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The Ubyssey Oct 16, 1945

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• Canadian
e) THE CANADIAN Campus, Fall
1945, has had its face lifted.
After fllve years of acute anaemia,
College Spirit is making a fast
recovery, like the revived intercollegiate rugby teams, will soon be
In top form. There are more students on the Canadian Campus
than ever before and that means
more students planning on a BIQ
Sackvllle, N.B., October 10-
(CUP)—Campus activity at Mount
Allison University has been extended on a large scale. Proposed
new activities Include an inter-
class drama festival, a three-act
play, an opera and a French play.
The Ski Club faculties will be enlarged and student trips are planned.
Large eampus dances are as yet
Impossible'since some of the men
students ere housed in the gymnasium, but small dances are being
held in Beethoven HaU.
Academic changes include a seminar system which wiU enable
students formerly in the armed
services to enter three times a
year, in October, February and
Montreal, October 16-CCUP)-
The social season at Sir Oeorge
Williams CoUege started with a
big dance, music supplied by a
Montreal name band. This year,
as at other universities, there was
no freshman hazing.
This year for the first time in
history the frosh won the annual
frosh-upper cage tilt. Club activity
has reached a new peak; and ex-
service men are participating in aU
Montreal, October 16-(CUP)-
The keynote of McOill's post-war
campus is the re-aUocation of
classes to utilize a maximum of
academic facilities. Dawson College, 30 miles outside of Montreal,
with its 800 first year science students and commuting professors is
ajeiult.of this policy.   	
Football ralUes have been revived with the return of Intercollegiate football, and bonfire snake
dances are once more in order. The
McGUl team is scheduled to play
an exhibition game with the Montreal Hornets Oct. 16, and the first
intercoUeglate game with Western
wUl take place Oct. 80.
Toronto, October 18 —(CUP) —
Hart House Theatre will be opened
for six weeks from Nov. 1 to Dec.
13 to accommodate a fuU schedule
of campus productions.
Intercollegiate Debates have returned after an absence of five
years. The University of Toronto
Debating Union has planned three
intercoUeglate debates, the first to
be held with McGill in Montreal,
and several interfaculty contests.
The Union hopes to broadcast the
Initial debate over a national network.
An evening course in advertising and salesmanship has been opened under the Department of
University Extension in co-operation with the Advertising and
Sales Club of Toronto.
Campus clubs, with greatly  increased memberships, have planned extensive programs for  ihe
fell season.
Winnipeg, October 16- (CUP) -
Bigger and better than ever was
this year's freshie day on campus
of the University of Manitoba.
Each Freshie Queen was under
commercial sponsorship.
Academics are fairly stationary
but In order to accommodate the
enlarged enrolment, classes are being continued to 6 p.m. and the library is being opened on Saturdays.
Rugby is being instituted in the
Pubsters Gather
Today-Fete Friday
• RAY GARDNER and Evelyn
Caldwell of the Vancouver
Sun will give a combination chat
on newswriting in the Publications
office this afternoon at 3:30.
Cub reporters and editors are
requested to attend as details of
the first publications board party
are to be announced.
Lists are posted on the Pub
notice board for the nnmss of all
people wishing to attend the affair
which takes place Friday night.
Vol. xxvra
Legion Holds
Meeting Friday
To Elect Exec
• THE FIRST general meeting
this year of 'the university
branch of the Canadian Legion
wUl be held Friday, October 19 at
6:30 In Arts 100.
On the agenda ia the election of
the foUowlng executives: a first
and a second vice-president, one
of whom it is hoped wUl be a
woman student, a treasurer and
two general executive members,
In addition the formation of several committees, to deal with various aspects of Legion activity on
the campus, is planned. Included
in these committees wUl be the
Gratuities and Pensions committee, one of the 4 uties ot wnich will
be investigating the posslbUity ox
having the grants payable to ex-
service students raised.
Tony Greer, president of the
university branch of the Legion,
urges aU those who intend joining
to do so immediately so that they
may take part in electing the executive and in formulating the
policies of tha Legion for this
year. Bring your discnarge certificate to office 8 in hut 1 anytime
this week.
All those students who are not
as yet discharged from the service
are Invited to attend the general
Students Hear
Mining Dirt
• THE REGULAR annual meeting of the B.C. division, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, wiU be held October 34, 25
and 26 in Hotel Vancouver. It wiU
be attended by the president and
secretary of the institute, representatives of the Mines Department
sentatives of the Mines Departments of the Dominion and western provincial governments, and
by several national figures in the
mining industry.
Delegates from the University of
British Columbia will be Prof.
Frank A. Forward, B.A.Sc, head
of the department of Mining and
Metallurgy, and Prof. George A.
GilUes, M.Sc. Members of tha
Dawson club wUl also attend.
BIU Smith of the Vancouver
Metals Research Board, who has
been working at UBC, will present
a paper on the use of local sand
In foundary moulds.
The Importance of mineral production and the role of the engineer in post war reconversion and
rehabilitation will, no doubt, attract wide attention at this time.
Six technical sessions are scheduled, including one to be held
Jointly with the British Columbia
chapter, American Society for
Metals; two on Metallurgy, one of
which wUl take the form of a
Symposium on Fine Grinding; and
one each on Geology, Mining Methods, and Prospecting. The meeting wUl be officially opened by the
Hon. E. C. Carson, minister of
mines for British Columbia, following which reports of mining
progress in aU sections of western
Canada will be read. Two luncheons, two dinners, the annual
dance, and a social evening will
provide entertainment.
Exhausted Scribe
Discovers Hut 12
• ARE  YOU tired  of  being  a
pseudo-Pheldippides — running
from the huts behind the auditorium to the ones beside -the library, all because you don't know
the numberin system set up by
our "Walter"?
This exhausted reporter decided
to figure it out and here is the
l;dope" an it:
The huts behind the auditorium
are supposed to be numbered
from 1 to 4, while those beside tho
library arc numbered from 10 to
Mussoc  In Silk Pants
Acts "Merrie England9
•   MR. C. HADYN WILLIAMS, in his twenty-first year
as the director of Musical Society activities, has announced that this year's production would be Edward German's
opera, "Merrie England."
No. 9
This is claimed by many critics
to be the best light opera ever
written. It has gaiety, Ufe; it takes
us back to the time when gentlemen wore silken pants and ruffles
and afcordloa collars, and the women were burdened with a great
number of petticoats. In short, it
takes place ln the time of England's "Good Queen Bea." Essex
is there, and Sir Walter Raleigh
stirs things up a bit, and royal intrigue flies fast end furiously.
The Musical Society has a greater membership and better talent
than at any time in Its history. For
that reason, lt is being more ambitious than before; German's opera
is far more difficult than the Gilbert and SuUlvan performances
which the club has specialized in.
