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 University Heads Decide Fate Of Arts Students
McNamara Tells Delegates
No Mid-Term Call-ups Yet;
But Incompetence Must Go
vol. xxv
No. 22
Freda Trepel, Pianist
Comes Wed. As Feature
•   TOMORROW NOON sees the first pass feature of 1943
with the presentation of talented 23-year-old Canadian
pianist, Freda Trepel.
Mies Trepel has had outstanding
successes in the United States and Outstanding *  •   •
recently returned to Canada to
give two recitals for war charities
in her native city, Winnipeg and
won further acclaim of the critics
lor a recital given in Regina this
She is a former pupil of Rudolph
Ganz, famous conductor and pianist and president of the Chicago
Musical College.
She has won the highest honor
awarded any piano student being
selected to play the Tchaikovsky
Concerto with orchestra conducted
by Leon Sametini at Orchestra
Hall, Chicago, and has appeared
with the Cameo Salon, a circle of
artists in the Cyrus McCormick
Mansion together with the famous
artists of the Metropolitan and
Chicago Civic Operas and compos-
er-planlsts. In aid of British War
Relief she appeared with Percy
Grainger In the Gold Room of the
Congress Hotel, Chicago.
In announcing her broadcast the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
described her as having a rare
platform presence which when "allied with her magnificent, musical
gifts makes an appearance of this
artist a memorable event."
Last Year's Winners
Forum Sends
To Victoria
worth and Jim Wilson
are representing UBC in the
Victoria Cross, Debate
against Victoria College,
slated for Friday, January
The subject is to be: "Resolved
that after the successful termination of this war, the United Nations do, or do not, Institute reprisals."
Foster Isherwood, president of
the Debating Forum, is confident
of a UBC victory. "We've won
quite consistently in the past," he
This debate has no connection
with the McGoun Cup contest.
Run For
• TEN LOVELY candidates for Queen of the
Red Cross Ball on January
22 have been named from
the sororities, one from
Phrateres, and one from the
freshette ranks.
The beautiful babes whose nomination has been announced are
Phyllis Bishop, Gamma Phi; Ann
Beddome, Alpha Delta Pi; Barbara Bell, Kappa Kappa Gamma,
Daphne Ryan, Alpha Gamma Delta; Buddy Graham, Alpha Phi;
Helen Welch, Delta Gamma; Margie, Beale, Kappa Alpha Theta;
Peggy Moyles, Alpha Omicron, Pi;
Barbara Greene, Phrateres; and
Audrey Buchanan, Freshettes.
This mass of pulchritude that
has been lined up will be shown
to the campus at a beauty preview several days before the Ball.
Rationing Brings 8:10's
Results: Misery
•   GAS RATIONING, the rubber shortage and the resultant bus crisis being what they are, the only way out
was the inauguration of staggered lectures, appalling as the
idea might seem.
The results are Interesting to
note. Dr. Blakey, generous with
rides to unfortunates waiting hopelessly for buses at tho corner of
Tenth and Sasamat, declared her
8;10to 9:30 were noticeably punctuated with yawns. After all, 55
minutes is the maximum time for
intelligent concentration. And her
battles to overcome thc noise and
excitement of 8:30's leave her
vocal organs exhausted.
Yet a change in the status quo
was inevitable. Since the gasoline
ration of April 1, 1942, the B.C.E.R.
has returned the four Pacific Stage
1 uses and consequently has replaced these by four others. But
the number of buses serving thc
campus remains at seven—the same
as ever before any ration. In an
interview,   Mr.   Thornton   of   the
B.C.E.R.  stated  that  there  Is no*
possibility   of   getting   any   mora
Of the 200 cars that arrived for
8:30 lectures previous to the ration, approximately 125 have dropped out of regular arrival. And
'so people stagger into 8:10 lectures.
Pub Meets
There will bo a meeting for all
those interested in joining the Publications Board on Wednesday, an-
uary 13, in tho Pub office. This
meeting was formerly scheduled
for Tuesday, but has been changed
to allow students to attend class
*,  >
• OTTAWA, Jan. 10.—(CUP)—There will be no basic
changes in government policies regarding Arts courses
without full consultation between government officials and
university authorities, Arthur MacNamara, Director of Selective Service, assured delegates at a conference of 23 university presidents and deans today.
TORONTO: MacNamara assured
delegates that no mid-year call-
up notices will be sent out in the
near future. "Canada's man-power
needs are not so pressing that they
require anyone under 16 or perhaps 18 years to sacrifice their
education during war-time," he
"The greatest asset of our nation
is our growing generation", he
continued. "On its quality our
whole future depends, and we must
make every effort to maintain the
quality of our educational standards."
MacNamara also gave an official
assurance that If universities conscientiously weed out incompetent
mediocre students, and continue
compulsory military training, no
further restrictions will be immediately necessary.
