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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 40
Gym Planning Group Asks
Change Of Memorial Site
Students, Faculty Members
Appeal To Trustees' Board
—Daily Ubyssey Photo By Tommy Hatcher
CO-ED PULCHRITUDE PLUS is what Mardi Gras officials will feature at their annual fiesta,
slated for January 22 and 23 at the Commodore cabaret. These co-eds are five of many girls
who are trying out for the chorus line, which off icials claim will be enough alone to pack the
customers in on both nights. The smiling lassies were reluctant to release their names to the
press, at least until they've beeh definitely signed on the chorus line.
Legion Pushes Drive To Get
Increases For Married Vets
EUS Holds Ball
On December 19
Following the precedent set last
year, the Engineers will hold their
annual informal, the Passing-Out
Party, at the Debonair ballroom en
Friday, December 19, the EUS announced yesterday.
What they promise will be "a gala
program" has been arranged by Jack
McFadden, to include a 15-piece orchestra, and draws with mystery
Notification of Survey Results
Goes To B. C. Parliamentarians
Results of a survey made on the UBC campus claiming that
many university student-veterans have incurred a 20 percent
increase in cost of living in two years will be sent to every
British Columbia Member of Parliament.
Announcement of the survey results came Wednesday from Legion
secretary Ray Dewar who told a veterans' meeting that ex-servicemen at
Little Mountain camp were paying
20 percent more in living costs, but
at the same time had suffered a
reducticn in income from part time
The   results   of   two   surveys   taken
Artsmen Join Engineers
xam v-rusaae
A ,';i'<>up of UBC Artsmen have joined the enroll1 -
second-year Engineers to return to "the old system ' of formal
.Christina-; examinations.
Close to fifty signatures are  now on a  petition  circulated
imi'iiv.' an honours class in Maths and Physics,
interferes   with   an    all-round    study
program,  and
WHEREAS lab periods and wrileups
require a great deal of time durin.i
the  term,   and
WHEREAS, a one-hour exam i.s
insufficient for a .student to do his
best, especially when the exam is
overly long, and
WHEREAS assignments are a sufficient method for determining work,
WHEREAS many students assumed
club and extra curricular responsibilities before the new policy was
announced and consequently were
not able to devote su.fieient preparation   for   mid-term   work,   therefore
We, the undersigned students, peti-
"Regarding the new system of mid-   tion  the  university  to  return  to  the
term examinations: old system of a formal exam  perked
WHEREAS    the    over-learning    re-   at   Christmas,   and   discount   the   required for cxamsiespecially in Maths)   suits of  the  midterms."
heading   the    resolution   arc
reason   for   returning   to   the
examination  system.
However, the two students responsible for drafting tlie pelilion. Harry
Wolfe and Martin Edwards, said yesterday that they "realize it is too late
to change the arrangement now" bu'
they "hope to influence departmen'
heads to discount—or at least give
the lesser consideration to—the mid
term exams held this fall."
The petition was forwarded yesterday to department heads who, Edwards
report, are "more or less sympnthet'c"
with  the  petitioners'  cause.
Signed by 50 of the 60-odd class
members, the petition reads as follows:
4-> .. .—
recently on the campus will be incorporated in a brief to be sent to
every BC member of parliament. In
addition, the action taken will be
rought up for support from otner
universities at the conference this
month  of Canadian  student-veterans.
The  branch  decided  to concentrate
on obtaining grant increases for married veterans with children.
However, the Branch will continue
to support efforts to obtain increase^
for  other  classes  of  veterans.
t'tuarl Chambers reported to t'.r-
mi-eli: '.' n his conference will) Min
■sier of YotenriV Affairs, Tan Mae-
K-iai :ia. He said, the min; Ser lr-,1
list"iied e-irefully l< Ihe T crSan's ca ■■
and had promix d thai th,- pa' -!
'anceh!   up   veould   ha   inve.-l i-Jalei!
The mu ting pas erl a, : c sahs km
'asking for im leases for all vetcan.s
with unemployable dependents, :i;. ;
sii pa-ling the Canadian Legion and
other organizations in their requests
far increases in the rales of (lis I 11,ty
1 rnsions, burnt out pensions and
widows' pensions.
AMS Office Sells
UBC Xmas Cards
Stocked for the first time by tlie
AMS, a distinctive Yuletide greeting card, bearing a picture of the
Brock Hall, will be available to students at the AMS office.
These cards, the first of their kind
to be earieel en the campus, are being
sold to supplement those already being
distributed   in   the   Bookstore.
In addition to the cards, the AMS
wishess to announce that they have
quantitities of sheet music and recordings of 'Hail UBC," as well as the
new university nlaques. These also
moy be purchased at the AMS office.
Radio Society
Asks Air Time
For 'Culture'
Musicians Union
Cuts Night Show;
Stations Comply
UBC    Radio    Society,    now
Although first sod has already been turned for UBC's war
memorial gymnasium, the half-million dollar structure may be
moved to another location on the campus.
The war memorial planning commit- «
tee,  made up of students, staff and
other interested persons, has asked for
the change.
The committee announced Wednesday it has requested that the site of
the proposed structure be altered
completely cut off from the I fi.om University Boulevard near West-
use of evening time on Van- brook Camp to the plot of land where
couver stations, today demand-  *» present gym now stands.
od  that  the Vancouver Musi-     Its rec*uest wil1 be Passed on to the
tt   •        , a t-it \ .,   ..      war memorial's Board of Trustees, the
cians Union (AFL) permit the ^ authorltyi
broadcasting   of   a   University >   The planning committee has object-
musical    programme     on    it^ ed to the view which would be seen
programme    on
"cultural merits."
