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The Ubyssey Feb 1, 1944

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 Prexy Nominees
AMS Election This Wednesday
Dick Bibbs
Stu Porteous
• RED   CROSS   coffers
have  been  swelled  by
over $2,000 from the proceeds of the Greek Letter
Society's Red Cross Ball. The
net profit amounts to exactly
$2,766.87 and another $100
is expected to come in soon.
This amount is almost twice that
of last year's bail and will form
at least half of the AMS Red Cross
fund. Ticket sales amounted to
$2,024.50; raffle sales, $1,126.83; and
donations came to $904.60.
The orchid raffle brought in $51.65
and the pep meet contributed
Phyllis Pritchard, third - year
pre-med student, won the brown
squirrel fur coat donated by R.
J, Pop. Many lovely coeds wore
the fragile orchids of the Point
Orey Flower Shop which were
given as prizes in the orchid raffia.
Anne Bennett, Alpha Oamma
Delta, wore the gardenia crown of
the 1944 Red Cross Ball Queen
with Norma Fleming, Delta Oamma and Lorna Shields, Oamma Phi
Beta, serving as her maids of
The Red Cross Ball Committee,
under the direction of Anne Du
Moulin, went home with happy
headaches and the ball was considered a great success.
• APPLICATIONS for the position of next year's Director of
tne University Employment Bureau must be handed in to the
AMS office by Saturday, February 12,
Prospective applicants must
have initiative and a desire to
serve the students, and also a certain amount of foresight in order
to plan for a full time post-war
Bureau. Experience ln some occupation outside UBC is preferred
but is not absolutely necessary.
Duties of the Director are: 10
to manage the office efficiently
and to place as many students as
possiblt (2) To keep in close contact with downtown businessmen
and organizations.
The position entails an average
of two hours work a day. In addition to this it is expected that
the appointee (appointed by the
Student' Council) will spend some
time this year in the Bureau In order to acquaint himself with the
No. 28
ISS Letter Points Accusing Finger At Dirty Nine
Council Charged "Inefficient"
The Editor,
Dear Madam:
ISS has been sabotaged! Last
year the International Student
Service campaign was a complete
flop because of the fact that'mere
were too many other activities
going on during the drive. This
year the ISS committee made sure
that this would not happen again
(we thought).
Ihe first week of February was
booked three months ago and the
Student'a Council Office promised
faithfully that there would be no
other event of any sort all during
that week.
After three months of planning,
tha ISS committee announced its
program for the week. Everything was cut and dried and ready
to go—last year's terrible record
ot less than one and a half cents
per student would be blotted out
and UBC would be able to hold up
Its head again.
However,  with  leas  than  n
week to go and all the program
lined up, Student's Council suddenly realized that elections had
to come off during that week
(someone must have been thumbing through the constitution).
'Well, well," says CouncU, "you
should have realized that elections
were that week."
"We're very sorry, but we want
Monday for speeches and Wednesday for elections." (It seemed
that Dr. Shrum had somehow
booked the auditorium for Tuesday noon nour, so that was out
too.) Postponing the elections for
a week waa suggested, but the
Council thought that utterly redlc-
ulous—the constitution did not say
anything about postponing them,
and one had to abide by the constitution—that was final.
The thousands of students, some
of them from our own alma mater,
who are helped by ISS funds were
not even considered.
Council, it seems, is afraid of
criticism.   There haa been much
of it lately (—and rightly so, I
would tend to think—) and Council is agraid that if such an unorthodox thing as the postponing
of elections is done it will be
open to more criticism.
So, because our Council has no
"guts," UBC will, in all probab-
tllty, not redeem herself in the
manner we had hoped from her
terrible record of last year, and
more important, all those students
who are up against the cold
reality ot a barren prison camp
will have that much leas financial
All this because we have a council who cannot see beyond its
nose, and who has no sense of responsibility to anything that Is
really worth while and progressive.
This, of course, ls just the latest example of the shortsightedness of this year's Council.
Out of all this comes two points.
Firstly, be careful when you vote
on Wednesday, and ascondly, do
not shrug ISS off as Council has
done, saying as it has said that
elections or other things are morn
important. Because, damn It,
anyone with half a brain knows
that's a lot of rotl
We can't fiddle around with
tradition and red tape, etc., while
the rest of the world is burning,
while people are starving and dying and going slowly nuts because
there ls nothing else to do but
wander around a bleak, lonely
prison camp.
Perhaps if members of Council
had to live ln a prison camp for
three or four years, like Hunk
Henderson haa had to do, and
Uke thousands of other students
have had to do, they would not so
readily say, "We're sorry but
there is nothing we can do."
So there are two things to remember this week. Elect en efficient council for next year and
Harry L. Benny,
Chairman ISS Committee
Student Politicians Speak Wednesday
To Present
Party Lore
At Noon
The March Of Dollars Begins
Vancouver Sun Photo
THE MARCH OF DOLLARS in aid of student war"relief for the International Student
Service gets away to a good start as Bob Whyte makes His presentation to Jackie Phillips
of the Phrateres. Students stand in line to donate their dollars to this fund, being conducted
by Phrateres on the campus. From the left, Anne Du Moulin, Harry Penny form single file
to put their money into the collection box, while Joan Fischer supervises the draw.
International Student Service
Week Begins Today For UBC
•   THE SHAPE OF things to come will be previewed when
plus SEVEN GALLONS OF GAS is raffled off at the end
interest of world student relief.
