be held at the
Veterans Memorial Centre, 636 Bur-
rard Street, on Thursday, March 13,
at 9 p.m.
A few tickets are still available and
may be obtained from Robson Electric, 946 Robson Street,
Mr. Harold Dean is repuested to see
the features editor as soon as possible.
The Symphonic Club will meet
on Wed., March 12, at 12:30 p.m. in
the Double Committee Room. The
programme will consist of "Espana"
by Chabrier, "Le Reve" from "Man-
on", and "Concerto in A Minor' by
On Tuesday, March 11, at 12:30, in
the Auditorium, the Symphonic Club
will   present   a   group   of   musical
films; "Toronto Symphony", "The
Longing Piper", "Cradle Song", and
others. No admission will be charged; all students are welcome to attend.
Department of Psychology requests
that all students fortunate enough to
be accepted in a medical school, leave
their names and tlie name of the
school in the Veterans' Bureau, Hut
M 7.
This information is required in
order to have an accurate picture
of the number of students who are
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Athletics Lost
.Without Aggies
When it comes to sports the Arts-
men may be the "bulwarks of the
team" but this year more than ever
many teams would look rather sick
without their Aggie supporters.
Aggie sportsmen seem particularly
adept at soccer and grass hockey.
UBCs soccer teams include Aggie
stalwarts Stu Todd and Stu Wilson on
Varsity and Gil Blair, Bill Berry,
Dave Bremner, Russ Guest, Nestor
Supeene and Cliff Midwinter on UBC.
Grass hockey players from the Aggie faculty are Stephan Arnason, Joe
Augustas, Art Hill and Norm Tupper.
Incidentally the Aggie grass hockey
team leads the inter-faculty parade
dispute and losses suffered when they
lent the four players—and defeated
In rugger, Aggies Hart Crosby, Keith
MacDonald and Ron Williams are
playing first division while Lionel
Jenks, Doug Knott, Stan Vernon and
Bruce Watt are playing second division. Gil Blair and Doug Knott were
the Aggies' contribution to the champion cross-country team. In American
football, basketball and skiing respectively, John Caplette, Don Bwen-
on and Gordon Martin upheld the
"Aggie cause.
Motherhood Saga
Is Another Duty
The room was damp and cold. The
I light that forced itself in was broken
up into four grey squares by the single
| window.
She didnt falter or display any
I misgivings: In her role she was a
(heroine, neither expecting sympathy
|nor receiving encouragement.
Her head was erect as she walked
Idirectly over to the far corner, She
Ididn't force back a tear nor display
|any evidence of her inner feeling.
There was nothing one could say,
lothing one might do to help her.
She placed the still white form down
eside   the   others.   Even   a  sigh   or
lother's   moan   would  have  warned
he morgue-like atmosphere.
She    turned    about    and    without
glancing back strode directly for the
nearest  exit.  Her courage  was typi-
of her sex. It was her duty; if
teed be she would go through it again,
Jiving of herself was a part oif her;
> knew no other life.
Totnorrow she would be back arid
ay another egg.
Adds Five
Hew Profs
Five Professors have been added to
a greatly expanded Agriculture faculty.
The Department of Agronomy has
enlisted the services of Dr. C. A.
Rowles, Associate Professor of /Soils,
in that section of the department.
Dr. Rowles obtained his B.S.A. and
M.Sc. at the University of Saskatchewan and his Ph.D. at the University
of Minnesota He taught for a year
at the University of Saskatchewan,
then was five years with the Chemical
and Explosive Division, Experimental Board of the United Kingdom and
Canada, at Winnipeg, Montreal and
Dr. J.J.R. Campbell is now with
the Dairying Department at the university, lecturing in Dairy Bacteriology.
Receiving his B.S.A. at British Columbia, Dr. Campbell studied at Cornell University, receiving his Ph.D.
from there for work on Bacterium
For some time an Agricultural Bacteriologist with the Dominion Government in Ottawa, he has done work
in Military Research at Queen's University.
Dr. Alex Wood is the professor in
charge of Animal Nutrition in the
Animal Husbandry Department. Graduating from UBC in 1935, he taught
for a year here, tfien spent a year in
New Zealand with the Dairy Research
Institute in North New Zealand
In 1937 he received his M.S-A. from
UBC and in 1938 his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He spent some time
with the Halifax Fisheries Research,
doing work on the processing of flflh
livers with reference to their Vitamin
Dr. Wood was a member of the staff
of Queen's University at Kingston
and was doing research work in Alberta for the Department of National
Defense, before obtaining his USC
Dr. E. Philips is in charge of the
newly-organized Fur-bearing Animals
division of the Animal Husbandry department From the Ontario Veterinary College at Guelph he obtained
his V.S. and D.V.M., being attached
to the Canada Packers Experimental
Station at Toronto as veterinarian and
trouble shooter for a year.
Returning to Guelph, Dr. Philips
taught Bacteriology for four years,
in the fifth year transferring to the
department of Medicine. Here he lectured on Swine Diseases and in 1945
organized the Swine Diseases Department of the College.
Professor J. R. W.Young is the Acting Head of the Department of Agricultural Mechanics which was started
last fall.
He received his B.S.A. degree from
the University of Saskatchewan in
1939 and while teaching there obtained
his M.Sc. in 1942.
From 1942 to 1945 he was on engineering officer in the RCNVR, having the position of Commanding Officer of sdl repairs in the Portsmouth
Thirty Freshman classes have registered in
the Faculty of Agriculture. The first class,
entering in 1917, was made up of seven young
men and women, nearly all of whom have since
distinguished themselves in their chosen fields.
The subsequent growth in number of students
has been gradual except for the past two years,
when it has been spectacular. The largest
registration of undergraduates and graduates
took place last fall. The Faculty now numbers
about 540, and although this total may be
increased slightly in the fall of 1947, it is
confidently expected that there will be a
marked decrease by 1949.
, The sudden increase in numbers during the
past two years has called for new options, new
opportunities and new outlets for graduates.
Among the steps taken to meet these needs are
two new departments - Agricultural Mechanics
in this Faculty and Agricultural Engineering
in the Faculty of Applied Science. In addition
to options already provided, two more have
been organized — the first in Food Technology,
recognizing the demand for trained men by
those engaged in secondary industry, and the
second in Nutrition, designed to equip students
with the background necessary to deal with
problems arising in animal and plant nutrition.
New courses, such as Fur Farming and Dairy
Technology, have been or are being organized.
Young professors with the highest academic
and professional training have lately been
added to the Staff to offer instruction in these
and other innovations as well as in the already
well-tried and successful options.
Although all of these developments help to
make opportunities, it is not expected that
opportunities can be found for all comers,
because some of us are not able to fit into those
created and must find our own. It is expected,
however, that the opportunities in 1947 and
1948 will be fairly numerous and may more
than balance the graduating class.
At the moment, opportunities—all across
Canada—were never better. What 1949 will
bring is anyone's guess, but I personally see
no reason to be pessimistic for the future.
Industry is expanding, secondary industry is
growing, and teaching and research fields are
increasing in importance. Good men are needed
in increasing numbers, and if you have the
ambition and desire to succeed there is no
reason why you should not become qualified
to play an important role — be it practical,
academic, industrial or economic -~ in the
Agriculture of tomorrow.
—F. M. Clement,
Dean of Agriculture.