Following a union  ban  on  amateu
musicians  broadcasting  after   7   p.n,
Radio  Society  President  Ernest   Perrault attempted Wednesday to obtain
radio time between 6 and 7 p.m.
He reported, however, that no time
was available between those horns f;
Music     from     Varsity,   the   studene
broadcast which touched off the dispute.
This will shut the program off all
stations during evening hours, despite
an earlier offer from one station to
air the student show at 9:30 p.m.
Perrault said he will ask today
through A. E. Jamieson, secretary -
manager of the union, that "Music
from Varsity" be permitted on the
air because of its cultural value.
Mr. Jamieson told Tlie Daily Ubyssey his union wm attempting to "help
these boys" but that "it is not usual
to speak to the press while negotiations are continuing."
UBC Students
At SCM Meet
Twenty-four students, under
the chairmanship of Stu Porteous, will attend the North
American Conference on Christian Frontiers to be held at the
from a "memorial window" to be in- ! t'.niversily  of Kansas,  Decern-
Schuschnigg Talk
Reaps $150 Profit
Profits from the speech delivered
November 18 by Dr. S. Kurt von
Schuschnigg under the auspices of
the Newman Club totalled approximately $150, announced club president  Phil  Brocking  yesterday.
Brocking has instructed the Student Council on behalf of the Newman Club to turn the money over
to the International Students Service.
Near East Topic
For UBC Address
UBC students will hear Basil
Mathews, professor of world history
at Union Theological College in a
special address today at 12:30 p.m. in
Physics 200.     *
Professor Mathews, the author of
several books on eastern affairs is
to speak on "The riddle of the near
The meeting is sponsored jointly
bv ll'.e United Nations Snricty and tin
fnlernnHnnal   Relations   Club.
ets New Deadline
Talented sludents have less (ban
two weeks left to submit their worir
for thi.s year's second issue of Thi-
Thunderbird campus mafTazine which
was a sellout in November.
In a reminder to .students that tbe
deadline is December If), Editor John
Wardroper listed tho following requirements;
Short stories, preferably about l"'Vt
words; .sketches and articles, preferably 500 to 15(10 words; poems, "sennits" or light, short lengths preferred:
and  cartoons.
"Readino; the November issue will
give an idea of the magazine's level,"
he said.
"Although The Thunderbird has
been described in one quarter as rf
'pulp' quality, please send your Thr'l-
ling Western or Romatie Love stories
elsewhere." he said.
Contributions, with name and address indicated, should be left at The
Thunderbird desk in the north basement of Brock Hall.
stalled   in   the   new   gymnasium.   It
would   look   out,   it   is   said,   on   the
stadium, and women's residences.
Instead, the committee wants the
window to look over Howe Sound
from the corner of the Main Mall and
Marine Drive, near the Faculty Club.
The committee also feels that the
site near UBC's present gymnasium
would be "more central" to student
ber 27 to' January 1. officials
of the Student Christian Movement announced Wednesday.
Students plan to leave V: ncouver
via Great Northern Railway's "Empire Builder" December 24, for
Lawrence where the University is
Students pay one third of their expenses, the remainder being paid by
the Student Christian Association of
USA and  the  SCM of Canada.
The   action   comes   as   a   complete
reversal   of  plans  which   seemed   to  THOUSANDS ATTEND
have  been put  into  operation  when j    The   conference   described   as   "the
Hon. E. C. Carson, minister of public   largest youth gathering in North Art>
works,  turned the first  sod  for  the   erica» win feature discussion on "the
gymnasium at the site which has now '
drawn fire from the group. j
Their action stemmed from proposals
formulated   by    the UBC Canadian I
Legion,   which   first   asked   for   the I
alteration in plans. '
The legion listed the old gymnasium
site as its first choice, with the ori- !
ginal plan as its second  choice. |
The proposed new site is bounded
by the Main Mall, East Mall, Brock
Road and Marine Drive.
Competition between the university's short wave transmitter and sens-
ative equipment of the physics department is expected to be eliminated
by the first of next year.
The station of the UBC Amateur
Radio Society, VE7ACS, has been
jinxing intricate vacuum tube voltmeters used in physics laboratories
housed in nearby army huts.
world today and the task of the
Christian Faith." Two thousand delegates are expected to attend from
all parts of the continent.
Devotional services will be led by
Dr. K, H. Ting. Discussions will feature Dr. T. Z. Koo, who spoke to
UBC students at West Point Grey
United Church  last year.
Officials of the leading Protestant
Churches and the foreign and home
mission services will be in attendance.
The gathering embraces all Protestant denominations of the Christian
British Columbia will also be represented by two delegates from Victoria College, delegations across
Canada having been selected on the
basis of enrolment in each university
to be represented.
Fourteen other colleges and universities throughout the Dominion
are sending students to the Kansas
^onffcrence. The total number of
Canadian representatives will be approximately   four   hundred.
UBC Instructors Write Musical Comedy
SONGWRITER Norm Campbell and scriptwriter Eric Nico!
hold a conference with CBC songstress Juliette about then-
forthcoming musical comedy "Oh Please, Louise," scheduled
for production on the Trans-Canada network of the CBC
Thursday, December 11 at 9:00 p.m,
Campbell, seated at left, an instructor in the Physics department, wrote for the popular CBC "Summer Romance" show
last summer, Nicol, English lecturer, center, adds another
triumph *to his ever-increasing list of achievements, HLs first
book of humorous essays was published in Toronto last week.
