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The Ubyssey Sep 21, 1943

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 Large Frosh
Fun Week
For Frosh
• EAGER and awestruck
freshmen and freshettes
will cavort through a whole
week of fun and frolic before settling down to a year
of serious study. The Frosh
Orientation committee, composed of Phyllis Bishop,
Dick Bibbs, Harry Curran
and Murdo MacKenzie have
planned a varied and Interesting week of activities for
the newcomers.
80 that way atudtmt will havt)
• complete arid accurate program
of events, tho following timetable
gtvoi a conclst and handy picture
ot things to comt:
Tuesday, laptember U
11* pja.-Pep Moat in tho
IN p.m.—Tta   venae   In   Brock
t Wednesday, September 38
U<»«ji^AS4S Meeting
in Auditorium. •
Uitf pjn.-Publlcatlons Mooting in
Brook Kail.
4tM pjn.-Army Mooting—
All Mon.
Ifcanday, Suttmhtr tt
Friday, Soptombw M
13* pjtt.-PUyt<s Qvih Wi
ia Auditorium.
I:M pjn.—Big Sister Supper
in Caf.
September 28
9:M pjn.-SCM Frosh Mixer
in Brock Hall
Sunday, September 38
eM p.m.—Phrateres Firosidos*.
Bvonlng Sorvico
at St Andrews Wasloy.
$t Monday, September IT
jM, 1M0 pjn.-Mua. Soc. Pop Moot
" in Auditorium.
SJS pjn.—Frosh Reception
In Brook Hall.
Pep Meet,
Tea Dance
For Today
e To the rythmic beat of Don
Williamson's 11-piece orchestra, Varsity swings into another
H" season of campus activity, whon
the Mamooks present their annual
Frosh pep meet at noon today in
the Auditorium.
M.C Harry Franklin will introduce a program packed full of entertainment, music and Varsity
songs. Credit for the show is due
to Murdo Mackenzie, past president of the Mamooks and head of
the L.S.E.
Don Williamson's 11-piece orchestra will feature at tho first LSI
4 pass feature of the season. The
vocals will be handled by Elaine
If)   Carter.
This orchestra, which ls comparatively new, having been organized
last March, has been playing for
ten weeks at the Seamen's Club.
Mr. Williamson has played at various service shows, aa well as
^ formally appearing on station WLS,
-,>  Chicago for two years.
As a carry over of the pep meet,
the WUS is sponsoring a tea dance
from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. in the
Brock Hall. Planned as a house
warming for the Frosh, the dance
ia open to all undergraduates, and
Don Williamson's band is staying
out at Varsity especially for the
Students may go stag, and there
ia no charge.
Packs Campus
Men Unregistered'
With No Deferment
e THE FOURTH war session of the University opened with
an air of uncertainty and hesitancy Monday with the
majority of men students still wondering whether; they were
students or not. Co-eds knew, but the male situation bothered
them, too.
No. 1
OH THEIR FIRST DAY at UBC, these freshettes wertit#n jo discover the oft heard
Idem of Brock Hall. However the crowds that thronged to the Brock during the first
few dtjrs will 'soon disperse to the Library when the scholastic strain of tiie term begins to
take ii toll.
Accident Insurance
Scheme In Effect
the weAummewtatim #
Members, Student Council has secured from the
Accent Assurance Company**Canada a ye**4onr pe&w
covering each regular student of the University of British
Columbia to the amount of $150.00 In the event of any
accidental injury sustained by any student while engaged
in supervised university activities.
FIFTl CENTS IACB -^»_^____
la ifeerdance with tho minute
passed at tho last general AMS
fifty cents for each stu-
1 turned over from tho AMS
fund to cover tho prom-
the policy.
Students' CouneU has boon
tho tight to ad as a Board
to the disposal of
claims and to peat on
of any claim.
Thi term of tho policy is from
September 1, 1943, to September 1,
1944, W the benefits provided are
avaUpble to regular students only
until the end of the academic year.,
as outlined in the university
fltgular students are those who
are registered In the Registrar's
office as regular students In any
of the winter courses, and who
have paid their student fees and
art enrolled as a member of the
Alma Mater Society.
Not only is each student insured
against Injury on this campus, but
alio anywhere else in Canada or
tht United States while engaged
la the following activities:
Ordinary academic pursuits In
class rooms, labs, shops and during
Add work; during extra-mural or
iatra-mural athletics (Including
(reparation before and after each
•port, training and practising) hi
so far as such athletics are authorized and scheduled by the Athletic departments of the AMS or
UBC; during the activities of clubs
sponsored by the AMS including
those engaged in Women's War
Work; in the promotion of social
functions sponsored by the AMS,
including dances, entertainments
and smokers, and during initiations.
Each students Is bunted up to
8130.00 In excess ot 110.00, against
loss through medical, surgical,
dental or osteopathic treatment, X-
rays, hospital, nurse, surgical operation fata, emergency and ambulance e spansea Incurred through
accidental injury, La., bodily injury
reemhing  solely  treen  accidental
Male Frosh
kt Set For
of all
other cantruuting causes.
certain umn
A limitation ii sat against emergency, dental and osteopathic expanses. In respect to emergency
and osteopathic expenses, the liability of the company ia fifty par
cent of the total expenses, subject
to a limit of 178.00; dental expanses
covered by the company aro limited to 180.00.
AU claims must be submitted
to the AMS office within ninety
days after the accident.
New Spanish
Course For UBC
e BEGINNERS' Spanish, to be
given credit In the Faculty of
Arts and Science as a beginners'
course in languages, is being offered this term for the first tune at
UBC. Details concerning the
course may be obtained from Dr.
C. Vyner Brook in office "T of
the Arts building.
Section 1 classes will be held in
Arts 105 on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30. Section 2 classes are on Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday from 10:30
to 11:30. A fourth hour is to be
Residents Relieve
Housing Shortage
e GENEROSITY of West Point
Grey residents in taking many
out of town students into their
homes, helped to avert the housing shortage which threatened UBC
this year.
According to statistics in the
Administration Office, the housing problem is well under control
. . . many students have taken up
quarters in. boarding houses, while
a still greater percentage have
been put up in private homes.
^ MA«OUUNEente>rtaim.
ment will be the order
of the evening next Thursday, September 24, at 8.30
pun. when UBC's new crop
of first year males hold forth
at the Alma Academy In
what is sedately called the
Frosh Smoker.
By order of the Alma Mater
Society, no strip-teases will bo
allowed this year and only a few
upperclassmen will be let through
the groan gates.
Profesalonal entertainment, up to
the high standards of tho Unl-
vanity Decency League, will be
on hand. Cigars, cigarettes and
other smoke producing Items wiU
be plentiful.
No cider will be served this
year. It is announced by the
AMS that crackers will be on the
menu. The AMS did not say what
the crackers were for, but added
that other refreshments will be
Freshmen must wear full regalia.
They are reminded not to bring
freshettes. Hardy Harry Franklin,
third year Artsman, will be the
master of ceremonies.
Apply For Car alls
In Library By Fri,
e   APPLICATIONS  for  Library
carall permits must be filled in
at the loan desk by Friday, September 31
Students qualifying for "A" permits are those writing theses or
graduating essays which require
constant use of books In the stack-
room. "B" permits will be given
to students in the same categories
who do not require a special car-
all. Consideration will be given
whenever possible to special requests for temporary permits.
All students applying for permits
must be Interviewed in Lib. Rm. B
on Monday or Tuesday, September
27 or 28, 11 a,m. to 1 p.m. Applied
Science students desiring permits
must see Mia Lanning in the Applied Science Beading Room on
Friday, October 1 from 11:31 ajn.
to 1:30 p.m.
Club Week
Sept. 21
• REDUCING the expenditure of student funds
from nineteen hundred dollars to a mere nineteen
dollars, Student Council has
perfected a new student pass
which is being distributed
now In the Men's and Women's Executive Rooms In
Brock Hall.
The tremendous saving has bean
effected by the removal of a
student picture from each past, aa
in previous years. In addition to
the money-saving factor, the new
system provides for Immediate
distribution of passes, Instead of
the former month-long wait before
the pictures could be printed and
the paasea distributed to the
The now card, printed in blue
ink upon gold papar, and with the
university crest embossed, will
bear, for Identification purposes, a
serial number and the owner's
Managers of certain Famous
Players and Odeon theatres havt
agreed to hon'our these now passes
without the picture, the only
stipulation being that the holder
must leave hia signature at the has
at teat? flaw of purchasing
a ticket. Theatres at whtofa thi
passes. are .valid for thf >aftmd^
admission price are: Strand,
Dominion, Plata, Paradise,
Orpheum, Capitol, Vogue, and in
New Westminster, the Odeon.
Students should pick up their
paasea as soon aa possible. A
registrar's receipt mutt be presented in order to claim the pass.
First, fourth and fifth year pastes
are distributed in the Men's
Executive room; second and third
years in the Women's Executive
. — .**.*.£.
From Green
Roomers Frie
• FRIDAY, September 24,
will see the first of the
Players Club yearly presentations when a special
noon-hour show will be presented for the Class of '47.
While this event is not restricted to freshman admittance, it is in the newcomers'
interest that it is given.
