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The Daily Ubyssey Feb 19, 1948

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The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 67
In which the author (a visiting
Fireman from the University of Washington) notes the VBC campus . . .
especially the similarity between the
Caf and Washington's own Clark hall.
A Ford, carrying pilgrims
from the University of Washington, approached the borders
of the University of British
Columbia campus, its headlights
knifing through the darkness
and illuminating the part of
the campus on the edge of the
road. i
Inside the Ford, one of the pilgrims
wiped the steamed window clean with
his sleeve and peered out .
"Hey!" he said. "This campus looks
a lot like ours!"
Even in the darkness, it was similar.
Trees were growing; construction was
scarring the skyline; rain was falling.
In the sunlight next morning, the
campus still appeared similar to that
of the U of W. The roads were rough
in places and muddy in the same or
other places. We laid the blame on
post-war construction — the scape-goat
responsible for muddy roads at the
University of Washington.
Distances between points of interest
were much the same at both universities, we found.
It was a long windy walk to the
Caf. The Caf is like University of
Washington's Clark hall. People standing around wasting time. People sitting around wasting time. Other
people playing bridge and drinking
coffee, and some browned-off types
in blue raincoats talking about the
The Caf was crowded. We asked ihe
first   impressive   looking   female   we
saw *why   the  Caf   was   so  crowded.
She shook her dark curls and .smiled.
(Continued  on   Page 2..
Mobile Movie
Units Service
Rural Areas
About every five weeks,
scattered rural communities
throughout British Columbia
suddenly achieve — via the
movie's silver screen — the
rank of culture centers.
Working singly as they travel the
length and breadth of the profince,
six representatives of the National
Film board transform remote meeting
halls and even grocery stores into
theatres where folk gather from 10 or
15 miles to see travelogues, musical
and educational movies,
Performing one of several functions
served by the visual education division
of the University's extension department, the men carry with them generators, projectors, and record players
that enable them to stage complete
In addition to running the movie
projector, the portable generator in an
isolated community is sometimes used, j
curiously enough, to test never-useJ
wedding presents—electric waffle
irons and pop-up toasters—that might
otherwise lie for years, dusty and untried
Breaking down the racial prejudices
is possibly one of the most worthwhile
aspects of the film-circulation program.
Culturally broadening motion pictures
shown before mixed racial audiences
tend to reduce reservations that ordinarily might continue unabated.
Doing most of their exhibiting during the winter season, the travelling
agents go by train, boat, sleigh or any
other means of transport that is available, sometimes being forced to contend with snow 10 or 15 feet deep.
Establishment of small film libraries
in rural areas is another service of
the visual education division. Wherever -interest in educational movies
is evinced, a library of 15 to 20 films
is provided, complete with projection
equipment operated by trained volun-
Lectures may be cancelled for
today's English rugby game between the University of California
Golden Bears and the Thunderbirds In the Point Grey Stadium
at the new time, 12:30 p.m.
Special student rates of 25 cents
have been announced for today's
fray. A second game is scheduled
for 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
UBC Wins Debate,
Favors UN Control
Of Atomic Energy
UBC's debate team was rated
victorious over its Linfield college opponents Tuesday afternoon when a student audience
voted two-to-one in favor of
"exclusive United Nations con-
trol of atorhic energy."
"There can be no defense from
atomic warfare except in prevention,"
declared Jim Midwinter, leader cf
the UBC affirmative argument, adding
that the "international anarchy," of
the past has always led to conflict.
UN control is necessary, Midwinter
stated, not because it is the "best"'
way to avoid atomic warfare, out
because it is the "only" way.
Favoring a sovereign world government, or lacking that, an Anglo-American (and Canadian) control plan,
Miss Billie McBride of the,McMinnville, Oregon, college team, described
the UN as a "source of false security." Control of atomic energy, she
said, should not be entrusted to such
an organization, which possesses only
"passive  influence."
Pointing to the general accord within the UN on its Palestine decision,
John Randell, second UBC speaker,
said that in spite of Russia's use
of the veto, that country is anxious
to find peaceful settlement to world
issues. Much of UN's alleged ''ineffectiveness," he asserted, "is due
to the organization's youthfulness."
Pedersen, Lindsay Take Narrow Wins
In Last Lap of '48 AMS Election Race
Last four seats on the 1948-49 Student Council were filled Wednesday when one quarter
of UBC students went to the polls in the final lap of the AMS elections.
Roger Pedersen, married, 28-year-old, pre-law student veteran, eked out a narrow win
over Art Hiller, first year law student in the Literary and Scientific Executive presidential race.
Pedersen received 128 more votes than his opponent with a tota lof 1201 to Hiller's 1073.
$' Representative   of   campus   women*
on council for the coming year will
be  Helen  Lindsay,  third  year  arts-
woman, who received 350 of the 536
votes   cast   for   office   of   Women's
Undergraduate Society president. Miss
Lindsay, by her election, automatically
becomes  vice-president    of    Student
Council next year.  Her opponent  in
the contest was Daphne Slack, third
year Commerce student.
LSE Chairman
WUS President
—Daily Ubyssey photo by De Wayne Sharp
DR. G. G. SEDGEWICK, head of the English department, unveils a bronze memorial plaque in the corridor of Brock Hall.
The plaque bears the inscription: "In Living Memory of JABEZ
(Eric P. Nicol) beloved campus humorist who for a full decad^
gave to his fellow men the priceless gift of laughter, 1937-1947."
The ceremony was held Monday night following a Ubyssey-
Uni\ .n-sity of Washington Daily banquet.
Film Society Gives
Projectionist Tests
In line with their aim of raising
film projection standards on campus,
the Film Society is now giving examinations to 30 would-be projectionists.
Those who pass the tests will bo
qualified as 16 m.m. projectionists.
The examinations and the training
classes held seven days a week by
the society tor tlie past three months,.
This year is the first time actual projection training classes have been
Thc Film Society formed in 1938
to study films, recently has boon expanded to supply trained projectionists for all campus movie showings.
The group, holding thc projectionist
franchise of the Alma Mater Society,
provides services available to stud
en Is and  faculty at any time.
Recently voted §3.700 by tlie Student Council to purchase their own
projectors, the society next year will
be able to put on shows equal to
commercial productions, according to
Ray   Speer,   president.
Plans have been made to install
the new equipment during the summer. Tlie machines, which will include the most modern sound and
projection equipment available at
present in the 16m.m. field, will bc
permanently mounted in the auditorium  projection  room.
A new policy of showing two features a week will be tried by thc
society next fall if time and space
are available, club officers said.
Both educational and feature filr;i
programs are beng shown by the
society   at   present.
