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/ol. XXVII
VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1945
No. 46
AMS Revision    ubc names ainsworth
Group Wants
NEW COUNCIL PRESIDENT
AMS President. . .
Open Hearings
•   OPEN PUBLIC hearings, similar to the sittings of Royal
Commissions, will be held by the ten-man Student Government Revision Board, headed by Jim Wilson, which is
investigating Student Council representation changes.
i
The Board was set up upon the
proposal of EUS president Roy
Morton at Tuesday's AMS meeting
after students had refused to accept either of two plans submitted
by the Student Representation
Committee set up by Council. The
new Board is composed of representatives from undergraduate societies, athletics, MUS and LSE.
OPEN-HEARINGS
At its first meeting Thursday the
Board acted on an LSE proposal
that its meetings be conducted as
open hearings where students may
present prepared briefs to the
members in the presence of the
student body.
Spokesmen for the Board expressed the hope that in this
way   students   might  become
familiar with Council revision
plans. The open hearings will
differ from general AMS meetings in that only students with
prepared briefs and members
of the Board will speak.
After they have spoken, propon- -
ents of plans will be open to questions  from  Board  members and
trom supporters of other proposals.    Members  feel   that   such   a
procedure,   new  to   this  campus,
will provide students with a greater understanding of the Issues involved.
IMPARTIAL BODY
Chairman Jim Wilson told members, "The Board will sit as an
impartial body and will consider
all plans and suggestions. We will
present one plan to students at
the next AMS meeting and will
present it as a series of separate
proposals so that students may approve or alter it piece by" piece
and will not be bound to vote for
one blanket proposal that may contain some minor points unfavorable to them."
Closed meetings of the Board
are being held this week and
will continue next week. At
these meetings the Board will
hear testimony of students and
will study constitutions of
other universities.
Open meetings will be held the
week following, February 19-24.
Only application to speak at
closed sessions to date has been
from Don Holmes, past-president
of Victoria College. Closed sessions will be held tomorrow noon,
and at noon Monday, Wednesday
end Friday of next week.
Members of the Board are: Rosemary Stewart and Chairman Jim
Wilson from LSE, Secretary Maxine Johnson from Home Economics, Roy Morton of EUS, Doug
Clarke of Arts, Graham Mowatt
of Agriculture, Stu Porteous of
CUS, Janet McLean-Bell of NUS,
George Rush of MAD, and Les
Raphael of MUS.
aOLD CLOTHES"
CHORINES
PERFORM FEB. 9
• FIFTEEN GORGEOUS coeds will form a chorus line
at thc WUS tea dance Friday,
Barbara Greene announced.
Chorines will be attired in
luscious, form-fitting gowns in
attractive pastel shades.
There will also be a variety
of dancing and vocal acts to
provide entertainment at the
dance.
Thc admission Is one article
of clothing donated to thc Old
Clothes Drive.
SPC Plans Three
MeetingsNextWeek
• REGULAR meetings of the Social Problems Club are held
at tho following times each week:
Monday. 12:30, Arts 102.
Wednesday, 12:30, Arts 102.
Thursday, 4:30, Mens' Executive
room, Brock.
Forum Discusses
Socialism and
Capitalism Today
. t A NOON-HOUR round table discussion of the respective
merits of "Capitalism versus So-
clalim" is scheduled today ln Arts
100 under the auspices of the Parliamentary Forum.
The discussion of "Capitalism
versus Socialism" will be propounded with regard to their effectiveness with the questions of depression, Incentive and peace.
Gordon Bertram and Marjorie
Smith will uphold Capitalism a-
gainst Hal Daykin and Bob Harwood who will speak for Socialism.
Jim Wilson, president of the
Parliamentary Forum, will act as
chairman of the meeting.
Pharmacists
Donate $5000
To UBC
• UNIVERSITY of British Columbia has recently been advised by the Pharmaceutical Association of B.C. that $5000, in addition to modern dispensing equipment valued at $2000, will be donated towards the establishment
of a Faculty of Pharmacy at varsity.
Earlier in the year a similar offer of $25000 was made by George
T. Cunningham, of Cunningham
Drug Stores.
The acting manager of the Pharmaceutical Association of B.C., F,'
H. Fullerton, stated that "British
Columbia is now the only province in the Dominion which has
not a college of pharmacy at its
university."
AUS Honours
Munro Pre-med
President
• ALAN    McFARLANE,    president of  the  Munro  Pre-Med
Club, was selected as the Arts
Undergraduate Society's nominee
for the 1944-45 Honor Activities
Award, at a general meeting of
the AUS on Wednesday noon.
Doug Clark, fourth year Marshall, was given a few suggestions
to take to tha meetings of the
Council Revision committee as the
representative for AUS.
Seniors and Juniors were reminded of their class party, scheduled for February 22 at the Commodore by AUS treasurer, Terry
Julian. Though free for Arts Seniors and Juniors, there will be a
charge of $1.25 for others.
Freshman president, Herb Capozzi, urged all-out support of the
International Students' Service
drive. Fifteen hundred dollars is
the ISS quota for the Arts faculty,
necessitating a contribution of
about $1.00 for every Arts member.
Chess Club Holds
Meeting Feb. 12
• A meeting of the Chess Club
will be held Monday, February
12 at 12:30 in Arts 103.
The purpose of the meeting will
be to discuss a tournament, acquisition of new equipment and a
banquet for the Chess Club members.
... Alan Ainsworth
O   ALAN   AINSWORTH,   Junior
Member of the 1944-45 Students' Council of the AMS, was
elected UBC's president for 1945-
46 at general elections yesterday.
Prominent at UBC for several
years, Ainsworth is well known
for his work with the Players
Club. During this semester, as
Junior Member, he organized
Homecoming Week, and the Cleanup Campaigns, and Navy Week.
Affairs of university students
interest Ainsworth, and he has
pledged himself to work "in the
interests of UBC."
Formerly of the UAS, Ainsworth
Is now a cadet In the UBC contingent, COTC.
STRING ORCHESTRA GIVES
SECOND CONCERT TODAY
•UBC STRING Orchestra will give the second of three
annual performances Friday, 12:30 in the Auditorium.
Sir Ernest MacMillan and Jean de Rimanoczy Will attend
the concert.
