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Thursday, May 14, 1942
2*3rds Pass
Syllabus 'A'
Papers Here
• WHAT HAS BEEN described
as a "very satisfactory theotct-
ical training period" was concluded in the C.O.T.C. with the
posting of examinations results for
those papers written by Corps
members in March.
Over two-thii'd.s of all candidates
for the syllabus "A" examination
succeeded in qualifying. Tiiis paper in conjunctien with a .six-week
camp pciiod qualifies thc candidate
a.: a 2nd Lieutenant in either the
reserve or for Active Service. This
six week* camp perio I will probably be held at Gordon Head
sometime during the summer.
The number trying all papers
including the- "C< nimon to Arm.-."
and. the "Special" wa.s no' quite as
g: eat  this year as before.
Those mt n who pa s d their
"Common." and "Infantry Special"
completed the r qualification at
camp by taking their "Practical'
For your
Stationery Supplies
Fountain Pens
Slide Rules
Scales, etc.,
for the present term
The Clarke & Stuart
550 Seymour St.
Vancouver, B. C.
Phone PAciflc 7311
• CONTRARY to reports is wed
in. (iowntewn papers, there
have b; en no arrangements made
to big'n a cciuae in Spanish for
the next winter aes.s.on. Charles
B. Wood,  registrar,  announced.
"The ealend: r has been diawn
up and tl'.eie has been no allowance  mark   for Mich a  e. ins.-.'  ha
"Tae .-uggtst'en wa.s brought u.i
before the School Board but n >
c'climte course ha.-, been decide !
upon a!   the  present  time."
It is very unlike.y tint tin i e
will be a course ,n S " rush includ-
ed. in next year's ciinictilum ler
it i : )io ;.-ibk tiiat s'.k.'i a: i .mac
mens may be made in l'u'ure
vi ar '.
!•'('. N«:ti—Just ;s wc went in
|:r«ss, Kditnr Patau received a
letter. And what could be more
appropriate than to have it come
from L.A.C. Sandy Nash, R.C.A.F.,
our first male Griul-'.f-tho-Ye;<r
and brother of this year's choice.
•    •    •
Sandy Writes
Somewhere   in  En« .
March  l'.l!^
The  Ubyssey,
Dear Archie:
I have been meaning to write
l'cr some time but just haven't
got around to it before now. I receive copies of the "Ubyssey" quite
regularly, usually sent ever in lots
cf 10 or so by my brother.
And believe me, I really enjoy
reading all the news and dirt of
the campus. Jabez still writes the
best column of them all though;
it has caused many a hearty laugh
among the boys of both the RCAF
and RAF—and the girls of the
WAAF incidentally. They are
grand examples of satire—long may
ho reign—and write!
I guess by next year I won't
know all the folks mentioned in
tho Ubyssey but that doesn't matter—it s always as welcome as
news from home.
Give my best to everyone .and I
hope it's not long before I can .'ay-
hello personally.
£andy Nash.
Corner Seymour and Dunsmuir Opp. Bus Terminal
Graduation Ball
Yen will find that we have a nice selection of
flowers   for   whatever   the   occasion   demands.
Point Grey Flower Shop
442» W. 10th Ave.
Flowerfone ALma 06(1(1
Valerie Robinson Is First
To Join R.C.A.F., W.D.
•    APRIL 28 saw Varsity's first woman undergrad leave as
a member of Canada's armed forces.   Valerie Robinson,
: econd year Arts student at U.B.C, started on the first lap
c. an adventurous and exciting life which may even take her
Aa a volunteer in the Motor
V.ai:-;x :! rartio:i < f the R.C.A.F.,
V.'i tn r' I) vi.-ii n. Val will be in
V. r: n: • f r live Week'. aft.a
which she will be transfi.r.d h
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Ap is e; a ni : 1 i'i iVer. s'f h; s
I.   , p   !); lid mi  a  ear   f' 1   .■ o no  f ai
; nd  I  thought  I  mi^ht ;;   well get
in  whip   I  could.
Fraternity and Sorority
Printing and Engraving
Our Speciatly
SfiG Seymour St.
Plan New T<; Spend Your Vacation At
Open ft r Ftvjson, May 15
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i ut of it." Other I a ruin eaieat-
l'er applicants are that they mint
bo 1 uv. ceii tiia ae, s 111 and -11:
they must h: ve a Gra e K Mill;!-
inrr. and 1 it y niu-t )>. s ; a medic .1
and   iutelliic ncc  test.
When quizzed as to her reasons
lor joining ini. Valerie said "It
wasp.'t pur. patriotism. It's the
fiat o. life you r.itvcr get the
chance to experience in  peacetime
Artoea Studio
8:}.'l Granville Street
Srec'iillsts  in
Phone MAr. 3932 for appointment
to 6.95
The Grads crowning hour
iifars — cliocse your
"Vunlty" shoes now.
Gaiety Is "our way of
life".  Preserve It'.
Opposite  Thc  Bay
•691 GRANVILLE   ST. Thursday, May 14, 1942
Page Three
We Nominate: Our Choice For Graduates-Of-Year
War Aid Activities Win
Honour For Lois Nicholson They're The Topi
•   IT WASN'T HARD to choose the woman graduate-of-
the-year this time.
Who has done so much for campus war work? Who
has been the driving force behind the Red Cross Committee?
And who has done more to foster better feeling toward the
university throughout the city through her efforts in furthering all of U.B.C.'s war drives?
You've guessed her—it's Lois Nicholson.
Bom in IsUvsn, Saskatchewan      m^^mm^mm^mmmmmmmmmmmmmwmm
some 21—"almost 22"—years ago,
she later came to Vancouver to attend Cecil Rhodes, Lord Byng and
Magee High Schools.
At to her future, Lois is somewhat uncertain but she definitely
decided to teach a history course
during the summer. She will not
return to Varsity next year.
During her second year Lois
was active in Phrateres, then
served last year as vice-president.
Further proof that she is an all-
round girl is the round letter which
she won for basketball that year.
Significant of her interest in her
chosen field is her membership in
the Historical Society in her third
year. At the same time she held
tho position of secretary of W.U.S.
a position which gave her valuable experience for her future
duties; as president of the organization.
It is in this capacity as president of W.U.S. that she is best
known, since so many of her
scheme.-, have born fruit during her
term in office.
One such idea i.s the much-discussed compulsory war work program for women which .she ant
the executive have drawn up.
While it is yet to be ratified, it
seems quite certain that some sort
of war work will be required of
every girl on the campus nex*
"Compulsory war work seemed
the fairest way to all the girls to
get all the work done of which a
campus of this size Is capable,"
she said, and with the usual Nicholson modesty, added that she expected to spend some time during
the summer with next year's executive whipping the new plan into
Lois firmly believes in the physical training program which she
hopes to see enforced in the future.
"The voluntary Red Cross work
that was done was very successful. We had about three hundred
girls working in the rooms every
week," she said, "but I think it
would be fairer if every girl on
the campus was compelled to take
first aid or mechanics course as
Charlie Is The Second
Nash Boy So Nominated
That's been the keyword around this campus for th*
past five years whenever any extra-curricular activity was
And that just about sums up why Charles W. Nath,
Mechanical Engineering '42, has been chosen as the malt
For there's little doubt that anyone has done more
via campus politics for the students of this institution.
A Nash family tradition has now been established for
this business. Last year it was younger brother, Sandy Nash,
an Artsman, who became the Ubyssey's first nominee. Sandy
is now with the airforce in England.
Charlie   admits   that   "it   just       ^	
seems that I can't keep out of
extra - curricular work; i t just
seems to be in my blood."
Right now, Charlie is busy
changing from the red of the
Science faculty to the khaki of the
Army. On May 15 he leaves for
Gordon Head to become a Mechanical Engineer officer in the Ordnance Corps. Faced with demands
from both war Industry and the
army for engineers, he finally decided that he could do his part
by joining the army. This puts all
three Nash boys in the services;
another U.B.C. grad is an M.O. in
the R.C.A.F.
Bern in Hampshire, England, he
came to Vancouver when he was
< i'-thr. After his early education
a'. Vaiicoiivt r College, he worked
as an accountant for three years,
an i ihen as a miner in the Yukon
for two years.
In 1937 lie came to Varsity, becoming a member of the Frosh executive. The following ycar he
was second year President in
Science, treasurer of the Newman
Club and a member of the famous
campaign Committee for the lowering of fees. He also made the
senior crew of the Rowing Club,
and was first vice-chairman of the
Northwest Newman Club Federation.
In his third year, he was secretary of S.M.U.S.. the rest of his
spare time he devoted to driving
a B.C. Electric bus. In his fourth
year, he was Junior Member of
Council, wherein he was largely
responsible for the Homecoming
This session he has been M.U.S.
President. At the end of April, h«
wound up his campus activities by
being a member of the organizing
committee of the A.S.M.E. convention.
After all this, he found a little
time  to follow  up his hobby  of
When asked if he were "engaged
or anything like that," Charlie replied cheerfully, "I'm afraid I
haven't had much time for that
Charlie leaves U.B.C. with the
feeling that this university has the
best system of student government
on tiio coii'.i.ii u; ami with the re-
grot tli.it students are apathetic to-
wanis the ve.y selection of the
courses they pay for.
He cites from his experience of
his own graduating class how the
professors arc grateful for constructive criticism and how students can with a little interest improve their studies.
Ever since he was a delegate to
tho ill-fated C.S.A. convention a
few years back, Charlie has appreciated more and more that "we
on this campus have a greater
comradeship than have other Canadian Universities.''
Further recognition of his work
on the campus is his initiation into
tho newly-formed Sigma Tau Chi.
Tlie best typical item we can find
to wind up this sketch of a busy
man is this: The morning we interviewed Charlie he had rushed
out to start the A.S.M.E. convention without having time to read
two letters from brother Sandy.
Modern construction demands the liberal use of
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merit for many years and is a B.C. Product.
British Columbia Cement
Co. Ltd.
Use CEMENT and conserve STEEL for National
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Thursday, May 14, 1942
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF - Archie Paton
EDITORS—Dinah  Reid  and  Jack  Ferry
ASSOCIATE EDITORS       Lionel Salt. John Scott
ASSISTANT  EDITORS     Lorna   McDiaimal.  Virginia
Hamuiitl.   Pi tea'   Runnant.   Hugh  Cooke.
SPORT.' EDITOR -- Bill Call.
ASSISTANTS -- Clunk Claridge. Art F.aion.
Published  by  Standard  Publishing Company   Ltd.
2182 West 41st Avenue.   Phone KErr. 1811.
Editor Speaks . .
Today we of the Graduating Class of
'42 are realizing a life-long ambition—the
ambition to equip ourselves with a university education to help us succeed in life. That
we can receive out; degrees today while the
world is in the throes of the worst turmoil
in its history is a privilege denied to thousands who four or five years ago entered
universities in other lands. It is a privilege
that carries with it heavy responsibilities.
Our first and foremost responsibility today is to the country which allowed us to
complete our education while others were
called from their work to serve in the armed
forces. Canada's statesmen, naturally looking to the universities for the leaders and
technically trained personnel essential for
the war's prosecution, urged us to continue
our studies. Now that we have finished, it
is our duty to offer ourselves with any qualifications we may have accumulated while
at university and assume that leadership—
not in any sense better, but as more fortunate, than our fellows.
Those men graduating as engineers owe
it to Canada to assume the responsibility of
leadership in the technical positions for
which they have been trained. Others must
assume the offices of responsibility which
the navy, army and airforce offer to men
on active service. The girls must be prepared to take over the leadership at home,
maintaining morale and so assisting those
in the actual battle lines. Every one of u.s
graduating today has his particular obligation which he must face before it i.s too late.
And just as the graduates have completed their academic training and are now
ready to take their places in active participation, so must those who are still undergraduates carry on until the day, when they,
too, will be ready to assume their full share
of the war effort. Until such time as the
authorities believe students to be more useful in the fighting forces than in university
preparing for the future, it is the undergraduate's responsibility to put the most
effort he can into that preparation, despite
distractions from the outside.
The many vacant places at Congregation
today are mute evidence that already some
of our classmates have shouldered their responsibilities. Before we can come back to
a peaceful Canada and make use of our university degrees in the way we had originally planned, we must ALL do our part AT
ONCE, establishing a new order for the
world. If we do not provide it, Hitler will.