The week's program also includes an auction and a penny
Tags sold at the end of the week will be numbered. These will
The purpose of the ISS fund is
to provide food, clothing; and textbooks for student prisoners of war,
internees and refugees.
60,000 BOOKS
Through headquarters in Geneva
more than 60,000 books had been
distributed to allied prisoners in
Germany and Italy. The ISS aids
students of occupied countries held
in work camps, Chinese and Greek
students suffering from malnutrition. It arranges for the distribution of examinations among British, American, and Canadian prisoners so that they may work for
their degrees.
High School students have also
received aid. With the cessation of
the automobile of the future
of the week by the ISS in the
drive which starts tomorrow,
be drawn for the raffle.
hostilities, the ISS Intends to concentrate on post-war relief for
ISS Week on the campus will
end with "Hunk Henderson Basketball Night" on Friday.
At 7:30 "Pat Bay Gremlins" will
appear against Varsity Thunderbirds ln the gym. At 9:00 a dance
will be held In the Brock, "The
Letterman's Limp" featuring Dave
McLellan's orchestra.
A Vancouver Committee of National ISS has been proposed to
supervise and provide a continuing
body of people to direct the work
of the ISS in Vancouver. It would
be made up of representatives of
grads, undergrads and high school
It would undertake to spread
information regarding ISS, to aid
students in areas disrupted by war,
to plan for student rehabilitation
in the post-war period.
Thus it is hoped that a permanent group will be provided which
will maintain interest and accumulate Information and experience
over a period of years. It would
be put at the disposal of the War
Aid Council and would work to
enlist the help of the people of
the community.
begin to blow at 12:30
Wednesday, when party
leaders for the coming Mock
Parliament will present their
platforms for the approval
of the voting public.
The election will take place at
the meeting in Arts 100. Ballots
will be distributed at the meeting,
and there will be no outside voting.
Pre-election statements from the
leaders of the parties contesting
the elections were as follows:
Les Raphael, Liberals: "The Liberal party stands, as always, for
natural evolution ot Canada aicng
well-establisned lines and in accordance with specific problems of
"Progress is necessary and forthcoming, but it will he a progress
strictly Canadian, and not patterned after an idealistic concept of
the socialist slate.
"We will endeavour to promote
and foster Canadian unity ln every
possible way so that Canada may
act effectively to preserve peace hi
the post war era In league with
other mutually sympathetic nations."
Jim Wilson, CCF. "The basis for
any post war international co-operation, economic or political,
should be the United Nations, and
not the British Commonwealth of
Nations. We shall endeavour to
inaugurate a progressive form of
decentralized socialism, and vigorously oppose all reactionary influences."
John Cowan, Progressive-Conservative. "The policy of the Progressive-Conservatives is the only
sound and logical, down-to-earth
policy in Canada today.
"It opposes the bureauocracy,
frustration, and negations of "King-
ism"; the naive socialism with its
shabby-genteel form . ^f "utopla-
planning" for Canada.
"The Progressive - Conseratlves
believe the British partnership
as against the quasi-united nations,
should be the nucleus of world
The Labour-Progressive party,
which is not to be represented In
the parliament urges their supporters to vote CCF.
Remember, the only way you
can express your opinion in' this
election is to attend the meeting
in Arts 100 at noon on Wednesday,
Bihhs and
In Contest
• WEDNESDAY, students
will go to the polls to decide who will be next year's
AMS president. The polls
will be open from 10 to 4
and will be located in the
foyer of the Auditorium.
This year there are only two
candidates, Dirk Bibbs and Stu
Porteous. Both students have had
executive experience. This past
year Bibbs has been serving on
the council as Junior Member.
He has also been active in McGoun Cup debates and the parliamentary Forum. Porteous is president of third year Arts and Secretary of the Commerce club.
Following are the platforms of
the candidates:
"The president of the Alma
Mater Society ln the coming year
will, with a new president at the
university, with the possibility of
the war's concluding, face problems not now seen. He must be
prepared to lead the society again
into the activities and Inter-col-
leglate competition of peace, or to
continue the curtailed activities of
wartime while ensuring that un*
expended revenue ls wisely set
aside for future needs.
Because the future is unsettled
and because the normal functions
of a president, which Include making a liberal return to the students
through economy in operating the
AMS, and fostering public food
will through sane handling of student affairs, cannot properly be
Included In a platform; I would
limit my platform, to three principles of immediate concern to the
1. Maintaining Aid Increasing student   control   over   student
3. Development of goodwill with
the administration.
3. Full co-operation with the
Alumni Association in their
attempts to have established
the Department of Phyaical
Education, increased bursaries
and campus residences.
"Ihe decision to fire the account*
ant should not have been taken
at a special meeting of the CouncU
in the middle of the summer with
only Ave of the nine members
present" said Stu Porteous.
"In view of the fact that the
Alma Mater Society is big business,
and the fact that the President and
Treasurer serve only one term It
is essential that there be a man
in the office with business background and accounting experience,
who will be there this year, next
year and the year after, who will
be able to offer assistance and advice to the president and treasurer
and who will be a link between
Because of the uncertainty of
war conditions Porteous didn't
wish to commit himself to any est
platform, but promised to campaign whole heartedly and enthusiastically for any worthwhile student enterprises.
Porteous felt that because of his
extensive executive experience,
his commerce training, his enthusiasm for this kind of work and because he would have a great deal
of time to devote to the job, that
he was the logical choice.
UBC Student
Non; Radio
O FROM a University student to
one of Canada's leading vocalists is the tremendous step that
has been taken by UBC's Greg
Miller, third year Arts student.
