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The Ubyssey Sep 26, 1941

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 Frosh  To Learn   Yells .At Pep Meet
• VARSITY! Varsity!
Eager Frosh will succumb to the dominating personality of Al Dean, Varsity's iron-lunged cheer-leader, and give their all in
learning the U.B.C. yells at
the   first   Pep   Meet   of   the
j year in the  Auditorium at
j 12:45 today.
Dal Richards and his band will
'provide the musical setting, presenting some sensational novelty
arrangements and feoturlng the
popular songstress of swing, Juliette, who proved to be such a
favourite   last   year.
This Pep Meet, nnd the hoards
ef   harrassed   Big   Sisters   digging
x* forgotten Sclencemen as dates
ar their little proteges are all
the build-up for that great event,
the Frosh Reception next Tuesday
Freshmen should study their
handbooks well and know the
and    yells   beforehand    or
ty may have to learn the hard
ky   from   Indignant   Upperclass-
vol. xxrv
New Lighting
In Library
Show Gases
• DURING thc past summer considerable effort and expense
was undertaken in order to beautify tlie library show cases. By the
Installation of Interchangeable colored lights in a cleverly camouflaged border, varied color
schemes may be arranged. Any
printing which may be necesary
will be done this year with th.
aid of a newly purchased alphabet, the letters of which may be
fastened to the rear wall of the
show cases.
"All we need now," Miss Smith
of the Library'staff confided, "is
som. bright young advertising psychology student who will be able
to put the new equipment to ita
propei   use."
Exchange Student
desires 1 Horse, 1 Co~ed
"WANTED—One good riding horse and one introduction
to a beautiful oo-ed. Please get in touch with Ted Speers,
cchange student, from the Brandon College, University of
Visiting our campus for the next year, the tall dark-
taired good-looking lad from way back on the prairies expressed these two wishes as his main desire, after looking
over the U.B.C. campus. 	
Hailing from Brundoii, Ted H
registered in Third Year Arts and
Science, and is hot on the trail
of a bachelor of science degree
with majors in Math and Physics.
Next year he returns to Manitoba
to finish the quest at Brandon
I College.
Radio  is one Ted's  big  Interests
and he has spent considerable time
in  Brandon   as an  announcer  and
I technician.    Here in Vancouver he
I will Intersperse his studies with a
| bit of work on station CJOR.
It L% traditional  to ask  a visitor
Iwhat he thinks of the 'Most beautiful  co-eds ln   the  world"  so  we
tasked him and Ted proved that diplomacy ls one of his long suits.
"Ahhhh," he sighed and rolled
his eyes to heaven, "more beautiful women here than anywhere I
have ever been — with the exception of Brandon College, to which
I return next year."
Badminton and horse riding are
this chief athletic loves, but he
.alms he has not seen a decent
[riding horse in Vancouver, hence
i the request voiced at the start of
■this article. A good horse and a
co-ed are the only things he needs
make things complete.
Aggies Work
To Prevent
Chick Disease
•AMIDST a conglomeration of
test tubes, microscopes, incinerators, and other mysterious apparatus, three or four 4th year
Aggie students are doing an Invaluable service to the poultry-
men of the Province. In this lab.
set aside for the study of poultry
husbandry, testing and research
work ls done for the cure and prevention of poultry diseases in
British   Columbia.
On the University farm, tests
are made with the poultry, to determine the effects of different
types of feeding, breeding, and incubation. Through the observations made from these tests the
poultrymen can gain Information
without personal loss or expense.
The course is a difficult anil
strenuous one, but after graduation these students readily find
positions with Government Agricultural research departments,
large feed companies, or with the
larger manufacturers of incubators
and other equipment for the poultrymen.
bstract Painting
Has Varied Effect
•    "HAVE YOU seen the picture in the   Brock Building?"
The question hangs as solidly in the air as the picture
rests  on the  wall.    So  we  went  and  looked   again at  this
picture: "Ocean Crossing" by Lauren Harris.
We   asked   various   people   what        ___________^___________________________>
they thought of It. One Ingenuous
Freshman, as vernal as they have
ever been, said: It's colossal.
But what is it?" Another, a Freshette, found it very satisfying as a
form of Theosophist Symbolism.
We swear to God, that's what she
There were also the two upperclassmen who, on being asked for
reactions, said they had not one
but ii series of reactions, and the
two pretty Freshettes who said
k. "beautiful colours but ..." and
^^■"1 think It's nice but I can't make
^^m    Dear   Mawdsley   said:    "We   ha I
^H rather  a  problem In the  cast  pro-
picture would survive as an integral thlng-in-ltself when thrown
against this very solid space? I
think that Mr. Harris' "Ocean
Crossing" maintains Its dignity
rather well against that sweep of
Dean Mawdsley suggested we
see Hunter Lewis and Dr. Sedgewick who actually were responsible for the choice of the picture.
But they, and an artist-friend of
ours, Jack Shadbolt, were all out
and If we are asked what we personally think of the thing we
would like It clearly understood
that we also are  out.
But   Twas a Famous Victory
PUSH-BALL CASUALTY: Lying in a state of exhaustion, his shirt torn to shreds and one shoe missing, this
freshman Inspired the following ode.
e  e  e  e
The Battle of Mayhem
It was on an autumn day
Old Professor's work was done,
And he upon the Campus dreamt
Of Battles lost and won,
When by him stumbling on the green
Came little freshette Lunkheldine.
