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 AMS Spends 90 Minutes To Decide Nothing
Vol XXVI
VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 21,1944
No. 25
Make*Up
Class To
Be Jan. 26
• MUSSOC make-up class,
scheduled for last Wednesday, has been postponed
until next Wednesday, January 26. All memberg of this
class are to be on hand in
Room 207, at 6:00 p.m.
Rehearsals wiU be the same as
last week except that the men's
chorus might not be able to obtain
the Auditorium. If this is so, one
of the other rooms will be used.
Notice of any changes will be posted on the notice-board.
Anyone who wishes to obtain
tickets for the coming production
of "lolanthe" may get them at the
box-office in the Auditorium at
11:30 every day. The tickets are
80 cents, 75 cent* and $1.00 and the
operetta will be presented three
nights, February 24, 25, and 26.
Student night is February S.
It is urgent that all member of
the orchestra coma to rehearsals,
starting Monday, January 24.
AU members who expect to work
on committees are requested to
sign on the lists in Auditorium 207
at ones, as nothing can be started
until this ls done.
Thespians
Present
Dover Road
• "DOVER ROAD," a comedy by
*        A. A. Milne, has been chosen
by the Players Club aa its annual
spring production. With try-outs
starting January 24 it will be due
for presentation around the end of
March.
A big house on Dover Road, the
gentleman resident and his hobby
of patching matrimonial affairs,
two couples travelling along the
road who are forced by circumstances to spend a week at the
house, and subsequent entanglements all provide highly amusing
results.
No better place for comedy could
be provided than when the gentleman forces the couples to see
each other in unfortunate situations as a means of testing their
fidelity. Inevitably there are also
serious moments.
According to vice president Jean
Christie, the play was chosen for
its bright comedy situations, good
parts giving players an opportunity to really act, and the amusement it will provide the audience.
ISS Week
To Rouse
Interest
• INTERNATIONAL      Student
Service week will be held from
January 31 to February 5 this year.
Purpose of the traditional commemoration Is to awaken Varsity
interest in the ISS and to promote
relief for student-suffering in other parts of the world.
During 1942-43, the ISS sent
over 600 books to student internees and prisoners-of-war; phonograph records to prison camps
in Germany; and soya bean milk
to t. b. threatened Chinese youth.
In addition, the student organization has provided tuition, board,
lodging and clothing for student
refugees  in  Switzerland.
Class Party Dates
Tentatively Set
O THE AMS office has announced tentative dates for the
Junior-Senior class party as March
16 and for the Frosh party, February 17.
The class executives have been
authorized to proceed with the arrangements for their respective
class parties.
Star-Studded Pep Meet
Previews Red Cross Ball
•   A LITTLE SNATCH of Arabian glamour, provided by
sultry harem beauties, and a dazzling preview of regal
beauty will spotlight the star-studded Red Cross Ball preview pep meet next Tuesday.
The pep meet, which is the tradi-
„__„__________„_^____ tional forerunner of the aristocratic Greek Letter Societies annual ball, will feature a popular
but unnamed band.
SMOOTH
In its previous appearances before Varsity students the unknown
band brought the roof down with
its smooth renditions of popular
numbers. For the program the
band has whipped up a few novelty numbers similar to "Annie's
Cousin Fanny," a favorite with
Varsity students.
Eight willowy Arabian beauties
draped in flowing veils will cavort
In Oriental fashion to the strains
of "Sheik of Araby" in a for*,
glimpse of the colourful chorus
routine.
A mock Judging of the quean
candidates will also be a feature
of the gala program. The tan lovely royal candidates .will parade
before the appraising eyes of the
student body in glamorous evening
gowns.
PRIZES
Sciencemen have abandoned
their traditional take-off of the
chorus as their contribution to the
pep meet. They have definitely
promised something "entirely new."
Two prizes will be raffled off
during the show. Two numbers
will be drawn corresponding to
seat numbers in the Auditorium
but raffle winners must have on
their person at the tune of the
drawing at least one raffle ticket
sold for the Red Cross drawing.
Deng Edwards Is la charge el
ilk! P«P meat and will be assisted
by Phil Ashmore as Master of
Ceremonies.
CORSAGES
Students are reminded that by
purchasing corsages at Point Grey
Florists they wiU be contributing
to the Red Cross Fund.
The Arm has guaranteed to contribute to the fund with each corsage purchased for the ball. Corsages up to any price may be purchased but orders should be put
in early to avoid disappointment.
Conference
Deals With
Christanity
• THE third and final
round table discussion
on Religion and Life was
held Wednesday evening in
the Brock lounge. The meeting dealt with the fundamental elements of Christianity.
Chairman Dr. O, B. Switzer,
first introduced Dr. R. H. Clark,
of the chemistry department. Dr.
Clark discussed immortality from
a point of view of chemistry,
showing actual life-producing enzymes "in black board diagrams.
Re stated that since every known
chemical compound in nature has
a definite purpose ha fait that
mankind must also be on earth
te a reason.
CONGRATULATIONS
The next group of speakers, Including Bishop Remington, Miss
Gertrude Rutherford, Dr. L. G.
Kilborn, and Chancellor Gilmore
of McMaster, discussed their own
personal experience with Christianity.
fhanntllffr Gilmore expressed
his congratulations to tha.>unlfar»
sity for having been first to Inaugurate such a series of discussions, and added that he hoped
that the scheme would not be discontinued.
After the speakers had concluded, Bob White,, president of the
AMS, announced that a meeting of
ell students interested in continuing discussions on religion would
be held in Mildred Brock room on
Monday, January 24, at 8:30 p.m.
Squashed
Students
Cause Queue
• OVER-ANXIOUS freshmen,
pushing and shoving their fellows at the bus terminals in their
eagerness to make 8:10's, will feel
the strong arm of disciplinary control next week.
Starting Wednesday, students
must queue up for buses In the
rush hours at both the Sasamat
and Varsity bus stops, according
to Harley Thornton, transportation
chief on the campus.
The new system has been
brought about by line up casualties—several cases of smashed
spectacles and semi-squashed coeds have been reported in the
past few weeks.
Queuing up is expected to relieve travelling pressure, and to
save time, providing there is full
student co-operation.
Disc* Committee
To Provide Extra
Waste   Receptacles
e   ADDITIONAL waste paper receptacles to be placed at vantage points on the campus is a recent scheme proposed by the Discipline Committee and, announces
Phyllis Bishop, president of WUS.
The scheme is intended to allev-
/ iato   the   increasing   lunch   paper
problem on the campus, especially
on the parking lot.
The Committee also announced
their intention to have pencil
sharpeners   installed   In   the  bibs.
Democracy
Subject At
SPC Meets
• CANADIAN war alms; the
fast-rising Canadian labor parties and the question of labor unity
in Canada; the Soviet Union; and
the capitalism • versus - socialism
argument will be the features of
the program of general meetings
for this term, sponsored by the
Social Problems Club.
Getting under way January 28,
it will consist of five big meetings
in Arts 100, to be held every second Friday noon, at each of which
two prominent local figures—campus professors and downtown labor, political, newspaper, and
business men—will speak.
