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 <The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 77
UBC Engineers
Ask For Chem
Present Degree
'Not Accredited'
Engineers' Undergraduate
Society will ask the Dean of
Applied Science to set up a
separate Department of Chemical Engineering as soon as possible.
A motion to that effect was
passed at an executive meeting
of the EUS yesterday.
The American Institute of Chemical
Engineering will not officially accredit the degree received here until
such time as a separate department
is set up, UBC chapter officials say.
Senior 'Chemical engineering class of
UBC feels that the present method of
allocating chemistry courses is "very
A separate department is one of the
first qualifications listed by the
AIChE for an accredited course in
chemical engineering.
"If the course could be accredited
by this professional body, a degree
in chemical engineering from UBC
would be recognized anywhere in
North America without difficulty,"
local AIChE spokesmen said.
Engineers claim that the present
chemical engineering course conflicts
with the course taken by Artsmen with
a result that both faculties are suffering.
"There are engineers on the staff
at present who could devote their full
time to engineers' instruction without
disrupting schedules. This would
materially benefit students in both
Arts and Engineering classes," AIChE
chapter leaders say.
This move would have the support
of most students in Arts who take
classes with the engineers, they added.
Upholding the claim to good chemical engineering instruction on the
campus, sciencemen put forth the
example of G. E. Machell, who won
second prize in Chemical Engineering
Problems sponsored by the AIChE
and open to all North America,
LPP Speaker Says
Truman Blackmails
Labor with NLR Act
The Taft-Hartley act is a
"secret weapon" devised by
Harry Truman to "blackmail"
labor into voting Democratic in
the forthcoming U. S. presidential elections.
This was the conclusion
reached by Al Parkin, local
trade unionist, in an address to
the Student Labor Progressive
Party Club, yesterday.
Truman's vetoing of the Republican
bill, he said, was an attempt to
force "politically immature" labour
leaders "unable to see through his
plots" into defeating the Republican
This political immaturity has allowed the union leaders to be trapped
into acting against the wishes of
the  rank  and  file, he declared.
Evidence of such action was the
CIO stand against the Wallace movement at a time when the rank and
file realized that the only hope for
prevention of a third world war and
preservation of democracy lay with
The elections will, however, "show
up" the CIO leaders when the Wallace vote becomes apparent, he predicted.
Grad Class Plans
Annual Bowen Trip
Annual cruise to Bowen Island and
other final functions of the graduating
class will be discussed at a meeting
scheduled for 12:30 Friday in Physics
Graduating class fee is expected
to be pegged at three dollars, and
arrangements will be completed for
the  annual  Convocation  Ball.
Grad class executive, elected at an
earlier   meeting,   includes:
President, Ron Lindsay; Social Convenor, Ken McLeod; Secretary, Marg
Stokkland;  Treasurer,  Bill  Smith.
—Ubyssey photo by Bill Wallace
"LIKE THIS DADDY" chirps five-year-old Judy Harty as she
sets the throttle on a lightplane her pilot-daddy Jim Harty,
second year arts, had been testing for possible use by the infant
tJBC Aero Club. Bette, Harty's Scottish bride, isn't so enthusiastic about flying, remembers 1942 raids in Britain.
AMS Meeting Votes On
NFCUS - IUS Affiliation
Students will be asked to vote on the affiliation of NFCUS
with IUS at the general meeting of the AMS to be held on
March 1? $	
This  affiliation  question   has  been
twice postponed, and AMS president
Grant Livingstone is anxious to iron
out the problem.
Livingstone, however, expressed j
doubt about the success of the affiliation. In reply to a query by a
Daily Ubyssey reporter he stated that
"The Communist 'Coup d'etat', in
Czechoslovakia has seriously weakened the chance of success with IUS
embracing students of both east, west,
and south; but I still feel there is a
small chance of success, and as long
as that chance remains we should
make every effort to cooperate on a
world wide basis. "In short I favor
the affiliation."
When asked whether he thought
there was any personal risk involved
in his forthcoming trip to Communist
dominated Czechoslovakia, Livingstone answered, "My only problem is
getting there, as I have to pay my
own fare, I'll worry about getting
Also to be considered at the meeting is the motion of which notice
has been given to establish an editorial board for the Daily Ubyssey.
This board will consist of a panel of
It is designed to provide the editors
of the Daily Ubyssey with a special
index of public opinion.
Forty Page 'Bird
Sells Next Tuesday
Packed with 40 pages of the campus' best writing is the green-covered springtime issue of The Thunderbird, which goes on sale Tuesday.
Eleven short stories-—the largest
number ever contained between its
covers—are the feature of its contents.
Other attractions: Jabez's "Homer's
Fat Tuesday" (Mardi Gras, that is);
an essay on the ant's-cye view of
psychologists; a non-Platfonic love
dialogue by Ernie Perrault; a discussion by Professor William Robbins
of a new Canadian humorous book.
Among the short stories are Bob
Harlow's "Concerto for Rose," Rolf
Leuhrich's "The Bewitching Young
Lady," William McConnell's "Bushed," John North's "Friendship Lost,"
Fario Prizek's "Narcissus,", Phil
Thomas' "Monsieur Cazan's Myth," |
and Arthur Alexander's "Mountain-
Dr. Earle Birney has contributed a
lyric poem, "From the Hazel Bough."
Salesgirls will sell the magazine
between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Qtiad, at t'he Library and
at Brock Hall—they will bc volunteers from sororities.
Honorary Doctor of Laws degree
will be conferred on His Excellency, Governor General Viscount
Alexander, at UBC's Spring Congregation May 13.
His Excellency will address a
graduating class of 1200 candidates
for university degrees, the President's office  has  announced.
Tween Classes
Forum Discusses
Price Controls
Parliamentary Forum will
discuss the question of re-imposition of price controls, tomorrow in Arts 100 at 12:30.
Murray Bryce, president of
the CCF Club, will debate in
favor of control with Dave
Braide, president of the Economics Club, opposing. Both
speakers are graduates of Victoria College.
A MEETING will be held for members of the Varsity Band in the Band
Hut on Friday. A rehearsal will be
EUS EXECUTIVE elections, scheduled for Thursday noon, have been
postponed until Friday noon in Ap.
Sc. 100,
A LEGION benefit tea dance will be
held in Brork Lounge on Friday from
3:30 to 5:30. Admission is 25 sents.
UBC CAMERA CLUB salon opened
in the Mildred Brork Room yesterday
and will be open until Wednesday,
March 17.
Church Action Key
To Peace Says Dean
Hope for preservation of world
democracy lies in united action by
the world's churches, Rev. Duncan-
Jones, Dean of Cichester, told a
meeting of the Student Christian
Movement,   last  week.
The tall, broad-shouldered dean,
dressed in the traditional gaiters and
long' coat of his calling held hi?
audience spell-bound as he described
the Christian churches' battle to
prevent the submergence of the
Baltic Republics.
NFCUS 'Almost Certain7
To Join IUS-Harwood
Returned from Tour, NFCUS Head
Sees Unanimous 'Yes' Vote Likely
Harwood Outlines
Various Projects
Planned by NFCUS
As head of the organization
which "probably comes from
the most broad-minded sections" of Canadian communities, Bob Harwood yesterday
outlined a number of projects
which have been proposed or
already begun by the National
Federation of Canadian University Students.
The   following   are   some   oi   the
projects to be handled by NFCUS it- [
self, or by university students working under the direction of the Federation.
NFCUS will hold a national seminar
in the Province of Quebec near the
end of August.
» * »
The Federation is planning to sponsor a "cultural festival" some time
next year. Activates will Include
inter-university competition in athletes, debating, music and drama.
* *        *
Student exchanges are beng arranged between Canadian students
and those of other universities through,
out the world, with a view to keeping
expenses down to a minimum.
f • *
UBC   figures   prominently   In   the
picture, having responsibility for or
ganization of a Canadian Radio Fed
eratlon of universities and for con
ducting   a   national   survey   of   the
student employment situation.    Both
summer   and   graduate   employment
will be dealt with in the latter project.
* * *
Under the direction of NFCUS,
McGill University is drawing up an
index of all scholarships available in
all universites throughout the world.
