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 Students Going AWOL Subject To Call
VOL. xxv
On Sale
Next Week
• THE STUDENT directory is to
go on sale early next week,
atUl considerably in advance ot the
date last year.
Though originally to go on sale
November 20, because of certain
handicaps it wiU not appear before
the beginning of next week. For
instance, Honoree Young, in
charge, stated that after deciphering diverse handwritings of some
odd 2800 student names, 'phone
numbers, and addresses, she was
fuUy qualified for professional
Besides hieroglyphic battles, preparation in the AMS office involved finding room and typewriter
only when available.
Miss Eveline Pearson, stenographer of the AMS very generously gave her assistance one Saturday afternoon. Other typists assisting are Ed. Friesen, Percy
Glover, and Elizabeth Wall.
Honoree Young herself does the
proof reading. She assures us confidently that this year will produce
a better, more useful directory
than ever. Better methods, and
a blue cover instead of a red one,
may have their influence. *
AMS Sponsors
Red Cross Ball
Cros Ball will have the official
sanction of the Alma Mater Society this year. Scheduled to take
place sometime in January, the
affair will be held all across
Canada at the same time.
Last year, UBC topped all Canadian universities with a total of
McGUl, Dalhousie, Saskatchewan,
Queen's, New Brunswick, and
Manitoba are also expected to hold
Red Cross Balls. An Interesting
note comes to light with the fact
that fraternities are not officially
recognized at McGUl and their
Greek Letter Ball must be held
The date has not been set a)
yet. Last ybar It was held January 23 at the Commodore.
Player's Club
finally got its executive troubles straightened out and peace
again descends on the Green
Anne DuMoulin is the new
president, taking the place of
Michael Young who has gone to
Gordon Head. She was put in office by acclamation, because her
opponent, John Seyer, who is taking an honours course, was unable
to run clue to pressure of studies,
Jean Christie was elected secretary to replace Anne DuMoulin,
and the executive is now complete
until   after  Christmas,  at   least.
No. 19
MacMillan And Morris Chosen
To Sigma Tau Chi Fraternity
•   ROL» MORRIS, President of the Alma Mater Society, and Don MacMillan, director of
the University Radio Society, were the two men honored by election to Sigma Tau
Chi campus honor fraternity.
Morris . . .
. . . Student Council
No Shortage
Of Coal In
Power House
• IN SPITE of the current fuel
shortage the university power
house will continue to supply
plenty of heat to the university
Chief engineer E. Dale, when
asked if the university would be
affected by the coal shortage, expressed the opinion that "there is
not much danger of a shortage of
coal. We wUl continue to get by."
Permits To
Be Issued
Next Week
• NEXT FRIDAY the list of stu-
dent applicants for Christmas
jobs wUl be sent down to the Sel.
ective Service Board by the University Employment Bureau.
Jobs for Christmas wiU be given
to students only through the Selective Service and applicants will
be called down next week in the
evenings to be given a job permit.
The Employment Bureau has notified the Selective Service that it
will be impossible for students to
take time out after December 7
to go down town for this purpose.
The way in which employment,
both part and full time, for students wil] be handled is still under
discussion by Ihe Selective Service Board. These cfiscuslons as to
how students will be placed in
jobs will be made public In a few
Morris is well-known to tht
student body, and hss taken an
active pert in campus affairs. Last
year he was president of the
Sciencemen's Undergraduate So.
clety, and he has been a Red Shirt
leader for some years.
This year, as director of aU student activities, Morris has shown
himself to be a hard worker with
the interests of the whole university at heart. He is a strong
advocate for student rights ,and is
putting out every effort to reawaken the student Interest In
their government.
Don MacMiUan, Arts '42, enter,
ed the Radio Society two years
ago when he first came to the
campus. During that year he organized a sports show over a downtown station. Last year MacMillan was the driving force in or.
ganlzing a show which would car.
ry campus news and views to the
downtown public. This was pre5-
sented every Saturday night over
CKWX and featured Interviews
with many campus personalities.
MacMillan recorded the graduation ceremonies last spring and
the records ere kept at the Unl.
verslty. This year he became director of the Radio Society and so
far has sponsored two shows, the
regular Saturday night feature,
and a new show which comes on
Wednesday nights over CJOR. This
program features the University
Musical Society and presents n
program of good music.
MacMillan has also brought the
Radio Society Into the war effort, by sponsoring a special
broadcast last year.
Sigma Tau Chi was organized
last year to get men who wer*
active in campus affairs together
for informal discussions. It does
not act as a body but merely hopes
to provide better understanding between the men who ore aotfve ea
the campus.
Meetings are held every second
Wednesday night and informal
discussions of student problems
are held. It is expected that more
new men will be taken in early
In the new year.
COTC Parades
To Stop Dec. 5
0 GOOD NEWS comes from the
Orderly Room to Interest male
After Saturday, December 5,
there will be no parades for thc
men of the COTC until after
Comes the new year, however,
and there may be parades for a
swarm of Varsity guys until Hitler falls Into a shell-hole.
That remains to be seen. But
already there Is talk of a reunion
at Vernon sometime in January
for all BAC's.
. . . Ridio Society
'Must Stop'
- - Carson
• GAMBLING in the Caf
has been brought to the
attention of the Discipline
Committee and "must stop",,
stated John Carson, Chairman, recently.
