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vol. xxvn
No. 4
Frosh Win Hoop Battle From Sophs
• VARSITY'S   FROSH   showed
no respect nor mercy on their
Upperclassmen foes Monday at
noon est 700 students crammed the
gym to watch them squelch thc
Sophs in a slightly rusty basketball battle, 22-15. the strong
freshman outfit led all the way,
and was at no time threatened by
Ole  Bakken's second-year  squad.
The Frosh opened up in the
first quarter, garnering eight
points to enter the second stanza
with an 8-6 lead. By the half,
they had their seniors on the bottom end of a 15-9 count.
Although the Sophs managed to
cut the lead by a basket during
the third canto, the Freshies came
back with 7-6 edging in the final
frame to end the score at 22-15.
Pete McGeer, former star of the
Arrows Inter A club, winners of
the B.C. title last year, led the
freshmen by potting 10 points to
top all the scorers. Reg. Clarkson,
who was with the Vancouver College quintet last year, was second
scorer with seven.
Al MacDonald netted eight
points for the sophomores, who
were, definitely off In their shooting. Of their 15 counters, 11 were
garnered from the foul strip,
whereas the first-year, hoopers
sank only four gift throws.
FROSH — Clarkson 7, CapossJ,
Bossons, Haas, Stevenson 2, Kier,
Hough, Henderson, McLeod, Blair
3, Wright, McGeer 10. Total 22.
SOPHS - Weber 3, McDonald 8,
Climle 3, KeUy 1, Gabrielse, Edwards, Anderson, Leach, McPher«
son. Total 15.
REFEREES—Stilwell and Hooson.
Ml Co-eds must
Hive Physical
• THE    UNIVERSITY     Health
Service  reminds ALL women
undergrads that they are to have
a physical examination by the
University Medical Officers to determine their fitness for physical
education classes. Make this appointment at once in the University Health Service Office.
Following are the rules and regulations regarding absence due to
illness: If absent three days or
more you must notify the office,
then report for re-admisslon before attending lecures. If under
b physician's care, or if any University examination is missed, a
doctor's medical certificate is com-
pulsary and must be presented to
this office.
If absent, due to illness, for any
of the compulsory war work hours,
physical education, parades, etc.,
you must phone the office DURING THE MORNING, before the
class or parade and then report
on return to the University.
Hot Dog Price
Slashed To 5c
• MR. IRWIN, manager of the
bus stop coffee shop, announces that the price of hot dogs will
be reduced to 5 cents, l-20th of a
dollar, at the end of this week,
or at the beginning of next week.
Students need not fear that they
will not be able to get that welcome cup of coffee or bottle of
"coke" as supplies are sufficient
to meet the demand. Mr. Irwin
said he would attempt to have
chocolate bars for the boys after
their military training as he did
last  year.
Drive Starts    Frosh Shed Regalia
for Spotless
UBC Campus
•   'NOW is the time for all
good men to come to the
aid of the clean-up party'.
Clean-up week starts on October 2, and gives all Varsity students a chance to set a standard
of cleanliness that will give U.B.C.
a good reputation.
It has been said by many visitors
that UBC is the most beautiful
university in western Canada.
These same people have also remarked that it was a great pity
that the campus was littered up
with lunch papers and such like
After having lunch please carry
your lunch, papers a few odd feet
to the nearest waste-paper basket.
By doing this we will keep tho
campus clean and also stay on
the good side of our caretakers
and janitors.
We are very fortunate in having such an agreeable and friendly group of janitors and caretakers.
Is it fair to them to have to gather
up papers which we could just
as easily have put in the waste
We will gain a lot by having
them on our side, and we can keep
them there by doing various little
things like this.
Though individual groups won't
be asked to sweep the Caf this
year, the discipline committee has
been authorized to take action ln
case of any flagrant violations of
general campus cleanliness. These
litter-louts will soon be a thing
of the past If all goes well.
Litter louts are those people
who unintentionally walk around
spreading their chocolate bar
wrappers as they go, leaving
lunch papers here, there, and especially everywhere.
If you are a litter-lout, you
should do all you can to reform.
We don't want litter-louts at UBC.
Keep our campus clean. Keep it
free of Utter-louts.
Queuing O.K.
Says Thornton
• SATISFACTION with the cooperation   of  student  queuers
has been expressed by Harley
Thornton, UBC district transportation chief.
If all students with 8:10 and 8:30
lectures will come out early
enough In the morning all will be
sure of a ride.
The B.C. Electric has not been
able to increase the number of
busses on this route but vehicles
of larger carrying capacity have
been provided. Seven busses are
used during rush periods but still
they can not cope with the mass
of humanity that assails them every
• FRESHMEN elections will take
place in the Auditorium, Monday, October 2, from 12:30 to 1:30.
President, vice-president and secretary-treasurer will be chosen.
Join a Club . . .
• UBC TRADITION will be brought home to the class of '48 in an
Impressive ceremony at the frosh reception tonight.
After they have been presented to the president, frosh will pile
their regalia at thc foot of a replica of UBC's immortal cairn.
This ceremony symbolizes the coming of age of the frosh as they
doff their regalia and become full fledged members of the Alma Mater
Society of the University of British tolumbla, destined to carry on In
the proud tradition set by the class of '23 when they took the lead In
the development of the new University, and made their epic march to
build the cairn on the proposed site of their new campus.
UBC tradition will confront the newcomers also when Bob Whyte,
last year's president of the Alma Mater Society, returns from his job
on the National Film Board to show to the freshmen a Blm dealing with
frosh of bygone years.
