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8  P.M. AGGIE  100
Published Twice Weekly by The Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
No. 7
Saturday evening, Dr. F. W. Norwood, pastor of St. Andrew's Wesley
Church, told the Vancouver Institute
tnat, If the mistakes of the Versailles
Treaty were repeated, there would be
yet another Great War after the conclusion of the one now ln progress.
He pointed to the way ln which Canada and the United States had assimilated racial minorities as an example of what could be done internationally to make a peaceful arrangement between peoples.
He felt, therefore, that Canada had
been successful ln solving a racial
problem, and thus had been successful in solving the international problem on a national scale. We wonder
If he was correct?
From the actions of Quebec In
this time of war, the greatest test
that a country must face, It would
seem that Dr. Norwood was not
correot, although that Is neither his
fault nor the fault of the Canadian
M. Duplessis, and those French
Canadians who follow him, are open
to severe criticism for their Indulgence ln what appears to be treasonable acts. For, undoubtedly, it ls
treason to literally attack one's own
country ln participation ln a war
which must be waged to preserve the
democratic freedom of the world as
wc know it.
M. Duplessis pleads for his province's right to autonomy. He says
that the Defence of Canada Act ls
an Infringement upon that autonomy,
and he and his followers shout loudly
about a fine military tradition and
ask that they be absolved from further  military   responsibility.
What kind of a raoe Is this that
pointa to Its pride with one hand
(Continued on Page 8)
See Viewing The News
Directory Goes
To Press Today
Names/ Addresses
Of Following
The following students, who have
not handed ln their Vancouver addresses and phone numbers, may not
be included In the Students' Directory, according to Editor Janet Walker.
However, If the students named as
well as those who have not handed
In the necessary Information, do so
at the Pub office before 8 p.m. today,
they may be included although the
Directory has gone to press.
After Ave, no corrections, addresses or phone numbers will be accepted.
Janet L. Aitken, Harold W. Anderson, Charles B. Archibald, Harry Ashby, Frederick J. Barlow, Edgar C.
Barton, Lemuel Bayly, Peter Bell-
Irving, Geoffrey A. Benny, Patricia
Bibbs, Herbert A. Blakely, Roy J.
Blezard, Harry Brown, Ronald L.
Broadhead, Keith Brown, Donald
Bunyan, Stewart D. Burrls, Michael
Burrows, Geoffrey Calne, Davis M.
Carey, Stella W. Davidson, Ounhild
H. Dellert, Donald G. Dundan, George
L. Dunlop, Robert M. Eacrett, Frank
O. Ekman, Jean Eckhardt, Everett
Elgar, Ronald Ellis, Wllford Evans,
Robert A. Lamont, Anthon A. Larsen,
Renee LeBlanc, Ruth Lockhart, Ralph
Loffmark,  Elizabeth  Logle.
Robert A. Lowe, Michael P. Lutack,
Alexander Tlckell, Stuart Todd, Arthur Turnbull, Harold Saunders, Roger Schlelderup, Harry Scott, Ruth
Scott, Roy Selby, Ruth Sherman, Lister Sinclair, Trls Smith, Oordon Stevens. Margaret Stone, Douglas Sut-
clifTe, Bonar Sutherland, John Uhth-
off, James Ussher, Ernest Watson,
Arthur Will*, James A. Maconachic,
Kathleen Matheson, Jacques Metford,
Roy Morel, Norman Morton, William
Muncy. Bernard McCabe, Donald Mc-
Carter, Dorothy McCully, Donald McGregor, Donald McLean.
Neutrality Non-Existent
Say U.S Professors
Hold  People  Cannot
Be Both Neutral
And Partial
The traditional neutrality of
tho United States no longer exists, concluded Professor Charles
M. Gates and Professor Charles
13. Martin in the flrst of a series
of lectures on American neutrality at the University of Washington.
Speaking on "American Neutrality  in   History   and   Law,"
Professor   Gates   discussed   neutrality   up   to    and    during    the
World War,  while Professor Martin,
director  of  the  Bureau  of  International  Relations,   spoke   on   neutral
rights according to International law.
Both  apeakera agreed  that neutrality no  longer exlata   slnoe   the
Amerloan  polloy   of   Isolation   haa
changed   because   of   technological
changes tn recent yeara.
Prof.   Gates  said   "American   neutrality was effective up to the World
War, but lt has become Increasingly
Ineffective since that time."
Neutrality was defined by Prof.
Martin as being a status Implying
two thipgs, the maintenance of an attitude of impartiality and abstention
from active participation on the part
of a neutral country, and the recog-
tion of that abstention and Impartiality by the belligerents.
Quoting President Roosevelt who
said ln 1936, "Any of our people who
engage ln any traffic with either of
the belligerents (Italy or Ethiopia)
do so at their own risk. They will
be denied the protection of the American flag." Prof. Martin remarked,
"That ls more effective than any law
ever passed.''
S.C.M. Begins
Vesper Services
The Student Christian Movement
today inaugurates a series of regular
Thursday afternoon vesper services
with worship in Union College Chapel
at 4 p.m. today to which all students
are Invited.
Rev. O. H. Vlllett of Canadian
Memorial Church will lead in a worship service and Nan Reston will be
ln charge of muslo.
Immediately following this service,
Mrs. J. O. Brown will be hostess at
tea in the College Common Room to
which all attending the vespers are
Vesper Services after this week will
be held every Thursday afternoon at
4 o'clock ln the Anglican and Union
Chapels. There ls morning worship
every day at 8.48.
Saskatoon Mayor
Joins O.T.C.
Sask. Enrollment
On Incredse
From the Saakatohewan Sheaf
Carl Nlderost, Mayor of Saskatoon, Is one of the many graduates
to join the rapidly Increasing forces
of the University of Saskatchewan
Latest reports from Saskatchewan
state that the Training Corps will
be considerably larger than in preceding years. Although actual figures have not bee given, lt was
stated that the enrollment is comparable to that of other Canadian
Forum Begins
Debates Today
Civic Administrdtion
Debate Subject
With two debates scheduled this
fall ln the Vancouver Debating League, the Parliamentary Forum begins its outside activities debating
the Vancouver Speakers Club tonight
in Aggie 100 at 8 p.m.
