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The Ubyssey Oct 4, 1945

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Vol. Xxvln
No. 5
Songs/ Shaves
In Brock Hall
• SHADES OF the old barbershop quartets are expected to
be heard from the men's basement
of Brock HaU in about two weeks
when an AMS sponsored totisorial
parlor will commence operations.
Secretary Garry Miller, announces tht project in conjunction with
enlarged clubroom facilities in the
Brock basement, said that two
chairs would be Installed to provide haircuts for students.
All-union help will be employed,
and union prices will be paid.
There will be haircuts and shaves.
"But we don't expect many
shaves," Miller said. "The main
demand has been for trims alone."
Any day now, the strains of
"Sweet Adoline" in four-part male
harmony may he expected to compete with the loudspeaker system.
Tht shop is expected to be ready
In about two weeks.
Wanted: Brass,
Woodwind, Drum
Players By Band
• BANDSMEN and would-be
bandsmen on tht campus art
invited to attend tht general meeting of tht university band in the
Brock stage room at 12:30 Friday.
Brass, woodwind, and percussion
players art wanted, with or without previous band experience.
"Direction of ihe band will be in
the hands of Arthur Delamont, experienced Vancouver musician who
led the Kitsilano Boys' Band to
championships at the Chicago
World Fair and in England.
AU types of music are planned
for this year's band activities:
semi-classical works, marches of
Sousa calibre, the gay waltzes of
Strauss, and even swing music arc
Practices will be arranged to
avoid conflict with lectures, and
fuU details' will be provided at
Friday's meeting.
A PAIR of plastlc-rlmmed glasses in a brown leather case. Please
phone BA 3887M.
Niosl, starring former Vancouver songbird Judy Richards,
roUs into tht main Brock HaU
Friday nightj at 9 p.m. for a four-
hour stopover on the campus.
The music of the eastern Canada
bandleader, highlighted by his
singing clarinet work, has been
brought to UBC under special arrangements made with tht Alma
Mater Society. Tickets to the
dance are being sold in tho quad
at $1.00 per person.
A special feature of the Niosl
aggregation Is the famous Little
Band • tht "band within a band"
making with the real Jan of
Dixieland and Biederbecke fame.
Smooth, swing, and Jan music will
make up tht program for Friday
night, and a big crowd Is expected.
AMS secretary Garry MiUtr
recommends students to get their
tickets early in the quad box-
Frosh Conga
Past Cairn
• MORE THAN 1400 freshettes
and freshmen doffed their regalia Monday night and congaed
their way into the Armouries to
become full-fledged under gar du-
ates of tht University of British
As a symbol of tht historic trek
in 1982, which started tht movement of tht university from tht
Fairview shacks to this campus, a
miniature cairn waa placed in tht
Armouries to commemorate the
arrival of tht largest freshman
class in the history of this unlver.
Towards the end of the evening,
Alan Ainsworth, president of the
AMS, introduced President N. A.
M. MacKenzie who said a few
words of welcome to the freshman
Other patrons with President
MacKenzie to welcome the frosh
were Mrs. MacKenzie, Dean Dorothy Mawdsley, Dean and Mrs.
J. N. Finlayson, Dean and Mrs. G.
SCurtis, Walter Gage, Dean F. M.
Clement, Dean and Mrs. Buchanan,
In a few words of welcome,
Allan Ainsworth said he was
pleased that tht first big dance
held in thet Armourlts was such a
For three am* a hau houis the
revellers danced to the music of
Dal Richards and his orchestra.
• THE INTERNATIONAL Relations Club on the campus
has planned an extensive program for all those interested in
world affairs, and more especially, world affairs as they affect
Canada. An organizational meeting will be held Tuesday,
October 9, in Arts 108 at 12:30. Plans for discussion groups,
home meetings, speakers, and other activities will be discussed.
Newcomers to the campus might
be interested to know that International Relations Clubs are a
world-wide organization sponsored
by the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace.
From the headquarters in New
York the latest books on every
aspect of international affairs are
distributed to the member clubs,
which may be found on almost
every campus. Pamphlets are
distributed periodically.
The IRC Library at UBC now
comprises several hundred volumes. Authoritative books on
foreign policies, colonial questions,
economic problems, the keeping of
the peace, and also books on the
USSR, China, India, the Levant,
and South America are among
those  Included  ln  the collection.
Housed in the Library, part on
the Reserve shelves and part in a
separate caieil, the collection may
be freely used by IRC members in
good standing. (Or to put it bluntly, members who have paid their
fifty cent membership fee).
An important part of IRC activities are the Regional Conferences,
attended by representatives of IRC
clubs from most universities in the
area. The Pacific Conference,
usually convening in the Spring in
the state of Washington, produces
good results and constructive ideas
on current problems. Finances
permitting, UBC will send delegates
to this year's conference.
At Monday's meeting discussion
groups will be organized on those
questions in which members are
most interested. Among the suggested topics for study groups are:
United Nations Charter, Future of
Colonial Peoples, Self Government
for India, Russia in World Affairs,
Cross Currents in the Near East,
What to do with Germany and
Japan, World Federal Union Now?
The International Relations Club
will continue to present an important speaker every second Friday in Arts 100. All students who
wish to improve their knowledge
of current problems in world affairs should join the IRC, use its
Library, and take an active part
ir study groups.
And most important, remember
the organization meeting, Tuesday
noon, Arts 108.
• UNION COLLEGE and Anglican Theological College,
affiliates of the University of British Columbia, have returned to their pre-war status and heads of both institutions
report considerable increases in enrollment over that of the
past few years.
