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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 59
Dave Brousswii, Plant Victorious
In Close AMS Election Contest
-Daily Ubyssey Photo by Bill Wallace.
SMILE OF VICTORY crossed the face of Dave Brousson
Wednesday as a neck-and-neck political campaign brought him
presidency of UBC Student Council. He is shown here receiving
congratulations from defeated candidate Dave Williams.
Heliocopter To Shower
Campus With Propoganda
Pamphlets, free tickets — and bodies will rain down onto
the campus today at noon from a heliocopter as the latest stunt
to advertise the forthcoming Farmer's Frolic.
Jack Caplette, third year Aggie will
Frosh Debating
Trials Held Feb. 6
Tryouts for Frosh students wishing
to take part in the debate between
UBC and Victoria College are slated
for Friday, February 6 from 2:30 to
5:30 p.m. in the Double Committee
Room of Brock Hall.
The resolution for the tryout will
be "Resolved that the capital of
B.C. be moved from Victoria to
Vancouver." Hopeful aspirants may
support either side, according to their
desires, and from the group four
will be chosen to represent UBC.
Two debaters will stay in Vancouver while two will journey to
Victoria and attempt to wrest the
cup from the Victoria team.
The rules of the debate limit participation to Freshman students only.
Any student who has taken Senior
Matriculation and is now taking a
second year course in considered
eligible for  the  debating  team.
Next Thunderbird
To Be 'Gigantic'
Biggest issue yet is planned by
The Thunderbird, undergraduate
campus magazine, as a climax to Volume III, but speedy creative production by student authors is needed to
make it possible, Editor John Wardroper said Monday.
Scheduled for publicatioon March
16 is a 36-page issue, including a four-
page illustrated section.
"Now is the time for so far undiscovered writers to reveal themselves," Wardroper said. "In fact, they
don't even have to do that. They can
slip down to the north basement of
the Brock and drop their contributions into our box."
The magazine is open to a wide
variety of work: short stories (preferably under 2,000 words), light ot
learned essays, humorous sketches,
light and serious poetry.
Poetry entries are eligible for a
$25 prize offered by a downtown
bookseller, the winner to be decided
by popular vote.
Cartoons are sought from artist
types, and the magazine will welcome
other art ideas.
,Part of the space in the illustrated
section is already allottted, but high-
class photographs are sought from
those who express themselves with a
All contributions must be accompanied by the author's name and address, and biographical Information
should be supplied. Deadline is February 14.
thwart the laws of gravity by leaping
out of the 'copter at 5,000 feet and
attempting to land on the lawn of the
Arts building. He will be accompanied
by a parachute.
On the way down Caplette will pass
pamphlets advertising the Aggie
Dance and free tickets which will be
tossed from the plane.
After dumping its load the helicopter will also land on the Arts lawn
for the inspection of curious students.
While the campus is being bombarded from above, the show will be completed by a parade marching clown
the Main Mall.
Horses, tractors, farm wagons and
the first year Aggie band will all take
part in the extravaganza ot publicize
Friday night's get-together at "Henry's
Corner" (the Armory).
—Daily Ubyssey Photo by Jack Law
Mary Leiterman
In Race
For Junior Member
Co-ed Mary Literman joined
the race for Student Council
junior member Wednesday,
making the contest a three-
cornered fight.
She joins Bob Currie and Ian McKenzie in tlie election battle to be
decided next week.
As a freshette, Miss Leiterman took
part in the Frosh debates with Victoria College and is at present a member of the Parliamentary Forum.
In an executive capacity, she holds
membership in the Arts Undergrad
uate Society and the USC.
In addition to the oratorial and desk
work involved in these positions, she
takes an active interest in sports,
putting a life-saving class through
their paces  once  a week.
Soap Derby
Turns Quad
To 'Racetrack'
Only One Entrant
Finishes Joker Meet
Pretty UBC co-eds unwary
enough to be caught on the
Quad Wednesday noon lifted
the numerous folds of their
"new look" skirts and ran for
The Joker's soap box derby
was on.
The Joker's Club latest innovation
to publicize the forthcoming "Kiddies
Bawl" turned the Brock Road, West
Mall and the Quad into "a treacherous racing course" for the mud
Lined up at the starting point were
an assortment of converted wagons
and mobilized soap cartons each with
a driver and rear-engine "guaranteed
at one man power".
Interference of an Aggie sound
truck delayed the starting gun, however, when the announcer urged
spectators to retire to "Henry's Corner" (Armories) for the Aggie noon
The race underway, students no
longer needed urging as they made
for cover, with the velocipedes in
hot pursuit.
