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 The Daily Ubyssey
No. 41
Ubyssey Celebrates
30 Years Of Service
Virile Student Newspaper Crowns
Hectic Life With 'Grad' Issue        1
Eight hundred students in the clapboard shacks of the
University of B.C. rushed excitedly down the wooden walkways
just 30 years ago to pick up their first copies of an upstart littlo
journal called The Ubyssey. , I
Volume One, Number One was three$ ——
columns wide and editor Ian A. Shaw
-Photo by ARTRAY
Each Candle Represents 750,000 Words
THIRTIETH BIRTHDAY present for the Dail y Ubyssey was scrumtious candle-decked cake
(30 count 'em 30 candles) served up by Carrie of Peerless Bakery at Tenth and Sasamat. Pubsters, including imported "old boys," demolished those sugary festoons in seconds. Sport
writers wanted to eat the candles.
proudly proclaimed that his weekly
editions would "print the news while
it is hot."
Today, as The Daily Ubyssey cele-
brateat.'tWs" thirtieth  year  of  serving
the university, it is still seeking that
The first issue of The Ubyssey on
October 17, 1918 was a quiet respectful tabloid full of defference for faculty  and  Student  Councillors  alike.
The headline on its main story that
day said "Frosh have the privilege
of shaking hands with important personages," the important personages
being "Mr. Sutcliffe, president of the
Alma Mater Society and Miss Evelyn
McKay, president oi: the Women's
Undergraduate  Society."
The Ubyssey through the years has
not always been quite so courteous
to the university's student leaders, but
throughout its 30 years of service to
UBC it has been a mirror of campus
Today, it throws its pages open to
the st'udents who have played the
game of Ubyssey since that first
There was a university journal before The Ubyssey, a literary magazine called The Ubicee. But a Greek
scholar, a student of Homer, exerted
his influence, and at the opening of
the 1918 term The Ubyssey, corrupted
from The  Odyssey,  was born.
Its brand of journalism has for 30
years been tarty, spiced with the
irreverence of youth.
Even in 1920 letter to the editor
writers were saying "The Ubyssey is
a glorified gutter newspaper that has
to resort to catch headlines and sensational liners to draw interest."
But' because it is a reflection of
students themselves it will continue
to be a virile leader of student
Marg Figures ,
Wars More Fun!
Than Council
Dear Mr. Editor: So it's nostalgic you want me to be fori
500 words?
Maybe I'm not nostalgic. Sure, sure,
> I'm   fond   of  my   Alma   Mammy  as
I the next one. I still get together over
a  beer   in  Vancouver   with  Norman
i Hacking, with Jim Beveridge in Ot-
, tnwa,     with     Zoe     Browne-Clayton
! Bieler   in   Montreal,   with   Margaret
I Palmer in New York,  etc.. etc., and
kick around the good old  days—arguments in the pub, Players Clufc rehearsals,   t'he   Science   ball,   Freddy
Wood's lectures.
(Continued on Page 10)
Two generations of pubsters pro-
duced today's issue of The Daily Ubyssey. Here are the highlights of their
A Ronald Grantham, editor-in-chief
in 1930-31, tells of his history-
making   suspension    from    the
campus   page 9
A   Dorwin Baird, editor in 1938, remembers a  few  gags from  the
anti-fee-increase battle .... page 9
0   Archie   Paton,   editor   in   1943,
reminisces ot a university going
to war  page 3
£ Lionel Salt, Totem editor of 1941,
pokes fun at old goon issues ot
The Ubyssey   page G
0 Janet Walker, now Berton, won.
ders   if   Mary   Ann   predictions
ever came true  page 8
0 Pierre Berton, senior editor in
1941, still hums Pub anthem
under his breath  page 7
Smashed Bottles and Souls Pub Charms
Ubyssey Columnist, 1939-41
So we're having an Anniversary Issue!
Ancient pubsters invited to reminisce in
print. Did the regular staff go on strike, or
has that fiend Belkin sold an acre of Christmas advertising and you've got to have
some yardage to fill the spaces between?
I know you won't misunderstand such
suspicions; after all, we remember what it,
is to put out an issue around exam time;
but if it's Nostalgia you want, we've got;
it by the bucket.
Physically my memories of thc Pub seem
to crystallize in a single word: Clutter. When
wo moved from our yellow-plastered sty
in tho Auditorium building to the new one
in the Brock, wo took our noble porcine
1nulition wilh us_
In memory's eye I see old conferences  in
nn aura of .--mashed coke bottles, unclaimed
coats, splintered furniture, overdue library
books, anachronistic typewriters and a tired
Did radio still bravely playing despite an
axe playfully sunk in its innards up to the
There was one gallant old table 1 know
that lost its legs one at a time in various
accidents. The first went when the then
Editress-in-chief and her then paramour
smashed into it during a smooching session
lute one Thursday after putting an issue
to press, When the table lost its third leg
later, someone chopped off the fourth and
tlie wretched thing became a dais for the
use of Bill Grand in taking Totem photos.
Clutter is the word for it, though, One
Varsity iad void me he'd forgotten his old
Pub days until once during thc war when
lie landed in North Africa ferrying an
RCAF Liberator. The local metropolis, an
Arab settlement with a name like Murzuq
el ITanmiada, boasted a bazaar. He .said when
he saw it his eyes went all misty. Just like
the Pub.
Pub people, like their surroundings, seem
to be changeless too. Some of them stayed
on and on until they were older than most
of the professors. (A man pointed out to
me in my frosh year as Assistant Dean of
English turned out to be a much-venerated
Associate Editor.)
There were always a few seemingly inept
members of staff, whose presence baffled
cub reporters, including me, o
These were always long-bobbed, sweater-
clad gazelles, quixotically appointed to staff
by the senior editors who knew perfectly
well what they were doing. I soon discovered
that although these houris were apt to be
bungling apprentices of the reporter's trade,
the seniors had correctly sized them up
as having definite potentialities in other,
more esoteric fields.
But   on   another  count  I   do  believe  the
Ubyssey editors to have been seriously cul*
pable. This was the matter of columnists.
,The Jessup era was drawing to a close when
I arrived on the campus, but the elusive
melody of his baffling pronouncements was
lingering on_ Reg had conditioned the multitude to look forward once a week to a
column which took you the rest of the week
to figure out. On his literary platform The
Naster caused snatches of Plato and Juvenal
to perform a stately sarabande with the
recherche phrases of Joyce and Pound.
.Succeeding him was David MaeCaughr>y,
who wrote his "Crackling Thorns" under
the Finnish translation of his last name,
Kahma. It was a worthy successor to Reg's
column because no one could figure it out
I   remember  one   issue  when   David   bo-
spattered hi.s column with dollops of Greek,
(Continued  on  Pago  2)
See   "GOBBLI'DYGOOK" £age 2
Saturday,  December 11,  1948
Learned Gobbledygook
Fooled Printers, Readers
(Continued from Page 1)
Latin, French and Urdu; then a
leaser in English—if you could call
a quote from Ulysses English—and
for a clincher, a poem consisting of
the numbers from 1 to 1? in Finnish.
The Ubyssey used to put in an
involuntary oar to add an extra whorl
or two to already murky waters.
Some of Belkin's devils on the lino
machines could usually manage a
couple of strategic misprints, which
resulted in references to "James
Joyce's Ubysses," ''Decline of the
Best," and the rollicking ''Pint
Counter Pint" by Adolph Huxley.
Looking back on it now from the
perspective of  '48 I  see that Jessup
and  Kahma  were    actually    shrewd j
opportunists who, grasping in a trice'
the   Achilles  heel   of   the   Ubyssey,
turned it typopgrahy to their advant- I
age   and   contrived   to   use   its   very
weakness to compound* their obscur.
autism.   I   remember   overhearing   a
frehette   telling  a  Big  Sister  in   the
Caf that you could never understand
u  word of that column but it cer-
leny was littery. Maybe the gal had
something at that.
Certainly those boys were the real
operators.   The  Tuesday   and   Friday
Lister cast pearls and so on
Of course, in a sense Lister deserted
our ranks by adopting an obscUre
-title fcr his column, although he
.always claimed this was involuntary.
When his "Pearl Castings"-first appeared, the reference went neatly
and "evenly over the heads of all
senior editor told me that Sinclair
ihe swine concerned. Years later a
imended a Bibical reference: "Let
him who casts the first pearl . .- ."
and so on. It didn't help th'ngs that
the column occasionally took on a
bucolic flavor under the printer's
emendation   of   "Pear   Castings."
This latter had something in com*
mon with my own column, which
had hastily bean dubbed "Fruit
Salad." 1 gather that the christening
took place late at night when the
forms were be.ng locked up on page
2. Tbe Friday editor- .said-. "What's
a gQod,.g«neual title, for a place where
ycu can throw just about anything?"
Fortunately for me, ■-■8#jpeone niutJ
icred "fruit salad?" .Miorc a raider
• ind perhaps mprte'.apt 'reply was
forthcoming from1 any6ne .else.    '
I can still remember that night—
the supreme moment when the Friday editor slapped me on the back
and said  something about letting  us
Salad tossing had been fun
But ii' was fun writing Fruit Salad, when Fruit Salad appeared to have
>t was fun reading it afterwards too, bi.ui written by the then head of
when the edition came off tlie press, ' AMS. I, in turn, according Vo cutlines
3 was glad to see a soupcon of Greek in tlie same edition, had presided
appear in it one Friday—the printers ever "a stormy session of Council at
had seen fit to emend it to Frat ' which The Ubyssey had come under
Salud—and around Christmas, appro- heavy fire until it was established
priavely enough, it came out as Fruit that a quorum was not present and
Slab. It did run a little close to the the meeting was adjourned."
jine. one issue, though. Came out a.s But there are many other memories
Ftcid  Salt. Just one conscnant away r of   those   pre-war   days   in   the   Pub
'hat   should  bc  revived  in  an  Anni-
editors were so buffaloed they just
printed the stuff the way it came. It
was just the suckers who racked their
big fat heads to attempt to write a
column that fellow students could
I suppose it's some sort of comfort
to'remember that others wallowed in
this sort of gaudherie with me: Les
Bewley (the pre-war Bewley was a
different man, children), Jack MacMillan, Eric Nicol, Lionel Salt, Lister
Sinclair, We wrote stuff you could
understand, headstrong, naive fools
that we were.
have a piece like that every week.
We walked out together into the
winey midnight air at Tenth and
Sasamat; there was a tumult in my
ears, a lump in my throat, stars in
my eyes and palms at my feet. Strong
men don't talk at a time like that;
I just grasped his hand for a moment
in mine, and angels sang as I walked
homeward on banks of purest moon-
splashed  cumulus.
The Friday editor, I understand,
went back to his girl's place and told
her over a beer that he'd found a
sucker to write half his editorial page
for him  every week.
from joiu'ng Jabaz and his Acid In-
(!i,estiun Club.
More baffling was my byline. I
1ried to be tolerant while thc printers
ran the gamut of permutations on rny
name—ther^ was one Friday when it
was neatly compressed to the single ! downtown paper
monosyllable "Peaf'-but no one has j "Machiavellian
yet   ben   able   to   explain   the   issue
versary  Issue such as this.
Perhaps the high poh'.t in sheer
:vii£froid was thc ad that one pipe-
smoking associate editor manrged to
place   in   thc   personal   column   of   a
'wanted   for   intrigue."
73 women hobby for Uncle B
was   the   faulty    lighting
He gave a box number and got ■ attraction
.73 replies in two days. Discarding the rystcm.
less attractive bids, ho made leisure- j At brightest this consisted of a
ly rendezvous with the others over j weak orange glow from a few candle
a period of weeks, choosing as his | £|-,me bulbs, but the ncrm was total
locale the tap room of the Georgia Harness, and if the management
.'o  that   none of  us should  he denied | didn't   supply   this
the pleasure of a kibitz.
Shortly after this he disappeared
from his boarding house, and was
rumored living in comfort in a large
house on west fourth. He never elaborated on this to us, except to say
that he had cut down on his cost
of living, and was now enjoying
many additional amenities of civilized   existence.
A tender memory too of those
days is the Pub's older alter ego, a
ramshackle nitcrie sot in what was
then bush at the end of the No, 4
streetcar at Alma, which called itself
La Fonda. Pub parties were always
held—you might say were always
being   held—there;   and   an   especial
8:45 a.rm    To 9:00 am
12:30 Noon ro2Jop(
4:30 p.m.    U 5:30 p.m.
it   was   achieved
merely    by    pubsters    removing    the
bulb.   Half  a   dozen   of   these   candle
(Continued on Page 16)
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VANCOUVER Saturday,  December  11,  1948
Page 3
OLD LEAR lights up Himie Koshevoy's face as
he settles down to Ubyssey typewriter after 17
years of professional newspapering. Now kingpin
on Vancouver Sun, Himie returned to Pub to
edit today's Ubysjey.
-Photo by ARTRAY
"AND GET IT STRAIGHT," snaps Himie to old
Ubyssey-hands-gone-professional Norm Hacking
and Van Perry. From slot of Daily Ubyssey city
desk, Himie and the "old boys" had fun re-living
old days despite changes.
—Photo by Robert Steiner.
TUCKED INTO BED is 30th Anniversary edition
Archie Paton checks lock-up with Norm Grieve,
Pubsters of ten and twenty years ago marvelled
at modern new methods used on Daily Ubyssey,
but climbed right back in the old groove.
Uninhibited Ubyssey Can Boast
Collosal Campaign Each Week
Parody Poking Fun
At Poet Brought
Brush With Faculty
One ot the Ubyssey's first  tangles
thing which entails exertion on their i that "war is a rough game, but it is
part   is only  too  weir known,"  was ,thc Same that Britain plays best."
Editor-in-chief, 1941.42
The Ubyssey is undoubtedly the most uninhibited newspaper in B.C. Hardly an issue comes off the press that doesn t
carry a "scathing attack" against someone, and it's a dull week
when the student editors can't dream up a "colossal campus
campaign" for something. «'—rrr— — r~7
well-known   by-hne   names   as   Jack
That's good. It's the way it should McKinley,    Lionel    Salt,    and    Eric
bc.  For soon  enough  these  pubsters «jabez" Nicol.                                         I
will  graduate  into  jobs  where  they my STUDENTS                                     I
won't be able to express themselves Well,   that's  the  way   things   went  wit^   authority   came   in   the   spring
so   vehemently   —   whether   they   be that year. We'd  lash  out at student  of   1923   when   the   British   poet   Sir
newspaper  reporters, magazihe writ- apathy in the war effort. ("The apathy ■, Henry Newbolt visited i'he campus to
ers, radio commentators, or, god for- of   university   students   toward   any-   te" students, many of them veterans,
bid,   public  relations  counsels.
