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No. 18
"Little Assembly" To Spark UN
Week Activities At University
UBC will have its own United Nations next week, when
students take over as representatives of various countries
to discuss international problems.
 — — 3    Part of a Dominion-wide program to
commemorate   United   Nations   day,
Beaver Club Offer
10 Scholarships To
Student Veterans
Beaver Club scholarships will be
•warded for the first time in 1949.
The scholarships have an annual
value of not more than £500. They
will be tenable at any university or
college in Great Britain.
Not more than ten scholarships will
t< awarded this year. Their duration
v.all be decided by tlie selection
Candidates must be Canadian citi-
■:<-??3 and have served at least one
year in tho Canadian Armed Forces
:.! World War II or be tho son of a
man who so served.
Candidates will not be disqualified
by marriage.
Information regarding this scholar-
fc'iip can be obtained from Dean
W.ilter H, Gage in Room 10 of the
Arts Building.
Extension Dept.
Help To
Help for students having difficulty with French courses is
being provided by the UBC Extension Department.
A special course offered by the Detriment provides an opportunity for
;raoticing French conversation. The
course, which began Monday night,
13 given by Madame Isabella Burnada,
authority on French language and
Lectures in the course will cover a
period of sixteen weeks. They are
I'.clJ at the Vancouver Normal Shool
on Mondays and Thursdays from 8 to
530 p.m.
Madame Burnada will make use of
special films to assist in correct French
[Tonounciation. This feature is proving popular with students.
Cuts Due As
At 18 of T
Toronto, Oct. 21 — (CUP) — Drastic cutting of student council budgets
has not been confined to UBC this
year, according to a report from the
Ur.iveritys of  Toronto.
U of T Students' Administrative
Council last week moved to meet rising costs by slashing expenses all thc
way do\vn the line. The 1948-49
bdget will be completely overhauled
Cause was said to be an expeccted
decrease in revenue from student
(oes, The budget, drawn up last
spring, was based on an estimated
revenue of $37,000. However, ciu-ol-
racnt figures indicate SAC fee revenue for tho year will bo closer to
SAC, searching for ways and moans
cf cutting down on many activities
without hampering tlie efficiency of
any, ia preparing a detailed financial
report designed to fit in with decreasing expenditures.
Meantime expenditures by SAC
committees were halted until tlie
new budget is brought in by the Fin-
Mte committee,
Sunday, the week long activities will
include a  "little assembly" modelled
on the UN general assembly.
Don Lanskail, UN club president
said that the program was being undertaken in Canadian universities "to
marshall support for the concept of
a  world federation."
Popular newspaper columnist, Elmore Philpott will be a principle in
tho week's events when ho addresses
students, .Tuesday noon in the auditorium.
cv. Dean CRecil Swanson of Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral is
another prominent visitor who will
speak on the United Nations, Friday.
Tho "little assembly'' will take place
Wednesday evening in the Brock Hall.
The student who is to represent Russia was not disclosed at press time.
UN club executive announced that
during the week a membership drive
will bc undertaken. "It is the duty
of every peace-loving citizen to support UN iri order that it may succeed,"
officials said.
Cther featur esof UN week include
a parliamentary forum debatce, Thursday on "Has the UN Failed." Films
and an international song and dance
festival are other events.
Gardeners Offered
Extension Classes
Having troubles in your back garden?
The growing of fruits, vegetables,
and flowers appeals to many a city
dweller. A hive of bees fits nicely
into the comer of a city lot and a few
chickens can go Tar in solving the
food problem in these days of high
UBC Extension Evening Classes are
offering courses in Amateur Gardening, Beekeeping, and Poultry Husbandry this year.
Two courses commenced on October 19 at 8:00 p.m.
General Botany is being given by
Professor John Davidson in the Applied Science Building at UBC, and
Amateur gardening under tho direction it Professor A.G. Barss and G. H.
Harris will be given at the Vancouver
Normal School.
Professor C. A. Lloyd and J. Becly
will present a course in Poultry Husbandry commencing October 20'at
Ihe Normal school.
A course in Beekeeping will bc offered at the Vancouver Normal school
on October 20.
Appendix Plus
Pain Gets Docs
Info Big Game
LONDON, Ont., Oct. 21 (CUP) A
story is tfoing the rounds that an
ardant University of Western Ontario
fan was stricken with a <ase of acute
appendicitis just prior to a football
Doctors were immediately called
and tho unfortunate fan was whisked
off to a local hospital. Still clutched
in his right baud were two reserve
scat tickets.
Thc surgeon on duty sized up the
situation. As soon ns the anaesthetic
had taken effect, he pocketed thc two
precious tickets.
Tlie ailing appendix was swiftly removed and shortly afterwards tho
lucky doctor and his assistant were
seen   entering   tho   Stadium   gate.    '
"''hey cheered lustily for thc Varsity.
WURF Offers
Cup To Radsoc
A cup will be offered for competition in dramatic radio production
among the four western universities.
