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The Ubyssey Sep 28, 1944

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 Brock Bulges As
Frosh Welcomed
•   UBC's record-breaking class of '48 continued to shatter
campus tradition at the Frosh Reception Tuesday night,
when so many of them turned out that the new president,
Dr. Norman MacKenzie was unable to welcome them all.
The   Brock   was   bulging      	
Is There A Freshman In The House?
with a crowd of twelve hundred frosh and upperclassmen,
who wedged themselves into
the hall to dance to the music
of Dal Richards' orchestra.
304 dollars were taken in at
the door.
Over half the freshmen had been
Introduced to Dr. MacKenzie when
members of the student's council
decided to stop the ceremony so
that the remaining students would
have time to dance.
The end of the initiation for the
Frosh who did take part In the
ceremony was marked by a ritual
in which they removed their regalia and placed it on a model of
UBC's famous cairn which commemorates the march of the class
of '32.
Faculty members who welcomed
the freshmen were: Dr. and Mrs.
MacKenzie, Dean and Mrs. J. N.
Finlayson, Dean F. M. Clement,
Dean M. D. Mawdsley, and Walter H. Gage.
Returned Vets'
•   VETERANS of this war met Tuesday to organize the
Canadian University Returned Men's Association, the
first of its kind on any Canadian campus.	
Plans were drawn up under the %
•   LONDON,   Sept.   28—
(BUP)—The   end   has
been written to one of the
most gallant chapters in the
history of war.
The sky-troops who fought for
almost a week and a half against
overwhelming odds have been
forced to give up their bridgehead
at Arnhem across the Rhine River
Holland.   The evacuation  was
direction of President Bernard
Weston. The organization alms to
co-operate with other students
and keep as its chief objective the
readjustment of veterans Into civilian life.
CURMA Intends to supply guidance in choice of courses and occupations. It is in communication
wtyh other universities in Canada
and in several of the Western
States with a view to the establishment of similar organizations
on other campuses.
A series of vocational talks given by officers of the Rehabilitation Board and Vancouver business men is planned.
The president assured other students that CURMA would not act
as a pressure group on the campus,
but that members will enter student activities as individuals.
CURMA membership is restricted to those who have been discharged from the Naval Services,
Canadian Active Army, R.C.A.F.,
or the Canadian Merchant Navy.
The organization will operate to
organize women discharged from
the services when sufficient numbers of these return to university
Dr. Hector J. MacLeod, head of
the department of Mechanical and
Electrical Engineering Is honorary
president of CURMA and Professor E, H. Morrow, head of the department of Commerce is advisor
of the association.
The executive includes Bernard
Weston, president, Fred Barrows,
secretary and George Pelrson,
Flo Parking On
mall Allowed
• PARKING is prohibited along
the East Mall.   Students must
leave their cars in the parking
lot behind the Brock. This lot
was proposed to the board Dy Professor Buck and was formerly
used exclusively for social functions. Now, however, it is available for students who wish to
leave their cars for a short length
of time while visiting the Brock.
Cars parked along the East Mall
in front of the Brock will prove*
a fire hazard as they hinder the
passage of fire trucks and other
vehicles. Please co-operate in the
endeavor to alleviate these difficulties by parking in the area
Sorority Rushees
Meet in Arts 100
• ALL  GIRLS  on  the   sorority
rushing list will meet Thursday.
October 5, at 12:30 in Arts 100.
They will list the four sororities
ir. which they are interested but
will not be asked to state particular  preferences.
Closed parties will commence
the following Tuesday, invitations
will be received in the mail. The
1 eriod of .silence starts midnight,
Thursday, October 19, and continues until Monday night, pledge
begun Monday night and what was
left of the British First Air-borne
Division was ferried across to the
south bank of the Rhine. The
men came back limping, hungry
and fighting utter exhaustion to
keep on their feet.
The passage was made in assault
boats under a furious barrage of
German guns. At dawn yesterday
the enemy gunfire cut off further
escape. But additional survivors
were rescued last night and early
today. '
A late British United Press front
dispatch reported that of some
seven or eight thousand men dropped behind the enemy lines, at
least two thousand were evacuated
and about 1200 wounded left behind.
With their Dutch flank temporarily secured, the Germans are said
to be preparing winter defenses
along the West Wall. But British
Second Army troops are posing a
new threat. They have taken up
positions along the Meuse River
on a wide front with the apparent
aim of Hanking the Siegfried Line
at Kleve.
On the First Army front to the
south, fighting took on the character of the stalemates of the last
war and the so-called "phoney'
campaign of 1939 and 1940. On the
Third Army front, artillery and
American planes opened a thunderous bombardment on the by-passed
fortress of ,Metz. The American
Seventh Army made substantial
gains in its advance from Epinal
into the outer part of the Belfort
Gap, capturing five towns.
Shop Pleas for
Coke Bottles
• AN APPEAL has come from
the bus stand coffee shop for
the return of all coke and milk
This shop is run by the Blind
Institute, and the loss of these bottles would cut deeply into their
revenue. A larger organization
can get along without them, but
not the coffee shop.
The forgetfulness of students
who neglect to return their soft
drink bottles might force the coffee
shop to close.
•   THE LARGEST crowd in very crowded Frosh receptio n history packed the Brock Lounge on Thursday night.
President Mackenzie shook approximately 1200 pairs of undergraduate hands for two hours until the gigantic
reception line, dwindled off at eleven o'clock. It was a grea t night!
