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The Ubyssey Jan 9, 1947

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 Citizenship Ceremony Planned Tomorrow In Auditorium
-Courtesy  The Province.
Justice Coady
Justice Coady
UBC Governor
Mr. Justice J. M. Coady has
been appointed to the Board of
Governors of the University of
B.C. to succeed Honorable Mr.
Justice Denis Murphy, recer
retired, it was announced Tuesday by Honourable G. M. Web-,
minister of education.
"Mr. Justice Coady is an outstanding jurist, who also has a
fine educational background. Th-
University of MM* Columbia
indeed fortunate to have Mr. Justice Coady join the bord of governors," the minister stated.
Mr. Justice Coady will serve as
governor for the balance of Mr.
Justice Murphy's term which runs
until 1951.
Women Howl
Saturday Night
The excess of men on the campus has at last proved an advantage to the women. Every woman
has (statistics show) seven men
to chose from to escort her to the
Sadie Hawkins D.uuv January 11.
The dance will be held in the
Brock from 9 until 12.
As a termination to Sadie Hawr
kins Week, the dance will feature
the woman's side of the dating
picture which includes buying of
corsages, arranging transportation
and paying all expenses.
Only four hundred tickets, at
$1 per couple are available and
will be on sale in the Quad Box
office every noon until Saturday.
Tickets will not be sold at the
door on Saturday night and will
be sold at the box office only to
girls attending UBC—not to males.
Music at the dance will be provided by Frank Nightingale and
his orchestra, and the Snack Bar
will remain open for any who feel
in need of refreshment.
No. 32
Traveling Forum To Meet
American Debates Team
Debaters from two American Colleges will visit the University of British Columbia within the next few weeks.
Teams from Linfield College and College of Puget Sound
are scheduled to appear here January 16 and 23 respectively.
" While the teams are at UBC the
Clubs To Organize
Protest Meeting
A protest meeting in connection
with recent treatment of Jehovah
Witnesses in Quebec will probably be held shortly on the campus.
Representatives of the Social
Problems Club, the Student Christian Movement, the Varsity Christian Fellowship, the International
Relations Club and the Parliamentary and Socialist Forums will
meet Tuesday noon in Arts 103
to discuss organization of such a
Vets Get Honors
At Investiture
Approximately 100 ex - servicemen will be presented with decorations and citations at an investiture of veteran students who
won honors during the war it wis
announced by the president's office yesterday. The ceremony, the
first of its kind to be held on the
campus, will take place on Wednesday, January 29 with his Hon-
oi the Lieutenant-Governor, C. A.
Banks officiating. The time and
the place will be announced later.
Any student not yet invested
with decorations won during war
service and who has not been contacted by the Extension Department has been requested to report to Dr. Shrum's office in Hut
L 10  immediately.
university will have two teams
traveling. One will meet Washington State College at Pullman
Washington while the other will
journey to Tacoma where it meets
Pacific Lutheran and College of
Puget Sound. This team also participates in a third debate against
Linfield College in Oregon.
The UBC-Linfleld debate at UBC
will be the chance that the co-eds
have been waiting for. Represents tives of the Women's Public
Speaking Club will meet a feminine team from the Oregon college. The topic- Resolved that
socialized medicine1 is socially desirable.
College of Puget Sound will debate the feasibility of sharing control of industry with labour.
Next month will see a visit from
the University of California at
Berkley debating team. According
to Dave Williams who made the
announcement of the forthcoming
contests this UBC-California battle should be an outstanding event
since California was noted for its
fine teams in pre-war days.
Jokers Auction
Sadie's Escort
Some lucky varsity girl is going
to choose her escort for the Sadie
Hawkins Dance by bidding for
him when the Jokers stage an
auction tomorrow noon in the
In preparation for the big event,
the Jokers Will be making merry
on the campus with a Sadie Hawkins race, complete with a Daisy
Mae in full flight after Li'l Abner.
Radsoc Script Course
Starts Today In Brock
Radio Society has recently established a radio script writing course, rthe first lecture of which is to be given today
at 12:30.
The lecture board in charge of the course is composed of
three University Radio Society members, James Beard, Ernest
Perrault, and Peter Duval.
The   lectures   are   to   be   held
every    Thursday    in    the    Men's tivo script writers."
Club Room in the South basement   The lectures will  feature prac-
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Now It Can Be Said: "I'm Canadian."
Comm Cabaret U of A Student Expelled;
Tickets Sell    * Created Disturbances *
The Commerce Cabaret will be
held at the Commodore from 9 pm
until 1:30 am Tuesday, January 14.
With Ben Anders as social coordinator, final arrangements have
now been completed for the ball.
George McKeen is in charge of
tickets; Fred Jeffery, dances, Peggy Vaughan and Marg Ross, decorations; and Charlotte Christopher, publicity.
The occasion takes the form of
an informal dinner dance, chicken
a la king being served throughout
the evening. Although there will
not be a special programme, novelty dances will provide entertainment and amusement.
Tickets are now on sale in all
commerce classes and special
booths on the campus. Commerce-
men will be charged $1 each, student veterans will be given credit
sales, but all others will be
charged ?3 a couple.
Patrons for the ball will be:
Dr. and Mrs. N. A. M. MacKenzic,
Prof, and Mrs. E. H. Morrow,
Dean and Mrs. D. Buchanan, Dean
and Mrs. J. M. Finlayson, Dean
and Mrs. E. L. Woods, Dean and
Mrs. G. F. Curtis, Dean M. Dorothy Mawsdley. Dean F. M. Clement, and Prof. Walter M. Gage.
Queen Candidates
Announced Friday
All sorority entrees for Queen
of this year's Mardi Gras must be
handed into J. Brown or T. Dakin
at the Zeta Psi table on or before
Monday, January 13, Hank Sweat-
man co-chairman of the festival
committee announced yesterday.
Three pictures of the candidate
must be enclosed with each entry,
An oriental theme will dominate the Mardi Gras this year and
already the 24 girl chorus has been
chosen. Appropriate costumes to
carry out the theme are being designed by Lillian Mijos.
Canadian Artist
Speaks Saturday
B. C, Binning, noted Canadian
artist, will address the Vancouver
Institute, Saturday night on "Pre-
fabrication, The Ultimate in Modern Architecture.'"
An entertaining and popular
lecturer, Mr, Binning is an instructor of Art, where he lectures
in drawing, interior decorating
and perspective. He is currently
on a lecture tour of the interior
under the uspices of the UBC Ex"
tension Department and the Canadian Federation of Artists.
Tliis is the final lecture of the
Fall Session of the Institute. Meetings are free to the general public.