The following program has been selected:
OVERTURE AND AIR ON G STRING Bach
PRAELUDIUM ALLEGRO  Krelsler
Henning Jensen — soloist
INTERMISSION
SERENADE  -  Haydn
FOUR MOVEMENTS  - . Haydn
PAVANE  Revel
Gregory Miller, who plays with String Orchestra to play for high
the Vancouver Senior Symphony, school and college students in Vic-
will again conduct the UBC String toria in March; They have also
Orchestra. been asked to give programs for
Pavane will be played by popu- various school groups in Vancou-
lar request.   The Praeludium will ver.   They will be heard over *he
feature Henning Jensen as violin air   on    the   "People's   Concert"
soloist. Henning is also a member which is broadcast every Sunday
of the Vancouver Symphony and from the  Boilermakers' Hall,
frequently plays on various well- Wasylkow believes that the or-
known radio programs.          ' chestra has benefitted greatly this
Walter Wasylkow, business year from the coaching of Stein-
manager, announces that arrange- berg, who conducted one of their
ments have  been made   for   the rehearsals.
Comment On "Old
t 19
Clothes Drive
By ROBIN LITTLE
•   WE ARRIVED down at
assignment was "a little
drive."
To acquaint ourselves with the
subject we proceeded to putter
about the campus and delve into
the receptacles provided for the
old  clothes.
ALL STYLES »
And what did we find? Articles
of clothing in various states of
disintegration.
First we unearthed a pair of
plus fours in a snappy checkered
design. Then we dragged forth a
woolen suit,—one of those- sharp
litle bag-at-the-walst, sag-all-over
models of the 1926 era, which
would be perfect for Aunt Phoebe.
Then we spied a purple and
chartreuse pin stripe suit especially styled by the Drip Drop
Tailors.
At the bottom of one of the
bins we dug up the most devastating creation in red satin.
It was a strapless with masses
of sagging orange flowers draped across the skirt and wine
ruffles adorning thc bodice,
and lt probably caused quite a
sensation at the first Science
Ball.
However, there were some really fine articles donated, and the
Women's Undergraduate Society
hopes that everyone who has not
yet contributed anything to the
drive will immediately go home,
scraddle through their wardrobes,
and bring all the clothing they can
to make this drive really successful.
and BETTY GRAY
the Pub and found that our
feature on the 'Old Clothes'
REDS REVEL
TONIGHT AT
COMMODORE
O TONIGHT AT nine o'clock
all good Sciencemen will
drop their slide-rules and
handbooks, abandon their
draughting boards and study
tables and Join in the great
Engineers Trek to the Commodore.
After weeks of Intensive preparation the Engineers have
decorated the Commodore a-
long strictly scientific lines,
lines, each department exhibiting Its best work in competition for the famous "mystery
prize". In addition Doug Shadbolt has painted a mural depleting other great treks in
history.
Any Redshirts making a last
minute decision to attend can
still obtain tickets from their
class representatives. Tickets
will not be sold at the door.
Women Plan Coed
Dance Feb. 28
•   TWO weeks are left for coeds
to  snag a  man  for  the WUS
coed.
The WUS coed will be held in
the Brock Wednesday, February
28 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Refreshments will be served and
a floor show will be presented.
Trie admission fee is still uncertain.
CANDIDATES FOR AMS
TREASURAL POSITION
SPEAK MONDAY NOON
•   THREE NOMINATIONS have been received by the
elections committee for the position of Treasurer of the
Alma Mater Society. Three men contesting the position are
Ted Chambers, Garry Miller, and Ed Zahar.
Candidates will address the stu-        """—""*""""""^~~~——-——
dent body Monday. Students will
rote Wednesday. Following are
platforms of the three.
Ted Chambers
• IN SEEKING the office of
Treasurer of the Alma Mater
Society, I believe that I possess the
experience in student affairs
which is required.
While I am a Commerce student
and have the accounting knowledge necessary, I have not restricted my activities to the Commerce
Undergraduate Society alone.
Two years ago I gained valuable
experience as treasurer of my
class. This year I have obtained
a good knowledge of both the
broad policy and detailed routine
of the Alma Mater Society in my
capacity as Chairman of the War
Aid Council. In the latter position
I have also been in very close contact with Students' Council all
year.
My platform ls practical and
simple and 1 will, if elected, attempt to carry it out to the best
of my ability.
1.1 will support the plan devised
by the Men's Athletic Directorate
which will give the Directorate
a greater control of its own finances.
2. The employment of an additional employee in the AMS office who has bookkeeping and
stenographic  experience.
3. To use pass feature money in
the best possible way so that all
students may have a practical as
well as a theoretical share in it.
4. To consult the student body
on the expenditure of any large
amount of money on anything
which will affect them as a, whole.
5. To make use of experience already gained in student affairs.
6. To cooperate with the president-elect ln order to carry on
the business of the society in a
smooth running, efficient manner.
Garry Miller
•   AS TREASURER of  the  Alma Mater Society, I will conscientiously and energetically support the following plans.
1. Support the Athletic Directorate in its attempts to gain greater control over its own finances
in so far as it is compatible with
the remainder of the student body.
2. Continue the present insurance plan, whereby the AMS controls all moneys, with a view to
taking out a policy with an insurance company when accidents
become more frequent in peacetime expansion of sport.
3. Recommend the appointment
of a business manager on the Publications Board because ihe Ubyssey is now publishing an extra
issue as well as the Totem.
4. Reduce the routine business
of the Students' Council by the
employment of a stenographer-
bookkeeper rather than a graduate
manager. The latter idea would
proVe too expensive and would
lead to difficulties as to the question of authority in the AMS office.
5. Foster the expansion of clubs
by increasing their budgets commensurate with their size and activity.
6. Endeavor to maintain a nice
balance between annual expenditures for present students and
saving for future  needs.
Edward Louis
Zahar
• JUSTICE TO ALL! If I am
elected Treasurer of the AMS
I firmly resolve to abide and carry through the following platform because I realize the vastness
and importance of such a position.
1. To aid financially ALL faculties and groups fairly and with
equal representation in all matters allowing NO Injustice to be
caused and abiding with the opinion of the student body.
2. Immediately initiate an appropriate pecuniary set-up to aid
and welcome the influx of all
deserving veterans.
3. Assist in the immediate planning of enlargement of the Brock
with snack bar; also the construction of student residences.
4. Support and encourage discussion   of   the   newly   proposed
TREASURAL
CANDIDATES
... Ted Chambers
... Garry Miller
... Ed Zahar
UAS to Hold Pay
Parade Tomorrow
• PAY PARADE for all former
members of the UBC squadron, UAS, will be held in the Armouries at 1230 hours, Friday,
February 9,
Men's Athletic  Directorate financial allotment plan,
5. Due support of democratic
discussion of revising the Constitution, administration of the pay-
waiving fund, and the moulding
of a new Discipline Committee.
