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The Ubyssey Oct 8, 1943

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 War Aid Council Policy Announced
\Players Club Presents
Four Christmas Plays
GREEN rumours have it that four plays instead of the
customary three will be presented by the Players' Club
thjg Christmas.	
Home Ec
At Night
t      Since two of these plays are be-
1   ing used now In the try-outs, new j
1   members stand a good chance of
I walking off with some juicy parts,
■ providing their histrionic powers
1 are up to Green Room standards.
1   At the same time, thesptans will
J have a chance to prove their vet-
J utility, because the plays range
from the highly serious to the
Heading the list la Maxwell Anderson's "Miracle on the Danube",
•   HOME   Economics   evening
courses will be offered at Vancouver Normal School commencing   i| a psychological drama revealing a
on October 19, it is announced by   ^ Oerman officer's struggle against
I Nasi doctrines. Rehearsals will start
the University Extension Department.
The course, which will corfcen-
trato on practical assistance in food
purchasing under rationing problems and the food needs of an
average family Is to be presented
by Miss Dorothy Lefebvre and
Mrs. Frances Copeland, Nutritionist of the Metropolitan Health
These instructors will especially
study the food situation in Vancouver as applied to the course.
The subjects will be condensed
Into hour and a half lectures commencing at eight in the evening
on Tuesdays.
Other night school University
courses scheduled for this season
are music appreciation, the practise of speaking In public, gardening in wartime, current social and
political ideas*, and. child psychology for parents, which will commence on October 18. Feeding ourselves in wartime, new homes fi
old, and poultry husbandry ar
courses commencing on October 1
These courses do not carry un
versity credit, but provide oppoi
tunities for educational advanci
ment and practical training in ja
wide variety of subjects. No previous training is required. Provisio i
will be made in all evening classi s
for question and discussion perioc s
to follow the lectures, and studen s
registered in the extension class* s
are entitled to borrow books with -
out further charge from the Un-
verslty Extension Library.
Further information regardin \
these classes may be obtained b'
writing or telephoning to the De*
partment of University Extension^
ALma 1191. 1
next week under the able direction
li of Miss Dorothy Somerset of the
i Extension Department
Miss Jessie Davis of the Vancouver School Board will direct
the second play, "Soldadera"
Taking place In the foot-hill* of
Mexico, and centering on the activities of a band of women war-
rlors in the Mexican civil war,
"Soldadera" is packed full of suspense from start to finish, and
moves to a swift climax.,
Catering to lighter tastes, Players' Clubbers have added "The
Tenth Word" to their programme.
This play, a whimsical comedy,
contrasts the lady's seminary of
grandma's day with a typical
boarding school of today.
The director, Nancy Bruoe, k
Club alumni, and will be remembered for her fine work in "Candida" and "Pride and Prejudice".
The Executive is still undecided
as to whether or not the fourth
play, a farce, will be produced.
Mus Soc
"IOLANTHE"  or "The!
«        Peer and the Peri" was
{ announced as the new Gil-
Ibert and Sullivan operetta
chosen  for the  '44  spring
production  at  the  Annual
Mus Soc Banquet held in
Duff's Oak Room last Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Dean Buchanan offered grace for
the 120 members welcomed by
President Brenda Goddard In a
ihort after dinner address.
Mr. C. Haydn Williams, musical
director for the society then madi
the announcement for the forth
coming performance of the
AMS President Bob Whyte
a few words, and Eleanor Hi
the Society's Vice Prexy annoi
ed that the Annual Fall Fo:
will be held in the Brock on
tober 21 from 9 to 1, the two officers speaking during Intermissions
In  the  musical programme  pi
sented by club members after
The cast of "lolanthe" coi
of four main leads: Iolanthl
Strephon, an Arcadian sh%pher<
the Queen of the Fairies; and
Phyllis, an Arcadian shepherdess.
A synopsis of the operetta was
read by Mr. Young, Dramatic Director.
Weekend Jobs Are
Offered By Bureau
• "THE EMPLOYMENT Bureau has had a very good response from the students," stated Ed Friesen, director.
Around seventy students have been placed in positions in
War Industries. However, it is felt that there are many more
students around the campus who would like part-time jobs.
The Bureau staff Is concentrating       -"—————-——————
vFright New
Fourth Year
Aggie Pres.
• NEARLY three-fourths
of the Aggie faculty,
turning out last week for
their annual elections, voted
Norman Wright, fourth year
Aggie student, into the office
of president of the Agricultural Undergraduate Society
executive for the term 1943-
Douglas Haggart, fourth year student, was nominated vice-president. Remaining officers are: secretary, Margaret Burton; treasurer,
John Robinson, and athletic representative, Gerald McManus,
Class representatives for the
farming faculty were chosen at the
same time, results being as follows:
Fourth year: President, J. David
King; secretary, Kathleen Lacey;
third year: president, Ian Miller;
second year: president, David
Blair; secretary, John Farrow;
first year, president, Earl Butter-
worth, secretary, Connie Still.
The president of each class becomes a member of the AUS executive.
President WrigRl announces the
first year elections are tentative
until January.
on getting Saturday and Sunday
work, and also on obtaining positions for girls, but no definite contact has been made downtown as
This year, for greater convenience, the employment office staff
has been divided into three sections, all under Ed Frlesen. There
is an office staff, headed by Helen
Duncan, assisted by Barbara Ellis,
Mary Bulck and Pat Taylor, and
an interviewing staff under Percy
Glover, assisted by Norm Black
and Dick Saunders. The advertising department is still open for a
live-wire commercial advertiser.
