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The Ubyssey Nov 9, 1944

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 Student Patrollers Will Enforce "Clean Campus" Rules In New Campaign
•  GHOSTS of former years return to Varsity in the next week
or two to Impress upon the students the necessity of "Keeping it
Patrols of irate student gestapo
members will do their best to terrorize the undergraduate body (and
that means you), into keeping the
litter off the ground. If necessary
these  men   may   call   upon   the
groundsmen for reinforcements.
A cujrfew, extending from 12
midnight to 12 midnight will be
imposed upon the campus. During
'this time anyone found dropping
anything which may be classified
as trash anywhere except in the
trash cans will be hauled off to
tho Bastille, or better known, perhaps, as the AMS office.
Anything dropped on the grounds
can be classified as trash.   This
isn't to say that anything picked
up on the grounds is trash.
Under direct orders from Chief
Himmler Raphael Uie campaign
has thc full support of the Campus
Underground, (the ghosts of former years). The members of this
organization will work spiritually
by reminding students that the
campus wasn't always like this,
ond it would be nice to return to
thc good old days.
This sppcial campaign was not
instituted only to give the Discipline Committee a chance to let
off steam. One of the major punishments imposed upon offenders
may be the confiscation of AMS
These terrorists will leave students strictly alone if they keep on
thc straight ond narrow.
Remember, don't be a litter-lout,
keep YOUR campus clean!!
No. 21
Varsity String Orchestra
Gives First Performance
•   FIRST CONCERT, by the University String Orchestra
will be presented on Friday, November 10 at 12:30 in thc
auditorium. It will be an LSE pass feature.
The following program has been chosen:
■    Minuet
Violin soloists— Ilenning Jensen niul John Cherninvsky
Vocal solo—Erlkn Nulos
PAVANfl Kiwi
MU\t*W tANl'AMIM} . inlinlkiiw«k.v
SEIIENADE FOIt STRINGS (valsc) „ . Tschaikowsky
Dr. Sedgewick, honorary prcsi-       chestra.  He is a pupil of John do
Ill MU I nil
I,,,,.,, , ^..H.yHjiiMj.-
dent of tho society, will introduce
the orchestra. Walter Wasylkow
u the announcer and will give a
commentary on the pieces.
The plan for this society was
formulated two years ago when
Greg Millar and Walter Wasylkow
organized a club to foster classical
music on .the campus, A beginning was made last ycar but no
concert was give because of a late
This ycar, the orchestra is composed of 22 musicians who will
play tomorrow.
Greg Millar, first conductor of
Uie string orchestra, is a member
of the Vancouver Symphony Or-
Henning Jensen, concert master, is also with the Vancouver
Symphony and plays the violin
over the radio.
Erika Nalos, vocal soloist, has
taken part in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas on the campus. She
ir president of tho MacMillan
Club, a Vancouver musical society.
Walter Wasylkow. business manager, believes that thc UBC String
Orchestra offers excellent opportunity both to student musicians
who wish to take part in the symphony itself and to every member
of the student body who is interested in classical music.
• ALL discharged service men
who are attending University
on postponement from the National Resources Mobilization
Board are required to take Military Training, according to an
announcement by Lt.-Col. G. M.
Any of the above men who are
not doing so should report to the
COTC#Ordcrly Room at once.
• WUS fashion show wiil take
place in the Brock Lounge on
Wednesday, November 17 at 3:00
Admission will be 35 cents and
ticket distribution is in charge of
Ihe eight secretary-treasurers of
Arts, Agriculture, Commerce, and
Home Economics undergraduate
Sixty co-eds will model costumes provided by 25 Vancouver
dress shops. Styles will include
sweaters and skirts, suits, coats
and afternoon dresses. Short formals will also be snown.
Models will provide their own
Margie, Beale will comment on
the various costumes.
Hold Yell
• TWO PRIZES will bo offered
to tho originators of the two
best Arts yells, Gordon Campbell,
president of the Arts Undergraduate Socyjty announced Wednesday. Five dollars goes to tho winner and two dollars to the writer
of the second best yell. This contest ends on Wednesday morning,
November 15, at 9:25 a.m.
Students are asked to place their
contribution in tho box provided in
both the Men's and Women's Lower Common Rooms.
The following rules ore suggested
for a guide:
1. This yell should and must be
an original ARTS yell only,
absolutely, and primarily.
2. It should be suitable for all Arts
It should be simple, easy to
memorize, vigorous and catchy.
It should be of a definite
rhythm and metre or else a
genius' creation.
Above all, it must not be too
. . . Orchestra ...
•    ALL   Sophomores    and
Freshmen    are    eligible
for tryouts ior the Freshmen
A three-minute speech, for or
ngiiinst one of tiie topics selected
for the tryout, will be judged next
1ue.srl.iy afternoon on material
chosen and delivery.
There are four ti.px.-. tho.sen:
1. Itesolverl that univers.ty education I.; marie ipiate and fails to
meet the need of the present-day
2. Resolved thi.t the divorce
laws of Canada bo revised so
that divorce could be more easily
3. Resolved that a federal world
government should be adopted
after the war.
