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The Ubyssey Sep 21, 1944

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 Freshmen Offenders Face Punishment Tonight
Face Fate
• PINK bonnets and baby
bottles will take the spotlight Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
when coeds assemble in the
Auditorium for the annual
Little Sister supper held
under the auspices of WUS.
Haggard upperclasswomen
will accompany the little cooing darlings who must be arrayed in attire appropriate to
children of kindergarten age.
Wustapo, laying their rubber
truncheons aside till a more appropriate time, will Introduce the
Big Show on the Auditorium stage.
Brilliant satire and witty comedy
will be presented in the form of
three skits by Aggie, Home Economics and Arts Thespians. The
Aggies promise wholesome entertainment. Several Academy A-
ward pictures have been rushed
up from Hollywood for the great
After this super-colossal entertainment the girls will adjourn to
the Caf where tables will groan
under a gargantuan* repast. Mr.
Underhill, sparing no expense, has
called In leading chefs from all
over the continent.
Having feasted lavishly the gurgling babes must prepare for the
Infinitely horrible climax of the
evening, the Inquisition.
Medieval torture chambers have
been constructed under the direction of Mary Dolmage, Chief Executioner. Miss Dolmage has prepared for this executive position
by years of service in paper-hanging and before that in the Protestant purge in old Spain.
Wicked freshettes who have contravened the laws of good behavior on the campus with such a
heinous ottence aa appearing with
make-up will be brought before
the tribunal and- have meted out
to them dire punishment whether
convicted or not.
All those freshettes who have
recovered from the sight of their
unfortunate comrades' hideous
deaths will be permitted to join
in the sing-song of victory perpetrated by ghoulish upperclasswomen rejoicing in the orgies of
Varsity Training
Shortens Basic
• ASSURANCE that university military training
will shorten the basic training of students who enter the
armed forces was officially
given by navy, army, and air
force at the Conference of
Commanding Officers of University Training Units held
in Ottawa on September 7
and 8.
This means that students going
active from the UNTD, COTC, or
UAS will receive credit for the
time they have put in with university training units. In the past
there have been complaints that
COTC men who joined up at the
end of the year were placed in the
same groups as men with no military  training  whatsoever.
Lieut.-Col. G. M. Shrum, conference representative from the
University of British Columbia,
stated that military training on
the university campus will continue much as in previous year3.
the day.
Give Geography I
As Lab Course
• GEOGRAPHY   1,   prerequisite
for most geography courses, Is
given this year as a laboratory
science. This portion of the course
includes elementary map-making,
and reading; a study of the common minerals, rocks and fossils;
a consideration of population responses to varying conditions of
temperature, humidity, and food
as illustrated by experiments with
Drosophila, and some elementary
soil analysis. Further particulars
are to be foimd in the Calendar,
pages 83 and 169.
None of This for Freshmen
• TRANSGRESSORS—Caught in the act by the Ubyssey photographer are these two
transgressors of iron campus regulations governing inter-Frosh relationships. Names of
offenders are being collected by the campus Gestapo and are being turned over to the Society for Promotion of Extreme Cruelty to Freshmen. Law-breakers may expect the horrible consequences in the immediate future.
Council Considers IFC
Constitution Changes
No. 2
Reds Hurl
fourth Army
Into Battle
• MOSCOW Sept. 21 —
(BUP)—The Soviet high
command has thrown a
fourth army into the battle
to liberate the Baltic States,
it was revealed today.
The Leningrad" army was released for* battle in Estonia when
Finland capitulated and in four
days of fighting in Estonia, the
Russian troops have liberated
1800 towns and have advanced as
much as 44 miles toward Tallinn,
the Estonian  capital.
The biggest advance was made
by troops moving north of the
Estonian university city of Tartu
along the western shore of Lake
Peipus. Soviet naval units are
aiding the ground troops, which
have widened the breach in enemy lines to 75 miles.
To the south, the fall of the
Latvian capital of Riga seems imminent.
In Poland, Berlin indicates that
the battle for Warsaw is taking
a critical turn for the Nazis. The
enemy said Russian troops, at least
temporarily, have established a
500 yard deep bridgehead In Warsaw proper after crossing the
quarter mile wide Vistula River
from Praga.
In the diplomatic news from eastern Europe, Finland has broken
relations with Hungary, Croatia
and Slovakia, all still allied with
COTC Meeting
In Auditorium
All members of the COTC
and all men planning to Join
the COTC will assemble In the
Auditorium Wednesday, September 27, at 1635 hours. This
Is an Important meeting and It
Is urgent that everyone affected
•    AT ITS MEETING Monday night Council declined to approve many Inter-Fraternity
Council constitution changes.   It was felt that some of these dhanges might ultimately
lead to undisciplined rushing.   Also the IFC constitution is in need of revision, according     SclOnCG FOFIXI
to council members.
At present, many regulations embodied in the constitution should
be listed as by-laws, as well as
some points which should be clarified, Council says.
One of the approved changes
concerns the presence of women
at rushing functions. As this regulation now stands, women may
not attend these functions. This
has been amended to permit waitresses and caterers to be present.
Official elimination of the first
period of rushing was also approved. This series of functions
have not been held in past years
and its inclusion in the constitution were unnecessary.
The major change, which was
not accepted, was a proposal to
allow the president of IFC to call
a meeting to amend the by-laws
on 24 hours notice. The Students'
Council felt that this change would
make it too easy to remove an
inconvenient restriction.
An amendment to remove the
fine levied for failure to attend IF
C meetings met with the disapproval  of  Council.
