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The Ubyssey Jan 18, 1947

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Deep River
Boys Sins
At Pep Meet
|A two-hour pep rally in the Armory Tuesday noon will spotlight
those "travelling troubadors of
mellow melody," the Deep River
Currently appearing at the Palo-
mar Supper Club, the Deep River
Boys, radio and stage artists, will
share the Armory stage with a
galaxy of both University and
Vancouver jazz musicians.
I Entertainer Spec Watkins as MC
will introduce the quintet, famed
for their renditions of current popular ballads, jive songs, and Negro
spirituals. Watkins himself is a
local entertainer in Vancouver's
rjight clubs.
\ The quintet, now in Vancouver
as part of its cross-country tour,
is made up of: Harry Douglas,
baritone; Vernon Gardner, tenor;
George Lawson, 2nd tenor; Edward
Ware, bass and Cameron Williams,
, The pep meet, sponsored by Zeta
Beta Tau fraternity, will pause at
1:30 p.m. for an intermission to enable students with lectures to leave
Following the intermission, there
will be a jazz concert by a sextet
of prominent local jazz artists, introduced by John Crofton of the
UBC Jazz Society.
The jazz "six" will play representative selections of jazz, modern
and ancient, in its part of the
program. Making up the group
will be George Caljo, tenor-saxophone player of the Palomar Supper Club; Jack Cohen, 4th-year
Commerce student, drums; ex-
varsity men Kenny Almond, trumpet; Doug Parker, piano; Chess
Cotter, electric guitar; and Leo
Foster, bass fiddle.
Contrary to rumor, there have
been no nominations for President
or Treasurer turned In to the Elections Committee.
Students are reminded that nominations for these offices close on
January 22. Nominees' names will
be published in The Ubyssey as
soon as they are received by the
Changes in election rules were
published in the Thursday edition
of The Ubyssey.
No. 36
—Photo by Mickey Jones
PUTTING OVER HER POINT WITH A SMILE, is brunette Billy McBride of Linfield
College, Oregon, while her fellow debater Roy Dancer takes notes. The two visiting debaters
scored a victory over University of British Columbia in Thursday's battle.
Engineer's "Iron Ring Circus",
this year's science ball, will be
held Thursday, February 20, at
the Commodore Cabaret.
Plans are now well under way
for the Science upheaval, known
a.1, the Engineers' Spring offensive.
Gordon Genge, president of Engineers' Undergraduate Society,
asks all sciencemen to be present
at a meeting in Applied Science
100 on Tuesday, January 21, at
noon, to discuss final arrangements.
Each year one club in the EUS
to responsible for the decoration
of one table. Judges, Dean J. N.
Finlayson and other faculty members will award prizes for the best
A Science Ball Pep Meet with
the "Iron Ring" theme is to be
presented in the auditorium on
Tuesday, February 18. Bert Shore
is in charge cf arrangements.
Following its general policy this
year, the executive of the EUS
has reduced the admission for the
ball from 13.50 to 92.50 per couple.
Civil Service Men
Linfield Debaters Attain
Revenge Over UBC Team
Linfield College debaters returned to the scene of a past
defeat and came away with a victory over a University of
British Columbia debating team last Thursday noon.
Upholding the affirmative of the resolution that "socialization of medicine is socially desirable" Billy McBride and
Roy Dancer of the Oregon school met Stu Porteous and Bill
Changes Made    Visit Campus
At Club Meeting
U Of T Students
Plan ISS Drive
TORONTO, Jan. 15, (CUP) -
The International Students Service Committee at the University
of Toronto is planning a drive for
funds, to be inaugurated by an
ISS week on the campus,
Quota for the drive is the sum
of $13,749 which comes to exactly
one dollar per student. Students
will be mailed "go-and-come envelopes," which can be opened
by the students to insert their
donations. Barrels for depositing
the donations will be placed a-
round the campus, attended by a
comely co-ed.
Tall And Short Chorus
Planned For Greek Fete
Two choruses, one composed of tall, and the other of
short girls, will be featured at University of British Columbia's Greek letter festival next Thursday and Friday at the
Commodore Cabaret.
Casey King, co-chairman of the committee, in disclosing
this last Thursday, also outlined the rest of the Mardi Gras
Short girls' chorus of 12 dangers will present a Javanese number, followed by an acrobatic solo
by Friede Kelly. Next comes the
tall coeds' chorus with a modern
rendition of m old Chinese dance.
One of the features of the evening is to be the parade of the nine
nominees for queen. During the
candidates' tour of the floor each
girl is to be accompanied by two
escorts, chosen for tihe occasion.
On Friday, the winner of the contest will be crowned and throned
after the  votes  from both nights
Delta Sigma Pi, women's honor
society on the campus of the University of British Columbia, yesterday announced a new list of
They include: Norah Clarke,
Barbara Kelsburg, Audrey Jutte,
Beverley Wilson, May Johnston,
Lucille Hawkens, Roma McDonald, Aline Roulston and Rosemary
have been counted.
During dinner, which follows the
queen parade, entertainment will
be provided by Ches Cotter and his
quartette, who have promised to
carry out the eastern theme by
playing only oriental music.
"Due to rather puzzling rules set
forth by the musicians' union, dancing will begin a'. 9:30 p.m. on
Thursday, and 9 p.m. on Friday,
but the overall program is to be
the same both nights," Miss King
Dancing will occupy the first part
of the evening but at 10:45 p.m. the
floor show is to begin.
A parade of some of the raffle
prizes modeled by 12 campus beauties is to be followed by a chorus
number, then a dance solo by Tislh
After dinner the remainder of
the evening will be taken up with
dancing to the music of George
Calangis and the Commodore orchestra.
Some of the fr/aternities will be
decorating their tables to add to
vhe festivities.
Citing as examples of social
medicine, the Blue Cross and
various State medical schemes,
Miss McBride said there was a
need to do the greatest good for
the greatest number at least cost.
"Socialized medicine would remedy the maldistribution of medical and dental practitioners", she
Porteous, first UBC speaker,
opened his case with the remark
that socialized medicine would
give doctors the same status as
civil servants. He went on to sa/
that a good bedside manner was
important to a doctor.
"If a doctor has a ready made
practize he will be as indifferent
as the man who reai.r the light
meter", he said.
"Diseases ore not confine-1 to
one locality. What affects one
affects all," said Dancer, second
affirmative speaker, stressing the
need for a common plan. He
further stated that the present
system of caring for the nublic is
The second speaker for the negative, McKay, pointed to government inefficiency in other fields.
"Of course" he said, "1 doubt that
we would have to stand in line to
have our appendix out or that
medicine    would    be    diluted—."
The rest of the remark was lost
in the ensuing laughter.
Judges for the contest were Dr.
Robert Clark of the Economics department, Dr. Earle Birney of the
English department, and Professor F. Read of the Law Faculty.
The visitors were accompanied
by their coach, Mr. R. D. Mahaf-
Premeds Suggest
Med School Drive
At an emergency meeting of the
Pre-Med Undergraduate Society's
Executive yesterday afternoon, the
members decided that something
must be done to inform the people
of the province that the medical
school-planned on the scale suggested in the report of the experts
be instituted,
"In view of the tremendous benefits to the public both individually
and collectively," Pre-Med Executive said "a campaign will be
undertaken to inform the public
netx week."
