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The Ubyssey Oct 2, 1942

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 Discipline CommSttee Enforces Brock Rules
of the
ED. NOTE:—L-Cpl. Pierre Berton
visited the campus this week, after
which he dashed off the following
guest column. .Pierre will be remembered as the Senior Editor of
the UBYSSEY who became after
graduation in 1M0 city editor of the
•  •  •  •
e AT FIRST everything seemed
tho same.
Tho campus was alive with
pipes walking around with freshmen on the end of them. Co-eds
were tripping gaily to the Caf
weiring sophomores around tjieir
necks. The odd maths professor
strolled by, moodily gnawing a
But these were only outward
appearances. Actually the tempo
of student life has changed completely, just as the tempo of life
in the outside world has changed
with three years of war.
These tilings axe apparent to the
Old Grad as he drags his aging
form across green swards and
through panelled halls which he
used to consider hi*.
• THERE IS, I feci, * pall of
seriousness hanging over the
campus which was not present
two years ago. The gay laughter,
tho inconsequential chit-chat, the
happy buffoonery that once characterized this little world of University has   all but disappeared.
In Its place I find the Knitted
Brow, the Grim Lip, the Steely
Eye, the Studious Bent.
I node frail co-eds staggering to
the Library, their pitiful forms
windng under the crushing burden of a dozen heavy tomes. I see
once-hearty fraternity men worriedly flipping through the pages
of MacBeth and Maupassant. I
am stunned at the sight of Pub-
iters walking grimly to lectlurea.
All this after one short week of
e ALL THE aforementioned is
highly incredible to one who
spent his campus life, in the company of a host of others, indulging
in extra-curricular activities, mainly in the hospitable environs of a
certain local tavern.
In the Good Old Days, the Library was a dreary desolate place
whose main use was a sort of secondary date-bureau. A lecture
was sometlung you went to when
you were tired as hell and didn't
want to be disturbed for an hour;
a professor was an earnest little
man who wrote book reviews for
the Vancouver Daily Province,
talked to the Rotary Club quite
often, and was to be avoided because he asked embarrassing
Those were the days when
sciencemen, bored with life, methodically removed tho nether garments of luckless Aggies; when
Sophs hurled Frosh with gay abandon into the lily pond and vice-
versa; when a certain section of
Marine Drive was known as Pas-
siondulo for obvious reasons.
I walked along Marine Drive the
other day, and all I saw was one
Perhaps was has helped this)
"Dr. Smith's smaller classical dictionary.
No longer, apparently, do students shrink by professors with
downcast eyes and faces turned
to the wall. I note great numbers
of undergraduates striding up to
tho sage men with sprightly step
to engage in brisk conversations
on such divers subjects as tho use
of pathos in Balzac and the effect
of Hegel on Hitler.
All this brings to mind my own
sheepish encounters with members
(Continued on Page 3)
•   VOL. XXV
No. 4
Will Visit
whom critics acclaim as
a n outstanding Canadian
soprano, will" be the first artist to give a recital on the
university campus, under the
tentative program of the
Special Events Committee.
This program was drawn up at
a meeting of the committee held
on Wednesday night. It will
bring Miss Morton before the U.
B.C. audience at noon, October
Other artists under consldera-
aion are Freda Trcbel, well-known
Canadian pianist; William Norton,
tenor, and Anna Russell, whp gives
dramatic monologues. Several
American orchestras may be featured.
The committee, which at present is just in formation, will meet
once a week under tho chairmanship of George Reifel. Its policy
this year will be to bring tho best
available artists and features in
Canada to  U.B.C.  students.
Work Begins
Help Needed
e TOTIE, the beloved and recently adopted mascot of the
Pub, is slated to receive his share
of publicity at last. For his picture will appear on the cover of
every copy of the Directory, this
This booklet will contain the
names, addresses, and telephone
numbers of all UBC students, and
will be invaluable to everyone on
the campus.
Production of Uie Directory
started yesterday, under Editor
Honoree Young, and it is hoped
that it will be on sale in a comparatively shru-w Ubw» than it took
last year.
Any change of address or tele-
phono number, since time of registration, must be reported to
the Pub office, as soon as possible.
Offers of assistance with the
typing of tho Directory material
would bo greatly appreciated, and
anyone interested should get in
touch with Honoree Young at once.
e MORE GIRLS are needed to
tag on Self-Denial Days,, says
Mary Mulvin, president of tho
Women's Undergraduate Society.
"An hour of togging on Wednesday would exempt them from one
hour of Category B war work."
Any girls interested in the idea
should let Mary know, and she
will arrange for them to tag in the
different faculty buildings.
All money collected each Wednesday goes to the Canadian Red
Cross Society.
Frosh Meets The Dean
Women Enthusiastic About
Physical Ed. Training
•   A QUICK casual survey, as the compulsory physical education program gets under way, reveals the women surprisingly enthusiastic.
Phyl Bishop, newly elected sec- ,
i-ctary of W.U.S., after her first
"Keep Fit" period reported, "Its
going to be fun!! We're not having
any heavy apparatus work at all.
There will be periods of "jerks,"
ping pong, sometimes, and the occasional route march."
Pat Cunningham, soph, and Mary
Ripley, frcshctto, wore both enthusiastic, too. "We should have
had it long ago and I hope it isn't
discontinued after the war," they
agreed. Pat is taking the archery
courso and Mary is "keeping fit."
Mary Lipsett, honor student in
French and German, thinks the
plan is good in principle, but, understandably, begrudges tho time.
Barbara Dicthcr thinks tho program ia '"wonderful." "I,vo always
been too lazy to get over to the
gym, but now that I have to, I love
it."     1*
Daphne Laird, '46, is shown here being presented to Dean D. Buchanan by John Carson at the Frosh Reception, Tuesday night. Freshmen,* on entering the floor formed into
a double line and were presented individually to each patron.
Russian LS.A. Delegates
To Address UBC Students
•   INVITATION has been extended by the Students' Council to three Russian delegates
to the International Student Assembly, at present on a lecture tour of Canada, to speak
to the students of U.B.C.
They are two members of the Soviet army, Senior Lieut. Cladimir Pchelinstsev and
Senior Lieut. Lyudmilla Pavlichenko, and Nikolai Krasavchenko, a former Youth Leader in
Moscow and Commissar of fuel to that city.
In, speaking to tho students of
the University of Toronto, Krasavchenko said that Russian universities are carrying on "t a high level
oi! efficiency. "No universities
have been closed although many
of them, including over 500,000
students, have been cxacuatcd
from cnomy-occupicd territory to
safe locations cast of thc Ural
mountains," he said.    »
In Russia, ho explained, the university student is considered to be
as essential a member of socieety
us the munitions worker and soldier. Thc Russian government
feels tho need for graduating largo
numbers of trained men, in war or
peace, simply because they are
useful to the state.
