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 The Daily Ubyssey
No. 42
Referendum  To  Decide   Council
Finance Proposals February 2
1    Business Manager, Student
Advisory Committee Offered
SPREAD-EAGLED COED is not posing as model for Russian
eagle—she's just another victim of UBC's iciest weather in years.
Jargon-Jaded Pubster
New Rhodes Scholar
John "Chick" Turner, Scholor
Athlete, Pubster and Councillor
Though he's now British Columbia's Number One scholar,
UBC's John "Chick" Turner hasn't dropped a word from his
efferescent jive-jargon vocabulary.
 ' ^    UBC's Rhodes Scholar for 1949 rolls
ft ft **_m |   a     I sportsmanship   scholarship and lend
Hits Nine
Campus Clubs
Council Issues
Budget Warning
Nine student organizations
have been warned that they
are in danger of exceeding their
budgeted allowance.
Two of these, the University Radio
Society and the Film Society have
already exceeded their quotas and
will be expected to make up the
difference themselves according to
treasurer Paul  Plant.
The other seven, which includes the
Varsity Band, Players' Club, Agricultural Undergraduate Society, Engineers' Undergraduate Society, Pre-
Med Undergraduate Society, Symphony Concert Series, and the Glider
Club have used the major part of
their budgets with half the year left
i'o operate.
The differences were released by
Plant in a financial report to council
December 21 and letters have been
sent to the organizations involved.
ership—the threefold Rhodes ideal—
into a handsome package that's made
him undoubtedly the university's most
popular student.
But despite his achievements, Turner still sprinkles his vocabulary .vithf
mystifying jive talk that makes him
sound ttrdfe like a student of Cab Calloway than Henry Angus.
"Hey, snappy pair of kicks," he'll
tell you, who ya' featuring tonight?"
Big Fleetfooted "Chick" as he is
known on the campus will be on his
way to Oxford University next term
to study law for two years.
Chick isn't a native son of B.C. Hc
grew up in Ottawa where ho took a
great interest in sports of all kinds.
As a member ol the St. Pat hockey
team in Ottawa he played in the semifinals [ov the Memorial Cup three
years running.
When he came to UBC in 1945 Chick
was just the age minimum. Even now
he is only nineteen.
Still his extensive activities have
never overshadowed  his studies.
Likable Chick has always been in
the higher scholastic brackets. Last
year he won the Daily Province political science scholarship.
TORONTO, Jan. 4. (CUP)—A student complaining
about stale air in the library at University of Toronto got
rather more than be bargained for after his letter appeared
in the Varsity, student publication.
The library staff acted on the complaint so promptly
and effectively that many students who entered the building next day were heard discussing the merits of removing the old red flannels from mothballs.
All windows in the structure had been opened wide
to the icy blasts of sub-zero weather.     „
UBC students will be asked by referandum vote whether
or not they favor drastic revision of the financial setup of
their student society.
Three alternatives will face student voters when they go
to the polls February 2:
1. Hiring of a full-time, paid business manager for the Alma
'ater Society.
2. Appointment of a student finance board to control
3. Continuance of present arrangements.
Kaye Lamb Leaves Campus
for Dew Post In Ottawa
Dr. Kaye Lamb, University Librarian, left last Monday
to take over his new duties as national archivist and librarian.
On Campus
Next Week
John Diefebaker, fiery Conservative
MP, for Lake Centre, Saskatchewan,
will speak at the University Wednesday, January 12.
John Diefenbaker gained his nickname on the debating floor of thc
Federal House where his rapier like
thrusts made members of the Government  run.
His ability as a debater i.s of the
highest order and he i.s by far the
most agile debater in the Conservative ranks.
At the general Convention of the
Conservative Party in Ottawa he was
one of the leading contenders in the
leadership race.
From 1916 to 1918 Diefenbaker
solved overseas and was invalided
home at the end of the war,
ln 1925 and again in 1926 he ran for
the Federal House without success.
However in 1940 he was elected.
From 1936 to 1940 he was Provincial
Leader of the Conservative Party in
to the Federal House resigned that
He will now organize Canada's
first national library, an institution
which, for some time, will consist of a
plan  and   a  catalogue.
His principal task will be to coordinate a score of existing government libraries under one roof, together with the vast hoard of books
collected by the Parliamentary Library unnder the copyright law.
To his new post as archivist, he
takes his experience in Victoria,
where he was provincial archivist and
librarian before accepting his UBC
post in 1940.
Mrs. Lamb and their six-year-old
daughter. Elizabeth, will remain in
Vancouver until June. Both have
educational obligations to fulfill —
Mrs. Lamb as a member of the French
department and Elizabeth a.s a pupil
of tho first grade.
Of his work on the campus, Dr.
Lamb says: "It was a thoroughly
good job and I thoroughly regret
leaving  it."
Mrs. Lamb, like her husband a
native-born British Columbian, echoed the sentiments, saying: "Only the
offer of natiorftd librarian could have
induced   us   lo   leave."
