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The Ubyssey Nov 7, 1946

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No. 10
FALL BALL CHORUS     DVA Discloses Tim Buck Invited
Policy Change j   Speak Tuesday
DVA asks all veterans on  the I *7
Beauties Create Furor;
U of T Enters Contest
UBC Preliminary Judging
Held Tuesday In Armory
—Ubyssey Photo by Pat Worthington
CURVES AND COSTUMES—Chorus of the B.C. School
of Dancing, which will provide the floor show at the annual
Fall Ball this evening in the Commodore. Entire proceeds from
this function will he donated to the War Memorial Drive by
Mr. Nick Kogos, manager of the Commodore Cabaret. Proceeds from the sale of corsages will also be donated by Mrs.
<J. A. Whiting of the Point Grey Flower Shop.
Two New Scholarships
Open To Women Grads
Two scholarships for women, announced by the Registrar's office for this year, are the Canadian Federation of
University Women's Travelling Scholarship for $1250 and
the Junior Scholarship for $850.
____.^_^__——-— The travelling scholarships are
Architects flan
Vancouver architecture and
town planning will be studied this
term by the recently formed Ar-
chrtectual Club through a series
ot guest speakers and instructional
The club hopes to stimulate in
the province a wider understan-
ing of, and interest in, architecture and town planning. In this
connection a series of community
projects have been arranged.
Permanent location of the club
will be in a West Mall hut now
nearing completion.
Executive of the club now includes: Rex Raymer, president;
Harold Charlesworth, vice-president; Prank Barkes, Secretary, and
Stewart Wilson, treasurer.
Adaskin Conceits
en To Students
The two Sunday evening Concerts to be held November 10 ana
November 24 in the Main Lounge
Brock Hall, by Professor Harry
Adaskin violinist, and France:
Marr, pianist, will be free to the
entire student body and to the
faculty arid staff.
-•.The ejticerts will feature man}
of* the forms of musical composition outlined during the Professor's
series of lectures. They wiill commence at 8:30 p.m.
Nera Clark, vice-president
*WUfl, reminds all Phrateres
members and sorority pledges
that If they have not done
their knitting they must do
•rowing  in  the  sewing  room.
AMS Considering
Budget Reports
AMS Treasurer Don McCrae
announced yesterday that all club
budgets submitted to date are being considered in order to bring
them in line with new policies.
"Some revisions will be necessary, of course," he said. Treasurers of clubs which have not yet
made a report of their budgets
should get in touch with the AMS
office. Organizations which do not
"comply with this order will not be
permitted to UP" the society's funds.
open to any woman holding a
degree from a Canadian university
who is not more than 35 years of
age and whose home is in Canada,
although they may be studying
elsewhere at time of application.
The award will be granted alternately to students engaged in
scientific research and those engaged in literary, historical, economic or philosophical studies.
Junior Scholarship is open to
any woman holding a degree from
a Canadian university, who is not
more than 25 years of age, and
whose home at time of application
is in Canada, though she may be
studying outside the country at
tho time of application.
Of interest to writers — professional and non-professional—is the
literary competition offered by the
Women's Canadian Club of Toronto.
The prize of $100 will be given to
one winner or may be devided
among two or three contestants.
For further information about the
literary contest, interested writers
should apply to the Registrar's
office or write the Women's Canadian Club, 69 Bloor Street East
Diplomatic Post
Of fared. To Prof
A choice of two important diplomatic posts has reputedly been
offered Dr. F. H. Sowrad, director
of international studies and professor of history at UBC, by the
Canadian government.
The two posts are Canadian
minister to Australia arid Canadian minister to India. Prof. Soward
declared that he had received no
confirmation of the report, and that
ho could not say what action he
would take until he received such
The offer is in line with the
government's policy of promoting
to ambassadorial posts those men
who were successful in the External Affairs Department during
the war years. .
Elect Chairmen
For Mardi Gras
Casey King and Hank Sweetman
were elected co-chairmen of the
Mardi Gras committee at a meeting in the auditorium Tuesday.
The remainder of the committee
will be composed of a representative from each fraternity and sorority on the campus.
Proceeds from the ball \yill go to
the Women's Auxiliary of Shaugh-
ressy  Hospital.
DVA asks all veterans on the
campus to take notice of the following  announcement  from  Ottawa.
"When, at the end of a university
year, the academic standing of a
student veteran is such that he
may not be promoted tothe next
year of. the course in which he
was registered, but his academic
standing Is such that he may be
promoted, without condition, to the
next year of another course of
faculty of that university assistance
may be continued in such alternate course without his being required to write supplemental examinations in subjects which are
not obligatory for such alternate
"This policy shall be applicable
in the case of a student veteran
whose changed occupational objective and related univeristy training are concurred in by the District
Supervisor of TValnlng."
DVA checks will be distributed
once again in the Armories on IS,
16 and 18 of this month, announce
Major  McLean   today.   Vets   are
asked to.take notice of the times
which will be 9:30 to 4:30 Friday;
9:30 to 12 Saturday, and 9:30 to 1:00
on Monday. The Bank of Montreal
will  be  on  hand  again  to cash
checks for veterans.
Directories Ready
Tomorrow Noon
The Student Directory is at last
coming to the campus.
Directories may be picked up
at the AMS office upon presentation of the white stubs tomorrow.
Some students' names have no\
been included in the Directory because Totem cards, from which
information is gained, are still arriving from the Registrar's Office
We're sorry about that," said
Val Sears, Directory editor, "but
these cards didn't start coming in
until after the book had gone to
In spite of the holiday on
Monday The Ubyssey will be
published as usual on Tuesday,
November 12. Club executives and other intersted persons should contact the News
Editor today or tomorrow
about Items for Tuesday's
UBC Represented
At IRC Meeting
Four UBC delegates will attend
the annual Pacific Northwest
conference of International Relations Clubs to be held at Maryl-
hurst College, near Portland, Oregon, November 15 and 15. Thu
Is the first conference of the IRC
since April 1944.
These representatives are Muriel Van der Valk. D.P. Cole, A.
McGill and Irene Grayston.
Guest speaker at this conference
will be the Carnegie Endownmem
speaker Dr. Frank Munk. Dr.
Munk has just returned from a
tour of service in Czechoslovakia
and Austria with UNRRA. He it
a leading authority on conditiions
iin Central Europe.
On the conference agenda ls r
discussion of whether the Unitea
Nations' Organization has the
machinery to solve problems of u
political, social and economic nature.
Farris Addresses
Institute At UBC
The Hon. Wendell B. Farris.
Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court o' British Columbia, will
nddress the Vancouver Institute
at the University on Saturday,
November 9, in Arts 100,
The topic will be "World Court,
World Law and World Peace."