• NOTICE TO Scholarship winners. Students who are entitled
to scholarships arc requested to
call at the Registrar's office for
their scholarship cards, have them
certified by their instructors, and
turn them in to thc Bursar's office
by Monday, October 2.
CHARLES B. WOOD, Registrar.
morsh Accepts
Research Job
National Defence has requested Dr. Joseph Morsh of
the Psychology department
to do experimental work m
the Directorate of Operational Research. Dr. Morsh,
who will work as a civilian
in the Army has been granted one year's leave of absence by the board of governors of the University.
A new schedule has been drawn
up by the Psychology Department.
Psychology A and 2 will be given
by Mr. A. H. Shepherd, and Psychology 4 by Miss Marjorie Munro.
Two alternatives are offered for
students who have majors or
honors in Psychology. Any course
above Philosophy 1 in the Philosophy Department or Education 10
will be accepted as a substitute.
Education 10 (Educational Psychology) will be given in two
parts. The first part will be given
by Mr. E. J. Merrellon Thursday
from 4 to 5 p.m. in Arts 206, and
Saturday from 9:10 to 10:30 in
Arts 104.
Mr. Wales will give the second
part Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. in
Arts 206. Mr. Wales' portion of the
course consists of tests and measurements.
For further details regarding
this course sec page 154 in thc
Calendar. ,
Dr, Smith Addresses
Physics Club Mon.
• THE   FIRST   meeting   of   the
Physics Club will  be  held  in
Sc. 200 at 4:30 in the afternoon on
Monday, October 2. Dr. H. D.
Smith will speak on "Physics in
Current Rubber Research." All
interested are invited to attend.
No. 5
flazis Report
Russian Stab
Into Hungary
• MOSCOW, Sept. 28—
(BUP)—German sources
reported today that Russian
anticipated invasion of East
Prussia. Neither of these reports have been confirmed
by Moscow."
The German reports said that
strong Red Army forces had pushed into Hungary to within 14 miles
of Szeged, Hungary's second largest city. This offensive might result in a meeting of Soviet forces
and Anglo-American troops in the
At the other end of the eastern
front, the German High Command
said that Russian troops have
carried out strong thrusts toward
the borders of East Prussia. A
Berlin broadcast added that a
major battle is developing along
tho southeastern border of the
German province.
need musicians
In Orchestra
• STUDENT musicians are
wanted to enlarge the
newly-formed UBC string
concert orchestra. Especially
needed is a cellist and another violinist, male or female, to insure a good balance between different instruments.
Any student musicians who are
interested in joining the orchestra
should contact John Cherniavsky,
personnel manager, at BA 8300.
The executive ha.s elected Walter Walsykow, previously connected with the Musical Society, as
business  manager.
There will be ameeting of the
Publications Board in the PUB
office today at noon. It is important that all members past;
present, and future attend. Reporters may still register.
• AUSTIN, Texas (UP)—Archibald has come to the University of Texas,
but because of his ancestry he Is having a pretty hard time.
Archie Is a pet skunk.
He comes from a small town where everybody knows him and knows
that his scent glands have been removed.
But here at the university, people are opt to be a little hesitant
about meeting him—and that's what Is causing all the trouble.
However, his master now reports that Archie ls recuperating as
well as could be expected and that the unfeeling students who caused
his condition are properly repentant.
Clean-up Campaign Gives
Campus The Brush Off
• YOU ARE careful of your own appearance, are you not,
as it reflects your personality. In the same way you
should be careful of the appearance of your university,
because it reflects a good deal upon the character of the
student body as a whole.
Alan   Ainsworth   stressed   this       ————————————
point in his appeal for an effective
Clean-up Week, a week in which
he wants to set a standard in
cleanliness for the rest of the year.
Ainsworth has drawn up a program for the week. While he
wants this day by day program
to be followed, he does not wish
the student body to forget the rest
of the campus on any day in the
whole week.
Here is his list for special attention:
MONDAY — Auditorium day.
Frosh are to watch their lunch
papers and coke bottles at the
election. If anyone gets excited
and starts throwing their bottles
at the opposition candidates, please
pick up the pieces.
TUESDAY - Caf day. Students
are to be careful to keep their
books off waste receptacles. There
are shelves at the back of the Caf,
and no one can use the waste
boxes if the lids are held shut.
WEDNESDAY — Common room
day. Here Ainsworth wants to set
up a little rivalry. He and his
committee are going to make the
rounds of the common rooms to
fee which is the cleanest.
THURSDAY — Car lot day. Don't
throw lunch papers and pop bottles
out the window, and keep your
extract  bottles well hidden.
FRIDAY — Quad and grounds
day. Make a special effort on Friday to keep the campus in general
n little cleaner than on the rest
of the week.
SATURDAY—Mall and bus stop
day. Cigarette cartons and candy
wrappers   are   in   profusion   here.
Make a conscious effort to keep the
Mall and the bus stop clean as
these are the first places to greet
the eyes of a visitor.
Above all, Alan pleads, don't be
a litter-lout.
Students Hear
Previews Of
• DOUG CLARK, director
of the Symphony Concert Previews, has completed
arrangements with the Vancouver Symphony Society
whereby a series of preview
concerts will be held on the
campus. The previews will
be held at 12:30 in the Men's
Smoking Room on the Thursday preceding the Sunday
The program will be in the
same form as the Sunday concert,
and will consist of an address by
a distinguished musical authority
assisted  by  records and piano.
The schedule has been completed
with the first of the scries to be
held on October 12.
The  previews will  be the  same
length as the main performance.
