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The Ubyssey Nov 28, 1944

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No. 28
McGoun Talks Discuss
Treatment of Germany
•   POST-WAR TREATMENT of Germany will be the topic
of the McGoun Cup Debates in January when Alberta's
team will come here and UBC's team will go to Manitoba.
Final fry-outs for UBC's
team take place on Friday
noon in the Auditorium and
anyone is welcome to attend.
"UBC's  student  body
should come and see those
who will represent it in the
inter - university   debates,"
says Jim Wilson, president
of the Parliamentary Forum.
Upon Prof. P. O. C. Wood, Prof.
W. N. Sage, and Prof. J. A, Crumb
rests the choice of the Anal four
"Resolved that Germany be partitioned into mandated states" will
be debated by the eight remaining
candidates. Don Holmes and Stuart
Porteous against Jim Clement and
Morris'Berson will form the first
section. Roy Lowther and Doug
Leitermann on the affirmative a-
gainst Rosemary Stewart and Brian
Burke on the negative will constitute the second group.
The two debates should be over
within one hour so that students
are especially urged to come since
the try-outs will not interfere with
Two students from among the
flnal four will battle wits with the
University of Alberta's two representatives on January 19 in the
Hotel Vancouver's Mayfair Room
at 8:00.
•   THE NURSES  Undergraduate
Society   will   hold   a   general
meeting in the Auditorium of the .
General   Hospital   Friday   evening
at 7:30.
AUS Plan
For Arts
• PLANS are being formulated
by the AUS executive under
president Gordon Campbell for a
mammoth Arts Week to be held
on the campus next term from
January 8 to 12. It will feature a
Pep Meet for men only and possibly an Arts Informal.
Efforts are being made to have
the dance downtown. The week
will include Arts-sponsored events
daily and provision will be made
for the entertainment of the Science faculty.
According to Gordon Campbell,
all efforts will be made to keep
Art3 Week activities on a high
level as befits university students
in war time. Arts spirit aroused
by the firts Arts Pep Meet will
not be lost but may be directed
ln channels beneficient to the university ss a whole.
At a noon meeting yesterday the
AUS executive met with Dick
Bibbs, Les Raphael, and Dr. Mas-
The executive with Dick Bibbs
and Les Raphael honored Dr.
Maslow, an honorary president,
and Dr. Jennings, honorary vice-
president of third and fourth year
Arts, at a luncheon Monday in the
Brock, dining room. They discussed the policy of the AUS.
Western Ontario Coeds
Stick Lovely Necks Out
•   "THROUGH Western's portals pass the most beautiful
girls in the world."  Yes, they pass right through and
come out west.
The University of Western
Ontario has created a minor
teacup disturbance with
other universities with its
optimistic claim that Western coeds are the most beautiful to be found on any Canadian campus.
The incident started when Bill
Barrett, London, Ontario authority
on photographic beauty offered to
sponsor a contest in conjunction
with the Western Gazette, Western's student weekly publication,
to choose the loveliest coed of all,
The selection will be made from a
series of eighteen pictures appearing in the Ga-jtte weekly until
Barrett will finance a trip to
New York for the winner, with accommodation at an internationally
famous hotel and will furnish her
with a letter of introduction to
John Robert Powers, famed for his
glamorous  "Powers Girls."
Tiie Gazette goes on to stick its
neck out with this statement: "—
tho number of lovelies is limited
to 18 merely because of the number of Gazettes. Otherwise there
would be no end to the list of entries since this university has more
beautiful girls than any other campus in Canada."
The Toronto Varsity, stung by
this challenge, sent the following
message In Western:
"Understand you are choosing
nio.st beautiful Canadian co-ed
from women on your campus.
Didn't know you had a campus
for women clown there in the
corn belt. We condescend to notice this challenge to the fair rep
utation of Varsity womanhood.
Naturally we can surpass anything
Western U. does, and in this mat-
.ter we will trounce Western as
usual. Three thousand lovely coeds to choose from—how can we
lose? Watch the "Varsity" to see
if you can match our pulchritude."
Now Western has the audacity
to challenge the college spirit of
other universities merely because
we had the good taste to restrain
our hysterical laughter at their
misguided assertion and did not
immediately point out the obvious
falsity of ther position.
Students of UBC! For long years
the beauty of the coeds on this
campus has been acclaimed from
sea to sea. Now a puny upstart
university has made the discovery
that it is possible to look on one
or two of its coeds without shuddering and dares to go about with
this as a basis for sending fantastic challenges to other universities.
Coeds of UBC, do you accept this
Coeds Asked To
Sign For Sorority
• PANHELLENIC Association girls wishing to join a
sorority after Christmas are
asked to register in thc Dean
of Women's Office before Tuesday of this week. There will
be a meeting of all girls who
are on this list Friday, December 1, at 12:30 In Arts IOC.
Please attend if you arc interested.
• THE GRIM REAPER—If Christmas Exams come—can
Christmas be far behind? Well, plenty of students think
so, and the poor joe in the picture above doesn't look so
happy about the situation. It's up to you to figure out what
the figure with the carving knife symbolizes. The Ubyssey
reprints this cartoon because all the cartoonists and photographers are over in the library stacks studying and won't
make a new picture.
Increased Bus Service
Aids Transportation
• INCREASED SERVICE by both busses and street cars
of the B.C. Electric Railway Co. has greatly improved
conditions for the mass of students attending UBC.
B.C.E.R.    officials    have    an-   ■   __________________________
nounced that for the past month
or so, eight buses have been used
on the varsity run during the
morning rush hours from 7:30 to
9:30, and that five buses have been
used in the afternoon rush hours
from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. The intervening slack hours have two buses
running steadily where there was
formerly only one.
