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 THE COMBYSSEY
Annual Publication of the Commerce Undergraduate Society of the
University of British Columbia
VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1945
No. 59
COMMERCE HOLDS BANQUET TONIGHT
FARRIS TO DISCUSS
'PERMANENT PEACE'
Peirson Named . . .
• THE Annual Commerce
will be held tonight in
Vancouver at 6:15 p.m.
The banquet will be held in association with the Canadian Manu-
^ lecturer's    Association    and    the
Vancouver Board of Trade.
Many   prominent  business  men
f)  of Vancouver,  Victoria and New
Westminster will be guests of the
undergraduates and  the  graduating Commerce students.
Guest speaker will be Senator
J. W. De B. Farris, K.C. He will
speak on "The Basis of a Permanent Peace." C. A. Cotterell, president of the Vancouver Board of
Trade will introduce him.
The organization committee of
the Graduation banquet Includes:
President, Stuart Porteous; treae-
i urer, Lee Weng; Ticket sales, Pat
Cunningham (committee head),
Barbara Bell W. J. O'Brien, J.
, Varcoe, H. Vernon-Jackson; D.
Carson, Mel Dennis, June Day,
Jack Forbes, Bob Peacock, Bob
Morris, J. Lott; Invitations and
decorations, Dorothy Payson, Margaret Morgan, Beverly Guy; Seating and ushering, William Matheson.
Red Cross Waiver
Campaign Starts
* Monday, Feb. 26
• THI ANNUAL campaign for
the signing of Red Cross Waivers will eosuae«ce on Monday, the
26th.
This year the attempt to raise
money will be made by means of
personal contact. The first two
years wiU be canvassed at Maths
1 and English I lectures. In the
Aggie Building, all Aggies will be
asked to sign waivers in front of
the notice board.
Applied Science students will be
asked by their class president to
sign waivers ia their classes.
In addition all fraternities and
sororities will be canvassed.
Last year over $1800 was raised
for the National Red Cross campaign by the signing of Red Cross
waivers. This means that about
ISO students signed the forms. This
year the War Aid Council hopes
for a anaaa better response.
Undergraduate Society banquet
the Banquet room of thc Hotel
Commerce to Offer
Commercial Law
• MR. MORROW has announced
, that the course In Commercial
Law is to be given next year. Mr.
John Farrls, prominent Vancouver
barrister, will be the lecturer.
The lectures will offer such subjects ae the principles of company
law, and law of contract and will
familiarise the student with various legal siuations encountered in
everyday conduct of business.
UBC To Hold
Cairn Program
Tuesday April 3
O TWO DECADES ago the University of British Columbia
v/as moved from the Fairview
"shacks" to its present site at Point
Grey.
Directly    responsible    for    this
move   was   the  student  agitation
which culminated in the great trek
to Point Grey in 1922.  The Cairn
or  the Main Mall is constructed
of the rocks which the agitating
students carried out in that parade.
Each year it ls the tradition
of the  University  to hold  a
Calm Ceremony to commemorate tills drive which started
the university on its road of
progress.
The Cairn Ceremony will be held
this year at noon Tuesday April
3
Dr. N. M. MacKenzie has been
asked to speak at this his first
ceremony. Dick Bibbs will fllso
speak.
The ceremony has bten scheduled at noon to facilitate the attendance of all students.   It will take
place in front of the Cairn.
The heads of all Undergraduate Societies have been contacted to make an effort to assure the attendance of all students.
The Varsity Band will also be in
attendance.
This year's Freshman class will
probably see greater changes in
the University than those in the
days of the movement of the 3ite
from the Fairview 'shacks' states
Allan Ainsworth in charge of the
iceremony.
IRC CLUB ASKS
FllLL STUDENT
MEMBERSHIP
O STUDENTS interested in join-
, ing the International Relations
Ciub next year, and who would
like to take advantage of membership privileges during the summer, are invited to attend a meeting at 12:30 Monday, March 26 in
Arts 108.
An extensive program including
prominent guest speakers, discussion groups, and home meetings,
has been planned for next year.
Anyone with an active Interest in
world affairs is eligible for membership, and members will be given
free use of the IRC Loan Collection, a library of up-to-date authoritative books on world problems, donated by the Carnegie Endowment, sponsor of the campus
club.
Mackenzie Addresses
UBC Grads in Ottawa
By
DOUGLAS O. "OZZY" DURKIN,
Editor of The Totem, 1940
f DR NORMAN A. MacKENZIE,
president of the University and
chairman of the Wartime Inform-
r-tion Board, addressed a group of
nearly 200 UBC Alumni at a reunion banquet and dance held at
Carleton College in Ottawa on
Friday evening, March 16.
The grads—most of whom are
serving with the government or
a branch of the Armed Forces-
heard Dr. MacKenzie pay tribute
to the pert undergraduates have
played ia establishing the University as one of the Dominion's
finest.
OWES STUDENTS
"I don't know of any university
in Canada today," the President
stated, "that owes as much to its
student body as does the University of British Columbia. The stadium, gymnasium, and student
union buildings are lasting monuments to the determination and
spirit of the student body. Here
is a record and a reputation of
which we can all be proud."
Dr.    MacKenzie    declared    that
UBC now has a larger number of
returned men and women than
any other Canadian university,
and pointed out that more classroom space was still the largest
problem on the campus.
"If we are expanding classes, we
must have expanded facilities," he
said, "British Columbia is a great
province, with great natural resources and wonderful opportunities. Our university Ls the youngest in Canada, but her potentalities
are unlimited. As the city and
province grow, UBC will grow."
FACULTIES COMING
The President assured the grads
that plans were progressing for
the establishment of faculties of
law, medicine, and dentistry. He
said that existing labs and classrooms would have to be expanded,
however, before these plans would
become  realities.
The meeting was under the
chairmanship of "Ab" Whiteley,
Arts '28, retiring president of the
Ottawa alumni association, Don
Smith, Sc. '31. and Marjorie Find-
lay, Arts '39, were elected president and secretary for the coming
year. •
. . . CUS Prexy
•   RCNVR veteran George Peirson will succeed Stuart Porteous as president of the Commerce
Undergraduate Society.
Since his arrival on the campus
last year George has been exceedingly active in student affairs.
He was president of the returneo
men's club, CURMA. His present
position as president of CUS came
an the result of his organizing ability and his constant willingness
to work on behalf of the Commerce Department.
Reid Bequeaths
"Canadians" Data
To UBC Library
• ROBIE L. REID. K.C, who
died in February, bequeathed
to the University of British Columbia his famous library of C'cn-
adlana. The collection has few
rivals in its field, and consists of
9,000 books and 4,000 pamphlets.
Dr. Reid was a Nova Scotian by
birth, but spent 60 of his 78 years
in British Columbia. Doubtless for
this reason his library is richest in
materia] relating to the Maritime*
and Western Canada.  The section
on British Columbia includes many
rare pamphlets, while that on (he
Klondike and thc Yukon gen'ral-
ly i.s one of the best in existence.
