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The Ubyssey Feb 15, 1944

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 Nash Hits At AMS Office System
UBC'i New President
0 IN A LETTER from overseas
to the Ubyssey, FO. A. J.
Nash, RCAF, pres. AMUS 1940-41
strongly voices his disapproval of
the management of the AMS by
the present council.
FO. Nash states frankly that
"when the AMS lost Mr. Horn,
they lost one of the most capable
organizers and business men that
it haa been the privilege of many
a former student to meet."
The AMS office is not one that
oan be run by the students In
spare time as they would like to
think; the work that has to be
done to keep that office running
smoothly and efficiently requires
the undivided attention of at least
three people who know what they
ere doing."
The letter continues that apart
from a "so-called" saving of expenses, the present system has
brought about the collapse of a
well built structure that was
formed through a number of years
by Mr. Horn.
FO. Nash states that the original
idea of the Brock was that lt
would be a student building, run
by students. He continues that if
the students do not prove capable
01 worthy of the distinction, then
the faculty Committee for Student
Affairs'has the right to step over
and take control.
He says that the latest news he
has received Is that the Proctor,
Mr. Mitchell, has been asked to
"He has the control of the building from a disciplinary point of
view. Who would take his place?
A student?"
"Students are at the university
to learn professions and trades
that will enable them to make
this world of ours a better place to
live in, and at such a time as this
students should be trying to spend
more time learning what they go
to UBC for, not less,"
FO. Nash concludes with a
statement that the Council may
have "good Intentions," which
may be excellent but are not much
use if the execution is at fault.
No. 32
[Conference Delegates
Reviews Post
War Topics
Inter-Varsity Conference
in Edmonton, February 16 to
18, will be divided into six
seminars, the first five dealing with specific aspects of
the functions of universities
in the post-war world, and
the last devoted to an open
discussion of such topics as
the delegates may wish to
bring up.
Each of the first five seminars
will begin with an address on the
subject in question by some member of the faculty, or other person
familiar with the subject.
Complete plan of the conference is as follows:
1. "The Place of University Students in Reconstruction Projects of
the Dominion and Provincial Governments." Speaker, Dr. R, Newton, President, University of Alberta.
3. "Extending University Facil-
ties to a large Number of the
People of the Provinces." D. Cameron, President of Department of
3. "Agricultural Planning on a
Nation-wide scale." Dean Sinclair,
Department of Agriculture.
4. "Future Developments In Canadian Education and Modern Tendencies," Hon. Solon E. Low, Minister of Education in Alberta.
5. "The Possibilities and Development of the Canadian North and
the part the Universities can
Play." Mr. Leigh Brintnell, Northwest   Development   Council.
Delegates from UBC plan, if possible, to have some discussion on
such more strictly University
matters as student administration,
and sports activities, with a velw
to Improving our own organization.
They will also Investigate the
reception given the more serious
literary contributions In thn
prairie student papers to see what
their reception ls, with both the
students and the general public.
On their return, the delegates
v/ill make a full report to the student body, as well as to the council, on the decisions reached at
the conference.
e UBC'S FOUR delegates to the Western Canadian Universities' Conference on the role of higher education in
the post-war world are shown above as they roamed about
the campus Saturday, listening to student ideas. The four,
Harold Parrott, Rosemary Stewart, Don McGill and Jack
Hetheringtoil, left Monday night for their two-day stand
at Edmonton.
UBC "Friendleti"
Delegate Scores
Public Opinion
• HIGHER EDUCATION at the University of British
Columbia will become stigmatized and ridiculed unless
the people of the province alter their present "unfriendly"
attitude to the University. Don McGill, member of UBC's
four-man conference team, told a town meeting at UBC
Saturday night.
The other delegates, Rosemary
Stewart, Jack Hetherington, and
Harold Parrott outlined the problems which universities
experience in making the importance of their positions known ln
"This university has been accused of being a citadel of theory,"
McGill declared. "It is a citadel
of theory, but a citadel where students are trained to think things
through and are not Indoctrinated."
The university is rightfully a
tower of theory, in the opinion of
Harold Parrott.
"The Faculty should remain a-
loof from politics and any political
movements or trends should come
from the students," Parrott stated.
"Student activities are the organs
of the inquiring mind," he added.
The Arts student was defended
by Miss Rosemary Stewart who
stated that in her opinion, the
Arts faculty produces the leaders
of the country.
"We must look to the Arts graduate as our future lawyer, states
man, teacher. He is our intellectual, moral and spiritual guide,"
she proclaimed.
Miss Stewart stated that the
university in teaching tolerance
and understanding, contributed the
most in teaching a student to be
a better post-war citizen.
"Students should be encouraged
to become actively interested in
government and should therefore
learn to make representation and
demand explanation from the government on Its policies or lack of
policies," declared Parrott.
In his opinion students have both
sufficient educational background
and the right to question.
Jack Hetherington outlined the
present contributions of the university. The work of the university extension department, and contributions to the Red Cross fund
were cited as beneficial activities.
The four delegates left last evening and will arrive In Edmonton
for the Inter-Varsity Conference
which will take place on February
Sweaters Order of Day
Frosh Circus Thursday
O SWEATERS are the preferred
attire for both guys and gals
at the gigantic Frosh function to
be held this Thursday In th;
Tickets will be dispensed in the
quad box office Tuesday at noon.
There will be no charge for fresli-
nien presenting AMS passes. All
others, including outsiders and upperclassmen, will be charged $1
per person.
The circus will be held, as arranged in the main lounge at nine.
Thursday evening, with peanuts,
popcorn, pink lemonade, Dal Rich-
nrds, and Beryl Bodenne. A tremendous, colossal, stupendous
floor show will augment refreshments In the gym for the buffet
It has been rumoured that the
Air Force band will be able to
play for the pep meeting to be
held in the Auditorium Wednesday at noon. A full program of
sideshows, trapeze performers, and
clowns is promised for this show.
To Elect
Feb. 16
e   ELECTIONS for the remaining positions on the
Council will be held Wednesday.   Voting will be on
the preferential system.
