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 Students Will Elect New
President February 17
John Carson Calls For
Nominations Immediately
Wants Woman President
• ELECTION TIME is getting near and for the benefit
of those public spirited persons on the campus the following rules and regulations are forthwith published (due
to the extraordinary weather conditions of the past two
weeks, the original schedule of dates has been postponed;
the following dates are now in effect):
(a)   The    President    shall    bo        _____________________
No. 26
War Reconstruction
Debate Subject
For McGoun Cup
•   MAYFAIR ROOM of the Hotel Vancouver will re-echo
with the sounds of oratory at 8 p.m. Friday, February 5,
when the home contest for the McGoun Cup is scheduled
to begin.
Les Carbert and Dick Bibbs
will defend UBC's right to the
McGoun Cup against a team
from Manitoba of Albert Hamilton and Morley Kare Friday
night at the Hotel Vancouver. On
the same evening David Williams
and John Hetherington, sharers
in the defence of the Cup, will
expound on the question "Resolve that in post-war reconstruction Canada and the United
States be economically and
politically fused" at Saskatoon
Leon Ladner, K.C., Lauren
Harris and Dean Cecil Swanson
will be the Judges of the debate
at the Hotel Vancouver Friday
Foster Isherwood, President of
the Parliamentary Forum, commented that while many of the
outstanding debaters have left the
Forum this year, the young
bloods will be no let down to
UBC's debating skill.
Isherwood, pointing out that
the McGoun Cup Debates are the
only intercollegiate contest among
Western Canadian Universities,
said he hoped all students interested in debating would step
'round to the Mayfair Room Friday night.
David Williams, to go East in
the defense o fthe McGoun Cup,
has for several years past been active in debating.
Williams, is an ex-student of
Lord Byng High School. Whib
there, he participated in many
inter-high school debates. Now in
second year Arts at UBC, he is
preparing to enter the classic competition between Western Canadian Universities—the McGoun Cu,)
John Hetherington, a Science-
man, will accompany Williams to
join battle with the debators fron
the University of Saskatchewrn at
Saskatoon in the McGoun Cup De-
Bates to be held Friday, Feb. 5.
A third year Scienceman in
Electrical Engineering, he has for
several years been interested in
puhlic speaking. In '39 and '40
he was a member of the Tuxis
Boys' Parliament. Now with voltage as Rood as ever—amperage a
little higher than usual—he is so-
ing to test the resistance of tho
judges at Saskatoon,
Mus. Soc.
• DESPITE recent weather conditions, difficulties
in transportation, and securing suitable quarters in
which to rehearse, the Musical Society has lost no time
in carrying forward its preparations for the forthcoming presentation of "The
Pirates of Penzance."
Classes dealing with make-up
are In progress and are to continue, in order to assure the cast
of a competent staff of make-up
"The cast which has been chosen
is equally divided between old and
new members,' says Wally Marsh,
authorized member of the Musical
Society, "and the soloists are of
extremely high calibre."
The Opera, a Gilbert and Sullivan composition, is to be presented
in the Auditorium, on February 11.
12, and 13. The curtain will rise
at 8:15 p.m.
February 10 will be Students'
Night, and curtain time has been
set at 6:15 p.m., to enable students to remain at the university,
instead of making an unnecessary
trip home.
Closes Wings
of Library
• DUE TO the Dim-Out Regulations, the main reading room
of the library must be darkened
at the regulation time. The wings
of the library will remainu as usual
and the loan desk will continue
to be lighted. Dr. Lamb felt that
there would be no inconvenience
since the wings will hold all the
students remaining in the build;
ing at that time. Students are
asked to co-operate so that the
entire library will not have to be
Students Bounced Across
Canada Total Six Hundred
• TORONTO, FEB. 1.-Reports
from all Canadian Universities
regarding the number of students
dropped from university have finally been completed.
The total number of students
dropped is said to be about 600.
Here is the box score:
British Columbia—Head of the
list with 152 out of 2600.
Manitoba—97 students dropped,
(including 8.women).
Queens—90 students, or 5r'r cf
the total registration. The students affected include 56 from the
Faculty of Arts. 39 were women.
McGillfifi students.
University of Toronto—Approximately 100. A second, revised list
is expected during February.
Ontario Agricultural College—11
■'re^hmen. or V ', of the t. >t.-il rocK ■
Dalhoiisie- -11 student; lurnel
">ver to the Selective f.nvice
The current debate nt the Eastern Universities is the status of
women. Some colleges have
bounced women but others are
undecided as yet.
Dal Richards
Pass Feature
•   UNTIL   the   Auditorium   reopens.     Dal Richards and his
orchestra will not make an appearance on the campus, Bill Mercer,
chairman of the Pass Feature
Committee, stated today. They
scheduled to appear a, soon a-
possible after the building opens,
Fifty Students Go
On Active Service
•   DURING THE PAST month fifty more names have been
added to the list of UBC students who have left their
books to join active service.   Some have already left, while
others are continuing at UBC until they receive their call.
———————————— Thirty-two students have   been
accepted by the R.C.N.V.R. These
include: Cpl. \Robert M. Ford, Sgt.
Harry C. Inman, Cpl. ohn Fish, Cpl.
Verner B. Chew, Cdt. John D.
Creighton, Cdt. James F. Dawson,
Cpl. Donald W. Gordon, 2nd-Lleut.
John L. Gourlay, Cdt. Barrie L.
Hodgins, Sgt. Samuel R. Huntington, Cpl. William V. N. Inman, Cdt.
John H. Long, Cpl. Ronald T. McBride, Cdt. Robert M. Murray, Cdt.
Ronald S. Nairne, Cpl. John W.
Nicholls, Cdt. Herbert G. Oliver,
Cpl. Thomas F. Orr, Cpl. Paul B.
Paine, L.Cpl. Donald E. T. Pearson, Cdt. F. B. Pidgeon, Cdt. Hugh
J. Ritchie, Cdt. James W. Robinson, Alan W. Shore, Cdt. William
D. Welsford, Cdt. Wm. M. Young,
Cdt. Murray H. Phillipson, L.-Cpl.
Ellsworth W. Daley, Cdt. William
S. Paton, Cdt. Albert Delilert, and
Cdt. John D. Richards.
