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The Ubyssey Sep 25, 1945

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 •   THE UBYSSEY today takes three new UBC students
on a tour of the intricate, "behind the scenes" equipment
of the Science department.   The ned of the war has lifted
the veil of secrecy that shrowded the important work done
see this vital part of UBC in four years here, but in the firs*
picture freshettes Billy Smith from Great Central Lake,
Vancouver Island, and Bette Farquharson from North Vancouver set out with freshman Frank Latin of Williarns L-ake
by UBC in wartime technical achievements.   Few students     to inspect the equipment on their first day here.   jn the
• MILITARY TRAINING for university students is to be
on a voluntary basis from now on, Lieut.-Col. G. M.
Shrum told men of the freshman class Thursday. Lieut.-
Comdr. H. N. Mcllroy, commanding the naval training
detachment on the campus, said the same condition will
apply to naval training.
The   COTC   commander   hinted       a khaki uniform instead of a blue
at a possibility of required physi-        one, however."
cal education for first or.d second In  response   to students'  ques-
>ear students, and said that If tions, it was made char that uni-
the Sanate and Board of Govern- forms might be kept at the
ors approved this, militory train- armory, and worn only during
ing would be an alternative. parade hours.   Students could de-
3 HOURS A WEEK c*de for themselves if they wished
"I am fully in accord with the        to wcar uniform to and from their
decision if it is finally approved."       homes.
Col. Shrum    told   the   freshmen.
"Training this year will be three
hours   a   week,   for   a   period   of
twenty weeks.   It will be arranged
not to conflict with studies at ex-       f^    s_       t   f\ I
emulation times. ^llt   Of    DOUiIQS
Dripping Coats
The waiving of pay by members
of the COTC will be discontinued,
Col. Shrum said. Student cadets
will receive their pay for parades
and camps.
Both commanders outlined the
advantages offered by army or
navy training as a student activity, and said that any member of
either unit could obtain his discharge from service without delay,
if he requested it. The advantage
of training in leadership was emphasized at the meeting, and its
value particu.arly tj engineering
students was pointed out.
The COTC holds open some student-officer vacancies, and will
provide its members with lockers
in the armoury. The naval detachment offers a few opportunities for promot'on up vj m«s rank
of petty officer. Eoth units will
enable graduates to appear for
examination and admission, to
commissioned rank in thc service
of their choice.
It is not yet known if air fore;
training wid be resumed on the
campus, Col. Shrum said. He wa.i
doubtful if there would be an air
cadet unit, purtvularly s.i.ce that
unit had ceased to tuncuon before
the end of the war.
"But if there are enough interested, we will make arrangements
to give you some of the training,"
he told questiorers.    "You'll wear
In Brock Lounge
• FIRE AND brimstone will be
heaped on the heads of students who persist in bringing
overcoats, umbrellas and other
outdoor clothing   into   the   main
.lounge of the Brock.
If the influx of dripping freshmen continues the lounge furniture will be ruined according to
"Mitch" Mitchell, Brock proctor.
All outdoor clothing must be left
in cloakrooms in tha basement.
Upperclassmen arc requested to
point out to freshmen any infractions of the regu'ations posted in
halls by the lounge doorways.
The discipline committee is prepared to prosecute offenders to th .•
fullest extent of the con-.titution.
• ALL PRESIDENTS and treasurers of clubs under the jurisdiction of the Alma Mater Society
excepting those organizations under
the Men's Athletic Directate must
give their estimated budgets to
Garry Miller, AMS treasurer by
October 6, according to an announcement by the treasurer.
Clubs under MAD jurisdiction
must give their budgets to the
president of that organization by
thc same date.
Tuesday 25 —
Frosh Pep Meeting — Auditorium — noon.
Wednesday 2. —
University   Women's  Association  Meeting  —   Arts   iqq  —
noon — all freshettes.
Men's Athletic Association Meeting — Auditorium — noon "
all freshmen.
Varsity Christian Fellowship Reception — Brock  HaU "
for freshmen — 3:00-5:00. ,
Thursday 27 —
Women's Athletic Association Meeting — noon — Arts ]qq —
all freshettes.
Student Christian Movement Reception for Dr. MacKet|Zje —•
Brock Hall — all frosh — 3:00-5:00.
Friday 28 -
Cairn Ceremony — Main Hall — noon.
Big-Little Sister Supper — Cafeteria  4:30-5:30.
Gym 5:30-7:30.
Freshmen Stag — Armories — 9:00-11:30.
Saturday 29 —
Student Christian Movement Mixer — Brock Hall — Ffosh "
Sunday 30 —
Phrateres Fireside — afternoon — freshettes by lnvlta{|0n-
St. Andrew's-Wesley — Evening — all freshman class -"
sponsored by Phrateres — church service.
Monday 1 —
Frosh Reception — Armories — 9:00-12:30 p.m.
1. No freshmen and freshettes may be seen together during (j,e
initiation period.
2. All Frosh must relinquish their seats ln the Library ^d
Caf to upperclassmen.
The second week of Varsity Is club week.
Watch for any changes In The Ubyssey.
• IF THERE isn't a place to sit in class, don't worry. This
was the advice given by Dean Daniel Buchanan to a
packed auditorium and an outside overflow of more than
1400 freshmen and freshettes, Thursday, after ne\vc0fliers
had been welcomed to the University.
The  frosh  roared   as  the   Arts       have to carry it with them<"
faculty hsad told them to walk in There  is no lowering 0f stand,
nnd stand up when lecture rooms       ards for ex-service students,  the
were jammed. Dean said, denying newspaper re-
CAF RESERVED ports.   Courses are beinij adjusted
"If you go into a hut, and there for the veterans to that they aro
aren't any seats at all, don't wor- not required to take Up studios
ry," the Dean said, "just go on in, unnecessary to their futUre plans,
and stand. As long as there's floor,        feut ..^ fln ^ up ^ ^^
don't worry." 	
thing else."
As   a   temporary   measure,   thc
cafeteria will be reserved for use "We will do the best \Ve can for
of   students   living   at   army   hut every one of you," Dean Buchanan
camps,    Dean    Buchanan    added, concluded.    'But   if  y°u  arc Just
warning that "those who are ac- here to pass away the time, we'H
customed to n noon-day meal will pass you away at Christ^ia9i"
• FROM SHACKS to huts in
twenty-throe year.;, anil a new
notch of pro.;ro:-:„s |],is been carve-
into thi' totem of university pro •
).',;'i'Ns, with tlio arrival of an un-
prec. dciit-.'d   ninrb-r    of    .student,
ill      til'      I'.ltll'     n   s
In V." ', .• :i.i.i tit o.ittT,'. on th'.'
old F.-'irvi; w .vuinu . win r •
brown wo ibii buiHinL's lions ■ 1
thi' b i r i .. of l' V, c.o.-.o t >
ii point w . ■. ■ | ifilii' attention was
fiK'iist'd   . h n-pl.v   on   the   needs   of
an expanding student body. Another war was not long over then,
and tho need for room to study,
.space  to  work,  was critical.
A greater war is ov.r now, but
.student needs have been antici-
1 atc.'d. The provincial iT'Vernmenl
has tranlcil som > five million dol ■
':, v ■. for building expansion a'.one;
twenty-four new staff memb'rs
l.ave   been   added   to   th •   toaciimt
.i iliti s of the iinivtTsi!'.', and as
much progies; in piivwal expansion bas boon achieved  as limited
time would allow.
One of tho trying nccd& of British Columbia, the cstuolishment
of a faculty of law, has been ful •
filled. An original grant of $10.1101)
from the provincial government
wi'l p:o\ide for the first year's
work  (u   the  faculty.
Dean George F. Curtis, from
Dalhousie, was selected t<> direct
the rising lawyers on the campus.
He lias already interviewed moi"
than Kit) applicants for various
veins of study,  and  in  the  first-
year course more than 39 liave
registered, the majority 0f thetn
ex-service men.
The department of social WOrk
offers a new course in >!i'oup Wdl'k
this year, for th > first time. Th0
course will be taught [,y Mus
I.li/abeth V. Thomas, appointed ap
.".s.si.stant prof.sxor in the s°'-''<il
work ; tnfT.
Idiysical   education   this   yi'iU'   ii
staffed   by   four   full-t'uu.   iivtnK'-
1 Continued  On   IV;,,  -, 1
second picture Billy and Bette see an experimental dynamo
in the electrical engineering building. On the right they
look with awe at the giant mechanical engineering diesel
where science students learn fundamental laws of the internal
combustion engine.
"UBC Now Among
Big 3"... MacKenzie
• RECORD ENROLLMENT has made UBC probably the
second largest university in Canada—and certainly one
of the first three—President Norman A. M. MacKenzie told
more than 1400 freshmen who packed into the auditorium
Thursday and overflowed into Arts 100.
AMS Handles
Brock Bookings
• STUDENT activity bookings
are to be given preference over
non-varsity functions this year as
a result of a newly-announced
Erock HaN booking sytem which
will give AMS council members
the power of placing Brock reservations.
The new plan announced by
AMS president Allan Ainsworth,
succeeds faculty supervision of
During the past few years students have suggested that clashes
between bookings of downtown
organizations and student functions inig;it be more easily avoided
if students could make arrangs-
ments for the building. The pro-
Posed plan was given faculty permission after a conference this
Following are the conditions linger which bookings ara to be
1. All bookings for Brock Hall
from the hours of 8:00 to 6:00 p.m.
will be under the complete jurisdiction of the Alma Mater Society.
There will be no reference to
Superintendent of Grounds C. B.
Lee's office except in the case of
those social functions which would
necessitate the use of the Brock
dining room.
2, All bookings for evening
functions will be submitted to tha
society f°r a decision on the relative merit of the application.
In the event that some applications f°r bookings by downtown
organizations are referred to Mr.
Lee's office by mistake he will
send the society a copy of the
s>aid applications.
A member of Students' Council
•'^sponsible for the bookings will
then be obliged to decide whether the student social calendar
Permits this additional use of
Brock Hall.
3. When the final decisions or.
the bookings are aproved by Students' Council or a representative
°f same they will be sent to Mr.
Lie's office for final approval.
If Mr. Lee objects to this decision on the application of a non-
studont organization he will in
turn refer the question to the
''Uikling committee for further negotiations.
4, This system will ensure to
•he Society complete information
on Uie use of tho Brock Building.
Council members f.cl that it
will !).■ possible to co-ordinate the
di'mati''* l»f the campus <>r;;;;niza ■
tion.-; u'1'1 t'-i'' downtown application-, '■■'■ I hey will be icrtain of
roc ivit't.' Mitlicient notification
prior to the iiranii.n; of boo! nu;-;
to tint any clashes cm bo avoided.
Total enrollment has reached
4616, Dr. MacKenzie said, and it
will climb to 5000 by the time
classes are under way.
"Although the university was
built for about 2000 students," he
declared, "no young man or woman with required standing will
be dsnied entrance."
Referring to crowded conditions,
the president to'.d the freshmen
some students would have to attend lectures early in the morning
and laboratory periods at night.
To    ex-service    students,., .^yho.-
form    about   half   the   freshman
class. Dr. MacKenzie advised:
"For a time it will not be easy
to adjust yourselves to a humdrum civilian life. It will be hard
to sit down with a dry text book
or to write a seemingly meaning-
"But my professors told me that
their best students were those who
came back after the last war. They
knew what they wanted and concentrated their efforts.
"The young men and women
from the services whom we have
had here in the last If! month3
have been the finest of students."
Reminding freshmen that "the
institution owes much to you and
you owe much to it,*' Dr. MacKenzie declared, "your reputation
and the reputation of UBC are in
your hands.
McGill Grants
Priority To
• MONTREAL, Sept. 25-(CUP)
~Ex-service personnel will be
given special admission prority
over all other students at this
university, according to a statement made by Principal James.
An increase of more than 300
over last year's registration has
been made in the first year of
science and arts faculties. Applications received for first year
engineering courses are double
those of 1944, and more are expected with the speeding up of repatriation  and discharges.
Chancellor Wilson of the university today announced the
establishment of "Dawson College." The college is situated in
St. Johns, Quebec, thirty miles out
of Montreal, thc site of the main
Dawson College will provide living quarters and lecture rooms for
the first years in :>cience and
enginering courses. It will occupy
the forme:- RCAF air observer
.school which was obtained
"through the j.;eni.rous co-op.ration of the i.CAF."
ApprosimaUly l'.HIt) male students ,ire creek"! to bo:i:<l there
. t a co t of forty-liv d Hai s
.in iithly. T'.lis figure is much
lower tli..11 the cost of 1 m.using or.
the   main  campus. The UBYSSEY, September 25, 1945, Page 2
A University Graduates
Editorially' speaking, this is the time of
the year for a condescending welcome to
freshmen, but at the University of British
Columbia, as across Canada, the trend has
changed, and freshmen in green are completely overshadowed by arrivel on the
campus of approximately 1800 service men
and women.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie, in his
address to newcomers Thursday, stated that
"UBC is now one of the big three Canadian
Technically, this is so when the record-
breaking enrollment of 5,000 is viewed with
the expansions of social service, forestry, and
many other courses and faculties, the introduction of law, and coming realization of
medicine and pharmacy. In a few strenuous
year this university has been boosted to the
top in the Canadian educational field by the
But, in spite of expansion of educational
facilities, no university can be more mature
than the type of citizen it produces, especially if the student body is accustomed to
the degree of self-discipline and self-government which it possesses at this university.
A certain degree of maturity has been
noticeably lacking here in the past. In prewar days the university itself was young,
and although later wartime demands necessitated university development, wartime
students, scarce in number and pressed for
time, did not seem to develop in all ways
with their university. The present campus
building problem is an analogy: UBC had
the concrete foundations for growth but
lacked building materials.
However, merging of 1800 former service
men and women into the student body will
mean that for the first time in its history
UBC will have an opportunity to graduate
not only academically but spiritually from
its freshman stages and become a senior
overnight in the Canadian educational field.
These 1800 should bring the badly-needed
student maturity needed for this graduation.
