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 Plan Largest Homecoming In History
Call Issued For Old
Graduates To Visit
Campus October 30
•   ALUMNAE and undergraduate officials are sending out a
call to all grads within easy distance of Vancouver to
return to the campus Saturday, October 30, to recall old
memories at the Homecoming ceremonies.
In the afternoon the traditional       ——————————
Mus Soc
Oct, 21
English rugby game between Varsity and a visiting team will be
played In the UBC stadium. Plans
have been laid so that the members of the Saturday COTC parade
will have time to attend the entire
Earlier in the day a Big Block
Luncheon will be held for all grads
who belonged to the organization
when at Varsity.
Following the rugby game the
grads will have a chance to wander
over the campus and renew old
friendships with UBC landmarks.
The entire campus will be (brown
open to the visitors so they will
have a good opportunity to walk
over the ground they once trod so
Approximately at 8 p.m. in the
auditorium the Radio Society,
Players Club, Musical Society,
Munro Pre-Med organizations will
combine then* talents to present
a fun-filled, crazy potlatch.
No one knows the exact form ot
entertainment that will be produced but it is understood it will be
just as wacky and funny as last
year's. The potlatch will end at
approximately 0:30.
In the evening a special homecoming dance will be held in the
Brock to the music of Don Williamson's orchestra.
Every member of the Alumnae
who can possibly attend the affairs
on October 30 are invited to come.
No Harvest
F^r McGill
Says James
authorities have decided
not to send students to Maine
this year to help with harvesting because it would
"seriously disorganize important studies," Pres. F. C.
James said Friday.
The request for help to gather
In a heavy potato crop in Maine
threatened by a labor shortage
came through the U.S. legation in
Ottawa T%e Universities of Quebec were asked to supply 800 senior students to go to the state of
Maine for two weeks.
• THE Musical Society
will hold their big social
event of the year, the annual
Fall Formal, on Thursday,
October 21 in Brock HaU
from 9-1.
To relieve the male shortage, an
invitation has been extended to
the members of the Canadian Army
Course No. 2 attending UBC.
Couples will be drawn.
In the first part of the evening,
Social Convenor Elinor Haggart
has planned a seven-dance program to mix up the crowd. Then,
after an Intermission the men will
be turned loose.
Refreshments will be the Indispensable "coke and do-nuts", for
which, it is rumoured, the Mussoecers will have to dash over to
the gym kitchen because of the
ban against using the Brock dining room.
Music for the dance will be supplied by the Brock record collection.
Patrons of the affair will be;
Dean and Mrs. D. Buchanan, Dr.
and Mrs. W. L. McDonald, Mr. and
Mrs. C. Haydn Williams, Dr. D.
Mawdsley, Professor Walter Gage,
Mr. Ira Dilworth, Mr. and Mrs. E.
V. Young, Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Kania.
Representing the Student Council
will be Don Ross, Bob Whyte and
Murdo MacKenzie.
Rehearsals for the operetta "lolanthe" have already started. Tryouts for the leading roles will be
held next week. There is a need
for a powerful men's chorus.
The program for this week's rehearsals is as follows; Monday—
12:30, men's rehearsal In Ap. Sc.
100; Tuesday—12:30, women's rehearsal (same place); Wednesday—
12:30, strings' rehearsal 207 Auditorium; Friday—12:30, ensemble In
Ap. Sc. 100.
Frog Refugees Seen As
Meat Shortage Solution
•   SOME meatless Tuesday when you're lusting for a tasty
dish of frogs' legs, wander down to the Botanical gardens,
look behind the lily pond, and you'll discover a bull frog pen.
students   try   to  see  how   much
energy Is used when lt swallows.
If you do go down, drop in at
the Armories on the way and borrow a gas mask—then you can get
closer and observe the different
stages of development.
These frogs spend two years in
the tadpole stage. The extent of
their life after that depends on
how successful they are at dodging
the biologist. Some of them are
quite big, but they look pretty sad
and hopeless.
Incidently, take off the gas mask,
but put it on again quickly—that
stench you were aware of was put-
rifying fish. This attracts files
which serve as a first course for
the frogs—dessert is usually In the
form of some aquatic flora.
Some afternoon you fellows
should get the girl friend intent
upon seeing the frogs—it's a pretty
romantic place down there. What
could be sweeter than a rendezvous around a frog pond, the air
heavy with perfume, and a serenade in throaty emotional tones?....
Then, if you're adept at picking
locks and immune to the stench
of disintegrating fish, your gastronomic desire can be satisfied.
A few years ago an enterprising
farmer in Burnaby decided to enrich the diet of Ihe community
with the delicacy, so he imported
some bull frogs. Apparently he
didn't house them satisfactorily, or
else they decided to return South;
anyhow they escaped and distributed themselves throughout the
The University, being resourceful, sent a detail of Science men
over to nab a few for the Biology
Lab and ever since they (the frogs)
have been kept intact in a wire
At the start of each term the
Bi in students (physiologists)
catch a few, and after anaethetlz-
ing them by pithing (deadening the
nerve chord), they play around
with muscles and things.
Before they had this local supply,
frogs were Imported from Chicago.
The mortality was often 75% and
a dead frog isn't much good when
Mammy's Ready
Piranis Play
For Varsity
Friday Noon
• ACCLAIMED throughout Europe and the British Empire as
one of the greatest piano and violin ensembles of today, Max and
Leila Pirani, parents of Varsity's
15-year-old sophomore, Felix Pirani, are appearing at an LSE pass
feature concert this Friday.
Pirani, formerly a professor at
the Royal Academy of Music In
London, is now the Director ot
Music at the Banff School of Fine
Arts. His wife made her debut in
Vienna under the direction ot
Bruno Walter and has since toured
with many leading symphony orchestras.