It must be admitted, however, that
this' highly  volatile  characteristic  of the way one editorial started out.      j    II  sounded  jingoistic  to  some,  in-
the   Ubyssey   quite   often   backfires And a few issues later we began, j eluding two brilliant students Geof-
directly on thdse who foster it. I re- "Don't read this if you think you're
member,   for   instance,   on   assuming doing  all  you can for  our* mythical
the   editorship   in   the   fall   of   1941, university war effort . , .") and then
wracking my brain for a good rousing ihe pubsters would have to dig deep
campaign  with  which to launch  the into their pockets every week to help
term's  first  issue.  At  that  t'ime  Col. (Ill  the  cajis  whicji  campaigning  co-
Shrum   was  The   Power,   and   every eds w&uld meaningfully place on outlast male on the campus had to play news dedk.
soldier six hours a week, or else. We ran blistering articles on the
It was a grim war. j need for some sort of co-ordinating
FOOT SORE                                              i body to control  these activities,  and
The   campaign   cue   came   from   a then   we    co-operated     unashamedly
c.ne-paragraph   CUP   story,   revealing when a War Aid Council was set up
the   fact   that   airforce   training   had to   do   just   that.    ("The   Council   is
hf.cn   approved   as  an   alternative  to representative   of   every   branch    of
COTC  at  seme  little eastern college, student opinion  and should gain  the
That  was enough for us, who didn't support  of  every   undergraduate.")
iikc  Saturday afternoon drilling any
frey      Riddehough      and      Geoffrey
They answered Sir Henry's speech
with this parody on his own pcem
"Drake's Drum," and appropriately
enough, they called it 'Henry's Horn."
People in thc colonies, very far away,
(Far away and very far below)
So they sent an orator, twenty bob a
All  the way  to Canada,  you  know.
Pounding on   the   tom-tom,  hammering on  tlie drum,
Telling   how   we   vanquished   every
A shipment of Croydon Naval
Officers Burberry's will arrive
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West Broadway for Christmas
Price $ 42.00
In short, the Uby.ssey became com- [ Unimpressed  Colonials  looking  rather
way. i r.nra'lively   sane   and ' sober   in   those glum,
Blowing up this little item promin-   days   when   there   wasn't   too   much'    V/hcn the dickens will thc blighter
cntly un page one, we quo^ editor-   in the world to be gay and nonchalant 20,
in'ly that clay, "It is obvious a large   about, I'm glad  to see the sheet has
percentage   of  UBC   men  would   wcl-   returned    to   it's   more   familiar   per-   Sove"   weeks  in Canada,  lazy  enough
I        to see,
'Far  away  and   very   far   below)
How   those   poor   Colonials   are   "just
like you and  mo,"
Just    ns   modest —till    they   > tart    to
blow I
fCay'l ^a<lltian Snap,
Now specializing in formal evening wear.
A nice  selection  of suit? also  carried.
lair.e this n^v,- course . . . Why should   renality — give 'em hell. Ron
(i'.ev  In-  forced  to t'ako army  training
whin   u   course   in   their   chosen   field
i-    there    for    the   asking'.'    We    hope
I'W'    mililai'v
Diplomatic Corp
oreign service
Exams S
In Late
afficials   will   sp.ee hly
,  -. '■■       the   air   training:   scheme."
Two   weaks   later  Col.   Shrum  him-
.■■i'.:' Informed  the Pub that anv COTC
ti'onoe    who    intended    joining    the
R" \P   would   be   allowed   to   do   his j
Lasia twining on logarithms and s'ido|
ii'c    i'l'i'-aid    of   en    parade    square, |
II'    (SKju.sdi    sludents   showed    up
isake   U   worthwhile.
i cis's iho airforce doesn't know
1"! ih::? day what a recruiting drive the Dominion's newly expanded dip-
we nut. en for them in the basement , lomatic corps will be held during the
o.' Brock Hall. After all, we couldn't last week in January, government of-
result, fully half Iho airforce class ficial.s disclosed Thursday.
It • cur (hast campaign fall flat. As a Upwards of 25 officers 'classes 1
v h'ch ' Walter Gage coached that and 2) will be appointed,
year was composed of members of This number may be increased if
|c Ubyssey staff. They  included such sufficient   applications  aro   received.
Competitive    examinations    for    the
'o-ition of Foreien Service Officer in
Take    the    news    to    E
he  clad  lo hear
How we worship Hah; and .fellin o.
Very  patriotic,  but  a   trifle  too  ex; tic:
You know it really isn't caiimie ii
University authorities, upset hy the
seeming impudence, immediately
sent long notes of aology lo Sir Henry,
who, had. never seen Tho Ubyssey
Mr.   Riddehough,   now   a   professor
of classics at UBC says of Ins tangle:
"Our  criticism of  him  wa.s  much  resented  in some quarters, although wc
(Continued on  Page  10)
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Saturday,' December 11, 1948
The Daily Ubyssey
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GENERAL STAFF: Pierre Berton, Dick Elson, Pat Keatley, Jim Macfarlane,
Janet Walker Berton, Ronald Grantham, Eric Nicol, Van Perry
rave news
Editor-in-chief, 1931
Those wrinkles you see in your Daily
Ubyssey as it rests in your hot little palms
are not the machinations of a mad compositor,
They can be directly attributed to this atomic
age which has transformed the once gay,
slightly demented, over-satiric journal into a
daily newspaper that worries over news
Your Ubyssey now comes to you with a
frown where once it came with a giggle.
It is some sixteen years since I took a
rose (derivation rosa) plucked from a botanical garden and placed it on my Ubyssey
typewriter as a wreath to denote the end nf
four years of pecking at the foibles of this
institution of higher learning.
In those days, with what we thought was
undying prose and in retrospect appears to be
amusing gibberish, we had ourselves an uproarious time pulling the stuffing out of academic shirts.
Our subjects ranged from prober into
the mysteries of cafeteria coffee to conjecture
on the denizens in the librarian's beard. Professors who had idiosyncracies were put
under the journalistic microscope and their
wings were none too gently pulled off.
There comes to mind, in relation to this,
the respect with which we treated our president, kindly Dr. Klinck. When he hied himself
on a trip we proclaimed on the Muck pages
of our time "Our absent president—the missing Klinck."
Sedgewick, Wood, Buchanan, right down
the roll call of the dignitaries of the day we
rudely snatched up their gowns to see if they
had feet of clay. Of course they didn't but we
had fun looking.
Great issues of the day had light shed
upon them by our lampoons.
But Ubyssey, look at you now.
Your front page is unrelieved by a single
smile. Your interior is filled with notices.
And what's this—your sport stories are accurate. In all the Ubyssey has become a pale
imiy>tion of the product we downtowners
hurl at your doorstep.
No longer are attempts made to strike
fierce but ineffective blows at the heart of
literature. Instead there are tentative passes
made at the jade of diurnal jouranalism.
There's time for that later in life.
My advice, Ubyssey, is this: get back
your girlish laughter.
letters to the editor
( Dear Sir:
A meeting was held at Acadia
Camp on November 27 to discuss
the present situation regards Arms
shipments to China. The considered opinion of the meeting was
that we as members of a great
university such as UBC should not
become so involved in our own
petty problems as to ignore these
major world issues. The meeting
was agreed that we hould take
some token action to express our
feelings and in our own small way
give aid where aid is needed. It
was felt that our example might
stimulate thinking on this vital
ssue and encourage others to fol-
omic importance.
low our lead and thus, our small
«id could become of maqor econ
Therefore, lt was resolved, that
we, the enlightened thinkers of
Acadia Camp, should in the interests of conserving steel, so necessary for the manufacture of
munitions being sennt to China,
desist from all use of razors and
or razor blades.
We have adopted for this campaign the ollowing motto: It it
itches, change to Fitches, and catch
the little sons of .
It is believed, hoever, that the
enlightened thiwnkers of Acadia
may beoce menunlihtenged by the
end of the exams, and return to
their homes with their usual shining  school-boy  faces,
Dear Sir:
May I suggest that the editors
of the Ubyssey who published the
inspired editorials on the Gordon
Martin case, should lead volunteers from the campus CCF, LPP,
and SCM in picketing Les Bewley
for writing the column which appeared in the Nov. 23 issue of the
The reputation of the University
is at stake. People reading the reactionary writing of Bewley might
get the impression that at least
one UBC student actually stops to
think before giving wholehearted
support to Communist propaganda,
Surely Mr. Bewley should be
made to realize that writing com«
mon sense in his column is reactionary, un-democratic, un-Rus«
sian, and, perhaps the SCM would
add, un-Christian.
Shame on your, Mr. Bewley, for
supporting the benchers who are
starving Communist babies and
forcing good Communist party
members to work in coal mines.
2nd Yr. Arts.
Much has been said, both good
and bad, about the Varsity bus
drivers, but here's a humorous incident that oecured last Tuesday
night about 6:10
I was following a bus into the
gates and decided to pass the bus.
After much honking and blinking
of headlights, the bus suddenly,
without warning pulled up to an
immediate stop right in the middle
of the road and then tho driver
climbed  out,   really   mad.
"What's the idea of trying to pass
me," he exclaimed. "I was going 35
mph and you try to pass me. I have
four passengers who will verify that
I was going 35 mph and that you
shouldn't have passed me."
Moral of the story is: 1. What Was
he doing going over the speed limit
of 30 mph. 2. Its bad enough to
break the law without calling upon
witnesses to prove it,
v A   Careful   Drive
The Mummery
(For ten years jrom_ 1937 to 1947 Eric JVicoJ hid in tb.c
columns of The Ubyssey under tlie pen name of Jabe:. For
The Ubyssey's thirtieth anniversary he penned this special
column on a napkin from a Paris bistro and alleges that it
is an account of his studies at the Sorbonne.)
As a student at the University of Paris,
I've discovered the secret of her graduates' celebrated breadth of learning, Theorist educators
whose taste is jaded by too many boiled science-
;  men should try this recip? sometime:
Instead of the students' cutting classes, it's
the professors. With an even 100 years of teaching experience behind them, the Faculty of tho
Sorbonne have learned not to be caught in the
classroom. Many of the professors manage to
be out of town during the school year. A student
from Guadeloupe turns up, black and shiny, for
his first biology lecture and finds on the door a
small handwritten nolo saying that the professor
is pursuing tree toads in Guadeloupe and won't
be visible until 1950.
Protocol Restricts Death
If he can't got out of Paris in time to escape
the autumnal flux of students, the professor can
always die. Owing lo a Sorbonne convention of
not conceding (he death of a professor until five
years afler his behaviour has become suspect as
excessively meditative, the student can jjjjlfevjjj; be
sure that he is not trying lo invoke a ghost, Thik
adds an eerie quality to his education, the importance of which can hardly be overestimated.
Of course, not all. the professors succeed in
escaping. But those that are left find all sorts
by jabez
of ingenious excuses for not giving their lecures,
or at least for delaying them as long as possible.
Some are busy giving examinations. By giving
examinations doring the first month of the term,
not only do they eliminate a lot of students who
might otherwise try to hear a lectore, cluttering
up the halls and creating draughts, but they cut
down the period before the Christmas holidays
to a handful of lectures hardly worth bothering
about, Some excuse can usually be found at the
last minute for pinning a note to the door. Reportedly one of the professors had his father killed
by a subway train, There was no evidence that
the old gentleman had been pushed, but lectures
were cancelled for a week all the same.
No Brock Hall in Paris
Well, you ask, how does this make for a
panoramic education, Quite simple. Hero's the
way it works.
Students turn, up for, say, a lecture on
Comparative Theology. He finds a note on the
door. The Comparative Theology professor regrets that ho will be unable to meet his Thursday class owing to the fact that he has gone to
Thibet. Now, there is no lounge, no Brock Hall,
no Caf, no snack bar in the Sorbonne. Nowhere
to go; and relax. Unused classrooms are locked.
TCveri, the washroom i.s guarded by a concierge
who, though pleasant enough when, explaining
the paper shortage, will not tolerate social gatherings within his precincts.
So, the student has the choice of cither going
home to a suspicious family or, even more ghastly,
entering the Library. But—this is the gimmick
— he has a third choice: he can go to some other
lecturi. For, although the student's own lectures
may always be cancelled, he will always find one
amphitheater open and heated and filling with
people. Goaded by conscience and curiosity,
hungry for the sound of a human voice, he
traipses in with the crowd. First thing he knows
he is listening to a brilliant lecture about something he never heard of. New vistas open up.
His interest is alerted. He is on his way to a well-
rounded education.
Still In A Ground Fog
I can attest personally to the effectiveness of
this oblique approach. Although I haven't yet
heard a lecture in my own period of French
literature, I have sat in on some lulus about
early Etruscan Art, the Physiology of Vegetables,
and Burial Customs amongst the Ancient Greeks.
And while not learning enough of these subjects
to discuss them a I; length, I'm set to heckle anybody else who tries it.
I only wish I could get close enough to the
front of the class to see one of the professors.
We've had a heavy ground fog in Paris which
drills down thc Sorbonne's cold, stone corridors
and leaks into the lightless lecture rooms, obscuring the professor from all but those students
equipped with radar. Still, it's nice to know ho';;
up there somewhere,
What about your own course? Mais, nat-
urellement, you can get that up on your own,
The books are all there in the Library, and as
we used to say at UBC — Tuum Est, Saturday, December 11, 1948
Page 5
Brightest and Best Says President, But
I am delighted to have the pleasure of
congratulating the Ubyssey upon its thirtieth
anniversary, Like the University itself it
has had n lively, interesting and useful
career. The editors an dthe editorial staff
come and go but tlie general spirit of the
publication remains much the same from
year to year. That spirit I would characterize as expressing itself in a desire to be
bright and readable, and by the attempt
to reproduce upon the campus the student
editors' concepts of journalism.
The Ubyssey differs however in one important respect from the press which it is
inclined to take as its model. That is, the
press depends upon sales, the Ubyssey is
subsidized. It is in one respect a 'house
organ' of the student body as well as being
a provider of news. This fact increases its
difficulties, the amount of criticism directed
at it and the demands made upon it. Obviously there is little point in publishing
a  paper unless it »is read  and  this means
that the editors and staff of the Ubyssey
must set readability and news interest as
. . . they like to be free
one of their main objectives, but with this
there must also be combined a mature sense
of responsibility to the students and to the
University, for the good name of the University and the public support accorded it
depend upon this sense of responsibility on
the part of the student body generally and
upon its publications.