Tim Buck will address UBC students next week but not
under the auspices of the controversial Social Problems Club.
Sponsored'by the Parliamentary Forum at the request of
the Student Council, Buck is scheduled to speak on internal
post-war problems at a mass meeting Tuesday noon, November 12, in the auditorium.
Commenting on the invitation
of LPP national leader by the
Parliamentary Forum, Dave Williams Forum president, said it had
not been the policy of his group
in the past to sponsor political
speakers and that it would do so
only during an "interim period"
pending formation of a co-ordinating committee designed to bring
speakers of all political faiths to
the campus.
Setting up of such a committee will be discussed Friday
noon at a special meeting of
representatives of the International Relations Club, Parliamentary Forum, Social Prob-
Lat<st developments Indicate that University of Toronto cocas will
vie with their western rivals for the title of most beaeHful eemt led
Klrkpatrlck announced at press time that telegrams are now being
exchanged with Toronto which will complete arrangements. It Is
hoped that a Toronto paper will sponsor the appearance of the U of T
coeds here.
WINNIPEG. Nov. 6-(CUP)—University of Manitoba will pick two
contestants for the Western Canadian Campus Queen contest tomorrow.
Judges will include the university's president, the mayor of Winnipeg,
the Manitoban minister of education and local fashion experts.
lema Clubs and the Students
Christian Movement.
SPC chairman tfbrdon Martin
said yesterday the Social Problems
Club would "co-operate fully with
any plan • resulting from ' the
Debating Trials
Conducted Soon
Preliminary tryouts for UBC.1; '
McGoun Cup debating teams wul
be held on November 15, and the
finals November 28. January It
will see the playoffs of this annual event held between the foui
western Canadian  Universities.
Five minute speeches on the affirmative or negative side of the
two permissable topics will be
judged by Dr. J. A. Crumb, Davt
Williams and Tony Scott, two
former McCoun Cup debaters.
Thise interested should be present November 15, from 2:30 to
5:30 p.m. in the Double Committee
Room. Eight students will be
chosen to participate in the final*
on November 28 in Arts 100.
Any UBC student above first
year is eligible to become one of
the four final choices, two of which
form the travelling team and two
the home team.
Tryouts speeches must be strictly pro or con one of the following
1. Resolved that national armament will nullify the attempts ol
the United Nations to achieve
world peace.
2. Resolved that High School
students achieving over 65% in
their Matriculation exams should
receive government assistance for
university education.
—Courtesy Daily Province
Tlm Buck
Poppies On Sale
At Noon Tomorrow
Friday noon will see alert coeds pinning poppies on students
to mark their contribution to disabled war veterans on National
Poppy Day. Sales on the campus
are being conducted by the Women's Auxiliary of Branch 73 ot
the Canadian Legion.
Six girls are still needed to am
65 poppy vendors during the noon
rush tomorrow. Volunteers should
report to Margaret Smith in the
Legion Office at noon today.
For the convenience of those not
able jo buy poppies during the
noon hour they will be on sale
all day in the Legion Office. Hut
M  12.
Armistice Rites
Held On Gym Site
Only outdoor Armistice Day
service in Greater Vancouver will
be held on the future site of UBC
War Memorial Gym Monday, November 11.
Although part of the ceremony
will take place at Brock Hall,
where wreaths will be laid on the
plaque commemorating the fallen
of World War I, the manor ceremony will be held on the ground
from which ls to rise a living
memorial to the war dead of British Columbia of both. Veterans ol
two wars will gather to pay homage to their fallen comrades.
Western university campuses are buzzing with comments
on tho forthcoming beauty contest to be held in the UBC
Armory November 16 in aid of the War Memorial Gym Fund.
Following the challenge of Uni- •
versity of Manitoba, which was
accepted by the University of B.C.
November 4, candidates for the
title of the most beautiful coed
west of Winnipeg will arrive in
Vancouver November 14.
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta will send, six campus beauties to the contest, two to be
chosen by each university some
time next week.
The "prairie flowers" will arrive
by air two days before the flnal
contest November 16, end will immediately enter a round of social
functions. All expenses in connection with the visit of the coeds
will be assumed by Tiie Vancouver
Dally Province.
The title of "loveliest coed" will
be bestowed at a ball ln the Armory, entire proceeds of which
function will be turned over to
the Gym Fund. Judges for the
finals have not yet been selected,
but it is thought that they will be
from Washington to avoid local
UBC will hold Its preliminary
contest Tuesday at 12:30 pan.
The contest will be held at a
pep rally In the Armory sponsored by the AMS.
Judges for the two UBC entries
will be Charles Scott of the Vancouver Art School; J. Gordon Hilker, UBC alumnus and Vancouver
producer; M. Leo Sweeney, president of the Vancouver Tourist Association;   Ted  Kirkpatrick,   AMS
president  and Dean F. N. Clement,
acting president of UBC.
Entries  for   the  UBC   contest
may be nominated by any club,
sorority, fraternity or faculty
on the campus. Organisations
may nominate two candidates;
each entry must be accompanied by ten signatures. All entries must be ln the War Memorial Office at 12 noon Bator-
Beauties who had been nominated at press time, Wednesday, included June Lawrence, Joy Donegani, Ruby Dunlop Joan Jarvis,
Maxine Johnson, Jean Ripley and
Esme McDonald.
Evening dresses will be worn by
contestants. LSE president Jerry
MacDonald stated that he is most
anxious to And out just who is the
most beautiful coed at UBC,
Declared Dead
Co-ordinating Committee
was declared defunct at the Mon-
day night meeting of the Student
Council. Five other clubs suffered
a similar fate because cf their Inactivity: the German Club, La
Canadlenne Club, Japaaeae Students' Club, Chemistry Club, ami
the Canadian Students' Assembly
Also on the expired list are the
constitutions of four societies,
which have been replaced as follows: the Law Society by the Canadian Undergraduate Society; thu
Engineering Undergraduate Society;- Junior Canadian 8odety of
Technilogical Agriculture by the
Canadian Agriculture Institute
and the Pre-archletecture deb
by the Architecture chib.
A motion transferred fee Home
Economics Undergraduate Society
tc the Undergraduate Sodetiei
The Student Council will meet
next Tuesday, November 12.
Frosh Elections
Held Tomorrow
Freshmen of the University of
British Columbia are slated to
nominate and elect a president,
vice-president, secretary treasurer and athletic representative to
the Frosh executive tomorrow at
12:30 in the Auditorium.
Bob Harwood, junior member of
the AMS, urges the full attendance
of the freshman class. "Don't forget that the executive elected tomorrow will conduct your affairs
all year," he said.
