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The Ubyssey Jan 11, 1947

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 Yets Aided
By Scheme
Speedup Scheme to aid those
student veterans who will lack
nine units for the completion of
their degree course in May will
definitely go through, according
to Veteran's Bureau Advisor, Dr.
William C. Black.
Details of the scheme include
a reading course to be offered to
summer session students from
May to August, and supplementary lectures on the reading courses which will be given periodically throughout the summer to
aid these students.
Range of subjects in this reading course is not yet known, but
are expected to exceed four.
Dr. Black is anxious that all
veterans interested in this plan
fill out a questionable stating their
preferences, as early as possible.
This is designed to help the committee choose those courses which
are   most  generally   acceptable.
Student Outlook
Topic Of Writer
"Student Outlook in Europe Today" will be the topic of Mr. Philippe Edouard Maury, travelling
secretary of the World Student
Christian Movement, when he addresses Student Christian Movement members on Monday, January 13, at 12:30 pm In the SCM
Mr. Maury, a former officer in
the French Army, became a lead"
er in the French underground
movement following the capitulation of France, This group initiated, published, and circulated
underground literature during the
later years of the resistance.
He joined the staff of the WSCF
of which his father is vice-president—after acting as French Minister of Information for nearly a
In his capacity as travelling
secretary, Mr, Maury has toured
Belgium, Holland, Italy, and England. Following his visit to the
universities of Canada and the
United States, he plans to return
to Europe to work for World Student Relief.
No. 33
Picked from a group of thirty hopefuls, three men and
one woman will represent the University of British Columbia
in the forthcoming McGoun Cup competition, scheduled for
next Friday.
Travelling to Winnipeg to do verbal battle with a University of Manitoba team will be Michael Creal and Gordon
Creal is a third year History
Honors student. His first year at
UBC, he spent his first two college sessions at Victoria College,
where he was president of the
International Relations Club, the
Student Christian Movement, and
leader of a party in the Mock Parliament. In addition to his many
extra-curricular activities Creal
found time to win scholarships in
both of his years.
Reed, known to his intimates as
the "Senator", is a fourth year
Economics and Political Science
Honors student. At present he is
engaged in research on the Dominion Provincial taxation controversy.
Reed's interests include the Mock
Parliament, of which he has been
a member for three years, and the
UBC Economics Society. The son
of a minister, he has been active
for many years in church work.
At home, UBC will be represented by Rosemary Hodgins and Jim
Sutherland against the University
of Saskatchewan. The UBC team
upholds the affirmative of the resolution, "That occupation forces
be removed immediately from
China and Greece."
Now in third year Arts Miss
Hodgins has been an active debater
ever since entering the university.
In 1944 she was a member of the
team which was successful against
Victoria College in the traditional
Freshman debates.
The following year she was
again on the winning side, this
time in the woman's debates
against Linfield College of Mc-
Mmnvllle, Oregon. Miss Hodgins
is a member of the Parliamentary
Forum and the Publications Board,
A graduate of Crofton House, she
intends to enter Law next year.
Sutherland, second year Arts-
man with legal ambitions is making his first attempt at intercollegiate debating. He is, however,
well qualified to speak on the resolution, having seen service in the
Mediterranean Theatre with the
RAF. He was stationed in Greece
when the recent revolution was in
full swing and was a witness of
the bloody 'Constitution Square'
massacre which took place in December, 1945.
The Military board of selection of the University of
British Columbia Contingent of the COTC, began interviewing candidates last week for commissions in the Canadian
Reserve and Permanent Force Army.
The board hopes to complete individual interviews and
to have turned its recommendations over to proper authorities by the end of January, in order that results may be
posted in February.
It has been announced that re- ~~~	
commendations will be based on
reports of candidates scholastic
standing and on their conduct and
attendance at parades, as well as
details of personal history obtained
during the interviews.
The six man board consists of
two army representatives and of
four faculty members, the latter
being nominated by the president
of the university.
The list of boaird members is
as follows; Lieutenant Colonel
R. W. Banner, officer commanding
the UBC Contingent; Lieutenant
Colonel R. B, McDougall, resident
staff officer; both army representatives; and Lieutenant Colonel G. M.
Shrum, O.D.E., M.M„ head of the
Physics Department; and. Major
R. F. Robertson, M.C., of the Civil
Engineering Department; and Major
S E. Read, of the English Department, are the faculty representatives,
Vet Pay Cheques
Given In Armory
Veterans cheques will be distributed in the Armory on January 15 and 16 from 9:30 am to
4:30 pm each day, said J, F. McLean, Department Veteran Affairs
representative, Friday.
Ex-servicemen who have not reported to the DVA offices before
the   above   dates,   in   response   to
academic standing will have their
cheques withheld until they do
report, he added.
McLean urges those students
who can to call for their pay in
the afternoon to avoid morning
Evans Clears
Pass Mix-up
Misunderstanding concerning Alma Mater Society passes has been
cleared up by Phil Evans, Sophomore representative on Student
Through the courtesy of Famous
Players and Oedon Theatres, students presenting passes are admitted at reduced rates, he said.
"These concessions apply at
Famous Players theatres at all
times and at Odeon theatres any
time excepting Saturdays and holidays.
AMS passes do not entitle students to any other downtown
privileges," he said.
Features granted to students on
the campus include reduced admission rates to special events and
free admission to all activities advertised as pass features. Passes
can also be used for class parties,
Mussoc and Players?" Club productions.
Students who have not yet obtained passes are reminded by
Evans that they may do so any
noon hour at the AMS office in
Brock Hall.
A hole on page one and a
frantic need for copy on the
part of an harrassed editor resulted in the inclusion of an
article In the Thursday issue of
the Ubyssey stating that Mr.
B. C. Binning would address
the Vancouver Institute on Saturday night, January 11.
Unfortunately, the offending
article had been written before Christmas and left standing.
The Ubyssey wishes to apologize to Mr. Binning tor any
embarrassment and inconvenience occasioned by this error.
UBC Host At
President Meet
University of British Columbia
will play host to members of the
Pacific Student Presidents Association when it convenes'early in May.
Purpose of the session is to exchange ideas and formulate new
methods of student government.
At the annual meeting last summer in Berkley, California Ted
Kirkpatrick, UBC student council
president, was elected to head the
body for 1946-47.
The PSPA includes all colleges
from Canada to Mexico, in the area
bounded by Utah and Nevada on
the east, and Hawaii on the west.
Lectures Offered
At Reduced Rate
Student tickets at special rates
are available for the three remaining lectures in the series on poetry
being given currently in the Vancouver Art Gallery by Ira Dilworth, regional chairman of the
Canadian Broadcasting Company,
and former professor at the University of British Columbia,
This announcement, issued from
the AMS office, states that tickets
will be sold to students at the Art
Gallery, >at a special rate of one
The course started last Tuesday
night and will continue for the
next three weeks. Subjects to be
discussed are; January 14, Gerald
Manley Hopkins and W. B. Yates;
January 21, T, S, Eliot and Walter de la Mare; January 28, Stephen Spender, Cecil Day-Lewis
and Dylan Thomas, Lecture time
is 8:30 p.m.
SOFAR, the scribe who was the "brain behind Solomon's
wisdom," the king himself and three of his many wives, are
shown as they will represent the University of British Columbia in the coming drama festival.
Beauty and talent will be on display when the Universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia present their second annual inter-varsity drama festival
next Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the University
of British Columbia auditorium.
University  of  Manitoba presents  "The  Woodcarver's
Wife", a poetic drama, written by the Canadian author, Mar-
jorie L. C. Pickthall. Directed by Robert Jarman, the cast
includes: Meredith Robinson, Phyl Cumming, Gerry Winkler
and Doug Rain.
Debating Teams
Will Visit UBC
University of British Columbia
will be host to six debating teams
from American colleges within the
next five weeks.
"The Parliamentary Forum," said
Tony Scott, former member of the
travelling McGoun Cup team, "has
undertaken to accommodate these
debaters. This visit will provide
UBC with a good opportunity to
make even more cordial relations
with our southern neighbors."
The Forum is appealing to students who live in Vancouver to
offer billets for these American
students. Anyone who can aid in
this mauar is asked to phone Miss
Isabel Cameron «t KErr. 3736.
Gals Treat Boys
At Dogpatch Hop
After spending the week' searching the campus for a suitable
partner for the Sadie Hawkins
Dance, each University of British Columbia coed will provide
her escort with a corsage of radishes, carrots or leeks, and escort
him to the dance in Brock Hall,
January 11,
Door prizes of nylons and chocolates will be awarded at the
dance as well as a prize for the
best Dogpatch couple. Tickets to
the informal affair are on sale
to coeds only, at one dollar a
Jokers were on hand to remind
girls of their present duty, In the
cafeteria, auctioneer Daws Hay-
ward accepted bids for a large
packing case. Highe.it bidder received "Shadow" Hunt as escort
to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Proceeds of the auction go to the
War Memorial Gym Fund.
University of Saskatchewan's
"Dark Lady of the Sonnet" by
George Bernard Shaw, is one of
the first of his light comedies. The
players are: William Anderson,
Kerry McCutcheon, Esther Gud-
jonson, Florence Cook, Frances
Hyland, with direction handled by
Helen Weese.
Alberta University presents
"Martine" an adaptation in five
scenes of a play by Jean-Jacques
Bernard. The cast includes Donna
Cross, James Linn, Irving Lerner,
Alta Mitchel, Lucille Parks, with
director Robert Orchard has recently been appointed head of
the Department of Fine Arts at
the University of Alberta.
''Solomon'is Folly" 'because of
its success at Christmas time has
been chosen as UBC's entry.
Written by Sydney Box, it is a
fanciful comedy about the great
Solomon and his proverbs.