This position is voluntary.
Jobs available for Women are as
CNR and CPR telegraph messengers with bicycles.
1 girl to serve light refreshments
in a city sports club. Pay is $20
a month with room and board.
1 girl for child tending on Saturdays from 8:45 to 2:00.
Jobs  available  for Men are as
6 men for Lumber Mill in Mar-
pole district.
6 men for coal distributing Arm.
2 men for Boy's Work Directors,
12 men for furniture factory.
4 men for work in food processing plant.
CNR  and  CPR  telegraph  messengers with bicycles.
Pin setters for bowling alleys.
4 men —Wartime salvage —Iron
2 men truck drivers.
Elect New
turned out last Wednesday to elect their Representative Executive. Dick Bibbs,
Junior Member, took the
chair and informed the group
of the offices to be filled and
the duties of these officers.
Two members of the Frosh class
were to be elected, a President and
a Secretary-Treasurer, also a member of faculty for position of Honorary President.
A battle then raged, Frosh jumped up and down, clapped, hissed
and booed, on the question of minority of representatives from the
Freshman class.
A motion was moved that the
small group present did not represent a quorum and that 60% of the
class of 600 freshmen should be
present before an executive was
elected. This motion was carried.
A future date was set for the
elections—Wednesday, October 13,
at 12:30 in Arts 100.
A committee was then appointed
to advertise the Frosh elections.
Notices will appear in all lecture
rooms, on bulletin boards and in
the Ubyssey.
No. 6
Former UBC
professor, D r. Hector
John Macleod, was included
in the King's Birthday
Honors List announced June
2, 1943.
Dr. Macleod, B.Sc., McGill; M.Sc,
Alberta; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard; was
created an Officer of the Order of
the British Empire (O.B.E.) "For
/ Dr. H. J. McLeod...
. ..Win. O.B.E.
Valuable Public Service in connection with Scientific Research".
Dr. Macleod was appointed Head
of the Department of Mechanical
ana* Electrical ^Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC, in
1936.   In the First World War he
1   went overseas as Major in com-
| mand of the Alberta Company in
I the   196th   (Western   Universities)
I Battalion.
Returning after the Armistice, he
pursued post graduate work' at
Harvard and after obtaining his
Ph.D. degree he received the appointment of Professor and Head
of the Department of Electrical
Engineering at the University of
At that University he was for a
number of years Lieutenant Colonel and Officer Commanding the
Canadian Officers Training Corp,
Since the outbreak of the present
war he has been giving part-tune
service to the National Research
Council in connection with Its
Nayal researches on the Pacific
/. D. McCord Will
Replace Henderson
As RSM of core
Henderson has left the
COTC to return to his unit.
The new assistant instructor
will be sergeant J. D. McCord from the small arms
school at Nanaimo.
Saturday's COTC parade has
been cancelled to enable the out-
of-town students to go home for
Thanksgiving, and also because the
University is closed on Monday.
An Instructor's parade will comprise the work for the following
week. At the present time the
more experienced instructors are
concentrating on battle drill.
On Sunday, October 24, upperclassmen will be going to Blair
Range for rifle practices.
COTC has now situated I Company at Victoria College. Sergeant
Fairbanks, promoted to CSM, has
been sent to Victoria to handle the
instruction of the sixty cadets.
Re - appears
To Haunt
• WITH THE famUiar
strains of "When I was
on the Calgary Herald"
echoing down the corridor of
Brock Hall, old Pubsters assumed ceremonial poses to
greet last year's editor-in-
chief, Andrew W. Snaddon,
when he made a triumphant
return to his former stamping grounds last week.
Pub God...
May Hold Cabaret
Dance in Brock Hall
•   AT THE FIRST meeting of the War Aid Council on
Wednesday, Allan Eyre, chairman, announced the outlines of policy to feature a few major drives, and to dispense
iwith as many of the minor events as^jjetsiWe.    -.. ■ .    „„_,.,„,
In this way he proposes to stlm- , -■'"*
Vlate interest in each new drive,
And avoid the tendency of students
o lose interest in projects which •
re carried over too great a length
>f time. /
Since all members of the council,.
rere not present, no definite dates j
Save been set for future functions, j
ut a second meeting will be held I
f^ext Wednesday when all memb- 1
s must attend.   At this time, it \
expected that plans for the com- j
g year will be formulated. ''
Among the propositions made at ]
'ihe meeting was the possibility of j
holding informal cabaret style ',
dances In Brock Hall Lounge. The j
^natter is being Investigated, and .
if it is found feasible, it will be i
inaugurated this year.
Tag Days, as announced last
week, will not be regularly held
each week. However, an occasional tag day may be arranged for
a specific puropse at some time
urlng the year.
Eyre announced that Uie mixer
hich was being planned for the,
fining Saturday has been post*
led for a week.
Given Choice
Of Parades
have been broken up
into three groups so as to
prevent timetable clashes.
Each group consists of one two-
hour parade and one three-hour
parade plus one additional hour a
week. These parades are held
Wednesday ... and. Saturday for
group A; 'Thursday and Saturday
for group B; and for group C on
Wednesday and Thursday. The additional hour may be had on dlf-
sferent days during the week.
