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The Ubyssey Nov 16, 1943

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 Premier' Wilson Plans Bank Revision
CCF,    will    attempt    socialistic
legislation at UBC.
Conservative leads fight against
Opposes "crack pot"  theories of
Balances   power   which   decides
results of UBC's Mock Parliament.
No. 16
• 'round the
prickly pear
• AN apparition attired in
screaming red stalks into
the Caf. In one hand he
bears his lunch bucket, and
in the other, the traditional
instrument of his trade—the
slide rule.
Diffidently, he glances over the
.milling throngs of the caf; then,
spotting three red-sweatered comrades in a far corner, his confidence
returns, and he lurches toward
them, appropriates the nearest seat
—ocupied or unoccupied—and prepares to do justice to his lunch.
Here, in a fleeting picture, is the
unhappy victim of his environment—the scienceman.
You might well ask what function he performs as a member of
the undergraduate body of this
university. Perhaps it has occurred
to you that UBC may be failing in
her duties with regard to the education of her engineers.
True UBC graduates are recognized in every, part of the continent as well-trained, competent,
technical men; they are quick to
adapt to new trends in science;
they are perfect cogs in a well-
nm machine—but do they know
how that machine works?
Generally speaking, there are
three types of scienceman on this
campus: The first type remains in
his lab or lecture room for the
better part of the entire day; for
him campus life is non-existent,
and arstmen are lazy wastrels
whose heads are filled with impractical theories.
In the second category are those
who conscientiously bury themselves in their work during most
of their time, but manage occasionally to attend a pep-meet, where
they enhance their social life and
find release for their inhibitions
in the "We are, we are—" type of
mob hysteria.
Finally, there are those few who
are able to attain a happy medium
by combining their academic
schedule with social activity, membership in a fraternity or a position
on a student executive.
But this is as far as it goes.
Never are the engineering students
Ihe men who form the earnest
little groups in the caf, heatedly
arguing over the rol" of socialism
in the future state, or of the relationship between economics and
human behavior. Their concepts
of the social, political, and economic world in which they live are
adolescent—not yet matured beyond the level of their high school
Perhaps our sciencemen a r c
happy to be mere cogs in the social
mechanical machine, but is that
all that an engineering degree from
UBC should mean? What of edu-
(continued on page 3)
Fraternities Declared 'Not
Guilty''IFC Drops Charges
•   CHARGES OF ILLEGAL RUSHING against three fraternities under consideration by
the Inter-Fraternity Council were dropped at a meeting of the IFC Monday noon, Barry
Sleigh, president of the IFC announced yesterday.
Two  fraternities,   charged  with
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Watch Those
Bottles Says
*Cop' Curran
• TOO   many   soft   drink
bottles are being taken
from the Caf and left in the
various buildings, Harry
Curran, chairman of the discipline committee, said Monday.
Students are eating their lunches in unauthorized rooms and leaving thc rooms littered with crumbs,
papers, and empty bottles. The
lecture rooms are left unlocked for
the convenience of students who
v/ish to study. However if the
abuse of this privilege persists,
the practice of leaving the rooms
open will be discontinued.
Bottles taken from the Caf. must
be returned. Last year soft drinks
were not allowed to be taken out of
the Caf., and unless students return their bottles this policy will
again be adopted.
The janitor of the Arts building
reminds all students that the common room is closed after 5 p.m.
At Brock
• THURSDAY night, November  18,  the  men  of
science will lay aside their
slide rules and lab books and
assemble in Brock Hall for
the annual Engineers' Informal.
Dancing will be from 9:00 to 1:00
with Chuck Darby's orchestra supplying the music. Refreshments
probably coffee and sandwiches,
will be served during the intermission. Tickets are $1.25 per couple
and may be obtained at the door.
Patrons include Dean J.N. Finlayson, Dr. H.C. Gunning, Dr. H.D.
Smith, Mr. H.M. Mcllroy, Mr. A.
H. Finlay, and Mr. A. Peebles.
IFC, were declared "not guilty'',
and the case against the third
fraternity was termed "invalid".
"These charges are the only ones
that have been brought to the attention of the IFC to date.
"The fact that the charges were
laid shows the IFC is active on
the campus," said Sleigh after the
The charges were all of a minor
nature but they were violations of
the constitution.
"They proved to the meeting that
amendments should be made to
the constitution. Certain clauses,
drawn up two years ago, have not
been used before this week, and
rhould be revised," Sleigh said.
This year was the first time In
four years that charges of illegal
rushing have been laid.
AtM >nitoba
November 13—A delegation of American students
from McAllister College, St.
Paul, Minnesota, will be the
guests of the United College
of Winnipeg, affiliated with
the University of Manitoba,
at the International Relations
Conference at Winnipeg on
November 17, 18, 19.
This is the third conference to be
hold between the two colleges. In
1941 a conference was held in Winnipeg, and last year 37 United College students visited Twin Cities,
where the second Conference was
held. Thirty three student delegates and several faculty members
will make up the U S party.
The Conference will be mainly
concerned with Post War Reconstruction under the title "Plans
and Materials for the Post War
World." Hon. R.F. McWilliams,
Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba,
will deliver the opening address,
and Premier S. Garson will be
guest speaker.
Labor Editor
Speaks To
SPC Friday
• THIRD in the series of
four student meetings on
the Canadian political parties
sponsored by the Social
Problems Club will be held
this Friday noon in Arts 100.
The speaker will be Mrs. Minerva Cooper, co-editor of The
People, downtown Labor weekly,
who will discuss the program and
policies of the Labor-Progressive
The People is the only newspaper of its kind west of Winnipeg, and Mrs. Cooper, who has
been with it since its inception,
has a great reputation in local and
provincial labor circles as a
spokesman for the LPP.
She will deal with the Communist stand on tha conditions of victory, postwar problems, role of
universities, their administration,
the future for labor and for Canadian youth.
The SPC welcomes every student
and faculty member who cares
to come.
