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 For Appraisal..
Gamma Phi
* _
*Lure* Girls Nominated For Queen
LORNA SHIELDS
Kappa
MAXINE JOHrtsON
Alpha Gam
TEENIE FLEMING
Independent
• EIGHT alluring coeds, cream
of the Greek letter sorority
crop, were announced today as
candidates for the coveted position
of Queen of the Red Cross Ball.
A ninth candidate to represent the
freshettes will be announced in
Friday s Ubyssey, as her name was
not available at time of going to
press Monday.
Girls who have so far been nominated are: Phyllis Morgan, Alpha
Delta Pi; Bette Anderson, Alpha
Omicron Pi; Maxine Johnson,
Kappa Kappa Oamma; Norma
Fleming,  Delta Gamma; Mildred
Nairne, Alpha Phi; Anne Bennett,
Alpha Gamma Delta; Lorna
Shellds, Gamma Phi Beta; and
Florence Mercer, Kappa Alpha
Theta. Pictures and brief descriptions of each appear elsewhere on
this page.
PEP MEET
The committee in charge of arrangements for the Ball is concentrating now on plans for a
mammoth pep meet, to be held in
the Auditorium at noon on Tuesday, January 25.
The show will feature a preview
of the chorus plus the traditional
take-off of the chorus by tho engineers. Candidates for Red Cross
Ball Queen will strut their stuff,
and Phil Ashmore will MC.
Rumor has it that the (censored)
band, which had such sensational
success on its last two campus appearances, will provide the music
for the pep meet.
Doug Edwards is in charge of
all arrangements for the show.
FLOWERS
At a meeting yesterday, the committee approved of a plan whereby
students are asked to buy their
corsages at the Point Grey Florists.
This firm has agreed to donate
a certain % to the Ball for every
corsage bought.
There is a wide variety of floral
arrangements to be had, and they
will be delivered anywhere in the
city. Students are asked merely
to mention that the corsage is for
the Red Cross Ball when they give
their order.
Two raffle prizes will be raffled
off at the pep meet by seat number, but winner must have raffle
ticket  before  he  can  claim  the
prize. *
..The Candidates
Theta
eWmetf
Vol XXVI
•   JOSEPHINE   BLOTZ,   well-
known   campus   figure.
Religion
Outlined
Monday
• STUDENTS flocked to
the first meeting of the
Religion and Life conference Monday noon in the
Auditorium to hear Bishop
Remington, Miss Rutherford,
Dr. Kilborn,'and Chancellor
Gilmour speak on the common problems in religion today in regard to the university student. '
Bishop Remington, first speaker
of the meeting, gave a definition
of Youth.
YOUNG MAN'S WAR
"This is a young man's war and
well may be a young man's peace,''
he said.
"Youth is not a time of life, it
is a state of mind, a matter of
temper of will and vigour of emotions," he continued. '
The Bishop told the capacity
meeting that there should be no
gap between religion and life as
one of the wrongs of today's world
Is the tendency to separate these
two great things.
Miss Gertfude Rutherford, second speaker, told students that
they would never understand religion by seeking to define it, or
by reading definitions.
"Religion is something one knows
in himself,' she said; "One observes it ln other people and seeks
H in himself. It is the relation
one makes with the universe."
TWO QUESTIONS
Dean Kilborn advanced two
questions on the nature of religion.
"Is religion a sedative which produces insensltlvity to all that goes
on?" he asked, "or Is it a source
of power which enables « taan to
break the chains of inteUectual
slavery?"
Dr. Kilborn stated that he believed both questions were true.
"One man Is ego-eentrlc with an
eye on the pie in the shy by and
by," he declared.
He was ln favour of the objective type of religion in which the
self was abolished and replaced
by something far greater— "truth,
goodness, the will of God—but outside of the ego."
"Life and religion are inseparable," he said. "Our Religion determines what our life shall be,
Whether we shall find life or lose
it."
CONNECTION
"Only* among Christians do we
find an attempt to make a connection between Religion and Life,"
declared Chancellor Gilmour, mala
speaker of the conference.
He was of the opinion that Religion and Life must go hand in
hand.
Frosh Queen
Candidates Chosen
• JOY DONEGANI, Valerie
Carnsew, and Kayce> King
have been nominated by the members of the freshman class for the
Freshette Red Cross Ball Queen
Candidate.
Final voting on the nominees
will be held today, Tuesday, January 18, in Arts 204 at 12:30.
VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 18,. 1944
Church Leader . . •
No. 24
... At Conference
• Miss Gertrude Rutherford, one
of the four speakers for Religion, and Life, has travelled extensively and is well known in all
Canadian Universities. She ls
principal of the United Church of
Canada Training school for women leaders.
Parliamites
Convene Feb.
For Debates
• FIRST SESSION of the 1944
Mock Parliament will be held
' in the main lounge of Brock Hall
Tuesday, February 8, commencing
at 4:00 p.m.
Mock Parliament will be in session from 4:00 till 10:00 p.m. broken by a recess from 6 to 7:30.
Jim Clement, covener for the
Mock Parliament, stated that, in
accordance with Professor F.G.C.
Wood's suggestion, the "mock" in
"Mock Parliament" would be
stressed at the February session.
FROSH TRYOUTS
The length of the session added
to other objections would make a
uniformly serious tone undesirable, it waa decided.
Elimination debates for the
Freshman tilt with Victoria College will be held Friday, Jan. 28.
