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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 66
Baby Susan
Faces Wide
Six More Infants
Vie For Honors   .
Susan Joy Thorneycroft will
have to face no less than eleven
challengers in the coming Canadian baby contest as six more
universities made a late bid for
national infant honors.
The University of Saskatchewan,
McMaster, Bishops and Dalhousie
Universities and MacDonald and
Carleton Colleges have informed
Branch 72 of the Canadian Legion
of their willingness to accept the
Legion contest officials have extended the February 24 deadline to
March 1 in order to accomodate Dalhousie and Saskatchewan who felt
that shortness of time might prevent
them from entering.
No word has been received from
Senator Cairine Wilson or Mrs.
Gladys Strum, MP, who have been
asked to act as judges. However,
Carleton College, in a letter to the
Legion, indicated that they would
contact Mrs. Strum personally and
ask her again to preside.'
It is probable that Carleton College
will be where the -work of judges
will be handled.
Pubs Appear Here,
But Only in Debate
Visions of alcholism floated over the
UBC campus last week, but it was all
in fun when members of the Parliamentary Forum debated the desirably
of establishing English pubs and American taverns in Vancouver.
Don Cunliffe, by his own admission
speaking from experience, pointed out
that the present system can lead  to
the  breaking  up  of friendships.
"Two friends walking down the
street decide that they are thirsty but
when one wants a cup of coffee and
the other wants a glass of beer, their
friendship takes abeating,"  he said.
Canadians would probably need
some education into the pub system
but once educated they would assuredly practise moderation, Cunliffe
added, He was speaking in favor of
the resolution.
On the opposide side Barney Williams pointed to the record of Canadians in England and said that "we
would probably go wild here."
Besides, he added, from personal
experience he could say that a place
like "Dirty Dick's" was no answer to
the problem.
Yankee journalism will run rampant on the pages of
The Daily Ubyssey tomorrow as 17 University of Washington students 'take over' for one issue.
Their effort is the second part of an exchange feature
between The Daily Ubyssey and the journalism faculty of
the American university.
During the last week of January, 18 members of the
UBC publications board produced one number of The Washington Daily at Seattle.
USC Coup May Partition
Authority of Council
Polling booths for today's student Council elections will remain
the same as In previous voting
Only women will vote for presidents of WUS and WAD, and only
men will vote for the president of
MAD, announced etumlng officer
BUI McKay. Everyone will vote
for president of LSE, he said.
First year Arts and second year
Applied Science vote in the Armory. Other Artsmen, Home Er.,
Teacher Training and Physical
Training students cast their ballots In the Auditorium foyer. Poll
for upper years Science will be in
the Applied Science building, for
Law and Commerce In Brock Hall,
and for Aggies in the Agriculture
Committee Demands Decisions
Be Binding AMS Legislation
UBC Student Council will be asked on Friday to sign away
,a major portion of its own legislative authority to the almost-
unknown undergraduates society committee.
The virtual coup in student govern-<^-
ment came as a result of a meeting
Red States Abbot Plan
Helps American Interests
America is seeking to establish a ring of economically
dependent satellite nations in the Western Hemisphere, and
Canada's Abbott Plan is playing right into her hands, according
to Sid Zlotnick, statistician for the Trade Union Research Bureau
and member of the LPP.
~®   Zlotnick   spoke   before   the   week'y
meeting   of   the   campus   LPP   club
SUCH AS THIS may come to UBC if the dreams of local—ah,
flyers come true. Taxiing up the runway in his private plane,
an amateur flyer poses for the photographer. Unfortunately,
just as the camera was clicking, an unidentified woman happened to obstruct the view of the plane.
Tuesday     noon.     Approximately    75
persons  were   in  attendance.
Blasting at the Abbott plan for
tending to favor American commercial interests in Canada, Zlotnick
pointed out that Canada will soon find
itself in the dubious position of a
raw material market for Uncle Sam.
"Once Canada becomes dependent
on the United States for the bulk
of her manufactured goods, as must
happen with a 25 percent excise
tending t'o discourage basic industry,
she will find herself in exactly the
same position as the mid-European
countries which supplied Hitler with
raw materials during his rise to
power,"  Zlotnick  said.
''The effect of the plan has already
been felt in Canada's electrical, lumbering and canning industries where
large numbers of workers have been
laid off within recent months because US industry had bought out
the raw materials," he continued.
Pointing out that Canada's current
austerity plan is only a temporary
means of warding off tbe dollar-
crisis, he urged that immediate steps
be taken to strengthen Canadian
"An unfavorable trade balance has
always existed between Canada and
the United States. It is nonsense to
ruin our own basie industries through
excise taxes, while curtailing imports in the hope of eventually
stumbling into a favorable trade balance," he said.