The RCAF takes fourteen from
the COTC, including: A. G. Ritchie,
W. E. B. Perry, N. Thomas, F.
Campbell, E. A. Kaario, D. A. Walker, W. D. LighthaU, G. J. Blum-
enauer, F. M. Archibald, F. M.
Rannie, T. C. Price, R. H. Metcalf,
W. J. Schofield, and M. F. Morton.
Those joining C. A. (A) are: N.
A. T. Wickstrom, M. W. Campbell,
L. G. Wood, and H. N. Cliff.
This list brings the total number
of UBC students who have joined
up since the beginning of the war
to 822. Of these, 401 have joined
the RCAF, 336 the C.A, (A), and 85
the R.C.N.V.R.
Last  Friday  was  the <l;.i
M'lgin. -
ally   set   for   Dal   Richar Is   to   pla-
to the  strdonts  as a  pa--  feature
For Parties
Party,    which   was   to
have been held tomorrow
evening in Brock Hall, has
this week for social purposes, in order to conserve
It was hoped that the Panorama
Room in Hotel Vancouver might be
obtained and the party held there
some time this week instead, but
the Roof was not free at such short
Latest plans are to amalgamate
tho Junior Prom, which will be a
much smaller affair than usual
this year, and the Senior Class
Party, and .hold them on the date
already set for the Prom, February
• "PLANS for    Hi-Jinks
are at the present time
rather indefinite, announced Mary Mulvin, president
of WUS, to the UBYSSEY
over the week-end.
The annual party, strictly for
women only, has run into several
difficulties this year. Originally
scheduled for Jan 20, it was postponed because it clashed with a
basketball game.
Later set for Jan. 27, it was postponed again because of the weath.
er. No new date has been set as
yet, because it will be held In
the Gym which has been temporarily closed to conserve fuel.
The idea of holding the affair
on a Wednesday evening has,
however, had to be abandoned because of major functiong coming
up in the near future which aro
being held on those evenings.
The dance will definitely be held
soon, and will not be cancelled
completely, as was previously felt
might he the practical thing to do,
"Hi-Jinks has been a tradition
at UTir for twenty-five \ears, and
we don't wan: to break it unless
it is absolutely noces,ai.\ ," state I
Mary  Mulvin.
"Satan's Frolic)f
For Red Devils
February 10
• "SATAN'S FROLIC" will be
the appropriate theme of this
years annual Science Ball. Tho
affair is being held at the Commodore Cabaret, from 9 to 1 o'clock on Wednesday, February 10.
It has been decided that the
dance should be formal, formal
dress Is optional for the men. The
question of corsages, (to be or
not to be), is still under debate.
The committee in charge of arrangements consists of Gordon
Rogers. Stan Beaton, Bob Davidson. Bert Elliot. Sandy Buckland,
John Burton. Jack Creighton, Rov
Moitun   and  Ch irlie  Moore.
elected on the third Friday in
February, that is Feb. 19. The
Treasurer shall be elected on the
last Friday, in February, that is
February 26. The candidates for
the remaining offices shall be
elected on the first Wednesday in
March, March 3.
(b) Nominations for all offices
shall be hi the hands o fthe secretary of the AMS by 5:00 p.m.
on the Wednesday preceding the
election date, Feb. 10. Candidates
for the various offices shall be required to address a etudent assembly called for that purpose on
the Monday preceding the election
date, in the case of the presidential
election the awembly will be on
Monday, February IS.
(c) Nominations shall be signed by not less than ten members
in good standing, and ihall be delivered to the Secretary of thc
Society within the time aforesaid
and shall be forthwith posted by
him on the Student Council bulletin board.
(d) No student shall sign the
nomination slip for more than one
candidate for each office.
(e) Active members only shall
have the privilege of voting at
these elections.
(f) Voting shall be by ballot
and the method shall be as
If the number of candidates
nominated for any office exceeds
one, then the names of all candidates shall be placed on the ballots in alphabetical order. Each
voter shall write the number one
(1) upon the ballot opposite the
name of the candidate for whom
he desires to vote, and If he so
desires the number two (2) opposite the candidate of his second
choice, the number three (3) opposite his third choice, and progressively until all the candidate*
whose names appear on the list
are allotted choices.
Each candidate shall be credited
with the number of first choices
marked opposite his name. The
candidate who receives more than
50% of the total number of first
choices shall be declared elected.
If no candidate receives more than
50% of the total number of firsc
choices, then the candidate with
the least number of first choices
shall be struck off the list, and the
second choices marked on his ballots shall be credited to the candidate for whom they are cast. The
candidates with the least number
of first choices shall continue to
be struck off the list and the votes
credited to their names shall then
be distributed among tha remaining candidates of the list in the
manner aforesaid until:
(1) a candidate receives more
than 50% of the vote3 cast, or
(2) until two candidates remain
on the list, in which case the one
with the larger number of votes
shall be declared elected.
Where by reason of choices of
voters and by distribution of votes
as aforesaid, a tie results between
two or more candidates, men In
the election committee shall deter,
mine in such a manner as it
deems fit which and what order
candidates shall be struck off th*
Where a candidate whose name
has been struck off the list as a-
foresaid Is the next choice on the
list, then such ballots shall be
counted in favour of thu candidate
next subsequent in choice to tha
candidate whose name has been
struck off.
(g) No student shall hold mora
than one office on tho student
Council during any one session.
(h) Polling Booths shall bo
open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
on election days.
(i) All elections shall be in
charge of the election committee
(John Carson heads the election
(j) The newly elected President and Treasurer shall be required to attend all regular meetings ot the Student Council to
participate in their deliberation
but without vote. The remaining
officers following their election
shall be required to familiarise
themselves with their new offices
with the guidance and advice of
the current office holders, and to
attend at least half of regular
meetings of the Student Council.
The Council elect shall meet jointly with the Council in office before
the annual Alma Mater Society
meeting. The final two council
meetings of the year shall be ot a
joint nature.
John Carson has personally voiced the sucgestlon that women run
for office. They are not barred
and In fact provision is made for
any such advent.
F.G. C. Wood
Debate Visitor
will give a reception for
the visiting McGoun Cup debaters from Manitoba following the debate in the May-
fair Room, Hotel Vancouver,
scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 5.
