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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 57
AMS [Candidate Promises
OutlawisOf J'Third! Tern/
'New Council Every Year' Urged
As Candidates Wind Up Campaign
A candidate for UBC Student Council demanded Monday
that the "third term" be outlawed for members of the council
and promised to introduce the measure should he be elected.
—Daily Ubyssey photo by Danny Wallace
TWO CAMPUS QUEENS were present Saturday night at the Little Mountain "Diaper Dance."
In the center is diminutive Susan Joy Thorneycroft who took first place in the baby contest.
Congratulating the winner are her proud mother Mrs. Sam K. Thorneycroft and 1948 Mardi
Gras Queen Mary Pat Crowe who served on the judging committee.
Girl Contestants Sweep
'Diaper Derby9 Honors
Student Mass Meet Urges
Vote Be Given Nisei
Political and religious differences were replaced by harmony and singlessness of purpose Saturday when a resolution
demanding enfranchisement and full rights to employment
for British Columbia Japanese passed unanimously at a mass
meeting in the Auditorium of 700 UBC students representing
12 campus organizations.
Resolution read, in part, "Whereas
by the Canadian Citizenship Act . . .
and ... the United Nations Charter
. . . Canada is committed ... to
respect the rights and fundamental
freedoms of all without distinction as
to race, sex, language, and religion
. . .; we a group of 700 students . . .
representative of the student body of
the University of British Columbia
. . . urge that our fellow Canadians,
the British Columbia Japanese, bc
granted full rights of citizenship which
must include enfranchisement and
equal opportunity In all fields of em-
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, head of the
Department of English, told the meeting that the B.C. government's action
in prohibiting Japanese from working
on crown lands was "a symptom of a
hideous disease—racial discrimination."
In a calm, clear voice, he urged
"moderation in dealing with the problem."
"Let immoderate action come, as it
will from the other side. There are
enough moderate arguments on our
side to prove our point," he said.
"During the war, when sabotage:
was possible, the Japanese were allowed to work on Crown lands. Why
now, when there is no clanger, should
they be prohibited?" he asked.
As evidence that public opinion can
affect government action on such matters, Dr. Sedgewick cited the cafe
of three Japanese students who last
year won scholarships to UBC and
were prohibited from coming here to
take advantage of them.
"Our   past  action  on   the  Japanese   as the Japanese."
problem," Dr. Sedgewick continued,
been a blot on the province's history,
In a country where the overwhelming
majority of the people are supposedly
Christians, I do not see why we
tolerate this un-Christian action."
Dave Tupper and Frank Lewis,
speaking for the Student Progressive
Conservative and Liberal Clubs, condemned the "un-democratic" action of
the British Columbia Coalition Government with whose oompenent parties they are associated.
"I regret that the political party
with which I am associated has not
been true to democratic ideals," Lewis
Hon. Gordon Wismer, K.C., B. C.
Attorney-General and Minister of
Labour, who was to have outlined
government stand on the question,
was unable to attend because of
"pressure  of public  business."
Representatives of the Student
Christian Movement, the Varsity
Christian Fellowship, and the Newman Club were unanimous in their
opinion that discrimination against the
Japanese was "contrary to the brotherhood of man sought by Christ."
Harry Rankin, vice-president of the
Student Labor Progressive Party Club
told the meeting "that those who
urge racial discrimination should be
treated as criminals and lunatics."
Ho also asked the meeting not to
forget the other racial minorities,
"Chinese, East Indians, native Indians,
and Negoes, who are just as maltreated
Printed post cards, urging MLA's to "do all in their
power to rescind the recenty reintroduced law barring Japanese Canadians from working on Crown timber," are available at the offices of The Daily Ubyssey, and the Student
Christian Movement.
The cards protest the legislation as a basic denial of
human rights contrary to the UN Charter.
All students are invited to call at the south basement of
Brock Hall and sign one of these postcards.
With those who know the infants best, it's girl babies three
to one.
Bearing out this statement,
judges of the Daily Ubyssey's
"Diaper Derby" Saturday night
awarded three of the four
! prizes to female contenders in
a contest to pick UBC's most
beautiful baby.
j At the same time a note of irony
■' crept into the picture with the an-
i nouncement that each of the three
male adjudicators, President N. A.
M. MacKenzie, Professor S. N. F.
Chant and Professor C. W. Topping
had nominated girls for the first place
spot while the only femminine official, Mary Pat Crowe chose a boy.
a boy.
Top honours in the affair were
carried off by a petite blonde contestant, 23-month old Susan Joy
Thorneycroft. Accompanied by her
somewhat bewildered parents, Susan
was on hand at the "Diaper Dance"
to receive the first place honours.
Toddling onto the bandstand, she
gravely held hands with President
MacKenzie as he presented her wil'h
several prizes. Then, with a charm
and poise that belied her years, the
diminutive winner smiled betwitch-
ingly to the audience as flash bulbs
exploded around her.
Susan's parents, Mr, and Mrs. Sam
K. Thorneycroft were almost beside
themselves with pride and embarras-
ment but their daughter remained
cool and collected through out the
proceedings. Thorneycroft is a third
year  Mechanical Engineer.
