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      Published Twice Weekly by The Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
A Oanadlan University Press
The term means alternately wood-
shavings and onwards-and-upwards.
In the case of the subjeot now under
dlsousslon, the latter meaning holds.
The subjeot ia question la the Inter-
Unlveralty Drama Festival. Onwards
and upwards. On February 33 and
34, at the Invitation of McMaster
University, the dramatlo young hopefuls of Ave unlverltles, Including mine
host, will vie for Thespian honors.
Queen's, Western, Ontario Agricultural Oollege and Toronto have signified their acceptance, and they will
all meet to tread the boards together.
Western hasn't reported to head-
. quarters yet, and McMaster seems too
busy arranging details to bother about
their own play, but the other three
participating universities have everything in readiness. From O.A.O., we
learn that the Aggies are presenting
Shaw's one-actor, Our Lady of the
Sonnets. And dramatic manager
John Black adds the gratuitous Information that they have Just finished a successful production ot
Pride and Prejudice, and are soon
launching into The Pirates of Pen-
sance. At U. of T., the campus seekers and busklnltes are prepared to
launch forth on O'Neill's The Rope,
which deals, not with cigars, but with
a farmer family ln the Southern
States. Meanwhile Queen's will Invade Hamilton with a "fantastic comedy" about Spain entitled The Devil
Comes to Aleatras. The plot centres
around the maidens who go husband
Yes, it's Sadie. Whenever anyone
mentions girls and boys and love and
anything else that smacks of divine
passion, the pock-marked puss of the
dame from Dogpatch leers through
the atmosphere like some dream of
too many French-fried p o t a toes.
However, this space wishes to state,
categorically and unflinchingly, that
it is through! No more Hawkins ln
this column, be it Sadie or the Elizabethan admiral. February 39 Is the
husband-hunting deadline, but our
lips are sealed henceforth. McGiil
has bade farewell to the spirit of
feminine acquisition and we are very
happy. February, 1940, Is significant
beoause the ground-hog came out on
the second day—and went baok.
At the University of British Columbia, The Ubyssey, organ of student
opinion, has conducted a survey on
the recent ruling that the formal
dance be formal for the women, and
dress optional for the men. One coeducational suffragette Insisted, "I
wish they would make up their
minds." While the others oarry on
with the sage wisdom that there ls
class distinction ln soup and flsh the
rich wear tails and drive around in
limousines while the poor stay home
because they have neither the clothes
nor the limousines. It's the system I
Generally speaking, however, everybody thought that "dress optional" 1c
no fun at all. It should either be formal or Informal. What do you think?
(As if I cared.)
On the Winnipeg campus they are
quite agog over various things. In the
flrst place, the University Symphony
Orchestra, which made its premiere
bow recently, is quite a howling success. The staff of The Manltoban has
been Invited to take over the Winnipeg Tribune for one day. And more
than that: the young reporters will
have a chance to vie for the three
prizes of $1, SOc, and SOc awarded
each week to the writers of the best
news stories. To top it all off, their
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NO. 29
Illustrating graphically what the
well dressed gymnast will wear
this spring, Prof. Ernest Grant,
PI. D. (Doctor of Flaws) will deliver a practical demonstration of
gymnastics on the Provincial Recreation Centre's Program in the
Auditorium at noon today. Generally recognised as Canada's
greatest tumbling funster, Prof.
Grant wUl be supported by 38
hand-picked "Pro-Reo" students
In a  1-hr.  variety  gym display.
Display Of
Pro-Rec Instructors
Will Present Varied
Twelve young men and twelve
girls, instructors in Provincial Recreation centres ln Vancouver, will
display their gymnastic skill to
Varsity students today noon In
the Auditorium.
Financed on the Pass System budget, the performance, personally supervised by Provincial Chief Instructor Jerry Matthison, will include the famed European "fundamental gymnastics," advanced mat
i and springboard tumbling, attrao-
i tive tap and ballet dances, and daring box vaulting atunta,
This exhibition ia characteristic of
the "keeping flt" program whloh
reaches nearly 80,000 Pro-Reo members throughout, the  provlnoe.
In the absence of Provincial Director Ian Elaenhardt, who ia at
preaent in Eaatern Canada, Provincial Reglatrar Eric Martin will aot
aa Master of Ceremonies.
Humour will be supplied to the
first-class performance by Ernie
"Handlebars" Grant, chief of the
Vancouver Pro-Reo instructors, who
exoels in "gym-antics." It ls guaranteed that students will be kept in
fits of laughter by the athletlo clowning  of this gentleman.
Basil Robinson, who is responsible
for the Pro-Rec's appearance here,
urges students to use their pasaea
and witness today's dlapay by
the best gymnasts in B.C.
Tho Students* Council
wish to express their appreciation to the students
for their support at the
Alma Muter meeting Wednesday.
Freshmen Elect
James McCarry
Featuring usual frosh enthusiasm,
a meeting of nearly 300 first-year
students Tuesday elected James McCarry president of Arts '43 with a
clear majority over his two rivals,
Ted Stevenson and Chargo Campbell.
Sadie 'White was elected secretary, defeating Betty MoCaig.
Joyce Orchard was named Women's Athletic Representative by acclamation and Hans Swinton Men's
Athletic Representative on a seoond
Campaign managers Introduced
their candidates by outlining the
various   policies   they   stood   for.
McCarry gained office when he
promised the freshmen "the best
class-party   In   history."   Miss   White
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Play To Go
On Lengthy
Ambitious Premiere,
Thespian Reunion
While the Players' Club prepares
tor a gigantic opening of its produc
tion, "Pride and Prejudice", here next
month, lt ls looking forward to one of
the longest post-examination tours In
history. It plans to celebrate U.B.O s
silver Jubilee by taking the play as
far east as Regina.
Profits of the homestand and tour
will as usual be turned over to the
Alma Mater Society.
Plans for the most ambitious first-
night ever attempted here are proceeding. Professor F. G. O. Wood,
club founder, has proposed a silver-
Jubilee reunion for all former Thespians, and the Players' executive has
expanded this idea to a glamorous
Hollywood opening.
According to present arrangements
the Green-roomers will receive alumni ln glaring floodlights. Part of the
first act and interviews with celebrities will be broadcast as advance publicity for the tour. The Brock Building will be the scene of a reception
When the curtain goes up on
"Pride and Prejudice" in the University Theatre, students will live for
two and a half hours ln the thick of
Jane  Austen's  best-known novel.
They will learn the flowery grace of
English country life as they meet the
Bennets, the maddest, happiest crowd
lmaginaoie. They will witness a play
which was a smashing Broadway success  two seasons ago.
Onus of the production falls on
Director Sidney Risk and leading lady
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Mass Meetings at U.B.C., McGiil
Unfavourable to C.S.A.
McGiil Student Mob Upsets C.S.A.
Meeting to Discuss Delegates'
Reports of Christmas Conference
University of Montreal and Laval University have withdrawn
from the N.F.C.U.S. charging that it is undemocratic and suppresses student discussion.
VANCOUVER, Peb. 7 (CUP)—In a stormy two and three-
quarter hour Alma Mater meeting called here Wednesday by
special petition, U.B.C. Btudents endorsed by a 359-288 vote tho
recent decision of their Students' Council in suspending the Canadian Student Assembly on this campus pending the submission of
the official conference report and further investigation.
To play the role of the Duchess of
Plaaa-Toro ln The Gondoliers. One
of the most experienced singers In
the Musical Society, she had a
leading role In the Yeomen of the
"It was the greatest thrill of my
college life!" said Jo Weldon, who
reigned as queen of the Junior Prom
on Wednesday evening at the Commodore.