Nominations will be made from
the floor and members to the four
positions will be elected by a
standing vote.
Until  the  executive  is elected
plans  cannot  be  made (for  the
Frosh class party which is scheduled for some time early in the
new year.
Martin Defends SPC Against Charges
When Gordon Martin, president
of the Social Problems Club, appeared before the Student Council
Monday night, he was asked to
submit a statement outlining the
activities of the club and setting
out his defense of charges that the
SPC was not dominated by the
It was also requested that Tiie
Ubyssey print the entire statement for the benefit of all con-
c erned.   The statement follows:
"Since the present SPC executive was elecjted last February
eight, speakers have been presented: Mrs. Elliot (British Information Service, on the Borstal System), M. Wiidfong (Technocracy
Inc.), Bruce Mickelburg (LPP official, on Socialism), Prof. Jacobs
<U of W anthropologist, on races),
Di. Wright (Ind. Research Council,
on the social implications of
atomic energy), Bert Marcuse
i Trade Union Research Bureau, on
ihe miners' strike), Watson
Thompson, and  Albert Kahn.
"At the fall general meeting this
year, discussion gorups were set
up following a poll of member's
wishes. Operating are groups on
the press, co-ops, the Alberta farm
strike scientific socialism, and art
and society. In formation are
groups on immigration civil liberties, and current events. Yet to
be arranged is one on community
"The executive has prepared a
list of proposed speakers for the
coming year. This list consists of
names proposed in general meetings and of additions proposed by
the various group leaders. All
these speakers are selected for their
connection with the topics under
discussion in the groups. Member;: of all patries are included but
they will speak as specialists on
one or more of the topics for group
study rather than as party representatives.
The foregoing Is all within
the scope of thc constitutional
aims of the club: 'To give
students an opportunity to ac-
pualnt themselves  with prob
lems facing society through
the medium of discussions,
speakers and study groups'.
"Following an AMS meeting last
year the SPC was charged with
the duty of presenting a representative of each party during
election campaigns. Th\a has been
"The SPC does not possess a
monopoly in the presentation of
sneakers with known political
views. The IRC. the SCM and
other clubs (but not the Parliamentary Forum) present such persons as a matter of course from
established practice.
"In the face of the record and
current policy of the SPC a number of critics, knowing nothing ot
SPC activities and not troubling
to acquaint themselves therewith,
have started shouting 'LPP control', 'prostitution', etc. with the
greatest irersponsibility and insolence.
''Every time a speaker Is
presented who does not agree
with   a   little   clique  centered
about Stewart Chambers, there
are    loud    damning    sounds,
numerous tantrums are thrown
and the Student Ceanrii  is
asked to ban the speaker and
even the SPC Itself.
"Now  the  SPC  does  not exist
te» present 'all sides' of all questions  nor   to present  'all  parties
equally',   nor  is  it an  agent  of
Council.     SPC   aims   are   mcee
mentioned in its constitution and
current policy is in fulfillment of
i hose aims.
"The SPC will not swerve from
these aims nor from its policy because a clique pursuing a witch-
hunting policy of a political party
it trying to purge from all campus activities those people who
disagree ideologically with the
'Ignoring the tantrums of Stewart Chambers et al, the SPC executive will continue to execute
the policy outlined above which
has been laid down by the membership in fulfillment of their
wishes and in accord with our
constitutional  aims." THE UBYSSEY, Thursday, November 7,1946.  Page 2.
President and Secretary, Canadian University Press.
Authorised as Second Class Mall, Pott Office Dept., Ottawa.  Mali Subscription • |2.00 per year-
Published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the university year by the Student Publications Board
of the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed are those of the Editorial Board of the Ubyssey and not neces«arily those of the
Alma Mater Society or of the University.
Offices in Brock Hall.   Phone ALma 1624. For Advertising - Phone KErr. 1811.
GENERAL STAFF:   News Editor - Nancy Macdonald; CUP Editor - Bob Mungall; Sports Editor • Laurie Dyer;
Features Editor, Norm Klenman.   and Photography Director - Tommy Hatcher.
STAFF THIS ISSUE: Senior Editor—Don Stainsby; Associate Editors—Joan Grimmett,  Tommy  Hazlitt,  and
Howie Wolfe.
Tiie settlement of the Tim Buck contro-        should at least allow political leaders to ap-
versy should be satisfactory to all those        ?*** at UBC **™* to° much unnecessary
people who really wanted a solution to be ^ ement ^ not satisfy ^
found.   It can be reasonably assumed that        ^ .^^ to ^ ^ he^ ^ on ^
the Parliamentary Forum wffl accep <Coun-        ^ Tim fiuck tQ ^ aU   ^
ell's requeet and that Mr. Buck will then        ^ ^ ^ ^        weefe haye come
accept the invitation to speak before the utterances which have been received
Forum at a meeting which will be open to        fey ^ majority ^ a ^^ ^ strong ^
all students. that aftot^^ to COmmuniatic outcries of a
This arrangement should be satisfactory, similar calibre,
not only for those who originally wanted Thus, by having the Parliamentary Forum
to have the LPP leader appear on the cam- step into the picture again, and by attemp-
pus, but also for the much larger group who ting to set up the new political speakers
were afraid that Council's first decision committee, one part of the problem has been
meant that political activity of all kinds temporarily solved,
would be suppressed on the campus. Those The other problem, that of the charges
who, mistakenly or not, were afraid for the levelled against the SPC aa a supposed af-
sanctity of free speech may now rest assured. - filiate of the LPP, has yet to be settled. A
Those who were ashamed that the Univer- defense has been issued by the president of
sity had been made to look ridiculous by the the club. It remains for the Student Coun-
handling of the whole affair may now be re- cil to decide whether further proof is relieved by the fact that the new arrangement quired from either gide.
" Legionettes"
Edited by HAL UNDSAY
The Wassail Bowl
When a university has something that
it Ukee, it defends it with, the kind of mad
pasion that ig beautiful to behold. So lt is
with the Universities of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, end Alberta. Our relations with
those campus have always been rather
pleasant—if somewhat distant—and might
have continued so, had not pride reared its
ugly head- But now the die is.cast, to quote
an appropriate cliche, and it's a battle to the
Somewhere on the campus, there are
seven traitorous men, who, in a letter to the
U of S paper, declared that UBC pulchritude
wasn't a patch on the scruff back home.
Coeds at the other western universities took
up the cry; and by Monday, the Challenges
flying back and forth had burned out a
Western Union cable.
Reg Moir, one of the editors at the Daily
Province, liked the whole story. It sort of
broke the monotony of beating his cub reporters ever the head with his bushy eyebrows. With a Dr. Faustus gleam In his
eye, he got his paper to sponsor the first
Western Canadian University Beauty Contest in its history.
