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 Here They Are.. Seven Sweet Prom Candidates
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Marg Gardiner
. ALPHA GAMMA DELTA
Betty Anderson
. . . KAPPA ALPHA THETA
Betty Harvey
. . . GAMMA PHI BETA
Mary Drury
. . . ALPHA PHI
Vivian Dilger
. . . DELTA GAMMA
Mary Farrell
KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA
Pat Meredith
. . . ALPHA OMICRON PI
PUBLISHED TWICE WEEKLY BY THE PUBLICATIONS BOARD OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Ballots Will Decide
Co-ed Royal At
Tomorrow's Prom
•   THE JUNIOR PROM, one of the most eagerly anticipated
functions of the year, will be held at the Commodore
tomorrow evening, Wednesday, February 4.
VOL, XXIV
VANCOUVER, B. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1942
ELECTION  DAY TOMORROW
Candidates Await
Verdict As Polls
Open Until 4 P.M.
•   A NEW PRESIDENT of the Alma Mater Society will
be elected tomorrow.
Voting will take place at poll tables arranged for the
event in the lobby of the Auditorium building, as in previous years.
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Balloting is to be conducted
only between the hours of 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. Students are asked
to bring some means of identification for presentation to the poll
clerks, who will check the eligibility of voters upon class list-).
LARGE AUDIENCE
Before one of the largest audiences ever to assemble at a campus
election rally, all candidates for the
chief executive office reiterated
their platforms and pledged fidelity to the undergraduate electorate.
The lock of "rosy promises" in
his plaform bothered lanky John
Carcon not at all. His time and
energies as president, he declared,
would be devoted to the support
of the campus war effort.
Students must emerge from the
chrysalis of narrow sectionalism"
asserted stocky Jack Church "before the war can be won."
"NO SAINT'
"I'm no saint'' Pete Mathewson,
declared in a confidential tone.
"I don't look well in a halo, believe me."
Deploring "the spirit of antagonism" which existed between
students and the C.O.T.C, ho
branded it as a "disgrace." '
Support from an unexpected
quarter came to candidate Rod
Morris when two ione Aggies
threw their weight on the side of
the short, heavy-set scienceman,
as he assorted that the various
faculties "were not always represented in council."
DalRichards
LaudsGreeks
With Song
• A POPULARITY SONG Poll
will be conducted among Fraternities and Sororities on the
Campus by Dal Richards, Vancouver Orchestra Leader.
Each Fraternity and Sorority
will be asked to choose a popular
sons which they like best and their
favorite fraternity song which Dal
Richards will feature on his radio
|-ro>',r.itn 10:30 Friday nights over
station C'JOR.
Each Friday niiiht the choices
of one Fraternity and one Sorority will  be played.
Pres'dMits of Greek Societies
;iiv asked to contact Dal Richards
as soon  as possible.
"Preferential"
Vote System
In Use Here
• FOR THE BENEFIT of Freshmen and other undergraduates
who ore not familiar with U.B.
C.'s efficient, but complicated,
system of voting, the Ubyssey
prints the following instructions
for use in tomorrow's elections.
The candidates' names will be
in alphabetical order on the ballot.
To vote for the man you think
best could fill the office, place a
1 opposite his name. If the voter
so desires, he c#n name his second, third and fourth choices by
placing the numbers 2, 3, • 4 after
their names.
The candidate who receives mors
than 50 per cent of the total number of first choices shall be declared elected. If no candidate receives more than half of the number of first choices, then the candidate with the least number of
first choices will be struck off the
list and the second choices marked
on his ballots shall be. credited
to the candidates for whom they
are cast.
The candidates with the least
number of first choices shall continue to be struck off the list and
the votes credited to their names
will then be distributed among tha
remaining candidates on the list
in this manner until only two candidates remain on the list, in which
case the one wth tho larger number of votes shall be declared
elected.
PROPAGANDIST—Arvid
(Bill) Backman, ex-pubster
and Engineering Society
president, who will, for the
third successive year, edit
the annual Science Issue of
the Ubyssey next Tuesday
in connection with the forthcoming Science Ball.
Young Theol.
Passes Away
-A. E. Gellatly
A week ago Saturday a fellow-
student died.
On January 24, Allan Evan Gellatly pagjed away at Kelowna,
struck clown by an invisible and
unrelenting enemy — cancer. 18
months ago Allan attended the
University with tho intention of
entering the ministry. Shortly after he became ill.
To many others there will be
the honor of giving their lives on
the battlefield. For Allan there was
a battle to be suffered in silence
but with never failing cheerfulness.
The loss of a leg and months in
bed never caused him to lose courage. When those that knew him
saw him at Christmas he greeted
them with his never-failing smile.
Now he has gone.
Red Army Plans Attack
In Aid Of Science Ball
•   SOMEWHERE IN REDLAND:—Enthusiastic over the Red
offensive soon to be waged in the Commodore sector, the
Commissar of Military Relations, Ive Ma Pantzoff, left the
red citadel on the Point Grey Campus this weekend to lay
more strategic plans for the coming invasion.
Your so-respondent gleaned from ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
the shreds of misinformation dropped by Commissar Rodski Morris,
president of the S.M.U.S. and Commissar of Evasion Buck Mannski
that the red drive would be
launched on Thursday, Feb. 12,
commencing at 21 hours.
"VOLGA VODKA"
Neither Morris, Buck, Backman,
Nash, nor any of the other generals known to be actively scheming are willing to talk. It is general knowledge, however, that tho
Commodore offensive will be offensive and will be aided by Olo
Olson and his maestros of volga
vodka. Special passes, three bucks
on the hoof, ore needed for admission. Flowers, corsages and other luxurious si&ns. of capitalistic
frenzy are forb'-den. The sign of
the reds must be worn for which
a special due of fifty cents will bo
levied. The proceeds from these
tokens will be turnd over to the
War Council.
Comm'ssars Buckland, Williams,
Graham, and Narod who arc issuing the special passes (price three
bucks) hinted yesterday that the
demand is heavy. According to
Buckland the attack will feature
a new Russian steppe known as
the Siberian Stompski. "Further
details," sez he, "will be revealed
in our official communique next
week."
RED GENERAL
The Commander-in-Chief of the
Red Forces, Pantzoff, will arrive
back on the campus a week Tuesday with Ole Olscnski and his
vulgar dons. "We can't do anything
without our Pantzoff", muttered
Red generals yesterday. A limited
number of passes (price threo
Lucks) will be available for Agriculture and Arts later during
the week.
No   28 Feature attraction  will  be the
m^m election of Prom Queen, highest
honor possible for Junior co-eds.
Seven beautiful girls are vieing
for the Crown, their faces are fast
becoming very familiar through
the use of propaganda pictures on
all notice boards. Voting stubs are
attached to all tickets and should
be dropped In the box at the door
or in a similar one on the Campus
during the day.
Juniors desiring tickets must
get them at the A.M.S. office and
only upon presentation of their
pass. Others may purchase them
in the Quad every day at 12:30, at
$3.00 a couple.
Hugh Ritchie, president of the
Junior Year, has requested that
no one buy corsages, as button
holes will be on sale at the door
for 50c and every one MUST buy
one. Proceeds will go to the Red
Cross. 	
Patron3 for the affair will be
President and Mrs. L. S. Kllnck,
Dean Dorothy Mawdsley, Dean
and Mrs. Daniel Buchanan, Dr.
and Mrs. A. W. Currie.
Dancing will be from 9:30 to
1:00.
PROM PQTENTATE —
Hugh Ritchie, Junior Class
president in charge of arrangements for tomorrow
night's Junior Prom. His
was the job of shepherding
seven lovelies through their
ladylike paces toward the
title of "Prom Queen" for
1942.      «
Bob Morris, President of L.
S.E., has announced that nominations for the Honorary L.S.
E. award have not all been
received.
He i3 therefore extending the
dead-line for these nominations until Friday.
All clubs must submit names
in writing to the A.M.S. office
by that time.
Candidates To
Show At Noon
Review Today
e ANNUAL TREAT for male undergrade takes place today at
noon when seven nervous 1942
Junior Prom Queen candidates go
on display at a pep meet in the
auditorium.
