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The Ubyssey Feb 29, 1944

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 COTC "Influence" Commerce   Presents   The "Bright  Lights" Of  UBC's Most PromisingTDepartment
While v, e believe that certain remarks made last Saturday on COTC parade about The Ubyssey are unimportant,
because of their inaccuracy, we feel that other inferences
made by the Commanding Officer of the Corps, to the effect
that the COTC as a group should exert influence in student
affairs, are sufficiently important to merit further consideration by the men who heard the Colonel's remarks.
The Ubyssey takes exception to the view expressed by
the Colonel, whether he was speaking facetiously, as we
suspect, or seriously.
Emulation of a few of our South American "good
neighbors", the appearance of a COTC military clique on
our campus to dominate student affairs, seems ridiculous in
black and white.
We do not mean that such dominance is the ultimate
conclusion of the Colonel's words.
But the thin shade of intimation was there and this
makes us hot and bothered enough to say something about it.
We should like to make it clear that any influencing of
student affairs on this campus is going to be done by official
student organizations or students as individuals. No COTC,
UNTD or UATC is going to have a thing to say about our
We regret that the Colonel sees fit to criticize The
Ubyssey on the parade ground, instead of in a letter to us
or an interview.
We offer no defence of The Ubyssey. It is unnecessary.
Any cadet could inform the Colonel that his criticism was
-J. T. S.
Businessmen And
Students Mingle
At Comm. Banquet
By Don CHUTTER, Com. '44
•   THE BALLROOM of the Hotel Georgia was filled to the
overflowing point last Thursday when the Commerce
Class of '44 held their Graduation Banquet.
Invited to this annual affair were a cross section of
prominent downtown business men representing the Board
of Trade, the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and the
Bar Association, Provincial and Civic Administrators, Faculty
members, and Commerce students, past and present.
The guests and students were       ___^^__^__^_________
seated alternately around the long
tables and throughout the Banquet
contacts were either renewed or
made—the students obtaining advice and the businessmen an informal opportunity to meet the
present Commerce students and
Judge whether they were up to the
high standards of graduates whom
they had met in business.
It was this support which the
business and professional men gave
to the Banquet and the ensuing
camaradfe which lead President
Klinck to remark that although
some students felt that there were
large elements of the population
prejudiced against the University
Graduate, it was obvious that the
best elements were behind every
worthy contribution made by the
The guest speaker for the evening was the Hon. E. C. Carson,
Minister of Trade and Industry,
and Mines tor British Columbia.
Introduced by Col. H. S. Tobin,
the Minister proceeded to enumerate the plans made by the Provincial Government for the transitional and post-war periods following cessation of hostilities, and
how the Commerce graduate could,
and is expected, to fit into these
In line with the recent Federal
regulations in which University
Commerce courses are described
as 'essential', the speaker stated,
"Those of us who are charged with
Ihe administration of public affairs are alive to the fact that our
economic system must be revised
in certain respects, and in this we
look to the younger minds to express themselves.
"In the carrying out of our plans,
trained personnel is essential.
Along with those trained in many
skills in the services and in our
war Industries, we have those of
you here tonight and at the University trained to take your part
in our future.
"No plans that are made or can
be made at this time can meet
our entire needs for the future,
and it is here that we need the
trained fresh outlook of youth with
all its enthusiasms. The industrial
activities of this province are sufficiently diversified, and the field
of opportunity sufficiently wide,
I know, to provide for all our
young people. We hope your
talents and energies will be employed in the building up ot the
Industrial Plant which B.C. is destined to have in the great realignment with which the world is
Lauding the reputation of UBC,
and its department of Commerce,
the minister continued. "It has
been my good fortune to have
travelled about this province a
great deal and wherever I have
gone, I have found UBC graduates
filling important positions."
The minister also declared that
with 80 percent of UBC students
paying their own fees and over
1300 on active service with another
1200 training on the campus, the
student body had a record of which
to be proud.
As for the future of the Com-
(Continued on Page 3)   ,
• FREQUENTLY seen using her
feminine wiles on unsuspecting
males in operating her date bureau for co-ed affairs, Phyl has
worked hard in making these ball*
and the fashion show a success.
O   GENIAL president of the AMS
and member of Sigma Tau Chi
who is noted for being a teetotal-
ing, non-smoking misogynist whose
only vice is to occasionally cultivate a red Van Dyke beard.
O NOTWITHSTANDING his Innocent blue eyes and unshaven face, Don has a way of steering money-seeking undergrade to
the door in a very mature manner.
Club prexy, secretary of the
Men's Athletic Directorate, Senior
manager of the Soccer Club, past
president of the SPC, charter
member of the Economic Society,
RQMS of the COTC.
murdo Mckenzie
• THE'CULTURE KID\ as head
of the LSE no doubt considers
it his duty to appear at all social
events (he's seen ln circulation for
the early part of the evening any*
way). He's as enthusiastic about
campus activities as he was ss
head of the Mamooks.
•    •
No. 36
UBC Enters Red Cross Drive
Fix Those Weak Arches
COTC to Make 'Great Trek'
• THE "GREAT TREK" for the
COTC will take place March
18, Col. G. M. Shrum announced
The route of the march has not
as yet been definitely fixed, but
suggested routes are either down
town or along Fraser Avenue.
The march, however, will start
and finish at the University.
All  those  cadets who complete
the march will be excused PT for
the remainder of the year.
Major Herd, company commander, suggests that those students with weak arches and soft
feet wear felt Insoles In their
boots. They will find the going
UATC will accompany COTC In
its afternoon walk.
History 0/ Large Commerce
Dept. Dates From[1939
• IT IS DIFFICULT to believe that the history of the
Commerce department, which has almost attained the size
and importance of a faculty with more than 170 students
registered at the last session, actually dates only from 1939,
although the Commerce degree has been offered here since
Waiving Of Caution
Money To Boost
Quota Of $6,000
•   THE CAUTION MONEY waiver campaign this year,
sponsored by the War Aid Council will tie in with the
huge nation-wide Red Cross Drive which begins today and
lasts for' two weeks.
e   e
First indication of the eventual
establishment of a Commerce department on this campus came on
August 1, 1929, with the appointment of J. Friend Day as associate
professor of Economics and Commerce.
Five new courses, open only to
candidates for the B.Com. degree,
were added to the department of
Economics, Sociology and Political
Science. Frederick Field and J. J.
Win* DSO, African Star For Exploits
Commerce Grid Helps Defend Malta
• AMONG the Commerce graduates who have won fame on
the battle fronts is Lt. Cmdr.
Gordon Stead. In Vancouver on
a well earned leave after three
years service in the Mediterranean,
the Commerce Club's first president has brought back with him
three medal ribbons and a wealth
of experience.
The ribbons include those of the
Distinguished Service Cross and
the African Star. In addition, Lt.
Cmdr Stead did more than his
share in bringing about the award
of the George Cross to the Island
of Malta.
After working with MeKeen and
Wilson L'd., lie went to England
at the outbreak of war and joined
the Royal Navy as a rating.
Quickly selected for an officers'
class he was given his Commission,
and wa-; posted to a light naval
craft flotilla. After operating out
of Bristol on tiie North Atlantic
Patrol he was sent to Gibraltar
for a few months.
At   this   time   Rommel's   forces
were well on their way, they
thought, to Suez, and the Mediterranean really was a Fascist
Lake. Malta, between Sicily and
Lybia, was In a particularly hot
spot, and as a partial reinforcement it was decided to send in
some motor launches which, because of their size, had the best
chance of successfully getting
By disguising their craft as Italian vessels, waving at circling
enemy aircraft, and by hailing
pro-Axis Arabs with the Italian
Fascist greeting, the first pair of
M.L.'s finally managed to get to
Malta, but they were the only ones
who were able to break through
for months.
One of their chief tasks at Malta
was to sweep the mines which
were continually laid by the Axis
forces. This was a night and day
assignment and as a result of exploding mines, Stuka attacks, and
enemy E boat action, all the trawlers fitted as mine sweepers and
one of the M.L.'s were put out of
action, leaving only Lt. Cmdr.
Stead's battle-scarred vessel to do
the work.
With Allied successes in Africa
and the breaking through of a
convoy to Malta, conditions on that
island gradually Improved, and Lt.
Cmdr. Stead was able to take his
place in the vanguard of the attacks on Pantelleria, Sicily and
Back on the Campus he was very
Interested to And that the Musical
Society were presenting "lolanthe",
for he had acted as business manager and had taken the part of
Private Willis in their first presentation of the Operetta in 1933.