Naturally because of youth and limited
experience this counsel of perfection is not
always nor easily achieved, but if I may be
permitted a personal view, I would like to
state that during the four and a half years
I have been associated with the University
I have found the editors and the staff of
thc Ubyssey most courteous and most anxious to do i|/erything that they can to
further the interests of the University as
they understann them. Some items that are
published annoy me. Frequently I disagree
with them. But this is as it should be for
otherwise  the  paper  would  not  be  worth
reading, Its faults, and its faults, are in the
main over-emphasis upon the right to be
free at the eqpense of responsibility and of
service to the student body, and on sensationalism, in an attempt to achieve interest.
These, as well as a measure of carelessness
in establishing "the facts." But as these f.re
also characteristic of the difficulty all journals have to achieve complete objectivity it
is not surprising to find that our own paper
suffers from these faults. ,
Despite -this however I have found the
Ubyssey one of thc brightest and best of
the newspaper publications in the country,
and as I have always found the members
of its staff most willing to co.operate in
every possible way for tlie good of the in-
situation. For these reasons I am more than
happy to join with others in congratulating
you upon achieving the mature age of thirty
years and to wish you a successful acid
to wish you a successful and interesting
career in the future. ,
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Libel Laws Repealed
For Annual Goon Fest
Ubyssey Sports Editor, 1939-il
% OF ALL THE QUAINT, contrived, traditions the
Publications Bdard has developed, perhip^ the "goon issue"
is the most typical of an atypical organisation.,
Thia issue, always thc luit one Vo
go to bed every year—it tfies'long
before the Pubsters—is the ene in
which inhibitions are thrown to
the wind, and with libel laws suspended the enemies created over
the past year are roasted.
All this is glossed over wivh lashings of the ridiculous, Fake stories,
born in fertile minds and carefully
nurtured, blossom forth under
screaming headlines.
The idea is to hoax the student
Every year, the student public
hoaxes the Pub.
They refuse to bite.
I can remember tho first ''goon
i.-£ue" I saw. It was in the middle
30's and the banner story on page 1
relayed the news that the campus
vacs being twitched to a new site
atop  Grouse  Mountain.
I didn't believe that.
Later. I came out and began working on "gcon issues" myself, and
became credulous.
Today,   I  work   on  one  five   clays
we?k. and the only improvement
is viiat we man, ge to fool seme of
*.he people some of tho time,
I    can    remember
Hi'.1    ye; r    we
a i ai,s,ea   a   pltHr e
f   Fleare   Ber-
a. h.   nova  with   Mi.r.";
11.-  and  out of
ae    News-Ik raid    an
d   Sun.   doing
is   i./e  act   and   appi
'arin:;   lo   leap,
.l:e   Superman,   cvei
tho   Library.
Pit-no   is   older   now
and   I   don't
think hc could make it over that
.-ow wing.
Benign old Dr. Shrum was always
'ja.oX for a "gooner." We'd run a
picture of the beloved old colonel
with a large heading over it reading
"WANTED." Below, in smaller type,
v. ould appear some gibberish to
lighten the blow, and see those
Pubsters taking physics through
iheir exams.
Type ran upside down, continued
from column 2, page 1 to column 5,
page 3, and the expression "All we
like sheep"—which should be still
pencilled on the press table in the
Auditorium if they haven't changed
THAT too—was sprinkled liberally
throughout the paper to let Student
Council know we still loved them.
It was too subtle.
Perhaps the one limtf tire "goon
issue" paid off was back in 1B40.
It wa.s planned well in advance and
worked like a charm. Tbe plan was
to spread the word that because of
tne war the "goon issue" wa.s to be
Times were too serious for such
frivolity—hadn't they banned snake
The whole paper was played
straight, except for one top story
on the sports page. It screamed the
news that all undergraduates were
forced to take physical education
r.cxt year. Maury Van Vliet, then
head of the athletic department, was
ii) on the hoax, and the story broke
oh the- campus with n sicke lirg
They   went   f'v   it.
^t.u: sliiflens dejided to en'iisl —
aaa a way no point ;r stayin!: al
i.'a-si '.t>--— -ii>■ i o'iurs wrote away
for calendars of )ir di-ic sclsieh,
;.homing to transfer.
As' a fining climax. Pat Slattery.
the Sun spells department's Esquire
Men, licked it up and rewrote it
1; r his paper the day the "goon
is,'no" hit the campus.
It tick Van Vliet a week to calm
the shattered undergraduate nerves.
All stories are supposed to have,
a punchline, and I guess the one
for this copy is that the following
term, COTC training was made
universal, and along with it came
compulsory physicpb education
That was when,I enlistee?.
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May they continue until the Judgment Day! Everyone likes to look
at co-eds who have a little more
of this and a little less of that. And
in Canada's colleges, it's natural
to look to Player's Cigarettes for
fresh, cool smoking.
CORK TIP and PLAIN Saturday, December 11,  1948
Page 7
he Berton Fathered It;
indergarten Thrives On
Ubyssey Senior Editor, 1940-41
There's a thriving kindergarten in the depths of old Brock Hall
Where they feed the kids on bottles from the time that they are small
They sleep on beer-soaked  Ubysseys and Margeson is Lord
Of the illegitimate children of the Publications Board
THIS   HIGHLY   libellous   piece
If doggeral has never  before been
let   to  paper—a  tact  which,  alone,
flight   to    make    this   anniversary
jpy   cf   the   Ubyssey   woiVh    iis
|veihgt  in  U-235.  It  was compose I
the golden days when men were
lien,   women   wore  knee   sox   and
Jlie Ubyssey appeared twice a week.
I1 The Publications Beard  had just
loved from its fetid corner in the
Luditorium Building—whose e?vth-
|ii  floor was kneo  deep  in  a  leaf
|iculd    composed    mainly    of    old
.ang Suey columns and  thy raid
ff cheese sandwiches—and into the
itiseptic splendor of its new quart-
rs in theJba'0ment of Broc!< Hall.
I The reigning -popular song of the
lay   was  a   piece  called   "I   Dcr.'t
fear a Song at All, I Hear a Razz-
arry" and the most popular luthor
the campus was John Dos Pas-
written a book rev'.ew hailing his
"U.S.A." as "pornographic" and
every copy of the volume was stolen
from the library shelves within 24
A mythical character named Joe
Blotz was to run for Student Council President and almost got in and
the Dirty Nine, smarting under
editorial attack, were searching
about fop ways and means to control the Ubyssey. (A public relations man iwas mentioned). ,
A giant three-hour Alma Mater
meeting about the Nine's mishandling of the student - erected Brock
Hall had the campus in a lather,
and a new colum appeared in the
Ubyssey called "The Mummery,"
written by soijie chap who called
himself '.'Jabez." j Gay, mad days,
Roscoe, and I'd,;give anything to
live them out a|ain, except my next
month's salary.;1'
t>s.   (Sports editor Lionel Salt had
John Garrett was an editor, drank whiskey by the tub
He's the guy who made The Georgia an annex to the Pub
Jack Manjeson's of different stock, teetotalling's his boost-
So while we called Jihn Garrett "God", Jack's called-"The Holy Ghost."
GARRETT WAS the sort of guy        Jack   Ferguson,   a   demon   Greek
Iho would demote you from as-
Istant editor to reporter if you
[•oke a chair. I broke a chair once
|hen I was assistant editor and he
emoted me to reporter.
|He was also the scrt of guy who
puld  and  did   drink  half  a   bottle
Old Par before writing the Ec-
vomics exam in which he got a
1st class. We were awed. We called
U God. Some reporters actually
nought he was God.
I Garrett used to say: "The Ubyssey
going   to   raise   the   intellectual
landard   of   this  university   by   at
ast   10   percent."   History   proved
Im   wrong.   The   next   year   we
langed  the  slogan  slightly   (from
scholar followed Garrett, He also
got first classes—by consuming half
a Greek lexicon before exams. For
some reason, still unknown to Margeson, he became a member of the
Zete fraternity.
He took this huge jest in high gopd
humor and the Zetes, on their part,
used to use him as a sort cf exhibit,
pointing him out to visiting fraternity men and whispering in awed
sibilants: "That's Margeson—he
They were very proud of Jack.
So were we. He turned away more
pub-inspired wrath with soft answers than any of us deserved. The
intellectual standard of the university remained constant,
laise" to "lower") . ,,.
Lionel u>os o hep cat of boogie woogie stock
He was never really happy unless he had a crock
When asked if he liked women, he replied, "/ can't afford,
To have illegitimate children in the publications board."
LIONEL SALT was the guy who
|ought a portable record player
to the pub and piped Artie Shaw's
f'amercy Five into the large speak-
in the Brock Hall leunge in the
Bridle of the Music Appreciatibn
bciety's neon-hour recital ol the
Ich B Minor mass.
He was stricken with ■ appendi-
citus on the boat during the Victoria
Invasion and only the co-incidental presence of huge quantities of
ice in the Pub stateroom saved him.
He hated women and married Marg
"Dinah" Reid who became editor
cf   the   Ubyssey,   though   not   nec
essarily in that order.
Verna had a microphone — she used to call it "Mike"
She took it every place she want, (a case of abnormal psych)
But as the days and months merit by ot(r Verna grew quite vexed
The trouble with the mike was, the darn thing wam't sexecl.
Int of tho UBC radio society when
le wasn't writing pie:es for the
pysscy. The above verse is fic-
Inal, but in a way it turned cut.
She married a human microphone
named Dorwin Baird (another ex-
Ubyssey editor). They have a c'.o-
1 i ah tf u I child. So in a way the verse
didn't turn out.
Beetty had a Totem—it's name was "Sho-you-wha"
lt had learned technique from Durkin, -who used to know its Maw
One day the thing got personal and Betty was rather floored.
Now there are illegitimate Totems in the Publications Board.
OZZIE DURKIN  (now known as
luglas 0, Durkin since he became
The Ubyssey jumped back ceven
years on these two pages. For old
time's sake, visiting editors reproduced the spotted, line'.ess
Ubyssey introduced by onetime
Senior Editor Pierre Berton.
Berton's Dead
And Gone;
But Dots Go On
his mark on the Publications
Board. Pierre Berton's mark
was a quarter-inch black dot
which the irrepressible redheaded scallywag placed at
the beginning of every story
in The Ubyssey.
After Berton took over people
were soon calling The Ubyssey
"the only paper in Canada that gives
you a billious attack every time
you read it." He trampled over the
Pub in January, 1941 and left tradition a useless, protoplasmic pulp,
These two pages are a sample of
what a Berton Ubysey looked like.
He did away with column rules
and seperated The Ubyssey's pillars of type with broad white spaces;
hc began every story with two or
three words of capital letters; he
used heavy, four-point cut-offs; and
lie threw in his famous black dots.
It took the Pub a long time to
recover from Berton.
The long hard struggle to recover
began almost immediately after
Berton left the university. Editor-
in-chief John Garrett threw out the
heavy black cut-off lines and
brought back the hairlines used
today. John Tom Scott dropped the
black dots, Mardes Dundas eliminated the capital letters in leads and
finally, with a flury of editorial
trumpets, Jack Ferry brough back
the column rules which still keep
The Ubyssey's writers apart.
|Toronto public relations tycoon)
rented a plaster of paris beast
lich,   for   all   I   know,   still   ogles
girls in the Totem office.
Everybody   said   that   little   Totie
Id a bit of Durkin about the eyes,
lu can see the darn thing's picture
tho 1940 Totem if you care to,
Belkin was a publisher who bought the News Gazette
He carried on a love affair with every girl he met
Now every girlie in the Pub can call our Morris "Dad"
But he met a. very special girl and gave her all he had.
IONCE AGAIN, the great freedom      allows  his  contributors,   is  brought
[expression which Mr. Morris Bel-      to  light by  the publication  at  this
|i famed publisher of the Ubyssey,      time of the above lines.
(Continued on Page 9)
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Betty Quick, a demure and able
lassie followed Durkin as Totem
editor and promptly copped the
All-American Award for college
yearbooks. As a tribute t'o all this,
certain pubsters hired an artist to
paint a navel on the plaster of
Paris-totem. Iff may still be there
for all I know.
*"%  A      e*m
in 1941 with screaming headline "Beast Stalks Campus" and
montaged photograph of Senior Editor Pierre Berton looming
over the library.
Toddling CUP Celebrates Too
CUP Editor, 1937-38
reaches its 30th birthday this
year, one of its prime services, the Canadian University Press reaches the prime
age of 10 years,
CUP was formed in late 1937, began operating with a bang when the
fees battle exploded in early 1938.
It was the brainchild of the Exchange Editor, myself, who refused
lo be pigeon-holed into reading exchange papers, Senior Editor Dorwin
Baird, the editor of the McGill
Daily, John MacDonald, and the
executives of several other eastern
and prairie  university  papers.
It was founded on the same ideals
as the Canadian Press, cf professional fame, and it used bcth mail and
commercial telegraph services.
One of its lighter moments was
when visiting Saskatoon football
player, Rusty McDonald, got into
trouble in the spring of 1938 when
he commented on the fine qualities
of B.C. girls and promptly had hia
remarks relayed to the femmes back
home by a  chuckling CUP editor.
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dying on the inside (from creeping
shorts with a cruel centre seam)
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UNDERWEAR   •   HANDKERCHIEFS   •   SPORTS  SHIRTS Saturday, December 11, 1948
Friday, December 10, 1948
Canadian University Press Editor, 1937-38
The Ubyssey has always been a thjjrn irf the side of someone. This column, before it "died" in 1940, was no exception—
so we are told.
It's revived at this time with the ostensible purpose — according to Editor Ron Haggart, who extended the invitation for
the 30th anniversary edition ONLY -— of recalling what the
pub likes to regard as the purple passages in its colorful past,
without twisting the knife too hard in anyone's memory.
At any rate, this piece will confine itself to the antics—and
more serious moments — of the "naughty thirties" with as
little bloodshed as possible.
It Was Fun, Really
The term "naughty" is applied because we suspect Editor Haggart secretly hopes the leminisciences will
add, by insidious comparison, to the
dewiness of 1948's clean-lived pubsters, and we try never to disappoint.
However, the term vulgar commercialism more regularly applied
is "hungry."
Varsity students—and pubsters in
particular—nevertheless, could rarely boast of being hungry in the thirties
—except at odd intervals at the end
of the month, and even then the
faint inner knawings were sometimes mistaken for worry symptoms
created by the problem of out-pys-
chologizing professors in convincing
them that absence from lectures in
favor of publishing the Ubyssey was
in a worthy cause.