"However," he stated, "because
of thc exigencies of wartime, all
students aLso do part time work
in factories, hospitals and construction projects." Krasavchenko
graduated from the University of
Moscow, where he wrote a thesis
on German fascism.
Tho two other members of tho
delegation are snipers who have
achieved great fame through their
exploits. Pchelintscy was the organizer of tho Young Snipers
movement in Russia.
Fighting on the Leningrad front,
ho killed 152 German soldiers
with 154 bullets. Ho holds the
highest military decoration of his
country. "Hero of thc Soviet Union," along with 86 others in the
various armed forces. He learned
to speak German during his operations behind the enemy lines.
Miss Pavlichenko has been engaged in post-graduate study of
sociology at the University of
Kiev when her country was invaded. She left her studies to join
the snipers' movement, and has
been credited with killing 309 German soldiers.
She plana to return to the front
when she get back home. "You
make tho guns," .she raid to a
younf.; worker in Toronto, "and
I'll make good u.-e of them."
Frosh Shake With Patrons;
Shove And Push With Dal
•   WE THOUGHT that all you upperclassmen who couldn't
get to the Frosh Reception this year might like to know
about it, so we're forsaking our usual custom of letting bygones be bygones and we are going to tell you about it.
1% went off well.   The dignity of       —————————————
tho occasion was not marred by a
single incident, so the now initiation policy of a simple dignified
ceremony was a success right to
tho last. By cutting out the upperclassmen the crowd was reduced so that they did not need to use
tho gym. As a matter of fact it
was not crowded at all—if you
happen to bo used to steam baths
and dogfights.
Tho receiving line was neatly
done, well-organized, it was run
through smootlhly and added a
rather nice touch to the affair.
As Jou Frosh entered the main
hall he and his partner were guided over to the head nf the line
by a commissionaire. Here at the
head of thc line was genial Jawn
Carson, a-smilln' and hand-shakin'
like all get out. After pressing
tho flesh he took your name and
handed you on down the line to
the Chancellor and President
Klinck.' After passing "so-glad-
to-sce-yous" with . sundry members of tho council you finally
wound up by shaking hands with
tho deans. By this time your name
had been mutilated until i* was
beyond recognition but the foelinp
was still there. After it was all
over you sneaked out on the floor
to cut loose, feeling just like a
small boy who had come homo
from the church and now able to
go out and play in thc backyard.
As tho old crowd gradually began to pile up, the traditional
shoving and pu:;hin.j was in evi
dence, and every ono settled down
to enjoy the rythmic dispensations
of Dal Richards and his merry
At the end of the evening the
class of '46 gurgled happily to tho
strains of "Hail U.B.C." and, much
the same as the class.es thit have
gone ahead of them, failed to show
any signs of being impressed by
their newly acquired status as undergraduates of the University of
British Columbia.
As far as could be ascertained
everyono enjoyed themselves, and
the committee in charge deserves
credit for handling the affair so
VCU Brings,
W. Talbot
To Speak
ono of thc most famous men
among tho educational and social
circles in Great Britain, will speak
to the students at 12:30, October 9,
in the auditorium, under the auspices of tho V.C.U.
An M.A. from Cambridge and a
former headmaster of ono of
England's public schools, Scaford
College, Mr. Talbot wa - a personal
friend of thc lute King George V.
Ho will give a non-denominational message dealing with {he relationship of Christianity and
education today.
Many Infractions;
Offenders' Passes
Will Be Confiscated
•   CLAMPING down on violators of Brock Hall rules, the
Discipline Committee announced yesterday that henceforth any infractions of rules would result in the confiscation
of the passes of the offenders.
Freshmen have been the worst
offenders so far. Twelve first year
students were found eating their
lunches in the main lounge, sitting
on thc arms of the chairs and tho
backs of chesterfields, and some
wearing their overcoats.
'Tho Discipline Committee," said
John Carson, chairman, "docs not
intend to act as a police force. It
ls primarily interested in protecting student property and maintaining some semblance of decent behaviour on tho campus." '
Carson stated that students violating Brock Hall rules in the absence of Mr. Mitchell, are putting
him in tho position of a policeman
rather than caretaker of student
Mr. Mitchell has been giving frequent warnings to the offenders
but students have been ignoring
Tho dozen Freshman offenders
whose names were taken Thurs-
• day will be summoned bfore the
committee   and   their   cases   reviewed.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 6, at 12:30. Offenders will be notified by mail. Failure to appear before the committee without legitimate excuse
makes tho student liable to a serious fine.
Henceforth, Ignorance of Brock
Hall regulations will not be considered by the Discipline Committee as an excuse for infractions.
The UBYSSEY publishes the rules
below. They can also be found
outside the entrances to the main
1. Outdoor clothing must be left
In cloak rooms downstairs before
entering lounge.
2. Food and beverages can only
be consumed in the dining room.
3. Furniture must not be moved.
4. No writing permitted in the
main lounge or men's smoking
• CARELESS members of
the COTC have been
under the surveillance of
Constable Bill Orchard. Unguarded uniforms and greatcoats, as well as student's
books have been left in unlocked cars in the parking
The danger of having books
stolen is a loss to every student,
but lost uniforms have a habit
of falling into the wrong hands,
as well as being a loss to the
Warnings have been left in the
cars of twenty offenders. Should
greatcoats be found In these ears
again, the men will be dealt with
in a more serious manner.
"Students don't realize the seriousness of this offense," said Bill
Orchard. "University men should
know better."
Osborne Appointed
C.O.T.C. Instructor
•   APPOINTMENT of Mr. Robert "Tony" Osborne, U.B.C.
graduate and former Thunderbird basketball hero, as a
full-time COTC instructor with the rank of second lieutenant was announced this week by Corps officials.
The   names   of  company com-' .
manders were also released.   They
Combpany A—Capt. J. A. Harris
Company B—2nd Lt. J. Herd
Company C—2nd Lt. H. R.
Company D—Lt. W. H. Goodwin.
Company E—2nd Lt. M. M.
Compahy F-2nd Lt. H. W.
Company G-Lt. G. W. Scott
Company H—Lt. M. L. Van Vliet
Company I-Lt. P. G. F. Guthrie
Second Lieut.  S. E. Walmsley,
Adjutant,   revealed  that  students
who attend thc Red Cross Blood
Donor Clinic will not be granted
three hours army credit, as they
were last year.
