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Vol. xxvm
Koldofsky Here
Thursday Noon
• FIRST CELEBRITY to b-e fea-
tured in the Canadian Artist'
pass feature program spon?ore:l
this year by the Literary and
Scientific Executive is Adolph
Kolofsky, Vancouver Symphony
concert master. He will be presented In the auditorium Thursday noon.
Complete announcement of the
Canadian Artists Pass Feature
program will be announced in thc
Thursday Ubyssey by LSE president Fred Lipsett.
Since coming to the west coast
from Toronto a year ago, Adolph
Koldofsky has assumed an important place In the musical life of
Among his positions are those
of concertmaster in the Vancouver
Symphony and conductor of CBR's
"Classics for Today" program,
which holds the record run for
Canadian network shows.
Born' in England and trained in
Europe, Koldofsky came to Canada %n the twenties and soon
achieved promience In Canadian
radio, as well as playing four seasons with the famed Hart House
Among his fellow musicians he
is also Well known tas a capable
worker ln musical research which
he claims as his favorite pastime.
Only this past summer he spent
considerable time doing work ln
California at the Huntingdon Library. While there he did considerable work in connection wit \
tht "lost concertos" of C. P. E
Bach, the manuscripts wnich Koldofsky himself located.
AMS Meets Today
11:30 in Aud.
of the Alma Mater Society of
the University of British Columbii
is being held today in the auditorium at 11:30 a.m. All 11:30
lectures are cancelled so that students will be free to attend thj
A plan for setting up a committee of council members and students to discuss extending the?
Brock Memorial building and increasing its facilities for student
activities will be proposed.
The meeting will be asked to
approve the auditor's report and
proposed council policy lor tho
coming year.
Sending of UBC delegates to a
new conference of the National
Federation of Canadian University
Students will also be  discussed.
• JUST like the sad refrain of sheet music fame "Yes we
have no bananas" runs the constant lament of the book
exchange managers that they "have no books today." Constantly commenting that he would "give his kingdom for a
textbook," book exchange manager Bob Morris has become
accustomed to sad sights like this every day of the week,
when hordes of bookless students make an onslaught on the
Brock exchange and stand waiting to buy second hand books
which senior students never bring in. "Just.imagine having
to look at scenes like this" wails Morris, in pleading for
new books.
UBC Pre-meds Refused
At Eastern Schools
• PROGRESS to date in the establishment of a Faculty
of Medicine at UBC was outlined by Pat Fowler, Secretary of the Munro Pre-Med Society, at a meeting of over
250 prospective medical students in Applied Science 100,
Fowler, in emphasizing the societies work in the development
of medicine, stated that, of the
five million dollar government
grant for UBC expansion, 1V4 to
2 million dollars have bean appropriated for the establishment
of the 3chool of medicine.
Although planning is yet of a
tentative nature it was intimated
that the school should be open for
the 1947 session. It will probably
accommodate some 50 students,
comparable to the University of
Al MacFarlane, last year's presi
dent of the society, informed the
meeting of overcrowded conditions
in both Canadian and U.S. medical
colleges. He reminded student.;
that only 35 percent of students
who graduated last year in Pre-
Med found admittance to Canadian
schools, and conditions this year
are substantially worse. Of the
eight English-speaking medical
colleges in Canada only McGill
will consider B.C. applicants.
At the close of the meeting a
constitution was read, and approv-
Harvard Men Disagree On
Bostonian  N. Y. Accents
sets—Tho men of Haw-vud—or
Harr-vard—think that New York
professor is talking through his
haht—or hat.
They're commenting on tho
claim of Professor Arleigh Williamson of New York that Noo
Yawkehs—or New Yorkers-- have
a moiv pleasing accent than Bah-
stonians—or   Bostonians.
For example. Frederick Packard,
junior. Harvard professor public
speaking, says ho doesn't think
Professor Willi; mson's. claim has—
as he puts it-much juict.
However, if there are any brickbats to be thrown—Profesor Packard doesn't have any desire to be
a target. He says he's neutral.
His vLw on this is that Bostonians
have no business being touchy
just because Professor Williamson
thinks New Yorkers sound more
pleasing in their speech.
In fact. Professor Packard ask.;
just what, precisely, does Williamson mean by a pleasant voice?
Then, again, there is that one
bow to Boston that Professor Wil •
liamson makes. The one about
the broad "A" being rawther nice
in the eardrums.
Packard doesn't think Prtfessor
Williamson will make many
friends in Boston with that, opinion.   As he says:
"Bostonians do not pride 'hem-
selves on the voices of the Beacon
Hill set"—by which he means, of
course, the Boston society set
that's known as Boston's blue-
Then. Wiliamson goes on:
"As   far   as   I'm   concerned,   it
makes  no  difference    whether    a
p.n.on says  bawth or  baath—they
are both bad."