The seven pretty co-eds from
which this year's Prom, goddess
will be chosen — Mary Farreli,
Margaret Gardiner, Betty Harvey,
Bette Anderson, Patricia Meredith,
Vivian Dilger, and Mary Drury —
hope to display their overwhelming charms to an eager audience
when they are interviewed during
the presentation.
Ole Olson is bringing out his
Prom orchestra, with which Meryle
Shields will appear as guest vocalist.
BOOGIE BEAT
Doug "Boogie" Watt and Johnny
"Woogie" Francis plan to present
an encore of their piano specialty
offered at last Friday's variety
show.
This brief "en masse" presents-
tation of the Queens is usually
considered all important in the
selection, for after the show all
Prom ticket holders begin voting
for their favorites.
Soap Qargles Abandoned
As Pubsters Start Reform
•   IT'S SELF DENIAL day every day now in the "Pub"	
For, by common agreement (and the persuasive dictates of a self-appointed one-man discipline committee, Lionel
Salt), all its members have forsworn the practise of swearing.
J. Blotz: "I do not..
At least, the practice of free
swearing.
For now every oath uttered by
a Pubstor within his sacred confines costs him a certain sum,
which he must place in an oath
jar.
Thc whole ghastly business became law last Thursday — a press
day — v/hen a catalogue of oaths
was drawn up and posted. Fines
run from one cent for "god", two
cents each for "damn" and "hell",
to two bits for the jackpot.
Subterfuge is rife, but nevertheless most culprits are caught.
Hcaciest contributor so far is an
-assistant-photographer, who at
one stage hit thc jackpot.
What is to become of thc proceeds is still doubtful. But some
cynics, noting that a Pub Party
is in the offing, insinuate that th;-
end results will not be as sanctimonious  as   the   avowed   purpose.
No, we can't swear any more.
Damn it.
Groundhog Is Trapped;
But Censor Says" Quiet"
By VIVIAN VINCENT
•    WITH GROUNDHOG DAY approaching, a safari was organized to discover if this mammal was really extinct.
Crawling  painfully   across   the   desert   into   Applied
Science, the Zoology Lab was thoroughly searched revealing
only a lavender alligator in the last stages of disintegration.
Cowering in the corridor, however        MMMiiMiMHM^
choose to run '
bristled a small shadowy creature
who admitted to being the last of
the groundhog family.
"I can't talk," he whimpered,
"this is a defence area, and the
government isn't giving me a
chance to reveal any information
to thc enemy."
"For the next six weeks, the
weather will be (CENSORED)",
and the groundhog picked up his
.shadow and dived back into the
dim recesses of the building.
In a few seconds he reappeard
and after another drink he laid
down his shadow again and continued.
"I would advise all students to
unpack their (censored) for futuvo
use, as they will become n necessity very soon."
One Man's
Opinion
by ANDY SNADDON
• "NO flowers by request"
The new policy for Varsity formals has been the cause of a lot
of argument on the campus for almost two years now. And last
Friday a down-town florist in a
letter to the editor has raised the
very fair question "why should
one item of expense be singled out
for attention when so many other
frills are not touched at all?"
It seems to us that It is only
reasonable that you have to start
somewhere when you begin to try
to raise money for all-important
war needs.
Flowers for lovely ladies are one
of the extra frills which add to the
success of a "formal" evening. If
the committees were just going to
cut out flowers as an item of expense then we would feel that it
was a rather silly gesture. But
when corsages, which are really
unnecessary, are replaced by some
item which will benefit the Red
Cross, then we favor it. Many
non-essential industries have suffered already in this war and, unfortunately, many others will suffer before it is over.
PURPOSE
If you are going to have your
large formal aff-lrs, it would be
rather silly to only go half way
in making them successful dances.
In other words to carry on with
your big down-town dances and
at the same time cut out all the
formality that makes them extra-
special would not be consistent.
But you can still maintain the
flavor without corsages, and by
converting the money spent on
flowers to aid a worthy cause
you give your entertainment some
good purpose.
Many people on this Campus
favor the suspension of all down*
town formals for the duration.
They believe, as Mr. Brown (the
down-town florist) does, that singling out one item for elimination
is not enough. They cannot understand why, with a fine building
(a Student building incidentally)
such as the Brock, we cannot hold
all the affairs out here on the
campus, and direct all the profits
to war work.
SURVEY SHOWS LITTLE
But in a survey taken on the
campus by the Ubyssey last term,
just as many students favored the
continuation of dances down town
as favored their discontinuance.
The survey was carefully conducted so that no particular group
on the campus would predominate.
So the council and the various
dance committees are in no position to put on a drive to bring
these affairs out to the campus,
even if they so desired. Their job
is to follow the wishes of the student body as far as possible.
However, they have very com-
mondably made a beginning at
giving these functions valuable
purpose.
With this objf-cl in mind we hope
that the corsage policy will be
carried on. Page Two-
THE   UBYSSEY
Tuesday, February 3, 1942
• From The Editor's Pen » »
»
A.M.S. Elections
Tomorrow we go to the polls to elect
the man whom we trust will head student
government on this campus next term. Although an inescapable atmosphere of uncertainty prevails every time we think of
U.B.C. next year, we must plan for it now
with thoughtful care, not shrug our shoulders and say out loud what we are really
thinking inside. More than ever before, the
voices of the lowerclassmen must be heard
in this election, for it will be they, if anyone,
who will attend U.B.C. next year.
Four men have expressed their willingness to lead our student government through
the fourth war session. How should we go
about choosing the right one?
Let us look beyond all the election ballyhoo and pretty speeches we have been
subjected to this last week.   Next term,
when the new president assumes office,
those things will be forgotten. Then, when
he is faced with the difficult problems of
trying to engineer the student body into an
unknown and dark future, it will be his
qualities of character and leadership, his
ability to face tough situations and a critical
public and make decisions coolly, that will
really count.
Which of the four will be most able to
measure up to these qualities under fire?
Which has had the best experience in executive positions? Who could best handle
both students and off-the-campus business
associates?
Answer these questions carefully. Then
cast your vote tomorrow to show you really
believe in the democratic principles for
which we fight.
Attention, Sophomores
The executive of the Sophomore Class
have unanimously decided they should forego the Arts '44 Class party this year and
buy a War Bond for the A.M.S. with the
$200 which would come from the Pass Fund
to pay for the party. This is an excellent
idea, and one for which the Soph executive
deserves highest praise. They realized that
the social calendar was too full for a war
session, but were the first executive with
the courage to suggest it be cut down, at a
sacrifice to themselves.
However, the Sophomore executive cannot complete the deal without the full authority of the students whom they represent. After all, the $200 which would pay
for the party is part of the second year students' pass fees, and it is for them, not their
elected representatives, to decide if they
wish to buy a War Bond with the portion
earmarked for a dance.
Therefore, at the request of Soph President David Housser, the Ubyssey prints the
accompanying ballot, to be answered by
every member of the Sophomore Class and
placed in the box provided in the Caf before this Saturday.
Only in this manner can the executive
determine the wishes of their class members.
They must abide by their desires. The Ubyssey believes these students will strongly
support their executive's suggestion, and
thereby distinguish themselves from all the
classes on the campus.
Are you in favour of the Sophomore
executive buying a War Bond, to be
given to the Alma Mater Society as
the Soph's contribution to our War Effort, with the $200 from the Pass Fund
which would ordinarily be used for the
Soph Class Party?
Yes.
No..
(Mark with an X and put in the box
provided in the Caf before this Saturday. Only students registered in Second Year Arts may vote.)
The Mummery    . w«6«
LIFE IN ARMY CAMP
Part the Third
Refugees From a Physique
What has gone before: We have been in
camp one day, and those that know how to
pray, have prayed.
•   AT THE SOUND of reveille, the men
of the C.O.T.C. treacled out of their
blankets, bitterly realizing what it means to
be in a vital industry. Harried by the call
to P.T., I jumped into my underwear. Then
I jumped out again to remove a shaving
brush which had somehow managed to make
its way into a crucial working part.
One of my tent-mates was gazing at me
intently while I redonned the Stanfield's
Red Label Seat-Happy Special. His fixed attention rapidly became unbearable.
"Does this model do something to you?"
I snarled. "Or don't they indulge where you
come from?"
He shrugged his shoulders.
"Those longs are going to look awful
funny with your gym shorts,, bub," he said.
