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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1948
No. 47
—Daily Ubyssey Photo by Danny Wallace
MARDI GRAS BALL time is only a week away and these pretty UBC co-eds are finding little
spare time as they use every available moment in polishing their act. They are members of the
short girls chorus and there are lots more just as beautiful in the tall girls chorus. Wearing pale
blue "and cerise ballet costumes, the girls perform the complicated kick routine usually worked
out by members of the tall girl lineup.
Cup Debaters Confident
In Forthcoming Contest
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Indian Receives
Divinity Degree
Presentation of four honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees took place at
Union College yesterday afternoon.
This honour held special significance
for Rev. Peter Kelly, who became the
first full blooded Indian on this coast
to receive a Doctor of Divinity degree. Rev. Kelly was in his own right
a chief in the Haida tribe of the
Queen Charlotte Islands but on his
graduation from Columbian College
in New Westminster worked for many
years on the United Church mission
boats along this coast.
FAWCETT WELCOMED
Degrees were also presented to
Rev. A. E. Cooke, of St. John's United
and Rev. H. M. Rae of Dunbar
Heights United and to Rev. G. H.
Villett of Alberta College, Edmonton.
At the same ceremony, official welcome and declaration of appointment
was extended to Rev. S. V. Fawcett,
formerly of the Alberta Conference
of the United Church, now of the
department of Old Testament Languages and Literature at Union College.
Parliamentary Forum
Sponsors McGoun Fracas
Sciencemen Open
Oratory Contest
Robin Fjarlie and Martin Dayton,
student engineers, will be the initial
speakers in a month-long oratory
contest sponsored by the Students'
Branch of the Engineering Institute
of Canada when the first heat gets
underway in Ap. Sc. 202 at 12:30
Friday.
FJARLIE TO SPEAK
Speaking as required on topics relative to engineering, Fjarlie will
discuss "The Oceanography of the
Alberni Canal", while Dayton will
talk on "The Palatability of a Water
Supply".
Judges at tomorrow's speeches will
be Professors Filay, Pretious and
Heslop of the Applied Science Faculty.
FINALS
Best three of the ten speakers will
compete in the finals February 18
before the Vancouver Branch of the
EIC. Talks will continue each Friday
and Monday noon hours until January 30, most of them being held in
Ap.  Sc. 2®.
Campus EIC executives advise students to watch the notices column of
The Daily Ubyssey for further information on topics and speakers.
The victorious team will go to
Toronto to compete in the Canadian
University Debating Finals.
UBC's McGoun Cup debating team is confident of their
first victory in five years on the eve of their battle of words
with a powerful team from the University of Manitoba.
This Parliamentary Forum sponsor-€>—-■	
■ .    . , .   ..  _    , .,,   the university scoring the most points
ed pass feature debating classic will      , J 6 '
j. i        i •     ii.     t»     i    w • i .   winning the cup
take  place   in   the  Brock   Friday   at
eight o'clock.
CLIMAXES YEAR
What is said to be the strongest
team that' UBC has fielded in recent
years will meet two veteran debaters
in what promises to be the most
interesting of debates climaxing a
very active Forum year.
Two well known law students, Bin
McConnell and Stu Chambers will
represent UBC for the affirmative
of "Resolved that the Canadian Government take immediate steps to curb
the power of organized labour.'
Opposing for Manitoba will be
Inter-faculty debating champion and
Prime Minister of the Parliamentary
Forum, Charles Smith and interfaculty debating champion and international University Debater, Margaret
Mann.
Dr. Roy Daniels will be Chairman
and judges will be Dean Curtis, Mr.
Justice Wilson, and Mrs. Grace Mcln-
nis.
MOST POINTS WIN
Simultaneously two UBC debaters
will be in Edmonotn engaged in another phase of the series with the
Alberta team. McGoun debates are
held on the same nights in Vancouver,
Edmonton,  Saskatoon and Winnipeg,
Sedgewick Opens
Institute Meets
The English department's renowned Dr. G. G. Sedgewick will open the
first meeting of the spring session
of the Vancouver Institute.
Lecturer in the popular Shakespeare Course, his topic will be,
"Some Aspects of Shakespeare's
Dramatic Art."
The address will be given in the
main amphitheatre of the new Physics
building at eight o'clock, Saturday,
January 17. The general public is invited and admission is free.
-Ubyssey Photo by Norman Ross
ART   HILLER
-Ubyssey Photo by Norman Ross
BOB   KEENAN
Help For Universities
Overseas Sought At UBC
UBC undergraduates will be asked next month to aid
less fortunate students in war-devastated Europe and Asia.
International Student Service will solicit one dollar
horn every student in a campaign to rebuild libraries and
schools and provide books for overseas students.
Tag days will be held on the campus February 10 and 11.
Council Calls General Meeting
To Discuss IUS Affiliations
Col. Merritt
Attacks
Liberal Gov't
The Liberal Government of
Canada has brought the country into a semi-totalitarian
economy, Lt- Col. Cecil C. I.
