UBC Publications

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

The Daily Ubyssey Jan 6, 1948

Item Metadata


JSON: ubysseynews-1.0125525.json
JSON-LD: ubysseynews-1.0125525-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): ubysseynews-1.0125525-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: ubysseynews-1.0125525-rdf.json
Turtle: ubysseynews-1.0125525-turtle.txt
N-Triples: ubysseynews-1.0125525-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: ubysseynews-1.0125525-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
Among the dozens of UBC students who spent a liquor-
less New- Years this season were 27 delegates to a Student
Christian Conference in Kansas—a dry state.
Stuart Porteous, who headed the delegation, reported
they enjoyed the evening nevertheless spending their time
at plays, movies or a mixer.	
No. 41
Aggies Miss Bounce,
Dean Cites 'Mix-Up7
Because of "confusion" which Dean F. N. Clement believos
arose with Christmas examinations in December, agriculture
students at UBC have escaped completely from the awarding
of "Bounced at Christmas" degrees.
  ——®   The BAC—undergraduate name for
requests to withdraw from the uni-
Harwood Resigns As Treasurer;
Junior Member Named Successor
UBC Student NFCUS President
Leaves Council For New Post
'Bird Winter Issue
Ready For Jan. 20
Busiest extra-curricular workers of
the Christmas interlude were the staff I declared Monday, "that students with
vtrsity—weQt, however, to almost
100 students in other faculties. They
failed to meet required standards in
the "unofficial" year-end tests.
"I  took  the view,"  D«an Clement
, . , Resigns
. . , takes over
members and contributors of the
UBC Thunderbird, which as a result
will have a winter issue scheduled
for January 20.
Some campus authors, barely recovered from exams, sacrificed several
days before Christmas to produce
stories or other work for the magazine. Artists did illustrations in available moments between parties.
Unprecedented demand for the November Thunderbird peVsuaded the
quarterly's staff to produce two more
issues instead of one large one in the
Featured story this time is by William McConnell, law student who has
sold a number of stories here and in
England. His latest published story is
in a new Canadian anthology.
Most interesting problem of the
Thunderbird staff was caused by the
straying in the mail of a package
containing all poems intended for
the issue. The post office's chief dead-
letter man, buried in 100,000 items of
misdirected Christmas mail, said it
might be found by March.
"Students will be cheered to learn,
however," said Editor John Wardroper, "that extra copies were available."'
low marks were not entirely at fault
for their failures."
"Some students were confused, completely nonplussed and did not know
what to expect under the examination
arrangements made on the campus
this year," the Dean said.
Some students who failed,however,
may withdraw on their own accord,
the Dean said, if they consider the
financial obligations in continuing too
great for the results they are obtaining.
The proportion of veteran students
who failed on Christmas exams was
about the same as for non-veterans,
according to Major J. H. MacLean,
head of UBC Veterans' Bureau. The
exact number of failures is not yet
known, he added, as they were "still
coming in."
All veteran students who failed to
meet required standards are being
interviewed by the Veterans' Bureau
and by the Deans of faculties. Major
MacLean said each case is being considered individually.
Students who did not write examinations will normally not be continued on veterans' allowances, he
Ubyssey Editors Lauded,
But Eastern Paper Wins
Daily Ubyssey editorials were praised by Bracken Trophy
judges during the annual Canadian University Press conference
held at McMaster University, Hamilton from December 28 to
Bracken Trophy, symbol of college ^
newspaper   supremacy   was   won   by
Most Students Plan Work
In Canada, Survey Finds
Toronto, Jan 6—(CUP)—Despite "greener pastures" south
of the border in the United States, almost three out of every
five university students in Canada plan to remain in the Dominion after graduation.
This was revealed by a survey con- &
ducted  by   the  Canadian  University
Press across the Dominion.
Only 17 percent answered a definite
"yes" to the question, "Do you intend
to emigrate to the United States to
seek work?" The other 24 percent
were undecided.
On tlie other hand, the 17 percent
who stated a definite "yes" to the
question gave as their reasons more
opportunity, higher wages and more
chance for advancement.
Engineers, chemists and physicsts
and others interested in medical and
scientific research made up a large
proportion of those planning to emigrate. They belivede that the United
States offered greater flield and wider
scope for such research.
Four UBC Pepsters
Trip To Washington
Four members of the UBC pep
board left today for the University
of Washington to meet with faculty
and student leaders there.
Their mission is to discuss the reasons for Washington's high student
Those making the trip are Lome
Glenndinning, Shirley Manning, Jo
Steward and Nora Clarke. They will
stay at sorority and fraternity hotues
while  visiting  the  US  college.
Miss Clarke, besides the pep board
duties will be concerned with council
and with Pacific Student Presidents
Association  activities.
Many music and journalism students felt that Canada offered little
academically or professionally in their
chosen fields.
Law, education, nursing and agricultural students made up the majority of those who planned to stay in
Canada. Patriotism and a desire to
"help Canada grow up" was the most
common reason given.
Some students, however, while
planning to go to the United States
after graduation for research and
further study, said that they intended
to return to Canada eventually to
practice their professions.
Loyalty was a decisive factor in
the decisions, the general feeling being
that knowledge gained in Canada
should be used in Canada.