As a team the Piranis are renowned exponents of the sonata,
and have played together at the
Universities of Oxford, Cambridge,
London, Belfast and Melbourne.
Their program on Friday will
feature violin solos by Pugnani-
Kreisler and Vieuxtemps; piano
solos by Rachmaninoff. Madtner,
Linko and other modern composers;
and the recitative fantasy and
finale from Franck's Sonata in A.
Pub Meeting
Wed, Noon
meet in full-dress session tomorrow at 12; 30 p.m. to discuss the
future of Canadian journalism
and decide whether coke or orange
crush will be served at the Pub
All members of the Publications
Board who are still alive and
Chuck Claridge must attend.
Any reporter who can't come to
the meeting see the News Manager and maybe you won't be shot.
• ALMA MAMMY is putting on her best bib and tucker
this week and next as she prepares to welcome graduates
of the University at the annual Homecoming Ceremonies to
be held October 30. Grads will return to the campus to relive their undergraduate days and tell the tall tales of other
years to wide-eyed war-time students. Junior member Dick
Bibbs is planning a full program of activities for UBC's 1943
Nova Scotia Prof Urges
Co-operative Businesses
•   CO-OPERATIVE, not state-controlled business is the
solution to post-war economic problems, Prof. A. a. MacDonald of the St. Francis Xavier University Extension Dept.
told members of the Vancouver Institute at their first meeting
this year at UBC Saturday evening. __^
Declaring that social change  is
inevitable after this war, Prof.
MacDonald cited six advantages
of co-operative business.
"It places in the hands of the
people a greater share of the profits of business, increases the public's purchasing power, does away
with dishonesty, gives <b the
people ownership of economic institutions, develops responsibility
and controls monopolies," he argued.
"If we look to the government
to solve our problems, we will be
drifting on the road to statlsm,
which Is akin to dictatorship,"
Prof. MacDonald said. "We should
not let the government do this. We
must solve our problems ourselves
through co-operative efforts of the
Co-operative business produces
a more awake, alert and better educated class of people," Prof. MacDonald said.
He   advocated   co-operatives   to
Include finance, consumption, production, marketing, services, labor unions and culture,
all of which would supply freedom
from want of anything.
"Co-operative business won't Interfere with normal life," Prof.
MacDonald said. "People who
have money to Invest will still
have the opportunity to start business, but can never become millionaires."
He told of the co-operative An-
tigonish experiment ln the Marl-
time Provinces, which gave to the
people everything from "oatmeal
to opera" and established freedom
from want where there had been
near starvation and lack of proper
living conditions.
"The people affected, coal miners, steel workers, farmers and
fishermen never enjoyed a full
life until the system was established," Prof. MacDonald said.
"They had only seven per cent of
the national income."
To Fine
• "FINES will be imposed on
naughty students who are spied
littering the campus with bottles or
scraps ot paper," recently announced Dick Cleanllness-ls-next-to-
Godllness Bibbs, chairman of the
Campus clean-up campaign.
Wustapo agents will be doing the
Sherlock Holmes act around Various varsity centres and will levy
1 cent fines on fellow-students.
The reason for this latest move Is
the lingering presence of a few
coke bottles and scraps of paper
on the parking lot and In the caf.
When the fraternities and sororities are finished  their duties,
each taking one night and cleaning the caf, the major clubs and
societies will take over. As yet
Dick Bibbs has been unable to
judge whether the frats or sororities have done the best cleaning
job, and Mr, Underhill stated in an
Interview on Saturday that they
are both doing a wonderful job.
The Caf has been clean every night
for the last two and one half
Dick Bibbs added also the following warnings. There will be
no studying on the lawns during
the rainy weather, as he wishes
to keep the lawn clean. Also any
men found throwing papers and
applecores hi the lily-pool w}ll not
be enoym into the HT Jinks brawl.
Students are reminded that it is
Important to keep the campus
clean because homecoming week ls
approaching and graduates must
gain a good impression of the
Pub Offers
At Noon
• PUBSTERS  will  show
the Mamooks how the
ideal pep meet should be run
today at noon in the auditorium, when no yells, no college songs, and no corny
jokes will be thrust upon the
unwilling public.
Instead, a solid hour of Phil
Nimmons and his terrific five-
piece group will be featured without even any interruptions from
a master of ceremonies.
Phil and his band have announced their program, which Includes
their famous renditions of "Topsy,"
"Soft Winds," "Body and Soul,"
"Let's Not Stand Here," "Yacht
Club Swing," and "I Surrender,
This is the first time In colorful
Pub history that the den of iniquity has attempted to enter the
field usually occupied by the Mamook and they are out to make it
a great success. It should be good.
Upper Class
• ELECTIONS for second, third
and fourth year Arts  executives will be held on Wednesday,
October 20, at 12:30.
Rooms will be:
Class of '40-Arts 100.
Class of '4S-Arts 204.
Class of '44-Arts 104.
