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 Personalities  Clash At A. M. S.  Meeting
vol. xxm.
No. 32
* Pinafore" Ready For Stage
wm Attend   C.O.T.C. To Parade  •_;•##•-Of
Wednesday    Sunday Afternoon       a.m.s. M««t
To St. Andrews'
0    Starting from the Cambie Street grounds at 1:45 on Sunday, the C.O.T.C. will hold a church parade to St. An-
drew's-Wesley Church.
MIltDIU&D TWISS—veteran per-
former, who playa Buttercup In
the  production.
0 Amidst the tang of salt
sea air, jolly tars and
rollicking tunes, "H.M.S.
Pinafore , the 25th anniversary production of the
U.B.C. Musical Society, will
make its long awaited appearance in the Auditorium
next Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, Feb.
18, 19, 20 and 21.
For three months tha Musical
Society has been putting all its
energies into rehearsals, stag, setting and ticket selling in anticipation  of these  four  big  nights.
The Society feels that its ohoice
of an opera could not have been
better ond that Gilbert and Sullivan were never better than In
the telling of this tale of a humble
sailor who loved a lass above his
The official opening night,
Thursday, will bo the occasion of
a special attraction, celebrating the
Society's 25th anniversary. This
Will be naval night and will feature naval officers In full uniform
and the auditorium -with appropriate decorations. Honouring the
show with his presense will be an
honest to goodness commander of
the Royal Canadian Navy, Commander  B.  L.  Johnson.
Those -who have hid a peek at
rehearsals say that the climax
alone ls worth coming to see, when
tho proud Captain Corcoran, with
an illustrious 'Damme' is forced
to reveal hla humble  birth.
Reporters* Exam
A second exam for reporters and
assistant and associate editors will
be held on Monday, press day, at
3:30 p.m. SHARP. Attendance Is
The record recital today noon in
Brock  Hall -will  have  the  following program:
Brahms—Violin  Concerto.
Weekes—English Madrigals.
Milhand—Creation of the World.
The Reverend H. R. Trumpour
of Anglican Theological College
will take the service, which will
commence at three o'clock. Th.
mllitary committee will be guests,
and friends of the C.O.T.C. boys
may attend if they wish.
After th-a service they will
march along Burrard Street and
Oeorgla to Homer, -where Colonel
C. O. Beeaton will take the salute
accompanied by Prealdent L. S.
Kllnck and Chancellor R. E. McKechnie.
Everyone will be expected to
turn out for the parade, but need
not attend the service If they do
not wish to.
On Saturday afternoon a muster
parade will be held. No leaves
will be granted.
Lumsden Allays
Student Fears on
Building Control
• Referring to the resolution
adopted at the A.M.S. meeting
Wednesday, Council President
Hor&kl Lumsd-en declared that
"Council has never ot any time
had the slightest idea of relinquishing student control ln matters of this nature," and stressed
the fact that "Council wishes to
allay any fears which might have
been raised Incidental to the call
for an A.M.S. meeting with respect to the safegardlng of student   interests."
"It seems plain that the implication behind the resolution was
the wish of student members for
this assurance," he said. "That
assurance is willingly given," ho
added,  with a smile.
Candida Gets Under Way
With Full Schedule
^    In spite of a few minor setbacks, such as the notable
absence  of  1890 typewriters and chimneys  where real
fireplaces   are  needed,   preparations   for  the   production   of
"Candida" are well under way.
Leg    o'    mutton    sleeves,   wasp- e_^_».^-i-i__________B___________________i
waist., ond bustles will make th-eir
appearance   on   the   campus   stage
again this season, according to
Anne du Moulin, head of the costume committee. Sho and her 14
assistants are doing wide research
on authentic 1890 clothing for the
Spring fixture.
Changing from former productions, property men have decided
to use real wood scenery In place
of the usual canvas, while makeup artists report that they are returning to the old type of make-up
in place of last  year's Max Factor.
Other committee heads Include
Bud Cummings, properties; June
Armour, make-up, and Lester
Sugarmon,   business   manager.
Rehearsals take place every
afternoon except Wecln.sday and
Saturday, and from 5:30 to 10 on
Wednesday nights. With such a
full schedule the entire cast will
be fully prepared for th-a opening
night, Wednesday, March 19. This
will be Students' night as usual.
Further showings will continue
^   until  March  22.
Tickets wll cost $1.00, 80 cents,
and  55  cents.
Aggies Will
Hear Sid's
# FLASH! The hayseeds,
or, to be specific, all
members of the Faculty of
Agriculture and a goodly
portion of the other faculties
will dance to the increasingly popular music of Sid
Poulton and his Varsity
Poulcats at the Aggie Barn
Dance, a week from today,
Feb. 21, in Kerrisdale Municipal Hall.
Can. Ollmour, chairman o fthe
committee in charge o arrangements, expresed the belief that
this change ln musical arrangements would make the big event
of the Aggie year more popular
than ever among the other faculties.
Novelties will be provided and
prizes given for the most original
Dancing for the overalled and cotton-dressed clan will begin at 9
p.m., and will continue so long as
the patrons have the ambition
and   endurance.
Cost is 31.25 per couple and refreshments will   be served.
Expressions of tlie Student
Council as they sat on the stage:
Harry Lumsden, 1 o'clock, poker-
faced;   2  o'clock,   angry.
Dorothy Hlrd, worried throughout.
Bob Bonner, 10 o'clock, ethereal;
2 o'clock, restless.
Peter McTavlsh, concentrating
and embarrassed.
Todd  Tremblay,   thoughtful.
Betty  Bolduc,  amused.
Ruth Wllaon,  serious.
Jim Harmer, bored and restless.
Charlie Nash, alternately amused
and serious.
«    *    •   •
The uproar when Anne Underbill uaed "we are at war" to excuse certain offenses.
