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The Ubyssey Nov 12, 1943

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Tawny Belles Tow
Tugs At Hi -Jinks
No. 15
Inter-Class Fights Break Qui
Suspect Organized     Battle Of Pubsters vs.
Group Behind Riots Hies »«££»»,
• OPEN RIOTING between the three faculties at UBC
broke out Wednesday, touched off by Arts '46 elections
in Arts 100. Fights began between Arts and Science in the
Arts Common Room and spread throughout the campus before the day was out, resulting in the closing of lectures and
two complaints from the faculty.
Evidence points to an organized
group of students on the campus
who are attempting to stir up
trouble. Fights have been scheduled and carried out according to.
orders from some "authority".
So far, no serious injuries have
been reported, although the brawls
reached a. point on Wednesday
v/hen normal biter-class rivalry
was no longer the issue.
Students taking part ln the fights
are mostly in the lower years, although a few seniors have been
seen taking part
Several seniors attempted to stop
the battles Wednesday and succeeded in moving the scene of
action outside the buildings. Fight-
big broke out around noon and
stopped for awhile for 1:30 lectures.
The battle was continued later
on in the afternoon around the
Aggie Common Room, when the
noise and commotion reached such
a height that lectures near thc
scene had to be stopped.
Men in the three uniforms of
Canada's armed forces were in the
thick of the fray throughout, in
direct violation of military regulations. ,
Lt.-Col. G. M. Shrum, officer
commanding, COTC, warned members of the corps Wednesday that
students in army uniform participating in the fights would be disciplined.
Administration officials told the
Ubyssey Friday that the matter
was a student affair entirely. The
responsibility rests with student
government, they said.
Student officials had no comment
to make Friday other than a statement from Bob Whyte. "If the
disturbances are organized the Discipline Committee will take action," said Whyte.
Friday noon, Science stayed eut
of a battle between Arts and Aggie students. Artsmen surrounded
the Aggie building and after Invading the Aggie stronghold several
times, dragged three Aggies out
and took them to the Arts Common
One was placed on a window sill,
feet in and body out and then subjected to lunch bucketfulls ot
• MRS. AUSTIN Taylor
presented a plaque to
Alan Eyre, chairman of the
WAC, who accepted it on behalf of the student body of
the university, for their contributions to the Red Cross
during the last four years.
The art work on the plaque,
vhich is in the form of a blue
and gold shield on a white background,  was  done  voluntarily.
At the top of the shield Ls the
university crest and motto, and
below it is an excerpt from "Mrs.
Miniver." In the middle of the
shield are the figures of the a-
mounts contributed by the students for the years 1940, 1941, 1942,
1943, followed by a latin quotation.
The council ha recommended
that the plaque be hung on the
wall outside the council office.
On Campus
By Nov, 15
• WOLFISH engineers
have to wait no longer.
The great event, for which
they have been yearning, is
only a few days away, for
the date set by the publishers
for the distribution of the
Student Directory is around
November 15.
This year copies will be free,
and will be given out by the Mamooks in the quad.
Under serious difficulties, the
Directory has been compiled by
its long-working staff in an a-
nuizingly short time. In fact, the
staff were so long-working that
the Students Council threatened,
more than once, to kick them out
of the Alma Mater office.
The problems which had to be
met will be realized when the
is viewed. It's almost as long as
the main body.
The editorial staff seemed very
interested to know if many of the
students of this university had ever had writing lessons. They rather doubted it, after deciphering
2,400- cards. In many cases, they
were absolutely stumped, and n
noted authority on heirogliphics
had to be called In to help.
The cover this year will be red
and black. This fact has nothing
whatsoever to do with the fact
that red is the colour of Science.
• COMMERCE men and
women will swing to the
music of Johnny Shorts' recordings tonight at their informal party.
Students of other faculties are
invited providing they leave their
appetites behind, as there is only
enough food for seventy-five
.Arrangements have been made
by the Commerce Club executive,
under secretary Phyllis Morgan,
for the party to be held in the
Brock, from 8:30 to 1:00. (
There will be a small charge of
twenty-five cents to cover costs.
There will be examination
papers at Christmas ln all yean
and for all subjects. In connection with the examinations
the following dates have been
Last Day of lectures—Tuesday,
December 7th
Examinations commence—Friday, December 10th
Examinations   end—Saturday,
December 18th.
Students writing Supplemental Examinations should apply
for application forms at the
Registrar's Office.
•   THIS WEEK saw the culmination of an epic battle of
wits which has been raging in the basement of the Brock
since the beginning of the term.
The war started when Pubsters, _
annoyed by the large number of
Acting on this assumption they
flies violating the sacred precincts proceeded   to   attack  the  enemy
of the hall of Thoth, set about whe„ever   possible.    During   the
finding a method of exterminating. next few weekf uvenl yjgdou,
or   otherwise   disposing   of,   the hand to hand combats were fought,
insects. bul  „|Wough  several cubs were
ESSENTIAL INDUSTRY never seen again, the numbers of
At first the theory was advanced Insects were undiminished.
that the flies were attracted by Finally the situation became so
the magnetic personalities of the serious that the Pub's foremost
senior editors. This hypothesis had genius, the great JT applied his
to be abandoned when the editors gigantic mentality to the problem,
lefused to resign on the grounds In his usual lightning-like fash-
that they were essential to the ion JT waa back In a few weeks
publication. with the answer. A shiny new roll
Defeated in the first round, the of fly paper appeared in the Pub,
followers of Thoth refused to be Tne ^ ^^ has been up for
downhearted.   Perhaps,   they        ,. , _     , .    ..  .
iU      .„,.. ,.       , - three days now.   To date it has
thought,  they could make up for
their mental deficiencies by super-        snared  about  one  hundred  flies,
ior physical prowess. six reporters, and one editor.
CCF To Form Gov't
Of Mock Parliament
•   CCF, led by Jim Wilson, was chosen to form a government at the Mock Parliament, to be held November 17,
at an election meeting sponsored by the Parliamentary Forum
last Tuesday.
