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The Ubyssey Jan 16, 1945

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 Frosh, McGoun Debates On This Week
No. 36
• OTTAWA: Right now there's
a good deal of activity in Selective Service Headquarters here
and rumours are floating around
about a revision in the call-up regulations as they affect university
students. No one in authority will
do more than say that the regulations are subject to continual review, that they are therefore under consideration now, that the
manpower situation is growing
more critical, and that it is possible • revision may be necessary.
It is obvious, of course, that if
the regulations of Selective Service are changed, they will be revised to make it more, not less
difficult for students to remain at
Our armies need reinforcements
and it is probable that, before this
war is finished successfully, we
will require even a lot of those
who are now "low category" men.
The United States has moved to
use its "low categories" in combat areas, and it is quite possible
that we may yet follow suit.
There la, however, nothing more
to report other than that with so
much smoke—part of which is a
screen—there ia probably some
fire, and that, before many weeks,
we .may see an announcement of
new student regulations.
The Department of Veterans
Affairs, and its divorced wife, thc
Department of- National Health
and Welfare, are coming in for a
good share of criticism around Ottawa. The former its is said, in
specific cases has not furnished
the veteran with the assistance to
which he is entitled in rehabilitation. There are cases of men discharged last May who are still
trying to re-train and re-establish
themselves, with their own money
because the government's rehabilitation cheques have not been
forthcoming. Several of these cases are attending Canadian universities, on their own funds, rather than on the rehabilitation
grant they should be receiving.
National Health «and Welfare
has about twenty Civil Servants
working for it, out of the 5000 or
6000 who will be needed to implement the rather complicated system of Family Allowances. It is
going to take time to train these
people (to say nothing of the time
it takes to find an employee these
days) and to design and set up the
intricate tabulating m a c h 1 n es
which the operation requires.
Guessing is going on as to when
the first cheques will appear, and
very few authorities on the Civil
Service think it can be done by
July, 1945. The job is too big to
be done in that time, and the
time between the passage of the
bill and the first of the New Year
was almost entirely spent without
practical profit.
Frances James
Sings Today
In Auditorium
of Canada's most versatile sopranos, will appear at
UBC at 12:30 today. Presented as an LSE pass feature, Miss James will sing
in the Auditorium.
A native of Saint John, New
Brunswick, Mis* James Is of IT-
nlted Empire Loyalist heritage.
During the royal tour in 1939 the
had the honor of performing for
Their Majesties.
She has also had the distinction
of having, appeared on three occasions in the Winter Season of 1943-
44 with the Toronto Symphony
Orchestra and the Mendelsson
Choir under the direction of Sir
Ernest MacMillan. Sir Ernest
chose Miss James for the lead in
six of twelve CBC Handel Oratorio series.
Chosen by Dr. Healy Willan to
sing the leading role in the premiere of the first Canadian opera,
"Transit Through Fire," she also
gave the first Canadian performance of Paul Hindemith's song
cycle, "The Life of Virgin Mary."
Miss Gwendolyn Williams will
be accompanist to Miss James for
her UBC concert. The programme
First Group: Three songs by
Haydn; 1. She Never Told Her
Love. 2. The Mermaid's Song. 3.
My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair.
And Creation's Hymn by Beethoven.
Second Group: Four songs by
Schubert; 1. Wemuph. 2. Wieder-
schein. 3. Seligkelt. 4. Rastlose
Third Group: French Canadian
Folk Songs; 1. La Jolie Mer (arranged by Sir Ernest MacMillan).
2. Sainte Marguerite (arranged by
Healey Willam). 3. En Revenant
des Noce, by Oscar O'Brien. 4. Ma
Fille Vlenne-tu un Bouquet, by
Arthur Somervill.
Last 200 Totems
On Sale in Quad
This Week Only
• TOTEM SALES will end this
week.   Only 200 Issues of this
year-book are left so those wishing to get their copy are advised
to sign immediately.
Totems may be bought from
salesmen on the campus or at the
Quad Box Office. The price is S3,
SI of which must be paid down
and the other $2 to be paid on
receipt of the year-book in the
No student of UBC should be
without this volume which consists of the Totem pictures of the
students, shots showing varsity
life on the campus and off, and
pictures of the university buildings, according to John Green, editor.
• THE U.B.C. Employees' Credit Union will hold its annual
meeting in Brock Hall on Friday,
January 26, at 6:45 p.m. Following
the dinner Dr. Norman MacKenzie,
President of the University, will
welcome the visitors present to
the campus. Mr, Jack Burns, president of the B. C. Credit Union
League and speaker of the evening will address the gathering. Mr.
Burns is one of the original members of STRY Credit Union and a
man well informed on the principles and practices of co-operative credit.
After   showing   the   film   "Tho,
People's Bank," the annual busi-
less   meeting   will   be   convened.
Reports   of   the   society's  growth
and services since its inception
six months ago will be given by
the secretary-treasurer and the
various committee heads. Policies
and plans for the year to come
will then be discussed and adopted
by the membership.
Every member of the Credit Union is urged to attend this dinner
meeting and assist in the activities of his association. Those who
would like to learn more about the
credit union movement though
they do not belong to this group
will be made very welcome. Dinner tickets at $1.00 each may be
obtained from the secretary, Mr.
Robert Storey or from the credit
union office in the basement of
the Arts building.
Jazz Society Sponsors Hot
Orchestra Session Thursday
•   FIRST UNADULTERATED jazz session in campus history will be held in the Auditorium this Thursday noon,
sponsored by the Jazz Society.