• SEEN HERE is Bob Bonner, who was
a member of the winning debating team last
year, as he is presented with the famous
McGoun Cup by Ted McBride, president of
Students' Council for 1941-42. This year the
debaters will be Dick Bibbs, Lee Carbert,
John Hetherington, and Dave Williams. They
were chosen yesterday afternoon by judges
Professord F. G. G. Wood, Dr. J. Crumb,
and Dr. W. Sage, who decided they had the
best ability among the contestants. It has
not yet been decided which two will remain
in Vancouver and which will travel east to
the University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon. The losers in yesterday's eliminations
will assist the debaters in preparing their
Evacuated Students In
Canada Receive Remittance
•    INFORMATION concerning the proposal that overseas
students domiciled in Canada be given University education until after the war has been released to the UBYSSEY
by the president's office.
In touch with Dr. R. C. Wallace,        ——— ■
principal of Queen's University
and Chairman of the National Advisory Committee, the Right Honourable Malcolm MacDonald, United Kingodm High Commissioner,
sent the following statement to Dr.
L. S. Knick. It is quoted from
a longer memorandum sent to the
"In order to ensure that all boys
and girls attending or having the
opportunity to attend a university
and thus entitled to receive these
remittances (£10 per month from
overseas) are aware that this new
concession has been made on their
behalf it would be much appreciated if the university authorities
would both draw the matter to
their attention, and at the same
time inform this office, in order
that the authorities in London can
in turn be informed that the pupil
in question is regarded by the university as a suitable recipient of
this concession.
latively small number of overseas
students domiciled in the pro-
province of B. C. enter this session
provide dthey present promissory
note signed by their parents or
guardian that their fees will be
paid at the conclusion of the war.
In accepted cases remittances
will be authorized for a year In
tho first instance, provided that
this does not continue after the
pupil has reached 18Vs.
"The authorities in London are
anxious to be put in a position
to answer the enquiries which they
are now receiving in considerable
numbers from parents of evacuated children in regard to the cost
of university education in Canada."
"Little information on this subject is available in London and
such of it as has been possible to
collect in this office is neither
complete nor authoritative."
"Tho assistance of the universities would therefore be much appreciated in replying to tho request which has been received
from London for details concerning tuition fees, university subscriptions, and cost of residence at
Canadian universities for courses
n Arts( Science, Engineering or
It has been agreed by the Board
of Governors at U.B.C. that a re-
Marks Higher
This Year
Says Faculty
• MARKS have been generally higher due to the
extra work by members of
the faculties. A more serious-minded under-grad.
body is responsible for the
better record.
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, speaking
for the Faculty of Arts, stated,
"My impression is, that the Individual marks have been higher
than other years. There seem to
be more out-standing first classes.
Tho students exhibited quite a bit
of restlessness due to the threat
of army draft, but took their work
much more seriously. There were
tho usual number of failures out
of a greatly increased registry.
Dean Finlayson speaking for the
engineer.*, "I think the students
havo made a record this year.
They (the engineers) seemed to
get right down to work at the beginning and kept it up right
through the term. The same hardworking attitude seems to prevail
after exams, too."
"Although attendance has broken
all records; there has been no Increase in casualties among the engineers at Xmas-time."
IRC Topic
and speakers, from Japan to SCweden to Central Europe, will be the feature of the spring program
of the International Relations
Club, which begins tomorrow evening.
"Central Europe" is the topic to
be discussed tomorrow evening by
Leon Koerner, Czechoslovakian
lumberman who has travelled extensively throughout Europe during the critical period before the
outbreak of war.
Margaret Campbell, R.N., a UBC
graduate who spent several months
in the British Settlement Hospital
in Kobe, Japan, and from there
went to a British Government Hospital In Hong Kong shortly before Pearl Harbor, will be the
speaker at the next meeting.
Professor F. H. Soward, faculty
advisor of the IRC, will describe
the discussions and decisions of
the recent conference on post-war
reconstruction which he attended
at Mont Tremblant, Quebec, shortly before Christmas.
The meeting tomorrow evening
will be held at the home of Helen
Manning, president of the IRC,
5550 Chancellor Boulevard, and all
those Interested In world affairs
are invited to attend.
Open Bidding
Starts Jan* 15
e FOURTEEN girls entered their
names for open bidding during
the registration period last week
at the office of the Dean of Women. The lists for sororities were
ready yesterday, and any sorority
who has not called for its list
rhould  do so  immediately.
The bids may be given out anv
time between January 15 and February 1, but any sorority intending to hid an eligible rushee must
notify all other sororities three
days before offering ihs bid.
Rushees are allowed to receive
one bid only. Once a bid has been
accepted, it may not be returned
in favor of another.