Then again, there's something
else  involved  hi this.
Eah-stor.—or Boston—has always had the nickname "Thc
Athens of America."
Editor Loses Pants
• LUSK, Wyo.. Oct. 4. OJP)--
Gerald Bardo. editor of tho
Lusk Herald, lost his pants on
Main St.. but hastened lo explain
he wasn't in them nt the time. He
was carrying them back from tho
cleaners, got in a political argument at the corner drug store and
forgot them, he says.
ed by a general vote, which lays
the foundation of a Medical Undergraduate Society, with the
Munro Society forming the nucleus.
New AMS Post
Deadline Oct 10
• NOMINATIONS for the two
open positions on Students
Council and for Men's Athletic
Directorate treasurer, must be in
the hands of the Council secretary, Sidney Flavelle, by 5 p.m.
Platforms of the candidates for
thase positions will appear in thc
Thursday Ubyssey. Speeches will
be given before the student assembly the following Monduy, at
noon, in the auditorium. Elections
will be held all day Wednesday,
October 17. Particulars concerning
the elections will be announced
Positions open are: Coordinator
of Social Activities, which a
fourth year student must hold.
Sophomore members for second
year students, and Treasurer of
A meeting of thc combined
Major and Minor Executives of
LSE will be held at 12:30 Wednes.
day, October 10, in the Brock
stage room. All LSE club presidents are required to attend.
No. 6
Council Retires
$20,000 of Brock
Bond Issue
Garry   Miller,   president   and
treasurer of the Alma Mater Society have made a joint announcement concerning the AMS $80,000
Brock Building  Bond  issue.
Ordinarily, they said, $7,000 is
retired each from the fund built
up from the three dollars taken
from each student's thirteen dollar
Alma Mater fee. But due to the
fact that the fees of only 2500 stu-
. dents (approximately) are needed
to get this amount, a balance has
been built up ln recent years with
the Toronto General Trust Co.
This balance retires not only this
year's $7,000, but also $13,000 ii,
extra bonds, which leaves only
$16,000 to pay on the issue.
The bond issue, when floated,
was to be completed in 11 years,
but, at the present time, council
announced, the bond will be retired before 1950. A new issue
will be floated then to extend the
Brock as soon as building permits
are obtained and plans are drawn
• LIFE at the Acadia Road hutments has its lack of conveniences, as Pat Gubbin, one of the
girl inmates, can tell you. One
afternoon last week Pat was ln the
midst of shampooing her pretty
blonde locks, when the waterpower
suddenly went off.
What to do In a crisis? Her
hectic search for water brought
her to the leaky water tower in
the middel of the camp. Perversely,
the dripping tank no longer
Undaunted, our practical heroine
made her way to the Acadia Road
fire-hydrant. There, with the aid
of two city plumbers, she rinsed
her hair in the overflow from a
broken water-main. Just like
great-grandmaw did at the outdoor
Mummers Cast
November Plays
• THREE PLAYS will be presented in the auditorium commencing November 14 by the
Players' club according to Jack
Duffus, president.
"Orange Blossom" to be lirectel
by Miss Christine Chanter cf the
Little Theatre, was chosen as tho
comedy play, while the drama is
"Alter Piece." John Wickham
Barnes, well-known in radio circles, will direct the later.
The experimental presentation
this year, will be "The Rain Maker" to be directed by Miss Dorothy Somerset, of the extension
department, and by Miss Nancy
Casting for these plays will take
place October tenth.
UBC Legionnaires Concentrate
On Wet Canteen at First Meet
•    QUESTION of a wet canteen at UBC was raised at a
meeting   of   the   University   branch,   Canadian   Legion
President Tony Greer said Legionaires would have to
wait for the outcome of the liquor plebiscite.
Main purpose of the  Legion on
the campus, President Greer stated, is to look after Ihe welfare of
i. x-servic.v students, and to foster
the same spirit of comradeship as
f.-.und in the services.
Greer said committees would bo
formed in the Legion to take care
of different sections of student
benefits. He enumerated gratuities nnd educational benefits, part-
time and summer employment.
Mike  Goldie, a  member of the
Inter-Fraternity Council and himself an cx-ser'/iceman, spoKt on
behalf of the fraternities '.o sav
there was "no friction between the
fraternities  and  the Legion.''
Dr. John Coleman, of ISS, spok
on the aims of World Student Relief,   and  asked  thc  aid  of  all   In
the work of his organization.
