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The Ubyssey Jan 25, 1944

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 Sultan For A Night
Dirty Nine Do Not Choote to Play) "It Ain't Cricket"
Council's Sporting Blood Freezes
• SHOWN ABOVE is Mr. Average Student as he will
appear at the Red Cross Ball on Thursday night. Any
man who doesn't look like this after the chorus goes through
its routine is certainly not average. (We saw them rehearsing
one night).
Expect Council
Will Approve
War Conference
* THE MUCH discussed conference question seems to be
Student Council will, at tonight's meeting, vote on the
question and it is expected that the Vote will be in the
• UP TO press time the
only nomination for president that has been received
in the AMS office is that of
Stu Porteous, Commerce '44.
Students who wish to run for
president must have their nomination ht at the AMS office not later
than five p.m., Wednesday.
Students campaigning for poal-
Moa on the Students' Council
Should observe the following rules:
'No campaigning of any description shall be permitted within the
Unite of the University campus,
except during the period from 8:30
ajn. en the day following the clov
ing of nominations and the con-
elusion of polling at 4 p.m. on the
day of election.
No candidate may post mere
than five signs of regulation also.
All signs must first be approved
by the Student Council.
All candidates will be required
to speak briefly to an open meeting of undergraduate students and,
with the exception of the candidate for Junior Member, be supported by a seconder for whom
the candidates in question shall be
Any schemes for "campaigning"
on the university campus must receive the approval of the Chairman of the Elections Committee.
At tonight's council meeting an
election committee will be named.
Nominations for treasurer must
be in the AMS on Wednesday,
January 26„ nominations for the
rest of the positions must be in
by February 9.
Utah University
Paper Sent Here
• NATAL   University   of   South
Africa  has  sent  their   annual
magazine to U.B.C.
This magazine will be exhibited
In the Brock Lounge for the next
copule of weeks so students may
be able to get a glimpse ot what
universities in other parts of the
Commonwealth are doing and
In view of the fact that many
students are in favor of attending
this meeting it is expected that
the council will approve of the
After a highly amusing 00 minutes last Thursday, it was finally
decided that this University would
not send delegates to the conference scheduled for January 26,27,
28. Council at first vetoed the plan
for sending delegates to the January conference, but at an AMS
meeting held later that week, students reversed council's decision.
A petition was circulated for a
new meeting which again reversed
the former meeting's decision.
At the lates^ meeting, the students, although they did not want
to attend a conference in January
did express themselves as favourable to a conference at acme
future date.
At the last AMS meeting the
students were in favour of a conference. For the council to override students wishes would bring
about ah Impaas that heretofore
has not arisen on the campus.
However, when the matter waa
first discussed in council two
members went on record as being
in favour of the conference arid
there are undoubtedly a few
council members who were sitting
on the fence. But because of student opinion, council will be forced
to vote ln favor of the conference
and appoint the four delegates.
We Re Leavitt
To Address
Com. Men
• W. R. LEAVITT, national
president of the General Accountant's Association, will address the Commerce Club on Wednesday, January 26, at 12:30 In the
double committee room of the
Brock Hall.
Mr. Leavitt, who is chief accountant for the Commonwealth
Air Training Scheme, will speak
on the aims and objects of the
association. Mr. Norman Terry, of
thi Sumner Iron Works will be
present also to describe the local
activities of the organization.
The association offers no courses,
but confers the degree of C. O. A.
(Certified General Accountant) to
successful candidates of their annual examination. In the past,
graduate commerce students from
U.BC. have had very little difficulty in passing these exams.
•   THIS   YEAR'S   council
seems sadly lacking in
intestinal fortitude.
Last fall when interviewed re
the traditional Pub council fracas
(occasionally referred to incorrectly as a basketball game) council
spokesmen invariably replied,
"First thing next year."
Since Christmas they have changed their tune to '.'First thing next
This attitude on the part of the
council is somewhat surprising in
the light of the fact that they
have at their disposal the services
of that great physical giant (and
mental misfit) the one and only
Harold "I want my cut" Franklin,
against whom the pub can only
offer their own pride of the senior B's, Lucifer: "youth and innocence" Moyls.
Things have come to the point
where council members are never
seen outside the AMS office in
groups of less than, five, and even
in their official sanctuary they
have a bodyguard of twelve si-
encemen with standing orders to
throw out any pubsters who come
near the office.
In spite of these precautions,
however, brave reporters occasionally manage to gain interviews
with members of the dirty nine.
The other day several pubsters
managed to run the gauntlet and
contact a certain small council
member. Unfortunately he had
forgotten hij adrenalin and was
unable to talk.
Not realising that this waa the
reason for his silence the pubsters
undertook' to persuade him. Since
then he has retired to his fraternity house and has refused to
leave the promisee.
Yesterday two couclllors were
found cowering behind an Ink
bottle in the AMS office The
first, a thin individual with a
large nose and wavy hair stated,
He was immediately disposed of,
and the second councilor was dug
out again from the bottom of the
wastebaskel "The council will be
glad," he whimpered, after a certain amount *of gentle prodding,
"to meet the Pub as soon as we
are in condition."
"And when," we asked kindly,
"will that be?"
This seemed to confuse him a
trifle, so we removed the thumb
screws, and stretched him tenderly on the rack.
At this point wa were Interrupted by the SPCA and were forced
to discontinue the conversation.
In hope of reviving the falling
hearts of the council, the pub has
drawn up a new set of rules for
the game. In condensed form these
are as follows:
I The game shall be called the
"Pub-Council" game.
II The game shall be won by the
m The surplus funds hi the
hands of the council shall bo used
to pay the hospital and burial
charges of the council members.
