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The Ubyssey Nov 12, 1946

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No. 21
—O'Arcv Stuilio
Third Year Commerce
—Meyers'  SUuUo.
Third Year Pre-Med
— Meyerw'  Htuillo.
First  Year  Arts
Disputed Tim Buck Address
In Auditorium Noon Today
Climaxing the torrid controversy of the past two weeks,
Tim Buck is scheduled to address students at noon today in
the Auditorium under the sponsorship of the Parliamentary
-^———————————       forum.
—Meyers' Studio
Second Year Arts
—d'Arcy Studio
Second Year Arts
—d'Arcy Htudlo.
First Year Nursing
—d'Arcy Studio.
Third Year Arts
Strike Topic
Forum Debate
"Are Strikes Necessary," the
topic presented on the Citizens'
Forum broadcast October 29
brought heated discussions from
forums throughout the province.
Reports just tabulated by the
E.C. secretary show that almost
unanimously forums feel strikes
should not be prohibited by law,
under present conditions.
Forums are equally divided on
the issue "Would the winning of
union security make for industrial peace?" Half say "Yes" and
the other half, "no there are
otheT factors Involved."
The organization of labour-
management councils was suggested as a means of promoting
healthier Industrial relations.
Some forums recommend arbitration while others feel improved relations would result from recognition of unions by management and by a broader view on
the part of labour towards its responsibilities to the whole economy.
The Student Council reversed its
previous decision banning Mr.
Buck from speaking on the campus,
considering that if he did, it would
be "detrimental to the present gym
drive and to the good of the university as a whole." The condition under which Mr, Buck was
allowed to appear was that he
should appear under the auspices
of the Parliamentary Forum.
Mr. Buck expressed approval
over the attitude of the students in
demanding that political speakers
be brought to the campus.
One of the suggestions made to
avoid confusion as to which organization should sponsor political
speakers was the formation of some
kind of co-ordinating committee
which would present speakers of
all political beliefs.
Establishment of such a committee was discussed at a meeting of
special representatives of the International Relations Club, the Parliamentary Forum, the Social Problems Club, snd the Student Christian Movement last Friday noon.
The representatives came to no
definite decision, and the meeting
was postponed until this Friday.
—d'Arcy Studio.
First Year Arts
—d'Arcy Studio.
Fourth Year Home Economics
UBC Queen Bids Top 64 at commodore cabaret
Regina College  Will     Thespians Ready
Represent Saskatchewan    For Xmas Plays
Selection of the two most beautiful coeds attending UBC
takes place at noon today, when the 64 entrants in the preliminary contest parade before the judges and students at a
pep-rally in the Armory.
To-day's finalists will compete
with the representatives of Alberta,
Manitoba and Saskatchewan at the
dance in the Armory, November
16. Two beauties have been entered in the contest by Regina
College who seek to uphold the
honor of Saskatchewan following
withdrawal of U of S.
UBC Code Rouses
Interest Abroad
News of UBC's system of student self-government has apparently reached many parts of the
Ted Kirkpatrick, president of
the student council, reports that
requests for copies of the constitution of the Alma Mater Society
have been received from various
colleges in the United States an i
even from such far away places
as Sweden.
The latest request for Information comes from two eastern institutions, Carlton and Laval Colleges.
Carlton is drafting its first constitution, while Laval has recently decided to revise its whole organization.
New Laboratory
Opened At McGill
MONTREAL, Nov. 11 (CUP) McGill University's new $300,000 radiation laboratory and cyclotron
were formally opened October 25,
convocation day.
Attending Inauguration ceremonies were Sir John Anderson
chairman of Great Britain's atomic energy commission; Dr. Neils
Bohr, 1922 Nobel Prize winner and
professor of theoretical physics at
Copenhagen University, and Professor Ernest Lawrence, 1939 Nobel Prize winner and director of
the California University cyclotron.
Convocation address was delivered by Dr. Bohr.
When nominations for the title
of beauty queen closed Saturday
roon, the following names were
released by Nora Clarke of the
contest committee:
loan O' Flaherty, Sylvia Dyson,
Rose Frew, Rosemary Coulthard,
Nr.ra Clarke, Stella Bakony, Marigold McKenzie, Nan Harris, Tina
Howard, Andre Blals, Lois Shaw,
Shirley Anderson, Shirley Sparks,
Luce Gamaehe! Robin little, Owen
Bamford, Barb Leckle, Jocelyn
CoUlson, Patsy Turner, Connie LI.
dell, Jane Lawrence.
Joy Donegani Joy Bayllss, Jean
Dalrymple, Lynn Torrance, Marg
Hodson, Pamela Johnson, Edith
Kenny, Joan Bayne, Esme MacDonald, Mary Broaden, Marlon
Bruce, Lit Andron, Bodle Baxter,
Gwen Robert*, Shirley MacCon-
vllle, Bette Russell, Pat Johnson,
Pat Gamey, Relta Jenks, ..Joy
Shirley Crosby, Heather Blundell,
Nora McGarry Alice Locke, Mary
Pat Crowe, Diana DesBrisay, Betsy
Greer, Mary McAlpme, Peggy
Ham'Hon, Gretchen Mathers, Mary
Dalmage, Rosalie Rothstein, Lola
Bulman, Pat Drape, Ann Vlag, Ann
McLennan, Marguerite Dqvtes,
Patsy Scott, Margaret Farina, Dorothy Robertson, Maxine McClung,
Helen Kltos, Marlon Albert.
The six prairie queens arrive in
Vancouver by air November 14,
and a full program has been arranged for their entertainment.
They are scheduled to meet the
niaycr, attend two dinners in their
honor, und make a "personal appearance" at the Orpheum Theatre.
Foreign consuls ln Vancouver
have been invited to judge the
final contest on November 16.
judging will take place at 9:30 and
the dance is open to the public.
Tickets for Saturday's dance go
en sale daily from 11:30 to 2:30 in
the Quad and 12:30 to 1:30 in the
caf. Sales are being handled by
thc Big Block and admission is
$1.50 per couple.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will carry results of the contest on its western netwotflt from
10:30 to 11 p.m. November 16.
