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The Ubyssey Oct 12, 1944

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UBC Calls All Grads to Homecoming UBC Confers
Degrees Upon
4 Ambassadors
• ANNUAL Homecoming
celebrations will be on
Saturday, October 28, announced Allan Ainsworth,
head of the Homecoming
Homecoming celebrations
take place every fall to enable the University of British
Columbia graduates to renew old acquaintances, to
meet new students, and to
watch the  development  of
their Alma Mater.
Al Ainsworth urges every student who knows a grad to contact him or her soon, The committee wants as many grads as possible to attend.
Tickets for this event will be on
sale both at the AMS office and
Here is the projected program
for the day. It promises to be ev
en better than ever.
At the Varsity stadium there
will be a Football game featuring
Varsity vs. Vancouver All-Stars.
There ls a possibility of a relay
at half-time in which the U.B.C.,
Navy, Army, and Air-force will
The Varsity band will play in
the stands and the Mamooks will
lead the cheering.
The Alumni Assembly annual
meeting  and  banquet  will  take
place in the Brock dining room.
After the Pot-latch there will
be a dance at the Brock.
The presidents of clubs which
are interested in Pot-latch are
asked to contact Al Ainsworth at
12:30 in the Brock today. Rehearsals must start this week. The
theme of this year's Pot-latch will
be Fall Revue in the Old Music
Hall Manner.
On Saturday noon, Big Block
lunches are being held at the
Brock for all men and women
award winners.
No. 9
Allies Disperse   *
Hun Relief Force
•   LONDON, October 12—(BUP)—The Germans were re
ported today to be throwing in reinforcements in a last
minute attempt to stave off the fall of the city of Aachen.
Enemy relief columns, one divis
ion strong, attacked the rim of the
Allied ring of steel drawn around
Aachen after American planes and
massed artillery bombarded the
city in a four hour attack today.
American forces swung away
from the city to engage the relieving enemy troops and first reports
from the battlefield said the American troops had dispersed the relief force after inflicting heavy
A military spokesman said the
German move reflects either great
folly or great necessity.       '
A British United Press correspondent with the American forces
near Aachen said it was apparent
the German High Command intends to fight to the end before
Aachen surrenders. The correspondent reported the Germans
were fighting like madmen to pry
open a path for relieving forces.
Another correspondent reported
a pall of smoke covered the city
after expiration of the 24-hour
ultimatum given the garrison, and
the subsequent dive-bombing and
shelling of the city. The air attack
has been called the greatest single
demonstration of air might since
Cassino, and a warning to other
German cities if they refuse unconditional surrender terms.
American armed forces today announced another victory over German military power. The army air
force reported that the last Ger
man weather station on Greenland
was found and captured last week.
The German High Command will
now have to depend on submarines
or long-range reconnaissance planes
for weather Information.
• WASHINGTON,  October  12-
(UP)—President Roosevelt has
told a group of Polish-American
leaders that Poland must be reconstituted as a great nation.
Mr. Roosevelt added that the
Polish situation is clouded at the
present—or as he put lt "Nobody
here has accurate information
about everything that is going on
in Poland."
But he assured the Polish leaders that no part of Poland or her
population would be disposed of
or transferred to another nation.
He concluded: "World opinion is
going back to that objective, not
only to reconstitute Poland as a
strong nation, but also as a representative and peace-loving nation."
• LONDON,  October  12-(BUP)
—Russian  troops are reported
by Moscow to have smashed to
within one-half mile of the border
of East Prussia south of the Nie-
men River.
• LONDON, October 12—(BUP)
—The Moscow Radio reportejl
late today that Bulgaria had accepted peace terms offered her
from Russia, Great Britain and the
United States.
Grad Relates Meeting
Famous French Author
•   DR.   D.   O.   EVANS   of  the   Department   of  Modern
Languages has received a letter from Lester Pronger,
a 1941 Honours graduate who relates of a meeting with Andre
Gide, a famous man of letters.
Lester, now a lieutenant with the     _^_^__^__^^___^___
Canadian army in Italy, graduated
from   Varsity   with   honours   in
French and German. His sister Ivy
is in her fourth year.
Pronger met the famous author
in Algiers. He had received a
letter of recommendation to one
Commandant Daru, and through a
hint he dropped he was able to
get Daru to arrange a meeting for
h:m with Gide.
Gide answered the door. Although Pronger had "approached
the interview with some considerable trepidation", Gide made him
at home and they "were soon chatting away."
Pronger describes Gide as "an
old man, but fairly spry." He
spoke a slow guttural French and
smoked Camel cigarettes. He seemed very interested in Pronger, and
asked him where he had studied.
Although Gide used a little English in the course of the conversation, when Pronger switched to
his own language Gide asked him
to continue in French. They talked
about Algiers, and Rome, and
Pronger's plans for the future.
During their talk they discussed
English literature, and Pronger
mentioned one of his favorite
books "Lorna Doone", which Gide
had not read. Gide took down the
name of book and author for future
Gide has just finished writing
"Thesee", a "mythological fantasy".