He also announced that he has
arranged to have special buses to
accommodate men who attend
evening parades. Continuance of
this extra service depends, however, on the complete co-operation
of the men.
e MUSIC appreciation lectures
offered by Miss Ida Halpern
will not be given unless enough
people sign up, according to Arvid
Backman, A.M.S. Treasurer.
The A. M. S. must finance the
lectures, and if the audience Is
not sufficient, the whole scheme
would not be practicable
Fifty would be a good average
for attendance, but that number
is flexible. At noon Tuesday
there were only 14 completed
questionnaires in the Pub office.
There is still another chance for
all music-lovers. Fill out tho
questionnaire below and send It
in to the Pub.
(See Pago 3)
All tfhose interested in taking and
processing pictures for the UBYSSEY please come to the PUB et
12:30 on Friday.
WAC Calls
Club Reps
On Monday
• CHAIRMAN of the War
Aid Council, John Carson asks the representatives
pi the following organizations
to attend a meeting in the
Double Committee Rooms,
Brock Hall, on Monday, at
Publication Board, Radio Society,
Mamock Arts, M.U.S.„ Aggie Undergraduate Society, Engineer.!
Undergraduate Society Commerce
Club, S.C.M., Newman Club, In-
tra-Fraternity Council, Pan-Hellenic, Anglican Theological College, The Union, Musical Society,
Players Club, Phrateres, and the
Parlamentary Forum.
The War Aid Council is appointed by Council as the only clearing house through which appeals
may be made to the students for
aid in Canada's War Effort.
Last year they sponsored the
Mile of Pennies Drive, I.S.S.
week, Victory Bond Drive, Red
Cross Waivers, Red Cross Ball, and
the Players Club Red Cross performance.
Library To
Open Three
Nights Week
e IN RESPONSE to a large
number of inquiries and request^, the Library will be open
threo evenings per week until 9:30
October 5.
The threo late nights will be
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
as these arc the nights when most
students have patronized the
building during previous sessions.
Students will please note that the
closing hour will be 9:30 p.m., and
not 9:45 as in former years.
The Library will still close at
0:00 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays,
and 5:00 p.m. Saturdays, as originally reported.
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Club Meetings
With the rationing of tea, coffee and
sugar* many of the clubs on the campus have
found that it is inadvisable to hold meetings
at the homes of members. In previous years
because of difficulties in catering arrangements for evening functions on the campus,
clubs have arranged their meetings in private homes so that they could have refreshments.
With the situation as it stands now some
of these clubs have expressed a desire to
hold their sessions in Brock Hall.
The difficulty with this idea lies in the
fact that it is not practical to keep the building open for one or two clubs each night of
the week.
What we suggest is that the members
of clubs that are interested in holding their
meetings in the Brock work together and
plan their dates so that they can have meetings on the same night. Perhaps two nights
a week could be set aside for these functions
and the clubs could, with the approval of
the administration, be assigned rooms in
Brock Hall on those nights. Thus three or
four clubs would be taken care of at the
same time and it would no); be necessary to
keep the building open every night of the
It is necessary to halve an attendant on
hand every time the building is used, and it
is not fair to the men who have to come out
to supervise to spread the functions so that
they would have to be here when it is likely
that only one small club would be on hand
to make use of the facilities.
If representatives of the clubs would
get in touch with their undergraduate representatives a satisfactory arrangement
should be reached without any trouble.
-A. W. S.
Alma Mater Meeting
Now that the frosh initiation period has
passed into the past events category, those
in charge can breathe easily. The co-operation of the student body has made it the
most peaceful initiation of all war sessions.
It has verified the belief that University
students can and will take their role in the
war sorlously. At the some timo the freshman class has received an introduction to
'tiie University that they will remember.
With tiie preliminaries over it is now
apparent that the freshman still have the
heaviest part of their job ahead of them.
First of all they must accustom themselves to a university routine. With the
situation as serious as it is now, the usual
carefree days of University life are definitely in the background, and it will require a
good deal of application all the way to make
the grade when those Christmas exams come
On the other side of the fence, the frosh
have now been introduced to the social side
of the university, but the great mystery of
how campus affairs are run still has to be
explained to them.
On-the 7th of October the Alma Mater
Society will hold its semi-annual general
meeting. Details of this will be carried in
the Ubyssey as soon as they are announced,
but it is 'certain that the student body will
have its financial position explained.
This semi-annual meeting is the real
opportunity for the students to learn what
their council is doing. It is their chance to
tell the council what they want. It is designed to give the students their voice in
the affairs of the Alma Mater Society, and,
as such, it is the duty of every student to
—A. W. S.
The Mummery
ED. NOTE:—One of the brightest events of the
summer was the following expose of the logging In-
dusrry, written by Eric "Jabez" Nlcol as a guest
soiunin for the News-Herald's Jack Scott.
The logging industry is primarily for
cutting trees. When it has cut enough trees
it throws them in the water and they are
washed up on the beach and make swell
places for beach-fires, We should all, therefore, admire the logging industry and prevent forest fires, which annoy it very much.
The first thing need for a logging industry is a forest, preferably a forest of trees.
Trees have, on the whole, been found to
make the best lumber, and every effort
should be made to start a logging industry
in a region where there are trees.
Trees are usually found by a man called
a surveyor who goes out with his dog and
finds all the trees you want by keeping away
from cities and highways. The dog has been
found invaluable for this purpose, and has
his own sleeping quarters, called a pup-tent.
Once a tree has been found, a man with
a Swedish accent is sent out to cut it down.
This man, known as a "faller," can easily be
identified by the fact that he yells "timber!"
just before the tree falls down.
Unfortunately, if you are close enough
t6 a faller to hear him yell "timber!" you
will probably be killed by the tree when it
falls down. This is known as workman's
compensation and is quite popular.
Besides his axe and his Swedish accent,
the faller must take along a friend who is a
"bucker." This man saws the big tree, once
it is felled, into a lot of little trees, making
it look like more and fooling the company.
Wherever the faller and bucker go they
are followed by a donkey. This donkey pulls
itself along by means of a line attached to a
wench. By turning the wench, the line shortens until donkey is fairly close to the tree.
Then some more men, called "chokermen,"
approach the tree and choke it with a line
attached to the wench on the donkey. When
they think they have choked the tree
enough, the chokermen shout at a little man
sitting on a stump.
The little man is the "whistle punk,"
and when the chokermen shout at him he
hoots his whistle back at them and the
wench starts revolving furiously, bringing
the tree closer to the donkey, and probably
rolling over one of the chokermen, providing
more workman's compensation, which is appreciated by all concerned.