Robert Bonner and Arthur Fouks
will represent the University speaking to the resolution "That the
City Manager Plan of Civic Administration Should Be Adopted In
The second debate is scheduled for
Nov. 13 when U.B.C. will uphold the
affirmative of the resolution: "That
the radio has done more harm than
good" against the Junior Board of
Besides the University, Ave other
teams compose the Vancouver De
bating League. These are the Knights
ot Columbus, Vancouver Speakers
Club, The Law Students Society,
Carlton Clay Group and Junior
Board of Trade.
The six teams are divided Into two
groups of three. Each member of the
division debates the others twice—
once ln the fall and once In the
spring. Towards the middle of April
the division winners will meet to determine possession of the League
Trophy won last year by the Junior
Board of Trade.
Victory Over War Must Be Aim
Dr. Norwood Tells Institute
Envisaging  "a world set free from
the   crazy,    brutal,    {utile    recurring
wars   which   affront   our   Intelligence
and lay down the conditions for the
next one," Dr. F. W. Norwood, ln an
address  before  the  Vancouver  Institute  Saturday  evening,   warned   that
no permanent peace could result from
the present war If lt were concluded
on the terms of the Versailles Treaty.
"There will be another Oreat War
after thla unleaa we oan do Internationally  what  we  have  done  In
smaller  areaa,"   he   declared  aa   he
pointed   to   the   numerous   peaceful
minorities   In   Canada,   the   United
Statea and elaewhere who are  not
'self-determining territorially.'
"If only President WUson, Ood rest
his  big soul, had thought  to try his
formula   flrst   ln   his   own   country!"
Dr.   Norwood   said,   referring   to   the
failure   of   tho   last   war   to   change
European nations.
"Russia," he said, "still has the
mentality of a nation that moves forward ln the mass. Italy's position ls
relatively the same as lt was twenty -
five years ago. The spirit of the
French Is unchanged. United States
is still three thousand miles away as
before. Britain's shores have not been
pressed by the foot of a conqueror
since 1066. Their peril comes now
from the air and under the sea.
"England   ls   becoming   militarized.
As she gets Into the war she will become almost totalitarian. But," the
speaker emphasized, "after the war
they will throw away their totalitarianism;—and their gas masks, too,"
he added.
Commenting on the League of Nations, Dr. Norwood described lt as
'the noblest thing the world has
tried,' but he believed it Impossible
to get sixty nations Into a circle
where the rights of each was respected by statute of law.
"The only victory I care about ls a
victory over war. That is the real
enemy. We must fight a war through
that has not vengeance," he maintained. "We have learned that we
can't hold countries by force. The
strongest thing In the world ls the
sentiment  of  good-will."
Returning again to the subject of
the Empire and the vast area and
resources of the Dominions, the doctor lamented on the paucity of their
populations. "We ought to breed more
people," he declared. "That hunger
should stalk through the British Empire is an offence to Ood and man."
Saturday night's lecture was the
second in a series sponsored by the
Vancouver Institute. The speaker this
Saturday will be Mr. Bruce Hutchinson, well-known journalist, lt was announced.
Dr. O. J. Todd, chairman of arrangements oommittee for Fall Congregation to be held In the University
Auditorium Wednesday afternoon,
Oot. 38.
Students Land
In Garrison
No Trespassing Means
"No" Say Military
Ten university students were cast
into the guard-room at the Point
Orey garrison last week.
Enjoying an afternoon walk they
failed to observe the "No Trespassing"
signs along Marine Drive and wandered too close to the mllltla fortifications. Here their progress was
halted by two stalwarts of the army
who marched the trespassers off to
the guard-room.
The prisoners were soon Joined by
"others until the number of captives
had   increased   to   ten.
With two sentries stationed at the
door of their prison the students were
kept ln a state of fearful apprehension for about an hour.
Finally, they were taken, one by
one, into the presence of three commanding officers. It ls not known
in detail what transpired at these
Interviews but observers testify that
tt was a very chastened little group
who made their way home from the
barracks that night.
For further details of this incident,
see page 3.
Chamberlain Has
Been Practical '
— McGil
Defends Former
Appeasement Policy
Chamberlain's policies during these
puzzling years has been practical and
Impregnated with hope, according to
Don McOlll, senior artsman, who
posed as the British Prime Minister
Friday ln an address to the Social
Problems Club.
"It is noteworthy that the great
criticism of Chamberlain following
Munich came only after immense relief that war had been averted," he
"It was Chamberlain's nature as
an Englishman to treat Hitler as a
gentleman and lt ls not his fault that
Hitler proved himself to be a madman totally lacking ln principle."
In maintaining that the Foreign
Policy that Britain should follow ls
incompatible with the policy she haa
to follow, McOlll sternly rebuked
Professor Laski who criticized Chamberlain in the University Auditorium
last spring.
"That brilliant sarcastic bounder
can afford to sit in a book-lined
study and look ahead 25 years. How
different his opinions and actions
would be if he had to look ahead only
25 minutes," he concluded.
There are over three hundred
passes that haven't been collected at the A.M.S. Office yet,
and to make it even more serious, they belong, for the moat
part, to Senior Students. Darrell Braldwood requests that
they   be  collected   Immediately.
Duplessis' Isol
Supported By
O.T.C. At Acadia
New Corps
Military Training:
For First Time in
25 Years
From the Acadia Athenaeum
WOLFVILLH3, N.S., Oct. 18—For
the flrat time within a quarter of a
century men will be trained on the
Acadia campua for purposes of war.
A recent decision of university authorities has made possible this Important move.
As has been the caae at other universities, the organised body of atudenta will be an Offloera' Training
Corpa. To date aome ninety-three
atudenta have voiced a deaire to Join
the new Corpa. Many of theae will
be pronounced unfit after a medical
examination, while othera will be Ineligible for varloua reaaona. Among
the general groups there are aeveral
American atudenta who may not be
allowed  to  participate.
