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The Ubyssey Jan 11, 1944

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 UBC'S Arabian Nights    Harem    Begins Rehearsals For Greek Letter Societies* Colorful Red Cross Ball
/•   RECLINING across the top of the page here, like the harem of Esquire's Sultan, are 12
of the gorgeous co-eds who will twirl and turn in the Arabian Nights chorus, which will
be the main feature of the annual Greek Letter Societies' Red Cross Ball, January 27. Picture a veil on each, sultry music and you have the right atmosphere. Rehearsals began last
week for the Arabic fantasy, which is under the direction of Joan Crewe Straight. From the
left, the harem consists of Dorothy Moxon, Booty Hebb, Betty Mullens, Joan Clark, Daphne
Laird, Audrey Buchanan, Mary Hammond, Meryl Sheilds, Annabel Sandison, Margie Beale,
Betty Foster and Joan Anderson. -Photo bv Art Jones,
Mi lUsMlMotoH ...
No. 22
Low Category Men
Allowed To Return
•   SOME OF the students whose names were sent in to
National Selective Service at Christmas will be allowed
to return to University provided that their marks did not fail
below UBC standards.
Those  students  who  are  in  a	
medical  category  too low to be       —-——-—-----—-—————--—-—---—
called up may return to the campus if UBC authorities will allow
them to return.
In accordance with the arrangement between NSS and Canadian
Universities the names of 82 male
students over 18% with unsatisfactory standings were forwarded
to the divisional registrar. Those
who are medically fit will be
drafted immediately.
Irrespective of action on the
part of the Army 48 students of
both sexes were asked to withdraw from the University in accordance with traditional policy.
Some of these are also included in
the 82 called by the Army.
No distinction was made by selective service between faculties.
Men from all faculties and from
all years were called.
Men in the UATC will be recruited into air crew immediately
if they can pass the air crew physical examination, if not they will
be called up by the army. Ground
crew is not being recruited at the
p/eaent time.
Last year 192 men were called up
at Christmas, but many of these
were granted deferments until the
end of the term.
Dr. Sage
To Board
• DR. WALTER N. SAGE, head
of the Department of History,
has been appointed a member of
the historic sites and monuments
board for the province of British
Columbia. Formerly, the late
Judge T. Howie was the western
Hon. H. Creerar of Ottawa has
announced that for each province
a member has been selected, Pro-
fssor Morden H. Long of Edmonton being the other representative
for the western district.
The work of the board deals
chiefly with the marking of historic sites and the research pertaining to these monuments.
A few of the works in Vancouver
consist of the memorial to the S.S.
Beavor in Stanley Park, the monument to Simon Fraser and thc
memorials on Marine Drive to the
landings of the Spanish explorers
on  Point Grey.
War Aid Council
Sponsors Dance
• THE WAR AID Council, under
the presidency of Alan Eyre,
is planning to sponsor a dance in
the Brock next Saturday.
Music wil! be supplied by the
University swing band under the
leadership of Dave McLelland.
On Books
•   PAYMENT   for   books
sold by the  book  exchange for the fall term will
be made soon.
Students are asked to call at the
Book Exchange this week between
12:30 and 1:30 to pick up their
cash vouchers. In order to do this
students must have their receipts.
Payment will be the initial price
quoted on the receipt less ten percent. The ten percent covers expenses of the printing of the receipts and the services of the exchange personnel.
Books that have not been sold
up to date may be sold in the
spring term. In this case students
will be paid when the Exchange
closes at the end of the session.
If the books are not sold at all
the students will have the opportunity to reclaim them.
If any students have lost their
receipts they will haye to wait
until the rush is over and then
apply for payment to AMS.
e Fine displays of pottery, stoneware, glass, bronze and silver from the personal collection of
Dr. L.S. Klinck will be on display
hi the library show-case window
beginning this week. They will be
arranged by Miss Smith of the library staff.
This week's display of Royal
Copenhagen Porcelain is an example of technical perfection. This
factory, which has been operating
under the same trade mark since
lt was founded over a century and
a half ago, has maintained a height
of excellence seldom surpassed.
The porcelain is of subdued
colour and line but of high artistic quality. Although the Royal
Copenhagen ls famous for its deep
blue, the paler misty blues are
equally worthy of note. They are
the artist's reminiscence of his
northern seas.
of Eastern Oregon, and Dr.
Leslie G. Kilborn, M.A., M.
D., Ph.D., are two of the
guest speakers who have
consented to attend the
three-day discussion on Religion and Life.
Complete details of the program
and the discussions in which these
speakers will take part, will be
published in Friday's Ubyssey.
Bishop Remington received his
degrees from the University of
Pensylvannia and the Theological
Seminary, Virginia. He was in
charge of track athletics and a
member of the American track
team at the Olympic Games ln
London and Paris in 1900. His
service in the Church has carried
him to all parts of the United
States, and he served as Chaplain
in a Base Hospital organized by
the Mayo Clinic and the University
of Minnesota, and saw active duty
in the field during the last war.
He Is at present a trustee of Whitman College and the University of
Pennsylvania. He is a member of
Psi Upsilon and Phi Beta Kappa
honorary fraternity.
Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn is the son
of a medical missionary family
serving in China. He received his
degrees from the University of
Toronto where he was research
and teacher-fellow in psychology.