This cup will bo offered by the
British Columbia division of tlie Canadian Association of Broadcasters.
Gwynn Gilmore, URS program director, speaking to the annual convention of the Canadian Association,
c.sked that air time be given to university radio societies.
This request was granted enthusiastically by the delegates who enthusiastically agreed to broadcast the
.scries in the form of a contest.
Programs for the contest will be
done from original scripts and will be
judged from all angles of radio production.
Next March the series will bc recorded and the rpcords sent to each
university area.
Radio Societies of the prairie universities are going to inaugurate a
series cf university forum broadcasts patterned on thc forum now being produced by URS.
On Saturday, October 23rd thc university Forum will bc presented from
Brock Hall. Tlie audience will bc invited to participate by thc use of a
roving mike.
Mr. Ray Perrault, a-former member
of the URS, and one of the founders
of WURF, introduced Gwynn Gil-
r.(ore to the conference.
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'tween classes:
social events.
Owing to poor attendance at a
previous meeting, elections were restated for this week. A nominating
committee has been set up.
All students, faculty, alumni and
prospective members are invited to
attend  the meeting.
Flyers May Buy
Larger Aircraft
High-flying Thu n d c r b i r d
Squadron of Aero Club may
decide to purchase a large-type
aircraft when future plans arc
discussed at a meeting in Brock
Double Committee Room, Saturday noon.
Club now has two planes.
OUier agenda to be sanctioned at
the meeting include election of new
officers, ' aircraft bookings, cross
Daily Ubjssey Piioto By Dave Stucey
NEW CANTEEN operator, Jack Porter, almost blind Hong
ivong hero is shown here offering a light to Peter Dykes, Brock
barber. His shop offers cigarettes, chocolate bars, will eventually
include a shoe shine concession.
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Mary Mack Comes
To Campus Show
"Canada's Sophie Tucker,"
Mary Mack made her second
appcearance at a university
function within a week, Wednesday.
She was featured entertainer at tho
Commerce pepmeet, where she shared
thc spotlight with Commrce beauty
candidates for the Homecoming Thunderbird Ball.
Katiiryn Murphy was chosen Commerce Thunderbird princess.
Last Thursday, Miss Mack regaled
students at the Engineer's banquet
by dancing with two playful professors from the Applied Science faculty.
Yesterday, Miss Mack's songs wowed four thousand students, probably
the largest audinccc that will take in
a pepmeet this year. Students sat on
the floor and draped themselves over
rafters in  order to sec  tire show.
University Pipe Band, playing Pied
Piper, circled-the campus and led a
mob of curious students to the meet.
Kong Veteran)
rock Stan
Blind  Veteran   P of W To
Start   Shoeshine   Soon
Jack Porter, a young almost blind Hong Kong hero, isj
setting up shop in the south Brock basement.
He is blind from malnutrition and j
is  still  suffering  from  bcri-bcri   ac-
"Human" CCF
Will Send Ailing
Senators Home
Humanitarian CCF will send
authorization,   and   coming   Canada's Senators home to en-
University Forum will be presented
at Brock Hall on Saturday, October
23 at 2:30 and will consider juvenile
delinquency arid its underlying factors.
Tho broadcast will be transcribed
by tlie URS and rebroadcast on Sun-
clay, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. over
local radio station CJOR.
Moderator of tho broadcast will bc
Dr, Black of the Department of Psychology.
UBC students will have opportunity to hear Progressive Conservative
Party's new leader, Premier George
Drew, late in November.
Drew haa been Premier of Ontario
for tho past six years,
Long a champion of provincial
rights, Drew joined Premier Duplessis
of Qubec in making h'ls province as
ney t< an autonomous state as possible.
He is expected to discuss the newly-
adopted platform of the Progressive
Party when ho cornea to UBC,
joy their arthritis in peace, Mrs.
Dorothy Steeves disclosed at a
student CCF Club meeting,
CCF had only thc most humanitarian
reasons for wanting to abolish the
Senate, she asserted.
"Tho over-heated, humid atmosphere
of the Houses of Parliament is no
place for ailing senators,'' she said.
She flayed the "apathetic, weak-
willed swan song" of thc Conservative Party's retiring lender, John
Bracken in which he said the~Conservative Party must become the party
of tho common man.
"I fail to see how any party pledged
to support our „ gigantic exploiting
monopolies can become tho party of
tho commit man," she said.
"Social security measures require
money and that money can only come
through tho proceeds ri soialized
industry,''   Mrs,   Steeves   maintained, .'spent a good part of his time sin
quired during thc four years he spent
in   Japanese   prisoner-of-war   camps,
At present he is selling cigarettes,
chocolate bars, razor blades, shoe
laces, and will soon have a shoeshine  shop  in  operation.
Income from this will help bring
his pension up a little closer to thc
rising cost....of, living--, .   -.   .     , -. •-.
Porter was one of tlie Canadian
volunteers defendeding Hong Kong
when it feell on Christmas day, 1941.