Queueing-up at the bus stops has
helped to load the buses more
speedily and efficiently than the
former "crowd and jostle" method. The fact that traffic would be
seriously retarded has made it im-
posible to qeue-up fos the street
Several suggestions have been
forwarded by the Inspector and
drivers on the UBC run. It would
be for the benefit of the students
themselves if they would follow
thesa  suggestions:
Buy their tickets during the
slack periods, and thus avoid
"bottlenecks" in the line-ups;
move well back in the buses and
form double linss in the aisles;
when entering by either the front
or rear doors, clear the exit treadles.
It has also been noticed that
some students have been reluctant to enter the buses after all the
seats have Ijeen taken. These students should leave the line and
enable those who are hurrying to
lectures) to get in.
By observing these suggestions
the students as a whole would find
that they would get to lectures
faster and they would enjoy better
bus service.
• SOCIAL workers can prophesy
with scientific accuracy the
results of wartime family strains
—results of crime, delinquency,
broken families, neglected children, desertation, divorce and mental illness and unhappiness, Miss
Marjorie J. Smith, head of the
department of social work; UBC,
told the Vancouver Institute Saturday night at the University.
"The scars left on the minds and
souls of men wounded in battle
are greater than physical injuries,"
she said.
Until the professional status of
social workers is accepted and
their expert opinion sought after
to make possible further developments in training and research,
human wastage will continue, she
said, and programs designed to
promote the general welfare will
crumble from sheer lack of fundamental understanding.
Special .Films Shown In
Auditorium Wednesday
•   THIS WEEK IS Navy Week on the campus of UBC.
A special half-hour program of films will be presented
in the Auditorium on Wednesday noon to bring the students
into closer contact with the drive.
——._________ A silver collection will be
taken outside the Auditorium doors as the students
enter to see the films.
For those who do not attend
the show upstairs, the silver collection will be continued downstairs in the Caf.
Navy League contribution envelopes will be distributed on the
campus throughout the day, according to Allan Ainsworth, organizer
of the drive.
"We   have   1000   envelopes   on
hand," he said.   We want to fill
them all and then add some."
Ainsworth reminded the students that every year public
school and high school students
make   an   excellent   showing
when (he envelopes are distributed among them.
He added that it is very difficult to have a drive of this nature on such short notice on the
campus, but said that lt would look
bad for UBC if the students failed.
Lt.-Cmdr. H. M. Mcllroy (S.B.),
Commanding officer of the UNTD,
has pledged his full support and
urges all student to subscribe fully to the campaign.
Complete   coverage   of   the
campus will be given by  21
UNTD ratings who will be ln
uniform throughout the day.
The money collected in this drive
will  go  towards  the   purchasing
of Christmas  gifts and comforts
for men in the Canadian Navy and
Merchant Marine, and for the upkeep   of   the   23   Naval   hostels
throughout Canada.
Funds obtained will help to provide accommodation, clothing, and
medical assistance for shipwrecked
Copies of the booklet "Ships
Mean Ufe" will be distributed on
the campus. The booklet contains
interesting facts on Navy and Merchant Marine Life.
Roy Morton, president of EUS,
and Gordon Campbell, president of
AUS, are both anxious that their
faculties contribute.
• THROUGH the facilities
of the Pacific Regional
Network of the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation,
the University Radio Society
will feature Saturday a
unique program in the history of Canadian broadcasting.
Using an all-Varsity cast,. the
URS has recorded a program
dealing with Canada as a great
nation of Canadians. Third program in the series "UBC and Canada," the script was written by
Keith Cutler and featured Eric
Ajello, Lloyd Bryden, Lloyd Bul-
mur, Anne Baxter, Tina Howard,
Oeorge Barnes, and Ray Perrault.
After Christmas, the URS will
broadcast four programs: a one
half hour public relations show
on the CBC; a one-quarter hour
musical show on CJOR; a one-
half hour dramatic show on CK
MO and a one-quarter hour news-
week on CKWX.
Totem Pics
Given Out
In Brock
* TOTEM photos are now
being distributed in the
south end of the Brock. Distribution started on Monday
and will continue till Wednesday afternoon. The office
will open each morning at
10:30 to distribute photos
throughout the day. Wednesday is positively the last day.
Students are requested to bring
their receipts to facilitate quicker
and better service. At press time
the lineup is a mile or two long,
so Totem officials will have a big
enough headache without having
to play "Find The Thimble" to
satisfy those who don't produce
their receipts.
Anyone who wishes to help with
the distribution of the pictures
may do so by coming down to the
Totem office and volunteering.
They will be welcomed by a brass
band and open arms.
Grads will receive two mounted
photos. The print that they wish
to appear in the Totem must be
handed back in.
A photo that isn't picked up by
Wednesday will remain in tho
hands of Totem officials. These
unclaimed pictures can not possibly be given to the tardy ones
until after Christmas. Sickness,
marriage, death or expulsion from
the university is no excuse for
not claiming the photos.
Students who still haven't put
their dollar down for a Totem
may do so by calling at the Totem office.
• "I HOPE that the Undergraduate Ball will become a permanent fixture on the university
social calendar," ues Raphael,
Men's Undergraduate President,
told the Ubyssey. "It helps to
weld  the  university  together."
Five hundred people attended
thc ball. The financial result has
not been exactly determined, but
it is thought that the ball "broke
Although no precise count can
be given as to the number of votes
each Faculty Queen gathered,
there was very close competition
among the queens.       **
In his capacity as head of the
discipline committee, Raphael further told the Ubyssey, "The party
was a nice enjoyable affair."