The index  will  be accessible to  the
student public when it is completed.
* * *
National negotiations to be undertaken by NFCUS include proposing
an arrangement with the Musicians'
union to allow amateur student talent
on the air.
» * *
NFCUS will attempt to nationalize
the pass privilege which are now
allowed movie-going students in many
parts of Canada, including Vancouver.
A majority of Canadian universities are "almost certain"
to approve affiliation of the National Federation of Canadian
University Students with the International Union of Students,
according to Bob Harwood, who returned yesterday from a
coast-to-coast tour as national leader of NFCUS.
Basing his statements on ob-^-
servations made during his[
coast-to-coast trip, Harwood
said that "from 12 to 15 universities" have signified their approval of the proposed affiliation of the Canadian body with
the allegedly Communistic-
dominated group.
A majority of two-thirds is required before the bill can be
ratified. On this basis, ratification
is "almost certain", since only 21
universities are involved, he said.
Of these ratfications, "some are official and some unofficial," but I would
not be surprised to see the bill passed
by  100  percent of  the  universities,"
he said.
Fnal  verdict  on  the  proposal  will
be  laid   down   at  the  next   NFCUS
conference,  when  all  21  universities
will vote officially on the bill.
Harwood waxed enthusiastic about
the progress NFCUS is making in
"its rightful status as an important
university body."
Included ln his outline of the
general aims of the Federation,
he mentoned an exchange of ideas
between universities, setting up
machinery for national negotiations in affairs affecting all Canadian students, inter-university act
vity, and promotion of national
In its ability to execute these aims,
NFCUS is "superior to all other such
organizations   of   its   kind,"   Harwood
Russian Violinist
Gives Concert Friday
Emanuel Zetlin, prominent Russian
violinist and world traveller, will
present a sonata recital in the UBC
Auditorium, Friday, March 12, at
3:30 p.m.
Mr. Zetlin has recently been an
instructor at the Curtis Institute of
Music in New York and is now
engaged in tour of Canada and the
United States.
Legion Politics Means No
Politics, Says Millar
"The only politics pursued in Branch 72, Canadian Legion,
is that of keeping politics out," retiring President Perry Millar
told the Annual general meeting of the Branch, Monday.
He said the Branch Executive has*,
consistently  and  resolutely" follow
ed this policy because the Legion
could not function as a social and
service organization if divided by
Approximately 125 members attending the meeting elected John
Haar first vice-president and Marilyn
Dutton, Terry Lynch and Ernie Miller
as executive members. Previously
elected by acclamation were Mike
Lakes, president, Roy Widmeyer, sec-
i nd vice-president, Marion Smith,
:• secretary and Sid Sugars, treasurer.
A motion to leave the selection of
resolutions and delegates for the
Dominion Convention to the outgoing
and incoming executives was passed
by a narrow majority.
A second motion calling for an
afternoon general meeting before
March 20, when resolutions must be
submitted, was approved.
In his farewell address. President
Millar outlined the achievements of
thc branch during the past year. He
praised the co-operation received
from the National Conference of Student veterans in obtaining increased
grants for married students,
President of the B. C. Electric,
Mr. T. Ingledow, will address
the EUS on the topic of "After
Graduation What?" tomorrow
in Ap Sc 100.
Lauding the work of the housing
and education committees, he said
that nothing could have been done
without the assistance and confidence
given   by   President   MacKenzie.
'No Appeasement
Of USSR/ Urges
Ex-Envoy to Poland
Western democracies must
adopt a stern attitude of noi>
appeasement toward Russia,
Author Bliss Lane, former U.S.
ambassador to Poland, told a
packed house in Physics 200
"Poland is a dying illustration of
the destruction of European democracies ... by the Communists," the
retired American diplomat told the
open meeting sponsored by the International Relations Club,
The author of "I Saw Poland Betrayed", likened "the advance of Soviet Imperialism" to the advance of
the Nazis prior to the recent war.
Poland was betrayed by Red leaders who wished to discredit the Polish government-in-exile in London,
he said.
The slaughter of 250,000 Polish men,
women and children resulted when
the USSR declined to defend Poland
from the German attack, Mr. Lane
"The Poles are suffering just as
much today under the Soviet Union
as they did under the Nazis," he
He deplored the recent granting
of $60 million credit to the Polish
government by the International
Bank, because such aid '"will be
used just as the Kremlin wants it
to be used."
The Western democracies "should
build up their forces to prevent an
aggressive war on the part of the
Russians,"  he  believes.
"Otherwise tbe Soviet Union will
continue to advance under our present policy of appeasement."
Rosemory Hodgins
Modesty Perhaps?
Name Lack Bogs
Awards Committee
Rosemary Hodgins is confused.
To date no nominations for the
Honorary Activities Award, annual
presentation made by the AMS to
students who have made outstanding
contributions to student affairs, have
been filed and Rosemary is left with
a boxfull of the gold enamelled
award pins on her hands.
Pleads Rosemary, chairman of the
awards committee, "Unless someone
turns in a nomination I don't know
what will become of the award.
There is any number of students on
the campus who deserve the award,
but they just haven't been nominated."
All students are eligible to nominate. Only one seconding signature
is required on the form which should
be filed at tbe AMS office before 5
p.m.,   March   16.
The presentations will be made at
thc general meeting of t'he AMS on
March 19.
The award consists of a scroll and
an enamelled gold watch fob for
men and lapel pin for women winners.
Seven student were honored with
the HAA  presentation  last term.
Aggie Banquet Tonite
Victors in the race for Aggie executive positions will be announced
tonight, in Brock Hall, when the
Aggie Undergraduate Society will
hold its twenty-eighth annual Spring
Banquet. PAGE 2
Wednesday, March 10, 1948
Students Take Air
THREE OF THESE FOR UBC is the hope of Thunderbird
Squadron Aero Club organizers. Seating two side-by-side in
ihe smartly upholstered cabin, the Piper Cub Coupe is the
type of aircraft favored for the campus flying club. If suffi
cient support is gained from the student body the club may
own as many as three or our of the sleek little lightplanes.
Final choice of aircraft will be decided at a later meeting
of the infant club.
Brisbane Leads
Every Advance
In Western
Aircraft   Engineering
Flight Instruction
Aircraft Overhaul
Parts and Repairs
Crop Dusters and
Intrument and Magneto Repairs
B. C .Agents for
Aeronca Aircraft
Vancouver All J*.
Club Flying Designed
lo Halve Regular Cost
Flying No Longer
Rich Man's Sport
Flying is no longer a rich
man's pastime. Co-operative
financing brings it within the
reach of all but the thinnest
student purses, according to
organizers of UBC's new flying
Minimum cost of learning to fly at
commercial rates would be $275.
Cost  under  a  co-operative  flying
club scheme will be $145.
Flying time requirements for a private pilot's licence are eight to ten
hours of dual instruction plus enough
solo flying time to total 33 hours in
the air. Department of Transport rules
require an instructor to be paid $4
an hour—which pushes instructional
flying up to $12 at commercial rates.
Club rates for dual flying will be
$7.50 an hour.
Commercial operators charge $8 per
hour for solo flying. The club will
charge its members $3.50 an hour.
Secret of the scheme is joint ownership. Each member of the club will
buy a one-twentieth share in an aircraft for some $210, with payments
spread over 18 months. When he
leaves university—or if his finances
slide downhill—he may sell out.
After graduation a solvent member
may remain in the club and still buy
his flying time at a price less than
half the commercial figure.
Sketch Operating Rules
For University Air Club
Tentative operating rules for UBC's proposed flying club
will be submitted to Friday's organizational meeting.
 — -4   After emendation and approval by
Breakdown Shows
$3.50 Per Hour
For Flying Time
Hits New Low
Here is a breakdown.of costs for
one of three aircraft UBC's flying
club proposes to buy. Figures are
based upon the PA-15, Piper "Vagabond", but members will investigate
to determine which is the most economical aircraft for club operations:
Gas and oil  $1.45
Maintenance    .75
Extras    25
Airport  use   (Club rate)    30
Contingencies    25
Hangar fees 50
Cost per flying hour  $3.50
Price F.A.F. Hamilton, Ont $2,985.00
Ferry Charge      250.00
Registration        10.00
Insurance (all risk)       375.00
Price at Vancouver airport   $3,530.00
10% down payment  $353.00
Permanent bank balance  250.00  be  required  to  fly  this  off  in  one
the meeting, they will be passed to
Student Council as the club's constitution.