Prom these rules it can bo aaaa
that everything possible is being
done to make things easy for tho
council, yet they continue la aoi-
lapoe from fear at the mora aaaa-
tion of th* game.
Something ahould be dona i
this. If tho council won't play
Pub, lets have a new round.
Greeks Raffle Prizes For Bill
—Vancouver Sun Photo
• THE SCENE shown above has been reproduced in lecture rooms, labs, the Caf, and io
fact practically every spot on the campus for the past week. A Red Cross raffle ticket
teller, Patsy Cunningham, has cornered another two victims in the person of Peggy Kilkin-
son and Nancy Macdonald. Drawing will take-place at the Ball on Thursday. All raffle
representatives are asked to return ticket stubs and money to AMS by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Physical Education Dept. for UBC?
Ottawa Plans $16,000 For P. T.
• ACCORDING to the latest reports Of the National Physical
Fitness Act, the province of British Columbia will be granted
816,015.75 for the purpose of establishing an organization of physical education.
This sum is to be matched by
the provincial government, making
a grand total of over 832,000, which
could be used to further the national physical training program.
At a special committee meeting
on Social Security in May last
year, Captain Ian Eisenhardt, De-
Slow  At
• COLLECTION   of   Book   Exchange cash vouchers haa been
slow up to Monday afternoon,
James Reid, manager of the Exchange, said yesterday.
Students should make a special effort to finish this business
at once. The Exchange will be
open on Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday from 12:30 to 1:30. After
these days it will bo open only at
odd dates to be specified in a
later Issue of the Ubyssey.
partment of National Defence,
Ottawa, Dr. A, S. Lamb, McGill
University, and Mr. A. A. Bruidge
of McMaster University, brought
forth several points in reference
to Canada's Physical health program.
The present physical education program is not adequately
financed and organized to protect
and better the health of the Canadian people. Draft enlistments
prove that the Canadian men are
below standard requirements for
physical   fitness.   The  new  plan
Queen's Goes
For Socialism
O KINGSTON, Jan. 24-(CUP)-
A recent poll taken of 33 per
cent of the Queen's University students showed that the CCF party
was favored to form the next federal government.
The poll was taken orally on the
question "Which Canadian political party do you favor In the
next elections?"
Percentages revealed by the
quiz show that the CCF heads the
list with 36 per cent; Conservative, 32.5 per cent; Liberal, 22 per
cent, others 2 per cent; and undecided, 17,5 per cent.
would raise the physical standard
of all Canada.
If the province of British Columbia takes advantage of the Bill
there is a possibility that UBC will
be able to establish a department
of Physical Education. This department would not detract from
any other proposed chairs as the
money would be supplied from the
government and enable British
Columbia to take active participation in the Nation-wide fitness
Frosh Set
Party For
February 17
•   THURSDAY, February 17,  Is
the date set for the Frosh class
The Frosh function of the year
will be In the Brock Lounge with
refreshments in the Gym.
Dal Richards and his popular
local orchestra will supply the
music for the event, which will be
known as the Frosh "Spring Circus." As this title suggests, the
theme of the evening ls taking the
form of a circus.
Tickets will be free to freshmen and |1 to all others
Arabian glamour will be
the keynote at the Arabian
Nights Red Cross Ball this
Thursday night. Oriental
music, dancing girls, and
shaded lights will whisk varsity students away on a
magic carpet trip. These are
a few of the good things
which will be an open sesame
to a glamorous evening.
• DANCE TICKETS: Tickets for
the definitely Dutch treat Arabian Nights' Ball are still' on sale.
They are on sale in the quad, at
Kelly's on Seymour Street, or can
be purchased from Greek..Letter
Society members. The price is $2.81
for a wonderful evening.
not admit you to the ball but
they may win you a beautiful grey
squirrel coat donated by R. J. Pop.
And there's more too—thirty other
prizes just waiting to be won.
The tickets are well worth then-
price which is three for 25 cents or
ten cents each.
•.- CORSAGES: By purchasing
posies at Point Grey Florists
students are being both practical
and wise. The company has guaranteed to donate 80 cents for each
corsage purchased for the ball.
Orders should be in early to avoid
• RESERVATIONS:   The   early
reservations get the best tables,
students should remember. And
the best tables get the best view of
that exotic chorus. Moral: be
prompt, be early, and be In time
with your table reservations.
• CHORUS:  Twelve luscious
lovely beauties draped in flowing veils will sway and swirl to
the chant of Arabian music.
The dancing girls are Dorothy
Moxon, Booty Hebb, Betty Millens,
Joan Clark, Daphne Laird, Audrey
Buchanan, Mary Hammond, Meryle
Shields, Annabel Sandison, Margie
Beale, Betty Foster and Joan Anderson. Their director is Joan
Crewe Straight.
• QUEENS: Who is to be Queen
of the Red Cross Ball?   That
is one of the 82.50 Dutch treat
questions. The royal lady and her
two consorts will be announced
at the ball.
The votes will be tabulated at
the ball and Dean Buchanan will
place a gardenia crown on the
head of the lovely winner.
The candidates are: Lorna
Shields, Mildred Nairne, Phyllis
Morgan, Anne Bennett, Bette Anderson, Florence Mercer, Joy Done-
gani, Maxine Johnson, Norma
(Continued On Page 3) Tuesday, January 25, 1944
• From The Editor's Pen « « » ^ WyMsy
■ Page Two
The Conference Question
Despite the attempts of Students'
Council to clarify the Western Conference
issue at a general AMS meeting, the student
body as a whole, is still confused. Perhaps
alter the results of that meeting were summed up, and the net total of any business
accomplished was found to be the mere recall of a previous motion, we shall realize
that a general meeting is too large and
unwieldly to be of much use in gaining
immediate action.