At eleven O'clock, she was escorted
by Dr. Currle, honorary president of
the Junior Class, to the dais where
her throne had been placed. There
she was crowned with a wreath of
flowers. Immediately after the coronation, the orchestra played "Josephine" ln honour ot the new queen.
Later in the evening, Class President David Ritchie presented Jo with
a compact as a gift from the Junior
Kay Evans acted as Maid of Honour, while Derek McDermot, another
candidate for the position of Queen,
became the unofficial king.
Two hundred and eighty students
were present at the Commodore Wednesday, dancing to the music ot Ole
Olson's Orchestra, and they pronounced this one of the season's best
Student Council Govern
Brock Administration/
Eligibility Rule.
At the Student Council meeting
Monday, a committee of President
John Pearson, Treasurer Jack Stevenson, Secretary Ruth Hutchinson
and M.U.S. President Basil Robinson was named to supervise administration of the Brock Memorial
The committee has been empowered to rule over Interests Including
furnishings, governing procedure before and after parties, and arrangements for extra help -when necessary.
Because of the inequalities now
existing In the enforcement of eligibility rules, the Men's Athletic Directorate has been given the responsibility of enforcing these rules.
"Bend down the Act II. backdrop!
—Have you painted that darn gondola yet?—Who in biases took my
If you should stray backatage ln
the Auditorium these days, anatchea
of such conversation would probably reach your ear through the din
of activity that Is ever-present.
Yes, the Musical Society stage
crew are hard at work these days.
First night is exactly thirteen daya
away and there are still many laat-
mlnute details to complete. Last
nails to drive, acenery to repaint,
rehearsals for lighting effects are
Just aome of the taaks that keep a
group of studenta busy till the last
curtain haa rung down.
The men behind the scenes—thoae
who make the setting of "Gondoliers" possible—who are they? Working without pralae or publicity for
many weeks have been Stage Manager Duncan McFeVden and hia crew.
In charge of the electrical department, that very important division
upon which depends the clever lighting effects utilised in Musical Society shows is the popular Science-
man, Garth Wade.
The scenery division, whose work
Is chiefly construction and painting
of stage seta, is managed by the inimitable Harry Campbell (only one
like him). Completing the stage
crew are Musical Society members
Louis Selkirk, Melville Hansen,
James Collyer, Eric Mitchell, Holmes
Gardiner, and Thurb Cushing.
But there is another Important
back-stage department, the "props."
And here Is where your writer has
done a very ungentlemanly thing by
leaving mention of two charming
young ladiea till the end. Mlml Schofleld and Pat Webber are busy these
days gathering roses, gondola push
paddles, guitars and other varied
These are the people whose work
you, the great public, will have an
opportunity to view In the Auditorium from February 21-20.
At Ofren House
Tentative copies of the examination time table for the
Faculty of Arts and Science
have been posted on the notice
boards in the Arts Building.
Students who find a "Clash"
ln their time table are asked
to report it AT ONCE on
forms available in the Registrar's Office. No change can
be made in the examination
time table after FEBRUARY
MONTREAL .Feb. 6 (CUP)—Wild scenes of disorder were
enacted here Tuesday night as a jeering crowd of McGiil University students broke up a C.S.A. meeting in the S.C.M.'s
Strathcona Hall. The meeting was called by the McGiil Branch
of the C.S.A, to present the delegates' reports of the St. Anne
de Bellevue conference.
The C.S.A. executive, unable to
transact the meeting's business because of the rowdiness of the students, adjourned and left the platform when the unmanageable crowd,
led by Richard Murray, seqond year
law student, pressed for dlsousslon
of a resolution of dissolution put to
the house by Murray.
Police were called to clear the hall
after the warden demanded that the
mob leave since there was no longer
any C.S.A. meeting. The studenta retreated to the Student Union building where they proposed and passed
a resolution "for the purpose of dissociating ourselves from the Canadian Student Assembly and to vote
on such motions as may be necessary to remove the C.S.A. from MoGill, insofar aa it la within the constitutional powers of the Students*
The "rump" parliament also passed a resolution declaring the MoGill
C.S.A. executive out of office slnoe
there was no -majority to keep It in
offloe. The meeting, at thia point,
was not authoritative, it was later declared.
The assembly then elected Murray
C.S.A. chairman and passed a resolution for the dissolution ot the C.S.A.
"in Justice to the greater body of
MoGill students and to the enlightenment of the publio." It also recommended that C.S.A.'ltea do their discussion in local apecial Interest
groups and demanded that the
C.S.A. books be turned over to the
Students' Counoil secretary-treasurer
and that funds be disposed of by the
students' society.
The resolutions passed in the Students' Union were later declared Invalid becauae the meeting waa not
called in the usual authoritative
Canadian campua history was
made this week as students of two
of the Dominion's major unlveraitiea
voiced their opinions concerning the.
Canadlan   Student  Assembly.
Here ln Vancouver the Issues-
were argued out at an official Alma
Mater meeting. They were resolved!
into a 3-2 vote, sustaining the authority of Students' Council in its
investigation of the subversive aspects of the C.S.A. national conference which were claimed to have
brought adverse publicity to the
University of B.C.
Highlights of 'Wednesday's meeting brought out questions of railroaded executives, and the non-representative character of the C.S.A.
as  regards student  opinion.
John Pearson atated that the C.
S. A. was suspended on the grounds
that the national conference had
brought adverse publicity to the
university by its reputed anti-war
atmosphere. The Council, he said,
was pledged to aupport the government and Board of Governors and to
oppose anything detrimental to the
war effort. The publicity obtained
by the C.S.A. gave the publio the
idea that the C.S.A. was representative of the university as a whole.
Alfred Carlsen claimed that the
C.S.A. here had not had the opportunity to submit a report and that
council should substantiate its
charges before suspending the organization. He reminded the audience of the part played by the C.S.A.
Introduce Novel
Students who pride themselves on
having beautiful voices ahould not
fall to take a "look" at them ln the
electrical laboratoriea of the 1940
Open Houae.
The aecret of the co-ed'a dulcet
"hello" will be aubjected to the
microscopic eye of acience thia year
when students step up to the oscillograph to see their voices electrically.
If you think that It's wonderful to
look at your voice, can you Imagine
what it would look like when it is
carried  on  a  beam  of  light?
Visitors to the elecrtic laboratories this year have their own voices
carried over a beam of light, and
then broadcast over a loudspeaker.
! Moat spectacular from the point
of the layman will be an apparatus
which gives the human voice control
over mechanical and electrical
equipment. The modern Aladdin
merely speaks his commands, and
the apparatus  obeys.
Chief centre of intereat in former
yeara haa been the Teala Coll, whioh
can step voltages up to about 100,000
volts and emit electric sparks for
several feet. The popularity of thia
exhibit haa oauaed Open Houae officials to feature It again this year.
This isn't all that the genii of
electricity has ln hta scientific bag
of tricks. Other interesting, although less spectacular, exhibits
will Include the teletypewriter, mercury arc refltlfler, the automatic
telephones, tin can motors, singing
arc, and many others.
Local Debaters
Call Down
U.B.C. Co-Eds
If U.B.C. Co-eds could have heard
the derogatory remarks made about
ihem ln Saskatchewan by travelling
debaters Braldwood and McOlll, perhaps they might be Just a wee bit
irate 1
The local scandal column in the
University of Saskatchewan Sheaf
gives a colorful account of the unpatriotic attitude taken by the two young
Demosthenes concerning B. C.'s fair
"The boys", the Sheaf says gloatingly, "were much impressed by our
girls .... one of them mentioned that
the British Columbia girls were most
uninspiring when compared with our
Saskatchewan 'queens'."