Before coming to UBC, Miller
had never sung, but, realising
great possibilities, the Varsity
Dance Band assisted him In dcvel-
oping an outstanding singing
voice. Long hours of practice
have continued since October, finally resulting In an enthusiastically-received appearance at a pep
Greg Miller is now singing with
Percy Harvey and the Golden
Strings in "Music From the Pacific" every Friday evening at
8:30 p.m. All Canada has welcomed this outstanding voice, as
fan mail from Halifax to Victoria
proves. Tuesday, February J^ VsALremnar
Page Two
From The Editor's P
en «« »
The ISS Drive
After a great deal of uncertainty that
sprang up last week, ISS Week did get off to
a start yesterday with a free tea dance in
Brock Hall. That tea dance is to be followed
with a full week of entertainment for the
It is to be remembered that the students-
are not required to pay for these activities.
They are presented more as a recompense
for donations to the ISS fund.
The committee in charge has set as an
objective the sum of one dollar from every
student. However, many students on the
campus do not know what the ISS is and
does, and so we feel that some explanation is
ISS stands for the International Student
Service. It is the organization which provides textbooks and studying supplies for
students who are held in prison camps in
enemy territory.
The fund is maintained by donations
from many organizations, most of them from
universities like ours.
Not only students, but professors who
are prisoners as well are served by the ISS.
It provides one means of occupying the
minds and the long hours spent in captivity
by our fellow students who are less fortunate
than ourselves.
Students who subscribe to the courses
offered by ISS may obtlin degrees and complete their courses if they have discontinued
their education to join the forces. Studying
allows a release from the monotony and
worry which attends the prison life.
Canadian universities in the East and
middle west have already held their ISS
drives and some of them raised as much as
two dollars and fifty cents from each student during the week's drive.  Last year,
UBC contributed the pitiful sum of $180—
this from a university of approximately 2,500
This year the War Aid Council resolved
to make up for last year's flop by collecting
one dollar from everyone. They began their
preparations for the events last November
and have carried them forward since that
time. Now they find at the last minute that
their plans must be changed.
The one drive of the year which should
interest students, as students, and which
may probably be of direct benefit to some
of our own friends is confronted with obstacles at the very beginning which may
well mean the failure of the drive.
Every student on the campus should
make a special effort to support the drive to
the best of his ability. It is unfortunate that
it follows so closely upon the Red Cross Ball
when most students gave as much as they
could afford to the Red Cross.
But there must be some money left in
the pockets of the people at UBC. We must
support this cause, because it is a worthy
one, and because we cannot let the other
universities of Canada feel that they are
carrying the burden, and that we in the
west refuse to acknowledge that there is a
need for student service.
One of Varsity's best-loved basketball players is at this moment oonfined in a
prison camp. A basketball game and dance
will be held in his honour during this week,
and it is hoped that all students who knew
him, or know of him, will turn out to these
events and donate their dollars to ensure
that he, and all the others like him will have
their Uvea brightened a little by the efforts
of the students of the university of British
The Red Cross Ball and affiliated events
were a tremendous success.
Despite the complaints of those people
who could not evade the conscientious raffle
ticket promoters and the high pressure salesmen of the dance tickets, students of UBC
and friends of UBC gave freely to the giant
Not only was more money added to thc
growing Red Cross Fund than ever before
by this one means, but also the students
were treated to better entertainment than
has before been presented.
The committee of fraternity men and
women who were responsible for the well-
planned program, and the efforts  of the
Council and the students combined to produce the best social event of the year.
It is to be hoped that future Red Cross
Balls will prove as successful as this one,
and that future drives on the campus will
be as well supported.
One means of testing the co-operation of
the students and their ability to subscribe
to every worthy cause which is promoted
on the campus is the present ISS Drive. If
we can make as great a success of this drive,
which in the first place has a much smaller
objective than the Red Cross Drive, we will
have proved to the public that university
students are not entirely oblivious to the
responsibilities which they, as students, may
What's Wrong With COTC Swontl...
Advance copy of editorial to appear in the January aa-tfer of The
Engineering Journal, the monthly publication of The Engineering Institute
ef Canada.
University students always find something about which to grumble,
but never has there been so widespread and so common complaint as that
about the Canadian Officers Training Corps. A visit with the students
in any university reveals that this is the first thing they are ready to
talk about.
- Tiie Institute's interest in this Ilea principally in the tact that
engineering students from practically every university have brought their
questions and complaints to its attention and have asked for assistance
in exposing conditions which they claim are unfair, unreasonable, and
wasteful of time and energy. The almoat unanimous agreement among
students of all universities indicates « state of affairs which requires
thoughtful consideration by the proper officials. Ihe opinion of members
of the staffs seems to support the complaints of the students.
The complaints are these:
(a) The work is vary elementary, and the same programme is
followed every year for four years. The student in his senior year
invariably feels that six hours a week have been totally wasted. He has
learned nothing that would be of value in the event of an invasion, or
that is of use to him if subsequent to graduation he joins the Army.
This repititive work, of high school cadet grade, bores the student of
university calibre. Many claim that their performance is worse at the end
of the four years than it was when they started.
(b) No credit is given for all this drill when the student enlists
in the Army. On the other hand, the Navy and Air Force allow their
candidates reasonable credit for the work they do in the University
Naval Division and University Air Training Corps. What Is even more,
since their programmes are much farther advanced than that of the
Army, the boys maintain an interest in them and actually get somo
benefit from them. If the training of the COTC is not worth anything
to the Army, it is a mild statement to say there would seem to bo
something wrong with it.