Elizabeth made it unanimous. She
answered a polite "yes" when asked
if she was looking forward to Ottawa. Then she reconsidered: "I
don't want to leave—I'm mad."
Anyone of the three profosals will
need  a  two-thirds  vote  to pass.
The referendum will be placed before students at the same time as
presidential   elections.
Result of the vote will be binding
on  Student Council.
Decision of Student Council to place
the issue before undergraduates climaxes the months-long storm over financial difficulties of the society.
Student Council in deciding on the
referendum Monday night also took
steps to enable results of the vote to
be made part of the society's official
Thus the code of the society may
now be amended to two ways: either
by two-thirds vote at a general AMS
meeting or two-thirds vote by referendum.
One councillor made clear his personal stand on the issue Monday. Said
student Treasurer Paul Plant who
took in the society's most troubled
year: "I favor a business manager
from here on  in."
Contention over appointment of a
iulLtjine.business .manager or student
financial board arose firts in the report of Treasurer Paul Plant's finance
investigation committee.
Majority report of the committee
favored establishment of the board
to be drawn (rom the ranks of commerce students. Members of the board
would sit for four years, a proposal
which tlie committee hoped would
lend continuity to AMS business.
Fire Hazard
In Auditorium
Warns Chief
Overflow   meetings  in   tha
UBC auditorium may be brok
en up by firemen unless stii
dents   take   steps   to   control
crowds,   university   fire   chief
T. W. Murphy warned Monday
In a letter i'o Student Council the
fire chief told councillors it was the
responsibility of students to stop
"standing room only" jams in the
The recent meeting at which England's "Red Dean", Rev. Hewlitt
Johnson addressed close to 3000 sfu-
dennts showed "the most flagrant
disregard for safety regulations I have
ever  seen,"   the chief  said.
It was impossible, he said, for firemen to push thier way through the
packed auditorium to stop smoking in
tne  audience.
Slightly more than 1000 can be
seated in the auditorium, but pep
meets and speeches in the past few
years have been attended by almost
three times that many.
"This state of affairs in the auditorium cannot be tolerated in the
future."  Chief  Murphy   told  council-
OTTAWA, Jan. 5. (CUP)— Moncton, N.B., apparently
has the smartest crooks in Canada.
A former student of the Carleton College journalism
school here wrote to his old school to say his training in
"English, fine arts, political science and Social Policy has
already stood me in good stead."
He is police reporter for the Moncton Transcript.
Visuol Philosophy?
Pilot Subsidy
Scheme Divulged
By Government
Complete details regarding tlie new
Goverment $100 subsidy to private
pilot license students were made
available to UBC students^.this week
when the complete brochure arrived
from the Dept. of Transport, Ottawa.
As a result, members of the UBC
Co-operative Aero Association who
do not hold a Private License and
were not Pilot members of the RCAF
will have their flying costs slashed
well below half of the standard commercial  rates.
Many new members have been
flocking lo the Association's Link
Room in the north end of the Armouries to take advantage of the government offer. At present, only 15 vacancies exist, in  thc club.
Both club planes have been airborne every clear clay during the
holidays with several members obtaining their license before the end
of the year.
Complete details arc1 on hand in the
Link Room every noon hour this
wei !.. You might even gel .i free
t di- • in   the  Link  of  row so.
Works Of David Shapiro Featured In Exhibit
UBC's Visual Arts Committee took
the first step in the establishment
of a Faculty of Fine Arts last month
when the doors swung open on the
University Art Centre.
The second show of the new centre features the oils and casein temperas  of  Professor  David  Shapiro  of
the     Department     of     Architecture,
and   the   head   of   She   Visual   Arts
Professor    Shapiro's    works    have
been     exhibited     in     the     Brooklyn
Museum,   the   Museum   of   Modern
Art,   New   York   Ci'ly.   the   Pennsylvania Academy and  the Chicago Art
The theme of Professor Shapiro's
work is restricted to people, their
work and play.
Two of his pictures at the gallery
have won prizes. Woodcut Environment, is from a painting that took
first prize at the Springfield Art.
Annual  in   194(>.
Prior i'o teaching at URC. Professor Shapiro instructed at .Smith College  and   Brooklyn   Oollei/.r.
Professor Shapiro has very strong
views on the pjace of art in society,
lie believes that by leaching art on
Ihe campus we can further tlie cause
ol' Canadian art. so that il will be
,n of the people. foi |hi' people and
he understood by i lien a
ln his words, "An reflects its
tunc--- ilia  painter  espi<■ se-,   in-,  vis-
Study By Shapiro
Ll'loln     l>J      Hob     Stem
uiil   philosophy   of   life."    Today   all
styles of paintings are  in vogue,  reflecting the confusion  of t'he times.
If   there   is  a   confusion   between   tho
artist   and   the   laymen   it   arises   out
of    several    things:    life    today    has
many   conflicting   philosophies.    Many
art   theories  are   closely   connected
with   mathematics  and   physics.