"They would look even funnier without
my gym shorts," I pointed out. "And I'm
dressing for warmth, brother, not romance."
We stumbled outside where the rest of
the C.O.T.C. was shivering into line, their
eyes puffed up like angry adders from the
long war of movement with their palliasses.
It was the first time I had ever seen a
hangover organized into platoons.
Stripped of their trousers, our men presented an array of legs that wouldn't have
looked good on anything but a flock of blue
heron. It was evident that, as far as blood,
sweat and tears were concerned, we only
had to worry about the last two. It was a
nightmare at Earl Carroll's.
We followed our goose-pimples down to
the parade ground, where some burly physical instructors were noisily flexing their
biceps, and the biceps on their biceps, pawing the ground, and snorting clouds of steam
into the cold night air. Our platoon was assigned to one of these accumulations of Iron-
ized Yeast.
For a moment he just sneered his superiority at us. Then he drew in his stomach
muscles, and we all shrank back with frightened gasps.
"I'm supposed to handle the physical
jerks!" he barked finally. "But you're thc
most; (JNphysical bunch of jerks I ever saw!"
We shuffled our feel around nervously.
The first thing he told us to do was to
reach down and touch our toes without
bonding our knees. Some tried to cany out
this triad scheme, and had to be rolled off
the field, like hoops. Then he made us run
round and round in a circle. I soon realized
that  it  was a  lie about gym not bringing
pretty flowers. Another lap and it would
bring me whole wreaths of them. I tottered
out of the ring.
Gargantua stamped over to me.
"What's the idea of stopping?" he bellowed.
"I know the route," I roared back between pants. "When do I start delivering
the papers?"
He stared at me unpleasantly.
"What's that hanging out of your
trunks?" he demanded suddenly.
"Those are my legs," I replied in a low
voice.
He bowed his head and spoke gruffly.
"Sorry .old man.  I didn't know."
"Wha'dya mean, you didn't know?" I
flared furiously. "What you see is my underwear. The legs are inside!"
"D'ya wanna bet?" he asked eagerly.
At that moment a medical officer beetled up to see what was wrong, applying his
rubber wish-bone to my chest.
His eyebrows shot up. He put two
fingers in his mouth and whistled up a couple
of his orderlies. They took turns listening,
and their eyebrows joined his. There was a
nerve-wracking silence.
"Maybe there's something wrong with
the stethoscope," one of them suggested at
last.
They blew through it, listened again,
and again shook their heads. I wiped a bead
of perspiration from my forehead.
"If it's static that's worrying you," I
offered hopefully, "my stomach rumbles a
lot."
"Take a deep breath, son!" ordered the
M. O.
I breathed deep, relatively speaking.
There was another pause. Then he spoke
again, somewhat testily.
"Take a deep breath, please.  Bring the
air up through the nose and down into the
)>
"I know how to do it!" I cried. "And
I just'did it!"
They all looked at one another. Then
they bent forward as the M.O. asked, very
slowly:
"You already TOOK a deep breath?"
I nodded unhappily.
"Have this man's next of kin informed
at once!" whispered the M.O. to his aides.
"And tell the stretcher-bearers to start
warming up in the bull-pen!"
I staggered back to my platoon, which
was making its way back to the tent-lines,
dragging its dead and wounded behind it.
It was time for breakfast.
(Ed. Note: More of this can be avoided
by bigger advertisements).
Ex-City Editor
(ED. NOTE: Below we reprint a
column written by Jack Scott for
the News-Herald. Because tt expresses thc sentiment of we in the
Publications Office, and, we feel,
of the multitude of friends thut
Pierre Berton had and hns on thc
campus, we have asked, and received,  Mr.  Scott's  permission to
reprint It in these columns.)
*   •   •   •
One of the basic troubles with
the modern newspaper, in addition to the hours it keeps, is the
fact that it covers the activities of
every type of person except newspapermen.
It may be possible, therefore,
that you do not know that Pierre
Berton, the city edior of this paper,
is leaving tomorrow to put on an
army uniform. It may even bo
possible that you never heard of
Pierre Berton in the first place.
The funniest thing about Pierre's
leaving, in view of all this fus*
about a referendum, is the plain
and simple fact that Pierre was
conscripted. Nobody asked him if
he would like to vote about it
and, surprising as it may seem to
the prime minister, Pierre has no
complains.
I merely interject that as a
queer little fact that can lead you
into considerable perplexed
thought. The real purpose of this
piece i3 simply to make sure that
there will be some kind of recognition, spoken out loud, of a fairly
remarkable guy.
HE LIKES IT
He is 21 years of age, probably
the youngest city editor in the
history of Canadian Journalism,
and he should have been called
something like Hank or Bill. He
is quite definitely not. a Pierre.
Berton is three or four inches
over a gangling six feet and has
orange-red hair, big hands and
feet, and walks rather like a
young and enthusiastic giraffe.
Some of the reporters affectionately call him "Big Stoop."
He is pretty sound proof that
newspapermen are born, not necessarily made. Of all the city editors I've worked under, he had
the most beautiful "feel" for real
news that I've yet come across,
and that's someth ouygn ih.,oi
and that is something you don't
just learn. And yet he "absorbed
the technical and mechanical requirements like a sensitive sponge.
It isn't easy to guage the depths
of a man's natural talents, but you
can always tell what his attitude
to the job is and it was Berton's
attitude that made him a success
on the city desk and will make
him a success in the army.
He loves this business — without the usual "ifs" and "buts" —
r.nd the enthusiasm was tremendously contagious. A poorly-written yarn hurt him physically. A
good job or, better, a hot story
made him like a kid with a lolly-
pop.
All this added ur> to its own
kind of greatness, erratic as hell
at times, but always helping to
make working with him a lot of
fun.
SOME FUN
We became great pals in the last
year. We went to some good rough
parties, throwing thousands of
nickles into juke boxes to hear
boogie woogie, eating Chinese food,
arguing for hours about what
makes news, sharing the same
happy hate for stuffed shirts and
phonies, making elaborate plans
for "campaigns" and "exposes,''
some of which clicked, some that
laid titanic eggs.
As a person he does everything
in a big way. He frequently startles the quiet of a restaurant where
we eat by launching into a vociferous conception of the March of
Time, If it's a bad night on the
desk he has been known to scream
and eat copy paper, He goes down
to the composing room on the
dead run, shaking the entire
building. When he worries, which
isn't often, his face screws up into
a massive frown that would brins
tears to your eyes,
He is a very good guy and I am
sorry to see him go.
New Books
• THREE THOUSAND new books
have been added to the library
and lists with the names of their,
have been posted.
One list i.> in the Applied Science
reading room, another is on the
fecund floor of the Arts building
akove the mail-box. and the other
i; on tho bulletin bo. rd in the
Ag;.,ie   building.
—Tho  Monroe   Doctrine  says  all
foreigner.;   must   leave   their   ammunition at  honiP.
—Who gave William IV a lovely
funeral. It took  six  men to carry
the beer.
abr Vbgaatg
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
ARCHIE PATON
Senior Editors
Tuesday Le* Bewley
Friday  Jack McMillan
News Manager Andy Snaddon
Sports Editor Jack McKinlay
Assistant Sports Editors-
Chuck Clarldge, Bill Gait
Associate Editors
Lucy    Berton,    Margaret   Reid,
Jack Ferry.
Assistant Editors
Betty   Hem,    Vivian   Vincent,
Hugh   Cooke,   John   Scott,   Bill
Myhill-Jones, Harold Burks.
Staff Photographer Dave Lawson
Exchange Editor  ,  Doris
Filmer-Bennett
Circulation  £qb Menchlons
Pub. Secretary Pat Whelan
REPORTERS
Jean Beveridge, John Boyd,
Sheila Hicks, Marjorie Saunders,
Letitia Tierney, Lorna McDiarmid,
Charles Johanson, Frances Faulkes,
John Gummow, Pearl Hoffman. „
SPORTS REPORTERS
Harry Franklin, Jack Mathieson,
Terry Taylor, Sherry Wilcock*.
Bill Welsford, Art Eaton.
Hostelling
By C. R. GOODWIN, Ag. '44
• THERE'S NO PRIORITY on
bike tires! There's no hationlng
of manpower! So trundle out the
bike this summer and join the
gang on the Hostel trails.
