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The Ubyssey Dec 3, 1943

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 e Reply To
Prickly Pear
•   FRANKLY,   have   you
got religion?
This question raised by our
cynical Shrdlu is undoubtedly   on   that   seems   full   of
prickles to him—
When he talks of religion. I presume that, though he is rather abstract in his definition, he has reference to the Christian Religion
when he associates the church as
we know it and refers to churchgoers. The Christian religion Is the
religion that influences our Anglo-
Saxon civilization most and it
would have been better to have
been specific in his criticism.
In all likeUhood, University students have taken what reUgious
emphasis they have experienced
from their association with and
influence of the Christian reUglon.
Shrdlu talks about dogmatic
myths and doctrines but gives no
clue as to what he has in mind.
His argument that a chUd if left
to continue thinking by himself
probably would mould his thoughts
in a proper basis for an inteUectual
leUgious, beUet, Is entirely gratuitous and unscientific.
Such a statement of probability
does not come from a mind that
has thought the mitter through.
Rather is it the expression of an
individual who has an egotistical
sense of self-sufficiency, not very
It is news to the writer that the
lecture room at the university
offers anything by way of creed
or even the opportunity to develop one that wlU help a man
understand his responsibUlty to his
feUows unless he already has a
grounded sense of this responsi-
biUty for conduct ot his Ufe apart
from any branch of scientific research.
I can only understand his article
in the lack of sound dogma as to
his thesis that a man's religion is
a development of his scientific
training and contact.
Someone has said, and I believe
truly, that the economic and reUgious confusion of today is itself
the result of false spiritual and
inteUectual activity and has resulted in a social pandemonium
On the other hand what has the
Prickly Pear caretaker to offer by
way of a solid foundation for reUglon if it has to continually accommodate itself to the shifting*
sand of scientific research which
has per force to deal with things
If man is only a denizen of this
world there is no more meaning
in the civilization of the 20th century than in the barbarism of the
stone age. For the end of all human activity is death In which
triumphs and failures, aU pain and
pleasure, all heroism and cowardice, all vice and virtue come at
length to a Uke conclusion.
Nor are we any longer allowed
to sentimentalize about the advance of the race. For, if our life
be altogether of the terrestial order, the race itself wiU come to an
end as meaningless as the death
of the individual.
Frankly let us wake up and begin at the beginning.
How can the Christian religion
suit its fundamental doctrines to
the University man or woman as
asked for by Shrdlu any more
than to a person who has not
passed through its portals? The
Christian ReUglon is not a reUgion
of comparative values on the basis
of education as such, at any rate
not in the sense of development
from scientific research.
The Christian religion specifically
deals with man's relation to a God
defined as having a personal Interest in aU his creatures and must
be accepted on that basis to be of
any value whatsoever, its key stone
being man's immortality. It is
man's appreciation of purpose in
life that is fundamental In a truly
moral society and this In Anglo
Saxon civilization has sprung from
the Christian Religion. It is not
the dogmas and doctrines of the
Christian Religion that has resulted in much misunderstanding but
the flight from it.
If there is to be no dogmatic
formulation of religion then it follows there is to be no expUcatlon
of the meaning of religion for life
and no possibility of comparing
Ihe issues of Christian belief with
the tendencies of any particular
period. The church would, if this
were so, be deprived of intellectual
status,   surely   a   state   far   from
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No. 20
"Arabian Nights"
Theme Announced
For Red Cross Ball
•   GLAMOUR, ROMANCE, adventure—all these and much
more, are promised to students who attend the Red Cross
Ball by the theme, "Arabian Nights" which was announced
last week by the committee in charge.
Already work has begun In preparation for the dance, which Is
        being held on January 27 at the
~"~"~"""—"-~"—■■"■"""———       Commodore Cabaret.   The chorus
of sixteen lovely Arabian beauties
was chosen Tuesday and consists
of Audrey Buchanan, Daphne
Laird, Mona Quebec, Joan Anderson, Meryle Shields, Betty Foster,
Annabelle Sandison, Margaret Mc-
Ghee, Florence Mercer, Mary Beth
Hammond, Margie Beale, Joan
Clarke, Shirley Scrivener. Dorothy
Moxon, Bootle Hebb, Betty MlUens
and Maxine Johnson.
The chorus will be directed by
Joan Crewe Straight; Meryle
Shields is In charge of the arrangements for the chorus, Florence Mercer will supervise costumes ,and Joan Rodgers, make-up.
Chairman of the committee in
charge of the Ball is Anne Du- '
Moulin. This is the first time that
a woman has directed the arrangements, but Anne has proven her
abUity In other fields, notably the
Players' Club and LSE, and it Is
expected that under her supervision the Ball will be bigger and
better than ever before.
Other members of the committee
in charge Include' Les Raphael,
finances; Virginia Hammitt, publicity; Harry Pitts, decorations; Doug
Edwards, raffle distribution; Joan
Fischer, tickets; Don Newson, ball
queens; Norm Hay, orchid raffle;
Meryle Shields, chorus; Florence
Mercer, costumes; Joan Rodgers
Jean Carol Lee Is secretary of
the committee and Harry Marshall,
treasurer. Ex-officio members are
Sylvia Anderson, Barry Sleigh and
Alan Eyre.
