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 • A GLIMPSE INTO TONIGHT—The snowball rolls
tonight at the Commodore as weeks of preparation and
practising on the part of UBC students are put into action
for the Red Cross Ball. Ubyssey photographer Art Jones
was busy with his little speed graphic the past few weeks
and above you see some random shots from his "Red Cross
Ball" file. Coed cuties of the 1945 chorus pose gracefully
in the upper left. From left to right are: Sally Panton, Connie,
Lidell, Mary Phelan, JuneReid, Topsy Russel, Joy Donegani,
QUEEN'S, COED CHORUS
H. R. MacMillan   STUDENTS TO VOTE
Trish Rogers, Audrey Buchanan, Yvette Morris, Anne
McCellan,  Jaquie  Robinson,   "Chubby"   CampbeU,  Lorna
Shields, Lib Nation, Marjorie Steele, and Mary Hammond.
Top center: Topsy Russel and Trish Rogers give their interpretation of the word cheesecake. Top right: Lou Hogan will
be surprised to see this picture.. He built the massive
"Queenly" Snowball that will be one of the star attractions
at the bair. Lower right: Pulchritude in Pyramids as Mary
Gives $47,500
To University
• H. R. MacMILLAN has
donated to the university
a sum totalling $47,500. This
money is to be used mainly
in the development of a good
course in forestry at UBC.
The donation is to be split throe
ways. $7500 per year for three
years for work in forestry and
$7500 per pear for three years for
work in fisheries constitutes $45,-
000 of the total sum. Another
$2,500 is to be used to establish a
revolving loan fund at UBC for
students in forestry who are anxious to learn the subject but are
in financial difficulties.
Dr. Norman MacKenzie says; "I
am delighted that Mr. MacMillan
and B.C. Packers have asen fit
to give $47,500 to the University of
British Columbia.
"This will be used to extend
work being done in the department of forestry and in fisheries.
/These are two of the most important basic industries in the
province and our future prosperity will in large measure depend
upon our ability to maintain an
annual return from each of them
and to process and market the
products  efficiently."
Mr. MacMillan invited all 4th
and 5th year members of the Forestry Department at UBC to a
banquet for professional foresters,
January 23.
This banquet was given to promote interest in the profession of
forestry. Addresses were given
b> both Mr. MacMillan and Dean
J N. Finlayson of Applied Science.
Mr. MacMillan outlined the development of forestry and deplored
that the education in this province
for foresters is highly inadequate.
Ho distributed advance copier,
of a booklet entitled, "Forests For
The Future" to all present.
Dean Finlayson told those present that UBC gives an inadequate
course in forestry and that a survey should be made to eliminate
tho various flav/s and introduce
improvements in a new course to
bo set up in Forestry.
ON MAJORITY REPORT
•    MAJORITY report of the student representation committee, recommending establishment of a larger student
council for UBC, was officially approved with minor changes
at a lengthy council session Monday evening.
Council members were di-
ON THE AIR
WITH THE URS
vided evenly on the question
oi the majority report and
LSE President Gordon Bertram's minority report recommending establishment of an
advisory council along with
an enlarged student council.
The deadlock was broken by the
chairman's vote. AMS President
Dick Bibbs voted for the majority
report, and the question will now
go before students for ratification
January 30.
Council's official plan will be
presented to students, but it is
not known whether adherents to
the advisory council scheme will
decide to present their plan to
students.
CRITICISM ASKED
It is the belief of some students
executives that both plans will be
presented.
Students are asked by council to
consider the plans, which have
been posted on the AMS notice
board and published in The Ubyssey, in order to have a clear idea
of the issues at stake.
In the meantime, the reports are
reing mailed to former student
officers, alumni and faculty members lor suggestion and criticisms.
The proceedings leading up to
the adoption of the majority report and rejection of the minority
report were lengthy and at times
confused council members amended reports and amended amendments before a flnal decision would
be made.
The minority report was defeated by a vote of four to three with
WAA President Lois Reid not voting. Voting for the report were
Bertram, Junior Member Allan
Ainsworth, and WUS President
Barbara Greene.
Voting against the minority re-
I'ort were Treasurer Ken Creighton, MUS President Les Raphael.
MAA President George Rush and
Secretary Helen Morgan.
Raphael   then   moved   that   the
majority report be adopted with
thc stipulation that the three
members-at-large be two members
cf the junior class and one member of the sophomore class, both
elected by the general student
body.
This was amended  to leave
out of one of the junior class
members and passed with Raphael and Creighton dissenting.
Tho position of council was stated as follows: "The original motion
to adopt the report of the student
Representation    Committee    was
carried.    Five   members 'were   in
favor and four against, the chairman voting.
"Ainsworth, Bertram and Miss
Greene dissented in favor of the
minority report; Miss Reid dissented in favor of introducing four
undergraduate representatives on
the Students' Council and excluding members-at-large and the
Men's Undergraduate President
from the Students' Council."
Council Approves
Sigma lota Pi
• ESTABLISHMENT of Sigma
Iota Pi sorority on the University of British Columbia campus
was officially approved by council Monday night. Establishment
of the new group has also been
sanctioned by the Panhellenlc Association.
A charter will be given to the
group this week.
Edith Katzn?lson is president
of the sorority. Other officers are
Irene Steiner, vice-president; Peg-
By Lipson, secretary; and Helen
Latzkar,  treasurer.
e ALL RETURNED MEN are
permitted to wear their service
uniforms to the Greek Letter Red
Cross Ball to be held tonight at
the Commodore. Permission has
been grunted by Pacific Command.
Those present please submit
name to president of CURMA
Friday.
• SECOND in the series "Music
From Varsity" will be heard
tonight over CJOR at 10:35 immediately following the 10:30
newscast.
The show, which features Musical Society talent, is written and
produced by Bill Watts of the Radio Society and will feature this
week music and songs from the
forthcoming Mussoc production of
the   "Gondoliers."
UBC Wins First
Round in Debates
• UNIVERSITY of British Columbia's Freshman debaters
won a 60 to 40 decision over Vlc-
tcrla College Wednesday night in
the Vancouver debates. UBC's
champions were Rosemary Hodgins
and Alan Roeher, Members of the
Victoria team were Ron Shepherd
and Pete Castram.
Results of the Victoria debates
were not in by midnight when the
editor-in-chief and the senior editor got tired of waiting and went
home.
Twelve Steers
From Safeway
Guests at UBC
e GUESTS on the campus are
the twelve new steers just recently arrived from thc range.
They are owned by Safeway
Stores Ltd., and are loaned to the
University in a reciprocal aid agreement.
Safeway Stores send the steers
down from the range at their own
expense and pay for the steer's
feed throughout the winter.
Aggie students care for them all
through the winter, experimenting on feeding methods and generally benefitting from the experience. The work forms the basis
of some of the students theses.
In line with the care of these
animals, students are helping to
build a fence out by the steer
barn. The fence is to facilitate
the daily weighing of the steers
ta determine the value of different methods of nutritional feeding.