4. Resolved    that    the    federal
government should  retain  free- '
dom of speech and press during
times of national emergency.
A library book, call number PR
1260 A3, is recommended for research on these topics.
t SECOND fall camp of the Students' Christian Movement will
be held at Ocean Park November
11 and 12.
Thc theme of the camp is to be
"Canadian Unity." Frank McKenzie will lead the discussions. This
issue is considered by the club to
be of vital importance to every
Canadian student.
The SPC has been invited to
attend thc camp. Details concerning thc camp can bo obtained from
anyone  in the SCM room.
Today on the World's Battlefronts
t   MOSCOW, November »-(BUP)
—Moscow    reported    for    t^ie
third straight day no major changes
on the eastern front.
This was taken as testimony to
Ihe bitter stand being put up by
the Germans particularly .at Budapest, where a mighty battle has
been raging for many days, Berlin
reported that major Red Army
forces are pressing toward the
Hungarian capital from the northeast while other Soviet forces were
reported by-passing the capital.
t   CAIRO, November 9-lBUP)—
The two assassins of Lord
Moyne, British Resident Minister
in the Middle East, confessed today
that they are members of tho stern
Jewish terrorist organization. They
said they were sent from Palestine
to Cairo expresscdly to perpetrate
the murder.
• ALLIED Headquarters on
Leyte, Philippine Islands, November D — (BUP) — General Mac-
Arthur announced today that
United States forces at the north
end of the Ormoc Highway are
engaged in bitter fighting against
reinforced Japanese units along the
ridges and the winding road.
Thc Yanks are trying to break
through the Japanese defenses and
push the final 17 miles south into
Ormoc, last nujor enemy base on
Leyte Island. Artillery continued
to b'.ast enemy lines of communication in thc narrowing corridor.
• WASHINGTON, November D-
(BL'P)—Franklin Delano Roosevelt, winner ef the unprecedented
fourth term as president of the
United States, will be backed by a
democratic' House or Representative.1' and Senate in his campaign
for world-wide peace.
• CANADA is no longer
concerned with thc outcome of the war, but instead
i.s interested in what i.s going
to come into being when the
United Nations achieve their
final goal of 'unconditional
surrender', according to Mr.
fi, G, McOcr, KC, MP, in
<t ftpc'reli lu UI1C C'tiiiinicTOO
students Tuesday.
He prophesied more of the good
things of life for the English speaking world. He went on to say
that less of the bad things of government would be imposed upon
the people in the future.
"There is no reason for us to be
.satisfied." he continued, "but we
should consider carefully whether
to scrap everything we have now,
and turn to something else, or
whether we should take that
which is good and build on its
"Canadians, I believe, happen to
possess' more real wealth than
other people, and our future is
great because of nil the great
things that arc to come in this
He held that this war was "an
.Mctir.seJ affliction," and that the
J'l'itNi peoples have always been
foes of selfishness and greed. He
also contended that never in our
history lias our response against
aggression been so great.
"Wc are fighting to extend to
all people tho freedoms they possessed. This is not a war to win
that which others possess, but it
is a war to establish a world of
peace and plenty for all."
He claimed that it wasn't England with her age that accumulated tho wealth, but Canada, with
her youth and resources. He said
that in tiie post-war period Canada is going to produce everything
that resources, industry .and intelligence will allow.
This will be financed, if physically possible, by our own natural wealth, he averred.
He declared that Canadians are
"the  luckiest and  best-off people        This summer Bob Ellis, Student
in the world, and that Vancouver     Council  president at the  Univer-
is tho best off of tho lot." sity of  Saskatchewan,  communi
cated  with  other  universities  in
TTV T T— 1 j-y-r^^^ *-%     Canada with a view to organizing
I 3\» J. Xm1L)w£ 1.1     a   national  conference to  discuss
this  matter.
I   f\     I    4^/"*fllf°^        He   received   favorable   replies
A^     ^VtlUiV     flom La^j  Daihousiei McGiU and
rp         1 Western   Ontario   Universities  in
X  OQa J 4^e ^ast an<* ^as ^e support of
~ Alberta in the West.
• SECOND in the scries; of pro- Western Ontario has offered the
views of tiie concerts given by Use of its campus for the proposed
the Vancouver Symphony'' Society conference.
will  be   presented   in  the   Men's if it js not possible  to hold a
Smoking Room in the Brock today, national conference this ycar, El-
Novcmbcr 9, at 12:30. yls proposes a conference with all
Tho   speaker   will   be   Dr.   Ida ihe  Western  universities.   It was
Halpern. well known musical lee- alsQ suggested if a Western con.
_   '„ ,            .,,   ,. .             , ., ference be held in Saskatoon,  it
Dr. Halpern wul discuss and illustrate  with  recordings the  fol- bt held about thc cnd o£ Ja™ary
lowing pieces: and if possible the McGoun Cup
Cockaigne   Overture   Elgar debates could he held there at the
Symphonic   Phantasy  samc Umo to reducc cxpcnscs.