The Corpa will have direction
from Military District No. 8 whoae
headquarters are ln Halifax. It ia
likely that training will be given by
men from the Capital City.
New Film Group
Program Arranged
By Institute
To supplement the work done by
the National and University Film
Societies it has been necessary to
found a group that ia chiefly concerned -with atudy reaearch in the
field of viaual education.
This atep waa taken by the Department of Extension in the sum-
mer of 1939. The resulting body ia
now known aa the Britiah Columbia
Institute of Cinematography.
Slnoe the very recent date of Ita
founding the Institute has gone
rapidly ahead In two different
paths. One Is In visual eduoatlon
research and the other Is In educational picture production. Thla
production has led to the com -
menoement of a Traffic Safety film
to be shot and later shown In Vanoouver.
A tentative programme has been
drawn up which will get under way
on Wednesday, October 18. This
meeting takes the form of an Open
House at the Visual Bducation headquarters of the Vancouver School
Board. Motion picture teaching in
Vancouver schoola will be outlined
by Mr. J. R. Pollock who directs
this aervice.
Open House will atart at 8 p.m.
at the School Board offices on Dunsmuir and Hamilton and atudenta
and othera intereated in the work of
the  Institute  are   Invited,
Elections To Be
Held Tomorrow
All classes will go to polls tomorrow noon to elect executives for the
No nominations were received from
Arts 40. Science 40 and 41, or the
Aggie  classes.
Nominations received to date are
as follows: Arts 41 for president,
David Ritchie; Arts 42 for president,
David Lyle and Kenneth Hall; Science 42 for president, Harry Ritchie;
Science 43 for president, Mack Buck;
sec.-treas., Ralph Tulley; athletic rep,
Campbell Williams; Commerce, for
president, Lyman Day-Smith and
Fred Smith; for secretary, Bert Hos-
klns and Jack Stevenson.
Voting will take place during noon
hour in the following rooms:
Science 43 in Applied Science 100;
Science 42 in Applied Science 212;
Science 41 in Applied Science 208;
Science  40  in  Mechanical   109;
Aggies 42 in Agriculture 100;
Aggies 41 in Agriculture 101;
Aggies 40 in Agriculture 102.
Rooms for Arts and Commerce will
be posted on the notice boards.
ation Policy
University Orgun
Hebdo Laval Lashes
War and Allies
That Premier Duplessis' drive
to prevent conscription of his
province to war purposes and to
carve out an autonomous state
in Eastern Canada, will receive
strong support from Quebec university students, appeared likely
tod'iy, according to word received here.
Bitter denunciation of the war la
voiced ln Hebdo Laval, official organ
of the Laval University studenta.
Lashing out at Oreat Britain and
France, tho French-Canadian atudent
newspaper editorially declares:
"Our country is already at war I
For a moment things are not too bad.
The cost to human life Is not yet exorbitant. The voluntary lighters do
not as yet complain of their fate. For
many people the situation la even interesting—to have a country at war
without even an army or navy and
without fear of Invasion.
"Bah I Canadians have seen many
other wars. We are a mUltaristlo
people, or at least we have been. If
our ancestors had had no courage, If
they had not loved conflict, If they
had none of that 'furla franaescla'
has made France one of the most re*,
doubtable nations of the world, then
Canada would perhaps never have existed and the province of Quebec
would certainly not be French-Canadian.
The French-Canadians struggled
flrst to settle here: they fought tha
cruel Iroquois; they fought the -English, their hereditary enemies; they
fought the American Invaders. There
are fine namea and wonderful memories In our military history.
"The last Oreat War added ono
more chapter to Its history, but whUe
there remains something to Canadians of the battles fought on our
own territory and sacrifices made for
their country, what did they gain by
their participation in the Oreat War
—an enormous public debt, 60,000
killed—lives forever ruined, aome medals, many glorious memories, and a
monument at Vlmy.
"It would aeem that after thla disastrous balance aheet, Canada would
be forever cured of making war for
her two mother countries.
"But nol Hardly are we out of tho
last economic crisis whloh followed
the last war; hardly are those whom
we call the war generation capable of
carrying a load and keeping step than
we are embarked on a new adventure
from which we shall certainly not
emerge the stronger or the more appreciated.
"O certainly the English will condescend perhaps to shake hands with
unimportant Canadians who leave to
be killed tn their place! The Frenoh
will send us, perhaps, a mission which
In its tearful speeches win dwell on
the bravery of "our dear Oanadlan
O yes! Poor Cousins!—and we shaU
be still the more poor when the state
has Imposed new taxes and made
more loans. We shall be poor still
when our industry and our commerce
are paralyzed. We shall be poorer still
when our families are broken up and
scattered. We shall be still moro
poor when our dead ones sleep forever in some part of France or Oermany. >'
The article further asks—While
Canadian men flfht and die in.
defense of some vague principle what
will Canadian women do? No doubt
they will pray. No doubt they will
bravely bear their sons—the new war
Plans for the Initiation banquet
and the Fall formal were preaented
by Betty Thomas on Friday noon to
the Phrateres meeting in Arts 100.
The formal initiation dinner will
be held at 6:30 p.m. In Spencer's
main dining room on October 20.
Tickets for the banquet will be on
sale Thursday and Friday of next
Stan Pattern's orchestra will supply the music at the Phrateres formal on  November 9. Two
Tuesday, October 17, 1939
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From The Vancouver Newa-Herald.
It has come as a surprise to Canada that Col. C. A. Lindbergh
should develop a new Monroe doctrine for the American nations.
Col. Lindbergh might read a little more history of the circumstances under which President Monroe, with extensive diplomatic
knowledge of Western Europe, came to embody that doctrine in
his message to Congress 116 years ago.
He did not plan to run the European nations which still have
colonies in the Western hemisphere, and in the case of Britain also
a self governing dominion, out of the continent which they had
colonized. Great Britain, Prance, The Netherlands, and Denmark
are all interested in North America, and also three of them on the
South American mainland, but none are likely to be a menace to
U.S. relations, in fact they are among the most democratic of the
world's peoples.