Thc next general meeting of the
Legion will be held Friday, Oct,
Plebiscite Favored to
Settle Liquor Issue
• AN OVERWHELMING majority voted Thursday that a
plebiscite would be the most democratic way to decide
the liquor issue in British Columbia. This decsion was
reached only after much controversy in the university
Parliamentary Forum between Prime Minister Dave Williams and Opposition Leader Les Carbert.
Seaking on behalf of the resolu-       ——^^———————
tion which read, "Resolved: That
a plebiscite is a better method
than a Royal Commission for deciding the lquor Issue in British
Columbia," Prime Minister Williams pointed out that a plebiscite
can be accomplished in a comparatively short time while the Royal
Commission is rather tedious.
By this, he explained, the head
of the commission has to tie
chosen, along with the other members, which alone, takes a considerable amount of time. The
commission then has to receive
He also stated that although a
Royal Commission does not assure
citizens that it will be representative, the plebiscite is truly democratic in that every person who
has the right to vote may express
his own opinion.
Chief argument on the negative
side brought forth by ues Carbert
and party was that some ev-ser-
vicemen have returned from overseas too late to register for the
provincial elections and threfora
would bo temporarily disenfranchised. It was pointed out too,
by the opposition, that a plebiscite
would not sufficiently cover details such as to what extent tho
relaxation of the liquor legislation
should go, whereas a Royal Commission could discuss and work
out such difficulties.
Prior to the debate, Prof. W. N.
Sage, honorary president of the
forum, spoke a few words of welcome to the house. He explained
that a forum has an Important
place In university life—it teaches
people to speak and to think on
their feet.
Said Dr. Sage, "Only three re-
quirements are necessary for pub.
lie speaking, and they are.
1. Have something to sey.
2. Say it.
3. Stop.
• ALL lectures and laboratories will be cancelled from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on
Tuesday, October 9, 1945, to
permit the holding of the semiannual meeting of the Alma
Mater Society.
N. A. M. MacKenzie,
Rhodes Prizes
years during the war, 2 0
Rhodes scholarships, twice the
prewar number, will be awarded
outstanding Canadian students in
The scholarships, awarded for
two years' study at Oxford University,' have an annual value of
about 12000 and can be extended
for a third year for satisfactory
work and conduct.
Ten ordinary scholarships, one
to be awarded to a B.C. student
are open to service and non-service students.
Applicants with less than one
year's war service must be unmarried and have passed their
nineteenth but not their twenty-
fifth birthday and completed two
years at a Canadian university by
October 1, 1946.
Service candidates applying in
this class need only one year at a
Canadian university. Marriage is
not a disqualification and they are
eligible if they were between 19
and 25 years at any time from
October 1939 to the date of application.
In addition, five special service
scholarships will be awarded by
a central selection committee in
Toronto upon reccomendatlon by
provincial boards .
Another five service scholarships
will go to Canadian troops not yet
Applications must be made by
November 15. Forms and full information may be obtained from
the UBC registrar.
No examinations are held for
Rhodes scholarships. Candidates
are chosen on their academic and
personal record, on confidential
testimonials submitted by at least
six referees and on personal interview by a selection committee,
most of whom are former Rhodes
Selection committees lo.-.k for
"some definite quality of distinction, whether in intellect, character or personality, or in any combination of these" among Rhodes
scholarship applicants.
• "YOUNG people of British Columbia are the best assets
we have," according to Dr. G. M. Weir, head of the
department of Education and formerly Provincial Minister
of Education, who addressed a meeting of the Social Problems
Club Friday.
Hal Daykin Hero
In Canadian Film
• UBC STUDENTS have again
made the spotlight in the movie
industry, in the National Film
Board movie on the French-English Language School at Trois-
Pistoles, Quebec.
In this film, which is expected
to be one of the "Canada Carries
On'" series, Hal Daykin, fourth
year arts student, plays the leading
male role. A French-Canadian girl
from Montreal is cast opposite him
in tho feminine lead. Playing in
lesser parts are Aline Rolston, also
a fourth year arts student, Nancy
Macdonald, third year arts student, and Ivy  Pronger, '45 grad.
The film has been made both in
French and English and will be
shown throughout Canada, lt was
made by the National Film Board
as one of their many efforts to
achieve Canadian unity. The movie
shows the many aspects of the
lives of the students at the Language Summer School, including
typical French-Canadian square
dances, hay rides, classes and
B.C., he asserted, has the best
program for the solution of social
problems in Canada. It is the
only province wher«: a man with
tuberculosis, who is head of t
family, received free medical assistance.
"Our extensive Pro-Rec program,
he said, has resulted in a new
Pro-Rec gym, and we treat our
old age pensioners better here
than any other province does.'
