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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 29
Leg Shows
Say Profs
Alberta Wants
Repeat Contest
Despite Ruling
Edmonton, Nov. 13—(CUP)
—University of Alberta students disagree' with western
college presidents who declared
recently that beauty contests
"are not an appropriate activity
for universities."
Dr. Robert Newton, president of
the university, told The Gateway,
Alberta's campus newspaper, that
presidents of the four western Canadian universities had officially
frowned on beauty contests at their
conference earlier this year.
The Gateway asked its student
readers, however, if they favored a
western pagaent of pulchritude such
as the one last year which brought
beauty honors to Marion Albert, of
Seventy-four percent of Alberta's
men and 55 percent of its co-eds said
But The Gateway concludes sadly
that a repeat performance of the
1946 contest seems unlikely.
112 IRC Members
Here For Meet
"Can the split between East and
West be reconciled" will be the
chief topic at the northwest regional
conference of International Relations
Clubs to be held November 21 and
22 at Acadia Camp.
One hundred and twelve delegates
are expected to attend the meeting
from 23 Universities and colleges in
the northwest covering B.C., Alberta.
Saskatchewan, Washington, Oregon,
Idaho   and   Montana.
Mrs. Lilian S. Parker, secretary of
the Carnegie World Endowment of
International Relations Clubs, will
represent the Foundation at the conference.
Totem '48 Calls
For Greek List
Deadline for fraternities and sororities to arrange for space in Totem '48
has been set at November 20.
Editor Stainsby warns the greeks
that November 20 is the final deadline for preliminary arrangements.
Any greek society which has not
contacted the Totem office by that
time  will be dropped from the book.
Lists of active members and pledges
should be submitted in alphabetical
order together with a list of the executive, the year and faculty of each
member and any international affiliation  of  the  fraternity  or  sorority.
Stainsby points out that no pictures
other than these taken by the Totem
photographer, J. C. Walberer, can bc
included in the book.
USC Raps Ubyssey News,
Wants 'Plan7 For Paper
—JJaiiy   uoyssey   photo   b>   Bill   Wallace
GRACEFUL RHYTHMS of Steven Carr and his beautiful
partner, shown here, will be featured in floor show entertainment to be offered Fall Ball patrons in the Armory tonight.
Currently at the Arthur Murray studios in Vancouver, the
team are noted for their teaching and novel dance arrangements. Sambas, tangos and rhumbas will highlight their Varsity
Face Lifting On
For UBC Armories
Mops, Paint And Hammers Bring
Transformation For Fall Ball
Armed with mops, paint brushes, and hammers, busy students are applying the finishing touches to the Armory for
Varsity's giant Fall Ball Cabaret in the building tonight.
Ralph Huene, chairman  of  the Fail •-
Ball   committee,   announced   at   prcr-
time that "everything is moving according to plan" for the Latin-
theme fiesta  this evening.
Soft drinks, crushed ice, refreshments, and two votes for Fall Ball
Queen are now included in the price
of tickets. Admission is $3.50 a couple.
Committee head Huene announced
that minor changes in arrangements
were necessary because this was the
Ticket sales for the Annual Fall
Ball Cabaret have been "picking
up" for the last two days. The
Alma Mater Society office announced at press time that 400
tickets have already been sold for
this evening event. A further
boost in sales is expected today
as last minute purchasers pick
up  their admission  to.the Ball.
first   attempt   at   a   campus   event   of
this size.
"It is very difficult lo predict the
minor obstacles that arise in organizing such a large, new event", Huene
stated to a reporter from The Daily
Ubyssey. Another change in the orig-
Cameron's Comment Stirs
Student Protest At UNB
FREDERICTON, NOV. 12—(CUP By Radio)—The recent!
comment by Colin Cameron, president of British Columbia's j
CCF party, that Canadian graduates who leave Canada for j
higher pay in the U.S. "are nothing but common cheats" h:v< '■
raised a storm of protest at the University of New Brunswick.
plan will be table service for
refreshments instead of the previous
advertised   buffet  style  of   service.
A dancing team from the Arthur
Murray Dance Studio will be starred
in the floor show entertainment for
the Ball (see cut). Sambas, rhumbas
and tangos will prevail throughout
the rhythm of the evening in keeping with the theme of the event.
Varsity's zany Jokers Club will
take off for spots "South of the
Border" when they present their
play   "The  Nabisco Kid".
Bob Wier, law student, will throw
off the shackles of crimes and torts
to handle the event as master of
Other numbers on the show have
been recruited from the rank and
file of students on the campus.
A Ronson lighter and costume
jewelery are among the prizes that
have been added to the raffle. The
draw will take place at the Ball.
Tickets for the Fall Ball are still
on sale in the office of the Alma
Mater Society   in Brock   Hall.   Raffle
The Book Exchange Is now paying off all numbers in their office
at the south end of the Armory.
Students are reminded that Saturday, November 15, is positively
the last day to pick up their
checks and unsold  books.
Leading Jurist
Students Today
Mr. Justice John E. Read, Canadian member of the International
Court of Justice will discuss "Early
Provincial Constitutions" in Arts 100
at 4:00 p.m. today and "International
Justice" before an open meeting of
the Vancouver Institute in the UBC
Auditorium  Saturday  at  8:00 p.m.