Tween Classes
Yanks, UBC Meet
In Debate Tpday
Linfield debating team are on
the campus today to meet UBC
debaters in continuation of the
current series of international
John Randell, second year
Arts, and Jim Midwinter, first
year Arts, are the UBC contenders.
Topic to be defeated is "Resolved that the United Nations
should exercise exclusive control of atomic energy".
The speakers will meet today
in Physics 201 at 12:30.
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"WHY I BROKE OFF relations with
Chiang-Kai-Shek" is the topic of an
address to be given by Dr. James G.
Endicott, today at noon in the Auditorium, Dr. Endicott is appearing under the auspices of the Students CCF
Club. (
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A GENERAL MEETING of the Amateur Radio Operators club will be held
today at noon in the clubroom for
the purpose of nominating officers for
next year.
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tomorrow in Arts 204 at 12:30. Subject
of the discussion will be 'Our Pension
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FISH AND GAME members will hear
Hal Denton, managing editor of The
North West Sportsman, speak on B.C.
Fish and Game clubs in Ap. Sc. 100
today   at   12:30.
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HAM OPERATORS meet today in
their clubrooms at noon for the nomination of new officers
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will be the subject of Rev. Murdo
Nicholson M.A., in his address at 12:30
p.m. in Arts 204 Sponsored by the
Varsity Christian Fellowship, all students seeking true values are invited
to attend
of the undergraduate committee on
Tuesday which demanded with only
one dissenting vote that its decisions
be made binding on the Student
Up to the present time, the undergraduate committee has acted as an
advisory body to Student Council,
carrying out many of its administrative tasks and sub-committee
Under the plan which is to be
placed before Student Council Friday, the committee, which is composed of faculty representatives, will
be placed in a superior position to the
heretofore supreme student authority.
The Friday meeting^ will test council reaction by bringing together the
members of USC, the present Student
Council and the newly-elected council.
The motion was moved by Ralph
Huene, president of the Arts Undergraduate Society.
Dave Brousson of the Engineers
Undergraduate Society moved that
the various undergraduate societies
be impressed with the responsibility
and representation necessary for the
success of USC.
Bob Curry, in the chair due to the
sickness of chairman Rosemary Hodgins, concurred with Brousson and
stated that USC must have responsibility and authority if the organization is to fulfill its purpose.
Objection was raised by Muriel van
(tier Valk by pointing out that according to the constitution USC was to
be a sounding board for student
Jack Faghin of the Pre-Medical
Undergraduate Society pointed out
that as a sounding board USC was
useless unless it, was given responsibility.
Fails to Show
Ball Report
Fall Ball Loss
Still 'Mystery'
Despite a week-old Student
Council ruling that a report be
tubmitted the Fall Ball Com-
nittee failed to produce the
inancial breakdown of the
lance at a Monday's Council
In the meantime, unofficial estimates place losses on the affair,
which was supposed to be a money
making  venture,  at $511.
Reasons advanced for the loss include the theft of cigarettes to the
value of $40 and overtime playing by
the orchestra when the dance went
into extra hours.
Other losses were also incurred
when soft drinks disappeared after
the help went home.
Unexpected expenses resulted when
volunteer help to furnish the Armory was unavailable and labor had to
be hired.
According to Grant Livingstone,
AMS president, the affair was budgeted so that admissions would balance with expenditures. Profit was
expected from i!he sale of raffle
tickets. However only $112 was raised,
he added.
Arts Prom Fetes Yanks
At Commodore Thursday
Visiting California Rugby players will be the guests of the
Arts Undergraduate society when the Artsmen cavort at their
annual prom, Thursday at the Commodore cabaret.
The   players   arrived   in   the   city#-
Tuesday   to   play   against   the   UBC
Thunderbirds in a resumption of the
annual World Cup competition.
A  floor  show  featuring  a   profes
sional singer and an acrobatic adagio
team will be one of the features of
the affair.
The dance is open to all faculties
and years. Tickets are available
at the AMS offices, at the foot of
the caf stairs and at a special booth
that will be set up at the UBH-Cali-
fornia football game on Thursday.
Price is $2.50 per couple.
Comm Banquet Chits
On Sale This Week
Tickets for the annual Commerce
Banquet may be obtained by second
and third year Commerce students
this week from the CUS office, the
AMS office or members of the Commerce executive.
Art Botham, invitation committee
chairman, indicated yesterday that the
response of prominent businessmen
in the city has been excellent and
that attendance should excell that
of last year.
Robin Hood" Scores
UBC first Nighters Land
Smart Mussoc Operetta
University   of   Washington   Daily
Colorful staging and a sequence of
particularly polished musical numbers
characterized the opening of Reginald deKoven's light opera "Robin
Hood" Monday evening.