There   is  only   one   man   more
annoying than the man who turn3
off the lights at a party, and that
is  the   one  who   turns  them  on
•  •  •  •
Sgt.:   "What   do   you   mean   you
were tricked into marriage?"
Cdt:  "The gun wasn't loaded."
«   •   *   »
Freshman:  "My blonde is so suspicious, she keeps her shade down
while  undressing."
Soph:   "Just imagine!"
Fiesh: "That's what 1 have to do!"
There's the wonderful love of a
beautiful maid,
And  the  love  of  staunch  true
There's the love of a baby that's
All   have   existed   since    time
But   the   most   wonderful   love,
The love of loves,
Even    greater    than    that    of    a
'Is the tender infinite passionate
Of one dead drunk for another.
Hie announcer neglected to appear at • Utile southern station
and the engineer had to give tho
time signal. Unused to the Job he
could not keep tip with the racing
second hand, "Hie eorseot time,'
he announced, \is now twenty . .
. . . uh fif . . . uh ten . . . Oh,
Hell, it's pretty near seven
•   *   •   •
Fred Hooey, WNAC; "Good afternoon, Fred Hooey, this is ladle*
and gentlemen."
John Gambling: "I always delve
into the products before I tell you
about them. This morning I'm
going to discuss bloomers."
Tro Harper: "The RAF dropped
two and four-ton blondes on Berlin."
Frank Knight: "The weather
report—tomorrow, rowdy, followed
by  claln."
Bob Denton, announcer, was introducing Helen Heitt, back from
two years in Spain. He gave her
to the radio audience as "NBC's
only woman commentator in pain.''
She: Whom are you bringing to
the arena dance?
Cpl.: Well, I like Helen's form,
Alice's lips, Betty's eyes, Jane's
hair, Peg's arms, Virginia's dancing, and Kay's - - oh, I guess I'll
bring Kay.
In the parlor there were three,
He, the parlor lamp and she,
Three is a crowd, no doubt,
So the little lamp went out.
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• WHEN a Ubyssey columnist
frankly admits that he has
nothing to say, you can rest assured that the situation is normal. It is nothing to get alarmed
about, but such is the case today.
We, meaning a battered Uttle
grey Underwood and myself, were
at a lose as usual for an idea to fill
up this space, and so we gave up
in disgust and went out for midnight tea.
Therefore the old newspaperman's (get that) tale of the minute hand slowly reaching the
deadline time is quite true aa we
sit here in the pub Monday morning listening to Lena the radio
blare forth a foul Hungarian jazz
tune—that's what the announcer
said lt was.
Monday morning Is awful for
radio, don't you think?
We'd like to tell you about the
beautiful Arabian dancing girl
who Is reclining seductively a-
£ainst the wall in front of us.
She's a trophy of the RC ball
given to us by a friend, Joy Done-
Chuck and I pleaded with Miss
Doneganl for the prize, after we
searched for one ourselves after
the ball waa quite over.
This brings up nasty memories
of a fight for a cardboard horse
which we engaged in and which
we lost quite definitely and ao we
leave this topic while orpreeatog
our thanks to Joy for the brunette
beauty .before us. '
In ease you're getting bere<|
and we are, we Shall severely
crtticiae somebody for you. Who
shall we criticize?
Let's see, council Is In a mess,
but picking on council is no fun
Anymore because they won't tight
back; the SPC, oh but that's n
lovely group of character!; the
Players' Club, never could stand
that group. The administration,
we're not that hard up for «. topic.
There's the coming presidential
elections   which   we   could   talk
about   Yes,  there's  the  coming
presidential elections.
We have two candidates before
us, Stuart Porteous and Richard
Bibbs. Frankly, we do not care
who gets it as long as whoever it
h Installs an accountant.
Our two candidates may adopt
great platforms or may admit
honestly that platforms are useless, but the one who tells you
that order and good administration will return only with an accountant is the one to support.
If you do not believe this dictum, ask anyone who has had
anything to do with the AMS.
We have finally hit upon a good
and noble idea. This will cost us
money, but we shall throw caution
to the winds, or wherever one
throws caution when one throws
it, and pledge ourselves to give a
dollar to the ISS fund.
Anyone who reminds us of this
will also have to give a dollar.
Is it agreed? Swell. Anyone like
to make a little bet that we don't
hit the bottom of the page with
this just exactly?
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There are urgent vacancies for—
Other opportunities await doctors, nurses, social workers, teachers
(from nursery school to university), religious educationists and
church workers.
For detailed information apply to Miss Constance Chappell, B*A,
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plus "The Ghost Ship" Tuesday, February 1, 1944 •
Page Three
No Economic Democracy     No Swooni,
In Canada * * Jamieson       Yells, No Sinatra
•   THE EXISTENCE of economic democracy in Canada
today was the crux of a fast and furious argument Friday
last between Mrs. Laura Jamieson, MLA for the CCF, and
Leon Ladner, prominent Vancouver civil lawyer and former
Conservative MLA, guest speakers at the first of the new
series of general student meetings sponsored by the Social
Problems Club in Arts 100.       	
Speaking on  the  topic,  "Have        —--—--_——--——--—--—-—
We Democracy In Canada Today?"
Mrs. Jamieson said that Canada,
after four years of war still has
considerable political democracy,
but is without economic democracy.
She said that ln spite of the
great achievements in war production, the "reactionary" policies
ot the King government on labor,
farm and racial questions prevent the enjoyment of economic
freedom by the majority of Canadian people.