N.B. SPC Executive meets this
Thursday at 2:30 In Mildred Brock
Moxon Beats
Chorines For
Pep Meet
• ARTS-AGGIE chorines
are whipping themselves
into shape for next Tuesday's
Indian pep meet, 12:30 to
1:30, in the auditorium,
Pocahontas Moxon, chief whip,
and her tribe of campus cuties
promise Varsity three startling
choruses, packed full of laughs
nnd leg art. The gals' costumes
v.ille   be  strictly sensational.
Plans for the Arts-Aggie formal
are running smoothly, in spite of
last week's riots. The date again,
is November 25; the place, the
Commodore; and the price. $3.00 a
Campus Politicians
Ready For Great
Battle Wednesday
•   FIRST SESSION OF THE 1943 Mock Parliament will
begin at 7:30 Wednesday evening, November 17, in the
main lounge of Brock Hall.
_ ■™™™^™^™"^-^""<" "National    bank    amalgamation
Wig-man Jack  .   .   . act" will be the principle bill put
• before the House by the CCF government.
Prof F.G.C. Wood, honorary president of the Parliamentary Forum,
will read the speech from the
In accordance with parliamentary tradition, a bill will be before
the House when the Prof. Wood
enters to deliver the speech from
the Throne.
There will be six fewer seats in
the House during the current sea-
slop than there were In the 1M2
sitting of the Mock Parliament.
Prime Minister Wilson wiU control 25 seats—a gain of S seats for
CCF over last year. John Cowan,
leader of the Progressive Conservatives and His Majesty's Loyal Op-
positioh, will control 18 seats—
u loss of 7 seats for the Conservatives.
Liberals, headed by Les Raphael
will have 12 seats-^a gain of 3;
Labor Democrats, led by Bruce
Yorke, will control 9 seats.
Wilson's slight majority in the
House makes his political situation
doubtful. The Liberals and Progressive-Conservatives combined
have 30 votes. This places the balance of power in the hands of the
Wilson announced the members
of his cabinet as: Leo Bakony, minister of finance; Ted English, minister of social welfare; Jim Clement
minister of foreign affairs; Eric
Winch, minister of labor; Harold
Daykin, minister of public works;
Allen Ainsworth, minister without
The Mock Parliament is sponsored by the Parliamentary Forum.
Jack Hetherington, President of
the forum, will be the speaker
of the house.
The general public is invited to
the Mock Parliament. A special
invitation is extended to friends
and relations of students at UBC.
. . . Referees 'Bout*
• SPEAKER of the house Jack
Hetherington will be the restraining influence, in addition to
'King' Freddie Wood, as campus
politicians fight it out this Wednesday at the annual Mock Parliament.
Plan War
• INTER-VARSITY Conference on post-war Reconstruction will be held at
the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon instead
of Edmonton as previously
Whether UBC will re represented
has not been decided. The Students' Council does not wish to
commit the University unless student interest in the conference is
great enough.
The discussions are to last for
three days during the month of
January, 1944. The exact date has
not yet been agreed upon.
Each university will send six
representatives. Invitations have
also been extended to the northwestern Universities of the United
The purpose of the conference
is to provide a medium through
which students across Canad can
come together to discuss present
and future world problems and
their solutions.
Special speakers will be selected
by the University of Saskatchewan.
Arts '46 Attempts
Voting Wednesday
•   ARTS 46 elections will lbe held
Wednesday, November 17th at
12:45 in Arts 100.
The last election held Wednesday was interrupted before the
elections were completed. For this
reason the elections are being
attempted again and all members
of Arts '48 are urged to turn out
and elect their executive.
Mystery Uncovered; Little
Men Building A Road
•   DARK SECRETS of the little men recently discovered
shovelling dirt around behind the Brock at odd hours
have materialized into a bona-fide story about a parking lot.
Work on this parking lot to relieve congestion on the roads leading to the Brock, during functions
held in the building has been going
on for weeks in the deepest and
darkest secrecy and even the AMS
could not tell the Ubyssey what
all the digging was for.
The parking space will not be
finished for some time as lt haa
to be levelled off, covered with
cinders, and roads have to be made
leading to lt from both sides of
the Brock.
When finished it will provide
much-needed space to relieve congestion on the drives leading to
the Brock.
The Ubyssey hopes that this will
clarify all the rumours and evident
ignorance about the nature of the
little men who work by night behind the B*ock.
UBC Grad
lawyer practising in Vancouver and former graduate of UBC,
will address the Law Society in
the stageroom of the Brock on
Wednesday at 12:30.
Macdonald graduated from UBC
in '38, and left for Osgood Hall
University in the east where he
completed his law course.
He will speak on the procedure
of students to become lawyers. All
Law Society members and all
others interested are invited to
attend. P*gt Two
Tuesday, November 16, 1943
•    From The Editor's Pen » » »
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(MEMBER C.U.P.) W * P W I     f0* " B 9
The AMS Office
The Ubyssey has witheld comment upon
the system of office management in practise
in the Alma Mater Society office until now.
so as to allow the plan an experimental
period before we criticized it.
We feel that a month and a half is sufficient time for such a period, and we now
feel justified in raising a few questions. In
the first place, however, let us assure the
members of Students' Council that we appreciate their motives in making the changes,
and we find the principles upon which those
changes are based, most admirable. But at
the same time, they seem to be somewhat
It was "in the interests of efficiency and
economy" that the changes were made.
Council felt also, that since the office is run
on student funds, for student purposes, students should be fully responsible for the
office and the funds handled there. The
Treasurer, aided by a bookkeeper, and the
president and other members of council, assumed the job of manager. Almost two
thousand dollars is laved through this
The money saved has been applied to
the pass fund, and meted out to the various
student activities which council felt deserved more support tha,n they had previously
received in the form of grants from the
Society. Students will not be required to
pay for Student Directories this year—an
example of the uses to which the money has
been put.
Thus we have no cause for reproach as
far as the "economy" is concerned. But the
"efficiency" is, we believe, questionable. We
do not feel that there is any immediate
danger of the office collapsing, or of a student revolution because a club's budget cannot be found when needed. Our fear is more
for the future.