It will be published in New York.
fllcGill Row
200 Vears Old
• MONTREAL, October 11
—(CUP) — Ceremonies
were held in Montreal recently to commemorate the
two hundredth anniversary
of the birth of James McGill,
founder of the renowned university which bears h i s
This week from all over the Dominion hundreds of graduates are
planning to gather on the McGill
campus to pay homage to its originator. The university was at one
time a 4fi-acre estate on a bleak
mountainside whLeh belonged to
a rich Scottish immigrant who
had made his fortune in fur trad-.
On his death James McGill left
his estate and ten thousand pounds
to establish a centre of learning
which, through his interest and
through the vigilant and unselfish
servioj rendered by its chancellors,
eventually became the distinguished university that it is today.
Friday the 13 th' Jinxei Varsity
• "WHEEEOOOOEEEEOOW"—If you are superstitious about
Friday the 13th you'U make the sign of the croes to ward off
the banshee even though more cynical fellow-students assure you
it's merely the two o'clock siren.
If you don't get out of bed on Friday on the same aide
you got in It the night before you had better get back and stay
there for the rest of the day because you are Jinxed for sure.
AU the black cats on the campus for "guinea pig" purposes
will be locked up over Friday by special decree of Dr. Dolman,
head of the Bacteriology, for the protection of nervous students.
If It rains this Friday (and after all this Is Vancouver),
don't drop your umbrella and don't put it up inside a building
or this will be your unlucky day.
If the party Is late enough and when you're wandering
home In the cool pre-dawn you hear a cock crow don't expect
to get away with that story about running out of gas because
a cock-crow before dawn is a sure harbinger of 111 luck.
Add a warning to Aggie students: don't wash out the milk
pall In a trout stream or the milk will curdle.
So If broken mirrors and crossed knives scare you ward off
the evil spirits with an amulet of molluka beans. They are
guaranteed sure protection by Amalgamated Broomstlck-rlders of
Statistics Prove Students
Becoming Camera Shy
•   STATISTICS recently tabled by the International Society
of Repulsively Inquisitive Reporters prove conclusively
that the University of British Columbia is unquestionably
the most camera shy campus on the continent.
In   fact,   ISPIR   representatives       __^_______________^__^_
insist, students of UBC are positively scared stiff of a camera.
Results from South America and
the eastern hemisphere are not yet
fully tabulated, but current odds
on Wall Street are five to three
that UBC will take the international honors hands down.
Statisticians base their assumption on the fact that UBC has by
far the highest index of sensitivity ever recorded anywhere in the
world. (Index calculated by dividing the number of deans at
the university by the number of
students on a University bus, and
subtracting anything that looks
as if it might be subtracted.)
Anyhow it's about time students
and this includes freshmen stopped
being   camera   shy   and   started
Brock Offenders
Lose AMS Passes
• A.M.S. passes of all students eating their lunches in the Brock
lounge  have  been confiscated!
Reliable sources state that more
will fall into their hands if this
Eat in the Caf. The lounge is
not for lunches.
SPC Holds Camp
Oct. 14 Weekend
• DISCUSSIONS on postwar reconstruction will
be featured in the Social
Problems Club Fall Camp
being held this week-end
from October 14-15 at Ocean
Arising out of the SPC general
meeting tomorrow, at which Dr.
G. B. Switzer and Don McGill will
discuss post-war peace plans, the
talks at the camp will delve into
actual proposals and concrete suggestions.
All club members are asked to
come and anyone else who is interested will be more than welcome. The Moorehouse Stage
leaves New Westminster for the
camp at 6:00 p.m. Saturday and
the interurban will connect with
the bus depot. There will be no
charge for food.
And, as an afterthought, they
might even wander over to the
Brock and get their pictures taken
CURlDfl Holds
fflixer Saturday
• A MIXER sponsored by the
University of British Columbia branch of the Canadian Uni-
versty Returned Men's Association
will be held this Saturday in the
This dance is being held so thai
university students may have an
opportunity to meet the returned
The mixer is the first in a series of affairs to be sponsored by
the CURMA. It will begin at 8:30.
Manitobans Present
'lolanthe' This Year
• WINNIPEG, Sept. 30.-CUP-
The Gtee Club of the University of Manitoba has chosen the
Gilbert and Sullivan favorite "lolanthe" for its operatic presentation this year. This university
production is a very popular event
with Winnipeg music lovers. It
will be presented early in the second term.
Dr. Todd . . .
•   THE AMBASSADORS to Canada of four of the United
Nations have been invited to accept honorary degrees
at the fall Congregation of the University of British Columbia
on October 25.
.. The Honorable Ray Atherton, U.
S. ambassador, Dr. Liu Shih Shun
of China, the Right Honorable
Malcolm MacDonald of Great
Britain, and Gregori I. Tounkin,
ambassador to Russia, have been
Mr. Atherton and Dr. Liu have
both accepted.
