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The Ubyssey Oct 11, 1940

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11 by a bvq
No. 6
ing Rally Planned
To Welcome "Old Grads"
From pep meet to pot-latch the 1940 Homecoming celebration promises to be one gala entertainment.
The colorful program, drawn up by Junior Member, Charlie Nash, commences with a rousing pep meet to be held at noon,
Friday, October 25, for which Trevor Paige will provide the
music, the Mamooks the cheer-leaders, and the students that
essential feature—noise.
Friday night will hear Trevor
Paige again in action at the Alumni
Banquet and Homecoming Rally in
Brock HaU, where the Undergraduates
will welcome back the Orads In traditional style. IncldentaUy they won't
havo to delve very deeply Into their
pockets on this occasion for admission
to the Rally this year is down to 75
cents a couple.
However, Saturday will undoubtedly be the big day. The day's program,
almost uninterrupted from noon until
late evening, features the Big Block
Luncheon ,the footbaU game between
tho Victoria Revellers and the Thunderbirds, the tea dance In Brock Hall
and the final, novel and unbeatable
potlatch in the Auditorium.
Described by Charlie Nash as a
"glorified pep meet", the potlatch
will consist of a variety of plays,
skits, aonga, and yells.
Already the engineers are working
hard on a skit which they Intend to
do in the true Science style, the Arts-
men are rehearsing their three-act
shadow play, and the Players' Club ls
busy preparing a hilarious one-act
comedy. In addition, the Aggies have
promised something "corny", and the
Pub is offering a "March of Slime"
As hard-worked as anyone, Sid
Poulton has the task of whipping the
Varsity Dance Orchestra Into shape
for the tea  dance and the potlatch.
Fullest possible co-operation in connection with the Homecoming celebrations is promised by Colonel G. M.
Shrum. Commanding Officer of the
Colonel Shrum has agreed to dismiss the usual Saturday parade at
three o'clock in order to give the male
students an opportunity to attend the
football  game  at  the  stadium.
As yet no definite time has been set
for the game, but presumably it will
take place at 3:30 p.m. or thereabouts.
Members of the Musical Society
are welcoming their new members,
who have been admitted after . the
tryouts conducted by Mr. C. Haydn
The officers are Tom Robinson,
president; Margaret Haggart, Joan
Bruce, Marigold Nash, Fred Mid-
dleton and Duncan MacFayden.
Others Include Honor Vincent,
Garth Wade, Charles Green, Holmes
Gardiner, Mlml Scholfleld, Pat Webber, Phll Chutter, Dorothy Barton,
Helen Brandt, Eileen Ridley, Isabel
Badger, Evaline Morton, Beverley
Wllter, O.orgina Messenger, Selma
Shaw,. Jessie Wallace, Norma Bew,
Betty Beaumont, June Williams,
Honoree Young, Fioretta Lazzarin,
Margaret Lindsay, Eleanor Lindsay,
Margaret Abernethy, Marian Armi-
tage, Stanley Thomson, Nels Mattaon,
Betty-Valerie Augustine, Mary Mcintosh, BUI Osborne, Chris McGregor,
Christine Swanson, L. G. Truscott,
Edgar Dewdney , Jean Campbell,
Gordon Flerheller, G. Sinclair, Alan
Johnstone (    Donald    Robinson,    Wll-
S.C.M.  fall  Camp will  be h.ellcl this
week-end at White Rock.    Tlie theme
of  the program  is to be  "students  in
a   World   Conflict,"   and   wil    include
discussions    of    student    activity     in
war-time,     the    democratic    method,
and   men   and  women  relationships.
A program of lectures, open forums, discussion groups, and worship   periods   has   been   planned,
and several leaders have been Invited.
Such forms of recreation as
reading, walking, dancing and
singing will give everyone a chance
to get to know each other,
The cost will be as low as possible,
maximum being two dollars. Busses
will leave from Sasamat at six o'clock Saturday night, and will call
at Broadway and GranvUle and
Broadway and Main and New Westminster  on  the  way.
Students wishing to go should register now at the S.C.M. room, 312
, . .  Mus  Soc  Exec
Poulton To Lead
UBC Dance Band
"They   shall   have   music!"
Such has heen the theme song of
Sid Poulton and his Varsity Dance
Band durina the last week, as they
round into shape for their 1940-41
debut at tho  Honvsconiing Tea   .'lance.
The hoys have been wovkin-', out
in the auditorium and are all sei for
a big year. Tho ban,", is right behind the idea of afternoon mixer., in
Brock Hall and is out for all the engagements  it  can  get,
Frances White and Sid, himself,
will   handle   the   vocals.
Ham West. John Louie, Alice Grace,
Leo Foster, Fred Billings, Daniel
Haney, Vivian Crist, Alex Denman,
Sanders Lloyd,   J.  Quigley.
Colin Child, Charles McNeely, A.
M. Stevenson, Tatsuo Sanmiya, Harold Forgerson, Leonard Stewart.
George Robertson . Pat O'Dynsky,
John Oaster, Alfred Ogilvie, John
Nelson, Len Cox, Bud Fairgrieve, Al.
Day. Jim Reid, V. Handforth, W. G.