Officers of the club include Peter
R. Mclntyre, vice-president, who is
in charge of bookings; Eleanor Cock,
secretary; Gray don Roberts, treasurer;
Doreen While, personnel director,
and  Knute  Buttcdahl,   publicity.
U of W Editorial
Staff Go to Press
This Issue of the Daily Ubyssey is
being published by the fall quarter
editorial staff of the Tlie University
of Washington Daily.
Any changes you note in make-up
or style arc the differences in journalistic practices between your school
and ours.
It has been a trip that wc Washing-
tonians will long remember because
we have gained new ideas not only
in news style but in the social style
of Canadian students. Your hospitality
and kindnesses during our three days
on your campus are deeply appreciated.
Our sincere thanks lo the "Pubsters"
for the assistance and forbearance that
was so prevalent in and out of tlie
news room.
Thank you, UBC from all the staff.
Nominations Opened
For Senate Positions
Triannual nominations for thc office
of University chancellor and the 15
elective posts on thc Senate opened
yesterday with the mailing of alumni
rosters to all members of Convocation, Registrar C.  B.  Wood  has dis-
Deadline for nominations will be
March 3, and result's of the final
polling will be announced at the annual Convocation banquet May 26.
Lecture Scheduled
Concert Tomorrow
A concert of Russian music, sponsored by the Russian circle, will be
presented at 8 p.m. tomorrow in
Brock hall,
June Richards McBride. pianist;
Lydic Kritova, soprano, and an unaccompanied octet will present selections by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky,
and other Russian composers. Admission is free to student and the public.
Two remaining Council seats were
filled by B*ud Spiers who was named
head of the Men's Athletic Directorate
over three other contenders, and by
Jackie Shearman who was re-elected
president of the Women's Athletic
Association. She defeated Jo Castillou
by a 322 to 263 count.
In the LSE race Hiller's only victory came at the Commerce-Law poll
whie Pedersen carried the other four.
Closest of the five stations was Agriculture where Pedersen had a one
vote margin.
Also close was the MAD contest
where it took three counts to determine the winner. Hank Sweatman
was eliminated on the first round and
was followed out on the second by
Dick Penn. Spiers came out in front
of Harry Smith by a 842 to 774 count
in  the final  talley.
After the results were announced,
Pedersen said, "I am pleased and
honored that the uidergraduates of
UBC have shown confidence in me
during this election."
His pretty wife, Joan, was also
pleased. On hearing the results she
awarded her husband a victory kiss.
Rally Will Feature
Fund-Raising Raffle
Taking a hand in raising the $6,000
stipulated goal for the International
Student Service fund, the EUS executive announces a raffle to be held
at Tuesday's Pep Meet in the Armory.
Admission requirement at the meet
will be one raffle ticket which will
also entitle the holder to a chance
on winning the five valuable prizes
to be given away.
Tlie raffle is being held in connection with the Pep Meet and the engineer's ball to be held Wednesday
and Thursday at the Commodore
Campaigns Over
'Dirty Eleven'
Now All Present
Electioneering for 1948 was
finally wound up yesterday as
the ballots were counted in the
final lap of the AMS polling
which saw the complete panel
of eleven student councillors
chosen for 1948-49.
The newly elected council will sit
in session with the current council at
joint meetings for the remaining
weeks of the term.
Elected are Dave Brousson, president; Paul Plant, Treasurer; Roger
Pedersen, LSE; Ian MacKenzie, Junior
Member; Peter Murphy, sophomore
member; Helen Lindsay, WUS; Chick
Turner, Coordinator of Activities;
Nancy Davidson, secretary; Bud Spiers,
MAD; Jackie Shearman, WAD; Dave
Williams, chairman of USC.
Embracing complete courses of preparation for the various corps in the
Canadian Army, the COTC military
training program at UBC closely parallels the ROTC — Reserve Officers
Training Corps—at the University of
Currently, the COTC has an enrollment of 110 students, Lt.-Col. R. B.
MacDougall, resident staff officer,
As at Washington, the program is
entirely voluntary. But while in the
United States work is more along
classroom lines, the COTC places
stress on summer camps for most
practical training. Only one summer
camp is attended in the U.S.
UNTD To List Men
Men qualified for officers' training,
will be announced at University Naval Training division parade next
week, according to Lieutenent Commander Frank J. E. Turner, R.C.N.
UBC Women Add Spice
To UW Males1 Itineray
Note: The transient Washingtingtonians offer this in the
spft-it of friendly realiation. A short time ago when the Ubyssey
staff wandered south to revitalize the Washington Daily, gimlet-
eyed Joan Grimmet was assigned the task of checking out the
Puget Sound variety of male animal.
One sweeping glance,  and she p;,-^ ; 	
nouncod them downy-cheeked, informal and loaded with jack. Leave us
arrange our sloppy-Joe clothing and
proceed with an analysis of the fair
sex hereabouts.
Coeds on every campus in the world
have some physical, emotional or
moral attribute that* sets them apart
as a unique form of femininity to be
found and enjoyed only on their home
At shoeless Mississippi U. in the
backwoods South, it's large splay feet.
At Washington State on the banks of
the Palouse river, the aggie girls
develop bulging leg muscles in stump
pulling classes. At Southern Cal they
cultivate the torso for wandering talent scouts.
At UBC the female of thc species
is unusual at both ends. On top is the
luxuriant thatch which flourishes in
the gentle rains common to tho region.
On the bottom are the rubber boots.
It   is   probably   the   lung   hair   that.
caused the UBC woman representative
to see Washington men as young, informal and flush. Perhaps all the
wrinkles were screened out by the
dropping locks. As for money those
were cabbage leaves we were saving
up to send to Canada.
The weighty waders have a remarkable affect. The ladies have developed a wet weather swagger that the
casual visitor finds more than intriguing. The regents should consider a
corresponding course for U.W. femmes
Social life seems to come first, last
and always. If tlie choice must bc
between pleasure and duty — the
lighter side invariably wins out.
Opinions of the visiting men varied.
Most found UBC women brimming
with vitality, and prone to spend thc
wee hours in lusty song. It could be
disconcerting in the long run. PAGE 2
Thursday. February 19, 1948
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those of the Alma Mater Society, the University, nor the Daily Ubyssey staff.
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REPORTERS: Catherine Anderson, Cliff Danielson, Jim Hamilton, Bud Hertzler, Al Kuhlman, Jim King, John New-
land, Marjorie Moon,
Down through the journalistic ages, editors have felt called up to pontificate upon
the most ponderous issues through tho
medium of the editorial.
A few outspoken editors have managed
to get themselves shot by ardent readers.
Some get their offices sacked. And soma
merely receive threatening letters.
The life of the editor' is a hazardous one.
Upon the shoulders of this man necessar-
liy rests the responsibility of reforming ths
miguided masses. The masses are, of course,
misguided. Heaven knows how that situation
came about.