. Major-General Pearkes, Commander-in-Chief of Pacific Command has also been Invited to receive a degree.
Congregation this year will embody two ceremonies. The annual
conferring of degrees to those not
eligible to receive them in the
spring will be combined with the
Installation of the President, Dr.
Norman A. .MacKenzie.
After his installation by Chancellor Hamber, Dr. MacKenzie will
give an address.
The ceremony, starting at 2:45 on
October 25 will be held in the University Gymnasium and will open
with the entry of the candidates
for degrees.
They will be followed onto the
platform by the Chancellor, the
President, the Lieutenant-Governor, members of the Senate, and
members of the Faculty.
After the congregational address
will come the conferring of the
An afternoon tea will be held
after the ceremony.
UBC Applauds
Dr. Sevitzky
music Program
• DR. FABIEN Sevitzky,
conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra,
led the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra before an
appreciative audience of students in the university auditorium yesterday.
Dr. Sevitzky, who is the conductor for the first two concerts of
the 1944-45 season of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, very
kindly donated his services. This
gesture was greatly appreciated
by the university.
The orchestra's program consisted of Overture to Russian and
Ludmilla, Glinka; Unfinished
Symphony (first movement),
Schubert; Suite for Strings, Cor-
elli; Two Aramaic Poems, McDonald; Nutcracker Suite, Tschai-
kowsky; Fragments from Damnation of Faust, Berlioz,
Laok of Help
Closes Canteen
• THE   CANTEEN   WILL   not
function this year.   Last year
women students served coffee and
doughnuts to weary soldiers of
the COTC every Saturday. This
was done to raise funds for the
Red Cross Corps.
By raising money in this way
the Canteen was able to ^o away
with Self-denial Days. Unfortunately the work was too hard and
there are not enough students who
have done this work before interested this year. It is probable that
Self-denial Days will again take
the place of the Canteen.
. Plans Convocation
Oregonian news
Bureau Relates
Student Doings
• EUGENE, Oregon, October 12—(CUP)—Parents of prominent University
of Oregon students too busy
to write home find in their
home town papers news of
their sons and daughters
which is really news to them.
This is usually the work of
the University news bureau
operated on the Oregon
Originally University publicity
was handled by one man, usually
a journalism professor. Later the
bureau was established and moved
to its present location.
Whenever lists of names appear
or any news about students is
learned, local newspapers receive
stories about the students mentioned from the locality. All Oregon daily and weekly papers receive this service, as well as nearby Washington, California, and
Idaho papers. Depending upon its
importance, news is sent to farther
Using the University of Oregon
student publication, the "Oregon
Emerald", as the primary source of
student news, the bureau staff
checks and rewrites news, and also
covers the campus. Student correspondents for the Portland Oregonian and the Journal work in
connection with the news bureau,
but are hired by the papers.
WUS Plans Tea
Dance For Oct. 24
• IN AID of the Red Cross society on the campus, WUS will
hold a tea dance in the Brock
Lounge from 3:30 to 5:30 on October 24. WUS hopes to engage
Jack Cohen's Varsity orchestra for
the occasion.
There will be a ticket-selling
competition between the executives of each year on WUS.
All members of the Publications
Board attending the special journalism lecture, Friday, the 13th,
meet in the Pub today at 12:30.
Sir William Mulock Dies
University of Toronto Mourns Chancellor
•    TORONTO,   October   11—(CUP)—The   University   of
Toronto mourns its aged Chancellor, Canada's "Grand
Old Man" Sir William Mulock who passed away last week
at the age of 101.
The son of Doctor Thomas
Mulock, a native of King's County,
Ireland, and Mary, daughter of
John Cawthra, MLA, William
Mulock was born in the village of
Bond Head, Simcoe County, Ontario.
Following his graduation from
the University of Toronto in 1863
as a gold medallist in modern languages, he entered Osgoode Hall
and was called to the Bar in 1868.
Three years later, having obtained
his M.A., he accepted a position as
examiner and later received a lectureship in Law.
He went to Ottawa as Liberal
member for North York in 1882,
and was re-elected in 1887. 1891,
1900, and 1905. In 1896 be became
Postmaster General in Sir Wilfred
Laurier's Cabinet. It was on his
motion two years later that the
Inter-Imperial Postage Conference
in London adopted penny postage
throughout the British Empire.
A member of the Senate of the
University since 1873, Sir William
was: elected Vice-Chancellor in 1881
and re-elected continuously until
the pressure of other public duties
forced his retirement in 1900.
