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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXXI	
Protest Meeting Colled Off
Controversy Of Fired Profs
'Vague' To Seattle Students
(Daily Ubyssey senior editor Les Armour found only a handful of students
at the University of Washington interested in the dismissal of professors
fronx the teaching staff because of alleged Communist activity, ln today's
article, the third in a series of four. Armour interviews Brock Adams, student
president. Tomorrow he interviews those professors dismissed and placed
on probation by the university's proble.)
SEATTLE, Wash., February 24.—£rock Adams, president
of the Associated Students of the University of Washington, is
"I don't know all the rights and wrongs of these dismissals,"
he said. "I envy those who do—they must have a tremendous
peace of mind—but I'm not at all sure. I don't even know
whether a Communist is a courageous intellectual or a fifth
columnist.  Do you?"
What, I asked, do you think the average
student thinks about the situation?
"I can't say, exactly. Anyway I can't claim
to represent student opinion. I was only elected
by 16 percent of the student body. But I'm
willing to bet that most students couldn't tell
you the names of the six professors concerned
and don't know the findings of the committee
on academic tenure." (It was this committee which dismissed
a social psychology professor for "unscientific" research.)
"We are conducting a poll now and, if what I think is true,
it will show," Adams said.
Protests Not Representative
Do you think student protests will get the professors reinstated? I asked.
Adams didn't think so. Protests, he thought, were not really
representative of the student body. Not enough students were
active in them.
If the poll shows that the majority of students favor reinstatement, will you take action?
"If they show that I'll put the question to a referendum
during the spring elections. If the majority clearly want action
we'll take it," he said emphatically.
"I won't say we'll accomplish anything. But if students
want us to try we'll try," he added.
I went from Adams' office to a board of director's meeting
of the newly-formed Student Organization on Academic Rights.
There I found Bob Craig, fourth year philosophy student
and president of the group, and Ed Jones, seven-foot ex-army
officer, eloquent spokesman for the organization. He is desperately trying to hold the organization together in the face of
a violent clash of opinion between right and left.
Protection of Rights
The issue being decided was whether the group should
sponsor a massing meeting in protest against the dismissal of
the three professors.
Progressive Party and several leftist trade unions, it
appeared, were also going to sponsor the meeting and rightists
in the group felt that it would be bad publicity to appear on
the same platform with the organizations concerned.
Extremists even said that the primary purpose of thc
organization was not to reinstate the professors, but to protect
academic rights in the abstract.
Jones pointed out that the problem was far wider than the
case at hand. If the dismissals were allowed to stand academic
freedom would be dealt a fell blow. Therefore the professor'
must be given back their jobs.
Others added that, whether or not the organization sponsored the meeting it would be branded as associated with any
other group which spoke out in favor of the professors.
After two hours of hectic debate the directors decided bj
a nine to six vote not to sponsor the meeting and not to sponsoi
any further meeting in which any other group had a hand.
SOAR Heads Optimistic
As the meeting broke up many members felt that SOAE
had lost its teeth, that it had failed in its function because oi
its refusal to sponsor the protest meeting.
Some doubted as to whether it would ever regain its strength
unless the split was rectified.
Craig and Jones, however, were optimistic.
"Some of these people," Jones said, "just don't know the
meaning of academic freedom, The question is whether or not
a professor should just gather his data and pigeonhole it or
whether he should be free to apply it as the data indicates it
should be applied. As long as a professor can apply his information in only a restricted number of ways he is not fixe "
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Today's issue of The Daily Ubyssey has been produced
by the members of the Commerce department,
In honor of their annual banquet page three of today's
paper is what is generally known as "The Commbyssey".
Associate editors of thi.s Commerce edition are:
Jack   Fleming,   Stu   Petigrew,   Ace   Williams,   Ziggy
Wozny, Jim Kwong.
Motion  On   Ref
No. 72
Fee  Increase About Two Years
USC's Bid For Power Defeated
In Lively Debate At AMS Meet
SPECIAL STUDENT MATINEE performance of Musical
Society's operetta "Iolanthe" will be given in the Auditorium
Friday, February 25th, at 3:30 p.m.
This \yill be the second of two free student performances
of the gay and witty Gilbert and Sullivan musical. The first
was given Tuesday night to a receptive and enthusiastic audience.
Commerce Banquet
At Hotel Vancouver
Tonight Commerce students will have the opportunity of
neeting their future business associates, when they attend their
mnual banquet at Hotel Vancouver.
For Iho past eight years thi.s function $"
has aided commerce students immeasurably by fostering good will and
relationship with men who direct the
business of the province.
The banquet, more than any other
event has been responsible in making
the businessmen "Commerce conscious."
