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No. 28
There'll Be A Hot Time . .
Invade Commodore Tomorrow
For Annual Frolic At 9 p.m.
Special to the SCIENCE Ubyssey
e HADES, FEB. 9, 1943—SNOWED under by old Father Neptune, harassed by conflicting
regulations and rumours of rumours, haunted by shortages of ale and beer, and shelled
by beauty and glamor for the past three days, Satan's little red devils gleefully tossed thair
slipsticks and CE30 paper onto the floor and prepared to celebrate for the event of the year
hard-working, fast-t binking, and smooth-talking EUS braint trust of Roy Deanc, Gordon
Rogers, Stan Beaton, Bob Davidson, J;i\vn Creighton, Sandy Buckland. Brick Elliot, Mr.
Thompson. Mr. Moore. Mr. Norton, Mr. Narod. and Mr. Bannerman have broken their clam-
like silence to issue the following Order-in-Council:
1. SATAN'S FROLIC, otherwise known as the SCIENCE
BALL, will he held at the Commodore Cabaret Wednesday night.
2. Lil red devils will be admitted for $11.2").
3. Tickets are on sale from any member of the brain trust.
4. Dress optional.
5. Corsages banned.
fi.    Pep meet, today noon.  Ap, .Sc.  100.
7. Watch for the Science Issue today.
8. Mystery prize will be awarded for the best decorated
9. Be respectful to the Discipline Committee.
10.    Bring your own .... girl, that is.
,. In The Old Town.Tonite
In an exclusive to the SCIENCF.
UBYSSEY, genial John Creigh-
ton—liltk' iff I devil in charge of
propaganda—stated that a few tickets would be sold to Artsmen
and Agricultural .students. Preference ,of course, go-.- to the
redshirts; but if any tickets remain unsold or not spoken fo:
by tomorrow niornini,' at ll:2ti
hours 'hose may he bought brother students from tho EUS executive.
With the usual confidence of .v
forestry engineer. Jack said, ",'
know that every Scienceman wh )
can bog, borrow, or otberwi.se obtain the price of a ticket i&IXm
will attend. This frolic, he revealed, "will lie the most memorable one in the lives of the slip
stick   brigade."
Tall and Cool
Tho.-*1 of you who danced and
whatnotted at the Science Ball
la ,t year will recall with envy th ■
mystery prize awarded for ihe
best decorated table. According to
Gordie Holers, president or the
Engineer.' Undergraduate Society .a similar prize will be offered this year. All sen'->r student.
intendiiu; to dec,irate ai'e encm.-
aced to be down early tomorrow
afternoon labs and le-'ures no,*-
» ithstan.lin".
Accordion to the CJrape\!:io anv ■
thinit   icav   happen,   but    the   line
up of I'i'i'iir. tiou>.  is snniethiim like
this.    The   Cheniicah:   are    eoini'   to
•the   I > -\ 'I   \>. nb   a   new   heetnv.'   <'■
tell)     ||i..      - |.,|,ei .11 ,,i.      - ink,
the   Civil,    n ,    invent u a:   .,   i ee: >•,
.il.l-     ! ee   I.,   lei,-., ,,   ,nhd,|  i,„; ,    ,•
will; the Mechanicals are perfecting a pipeline to transmit licit
from Hell to Vancouver next winter; the Klectricals aro still thinking: the Foresters won't talk; and
the others (including the junior
years)    haven't   started.
Dress Optional
All engineers are reminded thai
formal dress is not esontial, Man*
little led devils hav< indicated
that they intend to wear business
suits. ThLs year's policy is tints
no different from that of previous
years. Yollr EUS executive wis'.
to make it clear that SATAN'S
FROLIC formally the SCIENCF.
BAU./ -(price S.1.2S) is yo-m
parts; and it's going to be a democratic   parly.
So wear what sou want within reason, of course. (Jet in touch
with your best girl friend- or if
she is not. in town, someone else.
This Ball is ( speeded to he the
BEST \et. It, too, shall pass, but
when you look hack on it .you
will recall the createst revival of
Science Spirit, since the campaign of - well the less said the
-   A   B
The honornr\ patrons pf the
Science Ball are: Dean and Mrs J
\? Fml. y.M,i;, Mr and Mrs H. M.
\TcIh. e,    Mr   .i.d   Me-    A    II   Kin
I.e.     1):     .ind   Mi   -H     I >   Staph     m I
M- .:,   !     M' 1\       I'eei.le
Buck Begets
Blushes At
Red Pep Meet
•   THE CO*-EDS on the campus*
shed a tear or two when they
heard that the much-discussed,
long-anticipated Science Pep Meet
could not be held in the Auditorium as in ihe past. Don't blame
the Red Shirts for they worked
hard to put on a Pep Meet just a
little better, yes, and just a littlt
livlier, (or maybe spicier 1 than
usual. Blame it on that unpredictable and tickle weatherman,
and the coal miners who are working everywhere but in the coal
We're sorry Co-eds but we too
are disappointed, for we have been
looking forward'to a comely blush
or two. starting in the vicinity of
the nevk and slowly migrating to
cast a ruddy glow over those dimpled    cheeks.
However the Red Devils can't be
stopped that, easily, and the Pep
•meet still goes on. It will be held
in Applied Science 100 at 12.30 today, noon, • and as the space is
limited and tho Little Red Devils
will be tiure first, well that doesn't
leave much room for Co-eds. For
those who want to come early, the
line will form four deep, and will
stretch out along the West  Mall.
Floy Donne is capably running
the show, ably assisted by one
John Zabinskl who is rapidly earning himself a reputation as a playwright. Doing (lie honors as MC
will he the perennial Q. Buck (Remember that one about the little
snake without a pit.)
Brock Hall
Wednesday Pag« .Two
-Tuesday, February 9, lfi
Join the Picobac Fraternity. It mean*
pleasant hours in every day—hours of mild,
cool sweet converse with a pipe—that companion which enlivens company and enriches solitude.
Fraternity and Sorority
Printing and Engraving
our Specialty
566 Seymour St.
• AN INNOCENT prc-med student (whoever heard of an in-.
nocent prc-med student?) would
like a date with another innocent
for the Science Ball. Teetotalers,
"D.P.'s, Kappas and triflers need
not apply. Object—matrimony, if
necessary. References and incidentals on request. Is there some girl
who is willing to take a chance?
"Nothing ventured, nothing gained". Phone KErr 0000— i t'accepte I
nickel will be refunded.
* Doo Pushers. *
Mrs.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noen
Graphic  Engineering Paper, Biology Paper
Loose Leaf Refills, Foutain  P«ng and  Ink
and Drawing Instruments
' - Special Student Rote at * *
By Presentation Of Your Student Pass
James Capfney as
Geo. HI. Cohan in
Robert Taylor, Charles
Lfliighton, Brian Donlevy
Rosalind Russell, Janet
Blair, Brian Aherne
Plus Added Eon!tire
Betty Grable, John Payne,
Carmen Miranda in
Phis "The Hidden Hand"
Faculties On Parade
Forestry Engineering
• SINCE THE START of the War, 16 of the 29
forestry graduates of the last three years have
enlisted in some branch of the fighting forces. The
largest number have joined the Air Force and the
R.C.E., but other services include Artillery, Signal
Corps and the Navy.
The remaining graduates are engaged in many
of the various phases of the production and fabrication of the essential war material—wood. Their activities range from logging of spruce and fir to inspection of spruce wing-beams prior to assembly in
a fighter plana ^
Earlier   graduate*   have   also   joined   ma
branches of the Active Service or are doing essenti|
work in Industry or Government Service in the
tection,  management,  production  and utilization
forests  and   forest  products.   The- Government  h\
stressed the immediate importance of woodjmateris
for the war effort and UBC foresters are ably assistli
in producing tbese materials, but are also pla
. for a continuation of wood supplies which will
urgently needed in the post-war period.