Council is returning the unapproved changes to IFC together
with suggestions for making some
of the desired changes without
leaving the resultant regulations
operj to abuse.
Co-eds flock
To War Work
• ALREADY many of the
different courses offered
under Co-ed War Work have
been filled to capacity.
The day nursery and playground
supervision group and many of
the sewing and knitting groups
have taken as many students as
they are able to accommodate.
Registration is still going on and
thc new courses sponsored by the
home economics department prove
very  popular.
This year girls who wish to work
in the canteen do not necessarily
have to belong to the Red Cross
Clean-Up Drive
Begins fllonday
IT CLEAN." This appeal came
from Allan Ainsworth, who as
Junior member of the students'
council has charge of this year's
clean-up campaign.
Clean-up week starts on Monday,
October 2nd and the freshmen
are urged to co-operate with upperclassmen to keep the grounds
Ainsworth has decided to discontinue the old practice of having
the clubs responsible for the cleanup of certain portions of the campus in turn. He feels that with
concentrated student effort this
should be unnecessary.
Always keep before you the
fact that: "It's your campus, keep
it clean."
Bursar Announces
New Awards
• THE BURSAR announces that
several   new  awards   will   be
made available to students this
year. Three new scholarships for
graduates are The Powell River
Company Limited Scholarship, The
British Columbia Electric Railway
Company Limited Research Scholarship, and The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of
Canada Limited Fellowship.
Details of the awards are given
in the Calendar.
Shortages Cut
Proposed PAIS
Office Changes
•   PROPOSED AMS office changes will not be made this year
because of labor shortages, Student
Council officials stated Monday.
It had been planned at the end
of last year to re-arrange the partitions to make it easier to handle
the large crowds of students which
sometimes descend on the office,
and to increase the efficiency of
Ihe office.
Plans will have to be dropped
until the labor and material situation eases up.
Members of the Publications
Board were a little more fortunate
than council members in re-arranging their office.
In order to make room for three
issues a week, the partition between the Ubyssey office and Totem office was taken out and
moved around to make a smaller
Totem office.
Bicycle Stands
Ready for Use
• STUDENTS who cycle to UBC
need no longer worry about
an appropriate spot to park their
velocipedes stated Superintendent
of Grounds J. D. Lee, when questioned on the possibility of erecting suitable bicycle racks to house
Varsity's growing two-wheeled
A rack capable of accommodating 150 bikes was erected at the
beginning of September directly
behind the Power House.
It was thought that this rack
might help to alleviate the growing transportation shortage.
VCF Branch
formed this year the Engineers Christian Fellowship
under the leadership of President Jim Martin. This group
will function separately from
the SCM (led by. last year's
prexy, Harry Penny, in the
absence of Bruce Yorke),
but the two executives will
work together on social
A reception has been planned
for the Frosh Friday a* 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. Invitations sent to all Frosh will
specify the place.
President Teaches
Government I
• GOVERNMENT 1, a course in
constitutional government, will
definitely be instructed by the new
president of the University, Dr.
Norman MacKenzie.
This is the first time in several
years that the president has officially taken a class in any subject
for a complete term in this university.
Lads Feel
Wrath of
• HORRIBLE punishments
and gruesome tortures imported for the latest and up-
to-date Japanese prison
camps by the discipline committee of the Men's Undergraduate Society will be
meted out to Frosh Initiation
offenders at the Frosh Smoker on Thursday night.
The IOOF Hall at Seventh and
Main will be the scene of all the
blood and screams and fiendish
laughter. These will be heard continuously from 9:00 p.m. to 11:30
A court of the all-highest judicial peers on the campus will be
present in full force to pass judgement on those reprobate youngsters who persisted in flaunting'
the regulations in their initiation.
It is needless to say that these
exhibitions of the coarser emotions
and Inhuman cruelty are solely for
the eyes and ears of the male members of the Freshman class. It Is
also needless to say that the female
members of the class will not be
forgotten when it comes fo penalties for breaking the law.
In addition to the foregoing entertainment, there will be some of
a more soothing nature. Needless
to say, THIS is for men's eyes
only. (If they can see through the
There will be a Master of Ceremonies present to enlighten "tho
boys" and to liven up the affair.
At the time your favorite campus
newspaper went to press, it was
not definite who the chosen MC
This year, few corncobs for the
boys are available so those wishing
to enjoy a cool pipeful of their
favorite tobacco will have to bring
their own pipes. Tobacco will be
supplied by the bushel.
And then, and then, in addition
to all that has gone before, there
will be some delicious, better-than
-ever refreshments served.
flnguar Island
falls To Vank
• ALLIED headquarters in
the Pacific, Sept. 21—
(BUP)—All organized resistance on Anguar Island has
ended after four days of
fighting, Admiral Nimitz announced today.
The victory goes to American
troops of the 81st Infantry Division, seeing combat for the first
time. The Americans now are
mopping up isolated Japanese u-
nits, some entrenched in reinforced
pillboxes at the southeastern tip
of Angaur.
The navy bulletin announcing
the Angaur victory made no mention of the fighting on, Peleliu Island, six miles to the north, The
opposition on Peleliu has been
The Japanese admit that their
position in the Pacific Is grave.
Radio Tokyo reported new fears
that an Invasion of the Philippines
was in the offing.
Council Sits Oct. 2
For Frosh Election
•   ELECTION of the Freshman class executive will take
place October 2. President, vice-president, and secretary-
treasurer will be chosen.
■" It is the president's personal job
to be on both the Homecoming and
clean-up committees. The executive as a whole will plan the
class party for the spring. They
may also be asked to conduct one
of the monthly mixers, and will
be on the lookout for latent talent
for pep-meets and Homecoming.