6. Encourage and offer financial
assistance for the promotion of
wider sound and beneficial sports
and social activities in the University.
7. Illustrate to the students the
"whereto and the whatfor" of the
student AMS funds.
8. Promote the intermingling of
student and faculty members and
the lowering of the senseless imaginary faculty barriers.
9. Institute changes in Council
grants corresponding to changes
which have recently occurred and
will occur after the war in student representation.
10. Co-operate and consult with
all concerned in the carrying out
of these proposals in a businesslike manner to the fullest extent,
doing so as a representative of the
student body of UBC. EDITORIAL PAGE
THE UBYSSEY
FEBRUARY 8, I94S
A Strange Campaign
As this is being written, the results of
the presidential elections are not known. We
would hesitate to venture an opinion on the
outcome. It's been a strange campaign from
beginning to end. We've had tha humorous,
the serious, the scandalous and *he unexpected. And the campaign of 1945 now
takes its place among the most interesting
in the records of the Alma Mater Society.
To the unknown winner we offer our
premature congratulations, our future support and a package of aspirins. Next year's
president may be the one who will lead
UBC into the post-war era of expansion.
He will have a difficult job.
We have not had the chance to voice
our objections to the entry of a third candidate into the race sometime after the last
minute. Whatever the excuses, it should
not have been allowed.
Council recently issued an edict pointing out certain rules which students have
broken during this term. Following closely
on the heels of this, council breaks a rule
itself. How can it expect students to obey
the rules if they themselves have no respect
for regulations?
The science dream boy, Leslie Allan
Raphael, asserts that this is democracy—two
council big-wigs allowing an unknown student to contest the presidency with them.
Shame on you, Leslie. Lack of respect for
law is anarchy, not democracy.
It does not speak well for the third candidate either. A candidate for presidency of
the Alma Mater Society should know the
rules of the society. He had plenty of time
to practise his democracy before the day
nominations closed.
The Science Ubyssey
Congratulations are in order for the
Engineers who took over The Ubyssey last
Tuesday and published one of the best
papers of the year, typographically speaking.
Bruce Bewell and his copy boy, our fastidious Mr. Blunden, did remarkably well, in
spite of the El Stuffo.
We enjoyed reading Doc Morton's article on the Engineers' university spirit. We
agree with him there, but—here we go
again—we take issue with him on his examples.   .
"Granted, we have faculty spirit, plenty
of it; but our interest in university affairs
should be apparent", says Mr. Morton, (our
punctuation) "It cannot be claimed that the
Engineers do not attend AMS meetings.
Furthermore, if it were not for the Engineers no one would have attended Arts class
elections in years past. When it comes to
keeping an eagle eye on council, the redshirts are second to none."
There are some times when an AMS
meeting could be conducted much more effectively without the Engineers' cheering
section in attendance. But we can remember plenty of times when only the cheering
section was in attendance. Our point is that
the cheering section should be toned down.
It is rather a sinister interest in university affairs which Engineers are taking
when they elect Engineers to Arts executives. It's lots of fun, but leave the Artsmen
to worry about their affairs. They have
enough trouble as it is.
We are afraid that the Engineers' "eagle
eye" is rather astigmatic when it views
council. The Ubyssey loves to stand and
cheer when somebody else picks on council,
but we also like to have that criticism fair.
When you look at council, make that eagle's
eye clear and close. There are plenty of
defects, but it takes good vision to appraise
them correctly.
Mr. Yorke and The Ubyssey
This year's most severe critic of The
Ubyssey, Mr. Bruce Yorke, came into our
offices the other day to discuss differences
of opinion. The conversation seemed important enough to put before all students at
this time. First we ironed out the wrinkles
resulting from the AMS meeting.
Mr. Yorke admitted that the charges he
made against us were based on mis-information, which he thought to be reliable. On
our part, we admitted that he did not state
the rumour about the mass resignations
from The Ubyssey at the AMS meeting, as
we said in an editorial. We also pointed out
to him that it was not he to whom we were
referring in our front page editorial, charging deliberate disruption of the meeting.
We further agreed that student leaders
on the whole were at fault for allowing a
matter so important as revision of the governmental set-up of the Alma Mater Society to become a political controversy. We
both realized where the blame should be
placed, but did not wish to drag out dead
cats here. „
The important thing to us seemed to be
for all students to get together now and
work out a good, sound system of government for the Alma Mater Society. The big
policital fight is over. Student leaders can
now get down to the job which was so badly
messed up before.
For the information of the general student body and to aid the new committee
for constitution revision, The Ubyssey will
publish a new-type analysis of student government. This was suggested to us by an
interested graduate, Byron Straight, who
has agreed to do the necessary spade work.
We hope to have this before student eyes
soon. We also hope that all students will
give this analysis their attention so that they
will be prepared for intelligent discussion
at the next AMS meeting.
d
• modern science
•   MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 8—(UP)—If heat
were visible, according to Henry F.
Dever, a man who knows all about heat
from H to T, your living room would look
like a layer cake with the frosting on the
floor.
This winter your living room probably
feels a little chilly at floor level and the
chances are you blame the fuel ration board
for it, forgetting that it's been like that every
winter for years unless you pushed the
thermostat too high for comfort around the
midsection. Dever insists that the ration
board is innocent.
He ought to know because, as vice president in charge of engineering for the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co., he has
been studying the problems of home heating
for many years. This year, with a control
he calls "moduflow," he thinks he has the
biggest problem licked.
BREAKS UP LAYERS'
"It's stratification," he said, "You know
how a thermostat turns the heat on and off.
During the 'off' period the air in a room
stratifies and you have an upside down layer
cake, too hot at ceiling level, about right in
the middle and down-right frosty at the bottom where your feet rest and the kids play.
"We knocked this on the head with
moduflow, which is a system of heating controls to break up the stratification by sending an even, constant flow of heat into the
living quarters, gauged to the temperature
you want.
"Otherwise, though automatic heat is a
wonderful bother-saver, it really gives you
alternate periods of too much and too little
warmth."
Dever explained that these alternate
periods result from what heating engineers
call "lag," inherent in all automatic heating
systems. When the thermostat calls for heat
from the basement, it takes time for the
heating plant to send its heat upstairs to the
radiator or warm air register, and still more
time for the heat to permeate the room and
eventually reach the thermostat. During
this "lag" period the room continues to cool.