If Council feels unequal to deciding a
question of major importance, or if they
feel the student body should have its say,
it should call a plebiscite. If students disagree with a decision of Council's, let them
demand the full reasons for that decision,
either through publication in the paper, or
through a general meeting, and then hold
tiie plebiscite. It would be comparatively
easy to gain a quorum if voting were carried
on all day, and the inevitable bickering over
insufficient attendance at the meetings
would be avoided.
Another point which is obvious after
last Friday's meeting, is that the chairman
should have a complete knowledge of
Roberts' Rules of Order, and should,be In
the chair for no other purpose tban to keep
the meeting in order. It is not his privilege
to speak for or against a question during
the meeting.
What has caused most of the trouble in
regard to the conference is the fact that it
has been dragged into too many meetings,
for too long a time. If definite facts about
the time, place, subjects, speakers, and so
on had been obtained at the beginning, a
final decision could have been made, either
for or against representation, and all this
gonfusion would not have occurred.
However, these facts were not available
at least they were never obtained—and we
must now, three weeks before the conference begins, try to gather them.
At the time of writing, Council still had
not decided, but in the event that delegates
are sent, it would seem that the motion upon
which we were not allowed to vote on
Thursday contained valuable and comprehensive suggestions for picking students to
represent UBC. Perhaps such an elimination
trial would even disclose hidden talent of
which we have been deprived until this time.
Even now, there is not much time left
to prepare for a conference which has as
its subject such a wide field. Nor will the
work end with preparation and participation,
but students at home will want to know the
results and the decisions of those attending,
and suitable means of presenting their findings must be arranged. It is no small task.
Since there can be no debates this year,
and student opinion seems to be mainly in
favor of sending delegates to the conference,
let them be sent. But we would demand
of them a complete report at, and after, the
Vis Coi
IT)ICA   I    *** Ay Denis Blunden
•   MUCH as I shiver at the thought of
being classed with the professional
moaners who bewail the lack of student
spirit with admirable crocodile tears, I
would like to voice a personal opinion that
a large majority of the students on this
campus are asleep on their feet when it
comes to their own affairs.
By this I mean mostly the affairs of the
Student Council. In most cases it takes
a student a full four years of lackadaisical
interest to absorb some working knowledge
of how his or her 13 fish are thrown about. In
all too many cases the student never does
find out which drain his money dribbled
For the student in the lower two years,
who seem to do all the squawking over little
injustices, most of them hardly can name
the nine members of council let alone judge
whether their affairs are being handled
Yet 2500 students pour nearly $30,000
annually into the coffers of the AMS for the
nine members to handle and with which to
conduct the students' business. Every student has a $13 share in this thirty thousand
and is a share holder in the business going
by the name of the Alma Mater Society. A
fourth year student has invested $52, a sizable slice out of any person's bankroll.
Now, I may be an old skinflint but 1
have only 26 greenbacks invested in the
AMS and I am watching like a hawk just
what they do with my money. And I'm not
far wrong in assuming that any student on
this or any other campus is going to watch
how people play with a few of their own
10 dollar bills.
Then what can be the reason for the
fact that so many student have never reed
the weekly minutes of the Council and thus
don't care a whoop in hades what their
representatives are doing in their ivy towers
in the Brock?
It certainly isn't because of pressure of
work, because nearly every student has
time to sit la the Brook for a few minutes
once a week or visit the AMS office. It might
be the fact that most people don't realize
the benefits to be gained by having a good
student governing body. It might be attributed to the fact that most actions of the
councU carried on throughout the year are
not spectacular enough to catch the interest
of a generation milk fed on sensationalism.
As the situation stands now, in polite
phrasing, the students are not interested in
the everyday actions of council.  In other
words, they just don't give a damn.
It is to the credit of all councils that
under these conditions student government
has not been completely ruined. Apparently
the students who are elected are generally
sound in mind, if not in health, and whatever their shortcomings, they do their respective jobs well and to the best of their
It is in fulfilling their work collectively
as a body that council contributes to the
general lulling of student opinion. For functions or affairs of controversial interest there
is a continual policy of passing the dollar
bill between nine pairi of hands. There has
been a high degree of "pie-in-the-sky"
oratory until no one will believe the promises of council until they are in black and
The suggestions made this year about
student ownership of institutions like the
caf, book store, dining room are idealistic,
and no concrete moves have yet been made
to put the policy into practice.
Various council members have advanced
high sounding ideas like the building of a
radio station on the campus, and the hiring
of a manager for the AMS, but when it
comes to real action there appears to be
no such animal.
All this mdeterminism leads the students to feel that there is no point in listening to the plans and theories of councU because no concrete action will be taken during their generation.
Add to this state of mind the aforementioned facts about the lethargic mental
attitude of the students and it becomes increasingly difficult to determine just what
hold the Alma Mater Society, the students,
and thirteen dollars together.
The situation jumped to the fore in the
recent AMS "meeting", aptly analysed elsewhere by the sarcasm of my colleague J.T.
At this writing about 700 students actually are interested in our own UBC brand
of democracy and the rest of the student
body, as I said before, are collectively a
bunch of dead heats. About 2,000. students
need to be yanked bodily and roughly from
their mental Utopias and told in backroom
language just what makes the little wheels
in the AMS go round at such an erratic
Me, I know where my thirteen fish are
gone or going. DO YOU?
I held a little hand tonight
to gentle and so sweet
1 thought my heart would break
for joy
So wildly did it beat:
No other hand into my heart
Would such gladness bring,
As  that  little  hand  I   held   last
Four Aces and a King.