In fact, the "hungry-naughty thirties"  were fun. '•'
Meals in tlie ''caf" were 15 cents
&i\d a quarter—you could live for a
month, including rent, on $40—and
pubsters ran down the stairs from
11 ,e old administration building offices in a trice for coffee.
al Selective Service hadn't a chance
to organize such things, and there
weren't any jobs, anyway,
No "cost of living" index, either.
It hadn't been thought of. Besides,
nobody had enough money to get
worried about, anyway,
There were fabulous snake parades
downtown to wind up initiation each
fall with a bang all Vancouver could
i hear.
J    Theatre  patrons   got, a   free   show,
; snake-style down aisles and across
stage, with the tribal chant U-U-U-B-
C thrown in. Beer parlor patrons saw
tall glasses vanish as the line whipped
I by, Motorits were jammed and jolted
' on Granville Street.
Yes, it was fun.
In the pub life went on amid a
clatter of typewriters, coke bottles,
coffee cups, and tall plans for telling
the Board of Governors how to run
v'he University of B.C.
All were individualists. Most graduated with honors in PUB and passed
in Arts. Some, like the writer, hung
ir,; their sheepskins and used the
Ubyssey diploma to work their way
through western Canadian newspapers
SUofLfUHtf. . .   with mary ann
Ubyssey Senior Editor, 1940-41
Tucked away in a crowded drawer
along with stacks of baby's diapers
are some old Mary Ann advertising
and gosip columns which I found
the other day and wondered with
horror how I had ever gotten away
with them. Mind you, as far as I
knew, all the gossip was true, but
anyway! (The reason I.saved them
was that some of the advertisers,
who have long since skipped town,
still owe me money!)
I remember one of the'advertisers
threatened to cancel her contract
after I called Editor Jack Margeson
"God" as was the custom in these
parts. She said it was sacriligious.
Another one was furious when I
advertised her bras'eres as conducive
to making the boys in the caf drool
happily at the result' of which or
something like that. But she sold
out her stock, anyway!
shape, excellent rubber. Sacrifice for
cash. Phone Richmond 1293-R. (Evgs).
There were job lineups, but Nation-   to success  (V).
A Light Youthful Spirit Prevailed
As a  matter of  fact PUB  was  the   thc   Ubyssey—youth   and   spirit.   And
inc.ii closely-guarded and thoroughgoing combined co-educational fraternity and college invented—and no
doubt still is.
Someday, they'll give courses in
journalism at UBC and tlie thing will
bo ruined.
One professor once beraled the
v.riter for not turning out history
compositions like the columns that
he concocted for the Ubyssey. Perhaps
the  spirit  was  lacking.
But, perhaps talk of regimentation
with UBC's present 8500 registration
is too painful?
Then, perhaps also the mention of
a campaign in 1938 against higher
fees  is  too  painful?
This column, nl that time, carried
;,r. exceedingly vituperative castiga-
lion of university authorities for
rliowing- such a thing. In retrospect,
wo feel a little ashamed of the yellowed pages because the youthful
spirit outweighed tho more telling
elements of irony, sarcasm and the
weight  of  figures.
But apparently that is the theme of
10 years later we would like to add
jusi a little more coal to tho fire,
Some eminent legal minds in the
last few months have commented to
me eff-thc-record, as a working newspaperman, that the law faculty fees
at the university were "outrageous"—
and they quoted figures to show the
income  far  exceeded  the outgo.
Maybe so, maybe not, but the business of balancing accounts on income and expenditure can hardly
Ir? applied to the province's leading
economic service—the providing of
training niinds_ and skills for B.C.
business and  indusli'.v.
Whether in law. arts, applied or
pure science, agriculture or nursing,
woail.y students should be able to
aide, thc University rf B.C. wi'oiotU
financial consid"ratioii.
Bri'ish Cca'umbia ha- a fin- new
three percen' sales tax, expected to
r.r.tiuee far more than the sti \ ten
requirement for which it was intro-
perhaps the hrtim. as well as the
info'm of tho provinc: will benefit,
Their Idealism Never Dies
And  (hero w> go.  preaching again,
!),<.' same as in the "naughty thirties."
But  real  idealism never dies. :
The Ubyssey's action in printing its
I egrets for being unable to reproduce
r, picture of some professors making
merry with their students is ample
\ roof of  that.
Tlie fact that a downtown newspaper printed the banned picture and
Iho   story   only   serves   to   emphasi/e
II io arrant stupidity of officialdom in
•persisting in its "'ivory towers."
We apologize to the officials of the
Vhyssey for taking tlie liberty of
using the donated space for expressing such sentiments. But the opinions
are those of. leading businessmen in
Vancouver, culled from ources open
only to a professional newspaperman.
With all duo humility we'd suggest
a.nivcrsity professors persist in being
As a footnote, (here's the surprise
ol a gild reporter from the prairies, a
university graduate, who expressed
surprise that UBC professors didn't
entertain their students in their own
UBC  may  bc  too big for that:  but
tne  biggest  enjoyment we got out  of
vnisity was reaching beneath tho pro-'
fa.cl that "faculty" had some  interests',
fessorial    shell    and    uncovering    the '
in   common   with   tlie   lowly   student.
A   few   words   usually   did   the   trick. !
That goes for students, too.
Well, Mr, Haggart, we're a thorn
in YOUR side, There's no purple past,
in this column. Perhaps the pub never
had a purple past. But,' here's hoping
for a shining future, for the Ubyssey
in the next 30 years, and tlie university, too.
Some of the anonymous "cute
little freshettes" and "tall handsome
Sciencemen" have thankfully faded
into oblivion in my memory. In my
effort to escape libel charges, I made
them all so vague I can't remember
them myself now. But it seems
they all had something in common—
they apparently spent most of their
lime haunting the perfume-scented
gardens and woodsy "Passchcndalc"
behind the buildings near Marine
For this reason it might be safer
to  keep  their identity a  secret  still.
But there's one item about Orme
Dier. now Canadian \ ice-counsul in
Chicago, wdio used to have his troubles with his women. He was known
as the "Phi Kap Pi pubster" who
was invited to more coed parties,
sorrorii'y and club formats and nursing parties, than any other boy
on the campus. But in this item hc
had finally succumbed, and had
planted his pin on a Theta from
Hawaii, who, when last heard of,
was still there. Coincidentally
though, there is an item alomtsidc
about a blonde Beta (Bob Shcwan)
who had planted his pin on a "cute
little Irish freshette" (Sheila Nesbitt), a girl who was then unknown
to Orme. However, both Sheila and
Orme joined tho army, met. married, and are now parents.
Then I see there's a note about
Bob Millar "an innocent boy from
Shanghai who is lcok'ng for his
ideal woman"—which apparently
consisted of someone understanding
his complex personality. I met him
later when he was an air force officer and had travelled all over
I lie world, still looking! Possibly
he wasn't quite so naive then a.s he
was in Mary Ann days, though.
There's a mention somewhere
about a DU councillor (tucked
in between advertising blurbs about
snuggles and red flannels) who used
to monopolize one of the executive
rooms at Brock Hall during parties—
because the <lanee floor downstairs
was so crowded! That was Darrell
Braidwood, now a rising young law-
yet . and an up and coming member
of the Young Liberals.
Speaking of politics, Les Bewley,
law student and "Young Conservative" reliable, inserted an ad in the
"personals" column of the Province
one New Year's, appealling for a
girl with a "machiavellian type of
mind" to go out and make history
on New Year's Eve, He was swamped
with replies from all sorts of girls
who had never heard of Machiavelli
but who greeted his suggestions to
meet them at Birks corner with delight, Les never would tell us what
finally happened,
(Continued on Page 10)
Coffee co*
"YES, GORDON, that's right. And tea comes
from Ceylon, sugar from the West Indies.
Canada imports all sorts of goods from
countries all over the world."
"But Canada not only buys abroad, Gordon,
she sells abroad, too .. . Grain and lumber
and fish and fruit . . . manufactured goods
and raw materials . . ."
All the complex operations involved in
foreign trade call for the use of bank credit,
foreign exchange, world market informal
tion and collections — vital services performed by Canada's banks.
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Page 9
February 10, 1931
fraideat Klinck'* letter To Editor
g Honslrt Cranlham,
SjioMn-Chlff, Tho "l'bv.«st.v,"
EUnlv«r»ityof Bntijh'columbla.
'"uk.Li.iVt''''"'.''"'''""''0' "» r««"y Counri
^AW'• f8bl'u«r>' «h. entitled; "Criliclsraa
Wlowlne this statement I forbade you to publish
Iftflticism, oilitoi-lally oi otherwise, o< the University
((Faculty or tho Uuiernmcnt until Iho Faculty Conn-
gMd considered iho abort matter and its decision had
y0 transmitted to you.
In defiance ol this direction, \o« published or allowed
t\* published, in today's Issue of the Ubyssey, a num-
0*t auch criticisms. J
No option ii left me therefore, bin ;„ |mpn,c „ ,WIKll.
I therefore suspend vou frllm ,|u, I'njvewilv for a
rfedof two weeks, namily from February illh to
(trvary 41th inclusne.
Vou is sery iiiilv,
u^^M^iK^ f.;Kv,lot '«
cannot continue publication under these conditions. W.
therefore suspend all regular Issues of the "Ubyssey"
until Grantham a re-mstatement as a sirn (hat we are in
support of our Editor-in-Chief, "ln
Acting Editors.
President Klipck't Letter To Ubyney
February 10,1931
3fn Jfflemoriam
to tbe mtmorp of
Jfrtc &ptttb
DipnrjiD (rom our mitil
JPtbruar? II, 1931
Following his suspension by the President of the
Umwmty for sJltgtd 'defiance of authority" in publishing lnt*iMe»» and letters criliciiing the Provincial Gov-
eminent s proposed policy in regard to thc University,
Ronald Grantham, Editor-in-Chief of the Publication*
Hoard, will carry an nppeal to the Senate. A letter to
this effect was communicated to Students' Council Wednesday night and will be transmitted to the Senate bv
Th« University Senate meets Wednesday, February
The Pu6licatfc.ni Board,
The University of British Columbia.
Dear Sirs i
Enclosed vou will find a cony 0f m„ |ciier addressed
to Mr Ronald Grantham which Is self-explanatory
I... T!'e .m"'"r "'the editorial mentioned in the enclosed
tetter is to be considered by the Faculty Council at a later
meeting pending the obtaining of certain Information
^iS/attniKd"0" "' ^ 2lUdC"U' C0U"dl 0V<"
ons Board refrain from all criticism of the University,
the r acuity or  the Government, cither editorially oV
h.,'.Tlf.iiu.n" Th i'mc "3 u,c >'»™»y c«'«il «»>•»
decTsion to yo" " '"''"'" "ml "•"'!<m"-l<i<l «•
Vours very truly,
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in. Mali!
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Special Alma later Meeting7 Today, loon
Fees Brought Tight
Pinch Even In '38
Students Also Decided University      #
Could Provide For 2000 Students
Ubyssey Ncvys Manager, 1937-38
This is supposed to be a piece about a student campaign
back in the fall of '38, when the student body got riled up about
the fact that fees were going to be raised to something like $130.
At the same time we came to the conclusion that the accommodation at the Universtiy was insufficient for a student body
of 2000. ** —
Ubyssey's Most Famous Front Page
SUSPENSION OF EDITOR because of misunderstood order from President Klink and allowed
letters and comments prejudicing university to appear in paper seemed vitally important to
Ubyssey editors of 1931, so they ran special front page with '"In Memorium""notice lamenting
death of freedom of speech.
Inasmuch as boi'h fees and registration have since soared considerably — with the accomodation problem solved by the War Surplus situation — a look back at the petty
problems of 1938 is little more than
puttering around in dead history.
Frankly, I can remember very liti'le
about the 1938 affair. My choice of
journalism for a career — including
■adio journalism — has resulted in a
.varped mind that can give you the
full details of yesterday's events but
not. a word about ^vhat happened
lost Tuesday. However, The Ubyssey
would look funny with all these
Christmas ads and no copy, so here
goes my contribution,
At   that   time   I   hud   just   finished
UBC   (you   will   note   I   did   not  say
graduated)  and ,was starting to annoy
1 Ihe   general   public   with   spot   announcements   for   pink   pills.
The president of thc Student's'
Council was one Carscn Maguire,
who partly owed his election to my
sterling support in The Ubyssey the
pit. vioii.s spring. So when an AiUS
meeting empowered Maguire to take
a committee of three to Victoria to
talk over r'ne problem with the Provincial Cabinet, hc chose me as one
Thc third was Ken Beckett of the
Alumni, who as a lawyer was popularly supposed to be on "thee and
thou"  terms with  politicians.
Expelled Editor
I ells
•Here, for  (hc first  lli.se.   I'jrauo-  I'byssry  editor  Ronald   Gniulhrnn,   now
■t ii Ottawa Ciiiien editorial irnU'.\ (e'/s the "tory of his own suspension from
I BC for allowing cctrln   material -to or rear in  his  ocper )
Ldiiof-iii.ciiit'!', in:;c-:u
What I know about the 'Ubyssey controversy of 1931 mighL
have Rone with me to tho grave had I been asked to write of
it on merely Ihe 29th, or even (he 31st, anniversary of the
student newspaper.
For   the;   task    i.s   bard,   since   few
understand the complexity of the
affair and probably no-one has the
v.hole picture clearly in mind. And
what would we do without the leg-
t iKls by which we live? But at thc
jisk of spreading disillusionment I
a, ield t'o the strange appeal of a 30th
Unhappily my revelations can be no
.'..nple  and  heroic  tale  of  a  student
struggle  for  free speech.  Nor  is  this
ri story of rebellious youth. The issues   was caused not so much by  conflict
v ere confused and the editor involved   over  principle  as by  misunderstand-
j ever felt  less rebellious  in  his life. I ing   and   odd   turns   oi.   circumstance
Neglect of study might cost him his and the intrusion of "tho human
t'lgree; traditions might' sutler at his ' factor," And far from being a hotbed
hands, Perhaps the defiance attrib- | of rebellion, the "Pub", that haunt of
Vted to him was deserved on at least; eccentric   characters   whom   tlie   ata
ctic occasion.
OUULXliD OUT       ,
Though ;ust suspended from the
campus, lie lingered under a misguided sense of duty to arrange for
the next edition and on being' ordered
out of the cafeteria by ihe acting
Pieident. he deliberately gulped the
rest of his coffee instead of making
a bee-line for the door.