• STUDENTS in engineering, science and technical courses have been lifted
above the grasp of the armed
services and the war industries by a new regulation
passed last week.
This regulation, in an effort to
facilitate the training of students
in technical courses, provides that
none of these students may be "interviewed or solicited" for service
or employment, or offered employment without the permission of
Labor Minister Mitchell.
However, students, before entering or continuing technical courses
must undergo a physical examination and must say whether or not
they are willing to enter the army
as technical officers on the completion pf their courses.
The names of those volunteering
will be submitted to the branches
of the army who will be thus enabled to select their future officers
from the list. These men will, on
the completion of their courses,
be taken on the strength of the
unit needing their services.
This regulation will, according
to Arthur McNamara, director of
the National Selective Service, by
whom the facts were made public,
enable the army to obtain a constant supply of technical officers,
of whom many under previous
conditions would have entered employment or service in a capacity
not calculated to use to the full
then* technical training; and will
enable the men themselves to see
more clearly In what dlrction their
duty lies.
Ninety Bac's
At Queen's U.   .
e NINETY students, comprising
five per cent of the total registration, were asked to withdraw
from Queen's University after the
Christmas exams, in accordance
with the order in council issued
last term.
The students were considered
individually by a faculty committee. Where a case was doubtful,
tho inspectors were consulted.
Fifty-six out of the ninety students were in Arts, and included
thirty-four women, (twenty-onn
freshettes) and nine freshmen. Out
of twenty-five Science students,
eleven were in first year. Tiie remaining nine students were In
Medicine, four freshmen, four juniors and one in fifth vonr. Page Two
Tuesday, January 12, 1943
From The Editor's Pen
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G% prgasett     "IT DOES TASTE GOOD IN A PIPE!
Arts Regulations
We have just received a general outline
of the new regulations regarding the status
of male students enrolled in liberal Arts
courses, and, although no definite comment
can be offered until the full details are
known, the plan would seem to be in every
way a fair and just program in the light of
present events.
Removal of all physical fit males from
the Arts faculty will result in a very serious
disruption and deterioration of the standards of the Arts faculties of our Canadian
universities, yet the prosecution of the war
must always be the first consideration of any
government plan. It would seem that the
Canadian man power situation has reached
a stage in which the advantages of leaving
a man in university to study are over-balanced by the need for that man in the armed
In the cultural and political life of a
nation, in which less than one per cent, of
the population ever enjoys a university
education, removal of a large number of
those taking Arts courses will create a gap
which will not be filled for a long time. If
the war continues for any length of time
then the reduction of university trained people will be felt during the post-war period.
The Canadian government has recognized
this fact and has made a great effort to prevent the situation arising. It has at all times
shown an attitude of fairness and of foresight in dealing with the problem.
Nevertheless the war has caused disruption of nearly every phase of what we
choose to call "normal" life and it is only
a matter of time until every occupation,
which is not absolutely essential to the
prosecution of the war will be stopped. The
Arts faculty is important, however its immediate effect in the prosecution of the war
is limited, and apparently the time has come
to sacrifice it.
If it should become necessary to take
the students of the Arts faculty from their
'studies immediately, then the government
would be perfectly justified in doing so.
Male students at present enrolled in Artd
feel that they are not shirking in being here
rather than in the fighting forces, because
the government has given them every opportunity to continue their studies and has indicated that it desired them to carry on. If
the manpower officials should change their
attitude and definitely inform   them   that
•    CRACKPOTS'  heydays  are  here  for
the duration, and then some.  How many
schemes have you here for post-war reconstruction?
The commonest scheme for post-war reconstruction that I've heard is a World
Court with the United States, Great Britain,
Russia and China playing the leading parts.
A World Court would be admirable if
it worked. I don't think it could. A lot of
people say they know it couldn't.
Without the United States in the World
Court, it would have no more power than
had the League of Nations. The points of
view of the States and other countries in
many instances clash. In view of this, it
would be difficult to have agreement on policy in a World Court.
I suppose its human nature for a man
to think that he is the greatest thing that's
ever happened. It is also human nature for
a man to think that his country is better
than any other in the world.
In this respect, human nature has come
out into full bloom in the United States.
In the States they have the biggest dam, the
tallest buildings, the longest bridges, and in
my opinion, some of the fattest heads, in the
For Americans to enter whole-heartedly into any World Court, it would have to
be an American show—based on American
principles of government.
Politics in the United States are a complicated,  often  misleading messy  business.
their place was in the forces then the students would not object. The only complaint that most male students eligible for
the draft have had was that the government
was not always definite and it frequently
left the individual in a quandary as to what
was wanted of him.
As to the conference itself, it would
seem that their plans were well considered,
and that representative and qualified group
of university officials met with the manpower execptive to draw up a plan for the
future handling of the question.