Numerous applications to take
part ln the debate have been received by the Forum's executive.
Anyone wishing to enter the eliminations contest who has not
communicated with Jim Wilson is
requested to do so immediately.
Recruit 24
Co-eds For
Stamp Day
• VANCOUVER'S   S.O.S.    for
University girls to act as Miss
Canada's in today's Stamp Day
campaign has been answered by 24
girls from the Panhellenlc Association.
The girls will work from two
to four today selling their War
Savings Stamps throughout the
downtown area to aid the Women's
Voluntary Services in their city-
wide drive to aid Vancouver's war
effort.
Volunteers may still register at
the WVS office, room 34, 445 Gran,
ville Street to work as Miss Canada's during the subsequent drives
during the year. Only two hows
a month are required and recruits
are urgently needed.
Petition Calls
AMS Meeting
For Thursday
By KEN WEAVER
• IT WOULD SEEM that last week's dynamic oratory on
the conference question was wasted.
As an aftermath of last week's stormy Alma Mater Society meeting, another meeting will be held on Thursday at
12:30 in the Auditorium to thrash out once and for all the
much-discussed question of the Inter-University Conference.
This special meeting was asked          '
for in a petition containing 125
names, sent to council. The petition stated that because the meeting discussed business not on the
agenda and that the president did
not take a ^ount of the negative
votes,, there must be another
meeting.
Council at present is making
limited plans on the decision of
last week's meeting. However, if
this meeting revokes last week's
decision then council's plans will
have to be stopped.
But council wishes to emphasize
the point that there must be a
quorum present at the meeting.
If there Is not a quorum present
a new petition will have to be
circulated; the responsibility does
not rest with council to call a new
meeting.
At present • quorum consists of
767 Students or about tiie main
floor of the Auditorium, filled.
Don Ross, commenting on the
scheme, said: "This is one weakness in our constitution".
According to hint, if a quorum
is not attained at this or any other
meeting, council should' call another meeting in a week's time,
but as it stands now If a quorum
is not attained the matter is dropped unless another petition is
started.
At tonight's Council meeting
LSE will nominate four persons to
represent the University at the
Conference.
FLORENCE MERCER
A. D. Pi
PHYLUS MORGAN
A. O. Pi
Job Bureau
Places 850
In Holidays
• FIGURES released recently
by the University Employment
Bureau revealed that 850 students
worked on Christmas jobs through
the bureau. Of this number, 750
worked In the Post Office.
The number of jobs available
for university students has been
reduced somewhat, but those who
are still interested in obtaining
part-time jobs are asked to watch
the notice-board in the Quad,
Owing to this reduction of jobs,
the Bureau will be open only
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
from 12:30 to 1:30.
Plans are in embryo for a permanent post - war employment
bureau for the university. This
is mainly for students who will
be ln need of permanent jobs after graduation.
Engineers
Enveloped
In Forces
• SCIENCE graduates of
1944 at UBC were interviewed last Thursday and
Friday by Army and Navy
Technical officers and officials of the Wartime Bureau of Technical personnel
in the first of a series of
visits to Canadian campuses
to recruit technical personnel for tiie armed forces.
H.W. Lea, national director of
the bureau, was head of the group,
which Included army and navy
officers and one air force officer.
ALL TYPES
Officers interviewed all types of
science students, who had indicated their choice of tiie three services they wished to enter last
year.
The men are regarded as potential officer material. High category
men had the first chance for appointments, but there were a few
positions for men ln low categories.
Commenting on the quality of
UBC's science students, one of the
officials said: "As a group, they
are excellent material for appointment to various technical duties."
SHORTAGE
"There is a definite shortage of
scientifically-trained men and we
intend to aee that the distribution
ii as efficient as possible," he said.
Appointments will also be made
for civilian technical duties. All
the men who are appointed, will
have the option of returning to
their civilian training, after their
preliminary military training.
Engineers Permit
Corsages At Ball
• AFTER a recent Science Ball
Committee meeting, EUS prexy
Bob Davidson stated that it had
been decided to permit corsages
to be worn at the Engineers'
Spring Invasion. The prevailing
sentiment seemed to be that the
ball would not be the same without flowers.
The traditional screaming red
tabloid SCIENCE Ubyssey will appear on February 8, the Tuesday
before the ball. The editor will be
Bruce Bewell, Met, '46, assisted
by Fred Shumas, Mech. '44, John
Shaw, Chem. '44, and Bud Huff,
Science '47.
BETTE ANDERSON
Alpha Phi
MILDRED NAIRNE
Phi Kap
•   VERNA MENZIES, known to
her Intimates as "Bunny', the
sweetheart of Phi  Kappa  Pi, Tuesday, January 18, 1944-
THE   UBYSSEY
•Page Two
• From The Editor's Pen
Repeat Performances
Last Thursday the farcical Alma Mater
Society meeting was held in the Auditorium.
From a mild, indulgent sort of humorous
display, the meeting progressed to a height
of absurdity which, we believe, has not been
equalled in thjj^past four years of AMS
meetings.      '        ^
Much of the-Humor was unpremeditated, and therefore forgiveable. The rest was
a disgusting exa#rple of the immaturity of
students who refuse to appreciate the responsibilities which rest upon their
shoulders.