After UBC knocks the stuffing out of
those prairie chickens November 16, it will
probably be the last one in history.
There is something to be said, we admit,
for the beauties of the spirited Winnipeg
campUjf, We were privileged to see a copy
of the Manitoban, their excellent newspaper,
when it ran pictures of some of the loveliest
blondes we've ever seen. Bob Mungall, our
CUP editor, hasn't got his eyeballs back into
their sockets yet.
The University of Saskatchewan may
also have some supercharged feminity.
We're sure, and venture to suggest that
they enter that instead. They also have a
wonderful telescope, one of their stellar
attractions. (We just added that in case
you're Interested in astronomy.)
The University of Alberta seems to be
the dark horse in this race. Speaking of
beauties, they used to have a darned good
football team, called the "Golden Bears".
But Province Sports Editor Ken McConnell,
a rank individualist if we've ever met one,
insists on calling them the Polar Bears.
Whether or not Alberta has adopted Mr.
McConnell's more appropriate name, we're
not sure. Oh, yes . . . the beauties. We'll
tell you on November 16.
If it weren't for the gym drive getting
all the wonderful publicity, as well as the
proceeds, we'd suggest the Province sponsor
a Kayak race in Baffin Bay, or something.
Because if the truth be known, those poor
prairie universities haven't a hope! One look
around our library, (where we try vainly
to study now and then), would convince
them that to challenge UBC to a beauty
contest is just mad, gay abandon.
Challenges seem to be all the rage this
week, so we've decided to issue a few ourselves:
WE challenge (1) Jack ("Our Town")
Scott to a contest to see who can say the
nicest things about UBC. (2) Mario Prizek
to a poetry-criticism contest in 1980. (No
holds barred, Mario). (3) Ted Kirkpatrick
to a debate; "RESOLVED: Aunt Betsy, late
of the CK Children's Hour, should not
be allowed to address the Social Problems
Club." You can have the affirmative, Ted.
Black wallet, Wed. November 6.
Needed urgently. Please leave at
AMS office.
WUl trade raincoats with person
who   took   mine  at  Engineer's
Banquet    Denis, KErr. 2889 R.
Small key on chain between Aggie
Building and Bus Stop. BA 8283 R.
Optima watch, leather strap. Name
"Roy" and 1646 on the back. Lost
between Bus Stop and Hut A4.
Please phone KErr. 4133 R.
Whoever finds Hamilton's "Theory
and   Practise   of   Social   Case
Work", please return to Helen
Worth, in Pub Office. Urgently
Black  leather  looseleaf  between
bus   stop   and   gym.   Contsines
notes. Finder phone KErr. 2115L.
Cellophane    envelope   containing
two film negatives.   Turn in at
AMS office.
Five Dollars Reward offered for
return of raincoat three weeks
overdue. Silk-lined, Tip-Top
tailors label. Turn in to AMS or
phone Dave KErr. 2827.
Gold signet ring initialed VJR,
November 5. Return to AMS office.   Reward.
Finder of "Advanced Mathematics
for Engineers" In Auditorium
please identify himself to Margaret Stokkeland.
Black Shaeffer pen on campus or
in car going along Marine Drive
Friday. Reward.   KErr. 2596.
Brown leather wallet in Brock Hall
Nov. 4. Documents of value to
owner. Return to AMS or phone
KErr. 3475.
Brown stppen wallet in the Brock
Nov. 4.
Amber shell glasses in black leather case, Sat. p.m. Return AMS.
Zoology drawings on archery lawn,
Tuesday, 1 p.m. Finder phone
KErr. 41ML.
Forest engineer wants ride for 8:30
lectures from corner of 47th and
Angus Drive.   KErr. 2011R.
Student to share room with Aggie
student near University gates. No
meals.   4680 West 11th.
Two FaU Ball tickets. ALma 2421R
One Male Goldfish for full time
employment in private aquarium.
Comfortable home and board
provided. ALma 2365 Y, ask for
Last Friday after the tea-dance 1
picked up wrong raincoat Will
trade for mine. Harry Allen,
KErr. 5681L.
Green fountain pen on Sasamat.
Apply AMS office.
Navy blue raincoat, room 2, Arts
Two 1946 bicycles, one ladies' one
man's. Like new. Phone Shirley,
ALma 0916 L.
Executive members of Branch
72 will meet to discuss Legion problems in general with executive
members of the original Branch
72 which was formed at this university following the First World
War. At present on the campus
are the former president, Dr. G. H.
Harris. Faculty of Agriculture,
and the former vice-president, Dr.
William Ure. They will be invitea
to attend this meeting
• *   •
In order to appear in full uniform at Saturday's Poppy Parade
and Monday's Armistice Day Ceremony, the Legion Pipe Band is
requesting all persons who have
MacKenzie tartan kilts and who
are willing to loan them for these
two occasions to bring them in
to the Legion Office.
• •   *
All Leglonaires and ex-servicemen
taking part tin Monday's Armistice ceremony will faU in in front
of the Brock Hall at 10:30 a.m.
The Legion Pipe Band wiU lead
the parade from there to the site
of the War Memorial Gymnasium,
where the ceremony will be held.'
Wearing of ribbons is optional
but desirable ln keeping with tradition.
• •   «
Branch 72*s new policy of having a social following their business meeting proved such an outstanding success Monday nlgh\
that it will be continued at all
evening meetings. Credit for this
success goes to Johnny Norris,
Service Committee chairman, and
Bob Weir, master of ceremonies,
an well as to the originators of
the idea, Hugh Buckley and Raj
At the business meeting a resolution seering news stories which
overemphasize the word 'veteran'
in reports of crimes Involving ex-
servicemen was passed unamlous-
ly. Members charged that the public is being given the impression
that the recent crime wave is
mainly due to ex-servicemen.
A high percentage of member*
present expressed their desire to
have the Spring session continued
in 1947. Legion officials will conduct a survey amongst ex-servicemen to determine the demand
for such a session, and will report
to Faculty representatives.
Executive  action  in  requesting
Provincial Command to reconsider their action in regard to Branches 177 and 185 approved.
•   *   »
A Meeting of all married veterans interested in Health and
Accident Insurance for their families will be held in the Legion
Office Tuesday, November 12, at
12:30. A representative of the
North Pacific Health and Accident Association will be present.
»   •   •
Closing Thought: If some enterprising person were to invent a
cure-all for the current war hysteria he would be making the
most popular contribution to mankind since the bottle-opener.
Letters To The Editor
On Thursday, October 31, you
published a letter by John L.
