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Published Twice "Weekly by The Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
No. 31
A Canadian University  Frem
By Norman J. Altstedter
INTRODUCING   .   .   .
A new writer thle week. Aa the
fell clutch of circumstance tightens
around my throat, I relinquish thla
weekly visit with all of you poor
initial - ridden Canadian atudenta.
Stepping Into the breach for me
(and very kind of him, don't you
think?) ia Norm Altatedter, aaalatant managing editor of Tbe Varaity.
Since the Inter-University Drama
Festival at McMaster and other dramatic programa acroaa Canada are
the really important newa of the
moment (and I mean that) I thought
It would be very nice to have Norm
aay a few worda, ainee he la connected and Intimately entangled
with Toronto'a end of the Inter-
Unlveralty Festival. However, he la
writing thla column on the condition that he write nary a word about
the Inter-U. Drama Festival. Now,
isn't that silly?
■Well, see you next week,
Reuven Frank.
That clicking knitting needles, a
fireside, and the patter of little feet
are conducive to a state of Idyllic
bliss ts almost a universally accepted
fact. Although no blazing hearth is
evident in the library of University
College, in the University of Toronto, the other requisites for this
mental state are in ample evidence
there. The co-eds (and some eds, we
are secretly told) have taken up tho
"knit one, purl one" fad in a big
way. Pictures of English pub-frequenters dropping a stitch while
lifting a glass of stout, which havo
been shown in local papers, seem to
leave the girls undeterred. With
Plato's Republic propped un in front
of them, they stitch away merrily,
probably thinking alternately of the
feet of that friend in the R.C.A.F.
an'il how wrong they have been about
that word "platonlc." And if any
male seniors receive something in a
delicate shade of pink they need not
be surprised, for Barbara Waterbury,
in her fashion column in the Queen's
Journal tosses the suggestion: "Are
you planning on knitting his graduation gift?"
The din raised by thespians "treading the boards" on Canadian campl
is rapidly growing terrific. Ontario's
Inter-Varsity Drama Festival will be
no longer unique if arrangements
for a radio drama festival between
the universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia reach
completion. All three of these universities have active radio societies
which are reported ready to go into
action the moment the C.B.C. drops
its hat. It is expected that the proposed Western Canada radio drama
championships will be aired at the
end  of February.
Even the male students at the
University of Alberta are becoming
chapeau-conscious. In fact, if reports
are true, there may be some hair-
pulling over the matter. After a
"lengthy and fiery" discussion the
students' council there decided to
purchase 400 mortar boards for the
use of the Senior class at graduation. Although the plan involves an
expenditure of $800, it is expected
that the mortar boards will pay for
themselves by a fifty cent rental
charge. Opposition to the move is
being expressed in vociferous petitions, among which is a suggestion
that in place of the mortar boards
the class of '40 would be well advised
to provide a pull-motor attachment
to the class of '32's gift, which was
—of all things—a water fountain.
Bubble,   bubble,   toll  and   trouble.
One of the "classic" lectures at
the University of Toronto is delivered annually by Professor J. Satteriy on "Liquid Air." Over six hundred students, from every faculty
and college on tho campus, crowd
in to the physics lab to have apples,
celery, bananas and even dead flsh
hurled at them -and they love lt.
The  professor gives a  brief  explana-
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Lack Of Student Interest
Shown Toward Brock Bldg.
Lounges,   Clubrooms
Remain Empty as
Students Study?
Aggies See Red
Barnyarders Egg
Redshirts Into
Suing For Peace
For perhapa the flrat time in their
long and queattonable hiatory, the
onoe Invincible engineera have gone
down to defeat. Laat Tueaday noon,
the red ahirted onea were forced to
aue for peace under a barrage of
overripe eggs hurled by grinning
Flushed by victory over the
Sciencemen the preceding day, the
aoil-tillera procured a orate of egga
from their own poultry farm, and,
chanting Aggie yella and aonga, descended en masse upon a group of
the slide  rule experta.
Aa yolk after yolk splashed against
the red science sweaters, the Sons
of Science retreated in broken order.
Eggs continued to fly, and an innocent professor, caught in the melee
was forced to raise a white flag in
order  to  escape.
Then came the humblest moment
ln all the proud history of Science.
The triumphant earthmen
snatched a red engineering sweater
from the body of one of the Science
Invlnclbles. Proudly they bore it to
the Aggie trophy room and hung lt,
like an Indian scalp, beside the three
suits of Science underwear obtained
the  preceding  day.
Tt  was   too  much.
An engineering delegation sued for
peace, pleading that the entire matter be settled by arbitration. The
13th of February has been set aside
as a day of annual gloom for members  of the  Science   faculty.
Boy's Parliament
Hear Prof. Larsen
At Banquet
Twenty-flve ex-members of the
B.C. Older Boys' Parliament banqueted in the University Cafeteria
Tuesday evening and heard Professor Thorleif Larsen speak on the
subject  of  education.
Lamenting the deplorable lack of
spiritual training In our academic
system, the English professor made
numerous quotations from world
leaders in the fields of literature,
politics and Industry to ahow that
these men realize the only way to
world peace and progress is through
the application of the teachings of
Edward McBride, Premier of the
Provincial Parliament, was chairman of the program which Included
Introductions by Boya' Work Secretary Jack Ewen and an announcement of future Parliament plans by
Wilson McDufTy, Chairman of the
Parliament   Committee.
Mark Talnlcoff welcomed the
guests and Darrell Braidwood introduced Mr. Larsen.
A committee was formed to arrange for future gatherings of the
Three debates with teams from the
University of Washington are in the
offing for next week, Parliamentary
Forum officials announced yesterday.
Complete details have not yet been
arranged, but according to present
plans one U.B.C. team will travel to
Seattle and two American teams will
come here.
Bob Bonner and Arthur Fouks form
the duo which will invade the Washington campus, while Austin Delany
and Leonard Korsch will uphold the
U.B.C.'s laurels at home on the same
The Women's Literary forum team
of Barbara White and Elspeth Munro
will entertain a women's team from
Washington here the same week.
The Brock Building is open now.
It ls yours and mine, but what are
we going to do about lt?
The building Itself, in case you
have not already examined lt, ls very
comfortable and very beautiful. There
are long open halls; an enormous
lounge with furniture ranging from
nine foot chesterfields to love seats,
Just right for two; very comfortable
common rooms; and a tastefully decorated dining room. This part of the
building seems admirably calculated
to waste the students' valuable time,
but If you are going to waste lt anyway, wander over and waste it well,
The rest of the building is made up
of meeting rooms, a rehearsal room,
and other rooms necessary for student activities.
The building ls supposed to be a
centre for all student activities. The
Students' Council, the Publications
Board, the Mamooks, and the Book
Exchange are using it now. Otherwise, except for a few scattered students lounging ln the lounge, and a
foursome or so playing bridge, the
building is usually empty.
The people that should move over
right away are those scabs of the
Library—the people that enjoy long
and often hilarious conversations to
the extreme annoyance of all around.