THE UBYSSEY, Tuesday March 11, 1947. Page 3
Graduate Speaks
At Aggie Dinner
Dr. Fred McKenzie, head of the Department of Animal
Husbandry at Oregon State College, will address Aggies of UBC
when they gather in the Brock Hall for their Annual Spring
Banquet on Thursday evening.. The affair concludes a round
of activity which commenced with the field trip to Agassiz on
During the evening, results from the^- ■	
Field   Day   will   be   announced   and
Winner Of Scholarships
To Head Aggie Executive
Aggie Undergrad Executive for 1947-48 will be headed by
Ian Greenwood, a native of Nelson who first came to UBC on a
Rotary Club scholarship, winning a second at the end of his
freshman year.
Fever Prevention
Goal Of Aggies
Research studies in the Animal Husbandry Department are being led by
Al Shore, a graduate student in Animal Husbandry. He is investigating
a possible means of preventing acetonemia, a fever that develops in
dairy cattle at parturition, resulting
in decreased milk production and even
Liver abscesses in beef cattle is another problem being studied by the
department, under Walt Oliver and
Warren Kitts. High percentages of
beef livers are condemned because of
abscesses, and beef producers and processors are anxious to find the cause.
The relative merits of feedstuffs are
compared by means of feeding trials
carried out by undergraduate students.
Twice-a-day feeding keeps the boys
busy on the lamb, bacon hog and beef
cattle experiment).
No students are doing research in
the development of fur-bearing animals, but -the department hopes to see
greater development in this new field
next year.
A general meeting of the Aggie
Undergraduate Society will be held
to-day at 12:30 p.m. in Agriculture 100.
Class officers for the coming term
will be elected, An interview with
Neil McKinnon brought forward the
following remark:
"Men who fail to exercise their
franchise will hereafter be considered
She was only a fanner's daughter,
but all the horsemen knew her.
Window Display
Aided Apple Day
Two Aggie girls, Eila Tonning and
Flora Norris, spent many hours planning and completing last week's display in the library windows.
Tlie girls present in one window a
picture of apple exports from British
Columbia to the markets of the world,
illustrating the data with painted cutouts of the various countries, with
their quotas beside them.
The second window depicted the
production end of the apple industry,
showing illustrated pamphlets of varieties, disease control problems, poli-
nation studies and other cultural
The display waa made possible
through the courtesy of Miss Mairjorio
Smith of the University Extension.
-♦ Greenwood has been active in the
faculty since his arrival, in first year
being elected class president and continuing to lead his class in the second
and third years.
Energetic and conscientious, Greenwood Ls well-liked by students and
professors. Besides devoting an all-out
effort for the faculty, he has ably
handled his course in Food Technology. He is now studying under tlie
Gieldarht Riahadone Scholarship, an
Agricultural award for leadership.
With his progressive outlook backed
by executive erperience, the faculty
can look forward to a year of bountiful harvest in the realm of social and
scholastic endeavours.
Vice-president Stan Burke is a go-
getter and should prove to be a spark
on the executive committee.
An ardent skier and cartoonist,
Burke is best known, for his comic
strip "Beezie" In The Ubyssey.
Behind the scenes, Burke worked
hard on the "Apple Day" and "Farmers' Frolic" committee assisting in
co-ordinating the many activities of
the committees and shouldering a
heavy portion of "joe" jobs.
A former Navy lieutenant  he ia
now taking the Occupational course,
but intends to continue to the degree
course in the coming year.
Gerry Summers, a Victoria native,
is the new treasurer. Previous executive experience includes the second
year class presidency and he, too, has
done much to help various Aggie
functions to be run successfully.
Summers did his bit for the faculty
by composing a new Aggie song. He
has worked energetically on various
committees for dances and field days,
being in charge of decorations for the
Farmers' Frolic.
Plant Pathology holds his interest
and he hopes to be able to continue
studies abroad in this field
Pat MacDonald, Aggie Undergrad
secretary, is a second year Dairying
student who hails from Lulu Island.
She is a Phrateres girl and should
add more sparkle to the executive
Doug Knott's devotion to his job as
this year's Sports manager has again
netted him the position.
Always in the top flight of crosscountry and track stars, he has twice
been a member of the Varsity team
that went south to bring back track
honours. He also plays English Rugby
regularly with the Varsity team
Teacher: "Johnny, give me a sentence with the world seldom,"
Caplette: "My father had some pigs
and he seldom."
Varied Subjects
For Aggie Theses
Just to prove that Aggies don't
necessarily milk cows or pitch hay,
or prune trees or accumulate cobwebs
during the term, let's see what the
Fourth Year Agronomy students are
contributing to the Agriculture of
British Columbia in their thesis work.
John Bayfield, one of the university's outstanding musicians has undertaken a chemical analysis of the marl
deposits of Lake Cheam near Chilli-
wack: Bob Burdock, well known in
Naniamo hot spots is covering the
relation of Boron to clover nodulation.
Two braves from the Chilliwack area,
Fred Cunningham and Eldon Hideout
are making a complete investigation
of some Pitt River soils:
John Day, who sups soup in a
beaker, is concerned with leaching
losses in campus from drainage waters.
A staunch Peace River farmer (whose
weakness is not wine or song) Dick
Hadland, is analysing the soil of his
farm area, Ronald of the Heal clan is
making a comprehensive survey of
agriculture in his home region, the
North Okanagan. Exchangeable potassium in Fraser Valley soils is the
topic of Alex Exchangeable Holmes
Nona Lambert, the only girl in
Argonomy, is studying the action of
soil bacteria on rock phosphate. Good
natured Jone Lee is contributing to
our knowledge of some Ootsa Lake
soils by chemical analysis. A very
conscientious flield crops man discovering the incidence of potato virus
in B.C. is Albert Paulson.
Our inventive genius, Jack (Benjamin Franklin) Richardson is introducing a new soil profile sampling
technique to soil science. At present
Humulus lupulus (the hop) and women are the chief interests of Mark
(Spud) Rose of the Varsity Dance
Band. Derward Smith is determining
the percentage of non-capillary pore
space in some B.C. clay soils.
Ken Gregory, the first-class man,
is working on the effect of rare
elements on root modulation, a subject which involves everything from
plant histology to plumbing.
  _ , »
Aggie Economics
Submits Report
After a survey of 233 Dairy Farms
in the Fraser Valley and on Vancouver Island for the year 1945, the Agricultural Economics Department submitted to the Minister of Agriculture
and tlie B.C. Milk Producers' Association a report on "Dairy Farm Incomes
and the Cost of Producing Butterfat
in the Coastal Areas of B.C."
Dean F, M. Clement, head of the
department, also submitted in December a report to the Royal Commission,
"Dyking, Drainage and Irrigation
"Economics of the Small Fruits
Industry of B.C." has been investigated, and a report is to be released
prizes will be distributed to the winners with the Lady Jane Trophy going to the contestant with the highest
aggregate score.
The first graduate of the new department of Agriculture at UBC in 1921,
Dr. McKenzie continued his studies
at the University of Missouri where
he received his A.M. in 1923 and a
Ph.D. in 1925. After leaving Missouri,
he did post-graduate work at Michigan State College, the Royal Veterinary College at Stockholm and at Cambridge University.
During his active life Dr. McKenzie
has issued numerous research publications and has served as a representative for many countries at many
conferences. Chief among these were
the World's Poultry Congress at Ottawa in 1928 as a delegate for Turkey,
and the Dairy Congress in Berlin as
the member from the United States.