Oreery which was in effect a
sermon directed1 at my alleged
It contained two direct and outright lies, via:
(a) that I had been rude to the
person who came tho day before
to speak on behalf of the Community Chest to the joint Inter-
Fraternity Pan-Hellenic meeting.
(b) that I was selfishly unwilling to help the Community Chest
It concluded-with a vicious slander against mo in which the word
zombie was used.
In defending his letter, the author explained to me that (a) he
had not been to the meeting but
had heard about it from friends
who persuaded him to write the
(b) he did not know me, nor
indeed my name at the time,
(c) It did not matter anyway because he had not mentioned me by
name, and only the people at the
meeting would know who was
(d) he would not like to make
a public apology or ertractlon because it would put him in a "bed
spot". He agreed that he had
put me in a "bad spot".
His unwarranted outburst and
subsequent unwillingness to repair
the damage cast light on his character and partially explain how
such a letter icould have been
It remains to be explained why
your paper broadcast his lies and
Is it your policy to provide a
medium of expression for every
resurrected Goebles on the
Do you feel free to repeat a slander when the auther signs it?
Had you no letters written by
mentally stable people that could
have filled the space as well with-
out hurting anyone?
I hope you have an explanation,
but please spare us the pain of
reading it if it shows no more
conscience and sense of responsibility than John L. Creery's.
Please print this in full or not
at all.
Dear Sir:
In the last edition of the Ubyssey a letter to the editor by L.
John Creery commented on "the
deplorable state of mind amongst
certain of the students at the
meeting;" (meeting re disposal of
last years' Mardi Gras proceeds).
One person seems to be the butt
of Mr. Creery's ire.
Whether this student is right or
wrong, it is not my purpose te
discuss, but why, in the name of
aU that is sacred, did Mr Creery
deem it necessary to foster 111-
that the student ia an tx-service-
that the student is an ex-servilce-
man and then rubbing it in by
calling him a post-war zombie.
I don't recall seeing the woru
"non ex-serviceman" ia any campus llteratire. Hare wo are all,
primarily, students; so lets leave
pus literature. Here we aro all,
away with much of this pettiness that L. John Creery claims
ic so distasteful to him.
J. N. Hoag.
Dear Sir:
In regards to the letter in Tuesday's Ubyawjr, we would Uke to
modify a statement made by J.
HaU. As we understand lt, the
regulations for the girls at Acediu
Camp are moderate In comparison to those enforced in any other
University Women's Residence.
Betty D. Lowes
Kay Starchuk
EUeen Murphy
—of Aradla Camp—
Dear Sir:
I come from Regina, and, I must
hasten to add, have nothing to do
with the egotistical letter, so much
publicized over radio and downtown newspapers, that some of my
comrades composed.
These past few years that I have
spent on this campus, has shown
me what a remarkable institution
we inhabit. It's very developed
from the newest to the second-
largest university in Canada, it's
amazing feats in the field of sports,
especially its supremacy over
American basketball and crosscountry teams and prairie football
teams last year, are a scant few
of its accomplishments.
Now a complaint has finally been
voiced, upon a very moot point in
my estimation, by outsiders such
ua myself. However it has resulted
feminine allure of the western unl-
feminine alure of the western universities of Canada.
Past experience forces me to
admit that Saskatchewan has its
fair share of beauty, and 1 recall
a leg show won by a Regina
beauty, Hetty Outerbridge, attending UBC only last year.
But when I re-lived the Mardi
Grass, though there was Regina
femininity preforming there too,
and when I gloat over samples of
princesses, and end up by an enjoyable browse through our "All
our own beautiful queens and
American Totem", then I am convinced our campus is even more
amazing than before.
My countrymen suggest a spark
of deledtable, vivacious beauty,
specially imported from that Siberian dust-bowl of a prairie, to
enliven our rather repulsive excuses for beauty on this campus,
but a contest should prove or disprove this assertion. If the event
is properly handled, It could add
another donation to our superb
Memorial Gym Drive.
I would recommend that th*
judges be chosen so as to represent
all the provinces, and I would even
off my humble services as a judge
—representing Saskatchewan.
Hubba! Hubba!
R. Goodmurphy
Psychology Club at the University
Tuck Shop on Thursday, Nov. 7th
Engineers Undergraduate Society
12:30, today, in Ap. SC. 100.
There will be a meeting of Ex-
Brjannia Students Friday, in
HG 3 at 12:30.
An organisation meeting of "The
University Association of the B.C.
Teachers' Federation" wiU be
held at 12:30 Thursday, Nov. 7,
in Arts 200. All former teachers
and members of the Education
Class are urged to attend.
SPC General Meeting, Friday,
November 8, in Arts 100.
Symphonic Club meets Friday,
12:30, Double Committee Room.
Program:    Dufray-Christe    Re-
demptor, Dopres-Ave Verum,
Caccini-Non Piango e non Sos-
piro, Lamento d'Arianna.
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Phys. Ed. office.
Students are requested to refrain
from playing on or walking across
the newly seeded field immediately
behind the Brock building  .
Pre-Med meeting, Friday, 12:36 p.m.
meeting, Friday, 12:36 p.m. Films
and Business.
AU  girls  interested in  becoming
Majorettes, turn  out  te  HL 1,
Friday, 12:30 p.m.
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0&L THE UBYSSEY, Thursday, November 7,1946. Page 3.
by Stan Burke
Totem Takes    Governors Pass   Book Exchange
Science Next    Appointments     Qoses Pays
A list of new appointments and ' *
Players* Club Introduces
'Solomon's Folly" Here
King Solomon is remembered chiefly for the number and
beauty of his wives. He had approximately seven hundred
of them—plus three hundred concubines—stage difficulties
will prevent all of them finding their way unto the stage of
the university Auditorium when the Players' Club presents
"Solomon's Folly" as one of its four Christmas Plays.
The Queen  of  Sheba  will  be , ■
present, however, supported by
three wives of top quality. The
good queen will be portrayed by a
new comer to the club, Freshette
Joan Powell.
Playing oppogte her in the role
of Solomon la Dick Newman. Sofar,
practioaUly wife-leas, is played by
Arnold Watson.
This play, baled as a satirical
comedy, is directed by Mr. Lacey
Fisher. Lois Shaw, third year art
student is the assistant director.
Other members of the cast Include: Walter Marsh, CecU Ryder-
Cook, Pamela Butcher, Nancy
Davidson, Vivien Latsoudes and
Rae Bates.
A new method of soliciting
donations te the War Mom.
orlal Oym Drive has boon
undertaken by tho War Manorial Committee. Each person
donating the sum ol SSSt wUl
bo gteea the benefit of free
adaelttanee te all athletic events
on the eampus tot the test of
his natural Ufa.
Book Minded
By Ed Arrol
Ever wonder what UBC professors do with their spare time?