• *    •    •
Don McOill and Dorwln Baird
Itching to apeak, but not being
A.M.S.   membera,   not  eligible.
»   •   •   •
A flighty Uttle blonde saying
excitedly,   "Thla  ia aa  good  aa a
Pep  Meet."
• •    *   •
All the apeakera quibbling about
the  colour  the  gym  floor  ahould
• *    •   •
apRoberts irrigating the swamps
on the rugby field.
• *    •   *
Dorothy Hlrd skipping from
chair  to  chair.
Bob Bonner agreeing with statements of the opposition—probably
with the Intention of lessening
their antipathy.
Evan apRoberts dangling his
leg over the arm of the seat—a
completely relaxed gesture.
.    *    *    *
Colonel Shrum viewing the proceedings from the balcony with a
serene expression.
.    *    •    *
A voice from the balcony (to
Anne Underhiil): "How's your
knitting,  sister?"
Reds Charge U.B.C. Corps
Fascist Organization
0^    The Young Communist League has distributed another
letter similar to the one circulated on the campus last
Various students report receiving a letter apropos of the
recent A.M.S. meeting stating that the real issues of the meeting are not superficial ones concerning Mr. Horn or building
administration but deeper causes.
Chief among these ls the'charge •■■■■■■■m_______________________________»
that Student Council has done
nothing to withstand the march of
Fascism in the form of compulsory
military training.
Stating that many students are
not in favor of an imperialist war,
the letter maintains that Council
ls slack in not presenting its views
to  the  authorities.
Authorities say they are so far
unable to trace the letters, which
are addressed to the homes of the
Mentioning that the Student
Council was concerned with "Careerist ambitions" and was dominated by a reactionary Board of
Governors, the letter said the
campus was being regimented a-
lnng Fascist lines to train students
for home defense which is fast becoming  an   Active   Service   Force.
"The Canadian people have beon
given no opportunity to express
themselves on the war either by
a plebiscite or their elected representatives,"   it  stated.
"In conscription the University
authorities have disregarded exemptions permitted by the Government with respect to age and
Varsity Dances
Cause Measles
Nurse Charges
• According to the Health Service, dances are conducive to
measles. "After the period of incubation following the Red Cross
Ball and the Mixers we got quite
a crop of cases of measles," the
nurse told The Ubyssey yesterday.
"Now we're waiting for the effects of the Junior Prom," sho
said. "My advice is to stay away
from dances," she added ,not very
It takes two weeks for the rash
to come ovit. Two or three days
before the rash comes out, the
neck glands start to swell. Students are asked to report all
cases to the Health Office and to
STAY AT HOME if any rash appears of any kind.
Although there are not as many
cases ln the Urtiverslty as students
suppose, the number Is climbing.
To date 80 cases have been reported, many in the last week
"I am very angry
that's the whole sordid story"
"I mm extremely amused,
Mr. fouka .
you've got a good point there,
Mr. apRoberta"
Students' Council
Urged To Regain
Building Rentals
^    As a result of a two and one-quarter hour A.M.S. meeting held Wednesday noon, student council will take steps
to regain' control of the rentals of three students' buildings,
lost this year and last to the Board of Governors.
More than 1200 students packed the Auditorium to take
part in a discussion on the policy of the present student
council, which was charged with allowing the control of the
Gymnasium, Stadium and Brock Hall to pass into the hands
of the Board.
There was no doubt about the presence of a quorum as
undergraduates packed the main body of the hall and balcony, and crammed the aisles. Feeling ran high as students
hurled questions at speakers on the stage and at members of
the student body.
apRoberts Leads Attack
Evan apRoberts, former Council
treasurer, leading the attack on the
student governing body, charged
that "the whole history of atudent council has been one of
struggle with the Board of Governors,"
Pointing out that following a
minute passed ln the Board of
Governors, the Alma Mater Society received no benefit from
rentals on any of the buldings,
apRoberts took issue with the
Canadian Oflicera Training Corps
for using the Stadium for training, rent-free. He charged that the
tramp of student feet was seriously injuring the grass on the field
which had been sodded at student
"Why don't they march in front
of the library?" he asked. "There
waan't so much  spent  on  It."
"I believe Mr. Horn resigned
on account of the lazy slip-shod
action of Council," apRoberta declared.
Johnny Brynleson, former Council member, backed apRoberta up
in his stand as he warned students that "unless speedy action
is taken before February 24, the
Student Council will continue to
bo  the office boy  of the  bursar."
"Unless we get control while
the issue ls hot, we'll forget that
we ever had control in a few
years,"  he  maintained.
Bonner Defends Council Stand
Bob Bonner, Council spokesman,
told undergraduates that the
money for rentals went into a
trust fund under the Bursar, to be
spent on building improvement.
At the same time, he pointed out
that only expenses were charged
to students for the use of their
own buildings.
"We shouldn't make a commercial venture out of it." Bonner declared.
A.M.S. president Harry Lumsden
revealed that students still effectively controlled Brock Hall inasmuch  as they  had  a  3  to 2 ma
jority on the committee for the
administration of Brock Memorial
Referring to the discussion relative to the resignation of Sutherland Horne, A.M.S. accountant,
Lumsden stated that the matter
should  be closed.
"To call Us inefficient and incompetent—that's going a little bit
too   far,"   he   declared.
At the close of the meeting,
stliiidents unanimously passed a
motion urging Council to take
steps to regain control of tho
rentals  of  the   buildings. Page Two
• From   The  Editor's  Pen  »  »  »
H. M. Se Pinafore
Let's all go to Pinafore. Once more the
time of year has come around when the
Musical Society presents its annual operetta.
Spring is just around the corner, and everyone is ready to listen to laughter and light-
hearted music. Next week every student
should take advantage of the opportunity to
hear this Gilbert and Sullivan masterpiece.