The other three babies to receive
special mention were not at the dance
but their pictures were flashed on a
screen and then the parents were
called up to receive tlie prizes,
Second place was won by Eva Marie
McDougall,   whose   parents   Mr.   and
Mrs.   Hugh   McDougall   accepted   a-
wards from Professor Chant.
Mnry Pat Crowe, 1948 Mardi Gras
Queen, presented a gift to Mr. and
Mrs, Thiessen whose son Erie was the
only boy to place in the contest.
Fourth and last prize was given to
the parents of Carole Anne Griffiths
by Professor Topping.
The four winners were among the
211 contestants whose pictures were
considered in the contest to arouse
interest in a proposed day school at
Little Mountain Camp.
The presentation took place during
nn intermission at the 'Diaper Dance.'
Proceeds from the evening netted
$200  for the  nursery fund.
At  the beginning of the ceremony
President    MacKenzie    congratulated
the Little Mountain Council for their
efforts and wished them every success
with the venture.
National Contest
For 'Pretty Baby'
Honors Proposed
Members of the UBC Canadian
Legion think veterans here have
jhe prettiest babies in Canada,
and they're willing to prove it.
Executive members of the legion
challenged all other universities in
the Dominion to a national "Beautiful Baby" contest Monday and said
they were so confident of winning
that they would even suggest a
board of judges picked exclusively
from the east.
Among the judges suggested
were Prime Minister Mackenzie
King, a bachelor, John Bracken,
M. J. Caldwell and other notables.
Harry Curran is tlie third
candidate to enter the race for
AMS treasurer. His platform
is based on "impartiality" and
"independence from all political parties."
Press Women
Extend Invitation
To Budding Writers
Canadian Women's Press
Club has extended a special
invitation to university students interested in writing to
attend their award Presentation
and Reception to be held this
year in Vancouver.
Highlight of the evening will be
the presentation of the Club's award
for writing excellence to Mrs. Marg-
ret Ecker Francais, prominent Vancouver  free-lance writer.
The surprise attack on council members who hold office for more than
two terms came from Paul Plant,
candidate for Alma Mater Society
treasurer, while all candidates for
president and treasurer were on the
platform for last-minute election appeals.
Plant's demand for a "third tern"
ban was aimed directly at his major
opponent in the council elections,
Jerry Macdonald, for two years the
Literary and Scientific Executive
representative on council and now a
candidate for treasurer.
Plant told the sparse auditorium
audience that council members should
no longer remain in office "simpty
because they like their job,"
He urged the election of "11 new
council members" every year.
With a completely new panel every
year, he said, council would offer
more "freedom of expression" and
training in leadership.
In direct opposition to Plant's plea
for a "clean slate" on council is
Macdonald's major plank—a call for
"continuity" in the student legislature.
Macdonald was seconded by Bob
Wilson, who told the election meeting
that only five councils In 32 years
had failed to include members serving second and third terms.
Wilson termed Macdonald "honest,
hard-working and reliable" and cited
his long record of student activity on
the campus, a career that includes
two terms on council as president of
the Literary and Scientific Executive
Under Macdonald's regime, Wilson
said, the "artists series" concerts at
UBC had been increased from three
to 12 a year, and five symphony concerts had been arranged for the campus.
With a dramatic entrance, law student Tom Fisher introduced candidate Harry Curran, Flourishing a
12-page prepared script which he said
er tolled the virtues of Curran, Fisher
threw it to the floor, declaring he
would be as Curran is "concise."
Curran told the meeting he would
bring to the council "maturity, Integrity, experience and impartiality."
He was backed by no political group
or campus faction, Curran said.
AMS MeetingTo Decide
IUS Affiliation Today    '
Student's Council anticipates a quick decision on the question of affiliation with the International Union of Students at
today's AMS meeting, according to Grant Livingstone.
Today's meet will be held at 12:30,
on the Arts Lawn if the weather is
I fine,  Livingstone said.    Should wea-
i ther conditions be  poor the meeting
I will take place  in the Gym,
|     Affiliation   of   the   National   Feder-
1 ation of Canadian University Students
with IUS will be the main  item on
today's   agenda.    It  was  the  subject
of a special AMS meeting on January
23, but lack of time prevented a decision  being reached,
Livingstone indicated Monday that
no complaints of lack ol: information
concerning the question of affliation
would  be considered legitimate  .
"Student Council's resolution is
based entirely on reports of Canadian
observers at Prague," he said. "Three
of them represented NFCUS there
last summer."
Council's   resolution    calls   for   ap-
Two Ex-Officers
Vie For Post
Of President
Whichever way the variable
political winds may blow on
Wednesday, UBC students will
find themselves with a former
army lieutenant as student
That's the one thing sure in the
turbulent political campaign that will
wind up at the polls when UBC students decide between one of two ex-
army officers for president of the
Alma Mater Society.
Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m at several voting stations
throughout the campus. At the same
time, students will choose a new
treasurer from among three canddiates
Jerry Macdonald, Paul Plant and
Harry Curran,
In the windup of presidential campaigning Monday, supporters of the
two aspirants turned the University
Mall into a racous, circus-like sideshow. In the UBC auditorium, however, the candidates presented a more
sober note as they made last-minute
appeals for support.
A lengthy record of student service in councils of the Canadian
Legion and Science faculty furnished
the platform for former school teacher
Dave Brousson.
His seconder, Ralph Heune, told
students that Brousson had "kept
clear of all political ties" and had
been instrumental in obtaining married quarters for student veterans
at Acadia, Little Mountain and Sea
Brousson pledged support to UBC's
"open house" in 1948 and promised
a program to bring the National Federation of Canadian University Students "alive."
Brousson's adversary, Dave Williams, also presented a platform
planked with a lengthy -record of
diverse student activity.
He is the holder to two tennis
championships, for three years a first
class student, the organizer of radio
debates at UBC and orginator of
travelling debating teams to the U.S.
He was twice a McGoun Cup debater and at present sits on the executive of the Literary and Scientific
Executive, council for all campus
Williams told students he wished to
foster "healthy and keen" competition among university groups "but
not that competi oitnthat leads to
He would seek, he said, to "ease
the friction between Tlie Daily Ubyssey and Student Council, since continued friction between the two is
an unhealthy sign."
proval of the NFCUS-IUS affiliation | year-old  Tommy  Foley,   plays
for a provisional period of two years.! .      Tln_ .     ,     .       ,       .     ...
A „ , »Tr.r>TTo *   *i     • i       .i lor  UBL students in the Audi-
Adherence of NFCUS to the internal- \
ional organization beyond that period   torium  tomorrow   at  12:30  un-
is dependent on the willingness of the   def  thfi  ampices  of  the Mugic
latter to rid itself of political partisanship.
Appreciation Club.
Fifth Poll Booth
Eases Congestion
Congestion at the polls will be re-
icved in Wednesday's AMS elections
by tlie addition of a new polling station in the Armouries, Returning Officer Bill McKay announced Monday.
Under the new system Law and
Commerce Students will vote in the
Brock, Aggies in the Agriculture
foyer, second, third and fourth year
Arts in the Auditorium foyer, first
year Arts and first and second years
Applied Science in the Armories, and
other years Science in the Applied
Science building, Home Ec, Nursing
Physical Education and Teacher
Training students will cast their ballots in the Auditorium. PAGE 2
Tuesday, February 3, 1948
The Daily Ubyssey
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Published  throughout the university year  by  the Student Publications Board ol   im    Alma  Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia
• » •
Bditorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial   staff   of   The   Daily   Hhvssey   aj\ri   not   necessarily
those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the Universit-
Offices in Brock Hall. Phone: ALma 1624
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GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,   Tore   Larssen;   Features   Editor,   Geoige   Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR — Charles Marshall
ASSISTANT EDITORS: Les Armour, Doug Murray-Allan
Decision of the Department of Lands to
place the question of Japanese on Crown
Lands in the hands of the Legislative Assembly is the only sweet note in a symphony
of governmental discords.
Seldom has any piece of governmental
procedure aroused such a storm of controversy no't only among the voters of British
Columbia but throughout Canada. It is
hoped that the MLAs will squash this hyra-
headed piece of legislation before it becomes
Divorcing the whole plan from its implications of racial prejudice there still remains
the difficulty of precedent. It takes but
little imagination to see how much discriminatory procedure could be extended to include
any racial or religious minority a pressure
group saw fit to persecute.
No »ne was more aware of the implications of the bill than the students of UBC.
They showed their determination to prevent
its enforcement in a dozen different ways
and each time there was unanimity amongst
the political clubs, study groups and faculties
that was a pleasure to see.
It is sometimes discouraging to note how
important political questions come in for little
or no discussion amongst the general body of
students. They are relegated to consideration amongst a few political clubs, tabled and
forgotten, It is time students became more
interested in pragmatic politics rather than
the idealistic bantering of ideologies.
The Japanese question is as important
to British Columbians as the Negro difficulty
is to the people of the southern States. If we
can solve it without the prejudice and bloodshed that has characterized negro legislation
in the States we will have taken a great step
toward establishing better racial relations.
Forms are available in The Daily Ubyssey office protesting the government's discrimination against Japanese lumber workers.
Students are invited to fill them out and mail
them to their district MLAs. In this way we
can take an active part in erasing a blot from
B.C.'s political record.
Test Cases
It is rather difficult to be a columnist on
a university newspaper. There's the matter
of subject for instance. What are university
students interested in? Should an off-campus
topic be sude. Wheh the columnist has finally
answered these questions and many others
like them to his own satisfaction, he knows
that whatever subject he does end-up with,
he will not be able to do it justice.