The donkey keeps turning its wench
until the tree has been hauled up to what is
called a "coldeck pile." This consists of a
large number of trees heaped together so
that they can be taken away. For this, another donkey, much larger than the first and
with a considerable number of wenches revolving with steam coming out of the ends,
is brought up.
With this, the tree is loaded onto a flat-
car by the first loader and the second loader.
The first loader is the loader who gets killed
first when the wenches toss around the logs.
The second loader is only allowed to get killed after the first loader, and therefore receives less pay.
During this operation, the donkey becomes so excited turning its wenches that
it gives 6ff sparks. To counteract this, it is
necessary to have a "spark-chaser," who
chases the spark into the woods until one or
tho other is extinguished.
When the tree has been placed on the
flatcar, it becomes a log. This is made official by a "scaler," a man who climbs up on
the loads and measures the logs in bured
feet. When the locomotive engineer thinks
the scaler has measured enough bored feet,
he starts the train, throwing the scaler off
the loads and usually killing him. Besides
the workman's compensation involved, this
helps to amuse the locomotive engineer and
prepare him for the arduous journey ahead.
During this trip, the logs depend for
their welfare upon two men who sit on top
of the last load of logs with their knees
crossed. These are known as "brakemen,"
or "brakies," and it is their function to annoy
the locomotive as much as possible. They do
this by jumping off the train, seizing
switches, and forcing the locomotive into a
siding. They then wave their arms at one
another until the locomotive is obliged to go
to the back of the train in disgrace. The
train then starts off again with the locomotive tamely pushing, instead of pulling, fuming at the sight of the two brakies now sitting
on the top of the front load, with their knees
Thus/when the locomotive reaches the
sea, it is in an excellent mood to hurl all the
logs into the water and stalk back into the
woods in a huff. What the locomotive doesn't
know, of course, is that this is exactly what
the company wants it to do. For, as soon as
the locomotive has gone, a number of men
appear on the logs, and start sticking them
with sharp poles to see if they are ripe.
These are the "boommen," whose job
consists chiefly of staying on the logs without falling in the water. At this point, another scaler appears to see whether the dead
scaler up in the woods has correctly counted
the number of bored feet in the logs.
Unfortunately, this scaler is maintained
by the government and the company cannot
kill him off. Unless, of course, there is a
change in the government, in which case the
company can obtain permission without
much difficulty.
Finally, a tug comes into the bay to take
away all the logs that have been found to be
ripe and showing the proper number of
bored feet. When it is a suitable distance out
to sea, the tug is struck by a sharp storm,
losing most of its logs, which are washed up
on the beaches, where they are quickly demolished by a swarm of beach parties. This
is generally considered to be a health condition, preventing too many logs from reaching
(Continued in Next Column)
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Lorna McDiarmid, Marion McDonald, Vivian Vincent, John Scott
and Virginia Hammitt.
Assistant Editors
Peter Remnant, Honoree Young.
Assistant Sports Editors
Chuck  Claridge,  Bill  Welsford,
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Staff Photographer   Dave Lawson
Art Jones, Doug. Belyea
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 Pat Whelan
Pub Secretary  Muzz Murray
Maurice Soward, Mary Francis
Trumbull, Doreen Hood, Harry
Thompson, and Audrey Crease. ,
Norman Klenman. •
• A Year Ago
e THE FROSH Reception In
Brock Hall featured the Arch
Ceremony and a brawl, promptly
denounced by faculty and student
leaders alike , . . After attending
tho very crowded dance, Council
Treasurer Keith Porter made a
plea for "Better ventilation In
Brock Hall," . ■ . Miss Lnnning announced that the works of Dos
Prissos were missing from Library
shelves, following a review of his
"1919" in the 1940 literary supplement. . . Informed that compulsory
war work was not in view, coeds volunteered to t;ike such
courses ;is motor mechanics and
first aid . A supply of uniforms
for the COTC arrived, minus
pant j.
Museum Assistants
Needed; Experience
Not Necessary
e IN CONNECTION with thc
<>l'iTa',ic>n of the Univct'Mty
Museum of An'.hropoln;;y. in-
tludin;; the Rurnett collection.
therfc is a need for a small number
of .student assistant.-- to work on a
part-time basis. Such assistants
need have no previous experience.
Remuneration will commence
on the same scale as for library
assistant1;, Any student interested should pply to Dr. Cowan, App.
Sc. 103.
NOTICE— Anyono interested in
working part time in the orderly
room as a waiter or cook, is asked
to see the Adjutant, COTC orderly room.
NOTICE—Tho rowing club is
holding its first workout of the
season at the Vancouver Rowing
Club in Coal Harbour this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. All those who
were not at the meeting Thursday
but who would like to join the club
this year should attend.
" S. P. C. — Presents Dr. A. F. B.
Clark in "New War Problems" in
Arts 204, Tuesday, October 6 at
tho lumber mills. For, with
an excessive amount of logs available for lumber, houses would
multiply, cities expand beyond
reason forcing the logging industry to back up into the mountains,
whero locomotives are very unhappy of their own accord, throwing many hundreds of brakies out
of work.
It is wise, therefore, when situating a logging industry, to choose
a spot where the logs will be
separated from their destination
by a good, squally stretch of water,
in which the tugs can lose their
logs without undue efTort. You
will also bo furnishing material for
more beach parties, and thus helping to support tho weiner ntrl
marshmnllow industries, which
may he operated rn close connection   with   the  logK'-ii.J   industry.
• LAST MONDAY, although
tho, organization of classes
was not quite complete, the Women's War Work Plan went Into
effect. After a long summer of
planning courses and timetables,
arranging for instructors and
equipment, the committee is prepared to launch its schedule.
At last Spring's final Women's
Undergraduate Society meeting,
tho motion was passed that a report
on war work for women be presena
ed before the board and senate.
This motion was duly passed by
senate and plans for the program
were drawn up.
Faculty members on tho committee   in   charge   approach   this
year's new schedule with some
trepidation, fearing that the novelty will soon fade and attendance
in classes will slip, It remains
for the women to see that their
fears are not realized, end the
work is a success.
That word "compulsory" is
what is liable to cause trouble.
As long as the work is voluntary,
most girls turned out and did
their share, and, much as we
protested and grouched about it,
got a certain amount of satisfaction from it. But let the word
"compulsory" bo introduced and
an entirely different light is
thrown on thc whole affair.
It implies something that is
forced on us ond wo arc always
over-anxious to treat anything
with that connection with distrust. We are afraid that our
special rights and privileges wiH
be surreptitiously spirited away
until there rro none remaining.