Merritt, Conservative M P
charged yesterday.
At a meeting of the Progressive
Conservative Club Merritt said: "The
Liberal Party has abandoned its free
enterprise policy in favour of the
CCF policy and any policy other than
free  enterprise  is totalitarian."
PRICE CONTROL OUT
Attacking the price control solution
for Canada's rising cost-of-living, he
predicted: "If we were to bring prices
back to the 1941 level we would %top
all production."
"Buyer resistance is the only solution to our problem." he declared.
"If we are to solve our difficulties
we must have a government which
will protect our traditional free enterprise and throw off this controlled
economy."
FREE ENTERPRISE
Progressive-Conservatives were now
the only free enterprise party, Lt.
Col. Merritt declared. TTie Liberals
were now a party "of central control."
Profiteers should be "smoked out"
he added, speaking of abuses of the
present free  enterprise  system.
"There are profiteers in any economy — free or slave — but that does
not mean that the profit system itself
is not a good one."
"Administratively impossible" was
the term used by the Progressive-
Conservative member for Burrard in
describing his party's opposition to
re-imposition of price controls. Price
control would inevitably lead to the
re-establishment of wage controls.
Increased production was the only
real and basic key to the solution of
cost-of-living problems, Lt. Col. Merritt added, declaring that production
must be raised to the point where
supply equalled demand.
BUYER RESISTANCE
The levelling-off of prices would
best be effected by the free-economy
method of "buyer resistance" in the
long run, he pointed out.
The inflationary problem presented
by an increase in the national debt
from three billions to thirteen billion
dollars, over the period from 1941 -
1947, plus a heavy export of goods
to Europe, would not be met by the
application of the "austerity program."
"The austerity program is a program of restriction of import and
production - and it was this policy of
restriction of production which brought
on the austerity program in the first
place" he declared. 'Its application
now will only serve to intensify, not
reduce, the problem of prices."
WAGE INCREASES
Conservatives were not a "let things
rip" party, he declared, and Conservatives were prepared, where necessary, to grant wage increases to those
income groups hardest hit by a rise
in prices. Other methods of ameliorating hardships would be the subsidization of staple goods such as milk,
and bread, he pointed out.
War Veterans Allowance, and veterans' pensions deserved nan than ffea
"niggardly" raise recently granted.
Meeting Called To Amend
Article 18, Sub-Section 4
Arrangements are underway for the cancellation of elections
Friday, January 23, to make way for a special general meeting
scheduled for 11:30 in the Armory.
Consideration    of   several    aspects'? ■
Delta Sigma Pi
Selects 12 Women
Twelve representatives of campus
organizations have been invited to
join the women's honorary sorority,
Delta Sigma Pi, announced Beverly
Wilson yesterday.
New members are Daphne Black,
Jocelyn Collison, Nancy Davidson,
Joan Fraser, Joan Grimmett, Anne
Guilhamouli, Rosemary Hodgins,
Sheila Ketchen, Taddy Knapp, Elaine
Leiterman, Jackie Sherman and Muriel Vander Valk.
At present the only two active
members are Beverly Wilson, president, and Nora Clarke vice-president.
concerning inter-university relations
of AMS will be the main topic of discussion followed by a plebiscite (show
of hands vote) on IUS affiliations under terms of resolution from NFCUS.
Don Cunliffe, chairman of NFCUS
committee, will read as a background
to this resolution, the report of the
NFCUS conference.
PRESIDENTS ADDRESS
Bob Harwood, recently appointed
national president of NFCUS, will deliver his public address outlining the
future of the organization and the
general purpose of this nation-wide
group.
Question of amendment to Article
18 section 4 enacted last fall to permit inter-university affiliation for
political clubs will be brought up at
the meeting.
MOTION CARRIED
The following motion concerning
the question of amendment to Article
18 section 4 was moved by Jerry Macdonald and seconded by Gordie Baum
at last Monday's Council meeting.
The motion which was carried unanimously stated:
"Whereas in the drafting and passage of the amendment of the Fall
General Meeting to Article 18, Section
4, of the Alma Mater Code the contingency of inter-university political
club federations not connected with
their respective parties was not foreseen THEREFORE be it resolve that,
pending ratification of the General
Alma Mater Society meeting, Article
18, Section 4 Sub-section A, Sub- section 2, be amended to cover this contingency by the addition of the following words:
"WITHOUT limiting the generality
of tlie foregoing political clubs as
herein defined may join inter-university political federation provided that
such federations are not t?onnected
with their respective parties AND
FURTHER provided that such association shall not in any way bind them
or limit their complete responsibility
to the Alma Mater Society."
PUB MEET
All members of the Publications Board are requested to attend a gathering to be held in
the Pub office at 3:30 tomorrow,
Friday, January 16. If at all possible, please be present.
Winch Claims
B.C. Lacks
Democracy
Democracy does not function'
in British Columbia according
to Ernest E. Winch, MLA for
Burnaby.