Vice president, Jack Cohen, will
MC the event, which will feature
an eight peice band consisting of
outstanding local Instrumentalists,
playing original, unscored, improvised jazz.
The Jazz Society hopes with this
■ campus in Jazz and to popularize
it as a modern art form of music.
Thursday's jam session will bring
students in contact with a popular
movement in music which has
created such famous artiste as
Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Fats Waller.
The session will probably begin about noon and will end when
the boys give out.
Startle Caf
With Spirituals
• A BLUE Gondolier, a
pink Gondolier, a white
Gondolier and another person, obviously being gondol-
iered along for the ride,
drowned out the bark of
their dogs and the snap of
their thumbs in the Caf
Monday, after hitch-hiking
out to Varsity, by harmonizing on some of the old negro
They sat astride the faculty
table, that is, two of them on one
side of the table and the other two
on the other side, at the early
hour of 9:30 in the morning.
Their woes put up a feeble fight,
sent up a few last gasping bubbles
and died a quick death.
The affect on the people lounging on the nearby tables was
slightly different. Somehow they
looked a little odd; sitting quietly
in their chairs, straining their
ears to catch the strains of sweet
harmony drifting towards them.
They looked more alive—more appreciative.
The Caf looked different too.
Perhaps it was only because it
sounded different.
Up near the top of the Caf there
was silence as everyone strained
to hear the blended baritone and
three tenor voices in their renditions of the spirituals.
The rest of the Caf sounded natural. It acted natural too.
CBC Commentator
Addresses SPC
• PETER STURSBERG, noted CBC commentator and
war correspondent, will address
the Social Problem's Club in
Arts 100 at noon Friday.
"Politics and War ln the
Mediterranean" is Mr. Stun-
berg's topic for Friday's meeting of the Social Problems
Coed Chorines
Kicking for
Big Snow Bail
• ONE, TWO, three, kick
every night of the week
as sixteen lovely chorines
practise their blues and
boogie numbers for the Red
Cross Snow Ball at the
Commodore Cabaret, January 25.
lite chorus, which is being
trained by Joan Crewe Straight,
will be sponsored at the ball by
Cunningham Drugs, Ltd.
A tap dance specialty by Roma
MacDonald and Joan Anderson
will be featured with the enow
theme carried out in their costumes of white satin top and panties worn under a tight-fitting
brief coat of white net with white
satin lapels and silver sequins.
The corsage committee headed
by Betty Jane Mathleson has arranged with the Point Grey Florist Co. that 25% of the proceeds
from corsages purchased by students for the ball will go to the
Red Cross so the committee urges
students to buy flowers for the
25th at the Point Grey Florists.
Added to raffle prizes previously
listed are an afternoon dress from
Maloney's, a $40 radio from Jess-
man Co., a SS gift certificate from
Ingledew's and a make-up kit
from Bertha Dalgleish. Miss Dal-
gleish is donating the make-up
for the chorus.
• Expels Student
For Thieving
• A STUDENT caught pilfering
money  from the clothes and
lockers of the students has been
apprehended and asked to leave
the university.
Provincial police on the campus
have been keeping an eye on the
situation for the past few months
and on this particular student for
the past few weeks.
Prosecution has been withheld,
it having been felt that the punishment of his dismissal was
Accident Victim's
Condition Improves
• THE condition of the seven-
year-old boy who was knocked
down by an alleged student riding
a bicycle near Allison and University Boulevard last week has improved considerably annqunced
Constable E. M Malins. He had
been suffering from concussion.
If already registered, answer these two additional
Faculty   Reg. No	
Date of Last donation	
Address   Phone	
Circle day and time you wish to attend:
Mon.      Tues.      Wed.
5:30     6:00     6:30     7:00     7:30
Date Signed	
Please place this card in boxes on campus.
Frosh Debate Wed.;
McGoun Contests Friday
• STRIKE or no strike,
the Frosh Debates between UBC and Victoria
College will take place Wednesday, January 17, at noon
in Arts 100.
Rosemary Hodgins and Alan
Roeher will debate on the affirmative against Victoria's visiting
team which will support the negative.
Between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.,
in the Victoria Extension High
School Auditorium, Harriet Hochman and Bob Harwood, upholding
the negative, will contest the opposition put up by Victoria's home
At UBC, in Arts 100, Prof. F.
G. C. Wood, Dean D. Mawdsley
and Prof. J. A. Crumb will act as
Chairman of the Vancouver debate, Hugh MacLeod, secretary of
the Parliamentary Forum, has
been in charge of arrangements.
The names of the Victoria debaters have still not been made
known to MacLeod by Ian Horn,
the Victoria convener.
This annual competition originated in 1M1 with Allan Ainsworth
and Jim Wilson among its firet
Harriet Hochman and Rosemary
Hodgins are the first UBC Freshettes to take part in the Frosh
After a dinner given them by
their Victoria hosts, Harriet Hochman ahd Bob Harwood will debate
and then leave by the midnight
The 'topic is: "Resolved that university education is inadequate
and fails to meet the need* of the
present-day student."
•McGOUN   CUP   Debates
will take  place Friday,
January 19, for the first time
fn two years.
Don Holmes and Jim Clement
will represent UBC here while
Stuart Porteous and Morris Ber-
son travel to Winnipeg.
Alberta's team will take the negative here and UBC's duo, the affirmative.
Our traveling team will battle
against the support of the resolution put forth by Manitoba's home
These annual debates, which originated in 1934, are sponsored by.
the Western Universities Debating
The Main  Ballroom of the
Hotel Georgia will be the setting for the debate here, at
8:00 pjn., Friday.