The Players' Club will present
four plays this year. They are to
be "Solomon's Folly," "Riders to
the Sea," "Pierre Patelln, thc
Lawyer," and, "The House in
Fern Road."
Presentation is to take place on
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, November 20 to 23 Inclusively,   in   the   Auditorium.
Wednesday and Thursday will
be student nights and curtain
time will be 7:30 p.m., while the
curtain time on Friday and Saturday will be 8:15 p.m.
Invitations are now being sent
out, and students may obtain their
tickets ln the Quad from November 12. Each student Is entitled
to one ticket and to ensure fair
distribution, AMS cards will be
McGill Institutes
Interfaith Study
With the introduction of a series
of lectures entitled "Religion ln
Life," McGill has become the first
university in Canada to Institute
an interfaith program.
The series is designed to promote tolerance and understanding
among members of different faiths
on the campus.
Each lecture is to deal with a
different phase of religion in life
Topics include • "Religion in the
University," "Religion in World
Affairs," and "Religion in the
U of S Reaches
Peak Enrollment
Total registration at the University of Saskatchewan has reached
an all-time high of 8,180 for the
year ending October 23, according
to figures released by the registrar's office.
This figure Includes enrolment
in junior colleges, and marks an
increase of 1,796 over last year.
Largest single Increase is in the
College of Engineering.
Western university beauty queen* arriving in Vancouver
Thursday morning to vie with the two most beautiful girls at
UBC, will be promenaded at the Alpha Gamma Delta "Davey
Jones Locker" Ball at the Commodore Cabaret Friday night.
The queens will be formally in-       "~~~*""—~~"»———————
Small sea horses, mermaids, and
exotic tropical flsh, and the ghost
of Davey Jones will appear in the
deep.sea  decorations.
Draw prizes, to be announced at
the dance, have been donated by
the following firms: matching set
ol luggage, Storey and Campbell;
$10 certificate, Ingledew's Ltd.; nylons, Rae-Son Footwear; $5 certifl.
cate, Vanity Shoes Ltd.; dance
tickets, Commodore Cabaret; ladies' Shetland sweater, W. and J.
Wilson; toiletry set, Georgia
Pharmacy; |5 certificate, Tip Top
Tailors; nylons, Beverly Hosiery
and Lingerie Shop; sterling silver
men's cigarette lighter, Firbank's
Ltd.; lingerie, Saba Bros. Ltd.; silk
blouse, Best's Ltd.; nylons, Harper's Ladles' Wear; alligator handbag, Stacey*s Ltd.; |5 certificate,
Hudson's Bay Co.
Draw tickets, end dance tickets,
which are 95 per couple, are being
sold on the eampus this week by
Alpha Oamma Delta undergraduates. Dance tickets will also be
sold at the door.
troduced at the ball, the proceeds
of which are being divided between the UBC War, Memorial
Gymnasium fund and the child
patients' Christmas party fund at
Coqualeetza Indian hospital.
They will be escorted by lucky
UE'C men selected by memorial
drive director Penn McLeod, and
Barbara Kelsberg, president of the
Women's Undergraduate Society,
as outstanding gym campaigners.
The queens wUl be asked to
donate a dance each to the holder
ol a lucky program number during the evening.
On Campus Mow
Directories will go on sale at
the foot of the Caf stairs and in
the AMS office today, announced Editor Val Sears.
Bound in an attractive yellow
covejrt, this indispensable publication costs 25 cents. As there au
a limited number, the editor urges
all students to buy their copies
Students who have already paid
for their issue can pick up their
copies anytime by presenting the
v/hite deposit slip. Extra cople:
will be sold to other students as
long as they last.
Patrons for the dance will be
Chancellor and Mrs. E. W. Hamber,
Dr. and Mrs. N. A. M. MacKenzie,
Dean and Mrs. D. Buchanan, Dean
and Mrs. O. F. Curtis, Dean M.
Dotjothy Mawdsley, Dean F. M.
Clement, Mrs, Anna Sprott, Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. Underhill, and Miss
Gladys Bruce.
Dress is optional. Dancing Is
from 9 to 1.
Intensive Canvassing
Planned Thursday;
Lectures Cancelled
The University will be closed Thursday afternoon, pending approval of the faculty council, to permit every UBC
student to conduct a personal canvass for the War Memorial Gym Drive.
Plans for the canvass were announced today by Penn
McLeod, Executive manager of the Gym Campaign.
—————————— During 9:30 lectures pledge cards
Here Friday
Over 3500 students are expected
tc hear the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra present a two hour concert in the Armory on Friday,
from 11:30 to 1:30, November 15.
The special events committee of
the Literary and Scientific Executive is presenting the program.
Gerry Macdonald, president of the
Executive, advises that both
conductor Albert Steinberg and
pianist Jan Cherniavsky are donating their services to UBC.
Jan Cherniavsky will be featured in Piano Concerto in A Major by Mozart.
Albert Steinberg will conduct
the Orchestra in its performance
of: The Overture to Russia and
Ludmilla, by Glinka; Swan o.
Tuonela, by Sibelius; Harry Janot
Suite, by Kodaly; Piano Concerto
in A Major, by Mozart; and Symphony Number 4 in D Minor, by
Expenses will be covered by a
twenty-five cent admission charge.
U of M Veteran
Standards High
University of Manitoba veterans, now attending lectures, are
proving their ability to settle
down and pursue college courses
with a high degree of success, according to a recent wire from the
prairie school.
Officials are high in then praise
of ex-service students who nave
earned many of the University's
scholarships and prizes. Statistics
comparing the marks of veterani
and those of students not in the
services are not available, but
figures show that the vets in all
faculties have, with few exceptions, passed without supplement-
als. Only 18.2 per cent were required to write one supplement
to complete their year.
the Commerce uweton^
ally scheduled for Thursday, November 21, has been postponed
until January. It is felt that a
dance at the present time would
interfere to much with the already
overloaded schedule of most Commerce students. Final details of
the date will be released in later
editions of the Ubyssey.
and lapel tags will be distributed
in all classrooms. Students will
be held accountable for five cards
apiece and will be expected to turn
in the donations and surplus cards
to the Gym Drive office. Detailed
instructions will be issued to each
The general student canvassers
will be expected to canvass only
their homes, friends, neighbours,
neighbourhood stores and business,
es. The downtown area defined as
thc area between Pacific Street
and the waterfront and between
Burrard and Main Streets, is not
to be canvassed except by the
regular Oym Drive canvassers.