Another creditable B.C. project:
he stated, is the Greater Vancouver Metropolitan Health Unit. This
unit has brought about a great
reduction in child and mother
"Such records cannot bo surpassed in any other English-
speaking city in tho world," ho
Speaking of governmental problems, Dr. Weir said that as long
us the War Measures Act is in
effect, the provinces cannot reassert their independence regarding the powers granted :o provincial jurisdication :.s outlined in
the BNA Act. He pointed out
that none of the provinces would
agree to hand over their -.uthority
voluntarily   to   Ottawa.
The first meeting of the Gle?
Club will be held on Tuesday,
October 9, at 12:30 in Applied
Science   100.    Everybody   out! PAGE 2
Experiment in Government
An experiment in student government at
the university campus is about to begin. It
will follow the election of two new council
members and a Men's Athletic Directorate
treasurer next week.
Two new desks are waiting in student
council chambers for a Co-ordinator of
Social Activities and a Sophomore member,
These new positions were recommended by
a government revision committee and passed
by the student body last February.
The one big mistake made by the revision
committee however, was in beginning to
overhaul government machinery immediately before AMS elections. This meant that
elections and student offices had to go on
as usual for an extra year and that the revision blueprint will just begin to be translated into actuality next February when
elections are reshuffled according to terms
laid down in the revision plan.
It also means that most of the work cut
out for the new councillers, with the exception of the MAD treasurer, who is
actually not a council member, has already
been done by fellow councillers as long ago
as in the summer.
This does not suggest that council revision
has been a useless headache, on the contrary,
an overwhelming increase in the student
body has been additional woes to appointment books of student councillers, and three
extra student officers will help divide the
problems involved in administering the $17
of each student.
Unfortunately the lapse of time between
revision recommendation and election has
been sufficient to allow students to sink into
their usual "Let George think about it"
state, and few realize how far-reaching the
duties of a Co-ordinator of Social Activities
could be.
The constitution declares that the Co-ordinator shall "act as an authority in the hiring
of entertainers, dance bands, arranging for
refreshments, etc," and "prepare a schedule
of noon hour, afternoon, and evening social
events in such a way that functions occur
more or less regularly through the year."
Every council member at present is quite
busy organizing and setting group functions
under their jurisdiction, and although a
tentative social calendar has been drawn up,
there should be one single person in future
scheduling bookings for Brock Hall which,
making arrangements with bands, and the
university employment bureau, and spacing
out events so that some will not overshadow
others, as was the case with the Fall Ball
last year. He will transfer a large percentage of the load on the shoulders of the
shoulders of the original "dirty nine" to his
A sophomore member who will have the
privileges of acting as servant boy to senior
councillers, must also be elected. The post
will give a younger student valuable training
in student government if he or she is planning to run for higher offices in the future,
and will serve to prod the younger university generation in taking a more lively part
in student government.
Despite many arguments against it, student government revision should be given a
fair chance this year, so either draw up a
platform and decide to run for office, or
get out and vote.
This will be the only way of deciding
whether student government at the university can be improved and whether revision
proposals already offered are worth their
.   .   .   EDITORIAL PAGE   .   .   .,
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British Columbia.
•   "ON THE SPOT" is such an apt name for this column!   When I was first approached
about writing for it, I was surprised and pleased, but as the days wore on, and I
still hadn't felt the awakening of a particularly bright and intelligent thought, I began to
realize that "on the spot" is a most uncomfortable and precarious position. 	
Searching for a topic, in the hope
that inspiration, like charity, begins at home, I leafed through a
few favorite books, and came
across "Roman Spring" by Mrs.
Winthrop Chanler. It is Mrs.
Chanler's autobiography, but,
although her wit and compelling
personality flavour every sentence,
she tells comparatively little about
herself, and, rather, the whole book
sparkles with vignettes of the many
famous and fascinating people she
has known.
She paints a nostalgic picture of
cosmopolitan Rome of the 1860's
where she spent her childhood, and
where taste and culture were carte
blanche to the Interesting person-
nages of the time, such as Franz
Liszt, the great contemporary
composer, and Edward Lear, whose
nonsence poetry is still popular,
and who took such a fancy to her
that he named himself her "Adopty
When her father, Luther Terry,
remarried, Margaret Terry acquired
a host of interesting relatives-by-
marriage, and an intimate friend
in her step-brother, Marion Crawford, the novelist.   Her marriage
to Winthrop Chanler Introduced
her to American society, and her
candid descriptions of many prom-
inent Americans are the highlights
of her book.
She met Longfellow, Melba, and
Carmencita, the Spanish dancer,
and was a friend of Theodore
Roosevelt's during his presidency.
She describes him as boisterous,
fun-loving, a popular idol. Through
him, she met Mrs. Leiter, an American Mrs. Malaprop, a bit too
conscious of her wealth. "Let my
third footman take your coat,
Madam." "Now help yourself
well, Mr. Roosevelt, you don't get
anything like this at home." "Mr.
