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The Ubyssey Oct 14, 1944

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 National Independents Win Mock Parl't Election
Liberals Hold
Balance of Power
ln 4 Party House
•   THE FIRST session of the 1944-45 Mock Parliament will
be held Wednesday evening, October 18, in the Main
Lounge of Brock Hall with the "National Independents" in
power. .,
The National Independents will control 18 seats in the
House. CCF will control 12; Liberals, 11; Progressive-Conservatives, 3.
National Independents, led by
James R. Wilson—now Prime Minister, gained supremacy in the
Mock Parliament at an election
meeting held last Thursday in Arts
The CCF Party, led by Harold
Daykin, placed second, Daykin
will accordingly lead the opposition.
Liberals, led by Stewart Portent.
were the third in popularity while
the Progressive ConservaUves, led
by Les Canty-????
Prime Minister Wilson is expected in the forthcoming session to
bring forward a bill calling for a
revision of the British North America Act.
This bill will be in accordance
with the policy, pursued by the
National Independents of decentralizing government.
The National Independents will
enjoy only a narrow majority in
the House. In spite of this Mr.
Wilson had full confidence that his
government could satisfactorily
carry out its policy.
Progressive Conservatives expressed indignation at the extreme
character the government's policy
was taking.
Spokesmen for other parties were
not available for comment.
The Prime Minister in commenting cuv the results of the elecUon
stated that he was astonished at the
total lack of organization in the
Progressive Conservative party.
Spokesmen for the Conservatives
stated that at the time of the election, their leader was ill.
Wilson countered that if the
strength of a party depended on
one man, its members had no right
to assume office.
Conservatives informed the Ubyssey that this was not the case;
and, they continued, if satisfactory
adjustments were not made, they
believed they had good grounds
for contesting the election.
Ml parties will hold caucuses
at 12:30 Monday, October 16, in the
Arts Building. National Independents will be in 102; CCF, 104; Liberals, 106; Progressive Conservatives, 108.
Jim Clement, under whose guidance the Mock Parliament has been
organized, agreed that the date of
the first sitting is considerably
earlier than usual; but, he stated,
it was so fixed to avoid the rush
of midterm examinations.
War Aid
Council Plans
four Drives
0 FOUR major drives ere being
planned for this year by the
War Aid Council. An informal
barn dance around October 21,
will be followed by the Red Cross
Ball on January 26, the International Students Service Week in
February and finally by the Red
Cross Waivers in March.
A mixer is to be held on November 18 in honor of Miss Robe,
the secretary of the World Federation of the International Students
Service. A '42 Graduate of Texas
University, she is coming here to
speak with the Students' Council
and the representatives of all the
This year the War Aid Council
hopes to be able to take over the
profits of the monthly mixers held
in the Brock under the auspices
of the various clubs.
A meeting in the Brock Double
Committee Room will be held on
Monday at 12:30 to discuss the
tentative schedule for this year!
Tho president, Ted Chambers, and
the newly appointed secretary,
Pat Cunningham, will officiate.
held this coming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Arts 100 at
noon. Fourth year will vote on
Monday, Third Year on Tuesday
and Second Year on Wednesday.
According to MUS President Les
Raphael, "A strong university must
have the strong student support ot
each faculty. In past years Arts-
men have not done their share in
giving  support   to  their  faculty.
This year Arts must Justify its past'
He urges every Artsman to attend these elections.
CURMA Sponsors
Tonight's Mixer
•   FIRST OF many social events planned by UBC returned
men, tonight's Brock mixer holds fun and music in store
for all, Bernie Weston, CURMA president promises.
With music from 8:30 to
by the quintet of Ches Cotter, the
affair, M.C.'ed by Bernie himself,
will permit returned men to meet
fellow students. Regular admission will be 75 cents a couple, for
returned men, free.
Meeting yesterday noon, CUR
MA members were introduced to
several campus clubs by representatives of Parliamentary Forum,
Players' Club, Mus Soc, S.P.C,
Ski Club, and Varsity Christian
Jim Clement, Parliamentary
Forum speaker, invited tho returned men to the first of the
season's Mock Parliaments this
Especially for the benefit of
CURMA members the constitution
of the Players' Club has been
changed to allow admittance of
new members in the new year,
President Ted English told the
Elinor Haggart told the members, "We need men—for the Mus
Soc." A need for tenors and instrumentalists was keenly felt by
the club and might disrupt proposed plans, she said. Interested
men were urged to turn out to
Aits   100   this   Monday.
•   ONE THIRD of  the  Student
Passes    have    not    yet    been
claimed   it   has   been   announced
from the AMS office.
Provided that all fees have been
paid the passes may be claimed
any day between 12:30 p.m. and
1:30 p.m. and at that time only.
