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The Ubyssey Nov 10, 1945

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 Players Arrange Three One-Act Shows ForlProduction Next Week
THIS PAST WEEK presumably spent
its evenings studying or going to football
games, those old faithfuls, the Players Club
hopefuls, prepared their annual fall plays.
Last Wednesday night another old faithful,
the UBYSSEY photographer, devoted his
time to catching and snapping the Mummers
at work readying one of the plays which
they will offer to students and public on
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
nights next week.
Pictured above are scenes from the lead
play, "Altar Piece", a drama dealing with
the persecution of the Jews in 15th century
Follow the pictures from left to right as
we give you a running commentary on
what's going on in those shots above this
description.   On the left, lead man Murray
Sager proclaims his Intentions to female
lead Lois Shaw. Next In line we find Art
Alexander gripping thc heroine even more
Intently. In the centre shot, Director John
Wlckhnm Barnes, himself In the centre of a
group of Players Clubbers, grimly outlines
directions for the scene. Barnes is a prominent man in local CBC productions.
Next in line we find a typical medieval
mob scene with the local Inhabitants ruslilng
like mad about thc streets.
The result of all this mobbing around
apparently turns out to be mass murder.
Another actor from Emanuel Levy's prize
play, Val Stewart, ls pointing to the aftereffects of the tarnage In that picture on the
Note the feminine star Lola Shaw chooses
not to wear shoes in the rehearsals. She
told us that she was merely trying to get
used to walking about that rough stage in
those ancient slippers which she'll wear next
For further Information, read Lee Gidney's
"Week-end Review and Preview" on page
•   UBC's ATHLETES move into the limelight here on the
campus this weekend, starting this afternoon at 2:30
with the  Western  Canada  Inter-Collegiate  football  final
against the University of Alberta Golden Bears.
Taking a 19-15 lead in the three game series for the Hardy
Cup by virtue of a thrilling 19-3 victory at Capilano Stadium
Wednesday night, the Thunderbird gridders will be out to
bring the trophy back to the campus for the first time since.
1939 when UBC last competed.	
Basketball takes over at 8 o'clock
tonight as the Thunderbird cagers
open the 1M5-46 Inter-collegiate
season by playing host to Western
Washington College. Sandy Robertson, popular captain of the 'Bird
hoopers, will be back in action
when the opening whistle blows.
The whole sports day ia due to
wind up with a colorful dance in
the UBC Armoury, sponsored by
the men's Big Block Club. They're
calling it "The Lettermen's Limp".
Dancing will be from 9 till 12.
The Jokers' Club, rapidly becoming the most colorful group on
the campus, Is looking after arrangements to supply plenty of
excitement at all three of the
events,—even if it snows.
Maury Van Vliet, who moved to
the University of Alberta last
summer, will be out to stop the
Thunderbird grid heroes in tiie
Stadium this afternoon, for he's
coaching the Golden Bears.
The basketball feature is only
the first of a series of inter-collegiate hoop battles to be presented
here pt the UBC gym this fall.
The Thunderbirds tackle the University of Oregon Webfoots next
Friday and Saturday nights in a
two-game stand, and meet Washington and Washington State in
Western Washington will have a
strong 15-man crew here tonight,
headed by lanky Jack Graham,
former local hooper who graduated
from King Edward High School
three years ago. This is Jack's
second year with the Vikings, and
he'll be captain of the Bellingham
Both grid and hoop enthusiasts
will get a chance to meet all the
Alberta and UBC football players
and the Western Washington and
UBC basketball players at "The
Lettermen's Limp."   after the cage
IRC Display Acts
As Urge To Join
• A LIBRARY display of the
most recent books and pamphlets on word affairs wiil be presented next week by the International Relations club through the
courtesy of the librarian, Dr.
Lamb, and the reference department.
Occupying the map table near
the reference desk, the books will
be brought up from the IRC car-
rells in order to introduce them to
the students. It has alvvay., been
the object of the club lo have
.students make as mucn use of
their books as possible, but manv
stud nt.s haw complained I hat they
(iid not kn >w the extent or quality
of   the   library's   volumes.
The week of display will e.ive
.Mudents an oportuiety to p ruse
tae bonks, an 1 to d. iid- whether
they wnu'd like in tda mi: club
le.emb  rshin.
Kickoff time this afternoon is
2:30 in the Stadium; tipoff time
tonight is 8 o'clock in the gym;
and dancing is from 9 till 12 in the
Gatepost Scores
On Brock Plaque
•   BROCK HALL will soon have
its promised plaque.
"We are very glad that Gatepost
brought this matter to our attention," commented Allan Ainsworth,
AMS president, "and we intend
to install the plaque as soon as
Actually, a functioning committee was set up in April, 1940, but
differences of opinion as to the
wording of the inscription and
position of the plaque occurred
and the matter was never finally
Ainsworth has investigated the
minutes and reports of this committee, and plans to contact the
members of the faculty who were
on it and ascertain the details of
the situation.
It happened, also, that the Brock
was opened In February so that
the current council, with only two
months left, confronted with the
huge task of purchasing the furnishings, "had to leave the plaque in
the hands of the incoming council.
However, at the next council
meeting a new committee, will be
chosen so that Gatepost may rest
at ease.
Allan Ainsworth asserted, "I am
sure that the faculty will be glad
to co-operate. It is unfortunate
that the memory of Dean and Mrs.
Brock has so long been neglected.
Fall Ball Pep
Meet On Tuesday
•   TOMMY    FISHER    will    be
master of ceremonies at a four
act Fell Ball pepmeet to be held
Tuesday noon in  the auditorium.
A parade of king candidates,
Keith McDonald, Bill Laudrum,
Bob Lewis, Bill McKay and Herb
Capozzi, accompanied by four
maids-in-waiting, Paddy Brown,
Pat Drope, Dianne Reid, and Gae
Vosper, will open the pepmeet.
For Act Two, Dave McClelland
nnd  his  orchestra  will   play   four
top tunes.
Five mystery-packed minutes of
drama will be presented by over
fifty Jokers in Act Throe.
The concluding act will feature
Oeorrie Baldwin, brought back by
popular demand, restating the skit
v. bieb was presented so sueee.ss-
fullv   last  vein .
vol. xxvin
No. 20
Pari. Vetoes FROSH WEEK ADVOCATED Brock Lounge
Franchise      FOR EUROPEAN LEADERS Ma-tanged
• THAT THE voting age in Do-
• minion and provincial elections be lowered to 18 years, failed
to pass last Thursday's Mock Parliament sitting.