Tho purpose of this work is not
to burden us with unnecessary
sictivi'.ics, but to prepare us to
meet any situation that may oris?
where our help will be of use.
After all, it was the women themselves who requested the move
and helped to plan the courses.
Had they feared tiio results, would
they have passed the motion at
that  meeting?
e KVF.RY COURSE which is offered iii the war work curriculum has a definite practical
value, and graduates of many of
these courses will be qualified to
undertake specialized jobs with thc
training ihey will have received.
Even   if   an   emergency   does   not
hie to bo adopted by the boys and
hastened to explain that, were
there sufficjent equipment and
facilities at the disposal of, tho
women for their training, thc
timetable would be expanded as'
much as possible. But until these
things are acquired, we must make
the most of two hours a week.
arise in which the women may
exercise their training, any class
they may choose to attend will
give them experience which will
be valuable in n time cither of
war or of peace.
The prysical education classes
will be of benefit to everyone.
Most girls realize the fact that they
get too little exercise, but they
"never get around to it." They
realize, too, that they must attend their classes regularly or
forfeit their year's credit, so they
must make the best of the bargain. So far, girls who have
spent nn hour in the gym, have
enjoyed it, and admit the fact,
though in a rather surprised
e THE MEN may object that
there is too much ado made
about a mere two hours a week
when they devote six to army
training. The committee anticipated  that  this attitude  was lia-
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of the faculty: The times I used
to carry a set of black beards and
smoked gogglrs in case of a chance
meeting with Professor Soward;
thc day Professor Irving told me
my presence at his lectures would
bo appreciated because he felt it
lent a certain social eclat to proceedings. THhis last so impressed
me that I was a steady customer
at Philosophy One for three successive days.
e WHAT is the reason for th*
crowded library and empty
Caf, full lecture i-onrns and deso-
lato Pub? Part of it, witihout
doubt, springs from the menace of
the draft. But I do not think this
single factor alone is wholly responsible.
I like to think that some of it
springs from an unvoiced realization in tne power of learning—in
the necessity for an education that
is something better than slipshod.
Everywhere today as we enter
the fourth year of war you find
people thinking harder. Nowhere
is this more apparent than on the
campus. The movie version of
college life, if it ever was here, has
disappeared, at least for war's
duration. In its place is some of
the dignity and sobriety of an Oxford, a Cambridge, a Harvard.
Perhaps was has helped this
young University grow up a little.
If it can achieve maturity without
slipping into senility then it' has
Indeed taken a forward step.
■      Friday, October 2, 1942
MATHS CLUB-Tho first meet-
ing of the Mathematics Club will
be held on Monday, October 5, it
8:15 p.m. at Dean D. Buchanan's
home, 1980 W. 35th. The speaker
will be Dr. Jennings, and his subject "On Algebraic Numbers," All
those taking Math. 10 or higher
Math courses are welcome to it*
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Many Were The Weird
Doings In THE Blackout
•   THERE HAVE BEEN blackouts before, and there'll be
blackouts again.
But THE blackout for members of the Ubyssey staff
will ever be remembered as that of last Monday night.
Perhaps' you noticed a few weird '
Page Three
things about last Tueday's Ubysey
—and small wonder. You see, the
Tuesday edition is put to bed each
Monday night at the News-Gazette
shop in Kerrisdale.
Caught last Monday without
their shutters down, the staff sat
around in the dark for an hour,
with visions of no Tuesday edition
before them. They ended up by
putting out the paper in all the illumination that could be gathered
from one light (well-shielded); one
flashlight (very weak); and
matches (two boxes).
But Pubsters weren't the only
students to go through an amazing
experience Monday evening.
Hundreds of COTC men were
dust concluding a two-hour parade
when the sirens moaned about 8:15.
Into the armoury they marched,
crowding In upon another few
hundred who had still had another
hour to parade.
Once some form of order was established, the command for dismissal came. At which, apparently, ALL the men dismissed.
And many were the guises used
to shield head-lights as the men
made their way to the Gates and
home. One cadet disrobed himself of his tie and one sock, using
them to great effect. Others whipped off army caps, covered headlights with them, and rode victoriously home like any army of occupation,
Other students reported various
Incidents. Several sorority girls-
just starting out for a meeting-
remembered parental guidance and
decided not to walk through darkened streets. One freshette—dutifully intending to study—spent tho
night instead answering the phone
for ner distracted father, an airraid warden.
Perhaps it was only coincidence
that a large group of males soon
gathered in the vicinity of a women's co-operative house.
Much to his amusement, a senior
student returned' to his Kitsilano
home to find A.R.P. men alternately lighting and extinguishing
"test"  blitz fires in the road.
It is left to the imagination —
and Mary Ann—as to what would
have happened on the campus had
the Library been host to late scholars, as it would have been last
And suppose the Frosh Reception had been Monday night!
Fad • Shi on s
0 IF ANY OF YOU were under
the impression that) our UBC
freshman initiations are slightly
on the "extreme side," why just
read on, and you will probably
change your mind.
It seems that in a college in
Aberdeen, South Dakota, each girl
who wishes to become a member
of a certain sorority must do the
front part of her hair, at the top,
a la Heinle! Or in other words,
cut it off, half an Inch from her
head, Then she has to paste the
hair she has clipped off on a cork,
with painted features. This gadget, she wears on her lapel, as the
sorority insignia. We wonder how
many members the sorority has?
aside from initiations, the girls
in many American colleges consider
it smarti to wear mis-mated ankle
socks. They contrast them to
match their sweater and skirt combination.
California, are buying their
socks in the boys' departments. It's
fad-shionable to wear a different
patjprn on each foot. And needless to say, they select the wildest
colors and patterns available.
And speaking of ankle socks; you
all know the way the tops stretoh
out after a while? Well, the girls
in St. Peter, Minnesota, keep theirs
up with boys' garters
e THE GIRLS in Detroit, Michigan, have started a decidedly unique pin code. When a freshie
wears a huge blanket pin on her
dickie collar, she is openly declaring that she has already had a
date with a boy from each class,
from freshman to senior. She
starts with a tiny baby-sized pin
to indicate that she has dated a
freshman, and runs the gaunt of
sizes up to the blanket pin as she
dates a boy from each different
0 THE GIRLS in Plattsmouth,
Nebraska, have dressed up a
new "two-faced" hair-do, in which
you may be interested. The hair
is parted in the centre, and one
side of it is allowed to fall softly
Music Appreciation
e ANYONE INTERESTED in Music Appreciation lectures by Miss Ida
Halpern, such as were given last year in Brock Hall, please sign below
and clip this notice.  Hnnd this notice in to the Publications Office, north
end of Brock Hall basement.
