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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No., 30
Mardi Gras Under Canvas
Circus Theme For Greek Ball
"Come to the Mardi Gras under the Big Top", will be
the slogan for 1948 Greek Letter ball on January 22 and 23,
according to information received yesterday by the Daily
Ubyssey from ball officials.
The circus theme will be carried throughout with
clowns, peanut vendors, popcorn, and the usual 'huzzah'
that characterizes the gaiety of the Big Top.
Co-chairmen of the committee are Mary McAlpine and
Pidge McBride.
Response Poor In Campus
Naval Recruiting Drive
UNTO Needs 50 More Men
To Reach Unit Strength
Response to the current drive of the University Naval
Training Detachment, UBC contingent, has been termed "disappointing" by the unit's commanding-officer, Lt.-Cmdr. Frank
Turner. -% 	
Ball Fracas Of
'No Importance'
Says Toronto
Toronto, Nov. 14—(CUP) —
"Much ado about nothing" was
the way Toronto Evening Telegram treated the fracas which
took place here last Saturday
during a football game, between
Queen's and Toronto.
Similar opinion was also felt by the
Toronto Varsity, official organ of the
University   of   Toronto.
Police at the game had allegedly
struck students during a rough and
tumble which took place in the
Earlier reports had also said that
two mounted officers had gone to the
north end of the field to find a constable  who  had  been  knocked  down.
A university committee is now in
the process of investigating the affair
while Mayor Saunders of Toronto is
to lead an inquiry from a broader
point of view.
Police, hired to handle the latere
crowds, were reported to not have
been on duty at the proper time and
will be under fire soon from the investigating committee.
Few men have responded to the call
issued earlier this week for 50 men
to bring the unit up to proper divisional strength, said Turner.
A broad training program is offered
to prospective enlistees complementing university courses in each faculty.
Electrical engineers are given practical training in the naval aspects of
their courses and receive further
training at sea if desired.
General courses offered by the unit
include: torpedo, anti-submarine,
navigation, sailing and boats, radar
and gunnery. Men are trained in the
fields which interest them most.
Several social functions are staged
each year for UNTD members in addition to sports and allied activities.
Facilities at HMCS "Discovery" are
available to personnel including the
canteen and the use of small sailing
Enquiries regarding the division
should be directed to tlie UNTD offices   in   the   Armory.
Provincial Government Plans New
Building For Biology, Pharmacy
—Daily Ubyssey photo by Averil Biatcmord
PORTRAIT OF MISS AVERAGE UBC as painted by the noted
artist Easel the Weasel, (on right). Measurements for the masterpiece were procured from female members of the audience
during the Fall Ball pep meet in the Armory, Tuesday. Gushing
fan on the left is Lome Glendenning.
SCM To Present
Lecture Series
Queens Approves
Student Christian Movement will
present a series of talks on the "Social
Responsibility of a Christian Today"
in Arts 100 at 12:30 p.m. beginning
Monday,   November   17.
First speaker is Dr. Norman Black
speaking on "Christianity as a Social
"Christianity and Contemporary
Social Philosophies" has been chosen ! J"| | fW%f
by   Mildred   Fahrni.   She   will   speak : VHcHIVC      III      VPV
on Monday, November 24. I
Elmore Philpott will address the' KINGSTON, Ont., Nov. 12—(CUP)-
group on December 1. His topic is A resolution proposing a change from
"Christianity and a Major World Ccn- the present government control of
flict." the   Canadian  Broadcasting   Corpora-
~ tion    to    control    by    private    enter
prise passed with a slim majority of
98 to 92 at the first session of Queen's
University Model Parliament held
in Grant Hall last week.
IRC Appeals For
An appeal for accommodation for
International Relations Club delegates from all over the United States
and Canada has been issued by
university  officials.
IRC has arranged for the billetting
of about 100 visitors at Acadia camp,
but as 120 delegates are expected accommodation has fallen short.
Students wishing to board the visitors should contact Alan McGill, BAy.
6339 R or Don Paul, FAir. 4970.
Guests would be willing to pay for
their  lodgings,  say  IRC   officials.
Legion Discusses Raise
In Grant To Veterans
Social  Evening  Planned
To Follow General Meet
Raising of government grants for student-veterans will !..
the main item under discussion at the University Brancn
Canadian Legion meeting to be held in Brock Hall at 7 p.m
Wednesday, November 19.
