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The Ubyssey Oct 28, 1941

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No. 11
17 Orators Enter
Forum Competition
•    SEVENTEEN CAMPUS ORATORS, a large percentage
of whom are freshmen have signified their intention of
participating in the debating contest sponsored by the Parliamentary Forum, it was announced yesterday.
Expressing themaelves aa pleased with the response to their call
for entries, Forum officials assert
that those who still wish to take
part in the elimination contest for
the newly-offered trophy muat
place their entries within the next
few days.
Called to define conditions governing the contest and other matters, a general Forum meeting
will take place at noon Thursday,
October 30, in Arts 100. All interested studenta are asked to attend.
List of entrants to date Is us follows:
John E. Anderson, and Eric
Brown; Grant Livingstone and'
Carson Manzer; Les Carbert and
Peter McGreer; Mike Young nnd
Hugh Hall; Wllma Smith and
Viva Freeman; Leslie Raphael and
Anthony Scott; Byron T. Estey
and A. Nother; Frank Bertram
and A. Nother; Harrla MacLean
and A. Nother; Sherry Wlllcocks
and A. Nother; Chuch McKeely
and A. Nother.
Orderly Room
Flays Hat less;
wearing of the cap for Field
service dress must be worn when
out-of-doors although it may be
-worn under the shoulder strap
when   inside   a   building.
Men interested In obtaining Active Service Commissions should
report to the Orderly Room to fill
out   the   required   forms.
Men aro warned that they must
rend all notices ancl Orders before
they ask for Information In tli-3
Orderly   Room.
The following men must report
to the Gables on Tuesday night
between 7:00 and 8:00 for re-categorization. Men falling to turn
out will be severely dealt with.
Norton W.A., McMillan R.H , Mc
Arthur J. P., Long J. H. K., Lee
E. F., Kullander M. O., Sounders
H. L., Izen B.. Elliot A. H„ Eaton
A. R„ Rome A. H„ Chatwin J. C,
Beavo F. H., Calder F. A., Wallace   W.  M.
Will Probe
haa appointed a special committee to investigate the campus
election system. They will hold
open sessions ln the double committee room ln the Brock Hall
Thursday of thia week and Monday of next. Any person who
wishes to make suggestions to the
committee is invited to appear at
these  sessions.
Bob Bonner, chairman of the Investigating group, advises any
person who wishes to testify to
read over the constitution of the
A.M.S. as they will be cross-questioned by the members of the
Other members of the committee are: Art Fouks, Ruth Wilson,
Elspeth Munro, BUI Backman, and
Fred  Middle ton.
Suggestions In writing will also
be accepted. Recommendations to
improve the system will be made
to the Council soon.
Students Get
picture loving fans comes from
Manager Bob Fraser of the Varsity
theatre. Effective immediately the
cost of tickets for Varsity students
is  lowered  to twenty  cents.
This reduction Is good for every
night of the week except Thursday,   this  time   being   Foto   Nite.
Mr. Fraser feels that this announcement will be welcome to
the majority of students who
have "at the best of times little
enough  money."
An Important Pub meeting for
all editors and reporters takes
place   In   the   Pub   today   at   12:30.
'Mums Monopolize Artona
Artist In Off Hours
•    HE GROWS ELEPHANTINE 'MUMS, he despises heavy
sleepers, borrows money from his assistants, shocks his
neighbors and loathes the odor of bovines.
But he's a pretty nice guy, this darkroom dictator, this
camera Caesar, this Percy William Rowe, Totem class photographer. Ask the little girl with the bright brown eyes who
guards the entrance to his sanctum down below the Alma
Mater office, just past the men's washroom, Brock Hall—-
she'll tell you the same thing.
His grey eyes shine with an almost religious fervor when he talks
. about   two   things   —   chrysanthe
mums and the Brock Photo Studio.
"This studio", he says stabbing
his arm in the direction of his
workshop "Is as near to perfection
as it Is possible to obtain. I know
— 1 had a hand in laying It out.
But only for head-and-ahoulder
portraits such as we are taking
But the 'mums are his consuming passion. He has, he says, some
20,000 feet of garden, with 290
square feet of that under glass.
Some of his 'mums have stalks
six feet in height; to protect their
blooms from damage by rain, he
covers them •with umbrellas tied
to stakes. "I guess the neighbor.!
think I'm a madman" he say3,
looking   quite   unconcerned.
No doubt some of them do —
asked how he goes about the earwig problem, he smiled slyly and
produced a pair of surgical tweezers from his vest pocket.   "I  pick
them out,"  he said simply.
A Dulwich (London) grad, Mr.
Rowe tasted the bitterne_a of life
early. He started out as a tea-
taster. Unwilling to go through
life sipping for a living, he chucked It over, came to Canada to farm.
"Oot one smell of a cow stable"
he laughs, "and have been taking
pictures  ever  since."
No assistant Is going to be deputized to the job of taking class
pictures. ''P. W." likes this assignment too much himself. He is
happiest when he finds an Aggie
who will talk soil bacteriology
with him.
"Lend me a quarter, Dorothy",
he said, turning a -winning smile
upon his assistant. "Want some
cigarettes. That's a dollar and a
quarter I owe you." And skipped
Last date for senior class pictures to be taken here is October
31. Stackers who miss that deadline will be forced to have them
taken   downtown.