Many veterans felt indebted to the
Canadian government for the opportunity to further their education and
better their economic and social status.
They desired to put back into their
country what they got out of it.
Many students believed that though
wages and the standard of living
were higher in the U.S., there was a
stability in Canada's way of life.
Others felt that there were just as
many opportunities in Canada as there
were in her southern neighbor.
Carleton College, of Ottawa, had
the lowest percentage of future em-
migrants with the University of Mani-
to be a second. Both the University of
Alberta .and the University of Western Ontario had a large percentage
of students who definitely planned
to migrate south upon graduation.
The Gazette, weekly tabloid of The
University of Western Ontario, London. The trophy is awarded on the
basis of news content, typographical
make-up and editorial content.
Runner-up positions in the 1947
competition were filed by the University of Toronto daily,, The Varsity
and the Manitoban, University of
Manitoba bi-weekly.
The four man judging panel which
included, Ralph E. White, Kamloops
Sentinel publisher offered commendation to the Daily Ubyssey for the
style and thought content of its edi-
UBC Students Share
First Forest Prizes
The Office of the President announced today the first awards have been
made under two recently-approved
scholarships provided to the University of B.C. by the forest industry
of Canada through the Forest Insects
Control Board.
Winners of the scholarships, valued
at $200 each, are James Myles King-
horn of 1043 St. Patrick Street, Victoria, B.C., and Eric David Arthur
Dyer, of Minnedosa, Manitoba. Both
are third year candidates for the
Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree.
The awards are two of a number
offered across Canada through the
Forest Insects Control Board by forest industries of the Dominion. The
British Columbia awards are the gift
of the B.C. Loggers' Association and
the B.C. Lumber Manufacturers' Association. Donors in other parts of
Canada include the Pulp and Paper
Association of Eastern Canada, and
the Canadian Lumberman's Association.
In making awards, special desire
and aptitude for research in forest
entomology will be governing factors.
Consideration is also given to scholastic standing and physical fitness.
Robert S. Harwood, treasurer of the UBC student body,
announced Monday he will resign immediately from the Student
Council position.
Stuart Porteous, onetime commerce student now enrolled
in theology, will be named to succeed him. Porteous is at
present junior member of council.
Harwood will drop out of Student »-
Council In order to devote full time
to the presidency of the National Federation of Canadian University Students, a post to which he was elected
at the Federation's national convention in Winnipeg during the Christmas season.
Gillis Purcell, Canadian Press General Manager, CUP honorary president and chairman of the judging
panel announced the results at tht
closing banquet of the three day convention.
Thirty-three delegates representing
17 universities attended the conference which dcided to hold the 1948
meet at Quebec's Laval University.
This is the first time in the 10 years
of CUP existence that a French Canadian university has been chosen to
act as conference host.
The Argosy, Mount Allison University weekly was elected to fill CUP
executive positions for 1948, while
Queens University, Kingston runner-
up in the election for executive positions received the assignment of preparing timely national features for
member papers.
Delegates approved the organization
of an editorial muod-up column called, The Editors Speak, which will
revue university newspaper editorial
opinion. Murray Jones, CUP editor
of an editorial round-up column call-
wickan will compile the resume during 1948.
New UBC Grant
For Geology Study
A new field of research, linking
vegetation with the geology of an
area, will be continued in 1948 at the
University of British Columbia under
a new grant of $4,000 from the Geological Society of America.
The possibilities of a new field was
forecast in a report, entitled "Biogeo-
chemical Prospecting for Copper and
Zinc," published recently by the Geological Society of America.
The report was prepared by Dr|
Harry V. Warren and graduate student Charles H. Howatson, of the
University's Department of Geology
and Geography. It indicates that copper and zinc deposits may be located
by examination of ashes from trees
and shrubs of an area.
His election raises him to the position of Number One Canadian student
and leader of a Dominion-wide organization embracing 21 polleges and 70,-
000 students.
He succeeds Maurice Sauve, of the
University of Montreal. The national
conference elected Harwood by a
handsome rrtajority over Al Lomas
of Dalhousie University, Halifax,
Because of limitations set up by
the Alma Mater Society constitution,
Harwood will continue officially as
student treasurer, but will abandon
all active work in this line. Porteous
will assume the position of acting-
Ratification for the council shuffle
was given late Monday by student
On Harwood's shoulders will fall
the responsibility of organizing a
wide range of student action formulated by the student council presidents and university delegates at the
three-day conference.
Reduced railway fares for travelling
university sports and debating teams
will be sought from Canadian railways as a means of stimulating Canadian college competition.
Harwood's resignation removes one
of the major contenders from the field
01 possible condidates for next year's \
Student Council presidency.
Although he had previously planned
to seek election as successor to Livingstone, Harwood has intimated that
his new duties will require his full
Exchange scholarships for Canadian
students will also be sought by the 21
members of the federation. Harwood
will seek to co-ordinate the work of
universities named to investigate these
airns and will seek to strengthen
NFCUS organization of college campuses.
UBC President
Award Winners
Scholarship Prizes
Bring Happy Yule
A number of awards  to
were made over the holiday by tfc*
President's office.
They include: Miss MaryinssjMt
McAllister, Kamloops, B.C., md Mk.