Offices to be  filled are:   president,   secretary,   treasurer,   vice-
president and honorary president. Page Two  THE    UBYSSEY   	
• From The Editor's Pen » » » mieXa%p6s%r
^wm^^—mmmmmi.^^m—mmmm^mmmmmmmmm^mb^——^^—^.^_ Issued  twice   Weekly   by   the   Students'   Publication   Board  of   the
The Students Wake Up **££%-5SZ &™wT"
* Offices Brock Hail
A  trend  in  many   Canadian  college Council in their hopes that it will succeed in
newspapers which is becoming more and fostering a more wide-spread interest in cru- •
more apparent with each succeeding issue cial matters. p
which arrives at The Ubyssey office is an We would suggest that any students who        standard ^blkhlns c    Ltd
ever-increasing consciousness on the part of are interested in the organization, in sug- *'' °"      '
the various student bodies of the need for a gesting topics for discussion, and preparing KEn''1U
more mature consideration of the present- the material, or conducting the polls should Campus Subscriptlons-$1.50
day world problems, and future post-war contact members of the Council. This may Mail Subscriptlons-|2.oo
problems. be done by leaving a letter for them in the %-
All across the country, students are letter rack in the Publications Office.  We
realizing to a greater extent, the role which would also welcome any criticisms of the S^MWTCJSm
they must play in the new political, econ- idea, and appreciate any recommendations maroaret reid
omic, and social set-up which will inevitably for topics. Sen,or Edltars
follow the cessation of hostilities. The Uni- rpj^ university has needed such a col- Tuesday Editor.... John Tom Scott
versity of British Columbia is not lagging 'umn to stimulate and centralize public opin- *'M»y Editor.... Virginia Hammitt
behind her sister colleges in this respect, a ion 0f fae student body. The Manitoban this Sports Editor Chuck Clarldge
fact which is made evident by a story ap- year nas devoted a whole page for this type News Manager Marion Dundas
peering on the third page of this issue, con- of material. It is hoped that we will be able Photographer Art Jones
cerning a new self-appointed student com- t0 reprint ^y of ^eit columns which will
mittee to look into matters affecting the uni- hold interest for the western students, and •
versity itself, and matters which have a ^at they will find it possible to do the same REPORTERS
direct interest for the students, both in the wlth ourg) in tnla way, student opinion a-        Edith Mary dePender, Graham.
university, and in outside world affairs. cross the country can be formulated and Thompson,   Kay  McGarry,   Jim
This committee, which has taken upon perhaps these small individual groups may Schatz, Mary Wilson, Diana Bamp-
itself the name of Inquiry Research Action £orm ^ nucieus 0{ an organization which ton, Marian BaU, Ken Weaver, Bill
Council, has approached the Ubyssey with wiU     w to a nati0n-wide status. stewart-  «•"*  Allan,  Dwotny
its idea. It intends to inquire into various * . ., ., .  _„»i.. ^«u«- Moxon,   Dean   Bonney,   K.   O.
subjects, to consider their origin, their effect u    At PJfsent'the fT« u i     m Lf,?^8 **»• »•*» *«*• Aw- Attru-
on the student body, and the obligations of "■ ™f ?■ succes* * ^^"^CSS *—»  "*■  Betty  Stacey'  *»
the student body in connection with each Bu* th* ^w "tembers have an unbounded j^ Joyce ^.^ ^ Per.
subject. The Ubyssey has granted them the enthusiasm for their work, and they are g^,  Jlm  Henderson,  Gordon
opportunityd^presenting these manuscripts 8oing about it methodically, ^without a ^ *»»«* «— ■*"•
for publication, and if the editorial staff feels cramped, contemporary view. Although they Virginia Bampton.
them worthy of publication, they will appear **• high hopes, they do not expect*e-
as a feature of the paper mendous achievements at first. Their hopes ^
The object of the council is expressed remaln in *»*«• accomplishments.  .
in the story printed in this paper, and which The first subjects will be presented in mmmmm—"^——
was written by them. They are a represent- the near future.* We would advise each stu- I
ative group, and have convinced those people dent to watch for it as we feel certain that it £    a mm   9f\0
whom they have approached of their sincer- will contain information and thought-pro- \J 11    % 11 IS
ity and singlemindedness in beginning theft voking matter of vital interest to himself as _^_
project. In addition, The Ubyssey is proud a university student, and as a prospective ^^ am I I
to carry this feature, and we join with the leaders in national affairs. |^| fl | |
XI f+ I •   A1 By J. T.SCOTT
• The Graduates Corner.  By j«™t wMer ., WAS <««.»**
_BHMMHMMM_____i_._^._ii^^^.HMMHMa.BM.HMMMi^^_^B^_-K-M_-MM-M-MM.MMi_» cate some culture Satur-
EDITOR'S NOTE: Continuing the with his students, and will live in a little' day night.
series of columns written by grads Snd world all of his own, wallowing in books §      h is not a reeular h»bit "'.^
former  members  of  the  Publications and learning-yes-but with no way of com- ' ^*etig^th^ van^ouv^7nstitut
Board, today's column was written by municating it to anyone else. in Arts 100 for a certain home.
Janet Walker, Arts '41, now on the staff                  However, my slight acquaintance with owned daily publication.
of   The   Vancouver   Daily   Province. professors at the University of B.C. has re- There was no way out of it. 1
While on the campus she was senior vealed that very few of them are of that V;as trapped.
editor, and news manager of the "Uby- type.                                                                     Mournfully dragging myself into
ssey", and also "Mary Ann".  She has                  A university, should, in my opinion, be the amphitheatre of the gods of
now changed her "nom de plume" for like a democracy, in that it should let each culture, after six hours that day of
that of Diana Gray of the Tillicum Club, person study whatever he may wish. Grant- varsity  and military lectures, 1
and in between finding homes for de- ed that there are some students who study again prepared to take notes.
serted kittens and pups, and holding for the mere sake of amassing knowledge.        The speaker was Prof. A.B. Mac-
animated   conversations   with   7-year- whether it be applicable or not. Donald of st- Francis Xavier Uni"
olds, she edits the high school news f     . ,     A   „        .       ' \^\\^JV^\™*<  T"
page, and does occasional general re- Incidentally, of Course ^*l™ * "
porting.                                                                    But the majority of Canadian young        it was nothing new, co-operative
•    THE  SIGNAL  honor   of   having  been P?£ple Wh° g° *° Univ,ersity> «J there /f business, but I never heard it put
asked to write a column for the "Uby- 1°ther reasons- ^ g0 becfu*e *h.ey ™ntA forth Jt" "*1 fT T^
„ »»v„ „iw.   * \. i    j -ii learn more, yes, they want that knowledge to socialism or state control.