No. 10
Veteran Returns to UBC
• CAPTAIN Robert Bonner, formerly serving with the Sea-
forth Highlanders will be attached
to the COTC on November 4th.
Capt. Bonner has seen service in
the Italian and Sicilian campaigns
and was wounded in Italy in October 1943. He was the first officer serving with the Seaforths to
be wounded in these actions. At
present he is working on the Victory Bond Drive.
A graduate of UBC he was well
known in, debating circles being
the winner of the McGoun cup.
He was also a member of Students Council. Captain Bonner
served in the COTC from the 25th
Sept. 1940 to the 3rd Sept. 1942.
While in this unit he served both as corporal and CQMS.
When he left the COTC for active
service he went straight to. Gordon Head. While there he came
second in the number of points
for general efficiency.
... Returns
Formosa Strategic
In Pacific Warfare
the Japanese island of Formosa, opens a new phase in
the Pacific war.
To the Japanese, Formosa—or Taiwan as they call it-
means many things.
It is'a land of earthquakes, and   ————————————————————
head-hunters— a beautiful island
that dominates the China Sea. But
—to military Japan—it is far more.
Since the beginning of Japan's
campaign of conquest, Formosa has
been the Achilles Heel of the Japanese Empire.
In 1942, military observers forecast that an Allied bombing of
Formosa would be more disastrous
to Japan than the bombing of
Japan itself.
For, though American bombers
could blast Japanese cities and impair Japan's war production — an
effective air blow against Formosa
would weaken Japan's control of
the South China Sea, and of Eastern China.
Formosa is essential to Japan's
communications at sea. It is the
Rising Sun's one principal outpost
for offensive and defensive operations,
Just as the loss of Hawaii would
expose the West Coast of the United States to direct attack—so the
fall of Formosa, would make the
western and southern shores of
Japan vulnerable to bombardment,
and invasion.
The island—about half the size
of Ireland—is divided into two
strikingly different regions by a
mountian range that runs like a
backbone down its center,
UNB Pres. Suggests
COTC Change
• FREDERICTON, October 13-
(CUP)—One complete day In
twelve to replace the present system of drilling after lectures Is
proposed by President M. F. Gregg
of the University of New Brunswick. No details as to the application of this plan have so far been
Cleanup Drive Fizzes
• CLEANUP week is over. So
far as the work of the grounds
keepers is concerned it might never have existed.
All over the campus the groundsmen have the same story: Cleanup week has come and gone, but
it might as well have never come.
One of the main complaints is
the parking lot. Empty bottles
are still to be found in profusion,
some of them broken.
On the way down to the Brock
from the Mall the path stays littered. On this walk there are four
separate trash cans, and one of the
inn j or pu/zles that i.s bothering
the keepers is the reason why students will persist in not using
these cans. Every entrance,to every   building   boasts   at  least   one
can,  the Caf, two.
The bus stop is another major
problem. Around this diminutive
building there are four trash cans.
Even so the men have to sweep
the place three and four times a
They stressed the fact that they
aren't so much concerned about
keeping the campus clean for the
students as they are concerned a-
boul keeping it clean for visitors.
These men know it is their job
to keep the grounds tidy, but they
cannot understand the unconcern
of the students, for after all it rs
the students'  university.
Allan Ainsworth thought tho
campaign was passable as cleanup campaigns go, but even so it
was   highly   unsatisfactory.
League Aids
World Plant
• "PLANS for the Post
War World will inevitably be based on the League
of Nations' 25 years of experience."
Such was the opinion expressed by Dr. G. B. Switzer,
past president of the Vancouver League of Nations
Society, when he addressed
the members of the Social
Problems Club Friday at
Dr. Switzer deplored the general opinion held by most people
that the League of Nations, along
with plus-fours and long skirts,
is deep in moth-balls.
He went on to show that the
activities of the Department of
International Health have been
Invaluable, and he cited the manner by which pharmaceutical products have been standardized and
trade of illicit drugs has been controlled.
In the fourth month of this war,
the League of Nations Assembly
and Council relegated their powers for the war to the Supervisory
Council which meets at intervals
at Lisbon. The headquarters of the
many active branches, such as the
Health Department, the Economic
and Financial Divisions and the
International Labor Office, have
all been moved to this continent.
In Dr. Switzer's eyes, the most
important development has been
the attempts to fulfill the considerations outlined in a report given
in August 1942 by the Economic
and Financial Division at New Jersey.