How can Canada draw the United States into the European
war "simply because it prefers the Crown of England to American
independence." As a matter of fact there is a good deal more
freedom in Canada under our system of administration than in the
U.S., and Col. Lindbergh must know that.
If the U.S. is drawn into the war it will not be because of
anything President Roosevelt has said regarding Canada, but because of the fact that Col. Lindbergh *s country has become a world
wide power with world wide responsibility.
Americans failed once when there was an opportunity to save
civilization, and tho same isolationist policy looks like imperilling
the disciplinary policy of the Allies at a time when every effort
should be made to bring the war to a successful, and what is equally more imperative, an effective peace settlement.
This extraordinary assumption that the U.S. should have the
right to determine the policy of tho American continent is amazing. Is it not just what the Allies resent in Europe, and are using
every step to check in Naziism.
Even considered on the question of population alone the continental population of the U.S. is little more than that of the Latin
American republics in South and Central America, Mexico, and
the West Indies.
What evidence is there that a British .Commonwealth dominion
on the North American continent, or tho scattered British insular
possessions with a population of some two million more has any
element of menace to Washington? There is not a vestige of proof
that the Reich might bo just as willing to colonize some of the
Latin Americas as much as Canada, in fact there is evidence in
some sections of Brazil and elsewhere of the attempt, and of the
reaction to German influence.
Col. Lindbergh seems to forget that the French-Canadians
have a better right to the St. Lawrence valley—if time is the test
—than dozens of the miscellaneous waves of population whieh
have swept westerly to found new states from the original 13
colonies of New England and the Virginias and Carolinas.
Diamonds, Watches, Personal Gifts
Seymour at Dunsmuir
A phone Is a phone no matter
where it ls situated or why plaoed In
that particular spot. Offloe and business phones are to be used, neither
for offloe work nor business. They
are to be used for gossipy chattering
students who think up Ingenious excuses for breaking dates and for calling up another date two minutes
after their previous conversation.
Suoh appears to be the oaae.
There Is a phone in the publications office. This phone Is for the
use of the members of the publication board only. This haa been emphasised in numerous ways. Yet each
day brings an army of "want-to-use-
the-phoners". Eaoh day members of
the publications grow a little grayer
dissuading these vexatious Individuals.
If they can't take a hint, they will
have to take a refusal.
A very serious minded atudent has
a aeries of schemes whereby students
may save money. These short cuts to
fortune or routes from poverty should
prove Interesting.
We have often wondered If there
shouldn't be a "tux" rentery or exchange on the campus. There should
be a thriving business' ln a student
taxi-service then there would be no
need of campus dwellers walking
home ln the wee sma's.
At any rate whatever the ideas for
saving or making money include, we
would like to hear about them.
•     •     •
Friendship and the ability to be
friendly Is the greatest quality of a
true democracy. We noticed this
friendliness at the Musical Sooiety
Formal on Thursday evening. The
word 'formal' is usually related to a ,
stiff and uncomfortable cordiality.
Not so, in this case. Two hundred
musically-Inclined members, former
members, and friends of the Muslcjti
Society, 'did their bit' by preserving
friendly social activities during this
term of war.
And so lt will be with other organizations on the campus. Culture and
the social conventions of civilization
must be preserved even during wartime and university students here
and across the Domlnton can aid In
this effort.
We have called this section 'clear-
lug station' rather than 'corrections'
1, because lt sounds more euphemistic and 2. because It ls the more
precise meaning.
We are not correcting errors but
rather, repairing "those things which
we ought to have done, and have
left undone". A story appearing ln
the Friday Issue of Ubyssey stated
that three members were re-elected
as the Board of Oovernora' representative on the Senate. The meaning
was Inverted and should have read
"as the Senate's representatives on
the Board of Governors."
An ambiguity from a story ln the
same issue results from the similarity
cf names of two organizations on this
oampus, namely, the Radio Society
and the Radio Club.
The difference ln the two clubs ls
this. The Radio Society ls the former
Varsity Time and ls our University
broadcast released through the facilities of CJOR.
The Radio Club ls a group of amateur student wireless operatives who
were able to help the Canadian University Press Service by making quick
and efficient contacts with western
universities last year but expect to
discontinue operating this year due
to international affairs and governmental regulations.
*      *      *
Oazlng through a scholarship circular we noticed a paragraph marked
with an arrow by the sender ... it
was a list of Guggenheim Fellowship
winners from Canada . . . "Dr. Lennox Algernon Mills, Associate Professor of Political Science ln the University of Minnesota. As a Guggen-
hclm Fellow Dr. Mills investigated
the post-war political, governmental
and economic situation ln Hong
Kong, the Straits Settlements and
the Malay States. Dr. Mills was born
in Vancouver, B.C., and was educated
at the University of British Columbia
and the University of Toronto. During 1923 and 1924 he was a Rhodes
Scholar from British Columbia at the
Unixersity  of Oxford."
To the members of and the brains
behind the Coed "Apple Day" Contingent, this columnist says, "Congratulations, girls, you did a good
If such co-operative ventures are
undertaken more frequently In the
future, then we may see the rebirth
of that Intangible "College Spirit"
which more than one atudent on
this campus considers as being considerably Inferior to that spirit
shown by some of our olty high
Tbe WUS, under President Biddy
McNeil, has shown that the ooeds
oan work together harmoniously If
given an achievable goal and If
given the proper Impetus. Over four
hundred gals thought that an Increased Brook Memorial Building
Fund was sufficient to warrant the
contribution of time and energy
spent in aelllng apples all over town
on Saturday.
Our Coed Contingent auggeata
that there atlll ia aome apirit left on
the Campua. But ao far the women
seem to be the only ones displaying
thla apirit.
The auperior male haa done nothing.
He knowa that there la going to
be, at aome time, the opening of the
Student Union Building. He knowa
or ahould know that there ia going
to be a men'a common room In it.
But so far he haa not ahown that
he ia intereated In the furnlahlnga
of  that  room.
Perhapa  the  men  on  thla  campua
do not care Juat how their rooma are
furnlahed. Perhapa Varaity Joe ta a;
throwback    to   the   'cave-man'   who
alept  anywhere,  any  time.   Perhapa.