The topics will be: Jan, 28.
Have We Democracy In Canada
today? Feb. 11. What Should Our
War Aims Be, and Has the King
Government Fulfilled Them? Feb.
25. The Russian Experiment —
Will Its Influence Spread? Mar.
10. Undecided; either the "Problems and Future of U.B.C." or the
"Question of Political Labor Unity
In Canada." Mar. 24. Should Capitalism Die, Can Socialism Work
in America?
The speakers will present opposing viewpoints, with discussion
periods following.
FIRST MEETING
Discussion of the accomplishments of the Religion and Life
Conference w'H feature the first
meeting of the club this term, to
be held this Friday, January 21st,
in Arts 208.
This will be the regular January
general club meeting, at which
the program for the term will be
presented and discussed as well
as the conference, in which the
SPC took an active part.
Kilborn
Discusses
Science
• "SCIENCE ia not only
compatible with, but is
complementary to religion,"
declared Dean L. G. Kilborn
Tuesday evening to strike
the keynote of the "Science
and Religion" discussion.
Introduced by Dr, Hector MacLeod, head of tho department of
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, the Dean spoke to an an*
thuslastlc capacity audience In
Brock Kail.
DISCUSSION
After outlining the aspects ot
scientific outlook, ho went oa to
show that Christianity not only
stood up under close scrutiny, but
also developed such an outlook.
He maintained that science could
not progress In a civilization other
than  Christian.
Before the meeting was thrown
open to discussion, Dr. M. Y. Williams of the Geology Department
and Dr. A. H. Hutchinson of the
Biology Department spoke briefly
in support ot Dean Kilborn.
In The discussion following, one
of the most popular questions
dealt wluj <he scientific proof of
the existence of God. Chancellor
Gilmour answered theta questions.
Bishop Remington discussed the
effect of new scientific discoveries
on religion. He concluded that
each new discovery brought
science and religion closer together.
"Science and religion ere not
separated by steel bulkheads, but
are lndivisibly joined to each
other."
Review Of
Conference
Proposed
O "In response to several requests asking for a post-conference discussion on some of tho
points brought up during the Religion and Life Conferences, a
meeting will be,held in the Mildred Brock room at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 24," Bob Whyte announced yesterday.
Students who are Interested In
attending this meeting should
come prepared to take an active
part in the discussion on points
which they do not fully understand, and to raise points ln criticism or praise.
Attendance at this meeting will
be taken as an indication of the
students' desire to hold similar
meetings of this sort. •
Bibbs To
Plan For
Ceremony
• UBC is gomg to have a Cairn
ceremony.
The long delayed event will be
held sometime in March, according
to Dick Bibbs. At Monday night's
council meeting Bibbs was named
chairman of a committee, consisting of Phyllis Bishop and Harry
Franklin, to arrange for the Cairn
Ceremony.
The committee hopes to have an
open house at the same time, but,
Bibbs said, it might be impossible
to do that tliis year.
However, there will b_< some big
athletic event. The committee has
had no time to hold a meeting but
Franklin stated they might have
a football game or perhaps a track
meet between army, navy and
airforce.
STOP PRESS
All nominations for president of
the Alma Mater Society must be
in to the AMS office by 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 26.
Robert's "Rules Of Order"
Proves Interesting Topic
Slight Mention Also Made Of Conference,
Quorum, Prunejuice And Writing To Victoria
• A VERY CHARMING get-together of the students of the University of British Columbia was held Thursday noon in the auditorium.
Requested by more than 120 students, the affair was a social success with more than
700, then 600, 500, 400 students occupying their whole noon hour and part of a lecture period
to discuss Robert's Rules of Order.
-__________«_______________--______________________-___.       WELL, IS IT?
Physical Ed. Dept.
Proposed For UBC j
• OTTAWA HAS recently proclaimed a National Physical
Fitness Act which directly concerns this university. The
Act provides a grant of $1,700.00 as the initial sum of a grant,
to be matched by the provincial government, for the establishment of a department of Physical Education at the provincial universities.
Unless the provinces express a
willingness to participate in the
Act before the next session of
Parliament the grant may be withdrawn.
PEOPLE UNDEB PAR
The national program is designed
to guide the moral and intellectual
development of Canada through
the promotion of Physical Education in universities and other institutions. The plan is to train
teachers, demonstrators, and lecturers and to organize sports and
athletics on a nation-wide scale.
Results ot enlistments brought
about by the draft have shown
that the people ot our nation are
physically under par and the Act
has been created to revise and
expand   physical   education   In
There is at present no course hi
the province of British Columbia
leading to a degree In Physical
Education, but extensive discussions have been carried on In Victoria and the university concerning the establishment of a department hart.
Required physical training has
long been a source of dispute at
UBC aa the majority of Canadian
universities have had required
course far aamo years.
ADVANTAGES
Other universities such as McGill, Toronto, and Saskatchewan
have taken advantage of the Physical Fitness Act and whether or
not this University will follow remains to be seen.
There are definite vocational
advantages to a university carrying a course leading to a degree in
Physical Education, The war has
in physical fitness and many positions are being opened for university graduates in teaching
Physical Education, guiding recreational activities, group, club,
end community work.
The jobs are well paid and university trained personnel is greatly
in demand.
Scandinavia
Stoneware
On Display
• SWEDISH and Danish stoneware will be on display in the
library during the week beginning
January 24.
Lidkoping, which will be on display, is a fine example of the art
which is coming out of Sweden
today. It possesses a directness of
design and is indicative of the
master craftsman and his heritage
throughout the centuries. These
pieces are appropriate to any setting, period or modern.
Danish Saxbo, designed by Natalie Krebs and displayed with this
collection, is divisible Into families
according to the colours of the
glazes. A few of these will also
be on display.
Mock Pari to Hold
"Caucus" Meeting
On January 24
• MEMBERS    of    the    Liberal
Progressive   Conservative   and
CCF mrties who are taking part
in t!io coming Mock Parliament are
asked to attend the "caucus"
meetings to be held at 12:30 Monday, Jan. 24 in Arts 104, 106 and
108.
There will be labels on the
doors indicating where the various parties are to assemble. The
Independents who signed up will
niret   in  Arts  102.
Mock Parlt
Pep Meet
On Feb. 8
• A MOCK Parliament pep meet
will be held In the auditorium Monday noon, January 31 to
stir up student enthusiasm for the
Mock Parliament to be held February t.
Hetherington...
... Mr. Speaker
The three parties, CCF, Liberal
and Progressive Conservative will
present their respective party
platforms at the pep meet. Socialistic conception of the state as
opposed to the individual conception of the state, will be the main
Idea of the debate which will take
place. There will be no ballots
printed in the Ubyssey this tune.
At the Mock Parliament itself,
Jack Hetherington will again be
speaker. The speech from the
throne will be read by Professor
F. O. C. Wood who will act as
Governor General.