EDMONTON, Jan. 8—(CUP)—Fero Zeman, third year
education student at the University of Alberta has been
expelled for failing to apologize for alleged misconduct at
recent meetings where Dr. Lotta Hitshmanova, executive
director of the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada, was
guest speaker.
tDr. Hitshmanova addressed UBC
students on several occasions last
Zeman   was   alleged   to   have
"created disturbances" at Kiwanis
and union meetings in town last
November and also at an IRC-SCM
sponsored   meeting   November   29
at the University of Alberta where
Dr. Hitshmanova was speaking.
He   was   requested   by   the
Dean's  Council, highest disciplinary authority on the campus,   to  make  formal   written
apologies   to   all   groups   concerned,    December 31 was set
as  the  deadline  for   his  compliance with the request.
Zeman   later   apologized   to   the
Students Speak
On Air Friday
The Parliamentary Forum in
conjunction with the University
Radio Society will present a
round-table discussion over CK-
MO Friday, January 10.
Topic of the discussion is "Recent Civic Elections Reflect the
Public Mind." Dr. Walter N. Sag-
Head of the History Department,
will at as moderator. The discussion will be broadcast from the
Radio Society studios in the Brock
Round-table discussers include
Bob Prittie, Barbara Jones, Philip
Brocking and John Graham. Cliff
Greer of the Parliamentary Forum
was organizer of the discussion
Future Officers
Face Interview
Over 150 COTC cadets applying
for acceptance as provisional tod
lieutenants in the COTC are now
being interviewed by a selection
board which was namd by the
President's  office  Tuesday.
Members of the committee are:
Lieut. Col. R. W. Bonner, Chairman; Lieut, Col. R. B. McDougall,
M.C.: Lieut. Col. G. M. Shrum,
O.B.E., M.M.; Major R.E.S. Rod-
ertson, M.C.; Major A. H. Finlay,
M.C, and Major Stanley Read.
The last four members of this
committee are representatives of
the president.
The personal interview by the
committee is the final step in
the selection of officer cadets from
the the cadets who have been
undergoing a probationary period
of training during the fall term.
The committee hopes to find enough suitable candidates t-. till
the UBC quota of 144,
Kimanis Club but said it would
be against his principles to apologize to the other two. He said he
considered himself a "staunch
Slovak" and did not think he was
in the wrong.
The incident at the University
inolved Zeman's asking Dr. Hitshmanova "why did you evade Sol-
vakia in your recent trip to Europe?" It was apparently understood that political questions would
not be asked.
Mr. Peters, speaker's escort,
jumped to his feet before the
astonished student audience and
shouted  Zeman  down.
Zeman stoutly maintained that
he was not in the wrong in th':.s
incident and refused to apologize.
He has engaged the services of a
lawyer to battle the council's decision and has implied that he has
the support of the Alberta teachers' association.
University of Alberta's student
union is now crying to bring about
a satisfactory settlement and
avoid jeopardizing Zeman's educational career, Meanwhile he is
not attending classes,
Christmas Rushing
Will Start Friday
A meeting of all girls interested
in Christmas rushing will be held
in Aggie 100 Friday, January 10
at 12:30.
All those interested in rushing
may register at this meeting. A
Pan Hellenic tea for rushees will
be held Monday vning, January
13 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Hall. The
rushing schedule will extend over
the week following the tea. Rushees will receive their bids on January 21 at the Dean of Woman's
Office. Pledging will take place
on the evening of Tuesday, January 21.
Angus Maclnnes
Speaks Friday
Angus Maclnnes will speak to
the University Socialist Forum on
the subject "What is Democratic
Socialism?" at noon Friday,
the meeting will be held in applied science IOC at 12:30 p.m. and
everyone is cordially invited to
Mr. Maclnnes has been a lifelong socialist. He was first elected
to the House of Commons in 1930
ni a member of the Federated
Socialist Party for the constituency
of Vancouver East, which constituency he still represents under the
Ljiintr  it ti:e C.C.F.
President, Four Students
Become Official Citizens
Students and faculty will join tomorrow noon in UBC's
official observance of Canadian Citizenship Week.
The feature of the occasion will be the presentation of
i-ttL-'.enship certificates to President N. A. M. MacKenzie and
four representative students.
The assembly called for 12:30
tomorrow in the Auditorium is
one of many planned throughout the country this week to observe the coming into force of
the Canadian Citizenship Act. That
act makes it legally possible for
the first time for native-born Canadians, British subjects, naturalized persons, and certain others,
to be classified as "Canadian citizens",
The four  students scheduled to
receive   the   certificates   are  Barbara  Simpson,  fourth year Home
Economics student born in Shanghai as a British subject and who
has  since   lived   in  England  and
New Zealand,  coming to Canada
from New Zealand seven years ago,
representing the British subjects;
Ervin J.  Nalos,  graduate student
working for his MASc in electrical engineering who was born in
Czechoslovakia,   came  to  Canada
in 1940 and has since been naturalized,   representing  the  naturalized citizens; Ted Kirkpatrick, fifth
year  mechanical  engineer,  president of the AMS, representing the
Canadian born along with Grant
Livingstone, third year economics
student,   and   president   of   UBC
Branch 72, Canadian Legion.
It is hoped that the oath of
allegiance will be administered
by Chief Justice Wendell Farris
of  the B.C.  Supreme  Court,
who  will  call  upon  each of
the five "new" citizens in turn
to receive the certificates.
Following   the   ceremony,   the
gathering will be addressed briefly by Lt.-Col. W. T. "Tom" Brown,
past president of the UBC Alumni
The portion of the program during which Chief Justice Farris or
another judge administers the oath
and makes the presentation will be
the first time in the history of
the university that a court has
actually been convened on the
Th> program will open with a
message from President MacKenzie, after which he will leave the
platform so that the Sheriff may
convene the court in session. The
audience will then rise, and the
judge will enter the court. After
the audience has again,been seated
the oaths will be administered and
the certificates presented.
Once the presentation ceremony
has been concluded the court will
be adjourned and Col. Brown will
make his address about Canadian
(See page 2 for letter from the
Hon. Paul Martin regarding UBC's
citizenship ceremony).
Three trailer camps at Acadia
C a m p now accommodating
about 75 trailers arc completely filled and Dr. Shrum, Director of tli<j Department of
University Extension, warned
students that no further requests for space can possibly
bo filled.
Bridge Banned
In Cafeteria
The Discipline Committee—newly recruited from Undergraduate
Society members—will warn students all next week 10 leave their
coats in Brock Hall basement, not
draped on banisters, chairs or
Persistent offenders of following
week will have their coats turned
into AMS office. Students may retrieve their coats from that office
at considerable effort.
"Furniture has been damaged
when water drips from wet coats,"
continued Mr. McKay. "Walls
have been stained when wet coats
were hung on banisters."
