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The Ubyssey Sep 29, 1945

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Vol. xxvin
No. 3
Radio Soc Waxes
Student Opinion
• STUDENTS who kept
their eyes open last
Monday may have noticed a
mike in the quad. For the
Frosh who were too dazed
to find out what it was all
about, here is the story.
For two hours the radio society
president, Bill Watts, conducted >
series of straightforward interviews. In all a half dozen transcriptions were made which will
probably be broadcast some time
in the future.
Councllmen, frosh,. ex-students,
and those who have been ln the
services gave a good cross section
of views. Many of those Interviewed have travelled all over the
world and have lots to tell about
if you can get them to talk.
Although the quad was full of
confusion, those interviewed had
definite ideas and hopes for tho
future. They all know why they
are out here and no-one more so
than the ex-servioamen.
The only unfortunate Incident
occurred when some joker knocked over the mike and almost stopped the whole business.
—Vancouver Sun photos by Art Jones.
Totem Needs
On Class Pix
• BECAUSE of the ex-
treme overcrowding, and
the resulting difficulty in
allowing adequate time for
the taking of class pictures
for the yearbook, the Totem
staff requests the co-operation of all students wishing
to have their pictures appear
in the Totem.
Despite increased enrollment of
students, the Totem must stick to
deadlines, and anyone wishing to
have his picture taken must sign
up on the lists in the quad under
his year and faculty, and KEEP
the appointment with the photographer.
Starting October first, the pictures of the Freshman class will
be taken, extending over a period
of approximately three weeks, so
that all Frosh are asked to put
thtlr names down immediately.
The cost of photographs will be
$1.50, for which the student will
have three poses, and he will receive a mounted copy of the pose
which he chooses as well as a
glossy print to appear in the
Organization meeting 12:30
Monday, Oct. 1. All attested members of the Unit are
required to attend. All
prospective members are in*
vited for interview.
H. M. Mcllroy,
Lt.-Cmdr. (S.B.)
Commanding Officer.
• FRESHMEN, why go to
Florida this winter?
See your nearest scienceman
for information on campus
bathing facilities. Several
frosh and, it's furtively admitted, several sciencemen
found the water in the lily
pond muddy but refreshing
Wednesday noon during
frosh initiation tussles.
Allan Ainsworth asks self-
discipline and sane co-operation.
•   THERE IS ANOTHER housing problem here on the
campus, though it has been temporarily relieved.   The
International Relations and the Social Problems Clubs are
looking for permanent quarters.
The Players' and   Music   clubs
•   FROSH, armed with their Tillicums and regalia, will
invade   the   Armoury  Monday   evening.    The   Frosh
Reception, which marks the climax of freshman initiation
week, will take place from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight,
October 1.
On    gaining    admittance,    the -
have kindly donated the use of
their "make-up" room in the
auditorium, for one month. The
room, however, was filled with
shelves, mirrors, a wash stand anj
the odor of grease paint.
So the executives of IRC and
SPC decided to renovate. They
r; moved the entire contents of the
room, leaving only the wash-
stand. In their place they have
put nall-kegs, bricks—anything to
sit on—and have covered them
with sacking to make them comfortable.
They expect to have accommodation for at least a dozen—Including   standing   room—in   these
quarters. However, they are on
the look-out for another and moro
permanent place to hold their
meetings, and If they can't find It
they will probably be pitching a
tent in the parking lot.
The renovation caused much
dismay and anger on the part of
the players and musicians. They
Immediately sent out riot squads
to AMS, the building superintendent and the executives of tho
other clubs. Discussions followed,
and the outcome was that the
renovation would be allowed to
stay for the month. It will then
be arranged in the original style.
freshmen will be received by the
members of the faculty and their
wives. President and Mrs. MacKenzie, Dean and Mrs. Buchanan,
Dean and Mrs. Firuayson, Dean
Clement, Dean Mawdsley, Dean
Curtis, and Mr. Gage, will be on
the receiving line. Dr. MacKenzie
will then welcome the members of
the freshman class.
Entertainment will be provided
by Dal Richards and his orchestra.
During the evening all Frosh will
drop their regalia and become full
members of the undergraduate
body. To make sure that everyone
has a good time stags are asked
not to come.
Special buses have bean nrrang
ed for 9:00 p.m. and midnight.
Everyone is asked to enter oy the
side door of the Armoury. Any
one who has not brought his Til •
licum with him must pay one dollar admission feo.
To celebrate the historic Cairn
Ceremony a huge cairn will hav:
a prominent position in the hall.
Mary Lou Jeffreys will take
charge of the (Wonitions.
• ONE of the most valuable aids to the full
enjoyment of university life is an active
participation in the clubs on the campus.
UBC is fortunate in having clubs of every
variety — musical, dramatic, scientific,
religious, debating, public speaking, and
clubs with particular interests.
A significant feature of UBC clubs is that
they are entirely operated by students. Only
in a few cases do adults give assistance to
clubs, when a long experience is necessary.
Students handle all organizational and
financial details.
There is an organization to meet every
taste, and every student should be able to
find a club which has a program suited to
his particular ability or interest. Most clubs
have an open membership, and will accept
any student who shows a real interest.
Others, however, are limited because there
is not enough work for all comers, or since1
they are concerned with a specialized or
technical subject.
There is no problem if you really want
to join a club — don't be afrpid to get in
touch with the ones you're  interested  in.
Clubs operate mainly through the AMS fees
you pay, so there need be no financial
worries for you.