Hone»* John was obliged »o
break up the group matching corns
of considerable value in the back
ot the Caf a few days ago. No
action has been taken against the
offenders, but If the practice Is
continued the Discipline Committee wiU be forced to take strong
action. This also applies to gambling for money In the Brock
With a twinkle in his eye Carson also said, "If the? want to
gamble for money they can join a
vice ring." He did not say where
such organizations could be found,
IRC May Hold
Meet In
0 THE INTERNATIONAL Relations Club, the "good neighbor
policy" club that fosters good relations between Canada and the
United States, announced today
that plans for an International
Conference were as yet only tentative.
If the plans are carried through,
the conference will be held sometime in the spring at Missoula,
War Services Board
Removes Some Sask.
Student Categories
•....SASKATOON, SASK., NOV. 25—An undisclosed number of Saskatchewan students had their student category removed at the meeting of the National War Services
Board at Saskatoon Court House this week. This decision
was caused by the students absenting themselves from Spring
Camp with neither leave of absence nor a reasonable excuse.
Contrary to first impressions the
students were not ordered to basic
training centres but notification Is
being given to the Divisional Registrar by the National War Ser.
vices Board that the students concerned are no longer considered to
be in the student category, and
they will be subjected to normal
call-up procedure.
As far as can be determined
they wiU be allowed to attend
university untU the calLup order
is given. Although sixty student*
appeared before the Board only a
very small percentage were without a reasonable excuse.
There is only confirmation of two
students at present affected by
this order. Word from Regina has
not yet arrived giving the complete list. Tho Board also stated
that It would be back to Saskit.
toon from tune to tune to investigate the scholastic and military
status of students who by dsfautt
or Indifference become Uable in
active service.
The Board consists of Justice J.
F. L. Embury, chairman; A. C.
Stewart, M.L.A.; O. F. Biggerton,
Col. A. S. Redford appeared as
spokesman for the officer commanding M.D. 12.  The group call.
ed before the Board consisted of
aU students at present attending
the university and who have not
attended the spring camp. The
great majority of the student-
were able to prove that they
were working hi war industries or
that they were not liable for camp
at the time.
Says Shrum
C.O.T.C. commander, re*
cently returned from a short
trip to Ottawa where he
conferred with Army and
Government officials, said
Wednesday that the Government wished students to
continue their studies with-
out interruption.
"The Government is very anxious
for students who are making satisfactory progress in their stu.
dies to continue," Col. Shrum
At present the university heed*
will decide whether or not the
student is doing satisfactory work.
There Is some speculation, how*
ever, as to whether the University's interpretation of "satisfactory" wiU be in complete accord
with that of army officials.
In Ottawa Col. Shrum attended
the councU meeting of the Cans,
dlan Association of Adult Education and visited the Canadian Legion Educational Services. Ho
spent some time at Air Force
headquarters discussing courses at
UBC, and conferred with army
heads at National Defence Headquarters in regards to the CO,
Most Money With Least
Work Appeals To Workers
•   GOLD HAS been found on the campus! And the Employment Bureau has been getting all the pay dirt.
You may have been among the crowd of two hundred
people who registered last Wednesday for two-bits.   ThatV
$50 in one afternoon, not bad.
It was so crowded in the hall
that many students infiltrated Into
the Pub. We collected enough
two-bitses to keep us aU in high
spirits for some weeks.
Money is first in the thought*
of almost everybody at UBC today. The idea ls to get the
most money with the least work.
Here are some of the jobs that
studente are applying for: John
N. Bennett-"First Aid Work";
John Forster—"department store
clerk"; Don Chutter—"general labour"; Eric Ajello — "executive
work," a promising "dollar-a-year"
man. Terrence McLork—"staging
at the shipyards"; Doug. McCaw-
ley—"not particular—I just want
Post Office work appeals to thc
greater majority.
Bob White, head of the Employment Bureau, hastens to explain
that the best jobs, of course, will
bo given to members of the bureau.
"Studies Move
Into Auditorium
studying in earnest for the
Christmas Examinations if the attendance at the Auditorium' is any
The number of students using
the Auditorium for study purposes
averaged 35 during the first weeks
it was open, This week the total
has been nearly doubled, an average of 60 students studying per
day, This number is expected to
increase steadily as the exams
draw nearer.
The Auditorium is open in the
mornings from 8:30 to 11:30, and
in the afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30.
Students Back Ambulance Drive; Results Are Promising
e   WHETHER  or  not  they  pass
(heir    exams,    UBC    students
will have their ambulance before
This is the optimistic view of
the canvassers, students, and workers in the AMS office voiced yesterday in interviews with the
Their enthusiasm is backed by
figures from the AMS office which
showed that students dug into
their pockets to the extent of
$224.50 on the arst day of the drive.
449    ambulance    buttons    were
given out Wednesday. Each Self-
denial Day canvasser was given
30 buttons. Several sold their
quota within the first ten minutes
and came back for more at the
AMS office.
There are 2400 buttons on hand,
and If these are sold, cardboard
ambulance tags will be substituted.
Interviews with The UBYSSEY
Thursday showed campus opinion
very much in favour of the Idea.
Asked "What do you think of th?