Active in campus affairs, he was
the organizer and first president
of Ihe Commerce Club, he was on
the Students Council, and he appeared in Player's Club Plays,
played English Rugby, was in the
OTC and the LSE, and is affiliated
with Zeta Psi fraternity.
Tiie changes that he noted on
the campus are many, among them
being the increased size and scope
of the Commerce classes since he
graduated ten years ago.
We wish him the best of luck on
his return to active service.
Plommer were engaged as lecturers
in accountancy.
Two other courses consisted of
Marketing and Sales Management,
and Commercial Law. The only
person to qualify for the degree
at this session was J. W. Home,
B.A., who received the degree of
B.Com. in the spring of 1930.
In the following session, 18 students were registered as 3rd year
Commerce and 14 4th year students
graduated with the B.Com. degree.
The number of 3rd and 4th year
students who chose Commerce rose
steadily to 51 in 1933 and to 66 in
The staff also continued to grow
and In 1934 B, H. Tupper and T.
K. Collins were engaged as lecturers in Commercial Laws. That
year the University conferred the
Commerce degree on 22 students
with 28 receiving It the following
During this time the Ave courses
which were open only to candidates for the B.Com. degree remained as Economics 14 to 19 Inclusive. By 1939 the staff of the
Dept. of Economics had grown to
two professors, four associate professors, two lecturers in Accountancy, three lecturers in Commercial
Law and five assistants.
In 1939 Commerce was made i
separate dept. under Professor E.
H. Morrow, with Dr. A, W. Currie
and J. Friend Day as associate
professors, ..nnd ..with ..Fredorick
Field and R. H. Tuppor as lecturers in Accountancy and Commercial Law respectively.
In  that year  75 students were
(Continued on Page 3)
Co-ed King
t SINATRA, Mature and Gable
are serieusly worried by the
news of Varsity's would-be Coed-
Kings. Tonight ln Brock Hall the
Dogpatch favorite will be picked
from the six exotic competitors.
The ash-blonde cherubic loveliness of "Snowball" Estey is the
Frosh hope for victory.
Commerce Is
confident that
the charms of
tall, slender,
bruenette Nobel
Manzer will
overcome all
Sweet, blonde,
curly - headed
Dickie Drew is
the   Aggie   bid
for laurels.
Mickey Burroughs the choice for
Science,   is   petite,   brown-haired,
The Arts Faculty has not yet
announced their  candidate,
Tho sixth candidate, whose name
at the time of going to press had
not, been disclosed, is said by his
backers, who for the time being
wish to remain anonymous, to bo
tho last word in masculine appeal.
See you tonight at nine in Brock
, Hall with Don Williamson's orchestra, refreshments and the Dogpatch King. Toasts to the King
will be proposed by "Silent"
W. H. Malkln, chairman of the
Red Cross campaign, as assigned
the university a quota of $6,000.
The waivers, which arrived yesterday, are in the form of an instruction to the Bursar to pay the
caution money due the signee to
the WAC. The average amount of
money due to a student is usually
The waivers will be distributed
by girls in the Red Cross Corps
of the university, who will go Into
the girls Math 1 and Eng. 2 classes
on Wednesday and also the big
WUS meeting on Thursday.
Alan Eyre, president of the WAC,
and Pidge McBride, Frosh president, will appear in all the boys'
Math 1 classes and distribute
waivers. Maury Glover, Commerce, Norm Wright, Aggies, Roy
Morton Engineers, and Pidge McBride, Frosh, are all firmly con
vinced of the fact that their re-
sepective faculties will turn in the
most waivers.
On Friday, to make the competition even keener, the Phrateres
and Pan-Hellenic societies are organizing their own campaign.
Plainly marked boxes will be
distributed around the campus to
hold the signed waivers, and any
students who do not get waivers
will be able to pick them up in
the AMS office.
The WAC wants it to be especially understood that this is not
Just a university drive, but that it
is part of the national campaign
put on by the Red Cross, end that
we have a definite quota to fill in
that campaign. As Alan lyre stated, "This is our part in a national
drive and it is up to the students
to show that they can do their part
in the war effort"
Blue Threat To Campus
Secret Society Formed
• FOLLOWING a delicious meal
of cooked books and gravy the
Commerce Revolution and Whist
Club was organized last night.
The candle-light meeting was attended by a score ot hooded figures in a dingy corner of the Statistics Lab. The Ideals of the new
organization, as outlined by their
brutal president (known only as
Maurice the Red) are as follows:
1. Withdrawal from the Arts
Faculty and the setting up of a
new and separate Commerce student body. (Note: this ls In line
with the recent government action
in recognizing the Commercemen
as, essential.)
2. Complete demolition of all
3. Conversion of the Science
Building to an Accounting Lab.
;nd experimental Gent's furnishing store.
4. The extension of the Campus
Clean-up Campaign to include the
tearing down of the Aggie, Applied Science and Arts Buildings.
Entertainment during the even
ing took the form of hanging several Artsmen. They had been
trapped during the afternoon
through the use of Ingeniously arranged fly-paper.
Details of the Commerce Undergrounds Secret Weapon were announced. Wheels have been added
to the Stat. Lab. and it is to be
drawn down the Mall by mule-
team and captive sciencemen.
Armament consists of quick-firing
calculators and high calibre com-
The meeting closed with the
singing of the Commerce Hymn,
words of which are sung to Wagner's Concerto for Violin and "Adding Machine. They are as follows:
"O Commerce with thy white and
We dedicate our lives to you;
Long may your mighty banner fly.
An inspiration in the sky,
Proclaiming loud, for all to see.
That thou art 'King of U.B.C. Page Two
Tuesday, February 29, 1944
• From The Editor's Pen
« « »
Tk'mw q
Commerce In Today's World
The hood is slipped over the somewhat
nervous shoulders, solemnly that "I admit
you" is sounded, the parchment is accepted
—another B.Com. is presented to the world.
In the first place, there must be a social
need for such training as is offered by the
University. Primarily, this need is created
by the business world, which, with its modern complexities requires a broad general
understanding of such facts, coupled with
various kinds of specialization, which may
be loosely classified as accounting, economics, statistics, and marketing. Commerce
combined with mathematics, Chemistry,
Physics, Engineering, Mining and Agriculture, results in an education that is specialized and adapted to the business world as
a whole. Such training means progress!
The passing along of tried and proven
principles and practices in the most efficient
manner to those desirous of taking part in
the commercial life of their country, has
finally reached the stage where the university has considered it as a duty to the community as a whole. Slowly but surely it is
becoming evident that "the self-made man"
must be considered as an interesting phenomenon of another era. Modern business
Is too complex, too highly competitive in
general, and one might even say, too well
established, to offer much opportunity to
the man without training previous to his
entry into this field. Formerly, there were
numerous unexplored possibilities and very
few precedents—the man who "made good"
was the man of initiative, foresight, and
steady endeavour; the one who saw an opportunity and made the most of it. These
characteristics are still much in demand today but the situation is so totally different.
Generally speaking, with the increase in
population, the marvelous advances in
scientific research, together with the application of these researches to business, and the
WJntinued swing toward corporational con-
t*61 a new demand is made upon the budding
young businessman or woman.
It is now necessary that the embryo
executive possess a general knowledge of
the world of commerce and industry. The
country as a whole is beginning to realize
that the most effective way of acquiring this
knowledge is through concentrated study
prior to entry upon a definite career. The
days of the "school-of-hard-knocks" education resulting in an "office-boy-to-president"
type of success are being gradually superceded by a somewhat surer and economically
more beneficial kind of preparation. It is to
be hoped that along with this trend will go
the socially necessary concomittant—a wider
opportunity for those especially suited for
the newer type of training.
Secondly, a need for commerce training
is stimulated by the ever-increasing demand
of our governments, provincial and dominion, for trained research personnel. Under
the pseudo-capitalistic society which is likely
to evolve in the post-war era, the government is going to assume more and more
responsibility for the prosperity of our country. Economic and statistical research is
gradually being recognized as vital. Such
work must be conducted by men and women
who are highly trained. This, then, is the
second potent factor which has resulted in
the University assuming the responsibility
of providing a commerce training.