This year action has been delayed due to the late appointing
of a committee. Last year rules
were not enforced.
"Those who play cards in tha
Caf will be brought before the
Discipline Committee," Mr. McKay added.
Engineers Needed
For Civil Service
The Civil Service Commission of
Canada requires a number of architects and engineers'for government departments at various centres throughout the Dominion and
will shortly hold a general competition for these posts.
Required are civil, mechanical,
electrical, mining and metallurgical architects and engineers. Salaries range from $2,100 to $2,580
per year for architects, and from
$2,700 to $3,120 per year for engineers.
For further information, applicants are advised to see posters
now on display in Post Offices,
National Employment Service Offices, or offices of the Civil Service Commission throughout Canada.
Application forms, obtainable
at any of the above offices, should
be filed immediately with the
Civil Service Commission, Ottawa.
Jokers Prominent
At WUS Dance
A Tea Dance free to all women
and their escorts will be held on
Friday, January 10 in the Brock
Lounge at 3:30.
The main idea is for the women
to take their dates for the Sadie
Hawkins Dance to the Tea Dance
and for the men who have not
been fortunate enough to have
been asked to go and do some
small hinting.
The Jokers will be on hand, as
usual with a new stunt which is
bound to send you into paroxysms
of laughter.
Mastodon Makes Gavel
As Ex-president's Gift
About 25,000 years ago mastodons and mammals roamed
the wilds of northern Canada.
About ten years ago the skeletal remains of one of these
prehistoric elephants was discovered under forty feet of
gravel at Quartz Creek, Yukon Territory, during thawing
operations for gold mining.
Next week ia gavel made of
ivory tusk of this animal will
be officially presented to the Student Council as a gift of Allan
Ainsworth, last year's Student
Council President.
Ainsworth's idea of a gift of a
gavel as his valedictory gift to
future Student Councils formulated in the spring of 1945.
A gavel of mastodon tusk seemed  an intriguing prospect,
A piece of tusk was ofiered by
Mr. Arthur Coldrick of Whonock,
B.C., in the spring of 1945 but this
piece was unsuitable because it
was badly split at both ends.
Ainsworth contacted W. H. Hat-
man of North Fork, Y.T., who was
able to find two pieces of the
scarce ivory but both shattered
when worked on tile lathe.
In the spring of 1946 Mr. John
H. Patterson of North Fork generously offered the piece from which
the present gavel was finally made.
Tho lathe operation was completed
slowly and the third attempt was
Ainsworth was not on hand to
present his gift to the Student
Council for the gavel arrived in
Vancouver three days after he
left to take up his Rhodes Scholarship work at Oxford.
The casket, handle and striking
plate were made of walnut by Mr.
Frederick Salkin of Vancouver. TkiKfyMty
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Editorial opinions expressed are those of the Editorial Board of the Ubyssey and not necessarily those of the
Alma Mater Society or of the University.
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Features Editor, Norm Klenman.   and Photography Director - Tommy Hatcher.
STAFF THIS ISSUE:  Senior Editor—Don* Stainsby; Associate   Editors—Joan   Grimmett,   Tommy   Hazlitt,
Once again student officials have returned
from a conference of the National Federation of Canadian University Students
glowing with optimism for the future of
the organization.
That is usually the case. And the usual
question should be asked by all members
of the Alma Mater Society—What will come
or that optimism this year?
More correctly, the question might be
phrased—Will anything come of the NFCUS
conference this year? For all too many
years now, the answer to that question is
"no, precisely nothing."
This year, for Canadian universities
generally and for UBC especially, fchere
seems to be a far greater reason for that
optimism than in the past. For one thing,
most delegates, and again especially the
ones from this campus, apparently set out
for the NFCUS meet with the firm resolve
to drop the whole idea if some results could
not be shown for the time and money.
That they have concluded their meeting
and returned to their campuses full of
renewed hope for NFCUS is one good sign.
And members of the Alma Mater Society
can take heart that their money has not been
expended wastefully, from the fact that
loading officials of their student government
have wisely decided that a full-time NFCUS
committee should be set up here.
If NFCUS—that is, the National Federa
tion of Canadian University Students—is
ever to mean anything to the mass of UBC
students, then the federation must operate
throughout the year as a local unit.
The plan of AMS president Kirkpatrick
and AMS treasurer McRae to advise Student
Council to establish a UBC committee on
NFCUS, preferably operated by the Undergraduate Societies Committee under Council
leadership, should serve to begin the process
of making more students acquainted with
and actively part of the nation-wide
Whether the step will eventually prove
to be of any great value remains to be seen.
It will, nevertheless, provide the one real
chance the NFCUS has of being any substantial value to students at Canada's far-
west university.
The day might come when university
students in Canada are glad that they have
a "mutual-aid" organization ready to serve
them. The National Federation of Canadian
University Students could well be that
organization, though it could never be that
if it did not become meaningful in the day-
to-day life of the student who has an average awareness for undergraduate problems.
For that reason, Student Council should
consider as one of its main tasks this spring
the effective carrying-out of the proposals
made by the president and the treasurer.
The Wassail Bowl
One of the more pleasant prospects of 1947
is the new vigour with which the Undergraduate Societies Committee is attacking
its many duties.   This body, an appendage
of the student  council,  is  constituted  by
elected presidents of the various faculties
at UBC.   Its prime duties are to encourage
and support inter-faculty competition; but
by its mere composition, it lends itself to the
equally valuable task of airing student opinion and hearing student grievances. These
tasks, and countless others, will once more
be tackled with determination, and the 9000
members of the AMS are sure to be grateful.
Events of the past year, so far as the USC
is concerned have no doubt been shaped in
that peculiar corner of the Universe wherein
the bad fates think up wicked plots. Last
year's elected president never got properly
into office before he was declared ineligible.
His eligibility could have been established
before the election, perhaps; but the USC
lost the services of a capable executive.
Without a chairman, the USC was able to
accomplish little last fall. The position was
again filled two month ago, however, when
Council chose Bill McKay to head the committee. Soccerman McKay hit the ball solidly from the word "go", and USC now appears likely to recoup its fortunes in 1947.
The agenda is crowded with things to do'.
Efforts to co-ordinate its activities began on
Monday—the first clay of this term.
McKay, also chairman of the discipline
committee, incorporated new rules and
methods into the disciplinary code. These,
in the main, will be added to Article XII of
the AMS code.   In addition, all members of
the USC will now sit on the discipline committee, making that committee fully representative of the student body. This is a radical change in that it puts responsibility for
enforcement of discipline on the appropriate
shoulders of the students' most directly elected representatives.
For the next week or so, the USC members will take turns patrolling the Brock
and possibly the caf. The idea, explains
McKay, is not to lay in wait for offenders,
or to force regulations on quivering freshmen, but merely to observe the success of
student rules, and to test their usefulness.