Setting of the humorous epic is a highly improbable summer
resort on the B.C. coast. PAGE 2
Thursday, December 4, 1947
The Daily Ubyssey
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GENERAL STAFF: Cop;, Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,   Tore   Larssen;   Features   Editor,   Geoige   Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger.
In the upper left hand corner of page
one of this edition of The Daily Ubyssey you
will see in small type the significant note:
"Number 40."
This indicates that exactly one half of
the scheduled regular issues of The Daily
Ubyssey have already seen the light of day,
The significance, of course, is that this is
the last issue before the Christmas holiday
season. The next sheet is not due until January 6.
This brings us to the point where it is
customary for the Publications Board to wish
a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Year to our readers.
Transfused with the rosy glow of Christmas spirit, we would like to wish an especially
Merry Christmas to several campus groups
with whom The Daily Ubyssey has been closely associated during the past four months.
First of all—A Very Merry Christmas to
the boys of the Applied Science faculty, to
their executive, and to Mr. Ron Grantham
who besides struggling under the heavy load
of administering to his sometimes a little un
ruly boys has, for the past two weeks, been
Classified Ad editor of our board.
Secondly—an equally Merry Christmas
to the members of the Undergraduate Societies Committee, We will even go so far as to
wish Rosemary Hodgins, their chairman, a
Merry Christmas—she's not altogether bad.
For all their suppression of the freedom
of speech and locked doors we wish to extend
our best wish to the members of Student
Council . . . all twelve of them. To Stuart
Porteous who thinks that the Ubyssey is immoral. To Grant Livingstone who thinks
that the Ubyssey is too free. To Bob Harwood
who thinks that the Ubyssey costs too much.
To Rosemary Hodgins who thinks that the
Ubyssey distorts. To Nora Clarke who thinks
the Ubyssey is peachy. And to Taddy Knapp
who doesn't think,
Finally we wish a Merry Christmas to
all our readers who have jostled each other,
about in the bus stop and in the quad every
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
morning to scoop up their daily ration of
On The Wagon
Our second year En-
CHRISTMAS gineers   have   shown   a
EXAMS spark    of    intelligence.
They have taken the
initiative in an overdue fight with the administration. They are asking the university
to return to the previous system of formal
Christmas exams.
Long the blight of every undergrad,
Christmas exams were looked upon as insufferable, undesirable and unnecessary. Apparently the powers that be got to thinking
in the same vein, for early this year, following
weeks of the annual rumours, the announcement was made that no formal exams would
be held.
In their place, it was announced, there
would be short, informal term or mid-term
tests which would take place at the discretion
of instructors and departments concerned.
The announcement was, at first, hailed
with much enthusiasm by most students.
There were a few, however, who, prophetic
souls, saw through the mist into the forthcoming round of inconvenience and confusion
that would inevitably result from the proposed plan.
But the rest plodded unwarily on, happy
with the thought that they would never really
have to get down to work until some indefinite
time in the spring. Most didn't even think
about the midterms, and the few who did
wondered — and still wonder — just what
stress, if any, would be put upon the grades
received in them.
What has resulted
may be hailed as the
greatest nightmare this
side of Dante's Inferno.
Tests have piled upon tests. Essays have been
delayed. Study schedules have become a
laughing stock, usually thrown out the nearest window accompanied by demented
The whole system, so-called, has become
a mess.
It has become impossible for a student to
plan anything. Formerly, many students took
outside work during the term, dropping it in
sufficient time to review his courses before
the exam-period. Now—what hope to study?
And perhaps a student had decided to
take Thursday night off, but Wednesday is
told of an exam on Friday (it's often just that
confusing)—what hope to study? And to take
a night off is neither improbable nor undesirable. Or it may be, worst of all that another
professor had assigned a "short quiz" for tlv.'
same day—what hope to study then?
These midterms remind students of tlie
summertime; they are reminiscent of mosquitoes buzzing around one's head. While in
themselves neither mosquitoes or exams are
dangerous, they are annoying and cause
much abortive slapping in the air.
The  difficulty seems
THE WORMS to be that tests are pop-
TURN ping up at all odd times
and all odd angles. And,
in some cases, exams are being held as well
after the close of lectures in mid-December.
What kind of a set-up is this? Many professors moan about the inadequacies of advancement by exams, and readily admit tint
an exam does not necessarily show what a
student knows about a subject but rather
shows whether or not a student happened to
review, the night before, the particular phases
represented by the examination paper.
In the old, formal examination system,
students had a chance: They knew ahead of
time that they would have to keep up with
their work. They knew that they would have
a certain amount of time for every necessary
review. They knew the exams would be
counted. They knew what they were supposed
to be doing.
Not now. And the farce of a system
which is now being used will never develop
into anything either desirable or effective.
If a student happened to have stayed home
the week before the exam, chances are he
knows more or less what the course is all
But on the other hand there are certain
undeniable business and social contracts that
keep popping up, and they can wreak disastrous results on a student's grades.
It is time for a sane, thoughtful review
of the whole botched-up mess by the faculty,
the board of governors, the senate and all
parties interested. The students could be
considered too; after all, they are concerned
a Jittle.
Let's return to formal Christmas exams.
Let's get out of this SNAFU. Let's return to
Equally Disgusted
Dear Sir;
I am most peeved to find that a
particular student — and probably
many more like him—disaproves of
the story "Borkum" published recently in the Thunderbird.
