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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
No. 9
Is Unshaken
In Debating
Forum Upholds Provincial Legislature
Provincial legislatures, with all
their faults, are better for Canada
than a system of small executive
councils, or so the Parliamentary
Forum decided after spiritless debate
in Arts 100 on Tuesday night.
The decision was close, 12-11 for
the legislatures, but it was enough to
keep the government, led by Victor
Dryer in a brief reappearance at the
university, from losing office to the
opposition members under Frank
Miller took the affirmative of the
resolution "that a system of small executive councils should supersede all
provincial legislatures in the Dominion."
Party Voting
-Miller declared that th. legislative
system was not really representative.
Well-organized minorities could elect
their men. There were too many
members. • Cabinet ministers were
seldom experts in their job. Voting
"with the party" was prevalent. Responsibility to constituencies led to
narrow sectionalism rattier than consideration of the province as a whole.
It also encouraged patronage and lobbying.
He would replace the legislature
with a council of ten, appointed from
Ottawa for seven • or ten years. They
would be given a salary to attract
experts and keep them loyal. They
could do all the work of the present
cabinet. Plebiscites would give tha
people a voice.
A Small Council
This, said Mr. Miller, was not
abandoning the federal system. It
was not impracticable either. ' Toronto, with more people thm B.C.,
was ruled by a small council. So
could the province be. Judges were
appointed from above, yet they were
considered just and were respecte,!.
A council could do as well as they
Victor Dryer, in reply, was willing
to admit that legislatures were not
perfect. But there were other ways
of improving them than by scrapping
them. It was claimed that councils
would reduce legitimate expenses and
also non-legitimate expenses, i.e.
graft. But he would only admit a
this would pay off the national debt
in 650 years! As for graft, it would
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There will be a brief meeting for
all those interested in the student
press bureau today, noon, in Arts 208.
i    Dancer Returns
Tunnel Under
Lions Gate Is
Speech Topic
Water  Board  Chief Engineer
Talks To U.E.S.
A former member of the U.B.C.
Civil Engineering staff, Mr. W. H.
Powell, delivered an illustrated lecture on the Lions Gate pressure tunnel before the Engineering Society on
Wednesday last in Aggie 100. Mr.
Powell is Vancouver Water Board's
Chief Engineer, and had a great deal
to do with constructing the tunnel
which was recently completed for
the purpose of conducting water from
the North Shore to greater Vancouver.
Mr. Powell first gave a brief description of the water system before
the conception of the Lions Gate tunnel scheme. He stated that in searching for a suitable location for the tunnel, some forty-five holes were
drilled, at an approximate cost of
$90,000; then there were difficulties
to be overcome in sinking the caisson
on the North Shore. Five years had
been occupied in these preliminaries,
Mr. Powell described in detail the
methods used in constructing the
tunnel itself, illustrating by means
of lantern-slides the actual methods
of handling pipe, rockwork, timbering, concreting, etc.
An idea of the accurate surveying
may be gained from the fact that,
using only a -9-foot base line, the
two sections met within an inch of
their calculated positions. Only a
very small amount of underground
water had to be removed. The maximum amount of water pumped out
of the tunnel at any time was 60 gallons per minute.
In closing, Mr. Powell mentioned
several other University professors
and grads who had a great deal to
do with the preliminary work and
construction of the tunnel. A few
of these were: Noel Lambert, superintendent of the Northern Construction Co.; Fred Stuart, resident engineer ;Dean Brock, Dr. Dolomage,
and Mr.  Archibald.
Ubyssey Sponsors Gigantic
Beard Growing Contest
No Foolin'!   An Honest Challenge To Campus Masculinity
A speak  on  Granville street,  and  name ourselves as the official spon-
p poker-faced reported noting busily.
Mr. O. P. Demerara, hirsute Vancou-
sors of a contest open to every male
on the campus,   (barring only such
ver clubman tosses off a statement to ! professi ^ fls King John)"-a con
the Ubyssey lad who has trailed him
to his lair.
"U.B.C. men have gone pansy,"
states O. P., with fire in his eye. "I
visit the campus, and what do I observe. Callow youths whose god is
the razor, smooth-shaven chins whose
utter nakedness is in itself an obscenity. Where are the fine, free,
luxuriant, bushy beards that stamp
a man as, well, as a man. Why, I
remember when I was a lad at Vassar . . ."
Here O. P. goes on to describe what
he did at Vassar, when he was a lad.
But the question raised is one that
test whose object is to bring back
the beard in a blaze of hirsute glory.
The contest opens today. Closing
date is Nov. 10. There is no entry
fee—just fill in the form printed elsewhere in today's paper and sneak it
into the Ubyssey mail-box.
Beards will be judged on the following points:
Texture; durability; area covered;
fire-resistance; colour; shagglness;
length; aesthetic appeal.
Contestants are warned against the
use of false whiskers, hair restorer,
or any other artificial aid.   Prize for
has been too long with us already, the best beard will be a razor, and
The beard must come back, and as a judges will be announced in our next
first step in the right direction, we > issue.
Soviet Bear Menaces
Supremecy Of Britain
On North India Frontier
Famous Organist To
Give Concert
Marcel Dupre, recognised as one of
the finest organists of our time, will
present a recital at the St. Andrews-
Wesley Church on Saturday, Oct. 28.
During his last American tour Dupre
played forty-nine concerts in two
months, and his manager was forced
to refuse twenty-one requests, so
great was Dupre's fame.
In the pres-ont recital the feature
will be the final number, an improvisation on some theme submitted by
a member of tho audience. Dupre is
famous for these improvisations, having on on occasion composed an entire symphony on themes submitted
half an hour before the recital.
Attention of all students is
drawn to the (act that Saturday, October 27, is the last day
for Book-Exchange vouchers.
Famous dancer, who with his group
oi English dancers, will make a return
appearance tonight only at the Vancouver Theatre.
LOST—One perfectly good pair of
patent-leather pumps, from under a
cat1, table. Finder please return them
to Stu Keato, as he may want to go to
a dance sometime.
Pla.vers' Club tryouts,  Auditorium, noon,
A.  M.  U. S. meeting at noon,
Arts 100.
Ice  Hockey    meeting,    noon,
Arts 108.
Students Press Bureau meeting, noon, Arts 108,
Players' Club tryouts,  Auditorium at noon.
Meraloma-Varsity game, Athletic Park.
Tea  Dance,  Peter  Pan Ballroom, 4-6 p.m.
Monro Premedlcal Club meeting, Arts 108, noon.
S. C. M. meeting, noon lecture.
Forest Club meeting, lecture
I   on lumber Industry.
Propaganda New Menace Says
Will the near future see the sickle
and the hammer adopted symbol of
the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, replace the British flag in India?
This was the question raised by Mr.
N. Nemetz when he presented his
paper: "Is the U.S.S.R. a menace to the
British Empire?" before a meeting of
the Historical Society held on Monday evening, Oct. 23, at the home of
Mrs. E. W. Keenleyside.
North-West Frontier
Introducing his paper with the explanation that the wide scope of the
subject necessitated a limitation of the
topic to "the U.S.S.R. as a menace to
the British Empire at one vital spot-
India," Mr. Nemetz proceeded to give
a geographical, economic, and political
survey of the situation on the northwest frontier of India—illustrating his
remarks with references to maps and
The speaker sketched the origin and
growth of Soviet power in central
Asia, quoting from Disraeli to show
the British belief, supported by facts,
that Russia "employs all and every
means to destroy British rule and
prestige wherever met with in the
The success of Russian propaganda
since the war was attributed to the
definite policy of exploiting local
grievances and laying them at Britain's door—while, at the same time,
Russia is represented as being "the
benevolent as disinterested peacemaker."
