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The Ubyssey Feb 12, 1943

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 Nominees - White. Goddard, Parrott
No. 29
Pringle Committee
Plans Gala Week To
Raise $500 Fund
•   THE PRINGLE BURSARY DRIVE finishes its first week
of fund-raising today with the closing feature—a tag-day.
Perhaps, you have already been       ■
Dale Brown • • •
accosted by pretty females or ugly
males seeking to part you from
your shekels. If you have not already parted with said shekels to
■aid pretty females and said ugly
males, we trust that you will dash
speedily over to the nearest tag-
seller and donate vast sums to his
or her cash-box.
Next week, the Drive will get
Into its second week, and to start
things rolling, there will be a pep-
meet and a basketball geme.
In order to insure success, the
Penny Drive Committee has postponed for a week, their "Mile of
Pennies" campaign which was to
get under way next Monday,
To get back to the Pringle Drive,
the first feature on top for next
week will be a Pep Meet on Tuesday.
This Pep Meet promises to be
one of the most successful ever
held because it will be an all-
musical production and because,
the music li designed to appeal to
the maximum number of people.
The music will be provided by
PhU Nimmons and his Varsity orchestra and they will alternate
their numbers with music put
forth by Martin Goodwin and the
Varsity Band. The committee in
charge, thus hopes to please both,
those advocates of jszz music as
well as the supporters of that real
band music.
On Wednesday, a basketball
game will be held at 12:30 In the
Varsity gym. The Senior A Thunderbirds will be one-half of the
teams engaged and their opponents
will be either Wally Mayers' RCAF
team from the Sea Island babe or
the Air Force team from Van*
couver Island. If the latter do
come out to Varsity, UBC students
will have an opportunity to see
what is, perhaps, the finest basketball team in Canada, in action.
They boast players such as Norm
Baker and Busher Jackson, late of
the Dominion Championship Victoria Dominoes, "Porky" Andrews,
former Washington State star, and
Ollle Goldsmith, another former
Shrum Reports
Service Educ'al
Plan Extended
•   COL. G. M. SHRUM has just
returned  from  Ottawa  where
he attended a meeting of the Canadian Legion Educational Services.
The Canadian Legion Education-,
al Services was formed shortly
after the outbreak of war in 1939
for the purpose of offering courses
to all members of the armed
Those courses which formerlj
provided education up to junioi
matric now have been extended
to include university courses.
The subjects which are offered
are those which will enable the
servicemen to obtain employment
in the primary Industries.
Profesor Sydney Smith of the
University of Manitoba, was elected chairman of the Educational
Services, and the other members
of the committee consist of professors from other universities
across Canada.
Song Fest
Set For
March 3
and Pan-Hellenic song*
fest will be held on Wednesday, March, 3rd, at 8 o'clock
in Brock Hall.
Judges for tiie contest will be
Prof, and Mrs. J. A. Crumb, Dean
Dorothy Mawdsley, Dr. J. A. Harris, and Prof. Walter Gage.
Rules for the songfest art u
lJDech contestant will sing either two verses of one song or one
verse of two songs,
2. Bach fraternity will enter a
choir comprised of 16 members, no
more or no less, while each sorority will enter a choir comprised
of a minimum of 13 and a maximum of 16 members.
Following the contest there will
be refreshments and dancing to
Pat Lane's records.
An admission price of SS cents
will be charged and attendance
will be limited to members of
fraternities and sororities. Alan
Eyre and Honoree Young are In
charge of arrangements.
Apply Now
For Leonard
• SOME years ago Colonel
Leonard of St. Catherine's, Ontario, endowed a
fund to help promising students through their college
courses. The fund is limited
to certain institutions across
The University of British Columbia ls one of these, and students here have benefited to tho
extent of $21,000. The Anglican
Theological College has also benefitted to the extent of $13,000.
This year applications .for renewal of scholarships and for new
scholarships must be in earlier
than hitherto, in February if possible. Application for forms, etc,
should be made to the Principal of
the Anglican Theological College.
These scholarships are not bursaries, but are meant for those who
In scholarship, physique, character
and ability give promise to rise
In their profession. They aro
open to British subjects, of the
white race, and Protestant, and
whose parents (or father) have
served in the military forces,
are in the teaching or ministerial
profession, are graduates of the
R.M.C. or members of the Engineering Institute or the Mining and
Metallurgical Institute of Canada,
Students from British Columbia
may get scholarships to attend
certain other Universities In Canada, the R.M.C, the Naval College at Esquimau, the Agricultural College at Guelph, certain Boy'i
Schoo's like Ridley College, and
High Schools if away from home.
Prof. W ,E. Taylor, Secretary of
the Foundation will be In Vancouver in March, or early Aprii,
and a dinner will be held to
present and past holders of these
Com. Coeds
Come Stag.
To Class 'Do'
• PLANS FOR the Commerce Class Party to be
held at the Stanley Park
Pavilion on February 26
were laid at the Commerce
meeting Tuesday.
A special dance program will set
that the party-goers mix, and a
warning has been issued that a roll
call of all Commercemen will pick
out the missing. Commeroewomen
are requested to come with or
without escorts. A spirit of camaraderie will be aroused by club
songs and yells.
A highlight on the evening's pro.
gram will be a skit "The Cavalcade of Commerce," which the
committee promises has been designed for hilarity.
Bill Wilbur, Edna Wtnram, Don
Chutter, and Maury Glover will
form a committee to lay plant for
future Commerce Club activities.
One project will be the organization of a Commerce Public Speaking Club.
President Hugh Hall has announced that an issue of the
UBYSSEY, edited by the Commerce Department, will soon appear on the campus.
Film Dept.