The men are now being divided
Into flights and N.C.O.'s are being
appointed. For these ranks men
who held stripes in COTC and
sergeants and above in Air Cadets
are given initial consideration.
The issuing of uniforms is practically completed now and men
will be required to wear full uniforms for all parades. The Issue
Includes tunic, trousers, raincoat}
greatcoat, boots, socks, shirts, and
It is estimated that the lectures
will begin near the middle of October. Until such time squadron
and wing drill will be practised.
■ ■ ■
Sneddon, known editorially as
AWS, snatched a few hours from
the crafty grip of the khaki-clad
monsters of Currie Barracks to return to UBC and UBYSSEY to
gloat over his successors.
He is stationed now in Calgary,
and has gained his second lieut-
antcy. A member of Phi I£appa
Pi, he was well-known last year
for the verbal duel which existed
between him and an illustrious
member of last year's council.
He returned to the dustbowl
early in the week to resume his
duties for King and Country, expecting to be sent overseas shortly.
First Illegal Rushing In
Four Years Reported
•   INCIDENTS which constitute infractions of Inter-Fraternity Council rushing regulations have been reported
on the campus recently by both rushees and fraternity men,
the UBYSSEY learned Thursday. 	
The   infractions  concern   influ
encing pledges of other fraternities, carrying functions on after
the official closing time and holding illegal functions off the campus.
Barry Sleigh, president of the
IFC, told the UBYSSEY yesterday
he believed action would not be
taken at a meeting of the council
today at noon.
"Whether or not charges will be
made is up to the fraternity men
themselves," Sleigh said. "There
is a special committee on IFC
which deals with these cases and
decides if the case in question 13
definitely illegal. Then, but not
before, the offending fraternity
can be penalized."
Four years ago, there was a
similar situation and heavy penalties were meted out to the guilty
Since that tlm 3 no cases have
occurred, but there is a definite
feeling, the Ubyssey has learned,
that this year the fraternities have
been going too far and something
should be done.
The IFC meeting at noon today
is slated to discuss details of the
open functions on the final Sunday, October 17.
It is not expected that the illegal
rushing question will be taken up
then. Sleigh stated that lt is
doubtful if the fraternities will
want to take action, even if they
know of the infractions.
Engineers to Hear
Address By Pres.
Of Institute
• TWO prominent Canadian engineers, Mr. K. M. Cameron, president of the Engineering Institute
of Canada, and Mr. L. A. Wright,
secretary, will discuss affairs with
the members of the Vancouver
Branch, at a dinner meeting in the
Hotel Georgia on Tuesday, October 12.
The dinner will be Informal and
members are asked to telephone
their reservations to PAciflc 7701
before October 12.
On October 13, Mr. Cameron will
be guest speaker at a Luncheon
in the ballroom of the Hotel Georgia, where he will address the
meeting on Post War Construction. Page Two
•   From The Editor's Pen » » »
War Aid Council
While still in the embryonic stage, plans
for the coming year's activities of the War
Aid Council have developed sufficiently to
foreshadow promising results for UBC's
1943-44 war effort. Allan Eyre, able chairman of the council, announced a long-range
policy to cover projects for the ensuing year
at the first organization meeting Wednesday.
Eyre has had extensive experience in
organizing student activities, both social and
philanthropic in past years, and, given the
support his position merits, there is no reason why the university should not better
previous returns from student drives.
In an attempt to centralize all activities .
and concentrate more fully on the most important of the causes which the AMS supports, Eyre proposes that all minor events,
such as regular tag days and the occasional
charged admission for pep meets be dispensed with. In this way, students will not
be pestered continually to donate money to
different causes. Perhaps at each event a
larger sum will be required from everyone,
but this in itself is an improvement.
Last year, the much-touted ambulance
drive, a worthy cause undoubtedly, failed
because of several reasons, the main one
being that it dragged on for too long. Students lost interest in the project on account
of the relentless repetition of the aims of
the War Aid Council in this regard. If one
single concentrated campaign had been instigated, supported, and completed within a
short time, with less ballyhoo and more
actual work, the project might have been
We are not criticizing the purposes and
methods of the 1942-43 War Aid Council as
such. They worked hard and managed to
raise a creditable sum of money which was
used for a creditable purpose. But they did
fail in their primary objective.
As yet, it has not been decided which
department of the Red Cross is to receive
the benefits given by the students of UBC.
It is definite however, that most of the money
raised will go to the Red Cross. All of it
will go to some organization whose purpose
is to aid in Canada's war effort. Would it
not be better to raise the money for such a
purpose, setting a definite quota to be obtained, and then decide at the end of the
year where the fund is needed most at that
time? With the uncertainty and rapidity of
change in everyday events, it is impractical
to earmark large sums of money to fulfill
certain needs, only to find those needs are
not pressing at the time the money is obtainable.
Suggestion of an informal Red Cross
Dance to be held late in November in Brock
Hall in cabaret style was presented at the
meeting. If arrangements with the authorities are approved, and use of the Brock
kitchens can be secured, this will be one of
the most original and valuable innovations
to be put forth by the Council to date.