This was the purpose Prof. Morrow-
had in mind when he initialed the
banquet in  1940.
With formation of the Commerce Department in 1939 a banquet was held
in the spring of 1940. This affair was
attended by some 50 students and
business men,
Last year's attendance exceeded 700
and it is hoped that thi.s figure will
be exceeded tonight.
Each year some prominent member
of the community or business world
is chosen as guest speaker and in the
past the banquet has been honored by
such notables as the Hon, Herbert
Anscomb, Minister of Finance, K. W.
Diamond, Vice-President of Consolidated Mining and Smelting, and H. R.
MacMillan, president of MacMillan
Industries and other subsidiary concerns.
Students of the Commerce Department are given this opportunity to
show their oratorical abdit,\ at the
banquet by presentation of the toasts
throughout the evening.
Most of the responsibility of the
success of the banquet falls upon the
shoulders of the president of iho
Commerce Undergraduate Soi ieH .
This year Ihe responsibility tails on
Terry Watt who is virtually certain to
make a success of  it.
Tween Classes
UBC Grad To
Speak To CCF
''Christian Science: How it can help
you" by Mr. Archibald Carey. CSB. of
Detroit, Michigan, is the subject of a
lecture sponsored by the Christian
Science Organization Vo be given in
Physics 200 at 12:30 on Thursday,
February 24.
if. if. if.
Wilber Sutherland, general university secretary I'or the Inter-Varsity
Christian Fellowship of Canada, will
address a meeting of the VCF Friday,
in Arts 200 at 12:30 p.m.
Mr. Sutherland, an honors student
in physics graduated from UBC in
1945 and joined the IVCFC in 194(1
after instructing in the physics department for (me year. He will be available
to all students for counselling this
Thursday and Friday in the VCF clubroom, A 4 behind Brock Hall.
if. if. if.
General WUS and WAA meetings
will include all women on .the campus
are scheduled for 12:30 today in tlie
following rooms:
Commerce meet in Hut G 13, Physical Education Arts203, 1st year Art.
Arts 204, 2nd year Arls Arls 208, 3rd
year Arls Arls 20(1.
WUS representatives and intra-mur-
al managers will be elected.
EDMONTON, Alta. (CUP) -Student
Council of the University of Alberta
has objected lo invasion of a closed
campus meet oil; by The Gateway,
sludenl    publication.
The Cotnnil  cen unci Thc Gateway
fi a1 a     \ in! iSiiii n:  Jniu nails! ic ethics.
AMS Treasurer Paul Plant announced late last night
a referendum on an increase in fees Will be held March 10.
Students will be asked to vote for one of three alternatives:
1. Raising AMS fees to $20.00.
2. Leaving fees at $16.00 as at present.
3. Reducing fees to $15,00/
Projected four dollar increase in student fees payable to
the Alma Mater Society will be impossible until September
1950, at least.
This was made certain yesterday when students at a special
AMS general meeting voted in a narrow margin to table a
resolution to effect the increase moved by Treasurer Paul
Decision was reached following a
tally on a standing vote.
Instead, ihe meeting approved a
resolution under which all changes
in AMS fees must be submitted to a
referendum vote after 14 days notice
has been given.
Despite Warning
Step to table the Plant resolution
was taken despite a warning by AMS
president Dave Brousson, in answer to
a question from the floor, that deferment of the Plant resolution at
that meeting would mean no action
could be taken until next year.
Eliminate Instability
Plant, in moving the proposed increase in fees, said it would "practically eliminate" the "gamble and instability of the Society as it operates today."
Raising the AMS fee from $16.00 to
$20.00 would permit the following, he
1. Raising pass fund from $3.00 to
$4.00 and distribution of 40 percent of
this sum to undergraduate societies
to permit cheaper banquets and dances
5,000 Students
Also defeated was a move by Undergraduate Societies Committee
chairman Dave Williams to give USC
greater powers in campus government. However other amendments to
Ihe USC constitution were approved.
He was referring to the fact that
a fee increase would have to be approved by the Board of Governors at
their meeting next Monday in order
to appear in next year's calendar. The
calendar will go to press before the
next meeting of the Board.
and free special events.
2. Increased allocation to Men's Ath-
letic Directorate from $1.75 to $4.00,
permitting restriction of athletic admissions to 25 cents and giving greater stability to MAD.
3. Continuation of The Daily Ubyssey as a daily, with more copies dis*
tributed. Reduced price for Totem.
4. Continuation of the payments ol
$1.00 and $5.00 payments per student
to the European Scholarship fund and
the  Gym   fund,  respectively.
Plant's remarks were punctuated
by boos, hisses and cat-calls from the
nearly 5000 enthusiastic students who
jammed the Auditorium.