Tickets may be obtained through
the AMS office and at the door
for 25c a student and 90c an outsider.
The results of the Debates which
will be held simultaneously in
Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon,
and Winnipeg, will be known
within forty-eight hours.
The topic, "Resolved that * tolerant attitude should be adopted
towards post-war Germany," has
already aroused much comment
and disagreement.
Stuart Porteous and Morris Ber-
son leave Vancouver by CNR
Tuesday night, arriving in Winnipeg Thursday night and debating
Friday nght. They will return
Saturday either by train or plane.
Alberta's debaters, chosen at eliminations held Thursday, will
stay at the Hotel Georgia, as
guests of the members of the Par-
lamentary Forum.
They will arrive on Friday morning and perhaps leave Saturday
Pep Meet Emphasizes
Needs of Blood Clinic
•   APPEALS TO UBC students to help their university
help the war effort and put UBC 'over the top' in the
blood donations drive next week were put before the students
in a gala pep-meeting in the Auditorium Monday.
"For those who for the time be
ing can't take a more active part
in the war effort," said President
Norman A. M. MacKenzie, "there
is nothing I know of more impor
tance than giving your biood."
Chancellor Hamber, speaking In
the double capacity of President
of the British Columbia Red Cross,
and as chancellor of The University of British Columbia, added
his appeal to that of the president.
"You all know full well the urgent need for blood," he said, "for
thousands of lives are being saved
daily on the battle fields through
the use of dried blood."
"I wish, as president of the
British Columbia Red 'Cross
Society, to express the deep
gratitude of the Red Cross' executive for your help. As
Chancellor I am proud of the
spirit shown In this campaign
by UBC.
"It must be a great satisfaction
to you all to know of the great
work you are doing."
Captain Bob Bonner, COTC, told
the students frankly that "it is
difficult to bring across 4000 miles
the urgency of the need for
"I can't say how many thousands of Canadian boys have received blood in the bttleflelds or
hospitals in Italy or France. Take
how many you think there are and
multiply it by ten thousand or
twenty thousand and you will get
the approximate number of people
who have had transfusions now.
And take those many more who
will need it in the future and you
will see the need was never more
urgent than at the present time."
FO Harry Brown was a student
of UBC during 1940-41, has served
56 missions with the RCAF until
shot down over France. He told
of an English private who was hit,
and of the Canadian soldier, Doug
Pedlow, brother of Ken Pedlow,
who gave so much blood to the
Englishman he couldn't stand for
two days.
He said that "if a man can give
so much who already is doing so
much for his country, surely you
who are here can help, too."
Called upon to describe th process of giving blood Dr. G. A. La-
mont, senior Medical Officer of
the COTC, said "it isn't much of
an effort."
"You find out at the clinic whether or not you are fit to give
blood. The donation is short and
painless, and it is not until after
the blood has been taken that tha
real work has begun.
"The process of treating blood
is a highly technical matter. After the preliminary steps it is sent
to Toronto where it is dried. This
whole process is extremely painstaking and it takes two and a
half months from the time the
blood is donated until the time
it Is ready to be shipped overseas.
"B.C.   has   to   supply   4000
donations a month.
"This partly because, though
the reserves In England were high,
they have been damaged by the
Nazis' robot bomb attacks.
"In spite of the complexity of
treating blood the first thing necessary is that the independent donor be willing to give."
Music was supplied throughout
the pep-meet by Richmond Hyslop
end the Nabob "Harmony House"
and mixed his frequent appeals
with a running commentary of
UBC humour.
Although members of the UBC
Red Cross Corps passed out pledge
forms during the pep-meet, Ted
Chambers, president of the WAC,
and organizer of the drive, feels
that more pledges are needed to
fill UBC's quota ot SW0 pints.
Blood donor dates for UBC are
January 22, 23, and 24. Students
may choose their own time, Pledges appear In the Ubyssey, and
reception boxes are in the, Caf,
Arts, Aggie, and Applied Science
Will those who have not called for their scholarship cards
to   be  signed   for  the  second
term please do so at once.
Registrar. EDITORIAL PAGE . . . .
.... THE UBYSSEY ....
JANUARY 16, 1945
The Discipline Committee Disappears
In a fit of undeserved disillusionment
Discipline Committee Chairman Leslie
Raphael recommended to Council last month
that UBC's disciplining force be disbanded.
Despite one of the best examples of the
committee's good influence on the campus
ringing in his ears, Mr. Raphael was worried. He thought tiie committee had lost
its prestige, was not capable of enforcing
discipline and constituted the "weak sister"
of student government. He wanted a new
discipline committee, and Council agreed
with him.
And so they legislated the Discipline
Committee out of existence, and set up a
committee to plan for a new committee. In
the mean time, our nine councillors will
act as a discipline committee. These plans
are to fit in with the constitutional revision
The Ubyssey commends any student executive who desires to better our
student government machinery, but we look
with disfavor on such hasty manipulating of
that machinery. Until we have found a
more efficient discipline committee, if such •
a thing can be found, we should not do
away with an already tried and proven instrument.
Most of Mr. Raphael's criticisms of the
Discipline Committee are justified. It does
lack power and prestige, but only when the
members constituting the  committee  are
weak, indecisive and hesitant in applying
the powers granted them by the constitution.
The committee requires strong-minded students who realize their responsibilities and
do not allow their actions to be governed
by affiliation with other interests or diverted
by sentimental motives.