We Shall Try to Follow
His Example*
"We pause for a few minutes to honour the memory of a great son of our beloved University."
"To few are given all the talents. Howie McPhee
had all the talents; a strong, handsome physiques a
clear thinking, able mind; a lion's courage; a heart of
gold. Those of you who lived with him, worked with
him, played with him, know his wonderful qualities."
"And with lt all Howie had a charming modesty
and a rare degree of unselfishness in all he did."
"Today we bear witness to his noble qualities and
high achievements. His friendship will remain sweet
In the memories of those of us whoj knew him; his Influence will live forever among succeeding generations
of his fellow students In hla Alma Mater."
"I have the honour to unveil this memorial plaque
as a symbol of the deep affection and high esteem In
which Howie McPhee Is held by the generation of his
associates and friends at the University."
"Howie played the game to his life's end. We
shall try to follow his example."
—Dedication by Colonel H. Logan
at unveiling of Howie McPhee Memorial Plaque in University
of  British  Columbia   Stadium,   October  25,   1941.
Woodward Will
Open Armouries
• CULMINATION of the effort of past C.O.T.C. Cadets
will be the opening of the Armouries Nov. 22 by his
honour the Lieutenant-Governor. Subsidized by voluntary
reversion of pay to the corps for several years, the new building is the result of student enterprise. Crammed to capacity
the Armouries will hold all the men in the C.O.T.C. and
Basic Training groups.
The corps wlU be represented
November 11 by 100 men at the
Armistice day services. It will bo
remembered that last year a platoon under R. S. M. Henderson,
represented the Corps. This Platoon under Lieut. Neil Flclsch-
man marched from Victory Square
to the Court House (or the Oeorgla, depending on the point of
view)   after   the   ceremony.
Thursday will see thirteen Corps
men leave for a two weeks training period at Oordon Head where
they will complete their qualification by taklm* their Practical
Course   and   examination.
Some uncertainty has been expressed as to what actual qualification the COTC course will give
this year. As far as can be determined   the   training   will   give   both
Totem Pix
For Nov. 8
• STUDENTS, SWARMING ARTONA studies for prints, are
advised to refrain from "knotting
their   shirts."
Word has just arrived from the
east that thn mounts are on their
way, and the finished products
should be hi the hands of the students  no  later  than  November  8.
Until that date, undergraduates
are aaked to hold their impatience
in check, since the wartime basis
of the factories in the East ls the
cause of the delay.
Active service qualification and
Reserve force qualification. Syllabus A plus six weeks camp at
Gordon Head gives Reserve (Special) qualification which has some
value for Active service. Syllabus
B B and C give the same course
as was given last year and correspond to Common and Special
Courses, but have no value for
Active  Service.
A shortage of Buglers leaves the
Corps mute. If you have talent
the Orderly Room would welcome
your   enquiries.
will be held Wednesday afternoon In the auditorium. All lectures after 2:30 wtll be cancelled.
Formal Invitations are available
in the Bursar's office for Senior
class students who expect to graduate next May, From# 2:40 the
doors will be opened to all undergrads who would like to witness
the   ceremony.
94 degrees are going to be conferred by the Chancellor, Dr. R.
E. M.-I-chnle, eight M.A. degrees,
73 B.A., eight M.A., 9 B. Comm.,
1 M.Sc., 3 M.S.A.
Congregation speaker will be
Reverend W. Norwood.
Girl Mechanics
Master Motors
At Ford Plant
•    WITH "BRAKE SHOE, brake drum, cam adjusting bolt,
and master cylinder reservoir" and such terms reeling
in our brains, twenty of us staggered out of the mammoth
Ford Plant after our first exposure to the Motor Mechanics
Course for girls of this university.
The  remark  of one  —  "it  was   *aa____________________________________a
super fun, but a little overwhelming at first!" aeemed to be the
common   opinion  of  everyone.
We had been greeted at the
door by a benevolent individual
who was to be our general overseer for the duration. He ushered
ua Into the austere entrance hall
(It resembled a funeral parlour
rather than a car aasembly plant)
and  into  the  "schoolroom."
Confronted by blackboards, degenerated brake drums and a dissected chassis waa a long, single
row of chairs. Conquering our
self-consciousness   we    sat   down
—Photo by Allan Co..
While two girls stand back apprehensively, Dodie Lees
tugs manfully at the brake-testing lever of a demonstration
machine at the Ford plant, Burnaby. Interested mechanics
peering over at the pressure-guages are (left to right) Betty
Foster, Barbara McLean, Helen Woodcroft.
Seethe Over
Mixer Mixup
was the statement made to the
Ubyssey on Saturday morning by
an indignant Lister Sinclair, Players Clubber.
Reason for this outburst was
the fact that the Homecoming
Committee had offered thc poor
bards who produced Noel Coward's "Red Peppers", half-price
reduction on the price of admission to  the Saturday night mixer.
Sinclair, who directed the production, felt he had the right to
bo as "red as a pepper," ln view
of the shabby treatment given his
proteges   by   the   committee.
"We put in a total of 18 hours
on  this playlet,"  he asserted.
Equally concerned were the
players over the difficulties encountered in their search for permission to mount a spotlight on
the Lounge Balcony. "No co-operation",   they   chorused.