Based on the classic novel, thc operetta carries out the ubiquitous "hero
vs villian" theme in Tracing how
Robin Hood outwits thc Sheriff and
wins the hand of Lady Marian, Obviously,  the  plot  and  acting are  sub
ordinated to the music in this type
of production, but the slightlly imperfect dramatic technique was ade-
quatey balanced by good musical
continuity   and   smoothness,
Kelvin Service, in the title role, was
well cast as to appearance and manner, but oceasionaly lacker' the necessary vocal volume. Lady Marian,
played by Doris Dain, had good voice
control and did especially well in
two duets.
John   Fish,   as   the   Sheriff,   carried
out his combination villian-comedian
role with excellent stage presence.
His resonant and expressive voice
made his performance and singing the
best in thc show.
Other good performances were given
by Dougas Wetmore, ar; Little John;
Dorothy McPhillips, as Dame Dur-
den; Art Palmer, as Sir Guy; Walter
Hunsakcr, as Friar Tuck, and Sheila
Rayner  as  Annabelle.
Scenery and costumes were colorful, and combined with C. Hadyn
William's orchestral direction, suitably expressed the drama's atmosphere. PAGE 2
Wednesday, February 18, 1948
The Daily Ubyssey
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Published throughout the university year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia
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Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial  staff  of  The  Daily   Ubyssey  and  not  necessarily
those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
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GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,  Tore  Larssen;  Features  Editor,  George  Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave; Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger, Staff Cartoonist, Jack McCaugherty.
Most students will view with gratification
the steps currently being undertaken by the
USC to take a measure of the responsibility
for the government of the Alma Mater
The Undergraduate Societies Committee
passed a resolution at their regular meeting
Tuesday asking that student council accept
the decisions of the infant legislative body at
par, without turning them back for further
consideration or otherwise hedging about.
It is significant to note that Dave Brousson, who will be faced with the new rule as
president of the AMS next year, actively
supported the resolution.
At a special joint meeting of the council
and the USC scheduled for Friday, the matter
will be brought to the attention of the council
and their reaction will be tested. It is altogether likely that the student lawgivers will
It appears that USC, long the title-holder
for the most misunderstood group on campus,
is finally coming of age. This metamorphosis
is seen as an important trend in the ways
of student government. It appears that USC
has accepted the idea that perhaps the eleven
man panel of student council is not sufficient
basis for the administration of a $200,000-per-
year business such as the Alma Mater Society.
We concur.
In the first instance, there is simply too
much work involved in the many committees
and sub-groups to allow adequate attention
by the council.
Secondly, we are firmly convinced that
one of the prime objects of student government should be to teach responsibility through
the awarding of responsibility.
The more people involved in the formulation of AMS policy and the appropriation
of AMS funds, the better. Through the relega-
gation of a portion of this responsibility to
USC, the end is achieved, and the interests
of the AMS are improved . . . certainly not
The Children's Hour
(ED. NOTE: What follows is an unsolicited reply to previous columns written by Les Bewley. It is reprinted only
at Mr. Bewley's request, as an example
of what a woman will do with an adjective).
The polysyllabic rumblings that usually
occupy the Wednesday space directy under
the editorials have, through the use of the
Nazi device of constant repitition, tried to
give the UBC male animal delusions of persecution. The author has attempted to hypnotize the campus men into believing that
they are the victims of a vast conspiracy,
albiet a gentle one, wrought by the lilywhite
hands of UBC coeds, whom he has easily
cast into the role of a species of female Rasputin.
Now monopoly, it has been generally
agreed upon by all shades of campus opinion,
is an obscene defamer of this otherwise happy
age. And among the rankest of these libertines
is monopoly of speech, which sometimes goes
by the nom de plume of propaganda.
The UBC undergraduate body, I charge,
has through the promotions of the Publications Board and this Children's columnist, in
particular, been duped into embracing foul
mistress Propaganda, and has further been
deluded into believing that the dark venomous vipers wreathing her alabaster brow were
flaxen kiss-curls.
For is it not true that UBC columnists are
all men, that female scribes have purposefully
been discourdaged? Because like a breath of
truth that dissipates the swamp-born clouds
of calumny, these scribes' mildest word would
immediately topple like a house of cards, the
paper illusion the aforesaid columnists are
now building.
But being of indomitable fibre (as many
will be the first to admit) coeds are determined eventually to be heard. Therefore grasping an opportunity to speak on behalf of
women, I shall in the logical manner of my
kind, make my accusations, state my case, and
then follow with a simple solution to the grim
situation now confronting us.