The play, under the direction of
Professor Walter Gage, will be of
the old-fashioned "Mellerdram-
mer" variety, with its full share
of hissing, booing, and cheering
permitted and expected.
Margie Beale and John Powell
are scheduled to play the leads
as hero and heroine, while Dick
Bibbs will be the menacing villian.
The play will serve as an
Introduction to the Players Club
for all Frosh, and renewal of
acquaintances for upperclassmen.
President Powell will make the
usual bid for new members, as
well aa outlining the balance of
the club's fall program.
Any students who feel dramatically inclined or who have the
urge to do some of the "pleasant"
stage crew work should report as
soon aa possible to the Green
Room, located on the top floor,
weal end, ef the Auditorium
Registration figures are not available because the Registrar's office
considers male students as not
registered until they receive their
letters of deferment.
Unofficial estimates place registration at about the same as last
year, with maybe a alight increase.
Freshman registration estimates
show a definite increase. There
are, at the most, 100 more first-
year students this year than during 1943-43.
This figure may be reduced
somewhat whan freshmen receive
their deferment letters. Mr. Justice
A. M. Manson, chairman of the
Mobilisation Board, will release a
statement for THE UBYSSEY some
time this weak on the results of
the Board's deliberations.
Registration figures, including the
number of man who have "applied" for registration, will be
presented at a Board of Governors'
meeting next Monday, after which
they will be available for publication.
Curtailed courses, changed
classes and new regulations greeted vjtfslty students on returning
to UBC this year. A stern warning to freshman, and upperclassmen, too, was given by Dean
Daniel Buchanan in hit address to
freshmen last Friday that hard
work would be the keynote of this
He also revealed that nine prospective non-science second •year
men students in category "A"
were refuted admission to the
University this year.
Dean added, were aot
-*^a^.^^R^BJ(^EJSj -Memwt .eVEJE _ i
Partial courses also cams In for
their share of the axe, at least for
man students. Although not definite, it U believed that the taking
of partial courses will be left to
the discretion of the faculty concerned.
Meanwhile, vanity movee on
through the fog of uncertainty.
Ihe throe military training programs on the eampus are preparing
for tho year, first parades to bo
held this Saturday.
Lectures began on time with full
male attendance. The usual mix-
ups which freshmen involve themselves in were everywhere. Initiation of the wearers of the green
was at an all-time low.
Co-eds went ahead with their
war work plans with student leaders envisioning the greatest year
of co-ed war work yet
But the fog was still there.
8:10"8 Still Bugbear
of Frosh, Upper class
—Caf Opens at 8:30
• ALREADY the curse of one
generation of Frosh, 8:10 lectures
now enter their second year of
being "The awful mornings after
the nite before/'
Once again sleepy upperclassmen, who have been unfortunate
enough to include blue-eyed freshettes in their car chains, will stand
around in the cold grey of the
morning, waiting for the caf to
Originally designed to al-
eviate the acute transportation
shortage, 8:10's have brought about
a serious hunger plague to the
soph's, juniors, and seniors of our
fair institution. Willing to forego
his early morning repast, many an
upperclassman will again find
nourishment only in a quick cup
of tepid java.
Thus goes the battle of the
8:10's. But all should remember
that they are only one, and a very
small one at that, of the inconveniences that war brings to those
still fortunate enough to be attending Varsity. Page Two
Mv .>
•    From Thc Editor's Pen » » »
■Tuesday, September 21, 1943
Class Of '47
Tradition has it that the first editorial
at the opening of a new session shall consist
of a list of "don'ts" for freshmen, in addition
to a few well-chosen words of welcome.
This time it shall not be so.
Previously, such an editorial has
assumed the aura of a sermon, with the
negative sanctions overriding the welcome
to such an extent that the latter is virtually
obscured from the consciousness of the
reader. In addition, such an itemized code
of conduct expected of the freshman class
Implies that they are mere children whom
it is necessary to teach the most fundamental
principles of good manners.
Rather, let us add our greetings to those
which have already been addressed to the
newcomers with the belief that in them we
shall find an eager and co-operative body
of serious students to assist in the carrying
out of student activities, both academic and
That they will find their new surroundings strange and somewhat frightening, and
that they will require soma time to become
accustomed to the routine of university life,
we fully expect. But we also expect that
once they do become orientated they will be
as a source of new blood transfused into the
various campus organizations, assisting in
solving their mutual problems, and all
directed toward the goal of increasing thc
value of the university, both to themselves
and to those who provide the institution fyr
Each student who is registered in tge
university, particularly the men, has provtjn
himself to be serious in his desire for more
learning and is worthy of such consideration
in times when manpower is urgently needed
elsewhere. However, no one must lose sight
of the fact that he must continue through
the whole year to justify his right to attend
university.  That job has just begun.
Last year student effort provided us
with an excellent record of achievement, not
only in actual campus affairs, but also in
assistance with the country's war effort.
Large sums of money were invested in War
Bonds; generous donations to the Red Cross
were made; all men devoted many hours a
week to rigorous military training; all
women devoted many hours a week to war
work. This year even more sweeping accomplishments'are hoped for, and plans have
been laid for their achievement.
Let us not fall behind last year's record.
Instead, let us resolve to set a new one,
greater than ever, which will serve as an
incentive in future years.
And so, Class of '47, we welcome you
most heartily to these green swards of the
University of British Columbia. Yours is a
great heritage, and one of which you will
prove yourselves truly appreciative . . .
• The Graduates1 Corner.. By Aian Moriey
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
of a series of columns whkh will be
written from time to time by some of the
former members of tiie Ubyssey staff
who are now working newspaper men
and women connected with Vancouver
papers. Alan Moriey, now a columnist
with The Vancouver Sun, m formerly
(and successively) a member of Arts
'27, '38 and '37, with the latter of which
he graduated. He wrote for the
Ubyssey under the pen-name of "The
Campus Crab."
I understand that a Department of
Home Economics is to be added to the
various divisions of instruction existing in
the University of B.C.
No graduate of our local respository
of higher learning can look upon this
development without alarm. It is the final
step which reduces to complete absurdity
the claim of the UBC to the ancient and
honorable title of "university."
Here we find an organization presumably dedicated to the nurture and guidance
of the mind devoting its energies to the
instruction of ignorant females in mechanical tasks they should have learned at
their mothers' knees. It is not the business
of a university to teach how tc boil peas,
or the amount of lard to put in a pie-crust.
The only useful function of a university
is to preserve, disseminate and add to
humanity's store of impractical knowledge.
Once it begins to meddle with that deplorable branch of instruction, Applied Science,
it is on the downward path. First it may
enter into a shady liaison with medicine,
then contract an irregular connection with
the law, and then it descends with increasing
velocity through associations with engineers,
barnyard experts and commercial fellow3
to end as the left-handed spouse of a
Time and tradition have sanctioned, to a
certain extent, the association between the
university and law and medicine, for until
recent years it was felt that the "learned"
professions pre-supposed some tincture of
letters and philosophy in their practitioners.
The University of B.C., however,
ignored these fields in sowing its wild oats,
and descended at once to levels below
mental respectability, when it created a
Faculty of Applied Science.
It became, then and at once, nothing
more than an annex to the Technical High
School, with a small corner reserved for the
. surreptitious practise of higher learning.
An engineer may be a very worthy
fellow, indeed, and though a university
graduate may, by undergoing technical
instruction, become an engineer, or an
engineer, by attending a university, may
become a man of learning, an engineer,
per se, has no claim whatsoever to being
a person of liberal education, and the
university which bestows upon him a
degree and accepts him into full membership
as a graduate has not only prostituted itself
to commercial purposes, but has inevitably
set itself upon the path which leads to the
stewing of cabbages in its laboratories and
the sewing of chemises in its lecture-rooms.
It is my proposal, then, that for the sake
of its good name, for the preservation qf what
remnant of learning it still possess, for the
good of its soul and the benefit of the people
of this province, that that part of the
University of B.C. which is still a university
divorce and remove itself from the fleshpots
of "popular education."
Without the university proper, the
technical school will flourish well enough
where it is, and will continue to produce
bridge-builders, fruit-growers, cattle-
breeders, cheese-makers, office clerks, governesses, steel-fabricators, airplane builders,
barber-surgeons, and all the minor and
major mechanicians and accountants of our
modern civilization.
The part of the men of learning,
unsupported by these commercial byproducts will be harder, but they have behind them the resources of free minds and
the consolation of a great tradition. Learning
and thought have ever braved and conquered the greatest hardships. Even the University of B.C. once used tents for laboratories
and tumble-down shacks for lecture-rooms.
Let our philosophers, our noncommercial inquirers into the mysteries
of nature, our historians and men of letters,
our mathematicians and our theologians,
preach upon the seashore and in the forests,
live with their disciples in garrets and
cellars, and eat and drink where and when
the bounty of God and the gifts of the
charitable are spread before them.
But for the sake of the dignity and
integrity of human thought, while there is
yet a mind to be instructed, or a single soul
in search of knowledge and truth, let them
leave the moulding of kitchen-maids and
the tuition of cooks to those fitted to
undertake it.
That is not the business of a university.
