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VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1945
Studenfs
Entire '45-'46
AMS Council
• POSITIONS for all nine Student Council are filled as complete results of yesterday's elections are announced.
Leaders of the Alma Mater Society for the session of 1945-46 are
Allan Ainsworth, President, Garry
Miller, Treasurer, Nancy Pitman,
Women's Undergraduate Society,
Mary Ann Norton, Women's Athletic Association, Ole Bakken,
Men's Athletic Association, Sidney
Flavelle, Secretary, Hugh McLeod,
Men's Undergraduate Society, Ted
Kirkpatrick, Junior Member, Fred
Lipsett, Literary and Scientific Executive.
COWED COUNCIL
ANSWERS UPUB"
CHALLENGE
•   COUNCIL has finally given  In and set a date for
the Infamous Pub-Council basketball game.
It wlU be basketball, that Is,
providing our lord and master
Thoth does not become swayed
by too many grass hockey clubs
at the CouncU meeting Monday.
The date will probably be
during ISS week, possibly
Thursday.
Tentative Pub lineup Includes
basketballers Luke Moyls, Pete
McGeer, Byron Straight, Laurie
Dyer, Fred Cromble, and Don
Stainsby, while the Council '
boasts only George Rush as a
regular basketball star.
"I Walk Alone"
Wail Oregon Coeds
SPECIAL TO THE UBYSSEY
• EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 22-Coeds
at   the   University   of  Oregon
here were warned this week by
the dean of women that no women
are to walk on the campus alone
at night. Coeda must travel at
least in pairs, or else walk alone
at their own risk.
No further explanation was given, but campus rumours indicate
the problem is serious.
* FROM UBC classrooms to cockpits is the story of two
University of British Columbia graduates pictured here
in the office of a bomber. They are Flight Commander R. G.
Motherwell, 2539 West 33rd Avenue, Vancouver, and LAW
Helen Woodcroft, Education Section Assistant, who is from
2426 Windsor Road, Oak Bay, Victoria.
CAMPUS BLOOD DONOR
DRIVE ENDS THIS WEEK
• THE BLOOD drive on the campus closes this week as
far as UBC blood drive officials are concerned. All students have now been personally contacted and have had a
chance to sign donation slips.
The downtown clinic reports «__^__^___^^___^_—__
students are keeping their diets
and their appointments. As most
students ore new to the Clinic few
are turned down. Consistent donors often find the period between
donations too short to build up
a nsw haemoglobin supply.
Those who have been turned
down are in the main under age.
Students must be at least eigh*>
teen.
If you have signed up but have
not yet been called you can expect a notice before March 8.
Mrs. Samford, downtown drive
official, says to UBC studsnts,
"Keep up the good work, UBC is
doing fine."
BLACK CAT
RECALLS APRIL
EXAM GHOSTS
• WHO SAYS university students aren't superstitious?
You do? Then why did the
black member of the feline
species which invaded Brock
lounge yesterday morning
cause so much commotion?
Yesterday morning the Brock
played host to the usual number of loafers when this Stygian character dropped In on the
scene, doing her best to be
friendly towards the world, but
she seemed as welcome as a
skunk ln n beauty salon.
Wastrels immediately b e •
thought themselves of approaching examinations and
straightway upset chairs,
lounges and bystandlng professors In their mad dash to escape thc path of the amiable
little feline.
Red Cross Ball
Chorus Crashes
Silver Screen
• UBC's COED Snowball chorus
will hit the screen. A cameraman from the National Film
Board photographed the girls at
Shaughnessy Military Hospital
Monday night as they entertained
wounded servicemen.
The girls have appeared at Ab-
botsford and will soon leave for
Boundary Bay to present their
show to airmen at that station.
Loud cheers from RCAF boys at
Abbotsford prove that it is not
only UBC students who appreciate the leg art in the Snowball
chorus. Many of them felt the
native coming out In them when
they   saw   that   sultry   Arabian
number.
When UBC students entertained
the wounded men at Shaughnessy, the auditorium was filled with
rows of white hospital beds. Patients happily beat time to the
smooth rhythm of Joe MicelH's
Western   Air   Command band.
Harry Pitts, Booty Hebb, Patsy
Chenoweth and Sally Panton put
lots of oomph into their version
of Memphis Blues which they
sang with the band.
One blushing blond convalescent will have something to write
home about. Chosen for sultan in
the Arabian Night chorus, he reclined bashfully on soft cushions
while two of the harem competed
for his attention.
The movies taken Monday night
are expected tc>apear in a rehabilitation short which will tour
Canada and England.
No. 52
Grads Present
New Piano
For Auditorium
•THE GRADUATION class plans
to give a piano for the Auditorium as its graduation gift. This
tentative plan was arrived at in a
meeting held Tuesday.
Other plans under consideration
at various times were the construction of a side-walk to the
Brock, and air-conditioning of the
Brock. Both of these proved too
costly.
Further subdivision of fee-collection was made at the meeting. In
charge of collection for Applied
Science is Bob Olsen, Commerce
Pat Cunningham, and Agriculture,
Norm Willis.
Graduating    students    mutt
pay their fees as soon as possible,  announced  Alan  Eyre,
treasurer of the Grad Class.
Punishments for non-payment of
fees started this week.  The AMS
has agreed to withhold gowns and
graduating booklet from those who
have neglected to pay their fees.
Fees may be paid to any member
of the graduating executive: President, Jack Hetherington; secretary,
Tnelma Behnsen; Joan Fischer;
Pat Cunningham, (Commerce); Bob
Olsen,, (Applied Science); Norm
Willis, (Agriculture); and Bruce
Burnett.
Phratereans Hold
Tea February 28
• MEMBERS of Phrateres and
club sponsors will be entertained by the Alpha Chapter of
Phrateres at a tea Sunday, February 29.
A layette which is being donated to the Skeena Chapter of the
I.O.D.E., will be displayed.
Dr. Hallamore, Miss C. S. Black,
Miss Julia van Gorder and Miss
Pat Mayne have been asked to
pour tea.
The tea will be held at the home
of Mrs. W. B. Rowlings of 6638
Marguerite St.
JUNIOR-SENIOR
CLASS PARTY
HELD TONIGHT
•   THE   JUNIOR • SENIOR
Arts Informal will be held '
at the Commodore tonight. Free
tickets are still being distributed to third and fourth year
Arts students at the Quad box
office.
Ole Olson and his band will
play from 9 until 1. refreshments will be served.
All other students wishing to
attend must pay S1.25 per ticket. Tickets are on sale at the
AMS office.
REVISION BOARD
VIEWS NEW PLANS;
MEETS SATURDAY
*   ED LAMBE, Don Brown and Ron Grantham presented
a full outline of their plan for student organization at
the Wednesday open meeting of the Student Government
Revision Board.
Chairman Jim Wilson briefly reviewed the main points of a plan
submitted by Alec Cowie. Its outstanding feature was a Treasury
Committee headed by and directly
responsible to the treasurer of the
AMS. An Assistant Treasurer,
elected at large, would take care
of the more routine business of
financial matters. A third year student, he would really act as secretary of this Committee.