From then until September 19*13 he
lived in prison camps with only low
grade rice, a feeble brew they called
tea and a few greens between him and
total  starvation.
About six months after the fall of
Hong Kong, a top Japanese official
arrived at thc North Point camp and
demanded that all prisoners sign"af-
fidavits saying that they would not
tteffpt to escape.
Porter refused to sign.
• hen bribery with food and c,"g-
arcttcs fajled, tlie camp commandant
had him locked in a little building
under armed guard and had his kit
taken  away.
Next day, he and six men from another camp were roped together and
taken ot Stanley Prison, where they
were given only a loin cloth then
tossed in cells.
Then followed several days of ciues-
tioning,  beatings, and foul food.
Finally, tho prisoners were deprived of all food and drink for C
days. ,
In order to get food for several
of tho men who wore suffering acutely from dysentery, all agreed to sign
the forms.
Porter was then returned to North
America suffering from bcri-bcri and
extreme weakness.
One of his most prized possessions
is a small autograph book cntaining
notes, poms and sfetches by many of
of  his   feellow-prisoners.
One of the inscriptions in the little
hand-made volume reads, "Aug. 14
1945. Rumocrs of peace are flying
again, hope they are true thi.s time."
Shortly after this, weighing 8G
poends, Porter was returned to Vancouver an dto hospital, whore he has
Ian Happy As
Plans Final
Ian McKenzie announced the final
programme for the threo days Homecoming festivities today.
The Homecoming Princess will be
chosen Saturday by all: students attending the football game.
Wednesday, October 27: Convocation
ceremonies, official opening ol the
new wing of tlie library and opening
of tlie art gallery in the library basement.
Thursday, October 28: Big: Block
meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Brock for
both men and women. •   y
Friday, October 29: Pep meet at 12:30
p.m. when tlie Homecoming Princess
will be presented.
game    (College   of   Idaho   vs. . UBC
Thunderbirds) 2:00 p.m. ''. . :.
4:00 p.m. Newman Club open new
7:00 p.m. Potlatch presented by
university clubs in  tlie auditorium.
8:00 p.m. Basketball game-(Grads
vs. undergrads) in the gym.
9:00 p.m. Thunderbird ' Princess
Dance in tire Armories.
. In the course of an Engilsh 200 lecture the other day
Dr. G. P. V. Akrigg said, "... Chaucer went to Genoa
and visited Florence , . ."
A roar arose from thc back row before he was permitted
to finish his statement.
Amidst the wave of laughter the reel-faced professor
quipped, "There is only one thing worse than lecturing
Freshmen and that is taking Sophomores,"
New Signboard May j
Blossom On Mall
Two Architectural students have I
been commissioned by Students I
Council to design a novel signboard,!
which will be placed in the center|
of the Mall.
If faculty consent is granted thijl
signboard will be placed on the Malll
between   the   Arts  building   and  the|
Library. 7K.?f|^
According to Roger Pederson, prea-l
ident of tho LSC, this signboard will!
herald coming events of campus in-|
Peter Cotton, one of the designers,!
claims the signboard will be of suchj
a novel and interesting design 03 if\
attract interest of its own accord.
"For this reason Council is con-l
fident that faculty consent will not be|
withheld," says Pederson.
The piu-pose of this signboard is notl
to   replace   oilier   signboards  on   the
campus, but to be an attractive and
useful supplement to them. Page 2
Thursday,   October   21,   1948.
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love letters    by watson & van der koo£>
Towards; tho. end; of OAober every year,
UBC br-ims over:-with, more collegiate whoop-
dfe*do.than nti any othar time of the year.
We^giye'g^ads a.good showfor their Homecoming; money. Homecoming wraps up tho
university.' in, one nutshell week: tlie noisy
excitements.o£.> a. football gamo, tho leg ;;how
qftsatin* skirted, majorettes, the romance of a
odtegs, dance;
AlUmnh who* have fanned out over the
world from their adolescent university will
"be back to sing-tho old songs, wave the tfold
and blue again and join in the raucous fun
that is college students at play.
There will be more to tho show this year,
the awarding of degrees as tho university
sends another crop into the mill and the
opening ofi the new. library wing, dream of
every student since 1922 who ha.s sat on
crowded stairways in an attempt to study.
Buti Homecoming is more than the>muddy
warfare of tha gridiron, yells, songs., and
pretty legs.
In thc showcast of Homecoming week* the
university displays its 30-ycar contribution
to British Columbia and especially its major
contribution—better citizens.
The men and women who will wander
through tho' UBG campus, next week with
class buttons on their lapels are a composite
of British Columbia, its lawyers, teachers
ministers, business men, and housewives.
For them, Homecoming Ls, of course, £> lot
of fun. But it is also the most effective report on their old school that graduates receive. Their continued report on UBC of their
alumni- association' of* tho undertakings of
the university depend in large measure on
the show put on for them hy, today's 'kids."