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Tuesday Editor .... John Tom Scott
Friday Editor .... Virglania Hammitt
Sports Editor  Chuck Claridge
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Thompson, Kay McOarry.
Sports Reporter
Jim Schatz
• FOR YEARS il has been an
established  traction   on   the
UBYSSEY that in the first issue
there should be a ablumn by some
sucker, written on {the subject of
having nothing to vrlte about.
There is also a tradition that
another sucker should write a
column on "Greeting the New
Students at UBC."
As the latter hat already been
tackled by our esteemed Editor-in-
Chief, and as our other Senior
Editor has departed from tradition and picked out a subject of his
own, it looks to mt aa if I were
- stuck with the problem of garnering three hundred words from
somewhere on tht subject of
nothing at all.
• YOU would thitk-or would
you?—that after a break of
five months, I would come back
* to ye olde grlnde simply drooling
with ideas, but it ain't so, believe
me.   I'm just drooling, period.
Besides, I am restricted by the
aforementioned tradition, liven If
I did have any Inspirations, which,
God help me, I haven't, I couldn't
use them anyway.
One of the first rule! for writing
a column, and a definitely
tial one at that, is to pick a
subject which will interest the
readers, or In this ease, the reader.
I have so far ignored half of this
rule by picking no subject at all,
and the other half by boring my
reader to tears.
• BY THIS TIME I am aure you
are, dear reader, thoroughly
convinced it would be a good idea
to not read "Colyum" whenever
it appears In the UBYSSEY, which
I hope as fervently as you do, will
not be often.
AU girls with IS units (first year
than Thursday, September 23, at
the office of the Dean of Woman.
The registration fee of 81.M en-
University or Senior Matriculation) to their credit are eligible to
join a sorority. All those who are
Interested must i-egistor no later
titles each rushee to attend all the
open rushing' functions which start
on September 27. The dataa of
these functions will be potted on
the nottceboard by the office of the
Dean of Women and at the foot
of the Cafeteria stairs.
o at T. B. LEE'S
New and Special!
ERE'Sh special and unexpected purchase
. ~5 ohfy winter topcoats In beautiful
herringbone tweeds, with raglan shoulders,
leather buttons, satin linings . . . AND
. . . full-length EXTRA linings, half plaid
and half satin, that can be put in or taken
out to suit the weather and your whims!
Handsome coats, practical coats, superlatively tailored, all wool in beige and sand
shades. Grind value at—
In reds, greens,
scarlet, gold, rote
snd sand ... these
are tho toft, thick-
piled coat*, warm
and good-looking,
to many are looking fori
Convenient Terms
according to Prices
end Trod* Board
Croed-looklng Fall casuals
in a wide variety of handsome patterns ... stripes,
shacks, herringbones and
monotones, with full interlining!.   Special:
401W Hastings     T. Bl
LTD. .. st Homer St. Tuesday, September 21, 1943-
Page Three
Keyed to a College Wartime Career.1
The College Cry this season—more and
more dependable duds that know their
way on campus and off—that have a
•mart basic sense and a stamina that
will last, with an extra helping of style!
The 24-Hour Coat. . . for College
Cuddly fur fabric in beige with bright red facings and cosy quilted
lining makes the model sketched undoubtedly a college choice.
Selected from our many new coata for Fall—rough nubby tweeds,
herringbones, polo and velour cloths, pure camels and camel with
wool—shown in ..swagger ..and balmacaan ..styles as ..well at
"Cheeterftelds" with velvet collars.   Sices 11, 13, IS and 17.
Corduroy - off - end - on Campus
Corduroy—darling of the campus—a fabric that fits
magnifloently into college life besarttfulry soft but
paradoxically economical Sketched, a smart two-
plecer in Victory Red, the tailored jacket boasting
two large patch pockets, the flared skirt with seven
im. °**r shades include green, brown, blue
and wine.  Sizes 12 to 20.
iatt to ia»tt
■Sportswear, Spencer's Fashion
College Fundamentals!
'Beau-Catching* Hats
Whether you don a hat to cover
your head ... for look-appeal
. . . or Just because you can't
be well dressed without one,
these smart little numbers will
serve your purpose with maximum dash and style. New
daring Dutch caps, beau-
catching c a 1 o t s, feathered
toques, captivating beanies,
pillboxes and berets, that will
impel envious glances and
catch your compliments.
1.M to 3.9*
College Shirts
Fundamentals in the college
wardrobe—skirts, plenty of them,
teamed up with sweater or sports
blouse. Our collection of Fall
skirts includes a great variety of
plain wools and tweeds in pleated
and gored styles—smart in fit—
shown in such good shades as
green, navy, blue, beige, scarlet
and black.  Sizes 14 to 20.
Su-Shan Blouses
Sloppy Joe Pullovers
A favorite with the college girl,
comfortable made in a mixture of
wool and cotton. Long sleeves-
good colors.   Sizes 12 to 20.'
Proving as important this season
as a sweater — well • tailored
blouses of lovely washable fabric
in Sun-Ripe colors of gold, green,
blue, red, white and beige. Two
types to choose from—tailored or
round neckline—long or short
sleeves.   Sizes 14 to 20.
Other blouses in silk—yellow,
green, blue, beige, tan and white.
Sports style with long sleeves.
Sizes 12 to 20. Page Four ■————
New Navy Course
Begins This Term
•   THE UNIVERSITY Naval Training Division, first navy
group on the campus, will begin operations this session
under   tiie   command   of   Lieutenant-Commander   H.   M.
Tuesday, September 21, 1943
The course, which will be three
years In length, will instruct
students with a view to their
becoming executive officers or
technical officers.
Enlistment is open to all non-
science students, science students
in non-applied fields, and a
limited number of students in
various years of civil, mining,
chemical, metallurgical, forestry
and architectural engineering.
Students enlisting for executive
officers will be classed as Ordinary
Seamen and those enlisting for
technical commissions will be
classed as Stokers, Class II.
Those enlisting as Stokers will
be students taking mechanical,
electrical, engineering physics,
math and physics courses.
All students enlisting mutt be
at least IT and a half years old and
physically fit. ..They are potential
officers, but no promise it made
that they will receive commissions.
If they leave the university at
any time during the three-year
course, students will be tent to a
naval training establishment for
further training, If they have bean
passed by a preliminary officers'
selection board.
The interview! will be held at
the beginning of this term, but
succeeding Interviews will be held
at different times during the
eourse. Those not patting the
board will have other chances for
Evan if they do not pass the
board, they ney still enlist ia the
UNTO.    They  wUl  have  other
How did you happen to oversleep this morning?
Than were eight of us in the
house and the alarm waa only aet
for <
dunces to pass the board or may
go on acUve service with the navy
at completion of varsity with the
same chance as other teamen for
Training will be in two three-
hour periods a week, either on
the campus or at HMCS Discovery.
At the end of varsity, immediately
after April exams, there will be a
two-week training period on the
COTC camp.
First training period of the year
wiU be held September 26 at 1800
at a place to be specified later.
Get Bus Passes
From Registrar
• BUS PASSES are now
available to all students
at the Registrar's Office.
Because the University is
outside of the city limits, the
University Bus Service is
entirely separate from regular city lines of transportation. The fare Is ordinarily
five cents and transfers are
However students and members
of the faculty of the university
are entitled to buy tickets at a
reduced rata. For this purpose
special passes are Issued to
testify that the bearer Is entitled
to this reduction.
These passes must be shown to
the driver before tht tickets can
be purchased, to all freshmen
should pick theta up as soon at
B.C., LTD.
Extend Best Wishes
To The Student Body
CO.,   LTD.
T. N. Louden
17 B C Red Sw«.ter Girl        ]Sjew \[T Force
Cross Corps
Step Forward
the Canadian Red Cross
Corps, University of British
Columbia Detachment, is a
large step forward in the
progress of the war contribution of the Women's Undergraduate Society.
Proving to the skeptical onlooker that the women at UBC are
behind their country's war effort,
the formation of a detachment
here is a direct result of the requests of members of WUS.
In charge of the organisation of
the Corps are Or. Joyce Hallamore,
senior officer In charge, and Or.
Sylvia Thrupp, her assistant, who
have together taken on the job of
Inaupguratlng the new detachment
at varsity.
Ihe Corps will, this year, be
limited to 100 students, all upper-
classwomen. Parades are held on
Tuesday and Friday In the armories st 2:30, and the uniforms will
consist of the familiar grey dresses,
Royal blue ties, university crest
badges and peaked caps.
Student who register for the Carpi
must take, In addition to the one
hour of drill weekly, one hour
per week of First Aid if they do
not have their certificate, or an
hour of some other War Work B If
they have; and hour of War Work
A in one term; and an hour of
Red Croat room In the other, making up a total of three hours par
Members of the Corps will also,
be required to attend five noon-
hour lectures on the history, moaning and procedure of the service
throughout the term.
There WILL be Cider at the
Frosh Smoker.
Course For UBC
• THE FIRST Air Force training scheme at the University
of British Cplumbia will begin this session, offering many
advantages to the students who wish to join the Royal
Canadian Air Force and also finish, or take two years,
of their university course.
rance models the new
varsity sweater which appeared for the first time on
the campus this year. They
are on sale in the AMS office
Graduation Issues
Available At AMS
•   A FEW copies of the Graduation Issue of The Ubyssey are
available now In the AMS Office.