Although newcomers are wearing green
this week, it is more in recognition of a
certain bit of campus tradition than an indication that the student body will take on
the ways of the freshmen this year. It's
definitely not a year for freshmen.
The realistic UBC slogan "Tuum Est" has
now taken on a new interpretation. With
the arrival of these 1800, "Tuum Est" can
now be applied to the rest of the university,
and the faculty and administration has already done its part.
Stresses and Strains
by Bruce Bewell
• AT THIS time of year advice to freshmen is the standard topic. In the years
past leaders of student activity have somehow neglected to call the upperclassmen
into a huddle and give them a few words
of guidance which in some cases are badly
All too many of our sophomores, juniors
and seniors have somehow developed the
idea that everything the university has to
offer may be obtained in classrooms and
labs. They miss entirely the benefits of
extra-cirricular activities.
For instance, students have been known
to attend UBC for four years and never set
foot in the Brock. They never realize that
there is a time in every man's life when o
couple of hours "wasted" in a bridge game
will do more for their mental well being
than an equal amount of time spent in the
carrals with Bill Shakespeare.
Ever since the Brock was built, Councils
have attempted to ket students to make fuller
use of the building that they themselves own.
At the beginning of the year the freshmen
fill the lounge but gradually the novelty
wears off and soon they too go "big time"
and follow the seniors to the more convenient caf. Around the middle of November
you could mistake the lounge for an undertaker's waiting room.
Once in a while an upperclassman will find
a couple of friends with simillar interests.
If he is really up on the constitution of AMS
he realizes that if he and his pals form a
club, elect a couple of officers and present
a budget they will have a fair chance of
getting their activities subsidized.
In nine cases out of ten any new club on
the campus has a mere freshman somewhere
well up in its list of promoters. Freshmen
are tiie only ones who bother to read the
fine print in the back of the "Tillicum"
They are eccentric enough to want to know
where their money goes.
In short, it is time for every upperclassman to borrow a copy of the little blue
handbook from the nearest freshman and
read it from cover to cover. The facts that
he will learn about his duties and rights will
probably astound him. He will also discover the names of members of council, what
social functions are taking place and when
(this feature alone is worth the price of
admission) and who won the Big Block last
If he reads to the very end he will be
surprised by the collection of songs and yells
which every UBC man supposedly knows.
If he would only take the trouble to learn
or relearn these literary gems and render
them at the top of his voice when requested
to do so at the next pep meet the resultant
boost in university spirit would probably
cause the Mamooks to drop dead of shock.
Our university is now one of the top three
of Canada. Considering the extreme youth
of our institution this is something to be
proud of. The time has arrived for the students to develop a college spirit that is
second to none, even if we are separated
from the two nearest universities by the
Rocky Mountains and the international border respectively. When in the enar future,
we meet them again on the playing fields
and in the debating halls. We must have
developed a fighting spirit that will make
our opponents feel they are meeting tough
* Freshmen always have this fighting spirit,
but how long it will last is determined by the
example set by the upperclassmen.
In All Seriousness
by Denis Blunden
• (NOTE: It
is a habit
of some Ubyssy
writers to babble happily a-
bout the new
term In this the
first Issue. As
this is the second year this
column has appeared under
the above
name (It had two before) the
writer considers he has babbled
happily enough for two years, and
excuses himself. He takes the
fiat opportunity to be nasty, in
the hope that it Is too early for
those who disagree to shoot at
him from behind *Jie nearest
Former students may not realize
it yet, and some may be loath to
admit it, but the University of
British Columbia they knew In
war years died this summer and a
new one was born.
To be frank, the university has
gone "big time." Whether students
will bow to this and follow the
trend, which new students will
take aa the normal thing, will decide whether this session will be
orderly or hectic. Whether or not
the controlling Interests of UBC
activities In the past will be gracious enough to bow to the inevitable, or smart enough to climb on
the band wagors will oe the deciding factor In whetner student activities will, to put it crudely, go
"big time" or still wallow In
And before some well-meaning
person goes off half-cocked about
the large number of returned men
on the campus, and what changes
they might insist on, I want to put
In my two-bits worth. Returned
men aren't going to cause any
trouble unless some pink-faced
comlttee chairman picks a fight
with them. They're here to get an
education, which is more than
some students are. As far as I
can see, they don't want anybody
writing "helpful hints to returned
servicemen," unless, perhaps, it is
one of their number. Returned
men, I think want to Decome Just
plain students as tast as possible.
There is one aspect of the bulging registration that points to a
few changes. Sheer weight of
numbers Is going to force a realignment of student politics. At
UBC then are U parties all with
the same platform.   Nina parties
are composed of men, nine of
women. Those not in any party
are unorganized as yet and probably never will be so nobody worries about them.
A swelled registration will probably be a big monkey wrench ln
political "machinery" which worked so successfully In the past
grinding out assorted varieties of
student officers.
There is, one caution for fraternities and sororities. They are
getting the acid test whether they
want it or not. With so many
people to choose from In rushing,
there is the danger of being fussy
in picking the crowd over. If too
many hopefuls are left behind
each year, and especially this
year, the non-greeks may grow
and grow and grow until they not
only are In the majority, but are
organized at well.
Being one of the great unwashed, I can be blunt about prospects
for UBC organizations. The bluntest way I can think to put It now
is that the actions of established
groups this year will decide whether five years from now they will
be alive, and as usual, kicking, or
whether they will be as extinct as
King Arthur's round table. In
other words, just a legend.
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• Shopping
with Mary Ann
• HELLO, Everybody! WeU here
is your old friend Mary Ann
refreshed from a long holiday and
raring to start a brand new year
of dishing the dirt and telling you
of the grand bargains you can get
around town. And speaking of
the latter, have you been to the
'Clever Floor' of Rae-Son Footwear, 608 Granville, lately? The
wise coed with fall activities and
fall expenses on her mind, can
have the best footwear at the
minimum of expense at the 'Clever Floor.'—Aa usual the suinmer
marked a series of "l'affalre de
fraternity pin." Frixample, the
dark glamorous Alpha Phi who
returned hers to her Phi Kap boyfriend, or the Fiji track star who
planted his on the pretty Home
Ec girl, or the tall blonde Phi
Delt who gave his to the lovely
redhead. And so on—From "loafers" to "heels," you'll find attractive shoes, attraclvely priced at
15.95, at Rae-Son's 'Clever Floor.
Why not drop around and see
them for yourself?
• TO REALLY put the finishing
touches to your new fall suit,
you need a modish blouse from
B. M. Clarke's. Whether you want
tailored or fussy styles, you will
find them at Clarke's ln a wide
selection of colors and materials.
Spuns, crepes, sheers, plain or
printed, they are yours at only
$1.98 to $.98—It happened at summer school. Three lasses, surveying the unusual abundance of
men there, decided to take advantage of the situation. They each
picked out, a likly specimen and
spent their time trying to get to
know same. Then In one day, all
three wolfesses had their hopes
crushed. It seems that all three
men were either engaged or married—Yes, Indeed, the place to get
attractive blouses Is B. M. Clarice's.
For your convenience, there are
four stores situated In Vancouver's
main shopping districts, 1721 Commercial, 6201 Fraser, 2517 Granville, and 603 West Hastings.
• LYDIA Margaret Lawrence of
the Arts and Cratts building,
576 Seymour, welcomes back all
her old friends at varsity at the
beginning of the new season, with
a special hello to newsomers she
is sure will soon become friends
too. Visit her sometime, she will
be glad to find the answer to your
fashion problems, and design tor
you her stylized gowns and out-
fitt.—Maybe they should have
warned her first but tne mother
of a small dark Alpha Gam was
sure that the occasional chair
which was delivered to her house
recently waa a belated birthday
present. After spending a day of
displaying it to guests and rearranging her living room furniture completely, she began to
move all the furniture back again
in place when she found out from
her daughter several hours later
that the chair was a shower present to be presented to an Alpha
Gam bride-to-be that evening.
831 Powell Street
Vancouver, B.C.
806 Beach Ave.
Vancouver, B.C.
IN 1945
VANCOUVER IRON WORKS Ltd. The UBYSSEY, September 25, 1945, Page 3
"The Girl with tha Smartest Wardrobe on the Campus" . . .
that will be You ... in your smart outfits from our Fashion
Floor. We have all the things you'll want . . . sporty tweeds,
good wool dresjies, dreamy date dresses and all the hats,
blouses and shoes you'll need to go with them. Make
Spencers's your Fashion Headquarters this term.
A. Your good tailored hat, deftly designed in fine
fur felt and featuring the "New Look",   $8.50
B. The indispensable, classic suit with just enough
variation in the suit to make it definitely
"1945" _    $17.95
C. A trim, long sleeved blouse fashioned In attractive pebble crepe. A must for any girl's
wardrobe    $5.95
O. Your wardrobe wouldn't be complete without
the classic saddle oxfords. These are really well
built too, to stand up to all your countless trips
between the Caf. and the Library    $7.95
Fashion Floor
In Our
(Reprinted from the News-Herald)
ZIE of the University of
British Columbia has appealed to people who do not
normally take in roomers to
help out this fall with the
housing crisis on the campus.
It seems the regular boarding
houses have been booked up long
since and there are still hundreds
of out-of-town students who have
to live in Vancouver if they are
going to attend the coming term.
I read this in the paper the other
day and it interested me, probably
because my wife had some girl
university students last fall and
plans to have some more this
That's all right with me.
For one tiling, I am in favor of
at many of our young people at
possible gaining a university education. They ate the dtlsens of
For another thing I am In favor
of Mather getting some rant out
of a spare bedroom. He is.a citizen of today.
In case you are thinking of
boarding a student or two for the
first time, let me give you the secret of success.
The main thing to do about university students is to make them
part of the family.
They probably wont like being
part of the family at first, but
never mind, they will get used to
it. After all, neither they nor you
can live together and maintain
the formalities of strangers.
When the university girls got to
our house they were feeling lonely
like. Strangers in our city, they
missed the old familiar ways of
West Summerland.
I made them feel at home right
away—I let them cut the hedge
for me.
That was the start of the "all
part of the family" policy. We
and the girls got on fine.
It was no time before they were
helping my wife do the dishes.
It was even less time b.n'ore they
were keeping me waiting to get
into the bathroom.
I did things for our girls Ilk*
helping write an essay on "My
First Impressions of UJ8.C."
The fact that I have never attended U.B.C. gave me a freedom
of style that gained me the bulk
of a box of Macintosh Reds from
the Okanagan.
Later we established a domestic
mutual aid plan. My wife and I
used to go out'on Saturday nights.
The girls and their boy friends
used to look after our baby.
Another thing I liked with the
girls around, I got to read the
Ubyssey and all tiie new murder
I am afraid I can't tail you much
about the extra work in boarding
students. My wife only says darkly that it is not really much more
trouble to make dinner for five
than it is to make dinner for three.
Also I do not know very specifically how much money she made
with the lodgers.
I defy even Ilsley to understand
my wife's bookkeeping—in fact
she does not really understand it
herself. At a guess, I would say
she cleared about $35 a month.
But the point is that if you get
along with them there is much
more to boarding university students than cooking meals and collecting rents.
I do not know what the girls
thought about us, but after a
while we really found it nice to
have them in the house.
They gave our place a certain
something it didn't have before.
Maybe lt was a dash of adolescence.
When our friends visited us and
the girls were around I used to be
kind of proud to introduce them.
I felt, somehow, that I had got
to be a pretty solid sort of citizen
with two giuls in thc house going
to  university.
In case you do want r> U.B.C.
.student yourself, you can probably get one by phoning AL 1191 and
asking  for Dean Mawd.slcy. The UBYSSEY, September 25, 1945, Page 4
New Professors, Courses for Arts Faculty Curtis Heads Complete
UBC Law Faculty
Forward Heads
Mining Branch
• PROFESSOR F. A Forward,
for the past ten years professor of
metalurgyfl has succeeded Professor Turnbull as head of the department of Mining and Metallurgical
Professor V. N. Turnbull, who
is now retired on pension, actually
retired last year but remained on
until now because of the staff
Mr. Leslie Crouch has been appointed Professor of Mining
Engineering succeeding Professor
Dr. C. S. Samls has been appointed Associate Professor of
Professor   William   Wolfe,   formerly at the University ot Toronto, is now Assistant Professor of
Mechanical Engineering.
Professor John Liersch, head of
the deportment of Forrestry Engineering, has-returned from three
years leave of absence to continue
his duties. Professor Liersch has
been employed In production of
Sitka spruce for Mosquito bombers
at the Qeen Charlotte Islands.
George Allen was appointed
associate professor of Forestry
Associate Professor Lighthall has
retired from the department of
Civil Engineering.
S. D. DeJong, formerly at
Queens University, and Squadron
Leader W. G. Heslop were appointed associate professors of
Civil Engineering.
H. R. Bell and Alan M. L. Eyre
were appointed Instructors In the
department of Civil Engineering.
Yearbook Calls
For Photogi
• ALL STUDENTS owning cameras; knowing anything about
.cameras; or even knowing which
end of a camera to look through;
In short, anyone interested in
photography, Is asked to drop In
at the Totem offices ln the south
basement of the Brock and sign
up on the staff.
The Totem, UBC's yearbook —
twice mlnner of the All-American
college annual award, Is, as usual,
welcoming all photographers on
the campus to Its congenial, sophisticated atmosphere. Remember,
free cokes every week!
See Us For
Drop in and hear the
latest record releases —
popular and classical.
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• "EXPANSION" is the most overworked word on the
campus these days but it still applies and particularly
to the faculty of Arts and Science, the University's largest
faculty. Expansions are found in every department, particularly Home Economics, Social Work and Economics,
Political Science and Sociology. There are many additions
to the staff which is headed by Dean Daniel Buchanan.
Staff Doubled, Courses Increased
The number of courses are increased and the staff is
doubled in the department of Social. Work this term. As a
result of the recent grant of $9000 from the Vancouver Junior
League, a special course in group work will be offered for
the first time.
Elizabeth V. Thomas, MS, experienced American social
worker who has been group work consultant in the Colorado
State department, has been named special lecturer in charge
of the new course.