Dr. Reld often said that hit
greatest  pleasure   was   buying
books, but he did not Indulge
his hobby thoughtlessly.   Over
30 years ago he conceived the
Idea of collecting and giving to
the University a comprehensive
collection of books by Canadians,   or   about   Canada,   and
from the first he bought with
discretion and purpose. A magnificent and well-rounded library Is the result.
Though historical works predominate, the library includes a fine
collection of Canadian fiction and
poetry.   In date these range *»om
the earliest works to Thomas Rad-
dall's   current   best-seller,   Roger
Sudden.
Terms of the bequest d'rect 'hat
it shall be shelved with the library of Dr. Reid's life-long friend,
the late Judge Howay, whose bx>ks
come to the University in 1943.
The joint collection will be known
as the "F. W. Howay and R. L
Reid Collection of Canadiana."
CAMPUS LEGION
SPONSORS SAT.
NIGHT MIXER
• STUDENTS   ARE   invited   to
"Swing with Joe" on Saturday
night at the Brock. Misleading
posters have erroneously been advertising a dance which was far
from being "final."
Rumours questioning the appearance of Maestro Joe are entirely unfounded. Joe will be in
attendance and the bano complete
with Vocalist. '
Tickets may be had through Legion members now, and also at the
Brock on Saturday night.
"Why not make this your final
dance."
Monro Pre-Meds
Elect New Exec.
• EXECUTIVE    of    the    Monro
Pre-Med  club for the coming
year were elected at a meeting
Friday. Retiring president, Al
MacFarlane, was given an ovation
for his outstanding work during
the past year.
Pat Fowler was elected president, and Adrienne Cools will be
incoming treasurer.
McKean Claims 'Old*
Party System Prohibits
Radical Social Reform
• TWO DIFFERENT methods of attaining the same end
were expressed by Fergus McKean, B.C. Provincial head
of the Labour Progressive party, and J. E. McCormack,
federal organizer for B.C. of the Liberal party. Both speakers,
who were presented by the Social Problems Club, felt that
co-operation between nations after the war, and progress at
home were prime necessities for a successful peace.
Engineers Elect
Beveridge Prexy
• CUMAXING a week of intensive campaigning more than
400 redshirts turned out to the
polls last Wednesday to elect Jack
Beveridge, fourth year chemical
engineer, president of the Engineers' Undergraduate Society for
thc 1945-46 session.
Elected on a platfprm ot better
organization for the engineers,
Beveridge has outlined plans for
the co-ordination of the activities
of the senior and junior years
and also for better understanding
between the members of the faculty and the students.
The number of students voting
represented about 80 pat cent of
the pre-Christmas enrolment of
the faculty. Third and Fourth
year students had the best representation at the polls with 98
per cent of their number votina
Other members of the executive
were elected at a meeting Friday
noon. They were: honorary president, Prof. A. Peebles; vice-president Gordon Genge; secretary-
treasurer, Bob Lister; athletic representative, Bus Ellis.
LSE Announces
Honor Awards
• AT A MEETING of the Awards
Committee of the Literary and
Scientific Executive, composed of
faculty members and students, the
12 students and one faculty member were elected to the Literary
and Scientific Honorary Society in
recognition of their contribution
to the intellectual life of the University through club activities.
Recipients of the awards will be
Professor A. C? Cooke, Gordon
Bertram, Allan Aainsworth, Ted
English, Elinor Haggart, Winnie
Erwin, Rosemary Stewart, Mary
Quan, Gregory Miller, Jean Prid-
ham, Jim Wilson, Jim Clement,
and Douglas Clarke.
NOTICE
• TEMPORARY time tables
for the April Examinations
in all Faculties have been posted on the Notice Boards. If
any student has a' clash in his
time table, he should report It
at once on forms obtainable in
the Registrar's Office. No
change can be made after
MARCH 24th.
CHARLES B. WOOD,
Registrar.
McKean felt that the answer to
the problem would be a coalition
government with representatives
of labour present. Mr. McCormack
felt that this would lead to disaster, as, instead of having a definite policy the government would
have to give in first to one group,
and then to another, and in the
end achieve nothing.
PROGRESSIVE COALITION
McKean said that if the old-
line parties were restored to complete power that the essential social reforms would not be introduced. He said that, "to avoid
chaos Canada needs a progressive
coalition government rather than
a coalition of the right."
He stated definitely that te
be successful such a coalition
would need representatives of
labour.
Mr McCormack's reply was that
"we must be prepared to think in
definite lines or we will end up
like France; divided and weak in
the eyes of the world.
McCormack said that 80 percent
of the socialist party are only hasty
Liberals.
"We are behind these groups if
they will give up what they don't
actually believe in — Socialism.
Those on the left must, return to
the Liberal party, for they are
the life-blood of the Liberals.
"The Labour party In England
failed because it was all for one,
and not one for all as the Liberal
party is."
He refuted McKean's statement
.hat a coalition could not provide
the long term thinking necessary,
as a government with a powerful
majority can.
16 STUDENTS
APPLY TO AMS
ACCIDENT FUND
• THERE have been sixteen applications for accident insurance covered by the Accident Insurance Fund this year. The Committee has recommended to Students' Council that payment be
made on seven applications for a
total of $309.92.
Recommendation on the remaining nine applications is pending
until all bills for these applications
are submitted.
A Constitution for the Committee drawn up by Chairman Ken
Creighton, was approved at the
last meeting. A recommendation
that the surplus of the Fund be
allowed to accumulate up to
$3,000.00 is being brought before
Students' Council, and will be
presented to the next General Alma Mater Society Meeting.
• JOHN COMMERCE—The quintessence of sartorial magnificence and intellectual capability.
AMS MEETING TO OUTLINE
REVISION REPORTS MARCH 27
• MEMBERS OF the 1944-45 Council will turn over their
gowns of office to their successors at the annual meeting
of the Alma Mater Society to be held in the Auditorium,
Tuesday, March 27, at 11:30. All 11:30 lectures and labs
will be cancelled.
First WUS-WAA
let Mar. 28
Bangui
e WEDNESDAY, March 28, is
the "big day." Tis the day
when all members of the fairer
sex on the campus will have their
final "spread" and gather in the
Main Lounge of Brock Hall at
3:00 p.m. for the WUS-WAA ban-
suet. The function will be another  "first" for the WUS-WAA.
A short but full program will
include a full course dinner, prei.
enuition of all WAA awards including Big and Little Biocks, the
awarding of the Intra-Mural Cup
and the introduction of the new
WUS Activity Award for the top
faculty of the year. WUS-WAA
executives for 1945-46 will be formally presented. The guest spew
ker will be Mrs. Norman MacKenzie.
Tickets, selling for 35 cents may
be obtained from any member of
WUS-WAA executives or members of the committee. Committee Includes Audrey Buchanan,
Lois Reid, Mary Ann Norton, Nancy Pitman, and Barbara Greene.
