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The Ubyssey Oct 7, 1938

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Published Twice Weekly by The Publications Board of The Urjiversity of British Columbia
Vol. XXI.
No. 5
Professors and Students Handicapped by Lack
Of Proper Facilities
Crowded laboratories, students standing up in lecture
rooms—or Bitting on window-sills—lectures being given
in laboratories and balance-rooms: these are old stories
to students of Chemistry at U.B.C. The chaotic condition
existing on the third and fourth floors of the Science Building is not of recent origin, nnd this year once again
attendance in courses of the first two years is swnmping
the departmental facilities to stich an extent that it is
impossible to foresee other than increased chaos for the
The Ubyssey this week launched an investigation
with the object of discovering, if possible, where the crux
of the matter lay. In the following brief survey, facts,
not opinions, are stated. The Ubyssoy has no desire to
commit itself on the issue, but hopes to bring light upon
the situation. —Editor.
Pour laboratory assistants are on the staff of the department
of Chemistry.
In most first-class American colleges the established rule is:
4' one assistant for every twenty students.''
There are four laboratory sections of eighty students each
in Chemistry 1 at this Unlveralty.
Assuming that an assistant oan give two afternoons
eaeh week to laboratory supervision, It is obvious that to
Srovlde eaoh student with tho attention required by a
rst-olass  educational  standard  eight  assistants  oould
comfortably handle the flrst year oourse in Chemistry.
Yet there are but four laboratory assistants in the department
of Chemistry, with a possibility of the addition of three more.
Besides Chemistry 1, the department off era for undergraduate
study courses 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9. There are eight laboratory
sections in Chemistry 2. There are a total of seven laboratory
sections in courses 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9.
It is the opinion of graduates of the department of Chemistry
that at least one assistant is required for each of these sections.
In other words, to offer any practical efficiency of
laboratory supervision in Chemistry, a total of twenty-
three assistants is required.
This ls an ideal conception, but the faot remains
that the number of assistants on the departmental staff
is adequate to oare for the first year oourse and that
course alone.
There ure eight labs ut present being used for student
There are over twenty undergraduates nnd eleven graduates
of whom directed research is required ns the most importnnt pnrt
of thir degree work.
The Ubyssey has been given to understand thnt the eight
labs available for this work can comfortably handle sixteen
And as a result, researoh is being attempted in laboratories already more than glutted with students doing
regular oourse work.
The hall on the third floor of the Scienee building is lined
with lockers for laboratory equipment.
Chemistry 1, 2, 3, and 9 laboratories are cluttered with extrn
lockers to "accommodate" students registered for these courses.
Each locker was built to contain the apparatus required by
one student.
There are at present two students assigned to each locker
in the department, nnd it is just possible that by this system of
"doubling up" most of the undergraduates can be afforded
limited space in which to work.
One professor was confronted by 46 students when
he oame to organise his laboratory work for the year.
The room assigned to his oourse (of which 2/3 of the
oredit is given for lab work) was built to accommodate
less than half that number. Any attempt to work was
abandoned until "some arrangement" oould be made.
In the interstioes of this congestion are wedged
graduate students, graduate oourses, and the professors,
whose very offices are of necessity invaded by students
requiring a little space in which to work.
It is moro than usual for students doing analytical work to
have to wait from 30 to 60 minutes for supplies and equipment,
notably balances.
A student who manages, in spite of the welter of
fumes and humanity, to synthesize an intelligent question
finds his task has just begun.
To seek out a professor or assistant with sufficient
time to answer him is a Heroulean task.
Likewise, since lecture groups must be large, lecturers cannot answer queries in class. Some lectures have to be repented,
in other courses students must   sit  on stools or  window-sills.
The strain on professors and students alike is taking its toll.
Its most striking result is reflected in the pass lists—of Chemistry
1 in particular.
The Ubyssey has reason to believe that if the whole
of the fourth floor of the building were made available
to the department of Chemistry, the situation—in space at
least—would be relieved.
But the department of Bacteriology and Preventive
Medicine requires half of the fourth floor.
And the department of Bacteriology and Preventive
Medicine is likewise more than overcrowded at the
present time.
Student's Passes for the sum of
three dollars may be purchased by
members of faculty who wish to take
advantage of the special features
provided by the system and the reg
ular games and functions to which
the pass admits the students.
This Is a special arrangement made
by the Students' Council at their
meeting, Monday night, following a
technical barring of faculty members
from the Gordon Manley piano recital.
It  has also  been  arranged  that
those   graduate   students  who  are
taking more   than   six   units may
similarly Join ths pass system.
Those who take less than six units
are   debarred    from    this,   however.
With  these  passes,  the  faculty  and
graduates   may   attend   any   student
dance, meeting, game, or other event,
at which the passes are honored.
This system seems to meet a long-
felt want, as formerly those mentioned above were excluded from any
student activities closed to the general public. Now, however, they may
mingle with the rabble to any extent
that they may desire.
No Initiation
Damage Done
This year, for the first time In the
history of U.B.O. initiations, there
was no damage done to University
property. Although numerous articles
of clothing were ruined, and some
personal property lost, quad battles
of the past few weeks have not resulted ln broken windows and smashed furniture.
Jack Davis, Initiation organiser,
In an Interview expressed his appreciation of the way In whieh this
year's Freshmen behaved themselves, saying that "they were very
good, and always willing to listen
to reason" during the Initiation
Oampus fights of the past, according to Davis, have always led to extensive damage, mainly to Applied
Science building windows, and to
Common Room furniture. Council
man Davis put an end to such des
truction by the very simple means at
organizing a group ot upperclassmen
to patrol entrances to buildings ad-
Joining the Quad and other strategic
points. The student "warriors" were
thus prevented from carrying on any
Indoor campaigns.
Tonight at 8.IS p.m. over CJOR
the first program of the new Varsity
Time series comes to the air.
Struan   Robertson,   L.S.E.   executive, will give a short Introductory
address,  and  Bob Thomson's original   playlet,    "Scapegoat",    will  be
enacted for the flrst time.
Musical Interludes will be presented
by Doug Ford, Musical Society soloist.
All students are asked to listen
in and offer any constructive criticism. The Varsity Time staff Is
particularly Interested in getting
the student reaction to the news
section of the program, during
whieh Van Perry will offer a rapid-
fire comment on the Canadian
Football situation.
At the request of the Faculty the
Students' Council on October 5 supervised the moving of the Arts Letter Racks Into the Men's and Women's Common Rooms.
The Letter Racks were formerly
situated outside Arts 100, where the
merry yowls brought complaints from
the . professors. The "billets-doux"
may now be investigated in the peace
and quiet (?) ot the Common Rooms.
Four Motions Passed
Unanimously By A.M.S.
who Is behind the atudenta' Council's
aetlon on the Brook Memorial Union
Building   Evan wtll announce plana
for an extensive Homeoomlng weak-
An exhibition of trophies, medals,
and prises to rival that of the Varsity
athletic teams ls on display this week
in the Aggie building.