There have been minor slip-ups which
have caused inconvenience, but business has
carried on as usual with no drastic consequences. For instance, the office was empty
last Wednesday morning until half past ten
because the bookkeeper was ill, the treasurer
had not been informed, and without either
of them present, the office cannot be opened
for business.
This rule has been enforced as a safety
measure in view of the large sums of money
which at times are kept on hand in the
vault and as such is perfectly right. But the
AMS office is a business office, handling
thousands of dollars. It is run as a service
to the students, and should be run in a
business-like manner. No downtown business office would be allowed to remain closed
without the manager knowing about it.
At noon time, there is always such a
mob of people milling about in the inner
and outer offices that it is impossible to get
any business carried out satisfactorily. This
again is not a momentous difficulty, but it is
aggravating for the students, and is one
which did not occur last year.
Just as the office cannot be opened without certain people being present, so should
only certain people be allowed into the inner
office. This does not mean that anything
is to be hidden from the student, but is
merely an application of the old adage, "too
many cooks spoil the broth". The broth
being the efficient handling of business.
We have enumerated various minor
complaints. They are not those of ourseslves
alone, but of many members of the student
body. Our major question is; what about
next year, and the year after that?
Suppose a council, lacking the invaluable experience of stat labs, such as our
present council possesses, is put in office
next year. They will be faced with tremendous difficulties if there is no one who has
assumed definite responsibilities this year
to guide them. A member of the council himself admits that the bookkeeper has little to
do with the actual carrying on of the business. She is really more of a stenographer.
Full reports on our every undertaking
of Council are being placed in the file, but
they cannot begin to cover every detail
necessary. They are valuable in arranging
certain events, such as frosh orientation
week and the Uke, but the everyday business routine cannot be covered in a report.
An office manual was planned at the beginning of the year, which would serve as a
guide to incoming councils, but so far as wo
know, nothing has been done about it as yet.
It is possible that an inexperienced
council, even one lacking certain ethical
virtues, might come into power. If such a
thing should happen, no one can predict the
consequences. Certain universities in the
United States have lost student government,
or have a sham council with no power whatsoever, through the inefficiency of elected
Our suggestion is to have someone hired
for the purpose of helping in the managing
of the office. He should have previous office
experience, and should carry out the demands of the office manager and be allowed
to advise on certain business procedures
where experience would help to avoid wasted effort and time.
As well as relieving the student executive of many of the routine worries involved
in running the office, his presence would be
an advantage purely from the point of view
of public relations. A student with the best
average in commerce courses still lacks the
greatest asset of a businessman—experience.
For at least twelve years we have been
able to afford an accountant. Surely we can
cut down on our other expenses enough to
cover his salary.
Employment Bureau History  By Ed fa*™
• OVER a year ago the University Employment Bureau began functioning as
an active student organization. This term
the activities of the Bureau have been accelerated in a new and commodious office
granted by the Students' Council.
The Bureau has worked in direct conjunction with the local Selective Service
office to help alleviate the shortage of man
power in Vancouver's war industries. Furthermore, every effort has been made to place
students in various positions on the campus
in order that there may be no curtailment
of activities brought about by the present
labor shortage.
At the present time, the Bureau is organized to take care of part time employment only. Members of the bureau, with
an eye to the future, are also keeping in
mind^he fact that the day may very well
come when the University of British Columbia has an Employment Bureau conducted by a full time director and staff, serving
the need not only of those students desiring
part time work, but also those seeking employment upon Graduation.
It is realized by the Bureau that an
employment service on the campus of the
University of British Columbia, is an experiment and students have not as yet realized
just what such a service can mean to themselves, and what is expected of those students who do register with the Bureau.
Those men who have been placed in various
'industries have, for the most part, proven
satisfactory, but the few who, without regard for the reputation of the University,
have neglected to appear at work when they
were expected, have formed in the minds ot
some employers a rather deplorable view
of student labour.
The Bureau wishes to emphasize tho
fact that those students who represent themselves as having been sent out on various
jobs, through the University, have a responsibility to the University. Such students are
urged to bear in mind that it will be just so
much more difficult in the future to approach firms which have experienced unsatisfactory student labour in the past, and
particularly will this be the case if, in the
post war period, employment opportunities
become scarce.
Registrations for part time work, in
answer to Vancouver's call to ease the labour
shortage, were satisfactory. It is realized
that, this year, due to the increased earnings
in the past summer, students on the whob
find it much less necessary to seek remunerative employment. Nevertheless, here
again the reputation of the University was
at stake. The employers were, in some
cases, give the impression that UBC students were not really anxious to help whenever possible, were unaware of their privileged position as students, and were too
prone to seek their own profitable ends.
For the first time in many years it is
possible for students to do part time work
on this campus. The shortage of labour with
regard to the Brock Hall is the most acute.
Response to the recent publicity given this
matter, has been moderately satisfactory, and
it is hoped that those students who have
registered for this work will prove reliable.
If, during this crisis, student help proves
unsatisfactory, it will be difficult, and perhaps impossible for the Bureau functioning
at the time when the war ends, to approach
the Administration with the suggestion that
students be employed in, say, the Cafeteria,
the Brock Hall, and in various other positions on the campus. Now is the time to
prove that students can be depended upon
to do the work that is required.
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• on thc
• ONE OF the most disturbing aspects of the recent revival of inter-faculty
feuds is the lack of student
government machinery t o
curb the little children on
the campus from physically
tearing up this University.
No one can condemn the little
babies at UBC for fighting amonn
themselves as that is natural.
Children have been doing it for
years and now that adults all over
the world are doing it we must
accept this also as a natural result of our civilisation.
The only point one can make
against the adolescents is that if
they must play Indian they should
play it as the Indian did—ou I side.
Probably not one child saw the
University's janitors cleaning up
the mess made by,the games.
The dangerous part of any mob
scene is that it can easily get out
of hand ; nd if the fights of last
week had been intensified the
damage to both limb and prop-
irty might have been serious.
The administration took the correct view that it was up to our
.vtudent government to stop the
They pl.iced the responsibility
on us. which is gratifying. They
challenged us to prove that our
;tutlent government is an important factor on the campus.
