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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 45
PIRACY RULED on the campus for a while last week when
swash-buckling Commercemen hoisted the skull and corssbones
over their campus huts. But Long John Silver failed to appear—
it was all a gag to advertise a forthcoming Commerce dance
"The Privateer Promanade."
Local Woman Donates
$1000 To UBC Symphony
One thousand dollars a seat, even in inflation-ridden times,
is a pretty heavy tariff to pay for one symphony concert.
But $1000 is what one Vancouver woman paid for the
pleasure of hearing UBC's student symphony.
The conductor of UBC's new Sym-
#_ f*.t I phony  orchestra  answered  his  office
Tween Classes. I pnone Thursday.
A feminine voice made sure it was
Prof. Harry Adaskin speaking, then
inquired if a donation to the orchestra
would be acceptable.
Pleased with that prospect and with
her praise of the Christmas orchestra
concert, the Music Department head
immediately visualized a modest donation.
"I'll make you out a cheque for a
thousand dollars," the voice said,
"and I wish to remain anonymous."
And it was no gag. Next day, orchestra President Dave Morton received notice of the cheque from a
local bank. It had been signed by the
donor's  bank manager.
Morton read, "Pay to the order of
UBC Symphony orchestra, one thousand dollars."
"Now we can go places," he grinned.
Subject of Talk
UBC's Hillel Foundation will inaugurate a new series of lectures entitled, "Hatch, match and dispatch"
in the Hillel meeting room at noon
Rabbi David C. Kogen, B'nai B'rith
Killel director at' UBC will begin the
new series of classes. They are open
to all Jewish and non-Jewish students
on the campus and will deal with
Jewish customs and rites.
Included in the series will be lectures on marriage customs, dietary
laws, the Jewish house and burial
and mourning rit'es.
They will be held every Tuesday
and   Thursday   for    the    next   four
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RARE COLLECTION of V-discs will
be heard at the regular meeting of
the UBC Jazz Society in the club
room behind Brock Hall 12:30 today.
FAMOUS FILM, Lost Horizon, will
be shown today in the auditorium
continuously from 3:45 p.m. Sponsored by UBC Film Society, admission
is 20 cents.
THE NEXT MEETING o*f the Royal
Astronomical Society of Canada, Vancouver Branch, will be held at 8:15
p.m. today, January 13, in Room 200
of the Physics Building.
DR. K. R. MORE, Department of Physics, will address the Society on the
topic,  "The Search For Oil."
AMATEUR RADIO Society meets today in its clubrooms.
"SEEDS OF*DESTINY"-* film,depicting the moral and economic chaos of
Europe's displaced persons, will be
shown in Physics 200 at noon today.
Two shorts depicting the one-world
theme, "One World or None" and
"Brotherhood of Man," will complete
the program.
Photographs of the UBC Sym-
crchestra will be taken at' a rehearsal
to be held in the auditorium Thursday   at  5:30  p.m.
Plans for the orchestra's dance will
be discussed at the meeting. New
members are needed for instrumental
ections of the orchestra, President
sections of the orchestra, President
tend this rehearsal to be eligible for
free admission  tc  the dance.
Reds Seek To Discredit Legi
In l^umorWar'i Livingstone Claims
'Communists Out To Regain
Lost Power Among Veterans'
Winnipeg, Jan. 13 — (CUP) —All applicants for admission
to the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Medicine will be required to take the Association of American Medical Colleges'
Professional Aptitude Test in the 1948-49 session.
The purpose of the test is to determine by objective analysis,
the nature and scope of candidates' abilities for the study of
medicine. The results obtained will be used as one of the factors
in the process of selection.
Arms Shipments Described
As  Boomerang7 By Faris
Halting of all arms shipments to China was urged Friday by
a five to one vote of UBC's Student Socialist Club.
The resolution followed an address»
by Rev. D. K, Faris in  which the
UNRRA official and former missionary to China described the shipments
as a "boomerang" which were likely
to   strike   back   at   Canada's   foreign
Seek Food
For Students
London, Engalnd, Jan. 13—Representatives of British universities have demanded better
rations for students from the
Ministry of Food.
"Manchester University refectory,
which prepares nearly 6,000 meals a
day, has to serve students with smaller portions than those given to secondary school boys," a university
o'ficial  declared.
"It is ridiculous to give a healthy,
games-playing lad of 18 or 20 less to
eat than a 12-year-old."
Universities only hold "C" licences
the same as commercial cafes. Schools
receive "B" licenses entitling them
to rations only less than those of
industrial canteens.
Students are complaining that the
meals are not sufficient for brain-
work  plus sport.
The Chinese Communists, are a
determined group of idealists whose
efforts are bound to succeed against
the demoralized Nationalists who fight'
only under compulsion, the clergyman declared.
Communists will establish a Democratic government in which all parties
will have representation," he predicted.
"Then will come Canada's opportunity for vast trade with China. However, if the Canadian government
persists in supporting the corrupt
government of Chiang Kai Schek our
future trade will be jeopardized," he
The Kuomintang was severely criticized for its failure to check the inflation which has made China a bankrupt nation while government "officials waxed rich with the common
people's money."
"During the last' year the Communist dollar has risen to 50 times the
value of the Nationalist dollar," he
said in praise of Communist financial administration.
"In all my time in red territory I
did not see a single Russian nor
many Russian arms," he retorted to a
statement from a student that "the
communists are being supported by
Russian arms."
Scoring the lack of integrity of the
Chiang Kai Schek rule, he reported
that UNRRA supplies destined for
red-held territory had been straffed.
McGoun Debaters Discuss
Government Curb On Labor
McGoun Cup debaters clash Friday
in Brock Hall to delve into possible
government action to curb the power
of  organized  labor.
Judging the merits of contestants
debating the important question will
be three men well-known to the
University. They are Dean C. F. Curtis, head of the faculty of Law, Aid.
Alex Fisher, graduate of UBC, and
Dr. Roy Daniells, professor of English at UBC.
Ben McConnel and Stewart Chambers from UBC stand in defense of
curbing labor. Opposing them are
Margaret Mann and Charles Smith
of the  University  of Manitoba.