Tlie Liberal Party, led by Alan
Beveridge, held the balance of power
with the Labor-Progressive Party,
under the leadership of Don Heap,
forming the official opposition.
It was the first time in Queen's
history that a Mock parliament had
been tried. Student interest in the
project was high.
Ed McCullough, leader of the CCF
party, stated that the experiment
would arouse student interest in
political affairs and provide a source
of well-informed people for future
participation  in  Canadian  affairs.
James Sinclair, Liberal M.P. for
North Vancouver, slated in a public
meeting on the campus Monday,
November 10, that there was a possibility of the government awarding
an increase in the grant or a cost-of-
living bonus to affect married veterans with dependents.
The Legion executive, in conjunction with the National Council of
Student Veterans, has had this same
question under consideration for the
past month, and has carried out a
survey at Little Mountain camp. A
number of specific recommendations
will be discussed at Wednesday's
Judging from an informal poll, there
is considerable difference in opinion
on the question of an increase of
DVA grants. The strongest difference
lies in the possibility of increase for
single men and married men without
However, greater unanimity was,
shown in the case of married veterans
with dependents, and greater support
was shown for an upward revision
of their allowances, stated Legion
The meeting will follow the established   tradition   of   combined   social
and  business meetings,  Perry  Millar,
Legion President, claimed.
The Snack Bar will be open, and
records, cards, and dancing will follow the discussion. As this is the
first general meeting of the season,
the executive hopes that all those
able to attend will be present.
Students Hear
"A Challenge to Canada ;n
World Affairs" will be the topic
of an address to students by
Howard Green, M.P., Progressive-Conservative member for
Vancouver South, who will
speak in the auditorium at 12:30
p.m. Monday.
Cenior Conservative member of
parliament for this province, Mr-.
Green has represented Vancouver
South at Ottawa for the last thirteen
years. First elected in 1935, he was
returned to parliament by his constituents in 1940 and 1945.
The constituency of Vancouver
South  embraces the  University area.
A barrister and solicitor, Mr. Green
was born in Kaslo, B.C. A graduate
of the University of Toronto C15> he
left Osgoode Hall to go overseas in
World War I with tlie 54th Kootcnay
I C'attalion.
Long   prominent   in   h■;j'al   .and   Progressive-Conservative       chvh-.,       Mr.
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Department Of Public Works
Calls Construction Tenders
The likelihood of a fourth new permanent building for
UBC came to light yesterday when the Provincial department
of Public Works called for tenders for construction of a half
million dollar biological sciences and pharmacy building.
Tentative plans are now com-f^
plete for a four-storey struc
ture to be erected at the intersection of the University Boulevard and the Main Mall.
Closing date for tenders on *he
$550,000 contract is pegged at December 29, and informed sources state
that construction will begin as soon
as possible after that date.
The building is designed to house
the department of Biology now located
in the Applied Science building and
a number of huts on the West Mall.
The recently established UBC department of Pharmacy will also bc
moved into a wing of the new building. Tlie youthful department, established last year, will be moved from
its present huts located in the orchard
Construction will be of reinforced
concrete with veneered stone at *he
base of the main entrance and along
the foundation, as in the case of the
new Physics building.
The central unit will house essential services such as heating and
ventilating for the wings.
Contract plans call for a lecture
amphitheatre seating 200, two large
lecture rooms, seating more than 100,
a library, and smaller lecture rooms
and seminar rooms.
The architects' plans, drawn up by
Tharp and Thompson Berwick Pratt
Co. Ltd., call for a star-shaped floor
plan with a central unit from which
four wings will radiate.
The building, three storeys plus a
basement level, will be situated on
the south-east corner of the intersection in what is now tlv top corner
of the agriculture field.
Three of the wings have been assigned to the Biology department and
tlie  fourth,   to  the  Pharmacy  school.
Ultra modern research labs as well
as   space   for   the  junior  and  intermediate labs will be included in the
biology   wings.
It is believed that the UBC Board
of Governors has decided to complete
the entire building but equip only the
first one or two floors in an effort
to keep the cost within the budget
of §550,000.
Several valuable collections of biological and geological specimens now
stored in the Applied Science building
are considered to be in danger of
fire damage.
"The new structure will be completely fireproofed by the most modern
methods," according to the architects.
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Singer Conducts
Symphony Today
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
under the baton of Jacques Singer
will present the second in a series
of five concerts today at 3:30 p.m.
iri the Armory.