Increasingly for 20 years the popular embodiment of the university
as well as its Chancellor, Sir William Mulock in his last days could
look back over an association with
the University of Toronto that exactly matched its own phenomenal
growth. Page Two
Thursday, October 12, 1944
• from the editor's pen » » »
A State of Mind
If you are one of the many students who
have been pestered by Ubyssey reporters
during the past week asking your opinion
on the printing of world news in your campus newspaper, we hasten to reassure you
that we are not conducting a mass disturbance campaign. It is merely the latest development in our chronic, insatiable craving
to please everybody, everywhere, at the
same time. We wanted to know if what we
call the broadening of UBC's sphere of
awareness had met with the approval of
those' we so presumptiously attempted to
We have attempted to provide for our
readers a few glimpses of the outside world,
free of charge, with their regular dose of
varsity news. In the absence of an effective
morning paper circulation in this district,
we feel that it is a service meriting the
money and time spent. This service includes
not only war news, but also feature news
of the world of art, music, drama and science,
most of which is rarely seen in any of
Vancouver's three papers.
Our three issues a week give us space
for these articles without deleting from our
varsity coverage. To see if this was appreciated our reporters have been on the
go for some time. Results are not yet in,
but will be published as soon as possible.
One student, at least we assume he was
a student, wrote into the paper anonimously
the other day to claim that Ubyssey editors
were being hoodwinked into printing war
news that is stale. This attitude shows
clearly how habit-forming the daily newspaper has become in modern times and how
completely the newspapers have "hoodwinked" the public Into believing that what they
read at tiie moment is what ia happening on
the other side of the world.
It is a public state of mind which has
been brought on by every newspaper device
in existence from the style of head line
writing to the actual composition of stories.
Newspapers write heads in the present tense
and put the date of issue on every story
no matter when the action occurred or they
would go out of business under the ugly
stain of "stale news".
And a newspaper is nothing more than
a business. If Vancouver readers knew that
their war news is rationed proportionately
for both afternoon papers and morning
papers, so that both will receive goodly
amounts of "hot" news, they might read
their papers with an air of uncertainty as to
just what is going on in .this world. News
is budgeted, held for release, and pushed
around by modern journalists here and there
—all over the world—while the reader picks
up his afternoon paper every day at five
p.m. and is satisfied that he has all the
world's happenings of the past few hours
at his finger tips.
He is reading what happened 12 hours
ago, or what was released 12 hours ago but
happened the day before and held because
the afternoon paper had enough of its ration
that day. Only great news breaks, invasions,
assassinations, etc., move over the wires immediately—and then if they do not hit a
deadline they are late.
And what war news does the Ubyssey
print? The morning paper ration, which is
the best for the news breaks on this coast,
appears in your campus paper, You read
this at noon at the latest, which is just five
hours before the next ration is fed to the
public. If you do not receive a morning
paper, the Ubyssey will inform you of the
world's events.
Tschaikowsky, too
One of the first of what we hope will
become feature noon hour attractions on
this campus was enjoyed by UBC students
Wednesday when the Vancouver Symphony
Society presented a varied program of good
music under the direction of Dr. Fabien
Sevitzky, conductor of the Indianapolis
Symphony Orchestra.
This program was a novelty for our
campus. It has been several years since such
music has been heard near UBC halls. All
students who enjoyed the program should
remember that it was a great treat for UBC
and presented at a price low enough to
please the pocket of any student. Our thanks
go out to the Vancouver Symphony Society
• and to Dr. Sevitzky.
There are very few people nowadays
who, no matter how much they thrill at
"popular" music, do not fail to be entertained at what is called "long hair stuff". Although it is not our favorite type of music
we do appreciate the great works of those
of another age.
Perhaps some day the jiving youth of
1944 will cease twirling for a moment to
realize that even Tschaikowsky had rhythm.
We do not mean to josh at thoie who jive.
Music for the moment can be just as entertaining as that for the ages. To our mind,
that is the purpose of music, and any music
which entertains, is good music.
in  all  SeriOUSheSS By Denis Blunden
• COUNTRY LIFE is wonderful. No
street cars to catch, no telephones to
answer, no light bulbs to burn out, and
nothing to do. From the low moo-ing of
cows outside the window to the sighing of
the wind through the virgin timber, country
life is wonderful.
In the dusty, dirty city
where men and women toil
unceasingly amidst unpure
air, the pure delights of
country life are frequently
forgotten. City folk are too
overtaxed with doing something for a living and rushing around hither and yon
in a frenzy to enjoy living
They are woefully ignorant of the aesthetic thrills to
be had by walking down a country lane ten
paces behind a herd of cows or tramping
through the underbrush keeping tune with
the melodic buzzing of a swarm of hornets.
Alas! Too long have the city dwellers
been cooped up in stuffy steam heated
apartments and forced to walk three blocks
for vegetables. The country people have
merely to cut down a tree, saw it into blocks,
chop it into slabs, carry it through bush to
the woodshed and chop it into pieces to get
plenty of heat in the kitchen stove. The
country wife has merely to step out into
the garden, pick her way through rows and
rows of beans and cabbages, stoop and pull
up a carrot. How nice when compared with
the hard row metropolitan dwellers have to
There is, however, one drawback to the
country life, one which every good citizen
of Vancouver must have encountered on any
trip to the hinterland.