Students desiring copies can
purchase them at the AMS for 85
cents. Orad Issues will be sent
overseas or to military camps in
Canada by the Alma Mater Society
if the purchaser pays the postage.
Any student who attended the
University last year and did not
receive a copy may obtain ono by
presenting his last year's peas at
the AMS.
For Forces
• UBC'S NEW ARMOURIES, just completed
at the first of lait term, have
been enlarged this summer
to make room {or the University's rapidly expanding
military program.
An addition was built on the
rear to provide spate for quartermaster stores, new lecture rooms,
officers' rooms and Instructors'
The University lfaval Training
Division is now occupying the
former office of Major J. McLeod
and Cspt. Bob Osborne and the
University Ah- Trailing Corps is
established in the former rooms of
RSM Henderson and his staff.
Quartermaster stores has been
moved from the batsmsnt of the
Arts building to the new addition,
where students wfl get their
uniforms and other equipment in
the future.
COTC instructors lave moved to
their new quarters. There is also
a new lecture room and a company officers' rooms in the new
Teacher: "Now Johlny, If I lay
two eggs over hart aid three over
there, how many w|l there be
altogether?" '
Johnny: "Persoaallr, I don't
think that you can doll"
Under Squadron Leader J. A.
Harris, students enlisting in the
University Air Training Corps will
take six hours a week of navigation, meteorology, signals, airmanship, aircraft recognition, First Aid
and military drill.
This will be in addition to their
regular university course. The Air
Force course will be two years in
length, at , the end of which
students can either go directly into
the Air Force or stay on and •
finish their varsity course.
The course is open to any
student physically fit for air
crew. There are certain vacancies
open for those not of air crew
standard, who may enlist aa
technical personnel.
Students who enlist in this
category must go active at the end
of their two-year course. Technical training is completed at
Trenton for these students.
Those students entering for air
crew will go directly to schools
for flying training at the and of
their course.
If they wish to remain at UBC
and finish their university course,
they will bo subject to regulations
of the mobilisation board, but de
not have to go active right away.
Final exams in the course will
be given at the and of two years,
when students will bo subjected
to 12 hours of exams.
Couraea In navigation and
meteorology will be given by
Flight Lieutenants Walter Oage
and William Ure. All other courses
wiU be taught b*y regular RCAF
COTC Drill To Be
Same As Last Year
•   ARMY training for university students in 1943-44 will
remain essentially the same as last year, according to Lt.-Col.
G. M. Shrum, officer commanding, UBC Contingent, C.O.TC.
Only difference in the set-up this
year is that men from the Uni-       ———————————————
versity enlisting in the army will
It Tne Start of Another
University Year
join as privates and not as. cadets,
CoL Shrum said.
Changea In the officer training
system of the Canadian Army will
apparently not affect the training
to be given this year to Varsity
As required by University regulations, training will be six hours
a week. There will be a three-
hour parade on Saturday and one
evening parade a week of two
hours. A one-hour FT period a
week will fill in the required six
hours of training.
Student soldiers will again be
drilled In gas protection, bayonet
fighting, Bren gun, battle drill,
rifle drill and mutual instruction.
Victoria College will be represented In the UBC Contingent of
the COTC this year with the formation of "I" Company from that
school as a part of UBC's corps.
The new company will take the
same training on the Island as
given at UBC. Acting commanding
officer at present is Capt. J. Herd.
CSM Bob Firbanks, who was an
Instructor in the corps last year,
will be an assistant instructor in
the new company.
COTC instructors at UBC this
year, under Major J. McLeod, will
be Capt. Bob Osborne, RSM Henderson and CSM Ross.
First parade of the year will be
held this Saturday, September 25,
at 1 p.m. Men will assemble at
the side of the armouries to begin
their seven months of military
More detailed information of CO
TC training, as well as Air Force
and Navy training, will be given
at a meeting of all male students
Wednesday in the auditorium at
4:30 p.m.
Greetings to tht University
at W*r
••»» Tuesday, September 21, 1943
J>age Five
Council Changes A.M.S. Office Management System
Revised System To
Decrease Expenses.
Freshmne Wail As Seniors
Apply New Psychology
• CHANGES in the office management system of the
Alma Mater Society, calculated to increase the efficiency
and decrease expenditure in running the Brock Hall office,
have been made this year by Student Council, according to
AMS President Bob Whyte.
Under the  arrangement drawn >
up after the departure of Sutherland Horn, former AMS accountant, during the summer, Treasurer
Don Ross will act ss Office Manager, assisted by Whyte. Lynn Pearson, last year's office secretary, has
been promoted to the position of
Other necessary stenographical
jobs will be done by students, who
will be contacted through the Employment Bureau, and who will be
working part-time in the office at
standard wages of forty cents an
hour plus cost-of-living bonus.
Council Secretary Helen Welch
will be in charge of the student
staff. It is not expected that any
outside help will be hired.
"It is in the interests ot economy
and efficiency that we are adopting
this method," said President Whyte,
"but should we find it it not satisfactory, the system will be changed immediately. So far there has
been no difficulty whatsoever."
The new arrangement, In addition, allows the students complete
say m the operation ef the office.
Any student may apply for work,
offer suggestions or consult with
CouneU officials at any time.
Actual physical changes in the
office have been made, at wall as
the administrative alterations, The
Employment Bureau has been
moved from the north basement
ef the Brock Hall, to the club room
in the outer lobby of tho office.
The club telephone will be moved to the outer section of the AMS
office, and all club executives exe
permitted to use this call for busl-
nsas calls. The letter reek hat also
been moved into this pert of the
• Shopping
with Mary Ann
• WHAT COULD be smoother
for dates . . . what could be
cosier and more practical for those
blustery autumn winds around tills
Point Grey campus . . . and what
could be more economical in the
long run than a beautiful fur coat
from the New York Fur Cot, Limited, 797 West Oeorgla . . . coats in
every style and every fur at every
price are available at the mid-town
store, despite wartime shortage*...
The recent graduation of Gordon
Head gupplaa proved lucrative for
a couple of Alpha Gams ... a tall,
brunette senior, and a smaller
brunette grad of last spring, ex
Prom-Quean, are sporting diamonds ... the party of the second
part, belonging to the once-gueen,
is a curly headed Beta . . . Drop
in and try on soma of the muskrats,
squirrels, and seals next time
you're in town . . . you won't be
able to resist them.
Save Money
At Exchange
• BOOKS, books, books—
from first to fourth year,
to buy and to sell, are all
wanted at the Book Ex-
chang, situated in the basement of Brock Hall at the
North End.
The Book Exchsnge will be open
every day next week, from 9-5.
As it is operated on a close to
non-profit basis, students may
purchase second-hand books there
for less than in down-town stores,
and sell them for more.
This enterprise is student-owned
and operated, and has grown to be
an Important and successful concern since its beginnings three
years ago. This year its manager,
Jim Reld, hopes to have even
more student support than before.
He will be assisted by June Reid
and Bill Nobbs.
Text Books
2nd Hand Prices
Text Book
4521 W. 10th
Near the Bus Stop
» • • •
• &M. CLARKE'S have the perfect  suggestion for  studying
comfort for thia year . . . gtam-
ourout padded silk house coats, in
glorious shades, will keep you
warm and comfy, and still be serviceable . . . prices run from 17.16
to H0.M . . . then there waa the
active known to Intimates as
Cuddlss, who one night last summer professed to be suffering from
two wounded right hands and a
missing left foot... of course, we
dont want to Jump to conclusions,
but. .. The South Granville store,
2517 Granville, has a complete
selection of the housecoats, as well
ss dainty lingerie sets of slip, gown
and panties. These are sold separately or as a set st a wide range
of prices . . . check the frivolous
Uttle satin bed jaoketa st 12.95 and
13.95 too.
• • • •
• FOR THOSE late evening
snacks after the show or dance,
make the Ship Shape Inn, 1519
West Broadway your rendez-vous.
There you will meet all your
friends ... the original surroundings with little fish swimming a-
round the walla ... they are there,
chum . . . and the menu in ship-
talk make it an interesting change
from the ordinary . .. Perhaps you
haven't heard about the blond Phi
Delt Sub-Looie, now in Halifax,
who had to borrow a brother's pin
when he wanted to plant it this
summer ... his own hadn't arrived
from the jewellers' ... recipient of
same is one smooth, dark-haired
D.G Remember the Ship Shape
Inn—it's open all night.
• • • •
• BEFORE you decide on a pair
of shoes for campus wear, be
sure to look over the wide array
of sport oxfords on the Mezzanine
Floor in Rae-Son's, 608 Granville
. . . .Combining serviceability with
smartness of style, these shoes
come hi all sizes . .. there are even
some brightly coloured ones to-be
had .. .. That Fiji who's wandering
about the campus, trying to concentrate on a Master's thesis, but
not succeeding very well, has just
cause ■ . . he's just presented the
family jewels to an Alpha Gam
teacher . . .In spite of restrictions
on shoe manufacture end leather
goods, Rae-Son can still supply you
with the finest quality and craftsmanship.