J£L T 1,     °? °verwhf.hned,n;e' e!Pe,clf"y to help them get along better with their        "Statism" was his term for busl-
when I have du y considered the fact that fellow Phuman ^1*0, to help them enjoy life ness control by the government.
grads corner columns usually are devoted and-incidentally-to help them get He .id it produced a lazy, dull
XT* Glfl i ™a afg"meTnvative su^ect a better job to earn more money P-* and l «^e with *■«• But
—about which, incidentally, I know nothing. Courses like law and medicine and bd- 1 never had any other solutlon t0
The spare time I had from Pub dis- ,. ^rses llke Ja^ ^ medicine and ap- capitalism.
r    , ,„., „     j , ii! phed sciences, and agriculture, still embrace
cussions about "hfe   and from club meet- £ j      f ^      J ^ft ^ ^  differ. OATMEAL TO OPERA
ings, and in which I attended some lectures, .u . 4i i,   u v   7> *u Hia idea> which has been put in
have  hardly   fitted   me   to   reminisce   with "^^ "^ ^^ aPpllCati°n m the Practice in the Maritime Provinces
authority about the  relative merits of a worm toaay. and found very succeBsful is {or
liberal education' ' argument, for Home the ^^e to band together in co-
tt T '     ,     .     , ,, Economics   that  girls   should   learn  those operative businesses.
However   I understand my colleague, thi       fit their mothers, knee    instead of everything.   "From
Mr Alan Morley has discussed the dire re- invadi     ^ gacred        [ncts of university oat^al to opera" was the way he
suits which are certain as a result of in- lecture haJ]s and laboratories to «stew cab. expressed it. Equal necessities of
Producing such a practical course as Home b       „ and „sew chemises>, (whatever they We. as well as culture, can be pro-
Economics a* the University of British Col- be) tQ       te Mr Morl vlded by the people themselves
umbia.   So, just for the sake of argument, ' nnd the state has nothing to do
rn take up cudgels in its defense. [n a Democracy—Choice with '*•
Sch°0f°f "Adjustment" True,   most   mothers   do   teach   their ^"J ^"^"Tharlc^"/"/ the
My idea of a university is a place where daughters all the necessary practical back- jl0nest man to start a business,
one may become better adjusted to take his ground. But unless those mothers have had bLlt nobody can become a million-
place in the "outside world"—if he so wishes. scientific training themselves, they cannot aire.
A lot of irrelevant learning crammed into impart much advancgd knowledge. in Rcgina, he said, they've even
one head, with no practical trimmings to As to the university being an annex to started a co-operative funeral par-
relate it to the present day world, is useless, a technical high school—why shouldn't it lor' Coal miners in Nova Scotia
except of course, insofar as all learning is be? After all, a university should teach ad- vho were livin£ in little company
training for the mind. vanced courses, and train minds in all types 8hacks started a housing «>-oper-
True,  universities  were  developed  in of modern civilization. °xve anc    "'    , e™se ves c°m"
.„' ,. ,  t . ■, ti a -.iiii fortable middle-size homes which
the first place as haunts of learning, but In a democracy, too, a university should cost $12 50 a month
what's the use of a haunted hall, peopled bv cater not only to the needs but also to the ' '
,,., . *    i * i      f <i.     j.   j     * 1 dont know enough about the
ghosts with no conception of the modern wants of its students. idea       but jt seemg to me that R
world? Some of them want to soak up little- can be made t0 work and no dras.
The jokes about absent-minded profes- known learning about classical English writ- tic stnte-controiled system need be
sors typify the attitude taken by my col- ing, or about historical backgrounds of world installed aft*r this war.
league on the subject—for the sake of the events. Some of them want to build bridges, You'll   find   a   report   of  that
column at least! What is the use of a lot of or to dig coal. Some of them want to stew speech in this issue of the Ubyssey
"impractical learning", if the professor has cabbage more scientifically so that less vita- i' you want to read more about it.
not the necessary qualifications to impart his mins will be lost, and people will have more The question is something univer-
knowledge to others for "the greater good". energy to pursue their learning.   Some of sity s*udents should be thinking
No, he will just have to selfishly keep all them want to investigate the proper way of about
his learning himself. growing more food and of raising healthier •  PROBABLY every man in the
Also, unless he has entered into normal stock. cu C0TC^ whot   ^ard   c°l°ncl
, .     . ...... ..i    .. ,,i      e ..„ ... .    * . , Shrum s 15-minute talk on Satur-
undergraduate activities, with its wealth of Whatever it is that students wish to day about thc one pip wonder,
group  activities,  he  just  won't  have  the delve into, they should be free to choose and wno wrote to the Ubyssey, agreed
necessary   sympathy   with   the   "student to study whatever branch they wish at a with him.
