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The Ubyssey Sep 26, 1939

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Published Twice Weekly by The Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
No. a
Totem Space
To Be Sold
By Council
Groups Unaffiliated
With A.M.S. to
AU organisations not directly supported by the Alma Mater Society
will this year have to pay for apace
ir the University Yearbook, the To
tern, it waa decided at a meeting of
Students' Council Monday afternoon.
The move will affeot suoh organisations as Fraternities, Sororities, the
Department of Extension, Summer
Sohool, the O.O.T.O. and any other
similar organisations as Obsignated
Vy Oounoil.
The idea of charging suoh organisations for their apace In the annual
arose from the fact that the budget
of the Totem may this year fall below preceding years, ln view of the
faot that the advertising revenue is
almost certain to be greatly decreased
by the Indifference of business men
toward advertialng mediums.
The OouhcU set October 8 aa the
date for the ooming by-election for
the post of Junior member of coun
el). Bus Ryan, elected during the
last session vacated the position to
Join the Irish Fusiliers, Vanoouver
Regiment. Nominations must be
handed tn by Monday, October a,
speeches will be heard on Wednesday, October 4, and the eleotion will
follow on the Friday.
The regular Semi-annual Alma
Mater Sooiety Meeting will be held
ln the Auditorium on Tuesday,
Ootober 3.
The outline of the year's sooial ac-
Prestdent of M.U.S., who said that
the program wUl be much the same
ao last year. AU major social functions will fall on a Thursday, a..u
other minor functions must be held
on a date which meets with the approval of students' Council.
War Preparations Made
By Canadian Colleges
War Time Boards go into
Action as Universities Make
Plans for Conflict
(Canadian University Press)
Canadian Universities from ooast to ooast are making plans
to serve their country both in military and civil servloe, by pressing every faoility into service.
At the University of Saskatehewan student activities are going ahead as planned, but are subject to daily circumstances.
There are no changes in the Canadian Officers' Training Corps,
but unofficial reports indicate that arrangements are being made
for Ave hundred men.
At the University of Alberta there is no change in official
policy. New C.O.T.C. enlistments are taking regular infantry
At other Eastern universities preparations are going ahead
and special war-time boards are being set up.
The University of Manitoba is reacting to the national crisis
by organizing service into a complex system of efficiency in an
effort to do its part for the Empire.
■ a     WINNIPEG,  Sept. M   (C.U.P.)—
Variety In
Extension Laboratory
Theatre Set For
Psychology, comedy and Industrial
oondltlons form the background for
the plays to be presented in the auditorium Friday, 8.30 p.m. There Is
no admission fee.
The original three, one-act. plays
"The Teapot," by Alice Nell, "Flight
in the Desert," by Charles Wright,
and "The Octopus," by Peter Helll-
well, are the results from Prof. F. G.
Wood's extension department play-
writing class. • I
The comedy "Flight ln the Desert"
ls based on an anecdote from "Lawrence of Arabia." Two cockney British Tommies, lost ln the desert, meet
two Turkish sentries. The sentries
mistake one of the oockneys for
Lawrence of Arabia, the miracle man,
and complications ensue. Charles
Wright, the author, was to have
taken the part of one of the British
soldiers but ia ill. Dacre Barret-Leonard, one of last year's thespians, .will
take his place.
The United Can Company forms
the setting for "The Octopus." A new
machine ls introduced to this Industrial concern, which does the work
of four men. Out of the four men
originally employed by the cannery
for this work one must be chosen.
Conniving and scheming enters the
lives of these people. The machine is
"like a huge octopus reaching out
with its tenacles to embrace us all."
A man caught between his mother
nnd his wife in his own home is the
domestic set-up in "The Teapot." In
this simple family group, the wife ls
living in what has always been the
home of the mother. The adjustment
of the wife to the situation ls unfolded  in this play.
At the close of the performance,
the audience will be required to answer the questionnaires on the program sheet.
The registration for 1088-40, totalled yesterday and oompared with
the registration of September 98,
18M, shows an inorease of 178 students over last year'a 8,180.
The enrollment In the Faoulty of
Arta and Solenoe Is IBM oompared
with 1,801 at thla time last year; In
Faoulty of Applied Solenoe 888 compared wlU) 848; In the Faoulty of Ap-
wtth 81; and ln the Faoulty of Agriculture 114 compared with 88.
Students who have registered and
paid the registration fee but who
have not yet filled In the details of
their courses total 310 In comparison
with 180 last September.
New Courses
Chemistry, Physics
And German
At a late hour laat night the Board
of Oovernora approved a new oourse
In chemistry; three courses In physics; and one course In Oerman.
Chemistry of Munitions aa recommended by Dr. R. H. Clark will replace Chemistry 11 (Physical and
Organic Chemistry).
The three courses In physics, each
of whloh will count aa one unit, are:
Physics 17 (a)—Elementary Principles of Mechanic* and Acoustics;
Physios 17 (b)—Optical Instruments;
Physics 17 (c)—Rigid Fluid Mechanics.
Oerman 3 <o) Is approved in Ueu
of German 4  (a).
Waiving of the regulations governing the admission of students Into the Teacher's Training Course for
the present session waa authorized
by President Kllnck subject to the
approval of the Hoard of Oovernora.
Under stress ef national emergency,
the University has deolded to set
up a Committee' for organisation ot
war service, It was announoed by
President Smith.
The board la to consist of representatives from the Board of Governors; staffs of the various faculties, affiliated coUegea, the Alumnae
Asaoolatlon and the UM.S.U. Dr. D.
G. Woods, Dean of Eduoatlon, la to
head the Oommittee.
Bub-oommlttees wtll be chosen from
the main body to earry out spoola}-
ised work, suoh   as   hospitalisation^
and war benefit fund*.
The-woek lined upior tha-oo-am-U-ii^
tee wlU be non-military, as the board
will have nothing to do with enlistment, recruiting, or other active
branches of war servloe. It Is to act
as an auxlUary service to both studenta and staff members of the University.
During the past two weeks. President Smith states that a number of
requests for information as to war
service, have reached him. MoOill
has already set up a board, but lt
deals with military servloe. The Manitoba Board will strive to avoid duplication of effort in all branches of
A great need la felt for action In
war aervloe throughout tho University and this board answers that
need. President of the UM.S.U.,
Rod Hunter, atatest "A board auch
aa thla ts highly desirable and Is the
only way University studenta, Alumnae, and affiliated coUege atudenta can give their utmost service
In this time of stress.
"In co-ordinating our effort* In
a central board, we will both be
giving valuable service and placing
the stand of the University before
the public tn the best possible
COL. O. M. SHRUM   #
1 Made by Dr. Clark
After Ottawa Visit
Munitions work
Governors, Senate
To Consider
Reoommendations for additions .of war solenoe courses in
the Chemistry department
have been made to University
authorities by Dr. R. H. Olark,
Professor and head of the Department, following his return
from a oonferenoo with the
Department of National Defence.
At the time of writing there Is
no assurance that these courses will
be given, as they are subject to the
approval of the Board of Oovernora
and the Senate.
What is a Pub?
bureau helps
"Where are the 120,000 booka they
say tire in the Library?" "Is the Pub
really a pub?" Questions auch as
these plague the Frosh Information
Bureau during the Initiation Period,
aa hundreds of excited Frosh -warm
over the campus.