Mr. Winch, speaking to the Socialist
Club in Arts 100 Wednesday ma,
stated that when he attempted to
bring up the matter of penal reform
in the Legislature he was told that a
private member could not attempt to
influence the government concerning
legislation. "If you have a theory
that we live in a political democracy"
he said, forget it. We don't, any more
than we live in an economic democracy."
DELINQUENCY
Speaking on the topic "Delinquency,"
Mr. Winch stated that we are failing
to make good citizens. In fact, he
! said, we are making criminals in
our institutions. (He added that he
was not referring to UBC).
Mr. Winch advocated a long and a
short range policy to combat delinquency. The long range policy included eugenics and sterilization, he
said. The short range policy included
nursery schools and kindergartens,
thorough medical and psychiatric examinations.
Also included in the short range
program was maximum education according to desire and ability. Mr.
Winch said he hoped to see the day
when many times the present number
of students will attend UBC.
Mr. Winch emphasized also tiie need
for economic security, since "our
animal or material needs must be
satisfied before we can become human
bings."
EDUCATION
He advocated taking the jails and
penitentaries out of the hands of the
"so called" Department of Justice and
placing them under the Dept ot
Education.
Mr. Winch said the major problem
was to instil social concepts in the
minds of individuals, as had been done
in Germany, Italy, Japan and the
USSR. The only way to do this was-
through Socialism, he said.
Sir Charles Wright Heads
B.C. Research Council
With the appointment of Sir Charles Wright to the staff oi
the British Columbia Research Council, operational research
will be introduced into B, C, industry.
The appointment was announced by^-—	
Hon.   Leslie   H,   Eyres,   Minister   of   and   Cambridge,   has   had   a   varied
Trade and Industry, who stated that  and interesting career. After his gradu-
ation, he accompanied Scott on his
Antarctic expedition in 1910 as glaci-
ologist. During the First World Wat
he served in a scientific capacity with
the British Army and was awarded
the OBE, the MC and the cross of
the Legion of Honour. After the war
he was appointed to the Admiralty
as assistant Director of Research',
later becoming Director,
NEW TECHNIQUE
While working with the Admiralty
during the recent war, Sir Charles
was instrumental in developing the
technique known as operational research. This type of research, by employing large numbers of scientists
and engineers applying a blanket-
coverage to the entire problem, proved
outstandingly effective in the war in
bringing to maximum efficiency the
use of radar, the convoy system,
mine laying and numerous other,
military activities.
In brief, operational research in
B.C., directed by Sir Charles Wright,
will employ scientific research methods on a broad scale to entire operations of many industries.
—■Courtesy   Daily   Province
SIR CHARLES WRIGHT
his  department,  as  well  as  the  staff
of   the   B.C.   Research   Council   will
assist Sir Charles in every way possible.
Sir Charles, a graduate of Toronto PAGE 2
THE DAILY UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 15, 1948
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• • •
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GENERAL STAFF:. Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor, Tore Larssen;  Features Editor,  George  Robertson,
Pbotegraphy Director, Bob Cave: Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger.
CITY EDITOR THIS ISSUE: JOAN GRIMMETT
ASSISTANT EDITORS: Chris Cromble, Ted Peck
MR. L. AND THE BEAST
We can't help but wonder who is reading
the mail addressed to the president of the
Alma Mater Society while Grant Livingstone is out chasing Communists.
While we do not think that the administration of the Society has in any way suffered
as yet, we do feel that the best policy for
student government is one in which political
squabbles are studiously avoided.
Although chasing communists and/or
democratic liberalists may be a highly diverting parlour game and even a very necessary
part of the maintenance of our democratic
ideal, the Daily Ubyssey has seen fit to offer
no editorial opinion on the current fight.
The reasoning behind this action — that of
keeping partisan politics out of the student
newspaper — is not that we do not think
that political awareness is important, but
rather, may be summed up in the fact that
we do not regard political issues as a necessary part of student government.
We publish the political views of others
in our news columns but endeavour to prevent our editorial policy from becoming
enmeshed.
This is a policy which could well be
adopted by Mr. Livingstone and any other
executive of student government who may
become so involved.
We would hasten to point out that we
well realize that Mr. Livingstone, this past
week, has not been acting as the spokesman
of the AMS, but as a former president of the
Canadian Legion on the campus.
The association is none-the-less present,
and since there must certainly be sufficient
legitimate AM$# matters requiring his attention, Mr. Livingstone, in our opinion, is not
being very smart.
once over
hardly
By HAL TENNANT
COLD FACTS AND LUKEWARM FIGURES
Tke sage who said "Figures don't lie"
probably wasn't counting on them being
wrapped in swaddling New Looks beyond the
first 12 inches above normal ground level.
By careful research, painstaking effort
and unstinting prejudice, I have scientifically
compiled some revealing figures on UBC
co-eds. In quoting them I know that I am
presenting exactly what the average male
student has long wanted to see, i.e., some revealing figures on UBC co-eds.