Chemical Engineering
• GRADUATES FROM the Honour Course in
Chemistry and from Chemical Engineering ar«
serving in the war in many capacities. Some are
engaged in research on war problems in the laboratories of Canadian Universities, the National Research
Council of Canada, the Ontario Research Foundation
or in industrial research laboratories. Fifty
aro employed as chemists in oil refineries, five of
whom are at Bahrein Island, in the Gulf of Persia.
Forty are serving Defence Industries, Limited;
thirty are in the copper-zinc-nickel and magnesium
production industries, four others are employed by
the Aluminium Company of Canada. Twelve are era-
plrtyed in the production of hydrogen-ammonia-nitric
acid   and   ammonium   nitrate   and   two   in   sulphuric
acid plants.   Five are employed in the production
potash, sodium carbonate, sodium sulphate and bor
Twenty-seven  are serving  in 'the paper  Industrie
fifteen of whom are producing rayon pulp for
manufacture of cellulose nitrate.
Nineteen -are chemists in food producing Industrie
Five  are employed  in   the production  of synthe
rubber and ten in various plastic industries.  Six
employed  by  Government  Inspection  Boards or*
Government Purchasing Departments.
Sixteen are in the Armed Servces, includir
two in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.
In addition, many other graduates, who major|
ed in chemistry, are .serving in a wide assortment
chemical industries.
Mining Engineering
• METALLURGICAL research in the University,
prior to and in the early war years, proved so
important in relation to War production, and to metal
plants, that in 1942, it was organized by grants from
Dominion and Provincials Governments under a
Board known as the British Columbia War Metals
Research Board, which is now in busy operation.
Practical results of these research activities include development of treatment methods for certain
ores which can be mined in quantity in British
Columbia from known tonnages. As a result, assured,
probable and possible productions of such metals,
metal  products,  as cobalt, tungsten, Nickel and arl
csnic, promise to run into large figures.  And a largj
tungsten plant is already under construction.
An interesting phase of the work is the inve
igation of metal treatment problems, arising in local
engineering works, in connection with steel and alloj
metals.   Many of these problems have already bee
solved with much benefit to local manufacture.  Thi
work   is  rapidly  growing.   While  not spectacular il
will be of great and increasing economic importance!
Mechanical and Electrical  Engineering
• IN THE PRESENT war Mechanical and Electrical
Engineers are chiefly concerned with the design,
construction, and operation of endless types of equipment. The solution of the problems confronted is
generally beyond the scope of University work, But
some twenty students in this department have been
assisting an industrial firm of Vancouver in making
drawings and. plans connected with the manufacture
of war equipment.
About a year ago the need for technical officers  in  the Royal  Canadian Ordnance Corps  and
in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals was emphasized.   Quite a number of fifth year students enlisted
at that time and arrangements were made whereby
fourth   year   students   might   enlist,   attend   special|
courses   for   four  months   during  the  summer  and
return to the University to complete their final year.|
Seventeen of the fourth year students who volunteered were accepted. They ali received their commissions!
and after completion of their final year in the spring|
will return as officers to active service.
The authorities are quite definite in stating!
that Engineering students should complete their Uni-I
versity work but this plan for saving time has proved I
so successful that they intend to use it this coming!
year nnd possibly extend it to other services. In|
accepting it any student is making his finest contribution to the war afFort. r
The Perfect Acknowlegement
EDITOR'S NOTE—The following gem was
submitted as thc PERFECT acknowledgement to be
used for annual theses. Drooling with love, It could
well be studied by those who pass not by merit alone.
• IN PREPARING this report, the author wishes
to thank particularly Dr. Serganovitch Smith, B.A,
B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc. Ph.D., F.R.C.S., Fellow of the G.S.A.
and Hero of the Georgian Days for the assistance
rendered to this grateful and respecting student who
would like specially to stress the kindly spirit of
cooperation and the thoughtful consideration shown
to him during the cold snap when this so noble professor shared his warm office with the undeserving
Deeply I recall the never-failing enthusiasm
which he displayed during those long, trying and I
may say intimate hours when the author struggling
along with his limited facilities was inspired and
stimulated by the brilliant imagination and endless
ingenuity displayed by this so splendid and resourceful geologist, without whom, I may say, the geological department would be at a loss
I feel that it is my duty, and it certainly is I
an  honor,  to acknowledge his assistance,  nay  morts I
than    assistance—say    rather    direction—which    this I
great scientist, this great intellect, this mental marvel
hr.s been pleased to so generously endow my efforts.
Such a man comes only once in his generation, perhaps once in a century. •
He was obviously cast in the same mold as
such eminent, and in my opinion, less brilliant geologists as Sir Archibald Fleecme, G. K  Brnwlson, et al.
Lest I be accused of dealing rather hastily with this
tribute, for I have taken care to err—if I err at all-
in the conservative direction, I shall try to sum the
character and genius of this keen philosopher and
intrepid .scientist by quoting that prominent Icelandic
poetess, Olgn Ojijkapoo:
"Brown  thumb does not from smoking come,
Nor bronzed probiscus
From the sun  . .
How  true this  is lescfcy, February 9, 1943-
Page Three
Urge United Enginneering Council
EDITOR'S NOTE:—In Publishing thi$ review of Mr. Free-
•* land's address to the Association 0/ Professional Engineer! in
December, 1942 we sincerely hope that the undergraduates
will realize that to attain a singleness of purpose all engineers
in every branch of enptneerino must unite to form a strongly
co-ordinated body-A FEDERAL CONGRESS of ENGINEERS.
Once united, the engineers—<md not, the politicians and the
financiers—can direct the sane utilization of our rapidly diminishing natural resources such as minerals, power, and forests-
Mr. Freeland's timely plea is one that should be thouoht/ully
read and discussed by all engineers—retired, practising, and
•  Undergraduate.
• IF THE Engineering profession wishes to direct postwar policies of rehabilitation and reconstruction to obtain
the sound utilization of the nation's resources, all student
and practising engineers across Canada must organize a
|strongly# co-ordinated Dominion Council to act as their voice
in post-war politics.
Such   was   the   keynote   of   th* ' ■
address of P. B. Freeland, retiring
president of the engineering profession in British Columbia at
the annual meeting of the Asoscla-
tion of Profesional Engineers last
December.   In his short spicy talk
Mr. Freeland discussed the motion
of past-president. McNeill, that
the present Dominion Council
and members of Voluntary Engineering societies should unite to
form a joint Dominion Council of
In describing the Associations of
| Professional Engineers as tho 'civil
Dean Finlayson Looks Ahead
servants of the engineering profession' he stated, "They are the
only engineering groups that have
legal Provincial rights which enable them to regulate the entry of
alien engineers into Canada, to set
high standards for students and
those entering the profession, and
to prevent possible abuse of privilege by some practising engineers."
"Though the voluntary engineering societies do not have these
powers they are commendable in
many ways.   They permit the ex
change of ideas beetween members of similar professions. But
since they are disunited they aro
unable to meet our present abnormal requirements in full."
Only if thoroughly united can
the engineers put up a united
front, "especially in the post-war
period when those returning from
fighting our battles for us may
be strongly represented."
"I hope to see the day when engineers no longer have to go hat
in hand begging for jobs.
Condemning the tendency of
most engineers to subordinate tha
welfare of their profession to their
own particular job he stated, "wa
woke up suddenly to find that
other groups who have taken the
precaution of amalgamating re in a
vastly superior condition to ours.'
Mother (entering room unexpectedly): "Well I never . . .'
Modern daughter' "Oh, mother,
you must have."
• DURING the post-war reconstruction period well-trained
and* efficient engineers especially those- with a broad
knowledge and sympathetic understanding of the requirements of humanity will be vitally needed to ensure a sane
administration of the nation's unexploited resources prophesied J. Norrison Finlayson,
Dean  of  the  Faculty  of  Applied
Science,   and   Head   of   the   Civil
Engineering Department, in • recent   interview.
Confidently viewing the future
and with calm deliberation the
Dean stated that tho Main pur •
pose of any university training
was to teach a man to think-sane-
ly, logically, and coolly.