Along with the Shapiro show, the
Kan Francisco Potters Association is
.'•hewing   tin   exhibition   of   their   recent   works.
Professor Shapiro hopes to have
works of B.C. potters in the Art
Centre shortly.
Beginning on Friday the Centre
vaill take registrations for pottery
classes fur both faculty and students.
Committee's   first   fine  art   exhibit
held   in   new  wing  of  Library   during pro-Christmas season was view-
e I  by  thousands «(' .students.
The  show  consisted   in   the   main
of exhibits of the cubist,   impression-
i.-t   and  surrealist   schools.    Works  by
nuled     European,     North     American,
South      American     and     European
American    artists    including    Pablo
Picasso,  acknowledged  lender of  the
iiibisl .school wore loaned by iVtetro-
polilau     Museum    of    Art     in    Ncvv
The   ent'imillee   hopes   to   present
I'll!  I hoi      sin HV s    at     lllls     sill I Page 2
Wednesday, January 5, 1949
The Daily Ubyssey
Member Canadian  University  Press
Authorized as Second Class Mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa. Mail Subscriptions'—$2.50 per year.
Published throughout the university  year by  the  Student  Publications Board  of the  Alma
Mater   Society   of   (he   University   of   British   Columbia.
l-.dilori.'il opinions' expressed herein arc those of the editorial staff of The Daily Ubyssey find
not  necessarily  those  of  the  Alma  Mater  Society   nor  of  the  University.
.'(•. .y. y.
Offices in Brock Hall. Phone ALma 1624 For display advertising phone ALma 32f)3
GENERAL STAFF: News Editor, Bob Cave, Novia Hebert*
Features, Ray Baines; CUP Editor, Jack Masserman;
Photography Director, Ellanor Hall; Sports Editor Chuck Marshall
v v v
%  Assistant Editor: Mike lilagg
How To Side-Step Progress
UBC Student Councillors, themselves unable to decide on patchwork for their battered finances, decided this week to throw
the problem at the entire student body for
solution. Voters who go to the polls February
2 to select next year's student President will
be asked to choose from three alternatives
to bring Alma Mater Society finances back
to shape.
Noble as their proposal seems, experience should show that the referendum planned by Councillors will, in all probability,
decide absolutely nothing.
Students will have before them three
proposals: the employment of a full-time business manager, appointment of a student finance board, or continuance of present arrangements.
Because any change will involve amendment of AMS code, a two-thirds vote will be
required to pass anyone of the three alternatives. Whatever students decide will be
binding and conclusive.
Any person who follows Vancouver civic
elections will at once ask: what happens if
none of the three receive the necessary two-
thirds support. Councillors say the third proposals, no change at all, will have to be accepted  if  neither  of  the  amendments  pass.
The City of Vancouver ran into thi.s same
sort of a tangle only a month ago. Because
of cries for extension of the civic franchise,
voters were asked for their views on three
proposals, two of which would have broadened the vote and a third that favored no
change al all.
Neither of the proposals favoring a change
in the franchise succeeded in gaining the
required support and were defeated.
But more people favored some change in
voting than favored no change at all. Their
wishes will go unheeded, however, because
their votes wore split by the two alternatives
of change.
Exactly the same muddle will fclmost
certainly develop out of UBC's February 2
referendum, What will councillors really do
lor example, if voters split evenly over the
three proposals.
If such is the case, no change whatever
will be made in Council's financial machinery, although two-thirds of UBC students
favor a change of some sort.
Vancouver's City Council rather obviously placed its confused franchise referendum
before the electorate as a sop to supporters of
extension and as a means of escaping a change
which the aldermen didn't themselves desire.
We hope the same will not have to bo said
of UBCs Student Councillors.
Commie Yanks and Tycoon
Russians In UN 1950
Dial Twisters Need Soup In Their Hoop
If UBC's richly endowed Radio Society
ever gets unsnarled from the tangle of executive bickering that plagued them last
term students have a right to expect shows
of more consistent excellence.
Some of the Fall programs such as the
Radio Forum and the sports broadcasts were
top-flight entertainment but these were undermined by a series of static-studded abortions piped into Brock Hall.
The society's chief engineer, Dave Shearer
and its gifted continuity writer, Cece Merritt
have been handicapped by the interference
warfare that has been waging amongst the
high brass.
The Society's widely-publicized talent
show last term collapsed like a circus tent
because of poor organization and mismanagement. The full story of the fiasco for which
a great many students entered in all sincerity may never be known if the executive
maintain their hush-hush secrecy.
George Barnes, iheir in-again-out-again
president, seems  to  be  on  the  verge ol  an-
Letter from Berlin
MOSCOW, January 1, 1949—Iz-
vestia, Moscow's leading daily
newspaper, predicted in an
editorial today the downfall of
capitalism in America. 1949, it predicted, would bring an end to the
inflationary spiral and a consequent
depression "far more devastating
than that of the '30's." Another depression, the editorial continued,
would result in chaos from which
capitalism could  never  recover.