SORRY . . . but due to war conditions we are
unable  to supply  you  with  padlocks  and  study
lamps as in previous years.
AFTER . . . the war, when conditions are back to
normal we will be pleased to serve you.
Hewer's Hardware
4459 West 10th Avenue
Phone ALma 1552
*   JOE and Josephine College,
of bored upperclassmen in the
Green'nail polish, bow ties, hair
ribbons, mismated ankle socks,
pigtails and bibs are unhappy
things of the past,- and lily pond
dunklngs have been strictly in the
raised eyebrow category for years.
However, there will be much
weeping and wailing and gnashing
of teeth among the freshman ranks
this week.
Upperclassmen are applying
Each September in previous
years, when the campus has begun
to sprout lush, green crops of
freshmen, sneering upperclassmen
contrived various devices to promote mental anxiety among the
ranks of the little strangers.
Usually, however, the Froth
have come out, if not second bast,
at least fairly unbruised.
Ihla year It will all be different.
In deference te the solemnity of
a wartime station, the methods
used te trim back the sprouting
frethles will, as mentioned before,
be purely psychological. The name
placards and ban oa make-up art
purely a gesture.
t Formerly, the ardour of Freddie
Froth haa bean cooled off by a
brisk plunge In the Library Illy
pond or i thorough flattening in
a game which laughingly called
itself bushball.
These self-effacements, not being
exactly voluntary, naturally
caused rebellions among the surly
Froth who were consequently punished by being forced to relinquish
their teats on the Library and Caf
to tired seniors, and leave freshettes to the tender mercies of
Fannie  Froth   was  alto   persecuted.
Jealous and aging  upperola'ss-
'47, will not shine the shoes
quad this year.
women, feeling themselves unable
to compete with flaming youth,
forced the indignities of bibs,
green nail polish, mismated ankle
socks, and NO make-up on their
Uttle titters.
Last year, however, some sly
scienceman persuaded upparclatt-
women that freshette spirit could
be more quickly beaten down by
forcing the girls to wear their
names and telephone numbers on
their backs.
Sweet freshette faces wUl again
adorn the campus this year,
innocent of all make-up, and, due
to strong masculine influence,
freshettes wUl again display their
telephone numbers.
Any Infringement of the "No
Make-Up" rules will earn coeds
swift and sure punishment at the
Freshette supper on Friday.
This ia where the psychology
comet in. Freshmen and freshettes
art strictly forbidden to talk to
each other or be seen together
during the initiation week.
All Froth mutt treat upperclaat-
men with respect and address then
at sir. They mutt alto offer their
teats In the Caf to any tired old
seniors who happen to drag along.
They must plainly show their
deference te upperclassmen during
the coming week in order to be
finally welcomed'into the charmed
circle of varsity life.
Nick: "Where did you get that
black eye?"
Nack: "In the war."
Nick: "What war?"
Nack: "Ihe boudoir.
opp. The BAT
A shoulder strap ia a piece of
ribbon placed to aa to keep an
attraction from becoming a sensation.
Wonderful Opportunities
In The Pub For Freshmen
• OFFERING the hottest jazz music this side of the
University's gates, free coke, beautiful women, including
a red-headed curvaceous editor-in-chief, handsome men and
unlimited lounging facilities, THE UBYSSEY, largest University newspaper on the campus, is now laying itself wide-
open for freshmen reporters.
Naturally, applicants have been	
swarming into the Pub ever since __________________j
the middle of this summer, but
a few choice staff positions are
itill left.
If you want a chance to learn
to write In any old style you like,
tree from the English Department's
eramped, mid-Victorian style, the
Pub ls the place for you.
Even if you've never written before, but have the yen to, we've
got the give to. Come on in and
join the greatest organization on
this, or any other campus.
Lots of lovely positions are open.
We especiaUy desire a beautiful
blonde, five feet three, blue eyes
and a winning smile, for the Pub
Secretary position.
Right after the stuffy old AMS
meeting on Wednesday there'll be
a more lively meeting in the
Pub for all new reporters. The
AMS meeting is at 11:30; ours will
be at 12:45, approximately.
It the Dirty Nine bore you, come
on over early and become a reporter. That's the Pub, North basement of Brock Hall, at 12:45 or
You wm be thrilled with the
beauty of Tracy1* early showing of new faehione for Fall
and Winter brought to you
from the leading style centres.
Lovely new Frock*, Richly
Furred Coat*, Tailored Tweed*,
Smartly DeHgned Suit*, Stunning Evening Qownt, and
other new creation* . . . and
in epite of war conditions,
youH re}oice in finding such
undreamed of valuer.
t;r; a c r s
Between Pender and Hastings
/ Don't!
My parents told me not to smoke.
I don't.
Nor listen to a dirty joke.
I don't.
They told me that it wasn't right
To wink at handsome men at night,
I don't.
To dance and flirt was very wrong.
I don't.
While girls chase men with wine
and song,
I don't.
I kiss no man, not even one.
In fact I don't know how it's done,
You wouldn't think I had much fun
I don't.
Golf Pro: "No, use your brassie."
Modem Miss: "But, I don't wear
any in this hot weather."
.. classy and up-to-the-minute
styles, with smart full drape
cut—many in longer lengths.
Better dressed college men will
go for our selection of these
snappy jackets.
■Tuesday, September 21, 1943
New Home Ec Course Aids Co-Eds
Important Step In
University's History
• ACHIEVEMENT of the institution of a Department
of Home Economics is an important step in the history
of the University of British Columbia. In addition to
providing women students with a specialized and practical
training, the course also means that coeds need no longer
travel to other universities to benefit from this training.
That the women realize their
good fortune is seen by the
enthusiastic registration of students for the courses. By Saturday, 51 co-eds had enrolled In the
department. Of these, 37 are first
year students and the other 14
are second year.
A larger registration is not
deslreable at this time as accommodation is so limited. As It is,
laboratories will have to be held
in a city high-school, probably
Sixty units of credit are compulsory for graduation, and in the
case of students who have had no
high-school home economics, Home
Economics A and B must also bo
taken in first year for three
additional credits.
Students in third or fourth year
who wish to change their count
to Home Economics may do so, but
may mutt be prepared to start
at the beginning and take their
four years.
Summaries of the courses
offered in the department are
contained in a special supplement
to the university calendar and may
be obtained at the registrar's
office in the Administration
Acting head of the now department and associate professor it
Mitt Dorothy Lefebvre, B.HJe.,
MS. She will be aided by Mitt
Italia loll, B.S., M.8., assistant
Mrs. A. F. Frith ia to be the
laboratory assistant.
New Paint
But Caf
•   ITS still there.
They may change presidents, revise regulations,
inaugurate new courses or
renovate rooms, but thc
"Mecca" of all students
where varsity life centres,
the time-worn "Caf," is still
Only difference this year is a
muddy maroon coat of paint on
the floor.
But Frank's on hand. The
battered wire and wood chairs,
shiny white tables and more than
loud speakers are there.
The Brock Dining Room has
been closed and so the Caf will
be busier than ever this year,
Chief Chef Underhill expects.
He also expects his food quota
to be about the same as it was
last year, but beUeves the situation
won't be too bad.
'I think I'll get enough food to
carry us through the year," the
genial Caf proprietor told The
As far as the waitress situation
goes, he's not so optimistic. At
press time, he was waiting to hear
from selective service officials for
promise of more help.
Trouble getting waitresses is
caused by the distance between
the University and the centre of
town. "They don't want to come
out this far for work,'" mourned
Coffee and coke wiU be available in the same quantities as last
year. Sugar Is plentiful. The Caf
has found that people are using
less sugar these days and as a
result there's a Uttle surplus on
Frank voiced one complaint. He
believes that the unofficial system
of a table for each fraternity and
sorority should be eliminated.
He claims that it makes the Caf
too crowded and the Greeks do
not look after their tables properly. He advocates Student Council action to abolish  the system.
Co-ed Co-op
Pleases Out -
Of-Towner s
the girl's Co-op for the
benefit of twelve fortunate
out-of-town co-eds who are
attending varsity this session, has been arranged.
This residence is the only
women's house aa yet, although
the co-op system which sponsors
two houses for men, first began
in 1939.
This year's house for women,
located at 4691 Langara, accommodates 13 students. A housemother, Mrs. I. Bickerton, assisted
by a house manager, purchaser
and secretary-treasurer, still to be
elected from the student residents,
is in charge, and the whole scheme
is under the Jurisdiction of the
faculty and a board of advisers.
In order to economise no maids
are employed. Instead, each girl
does a portion of the work, never
amounting to more than one half
hour a day. Ordering otrtain
foods from wholesale firms It
another of their methods ot cutting
down expanses.
FUEL tetOeVFff
' The fuel situation Is the one
problem the girls have te cope
with, but this y«ar they hope to
obtain a priority.
The system is so popular that
another house could easily have
been filled. In addition to the
economy, as the girls pay only 129
a month, it is, as one student puts
it, "the Ideal way to Uve."
• IMMEDIATELY following a meeting,of itfew
students in the Auditorium
Saturday morning, where
they were welcomed to the
university by members of
the Students' Council, all
freshettes were asked to
attend a meeting in Arts 100.