My statistics show that of the two thousand co-eds on the campus, four hundred
aren't taking any courses in particular, and
the others would like to be sorority gfrls, too.
Male students may also be rocked back
from their bridge tables by facts about their
courses which I have obtained through impartial, scientific guesswork.
UBC's student veterans, the figures predict, may nearly all decline with thanks come
next fall. Nasty letters from DVA will result
in .66002 of them feeling that they are no
longer wanted out here. And Branch 72 will
doubtless pull the rest out to maintain unity
and avoid embarrassing the MacKenzie King
government any further in the matter.
My figures indicate that such failure is
the result of a minor problem in the minds
of aH students on the campus. This problem may be summed up as "Why am I going
to university?", which is usually answered
by a second question, "Why should I have
to work for a living?."
OVERSTUDY AND UNDERHANDEDNESS
Thoughtful course selection, the figures
show, would eliminate this minor problem.
But such selection, in turn, is hampered by
overstudy. Two per cent of all students are
determined to pass, even if it means attending
lectures and doing homework.
The remaining 98 percent scorn this unscrupulous means to an end, but are handicapped by an acute psychological neurosis
resulting from deficient mental ability. In
short; tbey are a bunch of jerks.
Ob tlie grounds of such scientific findings, I kave evolved a solution to this problem oi course selection. And I have applied
my Ikeory by skimming over the UBC calen
dar and reading a paragraph a night, and two
on Sundays and holidays.
Not only have I been able to map out
my courses for next year, but I may also
take some of this year's subjects over again,
just to make sure they are as enjoyable as
the calendar makes out.
THICK PLOT AND THIN EVIDENCE
Aside from the fact that it lacks the bedroom scene of the typical best seller, that
little red book is terrific. There is a certain
air of mystery about the whole thing. You
can sense an underlying plot, but you can't
figure out who done it, or what it was they
were supposed to have done.
I haven't read very far into it yet, but
already I've found a course that's a definite
"must take" for next fall. It's the one near the
front of the book, listed as Academic Year
1948. I regret not having taken the pre-
requesite course, Academic Year 1947, but
I hope to cram the two courses in together.
I may even major in Academics, unless I
happen to find out the day before graduation
that its something like Mathematics or Calisthenics.
In the Faculty of General Information
(UBC calendar, page 29), I plan to take the
subject called The University Student Health
Service. It starts right out with medical
examinations, so I'll probably have to study
up on it during the summer. And then, the
calendar tells me, there is a unit on Control
of Communicable Diseases. Personally, I
coudn't control a case of beer, let alone a
case of anything communicable, but I've been
relieved to find that it's strictly a report
course.
SCRAMBLED EGGS AND HAM
SANDWICHES
On page 32 is an outline of a course in
Board and Residence, which, I believe, is
regional analysis of Money and Banking with
considerable stress on scrambled eggs and
ham sandwiches.
That's as far as I've gone in the calendar
so far, but already I can see this reading will
be an excellent grounding for my intended
study of Ancient Greek, a valuable basis for
an aesthetic appreciation of Bacon and, as a
source of general knowledge, entirely useless.
SIGNBOARD
NOTICE
REHHHS OF SCM members who
attended Use North American Student Gcmiermce on Christian Frontiers at the U. of Kansas will be
giv«sa 18:30 Friday, January 16 in
Arts IM. R«et*r includes: Frank Patterson, S*u Porteous, Robin Andrews,
Do^ts Pajmie, Dave Jones, Ross Con-
natl.
TOE SCM HUMAN Relations Group
led by Rev. Lindsay Stewart, will
continue to be held on Thursdays.
This week's discussion "The Changing
Family". 12:30 in 312 Auditorium.
* * •
MEMBERS OF THE Geography Club
are invited to attend a talk in Arts
100, 12:30 Friday.
* * *
MEETING OF THE University Symphonic   Board   12:30  Friday,   January
16 in Arts 103.
• * •
IOTA CHAPTER, PHRATERES, is
having a "Shoe Shine Bee" on Friday
at noon. A "shine you can see your
face in'' will be given when you
donate 10c to our fund for the Children's Preventorium. Our agents will
be in the Caf, in the Brock, on the
Library steps and other strategic
places.
Letter
,egion
By   BOB  ELLIOIT
Lanskail's Report
AT A NOON MEETING OF CAN-
adian Legion Branch 72' held in the
Auditorium on Monday, the principal
feature was the report by Comrade
Don Lanskail of the NCSV convention
held at Toronto last December, which
he attended as representative of UBC
and the U of Alta. ,
The report emphasized the importance of the current request for increases in Student Veterans Allowances to offset the high and rising
cost of living. The convention decided
to ask the Government for an increase
of 5% per each 6 points advance in
the cost of living index, to be computed from the time the grants were
established. The convention resolved
to present this financial brief as the
first and foremost item on its agenda
for Government's consideration, and
will await a reply to this request
before presenting others discussed at
the convention. The brief asks for
an increase for all student veterans,
with special emphasis on the need of
married veterans with dependents.