Bender, Roy Deane, Everett Elgar,
Robert McWilliams, Syd Hoi-swell,
Wilfred Watson. Neil Primhose, John
Sparks, John Allan, Fred Small, Gordon Grant, Donald Duncan, Max
Warne, Malcolm MacDonald, Derek
MacDermot, Vic Pinchln, Jack Rattenbury, Jack Grant, Geoffrey Mar-
pies, Keith Simpson, Pat Flynn, Ronald   White.
Mildred Twiss. Goldie Walker,
Frances Wallace. Helen McWilliams,
Dorothy McDonell, Barbara Conn,
Hildred Bligh. Dorothy Shaw, Jean
Armstrong, Doreen Henderson. Norma Tucker, Betty Barss, Mary Phil-
pot, Helen Welch, R. Helen Ross,
Doramy Robinson, Margaret Goyer,
Alice Holmes, Milna Dwyer. M. Ashby. Gwen Hammond, Margaret Francis.
Marjorie Usher, Brenda Goddard.
Gertrude Goyer, Grace Shortreed,
Bunny Aim. Wendellna , Wichers.
Doreen Grant, Gwendolin Teefer,
Elsie Holbrook. Marlko Uyeda, Peggy Lowe, Margaret. Ridland, Evelyn
Watt. Audrey de Pender, Julie Cars-
ley. Mary Kidd. Sheila Moore. Kath-
eleen Paterson. Ruth Lone. Yvonne
Pearson. Joan Edward. Marion Wis-
hart. Yvonne Anderson, Sally Martin,
Betty Abrams, Megan Glllard, Audrey Hung. Richard K-.'ndall, Marjorie
Croskj-, Lloyd Woodside. Lilian
An important resolution was passed at the meeting of the
Sciencemen's Undergraduate Society, Thursday, October 3.
Unanimously, they agreed to ask the Military Affairs Committee to rearrange C.O.T.C. timetables to conform with the
individual years of Applied Science. A committee was to be
set up to approach the Military Affairs Committee, Colonel
Shrum, and if need be, the District Military Commander on
this matter. Actual formation of the committee was delayed
until the class elections in Applied Science were completed, although members were named tentatively.
This committee has a very good case. Students in fourth
year mining and metallurgical engineering, for instance, have
courses that take forty-four hours a week. That means steady
lectures and laboratories from eight-thirty in the morning till
twelve-thirty at noon, and from one-thirty till five-thirty in the
afternoon. Four C.O.T.C. lectures a week during the noon hour
would mean four days with nine straight hours of lectures and
laboratories each week. Other engineering courses are just as
bad, and some are worse with as many as fifty-two hours a
It is physically impossible for any student %o carry on such
a program for any length of time. He will not be able to absorb the material of either his engineering or his military lectures, and his health will surfer.
If the question is raised that he should take evening lectures Instead of noon-hour lectures, it ls obvious that few students could spend two whole evenings each week away from
their theoretical work and laboratory preparation. The distance of the University from the city means that two hours grow
into a full evening when travel time Is allowed for. Students
taking basic training bave one less hour to put in during the
week, but their position on the whole ls not much better.
The committee intends to seek a revision of the C.O.T.C.
timetable to suit individual years. This is a wise plan. Fourth
and fifth year students have the least time for military training, and they will be of most value to Canada during this war
because they will graduate first. They should have a certain
amount of training to fit in with the free hours or hour they
have during the week.
If they have no free hours, it would probably be wise to
dispense with training. Or if such a plan cannot be arranged,
they should be given some credit for C.O.T.C. training where
possible,. ....    ,
Why were credits for the C.O.T.C. withdrawn this
year? In the University of Saskatchewan, seniors who are
allowed to qualify in one year may get credits after seeing
the Dean of the College. The question of credits for the
C.O.T.C. has not yet been approached at the University of
Toronto, but physical training credits as given as usual for
tho C.O.T.C. Men under twenty take combined physical
training and military training. At other Canadian universities, the situation is much as it is here, with no credit
being given for military training.
What Canada needs today are more engineers to develop
her expanding war industries and to increase production to the
highest possible level. Canada is Britain's chief ally now, and
must do everything in her power to supply the mother country
with necessary equipment and arms. The Applied Science students at this University realize that officers can be trained more
easily and in less time than engineers. In their move for a
change in C.O.T.C. timetables, they are thinking of Canada's
war effort, and they are right.
Follow The 'Birds
Illegal Meeting?
There Wasn't Any Quorum;
But None Seem To Care
When  is a quorum not a quorum—**>students   gathered   together    in   little
and  vice  versa?
This   was   the   question   facing   student   council   members   on  the   stage
of    the    Auditorium    Tuesday    noon
and they were hard put to answer it.
There were only 400 students In
the   Auditorium   on   Tuesday   for
the     semi-annual      Alma     Mater
meeting  —   less   than   one-half   of
the required quorum. But quorum
or  no  quorum  the  meeting  continued.
Student councilers worriedly
thumbed through pamphlets on Par-
liamentry procedure, when the question was raised from the floor, and
finally went into a huddle to decide
that the meeting was competent to
discuss the business of the Alma
Mater  Society.