Described as a leading Canadian
jurist by experts in the field of law,
Justice Read arrived in Vancouver
recently to begin a series of lectures
with an address to a gathering of
UBC  lhw  students Monday- night.
Justice Read's addresses are offered
under the terms of a lectureship established recently by the Men's Canadian Club of Vancouver. The lectureship requires a series of at least
two lectures annually.
The aim of the plan is to "collect
speakers from UBC graduates or
former faculty members, whenever
possible, who have made a special
contribution in any field of scholastic,
scientific,  or  public  endeavour."
A graduate of Dalhousie University. Justice Read later became Dean
of that leading Canadian Law school.
An outstanding world authority in
law, until his election to the International Court last year, he was legal
advisor to the federal department of
External Affairs when he held ambassadorial  rank.
His lecture series will be concluded November 18 when he will speak
in Arts 100 at 4 p.m. on "The Code of
Campus Group Claims Editorials
Cause 'Unrest/ Asks Conference
An attack against The Daily Ubyssey levelled by Undergraduate Societies Committee failed to muster official council
sanction Monday night when Council turned down a USC request for a "planned" Ubyssey editorial policy.
The  resolution  charges  the  campus $>-
newspaper   with:
Mussoc Formal,
Fall Ball Clash
Musical Society members have
been granted) permission to hold
their formal in the Brock simultaneously with the    Fall Ball tonight.
Aftter a stormy Council fight Monday night, the Mussoc finally won
out. At first the Council vetoed holding of the dance because of conflict
with the Fall Ball, It was suggested
that members of the Mussoc be
given free tickets to the Ball, but
this was turned down and the Society
was required to select an alternate
However, when the subject was reopened later in the meeting, they
tickets may be obtained from any j were allowed to proceed with their
member qf the Undergraduate Soci- original plans on the grounds that
eties  Committee. no other  night  was  suitable.
Players Present
Perrault Drama
illin :oi
u's  Players'   Club   fall   pro-
features      Ionic      IV, rault's
mlaee    ' T_,( 1    Sleeping   (a
club   ullicials   ,imv uncecl   Mi
MnoleiT.uckY. "Mi'acle of Sam!
Anthony". Aristophones ''Women in
Council", and KnH.i St. Vincent
Millay's ''Aria do Capo" comprise tin
other   productions.
Cameron, who rapped the knuckle:
of migrating students in a speech to
the UBC Socialist Forum, told grad-'
nates they owe »> "debt" to tlie people
of tlie province win help to mal.a
their   education   bosstble.
The story of the speech was reprinted from The Daily Ubyssey by
the Iirunsu ickan at UNI' and immediately a number of protesting
lectors  were   received.
Especially angered were veterans
of the campus who declared that
slate-sponsored university training
should no! make students ''property"
of  the stale. !
A solution to American-Soviet difficulties through the
exchange of several thousand students between the two
countries was proposed by H. G. Leach of the American-
Scandinavian Foundation, in an address to UBC students
Wednesday noon,.
"I am sure thai the Russian students would nol be converted lo western democratic ideals and that the Americans
would nol be converted to Communism, Therefore no harm
would be done," lie .said.
Stressing tlie need for international education to spread
knowledge of North American culture Dr, Leach said,
"All that is known of America in most countries—even in
Scandinavia—i.s what is seen in Hollywood productions,"
1. An editorial policy of "considerable   destructive   criticism."
2. Inadequate publication of news
of club and society notices both with
respect to future meetings and past
3. Fostering student discord.
Student Council heard the resolution and handed down their decision
to "let USC fight its own battles"
after  a  brief  discussion.
They recommended that Rosemary
Hodgins, chairman of the committee,
appoint a smaller group from her
executive and arrange a meeting with
the editorial board of The Daily
Ubyssey in an effort to come to an
The USC resolution asks that The
Daily Ubyssey fulfill its "responsibility to the student body as a whole
by reflecting, at the minimum, majority student opinion and interests."
The editorial board, meanwhile,
contends that the fundamental responsibility of any newspaper is to
"We print what is true, even when
it may displease certain members of
the  student  body,"   they   declare.
The resolution asks further "the
establishment of a recommended
(underlined) editorial policy on
broader and less prejudiced lines,
designed to foster student unity
rather than discord.''
"Any attempt to meddle with our
editorial opinions will precipitate the
immediate resignation of at least half
of the editors, We have been appointed by Student Council to discharge our duties to the best of our
abilities," the editors replied,
"If Student Council sees fit to adopt
USC policy to the exent of asking for
our resignations that  is all well and
good   but   outside  of   this  action   we
(Continued on  Page  3)
Dolman Speaks
To Pre-Meds
Dr. C. E. Dolman, head of the
department of Bacteriology and Preventive Medicine, will address Pre-
med students on "Fields in Bacteriology" tomorrow at 12:30 in Applied
Science 100.
His talk will be the first in a series
of addresses in a cultural program
inaugurated by the Pre-med Society
this year.
Chief purpose of the program is
to acquaint Pre-meds with the various alternatives which can be fitted
into their courses.
Since there is little prospect of all
applicants being accepted by medical
schools, Society officials hope to introduce these alternatives so that
students may select other fields of
medical work.
Stuffy Dances
lead To Liquor1
Kingston, Ont.-Nov. 13-<CUP)-
Many students at Queens University
are of the opinion that the various
dances throughout the year are dull
and that the over-consumption of
liquor  is a  direct  result.