The Intra-Mural Organization will
also call on the executive to help
organize Frosh Teams.
The elections will take place in
the  Auditorium.
Totem Ed. Named
Navy Commander ..
• JIM BEVERIDGE, former Totem editor, has joined the Navy as a special correspondent. He
will ,have the rank of commander.
Jim was an Arts man and edited
the Totem of '31.
Beveridge has been latterly connected with the National Film
Board as a producer. He has produced numerous "Canada Carries
On" shorts. Page Two
Thursday, September 21, 1944
From Thc Editor's Pen « « «*T?A¥r • Shopping Wm^ a™
Federation Revival ?
Revival of the old National Federation
of Canadian University Students, as suggested by AMS President Dick Bibbs, instead of establishing a "national council" of
university students, is a project worthy of
the attention of UBC's Council.
The Federation suspended its activities
in the Fall of 1940 because the students felt
that they would be a burden on a Canada
at war. Before that date, the Federation
was instrumental in establishing the Exchange Scholarship Plan, inter-university
debates, and many student conferences, all
of which did much to promote unity among
Canadian Universities.
One of the main reasons for the voluntary suspension was that students believed
that it was necessary to curtail travel in
wartime. It seems to us, however, that the
students' actions were contrary to the Canadian government's attitude towards universities.
In the first place, the government's
attitude is a very benevolent one. Those in
charge of our country's affairs consider university students essential enough to allow
them to remain at their studies. It is reasonable to assume that the inter-provincial activities   of   Canadian   Universities   may
continue on the same scale as other student
We should have some connecting link
between the universities on this half of the
continent to exchange ideas and students,
discussions and conferences. We on this
campus are stuck out in the wilds of British
Columbia and separated from the rest of
Canada and its universities by the Rocky
What do we know of the activities of
other Canadian Universities? We know
what little we hear from those who have
visited in the East. It might be that we are
not missing much, but we think not. Many
new ideas being tried out in Eastern colleges
could fit in with UBC's set pattern very well.
Therefore we think it is essential to
re-establish the National Federation of Canadian University Students. The scheme for
a national council, however, is very much
en the black list for the same reasons outlined by Bibbs in his letter to Robert Ellis,
president of the Students' Representative
Council of the University of Saskatchewan,
whose arguments were presented in the first
issue of this paper. We recommend investigation of the Federation scheme to determine both the pros and cons and to submit
them to the student £ody.
Gentility For 448
So far there have been very few
incidents on this campus of what is termed
"initiation rowdiness" and only one complaint has been made to the president of
damages to university property. The usual
minor clashes have occurred, but on the
whole UBC's upperclassmen have seen fit,
to teach freshmen their proper place with*
an unusual amount of gentility.
We think it is a very good idea to keep
our initiation on this intellectual level. Let
the punishment be psychological, the arguments philosophical. The freshmen ai*e gding
through enough as it is merely wearing their
regalia and being obedient to upperclassmen
Name the individual who would not
rather get into a good fight and beat somebody up to serve as an initiation than dress
up like a grotesque dodo. There lies the
real initiation—learning to submit to the
regulations of recognized authority and to
the punishment decreed for disobedience.
If a freshman disobeys those strict rules
decided upon by his recognized masters, an
upperclassmen should quietly take down his
name and report it to the organizers of the
terrible Frosh Court and horrible Freshette
Supper. He or she will then receive the bad
This is much better than mass fights
about the campus, which damage clothes,
property and students. A good program has
been planned by the freshman initiation
committee and all students, both freshmen
and upperclassmen should help to co-operating with the plans so that the Class of '48
will be initiated with all due consideration
to tradition.
•       tnC  Ust WOrd • • • *? Pardee Dundas
• MEN ARE wonderful. But the only
trouble is that they are all alike.
With blithe innocence they blindly assume that coeds attend university solely for
the purpose of "trapping" a man who they
will have to humour for the rest of their
unnatural lives. This, gentlemen, and especially Mr. Blunden of "In all Seriousness"—
shame on you if you were, Mr. Blunden—is
not so.
Women are here to stay—not in the
home, but in the career world—and the
smartest ones realize that the surest stepping-stone to the career world is through
university. That is why most of us are here,
Granted plenty of coeds rush down the
aisle with the printer's ink still wet on their
diplomas and some don't even wait for their
diplomas.. However, university, with its invaluable opportunities for career auditions
in various campus clubs and of course in
the delightful sifting process' occasioned by
exams, is fairly representative of post-varsity
life, and if a girl who surveys the situation
decides to make marriage her career so
much the better. You can be assured she %is
not marrying a meal ticket—as the wags
have it—just to escape being a piece of
office machinery all her life but has decided,
oddly enough, that making some undoubtedly undeserving male happy would make her
happy too.
She has tried everything else.
"All in favor of the motion raise their
white hand", droned AMS President
Richard M. Bibbs last Monday evening. Now
we know it's true what they say about
council members.
Aha, some men say, the reason women
protest so insistently that they are equal
and here to stay is that they undoubtedly
feel inferior and have to speak with the
backing of all the others to gain self-assurance. This also, gentlemen, is not so . . .
We are not working against a mass inferiority complex but against a mass superiority
Career women in the twentieth century
have to be aggressive—men as yet seem unable to believe that women are interested
in careers and not men.
Aha, some other misguided "women's
-place-is-in-the-home" advocate protests—
"women will try to run everything."