Both the motion to table Plant's
resolution and that to submit fee increases to secret ballot were proposed
by George Kelly, CUS treasurer and
member of the Plant Committee which
investigated student finances last fall.
The motion originated with a group
Veto Power
The effect of this amendment would
have been to give USC veto power
over Council, it was stated.
Opposition came from Bob Harwood,
last year's AMS treasuier and Jim
Sutherland, president of next year's
Student Council.
Vigorous Speech
In a vigorous speech, Sutherland
urged rejection of the amendment
which, he said, would "relegate Coun-"
cil to nothing and put USC in a
dominant position." Such a situation
would lead to a "eat and dog fight"
and would deter responsible students
from running for Council offices, he
of Fort Camp residents. Its supporters
stated that there were many students
wandering around the campus who
did not know "we are considering
raising their fees."
Amendment to USC constitution,
submitted by Williams, and seconded
by Bill Haggert, USC chairman elect,
ment of any resolution passed twice
would have made possible the enact-
by USC even if rejected by Student
Harwood stated that the amendment
would institute a system of faculty
representation in student government.
Such would not be representative, he
said, except in the cases of William's
faculty (Law) and Haggert's faculty
(Applied  Science).
Although a majority of students rejected USC's bid for power, the other
points in William's amendment were
approved. These include reduction
of USC from 60 to 20 members, two
for each faculty; weighing of votes
on USC; and establishment of a Charities Committee.
Plant And Brousson
Disappointed On Meet
Both Paul Plant and  Dave Brousson  were  disappointed
over the reception accorded the Plant funds probe recommenda-
Paul Plant labelled the motion to
table "a play on the part of a few
students to stall the passage of tho
resolution. There will be no better
consideration given the question when
it i.s raised again than there has boon
to date."
Dave Brousson echoed Plant's words
on the Plant money proposals. "There
will bc nothing gained by a referendum. In the AMS elections ,'1000
voied. today we have over that,
her  present."
On    the    ainendluenl
const itiation    Brousso:
jectioiis.  "If  the   pre1
can't convince the USC as to the
correctness of its stand then perhaps
the Council is wrong."
"Council as a whole had no objection to Article X amendment as
it affected the powers of council."
However. Bob Harwood and Jim
Sutherland apparently felt poweis of
USC posed a menace to Council.
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Thursday, February 24, 1949.
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Editor  This   Issiic-ART  WELSH
Dr. Privilege: G. Responsibility
(T-)day's Daily Ubyssey ellitorial page is turned over
to the sludents of the Department of Commerce who'
produced today's edition.)'
In a few weeks many of you will have
graduated and will be permitted, if you so
desire, to put the initials B. Comm. after your
name. You will be permitted also to indulge
in the doubtful pleasure of wondering what
it means.
Three or four years ago you were selected
almost at random to continue your studies at
"the University". True, some of you took an
active part in the selection. You may have
given up other delights or, by your own zeal,
brought yourself to the attention of those who
were able to help finance your necessary
expenditures. Nevertheless, you probably
would be the first to admit that many equally
worthy candidates, through circumstances
beyond their control, were denied the privilege that was accorded to you.
Assuming that the opportunity to attend
the University is a privilege, then it seems
reasonable to suppose that there should be
an accompanying responsibility. It is, of
course, difficult to evaluate the privilege of
going to "college".
You have been paying out money while
your contemporaries who went to work have
been taking in money. You have been working as hard as they—probably harder. When
you leave here you may start out, if you are
lucky, where they did some four years earlier.
Then what is the value of a university education? If the influences in which you have
been submerged for the past three or four
years have developed in you some measure
of self-reliance, initiative, and, above all in-
quisitiveness the value is indeed great. Those
of you who failed to take full advantage of
your opportunities, even though "by hook or
by crook" you passed the examinations, have
my deepest sympathy. You have wasted both
time and energy.
Vocational Guidance ?
How many students that you can interview
on the campus, today, can tell you what course
athey plan on taking and what position they
wish in. life? The time to decide is now when
you are starting your university training, not
.when half way through or after it is completed. Although the costs are higher in
other universities, the least possible amount
that it will cost a student per year to attend
UBC is $750 plus at least another $750 that
he would be earning if he were not attending
school. This over a five-year course amounts
to $7,500 not including the trend to higher
wages that would take place over that time
through experience so that a close approximation might be $10,000 for a degree.
Then there is the point that a university
degree does not equip you for a higher wage
Looking Ahead
After several years of contact with business
and careful investigation into the needs of
the prospective employer, it became evident
that certain requirements were necessary for
a Commerce graduate. The four-year course
met these requirements up to a point. More
fully, however, to meet the needs of business,
the Commerce course has been extended to
five years from Junior Matriculation.