A number of "engines" gave out a-
they began ascending the quad toward the main mall. Mechanics claimed an impure mixture of alcoholic
content caused the failure.
Other more resourceful racers bent
a line on the rear fender of race director Jim Clark's car and waved
gaily to "the cheering throng" as
they were speedily escorted over
the course.
Driver Dick Ellis and partner Al
Beesley were unanimously voted
winners. They were the only men to
finish. The two will receive free
tickets to the Jokers' Kiddy Bawl at
the Commodore.
Meanwhile Jokers plan a bigger
and better Soap Box Derby next
Underhill Ejects
Caf Card Players
Caf manager Frank Underhill took
the law into his own hands yesterday
afternoon, when he ejected card players from four Greek tables in the
Underhill found it necessary to
take action due to the overcrowded
He said it was the job of the AMS
Discipline Committee to see thai' the
caf was not turned into a bridge
club. He suggested that offenders
be fined.
Coldwell Supports
Marshall Plan
Toronto, February 5— (CUP)— In an
address to the University of Toronto's
CCF club last week, M. J. Coldwell
urged support of the Marshall Plan
"provided there are no political strings
Calling for Canadian support of
the plan Coldwell warned that any
attempt to impose conditions which
might affect the political structure
of Western European countries would
invite chaos.
Here is a poll-by-poll tablulation of how students voted in
Wednesday's Student Council elections.
Williams I
Poll No. 1 ....
Poll No. 2 ...
Poll No. 3 ...
Poll No. 4 ....
Poll No. 5 ...
Advance Poll
Totals . 2580 2289 1831 1952 1140
Key to polls:l, law and commerce, Brock Hall; 2,
agriculture; 3, second, third and fourth year arts, home
economics ,nursing, teacher training and physical education,
auditorium; 4, first year arts and first and second year
applied science, armory; 5, science, all other years, science
Nancy Davidson Declared
Secretary By Acclamation
Sauve, handsome David Morris Brousson cased into the
presidency of UBC's student body Wednesday in a neck-and-
neck election contest which gave the victorious Scienceman a
majority of only 300 votes.
His narrow victory over the lone competitor, Dave Williams,
came as the result of an overwhelming majority in the solid
voting Science faculty.
In every poll except Science and
first year arts, Williams led. But in
balloting among Engineers and freshmen, Brousson picked up a landslide
vote that pushed him to victory.
Balloting for UBC student treasurer, held at the same time as the
presidential race, proved upset for
veteran council member Jerry Macdonald. Athlete and sports star Paul
I Plant captured the post of treasurer
by a narrow 120-vote margin.
The spirited election campaign
drew the largest number of ballots
ever cast in an Alma Mater Society
election. Well over 50 percent of the
student body exercised their franchise to bring the total number of
votes to 4942.
The vote was almost 1000 larger
than in the 1946 campaign when 4022
ballots were cast in the election which
brought Grant Livingstone into office.
Wide-open campaigning in the
William-Brousson contest also attracted a larger percentage t'o the
polls than in any recent year.
Totals of first choice votes in the
preferential balloting were:
Brousson, 2580; Williams, 2289.
Plant, 1952; Macdonald, 1831; Curran, 1140.
The victory for Plant, now treasurer of the Men's Athletic Directorate,
unseated an oldtime campus legislator who came close to entering his
third term on Student Council,
Macdonald, for two years president
of the literary and scientific executive, thus will have no seat on council next year, despite the fact he has
already undertaken a number of
important administrative tasks.
He was named by council recently
to head UBC's student planning
board for "Open House" next year.
Happiest candidate in the field was
pretty Nancy Davidson, who captured the post of secretary without n
fight. At the close of nominations
late Wednesday, Miss Davidson was
the sole contestant. She was to have
faced the voters next Wednesday.
Brousson's victory in the presidential race brought into office the
first married student ever to head
the Student Council.
The energetic, forceful former
army lieutenant is 27 and the father
of two children. He is this year's
vice-president of the Engineers'Un-
dergraduate Society and a former
vice-president of the campus Canadian Legion,
In a message of congratulations to
Brousson, Williams said: "I want to
extend my sincere congratulations to
Dave Brousson on his victory. It was
a very clean, well-fought campaign
throughout, free from personal animosities. I wish him every success
in his term of office and hope that
he will have the cooperation of every
Engineer Wins
But Real 'Red'
Gets One Vote
Joe Stalin got' one vote in Wednesday's Student Council electtions. An
energetic student went to the trouble
of manufacturing a facsimile ballot
in order to give Stalin his vote lor
president and Molotov his vote for
* * *
There was only one case of election profiteering in the campaign. An
agriculture student dropped 10 cents
into his faculty ballot box. It went
to Bill McKay, election scrutineer.