Another new appointee in the department is Margaret
Johnson, MSW, UBC graduate, who obtained her master's
degree at Washington University, St. Loius, Mo. Miss Johnson specializes in medical social work and she will be in
charge of advanced courses In this line.
Another new course in the department will be social psychiatry lectures by Dr. G. H. Hutton of Shaughnessy Military
Social Work Degree Considered
Plans are also under consideration for the establishment in
the near future of a degree in social work.
Coincident with these announcements comes word that the
department has been granted membership in the American
Association of Schools of Social Work. UBC is the third
school in Canada to be thus accredited. Others are the
University of Toronto, and the Montreal School of Social
Work.   There are 47 accredited schools in North America.
Degree of Bachelor of Home
Economics will be awarded for the
first time at the end of the 1945-
1946 session which places the department on equal standing with
other leading Canadian universities. Mary Holder, BSc. HEc.
(Mount Allison), has been appointed* assistant professor in the
Before coming to UBC, Miss
Holder was dietician at the Children's Memorial Hospital, Montreal. She also taught household
economics in Quebec high senools
and was assistant dietician in the
Mount Allison women's residences.
In line with faculty policy to use
every available means to accomodate the greatly Increased number
of students comes word from Dr.
N. A. M. MacKenzie that he will
again give lectures In addition to
his heavy duties as administrator,
this time In the new Government
course In the department of Economics, Political Science and Sociology. •
Prof. Henry F. Angus, head of
the Economcs department, has returned to the campus after acting
as wartime chief of the oconomlcs
division of the department of
External Affairs In Ottawa.
Previous to this he was liason
officer between the department of
External Affairs and the joint
economics commission of the
United States and Canada.
In September, 1944, he attended
the second meeting of the Montreal committee of UNRRA and
was a Canadian representative at
the London conference this summer.
Replacing Prof. John Allan Irving as head of the department of
Philosophy and Psychology is
Prof. S. N. F. Chant, OBE, MA.
Professor Chant graduated
from the University of Toronto
with the Prince of Wales Medal
for general proficiency and the
College Senior Athletic Award.
He engaged in post-graduate
studies at the University of Toronto and in Great Britain and the
United States.
He was professor of psychology
and acting head of the department
at the University of Toronto at the
time of his enlistment in the
RCAF. On returnng from overseas he was appointed director of
Personnel Selection and Research
at air force headquarters.
In 1944 Group Capt. Chant was
loaned to the department of Veteran's Affairs. He was later appointed Director General of Rehabilitation, from which position
he resigned in order to assume his
duties at UBC.
Mr. Chant has also served on
The Council of the Royal Cana-
dlan Institute  and The  National
Committee for Mental Hygiene.
Prof. J. Allen Harris, associate
professor department of chemistry,
bas returned from England where
he spent the summer assisting in
organizing and lecturing at Khaki
Former commanding officer of
the now disbanded UATC, Prof.
Harris spent several weeks at thc
college. He left Vancouver early
in July for the special mission
In the department of Modern
Languages a new course in Spanish will be introduced.
Dr. J. N. Parker, lormer officer
with the National Research Council and a graduate of the University of Toronto will be associate
professor of Spanish.
Dr. Ralph D. James, professor of
mathematics, is returning ,-> his
department from the TJnited States
Army Air Force. Dr. James served
in the operational analysis division
of the USAAF a^ Washington and
overseas as gunnery consultant.
Among other appointments in
the faculty are Robert A. Hume,
LLB(Stanford), associate professor, Mrs. Stella Lewis, MA (UBC),
lecturer, both In the department
of English; Dr. Mary Anne Lourle,
Dr. Jurisprudence (Vienna), lecturer In German In the department of Modern Languages.
Red Cross Work
Continues Despite
Requirement Cut
Cross and war work for coeds
will be cut down considerably
this fall, it was announced last
week by Nancy Pitman, president
of the University Women's Association.
During the past year coeds
were required to fill a quota of
hours in knitting, sewing, map
reading, typing nutrition and
similar courses. Sewing and knitting courses will be given this
year but hours will be decreased.
The new system will operate
under the direction of the UWA
with Mrs. J. F. Muir again heading
the supervisers.
First and second year students
are still required to register for
war work and members of the
upper years will be contacted
through the various women's organizations on the campus.
Miss Pitman has received word
from the Red Cross that they are
anxious to have contributions of
sewing and knitting from the unl.
verslty as the need In Europe for
clothing is greater than ever.
Says No to Profs
The Mountain State's colorful auditor, Edgar B. Slmms, in refusing
to sign a requisition for $200 to
pay for publicity photographs of
college professors, once sent the
following answer to the colleges:
The state cannot
Pay for
Putting the
Pictures and
Pedigrees of •••■..
Professors in the
•    Parallel with expansion of
has become Varsity's post
However, it is still th? faculty
without a home. UBC's law build,
ings, situated east of the library,
are still under construction.
Heading the latest eddition ii
genial Dean Gsorge F. Curtis, formerly professor of law at Dalhousie.
Prof. Frederick Read, former
University of Manitoba law instructor has taken office here at
the university to complefe the full
time staff.
In addition, the practise followed by other Ca/iadian law faculties is being carried out Vancouver justices and barristers have
been invited to hold lectures.
Registration, still under way, is
heavy as In all faculties. A large
proportion of students registering
for law are returned men, many
of whom are old UBC graduates
who obtained their degrees in Arts
and Commerce before enlisting,
The new faculty will offer tvo
options leading to a law diploma.
Students may graduate in sx
years with LLB and B.A. degree).
The combined degree consists <t
three years credit in Arts course)
followed by three years in law.
For students not electing to take
the combined course a five year
program has been drawn up. Two
years study in the Faculty of Arts
followed  by three  years in  law
all University facilities, law
war newcomer.
will  entitle  the  students  to hold
un LL.B degree.
The subjects to be taught are
those included in the standard
curriculum laid down by the
Canadian Bar Association now in
general use throughout Canadian
law schools.
Lectures will be held both at
the University and downtown in
the Court House where formerly
all law students were given
Facilities of the new faculty are
to be made available for those
students who have already articled
but have not completed their apprenticeship.
University lectures will supplement those g'ven downtown to
those graduates who have not yet
been admitted to the bar.
Explains Reunions
CLINTON, N. Y. (U.P.)-Dr.
Willard Thorp, Princeton University English professor, has a new
explanation for the return of
alumni to their college reunions.
Thorp says it isn't "just a chance
to carouse around and see their
ex-college mates," but a "retreat
to the one place where they have
escaped the pressures of day-by-
day life."
Greetings And Best Wishes
To The Class tf '49
McDonnell metal manufaturing Co. Ltd.
A. I. ALUMINUM FOUDRY LTD. The UBYSSEY, September 25, 1945, Page 5
Underhill Opens
Brock Coke Bar
• UNDER THE supervision of
Frank Underhill, a new coke
bar has been opened in the former
men's smoking room. Located at
the south end of Brock Hall, the
bar has nineteen tables capable of
seating seventy-six people.
The bar is open all day and students may obtain light lunches at
a reasonable price. The bar Is
also going to be used for special
lunches and on these occasions
will be closed to students.
• MAYBE the Greeks had a word
for it, but the staff of the
Registrar's office were left downright speechless last week at the
height of the registration roar.
A soft-voiced would-be coed
argued for an hour that she wanted
to enrol at the university without
attending lectures. She planned to
take six units of music off the
campus but was "slightly worried
about three Junior Matriculation
"And why do you want to attend
university"? tactfully inquired thc
Registrar's staff.
"Because" reasoned the girl, "I
want to Join a sorority.",
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• DO YOU WANT a quiet place
to eat your lunch? Do you
like free cokes? Do you shudder
at split infinitives and dangled
modifiers? Do you wish to express your thoughts on present-
day political, economic, and religious problems? Do you want to
become a reporter, photographer,
cartoonist, circulation manager,
sports writer, columnist, or general hanger-on?
Take a poll. If you answer "yes"
to one of these questions you are
exactly the type   of   person   the
publications board is looking for.%
This year there are several opportunities for advancement. Students with previous newswriting,
photography, or yearbook experience are preferred as new staff
recruits this year, but freshies
with a yen to learn publications
work will be accepted if they
make the grade.
And there will be many opportunities to learn this yeai. Reporters and editors from the three
downtown papers will be sponsored in a lecture aeries which
will commence In October.
Recruits will also have an opportunity to compete for two
scholarships offered annually by
the News-Herald valued at S200
and 1150 to students showing outstanding newswriting ability.
Scholarships are awarded on the
basis of five news or feature articles which are suitable for newspaper publication. Judges are Mr.
Mr. Kenneth Drury of the News-
Herald, Dr. G. O. Sedgewick, head
of the English deartment, and a
third judge named annually by
these two.
Applications for staff positions
will be received at the publications office, north basement of
Brock Hall this week.
Exchange Resells
Used Texts Now
• STUDENTS with text booK
lists can now obtain secondhand texts from the book exchange which opened Monday
noon in the north basement of
Brock Hall next to the publications office
The exchange will buy books
from students and sell them similar texts at a uniform price,
"provided all the pages are there
and the book is In one piece,"
according to Bob Morris, exchange
At present the exchange is
pleading for books so they can be
resold early
Students will not be allowed to
put reserves on books this year
but will have to take their chances
hi line-ups Opening time of the
exchange, which opens daily, is
Morris advises all people taking
split courses after Christmas to
buy their textbooks now as the
exchange will close in a month.
Flour Sifters, Bureaux, New Fisheries
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Advisory Board
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Eric W. Hamber
J. H. Roaf
W. H. Malkin
George T. Cunningham
Vancouver Office:
Pender and Seymour Streets
over $250,000,000.00
•   STEAM HEATERS, water pipes and shower baths are
rapidly being installed in army huts at the University
Camp on Acadia Road to accommodate the influx of out-
of-town students.
When h Ubyssey reporter visited
the camp, men on all sides were
laying linoleum, waterproofing
roofs and installing wires. In the
midst of al this organized bedlam
stood RQMS Glen, COTC Quartermaster and director of the camp.
As he himself confessed, he was
in a "dither."
At that moment, he was directing the movement of a miscellaneous group of furniture which
ranged from flour sifters to bureaux, while simultaneously promising two boys quarters, and
answering several phone calls.
He explained <hat the huts in
the north end of the camp are for
girls, while the boys will live in
those at the south end. Temporarily, boys in the camp were accomodated in a recreation hut
until final touches were added to
their quarters.
Boys' huts will be heated by
wood and coal stoves, but the
privileged sex will have steam
He invited us to 'look around,''
and so we did.
The huts are large oblong buildings, with reception room and long
centre hall with rooms on each
side. Rooms are approximately ten
feet by fifteen.
Walls are finished in sound-
deadening beaver board.
At one end of the camp are
small huts for use by married
members of the UBC staff. They
contain living room, bedroom,
kitchen and bathroom.
In the centre of the camp stands
the mess hall. Attached is the
kitchen and pantries, equipped
with army style stoves and sinks.
Approximately 30 feet from the
mess hall is the large water tank
which supplies the university area.
Incidentally, it leaks.
Students Star in Campus
Movie Now in Production
*   IF YOU see a man with a moving picture camera on the
campus this week don't pose beautifully.   He's not from
the land of the silver screen.    ___—__—_-__
Instead, Norman Barton of the
visual education branch of the
extension department will prepare
a moving picture this year of UBC
at work and play. The film, which
will document a complete term at
the university will be shown in
high schools throughout the province next eyar.
The "lights, camera, action"
dgnal was first given Thursday
with the arrival ot the freshman
class and the last scene will be
diot at the end ot April exams.
Mr. Barton isn't going to focus
his camera eye on beautiful coeds
either, unless they happen to be
studying or Involved in some cam.
pus activity. Emphasis is to be
placed on classroom activities and
30 per cent of the film will document various student activities
and phases of social life.
The campus camera-man hopes
that students won't turn and stare
at the camera. Classroom shofcj
will be planned, but camera excursions into student activities
will occur without warning.
"Examination room shots will
be staged—for obvious reasons,"
laughs Mr. Barton.
(Continued From Page 1-
tors, headed by UBC graduate
Robert "Tony" Osborne of basketball and general athletic fame.
Assistant to Mr. Osborne is H.
Douglas Whittle, from Calgary,
formerly a membr of the rehabilitation staff in the dominion government department of veteran's
Women's athletics are under the
leadership of Mrs. M. Sleightholm,
assisted by Miss Isobel Clay from
Victoria. Both ladies are highly
qualified In physical educaton
Faculty and staff expansion are
vital features of this biggest year
ln the history of the University,
but most spectacular is the program
for building and physical expansion of the campus Itself.
On the grounds already are
fourteen huts obtained from army
authorities. Some of these are for
classrooms, the University Health
Service and book store are scheduled to occupy others. Two coffee
bars are slated to augment the
catering needs of the campus: one
beside the Library, and one behind
the Auditorium.
Returning students were surprised at the change in the campus
bus terminal, which has been enlarged to cafeteria proportions.
Men wandering into the seclusion
of their smoking room in Brock
Hall gasped a Uttle at the sight of
tables and chairs to seat 80—the
refreshment bar included ln expansion plans.
A unique feature of the expansion program is the extension
of zoology laboratory work as far
afield as Burnaby Lake. This
summer, the municipality of
Burnaby granted permission for
the lake to be used as a classrooms
for studies in fresh-water life. The
department of zoology has established a hut on its shores to be
used as a laboratory.
Internal expansion includes such
Items as a radio communications
laboratory added to the Electrical
building; additional office and laboratory space In the Agriculture
building; and the sacrifice of common-room and locker rooms In
the Arts building for the construction of offices, now nearly
In the Applied Science building,
some space from Biology labs has
been given up for offices. The
mezzanine floor of the hydraulics
lab in the Mining building has
been given over to civil engineering needs.
Assignments of the five million
dollars granted by the provincial
government for building purposes
have been listed. $500,000 will be
used to add to the Science building, and another $500,000 for additional lecture room facilities.