He is a doctor of medicine. He returned to China in 1921 and remained there until this year, except for one year's furlough when
he took a Rockfeller Foundation
(Please turn to page 3)
McGoun Mix-up
Continues; May
Cancel Debates
Alberta Prohibited From Entering/
Manitoba Favors Conference;
Sask. Waits For UBC Decision
* UPON THE recommendation of the major and minor
clubs of the LSE, the question of UBC representation at
the Western Universities proposed Conference on Post-War
Developments was introduced at last night's Student Council
Science Ball
Planned For
February 10
e "Every engineer a general for
the night," is the motto of tho
committee in charge of the "Engineers' Spring Offensive," formerly known as the Science Ball.
The function will be held at the
Commodore from 9 to 1 o'clock on
Thursday, February 10.
Although the Ball is traditionally formal, formal dress is optional for the men. The question of
corsages is undecided as yet It
io definitely known, however,
that the practise of selling flowers
at the door has been discontinued.
The "General Staff' in charge
of arrangements includes Bob Davidson, Roy Morton, Paul Hook*
lngs, Stan Beaton, John Shaw,
John Burton, Fred Shumas, Don
Wales, and Ted Kirkpatrlck. They
promise the biggest and best ball
in history.
Tickets will be 13.50 per couple.
If there are any tickets left after
the enginers have bought theirs,
sales will be made to the men
of Aggie and Arts.
Saturday Afternoons Made More Pleasant by Army
Joys of COTC's Amusement Park Told
e Recently a disturbing rumour
was circulated around the
campus to the effect that the boys
in the COTC were suffering from
boredom, that they simply did not
know what to do with themselves
on Saturday afternoons.
This sad story reached the ears
of a certain kind-hearted Physics
professor, who, in a true spirit of
compassion, took it upon himself
to entertain the student soldiers
by devising a novel little amusement park where they could disport themselves.
My unit was one of the first to
be granted the privilege of trying
out the delightful games provided.
First, in consideration of the frigid weather, we were allowed to
change our thin woolen uniforms
for heavy cotton outfits cut in an
intriguing one-piece style apd wed
insulated  with  good  clean  dirt.
Then a kindly lieutenant, attired in the same natty garb, invited us to accompany him to the
park.   How could we refuse?
We sauntered lazily over at tha
double and lined up beside the
first attraction. This was an insignificant little eight foot fence
vhich, we were told, we would
bf; allowed to climb over, after
which we could walk along n
small sapling stretched several
feet above the ground over a
barbed wire fence.
"Nothing to this," I chuckled to
myself, "nothing at all," I repeated, as the sergeant picked ma
up, shook me gently, and pointed
to the next obstacle.
Tliis one was a cinch, tto, but
just in case the altitude was bothering us we were allowed to lie
clown for a while, and, so the rest
would not be completely devoid of
excitement, we were given the
privilege of crawling along tho
ground on our backs through a
long wooden tunnel.
During this journey one comes
on very intimate and somewhat
profane, terms with an assortment
of large rocks, root ends, old
boards, and a shovelfull of dirt,
which insists on getting in your
shirt with you.
After that those of us who had
nothing better to do were permitted to amuse ourselves running
up small logs leaning like stationary teeter-totters, and then to
scramble over a unique ladder
with rungs several feet apart.
This was made more Interesting by
the rolls of wire below.
The altitude was bad on this
last one too, so the lieutenant, who
was very considerate throughout,
let us lie down again, this time
crawling under a large network
of barbed wire stretched a few
inches off the  ground.
Then we tripped lightly over a
pit filled with wire, using for
footholds   .some    slightly    under
nourished seedlings stretched haphazardly over the top.
We had taken too much time
with these amusements, and, as a
punishment, we were now allowed
to fling ourselves face down on
rolls of barbed wire to expend a
little excess energy, and skin, in
swinging lightly along a sturdy
pole some ten feet off the ground,
and, as a final thrill, In sailing
across a small chasm on a large
This should have been enough
entertainment for one afternoon,
but somehow something was
lacking, something necessary,
something vital, and, with true
understanding, our officers realized what it was.
So, despite the fact that they
were very tired, and that It was
well after dismissal time, they allowed us to double back to the
armoury and spend a hilarious
half hour cleaning our rifles.
The results of the discussion
were not available at the time of
going to press, but should their
decision be in the affirmative, suggestions for representatives should
be submitted to the Alma Mater
Society office by next Friday.
The fate of the McGoun Debates
rests upon the decision of Council
in this matter, since the other universities to take part in the conference cannot enter teams in both
the debates and the conference.
The University of Alberta has
been prohibited from entering a
team for competition and therefore favors the Conference. The
University of Manitoba is decided*
ly in favor of the Conference,
while the University of Saskatchewan agreed to do whatever UBC
decided to do.
■UBC had previously Indicated
its intention to continue with the
McGoun Cup debates, but since
there are only two colleges to compete, according to the rules of the
competition, it cannot be held.
Students' Council, on Monday
afternoon, felt that participation
in the conference was unwarranted because of the loss of time to
the students attending, and the
relatively small amount of good
attendance of four people at the
conference would do the student
body as a whole.
This opinion may be reversed at
the meeting under the pressure
of student opinion.
Should the Council agree to send
representatives to the Conference,
Bob Whyte, AMS president, presented several qualifications for
membership on the team. The student should be an upperclassman
with a good knowledge of the University and its activities, as well as
a good knowledge of the province
as a whole.
He should be representative of
the students at UBC and preferably, representatives should De
from each of the faculties. These
requirements are by no means
binding, but they are some of tho
factors which will be considered
when the team is selected. Any
club or organization may submit
a name.
A possible topic of discussion
may be "The place of universities
in the   Post-War World."
Bihhs Experiments
In Quintuplicity
e THE Clean Up Campaign is
the inspiration behind the five
smart new posters now in the caf.