We have no intention of introducing the
thesis that there should be no levity during
a meeting. A certain amount is necessary to
keep present a small fractipn of the students
who constitute "almost a,quorum". But the
danger is tha]t,the humour becomes uncontrollable, and aU that the chairman can do
is to hurry the business and adjourn the
meeting as quickly as possible.
Thursday's fiasco is an excellent example. The chairirfan cannot be blamed for
the failure of the meeting and the fact that
a petition for another meeting has been
entered. Students will have the opportunity
at this next meeting of determining whether
they can participate in a meeting, weigh
fully the two sides of a question, express
their true convictions, and remain to see
their will carried out. This they did not
do on Thursday.
There is always a small minority of
students, who, for no other reason than a
tendency towards exhibitionism, and merely
for the sake of hearing their own voices
raised against the majority, continually say
"nay". They are achieving nothing in this.
If they honestly disagree, let them say their
"nay".
A UBC tradition has grown up around
AMS meetings, that someone must contest
the fact that there is a quorum in attendance. Council took steps to avoid this interruption on Thursday, and rightly so. But
a floating quorum such as the one that carried that meeting is as bad as not having a
quorum at all.
Students who hear half an argument,
then leave before voting on it, students who
enter half way through an argument and
vote upon it cannot possibly judge truly on
the merits and demerits of a question. Often
students wait only to voice their opinions,
and dash off to a lecture immediately. Then
a count may be required, and some of those
students who forced the count have left,
and have defeated their purpose in ever
attending.
Why can there not be a full quorum at
the meeting next Thursday, a quorum which
will be present at the beginning of the meeting, and remain until the end? Let the
students decide the question of a conference
seriously, and once that decision has been
reached, let them abide by it.
Is Liberal Education Possible ?
^ e   „ — ,- ■ »ml wewymmswmme
Defending the true liberal arts education against the destructive influence of
industry and government, Bishop Remington
in an address before the Vancouver Institute
nevertheless deplored the trend of education
which favors the elective system.
He feels that students'are incapable of
choosing a well-balanced course and will
register for a "pipe" course merely for the
sake of gaining credits rather than for a-
basic course which requires some work but
which will better fit him for a fuller life in
the future.
No doubt it is true that many people
attending university take the easiest way
through to a degree, but these are usually
the people who are forced into such a course
either because of family compulsion, or be
cause they believe that a degree of any kind,
no matter how it is obtained, is necessary
to make a decent income.
The students themselves can hardly be
blamed for this state of affairs when the
economic and social system demands of
them, as Bishop Remington said, that they
be "go-getters". Then it asks where they
are going and how much they have got.
There are many student who would like
to spend an idyllic four years af university,
learning many immediately impractical subjects, which at the same time are more interesting. However, that has become virtually impossible for most students who have
to work their way through university and
must begin to support themselves as soon
as they graduate.
* Folderol
by John Green
•   ONE OF THE chief attractions of an
afternoon's frolic with the COTC is the
delightful interlude at the bus terminal immediately following the parade. Here are
gathered a large group of happy children intent on working off excess energy accumulated while drilling and route marching. This
form of entertainment has become so popular that some cadets go so far. as to run
all the way from the parade ground to
avoid missing any of it.
The fun usually begins somewhere near
the north east corner of the Aggie building,
although some of the swifter soldiers claim
to get a certain thrill out of skidding wildly
around corners on their frictionless boots.
At this point the mass of the body, moving at a fairly uniform velocity, is accelerated rapidly, in a negative .direction, by contact with a large group of similar masses
ahead. Apologies and oaths are exchanged
on all sides and the participants relax and
await developments. Such minor skirmishes
account for fully one quarter of COTC
casualties.
The evening is, of course, considered a
dismal failure without some form of liquid
refreshment, but, luckily, the local climate
is such that a goodly supply of aqua pura
(unchlorinated) can be found descending on
almost any given place at almost any given
time. This is a great aid to smokers, as it
gives them an excellent chance to test the
endurance of their matches, and tempers,
and assures them that their tobacco will
never be too dry.
A more spectacular aspect of the usual
downpour is the immense wall of water
which slides across the mall from the vicinity of the Science building, and breaks over
the line of waiting men. This sight is so
awe-inspiring that several students have
been simply carried away by it.
Somewhere near the half way mark in
the proceedings the Navy generally puts on
a little show to entertain the boys. This is
in the form of a stirring parade and is absolutely free of charge. I regret to note,
however, that a few misguided recruits object to seeing their comrades crushed under
the thundering hooves of the middies.
Within seeing range of the bus mathematics may be applied to the problem. The
square of the distance between you and the
bus, multiplied by the number of people
ahead of you, and divided by the number of
buttons on your greatcoat, when multiplied
by the constant seventy-six to the minus
ten, will give you your chances out of a
hundred of getting a seat on the next bus.
If you are not wearing your greatcoat
an approximate value may be obtained by
dividing the number of stripes on your arm
by the number of hairs on your head.
The only man ever to get on a bus in
under two hours was a freshman, who discovered , while nodding to a friend, that if
you apply the front edge of your helmet to
the back of the neck of the man in front of
you with sufficient firmness, he can often
be persuaded to drop out of line and allow
you to proceed. However the MO has discouraged this practice, since discovering that
iodine, even taken internally, is a poor euro
for a broken neck.
On reaching the bus, you will probably
discover that you have been rolling your
ticket in the palm of your hand for the last
three hours. Since by this time the moon
has gone down, and the sun has not yet
risen, you decide to try to slip in under
cover of darkness.