Based  on several  years'  operating
experience of clubs in the U.S.A, the
17-clause schedule covers every ad'
ministrative   and   operational  conln
A condensation of several of the
more important proposed regulations
1. Members will pay  a  minimum
hourly rate for the use of the air
craft 40 hours per month.
2. Unusual  maintenance  or  repair
costs not budgeted for will be assess
ed pro rata to each member in pro
portion   to   the   total   hours   he   has
flown on the aircraft up to date.
3. In case of accidents involving
damage to the aircraft, 50 per cent of
the deductible portion of the insur
a nee is to be bourne by the club
member involved in the accident and
the other 50 per cent apportioned
equally among other members.
4. Credits accruing from rentals
received from non-members will be
credit against the finance payment
for that month.
5. Each member will buy two hours
flying time per month, but will not
Supervision fee (to Aero Club
of  B.C.)     100.00
Miscellaneous     47.00
989 West Hastings St.     Vancouver, B.C.     PA. 4341
Total inital cost  $750.00
Initiation fee ( for each of
20  members)    $37.50
Unpaid balance of the note is $3,177
with interest of six per cent to be
paid in equal monthly instalments
over 18 months. This means a total
monthly payment of $186.50, or $9.50
per member.
Each member will agree to purchase at least two hours' flying time
per month. Members may let their
time accumulate up to a total of 12
hours, or sell it to other members
who want more than the minimum.
Cost per month per member will be:
Aircraft payments  $9,50
Flying time (two hours)    7.00
month. The unused portion of this
fixed purchase can accumulate up to
a maximum of six unused, fully paid
flying hours. Club members can turn
their excess flying time into a pool
from which other club members can
purchase extra time, until the pool
is exhausted. Additional extra time
can be purchased direct from the
6. A member may sell his or her
interest only upon the approval of
two thirds of the other members.
Remaining members will have first
option to purchase this interest, either
jointly   or   individually.
In Pioneer Venture
Air-minded UBC students will gather in Physics 302 at 12:30
p.m, Friday to form the first co-operative university flying club
in Canada.
A history-making meeting, open to all comers, will set in
motion plans to put UBC on the air map in two ways:
1. By immediate formation of a club to operate from Sea
Island at one-half commercial rates.
2. By launching a long-range drive for an air-park on
University Endowment Lands.
Three Planes by September
James Harty, 1,500-hour veteran
bomber and Pathfinder pilot and
holder of the D.F.C., who is prime
mover in founding the club, secured
preliminary   approval   from   Student
Council last month after submitting a
brief which detailed club plans.
Plans call for co-operative purchase
of three single-engined light aircraft
by 60 charter members. Club will be
open to faculty, alumni and students
— both qualified pilots and learners.
indicated willingness to underwrite a
loan to the proposed "Thunderbird
Squadron", providing it draws sufficient student interest.
'Success of the club depends largely
on the number of people who turn
out for Friday's meeting," Harty said.
'We hope to have two aircraft operating this summer and one more next
Several   aircraft   from   Sea   Island
will fly over the campus Thursday
Alma Mater Society  officials have'noon.
Seek Cut-rote Flying
"Several Canadian universities and
the majority of universities in the
United States have formed aviation
clubs on their campus," Harty pointed
out in his brief to Student Council.
"Their stimulating effect has merited the inclusion of flying and other
aviation courses on the regular curriculum.
"We feel that a large number of
students, faculty and alumni would
welcome the advantages of a pilot's
Time Is Ripe for Club
"By purchasing its own aircraft,
the group would cut flying training
expenses almost in half. With each
member as a partial owner the aircraft could be operated at cost, thus
removing the need for charging commercial operator's rates as laid down
in Department of Transport regulations.
licence, but nearly all find that the
present cost of obtaining such a
licence is beyond their reach financially.
'We therefore prpose the establishment of the University of British
Columbia Aero Club, or the 'Thunderbird Squadron", to be registered under the Societies Act as a non-profit
organization, for the purpose of bringing safe private flying within the
reach of all those who desire it."
gest university deserves a place upon the air map; and we also feel that
this is the ideal time to launch a
flying project.
"Scores of veteran airmen now at
university would provide a nucleus
of trained personnel for an air club
which would continue to grow and
to serve the university and the coun-
"We feel that Canada's second lar-' try through years of peace or war."
Special Classes Offered
Club officials will interview Wing-
Commander Don McDonald, commanding officer of 442 Squadron,
Vancouver's Auxiliary fighter squadron, seeking permission to use RCAF
courses in navigation, meteorology,
theory of flight and related airmanship
Instructors will be student-veterans
with RCAF background. All subjects
leading to a private pilot's licence will
be taught, as* well as special courses
leading to commercial pilot's and
public transport pilot's licence.
Air Vice-Marshall John Plant, air
member for personnel of Canada's
Air Council, will be interviewed by
club officials seeking National Defence support for club and airpark
Club representatives will also confer with William Templeton, Vancouver  Airport  manager.
Canada does not  need  more  airports  of the  type  it
now has, but should have more small, inexpensive airstrips,
air harbors and community landing fields.
This is the opinion of W. B. Burchall, executive secretary of Air Industries and Transport Association, expressed
in a report to the Department of Transport and published in
the magazine "Canadian Aviation."
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Student Flyers
UBC Air Park
Hope to Build
for Li
Alumni Back
Flying Club
Says Turner
A non-profit university aircraft could be of great service
in carrying faculty members to
remote parts of the province,
thinly Frank Turner, secretary-manager of UBC Alumni
In a letter to James Harty, flying
club organizer, he backed club plans
and said that "with proper organization and sound financing, there seems
little doubt that such a dub could
offer much to air-minded student
and to the university generally."
"In my opinion, an operating aircraft . . . which could be placed at
the disposal of UBC's president on
occasion, would be a great advantage
and should result in increased goodwill  throughout  the province.
"At present the time-factor precludes the possibility of the president
and other prominent members of the
academic staff taking periodic trips
to relatively inaccessible parts of
"This is not intended as a criticism
of air lines now operating here—it is
merely an observation that with a
non-profit club aircraft available . . .
more trips could be taken on shorter
Club plans should provide for graduate students, he said. "I am sure you
will agree that their interest and
support are desirable to ensure a continuous high standard of operation."
"Although it has not been my privilege, as yet, to confer officially with
members of our Alumni executive
... I venture to say that many of
the present alumni group would welcome the opportunity of meeting with
you and discussing ways and means
of assisting you in thus undertaking.
"Naturally as alumni secretary I am
hopeful that if the idea becomes a
reality, the club might be willing to
drop me at different remote locations
to start new Alumni branches."
Dominion, Provincial Approval
Asked for Endowment Lands Site
UBC may have its own airpark by 1950 if flying club plans
One of several sites under consideration for a 2,000-foot
landing strip is a 200-acre area of university endowmen lands
at 41st Avenue and Marine Drive.
.Approval of university authorities,^
the  provincial   government  and  the
Dominion   Department   of   Transport
will be sought before definite plans
are laid.
If planners receive the "go-ahead"
signal, an airfield ten minutes' drive
from the campus will be at the service of students, faculty and alumni
for business and pleasure flying.
Department of Transport officials
told flying club organisers that there
seemed to be no obstacles to the airpark scheme, but added that final
approval would hinge upon results of
terrain and prevail wind investigations.
Operation of the field would have to
be co-ordinated with Vancouver airport, 3'/2 miles distant from the proposed site. Vancouver commercial air
operators are supporting the project.
Minimum requirements of the Department of Transport for a Class On>
light plane field, accommodating aircraft up to 4,000 pounds gross weight,
specify a runway from 1,800 to 2,500
feet in length. Cleared width of runway must be 500 feet, with 300 feet
of "stumpage' on either side.