Mr. Nemetz declared that Indo-
Afghan communications must be improved if Afghanistan is going to be
convinced that British, rather than
Russian, trade will give more benefits.
Certain political and financial diffi-
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"What type of party shall we have?"
was the question that arose at the
Arts '34 meeting held Tuesday, Oct.
24. Some were in favor of an election party which would, they said,
he in keeping with the fact that it
is to be held on Nov. 2, election
night. Others wanted a jail dance
and to put the orchestra "behind the
bars" with thc waiters in striped
Yet others, protesting that these
would take too much time, said that
the best possible party would be a
masquerade, at which the members
would be given masks nt the door.
After a great deal of discussion, as
the students could come to no lasting agreement, it was decided to
leave the decision until a later date.
Art McLelian, president of the
class mentioned the Peter Pan Ballroom, the Alma Academy, the Commodore Cabaret and the Hotel Georgia as places suitable for the event.
The last was chosen as the most suitable place, since the party has been
held there before.
Dot McLaren was unanimously elected as the women's athletic representative.
Discriminating Crooks
Prefer Federal Coops
To Provincial Hoosegow
Dr. Topping Discusses Jails At
S.C.M. Meet
"What people suffer from in jails
is sheer neglect," emphatically declared Dr, Topping before the S.C.M.
noon hour gathering Tuesday.
Dr. Topping has made a careful
study of prisons in United States and
Canada and has written a book and
numerous articles on the subjeet.
A law breaker may be sent to one
oi three institutions—a local jail, an
industrial farm or a penitentiary.
Local jails are inferior in every way.
They try only to keep the man safe
and the petty law breaker sent here
geU: the worst treatment.
Industrial Farms
The industrial farms are better than
jail_ but the men are idle much of the
time. Farming is seasonal during the
slack months. The men are often
housed in dormitaries and this may
lead to contamination and always to
a fine-fellow feeling.
Penitentiaries are run on a more
efficient and better organized plan.
There is careful separation of the
criminals. The buildings are equipped
with up to ten vocational shops, a
small but efficient hospital, a school
for the illiterate at noon, and a library
of books and magazines.
"We would make a big mistake if
we upset the whole system," continued
Dr. Topping. The country jails should
be abolished and the buildings either
scrapped or converted into district
prisons specializing in certain trades.
The men should be given facilities for
labour, good light and water, and religious instruction. Most important,
there should be periodical inspection,
of the prison and a vigorous supervision of the men after they are discharged.
Amid an atmosphere laden with
lunch papers, smoke from "roll-
your-owns" and strains of "We're
All Pals Together", the Engineers
proved that their proverbial class
spirit is still existant in no small degree.
The highlight of this first science
pep-ineeting, presented yesterday, was
an eight piece "guaranteed non-professional" orchestra whose performance justified the "belief that, despite their tecnical training, the university he-men are capable of first
class artistic effort. The aggregation,
consisting of a violin, cornet, banjo,
piano, two saxophones and two trombones, was enthusiastically received
by the audience.
Combined Science Party
lt was decided to hold one combined
science class party on Nov. 9. Roy
Maconnachie, president of the Science-men's Executive announced that
that body had arranged for a science
banquet to be addressed by Col.
Cornwall, noted Arctic explorer.
The orchestra rendered "Love is the
Sweetest Thing" after which the
men's primitive emotions were satisfied in singing.
"Oh  a  Cannibal King  with  a   big
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Chancellor Caps
Fall Graduates
At Convocation
High Quality Of Work Praised
By Dr. McKechnie
At a quiet but dignified ceremony
over fifty degrees were conferred at
the fall convention, held in Arts 100
on Wednesday afternoon. Twenty cf
these were granted "in absentia".
The only speaker was Chancellor
McKechnie, who, in a short address,
congratulated the candidates, especially those teachers who have devoted
their summers to the improvement of
their abilities to educate the youth
of the province, and those ambitious
students who have continued their
studies in order to obtain their masters degrees, characterizing these last
as "those unsatisfied spirits that are
the mainspring of the world's progress."
He referred hopefully ot the sentiment, that seems to be universally
expressed by candidates in the present election, in favor of expanding
the educational facilities of British
Columbia, and prophesied increased
grants from the forthcoming legislature, no matter of what political
cdmplection it may be.
In the course of his remarks he
speculate- on the results of the U.
B.C. system of making the governing
body responsible for any deficit incurred, if it were applied to the provincial or dominion houses. At thc
same time he stressed the fact that
there had been on falling off in the
quality of work done by the University on its reduced revenues.
At the close of his address the
candidates were presented by the
deans of their respective faculties,
formally admitted by the chancellor,
hooded by the president, and received
their diplomas.
About one hundred invited guests
witnessed the ceremony.
System Is
Students' Council Proposes Four Classes
General Odium To
Criticize League
"A Critical View of the League of
Nations" is the subject chosen by
Brigadier-General Victor Odium, CB.
D.S.O., C.M.G., for his lecture before
the Vancouver Institute on Saturday
Oct. 28, at 8:15 in the University auditorium.
This is the first of a series of three
lectures to be given on various aspects of the League. Although General Odium is very sympathetic to
the work of the league and its efforts
to overcome the many obstacles
placed in its path he feels that all
the facts should be known and that
we should be familiar with the failures as well as the successes of the
League. On Saturday night he is
going to try to show where and how
the league has failed and to discuss
thc future of th. League and its relation to the great powers, particularly to tlie British Commonwealth.
Students would do well to note
that the Institute lectures are going j
to take place in the Auditorium, for
greatly increased attendance has made |
Arts 100 too crowded.
A managerial system for athletics
was approved by Students' Council
ou Monday night after hearing a preliminary report from Max Stewart,
president of the Men's Athletic Association.
I' is proposed at first, p.ihaps always, to apply the system only to
major sports. In these the club organization will be abandoned in favour of appointed managers who are
not to be players.
Four classes of managers <we proposed, freshman, sophomore, junior
and senior. Their duties will vary
with their experience. The senior
manager, with the head cn-tch and
faculty advisor of the spoil, will
haVe supreme charge.
To make the position worthwhile
real prestige will be conferred upon
it. The holder will be assured of
an award similar to a big block.
Lesser awards will be given to the
other managers. In this way it is
hoped to create so much competition
for the positions that the holders
will be sure to be men of ability.
Not Democratic
The system is not democratic; it
is not supposed to be. The members
of the teams are to have no voice in
executive decisions; there will not
even be provision for a general meeting. It is to be a dictatorship similar
to that of the University of Washington.
Final arrangements are to be made
at th^ next meeting. The system
should be in operation by next term.
It will be applied to Canadian rugby,
track, basketball, English rugby and,
probably, soccer.
The University of Alberta will be
guaranteed $1,000 for a Canadian
rugby series here on Wednesday, Nov.
8, and Saturday, Nov. 11. Further
receipts are to be divided between
Alberta and U.B.C. on a 50-50 basis
up to $200 more for Alberta.