In this regard a central emergency meeting of the Pre-Med Undergraduate Society will be called.
Two clubs were declared defunct, two constitutions were passed and one club changed its
name at a major meeting of Literary and Scientific Executive,
Cos/nopolitan Club and the Pre-
Dental organization were both declared defunct because of inactivity.
Constitution of B'nai B'rith Hil-
lel Foundation was passed, to
make this an official Jewish campus organization.
The university Socialist Forum
is now an active club under president Cliff Greer, pledging itself
to the discussion of democratic
Change of name to Junior Agriculturists Institute of Canada
was recommended for the former
Junior Canadian Society of Technological Agriculturists.
UBC Art Centre
Planned By I0DE
Erection of a University Art
Center in memory of Mary L. Bol-
lert, late Dean of Women will be
undertaken by the University
Chapter of the IODE within the
next few months, it was announced by President N. A. M. MacKenzie yesterday.
The new Art Center will be a
meeting place for all groups interested in art as it will serve as
a studio, workshop, lecture room
and as a center for exhibitions
and demonstrations.
The building will consist of a
centralized hut unit, modemly
furnished and equipped with facilities for work in many fields of
graphic art.
Plans also include space for lectures, demonstrations and rehearsals in music, The University Art
Loan Service and Summer School
classes in painting and arts will
make use of the new center.
Professor Harry Adaskin, Head
of the Chair of Music, will probably make this studio his headquarters when credit courses in
music commence next fall.
Dr. MacKenzie stated, "We are
naturally very pleased that the
University Chapter of the IODE
have offered to commemorate our
late Dean of Women in such a
generous manner. A University
Art Center has long been needed
on our campus, and I know of no
better type of living memorial than
A master recording of the investiture ceremony to be held in
Brock Hall, January 29, will be
made by the Don Wilson Recording
The disc will form the basis for
a subsequent descriptive broadcast
over a Vancouver radio station.
Civil Service Commission representatives will meet faculty
members and students at all Canadian universities during the next
few weeks to discuss careers in
public service.
Mr. J. F. McLean of the University Employment Bureau does
not expect that the delegates will
reach the University of British
Columbia until the end of the
Civil Service Commission, recruiting agency for personnel fon
government jobs, arranged for its
Senior Examiners to visit universities, starting this week. They will
acquaint students with administrative and professional post entrance requirements and conditions of employment.
Vet Allotments
Near Deadline
Veterans Allowance cheques unclaimed by January 25 will be
returned to the Vancouver office
of the Department of Veterans'
Affairs,' according to DVA officials.
Distribution of 4,800 student-
veterans' allowance cheques by
the DVA began in the Armory
this week.
, Veterans who have not picked
up their allotments can obtain
them at the University Veteran's
University of British Columbia debaters won one contest
and lost one in the twenty-first McGoun cup competition.
In Brock Hall last night the UBC team won a two-one
decision over the University of Saskatchewan. In Winnipeg
the Manitoba debaters won unanimously.
As a result, UBC has two out of "	
a possible six points. Manitoba has
three points, At press time these
were the only results available.
Since Manitoba already has one
more point than UBC, UBC is automatically out of the running for
the trophy.
In Vancouver UBC was represented by Jim Sutherland and
Rosemary Hodgins. The Saskatchewan team consisted of Bert Orr
and Charles Archibald.
Home entries at Winnipeg consisted of Max Haskall, a member of
last year's winning Manitoba entry,
and Tom Goulding. Visitors were
Gordon Reed and Michael Creal of
In accordance with the rules of
McGoun competition the home
teams upheld the affirmative of
the resolution "that the Allied
troops be withdrawn from Greece
and China immediately."
Sutherland,    handling    Greece,
and Miss Hodgins, on China both
stressed the doctrine of territorial
integrity of nations.
The opposition dealt with a need
for stopping the spread of Communism, and the need for realism
in international affairs.
In the Manitoba capital the B.C.
speakers pointed out that in a community of nations the internal affairs of our neighbors are important to us. Prairie debaters answered with a denudation of the
policy of economic imperialism
and "political meddling."
Judges of the UBC contest came
to a decision only after long deliberation. Dr. J. A, Crumb, honorary picsident of the Parliamentary Forum and chairman of the
session, announced the results.
Thespians Hear
Actor's Manager
Mr. Allen Ludden, personal manager of the distinguished Shakespearean actor Maurice Evans, will
speak to members of the Players'
Club in the university auditorium,
noon Tuesday.
Specially invited are members
of Dr. G. G. Sedgewick's Shakespeare class, English 409, English
411 and Prof. Larsen's drama class.
Invitations are extended to the entire student body.
Mr. Ludden first became associated with Mr. Evans when, as a
Captain in the Army, he was assigned to Major Evans* Entertainment Section in the Headquarters
for the Pacific Ocean areas. Maurice Evans was well-known in this
area for his production, the G.I.
Immediately upon his discharge,
Mr. Ludden again joined Maurice
Evans' staff, now as a civilian. He
has been lecturing before audiences ever since his return last
spring, and has spoken in twenty-
two of the principal cities of the
United States and Canada.
"Christianity for a World in
Confusion" is the topic for a series of addresses to be given to
University of British Columbia
students by the Reverend Elbert
Paul, D.D.
The first of this series, sponsored by the Varsity Christian
Fellowship, will be presented on
January 22, in Arts 100. Dr. Paul
has chosen for his initial address
"In the Beginning God." The
remaining two talks will be given January 29 and February 5.
Dr. Paul, now beginning his
sixteenth year as pastor of the
First Baptist Church in Vancouver, is a graduate of Acadia University, Nova Scotia. He received
his Bachelor of Divinity at UBC's
Union College, and his honorary
Doctor of Divinity from Western
Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon.
Drive For Funds
An International Student Service
Committee set up on the campus
Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Arts 104
will commence an immediate drive
for funds.
"We hope to obtain the national
objective of one dollar per student
or $8,000 for UBC," stated Philip
Evans, sophomore member of
Student Council and chairman of
the committee. "Dances following Conference basketball games
will be sponsored by various interested groups and the proceeds
will go to ISS," he continued.
Other members of the committee include Robin Fair, a former
member of the Canadian delegation to the ISS conference in London last summer, Sue Young, Rex
Merritt, Frank Bertram and Phil
Depends On Council
By Bob Church
If the recommendations of the
Alma Mater Society Revision Committee under Ray Dewar are accepted by +he Student Council, a
greatly revised Undergraduate Societies constitution will become
part of the AMS Code, and as
such will be subject to its amendment clauses. This and other recommendations, including some
changes in the discipline articles
of the Code are scheduled to go
before Council in the near future.
The recommendations, prepared
by Dewar and his committee after
tlu-ee months of listening to gripe
sessions on the constitution, place
the USC constitutions directly
after the Student Council article
as Article IV.
Among the most important
clauses of the revised constitution
is a membership section which
has been narrowed considerably
from its former broad phrasing.