Subsequent representations to
members of the committee, however, resulted ln free admission of
all those engaged in the production.
The Ubyssey apologize, to Dr.
W. N. Sage, author of laat weeks'
Faculty Forum: "Why Study Can.
adlan Hiatory".
Author was given In that Issue
aa Dr. W. N. Oage. Thla was a
typographical error.
and signed our application forma
to become members of the "Women'a Auxiliary Motor Se-vice"
and were presented with our
working smocks, reference and
note books. Pardon me, Mr. Ford,
also a pencil.
Our smocks, girls, are chic little double-breasted numbers In
nlle green. Fortune smiled on a
few who managed to get them to
come within one or two Inches of
the hem of their skirts. The rest
resemble   a  female   C.O.T.C.   unit.
After being formally welcomed
by our friend who met us at the
door, we were divided into two
classes of ten, ono to master tho
mechanism of the brakes, the other to leam to change a flat tire.
Rivalry runs high between the two
instructors In seeing which class
completes the course with the
largest number of the ten remaining. Rumour has it that Harry
Mew is leading Dave Irving by
one so  far.
The complete course in "Running Road Repairs" consists ot
eight lectures. One hour a week
is devoted to note taking and tho
second consists of practical work
on the Ford cars (plug). We are
allowed to miss not more than one
of the first six or we receive our
B.A.C. and will have to repeat on
the   post-Christmas   course.
The last two periods will be
spent in oral examinations and In
driving Ford trucks and car.
(double plug). If and when we
have passed we will be presented
with  a  pin and  certificate.
P.S. Our motto is "Shift tho
gear to me, dear."
Brer Rabbit Lays Down
Life For Sake of Science
•    "BASHFUL" IS GOING TO DIE—he has only six more
weeks to live.
"Bashful" is a little blue-grey rabbit, one of the 20 now
undergoing experiments conducted by bacteriology students
on the fourth floor, science Building. Weekly, until the fatal
day, "Bashful" •will receive injections of typhoid bacteria. At
the end of six weeks, the rabbit will be bled to death.
"Bashful's"   cage   neighbor*   ap-       __■____■■■___■__■■__■__■■_■■_■■■_■___■■■
staff men, however, reveals that
"Bashful" la a he-rabblt (buck).
Bac. 3 students will use the serum produced from the doomed
one's blood by the "centrifuge'*
method aa a typhoid fever antitoxin.
pear oblivious to his and their
own fa*.e. A small 'white rabbit
with pink eyes chomps lettuce In
the next cage, unaware of her
short span of life In which to live
and love. One experimenter, however, pointed out that this Is a
long time for a rabbit.
One pretty bacteriology atudent
(female) confessed that "Bashful's" blood waa a "bright rod."
Questioned as to sex, she declared
that ahe was Interested only ln
the technical aspects of the experiment.
Later  Investigation  by  Ubyssey
NOTICE—As previously arranged, Col. O. M. Shrum will meet
all men Involved In the Air Fore
Training Plan at 12:30 today, Tuesday, In room Arts 208. All men
enrolled for the training and any
others Interested should be preaent. Page Two
•  From  The  Editor's  Pen  »  »  »
Heartbreak House
Once upon a time a bewhiskered little
literary gadfly by the name of Shaw decided to present the world with a new masterpiece.   He called it "Heartbreak House".
Once upon a time—and not so long ago
—a group of shaven and unshaven little
campus gadflies, Pubsters, Green Roomers,
and others, came out of an informal huddle
with a new name for Brock Hall. They called it "Heartbreak HaU"—partly because
the other names suggested were unfit for
public repetition, and partly because the
term well expressed the feelings of many
who, in the course of their student activities,
end up drifting and disgusted upon the Sargasso of red tape which surrounds the Brock,
tiie only building which they are entitled to
call their own.
Remember that. There ia. only one reason why Heartbreak House stands as it does
today on this stucco-and-stump section of
Point Grey; and that is to provide a centre
for student activities.
But this student building, built as a result of student Initiative and in good part by
student funds, is not affording the opportunities for student affairs for which it was
Those 'who were present at the final
A.M.S. meeting last year will recall the
clear-cut determination expressed by that
audience in this respect. This year's Council has so far lived up to the spirit of that
But there are still unfortunate incidents
occurring every week. Three clubs on this
campus—The Historical Society, Letters
Club and G. M. Dawson Club, have just
obtained permission to meet in the Brock
on Tuesday nights. Player's Club members
almost wore themselves out last week trying to get permission to place a single spotlight on the balcony for their Saturday
night play. Publications Board staff members are denied permission to do essential
work in their offices on afternoons when
the rest of the Brock is open.
To sum up, the management and operation of Heartbreak Hall, as at present constituted, have the effect of making students
feel more like interlopers than students In a
student building—and that is very far indeed from the original intentions of its
Blood Donor Campaign
Despite energetic efforts of various
groups on the campus to make the campaign for student blood donors a success,
tiie drive is not meeting with a very enthusiastic reception. The fact that the Red
Cross's campaign downtown is rather a disappointment is no reason for us to take the
attitude that we don't have to get behind
the effort and make is successful out here.
It is obvious that the request made by
the Red Cross for blood for wounded soldiers is one worthy of our heartiest support.