Tho meeting, which wasn't supposed to vote at all because thero
was no quorum, voted to carry
on without a quorum. This action
caused a flurry of "nays" among
some of the assembled multitude,
but thc "ayes" had It.
One hero, who rose during proceedings and shoute» that the entire
gathering was illegal, unlawful, irreverent, and incompetent, was politely but firmly ignored by A.M.S.
president Harry Lumsden. He was
quickly submerged, his arms still
Following the meeting, which went
off on time like a well-oiled machine,
huddles in the aisles of the auditorium and began to wonder whether
the whole thing wasn't a Wrong
Student leaders pointed out to each
other that the meeting could be declared Illegal at any time a quorum
could be got together to determine
it Illegal. But, as someone noted,
when can you get a quorum together?
Other scholars asserted In whispers that the very principles of
democracy had been raped, that
dictatorship was setting ln on the
campus, that everything the Alma
Mater Society had ever done was
Illegal because there had never
been a quorum at any A.M.S.
But on the books of the Alma
Mater society, the • minutes of the
meeting nre recorded for posterity,
and tKey look very proper indeed
ii.   black   and   white.
All freshmen, sophomores and juniors wishing new photographs in the
Totem must have them taken before
October 26. Appointments will be
made before this date. Those who do
not have pictures taken will find
their last year's picture in the yearbook.
Deadline for senior students is November   9.
U.B.C.   Invades Victoria
Thanksgiving  Monday
The invasion has had a pup !
To be explicit, complete arrangements have been made for
a student excursion to Victoria on Thanksgiving Day.
Leaving the C.P.R. docks at 8:30 Monday morning, October 14, the Princess Marguerite, flagship of the fleet, will carry
its precious cargo to Victoria and return it safely about 10:30
the same night.
Radio Clubttert
Outline Program
Of Air Shows
Weekly talks, sports broadcasts,
plays, and a spot news broadcast will
fill the program drawn up by the
Radio Society for the coming year
as announced at Tuesday's meeting.
First of the series of weekly talks
waa given on Tuesday by Dorwln
Baird, Program Director for station
CJOR. Each week a guest speaker
will give a talk on the particular
phase of radio with which he is
connected. A future guest will be
Allan Young of th-e CBR Stag Party,
who ls scheduled to speak on Variety  programs.
A  weekly  news  broadcast,   arranged and announced by the student Members, will be given each
Friday beginning October 18.
Two one-hour dramatic plays,
written and produced by the students, will be presented this season.
The flrst play wiU be aired this term
and will deal with the growth of the
University since 1913. The other radio play  wUl  be  given next term.
As In former years, a special spot
broadcast will be given from the
campus. The subject for this jrear's
special broadcast Is still indefinite,
but   it  will   be  an   important  one.
Phrateres Plan
Social Season
All-Phrateres has planned two social events for the near future, which
will take the form of a Gypsy Party,
on Tuesday, October 15th at Killarney
and the banquet and Initiation on
October   24.
These parties are uder the management of the executive, consisting of
Nancy Carr, President; Lois Nicholson, Vice-resident; Mary Mulvin,
Secretary; Diana Edwards, Treasurer;
Mimi Schofleld, Publicity, and Dolly
Ellis,   Sub-chapter   Chairman.
Fees are due next week, on a day
yet  to be decided.
Last Saturday a very successful
tea, for new members, was held at
the  home of  Mrs.  H.   L.   Burgess.
The Sub-chapters are electing their
executives, and results will be announced later. They function Independently and have their own activities. There are thirteen chapters,
all on the Western coast, which compose "an international organization
with the purpose of stimulating companionship and social contact among
women students."
Membership lists are still open, so
all girls are invited to join, and help
further the motto "Famous for
First showing of the Film Society
was held on Saturday, October 5, in
Applied Science 100, with 200 students   occupying  gratis   seats.
Co-operating with the society in
the showing were Mr. Mitchell, president of the Life Underwriters' Association of Vancouver and special
representative of the Dominion Life
of Canada; Mr. Frederickson. London Life representative; and Mr.
Gordon Nairn, field secretary of the
Life Underwriters' Association for
The picture, "Yours Truly. Ed.
Graham," which was produced in
Hollywood, and not yet released to
Theatres, served as a preview for
Vancouver. It was previously shown
to other organizations throughout
Canada   and   the   United  States.
Dealing with economic security,
the film was strictly along educational   lines.
>   Return  fare  is  only  $2.00.
Nucleus of the Invasion, and of
course the main attraction will be
the 28 stalwart Varsity gridders, out
to gather the spoils of victory ln
their flrst game of the season with
the Victoria Revellers.
This wiU be the only travelling
done by the Canadian football squad
all year so students are urged to give
their full support to the team and
make the occasion a memorable one.
Students   who  live   In   Victoria
will find this a grand ehanee to
get a glimpse of home, and It la
felt that those that don't will be
anxious   to   aee   what   they   are
Many will And the invasion an
ideal time and place to have their
last taste of freedom before they
hibernate  for  essays  and  mid-terms.
Jim Harmer, Men's -V'hletlc President, is in charge of aU arrangements.
Don't forget! Monday, October 14,
that's only three days away. Leave
Vancouver 8:20 a.m. Leave Victoria
8:30  p.m.   Return  tare,   $2.00.