Les Carbert. vice-president of the
Parliamentary Forum and one of
the defending champions in the
McGoun Cup Debates, said Sunday night that the team from Manitoba was expected here Thursday,
Following the debate at the May-
fair Room, Carbert added, a reception would be given for tho
visitors at Prof. Wood's home.
Players Produce
'George And Margaret'
- - Scrap 'Hay Fever'
•   ANOTHER SPICY, modern, fast comedy, "George and
Margaret," is the newly   disclosed   spring   production
choice of the Players' Club, substituted for the previously
announced "Hay Fever" of Noel Coward.
_______«____________ "Production    difficulties"    was
given as the reason for the switch.
Gerald Favory's ,'George and
Margaret" has Clubbers enthusiastic with the choice after the
more staid costume dramas produced for the last few years.
Director is Miss ola Duncan who
has   had   extensive   experience   in
England and on this continent.
Uo's will  be  $3.25 nor couple.
.■lit;   v.h'>   are   not   engineers
he   able  m   buy  their   ticket;
l.iy.-i before the dance, after
Sci, n eir.cn    have    bough:
Guthrie Meek
Foiled Again
. . Coming Soon
• THRICE foiled, Tho Players'
Club is determined that Thc Show
Must  Go  On.
With the announcement that th;>
auditorium will be closed all week
lo save fuel. '•GutfiiTe Meek 'n
The Army" is postpone 1 once "i-
i ain but !.; scheduler' to hiiarif-
.students' at an early date, proeee-'l
to go to the Red Cross,
Members of the Publications
Board are requested to be present
at noon Thursday, in the Pub Office, in order that pictures may be
taken at that lime. THE   UBYS8EY
Tuesday, February 2, 1943
•    From The Editor's Pen » » »
Graduation Fees
Last Spring, just before graduation, student executives met with the heads of the
university to discuss the matter of graduation fees, which fees appeared to many of
the students to be unnecessarily high. Due
to the lateness of the season, however, it was
found that little could be done to change
graduation plans and to reduce the cost
Recently the senior class elected an
executive which has been recognized by
council and we would suggest to these representatives that they get together with the
executives of Science and Aggie '43, and
approach the authorities with a view to devising a scheme which would aid in bringing about a lowered fee.
The present sum of fifteen dollars seems
to be rather high for the ceremonies, especially in war time when many of the frills
are supposedly missing from the graduations
functions. As most of the men are just returning from army camp the day of graduation, it has necessitated holding the affair all
in one day, and it is very difficult for the
men to get the most out of it.
There may be very good reason for he
high fee, if so then the executives could find
out and let the graduating class know what
the reasons are. Many students are greatly
irked by the idea of parting with fifteen dollars for what they consider to be a needless
The business of graduating marks the
end of several years of hard work and good
times. In most cases graduation also means
a farewell to student days and the beginning of a long career of making a living (for
further information consult any high school
valedictory). It is actually a big event, and
it is only fitting that it should be marked
with ceremony, yet there seems to be good
reason to question the amount which is spent
on it at UBC.
We feel that the question should be
studied by a committee and that their findings and suggestions should be presented to
the class of '43, and to the university officials.
The time for such action would be now,
before plans are laid and committments
made, or, if it is felt that the present cost is
entirely justified then the students could be
Red Cross Ball
We have not any figures on the financial
success of the Red Cross Ball, however, it
seems quite certain that they will be very
gratifying, as the affair itself was one of the
most successful functions we have ever attended at Varsity.
- The committee in charge of the ball ran
into more obstacles than enough as the weatherman turned on some of the roughest
weather he had on hand, and for a while it
looked as if a dog team and a sleigh would
be the only logical method of transportation.
Then Varsity closed and many students left
the city for the week-end.
In spite of this those in charge decided
to go ahead, because a very worthy cause
would lose out if the Ball was cancelled.
The student body backed them up and turned out for the affair just as if there were no
difficuties involved in getting there. About
9:30 Hugh Ritchie, chairman of the committee, stopped tearing his hair when it became
obvious that a paying crowd was going to be
on hand.
Everyone connected with the success of
the affair, from the beautiful chorus down
to people who sold raffle tickets, deserves
the warmest praise for the success of their
The greatest credit, however, goes to
Hugh Ritchie. Last fall he ran the Arts-
Aggie and through no fault of his the date
for thi saffair was moved around, it was
almost called off, and then the date was finally moved ahead leaving Ritchie and his
cohorts little time to ge organized. The
Arts-Aggie was also a notable success. We
think that Ritchie has done a grand job in
spite of all obstacles, and we would like to
extend to him our congratulations on his two
The Red Cross Ball has proved itself to
be a sound plan to aid a worthy cause, and
it should be continued after the duration.
ara9ramma ...*>£/> brown
"American plan for a re-organized
World," an article by Kingsbury Smith, appeared in the January issue of the "Read-
era's Digest." The plan is set forth in
straight forward, unmistakable terms. It
is in part commendable, in part absurd.
The plan is to be under the direction of
the United Nations; and the United Nations
to be under the direction of the United
There are factors involved which will
seriously impede the application of the
plan, some which only can be eliminated
by drastic modifications in the plan, others,
operating within the United States, which
will impede any American participation in
post-war reconstruction.
The plan provides for a fair distribution of raw materials to all nations cooperating with the States. It provides for
political freedom under a democratic form
of government to all nations. It provides
for the United Nations taking over control
of strategic points throughout the world.
Mr. Smith writes in his article "the
better order they" (officials working out
the plan) "envisage will involve both economic and political sacrifices by some of our
Allies, particularly Great Britain and the
it will mean the end of the pre-war British
and Dutch monopoly over raw materials
such as rubber and tin." Mr. Smith fails
to make clear just how exchanging control
of the raw materials from England to the
Netherlands to the United Nations will increase their availability.
The Americans also desire the inde
pendence of India. Englishmen desire the
same. The difference arises in method of
giving India its independence. The Americans would have lt done over night—throwing the country into chaos. Englishmen
would do it slowly—making certain that India would have a stable government.
Under the American plan, control of
Singapore, the Suez Canal and Gibraltar
would be turned over to the United Nations.
Mr. Smith writes: The entire program rests on the assumption that a better
world order of this sort can be established
only if the United States assumes leadership; it alone will possess the strength, resources and influence necessary for such
In view of this statement, the transfer
United Nations would mean in effect their
transfer to the United States.