Information Bureaus in the lobbies of the Administration Building
and the Auditorium were in charge
of the Students' Counoil, under Biddy McNeill and Basil Roblnaon.
Little yellow information badges
decorated the lapels of various other
executive members, Including Betty
Thomaa, Lois Campbell, Dorothy
Hird, Molra White, Margaret Alexander, Valerie Oardlner, Connie
Fairleigh, Nancy Bruce, Pauline
Scott, Esme Caydzien, Rae Adam-
son, Frances McClean, Ruth Wilaon,
Kosemary Collins, Janet Fleck, Ruth
Hutchinson, Biddy McNeill.
The M.U.S. Information Bureau,
with the assistance of the Mamooks,
Included Banil Robinson, Darrell
Braldwood, Ken Shaw, Arthur Rae,
Doug. MoOuinn, Dale Rumball, Don
Lyle, Hugh Livingstone, Frank
The change, as proposed, calls for
a oourse In the Chemistry of Munitions to be given to qualified chemistry studenta.
"Part of the work ln the laboratories will be devoted to the making
of Intermediate compounds required
tr. the manufacture of such munition as acetone and glycerol to be
made principally by fermentation
processes from starch," said Dr. Olark
Other lab work will be devoted to
tne manufacture of explosives and
smoke screens.
"Co-operation of the universities
throughout Canada has enabled the
federal government to use university  laboratories  for  research   and
testing purposes Instead of having
to enlarge the Research Laboratories at Ottawa," said Dr. Clark.
Besides   being    used    for   war   research, lt ls understood that labs will
bs used as testing stations to determine  If  contractors are adhering  to
the specifications as laid down by the
Dominion  government   ln   contracts
Army Puts C.O.T.C. on
Active Service Basis
Chief of Canadian General Staff
Advises Recruits They Now
Have Military Obligations
After twenty years as a training unit only the University of
B.O. oontlngent of the Canadian Offloers' Corps becomes today a
unit under oomplete active servloe regulations.
In ordera leaned Monday hy th* Chief of th* Canadian G*n*ral Stall
recruit* are advls*d that enlistments ar* limited to thos* who express •
wllllngneas to Join on* of th* fighting services within a rewennahl* ttm*.
Formerly recruit* of th* Oflleer*' Training Corp* www under no mor*
military obligation than any civilian ot th* aaaa* ag* group.
A large number of U.B.O. gradu- ■ ■ . ■
ales are expeoted to attend the flrst
parade of the Corps tonight when
fall training of the oampus contingent gets under way. A speolal oompany wiU be formed of graduates in
order to qualify them for commissioned rank in the armed foroes.
Another innovation la the abolition
of the old "A" and "B" certificates by
whloh cadeta qualified for lieutenant's or captain's rank. However,
these qualifications are vaUd for
those already In possession of thorn.
Men will now be required to take the
same work aa 1* given to train offloers In the Provisional and Royal or
Camp schools.
To keep contingents in olose touoh
with the Active Militia they win now
be provided with one or two offloers
of the permanent force for Instructional and administrative duties and
for liaison between cadets and unlta
of the Oanadlan Aotlve Servloe
The Handbook ls coming—After
several advance notices, the Handbook is really coming out, probably
on Wednesday or Thursday.
The delay Is due to the fact that,
cn account of the War, it was decided, at flrst, not to print the book at
all, but this idea was changed again
Just before the opening of the term.
Included In this year's handbook
as a permanent record, are the revised Eligibility Rules and the rules
of'the Men's and Women's Athletic
IMrectorate. Club write-ups have
been brought up to date.
Cosmic Ray
Begin Here
Noted Scientists Use
Balloons in Ray
A curiosity-filled crowd squinted
into the sun, attempting to traoe the
path of a baUoon whloh Dr. Victor
Neher and Dr. W. H. Pickering of
the California Institute of Technology released behind the Sclenoe
Building at 10 a.m. Monday.
Dr. Neher and Dr. Pickering chose
this campus as the site of one of a
series ot experiments In measuring
cosmic ray Intensity at different altitudes and latitudes.
The apparatus consisted of two
balloons to which were attached
equipment for measuring temperature
nnd pressure as well as cosmic ray
activity. A transmitter to send back
reports waa also Included.
The reports were received at eight-
minute intervals through the receiving set ln a tent set up between the
Sclenoe Building and the Stadium.
At the height of 12 miles the larger
balloon will burst and the remaining
one will carry the apparatus back to
earth. A reward of three dollars is
offered for its return.
Dr. Neher and Dr. Pickering are
carrying on these experiments ln oo-
operatlon with Dr. R. A. Mlllikan.
Similar experiments will be set up in
India, New Zealand, and Australia.
The scientists also intend to release
talloons from the Niagara, on which
they are sailing to New Zealand to
meet Dr. Mlllikan.
To Feature
C.B.C. Artist To Give
Farewell Recital
Prior to leaving for New York to
oontinue his musioal studies with
Blglsmund Stowjowskl, Oordon Man-
ley, distinguished young Vanoouver
pianist and C.B.C. artist wtll present
a speolal program in th* University
Auditorium, Wednesday noon.
Thla recital, sponsored by the Students' Counoil Is the first paas system presentation ef the year.
By his appearances to Canadian
audlenoea through th* medium of
radio and th* theatre, Mr. Manley
has gained national T*ec_tnH!ou.He
is acclaimed as being a brilliant
young artist with an astounding
teohnlcal equipment, temperament,
musicianship and vision.
Oordon Manley reoeived his primary musical education in Vanoouver.
He later studied under Sigismund
Stowjowskl at his summer sohool in
Seattle, Washington. While ln attendance there, signal honour In the
form of the stowjowskl Summer
Scholarship was bestowed upon th*
young musician.
On completion of this Scholarship,
the Vanoouver pianist made a Canadian tour, and then proceeded to
New York for another oourse of
study under the distinguished Stowjowskl.
Mr. Manley will open his University program with the Sonata In B
Flat by Haydn. Because of the re-,
oeptlon received last year by hi*
selections from Chopin, Manley has
Included a similar group this year.
The Etudes from Opua 10 Including
No. 1 In C major and No. 18 in C
minor have been chosen. Tbe Fiaher-
man'a Song from "El Amor Brujo"
by de Falla and Cbaalna' Prelude
are among the concluding numbera
on the program.
A Literary and Scientific Executive meeting especially for the benefit of freshmen but open to all students will be held In the Auditorium
at 12.35 today.
Speaker for the Musical Society
will be Derek MacDermott; for the
Players' Club, James Frazee; Parliamentary Forum, Bernard Reed; Political Discussions Club, F. Wigga;
Radio Society, Victor Freeman; Varsity Band, Oeorge Olass; Women's
Public Speaking Club, Emily Fraser;
Mamooks, Art Rae; and International Relations Club, Don Pyle.
Former Ubyttey
Reporter Wins
Newt Awards
Best News Story
On Development
Of B.C.
Fame has come to the University
of B.C. Publications Board. Former
reporter Ken Orant, now on the
Vanoouver Sun editorial staff, but
previously Ubyssey columnist, has
won the award for the beat news
story of the year dealing with the
development  of  British   Columbia.