Hubert J. McCue, 3524 Watlinf «»
New Westminster, B.C., both AM
year pharmacy students and w&waB
of the Canadian Association fw lh*
Advancement of Pharmacy
These are teaching bursaries
valued at $300 each, offered to
students for the second sue
Mr. James William Lee, BASc,
Jones Ave., North Vancouver, BC,
winner of the Cariboo Gold TUmh
Company Limited Scholarship valactf
•'- now engaged in research and stujy
at $100. Mr, Lee, a graduate studrtG,
ing   towards  his  Master's   degree Ir
the Faculty of Applied Science;
Mr.   James   Thomas   Fyles,   BASki.
6920   Culloden   St.,   Vancouver,  HC,,
winner of the Britannia Mining smM
Smelting  Company Limited "ilwfcii
ship valued at $250. Mr. Fyles, a UK
graduate, is engaged in research vacfc:
and   studying   towards   his   MasterY
degree   in   the   Faculty   of   AppImM
Miss Marilyn Betty Anne Grsft
Vernon, B.C., winner of an Unilai
Odd Fellows' Bursary valued at fM-
Miss Gray was awarded this lnniwj
when it was relinquished by
candidate. She was also awarded
of these bursaries last year.
Additional    awards    totalling   1
from   the   Allied   Officers'
Fund were granted to student
ans, the President's office reported.
Open house at UBC—a tradition of long standing—
may take on a new significance this year if proposals which
came under the gavel at Monday night's council meeting
are approved.
Comprehensive plans for a raffle, fair, and open day
exhibits were warmly offered by enthusiastic councillors
as the $30,000 scheme grew in proportions.
Discussions closed with a motion calling for a mass
meeting of representatives from each campus organisation
Saturday noon.
Chance To Choose Jobs
Offered UBC Graduates
Establishment of a University Placement Bureau for gr;
ate students was announced Monday by Major J. C. MacLean*.
veterans' counsellor on the UBC campus.
The bureau will give grads a betas
opportunity    to     choose    rirmrrnniit
Hopping Explains
Parasite Studies
Tlie study of insect pests and parasites is a vital partner in forest re-
rearch according to George W. Hopping. Mr. Hopping is the Domionion
government pest control expert who
is now instructing entomology at the
University of British Columbia.
He explained how teams of forestry
experts work together to find methods
of preserving one of Canada's great
natural resources, at Soult Ste Marie.
"There should be a parallel development here," Mr. Hopping said,
"Economically, British Columbia is
perphaps more important than ihe
east in Forest resources."
The government expert has been 25
years with the Dominion Entomclogical service and is here at UBC to
initiate new courses in forest entomology under a $15,000, five year en-
downment provided by the B. C.
Forest Products, Limited.
positions for their future life, Wtjjm
McLean said.
National  Employment  Service
cials announced that lists of
ent jobs will be prepared and irartrrf
within the next two weeks.
In February representative* «f
various business organizations swSB Hm
on the campus to discuss emplaymwi*
opportunities with students interatinL
Applications for full or part-taw
Government service jobs are mw
available, and must be made by January 15.
A Royal Canadian Airforce spebtw
' man has stated that UBC atraiaiK
are eligible for a limited nturibarrf
openings in air crew summer tranftMj
and technical branch summer empfap
ment. Preference will be given Hr
applied science and pure science students.
Applications are clue by January W"
and forms may be obtained iim»<;
RCAF representatives who witl he- *'
the B'ureau from January 6 to 1ft. PAGE 2
<The Daily Ubyssey
• Member Canadian University Press
Authorized as Second Class Mail,, Post Office  Dept., Ottawa. Mail Subscriptions — $2.50 per year
Published throughout the university year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia
. • .
■ditorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial  staff   of  Tlie   Daily   Ubyssey   and   not   necessarily
those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
. • •
Offices in Brock Hall. Phone: ALma 1624 For display advertising phone KErrisdale 1811
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF    -     -     -    -     DONALD FERGUSON
GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,   Tore   Larssen;   Features   Editor,   Geotge   Robertson.
Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger.
The announcement that Bob Harwood,
AMS treasurer, has resigned his post in favor
of the National Federation of Canadian University Students presidency will be received
with, mixed feelings by UBC students.
Many here will no doubt feel that the job
el managing student funds is much too important to be given up half-way through the
school year. It is difficult to see how Harwood will be replaced, either by election or
by appointment of another council member.
In any case he will probably have to assist
his successor in many ways before the latter
is able to go ahead on the job for which few
if any students are equipped at the moment.
In spite of the confusion that will be
occasioned by the changing of horses in midstream, the move is a wise one. The federation
has shown great confidence in the ability of
UBC students by electing Harwood and oy
sending Grant Livingstone to Prague.
The confidence is well placed. Both of
these men have shown that they are able to
take difficult tasks in their stride. Harwood
will have little time for his financial flights
if he is to properly resuscitate the almost
moribund NFCUS.
While on the subject of difficult jobs we
might mention that Livingstone will also have
his work cut out for him when he goes to
the heart of left-winging Europe to convince
students of the world that their organization
should have no truck with communism.
UBC is proud that its student representatives have brought honor to the University.
To Bob Harwood as he steps down we
can only say, thanks for a job well done,
and the best of luck as president of NFCUS.