Student Vote
Prom's Return
To  Calendar
Enthlusastlc and determined, students rescued th-e Junior Prom from
an untimely death wnen they voted
its restoration at the Alma Mater
Society meeting held Tuesday, October 8.
AU doubt that the motion passed
Tuesday might not be valid, owing to
the absence of a quorum at the meeting, was brushed aside by Harry
Lumsden in a statement to the
Ubyssy Thursday.
The Prom will be held, with all
the distinction and glory that mark
it as the biggest function of the year.
As to where and when the dance
will take place, these are still undetermined   factors.
Do   the   students   want   to   take
advantage   of  the  combination  of
economy    and    University   atmosphere   which   characterizes  dances
held   ou   the   campus,   or  will  the
tradition of holding the Prom off
thc campus prove a stronger motivating  Influence?
These   are   matters  which  the  students will  probably be  asked to  decide upon within the next few weeks.
Ubyaaey Makea
Fashion Survey
Do UBC Co-eds follow sheeplike
the dictates of Eastern and American college girls when picking their
campus clothes? That's the question—and we're out to find the
In co-operation with one of Vancouver's leading fashion stores the
Ubyssey has determined to find out
in what order of popularity our own
UBC co-eds rate the different types
of clothes for campus and date-time
Similar surveys have been carried
out extensively In the United States
and Eastern Canada by such Fashion
Magazines as "Mademoiselle". Consequently most of the college clothes
seen in Eastern and American fashion
"Mags" as The thing have been
chosen by Eastern girls. The Uby-
sey wants to know if our campus
really approves of their notice.
A oopy of the simple questionnaire
found below will be mailed to every
girl attending University. She may
rate the different types and styles of
clothes in order of her own pet
preferences, and then. place the
completed Questionaire in the special
box   on   the   campus.
The results will be carefully tabulated. Then then Vancouver stores,
instead of relying on information
supplied them from the East, will be
able to supply UBC co-eds with the
clothes   they   really   want   to   wear. Page Two
Friday, October 11, 1940
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FLUSHING — The stage attractions at
the New York World's Fair (of 1940) are variously good, Jjad and indifferent, but they are
all spectacular. A bevy of beautiful damsels
swimming to the music of Vincent Lopez'
orchestra at the Aquacade; Gypsy Rose Lee
at the Streets of Paris; a chorus of thousands
singing Irving Berlin's songs on the World's
largest revolving stages at the American Jubilee . . . and then the "girlie" shows, Zorima,
Living Magazine Covers, 20,000 Legs Under
the Sea and so on down the Great White Way.
Women are the keynote, women in bathing
suits, women in tights, women in gradually
dlminishings and just women. There is still
a bit of the circus stuff, but when a show on
the Midway (Great White Way to you) wants
to draw a crowd for a thirty-foot monster, it
exhibits two pretty women as nearly "deshabille" as Mayor LaGuardia will allow, and
from the National Cash Register tb Liberty
Lake all you can hear is ". . . undraped and
unadorned . . ."
Yet, the best entertainer at the Fair is a
man who wears yellow pantaloons, a green
jacket, a silk hat and a putty nose. Actually,
his hands and his eyes are the only parts of
his anatomy exposed to public view. What is
more, he isn't even on the Great White Way,
but in the heart of the exhibit area, in the
Federal Works Agency building, where he does
three a day and four on Sundays flanked by
the New York City Symphony and the American Folk Dance Group. His friends call him
Lucas, but the kids — and there are thousands
of them — know his as Doctor Zip, the health
*    *    *    *
"Now I'm going to do some ma-a-gic. See
this little piece of tissue paper? Read what
is written on it: 'Good habits make good health.'
You stick to your good habits and you will always have good health. All-rightie, now I am
going to tear up this piece of paper into two
. . . four . . . eight . . . oh, lots of pieces. Then
I'll sprinkle some woofle-dust from my vest-
pocket on the torn ends of paper. Woofle-dust
is a very magic powder.. . ."
His shoes are two feet long and his putty
nose is not much shorter. As for his tricks,
well, they don't show much of a margin over
any professional magician. You know the
stuff, making an egg disappear and then appear where it wasn't, untying the knot in one
bunch and tying up the other bunch of silks
without even so much as looking at them. But
he speaks in a childish drawl, and when he
pulls  handkerchiefs   from   a   cylinder  full   of
water, they are wrinted with beets, carrots,
potatoes and other vegetabes, "and are very
good for you, too."
H* V H* *r"
"The name Zip was the original when I
started using it." The putty nose comes off
very easily, but the make-up sticks in spots.
"Now, of course, they are using it for depilatory creams and all sorts of things, but back in
1924 in Detroit, when I first started, it was
original. No, I never was a vaudeville magician; I got into this through puppetry, strangely
enough. I was asked to rig up a puppet show
for the Tuberculosis Association, out there,
and they wanted some clowning in between
the acts, while the puppets were being prepared. Well, I never did get around to the
puppets .  .  ."