First year student, Joan Powell,
has the feminine lead as the Queen
of Sheba. Playing opposite her are
Dick Newman as Solomon and
Arnold Watson as Sofar, Solomon's Scribe, or "the brains behind
Solomon's wisdom".
Remainder include Ray Bates as
the Reverend Herbert Lovelace,
Walter Marsh as Benaial, and Vivian Latsoudes, Nancy Davidson,
Pamela Butcher, Cecil Ryder, Val
Director of the play is Laoey
Fisher, Vancouver director and
player. Assistant director is Lois
Shaw, third year Arts student.
Committee in charge of arrangements for the coming festival are
Gerald Williamson, Chairman; Jim
Argue, Publicity and Business
Manager; Robin Little, Social Convener; and Chester Taylor, Stage
Manager. Advisor to the entire
inter-varsity drama festival is
Prof. E. M. Jones, head of the extension department, University of
Tickets will be on sale every
noon hour in the quad box office,
Students' tickets are fifty cents
for Thursday night, January 16,
All other tickets are seventy-five
cents and $1.00, available at Kelly's
on Seymour, and from Players'
Club Members as well as in the
UBC quad.
Five representatives of the students and faculty of the
University of British Columbia became official Canadian
citizens with the formal presentation of citizenship papers in
a novel ceremony in the UBC auditorium on Friday at 12:30
For the first time in the history of the University a court
was convened on the campus to swear in the faculty and
student representatives.
Awards To
UBC Yets
Veteran students who won decorations during the war, will be
presented with these awards at
an investiture to be held the afternoon of January 29 in Brock Hall
with the Lieutenant Governor,
the Honorable C. A. Banks officiating.
Letters have been sent by the
Department of University Extension to all ex-servicemen whose
awards have arrived, with the request that they inform the department whether or not they will
be attending the ceremony.
They are also asked to supply
the names and addresses of relatives or friends to whom they
would like invitations sent.
Any student veteran who has
won a decoration and has not received such notice is asked to
contact Dr. Shrum at the Department of University Extension in
Hut L 10.
1947 Elections
Due In February
Annual elections for positions on
Student Council will take place
early in February. No dates are
available at present but they will
be published in Tuesday's Ubyssey.
Joy Donegani, Chairman of the
Elections Committee, states, "There
will be no revisions this year in
the course of elections. They will
follow the revisions made last
Information on the Students
Council and eligibility rules can
be found in the Tillicum handbook.
Sunday Features!
Adaskin Recital
Harry Adaskin, head of UBC's
chair of music, will present the
fourth of his series of recitals
Sunday, January 19, in Brock Hall
at 8; 30 pm. The concert is not
open to the general public. Students, faculty members and their
families are invited to attend.
The concert will be identical
to the one he will present in New
York February 2, when he appears in the American Times Hall
for a solo recital. He 'will be av.
companied by his wife, Frances
Marr, on the piano.
His series, of informal lectures
will continue until he departs for
his two-month tour of eastern
Canada and the United States.
Mr. Justice A. M. Manson, of the
Supreme Court of Canada, administered  the citizenship oath.
His Lordship said, in presenting
the first certificate to President
N. A. M. MacKenzie representing
the faculty, "I can think of no-one
that better typify what a Canadian
ought to be."
Barbara Simpson, the first student representative, was welcomed
to her new status by His Lordship
with the words "It is a special
pleasure to welcome our own flesh
and blood into the rights and
privileges of Canadian citizenship."
His Lordship on presenting Ted
Kirkpatrick with his official papers said that it was his sincere
hope that this Nova Scotian would
not do, as many of his fellow Nova
Scotians had done, and leave the
country, but would "find it in his
heart to stay in Canada."
To Erwin J. Nalos, native Czech-
oslovakian, Mr. Justice Manson
welcomed with the hope that Nalos
would follow the splendid tradition of his countrymen in Canada.
The final candidate, Grant Livingstone, was lauded by his Lordship for not confining his loyalty
to mere words. He said "You offered your life for us. Canada is
eternally grateful to you and to
those who served with you."
Following the presentation His
Lordship closed the court with
a few words on Canadian citizenship, and the heritage of Christianity, representative government,
justive, and literature, which, he
said, came to us from England.
Upon adjournment of the court,
Lieut-Colonel ''Tom" Brown, past-
president of the Alumni Association addressed the students.      *
He said "Canadian citizenship is
not just the payment of taxes or
exercising the ballot.
"No citizen is worthy of the
title who fails to take an intelligent interest in his fellowmen, the
life of his community and the
government  of  his  country."
He closed by warning against
the danger of a militant minority
gaining control of our society.
Winners of Bunarles and
Scholarships should call at the
Registrar's Office for their
scholarship cards. These should
be signed by their instructors
and returned to the Bursar's
Office at once, so that cheques
may be issued.
Winners of Special Bursaries and Dominion-Provincial
Youth Training Bursaries do
not require cards.
An oriental theme will predominate at this year's Mardi
Gras when the fraternities and sororities on the University
of British Columbia campus combine their efforts in the big
social event of the year.
The festival, taking place at the Commodore Cabaret, is
being held in aid of the Auxiliary to Shaughnessy Military
Festivities spread over- two
nights, Thursday and Friday, January 23, and 24, will include music
by George Calanges' orchestra, a
24-girl chorus, modelling, raffle
prizes and a parade of nine beautiful sorority nominees for queen,
Dates Wanted For
Commerce Coeds
Dates for "ten attractive Commerce Coeds"—who will supply
transportation and their own corsages—are wanted immediately for
the Commerce Cabaret on Tuesday,  January 14.
"Any man—all men interested,"
the SOS reads, are to ask for
Tillie, Commerce Department. The
message is headed, "For Men
The Commerce Department, Is
in the Aggie building, upstairs,
In accordance with the far eastern theme, decorations, under the
supervision of Stu Wallace and
Hugh Miller, will consist of lanterns, pagodas, dragons and all of
the other articles connected with
the orient, Costumes for the chorus, designed by Gertrude Cotteral
and Lillian Mijos, will also follow
the eastern motive,
Chairmanship for the Mardi Gras
is being shared by Casey King and
Hank Sweatman who have set up
their headquarters in the Women's
Executive Room of Brock Hall.
Campus activity in connection
with the festival is being supervised by the newly organized Tau
Omega fraternity. Plans include
among other things, a car parade.
Publicity for the sorority queens
will begin next week.
Programs, designed by Buzz
Walker in accordance with the
theme, will be donated by the Columbia Company of New Westminster!, Details for the programs
and advertising are being handled
by Doug Yates, President and Secretary, Canadian University Press.
Authorized as Second Class Mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.  Mall Subscription • $2.00 per year.
Published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the university year by the Student Publications Board
of the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed are those of the Editorial Board of the Ubyssey and not necessarily those of the
Alma Mater Society or of the University.
Offices in Brock Hall.   Phone ALma 1624. For Advertising - Phone KErr. 1811.
GENERAL STAFF:   News Editor - Nancy Macdonald; CUP Editor - Bob Mungall;  Sports Editor - Laurie Dyer;
STAFF THIS ISSUE:    Senior Editor, Harry Castillou; Associate    Editor:    Lauri   Haahti,    Bette   Whitecross,
Hal Pinchin, Jack Wasserman
. campus beat
Letters to the Editor
Not so very many weeks from now the
main item on the extra-curricular program
v/ill be the election of new executives for
the Alma Mater Society.
Students at this university pride themselves on the great degree of self-government which has been granted them in out-
of-class activities. They have also reason to
be proud of the many things achieved by
student government at this university.
But there is very little cause for pride
in the way that, elections have been handled
in past few years. Last year especially there
was very little attempt on the part of the
Elections Committee to revise the election
campaigning and voting regulations so that
they might be in greater accord with the
requirements of an enlarged student registration.
What changes were made to correct some
of the "rotten borough" atmosphere of the
elections were made only under pressure
at the last moment, and some of the changes
proved to be for the worse.
The most archaic requirements in the
existing regulations pertain to the amount
of publicity which the candidates can provide for themselves.
It should not be suggested that the restrictions should be relaxed so much that
financial status of candidates becomes an
overwhelming influence on their campaigns.
At the same time, enough freedom should
be allowed to permit the candidates to build
up more interest in the elections so that
they may be chosen by a greater percentage
of the student body than has been the case
in the past, when a mere handful of the
potential voters turned out to elect some
of the most important officials.
There also needs to be greater care
given to the arrangements for the actual
voting and scrutineering. Last year, the
"efforts" of the Elections Committee in that
regard proved more and more ludicrous as
the voting day grew older.
It is probably impossible for AMS
elections to be staged in a perfect manner.
But if the Society is going to hold elections,
then the responsible officials should see to
il that they are carried on in the best way
The Elections Committee of the Student
Council should be encouraged to make sure
that this year there is considerable improvement over the record of their immediate
The Children's Hour
"—Who doth not answer to the rudder
Must answer to the rock."
« There you are, my mendacious little
matelots. Those are the only helm orders you
can expect from us this semester. We pass
you the above epigram by courtesy of the
Juvenile Court, Los Angeles, where it was
last seen hanging on the wall. With what
results, we don't know. Anyway, those of
you who are gifted hobbyists can hammer
it in brass or tool it in leather along with
other such gems as "SPEAK LESS THAN
And you weisenheimers in the back
row needn't fall to scoffing, either. Thomas
J. Watson, president of International Business Machines Corp., drew out from his
pay envelope and counted on his kitchen
table the round sum of $425,548.00 in 1944.
Ask old T. J. if he believes in the efficacy
of mottoes. He scatters them like confetti
at a Neapolitan wedding. Short, catchy ones,
with a bang-up^ straight-from-the-shoulder,
smackeroo punch and the old one-two, right
to the button. Zingo! (No, that's not one.)