Dances in Brock Hall have always suffered from the fact that students feel the
restriction of campus authority too greatly
in a campus building. Why this should be
is hard to ascertain, but nevertheless it is
so. Another point which has caused dances
in the lounge to be poorly e' tended is that
it is too tiring, and there are no possibilities
of acquiring seating places for everyone on
the chesterfields placed in the halls. If tables
were set around the floor, tiie atmosphere
of formality would be diminished considerably and the seating problem would disappear.
With a unified attack, with original
events to stir up interest among the students,
and with the support of everyone on the
campus for every drive, the War Aid Council should succeed in reaching its objectives
in the coming year. All that is required is
efficient organization and whole-hearted cooperation. The first essential rests mainly
with the members of the council, but the
latter is the responsibility of each individual
member of the student body.
By Ed Brown
•   THERE IS no greater entertainment for
a skeptic than to discover a sentimentalist who believes wild animals are able to
The sentimental chap always has a stock
of incidents which he thinks conclusively
proves that animals are capable of logical
processes of reasoning.
The sceptic can usually ascribe to
chance, or at best to habit, all such incidents.
I was once possessed of a dog who,
when he was desirous of a drink of water,
would go to his dish on the back porch. If
he found it to be empty, he would kick it
off the porch.
Whether the dog knew that someone
would hear the dish strike the walk below,
or did it out of disgust is difficult to determine.
I very much doubt that any intelligence
was involved in this action, for in other
matters he displayed some stupidity.
The question of whether or not dumb
animals do think has intrigued many pepple.
Not all of these who took the affirmative
view have been sentimentally inclined.
The eminent naturalist, Alan Devoe, believes that on occasions wild animals are
capable of reasoning.
In an article appearing in the Baltimore
Sunday Sun entitled "What is This Wisdom
of the Wild?" he ennumerates several incidents where wild animals have exhibited
some forethought.
One of the incidents he relates is concerning a woodchuck he observed climbing
a maple tree. This is unusual in itself; for,
as he points out, a woodchuck is thought to
live entirely on the ground.
He tells how, after the woodchuck had
reached the top of the tree, he backed down
again, gashing the bark of the tree with his
teeth every few feet. Having reached the
ground, the woodchuck departed on other
After about three hours, he observed
the woodchuck reclimbing the tree. At each
place where he had gashed the bark, he
paused and lapped up the sweet sap which
had oozed out.
He tells of the manner in which a certain grouse concealed her nest; of the remarkable behavior of some ants; and the
unusual conduct of a possum.
All these incidents seem to substantiate
the fact that some wild animals can exercise
I don't believe the question will ever be
decided to the satisfaction of all. But people
continue to try to find the answer.
The "Reader's Digest" announced that
they would pay the sum of one hundred
dollars to anyone sending to them an authentic story which they could publish, of
an animal showing any unusual degree of
A Year Ago...
plane caused great excitement
and no little confusion amongst
students by making a forced landing in the Aggie field south of the
barns at noon . . . Both crew members escaped without injury . . .
Felix Pirani, 14-year old freshman,
told a UBYSSEY reporter, "I guess
my life has been pretty boring,"
tmd then proceeded to tell of his
travels from England through
France to the Swiss Alps, to South
America, to New York, Pearl Harbour, New Zealand, and Australia,
from where he came to Vancouver
. . . Arvid Backman, Treasurer of
Student's Council, requested clubs
to pay for their own banquets . . .
Dr. Ian Cowan was appointed temporary curator of the university
museum, following the retirement
of Mr. W. Tansley, former curator
. . , Queen's University formed an
Air Training Plan to operate parallel to the C.O.T.C.
The Brock Hall, along with all
other buildings on the campus, will
be closed next Monday, Thanksgiving Day. Bob Whyte, president
of the AMS asks that any organization intending to book the Hall
for that day change their time of
meeting to Tuesday, October 12.
Anyone wishing the use of the
building next Tuesday or on any
Monday thereafter, should apply,
as soon as possible to the AMS
• Signboard
NOTICE: A social evening is
planned by the Newman Club for
Friday evening at 8:30, 4157 Crown
Crescent. All members are asked
to attend this evening of fun and
a good time is guaranteed to all.
• •   •   *
NOTICE: A lady's wrist-watch
has been turned in to the Lost and
Found in the AMS office. Will
the owner please call and identify
it there.
• •   *   *
NOTICE: The Aggie Skating
Party has been cancelled until
further notice on account of too
many studies (yes, we said
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• Shopping
with Mary Ann
• DURABILITY plus wearability
are combined In the smart oxfords currently featured on Rae-
Son's Clever Floor. Created for
hard knocks and weather resistance and appearing in shades of
brown and also In black, these
Ideal campus shoes come in mocassin style with overstitchlng and
flat military heels ... a tall dark
Phi Delt doesn't seem to be on
very good terms with the freshette
of last season whom he has been
going around with for years. Anyhow, the other night, the woman,
also an ex-Players Clubber,
phoned one of her best friends, a
redheaded freshette of last year,
too, to enquire how many times in
the last two weeks the redhead
had been out with the Phi Delt.
The fact that the Phi Delt has never been out with the best friend of
his girl friend in his life doesn't
seem to appease the accuser a bit
. . . selling at the standard Clever
Floor price of $5,95, these sturdy
oxfords are good looking and practical insurance against King winter
and his weather. That's Rae's
Clever Floor.