Election speeches were held Monday and today. Monday, the nominees for LSE, Junior Member and
Secretary spoke in the Auditorium.
Today, Men's Undergraduate and
Women's Undergraduate candidates
will speak. Tho MUS candidate
will speak in Applied Science 100
and the WUS candidate will speak
in Arts 100.
Nominations for the positions
are: LSE, Gordon Bertram, H.
Edward English, and Don Newson.
Junior Member: Allan Ainsworth,
Betty Dunbar and Robert Nilan.
Men's Athletic Representative:
George Rush and Bruce Yorke;
Women's Athletic Representative:
Lois Reid; Men's Undergraduate
Society: Les Raphael and Roy
Lowther; Women's Undergraduate
Society: Barbara Greene, Pat Cunningham, and Aldythe Ireland;
Secretary of AMS: Margie Beale,
Helen Morgan, and Rosemary
On Page 3 are the platforms
which wen submitted to the
Make New
Poster Rules
e BLANK forms must be filled
out by those students who wish
to have posters made by Mamooks,
Bill Stewart, club president,
announced Monday. The forms
will soon be available In the Ma-
mook's room in the south end of
the Brock.
The club feels that the new system will ensure; greater speed and
efficiency in furnishing posters.
At least seventeen days notice,
must be given for large posters
which are those 14x21 Inches ln
size. Forty-eight hours notice
must be given for the smaller posters.
Signs posted must be stamped
by Mamooks. If a poster is not
made by Mamooks It must bear
the council stamp. Posters may be
torn down if they are not properly authorized.
The latter ruling has been made
in order to maintain a high standard of poster art.
Grads Meet
Friday In
0 THERE WILL be a general
meeting of the graduation class
in the Auditorium on Friday at
This will be a general business
meeting. Policies will be outlined,
nnd there will be a discussion of
the valedictory gift.
Thc guest speaker will be Bruce
Robinson, president of the Alumni
Association. He will outline convocation and the Alumni Association.
Succeeds Dr, Klinck
N« A. MacKenzie
Named President
•   DR. NORMAN A. MacKENZIE, president of the University of New Brunswick and chairman of the Federal
Wartime Information Board, will succeed Dr. L. S. Klinck,
it was learned here Friday.
Dr. MacKenzie, 50, youngest of
many who were considered for the
presidency, was selected by a committee of the board of governors
following his visit to Vancouver a
week ago.
Born In Cumberland County, N.
S„ Dr. MacKenzie was educated
at Pictou Academy, and later attended the universities of Dalhousie, Harvard and Cambridge.
His studies were broken by a
trip to western Canada and later
by service In the first World War,
first as a private and then as a
non-commissioned officer with the
6th Canadian Mounted Rifles and
the 85th Nova Scotia Highlanders.
A month before the armistice he
was awarded the Military Medal
and was recommended for a commission.
After the war he studied law
both here and abroad, received his
degree of LX.D. from Dalhousie In
1921, and was called to the bar
at Gray's Inn, London.
From 1925 to 1926, Dr. MacKenzie
was legal advisor at the International Labour Office at Geneva,
and since then has attended numerous conferences on this continent
and in the Orient.
He consistently supported the
League of Nations Society and was
connected with the Canadian Institute of International Affairs for
several years.
In 1933* Dr. MacKenzie was appointed professor of public and
private international law at the
University of Toronto, a position
he held until four years ago when
he took over the presidency of
the University of New Brunswick.
Last year he succeeded Charles
Vlning as chairman of Canada's
Wartime Information Board. In
addition to his presidential duties,
Dr. MacKenzie has written articles
for legal and other journals both
In this country, in Great Britain
and in the United States.
Varsity's new president is married; has one son and two daughters. An enthusiastic sportsman,
his favourite hobbies are golf,
hunting, skiing and fishing.
Creighton Elected
AMS Treasurer
0 IN A CLOSELY contested battle, Wednesday, Ken Creighton
was elected treasurer of the Alma
Mater Society.
Of the 880 ballots cast Creighton
received 453 find Chabers 414.
Harold Curran, in charge of elections, described the voting as
very poor.
There were 21 ballots spoiled.
Brock Dance
February 26
• WESTERN Air Command Orchestra" will play
at a mammoth UATC dance
in the Brock Hall this month.
The tentative date is February 26.
Although there will be no formal
refreshments, the air force has
obtained the use of the men's
smoker and dining room as well
at the main lounge and intends to
set up a coffee-t>ar.
The men will be In uniform and
it is rumoured that formal dress
v/ill be required for girls. Both
the girls and their escorts will be
relieved to know that permission
has been granted for the boys to
west ordinary shoes.
An invitation will be extended te
the Air Force men stationed at
Union College. It ls Intended that
some arrangement will be made
with either Phrateres or one of the
sororities to supply partners for
The committee in charge of the
dance is composed of Sergeant
Al Eyre, Sergeant Ron Grantham
and Flight Sergeant
iity, Hoi
e "MODERN Housing" and
"City Planning" are the themes
of the displays ln the library
show-case windows this week.
Both displays were worked out
by Peggy Wilkinson.
"Modern Housing" shows a clever scale model, complete with
trees, of a house of the future,
along with the picture from which
it was copied. "City Planning"
shows the complete details of a
modern city to be.
Each display contains books and
pamphlets pertaining to the subjects represented. Bibliographies
of these and other books available
on the subject are also shown.
They may be obtained at the
reference desk after this week.
All students who are interested
are advised to investigate these
timely topics. Tuesday, February 15, 1944-
Page Two
• From The Editor's Pen «« » • on the
While the report is yet unconfirmed by
the Board of Governors of this university,
it seems certain that the new president who
will replace President Klinck, will be Dr.
Norman A. MacKenzie, who has just resigned from the same position at the University of New Brunswick.
The special aptitudes and abilities which
Dr. MacKenzie possesses augur well for the
benefits which will accrue to UBC with his
acceptance of the office. Last fall a poll was
taken on the campus, with the object of
discovering what qualities the students
thought desirous in the next president.
