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The Ubyssey Nov 13, 1942

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*    .i
No. IS
Co+eds Preview Collegiate Fashions
WUS Presents All
Types Of Women's
Clothes Tomorrow
An Editorial
DiQuiet Please!
*   THE WEEK-END sees the presentation of the Christmas plays before students, faculty members, and the
The event   wiU   be   the   WUS ■
Fashion Show, which is to be held
in the main lounge of Brock Hail,
at 3 p.m. tomorrow, November
11 Mary Mulvin, Marg Gardiner,
Joyce Orchard and Daphne Ryan
are the able directors of the affair, the proceeds of which wUl
be donated to the Ambulance
Fund. ,
The clothes to be modelled are
being lent to the Women's Under-
graduate-Society by the foUowlng
stores: Harpers, Willards, Plants,
Carol Anne, the "Bay" Sweet
Sixteen, Petite Shop, New York
Fur, Traer and Dickie, and Lydia
Doreen Dougan wiU act as
EUsha Frostrup and Meryle
Shields, aa weU a splanning tp
model, themselves, have trained*
the following girls, who wiU act
as mannequins m the Fashion
Show: June Reid, Barbara Ora.
ham, Dorothea Fairlelgh, Ruth
Parnum, SaUy Pantos, Maxine
Johnston, Betty Walton, Pat
Meredith, Daphne Henderson,
Honoree Young, Trudy Livingstone, Mona Quebec, Anne Ben-
net, Dora Bailey, Ruth Killam,
Jean Carol Lee, Royden McCon-
•chle, Peggy Ryan, Barbara Mcpherson, and Bunny Arm.
The tickets, which cost thirty-
five cents each, are now on sale
on the campus, and wUl also be
sold at the door on Saturday afternoon.
Second Wed.
Radio Show
• THE SECOND of the
Musical Society radio
broadcasts fathered by the
UBC Radio Society, went
the air last Wednesday evening, November 11, with a
half-hour of solos by Mus
Soc members, cornet solos
and duets, and a tribute to
the memory of the fallen of
World War I.
Newcomers to radio were featured, with Frances McLean, Irene
Kennedy and John Fish featured
in solo vocals. Yvonne Robinson
reminded the listeners of those who
fell "In Flanders Field, backed
by an ensemble arrangement of
the grand old Empire Song, "Land
of Hope and Glory." Next week's
CJOR Musical Society show is already for rehearsal for Wednesday evening, 10:00 o'clock.
Last Saturday's Radio Society
"Varsity Time" program aired
over CKWX on Saturday, was the
farewell appearance of one of the
Club's hardest-working member?.
For the last time, Bob Wilson
ended the UBC quarter-hour with
his cheery "Good-night from
UBC" for Bob was one of the
members of the COTC who leave
this week for officer training with
the Active Army. Bob handled
the production duties of the Potlatch Special—the now notorious
"Shooting of Dan McGrew"—two
weeks ago, and although there ls
a possibility of presenting the Yukon epic for the airmen at Se^
Island, Wilson's direction will be
As usual, CKWX will carry
this week's "Varsity Time" broad-
cast, at 6:15 p.m., Saturday. Eric
Ajello is handling script for the
Red Cross
the War Aid Council's
Ambulance Drive a Red
Cross ambulance completely
equipped and manned by
women of the Red Cross was
displayed on the campus
The Varsity Band under the direction of Mr. Arthur Delamont
played on the MaU during the
inspection of the ambulance by
the students. BUI Mercer, president of the LSE, spoke briefly-to
the students on the purpose of thj
drive, outlining the plan to buy
three ambulances.
The ambulance on display "was
completely equipped including
air-conditioning, and contained blankets, stretchers, respirators ,and a first-aid kit
Each ambulance has a crew of
four, the driver, assistant driver,
and two nurses. These ladles art
aU volunteers.
Accompanying the ambulance
Tuesday were Mrs. H. T. Minch-
in, second in command of tho
Vancouver detachment; Miss V.
Ings, second in command of the
Transport Corps; Sergeant-Major
K. Gordon, and Miss D. Rowan,
emergency ARP officer.
These women were some of the
original members of the B.C. Women's Service Corps which was
formed in 1939, the first of its.
kind in Canada. This corps wished to remain intact and carry out
any duties desired, but In 1941 it
was taken over by the Red Cross.
Members of each division of the
Red Cross ambulance can be recognized by the color of their ties.
The Transport Corps wears red.
the Nurses, * blue; the Commissariat, maroon; clerical, green
and   Headqarters,   dark   blue.
'Most Lovely
GirV Draws
Lucky Ticket
• THE MOST beautiful
girl attending the Victory
Dance to be held at the
Brock on Saturday night will
draw the lucky raffle ticket,"
stated Bill Mercer, War Aid
Council representative in
charge of the affair.
"However, beautiful or not,
everyone should attend the dance
as proceeds go to the "Ambulance
For Christmas" fund," he added.
Raffle tickets for the man's
and woman's suit or overcoat
donated by Tip Top Tailors wiU
be sold during the first part of
the dance which will commence
at eight-thirty. Members of various campus organlza*<ons wUl be
in charge of sales. The draw wiU
take place at eleven o'clock. Tickets for the raffle are also on
sale today in the caf.
Fred HoVIngswortMs orchestra
wUl supply the music. Complimentary tickets to the dance are
being given to members of the
Army grid team which is to play
the Thunderbirds on Saturday afternoon.
According to Rod Morris, President of the AMS, a
system of staggered lectures at 8:30 will be given s trial soon,
in an attempt to clear up the tratisportation congestion.
Every morning the B. C. Electric buses groan under
the steadily increasing loads of students riding out to Varsity.
At 10th and Sasamat from 8 to 8:30 a.m. large crowds are
forced to fight to get onto the buses and as the bus drivers,
noted for their ability to pack the machines, have to set a
limit somewhere, it means that many people are late for
lectures. *
The faculty has agreed to alter their lecture hours
so that some of the students may get out a little earlier •
without having to hang around, waiting for things to start,
when they get here.
The plan is roughly as follows: Some of the larger
8:30 classes, probably the freshman sessions will start at 8:10
and will continue to 9:30. As there is usually four hours a
week in these classes one afternoon period will be dropped.
The first twenty minutes will be used for study of lectures.
The other classes will take up at 9:30 as usual.
The plan is a good one as it will mean that the traffic
load is spread out over a far longer period while it will only
make a twenty minute difference to the student.
There is one hitch. The students coming to the later
session will have to be extremely quiet when they are in
the halls. If they make a great deal of noise then it will be
impossible to conduct the other lectures, and the plan will
fall through.
Just why anyone would want to make any noise at
8:30 in the morning is beyond us, but apparently there are
some gay spirits, who are not impressed by the fact that the
rest of the students are wishing they were back in bed and
are In no mood for noise.
So it is up to the students who arrive for the 8:30's as to
whether the plan will be a success. If they are quiet and play
ball with the professors who are coming out to take the early
classes, then they won't have to fight their way into the bus.
SSsssssshhhh! You'll wake the freshmen.
Illustrious UBC Graduate
Led Brigade In Dieppe
•   IF ALL THE PRESIDENTS of the Alma Mater Society
distinguished themselves as well as the first president
of the Undergraduate Body, then the alumns of the University of British Columbia will rank second to none.