ATTENTION PUB
e THE ANNUAL pub banquet
will be held in the Brock dining room next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
All pubsters who plan on attending should sign the list on the pub •
notice board immediately.
Main issues to be discussed will
be the reports of the Student Government Revision Committee and
the special committee for fhe revision of the constitution ef the
Men's Athletic Directorate. The4
Secretary and Treasurer ef AMS
v/ill give reports of their activities.
The report of the Accident Benefit Fund Committee will be read,
and the advisability of continuing
this scheme will be discussed.
Routine business includes the
i eading of the minutes of the serai-
annual meeting of October 4, 1944
and the special meeting of January 30, 1945 and the appointment
of the auditors to AMS for the
session 1945-46.
GRADS DISCUSS
GIFT TO UBC
IN NOON MEET
•   MEMBERS of the
ing class will meet neea today In Arts 100. Plans lot class
day exercises will be ootttned
and information regarding
gowns and hoods for graduation will be given.
Suggestions for the gift ef
the graduating class to the an),
versity will be voted on. Suggestions to date have been a
piano, iron doors for the stadium, or doors from both washrooms In the Brock to (be eat-
side.
"School of Hard Knocks"
COMMERCE NEOPHYTES BURN PM OIL
By ALFRED GLENESK
e AS STUDENTS of Commerce
we have burned much of the
midnight oil and, as we enter the
final phate of our academic studies
we realize a number of pertinent
fucts. Among them is the fact that
in some ways our studies have
tended to dim some of our first
enthusiasms rather than brighten
them. Not that we have lost our
sense of values, rather, we realize
in a more practical way the seriousness of the place in life we
have chosen. Our egos have often
been deflated as we have struggled
with the correction of faulty business methods in an effort to bring
efficiency out o( chaos.
KNOW RESPONSIBILITY
However, we have also realized
with Bacon, 'That men for great
place are thrice servants, servants
of sovereign or state, servants of
fame, servants of business. It is
this recognition of our real value
ia the body politic that has given
us the sense of responsibility for
Canadian Commerce.
Poise—that   wonderful   sense
we all admire ln a personality
Is no more and no less than a
sense of balance.  In the practical commercial sense, no department can give this better
than the Department of Commerce, as lt brings into play
all elements of give nnd take.
It has been  said that competition is the life of trade, but it also
may   be   said   that   cooperation   is
it.«   life   blood.    No   business-man
today   gets  very   far   in   the   promotion of his own commercial efforts if he fails to realize this axiomatic element.   As Commerce students, we have had an opportunity
to study  this element of cooperation   in   comparative  studies.    All
public   undertakings  are   cooperative,   likewise   private   enterprise
must   take   into   account   the  element of cooperation in all its related phases.
"HARD-KNOCKS''  SCHOLARS
Shortly, we must take our place
ir> the 'school of hard knocks'. The
Commerce student is stepping into
a  stream  of  experience—business
problems which have to be tested
and  analyzed  will  confront him.
Businessmen with this experience
behind   them   and   whose   efforts
have resulted in their present advisory capacitieshave proven to be
n great boon to the graduates of
the   Commerce   Faculty,   and   are
in  essence  the symbol of a completed commercial education.
What thc public really wants
from  business and  from  men
and   women   trained   ln   Commerce is a contribution to national welfnrc. All leading businessmen share this view; with
varying zeal they are trying to
work out standards of organization that will  Insure  a high
regard for general welfare.
Accountants, Economists,  Statisticians,  Traders, and Manufacturers are the makers of the business
world.   Because they have studied
business is organized with dispatch,
efficiency and accuracy. However,
all that any of us will achieve or
fail to achieve will be the direct
result of our own endeavors. It
i. a truth to be discovered by ourselves, that—"They themselves are
makers of themselves'. The outcome of our long and arduous effort to obtain knowledge and qualities of leadership will result ln
the realization of our visions. The
expression of these attainments
will be directed to the body politic
—this will be our opportunity to
prove ourselves.
GREAT FUNDAMENTALS
Let us not forget that the great
fundamentals of success in business arc integrity, industry and
initiative. Only when these three
essentials are firmly rooted in our
characters can any of us ever
hope to become leaders of industry
and commerce, cultured leaders,
leaders with high moral principles
whose influence will contribute
worthily to the welfare of the
community. EDITORIAL PAGE ....
THE COMBYSSEY
Faculty Status For Commerce
MARCH 22, 194S
<<
There are today in the Faculty of Arts
and Science more than one hundred and
seventy students taking the courses that will
lead to a Bachelor of Commerce degree. The
divergence of Commerce from the rigid procedures of the Arts Faculty has been evident during the past two years.
Commerce, unlike other academic subjects, must continually incorporate modifications into its training. This need of adaptation to recent trends and changing demands
makes desirable the creation of a Commerce
Faculty. Under a separate Faculty, Commerce can render more effective its modifications. The centralization of Commorce
courses permits the undertaking of a limited
specialization such as; first, the building of
an appreciation of the general historical,
technological, industrial, legal and political
background and environment of business;
second, providing knowledge of internal end
external business organization of the chief
functional  problems  of business  manage
ment; and third, affording at least a study of
the functional division of business—accounting, finance, production, markets, advertising and the like.
The establishment of a Faculty of Commerce now will permit flexibility of administration to meet the undoubtedly increased
enrolment in Commerce. The sharp increase
will come not only from returned men, but
also from the demands of the growing industries and accelerated domestic and foreign trade of B.C.
It is not to be expected that the Commerce training will lay more than the
foundation for a successful career Upon
entering business, the graduate will find the
still more important problem of adaptation
to the particular persons, circumstances,
policies, and practices of the given business
enterprise. But the broad background
knowledge, professional skills and social experience can best be administered by an
independent Faculty of Commerce.
sponsored students
PROF. ELLIS MORROW B.A. and MBA.
• DON HAMMERSLEY of Commerce '46
is a guinea pig. This is no aspersion upon Don, but rather it is a compliment since
he was chosen as the first subject of an
experiment started at the suggestion of Mr.
K. Aikenhead, General Manager of the Lawrence Manufacturing Company Limited. A
year ago Mr. Aikenhead broached the possibility of training a Commerce student along
lines similar to those frequently employed
in the training of engineers wherein the
theory of lecture hall and laboratory is supplemented by organized training in the
workshop.
DUAL PURPOSE
Engineering and commerce students
have long been seeking jobs for the summer
months for the dual purpose of acquiring
practical experience and of earning the
wherewithal to attend the University.
But Mr. Aikenhead's idea goes beyond
the haphazard, practical utility of the usual
summer job because it envisages a workshop
• education as organized and as sustained as
a college course.
While development of this nature takes
several years of trial and error to reach
reasonable success, the principles involved
are clear and imply a contract between the
sponsored student and the firm interesting
itself in his education and welfare. This arrangement applies to the student who, on
completion of the first year in Commerce
(Sophomore Year) has shown himself
worthy of support and encouragement.
Under the conceived plan, the student
and his sponsoring firm assume dual obligations in the expectation that at graduation
there will accrue to both parties advantages
which are usually lacking when the
graduate secures his first job on leaving
college.