One of their specifications was that he
should be a fairly young man, with an Interest in young people, and a clear understanding of their problems. Certainly, Dr. MacKenzie is not lacking in this regard. He is
but fifty years old and his experience at
the University of New Brunswick has acquainted him with students.
Besides, he has been active in Canadian
youth movements, and his personality is one
which inspires the confidence of those with
whom he is associated.
Another requisite which the students
were desirous of in the new president, was
that he should be an administrator as well
as an educator. Dr. MacKenzie, K.C, has
practical professional experience outside of
university circles, experience which will be
valuable in promoting the university in the
For some reason, this university has
always been hampered in its growth and
existence, sby the fact that the people of the
province not directly connected with the
institution have been rather antagonistic towards it. The reason for this antagonism is
not apparent, but that it does exist is unquestionable.
Very few of the other colleges in the
dominion are faced with this problem, and
President Of]UBC
perhaps in future years we may be able to
rid ourselves of this burden. At any rate,
this is one of the problems which will face
our new president when he arrives, and it
is our hope that with his experience with
popular eastern colleges he will be able to
assist us in attaining a more appreciative
status in the province.
The University of British Columbia is
still a young and small university. We have
great hopes for its expansion after the war
and even now plans are being laid for the
new era of UBC. Dr. MacKenzie is fortunate to join those who will contribute to that
growth, and we are fortunate in having this
esteemed gentleman join us in our efforts.
President Klinck has been the guide
and counsellor of many generations of students of our university. He has fulfilled his
duties more than adequately, and has decided that he now deserves a rest.
During his years as president, he has
guided UBC through wars, and the inevitable alterations in curricula and registration
restrictions which accompany war. He has
carried the university through boom and
depression, and never once has he failed his
He has always held the interests of the
university and the students highest in his
regard, and we have always felt secure in
the knowledge of that fact.
Of his career as president of this
university there remain but a few months.
No doubt in the passage of these months
there will be a commingling of satisfaction
and sorrow in Dr. Klinck's heart—satisfaction at the thought of a job well done; sorrow at the thought of leaving.
It is to our honour that we may now
express our deep appreciation and admiration for this man who has worked untiringly
for us and for the many students before us.
W\i CoiTliCfl   I ••• By Denis Blunden
•   FRATERNITIES and sororities form a
topic I have been itching to say something about ever since the day I first walked
into the Caf and was nearly scared out of a
night's sleep by a glimpse of an occupied
sorority., table.
Everystudent can remember their first
acquaintance with Mr. Underbill's parlour
and their first look-see into Greek politics.
The picture remembered by most students is not flattering. They instinctively
recoiled from a network of clubs that appeared to insist on remaining aloof and
pursuing a policy of all for one and nothing
for the fellow who doesn't belong to a
Thus from the hard cruel world of the
Frosh are formed the ranks of the great
emancipators, the anti-greeks. They are
usually one of two groups—misfits or nonconformists.
A few of the "down with fraternities"
groups are cynical because they lack that old
green-back magic. Others just want to see
a good stiff argument. The most sensible put
thought on the subject and honestly decide
that UBC would be better off without any
Greek societies.
Whatever class anti-Greeks belong to,
they are for the most part wrong in their
accusations and assumptions. They wish to
see only one side of the argument and apparently do not choose to search for the
roots of the question.
They look at the superficial Caf society
and raise their voices in loud bleats of
"Look at the rich men's sons," they say.
"Look at them sitting at their exclusive
table and snobbing us."
Then the non-conformists gather together in a corner, the majority of them
weighted down with a volume of Marx, and
begin to scheme up ways and means of overthrowing the nasty, powerful Greek letter
Some individual happens to see the
worst type of ladder-climbing sorority sister
doing her act at a table and is repulsed into
believing that all sororities harbor nothing
but fugitives from a private girls' school.
A poor, meek student is confronted with
the long list of classical names—Beta Theta
Pi, Zeta Psi, Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Phi,
Apple Pie—and is shied away into the waiting arms of the anti-Greeks.
A student with some interest in campus
politics becomes disgusted with the biased
voting system now operating to perfection
in which each society backs his or her candidate come hell, high water, or an inefficient
Thus are the ranks of the fraternity
haters swelled by people who never take the
time to consider the matter objectively.
What the anti-Greeks fail to see is that
they are condemning the whole organization
while only really looking at a part of it. The
real roots that hold fraternities and sororities together must be founded in something
far deeper than across-the-table Caf friendliness or they would have withered long
If the foundations, both moral and practical, of international fraternities are rotten,
as the anti-Greeks carelessly charge, then
they would not have risen to the high place
they now hold in University life. And
foundations are never shown in the Caf.
(Never, never. Curran would blow his top).
Ask any frank and honest fraternity
man or sorority woman whether they enjoy
their connections. In most cases they will
reply that they were uncertain at first but
once they were firmly acquainted with all
the facts and had actual experience as a
member they realised that there is no finer
way of getting the most out of University
(That is, if a student is normal. Any
abnormal person would not fit in and would
join the hue and cry to drape a halter about
the collective necks of all campus Greeks
if he could carve a space for his own peculiar
One of the mainstays of the anti-Greek
arguments is centered about money.  They
throw up their hands in an ecstasy of horror
whenever fraternity fees are mentioned.
"Under our present Capitalistic system
there is no better way to run a fraternity
than on a sound financial basis, and this
can be done only by fees. That some students cannot meet these fees is just one of
the facts of Ufe. If a student doesn't learn
at university his monetary position in life
he never will learn it.
Until Canada is run by a Socialist Government there can be no objection to the
present system used by Greek Societies,
which closely parallels in a very, very minor
way the economic and political set-up of
the country.
If you disagree radically with our present government, then there is a good chance
you will disagree radically with Fraternities
and Sororities. This fact is being proved
more convincingly every day on the campus.