But if the editor decides a cause is worth
a crusade, the masses must be instructed.
They must be prodded and coerced, if necessary, until they are able to recognize the
In America, despite the lethargy of the
population, several noteworthy campaigns
have been won by the sheer courage and unbounded verbiage of editors.
The men of editorial journalism deserve
a great deal of credit for such feats as showing
us the way to virtue through Prohibition.
Currently, our most illustrious press would
save the peace with a formula called Universal
Military Training.
The beauty of the crusading editorials
is really their ability to bring into alignment
and make uniform the thought and action of
all the inhabitants of the land. This is called
molding public opinion. What a bo6n it is
that all the editors are citizens who know
what is best for the masses.
Your Canadian editors, too, will doubtless
claim success in the editorial field. And you
must have had martyrs to the holy causes
fought and won.
The record of the editors all over the
world stands as a beacon in the troubled
world, and we should heed each, nuance of
every column, past, present and future.
To the editors of newspapers we owe
the uniformity of thought and opinion which
characterizes every democratic nation. In our
elections, there is never any question in the
minds of those who read the editorials about
which candidate will be elected. The editors
invariably lead us on the straight and narrow,
out of the Stygian abyss of ignorance.
Without this leadership we should be
We must, therefore, always read editorials. We must study them and try earnestly
to become indoctrined with the enlightened
opinions of the editors. Only in this way
can we hope to achieve the intellectual uniformity that is necessary if Democracy is to
Yes, indeed.
in All
Boosts Veteran Morale
Prime Minister King's announcement of allowance boosts
to married student-veterans has, if nothing else, boosted the
morale of 1500 UBC undergrads.
The vets' wives, with $4 to $22 extras _
to ease the strain on the family bud
get, are still shouting huzzahs. To all
of them, whittling down the High
Cost of Living has become the biggest
worry in recent months. For instance,
when he roamed about Acadia yesterday:
"We had enough in the bank to keep
us going perhaps another six months,"
said Mrs. W. T .Bourns of 27B, wife
of a chem engineering student. "The
increase was a salvation!"
The H. P. Holkestads of 26A, with
two children, will now get $132-worth
of DVA funds. Mrs. H. breathed an
audible sigh of relief and told us delightedly:
"Now we won't have to be magicians
any longer!"
But the Canadian Legion, not quite
satisfied with the increases, wired
Prime Minister King that the single
vets' problems here still need attention.
to attend a young adults discussion
of community and world affairs, sponsored by Gordon House, corner of
Jarvis and Nelson St, The group will
meet at 8 o'clock tonight in the Young
Adult   lounge   to  see   a   film,   "Man,
One Family" with discussion to follow.
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PHRATERES will hold an important
meeting at 12:30 p.m. today in 2()0
Physics hall. All members should
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ATTENTION SKIERS Fully furnished cabin Grouse Mt. Ski Vilage, fireplace, radio, chesterfiedl, etc. Sleeps
7. Winter wood cut. What offeis?
Phone  KE  5172R.
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A TALK ON "Trends in Literature
Among French Youths" will be given
by Armand Hogg at 2:30 p.m. today
in Physics 200.
Hogg, who is from France, is on a
lecture tour of Canada and will give
the speech in English.
Wednesday night Apply AMS office.
vicinity Hut G 10. See Gove at Stadium noon hour. Friday or Monday.
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Hut L6 with serviceman's case (D.C.)
Keepsake. Return to AMS office. .
PARKER "51" green and gold pen
in Hut HG 10 on Friday. Return to
AMS office reward.
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And, to complement the shirt—an Arrow tie and an
Arrow handkerchief.
—Daily Ubyssey photo by De Wayne Sharp
JUMPING THE GUN on Canada's new allowance grants to
married vets, this UBC wife sizes up the relative value of (1) her
baby girl, and (2) her load of groceries fresh off the counters.
Recent surveys have shown tlie Little Mountain and Acadia
families going $25 and $30 in the hole on meat and vegetables
each month, as food costs soared nearly 30 percent over last
summer's level. One housewife, yesterday, thought she might
even buy a new dress.
(Continued  from  Page  1.)
"It isn't crowded now," she said.
"You should see it at noon, The fraternities and sororities meet here then.
They each have a table."
We looked about us. We had found
a dissimilarity. At the University of
Washington, the Greeks have houses.
They drift to their houses to spend
time during classes, and many of the
independents drift off campus to the
coffee shops and cafes in the University business district. Yet Clark hall
is as crowded as the Caf.
We thought about this crowding.
Perhaps we were on the trail of another dissimilarity between the two
We asked about student government.
The girl smiled. "It's sublime," she
said,   "simply   smashing."
It is much the same as ours — same
democratic election procedure, same
representatives. But there is a difference.
"There isn't any faculty representation on the Control board," the impressive-looking female said.
This, we thought, is a bigger difference than we thought—No faculty representation on the Control board.
College students were getting the opportunity to use their heads without
a faculty whisper at their elbow. They
have proved, according to the girl,
that students can use their heads without coaxing.
They have a record of not one of
the decisions of the Control board being disapproved by the faculty when
the minutes of the Control Board
meetings were submitted for approval
after the decision was made. This, we
thought,  is significant.
The impressive-appearing female
walked the long, windy trail with us
back to Brock Hall. We thought about
the lack of fraternity houses and the
crowd in the Caf no bigger than in
Clark hall.
We arrived in Brock hall, Beautiful
Brock hall with Lounges and snack
bar and radio shack. We had found
perhaps the biggest difference between
the University of Washington and
University of British Columbia campus: You have Brock hall. We have
no student union building. Of course,
we have plans for one, and the date
has been set for the beginning of construction. But — we tip our hats —
you have one; you are ahead of us,
and we envy you.
Sound Advice to University Students on Life Insurance
Rennle Hollett
Home Telephone KE 2215-R
Frank Fredrlckson, C. L. U.
Home Telephone KE 1599-R
London Life Insurance Co.
RIDE FROM Blenheim and 30th or
vicinity for 8;30's and 9:30's. Phone
"Peg" KE 5172R,
"There's a good type for the fraternity!"
"Perfection . . . check!    Let's make our
opening bid with a Sweef Cap."
" The purest form in which tobacco can be smoked" Thursday, February 19, 1948
Crowded East Makes
B.CHMed Unit Vital
Province Needs
Medico I Research
Why should we wish to establish a Medical School?
A medical school is needed
to improve the health standards and to improve the hospital practise locally and throughout the Province.
further, the establishment of a
medical school and hospital is necessary in order to fulfil the need for
an adequate programme of education
for the public in the art of health
and better living.