They are asking for something which each
one of us has and in amounts which each
one can afford to give. Many may not have
money to lend to the government, but we
all have blood to give to the fellows who
are over there fighting.
The apathy of university students toward anything which entails the exertion
of effort on their part is only too well known.
Signing a blood volunteer card would mean
that the student would have to give up half
a day to go downtown to the clinic, and,
of course, that would be impossible because
he just couldn't spare the time from studying.
May we venture to make a suggestion
to the institutors of the campaign which, if
carried out, will ensure the success of their
Bring a mobile unit with the necessary
equipment to the campus so that student
volunteers may give their blood without
having to waste time going to and coming
from the hospital. The extraction operation
only takes a very few minutes, and leaves
no ill after-effects. In this way, the whole
list of volunteers could be handled in one
day, and the Red Cross would get'many
times the amount of blood they will receive
under present conditions.
In any case, every man should sign one
of the cards obtainable at tKe A.M.S. office
or in the Caf.
The Mummery      by Jab.*
Exactly twenty-one years ago today, a
tiny bundle was placed gently in the arms
of an eagerly waiting father. For a moment
the father stared down at the bundle, his
face a mass of conflicting emotions. Then
he gave a hoarse shout.
"It's a Lionel!" he cried, and stumbled
out into the night.
Whether or not it is true that his father
pronounced only the first syllable of his
name in that tense scene, the fact remains
that Lionel (Slushpump) Salt, genial Pub
patriarch and Totem factotum, today attained his majority.
Asked to comment on his achievement,
Salt displayed a winning false modesty.
"Any red-blooded man would have
done the same in my place," stated Salt.
"Wanna buy a Totem?"
Contrary to popular belie., Salt was
born quite young. It was not until he was
ten, however, that the child first showed
signs of a malignant precociousness. While
tucking him into his crib one evening, his
mother discovered hidden under the sheets
several racing forms and a box of cigars.
Salt's father, usually a kindly man, was
enraged to find that his offspring was smoking a better brand of cigars than he was, besides picking winners in five races at Saratoga, and threatened to thrash his son
soundly. Whereupon little Lionel, always
quick-witted, was heard to say:
"Beat me, Daddy, but eight to the bar!"
This was the first intimation that Salt
was to become the Deems Taylor of Lower
Beatty Street.
It might also be mentioned at this point
that, after Salt reached the age of fifteen,
nobody ever beat him to any bar, unless the
floor was freshly waxed.
For three years the youthful Salt conscientiously studied Hindustani, but gave it
up upon discovering that it was different
from English.
It was then that he turned definitely to
music for inspiration, quickly mastering the
phonograph and radio, and becoming generally known as the Heifetz of the juke-box.
It is difficult to say just when he assumed the  position  of authority he  enjoys
today in matters concerning the mechanized
hysteria that is modern music. It is well
known, of course, that he was the only
critic on the Pacific slope able to distinguish
"The She-left-me-on-the-Hoboken-ferry, No.
7", from "The'She-left-me-on-the-Hoboken-
ferry Blues, No. 8," a feat all the more remarkable since the composer recently broke
down and confessed that they were one and
the same piece.
Proof that Lionel ls completely trap-
happy was furnished by a recent ugly incident in a down-town theatre. One of the
more cataclysmic swing bands was clogging
the screen with jam, when, in the middle
of a number, Mr. Salt was observed to start
hitting the woman sitting in front of him
violently over the head, simultaneously
"Cut me a slice, Momma!"
Alternating  this  suggestion  with:
"Hit     me,     brother,     and     watch     me
bounce!" \
Mr. Salt was bounced almost immediately, despite the efforts of friends to make
clear his meaning.
Then at last tragedy struck into the life
of our hero. While enroute to Victoria for
the annual Invasion, Salt's appendix decided it needed an outing. Faced with the prospect of being forced to spend two weeks in
Victoria, without being inoculated for sleeping sickness, Salt tried desperately to make
the skipper change his course, but to no
"Somebody's got to wave at the girls at
Galiano," explained  the captain.
So some hours later, Salt found himself
"stretched out on an operating table, fidget-
ting nervously.
"I suppose you boys have heard about
anesthesia," he asked the attending doctors.
"Or are you still waiting for the flash?"
One of the surgeons laughed.
"This is Victoria, son," he chuckled.
"Just take two deep breaths and you won't
feel a thing."
Anyone who doubts this story can call
in at the Pub and demand to see Salt's operation, (after putting down a buck on a
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Tuesday, October 28, 1041
On  Thc
• A COPY of the Ubyssey drifted through the office the other
day and as I snatched it to read
the Mummery my eye was arrested  by the  front page  masthead.
Here In place of the stately, aristocratic Old English lettering
that has graced the Ubyssey's page
one during 16 years or more of
turmoil, they were flaunting a
radical horror In bold script that
fairly screamed Its way _cros_
four columns.
The deed has been  done.
The Thing of which we talked
In low whispers last year but never dared to suggest openly, has
come about.
Tho Ubyssey ls now streamlined in every sense of the word and
the final link with tho past haa
vanished. They have taken away
the Old English masthead and
burled   It.
I hope the Pub staff will have
the reverence to place the old
battered masthead and It's stained
wooden block in an appropriate
elass case with a suitable placard
as a memorial for ages to come.