Ranging from the semi-recumbent
male to the glamorous blond, they
cover every campus type. Dick
Bibb's brain child is the most interesting effort in quintuplicity
since the Dlonne experiment. Tuesday, January 11, 1944-
Page Two
From The Editor's Pen «« »
Little Men, What Now ?
Confusion reigns again. Will there be
McGoun Debates? Will there be an inter-
University Conference? And if so, who?
UBC has been made the goat. If the
McGoun Cup debates fall through this year,
we will be blamed. And if no conference is
held, UBC will be branded as unco-operative.
When the matter of the student conference was brought before>the students last
term, very little enthusiasm in the scheme
was shown, and Students' Council decided
against sending representatives. Now when
it seemed the conference was dying a martyred, but unannoying death, irate students
besiege the AMS office and the Publications
Board, demanding to know why we have
fallen down.
To pacify these few people, the AMS
sent telegrams to the various universities
asking for a definite statement in regard to
their stand—either for debates of for conference, or for both. The results are still as
confusing as ever, but it would seem that
Council will rescind its previous minute and
decide to agree to the conference.
Here is a beautiful example of lobbying.
A few students signified their interest in the
conference after the article in last week's
Ubyssey, but there was definitely not a good
percentage of the students who bothered.
Council, on Monday afternoon, were
still against the idea, but they had no choice.
It was either Conference or nothing, since
only two colleges were willing to take part
in the debates, and that is contrary to the
regulation governing the competition.
What good can sixteen young people of
Canada, travelling thousands of miles for
three days, do to direct the course of university education in the post-war years?
Even if the results, if there be any decisions
reached, were forwarded to directors of education, the reports of the conference would
probably be filed away and forgotten. After
all, there are hundreds of conferences a year,
and one conducted by students, will rate no
greater attention than any other.
We do not deny that the discussion
would be interesting to those attending, and
that the trip would be enjoyable, but does
that justify the expenditure of two hundred
dollars for four people out of 2400?
The Mummery
• • •
By Jabez
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following
little elastic is reprinted for the benefit
of freshmen and others of the uninitiated who have never met up with UBC's
organized extortionists.
•   I HAD always thought of the Library
as a sort of sanctuary, a place to win
friends and infuriate librarians. If you were
in a whimsical mood, you could even try to
study there.
The other day, however, it was the scene
for the first of a series of ugly episodes that
reduced me to slinking furtively about the
campus like a refugee from a Vancouver
Liberal Committee. '
I was no sooner through the revolving
doors than I had a feeling that all was not
right. Then, peering into the semi-gloom, I
made out a figure standing grimly at the
bottom of the left stair-case. It was a
woman. She had a tin can in her hand, and
a belligerent glint in her eye. Instinctively
I felt that here was an enemy.
So, humming quietly as I admired my
fingernails, I sidled over towards the other
stairs. For a moment I thought I was going
to make it, but then I he-ard that deadly
rattle behind me, and the next instant she
was blocking my path, with her chin stuck
out about an inch from my eyes (she was
bigger than I).
"Self-denial" she barked, shoving the
can into my stomach.
"I've already denied myself in four different buildings!" I protested, backing away.
"Well, deny yourself here," she snapped
sarcastically, "and make it a nickel even."
I didn't like the way her right hand
bulged in her coat pocket, and I had a quick
vision of sinking to the floor, riddled with
lead. I fumbled nervously with my purse,
mentally judging my chances of making a
dash for it.
"Take your time, playboy," snarled the
fiend. "We wouldn't want you to do anything you might regret."
Taking a deep breath, I babbled:
"I have some tokens here if you would
care to take them down to the Foreign Exchange Board ..."
She shook her head slowly, from side to
side, at the same time rattling the tin, to
give the effect of a copperhead about to
"If you've got any Roman money in
there, you can forget about that, too," she
I finally found a coin and dropped it
into the can with a cheap clink.
"You'd better go and rest somewhere
now," advised the extortionist, and, catching
me by the arm, added in a hoarse whisper:
"Promise you won't write Ilsley about this?"
I was still swimming when I went down
to the Caf for lunch, only to be stopped at
the door by another female, every bit as
rugged and uninhibited as the first.
"I want your blood," she stated quite
"You must be thinking of three other
chaps," I laughed. "I've never seen you
"Oh, there's nthing personal in it," she
"There's nothing personal in YOU wanting MY blood?" I demanded incredulously.
"Sister, I'd hate to see you get intimate!"
I tried to get through the door again,
but a beefy arm shot out to catch me just
under the Adam's apple.
"The Red Cross needs your blood—
now," insisted this vampire in ankle sox.
"Shall I pull into a pit, or will you drain
me here?" I roared furiously.
"What's your name, please?" she enquired calmly. "I'll put you down for a
"A pint!" I screeched. "Why I've got
red corpuscles that have never even seen
other red corpuscles! I've got veins I've
never even used. I have to give two weeks'
notice before I can blush! My hemoglobin.."
"Name, please!"
"Look, sister," I pleaded softly, "I don't
want to set the world on fire, all I want is
a piece of pie and a cup of coffee. Surely
that's not too much to ask?"
There was a low ominous murmur behind me. I realized that a crowd had gathered. There were cries of "Gwan, give her
your blood" and I thought I heard someone
mention lynching or it might have been
Faced with the prospect of losing my
blood the hard way, I was now obliged to
beat a hasty retreat, pushing through a
hostile mob, and even in the Quad I had a
feeling people were pointing at me and
"He's the guy who wouldn't give his
blood. Let's hiss!"
I've been eating my lunch in the UBC
Forest lately. Me and the other rats.