Lectures in Theology started this
week at both colleges, a good percentage of the classes consisting
of ex-servicemen, with more veterans expected back to augment
the student body before the end
of the first term.
Church services were held in
both chapels and officials hope
these weekly services will form
an integral part of campus life for
the increased number of students
who now reside on UBC grounds.
Union coUege, which for two
' years served as quarters for RCAF
personnel? and for tht past ytar
as a military hospital, haa at present a total of 49 men, including
non-theological students boarding
on tht premises.
The Anglican college after two
years occupation by army camouflage school men, and last year as a
convalescent hospital, now houses
12 men other than theological students. Meals are not yet obtainable here as the cafeteria ia not
yet completed.
At Union college a two week
course in Sociology and Christian
Ethics given by Rev. Gordon
Dickie, Ph. D., has just ended.
Rev. J. G. Brown, M.A., D.D.,
principal of Union college, announces that a 91500 scholarship
for students in Theology has been
received from Dr. S. S. Osterhout,
former superintendent of missions
for  British Columbia.
As Monday, October 8th Is
Thanksgiving Day, the university will be closed from Saturday, October 6th to Monday
October 8th Inclusive.
N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Pre-Meds To See
Real Operations
• ALL PRE-MEDICAL students
should attend a meeting of th:
Pre-Med club at 12:30 p.m. Friday
in Ap 100 if they wish to be put
on lists of students who will wit-
nsss operations at Vancouver hospitals, President Pat Fowler announced today.
At the meeting, the club's first
this year. Fbwler will tell of plans
for the proposed UBC mcdiccl faculty and will give new members
information on facilities available
in Canada for medical education.
Club visits to hospitals will start
in about two weeks.
• "LECTURES   over   the   P.A.
System  In   the   Auditorium?"
query students.
"Probably not unless requested
by professors," answers J. D. Lee,
Superintendent of Buildings and
"No students have complained
about being unable to hear," says
Dr. S. F. N. Chant, who gives
Psych. 1 In the aud.
KXA Jazz Critic
Speaks To Cats
• THE JAZZ society announces
the appearance of 'Nick" Nicholson in Arts 100 next Tuesday
at 12:30. ' ^
Nicholson is a jazz critic from
radio station KXA in Seattle
Washington. He will speak on
various subjects pertaining to the
meanings of jazz. Questions wUl
be invited in an open period at the
end of Nicholson's speech.
The executive of the society also
announces their organizational
meeting tomorrow at 12:30 in Arts
100. All future and iormer members are Invited to this meeting to
hear of the plans the society has
for this year.
Forum Debates
Liquor Today
• LIQUOR,  ITS merits and its
demerits will be debated today
at the first meeting of the Parliamentary Forum, at noon in Arts
Dave Williams and Les Carbert
will speak after the forum's honorary president, Prof. W. N. Sage,
has said a few words to the assembled house.
Weir Addresses
Social Problems
• DR. G. M. WEIR Will address
the first meeting of the Social
Problems club Friday at. 12:30 in
Arts 100 on social problems and
government.   Everybody welcome.
Student Makes DDT
• FRANKLIN.  Ind.   (UP) - Dr
Lowell    Hicks,    head    of    the
Franklin College chemistrv department, had the jump on most
civilians in the use of the insecticide, DDT. He used it all summer
after a student concocted it in the
lab as part of an exam.
COTC Shrinks;
Trains POM's
•   RETURNING  this  year  to  its  pre-war  status,   UBC
contingent of the Canadian Officers' Training Corps will-
be reduced from 1,200 to 200 or less, and only "potential
officer material" will be taken on strength, according to
Lt.-Col. G. M. Shrum, officer commanding.
At a preliminary parade of the "
unit Tuesday night ln tht Armoury, Col. Shrum pointed out the
facilities available, outlined the
training syllabus, stated the opportunities open to COTC - trained
man and declared that COTC
training was valuable In forming
leadership qualities.
Men who were in the unit last
year and do not wish to remain
in it must turn in their uniforms
and equipment during the next
week, Col. Shrum has announced.
Army authorities must have figures on this year's enrolment by
October 31.
Col. Shrum told The Ubyssey that
"quite a number" of men who returned from war service this ytar
art entering tht unit. "Tht reaction against mUltary servlet ia
not so strong as It was after the
last war," ht stated. One former
member of the unit who has returned to it Is Major Ian Grant,
who won the DSO in service with
the DCOR's.
Col. Shrum compared the expected 1945-46 enrolment with the
pre-war enrolment of 80 or 90.
Before all male students started
taking training with the unit in
the autumn of 1940, there wero
300 or 400 men in it.
Men will now enter the unit as
cadets. Officers wUl soon start Interviewing prospective recruits to
determine whether they are of
"POM" quality. "Membership in
the unit will be made a privilege,"
Col. Shrum said. "If enrolment Is
around 100, all wUl have privileges
ot the offtceres' mess. Before the
war wt had nothing Uke that to
offtr. Wt now also havt training
facUittts equal to the best in
Tht unit wlU hold a three-hour
parade each Tuesday night, and
man wishing to do extra work will
parade on Wednesdays. First fuU
parade wlU bt next Tuesday. In
previous years six hours' training
was compulsory. There will be
voluntary summer camp next
So long as the COTC uses the
armoury for training the Department of National Defense will pay
UBC rent for it.
Lt.-Cmdr. H. M. Mcllroy, commanding officer of UBC unit of
the University Naval Training Division, said yesterday that the
unit will parade from 6 to 9 p.m.
on Mondays, starting October 15.