Take this business about the ban on Japanese in the B.C. woods. Everyone has been
talking about Japanese for the past week
and there certainly are many things to be
said on the subject. Nice words like tolerance
and brotherly love. Not so nice words like
race-discrimination and hate. The words are
there and waiting. Now all that has to be
done is that they be tied together in a logical
But something more than logic is required. The mere ability to string words
together in grammatically-correct appeals to
reason is not enough. If it were, the need for
these words would not be evident. That is
where the columnist's problem arises. He
knows as he gropes for ideas that he cannot
successfully appeal > for the elimination of
hate and race dicrimination on the basis of
reason and logic and so he must of necessity
figure out a way to twist words and make his
appeal to the emotions. It is a difficult task
because the man who feels that discrimination
and hate of one's fellow citizens is wrong has
usually come to his conclusion as the result
of careful reasoning.
The logical answer to the accusation that
'the dirty Japs will work for less than a
white man' is that in most cases the Japanese
is working for a whiteman. It could be pointed
out that many whites have worked for sweatshop wages but that when they did, loud and
violent public reaction bettered their lot. No
one bothers to protest that the employer is
paying the Japanese low wages. Instead tlie
'Dirty Jap' is damned because he accepts the
wages because he must eat.
That is part of the logical answer.
When he gives this answer, the reasonable man can expect a retort that goes something like this: Would you want your sister
to marry a Jap?
At this point, because he is only human,
the reasonable man would probably fume
slightly ?nd reply, "Not while there are jack
asses like yourself around to make her life
After he regained his control he would
patiently explain that toleration is not synon-
omous with marriage and that choice of mate
is up to the individual,
Intermarriage, because it does not involve
bread and butter, is a relatively minor point
at present and so it is skipped over lightly.
The columnist goes on to deal with the more
serious plaint that the Japanese do things
to well. They run their stores and their farms
so efficaciousy that white men cannot compete, it is said.
The defender of the minority, with sweet
logic and bitter irony, can only say that of
course some do just that. The reason, he
maintains, is that there are many Japanese
operating corner grocery stores that would
have been doctors, or lawyers, or dentists,
if they had been white. Because they were
not acceptable to the medical schools of this
country they are making a living as best
they can. There are different levels of intelligence in both white and yellow races.
If the man of yellow color is held down because of his color and as a result must compete with white men of a lower intellectual
level than his own that is certainly not the
fault of the man who is yellow in color. If
he was granted an equal opportunity he would
be in his rightful place in society competing
with his equals.
Those are the words all done-up in a
logical pattern. I personally have used them
on many occasions, used them in the same
order. I felt that they were logical stepping
stones to a reasonable conclusion. For that
reason I have set them down here.
Those who think as I do will read them
and feel gratified that their own sentiments
have been given the added weight of having
appeared in print. They will nod their heads
and say to themselves that that guy Wasserman is not so dumb after all and they will
go on thinking the way they do.
And of those who disagreed.
How the feeling of inadequacy takes hold
for I know that it has been in vain. I know
that nothing I have written will have changed
their views one bit. I will always feel frustrated because, perhaps, if I had more skill
with words I would have been able to appeal
to their emotion and, in that way, reach the
origins of their thoughts.
Candidates whose names will appear on the AMS ballots tomorrow present here their nomination
platforms. Only those seeking the
offices of president and treasurer
will stand for election (his week.
Here  are   their  platforms:
For President
David Brousson
If elected to the presidency of
the Alma Mater Society, I pledge:
1. Active furtherance of the
Gymnasium and Medical School
2. Emphasis on student public
relations to develop a province-
wide understanding of our University, and to foster an employer
consciousness of our graduates.
3. Active support to President
Harwood of NFCUS, to show leadership to the other Canadian Universities, and to further the excellent aims of NFCUS. »
4. Further development of the
Undergraduate Societies Committee info a rival part of AMS administration, through leadership,
co-operation,   and   motivation.
5. Encouragement of activities
such as the Joint Pep Board, to
build a real "University of British
Columbia" spirit.
6. Full publicity to all Council
discussions and decisions.
7. The best and most efficient
administration I can give to the
Alma Mater Society, free from
impartialities and politics of every
• • •
David Williams
Council must be the representative of all the diverse campus activities. By co-ordinating them, and
by promoting strong student loyalty, Council, in the coming years
of a declining enrolment must
work for increased stature of UBC.
I promise full support to:
1. Promoting co-operation between all faculties and easing
friction between Council and The
2. Revitalization of USC and vi-
talization of NFCUS.
3. Early building of the War
Memorial Gymnasium.
4. Making the province conscious of its university through
full spport of the athletic programme, and Open House.
5. Bringing representative students from high schools throughout
the province in order to acquaint
them with university life.
As I have no committments,
business or otherwise, I could devote a maximum of time to the
exacting job of the presidency.
For Treasurer
Paul Plant
For the past year I have been
serving as treasurer of the Men's
Athletic Directorate. This organization cont'rols it's own finances,
apart from Student Council help.
My platform consists of several
points, namely:
1. Better disbursement of funds
for student clubs.
2. Prevention of a candidate
standing for election for a third
term on the Students' Council
3. Introduction of a freshman
assistant to the treasurer, in order
to supply capable candidates for
future positions.
4. More efficient staging of the
Fall Ball. (Last year it lost money
in spite of a full house.)