BALANCES HEAT LOSS
"The body can adjust itself to low or
high temperatures within a rather wide
range, provided the temperature is steady,"
he explained, "but the ups and downs make
us uncomfortable. The obvious answer
would be to keep the flow of heat into a
room constant, just enough to balance the
constant heat loss through walls, windows,
doors and the like. The steady flow would
break up the stratification , end drafts' and
give just a gentle circulation of warmth.
We worked on that assumption.
"It turned out to be almost that simple,
except that we had to devise different
methods to accommodate the various types
of fuels and heating systems—steam, warm
air and hot water. We finally evolved one
basic system for all, moduflow control,
which does keep the heat steady by modulating its flow."
LETTERS TO
EDITOR
PEEPER'S PAPERS ... by peeper
Editor,
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir,
Allow me, before I get down to
the matter In hand, to acknowledge the criticisms levelled against
these papers in the Saturday issue of The Ubyssey, that excellent journal published through the
efforts of John Tom Scott, Esq.,
resident of Point Grey, The criticisms were so coquettishly expressed that they lay upon my mind
for several days before I evolved a
satisfactory explanation.
My defense rests on two bases:
firstly, I am ignorant of the existence of Mr. Addison's "Speota
tor," and secondly, since we are
both in tiie same field together,
should we not fight it out to the
Utter end? May the best man
win.
Let me add that although I subscribe to no dally publication excepting the London Times, and to
very few weekly or biweekly publications, I do emphatically declare that there is not a quarterly published in Europe or North
America relating to literary or
scientific subjects to which I am
not a devoted subscriber. Yet, ln
all these worthwhile manuals I
have never seen an article by this
Mr. Addison, so I am forced to
summarily dismiss him as an upstart plagiarist, who has attained
to some degree of fame at my expense.
"Peeper"
The Editor,
The Ubyssey.
Dear Sir,
I thank Mr. Morton for his
prompt reply and criticisms. One
or two of his points deserve comment.
The invitation from the University of Western Ontario to attend
the conference on its campus
reached us December 10. It was
not possible then to have a meeting of the students. I did what has
been done in the past—asked only
for sanction of Council. I felt that
our students would wish to be
represented and would, moreover,
wish to take the lead in re-establishing a national student1 organization.
The original plan for Arts Week
called for a tug-of-war between
Arts and Science. It was argued
that this would release pent-up
energy and prevent Arts-Science
clashes. Council did not agree.
Since some members of the Discipline Committee stated that they
could not be responsible for discipline unless the tug-of-war was
held, Council took the only possible action—assumed the responsibility itself. We did not know
that the street-car strike would
subsequently make this action unnecessary.
I still feel that change in Council
this year would have saved the Incoming Council from some of the
troubles we faced. This change
would have to have been made
before elections. The work the
committee did was good and there
was almost unanimity of agreement among its members.
The members themselves were
well chosen: they were familiar
with Council's problems, they
represented the different activities of the students, five of the
seven had visited other campuses
and had studied student organizations in those campuses first hand.
I thank them for their labors.
Mr. Morton has done the students a service in this respect:
Council needs your criticisms and
suggestions. If you have complaints make them to Council
members or to the Ubyssey. Council will give a prompt explanation
and will correct an error if there
is one.  .
Very truly yours,
R. M. Bibbs
NON-SMOKER
CORNERS FAGS
• OAKLAND, Cal., Feb. 8-(UP)
—A safe deposit box seems indicated in the case of William H.
Wehrlie, 58, who has 150 packages
of cigarettes from all over the
world.
The packages are unopened and
so shall they remain, said Wehrlie,
who amassed them not for smoking purposes, but as a hobby.
He owns what is believed to be
the most complete collection of
American brands and several
packs from Mexico, Europe, and
the Orient.
Comments Wehrlie's rueful family, "We wait in line like everybody else."
» PERCHANCE I have mentioned in a past essay that I
am attending a series of lectures
in British Constitutional History,
to provide me with an historical
background for my research into
the basis of Thomas Hobbe's momentous work, the "Leviathan."
The course is offered by that
learned and estimable man Professor August. His lectures have
been marked throughout by a certain dignity which, however, has
not been dependent in any way
upon pure formality. But, alas, an
incident occurred not two days
ago which I deplore, chiefly because it deflected this fine equilibrium to the side of excessive informality if not to downright
ribaldry.
Professor August was recounting the legend of the heir of
James the Second and was about
to explain that the infant in the
tale was transported from the royal
lying-in chamber in a warming-
pan. By an inadvertent slip of the
tongue he declared instead that
the child was brought thence in a
bed-pan, and you can well understand the uproar which followed
this remark. Tim Treacle, an effeminate student well-known on
the campus, was seen to mince out
tip-toe in paroxym* of giggling,
and even Jim Steadfast, a member
of the club, and also a pillar of
the Students' Christian Movement,
succumbed to laughter. For my
own part, I bit my lip hard in an
effort to suppress the natural reaction to the unwitting comedy
of our professor and I was successful except for the blush that must
have suffused my features in the
effort. Pray God it were taken for
a blush!
On that very day, as I took up
my position at our club's table in
the alcove at Underbill's, I overheard J,im Steadfast recounting
the incident to Michael Flint and
young D'Arcy Westmoreland, both
of whom, needless to say, were
highly amused, Young Westmoreland swore it was the finest story
he had «ver heard and that nothing could have put him in a
more agreeable state of mind, except perhaps ha were told of the
government's decision to lift the
ration on spirits.
Wain Folio, a man who is welcome to our table on the strength
of his being a member ot the pub
lications board, stated that in his
opinion such moments of ribaldry
in lectures created a certain "fellow-feeling" between master and
students which was in all ways
desirable. Although I have never
held a very high opinion of Folio,
I must confess that on this occasion that fellow's remarks prompted a train of thoughts in my
mind which provided me with a
full evening's contemplation.
I have come to the conclusion
that even such debacles as the
one I have described above can be
excused if they contribute to a
friendlier attitude between a professor and his students. There are
some who are partial to the ideal
of a purely formal relationship
between master and scholars and
they have said that to this end
the professor must maintain a certain "symbolic distance." Far be
it from me to advocate any flippant cameraderie at the intellectual level. Such a state of affairs
would be deplorable and doubtless
the fear that this might occur Is
the chief reason for the "symbolic distance" theory being held at
all. Nevertheless one of the finest and most distinguished men
in the faculty of the liberal arts
has told me in private conversation that he regards himself as
merely an older student than those
whom he instructs. I have noticed
that this man continues to command the respect of the whole
student body and particularly of
those who come into intimate contact with him, and I would strongly urge that in the Interests of a
finer academic morale such practices be adopted by the exponents
of the art of symbolic distance.