Campus Tories Reject
Ties With National Body
Campus Progressive-Conservatives will give "unqualified
support" to the recent ruling of student Council denying
affiliation of UBC political clubs to national political organ-
Members   of   the Progressive-Con-
UBC's Symphony orchestra members will lower their
brows a few notches on Saturday night when "Boogie" and
"Behop" replace Bach and Beethoven as their source of
musical enjoyment.
Chief purpose of the informal production dance at
The Gables is to allow members of the supporting organization, the Music Appreciation Club, and new and old members of the orchestra to meet on a social basis.
Orchestra members will be admitted free of charge,
while admission will be charged to all others attending
servative Club were unanimous in
passing thus resolution Friday, bowing
to Council's stand against active participation in outside politics.
Immediate results of their action
was the non-representation of the
UBC group at the two-day convention
of the B. C. Young Progressive-Conservative Association, held last week.
Members of the UBC group attended
as observers only, without vote or
voice in the proceedings of that body.
Air Force Officer
Speaks On Campus
Northwestern Air Command will address student's interested in the RCAF
as a career, in App. Sc. 237, Wednesday at 12:30.
Former UBC Legion president, Grant Livingstone charged
onday that an "insidious, Communist minority" within the campus branch of the Canadian Legion is attempting to disrupt and
discredit the campus veterans' organization.
In a blunt, forthright attack which &
pulled  no  punches,  Livingstone  said
Communists within the legion had
"seriously affected" the reputation "of
a very fine organization."
Communists, he said, had continually
obstructed and slandered" the executive of the campus branch.
"I am unsure," he said, "whether
the  faction  is  the university  cell  of
the Communist's ex-service wing, or
the legion cell of the Communist's
university wing."
The student President made tbe
charges at the close of a legion meeting at which he was scheduled to»
reply to allegations of Roland Penner,
LPP student leader at the University
of Manitoba.
Rumor - Mongering Weapon
"'I'he largest legion meeting" ever~held   quoted,
on the campus went away disappointed however, when lack of time • prevented Livingstone from speaking.
"I had intended," Livingstone said
later, "to bring to light some of the
consequences to Branch 72 of an in-
siduous minority faction within the
This faction, Livingstone said, was
responsible' for distributing the false
Livingstone was * apparently referring to an article by Penner in tbe
current issue of the Manitoba university newspaper in which the LPP
leader charges Livingstone with fostering oppositipn to a cost of Irving'
bonus for student veterans.
"This rumor-mongering has had a
serious effect on the reputation of a
very fine organization in other parts
of Canada where the truth is not so
rumor  which   Penner   (of  Manitoba) well known," Livingstone declared.
Tactics of 'Character Assassination'
But, he said, "this character assassination is a familiar tactic of this
Such "character assassination," he
said "has laid an undue burden on
the hardworking executive mtmber of
the branch during the past three
yedrs and unless it is checked will
discourage responsible individuals
from running for executive posts."
"This," he declared, "is exactly whjr
the tactic is employed." The minority
faction, he said, was attempting to reassert its influence on the affairs of
the campus legion.
"Two years ago they lost their grip
here," Livingstone declared, "when
they overplayed their hand by running
a full slate for executive offices. Ever
since, they've been obstructing1 and
slandering its executive around UBC."
Social Work Head Travels
To Ottawa For Convention
A transcontinental trip will take Miss Marjorie J. Smith,
head of the University of British Columbia department of social
work to Ottawa and Minneapolis this week to address two
professional conventions.
Miss  Smith will idscuss the train- >£
ing of social workers from the point
of view of institutes, short courses
and extension studies at the Ottawa
meeting of the Canadian Welfare
Council, January 15 and 16.
She will also attend the meeting
of the National Committee of Canadian schools of social work January
17 while she is in the federal capital.
Representatives of the seven accredited Canadian schools of social work
will discuss standards of training,
teaching methods and other problems
during the one day meeting.
On January 21, Miss Smith will be
in Minneapolis to attend the annual
meeting of the American, schools of
social work organiation, in which she
has recently been elected a member
of the board of directors.
Miss Smith will discuss the topic
"Developing Curriculum" before this
body, the highest accrediting group
for schools of social work in North
On her return trip, Miss Smith -will
stop off at Regina for January 26, 27,
and 28, to lead an institute for Saskatchewan government welfare workers. \
SCIENTIFIC OSCULATION, as good an excuse for kissing fair'
lady as any, was on display in Brock Hall Friday night at a
dance sponsored by the UBC Radio Society. The Kiss-o-meterr
said to measure the power of "l'amour" is demonstrated here by
Marg Hodgson and Hank Sweatman. PAGE 2
Tuesday, January  13,  1948
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
Jhose of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
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GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,  Tore  Larssen;  Features   Editor,  George  Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sports'Editor, Dick Blockberger.
Caf table controversies are once more
turning to the annual subject of forthcoming
general Alma Mater Society elections—one
of the first unmistakable signs of spring.
When the election committee came out of
their first meeting last week they announced
that nominations for the two key positions of
president and treasurer will close at 5 p.m.
January 28. Elections will follow on February 4. The balance of the slate of new
councillors will be nominated and voted in
two groups to follow at one week intervals.
Meanwhile campus chatter is running
high as armchair forecasters are predicting
likely candidates. Although opinions are
widely separated, one thing is sure: this year's
voters will see a campaign seldom equalled in
energy ... or we miss our guess.
It is altogether likely that at least several
of the members of the present council will
run for re-election if not in their present
offices certainly in the next higher notch.
While we do not wish to prejudice Ihe
odds on any candidates we do think that it
may be time for a word to the wise in connection with a precedent that has grown up,
of re-electing members from one year to another.
Certainly, a year's past experience is an
excellent platform plank, but if the situation
were examined more closely we feel that it
might appear in a different light.
An oligarchic cheque within the governing body could have adverse effects on the
administration and could develop directly
from this policy of re-electing.
Think it over.
Student council was evidently getting
serious last week about its fabulously ambitious open house scheme.