* » *
A tight little group gathered outside Student Council offices after
the close of polls Wednesday to await
the count of ballots. None of the
presidential candidates seemed interested,   however.    They   were   no
where in sight.
* * «
Applied Science led all faculties in
percentage of students voting. Of 1745
enrolled in first, second, third and
fourth year Applied Science. 1270
cast their ballot. The figures do not
include architecture or forestry students and show that 72 percent of the
Red Sweatermen used the franchise.
Daily Ubyssey Photo by Mickey Jones
station Tuesday night when Student Council treasurer Bob
Harwood left on a nation-wide tour of 22 Canadian universities.
Farewell kiss for the newly-elected president of the National
Federation of Canadian University Students came from his
pretty wife, lone. PAGE 2
Thursday, February 5, 1948
The Daily Ubyssey
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Published throughout  the university  year  by  the Student Publications Board ot the  Alma  Mater Society of thc
University of British Columbia
« • *
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial   staff   of   The   Daily   Ubyssey    niri   not   necessarily
those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University
• • •
offices in Brock Hall. Phone: ALma 1624 For display adverti-m^ prion*.  KErnsdale 1811
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF     -     -     -     -     DONALD FERGUSON
GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,   Tore   Larssen;   Features   Editor,   Geo'ge   Robertson.
Photography  Director, Bob  Cave:  Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger.
ASSISTANT EDITORS: Cliris Crombie, Ted Peck
One of the most worthwhile projects yet
undertaken on the campu^ is planned for
early March, when Ray Dewar and his committee open the University to upwards of
100 high school students from all points of
the province.
Dewar's ambitious program is designed
to allow the youth of B.C. to shout "Open
Sesame" before the gates which guard that
mysterious and shrouded labyrinth of learning—the university.
Any program which opens those gates so
the rest of B.C. can have a good look-see out
our way is, we feel, an undertaking of great
value. The number of high school students
who graduate with university entrance qualifications and yet never attend university has
always been a source of irritation to high
school authorities. These students lose the
practical skills that a matriculation course
offers and they lose also the advanced university training for which their high school
studies have been only the groundwork. If
they were encouraged to see what the university has to offer them and become acquainted with the direction their high school
studies have been pointing it is almost certain
a larger number would take advantage of
the opportunity for a college education.
Another and no less important aspect of
Dewar's plan is in the field of public relation^!
In the past few months great volumes of adverse publicity have been forced down the
throats of the taxpayers by the downtown
papers and if these high school students can
carry back to their homes a clearer picture
of what university life really is Dewar will
have done UBC a great service.
In lieu of the now defunct Open-House
plan this seems to be the only opportunity
the public who are paying the bills have to
see something of where their money is going.
It is hoped the plan will meet with the success
it deserves.
All that remains now is to clear up a
few financial difficulties.
Legion  Letter
On The Wagon . . .
The first week of
February, nineteen-
hundred and forty eight
. . . elections in the air
. . . mud underfoot . . . petitions hurtling
everywhere about the poor Japanese-Canadians . . . essays coming due . . . Engineers
ball rounding the corner.
Chattering greek types adding to the
general litter of the Caf . . . Pubsters obnoxiously poking their noses everywhere to find
news . . . Student Council concerned about
the IUS . . . The Daily Ubyssey concerned
about the IUS . . . The student body wondering just what is the IUS.
Mad-cap candidates for student offices
making fools of themselves even before they're
elected . . . the incumbent council, or part
of it ,engaged recently in witch-hunting . . .
or not, depending on who's talking.
The Mardi Gras a thing of the past, but
still the best r-how in years . . . the Aggie
ball in the offing . . . the COTC being one
smart group and planning a stag . . . seems
like everyone has to have his own special
binge these days.
The disillusion of Christmas marks wearing slowly off . . . or else drowned in the
Georgian brew . . . the hopeless feeling approaching already out of the coming exams
. . . may have something to do with the current
rash of parties.
The college student
DOWNTOWN today ...  a bunch of
SEES US reluctant savants  .   .   .
burning their lives away
with cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women
. . . prime aim in life is the snake parade, ihe
drunken   'invasion,'   ihe   great  big   cars,  the
neiely pa
The   e
;(!'   I'
a  h'
kIs  livin
. 111 r hj
.   .   a   bunch   of
off the government  .  .  .
about   the   stnallneas   of
wind-out . , , Why, wlv. n
Ion ottr laueJiter, Pudgy,
v . . . can't be serious in
knowledge of the 'oui-
" dream-world fairyland
.   .   .   What's  lo happen
pn-s-P",  in the  future leaders el
.  Huh  .  .   .  Couldn't  be wor-ie
■sent,   ■ iitvly.
of   .si tidying,   the   slurlent   today
on a Mardi Gras, a diaper derby,
a Farmer's Frolic ... he plays soccer, football, basketball . . . produces a play, an operetta, a student publication.