She saw a freshman Dolterkin
Roll something large and round,
Which he beside the campus
In playing there had found;
He came to ask what he had found
That was so large and soft and round.
Old professor took it from the boy,
Who stood  expectant  by;
And then the old man shook his head,
And with a gusty sigh,
"Tis the lost and forgotten ball," said he
"That rolled in the great victory."
Now tell us what t'was all about,"
Young Dolterkin he cries;
And little  Lunkheldine peers up
With stupid cowlike eyes;
Now  tell us all about  the fight,
And afterward did they get tight?
"It was the sophs" the prof he cried,
"That undertook to push the ball;
But what they fought each other for,
I could not tell at all.
But everybody said," quoth he,
"That 'twas a famous victory."
"With tooth and nail the pushball round
Waa hammered in their fun,
And many ragged body here
Lay depanted ln the sun;
But things like that, you know, must be
After every famous victory."
"Great praise the  little freshmen won.
When the final result was seen."
"Why 'twas a very wicked thing!"
Said  loony   Lunkheldine.
"Nay-Nay—my little half-wit girl," quoth he
"It was a knockout victory."
"And everybody praised the warriors
Who this great fight did win."
"But what good came of it at last?"
Quoth infant Dolterkin.
"Why that I cannot tell" said he.
"But 'twas a famous victory."
The Mayhew Essay Contest on
"Post War Reconstruction Policies
In the Dominion of Canada," is
open to all undergraduates of this
Awards, ranging from a $200 first
prize to $50 in third prizes. The
contest is designed to encourage,
among university students, serious
considerations of post war problems.
Students desiring further in-
tiformation concerning this competition should consult the Registrar.
USED TEXTS—The ■ women's
auxiliaries of the Active Forces
announce the formation of an exchange library including Junior
and Senior High School text books
for the benefit of students In the
armed   forces.
Persons having these books and
wishing to support this cause may
leave them at the Alma Mater
Society   office,
•    •   »    •
Wesley, cor. Burrard and Nelson,
Sunday, Sept. 28th, 7:30 p.m., Dr.
F. W. Norwood.
No. 2
Co-op's Find
• CO-OP HOUSES are now under a definite system of administration. This summer, duo
to thu efforts of students and faculty members, all three co-ops,
two men's and one women's, became consolidated under a Board
of   Directors.
Members of the board drew up
a charter and constitution, which
they presented to the B. C. Government, and after a few changes
succeeded in having it passed and
registered at Victoria.
The Board of Directors includes
Dr. Sylvia Thrupp, Registrar Charles Wood, Kay Farquhar, Don Bun-
yan, Clare Sherwood, and James
Twelve girls are ln the women's
co-op on Langara Ave., fifteen
men at the co-op on Eighth Ave.,
and thirteen men in the house on
Tolmie Ave.
The studenta do their own housework and prepare their own
merit. Each house has a housemother supervising the students.
Members of the Co-operative Society muat buy ten shares in the
society whieh they sell back at
the end of the year. Room and
board will cost the studenta approximately $28  a month.
Draw Called
On Pushball
• THE     BRAVEST     "MAN"     to
emerge   from   the   Push-Brawl
affair on Tuesday was Phyllis
NeMetz, 3rd Year Arts student,
who cooly stood amid the writhing figures taking pictures of the
fray. The game, incidentally has
been officially declared a draw.
Before the game the Sophs discovered the Froah store of rotten
vegetables and turned the force of
this find on the Frosh. Later the
Sophs brought up refreshments of
' their own.
Ths canvas push-ball was filled
with three bales of hay. Leaders
of tho Sophs were Bud Falrgrievo,
Sandy Hay, Paul Buck and IX.vld
Housser. Heading the Frosh was
Bud Spiers.
Toronto: Pres. T. J. Cody
of Toronto University announced this week the addition of an air training arm
to the C.O.T.C.
Frosh To Suffer
Then Join In Fun
• FRESHMEN will undergo the final fatal initiation rites
to become undergrads at the Frosh Reception in Brock
Hall  next  Tuesday.    Dal  Richards  and  his   orchestra,   one
of the campus' favorite bands will provide smooth arrangements of sweet and swing for the dancing from 9 till 1.
Freshmen   are   required   to   ap-        ----_-_.-----_BH.-B_---____________-----i
pear, ln their full regalia, including, girls, the complete absence of
make-up. "However, if they feel
they simply can't go any longer
without it, they can take their lipstick with them and put it on after
going through the Arch," says
Charlie Nash.
The Arch Is that forbidding
wooden structure through -which
the Frosh will emerge as true
undergraduates—the   Class   of   '45.
To provide more floor space for
the huge crowds always attending
this event, the gym will be wired
for the public address system and
the overflow will find better dancing over there. This practice has
been found successful In previous
To Roll
In Style
• GOOD NEWS for students is the renewal this
year of last year's well-attended mixers.
These informal gatherings, held
in Brock Hall, bought 9123.28
War Savings Stamps, gained the
Hall a radio, and gave everyone
present some enjoyable evenings.
Music was supplied by Sid Poulton's Varsity Dance  orchestra.