Thursday, January 13, is positively the last day to make
Grad photo appointment].
If students have not made their
appointments by this date, they
will not get their pictures in
the Graduation Issue.
Scienceman: "Two rabbits lived
in a burrow. One was nanwd In
and one was named Out. When
In was Out, Out was always in,
but when Out was in, In was always out. Whenever In was out
Out was in, In was always out.
One night Out came in and found
In was in. He could not see in.
How did he know In was ln?"
Artsman: "I'll bite. How did
he know In was ln?"
Scienceman:   "Because Instinct."
Cadet: "If there were three in
the Bigger family, Father Bigger,
Mother Bigger, and Junior Bigger,
which would be the biggest?"
Sergeant: "I give up, who would
be the biggest?"
Cadet: "Junior Bigger, 'cause
he'd be a little Bigger."
LOST: Black leather wallet.
Please return to Lost and Found
in the AMS office. Margaret
Calam, third year Arts.
NOTICE: Chess-clubbers from
the University of British Columbia
may have the opportunity to uphold the honour of the university
in a fair and square chess tournament with the Vancouver Chess
Club on Monday, January 31 ln
Moose Hall. All those interested
in this tournament will please
hand their names into the AMS
office this week.
UBC Dance Band
Plays at Pep Meet
O VARSITY's own Dave McLellan
and his twenty-six piece dance
band will burn up the floor boards
at the Mamook pep meet scheduled for January 19.
The boys promise Varsity a
session of solid swing, with their
interpretations of "Holiday for
Strings," "Smoke Gets in Your
Eyes," "My Heart Tells Me," "No
Love,   No   Nothing"   and   "Shoo
Shoo Baby."
Maestro McLellan has organized
one of the hottest agregations in
compus history—he has also acquired two vocalists; Gregg Miller and one other, as yet unnamed.
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Tuesday Editor .... John Tom Scott
Friday Editor .... Virginia Hammltt
News Manager ... Marion Dundas
Sports Editor   Chuck Claridge
Grad. Issue Editor .. Denis Blunden
Staff Photographer   Art Jones
Anne   Dewdney,   G r a h a m e
Thompson, Ken Weaver, Don Ferguson, Bruce Bewell.
Nancy Macdonald, Diana, Bamp-
ton, Marian Bal, Johnl Green, Bill
Jim Schatz
Staff Cartoonist  Buzz Walker
CUP Editor Cal Whitehead
Pub Secretary Anne Dewdney
• on the
fly J. T.SCOTT
• IT USED to be a popular
joke on this campus to
say that the only social problems in the Social Problems
Club were the members
themselves. In a way, the
joke still stands, but this
year there has been a change
in the activities of this little-
known organization.
New blood has been added in
great quantities, evidently, and a
new spirit prevails. During the
Fall term, the members were very
energetic in bringing prominent
speakers to the campus to present
their views to any interested student.
Ihe club invited forceful speakers such as Mrs. Dorothy Steeves,
Byron Johnson and Howard Green
to UBC, who each outlined their
political beliefs and plans before
large audiences.
Regardless of the fact that the.
SPC is composed of a pack oi
young socialists, who would like
to see«everyone conform to Marx,
we should commend the club for
interesting themselves in student
affairs and trying to influence
other undergraduates to take a
similar Interest.
They want to see students discussing their affairs and, above all,
the state of the world after the
war. Their topics are much more
timely than those of discussions,
being planned by other organizations.
Our much-publicized "Religion
and Life" conference, for example,
is missing the boat by about fifty
When everyone is vitally interested in what we're going to do after
the war, somebody starts a debate
on religion. Maybe the "life" part
of the conference will prove more
Perhaps it is not our fault that
we are behind the times. The recent CBC rumpus over nationwide political talks indicates this.
But students will discuss these
problems anyway. The Parliamentary Forum has found that its
Mock Parliament was so interesting that they have decided to
hold another and a much longer
one in February.
The one fault in the new SPC
is its sly hypocrisy. The official
policy of the Social Problems Club
is "fence-sitting," as was announced very humorously In an
SPC notice in this paper last Fall.
They stated that the SPC is not
a leftist organization and that regardless of the attitudes of Individual club members, the SPC is
on the fence.
They're on the fence just about
as much as the Labor-Progressives
are not Communists. The SPC,
more accurately, is sitting on the
left side of the fence.
It would be much more honest
if they all resigned from the Social  Problems  Club  and  reunite
When you're writing your doarlo and think how tho censor
Will reod whaf you've written and grin,
You sit rocking your brain while you try to explain-
Now that'*i where a Sweef Cap fits ini
"Th» pur.il form In wWch (oboceo con b« tm.lt.d"
Special student rate on presentation
of your student's pass.
Bette Davis,
Miriam Hopkins
plus Added Extras
On Stage       -
Chorus and Dancers
Starts Wednesday
"This Is The Army"
Richard Tregaskis'
with Preston Foster.
Lloyd Nolan
Ronald Coleman
The Doctor Takes a Wife*
Hit.: • ajn. te S bjb,; Saturdays • ajn. to noon
Graphic Engineering Paper, Biology Paper
Loose Leaf Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink
and Drawing Instruments
again under another name and
openly propagandize; just as the
Inquiry Research Action Council
and its column "Student Opinion"
would be better off under different names.
The word "propagandize" Is used
because the club is seemingly out
for publicity. After each leftist
speech on the campus sponsored
by the SPC, varsity correspondents for the downtown newspapers received detailed accounts of
the address, which were written
by members of the club. There
was no such effort made with the
other speeches.