—^—^—^—■— WiLson — CCF, Yorke — Labour
, Democrat,   Raphael—Liberal,   and
0m     TLft    g   #*§•»#•*,« Cowan—Progressive   Conservative,
I NIC    ViWlTiiTiO spoke five minutes each outlining
their platforms during the meeting
After the speeches, a vote was
^^m^^^^^^^^^^^^^m^^^       taken.   Gaining 81 out of a total
of 220 votes cast, Wilson will control 25 seats in the Mock Parlia-
. ,     ,                 „   „            , ment, and Cowan, polling 76 vote3,
uish, dot and tail, frequently em- .,, ,     , .,              ...       .     ,  _ io
.  . .   , will lead the opposition, having 18
ployed, altogether helpful, but, we .
begin to feel, somewhat overused, ^^ receiving 39 ,votes has
although not, as one might think,       12 seatfi. and Yorke wUh ^ votM
impossibly abused, mark of punc-       hag 9 geats ,n ^ house
tuation'    • Prime Minister J. R. Wilson said
The comma, after all, Is common. that he would announce the forrna.
but that, In Itself, is not, per se, tion of his cabinet next Tuesday.
anything against it.   Many of the party caucusus were held yester-
common, everyday, frequent helps jay
are  sturdy, fundamental,  weight- Lcgllllatlon lo ^ lntniueei by
bearing    stones   of    constructive, |he ccp ^ ^ m ^ ^
helpful, forward-looking living. rf a bm £of ^ ^^^0^ of
One,   however,   Is,   periodically, fina,,^ inactions and a bill for
reminded  that  some  writers,  not ^ contervation of cIolh.
all, but some, use the comma with-
'      ±   , /   . ,,ill Prof. F. G. C. Wood, honorary
out restrain .   A little comma sense ^ ^ ^
(pardon!)   in   writing   is  helpful. glon of ^ Mock Parliament  b
Too   many  commas are  like  too reading ^ ^ ^ ^
much salt Ln chowder-the excess at ^ Wednegday ^ in lh„
camouflages the true flavor. Main L(junge of Bfock Hal,   Jflck
Hetherington, the Forum's president, will be the speaker of the
•   THE        COMMA   everyone knows is a small, curlic-
• THERE have been too
many infractions of the
rule that all signs posted on
any University notice board
must have the Mamooks'
stamp on them, according to
Bill Stewart of the Mamooks.
The only posible exception to
this ruling are the posters put up
by the major clubs of the Campus
which have a certain place assigned to them in the quad and the
notices concerning last years books
for sale or other miscellaneous
subjects which are posted by students'in the Common rooms.
However if a club goes down
to the Mamooks room in the South
end of the Brock, and makes its
own signs down there, the Mamook stamp does not need to be
on the poster, but in this case,
the Student Council stamp should
appear on It.
New Donors
Needed For
Red Cross
• HAVE you ever saved a
man's life? Here is your opportunity. The Red Cross
Blood Donor Clinic is in
need of additional names for
the donor list.
Both men and women students
are urged to take advantage of this
opportunity to do something really worthwhile for the war effort.
The procedure is absolutely painless and takes only an hour. Students signing will only be called
upon every four months, This system insures complete convenience
and will not inturupt studies in
any way.
Students may register with the
clinic by writing to 625 W. Hastings
Street, or by telephoning MArine
• HAVE YOU ever heard of the Ogopogo, the mysterious
monster that lives in the depths of the Okanagan Lake?
After making a gruelling cross-country run-swim-flight, it
will make its first public appearance at the WUS Hi-Jinks
in the Gym on Monday night, November 15, at 6:30 p.m.
This curious creature will conga
merrily to the accompaniment of
an all-Freshette rhythm band.
Ogie will also join the bathing
beauty contest and all potential
til* Bfe/~\{|      l^/tfifi        Miss Varsity aspirants should take
maqj* ijOJiri       ,pisto1 packwM°mma'wiu**
rendered by the Roadhouse Ramblers of Second Year Arts, but the
Toronto - (CUP) -The National       other classes are keeping their en-
Federation of Canadian University       tertainment a secret as they are
Students, an organization, of which       afrai^   «»y   will   stop   the   girls
the wartime campus has become       from coming out.
quite unconscious, is to be recog- Although there will be no males
nized during the Fifth Victory to admire the shapely forms and
Loan campaign as the contributor pretty faces, the girls should try,
of 1500, the amount of its reserve as best they can, to dress as they
bank fund. After the war, the would on a balmy summer day.
money will again be at the disposal Phyl Bishop, lovely WUS presi-
of N.F.C.U.S. to revive the struc- dent, has guaranteed that there
ture it built up in the pre-war will be an extra degree or two of
years. heat   to   keep   the   girls   from
Claiming to be the "only official       freezing,
body truly representative of Can- Ten tiny tugboats will be towed
adian student's," the organization across the floor ln a thrilling race
held its last bi-annual meeting in daring the evening. The winner
December, 1939 at McGill Univers- of this endurance ordeal will be
Ity. There were gathered represen" given a slug of Imported, unchlor-
tatives from the }6 member colleges Inated water (straight), to revive
across Canada—from Dalhousie In       net,
Halifax  to U.B.C. in Vancouver. Contrary to previous announce-
At it, they discussed the various ment, there will be no admission
committees' reports, and planned charge. All those who attend are
a further program of activity. requested to wear soft-soled shoes.
To date, N.F.C.U.S. had chiefly
sponsored the Canadian University
Press, had organized considerable        1J •       ■% **4-Z***+
inter-collegiate debating, and had IvtSlK/t WtlOfl
arranged for student exchange on
scholarship basis. These, and other
accomplishments, were to be expanded; but the conference in 1939
proved the last for the duration.
Less than a year later a bulletin
was sent out to all N.F.C.U.S. representatives stating that all regular activities of the Federation
were to be suspended for the time
being. Wartime exigencies took
executive members into the services and elsewhere.