Clubs Provide Opportunity
For Growths Development
(LSE President)
• AMONG THE most satisfactory experiences of University life is an
active participation in the club activities on the campus. UBC is
particularly fortunate in having 42 functioning clubs—scientific, cultural,
literary, and religious organization, discussion clubs—a debating society,
a public   speaking, special interests and many others.
In fact there is an organization        ———————„^_—.
to meet every taste and appreciation. It should be possible for
every student to find an organization on the campus that presents an activity or program suitable to his ability or interests.
Most clubs maintain a policy of
open membership and will accept
any student who displays a genuine Interest. Some, however, are
primarily for senior students interested in a specialised or technical subject.
But there is no problem; if you
really want to join a club, you
will find a. welcome awaits you.
Another point you will be interested to learn is that clubs operate
largely, through part of the contribution you make when you pay*
your AMS fee; each club is allocated its financial needs from the
gonerall funds of all students' contribution.
There arc some serious things
to say about clubs as well—don't
become a club joiner. Concentrate
your interest and energy In a few
places. If you spread your Interest
too far, not only will you be a
poor club member, but possibly
an early graduate.
Student activities are complimentary to studies. They provide
opportunity for growth and development, intellectually, culturally and artistically. Clubs help
you mature, provide room for discussion outside the class room and
awaken you to events beyond purely acedemic pursuits.
They provide the necessary relaxation, fun, and that sense of a
group to which the person can
feel he belongs. Clubs provide a
new circle of friends, some with
similar outlooks, some with different ones.
For further information attend
"Club Week Meeting" In the Auditorium today at 12:30, or ask at
the Club Bureau in the Quad.
• NOTICE to Scholarship winners. Students who are entitled
to scholarships are requested to
call at the Registrar's office for
their scholarship cards, have them
certified by their instructors, and
turn them in to the Bursar's office
by Morfday, October 2.
CHARLES B. WOOD, Registrar.
. . . Says Bertram
Send fl Ubyssey
To fl friend
• ALL STUDENTS who wish to
send   regular   issues   of   the
Ubyssey off the campus should get
their subscriptions in as soon as
Mail subscriptions are $2.00,
which covers the cost of printing
and mailing. All cheques should
be made out to the Alma Mater
Society of the University. They
should be presented at the wicket
in the Student Council offices,
where they will be exchanged for
a receipt, and further directions
No Danger Of
Fuel Shortage
• NO POSSIBLE danger of a
.- fuel shortage this year Is foreseen by W. E. Dale, chief engineer
of the university power plant. The
amount of fuel on hand Is approximately the same as last year,
which was more than ample for
the mild winter.
So, unless Jack Frost wjorks overtime, students at Varsity can look
forward to well heated lecture
Tonight', The Night
Frosh Become
At Brock Fete
•   TONIGHT is the big night for the largest frosh class in
UBC history, as they are officially received as undergraduates of the University by President Norman MacKenzie
and members of the faculty.
Allies Cut
To Arnhem
British United Press Staff
• ALLIED Supreme Headquarters, London, Sept. 26— (BUP)—
The Allies once more have restored
communications through the Holland corridor to Arnhem after the
Germans cut its main supply road
The Nazis pushed their latest
wedge across the road north of
Eindhoven, and the Allied forces
wiped out the breach only after
stiff fighting, which is continuing.
New reinforcements are reaching
the Arnhem paratroops and the
Allied forces are steadily broadening the base and the sides of the
Meanwhile, thousands of Allied
big guns and planes unleashed a
merciless bombardment on the
Rhlneland. Key transport hubs
which feed German reinforcements
into the First and Second Army
fronts were the chief targets.
At the same time, Allied Supreme
Headquarters broadcast an appeal
to workers forced into Nazi slave
gangs to revolt and start a new
internal front.
On the Eastern Front, the Russians had the Germans on the run
in the Baltic states. The liberation
of Estonia was said to be about
completed, with capture by the
Russians of more than 600 towns
within the past 24 hours, and
Moscow reports said the fall of
Riga was imminent.
Warsaw was also believed to
have been wrested from the Nazis.
Berlin reported that the Polish
capital had been blotted from the
face of the earth—the usual Nazi
way of forecasting evacuation of
a stronghold.
• WITH THE French Army on
the   Belfort   Front-(BUP) -
General Charles de Gaulle told
French Army commanders and
civilian leaders today that the end
of the European war must not be
expected before next spring. He
warned that the hardest righting
still lies ahead.
Dr. MacKenzie
Speaks to SPC
• DR. NORMAN A. M. MacKenzie,   the   new   President,   will
address a student assembly in
Arts 100 at 12:30 Thursday. This
introduces the 1944-45 series of
speeches, held under the auspices
of the Social Problems Club.
Dr. MacKenzie will speak on
"The University and the Post-
War World." The meeting will be
presided over by Peter Lindenfeld, vice-president of the SPC.
The reception will begin at 8:30
with an entertainment program
consisting of films of freshmen of
former years, and a presentation
by the Players' Club of Jabe/s
"Her Scienceman Lover."
Frosh will then trek to the
Brock where they will be received
by Dr. and Mrs. MacKenzie, Dean
and Mrs. Buchanan, Dean and
Mrs. Finlayson, Dean Clement,
Dean Mawdsley, and Mr. Gage.
Students will be introduced by
members of the Students' Council.
After meeting Dr. MacKenzie
freshmen will proceed to make
the acquaintance of Dal Richards
and his orchestra, with dancing
from approximately 9:45 until 1:00.
Freshmen will be admitted free
of charge, but they must appear
In full regalia, and must wear a
placard. They are also required
to bring along their copy of the
Tilllcura. The only slackening of
this rule Is in the case of freshettes
who will be allowed to wear their
Others may gain admittance on
payment of one dollar admission
fee, but at least one member of
every pair must be a member of
the frosh class.