Don't try to break the records for the
number of clubs you join — you'll be better
off if you concentrate your interest in a few
places, and you'll be a better club member.
Student activities are complementary to
studies. They give opportunities for intellectual and artistic development. Clubs help
you to mature, give you a chance for out-
of-class discussion, and provide you with
activities beyond the sphere of purely
academic pursuits.
Clubs provide relaxation, fun, and the
feeling of belonging to a group. They give
a new circle of friends, some with similar
outlooks, others with different outlooks.
With the return of peace, and the easing
of military training, we can hope to have a
broader, fuller club life this year. Take
your part.
For further information come to the "Club
Week Meeting", Monday at 12:30 in the
Auditorium, or to the LSE Registration
Bureau in the Quad starting to-day.
—Fred Lipsett
Protests Made
On Exorbitant
Rental Rates
By Mardee Dundas
•   PROTEST against "exorbitant room and rent rates"
being charged university students have been voiced to
the AMS housing registry this week by some student roomers.
Directness of the AMS housing
lists, Miss Margaret Patrick, reports that "although at least a
hundred people have answered the
university's plea for student accommodation and are charging
fair rents, there ar« a large number of landladies who seem to bo
Interested only in making as much
money out of the students as they
Outstanding example of overcharging stated by Miss Patrick
up to date was the attempt of one
landlady to charge a young married ex-serviceman with one child
$65 a month for two basement
rooms without board but with use
of the kitchen.
Taking the government allotment for married ex-serviceman
students with one child into consideration, this would mean that
only $27 of a $92 a month allowance would be left over for
transportation, books, clothing and
spending money.
Another incident brought to the
attention of the AMS registry was
the case of the out-of-tov,.. freshman who paid S&.S3 tor shaieo.
accommodation in a small basement room with breakfast and
dinner included.
"He  came in and told  us  that
he wasn't getting enough to eat
and was forced to pay extra at
meal time for a glass of milk,"
stated Miss Patrick. "He had to
buy food out on the campus and
finally decided to leave his boarding house without getting a refund
on his rent."
Wartime Prices and Trade Board
officials told the Ubyssey Friday
that although landladies are
forced to rent rooms and room
and board on a basis of their July
1, 1943 rent level, any person renting for the first time supplying
laundry facilities and food can
charge as much rent as they wish.
However "exorbitant" rents
can be lowered If interested parties
contact the rentals board and consequent appraisal Indicates that tho
rent is too high.
Board officials also stated that
"it ls impossible to set a rental
average for room* with and without board because all rooms have
varying degrees of value."
"Forty to fifty dollars a month
can be charged for comfortable
and modern lodging and three
satisfactory meals," stated one
Average price charged by landladies according to AMS registry
statistics is $37 to $40 for room,
including breakfast and dinner,
and $20 for board alone.
•   COMPLETION of a broadcasting studio in Brock Hall
has been announced by the Radio Society.   The installation of speech equipment will be complete toward the end
of the week, at which time voice auditions will begin.
This is seen by Bill Watts, presl •       ___________________
dent of the organization, as the
first step toward establishing the
university on a wide scale in tho
field of radio broadcasting.
Watts also points out that such
a development is of prime importance in bringing the university
Into the public eye.
Negotiations are under way to
provide programs wired from the
campus studio to the downtown
broadcasting stations.
In addition to the program of
popular music, "Music from Varsity," presented in continuation of
last year's series, many new programs are planned to take hill advantage of the Increased facilities.
Events of public Interest including sports, drama, music, and possibly the Mock Parliament may be
fed through local stations. Radio
Society plans also provide for a
series of plays in the campus
All students who are interested
in voice auditions, script writing,
programming, or program engineering are invited to enquire at
the men's executive room adjacent
to the AMS office In the Brock.
No experience is necessary.
• SORORITY TEAS for all girls
eligible for rushing begin next
week as announced by Phyllis
Grant, president of the Pan-Hellenic executive. In order of occurrence, they are:
Monday, Oct. 1—Delta Oamma
Tuesday, Oct. 2—Oamma Phi Beta
Wednesday, Oct. 3—
Kappa Alpha Theta
Thursday, Oct. 4-Alpha Phi '
Friday, Oct. 5—
Alpha Oamma Delta
Tuesday, Oct. 9—
Alpha Omlcron PI
Wednesday, Oct. 10—
Kappa Kappa Oamma
Thursday, Oct. 11—
Delta Phi Epsilon
Friday, Oct. 12—Alpha Delta Pi
Addresses of the homes, where
the teas will be held will be found
on Dawn Mawdsley's notice board.
October 12 is the date of the next
Rushing meeting to be held at
noon. The room will be announced
•   ONCE and for all the UBYSSEY is determined to prove,
or disprove, the old saying "Beautiful but dumb".
Each Saturday, starting October
6, we are going to put a certain
campus beauty on the apot. We
are going to find out if anything
Is perking underneath some of
those lovely locks on some of our
glamour gals around the campus.
1. Sslection of each beauty will
be made by the Saturday staff of
the Ubyssey.
2. The girl chosen will first be
notified by seeing the choice for
the following week listed in the
Saturday issue of the Ubyssey.
3. She will then be expected to
turn into the Pub office by 4:30
p.m. of the following Wednesday
her contribution to the '"Beauty
on the Spot" column. It should
be 300-400 words long and con b»
on any topic on which she hus
been doing any thinking, if any.