Len Zink, Bob Twiss, Doug Tay- .
lor and  Doug  Dougans   (alternate)
composed  the   dairy  cattle  Judging
team  whieh  carried  home  the silverware  from   the  Paolflo   International Exposition at Portland, leaving but two awards for other teams
entered in the competition.
University    teams    placed    in    the
order:   B.C..  Montana. Idaho,  Washington, Oregon; while Zink and Twiss
were flrst and second respectively ln
the Individual contest.
Dr. Stanley N. Wood of the Animal Husbandry department, gave
the boys their early training In
Judging work during the 1937-38
session, and Anal coaching waa
done by Mr. Harold Steves, also of
the Animal Husbandry department,
and himself a U.B.C. graduate In
This year's victory makes the fifth
occasion that B.C. has won the competition since 1934. and is especially
important since the cup was offered
tor permanent possession this year.
"Idaho" ls engraved upon lt four
times, "Washington" three times,
"Oregon" twice, and "California"
In the leant competition B.C. was
first In Guernseys and Holsteins,
second In Ayrshire* and Jerseys;
while In the Individual contest Len
Zink was high man In Guernseys,
Holsteins and Jerseys, with Bob
Twiss taking top honours In Ayr-
shires. Montana waa a very close
second in the team competition,
and took the two trophies not won
by B.C.
The women are at It again! As
usual they're showing the way towards garnering monies for that
almost mythical  Union  Building.
This time It'a peanuts with a
capital "N". for fair W.U.S. members have decided to sell that delicacy at all stadium games, beginning this coming Saturday.
Think of It folks, peanuts with
your rugby! And every crunch and
munch, means that you'll soon be
eatln glunch In the Union Building.
Saturday Is the time for every
student to show his interest in the
Building. Get out and buy your
peanuts—and more and more peanuts—remember, every nut is a
nail in that good old Building
which   is   just   around   the   corner.
Campaign Committee Given Vote of Thanks
And Confidence in Their Ability
To Carry On
"The Hoard of Oovernora have not borne their true responsibility as legislators of the University" was the charge made by
the Campaign Committee in the report to the Alma Mater Sooiety
semi-annual meeting on the latest developments of the Campaign
situation. The Campaign report, which was read by Mr. Morris
Belkin, backed this statement with the further remark that
" Instead of calling on the students to provide additional facilities
it (the Hoard of Governors) should take upon itself the responsibility of raising the money privately in the form of endowments."
The oommittee further expressed their assurance that
the Provincial Government has given "what we believe is
tantamount to a promise that buildings would be ereoted
on the Oampus for the next year and that the grant would
be inoreased for 1039-40."
The report, which was enthusiastically received by the students
attending the meeting, was followed by a suggested procedure
whieh may lead to the erection of
a Union Building on the campus
in the near future. This plan
wns put before the students for
their ratification by Council.
Perhaps the most important
business of the meeting were the
fonr motions passed whieh gave
Students' Council and their committee on the matter, power to
proceed in their attempts to bring
about immediate action of the
construction of the Brock Memorial Union Building.
The flrst motion which was
passed unanimously by the meeting registered the Alma Mater
Society's formal request to the
Hoard of Governors for a sum of
{12,500 per annumn for a period
of ten years to repay a portion of
the principal of a loan guaranteed by the A.M.S. Society, to facilitate the immediate erection of the Brock Memorial Building. This
request has been made to a Board of Oovernora' committee by the
Students' Council, but no answer has been received from them.
The request from the Alma Mater Society as a whole may serve as
an impetus toward a more speedy consideration of the matter.
The second request recorded at the meeting was made to the
Brock Memorial Union Building Committee, and was for a complete accounting to the Students' Council of the Brock Memorial
funds nnd the administration thereof.
The Alma Mater Sooiety further requested that all
funds under the trustee-ship of the Brook Memorial Oommittee be transferred to them for administration for the
purpose of erecting the first unit of a Union Building.
By the fourth motion the students authorized Council to raise
the bond issue, the floating of which was authorized two years
ago under the presidentship of Jay Oould. The extra funds will
be paid off by a slight rearrangement in the administration of
the student building fund income. The extra bond issue will entail
no additional expense to the students.
Plans for raising additional funds to those provided in the
above motion are being investigated by Mr. Evan apRoberts. As
the chairman of a student committee on this matter Mr. apRoberts;
will, in the near future, bring tip a number of ingenius methods
whereby the stvidents may pay the interest on their proposed
loans and supplement the funds already at hand. One of these
methods, the Brock Memorial Ball, has already been announced.
who read the report containing
despair and hope regarding the
Campaign   situation.
James Keller, U.B.C.
Student, Accidentally
Killed On Tuesday
Motion for a message of condolence to be sent from the student
body of the University of British
Columbia, to the family of James
Keller, was passed at the Alma
Mater meeting on Wednesday noon.
James Charles Keller, 20-year-
old student and eldest son of C. J.
Keller, 1588 West Porty-ninth Avenue, was killed in a motor accident
on Tuesday evening.
Keller was ln Second Year Applied Science having been registered in Second Year Arts during the
'37-'38 session. His brother, Nell, ln
the Freshman class, ls tattendlng
university  here.
In the spring examinations of the
C.O.T.C, in which he held the rank
of corporal, he received his "A"
certificate for lieutenant qualifications.
The funeral service will be held
from the Mount Pleasant Parlour
today at 1.30 p.m. with Rev. E. D.
Braden officiating.
Victoria  wants  us  back.
Why? In their estimation Victoria
College students have not shown
the U.B.C. people what Victoria can
do in the way of giving a good time.
This year Struan Robertson, together with John Meredith, Students' Council President of the
Victoria College, have made plans
for a bigger and better invasion to
take  place  shortly  after Christmas.
The tentative arrangements are
that the expenses shall be Ave dollars per University student per
trip. This will cover the boat fare,
lunch on the boat, transportation
in Victoria, a football game, a
basketball game, and a tea-dance
at  the   Empress   Hotel. Tvro
Friday, October 7. 1938
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With the return to n one-hour noon period the old difficulty
of lunch papers in the auditorium raises its head. This unfortunate
situation was in particular evidence at the piano recital given by
Gordon Manley, on Monday. Many of the students ate their
lunches quietly and unobtrusively and deposited their papers in
waste-paper baskets after they had left the building. An equal
number, however, displayed a very unpleasant lack of courtesy
by munching apples audibly, and throwing their crumpled papers
into the aisles or below the seats. Although this rather disgraceful
habit is not considered bad form in the cafeteria at the present
time, it does present a slip-shod, dirty appearance to an observer
from the stage. It is a relatively simple thing for students to
arrange to eat their lunch before or after a noon hour performance
if they have a free hour at either time. The few whose timetables
are so rigourous that they must bring their lunches to noon performances surely can eat them quietly and carefully and hold
their used papers iu their hands until they leave the theatre.
