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 THE
SCIENCE
UBYSSEY
PUBLISHED TWICE WEEKLY BY THE PUBLICATIONS BOARD OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VOL. XXIII.
VANCOUVER, B. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11th, 1941
No. 31
A.M.S. Meeting
Tomorrow ZVoon
Super Sciencemen  Stage Superman Ball
*\^ Corsages definitely will
not be tolerated at thc
Science Ball, the SMUS executive announced in a press
release last night.
"Co-eds are warned that if
they appear at the Ball wearing a corsage of any kind
these will be taken from
them and given to the hospitals."—Charlie  Parker.
Instead of these corsages,
rosettes will be on sale at
the door for 50c. The proceeds -will be turned over to
the Red Cross.
Engineers Take
"H.M.S. Pinafore"
In Red Putsch
0 This is definitely fifth
column stuff. The Musical Society is just lousy with
Reds. Only the other day a
Science reporter counted
seven slide rules, four logbooks, and one foul-smelling
pipe, lying in secluded spots
around the Musical Society
clubroom; all unmistakable
evidence of the Science occupation of "H.M.S. Pinafore".
Man th-o lifeboats! Even the
music of thc Pianafore has taken
on that delicate Scientific tinge;
if sampled parodies are representative. W_ wonder if Mr. Williams
who conducts, has ever heard "She
Lost  a   Button  off   Her   Pinafore".
Fifth year mechanicals control
the stage. Garth Wade, stage manager, has a crew of third-year
rope-and-hammer artists including
Holmes Gardiner, Perry Hooper,
and Walt Goodwin. Chief electrician Charles Parker i.s support -
td by Walter Nichols and Don
Nazzer." Mech. '41, and Frank
Haney  and   Bruce  Baker.   Se.   '44.
Tbe musical engineers are Bill
Sinclair. Science '42. who plays
bassoon, and Loo Foster, Science
'44. who plays buss violin. In tli■•
chorus <>f 'Pinafore' arc tho Science Sextette of Al Day, Vic
Handforth. Len Cox. and Ron
White, all of third year; and Pat
O'Dynsky and Fred Small in second   year. L.   C.
SCIENMAN'S   LAMENT
TO A LADY
(Apologies to William Wordsworth)
Sho was a phantom of delight
When   first   she   gleamed   upon   my
sight;
A  lovely apparition, sent
To  be a, moment's  ornament;
A  |X.-rfect   woman, nobly  planned
To warm, to comfort, and command
from ... a string of hearty damns
At  knee-sox on  her dimpled  gams.
—1-.  C.
Totie  Struttln'
Current Need Of Engineers
Jo Continue In Post-War
Recons true tion - - Fin lay son
^ Having conic of age last year at their twenty-first Birthday Ball, with a theme of Popeye and his slogan "Today I am a man", Science this year declares "Superman" an
adequate label in its new maturity. The gigantic figure of
Superman, symbolic of incredible feats of strength and agility, is a fitting theme for the biggest Science party of the
year. 	
For   in   Engineering,  the  npplica- **************^^s*^^^m^****m*********m*
tion of science, we study power,
strength, the aplication of force.
Tlie vigour and strength of Superman also fittingly represent the
lusty youth and vitality of Sciencemen in general. They _re not
a studious crowd, these engineers,
yet to pass their courses most of
them have to work about twelve
hours <i day, That's why they
play hard. Whether it be a game
or a party, a S.M.U.S. meeting or
a raid on Artsmen. they show the
same spirit and enthusiasm, the
same   vigour  and  drive.
Democratic
That is why the Science Ball
next Thursday night will be a
success, as all Science parties are
successful. Through long associations in the same course, taking
the same lectures and labs all day
ev.ry day, having the same recreation periods, bound together by
a common purpose, the Science-
men  are  friendly find  d>emocratic.
Thus the Ball Is not really a ball,
as that term connotes extreme formality and stiffness. It Is actually
a party; two hundred friends and
their girl friends gathered together
to dance and sing, to eat (censored)
and be merry.
A phrase in last Friday's Ubyssey caught our eye: "Now that
the Prom is over, the next date
on your social calendar Is thc
Aggie Barn Dance." And so the
Sciecemen are content to have it.
A few enraged second year men.
who didn't know any better, inquired, "What about the Ball?"
In case there are any more who
feel the same way, let us explain.
The Ball I.s not just a "date on
your social calendar" — "your"
presumably referring lo the University at large. It Is a Science
institution, to which a limited number of tickets are sold to outsiders.
Patrons
Patrons and honoured guests of
the Screncemen will be: Dr. and
Mrs. R. E. McKechnie, Dr. and
Mrs. J. N. Finlayson, Dr. and Mrs.
D. Buchanan, Dr. and Mrs. H. C.
Gunning, and Miss Mable Gray, of
the Department of Nursing. It is
regretted that Colonel F. A. Wilkins. long the honorary President
of S.M.U.S.. is 111 and cannot at-
t-ed. The honorary Presidents of
all Science classes have also been
invited.
Tickets may be obtained from
any of tbe S.M.U.S. executive or
in Room 212. Applied Science
Building,   during   noon   hours.
SCIENCEMEN DON'T NEED
TUXES — Tills Is your party, engineers, and you can wear anything (In reason) you like.
Girls, however, WON'T WEAR
FLOWERS. Any corsages will be
removed for the duration of the
party. Sorry, girls, but It's for the
lied Cross.
S^     The   present, consistent   war-time   demand   lor   trained
engineering   graduates   will   continue   for   several   years
after the close of hostilities prophesied Dean J. N. Finlayson
of th Faculty of Applied Science in an interview yesterday.
Reviewing   the   prospects   of   em
ployment for this year's graduates,
tho Dean thumbed an already well-
thumbed file as he Intimated that
for the first time In years U.B.C.'s
electrical, milling, mechanical, and
civil engineering graduates would
Iki able to pick and choose their
positions.
-'One of tin? glomes- .-.oeds at
present," lie said, ''is that of the
IICAF for graduates with a thorough knowledge of the theory of
radio and electronics to take over
special radio stations. Only through
ti  comprehensive   understanding  of
electrical theory, including indic-
tanee. capacitance and alternating
current, will these men bo able
to eope with the theoretical and
practical problems connected with
the    administration    <>f    these    sta-
Civil   Engineers
cal   Engineers   can
with    the    RCAF
craft       Examiners.
and   Metallurgi-
obtain   positions
is    Special    Air-
At       present
twenty-five men. every five weeks,
take a four months' post graduate
course, which will fit thsm for the
position as aircraft examiners. T,>
qualify, tho engineer must thoroughly   understand   the  strength   of
materials and be able to road
working drawings and sp.cifiea-
tions. Tlie Kuyal Canadian Naval
Volunteer Reserve also require
mechanical, electrical, and mining
engineers.
Nomal peace time requirements
of geological and forestry engineers, who aro not as yet required
by the- war industries, continue to
absorb men graduating in the.s-e
subjecls.
Post-War Demands
Summarizing the demands of the
po-.t-war reconstruction period
both in America and in Europe,
Dean Finlayson indicated that a
great    demand    for   civil   and    eon-
iContinued   on   Page   3)
Redshirt Clubs Combine
Pleasure And Business
^ Four clubs help to give
the Redshirts something
to do besides study, make
and drink El Stuffo, and
dabble in feminine psychology in frank Underbill's
hashhouse. These are the
Forestry Club, the American
Institute of Electrical Engineering, the G. M. Dawson
Club, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineering.