Ambulance Drive?" students at
strategic   points   on   the   campus
showed themselves right behind
the drive.
Here were some of the replyj
given by students in the Cafeteria:
Alice Stonehouse (second year>
—"It's n marvellous idea but we
should be terribly ashamed of ourselves . . . but of course the first
drive wasn't built up properly."
Phyllis Mcintosh (freshette) *-
"What better way can we show
our patriotism than by buying an
ambulance? I think It's everyone's duty to buy a pin."
Johnny Farina (fourth year) —
"It'll give public opinion a shot In
the arm, that Is, If it's publicized
enough  outside  the  universi*y."
Ranji Mattu (fifth year graduate)—"It's a splendid idea to
show those crackpots who criticize UBC that we aren't just filling
In time out here."
Eleanor Woollard: "The drive
should lead to bigger and better
things. For after all, if we can
buy one ambulance, whj* not buy
Out in the quad, Edith Katz-
nelson, first year student, was seen
by the UBYSSEY hurrybig out of
the Green Room. Asked her opinion, she stated: "I think it's wond
erful the sacrifice the students are
making towards the drive. Fifty
cents is quite a bit for some of
Up in the Green Room, tho
UBYSSEY came upon three astute
males engrossed in playing dice
}n the middle of the floor. Of the
three—Dick Gosse, Bruce Wark
and John Walker—the latter was
spokesman, stating that "Ambulance Drive money should be taken
out of pass feature money."
Bob Whyte, of the Employment
Bureau, re-Iterated the view that
the purchase of the ambulance
would "avert public criticism from
the university".
And back in the Pub, the
UBYSSEY received one final opinion from none other than John
Carson, chairman of the drive.
"Just tell the students to keep
buying the buttons", he declared.
On Thursday, Pan Hellenic
members looked after collections.
Mamooks are canvassing today,
and Saturday, fraternities will do
the job. On Monday It is believed that the Musical Society will
do the collecting. Page Two
Friday, November 27, 1942
•    From The Editor's Pen » » »
Cheerful Givers
The "Ambulance Before Christmas"
campaign was off to a good start on Wednesday as most of the students contacted
came across with the minimum of four-bit*'
for the tag.
It bodes well for the plan as it does
show that the students don't have to be given
some entertainment before they will part
with their money. It is a straight contribution and there is nothing given in return
except that feeling that a person gets when
they know they have done something worth
It will, however, be necessary to keep
up the pace if the objective is to be reached
All students should take the first opportunity they get to obtain their ribbon. The
campaign will run a week and in that time
every student should be approached at least
once, as the committee in charge of the plan
is endeavoring to get complete coverage of
the student body.
The responsibility for the success of the
drive is not the War Aid Council's. That
body has been erected only to organize war
work, and it is merely a representative body
of students. The responsibility for the success of the campus war effort is the individual responsibility of each student on the
It would be an excellent idea if all presidents of fraternities and sororities, as well
as all heads of undergraduate clubs would
take it upon themselves to remind their
members that1 complete co-operation from
every person on ihe campus is required to
reach the objective.
There is no attempt being made to
shame any student into buying their tag.
The War Aid Council feels that once the students know what is being asked that they
will cheerfully pay up. After all fifty cents
is not much, but if it can help to put an ambulance in the field then it becomes a great
So give, children, give!
They Are Not Slackers
UBYSSEY, the students, newspaper of
the University of British Columbia, is resentful in an editorial of charges contained
in certain recent letters to The Vancouver
Daily Province, that the students now in
session at the university are slackers or
"draft dodgers" in the war.
"No one is hiding," says UBYSSEY.
"No one is beyond reach because he is on
the campus ... The record of the UBC con*
tingent of the Canadian Officers' Training
Corps is very good ... No university man
need hang his head because he is not on
active service. His government has authorized him to carry on with his books."
This is an altogether moderate protest,
considering the extreme provocation. For
it is indeed a thoughtless, irresponsible and
ill-natured thing to fling such wounding epi
thets as draft-dodger and slacker against
those boys on the campus of UBC, against
the whole community of them, regardless of
all the special reasons why the government
itself has decided that some students for the
time being had better keep on with their
Indeed the record of UBC students, altogether apart from that of the university's
graduates, deserves a more fitting recognition than the attribution of slacking. It was
only the other day that the university register published the names of 50 students of
UBC, boys who voluntarily left their books
and games to serve in arms for Canada, who
have been killed or reported missing since
the beginning of the war. And the list we
are told, "is still incomplete."
The Flight Of The Fright Brigade
(Apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Backs to the front, Backs to the front,
Backs to the front, onward;—
From the front ran the runt
Erwin Rommel.
"Forward the Back Brigade."
Was there a man that stay'd?
On, on, the runner flew,
Hitler had blundered.
Their's not to do and die,
Their's but to flee and fly,
Loud the confusion grew,
Light boot heels thundered.
Britishers after them,
Hard on the tail of them,
Roadway in front of them,
Speedy Germanises.
Behind them were shot and shell,
So they ran fast and well,
Faster than I can tell,
Shot as if out of hell,—
Broken battalions.
Lightly they ran on air,
First were they everywhere,
Breaking the records there,
Racing the bullets while
All the world wondered.