Representatives from LSE, MAA,
WAA, and the Undergraduate Societies, together with one honourary member, preferably a Commerce professor, would constitute
the members of this Treasury Committee.
Tae difference between this plan
and the Minority Report is that
Undergraduate Men's Representative and Undergraduate Women's
Representative are more responsible to the committee composed of
faculty presidents, though they are
still elected at large.
CouncU   as   a   functionary
body has been stressed both by
students who have presented
briefs and actual members of
the Revision Board.
From 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning
for several hours, the Student Government Revision Board will meet
to begin the coordination of all
their material.  From this meeting
it is expected that a statement will
be issued.
OUTLINE PLAN
An outline of the Lambe, Brown,
Grantham plan follows:
A council composed of nine
members: President, Secretary,
Treasurer, LSE Representative,
Men's Athletic Representative, Women's Athletic Representative, Undergraduate Men's Representative,
Undergraduate Women's Representative, Junior Member, and the
Editor-in-Chief (ex-officio).
The Board, which is to meet four
times a year, is composed of: Major
Clubs of the LSE UO); 2 representatives of the MAA, and 2 of WAA;
Faculty representatives, (7), com- ,
posed of the following: Arts, Ag-.
gie, Science, Commerce, Home Ec,
Nursing, Pre-Med, Class Representatives, CURMA and Phrateres; Committee Chairmen of the
WAC; Senior Editors of The Ubyssey, (3); IFC (1); and Pan-Hell,
(1).
Campus organizations represented on Council are:
Major and Minor LSE, through
Major LSE on Board to president
of LSE on Council; Men's and
W o m e n's Athletic Associations
through their representatives on
the Board to Council representative; Phrateres, CURMA, Women's
Activities, Undergraduate Societies
(Faculty and class), through faculty representation on Board to
Men's and Women's Undergraduate Representatives on Council;
War Aid Council; Publications
Board, through Senior Editors on
Board to Editor-in-Chief on Council; Fraternities and Sororities
through IFC and Pan-Hell representatives on Board.
King Cupid
Capers At WUS
Coed March I
• CUPID WILL take a bow at
the WUS "Cupid's Capers" coed next Thursday.
King cupid who will be selected
after intensive search, from among
thc ranks of Varsity men will be
the main attraction at the coed
which will be held Thursday,
March 1, in the lounge of the
Brock Building from 9 to 1.
Cupid will appear during fhe
middle of the dance and shoot •
golden arrow at whom he considers to be the most romantic
couple. They will be feted aeeord-
ingly.
Red and white decorations and
programs have been planned to
blend In with the valentine theme
and will form a suitable background for mysterious King Cupid.
Tickets for the dance are on sal*
from members of the WUS executive and are priced at tlJO per
couple.
UBC Committee
Announces 3
Student Awards
• THREE NEW student awards
not listed in the calendar have
been announced by the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries, and two el
them will be awarded for the first
time this spring. The third has
been revised and will also be
awarded.
Students are asked to note the
date by which applications must
be filed.
Applications for the News Herald
award must be filed by March 3L
Cominco Fellowship applications
by March 15, and applications far
the Edwin Waterhouse Scholarship
on the last day of exams.
Kurth To Discuss
Music At Institute
• VANCOUVER       INSTITUTB
will hold its usual Saturday
night lecture this Saturday, February 24, at 8.15 in Arts 100 at the
University of British Columbia.
Burton Lowell Kurth, Chief Supervisor of Music ln the Vancouver schools, will be the speaker
for this night
Mr. Kurth will discuss "Types
of Approach to Music Apreda-
tion."
"Colorful Character" Bob Nickells
Retires from Poster Painting Work
• BOB NICKELLS is a quiet
fellow whom one could see at
almost any time (that is, until
the end of last week) gently, but
expertly manipulating a paint
brush on a piece of cardboard
down in the Rainbow Room in the
basement of the Brock Hall,
time. It is in the South basement
of the Brock Hall.
BACK TO BOB
But in all justice we must get
back to Bob. It is not so much
a sense of duty, although that enters into it, it is a genuine liking
for the fellow.
At the end  of last week, Bob
announced his intention of putting
himself   on   the   inactive   list   of
members of the Mamooks club.
Every person on the campus
who has come in contact with
him In his business of making
posters, felt that the Mamooks
had lost Its best poster artist
and   that   the   campus   as   a
whole had lost a little of Us
brightness and appeal.
Those students who do not know
Bob personally at least know about
his work.
They have seen all of the colorful posters advertising "The Gondoliers" which have adorned the
campus for the past two or three
weeks.
They have seen dozens of posters, bearing his name, which have
appeared at very frequent intervals
for the past two academic years.
At more than one time, people
have described the signs and posters that he has done as "works of
art"—they were right.
No one admired  and respected
him as a club member more than
the Mamook president, Ron Gran- '
tham.
The Rainbow Room, it might be
explained here, is the den of colored iniquity the Mamooks club
members inhabit in their spare
COLORFUL CHARACTER
When the subject of Bob Nickells  comes   up,  it  takes but  the
slightest provocation to get Ron to
air his views. "Bob is one of the
most reliable men we've got" he
has said on many occasions. "I
phone him up at midnight to ask
him to do a poster immediately
ond by noon the next morning the
paint is dry on it."
Ron has great praise for the efficient job of handling Mamooks
supplies which Bob has done.
But other people who know him,
think of him in other ways. Some
know him as an orchestra leader
in Victoria, his home town.
Others know him as a first-
rate piano player and the leader of the Varsity Band which
folded ln the early part of this
year.   These people know him
also for the piano playing in
the   Radio   Society's   musical
program last year.
Bob is working under the pressure of a 21 unit course in Chemistry   and   it   is   amazing    how
he has kept up with this, work, let
alone  his vast  amount  of extracurricular work.
We all remember Bob Nickells or
lemember of his service to the
Alma Mater Society. Our hats are
off to him. EDITORIAL PAGE
. . . THE UBYSSEY . . .
FEBRUARY 22,1945
The Old Cure-all
Council rationalized itself into a new
Discipline Committee last Monday night.
They added the president of the Men's Athletic Association and the president of the
Literary and Scientific Executive to the
committee. Students bow in awe at the wisdom of the move.
With one simple little minute—two additions to the code—all the difficulties of the
Discipline Committee, the lack of action, the
lack of prestige, the prejudice, interfaculty
strife, are solved completely and finally.
There will be no more trouble. Discipline is
assured. Les Raphael scores again.
The Ubyssey is inclined to sit back and
chuckle at Council as they bring forth their
usual cure-all for student government. They
have only one remedy for any illness in
government machinery: the addition of more
council members.
We treat it lightly* because the question
has been similar to a small farce, and no
matter whether the old committee had been
re-established or the new one set up, discipline would still have been the same on
this campus.
Have we any assurance that our council-loaded committee will work any better
than the old committee? It might and it
might not, depending upon the calibre of its
executive, which attribute governed the activities of the old committee.