I must confess that this whole
question has aroused such a degree of interest in me that I am
making it the subject of a long
essay which will appear in the
Laval University Publication,
"Pourquoi d'Educatlon," in May,
1949.
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KErrisdale 1811. "Back to Varsity" Farmers Seek
Continuance of Short Aggie Course
•   OVER ONE HUNDRED farmers took a holiday and
came back to university to learn how their gardens are
supposed to grow in a special seed-growing course offered
by the Extension Department of Uie university this term.
Farmers from all parts fo Brit-       ^_____.
Little Haytchkay ...by Buzz Walker
ish Columbia have been on the
campus attending this short course
for seed growers. The course was
arranged through the Department
of University Extension in co-operation with the B.C. Seed Growers Association.
It was expected that a maximum of 23 would attend the
course, but 115 farmers, more than
four times this number registered.
Ten of the "back-to-universlty"
agriculturists were women.
Prior to the depression the Faculty of Agriculture had short
courses for farmers including seed
growers. After a gap of some fifteen years this work has been reestablished with outstanding success. Average attendance at all
lectures was 100 students.
At the closing lecture a vote of
thanks was given for the UBC
students, who made the Brock
Lounge available for these sessions. It was suggested that the
course be repeated in two years
but the members were so enthusiastic that they insisted upon its
continuation next year.
Students Swim
To Brock Hall
Lectures
• IT WOULD seem that there
was some rain in Vancouver
yesterday. At least, that was the
Illusion Miss Marjory Monroe's
Psych 4 students were labouring
under.
They had a lecture in the Brock,
at 10:30 Wednesday, and when
they arrived in the hall there
seemed to be no place to put their
umbrellas.
Half a dozen or so were closed
and placed, in the wastebaskot at
the foot of the stairs, but the rest
lay scattered in many attitudes,
open for the most part, and
stretching half-way across the corridor.
There were blue umbrellas,
pink umbrellas, yellow umbrellas, purple umbrellas, black
umbrellas, spotted umbrellas,
striped umbrellas, plaid umbrellas, but though we looked
hard we could And no broken
umbrellas.
Now they're trying water-wings.
REID DISCUSSES
GLIDERS
NOON TODAY
O FIRST of a series of talks on
various aspects of glider building and flying will be given by
Dick Reid, formerly of the RCAF,
when he addresses the Glider Club
in Applied Science 202 at 12:30
Thursday.
The series is part of a "self-
teaching" plan of the club to help
its members in learning the experience and knacks of glider
handling, stated Frank Underwood
president of the club.
Everyone in the club will have
a turn to speak on his own particular field.
There are twelve returned veterans who are members of the
club.
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black fountain pen with silver
band. Lost between or in the Arts
or Auditorium buildings.. Return
to Irene Steiner, KErr. 2665.
Co-operation Key
To World Peace,
Says Historian
• ITHACA, N.Y. Feb. 8 (UJ».)~
International   co-operation   is
the key to maintenance of future
peace, asserts Carl L. Becker,
well-known historian and professor of history emeritus at Cornell.
Becker says that no international police force would be large
enough to prevent wars in a world
where countries did not co-operate. However, he advances two
possible alternatives for the prevention of war, both of which depend upon international co-operation.
First, the .great nations (probably the United States, Great Britain and Russia) could probably
partition off the world into spheres
of influence, each power responsible for maintaining peace within
its particular sphere.
Second, a super-state could be
composed of nations similar to the
states within the United States.
The super-state could be governed
by an inner body of delegates representing the states which participate.
Becker considers a league of nations essential in the future world;
that its name should be changed
because of the failure of the old
league; that such an organization
would be successful only if the
United States were a member.
Use Latin Recipe
Eat the Cakes
• SALIDA, Col. Feb. 8 (U.P.)-
Dld  you ever  make  a  cake
from a recipe 2,000 years old? Probably not, but some Salida school
children did recently.
The pupils in the high-school
Latin classes found some ancient
recipes in their Latin books.
And just to prove their adept-
ness at translation, they selected a
cake recipe 2,000 years old and
translated it.
Then to show the teacher that
their translation was correct, they
made the cake and ate it.
Since there wasn't any need for
bicarbonate, the youngsters concluded that the ancients knew
their "business" when it came to
making cakes.
Aggies Plan
Field" Day
• ANNUAL Agassiz field trip
for Agricultural undergraduates will take place some time in
March. The exact date will be
announced later.
All Aggie undergrads are requested to pay fees of 82.50 to
their class presidents as soon as
possible. The deadline for payments is February 22.
Following the field trip, the Aggie Faculty will hold their annual
spring banquet.
Newman Club Plans
Gala Mardi Grat
• A MARDI GRAS will be held
Saturday, February 10 by the
University of British Columbia
Newman Club. Prizes will be
awarded for the best costumes.
The Mardi Gras will commence
at 8:00 p.m. at the West Point Grey
Hall, 4426 West 10th Avenue.
Alumni Club Pledges Support to UBC
Expansion at Association Banquet
•   AN INFORMAL banquet was held Friday evening in the
Brock  dining room under the  auspices  of the  UBC
Alumni Association.
Chairman Ted Baynes, president of the Alumni Association,
presented the speakers, among
whom were Bruce Robinson, Pete
Fowler, Pearley Brissendon, Maury Van Vliet and Allan MacFarlane.
Thc need for expansion of
the existing faculties and the
establishment of others was
emphasized by all speakers.
4mong those mentioned were
the    establishment    of    Law,
Medical, and  Physical Education faculties.
Alumni members of the Junior
Board of Trade, The Parent-
Teachers' Association, and the
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, had the unanimous opinion that UBC lacked many necessary requirements.
All guest speakers pledged their
support to any move that might
bring improvement to UBC.