The Caf too would be a much pleas-
unter place ln which to eat a meal if
the "dilettante" would carry on their
j.oclal activities in the new building
where there is plenty of space for
Perhaps the various rooms and
lounges are so clean and new that
the average animal of the campus ls
afraid to venture into them. Perhaps
he does not feel comfortable In a
place where he cannot be rowdy and
happy. Perhaps the building ls too far
away from  the centre of things.
Those students who have been frequenting the building so far have
been making rather a nuisance of
themselves by leaving books and
other personal belongings around in
odd places.
The rules and regulations governing the use of the building are simple
yet comprehensive. They are as follows:
Outdoor clothing must be left ln
the cloak rooms before entering
No food may be eaten ln the
building except ln the dining
No smoking except ln rooms provided with ash trays.
No furniture shall  be  moved.
No writing except in rooms provided with writing tables.
The building must be respected at
all times. Any Infringement of these
rules will be dealt with by the discipline committee.
Brilliant tenor of the Musical Society, will be heard aa Marco In the
In Old Venice
Costumes Arrive
For Musicians*
Pomp and Ceremony
Of Old Venice Lives
In Gay Production
Oay gondoliers, vivacious conta-
dine, handsome courtiers, a pompous
Duke and a haughty Duchess of
beautiful old Venice of 1750—these
personalities will appear next week
in   Vancouver.
It is a far cry from 18th century
Venice to 20th century Vancouver.
However, the Venetians are here, after
great risk of life and limb. Coming
by way of Manchester, England, the
arrivals Include the Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro, their lovely daughter, Casllda, their suite, consisting of
one servant, Lulz, and a carefree
party of gallant gondoliers and pretty
contadine. all attired in colorful costumes.
Incidentally, we forgot to mention
that the costumes have arrived sans
Ihe people who ordinarily occupy
them. As they are to be filled with
Vancouver men and women, this absence of flesh will not be noted when
the University of B. C. Musical Society presents the "Oondollers" light
opera next Thursday, Friday and
Saturday evenings at the University
Imported "from England by Watts,
Ltd., after the outbreak of hostilities
In Europe, the ship carrying the hundred odd costumes was forced to sail
through seas fraught with the dangers of submarines and sea raiders.
The officials of the Musical Society,
notably   Miss   Hattie    Staghall,    cos-
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Aggie Impudence Enrages
Sciencemen At Pep Meet
Aggies Convene at
Kerrisdale for Ball in
Barnyard Setting
The Stalwart Sons of the Boll will
stomp to the good old theme song
"Turkey ln the Straw" at the Aggie
hoe-down tonight.
Cornstalks, pumpkins and bales of
straw and hay will go to make up the
decorations, and to add to the atmosphere a stray hen or two will peck
and cluck. The walls are to be adorned with caricatures of the faculty.
Straw hats, padded breeches, overalls and hayseeds ln the hair will be
observed as the Aggies Jig and reel.
"Anyone who comes in formal attire
will have his top-hat squashed, his
tie sliced and his tails cut off,"
warned Len Zinc, president of Aggie
Little Abner and all his friends will
be there. Dr. Blythe Eagles will come
as Lonesome Polecat and it is rumored that Dr. Berry ls considering
the part of Marryln' Sam. Dr. P. A.
Boving, Grand Old Man of the Agriculture department will give prizes to
the hlcklest costume.
Those who can't stand the pace of
the toe-ttcklin' rhythms of the seven-
piece hlll-bllly orchestra can sit on
bales of hay and drink the famous
Aggie Applejack which is always
Len Zink and Doug Dougans, president of the Senior class, have thought
long and hard and have decided after
much consideration, that a few tickets may be sold to Artsmen and Sciencemen. So, don't forget—the Kerrisdale Memorial Hall, at 9:30 tonight.
Prof Suggests Campaign:
Reduce Waddle of Co-Eds
A certain professor of the Classics
Department was commending recently the clean-up campaign instituted
by the Students' Council and the
Ubyssey. Then he went on to mention
a few other campaigns for the benefit of the campus that should be
started by the Ubyssey. One of these
was a campaign to reduce the waddle
ol the campus co-ed.
This waddle, which seems to be
peculiar to this city so far as he has
been able to find out, ls aesthetically
displeasing, according to the professor. All true lovers of beauty on the
campus, ln fact throughout Vancouver, are bewailing the spread of this
physical deformity, a deformity that
if so unnecessary and so unpleasant.
The girls themselves seem to be
entirely unaware of the increasing
prevalence of the habit. When a
stranger or any man with an eye for
beauty sees one of these creatures
waddling towards him from side to
side, and chewing steadily on a wad
of gum, lt is positively repulsive to
him (especially if the face of the
creature in question resembles that
of an Indian in war paint).
Perhaps I am getting a little too
strong. But the plague is spreading
so gradually that few of the masculine element have noticed it. Something should be done before it is too
late. And that ls why I suggest a
"reduce the waddle" campaign, or
better still, an "abolish the waddle"
Some scientific department should,
I believe, set its research students to
work to discover the fundamental
causes of this waddle. From all available sources, I have been led to believe that books are the trouble. A
large number of the girls carry their
books immediately in front of them,
held there by their hands, locked
underneath the pile. With their hands
thus held in front, they cannot swing
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Aggie Exhibit
At Open House
On Grading
A campaign to make the citizens
of this province conscious of the advantages of scientific grading will
feature the agriculture section of
the  1940 "Open  House"  display.
"Buy By Grade," slogan for the
entire agriculture exhibit this year,
will be Illustrated by a display of
properly-graded pork, lamb, eggs,
seed, and  fowl.
This central theme is carried out
in a number of interesting ways
throughout the entire program now
materializing under the guidance of
Tom Anstey, Aggie '40.
A feature of this program will be
a display of a special type of alfalfa
developed   by   U.B.C.   scientists.
Inclusion of this exhibit in the
"Open House" program is symbolic
of another contribution made by
university men to the agricultural
development  of this new country.
More than a decade of research
under the direction of Dr. Paul A.
Boving and Dr. O. O. Moe will
reach a triumphant conclusion if
favourable reports are received from
testing stations throughout the country.
Plants which have reached maturity without ever seeing the good
earth will be demonstrated In the
Horticultural laboratories. Information of great importance in plant
nutrition has been gained by raising plants on pure chemical soly-
Students   of   the   Rural   Leadership
(Continued on Page 2)
Student tickets for the Wednesday, February 21, performance of the Gondoliers will be
available at the Quad Box
Office Friday and Saturday on
presentation   of   passes.
'   Pantless Heroes
Fight for Supremacy
In Third Day of War
Yesterday there was a competition
in the Auditorium.
The contest was staged between
Sclencemen In the front rows, Agglea
ln the balcony, and Ole Olson on the
platform. Each faction was trying to
see which could make the moat noise
.... Ole lost.
In fact, many students wondered
why Ole and his red sweatered musicians were on hand at all, for hla
renditions of modern danoe ballads
were drowned In the lusty faculty
yells that resounded from the massed
students who turned out to advertise
two rival social affairs: The Science
Ball and the Aggie Barn Danoe.
Artsmen, who were forgotten ln the
inter-faculty strife, stood on the _lde-
lines and chuckled, as exasperated
Sclencemen roared in Indignation at
Aggie  originality.