The membership level is maintained as close to sixty as possible,
with a minimum of three members from each society represented,
and the remaining members distributed according to the size of
the member society.
The societies which warrant
membership are now listed and
include Teachers' Training, Physi
cal Education and Law, which
were denied membership under
the old constitution. Also included
as ex-officio members are a Publications representative and a Student Council emissary.
Election procedure is considerably simplified in the proposed
constitution. The election date is
set as the first Wednesday in
March and the proposals hold each
society responsible for members
that resign or in any other way
leave a seat open.
The proposed duties clause outlines standing committees for judiciary, discipline, finance, (of
which the Treasurer is chairman),
NFCUS, constitution, and others
deemed necessary with individual
duties assigned by the /chairman
of USC.
Eliminated are the old duties of
presidents of the societies and the
executive of USC as the discipline
committe, which is appointed by
the chairman of USC under a completely revised setup, already being
enforced pending a final AMS
The proposals have a reduced
quorum of fifty percent as opposed
to the larger sixty percent.
The  recommendations on  disci
pline outlines a full court of a
President and at least four other
members chosen from the judicial
committe of USC. Although this
court has not the power to levy
any fines exceeding five dollars, it
may refer any case to the Student
Council if the crime warrants it.
The clause outlining the procedure
of these courts has also been considerably simplified.
To bring a student before these
courts a charge must be laid verbally by a member of the discipline committee or by a signed
letter from a member of the committee, a member of the Student
Council, a society or club of the
AMS, or a member of the faculty.
The revision names three courts
which are in order of importance,
the Speedy Trial Court, the Full
Court, and, as the final court of
appeal, the Student Council.
These proposals represent the decisions of a committee appointed
at the last AMS meeting. They
have listened to witnesses from a
great many of the societies of the
AMS and from these testimonies
have formed their opinions. Besides Dewar as chairman, the committee includes Bob Dodd, Gordon
Martin, Stuart Porteous and Jim
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Hal Pinchin, Jack Wasserman      '
campus beat
letters to the editor
The safeguarding and improving of its
scholastic standards and reputation should
be one of the prime concerns of any university. There is good reason for the University of British Columbia to be concerned
for its standards when it is considering the
establishment of a medical school. It is encouraging to find, therefore, that the officials
responsible for such things are following a
cautious policy in negotiations for the proposed medical faculty.
When and if British Columbia finds itself
short of doctors, the people of this province
will not want second-rate doctors to alleviate
such a shortage. And second-rate doctors
are more often the product of medical
schools that are not of the highest standing.
If the provincial government finds itself
absolutely unable to provide the funds necessary for an adequate faculty of medicine
at UBC, then the plan must be abandoned
for the present and the university should
continue to give would-be doctors the best
possible training preparatory to actual medical courses.
It is foolhardy for any university to undertake the offering of a medical degree if it has
not the necessary staff and facilities. It would
be especially dangerous for the future of this
university if it made the attempt now at a
time when it has still not properly digested
the post-war onslaught upon its services.
It would seem that the persons interested
in this matter who are most intimately connected with the university, are of the belief
that if and when a UBC medical faculty is
established, it should from the beginning be
operated in conjunction with a university
Admittedly, British Columbia and Vancouver are short of hospital facilities. There
does not seem to be any great reason why
new facilities should not be built in the university area. The Ubyssey can visualize the
time when a great hospital, provided with
research facilities, spacious grounds, and an
enervating view, will rise on a site in the
clear air out here on Point Grey.
The period of waiting will, undeniably, be
a hardship or an impossibility for some deserving students desirous of becoming physicians or surgeons. There may be times
when they could gain admittance to good
medical schools elsewhere in Canada or in
the United States if only they could afford
to make the journey and to live away from
home. Until the time comes when it can
find the money for a medical school at UBC,
could not the provincial government give
financial aid to first-class students in such a
position providing that they agreed to return
to B.C. after their training is completed?
■   ■ ■
the children's hour     * »BEWUsv
From too much love of living,
From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving
Whatever gods may be
That no life lives forever;
That dead men rise again never;
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to sea.
Hello, my terrible tadpoles.
Wednesday last, you may remember, was
a raw, bitter sort of a day. Monday's snow,
squashed out of the gutters by sucking rubber tires, lay about in dirty, dispirited granules, too tired and too beaten and too cold
to let itself go and become slush.
It was just about that time when life itself, like every man asleep in the dead of
night, came closest to giving up its stubborn
ghost. It was that time of year when the
sun had started back on its ancient climb
to a blazing pinnacle; and somehow you felt
that the climb was too long, too high, even
for the sun—that it would slip back, roll
wildly over the earth's rim, and never be
seen again in the dark crevasse of time.
There are melancholy noises in the world.
The clank, clank, clank of a chain, locked
to a frozen rubber tire; and flailing a cold
steel mudguard with each insensate round,
is such a melancholy note.
There are melancholy sights in the world.
The small, tight procession of four black,
shiny cars—blacker to the eye because of
the grey streets over which it moved, colder
to the senses from the grey light which fell
upon the cold, waxed metal—turned the
corner and started east. It was a funeral
cortege, such as it was, heading for that
small community within a community, the
subdivision of the dead.
Three months—the thin thickness of bark
covering a swelling bud on a tree—separated
us from spring, and someone was burying
his dead.
Someone, seated in the grey, slip-covered
cleanness in u car behind a hearse, was burying part of himself, too; a part that died with
the other, and was now being carried along,
borne in a living body in a black, efficient
machine, to follow the other in the hearse
ahead for all time, wherever it might go.
Someone was on his way to bury his dead;
on his way to a crowded, frozen field of dead,
where unionized gravediggers, immunized to
sorrow and conscious of approaching dinner,
resented, without resentment, another late
afternoon funeral which kept them from
their living and their dinners.
Someone was celebrating a new year and
a sunlit world of peace by burying his dead,
and all his past years with that dead, on a
cold January afternoon.
And when you came down to it, who
cared, who really cared, apart from the one
who followed the body which rode, limp
and unbreathing, in the hearse ahead? Who
touched his hat, who shed a tear, what child
stopped in its play as the cars passed by,
with its harsh mudguard symphony? The
school they passed on the way, crammed
with the young, filled with the young who
would never know, or care, who passed by,
though they inherited the earth the body
And the others on the streets—how could
they care for the grey, rouged face that
hung from a withered neck in such a way
that could the eyes open they would see its
own hands, crossed on its own tired chest
and the one behind, close behind, in a black
car? How could the others care when there
were groceries to buy, and feet to be dried,
and noses to be wiped, and suppers to prepare? And flowers to be bought for a dance,
and salt for icy steps, and a new tube of
toothpaste—I saw a funeral today; just four
cars, but they made the hill easily with
Transportation wanted by girl coming out daily for 8:30 a.m. lectures, or for $:Ws on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, and 8:30
other days. If you have room
in a car coming across 25th
through Fraser St., please call
FAir. 5468 R.   Urgent.
A ride dally at 8:30 a.m. from the
vicinity of Dunbar and 19th.
Phone Betty i&t ALma 2225 Y.