To eliminate the Arts faculty would be
to destroy the work of years. At most institutions the faculties are built up over a
course of time, and they could not be rebuilt overnight. To close up the Arts faculties would mean that universities would become technical institutions rather than seats
of higher learning, and it would open the
way for a post-war generation which would
be strictly materialistic in its view point.
According to the new plan, which may
be altered to a more severe standard if future needs require it, provision has been
made for those who are not physically fit,
or who have been discharged from service,
as well as women, to continue their studies
in Arts. Also those students who make very
high marks may be excused if the university authorities deem it advisable in view of
thei* superior records.
This group will form the neucleus which
will make it possible to carry on the Arts
Faculty, and which will form the basis for
the rebuilding of the faculty after the war.
It is regrettable that Canadian universities, which are struggling to develop,
should be faced with this new problem
which maye set them back many years, yet
it would be more regrettable if the war
should be lost and an Axis regime instituted
in this country.
Judging by the record of the Nazis, who
have made it one of their first moves to
smash universities in any country which
they have occupied, Canadian universities
would soon feel the weight of the fascist
heel if we should sose the war. *Then we
would see the instigation a liberal Arts
course which would be a mockery of the
one which we 'know now, and students and
professors of the present universities would
face virtual elimination.
is a political system which permits minorities to over-rule majorities. It was a minority that defeated Woodrow Wilson's foreign
policy after the last war. Recently a minority group defeated an anti-poll-tax bill—a
minor issue perhaps, but nonetheless the ned
of democracy, rule by majority, wa sde-
Some Americans desire the disintegration of the British Empire. These chaps
condemn England for everything she has
done from 1066 on down. They drag out the
Indian question—one which very few Americans know anything about. I once heard an
American senator say that the States shouldn't have anything to do with England because she fought a war with China in 1840.
Americans have an empire just as certainly as the English. The fact that the
American empire is largely in a single block
does not exclude it from being an empire.
Their territory was acquired in progressive
steps just as did the English. Americans
charge England with at times acquiring
territory unethically. In the acquisition of
territory, the States has not always adopted
ethical methods.
The great wealth and position of the
States makes it imperative that they play
a leading part in world affairs. If Americans
had taken part in the League of Nations,
this war might have been averted.
In post-war years, we hope there will
be an alliance between England, the States,
Russia and China to keep things on an even
keel. This alliance, as well as keeping tho
peace, will attempt to further thc principle
of economic security for nations and individuals.
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With Malice
• ALTHOUGH it is not
my intention in the future to devote so much
space to the discussion of
music, I cannot let slip this
opportunity of commenting
on the section "About Symphonies," appearing as a part
of R. J.'s. Province column,
"Random Jottings," on Saturday, January 2.
Following a suggestion that the
average symphony constitutes an
endurance trial for the audience,
R.J. proceeds to prove in his inimitable way that Beethoven wasn't such a big bug as we hero
worshippers imagine. Give him
Tehalkovsky any day.
Well, it is only a matter of opinion,
but anyone with the temerity to
suggest, as he does, that Beethoven
is dreary, lays himself open to the
charge that he doesn't know what
he is talking about.
R.J.'s error seems to lie in the
fret that he is impressed by popular opinion to such an extent that
he would suggest that box office
appeal is the sure proof of greatness. It can be only with some
such thought as this in mind that
he would place Dvorak's 'New
World', that rather meaningless
collection of American Negro melodies, melodies beautiful in their
ori'ginal simplicity, but out of
place as themes in a great emotional expression, as his choice for
And it is thus, with a lofty and
complete disregard of the works
of Shostakovitch, Haydn, Sibelius
and, perhaps greatest of all, Mozart, that he passes on to talk of
the wonders of Cesar Franck and
Elgar, "who carried the symphony
to a greater height than Beethoven".
Consequently it is with surprise
nnd consternation that I pick up
the Province for Saturday, January 9 and find such praise of
Beethoven as would surpass any
composer's wildest dreams of fame.
R.J. must get his stuff out of more
than one person's column, or maybe Beethoven gave him a good
dinner during the week..
•   •   •   •
e PREVIOUSLY holding the belief that only on the radio could
such things occur, I was overjoyed
to hear of this incident. It seems
that Dr. F. H. Soward, whose
handwriting is not of the most
readable, returned an essay with
a word scrawled in the margin.
Unable to read the word, the student appealed to Dr. Soward. "The
word," was the reply, "is 'illegible'". "I know," said the student, "but what is the word."