Engineers ducked, as live hens from
Aggie farms fluttered down from the
balcony, stronghold of the barnyard
forces. Sclencemen's faces turned
redder than their sweaters, as a straw
dummy of an engineer was suspended
In tantalizing fashion above their
heads. Charlie Nash, Science M.C,
received a rude shock when he lowered a large poster reputedly advertising the Science Ball and read tho
DANCE" in large red letters.
Maddened by the persistent irritation of the impudent farm students, ■
the redshirts streamed from the Auditorium at the close of the pep meet
and attacked the Agricultural build-
inp, from the rear. A struggling mass
cf students packed together and
fought hand to hand In the hall, as
the Aggies, using a large table as a
battering ram. attempted to eject the
enraged   Science   horde.
Trousers, shoes, shirts, etc., were
lorn from protesting battlers on either side, as each faction avenged alleged Insults to their respective escutcheons.
Climax of the battle came when
Aggies brought a nearby firehose into
play. Sciencemen, some of them
trouserless, ran for cover as the wicked nozzle sought them out.
A simple ceremony on the steps of
the building marked the end of the
war, at least for a day. Standing before a mob of interested spectators,
representatives of either side bcV'e
plunder in the shape of trousers and
other articles of clothing, and returned them to their embarrassed
In interviews with the Ubyssey, Len
Zink and Mack Buck, Aggie and Science leaders respectively, both summed up the flght ln a few well chosen:
words, "WE WON I"
Damien the Leper
Radio Drama Had
Origin Last Term
At Interview
A seed sown at a light afternoon
tea discussion last fall has taken firm
root and is now visible as a complete
bloom. The flower ls the product of
Miss Verna Mackenzie, dramatic director of the University Radio Society.
It is an accomplished radio drama
adaptation of John Farrow's book
"Damien  the  Leper".
Miss Mackenzie first thought of the
idea when she was a guest at a tea
held for Mr. Farrow and his well-
known actress-wife, Maureen O'SulHvan, here on the campus last season.
At that time, Verna received permission from Mr. Farrow to produce an
adaptation of his book on a local station. This permission ls exclusive to
the Radio Society.
The half-hour radio script which
Verna adapted will be the Radio Society's final and feature production
of the year. Casting and rehearsals
will commence on Monday of next
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Friday, February 1(i, 1940
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Two weeks have passed by since the cherished Brock Memorial Building was officially opened for use by the students and
faoulty of the University, It cannot be said, however, that tho
building has operated with a maximum of either efficiency or
Several difficulties have made themselves rnther too obvious
to be ignored by thoso in charge of the building, nnd it should
be the ardent desire of these persons to eliminate as many of the
unnecessary inconveniences in connection with the operation of
th building as is possible.
The question as to which hours of the day will find the Union
Building open, and which closed, appears to be proving a particularly obstinate one. The Students' Council submitted recommendations to the Board of Governors suggesting that the Brock Memorial Building (or could it be abbreviated to Brock Hall?) be operated on the same schedule as the Library. Were this idea approved, the building would be open in the evening until approximately
9 :45 p.m. during the week, and would be open on Saturday afternoons.
Under tho present 'scheme of things' the Union Building
closes at five o'clock in the afternoon, during the week, and at
noon on Saturdays. The objections to these hours are comparatively obvious. Many students are completely deprived of the
use of the building because they nre unable to enter it in the even-
« ing after labs, cease, or on Saturday afternoons. From the point
of view of the organization which produces this paper, the hours
are most unsuitable, and most annoying. Elaborations of this
aspect of the problem are, however, unnecessary.
The matter which demands moro careful nnd perhaps more
prompt consideration is what has been or can ho done about the
present disadvantages. The Board of Governors nt their lost
meeting received the recommendations from Students' Council
and passed it on to the Faculty Council on Student Affairs. In the
hnnds of this Committee the report still remains.
Jn tho meantime Students' Council has bravely appointed a
Committee to 'run' the Union Building,- tu approve applications
for dances, to assess rents, to supervise the functioning of the main
dance floor and so on nd infinitum. But apparently they nre unable to keep the building open after five o'clock in the afternoon,
or noon on Saturdays.
Tf it is assumed that this question will be finally decided by
the Bonrd of Governors, no action can be expected before its next
meeting on February 2l>. It is to lie hoped that the Council report
will receive the approval of the Board, liecause continuation of the
present system can hardly be received enthusiastically by the
student  body of this University.
But it is in connection with hours of operation that Ihe cost
factor must enter into any discussion of the problem. In the light
of recent (very recent) behaviour of an appreciable number of
more 'mature' students here, no other choice is open to the authorities than to insist upon a responsible person being in constant attendance whenever the Union Building is open. The additional
expense of a proctor during the period after live o'eloek or after
noon on Saturdays must be borne by someone. And who i.s able
and/or willing to pay it?
And now let us turn to another problem involving the new
building. It would appeal- that the luxurious meeting rooms
throughout the building are sadly vacant, and that few if any
oampus organisations have taken advantage of the facilities of
'Brock Hall.' Whether it be a lack of knowledge concerning the
nvaibible space in the building, or a dislike of changing meeting
plac< ■> from the other University classrooms to a new location, the
fact remains that students are in possession of new and suitably
furnished 'chambers' in which to confer. Must Council take steps
to 'popularize' the Union Building and  its contents?
Student behaviour in the building has not been quite that
•which might be expected from seekers after higher learning, although the number of students making use of the lounge and common-rooms has been so negligible as to nullify the errors of the
few individuals who have been guilty of misconduct. "Were students to rend, mark, learn and inwardly digest the rules and regulations at present governing the Union Building no further difficulties would he likely to arise. The t|uestions of conduct can be
stated briefly :
1. Chesterfields are intended for sitting on, and not for walking on, or lying ' in ';
-. Hardwood Moors are intended for walking on, not for use
sis ashtrays; (incidentally wood usually 'stains' when a cigarette
is butted on it !) ;
o.   Tables in  meeting  rooms are
purpose than  a dance floor;
4.   Card tables an- not. nor have
flame resisting, (refer- to 'ashtrays') ;
f>. Mats placed in the immediate proximity of the main doors
of tin- building were intended for" practical use rather than for
decorative  purposes ;
(>. Cloak-rooms are intended for tlie storage of outdoor garments;  chesterfields are not!;
7. In short the Union I'uibling is not the Cafeteria.
If the students on this campus would take these matters into
their consideration, and if they would give some outward sign of
responsibility for the condition of their own property, the people
in charge of the buildings of the University might feel more inclined lo place their trust in the students, and might be eager to
trive a  willing ear to the requests of student officers.
intended   for a  more practical
they over been intended to be
of Thorns
By   D.   KAHMA
(Continued   from  January  26)
In the last three columns of this
series I set out a rough criticism of
some features of Thomas Mann. . . .
Incidentally I used the topic as a
nucleus round which to let congeal
some expressions of distaste for
careless or stupid judgments on
The Incidental use of the subject
was more, pertinent than the main
theme, for it Is futile to give undivided attention to 'explaining' or
explaining away any author while
regiments of pedagogical critics
continue to hide him from the reader.