Chicago, January 1, 1949—In a special communique from Moscow. Chicago Daily Tribune hinted today at
a possible split with the Kremlin.
Russia's rulers, vhe paper reported,
are in sharp disagreement on vital
issues and quarrelling among themselves over succession of the Russian
dictatorship in event of death of
Premier Stalin. The paper noted
that the widening split could bring
about an end to Communism in the
There, O uncountable readers, you
have it. The oracles of the press
have spoken. The cliches arc down,
The cold war is finished.
We must resign ourselves to thc
end of communism in Russia and
of capitalism in America. It will
L'ke some time to adjust ourselves
to a capitalist Russia and a communist America. We must apply
To assist humanity in its great
task of re-adjustment this column
presents a view of the U. N, Security Council in January, 1950. The
delegate from His Majesty's Communist   Commonwealth   of   Canada,
chairman of the  meeting,  is speaking:
CHAIRMAN: We have before us
this morning, gentlemen, the
complaint of the Republic of
Aniioquia which recently obtained
its independence from the People's
Republic of Colombia and now interference on the part of the People's
Republic of Panama in that it claims
that the aforementioned republic
did send on the 25th clay of December 1949 communist organizers to
the aid the rebels of Antioquia.
*t is common knowledge that Columbia and Panama aro catellitcs of
Communist America, In the name of
democracy and freedom and dignity
ot the soul and the interests of Russian banana enterprises in Antioquia
I demand immediate action against
these Communist terrorists.
AMERICA: The charge of the Russian Fascist beast is a pure outpouring of Ihe black Fascist heart
of the imperialist capitalist exploit-
err of his country. Thc rebels of
Antioquia are fighting for their
right to live decently, collectively,
and according to a government of
their own choice.
The present puppet government of
Antioquia is a product of the Molo-
tov  plan  for military  aid  to  assist
decadent     capitalism     against     the
obvious   will   of   the   people.    My
country  will  never  allow  this  vile
neo-Fascist  imperialism  of Capitalist   Russia   to   destroy   the   valiant
rebels of  Antioquia.
Of course we never send aid to these
lebels.   They  fight  from   the  inner
resources   of   true   Marxist   knowledge.   Tho entire charge is faked.
enterprise):   I   suggest,   gentlemen, thai a committee be established   by   this   counncil,   composed   of
disinterested,    nations    t'o   examine
the   irregularities  of  Antioquia.
CHAIRMAN: Does any member
wish to speak to this motion?
obviously another fascist capitalist
imperialist Russian attempt vo interfere in the domestic affairs of
member nations. The Antioquian
uprising is beyond the scope of this
organization anyway. I fully intend
to veto any suggestion of this sort.
* * •
Well, 0 unncountable readers,
maybe it won't be so hard to get
used io afler all, Sounds pretty
much tho same doesn't it? Just remember to change the names in the
other resignation, his third this term according to club members. Even AMS treasurer
Paul Plant can't figure out who to give money
to. "They change their executive every week,"
he wailed at Council meeting Monday night,   j
Students  who have heard the Radio Society's excellent productions in former years   I
are looking forward to some concrete policy   j
from   the   club's   executive   meeting   today.   I
When the smoke clears Barnes should have
his   presidency   cleared   and   the   somewhat
nebulous plans for the spring term whipped
into shape. *
On the agenda are plans for a Radio
Forum modelled after those of former years,
the more effective use of their newly acquired
sound truck, and a streamlined musical show.
A rebroadeast of the "Red-Dean's" speech has
also reached the program stage,
There is no dearth of technical and script
talenl in ihe club and if they can patch up
their executive differences the university can
look forward to some smart programs.
its regular causerie meeting on Wednesday at 3:30 in The Gables.
Colin Cameron at noon Wed., Jan. 5,
in Arts 100. His topic will be "Can
Socialism Save Democracy?"
sive Conservative Club in Hut LI
Friday, Jan,  7th.
KE. 5553-L. Ask for May.
of pair of black, fur-lined leather
gloves. 1349 E 2d. HA. 2031-R.
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KE.  4092-Y.
conntact John at HA. 4930-R.
off, 1 extra ruling pen, 2 bow compasses missing. Reward. R. Freed.
FA. 1525-M.
take lessons in English. CE. 4015.
left in car last Monday morning.
Phone Mr. Maynes at AL. 2678-L,
etc. Prompt and reasonable. Joan
Davie. 4000 W. 10th.   AL. 3459-L.
southern  exposure;  use of typewriter;
neai  UBC gates.   Breakfast if desired.
AL.  0192-Y.
student in return for services. Good
home.   KE. 2083-R.
siagle beds; 2 male students in good
home near university with other students. Reasonable. 4000 W 10th. AL.
entrance; ground floor; 4595 W. Clh.
AL.  1547.,
tuics, transportation from vicinity of
3ni and Blenheim St. BA. 1382-R.