Chuck McNeely, Arts Men's
Undergraduate Society President,
pointed out that, ln addition to
their help towards winning the
war, the mixers are of great value
in  another way.
Ho commented that they result
In favourable publicity for the
university and ln this way tend
to counteract certain criticisms
which have been directed at the
McNeely admitted that arrangements had not yet been completed
but he hoped that a meeting
scheduled for Monday would get
things "whipped into shape." He
was confident that the first mixer
would be held soon and from that
time on they will be held regularly. Senior atudenta will be glad
to hear that the price ia likely to
remain at 28c.
Not Yet
warning to Caf Utterera, and
the installation of new containers
there haa been no appreciable
change  ln  the  rubbish situation.
Students who leave cigarette
stubs, lunch papers and trash on
the tables are still making the
Caf   an   unsightly   mess.
The laissez falre attitude adopted by most students Is probably result more of habit than
of intention. A little effort by the
individual would keep the Caf
tidy, and make 1941-42 famous as
the "first tidy Caf year" in U.B.C.
Campus' Clubs
Greet Frosh
Next Week
Next week is club week!
Each day various clubs will be
holding meetings at which they
are anxious to get acquainted with
prospective members.
Freshmen will find a complete
list of campus clubs in the Tillicum. They are urged to pick out
one or more they like and join
them now.
Notices will be apearlng ln the
Ubyssey and on notice boards
throughout the campus. Watch
them, and do something about ltl
Patrons for the first major social
event of the seslon will be Dr. and
Mrs. R. E. McKechnie, Pres. and
Mrs. L. S. Klinck, Dean and Mrs.
D. Buchanan, Dean F. Clement, Dr.
D. Mawdsley, Mr. Walter Gage,
and Mr. and Mrs. M. Van Vllet.
Charlie Nash, aslsted by Lois
Nicholson, Chuck McNeely, Al
Farrow, and Rod Morris, Is In
charge   of   the   arrangements.
Frosh will be admitted free, but
the tickets for upperclassmen will
be fifty cents each. This will not
Include refreshments which will
be provided by Frank Underhiil of
the caf. Page Two
Friday, September 26, 18_J
♦  From  The  Editor's  Pen  »  »  »
Stone Age Students
The Ubyssey today publishes a picture
taken during the Infamous push-ball fiasco
Tuesday for the sole purpose of condemning actions which produce results such as
Apart from the faot that students, who
were warned beforehand that they entered
the "game" at their own risks, lost much
clothing uselessly, no one can feel proud
of the wide-spread notoriety which followed
the episode. But it was only to be expected.
Newspaper photographers have their instructions to shoot scenes that portray a
story and are full of action, and they did
just that.
If they would spend as much time
shooting pictures of hundreds of worthwhile, but less spectacular, stories to be
found enacted on the campus the public
would receive a much truer conception of
life at U.B.C.
Unfortunately, they do not do this. Unfortunately, too, the public does not understand the queer quirks of an undergraduate's reasoning about such time-honored
practises aa initiation.   When they see pic
tures of supposedly sane and sensible university students tearing each other apart
like savage animals and excusing their actions by calling them initiation, the tax-paying public begins to ask why their money
is being spent to keep the University open
for such goings-on while Canada's young
mei> are being called upon to sacrifice their
In peace-time it is up to the students
whether they destroy their clothes in such
idiotic frivolities. The effect outside probably won't go beyond the parents who paid
hard-earned money for the shredded articles of apparel. In war-time it is up to the
students whether they destroy the whole
university reputation. The effect outside
might easily result in disaster for all who
are privileged to attend these halls of learning.
In any case, the practice of tearing one
another limb from limb vanished with the
stone-age—everywhere, that is, except on
the campus at Point Orey and the battlefields of Europe.
Air Minded Toronto
This week word came from the University of Toronto that Airforce Training
for students would be offered as an alternative to regular army courses during the
present session.
The announcement, made by the President of the University, Dr. H. T. Cody, adds
another td the growing list of Canadian colleges taking advantage of the government
offer to provide airforce instruction for undergraduates who wish to join the R.C.A.F.
rather than the Army upon graduation.
Tomorrow men at U.B.C. parade for the
first army drill session of the new term.
Everyone of them will be in khaki as there
is no alternative. Yet many would rather
be starting to train for the job they will
enter as they finish at U.B.C.—that of flying
planes to help destroy the enemy.
Figures show that more Varsity men
entered the R.C.A.F. last year than entered
the other two services combined. Officials
here knew those figures long before this
session opened. They also knew of the new
government plan.
However, they prefer to wait until the
middle of October, when other universities
are well under way with the air-training
scheme, before they do anything about introducing the course at U. B. C.
Familiar Figure Leaves
Educator, traveller, counsellor; business woman,
club woman and now a woman of politics—Is Mary
Bollert, M.A, fciberal candidate in the provincial
riding of Point Grey.
Recently retired after twenty highly successful
years as Dean of Women at the University of B. C,
Miss Bollert brings into the arena of politics a new
personality, a personality In the best sense of the word,
A wide traveller and a voluminous reader, never
theless she manages to take an active part ln an almost
endless list of clubs and  associations.
Since 1937 this witty, bright-eyed woman haa been
International President of the Pan-Pacific Women's
Association and Provincial Secretary of the I.O.DJE.
and is past president of the Canadian Federation of
University Women.