There ls not space enough to Hat
and prescribe all the literary clcer-
ones who beguile unwary novices
by offering them Cook's tours to
Parnassus and then lead them down
byways of literary mediocrity Into
a region of permanent Intellectual
frustration, But the addicts of the
more obscure doctrines of Freud and
J. B. Watson are still the most exotic of colonial fauna and my notes
on them are not complete: ...
One of the more malignant results of popular education Is the Increase of aesthetic criticism based
cn physiological data. Emerging
from their laboratories, or from
their groplngs in the primeval darkness of the Freudian womb, the latest advocates of reason and experiment come blinking out Into the
aun, and proceed to explain and disparage all- they see, ln terms of reflexes   and   reactions.
Wataon and Babbitt In the Louvre
might be expected to behave with
more or leas equal abaenoe of judgment, but while there la little reaaon
to auppose that Wataon would hesitate to Interpret Madonna Lisa in
terms of magazine illustrations, and
Florence In terms of Zenith, without making any useful comment on
difference in quality, It la quite likely that Babbitt would have good
grace enough to admit to not feeling quite at home, Psychologists,
being more aspiring than Babbitts
far outdistance them ln Irresponsible
notions about  art.
The excursions of Watsonlan psychologists into fields where the human mind is not restricted to scrutinizing white mice and searching
the works of Aescylus for a clinical
tormlnology are ludicrous enough.
But I have no bias against behaviourists and cite them only as exemplars of prejudice and confusion.
The sub-Wordsworthian defenders
of the citadels tho behaviourists besiege often display less intelligence
than their attackers. Both the belligerent forces seem quite inadequate to their task. Each upholds
a creed which seems rather forlorn
and neither seems quito sure just
what  Its  creed  is or Implies.
There are other citadels and other
besiegers, but the Wordsworthlan and
behaviourlstlc critics form two of
the most outstanding literary sects
in this locality. There are other local Manicheans too numerous to
mention. Canada Is particularly afflicted by the 'Nature' or landscape
school, whose flights Into the Anglo-
Platonic ether are symbolized by
their passionate Interest In the Dominion's geese. Phoenix and swan
have they none . . . odes extolling
the virtues of Canada Goose and dilutions for colonial consumption of
essence of nightingale are their
chief consolation and glory. If the
local scientific critics could discriminate between effective writing and
sentimental sludge, they might serve
some good purpose in attacking the
country's more obnoxious songsters.
But thoae who would sack and
ravage the sentimentalists' wind-
grieved castellos and the placid
Wordsworthiana' retreats are too
intent on storing up their own intellectual strongholds to be of any
service. But their influence over
the popular education which begot
them can do a great* deal of harm.
Intellectual tyrannies, though not
as sensational and macabre as their
political counterparts, are quite as
dangoroua. But there Is no way to
expunge thorn quickly. One can only
pronounce   them   anathema.
The Film Society is becoming
more and more of a phantom organization. There has been no showings since the beginning of this year.
The society has a very commendable object, aim and constitution
and should merit the Interest of all
students In the industry of film making.
But what Is that organization doing? Nothing. Perhaps the various language clubs could co-operate with the Film Society and present films In French and other modern languages. For each of theae
shows a very nominal toll could be
Imposed on the audience, If the
society   Is   financially   Incapacitated.
But it does seem a shame that an
organization, with auch possibilities
as the Film Society, tries to accomplish  nothing.
We took a walk through the
Brock Union Building yesterday, a
sort of sightseeing tour. The number of people making use of the
building amounted to aixty. Of
course, the other 2,440 studenta
might have been distributed between the library and classrooms,
but it did appear that atudenta juat
can't believe or can't become accustomed to the Idea that they have
a building for their very own uae
on  the campua,
Another thing about the building.
It la cloaed on Saturday afternoon,
the one time In the whole week
when there are no lecturea. Why
ahould the studenta be deprived of
the privilege of meeting, relaxing,
ohatting or even atudylng In their
own building on Saturday   afternoon?
If it ia a matter of janitor super
vialon why oouldn't the atudenta
look after the building themaelvea
that afternoon? Perhapa the Big
Blocka or aome other worthwhile
organisation could split up the duties
and be responsible for locking all
doora  at   a  certain   time.
Wouldn't it be grand to be one of
those people who can eat aa much
as they want to and still not gain
weight. . . . We think that the cactus ls the most patient thing on
earth. How would you like to wait
a hundred years or so, before you
could call yourself "grown-up". .  .
Elsie Chu set out for China after
writing the last Christmas exam in
December . . . bound for China and
the University of Hong Kong . . .
but we haven't heard if she arrived
safely or not . . . Carl Hand, graduate In Applied Science, is somewhere
in the Mediterranean . . . and enjoyed Christmas ln a climate registering
eighty or ninety lji the shade, when
any shade was in evidence. .  .  .
Jamea Sinclair, one time editor-ln-
chlef of this illustrious monument
to modern journalism, and also tin
god has been chosen aa a candidate
for Vancouver North elections . . .
he was Rhodes Scholar from here
In 1928 and ls the flrst R.S. to enter
active politics ... he enlisted ln the
air force after an Illustrious career
as secretary to the Minister of
Mines.   .   .  .
"You're the toost of all Ihe regiment. "
'Thai's because I $end the boys Sweet Capt. "
"The purest form in nhlch tobacco can be smoked."
Necessary Prestige
Necessary Economy
AU Varsity Functions
SBymour 5742
Now Playing
"Hit Girl Friday"
March off Time
'invisible Stripe."
Louia-Godoy Fight Pictures
"Gone With the Wind"
"Another Thin Man"
"Sante Fe Marshall"
Eisenhardt Speaks
Few Students
Have Perfect
Exactly 12 per cent, of U.B.C. students are in perfect physical health.
(Ed. Note: Obviously these are Science men.)
That was what Ian Eisenhardt. director of "Pro-Rec" centres for B.C.,
told a packed auditorium Friday
noon when twenty-flve young men
t-nd women leaders of the department
rave a colorful display on the stage.
Mr. Eisenhardt described the work
of his centres aa "preventive medicine", and urged more university students to take part in it. He paid tribute to the pioneer work ln the Pro-
Rec movement done by Hon. O. M.
Weir, minister of education for B.C.,
who Is a former professor at U.B.C.
The   performance   was   highlighted
by   brilliant  acrobatics  and  precision
still others far differently from ex-   f'.ymnastlcs.  Oirls'  costumes  were  expectation. I ctic and colorful, as was the perform-
To   achieve   the   completed   pattern    mice  of  Ernie  Grant as  the  tumbling
I  seem   Incapable. I Doctor of Flaws,  Provincial  chief  in-
—From   "Fancy   Free"     j - rructor     Jerry     Mathlson     was     ln
by  Carol  Coates. charge.
"Natural Hazards For
Wild Life" Subject
OF Address
Lovers of wild life will be interested in the lecture to be given under the auspices of the Vancouver
Institute on Saturday evening by
Prof. Spencer of the Department of
Zoology at the University. His subject ia "Natural Hazards,'* and will
set forth the inevitable risks and
dangers that menace Insects, fishes,
birds—every  form  of  animal  life.