The concert has been arranged by
the Special Events committee of the
Literary   and   Scientific   Executive.
The two-hour program will include:
Symphony in D Minor . .Cesar Franck
Les Preludes  Liszt
Valse   Triste    Sibelius
Cupid  Psyche    Hindemtth
The  Bat    Strauss
Finlandia    Sibelius
Tickets priced at twenty-five cents
veil I be sold al the door before the
c( neerl.
'-'in-ine Hr'vr is once mora open
I - nidi ,-i s'l v traffic via Spanish
"X ■nl,';.
i'r.. chirr.1 lYIi-r n'aiirsi (hui
a1! | nssihlc use this route to re-
h'-ye coinn'sHen on other university   thoroughfares.
Arms Ships
Picketed By
Gov't Action
Protested By
McGill Groups
Montreal, Nov. 14—(CUP) —
As the freighter "Cliffside" lay
at Pier 7 of Montreal Harbour
last week, a group of McGill
students paraded onto the dock
carrying placards of "Remember Hong Kong" and "No Arms
for Dictators".
The ship was taking on arms
and ammunition reportedly
destined for China.
The trek was led by Vince Goring
of  the   Student   Christian   Movemsnt
and Norm Nerenberg of the Federation of Labor Youth.
The picketing, however, was not
sponsored by any particular group,
Goring explained, but was rather an
expression of opinion on the part
of members of his and other- groups.
During the afternoon of the parade,
announcements were made in several
lecture rooms asking students to support the picketing.
At 5:30 p.m., 50 students met at the
corner of Common and St. Lawrence
streets and were issued with plac-
ri'rlq. previously prepared and brought
to c pier.
Through the efforts of Nerenberg
the picketers gained entrance to the
dock and were able to reach the
ship's side before being ordered away
by Harbor Police. They were ousted
on the grounds that their entrance
was illegal.
In a report to the press, Goring
stated that he believed any action
to support a war should be made
through the United Nations. He claimed that through various sources he
had learned that the regime of Chiang
Kai-shek was a dictatorship and completely corrupt.
His beliefs, he said, were substantiated by Rev. James Endicott of
Toronto, a missionary recently returned from China.
Nerenberg explained that the cargo
on board the "Cliffside" included two
and a half thousand tons of small
arms ammunition for rifle and machine gun plus a complete arms
factory dismantled for shipment. He
claimed that* these supplies were being sent by the Canadian Government to the Chinese National Government but he did not say against
whom the ammunition was to be used.
BUP Editor Talks
To Newman Club
The Newman Club is presenting as
guest speaker R. Keyserlingk, managing editor of the British United
Press on Friday, November 14 at 12:30
p.m. in Arts 100, announced Phil
Brocking,   club   president,   yesterday.
Mr. Keyserlingk will deliver an address on "The Student and the Social
Coming lo Canada in 1925 from *he
stiitcs, he attended UBC and in 102!)
graduated   with   honors:   i
Later   Mr.    Keyserling
foreign   correspondent   f.
in i:i:m
became a
BLIP and
was appointed gen. ; al manager for Kuropo, and Ihe K.ist. Indies
In lfl.17 he returned to Canada t"
become manager of BUP for C.tiada
lie   journeyed    to   Kuropo   in   19-Ki   to
cover Germany,
France and   the Low PAGE 2
Friday, November 14, 1947
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GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,   Tore   Larssen;   Features   Editor,   George  Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger.
The Undergraduate Societies Committee,
most recent addition to our vast fabric of
student government, has evidently begun to
feel its administrative oats.
The committee, some sixty odd strong,
rose in a body and lashed out at the Daily
Ubyssey last week. The resolution they passed
came to public notice and to the notice of
the Publication Board when they attempted
to secure Student Council backing before
calling a conference with the editorial board
of the newspaper.
Council decided not, and so USC »is evidently going ahead with plans to get together
with the editors all by themselves. The
Publications Board has not as yet received
any communique from the opposing force.
In the meantime, the editorial board is
wondering what it is all about.
Although it is entirely conjecture, it
appears altogether likely that USC grievances
will stem from the old question of the degree
to which the Daily Ubyssey should be publicity sheet and public relations organ for the
The opposite view is that the publication
should be run as a newspaper with a fundamental responsibility to the truth, catering
to those aspects of the truth that are most
likely to interest the largest number of
We solidly subscribe to the latter view
with the conviction that by so doing we are
fulfilling our responsibility to the students
who pay the 50 percent of production c8sts
that are not met by advertising revenues.