They that had fled pell-mell,
They that had run so well,
Fleeing from shot and shell,
Came back to home sweet home,
Never more back to roam;—
All that was left of them—
Left of their soles.
When can their blisters fade?
Oh, the wild dash they made!
All the world wondered.
Think of the toll they paid,
Rommel is in the shade,
Hell—Hitler blundered!
Miss Zella Collins
Receives Promotion
•    1942 MARKS a milestone in the history of the progress
of the Social Service Course at UBC.
With the appointment of Miss Zella Collins to the
position of Associate Professor of Social Work, one step
further toward the establishment of an accredited School
of Social Work here has been made.
Miss Collins has been supervisor       mm__-______J_____^______
of Field Work here for the past
seven years, and has Interviewed
each student and placed him or
her in the agency wehre the most
beneficial experience would be
Before graduating from the^To.
ronto School of Social Work, she
taught primary school in Manitoba.
Her wide experience has stood
her in good stead. For fourteen
months she worked in a Settlement House in Chicago after taking a Summer Session at the Unl.
versity of Chicago. Here, she haa
followed the same line, in her
work at the Alexandra Neighborhood House.
While in Toronto, Miss Collins
was Field Secretary of the Big
Sister Association for five years.
In 1927 she came to Vancouver
and took over the Family Work
Department of the Children's Aid
Society until 1931, when she became manager of the Society until 1937.
In 1935 she came to UBC as Su.
pervlsor of Field Work. She lectured to the Public Health Nurses
on Social Work, and was among
the first to realize the interrelation of Public Health and Social
During the past few years, many
agencies have required her splendid knowledge. She made a sur.
vey of the social needs of tho
Provincial Infirmary and established the Social Service Department there.
Later she organized the Kamloops area of the Provincial Wei.
fare Field Service, and became act-
Radio Society
Presents All
Music Program
O   VARSITY's Radio Society catered to music lovers last Wednesday night, with an all-musical
program, presented over CJOR.
Stars of the show were the Mus
Soc pianist, Ray Keeble, who gave
a classic interpretation of thc
Etude in E Major and the Etude
in Ab Major, and the already accomplished singer, Art Jones.
More vocal talent, supplied by
campus song-birds, Doreen Grant,
Ruth Veeberg, Erufa Mifos ana
Beverley Adams, completed the
half-hour program. Don McMillan, Radio Club president, produced and announced the broadcast,
in his own inimitable style.
ing Medical Supervisor of Social
Service in the T. B. Clinic during
the absence of the regular supervisor.
Last summer Miss Collins was
called upon to take over the supervision of the Provincial Welfare
Field Service, while Miss Edwards
was on vacation.
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With The
• SINCE   MEMBERS   of   the
' UBYSSEY   staff   have   been
branded as morons by members ot
the Freshman class, we have taken
upon ourselves to print the following Jokes which have been picked
up everywhere on the campus,
except in the Pub.
• THERE were two little morons
trying to drown themselves in
a pond in Stanley Park. One little
moron said to the other little moron "But we can't drown ourselves
there, it isn't deep enough. Why
you can see the water isn't even
up to the ducks' necks."
• •   •   •
• A BIG executive was inspecting an Insane Asylum.   Just
as he was leaving the institution
he taw a little moron trying to
fish in the garden. So he thought
he'd humour him, and going up
to him said:
"How's the fishing?" "Pretty
good," says the moron. "Well how
many have you caught today?"
says the executive. "Oh you're the
• *   *  •
• TWO LITTLE morons were
painting a house. Says one little
m. to the other little m. "Get a
good Arm grip on that brush 'cos
I'm going to take the ladder away!"
• •   •   »
e ONE LITTLE moron in an insane asylum asked his pal if
the clock was right. "Of course
it isn't" was the reply, "It wouldn't be in here if it was,"
• *   •   •
e TWO LITTLE morons had o
horse each. But they couldn't
tell them apart. So first one
knocked the teeth out of his so
they would know which was
which. But the other got into e.
fight and got his teeth all broken
too. Then they cut the tall off
one, but the other got his tall
caught In a barbed wire fence, and
had to have it cut off too. Finally
one m. said to the other m. "I
know how we can tell them apart.
The black one is % an inch taller
than the white one."
• •   •   *
0 A LITTLE moron was sound
asleep In bed one night when
the phone rang. So he got up and
answered it. The voice at thc
other end said "I hope I didn't
wake you up". "Oh no," says the
moron "I had to get up to answer
the phone anyway."
• •   •  •
0 TWO LITTLE morons were
peeking through a knot-hole
in the fence around a nudist colony. "Oh boy," says one of them,
"there's a girl in there that would
sure look good in a sweater."
• •   •   •
e   A LITTLE moron  had  something  wrong  with  one  of his
ears so he went to the doctor. The
"Th* puwtjorm In whlth lohaceo ten U imoW
doctor said it was awful because
he might have to cut off one ear.
"Gee, that terrible," said the Uttle
moron "I wouldn't be able to hear
to well then would I?" "No" says
the doctor, "You wouldn't. But
it's worse than that. I may have
to cut off both ears. And you
know what would happen then,
don't you?" "Yes," says the little
moron "I wouldn't be able to tee
very well, would I?" The doctor
looked sort of surprised and asked
why he wouldn't be able to see
very well. "Because I wouldn't
have any place to hang my glasses." says the little moron.