"The present war-time demand'
for civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers may be expected to
continue indefinitely, and the
analytical training that all engineers have received will enablo
them to transfer from one branch
of engineering to another, il'
necessary,   with  little lo.s of  tune.
To achieve their position in aiding the federal government to utilize and conserve our resource*
most  wisely  Dean Finlayson  inti
mated that negineers should form
voice  in national affairs.
Displaying a keen Interest in the
education and training of young
engineers, particularly those
whose financial status prevents
them from attending college or
University ,the Dean looked ahead
to the day when the engineers,
the state .and industry would
make definite plans to enable any
qualified student of promise to
obtain  technical training.
The Presidents of all major and
minor 1..S.E. clubs are requested
to meet in the Brock. Thursday,
February II, A representative of
each club must attend.
President  L.S.E.
one Is The Day When Joe Was Young And Gay
"He  feared  neither   man  n
left this world unsullied by the
inance descendants oj Homer A
heart—but   he   was   a   MAN.
!• NOW I will tell you younger
SCIENCEMEN and any Arts-
mgn who can drag themselves
from their toys of Joseph Blotz,
Sr. My tale is not about tho
present Joe Blotz (may his soul
roast in Hell) but about Joseph
Blotz, Sr„ his father. You notice.
I cursed Junior, for he partly
caused the death of his father—
my  friend.
The  first  time  I   met Joe,   Sr.,
Iwas quite a meek lad in second-
lyear science.   But I'd been brought
lup  right,  so  after  the  fall   mid-
Tterm I staggered down to the then-
cience   hang-out   on   Georgia   St.
Feeling   rather   low,   having  been
had on most of my exams, I walked   in.     Quietly   I   sneaked   to   u
all table in the corner, set well
apart   from   those   of   husky   red-
eatcred   carousers   who   calmly
[ignored   me.
I plaqed a dollar on the table,
brtd said, "Walter, bring me ten
pf your best ale—one at a time."
His eyebrows raised  an  inch.  1
vondered at the time, but a minute  later    I   realized    he'd    been
erving   these   red-shirts   by   the
Iionely   und   silent   I   sat   there.
fcnd   slowly  sipped   my  beer.       I
|ooked neither to right nor left, I
vas   an   outcast   ,for   I   wore   no
ted sweater to bind rue to the
'thers. As I sipped my ninth,
till gloomy and unhappy, I felt
touch on mv arm. I turned
jumped, On the chair next to
ne perched a little MAN who
vore a red sweater.
"How the hell did you get
here? I cried in a frenzy.
or beast, women nor artsmen. iHe
unavoidable  association of those
rtsmen.     He   died   of   a   broken
"Take it easy, son," he said,
"I'm your friend. How about a
Since I had been brought up
right, I ordered a big one for
him. He gazed at it a minute,
with a look of profound emotion
in his eyes, then with one word—
SCIENCE — he raised it to hij
lips,   and   downed   lt.
At that I turned to him and
said, "Sir, who are you, and
what are you?' By the way he
took that drink I knew he wa.i
"Well, son," he said, "I'm Joe
Blotz; and I'm to the Engineering
Faculty what malt is to beer, what
Napoleon was to Josephine, and
what those other redshirts will be
to you in less than fifteen minutes."
At these last words I sobbed
n little and he looked at me with
surprise. "Cheer up," ho said,
"those lads don't notice you because they don't know you're a
budding engineer. You've no red
sweater,   you   know."
With these kind words I perked
up a little. Then he went on.
''You must do something to show
them  you  are  an  engineer."
"How about buying them a
round?"   I  asked   hopefully,
"Lad," he said, "you can buy
•them gallons of beer (if you can
get it). They'd drink it all right.
but they wouldn't take you to
their hearts us a fellow engineer
You must do something spectacular that's in keeping with the
honourable profession you have
chosen   as   your   own,"
As I gazed around the well-
paeked tavern, I noticed an in-
sipld-looklng     specimen     several
tables away. Casually I regarded
him. Then not so casually. Then
ferociously—the word ARTSMAN
careened around in my mind.
turned  to Joe.    He said,  "Go,
son, ond God be with you."
With that I leaped out of tho
chair. Wildly yelling "SCIENCE",
I dove at him. A heap on the
floor, we thrashed madly about.
Then suddenly he was up and
away, with me executing a pincer
movement at his heels. He was a
good runner, I was tanked. In
several minutes I came panting
back, bloody and proud. As 1
reached the door, one of the most
powerful redshirts yelled, "Hey
pal, come on over." I went introduced myself ,and started to
live as a MAN. Suddenly I remembered Joe. I looked for him,
but ho was gone.
After that first time 1 saw him
often. After ten beers he'd appear, and then we'd talk as usual
about Wine, WOMEN, Song, and
SCIENCE. Sometimes there
would be only the two of us;
other times there would be a
crowd of the trusty redshirts, and
we'd  revel   till  dawn.
Those were the good old days,
and memories still linger of:
prexy in '28, and a signpost outside the pub on a beautiful evening at 11:35. J. CAMERON KING
—his capacity and his love life.
GEORGIE MINNS-a logger, his
capacity, and his love life. BILL
CRAIGHEAD-a big and beautiful blond whose vices were similar
TWINS—tho inseparable Don and
John of rugger fame, and a
Science Smoker in '38. CHUCK
LIGHTHALL - one-time    SMUS
prexy, singing in the Georgia
BUZZ RYAN—tho best song leader   we  ever   had.
himself (still pure), and a game
of ten-pins when his thumb got
stuck and he followed the ball
NASH—from the Yukon—and his
wild tales of dark meat. HOWIE
BEN NET-a miner who knew
how to enjoy himself. BILL
SON—a banquet, a beer, Ah
Fuey's, and then? Also a story
of  a   mosquito.
Then there was the second year
Science class In '38 and n frosh
president whose pants flew from
the top of the Science flagpole
And lately: A reunion party—
the remnants of Sc. '42, and
friends, nnd a game of "Who
could hit the yellow line from ten
stories up." SHORTY DEAN won
(with a bottle).
Enough of memories. They
make me rue the night I met Joe's
son in '42. I was astounded when
I saw him. Could this be Jock
son? Where were the oil man's •
sterling qualities? His thirst, hl.s
spirit, his love of a good spicy
joke? 1 was chocked when Junior
had one beer and then left. I'm
afraid Joe, Sr., was watching my
face, for when I looked at him
ho  sighed.
It waa then 1 began to noli'o
that Joe was not as perky as he
used to be, and there were worried
lines on his forehead, lie* didn't
drink an heartily, didn't chuckle
quite so readily Suddenly I realized that Joe was failing, and my
heart   sickened   within   me.
In the fall of '\2, Joe only appeared a couple of times On-
notable   night   when    t told    him
what MacKonzie King was doing
to our medicine supply, he collapsed, and it took me several
minutes end a bottle of rum to
bring him around. One mor.-
shock   would  kill  him.
Then, on the afternoon of January 9th, Joe and I were sitting
having a few schooners together
Having finished the suds on ths
table, I called for a couple more.
The waiter smiled sickly, and said,
I   looked   at   Joe.
"No more?" he gasped. With
those words he slumped slowly to
the floor. I knelt over him. He
was dead.
I sat back in my chair and let
my mind wander over thc experiences I had had with Joe. They
were by far the best times I'vo
ever had. Then I thought of Joe's
::on, Joe Blot/.. Jr., and I cursee!.
'It was he that hastened the death
of my l>e.'.t friend. He it was who
broke his father's heart. Had he
been other than a chicken-hearted
nincompoop, Joe Sr., would be
alive today. But when a man's
heart is broken and his only lovo
denied him by the government,
what  is tl ere to  live  for?
And so I say, "Damn Joe Blotz,
Jr.-- the coming spirit of Science.
Would to God the old days were
back, ^wlicn Engineers worried
more about depanting artsmen and
nutting on pep meets than they
did about exams and cniinh, and
when Engineers could gather
around the tap down town and not
worry about where their next
beer   was   coming   from.