The  purpose   of  a   University   Commerce
immediately so that the chances are that it
will take at least three to five years to catch
up on the non-university student who will be
paid for his experience. This differential
might amount to another $2,000 for his degree.
That is quite expensive if he has not taken
the correct training in the first place. It is
true, however, that after reaching the 30 age
mark that the university trained man will
leave the non-university trained man far
behind in remuneration with exceptions, of
Thus let us consider carefully what older
experienced counsellors can save us both in'
time and money. If we are not suited to
university then let us not fool ourselves that
we will gain anything from a degree because
a dollar and cents analysis shows us that this
i.s not true.
course is to provide an adequate general background of education and also to familiarize
the students with business activity. At the
same time, the new course gives students an
opportunity, in the last two years, to specialize in a particular field of interest and to
acquire a measure of skill in performance
that goes beyond the limits of the general
It appears that we had a lot of
competition, in the way of entertainment, for our meeting on Tuesday but despite that we did have a
good meeting. Resolutions were presented for approval for the provincial convention which will be held
in Victoria in the latter part of
may. The question of delegates for
the convention was also discussed.
It was decided that the branch would
appoint some of its delegates from
those who reside in Victoria and in
that way we would save money and
yet have a full delegation.
"Three no trump" Millar presented his by-law amendments dealing
with disposition of the funds from
the canteen, requirements that the
branch should hold monthly nigh I
meetings, the appointment of standing committees. Other matters of
interest included the approval of the
purchase and presentation of a
trophy   for   inter-faculty   debating
* * *
We were sorry to learn on Friday
that John West is leaving our fair
city to take up a position in the
east. We wish you good luck in your
new job John and we hope that it
will not keep you away too long.
John was always an active and interested member of this branch and
it is with regret that we bid him
* * *
If you are one of our paper members who happens to be in arrears
with your dues you will find that
the membership committee will have
tables set up in the Armories for
your convenience at the next oay
parade. If you are more than nine
months in arrears it will be to you
advantage to enquire about the new
deal that provincial command has
provided to permit you to become
* * *
Nominations for next year's executive  positions  will  be  received
in the office of the president until
noon on the 10th of March.
tion for international students club to
be discussed. All interested are invited. Arts 106, Thursday 12:30.
noon HM 6 samba and rhumba. Practice session 1:30-3:30, HG 4. Friday,
square dance.
will provide the AMS concert Friday,
tion for international students club
to be discussed. All interested are
invited. Arts 106, Thursday, 12:30.
thc Camera Club at 12:30, Friday,
February 25 in Arts 203. All entrants
in the Open House Salon should attend.
prospective members who intend to
fly at any time this term must attend
a meeting at noon Monday, February
i\ in the Glider Club hut.
Mussoc's "Iolanthe," presented Tuesday night, delighted students from
opening curtain until the Ights dim-
ned on the finale. It! will be matineed
on Friday afternoon for students unable to get Tuesday seats.
L. V. Young's superb stage direction
supplied brilliant flights of imagination to the iron-bound framework
set by D'Oyle Carte. Mr. Young handled his choruses-, well, particularly
the wonderful cn'ranca of the Peers,
which stopped the show before they
had sung a line. But the credit for the
professional integration of the show
no doubt' belongs to C. Haydn Williams.
Beautiful costumes were enhanced
by fluorescent effects. The stage was
pleasantly set, complementing the
actors. Dialogue was well handled,
frequently'arousing delighted laughter, and even applause.
John Fish was brilliant as the chancellor. Also noteworthy were Henry
Naylor as Mountararat, Rita Loiselle
as the Shepherdess, Kelvin Service as
the hetrogeneous Strephon, Robert
Faulkner as the amusing Grenadier
Guard, and Art Palmer as Tolloller.
Taken in whole and in parts, Iolanthe' was a fine achievement, and
all concerned deserve highest praise
for a completely enjoyable evening
at the theatre.
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Labour Relations
by A. Albin Bownick
Chapter One
Elmer K. Twiddle's the name. Yes sir, taking a course in Commerce at UBC. Of course,
I must admit, there are times when I don't
take it seriously enough but then again I have
my own methods for passing examinations.
For instance, I do most of the practical work
a day or two before I have to hand it in but
the theory I let slide until I feel the hot
breath of the exams on my neck.
As for lectures I attend them all except
those in Labour Relations. They are eight-
thirties and I would feel miserable for the
rest of the day if I had to hike out to the
University that early in the morning just to
take a subject which can be learned any old
Chapter Two
About six weeks later the University challenged Elmer's confidence by posting the timetable, Tho exam in Labour Relations was to
bo held at eight-thirty on Thursday morning
despite Elmer's strong appeal to the registrar
that it should be moved forward to three in
the afternoon. Did Elmer pass? Let Elmer
tell you.