The Musical Society has been working
quietly on the production for months now,
although most of the hard work is being
done in this last month.
Saturday afternoons, the old time for
long, thorough rehearsals, are gone now in
the interests of military training, but the
members have been turning out  for four
hour rehearsals in the evenings, sometimes
several evenings a week. The Society has
been working under a disadvantage in this
respect but they have more than made up
for lt by sacrifice of other time. They have
a bevy of new stars, including several very
good male singers, who should all be worth
Tell your parents, friends, and relatives
about it and how good it is going to be.
Many of them will want to go, and they can
get their tickets downtown or from members
of the Society. This production is one of the
large Investments of the Alma Mater Society every year, so that the more we help
them make their show a success, the more
we help ourselves.
Brock Hall
This is probably a good time to clear up
a few misconceptions that remain with regard to Brock Hall, the Stadium, and the
Gymnasium. The buildings in question
were handed over to the University when
they were completed, and the University regards them not as buildings belonging to the
students, but as buildings for the students.
The Board of Governors provided $25,000
toward the building of Brock Hall, for instance, and $4,000 more for service connections. They are alao responsible for the
maintenance of the building, which includes
light, heat, water, insurance, supervisor or
proctor, and janitor service. The long list of
those who gave donations toward the erection of the building includes few students'
The Board of Governors has also made
large expenditures on the Gymnasium and
the Stadium during the past few years,
amounting to some thousands of dollars, all
■without the request of the Student Council.
Seven bodies have direct responsibilities
in   regard   to   the   administration   of   these
buildings: the Board of Governors, the Faculty Council, the University Council on
Athletics and Physical Education, the University Committee on Stadium and Gymnasium, the Committee on Administration
of the Brock Memorial Building, Student
Council, and the Athletic Directorate. The
fifth one is a joint committee with a majority of students, the sixth one is made up
of Students, and the seventh is a joint committee. The others have none or very small
student representation on them, as is to be
The rentals from the Brock Memorial
Building were ordered to be placed in a
trust fund in the hands of the Bursar by a
resolution of the Board of Governors,
March 21, 1940, when last year's Counoil was
in office. The rentals from the Gymnasium
and the Stadium were taken by a similar
order from the hands of the Alma Mater Society, October 28, 1940.
The question that arises ls not when did
the Council lose control of these buildings?
but did the Council ever have control of
The   Mummery   . . . byjabex
"It'll be the biggest thing on the Campus since Carson McGuire!" bubbled the
Publicity Man for "H.M.S. Pinafore". "How
about writing up a rehearsal in your — ah
— column?    Ha.    Ha."
"How about two passes," I demurred
slyly, "one for me, and one for my dear, old
grandmother ?''
He blinked rapidly as from a sudden
blow, babbling:
"Hundreds of people on the stage, beautiful scenery, Gilbert, Sullivan . . ."
"How about one pass, letting my dear,
old grandmother burn at home?"
"... a great orchestra, golden-voiced
stars, applause, lights, profits . . ."
"How about a bus ticket?" I snarled
But he was already away on a cloud of
advance notices, his eyes turned heavenward and his mouth set in a beatific smile.
Nevertheless, I did sag into a seat in
the Auditorium one noon hour to take a
gander at the Musical Society with its hair
down. Although the stage was crawling
with principals and chorus, a deathly silence
reigned over the place. Behind me I could
hear the choked sobs of a brace of business
managers, as they added up the expense account. The orchestra, to a man, was staring
morosely at its music. Haydn Williams
was sprinkling a little salt on the end of
his baton, before biting it off and chewing
it with great fierceness.
Suddenly, two shots rang out, and four
members of the chorus fell squirming to the
floor. Prof. Gage, seated at the left of the
stage, nodded contentedly as he blew the
smoke from the muzzle of his revolver, and
replaced it in its shoulder holster. Mr. Williams bowed his acknowledgement of this
fine marksmanship, then turned to the cast,
"We'll try it again. Only, this time,
please, please try to make it like Gilbert and
As the music started, the Publicity Man
beetled up to distract my attention while
they carried out the four defunct members
of the Pinafore's crew.
"Of course, this is only a rehearsal," he
laughed nervously. "There are some really
swell numbers in this show."
Evidently!" I murmured, staring avidly
at a little blondette in the first row of the
"They're the kind you can whistle to,"
he continued.
"You don't  say!"  I  enthused,  wiggling
my ears at the little blondette.
Then I clutched his arm.
"Don't look now," I whispered, "but
there is a scienceman lurking in behind the
"Shssh!" he shushed, looking around
anxiously. "We're trying to keep it hushed
up. There's no legal way of keeping science-
men out of the show, and this one thinks he
can sing."
"They all THINK they can sing!" I exclaimed. "It's what they are liable to sing
that may bring the riot squad around."
My statement was corroborated almost
immediately. Haydn Williams was once
again hitting the violin section with the
pianist, a sure sign of displeasure. After the
chorus had screetched to a stop, he ground
some verbal grit:
"There seems to be some disagreement
here. I have before me the score for the
second act finale of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, 'H.M.S. Pinafore'. I have examined it very carefully, yet I fail to find
any trace of the phrases 'drink rum and
follow us', 'demolish forty beers' or 'any of
us could drink it all alone*. May I ask from
whom this unauthorized if picturesque patter is emanating?"
And he glared straight at the science-
man, who was sucking his set-square innocently. Prof. Gage started reloading his revolver, and several scene-painters pushed
the scienceman away from the curtains so
that he wouldn't splash.
The bell for the 1:30 lectures sounded at
that moment, however, and the H.M.S. Pinafore was deserted quicker than an Italian
destroyer. In a moment, all that was left
was the trombone player, who sat in his
corner mournfully honking some vague but
heart-rending tune.