He has also been visiting investigator and lecturer to Peru and Chile,
and from 1939 to 1942, he was an executive member of the National Research Council,
Head table dignitaries will include
Dr. N, A. M. MacKenzie, Dean Dorothy Mawdsley, Dean F. M. Clement,
and Mr. W. H. Hicks, director of the
Dominion Experimental Farm at
Grant Larkin and Joyce King are in
charge of the affair which is to start
at 6:30, and will be followed by an
informal dance in Brock Hall. No
charge will be made for undergraduates and an extra large turnout is
expected by the committee in charge.
Student's Thesis
Tackles Problem
One reads, daily, of the earth
shaking discoveries of our scientists.
A good deal is heard of our new departments—medicine, pharmacy, nuclear physics.
Amongst our students is a modest
individual, a graduate student in
Poultry Husbandry whose work will
solve the intimate problems, not of
the world, but your problem—the problem of the average university student.
Mr. Walter Wakely does not ask for
attention but unobserved persists in
his constant efforts to unravell his
His thesis will cover ''getting a
chicken into a coupe".
Has 9 Grads
Bcrnlce Baxter . . .A very popular
little miss, "Bodie" is one of the leading lights in campus activities, especially Aggie functions. Her big interest is Fraggaria chiloensis (strawberry, to you).
Dorothy MacLeod ... A slick chick
who is the brains behind the organization /swept the academic field to win
the B.C.F.G.A, scholarship, last year).
Her main interest is the Musical Society, (how she ever got in is a mystery—she can't sing a note).
Joe Moyls . . . The quieter of those
two well-known "Moyls Boys". If
Joe's breath smeals bad lately, it's
not the "morning after" . . . he's
writing his thesis on a breeding problem on radishes.
Maury Moyls . . . Not so tall, but
dark and handsome. Maury is famous
for his athletic accomplishments—and
rather corny puns, His main interest
right now is growing better strawberries (not blondes).
Eric Goodman . . . Eric hales from
Osoyoos and is probably the keenest
of the Hort boys. He intends to return to fruit farming in the sunny
South Okanagan. (Rumour has it that
he has the cutest little peach).
Dave Borthwick ... A retdly swell
person . . . the main reason Why the
Horts have so much fun and do so
little work. Dave is a student of a
number of years ago, joined up, came
back to finish. He expects to go
teaching (just what he hasn's told us).
Bill Taylor , . . This boy really gets
around (literally). An active athlete
track, badminton, basketball), Bill
lias one blotch on a good reptation
... he belongs to the VOC. Quite
a student, he expects to go places
(south) when he gets that degree.
Dan Taper . . . One of the quieter
and less well-known HoiH> students,
Dan is also a returned man. His big
worry is growing tomatoes partheno-
carpecally . . . and he's really,making
Lou Barber . . . One of the gayer
blades in Hort . . . Lou definitely
looks on the brighter (and curvier)
side of life. Lately, he's been going
slightly mad, muttering something
about weed control and tearing his
hair out by the roots.
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By Gerry Summers
Tune--"Doin, What Comes Naturally"
We're all Aggies, yesiree,
Out to get some learnin'
'Bout call and chick and soil and tree,
We do it Agriculturally.
We ain't so much on boozin' but,
I think we're safe in statin'
Forty beers are but child's play
Doin' it Agriculturally.
Homer Quincy may be rough
But he is always ready;
And he'll find one, wait and see
That's "broke in" Agriculturally.
Brother Bill has built a still,
Up there in the Bac. lab.;
'Course he isn't making tea,
It's done Agriculturally.
The cow she has her udder, but
That's not why we are here,
Because at milk we shudder and
We think much more of beer.
Our fanners dog, caught in a bog,
Felt the call of nature;
When he couldn't spy a tree,
He swore Agriculturally. THE UBYSSEY, Tuesday March 11,1947. Page 4
The Agassiz field trip originated 27 years ago when the
Animal Husbandry Department spent a day each year at
Agassiz, gaining experience in judging classes of various livestock on the premises of the Dominion Agriculture Experimental
This trip was purely an academics-
venture and competition was keen for
the four trophies representing horses,
dairy cattle, sheep, and swine classes.
This outing at the experimental
station became so popular that in 1926
the scope of the field trip was broadened to include all of the Departments
in Agriculture. Various organizations
and interested individuals presented
trophies so that in a few years there
was one to represent each Department.
Also there is a trophy (the Lady
Jane), presented to the student having
the highest aggregate score, and another (traditionally given by Dean
Clement), for the freshman having
the highest aggregate score.
Lady Jane, a Jersey Cow bought
on Pender Island in 1916, was one of
the foundation cows of the UBC herd.
During her life she maintained ♦lie
highest production record for Jersey
cows in Canada and for this record
she was presented with a fifty dollar
cheque. Rather than turn the money
over, to the university, Professor King
suggested that part of this money
be used to purchase a perpetual trophy to be given to the student obtaining the highest aggregate score at the
annual Agassiz field trip.
As well as retaining the large
trophy for a year, the winning student
also wins a miniature of the Lady
Jane which becomes his property.
Since a freshman did not have the
judging experience of an upperclass-
man, and therefore never won the
Lady Jane trophy, Dean Clement has
now for twenty-five years presented
"the smallest trophy to the biggest
freshman." A freshman is a student
registered in First Year Agriculture
and taking Agriculture for the first
Photo by Hal Harris
Professor Buck, the campus Landscape Architect, has done an excellent
job of beautifying the army huts that
dot the campus.
Poultry Department Leads
In Post Graduate Fields
The Poultry Husbandry Department, known for its work
along research lines in improving the breeds of various poultry
for the purposes of marketing them or their products of all ages,
has more post-graduate work done than in any other department
of its size.
 3>   The   main   work   of   the   poultry
department, headed by Professor E.
Aggie Dean Urges
Practical Work
Dean F. M. Clement urges that, if
possible, undergraduates should obtain
summer employment in a field in
which they intend to study.
''Practical experience gained during
their undergraduate years has proven
invaluable to many graduates in all
fields of Agriculture," the Dean said.
"While it is impossible for many to
gain experience in this manner, due
to financial or other reasons, many
students will be able to take advantage
of jobs in industry, in government
service or in rural areas, which will
benefit them greatly in their careers."
The employment bureau is aiding
in placing students in such jobs as the
Dean outlined, and other opportunities are made available through the
Dean's office, letters on the notice
board in the main hall on the Agriculture Building supplying information whenever possible.
A. Lloyd, is the study of inheritance in
meat types, egg production, rate and
economy of growth, and early and
full feathering in the popular commercial breeds such as New Hamp-
shires, White Leghorns, Barred Plymouth Rocks and Rhode Island Reds.
In breeding research, experiments
are being conducted in the improvement and standardization of down
colour for sexing in Gold Cambars
and Red Bars. Tlie former breed was
begun at the University of Cambridge
with which UBC is co-operating. The
latter was developed exclusively at
UBC, and it is expected that both
these breeds will be accepted in
American Standard of perfection in
the near future.
With all breeds being trap-nested
under Record Of Production tests,
emphasis is being placed on progeny
testing, preference being given to
family rather than individual selection.
Pedigree breeding stock is being distributed for improvement purposes to
a considerable number of large hatchery operators and private breeders
in the province, and also to many foreign countries.