Canadian Youth Hostels started
in B.C. three years ago and have
grown tremendously since then,
as young people began to realize
the opportunities that hostellng
offers to see the country.
In B.C. there are three Hostel
chains. The Fraser Valley loop,
with Hostels scattered over the.
Valley, the Vancouver Island loop
consisting of five Hostclfs from
Nanaimo to Victoria, and the Oka-
nagan loop started last year. Hostels are picked for their location,
they lie not too far from town
centres, but far enough to be quiet
and secluded, with as many recreations as possible. Maps of the
Hostel loops are provided and
weekend trips are organized.
Hostels are equipped with bunks
and cooking utensils. Batching,
however, is not absolutely necessary as meals may be purchased
from the Houseparent Or nearby.
All thc hosteller need carry are
his prsonal items and blankets.
The organization includes anyone who wishes to enjoy the scenic beauties of the country on a
limited budget. Age or religious
denomination makes no difference
to the camaradere and sportsmanship of the hostellers.
Before you decide on your holiday this summer, be sure to call
on Hostel Secretary Paul King at
111 Dunsmuir Street, home of tho
Vancouver Youth Hostel in the
Pro-Rec headquarters, cr phone
MArine 6135.
• A Year Ago..
• BIRTH of the most sensational
campus political squabble ever
took place the week ending February 7, 1941, when Tuesday's
Ubyssey revealed to shodked and
surprised students that Sutherland
Horn, accountant to the A.M.S. for
thc past nine years, had announced
his intention of resigning. Without
the authority as business manager,
denied him by the 1940-41 Council
Horn found it impossible to continue . . . Bringing to light lon«-
1 rewing criticism, came charge,
of Counel incompetence from grads
and iinder;;rads, . . . Thc stage win
:ct for the lie; flare-up when Evann ap Roberts, former A.M.S.
Treasurer, led a successful petition c;m;>ai;:n for a speciil A.M.S
meeting K> be held Iht follower;
wee!', wherein C'oue.ed promi.e 1
to an. wer all charges ... At midweek, dark-eyed Jean Clugsten
ruled a ; Queen ever the Junior
Prom, w'th defeated candid, t: ,
Beverley Matthew.. Bunny Finch.,
Louise Skinner, Elizabeth Hebb
and Shirley We mer in attendance
. . . Subversive Communist literature found its way to homes of
many students . . . The Sport;
Staff p.rpetiah d it. infamous
Quiz/.
Sign Board
NOTICE: Mr. Hugh McMillan,
the General Secretary of the Canadian Student Christian Movement
will be visiting the Campus during
ihi.-; week, after visiting tho other
major University Campuses in the
east and central areas of Canada.
Tuesday at 3:30 Mr. McMillan will
meet with the executive of the
S.C.M. room. Thursday evening
he will meet with the S.C.M. Cabinet and during Friday and Saturday he will be in the S.C.M. room
to meet with students who are interested. On Monday, Feb. 9, at
3:30 Mr. McMillan will speak at a
worship service in Anglican Col-
lego Chapel. This service is open
to all who are interested and
would care to attend.
Sunday evening Mr. McMillan
will be preaching at Canadian
Memorial Church. All S.d.M.
members are invited to attend this
service.
• •   •   •
NOTICE: Led by Miss Anne Carroll, B.A., Thursday discussion of
the V.C.U. Will be "Does Being A
Christian Affect My Life At
Varsity?"
• •   •   •
NOTICE: Dr. S, Thrupp of the
Histoiy Department "will lecture
on "The Techniques Of Social
Planning," one of a series included
under the general topic of "War
and Social Change". This is sponsored by the Canadian Student
Assembly Discussions Club for
Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 12:30 In Aggie
100.
NOTICE: GENERAL MEETING
of the Camera Club will be held
on Thursday at 12:30 In Arts 108.
Elections for the coming year will
be held.
NOTICE: A.S.M.E.-A sound Aim
"Sinews of Steel" will be shown
in the Auditorium, Thursday, Feb.
5, at 12:30. All students, especially
sciencemen, are invited to attend.
FOR SALE: Is there any University record fan that would like
to purchase a wireless pick-up for
playing his or her discs?
For any of those interested in
the purchase there is a Motorola
wireless pick-up on demonstration
in the Pub Office. Unlike Canadian models, this pick-up requires
no attachments to the radio, can
be played through any set, merely
by plugging it in a wall socket,
Made in the States, the wireless
pick-up cannot be bought in Canada, so this is a rare chance for
some record fan to make a good
buy.
• •   •   •
• THE WOMEN'S Big Block Club
will have it's picture taken for
the Totem on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30. All girls are asked
to wear their Big Block Sweaters.
• •   •   •
FOR SALE: Tux. Worn only
half a dozen times. Will fit man
5'9" or 5'10", weight 165 lbs. Price
$15 cash. Phone AL. 0914L or call
at 4535 W. 9th
LOST: Middle English Reader by
Emerson. Finder please get in
touch with Shirley Johnston via
Arts Letter Rack or Library Carrel 414.
LOST:  On Friday,  probably In
thc quad, a Key Ring with keys
and bottle opener attached. Return
to A-M.S. Office or Dave Munro.
•   •   •   •
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needles in Arts 204.
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DOMINION Tuesday, February 3, 1942
THE   UBYSSEY
-Page Three
The Planks In Their Presidential Platforms
Jack Church
I. Greater   j-.tudent   participation
in  th"  gov, rning of  the  Council.
II. A j.a -s system fair to all faculties 	
III. A co-operative war aid effort in which every stud"nt can
play his part.
IV. Greater co-ordination of the
publicity facilities, especially has
the use of the rado society been
restricted.
V. Intra-mural sports.
John Carson
Through my work on the War
Aid Council, the A.M.U.S. executive, and the Special Events Committee, I have seen the feasibility
of  the  following  program:
1. An even stronger and more
closely co-ordinated War Effort
directed toward one main objective, such as an ambulance unit.
2. A committee composed of representatives from all faculties to
investigate the suitability of the
present Pass System allocations
with a view to fairer distribution
for  Science  and  Agriculture.
3. An honest effcrt to reduce the
A.M.S. fee by one dollar, for th"
duration, 'l'iiis could i;e accomplished by sacrificing certain Pas:;
Features and soni" of the momentary   defunct   major   .sport:;.
4. A determined policy to keep
athletics alive on the campus and
to give support to all those clubs,
vital and important to student 1 if * *.
5. Co-o; eration with he administration, but bearing in mind that
I was elected by the students.
—John  Carson.
Peter Mathewson
"It is ridicuious to list all the
virtue; an ideal candidate po-sosc:;
and then claim them a.; mine. Although I don't look well in a halo,
i can .say with shameless lack of
modesty, that I have the ability
to [;et things clone and to work
well with others. For several years
I have been active in clubs on the
campus and in office management
outside.
I believe in fostering all campus
activities and in emphasizing stu
dent   opinion   to   the   university
authorities. l
I am convinced that the present
relations 1.it ween the C.O.T.C. and
the ftudent administration can be
improved and that a more effective
contribution can be made to the
war effort.
It is with these assurances that
I offer myself as your candidate
for the office of President af the
A.M.S.
—Peter Mathewson
Rodney Morris
Fellow Students:
My platform is a wholehearted
co-operation between the students
council and the .student body
which, under present conditions
is impossible. In order that tho
council will best represent the
students, as is their duty, I promise to do the following:
1. Give a council seat and vote
to the presidents of the Arts, Ag
riculture, Commerce, and Science
Undergraduates' Societies; thus insuring each faculty, of at least one
representative.
2. Publish wi ekly in the Ubyssey all the business discussed by
thc council.
3. Publish in the Ubyssey one
week before Alma Mater Meetings,
all businss to be discussed.
Such a council as described
would best serve the students.
— Rod Morris.
The North American Campus
BY DORIS FILMER-BENNETT
EDMONTON, ALTA. - University of Alberta students are handicapped in that their clubs and
societies are not allowed to hold
functions to raise money, but the
co-eds are concentrating on knitting, bandage making, and other
Red Cross activities.
SASKATOON, SASK. - Special
issues of the "Shaef", undergraduate newspaper of the University
of Saskatchewan, have been sold
and the money turned over to the
Red Cross. A general war fund
has been set up. Self-denial days
are held each week.