Leiter is going to the fancy-dress
ball in the garbage of a monk."
"What a pity dear Sally Loring
is so obscene" (meaning "obese" —
Miss Loring was stout, but entirely
respectable.) — these were a few
of Mrs. Leiter's gems prized by
Mrs. Chanler.
Mrs. Winthrop Chanler's pages
are filled with enthusiasm and enjoyment of every experience of her
full and interesting life, and when
you close her book, you feel as
though you have met a charming
and distinguished woman.
• WE ANNOUNCE as our next
"Beauty-on-the-Spot" DIANNE
REED, third year Arts, whose article must reach the Pub office by
1 p.m. next Thursday. It will
appear on this page in next
Saturday's paper.
Eat, drink and enjoy yourself... Have a Coca-Cola
or adding refreshment te a backyard barbecue
Plenty of ice-cold Coca-Cola helps make any barbecue a success.
Have plenty of "Coke" ice-cold and ready to drink. When you
shop, remember to ask for Coca-Cola. Everywhere, Coca-Cola
stands for the pause that refreshes—has become a high-sign
of hospitality in the home.
Coca-Cola and its abbreviation "Coke"
ate registered ttadc-maiks which
idenrify the product of The Coca-Cola
Company of Canada, Limited.
with. Mary Afin
• GLOVES are essential at any
time, but now that the air is
getting crisper your campus and
more dressy clothes will definitely
be enhanced by a pair of genuine
pig-skin. These combine smartness
with practicability because they
are washable!! They come in the
ever popular beige, white and
.... Imagine the embarrassment
of a certain date-breaking Kappa
Junior when the date she was
standing up last Saturday night
turned up at the same table ....
These hard wearing, good looking
gloves, come in plain and hand-
stitched styles. Priced at 5.95 and
6.75 they will be found at Wilson's
Olove and Hosiery Shop, 575 Granville Street.
• EXTRA! EXTRA! Maison Henri has just received a completely new shipment of the ever
popular glamour-pins, just the
thing to Cinderella-ize that new
featuring eye-appealing lapel
fall date costume. Tney are also
watches and earrings in smart
styles at reasonable prices.
.... With sororities and fraternities
rushing conscious, a well-meaning
Fiji spent considerable time and
trouble rushing a returned navy
lieutenant. On asking if this
terrific possibility was a fraternity
man,   the   answer   was   to   the
affirmative — a Fiji	
These attractive glamour pins are
just at their peak. So hurry down
te Maison Henri, 550 Granville St.,
and choose one from their wide
• WHETHER you seek simplicity, or sophistication, the accent
falls on fur. For campus, sport or
after-dark glamour, what could be
more alluring than a soft, luxuriant squirrel coat!
.... After much searching, we
have discovered the reason for
said Fiji's confusion. You guessed
it! (The lucky girl is a resident
of the Royal City!)  ....
Even if you haven't got a man
that is willing to buy you fur
coats, girls, you still can't go astray
If you visit the New York Fur Co.
and look over their enticing stock.
• IF YOU are one of those unfortunate    individuals,   whose
lectures alternate between Hut US
and Science 400, cheer up! Don't
let your feet hinder your head-
work. Visit Rae-Sons mezzanine
floor, where they are featuring an
open-toed, open-heeled, tie. It's
laced to the toe, and comes with a
low heel; thus combining comfort
with smartness.
.... With diamonds in the air,
we note that a dark Alpha Gam
senior is sporting a beauty on the
appropriate finger of the appropriate hand ....
This Rae-Son's specialty comes in
black and red crushed kid, and
brown alligator calf. The price is
7.95. We recommend It as being
definately pleasing to your eye,
your  pocketbook,   and  your  feet!
Advice to Freshmen
"Run up to the girls' common
room for tea. They serve tea thero
from two till five. On your way
down, put your head in the
library door and give the college
yell. This will show everyone that
you have the college spirit.
"Then go down to the Students'
Council and tell them that you
will not tolerate any Initiation.
They will be glad to know this.
If you want to go home, step into
the cloakroom, marked "Faculty,"
and take a hat. Any hat, It doesn't
matter; the hats are In there for
general use. Then buzz along
home. Buzz) very fast."—From 1920
UBC Annual.
"I was coming home from the
science dance in the back of an
auto, and she was a nice young
thing. She said, 'My hands are
cold.' So I held her hands. Then
she said, 'I'm cold all over.' oo I
gave her my overcoat, wnat more
could a gentleman do??
-1920 UBC Annual.
From advertisement in 1920 UBC
Annual: "A place where you may
bring your wife, mother, sister or
friend without  hesitation."