It ought to be a great show, though. And
it would be even better if they left Prof.
Gage on the stage to ad lib between lines.
But watch out for that scienceman; he's
liable to come on board with the rum ration
for the whole crew already stowed away in
fo'c'sle, and scuttle H.M.S. Pinafore with all
hands lost.
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Newa Manager  Janet Walker
Senior Edltora
Tueaday  Pierre Berton
Friday   Edna  Wlnram
Sporta Editor   Archie Paton
Aaat. Sporta Edltor.Jack McKlnley
Staff Photographer* .Bill Grand
C.U.P. Editor Arvid Backman
Friday, February 14th, 1941
Helga   Jarvi.
Aaaoclate Edltora
Dorla Fllmer-Bennett, Bob Morris
Aaalatant Edltora
Jack McMillan, Jack Ferry, Margaret Reid, Marian McDonald, Lucy
Ken   Wardroper,   Andy   Snaddon,
Adam Waldie,  Lea Bewley.
Sporta Reporters
Chuck   Claridge,   Jack   Mathleson,
Helen   Matheson,   Jean   Eckhardt.
New Needles
Old Grooves
By J. G.
Well, to avoid being Artsmen,
the men of Science certainly
leaned over backwards ln Tuesday's "Science Ubyssey". It was
oa amusing a paradox as thia paradoxical campua haa produced this
year. Phew! two columns on
Herbert Spencer, a quotation from
Goethe, a Brisbanallty, and a gem
from one ot our ranking minor
poets, Ogden Nash. All this arty
literature from the faculty that,
In la own inimitable literary style,
thinks "an Artsman is a Zombi
exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute."
For months I have been reading
In the library, book after book,
collecting knowledge that I felt
would benefit the cantpus when
released through this column. But
I have suppressed It all, even my
hard-won comprehension of Goethe
and Spencer. For I knew that
while Artsmen might sneerlngly
glance over my column before
throwing lt on the caf floor,
Sclencemen would at once tear lt
up, and put It to a baser use, unread  and   unhonoured.
Now, however, the Sciencemen
have given this column a precedent (even for using polysyllabic
words); no longer need J. O. keep
his genius on the level of Mary
Ann and Superman; h. can follow the trail which the Science-
men  have  blazed  up  Parnassus.
Thua assured of a following, I
have no hesitation in Inviting the
engineers to come closer and havo
a little chat with me about
Matthew Arnold. You will remember, fellows, the passage
where Matthew tells of a member
of the British Parliament and a
scientist who, after travelling in
America, relates hia experiences;
he is a person, says Arnold, "who
shows a really masterly knowledge
of the geology of thla great country and of its mining capabilities,
but who ends by gravely suggesting that the United States should
borrow a prince from our Royal
Family, and should make him
their king, and ahould create a
HJpuse of Lords of great landed
proprietors after the pattern of
ours; and then America, he thinks,
would have her future happily
and perfectly secured." (Modern
parallels here will have to wait
until after the war). The trouble
with this engineer, Arnold concluded,   was   not   that   he   lacked
.atinihaVs animal tank corpt, climbing their At pint track,
Kept tht troop* contented with fragrant Picobac.
• Thia would explain how the great Carthaginian was
able to keep hla troopa happy ao long away from home.
For the pick of Canada'a Burley crop is always a mild,
cool, sweet smoke. Today lt la Canada'a moat popular
pips tobacco. And delight in ita fragrance and flavour
is enhanced by its extremely moderate pries.
Vfr-LB. "LOK.TOP" TIN   .   6Stf
^_^ slit. pmcketJ In  Pochmt Ting
It DOES teste good In a pipe I
• Across Canada
"It's ln Orders" from the Argosy,
Mount Allison Unlveralty, N.B.
0 While snow and more
snow piles up, students
are just coming out of exam
stupor here, and while the
McGiil M.R.T.B. go skiing
week-ends, some corps such
as the U. of Manitoba, have
already started plans for
spring training camps.
McOlll has already started In
second term, with new courses in
all branches. An Army Service
Corps has been added to the regular   C.O.T.C.   courses.
The Gateway  (U. of Alberta) re-
knowledge and learning, but that
he had the need of relating what
he had learned and what he knew
to the sense "which we have in
us or conduct, to the sense which
we   have   In   us   for   beauty."
And now, boys, don't rush me.
If you want to knew how "conduct" and "beauty" relate to C.E.
30, meet me at the soiree Sunday
evening on the grass plot between
the Arts and the Applied Science
buildings. Sclencemen will be admitted by showing their copies of
the "Republic"; members of the
Lettera Club muat have their slip-
porta a supply of new gaa reaplr-
atora to arrive soon. Some special
features Include a moulded face-
plec. which permits the wearing
of glasses, and a microphone adapter ln the form of a plug on the
face-piece into which a microphone may be connected to enable the wearer to speak more
clearly while using the respirator.
The O.T.C. of Dal can evident^
look forward to a new form of
exercise. It seems that their Major has promised the rink committee that he -will see that the
ice ls kept clear.
Hubbies Okay
From the British Bureau of Information comes this item: "A
woman purchasing war savlng3
certificates ln Edinburgh told the
clerk: 'I've been saving this money
to divorce my husband, but I can
stand him better than I can Hitler.' "
Divorce  rate  going down?
Then from Varsity comes the tale
of the member of one of the local
graduate C.O.T.C. companies who
was sent a polite note by H.Q. asking him where he had been on
those Saturday afternoons last fall
when he should have been drilling.
As luck would have lt, lt seems
that his wife, using her marital
privileges, picked up the letter
first and read it.