Granted, women's main fault, that of
going to extremes, camouflages the issue a
little. BUT I assure you we don't want to
climb one rung higher—we just want an
equal footing.
And we will be aggressive. As some
one so cleverly put it—women are suffering
from growing pains. The transition from
mid-Victorian serfdom to twentieth-century
liberation can't be made without some reverberations.
No, our main problem is not to prove
that we aren't inferior. Nor are we trying
to prove that we are superior. We just
protest against the masculine state of mind.
Sorry, boys, we like you and wouldn't
be without you, but you'd better at least
let us have the last word.
Asked why he purchased only seven
ounces of grapefruit juice per person for the
Frosh Smoker, MUS President Les Raphael
replied at a recent council meeting "Show
me the man who can drink seven ounces of
that stuff". Somebody show him.
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famous Women
Advocate World
(BUP)-SEPT. 21
*   TWO   OF  the   nation's
outstanding women are
working on plans to bring
the East and West Association to the attention of the
country at large.  This is a
national organization designed to promote a better understanding between America
and the Far East.
The two women are known to
people all over the world. They
are Pearl Buck and Helen Keller.
Miss Buck, president of the Association, is a vital person who has
been close to the East all her life,
She learned to speak Chinese before English. Her first published
article appeared in the Shanghai
Mercury when she was 11 years
old. She is the only American woman author to receive the Nobel
Pearl Sudenstricker Buck started life In Hillsboro, West Virginia. At the tender age of four
months, she was taken to China
to live. There she grew up, more
under the influence of her old
Chinese nurse than her parents,
whose wanderings took them far
into the interior. The imagination
of occidental children Is nurtured
on Mother Goose rhymes. But
Pearl Buck wasn't. Her world was
peopled with Buddhist fairy tales
and friendly dragons.
Helen Keller, too, has had her
purpose in life. She is the woman
who overcame the handicap of
blindness and deafness since infancy and became a world-famous
author and educator.
Helen Keller was born in Tus-
cumbia, Alabama, in June of 1880.
When she was young her father
sent for a teacher, Miss Anne Sullivan, who later became Mrs.
Macy. This devoted, intelligent
teacher taught Helen to read,
write and finally to talk. Then
Helen went through college with
the faithful teacher by her side.
She went on to write books and
has worked  all her  life for the
Helen Keller is an ardent advocate of individual freedom. About
war she has said, "War is a form
of blindness much more difficult
to cure than mere lack of
• SMART CO-EDS who follow
foot-happy fashions are taking
time om from the whirl of mixers
and tea dances to visit Rae-Son's
Mezzanine floor, 608 Granville.
There these smart co-eds find
stylishly wearable shoes featuring
both military and low heels and
hued in the popular black and tan
shades .... A small dark Kappa
Junior's eyes shine as brightly as
• JACK FROST with his cold
winds and blustery weather is
just around the corner waiting to
pounce on co-eds who haven't
visited New York Fur Co., 797
West Georgia, to view the latest
fur styling or to have alterations
made on last year's fur coat. The
newest fur fashions to suit the
newest freshettes can be found at
this  exclusive  shop,   and  co-eds
• B. M. CLARKE'S, besides extending their yearly welcome
to UBC women, have a great morale-raising suggestion for co-eds
who will soon be beseiged by midterms. Gay bengaline housecoats
in turquoise, moss, burgundy, navy,
brown and black are just ideal for
girls who like to feel both glamorous and comfortable as they pore
over musty text books .... Bewildered was the brunette Sophomore  who   entered   an  all-male
the Alpha Delt pin she has been
wearing for the past year. Co-
owner of the pin is back on the
campus again after a term's absence .... Other fashion footnotes to delight the co-ed heart
can be found on Rae-Son's Mezzanine floor. Reasonably priced at
$7.95, these shoe styles can fit into
every UBC girl's wardrobe plans.
doing long-distance Christmas
stocking planning had better take
heed .... A vivacious blond Alpha Gam of Red Cross Ball royalty
has been re-gifted with the fraternity pin of a blond Beta councU
member .... It's on again! ....
Co-eds will find tnat the smartest
antl-freeze solutions can be found
at New York Fur.
English class by mistake and made
a hasty exit. But even more bewildered was the dark male pub-
ster who quickly followed her out,
thinking that he was ln the wrong
class too. "Hmmm," remarked the
bemused professor, "the course of
true love never did run smooth."
.... These housecoats featured at
B. M. Clarke's sell for a budget-
fitting 18.50 and are a perfect September sleepytime garb.
•   •   •
rence, fashion stylist, sends a
brisk and cheery hello to UBC
students. Miss Lawrence, who
has style solutions for every co-ed,
is the woman of the moment according to fashion conscious undergrad* who are busy adjusting
their wardrobes to fall rushing
functions, mixers, and formals
.... A dark Psi U appears to be
having  double  trouble  with his
love life. Each of his two women
was blissfully unaware of the
other's presence until one, a blond,
came out to varsity this semester.
It would appear that he's not finding safety ln numbers .... Exotic
clothes, gay clothes, collegiate
clothes—these may all be personality-styled for you, the co-ed, by
Miss Lawrence, whose shop is in
the Arts and Crafts Building. 576
Seymour Street.
Army ordnance is building numerous 8-ton, 4-wheel ammunition
trailers capable of hauling one of
the following loads—6 tons of 8-
inch howitzer ammunition, 5 tons
of 8-inch gun ammunition, 7 tons
of 240-mm howitzer ammunition.
The trailer is about 9 feet high,
7 feet wide and, with limber, 22
feet long. The first units were
produced In May, 1944.