»   •   •   •
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plus Added Feature
STAMPS Tuesday, January 12, 1943
Page Three
Mus, Soc. Takes Stage In (Pirates of Penzance9 In February
Cameron, McLean
Are Opera Leads
SnOppinQ   ^th Mary Ann
Mus. Soc. Directors
• NOW THAT it is so difficult
to get good jewellry . . . beads,
pendants, lockets, bracelets . . .
you will be interested to know
that the Persian Arts and CraftT
Shop, 507 Granville St. has a special service to repair broken jewellry. A tall blonde Players' Clubber, female and a tall dark Players' Clubber male were coming
out of the Dean of Women's office
* e
• EVERYONE looks for the label
that spells quality nnd you will
And quality in the shoes from the
Clever floor at Rae-son, 608 Granville St. A red-haired Phi Delt is
all bewildered about his pin. Seems
he lost it and it turned up planted
firmly on the bosom of a gal—and
he didn't plant it there either.
He's got it back again now, though.
e    e
• LYDIA LAWRENCE, dress designer,  has started  out right
this year by making several new
resolutions . . . first she started
out by redecorating her studio . . .
furthermore she has decided not
to make any promises to customers
• in the coming year . . . Pin plantings have started again ... A D.G.
pledge has culled an Alpha Delt
pin from an easterner . . . Lydia
* •
• MAKE A hit with your girl
friend by presenting her with
a box of Purdy's delicious candy,
from their store at 675 GranviT.a
St. A second year nurse was seen
on Broadway late one evening in
her pyjamas. Seems she had put
her skirt and coat over them as
she whipped down to the corner
for a cup of coffee and they slipped
* *
• LOOKING for a new brassiere?
You'll find just your style in
a variety of prices at B. M. Clarke's
2519 South GranvUle St. A tall
Phi Delt was celebrating his birthday yesterday, and his Kappa girlfriends were going to help him by
singing "Happy Birthday" and kissing him at noon in the Caf, but
together the other day and heard
n remark from a passer-by about
them "Gee, are they going to get
married or something?" This Individual shop has also many interesting old pieces of jewellry from
all parts of the world. Beautiful
lockets and pendants that might
have graced the throat of somo
queen or princess in past ages are
to be found in this unusual shop.
These shoes on the Clever floor
ore styled for smartness, comfort
and quality, and at a price that
everyone can pay. All shoes on
this floor are $5.95 and the range
of styles at present is excellent. .
you will be able to find there
everything   in   sport,   casual   or
more dressy styles.
has a wonderful set-up for this
year In spite of government regulations ... A beautiful third
year girl has a Phi Delt pin from
her Navy boy-friend . . . just drop
up and see Miss Lawrence in her
studio at 576 Seymour St. in the
Arts and Crafts building and let
her figure out your wardrobe for
this year.
down. These delicious "sweets for
the sweet" will melt in your
mouth ... so give some to the
girl friend and she will melt In
your arms. Candy will make a
hit with anyone—especially these
days of rationed sugar. Purdy's
candy is made of all the finest ingredients so you are sure of a
good thing when you buy Purdy's.
he heard about it and whipped out
before they could carry out their
plans. These brassieres come in
tea-rose and white and are made
of lace, satin and batiste. Prices
vary from 49c to 69c, 79c, $1.00,
$1.25, $1.50, and $1.95. Drop in and
see for yourself what these brassieres can do for you.
Take advantage of your privileges-
Vote at Arts Class Elections,
Noon Today!
•   THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, one of Gilbert and
Sullivan's comic operas, will be presented by the Musical
Society February 10,11, 12 and 13 in the Auditorium.
The opera is about a mythical and slightly slap-happy
bunch of Englishmen who have banded together for comradeship, education and swag.
Labour Minister May
Demand More Engineers
•   THE MINISTER OF LABOR has forwarded a group of
regulations concerning the future employment of University Science students.  He stated that a science student
means a male person who has registered at a university as
a full time student during all or part of the academic year
for a course thc successful completion of which will qualify
him as a technical person.
The university is required to for-       _____■__«____»________«____««__
ward information* concerning
science students registered, and
if, in the opinion of the Minister,
the number should be increased,
he will recommend to the university steps to be taken to train thc
necessary number.
Mtf Griffiths Cone;
Dean's New Sec'y Is
Ex-King Ed Student
• SOMEONE new has been
The familiar place of Miss M.
Griffiths, secretary to Dean Dorothy Mawdsley has been filled this
year by a new secretary. Her
name is Miss "Bobby" Payne.
Dark and brown-eyed, Miss
Payne began her duties last Monday. Asked how she likes university life after her first week,
she laughs and says "just swell".
"Bobby", as she is known t.>
former school friends, is a graduate of King Edward High School.
She took her University Entrance
there and then completed a business course.