Wishing to appear sportsmanlike,
the Sheaf reporter mentioned that he
had seen the "Totem" and that it was
chockful of beautiful little bundles of
loveliness (those were his very words).
"It seems to us." the Sheaf said,
"that the B. C. co-eds were ne plus
ultra  (which is Hungarian for 'purty
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Issued twice weekly by the Students' Publication Board of the Alma Mater
Sooiety of the University of Britiah Columbia
Offloe t Brook Memorial Building Phone Alma 16M
Oampus Subscriptions, $1.00
Friday, February 9, 1940
Mall Subscriptions, 13.00
John Garrett
Arvld   Baokman
Jaok   Margeson
(A C.U.P. exchange editorial by Donald W. Dickson, Editor of The,
Xaverian Weekly, student paper at St. Francis Xavier University.)
ANTIGONISH, N.S. (C.U.P.)—On the eastern tip of the Nova
Scotia mainland is situated the little town of Antigonish, home of
St. Francis Xavier University. This university is only a small
institution with a registered enrollment of slightly more than
three hundred, but what it lacks in size is more than made up for
in its activities.
Back as far as 25 years ago members of the St. F.X. staff
were interested in solving the problems of the people, and from
the beginning they realized that somewhere in the realm of adult
education these solutions could be found. The embryonic move-
ment was more or less spasmodic but the huge success of even
theae small efforts led to the conviction on the port of the college
authorities that a department should be opened that would carry
on in a scientific woy the education of the adult population of
eastern Canada.
The technique of the Saint Francis Xavier Movement is the
mobilization of the people for the study of their problems. Mass
meetings are held, where the value of education and the study of
the facts in the situations confronting the people are put plainly
and forcibly before them. In this way a state of mind that might
be termed "neutral" ia obtained; it might be characterized by
humble or scientific—the necessary unbiased attitude that is the
forerunner of the search for real truth.
The people are then organized into little groups of five to ten
members who promise to meet regularly to discuss their problems
and consider the successes or failures of their study. These groups
are known as study clubs and are supplied with material by the
St. F. X. Extension department as well as through open shelf and
travelling libraries.
This educational feature is considered by those who know it
aa one of the best, if not the best, in the world. The basis of the
Antigonish Movement is that education, whatever else its contributiona may be, at least should enable men and women to live in
the widest sense of that term. It has been found that human possibilities range from the economic through the social and political
up to the highest cultural and spiritual possibilities, and although
the economic field may not offer the possibilities for the highest
development of man, yet it does make possible a foundation for
the most exalted phases of human life. In this field, therefore,
the Antigonish Movement begins on the grounds that common
people will soon tire of academic learning while their interest will
be unbounded in exploring their economic possibilities. It is not,
however, for this psychological reason alone thnt the Antigonish
Movement insists on beginning at the economic end, but because
of the fact that culture and even spirituality rest, in the Inst
analysis, on the proper economic and social set-up.
Now it stands to reason that group action is necessary, if the
common people are to improve their economic status in our society.
Co-operation must be the standpoint of the adult educator, if he
is to be realistic at all. Alone the individual farmer or worker can
do little to crash the highly organized economic set-up of our country, but as groups they can break into many business fields and
-eliminate the middleman for whose services they have so long paid
dearly. This has been done by the organization of co-operative,
credit unions, lobster factories, flsh plants, buying clubs, co-operative housing and medicine schemes, and other eo-operotive ventures.
The Antigonish Movement was officially started in September,
1930, and during the flrst year 18 clubs were established. Today
there are over a thousand in eastern Nova Scotia nlon, to say
nothing of the other Maritime provinces and Newfoundland. There
are approximately 30,000 people in the movement today ond indications are that the number will reach 100,000 before long. The
down-trodden attitude of the common mon has gone—his imagination has been aroused and he can envisage a new order of things.
Tho whole of America is watching the experiment and we feel safe
in predicting that the Antigonish Adult Education Movement will
spread to every port of our country.
•(Continued from Pag* I)
In last year'a national scholarship
-drive and warned against the infringements against free speech
which were not tolerated In England. He proposed the motion for
Val Bjarnason. C.S.A. secretary,
outlined the work and proposals of
the national conference. He charged
Dean Krug had only been at the
conference two days when he withdrew after entering only one commission, namely, that on conscription. He pointed out that the conference had only voted against an expeditionary foroe large enough to
necessitate conscription and that the
■conference had actually voted to
aupport the avowed war policy of
the federal government.
• Jribn Oarrett, Ubyssey Editor, replied to charges by C.S.A. speakers
that only a partial view had been
presented in local press, by stating
that all available new information
supplied by an unbiased national press
organization, the Canadian University Press, had been printed.
He also asked the whereabouts of
the report which, he intimated,
should have been submitted long
ago. He called the C.S.A. to account
for supplying two provisional educational reports which oould not be
used for publication because they
-were liable to change by the eastern
executive at any time. He warned
that   such   adverse   publicity   would
destroy the work of the former campaign  committee.
Don McOlll, Law Society president, charged that the C.S.A. executive had been "railroaded" into offlce
and that the choosing of delegates
was not representative. He could not
see what right students had to argue
matters contained in an order-ln-
council supported by the elected
representatives of the Canadian
Shellah Hutchinson, president,
came armed with a Hat of namea to
pi-ove the representation of the C.
S.  A.
Darrell Braidwood, L.S.E. councillor, aaid "We want that report before
we will accept the C.S.A." That free
speech waa atlll on this campus was
evidenced by the present meeting, he
pointed out. He -wanted to know why
the C.S.A. could not file a report in a
legitimate manner and why the CUP
was excluded from the conference.
He also asked who chose the 22 students  to  help  appoint  the  delegates.
Ozzie Durkin, Totem Editor,
pointed out how far the publicity
could spread and to what propaganda purposes it could be put by alien
powers   and   the   enemy.
Biddy McNeill, WUS president, reminded the students that we already
have a student faculty council here,
that we are still battling for the hour
and a half noon hour, and that council  was  the  students'  parliament.
These were the substance of resolutions passed at the eastern C.S.A.
Studenta at the Unlveralty have
been acouaed of apathy, although
anyone attending laat Wedneaday'a
apecial meeting oould hardly say
that "apathy" was the trouble at
that particular time.
However, there are many lnstanoes
in the past and they will alao ooour
In the future—as long as this generation comprlaea the student body,
In which thia outlook on life will exist.
A professor in this unlveralty described it as the strange dlaeaae affecting Canadian unlveralty atudenta today. He oould not understand why the youth should be apathetic. He felt, rather, that It waa
a complaint of old age.
Why are young people apathetic?
There are only two reasons aa far
aa we oan figure out. Flrat, Youth
ia essentially an Imitator and la
afraid to be original, secondly,
Youth has not a healthy attitude
toward  life.
He Imitates thoae leaders of his
day. If the leaders are found unreliable, hypocritical, or oorrupted
by avarice and greed for power, he
is deprived of worthy leadera.
If some Individual leader has lofty prinoiplea and ideals, and endeavours to live up to them, the rogues
of the world fear htm and subjeot
htm to insults and detrimental statements. And by sheer foroe of publio
opinion, that individual's uaefulnesa
becomes nil. Onoe more youth is deprived of a leader. Whom haa he
to follow then?
And now about the healthy attitude. Take our own oampua atudenta. In the morning they are In
auch a scramble to get to lecturea
that breakfaat la either.partially, or
totally  neglected.
At 12:30 there la a mad scramble
in the general direction o.f the oaf.
If the atudenta have brought a lunch
from home, it lacka appetite appeal.
The sandwiches are dry and uninteresting, the apple has developed
a shrivelled appearance, and the
cake   is   impossible.