'Speakers   and   dates   of   future
programs will be announced later
in the season. Page Two
From Th« Editor's Pen
» » »
Kindergarten Lecture No. 1
Every year at this time there begins on
this campus a flurry of excitement which
eventually becomes known as a "clean-up
drive". Usually the flurry of excitement appears only in the Ubyssey. Sometimes it
lunges from the depths of old waste paper
baskets of the Caf, scurrying from its birthplace, the student council room, where it is
beaten about every Monday night with the
usual volume of minutes.
Some one has started the duster this
year. We do not know exactly who he is,
but again we cast our eyes apprehensively
up to the top corner of the Brock. It seems
to us that we've done this thing before,
but let us again pay a little attention to our
campus' appearance.
Some one, also most likely a council
member, once said that UBC has the most
beautiful campus in the world. With our
limited knowledge of the world's campi, we
cannot second this motion, but we can say
that our Point Grey lawns, woods and permanent buildings would place high in any
contest for the most beautiful campus in
the world.
UBC students cannot pat themselves on
the back for tills because it was none of their
doing. It has been left to us by nature and
a few farsighted planners. It is part of our
inheritance. Nobody should say that we
"must" keep it this way. Anybody with an
inheritance, whether it be Aunt Molly's brass
brooch or her several million dollars "will"
keep lt. Ours is not exactly a brass brooch,
but it is something to keep and admire, to
vise and to hold for ourselves and those to
whom we will bequeath it.
Students, in the thoughtless gay abandon with which they saunter about the
campus eating their lunches, throw the
papers from the lunches any which way
their fancy chooses. This seems to be the
worst crime of students against their campus.
There are two logical remedies for this condition. Eat lunches in the Caf or any place
where there are waste paper baskets, or
hold the urge to throw paper while walking
until the nearest receptacle hovers into view.
Frankly, we could never see the advantage of eating and walking at the same time.
There are many disadvantages. We suggest
to those who eat and walk at the same time
that they try it sitting down for a while. To
those who do sit down on the lawns to eat
their lunches, a delightful pastime these days
we must admit, we suggest that they gather
their little bundles of paper together and
cart them off to one of those green cans
which dot the campus.
This has been a cute little kindergarten
lesson which we hope the university students
on the campus will quite rightly ignore. At
all the kiddies who love to throw paper,
however, we sternly shake our editorial
finger. There is nothing more that anyone
can say to aid a clean-up campaign. It is all
very well to start one, to keep the issue
before the eyes of the students, but unless
each and everyone of the 2700 undergraduates on this campus makes a conscious
effort to keep the campus clean, all the,
beautiful campaigns cooked up by council
will only waste the ink of council minute
Sardines In The Brock
Last Tuesday's Frosh Reception set
some kind of a record. Brock Hall, which
has seen a good many large crowds, met
its master, but nobody is quite sure just who
came out on top. Accurate figures of the
number of undergraduates who jammed
themselves into UBC's student union building are unavailable, but it is our conservative
guess that the number approached 1200,
then leaped and plunged on into fantastic
Members of the Student Council, attempting to introduce everybody to the
patrons, finally gave up—asked the Frosh
to introduce themselves, and then in desperation diverted the line-up to the dance
But it was a wonderful reception. Overheard on the dance floor: "Too bad all these
people have to breathe". The Freshmen were
introduced to Varsity life in a manner which
they will never forget. Everybody had a
good time, and perhaps the good time was
enhanced by the sardine can effect.
In a way it was too bad that some of the
Freshmen did not get to meet the patrons.
Although it is a hair-raising job to introduce
so many to so few and a handshaking nightmare for the few. it is probably the only
time that many of the Freshmen will ever
meet the presiding officers of the University
Of course the president and the deans
will never remember the names of the undergraduates they met Tuesday night, but to
the Freshmen it is an experience which they
will not forget for some time. To them, it
is ego enhancement of the first order, but
then everybody can stand a little enhancement of the ego once in a while.
All in all, UBC handled its traditional
initiation of the Freshmen in a manner
which will cause beams of approval from
the ghost-like faces of past members of student council, which haunt the walls of the
council room. Those who were in charge
of arrangements should well be proud of
themselves. We hope it is an indication of
future successes.
stresses and strains    ... i>y Brae, b,w»u
•   SEVERAL YOUNG innocent freshmen
have been observed gazing in awe-
stricken silence at the mighty men of the
campus who go about modestly attired in
scarlet sweaters and unpressed trousers.
Many of these freshmen have as their fondest
dream the picture of the day when they too
will get 60 per cent in Math 1, Chem 1 and
Phys 1 and win admission to the "largest
fraternity on the campus."
These serious redshirted students, 500
strong, are men of sterling character who
have many virtues and practically no vices.
True, many of them have picturesque vocabularies which would make a truck driver
wince. Some smoke pipes that make S02
in the Chem 2 lab smell like Chanel Number
Five by comparison.
Large numbers have a passion for a
beverage obtained at premises marked
"Licensed", and of which they proudly claim
that they can demolish forty. This is, perhaps, their favourite indoor sport.
Furthermore, they are wont to gather
in large numbers and disturb the peace by
giving forth with their tribal chant, a literary
gem which begins, "We are, we are," and
goes on to condemn to eternal perdition all
those who do not agree with them on certain
fundamental points. The rendering of this
yell is a close second favourite indoor recreation.
After all, they are not prudes. They are,
as they will proudly tell you or anyone else
who happens to be within a half-mile radius,
the engineers.
For some unknown reason, every time
hell breaks loose on the campus these men
of science are blamed as a matter of course.