Library expansion will be provided
for with S800,000 of the gnat, and
civil and mechanical engineering
requirements will be eased by the
provision of 9300,000.
A Home Economics building is
contemplated at a cost of 1100,000
which has been set aside. 990,000
have been earmarked for new
gymnasium facilities. 9200,000 will
add to accommodation for agricultural work, there will be 1500,-
000 for additions to the biological
science laboratories, and 1300,000
for additions to the power-plant
services on the campus.
The largest assignment, and one
which will likely recieve high priority on the construction list, is
that of $1,950,000 to be used in the
preparation of Law, Medicine, and
Pharmacy buildings.
By W.S. Hoar
• DR. W. S. HOAR, B.A.,
Ph.D., heads the new
fisheries department, part of
the department of Zoology.
This department, made possible through a grant of $7,-
500 per year by the B. C.
Packers Co., will specialize
in training students in fisheries research work, fishing
industry, and general conservation.
The objective will include development of research work here
and experiments in physiology.
Fundamental prerequisite courses
include biology and zoology with
special courses for 3rd and 4th
year students, graduate courses
for those working for their mas-
ter"s degrees, available.
Dr. Hoar taught at the University of New Brunswick for the
past six years and worked with
the Biological Fisheries Research
Board. He received his education
from the universities of New
Brunswick, Western Ontario, and
At present many students are
interested in this course and in
the future there will be excellent
opportunities in the fisheries of
B.C. Summer employment hi the
research field will be another
chance for the students to get
practical experience in this new
Bargain Pictures
Feature 'Gables'
Varied Art Display
Water colors, charcoal sketches,
linocuts, and pencil drawings
ranging from the size of a postcard to a Mamook poster will be
on display and available for sale
at the "sidewalk show" of three
Canadian artists from Wednesday
to Saturday outside "The Gables,"
University Boulevard.
Five dollars will be the maximum price for any one exhibit in
order to accomodate the thin
wallets of university students.
Active members of the Labor
Arts Guild, the three artists are
Dorothy Henzell Willis, Harley
Parker and Cliff Robinson.
Mr. Parker Is a member of the
Canadian Painters-Etchers Society
and Miss Willis and Mr. Parker
are members of the Alberta Society of Artists.
They display total freedom In
many styles and mediums according to reports. Devotees of surrealism will find some fresh creations while other paintings will
Attract young moderns, it is said.
This show, one of the first of its
kind In Canada, evolved from the
success of their exhibit In July.
A meeting of all girls interested
in joining a sorority will be held
this Wednesday noon In Aggie 100.
Foot Pals and Arnold
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Town Talk and
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837 GRANVILLE The UBYSSEY, September 25, 1945, Page 6
• CO-OPERATION of every student on the campus is
necessary to accomplish a clean and shining campus,
completely free from litter and empty "coke" bottles, according to Clean-up Campaign Committee chairman Ted Kirk-
Baskets and garbage cans are
sited at convenient places on ths
campus, and the committee orders
that they must be used. The main
lounge of Brock Hall is not to bo
used for lunching, but the snack
bar which was built thi-. summer
out of the Men's Smoking room
will soon be open. Students may
eat their sandwiches there.
"It is particularly important to
keep 'coke' bottles oft' the parking
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lot," Kirkpatrick said.-"The same
goes for driveways. Tires are too
hard to get these days."
Freshmen v<ill be expected t>
show their mettle by co-operating
with Student Council in keeping
the campus clear of rubbish. Not
evsn a rain-faded green crepe
paper bow-tie will be allowed a
lost resting place outside a garbage
This a crucial stage in the
growth of the University, Kirkpatrick stat:d. It is vital to give
all visitors to our campus the best
possible impression, not only of
students, but also of general conditions. Rubbish could be the
worst possible publicity, and it is
up to students to avoid it/
Bring Your Ma
To Clean Up
Frosh Told
added his word to pleas for a
clean campus In addressing freshmen on their first day of University Thursday.
Asking men students not to toss
lunch papers around the parking
lot, Dean Buchanan declared, "we
don't want the area looking like
it usually does."
If students are accustomed to
having mother pick up after them
at home, the Dean declared, they
should bring mother out to the
campus, because University employees don't feci motherly about
scattered waste.
Co-Eds Go for
Long Bob
Co-eds at Louisiana State University voted recently that the long
bob is tops in their minds for
feminine hairdos this summer.
"We have nether the time nor
the money for the careful styling
that 'piling it high" coiffure demands," co-eds said. "Bssides, we
want to be comfortable."
Canadian National Railways carried 19,144.749 passengers in 1939,
and 35, 928,212 in 1944.
W. F. English, vice-president of
Trans-Canada Air Lines, recently
reported that Canadian air-mile
costs had increased only . per cent
since 19.18, while similar costs of
U.S. airlines had risen 48 per cent.
• ABOVE—ALL the comforts of home and all the inconveniences—moans Tom Douglas, RCAF overseas veteran,
as he cleans out the compact oil stove that heats the 25-foot
trailer in which the Calgary airman and his pretty wife
Doris will live out the winter. The Douglasses are parked
at the Acadia Road forestry camp near the University of B.C.
while Tom attends classes at UBC.
• ABOVE LEFT—PLANNING meals in their home-on-
wheels, Tom Douglas and his wife look over a cook book
in their comfortable front room. It's about three steps to the
completely equipped kitchen and about three more to the
bedroom. Tom is taking up electrical engineering at UBC
while living in the trailer home.
Airman and Wife Set
Up Home in Trailer
• MR. and MRS. TOM S. DOUGLAS live in the university
area, and have extra sleeping space,— but they're not
taking in student borders this season.
Their home is a
The reason?
trailer, twenty-five feet long and
eight feet wide and their new
address Is "First Trailer to tho
Right, Former Military Camp,
University Forestry Area."
Background history of the
"trailer travels" of Mr. and Mn.
Douglas is a mixture of determination to get an education in spite
of housing difficulties, and sheer
luck. Owner Tommy Douglas,
former RCAF Wireless Operator
had made up his mind this summer to enroll in second year electrical engineering at the University of British Columbia. The
only thing stopping him was lack
of accommodation for his pretty
blond wife, Doris.
"Then early in the second week
of September we met an airman
with a trailer, "badgered" it out
of him for 11600 and decided to set
out from Calgary for the University of British Columbia, bringing
our housing accomodation with
us," recalls Tommy.
The couple spent six days on
the road travelling through Oregon and Washington and rolled
onto the university campus Monday, September 10. They wera
greeted with joy by university
officials harassed by the student
housing problem.
Tommy, who had formerly completed his first year of electrical
engineering at the university, will
''have plenty of room to study"
according to his wife, Doris, who
points with dJ.ight to cupboard
space crammed in every conceivable corner of the trailer home.
"I can find more cupboard space
ln our trailer than in the three-
room suite we had hi Calgary,"
she explains proudly.
The trailer is modern in every
space-saving detail from miniature
Venetian blinds to the compact
two burner electric range with
oven, in the two-by-four kitchen.
The only things at present worrying the trailer couple is the
tlaundry and hot water probbm.
Mrs. Douglis, formerly a store
nurse in Calgary doesn't think she
"will have room to hang out thc
Monday  washing."
Ho is also secretly worried about
his wife's fondness for animals.
"She wants to buy a flog," he
Doris hasn't yet ph'nne-d any
elaborate m als with covers laid
for eight, but funics that six people could bo lilted in for u dinner
very easily at their small collaps
ible tabla attached to the trailer
She is at present content in
manufacturing meals for two in
the small kitchenette. Even her
cook book is .pocket siz2 and fits
neatly into a magazine rack built
high up on a wall.
"So far we're happy about
everything except your weather,
which happens along in big wet
blobs when 1 was trying to clean
our oil heater outside one day,"
says Tommy.
And do the Dougiase3 want a
ten-room house? Absolutely not.
"They'd get lost."
Frat Tables to Go
In Rush Hours, Caf
Czar Dictates Here
• SOME 300 UBC students who
will have to be fed three meals
a day by the university dining
halls will add a major problem to
the already overtaxed facilities,
acording to Frank Underbill, manager of the cafeteria.
When the present expansion
program is finished sometime In
the next few weeks, the university
will have the cafeteria in the
Auditorium building, anack bars
in the bus stop, Brock Hall, in the
block of lecture rooms and offices
behind the Auditorium building,
and the Brock Dining room.
The completed program will
provide feeding facilities for approximately 635 students at one
time. The Caf and the Brock
dining room, tht only places or.
the campus where complete meals
may be obtained, will seat together about 485.
Mess halls in the two camps will
be open seven days a week to feed
the three hundred resident men
and women students.
Mr. Underhill said that fraternities and sororities will not be able
to keep their tables in the Caf
during the rush hours, but will
have to take their chances along
with everyone else.
He said that suplies of food,
canned stuffs and fruits, are not
very plentiful, and that the rationing of meat will probably
work some hardship. However,
special noon-hour meals at low
prices will still be s?rv.?cl.
"In view of the overcrowding,"
Mr. Underhill .said, "I would like
to ask the students to co-operate
"nd return th.ir dishes to the
will go into this branch.   However
of   the   first   1000   ex-servicemen
registering, 90 signified  their intention of going into this branch.
• B. C.'s NEWLY AWAKENED INTEREST in her forthcoming timber policy has had a direct result at the
University with the return of Prof. J. E. Liersch, head of
the department and the appointment of George S. Allen to
an associate professorship.
Prof Liersch, who received his      "
B. App. Sc. in forest engineeringnot  ccrtain hov  mal"
here has bsen on leave of absence service.men enterea   as
during the war years to superintend Aero Timber Products where
spruce was cut for airplane parts.
Awarded a Packe Fellowship for
work in selective loging at the
Weyerhauser Timber Co. he received his master's diploma at the
University of Washington.
Liersch, born hi Vancouver is
well known throughout B. C.
wherever loggers and tlmbermen
are found.
CaUed back to rearrange the
forestry course, he will not be
lecturing this year. His hopes are
that a straight course in forestry
will be ready next ear Instead of
the various options as at present.
Directly due to the H. R. MacMillan grant of 150,000 is Associate
Prof. Oeorge S. Allen's appointment. Prof. Allen, praduate of
App. Sc. ln '33 is the only person
who has taken his masters degree
in forrestry here at UBC. He was
awarded this diploma for perfecting a working circle at our university forest.
Formerly employed by the economics department of the Forest
Branch, which takes care of all
reforestation and forest research,
Prof. Allen will Instruct In forest
protection, mensuration and silviculture.
According to reliable figures
forestry has a bright future at the
university with over 100 registering from second to fifth year. This
practically doubles former registration.
As foresters are not classified as
such until their second year It is
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• BOARDING out-of-town students in city homes was placed ln
the hands of the Alma Mater Society on Sept. 18, Students' Council
president Allan Ainsworth said
last weekend. The move was mad*
to lighten the burden on staff of
the registrar's office.
Housing problems appeared to
be slackening for male students
last week, according to Margaret
Patrick, in charge of the AMS
housing registry.
A list of available accommoda-
dation is being kept up ti date by
the Society, and the students are
required to report when tney hav*
selected rooms. The first day's •
work by the AMS office last week
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Former Grad, Hoop 4ce, Returns
As Van Vliet Gains Alberta Post
• AS UBC STEPS into a new phasf in her life of sports
now that the war is over, she doajso with the help of a
new Director of Physical Education. Bob Osborne, who has
been prominant at Varsity in the last few years in the
COTC, has already started work to mild up a program that
will restore sports to its normal peaje-time standards.
Although UBC was fortunate in
getting one of the best organizers
of sports to take over the position,
sportsmen will miss Maury Van
Vliet who has been with Varsity
now for 9 years and has made
many a friend In that time.
Famed for his coaching of basketball and his general ability as
an organizer, Maury received an
Invitation to go to the University
of Alberta at Edmonton as Professor and Director of Physical Education for Men.
Bob Osborne steps into the picture just as the Blue and Gold
begins to organize for greater
■porta activities in years to come.
WeU known by many fellows
■iter teaching at Templeton and
Lord Byng, Bob la probably beet
known for his hoopla activities.
He played on the UBC team when
they won the championship ln
1930-31 and tor the next three years
was captain ot the team. He later
played for the Province team and
one year went with three players
from Victoria to bolster Windsor,
who were representing Canada In
the Olympics. The team came
second only to fhe States. After
that he played for Tookes.
Bob has many great hopes for
Varsity's life of sport this year.
Along the lines of extramurals,
plans are being made to draw up
a Canadian or American football
schedule against some of the
smaller American colleges along
the coast. It is also hoped that
the Colleges ln Western Canada
will once again do battle for the
Hardy Cup.
En Jsh Rugger games will prob.
ably le carried on much as they
werepst year with a small circuit
operAjg in the city.
Asjfor basketball, it Is hoped
le 'Birds whom Bob will be
ig this year w/ll have games
ime of the American colleges
iparatlon for a big casaba
lie next fall.
believed at present that
changes, will have to be
in the Intramural setup that
use last year. So far, no
plans have been made. It
it however that the system
prelously used would net be ade.
qui » for the enlarged enrollment
at   arsity this year.
C a of Bob's chief hopes is that
thc i nttn who are returning from
tha irnfed forces will lake part In
the spqKs activities at UBC. This
is > lis one of the chief factors
in ds revision of th* intramural
Us assistrot is planning the
yelr'i work, Bob flfl nave with
hit Otug Whittle, a graduate in
psletl Education from the Uni-
dty of Toronto. Doug has had
fte • bit to do with the work
the Y.M.C.A in the last few
. of which a
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• NEW 'BIRD MAN—Here is Bob Osborne who will this
year be taking over the duties of the Director of Physical
Education for the Men. Besides his other work, Bob is going
to mould another Thunderbird ball team to carry the honours
for the Blue and Gold on the maple courts.
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
Many Former Stars Return
To UBC Sports This Year
•   SO HERE WE ARE at the beginning of another year.