4. Her picture will be taken
and her, lovely face will appear
with her column.
5. If the beauty chosen neglect*
to turn in anything we shall not
be averse to running her picture
with a blank column beneath it.
So you see girls, you're really
going to be on the spot. We don't
feel we are taking a very great
risk in this venture because, judging from the past, UBC co-eds
are pretty good sports.
It should be lots of fun for
everyone. So turn to "Beauty on
the Spot" on pagi< two of next
Saturday's Ubyssey. Who knows,
this may be the beginning of some
beautiful careers.
PRESENT ANDREE BLAIS. The UBYSSEY, September 29, 1945, Page 2
A Housing Problem
The student housing shortage and response
of Vancouver householders who are discovering spare living space in their homes
in a fashion that would put the old magicians' rabbit and hat trick to shame, has been
a space-worthy story in newspaper headlines lately. But in some cases recently
brought to our attention the stories between
the headlines would make very interesting
reading for the Wartime Prices and Trade
Board rental division.
Several instances have been reported to
the AMS housing registry bureau of exorbitant rents being charged students, many
of whom are ex-servicemen on monthly
living allowances.
A large number of people seem to be
violating rental control laws by not having
rent set by an appraiser. Some are charging
prices that would bring stiff fines if they
were to be reported.
The post-war influx and resultant rush
for living accommodation has brought about
an inevitable tangle. Out-of-town students,
servicemen, and especially married couples
have been obliged to snatch whatever
housing accommodation they could get and
then calculate later if they could afford to
pay the rent. Ex-servicemen with a monthly
grant of from $80 to $90 as living allowance
are in a "tough spot" if they are forced to
pay as much as the $42.50 a month for
shared accommodation in a small unheated
basement room as reported this, week Books,
transportation, and clothes are as necessary
to the university student as housing.
The economic maxim that uncontrolled
prices can be raised when demand is great
doesn't follow through as far as student
housing is concerned. The era of the "silver
spoon in mouth" university student is passed.
Also, although there is control over rental
prices perhaps no control has been found as
difficult as this one to enforce. It is impossible to step into homes and investigate
conditions unless petitioned to do so by some
interested party.
It is true that the student housing flurry
has been th4 cause of complications. A great
many citizens who have stepped forward
and offered accommodation have been unaware of rent limits, and there has not been
a great deal of time in which to summon
However, there will always be people who
hold monetary profit higher than any other
value. The instance of a woman attempting
to charge a young ex-serviceman and his
wife $65 a month for two basement rooms
without board may be given as an example
and is a pretty poor commentary.
This editorial is not written with the
intention of leveling criticism at university
authorities, the AMS housing registry
bureau, or generous householders who are
almost literally pushing out the walls of
their homes in order to give some student
a chance at an education. They are deserving of heartfelt praise.
It is intended to inform students that no
matter how badly the need for accommodation, they do not have to pay exhorbitant
rents to unscrupulous people taking advantage of the housing crisis.
Greeks Versus Overcrowding
"Genial" Frank Underhill of the cafeteria
isn't so genial these days. And he has a
legitimate complaint to make. Definitely the
opposite of mute testimony is the cafeteria
which has taken on the permanent appearance of a nylon sale downtown,—but with
Mr. Underhill stated in Tuesday's Ubyssey
that "fraternities and sororities will not be
able to keep their tables in the cafeteria
during the rush hours, and members will
have to take their chances along with everyone else."
The greek letter societies should not
complain. His stand is reasonable and he
is actually granting a concession in allowing
them to keep their own separate tables at
all when over five thousand hungry students
have to find some place to eat at university
at least once a day.
Mr. Underhill sould have gone much
farther and said that there is no justification
for groups to pile lunches, books, and clothing on tables which they are accustomed to
frequent, in order to reserve them. The
season of shortages on the campus hasn't
quite come around to coat hooks, and lunches
aren't usually too heavy to carry around.
The cafeteria is no longer the place to store
locker residue or hold fraternity and sorority
meetings unless greek letter societies want
to pay rent for their tables. And the
proposition probably wouldn't interest the
cafeteria management.
No one objects when groups of friends
eat together in the cafeteria, but if they
continue to consider it their own privilege
to retain their eating and meeting space this
year there is bound to be some readjustment
Unfortunately an integral part of fraternity and sorority rushing consists in "inviting
a person down to the table". If fraternities
and sororities continue to carry out this
policy it will only be a matter of a few overcrowded years that the main impression and
drawing card of greek letter groups is that
they merely provide a place to eat your
• ED. NOTE-Take to the hills, kiddles, Jabez ls
back.  And In the flesh, too.   (That ls, Just about
as much as there ever was of it).
We take great pleasure in presenting the number
one 1943 column by the original Jabez, recently returned to the campus from service in the RCAF.
• HURRIEDLY   crossing   himself,   Mr.
Wood the Registrar, admits that there
are more than 1700 freshmen on the campus
this session. Moving in from the fields and
forests in search of a warm place to spend
the winter, these 1700 have so far defied all
their natural enemies, including sophomore?,
and a heavy spraying with DDT.
In some informed circles of the Admin
building it is even feared that the freshmen
are capable of autogenesis, dividing and
sub-dividing like amoeba and similar
elementary forms of life. This belief has
been strengthened by the discovery of
several specimens in the lily pond. The
danger is undoubtedly real.
Freshmen are most numerous in the quad,
where they mill around lowing at one
another during most of the daylight hours,
with the vague movement resulting from
knowing they are due for a lecture but not
knowing where the room is.