"The old order chatigeth, yielding   place   to   new    "
Will Joe Bio!/.. Jr inherit any
of   hi.si   father'*   qualities?
Will   Joe    Sr..   go   to   hell"
Sex the Science  iksue in  l'J44 Page Four
-Tuesday, February 9t 1943
Presidential Nominations A re Due
••** ••*• ••** *•**
Engineers Lead Russia • To New Power And Prosperity
• THAT ENGINEERS can also write successfully is proven
by Dyson Carter, a Canadian chemical engineer and
author of such controversial, mature, and challenging books
as Night of Flame, If You Want to Invent, Sea of Destiny,
and Russia's Secret Weaopn. A former research worker in
physical-chemistry and an invention consultant, he is now
a widely read journalist having contributed to such publications as Esquire, Magazine Digest, MacLeans, and others.
In Russia's Secret Weapon (published by Contemporary Publishers, 195 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)
Carter explains the amazing transition of the Soviet Union from a
land of primitive peasantry to one
of the world's mightiest powers.
In an explanation that will appeal
to all engineers he says that the
leaders of the Soviet Union have
completely and thoroughly applied
Science to ero.ito ,| social, political,
economic and im'ul.iiy i >rg,ini/ dion
of a type ilithe, to l)C leved impossible. Carter writes wi'h a simple
yet powerful style - not with the
dertichment of an observer or of
a student but as a militant believer, an ardent devotee who has seen
tho wonders of the Soviet and is
bursting with enthusiasm.
Russia's secret weapon is Science.
This Soviet SCIENCE has brought
about an industrial revolution
within 25 years, has given the Soviet people a new way of life and
the incentive to defend that new
way ot life with all the power and
resources of a new industrial
Clearly and concisely, Carter describes the Yefremov system of
growing wheat which has resulted
in yields of 200 bushels per acre.
• A Canadian farmer considers 40
bushels per acre a heavy crop).
Yefremov was a peasant fanner
who studied agriculture m a eol-
ectl Ve fuj 111 school. ()verc>niing
the ■ ibject or.s of ped aits and e\ -
pert-,   he   o nidi le'ed   espci unente   to
iiiih/e the maximum growing power of sunshine and eventually
found a way to increase the a-
mount of sunshine available to
each   plant.
Briefly, the Yefremov system is
as follows: Grain Is planted according to the way the sun's rays
fall in each parlieular farming region. "Soiling does not follow
fences or roads or rivers, as In
the old system, but is laid out by
special surveyors who have been
trained to know the sun's direction
throughout the season . . . Before,
it was not economical to fertilize
grain   fields.    Now   it   has  become
Most Canadians prefer Neilson's
Jersey Milk Chocolate for its
delicious Flavor and wonderful Food Value.
practical to do so; for Yefrcmov's
system nuikes five times more
wheat grow on each acre at little
extra cost in machines and labor."
In the Soviet, low grade coal is
not mined. It is burned underground to produce enormous quantities of coal gas. "To set a coa!
mine on fire you need two shafts
leading down to the coal, and s
horizontal shaft joining the two
shafts. The coal i.i lighted. Surface fans blow air down one shaft.
The quantity of air controls the
amount of coal burned and the
heat produced . . . This inferno of
heat turns the mine into a gas-
work.-: of monstrous output."
The coal gas produced is used in
three ways. It may lie burned in
regular industrial furnaces. It may
he used in the new super-hut gas
turbines, directly coupled to electric generators which have reduced
the cost of electricity lo one-fifth
<rf that of hydro nnd steam plants.
Finally, the flaming mines may be
used "as vast automatic chemical
Carter also mentions the recent
work of the Russian physicist, Dr.
Kapitza, winner of the Faraday
Medal. Dr. Kapitza has developed
a turbine which .spins at the rate
of 00.000 revolutions per minute
and blows air at the rate of 1200
miles per hour. With it he was
able to make liquid air and liquid
helium much quicker and cheaper
than by the standard methods.
With this turbine and the enormous amounts of coal gas from their
burning mines, the Russian chemists were able to make the highest
quality motor fuel, explosives, synthetic rubber, plastics, -and a host
of other products.
hi the thirty nine pages of this
book. Carter also describes the Soviet system of state medicine wlJ ich
miikis the finest medical services
available to everyone, free of
charge. Moscow has become the
recognized leading centre in blood
research and is now far ahead of
other countries. He graphically analyzes the effects of Science on
the Red Army: the Civil Defence
Organization, which has transformed every citizen (man or woman I into a trained fighter; marriage and the equality of women;
and the opportunities everyone has
to enjoy music, art, the theatre,
the libraries, and sports and reel cation  centres.
How did the Hussions develop
technicians so quickly'.' "The Russian Academy of Science was
change,; from a .society of gray-
he,ads into a body running the
re.se.r.-h for 1H0,1)11(1,(11111 peop.e.
Second, scioiue student.-, were admitted to universities only if they
.showed special ability; no foes
Were ch.uged; all students wele
paid while they studied. Third,
.science itudeii!.; hail to work part
t lino m industi y m on fai m»
l-'oiii'h.   instead   of  .-,   few   research
centres the Soviet plan for controlling Science called for a laboratory in every factory and field.
Fifth, research problems were to
come from industry, agriculture,
and the State Planning Commission."
In his conclusion, Carter compares the Soviet attitude to the
war and the post-war world with
ours. Armed with their weapon
of Science and steeled by fierce
belief in the justice of their system, the Soviet peoples fight as
one great heroic army. Though
our leaders avow the cause of
progress and draw up plans for the
millenium, wo are unmoved by
visions of this Utopia; for though
famous speakers proclaim freedom freedom from hunger and
want, freedom horn of security for
all, freedom for the oppressed
races, freedom of conscience artel
thought . .  . we are uncertain."
That i.s the difference between
us an dthe people of the Soviet.
However desperately wc reach out
to feel the shape of ihe new world
promised us, we cannot touch its
vague outlines. But the Soviet
people have built a' new world
with their own hands! While we
guess and hope for a new way of
life, they know it—they have it—
they LIVE'IT!"
-John Hood,
Science '44.
• CAMPUS politicians re-#
main silent—too silent as
the deadline fqr presidential
nominations draws to a close.
So far nobody—man, woman
or child wishes to become
President of the Students'
Council for the session 1943-
Students are equally disinterested in the other positions. Th<j
Grapevine says that Bob Whyta
of the Unemployment Bureau will
run for Treasurer, Murdo Mac-
Kenzie of the Mamooks for LSE,
and Richard Bibbs of the Parliamentary Forum for Juniot Member or President of MUS, and
Marry Franklin for president of
Victora Co-eds
Defeat UBC
• FEMININE      debaters      from
Victoria College defeated UBC
team in a debate held Friday in
Arts   100. #
Panela Mitchel and Isabel Clay
from Victoria College arguing the
negative of "Resolved that Canadian National unity can best be
achieved by increasing the scope
of Dominion jurisdiction." defeated Panela Seivcwright and Betty
Tapp of the Women's Public
Speaking   Club.
LOST —One black loose-leaf —
name on inside cover—Walley
Marsh.  Return to AMS office.        •
Shopping   with Mary Ann
• SMOOTH   is   tiie   word   for     a
new   idea  in  clothes  in   which
we are specializing this spring. The
two-piece frock, made to be worn
as a suit as well, the jacket lined
with, .summer weight silk, and as
clever a sheer blou.'.'e as one
could imagine with tiny Hicks and
lace insertions .replicas of the
good old days. These suits are
most effective in light weight
wools and special color.; and off
.shades, and are the most wearable
garment one would want. Why
not s'op at LAWRENCE studio ou
the third floor of the ARTS AND
CRAFTS WJILDING 578 SEYMOUR ST., and talk over the
matter   with   Lydia'.'