And what did our constitution-
id machinery do? It failed miser-
; bly. The fights died from old
age, not from a hard blow by tho
Discipline Committee. They died,
but the spark is still there ready
to flare up again.
Maybe the Discipline Committee
\r. going to use old age as a stick
in the future.
The committee was faced with a
hard job, one which required a
quick decision, determination anl
the ability to act. It had none of
these requirements.
Perhaps those people on the campus with a Fascist complex will
recoil in horror when I suggest
force as a means of stopping fights,
but I believe force should be used
against force.
The committee should have hunt"
ed up the Big Block men, enlisted
other senior students and put down
the insurrection by force. The
Committee should have asked the
Administration to close the common rooms.
The committee should have carried away offenders and punished
them right then and there with
Ihose harsh discipline regulations
which here-to-fore they have used
only against those who flip coins
for cokes or play cards in the Caf.
For once we had a good use for
Discipline Committee and instead
student officials looked on the disturbances as a "natural letting off
There's a lot of undesirable
people lotting off steam in this
world and 'destroying things in the
process. I don't know where we'd
be if someone didn't try to stop
I realize the difficulties the Discipline Committee faced, but 1 also realize that something could
have at least been attempted,
rather lhan adopting a "Laissez
faire" attitude.
That the majority of students at
this University condemned the
fights is enough of a mandate for
our government to take steps. But
even if our government does not
have a mandate, which it insists
it must have before it does anything, it should have' realized its
We elect them to take on those
responsibilities. We elect them to
lead us. to organize our affairs,
conduct our business. Must w>
have a little election to show our
government we approve every
time anything is attempted?
with Mary Ann
• WHEN   YOU  settle   down  to
study   in  the evening,   which
everyone should start doing soon,
give yourself a lift by cuddling
Into a luxurious quilted satin
house-coat from B. M. Clarke's,
2517 Granville South. In flattering shades of tearose, blue, and
white, these lovely coats come at
(7.95, $8.95, and $10.95 ... a cute
dark Kappa Sig had to do some
fast travelling the night of the
Phrateres co-ed. Halfway through
the dance he was suddenly taken
ill, in time to get downtown and
meet the train his girl friend
from the interior was arriving on
. . . smooth fitting materials make
up the slenderizing slips at B. M.
Clarke's. Satin, suede taffeta, and
crepe will give your best dress
that sleek look you admire so
much in others. Priced from $1.00
to $3.00 their colours of white and
tearose will tone with any wardrobe.
• "GOLDEN  griddle   cakes   galore" is the apt slogan of the
Ship Shape Inn, located at 1519
West Broadway just off South
Granville, and any time you want
a snack if you combine this delicious dish with a cup of their
extra-special coffee you'll feel happy for the rest of the day or night
. . . the fog yesterday morning
was put to at least one good use
on the campus. A dark, curly-
haired freshman was kissing his
pretty freshette girl friend by the
gym under cover of a not quite
thick enough fog. He was going to
kiss her again but a crowd was
gathering to watch ... an unusual match collectors item is the
set of five match cartons with a
lavish display of feminine pulchritude on the cover that should
start a new pin-up series. In fact,
there's no end to the things to be
seen in the Ship Shape Inn that
really is ship shape.
• ANY co-ed  that went  to the
fashion   show   in   Brock   Hall
Lounge must have noticed the
beautiful fur coats borrowed from
the New York Fur Company, 797
West Georgia. The latest in fur
coat styling, these coats are practical enough to wear on the campus when the weather is chilly,
but they are glamorous enough to
cover your most formal gown
when you go partying . . . the Phi
Delt Bowery Ball provided a little
confusion when one Phi Delt stole
another's girl. The girl's original
escort found out and both went to
her to ask which one was her true
love. Two Phi Delts were treated
for shock when she said "Neither
of you, I'm married" . . . one way
to be absolutely sure of the quality of your furs is to have the label of the New York Fur Company
inside them. It is the company's
guarantee that you are wearing
furs of "quality."
• FOR a pair of smart, black
pumps in suede leather that
always help you look your smartest, visit Rae Son's Mezzanine
floor. They are also obtainable in
gabardine and in colors of black
and brown. High or low heels
make these exciting shoes suitable
for the tall or short co-ed ... at
the Fiji grass-skirt party everyone had to sit on mats on the floor
instead of chairs which was a good
idea until somebody started to
drag the mat his girl friend was
sitting on around the floor. She
slipped off and became disastrously full of silvers when she
slid on the floor ... the Mezzanine
floor has a marvellous selection of
.'.port oxfords that are so essential
for college campus wear. All shoes
on this floor come at the standard
Mezzanine price of $7.95.
For your
Stationery Eupplies
Fountain Pens
Slide Rules
Scales, etc.,
for the present term
" Clarke & Stuart
550 Seymour St.
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone PAciflc 7311
Hrs.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
Graphic Engineering Paper, Biology Paper
Loose Leaf Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink
and Drawing Instruments
w^^^^p^- sg A National
JS^^^ I favorite Tuesday, November 16, 1943	
Mrs. Jamieson Reviews
'Student Day' I hursday
• "STUDENT REFUGEES" will be the subject of the
speech given by Mrs. Laura Jamieson, MLA, Thursday,
in Arts 100 at 12:30. The speech, commemorating International Students' Day, will be sponsored by the Cosmopolitan Club
and the Menorah Society.
Page Three
November 17, International Students   Day,   has   grown   to  be  a
world-wide   dedication  of   almost
all universities opposing fascism.
This giant student movement,
uniting together students of all
races, colors, creeds and religions
had its beginning in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where the Germans
brutally tortured and assasinated
Czechoslovakian university students.
During the morning of the seventeenth 156 student leaders were
executed and twelve hundred students and teachers were taken to
concentration camps In Germany.
However, complete as this massacre was, there were a few who
escaped and fled to London. There
they sought some means of commemorating their friends, and,
while discussing their ideas with
Iheir English friends this great
idea developed.
The first International Student
meeting was held in Washington,
D.S., in September 1942, and was
attended by students from Universities from all Allied countries.