A questionnaire among the students brought various suggestions to
improve different functions and consequently decrease the need for
liquor. Among these were an improvement of the ventilation system
and lighting to provide a softer, more
pleasant atmosphere, provision of
simple food and drink, and more
varied music for dancing.
Europe's Reds 'Decline7
Says Visiting UBC Grad
Communist influence is on the decline in Europe, says a
UBC graduate who was among the first civilians into postwar
"Large votes  polled   in  recent elec
tions by the Communists were merely
a protest against conditions. They
did not indicate a true Communistic
conviction of the people," David Wod-
area  he  co-ordinated  the large scale
relief and rehabilitation program.
Of all the countries he has worked
in throughout western Europe not
including Germany Mr. Wodlinger
considers France to be in the worst
state   of   economic   disrganization   .
"The French do not seem to be
able to publicize the fact," he said,
"but the people are demoralized to
the extent that they cannot unite
for the good of the country on any
economic or political  issues."
In   the   course   of  the   conversation
Mr.  Wodlinger referred  frequently  to
unstable   currency,   which   is   now   a
European   institution.   In   his   opinion
I the   solution   to   the   problem   of   re-
j building    Europe    lies    in    the    "real
; co-operation   of   the   great  powers  in
the fields of  tariffs,  finance and  economic   aid."
"The absence of agreement between
the largo powers has demoralized
Ihe people niul as a result of the
public's attitude llurope is now m its
gravest   hour,"   he   said.
I Mr, Wnrllinger is a former member
of the Players' Club and while at
UBC participated in the- first McGoun
Cup  debates.
When  (|iiei',:eil  as  (,,   the  reason   (',,,-
his   visit,   he   said   lhat   he   thought   it
would   bo  nice   if  his  wife,   whom   he
married   m   England   during  the   war
Me   entered   Germany   in   191!   with   could see this country as she has been
the    American    Seventh    Army.      As ■ travelling around  Europe on  a  Cana-
deputy   director   for   UNRRA   in   the   dian  passport for the past two years
linger, ft, I - 'JS, and former director
of mollis wer studies for the Canadi 01
Deportment of Labor leld The Daily
t'K.eey in an occlusive interview.
Mr. Vv odlinger, who is vsiting hero
will; Ins wife, is al present direct r
of the American Joint Distribution
Conimilfee in Italy with headipi a ior.~
in  Milan.
Thursday, November 13, 1947
The Daily Ubyssey
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Published throughout the university year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia
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Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial  staff  of  The  Daily   Ubyssey   and   not  necessarily
those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
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Offices in Brock Hall. Phone: ALma 1624 For display advertising phone KErrisdale 1811
GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,   Tore  Larssen;   Features   Editor,  George   Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger.
The large attendance at the try-outs for
the forthcoming McGoun Cup debates indicates a reawakened student interest in intercollegiate debating. This is as it should be.
It was pointed out by The Daily Ubyssey
in a recent editorial that the opportunity to
bring some glory to the university, as well
as some valuable experience to the individual,
is too good to be overlooked.
However, it appears that students in
general and the Parliamentary Forum in
particular are not taking full advantage of
the chance to better the name of the university. With all due respect to the eight
picked from a field of forty entrants, it does
not seem possible that the judges could select
the best debaters on the campus simply by
listening to contestants' five-minute orations.
Successful debating requires that a contestant have a quick mind and a ready tongue.
He must be able to think quickly when confronted with a rebuttable point and he must
have the ability to translate his thoughts into
words. But the system used by the Forum to
pick speakers is open to some abuse. There is
nothing to stop a reaonably intelligent individual from appearing at the try-outs~with
nothing more to recommend him than a well
memorized speech. From our own observations that seemed to be true of a good many
of the hopefuls. How a judge, especially a
student judge, can come to any decision about
the relative merits of the speakers as debaters
is something that we fail to see.
We suggest that the poor showings made
by this university in the annual classic (three
wins since 1927) are directly attributable to
the haphazard methods used to select the
There must be a better way.
At Manitoba, home of the perennial winners, inter-faculty debating is an important
phase of extra-curricular activity. Students
are able to improve their delivery and plat
form ability from the time they enter first
year until they reach the upper years. Even
Engineers take part. By the time that they
have reached McGoun Cup caliber there is
actually no need for try-outs. The best debaters are acknowledged and full-dress debates are held, the winners getting the chance
to represent the university.
The fact that Manitoba speakers bring
home the bacon year after year should be
proof that their system is better.
Another requirement for successful competition is an organization in which students
can debate for the sake of debating. Although
the Parliamentary Forum should fulfill this
need it has instead alowed itself to become a
meeting place for all the divergent political
views on the campus. Even the formation of
political clubs has not eliminated the trend
towards making the Forum a grindstone for
any man who has an axe.
It is difficult to imagine a fledgling speaker having very much self-confidence left after
he has stuck out his neck at one of the
Thursday meetings orily to have it cut off by
any one of the dozens of near professional
politicians who make use of the organization.
It seems to us that a group along the
lines of the Oxford Debating Union which
will argue the merits of flying pigs would be
of more value to those desiring a knowledge
of public speaking than one which contents
itself with the discussion of overworked leftovers from the political clubs.