There have been five hundred thousand
New York public school children who were
glad to miss an afternoon of readin' and 'rith-
metic to see the funny magician. Mr. Lucas
has figures to prove it. His work for the Board
of Education is followed up the- next week by
hygiene lessons, but the real value is derived
when the children see him pour eight glasses
of water out of an,empty pitcher "and you can
get your eight glasses of water a day from the
*H *** «ffc *f*
Six months touring with Tony Sarg as a
puppeteer, a few months with the Borestell
Stock Company, starring Ann Harding, a turn
or two on Broadway, acting between lay-offs,
but by and large he has been Doctor Zip since
1924. In 1930 he left the consumptives of
Michigan to amuse the school-children here.
He made the change—well it seems that health
clowns are all employed by charitable institutions, "and you know what happened to them
in 1930."
There were seven healthy clowns at one
time. "That's the peak, and the number has
been diminishing gradually until I am the last,
so far as I know." The first one was Cho Cho
(he's long since dead) who took his name front
the Children's Health Organization. And there
were others, but they have found other things
to do. ' There was Healthy, the Milk Clown
who used to work for the Dairymen's Association, but has made quite a success as a writer
since then. He wrote "What A Life", which
played on Broadway quite successfully, and is
doing the Aldrich Family series on the radio.
You know, Glifford Goldsmith.
Those damned bells!" In our far from
humble opinion, the speaker ranks second only
to health clown Lucas among the entertainers
at Cousin Grover's Carnival. But technically
he is even less of a professional entertainer
than Doctor Zip. From his stand, just a spit
and a whistle from the lagoon of nations, he
sells concave metal discs. Two discs are stuck
together and you can talk or hum into them.
The slight vibration is properly controlled can
give the illusion of a trumpet, a saxophone or
even a violin.
But it's not a gazoo. "What makes the
noise in a gazoo? I'll tell you, tissue paper.
Sometimes the tissue paper breaks, and you
go upstairs for more. It's two-to-one the door
is locked." And so his line progresses, raw
gags and pathos mingled: his voice is very
reminiscent of Georgie Jessel—and those vest-
pocket orchestras of his sell with amazing
speed. "I got a few more left in the case here
so I want to sell them tonight. If there aren't
enough in the case left for people who want
to buy them, don't worry, I got plenty more
His voice breaks as he tells his woes. "I
pay a hundred and fifty bucks a week for this
atand." It is about twice the size of a 'phone
booth, but he attracts a crowd four yards deep
all around him. "That's more per foot than
any big exhibit in the whole Fair, and extra
for lights. But when I sign the contract, they
don't tell me nothing about them bells. Does
anybody listen to them? No. But my heat
time, just before the people are going to see
the amusements, and they play bells.
"I used to close up when they played, but
I can't afford it, so now I talk myself hoarse.
O.K. so I like a bell too once in a while. You
hit a bell and it goes 'Bong' and it sounds
beautiful. You hit it again, and it goes 'Bong'
(Continued Next Column)
Candy Hungry?  Here's just what you like
Did you know that Rae-Son's, 008 Granville, have the largest stock
of ladles' shoes in Western Canada, and that the Mezzanine is the
largest department in the store . . . the shoes there are two prices
$6.95 and $7.50 . . . dress shoes with walled lasts and square heels . . .
alligator and suede are the most popular leathers at the present time
. . . one Phi Kap Slg, who has kept in condition all summer doing
forestry work, and whatnot, has planned to take some of his brothers
hiking over the Thanksgiving weekend ... he figures, with a devilish
glint in his eye, that they'll be all worn out, because it really is a
hiker . . . Rae-Son's have handbags and hosiery to match the shoes,
too . , . the Mezzanine Floor is the handiest place for the co-ed to
shop, because you just turn to the right and go upstairs from the
entrance at 608 Granville.
* * * *       -
Now that the social season is getting under way the New York
Fur Company, 797 West Georgia, is featuring white lapln evening
coats and wraps for the co-ed . . . we hear that a brown-haired
Arpha Delt had a passion for a little brunette sophomore . . . but we
don't know yet if she's made up her mind about anything . . .
Thanksgiving is an ideal time to get ready for the formal parties
coming up, so why not go ln and look around at the display at the
New York Fur Company . . . the white lapins come in short, thrpe-
quarter and full length sizes . . .
* * * *
Plant's, 564 Granville Street, are showing the new and popular
long-sleeved shirts in a variety of materials in wools and plaids
. . . converUblo neckUnes or the new cardigan collars . . . apparently
the Phi Kap Pi's think that one of themselves is writing this column,
because so much appears about them, surely they trust each other
. . . can we help it if they do more things to make copy than anyone else . . . Plant's have skirts to complement the shirts in flattering pleated or flared styles especially designed for the co-ed . . .
* * * *
Wilson's Glove and Hosiery, 575 Granville, are preparing for the
social season, too . . . dainty satin panties to fit sleekly under your
evening gown . . . only 79c . . . panty sets at $1.50 and $1.95, and
evening petticoats, long, with frills or long flowing lines . . . one of
the feminine executives of the Radio Society refused to go to the
Mus Soc Formal, in spite of the fact that she had free tickets, because
she apparently didn't have the nerve to ask her ex-varsity Phi Kap
Pi boy friend to go with her . . . fuzzy angora gloves In pastel shades
are just the thing for evening wear . . . they'll make him feel protective if you wear their soft furriness . . .