THE UBYSSEY, FEBRUARY 8, 1945 — Page Three
Shopping with Mary Ann
Little Haytchkay Catto Hit Secret Ballot
'Gondoliers' Begin
Rehearsals Friday
• REHEARSALS for tiie Mussoc production of "The
Gondoliers" are well ahead of schedule, a Musical Society
representative told The Ubyssey yesterday. The first dress
rehearsal will be held tomorrow and another will be held
Monday evening. •
C. H. Williams
. . Directs Orch.
last
laughs
By I LAFFED WUNCE
• 'BACK TO Nature!' is the call
we heard from Queen's Journal the other day. Just to prove,
here is a sample of their literature:
She doesn't like
Smutty jokes
She doesn't neck
She never smokes.
She doesn't wear
Silk lingerie;
No slender ex-
Lax beauty she.
Yet people in
Her calves delight,
And often she
Stays out all night,
And artists paint
Her in the nude
In forest glade
At dawn bedewed.
You ask her name?
I'll tell you now
She ain't a dame;     •
She's a jersey cow.
*   *   *   *
The  Ubyssey  has  had  its  moments too. This one is from a way
back when.
"Her silhouette is so distinctive."
"I don't know.  I never rode in
it."
»   »   •   »
We may kick about the weather
all we please. In fact, we may
swear dire vengeance on the
Weather Man or Mr. Forecaster.
But, in fact, it seems that this
young Casanova has it ail over us.
"You don't love me as much as
you used to. Haven't I always
played fair with you?"
"Yeh, you're fair, but I like 'em
warmer."
To this one, all we can say ls
"How true, how true,"
Sinjin: "What do you see in that
girl's dress?"
Gus: "Not much. It's what I see
out of it that gets me."
Costumes for the, first act of
"The Gondoliers" are on display
In the windows of The David
Spencer Company and The Hudson's Bay Company.
Selections from the operetta
will be sung by the Ducal
party over CJOR at 10:30 tonight.
Tickets for student night will be
given out in the Quad next week.
Two hundred students will be admitted free to the first performance next Wednesday.
The orchestra for "The Gondoliers" is under the   direction   of
Mr. C. H. Williams.  Dramatic director is Mr. E. V. Young and his
assistant is Professor Walter Gage.
.   Make-up classes were held
Wednesday night ln Auditorium 207.  Instructing the class
were Vera Radcliffe and Renee
leBlanc.
The scenery will be brought to
the auditorium Saturday. Mr. F.
Haney is in charge of the scenery
and the stage properties. House
manager is Mr. Walter Wasylkow.
The piano accompanists for the
rehearsals were Miss Margaret
Wiilson, LRSM, and Miss Audrey Hoag.
The principals for "The Gondoliers" are Elinor Haggart, as Tessa; Erika Nalos, Glanntta; David
Holman, Mlro; Bob McLellan,
Giusippe; Keith Simpson, Duke;
Irene Kennedy, Duchess; Kelvin
Service, Luiz, and Alice Stonehouse, Cassilda; Edward Hulford,
Donalhamera.
Economics Club To
Receive Members
O APPLICATIONS will be received from second and third
year students for membership in
the Economics Club next year.
Applications should be sent to
Marjorie Smith, Arts letter rack.
All applicants will be invited to
a meeting this term.
SMITH TALKS
ON UNIVERSE
SATURDAY
• AN ILLUSTRATED lecture
on "The Age of the Universe" will be presented by
Harold D. Smith of the university Department of Physics,
Saturday evening, February 10
at the weekly meeting of the
Vancouver Institute.
These lectures are held every
Saturday evening in Arts 100
commencing at 8:15. They are
open to the public and are free
of charge.
Math Club To Hear
Relativity Theory
• A SPECIAL meeting of the
Mathematics Club will be
held tomorrow evening, 8:15 p.m.,
at 3358 W. 12th Avenue. The speaker will be Mr. Thompson of the
Physics Department. He will deal
in simple terms with the Theory
of Relativity. All students who
are taking Math 10 or its equivalent are welcome, especially Engineers.
• RAIN, rain, and more rain—
doesn't a cosy fire, a quilted
housecoat and a pair of furry-
edged mules sound just like the
proper treatment? For the dainties
you need call into B. M. Clarke's
at 2517 Granville, 1721 Commercial,
603 West Hastings or 6201 Fraser
.... that cute platinum-topped
freshette is cleverly thwarting all
qulpssers who swear that nature
had a little help in determining
•
• IT TAKES gadgets to give you
individuality.   No matter what
your ensemble is to be, whether
suave or casual, there'll be just
the right jewelry accessories to
suit your taste in Maison Henri's
salon at 001 Granville .... dame
rumour has it that the pretty blond
Gamma Phoo from Victoria and
her red-headed gentleman friend
are talking wedhood .... We congratulate the clever president of
Pan Hell who has kept her secret
*   *
• SPRING heralds new and exhilarating styles and for that
trend Rae-son's have replenished
their stock .... no one can complain that AMS meetings are dull
.... not with that couple cosey-
coxnering lt in the right rear balcony .... and not with that vocal
bomb thrower who caused a furor, as usual, getting his cues from
her "hue de hair" by sporting a
picture of herself at the tender age
of four—a sure fire method so far
. . . and then there were the two
freshettes who used the "cracking an egg on the window" routine to attract the attention ar the
passers-by .... For comfort and
support in foundation garments
or for fluffy loveliness in lingerie
be sure to drop along and see the
stock at any of B. M. Clarke's
stores.
from us so long .... what is it
she could have five of and three
of them are black? ... We heard
of one D.G. who sat expectantly
home one night with 26 ounces of
molasses squeerings for any lucky
caller .... If she had advertised
she would probably have been
swamped. . . . Besides pins and
brooches to brighten your appearance we suggest a swish new hair
do at Maison Henri's cUstlnotive
shoppe.
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the little woman sitting along
side .... visit this downtown
store and see for yourself the
new slash-toe cocktail slipper,
heelless d'orsee pumps, scanty
sandals and other original designs.
For more practical wear they're
featuring too smart new low-
heeled walking shoes in varied
color and texture leather.
WIFE SHOULD NOT 'PROD' HUSBAND"
8. (UP)-A man's wife is the
most important factor in determining his success in life, claims
Dr. B. V. Moore, head of the department of education and psychology at Pennsylvania State
College.
"A man who is not well-adjusted and happy in life's major aspects—of which marriage and
home are a very large part—can
not be successful and well-adjusted in his job," Dr. Moore said.
The success or failure of many
men, Dr. Moore added, can be
traced to the women they have
married and the type of home life
they lead, and he described the
best wife "type" as one who
strengthens and encourages her
husband without prodding him.
