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s    100
No. 7
Totem  Gets  First  Cl
For  Canada   In  Survey
Sho-You-Hwa, the Totem Thunderbird Mascot, is the
proudest little fellow on the campus these days. Right across
the middle of his plump little chest is a figurative medal awarded to him by the National Scholastic Press Association. And
the reason for it all is Sho-You-Hwa's pride and joy, th% Totem.
The   N.S.P.   Association   has   de
clared Sho-You-Hwn's last year's
Totem first-class for Canada In a
recently completed International
survey of 832 annuals from 45
States ond Canada.
Yes sir! Sho-
You-Hwa is a national  hero.
Between    bows,
Sho - You - Hwa
modestly     pauses
to   say   that   lt   Is
'just   possible that
t'Ozzie Durkin, edi-
'"" tor  of  last   year's
'\vTotem,    had    a
little    bit    to    do
with   it.     "But  lt
was   mostly   me,"
he adds.
When the news
reached the Publications Board, the entire staff took
on that dazed but definitely happy
look of a Freshman who has Just
successfully completed his first midterms.
Thc   same   night,   the   Editorial
Staff   held   a   modest   little   celebration, In Sho-You?Hwn's honor,
banned  from  the press.
"Isn't   it grand!"   cried  Betty  Quick,
in  whose hands Sho-You-Hwa's now
precious     reputation     rests     for     the
coming year, "I do hope we can keep
Sho-You-Hwa  up there on  top of the
national   situation.     I'm   flabbergasted
at the whole thing.    Pardon me while
I   faint."
You Too Can Work
On Canada's Best
Annual - Act Now !
All students wishing to work
on thc finest year-book in Canada are asked to report to the
office of the Totem In the Publication*: Board, Brock Hall, at
noon, Friday.
Prospective photographers,
writers, copy-readers, lay-out
men should be on hand at this
time to hear from Betty Quick,
Totem chief.
100 Travel
To Victoria
For Big Game
Almost one hundred students
accompanied the Varsity Thunderbird Canadian Football team
to Victoria Thanksgiving Day
on U.B.C.'s "little invasion."
Everyone declared the outing
a   success   which   would   have
been complete had the score of
the game been reversed.
This fact, however, did not deter
the fans from having an hilarious
time both on the excursion steamer and In the Island city. Going
and coming Varsity pianists entertained the holiday crowd on the
ship's two pianos, and then took
their turn at being entertained
when the orchestra played dance
In Victoria the lads and lasses took
a brief whirl around the city before
travelling out lo Macdonald Park,
where they formed a good sized
ch-serlng section un'.er the direction
cf   the   Mamooks.
Several ex-Varsity students caught
the football-fever and joined the
throng. They ulso joined in thc ag>
cld drinking songs rendered by
groups on nil parts of the boat as the
lights of Vancouver hove into v.-ew
around   10:30  p.m.
Sciencemen To Present
Claims  To  Shrum  Today
Will Attempt To Iron Out Difficulties
Resulting From Heavy Burden of Army Work
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Science students will officially present their claims regarding military training when the Executive of the Sciencemen's
Undergraduate Society meets Colonel G. M. Shrum, Commanding Officer of the C.O.T.C, today, noon.
Sciencemen    unite   in    their    protest-^
against     C.O.T.C.      training     on     the
. . . Sho-you-hwa stole the glory.
Free Feature Film, Thursday
Movie Producer To Speak
On  Film Society Program
"We intend to kill several birds with one stone this week,"
declared Ray Foster, president of the Film Society, as he surveyed a mass of telegrams, film posters, and pictures of Madeleine Carrol. "And the students will eat it up—not the birds,
the program for Thursday."
grounds that such training on top of
regular studios will in time undermine tho work and health of the
individual   .student.
No Lecture Skipping
Fellowships of $1500 each will be
awarded in 1941 by the Royal Society
of Canada, open to Canadians who
have done advanced work in any
branch of Science or Literature. A
copy of the Regulations of the Royal
Society of Canada Fellowships Fund
may be found in th-a Registrar's
Office. .
Applications and supporting papers
may be obtained from and must be
in the hands of the Secretary, E. W.
Steacie, not later than February 1st,
Artsmen Sponsor Yell
Contest To Compete
With Sciencemen
In order to encourage enthusiasm
In the Arts Faculty, Sandy Nash
Is sponsoring an Arts song and
yell  contest.
Anyone with any Ideas will
please place their inspirations In
ono of the two special boxes on
the campus. These boxes are at
tho foot of the caf stairs and near
the men's common-room in the
Arts building.
Tho prizes for the winners of this
contest have not been decided
upon, but will probably be tickets
to the Arts mixers.
Parliamentary Forum debate, originally scheduled for today has been
cancelled, Art Fouks, president announced Tuesday.
Which conglomeration of colloquialisms referred to the fact that on
Thursday, October 17, students will
see a feature film, one two-reel comedy. "Present Arms", and hear an
able speaker. Mr. William Pine, associate producer of the film "Northwest Mounted", which is to be previewed   in   Regtria. " "
On Thursday, at 3:45. the Auditorium will rock to the laughter of students viewing a comedy that set
grandmother back a Kinal fortune for
now stays. Following that. Mr. Bears!
of Famous Players will introduce Mr.
Pino. who. if properly approached.
MIGHT be pursuaded to tell about
the Hollywood celebrities who accompanied him to ' Vancouver—Madeleine Carrol, Lynn Overman, and
Preston   Foster.
At the words 'Madeleine Carrol',
a number of avid listeners formed a
group around prexy Foster. He then
informed them in sonorous tones that
they "hadn't heard nothin' yet". Th-e
feature film, they learned, is to bo
that epic of stage and screen. "The
Passing of the Third Floor Back".
This showing will follow Mr. Pine's
appearance,   at   approximately   4:30.
The showing will be open, free,
without charge, to the entire student
All students. Ray assures us, havo
a date with Hollywood at 3:45 Thursday   in   th_   Auditorium.
Hell,  Madeleine	
V.   C.   McK.
Don't Be Shocked ,
Hot flashes of spicy comedy centering around a lush bedroom scene will keep grads and undergrads amused if not
shocked, when the Player's Club launches another year of acting with the production of "Ministering Angel" on the eve of
The play will be one of the bright spots in the mammoth
Potlatch to be held in the Auditorium, Saturday evening, October 26.
Though somewhat reticent concerning their new production, members
of the Players' Club affirmed that
"It's one of Jean's best plays." They
refused to divulge the identity of the
mysterious   Jeans.
The entire scene of the hilarious
farce occurs In a bedroom. Here
Lister Sinclair is discovered in
bed, English accent and all. Nancy
Bruce is also rumoured to be
somewhere In the offing, but Player's Club members refused to
name her exact position on the
stage preferring to leave it to thc
imagination until the great Day
Other   characters    in    tho   play    In
clude   Bud   Cummings   arid   a   bucket
uf   water.
No one would state what color
pyjamas Sinclair will wear during
the play. Sinclair himself was at a
loss to sta»e owing to the fact that he
rarely   wears   pyjamas   at   home.