More than sixty representatives from as
many campus clubs and organizations turned
up at a meeting late last week to be indoctrinated by ringmaster, Grant Livingstone.
Net result: sixty people who think; it's terrific, it's huge, it's important, it can't miss.
The succinct sixty were returning yesterday to their home fields, spreading the councillors' enthusiasm,
The plan, according to the originators, is
designed to raise something like $30,000. This
sum will be distributed among a number of
worthy enterprises like the aid to China, the
crippled children's hospital, the Red Cross,
the International Students Service, and the
Alma Mater Society.
Currently drafting the stacked-high suggestions into a skeleton plan, Councillors are
at least sure of one thing: that the plans will
have to be big .. . bigger than any open house
yet. So far, the program seems to center
around a monster raffle with an automobile
as grand prize, a huge dance on the final
day, a lavish carnival, comprehensive displays
by each club, department and faculty with
the emphasis on the laboratory courses. The
date for the two-day show will probably be
set near the end of February.
While the rest of the student body is
standing by, waiting for Council to come up
with the final result of its drafting, they too
are sure of one thing: if the show is to be
successful to the tune of $30,000, it will demand the complete support of every one of
their 9000.
Clover Hill
ANNOUNCER: Sam Spoon, detective!
MUSIC: Ominous, threatening, fade for following.
ANN: The adventures of Sam Spoon, detective, brought to you by the maker of Acme
SOUND: Crack. Crack. Crack. Scream.
ANN: That sound you heard, ladies and
gentlemen, was the sound of three cracks of
an Acme Whip. Only the Acme Whip Company makes the whip with that same, crackly
sound, that same, brisk report. Like a rifle,
says Mr. Harley Farrington, of Oswego, New
MR. H. F.: Like a rifle.
ANN: Yes, and ask anyone who has felt the
cool sting of an Acme Whip across his bare
back, how satisfying, how refreshing it can be.
In an actual nationwide survey conducted in
294 State Penitentiaries, criminals spoke out
for Acme Whips above all other brands.
CRIMINAL: I'm speakin' out for Acme Whips
above all udder brands.
ANN: Yes, for fun—
SOUND: Crack.
ANN: For games—
SOUND: Crack.
ANN: It's an Acme Whip!
SOUND: Crack. Crack. Crack. Scream.
ANN: And now on to the adventures of Sam
MUSIC: Ominous, jittery, bubbling, foreboding.
ANN: We find Sam Spoon in his private office
high above the city in his private office in the
Terrace Building miles above downtown Manhattan. As our scene opens, the buzzer sounds.
SOUND: Buzzer.
SAM: What was dat?
SOUND: Buzzer.
SAM: Oh. The buzzer. Come in.
SOUND: Door opens, closes.
MAGGIE: Hullo.
SAM: Yeah?
MAGGIE: I wanna job.
SAM: Yeah? What can ya do?
SAM:  Yeah?
MAGGIE: I c'd also be yer secretree. Ya need
one, doncha?
SAM: Yeah.
MAGGIE: Here I am.
'SAM: Got guts?
SAM: Okeh, ya start now. C'mere honey.
MAGGIE: Yeah. Y'know —
SAM: Yeah?
MAGGIE: I t'ink I'm gonna like you.
SAM: Yeah.
MAGGIE: I t'ink we're gonna get on very
well tagedder.
SAM: Yeah, yeah, I know. Now gitcher hands
outa my hair - yer gettin' oil on my suit.
MUSIC: Chords - bright, cheerful, introducing
a note of deep melancholy.
ANN: And so we leave Sam Spoon as he embarks on another adventure. The underworld
will cringe at his daring, gang-busting*tactics,
just as you too can cringe under the staccato
blows of an Acme Whip.
SOUND: Crack. Crack. Crack. Scream.
ANN: Feel the cool, hard rubber caress your
back. Like the touch of a flaming feather,
says Mr. Forbes McBride of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
MR. F. M.: Like the touch of a flaming feather.
ANN: Yes, only one who has been lashed by
an Acme Whip can describe the tingle of sheer
pleasure,   the  shivers   of  pure   delight  that
come from an Acme Whip. Acme Whips are
made in three handy sizes: Junior, for use
in public and private schools; Medium, for
the average, all-round sensualist; and Senior,
for use in State Institutions. Yes for fun —
SOUND: Crack.
ANN: For games —
SOUND: Crack.
ANN: It's the Acme Whip!
SOUND: Crack. Crack. Crack. Scream.
ANN: Get a lash in a flash from your nearest
Acme Whip dealer. And now, here's a closing
word from Sam Spoon.
SAM: Yeah. I just wanta say, folks — a lash
in your living-room is worth two in the bush
— let's all work to keep sensualism in the
Good Old American Home - where it belongs.
MUSIC: Theme to climax and out.
Mission Books
Dear Sir:
A check of the Reserve book collection in the Library shows that the
following ten books are missing, and
I wonder if you would be so kind
as to insert a brief item in the Daily
Ubyssey to this effect. We are hopeful
that the books have disappeared more
through carelessness than deliberate
intent, and perhaps the sight of a
title listed in your columns will lead
to their recovery.
Shaffer-Psychology   of   Adjustment.
Stagner-Psychology   of   Personality
Creighton-Dominion of the North
Howay-Making   of   a   Province,   B.C.
Canada Year Book 1943-44
Canada Year Book 1942
Phillips - Marketing
Perry - Study of Prose
Baskervill   -   Elizabeth    and    Stuart
Wilson - Fortunes of Falstaff.
Yours very truly,
W. Kaye Lamb,
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Sentence Error
Dear Sir:
1 am only a first year student, but
I can recognize a sentence error.
The following sentence from an
article entitled "Swiss Exchange Student To Show Color Slides" was printed in our paper on Friday last. Quote
 " there are mountains very similar to those in Switzerland in British
Columbia, except that the trees are
Just where are the trees larger—
in Switzerland or British Columbia?
This type of error in my opinion
sholud be watched very carefully as
it certainly looks out of place in a
university  publication.