The 41st and Marine site is at present covered with second-growth bush.
Airpark planners suggest that the
field could provide a project for forestry and civil engineering students.
Later, they add, operation of aircraft near the campus might be linked
with aeronautical engineering and
airfield management and operations
University Radio Society might take
a part in  ground-to-air  communication.
Extension of the original 2,000-foot
runway and eventual hard-surfacing
are possibilities if the scheme arouses
widespread support. Size of the area
one  5,000
Proponents of a UBC air club and airpark say forward-
looking students should learn to fly because . . .
1. Aviation is being accepted by almost every profession. The automobile expanded the range of business enormously. The aircraft is expanding it further. "Whatever his
chosen field, ability to fly will be an asset to the graduate,"
says James Harty, club organizer.
2. B.C. is particularly suited to flying because of its
favorable climate,  its inaccessible but highly  prosperous
scattered communities.
3. "Flying makes the continent your back-yard," Harty
adds. "It's the finest recreation in the world—and its cost is
no longer prohibitive."
4. If war should come, the trained pilot possesses a
skill which may be valuable to his country and to himself.
allows  for  two runways,
feet and the other 3,000.
Promoters of the scheme are consigning these more ambitious ideas to
the future, however, and concentrating on the immediate objective: a
small, practical airpark.
Vancouver airport will not be adequate to handle all traffic if the present phenomenal increase in aircraft
movements continues at only half the
present rate, the 1946 metropolitan
airport report of Town Planning
Commission indicates.
If Greater Vancouver—New Westminster expands in two decades to
an estimated 650,000, 13 airports will be
needed, the report points out.
University flyers feel that a UBC
airfield is justified from this viewpoint alone.
"If the present ratio of scheduled
and non-scheduled operations continues," the report says, "there would
be 350 movements per day of scheduled aircraft and approximately 58 in
a peak hour."
"The total peak hour operations of
scheduled and non-scheduled commercial aircraft would require more
than two major airports during the
period covered by the plan. The remainder of the aircraft movements
would take place at minor and sec-
ondary airports."
'Need Pilots
For Defence*
Urges Training
For Students
Canada needs pilots for defence, says UBC president Dr.
N. A. M. MacKenzie.
"I feel that it is of the utmost importance that a large number of our
men and women should be trained as
pilots," he said in a letter written in
support of UBC's planned flying club.
He said flying training for students
is desirable, "not only because of the
pleasure they may get out of their
efforts or because of the use it may
be to them professionally but, more
particularly, because, in the kind of
world we live in, a substantial pool of
trained pilots is one of the most effective forms of defence that we can
"Some day I hope that we can
give training in a number of the
branches of engineering that deal
with aeronautics and aeroplane construction.
"Some day, too, I hope we may
have our own air strip on the Endowment Lands but, in the meantime, I think we should take advantage of the presence in the undergraduate body of so many veterans
who have had experience in flying
aircraft, and use their experience and
enthusiasm in a flying club at UBC."
Engineers Banquet
Hears Researcher
Research work for the British Admiralty was discussed by guest speaker Charles Wright, former director of
Research for the British Admiralty,
at the annual banquet of the Engineers Institute of Canada last week.
Mr. Wright described the measures
and countermeasures that had to be
taken to combat the mine and submarine menaces during the battle of
the Atlantic.
In describing the first lord of the
admiralty, Winston Churchill, he said
that he would build up energy all
afternoon till eleven o'clock at night
and then hold a conference when all
his  assistants  were  ready  for  bed.
Mr, Wright graduated from the
University of Toronto in math and
City-desk of the Daily Ubyssey
went air-minded yesterday when
UBC student pilots took over the
controls to produce page two and
three of today's edition.
The campus aviators are currently organizing a cooperative
flying club designed to afford UBC
student members a low cost flying
Jim Harty, king-pin of the
scheme, hopes to finalize plans at a
mass meeting Friday noon.
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Wednesday, March 10, 1948
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Joan Grlmmett, Val Sears, Hal Tennant, Frank Waldcn
Proposal to establish a cooperative student flying club will doubtless be hailed as
one of the most ambitious schemes to be
undertaken this year.
The plan calls for the cooperative, nonprofit, share-the-expense purchase of a number of lightplanes, to be used for pilot instruction and for business and pleasure trips by the
Jim Harty, kingpin in the movement, has
the drive well organized and hopes to finalize
plans at a mass meeting of all interested
students in Physics 302, Friday noon.
■ «.
It is significant to note that the expense
of learning to fly can be more than halved by
operating on the proposed basis. The scheme
is completely elastic and will handle as many
applicants  as  necessary.  In  fact  the more
members enrol, the cheaper the per capital
levy will be.
The plan  is  the second demonstration
of what can be done when a group of students
band themselves together in a cooperative
There are already two cooperative boarding houses—one for men and one for women—
which have, over the past seven or eight years,
consistently afforded out-of-town students
room and board at a rate far lower than any
student residence or private boarding house
could ever approach.
Instead of being simply a roomer or
boarder, the member students become voting
members of a company and vote money bylaws to suit themselves. Their grocery orders
can be, therefore, as lavish or as simple as
they wish. By sharing in the upkeep duties
on week-ends the total cost is further reduced.
These two projects are pioneering ventures in the field of student joint ownership
and combined with a considerable number
of co-owned automobiles, may be setting the
pace for a trend.
e are saying
'Schnapps' Course
Dear Sir:
Do I spy a bottle of . . . (stimulus)—Calvert's to be exact,' in the
photo on Tuesday's front page?
By the way, what architecture
course offers the  "shnapps"  and
with the women? Note photo.
Yours  peeping,
\     eTJOM
Joint Effort
Dear   Sir:
The baby expected in our family  near  the end of  the  term  is
not "my first,"  but our second.
Art's Mortal Blow
Dear Sir:
I am interested in Mr. W. P.
Paterson's letter to you regarding
the exhibition of "art" currently
hanging in die Arts Building. After viewing the display I came
away with mingled feelings of
disappointment and revulsion.
What are those ugly (for the most
part), frustrated, and awkward
markings which are the efforts (?)
of the "Calgary Group?" Mr. Pat-
erson tells us that they are "a
new form of Canadian Art."
''Art" is a word, I suppose,
which has suffered a terrific
amount of mis-application; for my
money, the dignity and integrity
of "art" has received a near-mortal blow from Mr. Paterson, as he
applies it. He says that "several
of the artists . . . portray the
human form, not naturalistically,
but with a vigorous audacity, and
sympathetic feeling."
Without being rushed off our
feet by such generously-applied
adjectives, we might pause to
consider that it takes "vigorous
audacity" to impale your favorite
enemy on a pitchfork, and that
it is a rather harrowing "sympathetic   feeling"   we    get    when
viewing the living-dead of Belsen
and Buchenwald. All of which is
my abstruse way of saying that I
do not consider worthy of the
name of "art," that frustrating
jumble of emaciated segments of
the human body, which, we are
told, is a "revelation of (our) innermost thoughts and attitudes
(not mine, thank you) . . . sometimes, even, the thoughts and attitudes of the artist towards the
people whom he is portryaing."
I, for one, would flatten any painter who expressed such obscene
thoughts toward me.
The aim of art must be to strike
our imagination in a pleasing and
satisfying way, and so to develop
the spectator spiritually, by hinting at a driving ideal. If it does
not-if Art becomes a mad kaleidoscopic tangle, unintelligble to
all but a tribe of perverse neurotics who pose as artists - then
Art is going to fail. People won't
be interested - they'll sneer.
And if Art falls into disrepute
and decline, our culture and ou&
civilization will suffer for it. In
these frustrating times we do not
want frustrating pictures of frustration: something encouraging is
needed to look at—and if Mr.
Paterson can find the exhibition
encouraging I feel that he is one
in a hundred. I am sorry, but no
pelf of mine goes to buy any of
the stuff in the Upper Arts corridor.
Irresponsible Words
Dear  Sir:
We, the undersigned, take exception to (he erroneous reports
which appeared in the columns of
The Daily Ubyssey on February
20th and 24th pertaining to Dr.