With the passing of five days after the
festive eve, most New Year resolutions have
had time to die an unlamented death. But the
one resolution that has not yet had a chance
to be put into operation is still eligible for
Far most students the urge to work like
the devil at their studies lasts for at least
one week. Then the familiar routine of letting things slip starts once again.
We might just as well face it. Things are
tough all over. The administration has resorted to sleeper plays to catch students off
guard. If a student wants to stay around he
had better set himself down to work and
stay there until the end of the term or else.
We don't wish to start a Cassandra act but the
handwriting is on the library wall.
Now is the time for all UBC students to
take stock. Although these words might seem
platitudonous they are, nevertheless, true.
There are four months before the final
exams in which students will have time'for
fun and time for study. Let's not have to sav
that the longer term has just given us more
time to fall further behind in our work.
Happy New Year.
Test Cases
Welcome back to the Kremlin's number
one outpost in the Western Hemisphere, comrades. I hope that you all observed the holiday in an aura of bolshevist simplicity. From
What I gathered in the papers, most UBC
3tudents celebrated the arrival of 1948 with
liberal swigs of vodka. That is well and good.
We have our reputation to uphold, you know.
Life has been rather hectic since leaving
this fine institution so' it certainly did my
heart good to arrive out here yesterday morning and see the hammer and sickle flying
from its usual place atop the library. Ah yes,
the library. It is so kind of the government to
build us all that new wing just so that we
will have a place to store our copies of the
Daily Worker and the Canadian Tribune.
The silly old reactionaries over at Victoria
are so naive.
However, there seems to be a plot afoot
to undermine our high Marxian morale. Since
we have been away someone has taken away
Hhe pretty red busses and replaced them
with cream ones. And not only that; the
cafeteria borscht does not seem to taste the
jame anymore.
Well, we have it coming. Sooner or later
some bright people were going to find out
that UBC is really not an institution of learning in the capitalistic sense but, rather, a
training school for leaders of the proleteriat.
That the day of reckoning is here is directly
attributable to a strategic blunder on our
part. We should never have gone out to picket
the Colima.
Our actions almost passed unnoticed. The
downtown press perfunctorily reported the
presence of students in the lines and let it
go at that after making a few cracks about
(excuse the expression) 'fellow travellers'.
If that had been all we could have returned to
the campus and been sure of many more
lectures on the gospel of Marx according to
St. Harry and other noted authorities on the
But that was not all. Time magazine
heard about the incident.
Tho editors of Time are very intelligent
fellows. We should never underestimate them.
When a man becomes an editor of "the weekly news magazine" he is given a gouzenko
counter. This little device is invaluable for
detecting a commy at 1000 miles.
With their counters and a few calculations on the Westinghouse robot brain the
editors were able to read between the lines
and our secret was out.
There is still some time left before the
whole show is given away, however. We can
thank Grant Livingstone for that. When
Grant speaks out against the Reds, as hevdid
recently in Winnipeg, everyone thinks that
he represents the university and is misled to
the point of letting us go on our own sweet
way. If it were known that Grant is in Winnipeg because he flees a purge at home the
general public would not feel so secure. But
we won't tell, will we?
In the meantime we must work quickly.
I suggest that a prize of 50,000 rubles (old
value) be given to the first UBC physicist
discovering the secret of atomic energy. The
ignorant peasants of this province have supplied us with the tools in the fine new building. We must hurry with this project if we
are to save these nice peoples from the attentions of the blood sucking capitalist class.
A second project almost as important
as the bomb is one in which the pure scientists may revel. The release of infectious bacteria in large numbers has untold possibilities
especially if they are deposited near the
source of our unchlorinated water supply.
Such a move will serve the dull purpose of
teaching the peasants not to believe the capitalistic press and driving them bugs, something that we have been unsuccessfully trying
with propaganda for years.
We must act with all possible dispatch.
The stupid fools who guide the destiny of this
country might awaken, althought such an
awakening is doubtful. We must be prepared
for any eventuality.
Remember the battle cry—Workers of
the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but
your chains and a world to win.
We will now sing the first 14 choruses
of The Red Anthem.
Air Force  To Supply
Machine - Shop Training
Practical machine-shop training for University of B.C.
students in Aeronautical Engineering has been arranged by 442
Auxiliary (City of Vancouver) Squadron, RCAF, the University announced today.
Fourth-year students in Mechanicals
Engineering are required to take a
laboratory course in machine-shop
practise. A co-operative agreement
between the University and the reserve air squadron now makes it possible for students specializing in the
aeronautical branch of Mechanical
Engineering to do their "lab" work in
the Sea Island shops for full college
Students would enlist in the squadron as Aircraftsmen, Second Class,
unless they already possess higher
RCAF trades qualifications. Flying
Officer T. L. Byrne, in charge of the
instruction, will supervise their work.
It is understood students who would
be ineligible for enlistment or unable
to commit themselves to it may also
be permitted to attend the shops for
the course.
Former RCAF men would receive
promotion and tradespay earlier than
other students enlisting because they
are already in possession of qualifications, squadron officers have explained. Former pilots re-enlisting under
the plan would be unable to take up
aircraft themselves, but would receive the same amount of "training
flights'' made available to all squadron personnel.
If enough UBC students enlist to
make it worthwhile, the squadron will
supply a bus between the campus and
the Sea Island base, squadron officers
Professors on the campus point out
the training scheme benefits aeronautics students by allowing them to
the last week of school. Reward.