'Sign Here)
re Sessional Fees
Last day for payment of First Term is
October 5th, 1942.
All cheques must be certified and made
payable to the University of British
For regulations governing Fees, consult
your Calendar pages,! 39-43 inclusive.
Late Fee will be strictly enforced after
due date. '
The University of British Columbia
By The Dawn's Early Light
Players' Club May Act
Before Troops
•    ACCORDING TO MICHAEL YOUNG, President of the
Players' Club, attempts are being made to arrange presentations of plays by the Players' Club to troops stationed
near Vancouver.
Although nothing definite has
been decided, it is hoped Vhat
"Her Scienceman Lover" will be
taken on tour before Christmas,
and several one-act plays after, to
the troops stationed near Vancouver.
Mr. Young said that the plays
would be arranged in accordance
with the actors' tlme-ttables, and
performances would be put on
near enough to Vancouver so that
the actors would be able to go to
the troop station and come back
the same evening.
No decision will be made as to
what plays are to be put on by the
club at Christmas. The decision
will be made on October 11.
The Players' Club will put on a
Spring production as in previous
years. As yet no play has been
decided on.
e   Men's  ATHLETIC representative has announced that their
will  be a  meeting in the Brock
faculty room at 12:30 today of the
managers of the following:
Badminton Club
Basketball Club
Big Block Club
Canadian Rugby Club
English Rugby Club
Golf Club
Grass Hockey Club
Gymnasium Club
Ice Hockey
Outdoor Club
Ski Club
Soccer Club
Swimming Club
Track Club
Tennis  Club
University Rowing Club
• NOW THAT students are classified in "A-A" category for gasoline rationing, the bulging buses of the B. C. Electric will bulge more :han ever. The cartoon above, by the Ubyssey's
staff cartoonist, Lewis Allen Lewis, regular university commuters will insist, is not exaggerated.
Medical Exams. #    Signboard
must report to the University
Health office aa soon as possible
in order to make an appointment
about the face, Veronica Lake-ish.
The other side, surprise, surprise,
is pinned behind the ear, and a
single earring is worn on the exposed ear.
e   IT THE STAG-LINE in Welch,
West Virginia, becomes all
starry-eyed, why it's caused by
reflections. Because for formals,
the girls there decorate their hair
with a scattering of gold or silver
paper stors. They get them at the
dime store, and just stick them on.
e   BOTH BOYS and girls, in Ir-
vington, New Jersey, are wearing slave bracelets, now. When
dating they attach their bracelets
together, so they can't lose each
other in a crowd. Good wolf (or
wolverine) insurance!
e A DEFENSE MEASURE recently adopted in Buffalo. New
York, has to do with the conservation of tie steel used in the manufacturing of bobby pins. The
girls have started using colored
tooth-picks as a prickly, but kinda
cute substitute!
WANTED—A student with ex-
time work. Apply Extension De-
peri ence in photography, for part
partment, U.B.C.
LOST—A gold signet ring. Reward. Contact Olive Headrick,
Arts letter rack.
LOST—Tuesday night, wallet
containing valuable papers and
more valuable money. Liberal reward.   Andy Carmichael.
CAB CHAIN—Anyone interested
in joining a car chain, from the
vicinity between Oak and Main
along 25th Avenue, please contact
Pat Ball, Alpha Gam table.
SWLMMJNG-There will be a
meeting of all those interested in
swimming in Arts 204 on Thursday, at 12:30. Men and women
.students both, are requested to attend.
NOTICE — Will the chap who
donated the four old UBC yearbooks to the Pub please call In
some time and see Jack Ferry.
with Mary Ann
e GAY COLORS for winter is
the motif of the soft Angora
gloves being shown by Wilson's
Glove and Hosiery shop, 575 Granville Street. They have scarves
to match, and are embroidered
with contrasting colored wool in
flower designs. Heard a rumor
from l-vo sources that a science-
man Fiji got married this summer.
Seems  that  he  wants  to  keep  it
* *
e    BEAUTIFUL genuine alligator
in pumps and ties—that's what
I saw in the window at Rae-son,
608 Granville Street. The price
really startled me—$21.95, but I
was reassured that I could get
something smart that was also
within my means when I took a
further look around the window
and saw the lovely shoes they have
on the Mezzanine floor at $7,95.
Heard this at the Frosh reception
* *
e   ARE YOU BEING rushed or
are you doing the rushing?
Whichever position you're in you'll love to wear one of Plantfs
creations to the rushing teas. At
564 Granville Street., Plant's have
a marvellous selection of suits,
coats, dresses. People «eemed to
have a little trouble in the blackout tie other night. For example
one young fellow on the way home
from COTC had to black out his
* *
e    SOMETHING   new   has   been
added—to the muskrat coats
this year I mean; There's a delicious new dark brown shade that
they're being made in this year
that is rich and luxurious. The
New York Fur Co., 797 West
Georgia Street, has them especially for tho college co-ed in fitted
and. flowing styles. They are suitable for either campus or "date"
wear,   .mil   are   both   durable   and
dark 'cos he gave three different
names to three different girls
about who it is. Her name is either Philli3, Margaret or Alice, and
as far as the rumor goes it happened in Trail this summer. Some
of the gorgeous colors those gloves
come .in are green, beige, yellow,
blue, rose, and orange.   They come
in small, medium and large sizes.
out on the lawn during intermission: "Don't be embarrassed about
this it's been going on for years."
She ought to know—she's a senior
and he's only an innocent freshman. For example, the Mezzanine
floor has a grand array of sport
oxfords. One especially caught
my fancy . . . reversed calf in
brown or black with moccasin toes,
stitched in white.
headlights with his tie and one
sock. A beautiful blonde Theta
was heard to exclaim the next
morning to a sophomore "I got into trouble in the blackout last
night" It was her car she got
into trouble with. Campus clothes
—sweaters, skirts, blouses, are a
specialty of Plant's, so if you want
to be dressed right on the campus
that's the place to go.
dressy. An Alpha Phi was following her sorority's new regulation to take her ewn drink to
meetings to save tea, and being in
a hurry asked her father to get her
something. He wrapped up n bottle for her, and sho expected a
bottle of coke when she got there,
iimagine . . . Imagine her surprise
when she opened it and discovered
a bottle of beer.
leaf, from Caf. Please return to
Maurice Young, KErr. 1099-Y, or
Pub. office.
Durkin, Ex-Totem Chief
Returns To Old Haunts
•   OZZIE DURKIN, who graduated from U.B.C. in 1941,"
faculty of Arts, has lately returned from Washington,
D.C., where he was working on the British Lease-Lend
arrangements for the government.