Open   only   to   forestry   students
in both faculties, the Forestry
Club holds meetings regularly
throughout the term. Tlio speakers
stress conservation, forest policy
in Canada and the United States,
and other forestry subjects. The
foresters "bull of tiie woods" „is
Chet   Matheson.
Tlie G. M. Dawson Club, under
the presid'. ncy of Bill Lynott, consists of mining, metallurgy, and
geology studenls. Al their meetings, to which no minors are allowed,   student   and   oul.side   auth-
(Continued   on   Pago   ii>
Council Outlines Policy For Tomorrow's Meeting
Council Policy 1940-41
As approved by Minute No. 8 uf the semi-annual meeting of the Alma Mater Society held on September 30th, 1940.
This policy is a statement of working principles upon
which. Council and the Society lias expressed an agreement.
These principles are stated below with remarks concerning
the extent ol their realization.
1. "That the Alma Maler, Society co-operate as far as
possible  with the Government  in  its war effort."
Council can tako no credit, proporly belonging to tile individual for
tiie en-operation of im.lergruduates who have given up much in time
and energy to training cither iu the C.O.T.C. or in the Active Services.
It must, bo noted with satisfaction, however, the success of the Red
Cross Drive initiated by Council. This enthusiastic support from all
campus organizations will make possible- a donation five times as great
.is   that  given   last  year.     Last  year's  contribution  was  $1,054.00.
2. "That the Alma Mater Society carry on its usual activities insofar as that programme docs not interfere with the
war effort."
Do.-.pile tho relative absence of inter-collegiate spoils, athletics have
Iks n maintained insofar as the individual lias boon willing to give them
his   support.
Class, Parties bave been hold as usual. In the case of Die A.M.U.S.
there is a noticeable increase in activity. Numerous mixers have boon
h+ id   which   aro   proving   bot.ir   profitable   and   popular.
Ii.   sli.uild   Ik-   noted   that although   the   expansion   of   activity   in most
extra   curr icular    life    i.s    not desirable    under    war    time    conditions, it    is
highly     desirable   that    these activities    Ise    maintained    at    a    normal level
whi rover   possible.
The Literary and Scientific Society has maintained its activity despite
Die  decrease  of   time   available   for  club  work.     In   addition   to  normal   pass
features   thoro   have   been   lectures   in    musical   appreciation   and    an    increase  in   the  use  of  tlie  Carnegie recording  library.        *
15.     "That during the session  1940-41  emphasis  be transferred   from   intercollegiate  to  intra-mural   and  inter-faculty
sports."
Emphasis could not bt- placed upon intra-mural and interfaculty
sport   i'or   two  simple  reasons:
ia) Time available for such activities in the gym has been restricted
duo  to  the  increased   use  of gym   for  Military   Physical Training  clas-s.
Oil Students; find noon hour Military lectures make it impossible
to   participate   in  such   games.
1.     ''That a programme be initiated to acquaint the studenls with all phases of undergraduate life."
Little can be said for this point except, that the idea was good.
Lnforttiii itoly, Council did not fully ron'e/.e tlie impracticability of the
proposal when the policy was submitted to tile Society nor. for that
matter,  was  the  practical  worth of the point questioned  from   the  floor.
5. "That tho Brock Memorial Building be made a focal
point for all University social activities."
The realization of this point is evident in the fact that five social
events have taken place in Brock I lull within the last month. Advance
club bookings for meetings iudicato increasing use of tho building by
tho students at large. Council has endeavoured to make the optimum
list- of Brock Hall, At present three noon hour musical concerts are hold
each week. Closing lime has been extended from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. In
addition, a radio has been installed in the Main Lounge to increase thn
attractivencss of the building in the evening. The subject of administration  may  bo  found   in a  report,  to  follow.
(!. "Hull a continued programme of economy in student
affairs be carried on to write off Ihe deficit incurred in the
l.l.'iK-.'S!) session and to complete this year willi a balanced
biulgc.."
Barring un foi'seell financial difficulties-, the deficit will he wiped
out   as   planned.
Brock Building
The Brock Building is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:01) p.m.
Monday to Friday and from 8:30 to 5:00 on Saturday. During this timo its facilities are available to the Alma Mater
Society. This extension of Ume dates from the beginning of
the Spring session, in January, 1941. It arises from the
agreement of the Board of Governors to the request of Council that the Board accept responsibility for additional proctor
.service, in addition to heat, light, insurance, patrol and normal janitoral services.
The resolution forwarded to last year's Council. March :>0. 10 10. was
to tho effect that. "Pending final decision with respect to the admliii.sratioii
of the Brock Memorial Building the Students' Count-!t he instructed to
place a Trust Fund hi the bunds of the I.urs-u-. all monies collected
from rentals from the Brock Memorial Untitling, ami that the Bursar bo
authorized to disburse from the fund all amounts to defray expenses
which. In his opinion, arc. Incidental to the functions for which the build-
In-?  is  let."
"Pending'final decision with respect to the administration of the Brock
Memorial Building'' a joint committee for the administration of tht- building was created lo detormiut* policy of administration. In practice this
group consists of two members of Faculty and thrt-e members of Student.';'  Council.     Council   retains a clear  majority   in  voting  power.
It should be noted thnt by minute of this joint committee it, be
recognized "That the Studens' Council serve as a central bureau for
receiving and dealing with applications for use of the Brock Memorial
Building, and that, references be made to the joint committee on the
Administration of the Brock Memorial Buidling only on inalti-rs of
policy    not    already    determined    by    that,   committeo."
Tlio policy which has arisen in the administration of the Brock
Building is contained in the minutes of tho .Tout. Committee, and is as
follows: "That organlvjttlons and societies under tbt- jiirsdietion of thc
Alum Muter Society be charged, for the list- of any facilities of the lirock
Memorial Building, only an amount sufficient to meet the t-xlra expense
liifuri't'd by the fmiction." Normal use of the building by clubs and
student,   groups   naturally    involves    no   i\-poii.se •
'Con:,mi  -d    en    I',-,,.,,    ;-, Page Two
THE     UBYSSEY-
■Tuesday, February 11th, 1941
• From   The   Editors   Pen   »   »   »
Alma Mater Meeting
This issue contains full statements by
the Student Council in defence of their
policy and on the administration of student
buildings as asked for in the last issue of
tho Ubyssey. Students should consider these
statements carefully , before the meeting
Wednesday and mako up their minds as to
the  suggestions   contained  therin  for  future
action.
The meeting will bo valuable for bringing the various issues in their different aspects before possible next year's Councillors.
Support for the Council will no doubt
bring far more united action on the  part of
the students on this  campus  for the  rest  of
the  year.
If the meeting decides that the Council
needs wakening up, a motion of censure
will do much to do so. But any suggestion
of a vote of non-confidence is dangerous in
the extreme and should not be considered.
If the present Council should be voted out of
office, the Board of Governors would feel
that it had the perfect right to take over
student government even if such action wore
aganst their will. And the Board would
hardly consider student government worthy
of additional responsibilities under such cir-
cumstances.—J.M.
Applied Knbwledge
By A. B.