Operation Pigskin Deserves More Fans
. Tlie Canadian Legion's "Operation P.tg-
skih"'is being thrown for a loss.
Only three cars have been offered to bring
disabled vets to UEC for Saturday afternoon
football games. Legion officials expressed regret* that they'would not be able to bring out
as many veterans as they had hoped.
Operation Pigskin is one of the worthiest
efforts;of this year's Legion. It should not he
allowed'to fail.
Tlie plan to bring hospitalized veterans to
football matches should have universal appeal. The chance to- free an ex-serviceman
from the boredom and confinement of a hos
pital ward by taking him along to your-football game is an easy opportunity for service.
lt will he a whale of a time for vets who
may have played the game themselves at one
Recent newspaper headlines which may
have tossed a handful or so of mud on the
university's name are forgotten by persons
who feel personal gratitude for generous service offered by the university or its students.
Thc legion is buying tickets for tho hospitalized vets, all Operation Pigskin involves is
offering a lift to a guy who can't get out on the
street to thumb.
letters to the editor
Dear Sit;
It i:; unfortunate that at a time
when University of Briliah Columbia officials are hoping that
further funds will he forthcoming
from the Provincial Government
or other cuiircns to complete, their
building program and begin tho
esi'ablii.hment of a medical faculty
that highly-exaggerated charges
cf misappropriation of fund'! by
last year's Student Council r.houhl
find their way into downtown
Surely, no cue in a resea.nablo.
crate of mind actually believes
that Grant Livinge.t'ono, Bob Harwood and other member:; of last
year's Council are Guilty of any
serious "misappropriation" of
management and unwarranted expenditure on certain nt l.ivitao:-,,
but not. diphoriPaly or oaibcv/lc-
mciu' which is certainly implied
by irresponsible individuals, by
hasty and ill-considered mn:.s
voting at thc AMS meeting, by tho
whole procedure of sessions "in
camera" and by the spectacle oi
Bob Harwood trying to get an adequate hearing and employing
legal aid,     «
It is not difficult to realize tho
effects of this publicity on the
people, who   read   tho   downtown
r.ow::p-per.1:, v.-ho aro already r.us-
( e;,t;l.-)i- I > the :-. i\...,',i: i...!:: 1,1 nf
: on.r: .,!' lh. . is ; ■ 11 ■ 1 i,.. t 1 . nd who
are lead to believe tin.- veae t. fill:;
unfortunate publicity 1."'. st.; not
only i 11 the- ind.vidi; 1 .; under
''inve,;i atiou" i.-nd tic. ■ • i:; 1:0
way of determining hew these
damaging implication-; may affect
their future careers 1, but also on
UP.f a.s a whole. Il' also jeopardize the aid mptr'of UBC official.1
in interc-sthir; the government and
p-.>! It- - of i'ritisli Columbia into
ct ntrihuting additional and vit-
ali.y-r.eiedcd   funds.
Finally, I cannot help but condemn tho cheap sensationalism of
the- Daily Uby.ssey with respect
to thi.'j whole affair. The use of
such expressions in editorial:; ns
"right tin gods flushed with thc
importance of their new-found
glory" and ''fattening the reputa-
I'ir.n o,' Paul Plant with a petty
sideshow" can only succeed in
arousing a great deal of animosity
and further unfavorable publicity
for this university.'
Krari'-ene disagreed with my
view:; tho other day and argued
that sensationalism was a good
Ihhu» and that it stirred up interest in what was going on among
the studenta whoso spirit was
"deplorable." 1 agree that it is an
exec llcut achievement ' in this
seme, but surely tin- Daily Uby.ssey
(an .stir up ii.tt rest with constructive sensationalism rather than
with its pi t .cut sen: stiona! ieni
based on sex, alcolit.lie:-', "DVA
i'..V]'ing," and attacks en members'
of tho Student Council and other
campui; groups. This; policy approaches irresponsibility.
I am .sorry that I have had to
:-:;:c-al; out this way, I do not particularly tnji.v making possible
enemies' and I hope that those who
feel themselves the target of these
remarks will accept it as a personal and sincere feeling of regret
that sr> much damage has already
been done to the reputation of the
individuals and to the prestige ot
UBC  in  general.
Tho "Plant Committee" .should
as early, a.s possible, arrive at tho
obvious conclusion that what, was ,
done last year was done in good
faith and a statement to the downtown press should make it clear ,
that the characters of those individuals under "investigation" arc
irreproachable with respect to thc
alleged    misappropriations.
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The .seven titiy.s ccynnicncing Wednesday,'
October 0, marked a very important, phase oi
university life,. Qn thi^t, date, at a KQjtip.ral
meetinR of thc. Alma,Mater Society, itt wa§
decided that he following week should he
set aside as,''Bo.kind to Columi^sts Week."