The committee becomes a power when
its members know what they are doing. It
acquires prestige by the effective use of
this power. It follows that our Discipline
Committee, like so many other campus organizations, rises and falls with the annual
turn-over of membership.
If Council can find another method, another type of committee, or another system
to enforce student discipline in a more efficient manner their action in disbanding
the old committee will be justified.
If they cannot, their very act of official
disapproval will hurt campus discipline
much more than a score of weak Discipline
Committees. We agree that our student
government machinery needs revision, but
we do not agree that hasty shake-ups, based
on the prejudices and whims of present student executives, will add any impetus to
student government.
We remind council that we want very
careful consideration before they make any
changes in our constitution. In the case of
the Discipline Committee, we did not have
that consideration.
Something Worthwhile for UBC
A Red Cross Blood Donors' Drive opened on the campus Monday. University students are being asked officially to give their
blood. Success of the spontaneous drives
of the Engineers and other student organiz-'
ations indicates that UBC will be more than
generous to the Red Cross. The University
has supported* the Red Cross since the beginning of the war with monetary gifts. That
support has been great. The blood drive
should exceed all past efforts, however.
Some of us might be able to claim we have
no money, but none of us can say we have
no blood.
Capable organization has provided a
simple and effortless system for donating
blood. Registration forms have been spread
about the campus and published in The
Ubyssey. All a student has to do is sign his
name, circle the day and time he wishes to
appear at the clinic and then appear at that
time.' It is one of the easiest war charities
yet devised.
Any student who is hesitant about giving his blood should pay a visit to the Hastings Street clinic and watch how easy it is.
Take a look at the many rows of donors
lying effortlessly on beds while very pretty
nurses smile down upon them. Donors'
faces are not screwed up in horrible grimaces of pain, but are actually smiling, some
laughing, as the "patients" quite obviously
enjoy themselves. Undoubtedly the thought
of another Canadian, lying on a battlefield
under much different conditions—on the receiving end—crosses their minds. One feels
* then that he, too, has done something
An Addition to the Record
Much credit is due the energetic members of the Forestry Club for their efforts in
securing a Forestry Faculty for this university. For many months they have been
compiling figures, writing reports and interviewing prominent B.C. lumbermen. They
have begun a campaign long-needed on this
campus. They realize it is only a beginning
and that tneir efforts will not result in any
direct benefit to themselves. By the time
the faculty is established they will already
be engaged in the forest industry in B.C.
They are working for their University and
also for their province.
The Ubyssey has given them what little
support we are capable of because we believe that British Columbia's University
needs a Forestry Faculty before medicine,
law, or our pet scheme of a Journalism
Faculty. The province needs it, and the
University is here to serve the province.
Monday, a brief prepared by the Forestry Club went before the Sloan Commission on B.C.'s forests. The brief is the result
of the club's work since the beginning of
the term. It is a great addition to the record*
of UBC students in building for their university.
• in all seriousness   indents blunden
• BEHOLD, students of UBC, the ascent
of a new pie in the sky—spirit.
UBC spirit—vague, indefinable, sometimes non-existent—bids well to replace
the be-whiskered subject of
fraternity politics as the favourite topic of discussion
whenever two student sit at
the same refreshment table.
The two subjects of discussion make for good arguments, but they are both
hypothetical and at times
border on the idiotic.
Debaters of the spirit question presuppose that there is such a thing as spirit and
then proceed to take for granted it is necessary. From this faulty foundation, the argument is picked up and wafted to giddy
heights of speculation, claims and counter
claims, until it would seem that faculty
spirit is the staff of university life and the
fountain of eternal youth.
Faculty spirit as it is known now, is
more like the staff of university strife and
the fountain of eternal youthful bickering.
First, let us ask; "What is this thing
called Spirit?" Is it pride, the innate human
desire of one group to be better than another group, the outward manifestation of
an excess of animal energy, or is it just plain,
old enthusiasm?
Enthusiasm seems to be the best answer.
And if there is anything that is undefinable,
and intangible, it is enthusiasm.
But what have we at UBC? We have
chest-puffing pride on the part of one faculty, and back-breaking efforts on the part
of another faculty to prove that, as a group,
they are better, more well-balanced students. Whatever enthusiasm is present is
smothered by pride and reduced to the level
of the almighty dollar by demands for
money. UBC students have little actual
enthusiasm for their respective faculties.
They have enthusiasm, however, when
it comes to sports. Artsmen and Sciencemen
alike will go rah-rah for UBC when it comes
to a basketball game between the Thunderbirds and another University. But interfaculty "spirit" is no more than useless bickering—since it usually takes the form of
So, behold, and watch the ascent of the
newest pie in the sky—spirit. It looks as if
the pie will rise to giddy heights with representatives of different factions all striving for a large slice.
Sooner or later, campus groups are going to grab hold of the pie and when that
happens we can expect a slap-stick, pie-
throwing comedy that will far outdo the
Buster rteaton days in farce and low
People will laugh just as they have
laughed at slap-stick for ages—but it won't
be the pie-throwers that laugh, it will be
the spectators.
• reviewing
the symphony
• THE noted Russian violinist and conductor Gregory Garbovitsky made his
yearly appearance with the
Vancouver Orchestra, Sunday. He chose a popular and
spirited program, well within the limits of a non-permanent symphonic group, and,
knowing the orchestra as
well as he does, he was able
to give one of the outstanding performances of the current season.
That Impeccable master, William Primrose, was the assisting
artist 'in the Haendel Viola Concerto and Arthur Benjamin's Concerto on theme of Clmaroso.