You pass your hand rapidly over the
top of the ticket box and drop in the small
dirt-coloured ball which is your only claim
to transportation. Meanwhile, you carefully
stare uninterestedly (you hope) towards the
back of the bus. The driver has had too
much coffee and is unable to sleep. He peers
into the box.
"Where," he growls, "is your ticket?"
"In the box," you reply innocently, that
hurt look appearing in your eyes.
"That" says the driver unkindly, "may
be an undernourished vitamin pill, or a small
capsule of nitro-glycerine, but it is not a
bus ticket."
"Well you see " you begin hopefully,
waiting for the mob behind to sweep you
on into the bus.
"Look," he purrs, with awful calmness,
"do you put in a ticket, or do I throw you
off the bus?"
The vision of home and breakfast vanishes. In desperation you dig the mud out
of your eyes, and look at the driver. Even
through the haze you can see that he is
bigger than you. You walk home.
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• 'round the
prickly pear
By SHRDLU
• CANADA in one way is
unique. It may have a
government drawn from
Britain, an economy drawn
from America' and civil code
drawn from France—but it*»
the only country in the
world where the people have
serious doubts as to which
nation they belong. How
many times has the Canadian, in the midst of filling
out a registration form, pondered over "NATIONALITY? . . r
In addition It is quite obvious
that nearly half the Canadians we
encounter consider that England is
the best country ln the world
while an equal number have the
same opinion of the United States.
Can anyone claim that Canada
has more than a flicker of patriotic flame?
Canada's spirit manifests itself
in unknown and unsung anthems
-in a pitiful flag half hidden by
the spread of the Union Jack on
one side and obscured on the
other by the blaze of Old Glory.
Whenever before has a "country"
sent out half a million men to face
death with a National hymn no
more inspiring than our "Roll Out
the Barrel?"
Who can be blamed for this
state of national apathy, which
brands as childish those few which
have the foolhardiness to consider
that this vast country could even
for a moment stand equal io
England? The blame lies with
that same kind of a Canadian who
insists that this country must play
the role of a national prostitute
to a tourist America.
Why are so many of us guilty?
Can we excuse it on grounds of
economic dependence? No, England is the most economically dependent great nation in the world,
yet where else is national feeling
so deeply rooted? And to our
south we see a tremendous nationalistic giant unnaturally lying a-
cross the logical economic divisions of the continent yet nevertheless drunk with national fervor. Economic balance or Independence is thus not a necessary
prerequisite for national unity.
Can we excuse our lack of
spirit by shifting the blame to
Canada's sparse and widely separated population? Today every
part of inhabited Canada is linked
by radio, telegraphy and an immense net of efficient air and
land communication.
Significant, too, is the fact that
most of these utilities are at the
direct disposal of the nation
through public ownership.
Since economic and geographical
barriers cannot be blamed we are
justified in placing much of the
guilt in the faulty psychological
conditioning of the people.
Why does this fault prevail?
Primarily It exists because of the
conditioning of the older generation to blind love of England engendered through direct and Indirect personal sentimental association with the old country. And
also because of an identification of
much of the younger generation
with the romantic land fantasy
labelled "America" by the ludicrous entertainment industries of
the United States.
What can be done to erradicate
this shameful situation? Should
we  leave  the problem to evolve
"Con you see the moon smiling?"
''Why not—he's smoking a Sweet Cap"
SWEET CAPORAL CIGARETTES
"The purest form In which tobacco can be smoked"
NOW   SHOWING
(/FAMOUS PLAYERS
7 DOWNTOWN    THFATRES
Special student rote on presentattoi
of your student's dim.
CAPITOL
Bette Davis,
Miriam Hopkins
'OLD ACQUAINTANCE'
plus Added Extras
STRAND
—Stage Show-
Ethel Barrymore
in
"THE CORN IS GREEN"
with New York Cast
ORPHEUM
Canadian tfomiere!
"WE DIVE AT DAWN"
pint
"The Falcon and the
Co-Eds"
DOMINION
Olivia De Havilland,
Robert Cummings in
'PRINCESS O'ROURKE'
plus "The Man From
Down Under"
for itself and hope that a Canadian
spirit will come with age?
No, with the coming of age of a
younger generation steeped ln
Americanisms, Canada's hopes of
becoming a distinct nation will
die a-borning. *
Should we attempt to trace the
steps of England and the U.S. on
their path to nationhood? No, the
time is past for our nation to be
born of strife.
One course remains for Canada
to take—a course of conscious premeditated action, a course of vehement propaganda. Healthy, vigorous propaganda must be issued
by the agencies of the people to
direct the Canadian ship of state
midway between Engllst traditionalism and American ostenta-
tiousness.
The raw material of such propaganda has a tremendous potential. Canada stands in a position
of rare insight into both the British and American mentalities.
Never has a country had so opportune a chance to play the role of
a superior offspring of parents of
such colossal stature.
Let   Canada   inherit   from   Bri
tain all that has grown immortal
during the unique pageant of the
centuries of English culture.
From America draw the fire,
hope, ingenuity and ambition of a
young country standing alone,
jealous of its right to forge its
own destiny.
Weave the two heritages into a
background for Canadian living.
Don'} dwell upon their origin.
Accept them both as our own.