This is a deplorable situation which they are
at a loss to explain. They claim that their
accusers cannot possibly be right more than
ten times out of every nine.
The remarkable esprit de corps of the
engineers can be traced to the fact that all
engineers suffer together through the same
courses for their first three years at UBC.
It is only reasonable that after working together seven hours a day, five and one half
days a week for that time they come to think
of each other as brothers.
Out of this great faculty spirit there
arise difficulties. Certain people on the
campus who believe that the Caf is the
center of university life cannot see how anyone can spend his spare hours anywhere
else. When someone points out to one of
these Caf hounds that the engineers do not
haunt the smoke-filled auditorium basement
he immediately assumes that the poor boys
cannot tear themselves away from their
He doesn't bother to look in on the
bridge games in the mechanical building
(discipline committee please disregard), the
horseshoe pitch by the fire hall, the ball
. game behind the bus stop or any of the
other off-shift hangouts of the engineers. He
just blithely assumes that the engineers have
no extra-curricular activities. He therefore
writes a letter to the editor of the Ubyssey
and starts a crusade to liberate the poor
overworked engineer.
These crusaders invariably fail miserably, mainly because they are blind to the
fact that the engineers do not need liberation
or enlightenment. The average engineer has
just as many extra-curricular activities as
any other undergraduate, but because these
self-appointed friends of science cannot see
this they gain nothing but the derision of
those they think they are enlightening.
Sooner or later they give up and depart,
leaving the engineers to mutter to themselves:
"Our enemies we can take care of, but
heaven protect us from our friends."
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Give "0" Award
To food Plants
(BUP)—Sept. 28
• IN SCHOOL, every kid
wants to get an "A" on
his report card. The War
Food Administration gives
an "A" to plants attaining
exceptional production' recalled an "A"
stands   for
cords.   It's
award   and
Today is the first anniversary
of the establishment of "A" a-
wards. The program for food processors first was announced last
September 18th. Since then, more
than 200 food processing plants
have received this high honor.
Just as the standards set for an
"A" In school are high, certain
requirements have to be met for a
plant to deserve the "A" award.
The War Food Administration considers the quantity and quality of
the plant's output, and the plant's
Ingenuity and co-operation with
the Government. The condition of
management-labor relations, the
rate of absenteeism, health, accident and sanitation conditions also
are important.
You can identify one of thes
honored plants by the large "A"
flag flying over the building. The
green background of the flag symbolizes the agricultural background of the food processing industry. The circle in the middle
formed by a head of wheat and a
steel gear signifies production.
Then the large blue "A" in the
middle stands for achievement.
The first year a plant earns one
of these flags, a white star will be
placed in the upper left-hand corner. If this same plant gels thn
award the next year, another star
will be added.
^_________   Thursday, September 28, 1944
The World Of Music
•   NEW YORK (UP)—The high spot so far of the baUet
season now well in its stride here has been the presentation of a new work, "Danses Concertantes," set by George
Balanchine to music by Igor Stravinstky.
It turned out to be a visual and
musical treat. The exciting demands of the score and choreography were fully met by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, which
gave the world premiere on opening night, with four repeats within a week. Alexandra Danllova
and Frederic Franklin danced the
leading roles.
The settings and colorful costumes by "Eugene Berman added a
great deal to a work of all-around
balance. Stravinsky's music, written two or three years ago and
not heard previously except in
concert form, takes on new meaning with the expert wedding of its
difficult rhythm to motion achieved
by Balanchine. It ia doubtful if
anyone less in sympathy with
Stravinsky could have produced
an effect.
As might be expected in the case
of a new work which is anything
but rut-bound and conventional,
there was critical disagreement,
but the audiences which filled the
City Center nightly loved it.
Among the critics on the affirmative side, Edwin Denby of the
Herald-Tribune found it "as beautiful and elusive as the play of
bright birds in a garden . . . rich
in sensuous delight and perfect in
workmanship." Arthur Berger of
the New York Sun adjudged it the
finest new ballet to be seen here
in quite some time and an "extremely fresh and rich new experience."
The Ballet Rusae season, which
ran two weeks, will be followed
beginning Oct. 8 with a four-
weeks' engagement of the Ballet
Theater at the Metropolitan Opera
House, which S. Hurok has labeled
a "fall victory season."
The company will feature Bal-
anchlne's "Waltz Academy," a new
work with music by Rietl and
decor and costumes by Oliver
Smith; and a new production of
"Graduation Ball" staged by David
Lichine to Johann Strauss music.
The regular Ballet Theater company, Including Nana Gollner,
Hugh, Laing and other familiar
dancers, will be augmented by
guest artists, among them Tatlana
Lichine, Leonide Massie, Argen-
tinlta, Pilar Lopez and Company,
and Tamara Toumanova.
»   •   »   *
Eugene Ormondy, musical director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, returned last week after a
tour of Australia and the South
Pacific   lasting  more   than   three
mqnths, to prepare for the orchestra's 45th season opening in Philadelphia on September 29.
Ormandy traveled under the
auspices of the Office of War Information. He was originally scheduled to give 16 concerts In Australian cities and at Allied army
camps, but the detaand proved to
be so great that the "season" was
extended to 29 performances.
Ormandy gave auditions for
young artists in the principal Australian cities and two girU won
scholarships at the Curtis Institute
of Music in Philadelphia to further
their musical studies in America.
They are Allison Nelson, 16-year-
old pianist of Adelaide, and Claire
Simpson, 19, violinlst.of Sydney.