Judging from Sunday's performance it is little wonder that
Primrose has by his own efforts
placed the viola within the realm
of modern solo instruments. The
immediate impression of his playing was one of absolute beauty,
intensity and sincerity.
It is hardly poslble to imagine
a more satisfying, complete conception of the Haendel Concerto.
In the second movement he attained that height of emotional
intensity which transcends descriptive analysis. I have never
heard a finer, more sensitive or
intelligent performance in Vancouver. Arthur Benjamin's Concerto is a beautiful work. It was
fully realized, admirably played.
However, Primrose waa almost totally responsible for the atmosphere created by the work.
As a pure statement of the music in this Concerto and as a dazzling solution of its technical patterns there is no one to match his
performance. The orchestra was
reluctant to follow him, however.
Vitality, the keynote of Garbo-
vitsky's conducting, was the driving force of the remainder of the
heard here many times, was well
played. Von Weber's realistic and
popular Oberon Overture drew
commendation from the appreciative audience
The woodwind section has a
decided tendency to play out of
tune in ensemble. This seems to
be due to unnecessary forcing of
tone. Little can be done to remedy
the orchestra's faulty pitch except
constant practice,
The beauty of the G Minor Symphony lies in its fusion of classical
nobility   with   romantic   beauty.
Mr. Garbovitsky's conception of
the work was admirable but he
was inclined to be impetuous.
An emphasis of the melodic lines
is necessary* but a thorough study
of Mozart's intricate harmonies
leads to the fullest realization of
the work.
Mr. Garbovitsky's conception of
the two Russian works, the Tchal-
powsky Serenade and the Dance
of the Polovetsian Maidens by
Borodin was fresh and vigorous.
He displayed the dash and verve
necessary for an inspiring climax
to a most delightful and popular
Looks Like Putty;
Bounces Like Rubber
• NEW YORK, Jan.#16—A new synthetic rubber, which
looks like and is as pliable as soft putty but which, contrary to characteristics of ordinary rubber, loses none of its
elastic qualities at temperatures as low as 60 degrees below
zero and as high as 575 degrees above, was announced here
today by the General Electric Company.
It is known as silicone rubber,
and can be stretched like taffy or
chewing gum, yet when rolled into a round mass, will bounce as
well, If not better than, any ball
of the best rubber.
This new rubber has many wartime uses. The War department
permitted announcement of two,
its use as a gasket for B-29 superchargers, which operate at extremely high temperatures and
for a like use ln supporting the
lenses ln large Navy searchlights,
which must stand severe vibrations everytime a battle-ship's big
guns are fired as well as extreme
heat from electric carbon arc supplying the illumination.
Representatives of the newspapers and trade magazines were
invited to this demonstration held
at the Engineers Club and each
was given a sample of the new
material, with the result that the
room soon  took  on the  appear
ance of a child's playroom, with
everyone moving about bouncing
his own rubber bail.
For a number of years General
Electric chemists have been studying compounds known as "silicones" and have adapted their
curious properties to resins, oils,
and insulation.
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• ..GORDON BERTRAM, president of the Literary and Scientific Executives, wishes to announce, regretfully, that the article
on "Science in Peace and War",
in the Arts Ubyssey, was not written by him, but by a graduate
His name appeared on the article
by mistake during the stress of
putting out the issue. Blame for
the error is equally divided between the Artsmen, the B.C. Electric, the Students* Council and the
printer—The Editor.
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Tuesday Staff
Senior Editor  Denis E'lunden
Associate Editor   Bruce Bewell
Assistant Editors .. A. M. Brockman
John MacBride
Harry Allen
Ray Perrault, Marguerite Weir,
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Duncan Gray, Bruee Lowther.
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Sports Editor   Luke Moyls
News Editor   Marian Ball
CUP Editor   Ron Haggart
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KErrisdale 1811. THE UBYSSEY, JANUARY 16, 1945 — Page Three
•   THE VARSITY BLOOD Donor Campaign got underway
this week. A monster pep-meet was held on Monday to
promote students' interest in this huge undertaking.   The
objective of the drive is 2000 donors.
Foot-weary students cycled, walked, hitch-hiked or stayed at home this week when the B.C. Electric employees carried* out their threat to go on strike. Some lectures went on
as usual, some were cancelled, but the majority of students
have managed to get out to the campus.
Fame came to the UBC campus on Thursday last when
Paul Robeson, Negro singer and actor, appeared in the Auditorium. Mr. Robeson spoke on the troubles of his people
living in a white man's world; their difficulties, their trials
and tribulations. He expounded their rights to live equal in
a democracy. Then the famed basso gave the audience three
negro spirituals. He concluded by reading a poem by William
Blake entitled "The Little Black Boy".
Beautiful Babes numbering eight have been selected as
candidates for the Red Cross Ball. The Ball is to come off
in the Commodore on January 25, when one of the following
lovelies will be selected to wear the queen's crown; Anita
Thompson, Rita Standeven, Margaret Guimont, Edith Hammond, Esther Clarke, Andree Blais, Barbara Smith or Sally
Abe Saperstein's Harlem Globe Trotters had too heavy
a schedule to enable them to play at the Varsity Gym this
year but they promise us that they will be back for a game
with the Thunderbirds next season. The ebony knights of
the hoop beat the Minor League All-Stars at King Ed and
gave one of their most breath-taking exhibitions of smooth
ball-handling and hilarious hoop tactics.