• •    •    *
• CASUAL     shoes     for     casual
times   is   tiie   answer   to   your
s.pring-1 ime shoe problem. You
arc probably con.'K'i'viiu; your last
few gas coupons for very special
occasions .and so want a pair of
walking shoes that are not the usual prossaic oxfords. Your answer can be found ou thc MEZZANINE FLOOR OF RAE-SON.
There you will find all styles and
C pes of sport shoes in ghillic ties,
inocca-itis. loafers, and all priced
at ST.U5. They come mostly in tan
very smart to wear either with
your new spring suit or for nim—
infoimal   wear  ou  the  campus,
• •    •    •
• floW TO  mpres,i  your   girl   in.
one cany leson   -take her a box
of Purdy's luscious chocolates on
February 14—Valentine's Day. Or
if you want the girl back home
to know you are still thinking of
her, and that the girls in the big
bad city haven't made any difference .this Ls an ideal way. What
girl wouldn't be thrilled when
these chocolates are tops for variety and flavor—they really melt
in your mouth. A dark Phi Kap
Pi wanted to buy his girl a box
of Purdy's candy, but he couldn't
Ket it himself, so he asked one of
bis married Sciencemen friends to
pick it up for him . When the
married pal took it home his wife*
spied it and thought it was for
her. He had quite a time not only
explaining that it wasn't for any »
other Kiel friend of his.
•   •   •   •
• THERE'S a new shipment of
Gothic brassiere at B. M
Clarke's, 2517 GranviUe Stre**..
South. They are tea-rose and
white and come in junior and
medium sizes—32, 34, and 36. Thev
are reasonably priced at 11.25
• CI.ARKE'S also specialize in
smartly fitting' slips and all types
of lingerie in all styles and sizes
and   priced   for   all   pocketbooks.
The r*U.S. will meet ir the recreation mom of the V.G.H. at
7:Hi) p.m. Friday, February 12. ':
is important, that all members attend and hi ing with them soma
Hiticl*   for   thf   family. Tuesday, February 9, 1943-
Page Five
Britain's Finest Knitwear
Headline News! A shipment of famous Lansea sweaters, skirts and sux has arrived in
our Sportswear Department, Made in Hoswick, Shetland Islands, the home of t h e
rugged Shetland sheep, these garments are hand fashioned from the celebrated Shetland
yarns. Downy angoras, super-soft pure Indian cashmeres and the two combined make
Lansea's the finest in exquisite knitwear. The exclusive colorings defy description, the
result of the Islanders own vegetable dye. Lansea sweaters are of course well known,
but we draw particular attention to the Lansea skirts—gored and pleated types in plain
shades and Lansea tweeds in a combination of rare shades.
Angora Pullovers 11.98
Angora and Cashmere Twin Sets 25.00
Real Shetland Wool Skirts 12.96
Pure Indian Cashmere Pullovers 15.95
Angora Cardigans 17.95
Pure Wool lansea Tweed Skirts 17.95
Sox—per pair .    3.98
Sliortuwodr,   SjH-nci'r'ii.   Ftmlium Floor.
-Tuesday, February 9, 1943
Science Poems, Jokes and Personalities
Little Red Devilsg . .jj
ROY DEANE—who says his favorite vice is drinking, doesn't talk
so boldly when his better seven-
eighths is around. He's a geologist,
but has to steer clear of their famous standards and confine ail his
prospecting to ham and eggs for
the kids. But hang around if you
want to hear the latest about—
EDNA CLARKE—the envy of all
the girls on the campus, she works
in the machine shop with twenty
MEN. She has to file more than her
finger nails there, but we hear she
can turn a neat ankle on the lathe.
Her ambition is aeronautics, but
our Science Queen keeps her head
on the ground.
BILL ANGLEY—who graduated
last year by the grace of God and
Doc Seyer (the chemicals' personal
God), can still fling a neat pen, as
you can see by the cartoons in
this paper, We thought going to
Trail would make him want to
change to drinking water, at leas!,
but we guess he's still sticking to
El Stuffo. After all, he was the
first to sketch the El Stuffo machine; and it was he who suggested
adding more anti-freeze to the
JOHN ZABlNSKJ-our strong
man of the football field. They
say that Zabu can press half a ton
with the bell-bars, but he never
presses his army pants. We don't
know why the knees get creased
thogh — perhaps it's from sticking them under a poker table,
and perhaps—
flash from Nanaimo. He used to be
able to do the hundred in ten
seconds flat, but since dissipation
set in we're surprised when we
seo him not flat.'And talking about
lying on the Chem 16 lab floor-
that smell from a nearby flask is
sure familiar. But we won't say
much about Cam so ho won't get
in wrong with his gal friends,
VERN   THOMPSON-as   one   of
the editors, he's reticent about being talked about, but we always
wonder about those cousins of his
across town. Taking a course in
civil does more than teach you
how to hold your own around
bridges—you find out how to hold
your own in lots of other places
wo know of.
he's sober he can argue with the
best of them at AMS meetings—
even with our Educated Bill, but
just let him smell a cork, and he'll
sell Snake Oil in a Swedish accont
to the nearest victim. They haven't had to burn electricity at the
Science Balls for the last I en years,
because he's always been lit high
AL NAROD -the rugby field isn't
the only place lie does his running
around. We hoar he throws two
kinds of a neat pass. As athletic
rep of EUS he probably thinks he's
meant  to do all  the  playing.
HILL BACKMAN they call him
the educated Engineer, but the
height   of   his   accompli .hmeiil.-.   is
opening a beer bottle with his
teeth. We guarantee he can't even
read on a non-alcoholic stomach;
and we are wondering where he
got the money to buy a second
beer the other day. Suroly the
Alma Mammy Society hasn't put
him in a position to stop drinking
GORDY ROGERS - that tall,
blonde, good-looking prexy of EUS
is. unfortunately civil in both manner and profession. We wish we
didn't have to draw on our imagination and all those things we
hear about him to give you the
real truth. But we won't say any
more—cause he's pretty big.
BILL   SMITH-one   of   the   big
boys of the old Joe Blotz era. He
learned plenty in the mines, and
doesn't eonli'ie hi.s prospecting to
rocks. He didn't pick up that Swedish accent at a .smorgasbord, and
you can he sure he learned that
Scutch talk, from the real thing.
(And you < ,m include XXX in
not taking part in any extra-curricular activities this year—says
he has too much work to do. W*
wonder who he i.s working on.
STAN BEATON—one of the few
fellows who i.s both a brain and
a d--n (darn) good fellow. He
says he is deaf, but he always
seems to be able to hear those
sweet nothings being whispered in
his car.
JOHN SLATER—tall, dark and?.
In the summer he spends his time
chasing squaws along the Yukon,
and in the winter he concentrates
on the Kappas. He has an infinite
SKONK—runty,-blonde and beautiful. A Chemical who jits like a
real jitterbug. His ankle-length
Zoot-suit chain (stolen from tho
chem. lab. awl complete with bottle
opener)  really wowed the girls.
(careful on the spelling of Pinky)
our star cross-country runner who
gets paid for tapping telephone
wdres nnd who pays for trapping
telephone girls when his girlfriend finds out.
TOM FRASER-sf.arted to get kidded by Walter (our own W. Gage)
about five years ago, and has never
quite livpd it down. But he's a
good sport, and he'll do a bayonet
charge in German anytime if his
fellow electrirals need amusement.
GBR is a high-voltage man and
we wonder if he stays insulated,
or if he sparks with his Dream in
Blue. We have an idea he's a good
picker, and now he dances the wee
hours away, lie's probably quite
an oscillator (No, Joe, I didn't say
Dt)N BANNERMAN is a mechanical that we've heard about. Behind that quiet camouflage he can
really get steam up in the old
boiler; ami when he docs get u-
rouud,   h»  does   it   in   circles,   but
• O GOD it is a wondrous thing
Joe   Sclenccman's   first   mustache,
Its briStles big ure just the rig
For sifting hot caf hash.
Its rugged glory is displayed
So freshette gape with awe,
He matches strikes upon the spikes
That fringes his upmost jaw,
He sleeps with his head in a bucket
To protect  the pillowslips,
Lest he turn at night from left to
And rip them all to bits.