Xmas Work
>en Now
Christmas work has begun, and students who are
interested are asked to register early.
Registration started on November 8 and will continue on every
school-day until November 19. It
must be noted that those who
register early will get the more
desirable jobs and will receive
their permits to work much earlier.
In registering, the student should
state on his form the time that
he or she expects to be free to
go to work. (Christmas exams end
December 18). He or she must
register in his correct age group:
18 or under, 19 to 21, 22 or over.
National Selective Service officials have informed the Bureau
that every student must have a
permit allowing him or her to
work in any position during the
Christmas holiday period.
Information concerning these permits may be obtained at the Employment Bureau.
Christmas holiday work is, for
the most part, Post Office and department store work. If any students have done this sort of work
before they are asked*to note It
on their registration form.
Students are reminded of the
University Employment Bureau
hours: 12:45 to 1:30, 3:30 to 4:30.
University Church
Service Sponsored
By SCM on Nov. 14
• A   UNIVERSITY  church   service,   sponsored   by the  SCM,
i:; being hald at West Point Grey
United Church (8th and Tolmie>
on Sun. Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
The theme is "Todays Challenge
to the Christmas Student. Kay
Halpln, Harry Penny and Jim Williams are in charge of the service.
The Glee Club is acting as the
choir for the occasion.
Of Batten
Is Rejected
• SASKATOON, November   11—(CUP)—The
resignation of Chuck Batten,
resident music directorate at
the University of Saskatchewan, was rejected by the
Students Representative
Council at a special meeting.
Batten's resignation, tendered to
the council last week, was rejected
on the following grounds:
"That criticism launched by the
administration towards the activities of the music directorate does
not constitute a lack of confidence
in the policies and activities of the
M. D. on the part of the SRC."
Secondly, quoting from the wire,
"unwarrented Interference by the
administration in clearly student
affairs and activities does not
meet with the approval of the
Lastly, "that any official criticism of any student directorate
will be presented through the
Batten's resignation followed,
"criticism which I felt to be both
unwarranted and unbearable."
In his statement to the Council
he said he had continually encountered opposition and criticism
which left no other course of action open to him.
He further stated that the activities of the Music Directorate had
been labelled as unsulted to the
type of music which should be
fostered in the University.
Batten was granted permission
to continue with his arrangement
for an operetta by the unanimous
consent of the SRC.
Serious Situation
Of Sweater Starved
Sciencemen Solved
• SCIENCEMEN will soon
be blossoming forth in
their traditional red sweaters
which, owing to wartime
shortages, were noticeably
absent last year.
Through the efforts of Bob
Davidson arrangements have been
made with Jantzen to supply either
crew necked pullover or zippered
cardigans to sweater starved engineers.
Orders should be placed at the
AMS office as soon as possiblle,
as there will be some delay in
Betting the order filled. The price
Ls $4.50, payable in advance. Page Two
Friday, November 12, 1943
•    From The Editor's Pen
» » »
Student Disturbances
Disturbances which have caused lectures to be dismissed because of the impossibility of carrying on above the uproar in
the halls, have disrupted studies for the past
three days. Inter-faculty fights, common
every year, but increased this year far past
their normal sway, have risen to such a
pitch that some executive action is
This is purely student responsibility, and
any case of passing the buck will lead to
disastrous circumstances if immediate action
is not taken.
It is believed that the frays have been
instigated by members of the freshman, and
lower years. However, it is virtually impossible to pin the guilt upon any single
individual. We have not an organization
large enough or with enough power to cover
every angle of the case.
Council promises disciplinary action by
the. committee formed for that purpose. But
discipline will only be meted out if there is
evidence of organization of the riotf snd
This is the time for the Discipline Committee to prove its value as a student organ.
Students have been reprimanded for flipping
for cokes in the Caf, but when a major disturbance arises, the committee refuses to
act unless there is proof of organization.
Organization or no, here is a situation
which is interrupting studies. Much ill-feeling will be caused, both on the campus and
in downtown circles when the news reaches
them. We need action.
However, the Discipline Committee
cannot be expected to be represented at
every scene of a fight. There are not enough
members, for one thing, to cover the whole
campus, and the handful of men and women
is not strong enough to break up a large
The students themselves must assist in
quelling these riots. The whole job cannot
be foisted upon the shoulders of a few. It
is the responsibility of every mature person
on the campus to do all in his power to stop
these children.
For it is pure childishness to carry on
these fights. They must be stopped immediately. Ringleaders must be punished in
some way, the method of punishment is
under the jurisdiction of the Discipline
The students who are at the root of this
trouble must be made to realize that their
presence here is a favor granted them by
the taxpayers and government officials who
have allowed them deferments. Is this any
way to repay the allowances granted the
students who are treated as intelligent citizens, potential leaders of our country?
...By Denis
• ONCE every two years,
regularly, when my personal
junk begins to creep in like
undergrowth in a jungle, and
odds and ends of papers,
books, letters start to peep
out at the edges of my bulging drawer, I resign myself
to my fate and have a one-
man "clean-up".
Over a period of years a method
has' developed from the madness
of cleaning up. The method is
simple. Take the offending drawer to the middle of a large floor
and dump the contents. Sit on a
comfortable cushion beside the pile
and begin to sort out the grain
from the chaff.
• Pile everything that is abso-
lutley necessary to your right, and
everything you don't need to your
left. Any article that is on the
borderline just throw behind you.
Sheets of paper or letters that are
useless roll up in tight ball and
throw into a far corner.
It invariably works out that the
pile to your right dwarfs the
others, but then just scoop it up
along with the pile behind you
and try to work the drawer back
into its place again.
It is swell system, but it doesn't work. I've tried it since I can
remember and it hasn't worked
yet. There is no reason why it
wil lever work. But it is the best
way to spend an afternoon, reliving old memories and grimacing at
gosh-awful photographs of what
you once were.
• It is surprising how immature
and gawkish the relics of the
near past appear when you look
them over from a purely impersonal standpoint. Memos and
acrapbooks all take on a sort of
eerie glow and the mistakes show
up like a neon sign in a dimout.