Free tickets to the final rehearsal
of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sir Ernest
MacMlllan, will be given to students
presenting their passes at the offices
of the Musical Society today noon.
This rehearsal will begin at 8.30
a.m. Saturday in the Orpheum Theatre and ls the last one before the
new season Is opened on Sunday
next. All student music lovers are
urged to take this opportunity to
hear one of the greatest living musicians conduct the Vancouver Orchestra.
Sir Ernest, who Is well known as
a   composer,   pianist   and   organist.
Is conductor of  the  Toronto  Symphony  Orchestra  and .will  present
a very  interesting  program  to  the
Vancouver audience on Sunday afternoon.
Following  the program,  which will
include    such    numbers    as    Caesar
Franck's    Symphony    in    D    minor,
Dukas'     "L'Apprenti     Sorcler"     and
Vaughn    Williams'    "The    Lark    Ascending" with Jean de Rlmanoczy as
soloist, a reception for the conductor
will be held in the Commodore.
The inaugural lecture of the twenty-second session of the Vancouver
Institute will be given on Saturday
evening, at 8.15, in the lecture theatre of the Arts Building at the University of British Columbia. The
speaker is Dr. C. D. Ellis, head of the
Physics Department of the University of London, and the subject
"Radium and Radio-Actlve Substances." The lecture will be Illustrated.
In alternate years the Canadian
Universities Conference arranges for
some distinguished European lecturer
to address audiences In the principal
universities of the Dominion. Dr. Ellis
was selected for this honor ln 1938,
and his lecture on Saturday will be
the first of a series that will occupy
him practically until Christmas.
"Immigration ln Canada" ls the
subject of a debate to be given by
thte Political Club in Arts 100 at
12.30 today. The topic will be discussed between the Socialists and the
As this question Is a pertinent one
in Canada today, a large turnout is
From    Langara    Ave.,    4800   Block.
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Will the person who took a Trench
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last spring and left behind one with
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Spencers' "Essays on Education"
lost. Would finder please return to
Mr. Home's office.
Social Problems Club will hold an
open meeting on Tuesday, October 11,
in Arts 106 at 12.30.
At A.M.S. meeting. A pair of natural coloured leather gloves. Apply at
Publications   Office.
Diamonds, Watches, Personal Gifts
"The motion ls carried." The President of the Alma Mater Society rose,
and led his Council
colleagues from the
Auditorium, and the
Semi-annual Alma
Mater Meeting was
over for another year.
But we cannot allow this meeting
to fade Into the oblivion of weak
memories; we must mention a few
very significant points. There has always been, and for that matter there
always will be, a small but very powerful minority that takes undue delight ln opposing everything. Few
who attended the meeting on Wednesday will realize that there was
present a very strong group well prepared with arguments in favour of a
fee strike.
When the situation first developed
on this Oampus between the students,
the Board of Governors,  and  the  Oovernment   of   British
Columbia, there was
the  glorious   little
minority    that    rose    with    flaming
breath  to suggest that studenU rise
ln protest, and 'strike' while the Iron
was hot. It sounds brave, radical, and
yet  at  the same  time stupid.  Again
at the recent meeting the opposition,
led   by   a   third   year   Artsman,   aon-
sldored  the  time ripe for an organized fee strike.
We cannot but believe that the sole
explanation tor their behavior ls
their incredible Ignorance concerning
the true underlying facts and circumstances behind and surrounding
the present difficult situation. It ls
obvious that the Board of Governors,
even though to all Intents and purposes they are slow, ponderous and
reactionary, have nevertheless tried
to alleviate the situation to the best
of their ability.
It must not be overlooked that they
run  this University 'on a pension', a
pension which is not en-
JUSTICE.     tirely stable. It ls far too
superficial to declaim the
Government of B.C. Just on principle,
—-for Governments are usually criticized on principle and rarely upon
fact—and it is unfair to damn the
Board of Governors because they
have failed to inspire the government
itself to some type of legislation as
regards  the  University  situation.
Let us remember that the Oovernment have offered us more than at
first appeared possible, or probable.
They forced a ruling above the heads
of the University authorities, thereby
removing limitation of registration,
and offered promises for further alleviation of the overcrowding at present rampant on the Campus. It Is
not our belief that this promise was
merely  a   political  gesture.
The next point to realize ls that
Parliament assembles in this Province in a very few weeks. Until the
Legislative Assembly ls in session it
ir impossible for the Oovernment to
alter the annual grant to our institution. Let us hope, and trust, that
the miracle can take place, that a
supplementary budget may be passed
to cover all, or perhaps part, of the
expenditures that are to be undertaken with the funds derived from
the increase ln student fees. There
ls little doubt that the Government
understands that fees are uncomfortably high, particularly ln the Faculty
of Applied Sclenoe.
Should no supplementary budget
for this session be passed, It Is important that we be
prepared to agitate
for a suitable estimate from the Ministry of Finance for
University expenses next year. It ls a
sound and noble piece ot advice that
the Student Campaign Committee
gave us "to remember that when we
leave this Institution there are others
to come after us . . . that we must
think not only of the present but
also of the future." In other words
we must regard the eventual welfare
of this University as our primary
A general meeting of the Film Society was held Tuesday, October 3,
chief question of interest being the
one of payment of fees. Flans were
also made for the first showing of
the season on Ootober 14.
Election of officers was carried on
at this meeting, when Alice Mathers
was elected vice-president and Adam
Reid treasurer. Appointments to
production committee to assist Michael Churchill, elected last spring
were: Dorothy Cummlngs, Anne
Carter, Frank Patch, Jack Dtether,
BUI Matheson, Roy Jackson, Joan
Ashby, Don Buckland, and Bunty
With regard to the payment of
fees this amendment waa made to
the constitution: "That the fees shall
be one dollar per year, payable before the first performance." This
was a raise in fees as these were
formerly fifty cents each term, payable at the beginning of the term.
The first showing of the Society
will be on October 14. In the University auditorium. Title of the picture
Is "Love Parade" starring Jeanette
MacDonald, star of many singing
films, and Maurice Chevalier whom
you will remember as the "frenchl-
fied" comedian of many a picture of
a few years beak. The picture ts
one of the best which Lubltsch has
produced and holds an appeal In the
combination of facts and interpretation of life.
Mickey Mouse, as usual, Is present with his appeal both to Intellectuals and to thoae who are merely looking for a good laugh. This
articular one, entitled "Plane
Crasy," Is in faot the first one In
which he used Mickey Mouse. The
most Interesting feature of this
cartoon is found In the comparison
of It nnd those of today dlth regard   to  technique   of  production.
At u meeting of the Students'
Council held last Monday evening
u new scheme for advertising
meetings of the various clubs was
This plan provides for the division of the squad notice-board Into
sections, one for each club. Under
this idea club members can obtain information concerning meetings without needless searching aa
la the present case.