Price Addresses
Physics Society
• MR. E. PRICE will address the
Physics Society on "High Frequency Measurements" in Science 200
Thursday at 4:30 p.m. All interested  are Invited.
Today On The World's Battlefronts
X-Rays For TB
Taken This Week
• X-RAYS for those having
positive TB tests will be
taken Thursday and Friday of
this week announces thc Health
Service Office.
AH X-Rays  will be  by  appointment.
• ALLIED Headquarters, Paris,
November 28—(BUP)—American troops in Germany today broke
into the strong German defense
line along the Roer River, East of
The Ninth Army reached the
river nt two points below Julich,
partly outflanking that stronghold.
General Patton's forces, in the
middle of the western front, pushed beyond the'Maginot Line fortress of Saint Avoid. Third Army
troops took Saint Avoid and 16
other towns near the edge of the
Saar Basin.
Swiss Army authorities have
confirmed landings by American
parachute troops behind the Rhine,
just north of Switzerland, according to dispatches from Basel today.
The parachutists cut one of the
two rail lines feeding the Siegfried defenses in the south, these
sources said. However, there was
no Allied confirmation of the reported landings.
Eighty thousand German prisoners have been taken since General Eisenhower's winter drive began in November, it was disclosed
today. Thirty-one thousand were
taken by the American Seventh
Army in the Vosges Mountains.
WASHINGTON,   November  28
—(BUP)—The Japanese capital
of Tokyo trembled today under the
second B-29 Superfortress raid in
less than four days.
The raiders hit the waterfront
area of the Japanese capital, crammed with wharves, warehouses,
war factories and ships. Returning
pilots said the target area probably is still in flames.
General Arnold reported that the
Superforts which hit Bangkok,
capital of Thailand, scored many
direct hits on rail yards.
Ground operations on Leyte Island in the Philippines were reported at a virtual standstill today
under continuing heavy rains.
American artillery, however, shelled Japanese positions in the Ormoc
NOVEMBER 28, 1944
A Sorry Spectacle
If you can imagine AMS President Dick
Bibbs leading a horde of UBC students
through Vancouver streets and shouting
madly about conscription, the sorry spectacle of Laval University students should be
easy to picture.
For our fellow students of this French-
Canadian university did just this, or so the
daily press would lead us to believe. We
think the press reports should be fairly accurate. The president of Laval's student
union was at the head of a mob of students
who paraded through streets, demonstrating
against conscription. This same president
got up on a soap box and delivered a fiery
speech, the type of speech only a student
could make.
Stretch your imagination one degree and
Arts and Science Conference
think what would happen to us if we were
ever so rash.
We wonder what makes students like
this think that these terrifically passionate
demonstrations will accomplish anything
worth while. The powers that be have never
rushed to the council chamber after a student revolt.
One would expect students to take the
lead in keeping the country calm during
such a crisis so that decisions can be made
rationally and without prejudice. Instead,
our fellow students at Laval take the opposite course and attempt to stir up emotion.
This action is no credit to Canadian universities, or to their excellent record during
We would like to hear more of this
Pacific Northwest Conference on the Arts
and Sciences which was held just recently.
We hear indirectly that "the conference concerned itself with certain shortcomings in
liberal arts education and the claim that
while the sciences do well by their major
students they have failed in their duty to
the student in his basic education."
The only result of these discussions that
we have seen is that it is "proposed to require a minimum amount of science," and
that preference should be given for intro
ductory courses in each science, rather than
general survey courses.
In addition, the conference proposes to
"broaden the base" of education and institute several changes in common educational procedures.
This is all very interesting. From these
vague pronouncements we gather that the
conference accomplished something. We
think it would be a good idea to present
the results of these discussions to students.
The future of education is a topic that we
all should be discussing.
"What a Queer World"
The Parliamentary Forum's Arts and
Science Glee Club presented a charming
recital last Thursday.
Don McGill, well-known Arts tenor,
rendered a solo of the old familiar "Reuben,
Reuben, I've been thinking". Jack Hetherington, equally well-known Engineer baritone, sang the second verse. The audience
joined in with appropriate cheers, hisses and
boos. '
Particularly delightful was the substitution of the word "Artsmen for "girls" and
"Engineers" for "boys", or vice versa.
A surprise  appearance  was  the  im
promptu solo of Leslie Allen Raphael, prominent Artineer, who managed the difficult
style of "Reuben" with all the ease of those
practised in the art of singing two songs
at the same time.
After both groups in the audience had
wished each other far across the northern
sea several times, a vote was held to see
which group had succeeded in getting the
other there.
Conductor Jim Wilson decided that they
both ended up somewhere in the middle, but
they had a good time going.
A "Semi-Independent Body"
The question of giving the editor-in-
chief of the Publications Board a vote on
council has come up again with the present
plans for constitutional revision. It seems
that just about every other university follows this plan. Because of this, some UBC
students belieye it should be adopted here.
But the Publications Board is against
this for two reasons, one practical and the
other idealistic. We can function much better if we are removed from active participation in student government. Our job is publications, not making decisions on student
problems. In our editorial columns we can
criticize or praise with a clear conscience if
we are not a party either way to council
decisions. *.
Secondly, there is no justification for an
appointed member of the Publications Board
to exercise a vote on council—to have an
active voice in student decisions—when he
represents no student group except the Publications Board. We prefer to remain a
"semi-independent body", as the constitution
so gloriously defines us.
ill  all  SeriOUSneSS   ... by Denis Blunden
• NOW THAT the first term is on the
verge of dying a slow, painful death it is
interesting to look back on the days since
September and wonder just where they
went in such a hurry.