Increased Allowances
LANSKAIL REPORTED THAT THE
convention was unanimous in urging
all members to back up this effort
to secure increased allowances. In
support of this, a motion was carried
at today's meeting approving the
formation of a committee to promote
and stimulate favourable publicity.
The campaign will be assisted by the
writing of letters to local M.P.'s and
all are urged to do so.' Tlie drive
will also be strengthened if all student veterans who are experiencing
financial difficulties amounting to
need will report facts and figures to
the Legion office. The survey conducted by this branch last term was
of great value to those who had to
deal with Government officials in
this campaign, and any more data
we can supply now will be of great
assistance.
Comrade Lanskail's report covered
many other items of interest and was
excellently presented; space will not
permit a full account of it here, but
members can read the report at the
Legion  office.
Livingstone's
Statement
IT WAS A MATTER OF GENERAL
regret that time for afternoon classes
came around before the meeting could
hear a statement by Grant Livingstone
regarding recent accusations concerning his record in support of increased
allowances for veterans and other
matters. However, those who know
the great amount of good work dona
by Comrade Livingstone when President of this branch need no reassurances from him; his deeds speak more
eloquently to his credit than any
woTds he might have uttered at tho
meeting. '
MEETING
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE organization
invites all interested students to attend its regular weekly meetings,
which include testimonies of Christ-
tian Science healing, Friday noon,
Brock Stage Room.
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As new, $25.00—Dress Shirt
Collar and Tic $2.50
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CLASSIFIED
MEETINGS
GLEE CLUB SESSION will be held
in Hut Ml Thursday at 12:30.
FIRST YEAR AGGIE students who
signed for Farmer's Frolic Committee will meet Thursday noon in Aggie
102.
FENCING CLUB members meet to
elect your 1948 executive 12:30 P.M.,
Friday in Arts 102.
WANTED
RIDE TO WESTMINSTER after lectures daily. Phone Barbie at N.W.
1448Y. i
• » •
RIDE FROM 30th and Blenheim. Have
been paying 75c for 6 rides to 8:30*s.
Phone Peg, KE. 5172R.
• • •
RIDE WANTED FROM 41st and
Marine for 9:30 lectures, Monday to
Saturday. KE. 5541R.
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BROCK DINING ROOM
OPEN
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
SATURDAY
11:30 AM to 12:30 P.M.
DINNER 50 CENTS — 60 CENTS
AFTERNOON TEA
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
3:00 —4:30 P.M.
The Dining Room also caters for teas and banquets on
reservation.
<fr-
A Service for
Storekeepers
The modern storekeeper depends on electricity in many
ways. Most important is, of course, for lighting. To b«
most effective, store lighting must make provision for tht
right amount of light ... in the rigJit places.
In co-operation with manuftcltirars and other utilities
companies, B.C. Electric has undsrtaken extensive research
and studies of store lighting. Today, as a result, enterprising storekeepers may call on B.C. Electric to assist
them in planning more efficient lighting of their premises.
Coke = Coca-Cola
"Coca-Cola" and its abbreviation "Coke"
are the registered trade marks which
distinguish the product of Coca-Cola ltd.
COCA COLA LTD. - VAN. rhursday, January 15, 1948
THE DAILY UBYSSEY
PAGE 3
No Streetcars, But Planes
Do For These Students
There are some students just arrived on the campus who
have never before seen a streetcar, but who travelled miles
by plane to attend.
URC Broadcasts
Daily Programs
Programs are being broadcast daily
at 12:15 into Brock Lounge from the
Badio Society's new $5000 studios.
Two glass-walled studios and console-equipped control booth were
apened Friday by Dr. Gordon M.
Shrum, head of the UBC physics department and honorary president of
the society.
Daily programs of world news and
light classical music will be heard for
an hour in the lounge. Later, the
society will expand it coverage to
•ther campus points, including the
Caf and eventually both Fort Camp
and Acadia.
They are some of the 92 men and
women from various rural areas of
B.C. who are enrolled in UBC's Extension Department Youth Training
School at Acadia Camp.
Chosen by application for the eight
weeks course, students range from
young teen agers to adult men and
women. Courses offered them include
everything from carpentry and black-
smithing to home economics and
public speaking.
INDEPENDENT UNIT
The camp is a completely independent unit with its own dormitories,
lecture rooms and dining and recreation hall. For the six week period
students appoint their own council
and publish a weekly newspaper.
Sports and extra-curricular activities take up a large portion of out-
of-class time. Painting, drama, photography and journalism are studied.
In the unique course no exams are
written but the incentive is not necessary. Enthusiasm to learn runs high
among these "men and women of the
soil."
Sharp-Tongued Female
Proves To Be Reptile
Lulu, a viporous Pacific rattlesnake, is one of the sharper-
tongued female attendants at UBC.
that  of
However,  Lulu's status  is
"specimen"   rather   than   co-ed.
She arrived from her native Osoy-
os, RC; last August In a cotton- sack.