Home Ec
Club Formed
On Campus
• MAXINE JOHNSON, president
of the newly-formed Home
Economics Club, will represent
her domestic sisters, as a member
of the WUS executive, according
to latest reports from the Home
Ec department
Under the sponsorship of Miss
Dorothy Lefebvre, Department
head, the club will meet every
two weeks. Although their program ls still Indefinite, the girls
plan to invite guest speakers, representing specialized branches of
Home Economics—Interior Decorators, Dress Designers and Nutrition experts.
Other officers elected at the Initial meeting were Esther Clarke,
secretary and Jean McKenzie,
vice-president.
NOTICE: R. V. Stuart, former
secretary of the B.C. Loggers Association, now head of Stuart Research Service Ltd., will address
the Forestry Club on Monday,
January 24, at 12:30 in App. Sc 235.
Subject: "Collective Bargaining 'n
tho Forest Products Industries."
Several very interesting lectures
on "When Is a quorum a quorum,,
or is it?" Interspersed with various soliloquies on "What's a motion, anyway?" were delivered by
authorities on the subject.
The members were very enthusiastic and went over and over
again the complex , intellectual
subject of parliamentary procedure.
So enthusiastic ware they, that
when some forlorn creature
brought up the subject of UBCs
participation in a conference on
the post-war plans for universities, i
they bitterly resented it and hotly
contested his right to discuss euea
a minor subject.
This subject, by the way, was
that for which the meeting was
called.
EDITOR'S NOT*
From this point on, We would
advise you to turn over to Mary
Ann because we're just as confused as you art.
As we saw it, however, the matting ran something like tht following:
At approximately 11:41k tht mttt-
ing was called to ordtr attar a
very careful count was taken ot
the number ot students present.
Satisfied that tht rtqalrtd number ot students was present, Dtak
Rlbbs, Junior Member, ptopetal
that Jim Wilson's motion tf list
Thursday, instructing jDonntU te
•end delegates to tht unlvtntty
conference In Saskatoon, bt it-
moved, voted on and defeated.
This was to dear tht minutt
books of tht motion as tht conference had been postponed.
After tht defeating vote paaMd,
Jim Wilson proposed a new motion
resolving that the AMS go on
- record as favoring a oonfartnoe,
when and if a conftrtnoe will bt
held.
ILLEGAL, IRRELEVANT, ETC
Former AMS president Rod Morris rose at this moment to declare
that this action was illegal because
the meeting had been called to
consider the first motion and under
the AMS constitution tht meeting
could be declared invalid.
It was agreed, however, to discuss the motion anyway and several students gave their opinions
on the subject.
"Discussion at the last AMS
meeting was not sufficient for students to grasp the problems ot tht
conference", argued Harold Parrott, president of the International
Relations Club.
"Prune juice," cried ont student
"There are some people for this
and there art some against it,"
said Whyte. "Details here, details
there."
Stu Porteous got up and said
something about writing to Victoria about the AMS by-laws, but
this was blamed on the heat ot
the moment, which was making
even staid councillors say Eason-
dalle words.
From here on, discussion centred
around parliamentary procedure.
Discussion increased as students
began leaving the meeting to attend lectures, bringing up the old
question of a quorum.
MERCIFUL ADJOURNMENT
Confusion reigned supreme as
students argued back and forth
until, mercifully, the meeting was
adjourned at 2 p.m. with the accomplishments of an hour and a
halfs discussion Judged as absolutely nothing.
The question of participation in
a conference remains unsettled.
Nobody knows when or if another
meeting will be held. Nobody
knows what they are gomg to do
with UBC's perenial question:
"When is a quorum a quorum, or
is it?"
UNTD Identity
Cards Available
O "NAVAL Service Identification cards are being issued to
all members of the U.N.TD."
Lieutenant - Commander Mcllroy,
commanding officer of the division
announced.
These cards must be obtained as
soon as possible, They are available in the Ship's Office upon surrender of civilian registration
cards. Page Two
THE  UBYSSEY
• From The Editor's Pen
« »
tweW •tw^e—^r
Council's Fears
Every year, accompanying the organization of the Red Cross Ball, a vague uneasiness seems to engulf the members of
Students' Council. Perhaps this uneasiness
has a reasonable basis, but it is our opinion
that the suspicions are unfounded.
Council, not only the council in office
now, but last year's council as well, attributes the desire of the Greek letter organizations to handle tiie Ball themselves, without
the assistance of the Alma Mater Society, as
a reflection upon their capability, and an
attempt to usurp the power of the elected
representatives of the student body. It appears that they feel that IFC and Panhellenlc
will wish to extend their control over other
student matters and eventually to exclude
the vested authority of Council entirely.
A recent disagreement between the
committee planning tiie Ball and associated
activities, and Students' Council has brought
forth, in round-about terms, this .same statement from people on Council.
Why this tremendous fear of fraternities? They make no attempt to take over
other activities. They are among the first
to respond when an appeal for student cooperation is made. They are often among
the first to whom such appeals are made, by
reason of the fact that they are organized,
and through their very organization dexnand
co-operation from their members.
Since their assistance is sought after, in
many cases, with the assumption that they
will be ready to help whenever possible,
the fraternities cannot be accused of attempting to wrench power from the hands
of those who now control it merely because
they repeatedly assume responsibilities.
The first Red Cross Ball was conceived
by the sororities and fraternities on the
campus, and was planned and carried out by
them. Fortunately for those sororities, and
for the university, the dance was successful.
Since its inception three years ago, it has
soared to the position of the most important
social event of the curricular year. Not once
has it been a failure.
Perhaps the fear of Councils is that the
Ball sometime may be a flop, and the persons in charge will lay the blame upon the
Alma Mater Society, when it might be their
own fault. Such an occurence however,
seems unlikely.
Perhaps it is jealousy on the part of
Councils that they did not think of such an
idea in the first place, and secondly, that
they do not receive the full glory that goes
with the success of the endeavour.
We believe that the Greek Letter
Societies have every right to resent the desire of Councils to take over the Red Cross
Ball now that it has become successful. All
proceeds from the Ball are put towards the
University of British Columbia Red Cross
Fund. The fraternities gain no material
benefit from the work they do, aside from
the good publicity which accrues to them,
which benefit can hardly be termed material.
Furthermore, Judging from the other
mass parties which are organized by tho
class executives, we do not believe that arrangements and final presentation of the
'Ball could be so well handled by any of the
executive bodies now in existence. Apparently they do not have the time—or is it the
interest?—to devote to the project.
Faculty Forum
by Prof. D. O. Evans
•   THE WAR has produced a great poet.
His voice reaches us from a France in
bondage. It ia the voice of a combatant
soldier. He knows war. He knows it as only
it is to He known: in the flesh. Those who
have not understood it with their bodies do
well to keep silent; they have nothing to
say.
How a single copy of a slim book of
verge, printed only to 250 copies and promptly suppressed by the Germans, was smuggled to England a few months ago and led to
successive editions at London, New York
and Montreal (Varietes), is told in an Introduction written by Cyril Connolly. Le
Creve-coeur ("What breaks the heart")
stands at the head of THE NATION'S list
o£ the poets of 1943; and they are saying in
London that "the war has produced no comparable poetry elsewhere".