Nations will not be willing to give up
assets which have taken long years to acquire to the United States. They may possibly give them up to a United Nations in
which they have an equal voice.
Internal elements in the United States
itself will hinder the States from entering
into post-war re-construction projects. Isolationists are not gone, they are merely silent. As soon as war is over, isolationists
will attempt to keep the United States out
of world affairs. They may not have to
ascendancy, but concessions may have to
be made to them—concessions which will
restrict American activities in the post-war
Films—The Junior C.S.C.A. will
present some general agricultural
films in Agric. 100 at 3:80 Thursday, February 4.
Everybody welcome. Films will
include—"Service in a Sub,",
"Protection of Fruit," "John Bull,"
and comics.
The mistress of the house heard
the bell ring and saw a Chinese
peddler standing at the door.
Backing away quickly, she ealleJ
out to the maid: "There's a Chinese at th* door.  You go, Ella."
That was too much for the ped-
dlar. He stuck his head in the
door and shouted Indignantly,
"You go 'ella yourself."
LOST—1 Polyphase Duplex Slide
rule. Finder contact Don Livingstone, Applied Science Letter Rack
or KErr. 3017.
•   •   •   •
Members of the SPC will meet
in Arts 208 on Tuesday, February
2, to discuss the Casablanca conference.    All  welcome,
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With Mslice
•   FEELING,   after   two   weeks
holiday,     malicious     towards
none, I shall instead attempt to
tell in my own words Ezra Pound's
story of the Honest Sailor, to be
found in his "Draft of Cantos".
e  •   e   •
Not so many years ago there was
a poor honest sailor, "a Hell of a
cuss, a rowster, a boozer;" and
finally as they always will his sins
caught up with him and he found
himself in the hospital, being anointed for the operating table. At
this time, strange as it seems,
there was a stray baby kicking
around the hospital, apparently
without owner.
With a sense of humour seldom
to be found amongst medical men,
they presented the child to the
sailor telling him that he had Just
given birth to It, or in then- uncultured hospital language, "Here,
this is what we took out of you"
The sailor profited from this
rather grim experience, signed on
a ship, saved and banked his pay,
and In a vary short time became
half owner of the vessel. Soon
he graduated from half to entire
ownership, and, waxing powerful,
became owner of a whole fleet
In the meantime his son had
gone through high school and arrived in college, and it was from
there that he was called home to
find his father at the point of
death. Brushing aside his father's
sorrowful words that he should
die thus before his son was old
enough to take over the business,
the boy cried, "Don't talk about
me.   It's you father".
The old man half raised himself
from the bed. "Thats it boy. You
said it. You called me your father
and I ain't. I ain't your dad, no,
I'm not your fader but your moder.
Your fader, was a rich merchant In
•   AND at a special concession
to those Interested in the original Negro blues, without taint of
commercialism,    I    here   present,
without the permission of anyone,
including the Editor, Lovie Austin's "Bleeding Hearted Blues", as
sung, about fifteen years ago, by
Bessie Smith, accompanied on the
piano by Fletcher Henderson.   It
must be mentioned that It is impossible to capture the mood of
this song in any other way than
by hearing Bessie Smith sing it, a
fact   apparent    to    anyone   who
knows Bessie's voice.
When you're sad and lonely
Thlnkln' about you only
Feelln' its got you, them blues
Ah, your heart is aching,
Yes, its almost breaking
No  one  to tell  your  troubles to
Thats the time you hang your head
And begin to cry.
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Plus Added Feature
Plus "The Hidden Hand"
•   NEWMAN CLUB members will
meet for a Social evening, st
the home of Gerry Clancy, 1878
West 19th Avenue, on Wednesday
at 8:30 p.m.
•  •  •  •
Filing Cabinet; six drawers, oak
with    iron    binding.     Excellent <
condition.     Apply   Peter   Remnant, at the Pub Office.
• WILL THE members of
the executive of tho following societies please come
to tho Pub Office Friday at
noon to have their ptctur s
taken for the Graduation Issue: Arts Undergraduate Society, Aggie Undergraduate
Society, Engineers Under-
graduate Society, and Nurses
Undergraduate Society.
All your friends forsake you,
Trouble overtakes you
And  your  good  man  turns  you
People talk about you,
Everbody doubts you,
And your friends can't be found,
Not a soul to ease your pain
You plead in vain,
You've got those bleeding hearted
Yea, baby, tell me what's on your
Pretty  papa,  tell  me  what's on
your mind,
You keep my poor heart aching,
I'm worried all the time.
I give up every thing that I had,
Yes, I give up every thing that I
I give up my mother,
I even give up dear old dad.
spite of the fact that they art
still recuperating from the Impromptu holiday, are faoed with
a full calendar of social events:
Phi Kapp Pi, Co. "E" and Co.
MJ" parties.
McGoun Cup Debates.
Science Ball.
Musical Society Production.
Musical Society Mixer.
Junlor Class Party.
Nurses Undergraduate Society.
FEBRUARY 20-Pfti Gamma Delta,
Phi Delta Theta.
WUS Co-Ed.
ISS Drive.
Song Fast.
In addition to this, the War Aid
Council is planning a "Mlle-of-
Pennles", to take place some Urns
In February. Tuesday, February 2, 1943
Page Three
dnOppin^  with Mary Ann
• PREVIEW   of   spring   .   .   .
splashy  new  shoes  In  bright
reds and greens will thrill you for
spring. This brand-new footwear
now stocks the shelves at Rae-
son's. It was a very embarassed
D.U. who answered various telephone calls shortly before the Red
Cross Ball.  Seems the 'phone calls
* *
• IF YOU REALLY want something that's smooth in a slip,
get Miss Grant of B. M. Clarke's
2517 South Granville St.. to show
you the Formula, Sulette or Tailored Lady slips ... A dark blue-
eyed Beta confesses to having "appeared" at a popular local cabaret,
recently, thereby creating general
• A VALENTINE for your
sweetheart . . . just think how
thrilled she'll be ... if you haven t
got her something, how about
Purdy's Chocolates . . . mmm . . .
chocolates will definitely guarantee
her heart . . . It's an engagement
ring for a cute blue-eyed Alpha
Gam. who has been wearing a
Psi U. pin ever since before she
• *
• ITS A REAL education to go
into   the   Persian   Arts   and
Crafts Shop, 507 Granville St., at
Pender. For those interested In
much like a museum of Egypt
of   the  tune   of   Sophia.