23rd and Main for 8:30's 6 clays a week.
Phone FA. 6835-L. ,
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;.!ong bus route to 12th. Phone Doug,
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The Ubyssey Just About Breaks The Tape
The Daily Ubyssey makes a polite curtsy
today in accepting the bouquets of four of
Canada's leading newspaper editors. The four,
judges in a Canadian University Press Competition, gave second place award for editorial leadership to, you've guessed it, The
Daily Ubyssey.
The Varsity, seasoned daily of the University of Toronto, a spicy little tabloid that
has vigorously sharpened its claws on the
backs of Ontario's Conservative regime and
the Tory Toronto Globe and Mail, walked off
with the Bracken Trophy for editorials, offered, oddly enough, by the former leader of
the Progressive Conservatives.
The frank pillars of type found in The
Daily Ubyssey were second only to The Var
sity's outspoken offerings, the judges decided
after plowing through the 20 college papers
that make up the Canadian University Press.
Their award seems to give a bit of weight
lo our words and for just a moment we pause
to let the altar light shine upon us. And so,
with our muzzles reloaded for 40 more issues
we remind you—you'll be hearing from us.
First, a bow towards St. James Street and
a word of congratulations to The McGill Daily,
the staid journal that borrows its crepe from
The Gazette of that city. Judges of the Canadian University Press gave it the Southam
Trophy as the best college daily in Canada
for general coverage, an award that it has
captured several times before.
'They Are Sick Of Life Without Sunshine
(Tin's is a difficult story lo rend. It reipiires concentration, to master its slow, stumlXiny English, obviously
ihoseu from, a Carman-English dictionary. It was
rveeired reciit'i/ / u UBC President Norman Macl.-enXie.
end because it tells more ehuoiently than I'oluiucs n.j
siicl: jouni'disic <jf life today in the storm centre o|
the wi.rlrl, The Ubyssey recommends il as reading
for  all   IhinlXniy   students.)
Berlin, British Sector
■I force (own (capital ol.
Germany in ihe Russian Zone)
To linu< blocker! (121 day blockade)
The Mt. President of (he Stale University
Vancouver   brit. Columbia   Canada
Dear Sir;
By clebl ol our remit we have lo repair
the damages ol the war and to .u'tve mdemni-
ficalion. Thai's right.----But ihe lamine what
oppress all people, man wife and child in the
time of -lii months is immense and will <uiide
lo ruin complete, chaos and anarchy it' no
will come help indeed and lad swill soon!--
Quick and sufficient assistance is double aid.
The hunger denmnded daily without fore-
bearance  new  v'nTuns.
Aj'.ainsf  llial  tie enn do the men, I hey are
powerless and indifferent to defend one's
self. The people have no food without rations
card and on the black market the price are
excessive. The nourishment rations are so
little that the men break down in the street
and subway for cause the weakness.
The daily rations are: 10 gram .0,3 ounces)
fat,400 g bread 20 gramm sugar, 40 gram
meat with bones or fish or l-3eggs. The vic-
limes by the famine are more than this of the
war 1!)!!!) 45. For us germans the war weight
upon .) years sorry!—Since in Berlin we no
got; milk no cheese no fruits no oranges no
lemons and by this, want suffer altogether
vitamin  illness.
Ryecrisp and watersoup must be insufficient lo recovery and all help hitherto being.
It. failed milk, butter, ta.sly loaf cheese, beef
Meat, shortening, bacon and other quality
victuals how sugar cocoa eggs flour, fruits
rnisinos  etc.
Besides the people no have shoes no dress
and no eoals and firewood lor the cold winter
and  lIn.' must don't know why!—The war—
that must be once said—no has been matter
of the population but exclusive of the leader
dictator in his "vabanque play" about State
and Folks and the German Nation pay the
account with load.
My first son is die in Russia 1943 Oct. 10th
as a valient soldier and the second is very
wounded and invalicle by pulmon shot. The
garnet splinter is size walnut stick yet in
the pulmonary and no can be removed by
operation for cause the bleeding to death.
In the last 4 months he has had 8 hemmor-
rages and his condition i.s full of apprehension.
The physician of his treatment want much
sugar for him to recovery. From the little
ration impossible to take't. I am very anxious for the procure sugar as compensation.
My son has his dwelling 600 miles distant
from Berlin together with his mother x nd 1
child 3 years old little boy very nice.
My lodging has been plundered as I \was
absent, on the journey official. We have' no
production no export, no sovereignity and
no view for elevation the standard for nut
rition. And we not are seeing an imporve-
menle for the condition for life, contrary it
seemed it will be mor,e difficulties,
Nevertheless we want peace fast!—My
family i.s disperse in consequence of the four
occupations areas .boundaries). I can't help
with my little income as painter single. Please
help you with a gift parcel over the famine
and food crise very bad! But soon as possible
in advance for (he blocked Capital of Germany: Berlin!—If you like and you would be
ready lo aid and to spend 10 Dollars for 1
CARE food package we will be obliged to
thankfullncss and no forget never your gen-
May the Lord bless you and your work
at Ihe time!—In my need I never received
hero relief from any some pari which I might,
remark  lo end.