After a little snooping around, it seems rather safe to
say that UBC is in for one of her better years in the world
of sport.   Returning to the campus this year will be many
men that have worn the Blue and Gold in previous years
Once   again   hoopla   fans   Will
watch Gordy Sykes working the
pivot spot on the maple courts,
and hear the madman Harry
Franklin argue that he was "no
where near the character—how
could he possibly foul him."
Also swishing the net will be
Harry Kermode who played for
Lauries in the Canadian finals last
year, and Hunk Henderson, crafty
centre-man, who Is returning after come time as a P.O.W. In Germany.
A happy note la this years sport
program Is the word that Itnock
'em down and drag 'em out'
Canadian and American football
will very probably be featured
again this year.
This will mean the renewal of
the Hardy Cup battles for Western
Canada Inter-coleglate football
and the setting up of a series with
some of the American Universities.
Sports fans of yesteryear will be
glad to see Freddy Smith, one ot
the most out-standing guards
Varsity has ever known, ln action
again this year.
From the sidelines, the words of
coach Johnny Farina will echo
across the field as the boys do
their best to "Drive you bums - •
drive!!" In a slight warm up.
lames, the liniment.
And last, but usually first, comes
track ace Doug Lee, who took the
Intramural cross country run several years ago.
And so It goes. This Is only a
small number of the boys who
are returning to bring glory to the
Blue and Gold in the sports world
this year. Looks like a great season. COLLUM
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• DID YOU NOTICE that the
last time you cut yourself, the
blood was a beautiful dark red?
Can you guess why it was a Uttle
darker than it Used to be? Perhaps it was because you have a
little printer's Ink In your blood
and didn't know Itl
All of which is leading up to
the fact that we need new blood
ln the Pub again this year. For
those who have not as yet been
Initiated to the local "den of iniquity," the Pub is formally referred to as the Publications Board.
Of course, there are many nice
things about becoming a sports
reporter. You will undoubtedly go
for the Idea of having a free bottle
of coke beside you to help you
while you write the odd story.
What*s more, wouldn't you Uke to
have some place where you can
knock around with a bunch of
characters In your spare time. Do
you go for the Idea of parties
where the fun flows like wine?
They even have women there too!!
As anyone can obviously see,
this business of being a scribe
for the local rag Is Indeed a good
racket to be ln on. Of course it
helps if you know how to write
a little and are also interested in
And just a note to tne girls.
(It's okay for the boys to read
this if they want tol) This year
should be a great year for girls'
sports on the campus and therefore we are going to need help
from the girls to cover their activities. How's about dropping In for
a few minutes to let us know that
you will be able to help us and
girls' sports on the whole by giving them a little publicity.
So, all you guys and gals, we
suggest that you toddle down here
to the "depths ef the old Brock
HaU" even If you didn't get in on
the informal meeting held Monday. We particularly want all
those sports editors of high school
sheets that were in action last
Just drop In and let us know
who you are.   Everyone is wel-
• can- em
• 'TWAS AN HOUR before deadline and all through the
Pub, everyone was raving, that is just about everyone.
There was one voice that was missing. Where was Luke?
While the rest of us slave at our dear old Pub, Lucifer Q.
Moyls reclines in luxury "somewhere in the States." He
claims to be working but how anyone could call a two-week
trip down to Los Angeles, Hollywood, etc. work is more than
we can figure out.
So Luke is having a holiday ... so we are having a heck
of a day! We must return to the grind with smiling faces
while Luke sneers at us from his most honourable seat of
honour. Our holidays are over. Oh alas and alack!! I
wonder if he'll say hello to the President for me. Oh well,
we can laugh when he has to get back on the job.
Klahowya Friends
We throw out the Welcome mat to a new staff in tiie gym
this year. Mrs. J. Sleightholme is taking over the girls'
activities and Bob Osborne will be working with the boys.
They have with them two new associates also. Miss I. Clay
who graduated frotn McGill last year will help Mrs. Sleightholme and Doug Whittle from the east will be in on the
organization of the men's sports.
Their job is not an easy one either. The enlarged enrollment presents a problem in itself. It is ihe object of the
sports department to let as many people as possible take part
in athletic recreation in the gym and in the stadium.
This means enlarging the intramural setup so that more
people can be included in the activities. For those who are
new to UBC, we would explain that the intramural schedule
is for the use of those who are interested in sport but either
because of the lack of time or ability, are not able to make
the teams that represent the Blue and Gold in the sports
Intramurals For All
It was formerly organized into teams from Fraternities
and other teams made up from the Frosh class as well as any
other organized group that wished to enter a team for the
The Frosh were formed for the most part from the high
schools that they last attended. Last year, the Mu Phis made
up of ex-Mageeites, took the honours from the other fifteen
teams entered. However, it is felt that in some cases this
grouping of the freshman into high school teams, although an
easy method of organizing, tends to cement high school
This is one thing that we must try to forget at Varsity.
We DO want to remember that we go to UBC and that is
the important thing. Certainly, we were all proud of our
high schools but now that we are at Varsity, we think of
Varsity as our alma mammy.
It's Gonna Be A Great Year
Bob has not forgotten extramurals by any means. Although
this year is in all probability just a stepping stone to better
years to come, it should be a big year in hoopla and football.
Mrs. Sleightholme has taken it upon herself to introduce a
little more extramural work to build up the interest that hat
been sadly lacking in girls' athletics during the past few
years. Yes girls, you've got to admit it!! Maybe tiie freshettes and those of the upper years will take this as a challenge
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To Take Over
Girls Sports
• SOMETHING new has been
added to UBC this year. In fact,
a great many new things have
been adden, but in this case, Mrs.
J. Sbightholme, who has taken
over the position of Dir#otor of
Physical Education for Women, is
the subject of our discussion.
,A graduate of McGill and Columbia Univsrslties, Mrs. Sleightholme
taught Physical Education at Point
Grey Junior High School before
coming out to Varsity this year.
She played on the Senior hockey team for UBC at one time but
her favorite sports are along the
lines ot climbing, skiing and riding.
As for her plans at UBC, Mrs.
Sleightholme feels that she has
worked out a new ar more varied
program that should increase Interest in girls' athletics.
Her Ideas Include training in
archery and fencing and plans are
In progress for golf, riding and
swimming. She aiso has planned
to give the co-eds training In
modern dancing which ls very
popular amongst the girls.
New year will be the introduction of co-educational classes in
dancing. This will Include ballroom and some square dancing.
For a limited number there will
be a period of tumbling and apparatus with the possibility ot
entering the team Into competitions.
Extramural activities, will include hockey and basketball as
last year and it is hoped that there
will be archery and swimming
competition for those interested.
In order that students can have
a little more idea of how to plan
their courses, there has been a
change made in the program used
last year. On Wednesday and Friday of each week, girls will have
their periods in the afternoon and
the boys will have the morning.
First Senior A basketball practice of the year will be held on
Tuesday, tonight, at 4:30 in the
gym. A.l those who are intsrested
in making the team, please turn
out a that time.
ATTENTION all members of the
Men's Big Block Club. A meeting
will ba held of all members of
the Big Block Club on Thursday,
Sept. 27 In the double executive
room. The purpose of the meeting
which Is scheduled for 12:30, ls to
elect an executive for the season
J. Sleightholme. pictured above,
has come to UBC this year to lead
the girls In their sports activities.
She has planned n new and varied
program that should prove Interesting to the co-eds.
Students To Elect
Treasurer of MAD
• AT A RECENT meeting of the
Students Council, it was decided
that this year the treasurer of the «
MAD should be elected by the
students rather than being appointed by the Directorate as has
been done In past years.
The main reason for this as
voiced by Ole Bakken, president
of the MOD, Is that so much money. Is going to handled by. the
treasurer this year for sports that
it is felt that the one wiio holds the
job should be someone that the
students know and want in this
responsible position.
This person has undoubtedly one
of the most Important positions
In the MAD. He will be responsible for all the gate receipts and
for the handling of the money ln
the case of teams travelling to
other cities. He will be elected
during the third week of the fall
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As Sports Prep For Gala Year
It is the purpose of this program to offer opportunities
for every student.
1. To engage in some type of organized physical activity
that will provide the enjoyable features of competitive
sport without demanding the extraordinary skills or
rigorous training required for a Varsity team:
2. To keep fit and to gain relaxation and pleasure in
the social atmosphere of sports.
The Intramural Committee is anxious to make it known
that this program is not prepared for any one group but that
it wishes to encourage all who are interested to organize
groups for competition or to affiliate with established groups.
Intramural sports at UBC are organized by the Director
of Physical Education (Men's) and supervised by tiie Intramural Administration Boarfc.
The Intramural Board shall consist of the following
The Director of Physical Education (Men)
President of Mens' Athletics
A representative appointed by the Big Block Club
The sports editor of the Ubyssey
A representative from each competing team
Application for league membership should be made to
the Intramural Director. Any male organization, society,
church, or campus club is encouraged to participate in the
Intramural program. Application shall be in the form of a
petition containing not less than twenty-five names, and must
be submitted to the Physical Education Office on or before
Wednesday, October 3rd.
(a) Any man who is a member of a university team
may not compete in the Intramural program of that
(b) Eligibility in track and field, swimming and golf,
shall be governed by a team or entry list submitted
to the Intramural Director prior to the date set for
the meet or tournament.
OCTOBER:     Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Touch
NOVEMBER: Volleyball, Touch Football, Golf, Table
JANUARY:    Swimming, Basketball, Badminton.
FEBRUARY: Softball, Basketball, Horseshoes, Bowling.
MARCH: Basketball, Track, Softball.
For the past three years all Fraternities have entered
teams in the Intramural program. It is hoped they will
contiue to show the same enthusiasm. The committee however, in audition, would like to see entries from the following
groups: Ex-servicemen, Freshmen, Faculties of Applied
Science and Arts  (Either by years or interested groups),
paj^-a.cj 'uoijeonpg 'Meq 'aoaauruio^ 'ajnimouSv
(1) There will be a meeting in the gymnasium of all
first year men interested in organizing for intramurals on Wednesday, September 26th at 12:30.
(2) The volleyball and touch football competitions ■will
commence during the second week of October.
Scullers Prepare
Terrific Season
On Ye Old Fraser
• RECRUITS willing to trade
strokes for University's rowing honor will be welcomed at a
meeting nsxt Monday, Sept 31, at
12:30 in Arts 204.
Noted for blisters, biceps and
barnacles, UBC oarsmen have been
a familiar sight on the Fraser
and in the Fras9r for the pa&t
seven years.
Club hopes are that sculling this
year will be one of the major
sports with two or three regattas
occuring during the second term.
Arrangements have already been
made to use Vancouver Rowin;?
Club's facilitbs for training those
new to the sport.
These new members will bscomc
accustomed to their new aquatic
life   in  training  barges.
Perfection of stroke, slide, rhythm
and timing accomplished, fledglings
will then graduate to eif»ht oared
Woodworkers, plumbers' and fishermen will be greeted with cordial
lust by the club executive for all
equipment Is repaired by members.
Gold and blue sweaters will
again become a familiar sight n t
on tho field but on the stream
Saturday  afternoons.
Other trainine; periods are to h?
drawn   i"\     Twice   a    w:ck    will
undoubtedly   1):   the   .schedule,
Club facilities at present include
two  ei:;'.lt   o."aeil   sh.ll-.   ine  coac.i
boat,  three showers and  a  stove.
Puck Chasers
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As Season Opens
• AS VARSITY sports return to
pre-war heights, and the scope
of competitive sports expands, ice
hockey enthusiasts flock back to
their old grounds again.
The majority of last year's team
and an estimated ten or twelve
hockeyists among tho returned
men have come back to the fold.
However, the organization sida
of the team has been n.ther disorganized during the summer, To
remedy this situation, Bruce Lowther, who handled part of last
year's publicity for the team,
asks that all those who are interested in forming a new team immediately g:t in touch with him
at ALma 2454 or leave a note
with their name and address at
the Publications Office in thd
North end of the Brock Hall,
Situated at the foot of Blenheim
street a 15-minute walk from the
No. 7 car on Forty-first will get
you half-way there.
Washlngtons Huskies,' defeated
on their homegrounds last year by
UBC's Junior Varsity will be out
to win back their crushed laurels
on the Fraser slough this season.
Regattas of the above type are
run on a mile and a quarter
It is hoped by club officials that
threo V.il'sily crews wiil lake part
in this me t. Namely i. Varsity,
Varsity Junior and F.osh crew
will le in there pitchin.'; on the
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• ONCE AGAIN the Freshman
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annual Cairn Ceremony to be held
Friday, at 12:30 on the Main Mali.
Climaxing a week of Frosh activities the students will commemorate the original trek to the cairn
outside the Science building.
Erected from the stones brought
by students ln the first triumphant
march from the Falrvlsw Shacks
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symbol of the great service rendered by the campaigners of '22.
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to the great trek. Guest speaker
will be Dr. Allardyce, a member
of the Students' Council ln 1928.
President Allan Ainsworth will
address the gathering also, and
the varsity band, under the direction of Arthur W. Delamont, will
The ceremony will nave special
meaning this year, when huts are
again being used for lectures and
the university is looking forward
to the construction of buildings
that will replace the huts as the
1928 buildings replaced the shacks.
Homes Scarce for
• PEOPLE with accommodation
for university students are discriminating against those who are
married and have children, it is
reported by the AMS housing
Marg Patrick, in charge of the
Alma Mater Society housing regis,
try, says that at least 15 couples
with children are seeking accommodation. There are, however, at
least eight places listed for married
couples with no children.
Singletons, as usual, fare much
better. They are having little difficulty in finding homes, Mis3 Patrick said.
Rides for two from Slocan and
Hastings or vicinity. Phone HA
In Arts 100, Monday morning,
raincoat with gloves and small
change in pocket. Finder phone
FAirmant 0709R.
• TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS don't worry pretty coed Ann Baxter—she takes them in her stride—and
her favorite horse takes her In Its stride to classes at the University of B.C. Crowded busses this week kept
UBC students standing In block-long lines, but not this third ycar artswoman who sailed right past rain-soaked
queues. B. C. Electric officials promised, however, that the transportation, tie-up would be unknotted by
Monday. Students who nick-named busses "King Oscar" sincerely hoped to. (Story elsewhere on this page.