Russell-Bennett ,„ ,
,   „ _,     ,    . At   a   Western   conference   one
Porgy  and   Bess  Gershwin •
Symphony No. 5   Dvorak     university would be in charge of
preparing   an  agenda.   Each  uni-
NO UBYSSEY SATURDAY v^'ty studcnt b°dy in thc W°St
Because the University is closed vould *cn\ its suggestions to this
on Saturday, November 11, to ob- university, which would then preserve Armistice Day, there will be pare tvle br0-,d outline for the a-
no Ubyssey published on that date. E,Us suggcatc(L ^ would
November 9 at 12:30.
• THE ABOVE scene, well known to students of former
years, wilLsoon become familiar to miscreants who litter
the campus with old coke bottles and other debris, according
to Los Raphael. In a statement to The Ubyssey, Mr. Raphael
nnU\ Hint tho Discipline Com ml tiro Ihinkn it nitty, fin in tho
past, confiscate tho student pass of any person found scattering giirbngo about tho grounds, Tho picturp hhctWH Tt-'d Mo>
Undo, AMS president, 11)41-42, taking the pass of u student
who was caught throwing coke bottles from a car in the
parking lot.
WUS Will Murder Sleep
Coeds Ride Nightmares
Tonight At Hi - Jinx
• THEY'RE ALL dressed up to go dreaming tonight at the
WUS Hi-Jinx in the gymnasium from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Students are requested to get out what they imagine
the well-dressed nightmare is wearing this week and come
io Hi-Jinx.
obtain Talent
Those in charge have combed
the campus for dramatic talent
and .student thospians have been
working ni&ht and day to prepare
.skits for the great occasion.
These skits will be presented
on a competitive basis and four
judges, lead by Dean M. D. Mawdsley, will judge the relative merits
of each of these great dramatic
In charge of the skits are: First
Year Arts, Cash Wilson; Second,
Audrey Jutte; Third, Phyllis
Grant; Fourth, Marjory Hood;
Commerce, Glenna McLeish; Aggie, Joan Stevens; Nursing, Helen
Kerr; and Home Ec, Casey King.
Hard working WUS-ites promise co-eds will sleep no more when
they drag their pyjama-clad bodies to Hi-Jinx tonight where WUS
will murder sleep.
UBC Supports Revival
of Student Federation
CUP Editor, Tho Ubyssey
•   UBC WILL give full support to any efforts to revive
and reorganize the National Federation of Canadian University Students, which ceased operating in 1939, Dick Bibbs
told The Ubyssey yesterday.
be completed at least several
weeks before dpte of conference
in order that adequate preparation could be made and sufficient
publicity arranged.
For a Western Conference, Ellis
has suggested that, as for the Edmonton conference last year, each
university shall share equally in
expenses and have equal numbers
of visiting delegates.
A tentative draft of functions of
the conference has been drawn up
by Ellis as follows:
1. Intcrvarsity activities shall be
organized by each conference.
2. Intcrvarsity regulations shall
be discussed to determine if concerted action on mutual problems
would be feasible.
3. Canadian social and economic problems of all kinds shall be
suitable topics for discussion.
4. The national federation shall
never become affiliated with any
political party.
5. Each university student body
shall support and share responsibility for each and every resolution passed by the national conference. EDITORIAL PAGE
. . . . NOVEMBER 9, 1944.
Why Waste Our Time? \
Don't look now, but somebody has
started another clean-up campaign. This
time, however, they've put teeth in it. Beginning soon, student patrols will scour the
campus looking for offenders against UBC's
"keep it clean" rules.
Those students-, who (oss bottles onto
the parking lot had better keep a sharp
look out behind them. The patrols will be
on the march, and woe to any student who
gets caught. It is believed that the patrols
will consist of our newly-elected Arts executives. This will give them something to
do, student officials say.
We agree that this campus could be a
little cleaner. We think students should not
throw bottles where they are likely to cut
tires, or anywhere except a waste container
for that matter. We think these facts should
be kept before student minds at all times.
We do not believe that the degree of
waste merits so much student attention at
this time. Nor do we believe that it is right
to give these pa.roi ^s to ^ ^rts execu.
tives. This ,^33 not the reason for Arts
Our campus, for the number of students
crossing it everyday, is clean. It is not spotlessly clean, but neither is it dirty enough
to force some of our most responsible students to undertake the job of patrolling the
campus so close to exams.
And if we must waste our time forming
new committees and initiating new campaigns why not waste it in a more beneficial
The Ubyssey volunteers to run special
clean-up messages across the bottom of its
pages to keep the issue before student eyes.
We think this is a question which should be
put up to the students in that way. It is
not a question which necessitates student
We await the answer to our offer if
student officials consider it worthy of their
UBC Gets a New Faculty
The Publications Board would like to
express its thanks to Alan Morley and
Aubrey Roberts, two former students of this
university who are giving Journalism lectures this month to reporters and editors of
The Ubyssey.