Would the person who picked up
a wrist watch in men's washroom
in Science building on Tuesday
morning between 9:00 and 10:00
o'clock please turn it in to AMS
Will the person who picked up my
watch in the men's washroom
in the Science building please
hand it in to the AMS office.
Grey Parker 51 pen. Phone ALma
1754.   D. Carson. Reward.
Spectacles in black case between
UBC and West End. Name in
case, Please phone Art Palmer,
PAc, 1671.
Will the person who removed, by
mistake, tan covert-cloth topcoat
from Brock Hall cloakroom
please return same to the AMS
One pair black leather gloves between Pharmacy and Aggie
building. Please return to Pharmacy secretary or phone Kerr.
4165 L, and ask for Bill.
Single string of pearls. Left in car
by passenger picked up at 10th
and Alma on Monday, January
6. Pearls at Lost and Found
The culture-mongers of our age certainly need to pull up
their intellectual socks and get cracking. Some of these
educators who are directly responsible for the distillation of
intellect in the world's institutions of pure knowledge should
have their dilettante knuckles rapped with a good old-fashioned birch rod. Imagine asking men and women of that
supreme and august assembly known as the "Student Body"
to pause and think about something, whether written or
spoken.   Just THINK!   But then, some people lisp.
Of course, there are always some characters who believe that you can
build a mind in the fashion ascribed to the construction of a "Fink" truss.
We hate to stress the point, but this philosophy always leads to considerable strain.
If you are one of those people who thinks that no matter what the
occasion, '"Dress is optional", just try going out sans the benefits of
same. If one's approach to the problems of living is a matter of dress,
then it matters only that one keep in touch with the adequacies of present
vogue to be "successful". This is alright providing you can read the
Burma Shave signs going your way.
One difficulty is to judge whether a person has a cultivated mind or
has merely plowed everything under. It's a lot like the difference between
walking and flying. The man on Shank's Pony sees a lot more detail, but
the man in the kite sees where all the little pieces fit. These broad generalities may be expanded, but don't forget to take along your chalk.
Whatever wisdom another sage has acquired in his lifetime is of no
value to you unless you learn its present worth and how to use it. We
point out the usefulness of the contributions made to the civilized world
by Johnny Walker and Lord Calvert
If you really want to be a mortician, you might try staying closeted
with the dusty books of antiquity, and the dead bones of men who led
their own lives and figure that if they can get another life out of you,
they sure as heck will. It's a nice groove but there's still only one Grand
One of the nicer things about higher education is the clear vision it
fosters in the inmates of its institutions. Especially noticeable these days
is the mature attitude manifested on world campuses. We are very glad
that to think rationally and logically is to decry gaiety, and that alcohol
and abortive jests have replaced the fine arts of singing, playing and love-
making. From now on the world will be peopled by free women, loose
men, and cocktail lounges.
week-end review
and preview
There are two spy films in town
this week, one pre—, the other
post-war spying; both films showing English influence, though one
Is American made.
"Hotel Reserve," equipped with
the requistable number of whimsical stooges end possible suspects,
is en English release filmed from
a novel by Eric Ambler, "Epitaph
for a Spy," and starring James Mason who has recently been Imported to Hollywood. This is, it
would seem, a fairly old film. At
any rate the story is dated 1938,
when the shadows of the coming
war were just visible to a movie
producer's naked eye. The place is
the Hotel Reserve in France somewhere within spying distance of
the defences of Toulon.
The photography in which "Hotel Reserve" is rather a cumbersome story-framework is stated is
*    •
The rather untidily constructed
story of "Notorious" was written
by Ben Hecht, and its more salient improbabilities were handled,
more than probably, by Ingrid
Bergman and Cary Grant.
Ever since Clifford Oclet's film
venture, "None But the Lonely
Heart," in which he starred, Mr.
Cary Grant has been well up on
our score sheet, and nothing he
docs in this shakes his standing
;,t all. In fact he and Miss Bergman piay a love scene in which
they looked as if they might 'os
making love—a revolutionary
treatment, for a love scene out of
We were especially taken with
Mr. Grant and the persons who
contrived the .little business near
the beginning, where Mr. Grant
wrapped  Miss  Bergman    up    for
quite nice. In fact the photography was the best thing in it, *
thought. The story had the distinctive Ambler flavour of Intrigue but it didn't hang together as
well as his "Journey Into Fear" or
his "Mask for Dimitrious." Mr.
Mason, in spite of his recent advertising as a new "Rave," did
not effect our Temperature, Pulse,
or Respirations. He is, however, a
perfectly competent young man.
The script and direction were just
not good enough.
The English element of the second spy-melodrama is its rotund
director (may his shadow in-
increase!), Alfred Hitchcock. The
old master is still mixing up not
very savoury stories and serving
them as superb films. If someone
ever wrote him a good script he
might blow the roofs off our motion-picture houses.
fear she'd catch cold. That was
the most Thurberesque job of
wrapping up we've seen, outside
the covers of the New Yorker.
The score for the two films was
not quite even. Neither had really
decent scripts; both were well
acted, with the scale dipping for
"Notorious," weighted as it must
be with Miss Ingrid Bergman's
usual virtuous performance; photographically they wer': both interesting; but Hitchcock's direction
again tipped the scales in "Notorious, "  favour.
Next week we swear to god we
will read a book.
This week's reading has been
confined to "Trolilus and
Chriseyde," written by Mr. Geoffrey Chaucer, circa 1387. A much
better job of work, than any writing for any movie, circa 1947.
The Current Affairs., discussion
group will hold its weekly forum
commencing Monday, January
20, at 12:30 p.m.
Will all those persons interested in
joining the Human Relations
Study Group please sign their
name on the Notice Board in
the SCM Room.
Guest speaker at the meeting of
the Student Christian Movement
Tuesday noon in Arts 100 will be
Dt. S. N. Wood, of the Faculty of
Agriculture, who will talk on
Christianity in the professions.
Archery Club meeting, Wednesday
January 22, in Arts 101 at 12:30
Sheyla Chippendale, lyric soprano, will give a recital in the
University of British Columbh
Auditorium Friday, January 24, at
12:30 p.m.
Miss Chippendale's recital will
be the first presentation this year
by the special events committee
of the Literary and Scientific Executive.
Miss Chippendale's home is !r
New York City.
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In your issue of January 11, you
carried an article entitled "The
Children's Hour", by one Les Bew-
ley. It is in regard to tills that I
direct my remarks.
Obviously, the article a hesitate
to honour such a mess with the
title "column") is well-named.
Such a desire to use inelegant
phrasing in his opening lines is
indicativeV of a childish nature,
and exhibits a remarkable lack of
attention to instructors of English
prose throughout Bewley's entire
education. I would suggest that
he study the works of the well-
known columnists and journalists
of this continent and Europe in
his own interests. I would also
suggest that he enroll for a oourse
in English 150 at this University.
Bewley greets us as being false,
yet is himself false, slanderous, and
dangerously unthinking in his closing paragraph. It would be better
if he were to adopt for himself
the motto which he so willingly
It has been my opinion, since 1
commenced my studies at UBC,
that the campus could well benefit
by a more mutually-respectful attitude between all those attending
UBC, regardless of status, age, or
duty. Your writer exhibits a disgusting pride in Ms disregard for
others, and failure to suggest respect for community and (dividual
I could, however, have disregarded his pseudo-comical remarks,
if he had investigated the undersigneds status before submitting
his work (?) to you, the editor,
for publication.