Quite apart from their arch enemy, man, these creatures are exposed to a universal system of destruction, held, under natural conditions, in a rough balance. The disturbance of this balance by the extinction of any species creates problems and crlaes that affect a whole
cyclee of interlocking adjustments.
Prof. Spencer will discuss many of
theae circumstances, and so set up
a perspective view of an interdependence that is the foundation of
the  system  of  life  on  this   earth.
The lecture will be held in Room
100 of the Arts Building of the University. The chair will be taken at
8:15 by Mr. Justice Manson, President of the Institute.
What you  aay and do
are  the   pieces  of a  puzzle
I    have    tried    in    vain    to    put    t<
Some  fit  exactly,
othera Jagpfed  and  brightly colored,
refuse   position--
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Training School, now ln Vancouver
for eight weeks of Intensive training, have organized an exhibit of
clothes spun entirely from British
Columbia  wool.
Development of a pig .from the
pre-natal embryo until the time of
its birth will be shown by a series
of speciments in the Animal Pathology laboratory. In the same room,
another exhibit will show the func
tion of blood tests ln diagnosing ar.-
Imal diseases such as bangs and
Practical assistance to the farmers
of this province has been given by
tlio analysis of soil In U.B.C. laboratories. A sample analysis will be
performed at "Open House" to acquaint citizens with work of this
with a
Smart in appearance
Accurate in performance
A Challenger is always
correct everywhere
Letters To The Editor
February  12,   1940.
Editor,  the  Ubyssey,
Dear  Sir:
Through the medium of your
newspaper, we would like to thank
the one hundred fifty studenta who
turned out to the C.S.A. Conference
meeting on Saturday, both for their
interest and their co-operation In
making the best of an unfortunate
circumstance. We are sorry if we
havo caused anyone inconvenience,
but since we made application for
permission to use a room through
the routine channels, and were assured that our meeting was in order,
we don't feel responsible for the
situation which resulted. In accordance with a motion passed at the
meeting, however, we are forwarding a request to Students' Council
asktnpr permission to conclude the
meeting this week. Announcement
as to time and place will be made
Thanking you for your co-operation in making this information
Yours   truly,
Secretary,   C.S.A. Fridav. February .10, 1940
Saddle strap shoes with the durtex mendable soles are the nicest,
most comfortable footwear anyone could recommend for campus
wear . . . and Rae-Son's Mezzanine Floor has the most attractive selection we have seen for a long time . . . while visiting the shoe headquarters at 608 Granville Street this week we peered into the boxes on the
shelves and noted the colors of these saddle strappers . . . tan with
elk . . . tan or navy with white . . . and there isn't a campus costume
they won't harmonize with. . . , Two little Musical Society lasses sat
and sighed . , . 'n said that they thought the most glamorous groups
on the campus were Phi Kappa Pi men, C.O.T.C.ers . . . and Science-
men . . . they added the latter probably in deference to the red sweater
Ball . . . and if it's a pair of informal dress shoes to go with your Co-ed
Ball ensemble that has you worried . . . why pack up your books and
jot down to Rae-Son's for one of their smart new dutch boy heeled
imitation  lizard  models.   .  .  .
The Sciencemen are proud of their one and only glamour boy
. . . he dresses like an Artsman . . . and for the special knoteledge of
the Aggies , . . we have reason to believe he frequents the Electricals
dept. . . .
fi fi f>
As dainty as a flower and couldn't be prettier are the Kayser
honeysuckle spring gloves in Wilson's Hosiery Srop, 575 Granville
Street . . . the very thing to relieve the dark ensemble are these slip-on
gloves in attractive gay shades of blue petal, capri pink, and fernleaf,
a "vivant" green . . . and so reasonable at $1.00 per pair .... a second
year trackman crossed his signals the other day ... he evidently takes
out two girls of the same first name . . . but he forgot, and called up
one girl on the other's telephone number , , , as gay and exotic as its
name is the new supersilk three thread chiffon in wild orchid . . . every
thread of pure silk and will flatter the new tea frock ... or if it's
golfing you're going . . . then a pair of semi-service six thread in all
the popular shades and only eighty-nine cents a pair .... ideal for wet
weather campus walks .... remember the address ... 575 Granville
Street ....
fi f) fi
So you're one of those girls who just won't wear her heart on
her sleeve .... in fact will joke about love'n such things .... well,
Roselawn, 724 Granville Street, has the ideal corsage for you to present
to your boy on the night of the Coed Ball .... a little cluster of nuts
en nose gay .... or a perky cabbage heart surrounded by shirred
carrots .... and the prices are reasonable .... delivery Included . . .
or if you are sentimental but just don't like to be obvious about it
. . . spring blossoms reminiscent of the time of lovers, the delicate-
toned violets, tulips, hyacinths ... if he is the masterly type . . .
select a Roselawn, Marine 103_, boutoniere of snapdragon for his lapel
.... weren't Councillors thrilled when they each received dainty Valentines . . . one expressed the sentiment that "hubby's place was in the
home" .... for the sophisticated partner choose roses, orchids ($2.00),
or gardenias . . . while the nonchalent should be adorned with carnations . . . okay?    Well, call Marine 1036, and they'll satisfy you ....
fi fi fi
One campus lad is taking no chances of being a wallflower this
Coed ball . ... he "upped and asked" a senior coed .... and he's taking
her . . . how's that for a Leap year reversal ?
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If it isn't large pockets on swirling skirts of the new spring frocks
.... then it's conspicuous ones .... and the more so the better . . .
gaining popularity all over the empire and with our neighbors to the
south, are the patch pocket after the style of the officers' tunics . . .
and if you can't see the pockets a mile away, add a bright tartan lining
or medallion trimmings . , . but whatever it is . . , pockets must be
glance-compelling .... which leads us right to Lora Lee Dress Shop's
door, 2814 Granville Street, and their scads of lovely new spring frocks
at $6.95 .... youthful, vibrant and gay . . . just the thing for that
all-important Coed Ball .... a maid among (a censored number of)
men was heard to utter in the orderly room the other day, "Well! I
guess I'll be an old maid!" . . . and if your color scheme is to be
correct .... keep in mind dusty pink and blue heaven .... they're
ultra now ....
The Canadian
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A general bank buslnesa
Is transacted and accounts
of the faoulty and students
of the University of British
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Council Orders
C.S.A. Meeting
Under Braidwood
Move Necessitated
After Adjournment
Of Meet Saturday
Latest move ln the Student Council-Canadian Student Assembly dispute was made by Council this week
when lt authorized an open meeting
to be held under the chairmanship
of L. S. E. President Darrell' Braldwood to decide upon a report for the
Council regarding the C.S.A. National
Conference and to discuss plans for
continued activities of the local C.S.A.
The action was necessitated following the adjournment Saturday
of the suspended C.S.A.'s meeting
to draw up the neoeaaary report.
The meeting waa sanctioned by
Council, but waa ousted from Applied, Solenoe 100 becauae ot a misunderstanding with building authorities.