In desperation some atudenta buy
lunch. If the crowd ia overly large,
tablea filled, and caf bulging with
struggling humanity, they give up
all thoughts of a proper lunch and
order   coke   and   doughnuts.
For the time being that satisfies
the qualms of hunger. And then
follows a chain of cokes, coffee, and
tea. When the student returns home,
he finds a lukewarm supper awaiting him or has lost his appetite entirely.
The night is spent interspersing
atudy with Indigestible snaoks till
it Is time for dream-ridden slumbera,
and breakfaat. And so the vicious
round begins again.
How oan the attitude of atudenta
be healthy—when (rising from the
source of auoh insecure general
health? And how oan youth be
anything else but apathetic!
•      •      •
Now that we have a Brook Memorial Union Building, why did the
Prom, and why will the Sclenoe
Ball, Aggie Barn Danoe, etc., all take
place at an outside plaoe . . . where
Is this campaign clean-up? . . . What
groups, other than C.S.A. are wondering If there ls any reality ln the
atate of "abolishment"?
And here Is a true story. A atudent waa travelling on a boat. One
of the crew, with whom he became
engaged In conversation, confided
the amazing piece of Intelligence . . .
the boatman had always believed
that "Manual Labor" was the prime
minister of Spain.
Jean Meredith ia now head girl at
the Margaret Eaton School in Toronto where she Is completing her
physical training on a two-year
scholarship . . . Doria Kemp of Arta
'39 will be a new member of matrimony '40 . . . Dave Carey ia In Seattle sponsoring the oause of the
M.R.A. . . . Stan and Roy Durkin are
loyal sons of Universitlea Oregon
and Minnesota reapectively . . while
Stuart Crysdale is in the east learning how to perform the church rites.
of Thorns
The presentation over CBR of the
Dvorak quintet for piano and strings
laat Monday evening oonoluded the
serlea of twelve broadoaats of ohamber musio in the program entitled
"Immortal Mualo" begun last November.
I have already dlacuaaed the
broadoaats In the Ubyssey of November 17, expressing the hope that
they would stimulate a greater interest in ohamber muslo among
CBR's audienoe, and endeavouring
to lay emphasis on the manifold advantages of the radio as the most
suitable medium for the presentation of thla type of mualo. And indeed, the programa have adequately fulfilled the hopea of thoae responsible for the execution of the
Despite the obvious difficulties attending the arrangement of auoh a
aeries of broadoasta for the flrat time
in Britiah Columbia, both the originators of the programs and the performers have acquitted themaelvea
with great auooesa. Of thla there ia
no doubt when one considers that
the broadcasts constituted an almost
entirely novel venture in local mualcal   preaentatlon.
Those in oharge of the programa
were not only confronted with the
usual* teehnloal problems, but were
alao faced with the task of seleet-
Ing and arranging the musio in suoh
a way as to austain intereat In the
long serlea of broadcasts. The mualo itaelf, whioh included representative pieces from Beethoven, Baoh,
Mosart, Haydn and several other
composers, had sufficient scope to
appeal to widely separated tastea,
and the interpretation of the selections was on the whole well carried
Mr. Arthur Benjamin, who directed the broadoaats and also participated in the performance of a number of them, added to their intereat
and value by giving brief explanatory oommenta which he prefixed to
each broadoaat. Hla introductory
words were of eapecial value when
they dealt with the leaaer known
pieces  preaented.
The success of the programs has
not been negligible, and those who
planned them are to be applauded
for taking one of the Initial steps
toward giving chamber music the
prominence   it   merits   here.
"You're the toatt o. all the regiment."
"That'* became I tend the boy* Sweet Cap*.'
"Th* purest form in which tobacco can b* *moh*d."
Alpine Club To Show
Mountaineering Movies
U.B.C. students have been invited
to aee moving pictures of the Alpine
Club of Canada in the Bayview school
at Seventh avenue and Collingwood
street, on Tuesday, February 13, at
8 p.m.
The movies deal with skiing and
mountaineering  in   the   Swiss   Alps,
(Continued  from Page I)
"Aunt Arctic Ball," the annual winter
social affar, la Just about ready to go
freezing its way to success.
The shoeshine boy at Hart House,
University of Toronto, Is an artist by
choice, a shoeshine boy by necessity.
When the men of the oampus are not
anxious for footwear aimonlsing, he
draws a canvas from under the polish
throne and sketches a landscape or
dashes off a hunk of cublstlcs. Every
now and again, a connoisseur will
chance across a good Item, and Stan
the shoeshiner gets paid for something else besides "shining shoes all
day". But as a general rule, he draws
and paints for fun. His latest commission is the sketching of a Roman
portrait for the local production of
Tlmon of Athens. This is his second
attempt at portraying the human figure. The first ls a red-headed wench,
done in cubes, and known intimately
as Cock-eyed Liz.
Now Playing
Nelson Eddy
llona Massey
Preston Foster
Alan -brew
Jaokle Cooper Betty Fields
loan Bennett     Adolphe Menjou
"The Housekeeper's
"Rubra o! the Sea"
"Eternally Your."
Necessary Prestige
Necessary Economy
AU Varaity Funotion*
SEymour 5742
Hot Club Will Feature
By Straight's Orchestra
In Program Sunday
While Gil Clark and his Varsity
Dance Orchestra enjoy the censure of
the Musician.' Union, another prominent U.B.C. musicmaker, By Straight,
will go before the members of the
Vanoouver Hot Club with his seven-
piece Jam combo next Sunday, February 11, at the Peter Pan Ballroom.
Straight, well-known Varsity basketball player, and drummer man for
Clark's U.B.C. band, will be featured
in the third monthly "Jam session"
of the local Hot Club, and his personnel numbers four University students.
Also featured on the program,
which starts at 2:30 p.m. will be collectors' records of the real.Jazz, and
an unrehearsed Jam session with several union men who have promised
to attend. Admission charge will be
Banff, Jasper and other famous
climbing and skiing centres. Tickets,
at twenty-flve cents each, may be obtained at the door.
Vancouver Symphony
Invites Students To
Sunday Performance
University students are Invited to
enjoy the Vanoouver Symphony Society's Sunday afternoon concert or Its
Saturday rehearsal at the Orpheum
theatre at 8:30 a.m.
Urging undergraduates to attend,
Mrs. E. E. Buckerfleld, third vloe-
president of the Society, told the
Ubyssey, "We regard the University
a_ one of Vancouver's cultural bulwarks and we ahould like to see a
greater liaison between it and the
Highlight of the forthcoming concert will be the performance of oon-
ductor-composer-pianlst, Arthur Benjamin. Coming here early last summer, Mr. Benjamin hopes to establish
Vancouver as a recognized musioal
The program is as follows: "The
Hebrides Overture", Mendelssohn;
"Roman Carnival Overture", Berlioz;
"Omphale's Spinning Wheel", Saint-
Saens; Benjamin's own "Cotillon Suite"; "First Cuckoo ln Spring", Del-
ius; and "Polovetzian Dances", Borodin.
Admission to Saturday's rehearsal
li 25 oents.
New Books Available
At University Library
Following ts the list of new books
now available in  the Library:
Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work.
Blood Grouping ln Relation to
Clinical and Legal Medicine.
Advanced Experiments in Practical
The Civic Value of Museums.
What ls the Oxford Group?
La Chartreuse de Parme
Stephen Timoshenko — 60th Annl-
verary   Volume.
Shagganappl . . . . E. Pauline Johnson.
Germans in the Cameroon- 1884-
The Life of Lord Carlson.
with a
Smart in appearanoe
Accurate in performance
A Challenger is alwaya
correct everywhere
Letters To The Editor
The following statement has been
received trom Shellah Hutchinson,
local president of the Canadian Student Assembly:
"The executive of the C.S.A. takes
this opportunity of thanking the students for their Interest and support
at the A.M.S. meeting Wednesday.