FULL OBLIGATION
On the student's part the obligation
comprises an undertaking to spend his holidays at work in the employ of the business
which has undertaken to back him. In return the employer will so organize the student's routine as to provide a progressive
training over the two or three years' part-
time employment. This training will be coordinated with the commerce courses taken
by the student at the University. At the
same time the sponsor will pay the spon-
soree a rate of wage beyorid the letter's ability to earn it, but which will be a substantial
contribution towards his education.
On the surface it would appear that the
burden of obligation is decidedly on the employer who gives so much to obtain so little.
In practice, however, much will be expected from the sponsored student in his efforts
to improve himself and to give good stewardship for the investment. He will be expected to work hard, to pay constant attention
to business, to show seriousness of purpose
and to obtain satisfactory grades in his college courses. Because of the difficulty of
making good selections as early in the course
as at the end of the Sophomore Year, errors
in selection of sponsored students can only
be corrected by the rigid maintenance of
high standards of performance so as to minimize the waste of time and money on the
part of the sponsoring firms. The status of
"Business-Sponsored Student'-' should not be
lightly undertaken.
As a result of the years of dual training
the student leaves the University with his
initial business training already completed
and with some competence of a practical nature which the ordinary commerce graduate
entirely lacks. We hope that the graduate
will form a permanent association with his
sponsoring firm and will start his job attuned
to the business for which he has been pretested by his employer. Right from the start
he will be able to give value for the wage
he will receive.
GREATER CONFIDENCE
For his part the sponsor will have had
an opportunity to size up the student he
has been sponsoring. Consequently, the employer will have greater confidence in his
new employee being able to fulfil the development expected of him. Above all, the
sponsored student, as a result of his steady
contact with one firm, should have no fancy
ideas as to the position he will occupy upon
graduation. From experience he will realize
his limitations and will expect only to secure
a job within those limitations, but will be
secure in the conviction that with his broad
education he is marked for steady advancement.
PEEPERS PAPERS
By PEEPER
• REALIZING one day this
week that my last months at
this institution were rapidly drawing to a close, I determined to
make a tour of some of the less
frequented buildings and to survey the quarters of unfamiliar
groups and departments. I havo
decided, after giving the matter
much thought, that after seven
years one should at least be able
to proclaim that, STithodgh it was
impossible to sample all courses
offered, that the establishments u»
the departments had been inspected.
The Agricultural Building first
attracted my attention and I determined to explore Its dim recesses. I walked through that academic barnyard with my shoes a-
bused by odours of unfamiliar na-
tUrea but because of the fine simplicity of the peasant faces that
greeted me, which had a tonic effect on me, I overcame my initial
revulsion and proceeded in my
exploration. Becoming lost in the
labyrinth I suddenly remembered
that my dear old father had given
me, when I left home seven years
ago, a letter to a dear old friend
of his, one Dr. Agrarian, who I
recalled was in the Applied Cow-
Stripping Department of the Agricultural faculty. Much to my
joy I saw his name llmly engraved upen tn«s panel of a small
door, although I must fain admit
that it waa hardly distinguishable.
Fortunately I had the letter of
introduction about my person
even at this date for, being «.
careful man, I had taken good
care to sew this Important document in the lining of my waistcoat before leaving home. Stepping into a nearby recess I removed the letter from its place
. cf security and approached the portal of the office. Beneath the old,
worn inscription of Or. Agrarian's
name, which I could but faintly
read I noticed to my consternation the neat white card reading
"Dr. Sorrow and Dr. Scurry."
Assuming this to be but an oversight I turned a worn knob and
entered. My letter of Introduction
proffered tentatively, I walked
over to the desk at the end of the
room. I observed a large beautifully contrived chart upon the
wall, which I assumed to be a
milk production schedule. The
many books on the shelves I took
to be pedigreed books of prize
stock. I was commenting to myself on the efficiency of this modern agriculture system with its
documentation and its statistical
interpretation. This I sala to my-
S;self is certainly superior to the
haphazard system of the tenant
farmers on my father's estate.
My pleasant reveries were Interrupted by a gruff voice demanding   "Have   you   filled   in   your
double course sheet," followed by
"1   haven't  got   your   picture  on
file, where it is?" Then, "Handed
problem in yet?" -"Why not?"
I must admit that I was rather
surprised at these fowling-piece
exclamations, but having come this
far I determined to be courageous,
and overcoming my natural reticence, I gave to him my letter of
introduction. Looking it over rapidly, and avidly, he shook his head
from side to side and said "This
will never do, never do, never do".
"You haven't considered the fact
that it is a shopping good and a
man of your age should realize
that the capital structure of the
corporation was all shot. They're
hopelessly overburdened. Their
preferred stock dividend hasn't
been paid since 1873, and they've
been in receivership seven times
since 1910."
I would like to reassure my read-
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LETTERHEADS and
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•
GEHRKE'S
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Shopping
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• NEW YORK FUR CO., 797
West Georgia, wants every coed to know that Mathematics I
can be a big help in budgeting
for short fur jackets. March and
April winds are dully and short
jackets from New York Fur are
smart, so put them together and
you get smart and smooth style
.... After celebrating her twentieth birthday,  a blonde Gamma
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• SPECTATOR    pumps    which
will have the spectators really
looking are the pride and joy of
Rae-Son's Clever Fldor, 608 Granville. Coeds can kick up theb
heels just high enough to be smart
and low enough to be comfortable
.... and then there was the valedictorian of the Graduating class
who adopted the slogan of "the
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• A WEALTH of good wishes
for the exams and also for the
summer to come are extended to
Ui4C coeds by Lydia Margaitl
Lawrence from her style studio
in the Arts and Crafts building,
576 Seymour Street. She wishes
to congratulate them in their rous.
ingly active season and thanks
them for taking spare moments
off   from   being   ultra-busy   and
• COMING RIGHT down to it,
what can be a better fashion
footnote than crushed calf, open-
toe and low-heele*d shoes laced
from instep to toe? These shoes
are the newest thing on RasxSon's
Mezzanine, come in blue and green
and are priced at a reasonable
$7.95 .... recent reports have it
that a fifth year mining engineer,
*   *
• PIN MONEY Is almost a requirement for the clever coed
in the opinion of the Maison
Henri people at 550 Granville.
They have a wide and varied
stock of Elzac pins genuinely featuring everything from soup to
nuts .... An accounting fellowship in Berkeley, Collfbrnla is al-
LOST
Marion Somers has lost her
maroon Waterman, March 17, on
trolley or bus. Do Something!
Phone BAy. 1292 L.
•   *   •   *
In a recent poll conducted by
the Monetary Times a business
magazine showed that 93% of its
readers said yes to "Should Cooperatives be Taxed?"
Phi decided to improve her scholastic standing by rubbing up a
shine on an Okanagan variety. A
blonde Kappa and a red haired
Alpha Gam were each ready to
help out with a juicy red apple.