Brigadier  Sherwood  LettT"b.S.       __________________________
O,, M.C., who led a brigade at
Dieppe and was severely wounded, was elected president of the
AMS in 1915, the year that UBC
became a university in its own
right after separating from McGill.
He was a president In uniform
as he had enlisted with the Irish
Fusiliers as a private in 1914. At
the time of his election to student
prexy he was a corporal with that
unit, and upon graduating with his
degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1916
he went overseas as a commissioned officer. He rose to the rank
of Captain while serving overseas, and he also won the Military
Cross at the battle of Amiens.
While an undergraduate Sherwood Lett took an active part in
all the student activities. He was
president of Arts '16, he, drew up
the constitution of the Alma Mater Society, played Ice hockey,
grass hockey, basketball, was active in debating, and was a member of the executive councU of old
McGill. He was one of the first
officers of the COTC.
In fact, firsts seemed to feature
Sherwood Lett's career at UBC.
He married the first president of
the Women's Undergraduate Society, Miss Evelyn Storey. He
was also a member of Phi Kappa
Pi, an all Canadian fraternity
which was the first fraternity on
the Campus.
He was a war year Rhodes scholar and afte- rthe war attended Oxford for two years. He played lacrosse for Oxford and was captain of the team in his second
year. He returned to Vancouver
In 1921 ar.J read law, after which
he joined the firm of Davis and
Company, of which he is stlU a
Duri* i, the years of peace hs
rose to Lieut.-Col. with the Iri3h
Fusiliers,  and  was  a  member of
the board of governors, as weU as
the Senate.
When the second World War began he went overseas as Brigade
Major of the 6th Canadian Infantry division. Later he took command of a battalion, and then the
brigade which he led at Dieppe.
In his honour, a picture of Brigadier Lett will be hung in the
Student Council' Room In Brock
Directory To
Provide Date
• ATTENTION all date-
hungry undergraduates!
That compact and valuable
little publication, the Student Directory is due to arrive any time after November 20, and will go on sale
at the AMS office for the
nominal sum of 10c.
Containing the names of rp-
proxlmately 2500 students with
their addresses and phone numbers, the directory enables the
student body to contact each
other at all times.
The 1942-43 directory will be
the same red oa last year's Isue,
but the cover has undergone a
facial. The familiar face of Totie
will be pictured phoning his love
life, which Is a fairly accurate
picture of the use to which the
directory will be put by most
campus men.
Bill Backman
Rod Morris
Arts-Aggie Exec. Charged
With "Inefficiency"; Appear
Before Student Council Court
•   A NINE-MAN jury of councillors will pass judgment tonight On Hugh Ritchie, president
of the Artsmen's Undergraduate Society, and Johnny Roe, president of the Agriculture
Undergraduate Society, on charges of "inefficiency" in the handling of the Arts-Aggie Ball.
The dispute Is over tho alleged
failure of Ritchie and Roe to hand 1
In* a budget for the bell two
weeks before it is to be held. Tho
two members of the committee
handed In a budget for the dance,
with the night of November SS
ss the date. This aUowed for the
required two weeks.
CouneU. however, changed the
date to November 18, because,
stated BUI Mercer who made tho
motion, ft would be ''penalising'
the students to move the date
back because of the inefficiency
of their executive snd lt would
interfere with the senior class
party held on November 26.
CouneU maitalns mat the date
should have been November It,
but Ritchie and Roe had moved
it up when they found they could
not submit their budget on tuna.
Questioned by Ihe UBYSSEY,
Hugh Ritchie, stated, "f m sore
CouneU had not heard all the fads
when they made this hasty Judgment. I believe the Issue was
clouded at their last meeting.''
Neither BUI Backman, nor Rod
Morris would make a statement
•bout the "trial" to be held tonight at 5:30.
Red Cross
Ball Looms
Ball wUl be held this year,
some time In January. Olrls who
wUl appear in the chorus are already being chosen, and are to
be trained under the able dires-
torshlp of Mrs. Joan Crew
Strait. AU freshettes and upper,
class women who are Interested In
Joining the chorus are saked to
appear, in shorts, at a practise
which wUl be held in the stage
room, Brock HaU, on Tuesday at
12:30 sharp. A definite list
of those accepted will be drawn
Sgt. Heffernan
Leaves COTC;
To Gordon Hd.
• SERGEANT Heffernan,
for three years now a
familiar figure in Varsity
"military circles", is no longer with us.
With an urgo to participate
more actively in the war he has
left for Gordon Head, where he
will take the OTC course, from
there he will go to Calgary and,
at the completion of his course,
will join the 16th Scottish as a
At the moment the COTC ls
still trying to fiU his place, but
has as yet been unable to find
another instructor.
Sergeant    Heffernan    WSS    al-
.       very   well   liked  by  those
with whom he came in contact,
and his presence wUl be missed.
We wish him luck.
Saske Dean
Thinks Arts
Course Out
• IT IS the opinion of
Dean W. P. Thompson,
acting-president of the University of Saskatchewan, that
universities will not long be
able to defend students taking courses other than the
scientific and technical ones
contributing directly to the
war effort.
Dean Thompson expects that
in a short time aU students other
than those taking such courses
will be called up. He sees a possible post-war lack of economists
and political scientists, but if we
don't win the war our social experts wil have nothing to say
about   the   reconstruction  period.
Controversy on the subject of
the importance of Arts courses in
war time rose when it was predicted by L. Austin Wright assistant-director of National Selective Service, that university
men would be restricted to technical courr.es fitting them for the
armed forces or war industries.
. . . Bill Mercer
CleOe 1 eCu
Dress Rehearsals Impress
Hysterical Play Directors
• THISWEEK-END sees the
presentation of the Christmas plays before students, faculty
members, and the public.
Thursday night was Students'
Night. Any students who were
unable to attend Thursday night
and wish to see the plays should
get in touch with Olive Headrlck
In the Green Room. They may bo
able to secure printed invitations
for Friday or Saturday nights.
All people who wish to see the
.Maya on Friday or Saturday
nights MUST have Invitations.
Friday night Is Faculty night, although others may attend. Saturday night is open to everyone,
if they have invitations.
The dress rehearsals were held
Tuesday night, complete with
multi-colored Ughts, beards, wigs,
and various types of costumes,
both flatering and unflatering.
The directors showed their complete satisfaction by screaming
wUdly, tearing out tufts of hair,
and rumbling terrible curses
which were taken to heart by tho
assembled casts.
Fortunately, however, the holiday on Wednesday wiped out any
grisly memories and the thes-
plans were completely recovered
by Thursday and ready to set out
for the Great Adventure, the results of which were still In doubt.
N. Shore
Blair   Range   for   the
weekends of November 14
and 2i will be provided in
RCASC trucks which will
leave in relays from a central
A and B companies which wtil
both go to the range on Saturday,
November 14, wiU assemble at the
B company will leave from the
COTC Armory at 1200 hours, and
A company wlU faU in as usual
at 1300 hours on the COTC parade
ground and wiU leave at 1330 hours.
C and D companies wiU go to
the range on Sunday morning,
November 15.