An Important general meeting
of the Publications Board will
be held Thursday, September
28, at 12:35 p.m. In the Pub.
All new and old members of
thc Pub must attend.
Orchestra Plans
Active Season
• THE UBC concert orchestra,
which was organized last year
under the direction of Greg Millar, has planned an active concert
season for the coming yeai.
The orchestra society has already formed a string orchestra
and rehearsals will begin next
Monday, October 2, at the home
of Mrs. T. B. Rogers.
All students who are interested
in classical music or in participation in the forthcomng concerts
are asked to phone Mr. John Cher-
r.iavsky, the personnel manager,
BA 8300. Erica Nalos, 4th year
honors student, has been appointed President of the society.
Hennlng Jensen, symphony violinist, will be concert-master.
Gregory Miller, C.B.C. artist and
who Is also a member of the Vancouver Symphony, will conduct
the orchestra,
• ALL UNTD new entries are to
watch the UNTD notice board
in the armories to see the results
of the medical examinations until
their names appear as accepted or
All new entries accepted will go
to HMCS "Discovery" at 1830
either Thursday or Friday, as indicated on the notice, for attestation and kit issue.
All hands, old and new, whether
medicalled or not will parade on
the west mall opposite the Ap-
urday, 20th Sept. Rig of the day
plied Science Bldg. at 1300 Sat-
will be No. 3's with white caps.
Only men not yet kitted may appear in "civies." At this parade
the Monday alternative to Saturday  will  be explained.
Frosh Differ in Opinion of New Life at UBC
• THIS YEAR'S avalanche of
Freshmen and Freshettes differ
but do not come to blows in their
opinions about University life.
Most Freshettes, though slightly
dazed and bewildered by such
strange things as lectures and timetables, were pretty happy over
Varsity life, especially the Tea
Dance, Big Sister Supper and
thoughts of the Reception to come.
But the Freshmen, when Interviewed, cither being harder to
please,  or  merely  reserving  their
judgment, refused to enthuse about
College as yet.
Though pretty rushed and bewildered by it all. Margaret
Gamey, .1st Year Arts, was still
able to speak emphatically in favor
of the Big Sister idea, especially
as she gets a Big Brother out of it.
When asked his opinion of
Sciencemen, Freshman John McBride, himself a future Science-
man, refused to speak one word
against them. One wonders if this
is for the sake of etiquette, or does
he believe that "Discretion is the
better part of valor"?
"Laurie" Schroeder, new sophomore and scholarship winner from
Chiliiwack, complained that since
she spent most of the first week
standing in queues, her most vivid
impressions of Varsity life are of
the backs of sciencemen's sweaters
and coed's jackets.
Two new Science students, who
prefer to remain anonymous, have
u few minor complaints to make.
To begin with, the 8:10 lectures
definitely do not appeal to them.
And as if the stupendous effort
of this «arly rising were not
enough, their strength is further
taxed each morning by the gruelling experience of crawling through
thirteen pairs of knees to reach
their locker.
But they hasten to assure us
that the new experience is nice, as
they haven't circulated in such
cosmopolitan throngs before.
Alma Wright, 1st Year Arts, likes
the golden freedom or feeling of
"being on her own" at Varsity, no
doubt with the memory of High
School's dismal halls still painfully
fresh In her mind.
Charles Prior, new Scienceman
from New Westminster finds everything to his liking, but because of
a lengthy trip in the cold gray
dawn, from New Westminster each
morning, he longs for that almost'
forgotten treat of a good sleep.
However, he does catch up a
bit in his first period. He also
complains of getting lost several
times in the bushes at the corner
of the Arts Building, but after
viewing this dense forest, your reporter has decided that this must
have been merely a condition
caused by the aforementioned lack
oi sleep.
Despite different opinions as to
certain elements of Campus life,
all new students however, are united in looking forward to their
time spent at University, as a time
to store up memories and get their
lull share of knowledge and fun. Page Two
.Tuesday, September 26, 1944
From The Editor's Pen
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Snakes And Tolerance
Despite attempts of the Vancouver Sun
and the snake paraders of the Frosh Smoker
to stir up trouble about the freshman initiation, there have been no repercussions as
yet of last week's "incidents". Those who
participated in the parade should consider
themselves lucky they were not run in by
the police as this summer's zoot suiters were.
That sort of thing should not be tolerated
down town. Any group of freshmen who
want to snake around can find plenty of
room on the campus to snake as they darn
well please. Leave the good people of Vancouver to their well-earned peace.
AH this brings up a question which apparently has never been asked. Why is the
Frosh Smoker held off the campus?  The
Ubyssey is not in favor of confining student
functions to the campus because students
cannot behave down town, but it seems to
us that the Brock would be a good place
in which to loose that bad little boy of
campus functions, the on-again, off-again
Frosh Smoker.
As to the Sun's interpretation of the
Frosh initiation, we can only re-print with
slight comment the words at the top of their
editorial page: "devoted to progress, tolerance and freedom of thought." We suppose
they were only following the "freedom of
thought" theme in their account of Freshman initiation of last Thursday. They were
certainly not paying any attention to the
other two.
Slaves Of The Satchel
This issue of The Ubyssey is devoted
to club week, during which the many different campus extra-curricular organizations
will begin membership drives. These will be
membership drives in a very real sense, for
clubs cannot survive without members, but
freshmen should understand that club week
is more for the benefit of first year students
than clubs of the LSE.