Men who do not want to live like beasts
must make up their minds to live like men.
Students used to graduate into insurance iiffiees. and work on commission. This
year, they've been working on commissions,
so they won't have to graduate.
e Mummery
 By Eric "Jabez" Nicol	
• "HELLO'.' Hello? Is that Reverend McGoggle ... It i.s?
. . . Well this is Dill Jones calling Reverend McGoggle
. . . Yes. Jones ... I was wondering whether I could borrow your gown to graduate in? . . . Your gown, yot'.r gown —
you   know,   what  you   wear  when you  fool  the  people  .  .  .
ERIC NICOL ... He dood it.
Your surplus? Oh you're a little paunchy perhaps, but we
could take it in if . . . Oh, your surplice! No, I mean that
snappy, black number you wear ... No I'm not a member
of your congregation ... On Sundays? Well I'm usually
studying on Sundays you see . . . Yes, I know it's wrong
to work on Sundays but . . . Yes, but . . . Yes, I know
what Moses said about working on Sunday . . . But Reverend McGoggle, Moses didn't have to get a B.A. . . . Oh, you
don't think you can lend me your gown? . . . That's o.k. . . .
Well keep giving 'em hell, Reverend . . . Yeah, goodbye,
So much for religion, you mur-        •■■^i^^^^
mur viciously, crossing the Reverend  McGoggle  off your  Desperation   List.   You   try   another,   dissimilar field of endeavour.
"Hello? Hello, Maizie? . . . Hiya
Maizie! This is Bill! ... No, Bill
Jones . . . Bowen Island, remember? .. . No, I'm the guy you came
back with . . . Yeah, the fuzzy one.
How's your father? . . . Out again,
is he? Good. How's your mother?
... In again, eh? That's too bad
. . . Hit your father when he came
oui. did she? . . . Say, Maizie,
didn't you say you had a brother
who sang in a choir? . . . Yeah
. . . Well, d'ya think I could borrow his choir gown? ... To graduate in . . . Oh . . . Onlysix years
old, is he?. . . I didn't know you
had a brother that young Maizie
. . . No. nothing personal, Maizie
. . . Sure, we'll get together again
.sometime . . . Sure . . . O.k., G-
So much for redheads, you snarl,
feeling the hot breath of the graduation ceremony getting farther
down your neck.
Then, when you have nibbled
your nails almost down to the
knuckle.-; you discover that your
si.ster knows a gild whoro boyfriend's grandfather is a lawyer
who, with his colleagues, is leaving
thc bar to work as a rivetter at
You obtain this gentleman's
gown, put it on, look in the mirror, and shriek at what looks like
something that crawled out of a
Steinbeck novel. From the neck
down you are just a shower curtain that did not make good. It
is not until you see the rest of
the grads' gowns that you realize
that it is de trop, as they used to
say in the Paris sewers, for anyone to graduate in a gown that
either fits or has escaped the ravages of time, moths, tobacco juice
and other addenda.
A fe\y years ago a student went
up for his degree, in a snugly-fitted,
gleamingly clean gown and almost
caused an unpleasant scene. The
Chnnhellor. the President, the
Dean and the Registrar closed in
for a light huddle to discuss at
length the legality of such a costume. The procedure was entirely
unprecedented, and no comparable
case had ever appeared, to the
knowledge and memory of the
oldest Faculty member still awake.
They finally decided to tolerate
the breach of etiquette, although
the Chancellor was observed to
clip the offender very briskly with
his mortar-board, murmuring:
"I admit you confound it!"
Probably the only time a student
has ever been admitted for a degree by the back entrance.
Lining up to go into the Gymnasium is always an occasion for
some good, clean confusion, affording the professors an opportunity to swarm over you like
happy sheep-dogs, pushing around
those students that have annoyed
them for the last four or five years,
and generally creating a colorful
A nurse:-
Last, year I thought I had found
my place in line when one of the
young ladius turned to me and.
smiling a strange, humourless
smile,  asked:
"How ('id you make out in your
Nursing exams?"
"Well," 1 laughed, coughing modestly, "I didn't do too badly, although there were a couple ....
The next five minutes I spent
flapping up and down the line
looking for the B.A. contingent.
I tried to sneak into it but was
summarily ejected like an interloper hi a  movie theatre cue.
I attempted to find my alphabetical station
"What's your name, please?" I
asked a young lady standing approximately where I thought I
should  be,
.'he looked me up and down
curiously, then turned to a friend
next  io  her and   remarked  coolly:
"This guy doesn't need a sheepskin. Ik's already a wolf in sheep's
I finally jostled my way among
some initials 1 knew to be friendly.
even though their owners were
Hoc. All through the ceremony I
had a feeling I was being watched
by suspicious eyes, as though I
w* re something left over from
(Continued on  Page 10>
Valedictory » »
Valedictorian. Class of '12
T<> all cf us, I think, a valedictory embodies one thought—hail and farewell. But
because \w ail still living in an individual-
i.ii: wi.rid. every giaduale would wish me
lo "hail" some particular aspect of university liie. \Ve have all specialized, not only
in our courses, but in our extra-curricular
activities. We have all found some field of
endeavour which we consider particularly
worthy of praise. Perhaps by touching on
many such activities I could strike a note of
response among the majority here. Surely,
however, it would be more reasonable to .
laud the system whereby such diversity is
made possible.
Each of us has been happy during the '
last four or five years, because each of us
has been doing something personally interesting. U.B.C. has recognized individual differences, and has provided the wherewithal
to cope with them. She has not limited herself—and ourselves—to progress along one-
narrow channel. She has seen that in the
complex, modern world, use may be made
of all types.
She has let us go "our little ways",
schooled in the knowledge that only where
there is desire and motive can the best be
achieved, and confident that there is need
for all branches of specialization in an advancing culture. She hopes that by permitting varied participation she has helped us,
as human beings, to an understanding of
the art of living. The system has thus fostered not only the separate happiness of you ■
and I, but also a general, inclusive well-
It is only as a group that we can appreciate this, and, therefore, it is as a group
that we must express our gratitude.
Graduation is one of the few occasions
when the singularity of our pursuits is woven into fellowship. We have, now, a great
deal in common—we feel that we have been
through something together. There is a
sense of infinite relief that the exams are
over—the Fates have been cheated, we have
passed. The hair holding the sword above
our vulnerable heads held out. We are
pleased to be finished but sorry to go. We
wonder, patronizingly enough, what will be- »
como of the old place now that we are
And yet, this year, there Ls no shining 4
path to success awaiting us. We cannot go
forward, as the advertisements would have
us believe, wide-eyed and eager, with the
world at our feet. Our task is not an easy
one. We go to apply what we have learned
here in a world at war. And as we have the
opportunity, so must we now accept the responsibility. We have been especially prepared for effective combat. Our limited
practical knowledge and experience can be
no excuse for a lack of steadfastness and
courage. Indeed, the somewhat abstract
world of study should heighten these qualities within us.
You would not wish thus to become a
flag-waving petition. But all of you to whom
I have spoken have volunteered such an
opinion, and I should be ill-representing you
were I not to mention it.
So it i.s that we say good-bye—conscious
that freedom of outlook has been our privilege, and armoured by an awareness of our
inexperience. Gratitude for these days is
more easily felt than expressed. Our elders,
and betters, tell u.s that, looking back, these
will have been the happiest years. In any
case, we can say, I think, from our limited
perspective, that they have taught us where
to seek happiness. They have given us a
social and  educational groundwork.
Our hope is that we may prove to be
worthy of it. Thursday, May 14, 1942
Page Five
All Types
of Training
• VERNON, B.C.—Blessed with wonderful
weather, pleasing surroundings, and good food, the 1942
C.O.T.C. camp was an unexpected pleasure for over
700 khaki-clad grads and
Bearing out the belief of the
Nanaimo "Veterans" that the camp
was "330%" better than in '41, Col.
G. M. Shrum, O.C., commented:
"This Is the best camp we've
ever had and it's thc proper place
to have one. The size and nature
of the territory at our command
makes every type of training possible."
Arriving at noon on April 29,
the troops were soon ensconced
in their newly constructed quarters
which had been made ready by
the advance party, Then all ranks
entered into a full round of map
reading, bayonet fighting, gas
chamber courses, and field tactics.
And after getting their fill of
food well-prepared by an Active
Force cooking school, the boys had
plenty of energy left to enter into
"extra-curricular" activities in the
form of track meets and boxing
Tile Sunday before leaving their
well-organized training session,
several Varsity men contributed
their talents to a local Red Cross
variety show.
Situated at the north end of the
beautiful Okanagan Valley, thc
camp is just over a mile away
from a lovely lake, well-frequented by the college troops during
their off hours. Green fields and
hills stretch as far as the eye can
see and with the many apple orchards in bloom, it was as fine a
camp site as anyone could ask for.
Troops Leave Lectures, Get The Practical Side OF Training
Major "Johnny" MacLeod Outlines Objective and Tactics
A Second Looie Has Own View Of Things
•    DISTORTIONS   through   the   bottom   of   a   beer
glass.   .   .
Well I guess I just haven't any Royal blood in me
. . .. that's one thing the COTC camp confirmed my
Mis;>;tion of. That's a pretty drastic thing to admit
but it's best to face these things. You haven't forgotten tlu fairy talc 'I think that's how you spell fairy*
, . , anyway this princess, felt a pea through a pile of
20 feather beds which you mu.«,t admit i.s no slouch for
feel. Now you see why I don't have any roval blood
because, well, I did sleep up there and I didn't have
any 20 feather beds.
Nothing like a good shower to clear the icicles
out of your eyes, ears and mouth, so they say; of
course I wouldn't know, although yesterday another
fellow in the next shower nearly caught me with my
shower off. He screamed in the usual fashion when
the water hit him, whereupon I called him several
varieties of a sissy. He took offense as such hardy
individuals frequently do, climbed over the partition
and discovered my secret; no longer was I the hard
iest shower taker in the outfit. . . . My secret was uncovered. There I stood with the basin of hot water in
one hand and the wash cloth in the other, too over-
tome to remonstrate as he turned the shower on me.
Did you ever sec dust like talcum powder, and just
a,: intimate'.' They grow dust like that up at Vernon.
1 can't think what you eoul 1 do with dust like that
but there must be a future in it somewhere. There
is a tuie for dust like this but it cost* 25c a shot and
makes you unhealthy in the mornings. The cure is
sort of pleasant, though perhaps that's why they have
dust like that for a purpose after all.
Marching isn't so bad after your feet think your
nerve channels are suffering a blockade and quit
sending messages. Those ten minute breaks are of
course not designed to rest the nerve . . . how naive
, . . those rest periods, my gullible friends, are designed to restore the nerve channels and so to cut out all
chance that the feet might have any respite in numbness.. That, confidentially, is the reason the officers
after a halt pretend to be martyrs, as they keep walking around. They're not so dumb!
Train Ride
One Great
• WITH A RIOT of noise
and a minimum of confusion U.B.C.'s student army
pulled out of the C.N.R.
station on April 28, after following the old tradition of
kissing the girls goodbye.
With opportunities for a good
night's sleep strictly limited, the
men settled down to make the best
of what turned out to be a very
merry evening. Once out of the
station, they mingled freely from
car to car.
In short order sing-songs were
organized and spotted around the
train were a few quiet card games.
At 11:30 the lights in the cars
were turned off and everyone was
supposed to try and get some sleep.
Sleep? Ever try sleeping two to a
section on hard leather train seats?
On one car a corporal spent most
of his time alternately looking for
his great coat and swearing that
he was freezing to death. In the
morning two contented (and warm-
looking) cadets sneaked it back
into his section and then found it
for him.
Around five-thirty the next a.m.
many cadets saw a .sunrise for the
first time in yiars as they rolled
out slid gave up hope of getting
in. any shut-eye. Just about the
time it was getting warm out, we
hit our first streak of luck.
The two puffing locomotives
found it impossible to make one
of the grades with the full load so
they split the train in two and
hauled it up one at a time. While
the operation was taking place the
troops piled out and soaked up the
first of the warm Interior sunshine.