0     Herbert   Spencer,   the   English   philosopher and teacher, who lived a century
ago, wrote a book on education which he divided  into  four parts:
''What Knowledge is of Most Worth"
"Intelligent Education"
'•Moral Education"
"Physical Education"
The ideas he advanced are as applicable
today as they were in his time. What most
intellectual savages (meaning so-called civilized men) want, says Spencer, is mental ornamentation, something that will enable
them to show how much they know and
others how little they know.
Exhibitionism
So is it today. A large percentage of
our students wish to be educated only to be
admired for the accomplishment of having
obtained a degree or for knowing something
that is extraordinary and unimportant, belt-
denying parents, firm in their desire to give
their "geniuses" a chance to perpetuate into
fame the family name, send their prodigies
to school to learn Greek and Latin; not that
they will ever use these languages, but that
they will have the earmark of an educated
gentleman.
In almost every family daughter takes
piano lessons, not that she will ever be an
accomplished musician, but that she can
show off by pounding out resemblances to
"My Wild Irish Rose" while polite neighbors
proclaim, "She ought to go to Toronto or
Pari, to study." And these same- neighbors
consider her playing a heroic effort reminiscent of Ihe Nero'tc cacophony now disrupting civilization.
To most people nowadays the important thing is not to be what tbey are, but to
be what they tan make other people think
they are. In this merry, dangerous, chronic
game education ends when the individual
runs out of the necessary mental paint and
bleach with which he has camouflaged his
true self, his mind, and his ideas.
Even University students seldom take
time out to redirect their lives to find out
what they are, or to re-evaluate their ideas.
Caught as they are, like a fly in a spider's
web, in a vortex of isms, theories and philosophies, they constantly refuse to take time
out to analyze the relative values of absolute
knowledge or the absolute significance of
the subjects they are studying or are planning   to  study.
Four Knowledges
According to Spencer, "To prepare us for
complete living is the function which education has to discharge." Among the four
knowledges  he   recognizes are:
1. Knowledge of self - preservation,
which is essential for survival;
2 Knowledge of indirect self-preservation, knowing how to make a living so that
one can go on living happily and rationally;
.'{. Knowledge of the duties of parenthood—for though the state and society arc-
inescapably higher than the family, they
cannot function at the optimum or maximum if the family is not properly integrated;
4. Knowledge of thc duties of citizenship -— which is perhaps the most difficult
and most strenuous education to obtain.
Subordinate to these and all other knowledges Spencer places the refinements (art,
music, painting, sculpture, poetry, and literature) which, though contributing to thc
veneer and mental polish of the individual,
aro really only ephemeral. These arts help
tho mind grow, letting it mature and die in
a world of culture rather than stagnating in
a pool of squalor; but they do not contribute
to tho scientific advance of civilization.
Absolute Values
Of what use, then, is a university education or, for that matter, education? That depends on the individual and his ability to
apply his knowledge. Like most people, I
cannot tell offhand who wrote Zadig or what
the romance implies; nor do I always know
the difference in meaning between continuance and continuity. That type of knowledge is relatively valueless. A few years
from now those things will not matter.
Useful and always applicable are the
knowledges of mathematics which gives us
our bridges, roads, buildings and sewers;
physics which gives us our airplanes, motorcars and radios; geology, which lolls us when
to stop drilling for oil, coal, and minerals;
chemistry, which gives us our fabrics, munitions, dyes, and Nylon stockings as well as
a wealth of other organic manufactures. And
so on—the examples are infinite.
Without citing any more examples it
should be obvious that the absolute knowledge of the applied sciences and the corresponding need for applied scientists, our engineers, are prerequisite not only for the
advancement of civilization but also for its
control and shaping so that in the future the
contributions of science will be used for man
not against him.
Those enthusiasts who, while glibly expounding the intrinsic values of the arts and
the philosophies, refuse to consider or evaluate the absolute necessity of the applied
sciences may be likened to the ascetic, "who,
consummating his desire to perpetuate his
chronic suicide, works like fury for two or
three weeks to make enough money so that
he can get drunk in order to berate himself
for getting drunk.
Shadows
What these enthusiasts neglect to consider is that, in thetr enthusiasm, they ape
the prisoners in Plato's "Cave of Shadows"
who saw not realities, but the shadows of
things and, hence, could not recognize truth
or absolute values when they saw them.
It was not in idle jest that the late
Arthur Brisbane advised "Read Spencer".
Alternating   Current
T;ii' was. ot" eouvse. to challenge
ih*- . r.Vu'iK'y of Council is to quit
on- >| ■ -rat in'..', and stand around and
mil.    ahout.    it.
.■'mi th.1 average student life is
very .iaiple. All he has to do is
■Mm eiK'iudi money to pay for his
tn! i icat lon: acqu i re enough know-
lod-v to Aot a jol>; ad jjnin vuou^h
intelli a ih e    to   hoi I    it.
I: i, evident that some student .
are n ver sal Ufiod until they havo
uiuiv n. slty ahout things that do
no ruini'ai them than the |htahi-;
invoked.
When love hi-tdns at forty a miy
,-diore ha.-- Ihh'H hacUward for
t went v    year.
Sir.- tailed hor Ix^y friend Pil-
A.niu, hoe a use every time he called
he   made   a    little   progress.
Brenda broke off with her
aviator boy frivnd, so she says, because lie ho^an to feel as if Husky   was   the   limit.
Kvi-n if she has a face that is
pretty a.*-, a picture a u.i\\ isn't much
•4ood unles she also has a nie-j
frame.
An export, is a man who Wets
paid whether his advice turns out
.■ood   or   bad.
If you want to lead a normal
Hie—Oont miss thc Supor-Solence-
M.m   Hall.
"I'm having trouble with my six
.'4eiu>L(_-aphers."
"Do   they   all    take   notes?"
"No.   they   compare    them."
"So the si rip-tease dancer could
not    lvai'n    to    knit?"
''No. she's boon trained to drop
every   stitch,   you    know!"
If you want to lead a normal
life—Don't miss the Super-Science-
Man   Ball.
They sat side by .sidv in the moonlight.
She murmurred as sho smoothed
hi,-,   brow:
"Darlim;, I know that, my life's
lH.'on   fast.
But   I'm   on   my   last,   lap   now."
Joseph
Joseph
Dear   Wilbcrforco: -
• (•-.■<■/, WllbU'. but am I over in
trouble . . . take it from me
chum atul .stick to ploughing up
the terrain, and don't Is t these rural training people fool you . . . college life is definitely the nut.s,
and so are the co-eds, but strictly
from screwball . . . anil all because
I took or rather m-Jt a little piece
of flufr at the Alex. Saturday
and took her down lo the Georgia
for a coke . . . seems Josie was
there   too,   and   did  I ever   c,\.t  holy
hell . . .
Censored
A.B.
very  non-scientific fellow .  .  .  hon- .
vst,    though.    Wilbie,   Josie    was   so.
sore   I    had    to   dit-j   down    in   dad'sj
pocket  .'intl  buy  her  a  box  of   those
Purdy's Chocolates,   you know  that
place on Granville Street that svlls
all   that  swell   candy,   well   it   fixed
hor   for  a   whilv   .   .   .   but  I   duinio.