But the unseen picture . . . studying late,
five nights out of six . . . sitting through dry,
oh so dry, lectures by the hour . . . painstakingly toying with lab equipment, sweating out an experiment.
Scraping the coins together for next
week's carfare , . . beating out an essay for
15 of 150 term marks . . . considering purity
to save the tobacco money.
Pardon our asking . . . but when is 'downtown' going to grow up?
Freshman say that
THAT TIME after two weeks they're
OF YEAR no   longer  green   .   .   .
they know the ropes . . .
all of them . . , they've been around . . .
they've been thrown in the Lily Pond.
But, alas, Freshmen are green, so very
green, until they've finished their year . . .
until they've felt the annual pinch of the
shortage of cash . . . that pinch which is only
starting . . . until they've sweated out the
April exams . . . Christmas was nothing,
kiddies, nothing
Ever try to study, Frcshie, with the
grass is green? . . . when spring is calling
from the tree-tops . . . when Totie Coed is
wearing her new spring frock?
Ever tr yto study, Freshie, with Ihe
seductive beach rippling at the bottom of
yon hill? . . . Ever try to study, Freshie'?
Ask. the Senior, Frcshie . . . he's been
through it. If he looks sad now, believe him,
there's a reason,
Not only is the money low, but Ihe weather, Ihe bad sluff, is on its last legs ... Not
.\o long now, Frcshie, till the good wealher
combines wild tlip Mn'ioa
beach and the greas and il
. . , and the exam:; . . . no! so long now,
Freshie, lil you !i wish you were de al.
]Tones! iy, Freshie, ihe Wagon's been
driving around the campus UUC for quite a
while now , . . it's seen spring .alter sprin"
asrivo in the same I rusl ra! mg maimer . . .
it's stuck it out . . it's studied . . . yes, dammit,
st tidied  .   .   ,   and   nearly  always  passed.
But this year it seems like loo much . . .
you'll get the feeling, Freshie . , . and you'll
join in asking: "Anyone here Georgia bound?"
.rocKs   and   tlie
lack of shekels
lilai'k case. Please turn in to AMS Library. Phone Greta at AL 0(501 -V.
i.r phone Jaek Murphy  BA. 8.V52-Y.
I", own   ease   on   !):2.">   a.m.   bus   Tues. WEDDING  RING  -- Owner can have
loarnims    Finder    please    phone    AL s;im,, U1„,n  identification.  Apply  AMS    sonable.   No.   2   frailer   camp.   Acadia
"iuPR 11 p.m.  Ash for 'Mar.on. Urgent, 0ffjaa Phone Ralph at AL 0038.
LOOSE   PEARLS   on    Acadia    Road.
WOULD    ANYONE    who    borrowed
paint or glitter from the Mamook
Phone Ross, Victor or Donald at AL ; clubroom please return these im-
W58-Y. ' mediately"
ROOM WITH BREAKFAST or breakfast and supper for male student.
University Village. AL 1499-L.
A general meeting will be held in
Physics 200 at 12:30 Tuesday, February 10th,
» * »
Members are advised that February
10th will be the opening date for
nominations to the 1948-49 Executive,
and that in accordance wth Branch
by-laws, nominations will case two
weeks later.
The Secretary has received a notice
of motion in favour of Branch sponsorship of a public address by Stan-
istaw Mikolhaczyk, War-time Premier
of Poland. This motion will be discussed at tne nert general meeting.
» • *
A meeting of the Publicity Committee, and of any members of the
Branch who may be interested in assisting in the publication of an issue
of the "Legionette", will be held at
the Legion Office at 12:30 on Friday,
February 6th.
• * *
The Tea Dance held in the Brock on
Friday, January 30 proved very successful. Congratulations to Marion
Smith and members of her hardworking Entertainment Committee.
It is to be hoped that future functions will be equally satisfactory.
• * *
Any stenographers who are willing
to help with typing chores in the
Legien Office are requested to leave
their names with Bob Thorpe at the
• • •
Bill Gee, chairman of the Sports
Committee, announces that swimmers
and ski enthusiasts interested in taking part in the forthcoming Intramural events are required. Those interested are urged to leave their
names at the Legion Office now.
• » *
This is on facility we hope you will f
never have occasion to use. The Fund
is an organization designed to cover
(Continued on Page 3)
COMPLETE SET of History 202 notes
somewhere on campus. Finder please
return to Stan Weinfield, Fort Camp
or AMS office.