So, Uncle B, our peripatetic pluff, our
monoglot mysogenist (intentional or otherwise) we shall answer your moonstruck mutters with a down-to-earth defence, and perhaps between the two there may arrive a
UBC women, you feel, have betrayed the
fine purpose of Leap Year by refusing to bow
to   tradition   and   turn   huntress.   Instead,
through the proletariat medium of the classified edvertisement, two of them have declared
their ennui with UBC men and have therefore
given romantic and idealistic LOVE (spelt
in Old English letters) a sharp slap in the face.
* * *
This you consider an illusion-destroying
catastrophe, second only to the atomic bomb.
(My on$ conjecture in your defence is that
perhaps during wartime, when circumstances
caused an unequal distribution of men over
the earth's surface, and that perhaps as a
result, our ordinarily solid citizen Uncle B
became warped by too much feminine adulation.)
Uncle B, let me herein correct your idea
that just because a fellow goes to university
that he is a polished gentleman. On the contrary (and many coeds will endorse this) a
university education has become popular baggage for the extreme, completely amoral
neolithic. And for good reason. For beneath
the varnished veneer and guileless smile often
reposes the soul of a fiend, which no amount
of early weaning on Ogreby Oats can completely annul or even sublimate.
Again, because a man wears gold braid
or has been physically exposed to the dogs of
war, does that necessarily imply that he is a
drunken officer and a cur, sir? A fig for
your F|0 Wulffs and Lt. Scranbags, Uncle B.
You also have attempted to defy the infallibility of statistics, by boastful expectorations of the exploits of your bosom friend,
Whizzer, who has six women (all neatly tabulated) on the string. Don't forget that the
boy-girl ratio on the campus is 3.9 to 1.
The ultimate result of such bragging, I
believe, will be to cause dissention among
the ranks of campus men, when they realize
that this Whizzer is depriving twenty-four
of them of feminine company.
Now for my promised advice. Among
your own tabulated utterances, reminiscent of
the warmed-over incoherencies of a wistful
sex maniac, I have occasionally noted a protest
to the reader, objecting to a constant harping
on wine, women and song (beer, wenches and
ditties to you, I presume). Well, there can
certainly be no legitimate objection to your
writing about women ,for anyone will agree
they are a vastly entertaining subject for
But cut out the beer. There must be another way to save your column from being
Gems of Wisdom
Dear Sir:
Recently I had occasion to borrow from the reserve library Bert-
rand Russell's "Skeptical Essays".
A short perusal of the book convinced me that it was not wholly
the work of Russell, as I had so
ingeniously supposed, but that
an immense number of exegetes
had aided the author in his purpose
by setting down in the margin,
fortunately in ink, a collection of
witty and brilliant remarks.
I undertook to make a count of
these wondrous gems of wisdom
but the matter got out of hand. At
any rate, there were a great many;
moreover, nearly every line in the
book was underscored and, in order to spare the pure any shock to
their conventional souls, some
agent of the Wattfh and Ward Society had made it his business to
bowdlerize the book by ripping put
a page.
I forbear from quoting any examples of this form of stupidity.
Throughout the book there were
amendments and corrections where
ever Mr .Russell's views on philosophy, the social order and psychology had happened to conflict
with those of eminent third year
students in these fields. Juvenile
philosophers, scientists, moralists,
and politicians had put forth their
best efforts so that those who came
after them might know where the
earl had erred. Incomparable wits
had made little annotations dripping with sarcasm and irony.
Doubtless we should be grateful
that these erudite sophomores wish
to enlighten us of more common
If these damn fools are so obsessed with the urgency of their
great thoughts, why don't they tell
them to someone, instead of writing them in a book which I at least
would like to read undented by
their stupidity. One of these savants should invert the light of his
brilliant intellect and ask himself
what purpose marginal comments
serve. I suspect they serve none
except that which this letter serves
—letting off steam. Letters to the
editor however, have the merit of
defacing nothing except the Ubyssey.
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Noble Effort
Dear Sir:
We would like to know why
there was not more publicity given
to the Engineers challenge to the
rest of the faculties for the "March
of Dimes" contest held Thursday,
February 5.
We talked to several students of
the other faculties and found that
the majority knew little or nothing
about it. Why? This was one of
the noblest efforts that has appeared on this campus in the
past several months.
If nearly 2000 students can raise
$547 why couldn't the other 7000
raise at least that amount, instead
of the small, but welcome sum
they did donate? They could, if
they knew when such events were
taking place.
The general policy of the Ubyssey seems to be to do their best
to belittle the Engineers. The staff
is always anxious to criticize our
faculty spirit, but declines to publicize an event which would benefit the name of thc University
just because it was originated
by the Engineers.