Agriculture Adds
Numerous Courses
Reflecting the growing importance
of agriculture in British Columbia, an
"important expansion" of the curriculum in the Faculty of Agriculture
was announced Wednesday by President N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Courses in tlie agriculture mechanics department will emphasize
maintenance and operation of farm
machinery. Seven courses will be
added to this department.
The field crop courses in the department of agronomy have been reorganized and nine new or revised
subjects will be added to the 1947-48
calendar, it is reported. Sixteen new
courses will be listed under the heading of soils.
As an outgrowth of the expanding
fur industry, new courses in animal
nutrition and fur-bearing animals
have been added. Charles Edgar
Phillips, V.S., D.V.M., has recently
been appointed as an associate professor in the department.
Four new courses have also been
added to the department of dairying
and two courses on turkeys have been
listed for the poulty department, it
was announced.
Begun last September, the department of food technology has been
expanded to a five-year course leading to a degree of B.S.A, in food technology.
By Nell McKinnon
A man thinning at the temples
begins to worry. When baldness besets him he is so upset he is liable
to overlook ailments a good deal more
We are all associated with a drive
to expand the faculties, and types of
work to be carried on at UBC. Dramatic enthusiasum is worked up over
a new medical faculty.
These projects are worthwhile and
imperative additions to our university.
Judging from the students' estimates,
the taxpayer will contribute over
110,000 for every doctor graduated.
The figure in other faculties is not
quite as impressive but it is obvious
our education is, in the main, supported by Mr. Average Citizen.
We, as students in Agriculture, students in every faculty, might reverse
the often-asked question, and ask
ourselves what we are doing for the
Canadian that financially makes our
education possible.
We must prostitute our courses or
ideas to conform to their concepts of
education. We should consider our
work with a view to their needs. We
should intergrate ourselves culturally and scientifically with our community.
Let us not overlook this real issue—
our obligation to the community—while
coping with an oncoming baldness.
Newer techniques of butter manufacture are being investigated by the
Dairying Department, and under
grants from the National Research
Council, work is being carried out
on organisms responsible for defects
in butter.
Organisms concerned with the
ripening of cheese are also being
In co-operation with the Animal
Husbandry Department and with the
B.C. Research Council tire Dairy Department has for several years been
conducting research on mastitis in the
A Bull's-Eye View
An Interview With Taurus
1 didn't Choose the name; it was given
to me. I am a Holstein Bull. Nature
erred, and one can understand confusion when so much responsibility
is carried by one department, Sorne
human was awarded my intelligence
and I am blighted with his.
Now, about my well being. I'have a
bevy of servants who tend to all menial tasks of life while I devote myself
to the most essential services.,
I get a kick out of watching thousands of students rushing out to Varsity, grabbing at degrees, rushing away
from Varsity, then trying to crowbar
their way into security. I haven't
rushed at anything yet. My security
is piling up.
I can't complain, I am aware of the
few limitations on my freedom. Did
you ever stop to consider what you
can't do or where you can't go?
Count up the countries whose doors
are open to a healthy bull and then
see how many of them open, their
doors to human beings.
"Ernestine", my girt friend, is constantly picturing me in a sausage skin.
It doesn't bother me, so don't lavish
sympathy on one who doesn't need
Until such time a.s I am packaged.
I'll live and live well. The millions
of humans that went to the abbutoirs
hi the last few years weru starved,
humiliated and tortured before the
operation was completed.
Listen, laddie, right now while we
are talking some millions are patiently
waiting for the next nin, A few members of the S.P.C.A. could be spared
to see that human concentration
camps, gas chambers and crematoria
are operated as humanely as slaughter
If I might, I'll broaden our discussion to take in the whole picture
of cattle in the world. After exhaustive examination of information available to me, I find they are far better
off than, the average human being.
Take the situation in India, for example: the vast majority of the population would trade places with a cow
any clay.
Look at the stiuation right here in
Canada, There is more legislation
dealing with our welfare than there
i.s on behalf of some native inhabitants. Care of our health is certainly
better looked after.
As 1 mentioned before, we are welcomed in any country. I have yet to
hear of a group of cows persecuted
for their beliefs or lynched because
of their color.
Why, we are even mpre valuable
dead than a human in the same Htate.
People worship our remains while
you must pay exorbitant fees to dispone of yours, The sooner humans
wake up, tlie better for the both of
We lead a normal psychological,
political and social life, In politics
we never retain a leader who can't
prove himself. In fact our leaders gain
their position on what they are doing,
not what they did or plan to do.
Take sex for example. You have it
better organized than big league baseball but your rules are less followed
than those of international war
I can have one red ear or a rumpled
hopi, and I am still one of the boys.
But you—and it makes me laugh—
if one of you had red ears he would
be right out.
Humans divide themselves into select groups to maintain standards.
Did you ever see a roomful of potato
beetles? They are smooth, orderly,
symetrical creatures. For contrast you
might glance into the men's shower
room at tlie Y. Tlie men are scrawny,
pot-bellied, odorous, irregular, mis-
proportioned holy messes.
I've taken a lot of time, sonny, but
I am not often asked for my ideas.
Generalizing on men, 1 find most of
them drop into two classes. Tlie first,
are gorged to insensibility on the free
lunch your saloons of culture are
offering, the second are restless and
unsatisfied with the share they have
Man may think lie has the bull by
the horns but if he'll look again he
will find it's tho tail he is holding
Editor: Fred Bell
Associate Editor: Morley Kare
Reporters: Marg and Flora Norris, Viv
Spicer,   Grant   Larkin,   Doug   Knott,
Lou Barber, Derward Smith.
Artists: Stan Burke and John Sieburth
Ferdinand noticed a cute little heifer
in tlie next field, but she ignored his
passes. Finally he jumped the fence
and trotted over to her. She said
sweetly, "I'm Daisy the Cow, who are
Sadly he replied, "Well I was Ferdinand the Bull, but I didn't know the
fence was so high."
One day, while walking through a
field, Ferdinand the Bull found a
glove. Picking it up, he. hurried over
to Daisy the Cow, saying, ''Pardon me,
miss, did you drop your brassiere?"
Decline Of Berry
Probed By Aggies
Fourth year students in Horticulture,
under Dr. G. H. Harris, are studying
a means to prevent the decline ol
the British Sovereign variety of strawberry. This variety has proven an
important and high-paying crop in
British Columbia, and has been found
to be an outstanding source of Vitamin
Whereas the avenge American
strawberry contains only 40 milligrams of Vitamin C per 100 grams of
fruit, the B.C. variety has been found
to average 81 milligrams per 100 grams
of fruit and in some areas, up to 100
Photo by Hal Harris
THE RETIRING EXECUTIVE of the Agricultural Undergraduate Society,
headed by President Neil McKinnon, has been one of the most active organizations of the year.
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LIMITED Letter Reveals Data On
Scandinavian Summer Tour
First details of the scheduled summer trip through the Scandinavian countries have been revealed through a letter from the
president of the student council of the University of Bergen, according to Philip Evans, chairman of the International Student
Service on this campus.
Get Ouf Of Town
McLean* Advises
Get ovit of town. That is Maj. J.
F. McLean's advice to most University of British Columbia students
seeking summer work.
"The job picture looks better this
year than last," the Employment and
Counselling Service director said recently, "However, many men —and
women, too — will have to move
where the work is to get it."