C company will faU in at the
northwest corner of Cambie Street
Grounds, at 0755 hours and wUl
leave in the first convoy at 0800
Because this is so early in the
morning this first convoy wiU pick
up any men who are at the corner
of Hastings and Renfrew Streets,
or are at the North end of the
Second Narrows Bridge, when the
convoy passes.
D tompany wiU faU in at the
same place at 0915 hours and wUl
eave in the second convoy at 0930
hours. AU D company must come
to the Cambie Street Grounds, the
convoy will not stop on the route
for them.
I and J companies wiU go to the
range on Sunday afternoon, November 15, from the northwest
corner of Cambie Street Grounds.
I company wiU assemble at 1145
hours and wiU leave in the first
convoy at 1200 hours.
J company wiU assemble at 1315
hours and wiU leave with the
second convoy at 1330 hours.
It is important that aU men be
at assembly point at the appointed
time. Be sure to watch the company notice board in the Armory
for positions in the relays of convoys, and for further orders.
All men must wear steel helmets
on the range, and may bring great
coats <f .necessary. Page Two
•Friday, November 13, 1942
•    From The Editor's Pen » » »
The Roe-Ritchie Case
Minute 16 passed at the Student
Council meeting of October 26 was originally intended as a measure which would
facilitate council business, instead of which
it has resulted in one of the most complicated issues that the council has yet run into.
Minute 16 merely states that any student, arranging a function under the jurisdiction of the AMS, must submit to the AMS
Treasurer a budget for the function, at least
two weeks before the date the function will
be held. It is passed so that council will
have plently of time to consider and, if
necessary, revise the budget. It has been
found that if this time limit is not allowed,
that tiie council must permit some things to
go through merely because the date of the
function is too close to permit further investigation. Therefore Minute 16 was passed
for the protection of the student finances.
Then comes the Arts-Aggie Ball. The
Committee in charge has not submitted a
budget two weeks before the tentative date,
they have had sufficient warning, so they
are told that they cannot have the affair on
the 18th. Mr. Ritchie, president of the Arts-
men's Undergraduate Society, submitted a
budget to the treasurer for an Arts-Aggie
Ball—to be held on November 25, and the
budget la submitted well ahead of the required time. So everything Is fine, regulations have been compiled with.'
At the Council meeting of November 9,
Mr. Mercer brought the matter up and recommended that the affair he held on the
18th. The fun commences.
Mr. Mercer's reasons for having the affair on the 18th arc: (1) that to move it to
the 25th would be penalizing the students
merely because their Undergraduate presidents (Hugh Ritchie and Johnny Roe of the
Agricultural Undergraduate society) have
not been efficient in their handling of the
show. (2) Hist the date of the 25th will
conflict with the Senior Class Party which,
according to'Mercer, was to be on the 26th.
Taking point number one, it would seem
that lt would not be penalizing the students
merely to move the affair on one week, in-
sofar si a week one way or the other should
make little difference to the students.
Point number two falls flat when it is
discovered that no application to hold the
senior class party had been made to John
Carson, president of MUS, under whose
jurisdiction falls the setting of dates for
social functions.
Then we have the problem of a letter
sent out by Arvid Backman, treasurer of
AMS, this drew the attention of council
members, to article 16, and informed them
that Mr. Backman felt he might be in a
position where he would feel it his duty to
resign, should Council not uphold Minute 16.
Now certain of the councillors, who feel
deeply about messing around with the social
life of a student body to the extent of a
week's delay in a dance, also realize that the
loss of their treasurer, would be very inconvenient. In fact it might be downright em-
harassing, especially when 520 men in red
sweaters start asking why their boy Bill is
leaving office.
So Mr. Backman withdraws the implication of his billet-doux, the stage is set, the
action begins.
To those of you who have read this far
you now have the background and the editorial begins.
Mercer's motion to have the dance on
the 18th was passed, Mercer, Sully, Matheson and Warner crying Aye! with Buck,
Mulvin and Backman crying nay! Carson
was unavoidably absent and Morris has no
So those four members of council named
as favoring the early date, have voluntarily
walked over their own motion which waa
passed to protect the student body. Morris,
stated very emphatically that he thought
they were making a very big mistake and
letting themselves in for future trouble.
We agree. Council business this year has
been conducted on a haphazard basis that
can be satisfactory to no one, and unless they
straighten out and follow a few of the rules
they are going to find themselves in a mess.
To accuse Ritchie and Roe of being inefficient, merely because they did not get
their budget in on time for the 18th, is silly.
There is no law that we know of which
definitely sets a date for the Arts-Aggie. If
there has been no date set for the Senior 4
Class party, then there is no good reason '
why Ritchie and Roe should be expected to
allow for it when they arrange their function. They originally planned for the 18th,
but when that proved to be impossible they
chose anothr date, which was perfectly
within their rights. If they had tried to buck
the council ruling and made an attempt to
get their function on the 18th, then there
would have been cause to complain.
But they stayed within the law and it
was Mercer, the Boy Economist, who took
it upon himself to set a new date and one
which would not comply with council regulations. '
 Then Mercer moved that Ritchie and
Roe be summoned before tiie council
The score to date: Ritchie and Roe have
muddled their dates but have things
straightened out, Mr. Mercer, supported by
Sully, Matheson and Warner suspend council regulations and toss things into an uproar, Mr. Mercer moves that Ritchie and
Roe be charged with inefficiency. Simple—
if you like Chinese pussies.
No more can be said until council passes
judgement on the two men, but it Is our
feeling that even a stem rebuke to the undergrad presidents will be an injustice.
In conclusion we would like to state
that, although we have no desire to pick on
the Student Council, if they do not tighten
up their business methods we think that
they are going to wind up in a good deal
of trouble. We do not believe in rigid adherence to any set code if there is good
reason for suspending the code, but any
kind of government that is going to work
must have some rules to go by.
•    For The Engineers
•   IF UNCLE SAM'S airmen are ever forced down in
jungle or wilderness while in flight, they will be able to
subsist on specially prepared rations until they can get to a
populated settlement.
The brand-new rations, called "Parachute Rations" by
the Wright Field Army Air Corps test and research center
at Dayton, Ohio, were produced by the Quartermaster Subsistence Research Laboratory at Chicago.
In describing the new rations In       .-—---—--_—---------__-__—
a Oeneral Science Forum address
given In co-operation with the
VJS. Army Air Fbrces.Dr. Everett
W. Thatcher of Schenectady, coordinator of civilian pilot training
at Union College, said that a day's
food contains 3500 calories. The
rations are wrapped up in sturdy,
moisture-proof packages.
According to Dr. Thatcher,, the
breakfast ration has four ounces
ot pemmican biscuit, two ounces
of modified malted milk, one three-
ounce can of veal: loaf, two soluble
coffee tablets, two cubes of sugar,
and one slice of gum.
The noon-day meal ration has
eight more pieces of pemmican biscuit, as well as a tube of bouillon
extract, a package of IS dextrose
tablets, a tin of ham spread, and
a piece of chewing gum.
The package of "D" ration for
supper consists of chocolate, sucrose, dry milk, lemon powder in a
little cellophane bag, some more
chewing gum, three cubes of sugar,
and a tin of sausages.