The real problem is not eliminating faculty prejudice on the committee, but achieving a committee that will do its work. We
maintain that the committee has not functioned the past two years because of its reluctant executive. We also point out that
faculty discipline is not the only disciplining
function of the committee.
N In effect, council has decided that it is
impossible to bring faculties into student
government as responsible organizations.
They have treated them as naughty little in-
corrigibles. Faculty spirit, which we would
all like to see develop into a UBC spirit
with a subdued faculty spirit, is given the
go ihead signal to start the shooting.
Students can see that this is actually
the fast word
•   SO, GENTLE READERS, Mr. Blunden
has stuck his neck out again.
Women in business he
says, have a "biased and personal attitude" and carry on
"undeclared war" in their
own little no man's land.
That's the trouble with
men. They are so concerned
about their own well-being
that every chilled cup of
restaurant coffee served by
a waitress who is probably
overworked anyway, trying
to support her husband, every imagined
slight by a receptionist who is acting under
orders from her boss, because unfortunately it is still a man's world—are regarded as
an insult by the average man. He then
soothes his bruised ego by rationalizing,
therefore, that women are of course unfitted
for the business world.
THEM'S FIGHTING WORDS
And it would be well, Mr. Blunden, to'
distinguish between women who want to
work and women who have to work, I personally would never want to earn my living
serving food to the type of man who would
glower at me if I were too busy to serve
him immediately and who would immediately stomp home, snatch the cover off his
typewriter, and write a smug column entitled "Women in business" or "The undeclared third world war". I would prefer to
let him eat his own words.
And as far as waitresses are concerned,
from my Cambie Street lunch-counter days
I have observed that each customer, male
or female, is regarded merely as a dim
shapeless form who has to be served food
in a hurry to make room for the people who
are inevitably waiting. If one customer receives preference over another it is most
certainly not because he is better looking
than anyone else but probably because he
realizes that, no matter whether it is a man's
or woman's world, courtesy helps to oil the
wheels of industry. And nine times out of
ten that courteous customer is a woman.
As far as the toothpaste ad characters
who are, and here I quote a man "lucky
enough te have a left ear like Van Johnson's", getting all the breaks from business
women in comparison to the ordinary man,
may I repeat again that it is courtesy and
consideration which win laurels from the
women. As a matter of fact, the real inside
a case of general AMS policy. The Ubyssey's
opinion is that the faculties on this campus
should be brought into student government.
Faculties, which pull a good deal of weight
in campus affairs, should be active in the
co-ordinating of these affairs. After all, it's
one university, not four.
Faculty representatives on the Discipline Committee provided a means for the
solution of student problems by those who
create the problems. A good chairman and
a good secretary, both of whom are members
of council, can convince them of their duties
to the Alma Mater Society. It has been done
in the past.
The trouble has been that sometimes the
Discipline Committee is not aware of its responsibilities through lack of attention from
council. They have not been informed. Once
informed they act according to the constitution. This was proven after the n6w-famous
fire hose incident. Council does away with
this problem by putting "well-informed"
council members on the committee. They
could have, solved this problem also by telling our recently decadent MUS presidents
to get their feet off their desks and get to
work.
Council's action is not harmful to the
committee, and it might do some good. But
council has overlapped student government
unnecessarily. They have put more work on
the shoulders of certain members of council,
who do enough as it is, because other members have dodged their responsibilities. They
have denied students an impartial appeal
from decisions of the Discipline Committee.
Four members of the committee are also
members of council. Now there will be only
five members of council to review the facts
with open minds.
Council has pushed faculties out of
participation in student affairs with a resounding slap on the face.
It seems to us that our student government committee could very well investigate
the present organization of council. Or maybe co'uncil members should take stock of
themselves.
• • • •
by Mar dee Dundas
dope is that businesswomen regard handsome men with suspicion—and well they
might.
Now let us talk about businessmen.
WHO GETS THE BLAME?
Some businessmen do good deeds to no
one and blapie their bad dispositions on
either stomach ulcers or their wives, who
would probably even be happier serving
food in restaurants to impatient men who
afterwards leap to typewriters and tear off
nasty articles telling them how much happier they would be in the home.
he businessmen who do bestow favors,
and we might as well come around to that
too, usually bestow them on blue-eyed
blondes. When a man hires a secretary does
he hire one with a public librarian expression on her face?  No.
It is also charged that when there are
two momen together in an office the storm
signals go up and office efficiency goes down.
NO VALENTINES
Women in business are smart enough to
realize that a little bit of friendly rivalry
keeps boredom and the installment collector
away. Also, do business executives send
valentines to each other as a token of their
esteem? Most certainly not. They rush
home to their wives, who as one man so
mistakenly put it, "will fall .over themselves
trying to get back into the home, after the
emancipation of women is finally realized,"
and complain bitterly about their co-workers
and the injustice of the business world.
The tired woman, who has had a day
coping with the petty grievances of people
like Fuller brushmen, milkmen, and grocers
then persuades her husband not to leave his
job, and avoids another crisis in the business
world.
Of course men graciously concede that
some women are successful, and by way of
rationalization assume that any woman who
is successful is really not, a woman at all
but a "woman in man's clothing". The English department informs us that the Germans, because they admired Shakespeare,
concluded therefore that he was a German.
Men haven't all the good qualities..
LAST WORD AGAIN
As for you, Mr. Blunden, you would
probably be much happier if you stayed
away from restaurants and cooked your
own meals. You would probably nho be
underset.
LETTER TO
THE EDITOR
Feb. 19, 1945.
Dear Mr. Editor:
Am I seeing things or am I just
naturally cross-eyed?
Since when did last Saturday
become Nov. 17? I picked up the
Saturday edition of the Ubyssey
and lo and behold! There staring
me in tha face was Saturday, November 17 on the heading. I only
wish it were November and I
could start all over again on my
studies. Please don't give me falsa
hopes like that. I know I'm a daze
perpetually but not that bad a
one, I hope.
Sincerely,
A Ubyssey Reader.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Buck up, dear
reader. We were engaging In
wistful dreams, also. But do remember:  Life Can be Beautiful.
• last
laughs
By I LAFFED WUNCE
• IF THE University of Saskatchewan's 'Sheaf' represents the university, (and we suppose it does), they apparently are
relatives of UBC's Engineers. For
Instance:
The baby's molten mamma;
She's a cutie warm and sweet.
And when she's full -of liquor,
I call her my canned heat!
»   •   •   «
• AH,   SHADES   of   midterms!
All over Canada during this
month studes are worrying over
their books. These bright characters have just got one off their
chests, and the aftermath went
like this:
"Do you think you passed?"
"Well, 'you see, it was like
this. ..."
"Shake.  Neither did I!"
• •   •   •
• SASKATCHEWAN  got   away
with it. ... I wonder? . . .
Colonel: "Now men, I want you
all to look upon each other as
brothers In this regiment and upon me as your father. Do you
understand?
Sophomore Cadet:  Yes, Dad.
• •   •   •
• ARTSMEN may not know all
there is to know about engineering, but this one certainly knew
enough to get by.
Archie: What shape is a kiss?