Max Stewart was empowered to arrange a return basketball game with
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Zeta Psi Fraternity
Warned By Council
The appeal of the Zeta Psi Fraternity against an edict of the Inter-
fraternity Cocncil was allowed on
Monday by Students' Council after a
lengthy special session.
The fraternity had been found guilty of illegal rushing by the Inter-
l'raternity Council and had been penalized to the extent of having their
spring rushing season delayed.
£eta Psi made a vigorous appeal to
the Students' Council, and eventually it was decreed that the decision
be not upheld, and the mater was referred back to Inter-fraternity Council. The Zates however were given a
reprimand, and warned against a repi-
tition of the offense.
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C. C. F	
Library Card No.	
The Ubyssey is conducting a straw vote to discover the
political inclinations of the student body, and so determine
the truth of the assertions frequently heard, that the University is a hot bed of this or that.
Students who wish to register their preference must mark
the correct square above, register their library card number,
and deposit this coupon in any of the four boxes placed in the
Arts Mens' Common Room, Arts Women's Common Room, Applied Science Men's Common Room and the Publications Office.
The polls will close Monday noon.
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Friday, October 27, 1933
U.B.C. Score 31-19 Victory
Over Adanacs Wednesday;
Return Game On Saturday
V a r si t y Clicks To
Take First G.V.A.A.
Varsity started off the year right
by soundly trouncing the time honored Adanacs 31-19 In the first game
of the season on Wednesday night.
The game started off slowly, both
teams carefully taking stock of their
opponents. Mayers opened the scoring for the Adanacs with a carefully
placed long shot. Hay made the first
tally for the Blue and Gold squad
when he scored on a fpul shot. Bob
Osborne dribbled around the end and
made the first two points of a re-
markable scoring spree that was the
highlight of the game. Not long afterwards Bardsley chalked up two
long shots to his credit giving Alma
a substantial lead. They continued
to have the game their own way for
the rest of the first half.
Second Period Faster
The second half was not so much
of a walk-away. Wally Mayers
started the period in typical Mayers
fashion by finding the hoop with two
nice shots in quick succession. The
play was considerably faster than in
the first half, but not fast enough to
arouse any considerable excitement
in the crowd. The Adanacs were
showing up to much better advantage, but were not able to outplay
the U.B.C. quintette. Scoring honors were about evenly divided between both teams ln this the latter
Adanacs Strong
Though the game was rather one-
sdied this cannot be taken as an indication of the Adanacs real strength.
Their foam this year is composed of
old veterans of *he Club, and a hand-
full of prospective stars, newly graduated from the Senior B ranks. They
compose a team that has all the vigor and endurance of youth tempered
with the skill and experience of age.
Osborne Stars
The most notable. features of the
game were the clever playing and
deadly shooting of Bob "Tony" Osborne, veteran Varsity guard, and
the remarkable way in which the
U.B.C. system of zone defence held
the Adanacs, even the best of them,
from scoring many points. This system of zone defence requires quick
thinking, and quick acting by all the
team. Every member of the squad
played exceedingly well in this and
all other respects and proved that the
University has a first rate team of
ten men, not a team bolstered up
with the playing of a few stars.
Varsity — Osborne (11), Nicholson
(2), Bardsley (4), Wright, Hay (3),
Wiiloughby (3), McDonald (5), Pringle, Henderson   (2), Douglas  (D— 31.
Adanacs — Mayers (6), Gordon,
Davies (2), McEwen (2), Matneson
(1), Matthison (1), K. Wright (4),
D'Easum (2), Finnerty (1), Kelling-
Second Division
Ruggers In Form
The Varsity Intermediate English
Rugby team meet Nanaimo on Saturday in the second division headliner.
The game is scheduled to take place
at Douglas Park East at 3 o'clock.
Nanaimo Strong
Nanaimo, considering the fact that
it is its first year in second division
rugby for some time has a very
strong squad. Last Sunday at Nanaimo
they drew with Marpole considered
to be the team to beat for the league
Varsity's team has the material with
which to win the league but as yet
the squad lacks polish. During Wednesday's practice Coach McConnachie
drilled the team in the finer points
of the game and by all indications
their game on Saturday should be improved.
The team line up is as follows:
Mitherwell, Carrothers, Ellis, Macdonald. Sanderson, Wilson, Black, Stead,
Johnston, Wood, McMullen, Rennie
Harrison,   Roberts,   Moody,   Sumner.
Third Division
The University third division English Rugby team meet North Shore
All Blacks at Douglas Park at 2 o'clock
Win fi-3 Wednesday
On Wednesday the third squad played Ex-Techs in a practice match,
which t.hoy won 0-3. They hope to re-
peatt Wednesday's success on Satur-
Women's Interclass
Basketball Schedule
Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 1—Arts '34 vs. Education.
Nov. &-Arts '35 vs. Arts '37.
Nov. lo-Arts '35 vs. Arts '36.
Nov. 22—Education vs. Arts
Varsity Soccer warriors resume
their league warfare on Saturday
when the Senior eleven meets Mar-
cabees at Krrisdale Park at 2:45 and
the Junior squad journeys to Mahon
Park to meet North Shore Juniors.
Victorious last week by a score of
5-1, the Seniors expect sterner .position when they tackle the fraternal
team. Last Saturday the Maccabees
held the second place Chinese Students to a 1-1 draw, showing irrf-
proved form over previous encount-
However, the students will be all out
for a victory, as that would possibly
mean a tie for second place.
Same Lineup
The probable starting line-up is
that which finished last week's game,
with one change. Greenwood will be
betwen the posts, with McGill and
Waugh in front of him. This forma
tion has proved very effective in several games previously, and should
prove a stumbling block to the Mac
cabee  sharp-shooters.
The intermediate fine, a source of
considerable strength this season, will
be unchanged with Stewart on the
right. Wolfe in the centre and Louie
on the left.
Martin to Play
The forward line, which showed a
surprising offensive power last week,
will again be led by "Ginger" Martin. Two versatile veterans, Kozoolin
and McDougal will hold the inside
berths. Both are good shots and
should make their presence felt. On
the left with McDougal will be Dave
Todd, whose famous drive seems to
bs returning to him. The right wing
job will be filled by Costain ,who
shows well in practically every position on the field, but who will be
starring in this place for the first
time of the season, The diminutive
speed merchant, Hughie Smith, will
be in readiness to replace anyone of
the above players.
Junior Soccer
The Varsity Junior Soccer team will
journey to North Vancouver, to play
the North Shore Juniors, at Mahon
Park. The contest will start at 2:45
The following members of the club
are asked to be at the ferry at 1:30
p.m.: Orme, Moodle, Denne, Pallas,
Thurber, Chester, Bardwell, Goddard,
Lloyd, Atwater, Irish.
U. B. C.   Badminton
The following games have been arranged for team,  entering  in  the  B
and C section, of the league:
Oct.  25 — Shaughnessy  Military vs.
Varsity at Shaughnessy Military—7:30.
Nov.   2—Vancouver   vs.   Varsity   at
Nov.  9 —Varsity  vs.   Quilchena   at
Nov. 16—Varsity vs. 1st B. C. Regiment at Varsity—7:30.
No. 23—Varsity vs. 6th Field Co. at
Nov, 25—New Westminster vs. Varsity at New Westminster—8:50.
Nov. 30—Jericiio vs. Varsity at Jericho—8:00.