When the Cotclan arrived home
that night th. conversation -went
something like this . . ."You worm,
(Continued  on  Page  3
Special Student Rate at
**     0
By Presentation Of Your Student Pass
Ginger Rogers
George Formby in
PLEASE" plus
"The Lady in Question"
with Brian Aherne
Tryone Power in
plus Claudette Colbert
and Ray Mllland In
SPOT Friday, February 14th, 1941
Page Three
Spring Has  Sprung On  Campus—One  Month   Before Time
# "What Is the plural of
That was the question
heard on the campus this
week. For Spring has come
to the campus. Spring- (Jimmy Butterfield's "you—er—
beautiful thing")-sits smoking a cigar in beautiful benediction on the library steps,
strolls the Mall, and quiets
the gray, wintry waters of
the lily-pond with a touch of
a fourfinger. He makes the
lily-pads to grow. He sends
»   *   •   *
FRIDAY, February 21, at noon
In Arta 100, a Symposium on "Rural
Problem-" will be held. This open
meeting will be held Jointly by the
Social Problems Club and the
Rural Leadership School.
*    »    •    •
• Carnegie record recital will be
held on Monday ln the Smoking Room of Brock Hall. The
records to be played are "Feat*.
Romano" a symphonic poem by
Resplghl, and Piano Concerto No.
4    ln    O    major    by    Beethoven.
, (Arthur    Schnavel    and    London
Philharmonic  Orchestra).
the algae swimming furiously through the slimy water-
hole at the bottom of the
Japanese garden.
He whispers things into
ears. He says:—never mind
what he says. You'll hear
him yourself soon enough.
"Varsity"—van Vliet's Vun-
derhund — heard, him
Where's he gone? Dunno—
Spring jest got him.
Couples whose "beautiful
friendships" are of long
standing have forsaken the
macadam for moss-covered,
little-used trails, garnished
■with unnamed blue flowers
and crocuses—pardon—cro-
ci. So have a number who
have not as yet reached that
"Walking home" is more
and more the practice, most
take a long time to get there
—some don't.
"Put-put"    power-mowers
are being oiled, greased
tightened and wiped in
readiness for the furious,
summer-long battle with
green, growing grass.
Biology assistants patch
up their diminutive nets
with which they scoop up
dripping strings of the agile
Dr. Lamb's Old Newspaper Collection Tells Story
Of Gold Fever Days In British Columbia
By jack McMillan
• Dr. Kaye Lamb looked up from
hla chattering typewriter.
"I'll ahow you those old B. C.
newspapers In a moment," he aald.
"Please have a chair."
The morning sunlight spilled
through the leaded windows behind him and gilded the filing
cabinets, the bookshelves and the
desks of his ground floor office,
the  pulvi   of  the  library.
In two minutes be produced a
folder containing the first news
organs published ln our province,
on which he ia an authority. He
purred   over   the   excellent    con
dition of tho papers, which were
made of rags before the use of
wood  pulp   became   universal.
The Victoria Gazette, printed in
1898, told of the first steamboat
trip up to Harrison Lake, heralded new expansion in the gold Industry. Headlines were not uaed
at thla time and the advertisements which were much more
conservative than thoae we aee,
were mainly about San Francisco
"B. C. was just an extension of
California in thoae daya," aald Dr.
Lamb, menUonlng that the population Increased by 25,000 In three
months during the gold rush, most
of them being Americana.
During his term of office aa
Provincial Archivist, Dr. Lamb
had many of the early newspapers
of B. C. rebound and they now
occupy one half mile of shelving
in the Museum.
Another paper, the British Colonist, ancestor of the Victoria
Daily   Colonist,   brought  the    ro
mance of the gold rush close. We
were silent, thinking of the stories
it could tell of the elemental
struggle of our province, the birth
pangs of a vital civilization. We
could aee an old printer, stooped
over hla hand* preaa ln a dingy
back room, ao that aome grizzled
miner oould read of a row strike
back In tho hills.
I left Dr. Lamb musing over
these relics of the past and wondered if even in these daya of the
wlrephoto and telegraph we can
surpass the fearless old crusaders
who published the single-sheet
papers of the old days.
Pub-Forum Debacle Slated For Wednesday
Berton, Delany Will
Debate On Ubyssey
•   How   dear   to   the   hearts   of
U.B.C. studenta la that wily
oriental, Chang Suey? Shall we
replace Fruit Salad, Pearl Castings, the Mummery, Mary Ann,
with more Lost and Found, club
notices, and presidents' speeches?
What are the inhuman acts and
human figures behind the publication of The Ubyssey? Who saya
that The Ubyssey ls a "yellow
These      and      other      questions
(shocking revelations — promise
Forum officials) , when Austen
Delany, Parliamentary Forum veteran, and Senior Editor Pierr.
Berton lock unscholarly horns
next Wednesday, Arts 100 at 12:30.
Conducted in the usual Forum
style, the trial of the bi-we-kly
campus organ will feature seven-
minute orations by principals Delany and Berton; then will be
thrown open to anyone—for, a-
gainst or cannlly neutral—who has
anything to  say.
Both carrot-topped champions
are familiar figures to local undergraduates. Tall, loose-jointed,
news-hungry Berton, brain behind
the regular Tuesday edition of
The Ubyssey, may yet prove to
be more than a match for Delany,
Pub Persecutor. Flame-haired,
lean - faced, saturnine Forum
Champion Delany, however, long
experienced In debating, with a
recent McGoun cup win dangling
in his trophy-room, is reportedly
ready for an aggressive, two-fisted
attack upon the undergraduate's
Said Forum President Art Fouks
worriedly yesterday; "I hope it
will   be   a   good   clean   fight."
(Continued   from   Page   2)
you old me you went to those
drills and all the time you were
BREATH." Maters eventuany
reached a state that divorse was
threatened. However, al 1 ls
honkey-dorey now for the company Comander sent home! with
the cadet) a ote apologizing for
the mistake in attendance . . . BUT
This is the finish, courtesy of
"Hello, Bill! How's the Sergeant-
Major  this  morning?"