The purpose of this assembly
was to explain the Frosh program
to the new coeds. Phyllis Bishop,
Women's Undergraduate Representative, welcomed the freshettes
on behalf of WUS, and gave a
brief summary of the events
scheduled for next week.
Lois Reid, Women's Athletic
Representative, then spoke to the
coeds about the athletic program
for next year. She explained the
need for physical education and
recreation on the campus as
relaxation from sedentary studies,
and gave a short history of the
development of physical education
on the campus.
She then explained what spotrs
would be available this year in
addition to the compulsory War
Work A, such as Intramurals and
the major sports.
The meeting concluded with a
reminder from Phyllis Bishop for
the freshettes to use the Arts
Letter Rack, and to register for
their War Work.
Attractive white Varsity sweaters are on sale now in the AMS.
Trimmed in blue and gold, they
cost only $4.50. Sizes run from
38 to 42.
Science, Arts, and Aggie pins are
on sale In the AMS for 50 cents
eerh. Pennants are also on sale.
^W I1
—Province Photo.
Upperclass Frustrated;
Quad Fountain Works
•   THIS YEAR'S CROP of freshies is laboring under a
decided handicap.   Not only have freshman initiation
rites have been curtailed, but the time-honoured test of Frosh
senses of humour has also been removed from the Quad.
All  freshmen   have  no  doubt      	
noticed the drinking fountain
situated at the eastern and of the
above-mentioned area. Wall, it
Not that this fact ia so amasing
in itself. Most drinking fountains'
do. Ibis drinking fountain, however, was different. Not until last
year's enterprising Students' Council (Ood rest their collective
souls) Informed the university
plumbers of the fact that it didn't
work, was there ever a trickle of
Adam's ale from the refractory
Last spring, however, a swarm
of little men in overalls came and
tore up all the cement for yards
around the fountain, played With
the water pipes for a couple of
hours, and than departed.
Now water comes out. No
longer can upperclassmen stand
around in little groups to watch
unsuspecting freshies drool up to
the drinking fountain, turn the
the faucet with mouths open over
the tap expectantly, and then,
frustrated, slink surreptitiously
away, trying to ignore the howls
of cruel laughter.
Never mind, though, Frosh—UBC
ingenuity has never failed yet.
Someone will think of some way
to educate you sufficiently in the
weird ways of campus Ufe so that
you wiU be able to take your place
among university students, well
initiated, when the time comes.
A p p.   Sc.   Profs
Aid War Industries
• NEARLY every member
of the faculty of Applied
Science has been in some
branch of war production
during the summer, according to Dean J. N. Finlayson,
head of the faculty.
Most have been doing research
work in the aircraft industry,
shipbuilding and other war industries about the city, the dean said.
The B.C. War Metals Research
Board, which includes many members of UBC'u Applied Science
Faculty, has been very active
during the summer.
The board has been working on
strategical minerals for war production and has made considerable
There wiU be a WUS-WAA
meeting in the Auditorium at 12:30,
Thursday, September 23. All
freshettes out!
Gove Board
• HIGH PRAISE for the
work of the University
of British Columbia's Faculty of Applied Science is
expressed in the second
report of the National
Resources Planning Board
issued recently.
In listing the Canadian universities which conduct research In
applied science fields special mention Is made of UBC for "Its
outstanding Instruction of young
The National Resources Planning
Board, under Chairman Frederic
A. Delano, a relative of President
Roosevelt, is issuing a series of
reports on research resources of
the United States and Canada
under special grant from the U.S.
Coming from such a high source,
the reportaof the University's work
in Applied Science is a great
compliment to the faculty.
The Chemical Engineering
Department, of which Dr. W. F.
Seyer is in charge, was mentioned
especially for its instruction of
Co-ed: Did I ever show you
where I was tatooed?
Boy friend (hopefully): No.
Co-ed: Well—let's drive down
that way then.
ALL male students of the
University will assemble in the
Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, September 22.
Navy, Army and Air Force
officers wUl be present to
explain the programme for the
1943-44 session.
AU NCO's of the UBC Contingent, COTC, will parade in
uniform at 7 p.m. Monday,
September 27, in the armouries.
Regular COTC parades will
start at 1 p.m. on Saturday,
September 25. Parade will
form up on the Parade Ground
east of the armouries.
Home Ec. Enrolment Proves
Age Of Chivalry Not Dead
•   CO-EDS at UBC are still old-fashioned.
They may resent this charge, but the number of
students who have enrolled in the new Department of Home
Economics proves that they have yet to be convinced that
a woman's place is not in the home.
Meet New
UBC Home
Ec. Staff
• ACTING HEAD of the
newly formed Department of Home Economics at
UBC is Miss Dorothy P.
Lefebvre, B.H.Sc., M.S.,
associate professor. Her
assistant will be Miss Stella
Beil, M.S.
Miss Lefebvre and Miss Beil ere
both young, attractive and very
personable. Easy to talk to and
fuU of enthusiasm for the new job
they have undertaken, they have
the effect of convincing the
onlooker that the new department
ia in capable hands and will be
efficiently run.
Mies Lefebvre
katchewan. After receiving her
BM.Se. at the University of Set-
katchewan In 1939, aha spent ever
a year In the university extension
department, working with girls'
elubs and other women's organtu-
The weaker aex has asserted
itself to the point where it ia not
unusual to think of women rivet-
ting, welding and even black-
However, the fact that the Home
Economics course is meeting with
such success would point to the
conclusion that such drastic
changes are only caused by a
war-time shortage of manpower,
and that after the war women wUl
assume their old status.
Miss Susie Blotz, pretty and
popular freshette, was one of the
first to register for the course.
When interviewed by the
UBYSSEY, she declined to make
an official statement on her
reasons for taking Home Ec.
Privately, however, she admitted
coyly that she had the well-known
eye on a certain cute soldier and
that after the war was over . . .
weU, If she could cook . . .
Mary Ann, weU-known campus
dirt-digger, hst alto enroUed in tht
department. She asserted openly
that her reason for to doing was
that she felt the new field would
produce more and fresher mud.
(Fair warning, freshies.)
She also had this comment to
She then want to Iowa State
College, where aha took her M.S.
In 1941 the returned to Saskatchewan and taught In the Department
of Household Science at the university until the was asked to
come to UBC.
Miss Beil it a graduate of
Kansas State CoUege, where she
received her B.S. in 1939. She
taught high-school in Kansas for
two years and then returned to
Kansas State for her M.S.
In 1942 she joined the Department of Home Economics Education at Kansas State and taught
junior high-school from the
department, which position she
left to come to UBC.
The laboratory assistant will be
Mrs. A. F. Frith, who graduated
In Home Economics last year at
the University of Alberta.
Miss Lefebvre is in charge of the
foods and nutrition section of the
department, and Miss Bell wlU
instruct in the clothing and
textiles courses.
1930 Chev. Sedan with six good
tires. Engine has been rebored,
and wooden roof frame renewed.
Reason for selling: Gas supply
exhausted. Price 9195.00. CaU
Gordon Harvey, 3587 Trinity St.,
HA 0349Y or PA 8447.
"Woman's rights are a lot of
hooey. Rivetting and equal pay
are all very wall but I leva my
food and everyone knows that
woman can cook better than man,
once they know how. Besides, the
age of chivalry appeals to me—Just
think, gait, a seat an a street-car!"
Dr. Blakey
• NEXT TIME you meet
Dr. Blakey of the English Department, remember
that the lady's name is now
Smith—Mrs. Smith.
Her marriage took place on
August 20, to Sergeant F. F. S.
Smith of the R.C.E., who is at
present stationed on Vancouver
With her husband away, Mrs.
Smith says she lacks the necessary
incentive tor a domestic Ufe, so
she will wait until after the war
to set up housekeeping. Meanwhile, she will continue her work
at UBC.
The first meeting of the Munro
Pre-Medical Society will be held
in AppUed Science 100, Friday,
September 24, at 12.30 p.m.
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ALma 0660 Tuesday, September 21, 1943 •
Page Seven
Full Programme Of Sports For Students
Off The Cuff
• I HAVE a vague recollection of writing a farewell
column to my faithful fan about last April or so but
what do you know, along comes the new term and along
comes this hunk of drizzle again. So, sob, and stuff to
There I was, I can see it as plain as, playing some
of Ellington's blues to get in the mood, crying over
everyone's shoulders and thinking that ne'er more wouldst
I setteth myself down in the old Pub office behind the well
worn sport desk and try and beat out something like this
to fill up that big hole on the left corner of the page.
But it is happening, sob, kiddies, real hard, sob some
more, with me this time.
Snake Hips Reid is still here too, she's the God this
year though, so she must be treated with reverence. VH
is around, vd's not far away, JT is big time this semester
handling the Monday issue and Belkin still hasn't changed
at all.  He's the publisher.
But, sob, sob, there I go again, Soward has departed.
Gosh, how I could use one of his long-winded stories to fill up
some of this space. It's Private Soward from now on. And,
Remnant and all his lovely records, the true masters.
Brockville is his home at present.