Ken received a new portable typewriter with the best wishes and congratulations of the Junior Board of
Trade, who conduct the annual contest.
W. L. McTavlsh, editor-in-chief of
the Daily Province announced the
award on behalf of the Judges at
the Junior Board's luncheon meeting in Hudson's Bay dining room
last  Thursday.
All clubs and societies muat
have notices In for the Ubyssey by
8.00 a.m. on Monday and Thursdays. Two
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The critics of Universities have liked to point out in acid
tones that the chief work of academic institutions is to produce
in indescribably large numbers cynical young radicals, hardened
communists, conscientious objectors or worthless playboys. But
no matter how exaggerated the ideas of the critics may be it is
usually admitted that sometimes some of the students do some
studying of a purely scholastic nature.
The students of this University have not given the critics
much opportunity for valid objection in the past, and will not in
the future. But there is every possibility that the general public
may not fully understand the potential value of a university in
the time of a war.
It is the duty of every student to be convinced in his or her
own mind as to the reasons for attendance at the University
during the present session. It should not be difficult for a student
whose course is essentially scientific in nature to see his place
is obviously in the University, where he can obtain a training
which cannot but assist the cause of our country in the pursuit
of a war against our enemies.
The position of the Arts student is more difficult. His training
is not, at least superficially, closely allied to the causes of war.
It would appear that the enlistment in the B.C. Contingent of
the Canadian Officers' Training Corps has already shown where
a large number of Arts students think their duty lies.
The National Research Council of Canada appears to be of
the opinion that under the conditions of modern war, both in the
military forces and in essential civil industries, there will be a
very large and increasing need for a steady supply of fully trained
men in all branches of science, and it is the hope of the Counoil
that the Universities of Canada will continue to meet this need.
It is also the expressed policy of the Council that where it is
not possible to differentiate between those students who will go
inot scientific work in industry in relation to the national war
effort and those who will be commissioned in the Armed Forces,
It is eminently to be desired that all students who are qualified
for entry into the Canadian Officers Training Corps should take
full advantage of this opportunity.
Fraternity life has long been held up as an example of the
pc.rfect existence for the perfect student, or vice versa if in a
country other than the United States of America. On this Campus
it is nearer the truth to say that fraternities are tolerated rather
than encouraged.
The reason that the faculty of this University is not enthusiastic about fraternity men is fairly obvious, but the cause of student distrust in fraternities is more complicated.
For a few years after the appearance of fraternities on the
Campus it was thought that the system was going to be highly
successful. Tho fraternities seemed to be giving a lead to all University undertakings, nnd to be pi-oviding most of the initiative
for student affairs.
But ns hns happened on the Campus of many an American
University the Fraternity men began to be satisfied with mere
membership in the fraternity. The needs of the University became
subordinated to the wishes of the fraternity and the fraternity
man. Without a doubt the fraternities flourished in consequence.
During the last session on this Campus much was said about
fraternities. The lack of interest of the Fraternity in the University itself was deplored, and the apathetic attitude of the
fraternity men was condemned. No violent reaction followed, but
a slight and faintly appreciable increase of fraternity-men-members in Campus clubs and societies was looked upon as encouraging.
This session must see a definite reaction, must see fraternities
exerting their rightful influence on the Campus or their position
on this Oampus will be endangered.
Tho Fall rushing season for fraternities is almost opening;
for sororities it has opened. New members in fraternities—or
sororities—nre not as a rule in a position to influence the policy
of the remainder of the fraternity or sorority members, but new
or prospective fraternity men or women can have some effect on
the attitude of their fraternity by continuing their present Campus
activities, or by immediately entering new ones. The fraternity is
a sphere of personal activity, not of general campus interest.
The fralernity group on this Campus is not large, but it could
be a powerful support to the Students' Council in all that this
nugust body tries to do for the Alma Mater Society. Campus
spirit must be strengthened. The Fraternities must take upon
themselves the task of creating anew or of rebuilding what this
Campus lacks.
If you were to ask him, the editor
of .this paper would probably tell
you that "the opinions expressed by
columnists ln the Ubyssey are thoae
of the writer alone, and not neces-
aarlly thoae of the paper or of the
This makes it poaaible for me to
have and even to expreaa—convictions whioh differ widely from those
of the editor. For example: Mr. Oarrett might write an editorial highly
lauding the Students' Counoil for
their latest show of executive brilliance. And on the same page, two
or three columns over, you'll notice
that this writer haa panned Council
unmercifully for the very aame
Well, lt makea the paper rnore Interesting, perhaps; and lt certainly
gives the reader both sides of the
There Is one point, however, upon
whloh there can be no difference of
opinion. The policy of thia paper In
regard to the International altuation
will coincide with that of the preaa
throughout thia country and the empire; and the policy of columnlata
and reportera will coincide with that
of the editor.
Thla unanimity of opinion is certainly not confined to the members
of the publications board. One' does
not have to be a news writer to
know the fact of the case. As a matter of fact,, students on this campus
who read the news and listen to
radio broadcasts know every bit as
muoh about present-day political
situations as do members of downtown newspaper staffs. Cenaorahlp
shows  no discrimination.
Knowing the facts, then, and being university students with well-
trained minds, cltisens of this campus are perfectly aware of the role
they are expeoted to play during the
present conflict. Furthermore, it 1*
because they are Intelligent that
they have returned to the campus,
determined to carry on aa beat they
can until they know that their pre-
aence elsewhere ia of greater importance.
Today'a war-students are sane and
mature. We see no hysterical groupa
congregating between classes; professors are carrying on their lecturea with little or no reference to
the grim ahadow which lengthena In
our direction. The atudent of the
Unlveralty of Britiah Columbia doea
not wear hla heart on hts sleeve,
yet we do not need to be told that
he ia conactoua of hla obligations.
Under the clroumatanoea, the posters which made their appearance on
the oampua toward the end of laat
week aeem hardly neoeaaary. They
aeem, at leaat, a trifle superfluous.
We are suppressing all talk of the
war whenever possible; we are waiting, with calm resignation, for the
decialona which our government
handa down to ua. Are we not quee-
tloning the loyalty of our atudenta
when we publicise War on the billboards of our oampua?
It is the deaire of every columnist
to be popular, for he likea to feel
that hia efforts are not entirely unnoticed. Unfortunately, however, it
ls rarely poaaible for a writer to find
, out juat how popular hla column
might be. He finds out only when
he's fired by an editor who has done
a bit of careful investigating. And
then it'a too late.
This column will deal with campus life aa much aa poaaible, and
then only with Ita more interesting
aspects. With the exception of a few
poaaible remarka auch aa thoae
above, the heavier topics of war,
economic troubles, and local politics
will be left to those more capable
writers who are employed by larger
In order to keep this interesting—
and I promlae, incidentally, that lt
will be more Interesting from now
on—I have a proposition to put up
to you, Joe Reader. If you nave a
problem you'd like to dlscuas, or If
you think any particular aspect of
student life ahould be brought to the
attention, or if you want to pan me,
or offer suggestions, or anything, put
it on paper, put lt in an envelope,
and address it to the Mortar Board,
c/o the Publications Board, Carapu-
And if the correspondence start,
to pour in, I may still have a chance
to beat the Editor to the punch.
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By J.D.M.