She particularly objected to the
many thousand arders-ln-council
which the Ottawa Cabinet has issued, terming them autocratic.
They are depriving parliament
of its right to propose and enact
legiaiation in the name of the Canadian people", she said. Undemocratic, too, was the exclusion of
representatives of labour and
farmers from war boards.
Mr. Ladner, on the other hand,
stated that Canada not only has
political democracy but economic
democracy as well; that the government haa had to make many
changes of an "authoritarian"
nature, only to put Canada on a
war footing; that the orders-in-
council are part and parcel of
these changes, essential for the
efficient operation of the Canadian
war effort.
Mr. Ladner'e speech was followed by a lively panel discussion
between -the two speakers, in which
Mrs. Jamieson accused the federal
government of many "undemocratic" misdemeanors, especially
on labor Questions and war profits,
while Mr. Ladner defended the
government's record with equal
The question, do we have economic democracy in Canada today,
remained unanswered.
• UP TO press time ten names
have been handed ln to the
AMS office for positions on the
Inter University Conference delegation. They are: Bruce Burke,
Jack Hetherington, Morris Benson,
Don McGill, Robert Ross, Bruce
Yorke, Roy Lowther, Jim Wilson,
Rosemary Stewart, Lea Raphael.
A committee consisting of Dr.
J. A. Crumb, Prof. F. O. C. Wood,
Maj, A. a Finlay, M. Raid, Editor-in-Chief of the Ubyssey, Murdo MacKemie, president LSE, and
Mack Buck will pick the four delegates today after a personal interview.
"It ia essential," said MacKemie,
"that all candidates report to the
AMS office at U.30 today to plctc
up. their interview time." Interviews will take.place in the ef -
The names of the four persons
pkhed by the committee will be
posted on the AMS notloe board
• IT WILL BE a great shock to
co-eds, but Varsity men just
haven't got "it," that certain
something that makes women
from coast to coast swoon noisily
at the mere whisper of an off note
from the silver-lined epiglottis of
Frank Sinatra.
Virile specimens from the campus just didn't ring with the local high school belles in the late
Sinatra Contest at the Orpheum.
Several were entered and went
three days without food to get in
condition, but the women just
didn't react.
No sobs. No screams. No noth-
in'. The University of British Columbia doesn't breed them with
that hungry look?
To Review
Basic Eng.
At Noon
• BASIC English will be the
s topic of Professor Edmund
Morrison's talk' on Tuesday, February 1, at 1130 in Arte 804. This
discussion is another in the aeries
sponsored by the Social Problems Club.
Professor Morrison, assistant
profesor ia the English depart-
meat, haa made a study of this
l_e meeting io open to all students.and members of the faculty
as well as members of the SPC.
Students Good Queuers;
Beastly Electric Happy
• PUP MEETDrat All pubsters are
requested to meet in the Pub at
noon today to arrange transportation to the pub party.
They are also requested to be
present at 1:30, when Alan Morley
will give a talk on newspaper
bnOpping   with Mary Ann
• AS ANY co-ed well knows,
to be well dressed you have
to start from the skin out, and
this means your (we whisper it)
undergarments shouldn't be borrowed from grandmother's trunk
but be something exotic and lovely
from B. M. Clarke's, 2517 Granville
ct Broadway . . , Confusion wasn't
altogether absent from the sedate
Red Cross ball-a tall dark ex-
pubstor lieutenant on leave took
his car out ef the parking lot after the ball was over and drove it
• TOE symbolic food of the
Sciencemen has at last been
created at the Ship Shape Inn, 1519
West Broadway, for to-day they
present the "Devilburger," made
from that succulent denizen of
the dees, the Devil fish, or octopus. It was only to be expected
that the nautical Ship Shape Inn
would be the first to announce the
Devilburger, for it was here that
the bearburger and buffalo burger originated in Vancouver . . .
A small vivacious Theta is happy
about the Sigma Phoo pin she first
0 FROM octopi we drift to alligators, and In particular the
smart imitation Alligator spectator pumps from Rae Son's Clever
floor, 608 Granville Street, with
high and medium heels. They aro
brown, with strictly tailored wide
bows and perfect for any tailored
occasion . . . Among the more
dazed doings at Broadway and
Granville about 2 a.m. Friday
morning was the picture of a Phi
Delt atop a sawdust truck weakly
trying to throw off a few sawdust
sacks.   He  would have  had  help
0 BE SUAVE, be sleek in a
glamourous fox fur neckpiece
from the New York Fur Company,
797 West Georgia. Made from the
prize furs the New York Fur Co.
has but recently purchased at the
fur sale, they are examples of
perfect workmanship and the latest styling ... A Phi Kappa Shj
brother, chiefly distinguishable because of his wide bow ties, has
parted with his pin to a pert, dark
freshette . . . You don't have to be
home without noticing anything
different about it, until the owner
phoned the lieutenant's father to
get permission to drive the right
car up and collect his own . . .
B. M. Clarke's have a wonderful
variety of intimate night and day
wear, not to .mention hosiery,
that is the foundation of any college wardrobe or more accurately
stated, of any wardrobe. It would
be time well spent to go in end
add to yours at 2517 South Granville.
•   *
wore at the Red Cross Ball. A
Phi Delt from Manitoba U. has
given his pin to an off-campus
girl . . . Millions of people have
eaten the octopus for countless
centuries, and it is considered to
be a great delicacy in the Orient
so it is just about time Vancouver,
ites had the opportunity to try It.