For the rest, what happened in 1931
deinic Jiown clung while all about
Hit lii reverted to the prosaic garments
if the street, tlie Pub was heavy
With   tra'dition.
It wa.s really tradition that cause I
all die trouble. The tradition et
journalistic competence, going back
th'ougb the exacting Pillkinguui, ihe
fervent Desbrisay, and into the dim
p;st. The tradition of a free press,
particularly impressive to an editor
who had heard of it.s defence in the
days of his cousin. Phyllis Mackay,
and  of  Geoffrey  Riddehougli,
Tho tradition of campus self- government with a vigorous independent press Vo expose the follies of
student councillors. Traditional pub
criticim of the rise of fraternities
which, it was thought, were an undemocratic unfluence and would jam
The Ubyssey with social notes if they
had their way. Traditional pub criticism of the Officers' Training Corps,
for. in those days many were disposed
(Continued   on   Page   11)
a further visit to the Government
Dispensary, It was a nice trip, paid
for by the AMS treasury with no
As I recall it, thc fees-never went
up.   Neither  did  any  new  buildings.
The campaign fever switched in its
course, and v'hey went ahead and
built the Brock  building.
Honestly, that is all I can remember.
If I were home, with my files of
old Ubysseys at my side, more would
come clear and this article would be
much longer and duller.
However, it behooves me to draw
some conclusions — one of them
being the trite but true comment
that UBC is one of the few universities in the world whose growth
has largely been due to the efforts
of  the student  body.
I am wondering whether or no".
this trend is dying out. After all.
it has been a bit hard recently ft-
out-do President MacKenzie in the
matter of getting things clone, In the
oid days, it was easier to be aheac.
of  the administration.
This year I slipped back into UBC
alfairs by being elected io the executive of the Alumni Association
This is a sign of approaching age of
course, but you must forgive some of
us ex-students for continuing to take
an interest in campus affairs.
,Being an ''elder statesman" at the
ripe old age of 32 is intriguing, and
I  am looking  forward   to  a  flood  of
The three of us took the night boat   invitations to speak at Pub banquets
and fouii bottles of rye to Victoria.      "nd reunions of the "we never went
We had a pleasant session with the to a French lecture" club,
cabinet after a private hearing from' Bdck in 1938, when the UBC stu-
the then Minister of Education who dent body approached the govern-
wamed us that certain cabinet mem- ment regarding higher fees, thcy
bers were dead set against higher were tremendously sincere about it
learning. The same gents were also —even though the incident seems
suspicious of airplanes, women who small enaugh in retrospect. As long as
smoked   anti   Socialists. all   of   us   who   tire   genuinely   inter-
GKAVY  BOAT estecl  in  the future of  the  University
Premier PattuUc beamed at us from   maintain   that   same   standard   of   sir.-
viied us  into his. private office  lo  tell   eerily,   that   futu*e   is   bound    to   b
the   head  of   the  table  and   later   in-   one  filled  with  progress.   And  ^"oak-
ii.-- a  couple of jokes that  would  still   ing of sincerity,  il would  rcom  to- lv
bring bhis'hcs even at a  Pub Party.      hivh  time that I was tent, to Victori.
Thai   night   we  came   hi me   —  ai'.o"   j'ra'n.   1 hat'   wa-   wonderful   rye!
Playful E
Pub Will Cio
(Countintipcl   from   Page   7)
Janet site ions- Mary Ann, she had a silly laugli
She giggled  In  the  Pub and slie  tittered  In  the Caf
When she snickered at our dirty jol:es, it really used to vex us
For Janet was a specimen of ''frigll'tnns nexus."
• JANET WALKER wrote the
campus gossip column—"Shopping
With Mary Ann." She was known
a.s n "good girl" and the pub had
a stock of ten foot poles which you
couldn't   touch  her  with.
All   the   time   she   was   laughing
and   giggling   like   crazy.   Naturally
Berton was an editor, drank  whiskey  with his gin
He imitated ripes and damned women with a grin
He did a lot of e.ra.y things and some of them were wrong
But we can't say much about it, cause he's tlie guy who wrote this
• ANY GUY who would allow his      around   for   future   general ions
picture   to   be   taken   making   like      foolish, irresponsible pubsters oi
an    orang-utang,    print    it    in    the      to    have    his    head    examined
Ubyssey   and   then   leave   it   lying      sawdust.
An army marching down the Mall was full ten thousand strong
And as they strode into the Pub, they sang this little scrag:
'■Our parents they were Pubsters, and they were never bored
We're the illemtimflte children of the Publications Board"
1  had  nothing  to  do  with
her.  '
day  we  were  married  she
"What   in   hell   are   you
at now?" I asked her. She
wa.s   just    thinking   about
line of  that silly  song."
for Page 1(J
La Fonda Blaze Bipis Pub
* «        X% Pit' v*V-
Saturday, December 11, 1948
(Continued  from  Page  2)
Tommy Williams, proposed that all
flames reposed on a trophy case in sUldonts wear Wm, and Wted
the Pub office. wem.ing one jlpgll^t the pace.
We discovered that La Fonda was, No one joined \n'so\n desperation
curiously enough, the feminine form Pierre Be,.ton and l borrowed gowns
of the masculine Spanish noun mean- from Herb oidfiekl at Anglican Col-
ing "back," or, as the manager once lege and joined Tommy in the aca-
ocded unnecessarily, "bottom." It c!cmic parade. Then we wrote our
could also be interpreted broadly as Ktory- That was the on]y way we
meaning "the end", which was cep. C0l,id talk about "students" wearing
vainly appropriate, in view of the govvns on the campus in the nex(
peculiar grade of rye which was all lssue 0f the Ubyssey. But I remember
a.iy of us could afford in those days.  a funny feeling when Dean Trumpour
Fate  must have had a  special re-  waved cheerfully to us from his win-
gard   for   this   pubster's   haven,   for  riow in the College the day we took
when   it   came   time   to   gather   La   thp gowns back to Herb,
Fonda to his bosom Lucifer chose the
Sunday   night   following   an   all-out
Pub parry.
The old estancia went to glory in a
funeral pyre thaj lit up the sky with
a radiance such as would have met
c\en the exacting standards of Don
G'ovanni, then as now the patron
saint of pubsters.
On the credit side, il can be said
that La Fonda at least caused th? redemption of one hardened Pub type f
from the evils of drink. Habitues
lrcall the ghastly stuffed menkey that
u.ed to swing from a length of chain
ntiached to a ceiling beam near the
room where, as one immortal phrased
it, the plumbing came to the surface.
On a celebrated occasion this student,
ene Lloyd H n, grasped for the
Another bit of creative writing wus
the annual affair of the Library pool.
Pierre and I had already written our
s.reeds in advance for the Tuesday
issue describing i'he usual "hapless
Ftoh" being tossed into the shallow
waters of what was then Lake Hiding-
ton. But this particular September
Frosh Week flopped; the hoped-for
incidents hadn't materialized. I can
still remember the odd lock on the
e of the ihen greenest reporter
on   the Ubyssey,  Ken  Wardroper,  as
went out like a light, and the time
when a psych student accidentally
hypnotized a ycung freshman reporter
in the Ubyssey office and we spent
most of a day hiding the body until
it came to; and finally, Lester Sugar-
man's immon'al quote about "utter
ungrateful foolishness," a phrase that
lived oft from year to year thereafter
in the Goon issues.
But my greatest disillusionment in
the Pub came one afternoon when I
was having coffee with one of the
Ubyssey's famoui f'obscure"-type
columnists in the Caf.
We sat at one of those end tables
up near the cash register, p.nd as
we spooned up gobs of the brown
succulent goo which Jabez had laughingly dubbed "coffee" in an uninvent-
ive moment, I told myself that I
was in the heart of the intelligentsia
clique  at last.
Mentally I found myself wishing
once again that I had been less naive
in naming my own column, wishing
that I had been shrewd enough to
christen it with an obscure title and
Continued irom Page 1
Ubyssey Editors Wore Iron Gloves,
Were More Frightening Than Generals
I like to remember the  »vay the ■?*-
cjrfipus smelled   (no  double  mean.  | talSic?   No!   After  all,  you've  got  to
ings,   plea.e)   coming   cut   of   the    grow  UP sometime.  The  things  that
library into the spring dusk. Eent thrills up and down your spine
While I'm away from Canada, 1 get at 18- ain>t funny Ma8ee- at 30"
as   hopping   mad   as   anyone   when,!    And life, th?.nk God, doesn't end the
after I've said I went to the University  flay they put a hoed on your should-
of B.C., someone says, ,fOh, is there a
university away out there?"
All this is to establish that I'm as
loyal a graduate as anyone. But nes-
he   stopped  by  the  pool  on Tuesday   provide   contents   to   match,   as   my j
morning to "watch two senior editors  Companion   had   done.   But   in   these
fiercely tussling with a hapless Frosh.! musings I was missing the thread of
We   both   got   our   feet   wet   in   the  his  conversation,
strug;/.', but when the headline came      ,,
animal, accusing it of being a member of the Mussoc attending a pub-
...  so that the whole  basis of
cut   at  noon   reading  "Frosh   Slosh," ; Platonis,   hedon
by gad sir it was dead accurate.
But   our
brawl on false pretenses. It came "off Wj'ddle Campaign, Its origin wasjust  edjvith finality
its   chain   and   fell   lifeless   to   t'he
floor. Lloyd never drank again.
ism  is challenged,  at
least  on  epistomological  grounds  by    _._    	
major   triumph   was   the  the Hegeliah dialectic," he pronounc-   FIRST    I AIW    „f    ranaA,^,
.paign, Its origin was just  ed with finality. .    Iltel    ^ADY    °f    Canadum
a passing remark in class by Prof.     *— newspaper women, Marg Ecker
I   stirred   my   coffee  and   tried   to
It was in those days that "Men of
Thoth" was a recognized pseudonym
for Ubyssey staffers. And only in the
redolent atmosphere of La Fonda did
the phrase reach its prime. Towards
the end of the evening the name of
Thoth could still be invoked when
all other words eluded the thickening tongue. The single word, uttered
pleadingly,  could  be  used  to  mean
Riddehough that many co-eds carried
their books in front of them at arms  ap1pear1 at °nCe quisiscal and utterly
relaxed on these heady heights.
er.<i and a wad of parchment in your
hand. (This is to cheer up you poor
little souls who -no doubt think so
now). Life gets irtferestinger and
interestinger, to quote I forget which
radio comedian. For example, I guess
seme of the assignments meted out
to me by the tough hombres that
ran the Ubyssey in my day were
exciting enough, buV I kind of think
new that I enjoyed covering a war
more than a Student Council meeting, seme how or other.
Come to think of it, maybe campus
life was too rugged for me. General
Eiscnhrwer, or George Bidault or
Eleancr Rocsvelt have been a lot
easier to interview, a lot mere get-
ai'able than some professors I was sent
to interview. And they didn't think
what they had to say to the world
was half as important either as some
faculty members who invented a new
type of thundermug or discovered
that guinea pigs fed a diet of martinis got hangovers.
Well do I remember the time I was
„ .    .       . , put on the carpet by Student Council.
Francis has been sweetheart of My sin? Spending a couple of doHar3
length in such a way that their walk
lesembled a waddle. I think actually      "Qld Socrates put it this way," the
he   was   simply   illustrating  a   Latin «>ge   continued.   Putting   down   his war correspondent after gradu
verb.   Our   creative   writing   policy tarnished   coffee   spoon   he   sketched  ation,
soon changed all that, rapidly with a  fountain pen  on   the
The Ubyssey mushroomed out with white enamel table top. I saw a blur
full   photo   coverage   and   a   banner of Greek symbols and realized I was
headline.   Pubsters  Jan   Walker   and cut of my depth"
Mimi Schofield appeared in a picture      "Theme   of   my   next   column   in
"thanks," "that's enough," "so what,"  story showin8 "how to," while Play- Tuesday's Ubyssey," he said casually.
"23 skidoo," and, in a pinch, "not so  tTS Clubbers Ruth Heyer, Lister Sin-     j was Ml brooding on the magni
Pub since she edited Totem in to try to make the Totem into a college
1938. Marg became outstanding   yearbook, not that grade school effort
it had been before. Explaining an ex-
Continued   from   Page  3)
pense account for a year in Paris
to The Canadian Press treasurer
wasn't nearly as difficult as digging
those pennies out of Dave Killam.
And even the notoriously tough
CP only expected its war correspondents to work 24 hours a day. It took
auch water this time." We spoke it c)air and John Glen "PPearcd below  ficence of this sonorous prose, and its
tjippingly all right; before the evening was over someone was sure to
tiip and fall flat on his thoth.
gauche simplicity of my own wretched
column which would appear in the
same issue, naively written so people
could understand it. In my pensive-
ness I had not noticed his departure
showing "how not io." In later issues
the Ubyssey ran interviews with students   (waddling and  non-waddling),
After the demise of La Fonda, the  Pressors     (non-wadding),    and    a
new pub SHAEF became Dirty Alec's la'ge duck over in the Aggie barns.
•d English Bay. This building, which   p;erre   and   J  W   justified   when   a
Sloried in the name of the Princess d°wntown paper congratulated us in untii i ]ookcA up and saw that his
Pcdrieia Tea Rcorns, already had a an eclitorial headed "Waddle Wo Do place had ^^ taken by a m<?mber
dangerous sag or two before we ar-   About It?" | of the Classics Department.    Remem-
rived to complete the jcb. We changed     There  are  other  vignettes  of   Pub   bering the Latin class-Waddling deb-
Alec's taste in reecrds too. In a few   lile in tho5e days: Vhe famous char-   acle,   I   was   amazed   at   his   broad-
short   months   his   became   the   only   "al   murals  by  Norm   De   Poe   that   mindedness in deigning to join me.
juke   box    in    town    that    featured,   v'tre   removed   from   the   Pub   walls
besides  swing,   Bach   fygues,   boogie,   every   weekend   by   a   janitor   who
12th century cathedral  chants, and a   ml|st have been an anti-feminist; the
fine   cross-section   of   Chavez.   Villa-   three years when no one knew what
Lobos and Lecuona. Jabez looked like or if he had a last
All too suddenly Alec's was con- "■<'me, and the general disbelief when
demned by the city and scon only il was announced he didn't drink and
charred timbers marked the scene was afraid of girls; the bad cheque,
of many a Thothian romp. We seemed Given him by a pubster now in Paris,
to bring a kiss of death with us, and which Frank Underhill still trea-
;.'U of us admired Stanley Park -ures >» his office in Vhe Caf; the
F.ivilion for naively taking us in free cokes and 7-ups Frank used to
shortly  thereafter. send   over   to   the    Pub   when    we
On the campus, we took what we worked late; the Bill Grand issue of
called "the creative approach" to the Totem when Bill spent four hours
news. That i., if news wasn't hap- Setting a shot of Dr. Sedgewick that
poning,  we created  it. , is still the best camera study of him
I remember the day one of Council,   to date; the numbered edition of the
_""'" '         ' ""    -■--   unexpurgated   Arabian   Nights  which
was   reviewed     in   one     issue   and
. *    I*    • • promptly   disappeared   from   the   Art
jpeCiallZWg   IH Room into the bowels of the Library,
never  to  reappear.