Dec. 7—Varsity vs. Hill at Varsity
Nov. 2—Ioce vs.  Varsity at loco—
Nov.   18—West   End   vs.  Varsity   at
West End—7:30.
Nov. 30—Port Moody vs. Varsity at
day and by all indications they will.
The lineup for the team will be
posted on the quad notice board and
Captain Wood asks that, all players
please check off their names if they
can play.
Return Game At Varsity Gym Saturday
The Varsity Senior A will play Adanacs for a second time this week
when they tangle in the Varsity gym
Saturday evening.
This game should be well attended
by Varsity students, as the problem
of getting home games at the university has been „ bone of contention
between the students council and
league officials for several years.
support Necessary
Finally by standing out for their
rights, our guiding fathers have obtained from the G.V.A.A. league a
fair share of home games, therefore
it is now up to U.B.C. to make these
games a paying proposition.
The game is going to be fast. The
Adanacs are a strong team and they
are not going to submit willingly to
the indignity of being beaten by the
Blue and Gold, twice in one week.
Ex-Vorslty Men on Adanacs
Four of the Royal City squad are
ex-Varsity men, such as Mayers, McEwen, Matthison and Wright. Although Matthison and Wright have
changed the colour of their sweaters,
they have net changed in their speed
and ability.
So don't forget, get out there Saturday night and give that Senior A
squad some real support.
Speclal Event:
Rugby Pep Meeting, Auditorium
Meeting, Cox Gym., 5:30 p.m.
Canadlan Football:
Varsity vs. Meralomas, Athletic
Park, 2:00
English Rugby:
Seniors vs. All Blacks, North
Shore, 2:15 p.m.
Intermediates     vs.     Nanalmo,
Douglas Park (E.), 3:00 p.m.
Third Division vs. All Blacks,
Douglas Park, 2:00 p.m.
Varsity   vs.    Adanacs,    U.B.C.
Gym.. 8.00 p.m.
Seniors vs. Maccabees, Kerrisdale Park, 2:45 p.m.
Juniors vs. North Shore. Mahon
Park, 2:45 p.m.
Practices,   Crystal    Pool,   10:45
Swim Club Practices
This Sunday At Pool
New swimming club members, beginners aad improvers are asked to
report to Mr. Cox at his gym., rear
of 1409 Beach avenue, between 5:30
and 6:00 p.m. on Friday.
Beginners at crawl stroke will enter the water at 6:15. Team members report at the side of the tank
in swimming costume at 6:30 sharp
on Friday so that they may take part
in the crawl and medley relay, swimming practice.
Speed enthusiasts and fancy clivers
plan to  meet th» coach this Sunday
Two intercollegiate grid battles with
the University of Alberta loom for
Finalists along with the Altomah
Tigers of Calgary in the provincial
playoffs this season, the Alberta aggregation will arrive in full strength
to take on the Blue and Gold E)ig
Four squad Nov. 8 and 11.
Coached by the man who sent
Moose Jaw through to two Dominion
finals, the U. of A. gridders are bent
on carrying home the Hardy Cup,
for which they have challenged the
proteges of Doc Burke.
Varsity Champions In 1931
This cup has been in the possession
of British Columbia since 1931 when
U.B.C. won it from the University of
Manitoba by the close final score of
Meralomas Tackle
Varsity Tomorrow
In Tough Contest
afternoon at 10:45 a.m. for a special
workout at the Crystal Pool. Those
able to make the Sunday session report to Mr. Cox by phone, Sey. 8253
or in person on Friday evening.
English Athletics
Discussed By Student
By Ronald Dodds
Devotees of sport are probably all
interested in the games of countries
other than their own, and those athletically inclined at the University of
British Columbia have special reasons
to be interested in English sports,
especially those of the schools and colleges.
Little Publicity
Sports in the English schools and
colleges do not attract as much attention from the public as such sports
do here, and the publicity that ath-
lelics in the American colleges receive is altogether unknown there.
The only college event in this line that
breaks into the headlines is the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. In fact,
with the exception of Oxford and
Cambridge, the general public rarely
hears a reference to collegiate athletics at all.
Inasmuch as football is now in full
swing here, it will be the first of the
English sports to be discussed.
The term "footbaU" in England
means soccer rather than rugby, the
rugby being the same game, of course,
that is known here as English Rugby. These two games are played during the autumn and winter months by
both professionals and amateurs, but
rugby is usually identified with the
schools and colleges, while soccer obtains its greatest measure of popularity as a professional sport. There is
a tendency however, among many of
the schools, to swing over to soccer
as a winter sport.
Professional soccer in England is
probably the best organized sport on
a large scale in the world. The enthusiasm displayed over it is almost
unbelievable, and as the season lasts
from September to April, college soccer or rugby does not have much
chance of attracting the attention of
the general public.
A body known as the English Football Association controls professional
soccer in England. This organization
does its work in a manner that would
he a revelation to a similar body on
this side of the Atlantic, eliminating
all the bickerings .salary disputes, and
other petty annoyances which mar
professional sports, such as baseball.
over here.
"The English Cup"
Every year the Football Association
conducts an elimination touranment
for the big trophy of thc football
world—the English Cup. This may be
competed for by any team in England — professional or amateur. The
main reason for the popularity of this
contest is the number of upsets which
occur in it. In the last score of years
a professional team has won the cup
each year, but every year that it is
competed for, an amateur team gains
fame by putting a well known professional team out of the competition. The final is played in the stadium at Wembley before a crowd that
usually tops the 100,000 mark. The
match is broadcasted by the B.B.C.
and this year I believe it was extended to the United States and Canada.
International Soccer
Teams are chosen by the Football
Association to represent England in
matches against Scotland, Ireland and
Wales, where similar playing conditions prevail. Soccer is as popular on
the continent as it is in England, and
national teams from the continent
frequently play international maches
with England. These matches are very
colorful, but as the excitable nature
of many of the European races often
results in the game ending in a free
fight, teams from Great Britain are
rather cautiou_ of playing under foreign conditions and referees. Last season, however, an English team visited
Italy and Switzerland, tying the former, 1-1 and beating the latter, 4-0.
Much intrest was taken in an Austrian team, the Continental champions,
who visited England and were beaten
4-3 in a very close game.
International Rugby
An international rugby league is also in existence, matches being played upon somewhat the same basis,
huts its matches are not followed by
the public with the same interest as
are  the  international soccer  matches.
Ed. Note: This is first of a series of
articles on impressions of English Athletics. A second will be published in
a later issue.
Team Ready To Do
Or Die For Alma
Usual   Lineup   Will
Take The field-
With the 10-0 beating from the
V.A.C.'s still under their hides, Doc
Burke's university griddmen are all
ready to do or die for dear old Alma, when they meet Meralomas tomorrow.
Meraloma- Heavy
It is a matter of common opinion
that Meralomas have the heavier and
more experienced aggregation; and
that Varsity will have to show plenty
of grit and fight if they want to get
that much sought victory.
However, Doc Burke has not been
sitting on his reputation for the last
month and a half, and when the
starting whistle blows to-morrow
there is nothing going to stop that
Varsity twelve, not even the Meralomas.
Usual Lineup
In the matter of lineup the usual
men will take the field. Farrington
will be in there fighting, Bolton and
Kendall will be calling the signals
again and Rush, with the benefit of
considerable practice, is going to
show the fans some real punting.