Harriet Hochman, prime minister, pointed out that V-J day was
made possible largely by youths
averaging from eighteen to twenty
years of age.
"If a person Is old enough to
fight, surely that person must be
old enough to vote," she stated.
"Saskatchewan and tha State of
Georgia have already led thc way
in giving franchise to youth, 30
why should we not follow."
Joan Fraser, opposition leader,
emphasiz:d that "doj-; and girls"
of this age group were not responsible enough in thought tp exercise  their  franchise.
"At this tinu youth >s not yet
ready to accept their responsibilities," she said.
• ELECTION of three new
members to the executive of
the Commerce Undergraduate Society Thursday noon completed its
organization for 1945-46.
Those chosen were; Hugh Gordon, vice-president; Bob Morris,
treasurer; and Barbara Campbell,
CUS prexy George Pierson had
been previously elected.
Before the voting took place,
Prof. E. H. Morrow, head of the
department of Commerce, emphasized the importance of support
from CUS members for its executive because CUS must work very
closely with the Commerce department.
H? pointed out that apart from
its functions ;is an undergraduate
society, CUS has a great responsibility in helping his department
in maintaining and carrying out
the downtown contacts which
eventually mean jobs for Commerce grads.
"With more than 500 students
now working towards a B. Com.
degree, our work In securing jobs
for graduates will be more important than ever", he said.
President George Pierson announced that the CUS executive
is now busy working out plans for
range the Commerce Dance, ten-
Dr. Ormsby Opens
IRC Charter Talks
• DR. MARGARET Ormsby will
open the first meeting of the
IRC discussion group on the Unit-
-d Nations Charter witn a general discus-ion of its more imp r-
tent aspcts.
Tais iiveting-, held at noon Tues-
eay in Arts D(i. is open lo an;. -
< n,' inleasted in joinim; th.; International Relations C\ ib or taking  part  in a study  group,
•   "FRESHMAN  initiation"  for some  European  leaders
would do a lot to insure world peace, according to Dean
F. N. Clement, head of the faculty of Agriculture.
Dean Clement has just returned
from the Foods and Agriculture
Organization conference In Montreal where he was Canadian secretary of the marketing committee.
The industrialization, of the poor
nations snd fair distribution of
commodities will do much to prevent another war( according to the
''One main problem in Europe
today is transportation. There is
surplus food in Denmark which
must be held there till transportation is solved," h? said.
Thc FAO will provide an overall .survey of members of the
United Nations to discover theU
resources. They will blso send
technical committees of experts to
advise backward countries on the
lest methods of developing them.
One example of the system of
exchange already operating between thc United Nations came
from Brazil delegates to the conference. In addition to their duties at Montreal they arranged for
1000 Brazilllan boys and girls U
attend colleges In the United
The dean pointed out that although the FAO worked in close
co-operation with UNRRA it is
not a relief organization but a
separate organization which will
outlast UNRRA as a committee of
the United Nations Organization.
"Th... conference was built on
the ide i that this is a world of
abundance, against the r.lcl idea
of prevailing scarcity," said the
• UPHOLSTERY in the main
lounge of the Brock will be
ruined if students persist in bringing in dripping raincoats and
umbrellas contrary to the rules.
Now that the bad weather haa
come the AMS must insist that
students take their outdoor clothing downstairs to the cloakrooms.
Another complaint is that students are hanging wet coats over
the stair rails and staining the
walls with the dripping water.
Allan Ainsworth, AMS President,
emphasized that the upholstery
had been cleaned this summer at
considerable trouble and expense
but that already it was beginning
to show signs of abuse.
He regretted that unless students
co-operated, it would be necessary
to confiscate their student passes
and place the offenders in the
hands of the Discipline Committee.
"Whites Cause
G.G.S. DEPLORES RETURN   ?lues„Downfair
•   "DON'T SWALLOW these things!"
This was Dr. G. G. Sedgewick's reaction to John Green's
UBYSSEY article regarding Japanese-Canadians, when he
addressed a Wednesday meeting in Arts 100, sponsored by
the Student Christian Movement.
"I think Mr. Green's article is
most unfortunate," Dr. Sedgewick
continued. "It contributes to the
further establishment of prejudice."
"If I remember Mr. Green's
article, it said that the money from
the sale of Japanese property is
to be returned. I have made enquiries. I have heard that Japanese property was sold at terribly
low prices."
"The selling of the property was
totally unnecessary, un-British, and
even illegal. If it is true, a great
injustice has been done."
The Informal speech was given
in the usual Sedgewick manner,
thc English department heud slowly pacing up and down before thc
table, frequently taking off his
glasses and placing his hands
gently atop his head.
"Mr. Green said that the Japanese settled in strategic areas," Dr.
Sedgewick told his audience, "but
lo say that they settled there deliberately is nonsense."
"It was racial prejudice which
took the Japanese out of here and
put them in tho interior," Dr.
Sedgewick claimed. "No doubt
some were disloyal . . . but the
danger of invasion was even more
acute on the east coast where there
were hundreds of thousands of
Germans, and the Bunds.
"In a large number some are
bound to be disloyal," he continued.    "You allow  10,0(1') people on
the  deck  of  the  Implacable,  for
example,  and  things  get  stolen."
Then  came  one  of the  speaker's
typical Shakespearian asides: "As
far as I know, none of them were
"Racial prejudice against the
Japanese-Canadians is a dangerous,
vicious, poisonous thing, but it is
held by thousands of reasonable,
otherwise good people. It was prejudice which took the Japanese
cut of here and put them back in
the Interior.
"Obviously, send back those disloyal and unnaturalized. But it
would be something to make one
ashamed of one's own people to
deny the others the right to return to where their interests and
affections are."
"Sending them back to Japan,
as a normal proposition, is revolting."
• THE CURRENT scrie- of Radio Society broadcasts will begin Saturday, November 10, at A
pin. over CBC with the first program . entitled "The mien pho io
Goes   to  College."
The s lies will be produced in
ti-e downtown .studios of CBR an I
broadcast over the Pacifi-: Regional
• IT WAS only through the influence of the white man that
blues music ever came to be vulgar
or suggestive.
This is the view of Alex Cowie,
Jazz Society treasurer, guest
speaker at the Thursday noon program of the Jazz Society.
Cowie touched upon the blues
as a form of music similar to Negro
He stressed the value of improvisation by the vocalist in a
recording of "One and Two Blues"
by Bessie Smith, pointing out that,
from its inception, this type of
music was intended to be sung.