DALHOUSIE, N.B. - The Dal-
housie Gazette has paid UBC quite
a tribute for our Red Cross work:
"Of all the universities in this
broad land, the University of British Columbia seems to be showing
the most Initiative and drive to
aid that greatest of humanitarian
organizations, the Red Cross. Since
the first of the year, the undergraduate paper, Ubyssey, has told
of dances, teas and even plays put
on to aid the funds being raised
for the Red Cross. The Alma Mater
Society, student governing body at
U.B.C, gave birth to the idea of
a cross-Canada Red Cross Ball."
It goes on to mention our waiver
system, the revival of Candida, and
our banishing of corsages from
Varsity functions.
TORONTO, ONT. — Brazilian
methods in education were described by Miss Zilda Carvalho last
week. Miss Carvalho, a student in
the University School of Nursing,
has spent all but the last two
years of her life in Brazil, being
a native of Sao Paulo.
The Brazilian schools follow tho
European type of education. They
are as large as Canadian schools
but divided. There is no campus,
and consequently the group spirit
of closely-connected colleges is
lacking.
Football — the English type —
is one of the most popular sports.
Baseball is not popular, but basketball is. The students appear to
be more keen on their work than
on sports.
The general spirits of uie students is more jovial, and there Is
consderably more "horseplay."
MOUNT ALLISON, Sackville,
N.B. — Students of Mount Allison
pay tribute to the four victims of
the recent fire, Joe Fraser, Fred
Farrcr, Melvin Green, and Jimmy
MacDonald. Thy also express sympathy for thc four students who
are, at present patients in hospital,
and who will be there for somij
time to come, as a result of injuries received.
Toronto Rag
OutOnLimb
Asks For Axe
• STICKING it's neck out
with a vengeance this
week is The Varsity, University of Toronto's undergraduate newspaper. In a questionnaire published this week
the newspaper invites all
those students with a grouch
to vent their spleen on this
campus journal.
Not content with merely laying
itself open to criticism, asking the
students to tell what annoys them
most about the Varsity they want
to know if the standard of journalism has improved or deteriorated
In the past few years, if they find
the distribution satisfactory, and,
DINE
AND DANCE
AT
HOTEL VANCOUVER
Ex*Pubsters
Lose Battle
To Dan Cupid
• CUPID HAS DONE IT again-
this time  to  four   (4)   former
members of the Publications Board.
Tomorrow, it is reported, Joyce
Cooper and Jimmy MacFprlane, a
pair of ox-C.U.P. editors will wed.
Yesterday, the engagement was
announced of Ann Jeremy and
Bill Grand, another pair of veter-.
an student journalists. Both girls
are affiliated with Alpha Omicron
Pi, all four are graduates.
to crown the quiz, any suggestions
or comments which would improve
the Varsity in any way.
Those who have an irrepressible
urge to condemn or approve, those
who can't keep awake in lectures
by reading it, those who disagree
violently with editorial opinion and
those who believe campus coverage is inadequate; in other words,
anybody with a peeve is asked to
air it.
(Note: To those licking their lips
with increasing satisfacton, it must
be stated that the editorial staff
of the Ubyssey does not anticipate
any such drastic move at present).
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West Point Grey Branch: TENTH AND SASAMAT
"Singing Theologs" In
Warne, Simpson,
Star In Mus. Soc.'s
'Yeomen Of Guard'
Operetta # Joseph
Joseph
#0*""
Your   Varsity   Pass   Entitles  You   to   a   Special
Rate   at    the   Following
Theatres
(Except  Saturdays and  Holiday
Bill Grand
Our Bill
Goe^> To
Airforce
• ITS NOT UNUSUAL these days
to read of a University graduate leaving for active service. It
is not customary for the Ubyssey
to "plug" its members.
However, there are times when
all rules are thrown' overboard,
and. nnd we goo all over. Elsewhere, you can read about Pierre
Berton. In this column, though
we want to talk about another
swell guy, Bill Grand.
Bill left last night for the Air
Force. He was staff photographer
at the News-Herald, where his
pictures were attracting rave notices. He was not eligible for the
draft. But he put aside his camera — he wants to fly. So be it.
Those of us on the Ubyssey who
knew him are going to miss Bill
Grand. He was 'a veritable workhorse, the tradi onal Bee Busy.
We feel safe in saying that Bill
and his camera got around to
more nooks and crannies on this
campus than the administration
kows exist.
He loved taking pictures, loved
pottering around in the dark room
until all hours, travelled all over
town for Ubyssey and Totem
photos.
He never made an enemy.
One of the last things he did
before leaving was- to round up
some prints and negatives of
campus shots he had taken while
working at the Herald, and present them to the Totem staff.
Damn it all, Bill, we're going to
miss you.
All-Varsity
Night Soon
At Forum
• TED STEVENSON, grinning
blonde Beta came out with the
surprising announcement today
that un All-Varsity night may be
soon held at thc Forum and will
feature a hockey game combined
with a free skating party for students afterwards.
Billed as a pass feature for all
University students the All-Varsity Ice Party will be held on a
Friday in thc near future. Details
are still being formulated and
probably will  be announced later.
.auiencc Olivier ancf Raymond
Masscy in
"49th PARALLEL"
with Leslie Howard and
Anton Walhrook
YOGUS
'■tr?^*,f£?fr,T*',
llona Masscy in
PARADISE V nprpn p PLAZA
"LADY FOR A NIGHT
John  uiiyiie
also
Jail House Blues"
PLAZA
•   STUDENTS from the Anglican and Union Theological colleges have always taken a large part in Musical Society
productions, and this year is no exception.
Following the fine example set by Gordon Neil in "Yeomen of the Guard" in 1938, and by Douglas Ford in last year's
"H.M.S. Pinafore", Max Warne of Union College has come
forward to take the leading tenor role of Colonel Fairfax in
this year's production of "Yeomen of the Guard".
Warne has been better known
in the past as the master on the        *>^m^~—aam^mi^^mmmm^^
violin, and for the past few years,
as leader of the first violin section
and Concert Master of the Musical
Society orchestra. His singing ability, it seems, remained undiscovered until this year, when need
for male voices became urgent.
The leading male role of Colonel
Fairfax should give him an excellent opportunity to show the remarkable qualities of his voice.
Those who heard the Varsity Varieties program on Friday night received a first impression of the
excellence of the leading Mussoc
voices  as  Max  Warne,   Margaret
Haggart  and  a   quartet  rendered
selections from the opera,
SECOND STAR
Not satisfied with one star, the
Union College has provided another stalwart. He Is Keith Simpson, who takes the legal role of
Sir Richard Cholmondely, the
Lieutenant of thc Tower.
Both men are experiencd singers
and also veterans of Musical Society Productions, and will doubtless do their utmost to keep high
the reputation of the Theological
colleges for musical talent.
McGill Grad New Radio
Chief, Relates CBC Work
•    OTTAWA, JAN.—(CP)—A couple of Canadian University men are drawing a new blueprint for Radio Broadcasting in Canada and the United States.
One of them is Dr. James S. Thomson, president of
the University of Saskatchewan and a member of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Board of Governors.
tfAtWAR SAVINGS
PM^CERIIFICATES
Tiic other is Major Gladstone
Murray. Rhodes Scholar, founder
of thc McGill Daily and first great
war ace with 2,000 flying hours to
his credit.
Dr. Thomson is formulating criteria of a basic code of good taste
to be adopted and applied by all
North American radio chains
which will substantially affect the
type and quality of radio programs
and the standards of oral advertising.
Preliminary conversations are
are in progress between Canadian
and United States broadcasting
authorities and with advertising
concerns whose gocdwill is vital
to radio.
"PECULIAR MEDIUM"
"The CBC is taking the lead in
establishing the new code because
we feel we can convince the advertisers that the general character
and trend of broadcasting can be
changed advantageously," said
Maj. Murray, the CBC's general
manager.
"Radio is a peculiar medium and
demands a particular set of standards which can only be classified
as a code of good taste. We feel
there should be a more definite
consciousness of what tho public
wants, how the public likes to be
treated. Obviously, some programs
can be changed to public advantage."