— New! Fascinating!! —
Ziegfeld "Pony Girl"
The "Pony Girl" compact
of sleek and lovely
tortoise shell plastic is
cloud-light and easy to
manage. Slim bodied with
large mirror.
(Diameter 4 Inches)
Special student rate on presentation
of your student's pass.
Held Over 2nd Week
and THAT Man
Bonfta Granville, Kent .
Smith, Jean Brooks
plus "Show Business"
Frank Sinatra, George
Murphy Gloria DeHaven
"The Falcon in Mexico"
with Bing Crosby, Barry
Selected Short Features Thursday, September 21, 1944 ——.	
Appoint Hamber
To University
•   HON. E. W. HAMBER, former Lieutenant-Governor of
the Province, was chosen Monday as Chancellor of the
University of British Columbia to succeed the late Dr. R. E.
Page Three
Mr. Hamber will be officially
declared Chancellor in due course,
although under the provisions of
the University Act he has five days
to decline Uie honor. The five
days will expire Friday. No other
nomination for the position was received and Mr. Hamber has signified his intention of accepting the
A Winnipegger by birth, and son
of the principal of St. John's College School, Mr. Hamber graduated
in classics at Manitoba University
at the age of 18. He then entered
the service of the Dominion Bank.
In succession he was appointed
manager at Calgary and Vancouver
and ln 1111 was European representative with headquarters In
In 1912 he joined the board of
directors, a position he still holds.
He is also a director of many
public and private corporations, including Canadian Pacific Railway,
Toronto General Trusts Corporation, and is managing director of
Hastings Sawmill to. Ltd.
Mr. Hamber ls a former governor
of UBC, a life governor of the
Vancouver General Hospital, president of the Vancouver Branch of
the Canadian Red Cross, honorary
Ufe member of the Canadian Legion, a fellow of the Royal Colonial
Institute, president of the Boy
Scout Association, honorary Colonel ot the Seaiorth Highlanders
ot Canada and also of the Fifth
B.C. Coast Brigade.
In 1937 he was made a Knight of
the Order of St. John, the investiture being made at Buckingham Palace.
In his youth, Mr. Hamber was an
outstanding athlete. He twice competed in the Diamond. Sculls at
Henley, captained the Argonauts
of Toronto and Stanley Cup teams
in ice hockey, winning several
Canadian and at least one American championships.
Soup's On!—Brock
Dining Room Opens
• THE BROCK Hall Dining
Room, closed for the past two
years because of labor shortage,
will be re-opened this year.
Regular lunches will be served
as in the past at a minimum cost.
For the benefit of freshmen, the
Brock Dining Room is behind the
main lounge on the North side of
the building.
The dining room was closed at
the end of the 1942-43 session because it was Impossible to obtain
help for work in the kitchen and
in the dining room.
LOST: Black leather zipper wallet containing money and registration card. Return to Fran
Rowntree, ALma 2761. Student
from out of town, money badly
Lake Winnipesaukee has 365
islands—one for every day in the
year—but only 274 of them are
fflUS Considers
Special Award
"Honorary Activities Award"
for outstanding students of the
campus is being considered by a
special committee under MUS
President Les Raphael.
Nominations for the award
would come from members ot the
undergraduate societies. There
would be a limit for the number
of students winning the award and
eligibility requirements would be
Nomination forms would have to
be signed by a certain number of
students, approved by the undergraduate presidents and then by
a special award committee.
It ls expected that the award
would be a pin, and would be given for outstanding work ln all
campus activities and would not
conflict with LSE awards.
President Gett
First Complaint
received the first freshman initiation complaint as a
result of damage to the hedge
around the lily pond which
occurred during the frac'as in
front of the library last
Dr. A. F. Barss of the Horticulture department, which has charge
of the grounds, charged that the
hedge was needlessly damaged
during the dunking ceremony.
Participants were pushed
through the hedge, and some students were even seen stepping In
the middle of the foliage.
"The sight was sickening," said
Dr. Barss. "This particular hedge
was our most beautiful. Only
three days before it had been
trimmed to perfection."
President MacKenzie does not
contemplate taking action to prevent repetition of the incident.
He feels that students should realize that the university is theirs,
and by thoughtlessly damaging it
they are depriving themselves of
the enjoyment of their own property.
One sterling silver chain bracelet, Tuesday morning. Finder
please return to Mary Jane McDougal or phone BAy. 1062-R.
THERE WILL BE a meeting for
all those interested in English
rugby in Arts 106, Thursday at
12:30, All Freshmen who have
had English rugby experience are
especially  welcome.
Best Wishes From
Jantzen Knitting mills
Manufacturers of the world famous
... UBC Chancellor
Dean Claims
Housing Problem
•   TOO  MUCH  publicity
has been given to the
housing shortage according
to Dean of Women, Dorothy
"There is no housing shortage
as far aa the women students are
concerned and we have more
rooms than we can use,"she stated.
"But due to the housing situation
last year we had to let the women
students board throughout Vancouver as there were not enough
places in the University area."
"We have had to allow the students to do the same thing this
year," said Dean Mawdsley, "as
there would not have been enough
places for them. In allowing the
students to do this we now have
more rooms than are needed."
According to Dean Mawdsley,
more people have opened their
homes to University students than
ever before.
Gl's Get Pros
And ConS On
Wives' Place
United Press Staff Correspondent
want your wife to work after the
war?"-~number one poser for lots
of Gl's—has been answered by the
Army ln one easy lesson.