It is hoped by Counoil that this
Innovation will do away with unnecessary duplication ln advertising.
Seymour and  Dunsmuir
Opp. the Bus Depot
Although the present year may demand sacrifices from us now. It may
herald future prosperity, and development of the University for those
that follow. It may call upon our
idealism, but there is the 'better man'
to be found even in the most profound   of  cynics.
And now for a piece of relaxation.
We have been attacked ln merciless
style by an up-
DUST UNTO DUST, start columnist
named 'Proxy.'
For the benefit of Freshmen, Proxy
ls the man that sits in a perambulator at the top of a column with a
telescope to his eye . . . snooping.
We are not the type to argue over
trifles, nor to defend some of the
many weaknesses ln our own makeup or, perhaps, in our column's makeup, but while glancing over our publication of last Tuesday we noticed
certain Indelicate references to both
ourselves  and   to  our  literary   effort.
Possibly our friend Proxy,—Incidentally, a more unintelligible nom-
de-plume we have yet to encounter,
has apparently felt that my last column was intended to prove that civilization ts on the decline. I do not
deny his accusations, but merely
point out that he ls apparently unable to differentiate between a mite
of wit and a mite of serious logic.
Any human being,—although the title
Proxy hardly suggests such a rational organism—who would be so gullible to take such a 'bite! together with
such a hearty mouthful of the hook
that we so carefully concealed
amongst the tasty bait of nonse-.se,
In without doubt on the verge of
a  neurotic  decline.
The only other explanation that we
can conjure up to our astonished
mind is that poor Proxy has been the
victim of Psychology 1 to 15, and is
consequently a trifle unbalanced.
Perhaps, too. he has found himself
unable to inflict his hideous knowledge upon anybody else who ls in
the position to reply, and has, as a
result, commenced to 'take lt out on
his ill-blessed reading public' . . .
Moral, avoid Psychology 1 to 15.
'I'm getting in thape lor a Sutle Q"
"Thanks, I'll nick lo Sweet Capt."
"The pure** form In which tobacco can he tmohed."
We wish to thank the Students of the U.B.C. for the
support given us last year. To show our appreciation,
on Saturday, October 8, 1938, we are presenting each
Lady Customer with a Corsage and each Gentleman
Customer with  a Buttonhole.
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Report Of The Student
Campaign Committee
The Alma Mater Sooiety
Meeting, Ootober 5, 1038
Mr.    President,    members    of    the
Students'   Council   and   members   of
the   Alma   Mater  Society:
For the Information of the Freshmen and those who are now to the
University the Campaign Committee
was created at a meeting of the Alma
Mater Society held on Wednesday,
January 26, 1038, following the announcement of the Board of Governors on January 24th, that University tees would be increased by $26.00
and that enrollment would be restricted by the enforcement of the
policy  of  limitation.
The Committee was instructed to
oarry on a long-term publicity
campaign to Influence public opinion in favour of this Institution
with the ultimate end of Inducing
tbe Oovernment of this province
to Increase the annual grant and
to construct the necessary buildings
to adequately accommodate tho Increasing attendance at this University.
Realizing the futility of taking
drastic measures to cope with the
problem the meeting of the Alma
Mater Society chose to instruct the
appointed committee to pursue this
plan for which the students were
highly complimented both by the
Press and by private Individuals and
As the campaign progressed the
wisdom of the students' choice became more and more evident to this
Committee. On all aides we were
met with courtesy and respect. We
received complete co-operation from
the Committee of the Board of
Governors and the members of the
Provincial Cabinet. We might say
that to our knowledge at no time
in the history of this University
have the students and Alumni been
so taken Into the confidence ot the
Board of Governors and the Government.
Following a meeting with the Provincial Cabinet on September 2, 1038.
the Campaign Committee was successful ln having limitation removed
along with a declaration from thte
"The   Government   is   quite   pre-
. pared   to   take   responsibility   that
the work of the University shall be
carried    on    at    its    present    high
In that statement lies perhaps the
greatest    victory    of    the    Campaign
Committee,  for  in  assuming  responsibility   for   maintaining   educational
standards    at     the    University,    the
Government gave what we believe ls
tantamount to a promise that buildings would be erected upon the Campus for next year and that the grant
would  be  Increased  for  1939-40.
This Committee, providing capital
loans can be arranged, believes we
will have at least one and possibly
two new buildings for the University
by next year along with an increase
in grant.
Further than that the Oommittee
has been partially responsible for revision of timetables. However, the
changes which were suggested to the
Board by the Campaign Committee
were not accepted and the revisions
which have been put into effect, although alleviating to some extent
congestion In the Arts Faculty, have
not remedied the fundamental defects of the timetable.
The Committee had also been given
definite assurance that there will be
some revision of courses ln 1030-40. .
You have received a complete report of the campaign ln the Campaign issue of the 'Ubyssey' of September 23rd, 1938 which gives you the
The Canadian
Tenth and Sasamat Branoh
"A general bank business
is transacted and accounts
of the faoulty and students
of the University of British
Columbia  are  weloomed. *'
C. R. Myers, Manager
detailed information ln regard to the
The question which interests you
all, namely that of fees, ls one which
we would like to discuss now. The
last request of the Committee to the
Board of Governors to reduce the
fees has been refused.
Since that time a committee has
interviewed the President and two
members of the Board, and have
gone over the budget estimates.
According to the report of that
committee, composed of the Alumni
president and secretary who are
also members of the Campaign
Committee, the Increased Income
derived from the raise In fees Is
urgently needed to operate the University this year.
The money is to be expended upon
items that cannot possibly be put
aside. Many urgent needs have had
to be eliminated from the Board's
estimate, and certain expenditures
that are badly needed have of necessity been completely dropped.
The question that has so often
been asked, "What does the Board
want with the raise in fees?" has
been answered to the satisfaction of
the Campaign Oommittee—the money
is urgently needed. Not only that, the
Board could use a great deal more.
Compared with last year'a budget
there have been no particularly
large Inereases made ln any one direction and if the base figures of last
year's budget be correct and the Increased requisitions of the various
departmental heads be necessary, we
must agree with the Board that the
money ls needed and ls going for a
worthwhile purpose.
Please  do  not   Interpret   this   to
mean  that   this   Committee  agrees
with the Board's polloy for raising
this urgently needed money, or even
condones the spending of It at the
present time—lt does not.
The Committee believes the Board
should  cut  the suit  to  fit  the  cloth
—that   it   should   work   within   the
confines  of  its  budget  and  run   the
University according to the money lt
has from its present income. We do
not agree with the taxing of students
for the purpose of providing facilities
which   cannot   be   provided   by    the
regular revenues of the University.