A meeting this week with the National Employment service strengthened Major McLean's telief that
wages tins summer for both graduate and undergraduates will top
the 1946 scale.
"We'll have calls for all our graduate mining and civil engineers,"
Major McLean forecast. "Prospects
for physicists and chemists also look
good. On the other hand some Arts
and Science and Commerce graduates
are likely to And it extremely difficult.   Many may have to go East."
Mines now offer best prospects for
undergraduates, with jobs in the
woods expected to open up soon.
Work in the mines will pay as well
as any common labor, with wages
running up to eight dollars a day
for underground men.
A hundred and forty already have
signed for the hundred Yukon mining jobs The Ubyssey reported early
this week. However, the Employment service will continue taking
applications to insure suitable employees. Major McLean believes the
hundred who are hired can save more
than five hundred dollars during the
'■Women," Major McLean said,
"will find their best prospects in
secretarial and stenographic work,
whisi-e thepej is a general shortage.
Summer resorts will , furnish some
employment. Demand for women
factory workers isn't certain yet."
Top placement problem this year
is married men who can't move about
a.s easily as bachelors.
If construction work opens up in
the city it will offer jobs to men
most firmly rooted here. However,
supply shortages are likely to limit
local building.
"It's still too early to be sure,"
Major McLean cautioned yesterday.
"But it looks as though any single
man or woman who's willing to
travel to th? job should find work.
We're hoping we can place everybody, but this year we have a tremendous number of students on our
Phratereans Give
'Stardust' Formal
"Stardust Promenade", the Phrateres Spring Formal, will be held in
Brock Hall on March 19, with dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
A special committee headed by
Betty Lowes, is arranging entertainment, and music will be supplied
by Frank Nightingale and his orchestra.
Exclusive for Phratene^ and their
escorts, the dance admission will be
$1.75 per couple, including refreshments.
Patrons for the affair will be Dr.
and Mrs. W. Kaye Lamb and Dean
M.  Dorothy  Mawdsley.
■" Evans stated that a "flood of applications" have been received to All the
few available places in the xpdition.
The cost for each student is estimated
at £35, which will be Increased to
£40 for those who wish to take in the
Finnish leg of the trip. This sum,
which comes to approximately $150 to
$170 at the present rate of exchange,
will include travel, food, lodging and
other necessary costs from the arrival
at the Danish border to departure.
It will not include pocket money.
The tour is scheduled to start from
Denmark on July 1 at three rendezvous, Esbjerg, Padborg, or Copenhagen. While in Denmark, the tourists will visit such famous landmarks
as Odense, the city of fairytale author
Hans Christian Andersen.
From Denmark, the students will
travel to Oslo via Jutland, and then
across Norway to Bergen the site of
the main camp. Two weeks crammed
with excursions, sailing trips, climbing parties, lectures and studies of
Norwegian life and work are scheduled for the participants here.
In Sweden, the Swedish Folk Uni-
versJtr will take the travellers in
hand and several trips to Stockholm
are planned. A visit to Uppsala, the
oldest end most important of the
Swedish Universities will also be included in the curriculum.
Those who wish te make the trip
to Finland will have to shorten their
Swedish trip as the two arrangements
are coincident Ihe route in Finland
Includes Helsingfars, Aulanko, a
famed resort hotel, and Anally Aabo
and a return to Sweden.
From Stockholm the entourage will
return to Copenhagen and there the
tour will conclude on August 4.
New Thunderbird
Hits Campus Soon
Spring edition of the Thunderbird
which comes out March 18 and 19
will be the biggest and best issue
yat published, according to Allan
Dawe, editor of the magazine. The
issue will be the same price, he said,
and will feature such campus writers as Bill McConnel, Jabez, Mario
Prizek,   and   Dean   Bohney.
Illustration will be in the form
of cartoons by Prizek and Bonncy,
and other features include an article
on Canadian painting, "What Sophomores Read'1, and a light essay on
higher education by Jabez.
Membership Opens
For Letters Club
Letters Club applications for membership must be received by noon
on Saturday, March 15, according
to N. L. Wilson, president. They
are to be left under "W" in the
Men's Arts letter rack.
Admission into the club, is by
election only, and will take effect
in the fall of 1947.
Applicants are to indicate whether
they are free for interviews in room
G, Arts building on Wednesday,
March 19 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. or
Thursday, March 20 from 9:30 to
10:30 p.m.
Vacancies are open for five men
and five women now in second year,
and for one woman in third year.
One ot the oldest clubs on the
campus, the group meets to share "a
common  interest  in  things  literary,"
Letters To The Editor
Dear  Sir:
We are writing on behalf of several
students who would like to use the
"Lounge"  as a place for relaxation.
Why must the "Lounge" be used for
speeches, etc. during the day when
the students would like to have
some place to relax? Those students
who have a few hours free time
would like to pursue whatever means
of recreation the "Lounge" has to
offer, whether it be bridge, smoking
or relaxing in the various luxurious
There is no other fuch place on
the Campus. What was the Brock
Lounge built for if not for the students?
This letter is signed by the following  students:
Dear Sir:
This    letter
is   written     on     the
diliatable assumption that some, at
least, of the individuals responsible
for the confused background of similar chatter and subdued braying in
certain lectures are able to read.
The habit of talking during lectures
is troublesome enough in classes of
normal size but under present
crowded conditions the need for
some degree of self restaint in this
should be obvious to anyone.
It is probably futile to remind the
loquacious ones that there is such
a thing as courtesy as the word is
probably not in the Untied vocabulary of which they make such frantic
and incessant use, But for tlie benefit of the mental giants among them
I should like to point out that one
of the things courtesy implies is
some slight consideration for people
who adhere to tho quaint custom of
attempting a lecture to listen to the
2nd   year   Arts.
Frosh Debaters
Split Contests
University of British Columbia's
Frosh representatives won one contest and lost another in Thursday's
debates with Victoria College here
and at the Island college.
On the campus speakers Hugh
Legg and Catherine Robertson won
the majority decision upholding the
affirmative of the resolution, "Resolved that the Veto Power in the
United Nations Should be Abolished
Now." Opposing them were Victoria's Ron Friesen and Tom Wylie.
Simultaneously in Victoria, UBC's
Mary Leiterman and Denis Shepard
lost to another College team.
The debate in Vancouver was
judged by Dr. W. L. MacDonald,
Dr. W. N. Sage, and Professor R.
Winners Named
In China Raffle
Incomplete reports from the Chin*
ese Varsity Club show that about
$370 profit was realized from the
Canadian Aid to China Dance held
Saturday, March 3, in Brock Hall.
The raifle held at the dance brought
in approximately $709.
In the raffle, the following winning  numbers  were  drawn:
Toaster, 3067; alarm clock, 1727;
Avon jacket, 13564; coffee percolator,
3054; jersey blouse, $012; fascinator
shawl, 7285; white shirt, 15332; two
pairs of diamond socks, 18910; supper
for one couple at the Bamboo Ter-
rance, 10642; two pairs of ladies'
"unmentionables", 14791; two pairs
of nylons,, 11646; one pair of nylons
and one pair of reyons, 13595; two
pairs of men's shorts and one pah:
of diamond socks, 14941; real silk
scarf, 7177; Waterman pen,  11521.