Wc of the Press (Sam's. Press and Cleaners)
were deeply, moved. One of the, columnists,
in fact, was so impressed by'this token that
ho is unable to continue. We understand that;
this writer desires to institute q poll qffpiibliic,
opinion which will determines the popularity
of the vpr'ious features, of this paper. Obvi-.
lusly, thc liighcst rating will go to the ai't-
icle with widest appeal; we propose, therefore, to split our,-column into .two parts. Half,
will bc for those mho arc reasonably intelligent, while the other half, will,be for themaj-
ority of university students. We leave the
choice as to which half applies entirely up
Lo the individual, but poin out that the intelligent half follows immediately.
Radio "give-away" shows have received a
tremendous amount of undue publicity in
Ihe past few months. This plague of programs
will have nothing to offer except a few
hundred thousand dollars, is a cause of great
concern among radio comedians, and Fred
Allen. Allen, displayed his writing ability
when ho presented an excellent, satire on
''Stop the Music," one of tho n^ost obnoxious
of this type of program. A great deal more
opposition should be forthcoming.
It is incredible that any such valueless
network broadcast >3 Stop the Music should
attract the attenion of a whole nation. For
in infinitesimal possibility of being chosen
to participate, countless people aro. willing
to submit themselves to thirty or sixty minutes of, pure, unadulterated misery. (Readers
in.'iy Mile,I Utile mon.' emphatic noun::.)
PhiHefcophically-miiided people lealiwj
that this mania is .merely, another, ou.ttjrqyvth
of the' underlying\ materialistic,. vie-wP.Wnt, of-,
Americans and Canadians dike. Other listeners, thinking of the entertainment possibilities of radio, -have great difficulty, excusing such programs on any grqund?, Therp
is, however, one group of people who are extremely happy over this situa^ipn, But who
wouldn't be happy, realizing thousands of
dollars weekly ihroufih such an advertising
It, is refreshing to sec that qne comedian
will not,adhere to the sticky advertising copy
of sponsors. Unfortunately, this one, man,
Henry Morgan, is unable, to keep his. sponsors
for any length of time, due, to, his unusual
approach to commercials. This.- different
style, in our opinion, might well be copied
hy others. The strain on thc listener -wqnkl
be. considerably, lessened, while,, in all;'probability, sales would increase. It is very sad
that-no company has yet made, arrangements
to carry Morgan, who, apart from his advertising creed, is a comedian's comedian,
It appears inevitable that, nothing .will stop
tho decline of the quality of modern bucks-;
tcring, that nothing will be done..about, thc,
presentation of such programs as we hear
today. One hundred million Americans can't
be wrong, just stupid.
Radio "give-away'' shows have received a
tremendous amount of undue publicity in
the past few months. This plagucof.programs
which have nothing to offer..except. . . etc-l
etc. etc.
Now arc wo all friends again?
All Froh English rugby players are
reminded that from now on all frosh
practices will be held en Wednesday
at 3:30.
There will be n meeting of all those
interested in tlie U.N. in Arts 201 nt
12:30 today, Tho purpose is to commence a discussion nroup on world
den ft in Psychology, Sociology,
Social Work etc., will bo shown in
tho auditorium nt 12:30 today (Thus,
Oct. 23.)
Oct. 21 at 12:30 in IIM-1.
it-; regular nioetini! in Ai't.s 2:>1 Fri.
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Frock Hall 12:30 p.m.
ii.ne," in Aggie 100 at' 12:30 on Thins,
to tho "Now Look" displayed on a
Oct, 21. Feminine fashions from Mii'i
series of 12 fascinating miniature
in touch with scouting while at
University, tho Scout Club meets
every Friday noon in Arts 104,
in D opu.s 3f> will bo presented Friday
Oct.. 22 for the noon hour concert in
the double committee Room Brock
UBC amateur radio assoe. (VE7ACS)
will be held in HS-*> at neon Thurs,
Oct. 21. All member:; turn out. Interested non-members welcome.
Brock Hall this Saturday, Oct. 23, Al.
MacMillan's oreji,  Dancing, 0 to  12.
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Page 3
This Little Editor Joins 1 fi<
Lam bQcoming.a martyr for the University
Nayab Training Division.   -
It ajlihapppned this way.
I was standing, absently, as usual, in tho
main doorway of the Armories a few weeks
ago when two sleek Pacific Stages rolled up
to the doors. There were several other characters standing around in sailor suits— I felt
deprived cause I didn't have one—and they
kind of coaxed m'e on the bus (with bayonets
borrowed from the OTC showcase). Before
I'realized it they wcre.pushing mo into a big
room they persisted in calling tho ship.. It
didn't matter that the thing was a building
and on very dry land—it was a ship,
A funny little follow in a captain's uniform,
(I later discovered that ho was a sub-liou-
tonant) was trying to make me write an exam. Imagine, an exam in October. It wasn't
tough and I thought if this was all,you had to
do if they wanted you to join the navy, it
mu$t be, a cinch outfit. After several, ques-
tjgn^.I wa?. ready to bo saved from the'hopeless mire by Alcoholics Anonymous.