* e • e
... a little brownette A. D. Pi was put in an embarrassing position
tho other day, when she was showing a new bottle of toilet water
to some friends in a downtown hotel tea room . . . the waiter approached and asked her tf she wanted some glasses for it . . .
* * * *
Thanksgiving is near, and Ritchie's, 840 Granville, have beautiful
fall flowers for table decorations . . . roses, carnations, and others
in glowing fall shades . . . yesterday was a sad, sad day for one of
our more rotund pubsters, whose mother went away the night before
... he rolled out of the chesterfield, which he slept in so that he
wouldn't have to make the bed ... so stiff from P.T. the day before
that he could hardly move, found that his clock had stopped, so he
was too late for breakfast, which he would have had to prepare himself, and his lectures, cut his face and finger shaving, and spiUed
mercurochrome all over the bathroom floor and ceiling . . . and to top
it all off, got out to the pub and found that he would have to go
down to press last night . . . the soft, though bright shades of
Ritchie's flowers will subtly blend with the living room furnishings
. . . all at lowest prices.
again, not so beautiful as before but
still beautiful. But they go on for
hours. Do you know what they're
trying to do on the damned bells?"
He pauses for dramatic effect.
"They're trying to play a song with
•    •   •   •
In front of him is the Standard
Brands Building, with a puppet show
going on night and day. Behind him
aa he talks is the Belgian building,
topped by a pretentous carillon
tower. Every evening, from eight
o'clock to nine, th ecarllloneur peels
forth Long, Long Ago, Jeanle With
the Light Bron Hair, Auld Lang
Syne and other "folktunes" and
"lighter-classics." To th-a man on the
stand it's just "those damned bells."
Eight Vacancies For
Home Nursing Classes
Miss Geraldlne Homfrey wUl continue the extra-curricular classes in
Home Nursing at 3:30 on Wednesday
in Science 207. The class will consist of fifteen co-eds with a limitation of twenty. There ls stUl room
for seven or eight girls and it is not
too late to register. Those wishing
to do so will please see Miss Homfray   immediately.
Porteau Beach Is base camp for
the Outdoor Club's semi-annual venture, a week-end camping trip. The
girls leave from the Vanoouver Company Wharf at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday,
the boys leave at 1:15. They will
return   sometime   on   Monday.
About forty of th-e members are
planning to take in the fun. The
program will consist mainly of bonfires, climbing Brunswick Mountain
on Sunday, and sleeping in on Monday   morning.
Prospective adventurers are asked
to try and remember to bring their
sleeping   bags   and   utensils.
Any student knowing former undergraduates or graduates of last
year who are now on active service
please send In their names to the
Totem   Office.
As a result of the elections held
by the Sciencemen, the following executives were appointed: Pres. of
Class of '41 ls C. W. Parker; Sec'y-
Treas. is H. M.Kim; Athletic Rep.
is J. A. Wallace. R. Potklns is Pres.
of '42, with Ian Richards as Sec'y-
Treas., and A. Hopper as Athletic
Rep. Class of '43 boasts Mac Buck
as Pres., Sandy Buckland as Sec'y-
Treas., and Campbell Williams as
Athletic Rep. Oliver Walling is
Class Pres. of '44, J. Slater is Sec'y-
Treas., and Jim Scott is Athletic Rep.
Arts Executive
Sponsors  Yell,
Song Contest
A mammoth, yell contest sponsored
by the Artsmen's undergraduat-.e
society commences on the campus
today for a period of one week.
Any  student  may enter the  contest
by    submitting    an    original    yell    or
song which  he  believes  will  suit  the
Arts     faculty.        Boxes     have     been
placed    n    prominent    parts     of     th-e
campus   to   facilitate   the   contest.
All   yells   deemed   suitable   together with the winning yell will
bo   Incorporated   ln  an   Arts   yell
and song booklet soon to be published.
Artsmen's Undergraduate executive
wil also bring sweal.r samples to the
campus next week and conduct a
survey to determine what type of
sweater  will   best  suit  the  Artsmen.
"Art Is the spiritual barometer of
the people," John Shadbolt, vigorous
young Vancouver artist, tola the Social
Problems Club, Wednesday. "What ls
beautiful to one generation may be
repugnant  to  their heirs."
Speaking on the topic of "The Approach to Art" th-e speaker opened
the study group "Speaking of Art"
and will follow with a discussion on
"Primitive   Art"   next   Wednesday.
Play Try-Outs
Selecting a cast for the Christmas
Plays, the Players' Club will hold
tryouts on Friday for the new members and for those who did not act
in  the Spring Plays.
Ten m-en and four girls have been
added to the technical staff and stage
crew, names of whom are now posted
on the notice board.
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Friday, October 11, 1940
Page Three
Students at U.B.C. are ns doubt aware of the existence of Brock Hall,
shown above. But are they aware of the sacrifice, the work, the thought
that went Into Its construction?
Tbat Is the question those who were responsible for Its erection arc
asking today.
Does the student of 1940-41 care?
Brock Hall was built for the express purpose of becoming the social
centre of the University to house the majority of activities ou the social
And yet,. It has proved to be of no practical use. Bridge games, and
the quiet conversation of a scattered few comprise the main function of
this solitary hulk that has cost, and Is costing undergraduates, $84,000.