Lt. A. B. Nash, R.C.N.V.R., of
H.M.C.S. Discovery, wUl be chief
instructor as last year. What enrolment wlU be is not known yet,
Lt.-Cmdr. Mcllroy said.
He hoped to use ex-navy men at
UBC to aid in training.
Speaking of the COTC's wartime
service, Col. Shrum told The
Ubyssey that more than 1400 men
trained in it had gone from UBC
to active service. Nearly 200 from
navy and air force training units
here also went on active service.
• A MEETING for all ex-
service personnel will be held
in the auditorium at 12:30 Friday,
October 5. This meeting is sponsored by the university branch of
Canadian Legion, for the purpose
of explaining the services it offer3
to returned men and women.
The legion's activities on the
campus include initiating programs of entertainment for veterans, assisting them with theiv
studies, and providing information
and assistance in dealing with
problems of gratuities, special
grants, and the like.
The services of the organization
are available to all returned men
and women, regardless of whether
or not they are members, so all
veterans, are urged to attend tho
meeting, whether they intend to
join or not.
Since thc Thanksgiving holiday falls on Saturday, October
6th, all students who signed up
for their Totem Class photos on
that date have had their appointments postponed until the
following Saturday, October 13.
Religio Brands
Modern Girl
Vogue and Vague
• "THE MODERN girl of today
is all vogue outside but mostly
vague inside."
Dr. E. Stanley Jones, internationally known evangelist and author, expressed this opinion in tho
Brock building at noon on Tuesday. His subject was "Christianity
and the Choice Before Us—After
the Fascist Offensive."
Dr. Jones emphasized the need
for a life philosophy, not only
scientific but also religious. He
mentioned the utter frustration of
those who live a purposeless existence as compared to the nappy
and satisfied Ufe a person may enjoy if he has something in which
to believe.
He said that in the future there
wUl be a contest between Socialism and Capitalism with the latter
on trial.
He said also that he would rather
trust the future of the world to
the youth of our day than those
of his generation.
Dr. Jones, who has been preaching In USA, Mexico, South America, Central America and Alaska
during this tour, hopes to return
to India in January.
I0DE Offers
• UNIVERSITY OF B.C. graduates havt a chance to carry on
post-graduate studios at any university In tht United Kingdom
under fhe terms of the 1945 War
Memorial of the Imperial Order
of Daughters of the Empire.
Studies are not restricted, except to "any subject vital to the
interests of the Empire." Scholarships have been awarded for subjects ranging from classics to Applied Science. The same candidate
may receive a second award In a
succeeding year, if the\ record and
promise of work are satisfactory.
Tht scholarship Is valutd at
11300 a ytar. It ls paid In three
Instalments. Competition is open
to men and women students. Ap*
plication forms are available at tht
Registrar's office ln tht administration buUdlng.
Candidates must be unmarried
until after they have completed
studies made possible by the
scholarship. They must be British-
born, or naturalized citizens with
five years' residence, and must be
between the ages of 19 and 27.
A degree from a recognized university or degree-granting coUege
in Canada is a prerequisite for all
candidates, who must be doing
post-graduate work. Candadates
must apply from the province in
which the university is situated
from which they have graduated.
Further information may be obtained from the registrar's office.
Chess Club Signs
New Members Now
• STUDENTS interested in the
game of chess arc asked to
sign up at the LSE registration
bureau in the quad. Members of
the chess club will And boards
and sets available in the AMS
The club is organized for the
benefit of those who wish to increase their chess experience. Men
and women students are welccmed,
according to club prexy Charles
Dowding, who adds that learners
will be taught the game.
•   AS the university will close
this week-end for thc holiday, the Ubyssey  will not be
published Saturday.
The first appearance of thc
column "Beauty on the Spot"
scheduled to appear this Saturday will be published In thc
Tuesday paper. PAGE 2
The Minor Bogey
TWO OMNIPRESENT and necessary
occurences in university life are Christmas and spring examination sessions. Fall
midterms and essays, which will be upon us
in three weeks time, and in some cases
sooner, are not quite as necessary.
Both students and faculty will just begin
to settle solidly on their academic feet and
catch the first unhurried and unharried
breaths of the term after the long Thanksgiving weekend. Even now individual
courses are unsettled, and a fair proportion ■
of students have as yet been unable to purchase all their textbooks and do not expect
to be able to do so before majority of midterms commence. An unhappy few do not
even have housing accommodation.
Under these conditions it is difficult for
more than five thousand students to study,
and it must be even more difficult for faculty
members and assistants to evaluate fairly,
literally stacks of exercises, essays, reports,
and experiments. In addition, a few servicemen and women may still be permitted to
enrol and will be expected to complete
scholastically with others who have had a
valuable three weeks head start.
Midterms have always been an indispensable "fall tonic" in less hectic days. Coasters
have been jolted out of inactivity and students have been enabled to "get the feel of
their courses" and judge whether they are
extracting the most out of them after scanning midterm marks. Faculty members have
also been able to levy partial judgement on
each student and consequently lighten their
own Christmas load.
But the large question mark which displays itself at this point is whether, under
present conditions, midterms will be worth
their weight in examination papers.
Pertinent arguments offer themselves at
each side of the dilemma. And the first
"pro" is that examination and essay preparation could undoubtedly chart a course
of definite activity for ex-service personnel
who have kept their text books in cupboards
for as long as five and six years and are
consequently somewhat lost. Midterms
could also accelerate the presentation of
bulky courses offered and marked in
The major argument "against" is that
midterms are essential only if they are
representative evaluations of ability. Present
shortage and lineup conditions which are a
natural result when an institution the size
of the University of British Columbia first
begins to grapple with an academic load
three sizes too heavy for it, speak against
this argument.
