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The Ubyssey Jan 20, 1942

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 UBC Debaters Win McGoun Cup
Alberta, Manitoba
Crushed As Forum
Orators Take Title
• THE MASSIVE trophy-case in the gloomy lower entrance to the library is to hold, after all, at least one
trophy this year, as evidence that the University of British
Columbia has attained supremacy in some form of intercollegiate competition.
One Man's
apparently harmless, act
of sponsoring a "Campus
Queen Contest", Engineering
students at McGill University have brought the wrath
of a fellow student, known
in the Letters to tlte Editor
column as "Anti-Empty
Heads", down on their collective necks.
"Anti Empty Heads" calls the
contest "simply asslnlnc," and expresses alarm at the effect this
type of absurdity will have on the
general public.
"Why do not some of them daro
to dash into the King's uniform
and thereby not only win their
own self-respect but also'Hhe respect of others?" the letter continues.
Two other questions are raised
by "Anti Empty Heads." "How
many of our husky class "A" students are enlisting for overseas?"
and "How many are just shirkers
engrossed in the thought of putting In four years of college life
while  others enlist?"
Finally tho writer says that he
(or she) feels that these class "A"
students would be eshamed to take
part in the salvage drives being
conducted by the University.
"Anti" is no doubt right as far
as the impression on the general
public is concerned. The general
public quite understandably does
not understand why University
students break the monotony of
their studies by quite harmless,
but slishtly foolish stunts. It is
doubtful if they ever will, but
with so many major misunderstandings in the world today, the
matter might well be left until a
later date before it is cleared up.
Tho other questions are of moro
importance at the present time.
When war came to the Pacific on
Dec. 7 it became apparent that
"total war" must become an actuality.
Up to now college students have
been encoureged to carry an their
work and to prepare themselvea
for war service and for the period
after the war. Tneir position has
been no more favored than the
position of men of military age,
who have been permitted to carry
on their civilian lives uninterrupted, as members of the Canadian
Army (Reserve),
There has been no official word
as to what is required of physically fit male students in the war.
We do not believe that there are
many shirkers cither at U.B.C. or
any other University in Canada.
We think that most students are
willing to do what is requested of
them. And having decided to stay
on at University, no man should
bo eshamed to make other contributions to the war such as collecting salvage.
If government authorities are
indefinite in conducting a war,
can you expect anything but indecision on the pert of those whose
whole lives will be affected by
their decision? If University men
are needed more in the armed
.services than in college, let tho
government say so and then we
will know where we stand.
In the recent holidays we had
an opportunity to talk to students
from three different campuses and
their attitude was much the same
as the :;eneral feeling at U.B.C.
The problem of enlisting bothered
them. They had nothing but their
own judmient to go by. They
wanted to do thc right thing by
their Kini; and Country, but how
the hell are you ;;oing to tell what
is th.■ ricdit thin?'.'
Perhaps when the government
announces the plans for Selective
Srrvice we will have a clear idea
of what we should do. If they tell
us what to do and then we don't
do it. then people such a.s "Anti
Empty Heads" will have t, right to
their  claims.
The glory that once was U.B.C.'s,
feared dimmed this year by reason
of the ban on Inter-universlty
athletic competition these days,
found a new channel last Friday
night when the four representatives of British Columbia accomplished the almost impossible in
winning the McGoun Cup, symbol
of Western Canada debating superiority.
A little less than one hour after
Arthur Fouks and Bob Bonner
had defeated the Alberta team at
Edmonton, Prof. F. O. C. Wood,
chairman of the debate here at tho
auditorium, announced that all
three judges had awarded Arvid
Backman and Robert Morris the
decision over their Manitoba opponents.
Taking the affirmative of the
resolution "Resolved that Canada
do adopt, after the war, a policy
of extensive immigration," Back-
man and Morries teamed well tj
convince a small audience and the
three judges of the validity of
their case.
Basing his argument upon a plea
for the share of Canada's wealth
for the other peoples of the world,
Morris bore the brunt of the Man-
itoban's heavy  attack.
"Tnrow open the gates which
have been closed for the last eight
years," he declared. "We can do
no more — and in the fundamental
precepts of democracy, we must
do more."
Eloquent as always, Backman
pressed home his argument with
ringing tones.
"Canada has not the population
to work her extractive industries
in order to fully transform her
latent riches into capital" he declared. "Moreover, as the largest
exporter of newsprint and non-
ferrous metals, her population is
insufficient to furnish her with an
effective domestic market. Unless
Canada has an increased immigration rate, her internal economy
well be seriously disrupted and
her burden of per capita debt will
become   intolerable."
A surprise attack featured thc
argument of both Mnnitoban debaters, who challenged the "usual
belief" that Canada is "rich in
natural wealth."
"Our land is not one glowing
with industrial resources awaiting
only men to develop them" asserted Freeman. "Farmer after
farmer Ls living on marginal and
sub-marginal land. In view of
burden of unemployment, how can
we then issue the call for new
The difficulties of effective
"Canadianization" of immigrants
from Europe were cited by both
Manitobans, declaring that such
an influx would place a "fantastic" strain upon our social and
and educational  facilities.
It is not likely that those who
come into this country will be
'Canadian' in their outlook" countered Morris, "but give them time.
We need not worry if we look nt
such men as Roosevelt and Wilki<\
both of whose ancestors were of
other origin than ours."
Accepting an invitation to act
as judge for the debate, Harold
Winch. M.L.A., leader of tho official opposition in the legislature
made a hurried plane trip from
the provincial capital Friday to
make hia appearance in time for
the engagement. Burton Lewis,
managing editor of the News-Herald and Morris Belkin, publisher
of the Point Grey News-Gazette,
also consented to act as judges for
the   debate.
All members of the Big
Block Club are urged to appear in the Men's Smoking
Room, Brock Hall, at noon
Wednesday, for a Totem
photograph. Block sweaters
should be worn.
This Is the only date to
be set for the picture. Those
absent will be excluded.
No. 24
PepMget Previews BaUWith Skits, Kicks
Flowers Ostracized
For Red Cross Ball
Friday, January 23
405 West 14th Avenue,
Vancouver, B. C.
January 17,1942.
The Secretary,
Parliamentary Forum,
Dear Sir:-
Will you allow me—through you—to extend to the McGoun Cup
Winners and to the Forum itself my hearty congratulations on this success—
the second of its kind in U.B.C. history, I believe.
It was in the Fall term of 1929 that I founded the Forum as you
know it, and for the following ten years I acted as speaker of the House. You
will therefore realize how personal is my interest and gratification in your
success, announced this morning.
You have my best wishes for the continuance of this excellent work,
for it will assume even greater value in the training of men and women in
the strenuous days which will follow the War.
Believe me to be,
Sincerely Yours,
• ABOVE we print a reproduction of the letter received from Prof. J. Friend Day, former
faculty member of this university who was founder and mentor of the Parliamentary
Forum. "I'm afraid I don't know an end run from a goal-post," Mr. Day declared over the
phone to the Ubyssey. "Athletics are not in my line—but I shall never cease to be interested
in student debating; and this news is simply grand." (Inset, top right, is Prof. Day.)
Possession of Cup
Not Revealed Until
Sask. Upset Known
* * ♦ *
• THIS TERSE EXCHANGE of wires tells the story of
the University of British Columbia's attainment of debating superiority in Western Canada last Friday night, when
four veteran members of the Parliamentary Forum swept the
oratorical boards to amass a perfect total of eight possible
points for the possession of the McGoun Cup.
The clock in the deserted Pub-
lications Board   offices  read  10:45        preSent holc,ers of th" troPh* c,e"
p.m. when this reporter broke thc
news to the Canadian Press that
the judges had just awarded a
unanimous decision to  the  U.B.C.
feat Manitoba at Winnipeg and
Alberta at Saskatoon by unanimous decision, rules of the debate
scries would permit them to retain
team of  Backman and  Morris in        P0****™ °' the cup, as a result
their stand that "Canada, after the        of tho lic' for another ycar'
war.  do adopt a policy of exten- ^c nex* words from the Canad-
sive immigration."