Among other selections featured
on the turntable were recordings
by Jimmy Wade, Louis Armstrong,
and Jelly Roll Morton.
The music of Duke Ellington will
be high-lighted at next Thursday's
meeting of the Society.
—Photos by Bob Steiner
Fall Plays
• CAMPUS entertainment next
week will feature the annual
fall productions of UBC's longest-
established active student organization, the Players' Club.
Invitation to view their three
one-act plays comes as the Club's
Christmas present to undergraduates. Performances for students
will be given on Wednesday and
Thursday evenings, with the curtain rising at 7:15.
All students may receive tickets
for these evenings by flashing their
AMS passes to the club members
who will be on duty ln the Quad
box office at noon today, Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday, or as
long as the supply lasts.
The plays will be presented to
the paying public on Friday and
Saturday evenings. Student attendance at those performances is
by invitation only.
Three types of plays have been
chosen. Altar Piece is a drama,
Orange Blossoms, a comedy, and
The Rain Maker, an experimental
Theater Production. Students are
requested by Jim Argue, business
manager, to remember the amount
of work put into these plays by
both director and cast and to give
them a fair chance to put over
what they are doing. New members of the club have been given
parts to assist in choosing the cast
for the main production after
Following are the casts for the
Orange Blossoms:
Norma Bloom, Gerry Webb,
Audrey Blanchard, Neil Wilson,
Shirley Mackenzie, Helen Wood,
Hilda Halpin. Mrs. Chanteris directing, assisted by George Baldwin.
Bernie Reid, Arnold Watson, Ned
Larsen, Nancy Davidson, Dick
Newman, Strowan Robertson, Vivian Latsoudes, John Darling, Miss
Dorothy Somerset directing, assisted by Nancy Bruce.
Murray Sager, Lois Shaw, Art
Alexander, Verene Maurer, Bill
Wickham Barnes directing, assisted by Gerry Williamson.
•    MOCK Parliament's first post-war elections will take
place Thursday, 12:30, Arts 100.    All votes will come
from the audience and party leaders will not be allowed to
cast ballots.
The various parties have not yet
prepared their platforms. However, leaders were elected during
last Tuesday's party caucus meetings.
Grant Living.'tone, returned serviceman, lends UBC's strongest
party, the Progressive Conservatives. Bob Harwood. CCF, Harry
Castillou, Liberals and Jim Martin
Labour Progressive.
Unofficial reports claim that
Dave Williams is leader of a new
or;.,nni:'.ation. the Retnu'n. s .\v,.
Fl ou'essives.
Six minutes are allotted for each
party to present their policies. A
general vote is then taken and the
victors will lead this fall's Mock
The 45 scats will be alotted according to the number of votes
polled by each political organization.
As    the    university
will    lie
closed   Monday   there
will   be
uo   fbyssey  Tuesday .
Too bad. THE UBYSSEY, Saturday, November 10, 1945, Page 2
There Should Be A Law
It's high time there was a law against
people who think that the front of a streetcar
is in dead centre. Students are complaining
bitterly that they are often late for lectures
every morning because they can't sardine
their way into the back of a streetcar when
they can see perfectly well thai the front
is only partially filled.
Although the indignant claims of many
Point Grey housewives to the general theme
that students push, prod, and monopolize
seating space, are slightly biased, there is
hardly a commuting student in the whole
university who will voluntarily surge to the
front of the streetcar without a great deal
of pressure from behind.
Before You Leap
Fraternities being what they are, an
important though unofficial part of campus
life, and sometimes highly controversial part,
they would seem to merit discussion in this
space. First year students particularly
might do well to consider the fraternity system in all its aspects before making up their
minds whether or not the system deserves
their personal support. Let them not join
in haste and in ignorance.
When one of the Greek letter societies
gives you the glad hand during the rushing
and probationary or pledge period, the members of the fraternity are looking you over.
They want to get acquainted with you, to
learn if you will fit into their particular
group. They are trying to discover whether
or not you have anything to contribute to
their organization, to see if your ideas are
harmonious with theirs. You are placed on
exhibition, and you will be judged, then accepted or rejected as a member.
The pledge should realize at this time
that he is also in a position to pass judgment,
judgment on the principles of the fraternity
in question and on the individual members
of the local chapter with whom he will be
closely associated. The pledge should be
every bit as circumspect about joining the
fraternity as are the members about permitting him to do so. If he is not, he may
discover when it is too late that the fraternity does not measure up to his own standards.
Ask to see the constitution of the fraternity. Read it. Read it twice. Find out,
:for one thing, what restrictions exist regarding membership. Unfortunately, some
fraternities admit only those undergraduates
in a certain racial group. If this is the case
Even the pithy little slogans leering
from the front of B.C. Electric trolleys to
the effect that the last commuter up to the
front is an honorary bottleneck, don't seem
to be making any impression on the university lines these days, perhaps because they're
at the front of the streetcar where no one
can see them.
Our only solution is that the trolleys
will have to do a sudden change of pace and
run backwards or else students will have
a more sudden change of heart and pack the
front of streetcars solid.
Otherwise morning lecture-missers will
be moving to the front of the class with BAC
degrees after Christmas.
in the organization which is wooing you,
ask yourself how you feel about such limitations. And remember always that your signature to the membership application automatically gives your sanction to the constitution.
If you are forbidden access to the constitution on grounds of secrecy be liberal in
plying the fraternity executives with questions.  Ask them about restrictions.
Even those fraternities which have no
racial barriers in the official sense do tend
to confine their membership to a narrow
group, glossing over the prejudice question
by raising minor and flimsy reasons for
their limitations.
Remember that the fraternity's prime
function is social. It is a close-knit organization of individuals concerned largely with
itself and the welfare of its own members.
As a group, the fraternity has little to offer
non-members, takes no official part in university life on this campus. There are things
to be said for friendships fostered within the
group, for members living in the house inevitably form stronger ties of friendship than
do undergraduates living together even in
a residence. There is opportunity for discussion with members from diverse faculties
and colleges.
It can be argued that fraternities foster
class distinction, drawn along racial and
monetary lines, that they are a breeding
ground for snobbishness and an outmoded
pseudo-aristocracy. All these things are defensible allegations. But when the fraternity
system is accepted by the initiate, he accepts
it in its entirety and should realize this before his initiation leap. He can't leap back!