* * *
KIRSTEN PIPE at Mardi Gras. Friday night. Sentimental value also useful to smoke tobacco out of. Please
phone Stan Burke PA. 9321.
>:< 'ii ►!'
'Peregoridt'" in Auditorium or in car
I hitch-hiked in. Please Phone 5968
or turn in to AMS.
THREE RIDERS from Westminster or
Surrey for 8:30's. See Vincent at
North West Corner Brock Lounge at
11:30 Saturday, January 31.
* * w
after Exams. Someone intending to
come back to UBC for summer school.
Call KE.  2903-Y.
and Pacific for 8:30's. Phone Stan
Burke evenings PA. 0312.
Canada's LARGEST
Exclusive Ladies'
Shoe Store
At Illustrated
College Coed, easygoing lows, so perfect
for your active hours
MWho said: 'Neither a borrower nor a lender be'?"
"Me - after you used up my second pack of Sweet Caps!"
" The purest form in which tobacco can be smobjed" Thursday, February 5, 1948
For USC Chairman
Cunliffe, Dewar Battle
For USC Chairmanship
Two candidates filed papers yesterday for office of chairman of the Undergraduate Societies Committee. They were Don
Cunliffe and Ray Dewar.
 i' Both are ex-servicemen and arc active in various campus activities cunliffe served with tlie tank corps in ihe
Army while Dewar is a veteian <-f
Naval service.
Program and music director cf Radsoc, Cunliffe is also chairman of
NFCUS, president of the Judicial
Panel, and on the executive u. the
Acadia Council at Acadia Camp, and
an cx-pubster.
A third year Commerce student,
Dewar is secretary of .the University
Branch, Canadian Legion. He is a
member of the War Memorial Gymnasium Committee, and the E'u.lding
Planning Sub-Committee. He is also
chairman of the AMS Transportation
Committee. At present he is organizing a conference of B.C. high school
students to be held at the university
this spring.
Job Chances Better, Commerce Men To Dine
Says Labor Report W|A Bosses Qf F
—Daily Ubyssey Photo by Jack Law
U.S. College Gives
Publishing Course
College graduates interested in entering a publishing career will have
an opportunity this summer to attend
a course in publishing procedures at
Radcliffe   College,   Cambridge,   Mass.
Under the direction of Helen Eever-
itt, New York editor of Houghton
Mifflin Co., visiting speakers will
lecture and hold discussions on various phases of book, magazine and
general publishing.
Tuition for the course is $135. Room
and board will be available in Radcliffe dormatory.
Library Entrance /
Displays Paintings
An exhibition of drawings and
Gouche paintings by "Patric," Mrs.
Patric MacPhtrson are currently on
display in the entrance of the library.
The drawings In the present exhibit indicate how the material was
collected. The sketches were made
in various ways, out ot doors, from a
model and on the spot. Later they
were assembled to give the expression and essence of the idea which
lay behind the painting.
Painting is not a one sided experience, says Mrs. MacPherson. The
onlooker has as much to give as the
painting itself. She believes that
painting can be for pleasure, but.
if the artist wishes to accomplish
anything worthwhile it is necessary to
devote a god deal of time and labor
to the subject.
Informal Ball Helps
First Aid Ski Patrol
An infomal Benefit Ball will be
held in the Mural room of the Veteran's Memorial Centre, corner of
Georgia and Burrard, starting at 9
p.m. February 19. The entire proceeds
of the dance will be donated to the
First Aid Ski Patrol operating on tho
north   shore   mountains-.
Dancing will be to the music of
Harry Isman's ten piece orchestra
with tickets, at $1 per person, obtainable from Pete McLennan of the
VOC or from George Sayce's Sport
Shop at 10th and Sasamat. Included
in the price of admission will be an
adequate supply of soft drinks.
Pretty Coed Lonely At
Players Club Scenery Shop
Blonde, friendly Marion Skelding, pretty UBC  co-ed,  is
lonely—but it's not male companionship she craves.
Marion   is   in   charge   of   costumes*
at the Player's Club scenery shop he-
productions, Taylor remembers former
hind the Armorv, and she's looking years when thc seLs were buUl on
f,r i.!irls v. ho would like some first : tho auditorium s,;^- Apart from
l.-nrl  experience  in costume design.       LYnm^    quarters,    the    stage    crow
often found themselves at loggerheads
SHE   NEEDS   HELP ... , ..        4.       , ,    t
with professors attempting to conduct
['Vain her costume room of the shop
th"   nihi'i'   afternoon,   a, hi'   luid   us   thai
leclurc-s.   "Wo   were   constantly   being
thrown out,'' he said,
ed  In  veoik.  'But  I  need  in cue
,,„,     ..Pa-a,      t    .,ai       At   prosenf,   (he  UE'C  scenerv  .shop
t'ICHI.        i;jesut<\s     1      .;ei L
X:   unique  among  universities  west of
L'n;vcrs!ty Toronto's Hart House.