By reason of time differences,
the result of the decision made in
this university's auditorium was
the last to be received.
"How did U.B.C. make out in
"U.B.C. won a unanimous decision from the University of Alberta." I
ian Press office left us in no doubt.
"Saskatchewan won at Saskatoon
—by a split decision."
That meant that U.B.C. had won
for the second time, since the first
win in 1938, after 10 years of debating drought.
Wo went upstairs to the Brock
dining-room to break the news to
the guests at the reception which
followed   the   debate.
That meant that the Forumifes Goofl losorSi the two ciean.cut
here had secured all of a possible friendly Manitobans renewed their
eight points, based upon the sys- congratulations. Sam Breen, first-
tern of allowing one point for the ycar ]aw studont ^M with n win-
win and one point for each favor- ning nmile when askcd if he
able vote. would like to wire back home:
But  the  McGoun  Cup was not "Just say that we were unani-
yet   won.    Should   Saskatchewan, mously 'skunked.'"
Males Spend
Spare Time
With Babies
• INVADING the .sacred spheres
of   thc   feminine   world,   twj
young men started minding babies
in the evening.
Residents of the Men's co-operative residence on Eighth Avenue,
the bpys, Tom McLauchlan and
George Bi.'hop. have formed a now
organization which they call Buttercup Enterprises (Male) Incorporated.
All efforts to discover whether
the boys' domestic record is up to
the standard set by tno women's
group have failed, as executives
of Buttercup Enterprises (Male)
Inc. are very secretive, about their
successes and failures.
However, if the boys keep it up
all the ye-T, they may make very
good husbands for some lucky
career women in the future. As
everybody knows, it takes a bit
of practice to learn the right wa/
to hold a baby, to rock it to sleep,
and — well, you know.
Five Films
Free Friday
In Auditorium
and varied films will be
shown on Friday night at*
8:15 in the auditorium under
the auspices of the University Extension Department,
with no admission charge.
Two of the films are of especial
topical interest; "Free France." a
stirring film on the -activities of
the Free French all over the world
and Hawaii, in natural color describing every phase of life on thc
Islands, including scenes of Pearl
"Invitation to the Dance,"
"Sheepdog," a new English documentary film, and "Night Train,"
a description of the nightly journey of the postal train from London to Aberdeen, round out the
evening's entertaiment of sound
* NO FLOWERS by request. That was the announcement
made today by the Red Cross Ball committee, when they
stated that the expense of the ball is heavy enough without
the added expenditure for flowers. So students planning to
attend the ball are asked to make a gentleman's agreement
not to have corsages.
mmm^^mmmtmm^^mm^mmm^        Prelude to tht ball, a Pep Meat
Thursday noon In the Auditorium
will feature some of the acta to
- ^ __ win  jvaiuiB wine m  uie acts TO
\ elr    Pt*OtTl be seen Frid*? night, and some
* *-0**'   «■>■■. V/J.J.1 that won-t be seen Friday night
ueen Bids
Jan. 29
Friday night
Dorwin Baird will act aa Master
of Ceremonies. An admission
price of ten cents will be collected
for the Red Cross.
•   DANCING at the Junior        Under the direction of George
Prom   Will   be   to   the       Jifel   new   leader,   the  Varalty
,     .        t Orchestra   will   play   as   Doreen
music of Ole Olsen at the     Ryan modela ^ brown ^^a
Commodore,      Wednesday,      fur coat donated as the first prize
February 4. in the raffle.
A preview of the can-can chorus
will include Bunny Arm, singer,
supported by Ave freshmen, army
For patriotic reasons this dance
will be subordinated to the Red
Cross Ball but Junior Prexy, Hugh
Ritchie, expects to have a few surprises in store for University
Nominations for Prom Queen
should be handed In to Hugh
Ritchie, A.M.S. Office, before January 28. Any girl in third year
Arts is eligible and all nominees
will be presented to the students
at th Pep Meet on Tuesday, February 3.
Tickets will be on sale in the
near future at $1.65 each or $3.23
a couple.
How to sell raffle tickets will be
the theme of a skit put on by
Orme Hall, head of raffle ticket
sales. The glamorous thirteen (not
unlucky) will show how a can*
can chorus can can-can. They will
go through a tortuous series of
kicks, splits and flips dressed la
short frilly dresses with long black
stockings that show a sizable quantity of bare leg in the true French
fashion. Sciencemen will mlmlck
the chorus as only Sciencemen can.
Politicians Ignore Call
For Nomination Papers
•   REMEMBER the inumerable resolutions, motions, and
speeches that beset the last general meeting of the Alma
Mater Society in regard to the A.M.S. elections?
Unless the nominations for these offices come in to
the A.M.S. offices in the near future officials fear there may
be yet another general meeting.
Nominations    must    be    in    the mmamm^m^mt^mtrnt^tm^^mmm^mm
hands of the A.M.S. secretary by 5
p.m. of the Thursday immediately T%     A f> T\     ±
preceding the election day of the IVCO V^TOSS   JrOt
particular office concerned. T dl» ^> <*% ff   rrs
smce- Loses #225 lo
(1) The office of president Is —   , - ^     *t'££
to be decided on the first Wednes- LilQf&Ty  Oftlllll
day in February.
and • CAUTION MONEY of 45 stu-
(2) The office of treasurer is dents will not be available for
to be decided on the second Wed- donation to the Red Cross in the
nesday in February.                              current  waiver campaign.  Up  to
""a)   The remaining offices are        Christmas $225 had been chalked
to be decided on the third Wednes-        against students for their failure
day in February. , to return books on time to the
Then:— library. One sudent owed over $13.
You must have your nominations in for According  to  Sutherland Horn,
(1) President, by January 29. A.M.S. accountant, only 400 waiv-
(2) Treasurer, by February 5. crs have been signed to date. This
(3) Other offices by February is half the number signed last year
12. and far blow the 900 in 1939-40.
Joe Kinloch Mothers
Machine For Engineers
•   JOE KINLOCH pointed with pride at the machines.
Shaping machines, milling machines, turning lathes, the
names came rolling out endlessly as he pointed to numerous odd-shaped heaps of metal on the floor.
Joe looks after U.B.C.'s up-to- mmmm—mmmmmmmm—mmmmm^
date machine shop, behind the
bus depot, a place not many of us
ever have a chance to see. Joe,
who speaks with a sharp burr,
was busy making patterns for a
hydraulic dynamometer (brake to
the non-mechanical) but was
eager to show visitors around.
Besides looking after the
up close to the roof, a wingless
Avro fighter, relic of the first
Great War.
Born in Montrose, Scotland, Joe
served his apprenticeship on the
Clyde and then spent three or
four years on the sea before coming to Canada 30 years ago.
Joe is proud of his accident re-
ines, Joe also instructs students In cord in the machine shop—only
the making of vises, drill presses, one student injured in the twelve
etc. Included in the shop is a years he has been in charge. He
Thermodynamic Lab., where is proud, too, as is every man in
scientists ponder over BT.U.'s, an the department, of the high rating
ice-making machine, a steam en- of U.B.C.'s course in mechanical
gine,  diesel engine, and, hanging       engineering. Page Two-
• From The Editor's Pen » » »
I.S.S. Challenge
Next month, during the week of February 16-21, students will be called upon to
support another War Aid Council sponsored
drive for funds—this time for the International Student Service, commonly known as
I.S.S. On the opposite page some of the
achiements already accomplished by this
world-wide organization during this war are
The I.S.S. functions, much as does the
Red Cross, in all countries, ministering primarily to the needs of university students
who have been deprived of the privileges
we still enjoy and to those who, as a result
of their active participation, are prisoners
in belligerent countries. The Service is not
hampered by national boundaries, operating
with equal zeal in, Germany and Canada.
One example of the work the I.S.S. is
doing in Germany is the word received from
Ralph Henderson, popular U.B.C. grad now
a prisoner of war there. "Hunk" relates that
he is attending university classes given by
men in his prison camp. I.S.S. provides the
funds and facilities for this enterprise.