It only seems like last
week thai, i h > freshmen
groped their w?y around the
campus, and it only seems
like last week when several
people were mauled trying
to check their coats at the
Frosh reception.
Looking back, the days
went fast. They went fast
because this university is
fortunate in having a well-
balanced social program, one in which every
student can take part and enjoy the time by
spending the money they invested in the
Alma Mater Society.
The social program is well-balanced because it contains everything from informal
parties to a major function like the Fall Ball.
Every faculty receives its fair share, if the
executives of the faculty are alive to their
It is no fault that Arts executives until
recently were not alive and were given no
responsibility. They emerged from the dark
ages of Arts spirit in fine style and if they
keep up the new policy should succeed in
making Arts students enjoy the money that
is spent on them.
Not only the small functions are planned
wisely, but also the major functions. They
are planned wisely in spite of difficulties.
It is impossible to have a dance for the uni
versity and have everyone attend, because
no hall is available to hold the 2,000 students
that go to dances. This one great difficulty,
of  space,  is  solved  by  having  a  formal
A formal function immediately cuts
down the field to approximately 1,000 students. Of this group, 800 are likely to attend,
so the problem of space is solved, and everyone is happy except the students who don't
believe in formals..
Of the students who do not possess a
tux and those who do not believe in formals,
about 50 percent wouldn't come anyway
simply because they have not got the habit.
But this leaves a fair representation of
students who would attend the major functions but do not because they don't feel like
being too conspicuous in a business suit.
For this sizeable group dress at the Fall
Ball and the Red Cross Ball should be made
optional. Those who can come formal could
still attend with the proper dignity and those
who can not beg, borrow, or steal a formal
zoot suit could come anyway.
Surely a sprinkling of business suits
would not offend the vanity of those students
who would go in formal dress to write exams
if they could get away with it.
Let us at UBC keep up with the rest
of the world, and loosen the restrictions on
formal dress. The strict formal function is
going out of date in Canada's everyday life.
The one stronghold left among the younger
set is university, and that is kept reinforced
by the vanity of 10 per cent of the students,
mostly women. The other 90 per cent don't
particularly care one way or the other.
• folderol
•   BUT MA, this isn't a shirt, it's
a piece of beaver board.
Okay,  it's a shirt, but I can't
wear it anyhow, someone spilled
cement on the cuffs.
Oh, alright,
they're supposed to be that
way, but for
gosh sakes, you
might have left
some buttons on
when you washed it, and besides the collar's
ripped off.
WeU, okay, if
you say so, but
At this point we mercifully draw
the cur,tain. The next scene takes
place a full hour later. We see
two somewhat frustrated young
men pacing quietly back and forth
on a street corner. Their usual
slouch is gone. Their collars have
seen to that.
Try relaxing comfortably in a
wing collar and see what happens
to your neck. You didn't want
that head anyhow, you never use
At last one of them speaks.
"I thought you said there'd be
a taxi here."
"Oh, don't be difficult, we've
only been here half an hour."
"By the way, how do you feel
inside that thing?"
"Well the sensation is rather hard
to describe ,but did you ever have
a board fence shoved down your
"No, not recently, but I know
what you mean."
At this point we drop the curtain
again. The next scene is half an
hour later. We see two definitely
frustrated young men pacing not
so quietly up and down the same
street corner.
A taxi drives up. One young man
faints, the other rushes over to
the door and stoops to enter. There
is a loud cracking noise. We draw
the curtain again.
Despite the protests of 66 per
cent of our readers we open the
curtain again. (At least I'm interested in what I have to say).
We see a young lady in a long
sweeping dress tripping lightly
down a flight of stairs. Behind her
is a creation in black and white,
straight from a funeral procession.
Naturally he wishes to breathe.
(Heaven only knows why.) So he
keeps his head elevated. He cannot
look down.
The dress sweeps over the stairs.
The unled feet stumble after.
The inevitable happens. It always
As they pick up the bodies we
discreetly leave and journey to a
nearby table. Here we see a young
couple partaking of a delightful
At least it should be a delightful
repast, it cost enough; but somehow it doesn't taste that way.
Can it be that the bread is dry,
and the sandwich filler, what there
is of it, tastes out of this world.
That's just where it should be.
Oh well, you can't see what
you're eating anyhow so what does
it matter. Besides, the pop is good.
At 35 cents a bottle how can it
help being good?
Now we skip over some three
hours of delightful entertainment.
Obviously everyone is happy. That
boy over there plucking at his
collar isn't uncomfortable, he's just
We come to the end of a wonderful evening. If you aren't convinced, count up what it cost you
in taxi fare, corsage, ticket, checking, drinks, etc. You'll see it must
have been a wonderful evening.
So you go home. What a finale!
Formals are fun, aren't they?
• SASKATOON, Nov. 30-(CUP)
Auditions are being held for
the University of Saskatchewan's
mammoth Variety Show which
will take place sometime in January."
The proceeds of the show will
be given to war charities and Saskatchewan will dispense with thc
numerous tag days of last year.
Suggested styles for the show
are as follows: • A straight variety
program with a college theme, a
complete vaudeville and minstrel
show, or a three-act performance
of variety, vaudeville, and minstrel.
A mixed chorus will carry the
theme of the show to a conclusion
and plans are being made to include an all-girl dancing chorus,
guitar players and a comic team.
•   THE TWO qualities that permeate the novels of Dr. A.
J. Cronin are warm-heartedness and sincerity. He achieves
them quietly, without stooping to pathos or maudlinism, probably because he is himself a sincere and warm-hearted man.