Consternation has be-en sweeping
through the club's ranks during the
week owing to the loss of cherished
furniture. Sodden old couches and
armchairs which were reeking with
tradition and Other Things disappeared to   be   replaeed  by   newer   models.
Thespians class the new furniture
drive as an epoch-making event in
the   history  of  their  organization.
Huge Parade
War Aid Plan
Postponed 'Til!
Spring Term
Full military timo tables during the |
fall session has forced the student ]
council to postpone its ambitious plan i
to aid Canada's war effort until the j
spring session.
Early   in the  new year  the program '
will   go   into   full   swing   with  a   mon- |
ster  down town parade  in which  1500 |
khaki-clad   student   soldiers   will   participate.
Co-eds will aid too with their "Mile
of Dimes" campaign. A{ the same
timo individual students will be asked
to sign away one dollar of the caution
money  on  waiver  slips.
War work during the fall term will
centre round the plan to have paper
corsages compulsory at the Arts-Aggie
Ball in November. No co-ed will be
admitted without one of these corsages, proceeds for which go to the
Red Cross war work.
Five New Basic
Courses Added
To Program
Five new courses are to be
added to the basic military
training program compulsory
for all male U.B.C. students, it
was announced Tuesday, by
Col. G. M. Shrum.
Additional  courses  Include  elementary   radio,   Internal   combustion   engines,   optical   service   Instruments,  navigation,  and  chemistry of war gasesv
A meeting of all those interested in
first aid will be held In the Auditorium at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, to organize  classes.
When bad weather prevents the
holding of the three-hour parade on
Saturday afternoons, Professor F. H.
Soward probably will give a series of
lectures on World War history. There
will be no definite schedule for these
lectures which do not comprise one
cf  the  optional  courses.
To the question, "What happens
if someone skips a lecture?", thc
answer is "HE DOESN'T." Military regulations cover that, and
If anyone wishes to miss a lecture he has to apply for leave
In writing.
Varsity Must
Leave Campus
Or Be Shot
Varsity, the campus terrier
has been a naughty dog, and
because he has been a naughty
dog he must leave the campus
for good or he -will be shot.
This was the warning of Maury Van
Vliet to students this week as complaints from angry University authorities  reached  his office.
Varsity isn't altogether to blame,
Van  Vllet  said.    Students,  he  alleged,  have  been  luring  the little
terrier   away   from  his  home  aYul
have led him to the campus trom
which   he   was   exiled   at  the  beginning  of  the  term.
Other  students  have sent him  running into shrubbery after balls to the
detriment of said shrubbery.    Library
and    Caf    officials    aren't    altogether
pleased   at   the   canine's   presence    in
their   hallowed   precincts  either,   it   is
Thus Varsity must either be allowed, to stay home and mind Maury Van
Vliet'a two babiles or his blood-
soaked corpse will one day be found
lying prone on the green campus he
loved so  well.
The Mamooks have had -eight girls
respond to their call for female cheer
leaders. They are to be "a last resort to get spirit" back into Campus
Jack Caldwell, Mamook Yell-King,
states that although they are to
wear Mamook sweaters they can not
be considered as Mamook members
as this would necessitate a change in
their      constitution. Never-th-e-less
the girls will be supervised by Mamook leaders Jack Caldwell, Ted
Trump   and  Bill  Stewart.
The Octet is led by Buddy Graham
and Annabelle Sandison and also includes Jean Christie, Florence Mercer. Frances White. Bunny Boale.
Goldi. Walker and June Hewitson.
All the girls are as enthusiastic as
they   are   cute.
Goldie walker told the Ubyssey
that "Now the girls on the campus
will fe-el that they have a real part
in   the   cheering."
To facilitate students, a special
studio has been built in Brock Hall,
so that students may Vive their pictures taken for the Totem. Students
are urged to make use of it, and not
to have them taken at the downtown
i Studio   as   in   former   years.
The studio Is perfectly equipped
with the most mc-'ern lighting arrangements, and ls .n no way makeshift.
For those in fourth and fifth year
Applied Science the burden is especially heavy. Many of these stu-
d-ents have eight hours of lectures
and laboratories a day—nine hours
including C.O.T.C. lectures. Such a
program added to the necessary
evening preparation for lectures becomes almost intolerable, students
As a remedy th-ey suggest the abolition of military training for Senior
Sciencemen who have no free hours
during the week, and a considerable
decrease In tho requirements for
those who have only on-e or two free
Only    Scienceman    to    support
military  training,  Charlie  Parker,
President   of   Fifth   Year   Science,
believed    that    Science    students
could handle the training courses.
Tlie rest of the Sclencemen are
right behind Mac Buck, President
of   Third    Year    Science,    In    his
statement   that   "you   can't   train
good  officers  and  good  engineers
at the same time."
Thomas   J.   Robinson,   President   of
the   Musical   Society,   suggested   that
the whole of the training,  five or six
hours   in   the   cas_   of   basic   military
training,   should   be   taken   Saturday
afternoons.    "But",    he    added,    "my
plan   is  too  simple for  the  army.   A
plan   has   to   be   complicated    before
they'll use  it."
Interviewed by the Ubyssey Friday,
Colonel Shrum failed to see the reason
for the students' obj-ections to military   training.
"You can't expect to get something for nothing," Colonel Shrum
declared. "I warned thc students
not to become officers, if they
had heavy courses. Instead, I advised them to take up the Basic
Military Training, which does not
appreciably Interfere with academic work,"
As yet. no agreement has been
reached concerning the granting of
credits for C.O.T.C. work. Although
most stud-ents favour such a plan,
Bob Bonner, L.S.E. President, maintains that "you shouldn't give academic credits for non-academic
"Tlie question of academic credit
for military training has not yet
been considered," President L. S.
Kllnck's secretary told the Ubyssey  on  Tuesday.
Enquiry was made after numerous
students on the campus expressed
tho feeling that something ought to
he done about It.
The feeling Is especially prevalent
as provision was made for academic credit last year.
However as yet no representation
has been made to Prealdent Kllnck,
and until It Is no action will be
Artsmen and Artswomen will flock
to Arts 100 for the annual Arts class
elections   today   at   noon.
At least Sandy Nash, president of
the Arts Men's Undergraduate Society   believes   they   will.
Elections will be held for presidents, vice-presidents and secretary-
treasures of the senior, junior and
sophomore classes. Th-e elected executives will arrange class functons
throughout   the   year.
Look Out English 1 I
English 1 scholars who plough through reams of modern
poetry each session may agree with the words of Dr. Alfred
Noyes famed British poet who addressed the largest gathering
the Vancouver Institute has seen for some time Saturday night
in the Auditorium.
Dr. Noyes doesn't hold with newfangled poetry or art and he said so.
Poems of the Gertrud- Stein variety,
art of a surrealist nature, prose of
the brutal sensational type are a
disease to him—a disease which has
b__n spreading for some years and
is not unconnected with the present
disaster in Europe.