Last year several other Canadian universities contributed to the $2,300 raised in
Canada for the I.S.S. This term U.B.C. will
be added to the list of contributing universities, helping the I.S.S. to reach its new
objective of $4000 from students of this
Here is the challenge thrown out by
self-sacrificing I.S.S. workers, our representatives in far-off lands:
"Students in China have seen their universities blown to bits, their libraries burned, their laboratories smashed. One thing
only has not been smashed. Their spirit is
unconquerable. They endure famine, sickness, cold, hunger—yet they go on.
"In prisoner and internee camps in
Europe students are in sore need. They are
in the backwash of war. They have a deadening sense of defeat. The future presents
no hope.
"The intellectual and spiritual leadership of two continents must not be blotted
"Here is our opportunity to keep intellects and spirits alive, to lay the groundwork for intelligent, friendly action in the
"If we fail here, our whole struggle is
in vain."
Bouquets To Debaters
Congratulations are in order for the
four debaters who Friday night made a clean
sweep of the forensic front to bring the battered old McGoun Cup, emblematic of Western Canadian inter-collegiate debate supremacy for the past sixteen years, to U.B.C.
for the second time in its history.
Especially is the feat accomplished by
Bob Morris, Arvid Backman, Bob Bonner
and Arthur Fouks one of outstanding merit
when the record of debating on our campus
this year is considered. The handful who
attended the home stand against the Manitoba team in the Auditorium Friday night
is an example of the low ebb of popularity
to which this noble art has fallen. Let us
hope that the stimulus of a McGoun Cup
triumph will mark the revival of debating
to its rightful position at U.B.C.
The team of Bonner and Fouks, which
blanked the Alberta student orators in Edmonton, is well-known on this campus. Both
veteran McGoun contestants, they have
crowned a long debating career with this
highest honor.
Morris and Backman, both former members of the editorial staff of the Publications
Board, paired for the first time to meet the
Manitoban invasion. The former is Bonner's
successor in the office of L.S.E. president,
while Backman has the distinction of being
the only scienceman ever to gain a place on
a U.B.C. McGoun team.
The Mummery
by Jabez
• RECENT publicity photos of U.B.C.
chorus girls displaying their talents
serve to remind one that, on this continent,
the celebrity of a college of learning is largely dependent upon the pulchritude, amplitude and degree of visibility of the nether
limbs and other physical accoutrements of
its co-eds.
This fact has never been fully appreciated at our university.
Academic pursuits have been allowed
to overshadow the exploitation of our natural resources, with the result that LIFE,
other distinguished magazines have completely ignored us.
The only notable publicity we have had
along these lines has been bad. A few years
ago, Professor Riddehough, a classical scholar, incautiously voiced the opinion to his
class that U.B.C. co-eds waddled. The furor
which this simple statement occasioned overwhelmed everyone, including Professor Riddehough. Down-town papers came out with
banner head-lines, blaring something like:
The papers were peppered with pictures
of allegedly waddling women students,
whose centre of interest was obviously south
of the border. The pictures', that is.
But much of the current apathy toward
our co-eds may be traced to the Canadian
habit of tardily aping the American fads in
everything from stop-lights to step-ins, so
that we are presented with the depressing
spectacle of our superannuated sirens running around the campus with reproduction
in their eye, wearing jackets that are too
long and skirts that are too short, which
they will doubtless continue to wear some
time after the vogue has changed to jackets
that are too short and skirts that are too
long, and which, in the interim, saddle them
with a beam that would make the RODNEY
blush to tho turrets with envy.
Thoiv   aiv.   however,   other   approved
methods ol' glamorizing a college.  One popu
lar way is for all the men to get together
and draw up a document stating that "we,
the undersigned 1500 men of the University
of British Columbia, have chosen you, Miss
Carmen La Glupp, the Hollywood Pullover
Queen, as the girl with whom we should
most enjoy being trapped alone in an abandoned mine shaft."
This is sure-fire. Because, eventually,
the newspapers will come out with a studio
publicity release, in which we have a picture
of Miss La Glupp, pullovered to the hilt,
simpering over her outstanding achievements. Underneath this we read: "Miss Carmen La Glupp, (above), now starring in the
Monstrous Pictures Corp. epic, "Three in a
Bed", wiri soon appear in the stirring sequel,
"The Mattress Murder Case". Miss La
Glupp was recently chosen by 15,000 panting
men students of the University of British
Columbia as the girl with whom they would
most enjoy being cast adrift in an open lifeboat."
The difficulty here, of course, is that all
the most attractive movie stars have already
been snapped up by other larger, more aggressive American colleges, (Columbia—
Madeleine Carroll; Princeton—Lana Turner,
etc.), so that a small, Johnny-come-lately
institution like ours would, by process of
elimination, be obliged to yearn to be cast
up on an island with someone like Edna
May Oliver, in the case of the boys, or C.
Aubrey Smith, in that of the girls.
Still a third way to dramatize a college
is to have an Extraordinary Professor in the
faculty: someone who goes on quiz programs,
swallows mice, or rides a bicycle round and
round a tank. Dr. Sedgewick, a professor
of English at this university, has a radio
program, but persists in using his time for
sober discussions of literature, and without
use of dialect. Until Dr. Sedgewick learns
to sprinkle his program with clever stooges,
door-knocks, and a swing trio, to acquire
some snappy sign-off, like 'So long, evubody',
and to blend his erudite analysis of poetry
with unqualified praise of some crispy,
crunchy breakfast food, this university is
probably doomed to float in the ooze of academic obscurity.
So, up tho Can-Can Girls! Let the gams
fall where they may! But keep smiling, kids.
There may be a photographer in the house.
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Editor, Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
I do not believe any of your
previous writers have been fully
aware of the facts of our Japanese
Let us remember that unlike
other minority groups, the loyal
Japanese have never separated
themselves from their own fascist! factions. Morover, fascists are
in control of a great many Japanese organizations. .Hence we
have a possible dangerous fifth
What effect will the government
ruling that all Japanese nationals
of military age be removed from
defense areas have? Isn't a person
of 17 as capable of sabotage as one
of 18'.' Wouldn't any fifth columnist take out natur; lization papers?
What effect is the splitting up of
homes going to have?
Tho only solution I can sec to
this problem is to move all Japanese away from the coast, not to be
put in any concentration camps,
but to be put to some useful work
Students who are moved must be
given   educational   facilities.
Thin is not meant to stir up racial hatred but thc defence of our
country must come first. Loyal
Japanese must realize that such
a move will protect them from any
demonstrations. The best way
their loyalty to their adopted
country can be shown is to demand mass education.
—J. F. Currie.
•   •   •   •
Ah! full, red flower, why blanch
ye so?
Why clutch ye rail when whistles
Why bug yc eyes when tug swims
Why roll ye socks in late July?
Why wave ye arms when seagulls
Ye surely know ye cannot hide.
Why toss ye on the waters bread"
When all returns on ye own head.'
Sweet mistress of  the eastbound
scow, LI.
Why fight ye with that deck-chair
Explains away our heavy draught?
That's all.
LOST: Pair of blue mittens. Last
seen in Arts 100 about three
weeks ago. Please reium to
Lucy Berton, Pub office as my
hands are getting cold and you
wouldn't want me to get chilblain.,   v, i-tild   von?
•A Year Ago..   • Sign Board
• BARE LEGS featured the week
ending January 24, 1941, when
thirteen nufie limbed sorority
girls drew the greatest crowd ever
into and around the Auditorium
as they gave a preview of their
Red Cross Ball chorus routine . .
Even the Pub couldn't stand tho
strain, and the Date Bureau for
the same event had to be moved
to the Quad . . January 22 became
Self Denial day as students guzzled over 100 cases of coke at the
regular prices for the Red Cross . .
Professor F. G. C. Wood received
one of eleven annual wards given
to Canadians for their services to
dramatic art . . One hundred stalwart men entered the Ubyssey
Chink Tournament . . Government
questionnaires on student employment were distributed during lectures and filled out by nearly all.
• THE UBYSSEY, in the interest of science, reprints the following which was solemnly presented to us as ''An Aggie's First
Essay." Thus encouraging the
author, we trust that it may be
his last.