The Devilfish is a member of tha
oyster family, and it may prove
to be as popular as Its relations.
Visit the Ship Shape Inn and find
out for yourself.
but the rest of the party couldn't
make it to the top of the sawdust
heap . . . Other models on the
Clever Floor are tongueless ties,
with open toes and a medium heel.
The perforations in the front and
sides adds to their charm. You
know you won't be confused about
prices on the Clever Floor because
their standard price is $5.95. Don't
forget Rae Son's Clever Floor
when you get a yen for a pair of
eye appealing shoes to go with
your new campus outfit.
worried about what's in a name
when the label carries the name
of the New York Fur Co. because
you know it stands for quality.
It will be sewn in the neckpiece
you are going to buy for those
.sophisticated occasions that arise
in every co-eds life. Nothing will
enhance her beauty more than to
have her face framed in lovely-
furs, and no furs are so lovely a.s
those from the New York Fur
• FIERCE! iY - pushing student
mobs ere ae longer characteristic of 10th end Sasamat corner
when students are trying to make
early morning lectures on time.
"Quelng up ia a definite saving,"
Harley Thornton, popular manager
of the University bus line said
Monday. "Organised loading
saves one to two trips daily."
The former 8:30, struggle has
given way to calm and orderly
filing. Now everyone is happy.
The traffic department of the
B. C. Electric wishes to thank the
staff and students for their cooperation in making this scheme
Wills Made,
Council To
Play Pub
• TERRIFIED council members
have at last agreed to est • date
fen the long postponed pub-council
basketball game, Laat year's
council managed, to put the game
off again and again until it was
too late to play, but the attempt
of' the present dirty nine to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors seems to be unsuccessful.
Last week the Pub, tiring of the
futile promises of the council, issued a formal challenge to their
weak-kneed opponents, so worded
that it could not be ignored by
any self-respecting Paramecium.
The result of this defiant
message was that one councillor,
somewhat less closely related to
a jelly-bean than his fellows,
aroused himself momentarily to
thumb his nose at the pub emmis-
"We will play the pub during
the first week of March," he
gargled hideously.
"Next year," ammended his
horrified confederates immediately.
It is to be expected, of course,
that the council will do its best
to forget the date, or put it off until the middle of exams, or something along that line, but some
accident may yet force them to
Atlention students: Do you want
your money for your books from
the Exchange? If so please call
in a noon hour one day this week
to receive your cash voucher. The
exchange will close after this week
so hurry up!
JIM REID, Manager.
Spring Fashion News
News! Highlighting the first collection of Spring Suits that have just arrived
at Spencer's is the collarless classic—the cardigan. You'll love it—to wear
now beneath your coat and later for Spring, varying its casual chic with
scarf or blouse. The model sketched is shown in lacquer red imported wool,
the beautifully slim jacket finished with three large novelty buttons.
Suits, Spencer's, Fashion Floor
Tuesday, February 1, 1944
Table Tennis In Gym Wed. Night
Celluloid Beaters
Feature Attraction
• TABLE TENNIS, the fastest game to be played as a
tournament, will be before the public's eye in the gym
tomorrow night. The Greek letters and independent teams
will supply all the talent needed to make this table tennis
tournament a very great success.
Three players from each entering
________________________        representative group will be al-
Victoria Romps
In Rugger Game
• VARSITY THUNDERBIRDS ran a scare into Victoria
Reps last Saturday and then collapsed completely to hand
Victoria the McKechnie Cup for another year. After leading
8 to 5 at the end of the first half the students fell short of
scoring ability and let the score rise to 29-11 before the final
whistle went.
Henderson . . .
. Varsity matched Victoria's initial try and convert with a penalty
goal and a try which waa converted. Doug Reid kicked the penalty acore and the convert. Oordle
Morrison crossed the line for three
of the first half eight points.
Feeling a Uttle pressed but with
confidence high the students believed they oould take the game
when the rest period gave them
time to collect their thoughts.
However the second canto was
only a few minutes old when Victoria raised tha score by points on
three tries and one convert
"Daisy" Orelg scored two of these
tallies and Simpson got the other
one. Peden converted.
Reid scored the only student
score in the second half on the
second penalty kick for the students of the day. Victoria then
rolled on with a try and two
goals. Thus the score at the finish
of the game was 21 to 11 in favour
of the invaders.
The Victoria squad was very
similar to the team that opposed
Varsity two weeks ago. Nearly a
dozen of the Victoria Reps were
Army men. It may be recalled
that the Army team piled up a
tally of 29 to nothing against the
McKechnie Cup..
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Fountain Pens
Slide Rules
Scales, etc.,
for the present term
r Clarke & Stuart
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Phone PAciflc 7311
Blue and Gold when the students
visited the home grounds of tho
Victoria league.
This victory for the Crimson
Tide automatically cancels the
posponed game between Vancouver and Victoria. A game was
celled at the end of the half before Christmas because of dense
fog. Now if the game waa played
the most Vancouver could do
would be to get a tie with the
Islanders. A tie would not take
the cup away from Victoria because it is a challenge trophy and
the team holding the cup must be
decisively topped before lt has to
relinquish the mug.
Practises are now being concentrated on Tisdall Cup teams.
Last year the Tisdall Cup was a
Round-Robin sudden death affair
which saw Varsity triumph in
three straight games to take the
cup. As the teams are defeated
they automatically drop into the
Bell-Irving Cup play.
Perhaps there could be two cups
headed out this way?