All articles data from the
eighth century to the eighteenth
. . . there is nothing cheap or
modern in the whole collection. A
blonde curly-haired pubster was
amazed to find s perfectly un-
• SPRING Is coming with birds
and flowers and young men's
fancies turning to thoughts etc.,
and new frocks to help turn their
thoughts and everything. In the
meantime thoughts of a Beta have
been turning to a sweet young
thing off the campus ond he gave
her his pin the other doy. Lydia
Lawrence can help you figure out
b beautiful wardrobe for spring
In conformation with the Govern-
were intended for an Alpha Phi
who has a similar name . . . Startling colours are not the only quality of these Rae-son shoes. Beautiful styles are another asset. Low
heels, high heels, open toes and
strap heels are all features of the
new stock on their shelves.
confusion. His Scienceman friend
and room-mate added to the confusion by appearing with him . . .
These Formula slips come hi
straight cut and bias back styles
that really fit. All three o fthese
slips come in tearose and white at
*    *
was a freshette. A red-headed
freshette is also the proud possessor of a diamond and pearl engagement ring ... For that special
box of chocolates, drop in to
Purdy's at 675 Granville Street
she'll be really pleased to get this
extra specialty for Valentine's.
Purdy's at 675 Granville St. . . .
touched bottle of what the Science-
men call *E1 Stuffo' in the pocket
of his overcoat after the Red Cross
He gave it to his father. For exquisite and rare gifts of jewelry
rugs, braasware, •visit the Persian
Arts and Crafts Shop. The Oriental atmosphere with the tang of
Incense in the air will call you
back to this quaint little shop a-
gain and again.
ment restrictions that will be up
to the minute in fashion and fabric.
Miss Lawrence has excellent taste
and will design your ensemble to
fit your requirements and your
personality as well aa your pocket-
book. You can find her at any
time of the day In her newly dee-
orated studio on the third floor of
the Arts and Crafts building, S76
Seymour Street
Mus Soccers Confident
After Gruelling Rehearsals
• REHEARSALS for "The Pirates of Penzance" have been
under way since last fall, but with less than a month before opening night these rehearsals have lately become much
more intensive. Last Tuesday the full cast of the opera rehearsed nearly four hours without a break, at the end of
which time, to this observer's surprise, the singers seemed
more confident than tired.
Standing In tho wings after tho mm^mmmmmmmm^mm^mmmmmmmmmmmm
rehearsal had broken up I hoard
such remarks as "Gad, that was
gruelling, but it's the boat session
yet," and "Hand mo my cane, Or-
ville, I'll never bo the same again."
The reason for the commendable
attitude on tho part of the players
depends on the capable personalities in charge.
Professor Walter Gage, sometimes connected with the Mathematics Department, has found
tune, among his numerous other
activities, to set as s very helpful
Honorary President of the social
as well as an able dramatics director. Society President, Owen
Telfer, is luckily possessed of a
cool head and directs the affairs
of the club accordingly. Though
no one is able to account for so
horrible a mistake, it seems a
Scienceman has wheedled his
earthly way Into this music-loving
aggregation, and a fifth year relic
•t that. To this fugitive from
higher learning, Ronald White, by
name, and his henchmen, the society attributes only the musty
odor of the clubrooms. Vernon
Grtgg, a fourth year honors student In Commerce and Treasurer-
Business Manager of the Club is
shocked by the antique bookkeeping methods previously practiced
by the club. ..Kathy Paterton lends
a red-headed curve to the society's
secretarial position, (and also to
the symmetry of the society). An
abridged version of production
manager Brenda Goddard would
most easily be portrayed by a cyclone. The subtle difference between Brenda and said cyclone is
that Brenda's work, though extensive, is always well done, in fast,
the rest of the executive wonder
what they would do without her.
Directing an extensive publicity
campaign for the opera is second
year man Wally Marsh. A fourth
year theologian was elected to the
position of director of musical appreciation. Max Warne, the director, has already demonstrated his
ability in rehearsing and produc-
Theme of
New Book
• THE GIFT of the President's Office is a slender red-bound volume, one of
the newest books to be added to the university library.
A challenge to every Artsman,
and Arts professor, self-complacent and self-satisfied, to every
Scienceman, to the scathing lettor-
to-the-edltor denouncer of "Varsity Huskies" and to the Fascist, is
"Essentials of Liberal Education"
by D. Luther Evans, Junior Dean
and Professor of Philosophy at
Ohio State.
"Only when students themselves
believe in liberal education," he
says to the first, "can argument*
for the college be convincing to
the population at large. And only
as long as the people as a whole
maintain their faith in cultural
ideals will our nation preserve a
democracy worth saving."
He describes and evaluates the
world opened to the liberal arts
' student, how he can best avail
himself of it, and his duty to society.
To the rabid letter writer he
replies, "To be a thoughtful undergraduate In these day*—is, in a
very true sense, to participate in
the fight for civilization and freedom." And develops the thesis in
ing   the   Musical   Society's   radio
"The "Pirates of Penzance" will
be presented on February 10, 11,
12 and 13, in the University Auditorium,
EDITOR'S NOTE—The following
leter was received by the President of the Parliamentary Forum
as an introduction to the two University of Manitoba debaters, who
will come here Friday to pit their
oratory against the men of UBC.
To the President of Debating,
Dear Sir:—We send you a brief
■^description es mr ies ys tL
description of the debaters. (I
really shouldn't call them debaters.
If you heard them you would
know what I mean.) who are travelling to your province next week.
They are not very interested in
debating and I can't promise they
will debate against you on the 5th.
One is too shy to speak to anyone but his mother and the other
Just don't give a damn. However,
both have promised to attend the
debate in a more or less sober
condition, If it is convenient to do
Albert Hamilton is registered as
a fourth year Honours Arts student. He ls a rabid Socialist, leader of the Ultra-Rod Communist
Party (banned In Russia as too revolutionary), a fervent follower
of Father Divine, past member of
the Honourable Order of Egyptian
Potentates and several cororltles.
In his academic career he has
held many ersponsible positions,
that of Blackboard Monitor in
grade threo and ticket-taker st the
annual Beer Ball (pretzels free)
held last year. He has given many
brilliant performances at University debates as strip-tease artist
during tho intermission. He also
travels with the University debating teams as a Fuller Brush man.