The BIRD I am going to write
about is the owl. The owl cannot
sec at all In the daytime, and at
night is as blind as a bat. I dbn't
know much about the owl, so I
will go on to the beast which I
am to choose. It is the cw.
The cow is a mammal and it is
tame. It has six sides: right, left,
fore, back, and upper and a bolow.
It has a tail on which hangs a
brush. With this it sends flics
away, so that they will not fall
into the milk.
THE HEAD is for the purpose of
growing horns, and so that the
mouth can be somewheic. The
horns are to but', with. The mouth
is to moo with.
Under the Cow hangs the milk.
It is arranged for milking. When
people milk, the milk comes, and
there Is never an end to the supply. How the cow does it, I have
not yet realized, but it makes more
and  more.
The Cow has a fine sense of
smell. One can smell it far away.
This is the reason for the fresh
air of the country.
The Cow does not eat much, but
what it eats it eats twice so that
it gets enough. When it is hungry
it moos and when it says nothing
it is because all its inside is full
up of grass.
The Man Cow is called the Ox,
it is not a mammal. That is enough
about the ox.
• *    «    ♦
Down the stone stairs
Gills   with   their   large   eyes  wide
with  tragedy
Lift looks if shocked and momentous emotion up at me.
And I smile.
Stepping  like birds with their
bright and pointed feet
Peer anxiously forth,  as if  for a
biat to carry them out of the
And among the wreck of thc
theatre crowd
I stand and smile.
They take tragedy so becomingly;
Which   please   me.
But when I meet the weary eyes
The reddened, aching eyes of the
bar-man with thin arms
I am glad to go back where I came
—D. H. Lawrence.
• •   •   •
Close your eyes, my love, let me
make you blind!
They have tau»ht you to se.
Only problems written on the face
of things,
And algebra in the eyes of desirous men,
And God like geometry
Tangling his circles, to baffle you
and me.
I would kiss you over the eyes till
I kissed you blind;
If I could — if anyone could!
Then  perhaps  in the  dark  you'rt
The solution that, ever is much too
get what you want to iind:
deep for the mind;
Dissolved in the blood . . .
That I am the hart and you are
the gentle hind.
—D. H. Lawrence.
m mam m
he a mm
&2   HE3@HH
the Crisis in Democracy," will
be the topic of an address to be
delivered at the International Relation* Club Wednesday night at
8 p.m. at the home of Helen Manning, 5550 Chancellor Boulevard.
Second term applications will be
accepted from students in the third
and fourth years, and business
concerning the annual conference
in Seattle will be discussed.
• *   •   *
NOTICE.—Attention Major and
Minor L.S.E, members: A meeting of all members of The Literary and Scientific Executive
will be held on Wednesday at
3:30 in the Double Committee
Room of Brock Hall.
• •   •   »
NOTICE: The Waiver forms
printed in The Ubyssey will not
be accepted by the A.M.S. Only
the regular waiver forms from the
A.M.S. are to be Ailed out.
• •   •   •
LOST: Set of keys on a chain.
Return to A.M.S. office or Cameron Maddin.
•   •   »   •
NOTICE: A.R.P.: All men not
taking military training and interested in one or two hours a week
A.R.P. work are asked to contact
Jack Currie.
• •   *   •
S. Lucas, Professor of History from
the U. of W., will speak on "The
Aspects Of Reformation" before
the Graduate Historical Society at
a dinner meeting in Brock Hall
at 6:30 on Friday 23rd.
• •   •   •
NOTICE: A series of eight weekly discussion meetings will take
place during noon hour, starting
Tuesday, January 27, in Aggie 100.
The subject of the series is "The
War and Social Change". Discussion leaders will be members of
the staff, as well as several downtown experts. Any student interested in the political and economic
present future of Canada and the
world is urged to attend.
-    Tuesday, January 20, 1942:
FOR SALE: Scotch pup, female.
Apply L. Tierney.
• •    •    «
NOTICE: .Last red Westclock
Lapel Watch in Biology 1 Exam,
App. Sc. 100, December 15. Please
leave in Lost and Found.
• •   .    .
LOST: Black leatherette loose-
leaf note book. Contains Chemistry 1 notes. Return to Men's Common room.   Bob Wilson.
• •   •   •
NOTICE: There will be no mixer
this coming Saturday, January 24.
• •   •   *
V.C.U.: guest speaker, Mrs. Juliet
Wortz, in Arts 205 at 12:30 p.m.
• •   •   •
LOST: Black and white oversize
pen, on Tuesday, December 16, in
the Auditorium, Caf or Quad.
Please return to BUI Hooson, Kappa
Sigma table or phone BAy. 8135L.
Reward, (2.00.
• -   »   »
WANTED:-Tux, six foot and with
medium build. Cash. Phone Ed,
at Fraser 3371 between 6 and 7.
• •   •   •
LOST—From Fiji table in the Caf,
a grey and black Parker pen.
Reward   fcr   immediate   return.
Jack Gray, Fiji table or Alma
• •   *   *
NOTICE—A series of eight weekly
discussion meetings on "The
war and social change" will taku
place during noon hour, starting
Tuesday, January 27.
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DOMINION Tuesday, January 20, 1942
-Page Three
Council To Proclaim Campus "I.S.S. Week" Next Month
Drive In Aid Of
Student Welfare
Group Feb. 16-21
•   EDWIN ESPY, general secretary of the Student Volunteer Movement who is conducting a lecture tour of North
American Universities for the I.S.S., visited with U.B.C.
leaders here over the week-end.
• DEAR PEOPLE:   Josie's writ
ing this column to-day 'cos
I'm getting lazy, (signed) Joseph
Joseph. Now maybe we'll have a
good column for a change. I was
moaning the fact that I wasn't
going to be able to get in on that
sale of shoes at Rac-son's, 608
Granville St., because I was broke,
but since the sale Is still going
strong, with lots of good values
in Main and Mezzanine floor shoes,
Mother gave me an advance on my
allowance to get a pair. They're
all selling on the Main floor, and
that makes buying a lot easier,
with everything right there in
front of you. A couple of Alpha
Delts were telling me that they
were asked over to dinner at a
cute little freshette's house th"
other day. They arrived there
aarly, apparently quite hungry,
They stayed till after nine and
didn't have any dinner. From
what I heard I gathered that they
were otherwise employed.
* •   •   *
• SAY,  GIRLS,  didn't that false
alarm about no morn girdles,
etc., make you mad? I dashed
downtown to stock up on Saturday, but discovered that I was too
late to get anything except corsets
with lacing in any of the big stores.
But B. M. Clarkes, 2517 Granville
St., are always reliable, and I discovered that they have a good selection of all sorts Of corsetry, and
especially all-elastic girdles, the
kind that really Is going off the
market. Besides that there's all
kinds of part elastic girdles, cor-
selettes, corsets and brasierres. It
was announced over the P. A. system at the Zete pledge party that
another bespectacled Zete had finally persuaded that little Theta
to say yes . . . The two concerned
didn't know anything about it until it was announced, but they
made no attempts to deny it . . .
•   •   *   •
• WAS I EVER thrilled the other
day when my parents decided
to .surprise me by getting me a
new evening dress for the Red
Cross 'Ball on Friday. I got it at
the Rose Marie Dress Shoppe, 2183
West 41st Avenue. It's reany darling. There's a sale of lovely
dresses and coats at Rose Marie's,
and especially of evening dresses,
with ;s much as a third off some
of them. So stun thc crowd at the
Red Cross Ball with one of these
gorgeous creations, and at a lower price too . . . That Beta with
the girl friend wiio used to carry
a hat pin is having trouble again.
The deer girl takes a pet rabbit
to bed every night and then tells
her smooth-haired swain that he
needs more rabbit characteristics.
He swears he's developing a rabbit complex . . . And our apologie;
to Kappas and Zetes for misleading information wc recently printed in good faith.
* •   *   •
• DID   YOU  ever   see   anything
like the lovely collection of
sweaters and skirts and tweeds
and all the other beautiful English and Scotch wools as in George
Straith's Ltd., 905 Georgia St.?