W. S. Newton
1st Arts
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Arms To China
At the present time we are being
beseiged with another outthrust of
Communist loyalty,
This time they want us to back up
their boycotting of arms to China, a
program they are themselves carrying
out in defkinee of the leaders of their
own unions.
The idea seems fine and splendid
on the surface. Personally, I should
be only to glad to send food to the
people of China, But what good
would it be to them if their stomachs
were full of Red lead?
If the "University of Moscow" and
every Communist in North America
goes on record as protesting to the
Russian Government against Russia
sending arms and men to the Communists, then we too shall join the
"Bread for Bullets" chorus.
In the meantime rather than selling
the Chinese people into Communistic
enslavement, it is our duty to uphold
the legitimate  government  of  China.
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The Daily Ubyssey is ashamed. It is
not unusual for us to receive nasty
letters but this time they are all
absolutely true.
Late last Thursday afternoon a headline writer sat over the late copy for
the Friday edition. He was tired. A
story came across about a debate at
tho Parliamentary Forum. What with
a negative resolution and all—the
story required a little advance logic
to figure out. He figured It out the
wrong way. He's sorry, we're sorry,
the Parliamentary Forum is sorry.
To make matters worse the misleading story was picked up In the "From
tho Files" feature on page three of
the same edition.
Rather than publish all the letters
received on the matter we have attempted to collect the more Interesting
paragraphs from several of them.
They all said the same thing anyway.
"What kind of stupid nonsense is
this" cried a certain N.N. In red
ink too. He figures he has the facts
all summed up in the sentence: "We
voted against any policy that would
prevent labour unions from not loading the munitions to China." Sec what
you arc up against with a negative
E. Whlffeti Is right, of course, when
he points out that It was all a mistake "and cannot believe that you
could have done such a thing deliberately."
To allay fears expressed by Jack
Kirkaldy . . . neatly printed in ink
... we have "notified our Sleepy
Hollow boys that Forum roundly
condemned the arms shipment to
China and upheld the right of union
members . , . to protest."
Thank  you Mr. Kirkaldy.
Meanwhile Chiang Kai Shek was
unavailable for comment.
10 Minutes To Deadline
Typewriters are clattering . .telephones are jingling . .
The editor "in the slot" is screaming for copy . . .
The "copy editor" is putting his big black pencil through
the folios for the "second lead" ... the "associate
editors" are working out "heads" . . .
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ALma 0408 Tuesday, January 13, 1948
LOVE IS THEIR BUSINESS in Commerce hut G9 where students Dick Crump and Shirley
Forrester have a roster of blondes, redheads and brunettes for Commercemen still date-less for
the department's "Privateer Promanade" at Commodore Cabaret Thursday.
CUS Date Bureau Gets
Brunette For Kitchener
If your name is Jack Kitchener,
you have a blind date for the
Commerce prom next Thursday
That's the name I used last
Friday when Shirley Forrester of
the Commerce Date Bureau promised me a cute brunette for the
big affair. *
I dropped in to their office
in Hut G9, fully expecting to be
asked to select one of the sundry
blondes and brunettes who (I
thought) would be draped around
various sofas and easy chairs, just
waiting for guys like me to call.
No blondes, no brunettes, no
sofas and no easy chairs. But also
no chance of me not getting a
date next Thursday night. That
was sworn to be on a stack of
women's applications by Miss Forrester herself, a blond young lady
who interviews applicants, feels
pulses and generally makes all
comers welcome.
Filing an application is just
about as easy—well, as easy as
looking at Miss Forester as she
sits there in the inner sanctum of
the Commerce reading room.
I put down a phony name, address and phone number, as well
as my specifications for the date.
But there was no insincerity on
the other side of the desk, for
,Miss Forester and her associate
Cupid,   Dick    Crump,    definitely
feel that there is a need for such
a service.
Particularly out-of-town people,
they say, very often don't have
the time or opportunity to meet
others socially. They want prospective applicants to know that
their service is no Lonley Hearts
Slub, but a plan to enable all those
who don't want to miss the Com-
mercemen's big night to be on
After next Thursday the Date
Bureau will go out of business,
their confidential files will go into
the fire, and many a guy and gal
who would otherwise be staying
home will be going to the Commerce prom.
Symphony orchestra in Auditorium,
5:00 p.m. Thursday.
ALL PHRATERES — meeting which
was scheduled for today at 12:30 in
Arts 100 will be held Monday, January 19 in Physics 200.
January 15 Ap. Sc 100 12:30 p.m.
Agenda new songs, exam situation,
the Ball and Pep meet.
Wednesday January 15 in Arts 103.
Anyone interested in joining please
contact Ralph Goodmurphy at ALma
FENCING CLUB Election Meeting
Friday Jan. 16 in Arts 102. Last week's
meeting was cancelled due to mixup
in room reservations.
GLEE CLUB MEMBERS please register your names and faculty on the
list posted in Auditorium 207. Very
meeting, Jan. 14 in Ap Sc 100 Next
week, Jan. 21 same place Jack Yar-
wood will speak on rifle shooting.
GLIDER CLUB meeting 12:30 Thurs.
Jan 16 Ap. Sc 204. Members in arrears
will be excuded from club activities
until fees are paid.
ALL INTERESTED in singing for
enjoyment are invited to Glee Club
meetings. Every Tuesday and Thursday  at  12:30  p.m.
be awarded for best new Engineers
Song Crest Design, or Name for the
Ball. See Class Rep. Contest ends
Sat, Jan. 17th.
Would  S.   L.   Ramble  please   call   at
the AMS office to pick up his Ronson
lighter he won  in the Bridge Tournament  on November 27,  1947.
Show in the Auditorium today at
12:30 p.m,
between Science building and Library
Leroy make. Please turn into the
AMS   office.      Kay   Loring.
again resumed code practice at Monday and Friday noon. All interested
should come to Hut HS 5 at 12:30.
tiem after 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the
51.50 STUB FOR 1948 TOTEM. Phone
Mickey at ALma 2905-L.
1940 A.J.S. MOTORCYCLE in good
running order, best offer over $250.00.
Phone 201L New Westminster. 223
Mowat Street.