A bunch of germs were hitting it
In the bronchial saloon
Two  bugs  on  the edge  of the
Were jazzing a rag-time tune,
While back of the teeth In a solo
Sat dangerous Dan Kerchoo.
And watching the pulse waa his
light of love
That lady that's known as Flu.
It was agreed at a
Council meeting Monday night to
send four delegates to the Inter-
Varsity conference to be held in
Edmonton Feb. 16-18. While plans
for selection of candidates was undecided at press-time it is understood that it would be done on a
competitive basis.
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Tuesday Editor .... John Tom Seott
Friday Editor .... Virginia Hammitt
News Manager ... Marion Dundas
Sports Editor Chuck Clarldge
Qrad. Issue Editor .. Denis Blunden
CUP Editor Cal Whitehead
Staff Photographer  Art Jones
Staff Cartoonist Bun Walker
Pub Secretary Anne Dewdney
Anne Dewdney, Orahame
Thompson, Kan Weaver, Don Ferguson, Bruce Bewell.
If, by your strgaonf, your wffe
or your daoria,
you're stjnt to fha doghouse
fo gr/eve for your i/n,
Don't prove you belong there
by growling and whWsf I
-...And THAT'S whara a
Sweef Cop fif« In/
"The p*rett form in which tebaece can he tmeked"
Fashion Floor
jJI     MArlne7ll
F ;       >V''
Now! Sosooth young suits—played to the tune of stinaJifaae-bright color!
Dressmaker or tailored—marvelous for now and on through spring. Pick
yours from our first collection. Double Us smartness with femUu^ne-fresh
accessories. All spell smart good looks from now on.
25-00 TO 39-50
Suits,  Spencer's,  Fashion Floor
LIMITED Tuesday, January 25, 1944
Page Three
UBC's Harem Prepares For Big Night
f WHEN more than 600 university students walk into an auditorium to decide on an issue and
then walk out ninety minutes later with dazed, but disgusted looks
on their faces and then when the
AMS secretary looks at her books
and discovers that the undecided
issue was not even put to a vote,
it is time we pulled our heads out
ef the sand and took a look at
We present the picture of a
rather ridiculous looking ostrich.
Of all the problems we have to
face in tackling AMS business,
the most annoying ia brought a-
bout by two lines in our constitution which demand that 33 1-3
percent of the total number of
students be present at AMS meet-
Our troubles can always be
traced to those two lines.
It has always been difficult to
persuade 33 1-3 percent of the
students that, no matter how
much of their money we're going
to spend, they should tag along
and watch us spend it.
As colleague Blunden says down
to your left In his Comical Vis,
they just don't give a damn, or a
column to that effect.
Personally, I just don't give a
damn if they just don't give a
It la my suggestion to our constitutional amendment committee
that the two lines be changed to
something like "It la required that
a student be hanging around
The quorum should be lowered
to a percentage which our nine
feature stars could always attract
Maybe 25 percent, maybe 20, but
we should do away with this leg-
Uative dangling modifier.
Psychologically, lt might Kara a
lew to know a couple of rows of
Students were spending their
money right and left.
Bat there is another angle to
awt Thursday's circus which must
be considered and to which can
be mid almost as much blame as
to our two lines.
Council this year has pursued
a policy of pork barrel legislation
which can only lead to one conclusion: everybody's hand in the
I am not criticising this policy,
because as long as we on the Pub
get our share, we like the taste
of pork very much. Anyway,
what else can they do with the
But when Council sends every
little athletic team on the campus
to every little milk sop ln the
province, buys $100 chesterfields
|or the Players Club, offers to send
a Ubyasey delegate to a Toronto
CUP conference, and sends Council delegates to a Reno conference,
the Dirty Nine must expect that
other groups will develop sticky
Vest proposed conference on
past-war plans of Canadian Uni-
verttties ls Just as worthy a student effort as any of the above
It ia evident that the Parliamentary Forum wants it—their Mc-
Ooun debates went b ytb* wayside. It is evident also that other
groups, such as tho impartial SPC,
The arguments for and against
th« conference are many and varied. The one against the conference, that it la too great an expense for the amount of good done
to the student body as a whole,
cannot be used by an honest
Let's quit this haggling over
quorums and ideals. Council
should make this decision in line
wth their current policy, just as
they have made many other more
vital ones before. Come on, you
black-robed divinities, toss the
A woman's clothes are like a
wire fence—they protect the property without obstructing the view.
•    *    a    •
"I can't see what keeps you women from freezing!"
"You aren't supposed to, big
LOST: One Ronson cigarette
lighter, on campus Friday. Finder
please return to Publications office.
—Vancouver Sun Photo
•   FOUR OF THE voluptuous beauties of the Arabian Harem who will cavort before the
mysterious Sultan and assembled students of the University on Thursday night are pictured above in a typical pose from their routine. The marvelous maidens are, from the left,
Audrey Buchanan, Mary Hammond, Joan Field and Joan Clarke.
The Editor,
The  Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
The A.M.S. meeting of last
Thursday hae created a false impression, and I seek your permission that I might point them out.
The feeling Is abroad that President Whyte lost control of the
meeting, thus, plunging it into, appalling  disorder.
May I submit that Mr. Whyte,
along with several other public-
spirited students, was made the
victim of the most vicious obstructionism I have witnessed on this
oampua? He was conscious that
the meeting could be held on one
of two bases. The obstructionists
speedily saw to lt that neither of
these bases were established.