A war department pamphlet, ono
of a series issued by the morale
services division to stimulate discussion in Army groups, plunges
right Into the heart of the problem:
"The two sexes, do not see eye to
eye in regard to woman's 'proper
place' . . . some women prefer
overalls to aprons."
From there it's a furious discussion between two Gl's. One ot
them wants the little woman to be
strictly domestic: "Don't forget
that automobiles aren't the only
things that need producing." he
tells the other GI. "If women
don't have kids, pretty soon there
won't be any automobiles nor anybody to ride in them."
The other GI might have replied, "So what?" but this time he
makes a snappy comeback: "How
would you like to stay home all
day? ... A woman Ls more interesting if she has a job, too."
The Army figures that these
things can't be discussed intelligently unless the GI has the facts
at hand. The booklets give them
the background and the discussion
leaders let the feathers fly.
While most women workers prefer men supervisors, the National
Metal Trades Association warns
that these foremen must be unusually tactful. Treatment prescribed for males won't do. "Women are more sensitive," the A-
sociation explains, and advises
that due allowances be made.
Pub meeting      CURMA Welcomes Sixty
noon Today       Returned WarVets toUBC
• REPORTERS who havo signed
on to work in the Publications
Board will meet ln the Pub at 12:30
today to receive further Instructions.
The invitation for new members
Is sUll open and all those wavering
in Indecision or wading through
the Slough of Despond are made
to order for a clean, interesting
job as a reporter.
New reporters will be assigned to
one of the three weely Issues of
the paper and will work only on
one issue per week. Assignments
will be ready for energetic newcomers at the meeting and the Intricacies of writing for the Ubyssey
will be explained in detail.
All those who have forgotten preliminary Instructions and those
who happened to remember them
are expected fo attend the meeting
• THE DEPARTMENT of Pensions and National Health has
announced training provisions for
the Post-discharge re-establishment for men of the three
services on their return to civilian life. A summary of these may
be found in the Calendar on page
• OVER 60' returned war veterans of World War II will
be welcomed into the Canadian University Returned
Men's Association at an acquaintance meeting to be held in
the Brock Smoker room next Tuesday at 12:30, announced
Bernie Weston, president of the Association.
ACTIVE MEN ONLY __^__________
The CURMA was organized last
spring by the 14 veterans then on
the campus. This fall the membership has climbed to 60, since all
discharged veterans of the Navy,
Army, Airforce and Merchant Navy
are automatically members If they
wish to join.
The only restriction Is that members must have seen active service.
Since last spring, four other Canadian universities have followed
the lead of UBC and have organized similar groups.
Bernie, one of the.main instigators of the movement, said that the
Association would see great progress in the years to come. He
foresaw a membership of 250 to
300 men within the next two or
three years.
At their regular meetingr the
men will be given vocational talks
by downtown businessmen. In addition to these, WUS president
Barbara Greene is drawing up a
schedule of social events for the
Embryo Scientists
Must Be 'Expressive'
Special To The Ubyssey
• SCHENECTADY,Sept. 19—In addition to the scientific
courses which are given, it is important that students
preparing for a career in science should be taught to express
themselves, says Dr. Saul Dushman, assistant director of the
General Electric Research Laboratory in the American
Journal of Physics.
Writing on the subject of "Postwar Training of Physicists, for Industry," Dr. Dushman says it is
often forgotten in connection with
the training of physicist* and of
scientists in general, that "progress
in science as well as other branches of human endeavor depends
ultimately upon the ability to communicate ideas to others by means
of language.
"Whether It be the exposition of
an idea by word of mouth, or the
description of experimental observations, in a paper for publication,
clarity of expression and logical
presentation of data and conclusions are prime requisites."
"It is not required of the scientist that he be either an orator of
a clever wielder of S64 words, only
that he express himself clearly in
everyday language and use this
language correctly."
Dirty Brock
Sofas Worry
"Dirty nine"
• THE MATTER of the cleaning
of the furniture in the Brock
lounge has been referred by council to the Superintendent of Buildings. J. B. Lee.
AMS president, Dick Bibbs,
stated that since the opening of
the building there has been no
cleaning done to the chesterfields
or drapes, and that it was "high
time something was done about it."
He would like to see part of it
done this following summer, and
a bit more each succeeding year,
so that at the end of about five
years everything would be done
Ken Creighton agreed with the
president that the red plush chesterfields were getting rather worn
and moth-eaten. Dick Bibbs said
that he would like to ate these
pieces recovered with material
similar to that of the other chesterfields, although that wm not
the main thing at present.
Home Economics
Resistors 114
• ONE HUNDRED and fourteen
girls have been registered in
the four year course leading to
the degree of Bachelor of Home
Economics at UBC.
The new courses offered are
Home Economics 5, 6, 7, and I.
These deal with the family standard of living, experimental cooking, advanced nutrition and the
study of house planning and furnishing. Each year, more courses
will be given by the university,
until a complete Home Economics
faculty is maintained.
The army jeep has proved its
use as a life-saver. A British surgeon is reported to have taken a
rubber part from a jeep and inserted it into the neck of a
wounded Commando, allowing him
to breathe.
T. B.
405  West Hastings
at   Homer
■ J ! "ISillS   llll111 Page Four
.Thursday, September 21, 1944
Team To Travel
• the gospel . . .
According to LUKE MOYLS
•   COMES THE FIRST COUPLE of days of Varsity and
all those hoop fiends head straight for the basketball
courts to loosen up stiff shooting arms and prance around
the floor like a bunch of war-whooping Indians in order to
get back into condition.