Phone KE 3402L.
SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE Engineers Business meeting 12:30 Thursday,
January 8, Ap. Sc. 101.
12:30 Friday, January 9 in Arts 106.
CAMERA CLUB general meeting
12:30 Friday, January 9 in Arts 106.
All interested pease attend.
DE 0292L.
EVERSHARP  "CA."  pen.  Gold  cap
stainless   steel   barrel.   Phone   Jack, j
BA 5869M.
size 36 or will trade for larger size.
Phone AL 1569R.
in excellent shape. A gift at $49.50.
Phone D. A. Laing, BA 8345Y.
A GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting of the Student Socialist club will
be held Arts 100, Wednesday January
7, at 12:30.
will present films on Argentena and
Chile 12:30 Wednesday, January 7 in
the Auditorium.
A SILVER COMB. Please return t'o
AMS office.
Learn The Facts From
The Students'
Educational  League
Pamphlets Free
Box 12
do machine-shop work directly connected with the repair and servicing
of aircraft. Campus shop instruction
is more general in nature, they explain. Both courses include bench and
lathe work, use of shapers, milling
machines and drill press, lay-off work,
and tempering of metals.
The future aeronautical engineers
will work on conventional types of
aircraft for the present, but soon will
have a chance to service DeHavilland
"Vampire" jet fighters—the reserve
squadron's future equipment. These
aircraft were in use as ship-borne
fighters during the Second World War.
From $10.00
T-Squares, Protractors, Set Squares
Complete wit: Sheets  and Index
From 92.69
Clarke & Stuart
Co. Ltd.
Stationers and Printers
550 Seymour St.     Vancouver, B.C.
<^**«w^(lri| scalp*
SYMPTOMS! itchy feel-*
ing; dandruff; dry,brittle hair; loose hairs on
comb or brush. Unless
checked may cause
a hit with HANDSOME hair;
'Vaseline' Hair Tonic supplements the
natural scalp oils to keep your scalp in
condition, hair always good-looking and
easily groomed. Largest selling hair preparation in the world. It's economical, too.
Peter S Mathewson
803 Royal Bank Building
PA 5321
BAy 7208 R
SUN LIFE OF CANADA Tuesday, January 6, 1948
Clover Hill
A favorite trick of newspapermen
and radio commentators around this
time of year is to select' what they
consider to be the Man of the Year
or the Story of the Year or the Train
Crash of the Year. Some rural newspapers even have it broken down into
Curling Champ of fhe Year and Mr.
Dung-Sweeper of 1947.
Canadian newsmen have chosen
Miss Barbara Ann Scott of Ottawa,
Ontario as the Story of the Year. It
isn't really hard to see why. Here is
a girl who stands for what every
good, clean Canadian girl should be.
Here is a young girl with the first wet
flush of youth scarcely dry on her
cheek conquering stalwart skaters
from all parts of the world. Davos,
Switzerland and Stockholm, Sweden,
fell prostrate at her nimble silver
Life Magazine
Barbara Ann had her pert face smiling out from the pages of the Montreal
Standard and Life Magazine. ' The
story got even better when she was
forced to return the nice, new, shiny
automobile given to her by the people of Ottawa, Ontario on her
triumphant return home, so she could
preserve her amateur standing. Whatever her standing, she did it all very
sweety and very professionally.
Barbara Ann, who represented athletic prowess, sportsmanship, grace,
charm and modesty was an obvious
choice for Story of the Year. She was
also obvious choice for Canadian Woman of the Year.
The United States, however, was
best represented by a very different
kind of Woman. While it is lamentable
that Time Magazine passed her up in
favour of Secretary of State George
Marshall, one can take some consolation in the fact that her triumphs did
not go entirely unnoticed.
Her name was Patricia Schmidt.
Here is how she hit the headlines:
Two navy veterans, John Lester
Mee and Charles Jackson, were cruising the Caribbean in a 75-foot yacht
early in spring when they met Miss,
Schmidt, a "dancer". Miss Schmidt's
professional name was Satira, and she
took her art seriously.
She also took Mr. Mee seriously, to
the extent of moving into his cabin
on his yacht. The blissful state of
affairs was of short duration, however,
for one day, Mee announced that his
wife was coming down from Chicago.
Satira shot her lover, and a few days
later- he died.
The New York press' biggest and
best raced down to Havana and the
whole affair of "Satira and Mee"
made the headlines.
Diaries Lifted
The peak of journalistic initiative
was reached when a couple of reporters from the New York Daily
News and the Chicago Tribune took
a launch out to the yatch and lifted
Mee's personal diaries. From the
"erotic prose and purple posey" ther-
in they traced the names of Mee's past
loves. One, a Miss Lorraine de Wood
whose nightclub alias was "Tirana",
was hustled into the public eye and
her story was released t'o the New
York Journal-American, where it was
headlined "MEE PERFECT LOVER".
For her trouble, Miss de Wood was
brought to a Greenwich Village night-
cub, where her recent publicity packed them in,
Patricia, meanwhile, has been convicted and sentenced to 15 years im-
With more than enough reason to
award Patricia the Woman of the
Year title, Time recently received
further justification when a letter
came to them from her Cuban prison
at Guanabacoa. In this letter she took
exception to Time's stories about her
—not her character, mind you, but
her art.