Also won by holders of winning
tickets were:
Ladies' blouse, 15140; one case of
oranges each to: 17285, 3152, 14785;
case of apples, 5557; one box of
Lichee nuts each to: 6403, 19066, 878,
5657, 599; five pounds of lard each
to: 6809, 4391, 9344, 3248, 1928, 10763;
glass fruit bowl, 3359.
Winners who have not yet claimed
their prizes are requested to do so
at the AMS office. To receive their
prizes, they must show their ticket
Seniors To Elect
Honorary Prexy
A busy round of traditions face the
largest graduating class in the history
of UB'C. But before the official
diploma presentations, graduating
seniors will choose an honorary president at a general meeting on Thursday.
Mike Allen, class president, said
they would also set the amount for
the graduation fee. Additional plans,
mostly tentative, were discussed at
a meeting of the graduating class
executive  last  Wednesday.
Congregation has been officially set
for May 15 in the armory, and the
traditional tea will follow. Graduates
will be welcomed into the Alumni
Association at the Convocation banquet in the Hotel Vancouver. Guests
will include alumni faculty members
and graduates.
The alumni dance will be held in
the Commodore Ballroom, if it is
available,  following the banquet.
Heather Blundell was chosen to
write the valedictory address for the
graduation booklet which will be
edited by Nancy Macdonald. A class
poet, historian and special events
v/riter  have   yet   to   be  chosen.
Date for the tree planting ceremony
and annual cruise has not been set.
It was proposed that a line of dogwood
be started along the site of the Memorial Gymnasium. The cruise will
take class members to Bowen Island.
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Fountain Pens
Slide Rules
Scales, etc.,
for the present term
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550 Seymour St.
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone PAcific 7311
LOVELIEST GIRL in the Agricultural Work-shop and sole survivor of
the ''old guard" of UBCs original herd of cattle, Lassie poses between
munches in the corral. The 20-year old bovine brought to the campus
from Scotland, waa among those that survived the rough crossing.
The most beautiful girl in Agriculture is twenty-year old, brown-
eyed Lassie, according to Professor,
M. King, head of the Department
of Animal HuAendry — but she's
a stay-at-home girl, and her home
is in the Dairy Barn.
Purchased in Scotland by Professor King in 1MB, she is the last
of the 23 Ayrshire cows brought to
Canada to make up UBC's original
herd which has grown to be the
top institutional herd in Canada.
And Lassie has helped give the
herd its present reputation.
Her  classification is "Excellent",
UBC May Adopt
'Old School Tie'
Men students of the University of
British Columbia will soon be able
to wear their "old school tie" if present plans work out.
UBC student Gerry Batten, instigator of the idea, worked out an
agreement with Mr. James of the
Hudson's Bay Company tie department and the Spicier Loom craft of
Vancouver whereby the Bay will sell
the blue and gold ties made by Spicier
Loom   craft.
A psecial trial lot has been produced and are on sale till this week at
the tic counter at the Bay.
If the demand for these ties is
large enough a representation will
ask the Council to accept them as
the  official  UBC  tie.
The ties arc on sale for one dollar
to   UBC   students  and  Alumni  only.
which means that a representative of
the Breed Society, who is a competent and experienced judge, has
scored her over 90 points out ef a
possible 100.
In her life she has produced
138,737 lbs. of milk. This figure has
been topped by only one cow In the
herd Incidentally, any cow produ-
ing over 100,000 lbs of 4% milk in
her lifetime is 'quite a cow". Averaging a 4.05% butter fat test, the
butterfat she has produced in her
lifetime would keep 4,673 people in
butter for a month under the present
The fact that one of Lassie's calves,
White Cockade, is the junior herd
sire now used in the herd, shows
how highly Lassie is valued
Lassie is old (8 to 9 years is the
average life time of a cow), she's
toothless and her joints are stiff,
but to those who have known her
all her life she's still the pin-up
girl of the A.H.
THE UBYSSEY, Tuesday, March 11,1947. Page 5.
Importance Of Exports
Stressed By Anscombe
The importance of British Columbia's export life-line to
its standard of living was stressed by the Honourable Herbert
Anscombe, Provincial Minister of Finance, in an address at
the Commerce Banquet held last Thursday evening in the
Hotel Vancouver Ballroom. .
"No matter how much we may pro-$>
gress and succeed in the development
of the industrial life of our province,
or for that matter, how successful
we may be in penetrating Eastern
Canadian markets," Mr. Anscombe
continued, "the fact remains that our
raw production must go outside Canada in tremendous volume.
Mr. Anscombe pointed out that B.C.
now stands third in the Dominion in
industrial progress, which includes
the amount of capital invested, in the
value of production, and tlie volume
of employment
"The impetus for that generated
in the war years," he said, ''and it is
gratifying to realize that in recent
years British Columbia haa made more
real progress than perhaps any other
prevince in the Dominion."
The Finance Minister continued by
stating that "BeainesB was very definitely moving to B.C.", end elted
the laet that in 1946, ISIS companies
were incorporated with a total capitalization of nearly S100 millions. "Of
these, "he continued, "approximately
547 were incorporated for industrial
purposes with an authorised capital
of ever |« millions."
"I confidently expect that with this
intensified development of our secondary industries," he stated "we will ia
a relatively short time assume tee rele
of exporter of finished products rather
than that of raw materials alone."
"If we want to retain a higher
standard ef living than other less
favored, it can be done," he said,
"but it can only be done by hard
work, and a willingness to recognize
our difficulties and overcome them,
by more production per hour than we
are now getting."
Mr. Anscombe warned his audience
that the idea so prevalent today in the
minds of some labor leaders that you
can continue to produce "Less and
Less for More and More" is neither
sound economics nor business common sense.
The Finance Minister concluded his
speech with the statement that there
are great opportunities for new de-
velopment open, but that they must
be alive and aggressive to take advantage of them. "If you de not take
advantage of them,' be warned, "with
all the educational background that
the state has given you, the responsibility will be yours and youre alone."
Acadians Hold
Open House Dance
A Saint Patrick's Day "open
house" dance will be held at Acadia
Residences' rec-Kall on Friday,
March 14, beginning at 0 p.m
Highlights of the evening will be
a floor-show—"something unlqus",
according to Dave Nuttall, entertainment committee chairman. Ihe
program is to include a skit and a
specialty act, he said.
Supper will be served, and thire
will be dancing to the music ot
Cece Lewis and his  orchestra.
Tickets priced it 40 cents a couple
and 25 cents each will be sold at
the door.
Peter S. Mathewson
!           <                   '
803 Royal Bank Building
PA 5321                          BAY 7208 R
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Fans Thrill To Intramural
Boxing, Wrestling Match
"""" The local boxing and wrestling fans that took the trouble
to travel out to the UBC gym Friday night found that their
efforts were well rewarded.
Twelve bouts composed entirely of UBC talent, showed
that fight promoters Jack Pomfret and Ivor Wynne, boxing
coach Jim Gove and wrestling mentor Wally Walling, really had
something to offer the capacity crowd.
"♦   The     opening   and     final   boxing
Smith Cops Mug
In VOC 'Chase
Slugging through a foot of fresh
snow, thirteen members of the Varsity Outdoor Club completed the
gruelling "Steeplechase", the toughest cross country run on the coast,
last Sunday.
Despite a drenching blizzard which
blinded the runners on the downhill
portions of the course, Harry Smith,
the new president of the club, finished in thirty-five minutes and forty
seconds. Two seconds behind him
was Bob Christie, who broke trail
over most of the course.