For your Information, It haa been
auggeated to ua that the Unlveralty
"play down" varaity social affairs
this year, giving suoh reports a retiring appearance in dally newspapers. The reason given for this ls
that there ls a war on.
We all know that there Is a war
We all know—or should know—
that President Kllnck has deolared
the polloy of the University to be
"carry on but not business as usual."
Now It may bs that the Idea of
following a retiring policy is to give
Vanoouver the Idea that In such a
serious situation we are being levelheaded and are not wasting our time
on frivolities.
For a number of reasons whloh
we will explain hereunder, we don't
hold with this Idea at all. In faot
we think that the person who suggested that we hide our lights under
a bushel does not understand the full
Import behind those oryptlc words
uttered by ths President over a
week ago.
Perhaps most people assume that
"oarry on" means to do your best
to keep up with the usual In the
face of impending- disaster.
This ls an entirely correot assumption.
Aa we understand It, a national
emergency calls for extraordinary
measures In whloh things are not
"as uaual" but are. Instead, more Intense and aotlve.
Anyone who knows what goes on
behind the headlines will know that.
Extraordinary efforts are put Into
carrying on the business of a nation
In such an expanded manner as will
fit the war needs of a nation. National control of natural resources,
Industry and food supplies exaggerates the volume of government business, and an added effort Is demanded ot private business and Individuals to meet the needs of a people
at war.
The raising of private moneys for
hospitalization organisations and
other social benefits required at auch
a time as thia absorb the efforts of
prlv.te people, and of aooletlea and
groups formerly devoted to a restricted field of activity.
The deaire that unlveralty atudenta
carry on with their studies, solentlflo
and otherwiae, and partake of military .training haa already been,
either openly or by Intimation, expressed by government and university officials.
Since we are a part of the common
bulwark at home, a part of the
nation devoted to backing the war
needs of the allies, may wa suggest
that, in OUR aotlvities, as in those
of other fields, the emphasis should
be removed from the restricted field
of former days and should be expanded and oriented to a war purpose.
Therefore, may we suggest that
unlveralty functions  thla  year  be
devoted to raising a surplus ovmr
tho  usual  aUotments so  that  we,
the Alma Mater Sooiety, may make
« useful contribution to war emergency funds.
How this is to be done Is a matter
for  thought.  Either  a war  tax will)
have   to   be   added   to   pass   system
functions,   or  functions  muat   be   ao
planned that there la a aurplus over
the   uaual   allotment  whloh   may   be
turned back into a central fund;  or
olae, the admiaalona from other than
paaaholdera   be   earmarked   for   the
special fund. But, nevertheleaa, there
muat be many waya of working out
suoh plans.
Thus,  we  further  suggest   that,
Instead    of   following   the   shortsighted policy of atemptlng to retire from the public eye, we make
our   functions   bigger   and   better,
and  advertise  them with  banner-
In  other  words,  get  on  the  band
wagon  and give  'em a full  head  of
ateam.   And   give   the   publio   a   real
taste   of what  we  oan  do.
Already the unlveralty has gone a
long way in doing that. The co-operation of science and agriculture departments, the enlistments of students in the O.T.C. are all a part of
it. But we cannot all fit into those
categories. And now—enough Is not
This ls one time U.B.C. oan play
a real role in the time of need, and
the returns In the knowledge of a
job well done and In subsequent
publio goodwill wlU be ample reward.
re Sessional Fees
Last day for payment of First Term is
October 2nd, 1939.
All cheques must be certified and made
payable to the University of British
For regulations governing: Fees, consult
your Calendar pages, 38-41 inclusive.
Late Fee will be strictly enforced after
due date.
The University of British Columbia
If one haa anything to present,
one should always start with the
most disagreeable. At least that haa
always been our policy. And now
we shall follow it.
Theft is a quality, we have always
conaldered to be peculiar to the
lower rabble, or to thoae whoae Intelligence haa been warped Into scheming  meohaniama.
On thia baaia, we could aaaume
from the reporta that have reached
ua, that the studenta of thla unlveralty either oome from the 'gutter'or
are mentally unaound. No aane thinking human would deliberately ateal
another atudent'a glasses—and especially from the owner's oar.
We have also heard of the oase of
a first year student. He is from out
of town. The flrst day at University, both his ooat and hat were stolen.
Out of town students find it difficult to replaoe suoh lossss. Many
students who are living at home find
it equally diflioult to meet suoh a
financial emergency.
It Is the duty of all students to be
loyal to the Alma Mater Sooiety and
every member In It, by refraining
from stealing. It is not worthy of
their personal Individuality nor their
oampus  position.
And now to more pleasant things.
It appears, according to the registrar's offloe that up-to-date there is
exactly  one  exchange  student  pres-
Letters To The Editor
Editor, Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Thought, effort, and money have
been expended generously In turning our grounds from a wilderness
Into an attractive oampus; according to Professor Buck, we have
about 100 different kinds of trees
and some 800 or 400 different kinds
ot ornamental shrubs and plants,
whloh, together with the grass, one
oan' see receiving constant attentoln
from expert groundsmen.
May we expreaa a wish that the
atudenta will thia year aet a atandard of neatneaa in their enjoyment
of theae grounda?
There are receptaclea for olgarette
cartons, chocolate-bar wrappers, and
other waste paper; and if they are
not adequate, no doubt others can
be provided. Is it too muoh to hope
that every student will resolve not
to mar the campus with litter?
Very truly yours,
ent on our oampus—Stanley Gaudin
trom the University ot Western Ontario. It Is always a pleasure for
the student body to welcome to Its
midst a member of another oampus,
and to watoh his Intereat ln our
olubs  and  societies.
*        *        *
We were present at an Intensely
patriotlo meeting reoently and to
our dismay, our national anthem 'O
Canada' was sung in as many permutations of the two versions of
Buchan and Weir as are possible.
If we cannot preserve unity In our
national song how oan we expect to
be unified In our war efforts?    Hera
(Continued on Page Three)
Students' Supplies
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No. 725  at only  40c
(All Keyed Different)
No. 740  Made  with  one-piece   body,   hardened  steel
shackle.  Locks on  both sides ... at  only  60o
(All Keyed Different)
No. 741 Sumo, but heavier ....78c
Common Padlocks, from   15c
Study Lamps, with or without Ash Tray  $1.05
Shoe Brushes and Polish at City Prices
New  Gillette  Tech  Razor   49c
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Phone ALma 1552 Tuesday, September 26, 1939
Players9 Club Members
Learn While They Play
Have you the urge to deaign acen-»
ery? Do you aspire to stand before
the footlights and declaim words of
deathless glory? Is there In your
emotional make-up a passion for
playing about with circuits and
Kltog Lights?
If you search about In your mental
chambers, perchance you will discover that you yearn to do one or
several of these things. The next
step after this self-examination is to
decide that you are going to have a
Jolly good try at getting Into the
one place where you can have a shot
at putting your ideas into execution:
The Players' Club,
It Isn't so frightfully hard, you
know. AU you have to do Is All in
the blanks on one of the application
forms to be found near the phone
booth in the Arts Building, and drop
It into the reoeptacle thoughtfully
provided for that purpose.