Rehearsals for the opera ere held
each week on Monday and Wednesday in AppUed Science 100 at
12:30, and on Friday in Agriculture
100. Auditions for parts in the
production wiU be based on material used in the general ensembles.
• WINNIPEG, Oct. 16 (CUP)—Thanks largely to a tremendous influx of returned men, registration at the University of Manitoba this year will set an all-time record.
While it is a little early to make any definite predictions, indications are that the bulk of tiie new students will enter the
faculty of Science.
This is only a continuation of a
trend that has been taking place
for some years now. More and
more students are seeking degrees
that give them something tangible,
degrees that seem to be sure tickets to well-paying jobs.
This swing from the humanities
to the sciences has been a source
of great concern to Arts professors at this and other universities.
Many of them feel like Wordsworth did that "the world is too
much with us," that man is neglecting himself as he becomes
more engrossed in his machines,
his inventions, and his economic
Some of the more pessimistic
cultural leaders have gone so far
as to predict that technology wlU
one day outrun reason, that man
wiU use his machines to destroy
himself and his world for ever.
Maybe they are right. In tho
dying days of the mosi . -^rriblo
war in history, our scientists unveiled a new force that, with a
few improvements, could destroy
civilization in a few minttes. The
atomic bomb has sealed the fate
of both the 'Victors ">nd the
'vanquished" of the next war.
The gigantic explosions that
levelled ■ Hiroshima and Nagasaki
should surely raise our educators
to a new level of Importance.
Once and for all, man must ba
taught to live peaceably with his
fellows, even if it means neglecting his beloved machines. The
only alternative is utter destruction.
Why then, with this situation
staring humanity ln the face, do
university students persist in turning to courses which offer training
limited to narrow technological
Maybe the fault lies ln our society; maybe we have built up a
poor set of values. We suggest
that at least part of the fault Ues
with the Arts professors, with the
high school English teachers, with
the people who are loudest ln lamenting the swing to the sciences.
They have transformed the
study of man himself into something dry, drab and uninteresting.
They have dissected Shakespeare's
plays until they have become
meaningless jumbles of Elizabethan phrases. They have surrounded
the study of history with a musty
aura of meaningless hokum.
AU students new to this University and those registered ln
second year are required to
have a physical examination.
Those who have not done so,
kindly make your appointment
for this examination IMMEDIATELY. This does not apply to
ex-service personnel who are
to report to fill out the medical
card. Do not delay; attend to
this Immediately. The Student
Health Service has moved to
Hut 2.
Perhaps the situation is not
quite this baa it Manitoba, but
this year's unbalanced registration
figures show that something definitely is wrong. It is a queer educational system that makes students more anxious to examine
the nature of inanimate objects
than to study themselves and their
fellow men.
It is high time our Arts professors got rid of the idea that they
are fighting a losing battle. They
should "sell" their courses, not by
advertising "Take Arts and make
-10,000 a year," buy by throwing
out the hokum and scholastic nonsense, by once more making the
study of man and society a vital,
absorbing thing.
—From The Manitoban*
• MR.   NORRIS,   a   provincial
electoral officer, wlU   address
aU ex-service personnel In the auditorium tomorrow, Wednesday.
He wul advise them on how they
may get on the voters' Ust If they
are not already.
This meeting Is being arranged
through the Canadian Legion on
the campus.
At Last - Meals
Without Queuing
• ANY STUDENTS who are not
in the habit of queuelng up for
their meals and are tired of doing so in the Caf can go oyer to
the Fort camp and get their meals.
AU they need to do ls buy tickets
at the bursar's office. Breakfast
ls 30 cents whUe lunch and dinner
are 35c each.
The university has been able to
provide living accommodation for
all single ex-servicemen. In fact,
Dr. G. M. Shrum has stated there
are still some vacancies for those
servicemen who may be coming
in before  Christmas.
Budding Chemists
Hear Chem 3 by PA
• STUDENT    PRAYERS    hava
been    answered.     Since    the
opening of the thirty-first session
of UBC, students who have to
take lectures in the auditorium
have been complaining about the
difficulty in hearing the lecturer.
This hardship appear to be rapidly becoming a shade of the
past. Dr. R. H. Clark lectured to
his chemistry three class in the
auditorium Monday mofning—but
he used the public address system.
Students say that it is a great
Bond Drive To
Roll Thursday
In Auditorium
• "UBC CAN GIVE the lead to
the province," stated H. Burleigh, Point Grey organiser of the
Ninth Victory Loan campaign*
"This wUl be the opportunity for
the students of UBC to lend their
enthusiastic support to Canada's
greatest Victory Loan. The buying of bonds vindicates their confidence in the future of their
Thursday at 12:30, • student
campaign to buy bonds wul be
initiated in the auditorium. Included in the program wiU be the
motion picture "HoUywood Caravan" starring such notables as
Bing Crosby, Alan Ladd, Boh
Hope, Sonny Tufts, and an address by President MacKenzie.
A victory bond booth has been
buUt near the busar's office In the
administration building where students may either obtain information or buy their bond.
"Help make your university tho
leader in the province by applying
the slogan 'Sign Your Name to
Victory' " Mr. Burleigh concluded.
Jazz Fans Hear
Birth Of Blues
was the theme of the Jazz
Society's first meeting of the year
in the Brock stage room last Friday noon.
The program was split up into
four parts. Each part highlighted
one specific section of jazz history,
The first part of the program
was a coverage of early New Orleans jaaz. It was handled by
President Ross Stroud and featured records made in tr"> oerlod
from 1920 to 1933. Sucn artists as
Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, and
Jelly RoU Morton were presented,
Gordon Harris, vice-president of
the club spoke on modern New
Orleans jazz to continue ihe program. He presented records mads
from 1940 to the present day.
Modern hot jaa was the next
section of jazz featured on the
program. Ross Stewart presented
records made in the last few years
by such artists at Ed Hall, Sid
Catlett, and others.
The last part of the program was
. modern Blues as given by secretary Alec Cowie. Slow blues
tempos of the present day were
showed by such artists as Sid
Stroud concluded the meeting by
stating that the next program
would feature Louis Armstrong's
early recordings. He also announced that membership cards
were still available.
Glee Club To Sing
At Bond Rally
• IN RESPONSE to a request
from the National War Finance
Board tho UBC Glee Club will
sing at a Bond Rally to be held
in connection with the Ninth Victory Loan. The Rally will be held
In the Bond Shell ln front of the
Post Office on November 9.
This engagement, in addition to
the Minstrel Show to be presented
at the Homecoming Ceremony in
the Auditorium on October 27, begins what promise to be a busy
year for the club.
David Holman, president of the
Musical Society, speuking on behalf of the Glee Club said that
more men are needed "so all you
fellows who like to sing, come on
up to Aud. 207 and sign up for u
good time."
Members are reminded of thj
meeting Tuesday noon in Ap Sc.