The dance, as in former years,
They Shall Not Pass
for Discipline
Undergraduate Societies
will be held responsible for
the discipline in their faculties, Students' Council decided at last Monday's meeting.
This plan is seen as a move
to stop the recurrance of the
disorderly outbreaks on the
Bob Whyte, AMS president, commenting on the scheme, said, "With
this plan there wUl be a definite
fixing of the responsibUlty for
keeping order." He stated that the
Discipline Committee was not a
police force but a judicial body.
The Undergraduate Societies have
representation on the Discipline
Committee, which is composed of
the president of MUS, as chairman,
the president of WUS as secretary,
and the presidents of the various
undergrad societies.
In Cast
• IN GIVING the cast for
"lolanthe", the Musical
Society's coming production,
the Ubyssey made three o-
missions. These were: Jean
Mcintosh as Celia, Winnie
Irwin as Lelia, and Margaret
Vaughn as Fleta.
The dates for the producUon
have been set in the third week of
January, and untU then the cast
wUl be constantly rehearsing in
order to make this one of their
best productions.
For those members that missed
their general meeting this week,
the times and places of the hoU-
day rehearsals are:
Sunday December 19, at 2:30 p.m.
at Erica Nalos', 1971 W. 36th.
Wednesday December 22, at  7:30
p.m.   at   Elinor   Haggart's   4714
W. 2nd.
Wednesday December  29, at 7:30
p.m. at Alice Storehouse's, 7776
Sunday January 2, at 2:30 p.m. at
Kathy Paterson's, 6559 Balsam.
The SPC wishes to correct an
erroneous impression which has
apparently been given some of tho
student body by the recent window display of the club's in the
library. The arrangement of the
books used along the floor of the
display gave the impression that
the SPC is a decidedly leftist organization. This is not the case.
Our intention was to list the books
from left (Handbook of Marxism)
through centre (Encyclopedia of
Labor) to right (Mein Kampf);
likewise the newspapers and articles used; all to indicate that we
cover everything, and all points of
view are welcome in our club discussions, Instructions were so
given; that they were not carried
out is not the fault c< the club.
Regardless of the attitudes of individual club members, the official
policy of the SPC is fence-sitting.
is strictly dutch treat and will be
92.50 each.
Of Caf
Tells All
• FRANK Underhill, the
genial manager of the
Caf, has been at UBC since
November, 1927—and that's
a long time in any man's
After delving into the dark and
mysterious past of Mr. UnderhlU,
here are some of the facts brought
to Ught.
He was born, as most people are,
in England and stayed there untU
he was 17.
On arrival in this country, the
first thing he did was to get mixed
up with a French chef. Sorry—no
scandal. The chef was his brother-
in-law and a chef In the CPR
dining cars.
Naturally, the Underhill scion
became fascinated by this type of
work, and as food become a habit,
he was soon putting In time on
the CPR diners.
For 16 years he continued at this,
the only interruption being World
War 1, when he went overseas.
Just before his arrival at UBC,
Mr. Underhill was employed In
Spencer's dining room, where he
worked for 4 years.
He declares he Ukes his work as
manager of the Caf and thoroughly
enjoys making new friends all the
time. Of course the students get
out of hand now and then, but the
clean-up committee is handling
them pretty well this year.
Last UATC Parade
December 4; None
Held Until Jan. 3
O REGULAR parades and lectures of the UATC will be suspended during examination week.
Thc last parade will be held
Saturday, December 4. No parades
will be held during the week of
December 6 to December 11, recommencing on January 3 when
the second term begins.
Hints To Hopeful Frosh
From Christmas Veteran
• IN VIEW OF THE fact that the Christmas examinations
are upon us, nay, smothering us, the Ubyssey has formulated a list of rules and regulations for freshmen upon writing
said Christmas examinations which should be of the greatest
value to one and all in the fight against the warlord, 50%.
A prize of one stamped OHMS
envelope   is   guaranteed   anyone
failing to pass all exams on the       —.^——>
strength of the following system.
1. By no means bother to look
up your examination number and
don't sign your name on the exam
paper. The number is merely for
the use of those professors who
are numerologists and the name is
just a trick to get you to sign on
the dotted line.
2. If you get a paper that says
"take any seat No. 6" just take any
seat. After all this is a free country and anyone who attempts to
regulate the students is a Fascist.
3. Sneer at the professors a few
days before the exams so they will
notice you. On the last day of
lectures stand up in class and denounce the course, the faculty, and
the university, and the professors,
and you will be surprised how the
prof wiU remember your name
when he marks the papers.
4. It might be a good idea to
contact one of those Uttle men
who can write the Lord's Prayer
or three pages of French vocabulary on the head of a pin.
New Sergeant From
Army Service Corps
In Orderly Room
• SERGEANT Irving, who was
formerly attached to the Little
Mountain post, is the new Orderly
Room arrival.
He has been in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps for a
period of two years. At Little
Mountain No. 11 District he was
in charge of OTC candidates and
officers' appointments.
His home is in Vancouver and
before joining the Canadian Active
Army he was employed with the
Pacific Coast Terminal Co. Ltd.,
New Westminster.
Auditorium, Library
Open Extra Hours
For Study Purposes
• AS MANY students have already discovered, the auditorium has been opened for study
purposes. It wUl be available to
anyone wishing to use it for studying from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.,
and from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
every weekday.