AUTHOR—ARAGON
The author is Louis Aragon.—Aragon?
The name reminds us of a young man who
used to frequent a certain Pairs bar in the
early 1920's. Sporting flashy ties and fond
of the company of pretty women, he was
already notorious as a radical. One of the
first adherents of the Dada movement, he
had written his first things to the reviews
NORD-SUD and SIC (1917-1919). One day
he aligned the letters of the alphabet:—AB
CDEF . . XYZ, then gave the "poem" the
titie SUICIDE. There is a story of Gide's
being asked to present the Dadaists to the
ComtetM de Noaillea. The author of the
IMMORALISTE baulked at the name of
Aragon.—"No, no! Not ARAGON! II y a
tout a riaquer avec lui!"
Then one day it was rumoured that he
had joined the Communist Party. It was
true. He became a militant. As such he was
of course given at the outset of the war a
post of particular danger; in it he showed
great courage and won several decorations.
SURREALISM TO COMMUNISM
By profession he is, like Andre Breton,
a specialist in mental diseases,' and like him
took a leading part in the Surrealist movement, which made its appearance in 1924
Of Surrealism there is not room to speak at
length. What is not generally realized is that
it was not purely an esthetic movement, but
ran a psychoanalytic Research Institute and
published a review whose interest was very
largely scientific. Its esthetic is defined by
Aragon as "the disorderly and aphrodisiac
use of the narcotic IMAGE".
The impetus behind the movement was
from the outset revolutionary, for it aimed
at discrediting the false peace in which
people lived in the 1920's and 30's and the
ignominious "realism" of that period. After
being largely instrumental in associating the
school with Communism (1930), Aragon in
1932 broke with the Surrealists, his opinions
being too radical even for them.
FLAWLESS
Aragon writes with the flawless perfection of the classics, and some day his PAY-
SAN de PARIS and CLOCHES de BALE
will become the sport of college dons and
highbrow Honours students. His views on
form are important, but must be reserved
for the class room. They appear in a short
treatise on "Rhyme in 1940" appended to
the poems; for its general interest we quote
the following passage:—
Never perhaps was the mission of
song more urgent and more noble than
at this hour when man is more profoundly humiliated,  more totally degraded than ever before.   There are
many of us who are conscious of this;
and we will have the courage to maintain, amid the clamour of indignity, the
integrity of human utterance... We are
on tiie eve of an age as profuse and
original as the Romantic era.
This promise ig, I think, fully borne out
by the poems themselves. The earliest ones
in the collection describe the "phoney war",
those "Carolingian days" when the world's
radios first learned to "spit parasites into
Mozart". • Then come the poems of May,
June and July 1940:— the lament for Dunkirk: LES LILAS ET LES ROSES; the terrible song for the barrel-organ, describing
the plight of the refugees; the TAPISSERIE
DE LA GRANDE PEUR with its assortment
of sewing-machines, canary-cages licked by
flames, and old men dying in ditches—just
as Surrealism had foretold; poems of utter
despair; then poems which dare not today
be printed in France but circulate from
mouth to mouth, sounding the call to resistance.  Cide, in his INTERVIEWS just received from Tunis, quotes these lines of
ZONE LIBRE:—
Je cherchais a n'en plus finir
Cette douleur sans souvenir
Quand parut l'aube de septembre.
Mon amour j'etais dans tes bras
Au dehors quelqu'un murmura
Une vieille chanson de France
Mon mal enfin s'est reconnu
Et son refrain comme un pied nu
Trouble 1'eau verte du silence
Everyone recognizes the "song of France".
No one can read this, book without sensing the resurgence of the national spirit and
feeling a responsive glow. But it contains a
message transcending patriotism.  It is the
message of freedom.
INDIVIDUAL
To listen to Aragon you would think
that man. is above all a PERSON; that he
was not born to be regimented, to alienate
all his rights to a Total State and dance to
the baton of its moronic orchestra leaders—
Je ne suis pas des leurs .. .
You would judge that human flesh is not "a
pie to be sliced with steel", or a ration-
coupon for man-eating tigers; that women
were not made to live in manless houses,
with "sandbags on the roof, insomnia in
their hearts", and "grimacing monsters
round their pillows".—He addresses his
poems to his wife. They tell of the heartbreak of separation which so many thousands of young Canadian soldiers have suffered with an unexampled fortitude.
Absence abominable de la guerre.—
You would think to listen to this man, that
men are made to stand upright and proud
under a blue sky, not to crouch in the panic
of air-raid shelters; to move about the earth
at will, un-fingerprinted, un-cardindexed,
sans gas-mask, sans steel helmet, sans border-crossing permit; to speak and write sans
"mechanical phrases" and to receive letters
sans censorship; to listen to music sans propaganda, and sans publicity for Carter's Little
Liver Pills. You would think that they were
made to be free and sane and self-reliant
parts of nature; to share without intrusion
their joys and their sorrows with those they
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Senior Editors
Tuesday Editor .... John Tom Scett
Friday Editor _ Virginia Hammitt
News Manager ... Marlon Dundas
Sports Editor Chuck Clarldge
Grad. Issue Editor _ Denis Blunden
CUP Editor Cal Whitehead
Staff Photographer ..— Art Jones
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ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Anne Dewdney, Orahamt
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ASSISTANT EDITORS
Nancy Macdonald, Diana Bamp-
ton, Marian Bali John Green, Bill
Stewart.
ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
Jim Schatz
REPORTERS
Nancy Pittman, Helen Worth,
Bob Weber, Betty Stacey, Bob
Armstrong, Harry Castillou, Aud-
ley Gerrard, Roy Lowther, Yvonne
Bartholomew, Gerry Adams.
SPORTS REPORTERS
Donna Meldrum, Peggy Wilkinson, Ernie Roy, Luke Moyls.
• A Year Ago
• RED CROSS to receive Lost
and Found Articles . . . Isherwood blamed for Frosh defeat in
Victoria Debate . . . "Parliamentary Forum needs new blood,"
say members . . , Nominations for
AMS President open until Jan. 28
. .. Queen and Chorus vie for Ball
Honors . . . UBC not socialized
says Lanning .. . Carson still heads
War Aid CouncU . . . Varalty
closed because of fuel shortage .. .
New Jabez skit uncovered Tuesday noon In order to raise money
for the Red Cross , . . Canadian
co-eds take compulsory war train,
ing . ..
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Gymnasium on Thursday, January
IS. Finder please return to AMS.
Name on both watch and wallet,
Reward.
NOTICE: Applications for membership in the Letters Club from
fourth year male students will be
received as the club has a vacancy.
Address applications to Muriel
McDermott, Secretary, Arts Letter
Rack.
LOST: A grey Schaeffer pen on
campus Monday evening. If found,
please return to Muriel F. Whim-
ster. Reward.
LOST: Man's brown glove in bus
Friday morning. Please return to
the AMS or O. F. Godfrey (name
inside). Important.
love, to know God and tht
world, life and death, youth and
age, love and friendship, health
and sickness, and to know that
compared with these things all
else is trivial. You would think
that life has a meaning, and that
this meaning ia love, Joy, peace,
courage, decency, hope and faith.