These British materials are so fine
and so beautifully woven that it's
a thrill just to look at them. I
don't know if you knew, but
Straith's have perfumes too. One
specialty is their 905 which ijs
specially made up for them and
another comes from Scotland with
all thc scent of Scotch heather,
and that outdoorsy tang. A dark
bespectacled Zete was having 'i
pretty good time with a Byng
girl at the fraternity pledge party
the other night. They didn't even
bother going outside, and an appreciative audience three deep
around their table didn't seem to
bother them either ... at the
same party 2 pledges walked
through a French door without
bothering to open it.
Discussions relating to the proposed I.S.S. drive for funds February 16-21, sponsored by U.B.C.'s
War Aid Council, occupied much
of the visitor's time on the campus.
The I.S.S., in the past year, has
accomplished much in this respect
of aiding students.
In Germany—1,150 French, British, Polish and Canadian student
prisoners-of-war have received
material for study and advice in
their courses. Contact has been
made with 106 prison camps.
In China—books, medical Sup-
lies, food, lodgings, clothes, recreational facilities, or travel expenses
were supplied to 8,459 students last
In France—452 students of Polish,
Spanish, Ukrainian, Austrian and
other nationalities have been supplied with meals, lodging, books
or university fees.
In Australia and Canada—hundreds of interned anti-Nazi refugees and German prisoners-of-war
have been sent books and those
in Canada have received counsel
from Dale Brown, Secretary for
I.S.S. in Canada. Of 100 young
refugees who tr'ed the Matriculation examination at McGill, fifteen obtained a standing of 80%,
This drive, which will be held
in February, will promote the educational activities of refugee students, prisoners of war in Germany, German and Italian prisoners of war in our countries,
Chinese students who have been
forced to migrate on foot to found
new universities in Western China.
Assistance Is being asked of all
Universities to help these students
carry on training necessary for rebuilding the waste places that will
be rehabilitated by men of peace.
More information about the work
of this Service will be given in
future issues of the Ubyssey.
Old Gents
Club Starts
On Campus
• ONE of the newest and
strangest New Year Resolutions to hit the campus
this year appears in the form
of a Club For Old Tired
Business Men organized and
founded by two of the oldest
and most tired men of the
active campus executive life,
Ted McBride and Keith
Formed as a Club whereby old
and tired men of the campus may
get exercise and keep fit, the organization has proved a' great success and has already fifteen mem-
bcis. Applications for further
membership had to be restricted
to cope with the rush of "resolved
to keep healthy"  men.
Fees for the club were set at
five dollars as thc tired yet not
daunted old business men started
off on their first week of rejuv-
ination program.
Maury Van Vliet has promised
to take the workouts once a wck
and attempt to do his bit towards
recovering the health of the members.
The schedule so far appears to
be one day a week in the gym.
with Van Vliet and another day
a week in the steam bath down at
tho Y.M.C.A.
"There's nothing like clean living  to  keep  you  fit"  stated  one
famous fast-aging  member
*    *    *    *
In Wartime
Lunch Topic
students attended the Commerce Club luncheon held in the
Brock Dining Room on Wednesday. Special guesU of honour were
President Klinck and Professor
Morrow, head of the commerce
H. R. Cottingham spoke on problems of distribution in war time
and later ho oxhihited a film showing the part motorized equipment
is  plaviir;  in  C; nacla's  war  effort.
The inti oducl ion of new yell;
sis! .'iiss;. I>y member-: shoved a
r  birth  of  ll,"  lomm.eive  ,'pirit.
Sign That Waiver!
• The North American Campus
students rrc now conducting an
ambulance drive. To assist anil
direct the raising of the $2500.00
required to obtain an equipped
vehicle, the War Services Board
of the Students' Union has set up
a sub-committee specifically for
this ambulance drive.
Preliminary arrangements have
already been completed for the
establishing of a University Air
Corps at this University. To enter
the squadron, students must have
one year's basic training in either
the Auxiliary Battalion or the
C.O.T.C, and they must sign an
honorable intention to join the Air
Force at the end of their training
period or on graduation.
SEATTLE, WASH. - "Government gardenias", something new
in the way of corsages, made their
debut at the Varsity Boat Dance
Friday night The "gardenias" were
paper tags cut in the form of flowers on which defence stamps were
HALIFAX, N.S. - The Student
Health Service at Dalhousic University are making a study of tho
effect of cigarette smoking on the-
heart action of young people. Tliev
aim to do elcitracardigraph tracings on ons- hundred students who
smoke excessively ; nd compare
the findings with the tracings of
one-hundred   non-smokers.
TORONTO, ONT.-Bonuses on account of military training may bo
granted on individual subjects or
on general standing to students at
the University of Toronto. Each
faculy has dr. wn up its own regulations in respect to the granting
of credit for military training, according to condition obtaining
within thc faculty work.
Whitman College has joined wita
other colleges and universities of
the United States in offering every
aid to men of military age in com
pleting their education before military service. The Academic Committee presented a plan to tho
faculty which will provide a three
year concentration program for
men expecting to be called to service at the age of twenty.
Under the three-year major
study program, provision would be
made for students to complete decree requirements within that
time or even les time. In thc main
the plan has been accepted by the
MOSCOW, IDAHO. - As part of
a contribution to the national defense program, the University of
Idaho will operate on a 12-month
basis with a summer term, probably 12 weeks long, to start 1m-
mdiately after the current school
year is finished. The summer
term will make it possible for
high school graduates to enter the
university about two weeks or so
after their graduation so that they
may be rushed through college be -
fore they become of age for the
selective service.
MONTREAL.  QUE. - Ten men
from thc McGill detachment of
the R.C.A.F. recently held a secret .•' s. isn for the purpose of in-
au '.uniting a date bure; u on tin;
McGill campus. Although the pro-
po.s; 1 l.as not been definitely agreed to by the authorities, it is
receis ing whole-hearted support
from the co-ed.;. The Date Bureau
is a tried and tested institution
which has worked successfully at
a number of well-known universities on this continent.
Sheaf brings to the attention of
its readers thc fact that, at the
Western Regional Conference of
University papers, held during tho
holiday.) at Edmonton, the Ubyssey ; nd the Sheaf were considered to have the best news coverage
from a strictly news angle. In style
and make-up also these two papers
resemble each other.
Unusual .Sight on Campus
As Brawls Break Calm
• IT COULD be called "The Face On The Locker Room
Floor", or "They Both Loved One Too Well." A locker
was the cause of a fight between two Artsmen Saturday
morning after a heated discussion had failed to decide its'
ownership in the men's locker room.
One of the students had found
an empty locker which he claimed.
Saturday, the former owner returned, demanded the return of
the locker within five minutes.
Verbal lefts and rights filled the
air without a decision and a fight
As shouts of "fight, fight" echoed through the hall a throng of
students gathered to witness the
battle. As one knocked the other's
hat off, several members of tho
crowd climbed atop the lockers
and viewed the short but furious
battle from that vantage point.
Relinquished by the owner: his
claim to thc locker. Bruised: several  combatants.
Joe, just remember Fchmury
(i. That's the date of the gnln
Aggie Hani Dance, where the
joint jumps instead of jerks. Dig
it, Jack, for a solid time.
C.S.A. Plans
Start Jan. 27
• "THE WAR and social change"
will be the theme of noon hour
discussions by the newly formed
Canadian Student Assembly Dis-
cusion Club with the first to occur
on Jan. 27, R. T. Mackenzie speaking on the subject "Toward a
planned Society." Half of the hour
program will be devoted to the
speaker and the remainder ot the
time will be left open for group
Reported aim of the C.S.A.D.C:
to provide an organ through which
campus opinion may be presented
and co-ordinated on questions of
■eivral student interest according
to Pre wlont George Bi hop of the
C.S.A. Complete ' 'tails ol th- series are to be di..tribiu *,** on th •
eampu :  in   p. mphk-t   form.
• ON A HILLTOP overlooking
the Tantiamar Marsh and River
in New Brunswick rise thc buildings of Mount Allison University.
In 1840 the cornerstone of the first
building was laid, but the centennial celebration had to be postponed because of war conditions.