We think that you and your
staff could havg forgotten your
petty prejudices for a few issues,
and given this event at least as
much publicity as some of the
other less worthy events receive
in the Ubyssey.
John R. Hall
Bert Peele
J. Barrett
Science '50
ED NOTE: It is very discouraging to us to And that these engineers .signatories to the above letter,
should feel that The Daily Ubyssey
has deliberately conspired to close
Its news columns to thc march of
dimes story because the scheme
was promoted by the sciencemen.
We heartily agree that the march
of d,'mcs was a worthwhile endeavor and if it had not been for
thc aggies helicopter stunt on tlie
same day the Ubyssey would have
had the story. The man we sent
after it stopped to watch the 'copter and didn't come back. On a
professional newspaper, reporters
get fired for doing things like that,
but what arc we to do about It. •
. We would like to assure you
that the Ubyssey has no policy "to
do their best to belittle the engineers." That these three engineers
should think so is just a little
Quink Price
Dear Sir:
We understand that the main
(or original) idea of having a
University Book Store is to bring
about lower prices for supplies
and books to University students.
In view of this why, is it that
Parker Quink is now selling for
25c in the Book Store while all
other retail stores still maintain
the 15c price and local wholesalers
still have large supplies of it at the
old price?
We realize of course that nonprofit     university     organizations
would   do   nothing   to   aggravate
the steadily icreasing price level—
we merely seek an answer.
W. J. Skinner
D. G. Hadley
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Forthright Editorial
Dear Sir:
Bouquets to you for your forthright editorial "You've* Done It,"
in today's edition (Feb. 12).
If we, as a student body, which
showed tremenous interest in the
establishment of a permanent
memorial to our fallen, would only
stop long enough to realize that
ISS aid to European students is
a potent factor in the peace time
phase of the desperate struggle
for man's freedom which was undertaken in 1939, we would no illusions about the importance of
the ISS drive.
The forces of suppression were
fought to a standstill, but surely
none of us would think that thereby we have assured the liberation
of men's minds. That is a goal to
be reached only by gaining knowledge.
Europe is no fledgling. It has
knowledge, the knowledge of bitter
experience. It can think more maturely than we often realize, and
it thinks very realistically. Yet the
form of its thinking will depend
very much on just how intelligent
an interest we show, for in its
jungle of Skepticism and disillusionment it needs, terribly, to feel
that we have faith in it, that we
hold faith with it.
But it will be most difficult for
Europeans to believe in the urge to
freedom, especially freedom of intellect, if we do not demonstrate
our faith in its value with something more than words, if, in fact,
we are not as ready to aid others
to intellectual and spiritual freedom as we once were ready to
stake our lives because we believed
in free thinking of peoples.
The cause of humanity is only
partly served, if it is to get our
devotion only when our national
existence demand it. A new humanitarian era which we helped to
begin were indeed a memorial to
those who fought for it.
Barnyard Slop
Dear Sir:
The other day I had the opportunity of looking over the January issue of the Thunderbird.
Amusement rather than pleasure
or entertainment was the sustaining emotion when reading
some of your stories and I was
reminded of a badly spoiled kid
who might make a vain attempt
to jump on the dining room table
and  thus shock grandma.
Such words as "goddam", "son-
of-a-bitch," "bastard," "female
rump," "God," "Hell," and all the
rest of it when used without provocation, even in a stud-poker
game becomes extremely nauseating. They are not even mouldy
Your formulas are old enough
to be secure but any refreshing
brightness in your plots is badly
mauled by the stench of barnyard slop. Surely you can do
Yours   sincerely,
W.  Harry Colclough
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Two Finalists for WAD
Four Sportsmen Rivals in MAD Race
Students on the campus will have another chance to
exercise their franchise today as they go to the polls to elect
the Men's and Women's Athletic Directors. The MAD and
the WAD both have seats on next year's Council and both
will be the chairman of a committee to supervise sport on
the campus.
Among the four veterans running for MAD, are president of the Phys Ed Undergraduate Society, Dick Penn;
chairman of IFC, Henry "Hank" Sweatman; president of
VOC, Harry Smith; and Ruggerman Bud Spiers.
In the race for WAD there are only two girls, Jo
Castillou and Jackie Shearman.
Considerable interest in the elections has been fostered
by the eager campaigning of the nominees during the past
week, officials say.
By Howie Poy
Coeds Should Shun
Advises Coed Joan Fraser
"Stay clear of the caf!" is Joan Fraser's advice to co-eds.
Joan graduates this spring and intends with one year of
practical work at a city hospital, to become a Registered
Dragging her back to the university scene, I managed to ask Joan
what advice she had to offer male
students. 'None!" she replied, "they're
It seems apparent then fellows that
the recent advertisement in a city
daily, for a change to airforce and
navy types, didn't come from our
friend Miss Fraser.