W, G. Black's lecture on Narcotics.
It is regretable that your local
correspondent resorted to psuedo-
Hearst reporting. Inaccurate reporting is bad but when you and
your staff deliberately contorted
the facts it is indeed deplorable.
Dr. Black merely pointed out the
psychological effects on individuals who made excessive use of
the so-called "pain-relieving" drug
products and did not speak of
them as "narcotic" drugs.
In his letter of the 26th, Mr.
Fullerton stated that faculty
members should be sufficiently
intelligent to check on their statements before making charges and
inferred that the lecturer (Dr.
Black) made irresponsible statements. Why did Mr. Fullerton act
manner himself by not seeking
the true source of the information?
It is obvious that both Mr. Wal-
kem and Mr. Turner the two
"budding authors of t'he letter entitled "New Tricks" (Feb. 27th).
were not in attendance at the lecture in question or they would
never have composed their pretty
little piece of satire.
Trusting that this will receive
your utmost consideration, we remain yours for more accurate
K.  L.  MacLEOD
Culture for Thirsty Soul
Dear  Sir:
I must break my long silence,
and would if it were possible to do
so in ringing eloquence to proclaim the complete beauty and
consummate skill of performances
—the most satisfying this thirsty
soul has ever soaked up—of Dr.
Kirchner and his fellow artists
of the University of Washington's
School of Music.
My heartfelt thanks to all concerned that I (among more)
should be able to enjoy the living
and moving genius of honest bare-
hearted culture.
2nd Arts
Children's Hour
Well, as the brave
little mouse said
when the matches
he was biting went
off between his
teeth, fl guesa,
we'll have to sulphur in silence for
a while." (It was
that same little
mouse, incidentally, who hummed to his girl friend
as she stuffed Noxema down his
throat: "Don't Sit Under the Apple
tree With Eddy one else But Me.")
Great stuff, this college humour.
Try that anywhere else and they'd
tie you down on the city desk and
lash you  with telephone cord.
Don't be alarmed. This is just your
bumbling old Uncle's way of telling
you that this is probably the last
time this year that you and I and
your Uncle Longfellow will sit around
in our flannel sleepers, telling each
other stories. It seems that between
the dark and the daylight, when
exams are beginning to lower, this
plays hell with the day's occupations,
and plays hob with The Children's
Hour. And if this be plagiarista,
Wadsworth, make the most of it.
Uncle o Looter?
Speaking of plagiarism, this might
be as good a time as any to deal
with a couple of persistent detractors
who insist that your Uncle has been
guilty of looting someone else's liter,
ary vault.
They claim that he has pinched this
"Uncle" business from one Nat Gub-
bins, of Beaverbrook's Sunday Express.
Well, your Potpourri Uncle admits
that he reads Uncle Nat, and enjoys
him. He further admits that he is
capable of pinching anything from
anybody, anytime. But he denies that
this is the raison d'etre for the avuncular approach.
The fact of the matter is that this
"your Uncle thinks" business is nothing but a clever, underhanded trick.
It is designed to avoid the excessive
use of the pronoun "1". This, in turn,
indicates a natural, unassuming, pretty wonderful kind of modesty on the
part of the writer.
It also saves a hell of a lot of work
thinking up synonyms and other verbal subterfuges; and prevents excessive use of the more royal "we".
All in all, a very creditable thing.
Print Pinwheels
You might remember that, If you
are ever fool enough to start turning
pinwheels in public print. You will,
in that case, find yourself periodically
hunched over a typewriter, pulling
(Continued on Page 5.)
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'School for Scandal7 Players* Dish of Tea;
5-Day Run Opens with First Night Tuesday
Players' Club thirty-third annual
spring production "School for
Scandal" by Sheridan, will be
presented to the students Tuesday
and Wednesday of next week at
7:15 in the auditorium. Tickets are
available free on presentation of
AMS passes in the Quad today.
Performances continuing through
Thursday to Saturday will be open
to the public. Ticket* are available
at Kelly's at $1.25 and $1.00.
Bringing the play within reach
of the freshmen of next year and
the year after, the Players' Club
is holding a special matinee for
high school students on Thursday,
March 18 at 4:00 p.m.
According to Felicity Coope,
chairman of Tickets Committee, a
limited amount of tickets may be
available to university students
for this performance.
Both male and female members
are getting used to the costumes
of the period designed by Mario
Prizek while stage crew members
under Stage Manager, Ches Taylor are completing the screen set
also designed by Prizek.
The cast includes: Anne Forrester
as Lady Teazle, Dave Massy as
Sir Peter Teazle, Lois Shaw as
Lady Sneerwell, Jim Argue as
Joseph Surface, George Barnes as
Charles Surface, Earl Bowen as
Sir Oliver Surface and Isobel
Gould as Mrs. Candour.
Playing other roles are: Ned
Larsen, Phillip Keatly, Robert
Clothier, Nanagh Richardson, Walter Marsh, Jack Cairns, Tino Genis,
Cyril Groves, Stuart Campbell,
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, Bill Vellu-
tini, Jim Shaw, Hilda Thomas and
Gordon Sick. Assistant to the Director is Nancy Davidson.
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CUPBOARD WAS BARE when Rosemary Hodgins, chairman
of Honorary Activities Awards judging committee, returned
from hospital recently to find no one had been nominated for the
annual AMS awards. Rosemary is not quite sure what she will
do unless someone is nominated soon. Meanwhile solid gold
•watch fobs for men and pins for women winners lie unclaimed
in the AMS vault.
AMS Holds Campus Tour
For High School Students
A week from today, 70 high school students will be given
the opportunity to see and hear, first hand, all about university
life and the advantages of a higher education.
*®>   A tour which is sponsored by the
AMS will begin 9 a.m. Wednesday
Summer School
Offers New Courses
Two courses in creative arts for the
1948 Summer Session have been announced by the Department of University Extension at UBC.
The regular Theatre course, running from July 5 to August 14, will
bring Mr. Theodore Viehman, M.A.,
Carnegie Institute of Technology, to
Vancouver for the third successive
Mr. Viehman, who is at present
director of The Little Theatre of
Tulsa, Oklahoma, has taught and
directed at several American universities and at Hart House in Toronto. He produced "I Remember
Mama" and "Skin of Our Teeth" in
previous years at Vancouver.
The second course, "Creative Writing", running from July 12 to August
6, will be given for the first time
this year. Philips Freund, M.A., a
noted author, will instruct this class.
(Continued from  Page 4.)
grey hairs out of your head and
laughing bitterly, with the certain
knowledge that whatever you say,
someone is going to accuse you of
being puppylike, poltroonish, pornographic, pusillanimous, purulent, putrid, prudish, puritanical, pubescent,
psychopathic, prolix, and a prevaricator, to boot. That merely takes care
of the people who will think you are
pro-something. The other half will
insist that you are anti-something.
To say nothing of those who assert
that you are blasphemous, boorish,
bumptious, bibulous, blatant, bisexual,
bigoted, besotted, bawdy, a babbling
blatherskite and a bad influence.
If you don't cut and run under
that, you will gradually grow hard,
surly and almost impervious to reproof. You will grow careless about
keeping a crease in your trousers;
and you will do nasty things like
swiping your Grandmother's boiled
egg, as soon as she nods over her
morning tea.
You will also have the unhappy task
of saying a sentimental farewell, at
the end of the season, to all of the
nice readers who have patiently borne
your spate of words and your rash of
ideas; and who still came back for
more. God bless 'em.
And you will also .perhaps, make
at times like this the discovery that
you have run out of space, after
promising honest John Wardroper,
editor of that rattling good campus
magazine, the "Thunderbird," that
you would repeat in print all the
nice things you said when you read
the advance proofs of this month's
So long. I think,
meet today at 12:30 p.m. in Arts 106.
morning, March 17, when the students will be welcomed by President
MacKenzie and Dean Mawdsley in
Brock Hall lounge. Following this
address, Professor Gage will outline
the main functions of UBC and give
a general survey of the courses.