Associated with the University
are the School for Girls and the
boys' Academy. The men and women live in separate residences
with the commercial students occupying Allison Lodge and "The
Cottage." Mount Allison is a sma'l
college, the enrolment never going above five hundred student*
from all parts of the world.
Most of the buldings are clustered on top of the hill. On one side
of York Street are the tour-storied
Men's Residence and tne gymnasium, and before them lie the upper and lower football fields. Ac-
cross Lansdowne Street from tho
playing field is the skating rink,
its roof bearing signs of Graduating classes gone but not forgotten.
The Conservatory of Music and
Allison Hall, the women's residence, overlook the lawns and
pathways leading to the pond.
Behind Allison Hall are the
Science Building, the Library, and
Centennial Hall in which the chapel is located, The class of '36 on
graduation donated the bell, and
although chapel attendance is no
longer compulsory a great proportion of the student body still
climbs those three flights of stair-!
every morning for the brief service. Owen's Art Gallery, besides
housing exhibition and teaching
rooms for painting and drawing,
has facilities for pottery work,
weaving and other applied arts.
The sewing laboratory of the
Home Economics Department is a
separate building In the far corner of the campus. Beside it is a
small house for the biology department plants and live animals.
«   •   •   •
"Swell the old Xaverian chorus,
Let the old song ring . . . . "
"Leading, trailing, vim unfailing,
Play the game . . . . "
• IT IS REPORTED that when
John Archie MacDonald, a
farrher from out the road visited
"St. F. X." a few years ago, making a tour of the campus, he explained, "What do I think of it?
T'aint big. faint small, just mid-
dlin'." And although he didn t
realize it. he probably gave the
be t description of it yet. because
it is just that. It is not so big as to
lose that genuine, personal interest
among students and in student-
faculty relations which is in itself
a vital factor of college life, but
it definitely is not small, considering its amazing development, es-
peciallly during the last three decades.
When you leave the highway,
just before it takes an S turn down
through the town, and go up the
gravelled University drive, the
first thing that catches your eye is
Morison Hall at the very end.
Built during the Fall and Winter
of 1937-38. it is the newest and
most attractive of all thc dozen or
so buildings on thc campus, and
houses among other things, the
Infirmary, the Faculty Residence,
University Dining Hall, Students'
Lounge, the Post Office, and the
Student Co-op Store.
Probably one of the most noted
features of St. F. X. is Its Extension Department, conducted by
tall, dark-haired Dr. M. M. Coady.
With offices and reading room in
the Administrative Building, the
Extension Department has fostered
Adult Education sinca its inception in 1930 and is the Maritime
focal point for consumers' Cooperation, a steadily gaining movement which justly claims to have
done wonders in raising the level
of the farmer, the miner, and the
fisherman  in  Eastern  Canada.
And there, you have a Thumbnail Sketch of St. Francis Xavier
University, a university which
"ain't big. ain't small; just mid-
dlin    .
* •   •   •
NOTICE: "Early forms of the
state" will be the topic of a new
series of discussions on social and
political philosophy, beginning at
12:30 in Arts 208.
* •   »   •
LOST: Grey trench coat, name in
back. Last seen in Arts 204, Monday. Evidently picked up by mistake as person left his coat. Please
give me mine and you  can have
yours.—J. Scott, Pub Office.
* *    *    *
Oh. is it then, Utopian
To hope that I  may  meet  a man
Who'll not relate, in accent.- sauve.
The talcs of girls be used to have.'
-Dorothy   Parker.
Was Educated In 'Vacuum'
Fears We Face Same Fate
•    THE FUTURE may hold many new problems according
to E. A. Corbett, director of the Canadian Association
for Adult Education, speaking to the Vancouver Institute
Saturday night.
"The universities will probably be affected by the
war", he said. "Enrolment will suffer and we will find ourselves with an oversupply of equipment."
Mr. Corbett said that there
might be an abandonment of the
long summer vacation with a consequent shortened Arts degree
course of two to three years.
He quoted St. Francis of Xavier
as the university that has done the
most in the field of extra mural
"The universities must adapt
themselves to the public they
serve. They must share their heritage with the community."
The speaker said that he thought
too much importance was attached
to the testing of memory and cleverness in the universities and not
enough to "hard thinking".
He finished by indicating the
role to be played by the universities after the war.
"The public will look up to the
universities for a type of leader
ship more demanding than ever
"A bewildered world knows that
we have the answers to most of
the problems facing it and they
will expect us to lead the way in
foiming a new world."
FLYER — Pilot Officer
Lome McBurnie, who left
U.B.C. last year to join the
R.C.A.F., left for overseas a
short time ago. McBurnie,
whose home town is Langley
Prairie, left a pre-med
course to serve his country.
"Hoomin Fly" Finds No
Bats in Auditorium Belfry
•   IN THE CENTRE of the
time of the day or night
bowl shaped dome.
It is the cause of the freshman's
first question: "What's inside that
dome, anyway?"
Disguised as Supeimun, I was
assigned to find out, even if I
had to go up there, just what is
surrounded by that mass of colored glass and metal which h.u
glared down at us all these years.
My findings: nuthin'; nuth'n'
but a row of lights, back of which
is the outlet for air which is
pumped in and out by a motor
over the balcony.
Contrary to student opinion, the
electricians don't have to reveise
evolution and turn monkey to replace the burned-out lights, but
merely walk up.
A ladder from backstage leads to
a space between the roof of the
auditorium and the ceiling. Over
a plank the stage hands crawl to
refuel the dome.
It's illuminating, it's decorating;
but it also represents memories of
past events and students gone.
Hint Move
To Revise
Caf Menu
• A MOVE to obtain more value
and better food for the prices-
charged in thc Caf has been
launched by members of the un-
degraduate society who claim the
quality of meals served there are
below the standards of meals
served for the same prices in
downtown  restaurants
Petitions are being circulated
among students to see if the campaign meets with popular approval. Instigators of the move plan to
present these petitions to the Faculy Council on Sudent Affahv,
urging them to investigate into the
matter of getting "a better deal"
for Caf patrons.
LOST: During Christmas exams.
D'amond-shaped fraternity pin.
Delta Sigma Phi. Return to A.M.S.
Auditorium may be seen at any
a large, colored glass, inverted-
Osculation is
it again. This time its a klssometer
at the University of Washington,
with which to measure the intensity of kisses. It is hoped that this
machine will completely do away
with cold fish osculation and promote a good healthy kiss.
The kii'somctcr consists of two
bars of iron; a girl grasps one' bar,
her escort grasps the other and
thc kiss completes the electric
current in the bars.
The intensity of thc kiss is indicated by an ammeter which
measures the current allowed to
flow. The whole infernal machine
is enclosed in a booth, which may
be placed at the side of a dance
floor or some other suitable place,
The presence of this booth proves
the interesting fact that even
Sciencemen like a little privacy.
There is, however, a dial on the
outside of the booth for the edification of observers.
U.B.C. electrical engineers report that the practise of putting
salt on his lips to increase cortduct-
ivity is not only unnecessary but
may even prove dangerous. University of Washington engineers
are now perfecting the machine.
Your   Varsity   Pass  Entitles You to a Special
Rate   at   the   Following
(Except Saturdays and Holidays)
Loretta Young
"Gallup Poll"
Abbott and CosteUo
Claude Rains, Warren
William In
PLAZA Page Four-
Tuesday, January 20, 1942
Van  Vliet Will Coach McKechnie Cup  Team
Game With Victoria
Saturday Cancelled
• CHARLIE COTTERELL, manager of the English Rugby
Club, emerged from a meeting of the Men's Athletic
Directorate Monday and announced:
"Maury Van Vliet will coach the McKechnie Cup
team for the rest of the season."
Cotterell furthered his statement.
"VanVliet has made one stipulation, however, all the
players must attend practices or else . . ."
The meeting of the Men's Ath-
lectic Directorate, which Cotterell
attended, was held to decide upon
the issue of the Cancelled McKechnie Cup game against Victoria, of
Saturday, January 17.
Said game was cancelled upon
the advice of Dr. H. V. Warren.