It is important that the students
who have left our Province to study
medicine in the East or in America
should return to practice here. If the
medical schools in the other Provinces have good opportunities to offer
the medical graduate, he will not
return and is lost to the Province
as a whole. The establishment of a
medical school and teaching hospital
at UBC would prevent this.
A medical school would be the
first major step towards the establishment of a medical centre, that is, a
centre where we would have a nucleus of experts in all fields of medicine. This would offer the city and
country practitioners an opportunity
to refer cases to the University Hospital for excellent consultations and
treatment. Also, the medical school'
would be able to operate a Central
Diagnostic Clinic to serve the needs
of city and rural communities alike.
Through the facilities of a medical
school at UBC, specialists could be
trained and assisted in improving
the health standards to the rural
The resources and personnel of a
good Medical school can contribute
immeasurably to research. It would
be difficult to conceive the many advances in Medicine and allied fields
without the integrating influence of
the men, materials and atmosphere
to be found only in a high grade
In the field of research alone, a
Medical school can justify its existence.
It is important that we all understand that the establishment of a
medical school and teaching hospital
at the University would not only
provide better hospital and health
facilities for Greater Vancouver, but
also for all sections of the Province.
Project Possible
If Funds Granted
UBC's Medical School can be
obtained if the Legislature were
to make available the funds requested by the University to
cover the estimated costs of a
school to operate oh the basis
outlined in the resolution passed by the Senate in December
The resolution outlined two possible plans of action which would be
acceptable to the University. One
plan called for a medical school and
teaching hospital complete on the
campus. Such a plan would entail
the following costs:
Medical School and Institute of
Preventive Medicine $2,000,000-^2,500,000
A 500 bed teaching hospital $4,000,000
Budget for the first year of operation: $200,000.
Budget for the second year of operation: $300,000.
Budget for the third and fourth
years of operation: $400,000.
For the succeeding years the budget
would remain at $400,000 per year.
In addition to these costs it would be
necessary to guarantee the operating
deficit of the hospital.
The complete unit on the campus,
which is acknowledged to be the
best arrangement, would cost about
$6,500,000 for ronstruction and would
need a budget of $200,000 for the
first year of operation.
The alternative plan calls for the
erection of the medical school buildings on the campus and as a temporary measure to give the clinical years
in existing hospital facilities in Vancouver. The costs of construction
would remain the same i.e. about
$2,500,000, and the budgets would
remain the same, The cost of conversion of some existing hospital to
teaching purposs is not known but
it would be substituted for the cost
of a teaching hosptal.
These costs are high for medical
teaching Is the most expensive form of
education that a university can offer.
We realize that adequate financial
support does not guarantee a grade
"A" school but the lack of proper
financial support will result in a
school which will not justify its
The Legislature has already made
available $1,500,000 towards thc capital
costs of the school but the other costs
are still to be met.
For the tpast year the policy of the Pre-Medical Undergraduates Society regarding a Medical School has henn to support the plan calling for a complete unit, including a teaching
hospital, on the campus. The opinions which have led to this
policy have been steadily reinforced as time went by and as
more facts came to light.
Elsewhere on this page appear some answers to the questions why-how, where and when a Medical school should be
established at UBC. The problems discussed apply to Medical
Schools generally and to UBC's prospective school in particular. The answer are not guesswork, but are hard facts, based
on valid opinions of men dedicated to medical education.
These facts are not to be taken lightly. Considered together
they provide a sound, considered answer to any who question
the need for a UBC Medical School, or/who belittle its aims
and potentialities, or who blithely disregard the problems it
faces. Whether these facts are widely known is a moot question.
Certainly they have been given wide circulation. Individuals
and groups have been provided with this information both in
writing and in person by the better informed students.
The painful truth, however, is that too few Pre-Medical
students are themselves acquainted with the answers to the
questions which people off the campus are likely to ask. Then
how expect anyone who is not as intimately connected with
the Medical School as are the students to be intelligently aware
of the problems involved.
It is not too late for Pre-Meds on the campus to learn some
of the facts regarding a Medical School. Those who take steps
to find the necessary information will be well rewarded for their
trouble. They will have the satisfaction of knowing that the
present Medical School policy is sound and far-sighted. It envisions an institution about which a real Medical Health Centre
can be built for the benefit of everybody in this province.
With the B.C. Legislature meeting in a few weeks the need
for universal support of the stand taken by the university
becomes more manifest. But what form should that support
take? Certainly not in the form of ill-informed demanding
letters. Such letters, which betray a lack of understanding of
the problem, can do more harm than good. The situation calls for
letters, memoranda and resolutions to MLA's from active and
wel-informed individuals and organizations, supporting the
university's program on an intelligent basis.
One thing we must neither lose sight of nor let the legislature or the people of B.C. forget. We have a unique opportunity to establish a Medical School which can becme an admirable
instrument for the good and welfare of all members of the community. We must do all we can as individuals and as a group
to pre,ss for the establishment of a school which will maintain
a high standard and will justify itself to the people of the
province. —J.F.
School Site Debated
As Meds Press Drive
Experts Claim
Campus Ideal
Where should the units of the
Medical Faculty be established
so that they might best serve
their purpose^
In the opinions of the foremost authorities on Medical
Education, the best complete
unit should be established on
the University Campus. This
would call for the establishment of a 500 bed Teaching
Hospital on the campus.
This is the ideal program, ideal
since it will: Insure close association
and co-operation between the basic
science departments of the University
and the Departments of the Medical
faculty, to the common benefit of
students, graduates and research departments of both. A university
unit would also insure university
control of the Faculty, thus eliminating possible sources of friction—political,   professional   or   administrative.
Moreover, clinical instruction is
better organized about the Medical
School and the University than about
a Teaching Hospital divorced in part
from the University. The campus
teaching Hospital would be costly,
but such an establishment would
help to alleviate the dire shortage
! of hospital beds in the Vancouver
area rather than draw on the already
short supply for required study beds
From a long term point of wiew,
should be realized that the Medical
Faculty would provide a centre for
all Provincial Health and Medical
Services, and as such would be located where additional buildings can
be erected to form a compact unit,
and further, where basic science
departments already exist
In studying the case for a Medical
Faculty established in its entirety on
the campus of the University of
British Columbia, I think we should
take a lesson from the University
of Western Ontario, which is at present prparing to establish Teaching
facilities on its campus.
In the words of the president of
that University: "After 70 years of
operation of a divided faculty, we
we are taking these steps in the interests of Medical Education."
Dr. Bill Gibson Deplores Lack
Of Liberal Pte-Medical Course
Eh-. William (BUD C. Gibson,
Arts '33, and first Prsident of thc
Monroe Pre-Medical Society, outlined in an address to the Pre-
Medical Undergraduate Society
recently, "the UBC tradition in
During the course of his address
he recalled the early plans for a
medical school which Dr. Wes-
brook, UBC's first President, had
brought with him from his training
in Medicine at Cambridge and his
pioneer work in pathology at Minnesota.