"Recenty a 14-man expedition
made a hundred-mile hike across
the hot desert sands of New Mexico just to test out this new ration,"
Dr. Thatcher pointed out. "The
expedition was composed of three ■
officers who were attached to the
Aero Medical Research Laboratory
at \/right Field, seven enlisted men
from the Wright Field Medical de
tachment, and four  coUege professors.
"They flew to Albuquerque, New
Mexico, in an army air transport,
and early the next morning began
the hike across the desert. Most
of the trip was made through the
big Santa Fe National Forest, following the wanderings of parched,
shallow Jemez Creek.
''It was pretty warm, which was
hard on the men, but fine for the
purposes of the whole experiment
The highest temperature during
the was 127 degrees Fahrenheit.
Official air recordings for the same
day were 90 degrees in the shade.
"The party went along steadily
over rough country, at altitudes
ranging from 5000 to 9000 feet a-
bove sea level. And the daily mileage was from 13 to 21 miles."
"The ration worked out very
weU, and the men thrived on it,"
the speaker continued. "The 3500
calories a day which it provides
are about one-half more than the
average sedentary person needs.
"Each man was weighed twice
daily, before breakfast and at the
end of the day's trek. Blood tests
were also made each morning before breakfast and at the end of
the day.
"Except for a few blisters and
sunburn, the men wound up in
much better physical shape than
when they started off."
Dear Sirs—
For some time now there has
been some question as to whether
Broclc Kail was still the Students' building or not, but at
least there was always thf
But when, at nine o'clock
last Thursday morning, a typical, ragged, unshaved Aggie Clasi
strode as one Aggie into the
lounge, pursued by a professor,
and there established an English
Class, the last shred of ownership
rushed, shrieking Uke a bat, into
the nether regions. The ousted
occupants gathered up their
gramaphone records and followed.
Later the whole sordid story
came to light. The Aggie class had
booked the Men's Smoking Room
and the Carnegie Record Player
to present some recordings of public speaking. Unfortunately they
forgot the key of the machine. So
without a word to anyone, without
an apology, the ymarched into the
Lounge, took over the radio, and
drove out the legitimate occupants.
If no action is taken In this matter, It will be a horrible proof of
the Inadequacy of those In charge.
NOTICE—The Social Problems
Club welcomes new members or
visitors to its discussions of New-
War Problems on Tuesdays at
noon in Arts 208. Subject for next
Tuesday's discussion (Nov. 17)
will be India.
•   •   •   •
LOST—One blue mitt and one
red mitt. Also square rust, floral
patterned scarf. Reply to Sheila
Kirkpatirck, Arts Letter Rack or
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assess of the editor's desk. It was
written in 1M7 by Ken Great
who ia now on active service with
the navy and who was formerly
employed by the Vancouver Bun.
In light of tho thought of the days
in which It was written we fed
that It la father prophetic, and as
It was never published by the
UBYSSEY we feel that Its time has
cease and we present it to our
readers.      /
• • • •
• OUTSIDE the mad March was
howling and screaming play-
fuUy turning the moonlight off
and on with a bombardment of
cloud fragments. Inside the Library was stuffier and aleeplct*
than ever. Furthermore there
were still almost four weeks before exams started, So we went
for a walk.
We should have known from
the start that something odd was
brewing. The willows on the
Library lawn were twitching and
rattling about nervously like Disney's trees in "Snow White," instead of swishing gracefuUy like
well-bred weeping wUlows. Down
on Marine Drive you could hear
the rustic of surf eating away at
the foot of the cliffs. Scudding
patches of moonlight showed
banks of combers charging Belch
beach, miles of white caps at sea,
and new patches of snow on
HoUyburn Ridge.
Then we saw it—the lantern in
the woods behind the wireless
station. Conscience said, "Hadn't
you belter get back to your
books? Besides It's none of your
business, besides it's an awfully
dark night and those woods look
a bit spooky, besides exams are
only three weeks or so away."
Curiosity said, "Exams are four
weeks away yesterday, so don't
be a pansy. It might be something interesting like a murder
or a kidnap plot."
Conscience said it was not the
night to go Investigating crimes,
besides exams were only . . .
We went Into tiie woods, feeling more like Snow Whlto than
There were three men around
the lantern in long cloaks and odd
hats. One held a chart, the other a lantern, and the third was
driving a stake. The wind
brought a momentary whiff of
port wine to  our nostrils.
"Confound these mouldy cliffs!"
remarked the figure with the
chart. "I always like my gunners to be able to see the splashes
from their fire, but there's not a
decent site for a battery on the
whole cape. With the cliff tops
dropping away In every rain
storm, there's no telling what a
bombardment would do to it . . ."
Conscience whispered that we
ought to go back to our books before somebHy shot us for a Japanese spy.     At the same Instant
(Continued on Page 3)
• A RECENT issue of the Washington Daily received in our
office contained an editorial which
appUed equally as well to our
campus as to theirs.
It appears that the same affliction that has struck our campus
is attacking Washington U., unmolested as well. And it probably is sweeping over every other coUege in Uke manner and
with the same disastrous results.
I'm speaking of the epidemic of
rumours, rumours unfounded of
fantastically based on some inconsequential statement picked
up in the newspapers or from the
girl who sits a couple of rows behind in Psych I. It's a funny
thing about rumours—no one ever
seems to know their actual
source, and no one ever aeema to
care very much where they did
come from.
The only tiling that does worry
the people who have the habit of
spreading these tales is how the
news is going to affect them.
That's only natural, I admit, but
these people don't seem to realize that every time they re-teU
a story they've Just heard from
Joe, it grows and grows till it finally becomes almost unrecognizable. Then they hear this rehashed story from BUI end it
seems like a new angle on thi
same thing and the story goes ou
and on.
• NO W THE SUBJECT of these
tail tales is the poasibUlty of
the draft calling students from
their studies after the Christmas
exams if they do not make the
proper grade. What this grade Is,
no one knows. I have heard at
least six theories expounded as to
the fatal figure. With every day
someone discovered some new
and "definite proof" that tho limit
wUl be 55 per cent., next day It's
45 per cent., and so It goes, shuttling from one to the other and in
between until the very mention
of Christmas aenda us into near-
Some say the mid-term marks
have been sent to Ottawa; some
say the Christmas marks won't
be a final factor to decide the Issue in January.
Until the final decision has
been made and announced to us,
we wUl all be la the same state
of uncertainty, we wUl stUl cringe
at the thought of exams and their
possible result: But until that
time when We are told what is to
be expected of us, we certainly
don't relieve the situation by go-
lag quietly mad every time we
hear a new angle, and immediately rushing around and teUing
everyone else  the ghastly news.
• THESE RUMOURS have been
ot value to one group, despite
all that has been said above. The
professors are at last in a position to hold rome definite costly penalty over the "huskies at
UBC" besides the usual BAC,
and that threat has caused a
great overcrowding of the library.
Yes, it is crowded, but the
noise there has increased in direct ratio to the increase in number of people "studying" there.
We're all scared, we all want to
study so we can continue our
education, but there Is little opportunity to study in a place that
resembles the caf at twelve-
object of this column in a
way, but I think It Is related because a lot of that noise Is own./
to 'rumourlsts' confiding their
latest to the people across the
Rumours Interfere with studying—If it isn't the actual talking
about them, it's the worrying
about them when we try to settle down to study.