Arts Week partly fell through because of the difficulty
of securing transportation. The dance which was scheduled
and the Arts Pep Meet both were postponed indefinitely.
Standardization of
Traffic Lights Urged
• BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 16—Nation-wide standardization
of traffic light indications for the postwar safety of
motorist and pedestrian was called for by H. A. Breeding,
General Electric lighting engineer, at the annual meeting
of the International Municipal Signal association.
Pointing out the tremendous ex- '
pected increase in interstate vehicular travel and the diversity
of present signal meanings, Mr.
Breeding said that a motorist traveling cross-country had a good
chance of collecting either tickets
or accidents as things now stand.
"It's time the pedestrian got a
break, too," he said, with definite
walk signals and education of tho
motorist to recognize just when
the pedestrian has the prerogative.
"We need enough signals at
each intersection so that a high
truck or bus will not block vision,"
he said. "Conflict between signals and electric signs or other
background lights should be a-
voided as far as possible.
"Making the lights change more
rapidly is another necessity in or*
der to avoid delay at side streets
when there is no traffic on the
main thoroughfare. Take the view
of the motorist," he said, "when
revamping your post-war system.
You'll soon find yourself growing impatient at unnecessary delay."
There will be a meeting of all
maor LSE clubs on Wednesday,
January 17. Attendance of this
meeting is imperative.
Ball Chorus
Carrying on
Despite Strike
• CHORUS of the Red Cross
Ball are carrying on remarkably well despite the strike said
Chairman Mary Frances Trumbull
when asked how the strike is af- *
fecting the chorines.
"The girls admittedly have a
difficult time getting down to the
rehearsals," she told the Ubyssey,
"but all the girls, with the exception of two who live quite far out,
are showing up for all the rehearsals."
The Ubyssey asked one of the
chorines about the rehearsals and
she answered with a grunt, "My
joints ache!"
It has been announced by the
committee that if the present
transportation strike is still on
this Saturday, there will be some
arrangements made concerning
transportation to the Ball.
Hrs.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
Graphic Engineering Paper, Biology Paper
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and Drawing Instruments
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Totem Staff Seeks Data
About UBC Servicemen
•   INFORMATION concerning former UBC students in
the services is urgently needed for the Totem.	
If any students knowing of men
and women who have left the university since 1940, either as grads
or undergrads, would please fill
out the accompanying form (to
the right), it would greatly aid
the editors.
Boxes will be plaoed outside the
women's common room and in th
Quad. Students are requested to
place the completed forms in one
of these boxes as soon as possible.
Partial information will be accepted in Place of none at all.
This section on servicemen is
being featured by the Totem in
honor of students in the services.
>Th« names of all students, men
and women, will be included, in
as far as it is possible. Outstanding actions and decorations won
will also be mentioned.
If the former students were prominent in student affairs while on
the campus, such activities will
be included in the short biographies.
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is wanted for the NFCUS. The
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FOUND-A day for the Frosh
Debates — Wednesday, January 17.
Also found, a place — Arts 100 at
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Frosh team on.
A mother was very much worried when her daughter failed to
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desired off-spring tripped in lightly with a Gideon bible under her
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Cheers Shake UBC Gym As Varsity
• HOOP HERO-Ole Bakken
played the hero role by sinking
a basket and a free shot with but
two minutes to go in Saturday
night's game against Whidbey Island Navy Flyers. The oversized
plvotman picked up another field
goal in overtime as the Thunderbirds surged on to a 51-50 victory.
Quintet Tops U.S. Navy Flyers, 51-50
•   VARSITY'S BASKETBALL enthusiasts went berserk in the UBC Gym Saturday night,
shaking its very walls with their frenzied cheers as the Varsity Thunderbirds barely
beat out a 51-50 victory over Whidbey Island Navy Flyers in overtime.
It was the final quarter and the five minutes of overtime which brought the crowd to
its feet, for excitement ran high as the lead changed hands'with'almost every basket scored.  Altogether the score reversed itself 11 times during the 45-minute game.
The Whidbey Island hoopers started off with a terrific
drive which netted them three field goals and a free shot
before the Bird basket-hangers found the range.   But the
Navalairs surged on to an 11-6 count at the quarter mark.
Came the second stanza and the Varsity cagers hit their
stride. The whole Blue and Gold squad started heating the
hemp with swishing shots until they moved ahead with an
eight-point margin at the halfway point. The score at the
breather was 27-19 for UBC.
Entering the third canto, the Navy Flyers opened up
with a desperate offensive to regain the initiative. Little
Lloyd Morse led the Sailors as they sailed into the
Thunderbirds with every shot in the books. Gradually,
basket by basket, the Navy climbed back into the race,
and finished the third quarter with a slim, one-point lead,
The stands were quiet as the two clubs took time to
wipe off the streaming sweat, but a few seconds later, the
campus gym reverberated with shouts, screams and shrieks
as excitement took hold of the fans.
The next five baskets went through alternate hoops
causing the lead to change with each shot. Then Reg Clarkson
widened the lead to two points as he converted a gift throw.
But the Seamen came right back with another tally which
knotted the count at 39-all.
Morse sent the Whidbey Islanders back into the lead
with a neat one-handed push shot, and a free throw.
Another tally from the foul strip by Ron Weber made
AfAftlMll    I        ***e More 42-40. There were only two minutes left in the
KUvUvl game when husky Bob Off en poured another setup
through the twine to stretch the visitors' margin to four
The Thunderbirds' big pivotman, Ole Bakken, saved the
tilt for Varsity as he roared down the court and pushed a
left-handed shot into the bucket. Fouled on the play, he took
a free throw and made it to notch a 44-43 count. But the
fans went wild as Sandy Robertson sank a technical shot to
tie up the ball game just before tiie final bell.