—Photos by Art Jones.
Phelan, June Reid, Sally Panton, Connie Lidell, Audrey
Buchanan, and Trish Rogers line up during a dance routine.
Lower center: Aaaaaahhh. It's Joan Anderson and Roma
McDonald in a special tap specialty. Lower left: Topsy
Russel, Mary Phelan, Connie Lidell, June Reid, and Trish
Rogers in a special—heck, you can see for yourself at the
Ball tonight.
SNOWBALL
COEDS CAPER TONIGHT
FOR RED CROSS BALL
By MARIAN BALL
• HAVE YOU got the corsage? Tickets? Is your smart
new formal ready? Is your tux back from the pressers?
All set for the bigges*, best and most spectacular Red Cross
Ball ever presented by Varsity's twelve fraternities and nine
sororities? Tonight's the night and everyone's going to be
at the Commodore at 9:00. Why?
There will be a queen. One
of these sorority beauties
will be crowned queen of the
Red Cross Ball by Dr. N. A.
M. McKenzie: Alpha Delta
Pi, Anita Thompson; Alpha
Omicron Pi, Margaret Gui-
mont; Alpha Gamma Delta,
Rita Standeven; Alpha Phi,
Edith Hammond; Delta
Gamma, Esther Clarke;
Gamma Phi Beta, Andree
Blais; Kappa Alpha Theta,
Barbara Smith; or Sally
Panton, Kappa, Kappa Gamma.
There will be girls; 16 of UBC's
loveliest coeds clad in pink-and-
white and blue-and-white costumes will appear in blues and
boogie numbers. You liked them
Tuesday at the pep meet, you'll
love them tonight.
The chorines are Sally  Panton,
Connie Lidell, Mary Phelan, June
Reid, Topsy Russel, Joy Donegani,
Triah  Rogers,  Audrey  Buchanan,
Yvette  Morris,   Anne  McLennan,
Jackie Robinson, Chub Campbell,
Lorna  Shields,  Lib  Nation,  Marj
Steele and Maty Hammond.
More girls. Roma MacDonald
and  Joan  Anderson  ln  filmy
white costumes will be featured ln a tap specialty.
There will be music.   The Harmony House Orchestra under the
direction  of Richard Hyslop,  and
the   Ntebobettes   will   appear   by
courtesy of Kelly-Douglas.
There will be Raffle Prizes. A-
mong the thirty prizes which will
be drawn tonight by Mrs. N. A.
M. MacKenzie are:
The squirrel coat from R. J. Pop,
Persian Oil from the Persian Arts
nnd Crafts, a cerise and black
crepe dress from Ann Maloney, a
two-pound box of chocolates from
Welches, Ltd.. gift certificates from
Ingledew's and Plant Ltd., a $5.00
scarf from Turpin Bros., a gift
certificate from MacLennan, Mac-
Feeley and Prior's, an evening
purse from Saba's, six pairs of silk
stockings from Hudson's Bay, a
suit from Spencer's, a wool dress
from Dorothy Fletcher, tickets
from the Cave and Commodore
night clubs, a radio from Jess-mac,
a ticket to the San Carlo Opera, a
gift certificate from Ken Docker,
ties from Charlton and Morgan,
and several other items not yet
named from the Beverley Shop,
Famous Stores, Clarke and Stuart,
Fairbanks and Sparlings.
ALL THIS AND CHICKENS, TOO
There will be distinguished
guests. Seated at the head table
will be Dr. and Mrs. N. A. M.
MacKenzie, Dean and Mrs. Daniel
Buchanan^ Dean and Mrs. J. N.
F nlayson, Dean F. M. Clement,
Dean Dorothy Mawdsley, Dr. J.
Allen Harris, Hon. Mr. Justice
Denis Murphy and Mrs. Murphy,
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Lord, Red
Crass Ball Chairman Miss Mary
Frances Trumbull and Mr. Doug
Jessup, and Vice-Chairman Mr. D.
Newson and Miss Janet Fleck.
There will be food. On the menu
for tonight is chicken a la king.
ORCHIDS RAFFLED
Patrons for the ball are: Col.
the Hon. W. C. Woodward and
Mrs. Wodward, Chancellor and
Mrs, Eric W. Hamber, President
and Mrs. N. A. M. MacKenzie,
Dean and Mrs. J. N. Finlayson,
Dean F. M. Clement, Dr. J. Allen
Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Tay-
Mrs. W. AsG tsG-IETAOINSHR
lor, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Murrin,
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Cunningham,
thc Hon. Justice Denis Murphy
and Mrs. Murphy, Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Lord and Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Neelands.
Don't forget the orchid raffle in
the Caf today and don't forget if
you buy your corsages at the Point
Grey Florist 25'" of the price will
go to the Red Cross. EDITORIAL PAGE
. . . . THEUBYSSEY
JANUARY 25, 194S
Councillors Should Get Together THE PEEPERS PAPERS ...
Student Council has met and passed
judgment on the two reports of the student
representation committee. With a majority
of one—decided by the vote of the chairman
—the 13-man council plan will go before
the students January 30, with perhaps minor
changes, as Council's official plan. Ihe
scheme originally provided for 14 members,
but council yanked the fourteenth, one of
the members-at-large.
Students will note that councillors are
not in unanimous agreement. LSE President Gordon Bertram still sticks to his two-
council plan, with Junior Member Allan
Ainsworth and WUS President Barbara
Greene supporting him. WAA President
Lois Reid favors neither of the schemes.
Unless we miss our guess, the general
AMS meeting called for student ratification
of the new plan will result in a mass debate
of the two schemes, with a heated decision
being made after hours of argument. This
would be the worst thing that could happen
to student government at UBC.
The question to be decided is not which
plan students like the best, but which plan
would best serve the interests of the Alma
Mater Society. This calls for expert invest!
gation and lengthy consideration. This was
supposed to be the job of the committee.
Only those students familiar with student government can know the problems of
student government. We have to acknowledge that our Student Council knows more
about their problems than we do. By this
we do not mean to deny students the right
of ratification. The students of ,the Alma
Mater Society have the final say. But they
cannot know the practical difference or understand the worth of two separate plans
for student government machinery. They
must accept the advice of the experts.
But what are we going to do when the
experts disagree?
The decision cannot be left to the whim
and fancy of individual students in a general
AMS meeting who complacently munch
sandwiches, delight at fancy speeches and
wise cracks, and stand or sit on the vote
according to their best friend's bodily position. We know of one coed who wouldn't
vote "aye" to a question because her feet
hurt.
If Student Council comes to the AMS
meeting with every member in full agreement with the plan to be submitted to the
students, we feel students would be safe
in making this important decision now. But
if half of council presents* one plan and the
other half a different plan we would be
hesitant about accepting the value of the
decision.