The whirlpool of hot frosh creates an ugly
hazard for anyone crossing from the Arts
building to the Caf. Yesterday, for instance,
I myself attempted this formerly simple
journey, only to be sucked by a fleshy tide
into Hut 3 for Biology I. I now have to
dissect a frog by next Friday. I also have to
dissect it standing up, (both of us standing
up — the frog and I). And I must catch my
own frog. I have not since attempted to
approach the Caf other than by tunneling
in under the kitchen.
Largely as a result of the infestation of
greenlings,   every   possible   room   on   the
campus has been requisitioned as a classroom. Poignant proof of this is offered by
a friend of mine who was in the Arts mens'
washroom the other morning, enjoying the
first chance to sit down in many hours, when
suddenly a stamping horde burst in upon
him — Section 35 of Math I, I believe he
said it was.
A large percentage of the freshmen are
busy building nests in the Cafeteria, where
their habit of eating every living green thing
has resulted in numerous cases of cannibalism. The situation in the Caf at present Ls
such that persons under five foot eight never
get to see any food at all. Yesterday noon i
lifted one little fellow up on my shoulders
for a look at some pieces of pie, barely
visible in the hazy distance. When I put
him down his eyes were shining. He
couldn't speak. He just started chewing on
an old chunk of leather upon which he had
sprinkled some salt, his face alight with the
wonder of one who has seen the Unattainable.
The surfeit of frosh has prompted many
professors to be particularly vehement in
their prelude to the first lecture of the term,
in which they describe vividly the horrors
of the course and their own delight, unjaded
by the years, in running recalcitrants
through with a red pencil. The bulkier the
body of students, the freer the instructor
feels to depict himself as an academic
Dracula, and unless the University hurries
the construction of mere buildings, we can
probably soon expect opening lecture scenes
such as this:
Professor sails into room proceeded by
two department assistants ohosen for mas-
siveness as well as marking ability who clear
a path for him with short volleys of Sten
(Continued on page 3)
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Issued every Tuesday, Thursday,
and   Saturday   by   the   Students'
Publication   Board   of   the   Alma
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Saturday Editor   Jock Ferry
Associate Sports Editor
Laurie Dyer'
• Shopping
with Mary Ann
• WITH THE hint of «utumn al.
ready ln the air, thoughts just
naturally turn to furs. And where
else could you get such beautiful
and durable furs as at the New
York Fur Co., 797 West Georgia.
Their sleek, rich looking furs combine beauty and lasting wear with
the trimness and action of a serviceman's uniform. The new freer
styles the New York Fur are featuring are superbly adaptable for
both impromptu or formal occasion—Wedding bells have been
ringing for the campus gals almost
constantly lately, with two Thetas,
an Alpha Phi, a Oamma Phi, and
an Alpha Oam getting the knot
tied. And not even one elopement
—You can put your fashion and
value trust in the New York Fur
company. You are cordially Invited to visit the store and inspect
the fine quality furs that are presented.
• WITH FALL well under way
and whiter "just   around   the
corner, girls; angora gloves with
matching scarves will be just the
thing to keep you warm and cosy
on the way to those early lectures.
The romance between the dark
dapper Zete and the petite Theta
which was alternately off and on
last year, is definitely on the
rocks. She is reportedly being seen
tete-a-teting with the 42-43 frosh
president, who has recently returned to the campus from the
airforce, while said Zete views
him with jealous eyes.
These gloves and scarves come
in an array of bright shades, so
you can mix them or match them
with your winter costumes. Prices
range from 11.95 up, and the place
is Wilson's Glove and Hosier..'
• THERE IS no need to tell the
smart co-ed that sterling silver
bangles are fashion-right this year.
So hie yourself down to Maison
Henri's today and gat in tune with
the times. . , Rumour has it that
last year's romance between the
tall glamorous Alpha Gam and
Beta's golf champ will culminate
at the city hall any day. . .
Speaking of dog collars, Maison
Henri is featuring them this year
with matching chain bracelets and
wedding ring earrings.
Definitely the thing for both
campus and more glamorous moments. These novelties will ba
found at 550 Granville St.
This Week the Library will be
open daily, except Saturday, from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday hours
will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Commencing Monday, October 1,
the library will be opon from 8
a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All students wishing to secure
stackroom permits should fill out
permit applications, which are
available at the Loan Desk in the
main Reading room.
Students desiring "A" or "B"
permits must interview Miss Lanning, who will be in room "B" (off
main hallway), daily from Monday, October 1, to Friday, October
5, from 2 to 3 p.m. Applications
for permits should be rilled out
before interviewing Miss Lanning.
College Students
Younger Today
HAMILTON, N. Y. (UP) - The
college student of today averages
three and one-half years younger
than those of 40 years ago.
According to recently-found
flies, members of the class of 1909
Ht Colgate University averaged 2t
years of age upon their entrance
into college. The average Colgate
freshman to day is 17V4 years old.
Phrateres Entertain
Frosh Sunday
• FRESHETTES are to be special
week-end guests at a ,'tresid.1
social sponsored by Phrateres
womens' fireside Sunday. Tho
fireside will be followed by a
special church service at St. Andrew's Wesley church.
Girls who wish to be at firesides,
traditional welcoming teas held at
homes of Phrateres members, may
sign application forms today in the
south end of the Arts building
ground floor.