But there is no basis for the jealous
mud-slinging and underground quackery engaged in so desperately by the serious anti-
Greeks, who I suspect are merely trying
to save their own hides from obscurity.
We made our own social bed, and we
might as well lie in it as comfortably as
N.B.—In case you are wondering, I am
a member of no fraternity, but belong to
that group who form their own opinions as
objectively as possible and keep their
mouths shut (up until today).
• WITH A PRIZE bit of
chest-puffing last Friday,
the Inquiry Research Action
Council attempted to justify
its existence on this campus.
In their "Student Opinion,"
these unabashed egotists were
fighting desperately for the right
to use The Ubyssey in their halfhearted student opinion search.
They wanted to know if anybody had missed them. It was u
fervent little plea for recognition,
which made hard-hearted Ubyssey
editors feel like bullies.
Reproaching the paper for censoring their articles, they bent
over backwards and strained several arms to give each other a
great big pat on the back, and
then went on for several inches
saying what jolly fellows they
were and what would UBC &<i
without them.
According to them, their accomplishments are:
1. Two "admittedly idealistic"
articles, but of course this was
only to set the"philoslphlcal background."
2. Eighty students answering
the university president poll.
3. Arousing so much Interest In
Russian and Chinese that It demonstrated a need for such departments at UBC. An Interest demonstrates a need, you see.
4. "Starting the ball rolling" on
the university conference in Edmonton, thus showing that "the
students were behind the conference,"
This is overwhelming, but not
strictly truthful. The first two
points can be forgotten—all thc
articles have been "admittedly
idealistic" and the eighty students
shows just how many students
are interested in their idealism.
Being one of those "social pythons—the practical men," which
the IRAC scorns, I would like to
point out that the need for Chinese
and Russian to be taught citizens
of the United Nations is self-evident. In fact there are about u
half dozen languages that have to
be spread about the world more
That Chinese and Russian will
not be taught at UBC, if at all,
for another 10 years, this python
predicts. This python adds that
the number of UBC students who
would undertake to learn Chinese
and Russian would be a more interesting figure to lay before the
As for point number four, it
might be pointed out to the ball
rollers that all students were not
behind the conference. There were
many who opposed it. Ironically,
one of the delegates strongly opposed it.
Council yielded its position only
because of UBC's pressure groups,
not because 2500 students rose up
ii. arms and demanded a conference.
The Ubyssey ran a front page
story on the conference when it
was first proposed last fall. Nothing was ever heard about it, after
council vetoed it, until Jim "I am
here" Wilson dug it up at the January AMS meeting.
Can you explain your delay in
starting the ball rolling, Inquiry
Research Action Council?
If council had been a little wiser
and had used the mob psychology
of the pressure groups at the
meeting, the ball would have
bounced back.
I think that the IRAC could fulfil a useful purpose on this campus by conducting accurate, comprehensive, vn-biased polls of
student opinion.
That is their stated purpose, but
they seem more interested in having their views printed in tho
Ubyssey. The ratio of columns
per polls was in favor of the columns. No wonder it was difficult
to discern whether those students
wanted polls or whether they
wanted a convenient outlet for
their emotions.
Their articles were censored because they were not oniy colored
sometimes, but also insulting to
organizations and groups on the
ciimpus. They were silly at times,
crammed with the persoal, leftist
views of the writer at other times.
All this supposedly the opinion
of UBC students and printed under
the authority of the editor-in-
If the paper allows the IRAC to
fill columns with their views, why
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six columns with articles by each
campus organization to mull over
topics of interest te them.
Come, let's all join in the rush.
Last one here's a nigger baby.
Toronto Wants
Harem  Co-eds
• TORONTO, February 10—CUP
—University of Toronto Inter-
year debators decided that the woman's place will be In the home in
the post-war world, at U. of T.
debates held on the campus recently.
The losing side maintained women could not be equal to men
because of physical and emotional
reasons but that they must seek
employment outside of the home
in order to offset the dull monotony of countless labor saving gadgets which will be on the postwar market.
The winning side stoutly defended the equality of women but
sternly said that they should not
usurp man's fields. They also
held that woman's charms lay in
her womanliness.
Highlight of the losing team's
argument came when they stated
that the home la not self-sufficient
and that the social system is not
oriented in the family.
Essay Topics
By Loyalists
• THE History department announces the following subjects
for the United Empire Loyalists
Essay Competition: 1. What the
West owes Canada and what Canada owes the West. 2.The part
played by the United Empire Loyalists or any group of them in the
American Revolutionary War. I.
A comparison and contrast between the work of the Loyalists
in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. 4,The Loyalist tradition ln
Education. S.The Loyalists and the
Commercial Class. 6.The literary
tradition of the Loyalists. TJfov-
els dealing with the Loyalists.
All essays to be entered in the
competition will be due on April
Special student rate on presentation
of your student's pass.
Claudette Colbert, Fred
MacMurray in
"Training Table"
with Don Ameche,
Frances Dee, Harry Carey
and Ann Rutherford
plus "Rookies in Burma" Tuesday, February 15, 1944'
■ Page Three
SPC Proposes Changes In Post War Education At UBC
Club Plans     Shopping   with Mary Ann Secretary MUS
For Future
• SWEEPING changes in
education and student
administration at UBC,
touching every phase of student life, are advocated in
a post-war program proposed by the Social Problems
Club for the consideration of
University students, Betty
Dunbar, president of the
SPC announced Friday.
The Ubyssey publishes the program below in outline form and
invites students to comment,
through its letters to the editor
column, on the merits or demerits of the SPC's suggestions.
L An Immediate and complete
survey of the needs of post-war
education in B. C. by the Provincial Government, based on the recommendation of the Post-War
Rehabilitation Council; and formulation of a definite government
program of post-war education.
2. Steady expansion and popularization of the activities of the
new B.C. Research Council.
4. Tremendous extension of vocational training of all kinds, under a Vocational Training Co-ordination Act, including:
Industrial training projects.