On Saturday it will be open from
8:30 till noon. The library hours
have also been extended and the
library is open until 9:30 every
night except Saturday and Sunday.
As yet, however, not many students have taken advantage of
these opportunities.
Petition Fori
Refugees In
AMS Office
•   THERE is a petition of
national  importance  on
the campus.
The Canadian National Committee on Refugees has submitted to
the Canadian people, a peUtion,
which suggests that Canada open
her doors to refugees from political
or religious persecution. The petition is as foUows:
We the undersigned citizens ot
Canada urgently entreat the Government of Canada:—
1. To offer the sanctuary of
Canada te refugees from poUtlcal
or religious persecuUon without
regard to race, creed or financial
2. To take immediate steps to
facilitate the entry into Canada of
refugees (especially those stranded
' in Portugal) whom it is still possible to rescue.
3. To make any changes in the
Immigration Act, Regulations or
administration thereof necessary to
admit such refugees into Canada.
Any students of eighteen years
and over, endorsing this petition
are asked to sign the form provided on the AMS noUce board.
Officials Make No
Statement About
BACs* Average
• UNIVERSITY officials and tho
National Selective Service have
no definite statement to make regarding the average which will be
required from students in the
Christmas exams.
Last year, 50% as usual, constituted a pass in the individual
courses, and an average of 307o
was required. Students who failed
to make this average were not allowed to continue their courses.
What the penalty will be this
year, and what average is necessary to avoid the penalty will be
decided by the Faculty and the
Senate, said Dean D. Buchanan.
Decrease Asked
By Councillors
•   RECOMMENDATION of the Students' Council to the
administration, passed last Monday, states that the council
did not feel that a full-time attendant was necessary in Brock
Hall any longer.
New Editors
At Pub Tea
• ASSOCIATE Editors and
Assistants were appointed for next term at the annual Christmas Pub Tea
Tuesday afternoon in the
Faculty Dining Room in the
Caf. Alan Morley, columnist for the News Herald presented a short talk on the
Freedom of the Press.
The Tea was held In traditional
manner with the usual crumpets,
tea and ice cream, and a mealtime
Innovation of raw cabbages provided free by several members of
the editorial staff. The contest to
decide who had the greatest capacity for crumpets waa won decisively by News Manager Mardee
PromoUons announced, by Editor Marg Reid were: Associate Editors: Grahame Thompson, Mrs.
Harold Stewart Dewdney, Ken
Weaver. Canadian University
Press editor; Cal Whitehead. Associate Grad Issue Editors: Don
Ferguson,Bruce BeweU. Assistant
Editors: Nancy MacDonald, Diana
Bampton, Marion Ball, John Green,
Bill Stuart. Cartoonist: Buzz
Job Reg.
Open Until
Dec 7
• LATE   registry,   which
has so far brought out
sixty students, will remain
open until the last day of
lectures (Tuesday, December 7).
So far, eight hundred students
have registered for Christmas work.
This compares facourably with last
year's total of seven hundred and
fifty, but does not meet the National Selective Service appeal for
twelve hundred.
Of these eight hundred students,
approximately one hundred wiU
' get their own jobs. The NSS, to
accommodate these students has a
system which wiU abolish the waiting in Une of the prospective employees.
A survey of the employment of
students wlU be held by the Employment Bureau after Christmas.
This is to provide a record of
work done by the Bureau and to
get statistics on the correlation of
the students work anB his scholastic marks.
Attest Fifty Red
Cross Corps Coeds
• FIFTY uniformed coeds
were formally accepted
into the Canadian Red Cross
Corps at a special meeting
here last Tuesday.
Members of the newly formed
Varsity detachment stood at attention to receive the solemn attestation oath from Mr. C.B. Wood
of the Registrar's office. The service, which climaxed several
months of intensive Red Cross
training, was conducted- by commandant Dr. Joyce Hallamore and
assistant commandant Dr. Sylvia
Zoology Students
Study Wild Life In
Burnaby Lake Area
O FOR THE past two years now,
the Zoological students have
been using Burnaby Lake for
studying wild life in its natural
Burnaby Lake is the nearest
wild life area of its kind and It
will continue to be the most logical place for both teaching and research as long as it remains in its
wild state.
While not specific, this statement
refers to the proctor, and not the
It is felt, according to a spokes-
man for councU, that In view of
the scarcity of men available In
the present employment situation,
there ii no need for having two
men employed,
The plan would be to have a
full-time janitor In attendance,
with extra help called in when"
ever necessary. Examples of such
times would be in the preparation
of the lounge for social functions
and for the cleaning up after.
Other members of councU could
not be contacted at the time of
going to press. However, lt was
learned that this idea was present*
ed by Council five years ago.but
was not found practical.
The attendant to which the aln-
ute refers is hired, and his wages
are paid by the administration.
Therefore It will be Its dtckdM
whether the attendant Is kept oa
in his present position or not
Should the plan be carried out,
It means that members of councU
will be responsible for all arrangements with committee for use of
the Brock for student activities,
subject to approval by the Superintendent of BuUdings snd the
other officials.