In the post-war era we shall be living
under an entirely different economy. It is
sound policy to allow commerce men to complete their training prior to enlistment in
the armed services, so that when and if they
do "come back" they shall have had the
training which will enable them to fit into
the new era and so fulfill their social function. Generally speaking, the following of
such a policy should result in a much easier
entry into peace-time production than was
experienced after World War 1.
For prosperity, today's society is dependent upon an unobstructed and fair distribution of the available goods and services
provided by our industrial and commercial
world. A soundly-educated commerce-man
or woman can, by diligent application of
knowledge gained, prove extremely valuable
in the progressive improvement of these
-E. F.
Seldom does one hear of Commerce
Spirit. Commercemen arid women are never
involve, in an interfaculty fracas, thus they
have failed to achieve notoriety on the University campus.
Perhaps their disinterest in the interfaculty brawls is the result of a keener interest in matters that affect the university as
a whole, but the Commercemen realize that
die individual faculties in a University are
not the things that make the University.
The very sweaters that the Commerce
students wear is a clear indication of where
their real enthusiasm lies; for unlike any
other faculty on this campus the Commerce
pullover is the only sweater adopted by any
faculty that bears the University colours.
"the Commercemen's interest in the University has been well borne out by the past
record of University leadership that they
have shown, not only have more Council
Commerce Spirit
members been drawn from Commerce students this year and in past years, but also
these same people have always been the
most energetic and capable members of
Council. However, in campus clubs, fraternities, sororities, and other organizations, Commerce students, have always held executive
positions. This phenomenon is not because
of the interest that Commercemen show in
all University activities, but because of their
ability to enforce, and enforce materially
this interest.
The University owes much to the Commerce students. It might be a good idea if
the other faculties were to follow this example set by the Commercemen, and devote
their energies to promoting the welfare and
spirit of the University and not to the welfare and spirit of their respective faculties.
—D. H.
Faculty Forum
.... Prof, E. H. Morrow
• ADMITTEDLY the commerce course in
a University does not attempt to train
its students in the practical skills of any
business, for, as in golf, skill in performance
comes only with practice. But the University
course does undertake to familiarize the student with the recorded experience of successful business—THEORY if you like! As
the material in the text book and in the
lecture comes from business, the theory
taught in the University classroom is the
same theory as is found in a Saturday morning sales conference or in the instructions
that an experienced executive passes on to
his junior. What difference there may be ls
to "die advantage of the professor who does
a better job of presentation and whose library provides a broader field of illustration
upon which to draw.
There are, however, in business certain
atmospheric elements which it might be
unwise to attempt to reproduce in the lecture hall even were it possible to do so.
In business there frequently arises in
the performance of some task a time urgency created by unexpected changes in conditions such as sudden changes in tariffs or
by rush demands from superiors. It is an
element different from the steady pressure
of work such as is felt in any thoroughgoing post-graduate course and it is a time
pressure not to be confused with the last-
minute performance of a job that should
have been done previously. The sudden
pressure of much work to be done in a hurry
because of conditions outside the control of
the worker is peculiar and might be approximated were an instructor occasionally to
assign without warning heavy reports to bo
turned in within two or three days. Such
a policy in a University would be burdensome on the instructor and would create
dislocations affecting the student's work in
other courses.
Another element of business atmosphere
fortunately lacking in the University is a
feeling of insecurity, which varies with conditions and is especially acute in times of
depression. This feeling is always present
in some degree in business and there are
few businessmen who have not felt the distressing pressure induced by even inconsequential mistakes suddenly discovered or
by unexpected bad news for the business.
It is a condition inherent in business, felt
even by top executives and usually induced
by conditions beyond the control of the
Still another aspect of business impossible to reproduce in the classroom is the
tendency for the personality, the desires and
the business relationships of, the individual
to become subordinated to the personality
of a large and successful business. The subordination of the individual to the interests
of team play in football approximates the
same idea; but there is a difference in that
the business itself assumes a real and dominating personality and "Is it good for the
business?" becomes the only criterion by
which to judge all considerations, even those
of personal friendship.
In another aspect, however, the Commerce student scores decidedly over the non-
university man. In his classroom and in hu
Commerce Club the University student has
a unique opportunity to meet executives on
an equal footing. He is free to ask questions
and to argue in a way that is only possible
in the atmosphere of the University and
that is impossible when the relationship of
employee and superior prevail. It is a valuable privilege available only to the University student and it is an educational process
useful to both student and businessman. The
executive enjoys the enthusiastic curiosity
of the student who learns from the practical
viewpoint of the businessman.
Special Commerce
Issued annually by the Commerce Club at thc University of
British Columbia.
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Office Boy
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The Special Commerce Issue
acknowledges the assistance rendered by the regular Publications
Staff, especially J. T. Scott and
Marg Reid. Now we know how
much work and headaches are involved  In  publishing  each  issue.
a On Them
 By "J. T." LUCAS
• SIAMESE law provides
that every unmarried
girl reaching the age of
thirty must be provided with
a husband. Crime and spin-
sterhood are solved together
with candidates for bridegrooms supplied from unmarried lawbreakers on the
theory that only a wife can
reform a man. —News Item.
A most attractive idea. Little
has been done to relieve the pres-
sure on the helpless male. There
are cold-blooded schemes the
world over to harry and hurry
him into relinquishing his natural
estate. In France desperate par.
enta by means of the "dot" put
a price tag on their daughters u
an inducement to French bargain
hunters. A timid Turk may take
his wife home on approval and
even then need not restrict his
choice to o_s. This is probably
the origin of the expression "Turkish delight." Danish debutantes
subscribe to a system of spinster
insurance, by means of which they
receive a regular Income for life
if they don't acquire a husband.
This reveals rather well the Danish attitude towards the function *
of husbands. In America of course
there is the sweater, subtle as a
pile driver, which is probably the
most effective weapon yet devised.
If Introduced In America, the
Simese system would relieve the
pressure, and have tremendous
repercussions besides. A new low
ln crime would result. A public
enemy may face with equanimity
the prospect of the "hot seat," but
who would blame the unfortunate
wretch for quailing at the thought
of the "Slow burn," marriage?
Imagine the climax of a class B.
quickie. Instead of a defiant Bo-
gart, or Ladd swaggering down
that last mile to the grim arms of
the automatic toaster, a struggling
screaming repentant would be
dragged along to a love seat, and
the even grimmer arms of some
walking short circuit. Indeed out
of the frying pan into the fire.
The entire concept of the movie
tough guy would be destroyed.
Living is dangerous and complex, but it becomes even more so
with each days new inventions.
Chronologically and in order of
increasing Importance and menace
to man, the greatest Inventions ln
the world are as follows: 1. The
wheel. Man wasn't proceeding
fast enough to his destruction to
please him, so he invented the
wheel to send him careening joyously along the edge of obliteration, at greater speed. 2. The
can opener which has caused more
.scars than the cumulative casualties of all wars to date, 3.The telephone, which I personally believe
Is a trick done with mirrors and do
not think Is here to stay, terrifies
with fears of electrocution, or
traps your fingers In the dial holes,
made to fit the pudgy fingers of
a two year old. 4.The sweater,
which has done so much to send
men wool gathering. 5.Nylon
stockings which have destroyed as
many men as nylon parachutes
have saved. 6."My Sin" perfume,
which should bo classified with
all other inhumane gases, and
declared illegal. 7.Betty Grable,
which is here humbly submitted
ar. tho greatest achievement of
man  to date.
Let all men be warned of these
hazards to life and freedom which
emus rveconomicus
by Alf Glenesk, Com. '45.
• TO FOLLOW the permutations of thc value of life in all
its interesting aspects, as outlined
daily in the classes of the Commerce Department, requires the
"genius that is born"—born to the
unravelling of the mysteries surrounding all our material satisfactions on this planet.
The "Genius Aeconomicus"
might describe the wonder of the
ability required to compute and
control with mathematical exactitude all that makes the latitudes
and longitudes of our existence
enjoyable and worthwhile. Society
would be at a loss without his
sense of balance, and no material
advancement in any project could
be made successfully without
seeking the exercise of his judicial
capacities. Can this be gainsaid?
To think that no phase of life
is complete without exchequer
control, gives to the student of
this science a sense of belonging
to a body of responsible comptrollers, and adds a solemn dignity to his outlook that cannot possibly be attached to any other
course  of study!   To be mindful
ever of the Important part they
will undoubtedly play in conserving thc interests of the body politic is something calculated to keep
all of the "genius" species in a
state of humility throughout their
The "Genius Aeconomicus" has
to keep in mind that all other departments of study eventually will
require his or her aid; and will
come—hat in hand..