For instance I can reach into my
drawer and after a determined
fight come up with the first column 1 ever wrote, about four
years ago. It is always good for
a laugh. 1 can reach for one
written last ycar, and it is now
good only for a chuckle. I wonder just how long it will be before
I can come across this one in some
corner and grin sheepishly over
its rough edges.
The photographs that you
thought were so good at the time
they were taken, say five years
ago. now look like a poor '•still"
of a movie seen in a bad light.
If you don't believe me, go home
and dig up an old picture of yourself, and if you don't laugh, brother, your just plain conceited.
• ALL,the old letters that have
.somehow survived clean-ups
and moves seem to be pathetically
humcrous. The ancient Christmas
cards evoke a musty kind of a
laugh. And here and there you
will find a momento that will
make  you   pause   and   think   until
Shopping  with Mary Ann
December   31st,    New    Year's
Eve, the night for glamour, romance, and resolutions. But for
romance then it takes a resolution — the resolution to make
your self glamourous best. Lydia
Margaret Lawrence, fashion designer, is all set with smart ne*v
ideas for formal or informal ....
the Alpha Phi pledge party was
nn occation for at least four people
when an Alpha Phi senior and
president of Pan-Hell wore the Phi
Kap pin of the blond, curly haired
Commerce Senior from Calgary,
and a blonde alum, last year
an assistant to a Psych, prof, got a
beautiful diamond from a tall
blond  Kappa  Sig.    They   plan   to
be married at Christmas	
imagine a gown of heavy gold lace
with daringly low neckline over
shimmering black satin, the lace
caught up at tho hem line to show
the black slip peeping out. Black-
eyed Susan is the name for this
Lawrence creation designed in the
Lydia Margaret Lawrence studio
in the Arts and Crafts building, 576
of walking around the campus
these beautiful autumn days and
Raeson's Clever Floor, 608 Granville Street, has all the material
to make the walk-happy co-ed
even happier. A smart blue moc-
cassin-style loafer is especially eye-
appealing as well as having lots of
practical value a Psi U had
a very confusing evening at the
Psi U pledge party; after being
slightly swacked during the early
l>art of the evening he came out of
the fog to find himself pitching
woo in the right corner with the
wrong woman an entirely
new idea for campus footwear te
the flat heeled brown oxford with
exciting hook fastener tie and walled toe. Any shoe model from
Rae-Son's clelver floor comes at
the standard price of $5.95.
any time but especially so
when the air is getting crisp. Wilson's Glove and Hosiery Shopu,
575 Granville, have made thorough
preparation with their superlatively smart pigtex handsewn
gloves in navy and black for $2.95
 the season might be spring
the way the diamonds are flashing around, this time its pretty
dark sophomore, a member of
last year's Red Cross chorus, who
is engaged to an army lieutenant
 for glamour beneath  as
well as on top, see the satin stripe
panties in tearose and white for
89c at Wilson's. You'll feel dressed
from the skin out .... a cute
blond freshette in the Mus Soc
room was very worried after she
she jubilantly announced she had
a blind date for the Kappa Sig
pledge party. The Mus Soccers
convinced her she would really
be in for a wild and wooly evening but she's determined to go
and find out for her self.
you suddenly find yourself starting out the window.
But of all the heirlooms of the
not too distant past that 1 ever
came across, 99% of them made me
laugh. I can't help it. The past
looks so funny. I didn't have that
opinion at the time, rather I can
lemember'a given year, say 1939,
when I felt rather good and
figured that I had just about
reached perfection. That was thc
year I failed grade 10. It was no
joke at the time, but in 1943 I
laugh and chuckle and think what
a droop I  was then.
I start to walk with a lighter
step than necessary, I stop to think
what my actions will look like
live years hence. If I looked silly
in the past, then I must be acting
just as goofy now.
In 1948 I will look back at pictures, and letters, and columns of
1943 and sit on the floor and laugh
and show them to any person
available and say: "Look at me
there! What a horrible mess,
read this, "What a heluva thing
to write!" There isn't anything I
can do about it but resign myself
to the fate of being an eternal ya
hoo,  and  then keep  that  fact  in
Not that I don't realize that
things move fast, and that what
is good today is bad tomorrow. I
just would like some people to
keep the fact in mind that they
are not perfect specimens of this
or any other age.
• IF anyone who has persevered
this far down the page has
the idea that he or she has escaped the universal fate of being
a yahoo, droop, jerk, or backwoodsman at least twice hourly .since
birth, then, I would advi:;e a look-
see into the family album. A close
study of the contents should raise
the hair and lower thc ego.
It is a fact that there are a number of these lordly people about,
as a glance at the gargoyles that
cluster about a caf sorority table
will prove. It is, however, gratifying to see that the self made
licrfect .specimens are very much
in  the minority.
Even so, they needn't wait for 5
years until cleaning out past mo-
mementos to see they are only
droops along with the rest of us,
A little insight now would be just
as good. Although not half as
Issued twice weekly by the Students'   Publication   Board  of   the
Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia.
Offices Brock Hall
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Senior Editors
Tuesday Editor .... John Tom Scott
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Sports Editor   Chuck Claridge
News Manager   Marion Dundas
Photographer  Art Jones
• LACK of a college spirit
on our campus is often
pointed out and discussed. It
is deplored and the blame
for the condition is fixed now
here, now there.
The fact that our university is
young and has few traditions is
given as one reason.
It Is true that we have few traditions. We could have had more.
Some activities have been deleted
from campus life sometimes by
the fear that some tax-payer or
other would be annoyed at them;
sometimes by lack of student intelligent student leadership.
• The war is given as a present
lack of a college spirit.   It is
said that students' time for activ-
ites other than academic and military is too limited.
The war has affected some students in still another way.
A stigma has begun to be attached to students taking Arts. The
effect of this is that a few of the
lesser souled Artsmen don't like
to admit that they are Artsmen.
Apparently educated men are no
longer necessary.