Our student representatives would be
failing their duties if they threw the question into the laps of students in such a manner. We suggest that council members go
back to their council chambers and work
out a plan which they would all agree is
the best for the Alma'Mater Society. Do not
leave us with a plan carrying the ominous
words of battles to come: "Miss Reid, Miss
Greene, Mr. Bertram and Mr. Ainsworth
dissenting."
We'd Rather Have the Vacuum
Mr. Gordon Bertram, what ever else he
may be, is most decidedly an idealist. He
wishes to bring democracy to the campus,
and every liberal democrat within "hear
hear" range backs him whole-heartedly. He
has put forth a plan for.a new student government to do away with the "vacuum"
between students and the Student Council.
As a vacuum cleaner it is a good plan, but
as a practical basis for'efficiently running
the business known as the Alma Mater Society it runs a close second to Plato's theory
of the Ideas.
We assume that students read the plan
in Tuesday's paper and approved of the
motive behind it. You would be a Fascist
if you didn't, and nobody wants to be called
that. We say, however, that it's all very
well for Mr. Bertram to bring democracy
to this campus, but if he's going to attempt
this he'd better bring us real democracy or
we're going to call him a Fascist.
Now why don't we divide up the entire
campus 'into wards, elect a member from
each ward to Mr. Bertram's advisory council and really go political? It would be great
fun.
These ward representatives would have
full power of a lower house, and the executive would be the Student Council, selected
from the lower house. There's democracy
for you, Mr. Bertram! It's not only more
democratic, but it's also more efficient than
your plan. You know very well that your
advisory council would be only a figurehead
stuck in the vacuum.
But there we go again, trying to improve the human race. We do not.wish to
discount idealism. Where would the world
be without it? We wish to thank Mr. Bertram for his ideals and remind him that we
do not want our AMS government cluttered
up with useless student executives, fettered
with red tape, degraded by undemocratic
representation, crammed with silly contradictions or mocked by "lame duck" councils.
In short, we'd rather have the vacuum
than Mr. Bertram's advisory council.
• UBC's blood drive
By GORDON BRAMHALL
• ON TUESDAY night about a hundred
students were scheduled to donate their
blood in the first mass donation this-year
at the Red Cross Blood Clinic. However,
about 150 students turned up. So did a few
other people who couldn't keep their appointments during the recent street-car
strike. The result was a full house with
first come, first served as the motto.
Very conspicuous were the 17 members
of Phi Delta Theta who went through in
groups of four or five. When asked what
they thought of the clinic, they said in
unison, "We're doing it for Sally Panton,
and we'd gladly do it again for her". Don
Newson just sat there and panted. Harry
Pitts wants to give his blood very Saturday
instead of going to the Commodore or the
Georgia. Maybe the pretty nurses attract
him. Leo Leavy, who was drinking coke,
muttered, "I wonder if they give me another
coke, if I gave them another pint."
I was just making myself comfortable in
the waiting room when Dr. G. A. Lamont
came along and offered to take me to the
lab on Hornby Street to see the blood being
processed. I arrived there just in time to
see the first shipment of blood coming up
from the clinic. Here the blood is taken
from the cases and placed in a room glaring
with ultra-violet light where the two-holed
stopper and glass tubing attachment is removed from each bottle. The blood is stirred with a' sterile rod to help congeal the
blood solids, and a solid rubber stopper is
inserted. This process is done efficiently,
but very carefully so that no bacterial life
can be admitted into the blood. The solid
matter settles out overnight, and next day
the serum is drawn off.
The serum is then centrifuged to settle
out any small clumps of haemoglobin, and is
then .placed in the refrigerator overnight
while some more haemoglobin settles out.
This leaves a clear serum if the donor followed his diet, or a very cloudy one if he
neglected to do so. (Samples at this stage
may be seen in the caf this week.) All the
serum is now pooled into large bottles, tested for bacteria, and shipped to Toronto. On
its arrival there it is stored for a few weeks
to ripen it. In the ripening process, the various types of blood in the bottle neutralize
each other so that the mixture can be used
on a person of any type. The blood is filtered and tested again for bacteria, after which
it is dried over vacuum at sub-zero temperature. It is then in its powdered state ready
to be shipped overseas.
Because of the recent street-car strike,
the blood clinic lost a thousand pints of
blood, more than 2% of its yearly quota. In
order to regain this thousand pints, the clinic
is making plans to operate four nights per
week. However, having nurses and doctors
in attendance is only half the picture. It
must also have the donors. When an organ-
' ization asks for financial help, some generous person can give enough to make up for
those who cannot; when the Red Cross asks
for blood, it is up to each and every individual to give his own share.
Men are dying because there is not
enough blood plasma to save them. These
men may be former students at UBC, they
may be your fraternity brothers, or even
your own relatives. Our university is proud
of the number of its students who have gone
overseas. How much prouder it could feel
if it could bring them back, saved by the
blood of the students left behind.
• I HAVE often observed that
before a reader gains full appreciation from the perusal of a
tract he must needs be informed
as to the qualities of the author.
Whether he be a choleric or equi-
able man, whether he be tall or
short, whether he Is presently living with his third or fourth wife.
In order to satisfy this natural
curiosity I shall render a cursory
account of my life to this date.
I was born to a small hereditary
estate in the upper Fraser Valley,
my father, a man of substance and
a gentleman being % farmer in the
area. My mother, whom I shall
always remember as the gentlest
and quietest of spirites, was descended from a fine old French
Canadian family which, I have
since learnt, was somewhat mixed
with Algonquin blood in the middle of the 18th century.
This Indian heritage haa rendered me somewhat reserved and
darkling In my habits so that as
a small child I recall great delight
in climbing through the peculiar
rain-forests of our estate shooting
poison blow-darts, in the manufacture of which I showed more
than childish ingenuity. I mingled
little* with the neighboring rustics and was never remembered as
having uttered a single word to
my small chums, who, as I now
observe, were somewhat frighted
at my sullen and reserved habits.
DESTINED FOR PRIESTHOOD
Especially the blow-gun. My
mother had early destined me for
the priesthood but once she observed me dipping my darts in
rattle-snake venom and returning triumphantly from a childish
expedition to my neighbors with
three fresh scalps dangling proudly from my knickers, she wisely
decided to let me follow my natural bent and inclination.
Early in my life I shewed great
interest ln learning and my non-
nage was diligently spent in preparing for my entrance examinations. At an appropriate age, some
Ottawa
calling
By NEIL MacDONALD
»
•   OTTAWA:   It   may   now   be
fairly assumed that N.R.MA.
troops in large numbers are not
behind the government policy of
sending up to 16,000 of them overseas as reinforcements.  Yesterday,
the figure of soldiers A.W.O.L.
was estimated at up to 700; today
—Saturday the 20th—the number
has climbed to 2000 or more.
It Is quite probable that the attitude of the soldiers is the result
of too many announcements in the
past by the government that compulsory service overseas was unnecessary coupled with an inept
introduction of what must have,
to many soldiers affected by the
sending 18,000 soldiers overseas
out of 65,000 eligible men.