• *   •   •
• THE little freshette who got
caught In the Frosh scrimmage
and took a dip in the lily-pond
got her own back at the lad who
pushed her in. To replace the suit
she Was wearing, which was entirely ruined, she had a white
serge suit made, trimmed with
vivid Ukrainian embroidery.
When the boy saw her wearing
the suit he phoned her to apologize as an excuse to make a date.
And they have been going together
ever since. The suit was designed
and made by Lydia Margaret Lawrence. 519 Seymour Street. At
least one blind date for the Frosh
ended happily, a curly-haired although not handsome Scienceman
has been dating the brunette he
met on that fatal night at frequent
intervals since.
• *   •   •
• WILSON'S Glove and Hosiery,
575 Granville Street, guarantee
that co-eds will see a maximum of
style appeal in the new six-button length Morley gloves . . . Dan
Cupid really worked overtime this
summer. Last year's LSE prexy has
lost his Phi Kappa Sig pin to an
A D Pi member of last year's education class ... in white with
black edging, or plain white,
black, eggshell, and navy, these
gloves have that smooth suggestion which can highlight thc
simplest outfit. One unfortunate
freshman was very embarassed
at last Saturday's COTC parade
when he realized that the ominous bee buzzing around was buzzing in his pants. There wasn't
anything else to do but disrobe
. . . Canteen Beige and crushed
orchid are the latest exotic hues
in semi-service chiffons at Wilson's. Priced at an economical 79
cents, these stockings would be
a valuable addition to any girl's
wardrobe, needless to say.
• «   «   •
• HAVE you ever been to Persia or visited the cave of All
Baba? Neither had we until we
entered the Persian Arts and
Crafts Shop, 507 Granville. Oriental atmosphere is tantalizlngly
created by perfumed Persian oil
and genuine flower essences with
the romantic names of Persian
Jasmine or Omar's Delight. It's as
good as an excursion on a Magic
carpet . . . That well known expounder of the 'Evils of Drink'
gave a realistic rendition at a party the other night and then chased
a redheaded Radio Society member 'round and 'round a tree . . .
Friday, October 8, 1943
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UBC loses
N.Z. Airman
• LAC P. J. Hanlon of the
New Zealand Air Force,
who has been at UBC since
the beginning of the term
has received orders to rejoin
his unit which is returning
to New Zealand.
Hanlon, in his khaki summer
dress and lately in his air force
blue uniform, was a familiar figure around the campus. His ready
smile and his likeable personality
made him many friends in his
short stay here, and even as he is
disappointed that he has to leave
the University, he is glad that he
is returning to defend his homeland.
He was In his third year of the
U. of N.Z. when war broke out so
he enlisted in the N.Z.R.A.F. During his unit's stay here he got per*
mission to attend UBC to complete
his university education. But this
haa been cut short.
He would undoubtedly appreciate it if anyone of his friends cared
to write to him. His address ls:
N.Z. 422189 Lac. Hanlon, P.J.,
243 Adelaide Rd.,
New Zealand.
President Of U. Of
Sask. Returns To
Poet From CBC
• Dr. JS. Thomson, President of
the University of Saskatchewan, who has been acting In the
capacity of Oeneral Manager of the
C.B.C. for the past year, returned
to the university Monday to resume his post.
Last year while students were
working in harvest fields, President
Thomson left the university to
head the Canadian Broadcasting
He lectured on "Revelation and
Mysticism" at Queens University
and was the first Canadian scholar
to deliver the Nathaniel Taylor
lecture at Yale.
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"I thouoht I
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681 OranviUe
The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I have just read with amazement the report in the Ubyssey of
the address which I recently gave
to the Socials Problems Club on a
topic chosen by them. Any resemblance between the report you
published and the address I gave
is, as the novelists put it, entirely
coincidental. The frequent lapse
into direct speech while quoting
what I did not say Increases the
resemblance - to fiction but takes
the report still further from veracity. For instance, I did not say
that male students were the greater offenders in campus etiquette;
nor did I deplore their absence
from the meeting. Moreover, I did
not think up the engaging and
somewhat naive narrative about
the students, who would suffer
from the lateness of the professors
jostled at the bus terminals. I
might remark here that I had been
asked to deliver an address on
manners and 1 would hardly have
illustrated my own title If I had
descended to a aeries of insults.
I should like to point out to the
editorial staff of the Ubyssey, if it
has escaped their attention till
now, that the publication of statements on student bad manners
does damage to the reputation of
the University. Very naturally
assuming that a student paper
knows what happens on its own
campus, downtown papers have
already approached me wishing to
"feature" the material of your report. In giving such publicity to
something that is both untrue in
fact and damaging to student reputation, the Ubyssey has failed
both in its duty to journalism and
to the University.
I trust you will give as much
publicity to this letter as you did
to the report to which I refer.
Sincerely yours,
(signed) M.D. Mawdsley
Dean of Women
regrets that the report of Dean
Dorothy Mawdsley's address on
"Campus Etiquette" was entirely
Un mistake was due to an unreliable reporter's over-imagination and the failure of the editorial
staff to confirm a story from such
a reporter.
We wish to apologize for the
embarrassment we have caused Dr.
*  *   *   *
The Ubyssey,
Deai Sir:
My attention has been drawn to
a column, entitled "On the Midi,"
in the Ubyssey Issue of Sept. 28th,
in which certain criticisms are
voiced of an address I gave to the
Labor Youth Federation. As the
article was based on an entirely
erroneous press report, I would
like the opportunity of stating
what I actually said.