Dances that have been held In the spacious salon could be counted on
the fingers of one hand. The building is locked up at 5 p.m. every night.
While clubs hold meetings In private homes, the many club rooms In the
Hall remain empty.   Many have yet to see a meeting.
What we want to know is: "When will students demand that Brock
Hall become the social centre It was Intended for? When does our Investment start paying dividends? *
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Here's how to check them: Each item in each group is numbered ... in the space at
at the top of each column, list those costumes in the order of your preference by number.
For example in the first group, campus coats, you may prefer first tweed top coats, then
camel hair coats and finally hooded top coats, in this case your numbering at the top of
the first column will be 2, 1, 3. Return your completed Questionnaire to the "Ubyssey'
1. 2-thread   Chiffon.
2. 3-thrcad  Chiffon.
3. Crepe. Page Four
Friday, October 11, 1940
Track   Club
October  16
Rowing   Club
October   13
Varsity To Play
In Local League
Though a definite schedule has yet
to be completed, it is now expected
that the Senior English Rugby team
will go into action soon after the
Canadian   FootbaUl   season   Is   over.
The Vancouver Rugby Union Is
endeavouring to draw up plans to
have Varsity play a few games with
local league and military teams without interfering with the students'
military training.
In any case, the team expects to
play In the McKechnie Cup com-
etltlon after the Christmaa quisles.
Meanwhile, the team practises
every Wednesday with an enthusiastic turnout reported. (It is rumoured that one man is still missing
after this week's scamper in the mud
and mist).
In the hope that intra-mural games
wUl be continued, the Sclencemen
and Froah are turning out faithfully.
Similar enthusiasm has yet to be
shown by the Arts and Sophomores.
In fact, the lack of manliness a-
mong the Sophomores was the biggest shock since the smoker for fifteen fearl.a Frosh. These freshmen
turned up in strip last Wednesday
noon for a planned game with said
Sophs to find but one Soph preaent.
TtiE    eClLIKtN
Rowing Club
Don Kerr, president of the Rowing
Club announces with pride that another gigantic practise will bs held
this Sunday, Oct. 13, at 9:30 in the
morning, down at the boathouse on
the  Fraser  River.
All those that turn out will be
assured of rowing on the river. The
boathouse is situated at the foot of
Blenheim Street.
Possibilities of inter-mural competition   will   be  revealed.
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It's Canadian Football as usual for the Thunderbirds this
fall — on a shrunken scale, 'tis true, but enough to bring back
to Varsity Stadium the exciting color of madly cheering crowds
and blaring bands which only football can create.
Before the gridders can perform before the home-fans,
however, they must invade the Island fortress of the Victoria
Revellers for their first game in the brand new Big Three V
league Thanksgiving Day. Revellers will be opening their
homestand that day after playing Vancouver Bulldogs at Athletic Park, Saturday.
Of course the big question on everyone's lips is, "How will
the. squad compare with the "Wonder Team" of last season?
Can they duplicate the unbeaten-untied record established by
the 1930 aggregation?"
Perhaps the pessimists are saying, "How can they hope to
win every game when last year's entire line has graduated?"
Well, don't forget, they said much the same before the
season opened last fall, too. Indeed, Coach Maury Van Vliet,
himself, was pretty glum about the whole football situation
this time last year, and look at the team he turned out. So, we
are going to string along with the ball-players themselves, who
figure they have a good chance of living up to their predecessors' exaulted record.
Here ls the probable line-up for Monday's game at Victoria,
as given to us by Coach Van Vllet:
CENTRE   Curry   (Orr)
GUARDS  McGhee (Byers)
Zlblnskl (Nichols)
TACKLES  Buck (Gardiner)
Mattu (Wallace)
ENDS   Tucker  (Wood)
Gardiner (Cote)
QUARTERBACK    Carmlchael   (Farina)
LEFT "HALF  Finlay (Field)
RIGHT HALF  Teagle (Frith)
FULLBACK  Falrgrieve  (Gorman)
As a perusal of the above line-up will quickly show the
observant reader, we have many new names among the veterans. The old backfield is there pretty well intact (with the
exception, of course, of the inimitable Tommy Williams in the
fullback slot.)
Men's Athletic Prexy Jim Harmer, a 60-minute man, again
holds down the blocking back position. Other veterans from
'last season's campaign are Gardiner, Mattu, Frith, Finlay,
Teagle, Carmichael, Tucker, Cote and Curry.
Two more converts have  been made  from English  rugger
in the persons of Bob Field and Mack Buck.
Coming up from the Senior City league entry of last year
are Oscar Orr, McGhee, Byers and Wallace. Johnny Farina,
a star of former seasons who -was inelligible last year, is back;
while the freshmen finds, Fairgrieve, Gorman and Zi-
-binski, come here with quite a high school reputation behind
Therefore, Varsity Thunderbirds should be the team to
beat in the league again this year. Why not take advantage of
the Thanksgiving excursion to go to Victoria and cheer the lads
to victory?