The government was experiencing, in the resentment which It
stirred up, the inevitable reaction
to its policy of Intimidation, carried on over several years, to get
the soldiers overseas. Military
spokesmen have acknowledged
that such a policy was carried out
in the past, and I have heard eyewitness accounts of just how, by
ostracism and "Joe-jobs," draftees
were persuaded to "Go Active."
Is it any wonder that, after years
of pressure, and years of negative
propaganda, the men affected by
the order to send 16,206 N.R.M.A.
troops overseas resented it enough
to go A.WO.L.? You cannot build
esprit de corps overnight, and you
cannot blame a man for distrusting
the "kindness" technique introduced by General McNaughton
when he has been exposed to
something else for such a long
time.
Just as important as the absenteeism among the soldiers has been
the holding up of the news about
it for a month after it happened.
Security is the reason—the*, fact
that the enemy must not be allowed to know that the soldiers
were being moved east to embarkation centres and that the soldiers were absenting themselves
along the way.
However, General McNaughton
has been teillrj Canadians, and
the enemy also, that troops were
proceeding overseas, and It hae
been known by hundreds of thousands of Canadians that there was
dlssaffection among the N.R.M.A.
troops. Perhaps the real point is
that General McNaughton has
been creating an Impression in all
his recent speeches that reinforcements were proceeding overseas In
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 1)
seven year ago, I made the tiresome stage journey to Vancouver
to take up my student residence
there. I have since lived at my
maternal grandmothers establishment in comfort and seclusion,
pursuing my studies of metaphysical research, on which topic my
master thesis will shortly be completed.
OBSERVED HABITS
This thirst for knowledge has
led me to be reserved and little
known about the campus, and outside my circle of intimates, I have
scarcely spoken a word, to anyone
these past seven years. But I have
observed carefully our campus habits and fripperies and have been
to most major functions, sometimes in the capacity of waiter,
sometimes as guest, though, peculiarly, never as escort.
While making my observations
In the Green Room I have been
taken for a character actor or
scene shifter and while in the pub
have often been mistaken for Mary Ann. The library staff knows
me as an unobtrusive student and
at Underhllls I am distinguishable
mainly for my coffee-drinking capacities.
STORES KNOWLEDGE
In all these situations I have
continued to observe and store my
. . by PEEPER
knowledge for the purpose of
writing, at some future date, my
impressions of the University. My
small circle of intimates often
meet to discuss and exchange
these observations either at our
secluded table at Underbill's or
in the more congenial atmosphere
of the Pub.
At this point in my career I regard myself as peculiarly fitted to
make the remarks and observations which will follow in subsequent essays, though often they
will reflect the opinion of the club
rather than myself.
LIKES PRIVACY
I realize that the reader would
appreciate more information regarding my age, appelation, and
other personally distinguishing references but I am sorry to admit
that by now my secluded habits
have become so deeply ingrained
that I regard with fear the destruction of my privacy which
would inevitably follow such «
disclosure. For those of my readers who would correspond with
*me, however, my letters shall
teach me if addressed to the "Peeper" and left under a Druid oak
with the left hind leg of a large
He-frog at midnight on Ail-Hallows Eve, or if that time is inconvenient, at noon on St. Switheni
day.        '
//
Sweet Caps are swell I
//
Tho boy* ovrnat wr/rt—
you shou/d see our fl/ei/...
You'll on/oy thorn tool Buy
O package today.
SWEET CAPORAL
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Alberta Council
Out of Touch
•EDMONTON, Jan. 24—
(CUP)—The Gateway,
official student publication
of the University of Alberta,
charged editorially today
that Student Council of the
University was out of touch
with the student it represents and that it operates
within a circle of people who
least need its inspiration.
"We could get rid of our Students' Council tomorrow," the
Gateway said, "and half of the
students would never miss il
That is not because of any inefic-
lency on the part of Council members, but because the average student does not receive any real service from the Council as such.
EFFECTIVENESS LIMITED
"Its effectiveness is limited
sharply because it operates apart
from the average student, and
within a circle of people who
least need its inspiration. Of
course, we must realize that one
of its main duties is to co-ordinate
all student activities, but another
main duty is to represent certain
groups around the campus, and
students as a whole.
"There has been a tendency
lately to overlook the second
function in favor ot the first.
Our Council members seem to
be getting away from us, and
seem to be overlooking the
groups that they are supposed
to represent.
"In high schools, the members
must come back and report to the
classes that elected them, and also
obtain an explanation as to why
such and such a thing was done.
BELT ON REPORTS
"In the Dominion Government,
we have to rely on reports in
newspapers, letters and public
meetings to take any part ln our
government. Therefore, it would
seem reasonable to expect some
combination of these two systems
at university.
"Students like to know who
holds what opinions and they like
to know why certain measures
have been taken, and who is responsible for executing them."
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By I. LAFFED WUNCE
• WHILST browsing through
the Queen's University Journal we came upon this obvious
statement of the obvious:
Mother (entering room unexpectedly): "Well, I never . . .1"
Daughter: "But, mother, you
must have!"
This leapt out at our eyes from
an inner page of Western University's Gazette:
I used to love my garden
But now my love ls dead,
For I found a bachelor button
In black-eyed Susan's bed.
This, well, read it and conclude.
Professor Blotz was forced to
leave town for one day on urgent
business. There was no way of
getting a sustitute for his classes
so he had to pin a note on the
door of his classroom. "Professor
Blotz will be unabel to meet his
classes today," it read.
A typical student dug up a black
crayon and blackened out the "c."
Everyone enjoyed that until another prof noticed the mutilation,
and used a heavy pencil to black
out the "1."
Queen's University apparently
has the same cafeteria trouble we
have, especially during these blood
donor days. One of their scribes
came out with this:
Oh hoist a beer for Richard Pine,
At the cafeteer he starved in
line.
OTTAWA CALLING—
(Continued From Page 2)
an orderly fashion, when the facts
were   that   thousands   of   troops
were going A.W.O.L.
Both opposition parties have
now some powerful ammunition to
use against the General. They can
say that his limited conscription
policy has not worked, and they
will probably use ther opportunity to the fullest advantage in
campaigning against him in Grey
North.
It is events and facts such as
this that have a habit of deciding
the fate of elections, and Grey
North is in the state of flux where
anything may happen between
now and February 3.
• CONSTRUCTION will begin early in February on the
new Radio Society Studio in the Brock, it was announced
yesterday.
Equipment for the new
Radio Society home is being
assembled in the basement
of the Science Building and
should be ready to install as
soon as the basic work on
the studio has been completed.
Negotiations are now underway
between BUI Watts, acting URS
head, and Mr. J. D. Lee, Building
Superintendent, concerning building regulations.