She won't have any sups .... but
in case she does a short fur jacket
from New York Fu» Company
would probably help te cheer he*
up.
tic that binds" and sent her boyfriend one in the hope that he
would get the general Idea ....
And Rae-Son's Clever Floor hopes
that university girls get the general idea that n»t only pumps but
also flatties and walking afloes ln
tie and loafer styles can be found
at the Clever Floor for reasonable
dropping in to see Iter .... A
tall blond Alpha Phi has been lamenting bitterly that she can't do
two things at once—maybe she
means that studying becomes rather difficult when the Air Force
insists on sending a certain dark-
haircd Psi U to Boundary Bay . ..
"All good wishes to the spring
graduates," repeats Miss Lawrence.
*   *   *
also president of the EuS, also an
officer in the COxM.', also a Beta,
also an advocate of marriage for
everyone else, has received word
that his girl friend will be here
for his graduation. La-da-da-da
the flower that blooms in the
spring .... She probably won't
even have to wear a pair of Rae-
Son's Mezzanine shoes to make a
good impression.
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so just a good excuse for the se-
cipient to use ln getting out of
town, we suspect. Enought said,
but need we say more? Draw your
own conclusions .... To match
your Elzac lapel pin Invest heavily
at Maison Henri and have a regular field day among their costume jewelry stock.
A sheet of plastic 1 -500,000th of
an inch thick, thinnest thing ever
made by human effort, was announced by General Electric. It
will be used in making electron
microscopic pictures.
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the women Inmates separated from
the men?"
Attendant: "Sure. The people
here ain't as crazy as you think."
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'BLUE-WHITERS' SERVICES
W. E. PAYNE, Sec'y Board of Trade
• STUDENT BODY of the University of British Columbia
should be interested in the services provided by the
Vancouver Board of Trade. The Board is made up of 2100
firms and individuals engaged in trade, commerce and industry. This total is divided into bureaux, all of which
represent some phase of the business life of the community,
in  turn  has  its
Each Bureau
chairman and executive wnose
duties are to discuss and pronounce
upon the views and findings of its
particular division. The bureau
system is nothing more or less
than, a series of organizations within the main body. Their representative opinions provide the
Board with a cross-section of conclusions which makes it possible
for the Board to submit these
views to whatever destination is
called for.
CENTRAL GROUP
Such a large membership must,
of necessity, have its conclusions
centred in a more compact and
readily accessible group. Hence,
the Council of the Board is established, having full and complete
autonomy ln Its consideration of
these findings.
The Council Includes the
chairmen of the thirteen bureaux, together with 12 immediate Past-Presidents, and 12
* members who are elected by
ballot from the general membership. These, together with
the President, Vice-President
and Executive Secretary complete the Council of 40 members.
The internal machinery of the
Board ls taken care of by a staff
of 18, including managers of the
various divisions. The Board's effectiveness outside of the confines
of the city 4* taken care of by its
membership in the parent body of
all Boards in Canada, that is the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
To that organization we forward
our views on national affairs. To
encourage and develop interpro-
vincial trade, there was recently
formed a group known as the Alberta-British Columbia Continuing
Committee, embracing the principal organizations within that territory.
INTERNATIONAL SCOPE
Reaching out across the international border the Board is a
member of the Pacific Northwest
Trade Association, an organization
embracing the principal Boards of
Trade and Chambers of Commerce
of this Province, Washington and
Oregon. The machinery has thus
been provided to allow for a free
interchange of ideas on international matters affecting these territories.
Within the Board's offices is
to be found a complete and
up-to-date statistical service
dealing with all phases of the
commercial life of Vancouver
and British Columbia. Its Traffic Department services many
members with full Information
dealing with all tariff service,
and customs and excise regulations.    .
The manufacturers, through the
B. C. Products Bureau, have maintained a campaign extending over
many years having for its objective the greater development of
the production and sale of products of the factory and soil,
AIDS STUDENTS
The Vancouver Board of Trade
has worked very closely with the
University of British Columbia,
and in particular, the Department
of Commerce. Many of its students through the Board's efforts
have found lucrative positions in
the firms which make up its membership and a most sincere invitation is extended to the Student
Body to take advantage at any
time of the services which are
available.
Students who require information of a type available to the
Board will be welcome to call at
our offices hi the Marine Building
and to seek the assistance of the
members of the staff, who will be
glad to give what assistance they
can.
B.C. MANUFACTURERS
BOOST WAR EFFORT
HUGH DALTON, Sec*y C. M. A., B.C. Div.
• CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS' Association in Brit-
ish Columbia consider it both an honour and a privilege
to cooperate with the Commerce Department of the University and it has been a source of pleasure to us to still
further develop our relations with that Department during
the past year.
By HUGH DALTON
Many of you have seen something
of the great Industries which have
grown here during the war—the
shipyards, the aircraft Industry,
the engineering plants, and all the
rest — and the tremendously increased basic Industries. You know
that today lack of manpower is the
only retarding factor; and that
ln this Province We have the productive capacity and the skill
which have enabled us to turn
out goods In such volume and
variety as we never dreamed would
be possible.
The members of our Association
are proud Indeed of the part they
have played in turning out every
kind of material—from merchant
and naval vessels to tiny components machined to within one ten-
thousandth of an inch; metals and
minerals of all kinds; lumber, plywood, and box shooks; and foodstuffs In Infinite variety—to aid the
common cause of the United Nations. We are thankful that at last
the end is in sight; and that before
long the Axis nations must utterly
collapse.
PEACE PROBLEMS
At  the  same  time,   peace  will
bring problems to exercise the ingenuity of all of us. It will mean
little in the post-war world how
much and how well we have produced, if we are not able to devise
products to sell, and to find and
develop   markets.    Freight   rates,
high labour costs, and keen competition from  other  trade-hungry
nations, as well as from other parts
ef Canada, are ail factors operating    aga'nst    British    Columbia's
young manufacturing industry.
Our manufacturers are now
directing  what  thought,  time
and effort they can spare from
their war jobs toward overcoming these obstacles; and our
Federal  and  Provincial Governments have given then* utmost   co-operation,   and   will
continue to do so.
utilization not only of our natural
resources but also of our manpower—particularly those return
ing from the armed forces. To
attain it, we must ask the assistance of everyone who has talents
te offer and the future of our
Province at heart. We feel that
we, and the Province al a whole,
are going to need the knowledge
and ability which you have begun
to develop.
Our goal must be the complete
CommercemenTell
Seductive Success
Solution Secrets
By E. WILSON
• THE BUSINESS success of a
university student depends
greatly upon the associations he
forms with influential people while
studying at the university. Next
year's calendar will suggest several
methods of attaining these contacts—two of the more important
appear below:
INDUCTIVE METHOD—It is essential to speak the language of
your intended victim and to have
something in common with him
other than eating business men's
lunches. An effective method is
to walk into your prospect's outer
office with a confidante and speak
to him in bombastic tones of some
financial subject.   To illustrate:
You—"I paid 20 dollars to the
Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
for my share."