And this habit of spreading
rumours doesn't apply only to the
campus. Look at the posters on
the walls of buildings ,on signboards, in street-cars—everywhere there are warnings against
talking about things which shoi'ld
not be discussed, whether it is
the weather ,or shipping, or the
They say it undermines morale,
and much as we 'sophisticated'
individuals scoff at the phrase
you must admit that it has succeeded in a similar fashion at the
• THERE   IS   nothing we can
do, until we are informed of
the ruling concerning draftees al
University. We may never bo
told deflntely what that ruling is;
that is. we may never know the
actual percentage we must m&ke
in our exams to avoid such drestb
measures as have been suggested
about caf tables.
Until we are Riven that information, the best we can do Is
to    avoid     discussions     matters
"Th* purtttform in which tobacco can bt »mo$e</"
With The Other Colleges
• EDMONTON, Alta/-Two eastern students touring the U. of A.
campus, told the 'Varsity' that the
people of the west were more democratic and less sophisticated
than those back home. They re-
also remarked that the West does
not know there is a war on.
• WINNIPEG,   Man.—An     Air
Raid Precautions organization
is being planned at Manitoba U.
Arrangements with the Manitoba
Telephone Department wiU be
made to have a priority alarm
phoned through the University
Air Raid shelters and fire and
salvage squada wiU be arranged.
• TORONTO, Ont. - Special
classes wUl be held for the returning harvesters, with late-hour lectures or individual tutorial lessons to be given. If necessary the
classes may be continued for three
It la believed that the reported
denial of COTC leaves to stu-1
'dent harvesters must be a mistake. The order la now being investigated.
which only aggravate the altua-
tion and provide no solution. The
one solution which Is available to
all of us, la to begin to really
study to make good marks, and
•top worrying about getting
about two marks above the borderline.
• KINGSTON,  Ont. - Queen'i
has  made a total investment in
War Bonds of $1,033,000.
• SEATTLE, Wash.—The U. of
Washington held its second
Women's War Assembly since
Pearl Harbour. Colonel Charles A.
Butler of the Army Recruiting
Ofice urged co-eds to consider
seriously the advantages of enlisting in the WAACs.
wear the
Waterproof, Shoekproof,
Dustproof, Non-Magnetic
Models at
32.50, 87.50, 47.50,
50.00, 5150
The Values
' - Special Student Rate at - *
By Presentation Of Your Student Pass
Monty Woolley
Roddy McDowall
Anne Baxter
Edgar Bergen, Charlie
McCarthy, Fibber McGee
and Molly
Charles Boyer in
'The Postman Didn't Ring'
Enrol Flynn and Ronald
Reagan in
Plus "The Glass Key"
■<h Friday, November 13,1942
Page Three
Three Bills To Be Considered; Predict Defeat Of University Draft
Mock Parliament
Opens Mon. In Brock
Lounge At 7:30 pm
•   MOCK PARLIAMENT, with Prof. F. G. C. Wood delivering the speech from the Throne, is to be held in the
main lounge of Brock Hall on Monday, November 16, 7:30
p.m. under the sponsorship of the Parliamentary Forum,
The Conservatives, leu by Dave       __________________________
Brock Hall . • .
Williams, wUl control 25 seats in
the Mock Parliament (not 38, us
previously announced), CCF, led
by Lea Corbet, 20 seats; Independents, led by John Cowan, 16;
Liberals, led by Les Paphael, 9.
Introduction of State Medicine,
that the concession in the parliament buildings be taken from the
present concessionaires and run
by members of parliament, and
that University students shoull
be conscripted into the armed
rervkes arc tho three bUls to be
considered at the Mock Parliament
Political pop-offs about the
Campus, viewing the mock political scene, predict that the first
two bills will pass, but the last
is "undoubtedly doomed to defeat." They point out that tiiu
Govermnet, having only a aUght
majority, will find difficulty in
passing tny bill with a mors
contravertial  flavour than usual.
At a late hour Wednesday
night Dave WUliams had not yet
formed his cabinet; but he said
that everything was progressing
controversial flavour than usual.
Foster Isherwood, President of
the Parliamentary Forum, who is
to be seapker of the house, wished
it particularly stressed that the
general public is invited to attend the Mock Parliament. He
stated that seating accommodations wlU be adequate ,and that
there will be special bus service
for the evening.
.. • Vanity's House of Parliament
S:arlet Fdvzr
: Colds Continue
• NO NEW CASES of scarlet
fever have been reported to
this week. Since the incubation
period of one week has elapsed,
no new c.ires are anticipated. Only
other cases have been the usual
colds and  running noses.
Announce Addition
To 33rd Quota
for Oficers Tranlng will Include, in addition to those previously noted: Cpl. L J. Fournier,
Quebec, and Cadet K. W. Reed,
who is going to Gordon Head.
Cpl. V. B. Chew wiU probably
be going to Vernon in the near
future as a Second Lieutenant In
the Third Irish.
Studen t Harvesters
Recover From Labours '
•   REPORTS FROM student harvesters from Eastern Universities trekking slowly homeward have shown a large
diversity of opinion.
Many complain   of   underpay-      .-_-—--__-__-_-____,_______
ment and poor living conditions,
some claimed that they had been
receiving t2 and IS per day instead of the 94 and $5 promised.
Said one Toronto U. harvester,
"Our trip was not a great success, but good adventure." Principal James of McGUl in a letter
from W. W. Dawson, secretary of
the harvest labor committee, was
told that the harvesting plan waa
an unqualified success.
Council Capitulates; No
Pub Game Till Spring
8. Ellis, local representa-
of the Saskatchewan Her-
Labor Committee, told e
Varsity staff reporter from Toronto U. that aU the mix-up here
and in Begins could be blamed
on authorities fn tfte east who
believed farmers could use and
pay Inexperienced help from col-
legea and high schools aa they
might of experienced farm laborers. Several of the harvesters
were reported ill and injured
during the season.
One student stated that to make
up for long hours of hard work
there was the view o fendless expanses of open land, and the
beautiful sunrises, sunsets and
northern lights with their glory
unobstructed by any man-made
structures. However, the long
hours generally prevented the
watching of nature's glories with
the beautiful daughters of the
farmers, the harvesters were just
too tired.
Two students stated the Saskatchewan water was not fit for
pigs, and they should know, they
had to sleep with them. Really
serious complaints were mado
from a few sources only and most
of the farmers were said to ,'jh
very friendly and as considerate
as possible.
(Contlnued Fran Page 2)
we   stepped   on   the   traditional
"Who are you?" demanded the
gentleman with the chart, when
the other two had laid ua low
an instant later and we stood unnerved in a circle of glinting
swords and horse pistols. We
suddenly realised the strangers
were wearing white breeches,
buckled shoes and cocked hats.
We explained everything In a
confused babble.
"An Englishman of some sort,
probably a settler," said the
man with the lantern. "Shell we
keep him for questioning, Captain?"
They introduced themselves as
Captain George Vancouver, and
Lieutenants Puget and Brough-
ton, of His Majesty's Sloop "Discovery."