There is a possibility that you
may have heard someone speaking
derogatorily of the Players' Club,
and referring to its "Snootlness," to
descend in*o the vernacular. That
person Is mistaken, putting It kindly. It Isn't snootlness at all, but a
very Just pride In belonging to the
first-ranking club on the campus, a
olub that offers to its members a
training of professional quality, and
a Spring Tour through B.C., and up   shouldn't one of them be you?
the coast and the Island, a club that,
moreover, Is celebrating this ysar
its twenty-fifth anniversary. Isn't
that something?
You oan ask anyone you know
who Is in he Club, or who was a
member, and you will always bs told
the same thing: that for sxoltement,
fun, sooial amusement, Interest, and
training, the Players' Club Is tops.
It stands to reason that you cannot
bring together a group of people
interested In theatricals, and stage-
work, without them all having a glorious time. There are receptions
every fall and spring, at the home
of one or another of the membera,
and a party after the production of
the  Christmas  and Spring plays.
While you are about It, take down
these two dates: On September 38,
there will be a meeting of all Players' Club applicants in Arts 100. Jim
Frazee, our new president, will chat
to you about the Club, and you will
have a chance to meet eaoh other.
On Thursday, Ootober 5,—and
thla la Important—the try-out* will
take plaoe, In the Auditorium.
Nothing very frightful, you Just
atop out and run through a little
dialogue with your partner, and
only tho Judge* wUl be watching
So, Cheerio, and remember: the
Club   wants  new  membera,  ao why
(Continued frem Page 3)
Is the Buohan version:
O Canada,  our heritage, our love,
Thy worth we praise, all other lands
From   sea   to   sea,   throughout    thy
From pole to borderland,
At Britain's  side, whate'er betide,
Unflinching we'll  stand.
With heart we sing, Ood   Save   the
Ouard Thou our Empire wide, do we
And prosper Canada from   shore to
•       *        •
It Is the purpose of this department to gather newa from former
U.B.C. atudenta ... In other words . .
keeping In touch with thoae who
have gone on before. . . . John Cornish and Nancy Mllea have been
trying their hand at playwrltlng.
Nancy la a former Nbyasey columnist while John ia a former editor in
chief of thia publication.
Dr. Ollbert Hooley, chemlatry graduate and Agnes Shroeder -were married In Bellingham on Saturday. . . .
They will make their home ln Corning, N.Y., where Ollbert will make
pyrex glaaa for the manufacturing
plant there. . . Jack Davla, Rhodea
Scholar, who was to have studied
in England this year ia baok on the
oampua. . . due to the international
situation all Rhodes Scholara will
remain at their home campi. . . .
Alice Chose, after a summer of
playgroundlng, Is teaching at Nor-
quay Sohool. . . Alan Croll, soccer
player, la teaching the three 'r'a to
Wlndemere scholars. . . .more another time.
Paul J. Sykes, former atudent of
the Unlveralty, and well known
member of the Technocracy Society,
will speak at the meeting of that
body which will be held tomorrow
evening at 6, in the Faoulty room of
the cafeteria. His subject will be
"War  and   America."
Interested non-members are cordially  invited  to attend.
for the activities
of your—
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U.B.C. Students
Rated Highly
In East
Former B.C. Student
Returns To
The University of British Columbia Is rated highly In the East and
students from Vanoouver are weloomed there gladly, Dr. Maxwell
Cameron told The Ubyssey ln a
special   Interview   Monday.
The return of Dr. Cameron to
U.B.C. is of Kreat interest to the
university as a whole as well as to
the  Education   Department,
Dr. Cameron, -who graduated from
the Education clasa In 1028, haa been
appointed aotlng head of that department thla year.
After leaving the Unlveralty of
British Columbia, he was principal
of the school at Powell River for
several yeara. He then attended the
Unlveralty of Toronto, where he received his Ph.D.
He apent four yeara on the staff
of the Ontario College of Education
at that unlveralty.
Dr. Cameron ls a rugby enthusiast and was a valuable member of
our   own  team  while  a  student.
Alma Mater Society, rulings for the setting of University social functions have been posted on the A.M.S.
notice board.
Thursday of each week -has been reserved for the'
major functions such as the Arts-Aggie Ball, Science
Ball, class parties, etc. No entertainment which concerns
A.M.S. members may be held on the same date as a major
affair. Lesser functions will be permitted on Fridays.
Prospective dates for all social functions for which
tickets or invitations have been printed and which eome
under the jurisdiction of the Alma Mater Society must
be recorded with the President of W.U.S. or President
of M.U.S.
If the functions are listed on the schedule the set
dates must be observed so as to avoid clashes with other
University entertainments.
All the rules outlined under the heading "Social
Functions'' in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Alma
Mater Society must be observed.
Musical Society
Holds Tryouts
This Week
With an inspiring crop of seventy
applicants. Musical Society trials
were begun today under the direction
of Mr. Haydn Williams.
The trials will be continued on
Thursday on the Auditorium stage
trom 11 to 3 o'clock. The executive
of the club reports that the try-outs
have been very satisfactory so far
this year.
Nothing has been decided yet about
the opera to be produced this year.
This news may be available at the
general meeting to be held Friday,
Sept. 29 ln Applied Science 100.
The flrst meeting of the Biological
Discussion Club -will be held at 8
o'clock, Monday, October 2, at the
home of Dr. McLean Fraaer, 4585
Weat Sixth Avenue.
Memberahip ia open to graduates
and undergraduates who have taken
Biology 1, and are taking aome senior coursea in Botany, Zoology, or
The club affords studenta an opportunity to meet professors and fellow students in an Informal fashion
and to prepare papers on some
special feature  of Biology.
Applications for membership
should be placed In the box at the
foot of tho stairs In the north end
of the Applied Science building.
All interested in joining a photography club are invited to meet
Thursday, 12.30, Arts 107.
Radio Hour
Official Club
"Varsity Time" Gets
Charter as Radio
"Varsity Time," oampus
radio organisation, has beoome, by written constitution,
the offlolal University Radio
Sooiety of the Unlveralty of
British Columbia.
By this constitution, the sooiety
can oontrol, develop and organise
all official student broadcasts of the
Alma Mater Society, either on or off
the campus. If required, the society
will render any assistance neoeaaary
to all activities and functions whloh
are in the interests _of the University. This win extend to providing
announcers for any publio address
broadcasts held upon the campus or
General membership In the Society is unlimited In number but Is
confined to members In good standing of the A.M.S. Unless approved by
the Exeoutive, subjeot to acceptance
by the Students' Council, active
membership (Including those engaged in production, administration,
and broadcasting), Is restricted to
registered atudenta of the Unlveralty. However, Honorary memberahip can be conferred upon any
worthy peraon. Suoh membera may
assist the society ln anly an advisory
The entire executive of the organisation is appointed by the Director
ln oo-operatlon with the L.S.E. president aubject to Council approval. The
Director who la Immediately reapon-
alble to Council for all aotlvitlea of
the Society la choaen by the prealdent of the L.S.E. on the recommendation  of the  retiring dlreotor.
The Executive la empowered to act
ln the name of the Radio Society.
However, a apecial meeting of the
S-clety may be called upon the receipt by the Secretary of the written
requeat of one-third of the member-
The constitution providea for at
leaat two general meetinga per year
and regular executive meetinga at
leaat twice a month.
The Sooiety this year may benefit from the services of a qualified
dramatlo Instructor provided for
ln Clause 5, Artlole 9.