Dr. Gibson considered two main
problems facing the University in
relation to the field of medicine.
1. A more liberal and less specialized B.A. degree for those proceeding to medical training, and,
2. A consideration of what, a
medical school could do for the
people of B.C., rather than what
the people of B.C. could do for
the Medical school.
It was pointed out that there is
a growing tendency in the best
medical schools in the United
States and at McGill to advise
pre-medical students not to anticipate their medical subjects while
still  in  the Arts Faculty    It  was
their only opportunity to receive
a liberal education, since the four
years of the curriculum in Medical
school were, of necessity, becoming more and more concerned
with nothing but the medical
Such a liberal education cannot
bc had at UBC today by thc premedical student who requires both
a broad coverage of the basic sciences as well as a grounding in
the humanities.
Every pre-medical student
should have an opportunity to
prpare himself in physics and biophysics, organic and physical
chemistry, biology, genetics, nutrition, psychology, sociology, philosophy, economics, history, English,
foreign languages, the classics and
Introductory courses in bacteriology, zoology, biochemistry and
physiology were useful, but the
presnt degree requirements at
UBC were such that a high degree
of specialization was demanded for
graduation, thus drastically restricting the humanities which a
student could take for credit.
"The B.A. dgrec, once tlie symbol of truly liberal education, had
come to represent to the pro-
medical student at UBC a narrow
strait jacket, utterly opposed to
the principals of a broad educational foundation prior to medical
training. Tlie responsibilities for
bringing this to official notice lay
^quarely with the Pro-Medical
Society,'"  said  Dr.  Gibson.
The speaker then passed on to a
consideration of the costs of illness to British Columbians annually, as contrasted with the
cost of a medical school. The budget for a medical faculty would
be but four percent of the liquor
taxes collected in B.O. last year,
or one-seventh of the amount
spent annually on patent medicines
by British Columbians.
The cost of mental disease in
B.C. was contrasted with that of
maintaing UBC and the value of
preventive services stressed. In
this regard a mental hygiene
clinic for UBC was a necessity and
held great hope for the future of
B.C. if all potential school teachers
were to get their training at UBC,
to include some training in child
guidance and juvenile psychiatric
eutities,   remarked   Dr.   Gibson.
The value of research  activities
in a medical school was described
as two fold: 1. As educational and,
2. As a means of adding to existing
scientific knowledge. It was from
a reservoir of such knowledge
that discoveries like insulin and
penicillin came at the hands of
prepared men. Atomic research
offers medical science many heretofore unknown opportunities of
delving into the mysteries of the
body. Practical applications have
always followed quickly fundamental advances.
It was futile, in thc opinion of
Dr. Gibson, however to expect
to come on practical applications
by chance in a busy hospital, unless the basic work was being done
as a preliminary. For this reason
a medical school on the campus
was the best assurance that medical research at UBC would eventually be able to help tlie taxpayers
of British Columbia.
In finishing his intresting and
helpful lecture, Dr. Gibson showed
two rare books sent out from
England to UBC's library by Sir
Charles Sherrington, D.M., F.R.S.,
as memorials to Dr Wesbrook, hi j
Cambridge classmate They were
"The elgancia" of Lauronlius Valla, printed in 1476, and the early
Dutch anatomy of Bidloo.
Pre-Med Elections
Set for March 3
Election of a new slate of officers
to guide Pre-medical Undergraduate
Society activities in the year 1948-49,
will be held at a special meeting in
Applied Science 100 at noon on Wednesday,  March 3.
For the positions of President, Vice-
President, corresponding Secretary,
and recording Secretary, nominations
must be in writing. Each nomination
must be signed by at least three
members in good standing of the
Pre-medical Undergraduate Society.
Nominations must be deposited at the
AMS office before 4:00 p.m. Wednes-
nesday,  February 25.
Nominations for 2nd, 3rd and 4th
year representatives should be made
as for the other offices, but will also
be accepted from the floor of the
meeting. The three representatives
elected at this meeting will also serve
as  members-at-large  on  USC.
A nominee defeated for one position
may run for the next office balloted
on without a formal nomination being submitted.
March 5
Brock Hall
Lock of Funds
Prime Drawback
When should the Medical
School be started? That is a
difficult question to answer
even after considering the other
factors involved. The fact is
that the school should not bo
expected to open until it is assured of permanency and of a
high standard of performance.
To .gain these assurances requires
planning, for which the time is definitely now. First, committments as to
capital funds and budget with which
to maintain first class standards in
teaching and in the other services
which devolve on a Medical School.
8he next step is to obtain the services of a Dean for the Faculty of
Medicine. The high qualifications
needed fo such a position demand
that care be taken in his selection.
However, once the right man is
found, certain features can be offered
him, by planning now, which would
expedite his accepting the post.
The assurance that the Medical
School has the moral and financial
backing of the University, of the
Government, and of the people of
this Province can prove to be a very
attractive feature to the man respon-
(Continued on Page 4.)
See  Legislature  Funds
This means that the
lead is actually bonded
to the wood. You can't
buy better office pencils!
And now...pre-war, real
rubber erasers arc back!
Thursday, February 19, 1948
swell if...
During the past few years, Varsity Pre-med life has been
nothing but trouble to the persistent die-hard-pre-med students
who still, even to this day, have hopes of getting into Eastern,
American, Chinese ,etc, medical schools. Life to the pre-med
has been nothing but "wouldn't it be swell if ... "
Typical of these trials and tribulations is that of PUS president Jack Faggin who, for years, has been heard to repeat,
"wouldn't it be swell if we had a medical school!" We're afraid,
though, his main piece of prose goes like this. "Wouldn't it be
swell if I could get into ANY medical school?"
Then again, Jackson isn't the only student wandering
what the future holds. Other pre-med wishes include, "wouldn't
it be swell if—everybody turned out to pre-med meetings;
all those who registered for the AMA medical test turned out;
everybody got through Chemistry 300; the buses ran on time
in the mornings; the Fall Ball was held in the Commodore;
everyone had a non-political campus view-point; we had more
copy for this issue instead of this stuff; Dave Comparelli had
more money in the MAD budget, and ad-infinitum."
Strictly speaking, an awful amount of hard work has been
done by the PUS executive this term in getting the people of the
Province educated on the why's and wherefore's of getting
a medical faculty started on the campus AT ONCE.
Campaigns, speeches, letters, briefs, radio broadcasts and
dozens of publicity means, have been used to let the people and
students know what's going on.
The only trouble is that most of the responsibility for these
gigantic undertakings falls back on the executive, who in case
you didn't know, are also taking several "snap" courses at UBC.