See editorial on page 2.)
FROSH WILL NOT VOTE      New Manitoba President Lifts Yoke
FOR NEW AMS MEMBERS   Student Government Comes of Age
•   FRESHMEN will not be eligible to vote on October 17
for the Student Council sophomore member and social
co-ordinator, or for the treasurer of the Men's Athletic
Directory, under present plans of the council.   ,	
Allan Ainsworth, president, said
•   WINNIPEG, September 27 — (CUP) — Students of the
University of Manitoba will be free to carry on student
activities as they choose under the administration of Dr.
A. W. Trueman, newly appointed president of the university.
that as the present Students' Council was elected last February,
Council decided Frosh will not be
eligible to vote for the additional
members. Addition of a sophomore
member and social co-ordinator to
the council was decided on on recommendation of the AMS revision
As Christinas examination lists,
usually used as voters' list, would
be Inadequate because of expanded enrolment, ballots will be issued on the basis of the students'
cards In the AMS office. Second
ycar sluednts new in thc university
will be eligible to vote.
Nominations for the three positions, to be made in each case by
ten a ti.'o AMS members who are
not freshmen, must be received at
the AMS nffiee before 5 p.m. October 1'!.
Specifie duties of the sophomore
member have not yet been assigned, but after experience gained
this year, these will be set out
in the AMS constitution, Ainsworth said. The sophomore member will be valuable in giving the
council continuity, he said.
Responsibility of the social coordinator will be to co-ordinate all
campus social activities. He or she
will have the task of avoiding
clashes between events and will
supervise bookings for meetings,
the AMS president said.
Duties of the MAD treasurer,
who will not be a Student Council
member, will include the signing
of vouchers passed by MAD.
Although unable to vote in the
October 17 elections, freshmen will
name their own class executives
s; on. consisting of president, vice-
president, secretary-treasurer and
uthletic representative.
The new president said that the
price of this freedom would bo
responsibility. He ls anxious to
co-opsrate with student officers
and to encourage the extensive
system of student government already in existence.
Dr. Trueman added that the university newspaper, the Manitoban,
should remain a free newspaper,
but that a "rational" meaning must
be put on the word "free." He
hopes that the students will conduct themselves with "good taste
and common sense."
When told of the improvement
in the methods of student government at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Norman A. M. MacKenzie, president of UBC. said: "I
know Dr. Trueman well, and this
move is thc kind of thiny I woul 1
expert from him.
"I h lievo tiie extension of ?Ui-
tient government is a sound policy
—that If you give people responsibility they will live up to it."
Allan Ainsworth, president of tho
Alma Mater Society of UBC, said:
"I would like to congratulate the
students of the University of
Manitoba on the privileges granted them by a progressive administration.
University Busses
Only Eight Strong
• A MAXIMUM of eight buses
for the University run are all
that can be expected for tho firs',
few months, says Harley Thornton, chief operator on this run.
More busses are expected later
in the year, Thornton lontimied.
but nothing is known definitely
yet. If they do come, he added,
thev will arrive in a small t.ickle.
Dunk Juvenile Delinquents
•   IT HAS STARTED again.   Sophomores, sparked by the
red sweaters of Applied Science, picked Wednesday noon
as D-Day for the invasion of Froshdom, and mud wac literally
flung for more than half an hour on the campus.
First freshmen to bear the brunt
of second-year were milling in the
quad between lectures. Some of
them wore no placards, or no ties;
some had matching sox, and some
hadn't rolled up trouser legs high
enough. They soon found out; the
engineers had them seated on the
drinking fountain, with the water
on, in a few seconds.
Other freshmen refuseu to sing
varsity songs, or yell varsity yells.
It was a fatal error in tactics.
Pursued as far as Brock HaU ln
some cases, the hapless Frosh
were "Invited" to bathe ln the
lily-pond by the gymnasium road.
The   Invitation   was   accepted,
with reservations. The Frosh
wanted company in the pond, and
saw that they got it. Even science-
men went in, one head-first. After
the first ducking, the clear waters
were muddy, and less inviting.
Both sides did their best to avoid
"I'll have to count ten before I
say anythlg," AMS president Allan
Ainsworth 'gritted to reporters as
he surveyed the battle. "This
wasn't on the books at all."
Freshettes found that their femininity was no safeguard against the
science wolf-pack. Two aproned
and becapped little ladies suddenly
found themselves surrounded by a
pack of fifty-odd grinning engineers.
"Come on, sing us a song!"
shouted the redshirts. "Got your
Tillicum on you? Read the words
out of that."
Protesting bitterly that they
couldn't sing, the girls were seized,
and green lipstick replaced the
natural rosebud coloring of their
unpalnted faces.
At no time Wednesday did the
battle reach the proportions of a
riot. It spread insidiously across
the campus lawns, and burst forth
near Brock Rai» in a parade of
engineers singing their beer-consuming melody.
On the Brock steps, a freshman
was collared by sophomores, and
literaly disappeared from sight in
the mob surrounding him. As
suddenly he reappeared, undamaged. Shouted the deparitn.?
sophs: "You're lucky this time,
bub! But just wait . . ."
In the lily pond, with shutter-
bugs snapping around its perimi-
ter, more than one pair of battlers
shot mud twenty feet in the air
as they ducked each other under.
Students of all years, crowding
close to view the carnage, leaped
back hurriedly as spray flew
about their heads.
Almost on the stroke of the 1:30
bell, a last splurge was Indulged
In by reckless freshies who sneered at passing engineers in thc
quad. One of their number, singled out by his height, was promptly seized and seated on the fountain.
He almost escaped, at that. Poor
staff-work left to the last moment
the vital detail of turning on th:>
water.   But it was turned on.
With the shouting and tumult
over, the library lawns resumed
their green serenity. In the Illy
pond, a last freshman stood with
pants rolled high, dredging. Somebody had put rocks In his shoes,
and scuttled them ln the murky
"Gee, it's cold in here," he said.
Frosh Smoker
Friday Nignt
ife will cause to disappear vast
quantities of food and tobacco in
the greatest disappearing act in
the histdfy of the University of
British Columbia.
Upperclassmen will have to bt
magicians, and very good ones, to
be able to sneak In on this, the
greatest of all, FROSH SMOKER.
To keep these intruders out the
Big Block club will be out in
force acting as masters-at-arms.
On the entertainment side of the
night, Stan Fields, who is Grade
Fields' cousin, will present his act.
He will also lead ln the singing.
Another giant on the entertainment bill is Ackery the Magician,
who is well-known In Vancouver
entertainment circles.
There will be a whole surprise
entertainment bill besides these.
Prof. Walter H. Gage, long known
In freshman circles, will, according
to usually well-informed sources,
sing "Allouette."
Those freshmen who have misbehaved during initiation or who
have flaunted the "Freshman Code
"of Honor" will be taken care of.
AMS president Alan Ainsworth
will preside at the bench hi a
ftosh mock trial.
Admission will be by frosh regalia or Tillicum. Busses will be
running as in the day.
Student Speeders
Face Stiff Fines
• THE STRONG hand of the law
has fallen on the heads of four
student drivers exceeding the fifteen mile per hour speed limit
on the mall.
Fines for such traffic infractions
may run up to $300 under the
Motor Vehicles Act and university
area provincial constable M. Mal-
lins believes that "a lot of revenue
will go to the provincial government the next few weeks."
Constable Mallin's pet peeve at
present Is "lazy drivers" who ara
parking cars on the mall boulevard
instead of in the parking lot.
"The lot isn't overcrowded yet
and cars at that place are creating
a traffic hazard for two-way traffic
and the university bus circuit
trips," he protested  today.
Constable Mallins will direct
parking-lot traffic this week.
Shrum Suggests "WIT" Plan
To   Ease   Transport   Problem
• DESPITE the hundreds of cars which cram the university
parking lot the transportation problem is still critical.
As a means of alleviating the situation, Lt.-Col. G. M. Shrum
of the university extension department has suggested an
appeal in these columns to students to organize a system
along the lines of Wartime Industrial Transit.
Although car chains have been organized some students
arrive on the campus in half-empty cars, he pointed out.
He suggested these people arrange to pick up paying passengers daily.
Although the university buslines have been promised additional busses in the near future, bus capacities will still
be overtaxed as student registration continues to increase.
The situation regarding crowded trams and streetcars promises to get worse instead of better as stores return to peacetime opening and closing schedules.
Col. Shrum has suggested that students who have space
available in their cars advertise for passengers in the Ubyssey. A PAGE OF OPINION
The Transportation Tangle      ft%4e?
• LINEUPS of various sorts have become
an accepted condition at the university
this year. Every wise student is allowing
a generous portion of his time budget for
tedious minutes spent waiting for food,
books, and other necessities.
The paradox is that students are forced to
spend a disproportionate percentage of their
time in the early morning hours waiting to
get into streetcars and busses so they can
begin to wait in university lineups.
The situation is by no means new and for
the past few years transportation to the
university area has been stretched to the
limit. Students from certain areas with
early morning classes have had to allow an
extra half hour in their travelling time to
ensure admittance to lecture rooms.
But because there are almost 1500 extra
commuters this year despite large scale return of car chains, the situation threatens
to turn into a crisis.
It is granted that transportation officials
recognize the inadequacy of eight busses to
handle rush hour crowds and will attempt
to speed up transportation from Sasamat as
soon as possible. But whether the cure is
being applied in the right place deserves a
little thought.
A survey of student-populated areas shows
that a large percentage of commuters travel
from Kerrisdale, South Granville, and Dunbar sections. All these people travel down
Granville, Alma, MacDonald and Interurbarf
lines to converge on the number fifteen and
sixteen car lines along Broadway. Result
is that 8:10 to 9:30 lecture streetcars filled
up with west end, east end, and Kitsilano
students leave crowds of people stranded
along the route nowhere near the university.
A great deal of pressure could be lifted
from the over-taxed transportation route
along Broadway through Sasamat if more
traffic could be diverted to South Vancouver.
A working solution which may well be
considered by the B. C. Electric as soon as
more busses are available is establishment
of a bus route along Forty-first avenue and
around Marine Drive with terminals at
Forty-first and Granville and the university
bus stop. Outgoing and incoming university
traffic would be more evenly divided and
travelling time would be cut in half for 50
percent of the community student body.
Unless such a scheme is adopted on a part-
time rush hour basis at least, it would appear
that in spite of transportation increase on
Sasamat lines much valuable morning lecture time will be lost this year.
A Hasty Action
• STUDENT COUNCIL'S action this summer disbanding the War Aid Council,
originally set up to organize all charity
drives on the campus, has proved a hasty
The body was formed upon the express
recommendation of groups who felt that
satisfactory financial response from the student body could best be obtained if a few
well-planned charity campaigns directed by
one body replaced sporadic and frequent tag
days which had received only half-hearted
Actually, the ending of the war would
have changed the War Aid Council in name
only. Various organizations have already,
and will soon approach the student body for
Although one of the two new members to
be elected to council this October, the Co
ordinator of Social Activities, is responsible
for planning student functions and will technically organize all charity drives, he or she
will not be able to give charity appeals careful consideration until at least a few weeks
after being installed in office October 17.
Although council members have and will
carry out the skeleton duties of the new
council member until he or she is trained
into office there has been no single person
planning charity drives which must be planned and spaced out in the social calendar to
become effective money-raisers.
This measure would not mean that the
university is slacking in support of worthy
causes. Past experience has shown that the
student body will more readily donate a
large amount of money at once than small
amounts often.
Nika Turn-Turn
by Hum Opoots
• THIS SITUATION is going to require
tact and care — we can see that at a
glance. Notably not tactful, we expect to
tread, with all the weight of high motivation
and an importunate senior editor, on the
toes of some who may prove tender. Dissertations on Basic Classic, or the sex life
of the gnat, are not precisely our forte, and
we have a distinct tendency to bellow first
and look out for our neck later.   But ....
By this time, the term "overcrowding" is
next door to a synonym for apoplexy among
various campus circles. Certain officials,
we know for sure, experience distinct rushes
of blood to the head at the mention of the
word "hut." Shoulder-rubbing has become
quite a common occurence, particularly
among freshman and sophomore classes.
For the edification of the slow-to-observe,
there exists nothing short of a Situation here
at UBC. It has to do with the 5200-odd
people floating among classes, with inadequate accommodation, and other matters
of similar sort.
Now there have been some very practical
and understanding efforts made to ease this
problem. The fact that these efforts are
slow to be seen is perfectly understandable,
and there is not one of us unappreciative of
the things that have been done. Most of us,
too, are aware of a five million dollar building program for this institution provided by
the provincial government.
Those things we may take for granted.
But there are certain rather more fundamental factors which, by this time, should be
clear. We regret to note instances where
they are not.
One big trouble is caused by late arrival
at lectures. We realize that those unfamiliar
with their university as yet are going to
have trouble getting around. That is a
different matter: but'there is a recurrence
of the good old herd tendency. We are all
guilty of trying to cram our way through a
door into a lecture-room while fifty others
are trying to cram their way out. Stupid,
isn't it? Nobody moves either way without
extreme danger to life, limb, and sandwich
This herding eddies and rumbles around
the doors to the Caf, particularly the south
doors. The rip-tide is positively fierce. It
is noticeably absent at spots like the bus-
stand, for example, where some form of order
has been laid down. There, a sort of cooperation does seem to exist. Would it
could be said for other places.
Co-operation, and friendliness, will go a
long way under crowded conditions. The
example of the Chinese, civilization is not
too distant a parallel to draw. We have no
desire to see the "after you, my dear Al-
phonse" school of manners carried to its
illogical conclusion in absurdity — no such
idea has entered our head. But it isn't
difficult to grin at the fellow next to you,
instead of digging a mighty elbow into his
unprotected ribs.
A prime example of hindsight not in operation arose over the occasion of Tuesday's
tea-dance, when the facilities of the entire
Brock Building, including the publication
board's rooms, were cut off to make way for
merrymakers. The program was scheduled
for the main hall, where it went off as tea-
dances go. The rest of the building might
have been used, by some of the 5200 who
don't dance, or didn't have the spare two-
bit piece on hand at the time.