While we don't like to admit in an editorial that we are in need of such instruction,
we must admit that it won't do any harm.
We asked for it, and these two veteran Vancouver newspapermen are not "sparing the
Every phase of newspaper work, from
the news story to the editorial, will be covered during the year. We hope students will
notice any improvement which might result.
Although they are two of the busiest
men in newspaper work in this city, they
are devoting several hours a week to thus
paper. Like the McGill Daily, we can boast
of being the unofficial journalism faculty
of our university.
Mr. Blunden's Prodigies
Our Tuesday senior editor, who sometimes goes by the name of Denis Blunden,
is a remarkable chap. He has a habit of
pinching paragraphs from our editorials. He
always claims, however, that the missing
paragraphs get up and walk away by themselves. For this reason we think him remarkable. He trains these editorial paragraphs without a whip, too.
One of Mr. Blunden's latest prodigies
walked out on us from last Tuesday's issue,
carrying with it Allan Ainsworth,..whom we
were attempting to introduce to tho student
body, along with his eight colleagues on the
Students' Council.
After much coaxing, the Tuesday senior
editor enticed our paragraph back again, and
so we would now like to introduce Allan
Harrison Ainsworth, Junior Member of this
year's council.
Mr. Ainsworth is the man on council
detailed to see that the ten water glasses
a*re filled every Monday night and also to
swipe cookies from the dinner table for mid-
meeting refreshments. He does a few other
things, too. Freshman initiation, Homecoming and clean-up campaigns are his specialty.
He's also handy to put forth youth's point
of view. To keep him from giving too much
of youth's point of view they saddle him
with various other jobs during the year.
There now. We close our eyes and hope
that the wander-lust will not return to our
little friend again. Wo urgo it to stay in for
at least a few thousand issues. To Mr. Blunden wo donate several old used paragraphs
to work on in the future.
stresses and strains
by Bruce Bewell
•    CHEM 2  is a great course.   The days
that I spent in a murky H2S filled lab
on the third floor of the science building
munching bus stop hot dogs and gaily flicking pipe ashes into my partner's unknown
are probably among the happiest of my long
university career.
Those who have never taken Chem 2
may be interested to learn that the course
is divided into two parts. In one part the
unsuspecting victim is handed a test tube
full of anaemic-looking liquid with instructions to find out what is in it and report at his
leisure—anytime within the next half hour.
Several methods exist by which the required result may be obtained. The first
and easiest method is to get to know the
little man with the horn-rimmed spectacles
who operates the spectroscope in the basement. Unfortunately, the last student to resort to this procedure turned in seven perfect
reports in ono afternoon, which seemed a
trifle improbable to the assistant. Nothing
has ever,*been proved, but- the student's
mother identified a gold filling found in the
bottom of a sulfuric acid vat.
The second method is known as the
optical-probability procedure and is probably
tho most popular. It depends on the old
established principle that unknowns of tho
same colour frequently contain the same
elements. This Ls an empirical law, established after hundreds of experiments.
By simply applying a few old established flash tests, consulting several holders of
similarly coloured unknowns (including at
least one who has had his marked),,and
then applying the probability curve you
can't miss, but don't tell Gene that I told
. Finally there is a procedure which involves following a set of directions by somebody named Reedy. This method involves
the use of certain vile smelling gases and is,
to say the least, rather messy.   Only a few
rather eccentric students follow this set of
The other half of the course Ls different.
Here the pertinent question is not what, but
rather how much. This is found out with
the help of a specially prepared concoction
called a "standard".
This so-called standard is a known volume of pure old double distilled aqua un-
chlorinata containing a known amount of
some obscure chemical compound. This,
however, is not as simple as it sounds. Unless
the budding chemist waits for the light of
the full moon and bows three times towards
the administration building before starting
operations, he has little chance of success.
After the standard has been made up,
the next step is to go into the balance room
and wait to weigh out an almost infinitesimal
quantity of a white powder, aptly called the
unknown, to three decimal places beyond
the accuracy of the balance. On returning
to the lab two or three hours later, the customary procedure is to gather up the glass
on the floor and then look for Gene to sign
out for another flask.
Gene is nowhere to be found, so you
slyly appropriate some of your partner's
standard. To find out the normality, you ask
to see his calculations on the pretext of
needing help with your own, Simple, Ls it
Then you titrate your unknown and get
two widely divergent results. After careful
calculations involving the two sides of a
nickel, you rush off to compare your final
result with that of anyone who happens to
be handy.
Unknowns, that's the way they come
and that's the way they go.
Say, did any of you boys get something
around 21.73 for soda ash?
British United Press
Canadian University  Press
Offices Brock Hall
Phone ALma 1624
For Advertising
Standard Publishing Co. Ltd.
2182 W. 41st KErr. 1811
Campus Subscriptions—$1.50
Mail Subscriptions—$2.00
Issued every Tuesday, Thursday,
and Saturday by the Students'
Publication Board of the Alma
Mater Society of the University of
British Columbia.