The average freshman who enters UBC
is confronted with a mass of names and
initials in his Tillicum, denoting campus organizations. The majority of these names
and initials foretell just what a freshman
can expect from the clubs when he joins
them, but there is more behind the names.
That fs why clubs are holding meetings all
over the campus this week.
Freshmen will have the opportunity to
listen first-hand to club members telling of
the activities of their favorite clubs. The
freshman then can make up his own mind.
The advance notices in this issue will tell
him just where and when to go to learn of
trie activity in which he is interested.
That is the other advantage of club
week—the freshman learns how to become
a member of a club. Scattered all over the
campus, with many different members in
various years of study, clubs are hard to
contact for an inexperienced freshman. Here
is the freshman's opportunity. The rest is
up to him.'
We can offer nothing but pity to the
undergraduate who goes through four years
of university with no extra-curricular activity. This -is the individual who received
his $692 worth of education from the ad
ministration but missed three times that
much of a different kind of education. Even
if he receives high marks and goes out into
the world with an honors degree, the art
of living and working among his fellow men,
learning the "give and take" of social relationships, and experiencing the thrill of
individual and group achievment is not a
part of the character he moulded firmly
during four important years of his life.
University students must guard against
intellectual seclusion during their undergraduate years. For some times higher education becomes a wine that produces an insatiable craving until the individual is drunk
with the sense of power which he believes
a well-informed mind has over that of the
uninitiated. He wants more and more and
his life becomes one-sided, his character self-
centered and his personality shattered. He
has learned all that a mind can hold, but he
has lost touch with the small items of living
which we so important in relations with
other ^people that determine his ultimate
All of us have seen such people at UBC.
They creep furtively across the campus, their
coats tied tightly, their hats clamped firmly
on their heads, their satchels gripped harshly
in their hands. These satchel slaves, with
heads down and shoulders stooped, scurry
back and forth between the library and lecture room, eating their lunches in lonely
spots, and shutting themselves up at night
for intellectual rites.
We offer our pity for the slaves of the
satchel. We stand in bewilderment at those
who claim that UBC's "SS' troops are the
future "leaders of the world".
Not many people noticed that the Brock
was cleaned up and the furniture moved
back in after Tuesday's tea dance by about
nine a.m. the next day. It was hard work
for the Brock attendants. The student part-
time workers plan should be started up very
Probably it's just another indication of
modern civilization hitting the campus, but
that line-up outside the book store these
past few days would put any government
liquor store to shame.
•    in all seriousness      syOewUBha«un
• THE MAN without a country is a piker
when compared with native-born Canadians. Born and raised in Canada, thb
nation of people without a country live in
Canada, they make their living, live their
life and will probably die in Canada, and
yet on the cold, white, barren paper of official statistics they are "British".
Take the case of one of
many families. The parents
left England when they were
too young to take any memories and impressions with
them. To all intents they are
just as "native" as anyone
born here. Their sons and
daughters are two generations removed from England.
But they were born in a time
when Canada was fighting
to rise from the status of a colony and the
old colonistic label of "British" still persists.
When Canadians are asked what nationality they are and reply sensibly "Canadians", they are told wearily that there
is no such thing.
"You must be British", say the statisticians.
Canada belongs to the British Commonwealth of nations, therefore we are all supposed to be British. It would seem that if
by a bloodless revolution we managed to
wangle the nationality of Canadian we would
automatically cease to be a member of the
Canada would probably be a much
stronger partner than she now is of the Commonwealth if her people could say their
nationality as "Canadian" without evoking
patient sneers from official census takers.
There is nothing wrong with the nation
ality of "British", but also there is nothing
wrong with the nationality of "Canadian".
It is not asking too much that the second
generation born in Canada should be given
the right to be of Canadian nationality.
Canada has become partly recognised as a
nation, chiefly through the perseverance and
loyalty of her people, and as a nation the
people are entitled to their own nationality.
Those, who for sentimental or other
reasons still desire to be British, are welcome to their choice. But those who desire
to say "Canadian" when asked, and I believe
that here will be found the majority of
Canadians, should be given the privilege
both orally and in filling out official forms
in triplicate.
Similarly, instead of the younger generation of foreign extraction, who are no
more foreign to this country than the British,
being compelled to remain Italian, Jewish,
etc., for official purposes they should have
the privilege and right of calling themselves
When this is done a great deal of imminent bad blood caused when someone says
there is "no such thing as a Canadian" can
be thrown in the river along with official
forms in triplicate.
Until this time I stoutly maintain that
my nationality is Canadian, in spite of the
fact that my National Registration file at
Ottawa says British in official black and
white, tinged with an overflow of red from
the treasury department.
No slur is meant on the name British.
It represents a great deal to this world. But
given a chance the name Canadian can be
worth just as much.
French-Canadians and the third generation can say it—why can't the rest of
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Wilson Heads
forum This Vear
high among the many activities  planned   by  this  year's  Parliamentary Forum.
The Forum, headed by James
R. Wilson as president, will sponsor fall and spring Mock Parliaments, the McQown Cup and
Freshmen debates, in addition to
the regular debates held every
two weeks.
Last year the Forum sponsored
successful Mock Parliaments, but
there were no McGown Cup debates.
Due to the fact that other western Canadian Universities were
opposed to holding the traditional
McGown Cup debates, the Forum
was forced to abandon them. But
this year there seems little doubt
that they will be held. Preparations toward that end are already
being made by Ted Chambers and
Les Canty.
Mock Parliaments will probably
be staged early in November and
again in February. They are being organized by Jim Clement and
Ted  English.
The annual freshmen debates
with Victoria College are under
thc direction of Hugh MeCoud.
They will be held in January. Victoria College has in recent times
been successful over U.B.C. men,
but this year's Forum hopes to
change things.