At the same time, we will be the first
to admit that our columns should carry
advance notices of meetings and other classified advertisements This service should be
offered in recognition of the work done by
the organizers of thts meetings if for no other
We have always attempted to achieve
this aim and any workable suggestion which
is likely to assist in solving the mechanical
difficulties involved will be warmly received.
If carried to an excess, however, a policy
of serving as a publicity sheet for AMS functions and purposes could well result in The
Daily Ubyssey becoming a series of "students
are urged to . . . "
It is our firm conviction that we should
not urge students to do anything. We should
give them the facts where we think they might
be interested and allow them to make up
their own minds. If the cause is a worthy
one, we have sufficient faith in the intelligence
of UBC students to expect them to recognize
it as such without our prompting.
If this is the root of the USC agitation
we will gladly explain to their "selected
committee" and to Miss Hodgins just how
we stand.
Plain Talk
Of Romance
In Defence
On The Wagon
Having  got   over   its
SONG OF attack of sea-green bil-
LOVE iousness, tho Wagon is
happy to return to its
accustomed journey down the country-lane,
complete with morning gKories, columbines,
peach trees and chaste damosels.
Happy is it to view with sober eyes the
rise of the country sun, glimmering romantically over a country orchard. O! the joys of
riding home after a night of dancing, with
For when a man is
tired and beaten, when
the    whole    damned
world    seems    wrong,
when friends are gone and life seems bleak,
who is it that sets a man at peace,  if not
that scheming, wicked but lovable female?
Ay, the woman does it. But not for man's
sake. Ay, she does it; she does it, but just
so that he'll learn to turn to her for consolation, for encouragement, for life itself.
And man will follow through; he'll go
along with the gag. With his eyes wide open,
man will fall into the trap, time without end.
For man, when properly seduced, possesses
more inertia per cubic
centimetre    than    anything  on  God's  green  earth—or  Hell's  half
And man, from this beautiful seduction,
gains the ability to come back—time after
time—to have his face slapped. He gains the
ability to take it with a smile; he gains, yes,
the need for it.
Witness Mr. Bewley's poignant tale of
Valentine Lawless, and that woman's last
spurning of her man. But be not hard upon
her; she could not help it. Such an act has
been inherent in woman since the days of
Eve and the female serpent—that Eden business was a put-up job.
your arm around your steady—in spite of
all, no typewriter has or ever shall have tlie
shape and cuddling softness of the female
Not that woman is perfect. Hell no. They
are, or most of them, the most scheming of
all living things; and it seems a safe bet that
the serpent of the Garden of Eden was a
female serpent.
But it's this very scheming that endears
the woman to the masculine mind.
For life is much too short to stand on principles, and if a warm and cheery thing can
be formed from an apparently desolate future
and it takes woman to wreak the transformation, then man is willing.
And so is woman. For is not the price a
cheap one? What is a series of false declarations of love and affection, of hypocritical
declarations of HER man's superiority, compared to security for the rest of her life?
Ay, what indeed?
And then, too, man does gain; this is no
one-sideel bargain.
No, men, do not forget the power of
women. But love them, you can't avoid that.
But. if you begin Lo neglect their power, think
of Thorne Smith's tale of the bishop's jaegers.
That, master of whimsy spent half a chapter
outlining an argument between the man and
the woman as to which seduced which. Although Mr. Smith did not solve the case, the
Wagon i.s more than willing to lay heavy
odds on the woman.
When thinking of the true, the romantic
love, one must never forget the caution that
appeared in the Vancouver Sun a short while
ago. It said in essence: "A lover should not
hold his bride by the cars when he kisses
No. That way her hands are free.
Three cheers, Les Bewley, for your
quick defense of the man who loved,
despite the fact that his love was
never returned. To Stainsby and
Wasserman, a fig for their typewriters and cynicism. Do not let them
weaken your faith in the existence
of romance.
I have been pounding a typewriter
for a long time, now, writing letters
to a certain little woman in Montreal.
When she steps off the train in Vancouver, sometime next week, I assure
Stainsby that my typewriter is going
to take an awful beating, both in
time spent and affection bestowed.