Those   qualities  were  in  great       ,^_^^____________^___
measure responsible for the success of "The Keys of the Kingdom." And they shine through
just as strongly in his new novel,
"The Green Years'' (Little,
Brown)' the story of a boy's tender years amidst alien surroundings.
Cronin has invested this story
of Hobert Shannon with a quiet
intensity that gives it a tinge of
the autobiographical, particularly
when the reader recalls that the
good doctor himself was a Scot of
Irish forebearers. Fortunately for
the reader, Cronin has thought as
a boy in chronicling Robie's career; he gives the reader an insight into the way the very young
can love and hate and suffer.
Robie was a Catholic orphan
when Mama—in reality his maternal gradnmother—came to fetch
him back from Dublin to her home
in Scotland. She was a wonder,
this rather drab, uncomplaining
little woman who had to put up
with her own strange brood, including Papa, to whom scrimping
and saving were cardinal virtues.
He had little to do with Mama's
children, dour Kate and weak-
willed Murdoch, but the oldsters,
Grandma and Grandpa, who represented both sides of the family,
played a major part In his career.
Grandma took him under her
straitlaced wing to keep him away
from Grandpa and to help him to
forget the Roman church. But it
was Grandpa, wise, understanding,
lecherous and thirsty, who gave
the bewildered youth the companionship and understanding he
It was Grandpa who helped him
become a good Catholic in the
strongly  Calvinist  town;  it  was
Grandpa who helped him get rid
of a particularly awful suit that
Grandma had made Robie, and it
was the old man who helped him
over all of the rough spots.
There came a time when his
faith deserted Robie, and when
Grandpa's moral derelictions
caused him anguish, but he found
that they were only growing pains
not at all unlike the pains that
came from his adoration of Alison
and his grief when his best friend
was killed.
"The Green Years" is rich in the
lore and anecdote of youth. It is
also rich in wonderful characters
who remain at all times credible.
But best of all is its fidelity to the
problems of boyhood which, as
Cronin well remembers, were all-
• THE story of Bernard Baruch's
life—a story still far from complete—is accurately and interestingly told In Carter Field's "Ber
nard Baruch, Park Bench Statesman"    (McGraw-Hill-Whittlesey).
Field, a veteran Washington correspondent, knows much rfbout tha
periods of time and personalities
involved in Mr. Baruch's career,
which he traces from his boyhood
days to the present, when Mr.
Baruch's council and advice still
are being sought in this World
War II—just as they were in the
first world war.
Mr. Baruch never hestyated to
describe himself as a spectacular
and he is a wealthy man, but his
immunity from becoming involved
in factional fights—within or
wthout governmental councils—is
one of his great assets.
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In Peace
• BATON ROUGE, La., November 28-(UP)—Women should
be included in a national service
program, said 27 per cent of the
Louisiana State University professors who answered a poll prepared
by the American Association of
University Professors about universal military training.
Prof. Robert J. Harris, president
of the LSU chapter of the association stated that out of 115 answers,
83 professors approved of compulsory military training with the following assumptions:
That if military training is required, it should be given at a time
when it would least interfere with
the normal education of an indK
vidua! The most appropriate time
for training would be on completion of high school but not earlier
than 17 or later than 21 years of
The training should be continu-
ous for one year under the command of the armed forces. No exceptions or forgiveness would be
The program would be broad
enough to prepare the trainee
physically, mentally, emotionally
and technically for the demands
of modern war, and legislation for
universal military training would
be come operative upon the termination of selective service.
Professors opposed to such a
measure listed as their reason prevention of another war rather than
preparation for war. It was suggested that International co-operation and elimination of nationalism
would accomplish this.
The majority of professors opposed military training for physically able young men for a portion
of the year with the remainder of
time being spent in vocational
training and general education, including where necessary a literacy
They also opposed military training for some while others engage
in work experience, vocational
training and general education.
IRC Holds Special
Meeting Tuesday
tions Club will hold a special
membership meeting Tuesday,
November 31, at 12:30 in Arts 108.
All those who are interested ln
taking part in the Club's activities
are invited to attend. A special
feature of the meeting will be a
report on the Chicago Air Conference, with discussion following.
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• BLONDE and beautiful Peggy Holt, representing Commerce, was crowned queen at the Fall Ball on Thursday.
While Les Raphael introduced Miss Holt to her subjects, the
whole Commodore, even cats, looked on in admiration with
the scintillating queen acknowledging her coronation in regal
Dean Buchanan returned this week from Washington
State College where he acted as a member of the executive
for the first Pacific North-west Conference on the Arts and
In a poll taken two weeks ago among 365 UBC students,
it was ascertained that 60% of the 365 interrogated on the
subject were in favor of allowing the Japanese to return to
our fair campus after the war providing the gov't allows the
Japs back in B.C. Highlight of the controversy came on
Friday when Dr. Black, head of the Vancouver Co-operative
Consultative Council, spoke at the university. Dr. Black
stated that a person's racial origin should not determine his
value as a citizen. He finished by saying that Japanese-baiting
in B.C. was essentially the same as Jew-baiting in Germany.
Mother Earth was rolled in little balls Thursday at the
Arts-Science debate and heaved at various speakers. . . . The
Varsity hockey team is picking up speed. Having lost their
first two games, they tied their third with the B.C.E.R., a very
fast sextet, on Sunday, November 20. Chuck McLennan is
manager of the team and Jack Varcoe has let himself in for
the coaching . . . Ken McPherson, long distance runner, kept
his last year's title at Spokane, last Thursday, finishing in
second place . . . Defeat came to the Thunderbirds at last
on Saturday, November 19, at Bellingham, when they clashed
with the Viking's from Western Washington State Teachers
College and lost 60-56.