Senior Editor
Thursday Staff
Marion Dundas
Associate Editors
Bruce E'ewell, Marian tiall
Helen Worth
Assistant Editors
Edith Angove, Don Stainsby
Flo Johnson, Keith Cutler, Hilda
Halpin, Fred Maurer, Beverly
Cormier, Alice Tourtellats, Rod
Fearn, Noni Calquhoun, Phil Shier,
Phil Tindle, Phyllis Couling, Win
McLeod, Tom Preston, Patricia
Rogers, Frank Wcldo, Rae Woodman, Marcella Hoskins, Kay McLaughlin, Robin Little, Betty Gray,
CUP Editor   Marian Ball
fub Secretary Betty Anderson
Sports Editor   Luke Moyls
Sports  Reporters
Donna Meldrum. Laurie Dyer,
Bruce Lowthcr, Dave Robinson,
Fred Crombie.
Photography Director .... Art Jones
Staff Photographers
Brian Jackson, Bert Levy, Don
Cameron, Jack Leshgold, Russ McBride
Sports Photographer .. Fred Grover
• CIA'IJ executives were appealed to today by AMS president DICK BIBBS to call for
their mail at regular intervals.
At present there are letters, air-
Kiams, telegrams, and rabies residing in the offices undelivered.
Among the uncalled for items
are many fraternity hills.
Hoot Mon!
are here
Sizes 12 to 20.
•19 HO Wl ST.   MAU *OCft NOtTN Of <HOM»
Before You Make
Up Your Christmas
Gift List	
« un I'M n
The prospect of studying for term exams
is not a very pleasant one. But before
you settle down with your books 'n' notes
of an evening, snuggle into one of the
Bay's cosy, quilted housecoats. Floral or
plain with long sleeves . . . rayon crepe
and satin.
-Lingerie, Third Floor.
V aM  _aw  i«*A
MCONFOftATID  *ft MAY l«?a
I ■y      Thursday, November 9, 1944
• Shopping
with Mary Ann
• THERE ARE slips that pass
for night-time wear and slips
that pass for daytime' wear but
B. M. Clarke's have a new selection of all-wearing slips that can
pats for any time and occasion.
Satin slips trimmed with lace and
cut on* the bias come in sizes 32
to 38 and tailored crepe straight
cut ranging from size 32 to 44 are
also featured on the new B. M.
Clarice shipment .... Phi Delts
were passing out cigars and beaming proudly in the Caf last week
on behalf of one of their pledges,
who was also passing out cigars
and beaming proudly—ho had just
become a god-father . . . Then
there was the blond Fourth ycar
Mechanical Engineer residing In
the Boys Co-op who arrived home
last week with a beautiful black
eye. "Hockey game," he explained
.... These B. M. Clarke slips sell
for a very reasonable |2.95.
• •   *   •
• AN EXCITING new accessory
■ idea that will put you right at
the head of the fashion class is
plexiglass pendants from Maison
Henri beauty and accessory shop,
550 Granville. These pendants
come in vivid colors and can bs
enscribed with university, sorority
and other types of crest .... We
heard about this little item last
week and in the true tradition of
something old, something new,
something borrowed, something
Due, will offer it now—A tall dark
Theta sitting in the caf was approached by a Psi U pledge who
requested her to close her eyes
and hold out her hand. This she
did. only to find herself a second
later clutching a live mouse. ....
Smart indeed are these Maison
Henri plexiglass pendants. They
are only gne of a wide group of
accessory "finds" in the Maison
Henri stock.
• •   •   «
• "DADDY wouldn't buy me a
bow-wow"    but    "I'd    rather
hnve a baby doll to call my own."
jo ,-,s soon ns lectures are over this
afternoon I'll dash down to Iuio-
Son's Clover Floor and look over
the new shoe yensation which is
sweeping the country. Toe-in, but
heel-less are these clever littlo
height-cutting numbers .... A
little Psi U famed for his Sinatralike sighs over a microphone was
quite taken with a blue-eyed Al-
fha Phi pledge so ho asked the
Alpha Gam council member to
Z# him 'a date with the tdrl for
S.turdr.y ni^ht, So the Alpha
Cj-'.v. oppnj.-ioh'.'d th? ;;irl arid returned to the boy obviously with
good news. The Psi U then spoke
to the Alpha Phi only to discover
the council member was kidding
him. He wasn't very cmbarrased
.... Campus cutics all over the
country are crazy about the new
"Baby Doll" shoe style featured
this week at Rae-Son's Clever
Floor. Clever Floor prices arc
$5.95 and 5695.
Science To
Give Play
• "She Married an Artsman"--
--"Or?" will be presented
next Tuesday noon at a Science
pep-meet in Applied Science 100.
The pep-meet is for the coming
Engineers' Informal.
Part of the entertainment will
be supplied by Jim Donnon's band
and a female vocalist who will be
especially imported for the occasion.
The Informal will be held on
November 16 at thc Brock.
Dancing will last from 9 to 1. A
varied program of fox-trots, congas, and waltzes, has been planned.