5. Action on the War Memorial
6. A   new   financial   set-up   for
« • »
Harry A. Curran
I am running for the office of
treasurer on a platform of non-
partisanship and impartiality. I am
not sponsored by any of the political parties or pressure groups on
the campus, but by friends who,
on the basis of my past experience
and performance and my present
ability, believe me capable of discharging the duties of treasurer of
the Alma Mater Society.
I pledge myself to full support
of and continued interest in, every
worthwhile group or movement on
the campus; to do my utmost to
ensure the fair and equitable disbursement of the funds of the
Alma Mater Society; to make
every effort to secure the greatest
benefit for the greatest number of
students; and generally, to discharge the duties of treasurer efficiently and safeguard student
Continued on Page 3
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at 4262 Cambie St. Program: business
conversation and dancing.
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—Photo by Neil Macdougall
A FLICK OF A FINGER and you've got control tower," F. O. "Red" Hazlett tells Leslie
Mock, UBC student cadet, as the pair, give a listen over the radio controls of an RCAF Canso
Reporter Sits In On RCAF
'Familiarization Flight'
I took a very quick trip across the campus Saturday afternoon.
"So what!" I hear you complaining, "I do that after every
But maybe you'll read another paragraph or two when I
tell you I made the trip in about the time it takes a choice bit
of gossip to pass from one sorority table to the next.
Canso Aircraft and Veteran Pilots
Of course I had the help of a
twin-engined    Canso    aircraft
giving UBC student cadets
who will enter the RCAF upon
with a veteran Air Force pilot graduation    from    university,
at the controls.
these days.   These are the boys
No, I didn't go up on a secret getting aircraft or radio controls
commission to test Eversharp ! in their hands and commission-
pens at high altitudes. I just ed officers' stripes on their
sat in on one of the "familiar- cuffs—if they meet Air Force
ization flights"  the Air Force  requirements.
Eight Wide-Eyed Passengers
Marg Scott Heads
Phrateres Council
Marg Scott, second year Arts student, has been elected president of
All-Phrateres for next year, Phrateres
council has announced.
Other executive positions are:
Vice-president, Eileen Moyls; Corresponding secretary, Anne Carney;
Sub-chapter chairman, Shirly Mann-
img; Social Service Convenor, Norah
Moffat; Treasurer, Elizabeth Wall;
Recording Secretary, Betty Sayce;
Publicity representative, Novia He-
ON THE QUAD By Howie Doy
Polygamy Is No Solution
Declares Pretty Co-ed
"Polygamy," declares Margery Millican, a member of the
Church of England, "definitely will not solve the divorce prob
lem in our country."
The world was blessed with Margery
as recently as 1929 and Trail, B.C. has
the honour of being her home town.
Down for her first year at UBC, Meir-
gery finds the people very nice and
I think myself that the latter might
have something to do with Margery's
blue eyes and blonde curls. As for
men, Margery has a preference for
the conversationalist and looks don't
matter too much. A member of the
Outdoor Club and the Musical Society,
Margery enjoys as further entertainment, watching athletics.
"The matter of drinking and smoking is a matter of individual choice,"
declared Margery, 'but is best done
in moderation The girls on the campus are smoking too much and are
consequently marring their feminine
Just case any of you peasants get
some time off this summer, Margery
will be back in Trail working and
looking forward to getting back to
her Alma Mater.
"■-\>o l.v  ir'noLo Dy Jack Law
Chapel Hour. 12:45 to 1:45 Wednesday
at Union College Chapel. Speaker,
Rev. Maurice Murphey. IVCF Secretary. Subject—"God's Alternative
to Drunkeness."
New Program Setup
Begins Friday
First in a series of Friday afternoon
programmes to be presented by the
Special Events Committee will be a
recital by Barton Frank, cellist and
John Avison, pianist this Friday at
3:3C in the Auditorium.
In co-operation with the University
Fine Arts Committee, the Special
Events Committtee have planned interesting events for each Friday aft-
tcrnoon, at 3:30. In addition the Fine
Arts Committee are planning other
displays which will be held on Fridays.
Barton Frank, appearing this week,
was   brought   from   Philadelphia   by
Jacques Singer as first cellist for the
Vancouver Symphony.
On Friday, February 13, Ernest
Adams, well-known Vancouver baritone, recently on tour in the western
provinces, will appear in the Auditorium.
Fourth Vancouver Symphony Concert will be presented February 20,
while the fifth and last in this series
will be on March 19.
Emanuel Zetlin, for 13 years concert master of the Metropolitan Opera
Company and now head of the department of music, University of
Washington, will present a violin
recital February 27.
On March 5, the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra will give
a concert in exchange for our Musical
Society presentation of "Robin Hood,"
on the Washington campus.
Peter S  Mathewson
803 Royal Bank Building
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Thumbing our noses at superstition,
13 of us took off from an RCAF runway at Sea Island Saturday for a
one-hour cruise over a sizeable area
of the lower mainland. Aboard the
plane were five air crewmen and
eight wide-eyed passengers.
Six of the civilians were boys who
may don the blue uniform in a year
or two as Permanent, Non-Permanent
or Reserve members of the RCAF.