Adds More
• ADDITIONS to the University Film Library are
now permanently available
in the Extension Department, including thirteen National Film Board war subjects with a French iovztzzt
Among the new films are listed
titles covering animal life, Argentina, Australia Animals, Diary of a
Polish Airman, Asia, First Aid,
Commandos, the Holy Land, Fighting Russia and Little Black Samba
Streamlined Robinson Crusoe,
Sinbad the Sailor, and Farmyard
Whoopee are among the cartoon
One of the best is a feature
length film narrated by Lowell
Thomas, telling the dramatic
struggle of the RAF to gain air
superiority over Germany and a
review of the war since its beginning.  "The Lion Has Wings."
Films should be booked well in
advance, with alternative dates
and subjects given. Rental prices
for one day run from 50 cents to
Heckler Nite
At Mus Soc
• ON Wednesday evening,
February 10, the Musical Society presented the
first of four performances of
the Gilbert and Sullivan
light opera, "The Pirates of
The critical audience was composed completely of UBC students,
for Wednesday was "Students'
Night," which is more commonly
and truthfully known as "Heckler's Night."
In spite of the fact that students
art not reputed to be thoroughly
appreciative of the more classical
type of music, the opera was re-
celved very enthusiastically.
Several Incidents in the presentation provided the student audience with amusement, one occurring when Bob McLellan, as tho
Pirate King who was attempting
to prove a mathematical point,
produced the Sclenctnvtn's standby—a slide-rule.
Apparently the students believed that mere applause did not demonstrate their appreciation of tht
orchestra adequately. Tht ensuing result was several "team" yells,
such at "Nice going, Chris," to assure the members of tht orchestra
that their efforts were well met
All in all the affair met with t
high degree of success, and tho
performance of the cast was, according to student reaotion, decidedly praiseworthy.
U. Of Sask.
156 Exam
• SASKATOON, Feb. 6, 1M3,
(CUP)-One hundred and fifty-four students are being reported
to the District Officer Command'
ing, sixty-five Engineers, forty-
eight Artsmen, fourteen from Re-
glna; the remainder are Aggies,
Pharmacy students and Accountants. These students are not to
be called immediately, and imy
enlist in any branch of the Armed
Forces. In accordance with th)
Selective Service some of the students may apply for postpone*
ment. Fifty-nine other students
discontinued their studies between December IS and February
4, raising the total to two hundred
and thirteen students.
One hundred and seventy-three
have left already. The final decision was made by a committee
of faculty representatives in a
meeting attended by Colonel Red-
ford, representative of the District Officer Commanding; prior
to this the individual facultios
had reviewed each case. The final
meeting reviewed all cases to assure similarity of treatment of the
students of all colleges.
Mercer Asks
For Awards
prexy, announced yesterday that third year students will be considered eligible for the year's honorary
. The nominations
for the award must be in the hands
of the secretary, Mary Euckerfield,
by Saturday, February 20. The following nominations have already
been turned In: Anne DuMoulin
and Mary Buckerfield of the
Players Club; Geoffrey Ashe and
Mary Llpsett of the Letters Club;
Murdo McKenzie and Bill Stuart
of the Mamooks.
2 Men; 1 Woman
Enter Presidential
Race; Election Wed.
•   THREE CANDIDATES have been nominated for the
office of President of the AMS.  They are Bob Whyte,
Brenda Goddard, and Harold Parrott.
Considerable interest seems to be      __^___—_-______^_
on the campus this year as far as
the elections go. The candidates
will address a student assembly
on Monday, February IS, for the
purpose- of presenting their platforms. The elections will take
place on Wednesday. A seconder
will speak for each candidate as
The first candidate to file his
nomination was Bob Whyte, present manager of the Employment
Bureau. He is 23, well over six
feet, and was formerly easily recognized by his Van Dyke beard.
In 1937 Bob matriculated from
Lord Byng, and then started up
his own Venetian blind business.
After a year of this he came to
UBC In '38-'39. He then worked
for another year in Woodward's,
after which he was enrolled In 2nd
year Commerce. In 1940 he worked
in the credit department of Hudson's Bay and later u an accountant for the Dept. of Transport,
Port Hardy Airport Bob la now
in 3rd year Commerce.
Bob Whyte will present the following platform:
1. The sponsorship of an Open
House showing .to the general public how a wartime University
3. An increase of student enterprises employing students, thut allowing them to tarn their fees
more easily.
3. AU possible effort will be
made to resist tht curtailment of
student activities. Some of these
activities may have to be consolidated, but they will hot be eliminated.
4 Increase tht ust of eampus
facilities for these activities. For
instance, Brock Hall will be used
more and more.
5. The organized familiarization
program for freshmen. It will be
aimed at acquainting the frosh
with every phase of student life.
6. After all necessary reservations are made, tht excess of pass
money shall be used. This will of
course include many more pass
7. A continued campaign for the
expansion of tht Univtnttjr, fasti
as tht erection of dormitories, and
the faculties of Medicine and Law.
8. The sponsorship of more women's activities to give them a
greater share of tht sports appropriations.
9. A strong and sound administration.
The second candidate is Brenda
Goddard. Brenda was born In
China and lived there until she
was 11 year old. She then travelled to Switzerland where she went
to school for three years, and then
to Toronto for another three years.
She is now in 3rd year Arts majoring In French and English. For
two years Brenda has been Production Manager of the Musical
Society and has been an Important
factor in the recent success'of the
"Pirates of Penzance."
Here is Brenda tSoddard's presidential platform: Most presidential
candidates promise radical changes
which they do not carry out when
they are elected to office. I am
not making any such proposals.
1. There should be better organization of, and more publicity for
the War Aid Drives. In the past
the organization has not been as
efficient as it could have been, and
what little publicity there has been
has been too late.
2. There is no point in reducing
the number of social functions unless the money that is saved goes
to some useful purpose. For example, why cut out corsages at
dances unless the money that
would be spent on them is given
to the Red Cross or to some similar organization.