—Reprinted from the Toronto "Varsity".
eased a little, so that I've been able to
slip from under the fat boy who's been
sitting on my lap in chemistry and thereby
lighten the load for the small chap whose
gallant knee has borne our combined weight
for the past six weeks, it is- perhaps timely
to review our status quo. (Readers of this
column who have no status quo will be relieved to learn that the Book Store has
ordered 5000, expected tentatively to arrive
in the spring of 1952.)
Latest figures from the Registrar's office,
discovered in a suicide note of one of the
staff, reveal that 5700 students have registered for this session. Of these roughly 80%
are people, the remainder being made up of
freshmen, former RCAF discips, and little
men who came out to work on the huts but
somehow got sucked into the powerful up-
draft of higher education.
Despite emergency measures, reliable
sources report that there are English 9
students, crowded back into the gods of Arts
100, who still haven't seen Dr. Sedgewick.
The same sources report that this is jake
with Dr. Sedgewick.
"I ain't actually seen him," admits Kathy
Slotch, English Honours student, "but I hear
him quite frequent, when the wind is right."
Similarly, people in Physics 1 continue to
be shoved out the windows by sheer weight
of electrical'engineers, and instructors are
only gradually becoming accustomed to
seeing the same person enter the classroom
several times during a lecture.
Conditions are rapidly improving in the
Caf, however, where there have been several
•cases   recently   of  people   ordering  coffee,
being served, and drinking the coffee, all in
the same day.   This is exciting news indeed.
The situation seems well under control,
in fact, everywhere but in the Library.
There things remain critical. Dr. Kaye
Lamb has been reluctantly obliged to admit
that merely fitting the librarians with jet
propulsion has failed to meet the demand.
And with the shadow of exams driving into
the Library more and more students who
were at first frightened of the commissionaire or Ihe card catalogue, obtaining a seat
in the great hall has taken on the primitive
charm of musical chairs, with predators
circling tables watching for the slightest
sign of somebody rising to leave.
Only the other clay, for instance, while
sitting  at  a   table  I  made  the  mistake  of
closing my book. I never knew what hit
me. When I came to on the floor, my chair
had been taken and someone was thrusting
into my hand what he considered a fair
price for the book.
More insidious, however, was a discovery
I made while in the Library's stacks, a discovery suggesting the staff has taken into its
own hands the reduction of the clientele. I
was browsing around on the lowest and
gloomiest floor, tracking down a rare vellum
of Thome Smith, when I came upon a section of carrell that had recently been sealed
up with books. As I was about to pass this
I suddenly heard faint knockings on the
opposite side. My blood ran cold, causing
my radiator to start steaming. I stopped to
listen more closely. Almost immediately a
sinister stackman appeared at my elbow,
obviously fresh out of a secret panel.
"Looking for something?" he asked, with
an evil smile that bared his fangs sufficiently
for me to see that the poison sacs had not
been removed.
"Who've you got sealed up behind this set
of Kaufmeyer's 'Principles of Sex for Beginners, with Simplified Keyboard'?" I
His eyes narrowed.
"Who are you?" he purred softly, as I
scratched him under the chin. I flashed my
"I'm from the Department."
"No, Animal Husbandry," I murmured,
stooping to pick up the bus tickets fallen
from my wallet. "Now, who've you got behind these books?"
The stackman glanced around furtively,
then whispered:
"It's the third vice-president of thd Jokers.
He asked to be sealed up till 1947. Part of
his initiation.   His mother knows about it."
With that the stackman scuttled away, but
I strongly suspected the truth of his story.
Besides, I have since heard the ominous
humming of machinery behind the first floor
wall, and I've seen librarians carrying
trussed-up freshmen hurry through a mysterious door, to emerge later with buckets of
heavy green fluid which they hand to workmen, who hastily slap the fluid on huts.
Frankly, I don't like the lock of it. I'm
going down into the stacies again, by George;
if you don't hear from me in a couple of
weeks, send for the cops.
• Beauty-On-The-Sp#t
•    I WELCOME this opportunity to raise for discussion a
pertinent  problem  that  faces  the  university  graduates
of today.
In the emergency which existed during the war. Ottawa
became the Mecca for many lines of scientific and academic
endeavour through the medium of the Civil Service, Uie
National Research Council, and such governmental agencies
as the National Film Board and the Wartime Information
The war has shown conclusively
that the young university graduates employed in these bureaux
can apply their education, be it
technical or academic for the
benefit of the country as a whole,
and the Canadian Civil Service has
been acclaimed throughout the
world lor its contribution to the
successful prosecution of the war.
The younjj men and women in
thc service of the government who
produced Canada's unparalleled
documentary films, who helped
give Canada the most stable war
finance system of all the United
Nations, who aided in the development of the use of atomic power,
feel, in a great majority of cases,
that with the coming of the peace
their moral obligation to assist in
this country's efforts has ended,
and are engaged in a mass exodus
tc tho United States. The college
graduate almost without exception,
looks to the south for opportunities
which he feels may not be afforded
him by his remaining in Canada.
This migration from Canada
offers a two-fold threat. First,
many of these young people are
leaving Canada to accept positions
in American industry that are more
remunerative, but serve in the final
analysis to fetter the fertile imaginations which have contributed so
much to Canada and her war
They are in the main accepting
routine jobs for the more lucrative
income offered. Secondly, the
government agencies, by their outmoded policy with regard to
opportunity and advancement, are
stifling those, who, by reason of
their accomplishments, might make
tho ( voice of Canada heard
throughout the world as a leader
in peacetime pursuits. These
people of talent and imagination
cannot be expected to remain in
the government service under such
This situation is indeed a deplorable one, for in Canada there
arc all the resources that could
make it a welcome spot for talent
to aggregate, be it scientific,
sociological, or academic The
personnel with high educational
qualifications and experience
should be induced to remain in
Canada to assist in the development of the potentialities which
the country possesses.
The solution? Mine is a humble
suggestion, offered with the hope
that it may reach sympathetic ears.
It would appear to be in the very
best interest of the Canadian
Government to look into its Civil
Service and reorganize it so that
it may best serve existing circumstances, to offer university graduates the type of opportunity they
are at present forced to seek across
the line. In so doing the talents
and Initiative of the Canadian
University Alumnae would be
utilized to the best advantage of
•   NEXT   WEEK'S    Beauty-on-
the-Spot will be Jackie Robinson.   Her article must be In the
Pub office by one p.m. Thursday.