• •   •   •
Further evidence of the full
music season scheduled for 1944-45
is furnished by the National Concert and Artists Corporation,
which announces that it has already booked nearly 60 recitals
for Carnegie and Town Halls in
New York.
Among the events scheduled are
three all-Chopin recitals by .Jan
Smeterlln in Town Hall on November 19, 26 and December 3; three
lieder recitals by Lotto Lehmann
at Town Hall In January, and the
first New York appearance of the
Indianapolis Symphony under Fabian Sevitsky at Carnegie Hall on
December 6.
• *   *   *
Bldu Sayao, lyric soprano of
Metropolitan Opera, is due back
in New York next week from
Canadian opera engagements in
Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and
Hamilton, and will leave a week
later for Lancaster, Pa., to give
the first of 50 concerts scheduled
for her this season.
John Dudley, lyric tenor, who
also has been appearing in opera
in Montreal, has resigned from the
Metropolitan after four years
service. He will devote his future
activities to the concert and radio
field, and may be heard in a
Broadway production.
• »   •   •
Ernesto De Quesado, Latin American concert Impresario, reports
that subscription for the six concerts in'a Chopin cycle scheduled
by Alexander Brallowsky in Mexico City beginning October 3, were
completely sold out immediately
after announcement of the sale.
Brallowsky will appear as soloist
with the Mexico City Symphony
when his recitals have been finished.
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finds World
Page Three
The Valley Of Indecision
Hopeful After
Long Blindness
United Press Staff Correspondent
miracle of medical science
has brought back the lights
and sights of a "changed
world" to a 50-year-old
Clevelander who had walked in darkness for 15 years.
"When my sight faded," Cedrlc
Matlock said, "the world was an
ugly place. The dictators were
rushing toward war. America was
not united. Fear and dismay
walked hand in hand.
"Now I can see again and I see
a world fast returning to reason—
a world in which the forces of
darkness are being beaten back".
Matlock, who underwent two
eye operations in a medical experiment conducted under the auspices of the Cleveland Society for
the Blind's sight restoration program, insists his happiness isn't
his own.
"It is shared, he asserted, " by
the hundreds of blind persons all
over the world, for my case gives
them hope that they, too, may see
again." I
Matlock was the first Clevelander to be operated on—but he
won't be the last.
"My vision," Matlock said, "will
be 85 per cent perfect again and
I'm a skilled mechanic. Ill find
a place where I can help make the
Implements of war."
Meanwhile, he is still actually
"under wraps"—taking it easy,
getting himself accustomed to seeing again, to walking toward a
chair he can see instead of groping acroai the room "in the dark."
"I have to get accustomed gradually to a lot of things," he explained. "I'm learning to spot what
branch of the service all these
young men are in by looking at
their insignia. I'm seeing big
bombers for the first time and
streamlined trains and ration coupons and all the other big and
little gadgets that go to make up
America today.
"And I'm meeting my friends,
whom I recognized only through
their voices."
Matlock sometimes reminisces of
the time he spent in the dark
and how different "everything
turned out" from what he had
expected or remembered.
"There were people I met who
were cheerful, whose voices were
very gay, and I came to think of
them! as attractive or even beautiful. I found out they were just
average-looking,"  he said.
But one thing his 15 years of
blindness did teach him—one valuable lesson he says he will never
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•   BEWILDERED FROSH are finding' themselves more bewildered this week by the insistent clamourings of the multitudes of campus organizations. Joe and Josephine Frosh
may be seen being pursued about the campus by warbling Mussoecers, gesturing Green
Roomers, and* syruppy-voiced Radio Society members and other relentless club officials.
Clubs Invito now
membership Still
• THERE ARE still a
number of introductory
club meetings to be held
during the next few days.
On Friday at noon three meetings will be held simultaneously.
Those Interested in radio work
are welcome to oome up to room
O in the Aggie Building. Those
interested in being of service to
fellow students, by painting posters, selling tickets, operating the
P.A. system, should go to the Mamooks club room in the south end
of the Brock. The double committee room of the Brock will house
the Film Society at 13:30.
Next Monday, October 2, at 12:30
a debate will be held by the Parliamentary Forum. At the same
time the Phrateres will hold a
general meeting.
• FRESHMAN elections take
place in the Auditorium Monday,
October 2, from 12:30 to 1:30. Bring
your lunch. All Freshmen and
Freshettes MUST attend.
President, vice-president and secretary-treasurer will be elected.
Turn out, make it a good election.
Cofftt Fiends Sing
Sugar Bluet
• COFFEE flows freely In the
Caf now since the recent ban-
lifting on tea and coffee but bitter
coffee will emphasise the bitter
truth to students that there Is still
rationing. Sugar will only be
granted to coffee fiends for the
first cup.
, Vast quantities of sugarless coffee and tea however, will be available for midterm, fraternity and
sorority worriers.
Shrum Favors War Work
For Medically Unfit Men
•   MEN MEDICALLY unfit for the armed services at UBC
should be compelled to participate in some kind of war
work beneficial both to themselves and to the general war
effort in the opinion of Colonel G. M. Shrum.
_____________—____----_---. When asked of the Compulsory
Insure Ski Club
For Cabin Fires
• THE SKI CLUB recently took
out a fire insurance policy for
$300 to cover the value of their
cabin which they bought two
years ago. The club also has a
policy to insure all equipment left
in the cabin such as skis, sleeping
bags and clothing. This policy is
for $750 and is payable to the executive) of the club.