Perhapa the MUS and the SMUS
might get together In an effort to
ralae aome contribution to the Brock
Memorial Fund. It la up to them to
show that they still are the equals
of women.
The fraternities are showing the
way wtth their 'smoker'. Non-fraternity members oan co-operate by patronising this smoker. They do not
necessarily have to remain silent
and hidden; their contribution and
support will be both felt and appreciated.
"Students must use sane Judgment
ir.   regard   to   student   affairs."   aald
President   L.   S.   Kllnck   ln   his   welcoming  address  to  the freshmen.
Judging from the vote oast at the
by-election  last  Friday  week,  only
a   little   over   800   students   realise
that  there  la  a  Students'  Council
here   and   that   there   are   student
There is one consolation, however.
A year ago, only 90 students knew
there was a by-election when Oertrude Pitman was elected for secretary.
But eight hundred voters out of a
qualified two thousand ls nothing to
brag about.
Nor is the attendance at the AMS
meeting a few weeks ago when half
the auditorium was empty.
Neither Is the apathy displayed by
the students when they heard the
treasurer, apRoberts, Inform them of
the proposed cuts ln the club grants.
Student comments later on the
subject suggested some degree of
Baby Snooks. All they could think
of  was—"Why?"
"Why ls there a deficit," not "What
are we going to do about tt?"
If the students show more Interest
ln their university; lt they show more
Interest ln the club work on the campus and If they are willing to do their
share of the work, then they might
learn   why.
Learning   comes   only   through   ex
At home most of the students are
content with a minor position. Seldom, If ever, are they able to show
their wonderful abilities to papa or
to mama; because both pa and ma
Just do not appreciate the musical
voice; the stirring oratory, the great
intelligence or the extraordinary executive abilities of their offsprings.
Now—before Fanny and Freddy
Frosh came to UBC they had at high
school the enviable opportunity of
showing their talents to those willing
to notice them. They were president
of this, president of that, they were
debating champions; they were the
cheer leaders—in short—they were
But, sad to say, at UBC, Freddy and
Fanny   found   that   they   could   not\
carry  on  from  where  they  had  left.
They  must  begin  all  over again.
They found that they could hot
break Into the limelight. So a large
number of students are  unwilling  toi
N U I   K A    /
VChtTnedeS} tacking hi* toga, n«v«r noticed tht lack.
"Eurtkat" hm thouted in triumph, "Behold now, Picobacl"
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My friend and I, beguiled by the
brilliant autumn sunshine, decided
to take a walk at noon into the wide
open spaces. After covering some
distance, we were confronted by a
large sign. In big blaok lettera the
aign read, "No Treapaaaing, by
Order." We very foolishly decided we
could not understand sign language
and continued on our way.
Soon the signs became more im-
poaing and more numeroua. Never-
theleaa, we were impelled by that
little demon curiosity to take a
look at the guna which command
the Oulf from Point Orey,
Suddenly, two aoldiera came upon
ua and ordered ua to halt. After giving ua a verbal lashing on being
illiterate, they decided to take ua
into cuatody. Slnoe the barracka
were on the other aide of the fortifications, they found lt neoeaaary to
make a detour through the wooda In
order that our knowledge of gunnery would  not be augmented.
Aa we were being marohed back,
we saw, coming through a trail, two
other boya, who were aoon to beoome
our companions. Further on, three
more groupa of atudenta were alao
victims of theae clroumatanoea, and
now our little band had Inoreaaed
to ten, making it neoeaaary for one
of the aoldiera to call for reinforcements.
We were marched into the Barracka and held aa prlsonera in a hut
with two aentriea stationed at the
door. I hoped that we would not be
aearched, for, if my chemiatry notea
were found on my peraon, they would
certainly be thought cunningly conceived code  meaaagea.  For  a whole
work for any club If they have to remain behind the scenes. Students
who glory ln publicity and who like
to see their names in the columns of
this paper seem to forget that they
cannot be ln the public eye all their
Those who love glory; those who
seek public recognition for their services seem to forget that for the one
person recognized there must be ten
who are not.
There are clubs on this campus who
need students willing to work without receiving the praises and the
plaudits of the student body.
These clubs could work more efficiently if they had more students willing to co-operate for the growth of
the club rather than for the personal
You know, Joe and Josephine, glory,
like love, ls only ephemeral; but there
is permanent satisfaction working behind the scenes.
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hour we were kept in suspense, wondering what waa to happen. Frankly
our future teemed rather dubloua.
At laat we were taken, individually, Into the preaence of three Commanding Officers, who were seated
at a table. They not only asked ua
numerous questions but also emphasized the dangera of wandering
around fortifications during wartime.
After the interview we were
marched aepartely to the gate and
releaaed. We departed, aadder but
wiaer, for we had acquired a reapeot
for aigna.
We alncerely hope that you will
profit by our experience and confine
your walka to the Campua.
These fall affairs are happier
events for both, when your
lady fair ls embellished by a
smart corsage from Brown
Joe Brown  (Arts  '23), Mgr.
PHONE SEy. 1484
668  Oranvllle  Street Tuesday, October 17, 1939
Orders by
Llout.-Colonal O. M. Shrum, M.M.
Commanding U.B.C. Contingent
No. 14 Ootober 18, 1089
Vancouver, B.C,
Orderly Officer:
gnd Lt. J. L. Hunter.
Next for Duty:
3nd Lt. H. C. Spring.
Orderly Sergeant:
Sgt. W. H. Goodwin.
Next for Duty:
Sgt. J. Outhrle.
1. The Monday-Wednesday group
will parads on Monday, October 18 and Wednesday, Ootober 18 at 1800 hours,
a. The Tuesday-Thursday group
will parade on Tuesday, Ootober 17 and Thursday, October
10, at 1900 hours.
During the week commencing
Ootober 16,' leotures will be held
on Monday, Oot. 16; Wed. Oot. 18,
and Fri. Oot. 30, at 1380 hours In
Ap. Sclenoe 303.
The training will be oontlnued as
per the Syllabus posted.