Chances are, when you walk into any
I.B.M. office looking for an electric shift
attachment for your calculating stenographer, the first thing you'll see, in big BOLD
letters on the wall, is the one word:
Terrific, isn't it? That's one of old T.J.'s
ideas. We thought you'd like it. But here's
a tip:  don't be too outspoken with your
admiration in front of the I.B.M. stafi. How
would you like to stagger down to work with
intestinal  flu,  a chest cough  and  a New
Year's hangover, to be greeted with a great,
huge'  massive,  mighty,  glaring injunction
'At's right, weisenheimer. It would put
you twenty points off answering to your
Which merely proves that anything, if
left alone long enough, will defeat itself in
Well, it was a good year, with progress
in all sorts of directions' when we look back
upon it.
Probably the brightest spot of all was
the campus crime sheet. A quick check
with the provincial police out here reveals
an almost staggering absence of crime in
the university area proper. Apart from a
number of minor traffic violations, the box
score of crime and misdemeanour reveals
zero, zero, zero, almost all the way through.
Arson, 0. Breaking and entering, 0. Drunk
in a public place, 0 (?) Forgery, 0. Guns,
illegal possession of, 0. Murder and attempted murder, 0. Wounding with intent to
cause bodily harm, 0. Indecent exposure, 0
(the beauty contest almost ruined that goose-
egg.) Thunderbirds, 0. And so on.
Five G's of neuroses-ridden vets on the
campus, and not one case of assault and
battery. Hardly a harsh word, even. An
astounding record of good behaviour
How does a little town of 9,000 population get that way? You supply your own
answer. Those of you with weak arches
and a long transport haul every a.m. will
probably point out that the fight is all gone
out of you when you get here. Maybe. The
inky wags down under the M. Brock room
will claim it's—hah hah—the debilitating
effect of Caf coffee. The Jokers, having
already perpetrated every crime known to
man under the guise of college humor will
be incapable of rendering judgement.
Yes, sir, a year of progress, that one.
All the trees down there behind the Ap.
Sc. buildings, in the Forestry departments
model tree section, gained 1.5 inches and .066
inches around the middle. The family of
chipmunks which hangs out about two hundred yards South of Anglican College has
increased by five.
The only thing left unsettled now is this:
what happened to the Artsman — the one
who wrote the Ubyssey in its first issue to
protest that he was forced to carry his old
hmch-papers in his pocket because of a
shortage of waste-paper baskets? Mister,
take our advice and do as we do. Scrunch
up the empty bag and throw it into a parked
car. The driver can wipe his windshield
with it.
Two positions for articled clerks to
chartered Accountant now available. Please contact University
Employment Bureau immediately.
Commerce  students  preferred.
Ride wanted from 16th and Oak
for 8:30 p.m. lecture Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, or from
12th and Oak. Also ride home
if possible, please phone BAy.
4445 R.
Will any suidcnt with a knowledge
of deopsea fishing please phone
BAy. 8895 R, evenings, and ask
for John,
Transportation for girl taking 8:30
a.m. lectures daily, or 9:30 a.m.
lectures Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, and 8:30 lectures other
days. Anyone with room in n
ear coming across 25th Ave.
through Fraser, please call FAir.
5468 R.
People who don't read Alberta
U's little newssheet may be surprised to learn that there are three
main sexes on their campus—male,
female and engineers.
If the present situation is any
criterion, we foresee a big boom
in the sale of dictionaries and
spelling books. It isn't necessary
that an optometrist be an optimist but we can see why high school
teachers need to be.
Culled from the past: Due to
the fact that the white squares on
the floor of the Library Lobby
are easily soiled, Toties will please
walk on only the black squares.
We see by the display in Brock
Hall that some Toties working on
their final S.A. are paying back
what they owe to thedr audience.
Our suggestion for the Spring
Plays of the Players' Club is a
genuine mellow-drama about the
Fireman's siren daughter. But just
to be Hollywoodfsh, don't lefs
make the villainess too villainous.
Do foreign substances clog up
your passages? Are there battleships on your front lawn? Pre-
Meds in the Radio Society claim
to have the ideal remedy for throat
catarrh. We are wondering if a
shotgun would fix our neighbor's
Hawaiian guitar.
Sophomore's Remorse: The line
you've been stringing her can't be
dropped so close to the day of
Sadie's Nuptial, she might suspect
something fishy.
Potentially speaking, they were
a dynamic couple. He was a little
pundh-drunk from his job as a
street car conductor, (an Electrical
graduate), but she, being Honors
Biology, was a really hot live-
wire under tenslo*.
They were boning up on their
Ichthyology (this word courtesy
Merriam Webster), so they ordered
fish for dinner when they found
they came from the same school.
Freshettes Lament: I love to look
at the stars, but the drip I've got
this evening makes me think
there's a hole in the Big Dipper.
Now that the faint whiff of examination smoke from the tribal
fires of the old Musqueams is dissipating, we can follow the rest of
the Toties to one of our neighboring wining-houses known quaintly
among the tribe as "the poor man's
Commodore". The management
gives the morally romantic advice
that you make your reservations
Week-end  Review
And Preview
This week, passing around the
towns' moving picture palaces are
some revivals of varying degrees
of re-see-ability. One we have
recommended before, and do a-
gain, is the Hitchcox spell-binder,
"Rebecca," with Joan Fontaine
and Laurence Olivier. And another which is re-visiting these
parts is the best detective-story
movie thriller of them all—Dash-
iell Harrimett's "The Maltese Falcon," which, besides introducing
Humphrey Bogart in his now familiar role of a "private, eye" or
"shamus" also used for their first
time together that redoubtable
couple of villains, Sidney Green-
•    •
The lolla-polluzas I was taken
to were really something: "Claudia and David," which could be
sub-titled "an adventure in marriage in never-never Rose Frenk-
en-land," "The Verdict" in which
the afoie mentioned duo, Sidney
Greenstreet and Peter Lorre,
proved by their absence just how
essential the services of a decent
script writer are even for their
certain competance; and "Margie"
/which of the lot of them was least
painful, and Angus Young was
alright by us, though not Danny
Now while we find this process
a very irritating one to watch
at any time, the fact that it can
be done without driving an aud-
street and Peter Lorre. If you
missed that one you should see
it   for   sure.   And   if   you   didn't
miss it, go see it again and get
the taste of some of these recent
phonies out of your mouth.
Last year's Christmas movie-
going was a serious disappointment. Of course the two most
promising local offerings somehow got away in the rush, but
we still want to see them. The
American made "The Killers" out
of a Hemingway short story of
the same name, and the British
"Great Expectations," a new version of Dickens novel.
ience completely nuts has been
demonstrated in the English made
"The Seventh Veil." Ann Todd's
acting in this could at least be
said to be in the same category
as the excellent keyboard performance of Eileen Joyce.
But in this American copy the
falsely sentimentalized as to become an actual barrier to listening to the music. And who invented that grisly word "concertize?"
There is still a stubborn hopefulness in us however, because
next week, Thursday, January 16,
Ingrid Bergman will be playing in
"Nortorious," and even after
"Spellbound" we're looking forward to seeing it.
Camera Club will meet in Arts 206
Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Heslop will give a talk on
color exposure.
Regular meeting of the International Relations Club will be held
Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 12:30 p.m. in
Hut L 2. Discussion will centre
on the Occupation of Germany.
Legion Pipe Band drumming practises will be held in Hut A 5,
Tuesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m.
Since khaki wool is no longer
available, all Red Cross sweaters,
whether finished or not, must be
returned to the Red Cross room
by 12:00 on Saturday, January 25,
Ex-Merchant Navy. Will all ex-
merchant seamen please contact
Frank Boxall, BAy. 5565 L at
their earliest convenience.
Black leather loose leaf with zipper. Picked up G. M. Pritchard's
loose   leaf   by   mistake,    Please
phone KErr. 2090. Ask for Henry.
String of Pearls on campus or on
10th Ave., or Camcwun St. Phone
ALma 0879 M.
A   ride  f^om  25th   and  Granville
for    8:30's    every    clay.    Phone
Marion, BAy. 0741.
Umpteen copies of TyrreJ's "Principles of Petrology." See Adie,
Lee, Lea, McFeely; Wheeler or
Whitney in the bull pen, Ap. Sc.
SCM Noon Series presents Prof.
H. J. MacLeod speaking on "The
Christian and His Profession."
Tuesday, 12:30, Arts 100.
A Chess Match will take place between students and faculty on
Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Brock
snack bar.
Tryouts for models for Mardi Gras
on Wednesday, January 15, 12:30
p.m., Stage Room in Brock Hall.
There will be a meeting of all students interested in joining a
Society of Microbiologists in
Science 413, Tuesday, January
14, at 12:30 p.m.
Mr. Peter Vacljn will resume his
lectures on ski technique at 12:30
p.m. in Ap, Sc. 208, Friday, January 10.
Thursday, small brown purse with
about two dollars in change.
Phone ALma 0393 Y, or turn in
to Lost and Found.
One bright blue kerchief in vicinity of Arts Building, If anyone knows whereabout;, please
phone ALma 2948 L,
Editor, Ubyssey
Dear Sir:
We are amazed and horrified at
reading the news item in Thursday's Ubyssey to discover that the
Publication's Board are attempting
to renege on the usual Pub-Council
game. We are equally amazed at
the poor reporting evidenced in
the account of the previous games.
It is a known fact and recorded
in the Council minutes that the
Pub, year after year, has suffered
ignominious defeat at the hands
of the Council team. We realize
that this continuous series of defeats may have been discouraging
to the members of the Pub, but we
are appalled at your lack of sportsmanship that you would attempt
to avoid a game hallowed by tradition through the years.
Therefore on the behalf of the
Student's Council, I appeal to you
to reconsider your hasty decision
to avoid this match.