"A conference to discuss the report and to determine the future
programme of the C.S.A. will be held
in Arts 100 Saturday at 12.30. AU interested students are welcome to attend. Clubs and interested groups are
asked to show their support by sending delegates."
Stacey Woods, B.Th., and General
Secretary of the I.V.C.F. ln Canada
and the United States, will speak to
members of the V.C.U. and all interested  ln   Arts  205  today  at  12:45.
Sunday, February 11, a fireside will
be held at 6637 Marguerite from
4:00 o'clock on. Herbert Butt, Western Secretary, will lead the discussion. Friday, February 9, 1940
Dear Shades of Valentines
No doubt it will Interest you to know tbat a group of Phi Delts
and Gamma Phi Betas went Beltlngham-wards recently and, after
clearing out tbe Phi Delt coffers, tbe girls took pity on them and--"
staked them to supper ....
tf ti d
With the red heart day not very far away .... flowers are the
order .... and Roselawn, 724 Granville Street, .... have
fascinating heart-shaped vases with dainty flowers, roses and frisia
arranged within them .... carnations of deep hues en corsage will
show your pledges that you really arc pleased to have them in your
midst, and that your attention Is not waning .... for the Science
Ball .... well, that reminds us ... . the Sigma Phi Delts called the
bluff of one of their membera .... took him and a brunette Alpha
Phi to town .... all ready to stage a marriage ceremony when the
prospective bride 'n groom objected .... and back to the Science
Ball by PHONING MARINE 1036 Sciencemen can save themselves a
lot of trouble by procuring dainty hyacinth chains in blue, pink and
white .... a natty accoutrement for any swish affair .... and remember .... take time out from that lab and phone Marine 10}6
right now	
a tt a
One Musical Society lad is in the doghouse .... but he counts it
an honour .... the Radio Society are using him as the sound effect
of a barking dog and a biteless one at that	
ti ti tt
They're exciting, they're new, and very, very chic .... what
are? .... Rae's Clever Dept. shoes of course .... and if you haven't
a pair better get some before Valentine parties and teas .... at
.08 Granville Street .... our star reporter feasted her eyes upon an
alligator trim pair with maracain leather and gabardine .... which
she says is elasticized .... while a Dutch style which spells the lure
of dramatic youth and was prime amongst footwear at a recent Chicago style show is our choice for special afternoon wear .... maybe
that's what a certain D.G. had that other University coeds lacked
.... at any rate it caused a certain dignitary on the campus to break
down his policies and take a Varsity girl to a Varsity function ....
which he hasn't done in two years .... and frankly girls .... if you
want spring shoes .... you will find the forerunner of the season's
footwear at .08 GRANVILLE STREET, today .... in the middle
of winter ....
tt tt a
"Every man on Council bas a steady girl 'cept me", murmured
a stalwart tin god to us the other day .... come on, girls I .... it's
Leap Year . . . . I
tt tt ti
And now shades of Valentine .... put this on your list ....
Lora Lee Dress Shop, 2814 Granville Street . . . has the daintiest,
most charming of spring frocks .... in keeping with delicate flowers
and vivacious blooms .... all at once .... one interesting model
features delicate harmonizing of two shades of green and flowers embossed in white upon the full skirt and wide apron front waist and
skirt .... the plain neckline is buttoned at the back .... while we
think of it ... . one Phi Kappa Pi is setting a precedent .... released
his pin .... and had to provide five hundred cigarettes for his fraternity ... . for the early Easter showing . . . and Easter is only forty or
more days away now .... a little trip to LORA LEE'S will gain that
strictly tailored suit .... take your choice of soft blues, smokey greys
.... not to mention the always smart blacks . . . and as for plaid jackets and evening wear .... these are at special prices and are just the
thing you have been wishing for .... see you there ....
tt ti tt
And so for the bed-time story . ... it seems that a kinky blond
FiU arrived at the Prom sans tie . ... his reason is that he couldn't be
bothered . ... or then again, if you don't believe that . ... he offers
the excuse that be couldn't tie it . . . sounds like six of one and half a
dozen of the other to me ....
(Continaed from Page 1)
was swept into the exeoutive mainly
"becauae of her excellence along
secretarial  lines."
Cloaeat oonteat of the electiona
was ataged on the M.A.R. tloket between Swinton, Norm Armstrong
and Jim Soott. Swinton beat Armstrong by six votes on the aeoond
count. He waa his own campaign
manager, uttering the simple statement, "I make no promises."
Todd Tremblay acted as chairman and, assisted by the Diacipline
Committee, succeeded in maintaining a semblance of order, unmolested by the disturbances of red-sweatered individuals who lurked outside
the doors of Arts 100.
(Continued  from Page  1)
Nancy Bruce, who portrays the dark
and lovely Elizabeth. Nancy, who
Joined the club last September, has
wbn the lead from many more experienced actresses in the Club.
John Glen, plus monocle, is already
turning in a performance of Daroy
in rehearsals which packs Just enough
austerity. Lister Sinclair, who came
to our campus from British India, ia
investing Mr. Bennet with a delicious
The seventeen players in the cast
are rehearsing daily ln the Green
(Continued from Page I)
It was at this Juncture that Braidwood. or perhaps McOlll, (the Sheaf
Isn't sure) uttered a statement whioh
will certainly sear itself in red-hot
letters on the heart of every U.B.C.
co-ed. and probably raise the list of
wallflowers at the Co-ed ball by two.
The debaters declared "that their
board of publications spent over four
hundreds dollars a year having pictures of co-eds retouched" . . . presumably to improve their looks!
"Central Europe" will be the topic
of Leon I. Korner in his address to
the Vancouver Institute Saturday
Mr. Korner ia one of a group of
Czechoalovakian refugees who came
to Vancouver with what property
they could salvage or transfer, before their native land was overrun
by the Nazis and absorbed into the
The meeting will open in Arta 100
at 8: IS and is free to the public.
Trimble at Tenth
Students At
Rural Camp
"A dream oome true" ls the way
Miss Kay Mllllgan, co-director of the
Dominion-Provincial Rural Youth
Training School, described to us that
Institution's camp of 91 scholarship
winners at present convening on this
When we ventured onto the
grounds of the old forestry oamp to
learn of the progress of the school,
we were greeted by Miss Mllllgan,
who, with Kenneth Oapel, ts leading
the eight-week oourse. She very graciously offered to show us around the
oamp and tell us ol Its Inner workings.
The oamp, made up of members
from U.B.O. Extension Department's
provincial schools, Includes 47 men
and 44 women students. They came
from as far north as Peaoe River, as
far east as Flagstone on the Albertan
border and as far west as Terrace
near Prince Rupert. In all, 70 B. O.
centres are represented, not more
than three youths coming from one
Oourses In agriculture for the men
and home economics for the women
are proceeding under the direction of
U.B.C. professors and a staff resident
at the camp.
Dean F. M. Clement and Dr. P. A.
Boving of the Department of Agriculture, lead classes In the theory and
praotloe of farming; Miss Mllllgan
instructs dairying, livestock and first
aid olasses.
Although students take Agriculture
1 with the regular Aggies here, most
of the classes are held at the camp,
where the men have done an excellent Job of making a leoture hall from
an old forestry building.
After Inspecting this building which
lu furnished with blackboard, desk
and benches made by students, we
entered the building in which Miss
Vera Henry Instructs weaving and
handicraft classes. Scarves, belts, ski-
straps and suspenders ln divers bright
colors adorned the walls of the room
—all, we were informed, products ot
the students. To our surprise, we
learned that dyed flshllne was used
to make the garments. Miss Henry
showed us woollen animals and dolls,
woollen clothes and rag rugs made by
students, also.