8. ORDERS—Extract from District
Routine Orders—No, 180.
Commanding Officers will draw
the attention of all ranks to the
Official Secrets Act. All ranks
should also be cautioned against
the discussion of confidential
military matters In public places
or with strangsrs.
No. 10 October 14, 1089,
Vancouver, B.C.
The following msn having been
duly attested and sworn, are
taken on strength of the U.B.C.
Contingent, C.O.T.C. with effect
from 36/9/89.
No.  Rank Name
86S   Cadet    OgUvle, A. L.
878 Hood, J. A.
676 Kaneen, A. O.
877 "        Robertson,   D.   H.
878 "        Bonnell,  R.  R.
679 Frost,  D. W.
880 "        Chambers, S. L.
881 Meredith, T. W.
883                 Matheaon, J.  P.
883 "        Oray, N.  T.
884 Shore,  A.   O.
088        "        Urquhart, A.  N.
686 Teagle, E. E.
887 "        Woodoroft,  D. A.
888 Malkin,   P.  L.
889 "        Keller, C. W.
690 "        Fox, O. E. N.
691 Logan,   K.   T.
693 Harman, J. H.
To be atruok off atrength aa from
No.   Rank Name
488   Cadet    Anderaon, T. T.
488   C/Cpl. Bird, A. C.
486   Cadet   Bell, H. ft.
494        "        Brook, P. H. O.
899   C/Sgt. Cook,  O.  M.
488  Cadet    Chartera, J. A.
490        "        Carlyle,   D.  O.
800        "        Field, H.  F.
446        "        Oreeno,  D. M.
811   C/Cpl. Ollmour. S. S.
003   Cadet   Hunden, D. J.
810 Hugea-Oamea, W.  E.
476        "        Kldd, 8. J.
441 " Lepaoe,  O.
806        "        Law, H.
503        "        Lennox,  A. D.
884        "        Mann, H. A.
469        "        Moody.  D.  B.
479        "        Martlnoff,  I.
439        "        Mahood,  I.
for the activities
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Stationers and Printers
Facts Of Life At U.B.C.
Puzzle Helpless Frosh
That the Frosh are still fretting
helplessly over the Facts of Life at
UJB.C. ls very evident from a questionnaire sent In by a publlo-splrtted
freshette. Sympathising with and
espousing her cause, we set ourselves
the task of solving her problem.
She flrst asks how to get books out
of a fastened looker with the key Inside lt. As the years roll on, ahe will
realise what a God-given excuse that
ls for not attending leotures. We can
only sigh wistfully. It's never happened to us.
Our little friend would then like
to know how to applaud a noontime speech In the Auditorium with
a sandwich tn one hand and an
apple In the other. Why be like the
common herdT Be Individualistic.
Express yourself. Hiss. Your neighbours will find it rather orumb-y,
but they have probably been con
ditioned ln the Caf.
Anointing her bruised limbs, our
fellow-sufferer bewails the difficulty
of finding a seat In tho Oaf. The best
houra for this are before 8.30 a.m.
and after 8.80 p.m. The appUcatlon
of a shoe horn should be very helpful.
She asks again how to And a pencil sharpener ln any of the buildings.
As pencil sharpeners come under tho
heading of luxuries at U.B.O., they
are   conspicuous    by   their    absence.
Our embryo co-ed naively asks how
to accustom oneself to the bussing of
the busy bees In the library. We, too,
would pose a question—WHAT busy
Now Frosh, If there Is anything
more you want to know, just write
and tell us all about lt and we will
be only too glad to help you.
(Continued from Page 1)
and oasts It In the gutter with the
One would think that as either good
Canadians, good Catholics or good
Frenchmen, they would have the fortitude to strive to preserve that which
has been their heritage and that
which ls now their national prise . . .
And yet, they wish for autonomy,
as a people apart, and cry that they
are not given the privileges of a chosen people. And all this despite the
fact that Canada has given them
overy privilege Imaginable, even to a
recognition of their language over
the national radio network.
We think they have an Inferiority
It ls high time that Quebec realized that It Is not a thing Inseparable
unto Itself. It Is high time that It
realized that lt owes Its Ufe and well-
being to the whole unit of the Dominion of Canada. It Is high time
that lt realized that lt was Canadian
and not French.
It ls, In effect, time that Quebec
"got wise" to the dictator leanings of
M. Duplessis and abandoned Its tearful emotionality.
Quebec students ask: "What price
We say any price.
The price of liberty Is great, but
It la also the prioe of happiness,
food, olothes, religion, and all things
that matter. How would those Quebec students Uke to live under Hitler, without the church for solace.
Perhaps the Quebec people might
look further than their provincial
boundaries. They might see that the
rest of us are not welching on the
debt we owe to our country a.nd ourselves. Surely they do not expect to
stay quietly at home and let the rsjit
of the country protect them.
As a conclusion, we will repeat but
briefly the remark made by a French
professor concerning the editorial attitude expreased In L'Hebdo Laval,
student newspaper:
"It stinks."
All atudenta are requeated to make
appointmenta ln Publioationa office
for their pleturea for the Totem.
Oeneral Meeting—Arta 106—Tueaday noon. Kenneth Becket, Alma
Mater Society lawyer, apeaking with
reference to the war and law. Old
and new membera welcome.
MoDonald, L. M.
McBean, R. H.
McMillan,  R.  B.
Neil,  R.  C.
Schledel, I. H.
Richardson, N. L.
401   C/Cpl. Warne, J. W.
601   Cadet    Walah,   J.   W.
Major E. J. D. Edmonds and Sgt.
H. F. Hamon, having been detailed from let Anti-Aire raft Regt.
R.C.A. are attached to U.B.C.
Contingent C.O.T.C. aa from 18/-
Amendmenta   for   Part  3   Ordera
No. 9 of 8/10/39.
For effective date 8/10/39 read
2. No. 868 Cadet Sutton, E. A. B„
should read No. 604 Cadet Sutton.
Signed  (W. H. BARTON) 2nd Lieut,
for A. P. Morley, A/Adjutant.