The first meeting of the Parliamentary Forum will be held in
Arts 100, 12:30, Monday, Oct. 2.
Wilson ha.s promised an exceptionally interesting program, but
he declined to reveal details till
later this week,
• HERE IT IS Tuesday, and by
Saturday all the hundreds of
poor, innocent (pardon me for
using an overworked phrase, but
somehow it has always struck me
as rather humorous to refer to
freshmen as "poor innocent," almost as humorous as referring to
freshettes that way) freshmen
will have known the great, the inspiring, the superb experience.
They will have paraded with the
This Is an experience so exquisite that it should happen only
once in the life of any man. I use
the word man advisedly, because
obviously it shouldn't happen to
a dog.  But I diverge.
To go back to what I was talking
about (this is something I hope
I won't have to do, as I am trying
to Join the navy) I repeat that it
should only happen once in the
life of every man. This may seem
strange to you now, but after Saturday you will know what I mean.
But perhaps it will seem to you
that I am starting in the middle.
Perhaps you would like to know
a little more than you do about
the COTC (fools that you are),
Do not worry your pretty little
heads on this score, there are
many things about the COTC that
I would like to tell you, there are
alsp many things about the COTC
that I would like to say.
I shall begin.
Jabez, that great and learned
columnist, whose choice selections
used to keep UBC in stitches a
few years back, has said of the
COTC, or rather has said that it
was said of the COTC, (Jabez was
no fool) that the COTC was the
only sick parade ever organized
as a unit. This is not true. The
COTC may possibly be described
as a unit, but no one in his, right
mind would ever accuse it of being organized.
The COTC falls in, (the words
are used literally) In the large
open space just east of the armories. This open space is called
the parade ground. There Is no
need to pay any further attention
to the parade ground, as you will
see very little of lt, except for
the many happy hours you will
spend gathering precious stones on
its carpet-smooth surface.
If, when marching on or off the
parade ground you should happen
to break your leg tripping over a
stump, you had better Just keep
on marching. No one over the
rank of a corporal will believe that
there are stumps on the parade
After falling in you will stand
around for half an hour or so,
tyou will appreciate the Irony of
that "stand around" much better
after your first purade), while various grades of superior beings,
ranging from corporals to majors
take over command of your company. This process is of interest
to you only because each of these
gentlemen will feel it his duty to
stand you at ease and bring you
back to attention at least twice
before relinquishing his position
as top dog.
Then you will march off the
parade ground and proceed with
the training. This I will skip because you will find out all about
all too soon anyhow.
I will, however, continue long
enough to point out to you a few
of the more interesting establishments on the campus which have
to do with your new life in the
First, there is the armories. This
Is the large building Just west of
the parade ground. On entering
It you will And it in one of two
It may be perfectly empty, with
nothing alive stirring anywhere,
and filled with a vast silence, (I
leave it to you to figure how it
can be empty and filled at the
same time). This is the less interesting, but by far the more
pleasant of its two states.
On the other hand It may be
filled to capacity with shuffling
student soldiers, all being shouted
at by a collossal number of officers, commlssoned and otherwise,
in such a way that none of said
officers can be heard.
It would be inaccurate to say
that there is so much noise that
you can't hear yourself think, be-
cause in the COTC you aren't allowed to think.
In the armories there are three
points of interest. .. ,
The first is the rifles. These have
a story all their own, but it is
too gruesome to tell. The Napoleonic wars must have been horrible.
Second there is the orderly room.
It has been my experience that
people who go into the orderly
room always have something terrible happen to them shortly afterwards. So I never go into the orderly room.
Last there is the QM stores.
Those you have probably met up
with already. If not I will explain
the QM stands for Quarter Master,
and that the Quarter Master
doesn't stand for anything, especially back chat. You take that
uniform and like it.
Behind the armories is the obstacle course. I would like to tell
you about that but I went over
it once last year and they haven't
found my body yet. Pardon me
while I go out and have another
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Page Three
Julie Van ...
Real Dramatic Talent
Preferred By Players Club
•   WITH «THE presentation tonight  of the now  classic
"Scienceman's Lover" as part of the Frosh Reception
programme, the University Players Club opens its 30th anniversary year.	
Although the literary quality of "7~T
the above play is undented, the led English * » •
executive of the players' club
wishes to make It known that
the major dramatic events of the
year will be of a more distinguished nature. "Good plays by
distinguished playwrights," is our
For the newcomers to UBC, the
following is an outline of the
year's .activities: Note especially
the approaching dates for try-outs.
Sept. 27—General meeting of active and all prospective members
in Arts 100 at noon. It is important
that you should attend this meeting whether or not you have already applied.
Oct. 2—Try-outs for club entrance from, 1:10 p.m. Parts to be
learned and times arranged after
the Sept. 27 meeting.
Oct. 3 or 4—Membership list
posted on Players Club notice
board in Arts Building.
Oct. 10—Try-outs for Pall plays.
Parts will be available in Library
after October 2.
Nov. 15 -18 — Fall production.
Three or four one act plays, program to be announced following
These plays offer a varied and
interesting opportunity to new
members to show their dramatic
talents and enable easier selection
for parts ln the spring production.
The Players Club wishes to
emphasize that what we are looking for is real dramatic talent,
not merely experience. The latter will often show itself anyway.
So if you are Interested you are
urged to come to the Green Room
to inquire and to apply. Vie want
an enthusiastic as well as talented
membership for the presentation
of our anniversary year.
Band features
"Le Jazz Hot"
• IN THE coming year the Varsity Dance Band will play an
active part in the social calendar
of the University. Under the leadership of Doug Parker, the band
will display the same versatility
which in former years made it a
favorite with jitterbugs and
smooth dancers alike.