Take Professor Basil Mathews.
When I asked Mr. Mathews if he
had written a book he replied,
"Yes, about fifty!"
Leading me into his sanctum atop
Union CoUege, Mr. Mathews confessed that he began writing as a
reporter on London's Fleet street.
Today he is mentioned in both
English and American editions ot
"Who's Who."
Handing me down choice selections imprinted "Basil Mathews",
the professor said his latest, "The
Life ef Booker T. Washington" will
see print in early Spring. 106 thousand words wlU narrate the Ufe of
this great Negro educator.
His recent publication, ''Unfolding Drama in Southeast Asia", has
for its background territory occupied by the Japanese; and was
printed after the war.
Mr. Mathews is the only man to
have traversed Saint Paul's Jour-
neyings in the Holy Land. His "Life
of Jesus" has reached the 25-
thoussstd mark and publication la
German, Finnish, Chinese end ea
Indian language.
Similarly, 'Livingstone the Pathfinder" is not confined to an English reading pubUc. There are editions in Swedish, Oerman, Chinese,
and Portugese.
Should you not find a book in
Mr. Mathew's library you might be
interested in two Mathematics texts
written by Professor F. S. Nowlan.
Or perhaps you like poetry. The
kind that Earle Birney writes in
his "David", and his "Now is Time"
which Ryerson Press is publishing
Glance at this one by Dr. O. O.
Sedgewick: "Of Irony"—about the
Alexander Lectures of the University of Toronto for 1684.
Dip into Professor T. Larson's
book oa the various studies on the
life and work of Oeorge Peel; Professor R. E. Watters' study of the
thought and work of Melville; Dr.
W. L MacDonald'a book on the
development of the essay.
Perhaps Fourth year Arts student Mario H. Prizek's novel, "Pillar of Salt" Is what you want. Hie
Lotus Press in England is publishing it
Whatever his taste, fhe most
futidious reader can find a Canadian book to suit his taste.
Veterans Start
Emergency Fund
Over $2,000 has been allocated
by the Spring Session to the sotting up of a Veterans' Emergency
Loan Fund.
Surplus fees, to the amount of
$2,054.60, are to be the basis ot a
fund from which any student veteran can obtain a loan within il
hours. The Spring Session executive hopes that this sum wiU be
augumontod by future student
councils to approximately $90,006.
Other campus organisations have
benefited from this surplus,
namely $200 to the library, $200
to the Men's Athletic Directorate,
and $400 to the Oym Fund.
U of M Discusses
Political Clubs
AdvlsibUlty of having reoogni-
sod poUtical clubs on tho campus
was debated at the recent Fort
Garry Forum debate at tho University of Manitoba.
Those opposing tho measure saTd
that eventually tho only political
clubs ln operation would bo the
LPP and CCF and that it would
be ""detrimental" to university
prestige to have it appear that the
university was suporting those
An editorial in the Manitoban
student newspaper, commenting
on a recent application to the Students' Union from Labor Progressive students for permission
to form an LPP club, stud:
"An LPP club on the camput
would differ essentially from other clubs only in the number ol
students who oppose its tenets end
aims. The philosophy of those who
would ban the LPP presumably
holds that if enough people arc
opposed to an idea it should not
be aUowed to, propagate itself.
The idea is different from Hitler":
but different only in degree.
"StiU to be dealt with ls the
group which contends that all political organizations should be
banned from intra-mural activity
This group bases Its arguments on
reason rather than prejudice, bu'
it is misguided reason indeed. Fo.
it, too, has forgotten the purpose
of a university.
"It maintains that political activity on the campus mignt alienate public opinion and set impressionable young students off on tht
wrong foot. Fortunately or unfortunately, the purpose of a university is neither to make the public think that all students conform to a neat, centrist mold, nor
to protect malleable youngsters
from the wicked ideas being bruited about in the big, wickea
'If a youngster ls afraid of ideas,
the last place' he should go is a
The president of the UBC Board
of Governors has acknowledged
the Vancouver Dally Province donation to Varsity's library of
bound Province flies dating back
to the year 1896.
Library officials believe that
these wiU serve as a valuable record in the growth ana levelop-
ment of Vancouver and the university.
Twenty-four blood donors are
urgently needed by the War
memorial committee, according to Penn McLeod, executive manager. The donors are
requested to sign up at the
Wlar Memorial office in the
AMB office immediately; they
wUl be warned by telephone
when to appear at the Vancouver Oeneral or the Shaughnessy MUltary Hospital to be
drained. Proceeds from the sale
of blood wUl be turned over
to the Oym drive.
CBC Illustrates
Drama Technique
The backstage story ot the drama
department of the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation will bo
told in instalment six of the current
feature "Box Seats", hoard every
Friday evening over tho Trans-
Canada Network.
This week's production will describe how long rehersals, sound
effects, and apodal music aro com.
bined to bring the finished drama
to Canadian Audiences.
•ill Veterans
To Answer Quiz
MONTREAL, Oct. 28, (CUP)-
Student veterans' questionnaires on
homing, employment, and financial status are being distributed at
McGill University.
Decision to issue the questionnaires resulted from a letter received by the MeOUl Student Veterans' Society (from the UBC Legion Branch.
The letter, dealing with tht
question of increased maintenance
grants, asked that "every university student veterans' orgainlzatlon
take steps, during the fail term,
to ascertain precisely how severe
the financial situation of veterans
is and how many financial failures have occurred."
VOC'ers and students interested
in skiing should attend (Peter
Vadja'« lecture on history of
skiing and ski technique, Ap.
Sc 206, Friday, 1*30.    '
Informal French conversation, Friday, 3:30 p.m., in Double Committee Room, Brock HaU.
Totem wUl photograph Selene*
and Agriculture students for a
period of two weeks only starting
November 12. Jean McFarlane,
Totem editor, stresses that thik
time limit will be strictly adhered
to, and advises students in these
faculties to make appointments
early to avoid disappointment.
Saturday November 9 is the last
day for Arts, Commerce and iwome
Ec pictures for the yearboo*. Students who have not yet made appointments for their Totem put
have only two days left.
Graduate students must have
new pictures of themselves in
gowns and hoods. Sophs and juniors whose pictures appeared in
Totem '46 need not have new pictures taken unless they wish.
Bond Sales Aid
UBC Gym Drive
Student purchases of Canada
Savings Bonds have totalled $270,
000 which means a donation ot
$675 to the Oym Fund.
Although the bond booth is no
longer staffed daUy by student
salesmen, those who have not purchased bonds may sUU do so and
aid tho Oym Fund.
Application forms may be obtained from the AMS and
mailed to the Canada Savings
Office. Final date for late applications is November 15.