Mrs. Cooper
To Speak At
Noon Today
• FOURTH and last of the
Social Problems Club's
well-known series of political discussions will be heard
today in Arts 100, when Mrs.
Minerva Cooper will speak
on the platform of the Labor-
Progressive Party.
Mrs. Cooper is one of the most
prominent figures of the party in
the province, and has spoken on
its work in many parts of B.C.
She was also co-editor of The
People, downtown labor weekly,
and the only paper of its kind west
of Winnipeg, for some time; and
was with it when It began, two
years ago.
She Is well known as a capable,
dynamic speaker, of the Steeves
type, and will give an interesting
and thought-provoking account of
the Communist stand on such
questions as the war, Canada In
the war, the post-war world, Canadian problems now and after victory, local affairs, the Canadian
educational, system, particularly m
it operates at UBC.
(This meeting was originally
scheduled for November It, bat
was postponed because of the Illness of the speaker).
Invade Pub
Under Cover
•'  A   HORDE   of   cockroaches from the Caf invaded the Pub on Thursday
morning at 11:30 o'clock.
Two pubsters, returning to the
Pub bearing a case of coke from
the Caf, noticed a few insects
crawling around inside of the case.
On later inspection, they found
that the bottom and sides were
covered by a crawling mass.
Immediately on this discovery,
the coke was removed and the
box was rushed outside into the
halt, where lt was dumped upside
Then Pub Commandos ran out
and spent a "hopping" five minutes
squashing the bugs on the floor
and walls. After the completion
of the extermination, editors and
reporters alike went back into the
office and celebrated the victory
with a coke toast.
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•    From The Editor's Pen » » »
Dirty Nine
Minute 14 of the meeting of Students'
Council meeting of Monday, November 29,
"That the Administration be advised
that Students' Council consider a full-time
attendant at the Brock Memorial Building
no longer necessary."
It is hardly to be expected that the Administration will carry out this request. The
"attendant" is hired by the administration,
and his wages are paid by the administration.
Control of Brock Hall is in the hands of the
The natural wish of every student at
the university is that some time, as soon as
possible, the administration of the student
union building will be returned to the students. However, before this can be accomplished, students must have proven themselves capable of the responsibilities which
accompany the acquisition of control.
Twice before, students have attempted
to run the building without the assistance
of an "attendant", and twice they have failed. Those attempts were made under more
favorable conditions too, in that an accountant was permanently in the AMS office, and
he could assist with the business previously
carried out by the "attendant". Now there
ls no accountant. Such arrangements as are
necessary in preparing the lounge and other
rooms for use, and for instructing the student
committees involved in the use of the lounge
must be undertaken by the councillors.
Already, these councillors have too
much to do. The management of the AMS
office has been unsatisfactory from the point
of view of many students, simply because
there is too much for the few people conversant with the routine to carry on. The
loss of the "attendant" will only add to the
Committee in charge of the Science Informal ran into some difficulty because of
promises made them by Council, and which
were proven by the "attendant" to be im
practical. The committee also requested that
no commissionairs be in attendance at the
dance. This made it possible for couples,
neither of whom possessed a student's pass
to attend the dance. That is contrary to the
code of the Alma Mater Society.
Although there is no proof, it is accepted that a similar situation arose at the Arts-
Aggie when couples without passes appeared with tickets, and were, under orders from
council, allowed to enter.
It is the duty of the "attendant" to carry
out the rules laid down for the administration of Brock Hall, and any other events
for Which his work is required.
If the council feels that these rules concerning admission to dances are too strict,
let them bring the matter before the students
and amend the constitution with the approval of the student body. Why intentionally break rules?
With no person in Brock Hall with
direct authority to control the students if
discipline is necessary, except the members
of the Discipline Committee who are not
always present, we are laying ourselves open
to possible ill consequences which we cannot
forsee. Although we do not expect trouble
to arise, we should be prepared in the evem
that it does.
Previous councils and student committees have benefitted from the experience,
work, and co-operation of the attendant, not
only in the matter of discipline, but also in
arranging various social functions. Perhaps
his most valuable service is in the continuity
which he offers between councils, a continuity which would be virtually non-existent
if he were to leave.
This is a matter which is not to be decided by nine representatives of the 2600
students, but by the whole body. Do you
want this $60,000 building to become another caf? For that is one possible result if
this move were carried out.
Men and Sheep
• "THE YOUNG men of today exhibit a
lack of self-confidence and disinclination
to accept responsibility." These were not
the exact words, but this is the sentiment
expressed Tuesday by a member of the last
This sounds very much like the old cry
of the younger generation going to the dogs.
Whether it is nothing more than the old cry,
or whether it is actually true, must be decided by the future.
It is certain that a good many young
men—and some not so young—would like to
shift their responsibilities onto the state.
They want the state to tell them what, when
and how to do everything. They don't seem
to care very much whether or not the state
tells them why.
This attitude is defeatism. It is weak-
heart edness.
The causes of this weak heartedness
run pretty deep and are difficult to define.
Notwithstanding this, it might be worth
while considering at least two apparent
One undoubtedly is a genuine sympathy
for those who are unable to get an adequate
share of the things of life. But this is a
minor cause.
A major cause of thit faint-heartedness
is fear.