These special canvassers have
already done their part according
to McLeod They will receive an
additional five cards but If they
do not wish to use them they may
turn them Into ths Oym Drive
office, and complete their canvassing in the afternoon. These are
the only people who will be legitimately excused from the day's
At 12 noon on Thursday a rally
v/ill be held. It will either be in
front of the Library or in the Medium on Awnory in the event ot
McLeod hinted that the eastern
beauty contestants may be revealed
at the rally.   The Varsity band
will provide the music.
Ted Kirkpatrick, AMS president
v.-ishes to impress upon the *to>
dents the fact that the faculty feels
a crisis exists and unless every
student does his part all the money
spent on the drive will be wasted.
"This Is the only time in the
students' lives that they will be
called upon for an effort like lUay „
he said, "and I am sure that they
v/ill, In- future years, be ebss to
look back with pride on their past
in the Oym Campaign."
"All of Canada is looking to UBC
to build the Oym and we don't
want to fail. Wear your lapel
badge with pride to show you are
doing your part in erecting a
Memorial to the men from this
province who have lost their lives
in fighting for your country."
Nurses Premeds
Hop On Nov. 27
Annual mixer for nurses and
pre-med students is scheduled
for November 27 in Brock Hall.
This is a departure from thee
practice of former years when th*'
formal ball was held in the fall
with the mixer in the spring.
Betty Scoones, president of
Nurses Undergraduate Society,,
and Jack Faghin, pre-med student, are In charge of arrangements.
Alberta Confident As Contest Nears
The University of Alberta ls
currently sponsoring a preliminary beauty contest on their campus to select their two entrants
t) the western Canadian tourney
to be held here, November 16.
Two contestants from each participating school are scheduled tr
arrive here November 14.
Pictured here are two of the
coeds entering the race at the
Alberta preliminary.
RIGHT. Elaine Wagner, 20 is a
green-eyed blonde who was chosen campus queen in a contest
sponsored by engineers at Alberta.
LEFT, Margaret Lipsey, 22, has
red hair, brown eyes and freckles.
E'oth girls are from Edmonton.
VANCOUVER DAILY PROVINCE THE UBYSSEY, Tuesday, November 12,1946.  Page 2.
President and Secretary, Canadian University Press.
Authorised as Second Class Mall, Post Office Dept, Ottawa. MaU Subscription - $2.00 per year.
Published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the university year by the Student Publications Board
of the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia.
fditoriul opinion* e*pre»*ed are those of the Editorial Board of the Ubyssey and not necessarily those of the
Alma Mater Society or of the University.
Offices in Brock HaU.  Phone ALma 1624. For Advertising - Phone KErr. 1811.
OENERAL STAFF:   News Editor - Nancy Macdonald; CUP Editor - Bob Mungall; Sports Editor - Laurie Dyer;
Features Editor, Norm Klenman.  and Photography Director - Tommy Hatcher.
STAFF THIS I88UE: Senior Editor, Don Ferguson: Associate Editor, Val Sears. __
The time has come for UBC's students energy should be reminded of several facts,
to face the truth about the War Memorial The inactive types should remember that
Gymnasium drive. the campaign was launched in their names as
To date, this fall's campaign has done well as in the names of the active organizers,
little more than make expenses, and unless All will suffer equally if the project is a
a great and rapid improvement is forth- failure.   At  this  moment  the  people  of
coming the drive will have to be written British Columbia have their eyes on the
off as one of the most costly failures in the students of the university more than ever
university's history. before, and they are waiting to see whether
The campaign has received more publicity, the undergraduates will sit back and be
both paid and unpaid, than any other UBC content to watch the first real failure in the
student drive, and word of it has been field of student endeavor,
thrown upon the public eye and ear more Furthermore, for the past year, large
sensationally and for a longer period than amounts of money and energy have been
for any similar project. In spite of this, the put into the attempt to build the War Mem-
returns from the general public are miser- orial. All students, no matter what their at-
ably disappointing and at this point are not titude to the drive has been, will be similar
even sufficient to make it possible for a losers if it fails. Between twenty and twenty-
bond issue to be floated for the balance need* five thousand dollars of student money has
ed to build the Gym. been spent, and if the return on that money
Some isolated donations have been very is not sufficient to complete the task intend-
handsome, and many campus fund-raising ed the loss may naturally be understood as
schemes have been helpful, but at the pres- being apportioned among all the students,
ent rate of progress it would take ten or It should also be remembered that the
fifteen years to raise the five hundred thous- recent energies of the Alma Mater Society
and dollars. have been directed mainly towards the Gym
Why this should be so is a question that Drive.   If it turns out that those energies
will receive many conflicting answers. More have been misplaced and could have been
important at the present than the reason, chanced on more modest projects with a
however, is the remedy.   And that remedy greater degree of success, then all students
must be provided by all the undergraduates, suffer equally if the main chance is not
no matter whether they have or have not rewarded.
previously   given   active   support   to  the Statistics of income and other reasonable
venture. indications  would  suggest  that  there is
Those who have been giving active aid money for the War Memorial to be uncov-
should need only to be told the truth of thc ered somewhere in British Columbia.   It
drive's present position to spur them on to would be a practical thing for all of UBC's
more action.   But those who have been sit- students to go out this week and make a real
ting back and offering more comment than effort to find that money.                               ,
Students who have been earnestly struggling to get out to early lectures and those
who go home at crowded hours are still
trying to figure out what eager-beaver bus
jockeys mean when they advise intimately
(associated passengers to "double up in the
aisles, please." May I have the next waltz?
Any day now students will be seen carolling gaily their way. through the Quad in
preparation for the Mussoc masterpiece of
operetta production, the oft-repeated H.M.S.
Pinafore. Since the rainy season is upon
us at last after a superb Indian Summer,
would it be appropriate to play as an overture to his haughty Nautila fantasy, Handel's Water Music? Accepted dress would
consist of four-cornered pants suspended to
jerkins, with sharp remarks to pin them
Latest talk is about the vets going back
to the land.   According to some conversa
tions they could make a good start with
some of the liberally spread Service dirt.