Higher Math
is intended primarily for
senior find graduate students who
have a keen interest in mathematics. As a general rule students
entering th3 club haye completed
or are taking Math 10 .
Meetings are held at the home*
of professors or memb:rs. Papers
are given and informal discussions
held on a wide range of mathematical topics.
President Michael Ozeroff cordially invites all intaiested students to attend the first meeting.
Hrs.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
Graphic Engineering Paper, Biology Paper
Loose Leaf Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink
and Drawing Instruments
Attention Frosh -
Starting Monday, October First, Frosh pictures will
be taken in the North West corner of the Gym from
9:00 to 4:00.   Sign up in the Quad NOW!!
The first parade of the Corps will be held on
Tuesday, 2nd October, 1945, at 6:30 p.m. (1830 hrs.),
in the Armoury.
All new students who have signified their
intentions of joining the Unit are expected to be
Students who were at-the University last year
and who are still on the strength of the Unit will
be required to turn out for this parade.
Those students who do not wish to continue
COTC Training must report to the Orderly Room
immediately and make arrangements for turning
in their clothing and equipment.
G. M. SHRUM, MM, Lt.Col.,
Commanding Officer
UBC Contingent, COTC The UYBSSEY, September 29, 1945, Page 3*
• THIS YEAR the Players' Club cordially invites you to
try out for its 35 acting and 6 technical vacant probationary memberships. Contrary to the opinion expressed in the
Tillicum, the club's full membership is 60 acting and 15
technical members, and 3 not 4, one-act plays are produced
in November.
To obtain acting membership:
1. Fill out the application form
to be found on the notice boards
in the Arts building and the Cafeteria, or better still get one at the
Green Room now. Hand them in
to the Green Room.
2. Learn your try-out part,
which may be obtained in the
Green Room now. Try-outs are
October 3.
To obtain technical membership.
1. Make application as above.
2. Show up for the appointment
you make'to be interviewed by
the stage manager. Your membership will be probationary for one
year, i.e. subject to cancellation at
Christmas or in the spring.
The club offers you:
1. Opportunity ta act in Chrlst-
. mas 'and spring plays, and at play-
2. Use of the Oreen Room.
3. The advantage of a restricted
membership which will enable
you to have the whole club sa
your personal friends and to become a part of its traditions.
The club will demand:
1. Your first allegiance, next to
your studies.
2. A reasonable amount of
3. That you keep the clubroom
You are most welcome to call at
tha Green Room In the southwest
corner of the auditorium building
for further information.
AlEE A Reality
To Science Types
• THE STUDENT branch of the
American Institute of Electrical Engineers is an organization
composed of fourth and fifth year
Electrical Engineering students.
The club aims to give members
experience in presenting and discussing technical papers and to
foster interest in the development
of the profession of electrical engineering. President for 1945-46 is
Ken L. Broe.
First meeting of this term is
scheduled for next Wednesday,
October 3, at 1:30, in Electrical 120.
Throughout the year the members make field trips to local
plants of special interest.
Students in third year Applied
Science are welcome at these
open to students who are taking third and fourth year psychology courses. Meetings are held
approximately twice each month.
Activities this year will Include
informal lectures, field trips, a
spiritualistic display and, if possible a demonstration of hypnotism.
Further information will be given to psychology classes.
Concert Ork Brings
Fine Music to UBC
• UNIVERSITY concert orchestra, Inaugurated on the campus last year, will continue its policy
of bringing good music to students
as performed and directed by thc
This year, under the sponsorship
of honorary president Dr. G. G.
Sedgewick, president Ericka Nalos,
and conductor Henning Jensen
plan to have a full symphony as
well as a string group. In addition
to visits to local high schools and
to Nanaimo and Chiliiwack, three
noon-hour concerts and an evening program are planned.
Any students playing instruments or interested in administrative work, should get an application in the quad and attend the
first meeting, October 4 at 12:30
in Arts 102.
Gliders Make Plans
For Power Jobs
and Soaring club, UBC's new
and active flying club will resume
activities this fall.
Efforts In the past have been
limited to the study of motorless
flight. In this regard the construction of two primary gliders is now
nearing compleUon. Through the
relaxing of wartime restrictions
the club hopes thin year to expand
into the field of light plane flying.
Meetings are held each week at
which numerous topics are dis-
cused and films shown. Notice of
the first meeting will be posted in
the quad.
Letters Club Finds
Joy in Literature
formed for the study and discussion of literature as a joy. The
club meets on alternate Tuesdays
during the academic year.
Papers are read by fourth year
students and discussed by the
club, one metting being set asidd
for the reading and discussion of
papers by any club member.
All students interested should
apply for membership during their
second year at the university.
Peter Ajello, president, announces that the first meeting will
be held October 9 at the home of
Mrs. W. Kaye Lambe, 2548 Wallace
Crescent, at eight p.m.
• A ¥EW copies of the 1945 Issue
of the UBC Totem may still be
bought at the AMS office. All
students who wish copies are
urged to go to the AMS office as
soon as possible as the numbers
are limited.
•   ARE   YOU   interested in the
outcome of the recent struggle?   What are the chances for a
lasting peace?
The International Relations club
Invites all who are Interested In
these and similar problems to become members of this world-wide
Bi-monthly meetings lor debute
and free discussion are an important part of the club's activities.
Returned men and women, who
have first hand information about
the international scene will be
especially welcome.
Membership in the IRC will give
you the opportunity to use the
club's extensive library of the
latest, most authoritative books on
international affairs.