Sally: I dunno.
Archie: Well, gimme one, and
we'll call it square.
• *   •   *
• QUEEN'S   UNIVERSITY   also
has  Engineers.   Queen's   also
knows what's what concerning
Engineers.
Little Boy: Mom, do they have
bridges In Heaven?
Mother: No, dear, It takes Engineers to build bridges.
See what we mean?
• •   *   •
• WARNING to all UBC sportsmen. Take your romance in small
portions.
McGregor: This love business
gives me a pain in the neck.
Coach: Maybe you're too athletic about it,
• *   »   *
• WE THOUGHT it time to expose all those femes who come
out to Varsity with only one object In their eyes: to get a man.
Sparks: .Will your people be
surprised when you graduate?
Cokie: No, they've been expecting it for several years.
India's Education
Shows Marked Rise
• LAHORE-(UP) - More than
80,000 students will take spring
examinations at Lahore's Punjab
University this year, according to
the registrar. A tremendous increase in candidates for matriculation has resulted from improved economic conditions in rural
areas, and also from the large
number of openings In government service due to the war, the
registrar said.
Teepee Shortage
Solved By Army
• FORT WAYNE, Ind. (UP) -
SJSgt. Samuel Morris, a full-
blooded Indian stationed at Troop
Carrier Command Air Base, Baer
Field, got married recently to an
Indian girl at his ancestral home,
so his buddies decided to help
him solve the housing shortage.
Under the "apartments, wanted"
columns in the local papers, they
inserted the following ad, "Tepee,
suitable for two, with hot and cold
running water," ancT had the bill
for the ad sent to the sergeant.
'Edison Leads the Way9
Claims Manufacturer
• NEW YORK, Feb. 22—(UP)—Thomas A. Edison, who
was born 80 years ago, once said that genius was one per
cent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration—and that definition of genius still holds true today, according to one of his
contemporaries and admirers.
"Edison was right," George E.
Folk, adviser for the National Association of Manufacturers, said
today in paying tribute to the
"wizard of«electricity," who was
born February 11, 1847.
"Inventions are the product of
genius only if we Consider genius the infinite capacity for taking
pains," Mr. Folk said. "Most inventions are the result of step-by-
step progress over a long period
of time and Edison knew this better than almost anyone else."
RESULT-RADIO
Mr. Folk, who was general patent attorney for the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. for
more than 20 years and author of
the book, "Patents and Industrial
Progress," called attention to the
fact that the modern radio industry was born as a result of the
"perspiration and infinite pains"
of Lee DeForest and others on
the 'Edison effect."
This "Edison effect," he said,
"today is recognized as the first
observation of electronics on
which all radio, television and radar apparatus are based."
Edison observed the electronic
mystery in experimenting within-
candescent electric lamps, Mr.
Folk pointed out, but it took 20
years of experimentation to develop it into the Invention of De-
Forest's first radio tube. As further modern evidence ot the truth
in Edison's statement that genius,
insofar as invention is concerned
at least, depends on hard work,
Mr. Folk cited several of the
greatest inventions of recent decades.
33,000 TESTS ON 'GAS*
"High-octane gasoline, one of
the secrets of success of American
aircraft, is the result of 30 years
of research," he said. "More than
33,000 separate compounds were
tried before the right one was
NYLON STORY
"Nylon came into being only
after a team of 230 chemists and
engineers perspired for many
months perfecting a basic idea
discovered."
which William Hume Carothers
had developed over a period of
eight years.
"The first television patents
were granted more than 20 years
ago, and scientists, inventors snd
engineers have been perspiring
over the idea ever since, bringing
it closer to prfection.
"Today's    successful    synthetic
rubber is an outgrowth of experiments started during World War
I.
PATIENCE ESSENTIAL
"Flashes of genius are rare, but
almost all great Inventions are the
result of patient experimentation."
The United States has led the
world in industrial progress, Mr.
Folk asserted, "because it has rewarded such experimentation by
granting patent protection. Edison
was the world's most prolific inventor, and more patents were
granted to him than have ever
been granted to anyone else."
Cupid Takes Bow
In Seattle Project
O SEATTLE (UP)—When housing authorities opened the Michigan St. dormitories for girl
workers in Seattle, little did they
know the project would be a stomping ground for Cupid.
' For across the street, conveniently for all concerned, live students at Boeing Aircraft Co's Superfortress school. Numerous couples from the two projects have
tripped to the altar since the dormitory opened a year ago.
The dormitory's 500 residents
represent every state in the Union.
LOST
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registration card and valuables.
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Crown Street, ALma 0538 Y.
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A pair of green angora mittens.
Finder please phone BAy. 8831R.
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THE UBYSSEY, FEBRUARY 22, 1945 — Page Three
• TIPPING THE TIP-OFF—Redheaded "Jake" Stevenson
seems to have this jump all over Bruce Yorke as the two
Chiefs go up for the ball in a practice game in the Varsity
Gym. Tonight the UBC quintet will be fighting a do-or-die
battle against Higbies in the fourth game of the Inter A
finals. Tip-off time is 8 o'clock.
_•_» the gospel...
according to LUKE MOYLS
HOOP JOYS AND WOES
* TUESDAY NIGHT was a big night for Varsity hoopers
down at King Edward gym what with the Thunderbugs
walking off with the Memorial Cup. Unfortunately, the
Chiefs had a little trouble in their third scramble with
Higbies for the Inter A title as they dropped a close decision.
Unfortunately, too, there are a lot of fans who still aren't
straight on this year's playoff setup. And it's a cinch the
Chiefs don't know what it's all about.
Better the Chiefs should be renamed the Goats, for that's
what they are, in local hoop circles. 'Twould be all right if
the UBC quintet had a strong line which could mow down
the opposition, but since they are so evenly-matched with
Higbies and Lauries, they are being made the victims of the
neatest squeeze play ever witnessed in local basketball playdowns.
That Murky Playoff Setup
It would take a mastermind to explain the playoff setup
for this season, but here's a stab at an explanation.
Since the Chiefs and Higbies, two Intermediate A teams,
were taken under the wing of the Senior A league,this year,
the Senior A basketball officials decided to allow these two
teams to also take part in Senior A playoffs.
The first round, the semi-finals, will be completed by the
time you receive this edition of the Ubyssey, the Thunderbirds having swamped Higbies in the first game and taking
the second by default while the Chiefs and Lauries battled
it out the full three games.
We've Still Got The 'Birds
First game of the finals for the Senior A City Championship is slated for 8:30 at the Varsity Gym on this Saturday
night.
Meanwhile, the minor divisions of the Vancouver and
District Basketball Association must also declare an Intermediate A Champion and so we find the UBC Chiefs and
Higbies battling it out for this crown at the same time.
Consequently, the Chiefs have to crowd three straight
games in this week because of the bungling of league officials
who did not bother to arrange a commodious playoff schedule
in which the two separate playdowns would not clash.
However, although the Chiefs may be knocked out of
both finals as a result of this poor arrangement, Varsity students still have the mighty Thunderbirds to stand by in the
City Championships.