This year, however, will see a
major change in the organization.
Dae to the increase of musical
talent on the Campus this year,
there will probably be a "band
within a band" formed.
The purpose of this addition
will be to give the extra talent a
chance of recognition as well as to
give the jive fans something to
get hep over, for this band will
feature music in the true jazz
Doug Parker has the sections
nearly lined up, and the band will
soon make its first public appearance. Arrangements for vocalists
will be made later on in the term.
The business arrangements for
the band will handled by Bob
... Players Prexy
SPC members
Exchange Views
On World Affairs
• IT SEEMS natural enough
that young men and women
should like to express opinions
on every subject, including the
best way to cook eggs and the best
way to settle the affairs of the
world. It seems natural, too, that
these people should form a club
where they may exchange their
views with friends, and that the
Social Problems Club should be
its name.
To provide stimulation to the
discussion groups, we have this
year arranged our program In
such a way that experts on the '
selected topic will speak at meetings before discussion  is started.
We anticipate speakers and discussions on such questions as
world economy, the conditions of
peace, reconstruction and government In Europe, and political
parties and their programs for
It is particularly important that
no one should feel that a person
with a certain belief is any more
welcome in the club than any
We have no connection, direct
or inderect, with the Labour-Progressive or the Liberal Party, the
Progressive Conservative or CCF.
Party. The wider the variance of
belief among our members, the
more Interesting the SPC will be.
If you want to join the SPC, get
an application form from the club
desk. If you leave it there or give
it to an executive member, our
secretary will get in touch with
you. In the meantime, watch the
SPC notice-board in the Arts
Building for announcements of
Phrateres Aid Co-eds
• PHRATERES is the largest
club on the campus. It is an
international democratic organization of college women, and its
membership is open to nny woman
sincerely interested in its motto
"Famous for Friendliness."
The purpose of Phrateres is to
provide an extra opportunity for
all women students to share in
the extra curricular life of the
campus. Theta chapter at UBC
lias eic^ht active sub-chapters—Alpha. Beta, Delta, Eta, Gamma,
Lambda,  Omicron.  and Zeta.
Phrateres' program 1..eludes
firesides for freshettes, Old Members' Tea. All-Phrateres Tea, informal costume party, a formal
co-ed, Christmas social service
projects, inter - chapter bowling
league, the formal initiation and
banquet, dance for servicemen,
and a spring camp.
Beside all the Phrateres functions, each sub-chapter has a varied program of social and service
activities, and all Phratereans are
pledged to support all other student projects on the campus.
The fee of $2.00 per annum includes a subscription to the quarterly international magazine. The
Phrateres pin is a gold phi on a
black background. Prospective
members are cordially invited to
visit the Phrateres room upstairs
in tiie Brock, and are urged to
watch the noticeboard outside the
women's locker room in the Arts
building. Pledging of new members will take place the first woek
in October. There will be a meeting of all members and prospective
members in Arts 100 Monday,
October 2
fresh Ideas
Wanted By
• THE MAMOOKS are the service club of Jhe campus. The
activities are wide and varied, including: managing of pep meets,
cheer leading at athletic functions,
advance ticket selling, decorations
and coat checking for all main
events, campus-wide poster publicity, and operation of the campus P.A. system.
In addition the club assists
Council in all its drives by advertising and publicity.   Meetings
are held weekly ln the club room
In the South basement of the
Freshmen or freshettes with or
without experience will be welcome. Sign painters and anyone
with original ideas will be especially welcome.
Students are accepted as probationary members upon application either in person at the club
room or by letter addressed to
the "Mamooks, campus mall."
No admission fee is charged.
On completion of the probationary period, the student may be
voted to full membership. Inactive status, entitling the member
to all the privileges of the club,
will be granted if desired.
A special meeting for all prospective new members will be held
on Friday, September 25 at 12:30
In the club room. The activities
of the club will then be explained
in detail.
VCf Plans for
Varied functions
• THE VARSITY Christian Fellowship started its year's program with a reception for the
Frosh In Brock Hall Friday. With
this as a start, anotner extensive
year of daily meetings and semimonthly social events Is planned.
The club, which is a branch of
the international and inter-denominational Inter-Varsity Christian
Fellowship, has now been active
on the campus at Point Grey for
as long as the University itself.
This year, however, promises
to be bigger and better than ever
before. The group will once again
seek to present to all students an
opportunity "to know Christ and
to make Him known" through the
following   program   of   meetings:
Monday, Devotional: Tuesday,
Eible study: Wednesday, music
hour: Thursday, guest speaker:
Friday, discussion period,
Wednesday's meeting will be
held In the Mildred Brock Room,
the others in Arts 106, from 12:45
to 1:30, The first social will be
held October 7 with games, singing, and refreshments. Further
details will be announced later
and all Frosh will receive notices
through the mail.
Train Women for
Public Speaking
• THIS CLUB offers to all women students training in public
expression. It is a valuable background for students interested in
the Parliamentary Forum, the SPC,
and other discussion clubs, but no
matter what your activities or
what future you may plan, the
ability to speak well in public is
invaluable to everyone.
If you are interested, please contact Beth Evans through the Arts
letter rack, or phone ALma 0694 Y.
The first meeting will be held at
noon Tuesday, October 3, in Arts
Musical Society Offers
Fun, Parties-And Music
.. . Gorder
• DO YOU like music? Do
you like parties? Do you
like a place where you can
forget about your studies?
The Musical Society offers
all these and more.