Soccer Men
Have Tough
Time Sat
• THE JINX which has followed both university soccer
teams all stason continued its
dirty work on Saturday when
both teams lost again, Varsity to
West Coast on the campus and
UBC to Pro-Rec Rangers at McBride.
West Coast should have been an
easy win for Varsity but Philley
was missing, due to an Injury,
Bennle was unable to play, and
Campbell was injured in the second half. Baker played in Ben-
nie'splace at fullback and Martin
played left wing instead of Philley.
In the first half Varsity took the
lead when McNeill scored and
kept lt until the second half. Ten
minutes after the change over,
West Coast was awarded a penalty which they made good. They
followed up with two break-away
goals without a return from Varsity to make the final score 3 to 1.
Meanwhile UBC, forced to play
without goalie Gamble, was playing circles around Pro-Rec Rangers. They just could not click a-
round the goal, however, putting
shots around and above but never
through. The jinx played havoc
on two shots which were absolutely certain, but stopped dead
on the goal line.
Pro-Rec had no such difficulty.
On five break aways they eluded
Cowie, yho played goalie In the
first half. These five goals gave
them a comfortable lead and e-
ventually the game 5 to nothing.
Did you hear about the little
grain of wheat who went to sleep
one night and woke up in bread
the next morning and shouted:
"Help, I've been reaped!"
Henderson Night
On ISS Program
• MENTOR Maury Van Vliet, driving coach of the Uni-
versity of British Columbia Thunderbirds basketball
quintet, sends his boys to the aid of another Varsity athletic
great this Friday night when the Blue and Gold five square
off against the powerful Pat Bay R.C.A.F. Gremlins, featuring the "Hunk" Henderson Night in the Varsity Gymnasium.
Game time is 7:30 p.m.
.. ,in Nazi Prison
Best Swimmer
At Swim Meet
Is Mac Boothe
• OVER eighty gorgeous
mermaids from UBC
frolicked Joyfully Saturday
night at the wettest (we
mean water) party in ages.
Head mermaid of the evening
was blonde Maerina Booths whe
won the cup presented by Dean
Mawdsley that evening, at is
thought' Maerina practised her
swimming while coming to Varalty
from her home In Victoria.)
Pat Cunningham and Doreen
Parks tied for second place In the
evening's contests.
The Diving Contest was won by
Pat Cunningham and the Stunts
were won by B. Thomas and Z.
Adcock,»who tied.
The contest ls co-featured with
the Big Block sponsored dance,
"Letterman's Limp", Immediately
following- the game In the Brock
with Dave McLelland's Orchestra
from 9:00 'til 1:00 p.m.
Tickets are M cents- per person
and Include admission to the big
endgame and victory dance. Get
your tickets and date now, the
former from Big Block Club men
and the latter—well, you know!
But back to the ball game.
The appearance of the Dominion
Championship Pat Bay Fliers, led
by blonde and dangerous Norm
The Mermaids let down their
hair ln the first race by swimming
garbed ln nightgowns, hats, gloves,
and umbrellas. In the lighted
candle race the energetic coeds
sp|aahed so hard that they put
their candles ottt One excited
coed even dived into the pool with
the candle in her hand.
Thanks ere due to Miss Gertrude
Moore, Dean Dorothy Mawdsley,
and Doctor Sylvia Hallamore who
worked so hard to make the
Splash Party the succes It waa.
Mermen, you don't know What
you missed when you couldn't see
your coed sisters (?) wriggling
their shapely fins through the Y
MCA pool. The scene at the pool
would have delighted the heart of
any rough old seafarer or science-
Hoopsters Prepare
For Pat Bay Fliers
• FRIDAY NIGHT will be the event of the week when
v the Big Block Club and the I.S.S. get together to produce
one of the biggest campus attractions of the year. To start
off the fixture, the Pat Bay Gremlins, currently on top of the
Inter City League, will play the UBC Thunderbirds in a
feature basketball tilt.
You must not forget the I.S.S.
FOUND:   On   the  steps  of  the
Commodore, Thursday, girl's bracelet.  Phone ALma 0867R.
Add to this outstanding contest
a jive session from nine to one,
just across from the gym in the
Brock Hall, and the evening is
complete. Dance hits will be reproduced by Dave McLellan's
Much, credit is due to the Big
Block group for their work this
term. Besides the great deal they
have done for the promotion of
sports on the campus, they also
aided the Red Cross by raising
S128 at the Harlem Globe Trotter
basketball show here two weeks
The UBC Thunderbirds are at
present in the second spot of the
Inter City Loop, but they Intend
to take a leap forward this weekend when they entertain the Pat
Bay RCAF ln the first two game
scries of the year. The first game
ls on Friday night at the campus
gym and the second is at VAC on
Saturday night.
The Birds are all set for action
for they are well aware that a
win will put them ln a clinch with
the Fliers for the first place. With
Jim Scott and Bruce Yorke back
with the team, the outlook is quite
bright for Varsity.
Last Saturday, the Gremlins
from Patricia Bay barely nosed
out the Vancouver Combines in
the contest over at Victoria. Pat
Bay won out by a single basket
which Norm Baker slipped in with
minutes to go making the final
score 39-37. Meanwhile, in a rugged fixture at VAC gym, the Victoria Army squad downed Lauries
Pit -Rates 42-37.
In the local game (?), the Victoria quintet had control of the
play for the most part of the contest, but the Pie-Rates kept them
worried by sinking the occasional
long shot. As a matter of fact,
Lauries managed to take the lead
at one point.