Extension of vocational and
manual training in secondary
Revision of academic courses
and extension of science and economic courses In high schoolst
Provincial Guidance Department to oversee the readjustment of returned soldiers to civilian life, and to extend student
guidance in high schools, with
the aid of specially trained personnel,
A system of apprenticeship
training in Industries, using technical schools, and correspondence courses accompanied by
shop work; a training scheme
for returned soldiers.
5. Raising of the school-leaving
age to 16, with free part-time education till 18 in the person's chosen field of work, for all those
who do not proceed to a university. Construction of Junior Colleges in leading B.C. cities.
1. Expansion of Faculties.
a. Immediate expansion of the
Faculty of Agriculture, for tho
training of greater numbers of
instructors and technicians, especially for use in the rural
districts, and provision for refresher courses in agriculture
for former students being rehabilitated from the services.
b. Post-war expansion of the
Arts building, now seriously overcrowded, and other buildings
when necessary.
c. Addition of Russian and
Chinese to the curriculum of the
department ef modern languages,
and a change in the method of
presentation of these languages,
with greater emphasis In the
speaking rather than the reading.
d. Creation of departments of
physical education, preventative
medicine, law, and a department
for music, drama and art.
e. Extension of adult education under the Department of
University Extension, in cooperation with the Workers' Educational Association.
f. Exchange among universities of professors and students:
institution of "sabbatical year"
for professors,
2. Fees, Scholarships, Bursaries.
a. Drastic reduction of fees,
especially for science students,
and said fees to be replaced by
federal and provincial grants.
Abolition of the graduation fee.
Student earnings to be tax-free
up to $850 per annum.
b. Increase in the number oi
scholarships and exchange scholarships.
c. Establishment of a State
Bursary System, by which bursaries may be supplied to all
hit,'h school graduates who have
the ability nnd desire, but not
tho funds, for university education; the size of such bursaries
to bo based on adequate maintenance- of the student at university, including board and
room if the parents are unable
to pay them; all this to be on
the basis of the Post- War Reha -
bilitation  Council  Report.
• WHEN passing by Broadway
and Granville on your way
home from Varsity or after a late
date and you whip Into the Ship
Shape Inn for a delectable snack,
such as a luscious hamburger
with a steaming hot cup of coffee,
first thing to catch your eye will
be the curvaceous Petty girl on
the hamburger cover, who will be
scantily attired in navy uniform,
naturally a bit different from that
which the UNTD wears 'round but
even   more   effective.   The   Ship
• DESPITE the snow, spring is
just about here and that means
an addition to your shoe wardrobe
to put you in the mood. Rae-Son's
Mezzanine Floor at 608 Granville
Street is featuring some exciting
new sport oxfords. Most popular
with co-eds is the moccasin vamp,
with flexible composition sole and
flat heel, that comes ln brown at
$7.95.    . . At a party   where   the
• A FUR coat ls a valuable asset
any time, and if you want to
have the guarantee of quality with
yours, see the New York Fur Company, 797 West Georgia, because
their label is the best assurance
that you can get that your fur
coat will combine the smart styling and perfect furs you want. . .
The elastic shortage had one dark
sophomore worried for awhile
when she announced in hushed
tones to her startled friends that
• HOUSECOATS can be adapted
to practically any purpose—for
lounging, or studying, or just to
look beautiful in. B. M. Clarke's
hosiery shop has some lovely ben-
gallne cloth creations on display
that will add the zest your wardrobe needs for spring. They will
really do things for you in the
way of glamour, too . . . Two frosh
who have been going steady for
a long time in High School decided to start fresh at University
sc  the petite brownette freshette
3. Inter-University    Relatatlons.
a. Establishment  of  an   inter-
university organization embracing the nineteen Canadian universities, for the purpose of
creating a broader and more intelligent outlook on university
and world affairs in the present
and post-war world, with this
suggested program:
1. Exchange of ideas and methods on teaching, courses and
2. Competition in debates,
music, art, literature and science.
3. Track meets and other inter-university  sports   meets,
4. Cooperation on all public
issues affecting universities.
4. Student Employment on the
a. Complete student ownership and operation of the Caf,
Bookstore, and Brock Hall.
b. A permanent accountant in
the A.M.S. office, with an assistant; provision for the same in
the Code of the Alma Mater Society.
c. Raising of wage standards of
students working In the library,
cafeteria, bookstore, and farm,
and wherever else students are
employed, to the national level
of 50 cents an hour.
5. Students and Administration,
a. Implementation of the right
of the Alma Mater Society and
its membetrs to complete self-
b Greater student representation on the Faculty Committee
for Student Affairs, and eventual abolition of that committee.
c. Student representation on
the Senate, with a voice on pol-
i c y affecting administration,
which governs campus life and
helps determine the future careers of the students, and which
could not function without the
cooperation of the student body.
Chess Ciub
has laid the final plans for it.;
Spring Tournament and it is looking forward to seeing as many
new members as possible participating in it.
The regular monthly meeting
will be held Wednesday. February 16, in Arts 102 and a special
invitation is extended to students
who have not joined the club
Shape Inn is at 1519 West Broadway ... A popular Kappa Sig ha3
added another chapter to his
whirlwlndi romance, and has given
a diamond to the dark Junior who
was already wearing his sweetheart pin . . . Illustrating ingenuity with food in wartime, Coronet
magazine wrote to the Ship Shape
Inn about the marvelous ideas
they have had in the way of hamburgers 'for meatless Tuesdays
The letter was signed by Mr.
Fisher, Coronet's food authority.
Rosemary Stewart: Roy Lowther:
e  e  e  e
Alpha Delts entertained the D.G.'s,
the girls were presented with two
tins of canned heat that were used
the next day at their sorority
table in the caf ... If you are
looking for something in afternoon wear be sure and notice the
smart pumps and open sandals,
in black, blue, and brown that
combine beautifully with any
•   •   •   •
she had lost a most essential
clothing item and she didn't know
where. But the satin and lace
what-nots turned up later in the
Woman's Common Room, much to
everybody's relief . . . The beautifully appointed surroundings of
the New York Fur Company will
add to the pleasure of purchasing
your new furs and ln the right atmosphere you can relax and enjoy the moment to the full.
started going with somebody else,
ond now she is going, out with her
old boy friend too. She juggles
things so that neither feels slighted, but she never gets much work
done, we bet . , . These charming
housecoats, priced at only |8.50
and 18.95 can be bought In either
zipper or wrap around styles, and
the colours complement every
complexion—you can have your
choice of burgundy, blue, or turquoise.