She is looking forward to a good
year in her new position
(Continued from Page 2)
e IT IS WITH a distinct feeling
of public service that I bring
to the world news of the strange
form of amusement of the Players'
Club, The game, or is it ritual
is performed by a number of persons, crouched on the floor, with
heavy shawls covering their
grieving bowed heads. After several moments of complete silence
one of the members, in a voice of
sorrow, murmurs "Poor Russia."
Silence falls. From under another shawl comes "Babakayev." Silence falls. After some time someone says "Finogenov." Silence
falls. And so on. Reminds me of
a joke I once heard, but no, it
couldn't end that way.
Every science student is required to make a declaration indicating whether he wishes to volunteer for service in the armed
forces, submit to such medical examinations as the Department of
National Defence shall require,
undergo military training in the
Reserve Army as required by the
Minister, and accept employment
in essential work as required by
the Minister, remaining in such
employment until further notice
from the minister, provided the
student does not volunteer for military service.
The Minister also requests that
every university shall supply him,
from time to time, with a list of
the names of Science students who
wish to volunteer for service as
technical officers, and the Minister
will select from these names persons who, in his opinion will fulfill the requirements of each
branch of the Armed Forces, and
in turn submit these names to tho
branches in question.
These regulations came into effect December 1, 1942.
These Victorian Robin Hoods of
the sea fiercely attack opposition
much stronger than themselves
and, curiously enough, get beaten
every time. Their main weaknes.?,
contrary to most pirates' failings,
which are somewhat ribald, is
orphans, big ones, little ones,
pretty ones and ugly ones.
Every time they capture an orphan the pirates, realizing they
have a common bond of misfortune with said orphan, release it,
with no riggings or planks attached.
It so happens that a young gentleman, Frederick by name, is
farmed off to the pirates by a
regrettable error on the part of
his nursemaid and before he Is
aware of the exact score, he is
serving his apprenticeship with the
Pirates of Penzance.
And, since pirates will pirato
and plunder, in the course of their
activities, they pick up an old
gentleman, a rich general by occupation, and his numerous and
fair daughters.
The old general, wily codger
that he is, lies himself blue in
the face and finally convinces thc
pirates that he is an orphan
through no fault of his own. But
before the general can take his
leave, one of his daughters hooks
young Frederick, who subsequen-
ly becomes one of tho general's
As the general's aide, Frederick
sets out to efface the pirates from
the landscape of Merrie England.
But through a curious quirk of
Father Time, Frederick finds his
age is against him and he still
must serve his apprenticeship with
the pirates and therefore is rendered incapable of taking action
against said miscreants.
However everything tends happily with the pirates finally holding down benches in the House
of Lords and with Frederick returning to lawful life with the
Glimpses of the rehearsals give
the impression that this will be the
best opera produced by the Musical Society.
Cecil Cameron, as Frederick, has
the male lead and Frances McLean
as Mabel, Frederick's wife, has
the female lead. The othe/ members of the cast are Keith Simpson
as the General, John Fish as the
Sergeant of Police, Max Warne as
the King's Lieutenant, Bob Mc-
Lellan as the Pirate King, Gwen
Telfer as Edith, one of the general's daughters and Alice Stone-
house, Irene Kennedy, and Elinor
Haggart who are all daughters ot
the general.
Tickets will be sold on the campus within two weeks and on Feb.
4, tickets will be on sale at Kelly's
on Seymour. The prices are 50c,
75c, and $1.00.
Students will be admitted free
on students' night, Wednesday,
February 10.
AMS Meet
To Sign
An AMS meeting will probably
be held in the near future to discuss the signing of Red Cross
Only 340 students signed the
waivers last year to swell the Red
Cross funds, compared to the 700
who signed the 1939-40 compaign.
Presidential nominations to be
held in February should now be
considered by the student body.
Fraternity and Sorority
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our Specialty
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Join the Publication Board and get the most out of
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Tuesday, January 12, 1943
'Bird Rugby Team Invades Victoria Sat
Team Set..
Cup Game
• NEXT Friday night fifteen players, a manager
and a coach will leave Uie
Campus to travel to Victoria
for the annual McKechnie
Cup playoff game. In previous years, this week-end
has always been one of the
highlights of school year.
The annual invasion of the
Island has had to be tamed
down considerably, owing to
the War.
Next Saturday afternoon at 2:30,
the Thunderbirds English Rugby
team play the Victoria contingent
at McDonald Field. There have
been considerable changes in the
line-up since the last game played
against Ihe Vancouver Reps on
November 21. At that time, the
students suffered a terrific shellacking of 44-0.
Since that date, the Varsity
Rugger players have definitely set.
tied down, and are determined to
even up the series. The enthusiasm has greatly Improved with
the turning out of several players.
It had been hoped that arrange-
mats could have been made to
have Victoria come to the University this week-end, and that
the return match could be played
in February. This would have
given the students time to develop an additional teem which
would have been sent over to play
Victoria College. However, owing
to such short notice, this plan had
to be dropped.