She is also an active member in the United Church
Women's Missionary Society, the Women's Canadian
Club, the B.C. Temperance Union and the Senate of
the University of B.C.
MAMOOKS ORGANIZE—Freahman wishing to join the campus
pep club are invited to attend a
meeting In the Mamooks club
room, at the south end of th.
Brock at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 30th.
•    *    *    *
LETTERS CLUB—The first meeting will be held In the Brock Hall
on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30.
This Club is open only to upperclassmen.
WANTED—Dark Room Assistant. Preferably female accustomed
to dark room technique . . Allan
Coe,   Ubyssey   Photographer.
S.C.M. PARTY—Come and join
the fun on Saturday, Sept. 27 at
8:30 p.m. In the Brock Hall. Frosh
—it won't cost you anything—
others—25c. Tickets are on sale
at S.C.M. room 312 Auditorium
Bldg.  or at the door.
A 9200 scholarship la offered to
graduate students in metallurgy
by the Kelowna Exploration Co.
Ltd. for either Reduction Metallurgy or Physical Metallurgy.
Physical fitness and personality
are important qualifications for
candidacy. Applications muat be
handed to the Registrar by Dee-
ember 10.
Issued twice weekly by the Students   Publication   Board   of   the
Alma Mater Society of the University of Britiah Columbia.
Offices Brock Memorial Building
Phone ALma 1624
Campus Subscription—91-50
Mall Subscriptions—92.00
Senior Editors
Tuesday  ....Jack McMillan
Friday  Xea Bewtey
Sporta Editor   Jack Ferry
Staff Photographer  Allan Coe
Exchange Editor Doris
Pub Sea-etary
Pat Whelan
Associate Editors
Lucy Berton, Margaret Reid
Gilbert Baal, Graham Balllle,
Jean Beveridge, Eleanor Boyant,
John Boyd, Eleanor Bryant, Harold
Burks, Hugh Cooke, Lee Gldney,
Betty Hern, Sheila Hicka, Jsck
Kingston, Basil McDonnell, Peggy
Reid, Marjorie Saunders, John
Scott, Molra Sweeney, Terry Taylor, Vivian Temple, Letltla Tler-
ney, Bob Wallae..
Chuck Claridge, B1U Oalt, Jack
Smedley, Terry Taylor, Sherry
Wilcox,  and  Harry  Franklin.
K >'
• SOME PEOPLE have to write
comic atuff like Jabez ( darn
it) then everybody expects to reed
funny columns, but Its been a
theory of mine that Sheridan had
the right idea sitting comfortably
In the ditch watching the Ford*
go by.
For Instance: I waa comfortably
aeated laat week In one ot the
loeal picture houses watching one
of the moat inane, screwball, entertaining films Freddy Wood will
ever see.
"Here Comes Mr. Jordan" is one
of the most cleverly handled plots
to come out of California. Adept
direction, perfect timing, and a
plot that out-fantastics Thorne
Smith all go to make good film
And if you're the type that enjoys a Sunday evening at home,
Claude Rains, star of "Mr. Jordan", is doing a stint for the radio
next Sabbath night on the "Inner
Sanctum Mystery" program Rains, t
an Inveterate picture steoler, has I
also  scored   heavily   in   the  other
• THESE ARE days when the
English department aren't any
any too easy about their freshmen
course. After all, you know, teaching Sassoon at a time like this .
They don't attempt an enlightened
discussion of such men as Sassoon,
Owen Graves.
For   example:
"O    Christ,    they're    coming    at
us!"   Bullets   spat,
And   he   remembered   his   rifle
.   .   .  rapid fire   .   .
And started  blazing wildly  .  .
then   a  bomb
Crumpled and spun him sideways,   knocked   him   out
To    grunt   and   wiggle:    none
heeded  hint;  he choked
And  fought  the  flapping veils
of  smothering  gloom,
Lost in a blurred confusion of
yells and groans . . .
*   Down, and down, he sank and
• ALL   OF   WHICH   recalls   the
way Siegfried took care of the
women (you'll find that one in the
anthology). God knows we could
use another like him to stop the
seemingly unending flow ofwom-
en'a clubs for this and that who
dream it a patriotic necessity to
goose-step through Vancouver,
dressed ln a Hollywood-created
uniform, smartly saluting service
men, and scowling fiercely at
"Oh, life Is a glorious cycle
of  song
A   medley   of   extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can
never go  wrong;
And I  am Marl,  of Romania."
<■ \
,V\\   '
1    w    /
'ttnUS coveted no nymph'* embrace*t
He could smoke Picobac in both hi* face*!
• The God of Commencements could content-
plate both past and future with equanimity.
And why not? Picobac is such a mild, cool,
sweet smoke, so low in price, ao completely
satisfying that everyone who has discovered ft
looks both backward and forward to endless
delightful hours In its frsgrant company.
HANOV tlA-.TKIHT POUCH    -    it*}
H-i-B. "LOK-TOP" TIN    •   6U
^^—^     also packed In Poeket Tine
It POES taste food Iii a pipe I'
• THE PATRIOTISM of on. of
those typed women brought about
thia little vignette which I paaa on.
It happened at that recruiting
depot In front of Victory square.