Those old time letters havo seen
many press days and the masthead has proudly flown from the
front page of many memorable
papei'3. There was the day for Instance, that the Ubyssey, then a
foil'- column sheet, came out with
_ ringing message from council
prexy Ab Richards and told the
flock to trek in protest from Fair-
view to Point Grey—the promised
There was the day when the
masthead looked down on the flaring headlines—'Ubyssey Suspends
Publication' That was the day
when Editor Ronald Orantham
flouted The President and was
There was the day—not so many
years ago, that the old masthead
stood out from the edition which
told a stunned campus that fee3
had  received  a  $25  boost.
Once before they discarded the
Old English lettering, replaced it
with stiff modern upright type
only to revert a few weeks later
to the old standby. And I can remember the day when the wooden
block to which the type is nailed,
broke asunder and the 'The' of
'The Ubyssey' flew off the presses.
Many papers that day carried only   half   the   masthead.
Now to suit a streamlined paper
In an age which must have everything streamlined, they have been
forced to kill the faithful old
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With Picobac to charm hi* endU$$ Uagum.
• Students also must cover much ground—
academic If not tfittutthd.   In thslr arduous
Journeys through the realms of learning, the*
ind that Picobac glvas them "wingid Tset of
thought". For the pick of Canada's Burlejr
crop is always a mild, cool, sweet smoke—ft
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dally undsmandlng.
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M-U. "LOK-TOP" TIN   .   «le
^^—^      alto peeked In Pocket Tint
"k DOES taste good In • plp«."
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"Man at Large"
^Vil-Jumi Tuesday, October 28, 1941
other day, so she went down
to Oeorge Straith's Ltd., 905 Granville St., and splurged all the
money her aunt gave her on a
snazzy plaid skirt and cashmere
sweater ... a curly blonde Beta
lost his frat pin at the Alpha Gam
party the other night . . when the
music stopped he got out in the
centre of the floor and proclaimed
the fact to the assembled mob,
amid loud cheers from all present.
The funny thing ls that he really
did lose lt. Josle got a white pique
collar to go with her outfit at
Straith's. She likes to wear them
'cos they look so neat, and they're
easy to wash. The sweater she got
is really a dllly—soft, ummmm.
get one of those beautiful
tweed coats with the fur collars.
They look really wonderful tt
football games, and around and
stuff. One beauty of a babe I saw
In one that waa from the Rose
Marie Dress Shoppe, 2186 W. 41st
Ave. . . The Zetes were having a
wonderful time on Saturday night.
One tall dark pledge was having
such a good time that all his brothers covered him up In coats ao
that people wouldn't see his pledge
pin and recognize him . . . That
coat I was telling you about is a
brown check with a beige wolf
collar . . . Rose Marie has all stylos
ln tweed coats, just phone Kerrisdale  2874.
• I FOLLOWED A GLAMOROUS blonde all the way downtown the other day, much to Josie's disgust, just because she was
wearing a pair of Rae-son'a beautiful shoes. They certainly do something for a girl's feet. Rae's Clever
Floor, 808 Oranvllle St., have some
awfully nice shoes for only $4.95
and $5.93. They come In high heels
for really dressy occasions, of the
patent trim, and plain trim . • .
A Phi Delt and a Phi Kap pledge
sure went to town last Thursday
night . . . after spending the afternoon in a local club (and
they weren't knitting) they visited a friend, were thrown out for
making too much noise, then wandered around town looking for a
place   to  continue   the   party   .   .   ,
• JOSIE SAYS THAT when she
gets married she isn't going to
have a husband complain that she
puts her cold feet in the middle
of his back, 'cos she wears cosy,
warm, fluffy bed socks from B. M.
Clarke's, 2317 Granville St. A dark
Greek lad was seen ln Dirty
(greasy) Alex's the other night . .
he was with a beautiful little
brunette who on subsequent occasions has been seen with two
other Joes. One time she was with
one of these other Joes our Greek
friend was seen following at a
discreet distance . . . he was .i
grad la_t year . . . ao that's what
people do when they graduate.
Clarke's have rome soft Snuggle
Gown Pyjamas and gowm too In
tea-rose,   coral   and   blue.
NOTICE — AU ex-Poster Club
members Interested in joining the
Mamooks meet In the club-room
In the Right basement of the Brock
Fraternity and Sorority
Printing and Engraving
Our Speciatly
566 Seymour St.
Starting TUES., NOV. 4
WED.  to FRI.
Learn   how  to  enrage  your
Alma Theatre
Mixer Caps
Homecoming Festivities, a supper dance and floor show was
held in Brock Hall last Saturday
night. Sid Poulton and his Poulcats, featuring vocalist Connie
Dlerson, supplied the dance music for tlie large crowd of alumni
and  undergrads  present.
A humorous skit entitled "A Day
ih tno Life of an Average Undergrad," was presented by the Radio
Ronney White, Wally Marsh, Len
Cox, and Tom' Robinson, calling
themaelvea the "Orads of '97"
with John Francis at the piano,
aang songs reminiscent of the Oay
Nineties In true barbershop quartette atyle.
Noel Coward's playlet "The Red
Peppers" was presented by the
following members ot the Players'
Club, Arthur Hill, Lister Sinclair,
Les Sugarman, and narrator John
Trainers Of
The Trainees
• AS WELL KNOWN among thc
students for his Economics and
Sociology lectures as for hts C. O.