I should like to point out that, in
my opinion there is a vast difference between the literary value of
"Forever Amber" or "Lurid Love
Confessions" and "Borkum". On the
one hand the literature is designed
to satisfy and compensate for
certain desires and curiousities. On
the other hand the aim is to brint<
out into the open the realities of
life, even though they may not b»
I   venture   to   say   that   perhaps
This present grants campaign is Ihe
latest in a long fight fcr improved
living allowances for student veterans,
not only at UBC but at universities
all over Canada and many universities in other parts of the World.
Branch 72 has been prominent in this
campaign. Members attended the first
"engagement" in Montreal in December 1945 and one of the points they
brounht up at the conference was
Inter approved by the Canadian Government in June of the next year,
namely the case for the pensioner-
It may be remembered that the
original system was the deduction of
the amount of the pension from the
grant. This was changed. The pensioner now receives the full amount.
Other demands were refused for various reasons. The need, however, is
still pressing. Costs of living are still
rising and there has been no increase in the income that can be used
to meet those increased costs.
Valuable support has been forthcoming in the matter of surveys that
have been caried on on the Campus
and at Little Mountain during the last
week. The results of these surveys
cleave very closely to the expected
results and will be of invaluable aid
in presenting the case to the Minister
of Veterans Affairs. However, although the campaign has "come to
a head" in Ihe present action, it is
in almpst constant operation. Branch
72. as one of the largest branches of
the Canadian Legion in B.C. hits carried a large part of the burden, not
only for increased grants for student-
veterans, which would be natural and
understandable, but also for increased
allowances for all classes of government beneficiaries whom it was felt
were in need of increased benefits.
To do this 'requires a' large and
active membership. It is impossible
for a small branch' to cover all
aspects .of the situation. The more
brains there are to study and act on
a problem, the more comprehensive
picture of the existing situation may
be formed.
Also, representation at Provincial
conventions is based on the number
of paid-up members of the Branch.
The larger the paid-up membership
the larger the delegation and therefore the better represenation that
can be obtained. To enable the branch
to be a fuller representation of the
feeling of the student-veteran the
Membership Committee is appealing
to those of you who have not yet
joined tlie Legion or have fallen
slightly behind in payment of dues.
Come in to the Office or sign up at
the desks at Pay Parade Thursday,
December 4th and Friday, December
5th. Help the Legion to help yourselves.
* • •
The Legion Basketball team lost to
Woodflbre "Reps", 62-48, last Saturday November 29th. Bill Gee informs
us that in spite of the score the team
spent a most enjoyable weekend. The
team was composed of John Haar,
Roy Widmeyer, Hal Shugg, Hugh
Gabrielse, Brian Quinlan, Ell|s Lindsay, Ian McHardy and Bill Gee. The
invitation was secured by Johnny
Haar, a former president of Branch
HM 12 - West Mall
Open Daily Monday to Friday
8:15 — 4:30 p.m.
7  — 10 p.m.
Saturday — 8:15 — 1 p.m.
"Btgl^est and Best Cup of Coffee
On  the  Campus"
Operated  by Branch  72  Canadian
Legion,   B.E.S.L,
v. J
the student concerned was shocked not by the actual contents of
the story but by the fact that these
conditions do exist and are unfortunately, all too prevelant today.
I should also like to point out
that   the   sooner   such   conditions
and matters are written and spoken
about in an honest and wholesome
manner, such as Mr. Bonney has
done  the  sooner  the  demand  for
some of the really filthy trash wil!
S. C, B.
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Dear Sir:
Why in heavens name can't
people do anything but criticize!
R.L.I. Fjarlie, in his dribble in
the "letters" section on November
28 does no more than exhibit his
ignorance. Just because "On the
Wagon" does not appeal to him,
he says that the whole paper :s
stupid and a waste of time.
This is my first vear on the Pub.
If I hadn't been a self-styled
journalist, I never would have
joined the organization. Only because I thought that I had a spark
of writing talent did I come down
to the north basement of the
Mr. Fjarlie apparently is also a
self-styled journalist, otherwise he
never would have undertaken the
task of writing to the editor. The
reason that he is not on the Pub
is either because he's just too
damn lazy, or he's afraid that
he'll be shown up as a writer of
inferior ability.
No, nobody asked us to work
a. hard as we do, and if this attitude of Mr. Fjarlie's is the only
thanks we are going to get, to hell
with the whole thing. We «an all
take honors in English and apply
the "blood, sweat, and tears" usually spent on the papers, on the
studying, and all come up with
first class honors.
Coffee co*
"YES, GORDON, that's right. And tea comes
from Ceylon, sugar from the West Indies.
Canada imports all sorts of goods from
countries all over the world."
"But Canada not only buys abroad, Gordon,
she sells abroad, too... Grain and lumber
and fish and fruit. . . manufactured goods
and raw materials ..."
All the complex operations involved in
foreign trade call for the use of bank credit,
foreign exchange, world market information and collections — vital services performed by Canada's banks.
SPONSORED     »Y     YOUt     IANK lursday, December 4, 1947
ieneva-Born Architect
leads New Department
How many buildings can be situated on a given area so that
fach receives three hours of sunlight per day at a certain time
|f year?
Problems such as this are what students in Professor
Frederick Lasserre's Department of Architecture have to con-
lend with.
I Professor Frederick Lasserre, wai
Drn in Geneva, Switzerland, and
ame to Canada in 1921.   He graduated
1934 from the University of Toronto
Hth   a   Batchelor    of    Architecture
egree and continued his post gradu-
te studies  at Zurich,
| For four years, Prof. Lasserre was
practising   architect   with   'Tecton'
London. While with this firm, he
fcsigned many buildings, centres and
ardens,  as well  as  being  co-author
a book entitled   "Planned ARP."