«_____^___^_-_^___- Ozzie, who is probably the only
Returns . . .
gold bracelet. Please contact
Grace MacMillan, BAy. 4883-L, or
return to Pub. office.
people to complete a car chain
running from the neighborhood of
Angus and Granville. Communicate with Michael Fell, BAy 0614.
Stewart. Kindly return to Bol
Huntington at Lost and Found, A.
M. S. office. This is a borrowed
book and urgently needed.
start on Sunday. See quad notice
board for details.
e SENIOR BASKETBALL Manager, "Shadow" Shadwell, is
looking for assistants to give him
assistance in assisting the basketball squad throughout the season.
There are plenty of chances for
promotion to the right people.
Conf.ict Shad anywhere on the
campus.   No triflers, please.
to join up
student to complete a four year
Arts course in three years, also
edited the Totem, worked on the
Discipline Committee, ran the
Varsity Band, and played in the
Varsity Orchestra in addition to
various other smaller campus organizations.
After graduation, he joined the
publishing house of a large American rublishing house, Brown
and Bigelow. He is in Vanvouver
to join the Public Relations Dept.
of either the Air Force or the
First* Self-Denial
Total Equals Last
Year's Average
e Fifty-five dollars and seventeen cents was collected by the
student canvassers on the first
Self-Denial day of the semester.
The total collected on the first
t'ay comparts very favorably with
the average set last year.
More girh, hewever. are needed to canvass students. Any who
are interested should contact
Mary Mulvin as ioon as possible
Back To Class
Warm As A Bear Hug In Beige Cashmere
It's those oh-so-good-looking classics that
are your best stand-bys at school. You feel
so confident of your appearance in them,
somehow. No matter where you are,
they always look right. You can go to
classes , . . from there to tea-dances
and on downtown to the 'Roof or a movie
. . . knowing that you're dressed well
and in good taste.   Then .too, the soft
warm beige of The BAY'S classics
makes a perfect foil for your junk
jewelry and colorful accessories.   See
the smooth-looking styles ... all in beige
cashmere ... all at one slim budget-
minded price, $19.75.
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m Page Four-
Friday, October 2, 1942
Ruggah Rumblings
ex-Britannia Miller Cup rugger entries, there is sadness,
and plenty of it. Out at Brocton Point, the ground-keeper
is eyeing the well-kept sod of his playing pitch affectionately,
and probably viewing it in excellent condition for the last
time. And here at Varsity, several veterans and 29 frosh
are determinedly working into condition for the iseajson
opening, October 10.
WHAT DOES ALL this dibble-dabble add up to, you
might ask. The answer is close on the heels of your question.
Miller Cup English rugby is headed into a most mystifying
season, with every sordid detail bringing a flicker to somebody or other's staid countenance.
OF TEAMS, one may say that there are plenty. But
whoever says it had better be careful, because you can't have
plenty of teams without plenty of players. Everyone knows
that the fifteen-plus candidates for each team aren't all answering at once. Ex-Byng and ex-Britannia are two squads
that know this, and are at a loss what to do. With Varsity
back in the rugger union, most of the eligible youngsters
will be wearing gold-and-blue instead of their old high school
THESE LAST TWO OUTFITS are certainly not the
only ones who are worrying over the player famine. Mera-
lomas also expect to be short and are even considering banding with ex-Byng.   Rowing Club hasn't yet been heard from.
PROBABLY SIX MILLER cup squads, three McKechnie cup outfits, three service fifteens, and a flock of high
school line-ups are ready to step in and assure one and all of
a full schedule of rugger battles. All this, and a player
shortage, too.
BY DIGGING STILL DEEPER into the intricacies
of today's English rugby picture, we unearth the amazing,
if not important, fact that Varsity is ready to field two teams.
This is enough to make the mouths of man-starved rugger
squads water. Nevertheless, we Varsity fans love it. In
fact, with two teams, and well-filled ones at that, U.B.C.
might rake in a championship or thre'e.
Begins Play
For Winter
• IN PREPARATION for their
opening last night, the Badminton Club held its first meeting of
the season on Tuesday noon. Since
so many members were strangers
to each other, II was decided to
postpone election of officers until
they were better acquainted.
In order to have things running
smoothly for the time being, however, a secretary was elected, and
Mary Alice Wood, because of her
past experience In this capacity,
was chosen.
In addition to playing on Monday and Thursday evenings, It was
decided to open the gym for play-
Ing on Saturay nights, to take care
of the increased membership. If
this is successful it will continue
throughout the year.
II is hoped that Varsity will be
able to field at least one team in
the Inter-City League. There is
plenty of talent available both
among the Upper-classmen and the
Frosh, and if the League functions
this year Varsity should do well.
e THE FIRST Canadian Football
practice will be held next
Monday at 5:30, announced Lynn
Sully, President of the Men's Athletic Association, late yesterday
e   THERE WILL be  an English
Rugby practice today at 12:30
in Arts 104,
Dedicated to Victory
The entire B.C. Electric organization of more
than 4,000 employees, on the mainland and
on Vancouver Island, in transit, Ught, power
and gas service, is dedicated to complete
victory for the Empire and the United
Nations. Fighting on the home front, the
B.C. F,lectrlc pledges itself to maximum aid
towards Canada's war production.
World Series Pulls Crowds Of Sportsmen To Brock
Frosh Hoop Squad Preps
For Int. A League Opening
• WITH a possibility of the
entrance of two teams in
the Community League this
season, more than twenty
Frosh have been turning out
to the opening practices of
the squad in tiie past week.
Coach Art Johnson appears to
be well pleased with the material
at hand, and it is hoped that another successful season like that
of last year, when the freshmen
reached the finals of the Community League playoffs, wljl again be
One other thing, though, that
Art lacks is a good tall man in the
center slot. Anyone who thinks
he can handle this job should turn
out to practices.
Those who have already been at
workouts are Tommy Rippon and
Ian Anderson from West Van.,
John Climie from North Van., Tony
Greer hailing from that little
mining town of Kami oops and Jim
Kelly and Norm McLeod.
From Chalmers Church squad
have come Bun McBride, Graham
Mowat and John Girling. Ryer-
son has sent Dave Dale and Ken
Armstrong. Al MacFarlane from
Victoria seems to be a sure starter
on the Frosh quintet.
There is a possibility that the
other squad will entar in the
Senior B league instead of making
two in the Intermediate division.
If enough players show interest
who are over the Intermediate age
limit they will play in the senior
section of the Community League.
Players who are in this category
should set in contact with one of
the basketball managers, or
coaches or contact the sport department of the  Ubyssey.