mind".  He will have nothing in common university—the citadel of advanced learning. The  letter showed  a  lack  of
Tuesday, October 19, 1943
Shopping   with Mary Ann
• IT'S surprising how many Varsity girls you can meet in
Oowntown stores. The other day,
while Mary-Annlng around, we
met three UBC girls on Rae's Clever Floor, trying to decide between
brown, black, and blue gabardine
dress pumps in both open toe and
heel styles. They told me that the
majority of the girls have become
Rae's Clever-wise. They also told
me this . . . Two DG's were very
embarrassed gals up at the USO
• SANTA Claus won't be around
to the rescue with Christmas
dockings for quite a while yet coeds, so why not heed the advice
B.M. Clarke's asked me to offer
you. They have ln stock now a
wide selection of crepe stockings
priced at $1.25 which will go a
long way to aid the hosiery situation ... Of many things—Two
dark Sophs caused quite a diversion at the Zete closed party t'other
• BEAUTY, quality, and good
value, have, since the founding of the firm, been a three point
policy of New York Pur Company,
so co-eds are insured of weara-
bility plus lookability when they
purchase furs at this Oeorgla
Street store . . . Wonder of you've
heard the improbable but true
story about the poor little freshettes some unworthy Kappa Sigs
fooled the other weekend. It seems
all these  interesting people were
up at the Hollyburn branch of the
• ANOTHER place to renew varsity aqualntances is the Ship
Shape Inn. Corner of Broadway
and Granville. Maybe they won't be
selling bearburgers this week but
their delicious waffles are worth
walking all the way from Varsity
to Broadway for . . . The tall
blonde senior Alpha Phi has giv-
.'.omcthing coming from a former
RSM and a former officer in tho
corps. It was all in fun I think,
but should never have been written.
Perhaps you think it shouldn't
have been published, but we follow the old rule that anyone has
the right to send a letter to his pa.
per. If a name is signed, the letter Is published.
Everyone looks upon the women's canteen as a joke, however.
At least I do. If they were receiving nothing for their services, it
might be all right. But, I understand, they ore receiving credits
for it under the co-ed war work
I might be reconciled to it if
they had provided a steaming hot
cup of coffee last Saturday, but
coke on a cold, rainy day is not
my Idea of .nourishment.
I believe the women should extend their services to down town
units. Then may they receive credits. If they still want to serve
UBC refreshments during parade
breaks, OK. But, must we have
coke during a cold rainstorm?
dance at Ucluelet the other weekend. They were undressing in
their room without a care in the
world when suddenly they heard
loud whistles and shrieks. It was
then they discovered that their
window was in full view of the
whole encampment. One, a short
dark grad, had to be persuaded by
the CO to go to the dance after.
. . . $5.95 is the standard Clever
Floor price.
night. One, a chubby chap, tried
to pin a pair of diapers on the
other . . . Speaking of pin-ups,
there is also the D.G. Senior who
Ls now wearing the pin of last
year's RSM. a Zete . . . Don't wait
for Santa Claus to bring hard-
wearing stockings either. B.M.
Clarke's offer lisles for $1.00 and
$1.65. Footlets priced at 29 cents
and 39 cents are also in stock.
ski club. The Kappa Sigs told the
girls that there were a lot of
pidgeons flitting about the woods
that should be caught. So what
did they tell the poor litUe freshettes to do but beetle around
through hill and dale making
queer cooing noises and brandishing clubs. The freshettes did. It's
the truth! . . . Shimmering furs are
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Page Three
Inquiry Research Council Instituted At UBC
Student Opinion On Vital
Subjects To Be Discussed
• PURPOSE of the newly-formed Inquiry Research Action
Council is to attempt to meet a vital need on this wartime campus for mature thinking, a deeper sense of student
responsibility to the community, an appreciation of the student's privileged position in war time, and the role of progressive leadership which the University itself must give to
society in all fields. _^^___»_-_-.^_-.^
In recognition that Canadian
University students are by far the
most privileged group in the world
today it becomes obvious that we
have extensive responsibilities and
obligations to society.
"We as students are enjoying the
privileges of studying and carrying
on normal lives, while personal
sacrifice in the form of direct participation hi the war effort ls demanded of all others. We must
justify these privileges."
Part of this justification is to so
revitalize the University that It
will become a dynamic force in
the community. The University is
a product of Its administration,
faculty, and students.
What Is desired is a suitable
combination of these factors in
order to produce that type of University which will adequately fulfill the needs of the community.
As Dr. Sedgewick has said, "To
my mind the chief aim though not
the only one of "higher education"
is to give a mature grasp of some
important part of human thought
and experience. Grasp, in my
sense, means not only a thorough
survey of a "field" or "subject",
but also a sense of its relation to
the rest of life and living. If a
college course doesn't give It, It is
very truly a "dead end"."
Tho IRAC will attempt te clarify
certain relevant problems by preparing for the Ubyssey a series ot
analysis of this University, its administration, and its students.
Bruce Yorke . . .
The following problems will be
dealt with—the function of the
University in war-time, the lip
service to and non-application of
democratic principles in campus
affairs, student apathy to anything
bul social activity, and the lack
of genuine University spirit and
Each analysis will be followed
by a miniature Gallup Poll in
order to classify student opinion.
Once student opinion has been
crystallized or focused it only remains for means at our disposal,
such as the Students' Council, to
put the results into effect wherever
Must Show
Passes At
• MORE than 275 people
would have attended the
first mixer, sponsored by the
WAC, if they had only
brought their passes. Some
students had to be turned
away because they neglected
to present their passes.
The Council regrets this action
but the rule is that anyone not
having his pan cannot be admitted
to a Varsity function.
All affairs held on the campus
or sponsored by the University
are closed functions, that Is, all
couples must have one member a
UBC student.
"The reason for this," stated Bob
Whyte, president of the Students'
Council, "is that on several occasions in the past incidents have
occured where outsiders, who are
not under the jurisdiction of the
discipline committee, have created
trouble and the students themselves have been blamed."
It was also learned that, on Saturday night certain students handed their passes around. "This type
of offence is very serious," said
Whyte, "the pass system is based
on the honesty and integrity of the
students. There is no need for
students to hand their passes a-
round. But if it happens again the
people concerned will be severely
dealt with by the discipline committee."
The Council is aware of the restriction placed on the student and
they wish to give the student as
much freedom as possible but it is
the rule that the primary admittance to a University affair is the
student pass.
Every effort has been made to
distribute passes to the students
but the responsibility for getting
the pass rests with the student.
Passes can be obtained from the
AMS office In the Brock.