• STUDENTS WISHING to vote in the elections Wednesday will not be required to present their student passes,
it was announced by AMS treasurer Garry Miller. Their
names will be checked off against the Student Council cards
from their registration booklets.
The voting will be in the foyer of the Auditorium Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Freshmen are not eligible to
Candidates for the offices of
Sophomore Member and Coordinator of Social Activities on the
Students' Council spoke to an audience of student electors in the
Auditorium at noon Monday.
Two students, Jack Cunningham
and Dave Housser, are contesting
the election for the post of Coordinator, whUe six, Peter Graham,
Ian Greenwood, Bob Harwood, Ray
Nessen, Rosemary Hodgins, • and
Cal Whitehead are running for
Sophomore Member. Few people
Jack Cunningham, coordinator
candidate, was the first speaker.
After being introduced by his campaign manager he promised, if
elected, to further the interests of
servicemen on the campus, and to
prevent clashes in Brock Hall
bookings and in important Varsity
His opponent, Dave Housser, declared that there was "no difference" between them, as they both
belonged to the faculty of Law.
He complained that the Ubyssey
had failed to publish his platform.
Peter Graham, the first candidate for Sophomore Member of
the present council, promised
"forceful, direct representation",
with "faithful service, and success
of the Soph party". He assured
ex-servicemen that they would be
looked after, and guaranteed to
help benefit UBC as a while.
Ian Greenwood assured freshmen and sophs representation as a
member of the council, and "cooperation between the groups of ex-
servicemen". He would he declared "do all he could in everything
he undertook."
Bob Harwood expressed the opin-
that there was good athletic material among the 1st and 2nd year
students. He promised to try to
"fill even the huts with cups" for
athletic achievement. Amid loud
cheers from his pubUcity manager,
he went on to enumerate his platform, 1) promote student activities
2)"wrlng money out of you'.' for
the coming ISS Drive for destitute
students 3) More representation for
sophomores and freshmen 4) That
he did not intend to secure representation for ex-service personnel
because he does not beUeve in
"spUtting the students into factions".
Ray Nessen declared he would
"support any movement to provide
free attenadnce of civUian students." He also said he would promote good relations between council and the veterans, and endeavour to Improve conditions ot student employment and student
Rosemary Hodgins expressed the
hope that some males would vote
for her "in spite of the splendid
masculine candidates". To girls,
she promised fuU representation
on the council. She. promised to
uphold any good progressive ideas,
and "to be a good Joe-girl."
Cal Whitehead "speaking as an
ex-sailor, attributed his presence
to the discovery of atomic power
and the speedy end of the war. He
was determined to do away with
the previous "flops" of ISS week,
and to entrench himself firmly "on,
or rather around the necks of the'
council" for the good of the voters.
0 ONCE UPON A TIME there was a green room. It
wasn't a pretty shade of green, in fact, it was a pretty
damn nauseating shade of green. It had, indeed, a most depressing effect on the inmates; after a while they looked
green. Being, therefore, a bright and intelligent bunch, they
decided to paint it green. An un-nauseating, undepressing
shade of green you understand.
So came the eve and they aU
gathered, the girls with little
buckets of paint and the boys,
garbed in colorful if ill-fitting
army rompers, sporting crocks
of an internationally known brand
of dirt remover (no plug). This
product is very efficient.
Not only did it remove dirt, but
also paint, cuticle and large patches of skin.
Licking their wounds, they began to paint avidly. They painted
and they painted and, perhaps,
they may be painting yet. Who
knows? The spirit was there, tha
paint was there, but the objective
gargantuan. After several hours,
of Inspired labor they adjourned
to their make-up room which was
being kindly lent to the SPC. A
bacchean orgy of taking ln the
vitamins In a truly epicurian
manner ensued.
Refreshed and rejuvenated, they
went back to their task, undaunted by the somewhat revolting color scheme. At midnight they realized thoy should open a window,
the one that opens that is.. At
the first gulp of air, paint happiness set it. They painted the
doorframes. Then they decided
they  had  better paint the door.
Now any layman knows that to
paint only one side of a door is
hardly comme it faut, so they
painted on hardly realizing they
, were getting farther and farther
away from the original objective.
One little man has probably reached Essondale. I hope they let him
China Missionary
Addresses VCF
• MR. PERCY BROMLEY, recently returned from China,
will address the weekly Missionary program of the Varsity Chris-
tian Fellowship to be held on
Wednesday, October 17, at 12:30
noon in Arts 206. Everybody ii
They finished about 2 a.m. and
stood back to survey their efforts.
It was awful. Yes, the walls were
certainly green but so were the
chairs, the tables, the desks, the
coathangers, the loose pencils,
three heads of hair and four, pair
of feet . The bi-annual ablution
was moved ahead several month*.
The aftermath was grim. Several
of the artists were bilious, greenly
bilious, for days afterward. As
they say, good green roomers never die, thoy only paint away.
Exam Will Be
Easy Promises
• PROSPECTIVE members of
Phrateres wUl write exams on
Thursday and Friday of this week.
At noon Thursday they wUl write
in the double committee room of
the Brock building, and Friday
noon in Arts 101.
This program is designed to
weed the tares out of the wheat.
An unidentified member of Phrateres who is still pale from going
through the miU three years ago
is reported as saying that it will
be an easy exam. "Just a rapid
survey of the history of the organization," she said. Presumably
much the same exam as History
"There may be a few poems ant
hymns to be learned by heart,"
the informed continued. "But the
whole thing will be eaiy." Apparently the hymns have a chorus
which may be repeated after each
verse and the other additions to
our literature wiU more or less
rhyme to facilitate matters for
those members who are aesthetically inclined. Simplicity will be
the keynote throughout and although the pass mark has not
been revealed it will certainly not
exceed 99.44 per cent.
ii THE UBYSSEY, Tuesday, October 16, 1945, Page 2
We Shall Have Music
.  EDITORIAL PAGE  .   .   .
• COMMERCIALISM has in certain cases
in the past clamped a restraining lid on
campus spirit. An outstanding example are
former regulations imposed by the Musicians' union preventing union and non-union
student musicians from playing together at
university functions which were closed to
the general public but at which admission
was charged.
But now the union is singing another
tune and has granted union members permission to play with non-unioners at university functions provided band members are
not paid. The innovation will be good for
student morale.
Formerly, because the union did not
wish competition from groups which would
corner university business, student musicians did not organize on the campus. They
would have been able to play to their heart's
content but they couldn't play where students could hear them, with the exception
of pep meet audiences who are as appreciative of jokes about Sciencemen and freshettes as to swing music.
It has been too bad that student musicians who helped pay expenses with part-
time work in downtown orchestras could not
exchange notes with non-union members
and put their pep to work for UBC. A well-
organized band which would even have willingly played free of charge would have been
a valuable campus asset and university evening and afternoon dances would have
been less painless to organize without union
red tape and wage restrictions.