The Army had to play very careful ball, as the Vancouver refs
policed every foul. Art Chapman
took three calls in the first quarter
but kept clear of the fourth for
the rest of the game. Doug Peden
and Nick Turlk had three personals by the half. Peden escaped
the showers but Turlk was not as
Meanwhile, the UBC Thunderbirds took a well-earned rest over
this last weekend, but they will
be working hard on the maple
courts starting Friday night, The
two-game series with Pat Bay
would be enough for most teams,
but the Varsity hoopsters have
another engagement on the follow*
ing Thursday in Seattle.
The Birds are looking forward
to a successful trip across the border to meet the National Basketball Chamions of Mpexico in
Seattle In a feature of the International   Basketball   Night   there.
The Senior B Basketballers are
also busy in the Minor Leagues.
. They meet the West Van Vs this
week in a three out of five series
for the Senior B championship of
the V and D League. Well, folks,
that's the basketball set-up for
the neapr future. Now, let's have
your support. We can use it.
Baker and All-Pacific Conference
guard, be-moustached "Porky" Andrews, may be the last on the
local hoop court for this season
as all remaining league games are
edheduled for the V.A.C. floor.
"If we ever expect to beat the
Pat Bay Club, this is the time,"
chirped Coach M. L. Van Vliet.
"With ill the trlmmlnge-a rabid
Varsity cheering section, our own
home floor and familiar surroundings, a team that is running aa I
want them, end a determined attitude—we stand to honor our own
Hunk Henderson, who, I understand is in an airman's prison
camp in Germany."
Varsity upperclassmen will remember "Hunk" and his plodding
antics on the basketball floor a
few years back.
The committee in charge of the
combined game and dance is Jim
Scott, Macklnnon Buck and Art
Stilwell. Proceeds of the entire
affair will go to the ISS Prisoner
of War Fund and the big night
culminates the full week drive.
Members ..of ..the Thunderbird
basketball team will be introduced
to the multitude at a giant Pep
meet in the Auditorium on Thursday noon.
Featured on the show will be
the new and Improved Varsity
Dance Orchestra offering as one
of its numbers, "Holiday for
Strings" and the voice of Greg
The "Hunk Henderson Basketball Night" is tfie second event of
its kind in the past two years, the
Blue and Gold hoopsters playing
to a capacity house last year about
this time for the benefit of the
George Pringle Memorial Bursary
fund. Pringle was killed in operations in England in January, 1943.
It looks like another packed
house on Friday.
LOST: One grey fountain pen.
Please return to the AMS office.
LOST: Combination fountain pen
and pencil. Black and white. L.-
Cpl. H. Adams, No. t CAUC c|o
AMS office.
The I.S.S. GAME is in the gym.
LOST: A blue-green speckled
Parkerette fountain pen. Pocket
clip broken off. Finder please return to M. Bewick.   Phone BAy.
NEWMAN CLUB: Don't miss the
annual Social to be held at Gerry
Clancy's, 1975 W. 19th, on Wednesday, February 2nd at 8:30 p.m.
There'll be fun for all I
lowed to enter the contests. One
member will be allowed to play
in the single rounds and two entirely different members will have
a chance to take their place In
the doubles.
The idea of drawing up the rules
as such is to allow a maximum
instead of a minimum of players to
enter Into XUe fun. The contests
are scheduled to be completed in
the one night and playaii should
be warned that they mu«t dispose
of any weaker opposition wltn
great dispatch.
This will make play In the finals
much easier and spirited and hurry
the bedtime hour along considerably.
Last year a team under the banner ot Beta Theta Pi put a team of
Anglicans down for the final count
after the Anglicans knocked Phi
Xappe Sigma and XI Omega out
of the running in the doubles.
Beta Theta Pi also made off with
the honours in the singles event
last year, downing Deltas in the
Tom Keenleyside will be out to
try to bring honours to Beta Theta
PI for the third time in a row
Tom haa made history with his
brilliant playing for several years
now and is worth watching. This
fall he met Robinson in an exhibition show and defeated him
quite handily as he had done in
the finals of last year's play. *
If you should hear unusual and
queer noises escaping from any
extra corners around the eampus
or in some spots outside the gates
do not get alarmed, it will probably turn out to be a couple of
fellows trying to improve their
game a little before the big show.
And don't forget: tomorrow night,
7:00 p.m sharp In the Varsity Gym.
Co-Ed   Sports
•   UBYSSEY   lost   their   game
Against   Ex-Kits   eleven   to
Varsity  tied  the game against
thc strong North Vancouver Team
two all.
Sr. B won against the Boilermakers thirty to eighteen. If this
team wishes to get into the finals
it must win all is future games.
Betty Walton got eight points
and Helen Matheson and Barbara
Simpson each got six points.
The basketball line up: Del-
phlne Segur, Pauline Brandon,
Evelyn Wright, Margaret Wright,
Jennie Rodenchuk, Mary Ann
Norton, Shirley McLeod, Yvette
Morris, Nita MacDonald, Verda
McGlllivary, Donna Meldrum,
Intermediate A lost their game
against Canadian Legion seven to
These games were played Friday at the V.A.C. gym.
in the Brock.
NOTICE: Miss Marigold Nash,
brilliant almunae of UBC, will
sing French bergeries in the Auditorium at 12:30 on Friday, February 18. All students are Invited
to attend.
Dave McLellan's Orchestra will
be at the "LETTERMEN'S LIMP".
Hrs.: 9 a.m. to 5 pjn.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
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