The sewing room, where Miss I.
Stevens has charge, was next visited
on our inspection tour. After seeing
the practical Instruction received and
the results obtained by women students, we are convinced that similar
courses at U.B.C. would be endorsed
by all the men, at least.
Visiting the dining hall was, of
course, the highlight of our stay. Students take turns helping to prepare
and serve meals. Mrs. J. Munton rules
supreme in this building, besides
leading classes In dietetics and cooking.
Men at the camp learn things
equally as practical as the women.
Classes in motor mechanics are taken
at Vancouver Tech. Carpentry, furniture building and blackamlthlng are
arts learned under competent downtown instructors.
Sleeping quarters in the remodelled
cabins were found to be neat and
clean. Prom eight to twelve students
occupy nine cabins and competition
between them is keen.
A hospital where attendants from
the U.B.O. Health Service examine
the students dally and a gymnasium
where student programs are staged
every Friday night are buildings resulting from the extensive student
redecorating campaign.
Government at the camp is on a
democratic basis. A Students' Council
representing one member from each
cabin Includes President Eric Magee,
Vice-president Barbara Wager, Secretary Blanche Tomkinson, Doris Atkinson, Anne Purr, Frank Head, Bob
Donalson, Bill Popowich, Frank Van-
leberg, Arnold Humes and Kenneth
A co-operative store ls the product
of students studying co-operatives.
Shares at 25 cents each are being
sold and management by the campers
coincides with the practical training
being learned by them in other departments.
Officials hope the camp will develop into an annual one here. Working in co-operation, the Pro-Recreation Department and University
Extension Department are conducting
fortnightly schools of similar courses
throughout the province. These
schools  are   financed   Jointly   by   the
Biological Analysis of
Genus Studentibus — Male
By the father of a specimen.
Much speculation has been made
and some controversy aroused aa to
whether thia interesting "anthropos"
should not more truly be classified
as of an Inferior branch of the genus
Homo Sap. While the best authorities are undoubtedly prepared to
concede htm the Sap. grave doubts
are expressed as to Homo for the
reason that he seldom goes home,
oh, except to eat.
I have here preferred to grant
his singularity the distinction of
a genus (not genius) unique, that
of   "Studentibus."
Notwithstanding the evident singularity, tt cannot be dented that
In some charaoteristloa he exhibits
a remarkable resomblanoe to H.
Sap. He Is (e.g.) strongly addicted
to driving, and, in rare oases may be
found In oharge of an automobile.
Usually, however, he drives a vehicle of the apeclea Jallopy, Mortarmix-
er or Crate.
With thia chariot he may be aeen
in the early  (to him)  houra of the
morning following a hurried and er-
ratio oourse with frequent stops.
At eaoh stop another studentibus
is taken aboard—the oonveyanoe becoming literally a studentybus—until the springs of the anolent vehicle
are flattened so that Its body rests
on the axles. Then suddenly as by
some homing instinct, lt dashes off
furiously In a bee line for the campus, where its cargo ot studentlbl
ts rapidly disgorged.
One of the notable habits of Stude
V. Is to congregate eaoh day In large
flocks about high noon, at a place
whioh, In the monosyllabic Jabber
used by these creatures for Intercommunication Is known aa the
It waa long thought that this diurnal gathering was made for feeding purposes but modern research
does not aupport that theory. Deglutition, admittedly, Is practised, but
lt now appeara to be a comparatively minor activity and the major purpose of the gathering la atill obaoure.
Conjecturally it may be a spontaneous ebullition of gaiety—perhapa
aome kind of primitive Sun-rite. An
Indescribable pandemonium ot sound
is maintained and acts performed
which, under other circumstances
might be expected to provoke strong
hostility. Here, however, If a atude
receives an  overripe  tomato  in   the
eye there is aroused, apparently, no
reaentment whloh can not be fully
dlacharged by lodging an apple core
or a superfluous sandwich in the ear
of the original aggressor.
There ls some evidence that they
possess and know eaoh other by Individual names for if the sounda Jo
or Jake are shouted loudly enough,
one or two Individuals respond, leaving the reat indifferent. On the other hand any or all will respond to
the aound of 'hay': the Inference
from the latter la obvloua.
The snowstorm of debris left after
their gatherings is held to indicate
a very low order ot Intelligence, the
leavings being analogous to the
peanut shells carelessly dropped by
other Simians In the park, or even
by Ursus. Indeed, uralne resemblance is heightened by the grunta
and growla S.V. emits In lieu of articulate sound whenever his elders
attempt to engage him In conversation.
A  regrettable  faot must be noted
and  that   Is   the  presence,  endemic
on   the   oampua   and   not    unknown
elaewhere,  of a  aort   of   low   fever
whioh     from     Ita     prevalence     Is
thought to be highly contagious. The
dlaeaae  recurs   persistently   and   Is
never   eradicated.     The    germ    has
not   been   positively  Isolated  but  Is
tentatively    Identified    aa    that    of
'flatltls'   with   aotlon   oonaumptlve.
Fortunately   Its   symptoms   ore
quite   clean   there   Is   unmlstake-
able evidence of an attaok  whan
Stude approaches pater muttering
something like "needa kuppla dot-
The moat earnest research of
Numerologists, AberhArtists and
Perpetualmotlonlsts hm* failed, so
far, to produce a permanent cure for
this distressing and painful (not only to the subject) malady. It may
be chequed or, alternatively, temporary relief given by the application
of currency tn quantities greater or
lesa aooording to the severity of the
caae. The dlaeaae ia hardly ever
fatal and there la a tendency among
the more resistant to grow out of It.
Muoh work still remains to be
done on Stude. Vara.; and in the
foregoing it will be noticed that I
have dealt only with the male, to
whom my atudlea have been almoat
exclusively confined. Theoa forbid
tbat I ahould have to atudy the female of the apecies.
Secretary Thoth Reports
Minutes   Of   The   Mass   Meeting
•   •   • •   •   •
Council Backs Up Council
Sldelighta of Wedneaday'a atormy
weather  In Auditorium:
Studenta' Council exeroiaing their
right to vote aa membera of the
Alma Mater Sooiety. Rlaing to their
feet, they voted unanimoualy againat
the proposed reinatatement, and in
common with the other 359 atudenta
backed up the poaltlon of Students'
• •      •
People slapping 'good old Johnny'
on the back after the meeting, and
telling him to get some aleep now,
what with only four houra in bed
the night before, cara, ditches, et al.
• *      •
Then there was the humoroua
block of voters who 'whistled "Onward Christian Soldiers" as they
rose to their feet . . . and the fiery
speaker who accused the C.S.A. of
being submerslve . . . you can't
drown the C.S.A.
• *      *
A^id Is the C.S.A. a group of "alphabetical part-time revolutionaries?"
Don MoGill posed the queation, and
lt brought down the houae.
• •      •
After the show we went down to
watch the students charge of the
coke brigade. Frank Underhiil told
us that no less than twenty dosen
of the beverage slaked thirsty
throats ln a matter of fifteen minutes. A whole tub of ice cream did
the  vanishing trick simultaneously.
• •      •
And in the oaf we met Jack Mercer who ought to be given the "Of
All Things" column this week. He
knowa Dean Krug! Charlie Krug, as
he waa known to Jaok and thirty
other students who took .educational
Psychology 21 from him this summer, is a pleasant dark-haired chap,
Dominion and Provincial Governments, if continued as this year,
members at the U.B.C. camp will be
chosen from these schools for gen-
oral  proficiency.