"Ghosts . . . !" we gasped.
"We stepped out of the picture in the Library wall over an
hour ago, and not a soul in the
place had missed us," Puget said.
We swallowed once.
"Do you do it often?" we queried.
Every night at midnight for
months now," he said. "All the
naval and military ghosts lnyEng-
lish history go on duty at twelve
to haunt Mr. Chamberlain and
Lord Halifax. Drake takes his
drum along and dins it In their
"I can't understand all this modern nonsense they call statesmanship," exploded the Captain.
"Don't these people in parliament realize that any Englishman can lick nine foreigners whdo
he has an ounce of dry powder
left or a sound arm and a cutlass?"
"And what about these guns
that were' going to be put out
here?" demanded Broughton. "It's
fortunate we decided to survey
the emplacements ourselves or t\u
job would never have been done.
This chap McKenzie Is going to
come in for a little haunting, too,
when  we  report this  to  Drake!"
"But it all seems such a needless expense while there's the
Munro   Doctrine,"   we   began.
"A good flogging is what you
need,  m'lad," said the Captain.
The three leaped as one man,
there was a crash, then darkness
and silence, broken only by the
distant moaning of the wind.
Someone was shaking our shoulder.
"Come on. wake up or we'll
miss the last bus!" said tho
Slowly we picked up our head
from the Library table and looked at the painting over the doorway. The Captain was back on
the deck of the "Mexicana" talking casually with the Spaniards
and the Indians. Behind him
Broughton smiled sardonically as
he looked across at the clock.
Two more hours and they would
step out again. Sometimes we
feel mighty sorry for Mr. Chamberlain.
• THE DIRTY NINE are terrified of the Children of the
great God of Thoth. They want
lovleybaU becaue they know they
can't win at basketball. Basketball is the traditional basts of the
Pub-Council battle, and CouneU
doesn't want it.
Usually by this time the game
ia over and dona with, the Pub
has been victorious and CouneU haa slunk back to the hole upstairs in Brock HaU to hide under a sheaf of unpaseed resolutions.
But this year CouneU haa not
even had the courage to challenge
the Pub, knowing that as usual
they wUl be murdered by the
vastly superior Thoth team.
So, as last year, the game will
have   to    be    postponed    until
Spring. This is, of course, merely
a staU for the Dirty Nine's to get
more time in which to whip their
members into shape?
But lt can't be done. The Pub
ia Invincible. CouneU wUl be
Council Approves
Following Budgets
• THE budgets of the following
clubs were approved at the
the council meeting of Tuesday,
November 9: the American Football Club, the Cricket Club, the
Psychology Club, the Rugby Club,
and the Ski Club.
•   In Defense Of Universities
•   STUDENTS of UBC—public opinion is against us!
Downtown papers, have printed several "letters to the
Editor" which have, in no uncertain terms, informed the general reading public that th men of UBC are a lot of shirkers
and cowards.
Shopping ■*&* MafyAnn
% KEEP YOUR EYES open at
the WUS fashion show tomorrow for the gorgeous furs from
the New York Fur Co., 797 West
Georgia Street. They are real
beauties and In various styles.
And speaking of beauties, have
you seen the magnificent Pni
Delt pin that a cute little Theta
is wearing.       All  set  with  dia-
• EVERYONE loves griddh
cakes ,but a certain motor-
man on one of the early streetcars likes them extra well, 'cos
every morning he drops into thc
Ship Shape Inn at Grunvllle St.
on his way out to West Point
Grey, gets a platter of the luscious cakes, eats them on the
car on his way out and takes the
dishes back to the Inn on the re-
• IF YOU'RE a fur coat wearer
you'll love to don a pair o*
chamois gloves with it, they're so
smart for winter. Wilfon's Glove
and Hosiery Shop at 575 Granville Street have them from England — Dent's and Morley's,
who have both been makim;
them for centuries. They como
in natural and white and ar>
handstitched or plain. Five co-eds
• YOU'LL   BE   impressed   with
the smart casual clothes being
shown at the WUS Fashion Show
tomorrow from Plant's, 564 GranviUe Street. For example they
have lent a red flannel slack suit
with plaid shirt and three-quarter
length Churchill jacket. Aparent-
ly they don't "cuddle" when danc •
ing down at Corvalis, but a cute
blonde Gtmma Phi didn't know
that. The lad she was with apparently thought she must be a pretty
e   e
• PUT  YOUR  BEST  feet  forward   In   a   pair   of   Rae-son
Mezzanine floor shoes from 608
Granville Street. They have
smart suedes, glamourous gar-
bardines and clever kids, in any
style or size you could desire
Suede in black and brown are especially smart with grosgraln ribbon trim. Open toes are still very
popular too. Heard on the Library steps at closing time Tues-
monds and emeralds and ruble.)
and pearls, and I don't know
what not. Being shown at tiie
fashion parade tomorrow are
grey kid, lynx, muskrat, Alaska
sable, and a divine Silver fox
evening wrap. These coats are
suitable for all occasions from
very sporty campus wear to very
formal evening  wear.
turn journey. Well, we can't idl
be a motorman, but we can still
drop into the Ship Shape Inn and
enjoy their delicious food. Was
the LSE prexy angling for a date
to the Phrateres co-ed on Tuesday while eating lunch with thc
ambulance drivers after the parade when he nonchalantly mentioned that it was being held
that evening?
were on their way to the Library
late the other night and came via
the Union College path. They saw
something white moving along the
dark path and fled, screaming.
Were they embarrasssed when they
dicovered that it was only an airforce lad wearing white trousers,
on his way home. Miss Wilson also
hrs some lovely suede gloves in
black, brown and oxford shade.
hot babe, so acted accordingly. Says
he, "Gee honey, you purr like a
kitten? She very smartly retal-
liated: "And I can scratch just like
a cat, too." Another outfit that
Plant's are showing tomorrow Is
a three-piece Scotch imported
tweed suit In Kentucky green
with tan accessories. They're
showing oodles more smart things
too, including three housecoats,
so be sure to loo kat them.
day  night  from   two    Phi    Delt
pledges.   "  (Phi Pelt) is going
to be raving mad, we've got all
the men, but no girls." They
phoned all over the place afterwards to scare up some girls.
Take a peek at these shoes next
time you're dowh town In the
vicinity of 608 Granville Street,
and see for yourself how ultra-
smart they are.
The authors of these currcn:
masterpieces have, of course,
overlooked the fact that while
they, aa welders In the shipyards,
receive approximately one dollar an hour, we psy large fees
for our education.
For a person who could only
reach Grade 7 In pubUc school' it
must appear ridiculous for us to
be stUl studying and pouring
over dusty tomes.
The war has attained very serious proportlona—eoon casulty
lists wUl be issued every day
with pages of names of these who
have given their Uvea that these
very people may stay at home
and draw hugs salaries.
One letter, however, was writ-*
ten by a man who haa enough intelligence to sse the necessity of
higher education to the war effort and to post-war reconstruction:
Ships, guns, aU the machinery
of war could not be possible
possible without a great number
of skilled workers, but could a
skUled worker conceive the modern aeroplane without modern
physics, could the man   on   the
street   guide   our   country's   efforts?