Exceptions can, and will have to be made
for students studying under disadvantages,
but there will probably be so many exceptions that fall exams might become totally
From the student's viewpoint, the consensus of opinion shows that students have
no intention of slacking in their work, and
that they will willingly study for midterms if
conditions have settled down enough to
make the studying time involved "pay off".
• Home Thoughts From A Broad « • hy Marian Ball
•   ONCE UPON a time (with apologies to
Hans Anderson, the brothers Grimm and
Barry Mather) there was a young giant who
kept growing and growing and he was
known as the University of British Columbia. In the same country was an old sage,
some people said he was a sage and some
people said he was a darnfool (except they
said something else but it can't be used in a
bedtime story for little folk).
Well, this old sage dwelled in a quiet,
pretty village on an island across the Straits
of Georgia from the young giant, UBC, and
the old sage controlled the clothing allowance for the growing young giant. According to all reports the sage was a pretty well
off sort of man because he controlled the
purse strings for the whole land west of the
high mountains, and the land was supposed
to be a pretty well off sort of land although
it never seemed to spend much money on
its highways and its university. Maybe because it didn't it was well off.
When the young giant was a baby he
was clothed in castoff clothing and lived
crosstown near a hospital. Then some of
his friends got together and walked across
the town carrying big rocks which they set
down in a very nice part of town where they
thought the young giant should live. Some
designers got to work and in a few years
the adolescent giant had a new suit of
clothes and for a while was very happy.
But just a few more years went by and
the giant's new clothes began to be a bit
too tight for him and the chancellor and
president, who looked after the young giant,
complained and said that the clothes were a
little too tight. (That was way, way back
in 1929, my children, and nothing could be
done about it because the land west of the
high mountains and the whole world lost a
lot of its money.)
For a few years the giant didn't grow
very much because he wasn't able to buy
much food and his friends couldn't afford to
buy it for him—but his clothes were still a
bit too tight.
Well, times began to get better and the
giant grew some more but still the old sage
didn't do anything about his clothing allowance.
Then some demons and ogres across the
great big ocean started a battle and pretty
soon the young giant, still growing, got involved in it—and kept on growing.
Well the healthy life of the battle made
him bigger and stronger than ever and, when
it was all over, all his friends had so much
money to feed him good food he became
three times the size he was when, still in
short pants, he came to the very nice part
of town his friends had brought him to.
By this time the giant, who had come
of age, and had a new president to look
after him and the new president went to
see the old sage and the old sage gave him a
lot of money to buy the giant some new
The giant and his friends were very
happy for a little while till they found out
that the big battle that the demons had
started had caused a great shortage of material and good tailors so all the giant's
friends could do was get him some old army
and air force clothing that the army and air
force wasn't using any more and patch up
the giant's clothing.
Well the young giant sat uncomfortably
in his patched clothing and felt very sorry
for himself because the sage had given him
all that money and it was too late. So the
giant thought about those people in the first
paragraph who said the sage wasn't a sage
at all but something else.
•   *   *   *
And just before you forget the moral
of that story kiddies, I would like to point
out that you too can put off something until
it's too late and I mean having your Totem
pictures taken.
You may have noticed that there are a
few more people at UBC this year and that
means that if people do not turn up for
appointments they probably won't have their
picture in the Totem and when their grandchildren clamor about their knees and say,
"Grandaddy, show me what you looked like
with hair and teeth," Grandaddy is going to
have to disappoint the little darlings and
they might grow up with complexes and
things and anything might happen.
So seriously, when the Totem lists for
your year are set up in the quad, sign up
(Do I get a free picture for that plug,
• A BLACK Waterman's pencil
and a pair of brown leather mlli-
tary gloves with snapped cuffs.
Please return to Norma Tener in
room 207 in the auditorium, or
phone AL 1716L.
First with the Latest
and the Best:
R.C.A. Victor Recordings
549 Htwe St. MAr. 0749
Black To Address
SCM at Ocean Park
•   THE     STUDENT     Christian
Movement  will  hold  its  first
camp at Ocean Park on the long
week-end of October 6, 7, and 8.
Dr. Norman Black is to be the
speaker and his theme will be
"Religion in the Scientific Age."
Those desiring to attend this camp
are invited to call at Room 312 ln
the auditorium building for further information.
WILL John Barron please telephone Mrs. Keith Angus at KE
Directory Editor
Calls For Help
•   HELP IS still needed with the
Student  Directory,  the  editor
announced today.
The main work of filing has
been almost completed, he said,
but the galleys will have to be
proofed when they arc finished
next week. An estimated staff of
seven or eight is needed for this
job. At the present moment, only
four people are working on the
phone book.
A man's definition of a livin?
wage depends on whether he is
giving it or getting it.
—Mark  Sandrich
Offices Brock Hall
Phone ALma 1624
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Thursday Editor - Marian Ball
Sports Editor • Luke Moyls
• Nika
by Hum Opoots
• WE HAD planned at little diversionary activity ln the way
of candid comments on tht freedom, so-called, of the press, for
today's edition of your favorite
campus newspaper. But it had to
happen: it simply had to happen.
Very few of us, fortunately,
have been forced to read the product of the publications board at
the University of Manitoba, But,
in view of what is to follow, Hum
Opoots desires to take this opportunity of presenting its staff with
the double-barrelled, scum-coated
thundermug for the all-time low
in journalistic endeavor.
The freedom indulged in By the
columns of this literary gem called
the Manitoban Is what we term
unbridled license.