Discipline has been lax—particularly with
respect to the leaving of coats on bannisters
in the Brock—owing to the long absence of
enforcement. McKay's G-Men will watch
for the disappearance of the offending coats
and action will be taken if necessary.
One of the chief reasons for the poor
turnouts to faculty elections has been the
lack of interest in the faculties themselves.
(Perhaps the sciencemen are an exceptional
group). At any rate, the USC hopes to
remedy this lack of interest by stirring up
mter-faculty competition, and thereby awakening faculty spirit.
The Aggie-Science soccer match this week,
the first of the new Inter-Faculty league's
schedule, is a heartening event. Others are
sure to follow. A committee on inter-faculty
competition is preparing a report on other
possible fields of endeavor for the future.
The Undergraduate Societies Committee,
then, has made a grand start toward its goal
of being a useful campus organization. The
students, who stand to benefit by its success,
will watch its progress with interest.
Letters to the Editor
Dear  Sir:
Iti the Ubyssey of November 19
appeared the headline "European
University Students Scorn Ca:
adians"—political fever runs high
in European student groups, who
gather at the sidewalk cafes in
Paris, Prague and Rome to discuss Communism, Cathlocism, Democracy and Internationalism on
into the night.
Do we as Canadian students
scorn Europeans? Perhaps some
of us do. Our universities are so
much more up to date. The article
continues "European students feel
that   Canadian  students   are   dan
gerously complacent iti their sense
tions than in the' recent accom-
of political and civic responsibilities—" Nonsense! Why, only last
month I read in the local newspaper that Gerry McGeer, after
an appendectomy, was having his
stitches removed. And there was a
picture of "Go Gettem Gerry" lying on his back with a smiling
nurse probing his stomach. The
whole thing impressed me very
much, very much indeed, In fact
I 'was a little sick for the rest of
the evening.
One may argue that such things
don't concern us. This is the North
American   Continent.   Europe   can
take care  of herself.
But these things do concern us.
This world of ours is shrinking
with frightening rapidity, Science
has produced a hair-trigger civilization and its control requires a
large number of clear-thinking,
mature people. Upon the university students of today depends the
destiny of the world tomorrow.
Perhaps if our country lay in
ashes at our feet we too would
have a more serious outlook.
John Randell
On The Wagon
. . .with DON STAINSBY
Citizenship Message
The campus
this last while
been the
amount of
things have
scene of a great
expansion. Several
been to blame for
enrollment, money being* available
at long last for the completion of
the original plans, and scientific
progress that has made present
equipment out of date.
Whatever the cause, however, it
seems necessary only to mention
the fact that the university is expanding into a larger institution
in order to start an argument on
Opposed to the
big-time school
are the people
who like the atmosphere of
a small school. They like
knowing all, or at least most, of the
people they meet. They like to
know their professors and they
like their professors to know them.
They like having small classes because they believe that they have
The two factions are divided
as completely as
Arab and Jew. The Wagon, however, is going to stick its tongue
Suppose, for instance, that a
combination of the two ideas was
brought about, with a little, perhaps, of the Oxford thrown in,
Suppose that UBC were to treble
the number of professors it now
has, wouldn't that action be a
By increasing the staff in all
departments where it is necessary
so that no classes would be larger
than 20 or 30 students, then the
one big point that the small university advocates are able to make
would be taken from them.
Everyone under this arrangement would be able to have the
full advantage of intimate contact   with   their   instructors;  they
the merits and the demerits of a
large university as compared with
those of a smaller one.
The proponents of a large institution point to the fact that a large
school can have experts, and many
of them, assembled in one place
i'lid readily available to those who
want them. A large university, too,
has the advantage of being able to
have all the large and more expensive pieces of scientific equipment available for research. Another point in their favor is the
fact that a large school will probably be better known and its degree
may carry greater weight.
a chance to learn more when they
come into contact with their instructors. They have a point.
They, some of them, believe that
school ties are important and that
if one comes from a small college
one is more apt to toe greeted with
open arms by a fellow (alumnus
than if both come from a big university. The point is rather trivial.
would be able to ask questions and
have them answered individually;
they could have regular private
consultations if they and their
professors so wished. It looks like
a good idea.
At the same time they would
have the advantages of the large
institution by having at their
command all the expensive equipment and large libraries necessary
for   thorough* research.    It  looks
like the best idea.
Their is one datdh, however.
While all the ends outlined above
would be met, those who would
adopt this plan would, along with
all the other advantages, have a
terrific budget. Ever try to convince a government or anyone else
to pay for four people when one
will do the trick?
Sounds rather impractical, does
it not?
" Legionettes
On the morning of Thursday,
Januray 9, the LEGION CANTEEN
at the back of the Legion Office,
Hut M12, will open for business.
It is anticipated that, with the
tastefully pleasant decorations,
the delicious light snacks, and the
general air of good fellowship,
business will boom and the whole
undertaking will be highly successful.
The official opening of the Can"
teen will take place on Tuei.by,
January 14, when Dr. N. A. M.
MacKen/.ie will officiate in a ceremony of dedication to all those
loafers who used to hang aro mcl
the Legion Office but have now
There are still not enough Air
Force crests to decorate the walls
of the Canteen. All those who
would be willing to contribute
such crests are asked to call at
the Legion Office as soon as possible.
*   *   *
The visit of Major-General C.
B. Price C.B., D.S.O., D.C.M., V.D.,
Dominion President of the Legion,
and other distinguished visitors,
including Mr. J. C. G. Herwig,
Dominion Secretary and Mr. Jack
Henderson, President of Provincial Command, took place on
Tuesday,  January 7.
General Price was very impressed with the University in general
and with Branch 72 in particular,
and complimented the Branch on
its energetic handling of the problems of Student Veterans. A
meeting was held in the Legion
Office, where a frank discussion
was conducted concerning fundamental problems facing the Legion today. Among the representatives attending the meeting were:
Dr. Shrum and Professor Chant,
of the University, and members
of the Executive of Branch 72.
There will be a general meeting
of Branch 72 in the Brock Hall on
Wednesday, January 15 at 7 p.m.
Continuing the Legion policy of
combining business with pleasure,
the meeting will be followed by
a social evening,
Highlight of the meeting will be
the report by President Grant
Livingstone on the second annual
meeting of the National Conference of Student Veterans in Montreal. The results of the meeting
will be explained and in particular the circumstances leading to
the resignation of ::ie Conference
President, Mr. Len Starkey, and
the new Conference policy toward
the  Increase  Grants  Campaign.
It is hoped that the Mildred
Brock Room will be available for
the wives and friends of members
in which to pass the time while
the general meeting is in progress.