3. The Women's War Work program should be broadened. All the
other Canadian Universities have
more varied courses including telegraphy, map-reading, canteen work
and motor mechanics, which are
open to all women undergrade.
4. Students' Council should set
definite dates at the first fall meeting for all class elections and publicize the dates well in advance.
At the last moment a dark horse
thrust his head in the proceedings.
He is Harold Parrott. Although
this is his first year at UBC, Harry
has many desirable qualifications.
He is medium height, dark, and has
a pleasing personality. Formerly
he was president of Victoria Normal school, and speaker of the BC
Youth Movement Parliament Ht
taught school for (two years. At
present he is in third year Arts,
majoring in History, which ht intends to teach. Harold ls the Vice-
President of the International Halations Club, snd is also an activt
member of the Parliamentary
Forum and tht Historical Society.
The following is Harold Parrotf•
1. Co-ordinated eampus War Effort having all faculty and undergraduate representatives instead of
dubs, because most of tht club
representatives have too much to
do. There should also bt more
publicity of the War Drives.
2. A broad athlttlo program for
men and woman.
3. No limitation of activities unless they interfere with tht War
4 Greater oo-optration between
the Literary Scientific clubs with
no curtailment of their activities.
S. A sound and efficient student
government will be a<hnlnistertd.
Play Cast
• FINAL casting has been
completed for the Player's Club spring play, Gerald
Favory's fast moving, witty
"George and Margaret"
The ambitious eight selected
from the ranks of the Thespians
to portray tht characters of this
Interesting family, promise, under
the able direction of Miss Lola
Duncan to lift tht audience from
the troubles of today Into the delightful gaiety of pre-war English
Brilliant, yet entirely without
•ophlstlcstion, this three-act play
indicates a new interest in racey
modem comedies.
Allan Ainsworth ,as Malcolm,
portrays the vague but delightful
father. The mother, Allot, played
by Elizabeth Locke, is a still
vaguer character, who, by breezy
authority, unsuccessfully attempts
to dominate the lives ot her three
Gifted with a wild sense of humour Is the youngest son. Dudley,
played by Ronald Heal.
Sandra Gordon, as Frankie, the
vivacious uncontrollable daughter,
eagerly awaits her fate which, after many a stormy session, materializes as Roger, friend of
Dudley, in the person of Art
Helga Jarvl, in the role of the
pretty maid Gladys, marries
Claude, a stiff individual who exhibits a yen for architecture and
blondes. The new maid played
by Blackie Lee ,turns out to be a
hilariously deadpan mute.
George and Margaret, the expected guests, remain a curious
5 COTC Men
Leaving For
Three Rivers
TC, UBC contingent, will leave
Saturday night for Three Rivers,
Quebec, to commence training on
Friday, February 19, with tho
thirty-sixth quota.
The Canadian Scottish takes
Sgt. G. M. McGeer, Sgt J. H.
Hitchcock, Sgt. E. A. Watson, and
Cdt. D. H. Wood.
The RCASC takes 2-Lt. G .E.
Friday, February 12, 1943
•     From The Editor's Pen » » »
George Pringle
Seldom have we heard of a young man
who enjoyed the universal respect and admiration that has been shown for the late
George Pringle.
Although we never knew him personally, it is obvious that his life was a fine example to every Canadian. It is apparent that
he devoted his life to helping others and to
carrying out the Christian principles in
which he believed. He was a man who knew
his men from having worked with them in
the logging camps, from having played with
and against them on the basketball floor and
from contact with them in every day life.
He was not a text book minister, but rather
a man who knew and believed in his fellow
men. He felt the call of the Church and gave
himself whole-heartedly to its work.
When the war came he answered the
call of his country and set out to fight for
the principles that he held. It was for this
cause that he died, no man can do more
than that.
This university is young, and as yet we
have few great men to honor. George
Pringle, too, was young and he had blazed
no great trails in the world, yet he made
many friends and helped many people to
find themselves and therein lies his
It is fitting that he should be honored
by the students of this University and by
the organizations for whom he worked. He
was a credit to his University and an example for those who follow him, and a scholarship commemorating his name is an appropriate tribute. It will help others to gain
their education and to be of service to their
community. *
For these reasons we join with the committee in charge of the fund in asking the
students to support the various functions
which are being held to raise the money
for a bursary in his name.
The loss of men like George Pringle is
the greatest tragedy in any war, but in
actuality they never die, as their good work
lives long after them.
Many students have voiced disapproval
of the results of the senior class elections
which were held this week. It seems that
the men of Science arrived in a large body
and practically took over control of the elections, putting into office a large representation of the Engineers.
It would seem to us that the Engineers
were perfectly justified in, their actions as
they have every right to'propose and to
vote for any candidates that they see fit. If
any of the other faculties felt that they
should have had more say in the matter
they should have turned up to the elections.
The Artsmen, we are told, did not turn up
in very great numbers, in fact as usual, there
were only a few of them present. Obviously
if they do not turn out then it Is not up to
Science to look after their interests.
-•The subject of elections is particularly
topical at present with the annual battle for
council seats under way. This year every
student should take an interest in their
future executive, for next year's council
should have the most difficult session in
Next   years   will   undoubtedly    see
changes in the make-up of the student body.
The leaders of the students will require
sound and mature judgement, a knowledge
of all campus functions and organizations.
They will be faced with a new military setup and will undoubtedly have to make some-
reduction in the extra-curricular life of the
University. It will be impossible for them
to do this until they return next fall and
discover just what the new situation is.
The president will have to take care of
student interests and to represent them to
the administration. It will be a problem to
shape the student activities to the changed
The choice of councillors will be one
calling for a great deal of deliberation and
the students who are returning next year
should remember that it is vital to their own
Interests to make a careful study of the
candidates now.
When; the voting takes place it is up to
every student to use their franchise. If they
fail to do so they have little cause for complaint if next year's Dirty Nine is» not to
their satisfaction.