Other memories: the annual Lib- since'
rary sweepstakes for which pubsters I've waived a
could run up the maximum fines,
•Sinclair was tops one year with $45);
the March of Slime was used x'o
present at Pep Meets; the Victoria
Invasion of "18 when one pubster
crawled    out    through   one   porthole   piece.
along   the  outside   of   the   ship,   and '    According to the etiquette of these
in   through  another,   (clad   in shorts);   column   titles,   I   think   I'm   supposed
ourselves  did  not  feel   that  we  had
exceeded the license usually allowed   etoul' 30- as l remember to work on
,   , , """'  tn   undereraduate'?    (Thurp    im   imi     the Ubyssey, or edit the Totem,  re-
probable pungency, compared  Vo the        unaugianuaie*.   unere   aie   urn- '
vtrsities in Eurcpa in which students hearse a players Club opus, write 12
are known to throw things at visiting term essflys and 8et to a lecture once
speakers.) in  a  while.  __.
"Equally embarrassing to us was the I Since 1938 I've worked for some
defense which other people put up fabuously tough editors, CP's dragon,
for us. While one ldt pf serious adults GUlis Purcell; New York Times' hard-
was denouncing us as Bolshevist,, bitten Harold Callender; Himie Kosh-
another lot was commending our evey, Bob Elson, but I don't think
noble defiance of Downing Street anV °f these gentry could be half
domination. as  withering  Vo  a  tremulous  under-
''I believe the poem was read in the grad cub reporter as Norman Hack-
House at Victoria as a horrib'e ex- j >'ig, Zee Erowne-Clayton, even the
ample of what UBC was coming to gentle John Cornish. And when we
and   I   believe   also   that   the   House   were doing for free, too!
ecializing in
"I was attracted by the writing,"
Ihe prof said, beaming in the directirn
of   the   Greek   phrases,
I explained that the woids were
not mine, but had been inscribed
by a fellow student. I mumbled something unconvincing about bring'ng
my wrong glasses, and urged him to
read it to me. The prof's face lcoked
"As nearly as it says anytlrng at
all," he told me, "it says 'struggle
the earthen pot will, in the future,
ihe stone garments notwithstanding.'
Good God what execrable Greek!
Who  wrote this muck?"
In spite of my rising gorge, loyally
to a fellow pubster prevented my
giving him away. But tho incident
was the basis cf definite complex
which has colored my attitude to
those   old   Ubyssey   columnists   ever
long time, Mr. Haggart, for a chance to strike back at
those gobbledygook pundits who
dominated the scene in our day. And
I hat's why I asked ycu to print
"XERANSIS"   as    the    title   of    this
just laughed.
"If more people had just laughed
we should have been far better
pleased. But a jes!er must always take
his chance of bsing boiled in «. il.*"
Yes, chums, it was great to be at
UBC, but it's greater still to be out
in the cold, cruel, coeksyed world.
See you all cut here somsdav.
Stationery   and    Printing   Co.
566 Seymour St.
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(Continued from Page 8)
Another law student, Hugh Ritchie, listed as "Law Society President" was always giving me squibs
about anonymous friends in the law
society, who, when checked, always
turned out to be himself. He said
any publicity was good publicity for
the infant club—but I guess he's
learning now to keep such gossip
out of the newspapers for his clients.
Lionel Salt, now assistant city
editor of the News-Herald, used to
be labelled frequently as '"rotund
pubster." Once he retorted to a new
student from England, who said he
was from Eton, that he was from
"eatin' too much."
June Whitley, new a prominent
actress in Hollywood, well-known
especially for her career on the
Lux Radio Theatre  is mentioned
the German exchange student we used   to  offer  no  clue,   but   imply   that   all,   having been one of those who made
to interview that same year each time
Hitler made his last territorial demands and took another slice of
territory; the occasion when one
brave junior editor (feminine) tried
the   coke   and   aspirin   routine   and
• as   who
the   cognoscenti   will   know   what   I : history   at   a   pub   party
mean.  Well,  nuts to  that. ."Xeransis," j didn't?)
recording   to    my   dictionary,    means j It says in "Joseph Joseph" a corny
"; iccai'ion;  n  drying up."  And  at  this \ column I  u.'ad to write aho anonv-
long   last,
I'll  do.
I   think   that's   just   what
inously,   as   a   rival   to   Mary   Ann,
that Jack Margeson, Greek student.
and editor, and now on the staff
of the University of Toronto, had
not been wearing his Zete pin lately,
so that meant that not. one of the
brothers still had theirs. But of
course they always said they had it
on another suit.
Maybe it would be just as well
to delete mention of all the ethers
who made the Mary Ann columns
in those days, They might do a
repeat of the onslaughts they used
to make on the pub, waving
Ubysseys angrily and wanting to
know who and where the — —
I   Mary Ann was.
The funniest part cf all however,
was that no matter how  unmistak-
,   ably I labelled anyone, at least half
j   a dozen would take effeme and de-
j   mand    retraction.    Or   else   half    a
dozen   would   bask   happily   in   the
caf and murmur "Look. I nv.u'e the
Mary Ann column!"
I ju:t  used to hide a vay  under t'a-2
uiiitcr   or   in   tlie   i.lK.ne   Ik nth   i.i
the   pub   and   think   to   myself   that
the "shoe fits" an awful lot of peoph'! Saturday,  December 11,  1948
Page 11
Huckster terry Shies
At Long-tot gotten Type
A .
Jack, Once God, Proven Clav-footed;
Trades Honest Living for Hucksferdom
Editor-in-Chief, 1946-47
So they sit me down at a typewriter and take my picture.
Across Irom me, on all sides of me, sit the Pub immortals,
the Pub Almighty. And they say, blithely, to me, (a traitor, a
huckster) — write something.
And don't think it's easy.
Sheepish grins are exehinged
with the old sweats—all of 'them
grown fat with confidence in their
professional newspapermen careers,
THEY pound the typewrite, s, light
their pipes, and look serenely c.v-
fident. But I sit and sip the p-etty
flowers, kindly provided by a IS .8,
sophisticated Pub.
What can a huckster write about
fr 1    would-be   newsmen''    Sli.Vin*
hucksters knows in his Ubyssey soul
that he is V.uly an ILLEGITIMATE
child of  the Publications Eoard,
But tlie Pub radio,- surely as old
as original sin itself, blares forth
jr.y.7 as it always did . . . lulling
me   into   sentimental   rcminiscienee.
The day  the dam broke ...  no,
that  won't do  .  ,  .  that was  s_mo
other great writer.
TIC tirhe whenail the Pub 3 liters
' it   hr dw  up  t'ie  pies-es  wat'ng
7K W
sf%      - ,<?
ANNUAL WiT-MATCil hold each year in goon issue tests
incoming editor'! ingenuity at dreaming up zany shot for reign-
passing ceremony. No repeat ceremonies are permitted. Above
present editor Ron Haggart receives Thoth benediction from
retiring ed, Don Ferguson in vacant niche lie discovered.
iir a reporter to check in with a
lead story . . . hours went by . , .
the "Prasses" waited . . . still no
story ... the publisher sweated . ..
the editors waited . ., and waited . . .
and waited ... the paper had to fcq
to bed. The "Prasses" rolled. The
reporter? He'd gone to the Library
(the old, single-wing formation) to
Intermission—or      have      they
changed ALL the washrooms?
Buddha-like, serenely-fat newsmen, sits across frcm me and ponds
But hucksters can remember
when Buddha was so overdiafied
with Totem deficits that he had to
sell all his wordly belongings, namely records and record-pi: yer, to
enter the RCAF without criminal
The same fat, sex-funded, paternoster Pubster who spent en? whole
iemei'tcr sequestered in Totem office with pilfered (nay, long overdue, by technical oversight) library
honks. Mabel was not able to the
And also across from bartard—
huckster sits fabulous, fruit-salad
iuhimnist, latterly CBC cheesecake
purveyor—solemnly writing interpretations of Spring plays for long
forgotten  by even FGC.
In the distance of the uniquely-
odored Pub in the depths of old
Brock Hall, newspaperman (Mark
Ubyssey 1930s strives to write something without refining it into CBC
n.dioi oom-regulated   reports.
But eld, old, old Pubsters are no
inspiration—they sit and talk of
mundane things like former fellows new thriving on French black-
market—alas, a'as, traitors all. No
Hearsts or Southams or Cromies or
Luces they. Not even Belkin-;,
Pub-centred upon JTS colt U-Desk
-■watches eld Pubsters dream, listens to old Pubsters remember unprintable or no-public-intcrest stories. But no COLUMN.
Only tha Pierre Mae'c.m Bertons,
thc Lister. CBC Sinclairs, the Lionel
Herald Baits, the Dick CBC Elsons,
the Osborne PRO Durkins, the Stu
Life Keatcsi, the Bill Colonist Gaits,
ole. have right to write COLUMNS.
Huckster Huckster gives up Ghost.
All these years on Pub are but unprintable, publicly-unintercstintg,
personal   memories.
In clcs'ng—Gcd Bless Tho Daily.
Uby.-'sey—Preserve It From The
Currant of  the Time.
Happy Birthday To A Lusty Brat
President, UEC  Student Council
It is a pleasure to send The Ubyssey a
message of congratulations on the occasion
of its ')0th anniversary.
Simae 1.H8, The Daily Ubyssey has been
providing an unparalleled service to the
campus and its ac'uviiios. To appreciate the
quality ol this .service, we have only to imagine our position if there were no campus
Thirty years a::'o The Ubyssey was just
an irreverent and iusly infant, and today,
despite  its venorabk   ag-\ it  is just  as fresh
and impudent as ever (I cannot say it still
carries the blush of innocence).
It is interesting to note, looking through
the ghostly files of yesterday's editions, to
see that twenty years ago, even as today, its
editors were condemning Students' Council
for high handed autocracy, and twenty/five
years ago, were calling for development of
a college spirit.
May they long continue to provide con-
siruvtive criticism, amusing entertainment,
and inspiring leadership.
Happy Birhday, Dear Daily Ubyssey.
Grantham Unhappy Victim
Of Misunderstanding
(Continued from Page 9)
by youthful idealism to take the
League of Nations and the Pact of
Paris seriously, and to them it seemed
that military training was inappropriate to university life, Each of
these traditions had its bearing on the
events of 1931.
And so strong was the editor's
oedipus complex that, it must now
be confessed, for the sake of Alma
Mater he was prepared to put free
speech in chain and might have been
persuaded even to act as executioner.
For President Klinck explained that
Ubyssey support was embarrassing
him in delicate negotiations with a
cabinet some members of which apparently did not appreciate student
advice on how to run  the province.
To The Ubyssey, the proposal of
depression-minded politicians to slash
the university budget was a battle
challenge that must be taken up if
a state-supported institution was to
be worthy of the name of university.
But in the circumstances, when the
President kindly  though  very firmly
ordered his allies of the press to leave
the field, the editor was net minded
to raise any question of student self-
government of self-speech.
Though The Ubyssey fell officially
silent, columnists and letter-writers
directed pot-sho'ts at Victoria. But
Dr. Klinck had expected a complete
"cease fire." Whether the editor
would have complied had he understood this requirement must remain
one of those ' interesting questions
with which history is replete.
And the history of this affair might
have been different had Dr. Klinck
heard an explanation, but in his absence from the campus Dean Brock
had his authority to suspend the
editor from the campus for two weeks
— Dean Brock, who kept1 a file of
Ubyssey editorials with objectionable
passages marked in red, and ..who on
a previous occasion had made plain
hir. disapproval of criticism of the
Officers' Training Corps. The editor
hod never realized how bad a character he \&as until Dean Brock en-
ligiitened  him.
Reputations Besmirched
This reputation v/as soon made
dark by bjame on the editor for
venturing back on the campus one
night to confer with t'he Student
Council, whose genuine Scottish
president, Don Hutchinson, thereupon
courageously took responsibility. For
council had arranged the visit, and
all concerned were sworn to secrecy, |
and which of tho wretched solons
ratted, thc editor was never able to
find out.
After the AMS lawyer, Sherwood
lomacy arranged for the editor's return at the end of the week, a new,
crisis was caused by that Sense of
Responsibility which sometimes ob- I
sesses student editors and councillors, with consequences that can be
About this time beautiful calla
lilies front the University of Manitoba's    student    new.spaper    inspire:!
shades to be drawn in the pub and
the corpse of Free Speech to be laid
vpon an improvised bier, mourned by
blaek-gowned scribes and visited by
a reverent throng of the campus
public, To the editor this ceremony
seemed slightly premature, but it was
a lovely wake.
For despite rumours that tho citadel of free speech had been surrendered, the agreement with -tlie
President was simply that controversy would be suspended pending
investigation of the status of The
Ubyssey by a committee of faculty
and students.
Worried by these rumors, the editor explained the matter to the campus, carefully refraining from any
expression of opinion. To Dr. Klinck,
this was clearly a breach of agreement and must be repaired by a
statement to that effect in the next
Historical Question Marks
To the rub-!o.s, It seemed likely
that'John Witk'es and William Lyon
MacKenzie had struggled for a free
press irt vain. So that time might be
gained for finding a way out of this
dilemma,'The Ubyssey was not published that night.
Again a question mark stares from
Iho \v\pes: of history. What in (lib
solon had rallied to Tho Ubyssey's
aid? But seized with the not'on that
the newspaper must crmo out lliey
:-'cp.t Margaret Mu'rhcad to beard tl o
pubsters in their den. No more persuasive an emissary ever went on a
foul errand, but not oven she could
r.plit editor and staff. She was permitted to depart with life and dignity  intact.
Then the staff resigned en bloc,
'-ui   the   editor   rejected   this  gesture.
For if tyros tock over, what would
happen to The Ubyrsey's standards?