Then there waa Tallman, now in the navy blue. Sob,
sob, and Willie Welsford, now somewhere on the Eastern
coast also in the Navy.  How times have changed.
AWS, the head push of last season, has taken on a
new life with the Army somewhere on the prairies. Times
really have changed, sob, sob, I'm killing myself with
sentiment. Turn that record over please and give me some
more blues, I'm drowning in tears.
' But a summer in the newspaper racket hasn't done
much for me. It was nice to be able to see all the baseball,
lacrosse and softball games gratis and is definitely easy on the
pocketbook, too. But the fluency of my style hasn't changed
a bit.  Oh, you say it has; thanks a lot Ma.
Even at that there were some interesting moments,
not to mention a few embarassing ones.
Such as the evening on the PA system at Centre Park
when a local men's softball outfH were playing the Air Force
from Pat Bay, and the time in the same park when I said
a cheery hello to a perfectly strange woman whom I had
mistaken for a fellow pubster. She wasn't bad looking,
Sniffle, sniffle, what memories, and phftt, phftt, what
a driver, what a driver. Accost me one of these days and lend
an ear, that's a good joke.
And then there was Surly John. What a character,
what a citizen, what a Zete. So long kiddies and keep 'em
crying as I always say.
Big Block Men
Frosh Friends
For First Week
•   FRESHMEN!     Do   you
see the students on the
Campus wearing Big Block
sweaters.    Well  they have
won these awards in Athletic
Competition and are, during
the   first   week   especially,
your friends.
Have you  any  questions about
any sport on the Campus, legiti
mate, that is, that you would like
to ask them? Well they will be
only too glad to help you, says
Harry Franklin, and will be your
guiding angel in how to get along
in the athletic world.
Perhaps you would like to play
basketball. Well, who wouldn't?
So you amble up to a big bruiser
who looks like a good centre man
and enquire about the subject.
All right, so he did win his fancy
knitted garment playing English.
He might even persuade you to
play a jolly old bit of rugger before
the term is out.
Anyhoo they are your friends
the first week, perhaps the only
ones you'll have, so take advantage
of them.
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Soccer Men Plan
For Two Entries
• SOCCER, legitimate football, the game with the round
ball, is due for a big season this year, announces Maury
Glover to all fans of the sport on the Campus.
During the summer, the red-
stopped manager, along with coach
Laurie Baker was trying to land
a berth for the Blue and Gold lads
in the Pacific Coast League but
because of "financial reasons"
their franchise was not granted.
So the team or teams wiU enter
in the Vancouver and District
League where they were last year.
"Teams" Is what Maury hopes is
thf word because plans are being
made' for Varsity to enter two
squads into the District set-up.
Last Season the Campus round-
bailers finished third in the
twelve-team loop and reached the
finals of the playoffs where they
were finally defeated by Maple
Maury Glover wants to announce
that there ia room tor all freshmen
who are at all interested in the
game to turn out. If they are not
able to play there will be manager
and training positions to fiU.
Soccer wiU get a big boost this
season on the Campus because of
the folding of the popular Canadian, or, at last year, American
Football picture.
As far aa the intention of enter-
big the Pacific Coast loop, the
executive of that circuit were
satisfied with th» standing at
present of four teams which
enabled each squad to get in a
game on Saturday, whereas one
extra outfit would mean a layoff
of one team every week-end,
something that they wanted to
Also there comes in the old
bugaboo of Christmas exams which
would Interfere with the playing
time of the students, as well as
the a f o r ementioned "financial
"But," Maury added hopefully,
"we wiU win the V and D League
this year and then they wiU have
to take us hi the Pacific Coast
League next season."
• TO ALL the followers
of the Canadian Football
code comes the sad news
that Varsity will not be
fielding a team this season.
Disappointing as this is, it
will apparently be all for the
Last year the Birds gathered
together an American squad to
play in a local loop with, Boeings,
the Ack Acks and Vancouver
College. They had a very success
ful season and dropped dhly two
of their games, both to the strong
and experienced Army outfit.
During the late summer local
representatives of the sport
throughout town held a meeting
to discuss the possibility of playing
again this winter. At this gather
ing, at which Varsity was not
represented, by the way, the whole
set-up was analyzed and the conclusion drawn was that it would
not be profitable to function again.
So that means that with no
organized league in which to play,
there would be no use in going
to all the trouble of practicing just
to play the odd exhibition tilt.
Vancouver College has still
maintained their team but they
are playing in a league which
takes in several of the prep
schools across the line.
Another drawback to a Blue and
Gold entry is the loss of Johnny
Farina, who is now sporting an
Air Force uniform. Johnny spent
a good deal of time with the team
last year and managed to whip the
Interested players into fab- shape,
considering the fact that few of
them had ever played together
But the spirit of the team is not
completely dead as yet At a
meeting of all the freshmen held
oa Saturday, Harry Franklin asked
for a show of hands of all those
interested in the gridiron game and
enough answered the request to
show that the players are available.
All this adda up to the fact
that players are available but
lacking at present are a coach and
the opposition, which are two
mighty important factors, so they
Farina . . .
Men's Athletic Rep
Franklin Outlines
Plan For Athletes
•   "SPORT on the Campus this year will continue in the
regular  program  as  was  so  successfully  staged  last
season" announced Harry Franklin, Men's Athletic Representative, the other day.
...   To Air Force
"AU sports wiU be played In
which there is a regular league
and there will be no curtailment
here," added Harry.
The Men's Athletic Directorate
held the first meeting of the year
last Tuesday and the policy for
the coming season was outlined by
the six representatives, Maury Van
Vliet, Dr. F. Dixon and Dr. M.
Cameron, from the faculty and
students Art Johnson, Maury
Glover and chairman Harry
Harry expects the Intramurals
program, which was the biggest
affair in sports last term, to be
the drawing card for most of those
who will indulge in teh odd bit of
a game now and then.
Also in the wind is the possibility of inter-service games
amongst the three mlUtary divisions on the campus. Many wul be
taking the Navy and Air Force
training as well as the good old
reliable COTC and Harry hoped
that various events, such as
Rugby, Soccer and Basketball
could be played by representatives of these three services.
These games would be played,
perhaps, during noon hour
throughout the term and could
buUd up a bit of competitive
spirit amongst the training units
here at Varsity.
Harry even suggested that a big
inter-service day might be
arranged in which several of these
events could be brought together
and held much as in the form of a
track and field day.
FrankUn, the enthusiastic men's
athletic representative on Students'
Council, has further plans which
he is formulating for buUdlng up
the sporting Interest in the University.
This suggestion, which seems to
be one that will help "sell" our
institution to the high schools, is
that of holding a High School
Invitation Basketbail Tournament
sometime in January. This tournament would be open to city schools
and could, with the restriction on
travelling becoming lifted after the
war, lead to a big annual affair.
Tournaments of this type are
held in the States regularly every
year and as Harry put it "It was
the one thing ot the year that we
really looked forward to."
"Perhaps," Harry continued, "we
could send some of our Senior
Basketball players to the high
schools where no proper coaching
is to be found and give the play-
Franklin . . .
. . . Outlines
ers a bit of experience much the
same as the Varsity students do
with the Canadian FootbaU."
This event would take place in
the gym for about three days and
would surely be welcomed by all
players In the high schools aa well
as providing some interest for the
sport foUowers on the Campus.
But with aU these plana and
many more waiting to be boned
out, Harry has one warning which
he wishes to give and make clear
to all students partaking in
Varsity sports.
It ia one of the rules of the Alma
Mater Society, found in the Tilli-
cum which reads as foUows:
No student shall, be allowed
during the session to take part In
any Athletic competition or garnet
for any team or organisation other
than a Varsity team without the
content In writing of MAD or
WAD, approved by resolution of
the Students' CouncU.
Any student to doing in viola-
Uon of this regulation will automatically forfeit all claim to an
Athletic award hi any sport.
He was much surprised when the
good-looking young woman greeted him by saying, "Good evening."
He could not remember ever having seen her before. She evidently
realized her mistake, for she apologised, and explained:
"Oh, I'm so sorry. When I first
saw you, I thought you were the
father of two of my children."
She walked on while the man
stared after her. She did not
realize, of course, that he was unaware of thc fact that she was a
school teacher.
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// Page Eight
Tuesday, September 21, 1943
Frosh Soph In Hoop Battle Monday
Johnson, Franklin Rugby Clip Play Again
To Handle Teams 	
In Hoop Contest
• NEXT MONDAY at noon, the Frosh and Soph will
tangle in their annual battle, this time with the grounds
being a basketball floor and the means of committing
mayhem a basketball, so they say. Of course, all other
weapons will be outlawed, but then again that is another
story, as the saying goes.
Four OF Returning Seven
Last year the Frosh managed to
emerge with a dote 10-19 triumph
In the first running of the annual
classic as Art Stilwell dropped in
a basket which, according to the
timekeeper, was made after the
game had been finished for 13
seconds. Needless to say confusion arose.
Not only did he arise but he
strode all over the place. But then
again that It another story aa the
saying goes.
About last year's game, the two
atari ware Dave Hayward of the
Sophs, sad later of the Senior
Thunderbirds, and Gordle Sykes
from the Freshies and also of the
tame Thunderbirds.