Mining In
3 Lessons
vocational training every
Canadian citizen and varsity
student has the opportunity
to discover economically accessible deposits of strategic
war minerals.
As many a bewhiskered and garrulous prospector will say over a
plate of beans and bacon, some of
the besf strikes have been made
by a greenhorn who figured that
gold is where you find it. This
was true In the California gold
rush, the Klondike stampede, and
more recently in the Zeballos
strikes of the last seven years.
Far more important today in the
Canadian wartime economy, than
the ores of gold, copper, zinc, and
lead are the essential war minerals
such as the ores of chromium,
manganese, mercury, molybdenum,
tin, tungsten and vanadium, fluorspar, graphite, mica, quartz crystals, and Iceland spar. The discovery of workable deposits of
these minerals which are urgently
required by the Department of
Munitions and Supply would be a
real contribution to the security
of the United Nations, and the discoverer might become wealthy.
Samples of most of these minerals
are displayed in a showcase in the
main postoffice at Granville and
Hastings Streets.
To aid the prospector, the hiker,
and the woodsman to identify these
minerals the Mines and Geology
Branch of the Department of Mines
and Resources recently published
a 69 page booklet entitled Prospectors Guide for Strategic Minerals in Canada. Published in 1942
this booklet describes the occurrence, formation, identification,
marketable grades, and specifications of each one of these twelve
minerals. It also lists the market
prices and buyers at the time of
Further Regulations
Re Evacuees
e SINCE the 28th November
when a memorandum on this
subject was sent from this office
to the heads of all the Canadian
universities there has been a
change in the arrangements for
the oallint-up of boys and girls
for Military Service in the United Kingdom.
2. Boys are now liable to bo
called-up at the age of 18. The
authorities In London have been
consulted on the question whether
this change affects the arrangements set out in the memorandum
of the 28th November. In reply
they have stated that while the
policy set out in the fir.rt sentence
of paragraph 4 of that memorandum remains unchanged, it is not
proposed to insist that boys who
have the opportunity of a university course in Canada should have
entered the Canadian Armed
Forces or returned home before
reaching the age of 18. Boys and
girls who are undertaking specially recognized university courses
in the United Kingdom are being
granted certain deferments of
their calling-up, and it is proposed, therefore, to raise no objection
to boys now in Canada, who have
the opportunity of a course, staying at the university after the age
of 18 (though not, of course, after
the age of 18%) if thU enables
them to complete their current college year.
3. It would be very much appreciated if all students concerned could be informed of the views
of the United Kingdom ruthorities
in regard to their obligations to
National Service set out in tho
memorandum of 28th November
and modified as above.
4. As previously proposed re.
mittances of up to £10 a month
will in suitable cases be continued
up to the age of 18^.
The Editor,
University of British Columbia:
Sir,—I have read with much interest Maury Soward's excellent
"Personality Parade" in your
February 2nd issue.
However, I should like to point
out that Mr. Van Vliet did not
apply for a position at U.B.C.
Having been a member of an unofficial one-man committee which
undertook to recommend a suitable man for Physical Education,
I know how thoroughly that
committee canvassed the field,
and how determinedly it approached Mr. Van Vliet.
In the appointment of members
of the staff at UBC, it has almost become a tradition that the
job seeks the man. Maury Van
Vliet's appointment was no exception.
Yours  very  truly,
e   THE   BEST  BOYS  of   all   go
to the Co-Ed Ball.
onow roem
You're beautiful, I know
In moon glow.
But slush
Is  too  mush
It's well for the bold
To tramp
In the damp
Of the moldy cold.
But as for I
Do not try
To be rugged.
Don't try to force
Me   to  winter  sports,
You'll be slugged.
e   THE   BEST  BOYS   of   all   go
to the Co-Ed Ball.
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Maury Soward
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CUP and Bxehaage Editor
Denis Blunden
rub. Secretary, Honoree Young
Ed Brown, Nickolai Holoboff,
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# American
Fid-Shi on $
• JUST FOR FUN, and a change,
I'm    going    to   belay   fad-
anions this week, and turn to the
services for inspiration,
• FTRST; D" YOU have ever
worn a serge suit, you know
how readily it collects dust and
lint. Have you ever wondered
how sailors keep their uniforms
clean? There are several methods
of doing so, of course, but to me,
the most unique is by sticking on
adhesive plaster, and then pulling
it, an the dust, off. Sounds logical, but don't quote me!
• YOU HONESTLY have not
lived until you have seen a
U.S. Marine, in full dress uniform.
Here is a very untechnical description of same; dark, but bright
blue trousers with a red stripe,
two inches wide, up each side,
black tunic with a very high
neck and lots, of brass buttons, to
say nothing of yellow and red
chevrons, and a white peaked cap,
and wide white belt, complete
with a large flat gold buckle. I
can't spell the sound of a whistle,
but you know what I mean!
• IT IS SAID THAT some of
the   very   best    (or   worst!)
fights occur between Marines and
sailors, who, as you know, definitely don't get along. Apparently
the trouble starts when the Marine takes off his belt. He places
the wide, flat buckle across his
knuckles, and bents thc sailor to
a fare-thee-well. The railor takes
o decidedly dim view of this end
removing his neckerchief, he fills
it with change, or somo heavy
object, if he happens to have ono
with him, and retalliates by slugging thc Marino. Crude and barbaric, but effective.
year, was rather a dreary ax-
fcir. owing to a very bad san 1
storm, which was at its height,
around dinner time. There are
censored thousand soldiers stationed "somewhere on the desert,"
and as they live in tents their
Christmas dinner was absolutely
ruined. Those who wanted a
"White Christmas" certainly got
it. but the song suddenly died out,
after that.
e HOWEVER, the storm did result  in one  amusing  incident.