Pep Meeting
As a prelude to the game there will
be a pep meeting in the Auditorium
today at noon. The Pep Club has
some spirited entertainment including the Home Oil Orchestra, so don't
fall to come along. To round off the
Saturday afternoon the Gamma Phi
Frank is in his second year of the
Big Four game. He is a great asset
to the U.B.C. backfield and his kicking on Saturday is calculated to demoralize even the Meralomas.
The annual business meeting of the
Men's Grass Hockey Club will be held
in Arts 102, Monday, Oct. 30, at noon.
As this meeting is very important it
is necessary for all members to be present.
Beta   sorority   is   sponsoring   a   tea
dance at the Peter Pan Ballroom.
Therefore, Varsity get out there
and show Vancouver some real spirited cheering, so that we don't have
to go through the humiliation of
being razzed again by the Province
for our "organized rooting."
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Page Three
U.B.C. and All Blacks
Will Meet Saturday
All Blacks Varsity's Toughest Opposition
Game To Be Played At North Vancouver-
jack Tyrwhitt's troupe of English
Ruggers journey to Confederation
Park tomorrow to tangle with the
North Van. All-Blacks in the biggest
game of the season to date.
i C. E. TisdaU, well known sportsman and donor of the Tisdall Cup,
which has been a bone of contention
to English Rugby squads for the past
ten years, will officially kic* otf at
2:20 sharp.
All Blacks Strong
The All-Blacks who are rated by
critics as the strongest team ln both
the Tisdall and the Miller leagues,
have not dropped a game this season.
However, they realize that they have
no easy assignment in the Varsity
squad. Reports from the North Shore
camp state that they have been
holding early morning practices
every day this v/eek in the hope of
adding another team to their list of
the defeated.
But the Blue and Gold aggregation
are just as determined that the
North Shore team will know the bitter taste of defeat which they have
managed to evade since the spring of
"Threes" Fast
Coach   Tyrwhitt  has  been  putting
the team through their paces all this
week- paying particular attention to
the scrum. He feels that the Varsity threes are just as fast and adept
in passing and handling as the All-
Blacks, and if the scrum heel quickly and cleanly, the students should
defeat the much-touted black shirts.
Maguire To Play
Maguire, Mitchell and Upward, who
have proven to be a tower of strength
in the front line of the scrum, will
be heeling the ball tomorrow while
Pyle, Clement, Madeley, and Pearson make up the second line. Derry
Tye will work as usual behind the
scrum, along side Captaia Ken Mercer in his pivot position at five-
eights. Gordie Brand will hold down
the full-back berth. The same three-
quarter men that smothered the Ex-
Magee squad last week will start on
tomorrows' game.
Varsity's chances to finish on top
in the TisdaU league will be largely
dependent on the outcome of this
game and therefore everybody that
can possibly turn out should do so.
The lineup: Brand, Leggat, Pugh,
Dalton, Hager, K. Mercer, A. Mercer,
Pearson, Pyle, Clement, Madeley,
Mitchell, Maguire, Upward.
Class and Club
The next meeting of the University
Engineering Society will be held
Wed., Nov. 8, at 12:05 sharp In Aggie
100. Mr. W. D. McLaren, consulting
engineer and former University lecturer, wiU speak on "Engineering
Developments in the Twentieth Century."
An open meeting of the Forest Club
wiU be held Tuesday noon, Oct. 31,
in Ap. Sc. 100. Mr. E. J. Ablett of
the Canadian Forestry Association,
will give a talk on "Logging and
Lumber Manufacture," accompanied
by motion pictures.   All welcome.
The second meeting of the U.B.C.
Art Club was held on Wednesday
evening, at 4512 West First avenue,
through the courtesy of Mr. and Mrs.
John Ridington. An interesting talk
was given by Mr. F. H. Varley, of
■the B. C. Arts College, and was much
appreciated by about twenty-five
members. A pleasant social hour followed, and refreshments were served.
The next meeting will be no Nov. 1.
Will all women students interested
in the French Production come to
Miss B_s_in's studio at Glen Brae
Academy, 1690 Matthews Ave., at 3
o'clock on Saturday. Bring running
shoes or dancing slippers.
Arts  '34  class  fees  are   now  due,
payable at the cafeteria steps.
Essays      Theses
French German
General Stenographic Work
Terms Moderate
Work received In Arts Bldg.,
Room A.
Night Calls. Bay. 2253 L.
Government Upheld
In Forum Debate
Why Argue!
as to where to go for your next
Banquet or Class Party?
There's Only One Place
E. W. Hudson, Mgr.
Special Return Engagement
And Group of English Dancers
TON1GHT-8:30 P.M.
Seat Sale at Vancouver Theatre
Box Office, Sey. 852
Price_-$1.M, 91, 75c, 51c (tax Included)
Gallery Rate for U.B.C. Students 25c
Bring Identification Cards
Doors Open 7:30 p.m.
(Continued from Page 1)
merely be transfered from the pro-
legitimate saving of Mi of 1 per cent;
vincial to the federal representatives.
In fact, all that Mr. Dryer saw was
"more dictatorship for Bennett."
Wild Arguments
Jack Bourne, supporting the affirmative, suggested that appointments
to the council be based on competitive examination. John Conway disputed the assumption that councils
would mean more dictatorship from
Ottawa. Jack Fisher declared that
responsibility to the people was a
definite hindrance. Ernie Brown said
that the saving would be at least
$7,000,000 in B. C. alone. And Sam
Lipson pointed out that in legislatures the main issues before the
province were subordinated to the
demands of each member's constituency.
Butterfield and Bouchette
Dryer was also well supported.
Harold Lando said 10 men 'were
easier bribed than 47. G. L. Collins
pointed out that the size of British
Columbia allowed no comparison with
Toronto, even if populations were the
same. And George Luxton feared
that a small executive would gradually get out of touch with the people
and become an oligarchy,
Prof. J. Friend Day, speaker of tho
house, said he was disappointed with
the debate, but cheered up greatly
at the. announcement that the next
meeting would see Messrs. Butterfield
and Bouchette, columnists of the
Vancouver Province and Sun respectively, taking opposite sides in a debate on whether or not the newspapers are the curse of the age.
Another interesting debate should
be that with Stanford on Nov. 15 or
17. If the visitors agree the subject
will be: 'Resolved that the U. S. is
largely to blame for the present crisis
in world affairs."
An important meeting will be held
in Arts 108, Monday, Oct. 30 at noon
sharp for discussion of Essondale
survey. Plans Tor transportation, etc..
will be decided upon. All members
intending to make this trip must turn
out as persons not signifying their
intention of going at this meeting
will not be accomodated with transportation. Everybody out. Bring your
lunches to meeting.
The next meeting of the Biological
Discussion Club will be held at the
home of Charlotte Dill, 2466 West 6th
Avenue, on Monday, Oct. 30,,at 8.00
o'clock. A paper will be given by
Harry Barclay on the subject, "Coloration in Animals." All new and
old members are asked to come.
Explosion Rocks
Stolid Chemists
Students who were in the immediate
vicinity of the Science Building at 4
o'clock Tuesday afternoon decided
that the political war which is being
waged at the present time had broken
out on the campus with unusual violence. It appeared that the anti- educational forces were making an attempt to cripple university facilities,
for the air was rent by an explosion
which, but for the well advertised
permanence of the structure, would
have deprived budding scientists of
a workplace. Even the most seasoned
chemists, who are inured to such
experiences, were sufficiently shaken
out of their usual calm to admit that
the volume of sound, at least, was
greater than that experienced previously in similar occurences.