RONSON Whirlwind lighter between
Caf and Comm Huts Reward Phone
FA 7500-R.
BISECTING SET Between Auditorium and Physics Bldg. Friday morning. Phone West 1539-L-l.
SLIDE RULE Sun Hemm, Polyphase
Duplex. R. Archibald cut in ledge.
Just before Christmas in or near HL
12.   Phone   AL  2172-R   or  return   to
black wallet, containing my worldly
wealth, on Saturday, Jan. 10, Finder
please turn into AMS office or phone
KErr. 3985-M.       Reward
Pen inscribed A. Deane M. Burnside
Please leave at AMS.
fawn dress hat and blue naval raincoat taken from Science building,
before   Christmas,   Please   turn   into
BLACK WATERMANS fountain pen
with gold band, Thurs. between Brock
and the Mall. Old model. Turn in to
AMS for Reward.
BLACK KID GLOVES with bow at
wrist. Probably in Caf or Quad.
Please phone AL 1565-R or turn in to
with gold trim. Old style No sentimental value. Not a family heirloom,
It cost a hell of a lot of money,
Would finder please return to R,
Baines,  office  of  the   Ubyssey.
Lesion Favors
For Meeting
UBC Branch 72 of the Canadian
Legion declared itself in favor of
holding a B. C. Provincial Convention
of the Legion in Vancouver this
March by a three to one vote, Monday.
The resolution was approved despite
a statement by Branch President
Perry Millar that other branches in
the province opposed a convention
in Vancouver because of the lack of
available acconu.-iodation and the expense involved in sending delegates
to the national convention at Saskatoon.
Don Lanskail, who represented
both UBC and the University of
Alberta at the National Conference
of Student Veterans in Toronto at
the end of December reported on
NCSV efforts to obtain increased student veterans' allowances.
He stated that a special brief had
been submitted to the government declaring the DVA educational scheme
was "in jeopardy" because of the inability of students to meet the high
cost of living, and noting that the
government had recognized the situation with regard to civil servants
by  granting  them  increases in  pay.
I'he brief called for a cost of living
bonus based on the increase in the
cost of living index between the time
the allowances were established and
the present date. In addition it called
for an increase in allowances of five
percent for every subsequent rise
of six points in the index.
Lanskail said that government interest in the NCSV conference was
indicated by the presence of observers
from Ottawa.
H stated a second brief would be
sent to the government later dealing
with text-book allowances, the ceiling on students' earnings, medical
care for their dependents, and educational assistance for the children
of war dead.
The NCSV, he reported, had deferred decision on affiliating with
the Canadian Legion and the National
Federation of Canadian University
Students, since it was afraid of losing
its autonomy. i
Students Boycott
Eastern Barbers
Fredrickton, Jan. 13 (CUP)-University of New Brunswick students
have clamped an official boycott on
four local barber shops which refused1
to cut the hair of three negro students.
When the incident occured, a circular of protest containing more than
500 students' signatures was obtained.
The student newspaper, The Bruns-
wickan, devoted an entire issue to the
matter of racial discrimination and,
finally, the student council passed a
motion   to   boycott   the   four   shops.
In addition, the Council has written
a letter to the Fredrickton Chamber
of Commerce and to city churches
asking for their cooperation.
The Council resolution calls for a
boycott of not only the four shops
which refused to serve the negro students, but also any other shops which
show  discrimination.
More Arms To China
Dear Sir:
I gather the essence of Dr. Farris' speech on China's civil war to
be as follows:
The amount of munitions that
Canada might send to aid the nationalist troops to win the war
would hardly be sufficient to Influence the outcome of the battle
either one way or the other. The
communist army will win eventually anyway; therefore, so that
they, as the probable victors, might
not be able to propagandize against
us either now or In the future, and
that they might not have excuse
to be at enmity with us regarding
the matter we'should be unwise
to send arms to assist the nationalist government.
I, too, feel it obvious the Chinese
Reds will win the war, and, in
view of this, I agree that we should
not commit ourselves by "adding
oil to the fire." However when the
communists will have taken over
not only China, but Japan, Burma,
India and Iran—the whole of the
Asiatic continent in fact—I should
like to be able to look back and
say that I took my stand as a
Canadian against the impending
threat of Communist World Domination.
Communism in the true sense, is
fine, but not the type we find in
certain countries today. I should
like to be able to think that I had
not been afraid of provoking communist disfavour at the expense
of standing up for what I believe
is the better way of life.
Dr. Farris informed us that much
of the munitions intended for the
nationalists come eventually in
possession of the Reds, the former
either submitting themselves to
their opposition or actually bartering their arms to the enemy.
I presume that what they are
trading them for is FOOD; this is
what the people of Canada should
be sending to China. The starving
• wretches are crying for food and
we sell them guns. "If a man ask
for bread, will ye give him a
I agree with Dr. Farris to the
extent that these shipments of arms
be stopped . . . may the much
needed food and clothing be sent
in their stead.
N. C. Cornish, Arts 2.
Munitions Protest
Backed By Forum
Right of trade union members to
picket ships carrying munitions to
China was upheld Thursday by members of the UBC Parliamentary Forum.
Inadvertently, The Daily Ubyssey
reported in a headline that the Forum
had favored the shipment of arms to
Oldest Book In Library
Work Of 1476 Printer
Jacobus Rebeus de Chablis was probably quite proud one
day in 1476 when his latin grammar rolled off the hand press.
Today, the UBC library is
proud of his volume too, but in another way—it is the oldest book in the
The old volume, now riddled with
small wormholes, rests in a small
collection of old texts in tlie library
When the book was printed, no
capital letters were set in type. Tlie
job of filling them in by hand was
apparently too tedious, and many
spaces are still blank.
The students of the fifteenth century—even ps today—wrote comments
in the margins of their books, The
pages of the old grammar are marked
with notes, and there are many
small fingers pointing to underlined
passages which contain mistakes in
The aged tome was presented to the
university by C. S. Sherrington, of
Cauis College, Cambridge, in 1938.