Retiring to the Arts room of the
Library to continue their business,
the studenta were again banned by
authorities ln that building. When
the assembly then gathered on the
steps of the Auditorium they were
Informed any meeting there was Illegal, so disbanded.
— Classified—
There will be a meeting of the
minor L.S.E". on Monday, February
19, at 12:30 in the Upper South Centre Committee Room of the Union
Building. All presidents of minor
clubs  are  urged to  be  present.
~A.  J. Nash.
In contrast to the Informal air of
the cafeteria, la the dignified atmosphere of the new Brock dining room.
In this new dining room, scrupulous cleanliness ls maintained. Here,
as one of the waitresses remarked,
studenU can get a "good clean cup of
tea" and faculty members can eat,
undisturbed by the clattering of the
student body.
The decorations of the Brock dining room are ln soft greens and yellows. White and green ls the colour
scheme of the chlnaware. The clean,
white cloths and the shiny newness
of the silverware is a marked contrast
to the rather Informal meal service
of the cafeteria.
Here, for forty cents, one can obtain a delicious and beautifully served
lunch which would cost a dollar elsewhere.
Le Cercle Francals will meet
Tuesday, February 13, at the home
of Dr. A. F. B. Clark. (5037 Maple
The Varsity Band will practise on
Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30 ln
the Stage Room at the upper west
ond of the Union Building, until further notice. Full attendance is requested   by   Oeorge  Glass,   president.
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lumes convenor, suffered many an
anxious moment while waiting the
arrival of this very important asset to
a musical show.
Of the costumes themselves, there
are not enough adjectives in the English language to properly describe
them. When the curtain goes up, a
kaleidoscopic pattern of many hues
and colors will flash to the audience.
At first, the general impression, before the eyes become accustomed to
the multi-colored scheme, is not unlike a surrealist painting.
In the first act, the gondolier garbs
with their tassel caps, striped, wide-
collared shirts and tight-fitting velvet pantaloons attached to the knee-
length stockings, stand out in contrast to the wide billowy skirts covering several petticoats of the Venetian womanhood. Taffeta, satin and
georgettes woven into the variegated
colors of turquoise blue, royal purple,
white, red and green, are prominent
Items ln  the female attire.
The second act of "Oondollers" is
remarkable for the splendour of the
costumes. The royal party and the
ducal group are attired ln resplendent
robes and gowns of velvet and satin.
Powdered white wigs adorn the cran-
lums of the men and lace cravats
and sleeves add to the aristocratic
mien. The women have now become
courtly ladies and bask in the glories
of hoop skirts, superfluous petticoats
and unnecessary colours.
Costumes to fit the libretto—gay,
lively, sparkling. Is the goal to strive
for ln this type of work.
The Musical Society costuming of
"Gondoliers" ls as close a facsimile
of the Immortal D'Oyly Carte Ollbert
and Sullivan as can be produced.
Sport Smart
During the past two weeks, dozens
of new science sweaters have appeared on the campus. As the vibrant scarlet hits their optic nervea,
Artsmen and Aggies ask the eternal
question, "Why do Sclencemen wear
An answer may be found in the
January, 1940, issue of the Reader's
Digest. An artlole on the psychological affect of color states that the
wearing of red makes men strong
and dynamic. Why do the Moun-
tles always get their man? The red
coata make them irrealatable. Courage from a scarlet shirt will seep
right into the skin.
Science sweaters are successora to
tho aclence shirts and science bowlers of earlier classes. ' The shirts
were made of a stiff scarlet material, of the durability of cast iron.
One member of Science '31 is still
wearing his.
The history of the bowlers may
be traced back to Victoria College.
A Viotorla store sold a window-full
of bowler hats at wholesale prices
to the college studenta, who painted
them in loud colora and wore them
around the campua.
From Victoria the bowler hat
movement spread to the U.B.C,
where It found ardent disciples in
the Engineers. Huge quantities of
Ill-fitting bowlera were bought and
painted aclenoe red. Unfortunately
the paint waa of a rather poor quality, with the reault that whenever a
Scienceman removed hla hat, a line
of acarlet waa visible on hla forehead.
The bowlera reached the peak of
their popularity In 1980. In the
following year they aunk Into oblivion, but In 1938 one of the moving
powers ln the aclence olaaa delved
Into ancient hlatory and reappeared
with the atory of the hats, That year
they appeared again on the campua.
Now, once more they have been
diacarded, thla time In favor of the
more natty red aweatera. For, after
all, why wear an oversize hat to
attract attention to one's manly
form, when a acarlet sweater will do
the  Job ao  much  better?
Why is a Scienceman? "Why
is an Artsman?
Both are at the University to
improve their own education and
to improve their relations with
their communities. People are
ull too ready to jump on a
Scienceman with the accusation that
he is only learning to Juggle figures
and hence can be of no benefit to
Society. An Artsman studies the
languages, history, and economics to
develop that essence of culture—the
ability to associate with his fellow
beings ln harmony and wtth mutual
Is not a student of the Engineering arts working towards the aame
end? The development of culture
leads to good citizenship, and that
Is what an engineer trains for in hla
University years. Some people fall
to appreciate the value of courses ln
Bnglish and Engineering Economics
given In the Faculty of Applied
They, furthermore, fall to realize that an engineering graduate
la primarily a citizen and that the
abler he la to read and write English well, and to understand the
aoclal and economic problems ln
hla community, the better citizen
he wUl be.
I firmly believe that the engineer
from the Unlveralty of Britiah Col
umbia will be of as much uae to hta
community aa any Artsman. If a
given amount of power can be developed by totally different machines, so can the end of a University
Education be achieved by totally different couraes.
Sciencemen, realizing their *v.t_i_
posltlon as citizens of a community,
work all the harder to fit ln their
courses in an organized way. They
also get the habit of organizing
other things.
Henee   Artsmen   are   sometimes
surprlaed to hear that the Soienoemen are making a lot of noise all
at   once   about   aomethlng.   However, they fall to realize that they,
themselves,    are    alwaya    making
some nolae at different times about
If   only  some   people   had  not  recently made a big noise over nothing there would not have been auoh
disgustingly  false  acouaatlona  levelled   at   groupa  and   Individuals  who
were    not    responsible    for    things
which never happened. In these days
more   people   are  trained   to   think;
but    it    is    unfortunate   that   some
people are not trained to think more.
Yes—engineers take life fairly
seriously—all popular misoonoeptlons
to the contrary. That Is why we are
putting out this gaudy sheet.
It is not a habit—it Is relaxation.
V. o. u.
Church Service: Weat Point Grey
Baptist Church, corner Sasamat and
11th. Time: Sunday, February 18,
7:30 p.m. Subject: "Everyman's
Quest." Speaker: Mr. Stanley Gaudin.
Women's Fireside: At 1626 Trafalgar St.. Sunday. February 18, 3:30
Friday Speaker: Miss Bel/a Atkinson, Woman Secretary of the
V.C.IT. In British Columbia. Arta
205  at   12:45  today.