'I'he shop was designed in 19IG by
Taylor and two other UBC students,
Fred Lipsott, past LSE president and
I o 'n,. I'.iij!i rflclrl of the Player's Club.
'-' liipleli-d last spring, it was used
during the summer hy the Summer
School of tha Theatre. Present plans
''all -or an addition, in thc near
.'uluie.   to  ellou- for office  space.
IK',p.       'lie     ai
hintU   i ver   la ■■'■■  all   by   mvself."
IT   a I   year   Act.'.   Marion   alien!   I \sl
-am;  '    behind    I h.      scenes    a'
"The di a  ('nl' r lh"    Tirs"  where : he
de.-eep.ed   ond   lilted   coslumes,
('""-Car  Taylor,  et ige   m -.nager,
ia. e     ■ tia'i     len.     biiyv     nuvi-'ll
leugl". •  of  cloth   to   ho  liaod   (■ r  s
eTi'iavt;   SCIEM'K.Ul'.N
;   i a, '    he    s lid.    I leweyr,    he    wa -n't
1   X.        a,   led1 tie   art  men.   'It's   just
i.        ' he  a u,iueer;..   wi th   their  t raining
id!.    .,:-,   ■,!„.   lee-mcal   work.   Imhtm; F©f   Dcfittl   M O il II 1*0 i !1
fa'   X.".tan.-e.   more   quickly,"   he   ex- Tlu>   VOC's   annual   Dam   Downhill,
ilmnod. quick   route   to   fame  or   to   Ike  Vau-
T i.i lor.  in his final year in electrical concur  General   for   keen  skiers,  will
engineering  took   time   to   outline  the be   run  off  this Sunday.
layout   of   ihe  shop,   built   last  spring. Generous    prizes   will   be   awarder:
Complete    stage    settings    art"    eon- ,„   lh(,   ,-„,.,    socond,  and   ,hird  fas(ps(
siructed   on   the   "working   floor"   of .ski,,„s   iu   ,m,n's   and   VV()lnen's   A|   B|
ILIII square feet, and with an overhead ; and   c   (.,ass      A   ho|jC(,ptci.   vldv'(
of 20 feet there is plenty of room  for
a   .small   price   will   probably   he   the
manipulation. Work is supervised from ,.(nv;u,I fm. ,ho unUl(,kiest Adde(.,
the nu-/an,nc, where the costume in(Vnlivc for a fast sehuss this year
storage and costume designing rooms is |ho comp)c1p .'Stainproof water-
al'° located' ! proofing   job   offered   to   the   fastest
LOGGERHEADS : person   between   the  Snow   Pole  and
Stage manager for 44 "Green Room" , Whistler's Pass by Parker and Jonca
Employment opportunities for 1948
graduates on the Pacific coast shoul;1
exceed those offered last year, according to a survey made by the federal Department of Labour.
Firsts lists of permanent job opportunities have been received here from
National Employment Service, it was
; nnounced Monday by Major J. F.
McLean, director of the UBC Placement Bureau,
The lists are compiled from rcplie,
to letters sent by the Deputy Minister
of Labour early in December to IT-
540 prospective employers in Canada
including 800 firms in British Columbia and Alberta.
The Department of Labour has indicated that opportunities in the
Pacific region will "equal and probably exceed those offered in 1947."
Opportunity to meet Vancouver businessmen will be afforded UBC Commerce students at a banquet to be held in
the Ballroom of the Vancouver Hotel, Thursday, February 26.
CUS President Bob Wilson announc-<$
ed plans for the banquet yesterday.
He said that over 800 were expected
and that priority for tickets would be
given Junior and Senior Year students. He added that a limited number of reservations would be available
for Sophomores.
Committee working on arrangements
for the annual banquet include Bill
McKay, Art Botham and John Ross.
A general meeting of the VOC will
be held at noon, Thursday, February
5, in Ap Sc 204.
The Dam Downhill, coming club
elections, and the sprung party will
be discussed.
Ontario Research Commission offers
scholarships to students proficient in
scientific study and research who
wish to continue their work with the
view of aiding the advance or application of science in industry.
Applications for scholarships must
be made by a British subject resident
in Canada who is attending or once
attended any university in Ontario.