Redshirts, 58 in number, are invading the Blood Donor
Clinic today, to proffer pure plasma. Seventy-five Artsmen,
not to be outdone, have their appointment for tomorrow. The
proposal that Artsmen attend en masse is being considered
for the next 3-month period.
Jive fans held a solid jam session in the Brock on
Thursday, November 23. This was the first in a series of
jazz sessions. Roy Lowther and Jack Cohen are president and
vice-president of the society.
This year's UBC Victory Loan objective was exceeded
by $7,032. An Honor certificate was presented to the university and is to be seen in the Administration Building.
Sinatra USA'sV'Answer
To Juvenile Crime
•   MONTREAL, November 28— (CUP)—Frankie is Amre-
ca's answer to juvenile delinquency, so he told student
reporters in an exclusive interview for the McGill daily
iast week.   -
The Swooner said he would do
all in his power to curb the rising
tide of juvenile delinquency. He
stated that he was recently in conference with Vice-President Wallace and Supreme Court Justice
Murphy who asked him to use his
influence oh America's youth in
order that some check might be
made on the apparent trend toward delinquency.
In a message to McGill students
he said that in the few years since
he had left college, Uie outlook of
the young people had considerably
changed—they have serious sides
that never existed in the minds of
young people of his college days.
Sinatra illustrated his statement
by adding that the young people
of America had made an all-out
war effort—giving up precious
time to work in war factories.
This attitude he stresses and
strongly asserts that these young
Americans should be encouraged
in their views.
Frankie said his reception in
Montreal-was magnificent, praised
Canadian hospitality and hoped
that he could appear here again.
• signboard
I#j30-VCF Meeting, Arts 206
12:30—Mussoc Meeting, App.Sc. 100
12:30—Parliamentary Forum Meeting, Double Committee Room
12:30—Engineers Undergraduate Society Meeting, App.Sc 100
12:30-3:30—Economic Honour's Seminar, Men's Executive, Brock
3:30-5:30—Home  Nursing Meeting,
Stage Room, Brock
12:30—Mussoc Meeting, App.Sc. 100
12:30-VCF Meeting, Arts 206
12:30-Totem Sales Meeting, Men's
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12:30—Faculty Association Luncheon, Dining Room, Brock.
12:30—Engineering Institute of Canada, App.Sc. 237
3:30-5:30—H o m e   Nursing,   Stage
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Little Jack Horner sat in a corner—B. O.!
• ATHENS, Ohio. When the
36th annual meeting of the National Interfraternity Conference
meets at the Hotel Commodore in
New Yoric City, November 24-25,
it will truly live up to its name as
a conference. There will be no
speakers, but the entire time of
the usual three half-day sessions,
as well as an additional meeting
on Friday evening, will be devoted to the study and discussion of
fraternity problems. For the past
year, under the direction of Chairman Leioy A. Wilson, the Execu-
tice Committee through sub com-
mittics and its own meetings, has
done an unusual amount of investigation and study concerned with
post war problems that will face
national fraternities.
A>' a result, the coming conference promises to be the most
fruitful in constructive effort in
the history of the organization.
It is expected that each of the 58
member fraternities will be represented by a full quota of delegates and alternates so that it will
have participants in the various
round table discussions which will
be under way often at the same
The program outlined is as fol
lows: Friday morning—officer and
committee reports; Friday afternoon—completion of committee reports and round-table discussions;
Friday evening—report by the Resolutions Committee presenting all
Conference resolutions, which will
then be tabled for the Saturday
morning session; Saturday morning—following action on the resolutions there will be a discussion
on ways and means of implementing the   recommendations made.
Bcause of resignations, there
have been a number of changes in
the officers of the conference, who
are now as follows: Leroy A Wilson, chairman; Verling C. Ente-
man, vice chairman; Frank E.
Mullen, corresponding secretary;
Maurice Jacobs, recording secretary; David A, Embury, treasurer;
Dean Joseph A Bursley, educational advisor; members of the
Executive Committee—class of 19-
44, Jonathan B. Hillegass, Frederick W. Ladue, Hubert M. Pot-
eat; class of 1945, Hamilton W. Baker, William H. D. Cox, John H.
Marchmont; class of 1946, William
Mather Lewis, H. Sherman Ober-
ly, Harry K. Schauffler.
Much interest at the forthcoming conference will center around
the report of the Post-War Planning Committee.   This committee,
under  the chairmanship of Verling C. Enteman, was divided into five subcommittees which have
been studying the following questions: What is flegafive in the fraternity   system  and   militates  a-
gainst   its   successful   operation?
What is positive in the fraternity
system and should be continued?
What is desirable In the fraternity
system  and  should be  included?
What part can and should the alumni plan in the fraternity system?   What  attitude  should  national  fraternities take with reference to expansion, etc.," in order
to dignify the fraternity system?
Presidents or representatives of
national fraternities met with the
committee  at  the Hotel  Commodore, September 9, for a full day
session and discussed frankly and
completely the mimeographed reports that had been prepared Dy
the subcommittees. Fifty-five persons   were   in   attendance.    The
committee planned to meet again
in October to review the discussions and make plans for the presentation   and   implementation   of
the  report at the annual conference.    Other   problems,   such   as
house    mothers    and . dormitory
competition will be considered in
the final report.