Being a press agent for a political belief is no dishonorable profession, but why should the Innocent old name of the Social
Problems Club be used for this?
Arise, ye capitalists, enroll in the
SPC and save that lofty institution before it commits hookey
completely from the altar of the
great god Impartiality. Tuesday, January 11, 1944	
Standards Set For Other
Canadian Varsity Students
•   REGULATIONS concerning Christmas Exam standards
have been announced by some of the Universities across
Canada. Different regulations prevail because of an ambiguous ruling by Ottawa.
Faculty   of   Arts   and   Science.        -——-—_—•_-—--_---—■-—-—
Fifty percent hi each subject, or
one failure with an average of
sixty percent (fifty-five percent hi
first year general course).
Senior students, physically Ht
for military service, but who are
not taking military training must
maintain an average of sixty-five
percent over all subjects taken (U.
of A only requires two years of
military training).
Students who have been 111 or
have suffered family bereavements
will be given special consideration.
These rulings apply Irrespective
of age, sex, or physical category.
Exams began on January 5.
Three failures constitute the axe
whether man or woman. Exam
requirements declare three failures or two failures and fourth
division standing in other classes
before official' action taken.
First term examinations at this
university are mosyy of a progress
nature. Students with poor records are warned, or, are required
to reduce their program, or, are
required to withdraw from the
university. Bach case is considered
Unsatisfactory grades In two
courses in mid-terms or specials
mean ejection. No percentage
stated, but marking is by departments concerned.
Faculty of Arts. First year students who fail at the mid-year
in five classes and in four classes
make an average below 45% will
be refused admission unless they
obtain a permit from a National
Selective Service* Officer. Previously registered students who
fail at the mid-year in four or
more classes will be refused admission unless they obtain a permit from a N.S.S.O.
Faculty of Engineering. First
year students who fail in seven or
more (out of a total of twelve)
classes are not permitted to return. Second year students who
fail, in the opinion of the faculty,
will not be permitted to return.
Third and fourth year students
are under no definite ruling.
Page Three
Shopping with MaryAnn UBCs "BumP" Gains
Talks For
O FIRST of a series of vocational talks will be given on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 12:30 In Applied
Science 100, when Professor A. B.
Lighthall will discuss the pros
and cons of civil engineering.
These vocational lectures are
given especially for first year arte
and science students and for second and third year applied science
As yet, it ls not known whether
the talks will be given every
Thursday or not, but further information will be found in future
issues of the Ubyssey.
Other speakers of the series are
various professors who will discuss the vocational values ot certain subjects. This series is sponsored ■ by the Engineers' Undergraduate Society.
Register For
fraternity open-bidding
will be accepted up until
March 1 Barry Sleigh, IFC
prexy, announced Monday.
Quite a few applications have
been already received and are in
the hands of Frank Francis, IFC
secretary. Regulations governing
application are that students mutt
be in their second year at university with the required number
of scholastic units. The equivalent
to this is credit for a year of
Senior Matrlc.
Registration has been open to
Senior Metrics from January 3
and will continue until March 1
Students in the alternative category have been allowed to register
since November.
Former Senior Matrlc applicants
must apply to Frank Francis before registering for a personal
The main purpose of open bidding is to enable students to join
a fraternity before entering the
armed services.
Frosh Elect
Ball Queen
9 A MEETING to choose the
freshman nominee for Red
Cross Ball queen will be held ln
Arts 100 on Thursday at 12:30.
Nominations for the position must
be signed by eight members of the
freshman class, and must be submitted before the start of the
Nominations may be handed in
to Don Newson at the Phi Delt
table, or to Plge McBride, president of the freshman class. All
nominees must be present at the
meeting. _-_-______»---_—»-_-__«
Secret, Weird Invention j
Provides Ink For Library
e   THE MIRACLE has happened! Soon, you won't have to
rush around frantically trying to borrow a thimblefull of ink
from some long suffering friend.
Because of the efforts of Dick	
Students are requested to call
immediately at the Registrar's Office for their scholarship cards for
the Second Term, have them cert*
ifled by their instructors and turned ln to the Bursar's Office so that
they may obtain the second payment ef scholarship money.
Bibbs and Dick Flanagan, ink will
be installed in the library.
Many brilliant ideas have been
brought forth, the bast being an
injector where each person puts
in a nickel and receives an injection of ink. This was discarded
because most people might feel
that it was too expensive. Others
such as a fountain of ink or a
pool of ink were considered. Desperately there was even the suggestion of placing ink bottles on all
the tables.
Then Dick Flanagan came
through with a weird and wonderful Invention. It was nothing leas
than an injector but this one was
You will be able to get your injection of ink without putting in
a nickel. Right now the car pen tar
shop is working on the invention
and it will be installed in the main
wing of the library as sc on as •
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Research fellowship in 1828.
For the past seven years he has
been Director of Medicine and
Dentistry, and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the West China
Union University. In addition, he
has edited "The Journal of the
West China Border Research Society" for several years.
His Interest in informal student
groups in China has Inaugurated
centres of dynamic life which send
out leaders to all parts of China.
For several months before returning to Canada, Dr Kilborn
was special advisor to Oeneral
Victor Odium, Canada's Minister
to China. He accompanied the
General on his official visits to
get acquainted with present-day
China and her leaders. He is,
therefore, conversant with recent
events in China and with China-.
Canada diplomatic and cultural relationships.