However, now thut the grief is over and
the powers that be in the union world have
allowed a university band to organize, we
should be able to plan for a full schedule of
mixers in our time budgets. Students boarding on the university campus will need extra recreation.
Those Yearly Quotas
• ONE OF THE most uncompromising attitudes to overcome here at the university is student indifference, an impassive
block separating thinking from doing.
Student enthusiasm suffers a severe attack of "rigor mortis" when activities compulsory in war years are re-established on
a voluntary understanding. Shrinkage of the
Canadian Officers Training Corps to one-
tenth of its war membership is an indication
that students, just like the butchers and
householders protesting meat rationing, are
in a control-avoiding mood.
This year, coed Red Cross work, although set up on an honor system through
sororities and women's groups, will probably
be bogged down by disinterest. It is usually
all or nothing at all with activity, especially
when supervised by students.
Red Cross work might meet with more
coed response if it were expanded to include
map-reading, motor mechanics, day nursery
work, Alexandra Neighbourhood House duties, which were all offered two years ago.
Or perhaps it might still be placed on a
compulsory place as an alternative for physical training for first and second year women. Penalty for incompletion of quota, could
be withholding of university credits.
Third and fourth year women could probably be left to operate on the honor basis.
They have already completed one or two
years of Red Cross work.
If the projected quota of Red Cross work
is not handed in this year, in spite of the efforts of the Women's Undergraduate Society, one of these two alternatives could be
followed next year.
A Religious Inpasse
National unity can never be achieved
in Canada if religious groups duel and lay
the blame for a split of nationalistic feeling
to the tenets of the other.
Destructive criticism piles up an un-
surmountable barrier of bitterness and although idealism does not seem to have paid
off in world unity yet a rational and unbiased analysis of the two "Canadian Solitudes"
is the only method by which to bring about
a meeting of Canadian peoples, politics,
problems,—and perhaps even ideals.
Universities offer the proper ground for
practical idealism and any thinking student
is mind-free from ungrounded, warped, and
destructive mass opinions which in some
cases are based on truths but are elaborated
and generalized so that they become groundless half truths of far-reaching and section-
alistic effect.
A recent speech by George Bowman to
the Varsity Christian Fellowship attacking
Catholicism and national unity has already
met with a welter of protest from Catholic
students on the campus.
It does not seem that Mr. Bowman's
speech has been free from half-truths elaborated and enlarged by prejudice.
It is never a wise plan to be a social
ostrich,—to submerge your brain in the sand
of indifference and let the rest of the world
and its problems go by,—but it is usually
much worse to watch the world go by
through prejudice-colored glasses, especially
when prejudice-free minds are sorely needed to bring an ultimate meeting of Canadian minds.
Mr. Bowman has been no credit to the
Varsity Christian Fellowship.
• stresses and strains   .... by Bruce b*w.u
0 OF ALL THE many and varied outdoor pastimes known to man the most
pointless is undoubtedly mountaineering.
How anyone can find pleasure in clambering
around on oversize granite piles is absolutely beyond the comprehension of the average
citizen. Perhaps this is why climbing has
become tiie sport of the intelligensia. Perhaps nobody else is capable of understanding it.
To all intents and purposes the climber is
a normal person once you get to know him
away from the hills. Of course he always
carries a small suitcase full of mountain
scenery photographs, but then it may be that
he once took a trip east on the CPR and
was fascinated by the Rockies.
Once the mountaineer gets to discussing
peaks he gives himself away at once. Where
any of his sea level bound cousins would be
content to make some remark like, "Isn't
that a pretty mountain," the son of the hills
is more apt to come out with something like,
"Say, look at that sheer face there. If a
fellow had good nails he could get up that
chimney easily."
He will then give a twist by squirm description of the approved manner of inching
up a cliff with nothing more substantial for
handholds than slight discolorations on the
rocks. The red stains are better than the
green ones.
When the climber gets a novice into the
mountains he is in his glory. He is always
surreptitiously glancing around looking for
steep cliffs, preferably overhangs, which he
then drags his inexperienced friend up, all
the while loudly proclaiming how much
easier this way is than the usual route. This
is one reason why there are so few mountaineers. There are other reasons, but they
are too gory for publication.
In the course of the development of the
so-called sport a host of technical terms have
been introduced into the vocabularies of the
ardent climbers. In addition to several
words imported from various languages
such as bergeschrund (translation: hole)
and crevasse (translation: another hole)
many local idioms have sprung up.
For instance, when a climber hears one
of his fellows say that there is an "interesting bit of climbing ahead" he usually calls
a halt to write out his will. This term is
applied to slopes in excess of 75 degeres
from the horizontal although under exceptional circumstances it may be applied to
slopes as gentle as 60 degrees if the surface
is smooth as a plate glass window with absolutely no handholds. "Interesting" is an
understatment. Any of the survivors will
verify that.
"Just like Granville street," is a strictly
local term which means that the trail has
a slope such that any person falling off it
will hit it again (literally) not more than
twenty yards downhill. Packing into camp
in the rain at midnight with a 75 pound pack
comes under tiie heading of "good experience."
In spite of all this, people still climb and
most of them are crazy about it. Some are
just plain crazy. There seems to be something about climbing that gets a person and
will not let go. Once the victim gets the
virus he" spends the rest of his days struggling up rocky pinnacles where even the
mountain goats seek an alternative route
just so he can have the privilege of writing
his name on a grimy piece of chocolate bar
wrapper and enclosing it in an equally
ancient tin can for posterity.
There is no rhyme or reason to mountaineering.
But it's fun.
• "ONE STUDENT was kiUed-
shot through the head—and 80
Injured when the 'civil disobedience' movement flared Into violence in Buenos Aires. Mounted
policemen charged with sabres
into a crowd of women students
from 18 to 25 years old who were
protesting against the military
givernment's recent actions, injuring one demonstrator and a man
who went to her aid."
So reads the lead of a news story
ln the McGUl d-fly of October 9,
jin the McOill Daily of October 9,
world over are stUl celeorating the
United Nations "complete victory"
over the forces of Fascism. Oo>
tober 9, 1945-in May, 1945 Argentina wm accepted as a member of
oi the United Nations at tne worla
conference in San Francisco. October 9, 1945—the forces of Faclwn
stiU at large, are foUowing the
lead of their "dead" Nazi counterparts, and are Imprisoning the
backbone of any democracy—the
university students and their professors.
The world at large lolls idly on
the merits of a hard-won victory,
smoking complacently on a rather
anaemic peace-pipe, and Fascism
is once again rearing its ugly head
ln the ugliest way possible.
Students of the University of
British Columbia scan the headlines, «and with no more than a
passing thought settle back in
more-or-less comfortable lecture
rooms and listen to the murmur of
their professors as they drone on
and on, and their lectures frequently touch the need for an
educated people to make a democracy practicable.