Tickets may be obtained for the
small sum of $1.25 per couple.
LOST: Green wallet, containing
$12, a $10 war savings certificate,
and several identification papers.
Lost 5:30 Tuesday, near the bus
stop. Finder contact P. Stroyan
through Arts Letter Rack.
Girl to share housekeeping room
with working girl. Twin beds.
Phone ALma 2640 L.
• A PEP meeting, sponsored by
the War Aid Council, will be
held in the auditorium on Tuesday noon, November 21. The object of tho meet is to stimulate
attendance at the Fall Ball. This
pep-meet will be the "biggest and
best" ever put on at University,
according to Ted Chambers, president of the War Aid Council.
A basketball game is also scheduled by War Aid .Council for this
month. It will probably take place
on November 30 at the university
gymnasium. The Thunderbirds
will be opposed by cither the Washington State College Teachers
or the Pat Bay Gremlins.
Thc proceeds from oil War Aid
Council activities this month will
go to thc Canadian Red Cross.
New Members Soon
• VARSITY Outdoor club "old"
members will elect new members on Monday noon, November
13, in Applied Science 237.
Work hikes will be held on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday,
November 12. Climbing classes will
also be held on these days if the
weather is favorable.
Students to Soar in Self-made Sailplanes
• AIR-MINDED students will
soon be able to soar in their
own sailplanes if plans now formed
for a glider club are allowed to
Members of the organization,
which will be known as the Thunderbird Gliding and Soaring Club,
await only the permission of the
Students' Council to go ahead with
work on two gliders, one of which
is already partially built.
Thcro are now 40 members in
the club, which meets in Applied
Science 292 every Thursday noon.
Fees are $5 a year. Membership
is limited to 20 for each glider,
built or building. It is hoped that
the first glider will be flying before
the end of the spring term.
The object of Uie organization
is to promote interest in aviation
and to give flying training to students. Members are campaigning
also for the establishment of a department of aeronautics on the
campus. The club hopes, in time,
to own a fleet of gliders and sailplanes, and even light aeroplanes.
Some of the members belong to
tho Victoria Gliding and Soaring
Club, and a few have had flying
time or have helped to build glid
ers for that orgar.ization.
Officers are: Frank Woodward,
president; Bill Adams, secretary-
treasurer; George McLeod, production manager.
Ratification of the club's constitution by the AMS is held up only
until more iniormation as to costs,
liability, insurance, and government regulations dealing with flying and use of landing fields can
be obtained.
Club members anticipate little
difficulty in building the gliders
despite wartime shortages'. They
will work; In members' basements
or in garages. They plan to fly on
Lulu Island, up the Fraser Valley,
and possibly from fields on the
Tho club, is cooperating with the
newly-formed Vancouver Gliding
ond Soaring Club, from which they
hope to obtain instructors, and with
the Canadian Soaring Association
at Ottawa, which controls all gliding and soaring in Canada.
Many colleges in the United
States have successful glider and
airplane clubs, often in conjunction with a department of aeronautical  engineering.    In   Canada
the only university club so far
formed is at McGill, where an active organization of more than 40
members has been in operation for
several years.
IFC Spring
Rules Set
eligible for spring rushing, announces Don Newson, Inter-Fraternity Council president:
Those men who have senior
matrlc or at least 12 units to their
credit are eligible.
Men are eligible who were eligible for fall rushing, but didn't
Men who registered but were not
rushed will also be accepted.
As yet there has been no definite
statement about the status of returned men in regard to rushing.
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.Thursday, November 9, 1944
Pete McGeer's Inter B's
Gordy Sykes Retires From Hoop Career Cop Lead in .y. Division
•    VARSITY   cnsaba   enthusiasts lifo due to thi* nrpssurn tf- studi'es. thpr   Dominion   Title   next  snrinff. *
• VARSITY casaba enthusiasts
shook In their synthetic hoop
shoes Tuesday as they learned
that the Thunderbirds, Varsity's
top team of this year's long, line
of Thunder clubs,, have lost their
flashy plvotman, Gordy Sykes.
Sykes, who has played steady
basketball with the Senior A's
since entering UBC two years a-
go, turned In his Blue and Golc}
strip Tuesday, announcing his formal retirement from the maple
courts for the rest of his pampus
life due to the pressure o* studies
The Incident served as a grl^n
reminder to University a^'ctes'ot
tho eligibility rule whit" states
that those who fall to met* «*.iol.
astlc standards are lncllj*b!e< for
Varsity teams. '
Meanwhile, Thunderbirtfr will
tackle this year's edition of the
Pat Bay Gremlins in Victoria Saturday night, According to reports
which have drifted in, the Flyers
have their same old squad back
In harness, and will be after ano-
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
the gospel.
according to LUKE MOYLS
•   TODAY I AM mad . . . mad as heck.  Thoughts race.
through my mind like whirling leaves in a cyclone. I
am perplexed. Those thoughts pound the walls of my brain
much as an enraged prispner pounds on a bolted door. Yes, I
am mad and perplexed . . . both at the same time.