There were commissionaires on duty, at
the main doors. It would have been as easy
to post them at the inner doors to the main
hall, and to require the dancers to hold their
tickets of admission as bona fides. Non-
ticket-holders would not have gained access
to the party, and could have gone about
their business without interfering.
Now, life in an institution this size can be
awkward, or it can be stimulating and valuable. The difference between the two states
marks also the difference between mediocrity and brilliance in the products of the
university. We all possess an intangible,
termed for want of more accurate words
"spirit." We want to be proud of our place
in the world — we want nothing to dim the
light of its present high status.
The simple fact of the answer is that we
must exercise that care and tact mentioned
at the opening of this tirade. Without it,
our personalities will be battered, open too
readily to unpleasant suggestion, touchy, and
inadequate. Besides, we will fail in our
examinations.   That's all.
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By R. Q.
• WHOEVER blurted out the
immortal quotation "first impressions are the most important"
could not possibly have been a
frosh at the University of British
Columbia, nor could he possibly
have been a proposed candidate at
any other institution of learning.
After serving my Ume upon
those dilapidated electric cattle-
cars and after contributing to the
atomic-like bus line service, I
eventually reached by destination
—the UBC campus. Upon my arrival I fully expected numerous
proefssors to greet me with open
arms but at the same time holding
a 'fees payable" slip in one hand
and a horse whip in the other.
However, my expectations were
not fulfilled and after picking myself up from the bus stop platform
upon which I had been previously
trampled by my fellow inmates..
I skillfully tracked this growing
mass of humanity into the auditorium.
As luck will have It, I was one
of the more fortunate victims to
obtain a seat and after making
myself as comfortable aa possible
while reclining upon the floor, I
waited as I had done before In
grade school and on through high
school for that inevitable tough
guy—the principal.
The Instructions to be carried
out by all upon the arrival of
these "Inevitables" were given us
by a senior student. As I had
antiojpated, with morbid resentment, upon arrival of Dean D.
Buchanan and Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, the entire group was to
rise and remain "risen" until
either of the two gentlemen barked an appropriate "sit down."
Again my expectations were not
fulfilled when, upon reaching the
microphone, our first "advice to
the freshman" casually suggested
that we retain our floor space.
From the moment Dr. MacKenzie invited us to resume our
respective positions until the time
he shuffled off the platform In
commencement of his future annual race to Arts 100, I was completely won over to his personality
and poise. I liked him. Especially
when he dwelled upon reality-
Mrs. MacKenzie.
Here in my mind waa a man
who had been where I want to go,«
done what I want to do, and is
what I want to be—a success, not
only within the campus gates but
within himself.
Dean Buchanan, our host for
the coming three or sever, months
as exams may have it, was our
next "welcomer." After Dr. Mac-
Kenzie's invitation to become a
"wise fool," I hardly expected
Dean Buchanan to be as enthusiastic. However, he was—only
more so.
With his winning smile, original
humor, and down-to-ear'h- advice
he completely dominated his admiring audience throughout. It
was evident that tha Dean had
learned that in order to impress ur.
audience he must speak directly
to that audience and not rise
above its power of intellect with
high-sounding phrases.
Thc speakers following proved
equally as enthusiastic as Dean
Buchanan and Dr. MacKenzie and
when I emerged from the auditorium Uie campus seemed to have
taken on a new appearance. Like
dirty blonde blossoming Into a
beautiful brunette, like sadistic
Mr. Hyde reverting into lovable
Dr. Jekyll or like the "Angel"
having his face lifted my whole
outlook had changed.
Instead of the cold, c'rab walW
of the Arts building I perceived
a building within whose walls I
was to be regarded as an adult in
pursuit of achievement. Instead
of my "fe'-low inmates" 1 perceived my "fellow workers" and instead of university I perceived
"varsity"—the glorious beginning
to a more glorious end.
Red Cross Queen
Serves Overseas
• FOUR UBC GIRLS, including
Sally Panton, last year's Red Cross
Ball queen, are now serving overseas with the St. John Ambulance Brigade. The other girls
are Elinor Bossy, member of
Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Beatrice Hayes, Kappa Alpha Theta,
and Barbara Milligan.
They left Vancouver on Septi 7
and arrived in England on Sept
17, travelling on the 'Empress of
After a week's leave, they will
be stationed at hospitals throughout England, where they will
servo as nurses' aides. They will
be stationed there for a year, after
which they may return to Canada
or sign for additional service in
England or Europe.
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the gospel
according to Luke Moyls
• HOLLYWOOD —This is no place for innocent young
sports writers like myself, but I am not complaining.
There is nothing but sports down here all year around. And
to prove this, all one has to do is look around any one of the
larger colleges in this locale.
UCLA Ls very handy, so let's take a look at it. Situated
on the border of Beverly Hills, this modern university has
everything an athletic director could ask for.
Their gym seats 5000 spectators, and the facilities for every
indoor sport are too numerous to enumerate here.
Their stadium isn't exactly a stadium like ours. They have
a large field covering about four blocks, and on one side
there is a steel frame grandstand to seat 3000. But they
only use this field for practising. The Los Angeles Coliseum
which seats lt)5,000 is their home field.
But that's enough. I don't want to bore you with all these
little detaails about a university which doesn't even concern
How About A Boom For Sports ?
Turning to our own sports fields, we feel sorry to lose such
a fine coach and sports director as Maury Van Vliet who
went to the University of Alberta this summer.
However, we are confident that Bob Osborne, who has
taken over the job, will fill Maury's shoes and will be just
ihe man to organize the rapidly growing sports program on
our campus.
As for this year's teams, we are looking forward to one of
the best years of sport ever seen here at UBC. With basketball, English rugby and soccer back as major sports, and
with the possibility of a great revival of Canadian football
after a four-year leave of absence, we expect to see a lot of
new athletes turned out before the year ends.
We are sorry to see such fine athletes as Art Stilwell and
Eddie Ryan leave for greener pastures, but we wish them
luck at their new universities.
Busy Summer For Athletes
And speaking of the growth of sports on this campus, there
was a fine athletic program presented at summer session
this year. Although yours truly was knocked out of the
tennis tournament in the first round by Jack Cohen after a
thrilling four-hour three set match, and although yours truly
was eliminated from the golf meet by the winner in the first
round, we had a lot of fun.
Things weren't entirely dead over at the stadium, either.
Ken McPherson and Ken McLeod worked out every day for
the Caledonian Games. McPherson came second to Spokane's
Bob Lynn in the mile. It was the third time Ken has run
second to Lynn. The other two times were at the Spokane
cross country championships.
Meanwhile, Sandy Robertson and Reg Clarkson have kept
themselves busy all summer down at Capilano Stadium. And
congrats are in ored for Sandy who signed with the Boston
Red Sox in August.
Let's Not Talk About Tennis
But now that the summer is over, it's time for all good
college boys and girls to get back to their books, it says here.
Me, I'll be a little bit late since I have a little job to finish
down here.
Tennis is a great sport, and this little Lome Main will
become a world's champion some day. Jimmy McLarnin,
another Vancouver boy, takes a great interest in the 15-year-
old two-handed tennis player. Jim, one-time welterweight
champion of the world, married a UBC graduafe, Lilian
Culpit, who also used to play tennis.
UBC has some fine tennis players too, including Art
Jeffery, the red-headed whiz of the Vancouver Tennis Club,
and Reg Anderson and Bill Wood play at the Jericho Club.
But when I get talking about tennis, it's time to quit.   So
I'll just wind up by saying "welcome" to all those returned ,
boys on the campus, and to this year's large freshman class.
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Frosh, Sophs Prepare For Battle
Annual Hoopla
Tilt To Be Held
Next Tuesday
• FRESHMEN and Sophomores
pry off the lid as the forecast
gala sports year makes its debut
on Tuesday noon in the gym with
the annual firsts vs second year
basketball classic.
This year, the precedent set in
previous years seemingly will be
broken. In 1941 the freshmen had
a very strong squad, composed of
men who eventually, as the semester wore on, were destined to
become the stars of the Thunderbird and UBC Chief teams. Pat
McGeer, ace freshman of last
year's game, returns along with
Reg Clarkson, Herb Copuzzl, Fred
Bossons, Bob Haas, and Gerry
Stevenson. The later four formed
the nucleus of the Chiefs, an Inter
A team, which played in the
Senior A circuit, and did very
Last year the Frosh ran the
Sophs rafged from beflnnlng to
end, winnlnf 22-15, and at no tune
were seriously threatened by the
Ole Bakken coached outfit. Taking
an early 8*6 lead In the Initial
quarter, the first year boys kept
up the terrific pace and were
•head 15-f at the half.
At one time in the third quarter
the upperclassmen were down
only one basket. The Freshies
came back however, with a 7-6
edging for the final half.
Ron Webber, outstanding guard
on the 1944 edition of the Thunderbirds will handle this year's
coaching chores of the Sophomore
team. He will be opposed in the
masterminding end of the game,
by another Thunderbird, Harry
Kermode, who has been chosen
to take the reins of the Frosh
Up to press time the Frosh
team had not been picked, it is
expected however that it will be
built around Ralph Burton, of
hoopla and lacrosse fame, who
was a member of the great Ad-
anac basketball and Salmonbelly
Lacrosse teams of former years.
Sandy Signs
For Red Sox
outstanding gift to sportsdom
and one of the most popular athletes in B.C., is moving up this
year. On May 1, Sandy will report
to Louisville for the American
Association. Spotted last season by
scout Ernie Johnson of the Bbston
Red Sox, he was signed up on the
spot. He will play AA ball for a
year, and then move up to the
big time.
Sandy played for Arnold and
Quigley of the City Senior League,
where he batted .347, and was one
of the outstanding pitchers in the
league. When he wasn't pitching,
he was covering a lot of ground
out in the centre pasture.
Sandy, who ls one of the most
popular men on the campus, excelling in most of the university
sports, was recognized again when
the fans at the Fifth Avenue Ball-
yard voted htm the most popular
player of the year.
Another Thunderbird athlete
made local sports fans sit up and
take notice when he went into
action at the Capilano Stadium.
Playing with the Arrows, Reg
Clarkson, outstanding 'Bird hoop
star, was one of the leading hitters
in the Senior League with a .341
average. Reg is also very popular
with the fans, placing right up at
the top in the popularity poll.
The recent announcement that the Assistant of Physical Education has handed his
resignation to the Board of Governors brings
to head a most alarming situation that has
long been in existence at the University.
For a number of years it has been clearly
apparent that the attitude of the University
policy makers towards physical education
on the campus has been, to say the least,
short-sighted and unproductive. Judging
from the actions of those who have been in
control of the policy, the view has been held
that a program of physical education has
little or no place in the life of a University.
In proof of this several points can be made.
One of these is the inadequate financial
allotment that has been given to athletics on
the campus. The salaries paid in the past
to those in charge of the physical education
program have been ludicrous. Another point
is the establishment of arbitrary faculty or
professional standards that have prevented
proper recognition of those carrying on the
Still another point has been the refusal of
the authorities in the past to accept assistance from persons outside the University
who wish to help.
The advantages of a first-rate Department
of Physical Education are obvious. Physical
fitness should be one of our main objectives.
We need but look at the results of army
medical examinations under the national
mobilization regulations to realize that much
needs to be done to raise the health standards of the youth of our country.
The value of an active athletic program
to the University is obvious to all who care
to look. Not only is student interest in the
University made greater, but also in future
years such a program helps keep the Alumni
group together. Teams competing in wholesome athletic contests can be one of the
University's best advertisements among the
people of the Province.
The many friends of the present Director
will be sorry to see him leave. He has
worked hard against great difficulties and
his results have been good. He goes now to
an even greater job in a progressive new
faculty which recognizes the need for services such as his. It is to be hoped that our
University can find someone of his calibre to
replace him.
Now is certainly the time for a change
in the University's policy. Those who are
responsible should look well at the problem
and should toss away the petty prejudices
and narrow views of the past. They have
a great responsibility to the students, to the
graduates, and to the people of the Province.
Let them not fail in that responsibility at
they have in the past. There is definite need
for an independent Physical Education
program, well and capably run in the interests of all, and the time to start is now.
(Reprinted From The Graduate Chronicle)
• Senior A and Senior B basketball teams will practice Thursday night at 4:30 in the Gymnasium. All players wishing to
play Intermediate A or Intermediate B hoop are asked to turn out
Thursday at 5:30.
Canadian   Football   practice   at
the Stadium, Thursday at 5:30.
English Rugby  practice Thursday 5:00 at the Stadium.
Learn To Dance
• DO YOU sometimes feel that
urge to kill? To let your feelings get the best of you? It's not
promised that you can commit cold
blooded murder but you can go
through the motions of what you
would do If your Maths teacher
were in reach. Yes, it's the answer
to the students' dream, modern
Just think of the possibilities.
In this class you can make faces
at the teacher, and she will probably think you one of her prlr©
pupils. Who knows, you may even
be able to run outside and just
simply explain that that's the way
you feel.
Imitating life on the Campus is
sure to be a specialty in modern
dancing. Can't you imagine the
mood of a Freshette standing in,
line in the Caf when some six-
footer upperclassman pushes his
way in front of her, or r student
receiving u letter at Christmas time
informing him that his presence is
no longer needed at UBC.
Modern dancing will give grace
and poise and to the astonishment
of the professor, you will find
yourself gracefully sailing Into
class, even tripping over his feet
with elegance.
So, girls, if you want that
"model" look and want to have a
lot of fun while you are getting it,
try to fit in modern dancing on
your timetable.
Varsity Hoopsters Enter
American College Loop
• IN LINE with the general
sports expansion program planned by Physical Education Director Bob Osborne, University of
British Columbia Thunderbirds
will enter a basketball team in the
Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate
Amateur Conference.
This team will operate separately
from the team entered in the Intercity League. The number one
squads will play exhibition games
tigainst commercial outfits and
touring teams until after the
Christmas holidays when they open
their American schedule.