Green Roomers Emote
For Fans. Nov. 10 to 12
presentation of the Players'
ember 10, 12 and 13.
Though the three plays and directors for them have been selected, casts for them are not yet
definitely chosen. Rehearsals begin
immediately, and stage arrangements are being planned.
Maxwell Anderson's "Miracle on
the Danube", a contemporary play
dealing with the trial of a Nazi
official during the occupation of
Austria, will give the masculine
actors of the club a chance to display their talents, under the capable direction of Miss Dorothy
Somerset of this university.
"The Tenth Word", with a completely feminine cast directed by
Miss Nancy Bruce, Players' Club
alumnus of "Candida" fame, contrasts girls' boarding school of
Grandmotner's day and ours.
Mexican women guerillas are the
chief characters of the third play,
"Soldadera", which will be directed by Mrs. N. Caldwell, Players'
Club member who is now with the
Little Theatre.
The first night of presentation
will be students' night, the second
performance will be for students,
faculty, and guests, while on the
last, evening, the plays will be
given for guests of the club.
the Christmas Plays, annual
Club, are announced as Nov-
325 Men
Ground 15%
J. A. Harris, commanding officer of the UAT
C, announced today that the
corps' enlistment now totals
325 men. It is expected however, that 15 percent of this
number will be found physically fit for ground crew
duties only.
Twenty science students are being enlisted for prospective technical appointments in the RCAF.
At present medical inspections
and issue of clothing are nearly
completed while in the meantime
the unit is being exercised in elementary drill formations.
It is expected that training and
lectures in technical Air Force subjects will commence towards the
end of October.
While the unit is still in the
early stages of its training, an inspection by a senior RCAF officer
from No. 4 Training Command
Headquarters, Calgary, is expected.
. . . seeks opinion
Telegram received at UBYSSEY
office Monday morning:
Vancouver, B.C.
Has been brought to our attention that our letter put in the
Ubyssey re mobile canteen has
caused misunderstanding. We assure you it was meant only In
spirit of fun. The fact that those
who were until recently Qur associates might misconstrue the remarks never entered our heads.
G. T. Hutchinson
D. M. M. Goldie
D. R. Williams
H. F. Fitch
H. U. Hall.
LOST: Black Waterman's, ren
band on end. Library or Physic
laboratory. Lost three weeks ago.
Reward. Leave pen at Pub and
collect reward.
Fleet-Footed Aggie Cows
Again Dodge RCAF Plane
• THE AGGIE cows, long-time dodgers of the RCAF, went
into their adagio act again Friday afternoon when the Air
Force repeated its performance of last November and
plumped one of its machines in a clump of small trees near
the Aggie barns.
Silence Cloaks Greeks >
As Hectic Rushing Ends
• DINNER PARTIES, and the 'good-will-towards-all-men'
spirit that the men's Greek Letter Societies have been
lavishly spreading around for the last few weeks came to
an end yesterday, when the period of silence began. The
period will last from 8:30 Monday morning to 2:30 Wednesday
In this period, complete silence,
except for fifteen minutes when
the bids are given out, Is to be
maintained between the Fraternity and the rushee. Any infraction of this is illegal rushing.
The bids were handed out this
morning between 8:30 and 1:30 and
are to be returned to the office of
Dr. J.A. Harris, fourth floor of the
Science building, from 8:30 to 9:45
Wednesday morning.
As soon as the bids are known,
great rejoicing will take place in
the Caf. Lusty songs of the Greek
Letter Societies will be bellowed
out. It is hoped that the auditorium above will be able to hold,
weakened as it is by the strain of
previous years.
Pledge ceremonies will be held
soon after bids are out.
The sleek, white bovines, who
last year frantically dodged a
twin-engined Avro Anson, appeared calm and settled when interviewed by The Ubyssey Monday
After a few moo protests and a
swift dart into the barns when the
plane hovered over, they got a
hold of themselves after the excitement died down and came out to
peer at students as they ran to
- the crash scene, eye-witnesses reported.
Students poured out of lecture
rooms, the library and even deserted the Caf in a mad dash to
the plane, which was badly damaged.
The pilot, FO. Harold Yates of
Vancouver, Is in hospital suffering
from a fractured arm and other
minor ..injuries. ..The ..other ..occupant, an army officer, escaped
The aircraft was circling over
the university area when the motor
suddenly quit. The plane glided
down at a fairly slow rate over
the cow pasture and crashed on
its right wing,
The undercarriage was badly
smashed and the airscrew was
twisted. The plane didn't burn.
Two Air Force ambulances, the
University Are truck and the UBC
cop, Constable A. W. Aylward appeared on the scene a few minutes
after the accident.
The plane was a Westland Ly-
sander, single-engined high wing
monoplane used for observation
and reconnaissance.
Red Cross
Mixer Adds
$75 to Fund
• A SUM of $74.50 was
raised when the baptism
of the new AMS record collection took place at a mixed
held at Brock Hall from 9-1
last Saturday night in aid of
the Red Cross.
The evening was climaxed with
the raffle of a pair of men's socks,
value 89 cents, which added six
dollars to the coffers. The lucky
winner was Bruce Ash,
Al Eyre, chairman of the War
Aid Council, officiated as MC for
the mixer. Page Four-
Tuesday, October 19, 1943
Soccer Teams Take Openers 6-1,2-1
Intramural Sport
• ONE of the most interesting
characters on this campus is
Joe Intramural. Little Joe has
frequented our pleasant campus
for many years. Last year was ono
of his best seasons according to the
way he and everyone else looks
at the matter.
Despite ill winds, stormy weather, wet weather and ten inches of
snow which nearly stumped him
lr> February, Little Joe carried on
along with some of his energetic
companions and students.
games of basketball. Joe was kept
during the summer by Kappa Sigma when ever he had a mood for
basketball lore. This team of
course has headed the league in
that department.