Proceed from them unashamed
and confident. Enlist every facility of the country, press, radio and
theatre, to carry out this Emotional Revolution. Let national distinction be read into public and
private architecture. Let a distinctive flag alone constantly remind the public and our own foreign guests of our sovereignty.
Let a Canadian anthem be played
on all appropriate occasions. Let
the immigrant be encouraged to
come and be impressed with his
new rights. And most of all, have
it so not one citizen will hesitate
a moment to answer the question
"Nationality? , . ," with a proud
"Canadian." Tuesday, January 18, 1944-
THE   UBYSSEY
Page Three
King Canute Started It, An Ass Was the First to Die
The Mule And The Web, A Tale
By A FRUSTRATED CADET
• NOW THAT the COTC is renewing its acquaintance, with
the infernal man trap known as
web equipment it is a good time
to clear up several erroneous beliefs commonly held by cadets.
First, web equipment is not the
product of any single demented
mind.  Nor is the contract for its
manufacture held by Essondale.
TRADITION
Web equipment is an old tradition in the British army. It has
been developed through years of
research and experience during
which all developments and modifications showing even faint signs
of practibility have been scrapped
Immediately.
Web Equipment in its present
form was first used by King Canute in his later campaigns, although the gas mask was not added until shortly after the time of
William the Conqueror.
The first Item of web to make
its appearance was used by the
early Britons in 873 BC, to support
the water bottle. This bottle was
somewhat similar to the .modern'
type, except that lt did not leak,
and it seldom contained water.
(Times haven't changed so much).
A few years later a holder for
the bayonet was added, although
in those  days the bayonet was
used without benefit of a rifle.
62LBS<  '.
By the year 432 BC the web was
supporting the full 62 pounds used
today. However, it had manifest
imperfections. It could be assembled by a squad of seven men
in less than four hours, and could
be worn with comfort by a normal
man, provided he had two left
shoulders.
For the next two years improvements were added to such an extent that at one time an entire
army was lost, somewhere under
its web equipment.
Following this tragedy a group
of college professors were assigned
the job of simplifying the equipment. After seventy-nine years of
research they announced their
findings ot the government
The weight ot the equipment
could be reduced to 98 pounds and
the number of pieces to 763. These
Bishop Criticises
Education Trends
• WE MUST develop liberating disciplines which will fit
us to grapple with the savage instincts which have made
a mess of the world, Rev. W. P. Remington, Bishop of Eastern
Oregon, told a meeting of the Vancouver Institute at UBC
during an address on "The Place of Liberal Arts Colleges in
the Post War World".
Bishop Remington deplored the
recent trend ln colleges to contract
education. He declared that education ia "becoming a rung on the
ladder of success,, instead of being
a process of gaining culture.
AGAINST GOV'T CONTROL
"Neither government nor iridus-
try ls to be trusted with education," he said. "They would use
their own methods. They would
use mass production." .
The Bishop compared the world
on which man lives today with
an overbalanced house, in which
technology and science were well
developed foundations, but the
moral and spiritual nature of man
were neglected.
"We must restore sound learning, give back to the Liberal Arts
College Its proper prestige."
"Learning in College ought not
to be merely the accumulation of
data and knowledge without order
and significance," he said, "but a
great currlcular proceeding on the
assumption that lt will have
meaning."
. He    outlined    four    important
stages   in   educational   process:
information,   understanding,   a p-
preciation, and application.
FAULT
He declared that one of the
faults of todays educational system was the tendency to jump
from information to application
without applying understanding
and appreciation.
Bishop Remington, who is in
Vancouver to address the university conference on religion and
life this week at UBC, paid tribute
to science, declaring that man's
covetousness, aggressiveness, and
greediness had prevented the attainment of a high standard of
living which was possible by applying modern science.
Shopping with Mary Ann
O SPORT oxfords ore an absolute must on any college campus and Rae - Son's Mezzanine
Floor at 608 Granville Street is a
college girl's dream fantasy with
their wonderful selection of the
£ mar test in sport shoes . . an economics prof, was asked if he
would mind letting the class out
early so they could go to see the
Harlem Globe Trotters, by a prominent member of the class. The
professor enquired if they were a
basketball team or a ladies chorus
and when the student told him
they were the former, he said the
class could leave but he would
stay . . . ghillie ties and oxfords
are the featured styles, with cuban
heels and a four way colour range
of black, blue, and tan or brown.
With the expert fitting and smart
styling combination that you get
on the Mezzanine Floor, you can
walk in comfort and beauty, so
drop in at 608 Granville when you
happen to be passing.
O YOU get Immediate assurance
of satisfactory service when you
enter the tasteful, beautiful surroundings of the New York Fur
Company, 797 West Georgia. They
suggest that now is the time to
have that ever-precious fur coat
repaired while they can give
prompt attention to it ... an unusual caf decoration was hanging
on the post beside the Gamma
Phi table the other morning. Considerable discussion was devoted
to why it was hung there, and at
v/hat time but any investigation
was abandoned and the dainty
garment was removed before the
lunch hour rush . . . perhaps your
coat has got a little out of style •
snd you aren't as proud of it as
you   once   were.    The   New  York
Fur Company have a lot of good
ideas they will discuss with you
about a remodelling job for your
furs that will bring them to an up-
to-the-minute height of fashion.