Around noon we hit our future
Resting, A Most Popular Activity
Time Out From Those Lovely Marches
Home Was Never Like This
A Typical
Day In Camp
of Corporal Robert Nelson
Murray's bugle floated over the
campsite at the more or less ungodly hour of 6:15 a.m., it was the
beginning of'another day in the
Some of Varsity's city dwellers
who never even realized that there
was such an hour found themselves
piling out from under their warm
blankets and climbing into shorts
and soft shoes. Yessir Pop, they
even make you take physical
training at that time in the morning, and for half an hour, too.
Then you can clean up your bed
and tent, (We may be potential
officers but we ain't got potential
Breakfast was served at 7:30, and
maybe you think we weren't ready
for it. Then until 8:45 we could
clean our rifles and shave, and
clean our boots, and polish our
buttons and clean our webb. Perhaps maybe we could also wash
up some socks and shorts.
From 8:45 until noon drill and
classes of instruction were held.
Noon 'til 1:30 was the lunch break.
Then 'til 4:110 a nice long walk
(Pick 'em up, whadda ya think this
h: u picnic'.') or perhaps tactics.
Then we were free, except of
course there was always some item
or another which could be cleaned,
or maybe you had fatigue and you
could work while the rest of the
camp rested.
Physical Fitness . . . Army Prerequisite
This Is No Laughing Matter
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Thursday, May 14, 1942
•  '42 Class Poem
By Harold Fargey, Class of '42 Poet
By Jack Margeson
BY A HILL in Ubangi land
(In deepest South Africa)
We silt there, the three of us,
Near the bank of a river
Completely surrounded
By a party whose number
Included the chief
(Im'bwali his name was)
And his several wives
And a host of his children
And a few of the curious
From a neighbouring village.
Brewing El Stuffo
WE HAD come on a mission
'Twas not of trading
Of  trinkets  for   ivory  or ebony
We had come to discover
The truth of the matter
For at Cape Town 'twas rumored
In  waterfront  dens
Til at Im'bwali had found
In a  far away nook
Of hi-, ancient   domain
A singula-  trie
A i-orl  of a  shrub
That  had Ira.is hut  no flowers
With   root,  but   no  leavi s
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Of the nearly extinct
El Stuffo tree.
WE ASKED old Im'bwali
Our  manner  mast  friendly
(We   offered   him   crackers   and
Which was hurridly gulped
By the curious few
From   the   neighbouring   village,
you  see
Does the bush really grow
In the dark jungle?
Does  it  smell  as sweet  as they
Is it really as potent
Aj: they lead you to believe
NO ANSWER he gave us
But raised high his spear
A mean looking thing with three
And we trembled a little
As we stood there before him
Like   an   amateur   getting   the
But before he could strike
Came a  cry  from  tho circle
And   a   woman   fell   flat   at   his
SHE CK1ED to her lord
To have  mercy  and goodness
And   to   spare   these   lone   men
Who  had   journeyed  so  far
Ciossel  deserts  and  rivers
In.  search  of  the  fabulous  tree.
And  it tinned out   that  this
Wis   his   favorite   wife
A -trad,  of Arts '.'iii.
From   the   very   ,-aiue   school
In tiie very •■iir.e land
A stud, nt  from  U.  B. C.
Old)   IM'UWALl'S   faei
A    i.aio'l   fi iendlier   mi- n
And  a toothy  grin grinned  he,
"Any  friend  of  the  wife
Is  a  fi iend of mini'
Come    spend    the    night    you're
We sat round  the log fire
While jungle drums Ixsit
And quaffed a few Georgia beer.
And the wife of Im'bwali
A sweet  innocent  thing
Told stories to her very dear.
HER ENGLISH was perfect
Her accent sublime
Her huge wooden discs very chic.
But the continual rattle
Of hard wood on wood
Annoyed   us   a   bit   when   she'd
We thought back to school days
To the place on the point
To the buildings and scenery so
And we laughed at old jokes
That professors had cracked
In hers as well as our time.
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• A SCIENCEMAN told me that during
examinations, he dreamt about incomplete formulas that floated up and down and
around in front of him, and also about log
books that were full of nothing but telephone numbers. But whether this is true of
all Sciencemen, and whether it is true at
other times than examination week, I doubt
very much.
Actually I can't seem to remember anything in
particular that I have learned after these four years.
Of course if someone should mention a name to me, or
ask some specifie question, there might be a vague
stirring in tho back of my head of some half-recollected half-forgotten fact. But it is queer what things
do stand out in the memory when the college chapter
in your life i.s over. First year brings to mind room-
wrecking. A lot of us freshmen lived at Union College, and room wrecking was developed to a fine art.
Sometimes the table or bed would collapse at the
slightest touch. Sometimes everything in the room
was taken apart and the different parts scattered.
Doors were locked and unlocked with case by one or
two that skilled at making tools out of coat hangers.
I remember being locked out of my own room for
the night and being locked in someone else's room
all night. Since the floors were of concrete, sometimes covered with tiles, often a large waste paper
basket full of water was tipped up outside someone's
door and mat and papers would come floating across
the floor of  the  room.
Tiie other thine that first year reminds me nf. is
arguments. They might start up in any room between
t\v'it pi ople, hut ,'umi another person would drift in,
anil anotlvr nut:! 'he loom was full. After midnight.
a. ''ow wi u'd le ve. Ini' u.-u.dly the argument went on
till one or f.-e i-'c! nk, and 1 renumber two that last-
e ' ' !'. ''• or. The -she it might be anything at iir.-t -
','■>. id ev !,'.•;. '':■'• p .liil'iv of war. al". or literature
h r    .1    ','   i i        '■■   ". .•:; ie:-   thi:■   from     the    s',,1 t'ng
|      :;'      nd   ■   "i    ■        1    '   of i 11 i.ng  up  ■ ■:!   re! ,ga ei
Th' ;    be ■      •       ■!!■■ :r,j. i, e   •■ ,,t Chi i "in , ,,   The
■.in.    A .
ere  t.miugn  our  ex-
u.-ed  t" iai: i v  down
town, having packed for the trip beforehand, and
spend a hectic afternoon Christmas shopping. At dinner time, we would meet in a cafe and sit at one
largo table especially arranged for us. Then we had
to hurry to catch the train and get seats in the one
comfortable and air-conditioned coach that the Kettle Valley Railway provides. No one bothered with
berth.!, but we *at up all night singing the Varsity
songs and a lot of others besides to the accompaniment, ei whatever instruments there were in the car.
Some year;', we had trumpets, saxaphones and accord-
ians. other years two or three violins. I remember
two sciencement teaching a cute little girl some of the
science songs. The trouble was they had to epurgate
a. few words and sentiments from the songs, and the
new versions didn't rhyme.
Of all the parties I went to, only a few crazy
things stand out. In first year,, all of us from Union
trooped over to a phone that wasn't a pay telephone
to tell the poor girls we got in the frosh draw that
we couldn't maka the party, A big strong chap was
along who used to carry two or three of us on his
back at a time (I was the third once), and always
drank six milkshakes at a time. Then one morning
about three. I remember scrambling up some crazy
tcwer up British Properties way to see the lights of
thc city. There was another party held away out
toward Port Moody, at which cars were rather scarce.
There were twelve in our car, and I was draped along
the narrow ledge by the back window.
Other recollections are rather confused—long summer;: working in hot and dusty industrial plants, long
series of lectures, some very interesting and others
very dull, club papers and discussions (what they
were about. I couldn't tell you now', musical evening.', concert.-', and all the lest. But who can forget
tiio.-e beautiful weeks when spring came so slowly
and gradually, when the (lowering trees blossomed,
may day.- followed one another for weeks
hey did n»t do this yiar'.' Who will forks down aiound 'he point thioiigh the
I1 '!:! the lniiilev.ird back to Sasamat.. or
i.i  thiwe  walks'.'    Seen  all   these  things
.aid. weiir, .-
' p. on h , a •
get the wa
wood', or ;
tile compan
will  oiilv   be  dreams.
Wl'i MliMK.Mni mil) Caf coffee
At  b'ndt rhi'i!'-.  place
And   Caf  .-.; eciah.   two-bits
While   they   la,'!.
And. the L.ihraiy  so crowded
Near April  the fir.-t
With everyone hoping to pass.
At   Tm'bwalis  lequest
We three sang a song
"Mr. Noah" the one we like most
And on further demand
We sang "Caviar"
Which shocked our most  dignified host.
And we told her of Stadium,
THUS WE gossiped and laughed
Over once happy days,
"Til  the  moon  fell  under  the
And a i rocodile snored
On  the  mud  flats  lxdow
He.-th ss and   ill  at  ease.
Commanded  Im'bwali
To a warrior black
"Bring  it without  delay."
And there in our dug-out
Its purple buds rolled
We saw it the very next day.
IT HAD fourteen buds
And three large roots
And a gorgeous hairy stem.
So great was our joy
As we paddled down stream
We offered a prayer — Amen.
For we were proud
As proud could be
Just think of the glory to U.B.C.
When we plant on the campus
For  ;dl  t > see
An actual living El Stuffo tree.
No More Of This
For Im'bwali
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Receive LL.D. Honoris Causa
•    The    GatepOSt        By Lionel Salt
L, Robertson
C. M. Fraser
Dr. Evelyn Farris
Ceremony Speaker
•    DR. EVELYN F.  FARRIS,  first  woman  in Canada to
be a member of a governing board of a university, i.s
the  principal  congregation  speaker  at   today's  Graduation
And  in recognition  c f her many ^^^^_^^^^^^^^M<a^^^^^^^
and  varied  services  on   the  board
since 1917, Mrs. Farris will be honoured by receipt of the degree of
LL.D.  (Honoris Causal.
The sam? degree will also be
conferred upon two professors
emeritus, Professor Lemuel Robertson, former head of the department of classics, and Dr. C. McLean Fra;er, former head of the
department of zoology.
Associated with the university
in various capacities since its inception, Prof. Robertson retired
last year.
After being director of the Nanaimo biological station for 11 years,
Dr. Fraser served as head of the
zoology department at U.B.C. for
20 years until his retirement in
986 Homer St.
Vancouver, B.C.
The Rivals'
Tours B.C.
For Charity
• ON TOUR May 21 to
May 29, the Players'
Club will take this year's
spring production, "The Rivals", to six centres throughout the Lower Mainland.
Following a more curtailed itinerary than usual, the travelling
thespians will visit Qualicum on
May 21; Powell River, May 22;
Gibson's Landing, May 23; New
Westminster, May 26; Britannia
Beach, May 27; and Chilliwack,
May 29.
Again, this year, the war work
of these communities will benefit
from the efforts of the club. The
profit from each performance is to
be turned over to the local Red
Crass or other war charity.
Accompanying the members of
the cast on the tour will be the director, Mr. Sam Payne, Mrs. Spencer Caldwell, and Don Newson,
who will handle properties and
stage arrangements.
Members of the cast include Doreen Dougan, Arthur Hill, Shirley
Kerr, Lister Sinclair, Foster Isher-
wco:l, Mary Buckerfleld, Eleanor
Atkins, John Seyer, Norman Camp-
hell. Ronald He:d, Tom Mayne. and
Peter McGeer.
in charge of plans for the tour
i:: Lester Sugarman, vice-president ot the club for the past ycar.
•   NEWS of the dcatli of Lionel
Hawels which occurred recently in Vancouver was received with
regret In University circles.
A member of the staff of thc
University Library from 1918 to
1930, Mr. Hawels is remembered by
many former students as thc
founder of thc Arts and Letters
Compliments of
Telephone FAir. 2202 Vancouver 2218 Main St.
• SO THIS is my obituary—the tombstone
on my collegiate journalistic career, such
as it is. and I'm to make the most of it. My
last Ubyssey assignment: "Tell 'em about
your four years at U.B.C".
Oh, sure, a cinch!
For four years, now, I've travelled out to
Varsity, made a quick dash from the bus-stop to
the Pub Office—and stayed there all day,with sudden
forays to the Caf. and the occasional stop-over in a
lecture room, In four years. I've discovered that you
get out of University just what you put into it. The
result:  no degree.
Yah, that fellow over in the Auditorium building didn't have to figure out how to put my name
into Latin, but I got memories, plenty of them, and
that's something you can take with you.
I remember sneaking into an assistant's office
once with an essay that was somewhat over-due, as
most of my essays were. The office was empty, so
while depositing my opus I chanced to see a copy of
the Ubyssey masthead pinned ti> the wall. The "masthead" i.s the list of editors and reporters we print
in tvery  issue.