Yours very truly
D. A. McRae,
Treasurer, AMS.
Dear Sir:
I am enclosing a December family allowance cheque which I expected to mail before December
25 However in the Christmas rush
I failed to do so.
It is the first cheque I received
of '46 and now I wish there was a
way of redeeming all unpaid allowances and turn the money over
to the UBC Fund. As I hate the
very thought that some of you
have to sell your blood to raise the
However, if my son ever gets
as far as the UBC, I hope he has
an easier time finding Iris Gym
equipment than all you UBC grads
Hoping every Vancouver mother
donates one or part of one allowance cheque to the UBC Memorial
Yours for a more successful
Venables Street
Dear Sir:
I would like to address this to
the person who stole my tire
pump and wrench just before
Allow me to congratulate you,
child, on your ingenuity and resourcefulness in appropriating my
tire pump and wrench for your
own use. It's too bad that you did
not have enough courage to lift
the front seat as you might have
been the proud? possessor of a
very nice set of socket wrenches.
As you no doubt know I leave my
car in the same place every day
and as I have no padlock on my
radiator cap and headlight bulbs
I expect to find them missing almost any day now.
I remember once when I was a
little boy how clever 1 thought I
was when I took a candy bar off
the counter without being seen
by the storekeeper. I have no
doubt that you derive the same
satisfaction from your efforts and
will eventually grow out of your
naughty ways. In the meantime I
wish you no evil except to hope
that you have plenty of occasions
to use the pump.
Seriously though, it does seem
too bad that there is not some
course in this university which
would impress upon us the fact
that if our world is ever to be a
better place to live in we must
begin by being honest with ourselves and with one another.
D. W. Brewis
Monday, January 13th
Dean's Enlarged  Restaurant,
conveniently located at the
corner of 10th and Sasamat
— DEAN'S —
Your Eyesight is Precious!
Protect it with BETTER LIGHT
Now, as the days grow shorter, home lights will
burn longer. Save yourself from needless eye-strain,
with attendant headaches and general tiredness, by
ensuring that your lighting equipment is ample
and of correct wattage. Children especially require
good light. In these days of school and home study,
elose concentration on reading matter imposes
extra burdens on sensitive eyes. And, it goes without saying, your eyesight is just about your most
important possession! Isn't it -worth safeguarding
by making sure of bctlcr light . . . for better sight?
CW5-46 THE UBYSSEY, Saturday, January 11,    Page 3.
Feature of this year's annual Musical Society Ticket
Banquet will be the informal dance January 16 in Brock Hall.
Dancing will commence at 8:30 p.m., and supper will be
served later. According to the commUtee in charge, the affair
is entirely informal and dates are not necessary. Everyone
is invited to come along, they said.
Tickets   for   "H.M.S.   Pinafore"
B.C. Rhodes HBCAnounces Association   INTERIOR ARTISTS
will be distributed and a system
of exchange tickets will be explained during the banquet. Mussoc
executive asks that all be
present to pick up their entrance
cards so as to avoid confusion and
Banquet tickets are available in
Auditorium 207 or from Gerry
Foote,   The charge is 25 cents.
Glee Club rehearsals for the two
spring programs will begin on
Tuesday, January 14 at 12:30 noon
in Hut Ml, it was stated by Bill
MacDonald club president.
''There is new music available
so there will be a variety of interesting numbers", he added.
MacDonald asked that members
turn out for the first of the spring
rehearsals which will be held every
Tiesday and Thursday in Hut Ml.
Students Hear
Mclnnes Talk
"Democratic Socialism aims to
establish higher economic Standards than prevail today, rather
than to reduce society to the lowest common factor," declared Angus Maclnnes, M.P., before a packed student audience in AP 100 Friday, Jan 10, at 12:30 p.m.
Mr. Maclnnes, Member of Parliament for Vancouver East, is national vice-president for the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation.
"The exploitation of man by man
can only be eliminated by social
ownership of the key financial and
industrial institutions of a country.
Any individual who is prevented
for any reason from earning his
own keep should, and must be provided for."
''Authoritarian Socialism leads
to the negation of socialism: violent bloodshed, terroristic methods leading to a dictatorship." He
continued, "democratic socialists,
on the other hand, believe that
there is much in the present society which is well worth keeping
if it is extended and broadened,"
"Most of the rights which we
enjoy today were obtained grudgingly and non-voluntarily from
those in power," he said.
Mr. Maclnnes concluded with the
statement that democratic socialism is on the way to realization in
many parts of the world today.
"All our hopes must be based on
the belief that the profit motive in
our present society can be replaced by patriotism for peace instead of a patriotism for war, a
feeling of duty and responsibility
for one community and country,
instead of only to oneself."
Government Calls
For Applications
Applications will be received by
the Civil Service Commission of
'\ Canada for positions in civil,
mechanical, electrical, mining and
metallurgical engineering, according to a report received recently.
Appointments will be made at
■^ various centres throughout the
country. Posters containing complete information are on display in
Post Offices, National Employment
Services Offices, or Offices of the
Civil Service Commission throughout Canada. *
Salaries range between $2,000
and $2,580, and between ?2,700 and
The report states that application forms, obtainable at any of
the foregoing offices, should be
filed immediately with the Civil
Service Commission, Ottawa.
Arts sweaters are now on sale
at the Alma Mater office. Students arc advised by AMS officials
to got ihem as soon as possible,
a.-: the existing supply is expected
to be sold quickly.
y The V-neck type of sweater
sells for 5-1,915 and the zipper typo
for ?.r>.75,
Crests for these are expected in
the near future.
Glee Club members are also welcome at the Ticket Banquet.
The next opera rehearsal is scheduled for today at 1:30 p.m. at the
No. 2 Fire Hall on Seymour between Georgia and Robson. The
executive has appealed for a full
turnout of chorus, principals and
orchestra because of the impending production.
Four Pictures On
Film Survey List
The Film Survey Group's Motion Picture choices for January
are: "Greed," "Aubasson Tapestries," "Maedchen In Uniform,"
and "Song of Ceylon."
The showing of "Greed" and
"Aubasson Tapestries" will take
place in the John Goss Studios,
641 Granville at 8:30 pm Saturday
night, January 11. A preview
showing will be made at 3 pm on
the same day to members of the
main group for 25 cents. Non-
members will be charged 50 cents.
"Maedchen In Uniform" and
"Song of Ceylon" will be shown
at 8 pm Sunday, January 12, in
the Pender Auditorium, 339 West
Not one scene of "Greed" was
filmed in a movie studio. It is
the screen adaption of Frank
Norris's famous novel "Mc-
Teague." The screen version is
written and directed by Eric Von
Stroheim, "the man you love to
hate," noted for his portrayal of
enemy soldiers in the films produced during the war years.
The purpose of the film is to
illustrate the dehumanizing influence of money. Among the
players are Jean Hersholt, the Dr.
Christian of radio fame, and Zazu
"Maedchen In Uniform" is the
screen version of the play "Yesterday and Today." It portrays
life in a German boarding school
for girls where the oppresive atmosphere of soulless discipline
stifles all natural human instincts
and reduces the children to mere
"Song of Ceylon" is a docu-
entary portraying the traditional
life of the people and contrasts
their culture and primitive economy with modern commerce.
Coed Officers
To Be Invested
Two University of British Columbia coeds, Mary Patricia Leith
and Effie Smaliwood are among
those to receive decorations at a
campus investiture Wednesday,
January 12.
Miss Leith, a former captain
matron in the Royal Canadian
Army Medical Corps, will receive
the Royal Red Cross award for
her work in the Sixteenth General
Hospital and the Second Casualty
Clearing Station.
Miss Smallwood has won the
Associate Royal Red Cross award.
She also served as a nurse with
the Medical Corps.
After graduating from Esquimau High School, Miss Leith attended Victoria College where she
won the David Spencer Scholarship and the Women's Canadian
Club Bursary.
Miss Leith served as a nurse in
both France and Germany. Previously she was stationed in England for two years. She is a third
year pre- med student.
; Vancouver-born Miss Small-
wood graduated from St. Anne's
Academy, whereupon she entered
the nursing profession.
During the war she served in
England for two years, later going
to France where she was attached
to a mobile psychiatric corps with
the British Liberation Unit. Registered in third year arts, she
plans to take a major in history.
She won the United Empire royalist history award last spring.
There will be a fencing meeting
on Tuesday, January 14, at 12:30
in Arts 102. It is important that
all members be present
Alistair William Gillespie, 24,
Victoria student currently enrolled
at McGill University, has been
named 1946 winner of the Rhodes
Scholarship for British Columbia.
The British Columbia Rhodes
Scholarship Committee in Vancouver made the appointment last
month. The group was unanimous
in its choice of Gillespie. He will
enroll in the School of Modern
Greats at Oxford University in
Registered in the Faculty of Applied Science, Gillespie attended
the University of British Columbia
in 1941. Prior to his enlistment in
the Canadian Navy, he played
for the UBC Thunderbirds. After
graduating with a commission from
HMCS "Royal Roads" in 1942 he
served on the Atlantic as a pilot
with the Fleet Air Arm.
Prominent in both sports and
studies at Brentwood College, he
was three times winner of the
Yarrow Shield for "Scholastic and
Athletic Attainment".
Gillespie captained the Brentwood rugby team in 1940-41 and
while at Royal Roads he was
coach and captain of the rugby
team which took the BC championship in that year. He also captained
the McGill University team, intercollegiate champions for 1946.
Gillespie enrolled at McGill in
January 1946 following his discharge from the Navy. He has been
taking honors in Economics and
courses in Political Science.
The Mardi Gras Committee
announced yesterday that sorority and freshette nomlna-
- tions for Queen of the Mardi
Gras must be submitted to Jack
Brown or Ted Dakln at the
Zeta Psl table In the cafeteria
on or before January 13. No
applications will be accepted
after that date.