On closer Investigation it waa discovered that the furor was caused by
the totally unexpected disintregatlon
of apparatus operated by a group of
senior students.
Fortunately no one was injured although the flames were extinguished
with difficulty. The spectators left
the scene of the accident inwardly
thankful that the university architects had had enough foresight to
construct a fireproof science building.
Managerial System
Approved By Council
Murray Hunter was honored by
fellow members of the Historical Society in being elected to the position
of vice-president of that association,
Wednesday noon. The meeting discussed the status of graduate members of the club. It remained undecided whether or not they should
retain the full rights and privileges
accorded undergraduate members.
Vardty vs.
N. Van.AU Blacks
Gamma   Phi   Beta
tea dance;
Varsity vs.
A motion was passed at the first
executive meeting of the Cosmopolitan Club to allow for an activity
which will be of great interest to
many students. Power has been
given the society to enter into correspondence with German universities for the purpose of mutual discussion of social, intellectual and political affairs. These documents will
be abailable for publication in the
Ubyssey and will be filed in the Library records.
Miss Ethel Bassin was the guest
artist at the meeting of L'Alouette
held at the home of Eleanor Leach
on Tuesday evening. The time was
spent in songs and games, a duet,
"Belle Nuit, O Nuit d'Amour" from
'Tales of Hoffman" was rendered by
Misses Dorothy Pearson and Jessie
Will those students who still wish
to join please apply to the secretary,
Doris McDiarmid, through the Arts
Letter Rack?
l^anadians certainly
appreciate choice cigarettes • • •
they smoke more Winchesters
than any other blended cigarette!
Owing to lack of a quorum (the
total attendance was 25, the Arts
Mens' Undergraduate Society meeting called for Wednesday noon in
order to determine where the Arts-
Aggie ball is to be held, was postponed.
No decision was made as to when
it would be called again.
It appears that the choice will li.
between the Hotel Vancouver Crys'.al
Ballroom and the Commodore, ns the
president mentioned these as the only
suitable  places  available.
ARTS '36
Jim Ferris was elected president
and Kay Bourne vice president of
Arts '36 at the elections held last
Darrel Gomery was appointed secretary, Bruce Robinson, treasurer, Al
Mercer, Men's Athletic representative,
Molly Lock, Women's Athletic representative, and Margaret Buchanan,
Literary representative.
(Continued from Page 1)
Victoria  Blue  Ribbons  on  Tuesday,
Nov. 1, or an afternoon game on the
following day.
, Basketball
Admission to G.V.A.A. senior basketball games in the university gymnasium was fixed at 25 cents for individuals, 35 cents for couples. Max
Stewart at first proposed that ladies
be admitted free, but this was defeated on the casting vote of the
chairman. A basketball publicity
committee is to be formed.
The Alma Mater Society's contribution to swimming club tickets at
the Crystal Pool was reduced from
10 cents to 5 cents because of a reduction in the gross price of the
tickets from 26 cents to _D cents. This
means that members of the club wiU
have to pay 15 cents, the same as last
Grants Made
The International Relations Club
asked $61 for delegates' expenses at
a convention to be held in Tacoma.
They were given $20. The Players'
Club was granted an advance budget
of $325 for the Christmas plays.
The men's grass hockey grant was
postponed b.cause it was felt that
the club should have only one team
in the league, not two. Efforts will
be made to have all teams standardize their uniforms, instead of changing them from year to year.
Bursary Funds Placed At
Disposal Of Students      )
As a result of the decision of
the Board of Governors to seek
funds to assist students in payment of their fees, a limited
sum of money has been placed
at the disposal of the University.
This money will be distributed Ut the form of bursaries to
students who have proved their
ability In University work.
To be eligible for one ot these
bursaries a student must (1)
show that he will be unable to
remain at the University without further financial help and
(2) have received at least Second Class ln the examinations
last written. In cases where
equal need Is Indicated a preference ln making awards will,
be given to students with higher
scholastic standing. Applications
may be obtained from the Registrar.
( n— i — ii —— ix
President, Howard Bentall, Fair. 771
Secretary, Philip M. West, EU. 1030R
For application see president or
secretary at noon in Arts 204 any
day but Saturday or phone above
The Union is open to all students
who name Christ as Saviour and
The Varsity Christian Union was
founded in 1925 and is affiliated
with the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowships of Canada, Britain, New
Zealand and Australia; the League
of Evangelical Students of U.S.A.;
and the Inter-School Christian Fellowship of Canada.
The object of the Union is "to
unite those who are earnestly desiring to extend Christ's Kingdom
in the University by seeking the
spiritual help and conversion of those
around them." Dally meetings are
held at noon and on Wednesdays
Frequently prominent speakers address the Union. In addition the
Union conducts Sunday services at
the invitation of local ministers.
What People Are
Dr. Sedgewck—". . . You see a beautiful face at the window. Aha! there's
my woman!"
• »   •
G. G. S.—"The hot stuff of the sixteenth century wrote sonnets."
• •   •
The Doc—"I'd go through fire and
hell and water for her. Say, Jean,
where'll we eat?"
• •   •
Sedgy—"I know about men and I
have my suspicions about women."
«   •   •
Garnet—"You shooed your cousins
out of the room when Aunt Eliza began to talk."
• •   •
Bob Hewetson—"Milk and I are antipathetic."
• *   •
Freddy Wood (speaking of Little
Orphan Annie)—"A precocious child
of thirty-four."
• •   •
Eleanor Walker (at W.fr.S. meeting)
—"The  tea-dance  last  year  was  a
great success.   I was there."
• •   •
Gordon Stead — "Two boys don't
make a couple; they make two."
»   •   *
Zoe: If I wasn't a lady, I'd drink my
coffee out of the saucer.
«   »   •
Zoe—"I'd like to go to a smoker.
Just once."
Soviet Influences
Menace North India
(Continued from Page 1)
culties retard this development—however, if the Indian government is ever
able to formulate such a program, "the
Indian native capitalist would be glad
to give aid in order to prevent the
spread of Communism."
Wrestlers Needed
Referring humorously to the Afghan's pride in feats of strength, the
speaker suggested that "perhaps a
shipment of British wrestlers might
remedy the situation."
In conclusion, Mr. Nemetz stated
that the British military defenses In
India "are as nearly impregnable as
it is possible to conceive"—but propaganda, the new weapon of the
U.S.S.R., has never been "more virile,
more subtle, and more menacing."
Sciencemen Revel In
Cannibal Atmosphere
•(Continued from Page 1)
nose  ring fell  in love  with a Zulu
Dave Carey, son^ leader, presented
a solo extolling ihe merits of temperance. The men vocally related
the Engineers' futile efforts to gain
access to the "Ark of the Lord,"
then the nurses obliged with a chorus which was less violent judging
from both vocal a^d verbal standards.
Accompanied by the male choir,
Dave Carey asserted, "I was drunk
last night," and the meeting, feeling
that, with this effort the highest possible cultural levsl had been attained,
departed with an orchestral interpretation of "Louisiana Hayride" ringing
in their ears.
Chairman. Herbert Sladen, Ell. 1222R
Secretary,  John  Mitchell,  Ell.  1770X
Application forms may be obtained
from the secretary, and must be returned to him when filled out.
The society is open only to fourth
and fifth year students of Electrical
Engineering. Any other students interested may attend as visitors.