You don't need to be a singing
star to join the Mussoc. In fact,
there are people who believe that
outside of the leads no one in the
Mussoc can carry a tune.
Besides a need for singers and
Instrumentalists there are vacancies
for people interested in make-up,
ushering, advertising, costumes,
sign-painting and stage-craft.
In short, anyone who is interested in Music can join the Mussoc,
but no one lasts long without a
SCM Studies Problems
Faced At University
• THE STUDENT Christian Movement of UBC is an organization of students who are interested in the objective
study of problems that students face when they come to
university. It is nation-wide with local units in all the universities and colleges in Canada.
It  was  founded  about  twenty ■
five years ago with the object of SCM President . • .
trying to meet the university approach to religion. It was felt that
the scientific methods could be
used successfully in religious
problems and that extentlon of the
critical method could produce admirable results.
Through the years this attitude
has ben found to be extremely
successful and the students who
have gone through the movement
have, almost without exception,
placed it first among the valuable
experiences of University life.
The S.C.M. wants to make it
very clear that its club room, 312
Auditorium Building, and all its
facilities—library etc., are open to
all students who are interested in
any phase of the program it sets
There naturally are students
who are not prepared to accept
the basis and aims but that certainly does not limit them from
taking part. We find, that real
conflict in the questions and problems of life make for very interesting and stimulating discussion,
Besides serious discussion we all
believe In having a good time and
ln living as full a university life
as possible.
Our room, next to the Health
Service, is open all the time and
if you have not already walked
into it and asked the General Secretary for a pill for your headache
or some other ailment, come on
up and give us the stimulation of
your point of view.
. . . Bruce Yorke
sense of humor.
The main event of the year Is
the presentation of a light opera
during the month of February.
Other musical activities include
' the Glee Club and the Radio program.
The Glee Club, open to all those
who like to sing with the gang
will hold regular sing-songs twice
a week during noon-hours. For
those interested In radio work, the
Musical Society has a weekly fifteen-minute program on CJOR.
Music takes only a portion of
the club's time. Social activities
balance the calendar. An informal banquet is arranged early in
the year. This la closely followed
by a formal ball.
Before the production of the
opera an informal banquet and
dance is held to arrange ticket-
selling. This affair is comparatively quiet to the production
party held on the last night of the
There will be a general meeting
for all old and new members Wednesday, September 27 ln Applied
Science 100 at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, - - even Science-
men, The regular meeting-place of
the club is In Room 207 in the
Auditorium Building.
ECf flloot At
Roon Today
Fellowship is a new club on
the campus. While affiliated with
the VCF, lt Is dstinct from it and
except for social events will
function seperately.
President Jim Martin will lead
the group in its weekly meeting
in Applied Scence 202, Tuesdays
at 12:45 p.m. It is planned to
bring a series of speakers and
sponsor discussions that will be
of Interest to sciencemen.
The first meeting takes place at
noon today with Mr. Gordon Ben-
net, vice-presdent of Bennet and
white Construction Co., speaking
on "Life Objective."
Radio Society Promises
Less Corn, More Variety
Forum Boss . . .
. . . Jim Wilson
Psychology Club
Elects Executive
open to all students who have
taken Psychology 1 and are continuing with other courses in the
The club holds its meetings
every second week during the year
at the homes of the members and
friends. Its aim is to promote an
interest in Psychology outside of
the chssreom.
Speakers representing different
phases of the psychological field
usually constitute the majority of
our meetings, but parties and social
gatherings are also held.
A general meeting for the election of a full executive will be
held in Arts 104 on Friday, September 29, at 12:30.   All interested
are urged to attend.
• INSTEAD of the regular 15
minute programs featured last
year, the Radio Society hopes to
lengthen their weekly broadcast
over CKWX to 30 minutes this
Eric Ajello, Radio Society President, announces that Varsity
news, and music featuring student
talent, will highlight the broadcasts.
"We are going to have more
variety in our programs, with less
corn than last year," he says.
There will be
a   meeting   of
all students Interested In  the
Radio    Society
Friday,    Sep.
tember   29,    In "#\
Room G, Aggie'
building.   Students  who   aspire to become}
radio    announcers,    script I
writers,    or
would   like   to'
do dramatic skits, are Invited to
have an audition any noon hour in
the Radsoc office, Room G, in the
Aggie Building.
Entertainment will be given to
the student body by wider use of
(he campus public address systems.
Closer teamwork with the Musical
Society and the Players Club Is
also planned.
film Society
meets f riday
• THE FILM society is a small
though essential body now in its
8th year of activity. The activities Include any subject dealing
with motion pictures.
In the past, the society has
brought many notable films to the
campus through the co-operation
of the National Film Society at
This year the society plans to
continue these showings, as well
as training its members In the use
of film equipment, projectors, and
sound equipment, and will continue to co-operate with the other
campus clubs in any activity connected with motion pictures.
An organizational meeting will
be held noon Friday in the Double
Committee Room in Brock Hall.
There is no membership fee and
no previous experience is required.
Articles on UBC's clubs in this
Issue were written by members of
the clubs. The Ubyssey accepts no
responsibility for either the bad
grammar or the thoughts contained
in the articles. It's bad enough
worrying about our own.
—The Editor.
Delamont Leads Band
• THE UBC Military Band under the direction of the world
famous leader Arthur Delamont
i.s quickly being whipped into
shape in preparation for "Homecoming."
K& usual, their enlivening music will be heard at basketball
games and other special functions.
Any students musically inclined
who would like to join the band
are cordially invited to attend tho
first general meeting Tuesday,
October 3, Those who play an instrument but do not own one are
also welcome. There is no fee lo
join tliis club and it is open to
students of all years.