At an air base situated near
Yuma, Arizona, there is a control
tower, supported thirty feet above
the ground by four somewhat
rickety wooden legs. During th.'
storm, a witty airman put up the
following notice, in the barracks:
"Notice  to  anyone  going up to
- - Special Student Rate at - *
By Presentation Of Your Student Pass
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid
Bergman, Paul Henreid
with Mickey Rooney
Selected Shorts
•plus Added Shorts
Tyrone Power, Maureen
Betty Grable, John Payne,
O'Hara in
Carmen Miranda In
"Girl Trouble"
Plus "The Hidden Hand"
Three little morons couldn't find
a fourth for bridge so they each
cut off an arm and let gangrene
set in.'
•  •  •  •
"F-e-e-t," the teacher declaimed.
"What does that spell, Johnny?"
Johnny did not seem U, know.
"What is it the cow has four
of and I only have two4"
The class waa dismissed.
—Blame it en The Gateway.
the control tower, Don't use the
ladder. Stand at the west aide of
the tower, and get in, as lt passes
O IT SEEMS THAT the plastic
material used In the construction
of aeroplane windows is being
made into everything else now,
too; the latest, jewelry. Saw i
very smart man's ring made of
this recently ... it was plain, and
perfectly transparent .with a small
Air Force crest on top.
Wear A
Choice Of Active
Men and Women
The Values
"The Coke's in"
"That's the happy greeting heard today when a
new supply of Coke arrives at a cooler. Folks
wait for it... wait because the only thing like
Coca-Cola is Coca-Cola itself. Customers smile
and start moving up to pause and be refreshed.
"There's a cheerful spirit about this way of
accepting wartime restrictions. Morale is high."
6SS Friday, February 12, 1943 ————-—--——--—-—
Elsie Rules No Longer
As Steer Gives With Milk
•   ELSIE, the beautiful Borden cow who has stood for faith,
hope and purity in canned milk for years, is about to
depart from the realm of headlines and national publicity
over which she has long ruled.
Elisie is as pure and sweet   u       ____^^_________
Page Three
she always was, of course, but she
is doomed to the background. And
the reason is simply that someone
has found a male cow which can
give milk almost as well. This is
a most revolutionary discovery,
considering that male cows usually
serve other purposes around the
Ihe discoverer* of this startling
fact presented his case to the
American Society of Animal Production. It received immediate attention, but, as Dr. King, of thc
UBC Aggie Department, said, it is
"Interesting, but of little practical
In a short discourse with Dr.
King, the facts of the case of getting milk from a steer became
clear. Ihe steer Is, shall we say,
"equipped,',' but needs the injection of n few female hormones to,
ah, make it work.
"Nothing of this sort has been
tried at UBC," Dr. King said, "because we do not possess the facilities." Perhaps the local milk
breeders union has something to
do with it, too.
Aggies Hunt
Rats; Buck
• "I AM NOT a Pied Pip-
er. What can I do about
the rats?" Thus spake Dr. C.
E. Dolman of the Department* of Bacteriology when
questioned on the rat menace arising from students
scattering lunch scraps on
the campus.
"It is up to the students. If
there were no scraps, the rata
would toon seek hospitable
Paul Buck feels that the senior
students should set an example to
the frosh. "We can't blame the
lower years for following In the
steps of their supposed seniors.
They must realize that being a
Utter-lout Is not fashionable, but
is an unpardonable sin."
This year the parking lot is
good, but the commons are bad
and the Caf . . . "The clean-up
campaign should not last one
week only, but all through the
session. We have the most beautiful campus In Canada. Let's
keep lt  that way," said Mr. Buck.
, WANTED URGENTLY—One person to join car chain from vicinity
of W. 49th Ave. Phone KErr. 2495.
•   •  »   •
O   THE BEST BOYS of  all go
to the Co-Ed Ball.
solves ye)
The flexible
leads end all
cracking and
crumbling in tht
sharpener. No
waste lead from
broken points in
daily use.
By actual test one Verithin
point makes over 4,000 brilliant
check marks.
Notations made with its insoluble lead will not smear under
moist hands nor run from accidental wetting. Buy Verithin,
24 colors to choose from—
10c each—l«t| In cjuantMet
WW in
WUS Policy
For '43-'44
• WUS POLICY for the
coming year was determined at a meeting of the executive held at noon Thursday.
An Intensified program of war
work will be followed by the women In the next semster. Home-
Nursing and First Aid courses
were considered satisfactory and
the Red Cross program showed a
great improvement over last year,
and the Keep Fit classes were
well attended. However, the Map
Reading anpl Motor Mechanics
courses were judged to be too
The WUS Hi-Jinx party was set
for Thursday, February 25, In the
gym. The theme will be aa originally planned, members coming
either as Arabians or as tourists.
The co-e,d will be held on February 4. Admission will be $1.50
per couple. Other functions planned art a tea dance on February
29, and tht sponsorship of a tag*
day in aid of 188.
TeBt X-Rays
For Queens'
• FEB.   11—(CUP)-A
mass tuberculosis survey
is now underway at Queeas
University, Ontario, in which
all membe.% of the staff and
student body will be X-rayed. Students are not required to pay a fee for the test.
Under the joint auspices of the
University and the Ontario Department of Health, the survey is
for everyone, regardless of the results of any previous test. Medical authorities have pointed out
that most students are at the ago
when there is a sharp rise in the
incidence of tuberculosis. Changes
from negative to positive reaction,
they say, are frcfluent end sometimes sudden in the early twenties,
and the X-ray is expected to keep
a close watch on everyone at
• Signboard
LOST—Drafting set, initials A.
H. Y. on inside cover. Please return to A Younger, AL. 0359Y or
the AMS office.
■   •   •   •
LOST—Wednesday afternoon, on
February 3, a brown leather billfold containing Registration vcard,
etc., and a sum of money. Finder
please turn in to the AMS office
Lost and Found or Auditorium 207.
NOTICE—Will trade a rain coat
for a Val-Star. D. Newson, Phi
Delt table.