The former student—experimenter  in  "applied"  science.
The agriculturist—at times sure
he could coax the earth to do hLs
The engineer—the fellow who
"traced" his way to deeds that
defied  gravitation.
The Arts student—still unsure of
his place, but eager to get going.
The theolog—with all the mysteries of man's inner thinking to
worry about and contend with.
All  must  pay tribute  in  their
turn to the species which has been
taught to understand the ebb and
flow of the- Industry of all others.
Commerce—That    wonder-word.
recalls the fact that virtually it is
the oldest study of man. It has
"raised animosities in the heart and
heat in the face," from time immemorial. Tiie Battles of Time
have been fought to carry on the
successive advancements of its
values. The evolution of Commerce from the early days of barter to present day world wide relations, necessitates that the student of Commerce be a person of
genius who can turn obstacles in
daily dealing into stepping stones
of progressive initiative.
The archives of history tell of
the glories of Commercial achiev-
rnent and it is a no mean study
to give time to; when we know
that Empires have been built
through the realization of the value of the Counting House Genius.
All Commerce-men know to
what high office In the realm of
practical living they are heading;
so give heed to their advice—"ye
lesser breeds"—Attend ye to their
wisdom offered here for your des-
ertatlon and enlightenment.
With great intellects are those
Commerce men and women
The Editor, Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
An exposition of vanity always
fills me with half-laughing annoyance. Perhaps this is why I
have been both irked yet amused
for the fourth time in as many
weeks upon reading a column by
that pillar of the pub, Denis
Our latest gift from this spirited writer is entitled, "A layman
looks at lolanthe." This title
would lead us to assume that we
are about to read an article written ln all humility by one of
whose knowledge In the field of
music is limited,, and therefore
one who feels that his opinions
should not form the absolute criterion of judgment. This layman,
however, throws his opinions
about with an abandon that few
music critics would dare employ.
We know that this layman's opinions of "lolanthe" are not worthy
of repetition, but not because he
tells us sol
We are led to Infer that Mr.
Blunden felt he was wasting his
valuable time listening to such a
performance. Now, even if the
performance were of the calibre
that this columnist would have us
believe, it would be worth any
music critic's time to attend, since
it would serve to sharpen his
powers of discrimination.
True to the style of theUbyssey,
Mr. Blunden gives praise grudgingly, yielding by 16ths of an inch.
No mention is made of any of the
"high spots" of the presentation.
No person with any sense of thc
drama could fail to be entranced
for example, by Iolanthe's rising
slowly from her haunts beneath
the stream. This little scene appealed more to my "laymanlsh"
taste than any scene in the so
called professional performance of
the "Corn is Green." Our layman,
however, prefers to fill his columns with such exhibitions of
crass humour, lack of breeding
and childishness as references to
"North Vancouver Ferries." Perhaps we have no Marjorie Lawrences or Caruso on the campus.
I couldn't definitely say. I am only a layman.
It is sad to think that "Historians" in 1964, wishing to determine
the quality of the production of
the Musical Society's "lolanthe"
in 1944, will have naught to refer
to but Mr. Blunden's column and
the flimsy wrlteups of the "Downtown dallies."
Yours very truly,
E. L, Affleck,
Arts '45
The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I wish to say a few words in
defence of the Category "E" man,
In view of recent thoughtless derogatory remarks.
To be in a low medical category
does not mean that a man is lacking In intelligence, true patriotism, or ability to fit into our social system.
What mental difference Is there
between men who have flat feet
and those who prance about on
high  arches?
Excepting the loss of needed
glasses, what difference either
mentally or physically Is there between the men with 20-20 vision
and those who, through heredity.
imperil him on all sides. Especially in this year called "Leap
Year," which, as everyone knows,
was started by Dorothy Dix in order to drum up trade. Let him
lock himself up in his room to
avoid all feminine .schemes and
wiles, and if he dies of boredom
il   will .serve him  right.
have defective vision?
In some cases the man with poor
vision can see further beyond his
nose than many who profess to be
physically fit.
There may be some deficient
men who are category "E" socially
and physically, but they are few,
and form exceptions to the rule
that most exempt men on this
campus are just as worthy of a
place In the world as any A-l
It Is no credit to our military or*
ganization that most "A" men
brand the "E" type aa "lucky,"
and often express the wish that
they, too, were exempt
And most "E" men would gladly give any theoretical freedom
they now enjoy to be rid of their
physical disabilities.
Let us have no more parade
ground patriotism directed against
those who have physical disabilities until steps are taken to correct the causes before a man
reaches draft age.
(Name withheld)
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Famous Economist Envolves
NetO Theory O/ Revolution
•   WE HAVE been very fortunate in securing Dr. S. Ondale,
BAG, world-renowned economist, phrenologist and poker
player to give one of his famous economic seances on the
accompanying graph.
Fostered By
LSE Club
• A NEW and thriving LSE dub,
the Economic Society was organised last year to give students
an opportunity to enter formal
discussions in economics and to
prombte constructive thinking on
post-war problems.
While having 3D junior and sen-
lor members composed mainly of
Commerce and Economics students, the Economics Society also
welcome those applicants taking
Arts and Science who have a genuine interest in economic problems.
, Papers on such subjects as "Economic Policies of the CCF," "The
Modern Russian Economy," "Pub-
sunugou fH-ioju. on
it," have been presen
ted by senior members and have
stimulated much serious discussion throughout the year.
Highlight of this term consisted
of an address on Feb. 9 by Dr. W.
B. Carrothers, chairman of the
Public Utilities Commission in
which he outlined to the club the
functions and accomplishments of
that body.
In addition to having provided
an opportunity for discussions
along academic lines, the Economics Society has been established
as an active medium through
Which Commerce and Economics
students have been able to meet
As there will be several vacancies next year, the club requests
all prospective members to contact
any of the following members of
the executive: Wilma Smith, Roland Dodwell, Joe Francis and
Graham Baillle.
SPC Will Discuss
Women March 3
e REGULAR meeting of the Social Problems Club will be
held this Friday, March 3, in Arts
Topic will be "Women in the
War Effort and the Post-War
Also to be discussed is the SPC
Program. All students are invited.
The SPC camp at Elphinstone,
March 11 and 12, will discuss the
Universities in Post-War Reconstruction. The camp is the major
SPC undertaking this year. The
four delegates to the recent conference at Edmonton have been
invited to speak at the camp.
Religion and Life
Discussion Wed.
e RELIGION AND UFE discussion groups will be resumed
Wednesday. 12:30, Arts 104 and
Thc meeting in Arts 104 will
deal with "Christian Principles
nnd Race Problems," while the
Arts 108 group will discuss the
topic of ''Basic Elements of
Christ's   Teaching"
COTC Receives Pay
Saturday & Friday
Colonel Shrum has announced
that the COTC will receive their
pay this Friday ni^lit and Saturday. This docs not apply to the
Airforce  or  Naval  groups.
Dr. Ondale is now entering the
"This morning students, and ersatz Sciencemen, we are going to
study the demand curve of university students for the female
species. This graph reflects the
marginal productivity of liquor
permits, a girl's car and, of course,
in a small way, the girl's personality.
"It also is a manifestation of the
Multiply Curvilinear Correlation
Theory between the number of
unused permits, the number of
gas miles from the university and
the potential supply of men to
date the marginal coed.
"For example, let us take a girl
living rive miles from the university, with s good permit. Reading off the table on the left we
And that there is a potential supply
of 24 men to take her out
"A girl living twelve miles, and
having a used permit, we see that
there are only three men to take
her out. I hear a snicker from
that blonde at the rear of my
"What, you say that my graph is
false, because you live eight miles
away have a good permit, but have
fifty men wolvlng you instead of
the seventeen as shown on flay
"This, my dear, is known as
economic rent, or explaining to
any illiterate Sciencemen that may
be in my audience, the value accruing to any factor, for example,
glamour, which is higher than tha
marginal factor, as determined by
the average girl.
"But let me warn you that if
you continue to date these fifty
men, the principle of Diminishing
Returns will set in. You will soon
be tired out, bags under your eyes
and other manifestations of overindulgence. The shaded portion of
the chart represents the number
of men who were BAC between
1942 and 1944, as well as the number having neither coupons or gas.