• THE UBYSSEY comes in for
its share of blame.   The paper
is criticised for not adeqately printing thc news of activities.
Reporters' time is limited as
n uch as it that of any other student. If the lesser clubs or groups
feel that they should have more
publicity, it is for them to come
to the paper, not for the paper to
come to them.
The underlying cause of the lack
of a student spirit is that UBC does
not have any real competition with
other universities. Competition
always creates an espirit de corps,
without it, there is seldom an esprit de corps.
We can't talk a college spirit into being. If it is created, it will
If st only as long as do those who
create it. It must come into being
of itself.
NOTICE: The Health Service
wishes to remind those students
who are to have X-Rays that the
appointments start this Monday,
November 15, 1943.
When she /covet you f o freeze
In the sfrMf-corner breeze!
Till your c/of/ie* come fo f—l popeMhln,
Don't work up a hate
Which will ruin your date —
And that'e when a Sweet Cop fit$ In I
"The purest form in which tobacco can be smoked"
NBC Adds "Hail
UBC to College
Songs Library
• THAT GREAT opus, "Hail
UBC." will be added to the
National Broadcasting Company's
Ubrary of college songs.
Last Monday's council meeting
granted the company license to
record on electrical transcriptions,
and to perform, and to license
others to perform for broadcasting
purposes, and to radio broadcast
the musical work entitled;
'"Hail UBC,' words and music
by Harold King."
Freshmen to Debate
With Vic. College}
Elimination Nov. 25
Elimination debates for the selection of a team to represent UBC
in the freshman debate with Victoria College will be held at noon,
Thursday, November 25,th In Arts
All freshman Interested In debating with Victoria College who
have not as yet communicated with
Jim Wilson, vice-president of the
Parliamentary Forum, are requested to do so immediately.
Woo*'    c***
sans i
Have a "Coke" s Come, be blessed and be happy
"Coke"« Coca-Cola
It's natural for popular names to
acquire friendly abbreviations. That's
why you bear Coca-Cola called "Coke"
.. .or how to break the ice in Iceland
Have a "Coif, "says the Canadian soldier in Iceland, and in
three words he has made a friend. It works in Reykjavic as
it does in Regina. 'round the globe Coca-Cola stands for
the pause that refreshes—has become the ice-breaker between
kindly-minded strangers.
high-sign    664 Friday, November 12, 1943
• Reviewing
The Plays
. by Art. Jones
scored another hit with
their Christmas Plays this
year. The responsibility for
this rested chiefly on Maxwell Anderson's "Miracle On
The Danube."
The other plays were good, for
the most part, but this latter held
a student audience in absolute
, silence until the last ruffle of the
curtain had closed—That is truly
an accomplishment.
One of Ihe chief reasons for the
success of this production was the
play itself. It, however, could not
have been a hit unless it had the
polish that comes only with competent direction. Here that "Certain Something" was attained under the guiding influence of Miss
Dorothy Somerset and her assistant, Allan Ainsworth.
The story was of the trial of a
certain German officer, played by
James Argue, a newcomer to the
campus. Argue carried the weight
of the play, and bore up wonderfully under it. It was a hard
dramatic part and no end of praise
is due him.
The supporting cast also turned
in a top notch performance from
start to finish. Peter Ajello who
played "The Stranger", "Passing
of the Third Floor Back" type of
character, was notable. Ajello suited this part perfectly, and again
the director should be complimented on the excellent casting of the
Also noteworthy were: Gerald
Newman, as the hard-hearted and
ruthless "General Merck", complete with an unfaltering acceni;
Jack Duffus as a cynical and
shrewd major; Chester Taylor,
Maury Sager, and Drummond
The lighting and properties workers should also be complimented
on their handling of this production.
The timing with which the flashbacks in the play were executed,
was perfect.
(directed by Nancy 3ruce)
Offered the comedy relief of the
evening in a short two scene play
of comparison of the views of
young ladies of 1812 and 1943 on
the time-old" subject of "Love."
Peggy McCall, another newcomer
tc the club, was priceless as the
prim,, old maid, "Mistress Darcy"
of the first scene. Her line: "Marriage is the Only Honourable
Career for a Lady," brought on
cheers and a deserved round of applause on leaving the stage.
Line after line drew a bigger
response from the student audience, who somehow managed to
find some underlying meaning
'and remark on it) in practically
everything that was said. Milly
Lou and her "lithp," played by
Josephine Conley, was wonderful.
The second scene jumps forward
to 1943. The setting, the same except for a few pieces of modern
furniture and more ivy on the
wall of the set. (Ingenious, these
stage crew members!)
The girls of 1812 now have their
modern counterparts, and in place
of fluffy dresses and bonets, "To
hide   one   from   the   complexion -
Page Three
Active, Busy Men
and Women
7   J   »•
:S2.50 to 75.00
The  Values
6 Coeds'
Pep Meet
• SIX DYNAMIC co-eds,
packing plenty of pulchritude, will have Varsity
rolling in the aisles at a rich
and rare pep meet, scheduled for Tuesday, November
23, prior to the Arts-Aggie
Moxon, first year student, has
lined up five lovely cohorts— Annette Campbell, Pat Chenoweth,
Booty Hebb, Lib Nation and Casey
King— and is putting them
through their paces for the big
The chorines' costumes arc
guaranteed to send the audience
—according to Dot. they are brief
in all the right places. A band,
at present unidentified, will be
on hand for the occasion.
The show goes in at 12:30 and
will last till 1:30, providing the
riot squad doesn't get there first.
NOTICE: Musical Society Recorded Programs. Everyone (men and
women) is welcome.
"Marche Slav" by Tchaikovsky.
" 'Fifth', New World" by Dvorak.
"The Sorcer's Apprentice" by
"Bolero" by Ravell.
"Danse Macabre" by Saint-Saens.
Overture to "Tanhauser" by
ruing rays of the sun" brief play
clothes and sun suits. The effect
of four curvatious girls cavorting
on the stage in this manner
brought obvious response from the
Sciencemen present. Especially
noteworthy in this respect and
others, including their mercinary
views on marriage, were Joan Anderson and Marion Roberts.