Aldythe Ireland:
I have worked with past presidents of WUS and have studied
the constitution, especially its recent amendment, so I believe I
know what the position of presidency entails. On the basis of this
knowledge I have formed a platform which I should work diligently to fulfil were 1 elected.
1. I should strive for closer cooperation among all the campus
Women's activities even at a co-ed
coUege can and should be enjoyable and satisfactory.
2. I should urge co-operation
between WUS and WAA. These
two activities can function best if
there is constant touch maintained
between the two.
Pat Cunningham:
I have worked on WUS executive for last two years as War
Work Chairman and Vice-President.
If I am elected president of the
WUS I will endeavor to:
1. Make the women students on
the campus a powerful and Influential group.
2. Represent the women as a
whole, on Student Council.
3. Organize the Big and Little
Sister arrangement on a more efficient basis by means of mimeographed forms to be filled out at
the time of registration and have
the entertainment at the supper
in the auditorium instead of in
the cafeteria as in previous years.
Barbara Greene:
As president of WUS I would
1. Through the re-organization
of the governing body of WUS and
the building of strength within the
mechanism to establish greater university spirit among the women
of this campus.
2. To increase and improve the
publicity of all WUS functions on
the campus by ensuring the cooperation of the Mamooks with the
Secretary of WUS.
3. To offer my enthusiastic support to the Compulsory War Work
Plan as carried on in 1943-44 and
through increased publicity, to de-
velope a keener interest in the University Red Cross Corps
I have been a secretary of two
campus clubs and had a year's experience in secretarial work before
coming to University. I am an
active member of the Parliamentary Forum, SCM, SPC, Economics
Club and IRAC. Also I am a delegate to the conference at Edmon.
I would particularly favour and
work for:
1. Closer co-operation between
sorority and non-sorority girls.
2. Any co-operative effort a-
mong the students such as more
co-operative boarding houses, or
student management of the Cat.
3. Any activity bringing the students into closer touch with the
alumni and the community.
Helen Morgan:
I am well aware of the responsibilities involved in the position
of Secretary of the AMS.
Not only must a secretary be
able to perform the routine duties,
but also she must be able to vote
on Council soundly and intelligently and to the best interests
of the student body. It is also
important that she be able to work
with the Treasurer In carrying out
the business transactions of the
If I am elected, I will carry out
these duties to the best of my
ability and co-operate with the
students of the student body as a
LOST: On campus. Black leather
wallet with zipper. Please turn In
to Lost and Found, AMS office or
Phone ALma 0914L.
•   •   •   •
LOST: Higher math for Enghv
eers, Sollnkotts, Return to AMS
Lost and Found or A. H. Younger,
ALma 3359Y.
1. Implementation, as far as I
am able, of the program of changes
on the University campus Issued
last Friday by the SPC, and printed elsewhere in this issue.
2. Re-organization of the Discipline Committee; popularization
of its activities; action to stop interfaculty quarrels such as have
marred campus life this year.
3. Some expansion of social activities, especially those in aid of
Red Cross; support of ISS Week;
a campus-wide drive in aid of the
Red Cross Blood Bank.
4. Student ownership and operation of the Cafeteria and the Book
Store, with student employment,
and profits going to the A M S
with a view to cutting the
AMS fee.
Gordon Bertram:
1. I would seek to promote more
co-operation among clubs, and
more coordination of their activities, i.e., the clash of events of
different clubs, e.g., debating team
and no audience.
2. Better planning of club events
through LSE meetings and booking
3. Better publicity through a
re-arrangement of the sign system
in the Quad and on the campus.
4. Pass features—(a) Better contact should be made with downtown attractions, (b) Source of
information should be more fully
investigated by the Special Events
Committee, with the view to a
larger and more balanced program,
(c) If this is impossible, the money
should be set aside for a specific
use by council.
Betty Dunbar:
1. Arouse student spirit by competitions in scientific research,
music, drama, literature, etc., with
suitable awards.
2. Establishment of a Canadian
Student Council to' coordinate activities and plans for the future.
3. Closer co-operation between
Pan - Hellenic, Inter - Fraternity
Council members and other students.
Bob Nilan:
"If I am elected Junior Member
I will give my whole-hearted support to worthy student movements
which appear before the Students'
Council and will attempt to fulfill
all the duties attendant on the
My platform is:
1. To extend the duties of the
Junior Member in co-operating
with the Alumni Association in
projects of particular benefit to
the student body.
2. To continue the Homecoming
tradition and to lay definite plans
for more extensive Homecoming
functions when the war is ended.
3. To promote among the students a pride in their university
and to educate them to the advantages of a clean and well-kept
Bruce Yorke:
1. Complete co-ordination of
athletic policy through the MAD.
2. Open meetings of MAD.
3. Extension of athletic insurance.
4. Definite policy regarding eligibility.
The first Spring style arrivals — smart new
pumps! Suede or leather in blue, black, town
brown or turf tan. Open and closed toes, military,
Cuban and high heels. Also ties in town brown
or black with walking heels. Widths AAA to B.
Sizes 4% to 9.
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Natural suede sandals suitable for  practice
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-Tuesday, February 15, 1944
Hoop Chatter
February 10th,
Seattle, Washington.
Dear Luke:
Everything happens to us. We Thunderbirds must be
jinxed. We play a nice team from Mexico, on a nice floor in
Seattle, and with nice referees, too. But what happens; we
lose. These Chihuahua Champs win by six points, 45-39.