A young man, walking down
Hastings waa stopped by a be-
uniformed matron who demanded
he enlist. "I tried to," he explained, "but was rejected aa medically unfit.  Gassed."
"H.h," hahhed the Patriot,
"you'll have to do better than
that young man. You aren't old
enough to have been in the last
"I didn't say I was in the last
war" further explained our hero'
"I got mine at the Post Office
a few years ago."
But then, maybe you don't like
Sheridan   .   .   .
The Ubyaaey welooflM. b*l
Hunter, Lewie, Assistant Pr«-*<A
tn th. English Department.
Laat year, owing to lllniss, Mrl
Lewis wsa abl. to de only pari'
time work. But now after a aura*''
mar's reat at his Gulf Island cottage Mr. Lewis' health Is completely restored.
4th   year   atudenta   Interested   ii(
vital problems of today ar. lnvltei,
to  apply   for  memberahip ln thl
Historical    Society.     Application.]
should   be   addressed   to   Elspath"
Munro, Arts Letter Rack, not later J
than Wednesday, October 1.
•   •   e   e
meeting of all old and proapectlvfl
members ln Ap. Sc. 100, Monday]
- - Special Student Rate at * *
By Presentation Of Your Student Pass
George Bernard Shaw's
Starring Wendy  Hiller
and Rex  Harrison
"Whistling In the  Dark"
with Red Sketon and
Conrad Veldt
also Dennis O'Keefe In
"Lady Scarface"
Bob Hope and Paulette
Goddard In
"Nothing But the Truth"
"Private Nurse"
Robert Taylor in
"Affectionately Yours"
with Dennles Morgan and
Rita Hayworth
Visit the Campus' Favorite Florist
"Your Nearest Florist"
4429 W. 10th Ave.
ALma 0660 'fct
Friday, September 26, 1941
Page Three
Greenies  Dig  The   Green
*P   ■
A fine example of the old Frosh spirit is shown above in the rolling green of the
lawn ln front of the Aggie and Arts Buildings which was dug by the Freshman Class
of 1922.
• SPORT SHOES that combine
atyle with comfort . . . mudguard*: In alligator akin . . . gillie
ties . . . auedea . get them at
Rae-Sona, 808 Oranvllle St., on the
Mezzanine floor. They're juat the
thing for college and aporta wear
... a certain campus songatresa
waa rumoured engaged this summer . . . but she's back at Varsity
and not wearing the ring. It seems
she broke it off because she didn't
want to marry for money . . . her
money . . . Rae-Son's sport shoes
come in black, blue, brown and
tan. Straps and buckles are popular for sportwear . . . and ties with
heels grooved for novelty. They're
smart, they're different, they're
the sporting thing . . . and only
88.95, 87.50 and $7.95.
•   AS SOON as the football season   starts  you'll   want   to   get
a pair of cosy,  close-fitting  snug-
The .
*    *    *    m
ALma   1688
'Our Service Means
Happy   Motoring"
gles from Wilson's Glove and
Hosiery Shop, 578 Oranvllle St.
It'a smart to wear them in bright
colours . . . blue, green, yellow
and turquoise . . . then if your
skirt flies up, who cares? Frat
pins have started on their annual
migration already ... an Alphn
Phi has given back the Alpha
Delt one ahe was •wearing last
year, and an Alpha Gam has acquired a Fiji pin. Why don't
some of the girls start sorority pins
on the rounds for a change, and
save wear and tear on the frat
pins ... be different and wear
long, staptlingly brilliant cotton
stockings with your plain or plaid
skirt. Say you saw It in Mary
• JOIN THE corduroy crowd at
Plant's, 584 Granville St. ...
corduroy pinafores in beige, wine,
red, royal blue, brown, and green
. . . just like those shown ln Mademoiselle . . . wesklts come ln
corduroy too, in the same colours
as the pinnies . . . they're great
for campus wear over blouses and
skirts . . . another Frat pin has
changed hands ... a dark-haired
sophom-. re Is wearing a Fiji pin
. . . she was interested ln athletics
last year, too . . . Sportswear of
all kinds at Plant's on Granville,
in corduroy . . . jackets, revers-
ibles   . . .   they're   all   popular.
Padlocks for Your Lockers
Ask about them — We know your needs — Our 75c
padlocks cannot be picked
STUDY LAMPS—at city prices 	
Hewer's Hardware
4450 West 10th Avenue
Phone ALma 1552
Frosh Hear
McBride at
six-mil. trek from th. Fair-
view shacks to the present Campus the annual Cairn Ceremony
was held at noon Thursday, on
the Mall.
Membera of the U.B.C. Contingent C.O.T.C. formed a guard at
honour. M.U.S. Prexy Charlea
Nash Introduced Ted McBride who
apoke of the atudenta who made
the cairn and whoae names are
inscribed on a scroll Inaide.
"This monument stands as a
challenge to you as it will to tho
students of the future," McBride
Loan Desk
Wire Front
e THE LOAN DESK in the library has undergone a radical
change. The glass fronting has
been changed to wire. Several
reasons were offered for this advance step.
First, as it is impossible to talk
through glass, conversation continued over or under glass —■ depending on the height of the various students. The next objection
was old man sun. On hot days
the glass, the cage, and the occupants roasted to steam heat.