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«after exams*
• NOW THAT snow
has returned to
the North Shore hills,
skiers from Varsity's
Ski Club and Outdoor
Club are starting to
wax their skis once
more in preparation
for another winter of
zooming down snow-
covered slopes. With
a host of new members in the two clubs
this, year, work hikes
have been coming a-
long successfully. Here
are two student skiers
showing neat form as
they herring-bone up
to the top of the ski
run on Grouse Mountain.
Varsity Trounces Chiefs
For Sixth Straight Win
•   ONE OF THE toughest struggles that the UBC Thunderbirds have 'ever faced is scheduled for Thursday at noon.
The starry  'Birds  meet  the  strong  Western  Washington
Teachers team in Varsity's gym.
In their previous games the two fives have never been
more than four points apart. Last year Varsity won from
the teachers by a score of 51-49, Gordy Sykes pushing up
26 points for Varsity. The game was played in the gym on
a noon hour as Thursday's game will also be.
A week ago, the 'Birds took a trip down to Bellingham
to play against the WW team in their home gym. They were
defeated by the close score of 60-56, Sandy Robertson making
22 for Varsity.
(or men only
• THURSDAY NIGHT the Thunderbugs won another basketball game. They won because they were a better team,
not because they had any support. Whenever the opposition
scored, the gym rocked, but when we scored a dead silence
The team with all the supporters was Gibsons. Strangely enough that team comes from West Vancouver. About
the only conclusion you can draw is that the municipality of
West Van has a lot more spirit than the University of B.C.
has. Personally I think it stinks.
Every one of those supporters liyed at least an hour
away from the gym. Every one of them had to spend at
least thirty-five cents on transportation. Compared to that
the time and money it takes for a UBC student to go and
see the same game is almost absurd.
For three years now I've played in the minor leagues
and I can count the number of times that Varsity has had
supporters out on the thumbs of one hand. An explanation is
difficult to find. The brand of ball is often far better than
that you see in Senior A, and the location is central. It can't
be anything more than general student apathy.
This year's teams have an excellent record, and that of
the Thunderbugs doesn't take second rating to that of anybody else. They are the youngest team on the campus, and
although they'll probably shoot me for this, as such they
deserve the most support.
On Tuesday, December 5, they come up against their
toughest opponents. Here is the game when they really need
a little help from the sidelines. I know that they're too proud
to ask for your help but I'm not. How about coming out
and giving the kids a hand?
I can see the horrified look on some of your faces now.
Asking you to come out for an hour on a night only a week
before the exams. Good grief, I must be mad. Well, remember this, those kids have been giving up two nights a week
all through the term for you, Not one of them won't be there
to play the game. Besides that, psychologists tell you that you
get far more work done if you relax occasionally. Here's
your chance to kill two birds with one stone.
The place, King Edward Gym, at 11th and Oak, and
many of you live within walking distance of that. The time,
Tuesday, the 5th. How about it?
THE UBYSSEY, NOVEMBER 28, 1944 — Page Four
Fraternity and Sorority
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Jack and Jill went for a thrill
A'drinking rum .and porter.
They   got   so   drunk   they   did
some things
They really hadn't orter.
—Queen's Journal
The landlady brought in a plateful of extremely thin slices of
bread and butter, which rather
dismayed her hungry student
"Did you cut these, Mrs,
Brown?" asked one.
"Yes—I cut them," came the
stern reply.
"Oh,"    went   on   the   boarder.
"All  right—I'll shuffle and deal."
—Queen's Journal
Coed (preparing for exam)—Tell
ine, doe:; your history give you
any  trouble?
Room-mate (absently)—No, I
don't think anyone around here
has found out about it.
—Queen's Journal
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
Alii Phi Outfit
Leads Volleyball
• INTRAMURAL contests, the
brainchild of M. L. Van VUet,
have really prospered in the first
session of the present University
The volleyball games have been
played very successfully. In the
classy Blue League, the Engineers
and the Kappa Sigma team are
leading with nary a loss between
them. The Redshirts have taken
four and the Kappa Sigs have won
three for a perfect percentage.
In the Red League the freshman
team, Mu Phi, led by Ex-Magee-
ite Jerry Stevenson, are miles
ahead of any competition with
six wins against no losses for the
longest winning streak among the
volleyball teams.
Injuries Mar McKechnie Cup Game
Varsity Punters Turn Back Crimson Tide
• IN A. GAME packed with injuries and crushing tackles, the
Varsity Thunderbirds overwhelmed
the allegedly strong Victoria Crimson Tide, blanking them 14-0 before a shivering collection of 300
enthusiastic rugger fans.
Cagette Quintet
Defeated Again
• FAST, exciting hoop action
ended in a win for Pices, who
downed the Blue and Gold Senior
B gals, 23-18, at Chalmers' gym,
Friday night.
Pices' fast roll baffled the Varsity quintette during the opening
stanza, but the determined Students forged ahead in the second
quarter to outscore the Pices, 7-6.
The Coeds repeated the performance in the third canto, which ended 5-0 for Varsity.
The  flnal   quarter  was  the
highlight of the game. The lead
changed  hands  several times,
but the Piccadilly gals rallied
in the last few minutes and
piled up a five point lead.
Fran  Antille starred  after  her
change   from   guard   to   forward
and sank two beauts. Fran's efforts
were supported  by baskets from
Helen Matheson, Marge Watt and
a free shot sunk by Audrey Mc-
High scorer for the game was
Pices' Helen Callaghan and close to
her was her sister Marg.
Brandon, Matheson and Antille shared the Varsity laurels
with   four  points  each.   Watt
followed  closely   behind   with
three points to her credit.
Inter A's fared the same as their
big sisters at the John Oliver gym
when  they  were  downed by  the
experienced Hedlund squad, 47-11.