His ambition is to get a date with
a woman.
Morley Kare is a fourth year
Honours student In Agriculture.
He is rather a shy retiring lad and
lt would be best for tho opposition
not to contradict him in anything
ho says he would feel so hurt. He
was born and raised on a pig farm
and has little interest outside of
hop. He is recognized by some ss
an international authority on the
sex-life of the potato-bug. His ambition in life is to develop a pair
of flat feet In order to escape the
draft, although it is generally recognized that he would automatically be placed In Category F. You
should find him quite original as
he has conversed only with guinea
pigs since a baby but we are teaching him tho English language st s
mad rate.
This, sir, is all tho information
wo have about the town, ss supplied from tho file of Manitoba Juvenile Police Court.
A special squad of Junior Commandos will place the team on tho
C. N. Continental No. 1, leaving
Winnipeg at 10:30 sjn, Tuesday,
snd they should reach you on
Thursday at 8:80 son. Please take
good care of them and guard thorn
carefulily, for your own sake. God
be with you (You will need Hun.)
Hoping we never hear from you
We remain, yours,
SPC ere Revel At
Party Sat. Night
e A CAREFREE group of merrymakers danced on Saturday
night at the Social Problem's
Club's prescription for the current
deadlock In activities during the
fuel shortage.
Dancing and ping-porjg were
the major entertainments of the
evening, the latter proving especially popular with the members
of the armed forces who were
The club's Valentine Party will
be held on February 12 at the L7F
Youth Centre, 560 Granville Street,
at 8 p.m.   Everybody is welcome.
the hundred-odd pages ot the
And opposing the Fascist he proclaims his faith in the Individual,
in the life "intrinsically valuable,
in, and for itself alone."
Inspirational, moralistic, it Is yet
never dull; on the contrary, always stimulating and thought provoking.
Newly published, easy to read,
it loks at the college and college
life with perspective, a feat the
college student finds well nigh Impossible to do himself.
'Carry On* Spirit Keeps Clubs,
Engineers At Work Thru Snow
•   TWO WEEKS AGO, you
may remember, it snowed on the Campus.
Snow came in flurries
and in great gobs, piling up
in drifts, disrupting traffic,
upsetting lectures, and generally playing merry heck
with the Campus routine.
After the snow came the cold,
freezing the noses and biting the
ears of hardy professors and students, and placing an additional
strain on the coal reserves of the
heating plant.
Considering the fuel shortage,
President Klinck thought it wise to
close the University for a period
of five days, which later stretched
into more than a week. No one
raised a voice in disagreement.
With light hearts Varsity students flocked to the Red Cross
Ball, and enjoyed themselves without the threta of having to rise
early to catch s Saturday Morning
South of the Border the Unl-'
verslty of Washington experienced
the same weather conditions, only
the press was not hampered with
censorship and could report conditions ss a storm, not a traffic tie-
up. They were less fortunate in
that the University remained open
to manage as best as possible.
UBC students who are noted for
their industry took advantage of
the extra time to catch up on back
work, and actually reported doing
a little studying. The great mass
of students who ■ haunt the Caf,
however, looked a little haggard on
Monday morning, as if the strain
of taking a holiday was too much.
The general opinion of aid students seemed to be an attitude of
"It was certainly swell while it
lasted—but we'll just have to get
down to work.
Snow came in for a good panning from tsudents even if it was
the cause of the forced vacation.
Everyone voiced the opinion that
"I'm glad its gone. . . it was *all
right for a while. . . It's terribly
messy, and I'd just like to forget it
and get back to work."
The only industrious persons left
at the University were, of all people, engineers. They carried on
their research work In spite ot the
transportation difficulties snd the
lack of heat.
Musical Society went right ahead
with their rehearsals. Unable to
use the auditorium they finally
settled on a room in tho Y.M.C.A.,
No. 2 fireball, and the homes of
those members who were blessed
with a little fuel.
The employment Bureau went
rlhgt on collecting two-bitses from
people who registered for part-time
work, and arranged for many students to shovel snow and do othre
weather-time jobs.
The mam worry of most students
centered how they would be able
to catch up on lost work. C. H.
Wood, Registrar said that ho
thought the students would just
have to "step o nit." President
Klinck announced Monday that
the time lost during the holiday
would not be added to the end
of teh term, thus easing students'
fears that an extension of the term
would be made.
It is likely that the weather will
pass into history as tho great
"storm of '43," and aging graduates
will promptly tell' their grandchildren how they battled through
snow drifts "as high ss tho science
building," rescued several aged
professors from certain death in tho
blizzard, attended faithfully all
8:30's, rowed to the bus terminal
during the great thaw, snd rescued more professors who were being swept to death by the roaring
current surging down tho mall.
• Advice to the Lovelorn
My dear Miss Slopjaw:
I do so hope you can assist me
In this my hour of need. For several weeks I have been dancing attendance upon a fair woman in
my Bacteriology class, and until
the other day had flattered myself
that my attentions were not unwelcome. But alas, "la donna o
mobile," snd stuff, the Girl of my
Choice haa shown an unmistakable
preference for the company of an
uncouth individual in another faculty. I believe it is mere brute
appeal that has stymied my approach, for tho other chap flaunts,
above the neck of his rod sweater
(ho wears no shirt) s growth of
chest hair. Now we Smeetlebutts
are anything but hirsute, being of
the   upper   order   of  mammalia.
What can I do to win her back?
In despair,
Berton P. Smeetlebutt, Arts '44
My dear Mr. Smeetlebutt:
There are Two things you can
(a) Ask her to the Science Ball
(sure-fire tactics, If you can get
ono of those valuable tickets)
(b) Buy a cheap toupee, you
Yours truly,
Susie Slopjaw.
P. S. Your last sentence is obscure,   fa she raffling it?
S. 8.
•  •  •  •
Dear Mist Slopjaw:
I have purchased, after much deliberation, a ticket to the Science
Ball, snd I want to get hold of s
girl hi the worst way. How do I
go about it?
O. F.
Dear George:
There is no worst way, they're all
excellent. Standard practice Is
to advance until close proximity
is attained, extend arm waist high
in direction of Intended psrtntr,
snd follow through st in golf, only
with somewhat more of gusto.