First, the meeting could devote
Itself to a discussion of the technicalities surrounding the "Conference Motion passed a week before. Or, it could dispense with
that motion altogether and get to
the root of the trouble itself—
whether or not this university
should be represented at that conference.
Mr. Whyte chose the latter basis, firmly believing that he would
be affording adequate discussion
ori all phases of the question. But,
no, the nlgglers, the cavillers, the
pursuers of petty niceties—in
short, the obstructionists—blocked
every effort of the meeting to arrive a this discussion. Then, satisfied they had successfully created enough confusion and thrown
Mr. Whyte and his colleagues into
discredit, these obstructionists
filed out of the meeting place,
leaving what I should call the
"Rump Parliament."
Unfortunately, those who were
left could claim no quorum. But,
to their everlasting credit, they
could claim they stood for a principle, a worthy aspiration, a purpose. As Jack Hetherington revealed by his "straw vote," the
Rump was almost unanimously in
favour of this university participating in the post-war conference.
Now that the obstructionists
and the defeatists have destroyed
two mass attempts to discuss this
issue, now that they have thwarted
the general will of the student
body, I hope and trust Council will
take the whole matter into its own
hands. Aa a libera) institution, we
can not afford to be absent from
that gathering in Prairie Canada.
I have a feeling that Council will
not let us down.
Very truly yours,
Donald A. C. McGill
(Continued From Page 1)
• ORCHESTRA: Ole Olson's
Commodore orchestra will syncopate in a Middle Eastern manner.
Background music will weave an
alluring oriental pattern for the
chorus and the Arabian decorations.
t COMMOTES: The people behind the plans for the Red
Cross Ball are Anne Du Moulin,
Doug Edwards, Joan Rodgers, Virginia Hammitt, Norm Hay, Meryle
Rose, Florence Mercer, Joan Fischer, Frank Francis, Pat Cunningham, Les Raphael, Harry Marshal,
Jean-Carol Lee, Don Newson, and
Conrad McKenzie.
O PATRONS: BaU patrons will
be CoL The Hon. W. C. Woodward and Mrs. Woodward, Chancellor and Mrs. R. E. McKechnie,
President and Mrs. L. S. Klinck,
Dean and Mrs. Daniel Buchanan,
Dean and Mrs. J. N. Finlayson,
Dean F. M. Clement, Dean Dorothy
Mawdsley, Dr. Allan Harris, Mr. A.
E. Lord, Mr. W. O. Murrln, The
Hon. Mr. Justice Dennis Murphy,
Mr. George T. Cunningham, and
Mrs. Austin C. Taylor.
O   WHERE AND WHEN: Lest you
forget. The Red Cross Arabian
Nights' Ball, which is the top
hat and white tie social occasion
65)8}   HJM   *JB3it   <Cl|S.J3AtUfl   ai|J   JO
place at the Commodore next
Thursday night commencing at
nine o'clock.
"lolanthe" Tickets
On Sale Now In Quad
• TICKETS for the forthcoming production of "lolanthe"
may be obtained at the box office in the Auditorium any
day at 12:30. Prices range from 30 cents to $1.00. If it is
not possible to be at the box office when it is open, tickets
are being sold by members of the Mussoc.
Get your tickets early, to be sure of good seating arrangements.
There will be the same order of      -■_«--■--«■«■-------»-—--—■■-*
rehearsals u last week. On Wednesday evening a full rehearsal
will be held. Everyone concerned
should plan to attend.
Make-up class will meet on Wednesday  evening at 6:00 p.m.  in
room 207,
The Olee Club meets In Ap. Sc.
1M at 12:30 Tuesday. Come to
have some fun. You don't have
to be a trained singer. Anyone
on the campus is welcome.
Mozart's "Forty-first Symphony"
and Deems Taylor*a "Through The
Looking Glass" will be played in
the Men's Smoker it 12:30 Tuesday. Everyone is welcome.
An old Swede who was making
his daily visit to feed the bears
in Stanley Park, found that one
day the bears stayed inside and
would not come out to his whistle.
An old lady standing next him
asked: "Why don't the bears come
"I bane tlnk It's the mating season," he answered.
"Do you think they would come
out for a bag of peanuts?" she
He answered, "Would you?"
•   a   a   *
The rich man was addressing the
students of his old Alma Mater.
"The secret of making money
quickly," he disclosed, "is contained in a word of five letters-
Pluck." He concluded by inviting
questions. To this, a voice from
the rear Inquired, "As regards to
Pluck, sir, does not one have to
possess a natural gift of discerning whom and when to pluck?"
LSE Award
Due Feb. 5
• NOMINATIONS for membership in the Literary and Scientific Honorary Society of the
University of British Columbia
must be made by February 5.
Fourteen awards are given yearly to outstanding campus workers
by virtue of their respective services to the cultural activities of
the student body during their university course.
Two special awards are made to
faculty members and two are
given to students in campus activities not under the jurisdiction of
the LSE.
Juniors, seniors, and fifth-year
students are eligible for the
awards, but seniors have the preference. Each of the major societies under LSE are allowed to
nominate two members.
The committee in charge of selecting awards will meet the first
week in February to elect members.
On this committee will be Murdo
Mackenzie, president of the LSE,
Malor A, H. Finlay, the two faculty members most recently elected to the society, the secretary-
treasurer of the LSE, and the
president of the AMS.