Dr. Warren, in a letter to Gordy
Macfarlane advised him of the
necessity of calling off the game
with Victoria. Reasons stated,
quoting directly from the letter
McKechnie Came Cancelled
"As you doubtless are aware,
the University Council on Athletics and Physical Education have
decided that no team is to represent the University unless it is
properly trained. To-day, ^fter
considering the evidence given to
me I do not consider that the
Rugby Club Is so trained. I therefore suggest that next Saturday's
McKechnie Cup game be postpon-
Varsity To Play Two
At any rate the Varsity team
are preparing for the next McKechnie Cup Game. Two games
are left in schedule, one with Vancouver and another with Victoria.
And, if the postponed game is
contested later on in the season,
then Varsity will again tackle the
Victoria Reps.
The Blue and Gold Rugger team
has so far lost one game in the
McKechnie Cup struggles, and that
to Vancouver.
ed . . . owing to the conditions of
the grounds the team has not been
able to train to the degree necessary."
Whether Victoria officials will
accept this as sufficient cause to
cancel the game ls still in doubt.
Victoria Rugby Representatives
have the right to either claim the
game by default or of postponing
the game until the end of the
Another announcement of Importance was that Ian Richard*
will be allowed to play in the next
Cup game. Military officials had
ousted Richards, Jack Tucker and
Rush from the lineup because of
their military classroom standing.
Rush, and Tucker, however, will
not be allowed to play in future
Cup contests.
It has been requested that all
McKechnie Cup team players turn
out to the workouts tonight.
Bird s Tackle Tookes
Wed. Night In Gym
• IF MENTAL ATTITUDES can win games, the Thunderbirds should certainly win Wednesday night when they
tackle Tookes at 8:30 in the campus gym.
The cagers have made up their minds to win.
At least that's the attitude running amongst the Senior
'A' players as they prepare for the tilt with the top place
Tookes Wednesday.
Having lost a total of eight 1^^^.^^^^^,.,.
games during the season and with
a great big goose egg against then-
win column, the Birds arc determined to win one and have chosen
Tookes as their victim:..     "
The new victory spirit prevalent
among the players was expressed
by Tommy Cantell, one of the
Senior managers.
"This Ls it" stated Cantell as lv
sat planning the game Wednesday
with Jack Ryan. "We're going to
break the goose egg."
Only drawback to the scheme u
thc news that Jim Scott has drop-
Cage Game
With Victoria
•' VARSITY THUNDERBIRDS scheduled Invasion of the Capital City to
play a regular league fixture
witli the Victoria Dominoes
was called off late last week.
Tho two teams were scheduled to battle on Saturday
night, but owing to the death
of Mrs. J. W. Chapman,
mother of Chuck and Art,
on Thursday night, the game
was cancelled.
ped from the Varsity lineup and
retired again to his books and Bus
driving. i.
It was hoped that the added hep
which Scott would inject into tho
squad would be enough to boost
the  team  into  a  winning  position.
After the game Friday noon
when the Harlem Hoopers handed
the Blue and Gold a licking, much
enthusiasm and hope was shown
by campus critics as they watched
the Birds play. It looked as if the
hoopstcrs were at last coming oiu
of their winless slump.
Game time Wednesday is 8:30
and place is the gym.
NOTICE: First Aid Classes will
start Monday. January 19th at 7:30
p.m. at the Childrens' Aid, at 1675
W. 10th Ave. Besides Social Service and Teacher Training Students, there may be room for other
students who find afternoon classes
There will be a class on the campus Thursday afternoon if a largo
enough enrollment warrants it.
Frosh Cage
Cop Win
40-28 Thu.
team arc still tho only Campus hoopsters who have won a
game this season and they added
another to their credit last Thursday night at the King Ed Gym as
they took Angelus into camp to
the tune of 40-28.
Bruce Yorke paced the students
to victory as he picked up 14
points followed by Matheson with
Their most important game of
the season is slated for next Thursday when they tackle the Higbc
crew. The students handed thc
Higbc'is their only setback this
season last time they met so this
tct-to should be quite a battle.
Tryouts Held
For U.B.C. Ski
Team On Dam
• TRYOUTS   FOR   THE   Varsity
Ski Team were held last Sunday on Dam Mountain from the
Peak of Darn to Whistlers Pass.
Members of this team still hope
for a trip south to Mount Ilanier
where a meet may be held with
the College of Puget Sound. The
first ten men picked will make
the trip.
Men to make the team last Sunday were: George Wood, Fre 1
Roots. Charles Woodward, Ernie
Mason, Doug Taylor, Ben Bartholomew, Jack Wintermute, Fred
lind. Otway Ferguson. Stanley
Members of the Kandahar team
will be George Wood, Fred Roots.
Ernie Mason and Doug Taylor.
Charlie Woodward will run as a
junior and June Lake in the
Women's  Kandahar.
LOST: Ronson lighter in Caf or
parking area, Friday. Jan. 16.   Initials    M.H.B.     with.    R.C.N.V.R.
crest.   Please return to A.M.S.
•   •   •   •
LOST: K & E Polyphase slide
rule. Possibly on street-car. Name
Len Cox on it. Return to A.M.S.
Hot Harlem Globe Trotters
Hep Up Winless 'Bird Cagers
•   ABE SAPERSTEIN brought his World's Champion Harlem Globe Trotters again to
the Varsity gym on Friday noon and they proceeded to demonstrate their usual bag
of tricks plus a few new antics entertaining a full house of students. The score was 42-32
in case anyone is interested.
A newcomer to the team this
year, Roosevelt Hudson by name,
was the standout performer for
the darkies as he kept up a pep-
pery line of chatter and picked up
15 points with some spectacular
long shooting.
Along with their usual display
of smart ball handling the Harlem-
ites had a new gag with their
"slow motion" play in which th*
players move as though one was
observing them in a slow motion
picture. Ted Strong, with the big
hands continues to amaze the fans
with the way he can handle a
basketball in the manner we would
ordinarily play with a baseball.
Al Dean was the butt of two of
tho champions' gags. Once Ted
Strong kept hanging on to him
and refused to let him go up the
floor and join in the play. Another time Roosie Hudson came
out on the floor smoking a cigar
and proceeded to blow clouds of
the smoke in Al's face.
But the surprising part of the
game was the manner in which
Varsity handled themselves on the
floor. The students played better
ball than they have so far this
season and their long shooting was
of a considerably better average
than it has been, in fact it was
higher than that of the Harlemites.
Varsity: Barton 7, Kermode 10,
Franklin 1, Ryan, Johnson, Hay 2,
Mottishaw 8, Dean 2, Sully 2.
Harlem: Strong 2, Pressley 4,
Jackson 3, Price 10, Hudson 15,
Ford 4, Marcell 4.
Sports A Year
Ago Today
sports page featured the heartening news that Doug Pcdlow and
Joe Ryan were declared eligible to
to continue playing for the Varsity Senior A Basketball squad. It
was these two men who helped
pace the Thunderbirds to the Canadian Championship.
Varsity hoopers were at the top
of the Inter-City league with 9
wins against 1 defeat. Leafs were
in the second slot followed by
Pat Flynn again went to the top
of the scoring race as he picked
off 14 points to give him a total
of 115, followed by Joe Ross with
112 and Jim Scott with 111.
•varsity   McKechnie   cup
ruggers were soundly trounced
by the Crimson Tide of Victoria
by a score of 26-3, definitely putting them out of thfi running for
the famous mug.
Tho Ubyssey sponsored Chink
contest had a total of thirty-four
teams entered in the largest tournament to be staged on the campus
this year. The winner of the
knockout tournament will receive
$3.00 and the runner-up to get $1.00.
The Senior Bees, sparked by Ex-
Senior 'A' Norm Armstrong, defeated the Arts Club 32-28 in a hard
fought overtime contest. The
Frosh also collected a win as they
downed the Duke of Connought
. . jumps in vain
Syme To Seattle;
Army Ousts COTC
• TOMMY SYME, of U.B.C.'s boxing team,
leaves next Monday for Seattle to take part in the Pacific North West Golden
Gloves Boxing Tournament.