Men are frightened—well, "a little
frightened is rather too weak an expression
—let's say they are downright scared by the
complexity of modern life. Scared by both
observing it in their immediate surroundings
and by getting an idea of its vastness through
the medium of magazines, moving pictures
and radios.
They're a strange lot, these weaklings.
Many of them say they are going to
educate us. Yes, they are going to educate
us into believing that we can have happiness
and security by giving up our responsibilities.
All of them claim that anybody who
doesn't agree with them doesn't tlfink. They
decide that it is up to them to make us
On our campus, these weak-kneed col-
lectivists aren't so brash as to try to educate
us, but they do insist on making us think.
But to return to the sentiment concerning young men of today expressed by the
gentleman last Tuesday.
The collectivists are certainly more
articulate than those who oppose them. This
is not by necessity but by inclination.
It is impossible to determine the ratio
of the faint-hearts to the strong. The men
who accept the challenge of life as we know
it tend merely to laugh at the misguided
tears of the idealists and the whimperings
of the weaklings.
Have a Coca-Cola*Here's tae us
... from Dundee to Hamilton
Here's tae us is a favorite toast of the Scotsman. Have
a "Coke", replies the Canadian fighting man and a new
friendship is sealed. Around the globe Coca-Cola stands
for the pause that refreshes—has become the symbol of
the friendly-minded.
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Friday, December 3, 1943
It's natural for popular names
to acquire friendly abbreviations. That's why you hear
Coca-Cola called "Coke.''
• Shopping
with Mary Ann
• EXAM worries have probably
drowned the thought that Santa Claus might leave that perfectly
gorgeous pair of skis and ski boots
this Christmas, but if he does
you're going to need something to
wear with them even though
grandpa's red flannels would look
positively devastating . . . believe
it or not, a short cute soph has an
Alpha Delta pin after the second
date and it looks as if it's going to
last . . . Lydia Margaret Lawrence,
fashion designer, suggests a snappy
slacks suit with contrasting tail-
oured blouse. The smart thing to
do is to toss a skirt that matches
the blouse into your knapsack to
wear around the cabin while your
slacks dry before a roaring fire
and coffee-aroma fills the air.
Lydia Lawrence's studio is in the
Arts and Crafts building, 576
Seymour Street.
* » « *
O WHEN you give gifts to your
friends this Christmas, why
not give them something different,
unusual, unique—something beautifully hand made that can be
found nowhere else or duplicated
anywhere and anytime, instead of
risking having the same gift you
gave on sale when the season is
over . . . pins of every variety are
floating around Ihe campus these
days; anchored to a short blond
D.G. is the Navy Pin of a sub-
looie she has been dreaming about
for the past month. A Navy man
from Manitoba U. has parted with
his engineer's pin to a glamourous
A.O.Pl . . .for a gift which will uphold its precious value for a lifetime no matter what its price,
drop ln at the Persian Arts and
Crafts Shop, 507 GranviU at Pender, and absorb the atmosphere of
the exotic east while you choose.
* * • *
• PERHAPS   you   are   getting
married in the holidays, and if
you want a lovely item for your
trousseau, see the exquisite night
gowns at Wilson's Glove and
Hosiery Shop, 575 Granville Street.
In pale blue and pink, with tiny
puffed sleeves and contrasting
lace insets, the most particular
hride will love them ... a prominent professor admitted to his
class the other day that he used
to spend week-ends at the country
mansion of an English marchioness
because he didn't know any better at the time . . . gloves make
the perfect Christmas gift for
someone you like a lot, or for Santa Claus to bring you. Wilson's
have some very smart pigskin
models with handsewn stitching
for 15-95. Or maybe you would
prefer pigtex in beige and natural,
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• "WHAT'S in a name?" Everything you want a fur coat to
have if it carries the name "New
York Fur Co." The symbol of
quality, workmanship, and smartness, this label assures you that
your coat will be as perfect as
human hands can make it ... it
must have been very embarassing
for the blond Zete who thought
he had it all fixed to take one love
to the Arts-Aggie, his D.G. love
to the Zete Formal on Saturday
night. But he ordered flowers for
them both the same day to be delivered on the right days, the florist made a mistake, the D.G. got
hers the night of the Arts-Aggie
—so when she phoned and suggested to the Zete that perhaps a mistake had been made, what did he
do but come around    and collect
to his Arts-Aggie date's house. So
it all ended happily, well almost
. . . there's still time to persuade
Father Christmas to bring you a
luxurious fur coat to keep you
warm and beautiful during the
winter, Send him to the New
York Fur Co., 797 W. Georgia.
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• WHEN you step out in your
new   Christmas   clothes,   step
out in style. It will be very simple
if you take your pick from the
glorious selection on the Mezzanine Floor at Rae-Son's, 608 Granville St. Exciting dress sandles
with open toes and heels, pretty
pumps in suede and gabardine,
dress ties, or smart sport oxfords,
the Mezzanine Floor has them all.
The standard Mezzanine price is
J7.95 . , . the Councilman who used
to Invite freshettes to see the
murals in his lair, now asks them
if they want to wear his pin—no,
not his Phi Kappa Sig pin, a gold
safety pin . . . perhaps you don't
want to spend too much money
on your shoes, say about $5.95, but
you want smartness and value
just the same. By all means then,
visit Rae's Clever Floor at 608
Granville, for they have every
style in dressy and walking shoes,
in all latest models, and $595 ls
the standard Clever Floor price.