Varsity Band Set
For College Games
• UNDER THE inspiring leadership of a world-famous conductor, Arthur Delamont, the
varsity band leads the parade of
campus activities, it says hire.
The lively rhythm of the band
brings spirit and pep to games
parades, and gatherings of all
kinds. The band doas not play,
though, at campus riots.
President John Bayfield points
out that no university is complete
without such a musical organization, and with the return of conditions which will permit intercollegiate sports, participation ii
th?   band   should   be   particularly
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The University of British Columbia The UBYSSEY, Tuesday, October 9, 1945
• WERE THEY still living,
those fellows who originated
cigarettes would surely head
the "I didn't know it was
loaded" list.
Little could they have Imagined,
even in their smoke dreams, just
what a grip the weed rolled In
paper would get on their grandsons—and grandaughters.
What with cigarettes, or more
correctly the lack of them, bringing joy to American cartoonists
and misery to Europeans during
these past few years, the cigarette
has become a top-ranking commodity.
In Germany today it is a basic
measure of value - hence we read
of fraulelns being rated by frater-
nUng Gl's as "one cigarette" or
"one pack" acquaintances. Tha
pipe of peace has given way to tha
But it isn't the first time tobacco
from America has been prized in
Europe. In fact, that's how it all
Though the use of tobacco is
more widely spread than is that
of any other narcotic or stimulant,
the habit didn't reach the civilized
world until late in the 16th century when the plants were taken
to Spain from Mexico.
Ust of tobacco spread like some
of the forest fires set by a cigarette in our own day.
Tiie smooth boys who prepare
the 1945 ads must draw Inspiration
from the 16th century, when
miraculous healing powers wen
attributed to tobacco.
Sir Walter Raleigh, who is said
to have taken a pipe of toe-aces' a
little before he went to the scaffold, helped spread old nicotine to
England. From then on a gentle*
man simply wasn't a gentleman
without a pipe. Later it was said
in the ale-houses that you couldn't
tell a pheasant from a peasant except that peasants smoked pipes.
On this continent, pipe-smoking,
as we all know from History 3,
has   been   practised   among   tha
Indians for unknown ages.
But we're still a long way from
cigarettes, as the superannuated
street-walker said recently in Berlin. First we must have cigars, if
you can stomach them.
The primitive cigar was merely
a few leaves of tobacco rolled together between the palms of the
hands. Cigars were not manufactured commercially in Britain until about 1840. Their origin had
been in the Spanish West Indies,
thus giving rise to the almost universal use of Spanish on labels
and boxes.
So if you want to know more
about cigars—such as knowing the
lighter the ash the better the cigar
—you'll have to take Spanish.
As you might imagine, cigars •
rolled ln the hands or elsewhere -
were rather awkward for grandma
to handle under her shawl, so along
about 75 years ago tobacco broke
Into polite society when it learned
to roll itself up in small bundles.
Actually a cigarette is simply a
small cigar consisting of fine-cut
tobaccos wrapped in paper.
You   take   it   from   there.    It's
pretty   common   knowledge   how
the   cigarette   has   jumped   from
grandma's shawl into grandaugh- (
ter's crimson lips.
Why are American fags so different? Well, it seems that the
secret lies in blending tobaccos
such as Burley, Virginia, Turkish,
and Maryland, a habit the Yanks
have practised since 1917, God
bless  them.
And why can't American cigarettes be sold In Canada, or why
can't our manufacturers make a
similar blend?
But that's another story, and
another   column.
Bill's Haircutting Shop
3759 West 10th Ave.
Ladies and  Gents  Haircutting
Schick, Remington, Sunbeam
Electric Shavers For Sale
First with the Latest
and the Best:
R.C.A. Victor Recordings
S49 Howe St. MAr. 0749
A new version of the Bolero!   It "goes together" so well with
your many blouses.   Smart for college . . . equally so for
the career girl or young mother. It's a little suit that takes its
character from the person who wears it!   Black, brown,
purple, pink, fuschia, green or grey. <i M   A fe?
Blouse shown with bolero suit is sheer, short sleeves, in white and
pastels.   Sizes 12 to 20  3.50
Another  fine  number   to  wear   with   the
bolero!    Short sleeves,  high Oriental
colar.    White only with interesting
woven pattern of floral M  Af
Sizes 12 to 20. *tvlj
—Sportswear, Spencer's
Fashion rioor
He is waiting at our Main Floor Hat Bar for you! Wear "him"
straight as an arrow across your brow, smack on
top of your head ... or w-a-y back.   Many gay colors . . .
purple, fuschia, moss green, dark green, grey, A ^1 Q
soldier blue, tan, navy, paddy green, black, brown    -* #^ **
—Hot Bar, Spencer's Main Floor
Black  fountain pen,  Initials  R.