Are we forgetting these truths?
CRISIS FOR FREEDOM
I rejoice that a Communist poet
should be the first to bring us this
message. Living as we do in a
crisis of the concept of freedom,
no message can be more timely
or more universal. We often talk as
if freedom of speech and of the
press, freedom from oppression
were the crux of the matter; yet
these social and political freedoms
are rightly prized only as a means
to the larger freedom. We reject
authoritarianism not merely because it ls irrational and oppressive, but because it is immoral.
Deprived of the opportunity of
making his choice of all possible
thoughts, including wrong
thoughts, man loses the capacity
of thought and will. Freedom Implies the possibility of error and
aberration. It is the high price
we must pay for wisdom. To
think that others can pay that
price for us, that human agencies,
however benevolent, can regulate
ond legislate us into perfection, is
little short of blasphemy. Democracy is the system which makes
the greatest demands on a society's morale; for it rests upon the
initiative and the vigilance of a
sturdy, independent people. And
I think there can not be much
wrong with the morale of a people
which sends us such thoughts as
these from captivity.
• Paragramma
By ED BROWN
•WE ALL like comedy, but
about an hour is as much
of that particular commodity
as most people can stand.
Four and a half hours of it—
amateurish at that—would
be appalling. Yet it is suggested that the students of
this university stage a comedy of four and a half hours
duration.
The coming Mock Parliament,
scheduled for early February, will
be in session from four to ten p.m.,
broken by a recess of an hour and
a half.
The suggestion is that only
comic issues of absolutely no significance should be considered at
the Mock Parliament.
Three main reasons for this suggestion are that, firstly, political
parties may take unction at what
is said and done at the Mock Parliament; secondly, people in general may get the wrong impression
of university students; and, lastly,
the length of the session would
make serious debates too tedious
for even the members of Parliament. *
ABSURD
The first reason is absurd. What
in said or done at a Mock Parliament could have no Interest for
political parties—except possibly
the one which is so frequently liable to the evil of misquotation.
The second is about as bad as
the first.
It ls not to be supposed that any
rational person would form an
opinion of over two thousand students after hearing a few speakers.
Tht last reason is not entirely
, without merit. I wouldn't care to
alt through a four-and-a-half-hour
discussion on weighty matter*—1
don't think anyone else cares or
intends to do so.
On the other hand, a programme
of comedy of the name duration
would probably be as bad as the
weighty discussion.
WA8TE OF TIME
The student who takes part in
activities of this sort with few
exceptions is a serious-minded individual who mumbles "post war
reconstruction" in his sleep.
If ht were asked to prepare and
deliver speeches on purely comic
issues, ht would consider it a
waste of time and intelligence.
And he would be quite right.       -\\
The issues raised at the Mock
Parliament should not revolve */l*m
bout anything so dull as economic
theory. They should be issues of
interest and Importance to everyone. If such questions are introduced, the really witty, will provide plenty of humour.
There should be one bill of a
comic nature to allow the lesser
wits an opportunity of distinguishing, or extinguishing, themselves,
as the case, may be.
NOTICE: Six glamorous girls are
needed to take part in a beauty
contest at the forthcoming Science
pep meet. Anyone Interested in
oompeting should forward their
vital statistics (especially phone
number) to Fred Shumas, Mech.
'44.
NOTICE: Will the person who
took the wrong raincoat in Caf,
Saturday noon, please get in touch
with Ralph Bell in Aggie Common
Room or at the DU table.
-    Friday, January 21, 1944
NOTICE: Major and minor USE
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3:30 on Friday. Subject under discussion will be consideration ot
outstanding students deserving
gold LSE awards. Semi-annual
reports outlining club activities
and giving total membership must
be handed in to the LSE president
before January 14. Any organization falling to do so will lose the
financial and moral support of the
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— THE  UBYSSEY
Page Three
bhopping with Mary Ann
Of Cows And Corn .. .
• WITH Easter so close, everyone is dreaming about a new
Spring outfit and don't you think
it would be a wonderful Idea to
add the finishing and perfecting
touch to that outfit from the Persian Arts and Crafts Shop, 507
Granville at Pender? . . , three
cute freshettes went out to the
Religious Discussion in Brock Hall
one night but at the end of the
speech, when a basketball player
left for the gym for basketball
practice, they went along too.
They were let into the locked gym
and when they sat down they saw
• •   •
• WHENEVER we start thinking  of  Easter   we   think   of
things new and colourful. Lovely
pastels offset with chalk white and
deeper toned accessories are both
effective and smart Bright embroideries, circle pockets, and odd
necklines are what Lydia Margaret
Lawrence likes to play around
with, Just to be different. Drop ln
to her studio hi the Arts and
Crafts building, 576 Seymour and
bring your own ideas. Open house
ls on Tuesday and Thursday at
3:15 ... a very prominent member
of the COTC and head of the
everyone laughing. They then
noticed that not only were they
the only girls in the gym, but the
players were in extremely Informal dress, the freshettes rushed
from the gym blushing furiously
. . . choose a necklace, earrings,
or a bracelet that is distinctly expressive of Persian unlkueness.
Necklaces made out of real agates
and semi-precious stones that will
not fade o» change their colours
ere set in hand-made sterling silver settings, and are priced at only
$2.95 and 13.05 tax included.
Physics Department, was visiting
In the Christmas holidays, when
the small daughter of the Physical Ed. instructor remarked, "my,
the top of your head is shiny,"
and he assured her seriously that
his wife polished it every morning for him . . Miss Lawrence
gave a talk on college clothes to
a prominent sorority a couple of
nights ago which is one way for
co-eds to keep up-to-the-minute
on the latest In campus fashions,
and according to all accounts, she
really knew what she was talking
about.
•  •  •  •
• SANDALS for every special
occasion in your life are on
display on Rae-Son's Mezzanine
Floor, 608 OranviUe Street, ln an
exciting array that will thrill any
co-ed's girlish heart. Brown suede
with high and cuban heels, and
brown alligator with high heels
are two of the nicest styles . . .
a slender dark haired Senior is
wearing a Phi Delt pin from the
U, of Alberta. A first year Home
Ec. student was very surprised
in the caf the other day when her
boy friend said he had something
for her and handed her a sweetheart pin of Zeta Beta Tau, demanding his own pin back . . .
if you prefer black, the models
are Just as smart. Black patents
with high and low heels, and black
suede with high and cuban heels
we found especially eye catching
and yiey are really comfortable.
The sandals have open toes and
heels ln a way that provides the
maximum of foot flattery. The
standard Mezzanine Floor price is
$7.05.
* SO THE news manager
wants me to write about
cows. So I don't want to
write about cows, so I like
cows. So you write about
cows and no back chat. So
I write about cows.
I walk along the road to the cow
barns. What do I know about
cows? I recall an essay I once read
about cows. Probably written by
a freshman. It stated that, quote,
"The cow has a good sense of
smell, you can smell it a long way
off. This accounts for the fresh
air of the country."