They decided that- I had. passod tho test.
How, I don't know, I only answered three
questions out of the eighty.) and it was time I
hadia medical.
First on the list was an X-ray. Because I
was. still pretty dubious about joining this
navy-they tied my hands and threw me in
tho back of a shore patrol wagon. Wo sallied
forth into the dark trails of Stanley Park.
When thc truck flopped in what I iigurcd
was the general vicinity of Prospect Point I
started to wonder how much tho navy curtailed their rating's love life. I had been
parked at Prospect Point with something
much nicer than this sailor who definitely
wasn't my type,
It happened that we were only out of gas
so I was kindly dragged out of the back and
pulled across thc road to thc nearest car and
told to syphon some gas from the tank. Gasoline didn't appeal to me since I'm strictly a
.'JO underproof boy. I was persuaded that I
needed an X-ray and soon wo were on our
Now let mo toll you that when the navy
takes an X-ray of you thoy do it in.alliseri-
ousne.s.s.on a photographic plato approximately tho size uf the Arts lawn, After I had
gono through tho ordeal of having a navy
X-ray taken by an army medico in an ex*
airforce barracks at eleven at night they let
me out into the pouring rain about twenty
blocks from.home. Why didn't I take the bus?
During my medical I was told that I had
a funny sounding heart. I should have after
that encounter at Prospect Point the- week
before. After three doctors had listened and
I hadlistenedwe decided that it was onlytho
condition of the navy stethescope and1, not
that of my heart. They decided that they
should take a sample (in quotes) of my.
blood. Thoy washed a gallon grog jug clean
with a little of the 90 proof left over from the
night before and took a sample (again in
quotes.) It spilled over on the floor leaving a
dirty blue stain.
I must have passod my medical to some
extent—no one knows how after working in
tho "pub"—because two medicos carried me
before a screening board on a nice soft
stretcher. They only asked me one question
before I screamed that I didn't want to join
the navy. I had only wanted a ride home-on
tho bus.
"You're in."
I was in the navy.
Looking Back
The problems of tho War Memorial
Gymnasium aree by no means limited
to this-decade, In 1925 (April29) a-eo.n-
mittee was appointed to look into
tho proposition of borrowing money
for a gymnasium, and this was the
beginning of our present gym, Plans
were made for the construction of a
gymnasium and a Women's Union
Building,   January,   192G.
Following in their predecessors footsteps, tho 1948 AMS passed "That
for tho present:.fiscal year- tho bursar bo requested to pay to tho War
Memorial Gymnasium fund that part
of the AMS fees which- has been
pledged to it.''      ' '
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P«n Cecil Swanson, of Christ
Church Cathedral will bc the speaker
at tho first Fall University Chapel
Service, sponsored by the Student
Christian movement. The service will
lee- held today at 12:30 in the Anglican
College   Chapel.
Dean Swanson will speak on "Thc
Place of Faith in Life," I'he Chapel
services will be conducted monthly
in cither tho Anglican or United Colleges.
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of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, will address
students in Physics 200 at. 12:30 noon on Thursday. He.is the
Director of London's Victoria and Albert Museum and has been
visiting many Canadian.museums in his tour of the Dominion.
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First UBC f dice Court
Clamps Down On Speeders
The long arm of the law has spewt onniinously over the
University Endowment Lands.
high court trial.
The accused, charged with driving
his rented car at a speed of fifty miles
per hour and passing several cars
dangerously, stated his own defence.
lie said that, he was under the impression that the thirty-five mile-per-
hour governor on tho car was in working order and therefore paid little attention to the speedometer.
Tlie Magitsratc, however, extended
leniency towards the accused and
let   him   off   with   a   reprimand.
In keeping with the new policy of
liilting at tire "crime wave" in and
about the cniversity, the sProvincial
Police judge, Magistrate Ferguson"
dealt with students who have corn-
fitted infractions of the traffic laws.
Among oilier sefmary convictions
cases, was a typical ease of a UBC
student charged with speeding down
the cniversity boulevard after Saturday's  football   dance.
Unlike the usual downtown "get a
ticket—pay the fine" variety o£ conH
victions, the session was carried out
with all thc legality and drama ot al
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■•«'■"■ With FRED ROWELL
.Thunderbird trackmen bowed
9Ut «f competition in the Pacific
.,'' North-Wwt Conference in a blaze
oi elory at Walla Walla, Washington last May 22nd.
Outstrippiri| the opposition they
scored 57 points to Whitman's 32,
; PugetSound 26, Lewis and Clark
13*4,  Pacific 7    with  Willamette
*iwl Idaho trailing with 3 points
, Some   measure   of   this   over
whelming triumph can be appreciated when it is understood that
bcwb of the colleges were confident "of victory the night before
^with an expected 27 points.
1 Last year UBC won the meet
:'©ii the outcome of the relay with
■.'.'...«    '   ,27   p6int&  Nothing, was  left  to
/ chance as the Birds took the lead
\ ir/ter^,three events, 17 points to 7,,
'■, and 8 for their closest pursuers.