"What has gone wrong with literature that It is discarding the great
traditions?" asked the poet. "We are
becoming   eccentric,"   he   added.
The harsh brutality of modem
literature is more in keeping with
Hitler's regime than it is with democracy, he pointed out—. It is an
omen   of   the   catastrophe   that   ls   at
present   shaking   the  world.
"The pseudo-moderns  have  cast
a sneer on the human soul which
Is   the   most   sinister   thing   In   all
human     history,"     he     declared.
"We're     reaping     the     whirlwind
which they sowed."
To    prove    his     point,     Dr.     Noyes
read   some   of   his   own   poems   in   a
ringing     voice     which     echoed     into
every corner of the Auditorium without  the  benefit of a  microphone.    He
read    "Th-e    Barrel    Organ"    with    its
memories     of     a     better     and     more
peaceful   London,   and   he   read   "The
Admiral's  Ghost"   which captures the
spirit   of  th-e  Empire   and   of  the   old
sea   dogs   who   made   her   great. Page Two
Tuesday, October 15, 1940
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Post War
One thing the government must remember
during this war is the matter of leaders for post
war years.
After this war, there are bound to be
many problems to solve of a very difficult nature. It will take more than clever men to
find a solution to these. It will take men of
vision, statesmanship, and character. If such
men cannot be found, this country will suffer
more severely then than it ever could have
during the actual war.
A lack of leaders is obviously one reason
for the notable lack of statesmanship in postwar Britain and France. The flower of both
countries, in many respects, was killed off in
the Great War, and could not be replaced.
The tremendous problems of reconstruction of
Europe were met in a fashion, but with the
final result we see today.
In France, the situation was particularly
bad. Corruption crept in, and no leader strong
enough to clean it out appeared. When final
crisis came, France collapsed. In Britain, conditions were perhaps not quite so bad, but as
world conditions went from bad to worse, there
was no one to stem the tide, and when the war
broke out, Britain herself was not prepared.
The same thing will happen again, ln Canada this time, if indiscriminate conscription
comes into force. The government must remember that engineering students are not the
only ones who will be more valuable out of
the army than in it. A few students of economics, history, and government, with outstanding qualities of leadership and character,
should be exempted on the understanding that
they devote these qualities to the service of
the country.
Of course it is much easier to talk about
such exemptions than to put them into practice. The best material could be missed entirely, and only worthless stuff chosen, but
that is a chance that must be taken. Among
the bad may be found one or two good men
whose services to Canada will be worth far
more than all the trouble and expense involved.
A satisfactory method of choosing such
leaders would be very difficult to work out —
it would need careful thought and much preparation; but something should be done very
quickly in this regard to make ready for all
The future is so hazy that no one dares to
think about it today. It has to be met, however, and today we should start to think about
that meeting.
Council Policy
Council policy this year, as stated at the
last Alma Mater meeting, is nebulous in the
extreme. Of course, no Council likes to tie
itself down to promises that may turn out to be
impossible to fulfil, but policies have been getting vaguer and vaguer every year until today they do not mean anything at all.
When the students are called upon to vote
for or against a few general statements that
might not mean anything, they do not know
what they are voting for. The policy looks
quite pleasant and agreeable, and so of course
no objection to it is ever raised.
But if the Council would present a number of plans that it hopes to carry out during
the year, students could express their approval
or disapproval. If the students approved, the
Council would feel more sure of itself in following up that plan.
If the students disapproved, it might save
the Counci considerable trouble later in the
year. Of course unexpected contingencies are
bound to turn up, but knowing fairly definitely
what the students wanted, the Council would
be able to meet these contingencies more wisely and more fairly than otherwise.
Once the advantages of a definite policy
are evident to both students and Council, possibly some change in that direction will be
The last Alma Mater meeting, aside from
the lack of a quorum, was notable for the absence of criticism from the students. The business was completed quickly, but there was
little or no discussion. It was all very much
a matter of routine.
If definite plans for the coming year had
been stated before the meeting, some interest
might have been created and a quorum would
probably have been on hand to discuss the
various plans.
The  Mummeiry|f
By Jobex
More and more, as we come in contact
with other people and professors, we are coming to realize the extensive influence of the
motion picture as a medium of education. History, especially, is being simplified and systematized to suit the Brooklyn brain. Thus Junior
can learn, in a pleasant manner, that:
(a) George Arliss plus a pamphlet equals the
superbly adroit Voltaire.
(b) George Arliss plus Louis XIII, equals
the superbly adroit Richelieu.
(c) George Arliss plus the Suez Canal equals
the superbly adroit Disraeli.
Similarly, it may be shown that:
(a) Charles Laughton plus chicken (bone)
equals the loud and paunchy Henry the
(b) Charles Laughton plus painting set equals
the loud and paunchy Rembrandt.
(c) Charles  Laughton plus  sailor  suit  equals
the loud and paunchy Captain Bligh.
According to Samuel Goldwyn's latest
printed folder, "So It Happened, So What?",
which is Gospel within Hollywood City Limits,
the questions which every conscientious producer must ask himself, when considering the
film possibilities of a historical event, are:
1. Has it got sex appeal?
2. Can we put thousands of extras in it, fighting like mad?
3. Will Tyrone Power look good in a uniform
of the period?
This last factor is particularly important, and clearly explains why, when they
needed a stooge for Colbert In "Cleopatra", the role of Caesar was relegated to
someone like Warren William, who is one
of those stars that you can see only on
a very clear night. Millions of women,
who modestly confess that they know nothing of man in any state prior to that in
which he wears trousers, would have suffered something akin to a revulsion, had
they seen their Tyrone romping around a
reproduction of Rome in nothing but an
abbreviated shower curtain.
But probably the greatest influence of the
motion picture has been exerted in its demonstration of various techniques in the art of
"fling the grip", or "pitching woo", or "shoot
the chassis to me, lassie". Sciencemen will be
quick to deny this. Nevertheless, the fact remains that at this moment thousands of Robert Taylors and Clark Gables, as well as a
dozen or so over-age Valentines, are swinging
into action all over America and her island possessions. And even sciencemen can be affected
by the movies during their adolescent period,
(0 - 18 months). I know one scienceman whose
mother was frightened by a cattle stampede in
a William S. Hart thriller. Now that science-
man can't pass the Aggie Building without
"Stop them longhorns! Stop them long-
He has  managed  to -meet  a  certain  type
of woman in this way, but admits it isn't worth
But I would like to give a concrete example. (Anybody knowing anybody who
would like a concrete example can get in touch
with me through the Arts Letter Rack.) The
other night I eased into one of those downtown theatres where they have to blindfold
the fresh air before they can get it inside. They
were featuring some refugee from a cutting
room floor in which Ann Sheridan throws a
lot of slow curves, with Jimmy Cagney always
being there for the catch. Now, this isn't the
sort of thing clean-minded young people should
see. (By the way, what ever became of them?)
After being exposed to pictures of this sort,
does the Youth of the nation want to live a
quiet, normal life, with a home, and kids, and
mortgages? No. It wants to be between 18th
and 19th on Chestnut St.