From an ivory tower slightly
more besmeared than most, the
editorialists of the Manitoban have
loosed a sectionalist dart which,
In less enlightened hands, we
might have been forced to call
dirty. But this effort is, at best,
the leading editorial of the September 25 issue. "B.C. Breeds Hate
and Ruin."
That is you, Joe C. That ls you,
and it is me. And it is your family and mine. We are breeders of
hate, ruination, and dissension, we
are fools and spreaders of racial
strife within the borders of ou?
homeland. The university publication of the one Canadian province which barred a lieutenant-
governor at gun's point says so.
And, ergo, it must be true.
You and I are intolerant isolationists, possessed of a mental
barrier which "splits B.C. and tho
Dominion forever Into two separate entitles." We are to blame for
the fact that Vancouver shipyards
are closing down, and fhe prairie
folk who flocked west during war
years are losing their Jobs.
We are asking for "policies that
helped bring ruin in the thirties."
The "ruin" that has won us the
greatest war la history, by tht
way. It started as the thirties
We are interested in this cry
of racial prejudice from those in
whose eye stlU lingers the beam.
This editorial makes a grand gesture of generalization.
It warns that the "brief respite"
earned for Chinese in British Columbia by the magnificent effort of
China in the long Pacific war is
now threatened by a hypotnetical
chance that "it won't be long before the 'patriots' one more stain
screaming for measures against
the Chinese."
It barks that we are reaching a
climax of racial discrimination
against the Japanese. The writer
of this effort would learn some-
thng from the Japanese activity in
the war just over. They at least
talked about "bushido"—a kind of
military code of honor — even
though they did not practise its
declared ethics. This writer talks
no ethics, nor does he employ
ethical behavior.
This matter ot anti-Japanese
sentiment is no new one to British
Columbia. It should be recalled
that is is the outcrop of moral
treachery on the part of a dominion which said "Let them come,
they wUl be useful laborers," and
then, when the Japanese had come
- to B.C. - said "Let them not
pass beyond (the defences of) the
Rocky Mountains."
Here lies the bed rock of the
fallow field in which the Jason of
Manitoba has chosen to plant his
dragons* teeth.
He spreads himself on our economic concerns, and cites what he
playfully calls "many of B.C.'s
leading businessmen" as saying
"Let's make as much as possible
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Gardiner and 32 Stars
Starts Sunday Midnight
Starring Joan Bennett,
Vivian Blane and George
Raft.   In Technicolor
Also "Caribbean Mystery"
Re Sessional Fees
194S - 1946
Last Day for Payment of First Term
OCTOBER 10th, 1945
All Cheques Must Be Certified
and made Payable to the
University of British Columbia
For Regulations Governing Fees
Consult Your Calendar,
Pages 35 to 38 Inclusive
Late Fee will be Strictly Enforced
After Due Date
The University of British Columbia
of what we need right here in B.C.
We'll subsidize our industries, and
to the devil with the re.-st of
We challenge such an unauthen-
tlcated statement, and invite the
Manitoban to give specific Instances
in place of warped generalizations,
We invite them, too, to look up the
freight rates of our national railroads.
Our prairie flower unblusliingly
claims that "some labor leaden
seem willing to adopt this point of
view. The men who swarmed west
to take war jobs in the shipyards
don't want to go home now that
the fighting's over. They want to
keep on working in the shipyards—
at  wartime  wages.    So the labor
leaders have called tor government support of the coast shipbuilding industry. It is apparently
useless to tell them that it is not
economically sound to build big
ships on the Pacific coast, where
raw material costs are generally
higher." Well, well. Prairie meri
in B.C. war industry have ovtr-
night become B.C. men, if our
Manitoban friends is accurate.
Spreaders of strife and dissension, are we? It might be well for
the Manitoban to recall that it
was the mayor of Vancouver who,
this summer at Toronto, called for
re-opening of the discussions on
the Rowell-Slrols report. True,
Continued on Page 3 THE UBYSSEY, October 4, 1945, Page 3
• YOU hep-cats on the campus can step down now because
you've been out-jumped by grandma and grandpa. You
lost your "jump title" recently when a General Electric
vibration meter scientifically proved that the old fashioned
polka makes the "joint jump" 30 per cent more than
In tests at Arthur Murray'3
Fifth avenue dancing studios the
polka set the vibration meter going to the tune of 170 mills per
The best effort Jitterbugging
could muster was 120 mills per
second, while the "knock mt down
and beat me" Harlem vtrslon of
the art registered a lowly 40 mills
a second.
Oramps and his partner will
now take a largo bow because
compared to them, you jive-artists
are second-rate ickies.
•   FIRST AMS meeting of the
year will be held Thursday,
Oct, 9, to discuss Insurance and
Laurels, Blasts
For Spot Column
• THE QUESTION, "What are
your ideas regarding Beauty
on tht Spot column to be featured
In tht Saturday edition of Die
Ubyssey?" resulttd In varitd reactions from tht student body,
ranging from sincere praise to adverse criticism.
Nancy Pitman, PUWA, highly
commended the column on the
grounds that It will bt good
downtown publicity and will show
any non-university person reading
the paper that pretty co-eds have
more to them than beauty.
"This   will   show   that   behind
those beautiful faces there ticks a
brain  really  capable  of expression," she said.
"Decide on a really worthwhile
topic for the column—something
with a meaning to it," was the
idea offered by Rita Standeven,
Arts '46. "An up-to-the-minute
column is wanted by the students," she said, and " 'Beauty on
tht Spot' may be tht answer."
"A capital idea-only it is not
very fair to pick out soma girls
and call them beautiful" states
Dee NlcTiols, Arts '46. "Definitely
it will put the girls on the spot
and perhaps there will be hurt
feelings," added Dee.