Legion Plans Help
For ALL Veterans
• VARSITY'S newest organization, branch 72 of the Canadian
Legion, Is all set to carry on its
activities starting next week.
As the legion was formed only
in the year 1944-45, Its past functions were very limited. According
to president-elect Tony Greer, the
organization has lined up a very
extensive program for this term.
Early next week the Legion
plans to hold a mass meeting of
all returned men and women on
the campus to Inform them of the
plans which have already been
outlined in the Tillicum.
The Legion is organized for the
benefit of all returned personnel,
whether members or not. Arrangements are being made to get
a permanent office on the campus
through which all veterans' camp-
w problems, may be handled.
Further Information as to dates
and times of meetings will be pub.
lished In Tuesday's Ubyssey.
Newman Club Seeks
Catholic Students
a cordial invitation to all Catholic students to become members. The club meets at the
different members' homes, holda
a short business meeting, usually
followed by an address on educational or current events.
The program is sometimes varied
by a purely social evening.
First meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. Cruise, 4411 West
11th on Wednesday, October 3, at
8 p.m.
UBC Symphony
club was organized with the
intention of fostering an appreciation of good music among the
students. Three recorded noon-
hour concerts are arranged each
week, plus occasional talks by
authoritative speakers.
All who are interested are asked
to attend the first concert on Wednesday at 12:30 in the double committee room in Brock Hall.
(Continued  from  page   2)
gun fire. When he reaches his desk, the
assistants sidle to either door, ready to riddle
any late arrivals. As the class waits expectantly, the professor sets up a small
mortar on the lecture table, aims it at the
back row occupied by rugby stars, and fires.
The series of lectures is thus declared officially open. The professor waves away the
mortar, adjusts his pince-nez, and addresses
the class.
"You will hate this course," he says
briskly, booting a small student in the front
row in the shins. "But not, I trust* as much
as you will hate me.   I have every hope,
surveying your records and your faces, of
failing 75% of you. You, for instance, (he
points to a pimply-faced girl in the third
row), you will fail! (Pimply-faced girl rises
blubbering and stumbles out of room) and
furthermore .... Johnson, get that gum-
The Sten gun speaks curtly and the professor opens his book of notes.
"We are going to read first, as per Calendar, the Google edition of Frumple's 'Tale
of 37 Cities, Complete with Suburbs'. All
those who do not have the Google edition
will line up against the south wall, where
Mr. Johnson will continue the lecture . . ."
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•   ALL THOSE newcomers to varsity activity interested
in  debating,  plain  argueing or philibustering  should
attend the first meeting of the Parliamentary Forum on
Thursday of next week in Arts 100 at noon.
Featuring   frosh   debates,   Mc-       ——————————
Goun Cup debates with prairie
universities, two mock parliaments, and weekly debates, the
Forum will welcome f>ny enterprising would-be public speaker
into its open membership. That is,
all except Senator Bilbo.
Many more plans are in the
wind in order to make UBC's debating club rank well up with
those of all west coast universities,
says Hal Daykin, president.
The weekly debates enable two
epeakers to oppose each other on
some discussion leaving time for
members of the House to enter ln
the discussion.
To make the McGoun Cup debating team means a chance for
a free trip to another western
university. Held usually in the
spring, the tryouts are open to any
This year's honorary president
ia Prof. W. N. Sage, who will preside over the Mock Parliaments
and the opening meeting of the
Any timid Frosh with an Inclination towards this line of varsity
activity need have to fear of paralyzing experience. A few words
said Bt the end of a weekly debate
will suffice for a beginning.
The Forum's president, Hal
Daykin, will welcome any questions at the opening meeting next
Women Students
"Learn" to Speak
• THE WOMEN'S Public Speaking club is open to all women
on the campus. It's purpose is to
train co-eds in the art of public
speaking and to help them develop
poise and personality.
The agenda includes discussions
on various topics at which each
member expresses her own idea3.
A special course is given by >\
dramatics coach. During this
course the members learn the me.
chanlcs of speech and voice and
the art of speech preparation.
President Marguerite Byrnes announces that the first meeting will
be held Wednesday, October 3, at
12:30 in Arts 103.
Economists Talk
Current Problems
Will the person who accidentally
took the wrong raincoat from the
south cloak room In the Caf on or
after Monday September 24, kindly return it to the above mentioned place of phone KE 0525.
organized for the purpose
.discussing current economic problems   of   purely local or worldwide Interest.
First meeting will be held at the
home of the Honorary President,
Dr. Topping, 4613 West Sixth, next
Wednesday, October 3, at 8 p.m.
At this first gathering, Dr. Angus,
head of the department of economics, will be guest speaker... He
has recently returned from Ottawa.
At the regular meetings of the
club a paper is given by one of the
senior members on some economic
subject of special and often controversial Interest.
President of the society this year
is Marjorie Smith.
• THE MUSICAL SOCIETY, one of the biggest
clubs on the campus, is now
ready to accept new members. Anyone who can sing,
or thinks he can, or can
warble on a bazooka, or can
slap on make-up is welcome.
The Mussoc sponsors a number
of dances each year, including
formals and banquets.
An opera, occasionally Gilbert
and Sullivan, is produced in the
spring. Rehearsals are held once
in a while, pending the temperament of the director.
A general meeting will be held
on October 3, at 12:30 in Applied
Science 100. Everybody is welcome
who is interested. Free ice cream
will be distributed after the meeting.