Each application must be accompanied by three pictures of
the candidate.
Artists Protest
Memorial Design
Canadian Federation of Artists
has criticized, in a letter received
by the AMS, the design of the
proposed War Memorial  Gym.
The Federation states that they
have no criticism in the idea of a
living memorial, but they feel that
the 'loosely Gothic' architectural
form chosen is unrelated to twentieth century recreational activity.
They said further, that the design lacks contemporary spirit and
vitality, and suggest that a more
modem form be used to get away
from the "worn-out, haphazard
collection of psuedo-architectural
styles of the past century."
Canadians Wanted
For UN Vacancies
United Nations Organization
wants applications from Canadians
to fill positions vacant in its organization. A list of eligible candidates is being compiled from
which future appointments to the
UN staff will be m&de.
The letter—addressed to Charles
B. Wood, UBC Registrar, from W.
B. Herbert, Chief of Canadian
Recruitment for UN in Canada-
stresses the need for Canadians
to work for the UN organization.
"Applications for examination
and classification—would be welcomed," the letter states. Object
is to form a list to act as a pool
of available  workers.
One of the two clubrooms situated behind P>rock Hall is ready
for occupancy and the other will
be ready in a few days, said Dr.
G. M. Shrum, Director of the Department of University Extension
The east clubroom will not be
available until electrical and heating units are connected and installed. Dr, .ivhnitn stated that
clubs assigned to the west clubhouse may move  in  immediately.
Hudson's Bay Company has established a trust fund for the a-
ward of two scholarships in Canada during 1947 for study in the
United Kingdom.
These awards have been established to provide advanced training for business executives to
further research interesting the
company, particularly distribution
and trading, personnel administration and trading, distribution
and labour relations—and to
strengthen the links between the
business communities in Canada
and the United Kingdom.
Candidates must be Canadian
citizens, over twenty-three years
of age, and under the age of
thirty. Scholarships are Intended
primarily for university graduates.
Applications should be submitted not later than March 15, 1947,
to the secretary, Hudson's Bay
Scholarships, Hudson's Bay House,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, to the Personnel Offices of Hudson's Bay
Company Retail Stores, or the
Registrar's Office of UBC.
Mr. D. C. Colemani Chairman
and President, Canadian Pacific
Railway Company; Dr. N. A. M.
MacKenzie, President, University
of British Columbia; and Dr. A.
W. Trueman, Vice-Chancelor and
President, University of Manitoba,
compose  the  selection  committee.
While in the United Kingdom,
the successful candidates will
work under the supervision of a
parallel committee in London,
which will advise whether the
course of study proposed by the
student is feasable.
Normal tenure of the scholarship is one year, each having the
value of £450 plus cost of transportation between Canada and the
United Kingdom, and return for
one year's study in the United
Geology Research
Granted $2400
Grants totaling $2400 were made
to Doctors H. V. Warren, Professor of Minerology and Petrography
and V. J. Okulitch, Associate
Professor of Geology, at UBC, at
a recent meeting of the Geological Society of America, held in
Dr. H. V. Warren, of the Department of Geology and Geography at UBC, was granted $2000 to
further his study on the relationship of ■ plants to ore deposits.
Dr. V. J. Okulitch, Associate
Professor of the Geology Department, was granted $400—^at the
April meeting of the Executive of
the Geological Society—for investigation of fossil pleospongia. Dr.
Okulitch is one of the world's
authorities  on  fossil  pleospongia.
N. Y. Wiliams, Head of the department of Geology and Geography, who served as second vice-
president at the recent annual
meeting of the Geological Society
of America, which met in Chicago, said that the Society had
been very generous in their grants
to research at UBC.
Members of the Society expressed keen appreciation of the work
that is being done at UBC. They
regret that more money was not
available  for  this  work.
Faculty Member
Becomes Advisor
A. F. B. Clark, professor in the
Department of French has accepted an offer to act as Canadian
advisor on the Editorial Advisory
Board of the Encyclopedia Brit-
annica, which is now affiliated
with the University of Chicago.
The Editorial Board is composed
of M. J. Adler, of the University
of Chicago; S. Barr, president of
St. John's Collage; S. Buchanar
Dean of St. John's College; C.
Faust, Dean of the Graduate Library School of the University of
Chicago; J. Schwab, University of
Chicago and M. Van Doren of
Columbia University.
Those serving as consultants
are C. S. Lewis of Magdalen College, Oxford; F. L. Lucas of King'3
College, Cambridge and W. Murdoch,  the  Australian  educationist.
Brock Hal! dining room is
now open to students from
11:30 to 2:00.    Meals, SO cents.
Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada
Limited has announced a $750
scholarship to any Canadian or
Newfoundland student under 22
years of age who submits an original and talented composition.
Two works must be entered.
One a song, accompanied by a
declaration stating that the composition is his or her unaided
Value of the scholarship is $750,
$400 of which is for maintenance;
to be allotted in monthly instalments. The cost of travelling to
and from the Toronto Conservatory of Music must be borne by
the student
In'addition, a prize of $200 will
bo paid to not more than three
entrants, or divided as the judges
may decide. A further sum of $50
to be awarded as above is offered
in the Junior Division, to persons
under 16 years on the 31st of March
Entries should reach the Society's offices on or before March
31, 1947. A sealed envelope containing the entrant's name and
address must be attached to each
composition, and the work must
be signed with a nom de plume,
A completed application form and
the entrant's birth certificate is
also required.
Sir Ernest MacMillan, Mus.Doc.,
FRCM.FRCO, Chairman; Capt. J.
J. Gagnier, Mus. Doc; Mr. Godfrey Hewitt, FRCO; Prof Leo
Smith, Mus. B., FRCM, University
of Toronto; and Mr. H. T. Jam-
ieson, president of the Association,
will compose the Selection Board.
U of M Expects
Churchill; Son
WINNIPEG, Jan., 6, (CUP)-
Winston Churchill, and his son
Randolph', may address students
of the University of Manitoba at
separate functions this year.
Randolph Churchill, noted war
correspondent and lecturer is
making his appearance in co-operation with British United Press
at the Winnipeg Civic Auditorium
January 27.
Winston Churchill, however, has
not definitely made plans for a
visit to Canada. If such plans become official, Churchill's honorary secretary announced, Mr.
Churchill would be happy to receive a further invitation and
might be available for the suggested address. It is hoped that
Churchill would be able to address the Arts graduating class.
Transportation is required Immediately from the vicinity of
43rd and Trafalgar for a girl with
a broken leg, who, due to her
injury, Is now paying nearly $4.00
a day in taxi fares. The success
of her year depends upon getting
immediate transportation.
She comes to University four
days a week, starting the day
with 9:30 a.m. lectures on Monday,
Tuesday and Friday, going home
at 3:30 p.m. these days. On Thursday she comes for 10:30 a.m. lectures and leaves at 4:30 p.m. She
i3, however, willing, for the sake
of getting some means of transportation, to come out earlier and
leave later on these days.
She is willing to pay substantially for auto transportation. Anybody who can help should apply
at the Dean of Women's office.
SCM Sponsors
Noon Hour Talk
"The Christian in his Profession" will be the general topic for
talks beginning January 14, sponsored by the Student Christian
Movement  in Arts 100.
Brigadier Sherwood Lett, lawyer; and Ira Dilworth, CBC chairman; will be among several speakers representing all walks of
Dr. Hector MacLeod, dean of
mechanical engineering will be
the first guest speaker in those
new series of weekly talks.
Paintings by three Kamloops
artists are being exhibited now in
the main foyer of the library as
part of the modern art display.
Artists featured are Elsie Naomi
Carr, Mrs. Ruby Howard, and Mrs.
Dorothy Williams.
Of Miss Carr's paintings, Barnes,
Banff, and Rayonan the III are being shown. Miss Carr is an art
teacher in Kamloops who studied
in Vancouver, Kingston and Banff.
Mrs. Ruby E. Howard is a graduate of the Vancouver School of
Art where she won a scholarship
from the Architectural Institute of
B.C. Her pictures are entitled
Wild Sunflowers and Kamloops,
Paintings by the third artist, Mrs.
Dorothy May Williams, included in
this display are Pine Branches and
The Abandoned Bam.
A native of the maritimes, Mrs.
Williams has spent most of her
life in Kamloops where she taught
art in elementary and high schools.
After studying at the Vancouver
School of Art and the Banff School
of Fine Arts, she won the Carnegie award in 1939 which enabled
her to attend a summer session at
Students Billed
For Late Books
Hundreds of bills have been sent
out during the holidays by the
University of British Columbia
Library to students having fines
outstanding for overdue books,
stated Miss Lanning, assistant
In the case of undue delay in
the  paying  of  these fines,   their
collection will be referred to the
Bursar's Office for action.
Under the new system the library is not able to use caution
money for payment of these fines.
It is the librarian's experience
that when the student has to pay
out of his own pocket for overdue
books he will not be so casual in
returning his reserve books.
Overall tax of students will be
the only alternative should the
new system of fines prove inadequate, Miss Lanning said.
Adaskin Leaves
For Music Tour
Professor Harry Adaskin, head
of University of British Columbia's
new Department of Music has
been granted two months leave of
absence in which to conduct a
concert tour in eatsern Canada
and the United States.
Mr. Adaskin, with his wife and
accompanist, Frances Marr, will
give the first concert at St. Thomas January 26. From there, they
will travel to New York for a recital at Times' Hall February 2.
Their tour will include a week
in both the Maritime provinces
and Ontario, and final performances will be given in Winnipeg,
Regina, Prince Albert, and Calgary.