Maj. Murray, a native of Maple
Ridge, B.C., founded the McGill
Daily in 1911 — a period when
undergraduate activities were definitely emerging as a part of college lif's He gives most of the
credit for founding the newspaper
lo Str-j'h n Leacock. noted Canadian humeri . t. who was then McGill':. pro.'es or of political economy.
"All we had to .start with wa-:
a tiny cuhhy-holo of an office and
, litl!'1 i hi printing press," Maj.
Murray  is call :.
RED-EYED AND SLEEPY
Tho infant, daily had no prof-
IV . ional :lafi'. Maj. Murray's cohort.; had to work long hours, of-
tin to .'! a.m., with lectures in the
morning.
"More than once I turned up for
i 1 .. .-. red-eyed and sleepy," he
i'i '. nowl' dgi -.
lint de pite this extra-curricular
activity Maj. Murray obtained his
de-. ive of Art;; in 1912 and went to
Oxford, where he edited the "Varsity," Oxford's fortnightly undergraduate newspaper. After the war
he worked for a time as special
correspondent of the London Daily
Express and during the general
strike emergency period of 1925
was in charge of emergency news
servics replacing all newspepers
for the United Kingdom.
He believes the CBC offers an
attractive field for university graduates, says it has been the CBC's
settled policy from the outset to
create a profession "which, though
limited in scope, did attract university graduates to creative jobs."
"We have been trying to recruit
university graduates to the CBC
for all kinds of jobs in our organization," he said. "But it's NOT
always so easy in war time."
As the general manager of Canada's national radio organization
Maj. Murray gets some "fan mail"
which he says is "calculated to
encourage modesty and self-effacement, if NOT downright humiliation." Here are some samples:
"CUT THE CACKLE"
From Saskatchewan: "Cut the
cackle and let's get down to business. All war talks and propaganda should stop at once. These
morale builders insult our intelligence and our loyalty. What we
want is Canadian news plus Charlie McCarthy, Jack Benny, Fibber
McGee and Molly. And while
you're at it, can those dreadful
BBC news bulletins and the awful
Ontario accent."
From British Columbia: "Our
loyal family is shocked at the disgusting levity of the CBC. In these
icrril le times you should give a
strong lead in prayer and worship
but NO catholic or Anglican scr-
\ ices. Also all families with foreign  names should  he  deported."
From Alb. rta: "As I am a Canadian by birth, of Scotch and Ir.sh
parents, and having served in the
last war for two years and carrv
the sears of battle yet land air.
proud of thcml, I think it is a
disgrace to every man, woman and
child in Canada to allow music
ly Schubert ; mi other German--,
to come over the  air."
From New Brunswick: "The
CBC is the mo t dangerous and
Miiister instrument of Upp1 r Canada intrigue ..."
* YEOMAN STAR —Max
Warne, Union College student, who will have a leading role in the Musical Society production "Yeomen
of the Guard" which wftl be
produced Feb. 25-28.
Airmen Go
GirJs Now
All Tears
• YESTERDAY we bade farewell
to the Air Force Radio technicians who have been training on
our Campus for the last four
months.
Feeling sorry for the boys stationed so far from home, the W
U.S. executive gave two parties
during their stay here, and many
"beautiful friendships" were formed. Consequently, there are several broken hearts around our institution.
^A new group Las already arrived in Vancouver and will be
formally introduced to UBC coeds at the- dance to be given on
February 17 by Phrateres,
"Tags for AH"
Promised For
Next Denial
•  THERE WAS no actual shortage  of  "self-denial"   tags  last
Wedneday.
Several persons complained that
tags ran out later in the day causing some persons to declare that
they would not contribute unless
they received evidence of it in thc
form of a tag.
Said Lois Nicholson, W. U. S.
president. "The girls neglected to
take enough tags with them but
I will see that there is an ample
supply of tags next Wednesday,
especially at the Caf."
—What part did the U. S. Navy
play in the war'
It played the Star-Spangled Banner.
• MARGIE   (she's my new girl
friend)  has been raving about
the new spring coats and suits at
George Straith's Ltd., 905 Georgia
St., has in now. They come in all
styles and colors. One blonde Fiji
decided to stay in Victoria over
Saturday night instead of coming
home with the rest of the team.
He and a fraternity brother, and
a dark Alpha Pi raced eight blocks
to the boat to catch it at two minutes to twelve, to get his ticket
from a dark freshman. A fraternity brother who was also going to
stay took the boat while the dark
freshman climbed over the rails
(just as the boat was leaving)
deciding on the spur of the moment to stay in Victoria. Liberty
silk scarves won't be coming from
England anymore so get one while
the setting's good at Straith's.
They have them In kerchief and
scarf sizes.
• SPRING'S *SURE COMING Bt
last. At least, so all the girls
seem to think, because they sure
are going for the silk prints that
they get a the Rose Marie Dress
Shoppe, 2186 "West 41st Ave. A
dark Alpha Gam alum received a
diamond ring from the A.M.S.
Treasurer over the weekend.
' Suits and coats have just come in
for Spring at Rose Marie's. She
has some beautiful new materials
and styles.
•   *   •   •
• WENT TO SEE Josie the other
day. She was mad as hops
about me taking out Margie, so to
console herself she had gone down
to B. M. Clarke's, 2517 Granville
St., and bought a pair of Snuggle-
down pyjamas. She tells mc they
come in contrasting colors of blue,
turquoise and rose. They certainly do look smart, in fact I might
even go back to her and drop
Margie. Three basketball playere
were practicing in the gym just
before Hi-jinks Thursday night
and were barricaded into the
shower by the rest of the team.
Finally getting out, minus clothing and armed with buckets of
water, they went after their teammates who by now were talking to
some Hi-jinxers wearing slackr.
Seeins the trousers, they thought
they were all boys and showered
them with water, still minus their
clothes.   The   gvls   all   began   to
shout "  for President"  (he's
a tall curly haired Kap Sig.
•   •   •   •
• THOSE SPORT SHOES that
Riie-son's, 608 Granville St., are
showing on Rae's Clever floor sure
are smart looking. They've just
come in and are all the latest
spring styles. A Kap basketballer
made a date with a girl for the
Aggie Barn dance. Another Phi
Kap got one with her for their
own formal. It turns out that
they both came on the same night
so each thinking that thc other
was taking her out, got themselves
other dates. So now they both have
dates and she's left out in the cold.
Two-toned sport shoes are awfully
smart for campus wear or If you
prefer mocassin style, Rae's have
lots of them too, and they are only
$4.95. So drop around, girls, and
pick your favorite style.
Much Travelled Editor
Tells of World's People
•    A PLEA for the different peoples of the world to recognize
tho inherent goodness in mankind was made by Jack McMillan, senior editor of the Ubyssey, to the Cosmopolitan Clufe
Friday night.
Sjnakin:; of his trip to Mexico
; lid Kuro) c, McMillan (old of Die
mi taken ideas that peopl. had of
foreign   countries.
Ho travelled in perfect .safety
he said. His trip was made in the
manner that permiih <l him to see
the life of thc people.
"I   travelled    in
second   c!a
bu.. with the Mexicans. These people carried their pro luce v, ii i
tle-m en the bus.;.;. We tracelle-i
over a leng winding road up the
mount-iins. to Mexico City, The
trip was hot and weary but I saw
the lif.- of the people' McMillan
:ti-- -»"d.
The peaker told how lie made
the . cquaintanco of a former Un-
ivcr it;.- of British Columbia student in Mexico city and lived with
him for ;, few days.. He told too.
tf th" cheapness, of the food there.
The ;;.e;.|;er ended by telling of
the good treatment he had receiv-
'■d in Pritain. France, and Germany. In each country, he declared tir~ people went mi! < f tlv ir
way  to  help  him. Page Fc-ur-
THE   UBYSSEY
Tuesday, February 3, 1942
Varsity Invasion Forces Suffer Double Setback
McKechnie Ruggers
Drop 9-5 Tilt To
Strong Victoria XV.
•   VARSITY'S invading McKechnie Cup team today picked
themselves up from the shambles of the week end Victoria trip to survey the 9 to 5 loss they suffered at the hands
oi a heavy, yet fast, Island Rep team.
What they'll survey will be none too pleasant. Besides
losing the tilt with Victoria, their second straight loss, the
University Fifteen lost the services of their valuable scrum
man Evann Davies, carried off the playing field Saturday
with a broken ankle.