Chief aim of the schools and camp
ls to produce youths better fitted for
leadership In our rural communities.
young, aggreaaive, and reportedly
very like an Amerloan newspaperman in every way, including the
way he delivers lecturea. Dean Krug,
who aprang into national prominence when he drew the pin from the
C.S.A. hand-grenade, waa the announcer who handled the entire
Maritime broadcaata of the Royal
Visit for the C.B.C. He gets around.
— Classified—
All cricketers take notice . . .
eleotion of officers for the coming
season will take place on Monday,
February 12 at noon in Arts 104.
This meeting is important to everyone Interested in cricket, and freshmen are particularly welcome.
The Education Class of '40 and
the University Branch of the Teachers' Federation will hold a party In
the Union Building on Tuesday, February 13. There will be dancing from
9 to 1, with Fred Hollingsworth and
his orchestra. Supper will be served.
Tickets, at 75c each, may be obtained from Howie McPhee or Bob Boroughs.
Lost, from the A.D. Pi table in the
caf, a copy of Pride and Prejudice."
Finder please return to the table.
Transportation available from English Bay or en route. Phone BUI
Cooper at Angus Apartments.
Loat: KE Duplex slide rule and case
—name on both. Ian M. Smellle, 5th
year Forestry.
Experience is not what happens to
a man. It ls what a man does with
what happens to him.
—Aldous Huxley.
*       *       •
People today are predicting peace.
That is the very thing that will prevent it.
The day is done,
I seek repose;
I take my glasses
Off my nose;
I snuggle in
A cushioned chair
And wonder what
Is on the air.
I touoh a switch,
I turn a dial,
I get this program
In a while	
This make of car . . .
. . . will flt your feet.
A good cigar . . .
... ls made of wheat.
No other watch . . .
. . . will stop decay.
So brush your teeth . . .
. . . with beauty clay.
Our kennel food . . .
. . . will give you style.
And so it goes
All round the dial.
I plaoe my glasses
On my nose
And seek elsewhere
A night's repose.
—Saturday Evening Past.
• •     •
Waitress: "I have stewed kidneys,
boiled tongue, fried liver and pig's
Pre-Med: "Don't tell me your
troubles, sister. Olve me a chicken
• •     •
Immigration   Offlolal:   "I'm  lorry,
but there's been a mistake here.
We've got your hair down as dark
Instead of blond."
Modern Young Lady: "Oh, that's
alright. Will you alter It, or shall I?"
• •     •
Professor:   "X  will  not  begin   the
leoture until the room settles down."
Small  voloe  from  baok  of  room:
"Better   go   home   and  sleep   It   off,
• •      •
Three slightly deaf men were
motoring from the north to London
in an old noisy oar and hearing was
difficult. As they neared the city one
aaked, "la thla Wembly?"
"No," replied the seoond, "this Is
"So am I," put in a third, "let's
atop and have one,"
Public speaking lectures designed to
train newcomers ln debating are
meeting with much success, according
lo reports from the Parliamentary
Porum, sponsors of the weekly classes.
"Membership Is increasing steadily
ut the Thursday lectures," states Bob
Bonner, vice-president of the Porum.
"Soon we will have to limit the numbers In the class."
The ultimate aim of the project Is
to train speakers for future McGoun
debates. Meantime, the lectures serve
to promote confidence In new debaters and give debating a new lease on
lite at U.B.C.
Several debates have been held ln
tlie classes. Last week, a miniature
of the McGoun debate was staged by
Bernard Reed and Donald MoGill.
Future programs of the class will
Include lectures from prominent
downtown debaters and interested U.
B.O. professors.
Now open for engagements. Phone:
Bob Murray, BA. 3748
Gil Clark, AL  0314R
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♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦-J************!-** English Rugby
Varsity vs. Marpole
U.B.C. vs. Meralomas
Soccer Saturday
Varsity vs. West Van
On the Campus
Friday, February 9, 1940
Rather startling developments have
taken place In the ranks of the Rug-
germen of the campus recently, and
as usual those amazing sclencemen
have caused the stir. With the aid
of logs, mathematical formulae, slip-
sticks, and other sundry scientific
equipment, the Redmen arrived at
the momentous decision that their
Infamous Engineers are of the highest grade of first class material as a
rugby team.
Emerging trom their murky and
fume-filled labs and flaunting then-
red sweaters in the face of the Rugby
greats on the Campus, they Issued a
startling challenge to the Senior "A"
squad, the substance of said challenge
being a contest on Wednesday the
14th, to determine which is the better outfit.
Intimating that they clearly considered themselves the superior aggregation, the Redskins further hinted
they would like the contest to determine which team should be chosen
to compete in the final McKechnie
Cup game of the season against Vancouver Rep.
Although this latter issue has not
yet been definitely decided, the audacious affront to their rugby supremacy has been gleefully accepted
by the Varsity men, who are welcoming the opportunity to squelch the
insolent lab  lizards.
Many of the men on both teams
recognize ln the. game a resumption
of the old-time Arts-Science fiasco,
which was formerly an annual feature of Campus activity. The Science
men seem anxious to play forty minute halves, the accepted length of
McKechnie Cup periods, and evidently hope to defeat the Artsmen by
virtue of their superior conditioning.
In this view, however, they will almost certainly find themselves sadly
mistaken, as the Varsity have been
subject to the heaviest training grind
during the past three weeks that they
have experienced at any time during
the year, and will be in top condition
for the tilt.
Both teams have agreed to play at
three o'clock next Wedneaday, on the
Upper field, and the game should be
a highlight of the year, since both
teams will be in there fighting for the
honour of their respective "almae
An admission of ten cents per head
will be charged students to witness
this epic of the century, to assist the
, temporarily bankrupt Science lads in
acquiring more equipment. Students
are urged to turn out for the tussle,
and we can promise that those who
do will not be disappointed in the
battle, as feeling runs high between
the two groups.
The Sciencemen are desirous of
continuing on their undefeated way,
while the Varsity outfit, heading up
the comeback trail, are Just as determined to hang up the scalps of the
Redskins as the flrst ln a long line of
similar hair-dos.
In connection with the rugby activities also, of late, there has developed
downtown a certain attitude by which
most of the followers of the oversize
leather have been led to assume that
Varsity is no longer to be considered
as in the running for the Miller Cup,
but as a lowly group of second raters.
So widespread Is thla opinion that
Hoopers Face To Face
With Elimination; Lose
To Maple Leafs 42-32
The merry month of February—and the air is filled with
mathematical chances, experts pouring over form sheets, and hoop
stars frantically figuring play-off chances.
And right in the middle of all this combination and permutation are the blue and gold suits of the Varsity basketball team.
For in absorbing a sound trouncing from Maple Leafs 42-32,
Wednesday night, the hoopsters put themselves on the spot, and
must win both of their two remaining games to have a chance
for a play-off berth.
Left on  the U.B.C.   schedule   are"-
Adanaos   and   Staceys,   the   league's
weak slaters, who usually manage to
spoil play-off hopes for other teama
by pulling off aurprlae wina. So
theae two laat engagements will he
doubly tough for the melon tossers.
The Vlietmen are almost in the
same spot with the atandlnga that
they were laat year. Again this
year, their rival for the third position is Angelus, known laat year as
Munro Fur.
The Angels, two pointa up on Varsity, also have two more gamea
scheduled, one with Tookes, the other with Maple Leafs. Should they win
one of theae while Varsity takes
both their games, the two teama
will be tied and have to square off
In a sudden death tilt to select the
No one will forget Stacy's gallant
stand againat Angelua last year
when, with Ave men playing the entire game, the Shoemen defeated the
Furriers to shove them into a tie
with Varsity. This year, however,
It ia Varsity who must face the
Foot-Fitters, and a loss against them
spells death to their play-off chances.