Over in the Aggie pig-sty the boys have
had a very unnerving time, what one might
call a farrowing experience.
Seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars
seems like a lot of money to put on a Physics
building. What will people do with all those
Epsom salts?
Social Note: The furnace went out last
Caf coffee-quaffers steeped in their cups
of literary precedent in emulation of the
great Dr. Johnson, are chiefly noted for
atomic dissertations on the disintegration of
the bean-imbiber's morals. These are
grounds for investigation.
As the passionate Pre-Med. said to the
swooning blonde, "You'd be so nice if you'd
come to."
. . . Footnotes
It seems a fellow can't settlo
down to read a good book nowadays without becoming Immediately Involved ln a plot as thick
as Mrs. Mulrooney's Friday night
stew, and just as confusing.
Now, one would expect a certain
amount of prevailing mystery u,
a horror book, or tales,of the supernatural, or something like that.
But when one becomes embroiled
in a web of confusion in an ordinary novel, and in the opening
paragraphs at that, one does not
appreciate lt.
Take for instance a paragraph
like the following, typical of many.
Alicia just sat there. She sat
there and sat there. Aad when she
got tired of sitting there, she
moved over te the rock and sat
herself ln a more comfortable position. What was she to do? She
couldn't actually toil him. And she
couldn't go back to the house. Such
a dear dear house! Nobody appreciated It anymore. Or Wilf either.
And then there was the trip to
Kansas. Should she accept? Or not?
She moved over to another rock
and thought the matter over.
And so you have it. None of
the questions seem to have any
bearing on the rest of the story.
Perhaps they're just ln there to
Intrigue. Well, they don't intrigue
me. And to combat the above
atrocity on English literature I
have invented a plan, saleable to
publishers, called the Acme Footnote System. (Pat. No. X8463529)
You know, people don't use footnotes enough nowadays, anyhow. To me, there's nothing better
to spice up a page than a good old-
fashioned footnote. And so we proceed, under the revised plan:
Alicia just sat there. 1 She sat
there and sat there.2 And when
she got tired of sitting there, she
moved over to the rock and sat
herself in a more comfortable
position. 3 What was she to do? 4
She couldn't actually tell him. 5
And she couldn't go back to the
house. 6 Such a dear house. 7 Nobody appreciated It anymore. 8 Or
Wilf either. 9 And then there was
the trip to Kansas. 10 Should she
accept? 11 Or not? 12 She moved
over to another rock and thought
the matter over. 13
1. On a rock,
2. She kept sitting there.
3. When she sits in one position
too long, she gets sore marks all
over her rump. Too bad, Alicia.
4. About her lover, Hansell Flag-
darm. She no longer liked him.
5. Embarrassing what?
6. Her own house. She was boarding somewhere.
7. Sentimental old girl.
8. Nobody lived there anymore
after IT (14) happened.
9. Pardon me — Wilf was the
gardener, and there was nobody
around to pay (him. You can be
sure HE didn't like it.
10. Now at this point, things get
a little confusing. I'm not sure
about this trip to Kansas idea.
Possibly, she was on some radio
quiz program, and they offered her
a trip to ... Oh well, read on.
11. Positively.
12. Apparently, there were two
13. Those red marks on her rump
14. Just to spice the story up,
somebody had a baby.
(Patent No. X8463528 is selling
now at $500 a share. Line forms
on the right.)
With Malice Aforethought
It would be hard to say just when each and every one
of us began to accept the fact that newspapers and magazines
present carefully trimmed and selected reports of the world's
news, under the hawk-eyed guidance of a 'policy'. But whenever it was, our awakening took place so long ago that we
tend to lapse into a coma of credulity, wherein we swallow
unhesitatingly the fantastic meals of distorted news that come
as a daily diet.
In the absence of an overall government propaganda bureau in these
parts of the world the proprietors of the sources of news have taken it
upon themselves to guide public opinion into their conception of the
right path. Whether such an irresponsible and unintegrated form of
propaganda is preferable to a government bureau of information is a
good question The term 'freedom of the press' is taking on day by day
a more sinister meaning.
Today, as the world situation becomes more and more tense and the
possession of true facts by every member of the population becomes more
imperative, we are in the position of being unable to believe a printed
word about our greatest enemy—or friend—Russia. Add to this the fact
that each of us tends only to read the stories which agree with our own
point of view, end we arrive at decisions that might as accurately fit the
situation on the far side of the moon.
Under the impact of this distorted presentation, the man, in the street,
whose Intelligence is becoming more and more contemptible every day,
has pretty well convinced himself of a number of rather neat little packages of thought—bitter little pills of homespun philosophy. They patter
out in rapid succession—'If we have to fight we'll never be readier than
we are now'—'There isn't room in the world for Capitalism and Communism — Fascism, Communism; just two names for the same thing-
worst of all, 'If it has to be one or the other I'll take Fascism'—they are not
expressions and ideas arising out of a systematic political philosophy,
however immature. They are the unanchored, unrelated tags that make
up the individual's total outlook. They are /as valuable as the titles of
books, without the contents.
Possibly the last of those tags is exaggerated; as yet very few people
embrace Fascism quite so openly or consciously. Most of them are sincerely unaware of the fact that their favourite Utopia is in reality a
Fascist one. Most of them couldn't tell a dialectical materialist from a
transcendental idealist of the Anglo Hegelian school, but let that pass. It
is from just that source of newspaper nurtured political ignorance that all
these vicious little catch phrases spring. It is not hard for people who know-
nothing about Fascism or Communism or the readiness for war to repeat
glib words about all three, and when such nonsense is organised by private interest Into public opinion, Ood help us.
The ridiculous bias Into which we have drifted with regard to
Russia, alter twenty years of adverse indoctrination, has never been
better exemplified than by the outcome of Henry Wallace's attempt to
look squarely at our problems. And from Russia's point of view mere
can be no better proof of our ill will than our unflinching determination to
look at only the worst features of her system-built into a picture as
horrifying and as convincing as would be a compilation of our worst
The world as a whole has reached too halr-triggered a height of
civilization to subsist on anything but truth. We have outlived the days
of medicmal falsehood, meted out to us by benevolent rulers. Democracy,
if it will ever work, will only work In a world of educated and Informed
people. If the newsmongers will not give over their self assumed role of
propagandist, our governments must exert closer control over them. And
ln the long tneSntinfe we niust read widely and read'sceptically. '
Letters To The Editor
Dear Sir:
The subject of War Memorials
has lately achieved local prominence, and, curiously enough, ?
find one particular viewpoint conspicuously absent.