Chapter Three
On   Wednesday   morniir.:'   L missed   all   the
nuiining lectures and do^fl^^H^'cst of the
day exclusively to lhe ^^HI^^^HMk.Rela-
t ions.
was ^^^^^^^^^^^^Bfy
call it a day. I was working too hard. A good
night's sleep would do me good. I let it be
known, however, that I intended to rise at a
quarter past five in order to give my notes
the once over. Also, I insisted that under no
circumstances was I to be interrupted.
The alarm rang at 5 o'clock and 15 minutes
later I was engrossed in the study of Labor
Relations. I paced the floor quoting entire
passages from the most important chapters;
I asked myself questions and answered them
correctly with little or no effort; I criticized,
analyzed and correlated all the important
aspects of the subject.
Har! Har! Har! Wait 'til my mother hears
about this. My boy is an expert in Labor
Relations, she will say. My mother will be
proud . . . know all about Lab . . . sure tired
. . .Rla ... got to stay awake . . . tions . . .
authori . . on . . . Rabor Lelations . , . can't
kee' eyes openn . . .
Chapter Four
"Good morning, Mr, Twiddle."
"Good morning, Mr. Twiddle."
"Good morning, Mr. Twiddle."
I answered them in turn as I passed through
my outer offices on my way to my own private
office,   Before I entered I stopped a moment
io admire the distinctive gold lettering on the
door.   11, always served to remind me of my
responsibility   to   the   peoples   of  this   great
industrial age in which we live.
"Any calls, about the street car strike?"
My secretary informed me that the presi
dent of the Street Railwaymen's Union was
waiting in the outer office. I asked that he
be shown in immediately.
When Mr. Eisler arrived we retreated to
the conference room in order to conduct our
discussion in the strictest confidence. The
president was consulting me with the hope
that my knowledge of Labor Relations would
iron out the difficulties. I submitted certain
recommendations which he was, indeed, grateful for. I was forced to cut the discussion
short, however, since I had an appointment
to meet Dal Grauer, the president of the
transit company, at 10 o'clock.
Chapter Five
The tired eyes of Mr. Grauer brightened
up when I entered his office. He introduced
me to the company's executives as the man
who "more than any other man in the country today could alone solve the transit strike."
I told Mr. Grauer that he was most flattering,
and suggested that we get down to work.
Before I could offer any opinions I required
a certain amount of background material upon which to base them. The executives agreed
that I should analyze the company's financial
statements and this I did without prejudice.
With the information acquired from the analysis, I make several recommendations to tho
company which the executives were anxious
to put into effect.
Chapter Six
On the .following day the newspapers announced that the transit strike was officially
over. My picture appeared on the front page
alongside of those of Mr. Eisler and Mr.
Grauer, stated that I was the man responsible
for bringing about a mutual agreement. I
made no personal comments to the press.
That evening I was the honored guest at a
banquet in the Vancouver Hotel sponsored by
the Vancouver Board of Trade. After the
excellent repast provided by the Board, the
president rose and began to speak. He mentioned the fact that I was a brilliant Commerce graduate from the University of British oClumbia and that I had won the envy
of all the department heads for the outstanding marks which I achieved in the subject
of Labor Relations . . . LabOR RELATIONS
Chapter Seven
"Labor Relations!" I yelled, "Labor Rela-
i •      11*
Without consulting my watch or my landlady I high-tailed it to the bus stop—but fast.
Then it occurred to me that the strike was
not yet over. Just then a car stopped and a
student jumped out. He looked at me with
a wry smile and noticing my anxiety, remarked:
"Writing an exam, too, eh Mac. I just finished one.   A cinch."
"Yeah!  What on?"
"Labor Relations,"
Chapter Eight
Elmer K. Twiddle's the name. Used to take
a course in Commerce at UBC but 1 got fed
up.  No money in it. Thursday, February 24, 1949.
Adel belt's
One year ago today Adelbert was
out doing some field work for his
Commerce course in Auctioneering.
Prerequisites is Commerce 533, Public Speaking, but of course, you know
that so I'll get' on with my story.
It was raining. Remember, the time
of my story is last year. The place for
his assignment was a house sale. On
the way into the house he disturbed
some ducks swimming on the front
lawn. Adelbert did what he thought
was a good example of the Australian
Crawl, but the ducks disregarded his
cavorting so Adelbert climbed up onto the front pprch and went into the
house. A roaring fire and clouds of
sweaty steam greeted him as he
joined the happy throng. Of course,
all this time Adelbert was noting the
number and types of second-hand
dealers. These notes taken with a
ball-point pen on waterproof paper
were all part of the course. Silence
fell over the motely crowd as the
Auctioneer entered the room with
majestic pace and his podium. His
Sergeant-at-arms called the room to
attention and the auction commenced.