I Prof.    Lasserre,    who   returned   to
lanada in  1940, claims that England
where he received his "real train-
[g" and he would have stayed there
the war had not broken out.
I The main object of the department
|dd Prof. Lasserre, "is to bring to the
npus more fine art, particularly
sual art; also to improve the stand-
td of architecture in Vancouver, al-
kough the standard is higher here
tan anywhere in Canada."
| "Community and town planning are
biggest   roles   in   the   city   and
in the province our role is regional
planning with utilization of our natural heritage."
The utilization of our heritage is
being neglected, inferred Prof. Lasserre. For example he cites that
"Many houses are built on the best
agricultural land in the province and
it is wasted."
An eye to the surroundings is advocated   by   him   so   that   buildings,
roads  and  other  construction  forms
will not be a blot on the landscape,
The department at present has 87
students of which seven are third
year; fourth and fifth years are as
yet unfilled owing to the newness
of the department,
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phone Ted, MArine 3787. Reward.
top. Please phone HAst. 0573.
Modern kitchens end launciry rooms o.e the workshops of
the home. They should be designed to serve the house-
wife ... to make her work easier, more pleasant.
To make kitchen and laundry planning easier and the
resulting workshops more practical, B.C. Electric, through
the Home Service Center, will prepare plans (or practical
kitchens and laundry rooms. Before you build or remodel,
consult the Home Service Center for a better planned,
more useful kitchen and laundry room. This service is
free, of course.
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Fashion favorite of the week
I wish I was a muskrat
Without my head or paws;
--Then I'd have a fur coat
Just as nice as LOIS SHAW's.
forest mink shade muskrat flank . . . $325
Thursday, December 4, IS
Name Of UBC 'Open Sesame7
To East, Says ISS Delegate
"UBC" and the name of Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie are two
magical words to keep in mind if you ever make a trip back east.
That's the advice of Bob Currie, who represented UBC at
the recent Canadian conference of the International Student
Service at Toronto. *
In fact, Currie said, we got a warm*	
Civic Officials
To Speak Monday
Speakers from the Civic Improvement Committee, the CCF Reform
Committee, and tho Non-Partisan
Association will be presented in the
Auditorium, Monday, December 8, at
12:30 under auspices of the SPC.
Their speeches are to be limited from
seven to ten minutes duration. After
they have delivered their talks questions will be invited from the floor.
SPC officials explain that they present these speakers, the second of the
series, as one of their duties to the
student body.
-reception all round, except for the
weather. And even the weatherman
himself put on a good performance
right up until Currie and UBC's other
delegate, Sue Young, had to return
home. ^
Currie was "amazed" and "overwhelmed" at the words of praise easterners had for his University and its
famous President. One delegate, he
said, pumped his arm enthuiastically
just the the mere mention of UBC.
•Sixteen Canadian universities were
represented at the three-day conference, the results of which, in Currie's
opinion, should do much to expand
and co-ordinate ISS activities in Canadian universities.
Student apathy toward their movement came under discussion at the
meeting in the Ajax division of the
University of Toronto.
This apathy, the meeting decided,
was probably due to the fact that up
to the present the ISS program has
been largely "take," with little "give".
Consequemtty, the group spent much
time in drafting resolutions to further
the cultural scope of ISS work. Included in the program for the future
are student tours throughout many
parts of the world, the purpose of
which is to familiarize the travelers
with culture and society of foreign
UBC delegates attribute their gratifying reception to the exchange of
ideas which has been taking place
between eastern and western universities during te past two or three
Currie tossed a bouquet at Canadian University Press, which, he says,
has figured largely in the new east-
west unity and understanding. He
cited as an example the recent innovation of beauty contests at Queen's
University, an idea borrowed from
last year's contest between western
Canadian universities.
UBC's political club setup, Currie
reports, was apparently badly misrepresented in other Canadian university papers. However, he said he
tried to clarify the situation "as best
I could" for those students with whom
he had informal chats.
Figuring prominently at the conference was Maurice Sauve, the young
French-Canadian who recently received universal student acclaim during his visit tt this Coast.
Sauve's spirit of co-operation, Currie said, was typical of that of all
French-speaking delegates at tke conferences.
Currie happily relates tkat tke enly
misunderstanding between Freack-
speaking delegates was Hie amazement each group had for tke concessions tkat the other was willing to
make in tbe interests of unity.
Also eneowraging was tke cooperation promised by national representatives •£ the Student Christian
Movement and the Xewmaa Club.
Currie feels that botk these groups
will be of invaluable aid in furthering
tke cause of ISS on the UBC campus.
Engine trouble delayed the two
UBC students in their east-bound
trip, and as a result the pair arrived
some five hours after tke conference
had begun.
Fog clamped down on tkeir homeward joumcr and tke pair had to
travel the last lap by train.
Friday Dance
Goes Old-Time
Old time dancing will be the
feature attraction at a dance to be
held at the Brock on Friday evening,
December 5, starting at 8:30.
Music will be provided by an old-
time orchestra together with a professional caller, "Curley" Johnson,
who is at present appearing at the
Town Hall Ballroom,
Tickets may be purchased at tlie
door, at the gym office, or at the AMS
office, and are, selling at'twenty-five
Those who plan to attend are asked
by the committee in charge to dress
suitably for the occasion. They ask-
that the girls bring a box lunch for
themselves and for a boy.
The dance is being sponsored by the
Square and Ballroom dancing classes,
Ask for it either way , . . both
trade-marks mean the same thing.    COCA-COLA LTD., VAN.