. if"rom that point on it developed
into a procession and the only
competition was for second place
uv the final standings.   ,
;. Pat,Minchin defended his title
in the' mile, beating off a vigorous
challenge from Lewis and. Clark
1^ the home stretch, to win in 4'
%in! Bpt» Piercy took third place
. iterty ysjKilfl' ahead of the rest of
ih'e'fiejd'. .' ".'
. >-. e, -.•;....<
EraHennTger toyed with his field
^n the quarter to the fouling marie
i&A > then, took, the lead to stride
*wW and win, by, ten yards in the
'"xiqw "conference  record  time  of
J " White and ciark threw a ecare
| ihtd fchlck Turner in the hundred
*-y«rd heat" and he burned up the
ciaders" in the final to win by four
'ujctjes iia". the  record  equalling
,;tuae of 98"
ft 'Ellmers repeated Ws defeat of
;Aj"'Baiii-,ln .the half mile only to
•bjiye Doug Knott stride through
kt'.Qi. tape to take the title and a
nex record of V 00.4"'. White had
his revenge iri the 220 and Turner
hid to be content with a second
"place to White's 21.5".
Piercy walked away with the
two mile and only his deaf ear
prevented him "from breaking the
10* ' record when he missed the
time on the last lap. He won going
away over two hundred yards
ahead of the field.
ff&aj>. EVENTS--
1 '.In;the field, events Blair made
H'three years in'a row in the high
jump and set a new record of 6'
3' i-i. pavelich defended his shot
put'i,title .successfully and took
second• place in the discus. Freshman Jloy took third place in the
javelin and fourth place in the
discus.  . .''*&i|S!H
' 'Unfortunately Nickerson and
freshman. Ketchen injured their
ankles in the pole vault and broad
jump respectively and had to
withdraw from further competition. . •
. The Thunderbird9 finished off
their day,of glory by taking the
"relay, Henniger coming from ten
;y»rds behind to first place in 3'
'28.8".   ' •
*   The Thunderbird Thinclads con-
^tinued  in   competition "until   the
-Olympic trials. Davo Blair, John
' Pavelich, Bob Piercy and Ez Henniger were selected to mako the
'trip back east.
Blair and Pavelich finished sec-
' ond in the high jump and shot p\ft
respectively. The winners of these
events were selected for the Canadian ■ Olympic Team. Bob Piercy
was forced,to drop out of the 5,000
metres after leading for over two
miles. The race was run in a hot
humid 95 degrees. Henniger was
fourth in 400 and 800 metres turn-
■ ing times of 49,4" and 1'55.7' on
successive days,
■' Henninger ran fifth in his heat
at London and just missed quali-
.fying for the next.round in 1'55,3"
which was good enough to qualify him for the 4 x 880 relay in the
British Empire vs U.S.A. meet ot
^Tute City.
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Hot Time From
'Visiting Whitman  Gridsters
Meet   Revamped   Thunderbirds
Whitman have taken on for this weekend,
territory into which to carry their gospel than the ones from
Never have a group of missionaries had more dangeroUs
If Don Wilson and his Thunderbird
footballers have their way the visiting clerics will be boiled in oil and
eaten alive. The 'Birds are out for
After the amazing showing against
Willamette last week, UBC local experts have conceded them every oos-
sibility of winning their first game of
the season and second in conference
Play.   ,
Adding more incentive to the 'Birds
desire for a win is the heartbreaking
7-6 loss which the Blue and Gold
Gridders took at the hands of last
year's Missionaries.
But it will be a surprise squad that
Wilson's spirjted gang meet. On paper
the Whitman gridders look poor—but
that's onjy on paper.
The first string team averages only
181 pounds with a 166 pound backfield.
Like the Thunderbirds thc squad
from Walla Walla is strictly green.
Five of the starters are playing their
first year of college ball while only
one member of,the group has had
more than two years experience,
Nevertheless, using a smart passing
attack the Missionaries have a victory
and a scoreless draw to their credit
this seeason.
Although the win was a non-conference tilt against Northern Idaho CE.
the 33-6 score which the Walla Walla
team racked up shows that the club
has really begun to roll.
They played their saw-off against
Beauty Queens
And Cheer-Leaders
For Game Saturday
Two U;BC bands, cheer leaders and beauty queens will entertain spectators at the Thunderbird - Missionaries football
duel i nthe UBC Stadium on
The shrill whine of the bagpipes
of the UBC Pipe Band, Branch V.
Canadian Legion, under the leadership of pipemajor Jimmy Munroe,
will fill the stadium between halves,
The UBC Military Band directed by
John Hutton, plan to play some
choice selections between grid plays.
Cheer Leaders Denny Pierce and
Ruth Genis will be on the sidelines
this week to lead the spectators in
their enthusiastic cheering to help
build up the morale of the team
on the field.