C V\* there at Goose Crick, Wilbie, you and the old man sure
.'.row a moan flock of flowers,
what I.mean. and don't I just wish
you eould move it down near this
foi mal-frantic joint, then I could
tell that ba^ of mine. Josie, to hop
over and pick out her own . . . the
cra/.y clooch K:ft tlie beam t'other
nqdit 'cause I got the wrong colour
. . . hell . . , how was I to know
she had two dresses . . . those
O. K. 2 boys (Phi Kap Pi to you,
Swifty) wore plenty busy at the
Mixer Saturday night cooling off
the passions of two bottled in bond
friends who were jilted by two
skirts and spent the entire evening trying to cut in . . . yah. but
unsuccessfully . . . Josie finally got
so mad she told me where to go,
not where you think, but to thv
Point Grey Flower Shop, 4-429 West
10th (ALma 0660, should you care)
. . . where thoy can match any
dress created with the proper cor-
sagv,   but   inexpensive.
* + * *
• Mebbe I shouldn't give you the
wrong impression about our
co-eds here at the U. though, Wilbie, 'cause I saw one in the Caf
yesterday that wa.s definitely
steaming . . . Gee! was she a
knockout! . . . Josie noticed mo
flinging the optic at her. and
-•.tailed fo alibi . . . said it waller nioiv.y that gave her the up-
1 ini'l units' to wear expell-l ve
clothe .... you know I ho .-tuff . . .
pale pa..tel -.hades thai luok so
.swell in April..', woa t her . . . '• po -
dally down on thebeaeh . . . the
eats aro huwlim; at a Theta \\\\u
has been .-.port ing an Airforce
uni form around town . . . j it:4
loyalty to the service thoy say as
she reputedly bid a tearful faro *
well to at.thor flying fool 'way
back in Autumn . . . Josie sure
<:ut spiked alxiut that good looking
bowiddy when she found that the
snappy outfit she was wearing
came from the Inex Frock Shop,
880 Howe Street, tlve best place in
town for inexpensive, yet stylish
frocks.   .   .   ,
Your   pal,
JOE.
* i. * +
A .salesman, taking his bride
South on their honeymoon, visited
a   hotel   famous   for   its   fine   honey.
"Sambo,1' he asked the colored
waiter,   "where's   my   honey'.'"
"Ah don't know, boss," replied
Sambo. "She don't work here no
mo' ."
* ♦    *    *
I.OST     —     Small,       light-brown
leather    suitcase    containing    English   rugby strip,   either  in  the  upper   playing   field   or   the   Stadium j
at      Wednesday's      In tor-Fraternity j
rugby   game.     George   Willox,   A.D. j
Phi   table. |
* *     *     * !
I.OST —• One rose fountain pen
with name on it. Please return to
Betty   Bullon   if  found.
"I've lost my ticket for the tow."
'lust give the man a Sweet Cap.
SWEET   CAPORAL   CIGARETTES
"The purest /orm in which tobacco can be smoked."
POLICIES  OUTLINED
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In the case of events not falling under this elassification policy provide.-; for a nominal rental charge. The excess of rental over expense
goi'i: to the Trust Fund in the hand's of the Bursar. It is doubtful, under
the policy, that this sum will exceed One Hundred Dollars .$100,001 per
year.
Nevertheless, in the desire of Council to set up a sinking fund for
the replacement of furniture in the building, following a recommendation
to this effect from the joint committee, Council may logically seek con-
rol of this fund. The Alma Mater Society should recommend this action
tomorrow  in  support  of  Council's  policy.
Stadium and Gym
It should be brought to the attention of the Alma Mater
Society that the control of the Stadium and Gym, at present
ir» the hands of the Stadium and Gym. Committee, is inconsistent with the theory of Student Representation to be found
in the Joint Committee for the Administration of the Brock
Memorial Building.
There arc in practice five Faculty members but only two Student
Council members on the Stadium and Oym Committee.
This group wa.s set up in 1S37 with "entire control over matters pertaining to gate receipts and rentals." This year they recommend that
rentals be^ placed in the hands of the Bursar in trust. The Board of
Governors, by approving of this recommendation, assumed also the
expense of resurfacing the gym floor, an annual expenditure paid for
in part by rental plus donation by Council . By this arrangement the
Alma Mater Society saves $30.00 per year.
However, a serious question may arise as to the disposition of this
Committee concerning gate receipts from athletics, which vary from
$50.00 to $300.00, depending on the success of our teams. Although there
is no hint of steps to acquire these receipts on the part of the Committee,  yet  it should be realized  that the  power  to act  is vested  in them.
It would bo well to consider action tomorrow in the form of a
recommendation to the Board of. Governors that thc President of the
Alma Mater Society be added to this Committee further to safeguard
what may be assumed to l>e legitimate student rights with ros.iect to
gate   receipts.
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Page Three
ENGINEERING   KALEIDOSCOPE
Science Features* Articles* Poems, News and Views
Our Col. 'SMUS9  Wilkins
Mad Varied Experiences
• Colonel Wilkin, "Our Colonel,''
retired from the Civil Engineering Faculty hist spring. For
the first timo in 19 years ho will
not ho ablo to bo with us at the
Science Ball. Ill health makes it
impossible for him to attend.. In
that lit years he was the most
popular man in Science, famed for
his wit. good humour, and appreciation of the Seienuoman's outlook   on   life.
Tough Start
Hn eereer started with a horrible nightmare of frustration and
(li-sullusii n. Ht would .seldom admit a but tho truth will out, and
I.e..' it is: he graduated from tho
Ont,a io Agricultural College! An
A:.s.it whew—what  a   stai't!
After leaving OAC nnd filling
his lungs with fresh Ontario air,
the Colonel hurled Ills Ignominious
past and started anew as an undergraduate in the Faculty of Engineering   at   McOlll   University.
tie graduated from McGiil in
civil   anil    mining   engineering.
The Colonel came W-st at the
turn of the century and settled In
Rossi -id. B.C., where he practised
land and mine surveying. Leaving
Iios.slanil he took a trip around the
world, stopping long enough In •
South Africa to investigate the
opportunities available for young
engineers.    He returned to Canada,
however,   and joined  the   engineering staff of the C.P.U.
Good Finish
Most, of the Kettle Valley route-
was located by the Colonel. They
say. that iu Alberta there is a
monument erected for him on the
only three miles of railway in the
Province   that   he   didn't   locate.
In 1919 ho went overseas with
the first contingent as a lieutenant
in the machine gun corps. Two
years later he was a lieutenant-
colonel, and at the Somme he
is quoted as saying that the officers wore mowed down so fast
that he ro.;e six steps in three
weeks. He returned as a Colonel
of Ihe Railway troops hut soon
took over his okl position with
the   C.P.R.   .
In 11122 Colonel Wilkin Joined the
civil engineering staff of the University of Hrltlsh Columbia and In
19299 became acting head of the
department. for the past dozen
years lie has heen honorary president «f SMUS, the highest honor
whieh ciin he bestowed upon an
engineering   professor.
At present the Colonel is ill,
but his doctors arc well pleased
with his response to treatment;
consequently, we are looking forward to having him at the Selene.
Ball  next  year.—A.   A,
He Was an Engineer
An   Engineer   once   loved   a   maid
With   pure   dynamic   passion.
H;.«   "Modus   Opcradi"   was
Of   scientific   fashion.
A   hyperbolic   tangent   to   a   cyclic-
polar   plane,
He   was   ;ui   Engineer.
CHORUS:
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah.
Glory, Glory. Hallelujah,
Glory, Glory. Hallelujah.