Since then she has been under the
care of Dr. I. M. Cowan of the Department of Vertebrae Zoology.
Dr. Cowan says that more people
have died from alcoholic poisoning
incurred through the treatment of
rattlesnake bites than those actually
interview Lulu at a safe distance.
However, Lulu was unusually tight-
lipped. Dr. Cowan explained that
during the winter months Lulu, like
the rest of her species, loses her
usual striking vitality. Apparently
she will again have a rattling good
time when Spring rolls around.
Dr. Cowan has become guardian
to many strange and homeless creat-
tritten.   With this warning in mind a ' wes over the years. Lulu is notable
Daily   Ubyssey   reporter   sought   to, among  them.
Last Galley Coming Up!
With the help of a DAILY UBYSSEY Associate Editor,
the "lino" operators are working over the last "galley
of type . . . the editor is seeing that "make-up" of the
pages is under control . . . "proof readers" are checking "galley proofs" . . .the "compositor" is placing
"leads, slugs,: column rules, and furniture" . . . the
pressmen are waiting "to put the sheet to bed" as the
last "chase" is being locked up . . .
Far into the night,
UBC students are working to produce
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Drop in at "the Pub" in the North End
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Around Your Campus
Models Display
Mardi Gras Prizes
Representatives from the nine sororities on the Campus will display
some of the raffle prizes at the forthcoming Mardi Gras.
Modelling are Stella Bakony, Joan
Bayne, Eva Chernov, Joan Dalrymple,
Marguerite Davies, Leona Francis,
Tina Howard, Joan Jarvis, Sherry
Johnson, Polly Lane, Marigold MacKenzie, Mary McAlpine, Maxine Mc-
Lung Connie McLeod, Beverly Roberts, Daphne Stuart, Joan Vivian and
Pat Webster.
Marigold Mackenzie is in charge
of all the models and commentating
will be done by Esme Macdonald.
Among the numerous and varied
prizes to be modelled and displayed
at the gala event will be a ballerina
dress donated by Madame Hillary, a
gorgious bathing suit, by Rose Marie
Reid, and a distinctive skirt from
England kindly donated by W. F.
Stewart it Co. Ltd.
UBC Players Produce
Fall Play At Festival
Winnipeg, Jan. 15—(CUP)—The
one-act play, "Aria da Capo," will
be UBC's entry in the Inter-
Varsity "Play Parade" to be presented January 29, 30, 31 at Winnipeg's Playhouse Theatre.
The play, written by the famous
American poetess, Edna St. Vincent Millay, is a drama about the
war. It will be directed by Joy
Coghill and will feature a cast
composed of Lois Shaw, Philip
Keatley, Ron Walmsley, Jack
Cairus and Cal Whitehead.
All four western Canadian universities will participate in the
"Play Parade" each dramatic
group presenting a one-act play.
Arrangements for the drama
festival are well under way and
nccording to advance reports from
each of the represented universities, this year's Parade promises
a wide variety of dramatic presentation.
Manitoba will stage "John Doe"
a new experimental type of social
satire written by Bernard Dryer
and directed by Mr. Robert Jar-
man. The cast includes Doug Rain,
Meredith Robinson, Sid Perlmut-
ter, Norm Pycock, Florence Shaen,
Ken Mesbur and Louis Kiiman.
The University of Saskatchewan
indicates that their play "Eros at
Breakfast" will take place in an
individual's stomach. Written by
Robertson Davies and directed by
Frances Hyland, the cast will consist of William Anderson, Murray
Edwards, Kerry McKutcheon, Del-
mar Dupperson and Muriel Tubman.
As yet, no information has been
received as to the nature annd cast
of the Uiversity of Alberta's entry.
'tween classes
UBC Exam Question
Engineer's Topic
UBC's "informal" Christmas examinations will come under the scrutiny of campus Sciencemen today at a
general Engineers' Undergraduate
Society meeting at noon in Applied
Science 100.
Also on the agenda are the Engineers' ball, The Daily Ubyssey, a pep
meet, summer employment and professional relations.
JEWISH CUSTOMS lecture series
will continue today in Hillel meeting
rooms. Talks, held every Tuesday
and Thursday, are by Rabbi David C.
Kogen.
GLIDER CLUB will meet today at
noon in Applied Science 201
VARSITY OUTDOOR CLUB will
meet today in Applied Science 202.
BREEDING ROSES will be the subject of an address today at 7:30 pin.
in Applied Science 101 by Miss Louise
Sieburth. Sponsor of the talk is Biological Discussions Club.
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ASSOCIATE THIS ISSUE: Bruce Saunders
by bruce saunders
GLENDINNING AND PEP
We ran into Lome Glendinning the other day, just as he
was unpacking his bag of loot after getting past the Customs.
He, along with Shirley Manning, Nora Clark, and Joe Stewart,
braved the wrath of the Canadian "powers that be" and ventured
into the land of the brave and free to visit the University of
Washington.