This drawback is generally placed in a
position so that the traveller roust walk
through wet grass, the chicken run, the
petunia bed, and the rose garden until he
finally arrives at the destination.
The leaning tower of the farm is invariably situated demurely in a protecting
clump of trees, which, while they afford
ample protection and surroundings for such
an institution, never fail to conceal a hornet's
nest, a bird's nest, a family of squirrels,
caterpillars, snakes, bugs, insects, a stray
cat, and a wandering hen.
All these wild nuisances consider the
small abode protection from the wintry
blasts, and all never fail to congregate in
friendly fashion to greet the weary traveller
on his daily jaunt.
Many a city visitor has suffered the
consequences rather than face the ordeal of
having a menacing queen bee come suddenly
through the star or moon cut in the door,
bent on seemingly horrible purposes. Not
that many people don't mind having a queen
bee as company in such confined quarters,
but such is the perversity of bees that they
never can be persuaded to go out the same
star or moon they came in, and thus the
whole termination of the traveller's time is
spent gazing in apprehension as the little
bee buzzes menacingly from corner to
corner, presumably looking for the bee's
Although why any self-respecting bee
should chance to think of finding his lost
home in such a place is beyond any
traveller's comprehension. Nevertheless,
bees must rank as one of the prime pests
of the country when they begin to search
for stray honeysuckle in the little grass
shack around the corner and in the clump
of trees.
But in spite of the one great drawback
of country life, there is no doubt but what
it is the healthier way to live. And here we
ask why do not people all live in the
country? People are too lazy. It is too
much work to cut the wood, plant the
garden, milk the cow, and travel overland
to the damp abode hidden in the clump of
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Letters To
The Editor
The Ubyasey,
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Madam,
This ln answer to your letter
of Sept. 29 concerning the setup
of our campus, the University of
Edmonton. Our campus, as you
probably know, Is considerably
smaller than that of U.B.C. And
it is right in the city, although
right on the edge of the suburb,
the "South Side." But to begin
with my story.
If a student came anew to our
campus he would first notice an
old building with two lofty turrets
on the front. This is "St. Steve's"
(or St. Stephen's College, ln more
formal form). This serves as a
residence both for students and
as a nursing home for the staff of
the University of Alberta Hospital.
Behind this building U St. Joe's
where students also may reside,
but part of which is used by the
Department of Education.
Directly opposite St. Joe's is
the Medical Building which harbours the meds, dents, honours
chem, biochemistry, zoology, and
botany students. Here they take
most of their lecture and laboratory work and are provided with
small specialized libraries belonging to each department. For the
benefit of interested students are
museums of specimens carefully
collected and preserved by thc
various department heads. Some
of the professors make realistic
models of uncommon specimens
for their own museums. Many
outsiders make use of the dental
clinic here, too.
Behind the Medical Building
lies a series of long, narrow buildings. The first of these is the
University's radio broadcasting station, CKUA. From here the students themselves put on several
weekly broadcasts including quizzes, plays, and Provincial news,
The next of the buildings is
the power house where enough
electricity is generated to supply
the whole campus with steam
heating and lighting. Part of this,
building and part of the next are
used wholly by the engineers—
civils, electricals, miners, etc. The
House Eccers arid Aggies share the
second of these buildings and oftentimes one can hear the weird
conversations of the civils, In the
middle of a house ec. lecture, as
their voices drift through the thin
Last, but not least, of this series
of   buildings   is   the   agricultural
lab.  This also houses the genetics
lab where thousands of Drosopho-
la  Melanogasters are counted by
the students every year.
Yours very sincerely,
Sylvia Gowan,
CUP Editor, The Gateway.
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That's what a lot of people would like
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Well, here's the answer) Our power is
the harnessed energy of water, which
normally abounds in our streams and
This year rain and snowfall was abnormally light—almost a third less than
usual, yet the demands for power have
never been greater in the history of
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MB-44 Thursday, October 12, 1944
nurses Take
Highest Honors
In B.C. Exams
• TWO of the members of
the University of British
Columbia nursing classes received top honors in the recent Registered Nursing exams. They are Miss Mary
Hawkins   and   Miss   Ennis
Mary Hawkins took first place
among all the nurses of the province. She formerly received the
prize for excellence in Theory and
Practice when she graduated from
the Vancouver General Hospital.
In the same examinations Ennis
Gullock came third in the list.
Both girls are entering their sixth
year of the combined course and
are taking degrees in Public
This is the second time in twelve
years that a student of the Nursing
class at the University has come
first in the R.N. exams.
S.P.C. Discusses
Pott-War Plans
• THERE WILL be a meeting
of the Social Problems Club
Friday 13 ln Arts 100. Everyone interested in post-war planning should attend this meeting.
Tht speakers at the meeting will
be Dr. G. B. Switzer, past president of the League of Nations Society, and minister in Point Grey
district, and Don McGUl, president of the International Relations Club.