At 10:30 a.m. the 70 students will
be conducted on a tour of the campus
and shown the various department
buildings, lecture rooms and laboratories. Twelve o'clock noon will find
them back in Brock Hall for lunch
where Major Maclean of the veterans' Employment Bureau will speak
to the students on spme aspect of
vocational training.
At 2 p.m. the boys and girls will
separate and each group will take
part in a round table discussion where
they will have the opportunity to
ask questions concerning university
life. At 3 p.m., club presidents will
address the high schoolers about the
advantages of becoming active members in one of the campus organizations.
Ray Dewar of the Canadian Legion,
Ian McKenzie, Junior Member of the
AMS, and Stan Heywood and Dick
Falconer, student members of the
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, will arrange and conduct the
visit. The 70 students will represent
all the Greater Vancouver high
schools, including those of North
Vancouver, West Vancouver and
Robin Tournament will be held
Thursday, March 11. Refreshments
EL CIRCULO Latino Americano
Meeting 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March
10. Principle's residence, Anglican
CAMERA CLUB meeting 12:30 Friday in Arts 106.
GIRL GUIDE CLUB meeting 12:30
p.m. Thursday in Arts 201.
PHYSICS LAB 220 writeup book.
Please return to AMS office, urgently needed to pass course.
March 3 at rugby game. Reward.
Please phone Acton after 6:00 P.M.
KE 0782L,
gater barrel, lever fill. Please return
to AMS office. Exams are coming!!!
pen, finder please return to AMS
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Wednesday, March 10, 1948
Turner Puts Deadline
On Bookings For Socials
Undergraduate societies and clubs anticipating social
functions of major proportions during the 1948-49 term must
submit their applications for a date to the AMS office before
March 22, Social Co-ordinator Chick Turner said yesterday.
 — §>   "Organizations   not   meeting   deadlines   are   liable   to   cancellation   of
Student Fees
At McGill
Montreal, Mar. 4-(CUP)-It will
cost McGill University students 12
dollars instead of the former 10 dollars to belong to the Students Society
following an amendment to their
constitution in last week's general
The motion, passed without any
discussion, raised the Student Society
fees by two dollars and included a
clause which called for Graduate
Students to pay five dollars a year.
Three dollars of this amount will
go to the McGill Union and the remaining $1.50 to the McGill Daily.
Women's Undergrad
Elections Thursday
WUS elections at the last meeting
of the term for positions of Vice-
president, Treasurer, and Secretary
will be held Thursday in Arte 100
at 12v30.
functions," he warned.
Tentative plans call for a division of
functions into major and minor ones.
Although major and minor events are
not denned yet, applications for minor affairs must, be submitted within
the first week of each term during
1948-49, Turner said.
Major functions will probably include undergraduate banquets and
balls, Fall Ball, Mardi Gras, important LSE functions such as plays and
operettas, homecoming, general AMS
meetings, and football and basketball
games. These will be given preference
on the social calendar, he intimated.
Minor functions are likely to be
club dances, special events under
LSE, and WUS programs like the
Coed Ball and Hi Jinx.
Considerable discretion will have to
be used next year as every group
on the campus can't expect a major
event, Turner said.
Coordinator of Social Activities will
have a committee to facilitate the
extra-curricular program with a minimum number of clashes.
There will be some advantage in
putting in early applications for social
events, he disclosed.
It is expected the Daily Ubyssey
will publish a social calendar each
two weeks next year so the students
will be aware of coming events, Turner said.
once over nar
No Politics
By Howie Day
Women Have No Intuition
Claims Pretty UBC Coed
"Women don't really have intuition," surmised Christine
(Chris)) Hamilton. "Tuition is a lot more dependable."
"There have been many times," con-"3>-
tinued Chis, that my father's mascu-
Reporters don't usually write memos
to their editors. But if they did, they'd
probably sound something like this:
Dear Boss: No story on that political
meeting you sent me to. Concert in
the auditorium instead. Just as I left,
some woman was taking off all her
clothes and a guy was playing the
piano. Do you want a music review
of the selections he was playing?
Await your further orders.
Tadpole: Get back to that auditorium, you **!)?(*!. I want an expose
of that strip-tease act.
Dear Boss: Tried to get back to
auditorium a» directed, but lt was
closed, owing to a police raid. Have
you got another story for .me to do?
Await further orders.
Tadpole: Get down to that police
station, you !♦)(?!?• idot. Get the
dope on them closing that strip act.
No Policemen
Dear Boss: Couldn't locate policemen who arrested those people in
concert, because police station just
burned down. Couldn't even interview
prisoners. They both got away. Got
another assignment? Await orders.
Tadpole: Phone police commissioner.
Get dope on prisoner escape. Want
it for lead story.
Dear Boss: Was wrong about both
prisoners escaping. Only the woman
got away. Piano player was found
dead with a dagger in his back.'Do
you want an obituary on him? Await.
Tadpole: To hell with the obit. Find
out if the coroner says its murder.
Rush. J.G.
Dear Boss: No murder. The dagger
was just a blind. The guy died from
too much morphine, so no story. Got
any good yarns for me to do, boss?
Am still waiting. Tadpole.
Tadpole: Find out where the stiff
got   the   morphine.     Get   the   facts
straight  this time.  Rush.
No Story
Dear Boss: Played detective today,
boss. Interviewed room mate of
corpse who says (that is, room mate
says) they buy dope from one of the
aldermen. Didn't remember to. ask
which one. Thought there might have
been a yarn if they'd been getting it
on the black market.
Tadpole: You sonuva!!*!()?. ..Find
that alderman and try to buy some
dope without him knowing who you
are. Money enclosed. Don't come
back with the dope, dope.
Dear Boss: Couldn't contact that
alderman. He left town last night and
hasn't been seen since. Nobody knows
where he's gone. They were too worried to talk, because the civic funds
have disappeared, too. But I got some
dope anyway—from the mayor. No
story, cause it's the real stuff. Await
new  assignment.
Tadpole: Go to hell. No, on second
thought go down to the office of the
Safeway News. Maybe they need a
hot reporter.
Lovingly, your former bass,
Dear Boss: Thanks for the tip. Got
the job okay. The news is hot and
fast. We're expecting a shipment of
Atlantic sardines. Hated to leave
your employ, but feel I should work
where the news is hottest.
Questions by doubting students, concerning the disposal
of AMS funds can now be answered.
In response to the angry comments about the Fall Ball
an dother campus activities that have gone in the red, the
Students Council has prevailed on the acting treasurer to
answer al queries put to him.
Lightplane Mainstay
Of Canadian Flying
Department of Trahsport figures
show that 78 per cent of Canada's aircraft are light planes operated by
flying clubs and schools, private
owners and charter services. Only 22
per cent are larger aircraft operated
by the two airline systems.
line judgment has proven much more
accurate than any innate feminine
Asked if this judgment, even if
better, hadn't interefered with her
social life, Chivis declared "Not really,
and if it did temporarily, its all been
for the best. Besides, Dad and I are
pretty good friends."
Chris is really solid on her hometown, Revelstoke. The fact that she
immediately commenced an eulogy
on this place (shall we say) is probably relative to the Geography course
she is now studying and her hopes
of working for a travel bureau after
graduation. "A little practice won't
hurt my salesman- salesladyship, corrected Chris."
So far as we susceptible newspapermen are concerned Chris could sell
us anything except a trip to Revelstoke or any place where ^he wouldn't
Here Next Week
and never so big, never so good
40 pages
short stories, essays, humor (yes, Jabez),
articles, poems
On Sale Tuesday in Quad, at Library,
Brock Hall, Book Store
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VANCOUVER       •       CALGARY      •      SASKATOON      •      WINNIPEG Wednesday, March 10, 1948
'Bird Ruggermen Swamp
Vancouver Reps 11-0
Once more the Vancouver Reps rugger squad have invaded
the campus, and once more they have returned home beaten.
The ancient rivalry between the Vancouver squad and the
Thunderbirds almost degenerated into a knock-'em-down-drag-
'em-out fight at the Stadium last Saturday, but when the smoke
of battle had cleared, the Thunderbirds were on the top of an
11-0 score.