UBC FORTUNATE
UBC ls in a fortunate position,
it was pointed out by Radio Society executives. The geographical
location of the University will enable the campus broadcasters to
edopt Frequency Modulation e-
quipment after the war. Such
broadcasting eliminates all static although the coverage are* ii
not as extensive as that of the
standard wave length system.
As URS programs are of predominantly local interest, such a
system would be ideal, state head
technicians.
Courses to Aid
Vets Keynote
At Missouri U.
• COLUMBIA, Mo.-(BUP)-
The University of Missouri
for the benefit ot returning veterans, plans to continue its accelerated, year-round program tor a
time after the war ends.
In addition, officials say, the
school will start some basic courses in the middle of each semester
and will supervise pre-enroilment
refresher and review work.
According to Dr. Thomas A
Brady, director of the university's
Veterans Service Committee, the
veteran will be allowed to make
say sensible combination of courses to train himself for a job, and
may take short non-degree programs made up of courses which
usually are used as parts of degree programs.
Returning service men  and
women also may take a larger
number of hours in a semester
than they would be allowed to
take ln a normal program, provided they show scholastic capability, Dr. Brady said.
"We think we are bound to offer
them every legitimate opportunity
to take our regular work as rapidly as possible," he explained.
A "handbook for veterans" has
been prepared by the university
and it is being mailed to former
and prospective students now in
service, to facilitate their Understanding of the educational program which the unversity is prepared to offer them.
And fo further bring the postwar program into relief, deans of
the various colleges have sent letters to all students who went into
the service without completing
courses, Dr. Frederick A. Middle-
bush, president of the university
said.
University officials anticipate a
great increase in enrollment after
the war, Mlddlebush said, and the
university has requested a considerable increase)in its budget to
meet demands of a postwar boom
in education.
NOTICE
Film Society will present several motion picture shorts in Arts
100 Friday noon.
Sweet coed:  Dammit!
Old lady: My word!
Sweet coed: Pardon me, I didn't
realize I was plagiarizing.
—Queen's Journal
"Senator, you promised me a
job."
"But there are no jobs open."
"Well, you said you'd give me
one."
"Tell you what I'll do. I'll appoint a commision to investigate
why there are no jobs and you
can work on that."
—Queen's Journal
"Are you troubled with Improper thoughts?"
"No, I enjoy them."
—The Brunswicken
History Professor: "Jones, for
what was Louis XIV chiefly responsible?"
Jones:  "Louis XV, sir."
FOUND
A sum of money in the Caf.
Apply to Room A, Biology and
Botany dept., App. Sc. Building.
• Shopping
with Mary Ann
• B.M. CLARKE'S have come
through again with new fashion foundations. A new shipment
of panties, slips, and gowns are
on display at all five of their
stores and calculating coeds would
be wise to inspect the new stock
before it disappears quicker than
anyone can say, "B. M. Clarke
Company" .... There's a blonde
freshette on the campus whose
favorite song is probably the "Ferryboat Serenade." She met a boy
who lived in North Vancouver,
went on North Vancouver ferry
rides with him, and now she haa
an engagement ring .... Don't
forget about this new shipment of
fashion favorite undies at B. M.
Clarke's, gals.
* *   *   •
• WOULD you like to be beau-
'tlful as a candidate for Red
Cross Ball queen? A beautiful
natural color portrait from Kals,
photographers, will possibly do the
trick! .... What fair-haired, blue
•eyed Phi Delt, constructor of a
mammoth snowball, found working inside his masterpiece with his
beauteous assistants preferable to
the more external chores? ....
Don't forget! Make that appointment for your glamor photo today
at Kals, 933 West Georgia, phone
MA 9047.
* *   •   •
• NOW IS the time for Rae-
Son's Clever Floor to come to
the aid of the spring parties which
are just around the corner. Rae-
Son's, 608 Granville, have a smart
party line and the standard clever Floor price of 19.95 is not too
large a price to pay for fashionable footwear .... The dark tall
Alpha Gam Junior who "slipped"
at a Red Cross Ball chorus rehearsal has decided to pay lees
attention to her Rae-Son's Clever
Floor shoes and now concentrates
on the little saying that a stitch
in time saves nine .... But that's
no reason why other coeds should
neglect Rae-Son's Clever Floor.
Television Links
World's Peoples,
Says Scientist
SPECIAL TO THE UBYSSEY
• SCHENECTAJW-Television is
a medium which bridges the
barriers of language end thus
should be an important contribution to the growing friendship between the countries of North and
South America, Dr. E. F. W. Al-
exanderson, radio pioneer and
consulting engineer of General
Electric, told a delegation of Mexican government officials here to
witness a special performance of
television at WRGB.
"Here in Schenectady we look
upon television not just as local
entertainment, but as a new medium of communication, which
will eventually extend over the
continent and the two continents
of North and South America," Dr.
Alexanderson said. "The chain of
television, which includes Schenectady, New York, and Philadelphia, is a beginning of this.
We foresee the development of a
chain of relay stations touching
every large community, and there
is every reason why these relay
chains should be extended into
Latin America. Television is a
medium which bridges the barriers of language, and when we
in a not too distant future are enabled to see on our television
screen what is happening in the
countries of our southern neighbors, and vice versa, we feel sure
that this will contribute to our
growing friendship."
FOUND
One pair of pink-rimmed glasses
in leather case, outside Caf Tuesday after pep-meet. Owner apply
to UNTD office.
NOTICE
Trasportation wanted/ from vicinity 49th and West Boulevard.
Please telephone KErr. 2072-M.
LOST
Engineer's LogLog Vector slide-
rule. Name M. Robinson engraved
on case and on rule. Finder please
return to AMS office.
• MONTREAL,  Jan.  2J-(CUP)
—A  resolution  recommending
the admittance of Canadian born
Japanese to McGill University was
adopted at a meeting of the Canadian Association of Scientific
Workers last week.
A letter containing the resolution was forwarded to the Secretary of the Senate, T. H. Mathews,
by the Association, reading as follows:
"Whereas the Canadian Association of Scientific Workers,
Montreal Branch, considers discrimination of any sort against
sny group on the basis of race
to be detrimental to the welfare
of Canada and in direct opposition to the principles of the United Nations of which Canada is a
member,
"And whereas the student body
of McGill University has formally
protested the action of the McGill
Senate prohibiting the admission
to the University of Canadian students of Japanese origin,
"And whereas even applicants of
enemy alien birth and origin oth-
Visiting Frosh
Want to "Cash In"
Vic College Fees
• VICTORIA College's Fresh debating team arrived yesterday
morning for a look around tiie
campus.
The team is composed of Ron
Shepherd and Pete Castram. They
were met at UBC by AMS President Dick Bibbs who showed them
the Brock. They both looked with
wonder and pleasure at our student building.
Hugh MacLeod, secretary of the
Parliamentary Forum, took over
and showed them the caf, Auditorium, and faculty buildings.
Pete Caetrom spoke for both
when he said, "I think I'U cash
in on my Vic College fees and
come over here for the rest of the
term."