Faculty Feud
Two weeks later, when I went back to collect
the c.isay. my name was underline:! on the masthead,
and my essay was marked "too journalistic". I think
that marked the beginning of my feud with the
faculty. I've got some ether, vivid memories associated, with my informal approach to learning; discussions with John Creighton in freshman English,
my struggle with Modern Languages department over
French 2 i Dorwin Baird and I share the Pub record
of three attempts without success).
Most of my memories, however, are tied up
with the Ubyssey. and the people who. for the past
four years, were associated with its publication.
People like Orme Dier. Johnny Garret, Ozzie Durkin,
Pierre Berton. and Bill Grand—oh, the list Ls endless.
Take Garrett as an example: I had my first glass of
beer with John. It was across the line, just outside
Bellingham. He, Doug Watt, and I had made the
trip in Garrett's car.
Through John. I made the acquaintance of a
place called Mammy's Chicken Inn, a little negro
eatery off Main Street, and Earl. Earl was the piano
player there, an emaciated, thin-thatched darky, who
played rag-time music and drank straight liquor-
when his wife wasn't looking.
Earl died last summer—he was gassed in the
last war, and had weak lungs. He'd seen a lot of
life—the wrong kind I guess—but I learned a lot
from him. I still go there occasionally, but without
Earl the place isn't the same.
Then there was that hole-in-the-wall cafe on
Pender Street where we used to eat when the paper
was being published clown town, and the waitress
wiili husband trouble who would recount her latest
experiences while serving the soup. And the plans
we laid there for setting up a new Utopia, led by
Les Pronger (now in the Army). I wanted to shoot
all people over 60 years of age who couldn't support
themselves that year.
We put out a special edition of the paper
when Brock Hall opened, and I remember how Garret,
Bill Backman sat on the floor of the Pub's new office
in the building, with lumber and shavings all around
us, and planned just where we'd put the "U-dcsk".
(We still haven't got it).
I still remember the feeling I experienced the
firs! time I took copy into the Sun sports office, and
the thrill I got from seeing it in the paper the next
day—and with a by-line.
We Three
And I'll never forget the nights Bill Grand,
Pierre Berton, and I had together.
Nor will I forget the night I sneaked Bill out
of the News Herald office and we went to the YMCA
to watch the inter-fraternity swimming meet. We
beetled back to the Herald about twelve planning
to laugh at Pierre Berton. who, as city editor, should
be up to his neck in work.
Pierre wa.s there, all right, and he was rapidly
swallowing copy paper, and breaking typewriters.
While Bill, their only cameraman had been gone,
there had been a murder (that Japanese case), a
suicide ofT Granville Bridge,  and a  fire.
And then there's the Totem, and the hours
I've spent in the dark room, waiting for the photographer to develop negatives, cursing with him when
they didn't turn out. And the hours spent with
Harold Kent and Betty Quick down at the engravers,
sweating over the darn book.
Not Big Time
Nothing very pedagogic about my collection
of memories, considering the fact that they are wrapped up in  four year's attendance at a University.
Something happened last month to crystalue
these recollections in my mind. Along with four
million other Canadians, I went to the polls and
voted on the man-power plebiscite. The result of
that vote is indicative of total conscription, so I can
look back on my four best years (they always are).
Better than that, I'm going to take them with me,
and I'm going to talk about U.B.C. everywhere I go.
I'm going to "plug" my Alma Mater unceasingly, and donate half of my first million to it, and
wear my Pub pin. and smoke the pipe they gave
me, and play boogie woogie records, and read good
books, and some day I'm going to come back at
Homecoming and listen to the same professors give
the same lectures—and I'll love it.
So this Ls "thirty", and I don't want to use it.
• RECOGNIZING that many
Freshmen ask for refunds because they do not realize the value
of their Student Pass, the Student
Council has set up a committee of
three to publicize the Pass System
to newcomers.
These three, Treasurer Arvid
Backman, W.U.S. President Mary
Mulvin, and M.U.S. President John
Carson, will also revise the distribution and printing of the passes,
which they hope to have in the
hands of all students by October 31.
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Thursday, May 14, 1942
1937-42.. Complete Turnover In UBCs Campus Life
From Gold
And Blue
To Khaki
• U. B, C. IS a young university,
possessing that quality which
marks youth: that of getting things
done in a hurry. The last five
years of its history have seen
changes on the campus so radical
as to match the quickening movement of world events. Traditions
have fallen at U. B, C, and new
ones established, just as kingdoms
have fallen in Europe, and new
ones created.
For three of the last five years,
changes at U. B. C. were effected
with little thought to world history. The changes of the last two
years can be directly attributed to
the world war.
1937 • 38
Tho first of our five years, 1937-
38, saw the threatening shadows of
a grave problem unite to form an
ominous storm cloud over the
heads of returning U. B. C. students. So great was the enrollment
this year, that the facilities of the
University, which was constructed
to house a mere 1500 undergraduates, seemed to be taxed beyond
limits of endurance.
Said President L. S. Klink in his
welcoming address to freshmen:
"The present state of overcrowding
at the University of B. C. can produce either a further decline in
the standards that have gained so
favourable a reputation for the
University, or else a further limitation in numbers." Once again the
President's report to the Provincial legislature stressed the need
for more and better accommodation.
And in the midst of this pressing problem, students of the session   1937-38  gathered  one  sunny
One U.B.C. Hi9hlight For 1937-42
Overcrowding in Science Lab, 1938-39
October afternoon to hear a former
member of the faculty, Dr. G. M.
Weir, minister for Education, declare the student-built Stadium
officially open.
Students had lony tired of waiting for their government to act.
Years before, aware of the acute
need for an athletic stadium and
groomed playing fields, they had
scrimped and saved, begged and
borrowed money to erect such an
Tho stadium cost the students
of U. B. C. $40,000, and the 1942
graduating class, as well as graduating classes to come, would do
well to remember the words of
Jay Goud, president on that historic day: "The new stadium is a
monument in concrete and steel
to the foresight and courage of the
undergraduates of the University,"
Debating history was made this
year,   too,   for   a   team   of   four
Use 4X Quality Bread and Cakes
Good Luck To The
Men In Service
Boyles Bros. Drilling Co.
Diamond Drilling Contractors and Manufacturers
brought U. B. C. its first victory
in Western Canada Inter-collegiate
debating. Responsible for bringing
the McGoun Cup to the Library
trophy case were Morris Belkin,
Struan Robertson. Harold Rome,
and Alec MacDonald.
Overcrowding, however, remained the dominant issue on the U.B.
C. campus, and the foreshadowing
of the President's words in September, became fact, in January,
1938, when the Board of Governors
despairing of government aid to
their problem took the matter in
their own hands.
The January 25 issue of the
Ubyssey told the story in stark
headline9-"TUrnON FEES TO BE
RAISED." Students gaped, then
gasped. Already, U. B. C. students,
80% of whom earn their tuition
fees in summer employment, bent
under the burden of excess fees.
Now, with overcrowding too acute
to be tolerated, the University
sought to allieviate it by raising
the  tuition  fees.
Students developed strong feelings on the matter, felt that blame
was to be laid on the doorstep of
the Provincial legislature which,
in their mind, had done nothing
toward alleviating conditions.
In an Alma Mater meeting, one
fiery student advocated a walkout strike, but majority of student
opinion favoured a comprehensive
program of publicity to show the
people of B. C. the need for increased facilities.
David Carey, president of Students' Council in 1937-38, travelled
to Victoria to interview the Premier. Said Carey, after the interview: "He gave me his sympathy,
and that was all."
1938 - 39
But it wasn't all, as far as U. B.
C. students were concerned, and
those returning to thc campus the
following term, found that their
committee men had busied themselves through the summer months,
publicizing the needs of the University. Ten men, Carson MeGuire,
Morris Belkin, Dorwin Baird,
Kemp Edmonds, John Bird, Paul
Paine, David Carey, Edward Dish-
ei\ Malcolm Brown, Robert Smith,
Milton Owen, and Kenneth Beck-
i'tt presented to the students of
1938-39 their report.
It announced failure to achieve
rescinding of the increase in fees,
but told of success in having removed the threat of limited registration. Freshman students of 1938
knew of this threat, for many of
them had rushed straight from
high school graduation to register
at the University, fearing that the
government would move, as had
been threatened, to put a ceiling
in  registration numbers.
Something else was achieved
during that first Alma Mater meet
ing of 1938, when the undergraduates unanimously adopted the
committee's plan to float an
$80,000 bond issue to provide for
the erection of a student union
They built Brock Hall by themselves, voting in October 1938 to
pay an additional three dollars
each year to retire the bond debt.
And they heard the committee
tell of how they had been partly
responsible for getting the provincial government to increase the
University grant by $25,000.00.
In athletics, the Canadian football squad stole the limelight traditionally held by the English
rugby team, by trouncing Alberta
once and Saskatchewan three
times to win the coveted Hardy
Cup The English ruggermen retained possession of the Miller
Cup, winning 12 of their 14
scheduled games, but lost McKechnie Cup play-downs. The Victoria
invasion saw 300 students return
with the goal posts of MacDonald
Park, exhuberation which cost
them $29.00. An indication of the
growing faculty spirit of Agriculture was manifested in the advent
of the  Aggie sweater.
1939 - 40
September, 1939, the beginning
of the third term in our survey,
saw students return to find construction on Brock Hall well under way.
Tho war had little effect on
campus life this year. True, enlistments in the C. O. T. C. soared
to unprecedented heights (500)
but military training remained
still voluntary. The President declared that U. B. C. was prepared to turn over every facility
at its command to the war effort.
Some students left to join the
active ranks—but the war was still
too far away to influence day-today life.
The fraternities united to stage
an all-University stag smoker,
which had wide repercussions due
to the irrepressible tendency of the
performers to emulate Bernarr
Soft-spoken Geoffrey Rlddehough
started a minor revolution among
co-eds when he Innocently remarked to a reporter about the
way U. B. C. co-eds "waddled"
when they walked, and was told
by thc women to pay more attention to his Greek and less to the
way they walked.
Not so minor was the fracas between Council and the C. S. A.
which resulted when a national
assembly of C. S. A. members
opposed conscription. Suspension
followed, and a three hour Alma
Mater meeting was held in which
the Council action was vindicated
by a vote of 359-288.
Varsity Canadian footballers climaxed their best season in history
with a win over Victoria, their
tenth successive win of the year,
to take possession of the Lipton
and Seaforth trophies, and retain
the Hardy Cup with two wins from
Big event of the year 19:19-40.
though, came in January when
Lieut.-Gov. E. W. Hamber declared Brock Hall officially open. To
commemorate the historic day, the
Ubyssey, which had been using its
new offices in tho building for
over a month previous, brought
forth a 20-page edition,  in colour.
There was no denying the war
in the September of 1940, however,
and the University officially went
on a war basis, organizing every
faculty to help speed the victory.
University officials adopted compulsory military training, and students threw themselves into the
task of miutary manoeuvres with
the zeal they had latterly displayed in campaigning for reduction
of fees and more buildings. More
than 100 students did not return to
this, our fourth year, having previously joined the active forces.
For the second successive year
students waived their caution
money, donated it to the Canadian
Red Cross. The Players Club rais-
ed $350.00 by re-staging Jane
Austen's "Pride and Prejudice",
and the fraternities and sororities,
showing the efficacy of a united
effort, raised over $2,000 by means
of a gigantic Red Cross Ball. Coeds  sponsored   self-denial  days.
Tha campus was shocked by the
news of the death of Howie Mc-
Phee, one of the University's most
popular graduates, who had played
on Varsity "wonder teams", and
raced at the Berlin Olympics.
The basketball team, after four
years of Inaction, came back to the
fore In campus athletics, by winning the Dominion Championships
In fourteen straight games.
And campus government underwent another trial by ordeal when
charges of "incompetence" levelled at the Student Council resulted
in the resignation of Sutherland
Horn, A.M.S. accountant for ten
years, and the holding of a stormy
three-hour Alma Mater meeting,
at which much mud was thrown,
little accomplished.