Arrived -
(Opp.   Spencer's)
Several of her paintings have
been purchased by collectors. In
1944 A. Y. Jackson purchased an
oil, San, which he presented to
In 1945 another oil was bought
for a permanent collection at
Banff. Last year a silk screen
print by Mrs. Williams was chosen
by the Canadian Federation of
Artists. Her pictures have been
exhibited at Toronto, Montreal and
Several recent acquisitions to the
Art Loan Collection were on display in the periodical room of the
library yesterday. Others are scheduled to be shown in the. near
Leaders' Course
Planned For UBC
A rural leadership course under
the auspices of the Dominion Department of Labour and provincial
Departments of Education and Agriculture is to be offered at University of British Columbia for
the period between January 20 and
March 13.
More than 25 people from communities outside of Vancouver
have already registered for the
No fees are charged for the
course which is the first of its
kind to be held since the end of
the war. Students are expected to
contribute towards their room and
board and part of their travelling
expenses though no one will be
refused because of lack of funds.
The course will be held in a
newly constructed unit at Acadia
Camp, adjacent to the university,
where facilities are being prepared
for living quarters, dining room,
lecture rooms, recreation room,
The Women's Auxiliary of
the Canadian Legion will hold
its regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. In the
Mildred Brock room. The usual
Thursday meeting has been
changed to this date to coincide with the Legion branch
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Page 4
LAURIE DYER, Sports Editor
can- em
There has been many a Thunderbird hoop star leave
the campus in the past to head for the great beyond. Perhaps
one of the most outstanding of these was Ritchie Nichol, the
ever-happy lad who started this year in the pivot spot for
the Blue and Gold quintet. In the middle of last month,
Ritchie was given a very attractive offer to play pro basketball with the Vancouver Hornets.
There was more than one factor that made Ritchie decide
to go pro but today, Mr. Nichol is anything but unhappy that
he accepted that offer.
- And after the career on the maples that Ritchie Nichol
has had, it is not surprising that the Hornets wanted him.
He played four years with the Victoria Dominoes, joining the
squad at the age of 17. In two of those years the team went
on to take Dominion titles. He is also the only white player
to play ball with the Harlem Globe Trotters. Ritchie certainly knows his ball.
A Reader Turns To Writing
Yesterday we received a letter from a couple of Varsity
students about Ritchie. We want to print it for the benefit
of the rest of our readers who wondered about the same thing
that bothered the two gentlemen whose names appear below.
Dear Sir:
In the second last issue of the Ubyssey before the Christmas examinations there was included a picture of Ritchie
Nicol, with the words "He's a big boy now" printed under it.
There was no explanation of this phrase. To those readers
who knew or know nothing of Nicol's basketball ability or
of his decision to give up his university education in order
to play professional basketball, the remark must have seemed
insane. From the point of view of good journalism no other
judgement could be made.
As we know Nicol personally, the caption provided us
with material for idle speculation for some time and caused
us to form what we hope is an erroneous interpretation.
Our present opinion is that there was a touch of subtle
malice concealed in those few words.
A Main Cog In The Machine
Our main criticism however, is more concrete than mere
guesswork. Ritchie Nicol was a very able basketball player
for the Thunderbird team of last year. We do not think that
we are overly prejudiced when we contend that the present
Thunderbird team was built around Nicol. It must be admitted that he is a serious loss to the team.
In any event, it seems to be a custom for most sports
writers to indulge in a little eulogy when a capable performer
for a pet team is lost to that team. At a minimum some
coldly formal statement of past performances and future
plans with at least a grudging "Good Luck" is usually made.
In the case of Ritchie Niccl there has been an obvious
omission of such formal niceties.
Why? F. U. Collier
J. Gold
We All Make Mistakes
Well, there wasn't much reason for that particular caption. It must be admitted that it slipped through unnoticed
and that is all we can say. There was not a great deal of
room on the page and because the story had broken two days
before The Ubyssey was able to run it, we decided that there
were other stories that should go in.
Admittedly though, the caption was misleading. It was
more of a personal joke between Ritchie and the boys on
the sport desk than it was of value to our readers. We apologize for forgetting that all our readers were not aware of
the story and that the caption might easily be misunderstood.
I believe Ritchie himself will be able to tell you that
there was no malice of any kind in our minds when that was
printed. The boys on the desk have always admired the tall,
smiling 'Birdman of yesteryear and have always been in his
good books. It may be rather late and I assure you that it
was done mentally before, but we all wish Ritchie Nichol
lots of luck in pro ball, and in his future plans.
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U of California Squads
Invade UBC on March 26
From the usually cautious MAD comes a report that
heralds the biggest assault into the big time athletic ai'ena
by the University of British Columbia since the pre-war era.
Negotiations are finally underway for the widely rumored
aerial invasion of the Point Grey campus by a powerful triad
of teams from the sports realm of the University of California
at Berkley, California, comprising the top-notch twenty-man
English rugger team- a powerful basketball squad arid a grass
Three Teams Compete
—Ubyssey Photo by Ron Bruce.
On The Way Down
By Jack Leggatt
Completely weathered to the
difficult task of downhill racing,
the UBC ski team, under the
guidance of coach Peter Vajda,
has been looking around for ski
worlds to conquer—and to the
campus plankmen, Banff seems
to be the ideal starting point.
The first inter-collegiate ski for
western Canadian universities
since pre-war times will be staged
at Banff, January 25 and 26 when
the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia tangle
for the three-way honors—slalom,
downhill and giant slalom.
Leading the UBC contingent
will be Garvin Robinson who took
top honours Saturday when, with
the help of the Revelstoke Ski
Club, coach Vajda took time trials
on the downhill course.
Vadja has Gar Robinson, Arnie
Teasdale, John Frazee, Doug Martin, Gordy Hall, John Barry, Jack
Skinner, Gerry Reynolds, Harry
Smith, Don Fernside and Bob
Crompton on his choosing list.
These boys have been doing
some pretty heavy conditioning
during the past month and daily
cross country running, dry skiing
instruction, ski calisthenics and
week-end skiing are rapidly putting the stavemen in excellent
Notable feature of the Norquay
downhill course at Banff is its
2200 foot drop in a mile and a
half distance. For ten days at
Christmas, the lads were training
on a 2600 foot drop over a mile
and a quarter. Thus the Banff
course should look like child's
play, if the present dreams of the
coach materialize.
Giant slalom event on the lower*
regions of the Norquay run is
scheduled for Saturday, January
25.   Climax   comes  the  following
Chiefs Bow To Adanacs;
'Lomas Barely Keep Lead
Bidding desperately for a second place berth in the
Senior A standings, Doug Whittles' revitalized Chiefs fell a
heartbreaking four points short of their objective Wednesday
night when the Adanacs repulsed them to the tune of a 50-46
count at the Varsity Gym.
Meantime the high flying Meralomas were finding the
league-leading occupation a trifle more difficult as an inspired Laurie aggregation matched hoop-wares with them to
the wire before bowing out before the superior sniping of
UBC graduates Robertson and Baaken and the clutch shots
of Jack Pomfret in a 43-42 fracas.
"~"—'—~~~-~"™"~—""-,"—~" Leo   Lizee   sparked   the   Royal
Royalists Defeat
Campus Pucksters
The luckless UBC Thunderbirds
suffered an 11-4 lacing at the hands
of New Westminster Cubs in a
Pacific Coast Junior Hockey league
game at the Forum on Wednesday
evening. The Cubs rapped in three
goals in as many minutes at the
end of the first period and added
another pair in the opening seconds
of the middle frame to build up a
lead that the campus pucksters
couldn't touch.
Things looked brightest for UBC
supporters in the second period,
when, after digging the puck out
of the net twice in the first few
seconds, Varsity goalie Murray
Wiggins shut the door on the
green-shirted snipers with a very
creditable display of netminding
during the remainder of the period.
Speedy Hugh Berry scored unassisted for UBC at the seven minute
niark and Mac Porteous clicked
from Husband and Saunders late
in the period to cut the Royal City
lead to 6-3.
In the final session, however, the
Cubs outscored UBC five goals to
one, — the lone Varsity tally going
to Bill Husband with the assist to
Bob Saunders. Saunders was one
of the standout performers of the
evening, collecting two assists and
being a tower of strength on the
Varsity forward line. The Birds
had ample opportunity to increase
their total but didn't seem able
to take advantage of their breaks
while the Cubs let few chances
City crew in the Point Grey tilt
with a cagey 14 point effort, and
not even the return of big bucket-
man Herb Capozzi from his retreat at Kelowna could stem the
tide from the Fraser.
Adanacs sprang quickly from the
opening gong, and before the
Chiefs could adjust their headdress were away to a 7-0 lead.
Despite some furious charging on
the part of the better-conditioned
students, the Adanacs maintained
their winning margin until the
37 minute mark, when Lennie
Letham sank a succession of freo
throws to knot the count at 46-all
Varsity's rally fell short, however, as a demoralizing technical
2-points was chalked on the score
sheet for the New Westminster
outfit because of Capozzi's over-
eager stretch under his own hoop.
Inter B Hoopers
Defeat West Van
If you see grey hairs sprouting
on Coach Frank Turner, blame his
Intermediates B proteges. Wednesday night, they went into their
third consecutive overtime duel.
With the grand sum of twenty
seconds remaining in regular time,
Mike Puhach let fly with a long
shot that circled the hoop, gave
heart failure to coach Turner and
his boys, then plopped in, tying
the score to 27-27.
Bill Ibbott put UBC two points
up in overtime only to have West
Van tie the game once more. A
penalty shot by Rod Elliott gave
the students their margin of victory, the final score being UBC 30—
West Vancouver 29.
day when the lads compete in the
slalom in the morning and the
downhill in the afternoon.