Honours in Bacteriology, majors in Zoology and Psychology
and a bare pass in Biology I are the ambitions of these hard
working students.
A remedy for this state of affairs would be for every pre-med
student, (all 534 at the last count) to get in and do a little work.
You must realize that the preparations undertaken now will
benefit you in the future. How about lending a hand?
"Wouldn't it be swell if everyone did!"
And so to bed.
University Senate OK's
Med School Resolutions
At a special meeting called on November 27 for the purpose
of considering the establishment of a Medical Faculty, the
Senate unanimously approved the following resolution which
were submitted by a committee set up some two years ago for
the purpose of studying the matter:
1. That the Faculty of Medicine be<^
established as an integral part of the
University of British Columbia.
2. That the establishment of a Faculty of Medicine be planned with the
ultimate objective of locating the
Faculty of Medicne as a unit on the
University campus. That in the meantime, if it is impossible to establish
it on the campus, the pre-clinical
years be given on the campus and the
clinical instruction be provided in
existing hospitals when, in the opinion of the Senate and the Board of
Governors of the University, the
facilities are considered adequate.
3. That steps be taken towards the
erection of the necessary buildings
to house the pre-medical, pre-clinical,
and other allied servics of the Faculty
of Medicine in association with other
University  faculties and facilities.
4. That the proposals for establishing an Institute of Preventive Medicine on the campus should be implemented.
The resolutions are the results of
two years investigation. These resolutions were passed on to the Board
of Governors. It now remains for
the Board to explore with the Provincial Government, City of Vancouver and the hospitals of the Vancouver and the hospitals of the Vancouver area, the possibilities of giving
effect to them, and of discovering
a means by which they can be carried out.
Doctors Probe
Effects of Colds
Small mistakes can develop into
major miseries. That, the medical
profession reminds Canadians, is particularly true in health matters.
Seemingly trivial infections may easily develop into serious diseases.
"Cold," for instance, pave the way
for a host of afflictions, such as sinusitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. The
doctors warn us that it is wise to
guard against the apparently minor
ailments, and to take prompt action
when they occur, to avert dangerous
Students Ask Aid
Of Local Schools
Throughout the province the call
has gone out to pre-meds in the
high schools, to aid in the drive for a
medical school and hospitals on the
campus of the University of British
Columbia. The response has been
fairly gratifying to date, and more
high schools are expectd to be heard
from in the near future.
In suggesting that the prospective
pre-medical students in the various
high schools form their own pre-med
societies it is hoped that a permanent
service may be set up, for supplying
these groups with up to date information on pre-medical courses of
study and requirements for entrance
into medical schools.
A High School Information Committee has been formed to handle
the details of this programme, and
plans for its executon have been
formulated and have been under
way for some months.
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and   expensive   an   organization
is a Medical School.
Another factor that must not be
overlooked is the strong attraction
which lies in the freedom and responsibility which can be offered the
future Dean in selecting the nucleus,
at least, of the staff, and in directing
the final stages of plans for the new
To ensure a good start when the
Medical School opens its doors requires:
1. Committments as to the revenues
on which the school will operate.
2. Guarantees that the facilities required for its operation on a first
class basis will be available when
3. Appointment of an outstanding
man with the qualifications required
for a Dean of a Faculty of Medicine,
4. Detailed planning as to the course
of action to be taken, when the above
has been fulfilled, without encroaching on the responsibility or freedom
of action of the Dean when appointed
1 If you happen to see a Red Sweater on some little girl
on the campus, don't accuse her of stealing it from her
Scienceman Lover because they are entitled to wear them as
full-fledged members of the Faculty of Applied Science.
They're nurses or nurses-to-be, and at present there are
17 students in first year nursing. These students have completed their first year Arts and are now spending one year
preparing for their hospital training.
Their course, like others in the Faculty of Applied
Science, are stiff. Sometimes they wonder if its "worth it"
as the mysteries of electric circuits, dogfish anatomy and
bacteria are unfolded.
However, as nursing has been their childhood ambition,
as one nurse said, "it would take more than a few exams to
stop us now".
Upon completion of their ten-
week St. John Ambulance Course
heM on tbe Campus last week 65
pre-med and nurse candidates
successfully passed their exams
and "went through with flying
colours" according to St. John
Association Officials.
litis marks the end of the second
successful year with Jack Leggatt,
St. John Ambulance instructor and
pre-med student, lecturing to the
students the finer points of basic
first aid.
Immediately after the course, 25
pre-meds and nurses launched into
the advance Industrial first aid
course to qualify for the Workmen's Compensation Board certificate to enable them to practise
first aid in lumber camps, mines
and other danger points in the
Pre-Meds Active
In'Mural Sports
Pre-Med Intramural activities have
finally clicked into high gear, although it wasn't until quite late ha
the schedule did they get the volley
ball tournament under control.
The team latchd en to a three game
win streak, every one a decisive victory. They dropped a game to a
plucky Teachers Training team who
came from far behind to win. The
Pre-Meds, still well in the running,
lost the group-semi- by a default.
So far neither the basketball or
touch football teams have suffered a
a defeat. Each team haa won the two
opening games and the way they're
fighting looks like they're going to
keep up the good work.
The Pre-Meds have entered a badminton, ping-pong and swimming
team and intend to enter the Track
and Skiing events.
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INCORPORATED   2?? MAY 1670. ITiursday, February 19, 1948
Agricultural Department
Develops Poultry Strains
Three new strains of chickens, developed during the war
by the UBC poultry men, are now being distributed from here
to poultry farms all over the world.
Prof.   E.   A.   Lloyd,   head   of   the<3>
poultry   husbandry   department,   yesterday   told   of   the   development   cf
the new strains, which are called Red-
bars, Hampbars and B. C. Whites.
conveniences   for   the   poultry   men,
Professor   Lloyd   pointed   out.   Hens
know   whic   hchickens   are   roosters
without looking at their feathers.
The   B.C.   Whites,   as  well   as   the
The Redbars and Hampbars, he said, Hampbars   ^   Re(JbarS)   haye   bmi
have been developed to make possible developed as good egg-producers and
earlier sex identification of the birds.
meat birds. But the B.C. Whites have
The clue to the sex of the young an advantage over most chickens:
Hampbars and Redbars is the color of They grow up younger. While most
their legs. and the backs of their breeds of chickens take ten weeks
necks. The baby hens have only one to mature ready for market, the B.C.
chromosone. Their shanks are dark whites take only six or seven weeks,
and they have a small white spot on "Poultry farmers can sell the chick-
their necks. The baby roosters have ens for broilers or fryers any time
two chromosomes. Their shanks are after they are six weeks old." Pro-
a lighter color and they have more fessor Lloyd said. "This means they
silver on their necks. can take advantage of the breaks in
When the Hampbars and Redbars Development of the new strains of
grow up, their sex can be determined birds began in 1939, he said. It was
by the width of the white bars on continued during the war, and now
the feathers. Hens have narrow bars, the strains have been accepted by the
Roosters have wide ones. > American    Poultry    Association    as
The bar width and shank color are standard strains.