People Being What They Are
• I NOTICED only recently in
my favourite campus newspaper (mailed or otherwise) that
some Parliamentary Forumites
participated in one of Canada's
national pastimes—berating the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Poor old CBC! Every time som%-
body fe Is like picking a fight he
figures his helpless opponent may
as well be the CBC.
Well, here goes another defense.
I've got no axes to grind and no
job to preserve.   I'm merely inter-
* *
• ADMITTEDLY the CBC constitutes Canada's only network.
But considering the scattered population   of  our   country   and   the
tremendous line cru..ges involved
in network opera*on, I fail to sec
how pi iv ito enterprise could build
up any better .system. Government-run radio s:enis t.j be, at
!i;'Fl for tl.e. present, tiie ideal for
Surely our publishing houses
and the.ires have not be.n subjected to fiovernment competition,
yet Canada still lacks a real national magazine—and she has still
* *
• WE CANADIANS are prone to
tear   down   what  we   do  have
that is worthwhile. Just because
we don't have 130 million citizens
doesn't mean wc don't have some
pretty good things on a smaller
seal.'. And just because wc do
have 12 million doesn't mean wc
can hope to produce a Radio City
or a Hollywood.
When one contemplates the sordid shambles that American private enterprise has left cf the mo •
tion picture—an invention that
could have done -is much for man
a.s the printing press—then one
wonders if government control  in
* *
• I'D BE THE LAST to deny
that the great American networks give us some magnificent
entertainment too, but wc sometimes have to pay a horrible price
for it.
The corporation is probably the
great.st .'ingle influence working
today towards Canadian unity. It
.; one of the really few national
I'd be the last to defend its vvoik
on that ground if I thought it
weir jingoistic. To my nuiul the
CBC is ni rely trying to bring
(■nt  the  best  that is  in  Canadians'.
ested in good radio production.
We should judge a thing on its
apparent results.
Most of the corporation's attackers ( choose that ugly word
"monopoly" as their jumping off
point. Vet, while we hear thase
same people sing the p-aises of
commerci il radio, we don't hear
them mention the monopoly that
the private stations and networks
seem to be doing their best to
preserve—namely, tha monopoly of
bad taste.
t;i produce her first feature movie.
Certainly as long as economic factors are illowed free play, talented Canadians will flock *o earn a
big living in the Yankee Colossus.
But that condition is not restricted
to the radio world.
There's room for both government network and private radio.
Advertising has its plaev on the
air, and to its credit the- CBC ;s
getting the better advertising on
its networks. I'm afraid the mark
has been overstepped on ihe relatively uncontrolled private stations.
such matters may not be the answer. C inteol would not be justified if it meant simply that the
CBC is a propaganda ag.nt for
the powers that be. Even our leftist friends don't seriously claim
Surely : nyone who spends much
time listening t> the sin ting commercials, ovcr-sexed sob sisters,
lotion-spawned loudmouth com-
nientato'S, end even commercialized morning prayers, can hardly
fail to deny the truth of my
previous remark about bad taste
on the part of the private ..tations
and networks. '
•     *
There couldn't be a much more
worthy  aim than that.
Our national radio is doing a
pretty good job under pretty tough
conditions, especially considering
the public opposition worked up by
private interests. At least the
CBC's radio productions achieve
entertainment and information with
a  dignified tine.
And if life is worth living at all.
i» mu ;t be lived with ;•!. least a
little   dignity.
If you don't think my praises
are justified, give a listen to CBR
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•Week-end  Review
And Preview By lee gidney
• LAST MONDAY, unprodded
by any editorial prod. I wandered up to the green-rooir. to get
,iomo preview low-(low:; on the
Christmas Plays, Thi.3, I would
like to record for any future
wander-uppers, was a mistake, i
was immediately surrounded by
any number of characters, all of
them presumably left over from a
rehearsal of scenes of Dostoevsky's
• THE LAST, I'm afraid ,1s destined to join a certain Chopin
Polonaise in haunting my memory's halls with its nead tucked
oondernedth its arm. Though,
personally, I don't belicvo he exists. And on the purely pragmatic
denotative basis: "There is Williamson," I still have to be shown.
At any rate I quitted the precincts of that room where they
certainly "annihilate all that's
made    to    a    particularly    green
• BUT  I  CANNOT myself see
why n "new member" should
be considered to be more at home
and less likely to stop in mid-play
and start chewing the scenery in
a bad one-act play than in a good
three-act play. You do get more
short parts in three one-act plays
and with the Christmas Exams
rearing their ugly heads into view
the amount of rehearsing devolving on any one person should be
• "THE     RAINMAKER"     was
written "under the terms  of
the Alberta Folklore and Local
History Project" and Is what is
meant when you speak of the Experimental Theatre and the sort of
thing I've mentioned as being
done in Russia. It is seriously
written and in the characters of
old "Sam" and the negro boy
"Jody" there is a hint of the humanly rueful spectator who usually points-your-view in Clifford
Odets'  plays.   The only thing I
*    *
• THIS CANNOT be  seriously
claimed for the second play,
"Orange Blossom," which has some
of the coyest, goddam' stage-directions I have ever read. You
should watch for a radio-phonograph described as "seeming to be
shouting 'Hire-purchase' even
when turned off." That I don't
see, and hear. These little bits of
whimsy don't, fortunately, get into the dialogue, which plods a
fairly pedestrian way through
what its author subtitled 'a cautionary comedy.'   It may or may
"The Idiot." After an unreasonable amount of what might pass
for light persiflage in a granite-
quarry, I managed to dig out a
few scattered facts and departed
with certain phrases hanging in
my head—"The tradition of the
Christmas plays is of course. . . .''
"Do you want the names of the
assistant-directors . . ." "Williamson. Williamson. Williamson. . . ."
thought in a peculiar green shade."
This last with adequate apologies
to Andrew Marvell.
The tradition of the Christmas
Plays is of course—it might as well
be stated—that of using new members to give them experience in
acting, assistant-directing, property-gathering and scene-shifting.
Tills is, equally of course, a reasonable business since the new
members eventually get to be the
old members who put on the
Spring plays.
*    *
considered. I And that 1 will settle for some good one-act plays.
The Player's Club Is putting on
"The Rainmaker" by Gwen Pharis,
"Orange Blossom" by Philip
Johnson, and the "Altar Piece" by
Emmanuel Levy. Owing to the
strange will-o-the-wisp existence
led by this Williamson character I
was unable to get a copy of the
last-named, but I read my way
through the first two.
would take some uncomfortable
exception to Is the use in parts of
a semi-stylized chorus. From the
notes on the copy I saw, this part
is being cut, and wisely, I think.