The first few items were office furniture. The Auctioneer disposed of
these few items with dispatch. Ah ha,
point number one, clever auctioneers
always sell the first few items quickly
to frighten the buyers into believing I
that they will miss a bargain if they
don't bid rapidly. Adelbert noted this
fact in his waterproof notebook. The
room grew quiet and an ominous silence made Adelbert glance up to see
what caused the commotion. His heartbeat leaped from 15 to 25 and slithered
back to 5 as he gaped in wonder upon
a typewriter. Yes, ever since Miss
Feed lef um had cracked his knuckles
for poor writing, Adelbert' had dreamed of owning a typewriter. Here was
his chance. He had studies Auctioneering for two months and he'd got a
second class in Public Speaking. He'd
show them what superior knowledge
and education could do to help a
fellow. These uneducated peasants
didn't have a chance.
The Auctioneer held the typewriter
in the half light to show off its best
Adelbert was too excited to make
further notes but persisted on sucking at his ball-point' pen and spitting
blue balls at half-dead flies. As usual,
a second-hand dealer, Slippery Joe,
made a low opening bid. Adelbert
knew all about this custom, cleverly
bided his time, and nonchalantly killed another fly with a blue ball. The
man who had bought all of the office furniture, obviously a capitalist,
countered with a bid of $20. The Auctioneer smiled a Gioconda smile and
raised his right eyebrow at Joe. Joe
waited the correct length of time and
countered with $25. The Auctioneer
smiled another Mona Lisa. "35", snapped the Capitalist. The smile became
more devilish, A longer pause. "40".
said Joe, The head and smile focussed
on the Capitalist. Every eye in the
house was on him. The silence was
heavy, The Smile suggested 50 to the
Adelbert shook his head. "No." he
cried. A cheer went up from the mob,
They knew that their warrior had won
the fight', Our Adelbert had made the
Capitalist pay twice the value for the
old broken down typewriter. Besides,
Adelbert had bid on an article without
being caught,
Pag* S
The Daily Ubyssey
Commerce  Edition
Commerce  Editor:  JACK  FLEMING
Assistants: Stu Pctigrcw and Ate Williams
Three Candidates Vie
for CUS Prexy Post
Looking Back
The first news that things were moving at UBC last fall
was when Tom Nutchey told me he was funning a black market
in new text books over south of the Armouries. The Book Store,
I'm told, made a handsome profit. Tom of course didn't get it
all. The AMS got a slice of the pie. John Kellman, a fixture
at the store, is reported to have doubled his take home pay.
/r * *     "
Ron Birnie
No person can or should say what
they are going to do if elected to a
university position. This is not-primarily a position of authorty but
rather one of trust. It is up to members of the Commerce Undergraduate Society Executive to interpret
the wishes of every student in the
faculty and put them into function
in a manner acceptable to all and to
the benefit of the faculty. If I am
elected this will be my endeavor.
In closing I would urge everyone
regardless of your favorite to get
out and vote, make the commerce
elections a big thing and show the
rest of the campus that Commerce
has a real spirit.
Al Martin
I am convinced that through sin-
Connections In
Jr. Chamber
Very Good
Connections? Every day many of us
glibly brush aside most people's success with the phrase, "Oh yes, but he
has connections."
"You too can make connections even
though success may not be immediately forthcoming. Not only knowing
someone influential but also knowledge of the functioning of one's community is of vital importance to all
of us. It' is up to everyone to bc prepared for that "Red Letter Day" when
we are herded out into the world.
However, upon graduation the herding
is at an end and the majority of us
are left to our own resources.
If you are between the ages of 20
and 40 the Junior Chamber of Commerce can help ease your entry into
the cold and cruel business world.
With "Jaycee" membership, you can
meet the practical and experienced
business man in your community. In
addition to the invaluable personal
contact that you as an undergraduate
can make, there is the active participation in the planning and developing
of your community. As well as the
numerous committees open to you,
the "Jaycees" also sponsor a highly
successful self-betterment program,
for those who want further business
Did You See This?
From the Daily Ubyssey,
February 22, 1949.
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This notice concerned all clubs on
the campus, undergraduate societies, and clubs connected to campus organizations.
cere int'sresc and application wc can
build a strong, spirited and beneficial Undergraduate Society, This
can be done by, the establishment
of an information service, a concrete plan for more direct representation, well-advanced booking, planning and publicizing of functions.