PJ3.-I hear that "quick woman"
from Vernon is in town again.
College girls have always demanded
good casuals. To them they are as
elemental as bread and butter—a
permanent fashion, chosen for their
enduring virtues.
Top-rating is the tweed suit, casual
enough for everyday campus wear but
with sufficient good tailoring to make
them suitable anywhere.
We have sketched a smart example
from our Sportswear, a rugged
monotone tweed, a smooth fitting skirt
topped with a good length jacket. Well-
tailored revers, three button fastening
and patch pockets complete its all-
round, trim appearance. Jacket is lined
with attractive satin lining. Sizes 14
to 20.
Sportswear, Spencer's, Fashion Floor
Tuesday, February 2, 1943
Thunderbirds Go Down
To Defeat As "Winless
Wonders" Come Thru
•   WELL, I GUESS it had to happen.
Stacys did it again.
They won their "annual game" and unfortunately, it
had to be against our Thunderbirds, trouncing our boys
At that, though Stacys did put        -————------——--—————
up a reasonable facsimile of a
basketball team. Newcomers Long
"John" Purves, Rann Matthlson,
and Gordie McDonald clicked fov
half the Stacy points between
Stacys seemed to realize that
if they could out-shoot Varsity,
they stood a good chance of beating them, because they stepped
right out and hustled their way to
an 11-8 lead at the end of the first
quarter. They out-shot our boys
in this canto 18 to 15.
They kept up and increased the
pace In the second quarter, out-
shooting Varsity 19 to 14 and increasing their lead to five points,
24 to 19.
The Thunderbirds pulled up
somewhat in the third quarter to
regain the shooting initiative from
the Shoemen and pull up to within
two points of them going Into the
fourth quarter.
For a while, it looked as though
Varsity might yet pull the game
out of the fire. They knotted the
count at 32 all at the opening of
the final session, but that was the
closest that they were to come to
Stacys regained the lead on the
strength of two free shots and then
proceeded to increase it as they
pumped In 14 points to Varsity's 2.
Bill Anderson and Jake Purves
e VARSITY'S Co-ed basketball
quintette has a busy week a-
head of it, meeting both Hedlund's
and Boeings. The co-ed* take on
Hedlunds Wednesday night at
Normal and the Aircraft girls at
John Oliver Gym on Friday. If
Varsity can hurdle both ot these
teams they will be In first place.
If Boeings defeat the student*,
Boeings will move Into second
place ahead of the co-eds.
Varsity should take the Boeings
game unless the layoff was too
much for the melon tossers. Two
p'ayers have been lost to the team,
Gwynne Postelthwaite, through
the exam bogey and Joan Rhodes
were outstanding for Stacys with 15
and 13 points respectively.
Robertson, Art Stilwell and Harry
Franklin led Varsity with 6 points
Here is the way the schedule
looks for the league's four top
Rowers To Meet
Washington Jrs.
Next Month
• THE ROWING CLUB (through Ken Creighton) has
contacted the University of Washington with the idea
of a meet up here in the near future. The Seattle boys say
they will come if at all possible. The crew that probably will
be sent up will be their junior squad.
Shores      7 2
Varsity         5 4
Lauries       5 4
RCAF       4 4
Play    Play  Play Play Play
Shores Vara Laur. RCAF Stac
1 1
1 1 1
1 1 1
1 1 1
who left to take a job.   Eleanor
Bryant has joined the team.
With the playoffs looming in the
near future, Varsity is certain of
a playoff position. The first four
teams will battle in the semi-finals,
with thc first team meeting the
third and the second taking on
the fourth.
The grass hockey team will resume its interrupted schedule ai
soon as the fields are In better
shape.    However,   the   girls   are
practising at every chance they
have, et's have the team at the
top of the second half standings
instead of In second place.
Varsity and UBC have fused to
form one team, Varsity, because
of the lack of interest some of the
grlls are showing.
• THERE will be no> Senior A
or Intermediate A basketball
games of the Vancouver and District League this Wednesday night
at the Varsity gym.
Last year, after elaborate preparations, the Washington boys felt
that they could not come because
of poor condition. If they do conic
along this year it is assumed that
they will race in Coal Harbour.
Whether the Varsity lads will use
their own shell or one of the Vancouver Rowing Club's shells Is
likewise unknown as yet. Last
year arrangements were made to
use one of the Vancouver's shells
because the UBC has it's own down
on the Fraser.
Crew Captain B. Hodgins has
posted the following tentative
crews to report for a workout next
Sunday at 10:30 sharp. There will
be a two boat workout.
Junior Varsity
Frosh Crew
Bow •» Gustavson Forsythe
Coxes—Vewmarch or Jacobos
Spares— (Van- Creighton and
McKenzie; (Frosh) Brandreth snd
No man may be sure of his place
until his fees are paid. The fees
must be in Immediately before the
seat can be even hoped for. There
will be a meeting on Thursday
at noon iri an announced room.
The workout Sunday is only for
practise and does not indicate a
definite and final lineup.
Washington has a very good record In the field of rowing. Their
senior teams have taken honours
in the last three years and those
teams have been made up of boys
who once were on this junior team
that is preparing to come north.
B. L Hodgins and Creighton
have been having pleasant dreanu
of leading their squad to a neat
victory over the southern cousins.
• THE MAN WHOSE career has been selected as the
first topic of this "Personality Parade" is the No. 1 sports
figure on the campus. Practically all UBC's sports news
comes directly or indirectly from him. Of course, we refer
the UBC's Athletic Director, Mr. M. L. VanVliet.
At present, Mr. VanVliet is one of the busiest, if not
the busiest, man on the campus. Besides running the Physical Education section, he coaches the Varsity Senior A
basketball club and directs, in an advisory capacity, the
rapidly-expanding Intra-Mural program.
In addition to these activities, Mr. Van Vliet is the
man who is responsible for those hours of torture known as
P.T. periods. He is the tyrant that tyrants over the tyrants
that tyrant over you and I, the "common pipple" of the P.T.
But, this isn't all.