The book is listed in Hain; number
Merritt To Visit
Campus Wednesday
Lt.-Col. C.C.I. Merritt, V.C, Dieppe
hero and Progressive-Conservative
Member of Parliament, will address
a meeting open to all students in the
Auditorium,  Wednesday at  12:30.
Outspoken critic of fiscal policies
of the government, the Vancouver
MP will speak on "Cost of living in
the austerity program."
Progressive-Conservative Club will
be sponsor of the address.
Farm Problems
Subject Of Course
B.C.'s rural youth are converging
on Acadia Camp to start an eight week
course in agriculture and handicrafts at the Youth Training Centre.
Emphasis for the men will be placed
on agricultural problems and the
handling of farm machinery and e-
quipment. Women will concentrate on
home economics, sewing, glove-making and leatherwork.
Other projects scheduled include
training in carpentry, field trips to
inspect UBC's agricultural equipment, visits to industrial plants and
commercial meat packers and farms.
Age groups for the school run from
16 to 30 and so far 31 women and 62
men have signed for the course.
Phrateres Attend
Pot-luck Thursday
Phratereans, who attended the
group's camp last spring, will have
a "Pot-luck" get-to-gether on Thursday.
"Camp clothes are thje order,"
commanded Sheila Ketchen, president
of Phrateres, "and every girl is reminded about bringing some kind of
food as well as camp snaps."
The reunion, which begins sharp
at 7:30 p.m., will be held at the homes
of Eleanor Cock, 4022 Quesnelie Drive.
Registrar Calls
Bursary Winners
Winners ot bursaries and scholar*
ships should call at the Registrar's
office for their scholarship cards.
These should be signed by theih
instructors and returned to the Bursar's office at once, in order that
cheques may be issued.
Winners of special bursaries and
Dominion-Provincial Youth Training
Bursaries do not require cards.
Phrateres Alum
Meet Wednesday
First 1948 meeting of the Phrateres
Alumni Club, Theta Chapter, of UBC
will be held Wednesday at 8p.m.
Conducting the meeting will be
Miss Pat Mayne, newly elected president.
The meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. Harvey Edwards, Sultie
2, 1310 West 13th Avenue.
St. Johns Course
Begins On Friday
Practical instruction for UBC first
aid students will begin Friday at 7
p.m. in St. John Ambulance Hall, 710
Davie Street.
Students who intend to write a first
aid exam to be given in two weeks
must attend the practical classes.
Peter S Mathewson
803 Royal Bank Building
PA 5321
BAy 7208 R
Edge Lewis And Clark
In Hard-Fought Contest
It was nip and tuck all the way for the basketballing Thunderbirds last Friday night, and the campusmen managed to give
the fans some anxious moments before they finally edged out the
Lewis and Clark Pioneers 60-58.
The 'Birds, who at one I'ime  were &
on the wrong end of an 11-poir.t lead,
provided the fans with one ejf the
most thrilling contests ever witnessed
at the UBC Gym. The game was
complete with last second do-or-die
attempts by the gutty Pioneers, who
fought tooth and nail the whole way,
equally desperate efforts by the
Thunderbirds to hold on to their slim
Although the Blue and Gold quintet chalked up the first score of the
game, the Pioneers stayed close on
their tail, and towards the end of the
half, managed to draw ahead. The
UBC quintet which started the game
with some really sharp shooting inexplicably grew cold in the dying
minutes of the first half, and this
fact, coupled with some expert playing from the Pioneers accounted for
the 13-point deficit of the UBC score
at the half-time breather.
The second half started where the
first canto left off — the Pioneers
were hot and the 'Birds were cold.
At one time the American college
was leading the campus squad by an
impressive-looking 41-30 count. Dpwn
but not out, however, the Thunderbirds came roaring back to cut the
Pioneer lead down to one point. From
there on in, it; was anybody's game.
Matching each other basket for basket, both teams fought a brilliant
battle down the home stretch. Employing a tight zone defence which
kept the Pioneers at bay, the 'Birds
were able to score an extra basket to
take a slim one-point lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Nothing
daunted, the Pioneers managed to tie
up the game once more with a foul
shot which swished through the Blue
and Gold basket. With only 15 seconds to go, Pat McGeer, ace sharpshooter of the campus quintet, notched what proved to be the winning
basket, putting the 'Birds ahead 60-58,
Lewis and Clark made some desperate last-minute attempts to knot the
score up, but the Thunderbird defence proved to be a little strong for
Lanky Harry Kermode showed the
way for the 'Birds, scoring eight! field
goals and a couple of free throws for
an 18-point total. Right on his heels
came Pat McGeer, who has been
turning in a consistently high performance. McGeer's 17-point record
included five foul shots which swished home. High man for the losers
was Gordon Mills with 14 points
while Dean Semperta and Clarence
Fredericks were runner-ups with 12
points apiece.
Soccer Team Edged
By Collingwood XI
Varsity's top-place soccermen
continued to hit the skids as
they dropped their second game
in succession to Collingwood,
who banged out a 1-0 win at
Kerrisdale park, Saturday afternoon. The win gave Collins
a share »f first place with the
campus men, and leaves North
Burnaby a single point behind.
The suburbanites tied Empire
Hotel 1-1 over the week-end.
From the play, Varsity were well-
worth a win, but the only goal of the
game came after 30 minutes had elapsed in the first half, when Stu Wilson's
attempted clearance bounced into the
net off an unsuspecting Collie forward. The rebound caught goaler
Fred Morrow flat-footed and he made
no move to save.
Junior Hockey Squad
Ties Western & White
Junior Varsity, the Thunderbird
farm club, played at Queen's park
arena Sunday and left the ice with a
6-6 saw-off against Western & White
in the Westminster Twilight League.
The draw left UBC a full game ahead
of the W & W boys in second place.
Vern Shale and Mel Pruner lead
the campus attack, each with a brace
of goals, while Broman and Page
filled out the ledger.
—Daily Ubyssey Photo by Tommy Hatcher.
UPSADAISY—Pat McGeer, one of'UBC's most reliable hoopla
sharpsters, is seen reaching for a high one off the Lewis and
Clark backboard. Bobby Haas, looking slightly agape, is the
other Thunderbird in the picture.