T.C. activities Is Major C. W. Topping.
Born at Fltzroy Harbor, near
Ottawa, Major Topping received
his B.A. from Queen's University.
From here he went to Columbi.
where he received hia M.A. and
Phd.  degrees.
In 1915 he went overseas as a
member of the 6th Field Ambulance of Montreal. He returned to
Canada at Armistice as an officer in the 21st Battalion of Kingston.
In 1923, Major Topping accepted
a poaltlon at the College of Puget
Sound at Tacoma, Waahlngton,
and joined the U.B.C. faculty ln
Major Topping expressed the
opinion that the government hai
been very fair to the university
men and that they have co-operated by working hard ln their
military   training.
• Sign  Board
NOTICE—Meeting of the Students' Branch of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Friday, October 31, 12:45 p.m. Speakers: L. Zitko—"Speed Control on
Sectional Drive of Paper Ma-
ch'nes." J. Gray: "Induction Type
NOTICE—Minor L.S.E. meeting
will be held in the Double Commute room at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
NOTICE—The Women's PubUc
Speaking Club will meet Wednesday, October 29, at 12:30 in Arts
104. Four speeches will be followed with talks by members. A system of constructive criticism will
be introduced. All girls interested
in Public Speaking are welcome.
•    •    •    •
Put your dollar down on 1942
Totem   now—In   Pub.   Office.
•    •    •    •
NOTICE—Le Cercle Francals will
meet Tuesday, October 28, at the
residence of Dr. Hilton, 4543 W.
13th~ Ave. Dr. Crumb will speak
on 'The French Way of Life."
There are still a number of vacancies for new membera.
Page Three
Editor,  The  Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
In answer to the article entitled, "As a Rule Canadians are
Indifferent to Canadian History.
Why?" by Dr. W. N. Sage, in the
Faculty Forum, Ubyssey, Friday,
Oct. 24th, I wish to express the
opinion of a patriotic and deeply
interested student on this aubject.
Dr. Sage speaks wtth greatest
regret of our Indifference to our
national history. I am proud and
glad  of this  indifference.
To me, the main difference between our country and certain
notorious ones of Europe Is that
v/e aren't forever raving about
how wonderful we are ond havs
been . . . and consequently trying
to prove  it.
Dr. Sage cays that lack of historical Interest (ancl pride, we
presume) in a country, ls a sign
of political immaturity. And Germany has great historical interest.
Canada hasn't. I still prefer the
state   of   Canada's   politics.
Canada is a young, new country,
comparatively. The methods of
teaching national history to youtli
in Europe is before her. Does she
want similar methods . . . and
consquenccs? Surely this desire
for national heros and 'Kultu.--'
ond Viking ancestors has gone far
enough. Surely it is time we tried
something new.
I believe it is up to us, not to
follow Europe's bad example, but
to set her a good  one.
Yours  truly,
LOST—One Waterman's red and
black  mottled  pen  and  pencil set.
Please  return   to  A.M.S.   office   or
G. MacKinnon, AL. 1693L. Reward.
•   *   •   •
FILM SOCIETY — Assistants,
both technical and non-technical
ore required this year. Any student wishing to learn the operation
of 46 mm projection equipment or
to help In publicity, sound effects,
film sequence, or editing is urged
to   contact   an   executive   member
AMS Loses
• MISS HILDA FOX, well-known
secretary of the Alma Mater
Society, has accepted a position
with the War-Time Merchant shipping Co.  ln Vancouver.
Students' Council regretfully accepted her resignation at a special
meeting Friday noon, after asking
Miss Fox to reconsider her move.
"I   will   be   sorry  to   leava   tho
students," said Miss Fox, "but I
feel thot I must take this wartime post. They hove teen pressing me for several months to accept."
Miss Fox has been with the A.
M.S. since 1936, with the exception of one year when she was incapacitated as a result of a car
She expects to leave on or before
November 15. Her place in the A.
M.S. office will probably be filled
by Miss Tecs Rader, at present
staff   stenographer.
Put your dollar down on 1942
Totem   now—in   Pub.   Office.
•f *
That typically collegiate fashion, so becoming to one and all, so at home ln
every surrounding. It's a sound Investment for the college girl, to own several
of these pure wools—with a galaxy of
styles to choose from—and you should
see the colors.
Campus classic is the long-sleeved,
crew-necked cardigan, fastened back or
front—like a jacket Is the longer sweater, with fltted-in waistline and smart
pockets—while a natural with everything from suits to slacks Is the twin
set of short-sleeved slipon, topped with
matching cardigan. For extra zip and
flattery, of course, a fluffy angora.
Tuesday, October 28, 1941
Varsity Spirit Nearly Bounces Grizzlies
U.B.C. 4th   Quarter
Explosion Leaves
• VARSITY THUNDERBIRDS answered the big question
in a big way last Saturday when they showed that the
old college fight was enough to hold the highly-touted Vancouver Grizzlies to a tight 12-5 victory that almost became
a win for the Blue and Oold.
With everything else against them, including weight and
experience, the Thunderbirds brought the proud Undergrads and prouder Orads to their feet with their never-say-
die spirit that nearly brought victory in the last few seconds.