Next to basketball, Volleyball
took most of Little Joe's attention.
It was quite a treat to watch Joey
during some of his games tossing
the little ball back and forth over
the net to the greatest glee of all
concerned.   Yes, Joe had quite a
side football this ypar he has a
chest on himself like a student
coming out of an orchard or a
corn patch. Yes, sir, a great year
for Touch Football is In store.
Joe won't even give a hint who he
ia going to give the honours to
this year. It seems that that is his
particular secret.
Of course, the big moment hi
Joey's life right now ls the Impending Cross Country race early
next month. This is probably the
birds that night. Intends to get another bag this season, too. Then
he started to tell me about the one
he had last night.
One of the pleasantest nights
that Joey has every year Is usually
spent in the Y.M.C.A. Besides that
he always gets wet to his full extent. In swimming not even a student can outdo him in enthusiasm.
No, sir, he would not miss this
night even if he had to have his
fun in the lily Pond.
Altogether, last ycar was a good
year for Joe Intramural. To back
up his belief he says that you
should have seen the large number
of bright and gleaming cups that
were handed out a few weeks ago
to all the lads who helped him
out during the season.
As usual, basketball was one of
his star sports. Little Joe Intramural spent two and three per
lods a week, each and every week,
with the boys in the gym at a few
good year as far as volleyball was
concerned. Expects quite a good
year this year, too. As for that,
he told us with a very bright
gleam In his eye that this year is
going to be much better than last
year in all sports.
When the Volleyball season was
over Little Joe announced that he
considered himself a full cousin of
any Xi Omega.
The third full time occupation of
Joe Intramural is Touch Football.
Because there is not as much out-
time when Joe gets to bed about
seven, o'clock. He confided that it
was getting a little tough to keep
up with the gang now that he was
not getting younger and the pace
was getting a little faster than It
used to be.
Last year Joe Intramural had
one gala night of Badminton. After waiting for several weeks for
the snow to go away Little Joe
came up to the gym swinging mad.
Although it was out of hunting
season he literally slaughtered the
And then Joe owns a bat and a
ball. Every spring he totes these
out and starts playing a game of
Softball. This is his ideal game.
He even gets some pretty girls to
come and watch him perform.
My, how he can powde» the mush-
ball then.
Besides thes games he has several other tricks up his sleeve for
times when things get dull.
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NOTICE: An organization meeting of the Rowing Club will be
held in Arts 104 at 12:30 on Thursday. All men who are interested
in rowing should' attend this
Both Varsity Squads
Win Despite Weather
•   BOTH VARSITY and the newly.formed UBC Soccer
teams kicked and slid to good victories last Saturday at
Con Jones Park and out here at Varsity.
Varsity squeezed a 2 to 1 victory
out of Pro-Rec. and the mud in the
Eastern playing grounds when
Chuck Dowding scored the opening goal after fifteen minutes of
play. Five minutes later Bert
Rush, brother of Jack, ex-varsity
soccer star, tied the score on a
hard drive. Bert had been up all
night welcoming a stranger into
the world. Now he is the father
of a bouncing baby boy.
Sandy Robertson, that versatile
man of athletics, received a pass
from Campbell and put the Blue
and Gold ahead in the second half,
On the campus UBC scored an
easy win over East Indians by piling up scores to their lone tally.
Oliver was champion of the day
by not only scoring two goals but
playing wonderful heads-up ball.
Robinson scored two tallies for
the students, also another counter
was made by Sawer and a disputed
goal went to Median. It is believed that this goal was scored by the
It took some pluck for the players of both teams to play Saturday.
Rain drenched every one and every thing. The men slid on practically every part of their anatomy
fromr one end of the field to the
other In pursuit of an equally
slippery ball. In spite of this, however, good ball was played.
Manager* Maury Glover again
expressed his belief that he had
two play-off teams on the campus.
There is nothing in the way of the
top of the league seems to be the
feelings of both teams.
The performance of the newly
organized players has brought the
greatest pleasure to the managers
and coaches. These players are
recognized as equally capable
players but had failed to play as a
unit before coming to the campus.
Co-Ed   Sports
• HELEN Matheson announced
last week the line-up for the
Grass Hockey Club's first team.
Centre forward position has not
yet been filled, but with this exception the team appears to be
shaping up very well and is expected to give a good showing in
the coming league games.
The team. Is as follows: Left
Wing, Marg Roger; Left Inside,
Marg Watts; Right Inside, Babs
Greene; Right Wing, Doreen Parks;
Left Half, Bea Inch; Centre Half,
Irene Pearce; Right Half, Jennie
Rodenchuck; Left Full Back, Mac
Boothe; Right Full Back, Evelyn
Wright.  Goal, Helen Matheson.
Three of the first team players
are freshettes: Marg Watts, Jennie
Rodenchuck, and Evelyn Wright
and these girls turned in good
performances at Wednesday's practise game with Hugh Fraser High.
The UBC team took this clash with
two goals to the Burnaby team's
single point.
Says the Father to the prospective son-in-law: "The boy who
gets my daughter will certainly get
a prize."
And says the prospective: May
I see it please?"
Golf Scores
Success On
•   HERE are the results of the
Faculty—Student golf tournament: '
Teams                      Net Best Ball
B. O'Brien—Dr. Jennings  73
P. McGeer—J. Henderson  70
T. Chambers-Mr. Field 68
J. McManus—^fr. Thompson 79
P. Pudney—Dr. Turnbull  71
H. Kabush—Dr. Clements 75
L. Bakovy—N. Sawers  78
D. Johnson—T. McCusker 88
H. Todd—Dr. Robertson 70
D. McLelland—J. Cohen  74
T. English-E. Suyden  70
D. Hanley 78
Student Low Gross: T. Chambers
77. Student Lew Net: tie Ted
Chambers and Harold Todd 69.