Freshman Maury Moyls will act
as manager for the squad during
the season.
Gym Busy
With Girls
e THE GYM IS a buzz of activity these days as the girls begin their athletic program. As
one Keep Fit class ends another
Badminton or Rhythm class enters. Strict adherence to attendance is enforced.
Rhythm classes and quite the
most risque evidently. It is rumored : hiit by Christmas this
class may have stunning little cos-
tunies to dance in. They may
itnn out to be good enough to
form the floor show for the Inter-
frntomity    D, n'.c    in    the   Spring.
Winihi-r Badminton, Archery.
Keep Fit or Rhythm be their
field, the i■ irIs will no doubl gain
health ' ''aee, skill and perhaps
lo.se   a   few   extra   pounds.
Frosh Make
Poor Showing
At Intra Meet
* THIS STORY started out as an assignment for the meeting at the stadium on Wednesday, for the purpose of
organizing the approximately four hundred Freshmen into
murals so that they could compete in Intra-Mural sports.
We fully expected to have the opportunity of writing glowing
adjectives extolling the Frosh for their spirit in turning out
in large numbers to support the Intra-Mural program.
Unfortunately we cannot do
that. The number of Freshmen
that turned out could not have
been accomodated in the men's
wash-room. Not more than one-
eighth of the Freshmen turned
out   to   the   meeting.
There   is  little  excuse  for  this
Men's athletic prexy. Lynn Sully
ndvertised the meeting fully. He
posted notices and announced it
over the loud-speaker system in
thc Caf. To make sure that no
Freshmen ha dmissed all or part
of this publicity, he also announced it at the Frosh Reception on
Saturday night. It might be argued that the Freshmen were all
listening to the World Series on
the Brock radio. Undoubtedly, a
great many were. But .there are
at least four World Series games,
and furthermore, the meeting did
not take up all of the time of the
first game.
In spite of the handicap of such
a small turn-out, Sully went
ahead and organized the Frosh
v.ith the material on hand. Teams
are approximately from Vancouver Island, Interior B.C. Fraser
Valley. North Vancouver, W, Vancouver, and Britannia, Lord Byng
and University Hill, Kitsilano nd
Magee, King Edward and King
George, Representatives from
ech of these sections were appointed, to attend the meeting in
Maury Van Vliet's office. Thurs-
dy at 3:30 to proceed with further
organization of the Intra-Mural
Later on, the Freshmen will have
a chance to elect representatives
(that they were supposed to do
on Wednesday). It is hoped that
this time, ALL the Freshmen will
turn  out.
The Inter-Mural program definitely has something to offer the
Freshmen and every student on
the campus. Every participant in
the Intra-Mural sports has chance
to ply in some sport. If he is a
poor athlete, he will have a
chance to play and improve. If he
is a star, he will have a chance to
hine. Besides, it is the rlutv of
rwry :.tu,lont in war-tim.' to get
himself in'o the best phyMeM
shape   possible.
There will be notices posted on
the notice board outside Mr. Van
Vliet's office. Each notice will
represent a Mural. All Freshmen are requested to sign the notice representative of the Mural
they will be in.
Any Freshman who is in doubt
as to what the Intra-Mural program Is all about can get a copy of
the Intra-Mural Hand Book outside Mr. Van Vliet's office, by
the notice-board.
Eaton's Etchings
• THERE IS A STORY on this page which says that
owing to the enforced activity of the co-eds on this campus, the girls of the future will not be girls at all, but real
superwomen. This is a straw in the wind, no small one
The women have now invaded the last sanctum of
the domineering male. They have managed to equal their
counterparts in many fields of endeavour, but this is the
climax. They have had the gall to think that they can be
equal or superior in the line of sports. And the horrible part
of it is that they will probably succeed.
Down through the long and interesting pages of history,
the man has been the higher animal. He could spit farther
than his mate. She could never catch him in a race. And
he did all the fighting. If this is doubted by any reader, if
any it is only necessary to look at the records.
As early as 1107Vi B.C., there is proof of my statement.
In that year, a Greek, who strangely enough was also a
philosopher, knocked three seconds off the world's record for
backward somersaults, previously held by Miss Xerxes of
some ancient city. From that time forward, it is all one
glorious record of achievement.
• IT WAS IN THE YEAR 2.5 A.D. that a Roman, whose
name is not recorded, slew without mercy a woman pitted
against him in the arena. The fact that the woman was hog
tied before the fight began, gave the Roman a slight edge,
but this was made up for by the fact that the men in those
days had to carry heavy swords, and sometimes distaffs,
though this wasn't common.
Flipping idly the pages of history, the eye is arrested
by the notice on* page 743 A.D. to the effect that a dreuling
contest, staged in that year was won by one swain named
Gothred, the Goth, who is recorded as beating his opponent,
one Gertie, the Goon by at least 3A of a pint. Here is
achievement indeed.
• BUT THE CROWNING glory came in the early 11th
century, when at the international convention of all sports
fans, held at Singapore, the representatives of the world of
sports cheered bravely, and waved huge wine flasks in the
air again and again, and finally leaped to their feet in holy
glee, shouting the' praises of one Persian, nomme Akim Ben
Akim is said to have proven the male superiority in
that year by beating again and again the reclining statue of
a woman, and daring all women present to make anything
of it. So great was the man's self confidence, and so sure hie
courage, and so marvellous his physique, and so few were
the women present, that he was not challenged once during
the whole display of bravery.
• 'AFTER THIS RECORD, there is no mention of male
domination until the year 1673, when the renowned and
courageous Scot, Hadric P. MacJones, of the city of Edinburgh, or its immediate suburbs, was the winner in e sporting
event which caught the fancy of the whole western world.
He outdid himself in the game, and won easily by 2V* lengths
and a neck in a horse race. It was a record indeed, for he
was pitted against the great grandmother of the now famous
Seabiscuit. Man again could hold up his head in pride.
• THE TURN OF THE TIDE was hinted at in 1937 when
the redoubted Mr. Joshua K. L. Von Wiggensnort, of
that famous mid western town of PEORIA, Alaska, failed
to take a clear margin of victory over his rival, Miss Muggsy
Murphy of that famous eastern town of New Havenshire,
California. The judges were forced to call it a tie, for Miss
Murphy was seen to throw the two-horned cow seven inches
farther than Mr. Wiggensnort.
The tide had turned indeed, and the final blow came
late in 1942, when it was announced that the University of
British Columbia had introduced a compulsory sports program for women. Thirteen suicides were reported that day.
The first thing you know, women will form a union. So run,
men, run, all is lost'
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