•  •  •  •
• A LITTLE moron got onto a
streetcar one day without putting his fare in the box. The conductor called him back and said
"You didn't put your fare in tho
box little moron. Why not?". So
the .little moron carefully and
patiently explained to him that
his name was Crime, and Crime
never pays.
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Selected Shorts
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—Anniversary Show—
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On Our Stage
Brian Donlevy
"Henry Aldridge, Editor"
Recognise me? I'm one ef
crowd. You see, I speak for
•Cola, known, too, at Coke.
I speak for both. They mean
the same thing. The gang
say I look just like Coke
tastes. And you tan't get
that ds/fefout and refresh/fig
taste thlt side of Coca-Cola.
Nobody else can duplicate it."
i Friday, November 27, 1942
Page Three
Mary McLeod, Ex-Players'
Club Member, Stars In Movies
Shopping    with Mary Ann
•   MARY McLEOD, University of British Columbia Arts graduate of 1940, and former star
actress with the University Player's Club, is rapidly rising to fame in Hollywood, having
recently been loaned by her home studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, to play the lead in Republic studio's "London Blackout Murders," opposite English actor, John Abbott.
Miss McLeod's success is not —-^——~———-—-^^—--^——-~—^—m-m—m^mm^mmm^^mm^mmm
surprising. While attending UBC
ettt showed definite pormlse as an
actress. Green Roomers fondly
point with pride to pictures hang,
ing on the Green Room wall of
the casts of "Pride and Prejudice"
and "The Brontes," in which Miss
IfeLted received wide acclaim.
In the former production the
played the part of a character la.
genue, the type ot role in which
the expects to be cast in Hollywood. In the latter play the completely changed her stage person.
aUtc in the characterization of
Carolyn Bingley.
Bom and educated in Vancouver
ver, where she attended Kitsilano
High School, Miss McLeod came to
University to obtain her teacher's
degree. However, she had secretly desired to become an actress
since her acting debut at the age
of twelve in "MJdeumner Night's
Centering her extra-curricular
activities around the Player's Club
she became active on the execu.
tive. She also became affiliated
with the Delta Gamma sorority
Upon graduation she completed
her course at Normal School and
obtained a position teaching English, History, and Physical Education at Gtlmore Avenue Junior
Hi ghSchool in Burnaby.
During this time, In addition to
appearing on CBR, Miss McLeod
joined the Players' Club Alumni
and starred in a command performance of "Baolo and Fraaceeca"
before Lord and Lady Tweeds,
and faculty alike . . . will find a
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West Point Grey Branch: SASAMAT AND TENTH
Her last acting appearance in
Vancouver was in the Little Theatre Group's "Yea My Darling
Daughter," in which she received
very favorable comment. "Idiot's
Delight" was another Little Theatre play in which the acted and
became welLknown to Vancouver
Her interest in teaching eventually led her to Hollywood where
the went In order to receive a degree in dramatics. While there,
she appeared in a play and waa
Induced to take screen tests for
three studios. Miss McLeod was
finally signed to a long term con.
tract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
A chance bit part in "Keeper of
the Flame," starring Katharine
Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, con.
vinced Republic Studios that Mary
was the type of girl that they
wanted for the lead in "London
Blackout Murders," and in a few
short days the UBC graduate waa
transformed from an aspiring
actress to a leading lady.
Although one of the newest star?
in the Hollywood firmament, Mis*
McLeod hat kept her feet firmly
planted on the ground. The only
change her Vancouver acquaintances, who knew her as a quiet,
serious-minded, and unassuming
girl, have found in her, has been
in her appearance. Although des.
cribed as being pert, bright, and
vivacious-looking, Mlary wai
found to be unphotogenlc, so
make-up experts were forced to
alter her natural beauty to fit
screen requirements.
Film Society
Show Aids Fund
For Ambulance
• AN ALL-COMEDY show will
be presented by the Film Society Monday, November 30, as they
stage their final production of the
The show, to be staged in the
Auditorium at twelve-thirty, will
be preceded by a half-hour of recordings commencing at twelve,
A five cent 3dmlssion fee will
be charged, proceeds to go In aid
of the current ambulance drive.
Students will be advised of the
program planned by the campus
notice boards.
LOST — French Book, "Anatole
France," with the name of Elvira
Weins inside. Please get in touch
with Mary Ann Norton through
the Arts Letter Rack or phone
PA. 8567.
• FOR SMARTNESS and weara-
bility there's nothing like gabardine shoes from Rae_ton, 606 Gran •
ville Street. They are just the
thing for wearing these winter
days. Black is the prevailing
color, and is really smooth with
very little ornament' — maybe a
bow or doo-dad on the toe but
very plain and neat.   Have you
noticed that no sooner did the P.
K. Sigma get his pin at initiation
than he had given it to the Alpha
Gam pledge that someone wrote
a column about not long ago?
These gabardines come in high
low and medium heels. Just the
thing for dressy occasions at
Christmas time. See chem on thi*
Mezzanine floor for |7.95.
•    *
what to ask Santa Claus for
this Christmas what cou'd be better than a gorgeous fur coot from
the New York Fur Co., '97 W.