Alex Leslie was third with a time
of 38:08. Arnie Ede, who placed last
claims to be the only runner to
complete the course. He climbed
three inches higher than the other
racers on the peak of Dam.
The race was run in novel fashion
this year. It was so cold on tine end
of Thunderbird Bridge that no one
wanted to remain longer than the
others, so they all started out together. The runners wanned up by
climbing to the peak of Dam, then
rested up on the precipitous Dam
Downhill. On arriving at Whistler's
pass they were confronted by Grouse
Mountain and had to climb to its
peak before making the long run
to the Plateau and thence down
Calamity Jane to the old VOC cabin.
Softball, Archery
On Fern Program
¥ the weatherman will have a little
consideration/the next few weeks will
be busy ones for sportsminded gals
on the campus. For with the coming of
spring, f«minine athletics in the form
of Softball and archery, will move
Beginning this week, Softball will
highlight the intramural program.
Competition will be keen, with all
faculties lining up their teams in
preparation for this all-out affair. Excitement is guaranteed, since there are
many highly-touted teams in the
knockout tournament.
Of equal interest to a large number
of girl athletes is the archery competition which also is scheduled to begin immediately. Teams will consist
of four members who will shoot 24
arrows at ranges of 20, 30 and 40 yards.
Results must be submitted to the
gym office before Marck 21.
Topping off the outdoor activities
will be the women's track meet. Preparations should get under way at
once, since eliminations will begin
in about two weeks.
Intramural committee requests that
all girls who entered the singles or
doubles tennis tournament last fall
arrange their matches so that the
competition can be completed.
Outcomes of these last few contests
will be the deciding factor in this
year's race for top honors in the athletic field. Although several teams
have a slight edge at present, the
whole affair is still anybody's competition.
Prince Rupert "Rainmakers", who
were taking part in the invitational
British Columbia high school basketball tournament last weekend, will
play a UBC Inter A team, probably
the Frosh, in the gym Wednesday
Although tlve up-coast boys are
a high school team, nevertheless they
play in a loop with other Rupert
city senior squads.
There will be an all important meeting in Arts 208 at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow,
Wednesday. All cricketers are urged
to turn out.
Practices in the Armory are now
taking place only once a week—on
Wednesday evening at 6:30 pern,
There will be a meeting of all grass-
men in Arts 106 on Friday, March 14,
at 12:30 p.m.
bouts of the evening lasted only
thirty seconds each. The first selection, a welter novice bout saw
Scienceman Uon Oodville quickly
let go at Mu Phi man Doug Angell,
knock him down and Doug couldn't
make it up before the count of tan.
It seemed apparent to ringside fans
that Angell had knocked his head
on the floor.
The feature glove affair in the
open welter division started off in
what the fans expected to be a
well-matched fast bout. Stepping
back from one of Seymour Adel-
man's blows, Aggieman George Wilkie wrenched his ankle, hit an open
spot in the ropes, bounced off the
press table, and landed on his back
one one of the sharp ring supporting
boards. Referee Dave Bown had to
administer the accustomed count and
Artsman Adelman was declared the
The heavyweight event on the
evening's card proved to be chock
full of action. .John Pavelich and
Dmitri Goloubef, both Physical Education men, combined a Ore of
punches with a few touches of
wrestling. Pavelich, however, proved
to be the better man and after he
had knocked down Goloubef three
times, the judges awarded him a
technical knockout at the end of
the second rund.
The feature wrestling bout on the
card saw Herb Capozzi, 205 pounds
of Phi Delta Theta, finally pulled
out of a tangle and declared the
winner over Ian Sprinkling 198
pound Physical Educationist after
a very merry-go-round the ring.
In a lightweight open fisticuff
event Terry Field outdecisioned
Wally Gray—but only by a very,
very slim margin.
Ron Walters, middle weight Mu
Phi artist, lived up to the expectations that had centered around hiir.
in the elimination bouts to the tournament. He was awarded a TKO
over Ken Johnson, an equally watch-
full and scrappy fighter, at 1:15 of
the second round.
If either Pete Worthington's flashing right or Bill Campbell's hard
right slap had connected, one of
them surely would not have been
up before the count of ten. But
both were sly and cautious so it
was the judges that awarded Worthington the decision.
No one could help but be impressed by the casualness and coolness,
and the fast jabbing and footwork
of Johnny Granda. This middleweight pre-med man knocked out
Allan Perry at 1:05 of the second
The dogged determination and
watchfulness of novice Johnny Ing-
lis tipped the judges' decision scales
in his favor over Jim Melvulle of
It was an honest barter proposition
between Engineer Frank Johnson and
Joker Don Rodgers in a light-heavy
novice battle as tbe boys traded
punch for punch. Rodgers, however, proved to be the better man
as he was awarded a TKO in the
second   round.
It seemed like two slippery eels
wera^ in the ring when wrestlers
Wally Walling and Dick Mitchell
tried to tear one another. A full
time, unpopular decision rendered
Mitchell the master. It took Joker
Howie Thurgood only one minute
and 14 seconds to be acclaimed victr
over   pre-med   Bob   Grimmet.
Tuesday, March 11, 1947.
Page 6.
LAURIE DYER, Sports Editor.
Associate:   Chick Turner; Assistant: Hal Tennant.
Reporters This Issue: Nev Tompkins, Hal Murphy, Dave Barker, Tom Wilkin
son, Jon Pearkins, Jackie Shearman, Jack Leggatt, Jim Aitken.
—Ubyssey Photo by Mickey Jones
SWINGIN'   THE   STICKS —With a combination of ice
hockey speed and soccer tactics, these Blue and Gold grasi
hockey men have taken top spot in thrills in the minor athletics
on the campus.
Those less timid souls on the campus who have been able to
push aside the bright advertising screen thrown up to attract
the masses to the major sports, will have noticed that several
minor clubs have since the war been regathering their forces
and setting up full-fledged leagues.
One such organizations is the men's
grass hockey club. During the war
grass hockey was discontinued because of the shortage of sticks and
balls, material that was imported from
Indian and England.
But as soon as the scarce equipment
was procurable, the moguls called a
meeting, and plans were hatched to
set the league on its feet again. Last
year a tentative schedule was drawn
up, and it proved to be so successful
that two full teams were formed at
the university, another in Vancouver,
and one in North Van.
Now this year, four experienced
squads are in play: UBC, Varsity,
Vancouver, and North Shore. Competition is keen and with only one
game to play for the Mainland Cup,
UBC holds a one point lead over its
campus rivals.
After the league games have been
run off, a sudden-death series will be
played. Varsity meets North Shore,
while UBC tackles the tricky Vancouver club. The winners will meet
the following Saturday to scuffle for
the prized O. B. Allan Cup. This is the
first year since 1938 that the two
Cups will have been presented.
Last Saturday the grassmen joined
the Victoria Invasion army with a
powerful squad picked from the ranks
'of UBC and Varsity. Victoria College
presented the opposition in the first
exhibition Island game for many a
The Islandmen rattled the optimistic
campus squad when they slipped
through the tough Blue and Gold defensive wall to rack up the first count
of the day. However, the groggy Point
Grey stalwarts revived with a vengeance, and when the first half ended,
they were on ton «f a 5-1 count.