The final year of our survey,
that through which we have just
passed, saw students adopt an intensified program of raising money
for war charity, of doubling their
efforts in military trebling, and
ended with many students receiving their degrees "in absentia" because of their having left, before
Convocation, to join the active
services, or take posts In vital war
Returning to the campus in September, 1941, students found yet
another building under construction, another building which they
had financed. The Armoury wu
constructed by money contributed
by students since 1928, now houses
the wartime strength of the
Taking their lead from the success of the Red Cross Ball, students
organized an all - campus War
Board to correlate all activities
dedicated to raising money for war
charity. The result was the staging of the Mile of Pennies Drive,
which netted $550.00 for the Kinsmen's Milk for Britain Fund, the
collecting of money to purchase
six $50 war bonds, the raising of
funds for refugee students, and
many other charity events.
Air Raid sirens were established
on thc campus, and a successful
test air raid called with professors
acting as wardens. Announcement
was made by thc government of
their plan, whereby students leaving University, would be allowed
to finish their education after the
war free of charge, and an allocation of $0,000.00 to aid worthy Applied Sciensc students finish their
training which would be vital to
the nation's war plan.
Boh Morris". Arvid Backman,
Arthur Fouks, and Bob Bonnet-
again brought the McGoun Cup to
Varsity, defeating Prairie debaters
to score a clean sweep of thc inter-collegiate event. The Totem,
campus yearbook, won the coveted Ail-American award.
This, then, is Five Years at
U.B.C. Graduates, who stood before Chancellor McKechnie to receive their degree would do well
to cross their fingers, and earnestly pray that future students are
given an equal chance to make
history on the "most beautiful
campus in the world". Thursday, May 14, 1942
Page Nine
Class of '42 Has Seen World Burst Into Flames
Out Of A
Into A War
By  F.  H.  SOWARD
• THE PAST decade has
been a difficult period
for students either entering
or leaving college. It would
not be too much to say that
no class in the history of our
university has lived through
more tremendous or earth-
shaking events than the
graduates of '42. For proof
of this sweeping assertion a
glance at September and
May of each academic year
in their history should be
sufficient. Let us begin with
September, 1937 when this
year's graduates in Appiled
Science first appeared on the
campus—as Arts men.
There were ominous rumblings
and crackings under the stresses
and strains of power politics but
Canada seemed far away from
danger. Even defense estimates of
less than $40,000,000 had produced
a heated debate in Parliament before their adoption. Scrutinized
more closely the international
scene appeared less reassuring.
One free people had already become a victim of Fascism. They
were the Abyssinians whose sad-
eyed emperor had prophetically
warned Geneva in 1936 that the
problem was a far wider one than
the situation created by Italy's aggression. "It is a choice between
the principle of equality of States
and the imposition upon small
powers of the bonds of vassalage.
In a word it is international morality that is at stake." But Abyssinia was far away and many hoped that Italy might really perform
her self-styled civilizing mission
in a backward country. Closer at
hand tiie flames of civil war were
rising ever higher in Spain as the'
followers of General Franco attacked the Spanish republic.
This threat to peace had been
met by a new device of "non-intervention" an Anglo-French invention which deprived the legal governor of access to sorely needed
arms but failed to keep Italy and
Germany from aiding Franco ?nd
using Spain as a testing ground
for new weapons of death. Thc
USSR, further from the scenes and
distracted by its domestic purges,
gave less help to the Spanish republicans but Communists the
world over pleaded for a people's
front against war and Fascism. The
ono successful effort to check the
cynical evasion of non-intervention
had just been launched by the
British Foreign Secretary, Mr.
Eden, who had organized an in
ternational patrol at Nyon to stop
"pirate" submarines from interfering with normal trade with Spain.
Mote normal was the attitude of
his leader. Prime Minister Chamberlain, who had just inaugurate 1
a policy, later to be known as
appeasement, rooted in the honest
conviction that British relations
with Germany and Italy might be
"firmly established upon a basis
of mutual friendship and understanding which should not in our
view be affected by difference in
methods of internal administration." Not until three years later
was Hitler to admit the true situation when he said "There are two
worlds which stand opposed to
each other. Others arc right when
they say with their world we cannot  reconcile  ourselves."    But   in
This Is The Present . . . This Is War
—Province Photo.
Nazi Troops on the Russian Front
the fall of 1937 he made plans for
Lord Halifax to be invited for an
unofficial visit to Berlin and entertained his great and good
friend Mussolini in a round of
banquets and reviews which heralded the consolidation of the Berlin-Rome axis.
Berlin and Rome had friends on
another continent. In November,
Germany, Italy and Japan were
united in an anti-Communist pact
which concealed under a red
smokescreen plans for world domination. Japan was already deep
Into her "China Incident" as she
persisted in calling it. To the hapless inhabitants of Canton, the first
to suffer from a mass bombing attack from the air, it had all the
earmarks of ruthless war. To the
brutal Japanese challenge, Marshal
Chiang Kai Shek answered simply
"I am determined to lead thc Chinese nation in a fight to the last
man." His people's courage
aroused sympathy in the United
States but the Americans were not
yet ready to aid in "quarantining"
the aggressors as President Roosevelt had tentatively hinted in his
famous Chicago speech. Where
the United States would not go the
British Empire was not prepared
to act. so both powers offered their
services as mediators between China and Japan. For some time
their hearts were to go out
to China and their key raw materials for  war to Japan,
By May, 1938. with thc end of
this first college year, the skies
had darkened over Europe. Geneva was helpless as Barcelona was
mercilessly hombed, and Germany
formally recognized the Japanese
puppet state of Manchukuo. Miller an 1 Mussolini had met again,
this time in Rome to discuss the
situation created by the recent
German coup in annexing Austria
amid feeble protests from the democracies. With this move Italy
was even more the junior partner
in thc firm and the western part of
Czechoslovakia was surrounded on
three sides by Nazi  territory.
In London, where Mr. Eden had
left office in disagreement with
the appeasement policy, Konrad
Henlcin, Hitler's "Charlie McCarthy" among the Sudeten Germans,
was telling a touching story about
his loyalty to the Czech republic
if only its methods of governing
the three million odd Sudetens
were altered. The time had not
yet come for him to throw off the
mask. Meanwhile in Paris the
French Minister of Marine optimistically told the Chamber of
Deputies that in 1942 the fleet
would be 50,000 tons stronger than
the Italian and 100,000 stronger
than the German. On the opposition benches Pierre Laval listened
In silence. While French parliamentarians were being encouraged
their British confreres were defeating a Liberal vote of censure
on the Ministry of Air's handling
of the R.A.F. A few days later its
Minister resigned, a tacit admission that all was not well.
That distracted indecisiveness
still governed the affairs of the
democracies was apparent when
the freshmen of Arts and Agriculture '42 entered college. In their
first week of lectures Mr. Chamberlain paid his second visit to
Germany to learn there to his
discomfiture that the terms which
Hitler wanted from the unhappy
Czechs already exceeded those outlined at their first conference. The
Teutonic Oliver Twist tried to
sweeten the pill by declaring that
these were his last territorial demands upoit Europe and that once
he had the Sudetenland he wanted no more Czechs.
In Geneva Maxim Lit-
vinolr, Soviet Commissar of Foreign Affairs, saw tho possibility of
collective action against an aggressor vanishing before his eyes and
formally disavowed his country's
responsibility for the events about
to take place. Then came the
Munich conference, the sacrifice of
the Czechs in the hope of "peace
in our time," while some like Leon
Blum, the ex-French Prime Minister, admitted they were divided
between a sense of relief and
shame. Those in England like Mr.
Churchill, who declared that Britain had suffered a tremendous
diplomatic defeat, were branded by
Doctor Goebbels as war  mongers.
When lectures ended in that academic year of 1938-39 the European powers were not far from the
abyss of war. The insatiable Nazis
had swallowed up the rest of the
Czech lands in March with the new
cry of "Lebensraum" and in reply Mr. Chamberlain launched
what he described as a tremendous
reversal of policy. Poland became
the ally of Britain and Franco and
appeasement had ceased. In Paris,
Premier Daladier was assuring the
world and himself that "neither
force nor ruse can achieve anything against France." An Anglo-
French military mission was soon
to go to Moscow. But the USSR
was withdrawing into hard-boiled
isolation, dropping Mr. Litvinoffai
its Commissar of Foreign Affairs
and provoking anxious speculation
everywhere. In Berlin the French
ambassador was writing home a
grave warning. "One of these
days you will know something is
going on over there. It may be we
shall soon witness the Fourth Partition of Poland."
That shrewd prophecy was to
come true before the academic
ycar 1939-40 had gone very far.
True to their word Britain and
France stood by Poland in her
hour of doom in September but at
a distance. Their ships dared not
enter the Baltic sea, their planes
were too few and their armed
forces either entered the protective defenses of the Maginot line or
faced a German West Wall which
blocked entry into the Rhineland.
To the strains of Chopin waltzes
the Warsaw radio went off the air
into the silence of captivity while
German and Russian troops divided Eastern Poland. Canada had
made its separate declaration of
war on Germany. The first Canadian contingent was soon to proceed overseas, the R.A.F. dropped
pamphlets on Germany, the United
States amended its neutrality laws
so as to sell for cash on the barrelhead munitions and planes but
the Western front remained curiously immobile.
Fools talked of a "phoney war"
but wise men wondered what was
behind the suspicious German passivity. They were to get their first
hint just as the 1939-40 term ended
when the Nazis pounced on Denmark and Norway in a stroke of
audacity that justified the heavy
naval losses incurred. A month
later as the graduates came out of
tho Convocation dinner on May 9
newspaper extras told in flaming
headlines of the invasion of Belgium and Holland. The war in
the West had really begun and the
new British Prime Minister sombrely promised his countrymen
"blood, toil, tears and sweat."
Magnificently his countrymen rose
to the challenge and before the
month was out had rescued their
soldiers from the sand-dunes of
When college reopened in the
fall of 1940 the Battle of Britain
was at its peak. The Luftwaffe had
lost 185 planes on September 15
and. w'ere to lose 133 twelve days
later. The poor of the borough of
Poplar like the Royal family in
Buckingham Palace had sulTered
from the first heavy bombing raids
but London had already proved
that it could "take it". The reverberations of the fall of France
were still echoing around the
world. The USSR had strengthened its outer defenses at the expense
of Rumania and thc Baltic st-ites.
In Spain, Falangists made anti-
British demonstrations and shouted demands for the return of Gibraltar. Japanese militarists compelled Britain to close the Burma
road for three months to further
a "peaceful" settlement with China and openly aligned their country with Italy and Germany in the
Tripartite Pact of September, 1940,
Only in the west was the sky
bright for embattled Britain. The
Canadian - American Permanent
Joint Defense Board set up under
the Ogdensburg agreement, the
despatch of "surplus" American
military equipment to Britain, the
transfer of fifty over-age destroyers in exchange for long term
leases on British naval bases were
gestures of encouragement from
Uncle Sam to John Bull and his
family of immense value.
When the class of '41 left college
in May another spring campaign
was at its peak, Two more nations
had been crushed by the German
Juggernaut, Yugo-Slavia and
Greece. The first battle fought by
air-borne troops descending upon
an island, the Battle of Crete, was
soon to flare up in all its fury. The
U-boats were taking their heaviest
toll of shipping since 1917 while
the Bismarck, newest monster of
the deep was on the rampage in
north Atlantic waters. Although
Italy was still at war her prestige
had been shattered beyond redemption in Greece and Libya and
her empire was a thing of rags and
patches. But in the sands of Libya as in the snows of Norway,
Nazi troops had proved themselves
cunning fighters, regaining under
General Rommel all that General
Wavell had captured in North
By September when the class of
'42 was in its senior year, the sky
was still overcast but a little less
gloomy.    The dogged Russian resistance was   upsetting   all   Nazi
calculations     despite      persistent
claims that the Soviet armies had
been   annihilated.    The   Atlantic
Charter was the first hint of the
brave new world which the United
■States would be willing to support
even though that document spoke
of the Anal destruction   of   Nazi
tyranny at a time when the United
States was nominally a neutral. Aj
Japan prowled restlessly hi southeastern Asia, to some extent reassured by her pact of   neutrality
with the USSR, warnings from Britain and the United States became
more blunt.   Few   expected   that
the Japanese reply to them at the
end of the year would be so audacious or so effective in its opening
And now graduation is here. Another offensive is due from Nazi
war lords but there are puzzling
delays and vague hints of internal
disaffection which Der Feuhrer
must punish as he chooses, as if he
had not always done so. Only Japan
is, in Mr. Churchill's vivid phrase
"successfully making hell while
the sun shines." From indomitable Soviet Russia come shouts of
defiance to the Nazi legions, forcible hints to the Allies that risks
must be taken in creating offensive operations against Germany
wherever possible, and grim vows
to cleanse Russian soil of German
barbarism. From the United States
comes word that war production is
"over the hump" and the promise
that America will win the peace
as well as the war. In the skies ot
Western Europe the R.A.F. travels
by day and by night systematically blasting invasion ports, submarine ba.ses, munitions plants and
aeroplane factories. In retaliation
the Luftwaffe finds solace in bombing cathedral towns like York, Exeter, and Norwich, the wanton
action   of   a   baffled   bully.