Masculine opinions are optimistic. Jack Caplette, Arts '48, begins with, "It's up to the girls! If
they are willing to co-operate, let
them go to it." To him it will be
Interesting to see what topics the
girls bring out. "Of course It will
only touch a small portion of the
co-eds," he said.
"A very good idta,'' was the
comment of Tony Oargrave, Arts
'49. "I think it will uncover talent
In some blonde beauties. The men
will get a great kick out of it."
He suggested giving the same
theme to each entrant to see how
the treatment would vary.
Dick Merrick, Arta '48, formerly
of Victoria college, suggested a
grand prize for the Queen of the
Campus, awarded either by popular vote or for the columns written. He believed that the "Beauty's" picture should not appear
unless the girl submitted a column.
Continued from Page 2
one of the men who helped kill
the first conference on that report
was a B.C. leader.   Ht ia not, today; nor was he for long after his '
Here is an editorial lost In a
flood of generality, liberally coated with venom. According to Its
incontrovertible wisdom, wo are
sectionalists. But we recognize the
fallacy of generalizing. We mav
also pride ourselves that wt havt
not let down our moral standards
to the point where we stoop to
sectional hatred as a space-filler
on any editorial page.
If the students of the University
of Manitoba can forget their century-old schools controversy,
which has done more to split racial amity in Canada than any
other matter since the rebellion of
1837, they may find time to present
such grievances as they feel to the
students of this university in a
dispassionate, detailed, and accurate manner. We shall be happy,
and able, to reply.
As to this example of license we
have cited, we quote, for its
writer's benefit, his own concluding words:
"We hope the province's majori.
ty of fair-minded people will soon
give the heave-ho to the ireju-
dice-mongers and selfish preachers
of economic fallacy."
This does mean you, Jason
• STUDENTS who havt had
thtlr picture taken by tht
Totem photographer will. receive copies ot tht proofs in
tht mail four or five days after
tht date of tht taking of tht
Tht students art asked, upon
receiving tht proofs, to chooss
tht ont thty desire to appear
in tht yaarbook, and take It to
Russell's studio, 441 GranviUe
Street within ont wttk, It pos-
stblt from tht that thty rtcttve
tht proof* This will Insure
thtm against delay or misplacement.
Mussoc Tryouts
Start October 4
•   TRY   OUTS   FOR   Musical
Society singers will be held on
Thursday and Friday, October 4th
and 5th, in the Auditorium, from
2:30 to 5:30 each day. The auditions will be private, and are by
no means final. They will let
C. Williams, the Mussoc director,
know what talent is in the club.
The try outs for the opera parts
will be held later in tht year, after
the opera has been decided on.
There is still time for new members to join. The club has swelled
to unprecedented proportions this
ytar, but ls willing to takt as many
as it can, or as many who have
talent. If you wish to become a
member, come to room 207, Auditorium.
Tht annual Mussoc banquet and
dance is scheduled for Wed., Oct.
10, at 6:00 at tht Brock. Old and
now members will be able to get
WANTED: Dally ride from the
west and. Pltase address replies
to Garry Miller at the AMS office.
"All This And $30 Too" - MacTight
• "WANTED: Male UBC student
to cook family dinner daily,
do gardening, look after furnace.
Must be able to cook own breakfast, lunch, wash and iron own
laundry. Boy must bt willing to
pay 30 dollars month."
If my prospertive landlady had
been an honest woman thu is tht
note she would have turned In to
the AMS room registry. But she
wasn't honest.
When I called at her Point Orey
home last week, she was very
happy to see me. Later I learned
why. She told mt quietly that her
housekeeper was leaving In a'few
I began to ftel like a maid
searching for a Job in the depression days as Mrs. MacTight, ag I
shall call her, began to list my
household duties. "First," she said,
"can you cook?"
'After a fashion," I answered
"Up in the Okanagan this summer
brother Jay and I lived in a tent
and cooked on a portable gas
stove and . . ."
"That's fine!" she exclaimed
happily. "You can come home at
four every day and have dinner
ready by six."
"Okaydoke!" I said, with some
misgivings. But perhaps, I thought,
she will give me my dinner in
Mrs. MacTight continued relentlessly. "You can look after a coal
furnace, I hope . . . and then
there's the garden, too."
"Okaydoke!" I repeated. This
should give mt a substantial reduction in my board.
"I am a very busy woman," Mrs.
MacTight went on.   Because   of
this fact, it developed that 1 was
also to do my own' washing and
ironing. "And I don't want to get
up too early. You can easily make
your own breakfast."
"What shall I do for lunch?" I
asked. "Make it, too," was Mrs
MacTtght's quick reply.
Then I learned about her 16-
year-old daughter. The girl is
studying for htr junior matrlc,
and mother thought that tht harried lass shouldn't have too much
to do around tht house.
I was expecting any moment
now Mrs. MacTight would say::
"All right, my lad, that's fine. You
come and help mt, and you can
havt your board and room fret."
Instead, Mrs. MacTight turned htr
sharp, business-like eyes on mt
and said: "Your board, sir, will
coma to 30 dollars."
• A PARKER "91" pen, gold
top and pale brownish yellow barrel, between the Arts building and
the bus stop, Monday morning.
Please return to AMS office. Reward offered.
Fraternity registration closes
at 4:30 this afternoon. Anyone
wishing to Join a fraternity this
faU should register in tht AMS
office at once.