Beauty queens chosen from all faculties will also be on hand to supply the pulchitrude. Actual selection
of the queen of the Homecoming
will take place on the following
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Pacific University, winners over the
Thunderbirds this year by a lopsided 33-0 tally.
Bird Hoopers Travel To
Port Alberni Friday
Ten eager 'Bird hoopers will travel to Port Alberni this
Friday where they will meet a powerful club from the island
city in a two game series.
* Among  the  players  to' make  Ihe \nd  systems are  being  drilled  into
trip  will be  centre  Bill  Bell,  forwards Dave Campbell,    Jimmy Mc-
the Bird hopefuls.
At   present,   Pomfret,   head   coach
Lean,   John  Forsyth,  who  is  alter- of ba3kctball at ubC, feels that the
aim  of  the  team  is  to  prepare  for
the future. Success of the team in prc-
nating  between  centre  and  forward ]
Nev  Munroe  playing  in  a  forward
.slot for this season and guard Reid Lca£on   gamM  wiU  not  be  of   great
Mitchell, These are the six remnants
of last season's Thunderbirds."
Newcomers that may well bo slated
for positions on this year's 'Birds
include guards Boyes, Rae, Watt,
Dcsaulnier and forwards Southcott
and Phillips, Thoy make up the rest
of the list of possibilities from appearances at workouts.
The stress of workouts is still on
fundamentals. High speed drills, run-
importance   to   the   Bird   mentor.
Development of the club by January
when tho first games in Conference
ball will be played is tho prime idea
in the mind of Pomfret.
In tho meantime, the coach will
be spending his time attempting to
find a working combination of players
Hint can play as a group and can
win games.
With   tho   university   entering   the
ning and other general conditioning new   Evergreen   Conference   in   thc
processes make up the bulk of time
spent at practises.
Dribbling, style of shooting and all
the other actions that are so import
spring, UBC will be coming up
against new and more powerful hoop
aggregations. Pomfret will have his
work   cut   out   for  him   to   whip   a
ant  to  the  basketball  player  before  success team into top working shape
he should even begin to learn plays by January.
«ITHVI     HANK     fMTtlnrsl
these dates
Nov. 1
Nov. 2
Nov. 4
Nov. 5
(Seats are not Reserved)
FRIDAY,     OCTOBER    ^2nd
■CAMBIE   AT   18th
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SI LAI* AND blERN of the Whitman Missiorumes iiist stung
team aie tcntie Ed McGovein and quartet back Cal Bo^es. The
two stalwarts and the rest.of their comrades will face the UBC
Thunderbirds on Saturday at 2 p.m. when the Walla Walla
squad comes to the varsity stadium.
Olympic Wrestling
Coach To Relate
Johnny Tutte, Canadian Olympic
Wrestling Coach and National Chairman of tho A.A.U. of C. Wrestling
Committee will speak on his Olympic
cxperii nces, T'.irsd.iy, October With
at  12:30  in  Ai'l.s  lu2.
Tut to had more than his share of
problems to deal with at London.
His wrestlers) were stationed at Ux-
brirlgc which was a considerable distance from tho scene of the competition and the feeding and transportation of his team presented many
It was found that European interpretations of tho rules were in some
respects different from those prevailing in Canada with a result that
much time was wasted by the wrest
lers  in   going   through   holds  which
gained them nothing in the way of
Tutte will also outline his impressions of the "Mr. Universe" contest,
lie was one of the most popular of
'.he Olympic coaches and was always
reedy at all times to assist any athlete with massage whether he was on
the wie.'.tlinf! team or not'.
Varsity Downs
UBC Ruggermen
In Grueling Tilt
UBC ruggermen amazed
crowds yesterday by holding
down the mighty Varsity squad
to a 9-0 win.
UjBC rated the weakest up
till now in' the Miller Cup
League brought the Varsity
club tc; virtually a complete
standstill. With the exception
of the 9 points scored the senior ruggerman had few chances
to get near the pay dirt.
Varsity opened the scoring when
Ron Williams, speedy three-quarter-
man broke away to rack up the first
tally. Dunbar failed to convert.
Shortly after the Varsity scum gave
a brilliant display of short passing,
which terminated when Ron Grant
plunged over to make the score C-0.
Tho convert failed again.
UBC held the upper harid for the
remainder of the first half. They
threatened the Varsity line again and
again but their drives always landed
them just a few yards too short. They
had another piece of bad luclv when
a dead-on penalty kick was missed.
The second half was anybody's contest, both teams played brilliant ball,
but no score was made until seconds
before the final gun, when Varsity
in a dazzling display of three-line
work Hipped the ball out to wing Jeff
Corey for the final tally.
The UBC squad has showed ability
which was lacking in their former
games this year, McKenzie and Butters showed promise in the three-line,
while the whole of the scrum played
a ard and skillful game.
Varsity on the whole played its
usual gaoie, the scrum being the
most outstanding. Kicking of the converts was handled rather poorly, the
Varsity squad is badly in need of a
good place kicker.
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