Students of the universities in
Argentina scurry for shelter behind the barricaded doors and windows of their dormitories, and
listen to the chatter of sub-machine guns fired by Fascist poUce,
and are driven out by tear gas to
be captured and Imprisoned by
these same tools of the government
of one of the United Nations.
WhUe the students here and
throughout North America, entering into their first post-war session, shrug these details off as
something distant and more or
less unimportant, the students In
Cuba at least take some action,
democratically, by voting a 24-
hour sympathy strike.
In sum, it is very apparent that
the students of the great democra.
cies are rather slow to help the
cause of the United Nations in
their effort to promote a truly cooperative world. In sum, It Is very
apparent that some phase of university education is lacking, for
is it not true that university education is meant, in part, to produce world-citizens?
Supposing this as true, as it has
been proclaimed time and again,
then one object of our institutions
of higher learning Is to produce international students — students
with a common bond and a mutual
feeling of concern for their fellow
students throughout the world.
After battling the forces of Fascism for six years and emerging
with a "complete" victory, it
seems rather Ironic that students
the world over have not yet
achieved this feeling of a common bond, and have not yet become truly international students.
Film Society
Screens Pictures
• THE UBC FUm Society ha3
been re-incarnated. Today there
is a free showing of films whicn
is being held In Arts 100 at 12:30.
The feature is "Campus on the
March" while the supporting program is made up of shorts and for
the feeble-minded, a cartoon.
Newman Club will hold their
next meeting in the church hall of
Our Lady's Church. 4065 W. 10
tomorrow at 8 p.m.
• LOST A pair of girl's blue
plastic framed glasses, Friday.
Please return to AMS offivec. Urgently needed. Prescription Optical Company case. Reward. (Or
phone North 1486L.)
Bewildered Coed
In Stew Over
Totem Pictures
chronic condition at
UBC, but when a freshette
goes to the Caf kitchen to be
photographed for the Totem
there is reason to wonder
whether the strain of overcrowding is shattering tender co-eds' nerves.
The freshette had ghnced hurriedly at the poster regarding appointments and when the day and
hour arrived for her to face thi
camera she recalled having seen
the word "kitchen" in large artistic letters.
Invading the Caf kitchen and
not finding what she had expected,
she visualized her classic features
posed before a pile of dishes or a
lamb stew. However, thinking tha
Totem had adopted a novel plan
for publicizing the Caf, she did
not doubt she was in the right
place. When five minutes passed
and no photographer appeared, she
explained here presence to a cook,
who, thpugh bewildered but ready
to expect anything at UBC, helped
her to search for signs of a camera man. Finally they found a
gentleman who directed the blushing co-ed to the gymnasium kitchen.
So be careful, students. Head
for the gym, you'll not find Karsch
ln the Caf!
To The Editor
Dear Madam:
I would like to clarify three
points ln the write-up of the October 12th meeting of the Pre-Med
Undergrad. Society which appeared in your Saturday issue.
1. It aUudes to Dr. MacKenzie'*
statement that the Medical faculty
"might open in 1946 or 1947," the
inference being that, on the other
hand, it might not. Ever since
the appropriation for the faculty
was passed by the government
early this year, Dr. MacKenale's
intention has been that it should
be operating in 1947, end that if
it appeared feasible to open it in
temporary quarters a year earlier,
then Intended that it should be
operating In 1946.
2. It quotes me as saying that
the Vancouver Medical Association was divided on the question
of speedy establishment. I spoke
only of the personal opinions of
several prominent doctors (who
are, of course, members of that
body) whom I haa consulted in an
effort to determine a good working policy for the Pre-Med group.
No reference was made to any decision of the Vancouver Medical
Association as a whole.
3. It states that Dr. Dolman will
make a survey of medical schoo.'s
next spring. This, too, is inaccurate. The administration hope
to have Dr. Dolman commence his
survey at the first *of the year,
and by next spring the job wUl be
finished and Dr. Dolman's complete recommendations will be in
the hands of the president.
Yours very truly,
President Pre-Med,
Undergraduate  Society.
Dear Madam:
Vague and general statements
offering offence to the cherished
convictions of a particular religious denomination is Indeed a poor
exhlbtlon of a so-called Christian
Meet." The N»wman club, representing the Catholic students oa
the campus of the unlversiy, feels
that the Editor of the Ubyssey has
shown poor taste In giving publicity to many of the statements
contained in the article "Native
Slaves, Bowman Tells -Christian
Meet" as carried in the edition of
Ubyssey, October 11th.
It is hoped that in tne future
the Ubyssey wUl he able to find
less biased and offensive material
for its articles, especially in view
of that fact that miUions of Uves
have been lost in order to preserve
Christian ideals.
Corr. Sec. of Newman Cluo
• EDITOR'S NOTE—Expressions
of opinion are offered on the
Ubyssey editorial page only. A
news story reporting details of a
speech on the campus does not
constitute endorsement of the
speaker's views by the Ubyssey
editorial board. It would seem that
the arguments of the Newman
Club arc with the speaker who
addressed the Varsity Christian
Fellowship meeting. Students have
a right to know what Is happening
on their campus.
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•  dog bites woman
•   "AS   UNIVERSITY   students,
you are the future citizens and
potential leaders of the world."
To the upperclassmen this oft-
quoted statement will doubtless
weem rather prosaic. To the frosh,
it might sound slightly impressive
It might.
No matter how it sounds, however, there is one quality abotst
this statement that has caused it
to be so universally and oft-times
Namely, it is true.
And why should it be?   What
is there about a university that
promises a rosy future of world-
conquering for its graduates?
Obviously the university student
receives some world-conquering
equipment that the not so fortunate or not so ambitious people
of the world do not receive.
Of what do these benefits consist?
Primarily and chiefly comes tha
benefit of education. Although
there is some difference of opinion
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of this matter, education is our
basic reason for being here.
This education may take many
varied forms. It may range from
a working knowledge of the 99
elements of the earth (or is it Ht)
to a working knowledge of the
cures of racial prejudice, but no
matter what it consists of, it is
an education.
Naturally there are other benefits to be received at a university.
Mainly extra-curricular, they consist of such things as social contacts, friends, ambitions, ideals, or
perhaps a knowledge of bridge
playing. They, too, are actually,
a type of education.
Another benefit we receive under the wing of our Alma Mammy
is the power of enduranoe. We
learn to endure dry lectures, long
labs, sciencemen, bus line-ups, caf
line-ups, books-store line-ups-
need I go on?
Suffice to say that at university,
you get ample opportunity to test
your powers of endurlnce.
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Nijinsky Dances Again
After Three Decades
•   THE  WORLD  thought  Nijinsky  would  never dance
again.   For more than 25 years, the world's greatest
dancer has lived in the dark night of insanity — pronounced
incurably mad.