He   was   an   Engineer,
O   Ma id-en   fair  of   golden   hair.
Come   Ave   me   but   one   kiss.
Ri-.'ict    forever   thus   with    live,
Iu    o.-'culaling    bliss.
A    >!•. i.ei l...lie    tangent    to     .    cyclic
polar   plane.
1 le     v:u -     au     Engineer.
W. i h
;ny   lass,    the   clavs   will
With    . '.vu'l    synthetic    thrills.
In    kilowatts   and    B.T.U.'s
Wi- 11    pay   our    grocery   bills.
A    hypeiholie    tangent    to   a    cyclic
polar   plane.
He   was    an    Engineer.
We 11   iliiie   upon   thc   best   of   food.
The   kind   that's   strictly   stable,
Arid soft-boiled ergs we'll daily eat
From,   a   logarithmic   table.
A   hyiK-rbolic   tangent   to   a   cyclic
polar   plane,
Hi-   was   an   Engineer.
We'll   build   a   modernistic   ohm
Beside   th-e   sounding   sea
And   raise   a   tribe   of   Engineers
With   vim   and   entropy.
A   hy(>erbolic    tangent    to   a    cyclic
polar  plane,
Ho    was   an   Engineer.   ,
O  watt  a  maid!  Come  be  my  bride:
Nttniift id-   my   days.
Ly l".-.   synchronize   our   voltages.
And   I'ltu tuate   in   phase.
A    hi perhoi',"    tangent    te.   a    cyclic
polar   plane.
t \>     e   <      an   Kiu'iiH't'i'.
( Un
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By   all   this   talk   fantastic.
In fact her quips' from luscious lips
Were   cold   and   autocratic.
A   hyperbolic   tangent   to   a   cyclic-
polar   plane,
He   was   an   Engineer.
"Your   pretty   plea   is   packed   with
power
That   leaves   me   undelighted;
It  only   proves your   dynamo
Is   running   self-excited."
A   hyperbolic   tangent   to   a   cyclic
polar  plane,
He   was   an   Engineer.
Glory. Glory, Hallelujah,
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah.
Glory. G.ory. Hallelujah.
f Ii-    was   ao    Eneinet is
REDSHIRTS
i Continued    from   Page    I)
orities dismiss recent technical advances, processes ,and occasionally
soifte   dead   fossils.
Occupying the electric chair as
leader of the Electrical gang and
the American Institute of Electrical Engineers is Garth Griffiths.
Tlio electricals claim they specialize in student speeches and field
trips; but, judging from the stuff
they l'eave on tlie board, they
ought to merge with the mathematicians. Their hangout looks
like   Miami   Beach.
Controlling the mechanical engineers as head of th-e American
Society of Mechanical Engineers,
Charlie Parker has two speakers
at each weekly meeting. They
consider everything running from
photo-c-lesticity to boilers, from
.bearing troubles to feed water
heaters,    anil    from    Sciencemen.
Members of these clubs attend
annual conventions ad field trips
to supplement theory with practical   expel iece.     G.    W.
A turtle lives 'twist plated docks,
Which   effectively   conceal   its'   sex.
1   think    it   clever   of   thc   turtle --
In   such    a    fix     to   be   so   fertile.
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lift;—Don't miss the Super-Science-
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
ARVID BACKMAN, Science '43
Senior Editors
Rex Parker, Mechanical '42      Charles Parker, Mechanical '41
Associate Editors
Alfio  Allen,   Geology   '39;   Stan  Harris,   Chemical   '41;   John
Beaty,    Chemical    '41;    Jim    Robinson,    Chemical    '41;    John
Brynelsen, Mechanical '42; Bob Potkins, Chemical '42; Mack
Buck, Science  '43; Bob Davidson, Science '44.
Dr. H. C
Garth   Wacle,
Ail;  McLaren
Guest Columnist
Gunning, Honorary President of S.M.U.S.
Cartoonist
Bill Angley, Chemical '42
Reportorial Staff
Mechanical   '41;   Ken   McTaggart,   Science
Mechanicil  '41;   John  Gillies,  Mechanical
Len Cox, Science '43
'43;
'41;
Sticking To Tradition
In publishing tho third Science Issue this year's Science
Editorial Board is following a tradition established two years
ago by Alfie Allen and Jack Mair; and followed last year by
Charie Lighthall and Arvid Backman. With the .exception
of the declaration of Council Policy for 1941 which appears
on page 1, and a few items on the sports page, the entire issue
is devoted to engineering views and news.
To the many contributors the Science Editorial Board
extends its sincerest thanks; for without their contributions
this issue would not have been possible. From the wealth
of material submitted only the most representative have been
used to give the rest of the campus an idea of the versatility
that characterizes the Engineering mind.
No more needs .to be said! Read on, then, and discover
what Science offers!
The Mapping Of Buck McBuck
A bunch of the hoys were horsing around in the 3rd year draughting room;
The laddio  at  tho raddio  had   dialed  a   deafening boom;
Back of a board, at a campus map, sat Dangerous Buck McBuck,
Drawing a  tangent  to a curve with  amazing lack  of  luck.
When out of the hall,  through  tho bluish  pall from George's- blasphemy,
There stumbled a stanger insane from the labs, and loaded with Chem 2B.
He looked like a man with a  note from  the Dean,  and  Christmas failures
four,
Yet  he  whistled  a   tune  as  he  missed  the spittoon  and  spat  with eclat  on
the floor. #
There   was   none   could   plaeo   the   stranger's   face,   or   his   lab-coat   stained
with   muck, '
But,   he   laughed   at.   his  jokes   and   bummed   all.   his   smokes   dill   Dangerous
Buck  McBuck.
With   a   face   most   hair,   and   the   trapped   wild   s^arc-   of   an   Artsman   faced
with  a  beer,
The stranger stood over  Buck's campus map and watered  it with  a tear.
There   arc-  maixs   that  somehow   grip  your  eyes,   and  hold   them   hard,   like
a  spell,
And such was this, and it looked  to me,
Lake a map that was drawn in hell.
The roads went wandering round the Point in a sort of kind of maze,
And   the   gym   was   drawn   in   the   parking   lot,   and   the  Brock—where   the
cattle  graze.
Then tho stranger dried his tears and spoke: "Who drew this was a twerp,"
Then he covered his mouth with a tardy hand—
My  God!   but  that, man  could   burp.
Were   you  ever  awake   in   English  4  when   when   nothing   was  very   clear,
And the polysyllables dried you  up till you'd barter your soul for a beer?
With only tho whir of a puny fan,  and your lungs on wartime rations,
A  half-doped  thing  in  tho Science building's  inadequate ventilations,
While overhead, o'er the Men in Red,  the Words swept by  in state—
Then  you've  a  hunch  what   that   burp  was   for   ...   a   gesture  at  hopeless
fate,
With   tlie  crowning  cry  of  a   heart's  despair,   like   the  wail   of  a   pig  that's
stuck,
"Thc Science Bldg. straddles the Midi,"  cursed  Dangerous Buck McBuck.
Then   the stranger shrugged  and  his eyes  thoy bugged  in  a  most  peculiar
way,
In  a sweater rod,  by   its looks,  worn  in  bed,   he sat and I saw  him sway;
Then  his   lips  went   in   in  a  kind  of grin  anil  he spoke anil his   voice  was
calm,
And, "Boys," says he, "You don't kaow mc, anil none of you care a damn;
Bht I want to state, anil my words are straight . .  , he may be able to truck
But one of you there is a lousy surveyor .  .  . and that one is Buck McBuck.