Any steps which might be taken this year
will be too late to materially affect the outcome of the 1948 version of the McGoun
Debates but steps are indeed necessary. Now
that political clubs have officially been recognized, the Parliamentary Forum will have to
look for some other justification for its existence if it wishes to retain its status as a major
Legion Letter
once over
For a gal who's only supposed to know
why Mother ran off with the iceman, Dorothy
Dix has some pretty scientific ideas.
Not long ago she came up with the suggestion that people ought to stop kissing
people all over the place (figuratively speaking, of course), It spreads germs, she says.
Personally I'm inclined to agree with
Miss Dix. To a degree, at least.
"Haven't you got a nice big kiss for
Auntie?" is just about the best argument I've
heard for the germ theory since the decline
of chewing tobacco.
I often imagine I can remember the cold
chill that ran up my back inside my nighty
the first day I had that rhetorical question
sprung on me. I didn't answer. Maybe it was
because I was only six weeks old at the time.
At any rate I was trapped, and I knew
it. On four sides were the bars of my crib.
Above me was "Auntie's" leering countenance. I stood up and took it like a man.
I can't recall feeling a similar sensation
again until one day seven years later when
my younger brother slapped me across the
mouth with a wet paint brush. But so much
for fond aunts,
Another type of kiss most of us could
do without is the old railway station embrace.
I've met arriving relatives who seemed to
think they had" neglected me if I got over
their greeting with less than four cracked
ribs and a new dimple in the upper lip. That
iron fence between me and the tracks usually
gave me a running start, I admit. But personally I'd rather it wasn't there, Maybe I'd
get a chance to hurl myself in front of a locomotive.
All in all there is much to be said for
the perennial peck on the cheek that most
husbands administer to their wives each
morning between the cup of coffee and the
Some claim that the honeymoon is over
when hubby neglects to kiss her goodbye
before a trip to the front porch for the morning paper. But the sooner the married male
becomes safe, sane and sanitary in his methods of saluting the bride, the better for both
parties concerned.
I say this on the assumption that the poor
man isn't so hungry in the morning that he
has to pick up another portion of toast and
jam from the wifely mouth in order to hold
out until lunch time. I could be wrong,
One dictionary defines "kiss" as "to touch
gently". I've been touched gently on various
occasions for everything from a cup of coffee
to the price of a couple shares of watered
stock in Niagara Falls, But where the "kiss"
comes in, I don't know, Unless that was what
I was supposed to do with my money before
we parted.
Any other opinions I have on this subject
are strictly from observation. The only non-
relative who ever said she would be willing
to kiss me was an old lady I happened to
meet clown on Hastings Street.
"I could kiss you," she said as I picked
up her cane. Her white cane.
Other than that I haven't been encouraged to pucker up since the last time I had
grapefruit for breakfast. Unless you want to
count that time a year ago when they put up
all those Jane Russell posters.
But take it from a man who has tried it.
Those billboards are hard on the nose.
The Branch Basketball team is
seeking pastures green, according to
Sports Committee Chairman, Bill Gee.
The team has been invited to Wood-
fibre over the weekend of November
15. The Legion, has for some years
been active in the field of sports and
this latest addition will, we hope
make it's presence felt in the sport
This is the first time that Branch
72 has been active in sport outside
the University, mainly because Legion members who were active in
sports circles played on UBC teams
a*hd not under Legion colors. Too,
the majority of us have not had,
'in the past, sufficient time to devote to planned relaxation. It is to
be hoped that the practice will continue and the Branch will become a.s
successful in sport as it has in other
aspects of legion life in the Province.
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The Poppy campaign this year
started on Friday November 7 under
the aegis of the Phrateres. Legion
sales began on Saturday the 8th and
were handled by an able committee
under Nan Anderson.
Branch 72 wishes to express its
thanks to the many non-vets who
assisted in the sales, and to the student body for their generous response to the drive.
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After a week of turmoil and rearrangement the Legion Canteen has
been re-opened. Bigger and brighter.
Unit crests were used as decorations
last year and the Management plan
to continue with that policy. If you
have any old unit crests that you
have no further use for, and which
you feel that you would like the
customers to see, would you mind
bringing them to the Legion Office
or to the Canteen next time you
drop in and we will put them up.
We have some but there is more
wall  space  now  and   we  could   use
more crests. Thanks.
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The Branch Chaplain, Rev. Lindsay
Stewart will be at the Legion Office
from 11:30 Thursday in case any
members wish interviews.
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The next General Meeting has been
tentatively set for the evening of
Novmber 17th. Watch the Ubyssey
for further details.
A SINGLE STRAND pearl necklace.
Phone CEdar 5253.
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WILL THE BOY in whose car I left
my German Reader about a month
ago   please   return   to   AMS   office.
Urgently needed.
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last Wednesday evening. On campus
or in car. Please phone AL. 1720L.
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PARKER "51" PEN black and gold,
with   "HK"   engraved   on   one   side.
Please return to AMS office. Reward,
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trimmed and felt-lined. Phone Jane,
BA. 8955,
if* * *
LOWER PART of black Waterman's
pen, Thursday between HS4 and Fort
Camp. Turn in to AMS office.
BLACK LEATHER WALLET. Initials RGJ. Papers, sum of money.
Keep money, return wallet. Phone
BA. 7991M.