As for Wasserman, I do not think
he is as cynical as some of his writings suggest. Just wait, Wasserman,
just wait until you meet THE WOMAN. She will, without any show of
strength, deal you such a blow that
you will turn to poetry as a means
of expression, and dream sweet
dreams through lecture periods.
Three rousing UBC cheers for all
tho women in tlie world, who despite;
numerous failings, have suffered in
silence the results of man's madness
and soothed the harshness of his life
with their softness and their loveliness.
Stairway To The Stars
Of my "carefully hoarded supply
of stars," four to UBC for a warm
and appealing campus spirit. Transferring from McGill to UBC, I am
thoroughly enjoying the freshness
and newness and magnificent setting
of this University. I am getting a
tremendous kick (in the pants from
Ubyssey readers) out of every minute
Four stars to the Thunderbirds for
hard fighting through o 16ng scries
of discouraging losses to a win and
a tough near-win. Four io the Jokers'
Club for humour that for sheer madness compels to laughter. Four to a
livelv little newspaper, The Daily
Ubyssey (you can take that gun
away from my head now, Ferguson).
Yes, even four to C. E. Ball, who
accused me of carefully hoarding my
supply of stars in a Letter to the
Editor, which for originality and out-
sp< ken criticism of my use of adjectives, deserves an even greater
galaxy of s'ais.
I have plenty more in reserve and
will hand them out to those who I
fee! deserve to «:limb my stairway to
'.he stars.
Socks And Kisses
It is good to read in the Ubyssey
that the girls of the Sigma chapter
of Phrateres are crying their little
hearts out for UBC students with holes
in their socks. They have offered their
services, for free, in repairing the
damage on condition that UBC students concerned are "batching" and
that socks are clean.
For the offer alone, all male stu •
dents at UBC should not only give;
them a vote of thanks, but offer in
return a kiss for every hole mended.
On this basis, business will flourish
and  romance  may  blossom.
Phrateres will have to stipulate
another condition. Holes must bc
genuine. Scissors or sandpaper are not
to  be  used,
Campus Call
by Jack McCaugherty
"Canadian industry is increasing a'
such a rate that it will be able to absorb all graduate engineers for the
next  twenty  years."
This was the opinion stated by W/'i.
Kirkpatrick, assistant goner, d manager of the Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Co.. who addressed :\ meeting of the Engineer's Undergi.-uh'.ate
Society  yesterday.
Kirkpatrick also stressed the advantages given in all fields of the
manufacturing world by an engineering  course.
WILL PERSON who picked up wrong    WILL THE  BOY  who  phoned   about , PAIR OF BLUE-RIMMED GLASSES
navy   burberry   in   library   Thursday    found Waterman's pencil please plume ' without    case.    Finder    please   phone
morning please phone KJHrr. 5881)11
Grahame   Thomson   at   KErr.   2451.
BAy. (i2:")0 again as message was  mi-
AIR   FORCE   officer's   raincoat   taken
from HB (i Monday noon. One left in ' TWO   STUDENTS   sharing   male   or
HB7 can be had by interchange. See   female.   Close   to   bus,   Phone   ALma i bably   lost   in   Armory   on   Monday,
janitor HB 7. I 1441 Y. please turn it into AMS.
WILL PERSON finding 'Writing  and
Thinking',    Foersler-Sleadman,    pro-
PUNNV -MOW *k  ooy
1   fAUW  so>*eT"i*Aes
"I wonder what position
I7/ be playing?"
If Egbert carries anything over the
touchline this year, it apparently won't be the
ball — but students everywhere know that
what really counts is pulling your weight,
in the stands or on the field, as water-boy or
Are you pulling your weight in your personal finances? One way to keep in scoring
position is to save regularly. Then you'll have
the money for the things you
want — when you want them.
Get on the team by
opening your B of M savings
account today.
Bank of Montrmi
working with Canadijans in every walk of fife since 1817
West 1'oint Grey  Brain Ii   (Uuive^
D'strid):  r...I. S(.TIIFJ)]'X. Manager
Peter S. Mathewson
80.'J Royal Bank Building
lJA 5:521
BAy  7208 R
Friday, November 14, 1947
Letter Solves Mystery
Ubyssey Scribe Wanders
South Seeking Adventure
ED. NOTE: Every once in a while, one of the Daily
Ubyssey reporters gets the urge for a little excitement.
Hence we were not too surprised when we received this
letter in the Pub Thursday morning. According to the
letterhead on the envelope, our correspondent was using the
stationery of the Immigration Detention House, Seattle,
Washington, This is what he had to say.