I pause outside the barn. What
does one say to a cto? Are cows
dangerous? Are they easily aroused? I do not know. Taking myself
In both hands I go in. I see two
long rows of cows. They all look
alike to me.
I go up to the first cow. I stand
in front of her and try to stare
her down. She wins. I try a new
approach. I clear my throat, and
quick as a flash I quip, "Hello."
"Moo," she comes back, so fast
that I am caught by surprise and
nearly fall backwards. The
thought of the cow behind stops
me. I gather.my wits about me.
"Courage," I say to myself, "she
can't hurt you If you don't get
too close." I try again, "What's
your name," I begin.   She stares
right through me, contemptuously.
DEVOID
"You poor ignorant boob," she
says, "can't you read?" I get an
inspiration, I look at her name
plate. Her name Is Betty, or Dolly,
or Mardee, something like that, I
don't just remember, I gaze at the
plate absently, without really see.
ing it. I am devoid of inspiration.
The cow munches softly. I feel
uncomfortable. I feel I should
say something.
The cow beats me to the punch.
"You a student?" she asks suspiciously.
"Yes," I say, "I'm a Ubyssey reporter."
"Oh," She says, softening a little,
"see our spokesman, third cow
from the end on the left."
I mumble an awkward thanks
and start down the line. Behind
I can hear the cows discussing me.
"Big ears," sneers one.
"Sloppy clothes," puts In another.
"Needs   a   haircut,"   adds   a
third.
I rush down the line, my ears
burning. I come to the third cow
from the end. She eyes me with
a baleful stare. I fidget nervously,
again I am tongue-tied.
"WeU," she snaps.
"WeU," I come back, stalling for
time.
"Out with it," she insists, "do
you think I  can waste all day
with a moron like you?"
She had me there I had to admit,
«Er--uh—" I mumble.
"Good," says the cow, "now say
something."
SOMETHING
This strikes a familiar chord.
"An angle is in standard when-"
I begin. Then I stop. I am stuck.
"When its initial side is on the
positive X axis and its vertex is
at the origin," she finishes. "Is
that all you wanted to know?"
Somehow I have a feeling that
I am not getting the best of this.
This cow has been around. I am
getting out of my depth. So I
move on.
This time I take my time, and
start to figure out what to say.
What do I want to know? Nothing.
It Is the news manager that ls
curious. I dismiss this as irrelevant What is there to know about
cows? I wouldn't get far with
that one. I am stumped again.
I turn around and wander back.
I pause as I coma to a cow that
looks strangely famlfor, she has
a face like one ot our senior editors. "Scram!" she shouts. She has
a temper like him too.
I am getting absolutely nowhere.
Noses are raised in the air as I
go by. I hear the rumble of gossip behind me but I refuse to
listen. No one wlU speak to me.
It is like trying to get an Interview at Selective Service.
By JOHN GREEN
LIFE LOVELY
I leave the cows and start to
the end of the barn. Here, for a
wonde.r, is a small cow. Smaller
than me.
My confidence returns, life has
loveliness to sell. I saunter up to
the fence, and take a good look
at the cow. It looks at me. It has
a sweet chUdish face with huge
innocent eyes. I am completely
taken in. "Hah!" I say loudly,
"and what might your name be?"
"Goo," says the cow. It is too
young to talk.
I am shocked, staggered, life has
dealt one from the bottom of the
deck. I have been sabotaged,
scuttled.
I trudge dejectedly back to the
Pub. "Cows," I think, "are large
and ferocious animals, very probably carnivorous, and should be
handled only by experts." "The
news manager," I think, "is a potential murderer." She is a dangerous character and should be
shot on sight. I spend the rest of
the journey thinking up things to
say to the news manager.
I march defiantly into the Pub.
The news manager turns a withering glance on me. "So what's the
story," she purrs. So the cows
won't talk. So what? So I can't
write a story on cows. So you
write a story on cows and no
back chat So I write a story on.
cows.
COME ON
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Not aU the contestants are
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Perhaps they're trying to
win some nice "WUIarde"
things for Sister or maybe
for Mother, and then of
course, could be for someone else. But theyre after
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Editor,
The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam,
I am writing this to you in hopes
that it will come to the attention
of someone in position to answer
me. As there are many students
who would like to know the
answers, I hope that they wiU ap-
- pear in your paper sometime ln
the near future.
• There have been many rumours
circulating lately about military
training for science  students at
. this and other universities in Canada, I have heard that at some of
the other universities engineering
students in their last two years
have no military training. While
at others, Alberta for example, engineering students are only required to put in a number of
hours equivalent to about a university year's duty, after that is
done they are finished with training. Are we at the only university
in Canada where students take
training all the time? Is there
some special reason for this situation? If so, who is responsible
for lt? We are doubtlessly benefitting from our training. However, ia it not true that the services of all male science students
an at the disposal of the government at any time? Therefore, if
and when we are required for
military service wo wUl receive
the necessary training in full and
wiU be glad to do so.
I am writing this, I believe, in
the best interests of most male
students. We are all taking our
training in our strides, but why
should we whUe others in our po-
* aitions do not have to? This is
not meant as a reflection on any
persons or unit at the university
•. but aa an appeal for enlightenment
Yours truly,
G.M. Ellis,    Sc. '46.
The Editor,
The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Have you ever tried sitting on a
fence? Well, if you sit on one
side of the fence, when you turn
around, unless you are very careful, you will faU over on the other
side. So that when two people sit
on a fence facing different ways
it is very difficult for them to converse, if they do try one of them
generally falls over to the other
side. In order to avoid such a disastrous state of affairs they both
stare in front of them. Somebody
had a bright idea and sat astride
the fence, so that he could converse with both parties. Unfortunately, however, the man sitting
on the right Is afraid to turn a-
round, even half-way, and so he
concludes that the man astride the
fence must be facing the other
way. Now the wise man astride
the fence will listen to both sides
and make reports on them both, in
the hope that the men on either
side may get to know the other
man's viewpoint.
This,   if  you  have  been   astute
enough and guessed my parable,
is what the S.P.C. has done and
is doing, ln spite of the recent
suggestion of the Tuesday Senior
Editor that we were actually a
considerable distance away from
the fence in question. The fence-
sitter is called a social problem,—
or worse—by hit neighbor on the
right; but his main interest is so-
oial reform, which idea he hears
most often from his neighbor on
the left ,i
Rosemary Stewart, Arts '46.
The Editor, ?' ***
Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I would like to thank J.T. Scott
for the publicity he gave the Social Problems Club In the column
"On the MaU." Although the new
blood to which he refers appear to
be a bit too red for the more conservative elements on the campus,
I believe it has been a very successful transfusion.
One outstanding point, however,
is the fact that our conservative
friends who object to this "pack
of young socialists" do not appear
to be interested in social problems themselves. I would therefore add my voice to that of Mr.
Scott in the fervent call for "ye
capitalists to enroU in the SPC."
I shall not apologize for the
down town papers which, as Mr.
Scott states, gave more publicity
to leftist speakers than to those
who were conservative. Apparently they believe lt ia startling
news to hear of a CCF or Labor
Progressive daring to outline his
poUtioal beliefs to a couple of
hundred university students.