Meetings are held every second
Thursday throughout the term. At
these gatherings, papers are presented on subjects of interest to electrical students. Presentation of papers
by members themselves is encouraged. The showing of moving pictures, slides and illustrated lectures,
together with field trips to points of
local interest add variety to the program. The branch co-operates closely with the Vancouver section of the
Institute, and in March of each year
outstanding student papers are presented at a meeting of this section.
Members are encouraged to continue
their affiliation with the A.I.E.E.
after graduation by transferring from
student to associate membership.
The radio section is composed of
members of the A.I.E.E. operating
under the same constitution, but with
officers elected from its own membership.
Officers of the Radio Section:
President, W. B. Smith
Secretary, H. E. Sladen
Blended Right!
I .'. wish to
enter theUbyssey beard-growing contest and promise to
abide by all the rules. I promise to accept the award of
1     the judges as final.
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Gamma Phi Beta
Tea   Dance
An electric moon, say the Gamma
Phis, is the next best thing to the
genuine article, so their emblem, in
the form of a lighted crescent, will
adorn the Peter Pan Ballroom for
the first tea-dance, of the season oft
Saturday afternoon. Decorations are
to be carried out in the buff and
brown combination, and Gammas,
Phis, and Betas sprinkled liberally
about the walls. Fans from both
English and Canadian Rugby games,
"Varsity-All-Blacks", and "Varsity-
Meraloma" respectively, will gather
to dance to the music of Harold King
and his boys, from four to six-thirty.
By the way, the orchestra, in which
Jack Emerson is also a dominant figure, is henceforth to be known as the
"Ex-Varsity." Hilda Bone is con-
venor for the affair, and Myrtle Beatty, Leona Nelson and Jean Telford
complete the committee.
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Are University students reactionary in politics, are they radical, are they communistic, or
are they uninterested? Many people would
like to know the answer.
In order to gauge the political complexion
of the campus, the Ubyssey is asking the student body to indicate their preference in a
straw vote. A ballot is printed on the front
page of this issue, on which are listed the
chief parties in the coming election.
All students are asked to mark the ballot
and drop it into one of the boxes on the campus provided for that purpose. Polls will close
on Monday at noon. The results will be pub-
lished in the next issue of the Ubyssey. Honesty on the part of the voters is expected.
We thought that the students were not interested in politics and we told them so last
week. We were wrong and we apologize. The
Ubyssey office was deluged with a flood of
correspondence on the subject. Letters were
irate, encouraging, scornful, flattering, condemnatory, or just plain ignorant and dogmatic.   We enjoyed every one of them.
Politics are apparently as live an issue on
the campus as elsewhere in this benighted
province. The Ubyssey wishes to make it absolutely plain that it has evinced no preference for any particular party or candidates.
Such a policy would be unwise in a college
paper. We wish only to point out the stupid
attitude of all parties in one important respect.
What candidate has dared to voice the salient fact that the. province of British Columbia
is practically bankrupt? Who has dared to advocate a policy of the most stringent economy?
This fact must be faced. Before any of the
campaign promises of any of the parties can be
carried out, the credit of the province must
be restored. The only other alternative is
default in the debt, which is not a pleasant
One of the chief manifestations of the credulous mob-mind is the way many voters can
be stampeded by campaign slogans and hot-air
promises. They are an insult to the average
intelligence. As University students are generally credited with a more than average intelligence, it is to be expected they will form
their ideas with discrimination.
Absolute pacifism is as alive in the universities of today as in the breasts of the most
idealistic veterans. The equally lauded and
damned resolution of the Oxford Debating Society "under no circumstances to fight for King
and Country" served to reveal this attitude of
modern English youth.
The famous resolution had repercussions in
numerous colleges on this continent. At Columbia some 400 men students signed a pledge
never to bear arms. Northwestern, Stanford,
Brown and our neighbouring University of
Washington, to mention only those that have
come to our notice, in spite of compulsory military training, discovered a considerable number of their students pacifists.
What of ourselves? The Anglicans have
defeated the motion, but the Forum has yet to
sound student feeling as a whole. The Alma
Mater society has consciously disregarded the
C.O.T.C. for years, if that is any indication.
The necessity of taking a firm stand on
this question of bearing arms is obvious. The
world is taking on a strange resemblance to
its pre-war self. America and Japan, each
pointing to the other, swell their naval "defenses." In England, navy interests agitate
for the same end.    Disarmament efforts fail, i
Arthur Walrus and I have been noticing
lately that these fair pages devote much space
weekly to panning the manners of various sections who attend entertainments in the Auditorium. We aren't really going to defend
these people, but we couldn't bear not to use
the one Latin phrase we knew. We're going
to make a little excuse for them, however.
Audiences as a whole in British Columbia
aren't much better. At a performance at the
Vancouver Theatre last week an audience put
on a very pretty little display. According to
the program, the performance was over, but
the majority of the audience was demanding
an encore. The rest of the audience apparently wanted to go home and get its shoes off
and its feet up, for in a body it moved toward
the lobby. The artist at this point decided to
give the encore, and the result was that the
number began in the confusion of chatting
exit on the part of a minority.
As far as I know, Emily Post has issued no
ultimatum on the subject of audiences leaving
before a performance was complete, but then
she never said it wasn't polite to bite a lady
after you'd knocked her down. It's only common courtesy for the guests of an artist to give
polite attention to their entertainer until he
is finished. Don't be sordid and mention the
cold cash paid for such entertainment; fundamentally, the relationship is the same.
And properly, we believe outer clothing
should not be donned until after the singing
of the National Anthem. The attitude of most
audiences seems to be "God save the king and
help me put my coat on."
Last week song publishers were thrilled to
discover that "The Last Round-Up" was sung
twenty-five times in one evening on various
radio programs throughout the country. Everybody from Leopold Stokowski to Little Orphan
Annie must have been singing it that evening.
Personally we only heard it twenty times, but
they're probably right.
Here are two salient facts about it. It
wasn't written by a cow-boy. It was written
by an old-timer Tin Pan Alley habitue, who
also wrote "Louisville Lady." And you probably know it, but we're telling you anyhow,
a little dogey is properly an orphan calf, but
in a pinch can be made to include all varieties
of yearling cows. And the canine pronouncia-
tion of this word should be dropped at once.
Such a sad thing. We can't find a home for
a homeless party. The annual pub shindig is
scheduled to come off at an early date, and
we haven't any place to go. Financially we're
low, but people seem to think we're even lower
morally.   All dressed up and no place to go.
If you look in the pub you'll see dozens of
empty milk bottles ranged in rows. Do you
think we can be so very bad? And almost
anytime you can hear squabbles over who is
going to have the typewriter to type notes.
Textbooks are absorbed with amazing celerity. Some of us wind up with firsts. (Not
Arthur or I, we were speaking editorially.)
But nobody loves us.
If some night "in the next six weeks you
should observe some of the Best People on the
Campus playing Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush rather forlornly on the corner of
Granville and Hastings, you'll know it's just
another of these homeless parties. Like a certain political party.
and Europe stirs discontentedly. To face the
worst consequences of all this, the peace movement calls for men of strength and courage.
Our own inclination would be to hurry far,
far away from the disgusting nightmare of mankind at war, from the insidious propaganda, the
loosened forces of sadism and masochism, from
profiteers, romanticized war stories, muscular
Christianity, everything. The nastier parts of
B. C. offer a convenient escape. We would
rather die there from a surfeit of pine cones
than from poison gas in Vancouver, even if by
so doing we really believed ourselves saving
democracy or anything else.