Formal To Mark
25th Birthday
It's more than just another formal
this year for the Players' Club. This
speolal celebration will mark the
36th anniversary of the club.
Jaok Emerson, alumni member,
will provide the music for thia Important occaalon whioh takes plaoe
in the Georgian Club on Thuraday,
Oot. 19.
Lorraine Johnaton heads the convening committee. The reception
line will consist of two active members, Ruth Heyer and James Frasee.
An Important Rugby Dinner will
be held on Ootober 18, In the Caf.
All players are asked to turn out,
as many things relative to the
English Rugby Sohedules will be
discussed. See Jim Stinson for particulars.
The most popular Scandinavian
authoress, ln translation at least.
Selma Lagerlof, will be discussed by
Enid Butler at the Tuesday evening
meeting of the Letters Club, at the
home of Mrs. R. W. Brooks, 6726
Arbutus Street. Old membera will
vote to replace the twe vacancies.
A meeting of the Editorial Board
will be held In the Pub today noon.
All members are urgently requested
to attend.
Political Philosophy section of the
Social Problems Olub, Arts 308, today
noon, to discuss "The State, Office
and Individual.*' i
Transportation wanted from MoKensie Heights or vicinity. H. Fret-
well, Arts Letter Rack. I
The Newman Club will hold Its
seoond meeting of the term at the
home of Mrs. D. J. Costello, 1936 W.
17th Ave., on Wednesday, October
18, at 8.00 p.m. Reverend Father
Kelly S.J. will addreaa the meeting |
on "The Position of Catholics in the
Present Situation." AU Catholic atudenta are urged to attend the meeting.
An open meeting of the Chemistry
Society will be held on Wednesday,
October 18 at 13:30 p.m. ln Science
300. Dr. Blythe Eaglea will apeak on
"The  Chemistry  of  Milk."
Lost last Friday ln the Lower Common Room Washroom (ladles) a pair
of rimless glasses, minus the case.
Will finder please return to Velma
White, Arts Letter Rack.
Three dollars, between Science
Building and the gates. Finder rewarded on 'phoning O. H. Cockburn
at ALma 0313-L.
Members of the Menorah Society
elected Rose Weiss as Its president,
at a social meeting, Sunday night,
held at the home of Leonard Korsch.
Jack Zack is vice-president; Leonard Korsch, secretary; Bernard
Reed, treasurer, and Pearl Hoffman,
freshman  representative.
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Tuesday, October 17, 1939
Varsity Downs Ex-Britannia  16-6
First Fifteen Rally Sinks Lowly
Ex-Britannias While Meralomas
Trounce Seconds 20-4
Second Fifteen
The Ubeecees fell before a strong
Meraloma squad In the first game of
a double header at the Oval on Saturday, when they came out on the
short end of a 30-4 count.
The Kitsilano gang Just had too
much power and experience for the
campus crew, and literally pushed
their way through the lighter Varsity
lads for the win.
Blddle of the Meralomaa ran
through the college men to start
the game off, but Doug. Wilson,
who played a bang-up game at
fullback, promptly replied with a
lovely Held goal.
From this point on lt wus strictly
the Kitsles' game, as the students
were unable to dent the opposition's
line and actually saw very little of
the field other than their own half.
The Varsity crew were stronger on
the defense than on the offense, and
stopped most of the Kitsilano lads'
rushes, with the Meralomas scoring
the majority of their points on breakaways and solo runs.
Tommy Nlshlo at scrum-half played a sparkling game, as did Doug
Wilson at fullback, the latter constantly   breaking   up   enemy   rushes.
Hustling- Forward
fFirst Fifteen
U. B. C.
(Arts 39)
TRin. 2611
Overhead hangs the visage of veteran Tommy Robson who played suoh
a bang-up game againat Ex-Rrltannla
on Saturday. Tommy Is the mainstay of the forward wall, and hla
hustling antics have sped more than
one Varsity soore on Its way.
Co-Ed Sports
—Hy Oerry Armstrong
With the opening of the Vancouver
and District Orass Hockey League on
Saturday afternoon, U.H.O. (only
Varsity team to play), defeated a
fighting ex-Surnaby team by the
score 3-0. Myrne Nevlson accounted
for two goals and Elizabeth Maclnnes for one.
At first lt seemed anybody's game
as play alternated back and forth,
one ex-Rurnaby shot missing Its objective by the width of the goalpost. Rut with the score 1-0 ln their
favour at half time, our coeds took
In the second half of the game,
half-backs and full-backs displayed
better back-checking and clearing.
Forwards, too, became more aggressive, tallying two more goals.
The team was using several new
players and therefore lacked Ita
usual good combination. Hut just
give ooaoh Mr. White time/
A decided asset to the team Is
centre forward Hetty Mulr who
played on the Canuck team whloh
travelled  South  last year.
Re-elected to their respective
positions were Manager Hortense
Warne and Captain Myrne Nevlson.
Playing on Saturday were: Betty
Henderson, Hortense Warne, Helen
Matheson, Elisabeth Norte, Pauline
Scott, Margaret Oeorge, Elisabeth
Maclnnes, Amy Cawley, Betty Mulr,
Myrne Nevlson,  O. Armstrong.
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With a brilliant second half rally
that netted eleven pointa, and kept
the opposition scoreless, the Varsity
Thunderbirds scored a ragged 18-0
victory over the Ex-Britannias at
the U.B.O. Stadium, Saturday afternoon.
The Britannlans snatched an early
lead when Garrison crossed the line
after a swivel-hipped run, but lost
that lead when Mack Buck tallied a
try for the Collegians to put them
two points up as Chapman booted the
The lead went back to the Britan
nia   boys,   however,   Just   before   the
half   when   Ooodheart   battered   his
way through for another unconverted
On  the short  end  of  a  8-8  count,
the    Students    returned    after    the
breather to score eleven points while
muffling    the   Ex-High   squad's   big
guns.   Three   tries   and   one   convert
was   the   reply   from   Varsity   to   the
Britannia threat of the first frame.