J. B.  (gold). Valued as keepsake.
Phone ALma 0957L.
A pair of shell rimmed glasses
in a brown leather case, somewhere on the campus. Please return to Lost and Found, AMS
One yellow checked man's stocking. Finder please return to Loft
and Found department In AMS
LOST   '
Small  black  change  purse  last
week. Will finder please return to
lost and found in AMS office.
Black folding wallet.   Return to
AMS office.    Reward.
Valuable    pen,    near     Applied
Science building.   Phone *AL 1501.
Passengers wanted   from   West
Van.   Only 8:30's are on Tuesday
and Thursday. Phone Gloria Murphy. West 205.
• A VACANCY ln the Letters
club is open for a third year woman member. All students Interested should apply immediately in
writing to Sheila Davy, sec.-treas-
urer In care of arts letter rack.
Please Include phone number In
the application.
Girl to share  large  room, twin
beds. Board. Lunch packed. Phone
KErr. 0955R. Preference 2nd or 3rd
years arts student, or ex-service.
Daily ride from west end. Garry
Miller at AMS office or MA 2760.
All ex-servicemen residing in
the hutments and barracks. The
janitor of the Arts building announces that there ore about
twelve letters and telegrams lying
uncaller for in the Arts letter
rack. He believes there Is a strong
possibility that some of this mall
may belong to these ex-servicemen.
Bicycle, nearly new. Apply Dr.
Watson, 9th and Sasamat. Price
Extra Rib Removed
WORLAND, Wyo., (UP)-Mrs.
Lawrence Thompson still has an
extra rib on her right side. She
recently underwent an operation
to have the extra rib on her left
side removed. She now has 13 ribs
on her right side and 12, the normal amount, on her left aide. • CENTRE OF INTEREST — An antiquated little radio was the centre of interest in the
Pub during the Worlds Series, and here Van Perry catches a group of baseball fans in
the sports department as they listen intently to the third game of the series. The Chicago
Cubs won that game, 3-0, and the Tigers copped the next two, 4-1 and 8-4, but the Cubs tied
the series as they won 8-7 on Monday in a 12 inning tilt. The seventh and final game is
slated tomorrow.
Runners Prep For Cross-Country
Meets Here And At Spokane
• JUST AS FALL comes around
every year about this time, so
do track and cross country, and
once again spikes are digging into
the cinders over at the stadium.
The event this year is scheduled
for Thursday, October 25 and tho
tracksters are already starting to
get into shape.
Ken  McPherson  who  took  the
honors last year will be In there
Tuesday, October 9, 1945
Page 4
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
• AUSTIN, Tex. (U.P.)-The
University of Texas is building
a Southwide reputation in the
field of Russian language instruction.
The University also offers another Slavonic language, Czech.
More than half a dozen students
who have received training In
Russian during the threo years it
has been offered at the University
now  are  employed  in  the   U.S.
The same qualities that
make Turquoise the
matchless drawing pencil
also make it the smoothest, strongest and most
durable writing pencil
for personal and office
use that money can buy.
Treat yourself to the
world's best Pencil value.
10v    IACH
Department of State, Dr. Micek
In addition to preparing students
for diplomatic work, knowledge of
Russian language is valuable for
those who plan careers in international business and commerce
or in journalism abroad, Dr. Micek pointed out.
• AUSTIN,    Tex.    (U.P.)-The
University of Texas will offer
a degree in professional radio
training under a course to be
started this fall.
Professional training has been
given at Texas U. for several years
in radio technique, but the granting of a degree in it vffi be a
The course will be tought in the
School of Fine Arts.
«   »   »   »
Tha song of the University of
Texas—"The Eyes of Texas"—was
written by a student, John Lang
Sinclair, who named it for a pet
phrase of President William Pra-
ther, who told students frequently
that "the eyes of Texas are upon
Some Openings Yet
In Girls* P.E. Class
• GIRLS WHO have not as yet
signed   for   P.   E.   classes   are
asked to tcke note of the following
openings.   There is still room left
in these classes:
Square  and  Ballroom  Dancing-
Tuesday at 11:30
Friday  at  4:30.
Beginners Tuesday at  4:30
Life  Saving Tuesday  at  5:15
Advanced Wednesday at 4:30.
Advanced Tumbling & Appaiatus:
Tuesday  at 3:30
Thursday at 3:30
Note—tha re is no longer a clasj
on Wednesday.
Ex-Byngites Meet
ARTS 100 will be the gathering
place tomorrow, Wednesday, at
12:30 for all Ex-Byngites interested in forming a club to participate
in  Intramural   activities.
again as will Bud McLeod who
placed second.