Even T. S. Eliot's "Family Reunion" didn't quite work as theatre of today in the scenes where
characters turned from being
themselves into a sort of commentator-chorus on themselves. But
despite this "The Rainmaker" has
definite claims to existence and
*    *
not have a cautionary effect on
any of you who are thinking of
marriage, but I rather think it
should have had a cautionary
effect on the play-selection committee who chose it. Tho sturdy
citizen may object that it is good
clean fun. And he's damn right.
• LAST MINUTE notes: The
Kenneth Spencer Concert Is on
Thursday, November 15, a I the
Strand theatre, and Elmore Philpott Is officially opening thc new
show "B.C. At Work" at the Art
Gallery on the 14th.
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• THE FIRST car parade since
the beginning of the war took
place Wednesday night when the
Joker sponsored caravan roared
through city streets to the Hardy
Cup gam; at Capilano Stadium.
The Jokers' custom built orchestra, The Barefoot Five, jarred
lethargic citizens along thc parade
route as they gave out with "Dark
Town Strutters' Ball" and "Hail
Over 40 Jokers vehicles participated in the parade, which proceeded from Connaught Park along
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Granville and then up Grcnville
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Each member will be given a
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include admittance.
All those interested arc requested
to attend a meeting in tho stadium
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• NETWORK RADIO broadcasting is no longer only a job
for professionals. On November 12, four Eastern Pennsylvania colleges will join their student-run campus stations
in a permanent wire hookup.
This direct link will transmit a continuous exchange of
important lectures, debates, music, and sports between
Swarthmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and the University of
Pennsylvania System.
The IBS also includes campus stations at Harvard, Yale,
Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Williams, Union, Cornell,
Bucknell, University of Virginia, Alabama, and Stephens.
Establishment of the hookup was
•   LETTERS   To   The   Editor     (Everybody's Doing It)
' predicted six months ago by the
first college network broadcast,
linking twelve IBS member stations
for an hour-long program celebrating the San Francisco United
Nations ^Conference. The broadcast originated at the campus
station of Columbia University in
New York, and was carried to the
other colleges over 500 miles of
wire. Student engineers insist no
"first" network offering was ever
so technically flawless.
Before the war, college stations
were going on the air from Maine
to California. Special wired-radio
transmission systems confined their
broadcasts to the college campus.
In these stations, student actors,
engineers, writers, announcers,
musicians, and sound effects men
are now receiving invaluable radio
experience. Many of them have
carried college degrees and college
radio experience with them into
the broadcasting Industry.
The Intercollegiate Broadcasting
System, a non-profit organization,
links all these stations, and is cooperatively administered by its
members from its offices at 507
Fifth Avenue in New York. It
offers complete technical and programming advice by mail, and personally through its field representative. When the new college radio
workshop meets the proper standards, it is offered membership in
the organization.
Hams Plan UBC
Radio Station
•   UBC WILL HAVE its own radio   station   operating  in the
near future, according to Ralph
Gordon, secretary of the newly
formed Amateur Radio Operators'
frie club has received a $250
grant from the AMS for the purchase of equipment. In addition,
It will have the use of a transmitter to be loaned by the Physics
Editors of the Ubyssey:
This is from one who, like
''Slightly Irritated" was interested
in Miss McKenzie's article on tha
"Faith-less" mass at UBC I agree
with Mac heartily and wish to
back her up in her views,
I  ask "Slightly Irritated"  this—
"If people like Mac, who still believe in at least a little standard,
were not to tell us where our moraj
standards are and also where they
should be—(she didn't say "acceptable to Our Father") how long
would it be before we would have
forgotten the meaning of the word
"morals"? And how many just
change the wording of the words
spoken by Jesus to suit themselves
and say "Neither do I condemn
myself but go and sin more."?
Have you heard of n disease
which is at present on the loose in
Poland? And have you also heard
of the American pre-war Isolationist cry "it can't happen here"
—but it did.
Dear Madam:
A word to these clowns: : : yes,
female ones too, who insist on
walking all over the lawns. There
are rather extensive cement sidewalks, meant to be walked on.
They cost the university a lot of
money too; but no, let's use the
beautiful lawns and grounds.
After all, they are only for appearance, but by cutting all the
comers we can save ourselves
about   30  seconds  to  and   from
classes, and at thc trifling cost of
ruining said lawns so they have
to be re-grassed next upring. The
point I am driving at is that our
university is an exceedingly pretty
place, well landscaped, and I personally am in favor of doing our
best to keep it that way ... So,
let's put some sharpshooters out
for these "corner-cutters".
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madame:
Every so often your paper comes
out with a deliciously ridiculous
article. Saturday, Nov. 3's issue
brought succour to my pangs of
anticipation, thanks to Mr. Ferry's
frantic beating about the bush on
the subject of fraternities.
Granted "that man has a yen to
get together with his fellows and
form clubs.".. In likening fraternities to the Player's Club, the Musical Society, and, lo and behold!,
the whole Engineering, Mr. Ferry
leaves the heart of the bush un-
The Player's Club has one common interest and aim, the production of phys. Membership ln the
club depends upon one's ability In
either the acting or technical departments of the drama. The
Mussoc has a common interest,
Membership in the society depends upon ability in the various
aspects of musical production.
Qualifications for membership in
the Applied Science faculty consist in having the necessary subjects and inclination for enrollment
in that faculty.
Qualifications for membership in
a fraternity? Hush! Hush! (There
i.s a "general understanding" about
such matters, don't you know?)
Aims and common interests of
fraternity brothers? To "get together with people of one's own
choice" for the mutual edification
of one's character,- or something.
It would be ridiculous to suggest
that all the members of one fraternity are even mildly congenial.
Indeed, to secure this aim let me
advise the fraternities to avail
themselves of some of the very
fine ability and interest tests which
have been recently put out.
Each Greek organization can decide where its Interests and abilities
lie, and can choose its members
from the results shown by these
tests, which will be administered
to the candidates during the
rushing season.
We ridicule many of the secret
Medieval Orders, and wonder how
people in "those days" could have
been so childish as to conceal
everything because they had nothing to conceal!
How about it, fraternities? Have
you any aims or purposes which
would not better be served by
clubs formed avowedly for those
aims and purposes?