Bertram Balances;
Butts AMS Chair
• GORDON BERTRAM, Lit-
erary and Scientific Executive prexy, tottered on his
throne and suffered a collapse
of prestige at last Monday
night's council meeting.
Leaning back in his chair to
meditate, Bertram suddenly
found himself on the floor surrounded by the wreckage of
his seat of office.
He charged lt to the Alma
Mater Society.
AMS May Buy
Rings For Students
O RINGS bearing the University
of British Columbia crest will
be ordered for the student body
if enough orders are put through
for them at the Alma Mater Society office.
Sororities Pledge
Lucky Thirteen
O   THE FOLLOWING girls have
been pledged announces Mary
Frances   Trumbull,   president   of
Pan-Hellenic Association.
Mignon Berkley, DG; Rosmary
Broug, AOP; Gene Butler, AGD;
BMarguerite Butters, KAT; Pat
Drope, GF; Sylvia Dyson; Jean
Elley, ADP; Pat Deart, DG; June
Hodges, AOP; Ruth Mills, AF;
Jacqueline Phillips, AOP; Gall
Yosper, KAT; Peggy Wilkinson,
IDG.
MONRO PRE-MED
Important meeting of the. Monro
Pre-Med club tomorrow, January
26, at 12:30 in Applied Science 100.
It is of vital importance to all
pre-med students to attend this
meeting.
JOKES
I saw a real bright student
A-settin', studyln' hard;
He sat and sat,
And finally got callouses . . .
—Varsity
* *   ♦   •
Bellhop (after ten minutes): Did
you ring sir?
Guest: No, I was tolling. I
thought you were dead.
—Silhouette
One Soldier: How come you and
Margy sat out the last dance?
Other Soldier: Oh, petty reasons.
* «   *   •
Mother:   Get  off  that   soldier's
lap.
Daughter:  No, I was here first.
—Gazette
er than Japanese are permitted to
enter the University after careful
investigation of each applicant as
an individual and not as a member of a group, when such investigation establishes the loyalty of
that individual to Canada,
"Therefore, be it resolved that
the Canadian Association of Scientific Workers, Montreal Branch,
strongly deplores the action of the
McGill Senate In refusing entrance
to all Canadians of Japanese origin and earnestly urges that the
McGill Senate revoke its decision
against acceptance of Canadian-
Japanese students and that Canadian-Japanese candidates for en-
trnce to the University be admitted or rejected on the basis ot merit and not categorically rejected
in a blanket exclusion ruling."
THE MEASURING STICK .. .
ByRH.
*   I SAW HER watching the crowds in the Caf at noon.
She was one of the girls you always see in the Caf or
around the Quad or Brock. But she looked a little uncertain,
a little wondering of the University life that streamed by.
When I asked her, she said she      "~""—"—~"~■"""*""~"""~"~
had   lost   her   Measuring   Stick.
"Measuring Stick - -" we queried.
We talked for awhile and it
seemed that she was in doubt,
suddenly, as to what her status
was compared to that of persons
of her own age in other parts of
the world ... how her life stacked
up beside the lives of others. We
think we've found her a Measuring Stick.
CHINA ... 500 male students of
the National Szechwan University
petitioned the school authorities
last spring to allow them "to repair and build the roads outside
of class hours and consider the
labor more or less a part of our
extracurricular program," on condition that their collective wages
should be used as a supplementary
food fund for the student body.
UBC . . . During the first week
of the University's blood donor
drive less than 25% of the student
body signed up to give one pint
to save the life of a fighting man
asked to give fourteen.
There's your Measuring Stick.
Maroon Reporter
Likes Furniture
SPECIAL TO THE UBYSSEY
• CHICAGO, 111., Jan. **-
"Ambltion hath no limits-
"Ambitkm bath no limits," tht copy desk of the
Maroon, student paper of the
University of Chicago, might
well reiterate this week.
A reporter, assigned to cover
Hutchinson Commons submitted this tasty morsel of news
copy.-
"I n Hutchinson Commons
there are 50 tables and Sff
chain. There are 74 salt shakers on these tables and 74 sugar
bowls. Twenty portraits decorate the walls."
Earnings of Tech
Grads Increase
Almost 100%
CHICAGO (UP)-Earnings of
1944 graduates of the Illinois Institute of Technology employed in
war industry averaged $193 per
month, the highest average on record, John J. Schommer, director
ot placement, reported.
The new figure represents an
increase of almost 1Q0 per cent
within six years, the average in
1938 being $100 per month. It also
shows a substantial rise over last
year, when new graduates were
averaging $169 monthly.
Schommer said that such salaries are not out of line when
those in other fields are considered. He said the present demand
for engineers is tremendous because the supply is cut off at the
source due to induction of men
into the armed services. The only
ones available now are a few classified as 4-F's.
Highest salary for any 1944
graduate is $346 a month. This
man is a mechanical engineer and
had some practical experience before graduation. The figures are
computed on the basis of a 40-
hour week and do not include
overtime pay. Men graduated with
the master's degree averaged $225
monthly.
NOTICE
The French Club will hold its
next meeting on Friday, January
26th at the home of Dr. Dallas,
2045 West 15th at 8:00. Mile. M.
Sellon will be the guest speaker.
All those interested in French are
invited to attend.
ATTENTION
GRAD CLASS
• THERE will be a meeting In
Arts 100 on Monday, Jan. 29th,
at 12:30 p.m. for all those in this
year's Graduation Class. Ifcare Is
much Important business to be
presented by your executive so
•that a full turn-out is ensenttsl.
If anyone has any suggestions
for a valedictory gift, please be
ready to present your ideas at this
meeting.
LOST
Circular Slide rule in Library on
Friday, January 19. Please return
to AMS office.
Do You Want To Know
About
The French-Canadian
Problem?
Hear Mr. Bert Marcuse
Director, Pacific Coast Labor
Research Bureau
The Unitarian Church
of Vancouver
1550 West 10th Avenue
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plus Added Extras
STRAND
Ronald Coleman in
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plus
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King Vidor's
"AN AMERICAN
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starring Brian Donlevy,
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DOMINION
The Goldwyn Girls, Betty
Grable, Paulette
Goddard in
"THE KID FROM
SPAIN" the gospel...
according to LUKE MOYLS
THUNDERBUGS BOW OUT TO SHOEMEN
Thunderbees Capture First Tilt
THE UBYSSEY, JANUARY 25, 1945 — Page Four
UNEXPECTED FAN MAIL
•   ALAS AND ALACK. Why is it that misinterpretation
runs so rampant on this campus. So many great men
have been misinterpreted, and now that same grievous mishap has to happen to me. Oh unhappy day!
First it is these rugger moguls who jump on me, but
now it is those grid mentors, the exponents of Canadian
Football, who are casting evil looks my way. Oh unhappy
day!