Two more members will be elected to the executive at the meeting. The band is being organized
by president John Bayfield with
the aid of the executive.
There will be a meeting for all
4th Year women in Arts on Thursday, September 28 at twelve-thirty
in Arts 204. Full attendance requested.
*   *   *   +
All students interested in speaking French are invited to Arts 208
on Mondays and Thursdays. Bring
your lunch. Page Four
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•   WOMEN'S  INTRAMURALS get off to a start next
Monday, October 2, with Ada McLaren, this year's capable manager directing the program.
Games will be played at noon hour Mondays and Tuesdays. In order to ensure good attendance at intramurals,
all women's organizations have been requested not to hold
meetings at these times. _^ •
This year, eight end possibly nine faculties will battle
for the intramural trophy that was won by third year Arts
last year. Home Ec women, who formerly played with Aggies,
find themselves strong enough to branch out on their own
this season, but small enrollment in Education makes it
doubtful that the teachers can stand alone this year.
Participants are limited to one sport each this year.
Volleyball is played Monday, and badminton and table tennis
on Tuesday. Teams will be chosen from volunteers by means
of try-outs to be held next week. Team lists will be prepared
by October 14.
Intramural archery will be held this fall if four representatives can be obtained from each year.
Anyone who wants to organize a team can practise at
the targets which will be set up outside the gym on fair
Women interested in representing their year at intramurals are, asked to contact their managers immediately.
Managers have not yet been chosen for Nursing, Home Ec,
Agriculture, or Education. Managers for other years are. 1st
Year Arts, Kay Deas; 2nd Year Arts, Yvette Morris; 3rd
•Year Arts, Biddy White; 4th Year Arts, Myrtle Jones, and
Commerce, Dorothy Payson.
ARCHERY 1 AND 2: For beginners.  Instruction.
ARCHERY 3 AND 4: Practice periods for archers. Coaching. Tournaments
will be organized with outside teams.
BADMINTON 2 AND 3: For beginners.  Instruction.
BADMINTON 1, 4 AND 5: Practice periods for players. Coaching. Tournaments will be organized with outside teams.
BASKETBALL 1 AND 2: Instruction for beginners; coaching for players.
Games with outside teams will be arranged.
FOLK DANCING 1: A course including theory of dancing and rhythm.
Included material suitable for various school grades, recreation groups,
camps and playgrounds.
KEEP FIT CLASSES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: For First Year students. The course
will provide basic exercises to develop balance, flexibility, agility, strength
and endurance.
NURSES CLASS: Especially adapted to their requirements.
PLAYGROUND GAMES 1: A course dealing with the theory of play:
play stages, benefits, etc.; and giving material for use in various age
groups.   Suitable for teachers, playground supervisors, leaders in camps
and recreation groups.
RECREATIONAL LEADERSHIP 1: A course including theory of recreation, group work and leadership as well as material in various recreation
* (or men only
• WHEN I THOUGHTLESSLY wandered into Maury Van Vliet's inner
sanctum in the gymnasium the other day and he told me he was
looking forward to another one of those "bigger and better" years in
Intramurals, I just bowed my head and wept. Pulling myself together,
I hied myself off to the Brock where I meditated silently, ln a flash
I realized that the Frosh should be warned immediately.
Quickly I swished down to the Pub and pounced upon the nearest
typing machine. With all the flourish of a veteran writer, I started in
with my warning to all Freshmen.   This is it, and don't ask me what.
Seriously, though, intramurals are a growing thing on the Campus,
and looking over this year's field, we come to the conclusion that Mr.
Van Vliet does not lie. The organization has a long history, so if history
bores you, you can skip the following review.
Until three years ago, the leagues were organized on the basis of
class competition. For the benefit of uninitiated Freshmen, that means
that Arts '45 would play Arts '47 and so on. This system gradually
went by the board, although, to give the women credit, they still make
it function.  Class competition died in 1941.
To replace it, the Director, Mr. Van Vliet expanded an already
existing inter-fraternity system into a full intramural program. The
result was very satisfactory, but since it involved such limited participation,
it was inadequate.
Mr. Van Vliet and his assistant, Harry Franklin, set about to correct
this fault in the spring of 1942, and designed the present system during
the following summer. Here, the fraternities become charter members,
and each year any group of 25 men or more who wish to compete can
organize and enter as a team. Thus, competition is between as many
of these teams as can be organized, and the 12 fraternities.
Ten teams were organized alongside the fraternities for the 1942-43
season. This unwieldy group was forged into a successful league through
the herd work of Maury and Harry.
Again last year, with myself taking over Harry's job. a 17-team loop
was established.
This year, prospects indicate the formation of six or seven new
squads and plenty of stiff competition. In the dressing room, we heard
a Kappa Sig saying they were a shoo-in for another cup.
A Freshman indicated the intramural spirit, however, when he
offered to bet the Kappa Sig that a certain Frosh team would beat the
perennial winners this year. This is the spirit of every intramural outfit,
so play should be fast nnd rugged.        '
But, to put the whole thing in a nutshell, the whole program depends
on you. It's yours to run, and yours in which to participate. The governing body, the Intramural Committee, which includes one member from
each team, makes all the decisions.
The program is designed for the average student, the fellow who
wants to learn the game, and then wants to play for the fun and enjoyment
he gets out of it. But enjoyment isn't the only reward. You might win
a cup or trophy, and sometimes, as in the case of the cross country, you
might take a place on a Varsity team.
So much for the sermon. But to finish off, here's a well-worn phrase
on this Campus which fits in well here too. "Tuum Est" Yes, it's up
to you.   What are YOU going to do with YOUR intramural program.


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