There wUl be a Saturady night
footbaU dance in the Brock lounge,
sponsored by Phrateres. Tickets
wiU be on sale Friday at 11.00 per
A list of new appointments and
promotions approved by the Board
of Governors were released Friday.
They mefode Mr. J. W. A. Fleury
M. A.  (UBC)  appointed lecturer
ht the Department ot PhUosophy
& Psychology, Mr. Norman Camp-
aeD, promoted from assistant to
bigtaruetor bt the Department ot
Mr. A, deB. McPhlUips and Mr.
J, S. IfeOuire have been appointed
fart tune lecturers in tha Department of Social Work, Mr. W. O.
liehmond promoted from associate
prof saw in the Department ot
Ifenhantcal and Electrical Engin-
Students having money or books
to collect from the Book Exchange
are requested by Don RusseU snd
Ken Downs, managers, to do so
before Friday at the Book Exchange Office, Men's Clubroom,
Brock HaU.
The Book Exchange must bo
moved out of its present location
by Friday. It will not bo re-opening again until next faU and not,
66 rumored, be open agala after
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end Health, Alfred Watts appointed honorary llason secretary of
thc Faculty of Law, Elizabeth V.
Thomas, assistant professor of social Work appointed Honorary Stu.
dent CounseUor in University Veterans CounseUing Service.
The Hi-Jinx Hobo party will
be held in the gym November
14, at 5:66 pjn.
The evening wiU consist of
games, singsong, and oats, including too-cream cokes, and
All coeds are invited to become hobos for a night It la
a pledge duty for sororities
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It seems very peculiar and definitely out of the ordinary
that a sport like rugby, which has taken the headline in many
an October issue in past years, should be placed second in
the world of sports.
Yet, this seems to be the case. Actually though, it was
the thing to do to get out there and encourage the grid team
in their first year of American football.
It's just unfortunate that the English rugger season happens to coincide with the American battles. It also means,
however, that there is a smaller field to choose players from,
for both sports.
In spite of the facts that the English rugger teams have
been playing before small crowds and that they have not had
as many players from whom to pick a team, the boys have
been doing right well—so well, in fact that the Varsity squad
is leading the loop and the UBC squad has only been defeated
The Freshmen Have Slipped
But there seems to be a lack of interest in the Freshman
class. The Frosh are actually unable to field a full team. Now
considering the interest built up in some of the local high
schools and considering the high calibre rugger that is played
on the campus, it would seem that there should be a much
better tournout than there is at present.
After all, is one of the better ways of keeping in the
eye of the rugger moguls who count on the campus. It might
be a good idea to get out there and try for the team. Johnny
Owen in the Stadium will be able to give you the dope on
Definitely, rugby is one of our main sports. The English
rugger season is one of the longer sports seasons on the campus. There are so many games played that it is hard to
build up the appropriate spirit. The fact that there is no
gubstitution is another fact that is pretty hard on the players.
The Beginning of Something New
But something new is in the offing in English rugger.
Next Monday, the Rugby Union is trying out a new type of
play on the rugger field. Instead of the regular fifteen men
used throughout the season, the great experiment will use
only thirteen players.
It is hoped that this will make the game a more wide
open affair. Besides the decrease in man-power, the teams
will be allowed substitutes. This will mean that the fellows
on tho bench will have a chance to get into the game without
one of the men on the field breaking a leg so that someone
else can play.
It should also speed up the action, if you can imagine
rugby being any faster than it is now. The boys wont' get
quite so tired so that they will be able to work their hardest
and then be given a rest.
UBC vs. Stanford  -    -   Big Time !
The big event of the year however might well come
next March. Bob Osborne is planning a pair of home-and-
home games with Stanford University. The plans are not
yet certain as word is still forthcoming from Stanford. It is
the return game will be played here on March 26 at the
And so the Rugger kids are right in there this year again
as they have been in the past. The whole thing is that there
are plenty of Senior players, there are a couple of great teams,
there is plenty of spirit, but there are no fans. Because Varsity is a championship team, the boys have a legitimate reason to feel very neglected.
The first step in the right direction might be to take a
look at the contest on Monday when the new rules are being
tried out.  It should be worth while.
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Star From Lord Byng Travels Distance
In Near-Record Time To Gain Laurels
KEN AND HIS JINX—Ken McPherson, one of the few
Big Blocks in track and cross country, ran again yesterday,
but to the disappointment of his many friends and fans, he
succumbed to a stitch in the side and was unable to finish.
McPherson is one of the prettiest and most talented runners
ever turned out by Varsity. His victories in the Cross Country
in 1943 and '44, established him permanently as one of the
great distant runners on the campus.
Thursday, November 7, 1946.
Page 4
LAURIE DYER, Sports Editor
Final Football Decision
Comes From MAD Today
UBC grid fans are now waiting for the big decision of the
Men's Athletic Directorate as to whether or not the Thunderbird team will accept the challenge put forth by the Big Four
footbaU league. The MAD is expected to meet today.
The challenge involves the play-
Three Battles
For Soccerites
Varsity and UBC, the V and U
goal-happy soccer warriors, go into action again this weekend with
gomes scheduled for Saturday ana
the Armistice Day holiday, On
Saturday, the League's feature
game matches Varsity against
Larwill Park (Cambie Street
grounds) while UBC meets the
Powell Street Grounds.
Varsity will be out to make ut
their defect In the team standings
caused by the jump from the second division and Coach Millar McGill has every reason to expect
a victory if last week's showing
is any indication. UBC gets its
final warm-up before the Mainland cup ties against the disorganized mailmen, whom they trounced 7-0 in last Saturday's game.
Both tilts start at 2:30.
On Monday, Armistice Day,
Varsity goes against Vancouvei
United on the campus at 11:30
a.m. in a further attempt to make
up their lost games.
There will be a practice for all
soccer players on Friday at 12:30
on the upper stadium field.
ing of an exhibition game, tentively
on November 26, between the top
team of the Big Four league and
the Thunderbirds, holders of the
, Seaforth football in former years.
The challenge was officially presented to the campus team in 1939,
but during the last few weeks.
f<>ns have followed with interest the
pros and cons put forth regarding
its acceptance.
Members of the team itself have
expressed willingness to play the
exhibition match provided the gate
receipts from the affair are turned
over to the UBC War Memorial
Gym fund.
Valuable study time will be cut
into considerably should the cam-
pusmen play the game, and the
"Birdmen would be hesitant to
take the extra time out, unless the
tilt were to promote a good cause.
Playtng such a game would involve the changing of 'Bird grid
tactics tothe Canadian code, and
the addition of one man, one blocking back. The Thunderbird coach
Greg Kabat will have only six
hetic days to make the transformation.