As the game entered overtime, the Navalairs went ahead
again as they potted two quick baskets for another bulging
four-point lead. But the fighting spirit of the College quintet
kept them in the battle. First Robertson, then Bakken, and
finally Weber, found their mark. A free shot by Reg Clarkson
gave the Thunderbirds a three-point lead, 51-48. A last-
second effort on the part of Bob Offen gave the Sailors
another tally to end the count at 51-50.
Whewwww . . . what a game!
Diminutive Lloyd Morse, the Sailors' scoring sensation,
led the scorers with 16 points. Tall Bob Offen, also of Whidbey Island, was next with 15. Robertson was tops for UBC
with 13. Navy Flyer Jim Wilson and Thunderbird Ole Bakken both had 11.
In the opening tiff, the UBC Chiefs notched their
seventh victory in league competition as they chalked
up an easy 51-36 triumph over the cellar-dwelling Higbies, who absorbed their eleventh defeat.
WHIDBEY ISLAND — Morse 16, OConner, Connors, Buell, Wilson
11, Offen 15, Molinare 6, Cooke 2. Total 50.
THUNDERBniDS - Robertson 13, Stilwell 6, Bakken 11, Ryan 4,
Clarkson 4, Weber 10, McGeer 3, McLeod, Thomas. Total 51.
HIGBIES - Sykes 12, BurtweU 3, Lynn 7, Letham 4, Holden 10,
Ryan, Hake, Higbie.  Total 36.
UBC CHIEFS — Yorke 16, Stevenson 5, Haas 4, Capozzi 16, Bossons
8, Swanson 1, Fenn, Blake, Cowan 1. Total
PORT ALBERNI — Boyes 2, Powell 12, Imlach, Service 4, Haslam 4,
McEachem, Carter, McBride, Coulthard. Total 22.
mGBBDS—Randall 4, Byford 8, Mills 4, Towne 3, Lefolii 2, Moir 2,
Sinser 2, Holmes 4, Dinsmore 2, Panton 2. Total 36.
according to
RIGHT NOW, the basketball
scene is somewhat confused,
fact, it is diffused. In other
words, it's blurred. (Drat those
As far as the
Thunderb 1 r d s
are concerned,
the skies are
bright, what
with a fair record of 15 wins
in 22 games so
far this season,
especially when
you take into
account some
of the stiff
com petition
they have come up against.
But on the other hand, the sky
darkens as we peer to the west.
Across that narrow strip of brine
which separates Point Grey from
that old bit of England known as
Victoria, we find the Pat Bay
Gremlins sharpening their fangs
for the next time they meet the
Now  look  at  the  picture,  will
you Orville.   How the heck can
we  have  blue  skys  when  those
Gremlins keep splotching up the
painting with one-point wins over
big-time teams from the U.S.A.?
Well, we could excuse that
win over Seattle's ace Alpine
outfit a week ago. The Northwest   league • leaders   played
right Into  the  hands  of  the
Gremlins,  because  they   play
the same style of ball.  Well,
practically the same.
But Saturday's victory over Fort
Lewis, which is rated as the top
service team of America, can only
be put down to one of two things.
Either Gall Bishop had pneumonia
or   else  Norm  Baker  and  Porky
Andrews had just finished a re-
vitalization program.   (Of course,
it would be rather low to blame
it on the referees.)
But the humiliating point Is
that the Warriors tossed the
Thunderbirds their worst defeat of the year in the New
Year's Tourney at Spokane. We
wont bother about reprinting
the score here. If s also rather
humiliating to recall that the .
Alpines also trounced the UBC
hoopers ln Seattle on the
Christmas trip.
So that is why there is plenty of
tension in the air when anyone
mentions the Pat Bay Gremlins.
And, judging from the two games
between the Gremlins and Thunderbirds earlier this season, another meeting in the not-too-distant future would cause plenty of
Maybe those Gremlins should try
their wares on the Whidbey Island
Navy Fliers now that the Birds
are finished with them. After all.
Gremlins are supposed to be a-
verse to Flyers, not Thunderbirds.
• UNIVERSITY of Washington's
powerful basketball outfit
steamed through the second
week of the Pacific Coast Conference without a blot in the loss
column as they took their fourth
straight victory in the northern
division from the University of
Idaho Vandals to the tune of 60-41
Saturday in Seattle.
A crowd of 4000 supporters turned out to the University of Washington pavilion to watch the Huskies take their second straight decision from Idaho.
In contrast to Friday's game In
which the Vandals made Hec Edmundson's hoopers work for their
win, Washington took advantage
of their superior height and speed
in Saturday night's tilt to waltz
through Hiie Vandals.
Meanwhile, the University of
Oregon Webfoots also chalked up
their fourth triumph in the young
conference as they easily defeated
their age-old rivals, Oregon State
College, with a 51-44 count in their
first meeting of the season.
Both clubs fought bitterly
throughout the opening half, the
score being knotted on three occasions. Oregon managed to end
the first half with a 23-21 lead.
Starry Bob Hamilton, Webfoot
guard, found the range after the
breather, and a trio of field goals
sent Oregon into a substantial lead
which was never challenged for
the rest of the game.
• ATTENTION ALL swimmers!