The policy on the cabin has premiums of $7.50 payable every 3
years and the one on the equipment premldms of $20 also payable
every 3 years.
war work plan at the University
of Manitoba and its possible application to UBC, Col. Shrum stated that there are over 200 medically unfit men on the campus
excluding returned men who
would be available for extra-curricular war work.
• THE TOTEM Is desperately in
need of salesmen. So far two
people have volunteered to do the
job. For proper coverage we ought
to move the decimal In that number two places to the right. If you
want us to put out aeTotem some
of you have got to help sell It.
Don't hesitate, come down to the
Pub and volunteer now.
Black wallet cantalnlng vast
sum, registration card, Intimate
pictures, Musician's Union card.
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They are all large —3 to 5
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and puff. Some plastic, some
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... War Work
Excellent work could be done
by these men, he feels, In boys*
organizations as men are urgently
needed by the New Westminster
and Vancouver YMCA.
Col. Shrum would also wish to
see a student board organised to
administer the placing of medically
unfit men in some work of this
For those students not interested in boys' work, St. John's
Ambulance courses and participation in special Physical Training
classes could be provided.
The Swimming Club will hold
its first meeting on Friday, September 29, in Arts 102, at 12:30.
Everybody interested in swimming is invited to join, Frosh es-
• Shopping
with Mary Ann
• EXOTIC   and   eye-catching
wedding ring earrings are on
display at the Maison Henri Jewelry Shop 550 OranviUe now under
new management.... but one petite blonde Alpha Phi may not
need one if she doesn't make up
her mind soon between her Victoria Zete and Chaucer. The Capital city man thinks English 20 ls a
prerequisite to marriage and she
doesn't see lt his way .... but
heads will turn your way if you
get your costume jewelry at the
Maison Henri where the latest
styles are arriving every day.
Brighten up your new fall suit
for varalty wear with one of their
smart lapel pins. Your eyes wiil
sparkle as brightly as the crystals
in the Maison's new line of necklaces when you see them.
• •   ♦   ♦
• KEEP your feet sweet in Rae-
Son's new sandals.   In black
patent leather, suede and brown
leather they are perfect for rushing teas .... one Pubster was
rushed the other evening trying
to pair off her numerous little sisters with dates for the Frosh. A-
bout eleven o'clock on Monday
night she phoned a scienceman
friend for suggestions (naturally
being a scienceman he had several). He told her of a fourth
year scienceman, sjriend of a dark
beauty who she phoned. He answered her greeting with a melting "Hello, Diana." The pubster's
name Is not Diana .... If you
wish to avoid embarrassing moments keep your feet neat in
Rae-Son's alligator and suede
toeless and heel-less sandals. At
the Mezzanine floor price, $7.05,
they are perfect for dancing with
men of any faculty.
* *   *   •
• IF  YOU  are  worried   about
the   famous  charm   of   those
mademoiselles he's meeting over
there why not keep his memories
coming your way with a picture
from Kals, 933 West Georgia ....
to keep your charm fresh in the
mind of your pin-up man why
not try Kals creative photography?
.... An Alpha Phi red-head on
the campus last year finally decided to make her Phi Kappa Sig
pin-up man a permanent fixture
after several changes of mind. He
wired her to come back East before his embarkation. She had to
borrow her trousseau from her
sorority sister in the first story.
But the bride-to-be insisted on
nylons for the wedding. Her
friend finally uncovered a pair
complete with runs. She dashed
downtown and eventually convinced a department store they
had to be mended that day. One
hour before the train left she re-
ceiced the stockings, dashed up to
the house where the bride had
bitten her nails completely off,
threw the stockings into a grip,
her friend into a taxi and collapsed. The Phi Kappa Sig got his
girl .... and you can keep your
man with a picture from Kals.
Students Ignore
Housing Board
Registrar has had no application from the University for assistance in finding homes for students.
They have had a few individual
requests from out-of-town students but have not been approached by the University itself.
Last yew in answer to the university's appeal they compiled a
list of nil homes open tc students.
UBC President
Speaks Today
•   DR. N. A. MacKENZIE, president of UBC, will be the
guest speaker of the Social Problems Club today at 12:30,
when he addresses a student assembly in Arts 100.
This  will  be  Dr.  MacKenzie's
Chess Tourney
Held Next Week
Club, with which the University Chess Club is in close contact, has consented to give lectures and also take part in some
of the chess games on this campus.
A tournament, for both beginners and advanced players will
begin next week. All members
turn out, as this is your opportunity to learn the game of chess.
second address to the student body
of the University since his appointment to this position. It will
be the first opportunity for many
who1 were not here on the 15th of
September to hear the president
He feels that the topic of this
speech, "The University and the
Post-war World," is of vital importance to every forward-looking
under-graduate. Dr. MacKenzie
will go over his ideas and plans
for a bigger and better University
and the potential possibilities ot
the University. •
This is the first in a series of
speeches to be sponsored by the
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Plus "The Adventures of
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Spencer Tracy
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Last day for payment of First Term
is October 2nd, 1944.
All cheques must be certified and
made payable to The University of
British Columbia.
For   regulations   governing   Fees,
consult your Calendar, pages 37-44
inclusive.   Late Fee will be strictly
enforced after due date.
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.Thursday, September 28, 1944
the gospel...
according to LUKE MOYLS
Hoop Situation
Still Not Clear
• FOR SOME STRANGE REASON, the end of September
comes around every year at this time, or so they tell me.
But this startling revelation means nothing to a sports writer,
even as myself, since there is a much more important occurence which comes off every year at this time, overshadowing the end of September.
Ahhh, September . . . what a lovely, month you turned
out to be. But leave us not get romantic. After all, I've got
to grind out some sort of a column before I get through
pounding heck out of this typewriter.