The defense rests (fitfully)
found wltat make* tne"Planet* move
[s <t boy Isaac Newton (1642-1727) built a
clock, a mechanical carriage, and dreamed oj
sailing through the air. One oj the, most
brilliant mathematicians oj all time, he
discovered thc binomial theorem and the
elements of the dijjerential and integral
calculus, lie studied the heavens, carried on
exficriwenfi in optics and color, and built a
ref'e'-.'or t>-h>cope. Observing an apple jail
jront a I rec in his mother's garden, he began
top'ituleron the attraction oj mass to mass, and
so evolved the theory that the law oj gravity
governs the whole universe.
Just as a falling apple suggested to Newton
a line of research which had far-reaching
results, so such things as a broken gear, a
worn-out grinding plate or a burnt-out
heating element have started industrial
scientists on researches which have saved
thousands of dollars to users of a great
variety of products.
Research on Nickel has helped industry in
scores of ways to save money by using
Nickel and <ts alloys. That meant more
Nickel could be produced and sold fro*-
Canadian minr--
Now, as after the first World War, International Nickel is continuing to co-operate in
research in order to find new uses and
markets for Canadian Nickel.
The information collected by International
Nickel from the whole field of metal research is available at all times to Canadian
engineers, designers and metallurgists.
Thus will science and industry, working
together, build a wider use of Canadian
Nickel so that still more benefits will come
to Canada.
r^QltOH **S'**CH
•   TODAY IS SPORTS DAY at the University.
Sharing the sportlight are two inter-collegiate tilts. This
afternoon at 2:30 the Thunderbirds gridders meet the Alberta
Golden Bears in the third and final game of the Hardy Cup
series. The 'Birds pack a 19-15 lead into today's game by
virtue of their 19-3 victory Wednesday night.
The Thunderbirds basketeers take over at 8 o'clock when
they entertain Lappy Lappenbusch's* Western Washington
Vikings in the Varsity Gym. Following the hoop game the
gridders and basketballers will be on show at "The Letter-
man's Limp" at the Brock.
• BACKFIELD STAR NEEDS BACKFIELD STARS — Maury Van Vliet, former back-
field star with the University of Oregon Webfoots and the Vancouver Bulldogs, will have
a few headaches this afternoon when his Alberta Bears attempt to hold off the Thunderbirds
and get back at least five points in order to remain in possession of the Hardy Cup. Maury
was short of backfielders when the team came west, and the UBC gridders didn't help
matters any when they crushed the Bears Wednesday night and injured four of the Golden
•   WOE TO THE Alberta Oolden
Already understaffed due to five
players being unable to make the
coast trip, Maury Van Vliet, Alberta coach had more troubles
heaped on his shoulders after
Wednesday night's game when
three of his backfield stars suffered
cracked ribs and another aggravated an old injury.
Mickey Hajash suffered a,cracked rib early in the game, Paddy
Wescott picked his up a little later on and Bob Freeze did them
both one better by getting two of
his braces cracked. Jack Perry,
regular quarterback aggravated a
knee Injury suffered in Edmonton
last Saturday and will miss today'-i
game. The other three will play,
but only because Van Vliet has no
It has even been suggested that
Maury take over one of the back-
field positions himself. The lost
time he played was in 1940 when
he starred for the Vancouver All-
Star Bulldogs when they played
Calgary Bronka in an exhibition
game in Vancouver. In his college days Van Vliet played in the
University of Oregon baekfleld.
The Albertans held a workout
Thursday afternoon on the upper
field. Van Vliet concentrated on
screen plays in an effort to take
advantage of fhe loose line form
ation which the 'Birds employ on
the defence.
On the other hand, UBC came
off with only one injury, a possible broken nose suffered by Bert
Horwood near the end of the game.
Otherwise the 'Birds are in great
shape and are favourites to bring
the Hardy Cup to the campus for
the first time since 1939.
They lead 19-15 In the three
games, total point series. Alberta
took the first game in F.dmonton
two weeks ago, blanking the 'Birds
12-0. but UBC came right back
Wednesday night with a stunning
19-3 victory.
The big three in the Thunderbird backfield, Reg Clarkson, Phil
Guman and Rex Wilson, are all in
good shape and will carry the
brunt of the UBC offensive. Cen-
terman BUI Macintosh hurt his
hand in the game but it is nothing
serious and he will be ready to
the time is 2:30. The place,
Varsity Stadium. Tickets will be
sold at the gate upon presentation
cf student pass cards and 35 cents.
Out at Brockton Point two of
the university rugger squads will
be featured. In the opener UBC
meets the cellar-dwelling Ex-
Britannia fifteen while Varsity
attempts to take over the league
leadership, at least temporarily
when they hook up with Rowing
Club in the feature. On Monday
Varsity Vets play Meralomas in
the piece de resistance of the
Varsity should move up the soccer ladder this afternoon when they,
meet the Savoys at Kerrisdale
Park. UBC plays hosts to Coquitlam at Prince Edward Park to
round Off the men's sports.
On the Women's side, three grass
hockey teams will play. Varsity
meets ex-North Van squad at
Memorial Park. UBC plays Normal at Connaught Park in the
opener while Thirds meet ex-Kits
in the feature.
A Vancouver product, Jack
Graham, six feet four inches of
him, will lead the Western Washington squad onto the campus tonight. He is this season's captain
and will play the pivot spot.
A couple of faces that will be
familiar to local sport fans are
those of Jimmy Gilday and Nick
Zender, both of whom played in
Vancouver last season with the
Bellingham Bells baseball nine.
Sandy Robertson heads the list
of players returning from last season. Others include Ole Bakken,
Reg Clarkson, both of whom are
playing football Nin the afternoon
and will probably be used sparingly, Ron Weber, and Pat McOeer.
Several former stars who are back
on the campus after service In the
various forces include Hunk Henderson, Harry Kermode, Harry
Franklin, Gordie Sykes and Art
Johnson. Ritchie Nicol, former
Victoria Dominoe star will round
cut the 11 man squad.
•   JACK McKERCHER,  popular UBC rugger star, has been awarded
the Flying Officer Reverend George Pringle Bursary, it was announced
from President MacKenzie's office Thursday.
A fifth year student in Forestry, Jack obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree this spring.
Although he's a fine rugger player, Jack has that same quiet quality
for which thc late George Pringle was noted. Last season he captained
the McKechnie Cup Championship Thunderbird fifteen, and was prominent
in all sports activities on the campus as a member of the Men's Athletic
Directorate, an executive position which he still holds.