With  a smart three-quarter line
play, Jerry Wood plunged over for
a  try with  the winning edge, and
then   repeated   the  performance   a
few mlnutea later. Carrol Chapman
converted the seoond one, and following a ragged three run carried
the   ball   over   for   another  Varsity
This week's game saw a great Improvement in the Student scrum.
They were really getting the ball out,
and the added weight proved valuable all around. Biggest bulwark ot
the front line was Tommy Robson
who played a whale of a game.
The three line, however, showed
remarkable weakness, and was especially ragged in the first period. Ted
McPhee, mainstay of the backfleld
showed top form, though, and displayed smooth passing and tricky
Oolfers got together Friday noon
and elected their club executives for
the coming season. Oordle Living
ston was elected President, Ormy
Hall secretary and BUI Charlton,
Close to 26 would-be members
were on hand and an extensive program was lined up for the season.
Starting all this week the qualifying
round takes plaoe for the University Oolf championship now held by
Bill  Charlton.
Every   one  Interested  Is  Invited
to  play  In  the  tourney,  the   only
stipulation    being    a    twenty-five
oent   entry   fee   and   a   qualifying
card   handed   Into   Harry   'Winder,
professional     at     the     University
course. The quaUfylng carda must
be handed ln before Monday, Oct.
The flrst  eight men qualifying for
the   championship   proper   which   Is
played for over match play, the non-
qualifiers    automatically    forming    a
flrst flight.
'Winner of the championship flight
wins the University Oolf Club and
the flrst flight low gross and low
net winners receive valuable prises.
Don't forget to hand in a card to
Harry Winder, the University professional, before the start next week
and wait for further notices.
By Legion
Superior in every department of
defensive and midfleld play, but lacking the necessary finishing dynamite,
Charlie Hltchen's Varsity soccerites
were held to a scoreless draw by Kerrisdale Legion Saturday at Cambie
The students were considerably
strengthened on defense by the Inclusion of Jim Robinson, who turned
ln a steady game In his flrst performance of the season, but the highly
touted flring-llne had mud In their
muskets throughout. All of which
added up to the fact that the boys
might as well not have played for all
the scoring that took place.
As usual, the campusmen staged
on early bombardment and three
times came within excruciatingly
short range of ringing the bell, but
Temoln failed to deliver the goods
ln his accustomed manner. The remainder of the half saw only sporadic Kerrisdale sallies sprinkled in
among frequent Blue and Oold movements, and although Leong was once
beaten in a goalmouth race for the
ball, some stalwart work by Roach
and Robinson cleared the student
The second period began with some
vigorous checking, and an unnecessary amount of whistle-tooting by
the conscientious referee.
Twice skipper Jaok Rush had the
ball-game In his hip-pocket with
close-range opportunities, but although the husky centre-half hit
the cross-bar with the flrat, his
closing effort sailed on up Into the
twilight—and, of oourse, over the
The final minutes were enlivened
by a minor scuffle on the left wing
between Stew Todd and a red-headed
Kerrisdale gent named Ellison, but
an honorable peace was restored by
the efforts of the referee, linesman
and several pacifically inclined players. —ROBINSON.
Hockey   Weather
Hits Campus
Puckmen Prepare
November is fast approaching, and
perhaps with lt one expects weather
a bit on the chilly side with a small
helping of fog thrown ln; but to the
Ice-hockey enthusiast, it ls the month
of action, and soon pads and skates
will be hauled from the attic.
As a matter of fact, hockey is already 'in the air' and yesterday's
opening organization meeting brought
forth players both new and old, all
anxious to get the season started as
soon as possible . . . and the feeling
everywhere on the campus seems to
be that the Blue and Oold puck-
chasers will be a mightier squad than
By Lionel Salt
ever before.
Looking back on last season, it can
bf- readily seen why such optimism
prevails. It was then that hockey was
getting its baptism as a major sport,
and certainly faced an Up-hill battle.
Almost the entire squad started off
with absolutely no experience in senior competition, but the Thunderbird
stlck-wlelders gradually learned to
hold their own ln the four team league, and broke even ln the Oonzaga
—U.   of  Wash.  Intercollegiate  series.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the modern youth must
carry into the world of business more than a mere skilled Intellect—he
must have the physical and moral health necessary to carry his acquired
intellect farther afield.
It is becoming Increasingly apparent—In parallel form—that compulsory
physical training ls the college's only answer to the demand of a health-
conscious society.
Therefore It ls only logical that universities, indeed all institutions
for the furthering of knowledge should oarry a compulsory health training
such that will reach the minds and bodies of every student enrolled.
Such a scheme—whereby a department is set up for the furthering
of healthy cltisens—is noticeably missing on the campus of the University
of B.C.—a plaoe where publio health and morals should be of primary
It   Is  to   the  discredit  of  the   government  Who  sponsors   the
university, to the board of governors who control the policy of the
university and to the university students and their elected student
representatives that suoh a vital and necessary program of physical
re-armament Is missing.
This university has been singularly blessed  ln having at  its  disposal
the  persons  of  Miss  Oertrude  Moore  and   Mr.   Maury  Van   Vliet  who  fill
the positions  of Athletic  Directors so  capably.
But that two people should be handed the task of caring for the
physical well-being of more than two thousand students is lamentable,
narrow-minded and directly opposed to the better interests of a society
which this university supports intellectually and is supported by financially,
I believe that until a system of compulsory physical framing
Is Instigated on this campus, we, as students, are unfit to assume
the duties of oltlsens.
Dictatorship's answer to the question is a forced military training for
every youth in the land. But dictatorship ignores one of the first principles
of good citizenship—the healthy mind. Its militaristic fanaticism ls the
rotten apple that spoils the barrel of good  intentions.
In Canada we possess a democracy which should be protected from
such radicalism. And while I do not mean to profess that in the establishment of compulsory physical training will be found the direct means to
safeguard our governmental system, I do maintain that no lasting success
can be founded upon the accomplishments of a race of physical degenerates.
This is a direct challenge to our public-minded citizens, and clear-
thinking students, to petition the Board of' Governors of tho University
into forming, at least, a nucleus of what will bo a course of physical
training which will be compulsory for every able-bodied student registered.
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