Seat* of Learning
• EVANSTON, ill., a town of a
little over 61,700, has within
its limits four institutes of higher
learning, including Northwestern
i found fl»i%__-
Copernicus, brilliant Polish scientist, was
appointed Professor oj Astronomy at the
University oj Rome in 1499. He became
convinced that the sun and not the earth was
the centre oj the universe. Giving up his
projessorship, he spent thirty years in research
work in astronomy, and so gave to the world
the Copemican Theory oj the movement oj
the earth and the planets around the sun,
JUST as Copernicus solved a vast problem
through painstaking research, so Nickel
scientists use research to solve many
modern problems. When industry requires
a special material to meet special conditions, Nickel scientists try to discover
a new combination of metals that will
meet those conditions. Thus are new
alloys and new uses for Nickel added to
today's long list.
Today Nickel is required in nearly every
industry in making top quality products or
tot keeping production costs down.  The
research that has helped to bring this about
will be expanded in the years after the war.
The information collected by Nickel scientists is available to Canadian engineers,
designers and metallurgists seeking better
materials for any product or process.
Research reveals new uses for Nickel.
Increased use ot Nickel from Canadian
mines and plants means employment for
Canadians and brings many benefits to
the gospel...
according to Luke Moyls
Thursday, October 4, 1945
Page 4
• FOR SOME STRANGE REASON, the mellow month of
October comes around about this time every year, or so
they tell me. But this startling revelation doesn't mean a
thing to a sports scribe, even as myself, seeing as there is a
much more startling occurence which comes off every year
at this time to vie with the entrance of the mellow month.
But October is no small month to be overlooking completely. After all, it does have 31 days, which fact keeps it
in the same league as the big-time months of July and August.
True, the weather here in B.C. isn't quite the same in
October as it is in those two summer months, but think of
that harvest moon.   There's nothing quite like an October
But as I was saying, comes October and a sensational
situation arises somewhere in the world of sports. Perhaps
you have guessed it already, and then again, maybe you
Even Students Listen To It
But nevertheless, I'm not going to keep you in suspense
any longer. For you know and I know, and most normal
characters know that, comes October and the World Series
inevitably comes along with it. And with the World Series
comes the question of who will win it.   There, I've said it
at last.
This classic affair between the winners of the American
and National Baseball Leagues must be quite an interesting
affair at that. They tell me students skip all kinds of lectures
and labs just so they can congregate in the Brock and other
comfortable places on the Campus to listen to the broadcast
of the epic series.
Truly this must be a noteworthy occasion, for it is not
often that the students of the University of British Columbia
are attracted by anything that is just beyond the gates of the
Campus, let alone something that is happening several
thousand miles away.
I'll Take The Senior Loop
Last year I went all out for the Cardinals and made a
rash statement to the effect that I would eat my column if
the National League club didn't squelch those St. Louis
Browns in six games. The Brownies had nosed out my
Yankees and I was mad, and so were the Cards, so between
the two of us, the Browns were properly squashed in exactly
six games.
This year we find the competing clubs even more evenly
balanced, so I won't go making any rash promises about
eating a column, but now that I have established my name
as a prophet, I'll go all out and commit myself.
Being a senior loop man from away back (the National
League is the senior loop), I'm afraid I'm going to disappoint
all you Tiger fans because I've got the Chicago Cubs down
in my books. They may have a little trouble, but they should
be able to take the Detroit nine in six games.
Mind you, I feel sorry for all you Bengal supporters, but
frankly, I think you've had it.
Soccer Season Starts Saturday;
Varsity XI To Tackle Norvans
• BOLSTERED by the return of
many of last year's Imperial cup
finalists, varsity soccer club opens
its new season at Larwill park
(formerly Cambie street grounds)
against Norvans on Saturday afternoon.
This is a repeat of last year's
Vancouver and District Imperial
cup finals In which the Shipbuilders nosed out the boys of Book
Larnin Bluff. Back on the path
of revenge varsity   will   feature
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veterans Dave Bremner, Pat
Campbell, Bob Wilson, Don Petrie (last year's captain), Roy Cor-
rigan, Murray Wiggans, George
Wilson, Con Millar, Bill McKay,
and Alex Jones.
The Incoming flow of returning
servicemen has brought several
former varsity stars as well as a
number of coast league players.
Included In this list are Armand
Temoln, Ivar Carr, Jack Rush,
captain of the UBC entry in 1940,
and Geoff Biddle. Newcomers trying to make one of the two university entries in the V and D
league include Jack Cowan, Gordy
Shepherd, Bud Rae, Bill KtstsL
Alf Scow, Jack Trevor and Eric
Don Petrie and Jack Rush art
lining up the teams and directing
the7 boys until the return of Miller McGill from the navy. If
enough frosh players, ages 17 and
under, show interest, a team will
be entered in the junior poccc
Managers To Meet
ATTENTION all group representatives of intramural teams.
There will be a very important
meeting of all representatives in
the stadium at 12:30 Friday, Oct
5. The meeting will be for tto
purpose of organizing the scheduk
and it is important that oil groups
be  represented.
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
• FROSH-SOPH FRACAS—In this action-packed shot
taken at Tuesday's hoop game by Bob Steiner, Herb
Capozzi, soph centre, is seen jumping with Gene Ryan. The
two number fours are Pat McGeer and Bob Boyes. Facing
the camera is Dal Towne while referee Bud McLeod has
just tossed up the ball.
• HANK BOROWY and the
Chicago Cubs turned the
tables on the dopesters Wednesday by slaughtering baseball's
darlings, Hal Newhouser and thc
Detroit Tigers, 9?0.
Tht ex-Yankee proved that his
experience in World Series games
was better than anything that the
Bengals had to offer aa he limited
them to six scattered hits.
The National League champs
showed their superior strength at
the plate by slamming xour runs
across in the very first Inning.