Jack was also honored last year when he was presented with the BAbby
Gaul Memorial Trophy for athletic distinction.
The George Pringle Memorial Bursary, one of the most cherished awards
at UBC, is made possible through a fund endowed by friends and
associates of the late Flying Officer Reverend George Pringle, outstanding
UBC athlete and student.   ,
• "FROM the University? Oh,
really?" exclaimed Faith Bacon,
whose body, incidentally, is billed
as the most beautiful in the world,
as we introduced ourselves backstage at the Beacon (children under
sixteen not allowed). While we
stood there, awed and speechless,
her charming manager, Miss Gorst,
invited us to catch the show before
the interview. Having seen the
show only three times before, we
did not have to be begged to see it
After watching the exciting show,
we tripped over each other in our
rush backstage. While Miss Bacon
was conferring with the owner of
the theatre, we exchanged a few
interesting words with Miss Gorst,
who has been Miss Bacon's manager for the past two years.
Finally we wore shown into Miss
Bacon's dressing room where she
was relaxing after a strenuous
show. Everything we had planned
to say -was forgotten. As we groped
for words, Faith (as she is known
to her friends,— and we bow) put
us at case immediately by her
charm ini;   personality.
Our lir-t query concerned the
oi i; in   of  t'.io  dance.    Contrary   to
popular versions of the old story,
the dsuice was not based on the
tribal dances of some native group
from the South Sea Isles, but was
developed to evade the blue laws
of New York State concerning art
and vulgarity. By law in New
York, an act is art if the performer
stands still while displaying her
body, but becomes vulgar should
even a finger move!
One sucessful attempt at evasion
of the law was to place Miss Bacon
(nude, of course) on the back of
a moving horse on a revolving
stage. However, this method did
not allow Faith to display her
dancing ability or her b-b-b-body
from all angles.
So in conjunction with Earl Carrol (of Vanities fame) for his
Eighth Revue, she evolved a dance
requiring the use of two fans. Miss
E'acon actually remained stationary
while showing her body but was
covered by her fans (genooinc
'strieh plumes, too!) while moving,
thus creating an optical illusion
(what an illusion!i
However, the local gendarmes
couldn't see the bare facts and
she wa.s brought before a Grand
Jury.    Faith performed her dance
in the court-room and what could
the Jury do? Natchally, she was
exonerated. And that is the story
of the fan-cy dress dance.
Turning to her manager, we
asked about the relative appreci-
ativeness of American and Canadian audiences of Miss Bacon's presentation. According to Miss Gorst,
Canadian audiences are much more
receptive. (Psychological explanation?)
In the realm of music, Faith's
favorite composer is "Sibelius and
more Sibelius!!" When asked concerning the present revival of cowboy music in the States, she remarked that "some cowboy music
lifts one's spirit".
Faith is starting a ballet school
in Berkeley, Cal., her home. She
intends to see it well started with
competent teachers and then to
return to tours.
She has no small interest in
Universities, since her grandfather
was one of the five co-founders of
the University, of California in
Berkeley. It Was he who donated
$50,000 and three life size statues
of Grecian beauties (au naturalle,
i .itch). These .statues are now
creatills'! a little furore in California
.:s to their eventual disposition on
the  University  grounds.
Faith was born into a very
wealthy California family. She
travelled abroad with her sister.
When Faith was thirteen, financial
reverses occurred, and (to quote
again) "having a beautiful body
and face, and the ability to dance,
I went on the stage."
Faith's foremost hobby is shooting. (Back, boys! She's a crack
shot!) She related with glee how
the guards at a prison where she
was playing were defeated by her
crack marksmanship in a shooting
Asked her opinion of BC, Faith
remarked that she would like to
buy one of our islands. We told
her she wasn't the only one. Incidentally, Vancouver is the only
Canadian city that has seen Faith's
Although we were reluctant to
leave the magic aura (dat's what
we sai^l,— aura) of a star's dressing room (especially Miss Bacon's)
we could not think of any more
questions to ask. Also, it has
been whispered that it is not polite
to sit staring avidly, mouth agape,
at any-body, even Faith's. So,
after the third round of handshakes
all around, we said "Vale!" (being!
collitch kids l to two of the swelle.st
people these reporters have met
for a lung time.
Senior B Cagers
Down Dowlings
• VARSITY Senior B hoopers
eked out a narrow 35-32 victory over Dowlings at King Edward Gym Thursday night.
Paced by Ken Butchart and Willy Henderson, who each sank eight
points ,the Varsity quintet led all
the way but just managed to hold
off a fast closing Dowling five.
VARSITY-Butchart 8, Henderson 8, Holmes 5, Straignt 6, Hos-
kins 4, MacDowell. Total 35.
DOWL1NGS-M. Dowling 3, T.
Dowling 2, Rose 9, Williamson 6,
Elinor, Jenkins 10,   Total 32.
Tues.    —Kappa Sigma vs Jokers
Tues —Lambda vs
Phi Kappa Sigma
Wed. -Alpha Delta Phi vs VCF
Wed.  —Zeta Beta Tau vs
Phi Kappa PI
Thurs. —Psi Upsilon vs
Smelter City
Tues. - 12:30 - Phi Kappa Pi vs
Zeta Beta Tau
Tues. — 12:30 — Smelter City vs
Phi Delta Theta
Tues. — 7:00 — Jokers vs UCL
Tues. - 7:00 - ATC vs VCF
Tuea. — 7:30 — Aggies vs
Beta Theta PI
Tues. — 7:30 — Engineers vs Kats
Thurs. — noon — Fijis vs
Psi Upsilon
Thurs. — noon — Mu Phi vs
' Ex-Army
• TWO-SPORT BAKKEN—Ole Bakken will be working
hard for the Blue and Gold today. He starts in this afternoon as a substitute end on the Thunderbird grid squad, plays
pivotman for the cagers tonight, and winds up the day as
one of the lettermen at "The Lettermen's Limp." He is president of the MAD in his spare time.
You gals on the campus wear suits or
just skirts most of the time. In either
case you need lots of blouses to keep
looking crisp and dainty .... in a
tailored or frivolous fashion.
And we have those beloved Tooke
shirts, striped or plain, that are such
a vital part of a co-ed's mix-match
The blouses illustrated merely represent in part the wide selection the
Bay has in stock .... there are
spuns, rayon sheers, cottons, rayon
crepes, practically any fabric you
wish and in white or rainbow colors.
Blouses, Main Floor
Sportswear, Third Floor
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