Payment for this director and for
all purohaaea of propertiea by the
Society are made through the budget granted by the Studenta' Council.
The equipment mentioned beoomea
the aole property of the Studenta of
of the University of B.C.
As an organization under the
L.S.E. members' of the Radio Society
may receive awarda in recognition of
noteworthy efforts on the behalf of
that  group.
Thia constitution, aa reported, may
be amended by a majority vote at
any general meeting of the Society,
aubject to approval by Students'
Photos for the student passes must
be taken Immediately and no passes
will be given out. until every student
has had his or her picture taken.
Students who had their pictures
taken for last year's Totem will have
those pictures on their passes, but
those who omitted this procedure
must have a picture taken immediately.
Those who haven't had their photos
taken yet are the guilty ones who
are preventing their fellow-students
from enjoying the benefits of a pass
which they have already paid for in
their Alma Mater Society fee.
Youth Have Not
Gone To Dogs
— Endicott
Reverend Stresses
Need of Change
In Life
"The  old  people  think  that the
young   people   have   gone   to   the
doga,  but  they  haven't,"   said  Rt.
Rev. James Endicott when he addressed  the freshman class at  St.
Andrew's-Wesley    Churoh    Sunday
Preaching his farewell service attended by 350 students, Dr. Endicott
stressed that life, both peraonal and
international  must  undergo  a   radical change.
War, and most of the world's
major changes today were the result
of the failure of men to adopt themselves to a flexlbt* world of changing
conditions, he said.
He cited religion as being an example of this failure to adapt, a
failure exhibited ever since Old
Testament days of men to meet the
need to alter external practices to
flt a larger ideal. It was up to youth
to bring about this change, he pointed out.
"You will have to scrap your books
of laat year and to make galna in
knowledge and acientiflo discovery,"
he declared. "You muat take the attitude of a doctor or scientist toward
world affairs and general aocial betterment."
Social Problems
Club Plans
The Social Problems Club laid
comprehensive plana for the year'a
activities at a meeting on Sunday
afternoon  at Joyce  Carter's  home.
Four atudy groupa will be conducted thla session, toplca being International Relations, Trends in Contemporary Thought, Social Trends
in Art and Literature, and Contemporary Work. These groups will be
open   to   all   students   Interested.
Mervyn Davis waa elected president of the club and Henry Ide,
secretary. Chairmen for the four
stuc'.y groups were chosen, also a
trer surer and  a  publicity director.
It was announced that Arts 208
would be reserved for the use of the
club  during  noon   hours.
Old members of the Publications
Board are notified that there will
be a meeting today at noon, in the
pub. office. Full attendance Is urgently requested.
"Russia Is
Says Forum
Wijrjrs Holds Russian
Invasion Malicious
Yet Justified
University student* supported th*
Soviet invasion of Poland as they
debated the recent trends In International politics at the first Parliamentary Forum debate of the year
last Friday.
Speaking to the resolution: "That
Russia was Justified ln her change of
foreign policy," Frank Wiggs claimed
that the Polish invasion though
"malicious, malignant, and foul" waa
Justified according to the ideas of
relative Justice.
"Changes In Soviet foreign polloy
ore due to the long series of betrayals
cl Russia by the powers of Europe,"
he contended. "She was not consulted
at the Munich conference when her
ally Czecho-Slovakla was being partitioned; her disarmament proposals
were Ignored, and she was forced into
n two decade isolation policy."
Arguing against the resolution,
Robert Olark claimed that Russia
had failed to play her part in reestablishing world peace.
"Instead, she has deserted ln the
hour of need; she has betrayed aU
principles of truth, honor, Justice,
and decency," he maintained as he
claimed that world distrust of the
Soviet would continue.
Formal   $j
Radio Society
To Have Voice
Auditions Now
The Radio Society will hold voice
auditions of all freshmen In the Radio Studio in the Aggie Building,
from 13.30 till 1.30 for the remainder
of the week.
Freshmen desiring to act aa announcers, actors or script writers are
urged to get their radio voices tested
as soon as possible. .
There still are a number of vacancies open for freshmen ln any of
these capacities.
Too much faith ln a bicycle lock
brought undetermined loss and inconvenience to a second year Applied
Scienceman,   Mlohael  Haddad.
Over the week-end this lock on his
locker ln the Applied Science Building was spl-ung and twisted.
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He arrived on Monday to find his
locker empty.
"I'm not certain of my exact loss,"
Haddad said. "All I do know Is that
I never wUl use that type of look
Now he has a large strong padlock
to protect his books.
Covered Wagon" Revived
By Campus Film Society
In line with their general policy
the Film Society will bring to the
campus Thursday, October 0, for
their flrst showing one of Hollywood's old epics, "The Covered
Many of you will probably remember having seen this picture, or If
not will have read of it since for it
was a landmark in the creation of
Action with a camera. Concerning
a wagon-train of Pioneers aet out
to take up homestead sites ln Oregon It Introduces to the aoreen beautiful sweeping shots of the prairies
in  the  middle  statea.
The plot, however, suffers slightly
under the influence of the old melodrama with the beautiful heroine
loved by both the villain and the
hero, who is, during the greater part
of the film, under a false charge of
theft. It Is important also for the
fact that It introduced the western
story with which we are now all too
Accompanying the feature will be
a Charlie Chaplin comedy which will
prove both amusing and  Interesting
especially in the light that Mr. Chaplin la now working on a new release,
tentatively   named   "The   Dictators."
In addition to the regular showings this year there wUl be a new
feature In the form of a aerial to
be run eaoh ahowing and la guaranteed to leave the heroine In th*
moat precarious poaltlon possible
eaoh week.
1 Another change also will be noted
in that showings will be held approximately every second week alternating on Thursday and Friday
at 11.30 a.m. in the Auditorium. For
thoae unable to attend until 12.80
the flrat reels will be run over again
at  the end  of  the ahow.
Studenta interested in becoming
more than Just paasive membera will
find scope for their various talents
ln the different branches of the
society. These include writing for
the Club's publication, taking aotual
part in the production of a film, and
garnering information on cinematography from the various talks to be
given throughout the year to the
Membership  tlokets to  the society  will  go on  sale  thla  week  In
the quad box office at noon today.
The  charge  Is  one  doUar  for  the
A general  meeting for all  old  and
prospective    members    will    be    held
Friday in  Arts  100 at  12.30 noon.  A
good    representative    attendance    at
the meeting will  Insure the drawing
up  of  a  policy that  will  be  suitable
to  the  most  members.
Hrs.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
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Tuesday, September 26, 1939
Varsity  Takes   Fyfe-Smith  Shield
War Alters
Athletics At
Forces Withdrawal
From Competition
WINNIPEG — The University of
Manitoba, through Its athletlo board,
the Athletic Board of Control, officially stated IU reasons for withdrawing from intercollegiate sports
and the dropping of the proposal to
enter into Hardy Oup competition
with the universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Blaming the withdrawal on the
Buropean war, the Athletlo Board
stated that lt would not be ready to
re-enter intercollegiate competitions
until pubUc support oould guarantee
a fair return, financially.