A banquet Including excellent
food and some of the faculty will
be held In Brock Hall on October
10, at 6 p.m. An Infinitesimal fee
will be charged.
Come to room 207, auditorium,
Mech, Engineers
• MEMBERSHIP in the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers is limited to students
registered in or definitely intending to register in Mechanical
The UBC branch was founded In
1938 to acquaint students with the
profession as practised. During
the year papers are prassnted,
films shown, and field trips are
made to plants in the city.
Purely social activities lacking
the sobriety of technical meetings
are sometimes organized spontaneously for psychological reasons.
Varsity Romance
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•   AN almost unbelievable situation   was   brought   to   our
attention yesterday and It seems
that   something  should  be   done
about it, but fast.  It is almost unbelievable that with all the Interest built up in Vancouver high
schools in Canadian Football that
we can not get enough men out to
make up a team to represent the
University of British Columbia.
Many is tha
boy who has
dreamed    of
playing   f o v
the Blue and
Gold squad as
he      went
through high
school   practices and yet,
where are
they?    There
were no more
than twenty-
five  men  at
the last practice.   It is necessary
that at least sixty or seventy players turn out before teams can be
Surely It is not the lack of
coaches that has slowed down response to this popular sport. Greg
Kabat who Is certainly well-known
in Canadian and American football squads throughout Canada Is
taking on the coaching duties this
year. Needless to say, the turnout Is discouraging.
The proposed schedule Indicates
that the team will travel to Alberta
and Saskatchewan late In October.
Manitoba will not be playing this
The winner between the Alberta
and Saskatchewan teams w'll
journey back to Vancouver to play
two games here in early November.
Surely this, plus the competition
that can be obtained for exhibitions
provides an interesting year In
Canadian football.
The teams are also sorely In need
of managers. Although no one
seems to know much about the
responsibilities of the manager, the
Job is a good one. He Is granted
the privilege of travailing with the
team but he has work to do In the
organisation end of the bargain.
From now on it's up to you. To
give you another chance, coach
Kabat has called another practice
for 5:30 Monday. Let's not let
such a great game go without
representation at UBC. If there
are not enough men out Monday,
the whole thing will be called off. '
It's gotta be this or that.
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Test them for
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the points, see
how long it
takes to wear
them out.
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LUKE MOYLS, Sports Editor
Hoop Artists Come Back To Life
As Squads Prepare For Gala Year
• FULFILLING a coach's dream, Varsity's eager clan
turned out in great style Thursday to attend the season's
first general practice session. The freshman hoopla artists
were out there too, oozing plenty of confidence and trying to
make a big impression, stealing an admiring glance here and
there at the stellar names of the corporation who were
casually trying to sink the balloon from all over the court.
Coach Bob Osborne put his se
nior charges through their paces
in their third grilling of the year.
Somewhat partial observers had ic
that the outfit should suape up Into the best in years. Among these
basketball musketeers were seen
Sandy Robertson, Ole Bakken,
Bud McLeod,, Ronny Weber, Art
Johnson, Reg Clarkson, and Pat
McOeer, all boys who feature a
"razze dazzle" brand of play and
boast plenty of experience garnered from performing on last year's
topflight Thunderbird squad.
Herb Capozzi, Bob Hass and Fred
Bossons are also some lads in the'
know, having dribbled a ball
down the court for the 1944 Chiefs.
Of special interest are the veterans who traded ln the general issue
for a set of drapes, and who want
to get back on the court. Hunk
Henderson, Harry Kermode, Gordle
Sykes, Rich Nichol are some of
the gay blades whe wore Varsity
colours ln days of yore.
From this galaxy of stars who
are augmented by Chuck Peterson, a six foot seven inch Titan,
Red Ryan, Wright, Campbell and
Dave Hayward, Bob Osborne will
mould his two senior aggregations,
one entering city playdowns, the
others drawing a passport to the
States for inter-collegiate play.
Forty hopefuls were In action ln
tryouts for the Intermediate squads
which were strategically divided
into frosh and otherwise. Those
supple lads ln regalia, preened
around In rare fashion trying to
show the bleary-eyed sophs how
to Juggle a compressed sphere.
A few of the high school big
time operators who should make
some of the upper classmen look
to their laurels are Stovell, Girling MacKenzie, and Ken McLeod
who were notched on Doug Whittle's notebook. Pete McOeer, who
shares the coaching duties with
Mr. Whittle has taken over the
"Soph" section of the turnout.
Johnny Forsyth, a lanky pivotman from Magee, looks as if he
should fit as a bulwark of the
Intermediate B team, and this under eighteen armada ought to run
riot in the city.
Pucksters Parley
Proves Popular;
Prospects Perfect
• SPURRED ON by the influx
of prairie and interior students,
executives of Hockey, Inc., one of
the newer sports organizations on
the campus, have a big year
At a meeting held in the Arts
building Thursday, over 80 pucksters turned out. Among them
were fellows who have played in
all parts of Canada, from the Vancouver junior league to the Ottawa collegiate loop. The majority
of the pucksters are from the
prairies, though, with a goodly
number from the Interior of B.C.