The Varsity representatives will
hook-up with such strong colleges
as the College of Idaho, Whitman,
WilUamctte, Linfield and the Col-
lege of the Puget Sound. The
second squad will play In the local
loop and both teams will probably
enter the B.C. basketball playdowns.
Both teams should field star-
studded lineups. Coach Bob Osborne has league-leading scorer
Sandy Robertson, Reg Clarkson,
Bud McLeod, and Ron Weber back
from last year's championship
team. To add to that already
potent nucleus, a number of former hoop greats have returned from
the services. Included are Hunk
Henderson, Ralph Burton, former
Adanac star, Harry Kermode, a
veteran of Varsity's 1940 Canadian
chapipionship five, Ritchie Nicoll,
sparkplug of the Victoria Dominoes of a few years back, Harry
Franklin, Gordie Sykes and Lloyd
Williams. To fill out the line-ups,
Coach Osborne has Bob Haas, Pat
McGeer, Herb Capozzi, Freddy
Bossons, Dave Hayward and many
other high school stars.
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Armouries' Service
•   CAFETERIA manager Frank Underhill said on Tuesday
he was still certain that conversion of the C.O.T.C.
armoury would be needed to provide adequate catering
service to the 5000 students on the campus.
Earlier suggestion for conversion
of the armoury had been termed
"impractical" by Lt.-Col. G. M.
Shrum, officer commanding the
COTC, who hinted that tables and
chairs might be set up in the building for students' use.
More than 2000 lunches were
served in the Cafeteria on Monday,
and as many on Tuesday. The
residents of army hut camp, at
present without dining-hails, are
also being fed in the Caf.
Possibility of early opening for
the bus-stand Caf annex and
coffee-bars in huts near the auditorium and the library today appeared remote, with building work
still going on in each.
Jazz Will Return
Says New Prexy
• NEWEST campus musical club,
the Jazz Society, is organizing
again after an active year since its
new president of the club.
Last year's activities will be
somewhat broadened this year,
Stroud continues, with the regular
weekly record sessions, the book
library, and a record library tentatively scheduled.
An organizational meeting will
take place in the second week of
the term. It will be announced
in a future Ubyssey.
The club was formed last year
by a group of jazz enthusiasts
headed by last year's president,
Roy Lowther. A constitution was
drawn up and the club was in
full swing by the beginning of
this year.
Weekly meetings in the Brock
Stage room were the main features
of last year's activities. Two all-
night Jam sessions and a pep meet
were also held. A book library
was established as well as a record
lending library.
During the summer, this year's
executive of the club has corresponded with American record
companies and with prominent
Jazzmen such aa Paul Edward Miller, Art Hodes, and Emil Glucks-
ner, to ascertain the possibilities
of obtaining certain hard-to-get
reprints of some of the best types
of jaza.
This year's executive is Ross
Stroud, president; Gordon Harris,
vice-president and program director; Alec Cowie; secretary; Betty
Thompson, librarian; Wilma Reed,
treasurer and Ross Thompson,
publicity director.
Brock May Get
Upstairs Lounge
• A LOUNGE for smoking and
for general meetings may be established upstairs in the north end
of Brock Hall. The room was
formerly used as a Red Cross
knitting room.
However, there is a chance that
it may be used In alleviation of
thai lecture room shortage, according to Prof. W. H. Gage, room
allotment controller on the
If it is not used for this purpose
it will be supplied with chairs and
chesterfields and will be open to
students during regular Brock
HaU hours.
Miss Smith Goes
To Chicago
Columbia ia to be represented at the national meeting of the
Executive Council of thc University Library Association held in
Chicago  in  December,    by    Miss
Anne Smith.
The UBYSSEY, September 25, 1945, Page 5
"Campus Can Be
Beautiful Despite
Shacks" --Ainiworth
• Belief that the class cf '49 may
see UBC as the most beautiful
campus in North America was expressed recently by Allan Ainsworth, president of tho Student
"The university started in the
Fairview shacks," said Ainsworth,
"and since then it has made phenomenal strides. Perhaps these
huts are just an indication that
some great upsurge is coming.
"The idea of student enterprise
Is the council's business. We aro
graduating next year, but you
Freshman will perhaps be her?
when Are not only have the most
beautiful campus in Canada but
also the most beautiful buildings."
ful buildings."
The AMS president declared
that university life Is actually a
"miniature world." According to
Ainsworth, student life Is another
form of study—study In citizenship.
First Chinese
CHIEF JUSTICE OPENS       Hutments Follow
Frosh SCM Mixer Called to Bar
Saturday Night    UBC Graduate
t FROSH WILL gain free en-
tarnce to the Student Christian
Movement's annual Mixer, to be
held Saturday, In Brock HalL
Frosh must appear in full regalia,
while all other students, no matter
what their costume wil be charged
SO cents.
Dancing will be from 9 to 12
pjn., with music by Frank Nightingale and his orchestra. The mixer, usually a great success in past
years, will be under the care of
SCM*er Steve Cribb. Stags are allowed.
• ONE red and black fountain
pen • Wednesday.   Please return to Sidney Flavelle.
Exchange Requires
First Year Texts
• STUDENTS lining  up at the
book   exchange   in  the  nortn
basement of the Brock Building
are often disappointed because
used books are not being brought
in to the exchange in the volume
needed, Bob Morris, manager of
the exchange, said Tuesday in a
plea to all students to bring in
books that they have finished with.
"We need especially first-year
books and science books," he stated.
He was sure there were still
numerous books that should be
brought to the exchange.
The exchange opens dally at 12:80
p.m. and will be in operation until
near the end of October.
Dock Yip, has become the first
Chinese ln Canada to be called to
the bar. He graduated from UBC
with his BA in 1041.
Kew Dock Yip comes from a
brilliant family. "My father was
a distinguished gentleman, and
one of the earliest Chinese settlers
ln the Canadian west," he told a
Toronto reporter recently, adding
that his father helped build the
CPR from Revelstoke to Vancouver ln the 1880's.
His brother, Dr. Kew Ghim Yip,
graduated from Queen's University and now practices mediclno
in Vancouver. Another brother,
George, took civil engineering at
McGill, and Is now also in B.C.
Then there is Kew Yip's sister,
Ma^am Leune, now with the
Kuomintang in Chungking, China.
Like her brothers, she was born
in Vancouver.
Kew Dock Yip ls something of
a linguist and scholar, for he
speaks five Chinese dialects, Including the official Mandarin, and
French, Spanish, English and some
He was very active in Toronto,
having been a member of the
hinese Student Association champion soccer team, and a rifleman
with the Queen's Own Rifles.
Before coming to UBC Mr. Yip
took his BSc from the University
of Michigan, and studied chemistry at Columbia for a year. His
new distinction comes after four
years' study of law in Toronto.
•   FRESHMEN class photos for the Totem, UBC year book,
will be taken in the kitchen of the gym starting Monday,
October 1.   All students in first year are urged to sign up
for their pictures on especially prepared lists in the Quad.
Registration Hits
S400 — Still Climbs
• TOTAL enrolment at the University of British Columbia
was climbing Tuesday toward the
5,400 mark, and 200 more students
were expected to register by the
end of September. Dr. Norman A.
M. MacKenzie said the returned
servicemen would be permitted to
register as long as it was possible
for them to handle autumn term
Breakdown of registration early
this week showed 3,842 Arts students, 994 in Applied Science, 98
in nursing, 295 in Agriculture and
131 in Law.
Hrs.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
Graphic Engineering Paper, Biology Paper
Loose Leaf Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink
and Drawing Instruments
The photographer this year will
be from Russell's Studio, and has
been taking class photos at the
University of Toronto for the past
18 years. For the small sum of
$1.50 , each student will be given
three poses to choose from and a
4x6 mounted copy Of his own
likeness together with a photo in
the Totem of the pose which the
student chooses.
Students must follow the schedule In which they sign up. Only
first year students are to sign up
at the present time. Higher years
will be taken later.
For the sake of those who don't
know, the kitchen is on the Women's side of the gym, the left side
facing the front entrance, at the
Senior A and Senior B basketball teams will practice Thursday
night at 4:30 in the gymnasium.
All players wishing to play Intermediate A or Intermediate B hoop
are asked to turn out Thursday at
•   ANOTHER milestone in UBC history was reached Monday when Hon. Chief Justice Wendell B. Farris delivered
the first lecture in the new law school to more than 50
The students were welcomed to -
the course by Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie and Dean George Curtis.
Chief Justice Farris outlined the
importance of the study of the
basic ethical principles of law. He
emphasized the service to the public rendered by the legal profession.
He pointed out that a lawyer's
work is not a selfish one, that
lawyers have special privileges only
Insofar as they exercise them for
the public good.
If a student were entering law
with the idea of making it a business or financial success, he or she
should drop It immediately and
take up some other profession, the
Chief Justice said.
"The lawyer's duty is to the
public generally, and financial
success comes as a secondary incident to the service rendered to
the public," he declared.
He ascribed the success of the
lawyer ln parliament to "his wide
knowledge In matters of business,
labor, divorce, in fact all the problems of Ufe."
"A good lawyer is an expert on
those matters which come before
a legislature and therefore no
other person is as qualified to consider the enactment of law," the
Chief Justice said.
The study of law means the extensive study of mankind and the
member of the legal profession
should have a well-balanced life,
he said.
He told the students that if they
applied these principles they
would find that Instead of being
in an arduous business they would
get more pleasure out of law than
any other pursuit.
"A lawyer, to be a great lawyer,
must recognize that his life ls given to public duty," Chief Justice
Farris said. "In giving of this he
will find the greatest rewards ln
Cohen Hopes to
Have Two Bands
• FORMATION of two orchestras is the hope of band leader
Jack Cohen. Those Interested In
forming a big-time university
band, turn out at Arts 204, at noon
Because of the increased number
of students at varsity, Jack Cohen
believes it will be possible to form
two top-notch bands. He says that
in the past there has been trouble
with the Musicians' Union. He
hopes to have enough members in
the future to form a union band
and a non-union band.
Tea dances and pep meets will
demand the services of a good
orchestra. The band leader states
that there are a great many openings in the band.
If you can play any instrument,
if you can sing torchy songs, turn
out today, Jack says.
• LONDON, Ont., September 27
—(CUP)—Construction   of   a
new field house at the University
of Western Ontario has been
forced by the increased registration this eyar.
The new field house and physical education building is planned
to contain a gymnasium, swimming pool, cafeteria, and will hold
sports equipment of all kinds.
Money to pay for the construction of this field house is being
solicited ln part from the students,
faculty and the alumnae.
Parents Worry; Son Goes BT0,
Calls For Bourgeois Overthrow
• WINNIPEG, September 27—(CUP)—There comes a day
when most young college students are brought into contact with literature which, although it is not intended to,
effects a superficial revision of their vocabularies, and a
much more profound change in their mental attitudes towards
every aspect of their environment.
Their parents are often the first
to be amazed by this phenomenal
alteration in their pattern of behavior, and unfortunately are
usualy the last to Intelligently understand it. One day their "normal young boy" wuves his usually
cheery good-bye, and departs for
his classes at the university* having nothing more weighty on his
mind than an evaluation of the
relative merits of the Ford and
Chevrolet automobiles. That evening, however, his elders notice
the beginning of the conversation.
They are then surprised when
their son, who has never before
questioned their activities, groans
aloud, and mutters about their
bourgeois mentality. What has
One of a number of things may
be responsible. Perhaps he has
accidentally looked Into e library
book that "isn't on the course."
Then, again, it may be that he has
unwittingly stumbled into a group
of veteran sophisticates in the
common room, who many months
ago have realized the fact of their
historic destinies, and who have
condescendingly revealed to him
the outrages of tne Capitalistic
Class, the complacent stupidity of
Philistinism, the theory of Freudian psychoanalysis, and the urgent
necessity of a social revolution (a
bloody one if need be). Thus his
search for truth begins.
At this time he read3 the first
principles of many complex ideas,
and with them plays, short stories,
and novels that are adjusted to his
new temper.
He may read Steinbeck, Lawrence, Hemingway, or Huxley, and
become more than usually profane. If he becomes a disciple of
Ingersoll, his parents are hotly admonished for promoting his baptism at babyhood; if Bertrand
Russell is his god, they shall receive the assurance that his shall
be a compassionate marriage.
After his discovery of a dozen
Absolute Truths, and a few concepts of relativity, with furrowed
brow and haggard countenance
he goes forth to educate his hitherto unenlightened friends and
parents. His jargon of pseudo-
psychology may cause his elders
to stand aghast
No Greenies In
Greek Rushing
to join fraternities this fall
must register with the Inter-Fraternity Council In the AMS office
between noon October 1 and 4:30
p.m. October 4.
There will be a meeting Friday
noon in Applied Science 100 for
those Interested.
Each person may register for no
more than four fraternities. Only
registered rushees may join a fraternity in the fall rushing.
The registration fee is 50 cents.
Freshmen are NOT eligible for
For the purposes of fraternity
rushing upperclassmen are defined
1. Those who have attended any
recognized university for one academic year and who have obtained
at the University of British Columbia at least 12 units credit for
their academic work at that institution.
2. Those who have attended Victoria College for at least two academic years and who have obtained at the University of British
Columbia at least 24 credits for
their work there.
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Vets to Campus
The Pied Piper of Hamelln has
no edge on the veteran? that attend UBC. Their stations ara
following them to the crmpus.
Lt.-Col. G. M. Shrum announces
the arrival of material from the
RCAF station at Abbotsford. This
material will be re-assembled into
collapsible lock-stave huts.
Jericho, too, is making its contribution to the university. Three
huts, approximately 24 by 60 feet,
are scheduled to arrive on the
Pitman SaysUWA
Name Obnoxious
Pitman, president of the University Woment' Association, are
differing this week on the old
problem of whether "a rose by
any other name smells as sweet."
Miss Pitman indulged ln a verbal whirlpool of complaint against
the name of her organization at
council meeting Monday night, de-
r.ouncig the title as "condemnably
She proposed that the name of
the group be changed to Undergraduate Womens' Association.
"People go around thinking
we're a group of females who attended UBC in 1916, Instead of
active undergraduates," she lamented.
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