Remember girls, that this chart is
determined by the theory of Marginal Productivity, there are variables which might be explained if
time and the censors permitted, so
if you apply a Standard Deviation
of plus or minus ten men, you
will And your potential supply ot
Taking another swig of El
Hoocho, Dr. S. Ondale vanished
into the ethereal vapors.
Brock    Smoker,    Wednesday,
March 1st, at 12:30.   Speaker: Mr.
Wightman,   of  Standard  Oil   Co
Subject: "The Vocational Aspects
Of The Oil Industry."
Scholarships of the value of $185
each are offered by the University
of Western Ontario to students of
this University specializing in
French. They are tenable at the
French Summer School to be held
at Trois-Pistoles (Quebec).
Applications by students of the
Third and Fourth Years should
reach the Registrar's Office on or
before March 31st.
Bob Whyte. Phyllis Bishop, and
Alan Eyre will speak over CKMO
tonight from 9:15 to 9:30 on "Student contributions to the War
Effort" to promote interest in the
Red Crass Drive.
• EXAMS   ARE   getting   closer
every day ond the only way
to study is in the comfort that
only a lovely new seer-sucker
housecoat from B. M, Clarke's
Hosiery Shop, 2517 Granville St.
at Broadway can give you. And
then if the Commerceman you've
been trying to impress should
drop in unexpectedly, you can
greet him at the door looking cool
and beautiful, as if you'd never
done an hour's studying all term
. . . The Psi U who dropped out of
*   •
• A FUR COAT is literally a joy
forever and when it carries the
label of the New York Fur Company, 797 West Georgia, you can
feel positively assured that it will
be. This label has always been the
symbol of quality and craftsmanship, as it will continue to be,
and these are the things that thc
smart co-ed will look for when
she arranges for the purchase of
her new fur coat ... a sophomore
Mus  Soccer   went   to   the   Aggie
his car chain because of no gas,
no tires, too early In the morning
to get up, has finally been found
out. He's been going down to 10th
Ave. to pick up u beautiful brunette freshette to drive her out to
her 8:10 lectures. But she's still
going out with her steady boy
friend, who's a Beta . . . floral patterns in exotic designs are
splashed on a white background.
The housecoats are in convenient
wrap-ityles nnd are priced at
S3.95 and $4.95.
Ham Dance dressed as a girl and
he reported a couple of days later
that he didn't see how women
could wear so little—he caught a
terrific cold from exposure . . .
next year the price of furs will
show a marked increase and the
New York Fur Company advises
you that now is the time to buy.
Enter their luxurious store and in
comfort and tasteful surroundings,
pick th e furs you have been
dreaming about for so long.
•   *   *   *
• GRIDDLE CAKES and coffee
of the Ship Shape Inn, where
the griddle cakes come hot off
the pan, ready to be covered In
melting butter and syrup, and
accompanied by a cup of steaming
hot coffee. Hmmmm, makes ua
hungry just to think about it and
when this deliious combination is
set before you, even the hardiest
Commerceman will drool ... a
tall, dark Phi Delt has given a
• WITH THE advent of spring
everyone   is   getting   sort   of
foot-loose and fancy free and instead of studying between lectures,
erstwhile students are walking to
the beach or the Oriental gardens.
Rae-Son's Clever Floor contributes to the'spring in the air by
making available to co-eds the
most comfortable of walking and
sport shoes, designed to keep up
with any Commerceman who asks
you to go walking, no matter how
fast he is, and some Commerce-
men can walk pretty fast. Ask a
blond   curly-haired   Commerce
diamond to his dark D.G. sweetheart who has been wearing his
pin for a long while. And a cute
blonde Alpha Gam got a Fiji pin
from a tall bespectacled brother
at the fraternity formal ... the
Ship Shape Inn is decorated in
nautical theme, with all the trimmings of a real ship even to the
port and starboard lights that
blink on and off to welcome you
in for a cosy snack.
*   •
Junior who is always missing the
last bus out to the University hill
and has to walk home ... the
girls who live with a pretty red-
haired Mus Soccer got up Sunday
noon to find she had invited her
boy friend in when they got home
from the Production Party about
7:00 a.m. and they were both fast*
asleep in a chair . . . these sports
and walking shoes from Rae-Son's
Clever Floor, 608 Granville St.,
are perfect for campus wear and
they fit in with a college budget
because they are priced at $5.95
and $6.95.
The Prickly Pair Or Case
Of The Missing Docket
By G. J.
• ALL THAT stood between an opportunity as a marketeer
and him was a card so wide and so long. But from tonight
things will be different for Jake. He had spent sleepless
nights casing and planning for this self-preservation, come
hell or high-water.
(Continued from Page I)
Commerce Banquet
merce graduate he concluded his
speech by saying, "there is no
question that your University
training enables you to face the
world with confidence. Industry
today realizes more and more the
necessity of having the services of
highly trained specialists If they
are to hold their place in a highly
competitive world."
Other speakers were Mayor
Cornett, Mr. T. C. Clarke, President of the Board of Trade, and
undergraduates Phyllis Bishop,
Pat Cunningham, Dave Housser,
Ed Friessen, Percy Glover, Arnold
Johnson, and Allan Ainsworth.
The chairman was Commerce's
prexy, Maurice Glover, who was
addressed by Parliamentarian Carson as "Mr. Speaker".
Among the Commerce Grads
present in uniform were Lt.Cmdr.
Gordon Stead, DSC, and Lt. Ken
Stark, while Government workers
Bill Mercer and Anne Beddome
were two representing Com. '43.
An interesting event not in the
printed program was the presentation to Prof. Morrow of a parchment scoll done by one of the
students, containing all the names
of the graduating class. The scroll,
presented by Nora Boyd, was given
in sincere appreciation of all his
manifold efforts made in their behalf during their four years in
Another impressive part of the
evening was the coincidence which
occurred when strains of the National Anthem filtered up from
below during the one minute's
silence for the Commercemen who
have died fighting in the present
Alberta Delegates
Speak In Aud.
At Noon Today
Edmonton inter-varsity conference will report on the conference to ihe student body at 12:30
today,   i:i   the   Auditorium.
The delegates. Harrold Parrott.
Iiosomary Stuart, Don McGill. and
Jack Hethcrin.L:ton, will make a
complete report on all aspects of
the conference.
Now he began tip-toeing towards
Room "W," his thin shoulders
hunched, his black eyes big, round
and frightened. He did everything
quickly, jerkily, like a man frantically anxious to finish a job before he could change his mind, but
everything was executed with the
precision and deliberation ot a
Taylor-prlnclpled executive in a
planning department. He was on
schedule, wasn't he?
Making certain that no one was
around he swiftly entered the
room. The neatly arranged array
cf books did not attract his attention, he was more interested In a
file standing near the middle of
the room. Brushing past the desk
near the door Jake's eyes caught
an article titled "The Future of
Accounting for Women." Cursing
under his breath he muttered,
"Bah! there's no .accounting for
them things." Could It be that
slow horses and fast women had
hastened his downfall? No, he Insisted it was the "docket."
By this time he had reached the
file and without hesitation he
pulled open the top drawer. Lo
and behold! before his eyes were
hundreds of "dockets" all neatly
filed. It was sheer hysteria to be
terrified of a harmless looking
card but to those in the know it
was not a halo over one's head,
rather it was the same thing lower
down, around the neck, forever
While nervously thumbing over
the file, memories drifted back to
him of the days he was saturated
with the Morrow Principles of
lower cost per unit, specialization,
standardization, flexibility . . .
statistics kept Drummon' in his
head ... the course of Com. 9 flavoured with Currie ... no wonder
he had since been suffering from
acute indigestion (the doctor had
told him that the four years of
"specials" in the Caf was the
cause). With' hands now clammy
fiom perspiration he was pawing
over the files desperately seeking
for the docket he wanted. Suddenly, the stillness of the Aggio
building resounded with echoes
of approaching footsteps. He ha 1
not time to retrace his own footsteps. What shall he do? Jumping from the second floor window
will probably kill him, at least
hi.lf kill him at any rate and the
only door leads right into tho hall!
(Not   to  be  continued.)
Visits SCM This Week
•   THE CAMPUS will be paid its first visit by the Rev.
Gerald Hutchinson, general Secretary of the SCM of
Canada, today and for the following week.
March 8th
Club election for president and
treasurer will be held on March
8 in Arts 208. Nomination Committee will consist of Les Raphael,
Alan Ainsworth, Ken Creighton,
and Helen Morgan—the four new
Council  members.