Once he was reported dead, a victim of the Nazi policy of
executing those who suffered from mental or nervous illness.
But Vaslav Nijinsky is not dead.
And Nijinsky already has danced
again, several months ago, ln
Austrian forest, when a strange
man suddenly astounded Russian
soldiers by his sudden graceful
leaps and pirouettes.
Now Nijinsky is to dance again
in pubUc, in less than a month at
the Metropolitan opera house,
where he wiU dance the immortal
title role of Stravinsky's baUet
And when the curtain goes up
on the great MetropoUtan stage, it
wUl be the first pubUc appearance
of Nijinsky since the night over
IS years ago, when Nijinsky walked to the stage to give a recital
•t St. Morltz.
Only a few months before that
night, Nijinsky had told a friend
that he beUeved every great artist
must practice—consciously or unconsciously—etlf-hypnotlsm. And
in the weeks before that performance, Nijinsky had been studying auto-suggestion, trying to pur-
suado himself he was really th*
faun he portrayed in the fimous
dance "L'pres mid! d'un faun."
That evening he Intended to
show his audience how dances are
created by the pangs and agony
of the artist. As he walked toward the crowded hotel ballroom,
hie wife spoke to him, and Nijinsky thundered, "SUenc*. It is my
marriage with God."
He strode down the middle
•isle, walked to the stage, turned
to the audience and said:
"I wul show you how we Uve,
how we suffer, how we create."
But—instead of going Into his
masterly pirouetes, and his amazing leaps—he sat down in a chair
and silently stared at the audience.
The next day, Nijinsky was in a
mental home, and for years, he
was beUeved Incurably Insane. He
would dabble in painting pictures
of wierd butterflies, distorted
masks and feces with hjdeous bulbous eye*; untU a famed Viennese
physician improved his condition
to some extent with Insulin shock
treatments .
Many times, Nijinsky has been
csUed the man of whom the birds
are jealous. At the height ot his
greatness, he could cross a stage
in a single leap. Across Europe,
and in the great cities of the
Americas, critics proclaimed him
the greatest dancer who ever lived.
Yet off stage, Nijinsky was always a colorless man, with a pale
face, high cheekbones, and small,
sUghtly mongol eyes. But—before
his retirement—when he would
approach a stage, he became the
character he was to portray, and
his concentration upon his role
was so Intense, he seemed to walk
ln a dream.
Nijinsky'a origin is not thoroughly established, but according
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to reliable sources, his parents
were of Polish descent, and for
five generations had been dancers.
There is a story that once, an
x-ray picture was taken of hid
feet and the picture showed that
heredity had affected one of them,
giving it a partial resemblance to
that of a bird. As an observer
said at the time, "No wonder he
appears almost to fly. He is almost
a human bird."
Vaslav Nijinsky was bom on
February 28, 1890, in the southern
Russian city of Kiev. When he
was nine, he entered the Imperial
school at St. Petersburg, where bis
first teacher noticed the extraordinary development of the muscles of his legs, and his ability to
jump. When he was only 17, he
made his debut in Mozart's Don
Juan at St. Petersburg, whore he
ecUpsed all his teachers.
During his first season with the
Imperial ballet, he met Serge Die-
ghUev, the man who wag to manage his career, and bring him to
the music-loving world's attention.
After a debut ln Paris in 1911, Nijinsky danced in the cities of
Europe, and then sailed for South
America, where he married the
Hungarian Romola de Pultzky.
During world war I, he was interned ln an Austrian prison camp
where he fretted himself 1U because he couldn't dance. And it
may have been this internment
that brought on the later tragedy.
In 1111, DiaghUev managed his
release, and brought Nijinsky to
America, where he danced at the
MetropoUtan, and then went again
to South America. From Montevideo he returned—in 1917—to St.
Morltz, and to his last tragic public appearance.
More than 25 years have elapsed
since that awful evening—a generation has grown up that has never
even dared to hope it might see
the great Nijinsky dano»
But now the man Known m the
greatest dancer of aU *time is
scheduled to dance again, at the
MetropoUtan opera, sometime
within a month.
Symphony Society
Presents Sibelius
• FOR STUDENTS interested In
classical music the University
Symphonic Club presents concerts
every Monday, Wednesday an:l
Friday noon hour in the double
committee room of Brock HaU.
The programs are chosen from a
survey taken among the students
as to the music they would like to
hear. Tomorrow's program will
Include "The Swan of Tulnela"—
Sibelius, "Concerto for Violin and
Orchestra"—Brahms, and "Overture to the Magic Flute"—Mozart.
The club also plans to hold several evening concerts this year,
and to sponsor speakers who will
preview symphonies to be presented down town.
Special rates are avaUable to
club members for Vancouver Symphony concerts, and several free
tickets wUl be raffled to club
members each month. Those interested in these special club prlv-
Ueges should obtain membership
cards In the AMS office.
Left in the AMS Office. To those who
haven't already bought one we advise
you to pick up a copy immediately.
Bright and warm — that's the forecast
for this esason's "little-wool-dresses."
As always you'll love wearing them for* they
take you through your busy day and look well no
matter what the hour. Bunny wool,
Windrift and wool crepe are the fabrics,
featured in glowing colors .. festive pink, temple jade,
mandarin red, romantic violet, china gold
and many others.
16.95 and 19.95
—Dresses, Spencer's Fashion Floor
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crawl. *♦
swimming; the most difficult
part ls getting your feet wet. After
completing the first paragraph the
words flow Uke that proverbial
stream. WeU, now that we've got
our feet wet let's get right In tho
Sport on the campus appears to
be In for one of its better years.
With Canadian Football staging a
great revival and the Thunderbird
basketeers spreading their wings
to embrace the Pacific Northwest
collegiate loop as weU as the local
Intercity league, we have an excellent chance of copping some
sectional f^smplonshlps.
Ruggtr Repeats
Then, of course, there are the
ever-present English rugger fifteens who bid fair to repeat their
last season's sweep of the four
major cups put op for local competition. And given time to get
a few games under their belts,
the soccermen should put up a
good fight tor the elusive Imperial
cup which just slipped out of their
grasp last season. .
But the sport that is probably
increasing more than any other ln
student participation is hockey.
Ice hockey, we mean, not the
ever-popular women's grass hoc- .
Prairit Pucksters
With the Influx of prairie and
eastern students, hockey has
changed in one year from a minor
sport to an important part of our
student athletic program. At the
first meeting of Hockey Inc.,' u
couple of weeks ago, 60 players
signed up here for Canada's favorite winter pastime.
The stumbling block is, of
course, the lack of ice. But with
a bit of co-operation from local
hockey moguls this could, to a
certain extent, be overcome.