I realize that there ls an unfortunate lack of knowledge among
the public regarding the way in
which the University is governed,
and this is undoubtedly the reason
why any statements on the University are so often misinterpreted.
I did not state that the University
Governors should be elected at
large; I do not believe that they
should, for the same reason as
brought out by your columnist,
that representation would be one-
si d e d. Representation on the
Board of Governors is rather onesided now, and tends to be political, as the majority of this body is
appointed by' the Government,
which naturally selects its own
friends. My proposal ls that organizations, which are vitally interested in the University, such as
the Trade Union movement, the
Farmers Institutes, the B.C. Teachers' Federation, the Parent-Teacher Federation, should have the
right   to   name  members   to   the
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Board. In that way, various sections of B.C. citizens, with ideas to
put forward on education, would
be represented. This is the same
proposal which I have put before
the Legislature on several occasions.
I am of the opinion that University policies and University financing are of interest not only to a
small restricted group, but to ev--
eryone. The public should have
access to information regarding the
• finances, of which they supply a
large proportion out of taxation.
The student body is also interested. I recollect that the students
were very anxious to obtain certain information regarding fees
last year and that this was denied
to them. We must remember that
the University ls not a select lnstl-
tutlon, tucked away in a remote
academic Olympus, out of the
reach of the main body of citizens,
or at any rate it should not be. It
ia an essential part of our whole
educational system and should be
so treated.
Such a matter as the appointment of a new President is of Importance to every man and woman
In this Province, particularly at
this time, when we are planning
for post-war reconstruction. The
University must be the spearhead
of progress in the Province; for
this reason it Is as important to elect the right man for the post, as it
is to have the right kind of Premier. Not only the student body,
but all groups of citizens should
have the right to express their
opinion on such a matter.
Space does not permit that I
should answer every point in the
column; however, I was surprised
to see that sarcasm was poured on
the idea that education and politics should go hand in hand. It is
high time that people, and especially young people, abandoned p.
sneering attitude about politics and
politicians. Politics should be considered as the highest form of citizenship in a democratic society of
which we are proud and which we
are defending at the cost of many
valuable lives. The right and the
duty for everyone to take part In
democratic government, the right
to criticize, to discuss, to contribute ideas, this is politics in the
best sense. The state educates
young people at a great cost, in thc
hope that many of them will take
their place in Canadian politics
later on. Would we not have better politics, if we had more education?
I hope it will be possible for you
to print this letter, in order that n
distinctly false impression may be
Yotirs very truly,
(signed) Dorothy S. Steeves
Editor, the Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
I see where elements of fascism are even creeping Into our
newspaper. That is unfortunate
and immediate steps should be
made to correct them. I am
speaking of Mr. J. T. Scott's
column regarding the selection
of a new president for this university. I do not wish to libel
Mr. Scott In any sense of the
word, because he is representing
a view which ls quite in vogue,
but which whether he likes it or
not 1b decidedly contrary to
democratic principles.
Mrs. Steeves has said that the
Board of Governors should be
elected, not appointed. Mr.
Scott says that if governors
were elected there would be a
tinge ot politics in the election,
and also that such a procedure
would inevitably run the risk of
having the governors chosen
from Just one group of people.
This view, even if It were true
and I will try and show lt false,
Is Just exactly what Is In practise today. Mr. Scott, who "appoints" the Board of Governors
of this University, if it is not
one group? The most unfortunate thing of all is, that this
group is composed of our men
of wealth (who constitute a
privileged minority simply by
being wealthy), and who through
the machinery of politics manage to gain an overwhelming
majority of the Board of Governors.
What must not be forgotten is
that it is a "state-endowed" University, theoretically supported
by every taxpayer, and as such
it should be their sacred responsibility to see that their money
is used to the best advantage of
OTC Canteen
Till Oct. 16
• VOLUNTEERS   for   the   Red
Cross   Canteen   are   suffering
from a mild case of frustration
this week.
Under the spirited leadership of
Babs MacPherson, the girls were
all primed to do their bit for the
boys in the COTC by serving them
doughnuts and coffee on Saturday
Unhappily for all concerned the
Parade has been postponed, but
Canteen workers hope to go Into
action on October 16.
Naval Training
PS. Periods
Start Monday
• Starting Monday, October 11,
all students in the UNTD will
take one hour of P.T. a week.
Registration must be completed, in
the Writer's office, by Saturday,
October 9. The hour will be taken
off Wednesday's parade. Students
who are on a University team may
apply for exemption for this weekly hour. The Bulletin board In the
Armoury gives particulars of the
time and choices.
Attestation will start on Tuesday
October 12, and continue on
Thursday, October 14, at H.M.S.
Discovery, and kits will be Issued
at the same time. Two hours tune
will be recorded for each student,
but this does not mean he can miss
a parade on account of it, it is simply a surplus against future leave.
There will be no parade on
Saturday, October 9.
Mamooks Organize Car
Chains For Students
• LACK OF transportation and the rationing of gas have
combined to sabotage students' efforts to get to lectures on
Murdo McKenzie has devised a
scheme to benefit a greater number
of students by organizing a car-
chain registration day, which will
place at the disposal of any student interested, a list of students
with cars who are willing to get
in a car-chain.