Dear Laurie, "<v
Well, boss, I guess you have been
wondering where the hell Ive been.
A quick glance at the letterhead will
tell you. It's a long, sad tale boss,
but here I am. You remember when
I saw you at the game Saturday,  1
told you what had happened during
the previous fifteen hours. We will
call that Chapter 1. Chapter one was
good. But Chapter two—the one I
am wading through now—is much
better. '' "-?
The Urge To Trovel Returns
It starts at mid-nite last night,
Sunday. I am lying in bed not bothering anybody when I get the urge
to go back to Seattle and complete
my enlistment in the U.S. Army Air
Well, boss, I get up, get dressed,
and get hitch-hiking. I get to the
border OK and through the Canadian
Customs. Then I start to have trouble.
You see I had left all my identification papers at home and therefore
could not prove that I was either
Canadian or American. After not a
little difficulty, however, I convinced
the Yank immigration officer that I
was American, born in San Francisco
and on my way to Seattle to complete
enlistment. He passed me through
and I started to walk through Blaine.
But before I got a lift, a guy called
Richardson picked me up and took
me back to the American Immigration
office. Oh yeah, he was a cop-
border patrol—of course and a pretty
sharp character. Well, boss, he started to quiz me. At first it was oral
and very easy. He asked me how
many stars in the U.S. flag, then how
many stripes. I answered both correctly and he  then aslced  me a bit
about the American Revolution and
the Civil War. He asked me what
countries fought the Civil War. (I
wouldn't say for sure, boss, but I
think he thought I was stupid.) Then
he asked me about the 4th of July
and some other American holidays.
I gave him correct answers I think
and then he comes out with, "What's
the first of July?" I said if it fell
on a Sunday the taverns were closed,
and he became angry. He left the
room and came back with a blank
"sworn statement'' form and we went
to work on that. At first I shot the
shot and gave him quite a line.'But
after he had repeated such words as
"oath" and "20 years" a few times,
I decided to come clean. So we started
again and I gave him the truth. He
finished with me about 5:30 this
morning (Monday) and locked me
up. The cell wasn't bad at all. Two
beds, private washroom, magazines,
etc. In fact, all it lacked was a
Gideon Bible. I slept till about nine
this morning and then a guard
brought breakfast. The less said about
the food, the better. (I think this is
going to be censored and I don't
want to offend anybody).
They Took Me For A Ride
About 9:30 I was taken upstairs
for more statements. This lasted for
about two hours and then they took
me downstairs to be fingerprinted.
After this I was escorted to a '4<i
Buick for a 70 mph drive to Seattle.
On the way we stopped at Bellingham
and picked up another Canadian.
One of the cops—the driver—bought
me a pack of Camels at Bellingham
also. The trip clown was most enjoyable. All the old jokes were
dragged out!
Well, boss, this brings us to 815
Airport Way in Seattle, where I am
now. The housing problem has hit
this place too, boss. The 36 bunks
were filled and they had to put up a
new double decker for us in a narrow
aisle. The place is predominated by
Mexicans and  Dutchmen so I really
feel like an alien. One of tne Dutchmen says he has been 3% months
so don't expect to see me too soon.
Well, boss, I guess that's it for now.
I'll write again as soon as I hear
something definite.
Yours in solitude,
P.S.—Tell Dick to keep his head in
my absence and try to keep things
moving in ye oldc Daily Ubyssey
Sports Dept.
P.P.S.—Just a last line boss. Just
came back from supper. One plate
beans, one bowl milk, four slices
bread, three stewed prunes, and something that was a cross between lea
and coffee.
P.P.P.S.—Mail me the Daily Ubyssey
before I go stir crazy!
SCM PRESENTS Dr.  Norman Black
speaking  on  "Christianity   as  a   Social Religion" on Monday, November
17 at 12:30 p.m. in Arts 100.
* * *
VOC MEETING, Tuesday for voting
in new members. Wednesday meeting
to discuss fall party draw for all
members. In Ap. Sc. 204, 12:30, both
clays. See notice board Wednesday
morning for list of new members.
CHRISTIAN   SCIENCE   Organization
invites   all    interested    students   to
attend   its   regular   weekly   meetings
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the double
committee room, Brock Hall south.
* • •
Mr. Lee Straight speak on shotguns.