(All Games at 12:40 p.m.)
Union College vs. Pre-Med.
Forest Club A vs. Phi Gama Delta
Aggies vs. VCF East
Phi Kappa Sigma vs. Jokers C South 1
Jokers A vs. Beta Theta Phi stadium
Continuing a tradition inaugurated by Al Bain last year, a freshman star from the
portals of Lord Byng High School pounded h is way to the laurels in the Annual Intramural
Cross Country race. Before a crowd estimated at 2500 perfectionist Bob Piercy, flaxen-
topped strider who slashed the interhigh rem rd for the mile last year, sailed across the tape
in the sensational time of 13:44:8, outdistancing a fellow Joker, Pat Minchin by 25 yards
• Sparked by the polished perfor
mance of their two favorites,
Piercy and Minchin, a Jeker entry edged out a determined Aggie
aggregation to sweep to the lMt
edition of the championship. Tony
Dare, Art Porter, and Al Beezely
completed the grand slam for the
Joker deck, while the roadracers
for the Department of Agriculture
were paced by Doug Knott and
Gill Blair, placing fifth and sixth
Capping a three week training
session that changed a group of
mediocre endurance men Into a
third place squad, five Beta Theta
Phi runners edged into the standings
behind 'the Jokers and Aggies.
Seventy-odd points behind the triumvirate were the Commercemen
and Phi Gamma Delta's who
crossed the wire collectively as
fourth and fifth entries.
Cranes have been known to nest on chimney tops. The
wise old owl—so the song tells us—spends most of his domestic life in the old oak tree. In fact the ornithologists tell us
that practically every species of 'bird has a solution for his
own particular housing problem.
Thus it is not so strange that       """—~~~~-™"————————
this season the Thunderbirds have
taken refuge in the cellar of the
Pacific Northwest Inter-Collegiate
football conference setup. Playing
American grid, they ere out of
their natural Canadian environment, and have feathered their nest
in the only spot possible.
But it speaks well for the 'Birds
that they have yet to leave a goose
egg in their sanctuary.
However if the Thunderbirds
intend to vacate said cellar before
the coming of winter, they will
have to start moving soon, for they
have only two more Conference
games on their's season's card.
Senior Punters
In Trial Game
Next Saturday will be the last
opportunity for local grid fans to
see the 'Birdmen in action. They
are scheduled to tangle with a
delegation of Wildcats from Linfleld College this coming weekend,
and then wind up their seven
game program by facing Pacific
University in a night affair at
Forest Grove, Oregon.
' The league records indicate that
Linfield could quite possibly be
the first to succumb to the efforts
of the Blue and Gold eleven, since
the Wildcats have only two wins—
and one a very close decision—on
the Conference books.
Aquatic Artists
Swim At Victoria
Nine   swimmers will represent
UBC   at   Victoria on Saturday,
November    9,    in the Intercity
swimming meet.
Representing the feminine pop
ulation of the campus will be Kay
Worsfold and Peggy Winter who
will swim in the SO yard backstroke contest, Kef Eastwood
swimming in the 200 yard freestyle, and Rosemarle Bell-Irving
performing in th e50 yard breasi
stroke. In addition to their single
swims, the girls will be swimming!
in the free style relay.
Upholding the males at UBC,
will be Bob Marshall, and Don
Morrison, who will be u-tatlng
in the 200 yards freestyle. Hal
Brodie and Fred Oxenberry swim
mlng in the 50 yards freestyle
event. Oxenberry will also perform in the 50 yard breast stroke,
and in addition they will all swim
in the freestyle relay.
In order to bring rugby up tc
date with England and the Mari-
times, and to renew failing interest in the oval ball game, tht
Vancouver Rugby Union is sponsoring a new type of rugby featuring a thirteen man team with
seven spares that may be substituted at any time in the game. A
representative team from Vancouver will oppose a picked team ot
campus players, and if the results
. are successful and do liven up th*
game, the fifteen man team may
trial game will be the feature of
the weekend bill and will be presented at Brockton Oval, Monday
Saturday afternoon at 2, the second place Meralomas will face the
third place UBC squad at Brockton Bowl, and after two successive losses last week the students
will be trying hard for a win.
The undefeated Varsity crew
will meet the North Shore All-
Blacks on the green of Douglas
Park at 2:30 p.m. The All Blades
who have been no match for the
campus teams this year have lately been showing good form and
should give the college boys >
good fight.
Other rugby teams that will be
playing include the UBC Engineers who will be playing at Connaught Park Saturday afternoon
and the Frosh team who will meet
Ex-Brittania at Douglas Park after
the senior game.
Put Mt Seymour
On Road Priority
"Mount Seymour Park has number one priority as regards to development," Hon. E. T. Kenney
told a mass meeting of all interested skiers in the Hotel Vancouver, last Tuesday nilght.
The new road has the support
of the Government but financial
backing is holding up the pro-,
ceedings. However, the present alloted "$70,000 will be used and the
road will be continued until thi.c
amount is used up, replied Mr
Kenney to several questions put
to him.
Al Bain who rounded the two
mile, sixth-tenths route ahead of
the pack in 1945, placed third this
year under the strain of a terrific
pace set by the two Jokers. Bain,
who garnered a freshmen awaru
for cross country kst year, and
who headed the delegation which
successfully defended their Spokane Roundtable title for the
third year running, still emerges
as a very strong contender for tht
team invading the University of
Washington on November IB.
Dogging Bain's foetstspu
throughout the race was another
ex-Lambda contender, now p«i-
forming on the cinders for the
Phi G's, Pete de Vootfit, who
turned in a repeat perlermsnce
this year again placing fourth.
Doug Knott and Gil Blair followed de Vooght for the Aggies, and
a pair of panting trejans representing the men of Commerce,
Sindberg and Hinniger, tied for
seventh place. Nixon running for
Varsity Christian Fellowship
placed ninth, and Tony Dare completed thf first ten as a Joker
candidate for the  laurel  wreatit.
A note of pathos was struck at
the finish line, when husky Bob
Lane, a Spokane man last year,
collapsed with a bare twenty
yards to go. Just pure guts prom-
ted the curly-headed Lambda tc
crawl to his hands and knees, ana
attempt to finish. But he couldn't
make it! Lane was running seventh, and was a clear forty yards
ahead of Sindberg when his
stomach revolted.
The time set by Piercy in hi*
2,6 mile jaunt was seven seconds
off the unofficial reeord set by
Ken McPherson in 1MI, when the
lanky Big Block racked up a 13:38
mark. However, many observer*
and runners, are of the opinion
that the speedy freshman has set
official record for the course
which has undergone some alteration within the past three years
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