Thirdly, the glass sometimes became like a mirror, as Miss Mercer remarked, "We don't want to
look at ourselves all day." And
lastly, everyone tried to congregate at the open section of the
desk, thus making work extremely
difficult  for  everyone  concerned.
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"Gee Mabel, you don't
know how different you look
with no make-up!"
H. Jessie How, BA
4451 Weat 10th Avenue
Essays and Theses Typed
Canadians Visit Oregon
In Spite of Car Trouble
(Shortly before Varsity opened,
three week-end visitors to Oregon
State were Francis McLean, Eva-
line McQueen, and Ruth Wilson.
The following is an account of
their  trip.—Editor's  Note.)
It was wonderful. We started
out at 7 a.m. early in September
from Vancouver, planning to visit
Corvallis, the home of Oregon
State College,' eighty-nine miles
south of Portland.
We breezed through the border,
and then bowled merrily along
for two houra. Suddenly the engine gave a sputter and the car
rolled to a stop. It was still early
and very few cars were on the
road, but finally we flagged one
and were pushed to a nearby garage. Here we were destined to
spend the ensuing twelve hours,
due to a broken time-gear. The
parts could only be obtained in
Seattle and were not sent up until
five o'clock that evening.
We finally left thia town called
Allen, at 10 p.m., and it waa eleven
ln the morning before we reached
the town of Albany, U miles from
Corvallis. When our engine auddenly died out on ua for the
second time, we nearly cried. College cara swooshed by at about
seventy miles an hour, and finally
one stopped and towed ua the reat
of the distance to the college.
Of course half the town seemed
to be standing on th. streets aa
we sailed through, our dignity
dragging ln the dust, and our faith
in the machine age shattered.
However, a warm welcome
awaited ua at the fraternity house
where we were staying and wo
soon forgot our won,
It waa 2 o'clock before we got
to bed that night, and as we were
guests we had the privilege of
sleeping In till 6:45 the next morning.
At the breakfast table their
manners were perfect. They have
to be, becauae any girl can check
up the table on any breach of
etiquette she happens to notice.
Of course, we Canadians were
on our best behaviour but the
number of rules we broke and the
faux pas we made were most embarrassing. Their customs are
often the very opposite to ours
and they often shocked tu and I'm
sure  at  times  we horrified  them.
We also were rather out of place
when lt came to dancing. They
are true hep-cats and the gramophone played "Up-Town" and "Au
Reet" all day long. However
they were very eager to learn our
"Varaity Drag"- and the boys ln
particular ilk* ' our cheek to
chock idea. The campus ls very
"dry" and although thoy aeem to
smoke aa much aa our atudenta,
it muat be done in rooma aet aside
for that purpose. Not even the
boys can smoke In the streets or
on the quad.
In place of our "caf" they hav.
a huge cok. bar ln th. M.U. building and alao a co-operative bookstore. The above mentioned
building ia almost beyond description. It ta uaed aa our Brock
Hall, but ita size and beauty ta
The lower campua la famoua aa
the lover's parSdlaa and beneath
the trysting tree "fussing" (petting to ua) goea on quite openly.
Their frankness about the whole
thing ra*Vw-- disturbed our sensibilities.    It seem* nothing la pri
vate or sacred to the individual,
even to the extent that when you
drivo home after a date, you must
enter the house with your sleeves
rolled up if a fond good-night haa
taken place.
On our trop home we were
stranded ln a amall town with engine trouble and as it was Sunday we could not get a mechanic
to work. Their unions are airtight and their prices sky-high.
After a wait of four hours we finally were fixed up. A B. C. profeaaor was on the road behind tis
and as we were desperate about
arriving home in time for lecturea
on Monday we even had the State
Patrol  out  after him.
Another member of our faculty
that we were very proud of was
Maury Van Vliet. Oregon State
is his Alma Mammy and although
he graduated a number of years
ago he is still remembered.
Although their Ignorance of
Canada is appalling, they were
very eager to hear about lt, and
extremely Interested In our campua customs. Friendliness seemed
thel" outstanding trait and the
very word "Canadian-" brought an
immediate  response.
Their work Is divided Into three
terms, with final exams at th. .nd
et each of them. Th.y ar. ranked on a grade point ayatem, from
4 to 0. They aeem rather casual
about tlm., not worrying how
many unlta they tak. *»ch year or
how long lt takes them to graduate. I gathered that their cxnma
are very much eaaier than ours (90
p*r cent being very common) but
all the atudenta gat high rourke
ao the results turn out the same as
ours in th. long run.
PHRATERES—Old members' tea
thla afternoon. Freshette Flrwld.,
Sunday, Sept. 98. All Phrateres,
Tuesday noon, Sept. 30. Old aad
new executive Suppw, Wed. Oct _.
New members Tea, Sat. Oot 4.
Informal Party, Tumi., Oot 14.
NOTICE —AU organlzatlona
planning functions during the
coming year must submit a tentative date for each function to the
Prealdent of the M.U.S. before
Friday Oct. 3. Thla ls necessary
for the social calendar. Ratification-, or changes of dates will be
made later.
A bursary of $100 has been m*d«
available by th. D*lta Oamma
Fraternity to s blind atuttent te
enable him to attend U.B.C. this
year. Applications must be in by
October 1st. For further Information, apply at the Regtatnur'a
•   •   •   •
LOST AND POUND—AU unclaimed articles of laat ymmr, except pencils and pens, hav. bean
turned over to the Red Croas. The
latter have been given to th.