The leaders of the Allied Nations
have been dealing with the four
main features of this report. Arrangements have been made for
no immediate withdrawal of the
forces from the conquered enemy
The United Nations Relief an:l
Rehabilitation Association is carrying out the second stipulation—
that relief be provided for the
various occupied countries. Economic controls will be handled
after the war, and fourth and last,
Uie Dumbarton Oaks Conference
discussed the gradual de-controls
and collective security.
Dr. Switzer said that the very
critical interest that the people
of the various nations are taking
towards plans for the post-war
world   was   encouraging.
Spencer Tracy Stars
As. UBC Professor
• THE UNIVERSITY of British Columbia has crashed into
the movies in a war short production entitled "Tomorrow,
Mr. Jones". The film features Spencer Tracy as a UBC
professor with a background of scenes of UBC and UBC
life filmed last year for a newsreel of a Canadian university
at war. The movie is to be shown during a noon hour sometime next week at the Varsity Theatre.
The program will be opened by
Players' Club
Holds formal
• MEMBERS of the Players Club will hold their
formal dance on Thursday,
October 19 at Shaughnessy
Heights Golf Club, 1400 West
33rd Avenue, from 9:00-1:00
o'clock. This was decided at
the club's first general semiannual meeting.
Playreading night, for the bene-
fit of new members, is to be Sunday October 22 at Joan Bayne's,
4736 Drummond Drive.
The club will present a play for
Homecoming but the choice Is not
yet known.
The following committees have
had their managers elected:
Stage-staff Committee, Ted Lip-
sett; Advertising Committee, Mary
Fagan; Business Committee, Jack
Duffus; Invitations Committee,
Phillls Grant, Gerald Newman;
Radio Committee, Don Wilson.
Tryouts for the Christmas plays
were held yesterday. The list of
actors will be posted today.
• THE   annual   private   performance of the Players Club will
be held from November 15 to 18,
inclusive. The first night, student
night, is free to students, and on
the other three nights attendance
Ls by invitation.
iThe first play on the program
will be "In Waltz Time," by Phillip Johnston. This is a period
comedy and concerns the advent
of the waltz. The all-girl cast will
portray the blow to morals that
the coming of the waltz was considered to be.
"In the Zone" is the second selection. It is the only serious play
on schedule, and is a drama of
the human, emotions of seamen as
they enter the submarine zone.
It has an all-male cast.
The tale of a Canadian Paul
Bunyon's adventures in the Canadian Northwest is told in the
third play, "Johnny Dunn. It was
written by Robert Oard, of the
Banff School of Drama.
Try-outs were held on Friday
afternoon, and the casts will be
published today. Rehearsals will
get under way immediately.
The Players Club has set up a
committee to choose the play for
the spring public performance.
This is the thirtieth anniversary
of the club, and they wish to make
a special effort to celebrate it.
a speech by President MacKenzie
followed by the showing of the
The complete showing will take
approximately twenty minutes, so
that students will be able to be
on time for 1:30 lectures. Special
buses will be provided to carry
students to and from 10th and Sasamat.
The story is about a professor at
UBC who leaves the university to
go to war. He is killed in action
and his ghost returns to the campus to give a message of war to
the students.
This movie is oelng shown in
support of the War Finance Committee's Seventh Victory Loan
which commences on the twenty-
third of this month.
The picture will be of especial
interest to> everyone on the campus and you are urged to attend.
Students Slow
ftr Pictures
• OUT of the total enrolment
of over 270O students, so far
only 277 have appeared before the
camera to have their pictures taken for the Totem. This is only
10 per cent of the entire student
body, and as ttte studio has been
open since Tuesday, Totem officials are not satisfied.
Time-tables for pictures are on
the Quad notice board and appointments are available daily
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The
studio closes at noon on Saturdays.
The charge of $1.50 is not to be
paid at the AMS office as previously announced, but at the studio, which is located in the south
basement of Brock Hall, when the
student comes for his appointment.
Mussoc Holds
Formal Oct. 21
• THE MUSICAL Society will
hold its Fall Formal in the
Brock Lounge from 9:00 to 1:00
on October 21 instead of October
19, as previously announced.
Members wishing to attend are
asked to sign the list in the Mussoc room, on completion of which
the draw for partners will take
place at a date to be announced.
Formal dress will be confined to
the girls. Returned men will be
Engineers Hold Banquet
• SOUNDS OF revelry are coming from the science
buildings as the UBC Engineers shake themselves out of
a deep coma in preparation for their Annual Science Banquet
to be held at the Commodore on Thursday, October 19 at
7:30 p.m.
Five hundred sciencemen and
two sciencewomen are expected to
attend this function.
It is rumored in some red-shir-
ted circles that the women will
attend, partly because they are
true red-blooded science students
themselves, and partly because
this will be one of the very occasional occasions when they will
be able to see more than ten sciencemen clean-shaven at the same
A toast to the Science Faculty
will be answered by Dean J. N.