However, if any one objects I
would refer him directly to the
daily papers.
Betty Dunbar,
President of SPC.
EDITOR'S NOTE: There's a
second copy of last Tuesday's U-
byssey waiting in the Pub office
for Miss Dunbar and one of our
cub reporters is ready to explain
in detail, with illustrations, that
nobody said anything about downtown papers giving more pubUcity
to leftist speakers. The columnist
referred to the intimate accounts
of SPC-sponsored leftist speeches
handed to varsity correspondents
of the daily papers by the impartial SPC and noted the lack of
similar efforts with the SPC-
sponsored "conservative" speeches
by the Impartial SPC.
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THE   UBYSSEY
• Friday, January 21, 1944
Third Intramural Swim Meet Tonight At YMCA
20 Yds Underwater Bird Hoopers To Play In Seattle Feb IO
Added To Events
By CHUCK CLARIDGE
•   THIRD RUNNING of the mammoth Intramural swimming meet will take place tonight in the YMCA pool at
8:30, with a full turnout expected to watch the contestants.
Only One New Record
year from those established at the
first running of the meet and that
was in the 20 yard backstroke with
three-tenths of a second being
knocked off the time. The records
along with the holders and year
established are listed below.
Last year the Kappa Sigs captured the team honours with the
Zetes second and the Phi Delts
third. The individual honours also
went to the Kappa Sigs, with Bill
Hooson winning all his events.
Only one record was broken last
Here Are Records
20 yd. freestyle—Hugh HaU—Zeta Psi '42 9.5 sec.
40 yd. freestyle—Bob Curry—Psi Upsilon '42 20.9 sec.
20 yd. breaatstroke—Bob Burry—Psi Upsilon '42 ....10.8 sec.
40 yd. breoststroke—Bob Curry—Psi Upsilon '42 ....24.6 sec.
20 yd. backstroke—Lucas Miches—Zeta Psi '43 12.6 sec.
Plunge—Jim Lynn—Phi Delta Theta '43 - 43 feet
160 yd. relay—Psi UpsUon '42 ~ - 1:34.6
Kappa' Sigs Favoured
The Kappa Sigs are favoured to
repeat their victory of last year,
although their star swimmer Bill
Hooson has been laid low with
tho flu this week. He should be
ia shape again for tonight's
showing.
Also placed up among the top
are the Zetas and the Phi Kaps
who should be able to place strong
■quads In th* events.
A new event this year Is tho
H- yd. underwater swim which
will take tht place of the underwater endurance contest held last
year. This will be one length ot
LOfflTt Tuesday, January 18. One
pair men's gloves, brown leather,
on the parking lot about 8:30. Will
finder please turn in to AMS Lost
and Fouad.
Active, Busy Men
and Women
Wanr
Challenger
Watches
9*^   FOR 3
\DfPENDABIlljy
32.50 to 75.00
The Values
Challenge
Comparison.
the pool under water.
Each team will be allowed to
enter only one man in each event
but one man may enter in only
two events and the relay.
This will give the leaser proficient swimmers a chance to compete
more evenly in the points alloted.
Pete McGeer, intramural assistant, has announced that teams
will not be required to enter their
members beforehand but Just
show up at the pool.
Don't forget that the time U
8:30 tonight In the YMCA pool at
Burrard and Barclay. '
Frosh Lose
Last Chance
For Playoffs
• UJ.C.'s Frosh entry in the V
and D Minor Basketball
League lost out In their game with
New Westminster's Gregory Price
outfit on Tuesday night and with
it they lost all chance of catching
a play-off berth. Final score waa
46-31
Bruce Yorke's hoopsters were
depending on this game as another
win since they had little trouble
in tacking the Royal City squad in
their last contest with them. In
spite of the fact that he C.Y.O.
Oaks lost horribly to the Vancouver College's peppy club, they are
now in fourth spot.
In the match on Tuesday, George
Aldcroft ran wild, potting 13 points
to the detriment of the first year
students, George Brooks was also
hot for Greg Price with 12 points.
Al MacDonald, who has been one
of the star guards of the Inter A
league in his showing this season,
led the freshmen with 10 points.
Don Brown and Ken McCurdle
were next with 6 and 5 respectively.
Not KeM-Welfare
Wartime Vancouver needs Welfare more than
ever, not to hand out relief to unemployed,
but to salvage lives, prevent delinquency,
restore homes, help blind and crippled and
aid thc sick and bereaved.
In rich, booming Vancouver $501,736 i9 little
to subscribe. Your $10 will cost you much
less actuully, because it comes off your
income tax.
Contributed to the Greater Vancouver
WAR CHEST
BY THE B.C. ELECTRIC RLY. CO.
Meet Chihuahua State
College At U Of W Gym
By LUKE MOYLS
• VARSITY THUNDERBIRDS will be making basketball
history in a sensational double bill at the University of
Washington on February 10, when they meet the Chihuahua
State College hoop squad, the National Champions of Mexico.
This outstanding fixture will be featured along with a Harlem
Globe Trotter exhibition with the Washington Huskies.
The Mexican club is currently        _______-___________-_-——
McKechnie Games Again
Students Battle Vancouver
Reps At Brockton Oval
• THE TOP OF THE second half of the McKechnie Cup
play will be pried off tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 in the
Brockton Point Oval. Varsity will be out to make up for tho
shocking loss they received last week and the Vancouver
Rep team will be battling to square the score that the Thunderbirds rolled up against them In the fall season. •
The Thunderbirds must win this       _———-—__________
game If they are to have any hope
of catching the strong Victoria
Rep aggregation. At the present
time, which is the half way point
ln the schedule, Victoria leads the
league with three points, followed
bjfc, Varalty with two points and
Vancouver trails the loop with a
single counter which they made
from a tie with Victoria.
STUDENT PLAYER TROUBLE
Varsity Is having player trouble
at the present tune—coming from
Christmas results. This along with
Varsity's unpredictable record this
season makes the outcome of the
game one of extreme doubt. Vancouver was drubbed by Vanity
at the start of the fall and tied
Victoria. Since then their team
has been having stiff work-outs
and should be very powerful.
On the other hand, the students
have failed to win a game since
Boxing Day. On the record of
their pre-Christmas performances
they should break forth with a
sound win anytime now. If they
fall this Saturday they will still
have a chance to come Into the
competition for the McKechnie
Cup when they meet Victoria on
the campus next week.
Trainer's Club Offers
New Courses In Athletics
By ERNIE ROY
• A NUMBER OF BOYS have been missing a lot by not
participating In campus activities or clubs, and one club
in particular, the Trainers' Club. For some time this club
has been asking for energetic support but has had a very
weak response.
Either the boys Just lack spirit,
University spirit, or else they are
totally unaware of the opportunities and prestige offered by such
a position.
A trainer is not just a customary
attachment to a team to assist
when called upon but a peison
educated in the technicalities of
athletics and of the athletes themselves. They are not something
taken, in just because a team
should have them but because they
are a necessity for the well being
and success of a team.