Fighting in the featherweight division, Syme was
named the most scientific
boxer in winning the local
Having reached top fighting trim
by reason of rigorous training during the last month, Syme is given
more than an even chance to bring
the featherweight title back to this
University. Syme has completed
his roadwork and is sharpening his
devastating two-fisted attack in
sparring and bag-punching workouts.
Last week came the announcement that M. L. Van Viiet has
been named coach of the B. C.
team and will travel to Seattle
with the  boys,  next week.
LOST: 'Climax' wrist-watch.
Black strap—no buckle. Please return to A.M.S. office.
Don't be caught short. Get your
Tickets early for the
Red Shirts' Super Science Ball
Thursday, February 12.
tournament has been declared
open to active service men only,
and thus Varsity's boxing squad
will not be represented in the big
tourney which starts tomorrow
night. This is disappointing news
to almost a score of the C.O.T.C.'s
better scrappers who were all set
to carry the Blue and Gold colors
to victory in the squared stage.
Coach M. L. Van Vliet has been
training about twenty sluggers for
the past month and figured many
of the boys would be able to show
favorably against the active service
lads. Last year Austin Frith carried off honors in the lightweight
division and two of the other
members of the squad were defeated  in  thc finals.
Snooker Shoot
Planned By
Inter"Frat Men
• STU MADDEN, one of the
energetic officials behind the
well organized and well run Inter-
Fratcrnlty sports setup, announced
today that an added attraction will
perhaps be listed amongst thc already large list of Greek Contests.
"The new competetive game"
stated Madden, "will be Snooker".
As yet plans are tentative, but,
so far arrangements have been
made whereby the games will be
played at the home of John Carson. Dates of the games will be
January  30 ar.d 31.
The opinion of most of the Fraternities on the campus has Lczn
in favour of the Snooker contest
and it is hoped that the proposed
plan.) will pass thc directorate at.
thc next meeting.
Games will be played so that
one man will be represented from
each Greek  club.
Greeks Display
Real Spirit At
Swimming Meet
• THE VAN VLIET PLAYERS, in their own rendition of
Broadway's "The Broken Water Main", played before a
capacity crowd last Friday night at the local YMCA swimming pool where 83 watersoaked fraternity men splashed
themselves and the 150 odd spectators to a merry evening
of water frolic.
When  it was  over,  the cramped  throng  that  sat
through 3 solid hours of slippery drizzle, felt that they had
not braved the series of over-washes in vain.
It was Bob Curry, a good look
ing Psi Upsilon entry but resembling a human torpedo that tore
through the water for an individual scoring record of 15 points
and helped churn his relay mates
to the first place wire in 1:34.6.
Merman Curry swept through
the forty yard free style in a sizzling 20.9 seconds, copping the
same distance in the breast stroke
(he butterflied all the way) In
24.6 seconds and stroked to a fast
10.8 victory in the 20 yard breast.
Curry's effort alone was just
2 points less than the second place
Kappa Sigma outfit whose combined score was 17 points. In leading the Psi bunch to victory in the
first Annual Interfraternity Swim-
ing meet, Bob and his teammates
garnered a gross 2VA digits.
Next in line was the above mentioned Kappa Sigma clan with 17,
followed by Phi Delta Theta and
Sigma Phi Delta who tied for
third with 15>/2.
Phi Gamma Delta and Zcta Psi
deadlocked in the fourth spot
with 11'•> markers, while the Phi
Kappa Sigs, Betas and D.U.'s totaled 9',2, 7 and 5 respectively.
But total scores and statistics are
only half the story. To see Van
Vliet's beaming face and to witness some of the good-spirited
inter-frat rivalry meant just one
thing — a good time was had by
The crackerbox "Y" pool took
some 200 entrants in eight events,
which included a novelty candle
race won by Jack Tucker of tho
Delta Upsilon two seconds better
than Fiji Jim Scott who placed
second. Tucker used that proverbial gray matter to win.
The object of the race being to
go one full langth with lighted
candle (fastest time counting as
well) and keep it lit throughout
the race. Tucker held thc whit?
stick in his right hand and covered it from the wind with his
left, while driving hard with his
feel going like buzzsaws. Then,
when he could no longer tread
water, master mind Tuck swam
smoothly to the edge and victory.
Another one man show in the
person of Jimmy Lynn, Phi Delta
fishman. captured top honours in
20 yard back stroke by nosing out
Gord McFarland, Psi U., by one-
tenth of a second. Jim dived 43
feet in the plunge for distance and
another first spot, while taking a
fourth in the 40 yard free style.
Both Lynn and Curry made it
close in the relay. Curry's team of
Drummond, Stamatls and MacDonald beat Lynn's Phi Delts by
six-tenths of a second.
Winner In the 20 yard free style
was Hugh Hall, Zeta star, who was
clocked In 9.5 seconds. Art Barton,
current Thunderbird eager, took
a third in this event after getting
off to a bad start. Barton started
his dive after the others had broken water, but still swam a fast
9.9 length to take his heat and bow
out to Johnson and Anderson, Sigma Phi Delts, who tied for second
Since this meet was the first of
it.; kind, the winning times in all
events will go down in the intramural books as U.B.C. intramural
swimming records. They are:
20 yard free style — Hugh Hall
(Zeta Psi) 9.5 seconds.
20 yard backstroke— Jim Lynn
(Phi Delta Theta)   12.9 seconds.
40   yard  free   style—Bob  Curry
(Psi Upsilon)  20.9 seconds.
Plunge for distance — Jim Lynn
(Phi Delta Theta) 43 feet.
40 yard breast stroke r— Bob
Curry  (Psi Upsilon)  24.6 seconds.
20 yard breast stroke — Bob
Curry  (Psi Upsilon)  10.8 seconds.
Relay (four man squad, 160 yds.)
—Psi Upsilon (Drummond, Curry,
Stematis,  MacDonald)   1:34.6.
"Boy, what a crowd, what a
meet! But it really was a success!"
remarked M. L. Van Vliet, intramural head.
Psi Upsilon  	
Kappa   Sigma	
Phi  Delta Theta.
Sigma Phi Delta.
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Sigma
Beta Theta Pi....
Kappa Theta Rho
20 7:30 Alpha Delta vs. Delta Upsilon
20 8:15 Beta Theta Pi vs. Kappa Sigma
20 9:00 Sigma Phi Delta vs. Zeta Psi
21 noon Phi  Kappa  Pi  vs.  Phi  Gamma
Fri. Jan. 23 noon Phi  Kappa  Sigma  vs.  Phi  Delta
Rower's Men Look Good
But Meet Prospects Dark
•    "WE'VE GOT THE best pairs of crews we've had in
years," said Phil Phitz James, president of the Rowing
Club, "now all we need is someone to row against".
o the  campus sport trag-
cdy goes. No sport remains unaffected. This ye; r, when we have
the men we can't get in a league,
and when we get a league we can't
win any fames.
This year's heavyweight rowing
crew, for example, is one of the
best we've had: with John Slater
as stroke and with Lionel Fourn-
ier, Jack Zabinsky. and Hank
Sweatman. all new comers who
are shaping up exceptionally well.
All that now remain;; for the boys
is to net the odd contest.
The lighweight rowers, too. are
right into mid-season fonn. Sparked by former hi;Ji school stars
Stan Gustavson and Ron Shaw,
the juniors are reaay to tackle all
comers but are losing hope that
there  will  ever  be  any
Several new men such as Ken
Keith, last y ar 6 man on thv
lightweight crew, Bob Morris, ami
Charlie Nash are expected to turn
out soon.
In spite of tne pessimistic competitive    outlook,    the    boys    ar;
keeping in shape by turning out
to two practices a week, and hope
hasn't altogether been given up
for a tourney with Oregon or
Coach Cotterell
To Join U.S.
Air Arm Soon
ycar Commerce man, and manager of the English rugby team,
left here Saturday, January 10,
for Seattle with the intention of
joining the American armed forces.
Charlie  is  an  American  citizen.
He came back the following
Wednesday to report that the American authorities had ad vise J
him to finish his year here at U.
B.C.. and return to Seattle in the
spring  to   re-enlist.
Contrary to the belief of soms\
Charlie went voluntarily, and not
as the victim of the draft.


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