—L.C.—  (Apologies to R. W. Service)
• Cold Borsch
Spanish John and
Little Isadore
By  Spanish  John and
Little Isadore
1g It i.s a fine afteroon tine
day last, week and we
aro in the Caf partaking of a
little tonsil bleach the lizards
call coffee, although we wish
to state that Jake Underhiil
makes plenty lettuce
selling that embalming fluid
to the morgue gnomes. The
wench that brews it is God's
gift to the plastic industry.
Anyhow. some ape sidles up
witli a huge hello, which we rt-
turn, anil wauls us to wi'io a th'.,-
iind-that column for the bi-weekly
I.ladder. Naturally we give Inin
the chill, because wc ain't no Mary
Ann.     That  doll  can   pick   up  more
dirt than a mudder in the sixth
at Santa Anita. Anyway, the only
lime we get interested in other
people's business it is their bank
accounts we are working up to a
touch.
But tlie guy cries about his
grey-haired mother, and we promise this insult to the Fourth
1'lstai'c so he can buy off thlt
mortgage and get the old woman
a   henna   rinse.
Superman
So let us tell you about Science-
mi-n since nobody has tht- right
idea of them. The average guy
thinks a Redshirt is a throwback
to    the    Heidclbergensis.
Well just because he has a figure    that    would    make    Charles
1 '" I
Atlas take his own health course
over again, and because lie fenrs
not men nor mice, including "D'ya
See," th O.T.C. Brnin, that i.s no
reason for the Discipline Committee to put the sleeve on a Crimson every time a few windows arc
ventilated or some Artsman is
found in a burlap soaking in tho
lye bath at the bottom of the
Science   elevator   siiaft.
It is 7 to 3 the Artsman had his
insurance paid up anyway, which
is a nice price in any man's town
so   what   the   hell'.'
A Scienceman is a guy to marvel at. lie knows every formula
and equation invented by the
white race. He mixes his cocktails
from recipes suppli'.-d by Krupp
and  Dupont.
Plastic Planes Protect
Aviators And Gunners
^ When about six years ago chemistry introduced transparent plastics for aircraft production, there appeared
vast new possibilities in the field of aircraft design. Fighting
today wth the air force, these modern, materals are destined
to live and fly another day and give some idea of what aeroplanes of 1944 may be like in the new Aerial Age, writes G.
H. Mosher in a recent issue of C-I-L Oval.
Designers  sc'izol   upon   this   crys
tal clear substance, which had the
translucent properties of glass but
was shatterproof and could be
inolilcd under heat treatment to
any required curvature. With it
th-y achiev.c-d advanced streamlining  and  great increases  in speed.
Bullet Proof
As war aircraft production became imperative and more widespread, transparent plasties wero
used for tfim turrets, bomb-aimers'
windows and whulowscreens on
bombers and fielders. For this purpose it left nothing to be desired,
i'or it would not shutter under tht*
impact   of   bullets,    it   was   light   in
weight, gavg maximum visibility
to the air crew, and eould be
shaped to provide the least wind-
ivsistanco at high speeds, according to tlie article. Wilh transparent plasties the square corners
were    knocked    off    the   aircraft.
Aircraft in 1941 are si ill expensive hand-mad-^ machines, built up
by the careful assembly of sometimes as many as 50,000 individual parts. A method of mass-
production, which wil simplify the
construction and reduce tiie price
of a private light aerophuve to
something comparable with what
is paid for automobiles today, is
what is required to bring flying
within tlie reach of the average
man.
• The  Signboard
TUESDAY — February 11, at 8
p.m. in Arts 100, a meeting of Le
Cercle Francais will be held.
Speaker will be Professor F. H.
Soward, whoso subject is to be
"Tho Fall of France". Everyone
welcome. Members of Le Cercle
will meet after the lecture in the
Women's Lower Common Room.
They are requested to bring fees.
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TUESDAY—Dr. Ida Halpern will
continue her discussion of the 5th
Symphony of Beethoven.
*    *    *    *
TUESDAY — Chemistry Society
meeting at 7:45 in Brock Stage
room, Speakers; J. Cochrane, "Paint
Chemistry"; J. Popper, "Synthetic
Rubber"; G. Turner, "Separation
ot Isotopes". Alt taking Chemistry 3   or higher   are welcome.
WEDNKSDAY-
Service   at  -1  p.m.
Chapel.     F.voryon
S. C. M. Vesix-r
in Union College
e   welcome.
SATURDAY—International Parly
at Alexandra House. Admission 2a
cents,   8:30.
If you want to lead a normal
life—Don't miss the Supcr-Sclence-
IVtiin   Ball.
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LOST — Man's   "Modern"    watch.
Leather    strap.      Please    return    to
Ian    Schieclel,   Science   '43.     ALma
1590.
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LOST—"St. Francis of Assisi", by
Sabatier. Please return to Margaret Francis. Arts Letter Rack.
URGENT!
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LOST—One notebook from the
Caf book rack. Case of mistaken
identity. Finder please return to
same place.
He knows no fear at exam-
time, even though his faculty are
closer than a dead heat when it
comes to giving out pass grades.
More Science-men are thrown
back from exams than in Pickett's
charge at Gettysburg, yet for tills
treatment he pays a fee that
makes his defieit look like tho
French     National    Debt.
Scum of the Earth
To us guys around and about,
an Artsman is a Zombi exhibit
from tin.- Smithsonian Institute.
It is usually as cheerful as a sawbones rescued out of tiie hay at
3 a.m. to do a repair job ou Milk-
F.ar Willie that soaked up some
lead over on tho East Sidv. It
walks into the exams like Pavlova
with rickets, anil emerges as happy as tlie Chicago Beer baron asking his wife lo look und-er the
front poreh to sec what makes
that    ticking   sound.
If thi- Artsman is lucky und dues
not get left in the odd exam by
a dirty nose, it will spend its four
.years lvarniug ileacl languages that
are only used in ' Good-Time
Nnilerhill's blind sow. And it winds
up so ignorant that it can point
North only when playing the SouLh
band   in   a    bridge   game.
Quick, Spanish John,  the  needle!
DINE
AND DANCE
AT
HOTEL  VANCOUVER
LOST — Chem 2 Lab manual.
Bunny Arm. Return to A.M.S.
office.
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LOST—One pair of brown kid
gloves, marked "Hudson's Bay",
from the ladies' wash room on Friday. Please return to A.M.S.
office.
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LOST   —   A  7   x   9   box  marked
"sensitized paper" with "negatives" written across it in pencil.
Disappeared from the dark room.
These negatives are urgently needed. Reward if necessary. Please
contact Totem in the Pub Office.
• •    •    •
FOUND —. One lether brief case
containing several University text
books, including the Vicar of
Wakefield and Scientific German.
Apply to "300" Transfer Moving
Company.
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NEED OF ENGINEERS
iContinueil   from   Page   1)
struct ion   engineers   would   arise.
"Many engineers," he stated,
"will travel overseas to rebuild
and reconstruct a war-torn-Europe.