Here is a typical scene between a
freshman and a freshette parked at English Bay. Ha. Ha. I'm laughing already.
Herman, let us say, is our hero. Tonight,
Herman feels in a John Garfield mood. He
just doesn't care. A cigarette hangs limply
from the corner of his mouth; his shoulders are
hunched; his eyes gleam bitterly as they survey Kitsilano and adjoining districts. His
malice toward Kitsilano and adjoining districts
is marked in every line of his face. Slowly he
grinds the butt out on the palm of his hand,
flicks it out the window, turns to face the woman. Bronchia. He leans forward until he
thinks she can smell the brilliantine on his hair.
As he lights his cigarette from hers, their eyes
meet significantly. He inhales deeply. It
nearly kills him; but Garfield carries on: when
he finally stops coughing, the thumps his chest
heavily with his fist.
''The bugs," he laughs, harshly. "The bugs
are gettin' me. They're gnawing, gnawing all
tho time."
(Continued next column)
Fruit Salad j
Pat Keatley
| Apathy   .    .  Ally   \
j Of Dictatorship        j
A delightful piece of pot pourri
was served up last week under thc
name "Alma Mater Society Meeting."    And   I   do   mean   pourri.
It was rotten. Gilbert and Sullivan
would revel in the paradox of parliamentary proceedings that developed. Although the needed quorum of
800 was not present, some silky
dialogue from the directon of tho
stafe'e seemed to smooth things over,
and in no time at all the Family Compact was asking for a vote to endorse their various actions.
Then—"I  object!"
"Thero isn't a quorum" declared
?nd year Artsman Norman Allen,
looking in a kind of clean-limbed
way at Students' Council and feeling
embarrassed by his sudden rise to
fame. All around him members of the
Reichstag looked with amazement ut
the follow puppet who had dared to
cut his strings and move independently. But Allen was no longer a
puppet;   ho  had   come   to  life.
"I object," Pinnochlo repeated,
"wlvere's   the   quorum?"
Thero was an uneasy shuffling
amongst the black-gowned members
of the Family Compact. But the unfortunate question waa soon disposed
of. The logic went something like
Allen could not make a motion
that things were out of order as
there was no meeting present, because he himself would theij be out
of order. Yet no discussion was possible, because no one had made a
What It  comes down  to Is that
tho students ore at fault.   Council
tried   twice  to  get  them   to   turn
out;   then   It   couldn't   wait   any
longer.      No    blame    attaches    to
Lumsden  and  his aides;  they  did
more   than   their   part.     Student
apathy forced them to act as they
did.   It   Is   hypocrisy   If   students
decry totalitarianism abroad when
they prepare fertile ground where
It may take root at home.
The   privilege   of   democracy,   after
all,   is   that   one   can   be   one's   own
It is our  duty, then, to  protect our
*    *    *    *
Apathy, as exemplified above, never produced th-a "great chain of
torehbearers down through the ages"
referred to by Dr. Noyes when he
spo'.c   h-ers  Saturday   night.
He remarked that we have turned
our backs to morality, with no other
excuse but that it is out of date.
In its place, h-e said, we have substituted apathy, and the defeatism
of   the   "pseudo-modern"   writers.
Alfred Noyes had some rather
startling things to say about "recent
trends In poetry," enough to shake
the conAdence of English I classes
who will shortly be studying the
moderns. But his most effective
criticism was couched In a delightful
wit for which his audience was not
quite   prepared.
He was comparing conventional
poetry to the amorphous vers libfe
of  the  ntiderns.
"I fee] fine, fine when my heart
beats   In   rhythm,"   he   remarked
jovially    to    his    audience,    "but
when    It    starts    beating    in   free
verse, I sec a doctor."
The question of whether the analogy was fair was drowned in the
laughter   of   the   audience.
$1.00 sends 300
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■    -■       1 lb. of OLD VP "
.... will
■end either 1 ~ib. of OLD
pipe   tobacco   or   1    lb. —
CAPORAL  FINE   CUT   (with  V
papers) toCanadiansserving in C.A.S.F.
overseas only.
$2.50 sends 1,000
cigarettes  to  an   Individual   or  unit.
Address "Sweet Caps,"
P.O. Box 6000, Montreal, P.O.
"Aren't you  out of place?"
"Sweet Caps are never out of place.
VThe purest form in which tobacco can be smoked."
Letters to the Editor
To thc Editor — The Science Men's
Undergraduate Executive wishes to
correct several wrong impressions
aparently given to tho public in your
Front page editorial of Friday, October 11, by making the following
1. There are no engineering courses
involving 52 hours lecture and labs
per week as stated.
2. There has been no lack of cooperation on the part of C.O.T.C. authorities with regard to adjustment of
3. Criticism   of   the   existing   situation   implied   by   the   resolution   re- [
ferred to in the editorial was directed j
only  at cases of a limited number ot ]
students   in   the   upper   3rd,   4th   and
Sth   years   of   Applied   Science   who
have    to    work    hard    to    pass    their
courses  even  without  the  extra   burden of military activities.
     (Signed)   REX   PARKER.
!S-       J
j       Come to the meeting Wedncs-    ,
!tlay, October 16, at 12:30.    Stage    I
room, Brock Hall. |
Will person who took wrong raincoat from orderly room, please return
same   to   Bill  Gardiner.   BAy.   0734R.
Ho turns and stares mockingly at
n kid going by with ice-cream on its
"Take me with you, Herman!" cries
the woman, Bronchia, unloading her
favorite line from the latest Priscilla
Lane picture. "Take me with you,
Herman stares at her mockingly
He doesn't t-ell her that he has to
hand in an essay to Freddy Wood
a week from Thursday. He says
nothing, but his eyes have that
.significant   look   again.
And thus it is that the movies
•exert a powerful role in our lives,
except, as I say, in the case of
seienccmoii. In order to exert an influence in th-e life of a scienceman,
a thing has got to have a label, and
I  don't   moan   tomato  catsup.
Octane Rating
Machine Now
Being Used
A gleaming steel octane rating machine, newly installed in
the basement of the Science
buiding will be direct aid to
the Provincial government in
testing all types of motor car
and airplane gasoline.
Installed at a cost of $2500
by the Provincial government,
the machine is the second of
its kind in the Province. Its
presence on the campus is
deemed a great honor for the
University of British Columbia.
Under the direct control of
Dr. Seyer, the new machine
will test regular samples of
gasoline submitted by the government with the co-operation
of the British Columbia Coal
and Petroleum Board.
It will also be an invaluable
aid in physical research and in
teaching methods, Dr. Seyer
Former Totem Editor JIM
BEVERIDGE recently In the
Peace River area making a
technlcolour picture for the Canadian government.
With the government educational department for over a
year, Beveridge is fast proving
to be one of the most capable
men on Canada's ever increasing staff of visual educationists.
Last year, the Ubyssey carried several of Beverldge's stories from England where he recorded his impressions of the
blackouts, and Engish reaction
to the war.