We start of! the same as in the Globe Trotter game: we
can't do anything wrong; we are going OK. Suddenly, these
overgrown Mexican jumping beans start throwing up two-
handed long shots on the run. This we don't mind, but when
these flukes start going in, their score goes up, and this we
don't like.
By half time we lose our lead. But after a stirring pep-
talk during the intermission, we decide to go out and run
all over these Latin-American studes. No dice, though—we
are not clicking in the second half. We keep fighting, but we
finish on the bottom of the 45-39 count.
But the set-up down here is wonderful, Luke. The gym
is plenty roomy, the floor smooth and glossy, and the referees
are expertly efficient. They also have a few basketball fans
in Seattle. We are very surprised, although Abe Saperstein
isn't, to see a crowd of five thousand at our game.
Incidentally, the coach of these Mexican Champs invite3
us to their international Basketball Tournament in Mexico
City this spring! Well, anyway, it's a swell invitation.
February 11th,
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Ole:
Thanks for the news on the game in Seattle. What you
need Is a little support—sorry I wasn't there. However, you
won't have much support in that anti-Vancouver city of
Victoria when you play Pat Bay there tomorrow night.
By the way, I hear that Porky Andrews will be missing
from the RCAF line-up. That should give you a slight advantage, although you will still have to figure out a way to
hold Norm Baker.
As for news from here, I'll save time, space and energy
by enclosing a copy of today's Ubyssey.
February 12th,
Victoria,   B.C.
Dear Luke:
We like good basketball teams; especially champions.
There are the Chihuahuans, Mexican Champs, and Pat Bay,
Canadian Champions—and then there are the UBC Thunderbirds. Guess what? Pat Bay wins again, this time by five
digits with a 40-35 score.
We start off confident; we even score the first basket. But
quite suddenly we discover that the Airmen are ahead by
SEVENTEENJPOJNTS! The scoreboard reads: Pat Bay 23,
Varsity 6. Now, this should not happen to any outfit, not
even Lauries Pie-Rates.
All at once we find we are not in Seattle where they
have energetic, hard-working refs. We wake up sharply to
the horrible truth. We are not in Seattle's Civic Auditorium;
we are in Victoria High gym. We are not playing smooth
basketball; we are playing it Victoria style (lacrosse without
lacrosse sticks).
We start working, and by half time we are up another
10 points. The score is 25-16. In the intermission, Maury
calls for volunteers, then the game (?) resumes. I can't
describe the last half; it is too gruesome. But somehow wc
gain four more notches, and the battle ends at 40-35. Jim
Scott ia the hero. During the game, he sinks five baskets to
make up for his absence from the Seattle tilt.
February 13th
Vancouver,   B. C.
Dear Ole:
If what they say in Psychology is true, those natives of
Victoria must be greatly repressed, for they certainly express
a pugnacious attitude in all their games. This I gather from
your description of the Pat Bay game.
Victoria Army also exhibited this trait in their game with
Vancouver Combines here on Saturday night. However, the
Army lost by a 59-40 score. This puts the Combines in second
spot. But you birds will get a chance to move up ahead of
them again on Wednesday night when you play them out
here on your home floor.
Good luck,
and faculty alike . . . will find a
friendly, helpful banking service at
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Co-Ed   Sports
*   GIRLS on the campus
have the oddest idea that
track is not for the female
Women for years have
been competitors in thc
Olympics, yet the females at
UBC prefer the fame of being branded as a gal who
sits in the Caf with a 'fag'
drooling out of one side of
her mouth.
No wonder there hasn't been a
track meet in which the girls have
participated   since  '31.
Thirteen years and now the
girls have decided to form a track
Whether their team will '>e
acknowleged or not is hard to say,
but It is hoped by the girls that
they will be allowed to hold a
The prime aim of their meet(?)
will be to break the records,
which are now published aa Track
Records for U.B.C. Women.
Horrors, the records are disgusting. The records as compiled to
May 31, 1943;
50 yards (Women)    7.2"
100 yards (Women)    12.2"
. . . shows old form
Broad Jump  (Women)    14.9"
High Jump  (Women)    4.4"
Not being organized as completely as we are hoping to be, the
girls don't like to boast. But t
can guarantee that if the girls are
allowed to hold a meet these records will be either broken or
So we leave you all to debate
v/hether the girls will form i
strong enough team to be allowed
a meet and if a meet is held what
Soccer TeamDowns
Fleet Air Arm Sat.
• VARSITY soccer team
exploded in the last half
of their game with the Fleet
Air Arm of the British Navy
last Saturday and ran in
three goals in short order to
sew the game up under a 4
tp 1 final score.
Three-quarters of the way
through the first half Clem Philley
beat the opposing goal keeper for
the only first period tally. Then
Roy McNeil worked out the defence combination of the Navy
and used his discovery to the advantage of getting the three scores
that looked and proved to be so
The only goal for the Fleet Air
Arm was scored in the last minute
of play. Herbie Smith, who did
not have a tremendous amount of
work to do during the afternoon
made a beautiful save on a tough
shot, but the Navy forward received the rebound and kicked it
through the posts over the prostrate goalie.
Special surprise of the game was
that fact that Fred Hole was playing defence instead of his usual
place of centre forward. Fred has
been a very prolific scorer In the
forward position but the defence
of the team has been weak. This
new defence player has not only
added strength to the defence but
is still a scoring threat if the opposing team is a weak one.
UBC did not fair so well In It's
endeavours on the North Shore.
Playing at McMahon Park the students were defeated decisively by
Stuart's Sheet Metal Co. under a
score of 6 to 1. Stuarts is the leading team in the soccer fields which
the UBC team frequents these
days. t
Aw Ful Of Thought
•   DAMN IT ALL! Underset again. For those of you who
are not in this game that means that we have about half
enough print on the way to the presses to fill the space that
is supposed to be filled.
Oh, for the days of Maury Soward. If only we could
have him back again. I'd love to hear Claridge trying to
argue with him to keep his yarns down to seven folios instead of ten. Oh, for the assistance of beloved Chuck Claridge
who is preoccupied on these days. Chuck has a natural
ability to fill up spade and space with sobs, globs, and sighs.