"There's no hope at all. He returns to duty tomorrow."
•    •    •    •
The optimist Is often aa wrong
as   the   pessimist,   but   he   la  far
—   Gloves   —
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H. Jestte How,
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4451 West 10th Avenue
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We Cater
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U.B.C. Co-Eds
They like u* and we like theto.
Drop In anytime and view oar
wide selections of hosiery, lingerie and aports wear.
Varsity Style
Stationers  and  Printers
4435 West 10th Ave.
REPLACES MUSIC FACULTY — Dr. Ida Halpern's weekly lectures on
the different types of music and composers have acquired many followers, and are taking the place of the proposed music course. Before the
war there was a definite possibility of establishing a Faculty of Music
on the U.B.C. Campus, but now the time and funds have gone toward
the war effort. At the end of hostilities such a faculty may be inaugurated, but until that time Dr. Halpern's lecturea will suffice.
*   Shopping     •  •  With Mary Ann
• Spring Is really with us now . . . and Rae-Son's, 808 Granville, have
all the new styles that will cheer you up for the spring exams . .. have
you noticed the time tables posted? ... In Rae'a Clever Department are
the smartest new gabardine pumps . . . they are ao foot flattering that
even the number nines look like fairy shoes . . . aprlng affects even a
aerioua member of the phll department . . . who looks just like Leslie
Howard, too ... he attended an Alpha Phi meeting the other night, and
got into several fiery religious arguments ... in the first place, he was
just calling there for a book, or something . . . lt juat ahowa you that
even the mighty are affected by spring . . . peep toea are ln again, now
that the warmer weather la here, and Rae-Son's have the snappiest shoes
in tan alligator calf . . . and the prices are only $8.85 and 97.80 . . . with
Rae-Son's well-known superior quality ...
• * * *
• A valentine for  your sweetheart  . . .  just think how  thrilled she'll
be ... if you haven't got her aomethlng for today, it'a not too late, for
Ritchie's corsages . . . mmmm . . . orchids wtll definitely guarantee her
going to the Aggie Barn Dance with you, even if you think the conn-
petition ls too much for you ... it just shows you what a science-nan's
Influence . . . and a D.U. at that—can do for a pure and Innocent Players'
clubber ... so they say, anyway . . . for when she was told that the
Science Ball was somewhere that everyone really relaxed at . . . she said
hooray! that's the place for me . . . for all thoae fraternity and sorority
formals this week-end get her a corsage from Ritchie's, phone MArlne
2824 . . . she'U really have a dressed up feeling for this nlght-of-nlghts,
because Ritchie's corsages have that extra something for your valentine ...
* * * *
• A beautiful moon . . .  (there la a moon thla week)  . . . atar studded
sky . . . and flowing chiffon evening gowns . . . Plant's, 564 Granville
Street have a brand new spring shipment of chiffon evening gowns, In
all the newest shades . . . and they're priced so reasonably you wouldn't
believe it... then you'll be the type which a certain type of professor of
Shakespeare liked ... my two passions are Merle Oberon and Hedy Lamarr
. . . must be wonderful . . . the new evening dresses at Plant's will definitely guarantee your looking your best . . . they're so flattering for
nearly every type . . . whether you're sweet and demure or sleek and
sophisticated , . .
• Shining silver fox furs from the New York Fur Company,  797  West
Georgia,   are  In  new  styles  and  in  all lengths  . . .  -with the rise  in
prices of furs, it would be advisable to buy your quality furs now before
the prices go up any more . . . and the New York Fur Company stands
high in the traditional quality it has always been famous for . . . the most
noticeable case of love in the pub seems to have been sealed with a ring
. . . It's a C.U.P. editor and a red-headed associate editor . . . there's another case of red and black in the pub, too, but we'll save that for next
week . . . the first two are the ones who trail people around behind the
Brock Hall and the gym . . . and then report on their findings ... so if
you see them . . . rur.-n-n . . . Mr. Hyams of the New York Fur Company is back in New York now to aet all the latest styles first hand . . .
but their silver fox jackets are the thing for now  .  .  .
Law Society
Will Discuss
New Faculty
S Details or representations made
toward the establishment of a
Faculty of Law on the campus
will be preaented to the membera
of the Society at their first official
meeting, Friday, February 14, in
Arta 206.
Constitutional amendments will
be submitted ofr the approval of
membera  at the  meeting.
Brock Radio
To Be Fixed
• Studenta greeted happily the
news that the gramaphone attachment to the new Brock Hall
radio is going to be fixed immediately. Many students have been
tinkering with it trying to find
what la wrong, all unsuccessfully.
Students will be allowed to play
their own records on the radio in
the evenings.
*    *    *    *
FOR SALE—Four volume set of
books, "History of B.C. from the
Past up to the Present", by Howay
and Scholfleld; a valuable source
book for essays on British Columbia. Apply MAr. 3036, Pat Ryan,
or leave phone number.
algae—down in the garden
This is the season for
"bock" beer. (Dispatch from
Georgia) Spring has sprung.
Munro Pre*Med
Donates Book
• Third and fourth year honour
students  will  contend  for  th*
flQ Book Prize which ia to be donated by the Munro Pre-Med Club.
An February 7, Bill Barclay ad-
dresed members of the club on the
aubject "The Chemistry of Cancer." Archie Cowan will apeak In
the near future, on "The Biological
Properties of Sreponema Pallida."
Victor Freeman's aubject ia "Allergy and Hypersensitivity. A talk
relative to Spinal Meningitis will
be given by Ronnie Lamont Havers.
A sixth speaker la expected to
give a paper, but the contender has
not been finally announced.
Fourth Year
Student Does
Library Display
• Many  atudenta  have  probably
noticed   the   displays   In   th*
glass cupboards beside the Library
of Congreaa catalogue and the
posters on the Reference desk ln
the Library. The credit for the
work entailed goea to a fourth
year student, Kay McKay.