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tion of the manufacture of "liquid
air," then launches into a spectacular display of its properties, shocking the audience by drinking some
of the "air" and blowing out thick
white fumes. But the piece de resistance is the freezing of a dead fish
which the professor promptly hurls
at  the  gaping  students.
The boys who hang around the
McMaster Silhouette editorial office
are looking a little wild-eyed at present. They walked Into the place the
other day and to their amazement
found a large muskrat musing over
the flies of the paper. The mystery
concerning the creature's entrance
is quite baffling for the windows are
six feet above the floor and the doors
were all locked. An enterprising
editor tried to scoop it up between
two pieces of cardboard, but as this
did not work he fearlessly tossed a
wire basket over the Intruder, leav
ing it to ponder awhile. The prob
lem became even more complex
when the editor returned to find that
the muskrat had vanished. We are
Informed that this is about the
tenth visit the Silhouette office has
had thia year from the little four-
footed  creatures.  All  very  strange.
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their arms, and so instead swing their
hips (or whatever lt ls that makes
them waddle). No boy ever carries
his books in that way, and very few
boys waddle.
The only way to reduce waddling
is, first, to get the girls to adopt a
new method of carrying books. Perhaps all the boys should co-operate
in buying them small bass for their
books. The second method is to persuade the girls to walk Indian fashion—one foot ln front of the other
with the toes pointing straight ahead.
This makes for ease and grace in
walking, and the woman who walks
in such a manner seems to be "walking  to invisible music."
I hope I have not offended the
feminine element of the campus. I
am afraid that if my name should
leak out, I would be lost. But we
boys do want the co-eds to look their
best. I admit that we are a poor looking bunch on the average, but after
all,   our  looks   do  not   matter   nearly
Maury Van Vliet's boxing class haa
now risen to the state of a boxing
club, now that the squared circle ls
complete ln the stadium.
The new ring ls Just what the campus boxers and wrestlers have needed, and from now on, training facilities will be available at all times.
Blue and Gold bashers can now
gain real experience right on the
campus, and don't be surprised that
If before long, the Varaity Thunderbird Boxing Club gains prominence
in local amateur boxing circles.
Most colleges feature boxing and
wrestling on their intramural schedule. The addition of these tourneys
would doubtless add plenty of colour
to  the lnter-class competition.
Lost: A small gold signet ring—Initials P.M.R. Please return to Mr.
Horn's  Office.
Willie, Just a trifle mean,
Steeped himself ln gasoline—
Struck a match; then Maw told Paw
"Brightest boy I ever saw."
The Sheaf.
so much as do those of the girls, as
a currently popular song affirms.
In this campaign, I hope we will be
able to enlist the support of the Students' Council, the fraternities and
the sororities, the C.S.A., and other
public spirited organizations. Perhaps
we should have tags to pin on the
worst offenders. Any volunteer to do
the tagging?
Soccer and basketball are the current competitions ln which claaaea
are Indulging, In the struggle for Intramural supremacy.
A crucial hoop contest will be staged at noon today when the Eddys and
Aggys tangle on the basketball floor.
Soccer'games are being held every
Tuesday and Thursday noon, next
Tuesday's roundball klok-fest will
feature the Sophomores versus Science 43.
New to inter-class competition this
year wlA be a softball tournament.
Brand new equipment for this event
has already been purchased and the
intramural committee waits only for
suitable weather, before posting the
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Varsity vs. U.B.C.
Stadium, 3:00 p.m.
Big Basketball Game
Varsity vs. Stacy
V. A. C. Gym
Special Reporters 'Up
Over Proposed Battle
VC^ith Airforce Aces
Feb. 23rd Set Aside as Gala Nite at
Forum as Varsity Puck Chasers
Clash with Flying Five
Three members of the local sporting fraternity were given the
thrill of their youthful lives on Wednesday afternoon, when for
an hour and a half they were the guests of Squadron-Loader
Mawdsley, No. 4 B.B. Squadron, R.C.A.F. Dives, banks, wheels,
stalls, well, maybe we had better start from the beginning, for you
see it all started this way. Maury Van Vliet, Gordon Macfarlane
and Jim Harmer were invited to partake of Air Force food at the
bequest of Flying Officer Ted Charleton (former Varsityite) in
order to complete the preliminary manoeuvers of preparation for
the impending hocky game between the "Eagles from Jericho"
and  the   "Thunderbirda   from   Point ~	
Orey." What a battle that will be
when theae two squadrons claah—
next Friday night by the way—but
more of that later.
Aa our three worthlea atowed
away their portion of "flying food"
ln the Officers' Mess, surrounded by
captaina, squadron-leaders, and commodores, ln strides the hero of the
day — Squadron-Leader Mawdsley.
Follows Introductions all around by
Frank Fredrlckaon, the flyera' coach,
and hlmaelf a pilot in the last war.
Incidentally Frank will probably be
the only hockey coach who can
boast of running two teams simultaneously as he will do next Friday
Our hero chanced to drop the remark that it was a line day, and
that he was going "upstairs" for a
while—would you like to have a
"flip?" Needless to say the business of
the day was despatched with faster
than Flying Officer Charleton could
say "scotch and." By the time the
three gentlemen recovered from their
surprise a launch was conveying
them towards a stately Stranraer,
largest of the local flying craft.
After stowing three Vlckers machine
guns aboard the huge ship (there
were twelve men on this flying fortress) she began to taxi up and down
the bay. All this while a second
bomber was following ln her wake,
and In the forward gun turret a man
was focusing a camera on the first
ship. As was later found out this
was not for the purpose of proving
that the "Thunderbird has wings,"
but  for  the  next   Installment  of  the
The presentation of "The Gondoliers" by the Musical Society
next week will be a truly enjoyable event. The company Is
truly well balanced.
You'll agree there's real pleasure In driving your own ear-
when the tank is full of Home
Gas. It is a balanced gas—giving quick starting, smooth power and extra mileage.
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Shown above in one section of tho Trophy Case, lodged ln the
basement of the Library. Pictured In pristine splendor are the spoils
of this year's championship Canadian Football team. In the middle,
Is the huge Upton Trophy, won this year for the third time. To tho
right of it ls the Seaforths Cup, awarded to the teum together with the
Lipton Trophy as reward for the Collegians undefeated season; while
to the left Is the historic Hardy Cup, emblamatlc of Western Intercollegiate  supremacy.
Friday, February l(i, 1940
Our non-utilized and sadly neglected dungeon de luxe, 3400 square
feet resting ln the lower regions of
the Stadium, has at last been unearthed (and we mean that literally)
as a superb place for the bold bruisers of the Oampus to cavort at fisticuffs. In short, seekers of olaret and
patrons of the great god Core now
have an excellent boxing ring to pursue their legalized slaughter.
Most of the credit for this accomplishment la due to our hard-working
Physical Instructor, Maury Van Vllet,
who haa Intrigued, propagandanlied
and, In general, hustled the Idea
along until It has reaulted In the erection of the aforementioned structure,
an elegant edifice equipped with all
the accessories located on standard
This is the flrst step ln the formation of the Stadium basement Into a
well-equipped recreation centre. We
have got the room, now all we need
are   the  facilities.