The tour south was by way of a trip to gen up on the
methods used there in promoting student spirit. It appears that
the people down there need no promotion schemes in order to
stir up spirit. All they have to be told is where to go and what
sport is scheduled.
Monsieur Glendinning gave a possible reason for American
students' exhuberance in attending University athletics. With
the presence of Fraternity and Sorority houses right on the
Campus, there is every chance of large groups gathering "en
route" to the games. In a crowd, a section of people who know
one another will definitely make more noise than would one
or two persons who know possibly half a dozen of the spectators
about them.
While on the University of Washington campus, Glendinning said that they inspected, investigated, interpolated, inter-
osculated, and interfered with, every organization and activity
there.
After a few feeble starts with leading questions, we gave
up the hope of getting any specific information. Big blonde
Glendinning, hair fluttering in time with his fast moving jaw,
chattered on about the splendour of this and that and the terrific plans of the pep leaders in the American University.
While expounding the virtues of the band down there, he
mentioned that our brass band will probably benefit through the
money gained from the Open House raffle to the extent of
receiving uniforms; resplendant blue and gold velvet, no doubt.
He was really impressed with the size of the gymnasium down
there. In an awed voice, such as that of a man who has just seen
a vision of butter selling for 35c a pound, Glendinning told us
that the grid squad sometimes worked out there if the field
was too sloppy.
ISLAND INVASION?
By now no doubt, some kind soul has told you that a rugger
game is to be played in Victoria this Saturday. Anyway, the
McKechnie Cup rugger squad, latest addition to the sanctified
collection of UBC teams bearing the name-plate of the Thunderbirds will be playing the first tilt of the annual classic representative of supremacy in senior B. C. rugger.
Though some students find it hard to believe, a cheering
section can go a long way in making a game a lot easier and a
lot more fun for the players. Besides doing a good turn for the
team, think of the fun you can have on a trip to the capital.
With several friends along, the scheme indeed has possibilities.
If the rugger tilt is not enough to satisfy your athletic blood,
don't forget the hockey game in Nanaimo Saturday night. Once
again you can lend (give is a better word) your support to a
'Bird team, besides spending a night in one of the liveliest little
Saturday night towns on the Island.
FOR UBC OLDTIMERS
We received word the other day that Tommy Symes, one
of UBC's illustrious athletic alumni has hung up his boxing
gloves for the last time. Symes, a short and leathery visaged
pillow thrower was for a long time the boxing kingpin in campus
circles. Sometime around 1941 (as near as ,we can remember)
he was entered in the Golden Gloves bouts and managed to
come out on top in his weight class and consequently was
ranked among Canada's top pugilists.
Symes was in town only for a short visit before he returned
to his job with the paper company in Powell River.
—Daily Ubyssey Photo by Jack Leggatt
HOSTS — Members of UBC's high-flying ski team who will be playing hosts at the Western
Inter-Collegiate Ski meet this weekend are, reading from left to right, Don Fearnside, Arnie
Teasdale, Don Anderson, Doug Fraser, John Frazee, and Garvin Robinson.
UBC Ski Team Plays Host
At Inter-Collegiate Meet
By JACK LEGGATT
For the first time in ski history, the UBC ski team will play host to three American Universities at the inaugural Inter-Collegiate ski conference meet being held in Rossland this Saturday and Sunday. Competing in the conference four way meet will be the University of Idaho,
Washington State College and University of Washington Huskies. It is the Huskie team that
Coach Vajda fears the most.
Down at Sun Valley at Christmas, •> 	
the Washington aggregation finished
second in the four way events behind
Middlebury. UBC, as you will remember, finished fifth.
SWITCH  LOCATION
Previously scheduled for Kelowna,
owing to a drastic lack of snow there,
Coach Vajda feels that Rossland with
more than eight feet of snow plus
a small item-A CHAIR SKI LIFT-
would be a more apt location.
The team contestants will follow the
same rules as at Sun Valey, i.e. a
six-man team with four contestants
in each event with the best three
times   counting.     This   method   has
New Four-Point Program
Proposed By Western U's
Reprinted from the Manitoban — Western Canadian universities supported a four-point program of resolutions at the
western regional conference last December 28, in the University
of Manitoba Student's Building.
Resolutions were:
That no national university cham-
Scribes Wanted
By Sports Desk
For some time around the
campus of the University of
British Columbia there has
been talk about the amount
of advertising that the Sports
page of the Ubyssey has been
carrying.
Most of the criticism has been
centered around a so called incomplete
coverage of sports on the campus.
The Birds call for more space, the
Ruggermen want more room, and the
fencers want to see their names all
in print.
We are now in the second term of
the University year. There is not
quite as much advertising on the
sheet as was seen before the holidays,
however in case you readers have
not noticed the amount of variation
of stories is by no means increased.
The problem now facing members of
the Sports Department of the Daily
Ubyssey is not to And enough room
to put some story in, but rather to
find some guy that is interested n
the University affairs sufficiently to
come down to the Pub and wiife
a story every now and then.