Social Democrats
Seen As Mediators
Social Democrats throughout the
world could well take on tlie role
of mediators between Capitalists and
Communists in the struggle for world
peace, Mrs. Dorothy Steeves, former
CCF MLA, told a student audience
"It ks up to us Social Democrat.-;'
to prove that Communists and Capitalists can together in peace and
harmony," she asserted.
''This does not mean that wt- should i
consider ourselves middle men. Wc j
are not. If anything, we are more
leftist than the Communists. But wc'
have much in common with the Com- '
munists and we have learned u>;
accept tlie Capitalists a.s one of the I
realities of life." I
depend on each other
In these flotation tanks in the Nickel plant at Copper
Cliff, large quantities of chemicals are used for
separating the  Nickel from the Copper.
IN THE COURSE OF A YEAR, the International Nickel
Company buys about 7500 tons of sulphuric acid and 250
tons of muriatic acid. About 2300 tons of soda ash and
1500 tons of salt are used annually, as well as large
quantities of xanthate and other chemicals for the
flotation process.
In the manufacture and processing of chemicals, Nickel
and its alloys are in almost universal use for tanks, kettles,
pipe, pumps, valves, evaporators, and practically every
other piece of equipment which comes in contact with the
corrosive substances.
The wide use of chemicals by the Canadian Nickel industry
provides employment in the chemical industry. The use of
Nickel and Nickel alloys in chemical equipment provides
employment in the Canadian Nickel industry. Each and
every industry in this country creates employment in other
industries. No matter how we earn a living, we are all one
family, each depending on the other.
Canadian Nickel
"The Romance of Nickel" a SO-page book fully illustrated,
will be sent free on  request to anyone  interested.
'ten lu-Nfe&r-—
'Bird Pucksters Prepping
For California Ice Tilts
Despite the fact that New Westminster Cubs have slipped
into the lead in the city Senior B hockey league by virtue of a
6-3 win over the Vancouver Indians, the UBC Thunderbirds
feel that the situation will be changed on Sunday after their
scheduled tilt with the Queen city men.
The game is listed for 1:30 .~unday<»-
I r ii'St
afternoon   at   Queen's   Park   aren i,
with the 'Birds shooting the work:,
in quest of their third straght wir.
and a share in' the league lead.
The tilt will also serve as a prep
for the 'Birds trip to sunny California
the following weekend. This will be
the first of a home-and-home series
to take place in alternate years, v.-.ii.
the California clubs coming north in
the latter part of 1948.
On December 16th the 'Birds wil-
meet the California Golden Bears on
the campus rink at Berkeley, while
on the following night, the 17th, the
UBC crew moves to the famr.us
"Winterlands" for a contest with the j
'Olympics,' another leading team in I
the same loop as the Bears.    * I
Little is known about the merits of
two   American   out.'its   except    that!
they  are  one-two   in   the   Californ -i!
circuit. j
Only fourteen players will make Ii e
trip, leaving the 'Birds in the positu. n
of having but one goal tender, 1 '.v■>
defence pairs, and three forward lines.
Coaches Frank Frederickson and
Paul Thompson have decided to stick
by the line-up which made the last
two starts, winning enra. This >iu.- .;■
that Bob Saunders will rem .in r.
goal with Koch and Nel ore! pairing
up for one defense while Hughes and
Wilde form the other.
The attackers are set up into lines
comprising Ycung, Wagner and T.u>
fason on the first, Berry, Johnston t.k!
Andrew on the second, and Reid,
Lerbenko and Rowledge on the third.
In the fastest tussle seen on the
Campus maples in many a he:>pla
day, the UBC Chips battled ri -lit
down t . the tree matched the Clover
Leafs •ihnasi point for iiiitit tl"r 1
finally bowed out 53-4!).
Completely covering the court, lh:.
Chic •; ri! !ii!i had !'.»■:- P-mi'i V.a
Champs stymved, hut the d^ni'v 'ia .
ting accuracy of men such as ex-UBC
star Ole Bakken, who garnered 22
markers, told the tale and proved
just a little too much for the students
to handle.
Half-time had the Chiefs one tally
up with the score reading 26-23.
Right until the final "buzz" it was
anyone's cake, as is indicated by the
fact that at no time in the tilt was
there more than Ave points dividing
the squads.
Fred Bossons, captain of the chiefs,
led their attack, tallying 14 points.
second and third mean little
as the lines are equally potent, having
accumulated almost identical scoring
The club leaves on the fourteenth,
facing a two day train trip before
arriving in Berkeley. A workout is
scheduled for the morning of the
sixteenth prior to the game which will
start at 8:30 in the evening.
Over the Christmas holidays, the
tc:<m will get little rest, facing a tough
game with the dangerous Nanaimo
Clippers in the coal city, two days
after Christmas.
Although the Varsity English
Rugger squad will not be playing this weekend, fans will get
a chance to see a brother UBC
aggregation take on tho lior.'i
Shore All-Blacks in a feature
match to be played at Douglas
Park Saturday afternoon.
Varsity, who at the moment i- -
ly enscounced atop the local  1-ei w<
will be receiving a well-eirncd  •   ;
Rather, the opposition will be re-e v-
ing a well-earned rest,  for tho ?.' ■
and Gold ruggermen have noi  d <
ped a contest in the last tw:> yc —
and show no signs of weakening their
torrid pace.
UBC, on 'the other hand, will be
out to add the North Shore scalp-:
to their already impress ve list cf
victories. In a previous contest between these two rugger fifteens, UBC
emerged victorious by virtue of an
8-3 count.