• Shopping
with Mary Ann
t FOR ANY AND all occasions
that demand the best in footwear, Rae-Son's Clever Floor offer
you the most intriguing selection
you have seen. Located ot 108
Granville, it's so easy to drop in
and relax while your feet are expertly fitted with full attention to
slyle details and comfort . . a
Zete was wearing his Navy uniform on Friday when there isn't
any Navy parade and having a
dodging good time missing the
COTC officials, but as he explained to a curious1 Alpha Phi,
despite the fact that he had two
beautiful pre-war pairs of tweed
pants, they had both acquired
holes in the seat the same day
and he didn't have a thing to
wear—beside his Navy uniform,
of course ... the Clever Floor
has always a full stock ot afternoon and sport shoes in an exciting variety of colours and
styles, always at their standard
Clever Floor price of 95.05. Anytime you want to be completely
and comfortably foot happy, try
Rae-Son's Clever Floor.
• EVERYBODY  needs food  at
some time of the day or other
but nobody knows of a better
place than the Ship Shape Inn at
1519 West Broadway at Granville.
For griddle cakes and coffee the
Ship Shape Inn ls unexcelled. Decorations executed in a seagoing
fashion, booths of ocean blue labelled as great ports of the world,
ship's lights signalling—it's a charming atmosphere in which to enjoy that before-going-home snack
. . . when a tall Kappa Sig Aggie
Grad walked into his Math class
late as usual the class rose aa one
man and performed an eighteenth
century bow in company with the
professor. The Kappa Sig lost
some of his customary composure
. . , be sure and watch for buffalo
oi bear burgers at the Ship Shape
Inn. when meatless Tuesday dolls
around, but their hamburgers are
really a gourmand's favorite too.
Whenever you're needing refreshment, remember the Ship Shape
Inn is nautical, but nice.
.   .   .   •
• ANY co-ed knows what importance the proper foundation garment has, and B. M.
Clarke's of 2517 GranviUe Street
South, have just received a new
shipment of Gothic brassieres designed to fit even the most difficult figure. The name of Gothic in
brassieres is proof enough that
you can feel assured of smart
lines for your most fitted dress or
suit ... an Alpha Phi was going
down town the other day when
she noticed that all the people who
sat behind her seemed to be
laughing. Eventually some considerate young man pointed out
that she had a transfer well pinned
in the veil on the bade of her hat
—the pin took about an hour to
remove . . . B. M. Clarke's offtfc
these brassieres in tewose 4fl|
white in sizes Junior, JjjtgN
and Full. Prices tfMtfflP" to
suit any budget, nlJfl^Bp 91°°
Io U.98 and one "tiflP-ft •• M
Clarke's hosiery ahdjfla located on
Granville near Broadway, tf you
are looking for the finest in corsetry.
• IN THE RAW fur sale last
weak many of the finest furs
went to the New York Fur Com-
panyond soon these prize -kins
will be fashioned into beautiful
furs so characteristic of the New
York Fur Company at 79? West
Georgia. The label of the New
York Fur haa always stood as the
symbol of quality and perfection
... a short dark Alpha Oam is
now sporting a brand new Pal U
pin that aha exchanged for his
Varsity pin ... In war time we
are told to conserve and what better way la there than to have a
smart remodelling job done on
your old fur coat, oecauae to conserve does not mean you need to
be old-fashioned. Or have your
coat repaired now while the New
York Fur Company can do a
quick, efficient job—If you wait it
may mean delay In getting your
furs back. By giving your furs to
the New York Fur Company you
can be certain that they will have
the best possible care, and if you
are having your furs repaired
they will come back to you as
good as new. Page Four
Tuesday, January St, 1#44
Phi Kappa Sigs Win Swimming Meet
Backstone Record
Equaled By Banf ord
•   THE INTRAMURAL SWIMMING meet came to a glorious finish last Friday night with the Phi Kappa Sigs
taking the meet for the first time. Mu Phi followed close
behind and Zeta Psi placed third in this very close battle.
Aa Hie •ore shows the events
ware _§,#oeely contested, and it
wjft J0y that extra spurt that
tff%ny team ahead. Hare are the
jfres and we sea (hat the engin-
§gm lacked tint extra spurt, probably ihe result of hard study ar
Phi Kappa Sigma —IN
Mu Phi —-"•
Eeta P_ .- ~  "•
Phi Oamma Delta  -*._120
Alpha Dleta Phi   HI
Delta Upatlon  -»
Sigma Phi Dtfta  N
Kappa Sigma ••
Sngl&ears .._......»......«».......—».«••.«__. ss
Pal Kappa PI  — —- ••
Pal Upatlon  •*
Gamma —•- _....~~~ 71
Phi Delta Tliett — Tt
Lambda  —_—.—.- It
Beta Theta PI  *•
Although no records ware broken, tha time for tho back stroke
was equalled by Buck Banted, a
member of tho Mu Phi entry. The
eventa started right on time with
Bob Milan and Bus Ellis officiating, a |ob which they did very
well and deserve a lot of praise
for tt too.
Prank Francis an engineer of
tho Phi Kappa Sig clan, caused a
little uproar in the plunge for
distance event. Taking off with
• big splash, he slowed down at
the 86-foot mark where he remained for an unknown length of
time. Not forgetting his public he
took time out at the minute mark
to raise his hand at all the spectators who were telling him to get
out because he waa slipping back
to the 34-foot mark; with his head
submerged he probably mistook
the unintelligible babble as cheers
from his admirers.
Individual winners ware:
1. Doug Edwards: First in 4e-yd.
free style.
Second in fO-yd. free style.
Swam in the winning relay
Birds And Lauries
J. Langdon
Helps Oirls
Tangle Here Wed. Swim Frolic]
• UBC'S THUNDERBIRDS meet Lauries Pie-Rates in
their third game of the Inter City League here at the
campus gym tomorrow night at 9 o'clock. This last week-end
saw plenty of basketball action with Varsity victorious over
Victoria Army, 46-36, and Pat Bay Gremlins triumphing
over Vancouver Combines 60-49.
t  Jim Scott: First In tf-yd. free
Second in 40-yd. free style.