Confidante:—"Yes, and since then
she's jumped five times." (At this
point a figure emerges from the
manager's office to within hearing
lange).
You—"We should form a merger
and then we could hold her where-
ever we choose, without competition from south of the border."
(The figure moves ever closer).
Confidante—"I don't like the
idea because if she Jumps once
more the bottom will fall out."
Both you and your confidante
leave the office disgusted as you
suddenly  realize  that  this  third
Statement of Revenue and Expenditure
For the Alma Mater Society of UBC
STATEMENT "A"
STATEMENT IN ROUND FIGURES OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE
FOR THE ALMA MATER SOCIETY
Based On The Year Ending June 30th, 1M4
REVENUE
Students Fees 	
Miscellaneous Revenue
Total Revenue 	
30000.00
600.00
30800.00
EXPENDITURE <
ACTIVITIES
Expend Rev. * Net Cost
L.S.E $ 5200.00 4900.00    300.00
Men's Athletics  .....    3500.00 1300.00  2200.00
Women's Athletics  „     800.00 20.00    780.00
Undergraduate Societies   4700.00 4500.00    200.00
Publications Boaid  -  6080.00 400.00 5680.00
Homecoming     550.00 550.00
Freshman Orientation     1200.00 1200.00
Lectures and Musicals  -    1300.00 1300.00
Brock Memorial Building     220.00 220.00
Accident Insurance    1000.00 1000.00
824550.00 15390.00 9180.00
ADMINISTRATIVE AND GENERAL EXPENSES
Office Salaries | 2400.00
Students' Council _..  1000.00
Stationery, office expense and insurance .... 810.00
Telephone, telegrams and postage   660.00
Audit Fees  250.00
Bad Debts   10.00
Unemployment Insurance   300.00
Stage Maintenance  60.00
5490.00
_       Depreciation of equipment  1200.00
Maintenance of playing fields and stadium 150.00
Employment Bureau  140.00  6980.00
Payment on Brock Building Bonds   7145.00
Pass System Appropriation  - -  7145.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURE
 - —- - ..»,  29839.60
EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENDITURE
  170.09
*   Revenue contains grants from the Pass System
STATEMENT "B"
Student Pass System Statement
APPROXIMATE REVENUE .AND EXPENDITURE STATEMENT
Based on the eYar Ended June 30tji, 1944
REVENUE
Balance unappropriated from the previous year  $ 330.00
Student Pass Fee (from Statement "A")   7145.00
7475.00
Deduct: Expense for printing passes ..*.  20.00
Net Revenue   7455.00
EXPENDITURE
L.S.E. 11200.00
Athletics , _    600.00
Undergraduate Societies  1800.00
Special Events 1200.00
Accident Insurance    1000.00
Freshman Orientation   400.00
Brock Memorial Building -    300.00
Publications -   550.00
Miscellaneous -     405.00 7455.90
Commerce Professor Tells Million
Dollar Secrets; De-bunks Finance
By DR. A. CURRIE, B.A., B. Com.,    (Queens); M.B.A., Dr. Com. Sc.,
(Harvard)
•   EVERYONE wants to be a financial expert and make lots
of money! An expert! That's a man who in five minutes
knows more about your business than you have been able
to learn in a life-time.
If you have a filing system, he
tells you to get rid of it. If you
don't have one, he insists that you
buy one. If you have an accountant, fire him. If you haven't one,
hire two. The expert charges so
much for his services that the business- cannot possibly make any
money, even if it were operated
efficiently Instead of the way he
tells you to operate it.
Finance! That is the art of making one dollar do the work of two
—fifty cent pieces. Finance is what
a student practices when he persuades one girl Ho pay her own
way to a new show another night.
There were the makings of a financial  expert  in the young man
who killed both his parents and
then, at his trial, pleaded for
mercy on the ground that he was
an orphan.
Of course, it is not difficult to
become a millionaire. Polish your
shoes, brush your teeth, press your
clothes, dance divinely. When you
are twenty-five marry a girl with
a million dollars. There's nothing
tr it. Ten years later when your
wife gets angry with you, she is
likely to say: 'What would you
have been if it hadn't been for my
money.' Then you can answer,
quite truthfully; 'A bachelor.' This
soft answer makes, for domestic
bliss,
The standard abbreviation for
'financial expert' is B. Com,
person is not the business manager
but just the Janitor who thought
you were discussing Zorima's last
performance at the Beacon.
SEDUCTIVE    METHOD — This
method is the last resort and should
be tried only when all else fails.
You phone up a prominent business man at random and say to
him, "I know your secret." He
madly tears his hair and replies,
"Which one?" You answer "Your
worst." He replies, "Do you mean
the time I wrote Jane Withers a
fan letter?" You snap back, "Yes,
thats tiie one." He Immediately
sends you silence money and you
winter at Miami.
Jacques Barzun in his. newly
published book "Teacher in America" says "Hokum has become
an occupational disease of teachers." "Science teachers may be
said to contribute the greatest proportion of backward-looking, anti-intellectual, mechanic - minded
members of the faculty." "The
Ph.D. degree has become the 'union card' of the U.S. college teacher, good non union teachers are
passed over for 'wolves wrapped
in sheeps' clothing.''
»   • f*   ♦
Fashion Note:   They're wearing
the same thing ln brasslers this
year.
My Day
By ERIC WILSON
• BY THE grace of God and the
help of  a street  car  ticket  I
arrived at my first lecture just in
time to be late. My hero, Dr.
Crumb, went on to speak of tardiness and ten o'clock scholars but
it wasn't yet ten, and according to
the Dean I am no scholar. Sleep
soon overtook me, thus the remainder of the lecture passed
quickly. I awoke to realize that
I wasn't buying on margin at the
stock exchange, but was staring
into a coke bottle in the "caf'.
Next I proceeded to the happy
class, Economics 10, where our
professor said that we were so
dull that all we knew about nitrates was that they were cheaper
than day rates. Ribald humor and
copious notes soon sped the hour
by.
Gating at the agenda I realised it was tune for Maths 3.
This ls the class in which one
learns to make a fortune In annuities and bonds. Today we
learned the facts on Investment, which In clarity resembles the Old Testament, but I
didn't mind as I was busy
watching an Artsman push a
Scienceman off of the adjoining roof.
The next lecture, English, by
Professor F. G. C. Wood, gave us
inside glimpses of Will's Coffee
House, Scott's Abbotsford, and a
peek at Cleopatra's barge. His
parting words at the lecture's close
were, "Heaven help you nit-wlt
sophomores on the finals."
The piece de resistance came
now—Com. 1, backbone of the
course, the period to which all
Commerce students look forward,—
very little occured other than a
discussion of drees. We were told
that all business men wore conservative blue serge and a carnation—one look at my cords and
sweat shirt made me realize that
I would someday clean up on Wall
Street, behind a broom. For tomorrow's homework we were assigned the other half of the textbook.
Satisfied that I had received my
money's worth from the day's lectures I stopped at the bus stand
for a delicious hot dog.