From this meeting was developed,
their "credo".
"We affirm our united determination to fight on to the complete
rout of fascism, whose ruthless
aggression has forged a unity a-
mong the freedom-loving peoples
of the world, which shall be their
undoing. This unity we shall preserve and strengthen."
New Time
Radio Hour
• TIME for the Saturday
night Radio Society show
"Varsity Time" over CKWX
will continue at the new time
of 6:45.
For all those who failed to hear
the haunting strains of "Hall UBC"
at 6:15 last Saturday and thought
the cast had been disposed of, this
will no doubt be a let down.
But a continuation of the lightly
treated news of the week is promised for next week with a little
extra monologue thrown in. Same
siation, CKWX, 9 8 0. Different
time: Saturday, 6:45, Same program:  "Varsity "Time."
NOTICE: Newman Club members are invited to a Social at
Peggy Frith's home, 2124 W. 48th,
on Tuesday, November 16 at 8:30
p.m.  Take tram to 49th.
continued from page 1)
cation in the true sense?
The process of education through
which the sciencemen pass during
the five years at UE'C, as the course
stands now, does not fit them to
assume the responsibilities of citizenship which their future positions will demand.
Undoubtedly, pressure of work,
plus the desire for quick returns
on their monetary investment in
f. university education serves to
pigeon-hole the activities of these
students into purely technical interests.
E'Jt what many sciencemen fail
to realize is that because of their
technical training, they will be
placed in responsible positions in
key industries throughout the
country—positions in which mere
technical knowledge will not be
sufficient to enable them to solve
adequately the complex problems
in economic-human relations which
they will have to face.
Engineering students, by the
very nature of their studies, learn
little of human relations, economics, or political science while
they are at university.
Yet such understanding is essential in the formation of a capable citizen, whose intelligence and
education should place him in a
position of leadership among other
men. Despite the advances f
science, our world still remains
social in nature. Its components
are individual human beings, not
mere parts of man made machines.
Perhaps one can argue that the
basic attitudes which make a man
aware of the social world'in which
he lives—of the relationships between men and each other and
the state—are not picked up in n
< ne-year course in Economics 1
or Philosophy 9. They are part
of years and years of family a.\d
tocia'. background. Admittedlj,
the university has no control over
its students' early training, but
surely it has a duty towards those
students, no matter what their
background, once they enter its
The intensity of the course now
given the scienceman of UBC
virtually prohibits him from pursuing further any of the basic
views which he acquired in his
previous family life. His ideas remain stagnant, immature—yet he
expects these half-formed principle;   to   provide,   undirected  by
university influence, the basis for
a lifetime of association with his
fellow men.
A common ambition, often expressed among engineers, is that
once they have gained their technical knowledge—their means of
earning a living—they will have
time to sit back in leisure hours
and catch up on their "liberal
education" and begin to find out
"what politics are all about".
But perhaps it will be too late.
Possibly a few will achieve this
ambition, but the majority of
science graduates will find that
1 y the time they have become
established their minds will have
become set in the mechanical rut
which enchanneled them in their
undergraduate years. It is not
easy to change mental habits in
middle life.
Granted that the university cannot add any more burden to the
already heavy load of the science
upperclassmen's curriculum yet is
it not essential that some stimulating Courses be given eithes in
first or second year — courses
thought-provoking enough that
they would at least suggest a few
avenues of further thought to the
It is unfortunate that so many
sciencemen look back with complete revulsion upon the only two
arts courses they ever studied at
"What use to me was English I
—and French?" they demand, expecting an artsman to be horrified at the suggested blasphemy.
In turn we ask, "What use are
they to him?" Why not instead
give him two or three compulsory courses in say, political science
introductory economics and gov •
ernment courses which would at
least make him realize that there
are alternatives to the present political and economic system and
that it is up to him, as an intelligent citizen, to do some thinking
about them—even if it is posponed
until after graduation.
By doing this at least UBC would
be fulfilling the function, not merely of a technical school, but of
a university—in preparing her students not only with the means of
earning their living, but also with
a sounder set of principles upon
which to base their future life.
Perhaps some of the red shirts
might learn to think without th?
slide rule.
A Year Ago...
• ARTS-AGGIE Executive were
called before the Student
Council to answer charges of inefficiency in regard to the handling of the ArtsAggie Ball ... I.S.S.
Day planned for November 17, in
commemoration of Czech student
martyrs . . , Phil Guman was elected president of the freshman class
. . . Eighty girls ere pledged as
sorority rushing ended . . . WUS
Fashion Show for the benefit of
the Red Cross Ambulance Fund
was presented on November 14 , . .
Phrateres' Phantasy Co-ed was
held in the Brock . . . "The Rogue
in Bed." "In Uie Mist," "Good
Night, Caroline," were presented
by the Players Club as their
Christmas Plays . . . The Red Cross
Ambulance Drive was opened by a
parade on the mall and self-denial
tags in the form of an ambulance
were sold on the campus . . . The
Arts-Aggie formal ball was held in
the Commodore Hotel, the theme
was Fiesta Time . . .
Coles Forms
Drill Squad
• A COTC precision squad
is being formed by Serg-
eant-Major Coles consisting
of volunteers from the various companies.
This is the first time the COTC
has organized a body of men who
will enter competition with squads
from other units. The first parade will be held at 8:15 on Monday night.
After parade last Monday. "Com-
1 any E" had a sing-song and general get-together. It took placo
in the officers' quarters and was
chaperoned by Major MacLeod,
Captain Heist. <Company Commander,)   and   Captain   Osburne.
Water O.K.
"Chlorinated Water Not
Harmful," States Doctor
, . . Totie Agrees
Red Cross
• LAST meeting of the
course for junior officers
and NCO's of the Red Cross
Corps was held in the Armories on Saturday night.
Twenty-one candidates were
put through practical tests
by Mrs. E. A. Robinson, regimental Sergeant-Major of
the Vancouver Detachment.
The points on which candidates
were judged were, control of the
squad, deportment while giving
commands and their voice.