Holiday Hoop Schedule
All the memhe-.s of the Football
te: ni are rec|it.-^ed U, lee pre.s.nt at
a special meetier; to be held Monday
nocn in the: Stadium. TotDm pictures
will be taken.
December 5
December 6
•December 20*
December 29
December 30
January 2
January 3*
January 5*
Seattle College at Seattle
Seattle College at Seattle
Pacific University at UBC
Pacific Lutheran College at UBC
Pacific Lutheran College at UBC
Pacific Lutheran College      at Parkland, Wasn.
Lewis & Clark College at Portland Ore.
Williamette University at Salem, Ora.
Plankmen Prep
or Ski Meets
Nat only will the highly - ratfd
men's ski team be entered in the
.-' v.v.i i:-an Intercollegiate ski tournament at Sun Valley, December 28-31,
but also a four-girl team of campus
v,omen plankstars under the captainship cf Mr.ise- Ewart, top notch campus   eakier.
The  men's  team  had  received  definite)   word   that   they   were   going
yeveral   weeks   ago,   but   the   WAD j
were undecided whether the expend-j
it ure would warrant the trip for the |
girls. I
As a result, a WAD meeting Tues-1
day approved the girls budget for the'
2000 mile trip, providing other Colleges have entered girls teams.
At  Press  time Wednesday,  confir-
maticn had not Been received whether the other colleges had entered
teams but it is thought that the
official O.K. would be received today.
Tentative plana call foe the team
leaving around December lfi-19 which
v. ill include one or two days Jump-
;■!■< vra'.'th.o at Snooualmio Pa.ss
under Olav Ulkind. Two days travel-
I'm" time will si e the team at their
destination which still allows them
five days practice on the Sun Valley
downhill run and jump.
Schedule calls for th«. downhill
event on the first day followed by
the slalom, cross-country and jumping in that order on consecutive days.
Rules for colleges require that the
team consist of six men, of which
four men may compete in each event
with the best.three times counting.
Article* are lOkt. natural goW.
Prictt tubjtct lo purchaet tax.
them are Shopping
Be smart . . . make out your list
now! Here are a few suggestions:
MUSICAL RATTLES—If there's a b5by on your list. ;;et
.something new in a rattle—one that, plays a tune when il.'.;
shaken. They come in pink op blue S9c
- Children's Dept.. First Fhmr  Up,
PERSONALIZED TUMBLERS — A distinctive «[[[—
have your friends' name permanently inscribed on
sparkling clear tumblers. Choice of 12, 9, 8 or 5 ounce
.sizes. Set of 8 in a carton   $1.60
COCKTAIL SET—A 7 piece set that has a shaker and 6
cocktail glasses of clear Swedish Crystal, plus tax $6.95
—China, Third Floor.
WOOL BED JACKETS—These wool bed jackets are
different looking, dainty and warm. The yoke is crocheted
and the rest is a hairpin stitch. They come in pink or
blue $12.95
—Lingerie, First Floor Up.
sweater with rib knit waistband and cuff. In wine, green,
yellow, beige, powder and white. Sizes 36 to 44 $4.95
MEN'S WOOLLEN CARDIGANS—2 pockets, 5 button
front, in grey heather and blue heather. Small, medium
and large   $5.50
—Men's Wear, Main Floor.
BRILLIANT     CROWN     SET — Crown     pin — plus    E
tax   $4.94    =
Matching Ear Rings—plus tax   $4.95    ^
—Jewellery, Main Floor.      T
HANKY VENTURES—A story book with 6 hankie
inserts by Walt Disney. All the children's favorite
characters—Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Porky, Donald,
Duck, the Dwarfs, etc. are all featured   98^
—Handkerchiefs, Main Floor.
MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS—A gift that pleases the
whole family—a subscription to their favorite magazine—
Reader's Digest   $2.75
Life      $5.50
Time    j     $6.50
Popular Mechanics           $2.50
Ladies Home Journal   $3.00
McLean's  $2.00
FLORAL NOTES—Note size paper with floral prints on
the front. 12 in a box  98£
CHINESE    NOTES—Dainty    prints    by    Chang    Shu
Chi $1.19
—Stationery Dept., Main Floor.
Perfume, cologne and talcum in Duchess of York.. $4.25
LELONG CASTLE OF PERFUME—4 Bottles of perfume—Sirocco, Balalaika, Tailspin, and Indiscreet $5.50
—Drugs, Main Floor. PAGE 6
Thursday, December 4, 1947
/4wutd tfo (famjtoa ^\f<
d:ck m.ocKiiEijci::?. s;im-i;, Vu\X)v
EDITOR T<IU-:  VXE'J  :  B n « r-u:>uleis
No Xmas Rest For 'Birds;
Heavy HoopSeasonSlated
Just because the rest of the University is going to take time
off in the next month to do a little work and take part in a little
Christmas spirit doesn't mean that the basketballing Thunderbirds won't be in action during that time.
Although the   Birds will be on the '
road this weekend when  they  t. ./
south   to   meet     ealtle   CYa.-.ge.    ..
two game series, they will be :c:u.:
ing to the campus for three home i
gagements   before   they   take   t.    .
road again.
-Daily Ubyssey photo by Uus woiunngi
WATCH IT!—The Smith brothers, John and Brian, go throu/.i
a little pre-game workout before assuming their duties as
towel-boys to the basketballing 'Bird..
Trainer Owen Gets Help
From Young Ho:pSa Fans
Nobody seemed to know anything about them. All they
knew was that these youngsters were at every Thunderbird
game, running around with armsful of towels during the game,
and putting on a two-person show during halftime, potting
baskets with such dexterity that they drew the applause of the !