It's a clever co-ed who buys her
shoes at Rae's Clever Department,
because she knows her feet will be
well shod and smart.
* e e e
• AN  IDEAL  gift  for   anyone
from your mother to your best
friend is a glamourous slip from
B.M. Clarke's, 2517 GranviUe St.
South, which will make your
closest fitting dress look sleek and
smart . . . , freshette pubster is
displaying the Phi Kap pin of an
angelic Phi Kap pledge . . . these
beautiful slips come in delicate
• shades of tearose and white and
you'll love the smooth feel of tho
satin and crepe fabrics this lovely
lingerie item is fashioned from.
So If you want to play Santa to
someone you like a lot, or better
still, to yourself, drop in to B.M.
♦ « » •
after going to the movies  In
the evening and no one knows of
a better place than the Ship Shape
Inn, 1519 West Broadway, just off
South Garnville. The motto of
this gay and nautical seafaring
cafe is "Golden Griddle Cakes
Galore" and coupled with a steaming hot and aromatic cup of coffee,
who wouldn't go home happy . . .
it's getting hard to keep up with
the Phi Kaps these days. The announcement of the pitj presentation
by the MUS prexy to his high
school sweetheart in New Westminster has just come off the wires,
and another Phi Kap, tall and bespectacled, has an off-the-campus
girl well secured with his fraternity pin . . . after a hard day shopping you can drop off between
transfers and revive yourself with
a delicious morsel or two. Don't
forget the Ship Shape Inn, 1519
West Broadway, when you're
" Well, what now, you old chimney climber?"
''Just a reminder.. give everybody Sweet Caps I"
"The purest form in which tobacco can be smoked"
Hrs.: 9 ajn. to 5 p.m.j Saturdays 9 ajn. to noon
Graphic Engineering Paper, Biology Paper
Loose Leaf Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink
and Drawing Instruments
Well then, all you need
do is make a beeline for
rhe BAY! It's easy to
reach, easy to shop and
to shop because we've
garnered Christmas and
all the trimmings under
the sun, and loads of fun
because of the merry
crowds thronging the wide
gift aisles! So come, Buy
all of your CHRISTMAS
T^aujfuttv'ButJ! (Jompanri.
.     J. Friday, December 3, 1943-
Page Three
A Year Ago...
• THE DEPARTMENT of National Defence requires 4 0
meteorological assistants . . . Gun
accident at Queen's involves former student . . . Y.M.C.A. needs
counselors for "Y" Boys' Gangs . . .
Bill Backman and John Carson
will represent UBC at the Pacific
students President's Association
Conference at the University of
Nevada . . . McGill men protest
professor's draft . . . 1,000 students
fail to support the drive of the war
aid council . . . Different Student
types prepare for onslaught—
namely Christmas Exams . . .Offenders of Brock rules lose their
, Applications for the following
Scholarships and Bursaries should
be made by the dates indicated on
forms obtainable at the Registrar's
Britannia Mining and Smelting
Company Limited Scholarship-
December 10th.
Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining
Company Limited Scholarship-
December 10th.
University Scholarship in Nursing and Health—December 1st.
B.C. Lumber and Shingle Manufacturers' Association Prize—January 19th, 1944.
For further particulars, .please
refer to your Calendar.
flinpnD prizes
Watch tor the "WILLIE"
Jingle contest after
If you are a registered student at U.B.C. you will have
the opportunity to try your
hand at writing jingles.
You'll have a chance to win
some mighty interesting
prizes too, so think some up
during your vacation and
watch your Ubyssey of
January 7th for full
From Willie
comes the kindest uHsh
for   Christmas   bright   and
When Santa in
your nylons (?) delves
you'll   know  that's   Willie's
Carter To
Speak In
Aud., Mon.
known author - scientist,
will discuss "Science and
Mankind" at the last LSE
show of the season, scheduled for 12:30, Monday, in the
... Dyson Carter
Mr. Carter, an MSc and professional consulting engineer, is the
author of "Russia's Secret Weapon," "Men, Machines and Microbes," and "The Life of Stalin."
In addition he has dramatized the
CBC series "Science in the News'
and "Russian Diary."
His visit to Vancouver has been
sponsored by the Boilermaker's
Union Local No. 1 and the Workers Educational Association.
Through their auspices, Mr. Carter will hold a meeting In the
Hastings Park Exhibition Gardens
on Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
Found Here
• COUNTERFEIT University bus tickets, which
easily pass for the regular
tickets, have been discovered on the campus recently,
made from cream-colored
Six bogus tickets were found on
the floor of the Auditorium foyer
by a janitor and others have since
been found in waste-paper baskets.
The tickets were crudely drawn
by pencil in imitation of the real
ones. Red diagonal crosses and
numbers were pencilled.
Harley Thornton, UBC bus dispatcher, said that the tickets would
easily pass in a crowd as official
tickets, and warned all drivers to
be on the look-out for them.
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(Continued from Page 1)
scientific if scientific standards are
to be applied to its freedom of
According to Shrdlu's concept his
ideas would make individuals a
law unto themselves as to beliefs
regarding religion and characteristics that are unique in, say,
Christianity, are to be developed
individually on an entirely intellectual basis.