*   *   *   •
0 B.M. CLARKE'S Hosiery Shop
is presenting this week an exciting array of slips in exotic taffeta and an array of colours that
makes at least one a match for
your wardrobe. Blue, rose, brown,
brick red, black, and navy ls the
line-up and for form-fitting lines
these slips are really invaluable
. . . from the Varsity Canteen
little airman who had to drink
five cups of coffee and a coke before he got to know a blonde Alpha Phi that he simply had to
meet . . . priced reasonably at
31.95, it would be worth the time
of any slip-conscious co-ed to see
B.M.   Clarke's   at   2517   Granville
Street South at Broadway.
.  *  *  .
0 WHEN YOU can't get a buffalo or bearburger at the Ship
Shape Inn, 1519 West Broadway,
why not try their delicious griddle
cakes and coffee for a snack at
any time of the day and especially
after an evening of fun when
you're ready to totter home to
bed. It's a perlect finish to tho
day . . . when we think of all that
goes on on this campus, and that
this week nothing else we know
is printable In this column but
an old little moron joke or a
basketball player who had all his
shorts dyed bright pink by mistake . . . the Ship Shape Inn is
going to be awfully nice to be in
in a little while, even nicer than
it is now because it will be all
redecorated and still in nautical
theme. It's right at Broadway and
Granville and you just have time
to whip in between transfers.
pieces were held together by 6,348
brass buckles, each of which was
to be polished before every parade.
THE MULE
When King Canute came to tho
throne he attacked the web equipment problem realistically. His
military experts worked out a
system of web with' perfect efficiency. It was first tried on an
army mule.
At first the web hung down on
all sides, but Canute was not dis
couraged. Three divisions worked
eight hours a day for seven years,
piling equipment on the mule.    ,
At the end of that time a squad
of engineers tunneled through to
the mule, and discovered that it
had long since expired. The web
was immediately pronounced a
great success and was issued to
all ranks.
Since that time, except for minor
additions, army web has remained
unchanged.
Phi Kap's Feverish; Bugs
Invade Fraternity Hotf^e
•   SATURDAY night the Phi Kappa Pi fraternity house
was in an uproar when a tall dark haired brother came
in with small red spots all over his face.       '
clenched teeth, "It will be a tough
fight but the Phi,gap* will win
out!". The Beta was referred to
casually as someone who just happened to toddle -m.
Meanwhile all the1 boys feel fine
and have eked out their tune listening to records, playing cards and
catching up on excess we^rk. Harry
Curran, quarantined head of the
Discipline Committee is reportedly
organising innocent card games.
Sunday morning saw their small
red-spotted brother whipped off to
hospital to spend the next three
weeks in the isolation ward.
Quarantine now reigns over the
Phi Kap house interning nine martyred brothers and also a Beta,
for 7 days.
When Interviewed by the Ubyssey, the spokesman for the
worthy brethren proclaimed
bravely through painful sobs and
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THE   UBYSSEY
-Tuesday, January 18, 1944
Varsity Rugger Team Meets  Defeat By Victoria  Army
• VARSITY English Rugger team met a power
far greater than they were
prepared to do battle against
last Saturday afternoon in
Victoria when the Victoria
Army team downed the students in the final Rounsfell
Cup game by a shut-out
score of 27 to nothing.
In a poor game before a fairly
good stand of spectators in MacDonald park in Vlvtorla, the Army
brought out just enough scoring
punch to keep the score  going
steadily   in   their   favour.    Both
teams played a poor game, prob
ably because of the slippery condition of the field, but the winners had the breaks and knew
how to capitalize on them.
The students back field was
working fairly well up to scratch
but failed to get the support they
needed from the scrum when they
needed it the most. On the other
hand the Army back field, working well enough, let their scrum
do most of the horse work.
The game received its official
blessing and kickoff by Brig. Stevens, who started the game at 2:30.
Referee was Lt. Cmd. Davidson,
RCN.
Varsity had to take the defensive almost immediately when the
red-shirts broke through and
threatened to score in the first few
minutes. Norm Cooke gave the
crowd an Inkling of the game he
was to play by snaffling a short
pass seconds before the ball was
scheduled to cross over the line.
This close call gave the Miller
Cup winners some life and the ball
didn't get very far from the centre
line for approximately half of the
first period. Then the students
broke under the pressure. Daizy
Grelg, playing three-quarters for
Army fell over the line to get
Army's first three points, Doug
Peden converted.
Before the half finished Smith
and Gormall had scored for the
Island defenders and Doug Peden
converted on Gormall's trie to
raise the score to 13 to nothing
against the younger team.
The second half featured the
play of the afternoon soon after
the whistle went. Diminutive Cor-
kin, half for the boys ln red,
pulled off a very trlckey running
play to get another three points
for his.team.
.Doug Peden, who was starring
for the team of his present profession lifted the convert kick
from the side-line and placed it
well between the posts for the
finish of the best scoring play ot
the afternoon.
In steady succession the score
rose up higher and higher against
us as time went on. Orelg made
his second trie of' the afternoon
and then Gray* and Stevens each
added a total of three each. Peden, who kicked all the converts
missed these last three chances.
Army had experience, and
weight to waste over Varsity. Except for Keith MacDonald they
towered inches over the heads of
the boys in blue when the line
was formed. Their experience
showed up in the players under
such names as Gormall, Simpson,
Bray, and Sparks in the scrum,
and Chapman, Greig and Peden
in the back field.
At the close of the contest Dr.
Gunning of the Faculty of Applied Science presented Gormall,
captain of the winning team with
the Rounsefell Cup, symbolic of
Club Championship of the Province of British Columbia.