I thank you with good wishes and many
kind   mosl   re'.podlul   regards
Very Yours Sincerily
"Artur Krause" Wednesday, January 5, 1949
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McGill Man
Named New
Vet Head
KINGSTON. Ont'., Dec. 31 - J. P.
Kohl, of McGill University, Montreal,
Thursday was elected president of the
National Council of Student' Veterans.
Other officers named in the closing
sessions of the three-day meeting
were: J. Gwynne-Timothy, University of Toronto, secretary; P. Matthews, Queen's University, Kingston,
treasurer; J. Stedmond, University of
Saskatchewan; Don Lanskail, University of British Columbia, and E. A.
Urquhart". Dalhousie University, Halifax  vice-presidents.
The conference urged;
Granting of DVA benefits lo veterans of the Merchant Navy,
Federal government continue its
DVA rehabilitation program and make
it available, on a basis of scholarship,
for all Canadian students.
Veterans who served only in Canada be granted an intermediate preference rating when applying for civil
service  positions.
UBC Graduate Receives
Government Appointment
Art Sager, Arts '38, and UBC's first public relations
officer has been appointed Secretary to the Dominion Fisheries
Minister. ^	
Anything Goes
New Recruits
Or Oblivion
Say Mamooks
Mamooks, one of the oldest organizations on the campus, are in serious  need   of  new   members
Bee Johnson president of Mamooks
has notified the Ubyssey "that unless
some new members come forward
then the club will have to curtail
its activities in 1949."
Miss Johnson makes it clear that
Mamooks are not expecting any Picas-
s'>s in their search for new members,
and an ability to paint is not altogether necessary, as much of thc
club's activities lies in other fields.
Poster Painters tor those who would
like to be) will have all the materials
necessary  to  work  with
On Friday noon there will be a
meeting of the club in the Brock
Busemeni' to give all those interested
a chance to turn out and see what
the club is trying to accomplish.
Ubyssey 2nd
In Bracken
Trophy Award
Editorial leadership of The
Daily Ubyssey was judged second among 19 Canadian university papers by a panel of
the Dominion's top editors this
Award of tho Bracken trophy, symbol of editorial excellence in college'
journalism, was made to The Varsity,
daily paper of the University of
Judges in the contest included T.
D'Arcy Finn, executive editor of The
Ottawa Citizen, and M. E. Nichol.
retired editor of Tho Vancouver Daily
Winner of the Soulham Trophy for
university dailies was The McGill
Daily, of Montreal, with Thc Gazette
of the University of Western Ontario
judged best of other Canadian papers.
The career of one of UBC's graduates, Art Sager reads like an adventure  novel.
Since his graduation from UBC
in 1938 Art Sager has covered a lot
of ground. Upon graduation he joined
the Norwegian Merchant Navy as a
With the advent of the war he was
touring England with an English repertory company. His early Players
Club experience at UBC in which he
took lead roles giving him his chance.
Failing to get into the RAF he came
back to Canada and enlisted in tlie
RCAF. Ultimately he wound up as
the Commanding Officer of the Hor.
net Squadron. En route he acquired
the D.F.C.
With his discharge from the RCAF
he held the office of UBC Public
Relations Officer.
In 1947 e became the talks director
of CBR, the position he held until
his recent appointment to Ottaua.
While at UBC Sager also starred
in rugby, has the campus News Herald reporter and in his last year was
the Ubyssey Sports Editor.
'tween Classes
Help Totie with the Ubyssey
Turner Returned
As Alum Manager
Frank J. E. Turner, secretary manager of the UBC Alumni Association
was: re-appointed to his position for
another year at the annual meeting
of the organization last week.
Turner, in addition to his secretarial
duties, is thc commanding officer of
the campus detachment of the University Naval Training Division.
While attending UBC Turnner was
active in many fields and a great
enthusiast participating in many
sports. He was sports editor of the
Ubyssey in 1937-38 and associate sports
editor of the Thirtieth Anniversary
Issue published during i'he Christmas
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Cameron Speaks
To CCF Today
Colin Cameron will address' a moct-
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Arts 100.
Mr. Cameron will speak on the subject. "Can Socialism Save Democracy." j
The ex-MLA for Comox in nn ad-
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clear vhat the CCF did not think
Canadian University graduates should
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The campus arose in protest causing
many pro and con speakers and
writers to express their views.
Mr. Cameron is the past president
of the provincial CCF.
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Wednesday, January 5, 1949
'Birds Take First Win
During Grid Tournament
Neither Wind, Nor Rain, Nor Sleet...
HARD AT IT DESPITE the frosty clime, UBC's Thunderbird Ruggermen are busily preparing for the approaching MacKechnie Cup season. With coach Albert Laithwaite determined
to have his charges in tip-top shape for the competition, the English code players were hard
at it a week before lectures were resumed.