Dont' miss the WAA Splash
Party to be held at 7:30 Saturday
at YMCA pool. If you can stay
afloat, see your team manager and
sign up for your year. Free swimming will be held sometime during
the evening for those who do not
enter thc contests. Novelty races
will provide great amusement for
spectators, so If you can't swim,
at least come out and cheer your
team to victory.
EXCITED HOOP FANS—Varsity's basketball rooters turned out in great numbers to
Saturday night's feature battle in spite of the Street Car Strike. Under the cheer leading of returned UBC boys Harry Franklin and Dave Hayward, both of whom were once
Thunderbirds themselves, the Varsity cheering section excelled itself for the first time this
season. Here's a picture taken a few years back when the Varsity Thunderbirds roared on
to the Canadian Basketball Championship, but it might as well have been taken Saturday
night, for the latest edition of the Birds were in there fighting as if they were after the
Dominion title.      s
THE UBYSSEY, JANUARY 16, 1945 — Page Four
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
Canadiens Score 14 Goals
In Weekend Puck Tilts
• THE TOP spot in the NHL
is once more firmly held by
Montreal Canadiens. The Flying
Frenchmen punched home fourteen goals over the weekend as
they trimmed Detroit 8-3 Saturday
sight and out-scored the Rangers
6-2 on Sunday night.
Detroit bounced back from their
defeat at Montreal to whitewash
Toronto   3-0.    Meanwhile   Boston
suffered a, double defeat, losing to
Toronto 2-1 and to Chicago 4-1.
Elmer Lach led the Montreal
scoring spree with five points
to move Into second place behind Toe Blake in the individual scoring race.  Dutch HUler
and Ken  Mosdell  picked  up
three and two goals respectively.
Harry Lumley, youthful Red
Wing net-minder, scored the first
shutout on Detroit ice this season
turning back the Leafs and shattering their third place aspirations.
The lowly Chicago Hawks surprised the Boston Bruins with
their 4-1 victory Sunday night.
Leading the cellar dwellers were
the newly acquired Don Grosso
and Butch MacDonald. The rejuvenated Hawks defence held the
Bean Town attackers away from
Mike Karakas' cage during the
whole of the final canto. The usually overworked goaltender was
untested during the last twenty
Although New York was knocked off the winning track, Ab
Demarco continued in high gear
for the Blue Shirts picking off
both their counters against Montreal. Ab's scoring streak during
the last few games now puts him
up in hockey's big seven.
e coed corner
•   WOMEN'S IDEAS of sport and exercise have taken on
a new form of interest this last week. Gone are the good
old days of barked shins and bruised arms encountered in
a friendly little game of grass hockey. Gone is the sweet
feeling of satisfaction that comes when a boney elbow finds
its mark just as one's worst enemy is about to shoot the
winning talley. Gone are the good old days of Keep Fit
classes, for a new and horrible way of keeping fit has been
invented by the B.C. Electric tram staff.
For five whole days we faithful students have found
some means of transportation out to our good old Alma
Mater. On one of said dreary mornings, seeing that I do not
own a car, I commandeered a bicycle, and, after boxing my
compass, set my two wheeled vehicle in what I had determined the general direction of Varsity.
After traversing several miles of back alleys and virgin
forests, I hit the main thoroughfare and joined the stream
of equally unfortunate cyclists. As the cold grey dawn
showed signs of breaking, I shook the sleep from my tired
eyes, and took note of the stream of traffic passing by.
Catching a faint odor of wilted cabbage, I glanced up just
in time to see two fellow hockey players fly past clutching
frantically at the sides of a Chinese vegetable truck. I was
debating who should envy whom when I was startled by the
gay notes of "Merrily We Roll Along". Dashing for the curb*
I was just in time to see four wheels rush by with feet decorating the running boards. The heads, I surmised, were inside,
keeping dry.
After I had pumped a little farther, I was eased from
dreams of days before gas rationing by the sound of equestrian clopping. Imagine my surprise and envy when I was
passed by a fortunate individual with a horse and sulky.
I followed this unique vehicle the rest of the way to
Varsity and found temporary lodgings for my weary bike in
the shed. Oh, for the good old days of hockey sticks and
Pat Bay Cagers
Take Close One
From Warriors
•   WHILE   VARSITY   Thunder-
* birds were whipping out a one-
point victory here Saturday night,
the Pat Bay Gremlins were equalling the feat as they eked out a
46-45 win over the Fort Lewis
Warriors in Victoria. It was no
overtime triumph like the one on
the campus, but it was equally
exciting as Norm Baker cinched
the count with a lucky long shot
from the centre of the high school
maple courts with but 12 seconds
left In the tilt.
George "Porky" Andrews saved
the day for Victoria as he sank
four successive free throws to send
Bay Bay into the lead for the first
time two minutes before the end.
Ray V o 1 z hurled a one -
handed shot into the Airmen's
hoop to put Fort Lewis on top
again, 45-44. The final basket by
Baker finished the game.
It was a rugged battle from start
to finish, with the Warriors protesting the hometown referees
after Pat Bay threatened an
early lead. Stars of the game were
Porky Andrews for the winners,
former University of Oregon basketball captain, and Gail Bishop
of the losers, who played for
•Washington State.
Bishop was top scorer with 19
points.   Andrews and Baker both
FORT LEWIS-Bishop 19, Guad-
aginl 2, Barker 4, Volz 8, Harvie 6,
Tucker 2, Ashley 4, Waffe. Total 45.
netted 14 for the Gremlins.
PAT BAY-Pay 12, N. Baker 14,
Fnelan, Stout 6, Andrews 14, R.
Baker, McKeachie.  Total 46.
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