Following Is the offlolal statement,
made by the A. S. C:
1. Sufficient financial support oould
not be guaranteed by the U. M. S. U
finance committee in view of existing
a. The A. B. O. (Athletlo Board of
Control) was going to pioneer In an
extensive Interoolleglate program
which would demand the wholehearted support of the students and
Mr. and Mrs. Winnipeg if lt waa to
come near attaining it* objective. It
was felt that In general, publio hearts
and thoughts were concentrated elsewhere.
8. In view of the faot that a deficit
waa anticipated even under favourable conditions ln order to establish
inter-colleglate competition at Manitoba for the first year, lt waa deemed
wise to suspend this anticipated activity until such times as finances
were stable.
4. To many, a public spectacle such
as that created by Inter-colleglate
competition would be definitely out
of plaoe, whereas an extensive intramural program could be oonduoted
waa far greater enthusiasm at the
present time.
"Kngllsh Rugby always has been
strong In Varsity and we oan afford
to let the Canadian team have a few
of our players to bolster their line."
Those are the words of A. B. Carey
concerning Al Oardlner, Rang! Mattu and Jim Harmer, the backbone of
hia last year's crew who turned Gridders this year.
Carey even went on to say that If
the Canadian Club needed any more
players the Rugby boys can still spot
them a couple.
It'a a Lie
But don't be fooled, friends, the
English Rugby situation Is more serious than Mr. Carey would have you
believe. There were only twenty or so
out to the Saturday practice against
last year's mobs. There were only a
few old faces and a none too enthusiastic crop of Frosh.
There ls, however, the nucleus of a
strong team in Mr. Carey's assortment. Sandy Lang ls still there to
do the scrum receiving. Tommy Robson is back. Carrol Chapman, the
best kicker in the High School League last year ls one of the freshmen
who will find a place. Wilson College
is working out as he sets the pace for
the freshmen. Mack Buck, Day Smith,
Jerry Wood, Doug Wilson, Craig McPhee, Bob Robertson and Allan Wal-
lnce are some more of the old stand-
Names,  Names
Roy Borthwick, Alex Price and
Tommy Nishio are some more of the
frosh who will be contesting for
Todd Tremblay and Ted McPhee
won't be back till next month. Vic
Moore and Basil Robinson will not
be playing this semester.
There ls enough material on the
practice fields these days to build one
good team—but only one. In the past
the University has fielded four teams.
There will have to be a truckload of
interest delivered personally to Mr.
A. B. Carey in the next few weeks
before this will be possible this year.
Sixth Straight Victory
Cinches Shield
Point Grey Falls
Before Collegians
101-3 to 97
A strong Varsity eleven climaxed a
two-year struggle for recognition in
Vancouver cricketing circles Saturday when at Memorial Park they
trounced the tall-end Point Orey
team to take the Fyfe-Smith Shield
competition In six straight wins, lite
students had an easy time, winning
the game with seven wicket* in hand.
The College eleven was helped to
viotory when Bank of Oommeroe and
North Shore, the only two teams that
had a mathematical chanoe of nosing them out, both lost scheduled
Saturday, the Pointers put up Uttle
resistance to the Varsity attaok and
were all out for 87, Robinson (3 for
18) and Morris (4 for 40) led the
Student bowlers, while Smith with
30 and Tommy Mack with 19 were
the only Point Grey batsmen able to
make any runs. At an early stage of
the game five Point Orey wickets
were down for fourteen runs.
Varsity forces suffered a sUght setback when they lost Pillar and Warren for a paltry eight runs, but a
powerful combination of Rush and
Moore oUcked to put on more than
sixty runs, and virtually oUnoh the
Shield for the Student*.
When Jaek Rush waa bowled, after striking his way to a valuable
48, Basil Robinson paired up with
Moore to finish tho seorlng.
Both    men    kept    their    wloket,
Moore  scoring   a   rugged   40,  and
Robinson 11,  the soore being Varsity 101-8 against Point Orey 07.
Proving to be a great help to the
Varsity eleven was the innings of Vic
Moore, ex-Vlctorla Rep player, who
had won renown on the Campus for
his English Rugby, and who displayed
great form ln compiling his forty,
not out.
Jack Rush also came through again
showing a great variety of shots,
while Robinson was his usual flawless self.
Co-Ed Sports
—By Oerry Armstrong
A cross-country team win probably
be annexed to our Institution this
,1811, according to Maury Van Vllet.
Several students have shown their
Interest ln this long distance running
and are prepared to practise all winter so they might be able to compete
In the Portland meet ln the spring
and a special meet with Idaho State
DeBeck and several other of the
better long distance runners will also
compete ln the Olympic Trials next
Mr. Van Vllet will be glad to see
anyone Interested ln this exasperating sport as soon as possible.
Manager Dick Clark announces
that soccer practices will be held in
the gym on Tuesday at 6.30 and on
the field on Wednesday and Thursday of this week at 3.30. The flrst
game will be played next Saturday,
September 30th, when Varsity meets
South Van at the Cambie Street
Dick also announces that any candidates for the position of Junior
Manager should apply through the
Arts Letter Rack,
In lieu of the Student pasaea
whieh are not ready for uae,
the Student Council announced
that tickets for the Canadian
football game next Saturday,
September 30, would be given
out in  the Quad Box Office.
The game, which features
last season's Big Four Champions, the North Shore Lions,
and the University Thunderbirds at Athletic Park will get
under  way at 2.30 p.m.
The aplendld variety of physical
education activities being offered this
year has brought an enthusiastic
response from campus co-eds. From
the gym, our proficient instructress
Miss Gertrude Moore reports a
steady stream of registrations and
enquiries. Shs reveals also that
everybody Is Interested in the hope
of gaining credits for physical sd.
The Increasingly popular sport of
archery will reappear this term, with
great interest already displayed In
learning the art. Last year, a Var-
blty team entered Intercollegiate
oompetitlon for the ssoond tims and
emerged seoond out of nine colleges.
Although high aoorer Margery Lean
la abaent, many former archera are
back to form what ahould be a well
nigh Invincible team. For the information of an enquirer, the girls
learn to arch  bowa not brows.
Aa uaual, badminton gives hope
of being well attended, both In the
form of beginner*' lessons and
mixed classes.
A good drawing card has been the
newcomer to the campua, golf. Organiser of the club and a competitor
in recent city golf championships,
Ruth Wilson reveals that tentative
plana are to uae soft balls on mats
In the gym for preliminary practice
before going outside In the Spring.
Thoae who have not handed In
registration forms are urged to do
ao immediately and thoae who have,
to attend claaaea for which they
have aigned. For the benefit of any
new athletea who have ao far been
ahown only the Arta Building and
the Cafeteria, the gymnaalum ia the
building bealde whioh they are constructing the new Union Building.     '
Backfleld Stars
Still Missing
Line Is Strong As
"Strad" Returns
Propping for the season's opener
against North Shore Lions, the Varsity gridders are going through their
paces on the campus, and will trot
out a formidable squad at Athletlo
Park, next Saturday, September 30th.
Last Saturday, Coach Van Vllet
Ordered a play-drill that unearthed
the fact that while still a little green,
in spots the Blue and Gold, with a
game or two under their belts, will
be strong contenders for Big-Four
Baokfleld Weak
Greatest problem tor Van Vllet Is
the moulding of his baokfleld Into
a strong scoring threat, and the absence of Tommy WUllams and Evan
apRoberts emphasised this on Saturday.