Tickets free of charge may be
procured by all Engineers from
their respective class presidents.
The Science Informal will be
held on Thursday, November 16.
The place has still not been decided, but members of the EUS
executive announce that it will
most likely be held at the Alma
At class elections held two weeks
ago, Ted Kirkpatrick was elected
president of Science '47 for the
.second consecutive year. Ron
Grantham was elected president
of Science '48. Page Two
Saturday, October 14, 1944
* from the editor's pen » » »
Mr Raphael Mopes
MUS President Les Raphael has been
moping around the Ubyssey offices lately.
The inevitable pipe in the inevitable mouth,
Mr. Raphael stands with glazed eyes staring
harshly at all editors. Mr. Raphael is peeved
with us.
Mr. Raphael, we would like to remind
everyone, is the unfortunate councillor who
is delegated to job of attempting to elect
executives for the various years of the Arts
faculty. He inherited the job. Nobody gave
it to him. It's a left-over tid bit tossed back
and forth across the council room every
year, but it traditionally and constitutionally
falls in the lap of the president of the Men's
Undergraduate Society
It cannot be said that he was trapped
in the position—he walked into it with his
eyes open, and, to use Mr. Raphael's favorite
expression: "He who dances must pay the
As usual when Arts elections fail, and
of course they have begun the process this
year, the MUS President descends upon The
Ubyssey and blames student editors for not
publicizing the elections sufficiently. Mr.
Raphael has been around the circuit, the
farce has been played out, and we are fed up.
Arts elections will fail from now until
Science freezes, no matter how much publicity is given them, as long as the Arts
executives have so little to do for the students they serve. There is no attendance
because there is no reason to hold them, yet
every year some one insists that they be
held. Until some bright councillor thinks of
a good job for the Arts executive, one which
will hold their attention and that of the
students, the positions might as well be
This "rotten borough" system should not
be allowed to continue to degrade the Arts
faculty. Important questions could be put
before Arts students every year, questions
which would require executive arrangements. We do not mean the question of a
class party. That should be one of the minor
jobs of the executive and delegated to junior
members of the executive.
New courses, changing of old courses,
re-arrangement of the examination system
and other administration questions could be
studied and suggestions made. Student government problems also could be set before
students. Arts needs an issue around which
to unite. Once united, the election of an
executive would be automatic. You cannot
expect to unite the Artsmen by holding an
election. That is putting the cart before the
horse. First comes the organization, then
the executive.
It is very easy to put these suggestions
into words and extremely difficult to carry
out. We know that, but we also know that
it is useless to continue apathetic elections
every year. It is far better to abolish the
system altogether than to carry it over year
after year simply because it is tradition to
have Arts executives.
We leave this suggestion to Mr. Raphael
to mull over as he mopes about the Pub
next week. We also point out to the sceptics
that the Sevitzky concert was a sell-out with
not one single line about it in the paper
beforehand. Publicity is important, but
there must be something more than publicity
behind any affair to interest students.
• people and things     * Cal w«*w
• WHENEVER two or more Pre-Med students get together on the UBC campus
nowadays, the subject of their conversation
just naturally drifts towards the proposed
establishment of a Faculty of Medicine at
this University.
Whether they are talking over a table
in the Caf or whispering to each other in
the Library; whether they are having a comfortable discussion in the Brock Hall lounge
or are clustered in a group in the Common
Room, they all have important questions to
The students want to
know where they are going,
how they will get there and
how long it will take them.
The most burning question is: "When will the faculty be established?"
One of the most heartening rumors going around
at present is that the faculty
will be operating within two
years. This has been ascribed to well-informed and
reliable sources but it is by no means
That would be all very well but it still
leaves students well pinned down on the
shady side of the 8-ball. If this rumor is
true, what courses must a student take to
be allowed to enter this seat of higher
Students must know well in advance
exactly which courses they will be expected
to have taken when they proceed from Pre-
Med to Medical status. This is especially true
of the students who will have completed
their Pre-Med training just as the Faculty
of Medicine starts its first year.
Another group of students who will be
greatly concerned over the opening date of
the Faculty will be those who will want
to know whether they should wait for a year
in order to attend UBC for their medical
training or whether they should immediately
proceed to other universities.
Another important question is: "Will the
course and the men who teach it be first-
Some students maintain that it could
not possibly be first-rate in its initial (what
they call "trial and error") years. They hold
that the students attending the school during
these years would be acting as "guinea pigs"
and their training would be inferior until
the school "got into the swing of things".
This view is a minority one, however,
for most of the students believe that only
the best men will be picked and that the
course will be fully and completely organized before it is offered.