It was drivt, «..»«?, drive, all the
way in the second canto as the College forwards combined a smooth
passing attack with ruthless aggressiveness to narrow the margin by two
nuick markers. But the pace was too
torrid to keep, and the final score
read 5-3 for the invaders.
Inter A's Down
Arrow Hoopsters
Sinking a torrid 13 points as compared to the 3 markers registered by
their opponents in the final quarter,
Varsity's Inter A hoopsters virtually
stole the Vancouver championship
from the grasp of the Arrow quintet
at King Ed gym last night, finally
dowtiing the Arrowers by a score of
After the student hoopmen had suffered a 19-17 disadvantage at the half,
the Blue and Gold crew put on their
traditional secHnd canto splurge. Bill
Bell got 11 points for top spot, while
teammates Norm Watt and Len
Butchart were good for ten apiece.
Now the possessors of the Vic
Spencer trophy for the first time in
UBC history, the Inter A's will go on
tomorrow night to meet the Abbotts-
ford five for the Mainland championship.
By defeating the transrermen, the
Varsity boys realized victory after
experiencing a season that was touch
and go from start to finish. On more
than one ocassion the student quintet
has lost to a weaker squiad and returned to the floor another night to
defeat a team that was stronger than
they were.
Thunderbird Ruggers Down Crimsonites
As Six Varsity Teams Come Out On Top
Victoria is still recovering today from the whirlwind Varsity Invasion which resulted in six
wins over Island teams. The champion Thunderbird machine, in its fifth game of the McKechnie
cup rugby series, played in perfect weather conditions at MacDonald Park, defeated the Crimson Tide 13-5. ♦ —-	
Wingmin  Don  Nesbit  opened   the   *y*t ■        lei        II •>% I
Thunderbird Hoopmen Ready
For California-UBC Tourney
Now that the basketballing Thunderbirds of UBC have
finished their regular Conference schedule of casaba court
antics, it is just about time to start getting ready for the visit
to be payed to UBC by the highly touted University of California
 ®    Although   the   'Birds   will   not   be
scoring for th? cup-winning Birds
when he took a pass from Russ
Latham and raced over the line for
the first try of the day Nesbit then
converted his own score.
The Victoria squad had the Blue
and Gold supporters worried in the
second half when they surged over
the Varsity line to tie the score 5-5.
Johnny Wheeler starred in the late
minutes of the game by plunging
over the line twice. The first try
came aftr a five yard scrum and
Russ Latham split the posts for the
convert, while the second came as
the final gun went ahd no attempt
was made for the. kick.
Victoria College ruggermen went
down to defeat in a second division
preliminary game when UBC alls-tars ran up a 9-3 score. After an
opening score by the College lads
Pete Hobson turned on the heat and
made good two penalty kicks. Henry
Hicks completed the scoring by
plunging over the Victoria line and
making the score 9-3.
A well balanced Varsity soccer
eleven defeated Victoria Wests at
Athletic Park with a 3-0 tally.
Sparked with a bit of rough play in
the first half, three Varsity players,
Gold, Shepherd, and Harrison accounted for the first two goals and
an anxious Victoria player rebounded
the third marked  into his own net.
At Esquimalt the UBC soccer team
blanked the Navy with a convincing
4-0 score.
Victoria College took a drubbing
at the hands of two Varsity grass
hockey squads in a double header
played on Victoria High grounds.
Don Currio led the men's squad to
a 5-3 conclusion, while the women
had it all over the Islanders and
i'inshed their game at the top of a
3-1 total.
Outstanding events of tha weekend include the appearance of ten
majorettes at MacDonald Park, the
large cheer Bection of UBC supporters in thes tands, and the capturing,
temporarily, of the opposition goal
posts by a win happy crowd of students.
Thunderbirds leave today for the
biggest jaunt of the year as they
head for games with College of San
rivanoisco,    and   the    university    oi
California to be played later this
Victoria pulled a reverse on the
visiting Varsity fanatics during the
weekend's Invasion of the Capital
City when, in traditional Invasion
style, the UBC crowd removed the
field's goal post after the victory and
paraded them out through the gates
amongst the apparently apathetic
When the enthusiastic Blue and
Gold supporters got the goal posts to
the dock, however, they were told
there would be no freight until Wednesday. Then they arranged to leave
the purloinc duprights in the baggage
room until sailing time when one of
the UBC boys would take them aboard
as personal baggage.
Stab In the back came the following day when the Varsity supporters,
ready to sail, discovered that the posts
had been removed by person or persons unknown, and were nowhere to
be found.
UBC fencers out-parried the Vancouver Blades Club in the Stadium
last Friday, winning the last two bouts
to break the tied score and cop a 9-7
The UBC team consisted of captain
Jon Pearkins, Warde Bates, Tom
Pearce and Ken Carter. The members
of the Vancouver Blades Club participating in the competition were: Captain Joe Landry, Bob Simpson, Gerry
Batten and Stan George.
Fern Thunderers
Trim Larks Twice
Varsity Thunderettes made a clean
sweep of a two game exhibition
against the Seattle Skylarks in
Seattle when the Vancouver gals
took 42-38 and 28-23 victories. The
Inter A girls completed their season's
schedule in Kamloops Saturday night
by defeating the interior women
In ihe first Seattle; game the Varsity girls tock an early lead but the
American women came back to tie
the score at 19-19. But Seattb was
j unable to get a lead and the Varsity
ended   up   in   victory   at   42-38.
The Varsity Thunderettes led all
the way to end up on the top end
of a 28-23 count in the second Seattle
The- superior shooting of the Varsity Inter A women proved to be the
downfall of the Kamloops girls. Although the game was a teeter-totter
affair until the fourth quarter, it
was then that the university women
swished 14 points through the hemp
to win the game.
The Small Blocks have now arrived
at the AMS office. Last year's winners are requested to come to the
office and pick them up.
How to warm up an old suit
going south along with their rugger
brothers,   they   will   get   a   crack   at
the   Califomians   when   they   invade
the   local   campus   for   both   rugby
and   basketball   contests.
The    Blue    and    Gold    ruggermen
leave today by plane for the sunny
land to the south to meet the California ruggermen in two battles.
Tlie first tilt will be against the
University of San Francisco and the
second with the U. of California fifteen.
Present plans have the University
of California men arriving on the
night of the 27th and playing a
rugger and a hoop game both Friday
and Saturday.
The California basketeers were recently knocked off the top of the
southern division of the Pacific Coast
Conference when they were defeated
by UCLA. Just to prove their annoyance at the matter, the Califor-
nians proceeded to down Berkley
by 40 points.
The UBC lads ended up in the
runner-up slot in the Northwest
Conference along with College of
Puget Sound. Idaho and Linfield
were tied for first place.
All matches in the knock-out tennis tournament are posted on the
quad notice board. Players are asked to write their phone numbers
besido their names so that the
matches miy be arranged at the
players' convenience. Matches should
be completed within the next two
Finalists will play off between
themselves to select the five man
team. Tournament players have preference  on  the  courts.
Nightly at
DIAL    1230
1 old suit (well,
fairly old, anyway)
1 trim-fitting
Arrow Shirt
1 colorful Arrow Tie
1 matching Arrow
Add handsome Arrow
Shirt to suit Under smooth
collar slip harmonizing Arrow Tie, Top off with
Arrow Handkerchief.
For a swell appearance any time or place


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