And, chaining in the survey school,
Should it be they're short a stake,
They yank a hair from Joe's lip-
And promptly all is jake.
• BEHIND an acrid cloud of blue
He puffs, and contemplates the
Of all his colleagues smirking
featui es.
And scorns Mich low sub-adult
Behind   his   newly-mus-led   back
Some bonehead fool essays a
And though their quips art unabated
His dignity is not deflated.
For he is of the stauncher few
who loom above the jabbering
He  sits  serene   and   unconcernlng
Amid a stench like rubber burning.
in the shortest distance between
two points.
BRICK ELLIOT-is an electrical
who lives wi,th more than electronics. Last summer he gave out
rivets to the passerboys; but he
can't give out passes to the rivetter
girls now because of a tie that sets
in on most Sciencemen after they
have had their fling or two. He's
a brick, so we won't throw too
many rocks at him.
JACK IIAMMONI>-is one of this
year's artists of no mean ability.
Tho devils on the wall that you'll
seo at the ball (and I don't mean
the ones peering out of the water
jug) will all be his chillun. And
we hear that he drew them from
personal experience. He's' not a
sailor, but he sure manages to keep
a string of gals at every table in
tho Caf. We sometimes wonder if
ho drew any of those attractions
that the walls of the mechanical
draughting room aro plastered
mund OK, but has been working
so hard lately that lie doesn't have
to clean up these mornings after
getting out of the Georgia gutter.
Wo have an idea who he's working
on, but we herewith put forth a
public warning that he's been very
conscientious on that triple still in
the Science basement. We have an
idea the profs know what's going
on, or why would the janitors be
sweeping him into the waste basket every night?
KEV McTAGGART- is another
of  thoie  bard-rock   guys who docs
♦ ♦ ♦ That We Know
"I've been misbehaving and my
conscience is troubling me."
"1 sec, and since I am a psychiatrist . you want something to
strengthen your willpower?"
"N. Something to weaken my
• •   •   »
At a dinner party in New York
a South American visitor was telling about his country and himself.
He concluded: "And I have a most
charming and sympathetic wife,
but, alas, no children." Then as his
companions seemed t o expect
further enlightenment, he continued hesitantly, "You see, my wife
is unbearable."
This was greeted by puzzled
glances, so he sought to clear the
matter up; "I mean that my wife
is inconceivable.'' Seeing that this,
too, was not understood, and
floundering in Ihe intricacies of
English, he finally explained triumphantly: "That Is, my wife is
Impregnable."     —Reader's Digest.
• *   »   *
. .When the co-ed graduates, she
leaches the age when her voico Is
changing from yes to no.
• •   •   •
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,.
He took me riding in his car.
What he did I ain't edmittin'
But   what   I'm   knittin'   ain't   for
• - «   •   •
Evolution of the automobile, according to the Pittsburgh Press:
1940—No running boards
1941—No gear shift
1942-No tlref
1945—No car
• *   *   *
He: "How about a little ride in
the country?"
She:"Not tonight . . . I'm too
tired. Let's run out of gas in
Redshirt: "Say, honey, what hav»
you got on for tonight?"
Co-ed: "Nothing that I couldn't
get out of for you dear,"
• •   «   *
Mechanical   Engineer:   "Do   you
know what knee action is?"
College Widow: "Yes, and don't
you try it!"
• •   •   •
As soon as gentlemen engineers
on^er a girl's room, they take off
their hats and coax.
his best to live up to the reputations set up by every Swede who
ventured below the three-hundred-
foot level. McT. lives happily, high
and low, and we understand he
has a season pass to the Alex
which you can borrow for a snort
or two.
ROD MORRl»-the biggest little
man ever to come out of Applied
Science. "Five-foot two, eyes of
bluo" and all that junk, notwithstanding Rod bas done a marvelous
job as leadliand in our Hallowed
Halls. Rod is a geologist, but don't
hold that against him. Geologists
may have a place in the sun although they are a trifle siuidy.
Roughneck at boarding house:
"Brigbam Young married four
wives in one day, two hi the morning and two In the afternoon."
Refined sw^et young freshette:
"Good nght!!!!!"
Roughneck: "It must have been!"
• •   •   •
Kate: "So Harry is teaching you
bow to play ball?"
Sue: "That's right; and when I
aiked him what a squeeze play
was, I think he put one over on
• •   •   •
A  thing of beauty Is annoyed
• •   •   •
They call her 'Checkers' because
she jumps when you make a wrong
• •   •   •
Then there was the freshman
who   thought   that   a   neckerchief
was tho head of a sorority.
• •   «   •
He (philosophically) "Why is it
that you have so many boy
She: "I give up."
• *   *   •
The main difference between a
popular, gal and an unpopular ont
is yes and no.
• •   •   •
An American applied at the Canadian recruiting office to enlist.
"I suppose you want a commission," asked the officer.
"No thanks," was the reply, "I'm
such a poor shot I'd rather work
on a straight salary."
. •   •   *   »
And then there's the one about
the Follies queen who woke up the
morning after the raid to find herself   fully   clothed.
"My God," she screamed, "I've
been draped."
• ♦   •   •
He came over to see her until
he knew what they were saying
about her.
She was trying to work her way
through college by selling subscriptions to the Saturday Evening
Post. But most of the little red
devils wanted to take Liberties.
• NEW dates have been
Bet for the pctures of the
executives of the Engineers
and Aggie Undergraduate
Societies. These will be
final and unless executives
turn up, their pictures will
not be in the graduation issue of the Ubyssey. Following are the dates: Engineers,
Thursday; Aggie," Wednesday. All are at 12:30 in the
• THE EXECUTIVE of the Arts
Undergraduate Society will
meet In Arts KM at 12:45 Friday,
February 12. The central executive
and the executive of each class arc
requested to turn out. This meeting
is important.   Please be prompt. Tuesday, February 9, 194S>-
Page Seven
Pringle Drive Starts This Week
Nimmons Play For "Taxi*
Tea*Dance" Fru At Brock;
Tag-Day To Be Thursday
• AT THE FIRST meeting of
the newly organized UBC
sub-committee to raise funds for
the Pringle Bursary, plans were
made for a concerted drive to
reach and surpass the $500 dollar
quota aslgned to the University.
Inter A
For Thurs.
• SINCE THE University gymnasium will be closed for the
remainder of this week, thus cancelling the scheduled Senior A
basketball game next Wednesday
as well as the Intra-Mural program for this week, and since our
Miss Eileen McKillop nelected to
hand in her write-up of the Co-ed
basketball gamcplayed^last week,
then Intor A basketball will have
to assume the sports spotlight for
this issue.
Fortunately, there is quite a bit
of news about the Inter A boys.
Both UBC teams, Varsity and
Frosh have made the playoffs, and
said playoffs aro due to start
Thursday night at the King Ed
Before their• last game against
Sparlings, Frosh were tied with
Varsity for third place behind the
unbeaten Higbies and the second-
place Gregory-Price team from
New Wesminster.
Frosh were not quite certain
whether a win over Sparlings
would be to their advantage or
not, because it would shoot them
into third place and mean that
they would have to play the
mighty Higbies in the semi-final
round of the playoffs.
Sparlings solved the Frosh problem for them by defaulting the
game. This boosted the first year
boys into undisputed possession of
third place and everything seemed
hotsy-totsy, especially for Varsity
(not to be confused with Frosh).
One more cloud has arrived on
the horizon, however. It seems that
three of the four ex-Calder boys
who attend UBC (remember the
saga of Don, Pat, Marty and
George) are not eligible to glay for
either Varsity or Frosh. Don
Petrie and Marty Martin had been
signed by Frosh while Varsity had
snaffled the services of Pat Campbell.
The necessary forms had been
sent in to Inter A officials and
everything was humming smoothly
when word arrived that the Lower
Mainland Basketball Association
had refused to honour the signed
forms sent in by the Inter A
President Joe Hall of the Inter
A league i.s working on Uie problem now and he hopes to have the
matter cleared up by next Thursday.