I refuse, however, to accept such
a slanderous misrepresentation of
the facts as his calling me an
I am a Scienceman, and Proud
of it.
Herbert F. R. Adams
Dear Sir:
I heartily support the views put
forth by W. C. Topping in his letter regarding the "extraction" of
funds from the students for the
UBC Mmorial Gymnasium.
I am willing to support the War
Memorial Gymnasium within reason, but I object to the methods
now being used to raise money
for it.
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THE UBYSSEY, Saturday, January 18,1947. Page 3
Mechanically Speaking
—Photo by Danny Wallace
By Hal Tennant
Take a good look at your instructors, because they won't be
here much longer. That is, they
won't be if the newest editions
to the Registrar's office are any
indication of the present trend.
Remember how your Christmas
exam results reached you—all
nicely printed out, with nary t
mistake or a hastily erased error
For this masterpiece of flaw-
lessness you can bless (or curse)
the International Business Machines in use in Hut M20, an annex of the Registrar's office.
I dropped down to M 20 the
other day, fully expecting—from
what I'd heard of the machines—
to be stared at by an electric eye.
listened to by an electric recorder
and promptly ejected by a giant
iron claw machine.
But I was received cordially by
Mrs. Porter, an . efficient little
lady whose job it is to know more
than the machines do—and it's nc
easy job, believe me. As 1 Interviewed Mrs. Porter, I stared al
the machines. The machines just
•at and stared back.
I learned that the starting point
of this assembly line of superhuman effort is a pair of machines resembling a couple of overgrown typewriters. On these ma
chines whatever data is to be recorded is punched on special
cards, simply by means of typing
on a standard keyboard. Electricity and the machine do all the
rest, and the rectangular cards
come out of the puncher looking
like so many flat Swiss cheese.—ii
you've ever seen a Swiss cheese
capable of listing names and telephone numbers.
Next the cards go into a sorting
machine, a device which has long
abandoned the eeny-meeny-mlney
method for a precisloned system
capable of turning out 400 accurately sorted cards during every
one of its working minutes.
All the operator has to do is
set the machine's dial and the
mechanical brain will sort the
cards according to whatever classification is wanted. But don't turn
handsprings about that dial, because it's not like a telephone
dial—it'll never give you a wronj
Moat amazing of the three units
is the last in the line, which will
take the card* and calmly proceed at—the rate of 80 cards a
minute—to print on separate
sheets part or all of the information, depending on what the
operator wants.
Originally UBC's battery of machines was intended to be usee
for statistical research, but at the
present time the better-than-hu-
man devices are used almost exclusively to do some of the more
monotonous of the Registrar']
The moment the exam papers
were marked this Christmas, Mrs.
Porter and her staff of assistants
were in there punching. Although
they worked only in spasms and
over a period of a mere eight days
just as the marks came through,
the staff and their machines managed to record, sort and restate the
marks which decreed the fate of
6000 first and second year students.
Who knows—by next Christmas
we may all be sending our own
machines out here to take lectures
and write exams for us. But it
wouldn't be the first time a stud-
end failed because he had a cog
or two misting.
One of the machines took rather
a dim view of my visit last week
and has since informed me that it
is preparing a sequel to this story.
Tomorrow the machine is coming
over to OUR office to do a story
about reporters.
Tales Of Heroism Stress
Need For Student Relief
By Bob Church
Throughout the cosmopolitan group at the ISS sanatorium at Leysin in Switzerland, may be found many a tale
of heroism that became so common in the recent struggle.
These stories emphasize the urgent need of relief for the
students of the formerly occupied countries of Europe.
The following accounts from the pens of two of the
patients of Leysin, a Belgian and a Czech, are representative.
The  first  account,  covering the
Recruits Wanted]
City   of   Vancouver
resistance activities at Liege University, is written by Louis Brai-
bant, a Belgian engineering student who has been a year and a
half at the International University Sanatorium. Despite the devastation suffered by the Belgian
students at the hands of the Germans, Belgium has asked to be
considered a contributing country to student reliei and has
transferred over 7,00(1 francs to
"The Arts students of Liege published an underground newspaper;
while Med students tended their
wounded comrades in university
hospitals after a raid or daring
night attack. Again student engineers organized a topographic
and cartographic service to supply the Allied general staffs across
the channel with maps showing
locations of German airfields,
fortifications and anti-aircraft emplacements   in   Belgium."
The second story comes from
the pen of Jan Vaacl, a Czech
student who was deported by the
Germans during the war and now
is recovering from tuberculosis
in the sanatorium at Leysin.    .
"The 17th of November has gone
down in history to commemorate
the day when the students of
Prague began the revolt against
Nazi tyranny that soon spread all
over Czechoslovakia and resulted
in thousands of students being confined to the living death of Sach-
"Before University graduates
were allowed to find positions in
Czech industry, they were deported to German factories. When
I graduated from a Chemical Industrial School in Prague in June,
1942, I was forced to leave for
the Sudetenland to work in the
lab of a giant factory for the production of synthetic petrol operated there by the Germans."
''We lived, or should I say existed, in separate concentration
camps under heavy military
guard. In the open area between
the production-interstage buildings we used to exchange the latest news received from the BBC
or Switzerland or Moscow. But,
if we were caught, it meant the
Gestapo stepped in."
"A music student who used to
sweep the rooms in the camp,
formed a jazz-band with several
other boys and arranged public
performances. The Germans particularly liked 'Rhapsody in Blue'
and wanted to know who the marvellous composer might be. We
passed it off as some unkown
composer for allied composers
were like all else, 'verboten'."
These instances, the International Student Service reports, may
be multiplied many times, wherever there were underground
fighters or forced laborers. Their
battles of the war years are continued now with a much more
personal enemy in the form of
tuberculosis. This aftermath of
war is the reason for ISS relief
Fighter Squadron No. 442 is recruiting members from RCAF Reservists according to Western Air
Command officials. Designed to be
operational on Mosquito aircraft,
the squadron will be based at Sea
Island where quarters and messes
are available for all ranks.
The squadron is enlisting personnel, experienced and inexperienced, in all trades that apply
to a fighter squadron. All positions as pilots have been filled but
radio navigators and ground crew
are needed," states Fit. Lt. H. C.
D. Upton, Commanding Officer
Western Air Command in a letter to The Ubyssey.
Lectures will be given two evenings each week, Tuesday and
Thursday, to refresh the knowledge of the experienced, and to
instruct the inexperiencd. Talks
are to be given at Sea Island until
an  urban headquarters is built.
Tradesmen may remuster to a
new trade but in such cases they
would revert to the rank of aircraftsmen. Practical training will
take place on weekends when flying and maintenance will be a
major consideration.
The squadron will attend two
weeks Summer camp each year,
during which period tactical
training will be carried out.