In Canada, civil construction vn-
gincers will be constantly demanded to change our munition
and war factories so that these
will be able to produce their
peace-time goods. Moreover, many
will be absorbed by the boom in
civil construction of highways,
bridges, sewers, buildings which
has been shelved for the duration."
In the rapid growth and expansion of the Dominion In post-war
years, part of which will be attributable to European Immigration. Dean Finlayson prophesied
that tho demand for civil, electrical, geological, mining, forest, and
mechanical, and metallurgical engineers would continue for several
years.
"The chemical engineers, now
greatly absorbed by thc munitions
factories, will lie less in demand;
but they will, however .be able
to adjust themselves to peacetime    requirements."-    A.    B.
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■m Education and Athletics  Dr. h.c. canning
O The primary object of every university
should be the proper development of the
minds of its students. Character, being a
product of the, mind, will grow with the
mind. Therefore, to fulfill its purpose, the
institution must strive toward the attainment of the alert, inquisitive and original
mentality for its students. All activities of
the campus should lead to this goal, What
part, then, should athletics occupy in the
well-balanced educational program? We
may omit consideration of those who adopt
athletics as- a profession.
Athletics Secondary
From what has been said it follows that
athletic activity, including in its broad scope
all physical activity of the student body, must
occupy a position secondary to the larger
educational program. It is important only
insofar as it facilitates the attainment of the
necessary mental development by the student. As soon as it exceeds this secondary
position and assumes a status of primary importance on the campus, it is not only undesirable, but actually harmful; for it is
bound to compete with and hinder the primary program of the institution. It is not difficult to cite examples of this condition.
On the other hand athletes rightly play
an important part in all the major educational institutions on this continent. Though
many of the oustanding colleges are scarcely
known in the world of sport, they all strive
for a proper balance between physical and
mental activity. The reason is obvious, for a
healthy mind develops best in a sound body.
No Minimum
This does not mean that an individual
should have a certain minimum of exercise.
SomO bodies and minds apparently function
splendidly with almost no physical exercise.
President Hutchinson of Chicago University
is credited with the statement that he at
times feels the urge to exercise, but he has
found that this cart be overcome by lying
down with the eyes closed.
Another person, worthy of historical
record, when urged to play golf for his mental and physical good, is reported to have replied that he obtained all the exercise he
needed attending the funerals of his golfing
friends.
On the other hand, many constitutions
certainly require regular and even strenuous
exercise. Goethe has advised on these matters: "Inspiration, fancy, idea as gift of physical stimulation; mind, life, each includes the
other, each has life from the other. Whenever you can, shake the dust from your feet,
go out in the open under the sky, ride, walk
... I did that, it was the making of me. A
man   belongs   out   of • doors,   with   the   bare
ground under his feet,' so that strength and
power can run into him from the soil, like
sap, and he can raise his eyes to the birds
skied overhead."
Tlie direct educational benefits of athletic activity are not to be overlooked. By it
is bred a better co-ordination of mind and
muscle, a fine sense of the value of co-operation (since no team is really great without
this) and a true realization of the importance of fair play.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits to
be derived is the quality of losing gracefully,
with a smile, for this stands man in good
stead in bearing the reverses that must inevitably be his in life. The great gain from
membership in a winning team is not the
mere fact of vctory, but the benefit of having
excelled at one more task,
Engineer Agility
To no group of professional men is efficient physical activity more beneficial than
to the engineer. In practise of their professions most engineers are called "upon to embrace physical and mental ability to an unusual degree. Agility of body is frequently
as important as agility of mind. An awkward, un-coordinated body may prove a
serious, handicap, particularly in the early
professional years.
Furthermore, agility of body is commonly, in the strenuous and often hazardous
pursuits of the engineer, a prime requisite
to survival. Too many young engineers have
been lost by lack of physical dexterity. Finally many engineers must handle men, often
under- unusually difficult and severe conditions. Physical prowess is one of the simplest roads to initial respect and obedience.
All this points to thc conclusion thut
some thought should be given to one's physical activity before a profession is chosen.
The choice being made, the physical, as well
as the mental, requirements of that profession should be kept clearly in mind; an effort
must be made to meet these physical requirements by physical training if necessary.
Beyond this, the real reason for participation in athletics is surely only that it may
add to the efficiency and enjoyment of one's
whole life. Therefore the degree of participation should crtainly vary greatly with the
individual. Some men, like Chicago's president, may thrive best on rest; others like
Goethe, may need the stimulus of violent
exercise.
The decision should be made carefully,
for not only is athletic activity time-consuming, but over-indulgence can be exceedingly
harmful, particularly if one is forced to lead
a sedentary life in post-university years.
Athletic participation is, then, a means to
and end, not an end in itself.
Page Four
THE       UBYSSEY
Tuesday, February 11th, 1941
Birds Fade As 'Old Men' Turn On Heat
LEAFS 54      —      VARSITY 47
Playoff Game vjs. Angelus, Wed., 8:45, Campus Gym
O    Fate was against our Thunderbirds Saturday night when
the Maple Leafs soared to sizzling heights in the last
minutes of a hectic contest to squash our desperate attempt
for the playoof bye, 54—47, setting the stage for Angelus to
drift into a first place tie with a 57—46 victory over Tookes.
Therefore, the 'Birds will bo at
home to the dangerous Angels
her Wednesday night for a sudd-en-death contest to decide which
team will get the bye and which
will play I-eafs in the semis.
The champion Leafs reaped
sweet rev-enge for all the previous
lickings they suffered at Varsity's
hands this season. Instead of
slacking off in the final period,
the buch of "tired old men" set
the torrid pace throughout, and
left their young checks flat-footed
time  and again.
Even-Steven
It was even-steven in the first
half, score being 15-15 at quarter
time, and 30—29 for the winners at
the half. Varsity managed to pull
even just before the breather at
three-quarter time when Lefty
Barton, who played the entire
game and grabbed 14 points, potted one of bis "unconscious" shots
to   make   it   40-all.
Joe Ross and Jim Bardsley. with
t2 and 17 iKiints respectively, led
a last period attack that left the
.students   paiitiiie;   in    th.ir   tracks.
It was a bitter endim* to a starry
league-schedule,  '
MAURY   VAN  VLIET
".  .  .  no  linoing  at   the  game   Wednesday.      Remember   wc    represent
the   University."
Taylor Flashes Fast Form
To Pilot  C.P.S.  Ski   Win
Shepherd Converts  Tremblay's Try
• College of Puget Sound narrowly nosed out U.B.C. skiers
in an international inter-collegiate ski meet on the slopes of
Grouse Mountain Saturday and
Sunday by a margin of eight slim
points.
Big nol.se of tile CPS win was
star plankcr Bill Taylor, who copped first place points hi all three
slalom, downhill, and cross-country  events.
CPS won the meet with 298
points whihe Varsity skiers amassed  a  total  of 290.
Most spectacular event of the
two-day contest was Taylor's exhibition in tile downhill run from
tho peak of Dam to Whistler's
Pass.       Taylor     roared     over     the
cours'e in 49 seconds flat, clpsely
followed by Mason nnd Allen,
both    Varsity    men.
Taylor again flashed across the
finish line in the slalom event
with his team-niiitcHobbins. following him in to take second placc
honours. Clo.s'.- on tbe heels of
Hi bbins   were-   Mason   and   Roots.
Completing his cycle, Taylor
showed great form in touring the
cross country route, laid out by
CPS faculty representative Dr.