Georgia Street? This is a practical gift as well as a glamorous
one, for these furs and are not
only beautiful to look at and to
feel They are beautiful for quality and wear. A prominent Gamnv
• RIGHT NOW exams are probably foremost in your mind,
but don't forget the snappy wool
dresses at Plant's, 564 Granville
St, for your Christmas season. It
was a very embarassing few momenta for the little Kappa when one
of the Caf hounds (and I don't
mean frat men) sauntered up and
used her leg as a substitute for a
telephone   pole,   especially   since
• YOU JUST have to feel these
cosy   Snuggle-Down   pajamas
and nighties at Wilson's Glove and
Hosiery Shop, 575 Granville St., to
want to buy a pair to keep you
warm these chilly nights. A tall
^ark Theta from Victoria was celebrating her birthday (or was lt
her birthday?) at a downtown
cabaret last Saturday and when
•    e
• ON DROPPING into the Ship
Shape Inn last Saturday night
for some of their delicious Griddle
Specialties I was amused to discover a Seattle policeman taking
hit week-end off by washing
dishes to help out Mr. Bloomfleld
who was having labour trouble.
These P.K. Sigmas always teem to
be giving away their pint. A tall,
blond lad waa going to give hit
Phi pledge waa honored by her sisters In the Caf the other day with
a 21-candle birthday cake and
"Happy Birthday to You," in which
the Betas gallantly chimed in. If
you're parents "can't think of a
thing" to give you, why not suggest casually how much you need
and would like one of these luscious coata?
e   •
she had good silk stockings on.
These wool and silk dresses at
Plant's come in all the bright
winter shades, and one. or two
piece stylet, that will be smart
till Spring. Get one now to that
you will be gay and bright, to
cheer you through the dull exam
daya and bring Christmas cheer
during the festival season.
giving the announcement to the
M.C. she Insisted that it was only
her sixteenth birthday. Just the
thing for the College girl are these
"Mist Collegiate" pajamas and
gown styles by Dunning. Miss
Wilson also has some adorable
nighties of printed silk In gay
floral designs.
pin to his girl friend nurse but
they had a slight spat and she
wouldn't take it. So tne next day
he sent her a big bunch of roses
which apparently patched things
up 'cot now she's wearing it. if
looking for a late snack, there's
no place like the Ship-Shape Inn,
1519 West Broadway, just off
LOST — A pair of brown kid
Perrin's gloves, hand embroidered
in gold, on Saturday, November 7,
in the Arts Building. Please re.
turn to AMS office.   Reward.
LOST — 20th Century Poetry
last Monday afternoon from the
Arts Locker Room. Finder please
return to Pat Birmingham or to
the AMS office.
. . . Elected
• UBC STUDENTS read with
pride the news that Dean Dan.
iel Buchanan hat been chosen
president of the Vancouver Canadian Club. i
Recently, Dean Buchanan went
on a two-week lecture tour of the
Canadian Clubs of Western Canada. *
He succeeds A. E. Jukes, preei.
dent during the past year.
• Signboard
Tne data in IH6T YIAB MM*
OF ALBERTA wtil begin on F*b-
ruray 1, 1943. Applications for ad.
mission to this coats* should be
In the hands of the Registrar, University of Alberta, not later than
December 15, 1942.
• • •  •
All American football players
should turn in their strip to Johnny Owen in the stadium at toon
aa possible.
• •  •  •        -»■■■■»
There will be a meeting of the
Chemistry Society on Friday, November 27, at 4:00 pjn. in Room
400 (Science Building). Speaker:
Dr. J. G. Hooley. Subject: "The
Chemistry of Glass." All students are welcome.
• •  •  •
Open meeting of th* Law Soc.
iety, Jim MacDonald, speaker,
Tuesday, December 1, at VtM, ia
Men's Smoking Room, Brock Hall.
• •  •  •
LOST - Black loose-leaf note,
book with zipper, Wednesday noon.
Return to J. Smith, Mus Soc room.
Our Collegiate Wooden Wonders
Something new in the way of
campus clodhoppers.. their soles are
wood! And comfortable . . . umm-m!
Fake pigskin uppers with open toes
and an ankle strap with a natty
buckle top the platform wooden
sole with leather cleats, so you won t
slip at crucial moments. The sole is
hinged so there's plenty of spring
and flex in your step. The nice
chunky heel is squared off in
'dutchie' style . . . and you'll just
love the clonk, clonk it makes when
you walk through the 'Caf and
into lectures. Come into The BAY
and see these wooden wonders
Women's Shoes, Main Floor
^»frimy'$«ti 4ompan|
iNCO"*OHATIO    »•*   MAY  1670 Page Four-
Friday, November 27, 1§42
Davidson First In Spokane Cross Country
Lee 9th In 4 Mile
16 In Freshman
• POUNDING across the finish line of a gruelling four-
•mile cross-country run ahead of the best collegiate runners in the Western States, Bob Davidson, slight, cheery
Scienceman brought UBC international fame Thursday when
he covered the Spokane course in twenty-two minutes and
fifty-three seconds.