From the outset lt was dear that
the unfavoured 'Birds were going
to carry out Coach Maury Van
Vliet's promise that "We're not
going to take it lying down."
From tho klckoff when U.B.C.
threw Vancouver for a 7-yard loss
on the first play and Bud Fairgrleve Intercepted the first Grizzly
pass, to the last quarter, when
Varsity passes paid off for two
touchdowns, only to have the
second one disqualified for Illegal
blocking, It was flght, pass, flght,
paw*, all the way. As Van Vllet
predicted, It waa "A wide «pen
The statistics bear this out. The
'Birds, especially when Shey exploded in the last quarter, flashed
pasaes all over the field, completing 9 out of 14. Vancouver, not
to bo outdone, snagged 4 out of 9.
Both sides Intercepted three.
On (Re more sedate but more
gruelling overland route, the Grizzlies rushed over 14 flrst downs,
compared to the 9 that Varsity ran
After the flrst Vancouver re-
verses In the opening mlnutea of
the game, Grizzly precision and
weight paid off, culminating In
Jimmy Qllkes' 23 yard end run
behind perfect blocking Into pay
dirt. Kabat converted for the extra
point making the score 6-0.
While Varsity were still making
their first experiments under fire
with their varied plays, Vancouver
battered over a second touchdown
In the second quarter. After Ave
first downs, Jack Home passed 23
yards to Norm Trasolinl for their
second and last touchdown. Again
they converted, bringing the count
to 12-0.
The second half opened with Varsity threatening every minute, but
the third quarter remained scoreless.
Ray Gorman passed to Tucker
for a flrst down. Then, while the
crowd roared and All Dean's
cheering section sizzled out "Our
Team Is Red Hot", Oorman fired
three more forwards all completed,
with the last one sending quarter-
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back Johnny Farina over from 15
yarda   out.   The   convert  failed.
With the acore 12-5, the crowd
settled back satisfied, for their
own Blue and Gold had vindicated the old school tie and shown
that they could stand up to the
best that the locally highly-rated
Grizzlies could offer.
But then thing really got hot
to warm up the customers as they
sat ln the cold, darkening fall
Before the Grads could finish
slapping each other on the back.
Varsity caught fire, and started,
mnrehing on again after recovering the ball 35 yards out when
Vancouver fumbled the klckoff.
Gorman again passed and the
crowd rose as the ball floated
through the air. When lt droppod
Into the arms of a waiting Bud
Fairgrleve and he dove over the
goal-line, everyone went mad.
When quiet and sanity returned,
there came the laconic announcement, "play called back for Illegal  blocking."
It waa all over then, 12-5, despite some laat minute Varsity pass
' attempts.
But everyone was happy, very
happy. For Varsity, whom everyone expected to be wallopped. had
come through with their famed
flashy attack that had the Grizzlies on the road to defeat. All
went home firmly believing, and
rightly so, that with this game under their belts, their 'Birds could
lick the Grizzlies or any other
western university team that
would care to offer competition.
Under the blanket of Varsity
spirit, several men stood out.
For his tactics and backfleld showmanship, Johnny Farina is one of
these. For his passing and running,
Gorman joins the list, together
with Bud Fairgrleve for his running and Austin Frith for his peppy bursts.
In the line, there isn't much
doubt that centre Bob Curry, and
ends Hunter Wood, Jack Tucker,
and Paul Cote, all of whom broke
up many a Vancouver play,
shouldn't join the ranks of the
I  had  a  little  rabbit,
His name  was Jim,
Got  sixteen  now,
Her was no him.
•    INSTEAD of kicking, as above, Ray Gorman was throwing passes last Saturday afternoon.  And instead of throwing   them,   as   above,   Johnny   Farina   was   catching   them.
Johnny snagged one of Ray's' passes for that big touchdown.
Hoop Champs
Start Season
Versus Shores
• SENIOR 'A' basketball
opens the 1941-42 season
on Saturday night with a
double header at the V.A.C.
gym featuring the Canadian
Champion Thunderbirds and
Shores at 9 o'clock.
The Blue and Gold this season
will present a new lineup thnt ha.s
yet to be  definitely  decided  upon.
In The Air Force
PAT FLYNN . . .captained champs.
Coach M. L. Van Vllet begins
practices this week In earnest new
that he ls through with the Homecoming   football   game.
Student passes will be good for
this game and for all other Varsity cage gamea throughout tho
The Blue and Gold team this
year Is still in the embryo stage
but practices are continuing every
night of the week in the gym at
5:30. Mr. Van Vllet has yet to put
in an appearance at one of these
sessions but he ls expected after
he is through with the footballers
and Homecoming.
One bit of news that was gathered from Shad, the basketball
sleuth, -was that Jim Scott might
put In an appearance on the court
just as soon as the season gets
under  way. 	
Joe Ryan was out to a practice
the other night but he still insists
that he won't play until after the
Xmas exams. He just wants to
keep in condition. Ted Milton,
coach of the Western's when they
Won the Canadian Championship
aeveral season's ago stated that
Joe's footwork was "one of the
best that I have seen and it just
goes to show that a good amall
man Is just as valuable as a good
tall  man."
Play Police
On Wednesday
• AFTER breaking a tradition last week by winning their first game, the soccer club announces their
next game on Wednesday at
3:30 against City Police at
Cambie Street grounds.