Hockey, Inc. plans to enter a
team in the Vancouver commercial league and possibly another
in the junior bracket. So far no
coach has been appointed, but this
will be taken care of in the near
future. Practices will start simultaneously with the opening of the
Vancouver forum, about October
There are a number of leftovers
from last year's squad which played exhibition games with local
commercial teams. Included ia
the veterans are Jim Rowbridge,
Ted Taylor, Jack Varcoe, Bill
Buhlin, Reg Clarkson and Joe
Divoters Prepare
To Discover Path
Thru Sand-traps
• PROBLEMS OF flying divots
and smashed tees will be the
subject under discussion when all
dubs and divoters meet In Arts
204 on Wednesday, October 3, at
12:30 for the purpose of forming
the 1945-46 golf club. A rpecial
Invitation Is extended to all ex.
servicemen and frosh.
This year, the club has already
planned six tournaments. Thj
first will be the "faculty vs. students" which is always a big
drawing card. There is a possibility of obtaining a perpetual cup
for this tournament. So students,
come on and show the faculty how
it's done. (It's your only chanoa
to show them anything!!)
Also to ba held during the fall
is a club championship for men
and women. This is a closed
tournament for members only.
Winding up the autumn schedule is a mixed two-ball tourney.
By mixed, it means girls and boy*
are to play. All of which means
that girls are definitely wanted ln
the club.
In the spring, there will be a return match with the faculty, another club championship and finally, the UBC open tournament.
So-o-o-o, if you can hold a club
or see far enough to swing at a
ball, drop in to Arts 204 at 12:30
Wednesday for a litle "19th holing" or "why I didn't break par."
•   THERE will be a soccer practice at 1:30 Saturday afternoon
on the upper field.   All interested
are asked to turn out.
Changes Made
In Intramurals
is iterested in taking part in
the intra-mural setup may obtain
applicaUon forms from the pnysl-
cal education office on Monday. It
Is primarily necessary that an or-
ganiaztion have twenty-five active
members to take part in this setup.
However, any organization having less than twenty-five active
members may fill ln an application and bring it personally to th?
director of physical education
(men). If he feels that thsy will
be able to field an adequate team
at all times during the season, the
organization will probably be able
to take part in this intra-mural
* co-ed corner
• THINGS LOOK bright, yes,
very bright, for women'3
sports at UBC this year. The new
overhauled and streamlined physical education program promises to
be just the thing for a good postwar start.
New activities such as golf, riding, tumbling, fencing and swimming are big drawing cards, especially to upperclass worn3 n who
have struggled through the years
with little but badminton or keep-
fit classes to prevent them from
stiffening up completely.  -■
Basketball and grass hockey
should do well this year too, from
the looks of the number of top-
notchers in these Aelds who are
back to play for the Alma Mammy
again. Just a few of these are
Marj Watt, Irene Pearce, Jenny
Rodenchuck, Helen Matheson,
Lola Reid, Audrey McKim and
Mary Ann Norton.
Besides, we have something indeed new and unexpected in co-ed
classes In tumbling and apparatus.
These will be for men and women
who are advanced in this work,
and will feature activities such as
hand balancing and pyramid work.
Current plans are to work the
class up into a demonstration
Hoop Practice
Monday Noon
• THIS IS an appeal from one athlete to other athletes. It
is an appeal for Canadian Football.
Before University opened it was hoped by members of the
Men's Athletic Directorate that Canadian Football would
again take its proper place in the Athletic curriculum of this
University. With this hope in mind, tentative arrangements
were made with the Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan
to resume Hardy Cup competition this year.
Unfortunately, fate stepped in to trump our aces. When
the first Canadian Football practice was called only twenty
men turned out. At the second practice there were ten
more.   At the third practice there were only twenty five.
If the small turnouts were due to lack of publicity, then
this sport page will rectify that error. But if those turnouts
were due to the lack of athletic enthusiasm on the part of the
students — then it is with a tinge of regret that I, and many
others, must stand by and watch this sport, which has added
so much to our glory in the past, fade into obscurity for this
year and possibly for years to come.
As yet, we have not given up hope. We feel that the poor
turnouts could have resulted from the bustle and confusion
of our first week of lectures.
For this reason, we have called another practice for Monday night at 5:30 on the lower soccer field. If the turnout
at that practice is not sufficient, we shall not be able to field
a Canadian Football team this year.
Hoop Managers Needed
Before Season Can Open
• ANYONE WHO knows anything about the sports Ufe of
varsity knows that basketball
takes a great share of the sport-
light. Yea verily, it is looked upon
with  great interest  by  everyone.
But there is one thing that
everyone doesn't realize. Behind
every team Is a manager, the man
who does the work behind the
As everyone knows, this year
will be a great year ln hoopla
fields and before much organization can be done, managers must
be secured for about six teams.
' Now this manager's job is quito
a racket. Think of all the basketball games you can get into free,
and with the big expansion plans
for hoop this year, think of tho
hours you can spend in the plush
seated pullman cars travelling
with your team on their usual
holiday tours.
We feel we should tell you,
however, that this job Is not all
a lazy man's dream. There goes
with it a certain responsibility
and work which may well be expected.
Managers are needed, and needed badly, if all these potential
hoop stars are going to be organ-
ized into successful teams. So if
you are Interested In taking up
this worthy cause, please leavo
your name and experience with
Gardy Gardon In the gym or at
the publications sports desk.
• FRESHMEN on the hoof, ranging around 100 lbs. are now la
demand to cox UBC rowing crews.
Scullers will hold a general
meeting next Monday, 12:30 In Arts
204 to discuss their policy for the
coming year. Training barges
have been rented for those new
to the sport and rowing will commence Immediately.
With quite a few oarsmen back
from the services, crews are expected to carry away a great many
honours on the Pacific Coast this
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