Dutch War Bride Thinks
B.C. Rains   Like Home7
The icy wind-blown rain and the inundated lawns and sidewalks around the Campus Cupboard reminded the slender,
blonde war bride behind the coffee counter of her native Holland.
 €>'   Ten months ago Dinie Coops arrived
in   Vancouver   to   join   her   husband
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Alumni Contribute
To Student Fund
Alumni donations to the proposed
UBC student aid and scholarship fund
for income tax purposes will be approved shortly, Frank Turner, secretary-manager of the Alumni Association, said yesterday.
The official trust deed for the organization which will be set up lo
administer the fund is expected any
day from Ottawa, he added.
"Once we have our plan outlined
and our five trustees appointed, the
actual work of collecting funds can
begin," Turner said. "We hope eventually to provide financial assistance
for students on a large scale."
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Parzival, third year student in economics and political science. Theiv
story, only one of thousands of such
war romances, though as real as the
war that wrote the script, still seems
like a dream to 23-year-old Mrs. Coops.
Her husband went to Holland from
Canada before the war. When the
Germans invaded the lowlands they
imprisoned the lG-year-old Canadian
but released him because he was
under 19, the minimum age of imprisonment. He was able to avoid the
Nazis until November, 1944, when
he was again put in a concentration
Shortly after his second imprisonment he escaped and joined the Canadian army as'an interpreter.
The couple first met in a summer
camp and were later married in
January 1945, in Wuassenaar. Parting
came for the newlyweds soon after
the ceremony when Parzival left for
"When I first arrived here I was
confused and lost," Mrs. Coops said.
"The mountains and largeness of
everything amazed me but I found
eevryone so friendly and the place
so beautiful that I soon began to
feel at home."
Her English is excellent, barely
tinged with her native tongue.
"I studied English in high school
but it has been my stay here that
has given me a grasp of it," she said,
"and I'll be so glad when I lose my
accent; I get so tired of it."
She added that she enjoys her work
in the Cupboard although it is different from the dental nursing she
learned and practiced in Holland.
Unable to find a position in her field,
she has been employed in the berry
fields and at. a soda fountain since
her arrival in Canada.
"I started in at the soda fountain
on a busy Saturday night and aside
from not knowing how to fix a sundae,
a milk shake and the other things I
didn't even know what they were
because we never had anything like
that in my country," she laughed.
"However, I knew how to make
eveiything when I finished that
She enjoys her present job more
than any of the others and said that
it allows her to be ftear her husband.
The noon hour is their hour for they
have lunch together then.
Her income is the only financial
momentum the couple has because
Coops isn't eligible for DVA grants as
yet. He hopes to receive the aid soon
on the basis of his work with the
underground forces that operated with
Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery,
The former Dinie Gusserloo of the
land of tulips and dikes enjoys a new
home and a new happiness that she
once thought unobtainable. The war
that still "seems too impossible and
a bad dream" to her is never mentioned in the Coops' household at
12th Avenue and Cambie Street.
Artsmen to Elect
1948-49 Officers
Nominations for positions on the
Arts Undergraduate Society close
February 25. Elections will be held
March 3 in tlie Auditorium.
Tlie positions are as follows: President and Vice-President of the AUS
who shall either be Juniors or Seniors,
President, Vice-President and Secretary of Arts 4 who shall be Seniors,
Presidents, Vice-President and Secretary of Arts 3 who shall be Juniors
and President, Vice-President and
Secretary of Arts 2 who shall be
Sophomores. There shall also be six
members for USC who shall be in
any year.
Architects to Show
Movies Tomorrow
Three movies, sponsored by the
Architecture club, will be shown tomorrow noon in Physics 201.
Tlie films are part of a new series
of movies to be shown every Friday
by the undergraduate members of*
the club. Tomorrow's program will
Include "A Tale of New Cities," "A
Keyboard Piano Concert" and "Building a House,". The last picture shows
a prefabricated housing project undertaken in Vancouver.
The weekly programs will be open
to the public and there will be no
Rugger Squads to Play
In World Cup Contest
Emblem of English rugby supremacy on the Pacific Coast,
the World Cup, will be on the block today when the first in a
series of four international rugby games gets underway in the
stadium. The University of California Bears and the Thunderbirds are slated to kick off at 12:30 today and at 2:30 Saturday.
Famous    California   coach   Doctor^—	
Miles Hudson brought his large squad
—almost large enough to form two
fifteens—to the campus by air and
automobile yesterday. The southerners
appeared to be in top condition for
the tilts.
Blue and Gold coach Albert Laithewaite will take his Bird ruggermen to
Berkeley, California for two return
games which will determine the holder
ef the silverware for the year. California game dates are set at March
18 and 20.
Donated many years ago by sports
minded newspaper, the San Francisco
World, the trophy is currently held
by the Thunderioirds as a result of
their last year's showing. The Birds
dropped the first tilt in California,
then came back for two convincing
wins and a hard fought tie to clinch
the series.
Campus rugger fans are currently
agitating for cancellation of all afternoon lectures. A special student ticket
rate of twenty-five cents has been
announced. It is expected that the
noon hour time will attract the largest
number of spectators.
The American squad is rated as one
of the heaviest to see action on the
campus for some time, and is made
up principally of football players who
play in the coast conference during
the Fall. Stress is laid on the English
code more as a means of keeping the
men in condition than in making the
sport, a major endeavor.
However the sport is very popular
with the players and has a considerable following in the San Francisco
Coach Laithwaite will field his
strongest team of the year when his
men tackle the Golden Bears today.
Forwards will include Harvey Allen,
Barrie Morris, Al Carlyle, Keith MacDonald, and Scott Kerr.
Powerful back field of the Blue
and Gold students will be based on
last year's champion three line with
Russ Latham, Bud Speirs and Hilary
Wotherspoon meeting the Californians
Grid stars will be all over the
field. Not only will most of the Americans be familiar with the eleven man
game but the UBC scrum half Doug
Reid and speedy wlngman Don Nesbit
will also be in strip.
Big Bill Dunbar will be back in the
fullback slot.
The Bears, according to onlookers,
average around five foot eleven in
height. Said cafeteria commenter Nora
Clarke, "Whooooo!"
Tickets are on sale for both games
at the office of the Graduate Manager
of Athletics.
Game-Time Switch:
Goes at 12:30
Lectures may be cancelled for today's English rugby game between
the University of California Golden
Bears and the Thunderbirds in the
Point Grey Stadium at the new time,
12:30 p.m.