Not many years ago, the callous
mockery of the marble column in
the village square was denounced
from all quarters with gratifying
finality. There were those of us,
as well, who progressed as far as
to conclude that War Memorials
were neither necessary nor desirable. At best, they kept alive P,
spirit of nationalism; faith Ui
strength of arms; the glories of
war, and hatred for another nation because their grandfathers haa
fought our grandfathers.
There was also another group,
and a much larger one, who saw
in the almost defunct "war memorial" a handy device for obtaining things we have always warned, but could not expect to obtain
very soon by straightforwara
Their cry was, of course, "Lei
us have a useful memorial," "a
living memorial," although how a
"memorial" can be either useful
or living, no one has ever explained. Perhaps you doubting my sanity; then consider an analogy,
A mother has just sacrificed her
life to save her family. While the
surviving members are stiu in the
first flush of misdirected gratitude, little Willie (an unscrupulous
urchin who is obviously going to
make a "smart business man") devises a noble scheme and forthwith touches the relatives for contributions. "Really," says Willie,
"we must have a memorial. Aa
a matter of fact, I'm rather badly
off for a new pair of roller skates
We'll call them Mothers' Memorial Roller Skates, and attach a
plaque saying, To the Everlasting
Memory of our Loving Mother."
The family, being conditioned
to accept Willie at fact yalue, is
completely taken m; ana so is
anyone who cannot discover :
local analogy to this analogy.
In effect, we have cheapened
the sacrifices of war to the status
of an excuse for building a luxurious playground for schoolboys.
But let us not judge ourselves too
harshly. I am persuaded we need
this excuse to silence the cries of
countless other public projects
more worthy and more desirable.
A. M. Peers
Dvar Sir:
It seems to me that out of 8,601
students on the campus thert
should be hundreds of old dresses, sweaters, trousers, shoes, ties,
jewelry, trinkets, dishes, booki
and novels, etc, etc. The average
student has no more use for these
articles because of changes ol
style, or the novelty value wearing off, but many other people
could find definite use for them
I would suggest an all-out effort on the part of each studenl
to bring all such ancient article:
to the university for the remaining part of November.
Right after pay-day on December 2, these articles could be sold
in a monstrous rummage sale
downtown In a low cost hall.
I sincerely believe that the profits from such a sale would run
Into thousands of dollars and
make another contribution to the
Gym drive. Were some large campus organization" to take it over,
auction the entire lot, and really
publicize it to get Mrs. Q. Public
to the auction, it would be successful. But get the ball rolling
so we can accumulate a wh«,<e pile
of dollars and "Tote'em" home for
the Gym.
R. Goodmurphy
Parker 51 Pen, with the initials
L.H.B. on it. Probably in the
vicinity of the Stadium. Please
return to AMS office.
"Applied Mechanics—Poorman", 4th
edition.    Phone  KErr.  3133 L.
Plastic case, containing AMS pass,
library card, discharge certificate,
etc., on Thursday. Please leave
at AMS office.
Blue bandana and beige gloves,
believed left in Brock. Please
leave in AMS office.
11gently required—Lucas Renaissance & Reformation. Anyone
who can lend, rent or sell please
contact O. H. Hack through Arts
letter rack.
Handbook of Physics and Chemistry. Phone ALma 2577. Leave
message for Dave,
Attention all Big Block Men! We
have the honour of protecting the
Campus lovelies at the "Miss UBC"
pep meet Tuesday in the Armoury
at 12:30 noon. Wear your sweaters
and appear at the stage end of the
Armoury at 12:00 sharp. Come prepared for anything Keith McDon.
aid may ask us to do.
On or about November 15th will commence our
This event is of unusual significance this year.
Having taken over the store adjoining outf present
quarters, we intend to use this added space to more adequately display our large Christmas stocks and enable our
customers to choose their needs with convenience and
Early in the new year we remodel and merge the two
This operation means that a large proportion of our
present stocks must be cleared.
Further particulars will appear in the next issue of
this paper. Watch for it — it heralds the greatest Christmas
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Eases Commerce 191
After the worries connected with being a member of the
Dutch Underground, the worries of writing a Commerce 191
report may seem insignificant in comparison, but not to University student Parzival Coops.
■s la looking foil a psrtner to
assist him in writing up a report
on Holland for his Comm. 191
(Commercial Geography)   class.
Coops, who has recently re-
tuned to Vancouver after spending IS years In Holland, finds that
Me knowledge of English compos-
ltloa ls shaky and would like a
partner who could look after the
ffflipiirfwg and typing of the essay
while he would supply all the ln-
fur—Hon for tihe report.
Parzival Coops is a native of
this provinceJ%om in Nakusp, B.C.
At tht ag* of nine his parents took
bias le live In Amsterdam, Holland.
When the Germans Invaded Hoiks*! they interned him, but later
released him because of his age.
la waa only 16 at the time. However, they found out that he was
aofthre la the underground, although they never found out the
extant of bit activities and hauled
him off to a concentration camp.
In April 1944 Coop* escaped from
ike Germans. Bo, along with
ethers, waa being taken to an-
(other camp farther behind the
lines, and while enroute some RAF
planes strafed the marching group.
Coops rrfanaged to escape and hide
in a bam. He stayed there, being
fed by tho owners of the farm, until he was rescued by a Canadian
On his liberation Coops joined
the Canadian Army, here he was
employed first as an interpreter
and later by tho Military Govern,
ment as an investigator ln the de-
aasifloatlon branch.
Although he had joined the Canadian Army, because his document
had become lost he was never
oonsldered as officially enlisted,
aad was aot repatriated to Canada with tho rest of the Army.
Bo had to find his own way back
to Canada, a difficult tack at that
thee. However he finally got passage and arrived in Vancouver in
He thinks Vancouver is "pretty
goad" and plans to stay here.