UBC Chiefs Go Down To Higbies
By LAURIE DYER
• VARSITY'S BLUE AND GOLD will not be denied the
privilege of having some hoop silverware to show off
after this season's play. Tuesday night at the King Ed gym,
Varsity's Inter B Thunderbugs walked off the floor with the
Memorial Cup under their arm as they defeated Vancouver
College 44-30 in the one sudden-death final for the trophy.
The Inter A Chiefs were not quite so fortunate, however,
dropping a heartbreaker to Higbies in the dying seconds of
the game after making a fighting comeback. The final score
was 34-32, and the win puts the Miltonmen one game up in
the best-of-five finals for the Inter A laurels, having taken
two of the three games played so far.
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CHIEFS BATTLE
TOUGH INTER A
FIGHT TONIGHT
O ITS DO OR die (or the UBC
Chiefs tonight when they meet
Ted Milton's Inter A Higbie crew
In the fourth game of the Intermediate A finals. A win for Higbies will give them the series for
they have now won two games to
the Chiefs' one.
Higbies took the first game two
weeks ago today, but the Chiefs
evened the series at one game each
a week ago Tuesday. Then, ln
Tuesday's game the Miltonmen
managed to eke out their second
victory by a slim two points.
Game tune Is 8 o'clock, and the
place Is the King Edward Oym at
11th and Oak.
Varsity Ski Club
Holds Tourney
For Planksters
«
• UBC SKIERS picked a nice
bright day last Sunday to hold
their annual ski tournament. A
goodly crowd of spectators and
contestants were there for the big
event. The snow was slightly
crusty but as the sun came out, it
became soft on top and made skiing better,
Although the snow was good
down as far as the Meadows, lt
began to get Icy and crusty
again towards Whistler's Pass.
. There were two casualties during the day and many broken
skis were carried home.
The prizes were awarded to
the winners at the VOC cabin
after the tournament.
The affair was a downhill race
on Dam Mountain for the boys and
the girls of A Class.  The B Class
girls went from the Snowpost to
the Meadows, approximately one-
half the full course. Here are the
times:
"A" CLASS
1. Bill Howard 1:11
2. Arne Teasdale' 1:20.5
3. Walt Roots  1:21
4. Gerry Lockhart 1:26
5. Fred Roots   *..' 1:32
6. Al  Bluechel   1:46
7. John MacBride  2:02
8. Jim Kilburn  2:26
9. Al White  >. 2:52
10. John Hicks  3:53
"B" CLASS
1. A. Leslie  2:05
2. Roy Hooley  2.43
3. John Andrews ...- 2:48
4. Pat Fowler 2:58.5
5. Bob Christie   3:07
6. Bill Nickolson  3:39.5
7. Harvey Parliament  3:56
8. Earnie Rhodes  5:31
9. Phil Olson  5:45.5
"C" CLASS
1. Paul Chutter    3:54
2. Ken Wate  7:48
(Sprained Ankle)
3. I. Edwards ?
4. John McLennan   ?
GIRLS "A" CLASS
1. June Bluechel 3:58
2. June Lake 4:13
GIRLS "B" CLASS
1. Joan Stevens  1:03
2. W. Watson  1:07
3. C. Anderson  1:08
4. A. Baxter  ..... 1:15
5. M. Hodgson  1:29
6. J. Rennie  1:41
7. S.  Weir   2:31
8. Louise Irwin  2:42
9. J. Elley  ♦ 2:53
10. I.   Grunberg    2:54
11. R. Woodman   4:59
12. J. Clearibue  16:02
LOST
A  purse  was  left  on   a  table,
Tuesday.  See Ted.
close ball, Higbies Inter B squad
took the measure ot a quintet of
Chiliiwack Inter A's to the tune of
41-39 in overtime. Bill Randall
scored the winning basket in the
hard-fought curtain-raiser.
REA SPARKLES
The 'Bugs played a steady game
throughout the feature tilt and
were never seriously threatened
by the Fighting Irish of Vancouver
College. They held their lead from
the first quarter.
Dave   Rea   played   a   great
game for the Students. He netted eight points for the UBC
cause while setting up plays
for many more counters.  Bill
McLeod played his usual smart
game, -coming through for 10
markers. He was followed by
Doug Davidson with eight.
Although   he   only   scored   sue
points, Jack Hough was one of the
hardest working men on the floor.
Jack  was  after  every  loose ball
and got his share ot the rebounds
in spite of his size.
CHIEFS DISGUSTED
Brain behind the team is Pete
McGeer, to whom a great deal of
the credit must go. Pete worked
his players into one of the finest
squads of the loop, and the Thun-
derbugs are noted for the smart
teamwork. The scores verify this,
for every man on the club hit the
hoop for at least two points.
It was a very disgusted bunch of
Chiefs that left the floor after the
nightcap, having lost a 34-32 count
in the dying seconds of a strenuous tiff. The breaks just didn't
come their way.
The Chiefs had the right idea
when they went in at the beginning of the game to score the
f'rst basket of the tilt. Five minutes later after a series of fouls
called fast and furious by Messrs.
Leach and Henderson, their spirit
was broken, and the score stood at
10-3 for the Higbiemen.
DRIVING FINISH
Temper gave way to determination as the Students kept in the
game. Down four points at the
beginning of the last quarter, they
began a terrific drive which tied
the score with three minutes to
go.
With twenty seconds remaining,
the Chiefs scored a basket to make
the count 33-32. Big Herb Capozzi
got mixed up with Bob Burtwell in »
the play and this resulted in a
double foul. As it was the fifth
foul for each of these men, Ian
Blake came in for the Chiefs but
missed his shot while Hugh Ryan
who replaced Burtwell sank his, to
end the scoring with three seconds
left in playing time.
INTERMEDIATE B
VARSITY - Rae 8, Lade 3, Griffiths 2, Wright 5, Henderson 2,
Hough 6, McLeod 10, Davidson 8.
Total 44.
VAN. COLLEGE - Mulhern 9,
Paris, Bain 2, Grey, Reagan 2,
Brewer 3, Cox, Walsh 11, Murphy,
Fitzpatrick 3. Total 30.
INTERMEDIATE A
UBC CHIEFS — Stevenson 7,
Fenn, Swanson, Haas 4, Blake,
Yorke 8, Bossons 5, Capozzi 8,
Cowan.  Total 32.
HIGBIES — Holden 3, Ross,
Letham 14, Hake, Ryan 3, Mitchell,
Durtwell 3, Lynn 11, Malone. Total
Navy Recruit Leads
As 'Tenderfoot'
• FARRAGUT, Ida. (UP)-One
of the routine questions always asked recruits at the Navy's
"boot camp" here concerns the
highest rank of leadership the inductee has held. One enterprising
18-year-old sailor answered, "Tenderfoot in the Boy Scouts." '
French Club Holds
Meeting Friday
• NEXT meeting of the French
Club  will  take  place  Friday,
February 23, at the home of Dr.
A. F. B. Clark, 5037 Maple Street,
at 8 o'clock.