At times the fans would have sworn-$	
the   Birds   were   playing   against
sixteen-man team — fifteen Vancouver Reps and one referee. Arbiter
Tiger Rofe was notably lax in checking the antics of troublemaker Buzz
Moore, whose role in the Vancouver
scrum was definitely not of the heroic
Thunderbird fullback Hilary Wotherspoon played his usual stellar game,
opening the scoring after six minutes
with a beautiful penalty kick from
the 37-yard mark.
Play was temporarily halted, later
in the half, while a Vancouver player
repaired the damage to his . . . er
Dougie Reid scored the lone Varsity
try of the game, when he plunged
over the Vancouver line two minutes
before the end of the first half.
Spoon's convert split the goalposts to
make the halftime score 8-0 for the
The contest began to get rough in
the second half, and as tempers wore
thin, the match assumed the aspects
of a Wednesday-night fight card.
When a near-riot threatened to develop late in the half, Thunderbird Hart
Crosby and Vancouver Rep Pete Moffat were thumbed to the showers.
Once more it was Wotherspoon who
scored the Thunderbird points, as the
fullback with the educated toe lifted
a penalty kick between the goalposts
for the only score of the half.
Next Saturday will see Victoria's
Crimson Tide play at the campus
stadium in a return game of the
McKechnie Cup series. A win over the
Tide will give the Birds sole possession of the cup symbolizing British
Columbia rugger  supremacy.
The Intramural Table Tennis competition will be completed on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Doug Reid Leads
"Sportsman" Poll
Dougie Reid took an early
lead in the first counting of the
"Sportsman of the Year" ballots yesterday, and to date has
maintained that lead successfully.
Reid, who stars in American football and English Rugger, has more
than twice the number of votes
garnered by his closest competitor,
team-mate Hilary Wotherspoon of
English Rugger fame.
Among the galaxy of UBC stars re-
receiving votes, there are a few who,
unfortunately, have not made any
bona-flde campus squad. These include Babe Ruth and Pheidippides
(who was famous around 490 B.C.)
Students are reminded that they
may cast ballots up to 5:00 p.m. today
when the ballot boxes will be closed
and counted, Votes may be cast at
any one of the boxes stationed in
the Gym, Quad, or at the Bus stop.
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UBC Boxers, Wrestlers
Prep for 'Mural Tourney
With only little over a week left before the night of the
big night, all eyes are centered on the Second Annual Boxing
and Wrestling Championships, slated to get under way on
March 19 in the gym.
For weeks now, fighters have been<$  	
working out in the stadium sweating
CI overleaf s Eke Out Win
To Take City Hoop Title
Experience and shooting power of the Dominion champion
Cloverleafs proved just a little too hot for the UBC Chiefs to
handle Saturday night as the students bowed out of the Senior
A finals with a 57-54 loss to the Cannery men.
Minus Captain Freddie Bossons and $	
the third  canto 16-13  anc]  then  tied
center Art Phillips throughout, the
final %lay-downs, the Chieftains almost, but not quite, made up in fight
what they lacked in other departments.
The defeat was the Chiefs third
straight in the best-of-five series and
with it went the chance to square
off against Victoria Y for the provincial crown.
In Saturday's match, the Students
got off to their usual quick start by
picking up an early 8-5 lead and from
then on it was evident that the tilt
was going to be a close one.
Settling down to play some of their
better ball, Leafs out scored the
Indians in the second frame to lead
32-26 at the half time mark.
This 6 point deficit  proved to be
Soccermen Blanked
4-0 by Kingsway
Kingsway Army and Navy had too
much on the ball for UBC in a V and
D Soccer League game at Clark Park,
blanking the students 4-0. The campus kids had a lot of fight if nothing
else, and although they were outplayed and outscored they certainly
were not outfought.
Kingsway scored twice in each half,
two of their goals being strictly of
the unearned variety. Gil Blair gave
a steady performance in the UBC
goal, and didn't have much chance
on the shots that beat him. Varsity's
Ivan Carr handled the team from
the sidelines.
for Spring
in dim obscurity, but now they will
at last come into the limelight and
receive the credit and ovation they
so justly deserve. It Is hard to believe that so many fine boxers and
wrestlers exist on the campus, and
Jack Pomfret is certainly to be commended for the work he has done In
gathering such an array of fighters
for the pleasure of the sadistic public.
According to Pomfret, there are
supposed to be five fights of really
professional calibre, but this writer
has had difficulty in deciding which
are the five fights. With such a list of
pugilists as Don Codevllle of Science,
Bill Kushnir of Kats, Herb Capozzi
of Phi Delts and Ken Maltman of
Phys. Ed. etc., it is obvious that this
would be a difficult task. But whether
there are five or ten good fights, ^he
fact remains that it will be a gala
evening for all concerned.
The only difficulty encountered so
far Is where to seat the expected
crowd, for it will be remembered
that last year was almost a sell out,
and this year's crowd Is expected to
be even greater. The tickets are on
sale in Luke Moyls office or from
intramural reps, and even though
they are selling rapidly, it is still
possible to get them. So get your
pasteboard* now, and turn out and
cheer your intramural fighter to victory.
Femme Turfsters
Win Weekend Tilts
UBC's rampaging feminine grass
hockey squad staged a sizzling 8-goal
second half to pound out an 11-0
victory over a hapless YWCA team in
a feature game played at Connaught
Park last Saturday. Elsewhere, the
Varsity girls tightened their grasp
on first place In the league by humbling South Burnaby 3-1 at the Memorial Park grounds.
The UBC-YWCA contest was featured by the smooth-play of Carmel
Fitzjames who accounted for seven
(count 'em) of the Varsity tallies.
Marcelle Stephens fired two goals
past the bewildered YWCA goal
tender, and Jackie Rice and Jackie
Sherman accounted for one goal
At Memorial Park, the Varsity girls
broke a halftime 1-1 tie to demonstrate their superiority on the field
by scoring two quick goals on razzle-
dazzle plays. Anne Munro, Jean
Weber, and Anne Turner accounted
for the Varsity tallies.
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Anyone interested in any other
track and field events are asked to
turn out at the same place and the
same time.
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the Year contest:—
Ballots may be cast for bona fide members of a teanj
representing the University of British Columbia in any league
other than an intracampus one.
You may vote as often as you want.
The contest is sponsored and run by the Sports Editor of
the Daily Ubyssey, and his deciion of the winner shall be final.
Ballots wil be counted by the Sports Editor or by some
authorized member of the Publications Board.
Trophy may be retained by the winner for one year, but
must be put up for competition annually at the discretion of
the Sports Editor.
Only those ballots submitted before 5:00 p,.m., Wednesday,
March 10 will be counted.
the last one 12 all only to find themselves three markers down at the end
of play.
All through the second half, the
Whittle-men fought desperately to
cut down the Leafs' lead and three
times came within two points of their
Their efforts were of no avail, for
Hunk Henderson's charges matched
them almost basket for basket so that
when full time had run out the Chiefs
were on the short end of a 57-54
Whiz-kid Sandy Robertson was
chiefly responsible for the Leafs win
as he notched 20 points during the
evening. Scoring honours among the
Students were shared by Robin Abercrombie and Herb Capozzi who ac-
Sportsman of the Year Trophy
My nomination for the most popular Sportsman of
the Year Trophy is:
(Write choice here)
Tear off and deposit in any one of the ballot boxes
placed in the UBC Gymnasium, Quad, or at the Bus
the Chiefs' undoing. The Students won) cumulated 14 markers apiece.
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Wednesday, March 10, 1948 „
By Gil Groy
Minor Hoopmen Meet
Twig     Island   Next
After a series of delays that j uled to meet the Twigg Island
have prevented the UBC repre-' Dairy entry this Saturday night
sentative Intermediate A team j on the UBC maples. It is pras-
from  continuing  in  the play- ently rumoured that the game
offs, the boys are now ready
to go and are tentatively sched-
The Twigg Island-UBC Inter A
series will be a two-game, total-point
affair wit1i the second game being
played at John Oliver High gymnasium, probably on Monday night.
will be a prelim to the Clover-
leaf-Victoria Senior A game.