Frosh receptions, the promotion of
genuine friendliness among society
members, the encouragement of all
Commerce Undergrads to exercise
their latent managerial abilities in
the direction of the society, and the
delegation of authority to committees rather than to a small autocratic executive. I am sincerely
pledged to the above plans and need
only your vote to enable me to put
them into effect.
"Ziggy" Wozny
"Ziggy"   Wozny,   who   rose  from
the ranks overseas to a commander
of a platoon in Italy and then to a
staff Captain, Has had sufficient
experience to tit him for the position
of CUS president.
At present "Ziggy" is on the
Junior Chamber of Commerce Civic
Aviation Planning Committee, an
active member of the Commerce
Public. Speaking Club, and a member
of the Fort Camp Student Council.
His platform is: (1) that of greater
co-operation with downtown business through active membership in
such organizations as the "Jaycees."
(2) A more pleasant and up to date
Commerce Reading Room, (3) Greater representation to the faculty of
suggestions from the students, and
(4) the placement of a Ubyssey distribution point in the area of the
Commerce Huts.
CUS Prexy Says "Thanks Very Much"
Mary Mack came to the campus this
year. She came a couple of tjmes but
only one really counts. That was the
time that Jim Murray and his bevy
of Beautiful Commerce girls, with the
aid   of  Al   McMillan   and  his  band,
and   Jim   Munroe* and   his   Pipers,
staged a Pep Meet in the Armories.
Barney   Potts   directed    proceedings
and managed to squeeze in a few of
his better known acts. Six judges and
a   mob   of   whistling   Commercemen
finally selected Kathy Murphy as the
Commerce   candidate   for   Thunderbird Princess.
November brought us the first
Commerce dance of the season. It
was  an   informal  affair  held  at   the
Georgia Hotel. Les Hoel and Al Martin by their able managing of affairs
netted a healthy addition to the CUS
coffers. Ken Jessiman kept everybody
on their toes with a fast and entertaining program and led a troup of
'waiters' to the table of R. A. Mahoney to salute him on the occasion
of his wedding anniversary. After Don
Nicholson had sped the parting guests
on their way the doors were closed
and reconstruction began.
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Before adjusting entries are made in
the books for '49 I would like to express my appreciation and heartfelt thanks for the co-operation and
hard work that has been donated so
freely by all Commerce men and women.
To the twenty Commerce women
who participated in our Queen contest, to Jim Murray for his grand pep
meet arangements, to Les Hoel and A
Martin for the resounding Informal
at the Georgia, to John Ross, Shirley
Stevens, Andy Rose, Newell Morrison,
Alex Clark, for t'he novel Formal at
the Commodore, and to all of you for
your help in making this banquet
tonight a success, my thanks and unending gratitude.
To exchange with classmates—to introduce you to
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Thursday, February 24, 1949.
Birds Batter Clippers
For First Series Win
Stop Press
Nanaimo 2-1 Edge    1:
In Playoff Series
UBC Thunderbird hockey
team made up for their twin
losses in Nanaimo in the first
two play-off games of the B. C.
Amateur Senior A championships by trouncing Clippers 7-2
Before a crowd of eager fans at
the Forum last night, putting
them only one game behind Nanaimo in the best four out of
seven series.
With Clippers displaying their usual
style of rough play that has so individualized them in their league, 'Birds
decided to try a little of the same
treatment on the Island crew, matching them bruise for bruise for the entire game.
A total of 16 minutes of penalties
were served by the winners for their
behaviour, but a like amount was
also the fate of Nanaimo from their
Standout line of Clare Drake, Bill
Husband and Bob Lindsay were the
heavy firing brigade for Thunderbirds, tallying four out of the seven
UBC led the Nanaimo team all the
way, taking a 2-1 lead in the first
period, and stretching it to 4-1 at the
second breather.
With Adams playing his best game
of the current season between the
pipes for the locals, the team kept up
their hardy spirit to down their arch-
Although UBC had the better of the
ptay, Adams was still required to
push out many of the flying pucks
from the desperate losers.
The entire 'Bird team were outstanding on defense, but Terry Nelford and
Bob Saunders surpassed them all.
Each member of the high-scoring
line ended up with three points
apiece, Husband with two goals and
one assist, while Drake and Lindsay
garnered one goal and two assists
The Thunderbirds victory last night
places them right back in the fight
for league laurels. Nanaimo now is
but one game up on the locals. The
standings now read 2-1. The next
game is scheduled for Nanaimo on
Saturday night but the 'Bird victory
last night will likely necessitate a
game on Friday night as well in order
to name a coast representative by the
March 2 deadline.
The local squad can, by winning
one counter on the Island, extend the
series to a game at the Forum next
week. The team has an excellent
chance of winning it all if they maintain last evening's torrid pace.