During half-time that night, in the|—^^j^^ getting ^^
•bird game in the Gym, I talked to I ^.^  frightened   them   but  thev
4V.«.  **l*-i/1o"    t\\a  RrnitVi   hrnfhpm    .Tnhn.
the "kids", the Smith brothers, John,
12%, and Bryan, 10%. Brother John
did most of the talking since brother
Bryan was pretty busy putting on an
exhibition of basket-pottiny.
John told me that the whole thin3
undertook the task, and since then
have attended practically every 'Bird
home game acting as towel boys.
These sports-minded Smith brothers
have a system where they "toss-up"
The two games on Friday a   !
urday of this week will see lev- '.; .
men matched against a  learn   a
said   to   play   a   better   braiau   '-.'   L
than   some   of   the   club:;   at   i ri s
entered  in  the Winco loop of  \X.
they were once a member.
The last c mI  \\?X\  j \J )v:u  ....
team  saw   the  Blue   and  Gekl   .;
split their twe gam..- bhl wV.\\ C ■■•
Washington   on   the   LUinpus   iru.  :
With the extra games unck-r  lh ■  ,j
that    the   'Bird;    have    phi- .  !    .  ,.
then,   they   hope   to   aa:i   -,.'■
wins to the records.
Following   tlie   f.catilo     ;
plays   host   to   Pacific   Unive,-'..,-
tho first North West Cen.'e <-■   e ' >
the   year.     The   schedule   e:-s   ;
arranged so that all Cenfeei.-i  e   .;:• :-
will    play    a    hemc-and-'eo   e
with every other team. The Pael".
fracas is carded for .'-aKrr.hy. De  e.r
ber 20 at the UBC gym.
with possibilities. The Gladiators are
also in the Washington lntercollegiaie
Conference and boast an impressive
schedule that sees them in action
against three Coast Conference squads.
With games against University of
Washington, Washington State Colege, and University of Idaho, not to
mention contests with U. of Montana,
College of Puget Sound and an Invitational Meet in Wenatchee, the Pacific Lutheran quintet will be no easy
mark for the Blue and Gold of UBC.
Taking   to   the   road,   the    Birclimn
play the second half of the lionie-aod-
honio series with the Paeifie Lui'.-o   >:■.
rp ad   in   Parkland   ( is   Jan.   2.
Tie eecend Confeieme tilt ".1 a.
eeasan will be played in Pnri. in I -a
January 3. when the 'Birds mate. Le v ■■
; d ( 1 rk. Tk'.y da. n hi; the roeri
.. a '...-'e n v. lie ei I .ey \eill t.iii.iie
veit'a tho Bea.'e .Is of Wiil-innatle in
am.thcr  Conference  affair.
First home gair.es <>" the new year
will, be en Jan. 'J aid 10 against
Lewis and Claik and College of Idaho.
Both are Conference contests. I
We are gathered today to
discuss the cumulative effects of environmental influences, '
Egbert's audience doesn't seem very
interested in that type of cumulative effect...
but they — like thousands of students from
coast to coast who have B of M Savings
Accounts — know all about the cumulative
advantages of money regularly deposited.
They know what it is to experience that
"Rich-as-Rockefeller"   feeling   every   time
they check on their bank balance . . . and
they're glad they have-become
members of the "Money-in-
the-Bank" team.
io a miiioii emmn
A film  "How  to Play  Soccer"  will
be shown in the Stage Room of (the
Brock   on   Tuesday,   December   8   at
Pacific   Lutheran   College   will   be   4 p.m. A special invitation is extended
UBC's guests on December 29,  30  : .   to all those wishing to see this most
a series that moguls figure i'-  loade '   interesting film.
Why not be another .
accumulating brother!
, start
Bank of Mon iri ai
workinq   wifh   Canadians   in   every   wa/k   ol   life   since   1817
started last year when the California to determine which of them is going
Goden Bears were up here for their ' to work from the .Bird bench for
series with the 'Birds. John and | each partiCular game. The "loser" then
Bryan and their parents were sitting goes to the visitors' pew.
in the crowd expecting to watch the MRS. SMITH TALKS
game just as ordinary fans when the j "if the boys were not here they
California manager approached them would be at a show or listening to the
with a proposition. He wanted the radio at home. Here they are learning
kids to act as towel boys; to take the ' the rudiments 'of clean play and
towels out to the players during time-  sportsmanship."
for 8 o'clock classes
A.M. or P.M. , . . whether steering a
pencil over paper or a gal around a
dance floor ... an Arrow outfit does
your frame full justice. Viz:
A handsome Arrow Shirt,
for trim-fit.
A perfect-knotting Arrow Tie.
A matching Arrow Handkerchief.
P.S.— See your favorite Arrow dealer today
^^ USE
• Applied every morning, Brylcreem will
keep your hair looking smart and well-groomed
all day long. The natural oils in Brylcreem
overcome dandruff and dry scalp, give the hair
a healthy, natural lustre without that greasy
appearance. Buy Brylcreem in the handy,
convenient tube today!
Out of the moist, brown soil come the vital needs of life. There is food
for living in Canada, a surplus for export to starving countries where it is urgently
needed. As an industry, farming ranks second in British Columbia. In 1939,
B.C. produced food to the value of 48 million dollars. The 1946 value was 112
million dollars—a tremendous contribution   to   the   world's   health   and
Welfare. ^ participant {n tnis thriving industry,
Shanahan's supply insecticides, feed conn
centrates, and salt to farming needs. Tlw
progress and growth of agriculture helped
to inspire the growth of Shanalian's—
four-fold since 1939.
shanahan's limited


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