Tuesday, January 13, 1948
Chief Hoopsters Show Fire;
Trample Stacys Quintet 55-45
Hot and cold has been the term used to describe Doug
Whittle's basketballing Chiefs, but  for the  present  at least,
The club will practice in the Forum J the heat is definitely on.
from 5:45 to 6:45 on Thursday, prior
to the senior practise at 6:45.
Thunderbird Hoop Schedule
An example of this was the Students**'
Jan. 17*
Jan. 19*
Jan. 23
Jan. 24
Feb. 4*
Feb. 9*
Feb. 13*
Feb. 14*
Feb. 20*
Feb. 21*
Feb. 24*
Whitman College
College of Idaho
Seattle College
Seattle College
College of Puget Sound
Whitman College
Linfield College
Pacific University
Linfield College
Willamette University
College of Puget Sound
at Walla Walla
at Caldwell
at UBC
at UBC
at UBC
at UBC
at McMinnville
at Foerst Grove
at UBC
at UBC
at Tacoma
*—Denotes Northwest Conference Games
Thunderbird Ruggermen
Practise With Battle
Campus fans weren't overly impressed by the play of the
Varsity rugby squad in their exhibition tilt with the second
student team—UBC—Saturday afternoon. But in spite of the
unexpected power and spirit of the UBC team, the cold weather,
and the lack of spectators who turned up at the Stadium, the
Blue and Gold stalwarts managed to come out on top of an 3-0
Wingman  Joe   Pegues,   substituting^
for Stan Clark, whose leg suffered a
little heavy cleating in the first half,
ran over for the only try of the day.
A convert and penalty kick made up
the rest of thp 8 points, with Hilary
Wotherspoon starring as the Varsity
Tlie UBC squad, entered in the
Vancouver Tisdall Cup race, was
paced by hard fighting forwards such
as Phil Nixon, Hank Sweatman and
Dmitri Goloubef (whose usefulness
was nil late in the game because of
a bad limp).
Victoria Crimson Tide, who invade
the campus for a McKechnie Cup tilt
on the coming weekend, will run into
difficulty hen they meet the Blue and
Gold backfield, if Saturday's play was
any indication. Tlie Varsity (now
known as the Thunderbirds) three
line was impressive as five eighths
Bud   Spiers   and   his   supports   Russ
Latham,   Hilary   Wotherspoon,   Jack
Armour and Joe Pegues worked together  like  clockwork.
That the 'Birds, who are currently
prepping for a heavy session with
Victoria, Vancouver Reps, Australia
and California, are a powerful team
was underlined by the fact that even
against the inspired fight of the Yellow Shirts they could take it easy
and still win handily.
The game Saturday was noticeable
for its amount of kicking out of
bounds. The New Zealand rule, which
curtailed this kicking and necessitated
more running, having been discarded,
watchers were treated to a continuous
series of "kicks to touch." Although
this eliminated some of the running
on the field, it also cut out some of
the raggedness which resulted from
the former continuous milling around
the field.
effortless 55-45 win over the hapless
Stacy's, Saturday night in the North
Vancouver Armories. The victory gave
the Indians sole possession of third
place in the Senior A Loop, close
behind the now-absent Clover Leafs
and New Westminster Luckies.
The Chieftains had little trouble in
lifting the scalp of the Shoemen as
they ran up a 13-7 lead in the opening canto, and then stayed well out
in front for the rest of the tilt.
Once again it was a story of too
much power as the Students hit the
hemp from every angle.
Chief scoring honors for the evening
were shared by centre Art Phillips
and forward Robin Abercrombie, who
accumulated 11 points apiece. High man
of the contest was Stacey's Gord
Lynn, who checked iri with a nice
12 point effort.
Summary: UBC: Abercrombie 11,
Amm 4, Bossons 5, Broadhead, Bell,
Phillips 11, Raitt 4, Walker 7, Watt 6,
Capozzi 7, Fowler. Total 55.
Stacy's: Rippon 11, Ray 4, Minions,
Swanson, J. Lynn, Fullerton 1, Forrest, 3, Johnstone 9, G. Lynn 12, Lade
5. Total 45.
Friday night the Indians were equally hot against the league-leading
Luckies in the Royal City, but they
started too late and wound up on the
short end of a 58-56 overtime count.
Behind 15 points going into the
fourth quarter, the Students staged
one of those rallies you read about in
books. Consistently out-shooting the
rough and ready Luckies, the Chiefs
pulled up slowly. Then, with seconds
to go, Bob Boyes sank a spectacular
shot from center-court and the contest was knotted at 50 apiece.
Going into overtime, the Luckies
broke loose once more and when the
final whistle sounded, they were out
in front 58-56.
High man in a scoring way was
Bobby Boyes who lead both teams
with a dazzling 21 points. Mosdell
paced the winners with an 18 point
Varsity's Sophomore rugger aggregation will travel to Victoria this Saturday for an exhibition match. Coach
Lalthwaite asks all players to turn out
on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon in order to pick the team.
UBC Chiefs have successfully appealed the results of last Friday's
hoop contest against the New Westminster Luckies, It was announced
President Ron Andrews said that
the game had been thrown out when
it was discovered that the overtime
period had been timed Improperly. It
seems that there was a slight mdxup
in the overtime period, when the
clock, which was supposed to stop
on every whistle, was allowed to
continue on Its merry way, thus robbing the Chiefs of valuable time which
might have been instrumental in reversing the decision.
Sophs Smother Rowers
Under 23-3 Blanket
The driving Sophomores left Rowing Club at the light end of a 23-3
score carrying glory to UBC in a
spectacular rugby game held Sat. at
Brockton Oval.
A new year's spirit possessed Soph
boys Grant, Puckering, Mark, Mason
and Millham, who shone in their perfect handling and complete success
at bewildering "the Rowers." Still no
such conquest could be attained without the backing of the rest of the
boys and their continual fight. And a
fight it was for one of the Club's
members was packed from the fray
with a mean head injury.