Back in 1906 when everything was rosy . . . including
the noses of various citizens who were prominent sports
promoters . . . everyone was happy. But today, everything
is blacker that the noses of a bunch of South African Hottentots.
Yes, I am very mad . . . mad as heck. In fact, I#am so
mad that I am near the boiling point'of platinum, which must
be pretty high. But the thing which is responsible for all
this gloom and perplexity Ls something which cannot be taken
lightly. It can't even be taken with a grain of .salt. In fact,
it can't be taken.   It's indigestible.
In the early days, everyone was happy because anybody
could find time to take care of his .studies and still play basketball or rugby or soccer or whatever the guy wanted to
play. But i.s it the same today? . . . No! Thai's why I'm mad,
and that's why I'm perplexed.
Sad News From Johnny
In those days, things went pretty smoothly, but as everyone knows, the situatipn is different in those trying times. No
longer is everything rosy, including the noses of various
citizens who are prominent sports promoters.
On Tuesday, I was struck, or at least I was taken aback,
when I was confronted by Johnny Owen, the proctor, janitor.
and general handyman of the stadium. Now this is nothing
to be taken aback at, for Johnny is a very respectable character such as people like to make friends with mainly on
account of his good nature and his unusual tendency to kid
everyojne more than somewhat.
No, it wasn't Johnny's face, either. It was what he had
to tell me that hurt. He looked very sad as he explained
that Gordy Sykes had come to him and turned in his basketball strip.
I was sad, too, when I heard this. But right now I am
mad . . . mad and perplexed.
I saw Sy later in the day, and he also seemed kind of
gloomy about the whole thing. But he was quite matter-of-
fact when he told me he would have to give up basketball
if he is to got through his third year of engineering.
Leave Us All Be Athletes
Tito thinj? which makes mo mad is to seo sports suffer
on this campus, especially when it is tho case of n top-notch
team losing such a valuable player. The thing which perplexes me is the problem of finding a solution to the situation.
I am mad and perplexed at the same time because the
thing which perplexes me is making me mad and vice versa,
lt is because I can't find a solution that I am mad.
As far as I can see, UBC is quite right in putting studies
before sports, in spite of the fact that some colleges to the
south put the accent on athletics, or at least they did before
the war.
I also feel that UBC students should ,be mighty proud
of the record that Varsity teams and athletes have produced.
At a time like this, it's inspiring to remember that all those
who participate in sports on the campus do so voluntarily.
And it's through their own unselfish work in practising and
playing that all those cups and irophies in the library are
there today.
It sure must be great to be a first-class scholar, but it
must be even greater to be both a first-class scholar and star
athlete as well. I'll bow down to any scholarship winner,
but I'll still respeot the Rhodes Scholar the most.
ther Dominion Title next spring.
On the following weekend, the
students travel south to meet
Western Washington State Teachers' College in Bellingham. The
return match of this home-and
home series is slated for Thursday,
November 30, in the Varsity Gym
during noon hour,
Doubtless, Sykes will feel more
than slightly disappointed when
he misses these games, for it was
in their last game against the
■ Western Washington hoopsters
that the tall key-player made his
most sparkling performance.
It was on March 3 this spring
that Gordy led the Thunderbirds
to a thrilling two-point victory
over the Teachers, 51-49. Taking
over the spot under thc hoop on
his home floor at Varsity, he threw
in six baskets ln the first stanza,
and continued this pace throughout the action-packed tilt to set
n scoring record for Varsity cagers
ot 26 points.
Sykes was best known for his
carefree antics on tho maple
courts, and his sparkling, joking
comments which kept up the spirits of his fellow Thunderbirds.
Since he was always a clean
hooper, Varsity basketball fans
hope he will some day, like Jim
Scott who sat on tne sidelines for
three years for the same reason,
return to the Varsity lineup.
UBC HV meets
Varsity Punters
In Weekend Tilts
• VARSITY tackles UBC in an
Inter  Collegiate  rugger  game
on Saturday in the University
Stadium at 2 o'clock.
This tussle will open the final
round of Miller Cup play for both
squads while the Vancouver Reps
journey to Victoria to battle with
the Crimson Tide in a McKechnie Cup struggle.
Bobby Croll and Massle White
will add strength to Varsity nnd
I'lK' respectively as there are no
parades this Saturday. With the
strengthening of both lutcUflclds,
the teams should play wide open
ball, providing the wet weather
lets up.
Thc last tinio these same two
fifteens met, Varsity eked out a
very close 3-0 win, Tom McCusker doing the damage. The squads,
are well-balanced although Varsity i.s on top of the league and
UHC i.s in tin- cellar, and a fierce
struggle   is   expected.
bailers piny host to O'Dcn High
School from Seattle on Saturday
at Capilnno Stadium. Thc College
boys go into their biggest game of
the season on even terms with
their traditional rivals. Both teams
have won and lost the same number of games.