Although She haa never taken
lessons ln Art, and modestly
claims that she haa no talent, ahe
creates a new poster every week
and changes the display downstairs.
The war posters that were a-
bove the Education desk and the
war propaganda on the Reference
desk, were loaned to the library
by E. W. McLean, who receives
them from England.
The Egyptian posters now ln
the library were loaned by Dr.
Kaye Lamb from the Carnegie
Day Of Prayer
• Sunday, February 16th, terminating S.C.M. Federation Week,
will be observed by ail Movements
of the S.C.M. as a day of prayer
and  fellowship.
Faculty members and students
are invited to a student factulty
supper sponsored by he S.CM. ln
the Caf at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,
February 18. Speaker will be Dr.
Gerald Swltzer, subject "Education and Religion," Price la SS
Spring Arrivals
Spring is here! With sunny
warmer days . . . with yellow croci which are blooming again on the campus ...
and with the gay spring
clothes which wise young
co-eds have chosen from the
BAY . . .
Perfect for lectures or lunch-
hour walks is this practical
two-piece from The Bay's
A Quaker-gray dress of light
wool crepe cut in clever figure-flattering lines with a
wine-red corduroy jacket
smartly tailored and zippered
up the front.   Only $12.95 !
And you'll find dozens of
other novel, youthfully
styled dresses for Spring in
Third Floor at The BAY. Cagers Get "Bye" Haloed Hall Hotelmen
Angelus Rally Falls
Short By One Point
VARSITY 36     —     ANGELUS 35
0 A shot fired by Wally Johnston which didn't even go all
the way through the hoop proved to be the counter
which won the playoff bye for Varsity from a fighting
Angelus aggregation Wednesday night before a record crowd
in the campus gym.
The team which has jinxed the 'Birds all season came
so close to winning last night that only the final gong saved  ■"■>■■■■■■■■
the fading collegians, who had seen their comfortable 21—12   PageFour
half-time lead whittled to a slim one point, from the swarming hotelmen—and their irate manager, Coley Hall.
Going Into the final period, the
Friday, February 14th, 1941
unorthodox Angels cut up Varsity's roll for break-aways which
brought the count to 32—31. Then
the fun started, Coley Hall's angry
expostulations with the refereea
mingling with the boos of the
crowd. A baaket by Joe Ryan
boosted the lead to 34—31, but
two free throws carried Angelus
within   striking   distance   again.
With a minute left, Johnston
flicked hla ahot Into the hoop. It
bounced out again, but waa counted a score as an Angelua guard
touched the twine while the melon
waa Jumping around In the goalmouth. In the hectic aeconda
which followed, Doug Lee scored
for Angelua and only a miniature
rugby game prevented them from
The same waa far from being
the beat basketball played this
year, but It was the most exciting.
Varaity, playing cautious ball, had
thlnga pretty well their own way
ln the flrat half, feeding Jim
Scott, who had his shooting pants
on, for 8 points.
Angelua started their "exloslon
ball" tactics in the third quarter,
diminutive Billy McLachlan doing-
moat of the acoring, and from
there on the game waa a hair-
VARSITY — Matheeon S, Barton
8, Johnston 2, Scott 8, Ryan 2, Pedlow 3, Flynn 10, Hay, Sully — 38.
ANGELUS — McDonagh 8, Lee 8,
McLachlan 8, Purvea 6, Buitead 10,
Stout, Marsh, McLullan — 38.
Stopped 2*1
^ Playing perhaps the last
game on the campus'
field before a Varsity crowd,
the amazing Blue and Gold
soccermen lost another one
Wednesday afternoon to
Pro-Recs, 2—1.
The team was amazing in the
respect that they played good ball,
had control of the play most of
the game, and yet failed to score
a single goal by planned combination. The lone tally that the
losers did get was by accident,
when Jimmy Morton deflected a
shot unintentionally  Into the net.
Starting the first half of the
match with a style that looked like
they would win easily, the Varsity
squad was Impressive. But by the
end of the half only one goal, that
of  Morton's,  was   scored.
The second period was a different story. The Pro-Recs had
switched their team around and
concentrated all their strength in
the forward line. The result was
a mass scoring threat on the
campus  net.
With less than fifteen mlnutea
till the final whistle, Varsity waa
still leading and holding on. But
then   It   happened.     Tlie   winners
Wally Johnaon, one ahot artist on
the 'Birds, who scored yet didn't
acore that all Important baaket near
the end of the game.
• Co-Ed Sports
Well on their way toward winning the Senior B championship
th girls played their second and,
we hope, final game against
Western Mutuals Friday night.
Varsity rave already chalked up
one game of the two out of three
series. Good luck, gals, go get
'em Friday night!
Monday evening the Varsity
team defeated the Vancouver club
7 to 5, oh Varsity's home floor.
Joan Morris, who injured a toe
playing hockey, was unable to
turn out, but her place was ably
filled by Mary Alice Wood, who
won two out of her three games—
nice going,  Mary  Alice.
Tho Hockey team was again
dropped back to fourth place in
the league, having lost their last
Saturday's game. It's hard plugging, Isn't It girls?—those Wednesday practices out on the cold,
cold  field!
popped In two goals to take the
lead and hold It till the end. final
score, 2—1.
Fred Sasaki was hurt during
the second half and had to leave
the field. Sasaki was one of the
steadiest players on the college
lineup and without him the team
was  weakened  considerably.
"Tuddy" Todd played an outstanding  game  for  the  losers.
Hrs.: 9 a.m. to S p.m.: Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
Graphic   Engineering   Paper,   Biology   Paper,
Loose   Leaf   Refills,   Fountain   Pens   and   Ink
and Drawing Instruments.