Tho one sided score 23-3 points t'o
a future of greater victories for this
fast moving unit, and this they deserve in return for the tough breaks
they suffered earlier in the season.
phi delts7betas~
meet in final
volleyball tilt
Intramural volleyball finals scheduled for the Gym today at noon will
sec the Phi Delts oppose the Betas in
what promises to bc the most action-
packed contest of the current season.
Both of these teams have stacked
up enviable records in the last few
months, and will be meeting In a
sudden-death series for the championship. There will bc an admission
charge of ten cents at the door. Game
time Is 12:30.
Idaho   Coyotes Succumb
leaking Play
Before one of the largest crowds lo witness a hoop contest
this season, the mighty men of the Blue and Gold put on a
terrific display of basketball at its best to trounce the highly-
touted Coyotes from the College of Idaho by a 61-45 margin
Saturday night at the UBC gym.
The   mighty   men   from   Caldwell, <*>—— ■	
Idaho, who last year took both games | opinion- but many of the homo *r°wd
Candom   seemed   to   think   that   the
Birds were coasting during the last
ten minutes.
Dependable Pat McGeer was once
again high man for the 'Birds with
a 13 point total. Reid Mitchell also
turned in a steady show and contributed 10 points to the cause.
The work of Bob Jennsen was outstanding for the visitors as he swished
16 markers in a game that turned out
to be fast, and for the most part,
Takes Another Win
Varsity Men's Field Hockey
squad won an exciting close-
checking contest at Brockton
Point on Saturday, when they
edged out a hapless India squad
Play was fast and furious in the
first half, with Bruce Benham of the
Blue and Gold notching up the only
tally of the period.
In the second half, tricky play by
the veteran East Indian players was
responsible for the lone India score,
Karmel Singh receiving credit for the
goal. Lester Bullen, banged in the
last and deciding goal of the game
on a fast follow-through.
Varsity's brother team, UBC, drew
a bye in the first division, as did also
Varsity B in the second division.
In the 'second division the new
campus entry, the "Dawson Club"
combined some good playing with
fast action to tie a strong Vancouver
aggregation 2-2. Stan Turner and Jim
Roddick both scored for the students.
from the Thunderbirds to share the
Conference honors with Linfield, were
no match for the 'Birdmen after the
first five minutes of a fast, smooth
Featuring a fast-breaking play in
to the hoop, the Idaho quintet matched the 'Birds up to the nine-all point
but for the rest of the first half, the
local quintet had the matter well
under control. Three quick baskets
made it 15-9 and the home team just
kept working up their lead from
there on.
A change in strategy on the part ol
Clem Parberry, the Idaho coach saw
a complete new string trot on to the
maples as his first string began to
fall apart. Not to be outdone by this
move, the local squad put a new
team on the floor that proved iust
as torrid as their predecessors.
Playing steady ball, the "second
string" set to work and more than
held their own against the visitors.
As the teams left the floor at the
half way mark, the score board
lighted up a brilliant 33-20 lead for
the Blue and Gold.
The first string returned to the floor
at the beginning of the second half
and continued to work the score in
their favor. The score was 48-28 before
the visitors began to match basket
for basket with the dazzling display
of the 'Birdmen.
A small falling apart seemed to set
in a few moments later as the Idaho
squad intercepted passes, worked the
ball around and came up with n
scoring spree that netted them eight
straight points without reply from
the locals.
Two more baskets for each team
ended the contest at a 61-45 margin
for the 'Birdmen. Just whether or
not the home squad could have increased that margin was a matter of
UBC Thunderbirds may not have kept pace on the ;ce
with their brethren of the basketball court, but for two periods
of Sunday's game at New Westminster, they looked to have
every bit as much scrap and fire as any club should need.
Yet in spite of the spirit, the 'Birds<®>
lacked that little extra scoring punch
necepsary to beat the White Spots,
and consequently came out on the
wrong end of a 6-5 count.
Condition and lack of sufficient
practice were the telling factors in a
game featured by ganging attacks,
as well as several pretty solo rushes
by both teams. Ernie Dougherty was
the big gun for the Vancouver club,
figuring in four of the six goals and
generally giving the campus defence
a busy afternoon. For the students,
Wag Wagner played a similar role,
potting two goals and assisting in
UBC opened the game with an attack that lasted for fifteen minutes
of the first period, giving the Spots
little chance to break from their own
zone. The Birds' first period scoring
was sandwiched between (he eight
and twelve minute marks, and in
those four minutes piled up a three
goal lead that looked good enopgh
to coast home on. Hugh Berry rifled
the first one past Roy Worrall at 8:25,
on a pretty three-way passing attack
with Andrew and K»ch. Forty-five
seconds later, Koch set up Berry once
more and the cagy forward made no
mistake, to ptit the students two up.
At 12:40 Hass Young drove a shot at
Worral, who saved, but could not
control the rebound, and Wagner
scored his first from about four feet
The White Spots got one back at
the 16:00 minute mark when Dougherty stole the puck at centre ice,
passed to Mirtle who relayed to Lang-
ton, giving Bill House no chance in
ihe Bird net.
The second period opened slowly
and after Worral and House had exchanged sensational saves, Dougherty
picked an opening with a backhand
to bring the Spots within one goal.
But, one minute later Wagner took
ex-goalie Bob Saunders' pass to score
from an almost impossible angle.
Langton scored the Spots third
marker  from  Mirtle  and  Dougherty
while Saunders was serving a boarding penalty. The teams left the ice
for the second interval with 'Birds
still ahead 4-3.
The third period was disastrous to
the students with Ramsden, Dougherty and Clark banging in markers,
before Young could reply for UBC.
Had it not been for great goal-keeping
at both ends, the score would have
been higher and the outcome doubtful, with both Worrall and House
turning aside shot after shot on what
appeared to be sure goals.
In a desperate attempt to tie the
score, Frank Frederickson sent out
five forwards with two minutes to go,
but the Spots held to their slim lead
till  the  final whistle.
UBC suffered a bad blow in the
second period when Angus Reid,
plucky little centreman took the butt
end of a stick over his left eye and
had to be carried from the ice.
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