"I definitely resent your stating that
I am a 'belly-wiggler' and a 'honky-
tonk dancer'," she wrote. Perhaps I
haven't worked Carnegie Hall, but I
have aways taken my dancing seriously and have studied (very hard)
the semi-classical dances."
There was the Woman of the Year
for 1047 speaking out in defence of
herself, her art her creed, her profession.
Let's have more Patricia Schmidt's
in 1MB. Let's have more sex slayings.
rum orgies, traffic deaths, gas tax, income tax, sales tax, brass tacks, poll
tax ....
Bongo   bongo   bongo ....
—Courtesy The Daily Province.
DISPLAYING THE STUDIOUS QUALITIES which won him B.C.'s 1948 Rhode Scholarship
is Harry W. MacDonald, fourth year Commerce student. With his wife Mary he will sail for
England in the fall to continue his studies.
Commerce Student Wins
B.C.'s Rhodes Scholarship
Broadway at MacDonald
Records,   Sheet Music,   Record Players   and
Musical Supplies
Guitar & Piano Lessons
Tel BAy. 3079       (
A Service for
A young Vancouver man, winner of
the Military Cross, has been awarded
the Rhodes Scholarship for British
Columbia in 1948. He ia Harry W.
MacDonald, 25, of 4574 Langara Ave.,
a student-veteran in his final year of
Commerce at the University of British
The award was decided recently at
a meeting of the Selection Committee
headed by Dean G. F. Curtis of UBC's
Faculty of Law.
MacDonald was a student leader at
Kitsilano Junior-Senior High School,
which he attended before he enlisted
in the Canadian Army. He was president,^ the school's Student Council,
and was commanding officer of its
Cadet Corps. He played rugby, and
was active in gymnasium affairs. He
obtained "A" grades in every subject
in Grade 12.
At UBC, his record is "consistently
first class," the committee reports.
He plans to study Economics, specializing in World Trade, when he attends Oxford. Because he is a veteran, it will be possible for his wife
to go to England with him, the committee said.
MacDonald enlisted in the Seaforth
Cadets when he was 13. In 1941, he
enrolled in the Seaforth Highlanders
of  Canada.  He  saw  service   in  the
United Kingdom and North Africa.
He transferred to the Canadian Armored Corps, and was serving in Italy
with the Ontario Regiment, First
Armored Brigade, when he won his
M.C. at Adriano, twice capturing the
village and bringing in infantry under
heavy shellfire in three tripe up and
down a road from the Allied position.
He later transferred to the Royal
Canadian Artillery, and saw service
in Northwestern Europe. He retired
from the service in 1946 and proceeded
to the University of BC. He is now
a member of the Reserve Battalion of
the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada,
his original unit.
The modern storekeeper depends on electricity in many
ways. Most important is, of course, (or lighting. To bt
most effective, store lighting must make provision for tht
right amount of light... in the right places.
In co-operation with manufacturers and other utilities)
companies, B.C. Electric has undertaken extensive research
and studies of store lighting. Today, as a result, enterprising storekeepers may call on B.C. Electric to assist
them in planning more efficient lighting of their premise*.
& 1st Ave. district for 3:30's Monday
to Saturday. Phone Dick, BA 2425R.
Commercial, Monday to Saturday at
9:00. Phone Dave at FA 1082M.
RIDE FROM 49th and Marguerite for
8:30's. Phone KE 3149Y.
RIDERS FROM 37th and Trafalgar or
vicinity for 9:30's, return 3:30 Mon.,
Wed., Fri. Arrange for Tuesday and
Thursday. Phone Doug, KE 2070Y.
URGENT — transportation from west'
Vancouver for 8:30's Monday to Friday. Phone West 789L3.
Westminster from Mondays to Fridays. Phone N.W. 3428L, ask for
A RIDE FROM vicinity of Maple and
Cornwall for 8:30's from Monday to
Friday. Please call Frank at BA 4123R.
RIDE DAILY FOR 8:30's from 41st
and Dunbar or Marine Drive. Phone
KE 0572R evenings, Muriel.
PLAID NECK SCARF in coffee shop
or Library. Please leave at AMS
term's notes. Please leave at AMS
office or contact J. Miltimore at KE
1912R. Reward.
BURBERRY COAT TAKEN by mistake from Women's Cloakroom in
Library. Please return to AMS office.
SIGMA TAU PIN-small gold sword.
Please contact Ernie Perrault at DEx-
ter 3286R.
LADIES' GOLD WRIST WATCH before Christmas between Hut A5 and
parking lot. Finder please call KE
AISC STEEL Construction Handbook
in Ap. Sc. Building before Christmas.
Finder please phone Bob Smith at
AL 0355R.
GRAY WATERMAN'S PEN engraved "Shirley Manning". Please return
to AMS office.
I December 16. Pleaae return to AMS
It has to be. It does a tough job ... going into the steel which makes the giant
girders and spans for our bridges, shaping cars and trains that travel across these
bridges, and the ships that ply their way under them. Forming an important link
in the development of manufacturing and export trade with other countries,
British Columbia foundries are large
users of iron and turn out a record
volume of products. Significant is the
growth   of  B.C.  foundries   who   have Supplying Iron Foundries with sand for
tripM their output in the past decade. castings is but one of the many instances
<hj aim   m, j/ *n which Shanahan's serve industry. The
*r\   Jr \^kW£mu7mcvm^~>.       ~***-*jjmva*)**~j"* progress and development of Iron Found
ries   helped   inspire   the   growth  of
Shanahan's—fourfold since 1939.