Members of the Auxiliary
Squadron may qualify during
their attendance for a maximum
of nine weeks pay per annum. In
addition, personnel accepted will
be issued with uniform and other
"Applications for enlistment may
be obtained by telephoning Bay-
view 3511, Local 69 betwen 9 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m.," the letter said.
Co«d Vets Launch UK Coed. Model Widely-Travelled Proctor
Membership Driv. F.r Mardi Gr«   prefers Qur Local Climate
University of British Columbia
branch of the Women's Auxiliary
to the Canadian Legion is launching a campaign for new membership.
President Mrs. Palela Chambers,
stated that until membership increased they would be hampered
in undertaking new ventures. Ail
women veterans, wives, sisters
and friends of service men are
eligible to join. Meetings are the
third Thursday of each month.
Early in December a rummage
sale netted 1150.00 which was
sent to the patients at Tranquille,
At present a royette is being assembled and further plans are a-
Mussoc Stage Men
Ask More
All those who have been approached and all those who are
interested in working with the
stage crew for construction of the
ship for "HMS Pinafore" are asked by Gordon Carter, stage crew
director, to turn out today at 1:00
p.m. sharp on the Auditorium
Carter wants to start work thii
week on the deck, since actlor
rehearsals need the stage in the
near future.
"All girls who wish to be ir
the Make-up group and costume
convenors for the production arc
asked to sign a list in Auditorium
207," said John Fish, Productior
Make-up clases will begin as
soon as the list is compiled, and
all those interested should sign
their name and telephone number
Twelve co-eds, judged outstanding at the Wednesday tryouts, are
to model apparel prizes donated
to the Mardi Gras by downtown
Chosen for figure, personality,
and ability to wear clothes, the
girls were picked from among sorority and non-sorority groups by
Mardi Gras committee members
Maxine McClung and Mary Mc-
Models will parade both nights
of the ball. Prizes will be distributed Friday night.
Dress prizes include negligees,
housecoats, dresses, bathing suits
and play suits. Other gifts to be
raffled include nylons, chocolates,
theatre tickets, and corsages.
Models chosen are: Heather
Blundell, Tina Howard, Elsie Van
Freight, Helen Former, Irma Koch,
Jane Seymour, Rosemary Coult-
hard, Nadine Raitt, Pat McClemeat,
Mavis Coleman, Bette Russell and
Dorothy Robertson,
"I have travelled to all parts of the world," mused Thomas
Grantham, unofficial proctor of Brock Hall, "but I prefer
Vancouver to any place I have been."
Ten years as proctor at the University of Toronto—"I
did not like Toronto atmosphere; it was too dry"—results in
his meeting former Toronto faculty friends who are now
lecturing at UBC.
Billets are needed for members of the six debating teams
from American Universities
which will visit UBC before
mid February.
The Parliamentary Forum is
In charge of arrangements to
accommodate these debaters.
Forum officials stress that this
visit provides an excellent opportunity for UBC to strengthen her friendly relations with
the American universities. The
Forum is making an appeal to
Vancouver students to offer
billets for American debators
by phoning Isabel Cameron at
KErr. 3736.
Best - Seller Recognition
Gained By! UBC Graduate
By Don Robertson
Canadian author and University of B.C. graduate, Arthur
Lionel Stevenson, has hit the best-seller lists in the United
States with his latest book, "The Showman of Vanity Fair,"
a biography of W. M. Thackeray.
His epic is currently a first-featured selection of the
Book-of-the-Month Club, and was reviewed recently by the
noted American author, John P. Marquand.
Dr. Stevenson was born in Edin
burgh, Scotland, and received his
early education at Duncan, B. C.
He received his B.A. from UBC
in 1922, graduating with First-
class Honors in English. While
here he won the Vagabond Club
prize for a short poem. The Vagabond Club was a literary organization on the campus.
He received his M.A. from the
University of Toronto in 1923, and
his Ph.D. from the University of
California in 1925. He went on to
take the degree of B.Lett, at Oxford.
His appointments to universities
and colleges have taken him to
the Teacher's College of Arizona
as Head of the English Department, and to the University of
Southern California, where he
rose from assistant professor ot
English to Head of the Department.
His mother, Mabel Rose Stevenson, is a well-known figure in the
field of Canadian Literature. She
i3 a prominent member of the
Canadian Author's Association,
and is residing with Dr. Stevenson in Los Angeles at present.
Dr. Stevenson, an authority on
Thackeray, has written four previous books of major importance.
His first, "Appraisals of Canadian
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie will
speak on "Canadian Citizenship"
on the first of the spring series
of "University Report" broadcasts
beginning   at   7:45   p.m.   Monday.
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Literature" is a collection of essays on Canadian writing. "Darwin Among the Poets" is one of
his dissertations in book form.
"The Wild Irish Girl" is a study
of a famous figure of England in
the 19th century—'Lady   Morgan.
His most recent work previous to
"The Showman of Vanity Fair" is
his "Dr. Quicksilver," a study of
the life and work of Charles Lever, an English novelist of the
middle 19th century.
Dr. Stevenson is a prominent
member of the Dickens Fellowship and the Canadian Author'*'
Dignified, with an athletic build
and silver hair, Mr. Grantham is
known by sight to countless stu-
ents who frequent Brock Hall
daily. On normal days he wears
blues and browns; when he dresses meticulously in black there
is sure to be a special event in
Brock Hall Lounge.
Twelve months ago Mr. Grantham was appointed proctor of
Brock Hall. Before this he worked
at Boeings, Sea Island, and for
five years at Fairchilds in Ontario.
"I was with the present King
when he was a cadet," Mr. Grantham referred to his 12 year's service in the British Marines. "We
carried the cream of British arls»
tocracy," he announced, proudly.
Some ports of call in his marine
life were: Bermuda, British West
Indies, Panama, Chile, British
Honduras, India, and the Dutch
East Indies.
He calls the Mediterranean his
"back yard" for Mr. Grantham
was born in Stockport near Manchester — an English industrial
centre where new parliamentary
election ideas are first tested.
British soccer is Mr. Grantham's
favorite sport although his athletic activities included running
and jumping in track and field
events. "Once our team travelled
from Bizerte to Tunis, 100 miles
across mountainous terrain, to
play soccer one morning," he said.
Mr. Grantham enjoys listening
to good music. He attends church
every Sunday morning, and if he
misses the morning service, he
goes at night. "I like to go one* a
week," he confessed. Mrs. Grantham is an active (worker in St
Paul's Anglican Church, near the
Grantham home in Vancouver's
west end.
Mr. Grantham likes the sea,
Vancouver's climate and his position in Brock Hall. The hours are
long especially when he has cleaning up to supervise after an evening function, "but," he adds, "1
like the students and try to do
everything I can for them."
Proceeds from the Women's Undergraduate Society Sadie Hawkins dance will be donated to the
International Student's Service
said WUS president Barbara Kels-
burg yesterday.
It is expected that the amount
will be between $100 and $200.
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Adaskins To Give
Preview Of Tour
University of British Columbia
students will not have to go to
New York to hear the violin recital to be given in Times Hall on
February 28, by Harry Adaskin,
head of the department of music.