New Optical
Research Boon
To Industry
A new method for obtaining
long optical paths, invented by
Dr. Smith of the Physics department, and Kelso Marshall,
post graduate student, will be a
valuable boon to industry in
peace  time and  war.
Because the new method has
discovered means to find the
molecular structure of liquids
and gases of certain heavy densities it will be, invaluable, Dr.
Smith stated.
Looseleaf Notebooks, Exercise Books and Scriblers
Fountain Pens
and Ink
Drawing Instruments
- - Special Student Rate at -r
By Presentation Of Your Student Pass
Don Ameche in
"4 SONS'*
Jane Withers in
'Girl From Avenue A"
DOMINION Tuesday, October 15, 1940
Page Three
No News At  Editors'  Party Tonight
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Thoth Takes a Holiday with Bacchus
Hard-worked Ubyssey editors, past and present, will forget
the words "Scoop" and "deadline" for a few short blissful hours
this evening when they make merry at La Fonda during the
annual editor's party.
During this time all news has been declared suspended.
Harry Lumsden can open Bob
Bonner's throat with a can-opener
and no ono will be the wiser.
Colonel Shrum can become a conscientious objector nnd no ono
will breathe a word. One thousand students can turn out to an
Almn .Muter meeting and not a
single typewriter will clack.
Tonight there will be no news.
Thoth, the gi'eat god of journalism,
Is taking a holiday along with
Bacchus. Cub reporters will be tucked snugly in bed with their bottles,
and then th-e editors will have the
field   to   themselves.
Pubsters of other days will also be
back with happy smiles on their
faces nnd memory engraved upon
their brows. Several ardent journalists are reported to be taking typewriters instead of girls to the affair.
"You see, I'm married to my
work." one of them was misquoted
as saying.
The press has been banned from
the   party.
The Women's Undergraduate Society has been very fortunate In
procuring a most interesting guest
speaker for their next meeting, to
bis held at 12:43, Wednesday, Oct-
tober 23.
The speaker, Mrs. Alice Hemming,
graduated from the University of
British Columbia in 1928. After leaving here, Mrs. Hemming studied at
the University of Berlin for five
years, where she had an excellent
opportunity to observe the gradual
usurpation of power by the Nazis, and
the resultant effects upon German
For the last five or six years a
member of the International Journalist Group, Mrs. Hemming has travelled extensively on the continent
and has worked for some time as a
reporter  in London.
Mrs. Hemming will speak on
"Women's   Life   in   Germany   Today.
Outdoor Club
Climbs High
On  Weekend
OIL   and
Does anyone smell gas escaping?
asked Professor Ure t'other day,
after he had been lecturing about
ten  minutes.
Black and silver Parker fountain
pen. Please return to orderly room
or Mr. Home's office. Reward.
From their Porteau Beach base
c£)mp, twenty-one Varsity Outdoors
Club Members climbed 6000-foot
Mount Brunswick on the day before
Forty-four   students,   members   and
prospective   members   of   the   V.O.C.,
travelled by boat Saturday to Porteau
Beach,   three   miles   below   Britannia.
There they made their headquarters
in a large cottage, equipped with  the
unexpected luxuries  of  running  water,   electric   lights   and   enough   mattresses and bed springs for everyone.
Strong-mlndod   club   executives
sent   the   V.O.C.'crs   to   bed   at   10
o'clock     Saturday     evening     and
awakened    them    nt    3   the    next
morning   In   preparation   for   the
long trip.
The whole party hiked to Deek's
Lake, 400 feet above th-eir camp.
From the lake the more expert
climbers went on to the peak of
Brunswick while others returned to
the  beach.
It was the flrst year the Outdoors
Club had climbed this mountain
without a member being seriously
injured, for ln places the climbing is
difficult. The only casualties were
inflicted by the hordes of wasps who
haunted the trail.
That night, after 14 houra of hiking, the students toasted marsh-
mallows and sang at a beach bonfire. At midnight they went back
to their cabin and danced to the
music of two competing grama-
Monday was pleasantly spent consuming the extra supplies of food.
The weaker element in the club
played cards while the more energetic members played baseball and explored  the   neighbourhood.
Sam:: "A girl's attraction is her
Joe: "Nope, I think it's her smile.
What   do   you   think,   stranger?"
Stranger "I think the same as you
boys,   but  I   don't  lie  about it."
Marriage is popular because lt contains a maximum of temptation with
a   maximum   of   opportunity.
Then there was the Latin I student
who translated "Pax in Bello" as
"Free   from   Indigestion."
The maiden lay upon the sofa, taking
a   little   snooze;
Th. Vilain crept  into  thc room,  ugly.
and   full   of   booze;
Ho   gazed  upon   her  lovely  form,   but
he   then   lamped   her   map,'
He muttered ns he cl-enched  his fists:
"G'wan,    finish   your   nap!"
Littl-e   Johnny,   with   a   grin.
Drank   up   all   of   Papa's   gin;
Mama  laughed   to  see   him  plastered,
Said, "Get to bed,  you little	
Advice  for   the   weak—Anyone   can
drive an auto, but not everyone auto.
Monogram scratched on one end.
This is valued sentimentally, finder
PLEASE return  to Pub.  Office.
War Turns Co*Ed Domestic
W.U.S. Plans Work Program
Next week will see the girls of U.B.C. doing their bit towards helping Canada win the war.
No longer will the boys be able to complain that they are
the only ones contributing to the war effort, for, although work
will be entirely voluntary, it is expected that the girls will turn
out in full force.
The Women's Undergraduate Society has arranged for two rooms
in Brock Hall to be kept open
for war work two hours In the
afternoon from Monday to Friday
Dress Your Feet,
Young Man !
Sale of
Wool Socks
—by Monarch
All  Colors — All Sizes —
50c Values
3 Pairs $1.00
4516 West 10th Avenue
(At   the  Bus  Terminal)
Inclusive.     The   hours   will   most
likely be from 1:30 to 3:30.
As for the work itself, lt will bo so
simple that no girl who can thread
a needle could find an excuse for not
putting in an appearance at least
twice a week at the war work headquarters. Ten girls of the capable,
domesticated variety are urgently
needed to supervise the work for
one hour a week each. Any girl who
has the least idea of how to hem a
sheet or do simple knitting falls
into   this   category.
Dorothy Hircl, President of thc
Women's Undergraduate Society, is
on the look-out for sonic philanthropic soul who has an electric sewing-
n-Mchine   to   lend,   to  aid   tho   caus-e.
Whether they have such an article
lying unused up in the attic or not,
: iris are requested to volunteer for
I ho work as soon as possible, by giv-
>iig their names to any member of
tin-   committee   in   charge.
This committ':-e includes Dean M.
L.. Bollert, Dorothy Hird, and Nancy
Barker (in the- common room)
They were both deadly white as they
lay there beneath the trees. For
hours the —"
Dr. N. (from behind) "Is. this a
nice   story?"
Barker (thinking quickly) "Y-es,
sir, they were a couple of snowballs."
Tootsy: "Say, Mister, are you the
man who gave my brother a rabbit
last  week?"
Man:   "Yes."