The Christmas exams cut deep
into the Varsity line-up, taking
Bob Owen and Sandy Thompson.
Moreover, Gordy McKee and Pat
Frith have joined the Air Force.
This loss has been more than
compensated by the return of Bill
Orr, Fred Lindsay, Doug Reld,
end Gerry Brown. Two new men
have been turning out to practices lately—Jack Ferry and Jack
Williamson—both are relatively
unknown but show signs of developing into first class players.
Norm Cooke, who played hook for
the second team before Christmas
has a good chance to make tho
first team—according to Coach
It is expected that Bill Orr will
play Breakaway; Fred Lindsay,
former ex-Byng star, will play
three-quarter; also, to play this
position will be Doug Reld, of
American Football fame. Gerry
Brown to play fullback.
Captain Al Narod is expected to
be moved from the three-quarter
line to fill Bob Owens place at
It has also been rumoured that
Jack Smedley, of Magee fame, is
to turn out. This should help the
team cpnsiderably.
There was a practice every day
last week, and there will be one
every day this week. That's just
how much the players are determined to come out on top when
they Invade Victoria on Saturday.
With all the changes that have
taken place, here is what the team
will prabably look like this Saturday.
Scrum Frank Eckman
Al Narod
Alec Jones
2nd Line   Don Johnson
Gerry Lockhart
Breakaway Hunt Wood
Bill Orr
7th Man  Bob Farris
Receiving Half	
John Wheeler
Three-Quarter Line 	
Jack McKercher
Doug Reid
Fred Lindsey
Wings Percy Hicks
Paul Jagger
Full Back Gerry Brown
Harlem Hoopers
—Photograph by Art. Jones
•   ABOVE IS A picture of the men who performed so ably for the students last Friday
in the gym.   Although they beat Varsity 41-21, they are definitely not the team 6f former years.   From left to right, they are: Ziggy Marcell, Goose Tatum, Inman Jackson, Stixx
Powell, Sing Singleton.
Win Fourth
Varsity Soccer team defeated the New Westminster
Royal Rifles 8-0 at Memorial
Park. This is their fourth
straight win for the Soccerites within the last month.
Led by Frankie Adams, who
scored 5 goals, the Varsity
congregation swamped the
Army from the opening minutes of the game.
Frankie Adams, playing Centre
Forward for the first time, really
sparkled throughout the whole
game. Within three minutes of
the opening whistle, Adams put
Varsity into the lead with a solid
kick through the posts.
Five minutes later, Pat Campbell,
playing inside right, boosted the
score to 2-0. Then Frankie Adams
counted for three more goals before the half time, whistle blew.
The first, on a lucky rebound off
the goal posts, the second, on an
assist from Jimmy Morton; and the
third, on a solo dribble.
The Varsity team had a great
deal of trouble during the first
half with offsides—mostly accounted for by Adams.
During the intermission, Coach
Baker told the boys to lay off
scoring, nnd practice combination
In the second half, Clem Phllley
scored after retrieving ms own
corner kick. Then frankie Adams
pushed another one through the
goalie's legs to make it 7-0 for
Varsity. Pat Campbell, playing an
excellent game, scored the last
goal on an assist from Jimmy
Some of the highlights of the
game were: Stu Roach's impassable defence. Every time the Army
vent into Varsity territory, Stu
was always there, retrieving the
ball and boosting it back inco Varsity's hands.
Bill Walker was the only casualty of the game; the ball hit
him a terrific blow in he face and
he nearly went down for the
count. However, he got up and
finished the game, in spite of spots
Pep Meet Friday
Noon Features
Basketball Team
• FOR THE FIRST TIME during the current basketball
season, members of the Varsity basketball club will be
introduced formally to the thousands of loyal supporters
who turn out at each game to root their idols home to victory. Pardon us, chums, we just became slightly intoxicated by the fumes from Willie (Stinker) Welsford's pipe, a
horrendous mixture consisting of rum, maple, and Glen-
castle bought in 50-lb. lots.
However, in order to acquaint
the thousands of students who
don't support their team with the
Thunderbirds, a super-coloeal pep-
meet will be held next Friday,
featuring as M.C., Jack McMillan
of the Radio Society; Phil Nimmons and his querulous quintet;
Jean Folkard, who sang with the
band last year; a quiz with contestants from the basketball club,
and a skit with real live women.
So-o-o, instead of clamouring in
long queues for your Friday copy
of the UBYSSEY, dash madly into
the Auditorium and prepare to be
In case any of you wish to start
your rabid support of the basketball team right away, there Is a
game at the Varsity gym next
Wednesday night at 8:30, which,
nq kidding, should be one of the
two best games of the season. The
best game, by the way, will probably be a return engagement of
the two clubs which play Wednes-
dany night. These two are the
present second-place Varsity boys
against the league-leading Shores
Varsity are just one game away
from first place, in which' spot are
perched Shores tied with Lauries.
appearing before his right eye.