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\ HIGBIE HOOPLA SQUADS SQUELCH CHIEFS, 'BEES
Both Varsity Quintettes Absorb
THE UBYSSEY, FEBRUARY 8, 1945 — Page Four
LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
r
• SO NEAR AND YET—The glistening silverware above
includes the Hamber trophy for the British Columbia
Provincial basketball champions (left) and the Montreal Cup
for the Dominion Championship. Competition for these two
prizes doesn't start for several weeks yet, but they're causing
plenty of trouble for local hoop moguls right now.
the gospel...
according to LUKE MOYLS
HOOP HASH AND STUFF
•   ALL IS NOT well in the UBC basketball camps.   A
grave problem rears its ugly head. It is at times like these
that basketball players and coaches would rather not be
what they are. The situation, besides being somewhat ticklish, is intricate.
This year, being an odd year (numerically odd—not
divisible by two), is the year for Western Canada to entertain
various basketball teams in the Dominion playoffs.
Ordinarily, the UBC Thunderbirds would be training
earnestly these days in preparation for the crucial series,
but do we find this year's crew getting ready for the Canadian Championships? The answer echoes through an empty
gym . . . NO.
"What's that," you say. "Why aren't they being whipped
into shape? Aren't they going to play in the Dominion
finals?"
Thunderbirds Thtumped
Unfortunately the Thunderbirds do not expect to play
for the famed Montreal Cup. As the situation now stands,
they find it impossible.
You see, the Dominion playoffs are scheduled for April,
and every university student knows what that month means
. . . exams. This year's Thunderbirds tried playing a tough
series during exams once before. It was a case of the University of Oregon series against the Christmas exams.
You'll remember that the Blue and Gold team finished
favorably in the series, but not so in the exams. True, they
managed to get through, but in most cases the margin was
perilously slim.
They're not taking any chances this time. Things aren't
the same as they were in the old days when the Thunderbirds
spent all their time in the gym. To play basketball wasn't
a sacrifice in those days, but it is today.
Embarassing Situations
*
We have a fine team this year in spite of other rumours
which have arisen since the upset at the hands of the lowly
Higbie squad. You must remember that the team members
no longer have anything to fight for. There is no appeal to
a City and Provincial Title if you haven't a chance of going
right to the top, the Canadian Crown.
So what will happen if the 'Birds drop out of the running? Here's the picture in a nutshell: Lauries Pie-Rates,
the only other so-called Senior A team will meet the winner
of the Intermediate A finals between the UBC Chiefs and
Higbies for the Vancouver title.
H would be rather embarassing if Lauries went on to
take the Dominion Title since the Thunderbirds have already
defeated them by walking away with the local league.
But that wouldn't be half as embarassing as the situation
which would arise if an Intermediate A team took the senior
crown and represented Western Canada in the Dominion
playoffs.
It's quite a problem, isn't it?
Proud father; What shall we
call it?
Mother: Let's call it Quits.
*   *   *   •
Sign in a local grocery store:
The world is coming to an end-
please pay your bills now so we
won't have to hunt all over hell
for you.
I didn't raise my daughter to be
fiddled with, said the pussy-cat
as she rescued the offspring from
the violin factory.
»   *   »   *
Why are your socks on wrong
side out?
Oh, my feet got hot so 1 turned
the hose on them.
Defeat In Thrilling Playoff Tilts
• IT JUST wasn't Varsity's night to win Tuesday night at
the King Ed House of Hoopla when both the Chiefs and
the Thunderbees dropped close tilts to Higbie squads. The
Senior B's dropped their third straight in the three out .of
five finals by a slim 39-38 edge and the Chiefs were taken
in the first game of the Inter A finals, 47-38.
Both games were thrillers from       —"""""■~——~~-—~~~—~——
STUDENTS PREP
FOR SWIM MEET
AT YMCA POOL
beginning to end. In the Senior
B fixture, the Blue and Gold
started off with a smart eight point
lead over the Higbiemen at the
end of the first quarter and managed to hold a narrow one point
margin at the three quarter mark.
Thrills came in abundance for
the next ten minutes as both teams
matched basket for basket. It all
ended when Earl McDonaugh sank
a free shot with seconds to go.
Varsity didn't get another chance
after that.
The first game of the Inter
A finals proved to be Just as
thrilling   although   the   seore
would   not   Indicate  it.   The
Students held a Ave point lead
at the half way mark when
they had a 21-16 margin. The
third canto started  the fireworks when the Higbiemen began to penetrate the Varsity
defence to net a small lead as
they opened the flnal quarter.
With a matter of two minutes
to go, the Chlsfs were on the short
end of a two point margin after
coming back well after slipping In
the third canto. While the Chiefs
were rushing madly to make up
their  two- points, Danny Holden
found himself in the open to count
five times in the dying minutes.
Actually, it was these breakaways
that broke the spirit of the Students who, although  they never
gave  up,  were  beaten  by  these
breaks.
Bob Burtwell gave a rather
lovely display of how to sink '
foul shots, dropping seven out
of seven to account for most
of his nine points. Lynn scor-
a torrid 24 counters to end up
as high man for the night.
Bruce Yorke was high fer the,
Chiefs, netting 13 points.
In the Senior B tilt, "Wild BUI"
Hooson came through with 13
points, playing one of his better
games of the season.
Here are tiie scores—
INTERMEDIATE A
VARSITY - Yorke 13, Capozzi
8, Bossons 6, Stevenson 6, Haas 5,
Swanson, Fenn, Blake, Cowan.
Total 38.
HIGBIES - Holden 13, Burtwell
9, Lynn 24, Ryan, Malone, Letham,
Hake, Ross, Mitchell 1. Total 47.
SENIOR B
VARSITY — Climie, Pederson 6,
Vaughan 6, Bryant 2, McGeer 5,
King 3, Edwards, Hooson 13, Huyck
3. Total 38.
HIGBIES — White 4, Pearson 9,
Urquart, Mclnnes 6, Henderson 9,
McDonaugh 6, McMillan 5, Russ
White.  Total'39.
Dving Leaf Club
Takes 5-1 Victory
From Beantowners
• TORONTO Maple Leafs skated
to an easy win Tuesday night,
swamping the Boston Bruins 5-1.
This recent drive by the rejuvenated Leafs is a threatening sign
to the league leaders in the coming Stanley Cup playoffs.
Bill Jennings put Boston in the
lead during the first minute of
play in the opening canto. The
Boston wlngman received a pass
from Bill Cowley and beat the
Toronto net-minder with a thirty
foot drive.