Photographer Neil Macdougall and I
completed the passenger list.
Flt.-Lt. F, C. Kruger, DFC, DFM
let the earth slip away from us very
smoothly, and just thirteen minutes
later we had passed over Ladner and
were inspecting the tiny wooden
strand of wharf that juts out from
White Rock.
What with the broad view we got
through ' the glassed twin turrets in
the tail compartment, I could see
why our Boeing-made, amphibious
"kite" was so efficient in reeonnais- [
sance during the war and so effective'
in air-sea rescues at all times.
At White Rock we noticed a little
white speck frantically flitting back
and forth. That was Macdougall's
reward for a previous letter to his
parents in the border town. He'd
told "Mother" he might be dropping
over in a few minutes, and now
"Mother"    was    signalling    back    by
Soon our zig-zag, 110-knot cruise
brought us to Point Roberts, where
we swung around to head for Point
Campus Resembles Moil Order Coupon
A low ceiling kept us ranging between a mere 1000 and 1500 feet.
From that distance we could easily
scan the tidy little farms and buildings that were painted flat against
the landscape below. Every time we
nudged the 1500-foot mark, the ground
sliding along below us disappeared in
a sea of driving rain.
Losing altitude again, the pilot
would give us glimpses of bald, dingy
mudflats and, here or there on the
land, clumps of frail featherdusters,
which in iipality were small forests
of sparse trees.
On the campus, Union College sat
a   dignified   distance   from   the   flat,
white buildings of more recent years.
Cutting across the grounds were rows
of huts which looked like nothing
more than magnified views of the serrated dots around a mail order coupon.
As we circled over the campus I
dropped a tear or two of sympathy
for what I bleieve was a group of
students standing at a bus stop,
patiently waiting for the B.C. Electric
to move them off the campus
In a few moments UBC had slid
far behind us, and our plane was
dropping back onto the landing strip
(Continued   from   Page
Jerry Macdonald
As a candidate for AMS Treasurer, I submit the following for
your endorsation.
1. To assist in the formulation
of general council policy and decisions with my previous council
experience as a background.
2. To supervise the disbursement
of student funds so as to further
all worthwhile student activities.
3. To secure all possible institutional discounts on purchases.
4. To further streamline the
AMS office facilities to increase
services to the student body.
5. To increase use of the Treasurer's Committee to further specialize the following aspects; Purchases, Inventories, Merchandising,
Sales, Advertising and Budget perusal,
6. To ensure maximum and fair
use of the Pass System with the
help of a committee representing
al phases of student activity.
7. As a member of the War Memorial Gymnasium Committee, ensure commencement of construction this year.
8. As chairman of the Open
House Committee, carry forward
plans already laid for our most
successful Open House yet, in
Out of the moist, brown soil come the vital needs of life. There is food
for living in Canada, a surplus for export to starving countries where it is urgently
needed. As an industry, farming ranks second in British Columbia. In 1939,
B.C. produced food to the value of 4J{ million dollars. The 1916 value was 112
million dollars—a tremendous contribution to the world's health and
■i participant in lliis thriiing industry,
Shanuhan's supply insecticides, feed concentrates, and suit lo farming needs. The
progress anil grouth of agriculture helped
lo inspire ihe growth of Shanahan's—
four-fold since l<):i(>.
VANCOUVER       «       CALGARY      •      SASKATOON       •      WINNIPEG PAGE 4
Tuesday, February 3, 1948
from the sidelines . . .
... by Dick Blockberger
American football has once again stepped into the campus
limelight, only this time it is the coach rather than the team
which is facing the audience. It seems that Greg Kabat's contract with the MAD expires this Spring, and the possibility of
the contract being renewed is extremely remote.
It is not the purpose of this column to discuss the pros and
cons of Kabat as a coach, or to be committed to either side of
the controversy. It is the purpose of this column, however, to
stir up a little controversy of its own. At the present moment,
Kabat is receiving the sum of $800 per year in return for his
services as head football coach on the campus. When this is
compared with the salary of even a Bellingham high-school
coach, the sum, to say the least, looks rather ridiculous.
The point we would like to make is simply this. Irregard-
less of whether Kabat or some other coach handles the Birds,
let us at least pay him a salary which is somewhere in line with
his services. American football can become the major sport on
the UBC campus, but only' if we can pack the stadium for every
game; and before we can do this, it's necessary to have a sharp
team, and a sharp coach. Sure it means a gamble. If we raise
the salary of the coach, we are gambling that the receipts from
next season's games can pay for the increase. In our opinion,
we can and should pay the football coach a sum far larger than
the measly $800 he is receiving at the present moment.
If worst came to worst, and the Administration could not
see fit to carry out such a step, then let us by all means withdraw from the American football setup. Let us admit that a
school of 9,000 students cannot, or will not, support a football
team. Let us point to the College of Idaho, with a total enrolment of approximately 500, and say "They can, but we can't."-
Let us admit that we have no school spirit, and stick to playing
tiddleywinks, or some other inexpensive sport. But by no
means should we have the gumption to take a gamble and hire
a coach at a decent salary — that's asking too much. Or is it?