Phil Morris, chairman of S.P.C.
will preside over the meeting. The
topic will ba "We prepare for
peace," and is the key note to the
whole aeries of discussions that
will follow.
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card last Tuesday near bus stop,
i'lease return to AMS office. Urgent.
Page Three
'Prince* Michael Visions
Island Monte Carlo
United Press Staff Correspondent
• LONDON October 11—(UP)—In these hectic days when
royal houses are tottering and crumbling or barely
existing in exile throughout the world from the chaotic
Balkans to the Japanese-occupied realm of Sarawak, a new
dynasty has been founded and a new kingdom created.
Prince    Michael    I,    self-styled
Archers Compete
In I.T.fl. Tourney
O UBC WOMEN have once a-
gain been Invited to participate
in the Intercollegiate Telegraphic
Archery tournament, held annually among Canadian universities
and colleges.
Each college selects one or more
teams of eight archers, and holds
its shoot on the campus, sending
in the results to the University of
Western Ontario, headquarters for
the contest.
The Ladles Columbia Round is
taken as the basis for the competition, each round to consist of
twenty-four arrows at 30, 40 and
M yards.
UBC has placed second in this
contest for the past two ^years.
Results for the tournament must
be In Toronto by November 11, so
all women archers who are interested should start practising Immediately.
New Brunswick
Chief Appointed
13—Successor to Dr. MacKenzie, UBCs new president, as head
of the University of New Brunswick will be Brigadier Milton F.
Gregg, M.C. Brig. Gregg, veteran
of two world wars, has relinquished for this purpose his
peace-time post as Sergeant-at-
Arms ln the House of Commons.
Prior to accepting his new position Brigadier Gregg waa camp
commandant at the Infantry Training School at Vernon.
Shopping   with Mary Ann
• PRETTY-AS-A-picture coeds
can look prettier than ever In
a Kals glamour photograph. The
Kals Photography Studio, 933 West
Georgia, specializes in emphasizing special charms and every coed with an overseas heart Interest
can rival the most beautiful Petty
girl with a Kals photograph of
herself .... That dark Psi U has
been naughty again. After telling
his fraternity brothers that he had
an appointment with some old fa
mily friends and couldn't come to
a meeting on time he was painfully embarrassed when he discovered the reason why people had
been smiling slyly at him while
he was on his way—late—to the
meeting. The reason was a coy
smudge of lipstick on his cheek.
The brothers were not convinced
.... But your man will be convinced of your charms if you send
him a Kals glamour photograph
of yourself.
•   •   •   •
• B.M. CLARKE'S carry at all
times a wide lingerie selection
for discriminating co-eds. Stocks
are low at present but quality is
as always, high, and B.M. Clarke's
remind co-eds of the fancy-catching selection of lingerie, housecoats and other types of feminine
apparel which will be shipped in
shortly .... Puzzled and bewildered by the ways of university
life is the little freshman who
went to a mixer with the little
blond   freshette . . A   big   bold
*   *
• FOR STEPPING-out this fall,
step in to Rae-Son's Mezzanine floor and look over their selection of velvet sling pumps with
matching bags .... One Varsity
male was directing appreciative
comment toward the beautiful
young photography assistant taking
names for Totem pictures the oth-
• SMART CO-EDS will smarten
up their new Fall suits with
the tricky new lapel watches. You
won't be late for lectures if you
hang one of the Maison Henri's
timepieces complete with bow on
your lapel .... Queer confidences
are heard over sorority tables
about this time of the year. Said
one sweet rushee "He never asks
scienceman came along and deviously informed the poor lad that
he, the scienceman was taking she,
the freshette home. And then to
add more insult, back came the
scienceman later to the mixer after taking the girl home ....
ff.M. Clarke's welcome co-eds to
visit their stores at all times. The
lucky co-ed might even find one
of those luscious housecoats miraculously left unnoticed in the
shopping rush.
er day. He wasn't very embar-
ressed when he discovered that
she was the photographer's wife
.... Ideal for cocktail parties and
special evenings are these smart
accessories In a variety of colors.
They are found on the Mezzanine
Floor priced at $7.95 for shoes and
$9.75 and $10.75 for the bags.
me out, he doesn't write or phone,
and yet I know he loves me." ■ . .
He'll ask you out if he sees you
in the new plastic sets from the
Maison Henri. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings are matched in
a variety of pastel shades to please
the heart of any costume-conscious co-ed at the Maison Henri,
608 Granville.
Brown leather wallet with zipper, in the Science Building on
Thursday afternoon. Contained
sum of money and registration
card. Urgently needed. Please return to the AMS office or to C.
A. Lewis.
Red Parker eversharp and a
blue pen in a black leather case.
Please return to the AMS office.
Theatres Reduce
Price For Students
•   STUDENTS attending university may now use their student
passes at Famous Player's Theatres.