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coat from gym, Homecoming basketball game. Return to AMS,
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NAVY TOP COAT (burberry) from
Library, Tuesday, November 4. Please
return  lo  lost  and  found.
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SILVER SPIDER from charm bracelet lost near girls' wash room in
caf. Finder please phone ALma
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 red plaid
umbrella with amber handle in Arts
100, HL1. Please phone Marnie, BA.
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containing wallet with driver's license
and AMS card. Urgently needed. Return AMS office.
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SLIDE RULE and cover, name on
inside of flap. Probably left in car
on Friday morning.
Variety of Accent
Dear Sir:
In reply to our Manchester friend
who apparently depreciates the variety of accent in this country, I offer
the following,
I have been accused in the past of
possessing a "pseudo-Oxford" accent,
but insist that I come by it honestly.
My parents are English, as are many
of their friends, hence my formative
years were spent among "English"
accents. On reaching school age, I
attended what is known here as a
"private" school, although it closely
resembles what you, my fellow student from the smoky Midlands, would
call a "public" school, and at this
institution all the masters were
Englishmen, and thus, in my introduction to new words, I heard, generally, their English forms.
After leaving school, I went overseas, but mark well this: while in
England many remarked on the fact
that, but for my Canadian flashes,
they would have taken me for an
Englishman ,and often in "civies" I
was English until I declared myself
You ask what Ubyssey readers
think and I as one such reader answer firstly, that I think many of
us are very legitimately entitled to
our accents and secondly, that affectation in speech and otherwise is a
characteristic of some ubiquity a-
mongst fallible mortals and surely
not a topic worthy of much loss of
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UN Elections
Dear Sir:
Anyone who has any sense of fair-
play at all would have been appalled at the undemocratic tactics employed at the UN Society executive
elections. I would have thought that
so-called "non-partisan" groups (who
are in reality the tory element) after
having denounced methods which they
say apply only to Communists, would
have shown themselves to be the
champions of fairness and democracy
when it came to a case in point.
Evidently, however, they chose to
employ the very strategy they have
so sanctimoniously  denounced.
I refer to the block of students who,
arriving half an hour late as a block,
"packed" the meeting on behalf of
the tory group. Events of the meeting showed this to be true. Individual
arguments following adjournment
gave further assurance of this: some
of the "non-partisans" made no
"bones" about the fact that it had
been packed.
This is one more case where a
reactionary group has shown itself
to be afraid of what they term "reds"
—in which category they throw all
progressives who think f of themselves,
take a lively interest in all events
on the campus concerning current
affairs, and therefore, who naturally
attend those meetings without having
to "pack" them.
This incident is a reflection of
events on a larger scale taking place
off the campus: here in B.C., across
Canada, and more particularly in that
great "land of freedom" the United
States of America.
I submit we should actively oppose
such betrayals of democracy wherever they arise, and there is no better
place to start than right here on the
Yours truly,
Garnet Gibson
All Guides Out
Dear Sir:
I would like to use these means of
getting in touch with all Girl Guides
on  the campus.  Wc  have a club  on
MEETING   FRIDAY,    November    14.
all Jokers,  Applied  Science  204.
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12:30 Friday November 14 in HM 16.
Mr, Roger Conor will speak on blaska.
'!< Hi #
Thursday November 1 3 at 7:30.
Gregory Belkon will speak on "Tlie
Psychology on Semantics."
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EL CIRCULO Latino-americano will
hold its weekly conversation group
meeting at the Campus Corner
(formerly The Gables) Friday afternoon, November 14, at 3:30 p.m.
the campus for all you Guides and
Rangers and for any of your friends
who might be intrested. Our next
meeting will be held on Tuesday,
November 18 at 12:30 in Arts 203.
Come along, get acquainted and join
our winter activities.
May Webb
Harry and his
Melody Men
play favorite
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Permanent Science Unit
Just 'Mess Of Lumber7
li you think that mess of lumber and concrete down on the
West Mall is an addition to the power-house, you're wrong. It's
the new permanent Applied Science building.
 <S>    The foundations of this addition to
the University of B.C. are practically
finished,  and  work  has  already begun on the formers of the first floor.
Construction was started in the late
spring of this year.
The  cost  for  the  Applied  Science
The newly-organized fine arts co-1 building will run close to $1,000,000,
ordinating   committee   will   channel   but as only  $750,000 has been  alio-
Art Committee
Channels Events
all future displays, recitals and concerts at the University of British
The committee, constituted on the
campus last week, includes faculty
members, student representatives,
local artists and members of the University Chater, IODE.
The executive, headed by professor
Frederic Lasserre of the Department
of Architecture, was empowered to
survey the campus fine arts situation
and determine what sub-committees
would be needed for complete coordination of activities at the University.
Executive members elected by the
group included Mr. Lawren Harris
as honorary president, Prof. Lasserre;
Professor Stanley Reid, vice-chairman; R. J. Boroughs, secretary; Mrs.
R. W. Neil, Miss Dorothy Somerset,
Prof. Harry Adaskin, and student
Jerry MacDonald, members.
Stefansson Speaks
On Peace Frontiers
Viljhalmur Stefansson, noted arctic
explorer and scientist will be speaking in Vancouver at the Exhibition
Gardens tomorrow at 8 p.m.