Toots: "Well, Ma says to come and
take  them all back."
In  Sunshine  Or In  Rain
Always Be VC^eather Vain
are your answer to the problem of Vancouver's variable climate. They are always
right through any change of weather. A
dull showery morning . . . you start off to
the campus wearing your beige gabardine
raincoat . . . but by noon the sun is shining
brightly . . . undismayed you give a simple
flick to your raincoat . . . and there is a
smart tweed sport coat all ready for your
lunch-hour walk !
Popular raglan styles with comfortable roomy pockets (Some
with hoods to protect your
curls.) Your choice of Clan
tartans, plain or fancy tweeds,
gay plaids or checks. In shades
of blue, grey, beige, green or
red. The raincoat side ls warm
water-proof gabardine. Sizes
Prices range from
12.98 to 25.00
Third Floor at the BAY.
iNCOHTOSATie    Mf*   MAY   IO*»0
Definition of a professor:   "One who
talks  in  someone  else's  sleep."
Freshman:    "Do   you   dance?"
Co-ed:   "Yes,   I   love   to."
Freshman:   "Great!  that  beats  dancing."
"Our deadlines are absolutely Anal;
if students are late for sittings, their
pictures will just not be in the
Totem!" ls the ultimatum delivered
today by Mr. Rowe, Artona's U.B.C.
photographer, who has been getting
a 'Birdie's' eye view of Varsity students for over a month  now.
After tying and untying his own
tie about a dozen times the flrst day,
he Anally caught on, and has laid in
a stock of ties, bobbey-pins, combs,
and even one gown (guaranteed to
fit any grad) for forgetful sitters; so
don't let any false mod-esty cancel
your appointment before those Important dates, Oct. 23 for undergrads
and   Nov.   9  for   graduates.
A total of 738 pictures have been
taken so far with faculties represented as follows: Arts, 606: Science, 61;
Commerce, 11; Agriculture, 37; Teacher Training, 7; Public Health, 6;
Theology,   1.
Remember,   October 25,  or 'No Pic!'
Silver Ronson Cigarette Lighter,
probably between library and parking lot, last Friday. Finder please
return to Margo Croft, BAy. 8771R or
A.M.S.  office.
Saturday 12:30, between Aggie 100
and the Caf, a ShaciTer pen without
cap.    Please    return    to   A.M.S.    office.
The Players' Club has just released
the casta for the annual Christmas
productions of the Club. The casts
are   composed   of   the   new   m-embers.
The following will appear in "Bid-
ward About to Marry": W. Pendleton, W. Allan, W. Handbury, E.
Locke, B. McQueen or L. Berton, J.
Colquoun or J. McLean, J. Hewltson,
Bob Rose, Bill Gilmour or J. Moran.
The final casting for certain parts
will   be   announced   soon.
Those chosen for "In Cold Blood"
ore M. Young, J. Hetherlngton, R.
Miller, O. Mcintosh, I Bourne. For
"Far, Far Away", E. Atkins, M.
Buck.rfleld or M. McKillop, J. Bud-
dor, F. Sweeny, B. Hobden, Z. Ad-
cock or R. McDIarmld, with one yet
to   bo   Ailed.
The Nativity Play has not yet been
casteel, but an announcement Is expected soon.
Stationers   nnd   Printers
Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8:15 p.
in. at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. F.
W. Farley. 6507, Laburnam. Social
evening. See notice board in North
Hall   of   Applied   Scienc-e   Building.
Alma Academy
For  Your   Club   Dances
' Public   Dances
Wednesday  and  Saturday
Golden chain necklace, last week.
Please return to M. Wichers, Arts
Letter    Rack,   or    Phone   MA 5783.
International Relations Club will
hold the first meeting on October 15,
at the honve of Mr. F. H. Soward.
1820 Allison Rd. The speaker will bo
Mrs. H, Henning, and her subject.
"England   in   War-time".
New members will be accepted at
this  meeting.
Alberta   Graduate
Killed   In   Action
Over   Egypt
EDMONTON, Oct. 8.—First graduate of tho University of Albert-j to
be killed in action ls Squadron
Leader John Walter Dallamor-e, who
died in service over Egypt. Dalla-
more took a prominent part in University life several years ago, and
was actively connected with the
C.O.T.C. Ho graduated in Mining
Shortly after graduation h-e joined
thc R.C.A.F. at Camp Borden, and
later transferred to the R.A.F. During the war he lias been stationed at.
Cairo,   Egypt.
He Ls survived by his wife, tlio
former Miss Margaret Reid of Edmonton, and his parents. Major and
Mrs. J. H. Dallamoro. also of this
Bright, comfortable double
semi-private room. Part board
optional. Quiet home. 4328 W.
11th  Ave.,  M. Taylor.
Cassius had "a lean and hiutgry look."
Poor fellow!  He never ate at our place.
Co-eds know that campus shoes must be smart as well as comfortable, and so they go to Stacy's, 762 Granville Street . . . where
the prices are scaled to suit your budget, and still leave room for
those extras you're going to need for the coming fall formals . . .
it seems that tbe Phi Kappa Slgs believe in the old adage that cleanliness Is next to godliness (don't ask us why they'd want to be godly)
and so they insisted upon one of their pledges stopping off for a
shower at the Alpha Gam house the other night . . . there's nothing
like training them young . . . sport oxfords from Stacy's will get you
admiring comments anywhere ... all varieties of saddles, both white
and coloured . . . with the trickiest new trims . . . Stacy's have shoes
for men .too, the new hand-stained ones to make a real Joe College
out of you . . . golf shoes, sturdy and comfortable are their specialty,
too . . . don't forget that they have all Varsity employees, too.
Now's your opportunity to get a chic wool frock at greatly reduced prices . . . Inez Frock Salon, 880 Howe Street, are having a
special sale of their soft rabbit's wools ln dainty pastel shades and
also bright, glowing fall colours . . . one tall, curly-headed Phi Delt
laments the fact that three of his fraternity brothers, who all lived at
the house last year, used to sit down and get higher and higher until
they finally got sick . . . poor me, says the first one, I never get sick,
and I try so hard . . . the wool dresses at the Inez Frock Salon are
only $8.50 and up, and they're all so sllm-flttlng and flattering.
If soft natural-looking curls are your ambition, try one of the
MacDonald Steam Permanents at Clou's, corner of Robson and Howe
. . . gone forever are the days of the* frizzy old-fashioned permanents,
when you have the years of experience behind all of Clou's work
. . . one of our downtown reporters was stuck on the West shore one
night and so he slept on a woodpile which he found en route to the
river . . . maybe he was planning to swim across at first . . . versatility is the keynote of Clou's coiffures, because they can bo easily
changed from a long collegiate bob to a high sophisticated up-swept
stylo for the formats . , . finger waves and shampoos that make your
hair shining and smooth ... to quote one of the sports columnists,
shoot the curls to me, girls!  . . .  unquote    . . .