Joan, not having any further advice
to offer, sipped her dirty-black
Brock coffee and told me of the most
enjoyable time she ever had.
"I went to Banff for ten days in
the winter of 1945 and learned to
ski," she reminisced, "Since then I
have been too busy studying to find
time for anything else."
The absolute verity of this statement I'm a little inclined to doubt.
Look at Joan's picture and think of
all the places you have been on the
campus. Wasn't she there?
"Well," as she confessed, "I can't
be   everywhere."   Another   doubtful
declaration, or I wouldn't have had
to follow her to the Pub, the Brock
coffee shop, a lab and finally the
dark room to get an interview.
—Daily Ubyssey photo by Jack Law
An Albertan, who lived alongside Japanese and was
forced by cutthroat competition, to move away, questions
the ability of UBC students "to barge into a subject (they)
do not completely understand."
He referred to the mass meeting held on the campus
recently to protest against the banning of Nisei from B.C.
Crown Lands.
"Sure I was forced to sell out to them," wrote the
anonymous correspondent, "and in Alberta, away from such
competition, I can, and am, holding my own . . ."
"In the UBC you may be very bright but in the College
of LIFE I consider you uneducated and totally unfit," he
Albert Steinberg
Friday 3:30 p.m.
25 cents
Condition of Rosemary Hodgins,
Undergraduate Societies Committee head, was reported good by
General Hospital authorities, last
Miss Hodgins was admitted last
Friday with a mild case of pneumonia, and she is expected to be
released next week.
Modern Philosophy
Progress Impeded
The impartial view taken of modern
philosophy by its adherents has
caused its progress to be impeded.
This was the view taken by Rev.
Father Augustine in an address sponsored by the Newman Club Friday.
"Philisophy," he said "should train
you to take a thing as a whole, and
not neglect any of its aspects."
Speaking of the teaching of Philosophy in our western civilization,
he stated "In our universities the
philosophy taught is very seldom in
conformity with our western culture."
"There is even a philosophy behind
communism" he declared. "It is an
outlook on life of a certain class of
Three UBC students have protested against what they
say are "unsportsmanlike" tactics being employed by some
sports candidates running for Student Council.
In a letter to The Daily Ubyssey, they decry the "rotten
tactics being used by unscrupulous campaigners on the
The students, William McConnell, Stan Cowen and
Harry Pearson, claim that Men's and Women's Athletic
Directorate electioneering posters have been defaced and
torn down. ,
"This practice indicates a distinct degeneration of clean
competitive spirit into common vandalism and is especially
prevalent in that department which is supposedly the embodiment of fair play and sportsmanship," they say.
No "Anti" Attitude
For U of A Students
Edmonton, Feb. 17—(CUP)—Students at the University of Alberta do
not want anti-Communist publications
their campus.
In a recent campus poll, 63 per cent
of the Alberta students declared
their opposition to distribution of
anti-Red propaganda. The general
feeling was "Why distribute anti
anything?" The majority felt that an
"anti" attitude should not be part
of university policy.
General opinion was, however, that
there should be more unbiased factual information published in order
that a clearer picture of the situation
may be gained. The element of fact
should be the only authorization for
campus distribution
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Wednesday, February 18, 1948
Chiefs To Meet Stacys
In Senior-A Basketball
Doug Whittle's UBC Chiefs, who are currently enjoying one
of their most successful seasons in years, will play their last
regularly scheduled game tonight when they square off against
the North Shore Stacys in the Varsity gym.
With two wins against one defeat*-
to   their   credit   in   three   previous
meetings   with   the   Shoemen,    the
Chieftans  have   a   good   chance   to
wind up the year in proper style.
Actually the tilt will have little
effect on the league standing for the
Students now have a firm grip on
third place which can't be shaken
even if they should drop tonight's
If the Indians do take Stacy's, the
fourth and last play off spot in the
Senior A league will be clinched for
Ted Milton's Arrows.
The actual play offs will begin
next week with the first place Clover
Leafs meeting the fourth place Arrows while second and third place
Luckies and Chiefs tangle in the
Leafs are odds on favorites to win
their first heat but the Chiefs-Luckies
meeting will probably be close. With
several of their best players presently
on the sick list the Luckies will certainly have to go some to take the
hustling Whittlemen.
Tonight's contest gets away at 8:30
p.m. in the UBC gym.
Jayvees Virtually
Cinch Second Spot
University Jayvees followed
in the footsteps of their parent
club the Thunderbirds when
they defeated Alaska Pine 8-2.