•   •   •   «
e   THE   BEST  BOYS  of   all  go
to the Co-Ed Ball.
WANTED—Someone to take over
tho management of the Soccer
Club. This position must be filled
for the continuance of a good team.
Anyone who wishes to do the University and the Soccer Team a
real service, as well as himself,
should get in touch with Bill Walker, phone BAy, 6004, or some other
member of the team.
LOST—One brown wallet at University gates on Monday, February 1, in the afternoon. Urgent.
Return to Ted Pratt. Reward. BAy.
NOTICE—A private record has
been turned into the University
Library collection among a group
of records borrowed. Owner may
have record by identifying lt.
To Play
e DAL RICHARDS, his popular band, and songstress
Beryl Boden will present a
forty-five-minute LSE Pass Feature musical program some day
next week at 12:30 in the University auditorium If it is available.
All of Richards Panorama Roof
troup will appear and will present approximately a dozen selections, featuring a few surprise novelty stage numbers la
which all members of the band
will take part.
Included on the program will be
"I've Heard That Song Before,"
sung by Beryl Bodtnnt;    "There
Art Such Things," with vocals by
Dal Richards, a twin piano arrangement of "East of The Sun,"
Bob Reid's version of "Dor Fuer-
her's Face," "The Ont Oclook
Jump," and a medley of older
Cent Drive
Till Feb. 22
a meeting held at noon
Wednesday has decided to
postpone the Penny Drive
until the fourth week in February.
The council decided that it
would not Interfere In any way
with the Oeorge Pringle Bursary
Fund Drive which began this week
and which will extend Into next
week. It felt that this worthy
'cause should have the undivided
support of the students, and that
both this drive and the Penny
Drive would suffer If they were
allowed to overlap.
Accordingly the drive will be
postponed for one week. It will
take place from Monday, February
22 to Saturday, February 28.
According to the committee in
charge, none of the other plans for
the drive have been changed. The
drive will feature a super-auction
conducted by the Mamooks and
the long-delayed "Guthrie Meek
in the Army", written by Jabez,
and produced by the Players' Club.
A complete list of the articles to
be sold at the auction ia not yet
available but it ia rumoured that
one of the Beauties of the Red
Cross Chorus has donated her grass
skirt. In charge of the auction is
Murdo MacKenzlt amiable Mamooks prexy, who has collected a
number of interesting articles. It
will be held on Tuesday, February
23 in the quad.
The Players' Club is planning to
produce the best Jabez skit ytt
to be seen on the canfpus. It is
the much talked of and repeatedly
postponed "Guthrie Meek in the
Army", or "He's E2 in the Army
but He's Al in My Heart". Unlets
further difficulties are encountered, it will take place in tht auditorium on Thursday, February 25,
at noon. An admission charge of
ten cents will be made, proceeds
to be used for the Ambulance
Shopping ufkh Mary Ann
same old places after the
show or dance for that mid-night
snack? Why not branch out and
try the Ship Shape Inn at Broadway and Granville—the place
thats all dolled up like a ship.
Here's a note on the Commerce-
man presidency candidate for the
AMS—he   used   to   work   in   a
hope chest? Or looking for a
lovely gift? There Is a couple In
West Vancouver who have brought
back a lot of lovely Chinese linens
with them from the East—among
the collection for sale are several
embroidered linen dinner and
banquet cloths, 2V4, 3 and 3M>
yards long. Heard In the bus «s
two co-eds sat reading thc Science
UBYSSEY: "Any outsider readimj
can count on qunlity when
you wear Rae-son shoes, whether
they come from the Main, Mezzanine or Clever floor. Speaking of
the Clever floor reminds me of
the snappy shoes I saw there this
week ... A ping-pong playing
Beta turned down a bid to thc
Kappa formal because he was go-
e SPRING DOESN'T seem to
know right now whether its coming or going, but be prepared for
any weather in a New York Fur
Co. crealion. Tne evor-popular
and practical muskrat is always a
best bet, but all the other luxurious furs are to be found here
waiting for you to try. Heard in
the ladies' very crowded powder
room at the Science brpwl.    "It's
e STEP OUT FOR spring in a
new silk dress, either in pastel shades or in snappy printed
designs. These lovely silk frocks
bring out all your spring-time
beauty, and add that bright touch
of color to your wardrobe after the
dark winter things . . . you'll find
all sorts of them at Plants', 564
Granville Street. A well-known
Scienceman worked so hard help-
downtown department store selling baby things and ladles' lingerie—everything except corsets—
for obvious reasons. If you like
sailing, and who doesn't, you'll
adore all the ships fixtures of this
unique coffee shop, with its red
and green port and starboard
lights, "fishy" frescoes, end trim
this would think the Sciencemen
were a bad lot." I gues she doesn't know Sciencemen . . . Also included in this collection are several 17-piece lunch sets and several choice sets of trousseau lingerie and one simply gorgeous
blue zircon that would make n
lovely engagement ring. For appointment phone Mrs. Hilton, W.
ing elsewhere, but the affair was
cancelled and now he'T wondering whether the Kappa h going
to believe him . . . Whether its
sport oxfords, semi-dressy or
dressy shoes, you will be able to
find what you are looking for at
Rae-son on the Clever floor. All
shoes on this floor are the same
too crowded here, let's try tho
men's room". Silver fox, squirrel
mink, sable are all very handsome in furs for every day or for
that extra-special occasion. An'l
then there was the pirl at the
Phrateres Co-cd who really did
go into the mens room by mistake and came out again very
quickly with flaming checks.
ing put out the Science paper that
it took a policeman to find him
when he disppeared on his way
home and coudn't be found , . .
Slack suite that are just the thing
for your leisure hours can also be
found here in the shoppers' paradise for women — wear them for
hiking, for biking, or just for playing around.