"No," those if you in H Company groan, "It certainly
Y'See, Mr. Van Vliet, in his off-hours (and what a thing
to call them) assumes the disguise of a C.O.T.C. lieutenant,
in fact, H Company's commanding officer. But, don't let the
disguise fool you. It's the same M. L. Van Vliet that takes
the last bit of energy out of the P.T. instructors, the same
M. L. VanVliet who runs the Senior A basketball club ragged.
Now, for a glance at the early history of our Physical
Ed. director.
Mr. VanVliet was born quite near Vancouver, Bellingham being the scene, but that pleasant little place was to be
the closest to Vancouver that he was to come until 1936
when he came to UBC. The reason was the change of address
of his family from Bellingham to Los Angeles.
The outstanding thing that Mr. VanVliet remembers
about those early days was the appearance of Paul White-
man and his jazz band at the old Cocoanut Grove. He recalls
wistfully that "I didn't get much sleep those nights listening
to the Rhythm boys, Bing Crosby and Harry Barris supported
by Donald No vis and Whiteman's band."
After finishing his elementary and high school education, Mr. VanVliet entered Citrus Junior College in Los
Angeles where he completed his first two years of University.
At Citrus he starred athletically at four main sports, baseball, football, basketball, and track.
He hit .510 in conference baseball and was voted all-
star outfielder. At football, he was nairied All-Conference
quarterback. His basketball prowess received recognition
in his nomination as all-league forward, which honor being
due largely to his feat of averaging 19 points per game for
his first five games. The Citrus track team, too, found him
a handy gent to have around, as he garnered more points
for the squad than any other man.
Before going north to Oregon U., to finish his last two
years of University. Mr. Van Vliet played semi-pro baseball
and proved in this spoil that his college feat of belting .510
was no fluke. He actually topped this illustrious mark, reaching the astronomical baseball percentage of .7t>2. The average, by the wav.  is just  double  that  which  the horsehide-
Personality Parade
mauler dreams of reaching.
His performance attracted the attention of som big
league clubs and one of these, the New York Yankees, sent
their scout, Bill Essicks to look the young semi-pro discovery
over. At the particular game that Essicks witnessed, left-
fielder VanVliet clouted two home runs. That feat proved
enough to hold the New York Yankee' interest for the next
two years while Mr. Van Vliet attended Oregon University.
At Oregon, which he entered in 1934, Mr. VanVliet
excelled both academically and athletically. He graduated
from Oregon in 1936 with a B.Sc two years later after two
summer school sessions.
Although he dropped two of the four major sports in
which he excelled at Citrus College, Mr VanVliet did well
enough at the other two to find himself on, at least, one
championship team in each of his two years at Oregon.
The first of these was the Oregon football team of 1934.
The following season, although they didn't repeat for the Pa-
cifci Conference, their quarterback (it's that man again) was
voted tops in his position by the league.
That same year, Mr. VanVliet reached the high point of
his collegiate baseball career when he and a team-mate who
led Oregon to their second straight baseball championship
both received offers of tryouts from the New York Yankees.
Mr. VanVliet turned down the offer as he had already
applied for the newly-created post at UBC of Physical Education Director. The team-mate took the offer. His name,
by the way, is Joe Gordon, and he now plays a not-too-bad
game at second base for the said Yankees.
One of Mr. Van Vliet's last acts before leaving Oregon
was his marriage to Virginia Gaddis, a young co-ed whom
he met at Oregon.
Having had his application accepted by UBC, Mr. Van
Vliet's first duty was to start the Physical Education section
running right away. He began this work with the session
of 1936-37.
During his tenure at UBC, Mr. VanVliet has coached
on his own time, just about every one of our major sports,
His list includes Basketball, Canadian Football, Track, English Rugby, Boxing, and for a while it appeared if he might
try his hand at coaching lacrosse, but this venture never
got past the discussion stage.
Of these sports, his greatest success has been with
basketball and Canadian football.
The Thunderbird Football team has an unblemished
record in its games with prairie football teams here in Vancouver. UBC has, however, lost a few games on the Prairies,
Nevertheless, their record, on the whole, is very good.    In
the two years that the club has competed for the Hardy Cup
(symbolic of Western Collegiate Football Supremacy), they
have returned home with the bauble once.
On recalling Mr. VanVliet's basketball team's, we find
that he has had two Dominion Championship teams during
the six seasons that he has coached the Thunderbirds. In one
of the other sasons. Varsity won th local League championship, but were nosed out in the playoffs by Westerns who
went on to win the Dominion title. The stars at the Western
team were Jimmy "Bugs" Bardsley, Art "Burp" Willoughby,
and Ralph "Hunk" Henderson, all former Varsity students.
They led their team to another Dominion Championship the
following season, this time as Maple Leafs.
Mr. Van Vliet hopes, by the way, to give up coaching
altogether in a few years. He expects, though, to hang on to
basketball the longest.
Pressed for a statement on what he considered to be
UBC's future in Inter-Collegiate Sports, Mr. VanVliet said:
"The possibilities of a proper Inter-Collegiate set-up embracing Canadian Football, Basketball, Boxing, Swimming, etc.,
is sure to be enhanced by the great strides being made in
transportation facilities.
Those of us interested in athletics at the University
visualize a post-war program with 3,500 or more students
headed by a large spirited group living in dormitories right
on the campls.
With the prairie University teams flying into Vancouver, under-graduates would have something to rally around,
at least every other week-end and a Conference they could
be proud of."
We would like to add one word of comment before finishing this article.
For th last svn yars, Mr. Van Vliet has given generously of his experience in all sport matters, both during
his working hours and during his spare time. He has been
doing the work, not only of the head of the department, but
of the whole department, and yet, he has not yet received
recognition that the "Department" he directs, exists, or that
he occupies a dominant position in said "Department."
One of the crying needs at this University, is for the
formation of a full-fledged Department with a man of Mr.
Van Vliet's talent and experience at the head of it.
Perhaps now, when we are at war, it would not bo
practical to set up and expand such a department, but there
is no reason why Maurice L. Van Vliet, B.Sc, M.Sc, should no
be accorded recognition, at least, as Assistant Professor instead of his present rank as Instructor.
If Mr. Van Vliet is not given the recognition he de-
servos, and if, after thc war, his ''Department" Ls not expanded to the proportions reached by other progressive Universities, both larger and smaller than UBC, all over the continent, then \v<" may well be mourning the loss of our first
top-notch Physical Ed. director to some other more live-wire
University whe'v Physical Education is understood and appreciated.


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