This win coupled with a victory
next week against Western and
White will give them second
place in the league standings.
Led by a three goal performance
by Stu Robertson, the Jayvees climbed
into a 4-1 first half lead and doubled
the count by the end of the game.
The reason for the "first half" score
is that the league runs the games
off in two half-hour periods in order
to squeeze the tilts in.
Bird Pucksters Set
For Semi Final Go
Following their series win
over the Vancouver Indians,
UBC puckchasers will travel to
the Island for two games with
the Nanaimo Clippers. Should
the team split Friday end Saturday's tilts a third game will
be played at the Forum on
Wednesday night, Feb. 25.
From the season's record the Clippers hold an impressive 4-1 advantage over the fourth place campus
squad. UBC's one win came two
weeks ago when they posted a 5-3
victory in a fast, hard-fought encounter.
Consequently, the Birds enter this
semifinal round as definite underdogs, but they have proved that they
can play hockey—and good hockey—
when the betting is against them.
The university club proved this last
Sunday when they entered the final
game of a total goal series facing a
two goal deficit. By the time the
smoke had cleared the Thunderbirds
were two counters ahead.
The team which travels to Nanaimo
will be the same as that which defeated the Indians. Two forward lines
will alternate as will two pairs of
Hass Young, Fred Andrew and
Hugh Berry will probably start but
since Frederickson has decided to
change lines at less than three-minute intervals, Bobby Koch, Wag Wagner and Lloyd Torfason, the so-called
second line who clicked to perfection
on Sunday, will see lots of action.
Terry Nelford and Bob Saunders
will start on defence, with Jim Row
ledge and Bob Peebles speeling them
The trophy for the Twilight League, off  As insurance the club will can.y
championship was won two years ago   MaJ Rughes fof utilUy uge
Bill House who handled the goal
tending chores last week will remain
between the pipes. House kicked out
several difficult shots as the Indians
fought back to regain their lead.
Frederickson handled the team in
a new way for the Birds win as he
changed the team completely every
three minutes, putting Fred Andrew's
line on with Nelford and Saunders
as defense and yanking them in favor of the Wagner trio who work
well with Peebles and Rowledge.
by the present Thunderbirds team and
the Jayvees are hot on the trail for
a second win. The playoffs for the
cup start in two weeks with the
Shaughnessy system  in effect.
Likely opposition for the Jayvees
will be Alaska Pine, so that the university should be a strong contender
Mr. Laithewaite announces that his
Thursday afternoon swim classes at
the Crystal Pool will be cancelled
this Thursday. Swim students please
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STOP HIM—Lanky Bert Watson, number 10, makes a vain
attempt to stop Inter A centre Dave Mitchell as he pivots for
a fast lay-up. Guards Marshall and Matthews look on.
Ploy in North Von
by Gil Gray
Minor League Hoop Squads
Start Play-offs Saturday
UBC's Inter A and Senior B teams begin their quest for
provincial championship basketball honors this Saturday night
when they meet two North Vancouver clubs in the North Van
This year, for the first tyne, the
UBC Minor League entries have not
been permitted to play in the regular
season's games of the Vancouver
leagues. However, the Physical Education office on the campus drew up
teams and schedule for those students
that still wanted to play.
This new system was considered
quite advantageous to UBC because
it permitted coaching and guidance
of promising players so that they
would be ready for the Chiefs or the
Birds next year.
It is the best teams in the Inter A
and Senior B groups that are being
sent to represent UBC in the playoffs.
Saturday night's game across the
inlet will be the first in a two game
total point series with North Van. The
second game will be played on the
UBC maples on Monday night.
The winners of the North Van
tussles will then proceed to meet the
winners of the Vancouver league for
ihe Vancouver championship. After
this, the winners will play Victoria
for the Lower Mainland title and
then play an interior team for the
B, C. championship.
According to all reports from observers, thc casaba tilts against North
Van will be no pushover for either
team. In view of this, Inter A coaches \
Ivor Wynn and Jack Pomfret have
really been giving their charges a lot
of practice in the last, few weeks.
Probable game time for the Saturday night game will be 7 o'clock in
case any of you sport fans want to
come out and give a little cheer for
the b<fys,
Brock Hall Dance
Honours Visitors
Visiting basketball and rugby players will be guests of UBC Saturday
night at a dance to be held in Brock
A Willamette University basketball
team will be playing UBC Friday
and Saturday, while an English rugby
team from the University of California will play Thursday and Saturday games in the Stadium.
University orchestra of Frank
Nightingale will play for the dance
from 9 to 12 p.m.