We realize, of course, that many
people who would like to can not
come down and write because extra*
curricular activities in other fields,
or studies prevent their doing so.
They have our sympathy.
However this is not the plae» Is
go into that. The point of this little
work is to point out the use of the
little ads that we have been running
in the Ubyssey of late. We need reporters but good, and that is really
bad.
STOP PRESS
UBC Chiefs downed the Arrow
quintette last night in a regular
senior A basketball tilt in the
UBC Gym.
The play was not up to the usual
high standard of senior A ball but
at the same time provided an all-
out final quarter that more than
made up for the previous three
cantos.
Tlie victory strengthened the
Chiefs hold on third place, and
also ran up their string of wins
to three.
pion   would   be   declared   without   a
challenge being issued to the western
to be the most popular by all   universities.
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the Pacific Northwest ski coaches and
will   be   adopted   at   all   future   ski
meets.
Entered in the downhill and slalom
for UBC are Doug Fraser, Arnie
Teasdale, John Frazee and Gar Robinson. Cross-country will see Doug
Fraser, John Frazee, Gar Robinson
and Nick Anderson entered .
Sunday, the final day of the two
day meet, will see the cross-country
event in the morning. The jumping
team composed of Don Fearnside,
Arnie Teasdale, John Frazee and Gar
Robinson will be in action in the
afternoon.
IDAHO  UNKNOWN  QUANTITY
The Idaho team failed to put in
an appearance at the Sun Valley
Nationals, thus their ski record for
this year  is unknown.
Washington State was ahead of
UBC in the downhill and slalom, but
lost out by UBC's superior crosscountry and jumping technique.
Hence, much interest is being
shown by the team members in this
return battle of the snow slopes. Remember, we suffered an upset in tlie
downhill and slalom at Christmas.
It may happen again.
ROSSLAND WORKS HARD
The Rossland club has, even with
only 10 days notice of the meet, done
wonderful work in preparing the ski
areas and the town for the expected
arrival of the ski teams.
Under the guidance of C. N. Sankey
of Rossland, the new chair lift—the
longest in Canada, has been put into
operation. Accomodation has been
provided in private homes for the
skiers and a generous support has been
guaranteed by their townfolk,
It has been only in recent years
that Rossland has been put on the
skiing map. Off hand, it looks like
it will stay there with more popularity
each year.
SKI TOWS TOO
Many local resort owners and skiers
ask why the meet is being held so
far from home. The reason and a
very important one is that the American skiers are used to well developed
ski areas complete with roads right
to the ski slopes which are equipped
with modern ski tows.
To my knowledge, Rossland is the
only place where such accomodation
can be found.
Thus, as far as the skiers are concerned, distant fields are much more
green.
• That a Dominion International
Athletic Union would be formed with
regional play-offs and a national
championship final in basketball and
possibly football and hockey.
• That the Western Canadian Inter-
University Athletic Union be continued and revitalized to include the
four western universities and to arrange regular series in as many major
sports as practicable with a view t'o
meeting challenges within the Dominion International Athletic Union.
• That the Western Canadian Inter-
University Athletic Union consider
meeting at the same time and place
as the NFCUS western regional conference.
Delegates were Bob Currie, Don
Cunliffe, Ron Haggart, Grant Livingstone and Bob Harwood of the University of British Columbia; George
Hartling, Tevie Miller and Horace
Herlihy of the University of Alberta;
Bob Phillips and Ben Murphy of the
University of Saskatchewan; and Clifford Smith, Gordon Arnott, Peyton
Lyon, and Kenneth Standing of the
University of Manitoba,
Campus Motorcyclists
Enter "Mud Race"
Two UBC students, Tom Meikle
and Mike Skubay, will be participating in a novel sports event over
the weekend. The event will be the
fiist annual Motorcycle Mud Race
sponsored by the 21 Rebels Motorcycle Club.
The race, which is open to all members of the American Motorcycle Association, is being run on Sunday
afternoon at 1:30. The two campusites
and several university grads who are
also entered in the race, expect to
be thoroughly spattered with mud at
the conclusion of the event, as the
race will be run over one of the worst
possible routes that could be found in
the area. Scene of the classic will
be 54th Avenue and Boundary Road.
Fifteen laps will be run over the
Tortuous track, and spectators have
been advised that admission will be
free. i
Ever Thought
of Writing Sports ?
??
NOTICE
TENNIS CLUB meeting today in
Arts 204 at 12:30. It is imperative that
all members attend this very important meeting.
Sports Editor
of the
DAILY UBYSSEY
needs your help . .
If you are willing to spend a little time each day in
writing sports stories for your campus paper . . .
If you want to get in on the fun of covering games of
all kinds on the campus.. .
THE SPORTS DESK
OF
has just that %ind of work for you.
You can also get training in newspaper
works such as
. . . writing
. . . editing
. . . presswork
Drop in at the Pub
to make arrangements to cover your
favorite sport.
THE PUBLICATIONS BOARD
Help us give aai adequate coverage to sports on our
campus.

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