At a meeting of the senior officers of the University Detachment Mrs. Robinson's recommendations were approved and the
following promotions were made:
Platoon Officers — Irene Pearce,
Lois Campbell; Company Sergeant-
Major — Aldythe Ireland; Sergeants — Pat Cunningham, Brenda
Goddard; Corporals — Florence
Tamboline, Catherine Brown;
Lance Corporals—Thelma Benson,
Helen Morgan.
At the conclusion of the course
on Saturday evening Aldythe Ireland presented Mrs. Robinson, on
behalf of the members of the
course, a Red Cross identification
bracelet and University Red Cross
sleeve badge in appreciation of
her help to the detachment,
Mrs. Robinson had already giver,
a special class in the summer to
about 18 girls most of whom then
enrolled for this class.
AMS Inaugurates New
Club Booking System
room bookings introduced
Harry Curran.
Friesen's Goal:
1200 By Saturday
t "REGISTER twelve hundred
students by the end of the
week." That is what we are trying
to do," says Ed Frlesen, director
of the Employment Bureau.
In order to get everything
straight in as short a time as possible, and to avoid confusion, students are asked to register sometime during this week. By doing
this, students save themselves valuable time which they would un-
nessesarily waste later on during
the Christmas exams.
benefit by the new system of
yesterday by MUS president,
From now on, all Varsity organizations will sign up for room space
on a large sheet of paper opposite
the cash cage in the AMS office.
When making their bookings,
clubs are requested to give the
name of their organization, the
room they require, the time, and
the signature of one of their
This new system, which covers
bookings for the Brock and the
auditorium, as well as for classrooms, will enable students to see
what space  is available to them.
Should Council or LSE plans
conflict with club bookings, thc
AM.Z will notify the students
He Was Only a Mouse, But
Oh How He Could Love!
•    MURDER or suicide?  Authorities are baffled today by
the death of an unknown mouse who plummetted 80 feet
to his death Saturday night during the closing lines of the
Players Club Christmas play, "The Tenth Word".
The  mouse  landed  squarely  on
the    head    of    showgirl    Marion        mm^^—^—^^^^^mi^^m^^m
Roberts, who,  in the Iradition of
all Players carried on without disclosing the backstage tragedy.
• THE Senior A basketball team
will travel to Victoria to play
a Pat Bay team this Saturday, it
was announced after council meet-
:r    late last night.
The  trip  will  depend  on  trans-
portaUon facilities.
•   LOST in Arts 100 Friday noon:
One French I text book "Modern French Short (?) Stories <?>"
' y    Fanny-something-or-other.     I
am   in   ('ire   need   of   same   u    1
•i"iT>ly MUST pass French I.
—Denis Blunden
First Aid was administered immediately after the curtain fell but
the mouse, shedding a tear from
his soft brown eyes, gasped softly,
"Marion, Marion" and forthwith
Questioned later, Miss Roberts
flatly stated: "He meant nothing
to me.".
The remains were turned over to
Mr. Underhill for safekeeping.
B'.T.a' will be Wednesday in the
^o.ir S. ecial. No flowers by request.
Second SCM Camp
Planned Nov. 20-21
• SECOND SCM camp of the
term is being held at Ocean Park,
November 20 - 21.
Dr. G. B. Switzer and Harriet
Christie, associate general secretary of the SCM will be there to
lead the discussion on "Problem';
ol Reconstruction." The train
loaves al 5:15 p.m. on Sat.
The cost will be not more than
$1.25, plus 25c registration fee and
• NO ONE has suffered any
water, said Dr. J. S. Kitching,
UATC Ceremonial
Parade Nov. 27
• UATC ceremonial parade will
be held Nov. 27 in the stadium.
According to Flt.-Lieut. Mills,
chief administrative officer of the
UATC. Other details will be announced later.
In Church
Parade   u e
• RCNVR Units are participating   in   a   Church
Parade on Sunday, November 21 and all UNTD personnel are required to attend.
Further information will be
given at a later date.
Stencils for marking uniforms
have arrived and all ratings, who
have not done so, should pick
theirs up at the ship's office. Two
weeks is the deadline for uniforms
to be stenciled. This may be done
in the Armories or at H.M.C.S.
Discovery during parades there.
It has also been announced that
the common room in the Armories
is open to all UNTD ratings who
wish to make use of it.
Hold Soviet
In Toronto
Canadian    Soviet    Friendship,
under the chairmanship of Sir
Ellsworth Flavelle, held a
Congress in the Royal York Hotel
in Toronto on November 12, 13 and
The Council aims to develop a
mutual friendship and knowledge
between the two countries through
the medium of lectures by Canadian and Russian scientists, doctors,  fanners,  labour  leaders,  etc.
General education and an interpretation of Soviet education are
two of the topics to be discussed.
Representatives from every educational movement in the Dominion will be present.
Univer ity
Papers  Will
Be Displayed
exchange   papers   from   other
universities will be placed for the
benefit of UBC students, have been
installed in Brock Lounge.
The racks in the form of end
tables, are situated at each of the
four groups of chesterfields.
Representatives magazines are
also provided in the racks.
ill effects from the chlorinated
Health Service Director.
Many people will be interested
to know that the chlorination of
water is recommended by public
health authorities the world over.
The infinitesimal amount of chlorine in the water will destroy bacteria that may accumulate by accident or design.
Vancouver has exceptionally fine
water, but it will not be affected
in the least by chlorination. Other
cities on Ihe Pacific coast have had
chlorinated water for years, so
Vancouver is starting nothing new.
It is the idea on the part of preventive medicine to serve the largest number of people to the common good, Dr. Kitching stated.
Chlorination is just another one of
the many ways to do it. It is used
in most large centers.
As this is the statement of a
medical authority, it is hoped that
the idea of chlorinated water will
be more favourably received by
Ihe citizens of Vancouver in the
1200 Records
In Library
• Over twelve hundred records, including all nine
of Beethoven's symphonies
and four of Brahms', make
up the collection of the Classical Records Library operated under the direction of
Dr. Kaye Lamb.