0 YOUR fur coat is more valuable to-day than it has ever
been and the wise co-ed will know
enough to take care of hers ln the
manner it deserves. The New
York Fur Company at 797 West
Georgia suggests you visit them
to see about repairs and alterations. The rush is now over and
as they aren't so busy they can
take care of your coat right away
which means less Inconvenience
to you ... a Senior! Editor of the
Ubyssey doing her bit in the Red
Cross room was asked if she
didn't go with that beautiful blond
man who looks just like Victor
Mature: so that night she looked
at him again just to make sure
(and he does) ... the New York
Fur Company has a long established reputation for satisfactory
service and if you want to be suro
your furs have the best in repairs
and alterations take your coat to
797 West Georgia and rest confidently!
•    a    *    *
O THE way a good Idea spreads
around surprised even the
manager of the Ship Shape Inn,
1519 West Broadway. It was the
first cafe to cook up bearburgers
for meatless Tuesday, and not only
was the story run in a local paper
but it turned up in a newspaper
printed in London, England . . .
a scienceman Beta brother gave
his pin to his girl friend in Victoria who also wears a diamond
third finger, left hand, but because he's Just an initiate it wasn't
his pin. She wore it for five days
and then had to give it back when
the holidays were over but he's
going to send his own as soon as
he gets it. . . decorated in nautical theme, the exciting Ship Shape
Inn was the only cafe to serve
Buffalo Burgers on meatless
Tuesday too, allftf which reminds
ua that you should really try
them because they are delicious.
0 EVERYTHING essential In
corsetry can be purchased
pleasantly and easily at B.M.
Clarke's Hosiery Shop at 2517
Granville Street just off Broadway. Form perfect Gothic brassieres come in white and tearose,
sizes 32 to 36, and girdles to make
you shapely are priced from one
dollar to $4.95 ... a cute, petite
Alpha Gam is wearing the D.U.
pin of a blond airman since the
Christmas holidays. A lot of metal
seems to have changed hands in
those three weeks. A brunette
Theta has a Phi Kap pin from
another campus pinned on . . .
for gay deceiving B.M. Clarke's
have attractive bust forms at
69 cents, and for anyone planning
to join the services comes the
latest in military corsetry, brassieres and garter belts In a pale
shade of khaki, brassieres at $1.95,
garter belts at $2.95 and the materials from which they are fashioned
are really smooth.
Smartest of all for campus wear
are the Spectator pumps on Rae-
son's Mezzanine Floor, 608 Granville Street. With wall toes and
high heels, these eye-catching
shoes come in alligator and calf
leathers in tan and in black calf.
Off-campus or on,* your feet will
look their best with most comfort
... a glamourous Oamma Phi with
long black curls is wearing a Zete
pin which leaves a Psi U looking
rather sad . . . although the Spectators will not fall to please, you
might try, too, a tan or black
calf pump wltn a wall last, short
vamp, and wide bow that looks
very flattering and comes at the
standard Mezzanine price of $7.95.
Walking down OranviUe, just
turn in at 608 and mount the carpeted stairs to the Mezzanine
Worldwide Recognition
Mussoc Holds Dance
And Banquet Thursday
•   MEMBERS of the Mussoc will hold their annual Advertising Banquet and Dance on Thursday, January 13,
at 6:30 in the Caf and the Brock.
The banquet will be a turkey      ___________________
supper and will be served by various members of the executive.
There will be a charge of 50 cents
a plate to help cover costs. Only
Mussocs will be admitted to the
The feasting will continue until
approximately 8:30 when everyone
will go to the Brock for dancing.
The dance is strictly Informal and
free. Fifteen servicemen have been
invited but girls are still supposed
to bring their own men. Recordings will provide the dance music.
The purpose of the banquet and
dance is to get the ticket sales for
lolanthe started. Each Mussoc
will be given tickets to sell, so
members who are unable to attend
on Thursday evening should see
one ot the executive about their
There will be no rehearsals on
Tuesday. On Wednesday, the men
will rehearse in the Auditorium
at 12:30. Following them at 1:30
will be Keith, Winnie, Jean, Max
and Irene. At 2:30, Keith, Jean
and Marg will practice, followed
by the girls' chorus at 3:30 and tho
full ensemble and orchestra at 6:00.
Would all members please contact
Mr. Williams or Greg Miller as
soon as possible.
There will be a recorded symphony played Tuesday noon in the
Men's Smoker, in the Brock. It
is hoped that it will be Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, "The
The Glee Club will meet Wednesday noon ln Ap.Sc. 100.
Officers of the Navy, Army
and R.C.A.F. will be in the
Armoury on Thursday and Friday, January 13-14, 1944 to interview graduating men who
chose any one of the services
as first choice on The Science
torm completed last year.
Representatives of the Wartime Bureau of Technical Personnel will also be present to
interview men who have changed their preferences since completing the form
Appointments should be made
at once with the Adjutant of
the C.O.T.C.
S. E- WALMSLEY, Capt.,
UBC Contingent, C.O.T.C.
Dr, Brooke Will
Resume Classes
Next Week
the Spanish Department who
has been confined to the General
Hospital with pneumonia is reported to be progressing favorably
and will resume his classes next
week it was announced on Monday.
Gripsholm Refugee
Addresses VCF
e ERIC McMurphy will speak
to all students at the first fireside of the year on January 15,
8:00 p.m., at the home of Gordon
Eennett, 1550 West 34th. Mr. McMurphy has recently returned to
Canada from occupied China on
the Gripsholm.
Students are reminded of daily
meetings ln Arts 206. Interesting
and worthwhile talks and discussions are open to everyone.
Remember—Tuesday, sing song In
the Brock.
Phrateres Entertain
Servicemen in Jan.
e FOUR DANCES have been
scheduled by the Phrateres for
this month in the Men's Smoker
in the Brock.