This cup was won by the Naval College last year. There was
quite a good crowd of naval per
sonnel on hand to watch the game
even though they were losing the
cup no matter what happened.
Incidentally they were
cheering for Varaity. The Army
also brought a band along for the
first half of the game. This band
played several tunes for the stands
before the game and then played
the teams onto the field with appropriate tunes for each team.
Art Stilwell.
This Friday Night
• THJ! MUCH HERALDED Intramural Swim Meet will
be held at the YMCA this coming Friday at 8:30 p.m.
A major attraction on the Men's Intramural program, this
meet has been energetically participated in by the students
and for the past two years has been very successful.
As usual, the Greeks expect an As in last year's meet, each team
easy victory over any opposition may enter one man In each event
and between themselves have ac- and 4 men ln the relay. One man
quired  the  'Y*  Pool at various may  enter two  events and the
times this week. relay.
The evenja will be something to Here are the records established
watch  and  will  appear  in  this in previous years which are very
order: good:
30-YARD FREE STYLE. 20-yd. Free Style       9.5"
30-YARD BREAST STROKE 20-yd. Back Stroke     12.0"
20-YARD BACK STROKE 40-yd. Free Style          20.9"
40-YARD FREE STYLE 40-yd. Breast Stroke    24.6"
40-YARD BREAST STROKE 20-yd. Breast Stroke    10.8"
PLUNGE FOR DISTANCE 160-yd. Relay  1' 34.6"
FREE STYLE RELAY (160 yds) This Is one of the best events on
20-YARD UNDERWATER the year's sport list, don't miss it.
Soccer Game
Thursday Aft.
• PLAYING WITHOUT THEIR starry centre forward, Roy
McNeill, Varsity soccer team gave Army a tough battle on
Saturday, but wound up on the losing end of a 4-2 score.
Up to half-time, the teams played an even game and tho score
stood at 2-2. In the second half,
however, the better condition of
the Army team proved decisive
and they managed to get by goalie
Herbie Smith for two goals.
Fred Hole, playing centre forward instead of his usual fullback,
scored Varsity's first goal and
Clem Phllley, playing halfback,
■cored the second.
Herbie Smith played a beautiful
game in goal, staying off many
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Army surges. Petrie played his
usual starry game at centre-half,
and Phllley stood out at halfback.
On Thursday, January 20, at 1:00
p.m. Varsity will play UBC in a
league game on tiie upper field.
This game will be a thriller as
both teams will be trying to prove
Itself champion on the campus.
Slipping through mud and water,
UBC soccer team came close to
defeating the highly-touted west
Coast team at Kerrlsdale Park on
Saturday, but were beaten in the
last few minutes of the game 2-1.
UBC scored first early in the
first half, when Dave Stone pulled
the West Coast defence out and
whipped a pass in to Ken Med-
land. Medland headed to McColl
and McColl put a beautiful shot
into the lower corner of the goal,
UBC maintained the lead into the
second half, when the West Coast
finally broke through and put In
a goal which goalie Gamble couldn't possibly stop. Ten minutes
from the end, with UBC fighting
to regain the lead, West Coast
again broke through and put the
game on Ice.
UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE
Hrs.: 9 ajn. to 8 pjn^ Saturdays 9 ajn. to noon
LOOSE LEAF NOTE BOOKS, EXERCISE BOOKS AND
SCRIBBLERS
AT REDUCED PUCES
Graphic Engineering Paper, ltok>gy Paper
Loose Leaf ReMIs, Fountain Pens and Ink
and Drawing Instruments
. . . Scares Harlem
Co-Ed   Sports
• THERE ARE Uttle spirits, big
spirits, rationed spirits, and
happy spirits. The last are to be
found in the Keep Fit classes.
These spirits came in with the New
Year's resolutions.
The first Keep Fit classes played
badminton and table tennis. No
organized games were played but
partners were changing often and
everyone kept her own score. Tho
girl with the highest score was
awarded a prize.
Ways were soon discovered of
going aftef the prize. The faster
they played the more points they
made per minute. Even though
they often lost very high scores
were turned in.
This may not have been the original Idea of the competition but
everyone who used this method
had lots of exercise and plenty of
fan.
If we had a PJC. department
with equipment of all types,*think
of all the nice fun we could have
with that equipment in the Keep
Fit classes.
Friday night's basketball games
at the Normal school gym indicate that Lady Luck has temporarily deserted U.B.C.'s co-ed
teams.
Varsity Senior B women lost to
Boeings in a freak battle featuring
exhibitions of rugby, soccer and a
little basketball. A basket by
Boeings during the last minute of
the game broke Varsity's one-point
lead and gave the game to the war
workers with the score at 23-92.
The Varsity Intermediate A's
went down before Ryersons in
the opening tussle of the night.
The score was 25-10, with Colleen
Brandon, Delphine Segur and
Donna Meldrum scoring for the
Varsity team,
If at first you don't succeed, try,
try again, but not the same girl.
There's an invention on the market now that will make a woman's
kiss taste like an orange. What
we've been waiting for is a guy
who can make an orange taste
like a woman's kiss.
Van. Island
Visited By
Reporter
By JIM SCHATZ
• AS THE BOAT pulled away
from the Vancouver wharf
last Friday night and headed for
Victoria there were about one and
a half dozen representatives of the
University of British Columbia
on board.