I.  Len Mitten: First ia underwater,
econd in back stroke.
Len Mitten, incidentally, swam
the 20-yd under ln 12.8 seconds,
a time which equals that of tha
back stroke. The closest race of
the evening was the relay in which
Phi Kappa Sigs and the Mu Phi
finished in a dead heat.
There were many favourable
comments by the participants at
the end of tho meet and all seemed to be looking forward to more
gala eventa of this kind in tha
very near future.
In the game at Victoria, tha
Thunderbirds really turned on tha
heat in their determination to
make up for their set-back by
Vancouver in the first game of tha
season. Only once were the soldiers ahead, and that was for only
a few seconds at the start of tha
game when McKay scored from tha
"Big O" Bakken came back with
two quick baskets for the students,
and for the rest of the game they
kept the lead. Bakken found the
hoop for eight points in the first
stanza to lead Varalty scoring.
Quarter time score was J4-11.
"Fatboy" Stilwell got hot in the
next canto, scoring six of the
Thunderbird's eight points of this
period. Again ln this quarter the
collegians outscored the Army
club and brought the half time
score to 22-18.
"Sandy Robertson seemed to be
sadly off in his warm-up in the
rest period, although he had been
working quite smoothly in the
first half, obtaining six points. But
from the opening whistle of the
third stanza, he was definitely on.
Where he had been missing every
shot in his tiiree-minute practice,
he now was swishing them ln with
ease. But the rest of the team did
their share, with Franklin, Weber,
Sykes and Stilwell getting a
basket apiece. The students edged
the soldiers 14-12 in tills period.
Don Woodhouse, Victoria boy of
the Thunderbirds, was acclaimed
for his tally in the last quarter by
his home town crowd. Robertson
continued his scoring to keep Varsity's lead, but the most remarkable feat of the Anal canto was
dona by Victoria's Art Chapman
in sinking four gift shots in a row.
The 'Birds ended a full 10 points
to tho good with a final score of
Doug Peden led the Victoria
cagers with 12, and Art Chapman
SfotiSdrfB I
scored 9. Robertson waa top* for
the game, gathering 17 points for
his alma mammy. Bakken was
next for the students with 10, followed by Stilwell with 8.
"George" Sykes, in his stupendous checking of Art hapman, was
a major factor in the Army's defeat, and although ho obtained
only three points, he well deserved
the title of "Stellar Baaketear".
"Peanut" Weber and "Hopper-
Franklin were particularly obnoxious to the soldiers In their retrieving of rebounds. From the
foul strip, the 'Birds made 4 of
their eight while the Army converted 10 from 17.
All the little Thunderbirds were
particularly happy over their success which puts them even with
the Combines with one win apiece.
A win tomorrow night will put
them ahead in first place with the
Flyers. Harry Franklin said it was
the first time he has played for
a team that has beaten Chapman.
Nevertheless, the Army boys are
.a swell bunch, and played a good
game. Doug Peden helped us out
by picking us up at the hotel, and
driving us back after the game.
VARSITY: Robertson 17, FrankUn 4, Johnson, Weber 2, Bakken
10, McLeod, McGeer, Woodhouse 2,
Stilwell 8, Sykes 3. Total 46.
ARMY: Chapman 9, Augustine 5,
Sparks 6, Peterson, McKay 4, Long,
Peden 12.  Total 36.
Sunday   Meet
of USC - UOC
• MORE than half a hundred
competitors took part in the
first combined meet of the Ski
Club and Outdoor Club last Sunday. Before an enthusiastic crowd
of spectators the skiers flashed
down the Dam downhill course
on a good fall of powder snow.
The meet opened with the first
man in A class pushing off at
1:00. Other competitors followed
at two minute intervals, the last
man leaving just after 3:00.
Gerry Lockhart, a native of
Hollyburn running the course for
the first time won "A" class with
the excellent time of 1:09. A post
entry, Bill Sharp, placed second
with 1:11. Hank Tledje and Bob
Crosby tied for third place with
George Hamilton, also of Holly-
burn and also running the course
• THE GAYEST and wettest
party of the year will take
place next Saturday night, seven-
thirty sharp, at the Y.M.C.A. pool.
Here'gorgeous coeds will show
off just what they can do when
it comas to Pie-Plate racing and
comic, diving. Not only will the
girls be strutting their stuff but
also Joan Langdon, two-time winner of the Rose Bowl, will show
just how it should be done.
To top everything else, girls,
this party Is FREE.
Following are the nine eventa
scheduled for the night:
(1) Dress-up relay: Four girls
from each team swim one length
in certain articles of clothing supplied by the officials.
(2) Free-style Dash: One length,
two girls from each team.
(3) Swimming stunt Contest: Two
girls from each team, must have
two stunts.
(4) Medley Race: Four girls from
each team.
First length—Breaststroke.
Second length—Backstroke.
Third length—Free style.
Fourth length—Free Style.   •
(5) Lighted Candle Race: Two
girls from each team.
(6) Diving contest: Two girls from
each team.
(7) Red Cross Race: Two girls
from each team.
(8) Pie Plate Race: Single entry.
(9) Shuttle Relay,
Teams will be formed at the
pool and to avoid unnecessary
confusion girls are asked to pick
out the four contests out of the
first eight that they wish to enter,
from this list of contests.
cold, turned in a time of 1:56 to
take first prize in "B" class. Second place was filled by Al White
with a time of 208. Tough luck
hit Doug Smith who was running
well ahead when he lost his ski
near the finish line. Nevertheless
he pushed home on one ski to place
third with 2:15.