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
VARSITY, OARSMEN
MEET IN RUGBY TILT
VARSITY TAKES the field a-
gainst Vancouver Rowing Club
on Saturday at Brockton Point and
will be heavily favored to retain
the Tisdall Cup for anothet year.
If they are successful, this will be
the third trophy won by the University of British Columbia this
season. UBC, now in second place
in the standings, has a chance to
tic for the championship if they
cop their tilt with Ex-Britannia
while the leaders lose.
The Varsity fifteen is in great
shape so they should show up well
against the Clubbers. In their last
Beantown Boys
Seek Playdown
Berth Tonight
• IN TONIGHTS only N.H.L.
game, the fourth place Boston
Bruins will have a very good
chance to cinch themselves the
fourth and last playoff spot. The
Rossmen invade Chicago to play
the lowly Chihawks.
With a little more than a month
left in the current schedule, the
Montreal Canadiens are all but
mathematically winners of the
1944-45 season. Along with the
Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings* and
Toronto Maple Leafs are assured
of a spot In the coming Stanley
Cup playoffs.
Montreal's dynamic forward line
of Richard, Lach and Blake are
still piling up points in the individual scoring race. With Rocket
Richard on his way to an all-tune
scoring record, linemate Elmer
Lach is threatening the assist record. The record now stands at
forty-nine assists, this was set last
season by Clint Smith of the Chicago Black Hawks. Lach needs
four more assists to tie this count,
and with ten games yet to play lt
is quite evident that he will make
it.
LOST      v
If the blankety-blank individual
who took a COTC wedge cap from
the sports desk in the Ubyssey offices Wednesday noon does not return same by Friday noon, there
will be hell to pay.
contest, the Rowers decisively
whipped the Ex-Brits and will
therefore still have a minute
chance if the mighty Varsity
squad, which has yet to lose its
first game, fails to cop the decision.
The games were originally scheduled for Varsity Stadium but were
transferred to Brockton Point owing to the fact that three big struggles will take place in the Stadium
in the next few weeks.
The   flnal   McKechnie   Cup
battle  of  the  current  season
will take place on March S,
with the Thunderbirds entertaining the Vancouver Reps In
the Stadium. This tilt will be
preceded by a return match between UBC Blue Devils, the
University's second team, and
Victoria's   College   All-Stars.
With a Vancouver referee calling the plays, the Thunderbirds
should be able to show Just
how good they really are.
On the following week there will
be a game to decide the winner of
the Roundsfell Cup, between Varsity,   winners   of   the   Vancouver
League and Victoria Naval College,
winners of the Island circuit.
The way the rugger situation is
shaping up at the present time, it
looks as if the University will enjoy its most successful season in
the history of sport on the campus.
Varsity XI To Play
Farmers Saturday
• VARSITY and Coquitlam provide the V. & D. Soccer attraction on the upper field of the
campus Saturday afternoon kicking off at 2.30. Both teams are
tied in the league standings and
the last time they met, they played to a 2-all draw. This is the
first home game for Varsity since
Christmas and the boys will be
out there to put on another fine
exhibition of how the game should
be played.
Jazz Society Holds
Jam Session Today
• A SECOND jam session of the
year is to be held in the Brock
stage room today at noon. Members and their friends only are Invited.
1. Print* Edward td
2. North Dakota	
3. New Mexico——
4. South Dakota	
5. Florida 	
6. Wyoming...
7. Varmont 	
8. MaaiaehuMtti	
9. Colorado __.
JO. Nebraska -
11. Naw Hampshire—
12. Rhode Island.
13. Minnesota	
M. Oklahoma	
1$. New Jersey
IS. Kantai	
17. Iowa	
18. Connecticut...
19. Mississippi..
20. Navada	
21. Wisconsin	
22. Taxas 	
23. Dalawara....-	
24. Virgin/a  .
25. Indiana 	
26. Missouri...- __
27. Illinois .-	
28. Kentucky	
29. Naw York
30. Albarta	
31   Mains
32.  Michigan 	
33   Louisiana ........
94. Arizona..
35. Georgia..
36. Ohio...  .....
37 California 	
38 Nova Scotia	
39 Maryland f> DC.
40 Pannsylvania	
41 Idaho	
42. N. & S. Carolina..
49   Utah	
44. Wast Virginia 	
45. Oregon _
46. Saskatchewan	
47. Naw Brunswick	
48. Arkansas	
49. Alabama _....
50. Montana „	
51   Washington	
52.  Tennessee	
■ 53. BRITISH COLUMBIA
54. Manitoba	
55. Ontario ...
56. Quebec	
Average Cost of Electricity
in Canada and United States
(Cftnte ner Kilowatt Hour
Sold Its 1942)
Not*. —The average rovrnuee Indicated are for all eyateme—public
and private.
Canada ■■■■ United StateeeBJeaa
4.07
WITH RETURN OF PEACE
B.C. Electric planners will set in
operation a $50,000,000 program
for improvements of services
which will be a source of encouragement to industry and
stimulant, to prosperity.
MANY people assume that
because the B.C. Electric
Is a privately owned utility,
its power is expensive,
but such is not the case.
Throughout the past 48
years the coat of electric
service supplied by the B.C..
Electric haa been steadily
reduced until today it is
offered at a new all-time low.
A survey by James Wilson,
resident of the Shawinigan
ater & Power Company,
in the Montreal Gazette,
of electric power utility
systems—public and private
—shows that British C.o|.
umhia rates arc lower than
those of any state in the
Union and only slightly
higher than those of Quebec,
Ontario and Manitoba, due
mainly to the mountainous
nature of thc country here.
It is the policy of the B.C.
Electric to supply power to
the communities it serves at
lowest rates consistent with
sound management.
4<ifa***
1-2-48 THE UBYSSEY, FEBRUARY 22, 1945 — Page Four
Italian Educator
Writes To
UBC President
• "HAVINO survived, after cruel trials, a period of mistakes
and delusions, Italy has found a-
gain In keeping with her past, the
paths of liberty and honor," writes
Piero CulamandreJ, president' of
the University of Florence in a
letter to Dr. Norman MacKenzie.
The story behind this letter began at a dinner at Canadian Headquarters in Florence held In honor of members of the faculty of
Florence. Their host was a young
Canadian officer, Brigadier William Murphy, UBC graduate. He
planned the dinner as a slight repayment to the president of the
University of Florence for conducting a series of culture and history
courses of Italy for army personnel.
During the dinner Brigadier
Murphy conveyed to the president of the University greetings
and best wishes from the Presi-
« dent of the University of British
Columbia. A few days ago, Dr.
MacKenzie received a letter from
President Piero CulamandreJ.
"There exists between the Italian people and the peoples of the
whole free world a common heritage of humanistic culture and
Ideals, of which the universities
can be the most authorltive custodians," stated president Oilman
drej. He also said that he hoped
there would be cultural relations
and friendly understanding between the peoples of Canada and
Italy after the war.
The president concluded his letter with the following statement,
"Canada—a great free country ln
which the highest characteristics
of two great civilizations, the American and the European, meet and
blend in a remarkable manner."