BUI Nicholson's triple drove two
runs after Andy Pafko had singled
in a couple more.
In the third inning, the Bruins'
power again came to the fore as
two doubles and two singles drove
three more runs in and drove
Newhouser to the showers after ho
had allowed seven runs and eight
Al Benton, who relieved Newhouser, lasted only a couple of innings when he was taken out for
a pinch-hitter in the fifth.
Jim Tobln, the ex-Brave, lasted
until the seventh when Phil Cav-
aretta, the majors' top hitter,
blasted out the series' first homer.
His terrific blow was quickly followed by another double and two
more singles and two more runs
were across.
That ended the scoring for the
clay.    The    Bengals   had   several
chances to put men    across   but
they could never get the hits in
the right place.
Borowy had the game and the
Tigers completely under control
during the whole game except ln
the first inning whtn two men
were on with only one out. The
Cub star, who won 21 against 7
losses during tht regular season,
struck out 6 while walking 4.
The hitting star for the winners
was Andy Pafko, the centre fielder, who got two singles and a
double In five times up. Each
one of his hits was instrumental
in the scoring.
It Is probable that Claude Pas-
seau, the veteran, will oppose
Virgil Trucks, the flre-baller who
has just returned from service, In
today's game at Briggs stadium ln
Girls To Practice
• TOMORROW at 3:30 marks
the first practice of the season
for girls' grass hockey. Practices
will continue on Mondays and
Fridays on the upper playing field
with at least one practice a week
compulsory. League games start
on Saturday, Oct. 13 so teams will
be roughly formed from Friday'3
Shoes In Gym
WORD comes from ths women's
end of the gym that the girlu just
don't need running shoes even If
there is a rubber shortage. It
seems that there are about sixty
pairs sitting there doing nothing.
If these shoes are not claimed
before Friday, October 5, they will
simply be disposed of.
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SlimjVictory In Overtime, 31-30
•   EXPERIENCE was just a little too much for the ol'
fightin' spirit as the Sophs eked out a narrow 31-30 win
over Frosh Tuesday afternoon.
The Sophs, most of whom played together last season as
the UBC Chiefs in the Intermediate "A" League, led all the
way until five seconds from regular time when Lennie Letham
popped a basket to tie things up. The same Letham put the
Freshmen ahead in the overtime period, only to see the
second year men drift through for three quick baskets and a
foul throw to sew up the game.
' The frosh "goat" was Gene Ryan
Femme Tennis
Tourney Opens
• HAVE YOU been passing near
the gym lately and noticed
some odd looking individuals with
fly swatters in their hands madly
dashing around after objects that
fly through the air?
No, they are not botany students
after their prized butterflies. They
are merely girls training balls to
bounce backwards to confuse their
opponents for the next two weeks
in the tennis tournament.
Yes girls, you better think of
something good to confuse those
opponents because there is going
to be some stiff competition. Pa:
Cowan, ace player of the Jericho
Tennis Club and winner of last
year's junior singles for Vancouver centre, will be in there swinging against 1944's winner Marilyn
Mary Green, who helped Pat
carry off another shining glitter
last year, will bt there de-fuzzing
the poor little innocent balls.
Connie Teddell with her tots on
tht bast lint and her racket hovering should bt pretty good competition for them.
Tilt first and second rounds for
the singles and the first round for
the doubles will be played this
week. All other rounds will be
played the following week.
There will be some exciting
games going on between those wire
fences by the gym, so let's see a
lot of pendulum heads watching
the plays.
Tracksters To Meet
ALL students Interested In track
and field and cross-country running are invited to a mteting in
tht stadium tomorrow at 12:30.
who fouled Herb Capozzi late in
the overtime session and had to
stand by while Herbert potted one
of his two tree throws. Capozzi
also managed to plunk six baskets
and another fret throw to wind up
as top scorer with fourteen points.
As for Ryan, ht finally had to retire with a total of five fouls.
The sophomores took advantage
of the frosh greenhorns to build
up a healthy 15-10 lead at half
time. But the fighting freshmen
hacked away at the soph lead all
through the final half, pulled it
within two points at various times
but didn't manage to tie the score
until Letham bulled his way
through for the evener.
Larrupin' Lennie flicked a quick
shot through the hoop to put the
first year men Into the lead for ths
first time. But Bob Haas tied it
up again and Pat McGeer restored
the lead to the sophs. A minute
later Dal Towne knotted the score
once more. But Capozzi, not to be
outdone, took a pass from Hetherington under the basket, pivoted
and plunked the melon. The rest
is history. Ryan fouled Herbert
and he sank his free shot. Letham
scored again but it was a case of
too little and too late.
Frosh Coach Harry Kermode
fielded a surprisingly strong team,
built around Ralph Burton and
Davt Campbell, both senior players. Burton had to leave shortly
after half time or the freshman
score could quite easily havt hit
tht high thirties.
In the short time he was playing, the former Adanac star rcored
five points and was a tower of
strength on defence. Letham led
the freshmen scorers with ten
points and Campbell followed with
six markers from his pivot position under the basket. Another
standout for the frosh was Bob
Boyes, the mystery man of Port
Albernl, who garnered five points.
Helping Capozzi out with the
sophomore scoring chores were
Pat McGeer and Bob Haas, each
with seven points, and Bob Hetherington who scored three.
"know-how" and the
skill that comes only with
years   of   experience   are   extremely important factors in maintaining your gas, electric and transportation services.
Among  B.C.   Electric's   5,000   skilled
executives and employees* are literally
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striving   to   bring  you   the   very
highest    standard    of   utility
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