For, walking into the News H, I come across a neatly
typed note for me upon the notice board, in the inner sanctum
of the sports department. It reads as follows:
lucius q. moyls:
you are hereby officially classed as a finkbaum . . . you
are a traitor to the cause ... what's more, you are a common
enemy to all grid experts . . .you write a column that is
detrimental to grid . . . fourteen and one half million characters die from shock, by actual count . . . better you should
be dead, too . . . fie on you, officially.
john q. quarterback.
Search Among Grid Gangs
And so it was that I was instigated to look up this character name of John Q. Quarterback. After all, it isn't every day
a fnumph goes to the trouble of tacking a note on the News
H notice board just to get in a crack at Luke Moyls.
Seeing as hoW there are very few rabid grid enthusiasts
on the Campus this year, I decided to have a look around
at the various city high schools where football fnumphs are
still bred in great numbers.
The first one, of course, was my alma mammy ol former
years", Kits. Here 1 found a bespectacled character blowing
a whistle every two seoonds to make fifty odd boys, clad in
mud-soaked rags, go through special calisthentics.
I managed to catch a glimpse of his faee as he took the)
whistle from his mouth long enough to yell at the bouncing
students. 'Twas none other than our old friend John Q.
Farina, the former star of the Blue and Gold grid outfits.
He Hadn't Seen A Ubyssey
But it was not him who had written the callous note, for
he approached me very calmly and told me to quote him a?
saying that, as usual, the Kits team would walk away with
the high school grid loop.
From there, I went to the King Edward stamping ground,
for the Blue and White team have always been traditional
enemies of Kitsilano. Here I met Ranji Mattu, putting his
team through physical jerks too. Ranj was a Varsity grid
expert, too.
But Ranji said he hadn't seen a Ubyssey for more than
a year, so it couldn't have been him.
I ended my search there, for the shades of night were
falling fast. But I swore I would someday find this character
name of John Q. Quarterback. Already my bloodhounds
are on his trail with orders to shoot on sight. Heh, heh. Look
out Mister Quarterback, you big fat sloppy fnumph!
In the Public Interest
For 47 years, the B.C. Electric has matched
progress with progress in British Columbia,
planning developments years ahead. During
that entire time its every policy has been in
the interests of the public it serves.
Great plants have been built. The B.C.
Electric has made a great contribution to
war industry and to this province by developing dependable electric power, gas and
transportation services.
teste***
From Stacys As Semis Open Up
• IT'S ALL OVER now for the Blue and Gold's Thunderbugs for this year but it wasn't without a great fight
that the boys finally bowed to a determined Stacy crew 40-38
Tuesday night at King Ed Gym. In the nightcap, Varsity's
Thunderbees bounced back to take the first game in their
two out of three series with Stacys, after losing to them in
the last game of the regular schedule. The score was 38-30.
The Inter B tilt was one of the       ——————^—————
best and closest affairs of the season, fhe Students were also helped out considerably by a fair
crowd of Varsity boosters but
there just weren't enough to give
the boys that extra bit of energy
which would have carried them
over the top.
Stacys found themselves on top
of a one-point lead at the end of
the first quarter and extended
their lead to four points at the
half way mark. The third canto
was Varsity's however, for the
Students came back with a vengeance and entered the third quarter nursing a one point lead.
With the score tied at 36 oil,
Varsity scored a free shot but this
was not enough to subdue the
Shoemen who notched two more
counters in the final seconds to
take the narrow victory.
Doug Davidson was in his usual
good form swishing 11 points. He
was followed by Bill McLeod and
Dave Rea with 10 and 8 respectively.
In the Senior B game, Vanity
trailed most of the evening, tying
the score once before the flnal
quarter. With a matter of a few
minutes to go and the score still
tied, the remembrance of the fate
of their younger brothers came to
their memories and without further ado proceeded to trounce the
Stacy crew.
Once again Pete McGeer was
the spark plug of the Blue and
Qold quintet, scoring 10 points.
Stacy's By Straight and Walt Zeil-
ski counted for most of their teams
points scoring seven and twelve
points respectively.
•   HOOPSTERS - Here   is   the
Publications team of 1942 after
cleaning up the Council quintet in
the annual Pub-Council battle. No
date has been set for this year's
contest as yet, due to the Dirty
Nine's hesitation to accept the
challenge. They still insist on
changing to grass hockey this year,
but the Scribes are sticking to
their guns.
Support
-14
Pucksters Lack
Vocal
Of Students
By BRUCE LOWTHER
• BEFORE THE sports page's 14
million readers peruse the
contents of the following article,
here is a warning to take a good
stiff does of bicarbonate of sodu,
They're going to need it, but
good!!!
So you all want to know why?
Well, it's because the subject of
this little epic is SPIRIT again.
Truly, the subject of SPIRIT has
almost been run into the ground,
but it has never been applied to
the UBC hockey situation before.
Now, not many students know
anything about the UBC hockey
team, do you? Perhaps that's because they have not been playing
in any league. Perhaps that's because they have not been playing
games at all. However, the boys
have one cast-iron excuse for the
above. It's because they have not
been given any support of any
kind since their formation back
in September, 1044.
Sure, they haven't been given much publicity. But their
exhibition games have been announced on this page before
the games, not after. Maybe
the MAD hasn't given them
'much support. But they have
been issued proper equipment
and some games have been arranged for them. The main
fault is in the students. The
team needs moral and vocal
support.
The boys have a practice every
Sunday night at 8 P.M. for an
hour. For lack of competition,
they are forced to play inter-team
games. However, games with top
city competition are arranged for
the near future and will certainly be announced on this page at
least a couple of days ahead of
time. For instance, it is rumoured
that fee all-mighty Arrows are up
for a tilt with Varsity within the
next two weeks.
So students, when the • time
for the great struggle comes,
the bosses of the UBC Ice hockey Ave would like to see at
least one more rooter for the
home team. That means there
will be one guy cheering for
UBC, anyway. It doesn't take
much time or much trouble,
either. There are too many stu-
UBC GOLF CLUB
HOLDS FEATURE
MATCH SUNDAY
• VARSITY golf enthusiasts an
in for another feature con-
petition this Sunday as the UBC
Golf Club stages a two-ball mixed
foursome match on the University
Golf Course.
Student divoters always get a
great deal of enjoyment out of
this type of match, but besides
that, they'll get prises, too, announced Prexy BIU Watts of the
UBC outfit.
All divoters of the fair sex who
would like to trek the light fantastic over the course with the
green-hackers of the Varsity Golf
Club are asked to contact either
Watts at BA. 3766 R, or Peter Pudney at AL. 1476 R.
the coed corner
By Shelagh Wheeler
• BIG THINGS are expected of
Blue and Gold girls this weekend when both basketball and
hockey enthusiasts tangle in
matches. Friday night the Inter
A "Winless Wonders" quintet try
to defy the nickname they have
acquired in a game against Hedlunds, the leaders of the league.
Senior B cagettes are confident
they will repeat their recent victory when they play a West Van
aggregation, also on Friday night.