Policy And Club
Topic For Jazzoc
All Jazz Society members art
requested to attend a very Important meeting in the Brock
Stage room on Thursday, November 14.
The future policy of the club
with special reference to musical
programs will be decided and acted upon. The plan and organization of the new Jazz Society club
room will also be discussed.
UBC Aggie Prof
Confers In U.S.
A rapid development in experimental laboratories in Canada to
equal those of the United Statu
ia foreseen by Professor J. R. W.
Young, professor in the Aggie faculty.
Professor Young returned recently from an organization meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Society of
Agricultural Engineering ln Portland.
"There is a great promise foi
the future development of Agricultural improvements in B.C.",
reported Mr. Young.
The purpose of the conference
was to develop a greater degree of
co-operation between B.C., -daho
Oregon and Washington.
"This co-operation with tha U.S
will probably lead to a greater exchange of exports, information
and students, especially Canadians," continued Mr. Young.
The states and B.C. aro very
similar geographically and agriculturally, Professor Young went
on. Problems of machinery, irrigation and land draining can be
solved to the benefit of all.
Science Students
To Hear Experts
Vocational guidance will be offered second end third year Applied Science students at a general meeting to be held in Ap.
Sc. 100 on Thursday, November 14.
The speakers will be W. 0
Scott and A, D. Creer, president
and registrar respectively, of the
Association of Professional Engineers in B.C. They will discus*
the importance of undergraduate
engineers as members of the society and the benefits which can
be gained from the Association
upon graduation.
"As the society has such a direct bearing on the future of every
science student, all members o\
the Faculty of Applied Science are
urged to attend," warns EUS executive.
Twenty - first Annual Science
Banquet held Monday night at
the Commodore Cabaret was pronounced a riotous and record
breaking success by the large
turnout of Engineers.
Gordon Genge, president of the
Engineers Undergraduate Society
presiding at the head table opened
the proceedings by bidding the
assembly "Let's Eat," There upoi.
906 engineers employed themselves
ir. a capacity test of a novel meni»
called an "Electronic Flow Sheet.'
When the Inner self was at last
satisfied, President Genge proposed the toast to the king followed by a toast to the faculty of
Applied Science by Jack Hanna.
Dean J. N. Finlayson, head of
the Applied Science Faculty, won
the approval of the students by
announcing that mid-terms had
been cancelled to permit everyone
to attend this banquet. Following
Dr. Finlayson, after dinner speakers representing the branches of
Applied Science presented, in the
five minutes allowed them, some
of the lighter advantages of theli
respective departments.
Surprise hit of the evening
Fran Dowie, appeared amid thunderous applause and organized the
engineers for a song fest followed
by his presentation of an Engineers Skit.
With a resounding "We are, we
ane," the banquet dispersed.
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School For Barbers Varsity Employment Bureau Claims
Will Open Soon    Jobs For All Including Graduates
THE UBYSSEY, Tuesday, November 12,1946.  Page 3.
A barber school will soon be
opened on the campus, sponsored
by the vocational training division
of the department of education.
The school, to be located in the
orchard huts, will be set up to
train veterans in the art of haircutting. Training will probably include lectures ln sanitation and
hygeine aa well as practice work
in haircutting.
It is estimated that a student
should have about 1000 hours
of barber work before writing the
examination. How long the proposed course will last is not yet
University students w01 be able
to obtain free cuts by the barber-
students. One of the reasons the
school was established on the
campus was to provide this service for veterans studying hero
who could take advantage of the
free-haircut plan, and who could
provide the students with practice.
Peter Dyke, manager of the University barber shop, holds an
optimistic view of the new school.
He and his associates feel that
the school would have very little
effect on their business. "Operating at full capacity," he says,
"we can handle only one-quarter
of the male population here."
UNTD To Tour
HMCS Uganda
A personal tour of the new Canadian cruiser HMCS. Uganda on
Saturday, November 16 is being
offered to members of the UBC
division of the UNTD.
The tour through the ship will
start at 2:00 p.m. at a downtown
pier. The bus will leave the University at 1:30 p.m. and follow the
regular route to the Court House,
where the division will meet before proceeding to the ship.
Uniforms will be worn by all
ratings. Regular pay rates will apply to this parade because there
will be no parade on Remember-
ance Day, November 11.
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"Jobs, we've got a million of them!" This might be the
motto of the recently established University Employment and
Placement Service.
Since fall commencement, over
300 part-time jobs have been located for students.
These widely varying positions,
many of them on the campus itself, include such occupations as
window - washing, table - waiting,
baby • sitting, construction work,
, cooking, baking and many others,
Registration for Christmas employment, lt was announced by
Maj. J. F. McLean, director of the
service, will probably begin Jhis
week, when exam schedules have
been settled.
In addition to placing students
ln part-time work, the employment service has, in co-operatioi,
with department heads, under-
taken to locate   permanent   em
ployment for graduates. Although
the bureau was organized only
during the summer, it has, according to the latest reports, placed
appfoxlmate'y 30 grads, 12 of
whom were women.
Also, with the assistance of the
Alumni Association and of the
National Employment Service, the
University Employment Service
has been able to find full-time reemployment for a large number
of former graduates who wished
to change their jobs. Of 18 positions listed, 12 have been filled by
these people.
As well as placing of students
and ex-students, the bureau has
also endeavored to find jobs fer
the wives of student veterans.
Skating Club To
Reduce Their Fees
The directors of the Vancouver
Skating Club have set a special
fee of eight dollars for the 1946-
4! skating teason for UBC stud-,
ents who can attend only one of
the two club sessions per week.
Regular fee for the season li
fifteen dollars, which entitles the
member to attend both session*,
on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m.,
and on Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m.,
but directors, realizing that many
students were unable to attend
both periods have authorized the
reduction in an effort to enable
these people to continue to "enjoy this healthful and invigorating sport."
Any students who are interested
in figure skating are invited to
join tho club at either of its regular sessions.
A limited supply of Commerce
crests are now available in the
< AMS office, announced Frank
Philips, CUS president. These
blue and gold crests aro In two
sizes. The large size costs $1.25
and the smaller one is worth $1.00.