Tuesday, January 6, 1948
That bleak looking pile of cement known as the Stadium is
to be the centre, during the next few months, of more action
than a burning beehive. The English Rugby moguls have a full
schedule of oval ball classics planned for the local turf, including
clashes with starry fifteens from California, Vancouver, New
Zealand, and Victoria.
The Vancouver Rugby Union is
clamping down on fisticuffs and nasty
old referee-baiting with a new ruling
which is designed to eliminate these
unorthodox antics during English
Rugger contests.
Although the new ruling doesn't
call for any drastic revisions of the
procedure already followed by the
authorities, it at least makes it official. The officials state that this
addition to the rule book provides
for a one-game suspension in addition
to that one from which the offending
player is expelled, in addition to
which the transgressor will also be
called upon to explain his action to
the powers-that-be before being allowed to play in another official
Full details of the ruling are posted
in the Stadium, and all rugger players
are asked to read the notice board
and Initial the sheet provided.
Puck Squad
Shines In
Cal. Jaunt
California, Nanaimo and
New Westminster were ports
of call for the travelling Thunderbird hockey club over a
busy  Christmas  'vacation.'
The home teams treated the UBC
pucksters like long-lost brothers, before the games, and during them the
'Birds acted as cousins to everyone,
coming up with but one tie in five
Early in December the Birds dropped a sloppy tilt to New Westminster
Cubs, 4-2, a score which could easily
have been doubled had it not been
for Bob Saunders' steller work in the
'Birds nets.
Minus Bobby Koch and Hass Young,
UBC arrived in California for a brace
of games, one each with California
Golden Bears and the Olympics of
the same loop. It was with the latter
team that the Thunderbirds played
a 2-2 draw, while losing to the Bears
The students visited Nanaimo two
days after Christmas still minus
several players owing to the holidays,
and dropped 4-1 decision to the Coal
City Clippers.
Sunday afternoon in New Westminster, the team lost another one, a
closely fought 4-3 tilt with the Cubs.
Despite the losses, UBC is still very
much in the running, and with the
return of the balance of the squad,
should show much more in the way
of good hockey.
The Miller cup champs, Varsity
(still coached by the illustrious Roy
Haines), and the brother UBC team
are prepping to scramble for the Tis-
dale trophy, the Vancouver silverware offered in the Spring.
But although the Varsity squad
walked away with first place in the
Miller cup race, the squabble for
second place still depends on a repeat game to be played between UBC
and Rowing Club. Eventually the
second place squad will get a crack
at the Rounsefel club trophy.
The big games will start in February when the University of California
invades BC during the week ending
on the 28th. UBC will return the
compliments on March 10th when the
Thunderbirds will fly to the San
Francisco area.
A travelling New Zealand squad is
slated to arrive in town at the end
of February and UBC will hold open
house for the fifteen travellers in the
The famous McKechnie cup games
| will continue during this term. Victoria   Crimson   Tide,   winners   over
Vancouver during the holidays, will
arrive on the campus January 16th for
the   first   Thunderbird   home   game.
Vancouver   Reps   will   continue   the
series  with   the  Blue   and   Gold   on
February 7th.
A full scale invasion is probable on
March 6th, when UBC is scheduled
to meet a Victoria squad in the
Capital. The final McKechnie tilt on
the Island will be followed almost
immediately by the trip to California.
REMINISCENT?—Pictured above is the line of hoop fans waiting to  see  the last Thunderbird-Globe Trotters game,
necessary to have the Globe Trotters here again before the "Bird s get the same support from UBC students?
Lewis And Clarke Becomes
Latest Thunderbird Victim
Although trailing by 14 points at half-time, UBC's casaba
kids came roaring back for a torrid 46-point second half to cop
a 66-53 win from the Lewis and Clark Pioneers at Portland,
Saturday, in their second Pacific Northwest Conference hoop tilt
of the season.
Getting away to a slow start, the''
'Birds nevertheless, had the Pioneers
nervously fingering their scalps in
the second half, when the Canadians
ran circles around the hapless losers,
scoring almost at will.
Pat McGeer starred for the casaba
kids, leading the race with 23 points.
It was McGeer who, early in the
third period, tallied the points which
put the 'Birds ahead for the first
time. From there on in, the campusmen never looked back.
The win put the Varsity squad in a
first-place tie with the Willamette
Bearcats,  both  teams  having chalked
I up   two   wins   against   no   defeats   in
I conference play.
|     Friday,   the   'Birds   will   meet   the
It certainly was a merry Christmas as far as the basket-
bailing UBC Chiefs were concerned. Fresh from those Christmas exams, the Tribesmen invaded Vancouver Island over the
Xmas Holidays and returned to the Mainland with two scalps
hanging from their belts.