Varsity grass hockey teams
show   their  skill   in  friendly
games among the four league-
leaders:   Ex-Kits,  North  Van,
and Britannia Grads, on Saturday afternoon. These exhibition games are being played
for the benefit of girls qualifying ns referees, who will try
their hand at toting a whistle
during the matches.
League   competition   will   begin
in earnest the following Saturday.
Varsity and Ex-Kits are vying for
first place.   Both teams have not
yet lost a game.   North Van also
has a strong team, but they seldom
have a full squad out.   The Britannia   Grads  are  not   a  serious
threat, so the Blue and Gold eleven
have a good chance to take first
place in league competition.
dents wandering around the
campus with that "After-Xmas-
Studles" look on their long
faces. What better way to rid
themselves of their worries
than to do UBC a good turn
nnd enjoy tehmselves at the
same tune?
This reporter knows one thing,
anyway. Whatever and wherever
the UBC team plays, I'll be around
to cover the occasion and cheer
for our gang. With my vocal
chords, I should be able to raise
our team's morale at least one
notch.
Come on, kids, let's see you all
out there!
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
McKechnie Tilt
by Fred Crombie
for men
only
UBC PREPS FOR CUP FIGHT
•   VARSITY THUNDERBIRDS, having had a number of
good workouts this week, will send a strong fifteen into
action to meet the Vancouver All-Stars in their second
McKechnie Cup match which is slated for Saturday.
The squad is packed with dynamite in every position
and will be in top shape to accept the best that the Reps can
give them. Coach Dan Doswell has not announced his starting lineup as yet but it can be stated without contradiction
that the squad will be shosen from the following players:
Forwards Bob Lawson, Dave Morgan, Al Jones, Keith
MacDonald, Harry Kabush, Joe Pegues, Gerry Lockhart, Bill
Wallace, Johnny Hicks, and Scott Kerr; and backs Bob Croll,
Jack McKercher, Gerry Jenvey, Jim Hughes, Don Ralston,
Tom McCusker, and Maury Moyls.
Here's a brief history on each
of the players which, lt is hoped,
will promote more Interest, on the
part of the students on the campus, in the team that has a wonderful opportunity to win the McKechnie Cup.
Bob Lawson: Bob hails from Kits
where he was a standout at both
rugger and Canadian football.
Lest year while a freshman ho
won a place on the Thunderbird
lineup and at the end of the year
was awarded a big block.
Dave Morgans Although D»rt If
very small, he is one of the smartest hooks in the Senior League.
He took over the first string spot
when Norm Cooke retired early
in the season.
Al Jones: One of the steadiest
players in the scrum, Al is « 9th
year Engineer so he would certainly like to make this year a
successful one.
Joe Pegues: Joe is one of the
best wing forwards on the coast
when it comes to rugger. However,
he is also a standout at Canadian,
copping the Junior High scoring
laurels two years ago when he
played with North Van.
Keith MacDonald: Another Kit-
sie, he plays the game the way it
should be played and will be giving everything he's got on Saturday.
Harry Kabush: Harry is a John
Oliver lad and has been playing
for about five years. He is a very
good place kicker and will probably get plenty of opportunities to
show against the Reps.
Gerry Lockhart: He was reported
last week as retiring, but his great
love for the game brought him
back. He was the mainstay in the
scrum last year and will give the
Stars plenty to worry about at
his wing forward position.
Gerry Jenvey: Gerry will be
probably at scrum half to start the
tilt. Last year, he could not make
the team because of his light build
but has turned out to be such a
place-kicking star that he won the
scoring honors for the Tisdall Cup.
Maury Moyls: Here is an Ex-
Byngite who really knows his
rugby. He will lead the strong
three line with his tricky back-
field running.
Jack McKercher: Jack has been
a rugger star for the past seven
or eight years, playing with great
New Westminster as well as Vancouver clubs. He will be in at
second five-eighths.
Bob Croll: Bob is a terrific
broken field runner, having lead
record breaking Byng teams for
the past three years.
Tom McCusker: The high stepping wing three of this year's
Thunderbirds, Tom led Varsity to
the Miller Cup with his spectacular plunging.
Don Ralston: A few years back,
Don ran off with the Senior B'oys
Track championship. This is an
indication of how he will be travelling if he gets the ball.
Jim Hughes: Jim is our great
fullback and will undoubtedly be
able to match Bill Kinder in any
kicking duels that might arise.
UBC SKI CLUB
HOLDS MEETING
• THERE will be a ski club
meeting in Arts 204 on Thursday at 12:30. The purpose of this
meeting is to get information a-
bout the coming tournament to bo
held on Dam Mountain on February 28th. The main event of the
tournament will consist of a
downhill race on Dam. Will all
cabin members bring their fees to
the meeting on Thursday ($4.00).
By Pete McGeer
• TUESDAY night the youngest
Varsity team, the Thunderbugs,
bowed out of the basketball picture for this year. This has been
the first year that the University
has sponsored an Inter S team,
and the experiment has been a
success.
At the beginning of the school
year a few of our freshmen who
wanted to play ball went around
to th* authorities to see what
could be done about an Inter B
team. They found little sympathy
for their cause, but they went
ahead anyway. After they found
eight players and a coach they
were able to obtain the blessing of
the MAD.
Before Christmas they swept
through the first half of the
league with only one loss, and
spent the holidays ln second
place. Between Christmas and
New Year's they successfully
invaded Powell River. From
what I can gather, they left
* the Impression that they were
one of the finest ball clubs the
town had seen.
Losing one more game in the
second half of the schedule they
finished in second place in their
division of the league.
In the first round of the playoffs
they ran up against a team averaging over six feet, and it was a
little too much for them. But only
a little. Although they lost two
straight, both games were by two
points, and Varsity was fighting
at the flnal whistle.
Riddled by Injuries, In the
flnal game they fought tooth
and nail all the way. On the
floor they showed up as a far
more polished aggregation, but
they couldn't reach the rebounds.
And so all future Inter B team*
on the campus owe you fellows on
the Thunderbugs a debt of gratitude. Because of the fine showing
you have made this year, next
year and the year after there will
be more Varsity teams playing in
the same division.
I hope my readers will pardon
the personal note I'm injecting
here. It isn't every coach that has
an opportunity to thank his players in such a manner. But I'd like
to give my thanks to all of you:
to Gordy, Doug, Dave, Bill, Day-
nard, Pete, Cliff, Chuck and Jack.
You made any work I did a
pleasure.   Keep fighting.
Siebert Leads
Detroit To Win
Oyer Boston Squad
• DETROIT Red Wings came
from behind in the last period of Tuesday night's only N.H.L.
game to edge out Boston Bruins
5-4.
Big Earl Selbert, recent addition
to the Rossmen, came through
with two last period counters to
put Detroit back in the race for
league honors.
Bill Cowley picked up two assists during the night to move up
with hockey's top scorers.

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