Frank thinks the smaller crest
looks terrific on the pocket of i
blue blazer and ho would like to
see every Commerceman with
both crest and blazer by tho end
of the year.
There Is accomodation available
for 59 students in Acadia Camp
and for a similar number in Fort
Camp, announced Miss W. Il
Davies of tho University Extension Department on Friday.
Room and board and throe meals
a day are supplied. So far, 64 applications for the vacancies have
been received.
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Page 4
call- em
For many moons now, a selected few of the braves of
the tribe have been going through their hoopla dances on the
maples of the longhouse known as the gymnasium. These
selected men have pleased Great Chief Osborne a great deal
for they have endured the gruelling tests put forth by the
tribe's hoopla mentor.
The game of basketball is a traditional one to the Thunderbird tribe for they have shown their ability in this sport
for some time. At this time twelve moons ago, a.group of
the Blue and Gold men were running through the paces at
the command of Chief Osborne and it is a well-known fact
that these same warriors proved themselves both on their own
grounds and on the trail.
The Pow-wows Continue
This talented group of braves went so far as to take the
laurel wreath in this sport when they went through a series
of battles and defeated all the other teams which entered into
the competition.
Once again, the Thunderbirds are holding their powwows three times in every seven days.- Many new warriors
are on the team now that have obtained their learning as
Cheekakos of the tribe. But there are also many who have
returned from the battles of twelve moons ago to don the
war paint for the Blue and Gold in their battles of the near
Among those who have returned to the call of battle are
Ron Weber, Ritchie Nichol, Harry Kermode, Harry Franklin,
and Pat McGeer. Rising from the rank of Cheekako are Bob
Haas, Jake Stevenson and Dave Campbell.
From Stripling To Warrior
Still others have come up to the lofty height of a warrior
from the ranks of the mere stripling. Such worthies are
Gordy Selman, Nev Munro, John Forsythe, all tall, strong
men of the tribe.
From other tribes come four others who have won the
favour of the Great Chief. They are Bob Scarr, Henry Tostenson, Jim McLean and Ken Fairbairn.
This is the team which made the journey by wagon to
the Valley village known as Chiliiwack three days ago. The
people there are trying to improve the conditions in their
sports centre so the Thunderbirds put on a game in which
all the wampum was to help that cause.
These are also the warriors who will represent our tribe
in the games during the next five moons. . Let us hope that
they will be able to carry on the tradition of the tribe in
bringing back the laurels again.
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Varsity Rugger Team Wins
To Increase Miller Cup Lead
Campus Ruggermen got thoroughly soaked Saturday
afternoon when both 1st division teams played in a tropiclike downpour.
Varsity made two trys and one convert to blacken North
Shore All-Blacks 8-3, while UBC dropped a tough one to
Meralomas 6-0.
Gal Hoopsters
In Torrid Win
Varsity Senior Girls made basketball history Friday nigiu when,
outpointed by a score of 23-9 at
lualf time, they rallied their forcei
and won the game against Green*
woods with a score of 40-36. The
game, one of a series against twe
local teams, was one of the best
ever played by a Blue and Gold
The play was slow for Varsit>
during the first half as the Oreen-
woods team was terrific around
the hoop. At half time the few
Vanity supporters were rather dejected as they surveyed the score
board and saw the score 23-9 for
As the last half started they
took heart aa the Varsity coeds
came back and massed point after
point to win the game by a score
of 40-36.
Whatever Varsity Coach Rutn
Wilson did at half time, her team
certainly showed prowess in thc
last quarter as they mounted up
their points to win. Mearnie Summers took the lead in Varsity
scoring as she came through with
11 points but she was ably assisted by Pat Macintosh, Doreen
Campbell and the Vincent twins.
With this surprise win, Varsity
has a very good chance to take
the lead in the aeries. All other
teams are beginning to look tc
their laurels.
Badminton Club
Takes Hill Team
Playing the initial game in "A'
Division of the Vancouver Badminton League, the Varsity racquet wielders won a close game
over the powerful Hill Club.
Closest match of the evening
was an overtime thriller in whlcr
Canadian champions John Samu
and Jack Underhill nosed out a
win over Derry Thompson end
Jimmy Watt of Varsity, the score
being 24-23.
Barbara Twizzell and Darr>
Thompson of Varsity won a torrid mixed-doubles match against
Mrs. Hillman and Jack Underhill
to bring about a 7 to 5 game
victory over the Hill Club.
Members of the winning Varsity team were; Barb Twizzell, Dee
Martin, Noni Carrothers. -iancy
Raine, Allan France, Ke» Merl-
deth, Jim Watt and Dairy Thompson.
Varsity Ruggers
In Scoreless Tie
Varsity's second division rugby
aggregation battled to a scoreless
draw with a powerful Ex-Britannia fifteen on Saturday afternoon.
Although both teams threatened to score on several occasions,
the powerful defences of each side
managed each time to avert h
Highlight of the torrid affair
came in the second half when the
referee became a little too eager
to watch the every move of both
teams, got involved in a rush and
was brought down by Varsity's
Walt Hartrick. The unfortunate
referee is reported to be recovering
from his unintentional althletic
Fish and Game club executive
will meet today in Arts 103 at
12:30 p.m.
At Douglas Park the undefeated
Varsity fifteen continued in its win
streak by taking the North Shore
boys for the second time. By game's
end, it was hard to tell which team
was the All-Blacks as all the players were smeared heavily with
The game was featured by the
work' of the forwards as it was
very difficult to get the slippery
ball to the three line. Packing very
well in loose asrums the Varsity
forwards played well throughout
A combined force of ruggermen
from the Varsity and UBC rugby
teams became victims of the "Oreat
Experiment" yesterday when, playing the new 13-man rules, the Gold
rnd Blues went down before the
Vancouver Lions, by a count of 9-3.
Bud Spiers, crossing in the first
half, was the only student scorer
of the afternoon.
the game and held the All-Blacks
from start to finish.
The second place Meralomas
slothed through tits mud of Brockton Point to hand the UBC squad
Its third loss in aa many starts.
Playing one man short all afternoon, the UBC boys were at a decided disadvantage to the weight
and experience of the powerful
Meralomas. Thanks to the efforts
of its forwards the lorna team was
able to set up two scoring plays to
win 6-0.