Danger lies before and behind us
but courage, constancy and comradeship will yet cleanse this
world of ihe foul cruelties which
have become commonplaces to the
unfortunates under Nazi domination. In that task the graduates of
'42, like their predecessors, will
play their part. Page Ten
Thursday, May 14, 1942
ASME Delegates Gather Here;
Discuss Mutual War Problems
•    U.B.C. WAS HOST April 27 and 28 to t ho American Society of Mechanical Engineers
at the tenth annual conference of the Pac ific  Northwest Branches held  in Vancouver.
Mutual problems related to the war were fe atured. '
Attended by students from Montana S tate College, the University of Idaho, University of Washington, Oregon State College, Wa shington State College, and U.B.C, the conference began with an inspection of the Univ ersity's Mechanical Laboratory.
The first technical session, held
in Brock Hall, featured papers by
Sid Rooney, U.B.C; R. Landon,
Washington State; and E. DeKon-
ing, Oregon State. The conference
then adjourned for luncheon at
which Dean J. N, Finlayson of
U.B.C. gave the reception address.
Tho second technical session,
held that afternoon, consisted of
papers given by R. Kennemer,
Idaho; J. W. Tarbox, U.B.C; and
P.  Koch,  Montana   State.
Tho third technical session, held
later In the afternoon, featured
papers by C. DeHnven, Oregon;
G. H. Beckwlth, Washington; anil
J.  B.  Annin,  Montana  State.
That evening W. H. Hill, vice-
president of the Association of
Professional Engineers of British
Columbia and W. O. Scott of thc
Dominion Bridge Co. spoke to the
conference. Then Professor E. O.
Eastwood, of the University of
Washington, representing the pres-
Speaks To A.S.M.E.
H. J. McLsod
iclcnt   of   the   A.S.M.E.,   presented
the awards.
F. D. Reynolds of U. of Wash,
won the $50 first prize, Clark De-
Haven of O.S.C. won the Moond
prize of $30, Gilbert Beckwith of
U. of Wash, won the third prize
of $15, Peter Koch of Montana
State College won the fourth prize
of $10, and Sid Rooney of U.B.C.
won the fifth prize of $5.
The next day, field trips were
made to the B.C. Sugar Refinery,
the West Coast Shipyards, and thc
British Columbia Plywoods plant.
At noon. Dr. H. J. MacLeod, head
of the department of Mechanical
and Electrical Engineering at
U.B.C,  spoke to the conference.
Handling the arrangements for
the conference were C W. Nash,
S. C Rooney. H. M. Curran, P. H.
Nasmyth. J. W. Tarbox. D. G
Carlyle. W. H. Goodwin, W. R.
Hunt and J. D. Logan.
The Mummery
(Continued from Page 4)
During the ceremony you learn
why they call it Commencement
Day. After years of sheltered academic life, the graduate is going
into a world of hard knocks, a
world of chaos, a world of suf
This is brought home to the student very forcefully by the Congregation Address.
The conferring of the degrees is
always exciting, however. As they
called the names closer and closer
to mine, my heart and my stomach
both tried to get into my mouth
at the same time and I would have
choked if my liver had not come
up from behind to kick them both
through. The girl next to me had
prepared herself for the emotional
crisis, though. She was chewing
her orchid corsage nervously, of
course, but she had, I thought,
shown considerable foresight in
bringing along some salt with
which to flavour it.
When you go up to receive your
diploma, you have a horrible feeling that your father is going to
put his fingers in his mouth and
whistle. This possibility is drowned out, however, by the great
round of applause you draw from
thc professors. This applause explains another reason why they call
it Commencement Day; for with
your departure, life commences a-
new for the Faculty, and it Ls only
too willing to palm you out of
tho academic arena, bloody but
Last ycar, for instance, I was
somewhat disconcerted to see the
Department of Modern Languages
applaud me with tremendous enthusiasm, shaking hands all round,
and joyfully whipping a Cassell's
English - French, French - English
dictionary around the infield. I
; Iso noticed the Department of
Zoology congratulating itself,
which I could not understand, as
I have never had anything to do
with,  the Department  of Zoology.
I found out later that that was
the reason.
But the ceremony really reaches
it;: climax when the Chancellor
"cap:,'' yon. A few years ago a
science graduate, who had evidently imbibed a trifle too much
of    science's    extremely    effective
substitute for blood, knelt down
to be capped, apparently in the
belief that he was being knighted.
For he lurched to his feet, shouting hoarsely:
"God shave good Queen Besh!
Who'.sh with me for finding a new
route to India?"
And he stumbled off in the di-
lection of Calcutta, much to the
delight of the Chancellor.
Then last year there were also
the C.O.T.C. men who had just
returned from two weeks' gruelling camp life, with no sleep the
night before graduation. When the
President hung the hood around
one cadet's neck, the lad just stared at him blearily, teetering unsteadily, and mumbled:
"What are they hanging me for,
When the ceremony is all over,
you are left with many pleasant
memories, a hood, a diploma, and
a red mark across your posterior
where you have been sitting all
afternoon. The last will gradually
die away. The hcod will inevitably become a comfortable rest
home and sanctuary for tired
moths in your bottom drawer. And
thc sheepskin will be framed by
your loving parents and hung upon the wall.
Then you will meet some charming girl and you will he framed
by her loving parents. Marriage
will develop. Reproduction will
set in. And the first thing you
know the old diploma will be hauled down to be replaced by chubby
and indecent phot as of Junior at
thc ago of six, nine, twelve, and
eighteen months. As always, the
naked forces of nature ("isn't he
cute?"), make you strike the standard of high culture, ("oh, that
old thing!").
Thus you are left with only those
pleasant memories, which can be
brought out and dusted off without your having to fight through
several strata of old shirts, fishing
tackle, badminton nets, etc.
But don't forget to keep those
memories handy, chillun, for that
first peace - time Homecoming!
We'll show them young whipper-
snappers a thing or two, by gum,
when it comes to cuttin' a rug, as
we used to say in the good old
Class of '42! Eh?
G'bye now. and the very best of
luck to you from
Fifty Men
Lack Hours
..No Marks
• FIFTY MEN, lacking the
required number of
hours training during the
regular session on the campus, will have to have made
up this time if they wish to
receive their marks, according to Registrar Charles B.
The Orderly Room has turned
these names in to Administration
officials, and pending confirmation
from camp authorities, their marks
will be witheld until proof has
been submitted to show that they
have made up the required time.
Nobody graduates or gets their
marks unless the C.O.T.C. are satisfied that the training program
schedule has been completed.
To Armoury
• U.B.C.'s NEW armoury,
completed last November, will have an addition
built this summer to better
accomodate the rapidly
growing C.O.T.C.
Plans, drawn up by the University architects, Messrs. Sharpe and
Thompson, provide for an addition
to the drill floor of an area 32 ft,
by 110 feet, and for quartermaster
stores, rifle storage, lecture room,
and reading rooms. The plans also
make provision for a basement
garage if .sufficient funds can be
obtained. All money for the project will be provided by the COTC.
Construction of the extension has
been approved by thc University
Board of Governors and if priorities can be obtained from the
Munitions and Supply Board, work
will begin without delay.
•  Class of '42 Prophecy
By Al Farrow, Class of f42 Prophet
• REPORTS REACHING HERE today from the front indicate that the crack Canadian shock troops under the
direction of Lieutenant-General Evann Davies and Brigadier
Porter have reached the outskirts of Berlin in the vanguard
of the allied advance.
Climaxing    a    tWO-months'    drive ^tmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
from the invasion point at Dunkirk, the Canucks stormed across
the Rhine last week over pontoon
bridges designed and constructed
by Colonel Parham of the R.C.E.
Enemy resistance was softened
for this daring operation by the
heavy artillery of Colonel Jefferies
assisting the dive-bombers of Wing-
Commander Hall.
This Canadian blitzkrieg was
made possible by excellent organization of thc R.C.A.S.C. under
Colonel Macfatlane and his staff
Majors Maloney and Home. Communications and supply lines were
kept intact in spite of tiie rapid
advance, with Captains McCall and
Nay lor being mentioned in despatches for their devotion to duty.
Casualties suffered by the invaders have been surprisingly light.
Dorothy Hird, in command of the
Nursing Sisters claims that the
new transfusion technique perfected by Doctors McNeely and
Fleming has been largely responsible for saving thousands of lives.
For the first time since the beginning of the war the C.W.A.C
has been near the front lines, driving trucks and ambulances. Following the example set by Commander Nicholson, drivers Hebb,
Atkins, and Clugston have distinguished themselves for coolness and
bravery under fire.
News reaching here today from
London confirmed the recommendations of General Davies of awards
for valour, mentioned previously.
This means that Major Nash, Captain Morris, and Captain Mackenzie along with Flight-Lieutenant
McKirlay and Lieutenant-Commander McBride have been awarded the Victoria Cross for their
valor and co-operation in making
the invasion a success.
Final victory for thc allied forces
is predicted within two weeks by
military observers who claim the
spirit of the armoured Thunderbird has at last vanquished the
German Eagle.
• CO-INCIDENT with thc nation's thundering "yes" vote on
the manpower plebiscite, authorities in O.tawa issued clarifying
regulations regarding the employment of university students during
thc four-months summer vacation.
Stated Elliot M. Little, director
of national selective service: "In
respect to students seeking employment during thc summer holidays, the policy to be followed
will be that of giving permits for
the duration of thc . . . university
However, it was emphasized, the
committee reserves the right to
direct students into munitions or
other war work if their presence is
required in these vital industries,
rather than permitting them to
enter a restricted occupation.
Already, hundreds of U. B. C.
students have started summer jobs
in both war and restricted industries. This year West coast ship
yards have taken the place of B.C.
mines, as thc chief sources of employment.
Grad Gift
1942 decided, as their parting
gift to the University, to beautify
the approach to the University by
planting shrubbery along the fence
around the stadium.
At a meeting on Monday, March
20, students voted to appropriate
$250 for this purpose from funds
collected from students. The executive reasoned that the shrubbery would not only improve the
approach to the University along
tho Mall, but when grown would
serve as a windbreak for thc Stadium.
The remainder of the money,
which would probably total about
$101', wdll be donated to the
• REPORTING on the progress
of her summer employment
service, Dean Dorothy Mawdsley
this week requested that girls listed in her office as seeking employment notify her when they are
no longer available for a position.
Requests for girls to fill positions
are still being received. Any girl
who wants summer employment
and who failed to register earlier
this year, should fill out an employment card at the Dean's office
as soon as possible.
but not
We take pleasure In wishing you every success
upon this your graduating day. May our Friendly Home Gas Dealers
continue to serve you In
thc years to come.
INI    IDIfllOIII    100%    I   C     C0MM»! Thursday, May 14, 1942
Page Eleven
Plan To Intensify Intra-Mural
Awards Committee Releases
Winners Of Athletic Blocks;
Fourteen Get New Sweaters
•    FOLLOWING ONE of the most restricted sport seasons thus far, only eighty athletic
awards were made by the Athletic Directorate.   Among those awarded were fourteen
men. who received the treasured big block sweaters,  emblematic of athletic  supremacy  at
U.B.C, for their first time.
Awards were given for Canadian Football, English Rugby, Soccer, Basketball, Boxing and Intra-murals,
Traditional Awards Day ceremonies were abandoned this year. Because of the manufacturing preference of war orders, the sweaters were not available before the end of the
term, and will have to be mailed
to the winners after the session.
Winners of small blocks and plain
letters received their awards without ceremony.