Every person who obtains as
much education aa possible Is directly helping the war effort
Let us concentrate on our books,
on our experiments, so that we
can be leaders of the country—
the statesmen, the scientists, the
economists, the phUosophers, the1
lawyers ,the doctors.
We are fortunate to be able to
do this, but we must make, the
most of it. We must disregard
these poor vislonless souls who
persist in giving us white fee-
WANTED—Double-breasted Tux,
size 40, 5 ft, 11 in. Phone ALma
2812R.   Ask tor Bruce.
NOnCE-Wlll person who picked up pair of peccary gloves please
turn them in to the AMS office.
LOST—A blue enamel pin with
gold border, initials U.H.S. Please
return to AMS office or phone AL.
Attend the
In aid of the
Red Cross
Brock Hall
Tomorrow (Sat.)
3 p*m. to 5 p*m*
. . . besides helping the
war effort you'll get an
eyeful of the latest fashion
Don't miss this chance
to get "up" on the important subject of style.
681 Granville Street
As You Like Them
We know how much you
count on your sweaters . . .
how you like to gussy
them up with pearls
and junk jewelry . . .
so we have a lovely collection
of beautifully simple
pullovers and cardigans.
Swish colors in all sizes.
Fashion Centre, Third Floor
fyrtWity'ftatt; (Eompang
INCOfOB'TIP     »«•    MAV    l«7Q Page Four-
Friday, November 13, 1942
DU Team Win Cup
Kappa Sigs Second
Sigma Phi's Third
•   POUNDING ACROSS the finish line 17.6 seconds better
than his last year's record, sturdy Doug Lee captained
the Delta Upsilon team to its second successive cross-country
victory at noon yesterday.
Birds Tackle Stacys Saturday Nite 9 pm
Cagers Ground Airmen
53-30 In Second Start
To Retain Top Spot
Close behind Lee, ran Bob Davidson, Sigma Phi Delta entry, who
was just beaten out in a last minute sprint on the last turn of tho
It was perfect cross-country
weather for the crowd of over 500,
who had assembled in the Stadium
to witch close to one-hundred
competitors start and finish the
gruelling test—the moat popular of
the intra-mural sports.
Placing next to the D.U.'s in team
standing was the Kappa Sigma
team, whose runners came in
grouped around twentieth place.
Behind the Kappa Sip in team
order are Sigma Phi Delts and XI
The dramatic Incident of the day
waa suppUed by young Kenny Mcpherson, a student or the University KU1 High School, who on being
granted permission to run in the
race trained for a week and a
half and ran third—Just "behind
Lee and Davidson.
There waa leas of a spread this
year than last—the two and three-
quarter-mUe teat run over quar-
er of a minute faster than last year
and waa made slightly tougher by
reversing the route. Said Doug
Lee aa he leaned against Bob
Davidson for the Photographer "It
was the toughest rave I ever ran."
The race, organized by M. L. Van
VUet and Harry Franklin, ran off
vary smoothly. There wsa no confusion at either start or finish, a
coral effect being made by hurdlea
at the end of the course to make
sure of correct order in taking
The victory marks the second
successive win for Uie D.U.'s. Last
year Doug Lee came in first and
Davidson second—the same order
ss in this year's meet. Last year,
too, a dark horse place among the
first finishers. He waa Billy Husband, who placed after Lee, and
was comparatively unknown on the
campus.  This year of course the
.great unknown was Kenny  Mc-
The first ten finishers were Doug .. jisiiwi. u. ■- «,m
Lee (Delta Upsilon), Bob David- 	
(Sigma Phi Delt), Rattenbury (An- 	
gUcan CoUege), McKensie (Gam- A T^ Aj%\^ -I -I      T
ma), Seraphln (Rho Rho), Harry f\ YY\ _H (\f\Tf\Ck II        I fl
Thompson    (unattached),    Ferris      -_ _L__XJLe     JL   KJVJ VkJGLLM.     XXX
(Lambda), Art Johnson (XI Om-
^ST ^ , 'Birds After Third Win
These men wUl probably be ask- * : ■   '
fJZo^ZtZZ':** Tomorrow Against Army
tStoHH*rryetn0thlng " d" •   JOHNNY FARINA'S UBC American football Thunder-
The order of the teams is as birds step into the big time this Saturday afternoon at
foUows: the University Stadium when they tackle the Army squad
TEAM                             PTS. at 2:30.
Delta Upsilon 298 Big time is right because the Army squad boasts a
sh*PP* nTSei 260 •lineup that includes several former Sarnia Imperials and
xfomega       -  ".'" 284 Balmy Beach players from the ORFU of last season. These
Omicrons - 227 men we no slouches at the game and as Farina says, "they
Phi Oamma Delta  218 are big and tough and dirty."
£?*?? °f6ge  2 ™e blrd» «* **™* ■ three       	
FW Delta Theta    88       ftour ^^ ^^ on Wed.
Phi Kappa Sigma 182       ne§day and added m f<w new plgy((       ^ Mg wm m-an ^ he wm fee
r?te fr j?:       to their Ust.   Mr. Van Vliet at-       lost to the team as a coach.  He
Sufv  °    b; im tended that workout mi hI" «- lrt«ted' though, that he wiU get
™K"ppa Pl J perlence should add a bit of poUsh one day off per week and if he
***•       ,'  to their attack. can manage this on Wednesday he
?""??*    " will be able to attend their prac-
„*%.  "; •■"'   !:                   m    . tiee. At the games, Johnny hopes
Beta Theta Pi    89 ^            FiTIM .  .  , that Van VUet wiU be able to
J*    b ■■■"«   «        *»"» the substitution. Maury should
D^rwf      a S|MBJBJ«BHpHBJMB^BJBH|       be able to take over the squad ef-
Psi Upsilon      0 ^k^k^k^k^k^kwg^k^k^kM       flcientiy because of his experience
iZti*• ™:::::::::   _____________ef^____l  at*•Unlver,ltyot0regon-
Nu Sigma     0 ^H  \^^___| «" «■* •" * •»? f
^mmmmmmmmmmmmmm^* ^mmmmmmm>      services of Lionel Fournier who haa
enlisted In the Army. He Is now
at Trots Rivieres, Quebec, attending the Officers Training School
Art teacher:   Who waa Michelangelo?
Student:    The greatest chlseler
of all time.
• *   •  •
"My feet hurt."
"What's the matter?" %
"I've been biting my nails
• *   *   •
"I got heU Ust night."
"Short wave?"
• •   *  *
Oscar came to the city and got
a job as janitor in a girls boarding
school and was entrusted with a
pass key to every room in the
The following week the dean ran
across hjm and asked, "Why didn't
you come around last Friday for
your pay, Oscar?'"
"Vot? Do I get vages, too?"
"The Coke's in"
... To Retire
Johnny Farina has now taken a
job at the Boy's Industrial School
On the Injured Ust for the game
Saturday wUl be Jack Shillabeer,
whose bad leg wiU keep him on
the bench. Bob ScarabeUi who was
also suffering from a leg Injury
wiU be in strip again after his
long layoff.
The Birds will be shooting for
their third victory of the season,
which has yet to be marred with
a defeat. These two teams met in
the Victory Loanmobile drive at
Athletic Park last Saturday afternoon and two exhibition 15-
minute halves ended up with a 6
all draw.