Wednesday, November 19 at 12:30 in
Ap. 100.
..Perfectly Laundered
3 t°r sic
4390 W 10
Dear Sir:
Re the present liquor controversy
here is an appropriate poem recently
sent me:
The horse and the mule live thirty
And nothing known of  wine and
The goat and sheep at twenty die
And never taste of Scotch or Rye.
The cow drinks water by the ton
And   at  eighteen   years   is  mostly
Without the aid of rum or gin
The dog at fifteen cashes in.
The cat in milk and water soaks
And then, in twelve short years it
The modest sober bone-dry hen
Lays eggs for  nogs,  then  dies  at
All animals are strictly dry,
They sinless live and  swiftly  die:
But  sinful,   ginful,   rum-soaked   men
Survive   for   threescore   years   and
And   some   of   us,   and   rightly   few,
Keep drinkin' till we're ninety-two.
Aiming for ninety-two
» » *
Dear Sir:
I protest the Student Council's decision to make the university a platform for that political circus exhibit.
Kurt Schussnigg.
Ordinarily even the most famous
and meritorious speakers are content to be invited to the university
and to speak without charge. Schussnigg demands $250 and receives a
guarantee of that amount. Apart
from showing what gall can achieve,
the Council's decision underwrites a
political bankrupt and touring
Why not provide the same facilities
for touring quack doctors and "psychologists"? Or canned heat artists
in their highly developed stages?
Gordon Martin
Film Society Shows
"Lost Horizon"
UBC Film Society will present the
multi-million dollar Tibetan dream,
"Lost Horizon", on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
The film screens Ronald Colman in
the role of a philosophical writer
who crashes in Tibet. Natives guide
him- lo Shangri-la with its formula
for perfect living. The dying High
Lama asks him to take over leadership of the Utopia of beauty and
peace but he steals away and after
ghastly hardships arrives in England
sufTerinp;   total   amnesia.
When his memory returns he runs
away in a desperate search for his
CAIRNGORM PIN in the shape of a
thistle. Keepsake. Please return to
AMS office.
• • •
WILL THE PERSON who took the
wrong coat Wednesday in the Physics
building   please   phone   BAy.   9491R.
RIDE to and from New Westminster.
See Don, shoe shine shop, south basement, Brock Hall.
• » •
LOST: McGRAW and Hill 6-place
Tables in the vicinity of HL huts.
Finder please return to AMS office.
Speaks On
At Pender Auditorium
Monday, November 17, 8p.m.
Auspices of  Pacific Tribune
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If you'll get all your ski-togs
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stocking cap  2.95
gabardine downhills .... 8.95
weatherproof jacket ...15.95 Chiefs Swamp Chilliwack
In 50-37 Casaba Victory
Living up to their namesake, the UBC Chiefs, Wednesday
night, scalped Chilliwack's Senior A mellonmen to the tune of
50-37 in the Varsity Gym.
Nearly 200 spectators saw the Blue '
and Gold squad take their first win of
the young season after last week's
debut which witnessed a heartbreaking loss to the Dominion champion
The first half of the game was
uneventful as both teams strove to
hit their stride. Scoring was sporadic
but when the whistle sounded to end
the second quarter the score board
showed Varsity on top by a 22-17
The third frame was when the
Chiefs really let loose. Whether it
was Whittle's pep talk during the
half-time pow-wow or his decision to
switch from zone to man-to-man defence, his charges responded magnificently. Led by captain Freddie Bossons they completely outshot and outplayed the Valley men. Chilliwack
was touched for 14 points while managing to gather only 5 for themselves.
Play reached a furious pace during
the final frame as the visitors fought
back desperately. Fists as well as the
ball were flying as Chilliwack's Robinson took a swing at one of the
Varsity rooters. Only the quick work
of referee Siborne prevented a full
scale free-for-all.
Both teams worked hard in the
dying minutes of the game but the
razzle-dazzle play of the Chiefs prov-
In a fast and furious minor league
preliminary to the Chief gamo on
Wednesday night, the Acadian entry
took a sweet 44-40 game away from
the Inter A Whites. The outcome in
doubt from the opening whistle to the
final horn and at times the ball almost
equalled that displayed by some of
tho Senior A clubs around town
This win was the second for the Acad-
ians and the loss was the third for
the Whites. High men for the winners
were Hartley with 13 and Charleston
with 12. Lanky Denny Wotherspoon
was top for the losers and for the
game with a sharp 14.
ed too much for their guests and the
final reckoning showed the Varsity
men out in front 50-37,
Scoring honours on both sides were
pretty evenly distributed. Bossons
and Walker led the winners with 10
points apiece while Britton, also with
10, was high man for the losers.