Instead they will be able to hear,
free of charge, the identical program, which Professor Adaskin,
with Frances Marr at the piano,
will present in the main lounge of
Brock Hall Sunday evening at
The program will consist of "Sonatina for violin and piano in D"
by Schubert, "Sonata for violin
and piano" by Aaron Copland, and
Ernest Chausson's "Poeme". Paul
Hindemith's Concerto will be presented following the intermission.
This is the fourth and last in a
series of Sunday evening concerts, which were arranged exclusively for UBC students, staff and
their families.
Professor Adaskin's lectures will
be continued until the end of January and will recommence when
he returns from his tour.
A limited number of University
of British Columbia telephone
directories are still available al
the AMS ottlce in Brock Hall according to Val Sears, editor of the
The publication supplies the
name, address and telephone number of every student and organization on the UBC campus for
the cost of 25 cants.
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school pencils!
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LAURIE DYER, Sports Editor
Associate: Chick Turner,  Assistant: Hal Tennant.
Reporters This Issue; Nev Tompkins, Bob Marshall, Dave Barker,
Len Turner, Harry Castillou, Hal Pinchin.      	
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When the Varsity Thunderbirds played their first Conference hoop game of the season before home crowds last
weekend, the general thought of a great many people was
that it was just like old times. Now far be it from us to know
just exactly what is meant by the term "old times", but seeing
the Globe Trotters in action last Thursday night, well, it did
seem like old times all over again.
The aggregation of c&saba artists that Abe Saperstein has
brought with him to Vancouver this year are, to say the
least, terrific. It might even be said that they have reached
their pre-war height, and that is saying a great deal.
It doesn't seem to matter how many times you have seen
the world famous team in the past, they're still the same old
drawing card. They still play the same torrid brand of ball
and they still give the fans a great treat with the odd bit of
It's Always A Good Show
And the players themselves never seem to tire of watching their younger foes work themselves to death trying to
give the Harlem boys a fight. They seem to get a kick out
of the whole thing everytime they play. Of course, these
games with the younger players are just perfect for the
Trotters who can really show their skill at things just slightly
off the hoopla-beaten path.
But to say the least, they have reached a pretty high
standard of ball this year. When an All-American has to
take to the bench as the starting line-up is announced, the
team must be good. Bernie Price is just such a star, but he's
not as young as he used to be, and he has a little leg trouble,
Unfortunately, the Trotters couldn't arrange a game with
the Thunderbirds this year although there is a chance that
the 'Birdmen will get a chance to meet the Western version
of the Trotters when they travel up this way in February.
In games of this type, as in last night's battle with the Hornets
you see some real concentrated hoopla. Remember last year
when the Blue and Gold squad defeated the Harlem boys?
What a contest that was!
Varsity Grunt And Groan
Boys Get Stadium Ring
The din of the hammer and the
saw resounded in the auditorium
yesterday to herald a new era in
UBC ring history—the erection of
a new ring.
The stadium has passed through
many a metamorphose in the past
year and the boxing fans feel that
this is the greatest of all.
During the summer months the
stadium interior was cleared out
and received a new bottom of
substantial concrete and a double
floor, the final surface consisting
of a glassy hardwood finish. Johnny Owen declared death sentences
on all trespassers on this prize
floor who were not in soft soled
shoes, and has been able to direct the general traffic to other
The carpenters reappeared this
term and covered a small part of
this shiny floor with a low green
platform where the weight lifters
are able to strain themselves with
comparative seclusion. An added
feature at this time, and an item
of much admiration was the installation of a large square mirror in which it is claimed the ath
letic minded spend long hours of
inspection to trying to see their
muscles grow.
It was a familiar sight to see the
unfortunate "Shorty" striving to
reach the light bag by standing on
his tip-toes or by leaping frantically into the air, but all such
frustration is over now, for the
sports department has kindly looked into the problem and provided
a modified version of a ladder.
Although improvements have
been vast over these past few weeks,
Jack Pomfret says that this is not
the end. An added heavy bag is
planned to be hung to supplement
the much overworked sack now in
All these additions have not
come a moment too soon for the
Stadium is a hive of activity due
to the preparation for the intramural boxing and -wrestling card
planned for the last week in February. Entries have been streaming into Jack Pomfret and Ivor
Wynne and number in the forty
bracket with the closing day for
entries still a long way off.
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ROCKET MAN RAY—Headlining the potent Bremerton
quintet which is slated to meet the Thunderbird cages tonight
is 24-year-old Ray Hall. Ray, who cavorts on the Rocket
roster as a forward, is a big boy, 6' 2" tall and weighing 192
lbs. and threatens to be quite a thorn in the wings of the
'Birds in tonight's exhibition tilt.
Varsity's high-flying Thunderbirds, currently pacing the Pacific
Northwest Conference League with
a series of six straight wins, will
enter the basketball arena tonight
in the roles of exhibitionists. Bob
Osborne's championship-brand
hoopers are slated to meet the
rugged Bremerton Rocket aggregation in a double-header, billed
to start at 7:00, when the Senior
B squad engages the Hodgson-
Clarke quintet as prelim feature.
The Rockets, who display a
rough semi-pro style of ball, play
most of their contests in the
Northwest Basketball League—a
setup entered in the Washington
State legal books as an "amateur
organization"—and the fans who
relish basketball with the trimmings are due for a treat tonight.
BUI Edgerton, Vancouver retriever and pointer dog trainer,
will outline his methods of canine
instruction at a meeting of the
Varsity Fish and Game Club, Monday, 12:30 p.m., in Aggie 100.
Edgerton—who holds the British
Columbia Lower Mainland Championships, by virtue of his Golden
retrievers—has offered to train a
number of UBC students in the
education of field trial winners.
The Thunderbirds will probably
be without the services of their
volatile guard, Harry "The Hopper"
Franklin, who has relinquished his
career on the Varsity in favor of
his studies, a move that threatens a
shakeup in the UBC farm system.
However the high-scoring quartet
of Weber, Haas, Kermode, and
McGeer, will again be on hand to
pace the Blue and Gold scoring
machine, and their hoopla eyes will
have to be of the dead-eye variety
to match strides with the powerful Bremerton squad.
Included among the victorious
registered by the the Rockets is
a handy 46-39 decision over the
Seattle Sand Point Navaliers, one
of the top teams on the Coast, and
win over the M itheny-Baoon team
by an identical score.
The only losses chalked up
against the Bremerton melonmen
that have come to the notice of
your press were those to the
highly-touted Alpine Dairy outfit,
former conquerors of the Victoria
Dominoes, and to the Seattle
Marine Recruiters. The Dairymen
were able to subdue the fiery
Rockets by a 40-34 count, but the
Marine team was extended to three
overtime periods before eking out
a slim 58-56 decision,
Game time for the feature is 8:15,
Tickets are on sale in the office of
the Graduate Manager of Athletics,
Luke Moyls.