Salvation Army. Persons finding
lost property are requeated to turn
them into the A.M.S. offlc*.
f 100 wlU b. given by th. K.l-
owna Exploration Co. thla yesr on
recommendation of the Dep__-tmcat
of Mining and MattaUurgy te fhe
student having th. highest svw
age marks ln Fourth Year Metallurgical Engineering.
INCO«**OKAT«0    ."•»   MAV   1170 Page Four
Friday, September 26, 1941
President Disallows Football Series With Alberta
40 Players Learn at
Practice of Decision
e   PRESIDENT L. S. Klinck refuses to grant permission for
a Canadian football series to be staged with the University of Alberta.
This was learned late yesterday afternoon after men's
athletic officials had received a wire from Edmonton announcing that the Alberta team was willing to travel to the
coast for a series with the Thunderbirds.
In the midst of a general practice, at which almost 40
players had turned out, Coach Maury Van Vliet announced
that the president had informed him that he was unable to
sanction the proposed series.
At time of going to press, the Ubyssey could not ascertain whether this means the complete withdrawal from Canadian football this year by the Blue and Gold. The only
other possible engagements would seem to be with a representative team from Victoria.
Maury Rebuilds
Basket Squad
•    CAN THE THUNDERBIRDS produce another spectacular basketball team this year?
There is much speculation on the campus as to whether
there will ever be a team like that of last year which swept
through eleven consecutive playoff games and culminated
by winning the Canadian Championship.
Nothing definite can be stated until practises start in
about two weeks but the situation now stands with Sandy
Hay, Lefty Barton, and Lynn Sully left from last year who
are ready to start again. Captain Pat Flynn has joined the
Air Force and Jim Scott, Brud Matheson, Joe Ryan, Doug
Pedlow, and Wally Johnson have stated that they won't play
until after Christmas. Jack Ross who was the only member
of the team to graduate has settled down to married life
in Quebec.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_ When practices do start and the
boya begin getting In condition
again, lorn, of the old stars may
be back, unable to resist the urge
to play again. If thoy don't respond, Maury Van Vllet haa several freshmen and sophomores to
complete a lineup. Among these
are Al Dean, spectacular cheer
leader, and Harry Kermode from
the  last  year's Frosh  crew.
Also on the Campua thla year
are Harvey Reese, last season with
Maple Leafs and Stacy's, and
Jack Wyard, both of whom play-
for the championship Senior B
team of two years ago. These men
are both doubtful starters. Reese
does not want to play and Wyard
may decide to go to the University of Waahlngton.
This leaves Maury with a problem on his hands that can only be
solved when the gym is open to
practices. At present the floor is
being given Ita yearly coata ot
varnish, and new showers are
being Installed.
Alao something new thla year
ia the appearance of the "fan"
backboards In regular league play.
These new backboards made their
debut at the Forum last spring in
the   Canadian  Championships.
for a meet with Oregon
State already on hand, the
Varsity Rowing Club has
called a general meeting for
Thursday, October 2. Exact
time and place will be announced later.
The invitation to compete
against the Corvallis crews follows
similar ones in past yeara when
international meets were ataged
with the Universities of Washington and of Oregon. Thla year it
is hoped to send 20 scullers to the
Last season the club managed
to carry on despite the military
program and valiantly held Sunday morning practices at the clubhouse, situated at Blenhelm-on-
President Phil Fltz-Jamea discloses that he has on hand the
nucleus of last year'a aquada but
emphasizes that there ia great
need for new and inexperienced
"In the past years," he declares,
"eighty per cent of all our crews
were completely Inexperienced at
the beginning of the season."
Once again, Ned Pratt, 1936
Olympic Sculling Champion, has
consented to act as coach.
a pad under the canvas this
year, as well as a clean canvas,
to ease the bumps for members of
the boxing club. Competition will
start  soon.
More good news, although only
a rumour, is that a golf driving
net for practice drives will be
available   for   golf   enthusiasts.
• Co-Ed Sports
• WOMEN'S Grass Hockey teams
swing into action with a meeting ln Arts 101 at 12:30 today, to
be followed by a practice at the
playing field at 3:30. All nev/
members  are  urged   to  attend.
Varsity is expecting a bang-up
sea3on this year with many noticeable freshettes competing for the
teams. Among the most likely
aspirants are Beth Cocking, Margaret Hodgson, Mary Hammond,
and Sheila Hicks.
The coach Is to be decided at
the first meeting, which will be
announced on the notice-board in
the  Women's  Common  Room.
Some of the well known players
of laat year who are returning are
Betty Muir, June Lake, Jean Handling, and Helen Matheson, who is
the president of the club.
• WOULD YOU  UKE  to   use a
bow and arrow, play ping-pong
or tenekolt? Then obtain your
folder at the gym, outlining the
1941-42 physical education session
lnclding those sports.
Miss Moore announces that Women's Intra-mural practices begin
on Monday, when fourth year Arts
play badminton. On Tuesday
second year Arta play volley ball.
How Much This Year?