The first half of the game proved
a walk-over for the Wilson-coached gals, who ran up a tally of 28
points while Varsity sunk one lone
Varsity failed to score again until the third quarter when Jackie
Sherman battled through for two
counters. In the last few minutes
of the game a timely basket was
sunk by Yvette Morris, who raced
the full length of the floor to the
Hedlund's Joyce Fairweather was
top scorer with 16 points and Morris with four counters was top for
Don't Miss It!
Thursday at Noon
The Blue and Gold took advantage of Victoria's apparent susceptibility to rough weather. On
the other hand, the driving rain,
which beat down relentlessly
throughout and left the playing
field in a seething mass of mud,
suited the Varsity fifteen to the
fullest extent and enabled them to
slither through the Tide practically at will,
Fighting furiously  from tb/
klckoff,   Varsity   showed   that
they were going to waste no
time In getting right down to
the task which was before them.
After   numerous   scrums   inside
the    Tide's    five-yard    line   Bob
Croll, Varsity scrum half, passed
out    beautifully    to    five-eighths
Maury   Moyls,   who   plunged   his
way over through half the Victoria
team from the five. Hughes missed
the convert from 20 yards out.
Victoria tried valiantly to regain
their fast-diminishing spirit but
could not hold back the onrushing
students. Croll did the damage
when he galloped 10 yards for the
try after Tom McCusker carried
the ball to the five from midfleld.
Again Jim Hughes missed the convert from close range, leaving the
score at 6-0,
Varsity was somewhat stopped for the rest of the half as
Victoria turned on all the power that they could muster, but
the Blue and Gold showed that
they were not only an offensive
but also a defensive club, ln
keeping the door shut on the
hapless Reps.
Tom McCusker, who played brilliantly during the whole battle,
opened the scoring in the final half
when he picked up a loose ball and
after eluding several tacklers, went
40 yards unmolested to mount the
score to 9-0. Jim Hughes finally
found the uprights with his conversion for another two points.
Varsity was not satisfied with
simply defeating the Crimson Tide
but were out to whip them in a
decisive manner, and that is just
what they did. Croll went over
for his second try of the struggle
when he showed some brilliant
broken field running in going 30
yards through half a dozen Vies
for the final try of the game.
Hughes missed from 20 yards in
front again.
Hughes' failure to connect on
three comparatively easy converts can be explained by the
condition of the weather, making the ball hcevy and extremely slippery. Harry Kabush was tried at the kicking
duties but missed a penalty
kick in the first two minutes
of play; it was decided that
Hughes should kick from then
Joe Pegues, one of the fastest-
breaking wing forwards on the
coast, left the game ten minutes
before the end of the first half,
having a wrenched knee. However,
Joe came back to play one of the
most outstanding games of his
career, showing tremendous speed
on three-line runs and in smearing
the opposition, He went over the
line no less than three times only
to be called back each time by the
referee for various rule infractions
on the part of his teammates.
Although the Crimson Tide was
unable to penetrate the Varsity
goal line, they were definitely successful in roughing up the college
players. Late in the game, Cam
Layard had to be carried off the
field on a stretcher because of a
broken ankle. Cam was in the
game because Bob Lawson was
out with an ankle injury and had
played well up to the time of the
unfortunate break.
.Shortly before Layard was
hurt, still another Varsity player was put on the Injured list
when Al Jones received a deep
cut over his left eye. He left
the game for a short period to
have It patched up. He also
came back to help the boys
protect their shutout victory
over the once-powerful Victoria Reps.
The only bright spot on the Victoria side of the picture was the
sparkling kicking of Brian Bell-
It ving, long-distance place-kicker
and punting expert. He kept the
Varsity fifteen nearly single-handedly at bay for a great part of
the game.
On a squad where every player
was giving everything he had, the
most outstanding stars were Joe
Pegues, Maury Moyls, Blob Croll
and Tom McCusker. Moyls showed
that he is the standout at flve-
eighths in these parts by his great
individual runs.
The Blue and Gold art trail on
their way to ownership of the McKechnie Cup after their near-perfect showing on Saturday.
Thursday at Noon
Varsity's Hoopla Chiefs found
themselves in the same cage with
a deadly squad of Thunderbirds
Saturday night at the UBC gym
when they were overwhelmed by
their more experienced brothers
55-38. In the opener, five Stacy
stalwarts upset the league leading
Higbie squad 32-28 in a Senior 'B'
The feature was not as bad as
the score Indicates. The Chiefs
missed 17 free throws during the
game, the margin by which they
lost. On the other hand, the
mighty 'Birds remembered to bring
their shooting eyes with them and
didn't lose the knack ln most casts
for tha 40 solid minutes.
It began to look like the proverbial slaughter early in the game.
The score read 14-1 before the kids
got over the surprise instilled in
them by the shock troops of the
'Bird machine. By quarter-time
they had pulled up within eight
points with the score standing at
Gradually, the Chiefs began to
settle down and were rewarded for
their efforts when they managed to
outscore their opponents 13-10 to
end the half on the bottom end of
a 24-19.
It became obvious to the youngsters that they couldn't boat the
boys in ability as the big boys were
far too torrid In their shooting.
They decided to go out there and
try to capitalise on their fighting
power. About the same time, the
'Birds started to combine a Uttle
spirit with their firing power and
the situation became worse for the
Down 16 points at the three-
quarter mark, the Chiefs did everything but lie down their weapons
and die. They fought on as they
have in every battle they have
played this year. It was to no
avail however, for the big boys
showed no mercy and kept right
on pouring the ball through the
mesh in the same deadly fashion,
finishing off with a comfortable
55-38 win.
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