Army, Navy, and Airforce men
from the camps adjacent to the
campus have been invited as partners for the members at the various dances.
January 14, 20, 21 are the dates
set at present. Will all members
please get in touch with their
presidents to make definite arrangements.
NOTICE: Alaska Highway Pictures. Dr. V. C. Brink of the Dept.
of Agronomy will show coloured
slides of the Alaska Highway at
the next meeting of the Junior
Canadian Society of Technical
Agriculturists, noon Wednesday.
January 12, in Aggie 100. Everyone
There will be a meeting of the
entire   staff   of   the   Publications
Board ln the Pub Tuesday noon,
January 11. That's today.
• STUDENTS who drive to UBC
by way of the mall route have
long complained about the
"bump," a 45.degree angle rise in
the road surface of the right mall
approximately 20 yards beyond the
camouflage school ln the direction
of the university.
The "bump," lovingly called the
"bump of knowledge," is apparently the fondest memory of the
University which lingers in the
minds of graduates.
The   following   story   Is   being
told about the  "bump":
It  seems  that  an   RCAF  W.D.
stationed in Dauphin, Manitoba,
and formerly a student of UBC
was, while sitting on a bus, telling a friend about the soul-shaking rise in the road' over which
she used to drive every day to
An RCAF officer sitting in front
of the WD turned around and
asked her what University she
attended. When she replied that
her former Alma Mater was UBC
the officer announced dramatically, "I know the bump."
The officer was Dick Wilson,
former member of the Thunderbird Rugby team.
fie Active and Attractive
Hill and Dale
Busy women are wearing Hill and Dale's
today because they are as trim and smart
as any shoe made—yet sturdy too, giving
support to long hours on the job. Widths
AAA to B. Sizes 4% to 9%
■Tuesday, January 11, 1944
Soccer Men Get Lessen On Island
Nil Score For
Skiers Prepare
For Heyday Anon
• ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, the UBC Ski Club will
hold a monster ski meet in conjunction with the Outdoor
Club. Three classes for men and two classes for women will
be run off. A cup and miniature replica will be awarded to
the winners of the two "A" class races and merchandise
prizes given to the winners in all classes.
The course will be the famed
"Dam Downhill" on Dam Mountain which is behind Grouse
Mountain. All skiers in the University are invited to participate,
whether members of either club
or not. Any interested persons
should see Alan Bluechel (Beta
table) as soon as possible.
This marks the first event of its
kind to be sponsored jointly by the
two clubs, and presidents Bluechel
and Tiedje are looking forward to
a successful event.
Prospective contestants are reminded that sleeping accomodation
will be provided for those who
have signified their intention of
competing by Saturday, January 15.
Last week-end the members of
the Ski Club and Outdoor Club
were able to forget about dodging
stumps and started skiing seriously. A five foot blanket of
near-powder snow covered the
landscape, and there wasn't a
cloud in the sky. It was a weekend such as skiers dream about.
On Saturday night some 30
members of both clubs skied on
the Grouse Mountain plateau by
moonlight. While it was not as
bright as daylight, it was easy to
see the details of the slopes and
paths. Nine lntrepi<} Ski Clubbers
even skied down the famed Kandahar run and reported that they
experienced no difficulties not
present in daylight.
Some members took advantage
ot the near-perfect snow on Sunday to practise for the forthcoming meet. Many creditable times
were recorded. Others spent the
day re - acquainting themselves
with the Big Hill, Paradise, Devil's
Leap Trail, and the lake runs.
Both clubs had record turnouts,
but stories of members hanging
from the rafters are entirely unfounded.    _
Co-Ed   Sports
e COMES the revolution! Above
the thumping of the basketball and the banging of streamlined co-eds against the vibrating
gym floor comes the rumbling of
an approaching storm.
After all these years of taking
Physical Training pretty much for
granted, the co-ed one-half of
the University has arrived at the
obvious conclusion that all Ik not
PT has come to be considered
as a necessary evil; one of those
things that has to be done. But
at last co-eds have seen the light
PT may be necessary, but it
doesn't have to be an evil.
True, in its recent state of a
spiritless, equipmentless form of
war-work, it has been difficult to
call it a blessing, but this term 1«
the  first  time  that  co-eds have
been shown that such conditions
are not eternal.
Already PT is being revamped.
Not only has a new spirit been introduced into the weekly chore,
but also there is reason to hope
that something a little more tangible may be added to the department.
Miss Moore, as leader of the new
Cause, reminds co-eds that while
so many of the boys are fighting
to win the war, it is never too
soon for co-eds to do a little
battling for the peace, and that
one part of this Peace should be
better equipped, better, organized
and better respected Physical
Training department.
Combines Win
League   Opener
• THE THUNDERBIRDS dropped their first encounter of
the new Inter-City League to the Vancouver Combines
by a 'nine-point margin on Saturday night at VAC gym.
Sparked by George McConnell who bagged 22 points, the
Combines showed plenty of power in this contest, their best
as yet.
Varsity Attempts
•   THE SECOND INVASION of the season of Vancouver
Island was repulsed last Saturday when a combination
of Army and R.A.F. personnel beat the Varsity army of
soccer players very decisively.
The Varsity eleven failed to break through the home
team defences effectively in sixty minutes of stiff competition.
However, the Army-Air Force team made its way down to
and then through Herbie Smith half a dozen times.
Varsity started off with a swish,
and looked like easy winners ia
the first quarter. Art Johnson
found the hoop for the first score.
Then Oordy Sykes and Ole Bakken added four more points to the
Varsity count before McConnell
started to roll for Vancouver.