"Lithping" Milly Lou now has
given way to a stuttering and
whistling "Mug", played by Ruth
Fleishman. The audience finally
caught on to her whistling and did
the last one in the play with her.
Another line which literally stole
the show was Peggy Friths "It's a
man!" when a lover came calling
Heather Blundell also turned in
a good performance as the lovable
and very modern "Miss Darcy."
Apart from a few noticeable slips
in  lines  and  audible  promptings,
the play went over very well for
one of its type.
It seems to be of the general
opinion that the Players Club bit
off just a bit more than it could
chew comfortably, in deciding on
"Soldadera" for a hurried production. Either this is the case,
or the casting was to blame for
the play not being quite up to par.
Peter McGregor-Edie's portrayal
of "The Rich One" was "Hammy,"
to put it mildly- He used a mixture of very broad English combined with a questionable brand
of Spanish accent. This coupled
with actions, made the audience
wonder—for example a stride that
brought even a bigger laugh than
his continual "Falling out of character.'
At the other extreme, June Hanson did a fair job as "Concha",
the leader of the rebel women.
Here again was a big part with
comparatively little time in which
to prepare it. However, the result
was good—the redeeming factor of
the play.
Edith KaUnelson was excellent as
the young and illiterate "Adelita",
and Jean Christie's seasoned character performance of "The Old
One" was very realistic indeed.
The play just seemed to get oil
on the wrong foot. First there were
irts of "rifle drill", clone by thc
gu'b), which made the COTC men
m the house shudder. Then there
was the great explosion near the
(.nd of Ihe play. This was very
effectively done except that it came
from the opposite side of the stage
ihiui it was supposed to.
On the whole, the play was no',
too bad, principally clue to the efforts of its director, hard-working
Blab; Baillie, and others in the cast
such as Marie Conway, Pat Dorrance, and Gwen Spargo.
Such, then were the Players Club
Christmas Productions for 1943. It
must not be forgotten, however.
th.it much credit is due every
member of the club, who, in spiff
of so much else to do these days,
can still dig in and provide us
with  real entertainment.
Dear Madam:
Virginia Hammit's "Colyum" of
last Friday's UBYSSEY was very
thought-provoking indeed. But in
a number of points she was just
not hitting the nail on the head.
Going ot. the assumption that
Canadian citizens will not stand
high taxes in the post war era, she
says that Grant MacNeil's plan is
weak. This Is like admitting that
a physcian's prescription is a poor
remedy because the patient is
rather unwilling to take it. In
short, Madam Editor, granting Miss
Hammit's assumption to be true
the weakness would lie not in Mr.
MacNeil's proposal but in the Canadian people.
However, the columnist's assumption is not true. The average
Canadian knows that despite high
taxes, despite high prices, despite
rationing, and despite consumer
good restrictions, his standard of
living today is higher than ever.
In other words, his real income
has reached a new peak.
Given these facts do you think
Mr. Average Canadian is afraid of
the high taxes after the war?
Nonsense. The fear that Is uppermost in the minds of the Canadian
people at this moment is not
future high taxes but future unemployment. They know that the
alternative is: either high taxes
and employment, or low taxes and
a relief script. I don't think they
are so imbecilic as not to discern
between the two alternatives,
The war has tended to bring the
standards of living of the different classes in Canada closer together. Most Canadians have received an increase: but there is a
minority amongst us, those in the
higher income groups especially,
who through high taxation and
other restrictions have suffered a
lowering of their, extremely high
living standard. These are the
pople who are going to be "kicking" about high taxes and government control. These are the people
who are going io arouse in the
unsuspecting voter (against his interest) discontent of high taxes.
And these are the people, unfortunately, to whom our governments
cater and to whom our so-called
"responsible" cabinets are always
Miss Hammitt also seems rather
disturbed about inflation in Canada; she would like to see prices
returned to a pre-war level. What';;
wrong with inflation? I say: "If
inflation means war prices and
war wages, as contrasted to prewar prices and pre-war wages,
by all means let's allow inflationary currency to remain.
Yours for more columns of Miss
Hamrrtitt's sort.
Harry Thompson
Dear Madam:
In the election for the Mock
Parliament, there was an over-
enthusiasm on the part of some of
the supporters of the Progressive
Conservative party to the extent
that The Ballot Box placed in
the Quad was "stuffed". As leader
of this faction of the Mock Parliament, I would like to express my
distaste of such a practice, which
in this case did more harm for
the Progressive Conservatives than
good. If the parties concerned had
would have conducted themselves
in a proper manner, befitting that
of a true supporter of the Progressive  Conservative   ideas.
For all those who voted honestly for the Prog. Cons, party
I promise to do my best in upholding the principals for which we
stand as the Loyal Opposition in
the forthcoming Mock Parliament.
Sincerely your,
John Cowan,
Progressive   Conservatives
Mr. Peter Lindenfeld: We appreciated your letter, and it is only
through the lack of space that wc
do not print it. If you would care
to come into the Publications office
and abbreviate it we shall be glad
Io publish it. In addition, there
are many valuable suggestions
which you make, but under tho
present situation with regard to
i eporters, they are impractical. Wc
should be glad to discuss these
matters with you if you will com<'
and see us.
To Feature
Tom Toms
• TOM TOM rhythm will
beat out the appropriate
atmosphere for the Arts-Aggie Indian forma) in the
Commodore, Thursday, November 25.
Totem poles and teepees will
grace the floor, according to decorations chief Ruth Killam, and
several surprises in the way of
posters and maybe papooses will
be in store for Arts-Aggie merrymakers.
To date, arrangements for the
big occasion are running smoothly
under the direction 6f Dave Housser and Norm Wright, Arts-Aggie
Invitations have been extended
to President and Mrs. L.S. Klinck,
Dean and Mrs. Buchanan, Dean
Dorothy Mawdsley and Dean F.M.
Ticket sales are under the management of Harry Pitts, and tho
cost per couple will be $3.00.