It is also the opinion of the Campaign Committee that the Board of
Governors    have    not    borne    their
true  responsibility  as legislators  of
the   University.   Instead   of   calling
on   the   students   to   provide   additional facilities it should take upon
Itself   the   responsibility   of   raising
the money privately in the form of
The  University  can never hope  to
grow and to flourish upon the lethargic  policy of  relying  upon  the  Government and the students to expand
and   to   enlarge   this  institution.   We
remain one of the few Universities ln
Canada  that  has  not  been  endowed
and    the  Committee    sincerely   feels
that the Board should awaken to the
true needs and future of the University   and   bring   to   us   large   private
The fact remains that the money
from the fee increase can be advantageously used by the Administration.
The Student Campaign Committee's
request that the Board ask for a supplementary budget from the Government was refused. In view of the
definite possibility of the Oovernment providing new buildings on the
campus this year and the necessity
of an increased grant to maintain
these buildings and to provide Instruction for the additional students
it would be unwise to ask for a supplementary budget now since it might
impair the coming of these much-
needed improvements.
The Committee feels that lt has
done everything so far possible to
have the fees reduced this year. A
month ago there appeared to be no
possibility of avoiding limitation
when suddenly, limitation was removed. If the Committee carries on
a long-term campaign and seizes
upon every opportunity which presents itself lt may yet be possible to
do something about fees.
In other words the Committee
does not feel the 'fee' question is
a hopeless one. If the Committee is
permitted to carry on its work It
may not be successful in averting
the   raise   this  year   but  it   may   be
You have heard formal reports of
the campaign committee's work during the past eight months. . . . Before
commencing a brief informal review
of the situation, I would like, as a
member of the committee, to express
the committee's appreciation of the
work done by your president, Carson
Never in four years of work ln student affairs have I seen a member of
the Alma Mater Society spend so
much time, thought and effort ln
behalf of the student. ... To say that
he has been tireless ln his efforts Is
trite. . . .
Nothing that you can do will repay him for hla work—unless It Is
a sympathetic understanding of tbe
task that he, and the rest of the
committee, Bird, Carey and Disher,
has undertaken. . . .
Throughout the summer the campaign  committee  has   held   frequent
meetings. . . . We have taken advantage of every opportunity to advance
our cause . . . but the first great victory  did  not come  until  September
second   when   Carson,   Ken   Beckett
and myself, In Viotorla, met the provincial cabinet in a one-hour session.
It  was not  the flrst  time  that  the
cabinet had heard our case.
However at that time we presented to tbe members of the government our full story—both for
reduction of fees and for removal
of limitation. . . . We were partially
The government requested the
board of governors to remove limitation, and ln addition made a promise
to be responsible for the maintenance
of the standards at U.B.C. . . .
That promise, we feel, means more
buildings. . . . The Premier ls In the
east at present, and we will meet
with him again when he returns. . . .
Those new buildings would mean the
end of overcrowding for a while. . . .
I want to speak of two or three
matters that have arisen out of the
campaign . . . FIRST. TIMETABLES
. . . revision made, but will not mean
the end of overcrowding . . . merely
a postponement . . . under a plan we
suggested, and which we have every
reason to believe Is workable, this institution would be able to stand a
normal registration Increase until
2700 students were registered . . . and
in addition, there would be no 8.30
lectures. ... As long as the buildings
we have are not being used to full
efficiency there is not overcrowding. . . .
SECOND, FINANCE ... the university's budget has never been made
public . . . that perhaps ls not desirable . . . the only body that has seen
lt In past years has been the board
of governors ... yet our committee
carried enough weight that the budget was shown to two or our members
. . . both Alumni. . . .
Following this, our report ls that
the extra money is needed . . . this
year lt will come from the students
. . . but It would not next year. . . .
We must agree that the governors have been hard pressed . . . but
we do not like the Idea of raising
fees to get over that difficulty. . . .
THIRD,   FEE   STRIKE   .   .   .  there
has been Idle talk of a fee strike . . .
this would not assist our cause ... a
fee strike, like the strike from classes
proposed ln January would only mix
matters up. . . . The campaign committee's    official    statement    to    the
Coeds take particular notice . . . this is an opportunity for all
Mary Ann readers that they should not pass up. . . . Lora Lee's Dress
Shop at 2814 Granville Street announced today that any coed presenting a Mary Ann ad. will receive a one dollar reduction on any
dress of five dollars or over . .f , and the loveliest dresses are waiting
there for you . . . and talking about dresses reminds us of the lovely
Alpha Phi and Fiji story.
It was like this . . . the Fiji was to have his picture taken in
football strip with the aforementioned, but when he found out who
the Alpha Phi was, he went back to the strip room and sat on a bench
and sulked until the coach dragged him out . . . getting back to Lora
Lee . . . when you take in your copy of Mary Ann be sure to look at
the tailored 'sugar and spice' two-piece ensemble which may be obtained in navy or brown with bronze fine pin stripe . . . both are exquisite and chic. . . .
fi fi fi
When you go to the English rugby game on Saturday, you will
want to look your very best . . . gloves . . . yes they are the very thing
for offsetting your fall coat . . . and they are such lovely rich colors
... in fabrics tinted rouge rust which harmonizes with greys .and dark
browns . . . chateau wine, pown green and also the blacks and browns
. . . these very smart accessories are stitched in lighter coloring and have
novel self-covered buttons up the back of the wrist. . . .
If you really have the blues treat yourself to these. . . Maybe if
the senior coed who remarked wistfully that her summer romance
had ended abruptly and her winter one hadn't started yet . . . had had
a pair of these smart gloves she would never have felt so sad. ... If
you see her tell her to slip right down to Phoebe Hosiery Shop, 713
Dunsmuir Street and buy a pair of these smart yet inexpensive . . .
one dollar . . . gloves right now. . .
fi fi fi
With Thanksgiving week-end right around the corner, every
young undergrad will be planning their holiday activities and of
course, golf will be a popular feature . . so Raeson's Budget Shop have
just the thing for walking from hole to bunker ... in either black
or brown, with special air-space sole . . . and comfort . . . there will
be a spring in your walk as you tread on the flexible spring heel and
the price will fit your budget. . . .
The place to obtain your golfing shoes is at 644 Granville Street.
. . . We have just heard from a very quiet Junior who says that school
teaching isn't what is used to be, so she has postponed the wedding bells
for another year. . . . Forgot to mention the price of these golfing
shoes we were telling you about. . . . It's $6.95 and the place is
Raeson's Budget Shop. . . .
fi fi fi
Sophomores, if you tuck yourselves up in one of those fascinating house-coats of cozy flannel or chenille, you will find your studies
looking much more attractive, than if you're trying to get up enthusiasm in your light weight summer negligee.
Popping into the green room for a moment we noticed two young
domestics very much absorbed in their task of 'cleaning up.' We
couldn't understand it so wc asked a seasoned veteran of the drama
why they were so absorbed.  . .  .