F. O. George Robert Pringle
... "One of the most
outstanding men in
the University from
the view-point of
character.   No man
was more looked up
to." ... Dr, Frank
. . . "He was a
scholarship student,
a truly great athlete,
an excellent   minister, and as far as
we are able to judge
from these here on
earth, the perfect
man." ... Mr. M. L.
Van Vliet
George Pringle
A Short Biography
The following article was
written by M. L. Van Vliet,
Athletic Instructor of the University of British Columbia, as
George Pringle's Basketball
Coach and personal friend, Mr.
Van Vliet probably knew him
at least as well as anyone on
the campus. The UBYSStY
wishes to thank Mr. Van Vliet
for his exceptionally fine article
on Georye Pringle, which we
think you will agree, sheds a
most illuminating light on the
life and character o /this very
fine man.
• A NATIVE SON, George
Pringle was born in
Vancouver in 1913, from
where he went to Texada
Island and spent his early
youth. His father, Rev.
George Pringle, D.D., was
at the time serving the coast
of British Columbia   as   the
Captain of a mission boat.
Magee High School had tho
honour of seeing George
prepare himself for entrance
to the University of British
Columbia and Union Theological College.
While attending the University,
he won his "big block" five times
in basketball and was considered
one of the finest guards in Canada.
In 1937 he was an outstanding
member of the Varsity Dominion
Championship Team. Also in the
same year he was winner of the
Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy. As
a student at Union College he was
awarded   the  Robert   H.   Morrison
Memorial Fellowship in 1938.
A past of his training for the
ministry was spent in a mission
field at Robsart, Saskatchewan
during the summer of 1936, and the
summer of 1937 at Williams Lake
in the Caribou. Previous to this
time, as a means of paying for hi*
education, George spent five summers in the Campbell River logging camps where he graduated as
a high rigger. Rev. George Robert
Pringle was ordained on the 13th
of May, 1938.
The Bridge River area (Bralorne
and Pioneer) was his first parish,
where one ten-year-old boy told
his father thnt Rev. Pringle did
not seem like a minister because
ho was such a good "guy". In 1940
ho was called to Peachland and
Westbank and remained there until
going into active service.
The untimely death of this illustrious graduate occurred while
on operational manoeuvres in tho
south of England on January 24,
George Pringle so nearly approached perfection in all of his
endeavors that nil who knew him
made the same remark, "Tho finest
young man I have ever known."
A shy smile, a determined jaw, a
keen and fertile brain, a vigorous
co-ordinated body, and a heart big
enough for any who needed or
wanted the love and care of a true
Christian—that was George.
He had a personality that sparkled with wit and friendliness and
a character patterned after our
Creator, Himself.
He was never heard to .sny mi
unkind  word  about  anvnnp. never
boisterous, yet always enthusiastic,
full of patience, yet quick in
thought and movement, gentle in
nature, and firm in his beliefs
which were so soundly based on
Christian Ideals.
Tho Bible suggests a way of
righteous living and George followed these suggestions to the very
He was a scholarship student, a
truly great athlete, an excellent
minister, and as far as we are able
to judge from those here on earth,
the perfect man.
Stop Press
The UBC Students Council has
vetoed (meaning last night) the
proposal of the UBC sub-Committee on raising funds for the Pringle Bursary to raise a portion of
these funds by means of a "Tea-
Taxi Dance." The motion to veto
tho sub-Committee's proposal was
passed by Council, BIU. BACK-
MAN, treasurer of the Council,
Til is action on th.? part of
Council came as a great surprise
and shock to those students who
were arranging the Science Issue
down at the Point Grey News-
Gazctte. The general comment
was that this move by Council
was high-handed and arbitrary to
the  'nth  degree
Hill Hackm n, dissenting member of Council by proxy on the
issue was quoted as saying, "If
Students' Council wishes to
make an oift-and-out contribution to the George Pringlo Bur-,
sary Fund, instead of transferrins
money   allocated   to   the   purchase
At first, it was planned to use
the proceeds from the Science Pep
Meet, which you are probably just
going to> attend or have just attended, for the Pringle Bursary
fund. However, because the Auditorium is remaining closed, it
was felt that such a move would
not be practical since Applied
Science 100, the new scene of the
Pep Meet, holds only 250. There
was a game scheduled for next
Friday noon in the gymnasium,
but that has been shelved because
the gym won't be available till
next week.
You probably don't know what
a taxi-tea dance is and probably
haven't been to one, but you may
rest asured that 'it really is something.
The admission is 10c for girls
nnd 5c for boys (sounds good already, eh fellows). When yo uen-
ter the doors to the ballroom, you
will be greeted by the strains of
music as provided by Phil Nimmons and his Varsity Orchestra.
Phil will keep up his solid sending
for two and a half hours, the
duration of the dance.
For each dance, (composed of
three numbers, two sweet and one
hot), you will pay 10c and lead
the girl of your choice onto the
floor. For the girl of your choice,
you may choose from, in general,
any one of the girls present and,
in particular, from fifty-odd
choice morsels taken from the
ranks o fthe Sororities and Phrateres, who will be present to
provide a nucleus for the dance.
Next THURSDAY, there will be
a TAG DAY to collect money
for the Pringle Bursary Fund. You
will buy your tag from a pair
of students, composed of ons
glamorous co-ed and one handsome Big Block member. Large
donations will be acknowledged in
next Friday's UBYSSEY.
of war bonds (Bill said this on
hearing that the rumour that
Council may make a donation to
the Pringle fund in the form of
war bonds'), I personally am'in
favour of contributing as much as
$100 to the fund. I disagree with
Council's decision that the
dance should be disallowed. I
feel that the Alma Mater Society should support this drive
The reaction of Lionel Salt,
former senior editor of the prize-
winning UBC Totem, and a close
personal friend of Pringle's. wan,
that he, for one, nad wen George
before he was ordained us a minister, and although he (Pringle)
did not dance, he made the rounds
with Myrne Nevison, with whom
he used to go around, talking to
his friends, and general I r enjoying
himself. Page Eight
-Tuesday, February 9, 1943-
Saskatchewan Takes McGoun Cup
The Science Ubyssey
Issued twice weekly  by the Students'  Publication Board of  the  Alma
Mater Society of the University of British Columbia.
Office: Brock Memorial Building--Phone ALma 1624
Campus Subscriptions—$1.50 Mail Subscriptions—$2,00
Science Editorial Board
• Dill Backman, Forestry '43
Gordie Rogers, Civil '43 Roy Deane, Geological '43
Bob Davidson, Electrical '44 Stan Beaton, Electrical '41
Sandy Buckland, Chemical '43 Vern Thompson, Civil '43
Al Narod, Civil '44 John Burton, Electrical '44
Charlie Moore, Science 46
Bill Angley, Chemical '42
Ken McTaggart. Geology '43
Roy Morton, Science '45
Len  Cox.  Mech.  '43
Bert  Elliot, Electrical '43
Vaughn Mos'ner, Science '44
Franc Joubin
Sticking to Tradition
• FOR THE fifth consecutive year the engineers have edited and written their own annual SCIENCE ISSUE. This
year the Science Editorial Board have decided to experiment
with shape, make-up and style; hence we give you the first
tabloid to be printed by the Publications Board. We have no
apologies to make to anyone for (he issue. We are proud of
our writers, poets, journalists, and cartoonists who have
skipped labs and lectures and ignored late lab reports to
give you your ANNUAL SCIENCE ISSUE. Take it away.
Guess Who?
If she calls you to her bedroom in the wee hours ©f the nite
An thru her half-closed eyes you detect a tell-tale light.
If her bosom heaves tumultuously, like the tide upon the ocean
And her voice i.s .soft and tremulous, betraying her emotion,
If her nostrils dilate widely with each gasping, panting breath
And her shapely body trembles as might one approaching death,
If she beseeches and imploies you as she grasps your trembling hand
To alleviate her sufTering — the tortures of the damned-
Slopping With Hairy Mann
• GIRLS,   is   your   lu»t   pair   of
nylons     nixed,     your     rayons
wrecked, your silks scrapped?