Lack of Leagues
After scouting around the lower
mainland, Varsity puck organizer,
BUI Buhler discovered that there
wUl be only one commercial loop
ia operation this season. That is
the New Westminster Industrial
League, comprised of five Fraser
River mUl teams. The Royal City
executives were looking for a
sixth entry to round out their
schedule, so gladly granted the
university squad's bid for a franchise.
But this means that the students
wiU have to make a round trip of
96 miles (by actual count) every
Sunday night to get in an hour of
hockey. On top of that, only a
quarter ot the total number of
men wishing to push a puck about
wUl get the chance to play under
the UBC banner.
Forum's Free
At the other end of town is the
Exhibition Forum, Vancouver's
ice palace. A group of local business men have put out an enormous amount of capital *o give
Vancouver a first class team to
play in the Pacific Coast Hockey
League. They are also sponsoring
a squad In the junior loop.
80 for three nights a week the
Forum wUl be used for hockey
end for another three evenings the
Exhibition Association wul open
the Forum for pubUc skating. That
leaves one evening per week,
Sunday, that Vancouver's home of
hockey is not being used.
Commercial hockey did weU in
Vancouver last winter. At least
weU enough to keep out of the
red ledger.   Yet this winter the
pucksters who play for fun aren't
going to get a chance to cavort.
• ALL MEMBERS of the Rowing Club are reminded they
must attend tomorrow's meeting at
12:30. Crew schedules will be
handed out and an executive and
team managers will be appointed.
Room bookings wUl be posted
on the northwest side of the quad
notice board. For any other information phone president Norn
Denkman at ALma 2771L.
University branch No. 72 of the
Canadian Legion meeting will be
held ln Arts 100 at 6:30 p.m. on
Friday, October 19, for election of
officers and regular business. AU
those who have made application,
whether or not they have received
their membershlo cards, are requested to attend.
•   TWO GRIDDERS who formerly played against each
. other in the Ontario Rugby Football Union are expected
to be a real asset to the UBC Thunderbirds when they travel
to Edmonton on October 24 to meet University of Alberta in
the first game of the Hardy Cup Series.
adversaries      —————^—————
These two former
are Dave Duncan, who did most of
his playing with the Toronto
Balmy Beaches, and Harry Marks,
who played a season with Toronto
Indians. Two years ago Marks
helped Regina Roughriders into
the Western finals against Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Duncan is a 29-year-old veteran
whose 200 pounds should tear
some big holes in the Alberta line.
Previous to playing -with the
Beaches, he lined up with McMaster university in the Ontario
Inter-coUegiate Conference,
Calling the signals for the 'Birds
wUl be Fred Joplin, a double Big
Block man who starred with the
1939 Hardy Cup winning entry.
Joplin packs 195 pounds on his rather short frame, and is the blocking expert ot the backfield.
The Varsity speed merchant is
Rex Wilson, starry baU carrying
ace of the 1941 KitsUano hlgn
school team that swept through all
opposition, including UBC. Ace
plunger on thnt Kits team was
PhU Guman, and he wUl probably
be. doing most of the Une busting
for the 'Birds,
The line is where the UBC entry
should really excel. With Here
Capozzi, Dave Duncan, Nate Kal-
ensky, Bert Horwood, and CUff
Wyatt forming the nucleus, Coach
Greg Kabat w'U turn out a forward waU averaging weS over 200
.7 *
• GRASS CUTTER—The smiling
lass pictured  above is  Mary
Ann Norton, president of the Women's   Athletic   Directorate,   and
star halfback of the Varsity grass
hockey squad, which whipped Normal, 6-0, on Saturday.
• ONCE AGAIN the popular
Trainers' Club swings Into action for another season as the
group holds Its organization meeting In Applied Science 204 tomorrow at 12:30.
The Trainers' Club consists of
sports-minded Individuals who are
interested In learning the various
tricks of training athletes. Bub-
downs and taping are the major
duties tor these experts whose line
of action takes them on tripe with
Varsity's teams.
AU those Interested In Joining
the group are reminded to attend
the meeting or to contact Rod Mc-
Rae at FR519L
Hundred Totems
Still On Sale
• OVER 100 copies of the 1945
Totem have not yet been caUed for and are now on sale in the
AMS office.
The majority of the books were
sold on a dollar down basis last
year, but those which have not
been claimed are now on sale
to the first comers. Copies are
S3.00 each.
The Totem is a 300 page pictorial record of a year of student
life at UBC, ranking wltn tne best
year books In Canada and south
of the Une. It has twice won the
All American Award of the National Schoslatic Press Association,
and was the first Canadian publication to do so.
ALL ex-Byngltes are reminded
that the Kambda Club (ex-Byng)
will not enter any teams in intramural competitions until early
next week.
Hockey Girls
Blank Normals
• UNDER   THE    coaching   of
newcomers  Isobel   Clay   and
Doc Black, Varsity's three girls'
grass hockey line-ups got off to
successful starts ln their first
games of the season at Connaught
park on Saturday.
The seniors drew first blood by
blanking the Normal School eleven, 64. The sharpshooters for
Varsity were such notable hockey
experts as Irene Pierce, captain of
the senior squad, Marg Watt, Audrey Thompson and Lorna Lang.
The other two teams, composed'
"mainly of freshettes whose positions are only temporary as yet,
and hence were playing hard to
make names for themselves, both
drew with their opponents.
The second Varsity aggregation
met and held the might of an experienced ex-Britannia squad, 0-0,
whUe the third team played a
heated 60 minutes of torrid hockey
to tie North Van Grads, 1-1.
Doc Black, coach of the seniors,
was mighty proud of 'the performance of his charges, and hopes to
have new tunics for them. However, he may have some difficulty
since, unlike men's sports, women's athletics are controlled in
their expenditures by the AMS,
Bluebirds Defeat
Varsity Soccer XI
• VARSITY'S roundball squads
suffered slightly at the hands
of their opponents Saturday as
Hastings Bluebirds squelched Varsity, 4-2 and Girardis notched a
3-1 victory over UBC.
The Varsity eleven, playing at
LarwUl park on Cambie street,
had trouble with the Bluebirds,
and the win puts the Hastings East
boys on top of the V & D soccer
loop, one point aheaa of Norvan*,
who tied Varsity last week-end.
The Norvan crew had Uttle
troulfte with their match Saturday
as they blanked the Pro-Rec
Rangers by a 4-0 score at Kerrls-
dale park.
UBC was set back on its own
grounds here on the campus as
Girardis surprised even the round-
ball moguls-by taking a 3-1 decision over the Blue and Gold to
start the season In the win column.
• FIGHT, GANG, FIGHT—Varsity Vets, p laying down at the Brockton Point Oval, took
their first triumph from Jack Bain's Ex-Britannia squad, 5-0. The victory for the ex-
service outfit puts them in a tie for third place with UBC who have also won one and
lost one. Meanwhile Vanity trimmed the UBC fifteen, to take over a tie for top spot in
the standings with Meralomas.