Finishing ninth in the same race came husky Doug
Lee, winner of the local intra-mural contest, and in sixteenth
place in another event came Con McKenzie, who finished
fifth in the local run. Davidson finished second in the UBC
Davidson's win cam* as a tur.
prise to road race experts, and
should establish UBC for th* first
time across the Une in a a_-ftf
sporting event. Davidson ran second to Lee in the last two crosscountry events staged here.
The winner, well known in
Science circlet as a class president
for several years, ran the grueL
ling course in an average of twelve
mile* an hour, an amazing time for
such a long route.
News of UBC's sensational international victory came late last
night in a wire from the UBC's
team's  coach,  M. L. Van Vliet,
who travelled with them to Spokane.
The race was staged by the fam.
ed "Knights of the Round Table."
well known Spokane philanthropic
organization, whose bundle* for
Congress, and other screwball acta
have made them renowned the
continent over. Sponsoring athletics is just one of their hobbies.
'Entered in the race were stars
from almost every university in
the Western United States. The
UBC victory will publicize UBC
across the line more than any other event yet entered.
McKillop Gets
Sen. B Women
To 2nd Win
B basketball team won their
second game in as many starts by
defeating Pro-Red! 52-9 at Normal
gym last Wednesday.
Starting out slowly, Varsity toon
had control of the ball. Gwynne
Postelthwaite opened the scoring
with a foul shot. M. Johnston of
Pro-Rec evened the score with a
free toss at 1-1. Pauline Greet-
then scored from tho foul shot
line to give the Birds a 3-1 lead.
Other scores in this quarter were
by Norma Ford with 5 to maka
the score 8-3 in favor of the blue
and gold.
During the next frame Varsity
held the Recreationals scoreless
while they were scoring seven
points to bring the score to 15-3 at
the half.
The third quarter saw Varsity,
lead by Eileen McKillop begin
their drive. After making good a
foul shot, Eileen added two more
quick baskets to bring the score
to 20-3. Pro-Recs tnen scored on
a long shot by M. Greer. Varsity
scored three times more n baskets
by Gwynne Postelthwaite, Jacquie
Vance and Joan Rhodes to make
the score at the th;ee-quarter mark
score at the three quarter mark
The final period taw Varsity
scoring 26 points before the whistle.
Lead again by Eileen McKillop,
whose left-handed shooting had
Pro-Recs bewildered, the blue and
gold ran up their total to 52. Mao
scored eleven points in this quarter followed by Norma Ford with
6 Joan Rhodes with 4, Gwynne
Postelthwaite and Helen Matheson with two and Jacquie Vance
a foul shot. Helen made her
only basket of the game in the
last twenty-five seconds. Elva
Kldd and M. Greer tallied for
Eileen McKillop was high scorer
for the night with sixteen, followed by Norma Ford with fourteen
High scorer for Pro-Recs waa M.
Greer with four.
Greer 2, Gwynne Postlethwaite 5,
Eileen McKillop 16, Jacquie Vance
4, Norma Ford 14, Betty Walton3,
Joan Rhodes 6, Helen Matheson2.
Te those who ask, "Why the necessity el
Selective Stops?" the B.C. Electric has but
one answer i To give»thc greatest possible
service to the greatest number of people
during the greatest transit emergency this
country has ever known.
Birds Lose  First; Meet RCAF Sat.
~ Bumstead Hot; Garners 12
As Lauries Down Students
• THIS COLUMN BELOW was written by Art Eaton, a
former Sports Editor who has left the University in
favour of a life in the army. Art was one of the best liked
personalities in the Pub and we all hope that he makes as
much a success of his new career as he did with us.—Editor.
• THE HECTIC DAYS of editing a sports page are over,
and I'm not very happy about it. There is some truth to
the adage that the newspaper game gets in your blood. Even
in the small field of a college paper, you get the feel of it.
Of course, there are woes, as well as the occasional happy
spell. *
The times when reporters come in from the Gym,
just before the deadline and whisper in your ear, "Hold the
whole sports page for me, Van Vliet has a scoop coming
through". The'first couple of times this happens, you are
plenty worried. But after that, you just ignore the whole
thing, knowing that it will be at least two weeks before the
story will break.
And the anxious moment, when the prints you have
just wormed out of the editor-in-chief, are in the bath, waiting to be developed. You know that the whole future of the
sports page depends on whether or not they come through.
Witness that page introducing this year's basketball squad
Those are the times when the sweat tries to break through
the skin.
And when you go down to set up the page, knowing
very well that if you can't find at least a two column cut,
you will be lost, and the page will have Victory bond adi
all over the bottom of it.
And the times when the editor has to call upon the
first person he sees to write a column. On What? It doesn't
matter. Witness the Eaton's Etchings of the past year.
Or the times when the general section of the paper,
grossly underset, using all the Totie cuts they can, at length
reaches the stage where they have to steal all the sports copy
they can get their dirty little hands on. These, my friendb
are only some of the many reasons that the sports page
looks the way it does.
Or the week-end when every Varsity entry loses its
games. Those are the Mondays and Tuesdays when the page
is run in very small type, with a humorous feature on top
of the sports cut. Its wonderful.
But sometimes, at least once in the life of every editor,
there is an issue that is just perfect. All the copy comes in
on time, and all the Heads fit. There is room for everything;
and very few typographical errors.