The Winter Issue
Of The Thunderbird
Your   campus   Literary   Magazine
will nppear JANUARY 20, 1948
with  Poems,  Stories,  and  Articles
by   leading   university   writers
and poets
Tlie  THUNDERBIRD   brings   you
Good Writing for 25c
Although tired and cramped from'
the boat trip, the campusmen took
a two-game total point series from
the rugged Alberni Athletics on December 19 and 20, and then went on to
cop another tilt from a classy Chemainus All-Star team on the 21st.
Arriving in Alberni on Friday,
December 19, the Chiefs started off
badly by dropping the first contest
to the Athletics by a score of 54-50.
Tired out by the long trip and unaccustomed to the Alberni floor, the
Indians were unable to hit their
stride until late in the fourth quarter
when the almost overtook the lagging
Saturday night and the second game
game saw a reversal in the play. Aided
by a good night's rest, the Chiefs immediately unlimbered their biggest
tomahawks and walked away to a
58-50 win to wrap up the series with
a 4 point lead.
High scoring student of the evening
was freshman Robin Abercrombie
who chalked up a neat 14 points
during the tilt.
Always the faster team, the Chiefs
successfully   eluded  the  Alberni   defense time  after time  and held
lead throughout the game.
Sunday afternoon saw the Students
playing their third game in as many
days, this time against a Chemainus
All-Star team.
Talent from Duncan, Chemainus,
Ladysmith and Nanaimo failed to
worry the six-man Varsity squad
which fought its way to a tight 40-39
A little weary from their previous
games and the long trip from Alberni,
the Chieftans matched the All-Stars
basket for basket throughout the
affair and then with seconds to go
captain Freddie Bossen sewed up the
game with a one point free throw.
By far the most exciting contest of
the trip, the Chemainus contest saw
each of the Chieftans hit the scoring
column. By losing center Art Phillips
via the five-fouls route early in the
fourth quarter, the Students finished
tbe tilt with only five players.
Plankmen To Meet
U. Of Washington
There has been a special tournament arranged between the University of Washington and UBC in which
only freshmen may compete. The Ski
Club plans to hold freshman trials on
Grouse Mountain this weekend, with
the object of not only picking a team
for the Washington meet, but also for
selecting a nucleus of skiers for
future UBC teams.
All freshmen who are interested in
the ' ski competition and who would like
to receive coaching in racing are requested to meet in Arts 106 on Wednesday noon.
Lewis and Clark Pioneers in a return
match to be played at the UBC Gym,
while Saturday, the Thunderbirds oppose the College of Idaho in another
home game.
Minor Hoop
Shows Activity
Campus minor league mellonmen
came through with wins in exhibition
games played In the Christmas holidays. Acadia won a close contest from
the Sooke Senior B players in a game
played in the Sooke community hall.
On the campus, the White Inter A
entry took a 43-34 victory from the
Ex South Burnaby Senior B team in
a game played in the UBC gym as a
preliminary to the 'Bird — Pacific
Lutheran game on December 29. Starry Denny Wotherspoon scored a
mighty 19 points for the victors.
Minor League games on the campus
are scheduled to begin again next
Monday. As yet. it is unknown when
Jack Pomfret and Ivor Wynn will
return to the campus from their trip
with the Clover Leafs in the Phillipines.
Volleyball Playoff:
Phi Delta Theta B
Mad Hatters
Delta Upsilon
Beta Theta Pi
FENCING CLUB 12:30 Friday, January 9 in HG 4. All members should
make a special effort to attend for
Executive  Elections.
UBC Alumnae
Spark 'Leafs'
UBC staff members and ex-campus
hoopsters are playing a big part in
the recent tour through Philippines
by the Vancouver Clover Leafs, last
year's Canadian champs.
The Leafs played six games with
top University and independent
teams in Manila and have come out
on top in four. One of the tilts they
dropped was a close one-point heart-
breaker to the Manila University
Spark-plug of the club so far has
been Sandy Robertson, a member of
the famous Whiz-Kids of '45-'46—the
UBC outfit that cleaned up everything
in sight, including the vaunted Harlem Globe Trotters, dropping but one
game throughout the season.
Robertson has been high-scorer in
every game the Leafs have played,
averaging just under twenty points
per game, so far on the trip.
Diminutive Ivor Wynn, intramural
boss on the campus and member of
the Physical Education staff is also
making the jaunt, and has consistently potted 10 to 12 points a game.
Wynn's fellow staff member, Jack
Pomfret, is also with the Leafs, as
are ex-campus hoopers Harry Kermode and Ole Bakken.
Phys. Ed. A
Tuesday, Jan. 6, F.H. 12:30
Tuesday, Jan. 6, F.H. 12:30
Tuesday, Jan. 6, F.H. 12:30
Tuesday, Jan. 6, F.H. 12:30
"Well, after all, fellows,
Fourth year men
can do it!"
.Egbert isn't so far off the beam when he
imitates his seniors. It's a good way to
progress — provided we imitate someone
who is "on the ball".
That's why Egbert is cooking on the front
burners when he follows the example of
thousands of students from U.N.B. to U.B.C
and banks at "MY BANK". He knows
there's no better way of saving for those
new ski-slacks, that reet sports jacket.
If you're not already one of
those smart students with •
Bof M account, why not open
one today?
You'll like that stand-up-and-
thout feeling that money in the
bank gives you. ut-«
Bank of Montreal
working   with  Canadians   in  every   walk  of  life   since   1817
Ira i hhikm cu»min
:b m


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items