Mr. Stefansson will speak on "New
Frontiers of Peace." It has been said
by the Canadian government that,
"He has turned men's minds toward
the north country as a possible source
of food supply and a future home of
cated to the Applied Science faculty
building,   construction   will  be   carried forward to the  extent  of this
It is estimated by construction officials that the current allotment will
allow for completion of the full
building-frame, the finishing of the
first and second floors, and the installation of full heating and lighting
Heating in the T-shaped structure
will be the radiant type, and the
most up-to-date type of lighting
equipment will be used with considerable fluorescent lighting in the
main drafting rooms,
Occupying the first and second
floor of the south wing will be two
large hydraulic and materials testing
laboratories. One Will cover half
the first floor and the other will occupy the rest of the first floor and
all of the second floor wing. The
two largest lecture rooms will seat
210 and 190 students respectively.
Other major labs are designed for
work in concrete and soils, plus
machine shops in conjunction with
these labs. Further facilities will include large drafting rooms and offices for the faculty in the departments of Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical   Engineering.
All rooms will be acoustically
treated. Forced ventilation will be
employed where required] It is hoped
that the building' will be ready for
use at the beginning of the 1948 fall
ISS Program Highlights
Student Relief, Tours
Student relief and the organization of study tours will be
the twofold purpose of the million dollar program of the International Student Service for 1948, according to word received
by the UBC headquarters in Geneva.
Although  originally  established   to"^-
promote better international relations
through student co-operation and exchange of ideas, the ISS has recently
devoted all its energy to student
Thus it is that the student relief
program is high on the agenda this
year. Scholarships, medical aid, books,
food and other facilities are to be
provided to the two main areas of
need, Asia and Europe. Officials plan
to organize a money drive for the
work later on.
Of pertinent interest to UBC students is the program of study tours
and university conferences. Selected
student groups will be organized to
study university, political and sociological problems.
One group will study life in
Hungary, Rumania and the Black
Sea area, meeting at the universities
of Budapest and Cluj.
Another contingent will travel to
Milan, Venice and other Italian cities
to study Italian art and music.
Other tours are scheduled for
northern Europe, one in eastern
France and Switzerland, while south
Asia will bc the scene of another
Local officials are now appealing
for student support in its drives,
Those interested in aiding the ISS,
or in taking part in any of the activities are asked to come to the meeting
in Arts 103 tomorrow at 12:30.
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Aggie Dept Gives
Special Course
Dairying techniques of 37 British
Columbia milk-handlers will be enlarged and improved in the special
short course offered jointly by the
Dairy Branch of the British Columbia
Department of Agriculture and the
UBC Department of Dairying, which
opened on the university campus
November 12.
British Columbia Department of
Agriculture officials handling the
course include Dairy inspectors
George Patchett, G. D. Johnson and
Frederick Overland. Cattle Testing
Associations work is in the hands of
superintendent G. H. Thornberry.
Guest Lecturers during the course
include, Dr. J. J. Garney, Department
of Health, Dr. W. R. Gunn, livestock
commissioner of the B.C. Department
of Agriculture; George Okulitch,
chief bacteriologist of Fraser Valley
Milk Producer's Association; Lyle
Atkinson, assistant general manager
of F.V.M.P.A.; and Charles Rive,
plant superintendent . for Jersey
LUNCH KIT of pre-med boy in car,
Thursday, October 31. Phone AL.
President Denies
Club 'Pocks1 Meet
Accusations that Newman Club
members "packed" the United Nations Society elections last Thursday
were denied by Phil Brocking president of the Newman Club.
In a statement to the Daily Ubyssey
Brocking said, "The Newman Club
had scheduled a meeting at the same
time as the United Nations Society.
Upon adjournment Newman members
who were also UN members went
over in a 'group to attend the UN elections There was no organized effort
by the Newman Club to ''pack" the
UN meeting.
"The members went of their own
free will. Implied accusations against
the Newman Club of meeting 'Packing' are unfounded, it was not directly organized."
Foil Boll Chairman ...
FALL BALL Chairman Ralph Huene
will see weeks of planning go into
effect when the USC's annual cabaret
dance get  underway  tonight at  9:00.
Inter-Varsity Festival
Scheduled For Manitoba
Saskatoon, Nov. 13 — (CUP) — The
Inter-Varsity Drama Festival, originally scheduled this year for the
University of Saskatoon has been
postponed temporarily and will be
staged later at the University of
Four western Canadian universities,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and
British Columbia participate in the
annual festival which each year is
held on a different campus.
Lenn Jasechko, president of the
drama directorate at the the U of S
announced recently that the festival
would not be held in Saskatoon be-^
cause it was impossible to get stage
alterations made in time. He also
stated  that  needed equipment could
not be purchased.
The recent fire at Convocation Hall,
where the plays are usually staged,
has made the building unavailable
for an indefinite length of tune.
Jasechko has wired the other universities taking part in the festival
about the' cancellation and it is expected that they will meet at the Uni-
versiy of Manitoba.
Discussion on plot of radio drama
will be led by Ernie Perrault at the
second "Writers Workshop" meeting
to be held in Arts 102 at 12:30.
(Continued   from   Page   1)
will tolerate no interference with our
editorial opinions," the campus newsmen added.
The final request of the USC resolution asks that "the institution of
some system that would ensure full
coverage of all student activities,
large and small."