Faculty Low Gross: Mr. Field 94.
Faculty Low Net: Dr. Jennings 77.
e A MEETING of the Swimming
Club will be held in Arts 20b
at 12:30 on Friday, October 22. The
purpose of the meeting is to complete the organization and plans of
the club. Everyone is welcome to
join the club, even if they can
merely walk through Vancouver
rain without drowning.
* VARSITY'S Intermediate A team swings into action on
# Thursday night against last year's Inter A champion Higbies at King Edward Gym at 8:30. Coach Harry Franklin has
been organizing the team for the past week, and although
the boys are not yet in top condition, they plan to be ready
for their first contest and give the Higbie boys a good game.
Among the players who have been turning out for this
Inter A team are John Olliver, Lawrence Lawson, Jim Bryant, Bill Matheson, Maurice Ingram, Hubert Gabrielse, Jack
Climie, A. Bain, Arnold Granius, Harry Kabush, Marty
Martin, Bob Weber, Inglis Edwards, and Reg Racine.
Tonight, the V and D minor leagues get under way at
the King Ed Gym, starting at 7:30. These include the Intermediate B teams and the Intermediate A .teams. Altogether
there are eight Inter A entries, and the Inter B's are practically numberless. However, the brand of basketball is
amazingly good, in fact, some of the best Inter B teams could
give a Senior A team a good game.
Meanwhile, the two other Varsity hoop squads are still
getting into shape for their opening contests. Tbe Frosh
Inter A team practiced last night, and Coach Bruce Yorke
worked them hard in the fundamentals: dribbling, passing,
long shots, and set-ups.
The Senior A Thunderbirds also had a good practice
last night. Coach M. L. Van Vliet is gradually whipping the
players into condition. Several members are already in shape.
It looks as if Sandy Robertson will again be Varsity's scoring
threat. Art Stilwell and Ron Weber are the smooth ball-
handlers. Don Woodhouse and Gordie Sykes, the key-men,
will help in running up Varsity's score. Veterans Art Johnson and Harry Franklin will keep the team on its toes.
Don't forget to turn out Thursday night and support the
Varsity Inter A team. Time: 8:30. Place: King Ed Gym, at
Uth and Oak Street.
Rowing Club Ties
Powerful Varsity
• ROWING CLUB scored a mild upset last Saturday when
they stopped the powerful Varsity squad in a nothing
to nothing game at Brockton Point Oval in the feature event
of the afternoon. The week before Rowing Club showed itself
to be very weak when it bowed to Ex-Brittania. On the
other hand Varsity thoroughly trounced the RCAF fliers
from Sea Island and was expected to swarm all over the
Rowing Club outfit last week-end.
The game was not as even as tho       have turned out for practices and
score asserts itself. The Varsity
players were still showing the
same class that they have shown
in their previous outings. The new
members of the team have blended themselves with the older
players and their playing methods
very well.
However, greater strength is expected to be added to the team
when Al Jones and N. Cooke get
bnck Into the line-up. These two
players, who were used In the
scrum to great advantage last
year, have not Joined In the games
as yet, They were late ln arriving
at the Pearly Gates of the University and have had difficulty to
get to practices. They will be In
the scrum before long however.
This brings up the question of
r surplus of players, something
that would have made managers
leap for joy last year.   Enough
have been showing such ability
that they deserve a chance to play
in a league.
A meeting last Friday brought
out enough new and interested
players that it is almost certain
that a second team will be entered into the Miller Cup this week.
A second team is needed to afford a better choice of players for
the McKechnie Cup later this year.
In former years the university had
at least three playing teams entered in downtown competition.
This constituted a minor league in
itself. From this league a fairly
strong McKechnie Cup team was
picked every year.
A Victoria Rep. team will
probably face the Thunderbirds
for the Homecoming sports feature on the 30th of this month. It
ls likely that this game will be
counted as a league game.
Aw Ful Of Thought
• THOSE OF YOU who read Harry Franklin's last few
words last wdek will no doubt wonder what he meant.
I do not feel like telling you. If you want to KNOW what
he did mean why don't you go out to a few games this week
end or the next and find out. If things continue the way they
have you won't so I might as well tell you now and here.
Your College Spirit smells. It really does. Not all of
two and a half thousand students are so busy studying and
working on Saturdays that some of you can not manage
to go down and help the UBC sports teams out from the
stands. I would like to know why more support is not given.
Championship teams are produced regularly on this
campus. They get mild support when the finals are on. If
they can get a little support when the finals and exams are
on together why can't a little more support be given when
exams are six months away?
A player has to have purely and only the love of the
game to get out there, practise in all his spare time, and
play before a cheereless throng. He should have some one
to cheer his good plays and honour him at all times about
the campus. Many boys around the campus are great stars
in their respective sports and are carrying the name of the
University to outsiders in the name of sport. How many does
the average student recognize?
Remember, also that you pay plenty of money each year
for these games that you are not bothering to follow up.
You can see any game in which a Varsity team is competing
for nothing. You have already paid for your attendance and
the strip in which the boys are playing. Why don't you
make use of your investment?
It is high time you revived the former gaiety that has
made university teams famous.
A young lady went Into a drug
store. "Have you any Lifebouy?"
she asked.
"Set the pace, lady," said the
young drug clerk, "set the pace."
• THE FILM SOCIETY will present a FREE show on Thursday at 12:30 in the Auditorium.
The Films include "Hot Ice",
"News From Sicily", "Toonerville
Trolley", and a movie of an ice
hockey game between the Rangers
and the Maple Leafs from a few
years back.
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