* * * *
Here's another one on those awful Sciencemen ... it seems that
one of them, who happens to have the most beautiful complexion,
was out with a girl somewhere in the University area ... he suggested
swimming . . . you know . . . swimming ... it was in the summer,
by the way . . . but she refused ... so ha decided to go In anyway
. . . and she gave him a black eye which lasted over two weeks . . .
these Amazon  creatures . . .
Co-Eds:  Why  go downtown  for your  hcatity  appointment?
4403  West  10th Avenue
Is  ready  to serve  you.
See us  before your next formal,  or telephone ALma 0261  for an
All types of beauty culture. Page Four
Tuesday, October 15, 1940
Track   Club
Today, Noon
Ice   Hockey
Today, Noon
Harmer and Fairgrieves Score Touchdowns,
Teagle Converts Both, As Thunderbirds
Open Football Season On Island
VICTORIA, Oct. 14 — Varsity Thunderbirds invaded Macdonald Park here Thanksgiving Monday to meet a burly Victoria Reveller Canadian Football team which threw them for
their first loss in two years by a 23—12 count.
But do not let the score lead you to believe the Varsity
squad was completely outclassed by the highly-touted Island
aggregation. They fought all the way, and four minutes from
time were behind by the slim margin of one point, 13—12. It
was then that the Victoria machine got into high gear for two
quick touchdowns and sent the score soaring.
Varsity started things rolling early in the initial quarter and drew first blood when big Jim Harmer went over
for a touchdown at the ten minute mark after a series of
line plunges. Ernie Teagle converted to put Varsity ln
front 6—0, the only time in the game they were ahead.
Revellers Take The Lead
Victoria   came   back   strong   at   the
opening   of  the  second  quarter.   They
Varsity   Footballers  Shaded
23-12 By Revellers  Squad
hauled Teagle down on his own 15
yard stripe after he had received a
long punt on the 10,
held Varsity for no
gain, and when they
obtained possession,
McKeachie threw a
forward pass to Barber who went over
standing up. Garrison converted and
the score was tied.
The White and
Blue steam roller
came right back after the centre kick-
off.     Garrison   was   pulled   down   on
Capt. Jim
Varsity's 11-yard line, but a penalty
put them on the 1-yard stripe, and
on the next play Garrison broke over
for Victoria's second touch down. He
converted again  to make it 12—6.
With a minute to go in the first half
Smith rouged Harmer and the teams
went in for the breather with the
score 13—6.
There was no scoring in the third
quarter, play surging deep into each
team's territory alternately. Varsity's
attack was featured by Teaglo's attempted field goal drop kick and two
completed forward passes by Graham
Findlay to Tucker and Teagle. These
were the only passes completed by the
Blue and Gold squad  in the game.
Last Period Scoring Splurge
In  the  last  period,  the  old  college   fighting   spirit   brought   results when rookie Bud Fairgrieves
broke   over   left   tackle   from   the
17-yard line for the prettiest touchdown   of   the  game.     Teagle  converted   the  kick   to   bring   Varsity
within one point of the Revellers.
And  then,  friends,  the superior experience   and   stamina   of   the   Islanders came to the fore.   They bore down
the field with a  series of first downs
Not A "Wonder Team
Coach Maury Van Vliet -was not too
disappointed with the team's performance, because for several of the players it was their first game in senior
company. The boys themselves figure
that with one game under their belts
and another week's practise they can
take the measure of the Vancouver
Bulldogs, Saturday, and maybe even
the Revellers at Homecoming a weel*.
The Thunderbird line Is definitely not comparable to the stone
wall of last season. Time and
again it crumbled before the
smashing assaults of the heavy
Reveller squad, costing Varsity
many precious yards.
The running interference was also
woefully  weak.    In fact  there  wasn't
to Varsity's 1-yard line, bucked the
bending forward wall with Dale
carrying to again take a comfortable
margin with three minutes remaining.
Tho attempted convert was blocked,
but as far as the packed house of
1000 fans was concerned, the ball-
game was over.
With seconds left, Dale again
crashed the scoring column with a
spectacular end run from Varsity's
45-yard  line for  the final tally.
any interference. Therefore, there
were no spectacular runs like those
that studded Varsity's performances
last  year.
Captain Jim Harmer, in contrast to
Victoria punters, managed to get away
his kicks, but most of them gained
too much height and not enough
length. Victoria booters were hurried
by the Varsity chargers -who blocked
three of their kicks, but the ones that
did get away were low flying, yard
gaining punts.
The Varsity air attack, such as it
was, wasn't veiy affective, two passes
being completed. Victoria clicked on
one forward for a touchdown, but
Varsity's backfleld broke up their
other  attempts.
—A.  T.  P.
err  the
Vancouver fans can take a lesson
from the Victoria football supporters.
Macdonald Park stands were packed
and the overflowing crowds lined the
* * * *
Varsity had a rooting svctlon of almost a hundred. The three Mamooks
representatives arc to be commended
for their cheer leading which always
drew competition from the Victoria
* * * *
Two of last year's graduates. Johnny Pearson and Lee Straight, couldn't
resist the temptation to travel with
the team. After the gamo Pearson
said, "It was a tough loss, but the
squad shows promise und should do
better   next   time." .
* •   •   •
In   the   dressing   room   before   the
game, the dead silence after the
coach's final words was broken by a
thunderous knocking on the door.
Someone stuck his head in and shouted, "Is Johnny Farino here, there's
a crowd of women waiting at the
gate  for  him  to let them  in!"
* m     *     *
Bill   McGhee   13   to  -be   commended
for a very creditable showing at
tackle, despite the fact he was playing   with   a   badly   damaged   leg.
* *    *    •
Bob Field acted as water-boy instead of playing left half. Bob unfortunately crocked his knee in practise   last   week.
* •    •    •
Highlight at half-time was the
definitely stunning performance of
Victoria's Girl Drill Team who went
through manouvcrs to th-e music of
the Kinsman's Boy's Band. The Band
played Victoria's theme song after
their scores, but did not give out for
Varsity    when    they    hit    pay    dirt.
* *    *    *
The Thund-erbh-ds made nine first-
downs, while the Revellers made
gains  for   thirteen
Ice Hockey
New Four Team
Loop Proposed
, Despite tho spring-like weather,
Ice Hockey is back on the campus
with' a bigger and better proposed
league, including New Westminster,
Vancouver,   Varsity   and   Nanaimo.
Although the suggested league is as
yet unofficial. Nanaimo und Varsity
representatives have expressed willingness to join und to play in such
a  league.
Last year's Blue and Gold squad,
practically Intact this season and
strongly reinforced by a number
of Freshmen including two men
from the prairies, Is ready and
eager to participate In the considered league.
No practises have yet been held by
the U.B.C. pucksters but it is announced that workouts will begin as
soon as arrangements concerning the
Forum are settled. There will, however be an important meeting in the
Arts building, Room 108, today at
12:30 sharp. All those interested are
asked  to  attend.
Among the squad of hopefuls eager
to get into action are Jim Harmer,
sixty-minute man in seemingly every
sport he pursues, Jim McArthur,
Ormond Dier, Ted Stevenson. Ed.