Special student rates of 25 cents
have been announced for today's fray.
A second game is scheduled for 2:30
p.m. Saturday.
page e
Thursday, February 19, 1948
DR. MILES HUDSON, a practising dentist in Berkeley, California, takes time off from business to coach the California rugger
team, a chore which he performs with no little success. Hudson
has directed the Bears to eight Southern Division Coast Conference championhips.
Bird Hoopsters to Face
Linfield Tomorrow Night
With the chips down in conference basketball, the third
place Thunderbirds are faced with the prospect of winning
the remainder of their contests or forgetting championship
hopes until another season rolls around.
As the conference stacks  up now.'y
the highflying Loggers from CPS and
the quintet from Willamette are ihe
stumbling blocks for the UBC squad.
"Will I be that tall when
I get to Fourth Year?"
There's nothing much Egbert can do
about adding inches to his height. But
there's a great deal he can do about increasing his self-confidence off the basketball floor. For there's nothing makes you feel
as if you'd just scored a basket than a good
financial reserve. And the simplest way to
build that reserve is by starting a B of M
savings account and making it work.
There's no better cure for that "worm's-
eye-view" feeling than an up-and-coming
bank account. Start your own
today. You'll like having your
head in the clouds knowing
your feet are firmly on the
ground. ^
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In a tussle here tomorrow night, the
Thunderbirds face Linfield College. If
last week's results are any indication
the Birds should have a minimum of
difficulty in winning this contest.
Saturday night, the Blue and Gold will
attempt to take over second place in
the conference when they meet the
Bearcats from Willamette in the
UBC gym.
Willamette is no pushover as they
handed the Birds a 72 to 48 drubbing
in their first meeting this season.
With Willamette determined to hang
tough to second place and the UBC
five just as determined to move up in
the standings, this game promises to
be one of the season's best spectacles.
If the Birds win tomorrow night's
and Saturday night's games, the Wednesday scheduled contest with thc
Loggers in Tacoma will determine thc
conference champion. The Thunderbirds wpn the first tussle with CPS
on the home maple, but later Logger
victories put the Birds in the role of
The weekend's headliner will feature Willamette pitted against CPS
in Tacoma. An upset by Willamette
could make the tight conference race
much more interesting to Bird fans,
but from this angle it looks like the
Loggers will win this one. In a duel
for the cellar dweller spot, the quintet
from Whitman meets the College of
Idaho Saturday night.
Soccer Tilts Slated
For This Weekend
Soccer will be the spotlightest sport
Saturday, when Varsity plays hoit to
the powerful Empire Hotel eleven in
an all-important Vancouver and District League game.
The Empires, who have several
games in hand over the league teams,
swing into action again on Sunday
against Powell River, and the outcome of these two games could throw
considerable light on Varsity's chances
of finishing up in first place.
In a second division contest at the
Powell Street grounds, UBC will be
fighting to snap their two game losing
streak at the expense of the fourth
place  Columbia  Hotel  team.
Varsity expects to be at full
strength for their tussle with tf.e
Hotelmen, with whom they have split
tw*o games earlier in the season.
Both games are scheduled to start
at 2:30.
Linfield College   ,
Lewis and Clark.
College   of   Idaho
Whitman 'College...
Pacific U   3 8 484 565 .273
W L PF PA Pet.
8 1 591 418 .889
8 2 611 494 .800
8 1 591 418 .889
4 5 474 503 .444
4 6 564 563 .400
3 8 605 673 .273
3 8 499 665 .273
UBC Golfers Begin
Tournament Sunday
UBC golfers of low and high handicap will individually take their fling
at old man par, Sunday at Peace
Portal Golf and Country club.
Transportation will be by bus. The
bus leaves the University gates at
9 a.m. Sunday, goes down 10th, 12th
and  finally  Grandview  Highway.
Those desiring transportation are
requested to stand anywhere on this
route and flag the bus.
The  tourney will begin at' 11 a.m.
From Sports Editor,
And Sports Writers
May I, as sports editor of the
Daily Ubyssey, and on behalf
■A myself and the sports staff,
etffer my congratulations to "the
successful candidates for the
offices of president of the MAD
and WAD—Bud Spiers and
Jackie Shearman, respectively.
I would also like to offer my
sympanthy to the defeated candidates Hank Sweatman, Dick
Penn and Harry Smith, as well
as Jo Castillou.
I will also say that the sports
staff of the Daily Ubyssey will
do its best to aid them in any
way possible, in the performance of their duties throughout
the coming year.
In conclusion, I again offer
congratulations to the winners
and wish them every success
in their term of office.
Yours sincerely,
Dick Blockberger,
Sports Editor
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8, little used. $5.00. Phone Dave, AL
BARNEY HARVEY, Sports Editor
Shearman, Spiers Win;
Take Narrow Victories
Jackie Shearman and Bud Spiers swept the polk, Wednesday, to capture the positions of President of the Women's
Athletic and Men's Athletic Directorates respectively.
Miss Shearman edged out Jo Castil-^
lou by the narrow margin of 322-263,
while, Spiers, on third count, took
a close victory over Harry Smith, 842-
774. Hank Sweatman was elminated
in the first count, while Dick Penn
fell by the wayside on the second.
Miss Shearman, a member of the
Women's Honorary Sorority, is twice
a member of the Big Block Club, and
was president of Ihe Women's Athletic
Association, — a position which she
successfully defended again this year.
Since the president of the WAA is
automatically the prexy of the
WAD, Miss Shearman will have the
opportunity of continuing her duties
for another year.
Bud Spiers, fourth year Aggie-
Commerce student, led the polls
throughout the balloting, and although
given a close race by Harry Smith,
managed to emerge victor in the final
Greg Kabat, coach of American
football on the campus, has requested
all players and those interested in
playing the game next year to attend
a meeting at the Stadium on Friday
at 4 pm. Spring training and other
BUD  SPEIRS —  fourth  year  Agyic
Commerce student was elected yesterday to take over the reins of MAD
in 1948-49 from retiring prexy, Dave
* * a
Physical Education major, outdistanced
the only other contestant, Jo Castillou, to retain the .presidency of WAD.
Femme Tennis Team
California Bound
For the first time in history UBC
will have a girls' tennis team to carry
its name and colors from the local
courts to the sunny land of California. The Varsity squad is made
up of some of the best racqueteers
in the province, and under the tutelage of Miss Leeming, the former
Canadian Champion, it is highly touted to beat all southern opposition.
The first match is in the field house
against the University of Washington
on March 5, and after weeks of
practice the girls are confident of a
win. It is said that anyone interested
in seeing thc girls who can do something besides sit in the cafeteria and
smoke cigarettes had better turn out.
It's free and promises to be one of
the sports highlights of the year,
a Doris
EB-l 17A


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