Tenor Sax
Holds Up
UBC Band
• ONE instrument, the
tenor sax, has held up
the Varsity Dance Band.
Dave McLelland, leader of the
band, let the news out that Bob
"Snowball" Estey has loaned a
tenor sax to the band, which will
be played by arranger Bob Nick-
Addition of Mary Wilson as a
vocalist and several new arrangements of some of Ellington's numbers will make the band bigger
and better than ever.
Probably the first glimpse the
public will get of the new* band
will be at the end of the month
when the band will hold a Pep-
• THIS year's executive
officers of Arts '44 and
'45 classes were chosen at
the Arts elections, held Wednesday, November 10.
Owing to conditions beyond thc
control of the artsmen, Arts '46
elections were disrupted before a
slate of officers had been drawn
These elections will be called at
an undisclosed future date. Harry
Curran, president of the MUS,
stated that these elections will be
amply publicized, and a quorum
is expected.
The officers elected Wednesday
j.re as follows:
ARTS '44: Honorary President—
Dr. Priestly; President — Mike
Turyk; Vice President — Harold
Parrot; Secretary — Bernice Williams; Treasurer—B'etty Millins.
ARTS '45: Honorary President—
Dr. Crumb; President—Stu Porteous; Vice President—Bruce Yorke;
Secretary—Betty Walker; Treasurer—Ted Chambers.
Says Willie
Here's my spot to get
the  things that  knock men
Go in today,
then hear folks say
"Whee Wheeoo I'll bet that's
NOTICE: A Forest Club mass
meeting will be held on Monday,
November 15, at 12:30 noon
Harold Prilchett, president of the
IWA, will speak on "Labour in
the Queen Charlottes."
(> HI   (.IIANVI1 II     '.I
Special student rate on presentation
of your student's pass.
VCF NOTICE: The ..Varsity
Christian Fellowship will hold its
first social fireside of this term at
the home of Mr. John Bennett,
5550 Cypress, on Saturday, November 13, at 8:00 p.m. The program will be one that everyone
will enjoy. Refreshments wil! also
be served.
Roddy McDowall
Bob Hope, Betty Hutton
"Aerial Gunner"
Irving Berlin's
FretfAstaire, Joan Leslie
"Behind the Rising Sun"
NOTICE: The Radio Society Saturday night show has been changed from 6:15 to 6:45.
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Beam with pride when your friends
admire your new outfit. You have a right
to feel smug when yo« say you made
it yourself. It's satisfying to make your
own clothes , . . and what's more
it's thrifty.  And The BAY has
such lovely fabrics to work with.
Soft, gorjus wools .... and
umm-mm, such heavenly colors.
Lots of swish Vogue patterns to
choose from too!
Yardgoods, Second Floor
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INCORPORATED    8"«   MAY   I67Q Page Four-
Friday, November 12, 1943
Birds Seek Fourth Win Against Stacys
Intramural Sport
November 15—Phi Gamma Delta vs. Kappa Sigma
Phi Kappa Pi vs. Xi Omega
November 16—Winner of Phi Kappa Sigma vs. Delta Upsilon
Winner of Phi Kappa Pi vs. Xi Omega
Winner of Phi Gamma Delta vs. Kappa Sigma
Winner of Gamma vs. Beta Theta Pi
November 16— 7:00 Lambda vs. Zeta Beta Tau
8:00 Sigma Phi Delta vs. Engineers
9:00 Kappa Sigma vs. Mu Phi
November 17—12:30 Phi Gamma Delta vs. Beta Theta Pi
November 19—12:30 Mu Phi vs. Sigma Phi Delta
November 16— 7:00 Alpha Delta Phi vs. Xi Omega
8:00  Psi Upsilon vs. Phi Delta Theta
November 17—12:30 Delta Upsilon vs. Gamma
Monday, November 15—
VOLLEYBALL—Aggies vs. Commerce
VOLLEYBALL—1st Year Arts vs. 4th Year Arts
Tuesday, November 16—
PING PONG—Aggies vs. Commerce
BADMINTON—2nd Year Arts vs". Education
Varsity vs. Rowing
Club at Brockton
• VARSITY RUGGERITES meet Rowing Club this afternoon in the feature game at Brockton Oval in the Miller
Cup series. This game is a very important one because the
result will either put Varsity in undisputed second spot and
a chance for the top at the end of the season, or it can put
Rowing Club in a tie with Varsity with a possibility of pushing Varsity out of the play-offs.
This is the second and last time
that these two teams will meet
this fall. Last time the Rowing
Club surprised one and all by
holding the powerful UBC squad
to a  nothing to nothing tie.
The top two teams will meet in
the play-downs for the final honours in the next couple of weeks.
Last Thursday Vancouver Rep
went over to Victoria and held that
time honoured team to an 11—11
tie. The result of this game gives
Varsity enthusiasts a bright gleam
of hope that the prized cup will
come back to the campus. Varsity
trampled on the Vancouver Rep
team three weeks ago by a 29—6
score. However, the team that
played Victoria is an entirely different team than that which came
out to the campus.
Varsity Thunderbirds travel to
Victoria next Saturday to tackle
the Victoria Rep team. This is the
second game in the McKechnie
Cup for both teams.
Meet Shoemen
In Opener - VAC
• THE THUNDERBIRDS take on the lowly Staceys tomorrow night in the 8 o'clock contest at VAC gym.
Judging from the way the students rolled through the favoured Shores outfit to the tune of 72-31 on Wednesday night,
tomorrow's game should be a safe win for Varsity. In the
feature event at 9 o'clock, Shores will try to get back in
second place by beating Lauries.
In their third straight win of
the season, the Thunderbirds played championship basketball, and
literally slaughtered Shores at the
Varsity gym on Wednesday night.
Sandy Robertson, star rookie of
last year, and Art Johnson led the
students in scoring 18 and 17 points
As the score indicates, the Varsity crew really hustled throughout
the game, collecting almost a
basket per minute of play. In the
opening quarter, they* started the
sizzling tempo by outscoring the
Jewellers 16-7.