Turnout and spend a useful and
enjoyable evening.
*   «   *
A meeting of the Executive of
Branch 72 followed by a meeting
of the Directorate, was held in
the Legion Office, Wednesday,
January 8, at 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Here Legion policy for the coming
term was formulated and a program of action was laid down.
Details of these meetings will be
discussed at the next General
>:<     *     -ii
Anyone interested in making a
lit:lo extra money is advised to
inquire at the Legion Office concerning the sale of the new magazine. The Canadian Veteran. This
magazine is endorsed by the Canadian Legion and by the Army
and Navy Veterans of Canada.
Salesmen will be paid on a basis
of a 40 per cent commission.
Available for one male student,
room and board; sharing twin
beds. Phone Mrs. Allen, BAy.
8715 L.
Room and board for two students
available.   Phone   BAy.   8950 L.
J27808 (RCAF) left his blue trench
coat in She Legion Office several months ago, may have same
by calling at Hut M12 and proving identity or ownership,
K and E polyphase slide rule in
hard black case. Serial number
4054. Finder please leave at
AMS office.
Gold wrist watch steel back and
steel bracelet. Finder please return to AMS office or phone
ALma 1588 L.
Men's Longlnc wrist watch. Finder please return to AMS office
or Oean Finlayson's office. Reward.
Reprinted below is a letter received this week by President
MacKenzie from the Honorable
Paul Martin, Minister of National
Health and Welfare.
"The week of January 5 to Januray 11 has been designated as
Canadian Citizenship Week to
commemorate the coming into effect of the Canadian Citizenship
Act. During that week ceremonies
honoring the ideals of citizenship
are being observed in cities all
across Canada. Every effort has
been made to secure the active
participation of all parts of the
community in Citizenship Week.
It is a particular pleasure to
learn from my good friend President MacKenzie that the University of British Columbia is holding
a citizenship ceremony on January
10. It is in keeping with the traditions of a great University that
you should give serious thought
at this time to what it means to
say: "I am a Canadian Citizen."
"A full appreciation of the duties of citizenship, as well as its
rights and privileges, is fundamental to the welfare of a democracy. The univerities can play a
major role in expanding this appreciation. Newman once said the
practical end of a university
course is that of training good
members of society. This quotation might also be applied to the
meaning of citizenship. For a university is the centre for building
the understanding and tolerance
upon which citizenship is based.
"Canada has taken a responsible place among the nations of the
world. The war years brought to
us a realization of the full capabilities of this country. The University of British Columbia made
a great contribution to the cause
of freedom in that war. Scientists
and technicians trained at UBC,
and graduates and undergraduates
who served in all branches of our
Armed Forces, made a common
contribution to a common victory.
In honoring the ideals of citizenship you are paying respect to the
cause for which they served."
Ed. Note:—For the sake of comparison The Ubyssey Is running
today the picture and article of a Unlverlsty of Oregon "Beauty-on-
the-Spot". When the Oregon Dally Emerald started its own
Beauty-Spot column recently, The Ubyssey arranged to reprint the
column of the first girl chosen.
Later this term, The Ubyssey will run another Emerald column
when that paper selects its Unknown Sweetheart for 1946-47. Also,
when The Ubyssey puts Beauty Queen Marion Albert on the spot
the week after next, the Emerald will run her Ubyssey column
and picture.
Offhand one would say that it is not of any nation-shaking
importance if a mob of malevolent beings in a certain southern
city, namely Atlanta, Georgia, or anywhere else for that matter, hire a dingy hall and conduct a meeting punctuated by
bawls of "We hate the Negro! We hate the Jew!" However,
continuous Fascist demonstrations like this cannot be completely disregarded by the American public.
Any people contains a small
nucleus of hate-mongers, whom
we generally view as just sick individuals to be watched by the
proper (authorities so that disturbances might be prevented or
subdued. It is in this light that
the majority of us regard an outfit like the recently organized
Atlanta group, which calls itself
the Columbians. With their colored shirts, shoulder patches, and
revered symbol, which incidentally is identical to the one Revlon
displays on its Pink Lightning lipstick and fingernail polish, these
racial fanatics plan not to control
the world, but ultimately only the
national government.        ,
A few months ago they began
the project of controlling Atlanta,
by first dealing with the Negroes
and Jews, using the methods of
the Ku Klux Klan. When the
state of Georgia refused recognition of the organization's charter,
it was immediately proclaimed a
political party.
Just how long this group, which
employs  strongarm  methods,  will
continue to function, no one knows,
Perhaps we should consider it no
more seriously than does the Atlanta chief of police, who feels
that this symbol worshipping mob
cannot attain any goal, since even
the  leaders  lack all  but  literacy.
Human Relations Club general
meeting to discuss program for
1947, Thursday, January 9, in
Arts 106 at 12:30.
Archery Club meeting Monday,
January 13, in Arts 101 at 12:30.
New members welcome.
A meeting of the Thunderbird
Gliding and Soaring Club will
be held Thursday, January 9,
in Ap. Sc. 202. All members
please turn out.
AH Rifle Club members must turn
out to the first lecture to (be held
Tuesday, January 14, in Arts
101 at 12:30.
TtJtutt Sxfienience ?
In news writing, feature writing,
sports writing, editing, typography,
newspaper makeup, advertising,
photography, photo-engraving,
cartooning,  typing,  floor-sweeping,
etc., etc., etc.
then We can use YQu
(Come in and see ns sometime — BROCK HALL) "BEEZIE"
by Stan Burke
THE UBYSSEY, Thursday, January 9,1947.  Page 3.
New Scholarships/ Prizes
Open To Students, Grads
New and renewed scholarships and prizes, approved by
the Senate and Board of Governors, were announced Monday
by President N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Dr. Wilder G. Penfield, Director pf the Neurological
Institute will award "the Penfield Prize" of $120 in May,
1947, /to a student in the graduating class of any Faculty,
have     good
Candidates must
scholastic standing, not necessar-
U first class. It is intended as a
recognition of initiative and outstanding work in some extra-cur-
icular field.
The unique feature of this a-
waxd is that recommendations are
requested by the Scholarship
Committee from both students
and staff.
Applications must be received
before the last day of lectures.
A $50 scholarship offered by the
Players Club Alumni is available
annually to an active member of
the Players Club. The dinner
will be selected on the basis of
outstanding performance and interest in any phase of theatrical
activity, and must enroll in the
current Summer School of the
Theatre. Preference will be given
to a member of the graduating
The award will be made by the
Senate on recommendation of the
Honourary President of the Player's Club, Director of the Spring
production and the executive of
the Club Alumni.
Applications must be submitted
to the Honorary President of the
Undergraduate club before April
Cash prizes for ex-servicemen
completing the first year in Pharmacy have been made available by
the Charles E. Frosst Company of
Montreal through the Canadian
Pharmaceutical    Association    Inc.