The recent series with the Leth-
btidgc  Native   Sons  drew   a   meagre
1500 ans to two of the best hockey
games played on the coast this year.
In spite of this irrefutable fact, the
downtown    newspapers    imposed    a
virtual boycott with the result that
thc amateur league lost over $300.
Thc attitude these newspapers
have assumed reeks of commercialism and amateur sport bears the
brunt of this beguilement. If this
attitude continues, it will inevitably
lead to the destruction of amateur
sport. If thi.s then is the aim of sport
journalism, they should remove
their  last vestige of  impartiylily.
Over Expoired
Two Wins Posted
By UBC Hockeyists
A*batting average of .1000 was the results of UBC's puck
chasing Thunderbirds "over the holiday" competition as the
student notched two wins in as many starts.
Lloyd   Torfason   took   over   scoring'?-
leadership of the local squad.   He has j
13 goals  to  lead  in that department
as  well.   Haas  Young  has   tho
assists  with 9.
Squashes Mexico 20-0
Bolstered Student Squad
UBC Thunderbirds won a football game.
Over the holidays, the Varsity team supplemented by some
Vancouver's   own   talent,   won   their   feature   game   over
Mexico All-stars by the inspiring score of 20-0 in the International Football Tournament in Los Angeles,
 „<,-,   y^£ter   finishing   the   league   season
with a story of hard-luck losses but
no wins, the Birds pulled the surprise
of the year by saving their only win
o the year for the grand exit in '48.
and in International competition.
Grider Stars
On American
Radio Show
Gil Steers, who helped UBC
fiing the swan song to the Mexico All-Stars with his great
playing, made his singing debut
on the radio in Los Angeles.
Appearing on the "Ladies First"
program (even he doesn't know how
he got on that One) over a coast-to-
coast network, Gil split the airways
wall his own version of "You Are
My Sunnshie". Gil claims he was a
This was only a part of the activities
which were' taken part in by the
visiting Canadians in the City of
Slaying at the Harrington Motel
fjust six short blocks from the Pala-
dium), the boys were shown the town.
As well as attending many of the
top West Coast radio broadcasts, they
also were taken on a lour through
one of the movie studios, witnessing
the making of a new Abbott and
Costello film.
To make their stay even more
interesting, they were treated to a
basketball game between UCLA and
USC and another between Wisconsin
and North Western,
The boys are all agreed that their
trip to California was the highlight
of the season.
G. A. Pt.s.
Lloyd  Torfason  13 4 17
| Haas   Young       7 () 16
'Bill   Wagnner        7 (i ltl
Bob Koch  ■.,     G r> 11
Last season's pro exhibition series
between a couple of fifth rate clubs
was grossly over exploited. By no
stretch of the imagination could this
series be favourably compared with ' OUTCLASSED
the recent amateur .series.
Their    initial    victory   came   when
j from the University of California 4-3
they   trounced   the   hapless   Colclbears
i from the University of California 4-3
before a crowd of 2000 fans. The
California   crowd   showed   plenty   of
\ fight   but   were   short   on   finish   and
! attack.
Cagers About To Enter
Evergreen Competition
With fourteen pre-season hoop tilts under their knee
guards, Jack Pomfret's eager 'Bird hoopsters will launch UBC
into the new Evergreen Conference with its first active participation this weekend.
. .  3>    Ait,h(UIRh   the   'Birds   have   had   ,n
unimpressive    record    in    their    pre-
The Lethbridge coach and team
have gone on record as saying that
the pro hockey here does not compare with the Prairie amateur brand.
What conceivable reason these reporters can find for ignoring amateur sport is beyond comprehension. Given half a break the amateur league could out-draw the
pro   set-up.
Reports of the games, when thoy
};ct into the downtown papers, are
always embellished in some inference to the effect that the hockey
was uninspiring. For pure, hard
fought, spirited hockey there can be
no alternative lo amateur hockey,
If one hockey team in the pro
league has one half as much spirit'
as tho UBC team, it will indeed
come as a surprise to this reporter,
Tonight the UBC team plays; host
to the tough Nanaimo Clippers al
Ihe Forum in what should be the
game . the season. This nil will
offer you smart hockey, thrills, and
an  air  of  revenge.
The Nanaimo squad i.s perhaps the
best  hockey  team  ever  to  represent
the Island City.   They have  imported   four   Prairie   stars    to    form    the
nucleus   of   their   club.     With    last,
season's  hold-over  and   the addition.
Ol'  Clayton  La vol,  ox-Tacoma  Knck-
et.   and   Hugh   Berry,   ox-UCC   star,
they     have    assembled    a    hustling
Their   top   position   in   the   league,
which is eoveied by I'Pif, i-'ai m,,|<o
tonight.      A     win     I'm      Iho     t'ampii--
Smii.ol   will   he   both   approeialt d   and
The boastful 'Bears who had openly
predicted victory over iho short-
, handed locals, wore hopelessly out-
: classed and but for the horseshoes
i worn by their lucky goalie, Ian Wil-
, son, would have lost by a larger
| margin. On several occasions Iheir
I custodian was well beaten only to
' have thc puck  hit  thc  post.