Davies Injured Late
Davies' Injury occured just before the midway marker and the
Varsity squad with a man short
fought an uphill battle for the remainder of the game.
When the final whistle did blow
the fighting, yet weakened, Thunderbird team found they had lost
their second Cup contest 9-5.
From the opening klckoff both
teams played fast and bard, lite
strong wind which swept across
Victoria's MacDonald Park hampered brilliant three running and
pawing, and play was dominated
by the work of both scrums.
In First Half
With plenty of weight and surprising speed the Island pack soon
proved their worth and began to
take the upper edge. Time after
time they packed and broke
through the losers' ranks for long
yard-gaining dribbles. The climax
came after about twenty minutes
of opening, play when the Victoria
scrum broke away  and dribbled
over the Varsity line for the first
try of the tilt.
Lloyd Williams failed to make
the convert and the score stood at
3-0.
Hall, Tucker and Spiers Spark Squad
Then the student team came
right back and, sparked by several
three runs by Spiers, Hall and
Tucker they swept down to the
Victoria goal line. Completing a
three-line run, Ormle Hall passed
some twenty yards out to Tucker
who took the ball and plunged
over for the tying score.
With a difficult angle and a bad
wind blowing, Ormle Hall booted
the convert home to put the Blue
and Gold ruggers ahead, 5-3.
But not to be beaten or out-done,
the Victoria Reps, started a comeback drive just before the half
tune whistle.   Again lead by the
Last Minute Student
With ten minutes to go the winners pulled off a three sweep that'
resulted in a try. The convert was
missed and the score 9-5 stood for
the rest of the game, neither team
being able to tally again.
Several rushes by the student
scrum brought the crowd to their
feet when there were just minutes
left to play. Crosby, Buck and
Narod broke through to threaten
tho Victoria lead and their game.
However,  when the whistle did
work of their forward line and by
the kicking of their fuUback,
Angus, they packed and pushed
down to drive over a try.
Williams again missed the all
important convert and the score*,
board showed a 6-5 score, when the
half way whistle sounded.
Without Davies now, and thus a
man short, the campus squad
fought to overcome their loss. The
heavier Victoria scrum pushed
closer to the Varsity line, and it
was only by the determined defensive play of the University team
that the Island squad was held
ofl.
Drive Fails
sound   and   ended   the  game  the
score remained 9-5 in favour  of
the Victoria Reps.
LINEUP
Varsity: Sutherland, Buck Hall,
Spiers, Crosby, Orr, Tucker, Harrison, Held, Davies, Nlsho, Mc-
Lauhlan, Lane, Richards, Wood
and Narod.
Victoria: Angus, Smith, Mulr,
Williams, Featherstone, Gillespie,
Scott, Mair, Bray, Anderson, Do-
lieny, Cornell, Simpson, Sparks.
Great Greek Spirit
Seen at Table Tilts
•    LAST THURSDAY NIGHT the Interfrat men showed
the carrpus who's who in the Ping Pong field. Starting at
7:45 approximately 50 contestants fought, until 11:15 to decide the outcome of the battle.
As was to be expected the Beta's
practically cleaned the place up
by taking both singles tournaments. The Sigma, Phi's won the
Doubles events by just nosing out
the Zfte's by 26-28; 21-17; and21-
18.
In the first Singles, Tom Keen-
leyside, one time city champ and
Western Canadian Champ, defeated Doug Watt 21-17 and 21-19 after
having  rad  a  tough  battle  with
Dave Nichols.
In the Second Singles, George
Rush, ■ that all-round athlete, defeated Pidgeon, the Psi U. contestant by a score of 22-20; and
21-19.
Led by Bacon and Bartholmew,
the engineers, had to win their
last 6 games in a row in order to
reach the finals.
Successful Snooker Shoot
Snagged By Phi Delts
•   PHI DELT KEN McBRIDE swept through the snooker meet on Friday night for 25
points to win the first Inter-Fraternity snooker meet held at the University.
The Runner-up was Alpha Delt Johnny McDonald, who succeeded in taking all his
games until he met McBride in the finals, to give the winner his hardest won game of the
night.
The games were played off at the homes of George Reifel and John Carson, and were
all very closely contested. The Finalist, Johnny McDonald, at Reifel's table travelled to Carson's to meet the finalist there; Ken McBride.
■i^BMHMM^HM McDonald polished off Don Fer-       _^_______^______^_
guson,  the Beta entry and then
Doug Mitten, from the D.U.'s, who
had previously taken Kappa Sig
Dave   King,   to   meet   Chummer
Clark, a Phi Kappa Sig who whipped Evann Davies, Phi Kappa Pi,
to get a bye to the semis.
The finals at Reifel's  between
Clark and McDonald was the best
game played at that house, and
McDonald was lucky to make the
trip to Carson's to challenge winner McBride.
Meanwhile at the Carson table
McBride swept through all entries,
making himself eligible to meet
the    champion    from    Reifel's,
Johnny McDonald.
Each of the teams were awarded
10  punts  for entering.  15  points
went to the winner, 10 for second
place, and 5 for third.
Evann Davies
Sandy Hay
Ken McBride
Vic Medico
Wins Every
Invasion
• WHEN EVANN DAVIES got
his fibula it's in tiie ankle)
fractured over at Victoria Saturday, he was merely following a
precedent laid down at last year'.-,
basketball  finals  invasion.
It seems that now when Varsity
invades the Island Capital they
must leave someone behind at St.
Joseph's Hospital. Last trip across
the pond left Lionel Salt in St.
Joe's without an appendix. The
attending physician was E. W.
Boak.
Last Saturday, they took our
Evann Davies and his bunged up
ankle to St. Joe's . . . and the attending physician was E. W. Boak.
—How many wars were waged
against Spain?
Six.
Enumerate them.
One, two, three, four, fve six.
reverses
stick
Frosh Cage
Squad Win
35-17 Thu.
• THE FROSH basketball
wound up their league
season last Thursday night
at King Ed. gym when they
were overwhelmed 35-17 by
the league-leading Sparling
.squad.
Playoffs will .start next Thursday
when Varsity will tackle the winner of the Y.M.C.A.-West Van
game at 7:30. Varsity finished
second in the Int. A division bo-
hind the Sparling Crew, West Van
and the Y.M.C.A. ended in a tie
for the third and last playoff slot
so they will play a sudden death
game to decide Varsity's opponents.
THIS WEEK'S INTERFRATERNITY
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Tues. Feb. 3 7:30 Alpha Delta vs. Kappa Sigma
Tues. Feb. 3 8:15 Beta Theta Pi vs. Phi Kappa Pi
Tues. Feb. 3 9:00 Delta Upsilon vs. Phi Kappa Sigma
Wed. Feb. 4 noon Phi Delta Theta vs. Seta Psi
Fri. Feb, 6 noon Phi  Gamma  Delta  vs.  Sigma  Phi
Delta
UBC Cagers Come
Close To Dumping
Dominoes Saturday
• A SPIRITED University basketball team invaded Victoria last Saturday night and scared the pants off the
Dominoe cagers and all the local natives when they forced
the Island squad to play all-out ball in winning a 38-25
scored game.
Employing a zone defense combined with a fast passing offensive the Varsity quintet matched play for play and
score for score with the highly rated Victoria Dominoes. By
the half time marker the contest was still anybody's game
with the score standing at 16-17 for the Island team.
Ryan Absent From
Minus the help of regular guard
Jack Ryan, who failed to make the
trip because of Army obligations,
the students surprised the Victoria
team with their fight and plainly
had the winners worried right up
till the final bell.
With the starting tip-off the invading Varsity five played fast
yet cautious ball and it wasn't till
'Bird's Lineup
after  five  minutes  of play  that
either side netted points.
The Dominoes opened the scoring when the blonde headed Norm
Baker plunked in a one hander
from the side. "Lefty" Barton
came back for the campus team
and the scoring see-sawed back
and forth until the half whistle.
Kermode and Franklin Looked Good
Kermode, Johnson and Franklin
lead the Bird's in fast breaking
rushes during the first half and
their passing under the Dominoe
basket was the best they've shown
all year. Kermode especially worked smoothly In the bucket plays.