Tomlinson, circling thc plateau
twite to lead u field of Roots (Varsity). Rohblns (CPS). and I'nriuim
(Varsity).
• Co-Ed Sports
By HELEN MATHESON
# The Senior "B" basketball team won their first
game of the finals on Friday
night when they beat Western Mutuals 213—22 at the
Y. W. gym.
In the first quarter there was
much wild shooting and not much
scoring on either side. Mutuals
out-scored Varsity 6—1 in the
second quarter — the only period
when the play was really their's.
At hall-time the score stood tied
at 8—8.
Tho girls netted 13 points in the
third quarter and held their lead
during the fourth, matching point
for  point   with  Mutuals.
Three of the players went into
the final round with 3 fouls
against them, and there we-re only
6 players in strip. ' Jean Eckhardt
and Brenda Phillips were missing
from  the  lino-up.
Jean Thomson was'called out on
personals, but with only 2 minutes to play the team held their
4 point lead.
Ruth Wilson doesn't waste her
foul shots—she chalked up 9 points
on successive free throws. Three
field baskets added to these gave
Ruth a total of 15 points to make
hor  tops in scoring for tins evening.
The line-up: Bradley, Frith,
Thomson 3. Palmer S. McWIIIIum.s,
Wilson   15.
Blitxkreiged by 'Flu
Tlie hockey team suffered its
first loss in the last seven starts
when it lost 2—0 to General America  on  Saturday  afternoon.
Varsity's fighting spirit didn't
wilt, but the defense couldn't withstand tho continuous battering of
the Generals' efficient forward line.
When the play was forced down
on the opposing goal. Varsity's forward  lino   failed   to   click.
Betty Muir and Pauline Scott
were ere'**1*- missed from tiie lineup—both   were   on   the   sick   list.
Thc Women's Big Block Club
picture will be taken for the Totem
on Thursday at 12:30. The hockey
team will have their picture taken
the  same noon hour.
^ Sterling work by stalwart Sciencemen plus some incidental labour by a lone Aggie almost piloted the Varsity Thunderbirds to their first McKechnie Cup win Saturday when the Victoria Reps narrowly nosed out the Collegians 9—5 on the Stadium grounds.
Tliomp.so
kinc.   of   th
thn
b.
,   newly   found
kicking;
through
Cri mson   Tide,
booted
(he    first
ttiful       penalty
kicks
sidv   int<
them    Hi
til
TIIE NEAREST BANK IS
The Canadian
BANK   OF
COMMERCE
Tenth and Sasamat Branch
A general bank business
is transacted and accounts
of the faculty and students
of the University of
British Columbia are welcomed.
BANKERS TO THE
ALMA MATER
SOCIETY
C.   II.   Myers,  Manager
• Varsity uprights in
if to send the Island
9-0 lead, and to give
winninc;   margin.
EiigliiwrluK stars of the clash
were Alack Buck, Fraser Shepherd,
wbo hooted home the convert to
Varsity's lone try, Jack Tucker,
dashing wing three quarters, Ainu
Wallace, and Ian Richards who carried tho red standard of Science lo
great   heights.
Reds Seek Second Title
^ The invincible engineering rugger team, last year's intramural champions, who have not lost a game this yoar
meet th Artsmen in a deathly brawl in the Campus Stadium
tomorrow afternoon at. 15:30 to chalk up another victory on
their march Tor another championship,
>Xt
"We   won't,   oven   need   to
in order  Lo  benl  those   flub)
Wednesday,"     \:
d   Al   Wallace,   a:
quaff ine; I lit.
ckev.    Bonded
pract ic
, Arts-
■bowed
s   he   sat
new
Blitz,    in
Replete   with
Selenee,   tl
properly    in    the
th
strolls.; sons of
scrum start-Ad hooking
second half, and
Varsity threes were advancing the
luil I deep into Victoria tvrritory.
About halfway through Todd
Tremblay picked up the ball and
dashed forty yards through the
entire Inland side to score betwevn
the posts. Fraser Shepherd booted
home   I ht   convert.
Tlie Campus round ba I tors, a-
ioiis,;,-;t t hem novmuI Sei' 'iicemon.
ike tm tlie Pre- Flees in a ijamo
I on  the  Campu.s Wednes--
sehodul
das .
After
wvok's    h
eeermen   a
:.: 1,1
due
tho
for
men
curly-ha
yesterda
Science
Bottles.
Wallace, heroic leader- ot! the
heroic Science trilby team. was
■referring to tho battle to be staged
with the Arsmon next Wednesday
at   3; 30  in   the  stadium.
"Their scrum will sov ' ed that
will be more. Their throes will
. ee red - more uore. Their full-
hack will sve red —- as lie lie.
watching the Redshirts whU by
for   try   after   try."
From all about Wallace. Kn.gin-
eors gathered to spread the news.
"We have advisvd Center and
Manna." they hicced proudly, "anrt
they have promised to provide
blue-   ana1   £4'old   flowers."
Bast, fall the Engineers play, d
the Milk Shake buys but wore
sabotaged by some trai tor mis Rod-
.. bills Ihat joined up with the
Arsmon. This siaur.' w.ll bo diffor-
ont. for it's for the honour of
Science. That means "fk;ht to tn-
death,    and    the    last    Artsm.-n."
Putting away their black-jack
and wintf-jmfi**, the FnglntM'rs point I
to such flashes as Mac [luck. Fras- j
vv Sheplieifl, Al Wallace, Al Nurod, !
Ian Richards, Jack Tucker, and '.
Juhnny   Hunkle.
To furthe
up. live Ch
concocted ;
ulent. compi
by.   one   thir
■   st rentdhen    thi;
mu leal    En id net r.-
noworl'u 1 new st im -
>sed of one third Stub-
1 Georgian Water, one
third Du Lean's Dew, and ane thi
of tho prv-cij> Rates left over from
the last Chem 2 lab. Up on the
top floor of (ho Science fort res-;,
daily injections aro beiu<.', i_.ive,i
to nit^'iM's by pretty nurses, who
look just like Heciy Lamarr. The
Redshirt morale has tjono up
points   since    last   reading.
It pains us to mention that tho,,
expect to resist th
in rugby. Even, I>av
tier, has eombei I th
filtered otut sue!
y rs as ( leor n'o \ ,an-
. Jack Bineham. Fro.
i Marnier. Jack Ko •
Ra \      Co >rman.      ari<
mis us
foolish Arts
■'now i >r< lor"
ies. t heir le;
stack.*. and
would-be-ph
Jim Maine.u\
Bin-ham, .Mi
Don    Ha! .ton
Ranji
were
Ah
tin.
>d   U
Boor     lads.
their  mothers
Its always a date for
Brylcreemed men...
Wrong numbers?    No, no!
Smart gals always "go" for pals
With ISrylcrc.med hair.
It's tops in taste.
The touch of distinction,
As essential as the morning shave.
I.RYLCRF.EM  ...
Tames the wildest hair.
Gives lustre to dry, lifeless hair.
Checks dandruff.
Fights falling hair and baldness.
Urylcrecm is the
Fmpire's favourite.
Over 18,000,000 tubes and
Jars bought last year.
So it must be good!
Costs as little as 25c.
For extra economy buy
Tlie big 50c tube or jar.
Money-back guarantee.   •
B^_#■ m^W^_E _E\ek\A    *-Noa>'°h°i
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