Call at the office of the Alma
Mater Society in the Brock Building to get your pass. When students have shown their sessional
fee receipt they will be issued
"Prince of the Saltees," is the new
Prince Mike fits Into the Prince
Mike tradition made famous by
Mike Romanoff, Hollywood restaurateur and general entrepreneur.
The Prince of the Saltees is an
ex - newsboy from Tottenham
Court Road, London's Third Ave.,
and former dishwasher ln Lyon's
Corner House, the British equivalent of Child's.
And in the past he has often
stretched out his royal frame on
a hard bench on the Thames Embankment to snatch a few hours
sleep at night.
But he does have a kingdom—an
exceptional achelvement for 'most
any royal house these days. It is a
700-acre Saltee island which Mike
has Just purchased from the Eire
Government Lands Commission.
Born plain Michael Neale in
County Wexford, Ireland, some 33
years ago, he added Prince to his
baptismal names and today is a
chemical manufacturer as well as
being a sizable landowner.
"Don't be daft, me boy," Michael's mother used to say to him.
But from the time he was 10, Mike
would just laugh and persist in
his penchant for owning one of
the Saltees.
Now that he hs realized his ambition, he intends to create there
"the Irish Monte Carlo."
The Saltees* are just off the
southeast coast of Eire in St.
George's Channel about 100 miles
from Dublin.
"I propose to have my own flag,"
Prince Michael says, "and also my
own coat of arms."
"My employees on the island
will wear uniforms. I will also
issue my own coins, which, of
course, will be merely token money for island purposes."
Elaborating on his plans, Neale
says, "When my scheme gets going
it will be my object to attract
wealthy American, British, Irish,
and Continental visitors.
"I propose to build a casino and
put all my energy and Initiative
into making the island one of the
best exclusive holiday resorts in
This is going to take some doing,
because today Mike's kingdom is
in a wild virgin state. It Is one of
the great bird sanctuaries of Europe. Huge clouds of birds swirl
around the 400-foot cliffs which
rise sheer from the sea where they
have their nests.
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.Thursday, October 12, 1944
the gospel.
according to LUKE MOYLS
•   TIME WAS when these characters who think they can
look into the future made plenty of dough out of Joe
Q. Public by squinting into crystal balls and teacups, by
reading the open palms of unsuspecting citizens, or even by
playing around with some cards.
And they tell me there are still a few such characters
around these days, and they are still drawing the folding
stuff out of people's pockets.
Myself, I never notice them. After all, any fool knows
they can't possibly forecast what's going to happen tomorrow,
especially when they use crystal balls, teacups, open palms
or cards.
However, the latter system (the one with the cards)
seems to appeal to me. Not that I am a card sharp, or even
a card, period. But, I always did have a strong liking for
Cards, except of course when the Yankees were in the
World Series.
Shuffle Up Those Cards, Ma
Only a week ago the Card-system appealed to me much
more than somewhat. In fact, it appealed to me so much
that I went ahead and made a rash statement which revealed
that I would eat my column if the St. Louis Cardinals didn't
take the St. Louis Browns in six games.
I convinced myself I couldn't lose. After all, people
sometimes die from indigestion. And I had to consider J. T.
Scott, the B.T.O. (big-time operator) of this sheet. He might
get mad with a dead sports editor on his hands, and you know
what happens when J. T. gets mad.
In spite of my strong convictions, I have to admit I was
a little worried there for a while. I wasn't so sure whether
the Brownies would be able to snatch two gtftnes from the
Red Birds, especially after they dropped the second tilt. But
when they managed to take the third, I breathed much easier.
Must Be Something In It
After that, it was a cinch for St. Louis. The Missouri
boys couldn't help but take the World's Championship. How
could St. Louis miss with two clubs in the fight. Which reminds me of some bright character who approached me on
the Campus last Friday and said he had his money on St.
Louis. What a big, fat, sloppy fnumph!
Hokay, so I guessed right in my first attempt at this
fortune-telling racket, but do I haul in any of those shekels
I am supposed to be getting? Natch! You didn't think I'd
slip up on a sure thing like the Cards, did you? Oh, you DID.
Well I didn't.
So now I am Luke the Prophet, but I'm not the only
seer on this campus. Bud McLeod, Thunderbird and Cross
Country expert, doesn't exactly make probing the future his
occupation, but maybe he should because he's got me beat
in this respect. Much to the detriment of his Pater, Bud has
picked the winner of every World Series since 1932. What
a star . . . what a prophet!
So there must be something in this racket. Whatever
it is, it must be in the CARDS.
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Competition For Varsity
•   VARSITY'S  RED-HOT  soccer  squad  opens  up  this
season's competition Saturday afternoon at Callister Park
at 3 o'clock when they bump into their strongest opposition,
the Navy. The Blue and Gold outfit will be out for victory
Saturday, for if they can beat the HMCS Discovery boys,
they should have little trouble in mopping up the rest of
the loop. _____________________
• JACK McKERCHER, veteran of many a McKechnie Cup
battle as a star play-maker with Varsity rugger squads,
is back at UBC again this year. Jack has been putting this
year's crop of punters through their paces, training them for
a gruelling season in search of the McKechnie Cup.