• As I was saying, comes the end of September and a
sensational situation arises somewhere in the world of sports.
Perhaps you have guessed it already, and then again, maybe
you haven't.
But, nevertheless, I'm not going to keep you in suspense
any longer. For you know and I know, and most healthy
characters know that, comes the end of September, and the
World Series invariably arrives with it. And with the World
Series comes the question of who will win it. There, I've
said it at last.
Even Studes Are Interested
This classic affair between the winners of the American
and National Baseball Leagues must be quite an interesting
affair. They tell me students skip all kinds of lectures and
labs just so they can congregate in the Brock and other
comfortable places on the Campus to listen to the broadcast
of the epic series,
Truly, this occasion must be a noteworthy one, for it
is not often that the students of the University of British
Columbia are attracted by anything that is just outside the
Campus, let alone something t that is happening several
thousand miles away.
This year, the World Series situation is really grim. It
is much more serious than somewhat. And it's all the fault of
the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Browns. Just because
these two clubs decide to make it a battle to the bitter end
of the American League, nobody knows yet just who is
going to meet the senior league winners, the St. Louis
What A Bunch Of Fnumphs!
But those Brownies are the fnumphs of tfiat junior loop.
What a bunch of fninks they turned out to be. (I'll eat these
words if they take the pennant!) But there's a reason for
my slander. Word came in that the blood brothers of the
Redbirds started selling World Series tickets on Wednesday.
What a thing to do! Confidence is a wonderful thing.
Personal, I don't care for-Detroit or St. Louis. Myself,
I am a Yankee man from way back when. And seeing as
those Brownies and Bengals squelched my club, I am forced
to turn to the Cards.   (Just for this series, though.)
Mind you, the Yanks still have a slim mathematical
chance of beating out the Amerk loop, and if they do, I'm
back with them. You can't beat those New Yorkers unless
a couple of teams (not mentioning any names) get together
and squelch them.
Yes, give me the Yankees every time. Give me two.
Waiter, two more, please.
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
Bengals Lead By Half fl Game
O DETROIT—(BUP) - Detroit
Tigers took a half game lead
ever the idle St. Louis Browns in
the sizzling American League pennant race Wednesday by downing
Philadelphia Athletics, 4-0. Southpaw Hal Newhouser pitched five-
hit ball to shut out the A's and
post his 28th triumph of the season.
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At Chicago, the New York
Yankees kept alive their fading
pennant hopes by taking the White
Sox, 7-2. Now three games behind
the Tigers, the Yanks move on
to St. Louis today for a crucial
wind-up series with the Brownies.
Lou Botidreau socked his way
into the junior loop batting lead
when he paced the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 victory over the
Washington Nats.
In tho National League, Brooklyn*
Dodgers shoved a 3-2 defeat down
the throats of St. Louis Cardinals.
At Boston the Braves set down
Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3. Chicago
Cubs' kept up their new stride
with a 5-3 triumph over Philadelphia Phillies. New York Giants
fell before B'ucky Walters and the
Cincinnati Reds, 8-1. Walters
chalked up his 23rd win to top
Mort Cooper for pitching honors
in the senior league.
Philadelphia 0, Detroit 4
New  York 7, Chicago 2
Washington 4, Cleveland 6
St. Louis 2,  Brooklyn 3
Pittsburgh 3, Boston 4
Chicago 5. Philadelphia 3
Cincinnati 8, New York 1
Delta Gamma Sorority Pin on
the Campus. Please return to A.
M.S. office.
Cross Country on October 26
Road Racers Start Training
• ITS A BIRD! It's a plane!
No, it's not Superman, It's
another cross country runner
warming up for the big event
which is slated for October 26,
which is less then a month away.
So don't be shocked, girlies, and
especially all you young freshettes, if you see scantily-garbed
characters flying about the Campus, for it's nothing new in these
'parts. In fact, the annual intramural cross country race Is getting to be quite an institution a-
round this university.
These dauntless specimens will
be cross country experts or hopefuls In training for the grueling
grind which extends over a route
of 2.6 miles. It really Is a toughle,
too, and that's the reason why the
contestants start their work-outs
early. A month is not very long
when it comes to getting in shape
for such a feat.
Competitors can enter the affair
as an Individual or as a representative of an intramural team or
fraternity. Each intramural outfit
can enter seven men In the meet,
with points being awarded for
those finishing In the upper
Among the leading contenders
in this year's edition of the longdistance classic will be Kenny McPherson, Cam Coady, and Bud
McLeod, all of whom ended up
representing UBC at the Spokane
Championships last November.
However, these experts will get
stiff competition from the freshmen runners. Among the standouts in the first-year group is
Lawrence Manning, stubby little
track star who showed plenty of
class in the endurance contests at
the High School Sports last May.
Here is what th* route looks
More Rugger Stars Needed
Punters Start Practicing
• WHAT THIS Campus needs is
rugby players! And the Stadium Is the place for them. Fortunately, 33 punting stalwarts
showed up at the oval on Tuesday
at noon and romped through a
brief but energetic practice to
show off their wares to the Varsity rugger moguls.
Among the returning stars are
Keith MacDonald, Joe Pegues, Bob
Lawson, Don Ralston, Gerry
Genvy, Harry Kabush, Tom McCusker, Norm Cooke, BUI Wallace,
Dave Morgan, Bob Ross, Ed But-
terworth, Ken McPherson, Gerry
Lockhart, George Rush, John
Wheeler, Alex Jones and Jack McKercher.