Two prizes of $50 and five prizes
of $25 offered on the basis of
In addition to these new awards,
the renewal of two otner scholarships has been announced by the
Chairman of the Scholarship Committee Prof. Walter Gage.
The J. W. Dafoe Foundation Essay Prizes, two awards of $100 offered for essays on topics dealing
with the significance of international co-operation in either the
Political or Economic field.
Topics should be chosen in consultation with the Director of National   Studies, Prof. F. H. Soward.
The Essay Prize In International
Relations, a prize of $30 by an
anonymous donor, will be awarded to third or fourth year undergraduates for an essay in the field
on international relations on a
subject approved by the Department of Economics, Political Science and Sociology.
smoke-pot's resolve
So you have resolved to quit
smoking? Haw, haw, haw. If you
are one of many who tried — for
reasons physical, financial or psychological—and failed; lend an eye
It is easy to stop if you have a
motive, but it must be good. Now
run along and buy a pack of your
favorite brand, with matches.
You'll need these for your friends.
After you have seriously decided
to quit, the first step is to cease
smoking for a few minutes. Make
it an hour, another hour, then a
day. Next morning begin with the
y ff.
you DOWN
• For smoother,
faster work from
points that never
break, try these
three college
minutes, the hours—never aim at
longer than a day.
If friends jibe, shush them with
a light, a "no thanks", or "been
smoking too much", even a cigarette (this puts them off). Above
all, keep it a deep, dark secret
between you and your tobacco that
you have quit.
Now watch your friend cvei
there with the half smoked cigarette screw her pretty face ugly as
she sucks the weed. You used to
look like that,
Physically, within seven to ten
days your wind will be back fresh
as a whistle. Food will have taste
(depending on how heavy you used
et smoke)! The tissues of your
lungs may be pink, instead of jet
black, when you die.
Financially, you can count yourself eight to ten thousand dollars
richer during your life time by
not smoking. My room mate, a
McGill graduate, made a scientific
study of the smoking question for
six months before he forsook the
Psychologically, you'll have freedom. Who knows, you might be a
pioneer in a trend against social
smoking and high pressure cigarette advertising.
When you have truly divorced
lady nicotine don't throw your
pack of stale fags away. Better
leave them at the pub office for
safe keeping.
Dr. Lewis Checks
fj@S      Energy Research
„BWUl 3
Further research into atomic
energy is to be carried on at UBC
as soon as the radio-active material can be obtained. The announcement which was made December
20 said that soon the university
research laboratories would be
playing an important part in this
vital wofrk.
Dr. W. B. Lewis, head of the
Chalk River, Ont., plant that helped to produce atom bombs in the
war, said that the plant would
supply radio active substances and
research tools to the university.
Dr. Lewis has been at the university "trying to find out what
facilities you have here and looking for ways they can help you
in research that is planned."
Art Hill Becomes Author;
Writes Beowulf Parody
Switching roles from lead actor to author is Arthur Hill,
star of the 1946 Players' Club production "Berkley Square"
and actor on many CBC dramas, who is writing a modem
satire on the legend of Beowulf for production on Vancouver
Theatre, CBR, January 16.
The play will be directed by
Doug Nixon and will be broadcast
coast to coast.
Reading through the early English poem of Beowulf and his
boastful story of how he slew
the monster Grendei, he saw material for an interesting script.
His play draws a parallel between
the early Danish hero's rise to
power and similar events in modern times.
It shows how a military extrovert ican take over when the people are gullible and afraid.
Art Hill is an RCAF veteran,
and a graduate of UBC. His radio
work has included several appearances on Vancouver Theatre of
the CBC, and one of the leads in
lust summer's "Treasure Island."
Ono brown leather wallet, including pictures, AMS card, library
card, etc. Finder please phone
KErr. 4993 R.
Dilworth Gives
Poetry Lectures
Mr. Ira Dilworth, regional
Chairman of the CBC and former
professor here, will    lecture    on
English' poetry each Tuesday during January, at the Vancouver Art
The first lecture will commence
tonight at 8:30. Tickets for the
entire course of four lectures are
four dollars and are available at
the Art Gallery and ?.♦ K«"y'? on
Seymour Street.
Block leather looseleaf with zipper lost in Caf. I have G. M.
Pritdhard's looseleaf. Henry
Hicks, KErr.
Pub Plans '47
As Safety Year
There'll be no Pub-Council
"basketball" game this spring.
That's the latest decision of
Publication Board officials, who
say that they have decided to pass
up a long-standing tradition in
favor of what they call "a safer
and saner 1947."
For many years now, members
of the Pub have met members of
the Council (otherwise known as
the Dirty Eleven, previously Dirty
Nine) in mortal combat under the
title of "basketball."
The admission fees collected
went in the early years to provide
a tea for the players who survived and in later years were added to the Red Cross or Gym
Drive funds.
The Pub retires from the event
with an undefeated record. In
some years the score ran as high
as 100000 to 0 in favor of the Pub-
Publications officials would not
say yesterday what their reaction
would be if the Council issued a
challenge to continue the series
this year. There was no comment
from Council mmbers.
The $2.00 additional fee that
UBC students voluntarily levied on themselves last October
has been added to the spring
term fees.
Payment of the extra $2.00
over and above the standard
faculty term fees commenced
Monday and will continue until
January 15, last day for payment of fees.
« jazz notes »
Jazasnen are trying to string
a line to their clubhouse as they
labor under the troubles of the
materials shortage. The new house
of sweet and soothing Jazz has
been constructed without the rathe necessary benefits of electricity and heat.
Just to keep the old argument
waxing hot, Al MacMillan and Sid
Hunt will carry on the traditional
debate as to the relative merits of
the modern versus the old styles
of Jazz interpretation.
In the depcirtment of modern
Jazz, Al MacMillan takes the lead
by giving his support to such proponents of Modern New Orleans
Jazz as Ed Hall and Sidney Bechet,
Sid Hunt, on the theme of the old-
timers, favors the early stalwarts
such as King Oliver, Bank Johnson, George Lewis, Kid Ory and
Jelly Roll Morton.
Chicago style fans will find platters in the record library under
George Hartman, MacKenzie and
Condon, while the names that are
still at work in Jazz, such as Benny
Goodman, Red Nichols and Coleman Hawkins are kept under file
as Chicago Jazz. Muggsy Spariier,
Bunny Berigan, Eddie Condon, and
Bud Freeman are filed as the proponents of modern Chicago styl-
It looks like a busy year for
the Classic versus Pops debaters.
For a look-in on Jazz, it's the
club's program over CKMO at 3:15
Saturday afternoon.