What's the difference between
a slalom and a giant slalom? The
boys who know tell us that the
giant slalom is strictly for the
dare-devil types. As compared to
the slalom, which has fourteen
or more gates for the skier to go
through, the giant slalom has
fewer gates, placed farther apart
than those of the ordinary slalom
Weather Ruins
Soccer Tilts
Weather conditions are once a-
gain the victors in the V and
D's soccer schedule. After finishing off the year on a sour note,
the Blue and Gold warriors are
anxious to get back into league
play in anticipation of one of the
most successful soccer seasons in
university  history.
Last year's schedule came to an
unsuccessful though highly satisfying finish when the campus
kids were just beaten out by the
powerful North Shore representatives of the Coast League in a
game played on Christmas Day.
This will be the third successive week that weather has forced
cancellation of the Mainland Cup
final between the North Shore
team and St. Andrews, both of the
Coast League. After the impressive showing of the Varsity squad
they will probably enter league
competition as one of the most
powerful aggregations in the first
division of the local soccer empire.
All swimmers are reminded to
be out to the meeting in Arts 103
at 12:30 Monday. New members
arc particularly welcome.
Ski Value*!
Leather palm,  gabardine back,
Gabardine,   each   $1.95
$6.95,   $12.95,   $25.00
Best  selection   in  Town
Men's—Most sizes, $7.95 to $12.95
Ladies—Iigb.tweiight,   zippered,
Special  $8.95
Ladles'—■Wioiol   gabardine^
Special    $10-95
SKIS—A model to fit any skier:
maple, hickory and laminated.
$5.50,   $6.50   $7.95,
$14.95,   $21.00
Girls! We have all types of
skiing equipment designed
especially for you.
hockey aggregation.
Hoop Artists
In Twin Bill
Thunderbirds and Thunderettes
both hit the maple courts tonight
to uphold the honor of the Blue
and Gold in the casaba art. The
'Birdmen will be gunning for another Conference victory in their
second tilt with the Wildcats from
Linfield College.
The femme aggregation will
also be meeting American competition when they battle with
the   Skyroom  Skylarks,   a  Senior
UBC Thunderbirds came from
behind in the final quarter of
their fifth PNW Conference game
last night to defeat Linfield Wildcats by a scant 58-54 count. High
score for the 'Birds was Ronnie
Webber, who managed 18 points.
B quintet from Seattle, Washington.
Following the Senior B contest,
the Blue and Gold Thunderbirds
will take to the courts to continue their Conference warfare a-
gainst the Wildcats. The two
squads met in the first of their
two game series last night at the
UBC gym and will continue their
feud toniyht.
Women's Hockey
Cancelled Again
First femme grass hockey tilts
scheduled for 1947 have been
postponed until Saturday, January 18. Sodden snow-covered
fields are holding up the  games.
The Varsity eleven, one of the
most promising of the four Lower
Mainland teams in action that
day, will meet Ex-Kits at Memorial Park. These two teams played to a draw in an action-mad
game at Homecoming last fall.
Scheduled to arrive in Vancouver on March 2G, the delegation
from California and the sunny
reaches of Route 99 will be led
by the president of the student
body and by the coaching staffs
of the three  squads.
In a letter from Dr. Miles Hudson, California's most energetic
rugger promoter, the southern
university proposed the home and
home rugger series and made a
bid for a possible inclusion of
their rowing crew in the party.
However, the MAD is expected to
by-pass the scullers in favor of
the Golden Bears grass hockey
squad, because of insufficient time
to complete a satisfactory training
schedule for  B. C.'s rowers.
Athletic circles about the campus are currently mapping the
projected expedition of the Thunderbird ruggermen to California,
where they are mooted to tangle
March 12 and 15. It is possible
that the game on March 12 will
be played against the powerful
Stanford squad.
In rugger and grass hockey the
Canadians are conceded a better
chance to match strides with their
southern opponents.
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Evelyn anyway.
But students everywhere, from U.N.B. to
U.B.C. are enthusiastic over the banking
facilities at the B of M — the bank where
students' accounts are welcome. You, too,
will enjoy banking here. You can open an
account at your nearest branch for as
litde as a dollar.
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The campaign to build a War Memorial has been decided and financially provided
Gymnasium on the UBC campus has now for, there will be sufficient money to build
entered a new phase, a phase which should the first unit of the actual gymnasium. Those
arouse the interest of even those students most concerned with the gymnasium facili-
who have been most apathetic to the idea ties are assured by the committee that a be-
so far. ginning will not be made unless it is possible
The first phase, wherein the public have to construct an adequate unit,
been made aware of the project and the That first unit should house the main
reasons behind it and wherein the initial assembly hall and playing floor of the build-
funds have been raised, is now concluded. ing, so designed that it could be used for
It has not been as successful as hoped for, many purposes other than athletic ones. It
but it has been successful enough to provide must not be forgotten that both the univer-
enough fund to ensure that a start will be sity and Vancouver are desperately short of
made on the Gymnasium. Places where large public gatherings can
be accommodated.
There is no doubt that had the campaign T. .       ..     ,.       .,   , ,,        .,   ,
.        ,,,,            ii.xi.i_.. Itls <3ulte obvious that the units housing
been handled properly from the beginning ,,                 . ,      .      ... ..    ,   .....        ..,
,,    ,          ,                                  ,, the more elaborate athletic facilities will
it   would   have   been   more   successful, ,        .             , .
• ii    •            j _.               **.     A j    l have to come later-
especially in regard to getting the student _,            ,                ,,    ,      ,      ,
body solidly behind the scheme.    But no ™? people responsible for the planning
good will come of reviving past antagonisms ?nd the *rs\ b"lldlng should ™™}™ «***.
and they had best be forgotten, especially however' of ^ultimate *™, which is to
inasmuch as there now seems to be within eruect a memona}that ™U provide ******
the directing committee a keen appreciation phyS1Ca1' edutcatl0nali and recreational facili-
of the mistakes and a determination to avoid *^^f r^uTTto* ""^ & *""
similar mistakes in the future. p                g         g p        ce.
Until the architect's plans are ready it will * J\ mi*ht bf *Ugf*ted that " to P""1"?
,    .          vi   A   i         •   x i_      v.        i. _x that parts of the interior of the first unit
be impossible to know just how big a start ixi.   a • t. __   x__   x      * .*. . *.,
i_       j        xu   t_ sij. -   tx .   i         ■ need not be finished at first, and that future
can be made on the building.   It is known .,  .   ,       ,  ,     , ,    ,
xi. x     a. s   x t.   j               ii vi   * campaigns could finsh and furnish those
now that sufficient funds are available to
provide the suitable memorial aspect to the
m-,h.,illB, Furthermore, UBC's students must con-
gymnasium. ,,,,.,                        _.
tinue to be bold in these matters.   There
What form that memorial will take is still wiU surely come a time when ^ illative
far from decided.   The committee would no shown by the undergraduates will prompt
doubt welcome suggestions from the student ^ government of the province to provide
**"&> both the primary and auxiliary facilities
It is hoped that, once the memorial aspect required by a first-rate university.
The Mummery »«—
The  Erg   To  Study friction is .6.   The glint becomes a fanatical
Curled up in front of a crackling General 8leam> M he sidles towards *• unsuspecting
Electric heater the other evening, I was in- ladder>the foot of which he observes to be
dulging my sadism by browsing through precisely 10 feet away from a smooth, verti-
some old physics examinations. I have never cal waU<
taken physics. In high school somebody told Yes, yes, this is it, the very situation des-
me that physics was full of ergs and amps, cribed in the problem. Only one item is
which I nervously pictured as small, evil missing from the data. Simp slides behind
creatures with grinning green heads and the ladder and calls up to the dozing car-
bodies made of old Everready flashlight bat- penter:
teries, so I stayed well away from the sub- „Hey> there    How much do you weigh>
ject. Today, nothing confirms those suspic- ^ man?»
ions better than a glance through some phys- ,._      ,      ,    ,      , at.            ,  „      ..
6                 •**'•' "One hundred and fifty pounds,   replies
ics exams. .
the carpenter.
But on that evening one question—on a "Perfect!" screams Simp, and quickly with
Physics 4(a) exam-caught my eye and di- his knee> he applies the comjct force to the
lated the pupil with alarm.   It demanded:        foot of the ladder	
"A man of weight 150 lbs. is 20 feet up a
1 j j xl e x a _.• l • m c x Best draw the curtain on the rest of this
ladder, the foot of which is 10 feet away
,                    xt       _x-   i      ii    tj: xi.         * sombre episode.  Leave the strangely twisted
from a smootn, vertical wall.   If the coefficient of friction of the foot of the ladder and '
.,              j.r.i              v*               xv figure scuttling away with shrieks of crazy
the ground is .6, how much force must be °
exerted at the foot of the ladder to make laughter.  In the cause of science a carpenter
the ladder slip?" has died before he has lived, without ever
AT        .      i xv   v    x i •     vx-         r knowing the exquisite head, the thrilling
As I pondered the brutal implications of
...           ..           A ,   .,   ,           .             , roundness, of a new nail,
this question, put forth by a science notorious for its practical application of know- Ratio Of Ladders To Atoms
ledge, a grisly scene came into focus in my Well, until I  read that question I was
mind: ready to believe the apologies of the physi-
c.       ,      -.        -      - cists  responsible  for breeding the  atomic
"               "                y bomb.   We're really swell fellows, they told
Arnold Simp, a former Physics 4(b) stu- ^ who wouldn>t hurt a fly.    (Uniess> that
dent easily identifiable by the dark ellipsoids is  he>s standing on a ladder 20 feet above
under his eyes, is walking past a building ^  gtmmd)  etc }     But  after  seeing thJs
under construction, (for a touch of dramatic gample  of  leaming from physics  4(b))  T
irony calculated to wench your heart out, wonJer lf perhapS we haven-t been giving
we'll make it the new Physics Building). As the cyclotron jockeys too much benefit of
Simp passes, his eye falls on a carpenter the doubt. Maybe they've got a mean streak,
standing on a ladder. This miserable car- being  possessed  by  ergs,  amps  and  God
penter has been standing on his ladder for knows   what   other   mischievous   atomies.
months, at $1.25 an hour, his hammer up- Ma>'be il would have been better if Newton
,        ,,,      «             ii.i.      i. had never been hit on the head by an apple.
raised, waiting for somebody to bring him a .            .        ,         .  ,           . .              ,   .