How actually do you feel towards the situation? Should
we or should we not raise the salary of our football each?
A Tribute
It is about time that Bobby Haas, starting centre of ,,ho
UBC Thunderbirds received a pat on the back for the bran;!
of sportsmanship ha has consistenty displayed on the basketb.ill
courts. Haas is one of the cleanest players on the courts, and
at the same time remains one of the leading sharpsters of the
team. When Jackson Winters, a colored player on the Portland
squad, was banished from the floor on personals Friday night,
Haas held up the game for a few minutes while he trotted we*1
to the Pilots bench, and shook hands with the offending player.
Such displays of sportsmanship and clean play are what make
or break a game with the fans, and Haas deserves only credit
for the high grade of sportsmanship he has shown — not only
Friday night, but in every game in which he has played.
SQwfflAfama V SwmUmia
CKDAR   1611
Vancouver, B.C.
Yesterday Paul Plant reported
that the treasury of the MAD
had lost only $17.00 in American Football this year. This is
a savings of approximately
$2500 over last year. Paul Plant
is currently running for the
position of Treasurer of the
'Birds Surprise Portland;
Take Two From Pilots
Displaying the speed, fire, and accuracy of shooting that is characteristic of a first-rate
basketball club, the UBC Thunderbirds won both of their weekend games against the Portland
Pilots, 64-54 Friday night and 55-47 Saturday.
A team that was reputed to be one
of the toughest to meet the Birds this
Thunderbirds, UBC Win
Weekend Rugger Games
Not to be outdone by their brother fifteen Thunderbirds,
who blanked Rowing Club in a campus exhibition 11-0, the
UBC rugger squad smothered the league leading North Shore
All-Blacks, Saturday, at Brockton Oval, and moved into second
place in the Tisdale Cup standings by virtue of their 16-0 win.
For  the  first  time  in  three  starts $ •	
the Birds displayed some of the form
that  led  them  to   the
league for three years.
head   of  the
Hockey Quintette
Drops Another One
New Westminster Cubs racked up their second straight win
over the rapidly declining UBC
Thunderbirds ice hockey team
out at Queen's Park on Sunday.
The score was 5-2.
The game opened slowly, with UBC
holding a slight edge in play, but
the Cubs were the first to score, when
Horb banged in a pass from Kirk, at
the fifteen minute mark. Previously,
Koch had fanned on a set-up from
The second period was scarcely 2-
minutes old when Horb and Kirk
combined for a pair of goals. The
first came at the two minute mark,
with Kirk finishing the play, and 15
seconds later, the procedure was reversed, when Horb tipped in Kirk's
The Cubs made it 4-0 when Barkley
took Maguire's passout and pushed it
behind House.
UBC managed to garner two goals
within a minute late in the sandwich
session, when Berry took a pass from
Kirk's stick and spoiled Milne's shutout. Young then took Berry's pass
from the face-off and rapped in the
last of the student's goals.
Cubs added their last tally in the
third canto, when Wright scored on a
pass from Kirk, who gathered three
assists and scored one goal for his
afternoon's effort.
Opening the scoring early in the
first half the students controlled the
play from first to last. Russ Latham
broke away from near centre and
lateralled to Stan Clark, who crossed
the line for three points. Hilary
Wotherspoon split the posts for the
The red shirted Rowers held the
Blue and Gold stalwarts for the rest
of the half, but Dougie Reid dodged
through a mob of players on a one
yard lineout and slipped the oval
to Al Carlyle for the score.
The 'Birds poured on the heat in
the last quarter of play and dependable Hart Crosby set up a pass for
Don Nesbitt, who while subbing for
injured wingman Wotherspoon, made
no mistake and ended the scoring at
At Brockton Oval the North Shore
All-Blacks saw their chances for
winning the Tisdale Cup fade as a
fighting UBC fifteen outplayed and
outscored them by 16 points. The All-
Blacks, with no more games to play,
are just one point ahead of the students in the race and the campus
victory leaves the UBC-ites as favorites to clinch the series next week.
Scoring was handled by Darrell
Popham, who made good two conversions, and Joe Pegues, Harry Mark.
Doug Knott and Doug Homer-Dickson
ran over tho line for four tries,
making the final tally  16-0.
The twin victories leave the two
campus teams as strong contenders
to win over Victoria and Ex-South
Burnaby next week.
Tuesday, February 3—
Gym—Phys. Ed. B vs. Kappa Sigma B
F. H.—Kappa Sigma A vs. Forestry A
F. H.—Phi Gamma Delta vs. Chi Sigma Chi
Wednesday, February 4—
Gym—Pharmacy vs. Mad Hatters
Touch Football
Tuesday—Termites vs. Legion
Pharmacy vs. 1st yr. Engineers
Wednesday—Phi  Delta  Theta  vs.   Beta  Theta  Pi
Kappa Sigma vs. Alpha Delta Pi.
CPS Loggers Here
For Midweek Tilt
With Thunderbirds
Conference leading College of Puget
Sound Loggers will battle with the
UBC Thunderbird basketball team this
Wednesday night on the UBC maple
After beating the University of
Portland Pilots last weekend in both
games, the Birds will have tcgaine.l
some of their confidence that they
lost on their last road trip south of
the border.