Their mission was to try and defeat the Victoria Army team of
English rugby. It is with sadness
that I relate that their mission
failed.
Everyone was nearly asleep
when the boat left Vancouver a*
the boys were really Intent on
bringing the mug home. When
the boat arrived in Victoria a
timely little fellow had to wake
us all up and even had to chase
some of the fellows off the steamer when the sleeping hours had
passed.
After depositing bags and baggage in the room in the Empress
we split up into groups and went
om for a good breakfast. The
morning was spent by most of the
fellows lazily in the hotel room.
It is rather queer how tense the
air in such a room can get. Although no one would admit it I
really believe that every player
knew that it was a very tough
enemy that they were up against.
After a little relaxation the boys
would wander in and out of headquarters to have a look at the
town.
This was the first stop-over in
Victoria for me in the range of
my limited memory and the things
I saw really made me scratch my
head and open my ayes.
Victoria is a city on Vancouver
Island aa I already knew but it
is not like the fair city of Vancouver. The thing I liked about
the place was its presentation of a
wide variety of food. There are
quite a number of places where
one can get choice French Mexican, English and many other
exclusive foods not found in Vancouver. The buildings are brighter
and more artistic than those in
Vancouver and they are more
centrally located than those over
here.
Yes, Victoria was a little better
than some pictures that I have pictured of lt. Yet, some things real,
ly made me smile. The streecars
are pint size when compared with
th ones In Vancouver. There are
some of the regulation size cars
but these seem ridiculous, too,
when they are placed beside the
definitely more ridiculous "Tooner-
ville trolleys."
At ten o'clock, it is true, some
There once was a maiden of Slam
Who   said   to   her   lover,   young
Kiam
"If you kiss me, of course
You will have to use force—
But   God  knows  you're stronger
than I am."
Gym Packed For
Harlem Exhibition
• FINEST BASKETBALL show of the season was Harlem
Globe Trotters and their brilliant exhibitions in Vancouver last week. Varsity students marvelled at the tricky
antics and smooth ball-handling of the ebony hoopsters in
their contest with the Varsity Thunderbirds on the campus
last Friday noon.
While the Thunderbirds were at
the advantage in the opening stages
of the game, they swished In several baskets and even the famous
coach, manager, and owner, Abe
Saperstein was Jittery on the
bench as the students built up a
14-7 lead in the first quarter.
So Abe says, "Take a couple,
Bernie." And big Bernle Price
nods, and runs in ten points in the
next five minutes while his brethren hold the Blue and Gold boys
to a mere singleton. Duke Cumberland was also impressive, bouncing the ball six feet high as he
brought it up the floor, then flipping a shot clean through the hoop
from the centreline.
Again ln the third canto, Bemio
Price shovelled in some pretty setups to bring his score up to 22.
Evidently this is enough for ode
player in a game, so he took it
easy for the rest of the game. Surprising as it may seem the Thunderbirds came back into the fight
in the last period, outscoring the
Harlemites 6-5.
The Harlem Globe Trotters
showed plenty of skill as far
as showmanship goes too. Although the Darkies didn't do
much of the fancy stuff at tho
Varsity Matinee, they went to
town at the feature games at VAC
gym. Their football play, using
a basketball as the weapon, and
their baseball play where little
Al Price tries to stretch a three-
bagger into -a homer were sensational.
Duke Cumberland gave one easy
lesson on how to spin a basketball
on the finger tip. And all of the
players seamed exceptional in the
art of deceiving their checks in
passing the ball. In the Varsity
game, Duke Cumberland and Babe
Devastating Dolly says no matter
how small they build apartments
newlyweds can always manage to
squeeze in them.
of the streets are scheduled to roll
up. Some business places like
eating joints, fruit shops and
smoke counters actually closed
their doors sharp at ten o'clock.
On Saturday Night!! 1
Another thing that made me
stand and wonder was the speed
of the traffic. No one, except anyone on a bicycle goes faster than
15 miles per.
The porter of the hotel did not
like the Idea of one of the boys
crawling through the transom to
retrieve the key when we returned
after the game. He did look odd
half way through it.
There was a young man of Quebec
Who was frozen in snow to his
neck;
When asked, "Are you friz?"
He replied, "Yes I Is,
But  we  don't  call  this cold  in
Quebec.'*
NOTICE: An Important meeting
of the Rowing Club will be held
at 12:30 on Thursday. All members are requested to be present.
NOTICE: Will any person who,
around December 1st, took wide-
brimmed, brown, heavy felt hat,
with Initials E.A.S. stamped on
inner band, from Caf cloak rack,
kindly return same to Caf rack
or to Pub office.
Pressley got together to keep llttlo
"Peanut" Weber guessing by shoving the ball between his legs and
bouncing it off his head.
Here are the scores. All they
show is that Bernle Price is every
bit as good as they say he is, and
also that Art Stilwell was hot for
the Thunderbirds, although he was
> really much hotter than his score
would Indicate for he turned ln
a brilliant performance as a play
maker and a key defence man.
HARLEM: A. Price 5, B. Price
22, Davis 1, Pressley, Wright,
Sharp, Cumberland 8. Total 86.
VARSITY: Robertson 4,.Stilwell
6, Sykes 5, Franklin 2, Johnson I,
Bakken 4, McLeod, McGeer, Weber, Woodhouse 2,'Scott 2. Total 27.
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