Wednesday night, Maple Leafs
visited the campus and gave the
scholars one of the best baaketball
lessons they've ever had. Smarting
under the memory of that one loss
chalked up against them in league
games, the Leafs hung one on the
Students' chin, taking them for a
merry ride, in one of the best exhibitions of fundamental baaketball
aeen thia year.
The Collegians were blocked silly,
as the "Varsity Grads" ran rings
around them with simple bucket
plays, and a sparkling passing attack
that left the Students groping In
thin  air.
Art 'Willoughby, one of the cleverest dribblers in the city, constantly tricked past hla cheek, flashing for ten points and setting up
many more, under the hoop.
After being held to a 13-11 lead at
one-quarter time, the Leafa, paced
by Willoughby, Bardsley and Matthison, Jumped aboard their highly-
pollahed band-wagon, and flashed
through the dazed Students, leaving
the floor at the half-way mark with
a  20-16  margin.
Coach Van Vliet was forced to
take Pat Flynn out of the game
when that rangy forward turned his
ankle, early in the second half, and
lost his effectiveness.
The last quarter saw the Varsity
forces crumbling before their desperate attempts, and floor-length
passes ln an effort to match the
ten point lead the Leaflets held.
the supporters of the Vanoouver Rep
squad are already predicting an easy
victory, are speaking of challenging
Victoria as soon as this is accomplished, and are speaking aa though
the defeat of Varsity was already an
accomplished fact.
Most of this erroneous supposition
arises from the fact that the last
time the Varsity lads performed for a
downtown crowd, they were admittedly out of shape and showed rather
badly beoause of this. However, the
lads have been holding conditioning
practices four and five times weekly
for about three weeks now, and have
whipped themselves into fine shape
for their next encounter.
With about three games coming up
before the McKechnie tilt to accustom themselves to the new setup, the
Varsity lads may turn around and
hand the critics a surprise by giving
the Vancouveritea a cloae game Zt la
our prediction, anyway, that the game
will be no walkover for either squad,
much as the olty supporters seam to
think  so.
Once again, Ted MoPhee, brilliant
captain of the Senior English Rugby squad Is on the sidelines. This
time Ted la out with a broken nose,
the result of a atralght arm In a
practice session. Last year, McPhee
was Injured during a McKechnie
Cup game, and was out for three
Rugby Fifteens
Swing Into
Renewed Action
After a two weeks' layoff, the rugby
fraternity swings baok into action
again Saturday with the Senior "A"
squad pitted against the fast-breaking Marpole aggregation at the Stadium.
The Ubeecee team meets the league-leading Meralomas fifteen ln a
feature tilt at Brockton Point, while
the Frosh outfit are slated to meet
the Rowing Club Seconds.
During their two weeks vacation,
the ruggermen have been put through
one of the toughest training schedules
ever handed to the fraternity, with
Trainer Van Vliet relentlessly pounding them Into condition for their remaining games, and that invasion by
the Golden Bears in Easter.
Big blow to the men of the handling code, however, came Thursday
when lt was announced that Captain
Ted McPhee, swivel-hipped five-
eighths, would be on the sidelines for
two or three weeks, suffering from a
broken nose.
The boys have been taking fnelr
practice  sessions  seriously   of  late,
and  when  one  aealot  handed  McPhee a straight-arm. It landed flush
on his delicate proboscis, with the
reault  that  the starry  skipper will
onoe more be watching the progress
of the  team  from  a  distance.
Nothing definite about line-ups has
been   decided,   as   the   brains   figure
Marpole   to   be  somewhat   of   a   soft
touch, and thus ripe for experimentation.
The Frosh and Sophomore classes
will resume their feud ln the gym at
noon today, and this time the excuse
in basketball.
Next Wednesday Science '43 plays
Science '40 and Eddys and Aggys
tangle one week from today.
Here ls the remainder of the soccer
Feb. 18—Arts '42 vs. Sc. '42.
Feb. 20—Arts '41 vs. Sc. '41.
Feb. 22—Arts '40 vs. Sc. '40.
Feb.  27—Aggys  vs.  Education.
Senior 'B' Win
First Game
OF Semis 37-29
With a smart 37-30 victory over the
West Vanoouver team of the Senior
"B" Basketball League on Wednesday
night, the Varsity bees went one up
in the best-out-of-three series In the
seml-flnals for the championship of
the Community League.
The bees took an early lead, holding the North Shore team to but a
lone field basket until well Into the
second stansa.
The students displayed more speed
and power than has been seen all
aeaaon. For the flrst time the collegians uaed the blocking playa
which they rehearsed so well
throughout  thia  aemeater.
Jack Wyard was the standout for
the students as he played havoc
with the Weat Van defense with
Al Young and Al Mensles blocking
for him.
Bob Flddes and Bill Atwood seemed
to be the only men from the mountain hide-out who could fathom the
new tactics of the beemen.
It was not the amiable Jumplng-
Jack Harvey Rees who did the work
under the basket this time but De-
metrle Elefthery who never before
was a votary of that sport.
High Flying Rees looked powerful
bad   In   the   blocking   plays.     That
type  of  game  Is  not  for  him,  although  he  got  his  usual  quota  of
5 points.
As Varsity have only another game
to  win  against  the  West  Vancouver
team,  they  are closely  watching  the
other seml-flnal series. Pro-Recs copped the first one over Pals by a thin
margin and  lt seems inevitable  that
the   Pro-Recs   will   be   Varsity's   opponents ln the finals.
Soccer Team
Play West Van
On Campus
With their University brothers, the
basketball team, sweating .under the
strain of a mathematical chance at
the playoffs, the Varsity Soccermen
are also tense these days, in a last
half drive down the home stretch for
the Silverware.
They, too, are entertaining slim
hopes of copping the duke, and when
they tackle West Van on the Campus
tomorrow, will go all out to protect
that meagre chance.
Now firmly consolidated ln fourth
spot, and with two games in hand,
the round bailers can Just beat out
the league-leading Kerrisdale eleven
by winning all their remaining games.
Last week, Hitchensmen trounced
Richmond 4-3, and played the best
brand of soccer the Blue and Gold
has displayed all year.
This week, they hope to push even
farther, and with their new men, Just
up from the Junior ranks, hope to
mould the team Into championship
form by the time they bump up
against the league leaders again.
Co*Ed Sports
—By Gerry Armstrong
What goes with Spring? Why bows
and arrows, of course! And now that
warmer days are upon us, Miss Moore
would like all groups of girls interested ln archery to arrange a time at
which to shoot. Lessons started this
week, so here's your chance, girls I
In the Senior A Cagette League,
we find our Blue and Gold quintette
entering the second game of the playoffs tonight. Inactive in the opening
half of the game. Varsity lost the
flrst play-off to Westerns. In the last
two quarters, however, they looked
like a winning team. Tonight they
take on from where they left off last
It's the last game ln which they'll
have Betty Bell, who Is leaving Monday to train at Victoria Hospital.
Also, the last game for three weeks
they'll have Lois Harris, who's going
to student teach in Victoria. So,
they've Just got to win . . . and will
they I
Little Jack Horner
Sat In a corner—
—The Manltoban.
It's a fact that no matter what
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The long awaited deciaion concerning Canadian Football spring
training has been Issued. A practice
will be held Monday afternoon and
all would-be players of the grid game
will get flrat rate coaching.
Varaity va. Adanacs
at New Westminster
Varsity  vs.  Marpole
at  the   Stadium
3:00   p.m.
U.B.C. vs. Meralomas
at   Brockton   Point
Varsity  vs.  West   Van.
at Varsity.
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