"We will warmly receive any constructive and explicit suggestions that
may improve our news coverage. We
want no part of broad statements
which contribute nothing beyond what
we are already attempting," The Daily
Ubyssey replied.
"Our sole purpose is to interest the
maximum possible number of students in the space available," they
At press time the Publications Board
had received no word from USC as
to the time or place of the conference.
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Thursday, November 13, 1947
REPORTERS THIS ISSUE—Sheila McCawley, Jean Atkinson, Jack Melville
Jim Aitken,
Ever try hitch-hiking at 2:30 a.m.—in Ladysmith? Well
we did just that Saturday night. As a so called sport's writer
we run into some very interesting situations. This past weekend
was one of the best.
Saturday night, after witnessing that really terrific Grid
classic at the Stadium, we found ourselves aboard the Nanaimo
boat. Together with the UBC hockey team we had a very
pleasant moonlit trip.
At Nanaimo we had an interesting chat with Frank Frederickson, Varsity hockey coach, and, we discovered, former world
champion player and member of the Victoria Cougars, back in
the days when Victoria won the Stanley Cup. That was just
before the Victoria Rotary Club had a benefit night and set the
place on fire. (Sorry Dad, we had to say it!)
We climbed up in the gondola at the Nanaimo rink and
watched a hard battle which, as you know, ended in a Clipper
victory. After the first period we went down to the dressing
room and listened to Coach Frederickson give the boys a good
hard pep talk. The coach has a quiet persuasive manner which
may at first be misleading, but what he said had a wonderful
effect on the squad for in the second period they came out and
shot in three goals in less than six minutes, to even the score.
But the Blue and Gold lads didn't have the sustaining power
and from then on ex-Chicago star Dave McKay and his Clipper
cohorts seemed to have all the luck with their shooting, while
the UBC crew had a little trouble getting into the net.
Sitting up in the gondola we were just a bit crestfallen,
but olthough the boys had a slight off-game night, we continued
to enjoy ourselves, as one of the reporters was foolish enough
to introduce us to Shirley; and she is a very attractive artists'
model and dancer. MMMM!
What has all this to do with hitch-hiking. Well, after the
game we tried to get a ride to Victoria. The team, by the way
had no rooms for the night and as all the hotels were full were
forced to spend the night in Ladysmith. And so we got a lift
to Ladysmith, and after several hours we arrived in that booming little condition known as Chemainus. Around 4 a.m. we
crawled into a bed in a house located somewhere in the woods
south of Chemainus. (Thanks Mrs. Saunders).
Finally, around noon, we arrived in Victoria. All that we
had to show for the experience was a book of matches, from
Chemainus, B. C. (Thanks Mr. Saunders).
We had been in Victoria for roughly five minutes when
we were talked into buying a ticket for a rugger game at
McDonald Park—it was a benefit, and they wouldn't even let
me use a press card. (And so goes the life of a reporter).
Before we forget, we had better put in a plug for the big
hockey extravaganza which is rumored for November 26. Apparently the hockey moguls are planning on having all the trappings of a college game—bands, cheer leaders and all the rest.
It looks as though it might be a good time to get acquainted with
the puck chasers.
And if you don't think the hockeyists are big time just
watch them when they travel to California in December; the
California Bears will get quite a shock. (Bruce thinks so too).
Varsity Ruggermen Edge
All - Stars In Cup Play
Varsity's champion English Rugby Thunderbirds opened
the annual battle for the McKechnie Cup Tuesday afternoon
by taking a hard-fought win from the Vancouver Lions. Scoring
on a try and a penalty kick the students edged the downtown
Reps by the close score of 6-3.
STELLAR PERFORMANCES have been turned in by Fullback
Bob Murphy who is one of the many Thunderbird gridmen
deserving a pat on the back for a thrill-packed season.
Although there is one game left in the current American
grid season, the UBC Thunderbirds have played their last
home game, and campus football fans are just about ready to
settle down for the winter.
Naturally, any attempt to pick "th" *
Chief Hoopmen Featured Friday
In Royal City Casaba Contest
Varsity  Chiefs  will   travel  to  New.*
Westminster next, Friday to take on
the Royal  City  Luckics  in  a  casaba
contest   that   should   be   well   worth
The Luckies arc an extremely
strong squad this year, rated to be
even better than tho mighty Meraloma quintet which took last year's
Dominion   Championship.
Although the 'Lomas heal the
Chiefs last week, it was only after
they had received a thorough jolt
from the campus melonmasters who
almost, left the 'Lomas on Ihe losing
side of the ledger.
Doug Whittle
students some
the Gym in
the UBC
make llu
walk, I hoy an
siejns of work in
should M'ive a ie;
.selves  al   Kridav
men   an
season   1
has   lieeu   giving   Uie
intensive   workouts   in
lasl   week,  and   while
not    oKpcrled    In
ook    like   a   eak: -
lolihilely    showime
League-leading field hockeyists, the
j Varsity squad, suffered a  major set-
I back   over   the  weekend   when   their
brother squad, UBC, out-sticked them
to   a  3-1   win.   The   long-awaited   tilt
! finally   came   off   at   Brockton   Point
on the first dry field of the season.