Totie Mascot
OfA tRFerry
Comm. Pilot
e AUBREY GREY, former
Canadian football star from
Varsity, and now> in 1he Ferry
Command of the RCAF, is using a
Totie mascot as his piano insignia.
A short time ago he wrote to a
student at UBC to ask for a cut
of Totie which he could copy, and
this was sent to him in Toronto
where he is at present.
After studying for some time at
UBC, Grey went to the University
of California to take up aeronautics, and then enlisted in the air
NOTICE-Ratlonlng will be discussed by the Social Problems Club
at 12:90, Tuesday, February 18.
Bring your lunch to Arts 208 and
hear all about rationing. Everybody welcome.
P.O. Salt
Drops Sex;
Socks Hun
Salt, editor of the 1942
prize-winning Totem, is
home on embarkation leave
after gaining his commission
as a navigator with the
Salt joined the airforce in, April,
1942, after completing his third
year after four tries at UBC.
While at the University, he was
very active on the Publications
Board, serving as Associate Editor,
Sports Editor, News Manager, Associate Editor of the Totem and
Totem Editor.
He was also know for hU
UBYSSEY column, "The Gatepost," which was widely read.
His column on sex created a
sensation last year and hlr review
of "1919" by John Dos Passos resulted in that 'book disappearing
from the shelves of the Library.
NOTICE-WIU aU those who still
have Red Cross Raffle tickets and
money please hand them in to th.
AMS office immediately. We have
a list of all those who still have
tickets outstanding.
•  •  •  •
NOTICE—The executive of tht
Arts Undergraduate Society will
meet In Arts 104 at 12:45 today.
The central executive and tht executive of each class are requested to turn out.
Wiht Thou'tt
Roses are fed,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet
Wasn't it!
When you trip forth on your Valentine bid—p.m.
tomorrow Sat.—with that simply sweeeeeet man
(who's probably sent you a card bearing a message
of sentiment to tie the e.g. above)—just show
the dear chum that all sweet things aren't
rationed! For inst. take the sweet sheer blouse
sketched hereunder.   It's one of our honeys at 2.98.
Comes in pale pink, blue or frosting white with
cut-out organdy insertions.   Then we've others iced
with tiers of lace that make a gal look positively
gift-wrapped!   Sizes 12 to 16.   Come get yours
tomorrow morn so you can wear it St. VaFs Eve.
and Sunday—so you can wear it this Spring with
suits, skirts and such things.
Forever Young Shop  Fashion Centre, Third Floor.
TfibWfts^ (Sompaa|
iMCOH"O«*T(0    !«•   MAV  i«70 Page Four
•Friday, February 12, 1943
Intra-Mural Snooker Tournament Tonite
UBC Hoopers Plan Drive For 1st Place*
Birds Play Shores
In Important Match
Saturday Night
•   TOMORROW NIGHT at the VAC in the first game of
a scheduled double-header, our Senior A basketballers
take oh Shores in what is probably their most important
melon-tossing engagement of the current season.
At present, our heroes trail.the pace-setting Shores
quintet by two games, but they have a game in hand.
If they succeed in taking tho
jewellery boys, they will have cut
that two-game margin in half and,
at the same time, still retain their
one-game-in-hand advantage.
Such an eventuality would leave
tho Thunderbirds with a very good
chance of tie-lng Shores for the
league lead, because, their remaining two games would be in the
campus gym where Varsity have
always been hard to beat. Tht
games would be against the
league's two tail-end teams, RCAF
and Stacys.
One of them is scheduled for
next week and it may be played
at a noon-hour as a Pringle Drive
For the last two weeks, the Senior A boys have been practising
faithfully under the critical eye
of their coach, Mr. M. L. Van
Vliet. Most of these practises have
been scrimmages against the Varsity Inter A team and, although
the latter outfit is regarded as a
strong team in their own league,
the games have always ended with
the Seniors on the long end of a
top-heavy score.
It is hardly fair to assume that
the Senior A's are now all ready
to go out and swamp Shores. But
one thing seems certain as a result
of the practice Senior A-Inter A
games. That Is, that Van Vliet's
charges have regained some much-
needed confidence.- Said confidence
was sadly lacking In Varsity's last
game against the tail-end Stacys,
which game they lost by 14 points.
The Thunderbirds base their
hopes for a victory, partly on the
upset victory Lauries turned In
over Shores. True Laurie, won by
only one point and Shores were
without the valuable services of
their star sharpshooter, George
McConnell. Still the game goes
into the records as a Lauries victory and the collegians think that
maybe the ShortV lost will unnerve them enough, so that, they
will be able to take the jewellers,
even though Shores will have McConnell back for the game.
Players that UBC will strip for
the game are, on the first string
Ollit Bakken, centre; Sandy Robertson and Art Barton, forwards;
Harry Franklin and Art Stilwell,
guards. Substitutes will be Paddy
Westcott, guard and forward;;
Bruce Yorke, guard; nnd Dave
(Queenle)  Hayward, forward.
Gordie Sykes, at present, is out
of action with a torn cartilege In
his finger. However, he waa out
to the last practice and there is
a faint possibility that he may get
Into the game.
One player that definitely will
not get into the game is guard Art
Johnson. The "Bird Dog" is down
with the mumps, said condition
being due to, 'tis rumoured, his
Frosh team's horrible feat of snaffling down third spot in the Inter
A league, thus forcing them to
play the unbeaten Higbies in the
e   THE  BEST  BOYS  of   all  go
to the Co-Ed Ball.
Co-ed Senior B Still 1st;
Down Pro-Recs 48-11
• THE GIRLS BASKETBALL team retained their hold
on first place in the Senior B division by defeating Pro-
Rec 2 Wednesday night at Normal gym. The final score was
48-11. Varsity has one more game to play and if they defeat
Boeings next Tuesday night they will be in sole possession of
first place. If, however, Varsity loses to Boeings, they must
share the first place slot with either Normal or Pro-Rec 1
who at present are tied for second. Normal, however, have
one more game to play than Pro-Rec 1.