There are some students also who are
thinking of the prestige attached to the name
of the medical school on their Doctor's
certificate. "When you have a certificate
with the name "Back East" on it, you really
have something" they shout. Possibly they ,
are thinking of the opinions of the people
who will comprise their practice in the not-
too-distant future.
It seems fairly definite that the Medical
faculty at Varsity will be very closely connected with the Vancouver General Hospital
and that most of the medical students from
UBC will serve the interneships there.
But still the question remains open, will
the Faculty be large enough in its opening
years to accommodate all of the students
wishing to enter?
Judging by the numbers of Pre-Med
students now on the campus, I would say
that it couldn't.
If I am correct, it would mean that large
numbers of prospective M.D.'s would be
eliminated by selective examinations. This
would be a good thing if it wasn't strict
enough to ruin the chances of any potentially
good students.
Will the course offered to the first group
of students going through it, be able to give
instruction for full and complete specialization which is so necessary to modern
medicine? Or will it on the other hand
produce just so many "country doctors?"
On the lighter side, one enthusiastic
student brought a smile to his small audience
when he queried, "Where are we going to
get enough human bodies to cut up in the
Anatomy lab?"
12:30—Double Committee Room—War Aid Council.
12:30-MUS-Arts 100-4th Year Arts.
12:30—Audtiorum—Varsity Dance Band, piano.
12:30~Arts 100-MUS-3rd Year Arts.
12:30—Arts 100—Phrateres Meeting.
12:30—Auditorium—Varsity Dance Band, piano.
12:30-Arts 100-2nd Year Arts.
12:30—Mildred    Brock    Room—Varsity    Christian
12:30-Arts 101-Women's Public Speaking Club.
7:30-10:30-Parliamentary Forum, Fall Mock Parliament, at the Brock.
12:30—Brock Women's Executive—WUS Executive.
4:30—Science 200—Physical Society.
Evening—Men's    Smoking    Room—Academy    of
12:30—Brock Stage Room—CURMA,
12:30—Science 200—Munro Pre-Med Club.
7-11—Phrateres at Gym and Gym Kitchen.
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• Shopping
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• THIS week, Mary Ann (that's
me)  is all excited about the
darling perforated wedgies ehe
saw at Rae-Son's Clever Floor.
These eye-catchers are toeleas and
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of course .... Of special Interest
too, to all co-eds, are the colorful
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at Wilson's Olove and Hosiery,
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to make your mouth water, that
are Just suited to any campus coed. Mouton or Lamb will see that
_ every girl can buck any wind ....
™ In the Art's common room the
other day, a blonde beauty was
bewailing her sad misfortunes.
Her air-force man, who had given
her a pretty locket, was coming
home on leave, and the unfortunate girl couldn't get the locket
open—but he would be able to!
.... If you already are set up
for campus warmth, and are looking for sheer formal beauty in
furs, go to the New York Fur Co.
and look over their luscious evening wraps and you won't be able
to tear yourself away.
• A WISE WORD to all co-eds
from the Lydia Margaret Lawrence studio—"Looking ahead is
an art, but planning the wardrobe
is definitely 'Art Plus.' Short formals are really in their heyday,
and most popular—colors run riot
eand lines keep pace in this day
and age." .... Wee wisdom for
wee Thetas.-Don't have animated
discussions about the pro's and
con's of somebody or other's relatives; especially when said somebody or other is within earshot
.... The studio is always open to
you on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
and be a casual dropper-inner on
Saturday afteronn to the Lydia
Margaret Lawrence studio. This
style center is in the Arts and
Crafts Building, 576 Seymour.
Airmen GiveSi.sk
Parting Present*
• MEMBERS of the U.A.S. assembled    in   the    armouries
Thursday at noon and presented
Fit.-Sgt. Sisk with a club bag as
a mark of their appreciation. He
left today to take up his new post
at No. 19 S.F.T.S., Vulcan.
For the past year, D. S. Sisk, or
"Big Stan," as he was popularly
known among the; airmen, has acted in the capacity of physical
training and drill instructors. His
methods and manner were well
liked by all the boys in the squadron and it was at their request
that the special parade was called
to wish the sergeant farewell.
S-L J. Allen Harris addressed a
few remarks to the group, praising Sisk's abilities, and then turned the parade over to Fit.-Sgt.
Johnny Allan, who presented the
On receiving the gift, Sisk remarked that "it was sort of small
for a casket." "I have always had
something to say when similar
circumstances arose before," he
exclaimed, "but this time I'm
Student Lives Jepordized
By Frightful Innovation
•   CRASH! AND another student bites the grass. Naturally
they bite grass and not dust, for that is where the fences
are, in front of the grass.