Missing from this year's award
list was the Bobby Gual award,
prtsented to the ureal; st exponent
ef grit and sportsmanship oil the
Campus,  and  spicilic   freshman  a-
Program Next Year
Opportuntiy For Entries
Widened;ProgramTo Grow
• PREDICTIONS are hard to make these days, but nothing
could be safer than to predict for next year the most
all-inclusive intra-mural program yet featured on the campus.
The only failing of this year's program was its limited
membership. Started late in the year, the program wasn't
under way until after Christmas, and it was necessary to
take the already organized groups only. Therefore fraternities were the only groups involved in this year's intra-murals.
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basketball;    Rav
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le, Art
lin for
Wool, and John Zabinski for Canadian Football; Ian Richard*, A
Narod. ; nd Tom Nishio for English tugger; Walter Greene, Quail
Louie, and Herbert Smith for Soccer; and Tommy hymc for boxing.
Managerial blocks were won by
Charles Cotterall for English Rugby woik. by Thomas Cantell for his
work for the basketball team, by
James McCarthy for his handling
of the Soccer eleven, and by Norman Burnett of the Trainer's Club.
Gordy McFarlane, manager of the
Canadian Football team (which
played but one game this year)
won his managerial block last year.
Outstanding among thc rc-wln-
ncr; of Big Blocks are Jack Tucker, Mack Buck and Doug Todd.
Tucker was awarded his third Canadian football block, and his first
big block for English rugby. Buck
won his second football award, and
his third sweater for rugger. Todd
took his fourth big block for soccer.
For Canadian football Angus
Carmichael won his second big
block, Lionel Fournier won his
second (lie previously won his letters in track, making three in all),
Robert Cuiry, and John Farina
won their third big blocks.
Arthur Barton. Sandy Hay and
John Ryan, all members of last
y e a r ' s Dominion Championship
Thunderbird basketball team were
awarded second-time wins for basketball.
For soccer Stewart Roacti was a-
warded his third time win, Fred
Sasaki his third. James Morton his
second. Spencer Wallace his third,
and  Doug Todd his fourth.
Evann Davies was awarded with
a third time win for English rugger,
Small blocks were awarded to
other players in Canadian Football, English Rugby, Basketball,
Soccer, Intra-murals, and to associated managers.
Canadian Footbal' small blocks
went    to    Harold    (Bud)    Spiers,
Columbia will enter an eleven
in the Vancouver Cricket League
this coming summer, for thc fifth
consecutive season. The League
this season consists of eight teams
in the one division with the played',-; at the end for the Fyfe-Smith
The schedule opened on May 2
hut the Var.Ov to.en start wai de-
la.ve.l  1 ec;m-e of the C.O.T.C, camp
e:r   lirst
: u.
will  play-
will be widened to include every
male on the campus who is desirous of serving his country by
being physically fit. Any group
of thirty men who will organize
and petition the men's athletic director, Mr. Maury Van Vliet, may
take part in the program.
Next year's plan will prove more
democratic on two counts. First,
the membership will not be limited to fraternity men, and second,
it will not be limited to the characteristic husky athletes, for every
competing group must enter each
competition or forfeit points, and
for such skills as bowling, table
tennis, archery and the like,
strength is subordinated to skill
and practice.
Plans have been advanced to utilize the Armoury, and to construct a new playing held north of
the   gym   for  the exclusive  use of
mtra-mui ,,ls. Whither thi so plans
are ie.ili/e 1 or not is immaterial
a.-, I',,r a> the success of the new
plan is concerned, WitiR.-'-; thesiic-
ii"-.-.   of   this  year's   competition,   in
spite of limited membership, and
a late start.
A new selective system of picking University teams is also planned for next year, whereby classes
are held for various sports and
skills. From these come intramural entries, and, from the field
of intra-murals will come the inter-collegiate teams. It is therefore
essential that every man on the
Campus belong to one or another
of the competing groups.
A new feature for next year'3
sport program will be the new intra-mural handbook, wherein will
be found instructions dealing with
scoring, organizing of competitive
groups, and all material relevant to
the success of the new plan.
Anyone with suggestions as to
new contests or skills to be included in the plan should get in
touch with any member of the
.MAD., or Mr. Van Vliet. who will
consider all proposals. The aim of
the ikw scheme i.s to increase, as
far as possible, the scope of ath-
It ties en the Campus.
won big block for basketball, sparked intra - mural
program, and now plays
baseball for West Coast ship
Fred Hooper, Henry Sweatman,
William Gardiner, John Morritt,
and William Bell.
Small blocks were awarded to
the following English rugby men;
Boyd Crosby, Orme Hall, George
Lane, Harold (Bud) Spiers, Gordy
Sutherland, Alexander (Sandy )
Thompson, and T. F. (Bill) Orr.
Basketball small blocks were a-
warded to Al Dean. Walt Julien,
and. Henry Mottishaw, all of the
Senior 'A' team, and to David Hayward. Bruce Yorke, William Matheson, Donald Mann, and Peter
Those winning small blocks in
soccer were Norman Tupper, William Walker, Gordon Johnson,
Robert Shewan, Donald McLean,
George North, and J. Melvin
Small blocks were awarded to
Donald McLean, Stuart Maddin,
Douglas Lee, and Michael Young
for outstanding records in intramural fields.
Associated    managers    awarded
small blocks for their services arc
Harold Burke, George Stamatis,
Howard Shadwell, Jack Mathieson
and Dave Manning.
Plain letters were won by Walter Harry Brown, Arno Kenrikson,
William   Paton,   Basil   McDcnnell,
and Frederick Hole for basketball,
Hero's a happy holiday to you all—and
here at The BAY we have the goods to
make it thata way. From sophisticated
play-clothes t o "right - smart" diggin'
dungarees—from racquet'; to riding gear,
Whether you intend to sail, swim, bicycle,
fish—WHATever you do, WHEREever
you go—come first to The BAY and be
rigged out proper—for precious little.
Itafcotfr l^ag dompang.
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Thursday, May 14, 1942
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-Page Thirteen
New Army Scheme To Enlist Engineer'Officers
10 Engineers Travel East
For Ordnance Course
Sigma Tau Chi Becomes
First Campus Honorary
•    ORGANIZED   last   November   by   live   campus   figures.
Sigma Tau Chi,  U.B.C.'s only honourary fraternity, has
since progressed to a campus service club.
The idea of the fraternity was to provide an opportunity for students who are active on the campus in various
lines of endeavour to get together.        ^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
year's president of M.U.S., will be
president of Sigma Tau Chi for
1942-43, Gordie Rogers, president
of S.M.U.S., will be secretary, and
Hugh Hall, president of Commerce, will be treasurer.
Members are: Evann Davies,
Gordon MacFarlane, Keith Porter, Ted McBride, Doug Maloney,
Archie Paton, Andy Snaddon, Bill
Backman, Al Farrow, Charlie Nash,
Mack Buck, Gordon Rogers, Hugh
Hall, John Carson, Bob Morris,
Harry Home, and Ted Scott.
Research Head
It was felt that would be better
able to serve the University and
more able to work together if they
could get together occasionally for
Each year, the president will go
on to a board of governors composed of five graduates, and each
year the senior man on the board
will retire.
Membership is closed, and the
members are selected by the board
of governors and the active members. The new men are selected
for the success at leadership which
they have shown on the campus.
The intention is to keep the selection entirely impersonal and widely diversified.
Original members were Evann
Davies, president of M.A.A. In
1941-42, Gordon MacFarlane, president of the Big Block club and
several other organizations, Keith
Porter, Treasurer of A.M.S., 1941-
42, Ted McBride, president of A.M.
S., 1941-42, and Doug Maloney,
president of I.F.C.,  1041-42.
During the year, 12 men were
honoured with membership and
received the pin, a gold sword.
The year was devoted mainly to
organization. A few dinner meetings were held. There are no fees,
and there will be no affiliation
with regular Greek societies.
It is planned next year to extend the work.   John Carson, next
Help Wanted . . .
• WANTED: one student
who plans to graduate
next year and who wants to
work as Book Exchange
Manager for 1942-43. In this
position he will earn 10% of
all receipts, minus a small
charge for A.M.S. bookkeeping expenses.
"Applications of those interested 4th year students for the position of Manager of the Book Exchange for the session 1942-43,
should be submitted to the Alma
Mater Society office at the earliest
possible moment.
"This position is decidedly attractive to students who require
monetary assistance towards their
sessional fees.
Georgia Pharmacy
777 W. Georgia St.
Leslie G. Henderson, Oc.P. '06
Lieut. Gibb G. Henderson, B.A., B.A.Sc, U.B.C. '33
Best Wishes To U.B.C.
Jantzen Knitting Mills
of Canada Limited
10th Ave. and Kingsway
Vancouver, B.C.
•TEN FOURTH  YEAR  sciencemen  left  April  26 for the
East  to be trained under a new scheme to provide experienced engineers for tho Ordnance Corps of the Canadian
Army, Active.
J. N. F inlay eon ..
• DEAN J. N. Finlayson of the
Applied Science Faculty has
been appointed chairman of a special committee under the joint
sponsorship of the federal and provincial governments and the mining industry to promote the development and utilization of this
province's strategic metal resources.
Known as the War Metals Research Board, the committee will
have the use of the University
laboratories this summer. The
major objects of the board will be
to And means of recovering small
quantities of war metals as byproducts from existing operations
and to determine the feasibility of
dressing ores to yield war metals
from properties now in operation.
Third Year
Girl Enlists
• DORIS Filmer-Bennett, third-
year honour student, has enlisted in the C.W.A.C, and left
for Work Point on Friday, May
1. Doris is an ex-Pubster, having
worked in past years on the Tilli-
cum, the Directory and Exchange,
and was honouring in philosophy
and psychology.
Doris is the first U.B.C. undergraduate to join the C.W.A.C.
She will serve as a typist.
These men will Hike special 22-
week courses at Kingston and
Brockville, and then will return
next September to complete their
fifth year. On graduation next
spring they will go on active service with the Ordnance Corps.
This is in line with the government's policy of encouraging engineers to complete their studies
before joining the services.
Four Electrical Engineers and six
Mechanical Engineers made up
the group that left last month.
They were: Electricals John Baldwin, Ben Bartholomew, Victor
Handforth, and Stan Patterson, and
Mechanicals Donald Blake, David
Carlyle, Harold Lear, James Miller, Stu Roach, and Doug Sutcliffe.
•   ONE' MOVE long advocated by
proponents of a more unified
campus spirit has been approved
by the new Council,
That is, that all crests, pins,
sweaters, and any other emblems
representing campus clubs, organizations, and teams under the jurisdiction of the Alma Mater Society be subject to the approval
of the Student Council.
and our assurance the people of
Canada will not falter
in their trust.
Engine Works
1090 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.
With the Compliments
Best Wishes
to the Men in Uniform
for a safe and speedy return
Burrard Dry
Dock CO. Ltd*
Main Office and Works
British Columbia Page Fourteen
Thursday, May 14, 1942
Aggie Grads Push    • Mary Ann
Important Research
• THIS YEAR'S GRADUATING class in Agriculture did
some useful research in preparing for their theses. Don
Ferguson, winner of the award for total points in the field
judging at Agassiz, studied boron deficiency in the uplands
soil of the Fraser Valley. Lack of boron affects the nitrogen-
fixing bacteria. Don's research showed that the yield could
be doubled by remedying this deficiency.
Bert Letham studied the vari-      bmh^mihm^^
eties of spring wheat.  After two
years testing, he was able to Indicate which varieties were moat
adaptable to southern B.C.
Al Farrow, class president, surveyed the production of red clover
seed and investigated factors affecting the setting of the seed. He
found that there was much room
for expansion in the Delta area
(the industry is now almost wholly
confined to the Sumas reclaimed
year, the Fraser Valley produced
the only No. 1 flax in Canada, the
equal of that formerly produced
in Belgium. Flax is especially Important now as it is essential in
the manufacture of planes.
George Townsend experimented
with sterile peats, and with the aid
of fertilizers, minerals and other
minor elements was able to make
the soil produce. This is an important discovery to B.C. farmers
because there are many thousands
of acres, now sterile, lying unused
in the Fraser Valley.
Jim Campbell did some important
research in flax production. Flax
fibres, instead of being cut, are
pulled from the plants so that they
remain at full length. Pulled flax
however, has a gelatinous material
on it, which must Ik- removed.