The first year men managed to
hold a one point 11-10 lead at the
halfway mark in the ragged
contest Then they further lengthened this In the third session to
four points and had the game
safely tucked away In the dying
seconds of the game with the tame
Than things began to happen, as
the saying goat, and hare it the
story. Dave Hayward drove In two
fast baskets to knot the count at
la-all. Then Paday Wescott fouled
the tamo Mr. Hayward who proceeded to sink hit gift throw and
put the Sophs in front by one
Then came the sterling Mr.
Stilwell of the same Senior
Thunderbirds who dropped in a
two-pointer over the unavailing
shouts of the timekeeper who had
maintained that the game was
finished thirteen seconds before.
But nothing could be done about
it. You know the Froth, they
have to be humored once In a
while, anyhoo.
This year the two coaches will
be Harry Franklin and Art Johnson. Harry, from the same Senior
Thunderbirds, will handle the
Freshies, while Arthur will lend
his assistance to the second yes*
Last year Art Johnson from tht
same Thunderbirds, was custodian
of the Sophs while Lynn Sully,
alto formerly from the same
Thunderbirds, took charge of the
Up to now the qualities of the
two outfits are both unknown but
the Sophs will have the advantage
of being able to draw from both
of last year's two Intermediate A
teams which were entered in the V
and D League. The Freshmen will
lineup with members of many
High School and Interior teams
and the battle should be one to
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* CAUGHT IN in informal pose in the Cftf the other day are four of the stalwarts of
the Thunderbird hoop squad who are returning again this year. From left to right they
are Gordy Sykes, 6 foot 6 inch centre man; Sandy Robertson, winner of the Art Will-
oughby Memorial Trophy given to the most outstanding rookie of the year; Art Stilwell,
steady guard player; and Ole Bakken, another six and a half footer and centre man. These
four should be amongst the leaders of the powerful Varsity team this winter.
Seven Last Year Hoopers
Brighten Bask'ball Scene
• OF THE MAJOR SPORTS on the Campus last year, the basketball field seems to be
just about the brightest for the forthcoming season. From all reports, there will be seven
of the men from the League championship squad returning who have announced their intention of turning out for the Blue and Gold again.
Theta men are Ole Bakken, Art
Stilwell, Oordy Sykes, Sandy Robertson, Bruce Yorke, Harry
franklin and Art Johnson. These
players should form a strong
nueleua around which coach Maury
Van Vliet will need to add only
three more to bring the outfit up
to full strength.
Art Barton, the smooth lefthander, who sparked the Birds to
their Canadian Championship
three years ago and who was one
of the leading scorers in the local
V and D League last year will not
be returning. Lefty is now In the
Army, taking his training at
present somewhere on the prairies.
Paddy Wescott, one of the five
freshmen from the team of last
year, is returning to Varsity but
has announced that the pressure
of studies will keep him from
playing. Paddy had had several
years experience behind him,
having played for two seasons with
Stacy's before coming to the
Campus last year.
Another casualty is Dave Hayward, one of the most popular of
the players. Although Dave did
not see much action last year he
was a fighting player and will be
missed from the squad. Dave
started with the Frosh two seasons
ago and then took the jump to
Senior company last year.
Even at that, seven men returning is a good average compared
to some of the other seasons such
as this time a year ago when only
four from the previous squad
entered Varsity again.
These men, all towering over the
six-foot mark, should be able to
make a good showing this year
in the V and D League.
The set-up of the league, by the
way, will be much the same aa it
was last season, with Stacy's,
Lauries and Shores all announcing
their Intention of maintaining
their franchises.
The Air Force crew, which finished near the last in the standings
haa been dropped and in their
place Ted Milton ia trying to take
over   and  bring  up  his   Junior
player* who copped most of the
lower divisions of the V and D
league last year.
Another preepsot for the Blue
and Gold team Is Bttehlt Nlcol
who it taking the Army eoente
at the University now. There la
much doubt at present whether be
will be considered a student or
net, but hit ability weald greatly
buUd up the Birds.
Ritchie will be remembered aa
a member of the Victoria Dominoes when they won the Canadian Championship two years ago
and last season when he performed for the Victoria Army
squad over which there was considerable argument with the Pat
Bay Fliers. The fliers, by the way,
went on to win the Canadian crown
last May.
So with a strong league forthcoming, the competition should be
at par with that seen previously
and the Birds are expected to be
right in the fighting when things
start. Practices will be commencing soon and times will be
announced in future papers.
• DURING the Summer,
on June 26 to be exact,
the University of British
Columbia sent an eight-man
rowing crew to meet the
University o f Washington
Huskies Junior lightweight
The Blue and Oold boys put up
a good race but lost to the Americans by three-quarters of a length
over the Lake Washington Canal
Course. The 'Birds used the boat
that Washington crew were in
when they won the Olympics at
Hamburg in 1936.
The team was composed of Hubie
Sceats, Norm Denkman, Keith
Lindsay, Chuck Wills, Norm Goodwin, Don Rush, Phil Fitz-James,
coach and John Slater. The cox
wad Charlie Maude.
After the race the crew members
were entertained by the Washington chapter of the Alpha Gams.
Pub Offers
To Writers
• HOW WOULD you like to
listen to some of the bast
righteous Jazz records there are?
How would you like to have a free
coke every Thursday? How would
you like to have a place where you
can act worse than you would at
home? Sounds interesting, doesn't
WELL, the big deep dark secret
is that these are just a few of the
offerings of the Pub. The Pub,
you say. To the uninitlates, the
Publications Board, the local den
of iniquity on the Campus.
DO YOU know any good jokes?
Have you got a ration? Do you
like parties? Just a few more of
the possibilities offered by the Pub.
INCIDENTALLY, can you write
any good stories? That is just a
sideline, of course, but now and
then, when a paper is put out,
one or two of them have to be
AND of course the sports department offers the best chance for
any of you who desire to become
a genius in the journalistic field.
Think of all the big-time news analysts of today who started their
careers as cub reporter on the
sport staff. >
THERE was John Lardner, who
went to the Solomons with the
United States forces to cover the
operations there, and there was
John Lardner who went to the
South ' Seas with the American
Marines, and then of course there
was John Lardner.
THESE are just a few of the examples of big names in the newspaper business who were at one
time sport reporters.
SO if you want to be another
foreign correspondent, start on the
sport staff, you can't fail.
COME to the meeting in the Pub
office at the North end of Brock
Needed For
• WITH A LOSS of many
valuable players and
minus their last year's capable coach the English rugby
team is making plans for an
outstanding term of sod lifting. The schedule apparently will be the same as last
year when Varsity had twd ,
teams in the Miller Cup, one
in the McKechnie Cup, and
one in the Tisdall Cup.
Bad luck, good luck, disappointments, and pleasing surprises
were scattered at random through
the annals of last year's play.
ENOUGH enthusiastic players
turned out at the beginning of the
season to press the entry of a Varalty and a Frosh team in the Miller
Cup race. The teams mora or last
held their own respectively, but
after the Christmas holidays a considerable number of needed playert
found themselves unable to turn
up for practice. Therefore the
teams became one, with considerable potential power.
A TREMENDOUS disappointment befell when, immediately after the second team got under way,
the Varsity team loot heavily to
the Vancouver Rep squad in the
first game of the McKechnie Cup
series. Then scheduled games with
Victoria failed to materialise and
the McKechnie Cup program waa
never completed.
DURING February, when play-
era and patience were naaring a
very critical stage, the miraculous
occurred. Maury McPhee, coach of
the hapless band of sportsman, set
his heart on making mends for
some of the ill luck that had persisted. He guided his well trained
and conditioned fellows through
three easy victories to the Tisdall
THE MOST regretable newt of
this fall telle us that Maury
McPhee will not take on the coaching duties aa last year, Not only
every rugby player will miss
Maury's instructions, but every one
on the eampus will mitt his connection with the game.
A FULL check on the number of
last year's players that will be returning ls not to be had aa yet, but
practices and meetings will be held
at the soonest possible dates, and
noses will be counted then by
Geoff Hill. Bob Faris is a the
IT DEFINITELY can be promised that there will be plenty of
room and opportunity for a riumber
of freshmen who show interest. '
Organization will be under way
immediately and notices will be
put up as soon ?s possible.
Geoff Hill will be Senior Manager, coach and other positions will
be filled at the first meeting. Anyone interested get in touch with
any of the last year's players or
0   A BIG BOON to Varsity Athletes' this year is the complete
insurance plan which was adopted
by the Student's Council last year.      *
This plan gives full covering for JT1
ganized sport on the Campus and^
will meet all expenses incurred by
all students competing In any or-
the student should he be injured.
MANY TIMES in the past a plan
such as this has been needed, but
not until this season has such a
full policy been adopted. The
premium will be borne by the
students themselves who will pay
a sum of fifty cents from their
A.M.S. fee.
SUCH insurance as this will cover such accidents as happened to
Soccer player Ed Dzendolet last
year when he suffered a broken
nose in competition and ran up a
medical fee of some fifty dollars.
Hall In the basement on Wednesday, tomorrow at 12:45. We'll size
you up then.


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