At almost any time of the day you can find a few of
the boys doing this. And the system they have is really
As anybody knows, at least anybody who has been
around Varsity for any time at all knows, it'is nigh impossible
to get 10 fellows together at one time for a game of basketball.
So the boys, even if there are only four of them, get
around this obstacle by playing a peculiar contest which
centres around a single basket. They call it "chink".
Blame It On A Scienceman
This game named "chink" is really a life-saver, and the
genius who invented it should be presented with a solid gold
basketball, inscribed and everything.
Could be the inventive brain belonged to some UBC
grad of the class of 16. We have had, and still have, a lot
of characters who could be blamed for such a deed.
There's only one type we could pin it on, and that's
the type that plays basketball with the Thunderbirds and
still gets through an engineering course. Truly, only an
engineer could think up such a game as this.
This year, with almost all of the characters that answer
this description back at Varsity again, things are really
looking up in the basketball field. After all, nine and a half
geniuses (the half is Harry' Franklin,—nobody knows yet
whether he's coming back or^not) out of 12 is a fair average
in any man's league.
And then there's all that young blood in the freshman
class. With such an abundance of hoop stars among the
newcomers, it shouldn't be hard to mould a first-rate Intermediate A squad to mow down all competition in the minor
leagues. This is something that has not happened for many
years. In fact, it is something that has not happened, period.
Froth Are Up On The Bit
At that, maybe it would be a good idea to scrap the
Thunderbirds and concentrate on the Frosh. Not that the
Frosh could lick the upperclassmen (saying this would be
the same thing as committing hari kari), but after all, the
minor leagues are now a going concern, whereas they tell
me people are still looking for the remains of the Senior A
These freshmen are not to be trifled with, either. This
you will see when the Frosh-Soph basketball battle comes off
at noon on Monday. Not only have they a strong hoop line-up
but a top-notch rugby club as well.
Yes, these freshmen are not to be trifled with. Those
Sophs will be taking their lives into their hands if they
try tackling the Clarkson-Capozzi-Ryan line.
Maybe you've heard of the Vancouver College grid outfit.
Well, here are three of it's members who, under the careful
guidance of Greg Kabat, have picked up all the tricks in
both rugby and basketball: Reg Clarkson, Herb Capozzi and
Eddie Ryan.
As I said before, these freshmen are not to be trifled
with. And although I'm not so sure of the Yanks this year,
I'll take the Frosh this season.
famous Ohio Coach Passes
• SPOKANE - (BUP) - Francis
Schmidt, who spent most of
his life teaching his football
squads to attack, and keep attacking, died this mornng.
The former coach of Ohio State's
great teams, among others, died
in Saint Luke's Hospital in Spo
kane, where he had been for several weeks. He had been ill for
a long time before entering the
He won his fame with a series of
powerful buckeye teams that always stood high in the tough big-
ten conference.
To Spokane Run
•   UBC, WINNERS OF last year's Pacific Coast Cross
Country Championship at Spokane, will again be represented this fall when the Athletic Round Table presents the
third edition of the title races on November 23.
Varsity's track stars will start training early this year,
for competition among the long distance runners will be keen.
The Intramural Cross Country, first major event on this
year's program, is scheduled for October 26 and will be run
over the regular course which is 2.6 miles in length.
• HERE IS KENNY McPHERSON, starry long distance
runner for the last three years on this campus, breaking
across the tape at the finish of last year's Intramural Cross
Country. Mack Buck runs out to grab the tired runner after
the grueling grind. Kenny will be among the leading contenders in this year's event too, which is slated for October 26.
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
Freshmen Try Out
For Monday's Tilt
•    SWISH!! And another shot drops through the bucket.
This was definitely the fad as the frosh team worked
out at the gym Tuesday afternoon. About eighteen energetic
freshmen turned out to see who will get the nod to go on
the floor against their sophomore "brothers" on Monday.
And a promising-looking bunch they are too. Their coach,
Bud McLeod, who played Senior A for Varsity last fall, is
quite sure he will come up with a winning team.
—•——————————— Amongst the boys on  the floor
No.   6  U.A.S.
All former members of the Unit
will parade for kit inspection at
1 o'clock Sat. Sept. 23. All applicants for enlistment are to parade
in Armouries Sat., Sept. 23 for organization and classification tests.
Pen and ink are to be brought.
And then there was the one
about the country girl who always
went out with city fellows because
the farmhands were too rough.
I like going to chesterfield parties
. . . they promote a lot of good
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describing the hundred uses to which concrete can be put.
were three of last years' championship Arrows — Jerry Stevenson,
Fred Bossons, and Pat "Kid" McGeer, all of whom are ex-Magee
boys. The Fighting Irish of Vancouver College were represented
hy Ed Ryan, Reg Clarkson, and
Herb Capozzi. Magee's Bob Haas
and P.W.'s Dave Blair (the high
jurryp lad himself) were also out.
Both of these boys played for
Tookes in the Inter B League last
Bo Henderson and BIU McLeod,,
a couple of Byng boys who played
with Dunbar Inter B's last year
were sinking more than their quota
too. And then there was Don Kier
who played for Duke of Con-
naught's championship senior ball
team last term.
Another promising young freshman is Scott Kerr of Victoria.
Chuck Wright who was with Angelus last year was getting back
into form.
Out of the lively bunch that
turned out is to come a team of 10
or 12 men which will be -in there
to try to knock the lofty upperclassmen down a peg or two, and
it will be no easy job for Bud to
pick his men.
According to rumours floating
around, Ole Bakken, who Is coaching the sophs, has trouble on his
hands as there are only about four
of last year's players available. As
a matter of fact, the same rumours
claim that the sophs are quite
liable to be strengthened by a few
fellows from a well-known Senior
A team.