Babe Pratt found the range for
Toronto a few minutes later and
knotted the count. The Toronto
crew took advantage of this marker and dominated the play for
the rest of the game. With Kennedy and Jackson scoring a goal
apiece in the second period, the
Leafs entered the third period
with a two goal edge on the Bruins. Once again Kennedy took
over team honors as he stretched
the hemp for the second time and
assisted Mel Hill in the last Leaf
counter.
i
LOST
A wallet containing cards and
keys—urgent.  Please phone ALma
2730 or leave at AMS office.
»   *   *   *
A girl's voice was heard in a
bomb shelter: "Get your dirty
hands off my knee. No, not you
.... YOU."
t SATURDAY night is the night
for all Intramural swimmers,
for that's when the Men's Intramural Swim Meet takes place.
Starting at 7 o'clock in the YMCA
pool, the {urogram includes nine
events.
On top of the list is the 20-yard
free style race, with the 20-yard
breast stroke next on the card.
Then there's the 20-yard back
stroke and the plunge for distance,
followed by the 40-yard free style
event.
Number six on the program Is
the 40-yard breast stroke followed by the 20-yard under water
swim and the 20-yard race without the use of arms. To finish off
the meet, the swim moguls provide the only relay of the night,
160-yard free style.
•   SCIENCE GENIUS—
Here is Ichabod Q. Slide-
rule, brilliant inventor of the
Science Ball, which is a popular indoor sport that enjoys
a one-night stand at the
Commodore each year. The
inventor and his associates
have been working hard on
this year's gala brawl which
comes up tonight at 9, so
Sciencemen are reminded
not to miss it. In fact, in
order to make sure not to
miss it, the inventor urges
engineers to bring it themselves.
Varsity Fifteen
Meets Ex-Byng
• IN AN EFFORT to strengthen
their hold on first place in the
Tisdall Cup Race, Varsity will
send a strong squad against the
young ex-Byng fifteen in the
feature game on Saturday at
Brockton Oval. Rowing Club
meets their arch rivals, Ex-Britannia in the opener at 2.15.
The Blue and Gold have definitely established themselves as
the outstanding rugby squad In
Vancouver and they will be out
to clinch the Cup. The squad will
be at full strength and shoilld be
able to dispose of the Byngites
with little trouble.
However, Rowing Club has
a very potent lineup as well.
They have most of the stars
who performed for Vancouver
Reps last week. One of these
is Art Hicks, who is one of the
best all-round backs in British
Columbia.
Dan Doswell, Varsity Thunderbird coach, will call the big practices next week, in preparation for
the McKechnie Cup battle in Victoria on the 17th.
It has been reputed   that the
Crimson   Tide   will   go   all out
against   Varsity   because  of the
trouncing   they   took   from the'
Reps.
fo
r men
only
• A COUPLE of weeks ago,
WAA held what they were
pleased to call a splash party. They
deserve congratulations on the
choice of name. What it turned
out to be should never be dignified
with the title of Swimming Meet.
Feeling that there might be some
amongst you faithful that would
be Interested ln what transpired,
I more or less attended. After
gulping my dinner I arrived at
the pool about half an hour after
the meet was scheduled to start.
SYLPH-UKE STUFF
Peering through the window I
was pleasantly surprised to observe many sylph-like mermaids
disporting themselves in the water.
Also visible, unfortunately, were
several rather unsylph-like creations. I was disappointed to learn
no spectators were being admitted
to the pool.
Apparently some of the officials were afraid that one of
the "pleasantly plump" girls
might leap Into the pool, and '
ln the resulting tidal wave,
someone would be washed
away.
Two Varsity boys, Gene Patterson and Earl Butterworth, knew
people in the right places. At
least they were present as lifeguards and I can see no other
reason for the choice. Of course
we on the outside weren't jealous.
GUARDS GEDUNKED
However, as it later turned out,
they spent a rather dull evening,
enlightened  only  by  the episode
during which the girls threw them
into the pool.   Were  those long
black flashy pants wet and clammy and uncomfortable, fellows?
The meet showed no signs of
getting underway and we became rather restless.  Inquiries
into the  delay revealed that
certain of the moguls on WAD
had yet to arrive.  It seemed
they were in the midst of a
hasty revision of all the plans
for the meet.  Said plans had
previously been carefully
.   worked out by undergraduate
members of the Directorate.
Eventually, after a period which
seemed to stretch past the margin accepted as "fashionably late,"
everyone was present and accounted   for.    With   the   blowing   of
whistles and shouting of instructions, the meet was off.
BOUQUETS, YET
Outside   we   could   hardly   believe our eyes.   Contestants were
actually lining up for the start of
a race. Oh joy, oh ecslacy, a race!
But no,   we   thought  it  was  too
good to be true. More conferences,
more shouting, then, at last, a race.
This contest evidentally had
something to do with a wedding.   In  any  case,  someone
carried a bouquet of flowers,
(small, but unidentified, as no
botanist   was   present).   Said
bouquet was jettisoned during
by Pete McGeer
the race. It then spent a considerable time forlornly floating about the pool. It finally
vanished as someone came up
after diving. I wonder how
they tasted.
After a brief period of about
half an hour, during which time
we amused ourselves by watching
the contestants turning blue with
the cold, another race came up.
Meanwhile we Inveigled the doorkeeper into letting us into the
pool. Our triumph was short lived,
however. We were summarily e-
jected much to the joy and amusement of Gene and Earl.
OVER BY 10 P.X.
Another long pause was indicated at this point. Bud and Art
craved a little action, so we abandoned the pool to its fate and
went to a show. After the show
we thought of going back to see
the last half of the meet, but
since it was close to midnight we
decided in favour of sleep.
Much later we heard that the
meet gained a little momentum
later and was actually finished by
10 p.x. Also, reports gathered from
independent swimmers indicate
that a fine time was had by all.
I guess that the bast (and safest)
way to put it is that as a Splash
Party it was a success. But as a
swimming meet it sort of got hamstrung.
The modern home is a showcase for fine
appointments, and good taste depends
largely on the play of light and shadow.
When you plan your new home, or remodel the old one, consult B.C. Electric
Lighting Engineers first for most up-to-
date information. They will mark lights,
switches and outlets on the blueprint of
the home you plan, and bring it up to
Red Seal Standard. A similar service is
offered stores and business premises. This
is another B.C. Electric  FREE service.
Efficiency of lighting may be increased
as much as 42 per cent by keeping globes
and reflectors clean, and by providing
light backgrounds.
B16-43

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