Page Three
But of course you know they are
there, in front of the grass, because you have seen them. Or
maybe you have fallen over them.
Or maybe you will if you don't
see them soon.
These fences are entirely new.
They even look different. The old
ones are short and easy to walk
over, but not the new ones. They
are high, much too high for mast
students to even jump over.
This ot course is causing great
confusion among the timers. Timers as you all know, so why should
I tell you, are the people who have
the route from the Library to lecture perfected. They can Judge the
time of their route right down to
the last second. And now this
menace raises its head in their
How to cope with this problem
has not yet really been settled.
There are apparently two solutions
(1) walk around the fences or (2)
crawl under them. The latter is
quicker but leas dignified. Only
time will tell which method will
be the popular one.
Who puts up these fences is an- •
other problem which bothers busy
students. No one ever sees anyone
do it, and, when it's time for them
to come down again, they just
seem to disappear. Perhaps it is
some Chem gremlin working overtime.
But, in the meantime, there has
been no word from the one who
benefits from these fences, namely,
the grass. When interviewed it
refused to pass any comment on
the matter. In fact it refused to
pass any comment on anything. It
was looking a little seedy, though
perhaps it wasn't feeling up to
things. Or perhaps these fences
are military secrets. They look
more like fences to me, though.
AUS Plans full
Social Program
• THE N. U. S. (Nurses Undergraduate society) is planning
a full social program this year.
Designed originally to be a social function, this organization also serves as a means to unite both
those girls training In the hospital and those taking academic
work at this University.
The Nursing course, as a degree course, originated at the University of British Columbia about
fourteen years ago. Since then it
has been the model for all other
Canadian Universities.
This year's main social events
are the Nurse's Ball, the, annual
Tea and Fireside. The Fireside
will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15.
N.U.S. is also planning brunches,
picnics, roller skating parties and
other get-to-gethers for this year.
By attending these functions, Second Year Nursing students will
get to know the hospital girls and
have a lot of fun ln the bargain.
Radio Society Plans
Four Programs
•   THE AIR WAVES will be kept fluctuating this year by
the Varsity radio broadcasts.   Four separate series of
programs will be started sometime in the near future, says
Eric Ajello, Radsoc president.
t The first series began on October        ——————-—-—__________.
5 over CJOR. This is the Musical
Society program which is broadcasted every Thursday night at
10:15 p.m. It is the only series
which has actually started as yet.
Be sure to tune In to this program
next Thursday for fifteen minutes
of genuine enjoyment.
The second series is a semi-
dramatic show relating UBC with
other universities and with Canadian progress in general. It will
be entitled "UBC and Canada."
The first program will deal chiefly
with the past history of our University. The broadcast, it is hoped,
will be during Homecoming week
over CBR.
Series three ties in with the
Players Club. The program will be
in the form of dramatic shows
featuring student talent. The time
and station of broadcast will be
announced later.
Hepcats will be glad to hear that
the fourth series will be a fifteen
minute jam session over CKWX.
The jive will be rendered by Varsity's own Swing Trio: Doug Parker
on the piano, Ches Cotter and his
electric guitar, and the third member, who is from Victoria, is reputed to slap a mean "dog-house".
Varsity news will be interspersed
with each program in this series.
The time and station have not been
announced to date.
A new microphone adorns the
Radsoc office. It is the latest model
and is one of the beat obtainable.
At present * it is being put to use
in the audition room. Plans tor
its future use have not yet been
divulged. A new and better amplifier is under construction.
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Bt 1923 the automobile had passed from the luxury stage and was1
entering the era of rapid expansion and mass production. A great
new industry had come into being. ^
The men who managed Canada's Nickel mines and plants were determined to build a greater Nickel industry. In the automobile, subject
at that time to frequent breakdowns, they foresaw new markets for
Canadian Nickel to replace the war demand which had ceased in 1918.
So the Canadian Nickel industry gave its full co-operation to automotive engineers who were pioneering the search for stronger, tougher,
more dependable materials.
Cars became stronger, safer, more reliable, as Nickel alloys were
used for vital parts. It was not many years before the auto- '
motive industry became the world's largest user of Canadian
Nickel, and the output of Nickel exceeded its wartime peak.
Today Canadian Nickel is again devoted to war
purposes and again the industry looks to the future
with confidence.  Plans are ready to develop and
expand old and new peacetime markets, to that Uie
Nickel industry may continue, through Ht own
initiative and enterprise, to make, still greater
contributions to Canada's welfare.
V >v
.Saturday, October 14, 1944
UBC Plays Ex-Britannia;
Varsity Takes On VRG
the gospel.
according to LUKE MOYLS
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•   IF ANYBODY makes money out of me, it is the B.C.