• WE'RE AFRAID to make predictions this year. Last fall, awed by
announcement of alx houra military per week, we headed this acene
"No more of thia for Maury" and suggested that he would confine hla
activities to the military. Thla year, with revived plana for intra-murals,
everybody  ls  wondering  "HOW  MUCH  of  this  for  Maury"?
New S. Wales
Develops Odd
Hoop Technique
Ed. Note.—The attention of all
can-pus hoop aspirants Is drawn
to this unique basketball technique, as described In an Australian
university paper.
• • • •
• LAST YEAR and In the past
round of this season's competition. University 1 was very
narrowly beaten by St. Joseph's 1
but on Saturday we were able to
take our revenge and win 23-11—
one more sign that the team Is
improving  with every  match.
At the end . of the flrst half,
score was 12-9 in our favour and
either team eould have won. After
that, partly due to poor throwing
from St. Joseph's and splendid
work by our goalies, we won by
a good margin.
Although the rest of the team
has definitely improved, the actual
play by GOAL THROWERS has
not cdvanced since the beginning
of the season. It is not that they
are not good players—but rather
that they have not derived the
same benefit from practice as the
rest of the team. Their throwing
has improved and is now fairly
consistent, and often miraculous
—especially from the  circle edge.
University 1, cannot congratulate itself on especially good basketball this week, for play was
often ragged and the ball kept
dodging backwards and forwards
between the University players,
Instead of going straight down the
BEGINNING GOLF—All men interested in beginning golf instruction should report at the stadium.
Wednesday,* October 1st, at 12:30.
Maury Van Vliet, Men's Athletic
Director,  Ls In charge of the class.
• ONE Harvard freshman handed in a 2,000 Word composition
to his instructor in English recently on a phonograph record.
The professor accepted it tor that
time but warned him not to repeat it. The professor remarked,
"for one thing, how can you correct spelling and punctuation In
a theme like this?"
—The Florida Flambeau.
URGENT—Transportation wanted
from the vicinity of 14th and
Granville.   BAy. 89STR.
Intra Murals
Revived In
Seven Sports
• VARSITY INTRA MURAL athletics will operate
this fall on a much larger
basis, according to Maury
Van Vliet, Men's Physical
Director. Seven sports fill
the programme. They are
volleyball, basketball, cross
country, golf, English rugby,
softball and tug-o-war.
"All class athletic representatives
should report as soon as possible
to my office ln the gym for organization purposes," remarked
Coach Van Vllet.
Heading the list of events, volleyball la elated for early next
month, said Van Vliet.
To the class flnichlng the schedule with highest point total goea
the Governor's Cup, trophy awarded to intra mural title-holder. An
Influx of Freshmen make the
"Greenles" an odds on favorite
to show well ln the standings.
•   •   •   •
Davies | Names
Team Heads
For Session
• THE    NAMES    of    this
year's team managers for
male athletics wero released
yesterday by Evann Davies,
head of M.A.A.
Gordy MacFarlane,
Charlie Cottrell, Tommy
Cantell, and Jim MacArthur
have been chosen to run the
affairs of the four major
sports — Canadian football,
English rugby, basketball,
and  soccer,   respectively.
President   of   the   Rowing   Club
will bo Phll Fltz-James, while Don
McLean  will  hold  the  same  position  in  the Track  Club.
Leading the Outdoor Club to
greater heights on local mountains
will   be   Sandy   Buckland.
Jim Brandon will manage cricket, and Norm Burnett will take
charge  of  the Training  Club.
Other minor sport heads have
yet  to be selected.
Hope To Field Two
Teams in CupRugby
•    IN   SPITE   OF  military   training,  graduation   and  high
water,   pre-season  omens   all   point   to   fielding  English
Rugby teams in both Miller and McKechnie Cup series.
With military training occupying Saturday afternoons,
it is proposed, if sufficient enthusiasts turn out, to field three
teams for the Miller Cup series in order that players will
have to miss parades only one week in three. These three
teams will be chosen from four to six intra-mural teams.
This was revealed yesterday noon by manager Charlie
A meeting will be held downtown to-night by the Vancouver
Rugby Union, where lt will finally be decided whether we may be
allowed to field three teama, playing  alternately,  for one cup.
From theae teams it ia proposed
to select alao a team to represent
U.B.C. ln th. McKechnie Cup
As before, the success of the
Rugby Club depends on the number of people who turn out. If
there la a large enough turn-out
to field the proposed three imur**,
the burden of making up parade,
two nights every week will be
more evenly distributed and should
be favoured by military author
Coaching and handling the team
again thla year are Tom Stewart
and Dr. Warren, with Chuck Cottrell managing.
All men Interested in th. Rugby
Club are urged to watch th. bulletin boards and turn out for the
flrat meeting whloh will be held
very aoon.
• ALTHOUGH the epidemic of
Poliomyelitis (Infantile Paral-
yis) in the Prairie provinces U
abating, sufficient new cases are
still arising in B.C. to make it
necessary for all students who
have come from the Prairies within the last two weeks and certain
areas of B.C. where the disease
has recently oecured to REPORT
IMMEDIATELY to the University
Health Office, No. 306 Auditorium.
Areas of B.C. recently affected
are: Trail, Okanagan, Mission,
Rutland, Armstrong, Telkawa, an 1
BUS PASSES—Avallible at the
Registrar's Office, on presentation   of  registration   receipt.
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