Some students have already organized car-chains among themselves but lt is felt around the
Campus that many more cquld be
organised. The students who are
already in chains are asked not
to register for this scheme.
A car-chain is a system whereby
one person with a car (two or
four-door sedan) will get together
with five other persons in his
vicinity, and take his car one day
a week, getting a ride every day
of the week from the other five
Registration, under the direction
>f the Mamooks, will be held on
jeaday, October 12, in the Quad.
Students will register according to
zones in the city so he can see who
is in his vicinity and contact those
persons. Everyone who has a car
and can bring it one day a week
should register.
It must be pointed out that after
the lists have been posted it is
up to the students to organize their
own car-chains, and to check their
names off the list after they have
joined one, so as to avoid confusion. It has been suggested tha't
Sciencemen get together in car-
chains for greater convenience in
late afternoon hours.
A special arrangement might
possibly be made for those owning
coupes, whereas three persons
might get together and each take
his own car two days a week.
A system on this fort, besides relieving to a certain extent the
crowds in the buses, also provides
comfortable transportation that
saves time, money and QAS.
Library At It Is Not... Yet
LOST? A royal blue Parker pen
with a rotten nib and a lot of
sentimental value. Please, whoever found it in AP 103 sometime
about a week and a half ago, return it to the Pub and Peggy Wilkinson.
all the people. How can they
even attempt to exercise this
responsibility if Governors are
appointed? This idea of appointed Governors is in direct
contrast to the ideals of democracy and as such represents a
fascist viewpoint. It is time we
get ahold of ourselves, and start
practising the ideals of democracy for which bo many of us
are justly fighting.
I heartily endorse the idea of
a Gallup Poll, but please do not
cloud the issue. Let's get the
• AS YET the Library has shown no signs of overflowing
and becoming the mad-house pictured above. But like
the first sign of mid-terms, Freshmen and Seniors alike are
expected to fill the venerable institution to the bursting
point. No reservations accepted.
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INCOftPORATIO  an HAY 1670. Page Four-
Friday, October 8, 1943
Two Soccer Teams In Practice Games
Rugby Squad Play
Fliers At Brockton
• TOMORROW, a university team of English rugby players
will take to task a team of equally enthusiastic players from
the Sea Island Air Force at the Brockton Oval. This is the
second game of the afternoon and the second game in the
Miller Cup play.
The first game is between Rowing Club and Ex-Brittania at 2:30.
The second game commences one
hour later, on the same Held.
Because Jericho has been forced
to withdraw from the league only
four teams are left in the running.
Therefore the schedule has been
scrapped and a round-robin series
has been decided on. This calls for
two games between each teams
with the top two at the end of
the series playing for the treasured
Varsity, winners last year of the
Tisdall Cup in three straight
games, are expected to perform
brilliantly in this year's English
rugby season. They started off
well last Saturday by thoroughly
trouncing a feared squad from
Jericho, 18-5.
Practises and last week's game
have shown that the team ls work-
in like so many cogs in a well
running watch. The UBC team
definitely found its feet from the
very first this year. The new players and the old seem to be pulling
along quite evenly.
• DO YOU believe in GHOSTS? Doctor Sedgewick tells
us we should if we are to understand Shakespeare's
"Hamlet". Most of us don't even think about ghosts, at least
I don't. That's why I was so shaken at the sight of one of
these apparitions at last Monday's basketball practice.
Well, Harry Kermode wasn't exactly a ghost, but he
gave the gang quite a surprise when he dropped in so unexpectedly. Since the coach didn't turn out for the practice,
Harry teamed up with Ole Bakken to show Sandy Robertson
and Harry Franklin how to play "chink".
Harry is home on leave from his air force duties at
Edmonton, where he has been starring in softball all this
Harry Kermode was the middle third of the superb forward line of the Canadian Champion Thunderbirds two years
ago. The other two members were Art Barton, who made
hoop history with a flashy left flipper, and Art Johnson, who
is still with the Varsity Senior A's.
During his career with the Thunderbirds, Kermode was
noted for his reliability at the centre spot. As key man, he
was an invaluable steadying influence, and at the same time,
a great play-maker. His shooting, too, was consistent. He
came out of several games as top scorer and during the
season he compiled a .200 shooting average.
He left University last Christmas and immediately joined
the RCAF, and since then he has been active in sports with
Air Force teams. This season, Harry intends to play basketball for Edmonton, and from the action he showed at Monday's workout, it appears that he will be an asset to any team.
Good luck, Harry.
Co-Ed  Sports    A's Meet Richm'd
Pro-Recs Play B's
•   THE UNIVERSITY will be represented by two soccer
teams this year in the V. and D. league. The league has
been split into two groups this season because of the extra
large size.
Varsity is represented in both       	
groups. The senior players will
form a team for the "A" division.
This division is made up of teams
who are composed of players who
have been playing as a team for
at least one year. The second division, or "B" division is a group of
teams made out of new players
of equally good playing ability.
It is to be understood that the
players In the "B" section are not
Inferior players. At the end of
the season the play-offs will be
between the leaders of the two
divisions. Maury Olover, manager
of the teams, has definite plans for
a little world series In the V and
O soccer league of Vancouver between   the  two  Blue   and  Gold
• ARCHERY is swinging off to a
grand start this month. This
sport, which dates bade to oldest
times, has not changed through the
Still in use are The Bow and The
Arrow. (This ls not the same thing
as the Black Arrow, In DuBarry
Was a Lady, or the hook of Stevenson's by the name name.)