The gift of the College Music
Set, comprising more than nine
hundred records and some two
hundred books on music, composers and musical scores, by the Carnegie Foundation, form the nucleus of the collection.
Grants from the Board of Governors and an annual fee of one
dollar by the students have been
used to swell the number of recordings. Three quarters of the
student fees are used for purchasing new records, and the remainder is used for depreciation.
The records have been available
for concerts for some time, but
it has only been in the last two
years that students have had the
opportunity of borrowing them.
Opposition was raised when the
students were allowed use of the
records as some ot them are lost
through carelessness. The whole
collection is available except certain unreplaceable records, such
as German and Czech disks.
The bulk of the money is spent
on orchestral recordings, which are
the most popular.
On the whole, the plan has been
very successful and there have
been few breakages. This Is particularly important now when it
is becoming extremely difficult to
get replacements.
NOTICE: A Trade union study
group is being formed by the
Social Problems Club. Anyone
may join who is interested. Contact Betty Dunbar through the
Arts Letter Rack. Meetings will
be held once a month. All students,
especially economic students, are
Special student rate on presentation
of your student's pass.
Roddy McDowall
Bob Hope, Betty Huttoo
"Aerial Gunner"
Irving Berlin's
Gary Cooper
"If I Had A Million" Page Four-
Tuesday, November 16, 1943
Thunderbirds Continue Cage Victories
At Spokane
Next Week
team, lead by Ken McPherson, is
training hard for the coming Pacific Coast Crosscountry Championships. Although the team is
inexperienced it Is hoping to make
a good show in this big time meet.
Seven boys have made the team
by placing in the Intramural Crosscountry and the three mile trial
race which was run last Friday.
These seven are Ken McPherson,
Asa Williams, Harry Thompson,
Des Turner, Bud McLeod, Cam
Carlyle, who placed third ln the
Intramural race missed out in the
Friday rim.
The team, coached by M. L. Van
Vliet, Is training as a unit rather
than as individuals' to learn the
advantage of teamwork, which
counts a great deal in a big race.
On Friday, November 19th the
team will run a four mile course
over the University Golf Course.
Runners will be permitted to use
spiked shoes.
Fraternities which would like to
enjoy some fun and give a bit of
competition are invited to participate. Seraphin. who did so well
at the start of the Intramural Race
may make the trip to Spokane if
he can make good in this Friday's
The team leaves on Tuesday eve-
M. £. Van Vliet.. .
... smiles on racers
ning   next   week   for   the   south.
They return the folowlng Friday.
Here are a fe of the facts about
the Spokane meet. This meet Is
sponsored by the Athletls Round
Table as a charitable contribution
to the sport of the High Schools
and Universities of the Pacific
Coast. It is held every year on the
American Thanksgiving Day and
is given the official title of The
Pacific Coast Crosscountry Championships.
There are four races held which
are run in the following order: a
two mile race for high schools, a
three mile race for Freshman university students, a four mile race
for university upperclassmen, and
the A.A.U. Championship race of
four miles for all individuals and
teams entrees.
The UBC team will run the four
mile Championship race with U of
Washington, Washington State,
Stanford, Idaho, Whitman and Oregon. That of course means pretty
stiff competition.
Last year Boh Davidson, running
for UBC came in first in the AAU
Championship Race. The best of
luck to the men of this year's team.
Rugby Men Dub
Rowing Club
•VARSITY trampled on Rowing Club last Saturday with a
shut-out score to keep right behind Ex-Britannia in thc
tight race for the top of the Miller Cup league standings.
Dougie Reid,- Jack Sim, and Gordie Morrison out-ran and
out-played the opposition in a field day that netted them 23
Dougie Reid found a rival for
scoring honours in this game in
the person of Jack Sim. Jack
crossed the line three times during the afternoon, once In the
first half and twice In the second
half for a total of nine points.
Dougie also over ran the end of
tiie field three times and added an
extra two points by converting
Jack Sim's first try near the
closing end of the first half.
Gordie Morrison started the ball
rolling soon after the first whistle
went by crossing the line for the
first Varsity score. Dougie Reid
followed suit shortly in two brilliant plays that had their endings
behind the goal posts. Then Jack
Sim contributed his first period
rhare of the scoring. Reid converted.
The second half started with tho
score 14 to nothing in the student's
favour. Reid again bewildered tho
opposition by going through the
field to obtain his third try of thc
contest. Sim then took the game
into his 'own hands and ran the
Rawing Club ragged while he added six points to the already large
Varsity is now just two points
behind Ex-Britannia, whom they
meet in the final scheduled game
in two week's time. Rowing Club
and RCAF Fliers are now pract-
icaly out of the running for the
play-off series. The two top teams
will play for the silverware.
A stiff training schedule has been
set-up for this week to condition
the players for tht«r coming game
with Victoria In the McKechnie
Cup series this Saturday in Victoria.
The second team that was formed a few weeks ago is still looking
for organized opposition in the
form of a league. They have played several practise games and
have shaped up fairly well . There
is also room for one or two players
to fill in the week spots.
Hoop Chatter
•   THE THUNDERBIRDS appear to be the class of the V
and D Basketball League. They have not lost a game, in
the current sedson, and yet, the support given to this colossal
team by the students, is miserable.
True to expectations of local sports circles, this season's
edition of the Blue and Gold is potential championship
material. Besides the outstanding players from last year, the
newcomers to the cluo have also shown themselves to be
capable hoopsters. But the student support has been
Similarly, the Frosh Inter A team and the Varsity Senior
B's have done well in the V and D Minor Leagues. The freshmen, under the direction of Bruce Yorke, have picked up
two wins and two losses. The Senior B's started of? badly
with two losses, but showed possibilities in their win over
Gregory Price. But these teams, too, lack student support.
Come on, all you hoop fans! Basketball is a major sport
on this campus, in fact, it is the major sport. Let's not wait
until the teams are in their finals. Let's get out and support
them NOW!
• THE SERIOUS situation of
sweater starved sciencemen Is
not solved. According to Don Ross,
AMS Treasurer, there will not be
any science or white sweaters this
• PAULINE GREER, fourth year
chemistry honours student, was
burned Friday afternoon when the
gunpowder in the flares she was
testing exploded.