Track Club  Prepares
For Varsity  Meets
Many New And Old Athletes Are Practising
Despite Lack Of Outside Competition
Faced   with   a   forced  lack  of  outside  competition  and  a
good supply of talent, the Track Club plans to hold  its first
meeting at Wednesday noon, October 16, in the stadium dressing room.
All track stars, past and prospective,^
should be on hand at this organization
gathering.   Senior Track Manager, Ed.
Cox,    has   issued   a   special    call    to
It is hoped to get ln as much training as possible this fall, and then to
leave the rest to fate and the managers. (Quite a powerful combination
there.) Some hardy souls have already shaken out the proverbial lead
and have done some training.
Plans for any outside track meets
are rather indefinite, but it ls assured
that the Arta '20 Road Race will be
In the Varsity meets there Is to
be a special effort made to crack
some of the local records,    "those
In the know expect new marks In
Jumps and quarter-mile.
Several   former   high   school   stars,
including Mike Young, Ray Gorman,
Doug. Lee, and Tage Wlckatrom, have
arrived to join such stalwarts of last
year as Campbell Williams, Ted Scott,
Stu   Maddln,   Norm   Armstrong,   B1U
Swinton, and Lionel Fournler.
Howie McPhee, 1936 Olympic sprinter, is now married and teaching
school in Grand Forks. Al. Hurst,
two-mile record holder, now works at
Bralorne, and Ward DeBeck, one mile
titlist, has entered the ministry. In
the R.C.A.F. at Brandon is former
track  manager Ernie Alexander.
Training Club
Wanta New Men
The Training Club, under Its
able leader, Bill Braldwood, Is
entering Into Its second year of
service on the campus.
All those men who are Interested In learning the fundamentals of first air, rubbing,
and taping are requeated to get
In touch with Dave Ritchie In
the Training Room In the Gym
at 12:30 on Tuesday or Wednesday, October IS or 16.
GOLFING co-eds, who could not
play thetr game because of rushing
rules, must play them by next
Teams Get New
Uniforms For
Charlie Hltchens, Varsity soccer
ooach, announces that two teams will
represent U.B.C. in the Wednesday
leagu., composed of, the Police, Pro-
Recs,   and   Woodwards.
First scheduled league game ls
set for October 23, when Varsity
will play the Police on Cambie
Street grounds.
New strip has been issued the
squad and they are out for their
flrst win of the season. Senior manager Ken Eldridge reports that the
boys are in shape and that there's
no reason they shouldn't cinch the
league pennant.
A number of last year's stars, including Stu Todd, Basil Robinson
and Jack Rush, last year's captain,
won't ba turning out this aeaaon.
However, among those who are back
are such seasoned stars as Stu Roach,
Spence Wallace and Jack Herd. This
year's sensational new goalie is Don
The soccer team, representing a
major sport on the campus, is underrated and deserves more support in
the form of bigger and better turnouts  of  student  spectators.
well under way witli volleyball and
tennekoit the featured games. Monday noon saw second year win its
firsi  game  over   the  freshettes  In  the
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VOLLEYBALL knockout series. At
the same tim-e, third year went down
after a   close   game  with  Education.
Tuesday's TENNEKOIT matches
resulted in a win for Education by
the Nurses' default, and in Commerce
winning 8-4, 8-1, in we Commerce-
Aggie tilt.
high hopes this year with the return
of Ruth Wilson, J-ean Thomson, Jean
Eckhardt, and Joyce Orchard, stars
of last year. Isabelle Campbell, back
after three years nursing, will be an
asset to the team. Th-. flrst practise
of the year will be \Vednesday, October 16, at 5:30 sharp. The practise
should disclose the worth of th-e newcomers   and   prospects   are   good.
Miss Moore has announced that
the gym will be open for would-be-
hoopers to play or practise from 12-1
on Saturdays, In addition to th-ir
regular practise hours.
Badminton players will be glad to
know that they may use the courts
from   1:00-5:00   p.m.    on   Saturdays.
Rain may have prevented the
GRASS HOCKEY practise on Wednesday but don't you players let
that dampen your spirits. Hero's
sport. A hockey conference i.s to bo
held in Portland this year—and there
are possibilities of a Vancoiiv-jr rep
team attending. If you are interested in going, write to Grace Bunnell.
Arts   Letter   Rack.
Alberta Favora
Inter- U. Sport
EDMONTON.   October   4.—The  Students'   Council   of   the   University   of
Alberta    has   passed   unanimously     a
motion in favour of continuing  inter-
colegiate   sport   in   a   modified   form.
Pointing    out    that    colleges    ln
Britain    are    carrying    on    under
much  more  severe  conditions  antl
that   tho   Department   of   Nntlonal
Defense  docs  not   appear  opposed
to  continuation,  the  council  plans
to   ask   the   National    Universities
Conference  for  reconsideration "of
its   previous   ruling  cancelling  Intercollegiate sport  for  this year.
The   students,    who    are     definitely
antagonistic towards  such a  cancellation, suggest that they are co-operating   all   the   way  with   military   training and  that no good can be had  by
ruling   out   athletics.
Th_ University's paper. "The Gateway", reports that the authorities of
the University of Saskatchewan and
the University of Manitoba are
favourable to resumption of games
between   Canadian   colleges.
H. Jessie How,
4451 West 10th Avenue
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