Both squads bagged 12 points in
the second period to bring the
half time score to 28-19. But the
Thunderbirds weren't content with
a narrow nine-point margin; thus
they more than quadrupled this
lead by the Anal whistle.
In the third quarter, the student
sharp - shooters dropped in 21
points, while the Red and White
outfit was held to two baskets and
cne converted free shot. In thc
final frame, UBC went up another
16 points to bring the closing count
to 72-31.
This win for Varsity put them
In top spot. Lauries Pie-Rates are
in second place with a win and a
loss, Shores are next with one win
and two losses (both at the hands
of the Thunderbirds), and, again
this year, the Stacy crew is in the
cellar with two losses.
In the preliminary game on Wednesday night, the Varsity Senior
B's dropped a close one to UBC
Frosh. Actually, the game was a
free-for-all, with the freshmen
grabbing almost as many personals
as points.
Here are the individual scorer
of the Senior A game:
SHORES: McConnell 13, Duffy 2,
Graham 3, McDonagh 5, Chennette
3, Watson 2, Lynn 2, Morlock 1,
Scott, Campbell. Total 31.
VARSITY: Sykes S, Bakken 5,
Stilwell 2, Robertson 18, Wood-
house 4, Weber 4, Franklin 13,
Johnson 17, Yorke 2, McGeer 2.
Total 72.
Soccermen Leading
League, 4-1 Win
•   VARSITY TEAMS are climbing to the top of their respective leagues and the Soccer team is no exception. On
the Thursday holiday they played the strong 'Boilermakers
outfit at Callister Park and emerged with a 4-1 triumph..
For the first half of the holiday
game it was a tight battle as both
squads each drove in a counter.
Russ Henricks scored first for the
Boilermakers at the fifteen minute
mark on a low oblique shot that
beat goalie Herb Smith.
Five minutes later the Blue and
Gold team came back to tie up the
tilt when Les Moran scored a
header into the net from a scrimmage in front of the goal.
After the half time breather the
Varsity team started to roll and
at the ten-minute mark Clem
Philley and Pat Campbell clicked
for a neat bit of combination that
resulted in the former driving the
ball into the net to make the score
2-1 for the birds.
Roy McNeil added another inside of two minutes on an assist
from Marty Martin and raised the
count to 3-1.
The Varsity team had succeeded
in breaking up the usually smooth
running Boilermaker combination
and' ten minutes before the full
time Philley and Campbell combined once again in a repeat performance of their first goal.
This win for the Varsity eleven
puts them on top of the V and D
Soccer League, two points up on
their nearest rivals, the Army.
Jimmy Morton played a stellar
game for the Birds at right half
and made several passes into the
forwards but only a bit of bad
luck prevented them from being
The Birds also uncovered another good man in Fred Hole who
filled in at fullback, replacing an
injured player. He hasn't played
for four years and his work on
Thursday was as good as if he
had had no layoff.
• The second year Arts volleyball team took laurels at Monday's intramurals when they hand-
ecf the third year women their
first defeat of the year. The second year team played the usual
steady game that has kept then
so far undefeated on the volleybah
court. Future opponents of this
snappy bunch should beware and
Nursing lost at volleyball for the
third time running at Monday's
noon game, but Education downed
the spunky women in white. The
nurses are improving and will
come up on top one of these days.
The sparkling third year badminton team sent the Nurses packing Tuesday, winning two out of
three of the day's games. Lois
Reid and partner Marg Croll
weren't quite on the beam and
consequently dropped one game to
the hard-playing second year twosome of Cora Mae Stafford and
Betty Short.
Ping pong honours went to the
Aggie this week. Some of the farm-
veteran stars turned out and gave
the first year Arts players a first
rate work out. This was the first
Aggie game of the year, so if the
team keeps up this pace they
stand every chance of coming out
in ping pong.
Turnout at the weekly recreation hour is improving, but could
be better. Make a date for an
hour of badminton or ping pong
Wednesday at 3:30 . . . Lois Reid,
W.A.A. president, announced this
week that a Play Day featuring
grass hockey, badminton, and basketball will be staged in , the
spring, with Victoria College furnishing the opposition . . . Fun galore is the dish cooked up by the
W.A.A. entertainment committee
for the Hi Jinx Monday. The enlightening time that will be had
by all is guaranteed to cure all
disabilities, physical or mental.
Customer:   "Hey, waiter, there's
a fly in my soup."
Waiter: "Ah, M'sieur ees meestak0,
zat in ze soup ees not a fly; eet
ees a vitamin bee."
Johnson and Robertson net
Thirty-Five Between Them
"I must apologize for my dancing. I'm a little stiff from badminton."
"My dear man, I don't care where
you came from."
UBC Gals
Split Hoop
Wilis Wed.
• A THREE-RING circus
featuring the Varsity Intermediate "A's" and Western Mutuals was the drawing
card at VAC Wednesday
night. The Varsity kids, all
green horns, were swamped
by their snappy opponents,
64-4, who chalked up a score
that left the Inter "A's" out
of the picture.
Varsity Senior "A's" however,
came on later in the evening to
retrieve the honour of the Alma
Mammy, taking a close bout with
the Boilermakers 28-26 after five
minutes of overtime. Varsity play,
exhibiting top-notch team work,
was a great improvement over last
week's game.
Barb Simpson, freshette addition
to the team, began to click towards
the end of the game, and stacked
up a lion's share of the Varsity
Scores were as follows:
VARSITY: Simpson 10, Bewick
3, McKlm 5, Matheson 4, Watt 6.
Total 28.
BOILERMAKERS: Ford 6, Castle
1. Bishop 4, Mainprlze 4, Gillespie
7, Jude, Moore 2, Mam 2. Total 26.
Doctor:   "Lady,  if  you  want a
health   examination,   you'll   have
to remove your blouse."
Mabel:  "Oh, my no, doctor!"
Doctor: "Come, cornel Don't make
mountains out of mole hills."
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