Up to press time, all that could
be learned was that her right hand
was burned, and her hair and eyebrows were singed. However the
accident will not interfere seriously  with  her work.
LOST: "Strength of Materials"
in or between Applied Science
Bldg. and Mining Bldg. Urgently
needed. E. O. Cochran, Mech. Eng.
Sc. '45, ALma 0295L.
Ex-Kits Goes
To Defeat
By Varsity
SEASON Varsity beat Ex-Kits
3 - 2. Ex-Kits the really big threat
to the Lower Mainland Grass
Hockey Cup, was beaten by the
outstanding individual play and
really superb passing by Varsity.
This game was trully the biggest
game this season and gives our
team a chance of taking the cup.
This cup which was held by Ex-
Kits for three consecutive years
was won last year by our team.
If we win the remaining game,
against Pro-Recs, the cup will be
Varsity really went to town on
Saturday and Goalie Helen Matheson made really outstanding saves
even though the play was mostly
in our hands. Jean Handling scored
two goals and Marge Watt the
The line-up. Left wing, Marg
Rogers; inside left, Jean Handling-
centre, Marge Watts; left wing,
Barby Greene; right wing, Doreen
Parks; left halfback, Bea Inch;
centre half, Irene Pierce; goal,
Helen Matheson.
Ubyssey defeated Britannia 1-0
in a sparkling game that had many
thrills in it. Our team showed
much improvement over it's last
game and played a much better
game. Freshman Jo Donegani
scored the only goal for the co-eds.
• IN A CLOSE GAME between
Normal and Varsity our team
lost 22-21. Varsity was in the lead
1 y three points with only one minute to go when Osburne scored
two baskets.
Watt, 4, Ford, 8, Matheson, 2, Mc-
Kim, 2, Simpson, 2, Bewick, 1,
Symonds,  2.
'   Normal; Watson, 10, Treasure, 2,
Morrison, 2.
Our Intermediate a team also
lost their game.
Co-Ed   Sports
CAMPUS TAKE a back seat to
everthing else. With the exception of those college-spirited girls
who take an active part in sport,
the support given is very poor.
We cannot expect to get anywhere
on this campus unless we show a
little spirit towards the most important   extra-curricular   activity.
One can see how the girl's sports
are pushed around by the men.
This is due to two reasons, one is
good, the other, bad.
The one reason is that few people
take enough interest to warrant
tiie use of more space and the
other reason, is that the men who
run the sports page just couldn't
stund the thought of having women's sports with a more prominent write up than some of the
We have had our say for a good
many years now. However this
is no time to rest on our laurels.
Now is the time to keep right on
campaigning for equal status with
the  men.    That equality  we will
Hoopsters Defeat
Win less Stagies
•    LAURIES Pie-Rates are next in line for a go at the
Thunderbirds. These two hoop clubs will battle out here
at the UBC gym in the eighth contest of the season tomorrow
night at 9 o'clock.
Lauries, who were shoved down into third spot in the V
and D League standings by the Shores outfit in a 44-39 loss,
are out to hand the Varsity squad their initial defeat of the
Bakken .
. . . with
NOTICE: Boy's bike for sale.
Excellent condition, double bar,
new tire, Mercury make. Phone
KErr. 0133Y, evening.
not get, however, unless we stand
up for ourselves by standing together. Let us show the men just
how much spirit we have by turn-'
ing out and supporting our co-ed
One of our Grass Hockey teams
Is well on the road to winning tho
cup. Let us give them all the
support imaginable by turning out
to watch their game next Saturday against Pro-Recs. The men
are going to judge us by the a-
mount of effort that we put forth.
Don't be a slacker, turn out.
Something should be done to
give the women a fairer share of
the sports page. You reader are
the ones who can change the present conditions. If you want a
more equal representation then
let everyone know about it. Let
our motto be EQUALITY IN our
fight for equality. It is going to
be a lot easier to get our share
of the swimming pool when the
time  comes.
In the opener at 8 o'clock Saturday night at Pro-Rec Gym, the
Thunderbirds walked away with
I heir fourth straight victory of the
season. The victims were the cellar-dwelling Stacys, who, nevertheless, put up plently of opposition for the Rah-Rah boys.
Coach Maury Van Vliet sent the
second string students in to start
off the tilt, and left them in for
the whole of the first half. The
game was close during the first
quarter; the Thunderbirds took
this canto to warm up. B'ut in the
second quarter, they built up an
11-point lead. Diminutive Ron
Weber dropped in four baskets in
this period, which helped put the
students ahead 34-23 at the halfway mark.
Varsity's first string was sent in
to clean up the second half. Robertson led the crew in running up
the UBC score. Sykes and Bakken
did I heir bit in the final stanza to
stretch the margin to 14 points by
the final whistle.
MacDonald was somewhat outstanding for the Shoemen in this
contest. He led the Stacy sharpshooters with 12 points, and kept
his squad hustling.
"Peanut" Weber, one of the
freshman additions to the Thunderbirds, was top scorer for the
students with 11 points, and Sandy
Robertson and Ole Bakken were
next with 10 points apiece.
Strange as it may seem, the
second squad showed up the regulars by scoring 34 points to the
first crew's 25, Pete McGeer, who
is playing his first season with
Varsity this year, made a good
showing with the second quintet,
gathering 5 points for the evening.
Here are the  individual  scores:
VARSITY: Sykes 5, Bakken 10,
Stilwell 5, Robertson 10, Wood-
house 2, Weber 11, Franklin 4,
Yorke 5, Johnson 2, McGeer 5.
Total 59.
STACYS: Littleford 3, Freeman
9, Anderson 11, MacDonald 12,
Scarr 7, Minion 3.  Total 45.
. . . get points
Late last night the basketball game scheduled for tomorrow night in the campus
gym was cancelled. M. L
Van Vliet could not put a
full team in strip for the
Wife; "How did you like the
CWAC  parade,  dear?"
Colonel: "Marvelous. Five thousand women and not a slip
And His
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