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Next Friday, the twenty-third, the
Ice Hockey fans on the Campus will
be treated to a real show when the
Varsity lads, not officially organized
as a team, will turn out at the Forum
against the Airforce lads. At last
year's tilt, a total of three thousand
human beings, six dogs, and one other science man. turned out ln full
glory to witness tlie fracas, and they
wore treated to the additional delight
( ? i of listening to the sweet strains
of a brass band into the bargain.
Seriously, though, the contest
should be a good one to take ln. as
the Varsity team will be sporting such
stalwarts as Austin Frith, Jim Harmer, Don Prlckett, Jack MoxOn, Ed
Benson and Ted Stevenson, and they
"March   of   Time."    *
Some  difficulty was encountered
when   hundreds   of   gulls   disputed
the right of way with the big ship,
but by some nice broken sky flying
the   Squadron-Leader   managed   to
avoid the attackers. In a shake or
two Bowen Island appeared about
the  size  of  a   recaltrltant   student
under a Sedgwlcklan atare and the
whole panorama was unfolded  beneath. Darned If It didn't look Juat
like  one of those pictures  you  see
taken from an airplane.
But the fun was only starting, for
the  aeronautical  facsimile" of "battle
stations" was given and the big ship
was     immediately    converted    to    a
floating   arsenal   with   guns   bristling
from   all   vantage   points.   And   then
the   reason   for   the   sudden   activity
appeared ln the form of three Blackburn    "Sharks"   who   began   to   lash
the  ether  to a  lather  all  around  us.
Half   an   hour   sufficed   to   fill   them
full of theoretical lead, during which
time   the   "March   of   Time"   chappie
continued   to  grind   away,   recording
the   hectic    battle    for    future    reference.
In the midst of the fight the midships gunner shouts down, "Hand
me a magazine." "My Gawd, what
time to start reading," says Maury
thinking of the few thousand feet
between us and Mr. Howe's Sound.
The real thrill came however when
each of the passengers was allowed
to make a landing. By means of the
dual coiftrol Squadron-Leader Mawdsley was able to keep the big ship
under control while each of the
rookies, who immediately self-assumed the rank of Fifth Assistant
Provisional Flying Officers, brought
the Stranraer down on the waters of
the Bay. No better Instructor could
be had for the same Squadron L.
ls rated tops as a flyer, and the way
he handled that "flying bathtub" was
ample   evidence.
Sorrowfully the three fledglings
boarded the launch again and although their stomachs were a mite
unstable from the sudden banks and
dives   experienced  all   agreed   it   waa
Crucial Series For
As Soccermen, Cagers
Those 11 men under the Coaching
Eye of Charlie Hltchens, the soccer
team, face their toughest assignment
of the year on Saturday, when they
tackle the league-leading Kerrisdale
squad on the Upper Field.
The Students are four points behind the Kerries, but have one more
game to play than they do. Consequently, a win tomorrow will push
them up right behind the leaders and
ln line to tie them the following week
with a win from South Van.
"All out" will be the round bailers' cry, as they make their bid for
a league championship. Conceded
little chance of even finishing in
the money at the first of the year,
the Studes are now proving to be
the fastest developing young squad
ln the city.
They lost four men at the flrst of
tills term to the Exam bug-a-boo but,
with several young soccerites up from
the Junior League, have been showing their heels to the best of them.
It has been so long since any Silverware from the Soccer fraternity
graced the shelf of the Trophy Case,
that undergrads had almost forgotten
about the association game. That ls,
until this year, when they developed
perhaps the best balanced team since
the late 20's. (Duck boys, here come
the soccer grads).
Student support of the game has
been picking up of late and the round
bailers are anxious for a big crowd
for   their   game   tomorrow.
On Spot
really  a  memorable   afternoon.
What does It all mean?—just this
—a gala Air Force-Varsity night at
the Exhibition Forum on Friday.
February 23. Hockey—Figure Skating—Two bands, in short fun and
frolic  for all.
All the chips wtll be on the table
Saturday night as the Senior Basketballers go gunning for a play-off
berth. And there'll be spirit aplenty
for they muat trounce Stacy's, while
the Maple Leafs are taking the measure of Angelus, to grasp a hold on
that third spot in league standings.
Undergoing a grueling training
grind during the last few days, the
collegiate cage crew are determined
to beat the Shoemen with superior
conditioning, exploding all over the
court, and then whipping through
the befuddled, and fatigued Foot-
fitters for baskets.
They're also praying that the
Leafs have an 'on-nlght' to scuttle
Coley Hall's Angelus Ave. For If
the Leafs win, and Varsity takes
Stacy's, then the Studenta will be
tied with the Angela for third
The Collegians have looked woefully weak in their laat two atarts,
and are only even money to take the
Shoemen. Last Friday, they were
forced Into overtime by the cellar-
dwelling Adanac five, before coming
from behind to nose out the Yellow-
shirts   by   one   point.
And, too, the game before that,
the Leafs had blocked them silly,
running circles around them for a
big win that made the Blue and
Gold look like a second division
Now, however, the cagers feel that
they've got all the bad ball out of
their system and are ready to go to
town in a big way. Saturday night
at the V.A.C. gym (that's the one
with all the pillars), and a good
turn-out  will  help  the  boys   along.
Varsity va. Ubeecees
Frosh vs. Engineers
Varsity vs. Kerries
Upper   Held.
Varaity   vs.   Stacy's
Leafs  vs.   Angelus
V.A.C. Gym  7:45 p.m.
will give the Wlngmen a stiff battle.
* >!i O
Last Wednesday night the Fraternities of the Campus staged a round
robin basketbnll series, and after a
bitter and Intense struggle, the Fijls
emerged victorious over the Phi Kaps
bj the slim edge of one point. Six of
tlie Fraternities were represented at
the meet, the other four being slightly indisposed and still slightly more
out of condition.
Also slightly out of condition were
those frats who did manage to struggle out to the contest, and some of
the men who proceeded to the Qym
under their steam were compelled to
find other means of locomotion to get
back down  to the Oeorgla.
Co-Ed Sports
—By Gerry Armstrong
Our Senior A Basketball quintette
found that it takes more than an
out-of-town game to liven things up
a bit. In last Friday's second game of
the five-game play-offs they suffered
defeat in what proved a virtual free-
With Westerns now two games
ahead, the co-eds must win tonight
to stay ln the championship running.
And there i.s no reason why they
shouldn't—Jean Eckhardt will be back
and stalwarts Jean Thompson, Ruth
Wilson and Aclrienne Collins will be
right   in   there.
Incidentally, Jean Eckhardt reached the semi-finals and Ruth Seldon
the finals of the recent Pacific Northwest Badminton Tournament.
Miss Moore earnestly solicits the
support of all girls Interested In the
Open House Display. There will be
dancing rhythmics, form work, and
mixed games. So let's show the outside world our college spirit!
A COUPLE OF KIDS homework . . and correct
lighting: to make the task so much easier. 20 30
toot candles of light arc needed for ordinary study
work, 50 100 for fine work. Have your home lighting
measured  scientifically  by  light  meter.    SEy.  5151.


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