UBC Physicist Receives
Eastern Appointment
Dr. Harold D. Smith, Professor of Physics at UBC* has
been appointed Director of the Nova Scotia Research Council.
He will leave this jmonth to take up his new post.
Dr. Smith began his scholarship winning career in 1926 when
he was awarded the University
Scholarship for highest standing
in Third Year Arts. He graduated
from UBC in 1927 with First Class
Honors in Mathematics, winning
the Governor General's Gold Medal for highest standing. He obtained his M.A. in 1929 for work
in Mathematics and Physics.
For three consecutive years he
was awarded National Research
Council grants totalling $3,000 for
advanced study and research at
the University of Toronto where
he obtained his Ph.D. degree in
Dr.  Smith worked  on the  cy
clotron at the University of Mich"
igan, Ann Arbor and carried out
research at the University of California. He was first appointed to
UBC as a lecturer in 1938.
During the war he worked on
Radar Research with the National
Research Council, War Metals Research, and was an Instructor for
the U. S. Navy V-12 Program at
Notre Dame University. In 1945
he was a member of the Harvard
University Eclipse Expedition and
later a Research Associate at the
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria. For the last two
years he has been engaged in the
study of synthetic rubber at UBC.s
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INCORPORATED    2??  MAY  1670. Thursday, January 9, 1947.
Page 4
LAURIE DYER, Sports Editor
Associate—Chick Turner; Assistant—Hal Tennant .
Repoites   This    Issue — Nev   Tompkins,   Hal   Murphy,   Dave   Barker,
Bob Marshall.
Whittle Coaches Acrobats
—Ubyssey Photo by Mickey Jones.
By Chick Turner
—Ubyssey Photo by Mickey Jones.
HART HOUSE'S GIFT TO UBC—Pictured above as he was
demonstrating a handstand on the parallels to his Gym Club      Sword   Vr IfildfiFS
protogees is Doug Whittle, a native of Calgary who took his
Physical Education Degree at the University of Toronto. Doug
is Assistant Director of Athletics at the university and in his
"spare time" he coaches the Swimming Team, the UBC
Chiefs, and the Gym Club.
Despite the popular assumption of the average student that the sum-total of Varsity's
athletic life centres in the arenas of those crowd-pleasing extravaganzas, headlined on the
campus as "major" sports, UBC conceals under the wings of the protecting Thunderbird
several underpublicized clubs whose members must attain perfection and co-ordination
without the engaging spur of a coed's admiring eye. Many a track star, swimmer, boxer,
or hockey flash is as proficient in his chosen sport as the glamorized guard on the first string
basketball squad, or the swivle-hipped halfback of the triple threat variety who cavorts
weekly on the gridiron to lure comparatively large crowds through the turnstiles and swell
the funds of the local MAD by a few paltry shekles.
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Senior 'B' Fern Hoopsters
Ready For Seattle Team
UBC's feminine contingent of senior B hoopsters will
finally emerge from the dim sidelines of their little-known
but praiseworthy hemp activities to get the full benefit of the
Varsity gym spotlight when they play hostesses to the highly-
touted Seattle visitors, the Skyroom Skylarks, in the prelim
to the Thunderbird-Linfield fracas on Saturday night.
Connoisseurs   of   who's  who   in
Ruggermen Meet
Rowers Saturday
Saturday afternoon will usher
in another series of rugby classics
as the Varsity fifteen, already
proud possessor of the Miller Cup
meets Rowing Club in the first
game of a knockout series for the
Tisdale Cup. Also playing will be
the UBC squad who tried valiantly last fall to overtake their
brother team and just missed the
honors by a few points.
The UBC squad is potentially
the most powerful team in the
league and campus authorities say
that the final playoffs will be
Varsity against UBC. The UBC
fifteen always a little weak in
the three quarter line has been
strengthened by the addition of
two wll known athletes Dave
Storey and Doug Reid. These additions should tip the balance in
the favor of the UBC boys. Ex-
South Burnaby will be the first
as they meet the students at the
Oval on Saturdaay.
The sports card on Saturday
will be very auspicous as Varsity
plays Rowing Club in the Stadium, UBC meets Ex-South Burnaby in Brockton Oval and the
Frosh fifteen opens the season at
Douglas Park.
February 1st will see James Bay
Athletics in the Stadium, as the
champions of Victoria meet the
winners of the Vancouver league,
in one game only.
The following week will be the
opening of the famous McKechnie
Cup games which will be played
until well into March and will
end in a grand invasion of Victoria by what is hoped to be the
greatest aggregation of athletes
and fans ever to cross the water
for the weekend. Plans are in the
offing to run a special boat for
students only and the boat should
be packed with Blue and Gold
West Coast women's basketball
circles place the Skylarks as one
of the top senior B squads in the
business. The 'Larks hold the
record as being the number one
senior B outfit in their home city
during last season.
But the local campus cagers wil1
have ten healthy arguments
against the prowess of the visiting
Americans, The maple madamois-
elles who have given every aggregation in town plenty to worry
about will be on hand—half a
score strong—to defend their local
laurels as second spotters in the
city loop.
Mearni Summers as star forward heads a list of front liners
who have shown vast improvement over last year's standard of
play. With Doreen Campbell and
Pat Macintosh handling the centre chores, flanked by Pat Gardiner, Eileen McKillop and Phebe
Manly, the Blue and Gold hoopsters should allow the visiting defence line very little leisure time
from 7:15 p.m. on,
Most baffling feature of home
team operations will be the presence of the Vincent twins Dorothy
and Daryl, whose identities have
always been a constant mystery
to fans and teammates alike. However, their antics next Saturday
night may prove slightly less confusing than before, since Dorothy
will remain on the forward line
and Daryl will move back to guard
the cage, along with the starry
Nora McDermott, and Winnie Tait.
Coach Ruth Wilson has evolved
a system of complete rotation of
players, rather than dividing the
team into two distinct first and
second strings, for the simple reason that all ten athletes display
abilities of approximately the same
There will be a meeting of the
fencing club on Tuesday, January
Place — Arts 102.
Time - 12:30,
Get New Trophy
The UBC Fencing Club were the
receptors of a very fine trophy on
December 4 of last year. This trophy was donated to the club by
Mr. Hale Atkenson, fencing coach
for the club along with the stipulation that competition for it be
run on a handicap oasis and that
the winner of three consecutive
tournaments be allowed to keep
the trophy permanently.
The UBC Fencing Club at present is in the process of reorganization. Throughout the Christmas
holidays, great strides have been
made by a specially assigned committee toward turning a compai-
itively dormant club into an extremely active one. Competition
within the club is being organized
and with a trophy as incentive,
competition  should  be  furious.