GIVEN EDUCATION
Aside from the fun to be had by
trainers on the job they1 are given
an education which very few persons have an opportunity to
acquire.
Talks by authorities such as Dr.
Ranta of the Bacteriology Dept.,
Herb Tyler, of the YMCA and our
own Mr. Van Vliet, who ls a great
athlete ln his own right, on therapy, first aid, massaging, general
conditioning and other Interesting
and essential subjects. Anyone
can see that the acquisition of this
rare knowledge Is well worth the
time.
As well as this education the
trainers accompany their teams on
all their trips, get to know athletes of other places and come in
contact with people of the sports
world in general.
So this reporter is looking forward to the formation of a group
that this University can be proud
of, not a few fellows who just
fcign on and wait to be told what
to do, who have to be pushed
Ahead, but at ledst twelve men,
with initiative, with a will to organize by themselves, an estimable
Trainer's Club.
FOR SALE: Triumph Twin
Motorcycle, 65 miles per gallon,
$350.00. See Sgt. Wilkinson, Canadian Army Training Course.
WAD Splash
Party On Jan
29AtYMCA
By DONNA MELDRUM
• CALLING   ALL   COEDS! Remember now to
mark January 29 on your
calendar. That's the date of
the W.A.A. Splash Party,
one of the biggest sports
events of the year, and a
good time that you can't afford to miss.
The party is scheduled for 7:30
at the Y.M.C.A., and is free gratb
for all co-eda. You don't have to
be able to swim a stroke to take
part in this get-together. Tho
novelty games will involve almost
every antic except swimming, and •
there will be an hour of free
swimming at the end of the meet.
Remember the fun you had at
Hi Jinx? Be sure to attend this
watery replica—you'll be glad you
did!
HOOPERS WIN
• VARSITY'S   basketball    luck
showed a  little   Improvement
ln Wednesday night's games at
V.A.C. The women's Senior B
team came through with flying
colours in a clash with Pro-Rec,
dishing up 37 to the gymnasts' 21.
Norma Ford accounted for 10 of
the Varsity points, and Mary Bewick was next in line with 6. This
win puts the Varsity team in line
for the Cagette play-offs.
Varsity's unfortunate Intermediate A team lost their game as
usual, fighting to the bitter end.
This time the victors were Hedlunds Intermediate A's, and the
score was 38-9.
RECREATION
• GIRLS! How about a try at
the recreation hour on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30. Since
tiie start of the spring term the
turn-outs have been a little better, but the gals of the campus
nren't taking advantage of this
hour of fun as they should.
Here's your chance to get in some
practice on your favorite sport.
Badminton, basketball, table tennis, or volleyball.—whatever you
like, enjoy a game with the gang
at the recreation hour.
vsc, voc
Combined
Ski Meet
• CONTRADICTING current rumours, Ski Club president
Alan Bluechel stated that the
VSC-VOC ski meet will be held
as scheduled. Although the recent
rain damaged the course somewhat, late bulletins report that a
fresh fall of snow has put tho run
In shape again.
Skiers who wish to test their
mettle on the tricky Dam downhill run (name, not description)
next Sunday are requested to sign
the notice in the quad without delay. The clubs will attempt to supply accommodation for all contestants, but first come, first serve.
Students are again reminded that
the meet is open to ALL, and not
restricted to members of tho two
clubs, There is no admission fee,
the only requirement being a
willingness to push a pair of skis
off tho peak of Dam Mountain and
ride them down to Whistler's Pass.
There will be three classes for
men and two for women. Merchandise prizes will be awarded
to winners in all classes in addition to the large cup and replica
for the champion. Some of the
prizes and the cups are on display
in the south showcase in the library.
A joint meeting of the Ski Club
and the VOC will be held at noon
to-day in Arts 100. All Interested
are Invited to attend, details of
assignment to classes, starting order and accommodation will be
discussed.
LOST: Blue and gold Parker
pen, with name on barrel. Badly
needed.  Phone BAy. 9440R.
making a basketball tour of the
United States, and will stop in
Seattle for the International Hoop
Night, February 10. The attraction
will include teams from the four
comers of the continent, with the
Thunderbirds from Canada, the
Huskies from the West, the Globe
Trotters from the East, and the
Chihuahuans from Mexico.
PROPOSAL FROM SAPERSTEIN
Arrangements for the trip south
were started last Friday after the
Harlem boys put on their show
in the campus gym. Abe Saper-
iteln, coach, owner, and manager
of the Trotters, and also THE
basketball promoter of the States
was not slightly impressed by the
UBC squad, and lt was he who
presented the proposal to Maury
Van Vliet, the Thunderbird coach.
Harry Franklin, Men's Athletic
Representative and hopping gfcard
of the Senior A's, took over from
there, and received the final OX.
on the trip yesterday afternoon.
The "Birds are really looking forward to their migration south for
such an outstanding show.
ARMY TOMORROW
In the meantime, the club
travels to Victoria tomorrow for
their first game against the Victoria Army basketball squad, and
their first Island game of the new
Inter City League. Unfortunately,
the trip will be a coachless one
for the Senior A's since coach
Van Vliet is unable to make the
crossing.
This time, the Thunderbirds are
really Intent on a kill for this
invasion, after the defeat they suffered at the hands of the powerful Vancouver Combines, despite
the fact that they will be without
a guiding hand.
SCOTT OUT
Jim Scott, who has made a sue-
ceasful return to thf maple eourta
this year, may not bo able to go
to Victoria with the rest of tne
hoopsters because of a badly
strained ankle which ha received
in a*practice last week.
The college basketeers have had
a busy week, getting hi two practices and a chalk talk. At last
Monday's work-out, the second
string "Shirts" gave the front Une
"Skins" a battle, at times over-
whelming them.
At the meeting oa Wednesday at
noon, the coach outlined then* plan
of attack for tomorrow's game hi
Victoria. Again, last night, the
Thunderbirds had a terrific warm-
up, and judging from the shape
they are in, they should chalk
up a victory after this invasion.
GIRLS INTRAMURAL SCHEDULE
JANUARY 24-12:30 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL—Aggies vs. 2nd Year Arts
Commerce vs. 4th Year Arts
JANUARY 25-12:30 p.m.
BADMINTON—1st Year Arts vs. Nursing
TABLE TENNIS—Commerce vs. 3rd Year Arts
STOP PRESS
•Varsity defeated the UBC Soccer
team Thursday afternoon on the
upper playing field 6-0. Roy McNeil (2), Fred Hole (3) and Las
Moran were the Varsity goal-
getters.
Jimmy Morton played a SENSATIONAL game at right wing for
the Varsity team.
•   •   •   *
SCOOP: Rumour has it that a
certain Beta has given away his
fraternity pin, Jimmy Morton.
LOST: Kappa 'Sigma fraternity
pin with initials J.W.S. somewhere
bef ween Kerrisdale and tho University via the MacDonald bus.
Please return to John Short, KErr.
3693L.
WANTED: Bates - "Twentieth
Century Short Stories". Apply to
Ernest Roy, Arts Letter Rack.
.You can
spot it every time
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