Hoping that lost week's opener
will be a good omen, Soccer Manager Jim McCarthy stated yesterday, "The Cops are the team to
bent, if we can beat them we can
beat  anybody."
Tlio police tenm won Its opener
against tile Pro-Recs by a socre
cf 4-1. Varsity won Its opener by
a score of 1-0.
Fred Sasaki who hasn't turned
out yet this year Is expected to
bolster the team on the half line
with the support of Roach, Thompson,  Louie,  and Todd.
A meeting of the club will be
held at noon today to discuss club
policy and the choice of a junior
• Co-Ed Sports
Although the weather was a little on the damp side yesterday, wo
cannot understand why yours
truly were the only ones to appear on the hockey practice. Nevertheless we received private
tutoring under the able coaching
of Mr. H. White. If this "progress"
keeps up, there is no doubt as to
who will win the league this year.
Us?   Well !
Frosh Win,
Bees Lose
Cage Tilts
in the Community Basketball league split their
opening games in last Thursday's Inaugural session of
the league, as the Frosh
squad defeated the Nlppons
33-13 and the Senior 'B' aggregation lost out to the
Cathayan team.
Led by Bruce Yorke and Al
Dean, two senior 'A' hopefuls, the
Intermediate aquad were out In
front from the flrat whistle. Yorke
ran up a total of 15 points while
Dean Tallied 10.
The blue and gold quintette built
up a substantial margin In the
first three quarters then threw ln
the substitutes for the final five
minutes, allawlng tha Nlppons to
•core ten of their thirteen markers
ln that period, fhe final count wss
Despite lack of practice and condition, the Senior 'B' team held
the powerful Cathayana till tho
last frame. Varsity were out ln
front 12-8 at half time and were
leading till they ran out ot wind
and baskets. The final acore waa
Here  they  are:
Inter. 'A'—B. Pedlow, A. Dean
10, B. Yorkel5, B. Olgle, O. Davidson 2, B. Lord, D. Mann 4, F. Hole
2, B. McDonnell, P. McGeer, B.
Paton,  S.  Nellson,—33.
Senior 'B'—J. Hetherlngton 3,
B. Hooson 2, B. Scott, E Robinson
4, G. Ellis, E Helsler 4, D. McKay,
A. Johnson 3, G. Johnstone, J.
Cunninghom 2, C. Claridge 1, V.
Pinchln  2,  Richardson,—21.
Any More?
• it  SEEMS  that  Saturday's game was the last
for the Thunderbirds. Another game with the Grizzlies
is fading away. And the possibilities of a Hardy Cup
series with Alberta were
wiped out last weekend
when Saskatchewan defeated the Golden Bears to take
a two game series and the
university championship.
And Saskatchewan doesn't
wish to come to the Coaat.
Molly: Bill sent me a dozen
Polly:   Fresh?
Molly: A little, but his roses
squared things up.
77 Takes
Goif Medal
RAIN didn't mean a
thing to BoB Plommer, the
Shaughnessy Bomber, who
won the qualifying round of
the University golf championship last week for the
third straight year with a 77.
"Every time I win the medal
round I can't aeem to get past the
first round," aald Plommer, "but
this year It'll be different. I'm
going Into the airforce at Christmas and I'd like to take the cup
with   me."
Ted Chambers waa s stroke off
pace with a 78 while defending
champion Kenny McBride was
tied with Ormy Hall and Bob Ford
with even 80. Tom Hunter, Powell
River, scored an 81 as did Jimmy
Allan while Hans Swinton, Johnny
Woodcroft, Victoria, All Gillespie,
Victoria, Doug Watt and Norm
Kent carded 82s.
Bill Wate and Jack Shillobeer
both shot 83, Archie Byer 84, and
Bruce Yorke  88.
Those who didn't qualify for
the championship flight will be
automatically classed in the first
flight with first round losers ot
the title flight.
Following la the first round
championship draw: Plommer-vs.-
Woodcroft, Chambers-vs.-0111e--
ple, McBrlde-vs.-Watt, Hall-vs.-
Byers, Ford-vs.-Wate, Hunter-vs.-
Kent, Allan-vs.-Yorke, Swinton-
• NOTICE — Women's Basketball. Remember thnt Its spirit
that rates ahead of skill. When
we have the spirit we can readily
attain the skill. Will the following
girls turn out along with any others who are Interested: Eleanor
Bryant, Lonla Kennedy, Marjorie
Lane, Jean Ewart, Joyce Shannon,
Laura Ryan, Sherry Joan Smith,
Gwyanno Postalwalte, Joan Day,
Peggy Ostium, Terry Taylor, E.
Sheila Hicks, Betty McLeod, Lulla
Ireland, Helen Matheson, Glenna
Gillis, Margaret Abernethy, Eva-
line Morton, Mae McQueen, Greta
Ann Vesterback, Margaret Hodgson, Pauline Greer, Miram Renwick, Florence Rowell, Dorothy
Ellis, Helen McWilliams, Louis
Forbe3, Margaret Forbes, Margaret
McGhee, Sherry Wlllcocks, Buddy
Long   Taka   Nlkaldo.
Practices  will be  on  Tuesday  at
6.30 and Wednesday at 5.30.
Put  your   dollar   down   on   1942
Totem   now—In  Pub.   Office.
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