With the coming of the Dominion Championships to Vancouver,
the club hopes in the very near
future to challenge other clubs in
Ihe city in order to become better
acquaintd with the various styles
of fencing. The results of the different competitions will enable a
committe to choose the members
for a fencing team to take p.irt in
intercollegiate  bouts.
Inter A Hoopers
in, Lose Games
UBC Inter A teams defeated
Arrows Tuesday night in King
Edward Gym, while their classmates, the Varsity Inter A team
went down to defeat at the hands
of the Tookes squad.
Pete Walker paced the UBC
hoopsters with a total of 11 points,
while the rest of the team piled
in 22 points to finish the game
34-23, in their favour,
The Varsity quintet were cursed
with an epidemic of bad shooting
on their part, and equally bad,
for the students, epidemic of good
shooting on the part of Tookes.
Don MacKay was <a standout for
Tookes with a total of 12 markers
for his evenings chores.
As things went, the score at the
final whistle was 33-31 for Tookes.
after a hard fought last four minutes In which the campus crew
continually threatened to tie the
athletes, operating practically unknown to Joe College at the Point
Grey institution, is the UBC Gym
Club, an active sports organization comprising 24 members, and
currently under the coaching of
Toronto U's gift to BC, Doug
Every Tuesday and Friday evenings (at times available at the
office of Coach Whittle), the Hart
House maestro ana his disciples of
muscular co-ordination go through
their paces and ever-increasing
repertoire of excercises and stunts.
Included in the gymnastic display
are demonstrations on the parallel
and horizontal bars, on the mats
and rings, on pomell and box horses, and lately balancing exhibitions that never fail to catch the
fancy of the casual observer.
The Gym Club was organized
last year under the supervision of
Mr. Whittle, and now has as its
president Jack Hoyt, a product of
Parkdale Collegiate in Toronto.
Managing the group is Jeff Heal,
a lad who halls from Armstrong,
British Columbia, Present at nearly every session of the club is Mr.
W. G. Heslop, an associate professor in the Department of Civil
Engineering, who is perhaps the
unofficial assistant coach of the
The Club was given its first
chance to display its wares before
the public during the recent campaign for the War Memorial Gymnasium Fund. As was fitting, the
club decorated and manned a
float in the inaugurating parade,
and throughout its winding route
the acrobats, clad in their smart,
white strip, held a pyramid on the
parallel bars, much like the one
caught by Ubyssey photographer
Mickey Jones, in the cut above.
Plans for the future include
meets in the spring with squads
from the Pro Rec Club and the
YMCA, and a probable competition in which teams from New
Westminster and Victoria will
enter. Concerning possible meets
[with the Pacific Northwest Conference members, the Physical
Ed. Department has been noncommittal.
Although Varsity's gymnastic
exponents might not be the most
glamorous athletes on the campus,
yet in keeping with the college
motto of "Keep Fit," no other
athletic body within the University gates can excell them. And,
as Doug Whittle said recently in
an unofficial interview with your
press, "Recruits are always welcome."
Campus Natators
Face Tough Meet
Swim meets with the College of
Puget Sound, the YMCA, and the
YWCA are on the New Year's
program for the Varsity Swim
Club. Coach Doug Whittle and his
Swim Club executive are being
forced to use the Canadian Memorial Pool for practices due to the
fact that the Crystal Pool is closed
for repairs.
Dick Ellis and Jim Hawthorne
are expected to strengthen the
University team considerably.
Previously, both had been techni-
caly unable to enter meets because
they were lifeguards last summer,
All Swim Club members and
any new aspirants are asked to
turn out for the first general
meeting of the New Year next
Monday   at   12:30   in   Arts   103.
Tournament Set
For Racqueteers
On the following Thursday
night, January 16, the UBC Championships for ladies and men'd
singles and doubles, and, mixed
doubles will commence. Members
wishing to play in this tournament must sign entry sheets posted in the gym by 5 p.m. Tuesday,
January 14.
Since only tournament games
will be played on January 16, 23
and 30, all members are invited
to participate in this tourney.
(Last night for regular play during January will be Thursday,
January 9.)
Battle Wildcats Friday
After Taking Four Wins
There's an old saying to the effect that "there is no rest
for the wicked." This being the case, the basketballing
Thunderbirds from UBC must be a very naughty bunch of
boys. After a long hard trip which lasted more than two
weeks, the Blue and Gold melonmen are home with an impressive list of victories to talk about, but two more tilts arc-
scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Not that the local quintet won
all their tilts while they were on
the road. The main thing is that
they won the contests that counted
for the most. In polishing off the
Pacific University Badgers by scores
ol 45-34 and 55-41 Monday and
Tuesday nights on the Forest
Grove maples, the Thunderbirds
maintained their .1000 batting average as far as Conference tilts are
But now that the boys are home,
they will just about have time to
take in the odd lecture before
they take to the local courts in
this year's debut before hometown fans, The 'Birdmen will br,
playing hosts to the Wildcats from
Linfield Friday and Saturday
Proof there is, and plenty of it,
that the team from McMinville,
Oregon is a much stronger team
than they have been able to put
on the floor for many a year
With the return of many veterans
of the game to the Wildcat roster,
action a-plenty should be forthcoming if only for a little revenge
that the Linfield squad might be
Considering that the boys have
b*>en off the road since December
26, their latest feat of winning
four straight battles just when
they counted is really terrific.
With injuries of minor assortments hitting the oasaba kids, the
more recent additions to the rosteu
had a chance to show their stuff.
Pat McGeer, the young star who
certainly knows how to handle a
left-flipper, was suffering from
the effects of a charley-horse while
the high scoring forward, Harry
Kermode   has  had   ankle   trouble,
During the trip, the work of Bob
Haas has been watched with interest as the tall blonde who is
playing his first year with the
'Birds  takes  over  the  pivot  spot.
Bob is replacing Ritchie Nichol
who left the University to play
pro ball.
As usual Harry Kermode, Ron
Weber and Pat McGeer have been
right up at the top of the scoring
procession. Harry "the Hopper"
has been playing his usual fast
breaking game and the rest of the
team is shaping up well as the
schedule   gets   under   way,
And so it is that the local hoop
moguls are watching the Blue and
Gold quintet with little surprise
in their eyes. Can they do it a-
gain this year? If the boys from
Linfield have any say in the matter, there should be a couple of
fine contests on tap for this weekend.
Bob Haas, in his first year of
Thunderbird hoop chores, has
proved himself a stop-gap with a
vengeance since the departure of
pro-turned centreman Ritchie Nichol. But Huas' recent (brilliant
hemp hitting is no surprise to the
fans who have watched him climib
the rungs to amateur basketball
prominence by virtue of his toiling two years on the Arrows quintette, and another two-year stretch
with UBC's Chiefs.
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