Editor, Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
As a freshette I have a vivid remembrance of vowing to uphold the
splendid traditions of our University
and for that reason I wish to express
myself regarding the editorial which
appeared in last Friday's issue, and
quoted Miss Osterhout (C.C.F. candidate for Burrard) as saying "that all
teachers would be compelled to teach
socialism or lose their positions." I
have had thc privilege of discussing
the matter with Miss Osterhout personally, and found that she actually
said that if the C.C.F. wero returned
to power, the teachers would be required to adapt themselves to the
new conditions. As it is one of the
chief issues with the C.C.F. to develop
and extend education to the fullest
extent, it stands to reason that our
educators—namely our teachers will
be willing to co-operate with the party
if it assumes control of government.
May I also point out that eleven of
the most brilliant university professors
in Canada moulded and brought into
being the planks of the C.C.F. platform. I feel convinced that our own
"learned Doctors" as you've so aptly
termed them are as interested in the
welfare of Canada as their eastern
To return to Miss Osterhout's statement that the teachers,would be required to adapt themselves to the new
social order. Adaptation to existing
conditions is apparently a requirement of every system, be it C.C.F. or
Capitalistic. May I refer you to the
present as an example, wherein the
more unfortunate are required to
adapt themselves to doing without
many of the necessities and certainly
all of the luxuries of life. Yours for
fairness and open-mindedness in politics.
Editor, Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Your editorial on the C.C.F. and its
programme of education, which appeared in the issue of Friday, October
20. contained a wealth of interest and
valuable information to those few who
read it appreciatively and intelligently.
I. too. have remarked the deplorable
lack of interest on the part of the
student body. So many of the future
citizens of the Province who are today attending the University have
only the vaguest of ideas as to what
thc C.C.F. really stands for.
I must commend your courage in
uncovering the "dictatorial principles
to be instituted in our schools" by
this body if it succeeds in the coming
election. I heartily admire one who
is brave enough to give such a candid opinion on a subject which is in
discussion among those who are really
thinking about the election in terms
of education.
I sincerely hope that you will continue to give the frank and unbiased
opinions which I find so refreshing in
your editorial column. Yours very
M. M. H.
People are wondering who the zealous reporter may be that is profiting on the indiscretions of Zeta Psi so assiduously.
Editor, Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Referring to your editorial "Dictatorial Education" in Friday's issue of
th« 'Ubyssey', I too lament the seeming lac!: of interest on the part of the
student body in the issues at hand,
namely the policy of the C.C.F. towards education. But to speak frankly I was very disappointed to see
such an editorial in our paper, Although I am very much in favor of
the stud-nt as nn individual taking
an active interest or part ln the political questions of the day I think
it unwise that the student body as a
whole should be dragged into political issues which your editorial has
a tendency to do. The university as
a unity should keep as far away
from politics as possible hence the
less said in the cellege paper the
better, But since you have precipitated us into this I think it is only
fair that the true facts be made
I notice that you quote one of our
well known local papers as your authority. Now I don't suggest that we
have any such thing as "the controlled press" in this fair Dominion
of ours but my advice to you would
be to consult the original source for
your information and endeavor to
gain some conception of their educational policy as a whole before exploding into print quoting disjointed
statements garnished with many
clever witicisms. It is only just and
right to everybody concerned that
you should do this otherwise it would
be better to keep out of the political
fray in which our commercial papers
are now busily engaged. Truth and
impartiality should be the policy of
a University paper.
To quote from Miss Osterhout's
speech delivered in Belvedere Hall
Thursday night she distinctly says
"Under a C.C.F, regime teachers
would not be required to teach Socialism but teaching would be socialised,' and I notice by Friday's Province she claims to have been misquoted in connection with her remarks to the Kitsilano P.T.A. regarding  compulsory   teaching  of  so
cialism in the schools. I also noticed
from the debate Friday night Dr.
Telford claims that Mr. Lefeaux was
deliberately misquoted regarding the
abolishment of Chemistry, Algebra
and Geometry and the introduction
of Marxian Economics. From anything I have read or heard from
those in authority the C.C.F. are absolutely against any attempt to administer propaganda to the children.
They realize that the maintainance
of a sound social and economic system depends on the development of
individual and constructive thinking
in the student and any attempt to
propagandize is absolutely contrary
to this. Their aim is for individual
development and harmony, and therefore happiness. Their policy calls
for more and better schools, more
equipment, more libraries, more playgrounds. And why not? We have
the materials at hand.
Referring to the misconstrued statement of Mr. Lefeaux about the alteration of courser which gave you
cause for commentation it is my personal opinion that there is room for
much improvement in the High
School curriculum of today. Li consideration of' the great majority of
students who terminate their education at grade twelve I think there
is far too much stress laid on subjects such as Algebra, Geometry. Latin French and even Chemistry and
Physics. I wonder how many young
women or men, too, for that matter,
after they leave High School and become established in life ate called
upon to solve a "quadratic equation"
to prove theorem "umpty umpty" or
decline the late verb "audio." Don't
you think that educationally spe.icing they would feel much wealthier
if instead they possessed a more liberal knowledge of political and social
economy, social science, etc., even if
Karl Marx was Introduced as one
of the points of view with which the
student should  familiarize  himself.
Even after considering that certain
cultural value offered by the established courses of study, Latin, French,
Mathematics, etc., and of tlie small
amount of the directly applicable
knowledge of Chemistry and Physics
to such courses as Home Economics,
Health, etc., it is my opinion they
rank second in value to other ? ub-
jects that are practically neglected by
our High Schools today. The -ugh
Schools are stilL more or less busily
engaged in preparing the minority
for university education. They have
a twofold duty to perform and until
this is more fully realized there is
certainly room for change.
Sincerely yours,
T. W. Somerton
er aimlessly by remarking on the
lack of student interest in the present
political chaos and then proceeded to
display your own lack of information
without apology to your readers.
You admitted that your arguments,
such as they were, were based on a
report from the Vancouver Daily
Province but you failed to mention
the fact that the Province is naturally
opposed to the C.C.F. platform so
that its report would be biassed to
a certain extent. If you had been
really interested in the coming election you would have been at that election meeting to hear Mr. W. W. Lefeaux and you would have realized
upon reading the Province report that
words had been twisted and derived
of their context to give a grotesque
And, sir, you draw on your imagination to picture our University professors being instructed by a member of the C.C.F. Club. Here again
you display your own lamentable
lack of imagination. You forget to
include yourself as being one of the
instructed. In fact the class would
not consist of professors but of college editors, and other ignorant people who are so unlearned in social
principles that they are "taken in"
by political fiction.
And again, sir, before you pen another editorial on the C.C.F. I suggest that you inform yourself as to
the platform of that federation
through channels other than the capitalistic press and your opinions will
no longer be misguided.
Yours sincerely,
Carol Marks
We would like to correct an unfortunate error that appeared in last
Tuesday's issue of the Ubyssey. The
Senior Girls' Grass Hockey team drew
with Ex-South Vancouver. The Ubyssey stated that they were defeated.
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Editor, Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Your editorial on the C.C.F. and its
education program which appeared in
the Ubyssey of October 20, cannot
pass without comment.
You approached your subject rath-
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