UBC Thunderbirds   53 Lewis and Clark 42
56 Lewis and Clark 52
45 Pacific U. 34
55 Pacific U. A\
58 Linfield College 54
57 Linfield College 50
UBC Thunderbirds
UBC Thunderbirds
UBC Thunderbirds
UBC Thunderbirds
UBC Thunderbirds
Total Points
Points Against   273
FG     FS     TP     PF
Ron Weber   44       10       98        5
Bob Haas   22       16       60       15
Pat McGeer  20       15       55       12
Harry Kermode  23        8       54       14
Harry Franklin  11        6       28       12
Nev Munro    7        3       17        7
Bobby Scarr     12        4        1
Luke Tostenson     113 7
Gordy Selman     10        2        2
Jerry Stevenson    0        112
John Forsyth     0        113
Jim McLean     0        114
Dave Campbell     0        0        0        0
Totals   130      64     324      84
'Birdmen Lose Ace Guard As
Franklin Forced To Quit Team
Varsity's basketballing Thunderbirds suffered another vicious blow yesterday with the
announcement by Harry Franklin that he would no longer be able to play with UBC quintet.
After playing with the Blue and Gold squad for four years, the likeable, hard-working
guard finds that due to the pressure of studies, he will have to give up a game that has
become a part of him.
Weather Stops
Rugger Game
Campus English Rugger squads
will remain inactive again this
weekend by virtue of poor weather conditions. The havoc created
with the Tisdale Cup schedule
will probably result in the dropping of at least one, if not both,
campus squads from the competition.
Varsity and UBC squads are at
present holding semi-weekly workouts in the Stadium to remain in
The combined Varsity Rep team
will meet heavy competition during
the next two months when they
tackle Vancouver and Victoria
squads in McKechnie Cup battles.
The 'Birds are scheduled to meet
Victoria, in the Island city on
March 8.
Following their Island jaunt,
Coach Roy Haines will take his
squad south to San Francisco to
play games against Stanford and
California U. on March 12 and 15.
UBC's Chieftains
to ma Five
UBC's Chiefs will be out for another victory tonight when they
meet the league-leading Meraloma
quintet in the prelim to the Hornet-
Blue Devil contest at Exhibitions
Last night, they played the Staicey
squad in the prelim to the Hornet's
contest with the touring Harlem
Globe Trotters.
Until last night's fracas, the
Chiefs were batting an even .500
with three wins and as many losses
in the six games played to date.
However, as the 'Lomas are currently riding on top of the Senior
A City loop, the matter won't be
any cinch.
With the help of Sandy Robertson who ia leading in the individual scoring race, the 'Loma quintet
is alpowerful crew. Other names
knofln around Varsity that make
theulappearance in Meraloma strip
inclpU Jack Pomfret and Ivor
Shuttlemen Reach
Semifinal Stage
Seven men will be in the semifinals battling for the men's
singles crown of the University
Badminton Club as the first evening of second term Thursday night
play saw the first, rounds of the
men and women's singles ana
doubles play completed.
An entry of fifty players in the
men's singles was whittled down
to Darry Thompson, Allan France,
Bruce Benham, Jim Watt, Bob
Nilan and Ken Meredith who will
battle in the semi-finals,
Matches will continue next
Thursday at 8:00 p.m., and
all members are asked to be present. Further announcements will
be posted on the Quad notice
UBC Represented
At Olympic Moot
Representatives from many
UBC athletic groups will be
present at the first organizational
meeting of the B. C. Olympic Association. The meeting has been
called for 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 22 at the YMCA.
Representing UBC will be Keith
MacDonald, president of the Men's
Athletic Directorate, and members
from track, swimming, men's grass
hockey, men's and women's basketball and gymnastic organizations.
The purpose of the meeting is
to organize the Olympic Association in B. C. and with its opportunity to contribute it is expected
that the University will play an
important role in the Association.
. . . Forced to quit 'Birds
UBC Aquamen
Tackle YMCA
Saturday night sees Varsity's
Swimming team in their first meet
of the season when they tackle
the potent YMCA team at the Y.
Pool. Thir term's team has been
greatly strengthened by several
outstanding swimmers and the
times are rapidly being lowered
for many of the events. Saturday's
meet is by way of a prep for the
intercollegiate gala with College
of Puget Sound February 28. The
list of events end team members
in them reads:
Forty yd. freestyle—Fred Oxen-
bury, Bob Stangroom; 120 yd. Medley relay—Fred Oxenbury, Jim
Hawthorne, Lew Atwell; 60 yd.
Backstroke—Lew Atwell, Jim Haw«
thorne; 60 yd. Breast-stroke-Jim
Hawthorne, Fred Oxenbury; 100
yd. Freestyle—Bob Stangroom, Bob
Fancy   Diving—Jim  Hawthorne,
Harvey Allen; 160 yd. Freestyle re-
lay-Stangroom, Oxenbury, Morrison, Marshall. UBC's women's team,
also entered in the meet, is not at
full strength for this meet, but it is
expected that Kay Worsfold, Kay
Eastwood, Ruth Stevens and Lily
Dunlop will be on hand to hold up
the girls' end of the meet.
Coach Whittle will be closely
watching the times as the team
preps in this gala for CPS Feature
closing event of the night, will be
that new, wild and rough Aquab-
bolo game. UBC has a promising
team ready to drown out all opposition.
Harry is taking second year Law
this year. That in itself is enough
to keep most students tied to the
books, but when you throw in
basketball practices every day
plus games and trips, it takes a
lot of time.
It isn't because he is not eligible
to play that Harry is taking this
step. His Christmas marks were
good enough to allow him to remain on the eligible list as far as
basketball is (concerned. However,
because he feels that the time is
approaching where marks count a
great deal towards your future,
it seemed to be the logical step.
It was by no means an easy decision that "The Hopper" had to
make. After you have played as
much basketball as Harry has, it
becomes a part of your everyday
However, Franklin does not
blame basketball altogether for the
marks that he feels are not good
enough. It was one of the more
important factors though, as it did
take a lot of time each week.
After talking the matter over
with his family, the Dean, and
finally his coach, Bob Osborne, he
decided that it was the best thing
to do. There is still time to pull
up the subjects that he is not satisfied with and thereby assure himself of a better position in the
The absence of Franklin will indeed be a great loss to the team
who are at present leading the Pacific Northwest Conference with
nary a loss against them.
As coach Osborne put it, this is
probably about the best time for
Harry to quit as the 'Birds now
have thre weeks lay-off from
Conference ball. This will give
them time to reorganize before they
meet their next Conference opponents.
February brings a trip that will
include some of the toughest teams
that the Blue and Gold squad will
come up against this season. Naturally, the services of the 'Birds'
first string guard will be missed.
By that time however, Coach Osborne hopes to have found a solution to the problem.
Although Harry is convinced
that it will be better for himself
in the end, his interests in basketball could ne'er be easily dropped.
It is highly improbable that Harry
won't be keeping his eye on those
'Birdmen as they make their bid
for another Pacific Northwest Conference crown.
"1 can't understand it - some chaps
didn't even bring their skis."
One thing students DO understand —
money can sure burn a hole in your pocket.
But money in a bank account has a way of
accumulating. Why not open an account
today with a dollar at the B of M and sew
up that leaky pocket? /
Bank of Montreal
working  wifh Conodions  in every  walk  of life jince   1817
West Point Grey Branch: Sasamat and Tenth—E. J. SCHIEDEL, Manager


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