These are the same that Robin
Hood and his Merry Men used In
Nottingham Forest. There are
many legends of Robin's adventures and sometime when we are
tremendously underset (too much
space and not enough material to
you who are ignorant of newspaper terms,) I will tell you of them,
especially the story of R's death,
"Who Killed Cocky Robin Hood?"
The Arrow is a "projectile fired
from the long and cross bows."
This "Arrow" is a very potent
weapon when properly used. For
example, an unknown archer in
1066 and all that killed a king by
the name of Harold by shooting
him in the eye. Another fellow
who has done a lot of damage
with an arrow is a little boy
called Cupid. You may have heard
of him.
There are a lot more things a-
bout the  arrows but there  isn't
enough space to tell you about
them all, however, I thought you
might like to hear about the Arrow Paradox. This was an argue-
ment used by the Greeks (long
before we were around) to provo
that there is no such thing as motion. They said that this was so
because at every moment the arrow was at rest at only one certain spot and therefore "It can
never reach Its end." (I don't get
it either.)
In case you think Archery ls used
merely for sport let me remind
you that the King's Bodyguard in
Scotland is made up of Archers.
Of course this may be due to the
fact that the Scotch never could
bear the thought of all those bows
and arrows going to waste when
they bought muskets and blunderbusses.
With these facts in mind I am
sure that you will enjoy the Arch-
cry Tournament even more than
usual. This tournament, which
starts on the 25th and continues
until the 30th of October, ia open
to ail those who can shoot and
especially those who. learned Archery last year. For those who
are interested in coaching, yott
can have it anytime on Thursday
between 1:30 and 4:30.
are now being,held regularly on
Thursday between 1130 and 1:30.
Roll call will be taken and any
men making the Ural string will
be exempted from taking P.T.
Another practise game ia being
arranged for those who can make
it between Army and Airforce
units in the locality on Wednesdays.
Intramural Schcdul
Friday, October 8—
Phi Kappa Pi vs. Zeta Beta Tau
Phi Gamma Delta vs. Magee
Friday, October &—
Phi Kappa Sigma vs. Phi Delta Theta
Sigma Phi Delta vs. Beta Theta Pi
Shi Club Still
Open: Work
Hikes Sunday
• DO YOU want to join the Ski
Club? Applicants for cabin
membership in the Ski Club are
reminded that the forthcoming
week-end presents an opportunity
for them to complete the required
two work hikes in one trip.
There will be parties going up to
the cabin on Saturday night and
Sunday morning. For further details concerning these trips, watch
the Quad notice board.
Membership cards are now a-
vailable, and they should be picked up as soon as possible from the
president, Al Bluechel, or the
treasurer, Bruce Bewell.
Thv second day of the Intra-
Murals saw fast games of both
Badminton and Ping Pong. The
scores were:
BADMINTON:  3rd Year Arts, 13
-2nd Year Arts, 11.
PINO PONG:   1st Year Arts,  19
-Nurses, 26.
There will be no games next
week in order that the teams may
have time to practice for the com-
Teams Still
Need Men
men students! It is still
not too late to get in on the
Intra-mural Program. All
you have to do is get in touch
with the manager of the club
you want to join, and don't
forget to tell him which
sports you intend to enter.
The following group have already been formed:
GAMMA—Made up of last year'3
team and freshmen from New
Westminster, South and North
Burnaby, and John Oliver.
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Douglas Yates.
NU  SIGMA-Made   up  of  last
year's team and freshmen from the
Interior and Lower Mainland.
Jim Kelly-ALma 1388L.
LAMBDA—Made up of last year's
team   and   freshmen   from   Lord
Byng and Tech.
Maury Moyls—ALma 2844.
Joe Moyls—ALma 2844.
Earnest Ray.
XI   OMEGA—Made   up   of   last
year's   team   and  freshmen   from
Kitsilano and Vancouver Island.
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Bruce Yorke—ALma 1645.
Ted Chambers—ALma 0731.
Art Johnson—BAy. 7457L.
MAGEE—Made up of freshmen
from Magee and Prince of Wales.
Paddy Wescott—KErr. 1490Y.
Ronnie Weber—KErr. 1630R.
Pidge McBride—KErr. 2157R.
If YOU want to join one of the
above  groups  see   the  person   in
charge of it, or Maury Van Vliet
Both teams get a work out in
reality this Saturday when Varsity
meets Richmond on the Cambie
Street grounds at 2.30, in a practise game of the "A" division, and
Varsity plays Pro-Rec, at the same
time in the Stadium In a "B"
division tilt.
Feature games during the season
will be played at Con Jones Park
regardless of the division. Both
UBC teams will use the Stadium
as then* home field.
Practises for the Blue and Gold
• WOMEN archers have again
been invited to take part in the
Ladies' Columbia Round, an annual inter-collegiate archery tournament In which U.B.C. entries
have ranked second for thf past
three years.
Teams will consist of eight archers who will each shoot 24 arrows
at 30, 40, and 50 yards. All women Interested In joining the Varsity 'team should contact Miss
Moore's office as soon as possible
since the scores must be In by
November 16th.
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