The Thunderbirds zoomed to the
fore again when Johnson, Sykes
and Bakken made a repeat performance in that order. In this
time, Oeorge McCqnnell of the
Combines gathered six points, and
the score stood at 12-6. At least
momentarily it stood at 12-6.
At this point, the revived Combine team took advantage of a new
string of Thunderbirds to even the
score at 14-all for the finish of the
first quarter. Earl McDonagh and
Bill Anderson helped McConnell
in this feat.
The Combines became suddenly
aware of every Varsity play, and
broke them up successfully every
time. The only points Varsity
gained in the second quarter, and
for that matter in the rest of the
game, were grabbed on sudden
barges through the key, mostly on
the part ot Jim Scott and Gordy
The Vancouver squad went five
points to the good in the second
quarter with every Combine player making a score. The half-time
score was 26-21; the Thunderbirds
were down, but not out.
Varsity went all out at the start
NOTICE: A meeting of the Newman Club will be held on Wednesday, January 12, at Byrne's,
2962 Crown at 8:00 p.m.
• THE Intramural Administrative Board will hold a meeting
in the Gymnasium Tuesday, January 11, at 12:30, to discuss the
coming sports programme. Rules
for the Speedball Tournament will
be presented and the possibility
of a Single Knock-out League will
be reviewed. Team Representatives
should make it a point to be present at this meeting.
SOCCER-(Exhibition Game)
Wednesday at  12:45
UBC vs.  Varsity
On the Upper Playing Field.
NOTICE: General meeting of the
Chess Club, 12:30, Wednesday, January 12, in the Stage Room of thc
Brock Hall.
e WORK is now in progress on
an arrangement which will
facilitate coat checking in the
women's cloakroom, downstairs in
Brock Hall.
Up till now this has been a
source of grievance to both the
girls attending functions in Brock
Hall and those students working
in the checkroom.
Expenses will be covered by a
fund which has accumulated from
profits in the checkroom from past
MOORE, above, women's
Athletic Director on the
campus, has lined up an interesting program for the
girls in PT for this spring.
JANUARY 11— 7:45 p.m. Alpha Delta Phi vs. Gamma
JANUARY 12—12:30   p.m. Phi Delta Theta vs. Mu Phi
JANUARY 11— 7:00 p.m. Phi Kappa Pi vs. Lambda
8:30 p.m. Phi Kappa Sigma vs. Engineers
of the third quarter in an attempt
to get back in the lead. But still
the Combines broke up their plays,
making it almost Impossible for the
students to get even a set-up.
Again, at the beginning of the
final period, the Campus boys made
their bid and came within five
points of the Vancouver squad a
couple of times, but they couldn't
make the grade. The game ended
51-42, indicating Varsity's first loss.
George McConnell was tops with
22 points. McDonagh and Anderson were next for Vancouver with
eight and seven respectively.
Gordy Sykes led the students with
nine points, followed by Art Johnson with eight and Jim Scott with
seven. Scott was In for less than
half the game, made a fairly creditable showing but is not yet in
top shape for Senior A ball.
Here are the scores:
COMBINES: Freeman 3, McDonald 6, McDonagh 8, Graham 5,
Anderson 7, McConnell 22. Total 51.
VARSITY: Weber 1, Franklin 2,
Johnson 8, McGeer, Stilwell 3,
Robertson 6, Yorke, Woodhouse,
Sykes 9, Bakken 6, Scott 7. Total
Some of the student's defeat
may be laid down to the fact that
this was its first game since it
toek time off for Christmas exams
at the beginning of December.
Another reason is Allan Craig.
He was drafted from the R.A.F.
by the Army for this game and
scored three of the Army's six
goals to show his pleasure. Craig
was a professional when he was
back in England. Joe Heaps and
Murray Speller accounted for the
rest of the Islander's scores. Heaps
getting two and Speller getting
the other one.
Possibly the game might not
have been a shut-out if Varsity
could have kept the ball a little
more in control around the goal
mouth. Several times the ball
went wild off the toe of an on-
rushing forward who practically
had the goal cut and dried.
The game was originally planned
for a contest strictly between
Army and Varsity but the Army
found itself short of players for
the game and made use of three
R.A.F. players. The team practically revolved around these 3
members at times. The Varsity
outfit profited greatly through
this encounetr. The entire Army-
Air Force team was very good
but not as superior over the Varsity crew as the score would Indicate.
At the close of the fall schedule
in the local league we wer trailing th Army team on the mainland by but four points. The players and officials of the campus
soccer club strongly believe that
this team has as good a chance to
lead the league as the Army this
The U.B.C. lost to the Pro-
Rec Maple Leafs in last Saturdays
game at McBride Park. The score
was 4-2.
Here This
Fri. Noon
• UNIVERSITY basketball fans will pack the
Varsity Gym this Friday to
witness the * amazing performances of the Harlem
Globe Trotters who will appear on that day at noon in
an exhibition game with the
Varsity Thunderbirds.
Harry Franklin, president of the
MAD received final word of this
engagement last Saturday night
While In Vancouver, the Globe
Trotters will play four games.
Their first engagement is on
Thursday night when they meet
an All-Star Inter A team at King
Edward gym. Tickets to this game
may be obtained from players on
the Varsity Senior B's or the UBC
Besides their game at Varsity on
Friday at 12:30, the Darky Hoop-
sters will perform at VAC gym
Friday and Saturday nights,
LOST: Small leather purse, initials PD.  Phone BAy. 7318M
Mary had a little lamb,
Given by a friend to keep,
It followed her around until,
It died from loss of sleep.


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