Removal of this material is
known as retting, and it may he
done in two wuys: field retting,
which is merely exposing the
fibres to the weather; and tank
retting, in which small organisms
do thc work. Tank retting is a
new development with many possibilities, and Jim experimented to
see which organisms would ret
flax best.
Importance of this research lies
in the fact that flax production
could easily become one of B.C.'s
major industries, as it is already
in Oregon where the conditions of
climate and soil are similar.   Last
Five Theologs
Get Testamurs
At Convocation
• TESTAMURS were presented
to Ernest L. Bishop, Takashi
Komiyama, and Andrew Rutherford, members of this year's graduating class, and the degree of
Bachelor of Divinity was conferred
upon two other students, Rev.
Arthur L. Anderson and Rev.
Francis H. Stevens when Union
Theological College held its annual Convocation exercises recently.
All five graduates hold Bachelor
of  Arts degrees.
To Rev. Arthur Audi rson \v et
the C.'hown cold in d 1 in Divini'v.
while the Daniel McPhersoi
sholar. hip. awarded for the high'st
standing in the graduating year,
was won by Ernest  Bishop.
Theodore Moore won thc scholarship for proficiency in second
year, and Frederick Gibson topped the first ycar class standings.
Speaker at the convocation exercises was the reverend principal.
J. G. Brown. M.A.. D.D.
•   THE NEW TYPE of class pins,
as   approved   by   thc   Council
last winter, is now on sale at the
A.M.'h otlite.
• GRADS, and students of U.B.
C, Rae-son's, 608 Granville St,,
wish to thank you for your friendly co-operation during the past
season, and hope that their staff
will continue to serve you with
their usual high-quality shoes in
the future, In spite of trying war
conditions. A blue-eyed Alpha Phi
surprised all her sorority sisters
by announcing after exams that
she had been married for six
weeks, and another Is now displaying an engagement ring to
supplement her P. K. Sigma sweetheart pin.
• GIRLS, the complete ensemble
is the thing to start the summer right. Start off to your now
job in a suit, hat, bag made by
Lydia Lawrence, 576 Seymour St.,
in the Arts and Crafts building.
Or a print dress, with blending
top-coat makes a smart, serviceable outfit. A blond D. G, went
slightly berserk during exams.
Claiming that cool feet helped her
to study, she peeled off her shoes
and socks and started In wading
across the pool in front of the
Library. She discovered that the
pool gets deeper in the middle and
started back, but her male fans
decided that she should go right
across and wouldn't lot her out
until the feat was accomplished.
• THE ENTICING atmosphere of
thc   Persian   Arts   and   Crafts
Shop. '>07 Granville St.. at Pender
will charm you. Beautiful jcwellry
from far of countries, lovely trinket ;. and novelties priced anywke'' ■
from fifty ci nt . up. A poi u'.ar
h.stro wa . so |it eked with V.ir. :tv
students th-a Tvi"sd:.y night aftei
exams that when a girl entered
someone, made the remark "She
can't tome in here, she doesn't go
to Varsity!' It turned out later that
she was a Social Service student.
A present from the Persian Art.
and Crafts Shop makes the ideal
graduation gift. Drop in and sec
their selection of gift novelties.
wish to extend their hi arty
congratulations to the graduating
class and all tho best wishes for
success in the future. In the meantime remember your Varsity days
w th a sleek cashmere sweater
from Straith's the stoic for all
smart Varsity togs, for both men
; n<l women. Thanks Varsity for
your patronage during tin- pas'
yetar, and we'll be seeing you in
the future. Heard in the Caf after
exams, "When do the sup,, . I. if.'"
Renting Hoods Lowers
Grad Class Fee $2.50
• ANSWERING the petition of the Graduating
Class executive that the
$15.00 graduating fee be lowered, President L. S. Klinck
announced that a certain reduction of this fee will be
made possible through the
renting of the graduating
Stating that the fee must, by the
action of the Board of Governors,
remain aa stated, President Klinck
announced   that   In   conjunction
with the Bursar's office, students
not wishing to purchase hoods
"will be granted the option of
returning their hoed* to the
Bursar's office within one week
after Congregation, in which
event a refund of HM will be
made on each boo* rettamed la
satisfactory condition."
Since certain expenditures pertaining te the graduating exercises
had been commijetoned before the
seniors' petition had been received, this scheme is the only possible
means whereby the fee could have
successfully been reduced.
To the Student Body . . .
Our Congratulations and
Beet Wishes
Vancouver, B.C.
to the Graduates
of 1942
our sincere best wishes
to those students
who are leaving on active
To  the men and  women who graduate  this  year and
enter their various fields of endeavor—
. . . and  especially  to  those
men  who   have  donned   the
uniform in defence of their
country . . .
Sitka Spruce
British Columbia Thursday, May 14, 1942
Page Fifteen
Ever-Increasing Number Of Men In Active Forces
This Incomplete List Shows Where 300 Went In 1941*2
To Air Force
Shives. A. B.
Armstrong, N. H.
Ayers, J. D.
Emerson, B. E.
Child, C. G.
Llovd. R. E.
Lvons, O. E.
Foot, E. J.
Clavton. J. N. C.
Wilson, N. L.
Young, A. J.
McDiarmid. L. H.
Physick. M. C.
Manson, M. A.
Plummet' R. D.
Thomson, R. M.
Uhthoft. J. C.
Leslie, J. P.
Dennvs, K. W.
Million, G. B.
Lee, G. H.
Wilson, R. A,
Wilson, L. H.
Kier, E. W.
Hunter  R. A. C.
McLagan, R. M.
Beaumont, L. M.
Monckton, J. P.
Smith. J. E.
Williams, L. F. P.
Williams, T. C.
Turner, D. B.
Edwards, C. A.
Kirkby, A. G.
Alder, H. E.
Fletcher, J. K.
Martin, H. K.
Elvin, R. W.
Robson, D. M.
Percival, J. K.
Neil, K. C.
Walden, F. E.
Ripley, T. A.
Grand, W. H.
Hanbury, P. K.
McCarry, J. J.
Young, D. B.
Smith, J.
MacFayden, R. D.
Logan, K. T.
Todd, S.
Robinson, C.
Brereton, G. W.
Eadie, C. McA.
Martinoff, I.
Scrivener, J. B.
Pike, G, C.
Earle, R. B.
Kingston, J. S.
McGeer, M. G. S.
Gordon, G. A.
Thorson, E.
Weicker, C. M.
Colvin. R. H.
Macdonald. H. M.
Maclver. D. W.
Sholefield, E. D. S.
Pilkington. L.
Livingston, G. A.
Donovan, B. G.
McLeod. J. M.
Warwick, W. E.
Caulfield. W. J.
Gould, R. A.
Jackson, J, I.
Macdonald, J.A.S.
Dennis, P. J. A.
McEwan. R. R.
Thicke. D. A.
McTaggart, D. E.
Maddin, C. A.
Rippon. A. W.
Jordan-Knox. T.
MaeSwan, I. C.
Collins. F. W.
Maxwell. J. C.
Ralston. D. J. C.
Morritt. J. B.
Lord. T. M.
Noble. S. R.
MacDermot. D. H. A.
Gallagher, B. E.
Munro, D. A.
Bentlev. R. O.
Sinclair. R. M.
Modeland, C. E.
Brown, E. W.
Sewell, V. N. R.
Walter. B. H.
Boss. N. H.
Lord. B. S.
Hall, O. J.
Ross, R. G.
Harkley. H. L.
Jackson, L. E.
Bremner, J. D.
Oughtred, A. M.
Davies, J. C.
MacDonald, G. E.
Gilmour, C. G.
Cantell, E. T.
Salt, L. H.
Paton, A. T.
MacKinlay, J. A.
Margeson, J, M. R.
Wilson, H. H.
Deildal, B.
Thompson, C. H. A.
To The Army
Fergusson, M. S.
Dickie, A. G.
Beckett, K. M.
Batten, W. R.
Beavan, R.
Metford, L. J. S.
Chambers, S. L.
Roberts, J. M.
Cheng, R. K.
Thurston, K. T.
Swan, R. E.
Milsom, G. H.
Paton, A. K.
Richardson, A. G.
Men Pass By Academic Pursuits
To Put On The Guise Of War
Tatlow. K. G.
Wardroper, W. K.
Hunden. D. J.
Collins. P. J.
McHugh, J. L.
Baker, C. H.
Purslow, J, E.
Bergklint, L. R.
Dickson, G. A.
Dirassar, L. G,
Bowie, J. L.
Hall, J. G.
Dewdney, E,
Hastings, W. G.
Williamson, C. A,
Garrett, J. S.
Scott, J. C. M.
Wootten, D. O.
Clark, J. A.
Pugh, T.
Morris, R. A.
Cross, G. H.
McLaehlan, R. S.
Ewing, J. K.
MacKenzie, L, D,
Gifford, R. J.
McDougall, R. L.
Chapin, V. L,
Livingstone, G. B.
McDonnell, P. F.
Peck, A. C.
McGill, D. A. C.
McLellan, W. F.
Russell, J. H.
Matheson, A. M.
Pedlow, D. S.
Kidd, G. P.
Hayden, F. S,
Inkman, C. C.
Cade, J. A. V.
Black, G. F.
Dorchester, J. E.
Klinkhamer, M. G.
McLaehlan, W. H.
Johnstone, A. D.
Bagely, W. L.
Gordon, B. M.
Rose, D. J.
Dier, O. W.
Farrow, F. A.
Keatley, P. C.
Harvey, E. C.
Ewen, J. S.
Anderson, T. T.
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Hutchinson, G. T.
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Home, Y. J.
Brebb, C. C.
Cote, P. T.
Hudson, J. W.
Thompson, E. A.
Robertson, D, H.
Poulton, S. A.
Barclay, H. R.
Jeune, R, Y.
Woods, J. R.
Middleton, F. T.
Cruise, G. T.
McKenzie, L. G.
Cooke, H. A.
Wood. G. M.
Holmes, M. H.
Foltwell, H. R.
Clery, P. M.
Cameron, W. H, Q.
Boughton, J. E.
Eldson, W. D.
Maloney. D. W.
Navlor, J.
MacFarlane. Y. B.
Parkinson, R. H.
Vaughnn. R. H. Y.
Allan, J. G.
Coe, A.
Pronger. L. J.
Morin. D. P.
McMorran, A. S.
Bailev. S. J.
Weld, G. F.
Wyness. D. P.
Davies, E.
Richards, I.
Tarbox, J.
Nash, C.
Perry. L.
Bonner, R.
Fraser. A. R.
Leong, D.
To The Navy
Gilmour, W. S.
MacDonald, J. M.
Cowan, P. R.
Woodcroft, D. A.
Gould, J. R. G.
Gillespie, A. W.
Mainguy, J. W.
McGhee, W. P. T.
Davie, H. S.
Allan, J. N. M.
Brockie, W. G.
Collyer, J. H.
Charters, A. N.
Carmichael, H. A.
Brown, G. G.
Barlow, C. V.
Anderson, J. J.
Cunningham, J. R,
Huntingdon, A. R.
Hill, C. J.
McBride, W. E.
Lynn, J. F.
Jagger, S. H.
Rhodes, J. A.
Nichols, D. R.
Monahan, A. R.
Mitchell, F. G.
Wood, D. G.
Stevens, W. B.
Smythies, C. O.
Smith, R. A.
Rose, J. D.
Casson, V. H.
Our Good Wishes to the Students Serving the Country
MR. W. B. FARRIS, K.C. Page Sixteen   THE   UBYSSEY  Thursday, May 14, 1942
Message from the
Minister of Education:
.Minister Of Education.
The Department of Education of British Columbia is pleased to be
associated with the University of British Columbia, and congratulates
the University on its splendid record of achievement.
Since its inception, the University has been a powerful influence for
good in almost all avenues of endeavour throughout British Columbia.
The scope of its influence in the future welfare of this Province,
more particularly after the war, is unbounded.
We salute the new graduates, realizing the important part they will
now play in the affairs of our country in this time of peril.
The educational problems facing this Department are many, but
they are being met from time to time with courage and determination.
The solution of our educational problems requires the goodwill and cooperation of all citizens.
Honourable H. G. T. Perry,
Victoria, B.C. Minister.


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