Though the Birds will he without
the services of Bobby Scarr, v/ho is
out with blood poisoning, and also
Ried Mitchell who has water v the
knee, Big Gord Selman will be back
in the Bird lineup.
Coach Johnnie Helnricks who coached the Loggers to third place in last
year's conference standings, and also
is with the Loggers for his third year,
will bring 10 returning lettcrmpn with
tills year's aggregation.
Game begins at 8:00 Wednesday
night and tickets are now available at
the office of the Graduate Manager
of Athletics, Luke MoVls. '
Halftime Display
Livens Bird Game
Proceedings at the Saturday night
basketball game between the Portland
University Pilots and the UBC Thunderbirds were enlivened by the presence of the UBC military band. Under
the direction of Arthur' Delamont, the
boys entertained the crowd with
march selections.
A group of second year Physical
Education students put on a display
on the trampoline at half time.
Bouncing to the music of the band,
the Phys Ed boys put on quite a
display. The group composed of Kennedy, Hanson, Taylor, and Drascue
aided a almost realistic drunk into the
act at the end,
Dave Brousson
AMS President
a big man (or a bis job
Campus Xl's Split
In Weekend Soccer
Battling out from under an early
two goal deficit, Varsity took a 3-2
V and D Soccer League decision from
South Hill in the drizzling rain at
Powell Grounds on Saturday, On the
campus, the win-hungry UBC XI
dropped a bitterly contested battle of
the goal tenders, bowing to Columbia
Hotel 2-1.
Howie Oborne climaxed a hardworking performance by drilling the
winning goal for Varsity with a scant
Ave minutes remaining, after Stu
Todd and Gord Sheppard had cut
down the South Hill lead.
Repeatedly brilliant saves by the
South Hill goalie kept the score down
as Varsity took almost complete control of the play. Todd's goal came
just before half time, and Sheppard
tied the score late in the second half
on a play started by center forward
Ivan Carr.
UBC played shorthanded for most
of their tussle with the Columbia
Hotel, Murdo McLeod being forced
out, of the game with a wrenched
knee. Ted Woodruff bagged the only
goal for the Blue and Gold crew.
Varsity's win boosted them into a
four point lead over Collingwood,
who took over second place with a 2-1
win over North Burnaby. Varsity
travels up tho coast this weekend for
a game with the "last place Powell
River Club, while UBC meets Grand-
view Legion at Grandview Park.
year, the Pilots showed some excellent
form at times. Though there was
not a lot of height among the Portland
crew, they seemed to make very good
use of what height they did have
as the lanky colored boy, Jackson
Winters, snared rebounds for tbe
The Pilots featured fast, sharp passing under the bucket, a twin safeiy
man system on all foul shots? and a
smart relay play for bringing die ball
up on defensive foul shots. Chinese
boy, Fred Lee, displayed some fast
and pretty dribbling and ball handling.        »
In the Friday night game, the Birds
took a slim 12-8 lead half way through
the first canto only to lose it minutes
later. With 12 seconds to go, Pickell
put the Pilots ahead 26-25. Coming up
fast on the next play, Bobby "Hopper"
Scarr fired a one-hander and then
snagged the rebound to score for the
Birds and give them a 27-26 edge as
they left the floor.
It was a spirited Pilot squad that
hit the floor after the breather as they
went ahead to take a 40-34 lead over
the Birds. But then with some nine
minutes of playing time left in the
game, Long John Forsyth came through
with an extended pivot to tie the
game at 42-42. Seconds later Bill Bell
scored a lay-up to put the Birds out
in front.
From here on in it was a fighting,
driving UBC club that held the lead
right down to the wire. Two Portland
men, Holden and centre Winters left
the floor on five personals, Winters
leaving with only one second left
to play.
Bobby Haas, with 17, and Nev Mun-
roe, with 15, led the UBC scoring
list while Leo Grosejaques secured 17
for the Pilots.
Pat McGeer led the Birds .to victory
Saturday night as he scored a big 23
markers for the UBC aggregation.
However it was the Pilots who took
an early lead and held a definite edge
on play through most of the first hV.f.
In fact at one point the Birds were
down 16-8.
With about two minutes left in the
first half, McGeer scored on a lay-up
and then a foul shot to knot the
score at 21 all. Seconds later Harry
Kermode missed a fast lay-up only
to tip his own rebound in and the
Birds led 23-21. Fred Lee scored a
foul shot as the teams left the floor
at the half, Birds leading 23-22.
In the second half, Pat McGeer
opened for the Birds with a pretty
one-hander. After that the Pilots lead
at only one point in the game and
then by a 31-30 margin. Nev Munroe
played hard, fighting ball for the
Birds as he snagged rebound after
Bobby Haas aided team mate McGeer by gathering 12 points for the
Birds in the Saturday game. The
trio of Grosjaques, Devich, and Winters scored 39 of the Pilots 47 points
for the evening. Dave Campbell left
the floor on five fouls in the second
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