And might not fratmen use this op-
r't'turity  to  seize  centra!?   Unmoved
by those demonstrations of solidarity
i J
: r.d public spirit, the solons dis-
i:ii::-.'d   iiip   chief   scribe.
1 With Himie Korhevoy in charge,
tho pubsters began pressing (shades
of Shfdlu Etaicin. a pun?) for vindication of their ex-editor. The ex-
editor left his personal cause to the
students whose interests he had tried
to servo. But t'he novelty of ■ the
affair having worn off. Maurice Des-
briray. undertaking his last crusade,
could tn t get an Alma Mater Society
Whatever its errors of tactic, perhaps thc pub had strengthened an
old  and  rather  sound  tradition.
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tho blue Burberry coat from the
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mixer Fri. afternoon, please phone
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turn it in to Ln.-,t and Found,
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FT.    SKIS.    M'H.ES, Page 12
Saturday, December 11, 1948
-Photo by ARTRAY
VIEW TO THE FUTURE is ever-present in the home of President-Emeritus Dr. L. S. Klinck.
From his West Vancouver living room windows, the campus he helped create is dominant in the
scene. There Dr. Klinck dreams today of the fut<W$-of Ihousands of young Canadians, as 30
years ago he laid that future's foundations in his dreams of a campus which today is a reality.
'Great Trek' President
Shares Ubyssey Birthday
Ubyssey 1939-40
Thirty years ago, when the Daily Ubyssey was born, Dr.
Leonard S. Klinck took over the reins of government at UBC
as acting president following the death of beloved President
F. F. Wesbrook.
Today, retired from active leader-*-
thip, President Emeritus Klinck keeps
has gone down in faculty tradition as
,                    ..        „       , ~      .TV  well as one of the greatest achieve-
a close eye on the campus for which        "	
,     .      , .       , . . ,   .     „ . 0-   ments in the University's brief, color
he fought and on which he spent 25  , , ,, ,
years of devoted effort
On a sun-drenched West Vancouver
hillside, his modern bungalow front's
ful history.
Dr.    Klinck
will   hint,   when   he
talks over old  times with  a  visitor,
English  Bay.  Dominant  in  tha  view, at   internal   battles.   There   was   the
from his living room window is-the   lo"g war ov«r the Faculty of Arts and
Science—to move it to Point Grey or
to keep it in the city area.
There was the long fight' over the
construction   of   the   Pure   Science
Building—to be finished first in ord-
tiiamonded   >r rain-greyed  waters  to   inary builders' brick instead of gran-
the campus. Iit€'  because  government funds  were
He may be praised fcr tho pride ,
in his glance It is the samo pride j
which   calls   him   acioss   the   waters   were   many   others-   now   hidden   in
Often, as he sits leading, or works
in the garden he carved himself from
fin "absolute will ecru-ss four years
ago," Dr. Klinck git ices across sun
Both   those  battles  were' won.
regularly to take his official place at
University functions.
Both Dr. Klinck and the Ubyssey
bojan their careers befoTe there was
.'.i Point Grey campus. They smarted
—Dr. Klinck a few jv.ars earlier than
your publication—in the Fairview
"There were comparatively few who
Ihought the University would survive
in those clays 30 years ago," the
President-Emeritus will reminisce.
'"Probably there were more than a
few who hoped it wouldn't."
university records. There were battles to encourage small projects, while
major ones were demanding funds
and aid.
''Sometimes, you know, a University President has to be a bit of a
dictator," Dr. Klinck twinkles. "You
can't progress always by hearing only
the greater needs. Much of our battle was fought not on broad principles, but on minor things. Popular
opposition was so strong then."
missionnaires   were   stationed   at   the
liiy pond.
Their function? In Dr. Klinck's own
words: "Not to prevent thc bodily
immersion of undergraduates, but to
protect University property — namely,
the hedge that surrounds  the pool."
The President-Emeritus is shy of
making predictions. He recalls with
a smile his own prediction, years ago,
that he would be "agreeably surprised" if the Faculty of Agriculture
had 50 students by the time he was
ready to retire (in 1944).
But "The University has a very
great future," he muses, gazing out
from his living-room window. ''I
have always thought so, even when
I had no way to know what it was
all about.
"There are great difficulties still to
overcome. But we will do it. The
rapid development in faculties, departments, even in courses, indicates
the increasing breadth of public
"That is the great difference, when
I look back to the disinterest and
opposition  of  30  years ago."
Sexy Murals Litter
Were Pub of Thirtiesl
CBC News Chief Recoils Old Days
When Sport Page Edged Lectures At Gotel
Ubyssey Sports Editor, 1934
When Ron Haggart called me the other afternoon to write I
a piece about my impression of the Ubyssey of the middle
thirties I was a bit startled when I realized I had to think backl
13 years.
The   flashbacks  came   in   bits  and§> —-—
UBC had a housing problem in its
first post-war years. Dr. Klinck solved
it the way Dr. MacKenzie has solved
l\™l™L"f\,senlt dr,T:ihe current °ne: he appeaied to the
"Co-operation was so great we ac-
stances   following  the   close   of   the
First  World War  warranted  the attempt,  that there was  any  agitation
to move to Point Grey."
In   those   years   before   the   move,
tually had more homes than students
to fill them," he recalls.
Then,   once   on   the   Point'   Grey
President,   during   the   Great   Trek
camapign,   Dr.   Klinck   had   actually
while he was Dean of Agriculture and  campus,    there   was   initiation.   Asi
Professor   of   Agronomy,   Dr.   Klinck
was believing in the future, believing
in the present sit'e. For two years, he't^en  part,  addressing  students dur-
spent his summers in a tent on the   ing the ■ "ceremonies,"  to help  make
stump-covered   area,   dreaming   and   lho cjty University-conscious.
plann:ng ahead. jn   those   days,   initiation   was   big
He is a modest man. He deprecates news, students agreed, in the general
his part with a wry "Perhaps when interest, to suppress "the more nox-
I came to UBC during the war, I was  ious features."
just too unsophisticated to realize it'    But wlth a useful uiy.pond in front
wouldn't pull through. I of  the Library on the new campus,
INSIDE FIGHTS | things began to go out of hand. Dr.
He says little of the long fight to   Klinck was forced to drop his part' in
move   the   campus—a   fight   which   initiation,   and   two   stalwart   Com-,
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Song Book
Dave Morton's varsity song
book with over 200 college
songs and music will soon be
available to students.
Morton and his associates h&ve been
working for several months over the
details of the bocjk gaining permission
to use copyright music. Only one
publisher hasn't  "come across."
The book, is to be sponsored by the
Book Store for the next five years.
They are to underwrite the costs of
publication and all other costs for
five years. At the end of that time
Council will admnister all copies remaining from the 3500 copies to be
Morton hopes the book will be able
to be sold for between a dollar and
a dollat fifty.
pieces . . . De Poe murals , . . typing
out missed lecture notes on the clay
after press day . . . dirty coffee cups
. . . Rhoedde's printing plant . . .
very old and very much used cuts of
Jim Bardsley . . . long debates on the
muke-up of the sports page , . . and
the goon issue.
During the period I worked on the
Ubyssey between 1934 and 1937 was
the time of St. John Madeley, Day
Washington, Zoe Browne Clayton,
Norman Hacking, Dorwin Baird, Norman De Poe, Nancy Miles, Ken Grant,
Kemp Edmonds, John Cornish, Mont>
Fotheringham, Dorothy Cummings,
Bob King, John Daughinee, Jim MacFarlane, Peggy Higgs, Joyce Cooper/
Margaret Ecker, Jim Beveridge, Lloyd
Hobden, Don McDonald and Chris
The pub was then in the auditorium
building—a small and rather disorderly room and very much unlike the
modern newsrooms of the present-
day Ubyssey. We went to press twice
a week: on Monday night and again
on Thurday night—the job being done
at first at the Reeder plant in Kerrisdale and later at' the Roedde shop on
The editorial staff did not begin to
compare in size with that of today;
in fact the sports department conscripted almost anyone the editors
could find on press day to help fill
up the back page.
Lectures were out for sports staffers
on Mondays and Thursdays. It was
a wild scramble to grab up every
available bit of copy, rush down to
Ihe printing plant and work there
until late evening. We were very much
make-up conscious in the sports department. The page was adorned with
huge black streamers, large stars,
italics; in general it was a completely
uninhibited use of type. The editor-
in-chief allowed us a free hand and
our only limiting factor was lack of
money to buy new cuts. Because of
this a regular feature was a shot of
Jim Bardsey in basketball garb. That
appeared at least once a week. Bob
Osborne ran him a close second.
It would be wrong to say that the
times there were creative forces at
pub office was a tidy place but at
work in the person of Norman De
Poe. His news room murals are still
spoken of whenever pubsters of the
30's gather.
One memory is distinct—at least to
a point. It was the night Norman
Hacking, Howard Jones and I put
the flnal'spring goon issue of 1937 to
bed. It is wise not to go into details
but I think my two colleagues will
agree that it would have been better
if someone had put us to bed at the
same time.
Another pub party is recalled—one
at the old tea rooms on Marine Drive.
There is just one statement I would
like to make now to Frank Turner,
the two Frank Perry's and Norm
Hacking. I did not steal that stuffed
Anti "Red" Union
Snakehips Dodge;
Battling BURP;
Goes to Blazes
Editor, The Totem,  1944-45
Lost and forgotten under tht
old files that lie decaying in
corner of the pub is a mouldj
piece of copy paper bearing th«
device of a coke bottle ramp-j
ant on a field printers inkl
Haunting proudly the motto|
"Stuum Est."
This, unless the same crest still
survives where it was carved in thl
oak of the Auditorium press table
is the last remaining record of thl
only union the Ubyssey's reporter!
ever had.
That was in the dark days of 194
when a raging redhead named Dinal
and  "Snakehips"   ruled   a   miniaturl
Hades in the Pub, aided in the torturl
of hapless cub reporters by her brutf|
news manager, Mardee.
What words can describe the lifj
of a freshman journalist in thc
times? Staggered by the brutal pur
ishment of 80 minute, 8:10 a.m. led
tures, what hope had he to escajp
both the swift engulfment of the COB
and the slower, more horrifying fa|
that waited in the Pub.
From the ranks of this frightene
group stepped brilliant, crinkle-hairq
Ken Weaver. No fellow traveller
Weaver yet saw that only unitd
could he and his fellow sufferel
With swift decisiveness they rallid
round him, joining to a man in tl
organization he proposed. Then, as tl
Benevolent Union of Rambunctiol
Pubsters (BURP) they went forwal
together to lay their demands befo|
their  tormentors.
Some bare statement of the succd
of negotiations can be found in tl
Ubyssey's of the time. These stovi
disclose simply that the editors ill
guaranteed certain rights to th|
underlings, and had agreed to disco
tinue such feudal practices as meltil
assistant editors in the linos to mal
cheaper type and sharpening report^
wits in the pencil sharpener.
This ritual, when in its flow|
consisted of burning ceremonial co
paper in a sanctified wastebasll
Lord High Potentate Weaver muttJ
ed incantations. Then as the membl
danced grotesquesly around the fi|
coughing slightly because of
smoke, the Grand Wisier fed a r<|
headed effigy of Dinah to the flar
Members of the dauntless crew p|
formed also such feats as locking
editor's   office   from   the   inside
climbing out the window, after pil|
all  the  Pub  furniture  in  that
office, and burning the signs that t|
them to get their copy in on time
also burning the window sill.
When    at   the   Christmas    tea
its   leaders  were   made   editors,
BURP   found   its   backbone   brol^
and crawled  painfully into  the
to die. Saturday, December 11, 1948
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5ST UBYSSE#Y to hit campus was tiny tabloid which reported Frosh reception eight days
bfore and death of student in summer time. It was successor to literary magazines The Ubicee
id Anon, and although its editor promised a weekly beginning October 17, 1918, Volume One,
lumber Two did not appear until November 28. **.».^ *o0&j$ ]
oe Kinloch, Lover Of Machines
ies After 20 Years At UBC
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tscd away recently aftor a brief illness, Joe Kinloch, a hardy
pt who apprenticed in Glasgow, was well beloved by his red
■ted charges, during his 20 years on the Shop staff,
Joe Kinloch, favorite father to two
decades of University of B.C. Engineers, is dead,
The man who loved his machines
almost as much a.s he did his students
is mourned by 2500 undergraduate
applied science students and by countless thousands of practicing engineers
who learned their shop know-how
from  him  during his  years at  UBC.
He passed away Friday after teaching machine .shop practise at UBC for
the  past   20  years.  lie  was  GI.
He is survived by his wife, one son
and two daughters, all of Vancouver.
He left the university a little over
a   month  ago   due   to   ill   health.
He wa.s the youngest in a family
of 10 and left his home in Montrose,
Scotland at the age of 1G to serve his
Machinist's apprenticeship in Glasgow.
From there he travelled io Edinburgh and went to sea in tlie merchant   service   for   three   years.
He relumed lo Glasgow and worked
as a machinist for throe years. In
ti)12 he came to Canada and took
up   residence  in  Welland,  Ontario,
Later   he   moved   lo   Vancouver   and
came to UBC in 1928.
His passing i.s fell by members of
J ihe faculty anrl .students alike, for
I his quiet humor and friendly smile
I endeared him to many,
j —Photo by  Danny  Wallace
ill    '<
can   em
Ubyssey Sports Editor, 1946-47
"Come on back with all the old-timers and help us put out
our big Thirtieth Anniversary sheet, Laurie, you old Alum, you!"
Unconsciously my hand flew to my chin to; gently caress
those old white whiskers that suddenly seemed to result from
a hideous attack of old age. Yes, I guess I'm just an old has-
been, just another scribe without a sports page to put his
by-line on.
But gee Mom, does it ever feel good to crouch over this
old broken-down "copy-maker" over here in this familiar corner
of the Pub. And just as I was afraid of, it hasn't taken long
for hundreds of folios of nostalgic memories to creep up beside
me, demanding recognition.
Actually though, this isn't the first time that I have received
these little visitors into my new world after a "hard day at tha
office." Ye& verily, I must confess that even though my Alma
Mammy has untied her apron strings, I still had to come back
every Saturday afternoon to see that they were still there.
College Sport - Tie Thot Binds
I guess college is something that you're just not supposed
to forget, cause every time I wander back, there are hundreds
of others who have returned to the old fold to cheer on the
latest b^t§hr|i Thunderbirds. You see chilluns, it doesn't matter
by such! names as Pat McGeer, and Bobby Haas. In fact, you
reminisce about the games that have taken place there in earlier
Of course, that leads right into a pet theory of mine—this
business of college sport, I mean. There's no doubt about it
kids. The tie of college sport is a bond that just can't be broken.