California Rugby Squad
Meets 'Birds Tomorrow
United Airlines disgorged the University of California
Golden Bears last night at Sea Island airport. The travelling
fifteen is scheduled to meet Al Laithewaite's Thunderbird rugby
squad in two Stadium extravaganzas tomorrow afternoon and
• ' $   One of the highlights in this year's
CniAf'f    DlatfAPtM rugby   slate,   the   appearance   of   the
J|Jld   J    I  IdllUrHl famous   southern   squad   will
In MAD Election
ED. NOTE: In the confusion of editing
platforms and seconders' statements
of the six contestants for MAD and
WAD, MAD contestant Bud Spiers
platform was lost. We print here
Spiers' platform, and apologize for
any anxiety we may have caused him
and his supporters.
*        *        *
My platform will be based mainly
on one general line of endeavor: to
build up interest in the major sports
- and make them pay.
If this is accomplished, two-fold
results should be obtained:
1. All sport including the minor
clubs will have additional financial
backing and publicity.
2. All sports on the campus will
gain  from   increased  participation.
The methods I will use in attacking
this are:
1. Intensive publicity for turnouts,
games and other athletic activity.
2. Correlation of all sport programs.
3. Study and adoption, where feasible of athletic organization in other
4. Introduction and use of the most
modern equipment wherever possible.
Bird Hoopmen Prep
For Weekend Tilts
Inter-collegiate basketball is
in its death-throes on the campus, but in dying, it should
provide hoop fans with more
than their share of thrills. UBC
Thunderbirds, in playing their
last three games of the current
season, will be meeting their
most severe test of the year,
and one loss will eliminate
them from all hopes of capturing the Conference crown.
Friday night will see the campus
hoopmen meet the Linfield College
Widcats, while Saturday evening, the
Birds will face the second-place Willamette quintet. Athough neither of
these matches will be any pushover,
the Thunderbirds will face their major
test next Wednesday when they face
the College of Puget Sound Loggers
on their home maples. The Loggers
are currently leading the league with
a record of seven wins against one
loss—the one loss coming from the
hands of the UBC Thunderbirds. It
will be remembered, however, that
the Birds won the CPS contest on
their home courts—a big advantage
in any sport.
This Friday night will see something new in the way of basketball
games, when the Joint Pep Board and
Men's Gym Club present their "Hag
and Stag" night in UBC's gym. The
powers-that-be have ordained that all
girls must sit on one side of the gym,
leaving the other side for men only,
Half - time entertainment, prouided
by the Gym Club will feature a "bi-
cycle-built-for-two" act to the accompaniment of the Mussoc Chorus.
the disrupted Thunderbird schedule
which has taken two straight reverses
from the weatherman, The McKechnie
Cup tilts with Victoria and Vancouver Lions, which were planned for
last weekend and the preceding Saturday, have been tentatively moved:
ahead to Mid-March,
Just one year ago the Birds made
the trip to the San Francisco area
and tied the annual series with a
win and a loss. In the return games
Tickets for both the English Rugger
games and for the weekend basketball'
games are now on sale in the office*
of the Graduate Manager of Athletics,
Luke Moyls.
a few weeks later the Birds tightened
up their feathers and came out on
top with a tie and a convincing win.
The American squad is rated as
one of the heaviest to see action on
the campus for some time, and is
made up principally of football players who play in the coast conference
during the Fall. Stress is laid on the
English code more as a means of
keeping the lads in condition than in
making the sport a major endeavor.
In spite of considerable criticism because of their loss to Victoria last
month and to Ex-South Burnaby the
following week, the Bue and Gold
lads are rated on the campus as
favorites to cop the season's honors
against the Californians. Most of the
power is of last year's squad, whose
only loss of the year was the one
dropped in California. Doug Reid,
Russ Latham, Bud Speirs and Keith
McDonald are among the outstanding
athletes on the line up.
Coach Laithewaite will be taking
his team to Berkley for return games
on March 18 and 20.
Reps of MAD, WAD
To Be Named Today
About this point in the activities,
the Ubyssey sports editors would like
to join in the chorus of voices advocating the students use of the democratic right to vote.
Today, UBC students will go to the
polls to elect their Council representatives to control sports on the campus. The work of these two directors,
on MAD and WAD, is a vital part
of the University work in sports, and
the choosing of the right person for
the right job is a task of no small
If the UBC student is really behind
the sports effort on the campus, the
best way that he can show it is to
get out and vote for the man or
woman that they honestly feel is fit
to have a word in the organization
and direction of athletics on our
Let's get in there, fellows, let's vote.
The Editor
There will be a meeting of the
following players in Arts 102 on
Thursday at 12:30. House, Nelford,
Saunders, Peebles, Rowledge, Young,
Andrew, Berry, Torfason, Wagner,
Koch and Hughes. All are requested
to  attend.


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