Oh, for a guest (you know, one of the joes who used to
work in this slave joint) to drop in about 12:00 one of these
lovely Monday mornings. They can always fill the columns
with guff either about what all the other fellows are doing
or about the dreams (nightmares) they have about he good
old pub.
But there are none of these around this morning. Certain
people can not be contacted about the campus, and time is
running out.
Good old Luke is here beside me pounding away unmercifully on an innocent little typewriter and here am I
doing likewise. And then there is practically no one else.
All out looking for someone who knows something, I hope.
Some one asks me what I am doing, "Writing my column"
is my answer. "Oh no," cries J.T. on the other desk, "I have
the jokes over here."
But I am determined. I started this because I had to
start it and now I shall finish it to my own comfort and
judgment. However, by laboriously counting the words that,
have been turned off the typewriters, then multiplying by
the number of minutes it took to write the second story,
dividing by the number of people in the office, and subtracting the number of times I have had to do this, it finally
works out that the space on my page should be about filled
Victoria Loss
Fourth Straight
For Hoopsters
• VARSITY THUNDERBIRDS dropped down into third
place with their second straight loss to the Pat Bay
Gremlins last Saturday night in Victoria High School Gym.
The students went down by five points with the final score
The Fliers started out fast and
had a 13-6 lead over Varsity by
the quarter mark. The UBC outfit
did not begin to find the hoop until
about two- minutes to go to the
half. At this point, Jim Scott went
into the contest and scored three
quick baskets. The half-time score
was 25-16 for Pat Bay.
In that second stanza, the airmen outscored the students by a
single basket. In the following
frame the Thunderbirds laid on
the pressure and beat the RCAF
squad 8-4. At one point in this
period, the Gremlins held the lead
by a slim three points, 27-24.
The scoring was even in the final
quarter at 11-11. Varsity had possession of the ball more often than
the Fliers, and got It in closer to
the basket, but from then on there
were very few shots made good.
Near the start of the last frame,
UBC stopped retreating to their
zone, checking the Airmen the full
length of the floor. This change
of strategy was effective and the
Varsity score rose slowly.
Ralph "Pop" Pay found the hoop
for 12 points and top performance
of the evening. Jim Scott followed with 10 points for Varsity. Norm
Baker of the Fliers and Harry
Franklin of UBC went off on personals.
VARSITY: Robertson 4, Stilwell
2, Bakken 5, Weber 4, Johnson 1,
Sykes 8, McGeer, McLeod, Scott
10, Yorke, Franklin 3, Woodhouse.
Total 39.
PAT BAY. Baker 8, McKeachl.
2, Pay 12, Stout 6, Edmondsoa 4,
Lee 6, Phelan 2. Total 40.
Take Frosh 9 - 5
In Tisdall Game
•   VARSITY UPPERCLASSMEN went two to the good
in the Tisdall Cup rugby competition when they defeated
UBC Frosh in the Stadium Saturday afternoon. The seniors
had to come from behind a five to nothing score early in the
game to take the contest by the count of nine to five.
The teams, playing very fast but
sloppy ball, opened the game at
a terrific pace but had to slow
down somewhat near the end of
the game. It was this speedy type
of play that netted the freshmen
their first and only try in the first
five minutes of the play.
By catching the seniors off guard
the Frosh drove deep into enemy
territory on the kick-off and held
on there until a fast break gave
Joe Pegues a chance to cross tha
line and fight his way around behind the posts. This action made
Jerry Genvey's convert only a
matter of fact.
With a lead of one goal the
Frosh looked like the winning team
for the better part of the game,
but gradually the upperclassmen
came to life and on one of their
thrusts towards the UBC goal posts
were awarded a penalty kick.
Doug Reid made the points for
the seniors.
The second half again saw the
elder crew backing up, especially
in the scrum line. After fearing
that the game might be lost if
something was not done, a man
was pulled from the scrum and
put back with the three line to
correspond with the style of play
She isn't quite efficient, she's a
dowdy little dame,
We often think of firing her, but
keep her just the same.
With all her faults, we know she
has a little on the ball,
She has a liquor permit and does
not drink at all.
used by the younger team.
From here on the team worked
a little better and Paul Chutter
finally got a chance to cross the
last line of defence in one corner
of the field. Doug Reld attempted
the difficult convert and failed.
This gave Varsity a one-point
lead which remained until the dying minutes of the game. With
but three minutes to go Paul Chutter again added points for his
cause when he crossed the line in
exactly the same spot on practically the same type of play.
Doug Reid missed the convert
from the same spot as the last
time. Reld was prevented from
playing his usual sparkling brand
of rugby because he waa stopped
at every possible moment by his
ex-team mates. Paul Chutter was
the star for his team while on the
offensive and Oeorge Rush was
the stalwart on the defense. He
had the New Zealand kick rule
down to a fair point and made
good on some clever kicks.
The scrum line was the pride
of the frosh. Although they were
playing a six-man scrum against
a seven-man scrum they had the
upperclassmen retreating continually. The Frosh lost Tom McCusker near the end of the game
when he was forced to retire with
a broken nose.
FEB. 15 7:00 Lambda vs Phi Gam<
ma Delta.
7:45   Sigma   Phi   Delta   vs.
Mu Phi.
FEB. 16 12:30 Gamma vs. winner
of Sigma Phi Delta vs. Mu
FEB. 18 Beta Theta Pi vs. Winner
of Lambda  vs.  Phi  Gamma
There will be a meeting on Wednesday at 12:30 In Arts 101 for
all girls Interested in track and
field. Plans will be made for
training and a full attendance is
Stop Press
Arrangements were made yesterday afternoon to have Vancouver Combines play Varsity ln the
gym tomorrow night. Make sure
you see these two teams in action.
"Am I your father?"
"We'll then quit pawing me."
For your
Stationery Eupplies
Fountain Pens
Slide Rules
Scales, etc.,
for the present term
^ Clarke & Stuart
550 Seymour Si
Vancouver, B.C.
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