As second half started it looked
as if the Varsity defense had been
solved by the Victoria players. The
Islanders changing their style of
play and their tactics worried the
studtnts and piled up a substantial lead before they were checked.
The Dominoes now were using a
partial zone defense similar to that
of the students. The lead they
obtained here, at the opening of
the second half was margin enough
to give them the game. Both sides
settled down to steady fast basketball, but the Varsity Ave never
caught the leaders.
Barton, who's shooting eye was
slightly off during the starting half
regained his old form in the final
stanza. But even his brilliant
shooting and even the fighting play
of Franklin, Kermode and the
others couldn't make up the lead
the Dominoes had gained.
Here's How They Lined Up And Scored
Norm Baker and the Chapman
Brothers sparked the Victoria
shooting. Baker broke fast several
times and beat the entire student
squad.
Strange sight for visiting fans
was the lone arbiter on the maple
court. Used to seeing two men
handling the whistle, visitors craned their necks at the start of the
game in search of Victoria's other
referee.
Apparently, however, the Idea of
having but one man on the floor
suits the Dominoe style of ball
playing.
To some though, it appears that
having but one whistle-tooter
slows down the game, and results
in some loose calling on personal
fouls,  and side-line outs.
Varsity: Sully 2, Franklin 6, Dean,
Hay 1, Jullen, Barton 8, Kermode
4, Johnson 4, Mortlshaw.
Victoria: Richie Nichol, Baker,
Chuck Chapman, Art Chapman,
Don Woodhouse, Wright, Watson,
MacBeth.
Track Club Plans
Hopeful Schedule
•    EXPRESSING the- possibility of track meets, with the
Puget Sound College and U. of Wash., here soon, Don
McLean,  manager  of the Track  Club,  laid plans for the
track Spring training schedule.
"Things are just getting organized here" said McLean,
announcing a very good turnout at a track supper-meet held
Friday in Frank Underbill's University Grill (the Caf).
The   meeting   was   attended   by
over twenty track enthusiasts and
much likely looking material was
in evidence. Several good runners
from the high schools were present, as wi'll as several seasoned
Varsity stars.
For the first time in many years
Varsity can boast the aquisitjon
of a pole vaulter. Broad and higu
jumpers, discus and shot men, and
runners were all represented, and
it is reported that there are many
more expected to turn out when
the training gets under way.
Ubyssey Correspondent Reveals Victoria Invasion Highlights
By HARRY FRANKLIN
• MY TRIP TO VICTORIA: Someone said, "Never give a
sucker an even break!"   In Victoria you don't have to
even be a sucker—all you have to be is from Vancouver.
I couldn't believe the wild tales about Victoria refereeing, especially when the "ref" turned up with an English
accent. But now I know a Thunderbird needs more than his
proverbial Thunder to slice his way through the Dominoe
grunt-and-groan experts. The basketball game that followed
the afternoon Rugby affair might easily have been an overtime period of the latter.
• MY FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Lynn Sully waving farewell
to an unnamed, almost invisible, cutie-pie from aboa'rd to
the end of Granville Street ... and Sandy Hay not showing
up with his girl friend after he had promised to bring her
along.
• ON THE WAY OVER: Al Dean being foolish enough to
pay one buck for a luncheon and then feeling sick about
the whole thing . . . Listening to some long, lost mama entertaining the soldier boys, with Lionel Salt dealing out a
salty hand of Black Jack (his rules, our money) ... and
Lucy Berton, notorious dirt collector, raising the ante with a
2c postage stamp.
• ARRIVAL AT THE CAPITAL CITY: Being spat upon
by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and finally being
picked up by a garbage truck whose driver seemed exceptionally congenial (No doubt, it was a means of contaminating
our persons before the evening ball game.) . . . Anyway, he
got us to McDonald Park and the Rugger game.
Seeing our beloved boys droping a 9-5 count to the
Victoria Reps and hearing about Evann Davies broken angle
.... Tough luck, Evann. . . . And following the Rugger
match, Bill Orr telling us about a guy named Bray, who incidentally won the ball game at McDonald Park . . . Then,
to the Empress, where rooms 187-189 were the scene of
much recuperating on the part of Chuck Cotterall, Jack
Tucker, Mack Buck, Ian Richards, et al . . . .
Getting a special communique from Coach M. L. Van
Vliet—"Steak; no liquids. That is all." .... and knowing
that meant soup's on. On the way to the restaurant, stopping
off at the local Spencer perfume counter, where Sandy Hay
(a-ha) introduced us to all the young ladies present ....
While Sandy chattered, Lynn Sully and Art Johnson played
havoc with the 19 cent perfume. It Smelly-ed quite nauseating, didn't it Sandy?
Tom Cantell tearing his hair when the Taxi Company
sent a full-sized omnibus to pick up four ball players ....
when Tommy had asked for two taxis . . . Any and all
stragglers piling to the huge transport and Al Dean feeling
mighty important when the bus driver broke regulations
and picked Al up at 1215 Richardson Street (a honey of an
address).
Finally at the gymnasium just two hours too early,
and after being bored by a preliminary game, sneaking to
the corner for a bridge game .... Then, breaking up the
game just when a partner had a grand slam hand because
of a certain person's arrival . . . Also interesting was meeting Jack Chow and his bolo playing brother who worshipped
the Chapman brothers as "gods" (They've been around long
enough to play that part).
• DURING THE BALL GAME: Acting tough at Norm
Baker and the Chapman boys, and trying to cripple Hank
Motftishaw's brother Jack who plays for the Victoria bunch
. . . Once during a lull in the game, hearing the radio announcer's voice above those of others in the bleachers, telling
the folks what a grand game it was and what a marvelous
team this Dominoe outfit is. . . . Likewise, finding out that
only one broken rib after a collision with Art Chapman is
not enough evidence to squeeze out a free shot . . . You
gotta produce at least two jagged fragments!
• THEN AFTER: Shaking the strong hand of Brud Matheson, Gordon Head student, who looks healthy in the ruddy
complexion and weak mustache . . . also nice to hear Brud's
"pass that ball" yell and his description (all favorable) of
a REAL army.
Seeing Jake "First Aid" McKinley and Archie "The
Boss" Paton dancing, (did I say dancing?) at Terry's with
two cuties . . . Visiting and getting a short ride in a taxi
cab, with Howard Shadwell and Art Barton carrying two
cardboard cartons, aboard the Princess Lizzie (nice boat) . .
. . and realizing from the Victoria street corners that
A.W.O.L. means A WOLF ON THE LOOSE.
• MOST FINALLY:    . . . hearing frantic yells from the
mouths of Ormy Hall, Lucy Berton and Millie Nairne just
before the ship pulled out, for Bud Spiers . . . Apparently
the former bunch elected to stay in the Capital for a fast
Victoria Sunday . . .
Anyway, the boat cast off at 12:00, we hit the hay at
12:01.
MANY TRAINING
Among those already turning out
are such proven men as Lionel
Founiler, Mike Young, Stu Madden, Ted Scott, Doug Lee, Tage
Wickstrom, Campbell Williams, and
Bill Swinton.
Wes Harkness, last year's high
school sensation is turning out
with the Varsity squad this year,
and Ted Cruise, the black sheep,
has announced his intention of
turning out to revolutionize track
and field circles, with accent on the
middle distances.
The Track Club will be training
every day at 3:30 and on Mondays
at 11:30. Any interested track men
should contact Ted Scott or Don
McLean at one of these times If
he wishes to make the team.
Sports A Year
Ago Today
• THE BIGGEST NEWS and
name on the campus a year
ago today waa Jean Eckhardt who'
had just swept through the Island
Women's Single fiadminton finals
to emerge champion.
Playing in three final rounds,
the Women's Singles, the Mixed
Doubles and the Women's Doubles,
Eckhardt won only the first championship.
t ANOTHER ITEM of interest
a year ago today, although it
had a saddening note about it, was
the announcement of the defeat
of the City League leaders, Varsity Thunderbirds at the hands of
the Angelus cage five.
Rated as one of the fastest games
over played or witnessed on a
Vancouver floor, the Angles downtime future Champs 50-40.
Top scorer for the Thunderbirds
was Brud Matheson who netted n
total of 12 points. Barton, I'lynn,
Scott and Jocko Ryan followed
close in thc scoring bracket.

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