Ai; was expected, by the fans, the
Varsity forwards swung early into
Ihe offensive. Bruce Benham twisted
out between two hacks and fired
in Ihe opening goal. Varsity held the
play for most of the half, until in
Ihe last Iwo minules. Hugh Buckley
evaded the Varsity defence and tied
the score  for UBC.
iod   account   of   them ■•
over in Ihe second
high Buckley starred Iwice lo
rack up two more counters, making
the final  (ally :i-l.
Tlie  contest   will   1
YMCA    Gym
and game time is 8:30 p.m.
played   in   th
Now    Wesl miiiale
The    win    leaves
one  loss,  one draw
ling   in   secoiu
hind   Varsilv.
UBC,   with    only
and one win, sit-
plaee   one   point   be-
most valuable player" would be
futile. Without a strong forward wall,
the best backfield combination would
be hopelessly smeared, while on the
other hand, a powerful line is useless
without some backfield support, It is
the team, not certain players who
win games.
Orchids, hpwever, are certainly due
to some standout stars of the 'Birds.
Heading the list is Dougie Reid who
has been playing sixty-minute ball
in every game of the season. Reid
has been hit time and time again
by opposing players (who no doubt
had their orders) but never once did
he quit. It isn't easy to keep coming
back for more punishment like that,
but Reid did it.
Big Herb Capozzi, an All-Conference tackle last season, also receives
a bouquet for stellar performance.
When Capozei hit 'em, they stayed
Al   Lamb   is   another   lineman   who
Reluctant Aggies
Slow For Pictures
Aggie students seem reluctant to
have their Totem pictures taken,
according to photographer J. C. Walberer.
This week is the last chance for
Agriculture students to be snapped
for the year book. Next week the
photographer will start on the Law
Finally,   a   week   will be   reserved
to   take   those  students who   missed
their chance during the regular
period assigned to them.
Once again the cross country has
been postponed in favor of cousin
Pluviiis. A miserable drizzle discouraged the possibility of carrying
out the plans set for yesterday.
Tlie race has hecn postponed until
Monday, November 17, according to
boss-man Ivor Wynn. Wynn went on
to state that if Monday is as wet as
yesterday, the event will again be
postponed, until Wednesday, November 1!), but that it will be run then,
rain or shine. And may the best
swimmer  win.
New Sports Editor
Takes Over Page
Laurie Dyer, onetime Sports Editor
of the "Daily Ubyssey" today stepped
up from his position of Acting Spoils
Ldilor and returned lo his regular
post of Managing Editor.
Dyer look over on the Spoils page
when Chick Turner was injured in an
auto accident some time ago. and leis
*x>hfuuiod in t In it capacity v bile
breaking  in  a   new   Sports  Editor.
Dick Blockberger has been appointed lo Ihe now-vacant post and has
assumed Editorship, i
deserves mention. Lamb played a
steady game all season, and turned
in consistently good performances.
Between them, Lamb and Capozzi
broke up more plays than enemy
coaches care to think about.
These are only three members of
the team. It would be an impossibility
to give all the credit where it is due.
Al Lamb is another lineman who
such men as Don Lord, Freddy
French, Joe Fairleigh, and many
more deserve mention. They are all
members of a team that fought and
fought hard—win or lose.
The first half saw a concentrated
attack, which ended only when the
Blue and Gold crew broke through
the line and big Keith MacDonald
crashed over for a try. Lions tied it
up early in the second half when
Len Mitten went over for the Reps
only score.
The winning score came when
Hilary Wotherspoon, playing wing
in place of his usual fulback slot,
made good a penalty kick from near
the Vancouver line.
'Birds were playing under a definite
handicap without the services of their
regular coach Roy Haines, although
Albert Laithewaite impressed both
the team and the crowd of over a
thousand spectators. Laithewaite has
been named chief Rugger coach on
the campus.
Injuries plagued the Varsity line
as both Harvey Allen and Geof Corey,
last year's stars, were on the sidelines.
With the  first game safely  tucked
away the Birds are prepping for the
renewal of the contests in the Spring.
Meanwhile, Boxing Day will see the
Lions tackle Victoria in the next tilt
of the series.
Toronto Fracas
Causes Inquiry
Toronto, Nov. 13 — (CUP — Police
who allegedly struck students following Saturday's football game between Queen's and Toronto universities will constitute some of the
central persons in a formal report
to be presented to the Toronto Board
of Police Commissioners Friday, according to Police Chief John Chis-
Earlier reports said that two
mounted officers had gone to the
north end of the field and found a
constable had been knocked down.
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Street Railwaymen Have Rejected
A 26c Per Hour Raise And
A 40-Hour Week
By turning down a 26c per hour raise and a 40-hour week, the Street Railway-
men's Union have refused rates of pay that are 14% above the next highest
Canadian operation (Edmonton), and 35% above an average Canadian operation (Winnipeg).
These Were The Wages Offered:
Passenger car carpenters   40
Operators, one-man vehicles ..  40
Conductors and Motormen,
2-man cars ....
Trackmen, city lines   40
In addition, their special privileges and benefits amounting to as
much as 18 cents an hour or $34 a month would have been continued.
The average industrial weekly wage in Canada is $36.50
The average industrial weekly wage  in  B.  C.  is $39.33
Can any reasonable street railwayman expect a better offer?—Should
the B. C. travelling public be expected to carry exorbitant wage costs?


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