Army Announces Huge Boxing Tourney
U.B.C. Units See First
Action In Fistic Foray
*  Paton's Percolator
' Q    The gong sounded today for one of the biggest pugilistic
battles that has ever hit the campus as the U.B.C. contingent,  Basic  and C.O.T.C,  squares  off to  make   its first
active participation in sports early this March in the British
Columbia armed forces Boxing tournament.
Second Lieutenant Maury Van
Vliet announces that the unit will
hold eliminations ln the various
weight classes 1 order to pick a
team to represent the University
in the district championships, to
be held March IS.
Anyone In either the Basle or
the C.O.T.C, whether registered at
the Unlveralty or not, may enter
thla boxing tournament. Everyone
haa the aame chanes of really doing
aomethlng outstanding aa far sa
boxing la concerned for the University "Army".
Rulea and the weight claas differ from the ordinary fistic regulations. Instead, Army rules ana
to be observed.
No referee will be in the ring.
He will be outside the ropes and
moreover he will be the sole
judge  of  the  contest.
The weight divisions are aa fol-
Bantams  up to 126 lbs.
Featherweight  13S lbs.
Lightweight    142 lb.
Welterweight     185 lb.
Middleweight   ..._ 185 lb.
Lightheavy     178 lb.
Heavyweight   up to a ton
Varsity will be in the Vancouver
and New Westminster district of
the Pacific Coast Command, and
the finals for this division are
set for   March   15.
Training for this huge boxing
tourney will start as soon as possible. Any one that is interested
should see Van Vliet at the gym
at  once.
Whether you can box or not
doesn't matter. Just turn out to
the gym, who knows? You may
be   another J.  J.  Sullivan.
The  finals  for  the  entire  affair
Doug Pedlow, atar on the baaketball team alao starred on the
Sporta Quia questions. Pedlow was
winner of the contest, even though
he didn't get a perfect score.
will be held at Victoria. Winners
will receive gold watches and run-
ners-up, silver medals. Various
other prizes for the winners of
district and unit fights will also be
Tho only fellows that are barred
from this contest are professional
It is hoped that the boxing eliminations herw on the campus
will take the place of the inter-
murals that were so popular last
Sigma Phis Upset Former
Champion Phi Delts
• Last Sunday's Inter-Fraternity
rugby games produced the
biggest upset of the tourney
when last year's defending champs,
the Phi Delt's were nosed out by
the big bouncing engineers by a
6 to 5 score. A touchdown in the
last fifteen seconds of play waa
tho   winners'   margin  of  victory.
In the other tussle, the Phi
Kappa Slgma's knocked over the
Zeta Psi entry, scoring the game's
only touchdown.
This w-e_k-,end's game is between the Semper Club and the
LOST—One raincoat from Ap. Sc.
100.    Notify A.M.S. office.
—E. Dunell
NOTICE—There will be a meeting of all Trackmen this Friday,
12:30, at the Stadium. Pictures are
to be taken.
•   *   •    •
There has been a change in the
time of the Rowing Club's workout
Sunday morning owing to the military parade. The practise will be
held at 9:00 in the morning.
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0) If this wasn't a democratic institution where everyone
is free to do as he pleases, we would have loved nothing
better than to strangle about one hundred loud-mouthed
palooka*. at the game Wednesday night. Every member of
the basketball team was eager to help us, too. We have
pleaded, Maury Van Vliet has pleaded, and the players have
pleaded with these ignoramuses to control their emotions,
but apparently they are so weak-willed they can't do so, and
consequently they are giving the university the name of
housing the poorest sports in the city. This habit of booing
the opposition every time they take a free shot has got to
stop. The team appreciates the enthusiastic cheering led
by Al Dean, but it certainly hates the razzing given the other
side. As one downtown sports editor has commented, "Even
jerk colleges accord the opposition the courtesy of a fair
chance on free shots."
^ Pat Flynn was the "work-horse" of old, garnering 10
points before he left the game on personals . . . guess
we can thank the Musical Society for his return to form
... if the* boys hadn't won that game, Paddy wouldn't have
been able to take part in the coming production "H.M.S.
Pinafore" (plug) ... it would be a philanthropic gesture if
some kind-hearted collegians began taking up a charity fund
for two well-known campus athletes . . . the two poor men,
Tommy Williams and Gordy Livingstone, didn't even have
enough money to pay their way to the game Wednesday, so
they blissfully ignored the doorman and crashed the gate
... it was like old times to see Angelus' Coley Hall, in his
best baseball style, dash out beefing to the referees, Basil
Sands and George Siborne.
^ We can't blame soccer manager Ken Eldridge for being
so on edge these days that he would physically threaten
a downtown sports reporter . . . anybody that has to run
a team like this year's roundballers is bound to be worked-
up . . . after Wednesday's exhibition against the last-place
Pro-Recs, which Varsity lost 2—1, rigl t-winger Benny Herd
was so disgusted with the team-spirit that he said unless
they get a shot in the arm in a hurry the team might as well
told up.
^    The second round of the Ubyssey's Chink Contest will
be concluded today in the gym, with scheduled games
as follows:
12:30—Harry Horn vs. Archie Paton.
Doug. Mitten vs. R. McLachlan
1:00—Wally Fricker vs. Harold Graham.
Spence Wallace vs. Wm. Gross.
Two of the games scheduled for last Wednesday have
not posted results on the score-board in the Pub, and captains
of the winning teams are requested to report immediately.
The unreported rounds were those of Don Duncan vs.
Al Dean, and Mack Buck vs. Colin McKenzie.
PQ0R LITTLE JOHNNY! ...just hates to stay
after school! But Johnny doesn't know how to
take care of his eyes and casual poor lighting at
home Is reduelng his attitude towards work,
makes him lackadaisical and slow. Solve hia


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