No applications will be accepted after
March 1. ,
L-33ion Letter
(Continued From Page 2)
the funeral expenses of ex-service
personnel whose next-of-kin are unable, through actual financial shortage, to meet the need. The Fund
handles all details including the provision of the burial plot. One point,
however: if you wish to take advantage of the service, it is imperative
that you consult the Fund before
making private arrangements as they
will not return money spent in making those arrangements. Information
is available at the Legion Office.
We would like to remind you of
the Dance at the Alma Academy
Wednesday, February 18. Tickets are
on sale at the Fort and Acadia Camp
Canteens and the Legion Office.
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Thursday, February 5, 1948
DICK BLOCKBERGER, Spurts hriitn.
chalk talk
by Chick Turner
When the athletic moguls at UBC made the big jump from
the farcial Western Canadian Intercollegiate setup to the Pacific Northwest Conference two years ago, perhaps they did not
realize the full impact of their move. Since that step was take:),
there has been a silent, but tense truce on the campus as to
the wisdom and feasibility of the decision to "migrate to the
The core of the argument has always rested on the 50 yard
stripe of the gridiron. It was the Hardy Cup series against
Alberta in 1945 that finally blew the lid off the Point Grey pot
of patience ■ a financial hosing to the tune of some odd $2,000
convinced the MAD that athletic competition should be sought
elsewhere), and it has been the American football bugbear which
has plagued athletic officials here ever since.
Oldtimers And Cynics Groan
Indeed, it has been the grid game which has taken- the
brunt of the verbal beating since UBC joined the PNIAC.
Criticism on this score has originated from various sources and
with various motives. Exponents of a mythical Canadian championship point to the fact that this western university is deserting her sisters in political union to seek the more lucrative
competition from below the line. Oldtimers want the re-establishment of English Rugby on the plane it held a decade or so
ago, and to hell with the American game. Cynics, and thr
Georgia quarterbacks who perform most of their athletic feat
on marbled-tiled floor under glass-piled tables, ridicule tht
record of UBC on the gridiron in its first two seasons of play,
and declare smugly that Varsity had better get back where it
L'Affaire Kabat And The MAD
The situation reached a climax during the past week whevi
there were reports from the inner sanctum of the MAD that the
contract between the athletic body and Mr. Greg Kabat, coach of
the American grid entry, was slated to terminate this spring.
The reason for the break was cagily stated to be that it was in
keeping with the new "policy" that henceforth all coaches of
university teams had to be members of the Physical Education
staff,—a situation that would hit Mr. Kabat like a lead balloon.
However the suggestion of clothing coaches in gowns was only
a subtle pretext for avoiding the ticklish question of "Hard-
rock's" salary for the coming year.
For the past two years Greg has*been tendered the paltry
sum of $800 for services received, ,a figure most coaches consider
a reasonable outlay in supplying the press boys with crocks in
return for adequate publicity during the season. Kabat is
asking a higher salary of "undisclosed amount," and justifiably
so. Not only has he risked his reputation as a football coach on a
pitiful lack of material on this campus — and it would be putting
it mildly to say that it has suffered during his tenure of office
here — but he has most probably refused lucrative offers States
side to remain in Vancouver.
Rugger Fans To Crowd
Stadium On Weekend
Biggest crowd of the season is expected to jam the Stadium
Saturday afternoon, when Victoria Crimson Tide engages the
Thunderbirds in a sudden death McKechnie Cup Rugby game.
It will be the second meeting this year between the two most
powerful teams in the west.
—Daily Ubyssey Photo by Bill Walla.o.
TOUCHE — Hale Atkenson (right) is seen above going through
a stiff sabre bout with Bob Simpson.
Any Wednesday afternoon, between 4:30 and 6:30, HG4
suddenly resembles a scene drawn from the Middle Ages.
Flashing foils and swinging sabres carry on in the best traditions
of the Three Musketeers, for it is here that the UBC Fencing
Club holds its weekly workouts. I
Big Sport Needs Big Crowds
On the other hand, there is very reasonable excuse in the
MAD's apprehension about complying with Mr. Kabat's request. The Athletic Directorate must perforce operate on a
limited budget whose resources are taxed by one of the most
widely diversified sports programs on the continent, the greater
portion of which consists of non-spectator sports - those requiring
coniderable outlay and returning virtually no revenue to the
coffers of the MAD. In order to break even on a year's operations,
the MAD must rely on the three or four "major" sports to carry
on an autonomous financial basis; in other words it is expected
that American football, basketball, etc., will pay for themselves
during any given season.
There are two necessary pre-requisites (in the words of the
university Calendar) for this happy situation: a minimum of
operating expenses ;a maximum of revenue — big crowds.