If everything goes well, Bob Osborne will be taking two track
teams down to Washington with
him on November 27, to run in the
meet scheduled for the 28th.
This track meet, which will run
around Green Lake in Seattle, and
is being managed by the Associated Students of the University of
Washington, will replace the annual Spokane conference which
has been held previously.
In past years, UBC has come off
with top honors, and such well
known track men as Ken MacPherson, Al Bain and Pat Minchin
have helped to bring home the
laurels. This year UBC will have
the valuable services of Boo rier-
cy who romped his way ground
last week's cross country in record breaking time.
To date only one team Jan go,
but Bob Osborne is still waiting
a reply to his request to bring two
teams, the second at UBC's expense.
Most of the Universities competing in this meet ar*. d» the
Football and Basketball conference leagues, so UBC will havt
lots of chance to show her stuff
in the Cross Country.
Soccer Teams Win
Holiday Contests
Both the Varsity and UBC soccer
elevens were victorious in their
holiday tussles. Varsity squeezed
a 2.0 victory out of Vancouver
United, and UBC wound up ahead
cf their Postal Services foes by a
count of 3-2. Jim Gold netted a
Varsity marker in the first half,
and Gordie Shepherd followed
through with a similar effort in
the second portion.
Bill McKay was the torrid toe-
man in the UBC triumph, scoring
all three of the UBC goals in a
first stanza rampage.
Saturday was a happy day for the
Varsity soccer squad when they
took a team of North Shore Merchants to the tune of 4-0 at Larwill
Leading 1-0 at the half on a goal
by Hank Sager, the Blue and Gold
squad netted three more in the
second half to take the tilt easily.
Jimmy Golds who is now with
Varsity after playing with Nanaimo, scored one of the second half
counters, Gordy Shepherd garnered another, and Dave Thompson
the third.
Varsity Suffers First Goose Egg
As Gridders Drop 13-0 Contest
Varsity Thunderbirds came within one game of a winless Conference season Saturday
afternoon, when they succumbed to the smoother Linfield College Wildcats to the tune of
a 13-0 count. Mudding through a rain-drenched gridiron, Greg Kabat's hapless charges
were subjected to their first shutout of the year, as they saw their pass offensive overshadowed by a brilliant Linfield aerial attack, and even along the soggy  turf they  were
unable to penetrate farther than their opponents' five yard marker.
Half .back John Seely who played a stellar contest
—Courtesy B. C. Sports Weekly.
. . . Talking It Overt
Despite the fact that their local
favorites finished on the shy end
of the count, an enthusiastic
crowd of Valleyites were delighted
to see the UBC Thunderbirds romp
through a 49-27 exhibition match
with a representative Fraser Valley team at the Chiliiwack horticultural hall on Saturday night
Ritchie Nichol of the UBC quintette came through with a Harlem
style ot antics that had put him
in the Chiliiwack favorite column
lest year. And the spectators got
more than one chuckle over the
maple court gamboUngs of "Long
John" Forsyth, who is playing his
first season with the Thunderers.
It was probably their remembering such Blue and Gold performances of last year that prompted the '46 Valley crowd to pour
more than |125 into the local coffers
to swell the fund for showers in
the Chiliiwack civic gymnasium.
UBC took an early lead in the
proceedings, ln spite of the fact
that the plays needed plenty of
polishing, and at the end of the
first quarter, they were leading the
home crew by a substantial nine
But the Fraser Valley boys let
loose with a nlne.point barrage,
compared to the Thunderbird
three-point effort in the second
cp.nto, and the breather found the
visitors a scant three points In the
fore, with a 17-14 advantage.
It was chiefly the hemp hitting
of Hany Kermode, Pat McOeer
and company that made the UBC
tallies loom targe ln the last two
stanzas, and these two lads, along
with the lanky Mr. Nichol accounted for 32 of the 49 Varsity chalk-
Guiding light of the Chiliiwack
five was D. Britton, whose web-
parting activities ranked second
only to high man Kermode.
McOeer, 9; Nichol, 8; Franklin, ft;
Forsyth, 4; Weber, 2; Selman, 2;
Haas, 2; Munro, 1.   Total, 49.
FRASER VALLBY-Britton, 10;
Teetzel, 6; Johnson, 3; Dyson, 2; J.
Gleig, 2; R. Gledg, 2; Shaw, 2.
Total, 27.
throughout, set the Linfleld machine in motion early
in the tilt, as he patrolled the scrimmage line to
launch two consecutive completed passes into the flats
and roll back the Thunderbird matting some sixty-odd
Minutes later the same Seely faded back again,
and arched a perfect strike to his lanky right end,
Charlie Bishop who galloped unmolested for a major
score. Seely himself boosted the count one point as
split the uprights in convert position.
Varsity began a sustained offensive from their
own 25 yard line midway in the second quarter, when
Dick Mitchell shook loose from scrimmage and bulled
his way 20 yards up the field for a first down. Reid
took to the air and hoisted the pigskin into the breezy
drizzle to hit Gouloubef squarely for 15 more yards.
As the crowd was getting keyed up to a touchdown
        pitch, the traditional fumble aul-
lified the Thunderbird pace.
Loping onto the gridiron after
the halftime breather, the Xiamen from McMlnnville, Oregon,
lost no time ini capturing complete mastery of the game. Half-
right claw, and a 25 yard heave
to Phil Phipps, set the Americans
in a key position.
Seely dug his cleats into armament and packed the ptftfrin
through the centre in three consecutive plays, and bulled his way
to paydirt territory at the 4 Minute mark of the third quarter. The
convert was wide. .
A bare five minutes later, Reld
sent the UBC cheer section into
ecstasies as he soared high into
the ozone to pull down a LiaAsld
pass on their 41 yard mark. A pass
Reid to Goloubef was good for 20
odd yards, and a plunge through
the left tackle brought the leather
to the nine yard stripe. Again
however, the Birds got their feathers wet, and the drive bogged
down with a slim S yards to a
The situation was reversed in
the fourth quarter when the Blue
and Gold hung on for three plays
with the rumbling tenacity ot the
Thunderbird, capped their goal
line stand with four straltfit first
down, but again lost control ef
that all-important oval in asW-
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