Jimmy Morton was not playing
his usual game; although he was
of valuable ussLstance to his teammates. Manager Gordy Johnson
played a good game ?.t left forward; he seems to have a neat
knack of kicking the ball out of
The players for Varsity were:
poal, H. Smltk; rfb, M. Oughton;
lfb, S. Roach, lhb, E. Dzcnddlet
and L. Mornn; chb, B Walker;
rhb, G. Campbell; lw, G. Johnstone; 11, J. Morton; ef, F. Adams;
ir, P, Campbell, rw, C. Phllley.
In their only previous meeting
of this current season, Varsity took
a close 37-35 decision from Shores,
but since that time Shores have
gained their last year's coach,
Larry Haynes, and George McConnell, last year's top-scorer,
who is currently popping points
in at the rate of 16 per game. In
this same period of time, Varsity
lost the valuable services of their
star centre, Harry Kermode.
Here are the scoring figures of
the league with the legend running afg attempted field goals, cfg
converted field goals, pet. percentage, fs free shots, pf personal
If they win, there will be a three-
way   tie   for   the   league's   top
This game will be sepeclally Important to Varsity, since Shores
are expected to furnish the chief
opposition to the Thunderbirds'
quest for the league championship.
Lauries will be around to make
things interesting for both Varsity
and Shores but they are not generally considered in the same class
as the former two clubs partly because four of their victories have
basket banter
• AS SOME OF YOU may have noticed, Bill Backman,
of the Student's Council Backmans, was given a mild
going-over in last Friday's UBYSSEY. The reason this time
was "awrful" Arvid's refusal of the UBC basketball clubs request to collect a five-cent admission charge at Friday's
Globe-trotter game. This charge would have been sufficient
to pay the expenses incurred by members of the Varsity
basketball club during their recent Christmas trip over to
Victoria to play the Army basketball team. Backman had
previously reversed the usual tolerant attitude of previous
Students' Council treasurers and refused the granting of
any funds to the Varsity basketball club for their Christmas
However, although the UBC basketball club appeared
to have had legitimate grievance against Backman for not
charging admission to the Harlem game, there is a much
larger and more important reason why admission should
have been charged, but one that received considerably less
(if any) publicity.
It is this.»In previous years, an admission charge of
10 cents per head has always been charged the students,
the net proceeds going to some worth-while charity such as
the Red Cross in 1942. Here then at Friday's game was, a
golden opportunity to raise some money for the war effort.
The Ambulance Drive objective, for instance, could have
been easily reached by using the proceeds from the admission
that might have been charged.
' There were at least a thousand students who witnessed
the Harlem game. If twenty-five cents per student had been
charged (at the other three Vancouver Globe-trotter games,
the minimum charge was sixty cents), then a minimum net
total of $250 would have been realized.
What is Backman's reason for failing to charge an
admission and cash in financially on such an attraction as the
Globe-trotter game. He said, and we still find it hard to
believe, that no one had suggested it. Such a statement is
just not good enough
If no one had suggested officially to Backman that it
would be a patriotic and wise thing to charge admission to
the 'trotter game in aid of the war effort, then he (Backman)
should have known. Students Council member are presumed
to have a normal amount of grey matter, and if Backman
had ever gone to the trouble of recalling and heeding the
arrangements taken in past years regarding Varsity-Globetrotter games, then he would have realized that any game
in which the Harlem boys take part is bound to attract a
large crowd, regardless of the admission price.
The intolerant attitude which inspired the bungling
of Friday's game is to be found in the altogether-too-well-
known phrase which begins "Rod Morris and myself have
decided that ..."
Intra-Mural Basketball
BASKETBALL, TUES. JAN. 12—7:00 p.m.
Gammas vs. Betas
Eagles vs. Ka£pa Sig.
Lamba vs. Omlcron
Wed. Noon — DU vs. Phi Delta.
Entries Dues
Wed. By 9 a.m.
• ALL ENTRIES for the Intradural swimming meet must be
turned in by 9 p.m. on Wednesday,
January 13, moving along the
deadline from Tuesday.
In each event the entries are
limited with each team being allowed to put in one representative
Also one man may enter only two
events and one relay. This limits
the entries and gives everyone a
better chance to enter the meet.
Anyone wishing to sell 1941 Totem
Phone Perry Hooper, AL.-6621.
One member for car chain, vicinity of 49th. Urgent. Please
phone KErr. 3017.
Car for chain in Kitsilano. Must
be West of Balsam Street. BAy.
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