Phi Delts In
Table Tennis
Phi Delta Theta, coming from
behind, took the 'Mural table
tennis doubles championships
at noon Tuesday, beating out
Zeta Beta Tau by winning the
last two games of the three-
game match.
Phi Delt's team of Art Philips and
Harry Carter, not accustomed to the
environment in the first contest of
the series, started off the game by
lagging far behind.
In a stretch drive, they managed to
come up to 20-20 with Zeta's but were
beat out in the duece play to lose
by 24-22.
Taking the initiative in the second
match, Phi Delts took an early lead
and bested their opponents for the
rest of the game, taking a 21-16 counl
from the previous winners to even up
the series, forcing a third game.
In the crucial tilt, Philips and Ou'ter
proved once and for al' yiat iney had
the superior skill at the sport, when
they dumped Zetas 21-10 to take tlie
Zetas tried hard but just couldn't
keep up to tlie wicked slams by the
winning crew who seemed inspired
after their first close decision against
THURSDAY Field House
Sciencemen   vs   Zete's   "A"
Sigma  Alpha   v*  Zete's  "B"
fl::i0)   Gym
D.U.   ''A"   vs    l.sl.   Eng.
FRIDAY Field  House
Plus.   !•',,[   -C"   vs   Mu   Phi
The elections of new officers will be the feature, attraction on the -agenda of today's meeting of the Big Block
Club according to president Hilary Wotherspoon.
The get-together will take place at 12:30 in the double
committee room in Brock Hall.
Other items up for discussion will be the distribution
of sweaters and ,the picture for this year's Totem.
Arrangements have been made to have the picture
taken at 1 o'clock in the Gym and all members are urged
to turn out in their sweaters.
When elected the new president, vice-president and
secretary-treasurer will work in cooperation with the
present officers for the rest of the year to learn their duties.
Editor This Issue-RAY FROST
Wednesday Night
Basketball Scores
Braves and Chiefs, each playing one
of their few last games oi' the Senior
A League schedule in Varsity Gym
last night, dropped both contests to
tlie might ot Eagletime and Cloverleafs, respectively.
In tlie fir.st game of the twin bill,
Chiefs fared slightly better than their
Varsity rivals Braves did against thc
champion Cloverleaf five on Monday
night, taking a 72-49 shellacking.
Trailing 25-8 at the end of the initial
quarter, the students picked up a
little before half time to rack up a
32-21 score at the breather..
Pickcll led the scoring field with
?,2 markers while, the high scorer on
the losers was Hindmarch with lt*
points with Hudson racking up nine.
In the second contest of thc evening,
Braves gave Eagletimes a tussle for
most of the game, but still came out
on tho short end of the 60-48 score.
With Swenson and Ostrosser opening up in thc third quarter, Braves
outscored winners 19-14 to come back
into the running but they lost out in
the stretch drive to the cool experi-
enco of Eagletimes.
Sykes topped the scoring with 21
digits, while Swenson was high man
for E'raves with 18. Ostrosser came
next with 10 points, eight of which
he collected n the rally.
/Birds Face Toughies
In Weekend Tilts
Local Cagers Out To Recoup
Losses Of Disastrous Road Trip
UBC's Thunderbird basketball team will be out for blood
this weekend in an attempt to recoup the disastrous losses
suffered in last week's dismal road trip.
The  'Birds opponents  in  Operation <$ ——	
Win this weekend will be the league-
leading Central Washington Wildcats,
the king pins of the loop with nine
wins and two losses to date, aifd also
the Gladiators of Pacific Lutheran,
who are tied with CPS and Eastern
in second place.
Coach Pomfrcts charges will be gunning for a double win this weekend
in order to pull out of a sixth place
tic with the Whitworth College Pirates., and also to move into a fifth
place tie with Western Washington
College. A double win i.s the only
means of doing this, if coupled with
« double loss for the Vikings of
At the same time, this weekend's
games play a very important part in
league standings, for a win for the
'E'irds against Central would mean
a four-way tie for first, while win
over the Lutes would mean the Gladi
ators were out of the running.
In the Friday night game at UBC
which features the Wildcat-'Bird engagement, the Central quintet will be
counting heavily on the efforts of
fast breaking guard Dean Nicholsin
to carry off a win,
UBC's Jim Forsyth will have his
hands full Saturday night against the
Lutes when he will be responsible for
holding down the Pacific Lutheran
high-scoring pivot man Harry McLaughlin.
In the last battle between the Lutes
Gladiators and the 'Birds it was McLaughlin who managed to do most of
the damage as the Lutes romped to
Again this weekend the 'Birds will
be counting heavily on the ability of
bucketman Forsyth, forward McLean,
and guards Munro and Mitchell, UBC's
most potent scoring threats to date.
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