Bright Future
For Cricketers
active service of several former cricketers, and with the large
freshman class of this year, the
future of cricket at UBC looks
.exceptionaUy rosy.
A general meeting of the Varsity Cricket Club wUl be held on
Thursday, at 12:30, In Arts 108.
Business of the meeting wiU include election of officers and organization for winter practices in
the armouries. New and prospective members are particularly urged to attend.
During the last summer, the
Varsity cricke club enjoyed its
most successful season in some
years. Start.ng out the season in
red-hot style, the Blue and Gold
held top spot ln the Mainland
League fo rthe first half of the regular schedule, displacing the
highly touted Brockton Point and
Burrard teams.
However, the UBC aggregation
slipped to fourth place in the seven-team league during the latter
part ot the schedule. John Powell,
popular skipper, unfortunately was
forced to drop out ln June, due to
an injured knee. However, his
place was ably taken by an ex-
RCAF pilot, Jim Beard, who became a worthy addition to the
With the many additional fellows who have learned the game
while In the services, it is hoped
that a strong team can be built up.
Meeting time is at 12:30 In Arts
Tuesday, October 16, 1945
Page 4
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
Freshmen Play
Sophs Thursday
• EVER SINCE those second
year hoopers managed to edge
the Frosh cage squad In that annual Frosh-Soph classic, the freshmen have been aching tor a chance
to get back at the Sophs.
And after much bickering, the
two outfits have decided to stage
a rematch on Thursday at noon
for the benefit of all luckless
casaba fans who were unable to
squeeze Into the gym at the last
This time, the freshmen feel
capable of upsetting their seniors,
and coach Harry Kermode backs
up this feeling with the statement
that his charges are in better shape
now than they were at the last
However, Conch Ron Weber of
the Sophs Is com*"ent that his
outfit will be able to fend off the
attacks   of   the   lowly   freshmen
again, for Pat McGeer, Herb Capozzi, Bob Haas, Gerry Stevenson
and Fred Bossons have all Improved their shooting eyes.
Basketball enthusiasts are reminded to be in the gym early on
Thursday noon if they hope to
get a seat.
Meet WWC Vikingt
By Luke Moyls
• VARSITYS NEW flock of
Thunderbird cagers hit the
maple courts for their first game
of the season on Saturday, November 10, when they meet the Western Washington State Teachers'
CoUege quintet in an exhibition
contest here at the UBC gym.
Coach Bob Osborne has picked
11 hoopers to represent the Blue
and Gold in inter-collegiate competition this season. The top crew
will compete Irt the Pacific North-
•   KANGAROO MAN-Art John-
 son,   whose   galloping   antics
amaze all opposition, returns to thc
maple courts Ifor the UBC Thunderbirds this year after a year's
absence. With an uncheckable
shot, Art should have little trouble
getting back into the high-scoring
west College  loop   which   starts
early in January.
Sandy Robertson, scoring champion of last season is back alon.?
with team-mates Reg Clarkson,
Ole Bakken, Ron Weber and Pat-
Gordy Sykes and Art Johnson,
both of whom left the squad a
year ago for different reasons, are
back on the roster this year.
The rest of the crew are ex-
servicemen, and many of them
have seen action with the former
Thunderbird quintets. Ralph
"Hunk" Henderson, who was n
prisoner of war in Germany, returns to the pivot spot after five
years' absence.
Harry FrankUn captain of the
1943 club, and Harry Kermode,
another starry pivotman, are also
back on the list. Ritchie Nichol,
formerly with the Dominion championship Domino team from Victoria, completes the 11-man string.
Although the 'Birds won't start
competition ln their league until
after Christmas, they hope to stage
several outstanding pre-season ex.
hibltions here on the campus.
Their first tilt against the WWC
Vikings should prove quite a
drawing card to all of last year's
students. The Blue and Gold quintet poured on the heat to scoie
a 72-56 triumph after losing to the
Bellingham Vitamin Kids at Western Washington College, 60-56.
FoUowlng the opening tilt, the
Varsity squad hopes to entertain
Oregon State Beavers and Washington State Cougars of the Coast
Conference when these two clubs
make their pre-season tour of the
The 'Birds are also hoping for
another crack at John Warren's
Webfoots from the University of
Oregon. Although UBC lost out
by four-point margins in both of
their battles last year, they have
hopes of upsetting he Ducks this
• SHARPSHOOTER— Sandy Robertson, captain of last year's
Thunderbird hoop squad, heads
the roster again this year. Coach
Bob Osborne has picked a crew of
11 hoopers to represent the Blue    '
and Gold in inter-collegiate competition this season.
• PLAYMAKER- Though  held
scoreless throughout Saturday's
game here at UBC, Joe Pegues
was on% of the outstanding players
in the Stadium as he was in on
every scoring play when Varsity
white-washed the UBC rugger
squad to a 27-0 tune.
1945 Freshettes
Let Hair Down
• FRESHETTES of the 1945 session  are  "letting down  their
hair", "doffing sophistication", and
"forgetting about their appearance".
At least that's the opinion of
Totem photographer J. C. Walber-
er, who has been snapping the
freshman class for the past two
"The women just flounce ln, fluff
up their hair, shrug their shoulders, and say 'I guess I look all
right*," he marvels.
Mr. Walberer thinks the situation is "very odd".
"Men seem to be getting vainer
this year", he added.
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In Campus Tilt;
Vets Win 3-0
• 'THOUGH THEY have made
only two starts this season, the
Varsity rugger fifteen already
shows signs of repeating their'
last year's sweep of the local rugby situation. In fact, the only
teams likely to give them much
trouble are Meralomas and Varsity Vets.
The university numoer one
team swept through the UBC fifteen for a convincing 25-0 win to
share top spot with the Meralomas, who beat the Rowing Club,
Varsity   2 0 2
Meralomas    2 0  2
UBC   1  1  1
Vets    Ill
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11-5. MeanwhUe Varsity Vets,
slowly rounding into shape, blanked Ex-Britannia 3-0.
UBC held the strong Varslly
pack at bay for the first half, but
ln the final 30 minutes, fighting
spirit gave way to class and experience. About half way through
the opening half Bob Croll foUowed up his own kick to score the
first try. He missed tne convert
and the score stayed at 3-0 till
near the end of the period when
Crosby bulled his way over the
line from a five yard scrum. Again
the convert was missed.
The UBC defense, which had
been carrying most of the load for
the second team, fell apart and
Varsity pushed across five quick
goals, three of which were converted. Storey led thu pay-off
parade with two tries, whUe Jack
Armour, Nesbitt and Crosby each
scored one.
Although he didn't figure in the
actual scoring, Joe Pegues played
an outstanding game for Varsity,
helping out on every scum. Standout for UBC was Dave Morgan,
who was'particularly effective oa
the defense.
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