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
Start Miller Cup Series
UBC, Varsity Open Rugby
At Brockton on Saturday
• VARSITY'S double-barreled
Rugger Club swings into action Saturday afternoon as UBC
tangles with the powerful Ex-Britannia XV in the opener at 2:15
and Varsity takes on Vancouver
Rowing Club in the second feature at 3:30 at the Brockton Point
Arrangements are also being
made for Homecoming, which is
slated for October 28. Originally,
it was intended that the Varsity
squad take on Victoria's stalwarts,
but it seems that the Islanders are
having a little trouble in forming
a league due to the shortage of
However, It is now arranged to
have Vancouver All-Stars visit the
Varsity Stadium for an exhibition
game on the big day two weeks
Although the lineups for the
two Blue and Gold outfits aren't
set as yet, it is expected that the
clubs will be lined up at a meeting to be held in A104 tomorrow
at noon.
This year's coach for the English
Rugger enthusiasts is Dan Bos well,
who coached Victoria Reps, winners of the McKechnie Cup, last
season. Jack McKercher, one of
last year's stars, has returned to
Varsity and Is assisting the teams
In preparing for the tough season.
So far, the Rugger squads have
had eight practices with good turnouts at all of them. Both teams
are   confident   of   victory   in   the
four-team loop which opens competition for the Miller Cup on Saturday. Varsity copped the Trophy
last season, and it looks like a repeat performance this year.
However, the Sailor^ are not to
be trifled with. On their smart
line-up they have such stars as
Don Matheson, Denny Rogers, Ken
Webb, Len Coombes and Miller
McGill. Matheson is considered
the finest roundballer on the
Coast, and his mates aren't
Matheson, Webb and Coombes
starred this summer with the Navy
lacrosse squad which battled
through to the finals against
Salmonbellies. .Matheson was also
the most valuable boxla player of
the season.
Last Saturday, however, the Students ran down the Tars to the
tune of three goals to one. But
the Sailors were without Matheson and Rogers. So the Lads will
really have to fight for their old
Alma Mammy If they expect to
win Saturday's tiff.
To counteract the strong crew
from HMCS Discovery, Varsity
will have Herb Smith, one of the
finest foal-tenders in the city, Roy
Corrlgan and Russ Bagan, who
went straight from Junior Football to the Coast League last season.
Then there's Don Petrie, Cy Olliver, Pat Campbell, Art Hole, Emit
Tautorus, Chuck Benny and Bob
Robinson. Besides these, there ls
a possibility that Reg Clarkson
will turn out, ln which case he will
take over the left half position.
UBC, the second soccer squad,
will play an exhibition match at
Wilson Park on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, when they will
take on Sears. The second squad
is not to be trifled with either.
On this lineup there will be just
as many stars as on the first club
and the calibre will be almost
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freshmen Prep
for Hoop Loop
• THE NUCLEUS of an up-and-
coming Frosh basketball team
had its first official practice on
Tuesday. From the exhibition the
boys put on, it looks like a big
year for Varsity in Inter 'A' ball
this season.
Seemingly, only two things separate the Freshmen from the title.
One is the lack of a coach. The
other is the scarcity of compeUtion
in the loop.
Maury Van VUet who was out
with the boys on Tuesday was
favourably Impressed with the
show. He said that with the
material the Freshmen have to
start with, there should be nothing
to stop them from finishing on
top of the league.
The Frosh will be without the
services of Pat McGeer, Eddie
Ryan and Reg Clarkson who will
be learning the tricks of Senior
'A' ball. However there is lots of
strength left with such boys as
Fred Bossons, Herb Capozzi and
Jerry Stevenson.
There's another practice tonight
at 4:30 boys, so let's have everybody out.
12:30—Kappa Sigma vs. Zeta Psi
Alpha Delta Phi vs. Psi Upsilon
VOLLEYBALL-(Red League)-
12:30—Mu Phi vs. Delta Upsilon
Iota vs. Sigma Phi Delta
12.30—Iota vs. Engineers
Phi Kappa Sigma vs. Phi Gamma Delta
VOLLEYBALL—1st Year Arts vs. Commerce
Agriculture vs. Home Ec.
TABLE TENNIS-2nd Year Arts vs. 3rd Year Arts
BADMINTON—4th Year Arts vs. Nursing
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• AN IMPORTANT practice of
all those boys turning out for
Inter 'A' or Inter 'B' Basketball
will be held today, Thursday, in
the gym. Time is 4:30. Maury Van
Vliet, who will work out with the
Inter 'A's' and Pete McGeer,, Inter 'B' coach, ask that everyone
report even if he can't attend the
practice so that they will know
who wants to play. Don't forget
to come out and bring anyone
that you  think   might play.
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19. Finder please return to Library and exchange said coat for
his  own.   No  triflers.
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