Bureau Registers
For Summer Jobs
• BRIAN   BURKE,   UBC   Employment Bureau Mentor, has
stated that registration for summer work os to be carried on
March 22 to 28.
An Employment Bureau circular
outlining registration procedure
will be distributed on the campus,
Thursday, March 22.
Life of AMS Treasurer Harried, Hurried
Hectic, Wails Sleepless Commerceman
By KENNETH CREIGHTON
• POSITION OF Treasurer has proved even more interesting and instructive than I had anticipated. During the
last two years the Treasurer has been directly responsible
as the Accountant and Manager of the Alma Mater Society
office.
The permanent staff was reduced
from an accountant and three
stenographers, to one bookkeeper
and secretary, and as activity and
enrollment had increased in the
interim period, .the Treasurer's
position became one of great work
and much responsibility.
HUMAN NATURE STUDY
After one year serving as Treasurer I can say that I feel that I
have gained more knowledge of
accounting and human nature than
in my past four years of academic
study. I only wish that every
Commerce undergraduate could
have shared this experience with
me as 1 consider it an invaluable
part of my University business
training.
One year ago, when I was
new in office, my Impression
of my future duties was that
of methodical bookkeeping and
accounting for thirty or forty
thousand dollars. This future
has, however, unfolded before
me Into a pattern of work of
the most Interesting and intense nature. My university
year started in May Instead of
In the usual month of September.
A Conference of student presidents held at Portland, Oregon,
started the year off with an interesting and informative trip. The
summer months were spent working in the AMS office and at Summer School clearing up two subjects to lighten my academic
course for the coming year. The
foundation of the Accident Benefit
Fund was laid during these pleasant and peaceful months.
STUDENTS SWARM
"ITien the University opened and
suddenly the office became the
hub of activity for three thousand
students. Presidents and treasurers of the some 120 clubs and
organizations immediately swarmed into the Treasurer's office with
ideas and budgets both of which
invariably involved great sums of
money.   Budgets for the adminis
tration of athletic teams, undergraduate societies and clubs, publications and social functions all
had to be reviewed end consolidated for presentation to Students'
Council. After the revenue of
$37,000.00 from fees was divided
equitably among the clubs and
oragnizations, activity really began to become intense.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Paying hundreds of bills every
month and the collecting of 81,000
to |1,500 in one day keeps the
office staff very busy. Posting the
ledger, taking off monthly balances, Interviewing a few dozen
students every week and reconciling actual expenses with the budgets is excellent experience and
always manages to take more than
the usual 8 hour day.
Academic work, military training, meetings and social functions,
usually absorb the remaining fifteen or sixteen hours in the day
and sleep always seems Ilka something one will catch up on after
the year is over. Everytlme you
get the ledger up-to-date and have
the budget balanced some freshman dreams up a new way to
spend money and you are off again.
NO SOLOMON, HE
Students overlook the lettering
on the office door indicating that
you are only the Treasurer and
continually drop in with problems
to be solved and you have to be
a walking almanac with the wisdom of Solomon to satisfy them.
Christmas came, exams did
the same, and Instead of the
expected holiday after examinations Students' Covad! ant
the President and Treasurer to
attend the NFCUS conference
held ln London, Ontario, More
work, less sleep, and once mere
the activity began m the new
year.
I am looking forward to June
30th when I can close the books '
and take off the statements, but
I regret that the year was not
longer.
Instructions must be carefully
followed by students whether they
have previously arranged for summer work or not.
The demand for student workers will be less this summer.
Therefore, men who lack technical skill may expect litle but the
laboring occupation.
A list of available technical jobs
may be seen at the Registrar's office,   Dean   Buchanan's   Office,
Dean Clement's Office and at tha
Employment Bureau.
Selective Service official* state
that they may have to direct students to essential Industry firms,
as ln former years.
At the present there le a somewhat gloomy future for coeds seek-
ing summer employment. However, Mr. Burke weels that they
should register, and be prepared
to be placed In any employment
that may materialise.
T3hts Caster Wear a
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exciting, romantic silhouettes for Spring,
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STUDENTS FORESEE PRIVATE
SECRETARIES; SWIM POOLS
By JOHN MacDOUGALL
•   FOLLOWING ARE a number of conservative suggestions put forth by members of the Commerce department,
concerning   the   post-war   construction   of   a   Commerce
building.
It must be born ln mind that it
is absolutely necessary that Commerce students become acquainted
with the surroundings and habits
of a business man's office. Thu*
we believe the following conveniences essential.
GIRL FRIDAY ESSENTIAL
What does a business need most
of all? Why, a secretary of course!
It is necessary to have students
acquainted with the "yes sh*" and
"no sir" of the feminine helper.
Thus we must have our secretaries too. To do this we propose to
obtain the services of those freshettes who have aspirations of becoming, themselves, Commerce
students In future years.
Having beautiful secretaries for
the hardworking students has numerous advantages. Aa I said, lt
will aid tiie student in becoming
acquainted with the services, for
what energetic business man has
the time for such elementary matters as preparing a Profit and
Loss statement, and aside from
the fact that they might even conceivably improve the morale of
the students themselves, It would
also give valuable experience for
the girls' secretarial careers in later life. Where they will sit in
regards to the employer is purely
optional.
Further, to assist the now-
distracted students and their
secretaries we propose employing a number of accounting and
adding machines Just to make
Ufe a trifle easier.   We also
think that plush leather swivel
chairs should be Installed, tor
It It our Intention of having
folding blackboards extending
all around the mahogany-panelled lecture rooms.
Keeping In line with the business man's office, a bar is absolutely necessary  In every  room.
After coming through a gruelling
Accounting lecture in which the
student ends up seeing Arabic numerals on all the blackboards and
possibly having to repel the ad-
'  vanc^es of his secretary, the student   undoubtedly   has   need   of
something with which to fortify
himself for the coming onslaughts.
ADD "SPIRITS"
In our building we plan to have
a dining room along with numerous snack bars. We naturally Intend to employ several dozen uniformed servants, and Just for added pleasure, an orchestra will
play In the dining room every Saturday night and a string orchestra
ensemble every lunch hour.
Among other conveniences we
propose radar equipment for opening and closing doors, a complete fluorescent lighting system,
elevators, and other incidentals.
We will have several large study
rooms and a complete library go
that the students with their secretaries may carry on their work
In peace and quiet without any
disturbances.
MORE NEW JOKES
For the benefit of our learned
professors, for we mustn't forget
those bespectacled fountains of
knowledge with their long flowing
gowns and PUD'S, we will have a
special reference library for their
use In looking up Jokes in order
to amuse the next class.
Turning to the building Itself,—H will be a two-storey
affair In a "C" shape, and we
think It necessary to employ
a doorman and attendants to
conduct the students and visitors along the carpeted hallways. The attendants must be
employed to keep such disagreeable characters as Science-
men out of our sacred precincts.
We think that a number 01
roofs about two or three inches
in thickness will be sufficient to
prevent the noise of activity from
disturbing the by now not too
hard-working student.