A healthy turnout of freshies
helped matters considerably.
However, the rugger managers
hope that more of the first-year
rugger players will report within
the next week.
the co-ed corner
Norton, third year Arts student, as Clubs' Manager, was announced by Lois Reid at Wednesdays meeting of the W.A.D. Mary
Ann, who has always taken an active interest in women's sports,
played grasshockey and basketball for Varsity last year.
Women interested in joinin3
sports clubs should do something
.about it soon. The Outdoor and
Ski clubs offer wonderful opportunities for outdoor activity, and
the Badminton Club boasts some
top-notch  players.
Sign up for any of these organizations in the gym, or sec the
following girls for information:
Outdoor Club, Muriel Hodges;
Ski Club, Lorna Wylson; Badminton Club, Biddy White.
The first grass hockey game of
the season, a practice match with
Ex-Kits, is scheduled for ?,:30 Saturday at Connaught Park. AU
team members are urged to turn
out for practice tomorrow afternoon.
The new players at Tuesday's
practice were Jim Kinghorn, Scott
Kerr, Steve Kerr, Wilson Stewart,
Kenny Kirk, Len Mitten, Stuart
Wallace, Stan Anslow, Bo Henderson, Bob Frazee, Jack Armour,
Jim Dunbar, Bob Croll, Jim Mc-
Donough, Hec Rossetti and Charlie Myros.
Another spark to this year's fifteen will be Don Johnson, who Is
returning to Varsity from the navy.
Before Joining the senior service,
Don was a rugger performer and
Big Block man.
The management of the English
Rugby squads is in the capable
hands of Geoff Hill, with Ernie
Hill assisting as junior manager.
•   VARSITY'S THUNDERBIRDS are still looking for a
Senior A Basketball loop in which to play. Although
there isn't ond in circulation yet, steps are being made to
organize a new snappy set-up. At least, this was the major
topic of discussion at the first meeting of the Vancouver
and District League at Pro-Rec Gym on Tuesday night.
Best proposal of the brief conference was that a commission be set up to control the player situation while keeping
the accent on youth. For it was unanimously agreed that a
loop of young teams, comparable to Varsity, would be the
best bet for a successful season.
Another important point on the agenda was the discussion concerning the drastic shortage of basketball players.
This came to a head when it was suggested that UBC, which
,has more than it's share of hoopsters, be requested to lift
it's strict eligibility regulations for the duration so that
commercial teams might obtain players who do not make
the Varsity squads.
Already, steps are being made to present this proposal
to the MAD, since the BCABA passed a motion to do so
at their meeting a week ago.
Right now, there are only two clubs ready for Senior
A competition, the Thunderbirds and Vancouver RCAF. The
students have plenty of fine hoop material; enough to mould
both a championship Senior A Club and a Frosh Intermediate A outfit as well.
Further developments in the basketball situation should
appear within the next week, since there is a meeting of
the Minor Divisions at the YMCA tonight at 8 o'clock, and
there will be a general meeting of the V and D League
next Thursday.
• (or anybody
• THIS IS THE annual sermon, which I've been elected to write this
year. Why don't we have a few spectators—male and female both
invited—at the intramural games? The situation has improved over
former years when even the substitutes refused to sit and watch the
games, but now the group resembles a crowd at a Senior "A" basketball
game and that's thinner than your Aunt Hattle.
All sorts of brawny males cavort at these games and all for the
benefit of no beautiful coeds. The way I look at it, it's just a crinlmal
waste. What has the Caf got that these games haven't? Perhaps, as a
columnist suggested last year, the women are too enthralled by the smoke
4hey blow at the ceiling, but an absolutely free, no-strings-attached game
would seem to me to be much more attractive. Much the same applies
to the males, drool in your coke bottles some other time, eh fellows!
The program does feature a great many of our so-called spectator
sports. In the fall there are two touch football games going on every fine
day. They're played at noon in the stadium and they're worth watching.
A wide open game is pretty well standard but there is plenty of hard
body contact too. Wednesday and Friday at noon, volleyball is played in
the gym. And don't fool yourself, two good teams can give you plenty of
thrills. Sometime in October the cross country is run, but most people
know all about it and it is well supported.
When Christmas is past, volleyball gives way to basketball and
with our lovely spring weather following in March everyone turns out
for baseball. Two days are always set aside for a track meet sometime
near the first of March. With these, as with all the other sports, we can't
always guarantee finesse on the field but we will vouch for the fact
that an abundance of spirit usually makes up for it.
The program also includes meets in golf, ping pong, badminton,
snooker and swimming but we'll excuse you from attendance at these
as they're either inconvenient to get to, or else there isn't room to put
you in.
Well, there you are kiddies, an appeal and an invitation to all and
sundry. Come out and cheer for someone and if you can't find an
appropriate object of adulation then you can have no end of fun hissing
at everyone. Just don't drool on any reporters. They might float away
and they're so scarce we can't afford to lose any except on vital
The program starts about October 5th so we'll look for you all then.
Have a "Coke"= You're back among friends
or a way to put service men at ease
Home is hospitality headquarters with Welcome so often summed
up in three words, Have a "Coke". That's your fighting man's
way of saying You're my pal. Around the globe, Coca-Cola is
spreading the custom of the pause that refreshes,—h*s become
a symbol of friendly refreshment to folks at home and at war.
The Coca-Cola Company of Canada, Limited, Vancouver
tt't natural (or popular names
to acquire friendly abbreviations. That's why you hear
Coca-Cola called 'Coke". sj4


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