!    The Thunderbirds gained their sec-
' end  victory  when  they   trounced   the
j Vancouver  Indians  13-4  in  a   regular
j Senior B till'.   With only eight players
cm hand for the encounter Bob Koch
hit    his   (rue   stride,    collecting   four
.goals  and   four  assists.    Lloyd  Torl'a-
1 son  and  Wag Wagner bath  turned  in
1 hat    tricks   with    three   each.     Haas
Young used till his play making ability   to   garner   three   assists   and   one
Weather Halts All
Play On Imperial
Cup Soccer Front
Action on the soccer front is
still at a complete standstill,
and there seems little likelihood that playing fields will be
in condition for games this
When play does resume in tho V.
and D. circuit, teams will carry on
with Imperial Cup games.
Jack Cowan has received no further word of his proposed contract to
play in Scotland, and the starry full-
nack has virtually decided to pass up
the chance, at least for this year.
While this is a disappointment for
Jack, it is happy news indeed for the
Varsity club, which would be left
with a big defensive gap to fill if
Cowan was out of the line-up.
season, non-conference tilts, sporting
fans on the campus maintain that they
have been showing marked improvement in recent games even though
their drive has been insufficient to
pufl them into the win column.
Even with so many games behind
them, the 'Birds will still be dogged
by the reputation of being an inexperienced team. One of the big factors in their favor, however, is the
fact that the first string will boast
ene of the tallest height averages in
the Evergreen Conference.
The 'Birdies will entertain for Lacey
Washington this Friday where they
are scheduled to meet St. Martins,
College, the institute which provided
the doormat
ir. football.
team for the Conference
Mexico All-Stars were no cinch
team, claims Bird coach Don Wilson.
Boasting one All-American Guard on
their squad plus about twelve American imports which* weren't playing
for Mexico for their health, the boys
from south of the Rio Grande just
couldn't keep up to the fire-inspired
Canadian eleven.
Pete Thodos, who joined the 'Birds
for their southern jaunt after returning to his home in Vancouver from
the Calgary Stampeders where he
scored the winning touchdown, opened the scoring for UBC. Thodos
romped about twelve yards for the G
points when the line opened up a hole
in the Mexico defence like the campus
bull-dozer cleared snow off the roadways.
Bill Sainis carried the ball for the
second Canadian tally, when he intercepted a lateral pass and sprinted the
remaining 32 yards all alone, not a
dofenceman near him.
Thodos marked up the final score
after receiving a perfect forward pass
from Quarterback Bob Murphy, catching it on the dead run to trot over
the goal line.
Gil Steer is credited with being the
outstanding offensive star, constantly
paving the way for the ground attack.
while on defence, the standout was
Dave MacFarlan.
Although the UBC All-Stars lost
their first game of the southern schedule, t'he loss was justified. Taking
a 43-0 beating from the American
squad didn't seem too bad when it
was learned the U. S. squad had
previously beaten an Army team
which starred the great Mr. Inside
and Mr. Outside, Doc Blanchard and
Glenn Davies in the backfield.
Coach Wilson, speaking reverently
of the U. S. All-Stars said, "They
could boat av team in the Coast Con-
ference," Considering that over half
of the team have just been offered
pro contracts, his opinion seems justi-
Yet, even with this handicap, the
Birds held their own for the first
quarter and a half, but the long bus
trip clown to the tournament began
to tell. In the last half of the game
the Yankees rolled over the wearied
'Birds at  will.
The loss of their game was not. the
only misfortune faced by t'he Varsity
squad. $719 was taken from the team's
possessions when the locker room was
left unattended during the game.
But the Kiwanis Club in California
raised $451 to try to make up the loss
and to show their appreciation for th»
display put on by the Canadian
crew. The Kiwanis planned to raise
the rest of the money and mail it to
the team as a late Christmas present.
Game Tonight
Braves Resume
Senior A Play
Senior A hoop returns to the
campus tonight, giving all you
kiddies a big chance to get some
value for your Christmas money that is burning a hole in your
The New Westminster Luckies^ who have been showing a
little fire and life in recent
weeks will meet the UBC
Braves in one half of a double
Coach Ole Bakken has been giving
his Senior A "upstarts" heavy workout? in past week and the Braves
even met a team from Mount' Vernon
through the holidays.
The high speed, fireballing Braves,
who have been the surprise quantity,
dark horse entry in the City League
will be out to break their way out,of
a  third  place tie  tonight.
Just' to give "those hardy spectators
who will be making the big attempt
to get out to the UBC gym at 7:30
tonight when the first game starts, a
second game between the Clover Leafs
and the Arrows, the two top teams
in the loop, will be offered on the
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