And we found that their looks of mutual affection were signs of
a budding romance, both newcomers to Player's Club . . . back to
these comfy robes , . . there is a grand selection for you to choose
from . . . and they arc delightfully tailored at an all budget price
$4.9 5 at Mrs. Paton's Lingerie Shop on South Granville at 2793. . .  .
fi fi fi
Upperclassmen and their insignificant inferiors, here is something for you specially . . . this week-end no doubt, after your
Thanksgiving fowl is finished right down to the last crumb on the
wishbone . . . you will want to pull out your pipe and catch up with
your History 12 reading . . . and you will want to be perfectly comfortable and well-dressed at the same time. , .
This can be achieved only if you arc wearing that smart
heavy silk dressing robe in wine shade with the black collar trim and
matching friar's fringed belt with its note of nonchalance . . . thinking about comfort reminds me of the discomfort of a freshman when
he walked into his room in the Anglican Theological College only to
find two chickens in his bed. . . .
And also the resulting discomfort to his two almost pulpit-
pounders who had to skip chapel the next morning to catch and
return their two feathered friends whom they had borrowed from
the University Farms, without the knowledge of the powers that be
. . . returning to the robes . . . Fred Holmes at 2 84 5 Granville Street
has them for you .  .  . have an enjoyable week-end.  .  .  .
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Trevor   Page's  Orchestra
able to do so at least in some faculties or to some extent, for the next
The Committee wishes to reaffirm
its belief that the problems of accommodation and finance at this
University cannot be settled until all
bodies concerned agree upon:
1. A "Building Plan" which would
set up funds so that the University
would have sufficient money available every two or three years to provide for buildings and their equipment as facilities are required by this
growing institution.
2. A plan whereby the money for
annual operation would be provided
by a minimum annual grant for fixed
costs plus student fees and Government grants on a scale to be determined according to the enrollment to
obviate the recurring Increases ln
fees and difficulties in fixing theI
Government grant to the University.
We must all keep ln mind that
when we leave this institution there
are others to come after us. We must
think not only of the present but of
the future of the University. In other
words the welfare of this institution
must be our first consideration. It
should be remembered  that  the stu-
student body ls . . . pay your fees. . . .
FUTURE . . . hope for buildings
. . . private endowments ... a responsibility for governors or campaign committee? We will take lt if
the governors do not . . . work will
be continued.  .  .  .
We feel that when the legislative
meets  we   will   have  added   opportunity   to   advance   the   ease . .  .
things are not by any means hopeless. . . .
Our committee, composed of undergrads   and   grads,   with   one   goal   ln
view . . . that of Improving the position   of   the   student   body   at   U.B.C.
. . . we are standing against the fee
raise  .  .  .  and we have every confidence ln our ability to have lt taken
off  before   another  year  comes.   .   .   .
dents  of  this  University  have  never
yet commenced a campaign that has
not been completed successfully.
The   responsibility   lies   with   us
now  not   to  do  anything  that  will
impair the reputation of the Alma
Mater  Society   and  of   the   University   of  British   Columbia.   We   are
duty  bound  to  consider those who
are to follow us and to choose that
path which will lead to the growth
and development of this institution.
A trip to Boundary Bay on Saturday, October 15, was set as the opening gambit of the social year of the
Education class at a meeting held
Wednesday under the chairmanship
of President Alex Charters.
Class members with cars available
on that day are reminded to get ln
touch with Don Munro or Lome Kersey.
The Applied Science Reading
Room will be open continuously from
9 to 6 every weekday except Saturday when the hours are 9 to 12.
"The Carnegie Record Set, presented to the University on May 1037,
should be put to a more general use
for the student body," stated Bob
McDougal, a member of the recently
appointed student Carnegie committee. "We would like to have noon-
hour concerts of music appreciation
for all who wish to attend."
So far the records, OSS in all and
worth about $1,500, have been merely
the objects of several lectures on the
various musical phases and general
concert recordings.
The faoulty committee whioh is ln
charge of the reoords, consists of Dr.
W. L. Macdonald, Dr. a. M. Shrum,
Professor Ira Dilworth, Mr. J. Ridington, and Professor P. A. Boving.
Dr. Maodonald gave his approval to
the noon-hour conoert plan. "As
there Is no chair of music here,"
said Dr. Macdonald, "these concerts
would benefit those following a musical career."
However the plan ls as yet ln embryo and needs a lot of student enthusiasm. If the students show
enough interest, there is no reason
why these suggested noon-hour concerts cannot become a reality.
Totems actually will be bigger and
better than ever this year if present
activity ls any indicative.
It seems that all students will be
photographed this year. This radical
departure from tradition is the particular brainstorm of John Garrett,
Totem editor.
Appointments can be made ln the
Publications Office at any time. Sophomores who were not photographed last year must make their appointments soon.
All Juniors are asked to co-operate with Artona by getting this unpleasant task done as soon as possible.
Any students who have had their
pictures taken by Artona recently
may use these.
This ls your cne opportunity of
showing future generations that you
were a student in this hall of learning, take advantage of it!
R. H. Marlow, society photographer, for fine portraits, phone Trin.
Last Wednesday at 3.30 the Aggies
held their annual field day at the
Aggie barns.
To start off the program with a
bang (tn more ways than one), the
boys tried their hand at rolling cans.
Gavin Mouatt showed his supremacy
ln this art, winning by a roll.
The Aggies then tried judging the
dairy herd which consisted of four
docile  looking bovlnes.
Other events were the seed judging, Inspection of the horticultural
exhibits and judging of the  poultry.
The program ended with a ploughing contest. The Aggies showed that
they need a lot of practise In this
line. John Clement won out, however, after a hard struggle with a—
the plough.
Important meeting of publications
staff In the office today at noon.
Marguerite Shoppe
3784 W.  10th At-. B»y. 7978
We again "bid you" for your Social Functions,
Luncheons, Teas, Dinners and Dances! Our
Maitre d'Hotel will offer you the fullest cooperation.
Friday, October 7, 1038
Varsity Ruggers Battle
At Home;  U.B.C. Travels
—orme dier
The one lone reader of the sport
page (yes, there really is one)
charged into Ye Pub yesterday with
fire in his eye and profanity on his
tongue. He had Just read a bit of
the slimiest drivel ever to appear
in the virgin pages of our lily white
rag. He had read last week's "Along
the Mall" by Proxy. He was annoyed.
He was angry. He waa definitely
burned up.  So are we.
Now Mr. Proxy Is a nice feUow
when he la asleep, but that Is no
reason why he should make such
an   aselnlne   attack   on   the   Big
Blook  Club in  general  and  Jaok
Davis   In    particular.    And   then
again, If ha doea want to give vent
to his moronic spleen,  why doesn't he eome out In the open Instead of hiding under the aprons
of a pseudonym? It strikes ua in
thla eoraer that If the gentleman
Insist*  on  leading with his chin.
It  would   be  a  good   Me*  to  tot
people know where to swing.