Electric. In case you haven't heard of this outfit, it is the
one which goes in for eight-wheeled rattlers which monopolize the streets of Vancouver. There is nothing quite as
horrible as riding on one of Vancouver's rattlers, unless of
course you go to Victoria where they go in for four-wheeled
But in spite of the fact that the B.C. Electric grabs my
dough just about as fast as I can embezzle it out of the News
H, I have to depend on this outfit for practically all my
travelling to and fro and around and about. And in my case,
this is quite a job for any outfit.
For instance, let's take last Thursday as an example.
Thursday, I'll have to admit, is one of my busier days, but
on this date I made no less than 10 separate trips on rattlers
belonging to the B.C. Electric. We'll go through them slowly,
shall we?    '
Miles And Miles And Moyls
Of course there's always that early morning trip out to
UBC. But that one isn't so bad since I'm usually half asleep
at the time, and I can hardly notice the knocks. After being
rudely awakened in a lecture, I tyrlsh over to the Pub for
an hour's work. The following few hours include a special
Air Force parade to say farewell to FS Sisk. What a character. Kind of tough that he has to leave us for a place like
the Pt-airies.
A Pub meeting, and a few other odds and ends bring
the* clock around to 2 o'clock, at which time I am hopping a
rattler once more to make my way to the bank. After a quick
stick-up job in which I lost all my World Series winnings,
another rattler picks me up to take me down to* the News H.
At the office I catch on the latest dope by reading the
pm's (afternoon dailies to you). I scream as I find I've been
scooped, then I settle down to phoning several characters
for further developments.
Practices All Over The Place
Becoming disgusted with the morbid atmosphere, (as
everyone finds they've been scooped), I board another rattler
and wend my weary way home. Here I eat lunch, in sprite of
the fact that it is 3j30 px. After partially digesting the repast,
I jump orf yet another rattler as I head out Varsity way
once again.
I cut it close, but I make the Inter A and Inter B hoop
practices on the nose. After seeing Johnny Owen about
basketball strip for this year's teams, I take to the rails again
to make my merry way home, and I land there just in time
for supper.
I take a little time over this meal, and then continue
on my merry-go-round with another jaunt on the street
railway as far as Pro-Rec gym. Here I find Harry Kermode
and Jack Pomfret working out with the rest of the Air Force
Scoops Perk Up The News H
The practice ends shortly after I arrive, and then Harry
and Jack accompany me on a rattler as we make our way
to the Varsity gym. We are half an hour late at this practice,
but we get to see the Thunderbirds running their hqads off
as Maury Van Vliet puts them through their paces.
A ninth journey sents me hurtling towards the News H
once more, where the atmosphere has perked up considerably
what with every reporter and his dog coming in with more
scoops than the editing joes know what to do with. I set
myself down at the nearest typing machine and blast away for
a* quarter of an hour, whereupon I rise triumphantly and toss
it in Clancy Loranger's face.
He spends half an hour rewriting it, but who cares.
Finally, at an hour close to the bewitching hour, I struggle
down the half block to Hastings and manage to pull myself
onto a 14 for my final trip on a rattler that day.
Maybe I'm in the wrong racket. Could be I would make
a good street car conductor. All you have to know is how
to say, "Next car, puleez!"
Road Racers Rarin' To Repeat
Cross Country Shield Here
• STUDENTS gaze with pride
upon the new plaque which
has been hung on the walls of the
AMS office. Freshmen may wonder what it is for, but the others
remember the terrific win UBC
captured at the second annual
Cross Country Championships held
at Spokane last year Not only did
the Blue and Gold runners cop
the title, but they also set a new
record in doing so.
The road racers will be after
that honor again this season when
a Varsity squad travels to the
championships on Nov. 26. Already several speed artists have
been seen working out in preparation for the Intramural Run
which is slated for October 26.
Workouts will be held for cross
country   enthusiasts   in   the  stadi
um at noon on Monday and Tues*
day of next week. Mr. Van Vliet,
who will be in charge of both of
these training periods, urges all
runners to turn out in strip.
Seven Outfits
Top Volleyball
• INTRAMURAL men's volleyball is away to a merry clip,
with seven teams batting one hundred percent in the win column.
In the Red League the Delta Upsilon, Sigma Phi Delta, Mu Phi
and Zeta Beta Tau sextettes have
turned in nothing but victories. In
the Blue League Engineers, Phi
Gamma Delta and Kappa Sigma
are undefeated winners (redundancy not intended).
• UBC's TWO powerful rugger squads start in their quest
for the Miller Cup this afternoon at Brockton Point, with
Varsity meeting Vancouver Rowing Club while UBC tackles
Ex-Britannia. The first game of the 1944-45 season will
begin at 2:15, with the second slated for 3:30.