Nominations will be publicized
in Ubyssey issue of March 7.
Further nominations will be accepted at the meeting.
McGill Gives Special
Confab Report For Com.
• DR. PARROTT, whom we took along for laughs, looked
up momentarily from a two-no-trump bid to growl: "So
what!" when I pointed out the pristine grandeur of Mount
Rundle in Banff.
Must Wait
Army Choice
class of 1944 are advised not to
negotiate for any type of employment or scholarship until the
armed forces have made their final choice as to those who are to be
chosen as potential technical officers, according to information received from H. W. Lea, director.
Wartime Bureau of Technical Personnel.
Because March 1 is the final
date for making application for
post-graduate scholarships offered
by the National Research Council,
students are advised that anyone
who wishes may submit an appli
cation to the National Research
Council, but that the Council will
be given the names of all 1944
graduates chosen by the armed
forces as potential technical officers and that no awards to any
of these students will be made by
the Council.
"When a west wind blows," I
said, "the snow cascades ln myriad
sparkles over its sheer side."
"So what!" quipped Parrott,
reaching for a card in dummy.
"Leave him alone," said Hetherington brusquely to me. "We're a
hundred down already."
I sat ln a far comer of the parlor
car, cursing bridge aa anti-social
and bedlmming to tolerably bright
mentalities. There'd come a time
I told myself, when the beauties
of Alberta would become self-evident to such unappreciatlve travelling confreres.
And so it came to pass—at least,
she came to pass—a cute little
skiff with all sails a-billow went
scooting across our bows in the
Arts building at the University of
"Gad!" breathed Parrott. "There's
more development in this here
locality than I thought there was."
Upon rapid calculation we discovered that a homely 95% of Alberta's total enrollment of 2100 is
engaged in attempting to attract
the attention of a rather wonderful 5%. If you have ever seen one
of the 5% oomphers strolling in
the moonlight, golden hair a-glltter
with falling snow and cheeks like
the solar-side of a ripe Delicious,
you'll understand readily the logic
of this emotional osmosis.
But to move on. The main industry of Alberta is, it seems, not
voting for Social Credit. A careful
check of all persons who would
have anything to do with us had
never themselves or never knew
anyone who had voted Social
Credit. However, we did find that
other industries of Alberta were,
sleighing, skiing and ju-jitsulng—
in the main hall of the D.G. house.
Alberta is also famous for its
steaks, and for little girls who
gobble same down—to the tune of
11.50 a throw.
The same can not be said of
Alberta soup. Seated at dinner In
the Macdonald Hotel, Edmonton,
"Smoothie" Hetherington peered
closely at his dish of frightened
hot water.
"Looks like rain," he ventured.
"Even smells like rain. What's in
this soup, anyhow?"
"Why, that's bean soup," said
the waitress.
"I don't care what it's BEEN!"
roared H. "What is it NOW?"
Rev. Hutchinson has been travelling across Canada, visiting the
various SCM units in the Univers-
ilies at Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina,
Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary.
He is a graduate of Arts and
Theology from the University of
Alberta. He was a member of the
Canadian delegation to the World
Conference of Christian Youth at
Amsterdam in 1939, and attended
a World Student Christian Federation Conference at Nunspeet, Holland the same year.
Rev. Hutchinson will be in the
SCM room—312 (Aud.) Tuesday,
Feb. 29, Friday, March 3, and Monday, March 6.
He will be the leader at the SCM
camp. This week, March 4 and 5
will be the last week-end camp
this term. The theme around
which discussion will centre is
"How May Social Action Best Be
Accomplished." +
Student leaders of the Discussion groups will be Harry Penny,
Gordie Bertram, and Joe Francis.
Camp will close with a service
in the Coquitlam United Church.
Rev. Hutchinson will preach the
Students wishing to attend this
last "week-end" should register as
soon as possible in the SCM room.
Members of the SCM study
groups are urged to attend at
least three meetings of their Various groups in order that the work
may be finished.
The groups meet fottr days a
week at noon hour and two evenings. Groups now in progress are:
Monday noon—Political Issues in
our times; Tuesday noon—Records
of the Life of Jesus; Wednesday
noon—"I Believe-—"; Thursday
noon — Understanding Ourselves;
Wednesday evening—«:W £&—
Union College—Bible Study; Sun*
day evening—Jesus as Teacher.
Any students interested In the
study groups are Invited to tit in
on any of the groups during these
last meetings. ' • '
The idea of the Student Christian Movement is to seek to relate
students' studies end ablUtUst to
the world. There are no membership qualifications or dtles eMcept
honesty, and interest tad • willingness to test the truth of Christianity.
(Continued from Page 1)
Commerce   History
registered in Commerce, with 29
getting the degree. In 1941, courses
in Corporation Finance, Industrial
Management and Foreign Trade
Problems were added.
Under Professor Morrow's leadership, the Commerce department
has grown steadily in size, prestige
and importance. 52 Students graduated with the B.Com. degree in
1942 and last year's enrollment was
the largest on record.
The annual graduation banquets,
initiated by Professor Morrow, are
attended by a large number of the
city's most important business executives, who are every year look-
' ing more and more favourably on
Commerce graduates.
''Accent On
Hat Bar
tfemmmmsssmsmmsmsism ^*~-
Our Young Modern Hat Section Ii overflowing with tht smartest, most flattering little Dutch Bonnets—new "half-hats" that rest atop the head—small Muf.
fin Berets—flowered topknots—casual tarns—pillboxes and tha 1944 Chelton.
Fashioned of faille silks, antelope suede, fur felts and novelty straw In tha new
browns, turf tans, greys, reds and a host of pastels.
1.05,   2.95   to   5.00
—Millinery, Spencer**, Fashion FJoon
Tuesday, February 29, 1944
Commercemen Lead In Sports
Commercemen Star
In Varsity Sport
• ALTHOUGH the typical Commerceman is usually found
behind the scenes of any campus activity as the guiding
managerial genius, this should not obfuscate the fact that the
most virile of the sporting blood at UBC also comes from
Commerce veins. A brief survey of the athletic activities
on this campus will serve to illustrate this tendency.
In the field of men's sports many
Commerce stars are to be seen.
The reappearance of powerful
Varsity English Rugby teams oa
the campus is due in no small
measure to the influence of star
player Jack McKercher, veteran
of many a McKechnie Cup battle.
Other rugger men are Andy
Carmichael and Ed Bakony, editor.
In basketball Bill Matheson and
Ole Bakken have given plenty of
punch to the Thunderbirds. Recent
manager of the Varsity soccer
squad was Maury Glover and playing for the team at present is
John OlUver.
Realising the value of golf as a
useful background for the promotion of big business deals, slickers
—Ted Chambers, D'Arcy Nickerson,
Ed Snyder, Bill O'Brien and Andy
Carmichael have acquired a marked proficiency at the game. Touch
Football stars are Jimmy Nevlson,
Jimmy Almas, and John Olliver.
Even the cricket field has its
commerce stars in the person of
courtly Don Chutter and Dave
Lawson, while prominent among
local yatchsmen Is genial Roy
space prohibits enumeration of the
great number of stars In this field.
Jack McKercher...
... Star Play-Maker In Rugby Team
In the field of women's sports
we notice Commerce mermaids
Pat Cunningham, Barbara Bell,
and Joan Nlcolls as leaders in the
swimming and diving field. Sparking the girls' basketball and grass
hockey squads to victory are hoop
star Norma Ford and hockey vet.
Jean Handling.
In the field of intramural sports
the competition has been kept at
a high level by the three strong
commerce teams under the efficient directorship ot the Commerce girls' athletic representative,
Barbara Bell.
The volleyball team, under the
captaincy of Helen Duncan is
Norma Ford, Dorothy Payson, Beverley   Guy,   Ethel   Trefrey,   and
Barbara Bell.
Led by team captain Elizabeth
Paulin, the ping pong enthusiasts
are Margie Williams, Pat Cunningham, Joan Nlcolls, Marg Camcr-
man, and Ethel Trefrey.
In badminton, captain Runa
Black and team mates Helen
Morgan, Norah Boyd, Phyllis
Bishop, Catherine Bedford and
Phyllis Morgan compose the strong
Commerce team.
Prom our survey of campus
sport we can see that the boys
and girls of Commerce are a very
versatile group. While Professor
Morrow, Professor Currie and Mr.