Alright, now Horatio, just take it
easy. You might claim that this biok-
ering does not fall under the head
of sporta, but when one of the finest
sportsmen on our oampus is slandered by th* pen of a second-rate key
pounder,   it   ia  time  for  every  true
lover of fair play to take down his
musket and polish his quill.
Take for Instance that oraok about
Spud wanting his name in the paper.
Listen, Proxy, has your aduoatlon
been so badly neglected that you
don't know that Jack Davis has had
so much publicity over his executive
ability, athletic prowess and scholastic attainments that one more little
Item wouldn't even be read by this
scienceman who works harder on
Council work alone than most students do ln all subjects combined?
It reaches a pitiful impasse when
some streamlined AU-Amerlcan takes
it upon himself to libel a fellow like
Jack for putting the Big Block Club
on a working basis where lt will
play a more Influential part ln the
life of the campus. And the petty
Jealousy that precocious Proxy displays In belaboring this fine collection of athletes Is somewhat disconcerting to one who haa not before
been acquainted with the microscopic intellectual dimensions of
everybody's darling Proxy.
We could go on for hours, but
before we do, let everybody know
that this little columnist is not going to bat for Davis and his Big
Blockers. Those fellows can take
care of themselves, and besides they
are of the calibre that Just Ignore
such rantlngs aa Proxy perpetrated
last issue. But we are not that big,
and also we are just Irish enough
to relish mortal forensic combat, so
-when somebody waves a red flag
over true sportsmanship and Unl-
cerslty spirit, that is the green light
for some kind of a batlte.
P.S.—Scoop—Proxy Juat won hia
Big Blook for not playing football,
rugby, soccer, baaketball and what
have you.
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Threatened by the invasion of barbarians on two sides, U.B.C. and
Varsity rugby teams have decided to
declare a truce this Saturday ln regard to their civil war feud and will
fight together on two different fronts
for the sake of the University. Varsity battles the high-flying Occasionals at the University Stadium while
the U.B.C.'s mobilise on the eastern
front to attack New Westminster at
Queen's Park.
Varsity's chances against the
Orads which were very good anyway,
were boosted a notch higher at Wednesday's practice by the appearance
of Jim MoCammon. McCammon, a
star on former Varsity teams, has
been absent from the campus for two
yeara but is in first class shape and
will be ready to play against the
Orads tomorrow.
The former weight-thrower replaces Ernie Teagle In the pack, the
latter moving back Into his accustomed plaoe at fullback until Harry
Lumsden recovers from his knee In-
The Varsity seum will also have
a eouple of freshman newcomers In
Evan Davies, laat year's King Oeorge
star serumater and who have been
moved up from the U.B.C.'s.
Howard McPhee Is atlll working
on Saturdays and will be again missing from the three line. However,
reports Indicate the Olympic sprint
ace will be available by the end of
the month.
Varsity—Teagle j Tremblay, College, Robertaon, Leggatt: McPhee,
Langt Harrison, Harmer, MoCammon, Moore, Gardiner, Davies,
Shepherd, Robson.
U.B.C.—Griffin; Mackle, Smith,
HaU, Richards; Lamb, Roblnaon;
Taylor, Billings, Pyle, Bone, Urquhart, Jenkins, and two more to be
The  age-long  feud  of  Thunderbird and Domino has bright prospects  of  ending  up  In  the  nicest
little  love  feaat In  the  history  of
At least that Is the way things are
shaping  up now, and if Alex  Charters and  Maury Van  Vliet  trip  over
to Victoria with their charges on the
10th of this month to open the season    against    the    powerful    Island
squad, all  by-gones will  be  by-gones
and the boys will play for the future
and not for the past.
The first big game on the book for
the basketeers outside of the Victoria invasion is the home-coming
battle on the 22nd against the grads
to  be  held  ln  the  VarBlty  Oym.
The senior "A" men are working
out four times a week now, and
most of the old timers are rounding
Into shape and expect to slap the
league back on its heels when It gets
under way late this month.
By Straight Is taking over the
coaching duties of the Senior "B"
squad, assisted by Bob Scott as manager and Stewie McMorrln as helper. Les Martin Is now assistant
manager of the "A" 's and does he
know his stuff	
Don't look now but this big boy is
none other than the prodigal son of
sports at Varsity. The name Is Henderson, Ralph to some and "Hunk"
to the rest, and he Is now rolling east
with the rest of the Thunderbirds to
beard the Bears and the Huskies In
their prairie dens. Flap 'em down,
Will the person who took the wrong
white oil silk umbrella at the sorority tea on Monday please leave same
at the Publications Office and receive
her own ln exchange.
Students  pass,   please  return   to  J
H.  Whellams,  Arts Letter Rack.
On Tuesday night members of the
Big Block Olub, sometimes referred
to as work-horses, egoists, and Just
plain homely hombres by more refined pressmen, assembled in the Oaf.
for their initial banquet of the term.
Main reason of the meeting was to
form an energetic executive who will
pull the club from its doldrums ot
past seasons. So after a hearty meal
(to swell those bulging muscles) elections took place under the capable
direction of Jack Davis.
Frank  "Colly-locks" Turner, bas-
keteer   de   luxe,   was   unanimously
voted in as president. Joe Rita, ex-
track   manager,   will   pinch-hit  for
Frank    from    the    vice-president's
office, while  Harry Lumsden, English    rugby    star,    will    pull    purse
strings   and   push   pencils   in   the
double role of secretary-treasurer.
The  new chief  briefly  outlined  his
policy ln which it ls hoped to establish  a  better  understanding  between
the   athletic   clubs   on   the   campus
and to produce an active service club
for   athletic   functions.   The   present
incentive   for   which   the   boys   are
working is the Big Block "Alum" dinner before the home-coming game on
Oct. 33. Invitations are being sent far
and wide to all holders of the Block
and   active    members    are  expecting
their older brethren to respond with
the same spirit now being shown on
the campus.
Maury Van Vliet gave a short talk
on   the   activities   of   Lettermen   in
southern  universities  after  which   lt
ls planned to model the B.C. club.
The grand old game of hittlng-a-
looklng-the-rest-of-the-day-for-lt . is
well under way at University these
days as the qualifying round of the
Open Championship is being completed this week.
Sixteen ball blfTers start match
play next week for the University
Cup and the honor of the top club
swinger of the Campus. Qualifying
cards must be ln by Monday. So if
you want to take a crack at climbing
the throne held down last year by
Wild Balderston, now a graduate.
HUM 11 HI HI 11 Ml I HIM
Athletic insurance now
available in Oounoil Office.
Those who paid one saw-
buck are not protected, and
all players in Football,
Rugby and Soccer must
carry insurance.
Rugby Coach A. B. Carey has
announced that a big practice for
freshman rugby players will take
plaoe today noon on the upper
practice  pitch.
A freshman team composed entirely of first year men will be
chosen to represent the University
In the second division of the Vancouver Rugby Union. As the turnouts so far have not been very
enthusiastic here is a good chance
for new fellows to get out and
have  a  chanoe to  play.