Play-cffs will start In two weeks
with Varsity most likely meeting
Pro-Rec 1 and Normal playing
Boeings, with the winners meeting
In the .finals.
Varsity held the edge all through
Wednesday's game, leading 9-4 at'
the end of the first quarter.
Pauline Greer sparked the team
during tht second period aa Varsity found the basket for eighteen
points. Pauline, who plays center,
has probably the most deceptive
pivot shot of any player in the
league. The score at half-tfme was
During the third quarter, Varsity
again had possession of the ball
and Pro-Rec just managed to score
one basket while Varsity chalked
up nine points.
In the fourth quarter the recreational girls showed signs of
weakening as Varsity began to
roll. However, the final whistle
blew too soon. Varsity scored 12
points during this frame while
holding Pro-Rec to nil.
Pauline Greer was top scorer for
the blue and gold scoring eighteen
points. Norma Ford also had a
good night, chalking up fifteen
Pauline Greer 18, Norma Ford 19,
Eileen McKillop 10, Jackie Vance
5, Helen Matheson,-
Gym Opens
Monday For
by Mr. Van Vliet on Thursday that the gym was expected to
open this coming Monday. If
sanction for the opening comes
from the President this week-end.
Inter-mural schedules will bo
posted and play will get under
way at the soonest possible date.
The gym has been unofficially
open for the last week or more
for some gym sessions and some
noon-hour practising.
Snow closed the gym on the
21st of January, and tho authorities felt that the heat needed to
keep it at a comfortable temperature should not be spared until the fuel situation v/as well
within control.
Thte long lay-off has not
thrown the schedule out of line,
but only means that fewer games
will be played. Previously games
were only scheduled one week
ahead of time.
Of course when play gets under
way again a more intensified program will be pursued in an effort to regain some of this lost
time. How much of this time will
be made up it Is hard to say. Some
students are beginning to look to
exams in the very near future and
believe an Intensified program
would be more rulnou3 to the
mental well-being than healthful
to the physical conditions.
.. . promises win
Alpha Gam
Leads Loop
e ALPHA GAMMA DELTA retained the league leadership
in the sorority 5-Pin Bowling League last Monday afternoon by taking the odd game from Kappa
Kappa Gamma. Kappa Alpha
* Theta improved their position in
second place, just two games behind the leaders, by registering a
clean sweep oved Gamma Phi
Beta. Alpha Delta Pi moved right
up with the Theta quintet when
Alpha Phi defaulted. In the other
regular league fixture, Alpha
Omicron Pi got the nod over Delta
Gamma to strengthen their position in the fourth slot.
The trundling was featured by
the record-breaking performance
May McQueen turned the high
series to date with a count of 512
to bring glory to Alpha Gamma
Delta. Honors for the day were
shared with Barbara McPherson of
Kappa Alpha Theta when the latter pin-artist turned in a snappy
string of 251 to top all previous
singles for the season. Others to
go over the 400 mark were Barbara
Hibbert of ADPi and Beatrice Inch
of Alpha Gam who tallied 409 for
her three efforts of the day.
As a result, the leaguo standing
to date is as follows:
Alpha  Gamma Delta   .... 9 8 1
Kappa Alpha Theta   9 6 3
Alpha  Delta Pi     9 6 3
Alpha  Omicron  Pi     9 5 1
Kappa Kappa Gamma .... 9 4 5
Delta  Gamma     9 3 fi
Gamma Fni Beta    9 3 6
Alpha Phi    9 1 3
e   THE  BEST  BOYS   of   all  go
to the Co-Ed Ball.
Messrs. Reifel, Carson
Play Host To Student
Cue-Wielders Friday
e   ATTENTION all snooker players!  Tonight is the night
for the intra-mural snooker tournament which will be
held in the homes of two of the players.
John Carson and George Reifel have donated the services of their homes and beautiful tables for the evening
and the teams entering will be split into two halves, one
contingent going to each abode.
Play Wash.
Mar. 26-27
or the last Sunday of March
has been nominated as the meeting date of the rawing teams of
Washington and UBC.
Washington has sent word north
that they wish to send two teams
up here. The two teams that will
oppose them will be the two teams
that are working out at every
possible chance now, on tht fair
ripples of the Prater 'River.
Agreement on which date the
teams shall meet has not been
reached yet. It will be either the
flth or 28th of next month.
Phil Fitz-James seemed very
confident that if the teams continue to improve in the style they
have been the Washington lads
will run into a little more com-
petlton than they usually get.
The team, from Washington
University at Seattle have really
been cleaning up in all Pacific
Coast meets for the part three
years. In spite of that the UBC
club believes that this one ia especially going to be an exception.
REWARD—15.00 to anyon. who
can get me a small suite or housekeeping room, or rooms, near the
Varsity Bus; now or any time up
to and after April. Phone ALma
Only one member from each Intra-mural team will enter Into the
tournament. Also, because of the
limited space in the recreation
rooms of these homes, only those
playing will be allowed into the
playing rooms.
Last year the Phi Delts copped
the tournament, when Ken McBride (Pudgy) beat off the opposition and came through with top
The teams opposing one another
and the house at which tht games
will be played are posted in the
gym now and all thett entering
should be sure to get them.
The time for starting is at 7:M
with the events being run off in a
knockout fashion until tht ultimate winner ia declared.
Competition should be keen for
this event, if last season's enthusiasm continues throughout this
C^ff^S for OUR RIDERS!
To Mr. Bill More
We're grateful indeed to Mr. Bill More for moving
•way promptly from the entrance door whenever ht
tides with us. He speeds up the service and provides
more room for other passenger, who must be
We ean't secure enough new vehicles because of the
war, and Mr. More Is helping us get the greatest
soaeible use out of those we have.


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