This event will be open to individuals as well as to intramural
groups. For the scoring sheets
however, a rule has been made that
although one group may enter
seven men, only the first five to
cross the line will be put on the
scoreboard. It will be run on the
local course, which Is about 2%
miles long.
All of this however is simply
leading to bigger and better things
In the track world of sport. Tho
big event comes off in Spokane on
November 22 where our seven best
runners will enter into competition with some of the best from
the American universities rs well
as teams representing the army,
navy and marine groups.
This race, like our own, will bo
entered by individuals or teams,
but only the first five of any team
to come in will be scored.
UBC has taken the honours from
the American competition for the
last two years and will be all out
after their third straight victory
in this year's meet.
There will be two races at thU
event. One is the four mile run,
which UBC will enter and the
other is a two mile affair for high
schools and prep, schools.
have taken a new form at
Varsity this year. Instead of the
usual fifty minutes of exercise and
apparatus that so many of the boys
went through last year, a program
has been worked out so that there
Is mere variation ln the class.
The option of one hour of Physical Education out side the regular
gym routine has become very popular and the gym periods themselves have been outlined ln such
a way that new Interest has been
built up.
It ls hoped that a program such
as has been scheduled will prove
successful. The period will probably start with a few exercises to
warm up and then thc rest of thc
period will be taken up with such
things as apparatus, tumbling nnd
thc games and sports which are in
Swimming Starts
AS AN OPTION in the P.E.
system this year, classes in swimming instruction are offered. Thi:
program will start on Tuesday at
the Crystal Pool at the following
Ladies. 4:30 to 6:00.
Men, 6:00 to 7:00.
Ladies. 4:00 to 5:00.
Men. 5:00 to 6:00.
Please sign for your times at
the gym office.
Vets Lose Out
• THE BLUE AND GOLD's rugger squad got off to a great
start over the week-end with two
victories and some great possibilities coming out of the third game.
In the Thunderbird tilt at the
stadium, the varsity squad took
the measure of the Rowing Club
with an 11-3 victory, in the Brockton games, UBC downed ex-Brit-
tanla by an 18-0 margin while the
varsity veterany absorbed an 11-3
In the 'Bird game, things were
rather close up to the half way
mark. Teasdale took a pass five
yards from the line to run the
first score over for the Students
and the half ended at 3-3.
Things were different from then
on however, as the boys started
rolling and didn't stop until the
last whistle. Lawson and Armour
both scored tries without reply
from the Rowers, which, coupled
with two conversions, gave th^
'Birds an 11-3 win.
The UBC squad had a field day
against the Ex-Brits, as they shut
out the opposition. The game was
strictly a scrum affair with plenty
of open scrum work. Al Bain got
his share of the polats to make
life miserable for the Brits.
Lack of condition seemed to bo
the main factor in the loss ot the
Vets to the Meralomas. Of course,
this might be expected after a
long while out of the game, but
this team should do better from
now on in. Lloyd Williams got
their only score with a nicely
placed penalty kick.
Kits Team Meets
• ALL EX-KITS students an
asked to attend a meeting of
the Ex-Kits intramural team to
be held in the stadium at 12:30
on Wednesday.
• NET QUEEN—Pat Cowan, former junior girls'
champion in B.C. tennis
circles, is one of the favorites
in the current girls' net
tourney which is being
staged here at UBC. Photographer Van Perry snapped
this shot as Pat laid into an
overhead smash.
getting off to a good start this
year as plans have been made to
start the volleyball schedule today at noon. Teeing off on the
new season will be Zeta Beta Tau
and Sigma Phi Delta in ono court
while Delta Upsilon take on the
Engineers in the other game.
Games have been scheduled for
12:40 and that means that players
will have to hustle to get from
11:30 lectures to the gym.
At a meeting of the Intramural
team representatives last Friday,
several decisions were made. It
was decided that all members of
English Rugby and Canadian Football teams would not be allowed
to play In their Intramural groups.
A similar rule was passed concerning basketball players.
It was also decided that <n tho
cross country event, each group
could enter seven men but that
the first five to come in would be
the only ones to count on thc score
There are fifteen teams registered at present and it is expected
that there might be a few late
entries that will be considered.
Touch football should start on
"^uirsday or Friday.
RONSON lighter with monogram G. J. R., in Brock loungs
Thursday morning. Reward. Finder please return to AMS.
Here's one of the cutest tricks of the
season for keeping co-eds warm. It's
a sheered lamb bunty jacket with wide
piping of plain red or of red or green
plain plaid. The hood matches the
piping and is trimmed with lamb. To
be had in cream or bright, vibrant red.
Sportswear, Third Floor
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