The Intra-mural sporta waa given
one of the worst turnouts In recent
years    when    the    flrat    scheduled
game,  voUeyball,  received a send-
off that waa not worthy of hard
working Maury Van Vllet, nor of
any of the faculties involved.
Teams scheduled to play Wednesday, Oct. S, were Science '40 vs. Arts
'40.   The   latter   forfeited   the   game
when   Insufficient  players  appeared.
Arts   '80   vs   Science   '89   was   also
billed—neither game took place due
to   players   again    not   turning   up.
Third  on the schedule was Arts '43
taking   on   the   Aggies;   this   was   a
real let down for here waa two freshman teams and when they repeated
the turnouts of other teams It certainly showed a lack of Varsity spirit
for  which  University  of  B.C.  is  so
In order to put the respective
teams on their feet, which certainly
have slipped, there will be a meeting in Maury Van Vliet's office of
all class representatives a week Monday, October 17. It ts very urgent
that all heads attend aa your co-operation is needed. Schedules have
been posted in the gymnasium and
the entire year's program will be
discussed in detail.
Unless freshmen teams can show
that they have It in them to display
a little more class spirit they will
soon find that as far as Intra-mural
•ports are conoerned they are going
to end up on the wrong end of the
final point sheet. Again tt must be
stressed that 'whether the class reps,
themselves turn up or not It Is still
Important that the players themselves be there.
So let's see an 100% turnout
every Wedneaday and Friday at
13.80 at the gymnasium at which
time the volleyball will be played
according to schedule.
However, here's something to
make you rugger enthusiasts take
notice. A snappy trophy has been
donated by a faculty member—the
name Is anonymous. But here ls
something that's really worth trying
for. With rugby reportedly going on
the intra-mural schedule here Is a
chance for one of the teams to win
a great honor—that of being the
first to have their name Inscribed on
the trophy. So we will be seeing you
at the next intra-mural—remember
freshmen  and  others—100%.
&Ac>colate !BcJi
There's no keeping Arts '40 down.
With two wins registered this week,
they're 'well away to keeping that
'ol mural mug for another .year
These Juniors white washed the
"superior" (?) seniors ln volley-ball
Monday, and on Tuesday squeezed a
win out of the sophs.
Amid all this festivity, there's a
sad sad note: The freshettes' had
nary a team on the floor either dayl
Tsk tsk, and last year's frosh were
runners-up in the mural race! Such
a beginning, greenles!
The sophs won their volleyball
game by default and the following
day, as neither Education, Aggies, or
Nurses put ln appearances, they all
registered  a nice big goose egg.
Games scheduled for Tuesday are:
Basketball for Frosh vs. Seniors, and
Education vs. Sophs. There will be
a period for beginners' practice at
11.30  the   same   day.
Surprise   announcement   by   the
Track Club of He decision to pass-
up the Western Intercollegiate Meet
at Edmonton   Oet.   IS,   waa made
yesterday   noon   following   a   club
meeting in the gym.
According to Manager Sam Wolfe,
it was decided to shelve the idea of
travelling this month In favor of the
possibility    of    holding    meets    with
Universities    across    the    line    next
spring. At present there ls a strong
probability that meets will be staged
with   the   University   of  Washington,
College of Puget Sound, and the University of Idaho.
Although the boys and Maury Van
Vllet, track coach, had no grave fears
concerning the showing of the Coast
representatives ln the Alberta meet,
lt was pointed out that they could
whip themselves into better shape
than they are at present, and consequently it would be foolhardy to expend all the available shekels on a
Jaunt which would only accommodate
five members of their rapidly-growing club.
On Wednesday afternoon with a
large turnout of participants the
annual track meet got under way
and was climaxed by such new athletes as Campbell 'Williams and
Fournler. Scott and Ward De Beck
lived up to their reputations when
they copped  their respective events.
Here are the final results:
100-yd. dash—Williams, Robinson,
Fournler—10%  _ecs.
200-yd. dash—Williams, Robinson,
Brown—33%  sec.
440-yd. dash—Scott, Alexander—
00.9 sec.
880-yd. dash—Soott, Alexander, Affleck, Teedham—3 mine. 8 sees.
Mile—Ward De Beck, AfTleck—4
mine. 46 sees.
High Jump—Fournler, Lucas, Murray—0 ft. 9 Ins.
Discus—Fournler,   Murray—108   ft.
Shot-Put—Murray—40 ft. 3H ins.
Broad Jump — Fournler, Lucas,
Robinson—31 ft.  M> Ins.
With prospects of a new slipway
and an up-to-date shell, oarsmen are
looking forward to the meet with
Washington at the end of the month.
There ls still plenty of room for
would-be-oarsmen. Turn out Saturday and watch quad notice boards
for ere  wllne-ups and  schedules.
Forty thousand students yelled
themselves hoarse last night as the
Thunderbirds of the gridiron rumbled
out of the C.P.R. station en route for
the conquest of the prairie football
This ls the largest sendoff on record of any team ln history and the
Varsity students set some kind of a
record in turning out in such large
numbers to give their heroes a real
royal  get-away.
Good   luck   boys  and   bring   home
the  silverware  In  carloads. |
Arts '39. Class meeting, Arts 100,
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 12.30. Very important.
Charlie Hltchens" Varsity soccerites help knock the lid off the Vancouver and District League cauldron
Saturday by journeying to West
Vancouver to take on the Merchants
of that thriving little metropolis.
It should be noted here and now
that the Ambleside lads are no
slouches. In fact, they are probably
favorites to finish on top of the
league   this   season.
Characteristic Varsity optimism,
however, cares not a rap for such
disturbing necessities as favorites,
end according to Norman Free, soccer manager, the Hitchensmen are
set to kick the daylights out of the
dope bucket.
Definite announcement of the
starting lineup has not yet been
made, but a few shrewd pieces of
detective work and several Inevitable gueses enable the Ubyssey to
give a fairly accurate Idea of who
will be doing or dying for the Blue
and Oold cause.
To begin with, Its a fairly safe
bet that Erm Fiorillo, last year's
custodian, will be guarding the nets,
and that Alan Croll and "Mis" Mluu-
hara will form the defensive duo.
Jim Robinson, Jack Rush and
freshman Fred Sasaki look fairly
sure of half spots, but Spencer Wallace may have something to say
about this. If the ex-South Burnaby-
ite does crash the ha' back circle, it
ls likely that the hustling Jim Robinson  will  take  over as  Inside-right.
Other forwards who hope to be
firing 'em ln from the front base
of operations are Rod McMillan,
Doug. Todd, Ben Herd, and Charlie
Lost in Arts 100 or In Caf, a black
fountain pen with name P. Runkle
engraved upon lt. Please return to
Mr. Home's office.
Seymour 4484
1037    WEST    PENDER    STREET


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