CHIEFS: Boyes 7, Bossons 10, Amm
2, Watt 3, Broadhead, Raitt 3, Phillips
8, Walker 10, Fowler 2, McKeachie 3,
Abercrombie,  Jones  2,
CHILLIWACK: Robinson 9, R. Britton 10, L. Britton 6, Teetzel 1, Butchart
G, Sellers, Dyson, Pyvis 3, Gleig 2.
Soccermen Ready
For Crucial Tilts
A fighting Varsity soccer eleven
will be out to make it four straight
wins and keep their share of the
V&D First Division leadership when
they tangle with Empire Hotel on
Sunday at 2:30 at Callister Park.
Miller McGill's squad is in great spirit
after their big win last weekend at
Powell River and expect to repeat
against the Hotel boys.
UBC, who tied the Kerrisdale gang
last week, will be up against a strong
aggregation in the form of Norquay
at Norquay Park, Saturday, at 2:30.
UBC, who have been improving
greatly over the past weeks, is still
hindered by the fact that when one
of their players makes an exceptionally
good showing, the player is usually
moved up to the Varsity squad.
Showing the same form that
brought them the cup last year,
Vai-siy has been going up the ladder
steadily till now the team is tied for
the top rung position. This spectacular
rise is the direct result of some superb
coaching by Millar McGill and some
extremely fast and heady playing by
the team. With teamwork such as
this, the campus men are indeed a
force to be reckoned with.
Friday, November 14, 1947
V ■£»
'Bird Hoopsters Ready;
Meet Longview Saturday
UBC's basketballing Thunderbirds will see action for the
second time this season, when they take on a starry quintet
from Longview, Washington this Saturday night.
'Birds Leave
For Grid Final
Linfield College will provide
the Thunderbird grid squad
with their last chance to take
another game this season when
they meet the 'Birds in a brand- \
new stadium at McMinnville,
Oregon, this Saturday.
Although the Wildcats are well up
in the standings of the PNWC, the
'Birds are in no way dismayed. Last
week the Blue and Gold squad was
rated to lose by at least 21 points, but
instead they gave Pacific University
the scare of their lives before being
nosed out 20-19.
If the weather holds clear, it is a
cinch that the 'Birds will unleash
their potent passing attack which
has gained them so many yards in the
last few contests.
The 'Bird eleven will be leaving
Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. and will
spend the night in Seattle before
commencing the 250-mile grind to
Pucksters Blank
Hapless Beacons
A rampaging UBC hockey
squad really went on the warpath last Wednesday night
when they trampled a hapless
Woodwards Beacon team 8-0 in
the opening game of a Senior
B Intercity hockey league
double header.
Although they had a bit of trouble
getting started in the first two frame<,
the 'Birds skated circles around their
opponents when  they really  hegan to
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,,    1'iiur-wa.v    tie    for    top   spot    alon<:
Willi   Nanaimo.   White   Spots   and   the
New Westminster Cubs,
Line-ups for the Queen's Park game
on Sunday will be chosen at a junior
Ice Hockey meeting to be held today
at 12:30 p.m. in the Gym.
All    UBC   Soccer    players    wi
meeting  Wednesday,   November
Arts 108, at 12:30 p.m.
starting lineup for the 'Birds will
in all probability be the same as the
one used in the Homecoming classic
when they edged a grad squad 66-63.
Bob Haas will be in the pivot spot
with Pat McGeer and Harry Kermode
flanking him in the forward line.
Nev Munro and Bob Scarr will fill
the guard positions.
The opposition from the Longview
Lions will be no mean thing. Last
year this team won all of their games
while playing against such aggregations as Portland University, Oregon
State, University of Southern California, New York University, and
Long Island University. Tlie greater
part of the Lions squad have returned
for another season, and should be no
On the other hand, the Thunderbirds have never been known to quail
at the sight of the opposition's press
clippings, and will be in there fighting
all the way—and when the 'Birds are
out for a win, they just aren't kidding.
Game time is 8:00 p.m., and the scene i
of battle will  be the Varsity Gym.
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The game, an AMS pass feature,
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