Anyhow, according to everything
the boys have shown so far, there's
a great game in store for all those
who want to come and see the
Frosh in action. They'll practice
again today and the show goes on
at 12:30 Monday in the gym.
The first ten to finish in the
local race will be given additional
training. One week before the
Spokane contest, these ten men
will run over thc four-mile route >
at the University Oolf Course.
Those finishing in the first seven
positions  will  travel to Spokane.
Last year, University of British
Columbia's six-man cross country
team walked away with the championship. An independent runner
took first over the four-mile route
over the Down River Golf Course
with a time of 21 minutes and 45
seconds. Kenny McPherson of
UBC was right behind in second,
circling the course in 21 minutes
and 57 seconds.
Ace Williams took the third spot
nnd Cam Coady followed him in
fourth place. Mike Ryan's University of Idaho crew managed to
place two runners, Anderson and
Putnam gaining fifth and sixth
Harry Thompson, another Blue
and Gold stalwart, came in number seven position Just ahead of
the University of Washington's
first man, Galbralth. The last
member of the UBC team to count
in the standings was Bud McLeod,
finishing ninth.
The sixth man on the team, Ernie Roy, who was also a Ubyssey
sports writer last year, was not
far behind, crossing the line in
number 12 spot, but his position
did not count in the team's total.
The team standings are counted
on the first Ave men who finish for
the team, with a maximum of
seven men being allowed to enter
for each university.
The Pacific Coast Title came to
UBC with a new cross country record of 20 points, followed by University of Idaho with 45 and University of Washington with 85.
The points are determined on a
basis of the place in which the
runners finish the race, and because the winner was an independent, McPherson got official
credit for the win.
The year before that, when the
contest was instituted, Varsity was
represented by three men, Bob
Davidson, Doug Lee and Ken
McPherson. Davidson, a slim engineer, led the field in his event,
and Lee finished well in the same
running. Only the lack of a full
five-man team prevented the Bule
and Gold outfit from finishing a-
mong the leaders in the team
As an indication of the competition that UBC is up against at
these meets, take a look as some
of the colleges which enter the
meet regularly: University of
Washington, Washington State,
Stanford, Idaho, Whitman and
Kenny McPherson, Cam Coady
and Bud McLeod are back on the
Campus again this year, and will
probably be the chief contenders
for the Varsity team.
Those who have ideas of taking
in the southern jaunt should commence training for the Intramural
meet immediately, since the grueling long distance grinds require
that runners be in top condition.
First meeting of the Letters
Club will be held on Tuesday,
September 26 at the home of Mrs.
Kaye Lamb, 2548 Wallace Crescent.
Major League
Team                             W  L Pet
Detroit 80   62 .563
St. Louis  78   64 .549
New York  76   66 .535
Boston  74   68 .521
Team W   L Pet
St. Louis 96   45 .881
Pittsburgh  83   58 .588
Cincinnati   ...79   61 .564
Chicago  66   73 .475
Sophs Practice
For Hoop Fight
• OLE BAKKEN, coach of
the Sophs for the annual
Frosh-Soph basketball battle,
announces that a special practice for the second year men
will be held at 2:30 tomorrow
in the gym.
This year there are only four
of last season's Frosh players
on the Campus, Ron Weber, Al
MacDonald, Tom Abbott, and
Don Brown.
Because of the extreme shortage of hoop material, all sophomores who have had any
basketball experience whatsoever, are urged to turn out to
tomorrow's work-out.
frosh Gnter
Athletic Director, and George
Rush, Men's Athletic Representative, took the first steps towards
organizing this year's Intramural
Program as they explained the
Intramural system to this year's
freshmen at a meeting in the gym
At present there are five teams
entered from the Frosh, which
will form the nucleus of this
season's league. The ex-Byng
group is captained by Les Wood,
and Gerry Stevenson leads a
strong section   of ex-Magee-ites.
There are several teams formed
as combinations. The Combines
were formed by Vancouver College, King Edward and Prince of
Wales schools, headed by Jack
Armour. Technical, Magee and
John Oliver, captained by Henry
Zltko, and a King George and Kitsilano team, which has at present
no leader, are also entered.
Another squad has been formed
by combining students from Vancouver Island and the Interior of
the Province. This team has Bob
Wilson as its leader.
There is still lots of room for
teams of from 25 to 40 men. Upper Classmen are especially urged
to form Intramural groups in order to have Inter-year, and interfaculty competition.
Deadline for entries in the Intramural League is October 3.
Detroit Surges
Toward Pennant
• DETROIT - (BUP) - The Detroit Tigers are penant-bound.
The rampaging Tigers rode roughshod over the New York Yankees*
again yesterday, defeating them
8-2. Dizzy Trout, second member
of Detroit's double-barreled pitching shotgun, hung up his 25th
The triumph puts Detroit two
full games ahead of the second-
place St. Louis Browns in the red-
hot American League pennant race.
The New York loss drops the once-
powerful Bronx Bombers four
games off the pace. Fourth-place
Boston is all but out of the race.
The Red Sox lost a gruelling 13-
inning struggle to Cleveland, 11-10.
In the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates kept their mathematical chance to tie for the Pennant alive by beating the Brooklyn
Dodgers, 2-1, at Brooklyn. Nick .
Strlncevlch held the Dodgers to six
hits for his 14th victory.
At Philadelphia, the Phils beat
the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 in the first
game of a twilight double bill.
The St. Louis-Boston and Chicago-New York games were postponed.


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