Don't try Use a bottle of Hun-
nigeam's liquid Goo and thrill your
Scienceman Lover. 'Remember--
"Hunningcam's for cunning gams."
• FOR    these    chilly    mornings
wear  a  pair  of   the   latest   red
flannel "Thcrmoscal" panties. All
.sizes from one hatchet-handle to
three axe-handles. Also Art:s-
men's  sizes for evening  parades.
• Tired     of     beer-parlors?Tthen
visit   the   Slip   Shod   Inn.   the
home of the pentagonal do-nut and
the Itypoc.keloid cruller. Their coffee will cure thai tired feeling 'n-
other feelin:;! also valuable fo"
removing serial numlpcr f'lom boot,
legged   slifle   i uh •
• A  TALI,   peroxide,I   Haifa   Me
was   out    with,    her    elite    bald
S>i|ueegee    boy-fi'ieivLs    room-mat'
the other night. As he shifted
gears he remarked that lie liked
taking experienced gins home.
When .'■■he shyly said that nhe
wasn't experienced, he said that,
she     wasn't     home     yet. Ann
don't forget those cute shoes
And don't forget tho.se cute shoos
I saw in Say-Son's today. Combination wedgies and skis -•• and
so darling chic—complete with
wheels  for  summer  wear.
V THE NEXT TIME you relax
with a highball or Scotch and
soda with ice cubes from your
trie, (fink a toast to that practical
Swiss, Pietet, He invented the
fust ioe-ninkin;.', machine, and
thus free' man from depending
on   ii.'iiiiral   ;ce  sources.
Mus Soc Stage "Pirates'
Tomorrow At 6:15 p.m.
One-and-twenty Redshirts
"Sing a song of slide-rules,
Of lager and of bock,
In the Mus Soc."
• THIS YEAR, as in former years, the Musical Society
membership roster includes a solid chunk of engineers,
twenty of them, and one Sciencewoman from the Nursing
course. (O Boy!) Science is represented in every branch,
except make-up and costumes, of the work which has gone
into the production of the current opera, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," or "The Slave of Duty."
Holmes Gardiner, Electrical '43,
has his gang of stage hands banging away like mad with their hammers "on floors, flats, thumbs, and
anything else handy, even the odd
nail. Rumour, unverified, has it
that the A-Men in the Armoury
were deeply shocked by the profanity audible at that distance.
Working with Gardiner are Walt
Goodwin, Mechanical '43, Perry
Hooper and Orvillc Ontkean,
Chemical '44, Frank H a n e y ,
Science '45, and Don Wales, Campbell Warrender, Alec McGinn, and
Roy Jolly, Science '46.
Science ha.s also crept into the
white collar or executive class in
the person of Ron White, Chemical
'43, vice-president, who is still
looking for the push-button he
thought went with the job.
Numbered among the Artists
(sounds good, don't* it?) are the
following pillars of Applied
Science: Bob McLellan, Science '46.
who has a leading role as the
Pirate , King, chorus members Al
Day, Ron White, Chemical '43, Pat
O'Dynsky, Science '45, Len Cox,
Mechanical '43, and Gloria Murphy.
Nursing '47; orchestra members
Ted Spactgens, Mechanical '43, who
i.s concert master, Chris McGregor.
Science '46, 2nd violin. Bill Sinclair, Mining '4.1, 1st bassoon,
(you're wrong fellas, it's a musical
instrument) Leo Foster, Science
'46, double-bass, John Carrothers,
Science '44. trombone, and Arvid
Recleston, Science '46, clarinet.
Deane Elected
Grad Prexy
• SUPPORTED by a well-organ-
ized brigade of little red devils. Roy Deane, President of
Science '43, was elected president
of the Graduating Class of 1943
Other persons elected are vice-
president. Bill Smith; treasurer,
Brick Elliott, secretary. Margaret
Buller; Valedictorian. Mac Buck;
prophet, Lucy Berton; class poet,
Len Cox; and class wilier, Buddy
Legality of the elections was
questioned by William Mercer
who bounced in when the elections  were being  completed.
I.OST-Book m Bluebird Library
folder. Finder please return to M.
Wingnto, Gamma  Phi table.
Here's The Dope
• FIRST nighters can see
the "Pirates of Penzance"
Wednesday night at 6:15,
which is exclusively Students' night. The ticket office
in the Quad will be open the
first part of the week and
tickets can be obtained on
presentation of the student
Tickets for the performance on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
nights can be obtained at Kelly's
on Seymour for 50c. 75c, and $1.00.
The Musical Society has announced that special bus and street
car service ha.s been arranged for
on these nights.
The production will last for a
little over two hours and if the
preview which was presented over
CJOR last Sunday night is any
indication, the opera will be one
of the best ever presented.
Female Devils
Announce Ball
• TOXIC mixtures of ether and
Usley's best revenue  producer
will permeate the air at the Georgia on Thursday, February 18 at
9:00 p.m. when the NUS hold their
annual dance. The nurses and escorts will dance to the music of
Fred Hollingswortb until 1:00 a.m.
Dress is optional and corsages
have been banned, In their place
boiitonnleres will be on sale at the
door for fifty cents a piece. The
proceeds will go to the British
Nurses Relief Fund.
Tho patrons are: President and
Mrs. Klinck, Dean and Mrs. Finlayson. Miss Fairley, Dr. and Mrs.
Dolman, Dean Mawdsley, Mrs.
• MURRAY was a redheaded hell raiser of
Science '4,1 He may know
something about some of the
minor explosions which oc-
curred in the Science building way back in '40-14l. Murray is now a FO. in the
RCAF, Huns beware,
UBC Wins One;
Losses One
• UNIVERSITY of Saskatchewan
regained thc much-travelled
McGoun Cup from the defending
champions, the University of British Columbia in the annual Mc-_
Goun debates last Friday night.
Obtaining seven points of a possible eight the Saskatchewan orators defeated UBC's travelling
team of Dave Williams and Jack
Hetherington and a Manitoba
team  in Winnipeg.
UBC's home team of Les Carbert and Dick Bibbs, third year
Sciencemen, won the decision over
Manitoba's travelling team of
Morley Kane and Bert Hamilton,
The McGoun Cup has been won
twice by UBC debaters; first in
1938 by the Big Four of Morris
Belkin. StrUan Robertson, Alex
Rome, and Alec MacDonald, and
last year by veteran speakers Robert Morris. Arvid Backman, Bobi
Bonner, and Arthur Fouks, who
obtained eight points out of eight
to take thc cup from Saskatchewan.
Corsages Will
Be Taken
At D4or
asbestos • lined Inferno
last night, Satan—proud sire
of all the little red devils—
regally decreed that Corsages are banned for his
Frolic at. the Commodore
Cabaret tomorrow night.
Interrupted by the reserved yet Impish Stan Beaton,
Secretary-treasurer   of   the
! Engineers Undergraduate
Society who reported that
| the coal stokers had gone on
| strike because they were re-
I fused the right to organize,
] His Highness stated that he
Intended to make his frolic
the most democratic ol all
dances—no corsages, dress
optional, price, three and
one-quarter bucks.
Flowers will NOT be sold
at thc door. A. B.
civilization  arm  was the  bow
imkI arrow used by pre-histori.:
savages to hunt their prey. Nowadays we often gaze on little Dan 1
Cupid—a li'l red devil in hid
own right—who scores bullseye.3
with his bow and arrow and one
masculine arm . For further details  read Mary Ami.
•   •   •   •
• THE SURETE   and   Scotland
Yard beamed when Lombroso
pridefully told the world that he
bad Isolated the CRIMINAL type.
But, alas, he has a psychologist:
and hence, very, very fallible. For
he did not realize that criminals
are made: not born. Today all
proven criminals nnd some innocents are catalogued by fingerprinting—a system invented by an
■F,nirishman in 1828. His name was


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