It is surely unthinkable that man
can receive a moral law governing
his action without requiring a
dogma of its source. Dogma most
emphatically is not just private
opinion that is, it is not individually invented. A dogma, is the
expression of a common faith
emerging in a common life and
The apparent indifference in the
University student spoken of by
Shrdlu is the result of a lack of
the appreciation of a definite concept of the purpose of man's life
and this lies at the root of individual difficulties as to religious
dogmas and consequently at the
root of the political and economic
trouble with which the whole
world is pre-occupied. For all
these difficulties involve moral responsibilities.
Such childish accusation that
many church goers are self seekers,
people with inferiority complexes,
turning to the church for condolence and elevation shows a lack
of appreciation of the religious
motive behind church-going in the
discussion of religion seriously.
In one paragraph he asks that
religion —Christian Religion presumably—suit its doctrines and activities to his needs, in another,
he inveighs against the things, that
as a scientific person, he would
assume interest in being discussed
in the pulpit, such as economics,
as outside the realm of the church
interest. This mixed thinking certainly could not be called "religiously scientific."
Religion has been discarded by
the masses he says, but his main
article deals with its discard by
the University man whom he
classifies as one who shuns the
church and who knows better.
In one argument he says in effect
that the University man knows
better, from scientific research,
than follow dogma as is religion
and in another that Religion has
been discarded by the masses apparently without the study and research of the University but of
course Shrdlu may be one of the
The defection of some as argument for the discarding of religion
is not sound or reasonable deduction in the absence of a clear
understanding as to the reference
regarding specific dogma.
Prickly Pears are not easily
handled and this is a sample of a
prickly pear that has had some
of its sharp points looked at, but
not through a microscope. Would
it not be better to give us some
constructive ideas about life's
values rather than seek to cultivate cynical sense about there being any value in what is universally acknowledged to be of fundamental value in our Anglo-Saxon
tradition and civilization.
We might compare, if you will,
Ihe Fanatical Nazi and the Resolute
Communist faiths with our own.
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— Friday, December 3, 1943
Final Miller Cup Game Saturday At Brockton
High School Hoop
Tournament In Jan.
basketball contests. This season, the Men's Athletic
Directorate is inaugurating an annual invitational High
School Basketball Tournament. The series will take place in
the UBC gym from January 24 to 29.
Art Johnson, prominent campus
athlete, has been chosen as the
chairman of the Basketball Tournament Committee, which has already organized their schedule.
Invitations have been sent out to
high schools In Vancouver and vicinity, to enter their respective
teams In this tourney.
The tourney will be run off ln
a series of games during the fourth
week in January. ,The timetable
includes a banquet for the particl-
Active, Busy Mem
end Women
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32.80 to 75.00
The Values
pating teams on Wednesday night,
January 26, followed by an exhibition basketball tilt by the Thunderbirds In the gym.
Oh Saturday, January 29, at
7:30, the finals will be played, and
the tourney will be finished off
with an Inter-High Victory Mixer
in the Brock Hall with Phil Nimmons furnishing the jive.
The purpose In establishing the
tournament ls to encourage and
help promote better basketball
throughout the high schools in
British Columbia. This year the
committee, ha* found it necessary
to limit -,j>aitlclpaUon to high
school teams from Vancouver and
vicinity, but ln future years they
intend to include high schools
throughout the whole province.
The playdowns consist of an
open tournarifciht and a consolation series fo* the first round
losers so that every team will play
at least two games. Entries are to
be ln to the committee by January 12, at which time the M.A.D.
will draw up the schedule for the
new tournament
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0 THIS season has seen two Varsity girls teams playing basketball, the Senior B's and the
Intermediate A's. The Senior B
girls team Is composed mostly
from the squad of last year and
new players from the high schools.
The outfit is coached by Ruth
Wilson, former big block winner
of several seasons ago.
, About eleven enthusiasts turn
out to the twice weekly practices
in the hope of retaining the B.C.
Championship which they won
last year.
When the men's Senior A squad
was invited to Victoria the girl's
Senior B was also asked to come
along but they were unable to
travel because of the short notice.
However they hope to travel to
the Island in the New Year.
The Inter A's are coached by
Helen Matheson with the outfit
being composed mostly of freshettes. They are Improving with
each game they play and should
be a threat after Christmas.
In the grass hockey, the Varsity
crew, one of the two UBC entries,
is at the top of the heap. This is
to the credit of the girls playing
because they are In a league playing against such teams as Ex-Britannia and Ex-Kits. They have
won all their games, save a tie
battle with the latter team.
Ubyssey, the other entry, has
done well, too, and is right up
with the top four In the league.
It's the Fastest in the World!
# Smooth co-ordination... the result of months of intensive training which make each man a specialist... and each team a complete
fighting unit. Yes, these R.C.A.F. aircrews are examples of the finest
fighting spirit known today.
More keen-minded, intelligent young Canadians are needed for
these great Teams. Your education will not stop. Your training in the
R.C.A.F. might easily be a continuation of what you have already started.
After the war you'll want a headstart in your chosen field. That's
what R.C.A.F. training will give you . . . training that develops a man
mentally and physically .. . fits him for any line of endeavour he may
For full information, visit your nearest R.C.A.F. Recruiting Centre
e   THE CROSSCOUNTRY team is back on the campus
studying hard after their three-day trip down south. Our
trip to Spokane ended victoriously last Thursday with the
capture of the Pacific Coast Crosscountry Championships.