YOU GO DOWN to press, and set up the whole page
in about 30 minutes. Then you walk away, your heart filled
with an absorbing love of the-UBYSSEY, the Sports staff,
the general pu'elic, and even the editor-in-chief, if you ara
in a very good mood. The fact that the reverse will happen
on the next issue doesn't seem to matter.
But then the next issue does come, tand everything
goes wrong. And you walk out of the Press Room, weary
and disconsolate in mind and body, about two-thirty in the
morning, just in time to see the last street car go briskly over
the crest of the hill. "Ls it all worth it"? you ask, pensivejy.
tugging idly at your little street car ticket, tears in your
tired old eyes, It's a funny thing, but you always come back
for more.
It is a funny feeling, leaving the racket, perhaps never
to return.   It is the fond hope of every man connected with
the news that he may come back to it some day, and do
the things he wants to do.   It gets in your blood, I tell you, -
and once its there, it never goes.
Lionel Salt summed it up nicely once, by saying,
"When it gets in your blood, you don't break out in a blush,
you break out in headlines." That's how it is with all of us,
and I hope that some day, I may be able to take another
shot at it. Until then, dear reader, bear with the depleted
sports staff, and remember the words of the ancient who
so truly said, "He who works with too small a staff, deserves
credit for failure, and immortality for success." I think
it was Pluto, or one of those Disney animates.
decision to Lauries basketballers at the Varsity gym last
Wednesday. This minor catastrophe left our heroes only
a half a game ahead of Bumstead's boys. Thunderbirds havo
now won four games and lost one, as compared to Lauries
who have triumphed in three of the four games they have
Saturday  night,   the  Thunder- —
birds will have a chance to redeem
themselves and bolster their lead,
when they take Wally Mayers' Air
Force crew. The Airmen may be
tough. Last time out, they walloped Shores 56.25. Since they
played Varsity last, the Fliers
have added George Siborne to
their roster. They also may have
Ralph Pay, who last year starred
for Shores, and Jack Edmondson,
late of Tookes, both of whom will
arrive in town this week.
This game scheduled for 9 p.m.
will be the feature of the basketball double-header next Saturday
night at V.A.C. Shores will en.
gage Stacys in the first game at
Our Thunderbirds were without
the valuable services of their coach,
Mr. M. L. Van Vliet. He accompanied the UBC cross-country
team to Spokane. Further ac.
counts of this latter venture appear elsewhere on this page.
Lauries deserved to win the
game last Wednesday, although .t
is doubtful if they were the better team. The ple_men fought
hard all the way and shot their
collective heads off. To date they
are the only team to out-shoot the
Thunderbirds, and by out-shoot,
we mean attempt more shots. They
have accomplished this mildly terrific feat twice. On Wednesday,
they tried 57 varieties of shots to
the Varsity club's 42.
Varsity experimented some in
the first half, trying to get all
their height on the line. Gordle
Sykes was at centre flanked by
Ole Bakken and Paddy Wescott.
Centre Harry Kermode was shift,
ed back to a guard position, and
was partnered by Harry Franklin.
Bakken and Franklin went off In
the second quarter for Barton and
Johnson. The Thunderbirds led
23-16 at half-time.
In the second half, Lauries came
out and proceeded to give the
young and effervescent Thunderbirds a horrible shock.
Their nine old men swarmed all
over Varsity, pumping home eigh.
een points to the Thunderbirds
The last quarter was a repetition
of the last quarter that Varsity
played two weeks ago against
Varsity was leading 26-25 as the
fourth canto opened. Trev Harvey, who had played a hustling
game for Lauries, pumped in a
pretty one-hander for the Piemen to put them ahead 27-28.
Johnson  came  back  with  a   free
shot for Varsity to tie it up.
Lauries countered with a free
shot by Johnny Cavallin to go
ahead again 28-27. Gordie Sykes
then sank another of the fret
shots which played such an lnv.
portant part in the last quarter.
Harry Franklin then put Varsity
into the first two-point lead of the
quarter with a neat field-goal
Playing-coach Arnie Bumstead
tied it up for Lauries, only to see
the Thunderbirds go Into the lead
again, on a basket by Harry Ker.
Trev Harvey and Bumstead finished off Varsity in the last few
minutes to win 34-32.
You could have cut the gloom
generated by the pro-Varsity
crowd with a knife.
Here are the scores with afg re.
presenting attempted field goals,
cfg converted field goals, afs attempted free shots, cfs converted
free shots pf personal fouls.
Varsity—      pts pf afg cfg afs cfs
Kermode    4    3    5    2    10
Bakken  4    2    4    0    11
Barton  7    1  12    2    6    3
Sykes  6    17    2    4    2
Wescott  5    3    7    111
Stilwell  0    0    9    9    0    0
Franklin 4    1    4    1    I    I
Robertson  0    0    0    9    0    0
Totals  32  13  42  10 19  10
Lauries—     pts pf afg cfg afs cfs
Bumstead  12 3  13 6    2    0
Tostenson  2 13 110
Cavallin    3 2    6 111
Pugsley  4 2    6 2    2    0
Hillman   2 0    6 12    0
White  0 0    0 0    0    C
Spencer  3 3    2 12    1
Moun    2 2    3 0    3    2
Harvey  6 1   17 3    4    0
Ryan    0 1    1 0    0    0
Totals  34   15   57   15   17    <


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