Varsity's hopes for the McKechnie Cup to return to the
campus have been increased no end with the return of Jack
McKercher to this year's squad. Last year Jack was a star
play-maker with the fifteen that represented UBC in their
McKechnie Cup battles. However he will not play today
because he is not yet in shape.
Don Boswell, who has coached Victoria to many a championship, and a proven English Rugby mentor, was out Thursday and gave the boys a very stiff workout. The players are
experienced and with Don's tutorship, should be a real threat
this year.
Here are Varsity's lineups for today's games:
• BOB LAWSON, star freshmen with last year's
rugger outfit, is back this year and will hold down
a front line spot with the Varsity squad. Bob also
starred with Kitsilano before coming to UBC, along
with Keith McDonald who has been playing on the
same teams with him since they started at Kits. The
"Mutt and Jeff" of Varsity rugger are separated this
year, however, with Keith taking over a second-line
spot with the UBC squad.
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LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
LOST: A light brown coat button,
about lV&lnches in diameter. Please
return to AMS office. Reward.
Favor Trojans In Football Set-up,
Golden Bears  Highly   Underrated
• OUT CALIFORNIA way, supporters   of  the  Oolden  Bears
wonder why their team is not getting at least passing mention in
connection with the annual Rose
Bowl classic. California fans have
some good reasons to back their
'Battle Royal*
Hext Saturday
• IF A FEW limping athletic-
appearing chappies have been
clouding your vision the last few
days, they were probably touch-
football players.
The schedule of intramural
touch-football is well under way,
with games being played every
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
noon  in the stadium.
On Saturday, October 14. (this
Saturday), a real battle royal (or
series of battles royal) will be held
in ,the stadium with possibly all
teams taking part. Rumour has lt
that the Saturday military parades
will be cancelled for a few weeks,
thus leaving Saturday afternoon
free for play and stuff.
Most of the first round games
in the double knockout series have
been completed, with the winners
having defeated the losers in all
cases. In fact in a few cases, the
losers haven't even showed up to
be defeated (this practice being
frowned  upon).
Things are really too immature
to predict champions, but if you
really want to see who is leading the league, read the schedule
and results board in, the gym.
P W L Pet
Delta Upsilon  2   2 0   100
Sigma Phi Delta 2   2 0   100
Mu Phi 1   1 0   100
Zeta Beta Tau  1   1 0   100
Phi Delta Theta 1   0 1   000
Epsilon  2   0 2   000
Iota  3   0 3   000
Beta Theta Pi  0   0 0   000
Zeta Psi 0   0 0   000
P W L Pet
Engineers   2 2 0   100
Phi Gamma Delta  2 2 0   100
Kappa Sigma 1 1 0   100
Phi Kappa Sigma  2 1 1 * 50
Psi Upsilon    1 0 1   000
Lambda  2 0 2   000
Phi Kappa Pi  2 0 2   000
Alpha Delta Phi  0 0 0   000
claims—for the diminutive squad
has been going all right. But up
to now, the most attention has
been focused on those hardy perennials, the Trojans of Southern California.
At least on paper, the Trojans
have the better club. But out on
the field last week, there were a
lot of fans who had their doubts
about it on the basis of performance.
The Bears missed an upset victory over the Trojans in the final
period when their touchdown drive
bogged down just one foot short
of the goal line.
California has the enviable record of victories over Saint Mary's
and UCLA plus a tie with Southern California. This job has been
done with a line that averages 181
pounds per man with the heaviest
combination of players in the game.
Only two of the squad weigh more
than 200 pounds, and they are
both substitutes.
Star of the California line is
Dick Madigan, a 173-pounder at
left guard, who plays along side
John Baker—187-pound left tackle
just back after 17 months overseas
duty with the Navy.
The backfield is made up of so-
called veterans with quarterback
Jim Muir, halfbacks George Quist
and Joe Stuart and Fullback Jed
Coach Stub Allison has a tricky
system of offensive actions which
he has used effectively before and
hopes to make use of again—when
the Bears meet College of the
Pacific today.
• LAMBDAS triumphed in the
closest volleyball contest witnessed so far this year Wednesday
as they downed the DU's. Meanwhile, Phi Kappa Pi took an easy
victory from Beta Theta Pi as the
latter team failed to produce a
full crew.
Mr. Van Vliet stresses the point
that unless more players turn up 9
for their teams, some of the teams
will be completely out of the race
for the championship. According
to Van Vliet, there is a possibility
that the league will collapse if
players do not show up every time
their club is playing.
LOST: Delta Upsilon fraternity
pin. Phone ALma 0237 L or return
to AMS office.
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