Fields prepare them for their roles
as the entrepreneurial brains o*
the modern business and Industrial
world, they give strong evidence
of this versatility, especially in
the realm of sport.
Seven Sont Playing Soccer
Soccer Lads Praise Dr. Todd
For ^Excellent Assisstance\
• DR. O. J. TODD is respected
and admired by both Academic
and Athletic groups at the University. To the soccer enthusiasts of
the University and the Province,
Dr. Todd, Head of the Department
of Classics, is known as the stalwart supporter and guide of the
Varsity soccer teams.
It Is he who gives the chalk talks
and pep talks to the varsity teams,
very good ones too, in spite of the
fact that he never played the game
in his youth.
As Soccer Commissioner and as
father of seven soccer playing
.sons ho ha.s a keen interest in tho
l,uu\c for many years especially
whore it concerned the University. Ho is out every Saturday,
not as a duty but because he enjoys   watching   and   analysing   the
One cannot undertake to talk
;J out him without mentioning his
.sons. Three of them, Doug, Allen,
Stu have played together on the
same  Varsity  team.   Two of  Mr.
Todd's athletic offspring are now
playing on teams over In England
and are doing very well indeed.
Another is a Brigadier, while
Laurie Todd ls now coaching our
U.B.C. XI, when not playing for
St. Saviors.
Those not acquainted with Dr.
Todd through soccer or lectures,
might have met him on the badminton court where he exhibits
outstanding skill and athletic ability.
Others will recognize him as thc
spectacled pipe smoking gentleman
who supports the Campus Clean
Up Drive the ycar round. He invariably stops, picks up and disposes of carelessly dropped lunch
I ; pers, cigarette packages etc.,
which  mar our campus.
Could anything he more indicative of the pride and loyalty
which Dr. Todd retains in all
matters pertaining to thc Campus.
Here's to you, Dr. Todd, many of
us could do well to pattern our
lives from yours.
Rugby Teams In Tisdall Victories
Defeat Ucluelet 65-24
UBC Hoopers Play Lauries
Here Tomorrow Night 8:30
•   UNIVERSITY OF British Columbia's Thunderbirds meet
Lauries Pie-rates in the next Inter-City League hoop
fixture out here on the campus tomorrow night at 8:30.
The Varsity Thunderbirds rather
humbled the Senior A RCAF team
from Ucluelet on Saturday night
with a 65-24 white-washing. At
that, the Varsity team played only
moderately good basketball, and
were without the services of several stars: Sandy Robertson, Gordy
Sykes, Jim Scott, Pete McGeer and
Don Woodhouse.
In spite of the fact that the Blue
and Gold hoopsters had only half
their team and also found themselves without their regular coach,
(Sandy Robertson took over) the
Senior A's had little trouble in
defeating the Airmen from the
West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Ole Bakken topped the scoring
for the whole evening with 15
points. Diminutive Ron Weber was
exceptionally hot on the one-handed long shots and found Uie hoop
for 14 points. Art Johnson also
had one of his good nights of the
year with a similar total.
In Ihe other minor attraction,
which, strange as it may seem was
played after the main contest, UBC
Frosh managed to take the Tommy
Tucker "Redhots" in an exhibition
match which lasted until 11:20 p.m.
The Victoria club, a Senior B outfit, was sadly out-classed by the
inferior Inter A Freshmen, but thc
game was very close throughout
the first half.
The "Redhots had only five players with them, and although one
player received his fourth personal
in the final quarter, he was allowed to finish the game. Ernie
Renouff and Jack Turner were the
sparks of the First Year cagers,
and Bryant led the Victoria lads.
In the main event, the cellar-
dwelling Lauries Pie-Rates surprised the League-leading Pat Bay
Gremlins during the first half. At
the quarter mark, the Pie-Rates
were down by a single point, 15-14,
and in the second canto they
equalled the Fliers Scoring with
nine points apiece.
When Ritchie Nicol left the floor
for Lauries, the Gremlins pulled
ahead, and after a foul-filled
second half, they won the game to
uphold their perfect record. Porky
Andrews led both teams with 13
Meanwhile, over • on Vancouver
Island, the Vancouver Combines
downed the Victoria Army 43-34
in the league contest there on Saturday night. This victory puts the
Combines in a deadlock with the
University of British Columbia
Thunderbirds for second spot in
the league standings.
The end of the Inter City League
schedule is already In sight; the
last one for Victoria was played
last Saturday night. The Army
and Pat Ba^r Fliers start their Vancouver Island play-off series within two weeks.
Co-Ed   Sports
Imperial Cup Came Protested
Soccermen Drop Final
Contests On Saturday
• VARSITY SOCCER TEAM lost out to a reinforced Pro-
Rec team on Saturday afternoon in an Imperial Cup
match by a 4-1 score. With the help of several members of
the recently disbanded Boilermaker team, the Pro-Rec
Rangers were at the advantage.
Pat Campbell started the scoring	
when he found the goal for Varsity on a difficult shot. Varsity
kept up the pressure for most of
the first half, but the Pro-Rec
squad evened the score just before
half time. Herbie Smith was responsible for a good many saves
in the first half.
The second half opened with
Varsity shooting into the sun and
the wind. Pro-Recs had to shoot
into the sun end wind during the
first half of the game while they
were still fresh. The tiring Varsity
crew found the going tough in
the second half. However they
started the second half pressing
hard. On one tough break that
the referee missed the Pro-Rec
team got a break-away and beat
the Varsity goalie much to the
disgust of the Varsity players.
On the grounds of Ineligibility,
and admissions from some of the
Pro-Rec players that they (the
Pro-Rec players) touched the ball
at times when the ref did not call
the penalty, the Vanity club is
protesting the game.
Don Petrie effectively kept Brian
Philley in check. Brian Philley
recently came to Pro-Recs from
Boilermakers. E m 11 Tautorous
played a great game for Varsity
at left back. Varsity's only goal
was scored by Pat Campbell. Fred
Hole was back at his usual place
of centre forward.
While Varsity bowed to Pro-Ree,
UBC went down under a terrific
mauling by Richmond. The scoru
was 9 (o 2. Doug Medland scored
the first goal for thc Blue and
Gold, and John Olliver (Com. '4ti)
scored the second.
George Gamble was Ihe star of
all tho men on the field. Even
though the student team was underhanded he did as much work as
Ihree ordinary players.
and DOROTHY PAYSON are two
of the best known figures in sport
on this campus. Jean, who is president of the Big Block Club, has
been a mainstay of the Hockey
teams for three years. One of the
main point-getters on the Hockey
Team is Jean who also has given
support to the Commerce Ping
Pong team during Intramurals and
manages to find time between all
her sports to be a first class student.
Reliable Dorothy Payson has
been a strong driving force behind
the Hockey team this year. As
Manager she has been a capable
organiser and a great deal of credit Is due to Dorothy.
• THE PLAY was even between
Varsity   Hockey   and   Normal
until one Normal girl was carried
off during the first half.
Marge Watt scored the first goal
In the first half. The score was
evened by Kay Watson of Normal
before the end of the first half. By
the end of the first half Normal
was playing two girls short.
The score was even until just
before the end of the game when
Barbara Greene scored a goal for
Varsity assisted by Marge Watt.
Irtne Pierce came up from centre
half in the last minute of play and
scored the last goal to make the
flnnl score 4 to 1 for Varsity.
• IN THF.TR last gam** this year
our Intermediate A tmm  wns
beaten by Western Mutual, 53-11.
Though tills score seems to point
otherwise Ihis was ono of the besi
games this year. Our girls put up
a wonderful fight Friday night at
the  VAC  gym.
This was one of the semi-final
games but of course there arc only
four teams in the league. Apparently there Ls a fly in every ointment.
Ex-Byng Bows To Varsity,
Ex-Britannia Losses To UBC
•   IN SHOWING TYPICAL university week-end style  both English rugby teams came
through with very decisive victories last Saturday at Brockton Point.  Varsity Frosh
romped over Ex-Byng with the score of 26 to 9.  UBC Upperclassmen likewise rolled up
a large score in defeating ExBritannia 21 to 3.
Golf Meet
On Sunday
• LAST Sunday, the 3rd in a
series of student-faculty meets
was held, but owing to lack of
student co-operation and the
weather, there was a poor turnout,
The following are the results:
(Net BaU-NB; Net Best BaU
Dr. Swanson . 72    68
John Woodcroft  ...64
Dr. MacDonald  74    68
Harry Kabush  82
Dr. Clements 85    73
Pete Pudney .... 69
Ted English 80    74
Bill Watts  79
Dr. Jennings 79
Jim Henderson 71    75
Ed Snyder 78
Faculty Gross: Dr. Swanson, 90.