Stanford Hears
Canadian
Culture Talk
SPECIAL TO THE UBYSSEY
• PALO ALTO, Feb. 22-Stu-
dents of Stanford University
here heard a special program on
Canadian culture, music and racial
groups at the regular Tuesday
Evening Series this week.
World explorer Mrs. Laura Bolton showed a film recording the
activities of Canada's many races—
Acadians, French-Canadians, Scots
from Nova Scotia, Indians from
the land of the Totem Poles, Uk-
ranlans of Manitoba, prairie Poles,
and Eskimos of the Arctic.
Through the medium of records
and color films, Mrs. Bolton captured the folk songs and customs
that make up Canada's melting
pot. The music she recorded ranged from the songs of the French-
Canadians to the reindeer drums
of Eskimos in the Arctic wastelands.
PEEPER'S PAPER
by PEEPER
—oy Jack Thomas
OH, ITS EASY. ONE OF THE RETURNED SERVICEMEN TAUGHT ME!
UBC Revises
Cominco Grant
Fellowship
• CONSOLIDATED Mining and
Smelting Company ef Canada
will offer this year their annual
$750 fellowship award for research
related to non-ferrous metals, fertilizers, and chemicals.
An additional amount, not to
exceed |450 dollars will be available for special equipment and
supplies.
The fellowship is open to graduates in the Faculty of Arts and
Science, Applied Science, er Agriculture, of this or any other approved university provided that in
the Faculty of Arts their undergraduate work has been in fhe
field of sciences.
Topic of research will be chosen
after consultation with the Deans
of Faculties and the donors. Copies
of the full terms of award, which
must be read by all applicants,
may be obtained at the Registrar'?
office.
The award will be made by the
Senate on the recommendation of
the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries.
Applications for the Cominco fellowship should be submitted to the
Registrar not later than March IS.
NOTICE
Will the person who picked up
the pair of brown kid gloves at
the 'Gondoliers' please return them
to P. Pleming at PAc. 7311.
British Flier Uses
Tea to Avoid Crash
• LONDON, Feb. 22-(UP)-A
flask of tea probably saved the
lives of the crew of an RAF Wellington transport plane in danger
of a crash landing ln the Middle
East, according to the Air Mon-
istry News Service.
Flying Officer E. F. Riddell of
Hinckley, Leicester, was bringing
the plane in for a landing when
he found he was unable to lower
the undercarriage because of a
shortage of hydraulic fluid in the
reservoir. He poured some of the
tea into the reservoir and the increased pressure provided was just
sufficient to lower the undercarriage for a normal landing.
Gl's Visit Friend's
Home in Germany
• FALLIS CITY, Neb., Feb. 2SV-
(UP)— Alfred Schuetz, a native of Strasburg, literally celebrated "old home week" recently.
Eight American soldiers, friends
of Schueltz, wrote him that they
had slept In the house in which
he was born, and reported that his
sister, brother-in-law, and niece
nnd nephew were alive and well.
The soldiers reproted the house
undamaged in the recent Allied
bombardment.
Bostonians Foil
U.S. Bureaucracy
•   BOSTON, Feb. 22-(UP)-The
Massachusetts   Federation   of
Taxpayers Associations, which had
scheduled it 13th annual meeting
Jpr February, wasn't stumped for
long when the federal ban on conventions was announced. The group
merely  cancelled  the  convention,
but announced the speeches would
be broadcast by radio on the day
scheduled for  the meeting.
Monro Pre-Meds
Get Club Pins
• MONRO Pre-Med students may
now obtain club pins. They
are much like the old Arts' pin
except that in place of "Tuum
Est" the words "Pre-Med" are
printed. A gleaming skull and
crossbones replaces the Arts band.
The hundred and fifty pins arrived Saturday and are selling
rapidly. Aspiring medicos may
obtain pins In the AMS.
•   I had not been at our table
in    Underbill's    for    above
an hour on Thursday last when
young Westmoreland came briskly up and demanded the loan of
ten dollars. I gladly gave it to
him whereupon he introduced me
to a young friend of his, one Roar,
io Spar, a naval sub-lieutenant
from Cornwallis. These two had
been together at Ridley College
and no sooner had they sat down
than they began to recall past adventures and formulate plans for
a grand debauchery on the coming
weekend—plans which made me
from time to time stare fixedly at
young Darcy in an attempt to impress upon him the need for some
moderation. My efforts were of
no avail, so I immediately decided
upon a visit to my solicitor for
the purpose of arranging sufficient money to put up as bail for
the two reprobates should the
need arise. I had no doubt but
that it would.
I have often observed that there
is nothing which causes such a stir
among the feminine section at
Underbill's than the appearance of
a commissioned naval officer.
When young Spar entered there
was a momentary hush followed by
renewed and excited chatter. It
might have stopped at that, but
instead something occurred which
put me in all ill humor for several
days. I am sure that If I recount
the story to you, you will concede
that my disgust was fully warranted. After some few minutes conversation young Spar arose and
declared that he was afflicted with
a damnable thirst, and would like
some beer. Jim Steadfast was
quick to Inform him that it waa
impossible to buy a tankard of ale
Sightless Girl
Inspects Gun
Parts in Plant
O   HOUSTON, Tex.   (UP)-The
skillful, sensitive hands of  a
26-year-old blind girl, Miss Mary
Lee Chambers, are now working
for the United States Army in the
government inspection department
of a Houston war plant which
manufactures gun mounts and
shell fuses.
Capt. George G. McDonald, head
of the Houston regional office of
the St. Louis Ordnance District,
said, "it was a lucky day for the
Army" when she and "Miss Betty," her faithful Seeing Eye dog
companion, walked into the personnel office and asked for a job.
, Miss Chambers, enthusiastic
about the work "which puts her
side by side with a brother lnthe
Navy and another In the Seabees,"
measures spare parts for machine-
gun mounts with unerring accuracy. Also passing through her
hands are shell fuses, designed to
set off explosives among the enemy on worldwide battlefronts.
Full responsibility for perfection
in these parts lies with the blind
inspector and her fellow workers.
And Miss Chambers' fellow workers report that her fingers immediately discover minute imperfections which might escape visual
inspection.
Each morning, with "Miss Betty" as her sole companion, the girl
makes the trip from home to the
plant. Because of a keen Interest
In clothes, she can't resist putting
a bright flower in her hair to liven
up the work slacks and shirt outfit.
As for post-war plans, Miss
Chambers has decided on a shop
of her own, but she intends to
stay with the Army as long as
she's needed and hopes to maintain her "no absences" record for
the duration.
BOMBER BARELY BEATS 'BOUNDER'
• SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC (Delayed)—A "race to
end all races" was held here recently by two Navy officers. One
ran, the other piloted a medium
bomber.
The bomber won by a fraction
of a second.
It all began when Lt. Chester
Ruffin, of Moorehead, Miss., a
former track star at Perkinston,
Miss., Junior College, declared he
could beat a Ventura medium
bomber in a race of no more than
100 yards. Lt. Comdr. Elwyn L.
Chrlstman, of 3724% Park Boulevard, San Diego, Cal., accepted
the challenge.