Take No Chances
Hence the MAD's reluctance to renew the contract with
Kabat with better financial returns to the latter. It is a refusal
to gamble on the possibility of student support matching the
increased oulay in salary. In order to assure American football
of any decent student support it is reasonable to assume that
the UBC entry capture its fair share of contests in the schedule
next season. That seems highly improbable in any case, because of the horrible dearth of football talent out here, Kabat or
no Kabat.
But the fact remains, participation in the Pacific Northwest
Conference demands competition on the gridiron, no matter
how disastrous. Whether UBC will remain in thi.s ideal setur-
depends on student support, which in turn is a direct offshoot
of student spirit. And student spirit on this campus has reached
a new low, a subject which might entertain the attention of thi'
columnist at some future date.
Last week, in an exhibition which
was being staged for prospective
members by the executive of the
fencing Club, Dan Lambert met
Hale Atkenson in a demonstration
of the foil. The foil, incidentally,
vas developed b ya 17th Century
vlaitre d'Armes as a weapon to keep
he art of fencing alive. It seems
hat whichever Louis was King of
France at the time was pe turbed
no end at the loss of so mai.y of hi."
more promising nobles, and outlawed
luelling as too dangerous a sport.
For those who like their men sliced
nin, the sabre is an ideal weapon.
\tkenson, who is mentor of tne
Physical Training Fencing class, and
Bob Simpson, vice-president of the
JBC club, ably demonstrated the
'ethal nature of this weapon. It was
e>nly after Atkenson called on experience gleaned in all parts of the
worl that he was able to subdue the
hard-fighting Simpson.
Last year, UBC entered the Vancouver City, Provincial, North-West,
and Dominion Fencing Championships,
members from the Point Grey campus placing in every  competition.
Today, the club has obtained enough equipment to enable tehm to
offer an excellent opportunity to anyone interested in fencing. The executive has also managed to interest
George Braund, one of Canada's finest
fencers, in the campus organization,
and E'raund has promised to attend
the Wednesday afternoon workouts
to supervise  instruction.
At the present moment, the UBC
aggregation is planning a home and
home tournament with the University
of Western Washington as well as a
series of tournaments with the B.C.
Fencing Association.
Always a big gate puller, the annual
classic usually draws several thousand fans to the campus arena. Intercity rivalry has reached an all-time
high this year however, as a result
of the defeat handed the Birds three
weeks ago in* Victoria and the sarcastic  jibes of Island  newspapers.
The many native Victorians who
are si'udents on the campus, usually
make up the redshirted cheering
section, and the Cup struggle has a
tendency to work up healthy campus
The weekend fight will see the two
strongest squads battling on the campus since University of California
Golden Bears played here a year ago.
Victoria is currently on top of the
McKechnie Cup standings by virtue
of their Christmas win over the Vancouver All-stars, and their January
17 defeat of hte Blue and Gold, in
The Victoria tilt will be the first
in a heavy series of games scheduled
for the next Ave weeks as Thunder-1
birds are slated to meet Vancouver
Reps, University of California, and
the Australian Wallabies, on consecutive weekends. All games are scheduled for the Stadium.
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Moyls Outlines
Duties of MAD
ED. NOTE - We approached Luke
Moyls the other day with the suggestion that, for the benefit of th© newcomers on the campus, he write a
short article explaining the composition and the workings of the MAD.
The following is what the campus
luminary has to say.
What with all the student elections
at this time, UBC's athletics return to
political scene. And the centre of
attraction will be the Men's Athletic
Directorate as the campus kids choose
a president and a treasurer for the
Men's  Athletic  Association.
For those who still wonder just
what the MAD is, here is a brief
The MAD is the body which directs
and controls men's athletics at UBC.
Members include the president, secretary, and treasurer of the MAA, the
senior managers of major sports, a
representative of minor sports, two
fac'ltv representatives, the Director
of Physiral Education, and an alumni
"n^ >v'pt'ir1ent of the **\\ s'ts fis
-Tin on the MAD and, through-
'■-.     -"'ilpv     t:pc;c;ia.i .." .     ,,.„   1-1,.
' which this nlnns. directs,
1    the a'hlp+;  -"v,
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Coach Peter Vajda has called a
special meeting for this Friday
noon in Arts 103 to discuss the
forthcoming trials to be held vhis
Sunday to pick the B team to represent UBC clown at Martin Pass
on February 13 and 14.
In future all groups desiring use
of Physical Education Facilities on the
campus over the weekend (Stadium,
playing fields, Gymnasium, Field
House, Hut G4) will be required to
obtain a permit at the Physical Education office on cr before the Friday
preceding the weekend.
This permit must be shown to the
University Patrol on request.
R.  F.  Osborne,
Director of P, E.
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