Faculty Net: D*r, Swanson, 72. Student Gross: John Woodcroft, 64
Student Net: John Woodcroft, 64.
Net Best Ball: Dr, MacDonald,68;
Harry Kabush,68; Dr. Swanson, 68;
John Woodcroft, 68.
The annual spring championship
match will be held in the latter
part of March. The tourney will
consist of two 18 hole rounds. The
first round will be played throughout the week and the second on
the Sunday at the close of that
week. There will be numerous
prizes for the winners besides the
championship trophy. Further rules
and details will appear in a later
issue of the Ubyssey.
All those who have not played
in current student - faculty meets
and who are interested in the
championship match please contact Bill Watts, BAy. 3766R or Ed
Snyder ALma 2436 or write to the
Arts Letter Box.
Hoop Finals
Tomorrow In
• INTRAMURAL basketball, that
heartbeat of the Intramural
sports world, will come to a glorious finale on Wednesday and Friday noon when the finals and sml-
finals will be played off in the gym.
Leading the hard battle in this
campus sport are the Phi Kappa
Sigma, Kappa Sigma and Phi
Gamma Delta teams all of whom
will go on the floor with the determination of taking the championship.
The first game will be between
the Phi Kappa Sigs and Mu Phis
and will undoubtedly be a sharp
tussle as both teams have a very
formidable line-up.
The Mu Phi hoopters have a
team composed largely of the
Frosh Inter "A" team with veterans like Al McDonald and Pidge
McBride they will certainly be
tough competition.
The opposition, on the other
hand, has the backing of soccermen Pat Campbell and Marty
Martin, a combination that is full
of fight and hard to beat.
The Kappa Sigs and Phi Gamma
Delia clash in the next game and
this tilt also promises to be a
Campbell Gilmore and Dick
Cains of the Phi Gamma Deltas
will have to be on their toes a-
gainst the height of 6'5" Pete
Peterson and 6'7" "Mike" Goodwin
of the Kappa Sigs who have downed all competitors so far.
The spirit of these teams is tops
and anyone missing these games
is really missing out of a lot of
entertainment, -so everybody should
see those games on Wed. and Fri.,
UBC Upperclassmen went for
three games undefeated in the Tisdall Cup rugby round by triumphing over Ex-Britannia In the feature attraction at the Brockton
Point stands. The game was loose
and ragged. UBC made up its
grand total with the aid of three
goals and two more tries.
As usual, Dougie Reid led the
students into the score column.
Doug made a total of nine points
out of one try and three converts.
Andy Carmichael, John Hicks,
Doug Reid and John Wheeler
crossed the line In that order m
the first half of the game with
Doug Reid converting half of then
to make the half time score total
16 to 0.
Frosh In First Win
A rejuvenated Ex - Britannia
squad came back in the second
half. An Ex-Britannia try was
soon registered by Alex Turking-
ton, btu the convert went the
wrong way and Ex-Britannia had
to be content with their three
Norm Cook came back with honours for the University and scored
the only UBC try in the second
half. Reid converted. The final
score then rested at 21-3.
Varsity Frosh capitalized on all
the scoring opportunities offered
them by Ex-Byng In the preliminary tilt. Showing form and ability'
that surprised a lot of people, the
Frosh smothered the opposition 26
to 9.
Gerry Genvry opened the scoring
in the first half by lifting a penalty shot well between the posts.
Tom McCusker built the score up
a little higher shortly after by
traversing no less than forty te
fifty yards to score three points
and make the other two a mere
High scorer for the Frosh was
Gerry Genvry. Gerry amassed a
total of eleven points on four goals
and one penalty kick. Star of the
game and second high scorer was
Tom McCusker. Tom scored three
tries and set up two of them for
easy converts. Jack Sim made
two of his efforts goodr for the
Varsity cause.
Ex-Byng Go Down Twice
This was the second loss for the
Ex-Byng outfit but they played a
very determined game.* Even when
down very definitely they kept
fighting towards the distant goal
line. This determined effort to
score made the play very tough
for a tiring team near the end of
the game.
Ex-Byng's team's scores came on
tries, none of which were converted.
of the Varsity Frosh scrum was
pivoted around the tall Keith Mac
Donald. His work in the line-up
was invaluable. Doug Reid, slow-
moving, but slippery as a greaseel
pig played a game which showed
him in one of his best forms. Joe
Pegues, showing the form and determination that he has shown
through the last couple of contests
was one ot the hardest working
men in the preliminary game. One
of the big reasons that the Ex-
Britannia score did not rise higher
than it did was the excellent work
of Rush at fullback for UBC Up-
per classmen.
FEBRUARY 23, 1944
Delta Upsilon 925
Kappa Sigma .... . 850
Beta Theta Pi  785
Engineers  - 780
Phi Kappa Sigma  740
Phi Gamma Delta  * 730
Psi Upsilon  .  680
Phi Delta Theta  860
Phi Kappa PI  655
Gamma 585
' Zeta Psi .... 565
Mu Phi  505
Sigma Phi Delta  490
Lambda  450
Alpha Delta Phi  415
Zeta Beta Tau  240
GIRLS TRACK: A meeting will
be held in Arts 103 on Wednesday,
March 1 at 12:30. All girls who
have signed the track list please
attend. Any other girls interested
are invited to attend. Arrangements for coaching will be discussed and a sponsor chosen,
"Come on Liz, there's the air
raid siren!"
"Wait a second, I got to go back
and get my false teeth,"
"What do you think they're
dropping, sandwiches?"
NOTICE: Both soccer teams are
to turn out in strip at the stadium
on Thursday noon for the Grad
Issue picture.
Plans For McKechnie Cup
Rugby Club   Makes Plans
For Next Year's Activities
Even if severe inflation does
follow defeat, the German mark
c: n't possibly sink as low as some
ot mine have.
• WITH A GOOD deal of confidence, a certain amount of
good fortune and plenty of enthusiasm the Varsity rugby club set
out after the Miller Cup in the
fall of 1943. They won it.
Later, they set out after the McKechnie Cup and started well
against Vancouver in the Homecoming game. After that, however, the spark of brilliance
flashed up for minutes at a time
only to be extinguished by weight,
experience or conditioning.
Now the Freshmen and Upperclassmen have split and made individual bids for the Tisdale Cup.
Actually, they are dividing their
strength, because enthusiasm
should be the complement of experience.
Throughout the whole campaign
one fact stands out—we have the
potentialities of a great team. Ed
Bakony (Com. '44) Is the only
graduating member.
Next year the rugby club should
be in a position to take advantage
of the fighting hearts of Chutter,
Hicks, Lawson, Lockhart and
MacDonald and temper them with
the steadiness of Cook, Jones,
Wallace and Wheeler.
McCusktr, Morrison, Pegues and
Sims each possess that dynamic
.■•park that i.s needed so much on
liie ofiYnaive while Reid and Rush
are always good, hut will show to
their best advantage on a well
I al: ived team.
A progressive program i.s hemi*
considered for next ycar. The
first need of the club is intensive
management. One student cannot
support the load that falls upon
the shoulders of the team manager.
Next year, three or four men will
co-operate to carry out the following plan:
1. phone each member the day
before a practice and make certain that he will be present or has
a reasonable excuse.
2. take care of strip after muddy
3. keep the game before the student body.
The second need is organized
practices—"fewer, better practices"
will be the motto. Student supervisors will:
1. keep a record of attendance
at practices. Those who practice,
play, and if fifteen men do not
practise, nobody plays.
2. keep a record of performances
in actual games—bad passes and
poor tackles should be remembered and eliminated.
There is only one objective ln
next year's program, that is win
the McKechnie Cup. If, in preparation for that the club has to
collect the Miller and Tisdale
Cups, so much the better, but that
is incidental.
As it is now, there arc too many
names for too few regular players.
Next year more students will have
the opportunity to play so that the
load will not fall upon thc regulars.
If the season has to be cut, if
the number of teams has to be
increased or if we have to alternate our members, the load is
cuing to l)e reduced. Everyone's
energy must bo saved, and, ns a
tribute to Chancellor McKechnie,
Dr. Gunning, Dr. Warren and
Major Dobbie, the McKechnie Cup
is coming back to UBC in 1945.


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