Although Lt. Ruffln led most of
the way, the plane caught up and
crossed the line 35 feet ahead of
its rival. The bomber's time was
9.7 seconds, Lt. Ruffin's 9.95 seconds.
Noon Concert
Features Greig
•   A SYMPHONY   concert   will
feature Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor in the Men's Smoker on Friday at 12.30.
Included in the program will be
the Russian Easter Overture by
Rimski-Korsakoff.
from Underhill, whereupon Spar
broke into a long and sustained
series of oaths ,in which peroration he was heartily joined by
young Westmoreland. He finally
decided he would compromise
with a soft drink and to that end
he strode toward the fountain,
immediately I noted an agitation
at some of the tables occasioned
by a considerable display of fern-
mine coquetry. As the young
man advanced to the front, one
hussy who was knitting upon a
sock threw the ball of wool in his
direction, so that as he stooped to
pick it up, and began to wind the
yarn upon it, he was forced to advance slowly towards her. This
gave the wench an opportunity to
play the flapper's part to great
advantage, and there followed a
disgraceful display of glances and
mock blushes, and upon my soul I
detected even a wink! However,
her stratagems failed miserably,
and when she became fully convinced of this she lighted a cigarette and puffed furiously upon
it, obviously in a great rage.
The event recalled to me a similar happening which I witnessed
some months ago. I noticed one
fine day last autumn the excellent
James Mitchell Esq., proctor of
the Brock lounge, (a man of substance and solid parts), setting out
to take the sun in his glossy blue
habit. He had not proceeded far
when the door of Miss Moore s
Seminary was thrown open, and
a group of young ladies in gymnasium dress ran out giggling and
laughing. They no sooner saw the
excellent and dignified man ln
question than they fell upon him
(thinking he was an enselgn),
and smothered him with kisses.
Three horsy fellows in red sweaters, who were loitering about at
that moment, opened tbair great
mouths and bellowed, all the
while jostling and showing each
other, and falling against themselves In mirth. It was indeed a
poor display. For my part, the
whole disgraceful performance
caused me great pern, although I
do not quite know why, far the
gentleman who had, In my mind,
suffered from the attack, retired
from the scene in high spirits and
Indeed was said to have gone
whistling about his work for* several days.
I have given this whole matter
considerable thought and I am
afraid I must conclude that Underbill's Is fast becoming, if indeed it has not always been, 'a
vast matrimonial mart. Who has
not seen the webs being spun,
the traps being set, in that dim
subterranean hunting-ground? I
have observed that although one
wench might tear another's eyes
out over some loutish fellow, they
are all agreed that as many possible trophies as can be recruited
should be lured into the place. Although they are fierce combatants In the field, they are all
agreed on this basic rule of the
game.
Because this is the case I am at
present preparing a number of
placards, the purpose ot which
will be to warn in a few cogent
sentences any man who ls likely
to proceed into Underhill'i. They
shall be posted on tha doors of
entry, just as the notices describing the activities of confidence men
are posted in prominent places on
the premises of hotels, railroad
stations, and other public buildings.
Shopping    with Mary Ann
• SMART, SMOOTH, and sumptuous are the fashion foundation garments to be found at the
B. M. Clarke stores. A perfect
treasure chest of perfect foundation solutions can be discovered at
B. M. Clarke's and coeds who
know their figures, both mathematically for budget balancing, and
otherwise, had better take tune
off from their studies and whip
down to one of the stores immediately ... A blonde and a brunette Gamma Phi and their Psi U
• THERE IS nothing so helpful
in aiding a coed in achieving
that glamorous feeling on that big
night than to slip into a swish fur
coat. If that fur coat has come
from the New York Fur Company
at 797 West Georgia, the coed may
be doubly certain that the coat
will be glamorous, and long wearing, too. Every coat that comes
from the New York Fur Company
is guaranteed to be of the most
excellent quality and wearability.
escorts who attended a Psi U formal caused a mild furore when
they didn't arrive at their respective residences until 9 in the
morning. Eyebrows were lowered
when it was discovered that the
four were stranded at the corner
of Oak and Granville with genuine car trouble for many long
weary hours. . . . Well, anyway,
don't forget that the B. M. Clarke
stores are wise in the ways of
women's clothing.
•   •   •
... It would seem that some fraternities carry this 'secret society'
business too far. One rushee has
been rushed by one fraternity for
several weeks now and still he
doesn't know what fraternity it
is. And to make the matter even
more hopeless, he is too bashful
to ask them who they are. . . ,
For really durable and beautiful
furs at a moderate price, the New
York Fur is the choice of all wise
coeds.
•   •  e  *
• YOU MAY not wear glass
slippers like Cinderella but
you'll be just as happy in a pair
of sling pumps being featured currently on Rae-Son's Clever Floor
at a clever $5.95. You're prince
will not walk out at the stroke of
midnight either if you invest in a
pair of these beau-catching shoes
which come in brown and black
and are  fabrlcked In suede   and
gabardine . . . That dashing Christmas bouncee previously referred
to ln this column has dashed right
back to the Gamma Phi table
much to the delight of the black-
haired Junior. . . . Undoubtedly
her new black suede sling pumps
had somethnig to do with it. So,
girls, if you want dashing Christmas bounsees at your feet, buy
shoes at Rae-Son's.
Music from Varsity
On CJOR Tonight
• RADIO SOCIETY will present
this evening Teno Genis, talented Musical Society violinist who
will be featured on the fifteenth
"Music from Varsity program of
the current series. Accompanist
will be Miss Audrey Hoag. The
show is written and produced by
Bill Watts and will be announced
by Don McDougall.
Selections to be played are:
(1) Entr'Acte Gavotte from
Mignon — Ambrolse Tohmas;
(2) Traumeria — Robert Schu-
man; (3) Hornpipe Number 3
of "Three Pieces" — Harry
Purcell; (4) Toselli's "Serenade"; (5) Vivaldi—Concerto in
A Minor — Presto arranged by
Natchez.
Program time is 10:35 P.M. over
CJOR—immediately following the
10:30 newscast.
NOTICE
Members of thc Home Economics
Club will meet in Arts 204, Friday,
February 23.
DAWSON CLUB
LEAVES FOR
BRITANNIA
• THIS MORNING thirty members of the G. M. Dawson club
embarked on  a  three-day field
to Britannia Beach to Inspect the
mine  and mill of   the   Britannia
Mining and Smelting Co.
Each year the club, composed of
mining, metallurgy, and geology
students, takes a trip to some
plant or mine which will be of
interest to the members. The trip
this year was arranged through
the courtesy of Mr. r'red Lipsey,
manager of the Britannia Mining
and Smelting Company.
Visit Better Than
Medical Attention
• SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UP) -
"Thiii is worth a million dollars of medical attention," were
the words of Pvt. Eugene Bark-
owski when he saw his childhood
playmate, PFC. Jack Petersen,
walk Into the Army hospital ward
in Paris where Barkowskl was
recovering from shrapnel wounds.
Petersen had just recovered from
pneumonia.

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