Because of this draw, the two
squads Will both be out to post
victories^o the contest should develop into a real battle.
. . To Trois-Rivieres
Intra Mural Volley Ball
"That's Ihe happy grafting heard today when a
new supply of Coke arrives at a cooler. Folks
wait for It...wait because the only thing like
Coca-Cola It Coca-Cola Itself. Customers smile
and start moving up to pause and be refreshed.
"There's a cheerful spirit about this way of
accepting wartime restrictions. Morale is high."
NOVEMBER 17—7:30—
Gold—Gamma vs. Phi Kappa Pi
Red—Omicrou vs. Eagles
NOVEMBER 17—8:30—
Blue—Phi Delts vs. Psi U.
Gold—D.U. vs. S.G.H.
NOVEMBER 17—9:30—
Blue—Phi Delts vs. Zetes
Gold—Nu Sigma vs. Zeta Beta Tau
NOVEMBER 18—noon-
Blue—Rho Rho vs. Beta Theta Pi
Red—Xi Omega vs. Kappa Sigma
NOVEMBER 20—noon-
Blue—Psi U vs. Lambda
Gold—Alpha Delt vs. Gamma
Frosh Drop
30-25 Call
To Varsity
O VARSITY'S TWO Intermediate A basketball teams
clashed in a preliminary tilt to
the Senior engagement on Wednesday night and Demetrie Elef-
thery's Varsity squad camf
through with a 30-25 victory over
Art Johnson's Frosh crew.
Varsity started strong and
were loading 19-5 at half time,
but the Frosh started to climb
and brought the count up to 27-
25 with two minutes to go. Then
Bill Hooson sank a long one and
... To Drill Team
coupled with Jack Hetherington's
free throw Varsity, went out in
front 30 to 25 just as the final
whistle sounded.
McGeer, Mann and Hethering-
ton were outstanding for the
Varsity squad with 9, 8 and 7
points, respectively. Rlppon and
Kelly were the best of the Frosh
with 7 to 6 points each.
WAD Splash
Party On Nov.
21 At YMCA
staged by the WAD on Saturday, November 21, at the Y.M.C.
A. pool. Helen Matheson, woman's athletic representative, announced yesterday.
The party, more for enjoyment
than as a test of swimming skill,
will feature novelty races and a
few straight dashes. Four girl
teams are expected from sororities, Phrateres, and from hockey
With accent on fun, a good
many girls are expected to tura
out. Teams will be composed of
two or four girls. All Interested
should contact the executive of
the WAD soon.
"Who you shoving?"
"I dunno—what's your name?"
• •   »   •
Joe: "I want to change my name,
Your Honour."
Judgo; "What is it?"
Joe "Joe Stinks."
Juc'"3: "I don't blame you. What
do you want to change it to?"
Joe: "Bill."
• •   •   •
And then there was the Scotchman who always bought one spur
because he figured if one side of
the horse ran, the other would go,
e   VARSITY'S HIGH-FLYING Thunderbirds swarmed all
over Air Force Wednesday night at the Varsity gym, to
come up with their second straight triumph of the week-old
season. Varsity were determined to redeem themselves after
their unimpressive debut last Saturday, and proceded to
out-shoot, out-run, and out-pass the scrappy Fliers.
"•Tomorrow night, they play the       __________________________
feature game at V.A.C. gym when
they take on Nate Singer's Stacy
club. If they scuttle the Shoemen,
they will be In the ooay position of
having beaten every team in the
league except Shores and wtil be
solidly perched at the top of the
league ladder. On the basis of
Wednesday's dash, they should
have Uttle trouble with Stacy's, as
the latter club are rated no better
than Lauries (another Varsity victim), by the five league coaches.....
The game last Wednesday wan
considerably closer than the 53-30
score indicates. For three periods
the Thunderbirds led the Air
Force boys, but not by anything
Uke tne huge margin they finished
up with. The reason tor this is
found in Coach M. L. Van Vliet's
latest strategy which ls to divide
his club Into two teams and play
each team for half the game. The
FUers had a hard enough time
battling one Varsity team but to
engage two of them, a fresh one
every quarter, was a Uttle too
After dropping behind 13-8 at
the end of tiie first quarter, Air
Force played on even terms with
the CoUeglans for the next two
periods, to go into the last canto
behind 32-24. In this last session,
the men of Mayers finaUy wilted
under the .terrific pressure that
they had sustained and vainly
watched Varsity pour in 21 points
to the FUers' 8.
As mentioned above, Mr. Van
VUet divided his boys into two
squads. The first one of these
(guards StUweU and Yorke, centre
Bakken, and forwards Sykes and
Hayward) played the first quarter
and roUed up thirteen points to
their opponents' six. The other
five (guards Franklin and Johnson,
centre Kermode, and forwards
Barton and Robertson, came out
for the second quarter and gathered six points to the Air Forces'
The third session saw the return
of the starting five who played on
even terms with the Airmen, each
side getting thirteen points. The
fourth quarter completed the nosedive of the Fliers.
It would be hard to pick the Individual star of the Thunderbirds.
They ail played well, no man getting leas than three points. It the
time ever comes, when Coach Van
VUet has to pick five regulars, he
wUl have no easy task. There wm
only one-point difference between
the points picked up by his two
lines, Messrs. Franklin, Johnson,
Kermode, Barton, and Robertson
picking up twenty-seven points to
the twenty-six gathered bj Stilwell, Yorke, Bakken, Sykes, and
There was no question as to who
starred for the Air Force. Big
Jim Shuttleworth received that
honor with ridiculous ease. He
sunk one-third ot the twenty-one
field goals he attempted and converted four of his eight free shots.
He was the one thorn in the Varsity flesh and Kermode and Bakken, who aren't exactly slouches,
couldn't touch him. The rest of the
Mayers' men weren't much problem to their Varsity cheeks, although they were dead game and
hustled aU the way.
• Here are the scores with pts
meaning points, pf personal fouls,
afg attempted field goals, cfg converted field goals, Afs attempted
free shots, cfs converted b— shots.
VARSITY     pts pf afg erg afs cfs
Kermode   4 3  11 1    4    2
Barton  ..... 8 • 12 I    8    1
Robertson   9 4   8 4    2    1
Franklin ...... 5 0   9 1   S    1
Johnson   4 18 18    1
Bakken  5 18 2    11
Hayward 3 8   8 111
Sykes   .11 fl  11 4   |    |
Stilwell   4 2   9 12    9
Yorke 3 2    3 18    1
Total  ,  53 13  81 28  24  13
AIRFORCE pts pf afg cfg afs cfs
Shuttleworth   18 2  21    7    8    4
Powell   5 2  18    2    3    1
Pratt   0 4    4    9    10
Fields 4 4    7    12    2
Margetts 3 3    9    111
Hindu   0 3    9    9    0    0
Francis  2 0    3    10    0
Reea   0 0    10    9    0
Scott   0 119    19
Towsend 9 119    0    9
Total   30 20  83  11  18    8
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ground or sagging are dangerous.
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the expert help arrives.
This applies to telephone and guy wires
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If a wire must be moved to save human
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