Both Williams and apRoberts are
doubtful starters In the first game,
and consequently the burden of the
Varsity running attack will fall on
Graham Finlay, last year freshman
star, Barney Boe, and Alan Gardiner,
converted English ruggerman.
In the absence of Johnny Farina,
last year's regular quarterback and
apRoberts who understudied Farina,
Van Vllet may be forced to uae Ous
Carmlchael, a freshman, in the signal-calling spot.
N*w Men
Carmlchael, a high-school grldder,
has shown great promise in practices
but observers believe that he is stUl
a little green to catch a starting spot
with the Collegians.
Another new face ln the Varsity
line-up ls that of Andy Lang. Lang
played end for the Kaycees last season and has been turning out to Varsity drills lately, trying out for end
position. Van Vllet may, however,
convert him into a half-back.
In the line this year things are
looking much rosier. Back again are
Lee Straight at centre, "Hank" Stradlottl and Angy Provenzano at tackle
positions, and Pearson and Dowrle in
the end spots. Freddie Smith, hardhitting middle of last year's Hardy
Cup champions will return to the
Campus at the end of the month.
College Callage
—By Lionel Salt
Inaugurating a new feature, the Ubyssey will present from time to
time two pictures, aa above, of Varsity athletes who are prominent in the
news either on  the  campus  or on  other fields.
As a starter we present Basil Rob-1
inson on the left and Barney Boe on
the right, both of whom have won
renown in sporting circles on this
campus. Basil is skipper of the Varsity Cricket Club that won the Fyfe-
Smith Shield, and constantly proved
valuable to the side.
"Baz" has also made the English
Rugby team, and played soccer for
the  champion   North   Shore  Unlteds.
Barney Boe, on the other hand, has
made his name in Canadian football,
having played for Varsity for a number of years, and the North Shore
Lions laat season. Barney was captain of the Varsity forces away back
in 1030 when he was registered as a
fifth-year scienceman. and will be a
gr* .t asset to Van Vliet ln the line
and in field generalship.
Last Saturday, thla reporter wandered out to the practise field to watch
Ooaoh A. B. Carey put the English Rugby recruits through pre-aeason workouts. And friends, lt was pitiful. Without casting aspersions on those stalwart
sons who did turn out, the outlook Is anything but bright. In fact, it's awful.
Gone are Strat Leggatt, Johnny Bird, Vlo Moore, Ranjl Mattu, Jim Harmer,
Basil Robinson—well, need we go farther?
Gone, indeed, ls the backbone of both the Varaity and the U.B.C. squads,
and the hopes of producing another wonder team like the 1936-37 edition.
It will be a sad year for Mr. Carey and we envy not his position of drUllng
a few remnants plus some green recruits Into a winning combination.
Coaoh Carey's predicament Is Ooaoh Van Vliet's deUght, and lt Is Interesting to see how the hopes and strength of the Oanadlan football squad
vary inversely with thoae of the English Ruggers.
One of the biggest catches this season Is burly Jim Harmer who la
rapidly proving to be a valuable asset In th* blocking half position. Out
of football for som* time, Jim ha* found hla old style, and will be a big
help to the Blue and Oold against th* Lions next Saturday.
Van Vliet's smUe grew even bigger when he learned that Evan apRoberts
hit town last Friday, carrying an extra twenty pounds, and Is rarln' to go.
It ls doubtful, though, whether "Apple" will see aotlon against the Lions.
Basketball enthusiasts on the campus have Jumped on the Varsity bandwagon already and are touting the Oollege quintette as "the" team in the
loop this year. To baok thla up, they point to the presence of Ted Pallas,
Pat Flynn, By Straight, Don Livingstone, WaUy Johnson, Doug Alexander
and a flock of others who have made the headlines ln former years.
Through the grape-vine this department heard that Stacey's not Varsity,
are the team to beat, and we're inclined to favour this. Rated as one of the
fastest teams In the league Staoey's have bolstered their roster with Alex
Lucas and Frank Turner and should be ready to go places this year. Don't
say we didn't tell you.
And they tell this one about Tod Trembley, faithful English rugger star.
During the summer, Tod was hit with a strong case of hay fever. The family
sawbones advised Tod to lay off athletloe this winter, and rest up. "But I'm
going down to see Doo Burke. Then I'll be aU right," claims Trembley.
Bath men will probably see action on different fields next Saturday,
September 30. when Barny Is scheduled to play In the opening grid game
against his old friends the Lions, and Basil is seriously thinking pf playing
soccer aganlst South Van.
It Is not lack of Interest in the major games that are cutting down on
the. number of players turning out
this year, lt is due mainly to the
compulsory insurance rule.
This discovery was brought about
when the enrollment of basketball
votaries surpassed other years whereas the Football, Soccer and Rugby
took a disastrous nose-dive.
No Money
It ls unfortunate, however, that
this ruling should keep the players
from their sports. It is not Intended
to help the lnsuranoe oompany; on
the other hand Maury Van Vllet says
the insurance companies haven't yet
made any money on athletic Insurance.
The experienced members of the
Rugby and Canadian FootbaU olubs
swear by the Improvement of this
new rule. When they step on the
field they feel secure when they
know that any accident they might
have will not at least wreck them
Johnny Farina had a kick in the
face last year that ran his doctor's
bill upwards to $75. Gladly would he
have paid his six dollars.
The insurance on each player is
ten dollars, four of which la paid by
the Alma Mater Society. The other
six ls the barrier which is keeping
the enthusiast ln the stands.
It is unfortunate that these students cannot see far enough ahead
to realize that If they must participate in a sport of bodily contact their
insurance is indlsposable.
Basketball will not come under this
new regulation as Maury considers it
not sufficiently dangerous to warrant
the ten dollar Insurance and It will
provide an outlet for the students
who cannot afford the six dollars for
the other sports.
So Basketball unlike the Football,
Soccer and Rugby will benefit from
the others and heaven knows they
don't  need   the   extra  support.
Seven htmdred and thirty
students participated ln last
year's Intra-mural sports. This
is the reason why Maury Van
Vllet ls interested In starting
them earlier this year.
Maury has called a meeting
of all the class representatives
for 12.30 Friday in his office.
The representatives referred
to include all last year's class
reps until this year's election
are held.
Mr. Van Vllet had 13 different games ln his collection last
year. This time he intends to
expand that total.
There .will be a General Baaketball meeting on Wednesday, September 37th in Room Arta 100 at
13.30. All thoae Interested In playing baaketball thla year are aaked
to be there when the organisation
and set-ups of the various teams
will  be explained.
"Girls' Riding Classes will be commenced next week," announces Miss
Moore, Physical Instructress.
All registrations must be ln this
week, if the girls are to take advantage of the price of five rides tor five
dollars,  before Christmas.
Over a hundred girls took part ln
the classes last year, renting horses
from the Point Qrey Riding Club.
The same procedure will be followed
this year.
Experienced riders or beginners are
put in separate classes of six in each,
each class riding at its own times.
Transportation desired for two.
Vicinity of 34th and Dunbar. Apply
Baall Robinson, Arts Letter Rack.
An important meeting of the Varsity Band will take place in Arts 208
Wednesday  noon.
All members and prospective members are urged to attend.
Transportation for 1 available,
from Spanish Banks vicinity. John
W.  Ker,  ALma  1671R.
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