Benson, Jack Moxon, Austin Frith,
Ernie Teagle and th-e two prairie
boys,   Bell   and   Goodman.
It Is also announced that exhibition
games with the Air Force may be.-
come realities because of their popularity last year \men the Air Force
and Varsity staged real battles including   a   leaflet   air   raid.
Frederick D. Smith, commerce
graduate of '40 and three times Big
Block winner, is now serving with
the Royal Canadian Airforce at
Brandon,   Ont.
Pilot-to-be Smith, who left for the
cast early in September, played Canadian Football three years both as
backfi-eld man and as a guard. Freddy, during his playing career at
U.B.C. was nominated Honourable
Mentioned member of the All-Canadian  Football  Team.
Last season, when Varsity won the
Western Inter-Collegiate title besides
the local Big Four football 1-eague
without a single defeat, Freddy Smith
figured large in the great defensive
work  of  the  line.
Besides being a football hero Airman Smith played on the English
Rugby   team.
Freddy Smith was a Phi Gamma
Delta and was a member cf the Interfraternity   council.
Routing Club
1940 Edition
CENTRE—B. Currle, O. Orr.
TACKLES—W. McGhee, J. Wallace, A. Byers, J. Zlblnskl.
GUARDS—R. Mattu, M. Buck, J.
Moncton, W. Gardiner.
ENDS—J. Tucker, A. Gardner, H.
Wood, P. Cote.
HALF   BACKS  —   G.   Finlay,   M.
Morrltt, A.  Frith, E. Teagle.
FULLBACKS — B. Fairgrieves, R.
Plans Curtailed
For Intra-Murals
Because of difficulties in securing
new barges and-shells, the Rowing
Club's plans for increased intramural competitions have fallen
Nevertheless,    practises   on    Sunday
mornings     and,     when     possible,     on
Wednesday   afternoons,   will   be   continued   in   the   hope   that   some   interfaculty     contests    can    be    arranged.
The  practises are held  on  the  F.„»er
River   at   the   foot   of   Blenheim.
From   a   turnout   of   thirty-flve,
Including some twenty  Freshmen,
one   heavyweight   and   two   lightweight crews will be formed.
Plans for races with crews from
the Vancouver Rowing Club and the
James Bay Athletic Association are
being considered. Back in the minds
of the executive are fond plans for
bringing up crews from below the
line,    especially   from   Oregon   State,
Of last year's light-weight crew that
travelled to Corvaliis, PhU Fitz-
James, Barry Sleigh, Bill Lynott,
Ken Keith, and Terry Parsons attend
Varsity  this   year.
I hereby renounce all responsibility
from    speaking    to    students    in    my
classes  whom  I   meet on the  campus
unless   they   speak   to   me   first.
F.  G.  C.  WOOD,
department   of  English
. . . Airman
Minor League
Cagers Eager
This year's freshman turnout for
Intermediate A Basketball has been
ono of the most enthusiastic in history. The Froah, more than twenty
in number, came out in force to
welcome their coach. Al Stevenson,
former Varsity basketball player and
last year a teacher at West Van.
With such a turnout of players,
including Bryce Fleming from Ryerson, Jack "Cut" Cunningham from
Dunbar and Earle Heisler of Pro-
Recs, the new coach feels that he
should be abte to pick a squad that
will give plenty of worry to the
opposition in the Community League.
The Senior Bees of this year haw.
a great record to live up to. They
were winners of th-e Community
League playoffs and Lower Mainland Champions last season. Coach
Jimmy Bardsley of the Canadian
Champion Maple Leafs will have a
big task ahead of him. With two of
the champs left and most of last
year's freshman squad, the Bees
should develop into a smooth working   team.
Jack Ryan is the exception
that proves the rule on thc 1940
edition of Thunderbird Cagers.
Jack Is almost a foot shorter
than the other members of the
Senior A squad this year, as
they all tower over six feet In
height. The cagers are at present practising for their debut
In  the  Inlter-City  League.
The loop opens October 26
with the same set-up as last
year. Maple Leafs, Tookes,
Angelus, Staeys' and Varsity
will be the teams gunning for a
shot at the Dominion crown
come next spring.
Having partly recuperated from
the after effects cf last week's blltz-
grieg on feminine leg adornment,
this week we'll srettle down to the
saner things of life, to wit, the subject
cf golf.
Many people may question the
correctness of th-e stutement that
golf comes under the category of tho
saner things of life, and a close study
of the game reveals that the man
with a weak mind may as well give
up the idea of gouging the greenery.
It is definitely maintained that it
takes a superior intellect to master
the intricacies of the game, which
probably is the reason why no
sciencemen are ever discovered
wielding wood or indenting irons on*
the many rocks to be found on the
course   off   the   course.
There are two essentials in this
royal and ancient pastime, one of
which is to hit the ball, and the other
to hit the ball in a straight line or
reasonab.-e facsimile. With regard to
the flrst proposition, the principle involved Is similar to the one used in
such games as baseball, cricket, baseball, croquet, baseball, cribbage and
baseball. Some people object to the
comparison with baseball, but this
writer feels that the general principle at stake Is -essentially the
same   .   .   .  namely,  to  hit  the   ball.
Of course, the implement used to
perform the act of striking the bail
with much gusto is of a slightly different nature to the baseball bat.
The game of golf employs the shaft
and head principle, while baseball
merely uses the shaft. Many think
that this use of head amounts to
foul play on the part of the golfing
rulers, but since many of the masses
find difficulty in propelling the ball
with either the head or the shaft,
this objection has been ruled out by
force of  public opinion.
The other principle involved is to
hit the ball in a straight line. Many
people openly defy Euclidian concepts in this connection, by maintaining that the shortest possible distance
between two points is not a straight
line. Tbey also consider the concept
of the straight line in connection with
golf is not only an impossibility but
indeed a laughable proposition in its
entirety. Psychology explains this
outlook on the basis of injured ego
due to inability to cope with an un-
surmountable problem, and no doubt,
that  is an excellent  solution.  I  guess.
Most golfers of any repute support,
the claim that putting is the major
part of the game, but most beginners
throw out this proposal on the grounds
that it is merely a process of creeping
up on the hole in successive attempts,
and that the number of strokes is
immaterial since the end result is
identical in all cases. Indeed, most
dubs agree that the Law of Averages
bears out the idea that the ball will
eventually be sunk anyway, and on
the basis of this assumption, generally concede all putts within a
range   of  forty   yards of   the   cup.
After learning these flrst few principles, which should take no longer
than thirty years, and no shorter th*i
thirty years, the only other thing
necessary is a profound knowledge
of tho fine art of profanity. No golfer
is a golfer In the true sense of the
word unl'ess he can get In there and
profane with the best of them. Some
of the best profanists tn history have
been golfers, and if you take up the
cudgels   you'll   get   what  -we   mean.
The Camera Club will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, October
16. in Arts 102 from 12:30 to 1:30.
All   interested   are   welcome.
Public Address System for hire.
Modern recorded music for dances.
Reasonable rates. Bill McCarter,
Sc. '44, BAy. 0145R.


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