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the twelve man team were handed in
too late to be valid. As a result of
this claim, the second game of that
series was played with only six men
as the UBC squad.
Tlie major delay which has slowed
the UBC club right down to a standstill came during the UBC-North
Van series when a protest was lodged
that the transfers of six members of
However a meeting of the B.C.
Basketball Association on Saturday
night upheld the UBC claim and the
twelve man team will now proceed
in the play-offs.
Lower Mainland Championship
ON YOUR MARK — Looking like the true champions they
are,  this  pic  caught   Nick   Stobbart,   Hall  Brodie,   George
Knight, Jack  Creedon,  and  Bob Stangroom,  preparing  to
launch themselves into the water at Crystal Pool during their
training for the recent Conference Meet held at Portland.
Their efforts were not vain, as they swept all honours from
the American colleges.
While the UBC boys were idle the
playoffs continued and saw Ryerson
fall to an Arrow aggregation, then
the Arrow club bowed to the Twigg
Island Dairy team. In a game on
Monday night, the Twigg Island
emerged the victors against an Abbotsford five to sweep their series
Start y University Swim  Team
features Many ilympic Hopefuls
A little less than two weeks
ago the UBC Swim Team made
a name for itself by capturing
all honors in the first Pacific
Northwest Conference Swim
Meet at Portland. Gathering
67 points to gain this triumph,
our closest adversary compiled
only 29—coach Doug Whittle's
aquatic stars drew the distinction of bringing to our campus
the only Conference Crown for
This year our swim team is of a
high calibre. Our 10 man team could
complete against any collegiate team
on this continent and make a very
worthwhile showing. This reporter,
along with others, feels very doubtful
whether   many   teams   on   the   west
coast could stand by this latter statement.
Any swim aggregation that boasts
such stalwarts as Teddy Willson, Jack
Creedon, Nick Stobbart, George
Knight, and Bob Thistle, while being
backed up by dependables Bob Stangroom, Hall Brodie, Jim Hawthorne,
Don Morison, Jim Tarleton, and
George Tolhurst, can't help but win
swim meets.
By the way things are shaping up,
the city of Montreal can expect 5
members of the varsity team to compete there in the Olympic trials during
this coming July or August.
Willson, Creedon, Stobbart, Knight
and Thistle are these hopefuls who
will be seeking a treasured place on
the Canadian Olympic Swim Team.
Training for any swim meet, let
alone an important one like the Olympics,  involves great sacrifices on the
'Bird Pucksters Take Off
For Hockey in Colorado
UBC Thunderbird puckmen take on their toughest opposition to date when they tackle the Colorado College quintette
on the Colorado Springs ice surface this weekend. The club
will play two games on the trip, leaving here Thursday and
arriving home Monday.
This  series,   the   wind-up   for   thef-
campus team, who reached the semifinal series in the Senior B playoffs
this season, will undoubtedly be the
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had in the history of the sport on the
The Colorado boys are reigning
kings of the Western United State|
intercollegiate League, and following
the series with the UBC men, will
seek their second straight national
This season they have ran ftp an
impressive string of victories against
the classiest opposition in the western
states, but ran afoul of the University
of Saskatchewan, who handed them
their only defeat of the year.
Bill House, will be the man between the pipes, and if he plays in
his usual fashion, the Americans will
find it pretty hard to push a puck
past him. However, in stopping a
shot, House manages as a rule to
give his supporters an anxious moment or two with his juggling act.
The club will carry two forward
lines, wiili Wagner, Koch and Torfason on one and Young, Andrew and
Berry on the other.
Accompanying the team will be
Frank Fredrickson, coach, and Professor Wilf Hyslop, as faculty adviser.
Mai Hughes will go as utility player,
with Mac Porteous and Al Thiessen
as manager and trainer,  respectively.
UBC will ice its most powerful
squad, fresh from two great victories
over the Northern B.C. Champions
from Prince George, whom they beat
9-4 and  12-6.
part of the individuals. To reach the<§>
high  level of physical  condition  demanded   by   the   sport,   they   must
train every day of the week, including
Sundays, for around 3 hours.
Few athletes of any sport follow
the strict training rules that a swimmer must adhere to; this includes
eating and sleeping habits, plus the
passing up of pearly all social life.
Standout of the team is probably
frosh star Teddy Willson. At the
present time, he holds the 50 yard
Canadian back-tsroke records. A boy
who sticks to swimming, he should
be worth watching come this summer.
Bob Stangroom—the captain of the
team—being the oldest member of the
team, is known as the "old vet."
Morison, because of his engineering
course, is semi-retired and acts mainly
as the team manager.
Perhaps the most talked about subject amongst members of the team is
their hope of receiving Big Block
awards in return for efforts rendered
on behalf of the University sport-lie.
Opinions of campus athietx moguls
are apparently divided on the question. Where the division is, that's
the problem. Students, knowing nothing about sports "politics", are inclined to agree with the swimmers.
Any member of any team which
brings home a Conference championship to the University should be
recognized—if not by the bosses, then
by the masses.
Mens Grass Hockey
Busy on Weekend
Grass hockey games over the weekend resulted in a 1-0 victory for the
UBC Cardinals over Varsity and a
3-2 win for East India over UBC.
In the Cardinal-Varsity tilt, the
win added another notch to the already much scarred record stick of
the Cardinals. The play was particularly tightly contested with exceptionally fast stick play. Varsity slighr-
1/ outplayed the Cardinal crew on
the field, but the Cardinal defense
was too air-tight for the Varsity lads
to crack, Johnny Wheeler's fast
breakaway at the fifty minute mark
resulted in the only tally of the game.
The cellar teams, East, India and
UBC battled at Brockton with the
be-turbanned stickers taking the best
end of the score. Karnal Singh proved
to be India's strong man as he sparked play after ploy and tallied one
of the three goals. On the UBC side,
Stef Arnescn weilded a strong stick
to score one goal and set up the
Team captain Joe Piercy netted the
other student marker. Score at half-
time was 1-1 but was 3-2 with India
on  top  at  the final whistle. '
The forthcoming Twigg Island-
UBC series will decide who is to be
the B.C. Lower Mainland champions
Representative Team
The team itself is made up of men teams last year
from all parts of B.C. and with varied
types of previous experience and
coaching. Denny Wotherspoon, Dave
MacFarlane, and Billy Walker played
with the Magee team last year. Hugh
Rae and Bert Watson were members
of  the  Dunbar  Inter  B  club  in  an
and who will proceed to meet either
a Victoria team or an interior team in
the next step towards a British Columbia Intermediate Basketball title.
With two Cloverleafs, Ivor Wynn
and Jack Pomfret, working on the
college entry, the boys have been
going through some pretty rugged
practise sessions in the last few days.
It was Jack Pomfret who successfully coached the UBC Sophomore
Inter A entry on to a B.C. championship last year.
earlier season.
Bill   Kushnir,   Don   Seraphim   and
Les Matthews, all played with Varsity
Hughie Marshall
was with a John Oliver club, while
Dave Mitchell is from Oliver, B.C.,
and diminutive Jerry Howe hails
from Port Alberni.
However with all these talents
brought together to form one team,
it is rumoured that the UBC team's
chances look to be pretty fair in the
coming series.
But while the Inter A men have
not been seeing a lot of action, their
Minor League competitors, the Senior
B team have been proceeding in the
play-offs. After defeating a North
Van aggregation, they paused for a
short while and have now begun a
series with Cloverdale which will decide which team will earn the right
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Doug Bajus made it a three way tie
last weekend, at the end of the third
round which was played over University Golf Course, when he put together a two over par 73 for a total
of 233.
Tied with the "Badger" are the
second round leaders* Dick Hanley
and Bob Plommer each having 76's.
Young Peter Bentley, proving to be
the upset of the tourney, had an 80
for a hole total of 240.
Dave Dale pulled himself back into
contention with a 78 to place him
alongside Bob Esplen, the Marine
Drive ace, who shot an 80. It now remains whether these two latter two,
now two strokes behind Bentley, can
catch him for the final berth on the
proposed 4 man golf team when the
final round is played at Point Grey
Golf Course.
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