Thc Irish expect to have all their
Injured players hack In action for
this game. Game time is 3:30
Saturday afternoon.
Phi vs. Epsilon at 12.30, Delta Upsilon vs. Beta Theta Pi at 12:30.
Knppa Sigma vs. Phi Kappa Sigma
at 7:00, Alpha Delta Phi v.s. Kappa
Sigma at 8:00, Sigma Phi Delta vs.
Beta Theta Pi at 7:00, Zeta Psi vs.
Phi Delta Theta at 8:00. Zeta Psi
vs. Beta Theta Pi nt 9:00, Delta
Upsilon vs. Mu Phi at 9:00.
lst Year Arts vs. Aggies
Commerce vs. Home Ec
4th Year Arts v.s. 3rd Year Arts
3rd Year Arts vs. Aggies
• WHEREVER there's basketball, there's Varsity, and
wherever there's a Varsity hoop squad, there's bound to
be another Varsity victory. Tuesday night was no exception
as the, Blue and Gold Thunderbugs ran over the hapless
Gibsons quintet 36-17, to take over the -lead in "Y" Division,
entry   had   little
The Inter B
trouble with the West Van squad,
leading all the way. Bill McLeod
wos his usual self, coming through
with nine points. Every one had
a share in the glory, however. Jack
Hough had seven, Doug Davidson
had six and Dave Rea, who has
decided to keep up his hoop career,
had five points/
Tho final contest turned out to be
the thriller of the evening. McGavins were thc unfortunate victims and their triumphant victors
were Heather Cubs. The Cubs retained their place on top of the
standings as they downed the
Brcadmcn 28-26.
The game looked like a cinch
for tho high-flying Cubs up to
the halfway mark but then things
began to happen in a fast and furious style. The Heatherites were
leading 9-4 at the quarter and
swept on to a 17-5 lead at the half.
At the beginning of the third
quarter, a revitalized squad of
Breadmen came on the floor and
by tho end of the third quarter,
they had whittled thut lend down
to five points.
Tho last stanza was THE stanza.
McGavins kept up pressure they
had begun to put on in the previous quarter and even took over
the lead. On a one-handed shot by
George Hawkes, they were up 23-
22. A free shot and another basket
gave them a four point edge.
But at that point it was the Cubs'
turn to turn on the heat. With
three minutes to go, shots by Roy
Girling and Don Mclntyre found
thc hoop to tie the score. Art
Manning came through with the
winning basket when he slipped
through on n set-up. >
Free shots proved to be the chief
downfall of the McGavin squad as
they s.nk i nly six of their 23 shots.
Cutis alM> sank ;ix of the.r gift
shots, but they were awarded only
In ttio other game of the evening.
Stacy;; took a low scoring contest
from the Duke of Connaught tribe.
18-13. N'ev Munro was high man
for tho Shoemen, potting five
Here are the scores of the Varsity
VARSITY: Davidson 0. Hough 7,
McL.orl <t. Lade 1. Henderson 4,
UVl.h 2. Wright 2. Ti<-.i 5. Total 3G.
GIBSONS: Mitchell fi, White, Sis-
sons. MacAuley, Clark, Watt 2,
Moldowan 2, Ro.squet 1, Fcarnside
3. Gibson 3.   Total 17.
the coed corner
• CANCELLATION of Wednesday night's hoop tilt at VAC
postpones the debut of the Senior
B's till Friday, when they take
tho floor at John Oliver gym at
7:30 p.m.
Withdrawal this week of the
Normal School entry in the Cagette League leaves one less obstacle in the way of the B's this
year. Normal took the cup from
Varsity last year in one of the
dosen finals played since Cagette
got under way.
That crack about the intermediate girls in Punk McGeer's column last issue probably came closer to thc truth than the author
As a team the Thunderbirds
certainly do look worse than the
"Winlcss Wonders." Why? Because they don't possess one-tenth
of the enthusiasm and eo-opera-
tion displayed by the junior team.
Combine the Thunderbirds' skill
with these girls' spirit and determination, and then jyou would
have a team, Mr. McGeer.
One green pen wos found on
Tolmie Street. Owner please phone
Jack, ALma 0305 M.
Friday noon rehearsal of Mussoc
cancelled because of Symphony
concert  at   that  time.
No Football,Match
• VARSITY roundballers don't
have to worry about practices or
games this week, but there will
be an important meeting for members of both the Varsity and UBC
soccer outfits on Friday at 12:30
in Arts 108,
• VARSITY'S torrid Thunder-
bees will be after their second
win in the Senior B loop of the
V and D Minor Leagues tonight
when they tangle with Ed'Zlebki's
Stacy quintet In the feature game
at King Ed Gym at 8 o'clock.
- At present, the Thunderbees, who
ore coached by Vic Plnchon, are
tied with Higbies with one win
ccch, ond a triumph for the Blue
end Gold will give them undisputed possession of first place.
Afternoon Teas 35c
Light Lunches also served
Special Catering for University
Functions On Request
Full Course Luncheon 50c
.     . A. MacLUCAS,


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