It's the influence that links a man with his college throughout
his life.
I remember for instance one of those beautiful fall afternoons a few months ago when I sat in the Stadium cheering
on the Blue and Gold with a large supporting cast packing
the grandstand. Beside me was a rather energetic fan who informed me that he was of the class of '20.'
They Didn't Need o Stodium to Win
At half time, there being no one else to loose his energy on,
he turned to me. And for fifteen minutes, he talked of the days
when the Blue and Gold was running over the Rowing Club
fifteen in those Saturday rugger games. That Hugh Ross!!
What a man!! And Lou Hunter too!!
No, they didn't have any stadium in those days. In fact,
the University was still out in the Fairview district — "but we
had just as much spirit and some darn good teams too!"
That sort of spirit isn't hard to find. Hundreds of grads
look back at the terrific teams the Blue and Gold has turned
out in the past, just as they are doing today. Remember tho
days when Bob Osborne played on the championship UBC
basketball quintet. Even back in '39, Varsity was winning tha
odd game from Western Washington . . . back in the days of
Frank Turner and Captain Rann Matthison.
Victory Over Globe Trotters
And every student of UBC will always be proud of tha
mighty athlete of the cinders, Howie McPhee, who graduated
in 1940 with the Bobby Gaul Trophy on his'mantel, represented
Canada in the Olympics, set a new record . . . and then passed
away shortly after leaving the campus.
More recent graduates will remember the day that tho
'Bird hoop quintet managed to pull off a win over the mighty
Globe Trotters. Any recent grad can- brag of the winning
rugger teams of his year. We think of names like Johnny
Wheeler, Gerry Jenvey, and many more .such stars.
And even a grad of '48 can smile proudly at the memories
of the Canadian Collegiate championship basketball team l.d
by such names as Pal MrGeer, and Bobby Haas, In fact, you
just have to look at the Clover Leafs to see the stars of tha<
past couple of years,
And the graduates of 1.94!) will have their share of memory-
laden battles to take away with them, just a.s every class of
the past has. It's too bad that they make neswaper columns so
short, because when a fellow starts reminiscing, it's hard to
know where to stop. ,
I guess I don't have to add that we'll keep coming to the
old campus to watch the bearers of the Blue and Gold fight
for new honors. I was going lo ask that you remember to invi'o
us when you throw open tho doors of your new Memorial
Gymnasium, but on second thought, that won't be necessary.
Just try to keep us away. Page 14
Saturday,  December  11,  1948
Utter to the Editor
Sports Editor,
1 read with pleasure your article
in the Daily Ubyssey of November
19 "inviting sport-minded fans t'o
offer ideas and a.ig'gestions for
improving the "wees" of the Thunderbird Football team.
For your "humble consideration
1 'hereby submit a few suggested
improvements which I think may
help in a limited way. These suggestions have been prompted by
personal observation of the games
playecfrthis year and from my own
experience gained as a player of
Anierican football.
May I state at the beginning that
the following comments are intend-
erF £oley in a constructive sense and
for the purpose of instilling a greater, interest in the game,as a Whole.
The following are a few observations from recent games as regards
field tactics and mainly applicable
to /'players and coach.
(1) More recognition should be
giVen to the over-all strength of the
opposing team both defensively and
offensively. A freater knowledge
of this fact dictates the ftSeessity
of calling certain plays and adopting jmethods of defense and offense.
Tft cite an example—in the game
against the apparently stronger
team of the College of Idaho'our
quarterback lost important downs
by1 calling ptays which failed to
make necessary yardage. It appear-
that the opposition expected the
"pattern" play under ihe conditions
and as a result our two attempts
did not make the two yards for a
first down. Against a strong team it
seemed that a more unexpected play
was in order, but on the other hand
a .team like Linfield the "partem"
plays may have been successful,
<2) It seems that the greatest
room ^or improvement is a smart
quarterback to call unexpected plays
tis dictated by the strength -and
weakness of the opposition. True a
quarterback must gain experience
but a fighting team must not suffer at his expense. In this case it
is' the responsibility of the coach
i'o- call plays, or relay them to the'
quarterback. The coach is in a much
better-position ta spot the strengths
and weaknesses of the opposition
fi.rm the bench and hence he should
call practically every play when his
quarterback is in the process of
gaining experience. After alt, the
g^ime is wen or lost i'o a great extent on the unexpected play and
taking advantage of fumbles, blocked kicks and intercepted passes. .
<31 More alertness en the part of
the quarterback or tho tram a.s a
whole i'o spot opposuig players
who arc font lip to replaca men
in Ihe lino. Aw.irpness of this fact
at onto calls for plays thrush
\,'i aim-".«•, In i recent cjanio il scorns
(hut this was not noticed and our
team attempted 3 incomp'oie. passes
r.i.d the 4th down kick whereas
hue plays through apparent weakness would have been more effective,
i X More I'ciilacements in the line
a1- the players weaken considerably
;n Ihe ,'lrd and 4th quarters. Hence,
wider these circumstances in the
last half, line buck plays should bo
; \ a lvinimum and end run', short
anal lateral passes should predominate.
'ii) More fight in blocking, for
tlie backfield men and the ball
carriers   themselves.
oil A greater variety in passing
i lays involving at loa.-t three or
fi ui'  potential   receivers.
17) Plays involving more faking
and ball handling by the backfield
men and attempting long pas-os; on
l*t nnrl L'nel ctewns especially in the
! isi  half.
(8) Untiring practice and repetition
of complicated plays to acquire perfection iii tjjftfrig and execution.
To create an interest in football
on thJ6vcafflPUs there should be e
means of attracting eligible player
material by such inducement's as
offering athletic scholarships and
granting academic credits. Freshmen, . especially, who show a keen
interest in the game should be given
every encouragement to participate
and to continue active playing
throughout their university careers.
Football has a great future at
l?B,C with its foundations already
laid. It deserves every possible "support and assistance from the students'
and staff because it serves as a great
means of keeping up the old college spirit.
I trust that these few^emarks and
ideas may in ome small measure
be of help,
Yours TOaly,
J.  T.  Chubra.
  , „     „ -Photo by ARTRAY
HOARY-HEADED ttien of Thoth like these old pubster of yesteryear manned the Daily
Ubyssey city desk to turn out Thirtieth Anniversary edition this week. Left to right are
Tubby Salt, Jimmy MacFarlane, Diclj Elson, Laurie Dyer, Jack Ferry.
in a dancing dress that captures the
holiday mood . . . your shoulders bare,
or barely covered . . . your skirt a whirl of
taffeta, marquisette, crepe, metallic . . .
a sparkling, star-dusted dress from The
Kindling Moire romance dress
with lace-edged bodice, merest
.stole,' dramatic -red rose at. the
bosom, Black, size 11.       29.50
College Shop, Third Floor
Satin  Sandals    Black,    5%-0.
Women's   Shoes,   Main   Floor
INCORPORATED   27? MAY 1670. Saturday, December 11,  1948
Page 15
Associate — Frank Turner
Sports Snaps
By Frank Turner
Smarts Editor, 1937-38
After several years of "straight"
writing, it is a pleasure to swing
into "sportese" and dash off a nos-
elgic note en things Athletic and
collegiate. Resurrecting my old
Ubyssey sport column head is aW
most enough to make me want to
dislodge Mr. Jack Lee frcm his
present office in the Administration
building and start another one of
those formerly endless games of
black jack in that old "Pub" centre.
Mind you, black jack (played for
chips and educational amusement
only!) wasn't the only form of
iNercise indulged in by healthy
(pronounced "printer-pale") pubsters in those days, All sport staff
members were always able to lean
out the window with the phone.
Body Juggling
Aside from mental gymnastics—
we became quite adept at juggling
available bodies around to ensure
;hat we had. at least one reporter
covering every ten games played
; ny day—the sports' clan whipped
up a fearlens "Sportorial" or two,
and carried .on a ceaseless battle
with the ''lo.ig-haired" group which
cluttered up the "News" side of the
Pub office. And as we wandered in
and cut of dressing rooms, tnd the
gym during thc early part of the
'"Van Vliet Era" on thc campus,
we had the privilege of reporting
on the feats of seme of UBC's
greatest athletes.
While the.o were many outstanding men who played for T.uinder-
bird teams in the middle and late
thirties, several are worthy of
special mention. In English Rugby,
the late Hawie McPhee end his
biilliam 105-yard climax run will
long hc remembered as will wing-
nian Strat Leggatt and his dri/ing
side-line streaks to the goal - line.
Other members of the rugger wonder teams of that era inclu !,ed reliable and cne-time capla'n. Harry
Person, as well as the ch'rg'ng,
vicious-tackling, and lo.ag-kicking
fullback Johnny Bird,
Honest Tom
In football, swivel-hipped Tommy
Williams (who swept into Students'
Council one year on the s'ogan
"Vote for Honest T.C.") must be
listed with UBC's mythical immortals, along with that quiet and efficient end and pnter, Johnny Pearson.
In basketball, the late genial and
always-considerate George "Joe"
Pringle must be included as one of
UBC's all-time greats and one ef
Alma Mater's finest sportsmen.
During these years, the late Art
"Burp" Willoughby, Ralph "Hunk"
Henderson, the late Bill "Ducky"
Swan, Rann Matlhison and Jim
"Bugs" Bardsley became household
names in the hoop world. And Art's
"clutch" long shot that nwished
through the hoop at the Forum
.'iftor the final gun sounded in the
'27 title scries not only broke the
backs of Windsor Fords (UPC won
the Canadian title that year) but it
also broke all records for spine-
tingling climaxes in the hoop sport.
Dashing Howe
In track, the la<e Howie McPhee
became UBC's and Canada's greatest sprint star of the day. After
tying the world's dash record, likeable and modest Howie represented
the Dominion in the Berlin Olympics.
These are but a few Alumni who
were the campus heroes of a decade
ago, just a few of the ones that happen to be recalled at the moment.
There were hosts of others—many
of whom have just as much claim
to fame.
None of the outstanding athletes
of. the day could ever hope; to compote with sport staff members.
*?vt in black jack. Not in the Pub
r.'Jice.   No   Sir!
Yule Sport Cord:
Favored Vandals Visit for PCC
Hoopla Pair Here December 21,22
Sports Reporter, 1945
Basketball highlight during the Christmas period will be
the two game series between the University of Idaho Vandals ,win be treated t0 their first taste
and the Thunderbirds.
The vandals, rated as strong con.^"
attempt to improve offensive power.
E'ig things are expected of John
Forsyth and his step-away pivot shot.
Big John was the outstanding 'Bird
in the Washington game and is the
leading scorer on this year's team
with  a  respectable 11  point average.
The first game, Tuesday, December
21, will be switched to the Arencx in
New   Westminster.   Royal   City   fans
The 'Birds, after gaining experience
tenders for the Parific Coast Con- in ^^ games against the Webfoots
ference crown next spring, will bring and Huskies, are pointing to the series
fifteen   men   from   Moscow   for   thc
of   collegiate   basketbasl.
On Wednesday, December 22, the
scene changes to Vhe UBC gymnasium.
Tickets go on sale for the second game
at the office of the Graduate Mana-
and are working out daily. Pomfret ger 0f Athletics on. Fonday, Decemger
two same series on December 21 and nas been drilling the team on fast 13. Student prices are 60 cents re-
22. breaks and pattern formations in an  scrbed, 35 cents rush.
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Saturday, December 11, 1948
LONG JOHN Forsyth looks good for Yule hoop double header
with Idaho Vandals December 21 and 22.
Attention Ole Bakken
After having read with enthusiasm about the number of imported
football players that will bolster
the 'Birds team for the Olympic
football games, I would like to offer a suggestion of a coach to help
Don Wilson. I was wondering, Ole,
if you remember a few years back
when a prominent sportsman in
Vancouver induced a star eastern
football player to come west and
promote the game. I am speaking of
Mr. Orville Burke, and I am proposing that he be invited Vo help coach
our Olympic team. Immediately, you
would say that Mr, Burke is an advocate of the Canadian game but I
know from good authority that
Mr. Burke has attended numerous
lectures under Frank Leahy of
Notre Dame and that he knows the
American code thoroughly. I believe
that his presenece would stimulate and give confidence to the
Yours  in  remembrance  that  this
is not an ordinary Evergreen game,
A   'Hopeful'   football   player.
Meet 'Birds
"Best  in   U.S."  Soy
Colifornians; But
UBC Looks Good
The University of California
blademen, "Golden Bears" visit
Vancouver on December 20th
to tackle UBC's Thunderbirds.
This game represents the biggest inter-collegiate competition of the year. The American
squad, hailed as second best in
the U.S., are a powerhouse organization packed with experience.
The orange eater's are coached by
Julius Schroeder, an ex-hockey great.
His squad is a har# checking, fast
breaking outfit which lost only 5-4
to the Coast League Oakland Oaks,
in an exhibition game.
Their starting line-up will find the
nation's number one inter-collegiate
puck stopper, Ian Watson, in goal.
At the defenses will be Ron Robinson, a sensational new-comer from
Calgary, Alberta and Hugh Duberly,
a holdover from last season. The front
line will bc composed of Terry Col-
linson, a standout in practice thus
far, and Eric McDonald, another
Canuck, at the wings, and Roy Brad-
the, a high-scoring letterman from
last season, at centre.
The team i.s made up entirely of
Canucks or transplanted Northerners.
One Vancouver player, Irving Bruser,
is on  the  'Bears  roster.
Their alternate line finds Ed Felkel
and Sandy Dymtrow—a pair of
bruisers—on defense. The forward
line is composed of Jim Mclntyre,
and Bruce Watson on the wings and
Bernie Wylie at centre. Wylie, 17, is
their youngest player, hc hails from
Calgary where he was tabbed as an
outstanding junior.
Fourteen 'Bears will make the trip
north where they play two games,
They take on Nanaimo at the Island
City on Saturday, December 18, and
the locals on Monday, December 20.
Every organization on the campus
is urged to back up this effort. The
game warrants the attendance of
every student. Tickets are now on
sale at the office of the Graduate
Manager at a special rate. Choice
seats are reserved for 3000 students
for only 50 cents each. The band,
cheerleaders, and majorettes will be
on hand. Game time is Monday, December 20, 8:30 p.m, at the Forum
Peter S. Mathewson
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West 1619-L-l
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