June Lake took the girls "A"
class with 2:32, and Bev d'Easum
won "B" class.
John Hicks, Roy Hooley, and
Bert Auld placed one, two, three
in "C" class.
The race was run off with only
one ski broken and no personal
injuries whatsoever.
Don Roes, treasurer of AMS
acted as time recorder at the bottom of the run. Walter Roots,
CASA timer, officiated as starter,
Bruce Bewell and an unidentified VOC member named Ernie
timed at the bottom.
Special thanks were extended
to Bev d'Easum and Vivian Walton, who prepared a sumptuous
turkey dinner for the contestants.
Presidents Hank Tiedje and Al
Bluechel expressed great satisfaction that the meet went over so
Tie For UBC Soccer
Team ln Victoria
• BOTH goals proved impregnable on Saturday when UBC
Soccer Team played to a scoreless
tie at Victoria's Royal Athletic
The game ranged from goal to
goal, both teams playing beautiful
ball in an attempt to score that
one all-important goal. Temperatures rose, and only the final
whistle kept the players from staging a free-for-all on the field.
In the first half, Harold Daykln,
attempting to head the ball, collided with L. Booth in mid air
ond fell to the ground with blood
streaming from his nose. He was
taken off the field and Larry Todd
took  over  at halfback.
Victoria  almost   took   the  game
in the second half when a penalty
shot was awarded against John
Olliver for handling. Gower took
the shot, a low ball, which goalie
Gamble scooped up easily and
tossed behind the goal.
Both goalies played a beautiful
game. Henry Chang was easily
the best man on the field. There
will be a return game in March at
Varsity if the plans for the game
go through.
On the mainland Varsity rolled
over Boilermakers 6 to 4 in a game
which saw Don Petrie carry off
the honours of playing the best
game but Fred Hole scored three
of the students counters. Roy
McNeil got two and Petrie scored
the sixth goal on a penalty shot.
Rugger XV Loses
To Van. Reps, 9-8
•   VARSITY THUNDERBIRDS lost any possible grip tbey
could have had on the McKechnie Cup last Saturday
at Brockton Point by dropping a tough game of English
rugby to Vancouver Reps by the count of 8 to 9.
Playing without four of their       immediately on the laat Mm ef
best players the students were in
command of tha play for over
three-quarters of the playing time.
They led by 5 to 4 at the end of
the first half and went three points
farther up' early in the' second
frame, only to have tha Repa put
over a goal-post try In tho middle
of the half.
The Thunderblrda, laat Saturday
were a team that waa really
worthy of winning tha game. The
strength in the scrum waa altogether different from that which
was put out in Victoria tha weak
The students lacked pounds and
pounds of weight in the scrum
line but were able to push the
opposition back a good part of
the, time. The fighting spirit was
such that practically nothing could
stop them.
The three line was a picture to
see. With McKercher at five-
eighths, feeding the ball to Raid
and Morrison tha man looked like
a combination impossible of showing in Victoria. It was only a few
sloppy plays that let the Reps get
a chance to score. But on these
sloppy plays Vancouver knew how
to take advantage of the situation
to the best advantage.
A passing play that had the Rep
defence baffled produced the first
Varsity tally. Reld, Morrison, and
Pequis fondled the ball in that
order to gain an easy try. Doug
Reid converted. Maybe with over
confidence, maybe with a little tiring, the students went to pieces
for a few moments and Harry
Winters got a chance to score an
easy field goal.
The half ended with the score
S to 4 in our favor and confidence
high that the game would be won
by the Blue and Gold. To give the
game a little surer aspect John
Wheeler fell over the line with a
second student try. Tiie try came
only after repeated scrum plays
defense for the Vancouver players.
The convert waa from a partfaular-
ly difficult angle and
The game went back and
over the field for most of tha remaining minutes of play tuutt Big
Cot-mack got a break awar -"**
a loose Varsity play and placed
the ball beside the goal pa* t»
make the convert very aasp fcr
Harry Winters.
Now down by one
Thunderbirds made a
bid to regain the lead, bet t_m
and fortune were against >
Jack McKercher received a I
wound and was put out lor tha
rest of the game and Norm Cooke
was nursing a very painful bancs
McKercher until this that had
been leading the Varsity attack
and had been* showing grand performance on the defence.
This defeat for Varsity pats theft
out of the running for ihe prised
McKechnie Cup. They now hare
but one game to play again* Vie*
toria, but have only two points Is
their credit Vancouver has three
points to its credit and one game
to play against Victoria. Tha Crimson tide has two games to play but
has already got three points. Tht
best that can happen ls a tit for
all three teams for the league lead,
but since the cup is a challenge
cup Victoria will keep it if Van.
couver does not win lt
Left ln unknown car: one suit
and one tux. Finder please phone
ALma 0381.
And there was the hotel they
called the Fiddle because it was
such a vile inn.
Bngineer: "I like maths, when it
isn't way over my head,"
Aggie:  "That is tiie way I feel
about pigeons, too."
For your
Stationery Euppftas
Fountain Pens
Slide Rules
Seeies, etc.,
for the present tmm
Tmwwi, -ML
Special student rale on presentation
of your student's pass.
An All Star Cast
In Technicolor
Color Cartoon
Joan Crawford, Fred
MacMurray In
"Swing Shift Maisie"
Frank Sinatra, Mlchele
Morgan, Jack Haley in
plus finals of
Sinatra Contest
John Garfield, Maureen
O'Hara In
plus "The 7th Victim"
Hrs.: 9 a.m. to 5 pan.; Saturdays 9 ajn. to noon
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