The American hospitality was at its best during the
entire visit and the whole team will, certainly hold it as
memorable as our victory.
The Desert Hotel, headquarters for the Athletic Round
Table, played host to all the visiting crosscountry teams. On
our arrival Wednesday morning, the boys filled up on the
best food Spokane could offer and proceeded to tour the city
with the cosmopolitan, Ace Williams, as guide.
As this was the first visit to USA by some of the team,
the historic sights were soon left to our friend Ace, while
the remainder were oh'ing and ah'ing over the rich display
windows in the downtown area.
The afternoon brought an end to the holiday side of the
trip and there were many silent faces as we looked over the
course. The race was to be run on a golf course with an
oval 1-mile course flagged out along the fairways. The inspection through, Mr. Van Vliet suggested a little run around
the course to limber up. We got our strip on in nothing flat
and we were off. Ken Macpherson, with nothing more than
a large 5-course T-bone steak meal under his belt suddenly
got the idea to turn on the heat so we joined in, much to
the discontent of our loaded stomachs. What started out to
be a slow jaunt turned out to be a 5-minute mile with Macpherson and Williams cutting the tape first, closely followed
by Cam Cody, Bud McLeod, and Harry Thomson and myself
trailing in the rear.  Some fun, eh?
On the day of the race we were up early for a light snack,
a walk and a nap just before the race. We were out in strip
watching the Servicemen's Race start, then we filed back
into the Clubhouse, no one talking very much, everybody
"All teams out for the University race," bellows a man
through the door. On the way down to the starting line I
noticed the Central Washington threat, Bob Lynn, gliding
down beside me.
Mike Ryan, U. of Idaho coach, was giving instructions
as we lined up and I think he was trying to demoralize all
the competition with a bellow that could be heard clear
down to Seattle.
Bang! Off we went, Harry Thomson sprinting into the
lead, myself right behind him. Harry and I kept the lead till
the oneand a half mile mark when Bob Lynn and Kenny
Macpherson overtook us. Bob Lynn was the picture of the
perfect runner; smooth, long, easy strides with which he
seemed to float along like a summer breeze. He was so
superb that I felt like stopping and sitting down just to see
him run by. He came in just a few seconds behind the record
with Kenny right behind him. We all congratulated ourselves
on our way back to the Clubhouse, all in high spirits over
our victory.
Then we attended a football game, played the American
way, followed by a dance with many beautiful local babes
to entertain the visitors. It was over much too soon. We
were homeward bpund with a feeling of satisfaction and
memories of a perfect accomplishment.
Varsity Bows To
Pro-Recs 4-2 Sat
O IN THE final soccer game before Christmas, Varsity bowed
to a well oiled Pro. Rec. team by
n 4 to 2 score. Don Petrie scored
for Varsity on a penalty kick.
Pat Campbell worked around and
got the second goal for our side.
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Varsity; Ex-Brit
Meet For Cup Final
• THE GRAND FINALE of the English rugger season is
scheduled for tomorrow afternoon when Varsity and Ex-
Britannia meet in the final game of Miller Cup play. The
Thunderbirds and the one-time students, top teams at thc
close of the scheduled games, tangle at 3:00 in the feature
attraction of the afternoon at the Brockton Oval.
These two teams have met twice
in the round robin contests held
this fall and appear to be fairly
evenly matched. In the first game
that had the two teams together
ExBritannia sneaked away with
a mere point to spare. Then last
Saturday the same squads battled
to a 14-14 draw.
This game saw Ex-Britannia
come from behind continually to
keep the students down to their
• VARSITY Thunderbirds took
a 37-34 count from the Pat Bay
Fliers last Monday noon in a sensational hoop tUt ln the university
gym. Although the students were
never in the lead, they kept close
behind the Air Force squad
throughout the game.
The contest was an exhibition
but lt proved to the students that
even in their own gym the Pat
Bay hoopsters are still champions.
However, the Thunderbirds will
hove several chances to humble
the Fliers it) the new season of the
Inter City League which commences in January.
On last Saturday night, tho
Thunderbirds had little trouble in
downing the newly-formed Vancouver All-Stars 56-48 at VAC
gym. However, none of the Lauries Stars showed up for this tilt,
and evidently the All Stars are
having trouble getting the Piemen
out for their new squad.
On Tuesday night, the Varsity
Frosh lost a game in the final
quarter to West Van Vs, 46-41.
tThe Freshmen led the way for the
first three periods under Al Mac-
Donald's steady scoring, but Tom
Littleford sparked the West Van
quintet to a narrow win in the
final minutes of the contest.
own level. Doug Reid and Tom
McCusker were the stars for the
Thunderbirds. Reid played his
usual fast and furious game by
scoring two tries and a convert.
McCusker, a relatively new man
with the students was very good
in making the second try. McKercher got the other score for
the Blue and Gold gang.
Winner of this Saturday's game
will have the Miller Cup to show
for their efforts and a chance to
meet the winners of the Victoria
league tills spring for the Rounse-
well Cup. This game will be played ln Victoria, late in the season.
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