An apple got us into trouble once belore,
nail,    Suddenly  an ugly  glint  comes into remember
Simp's eyes.   Whipping his sliderule from its
,.      i        ii     .      !•       ii,-             .i Anyhow, it strikes me as mighty significant
scabbard, and basing his calculations on the ,       ,     _ .         _   , ,.           f       ,
that the bcionce Building is the only one on
length of the shadow cast by Colonel Shrum .i, , 0,,m„,,. ,i,„i „.„r, „ T.     „,  •     t   i
° the campus that groans, it remains to be seen
i.oarby,  he  reckons   that  the  carpenter  is now tne new Physics Building will show its
t'\actiy 20 fee! up the ladder.   Through his contrition, but don't be surprised if it bays
bare feet he senses that the coefficient of at the moon.
With Malice Aforethought UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Over a month
DOCTRINE OF has passed since
SOVEREIGNTY 'Time", an American magazine, In
its reporting of the John L. Lewis
trial, mentioned the fact that the
"Government, ,as the 'sovereign',
believed it stood above the laws
which applied to its private citizens.", There has apparently been
little comment on this rather old-
fashioned attitude taken by the
American Government.
Had the Government any specific sovereign in mind, upon whom
it was modelling itself—or was the
reference merely to sovereigns in
general? Possibly rather an academic point. But it may be further asked, when a government
of the people—the American Gov-
• '
Even genial old
POINTS OP Senator    Bilbo
LAW seemed for a time
to linger on tine
shady side of the street, until it
was pointed out to his inquisitors
that it is an old Southern tradition for those in power to exchange
favors and gifts with their friends.
"In the South we alius elect po*
This effervescent tendency of the
government to rise above the law
has been justified on the grounds
that the government, as the representative of the people, must enact
the people's affairs in the most ef-
• 1
In   this   latter
THE OLD regard, a lectur-
LAW GAME er on this campus, himself an
American, claims, with some pride,
that the Americans are not a "well
disciplined people," that for them
•  ^
Contrasted with
NORTHERN these gay desper-
CONTRAST adoes were the
people of Canada
who were so disciplined as to allow
the continued infliction of price
ceilings and other such wartime
measures upon themselves.
There seems, however, to be acme
confusion here between a disciplined population — one which
abides by the legal enactments of
a truly representative government,
and which attempts to interpret
the spirit of laws, aa a guide to
'conduct conducive to the best operated country^-and a subservient
population—which allows extra-
legality on the part of government
and lawlessness on the part of
ernment, that is—stretches its pinions and rises above the law, just
who is left down on the ground?
After a quick glance at the general picture, one might be tempted
to conclude—nobody. John L, Lewis certainly places little confidence
in the validity of law-JWhen it
comes to blows, he and the Government get well up in the Olympian reaches of extra-legalism for
the clinches. Again, the "Columbians Inc.", fighting a running battle with the State of Georgia, the
Jews, the Communists, and the
Negroes simultaneously, regard
the entrance of the law into the
struggle with a rather jaundiced
eye—unless such intrusian be made
in the interests of their own personal safety.
ficient manner, and that when existing law does not meet the situation, extra-legal measures must
be adopted.
The legal code, however, constitutes the one link between the
people and their government. If
the laws are not adhered to by the
government, that government
ceases, to the extent that it diverges from the law, to represent
the nation, To grant the government such extra-legal powers appears, in the light of past events,
to pave the way to tyranny, just as
surely as lawlessness in the population leads to anarchy.
• ~~
cracy would lead to tyranny or
law, but in getting caught breaking the law. Life is one long, hilarious game with the forces of law
and order—the contest kept fair by
legislation which further cripples
the power of the authorities.
A hundred years ago Lord
Macaulay warned the American
people, and was derided for so
doing, that their constitution was
"all sail and no anchor". That
long ago he was able to prophesy
that the course of American democracy would lead to tyrany or
anarchy. Apparently it has done
even more, it has lead to both.
It behooves the United States to
turn some of her attention from
building her walls against Communism, toward rooting out the
growing Fascism and Anarchy
within the walla. Whatever opinion we may hold of Communism,
we must never forget that the last
war was fought against Fascism,
and that the struggle is not yet
Letters to the Editor
• 853 Pine Street,
Kamploops, B. C.
They tell me that nowadays, if
you fire a gun from any point (x)
on the UBC campus, you're sure
to hit a former teacher.
This observation would at first
appear to be in the nature of ?■
suggestion, however, that is not
the reason for its inclusion. Rather
is it my excuse for writing to a
UBC publication, in an effort to
contact, as many teachers (and
professors as possible.
For there is a book long overdue
in making its appearance, and it
is only through the cooperation of
teachers that the said book will
The title of the book hasn't yet
been decided. It may be "Teacher's Pets", "Scene: a Classroom"
or perhaps "Full well they
Laughed." The book (is there a
publisher in the house?) will be ?i
collection of favorite ancedotes of
teachers—hilarious incidents culled from the experiences of a
few hundred teachers. It is not
intended to be another collection
of "howlers," nor a rehash of
what contributors have read in
some other book.
You are probably wondering
what sort of story is required.
For that reason, and because one
story ivariably suggests another,
here are a couple of samples from
the collection to date:
There is the one told by ex-
Inspector T. W. Hall, about the
small boy who had finally been
persuaded to "recite something"
at the school concert. His uliti-
ir,ate effort was the hit of the
"Twinkle, twinkle, twinkle—
dammit! I put in too many 'twinkles'."
And I don't think you will have
heard of the small school on the
banks of the Thompson River, nor
of the "newspaper" it printed
from time to time. An embryo
Jack Scott, feeling that some
mention   should   be   made    of    a
bridge that was being constructed
in ihe vicinity, submitted an article bearing the arresting (shall
we say?) headline: 64 PILES
By now, I think, most teachers
will have recalled a story or two
suitable for the collection. For
that matter, many readers of this
letter, quite apart from teachers
will undoubtedly have in their
repertoire a potential contribution
Will they all do me a big favor-
rip out a page from their looseleaf books (while the spirit moves
them), jot down an ancedote or
two, and mail it (them) to me
at the above address? And one
more favor—it might "help the
cause" if a few copies of this
"Ubyssey" were left within the
range of vision of story-saturated
Yours Truly
Desmond Howard.
(Arts '32)
Menorah Society
Alters Charter
The Menorah Society announces
that as of today, it has entered an
international organization and will
now be known as B'nai B'rith Hil-
lel Foundation. President of Hil-
lel is Bud Guiwich and Counsellor is Rabbi David Kogen, formerly of New York,
First program of HUM will be
a series of weekly discussion
groups which will commence tomorrow, Wednesday. All students
on the campus are invited to attend these meetings and tomorrow's schedule is as follows: 12:30
Current Jewish Problems, 3:30
Class in Beginners' Hebrew, 4:30
Places of meetings will be announced tomorrow morning on
the Menorah section of the Quad
notice board.
Ha Ha Ha.
Westerners, particularly extreme
Westerners such as Vancouveritcs
appear to be, always have their
yearly laugh on snow-bound Ontario in Mid January.
We couldn't help laughing at
the struggle of the poor Toronton-
ians this week, as we read of their
frantic—and futile efforts to make
their way around the icampus of
Toronto Varsity through wicked,
and presumably hip-deep, drifts.
January 7th's issue of the Varsity
from that noted Toronto institution carries a news story by one
Jean Murray:
"The rattle of harness heard
around the campus at about three
or four a.m. these snowy mornings," she reports, "is not brought
on by tardy home-comers from a
sleighing party. It is a horse-drawn
snow-plough, operated by members
of the ground staff of the university in the wee small hours
* while little traffic is abroad to
hamper their work of clearing the
side-walks ..."
Ha ha ha.
Toronto, the pride of the east,
the epitome of modern metropolitan culture, the ancient centre of
scientific advance, resorting to the
horse-drawn snow-plough. Next,
they will be telling us that the
aeroplane is just a fad; and insist
on travelling by dog-team. We
shouldn't be at all startled to hear
that electricity is a dangerous and
sacreligious invention, disturbing
to the life and well-being of good
Torontonians. Yes Sir, lets all
adopt the old gas-mantle lamp.
The story of Toronto's blister-
ingly cold weather, her snowed-in
condition for so long each year,
and the inferiority of her climate
is one of particular humour to
Vancouverites, as they bask in
year-'round sunshine. Good manners, ..however, forbid us even
mention the ludicrous contrast. But
that story about the horse-drawn
snow-ploughs.    ....
Ha ha ha!
General Meeting of Concert and
Orchestra Society will be held
on Wednesday at 12:30 in Arts
Meeting of all Jokers in A100 at
12:30 Wednesday. Both Pack and
Deck members must attend.
FOR RENT — Single room for a
male student, 4680 West 11th.
Warm, clean, quiet, and comfortable. No meals offered.
Please call in person.
SPC will hold a General business
meeting and Elections on Friday
in Arts 100 at 12:30.
A parcel has come in to the Extension Dept. addressed to Mrs.
H. Bertand. The parcel has come
from England and has been at
the Extension Dept. for some
time. Anyone having knowledge
of the owner please contact the
Extension Dept.
Parker fountain pen ..Saturday
morning in Library or between
Library and Arts bldg. Reward.
Phone KErr. 2482 R.
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for Fraternities & Sororities
566 Seymour Street
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