Outside this modest building itself we plan a covered terrace
and built-in swimming pool for
moments of relaxation, and in the
marble basement a woodpile for
the use of our forestry students.
Practical experience is necessary
in our studies. Thus we intend
to operate a branch of the Canadian Stock Exchange so as to give
our budding business men some
experience in speculative risks.
Any losses that may be Incurred
will be fully made up by the professors themselves, who are responsible for our actions.
CANT LOSE
Regarding our financial situation: the five million dollar expenditure appropriated by the B.
C. tfovemment will be wholly inadequate to meet our needs and
thus we Intend to float our own
debenture bond Issue with no Interest    and    no   maturity    date.
Should this fail we deem it necessary to resort to our printing
press to make up the deficit. Included In the budget will be provision for old age pensions to
those unfortunates who find it necessary to spend more than four
years accounting due to lack of
from the administration.
Thus we present /or your approval this modest plan for post-war
advancement In the life of the
Commerce student.
Advice
to
Grads
By DOUG BELYEA
• THE COMMERCE graduate or
a graduate from any other University Faculty, must not expect
to be taken into the business or
professional world as if he were a
gift of the Gods. By this I mean
he must not expect to be put behind a large desk with a couple
of telephones and secretary to
serve his every wish. Last summer I talked a good deal with some
College seniors. They ell seemed
worried about how they would
get their start ln life. "What shall
we do?" they asked. "What shall
we head for?"
I suggested that they go out and
try and get a Job working with
their hands, filling station, factory,
etc. They thought I was joking.
Why, they were college men. Manual labor would Involve a loss of
standing, of prestige. Furthermore, these youngsters had never
had any training ln practical, mechanical skills. They wouldn't
know how to start.
Of the hundreds of thousands
of   young  men  graduating  from
college every year, The larger portion seem to have one ambition;
to sit at a desk with a telephone
on it.   If the desk has a buzzer,
with a secretary to answer the
buzzer, why, that's tops.  It seems
to me there is something wrong
with that Ideal.  Why is it that so
many   of  our  young  men  today
want to start their careers sitting
at a desk, with no more mantia*
labor  and practical skill  than ls
necessary to operate a telephone.
They aren't weak; on an average they are stronger and healthier than their fathers.  They aren't soft, they will risk their necks
on a  football field.   Why,  then,
their dread of manual labor? The
pioneers were men of Uttle education.   So were the immigrants.
Consequently   there   grew   up   a
reverence for good Warning. The
man who made his living sitting
at a desk, wearing a white collar, was looked up to and envied.
His life was easy, dean and genteel.   He seemed of a higher social cW.   But maybe we have
gone a little too far in our reverence for book learning; maybe In
our concentration on that, we have
forgotten other things which are
Just as Important.   That is,/the
knowledge of how to work with
our  hands,  how to  create  with
practical skill. I am not trying to
belittle education. What I am trying to say Is that a person educated entirely through books is onj„
half educated.  There la a kind of
practical    knowledge    and    good
sense   which   can   flow   into   the
brain  only   through   the   use   of
the hands. ,
In the stage of adolescence, our
methods of training don't seem to
be working so well. In these
years, the very ones in which the
creative urge ought to be developed and flowering, most of this
energy is devoted to books. The
creative urge is stifled. And the
fine physical energy which might
go into learning a trade is burned
up on the athletic field under
nerve  cracking coaches.
When the natural time to get
married arrives, the young man
finds himself all dressed up with
theoretical knowledge, and no
place to go. He has no trade, no
practical skill, no useful arts. He
must devote several of the finest
productive yearsi of his life to fitting himself into a working world.
Some colleges are combining the
practical with the theoretical.
They alternate periods of study
with periods of working ei actual
Jobs. And the best engineering
schools are putting ln more and
more shopwork to supplement the
formulas. That is all to the good.
The connection between brain and
hand is becoming more widely recognized.
Industrial Management
Class Tours B.C. Plant
"Capital manifest themselves in
this   respect  shall    we   say
rather conspicuously absent in the
common facilities." And so the
economic oracle speaks to his assembled flock and worshippers.
The oracle of Economics on our
Campus ls truly amazing, the mysteries of that science are unfolded
before ua when it speaks. Economics is to most Commercemen
what Arabic would be to most
men, but the average commerce-
man when exposed long enough to
the teachings of the oracle finds
he is thinking of freshettes in
terms of shall we say Marginal
Utility curves.
This oracle who challenges your
credulity is a manifestation of the
laws of Economics in the same
way as the inherent value of the
gold in the Caves of Fort Knox.
The subtle humor that it displays
at times, invariably goes over the
head of the class and as mirth fails
to be heard a slow smile creeps
across this learned visage. The
oracle's influence outside the
limits of our fair campus is also
apparent as he spends a great deal
of time answering cranks of all
sorts, who suggest to it their solu
tions of the multitudinous problems of our time. But behind this
sanguine sensitivity on the problems of Economics who do we
find but the human being who is
continually hurling Crumbs of
learning at our study table.
As this man approaches the lecture stand an expectant roar descends over the room. Who can
this man be who meticulously records attendance in his book. Today he says we are going to learn
how, why, and when, corn is
grown in the banana belt. As he
It enlarging upon this miracle a
wistful smile envelopes his truly
benign countenance; he says "I
have a morsel of a joke here that
I haven't told you yet—did vou
know that Jack and Jill went up
the hill to fetch a pail'of water
and Jill came down with a dollar
and a quarter".
As a. dull roar of approval descends over the room a few of the
weaker students are carried out in
a weaker condition than usual.
"But we must hurry—only 8 more
lectures left" he says as another
dull roar of approval descends
over the room.
Who can this man be who currys
his lectures with such a distinct
flavor?
"There-re-re's wun thing I kin-
na taw-luh-rate, that's tard-r-r-
dlness." And so began my statis-
leal, life with a Oxford-schooled
economist who believes Scottish
Is an adjective, and Scotch is a
most exhilarating noun. Our Instructors method' of scholarly attack is simple. First we read the
text book— then we have a lecture, our instructor reads the text
book then we do our lab., following the text book implicialy —
then we have an exam taken right
out of the text book. Boy, what
I wouldn't do tor a text book!
How else can I press my flowers?
Who so sternly carols " I'm sick
of being given the run around!"
but of course its our flowered,
galoshod friend, our gay debonair
mentor of commerce. Here we
have a man (hurrah!) who is a
veritable father confessor for all
v«e commercially dillnquent dilin-
quents. He makes our assets, balances our credits and he never
messes with our attire in between.
STATEMENT RED CROSS BALL—JANtARY
Total Ticket Sales 	
1945
3631.00
1892.M
ss dai
1378.14
101438
27M.&
1942.M
tt.76
36.23 2081 M
Less: Expenses
Catering  (Commodore)  	
137 85
Profit from Dance 	
•
Total profit from dance	
Add net proceeds from:
Raffle   	
Orchid raffle 	
Pen Meet 	
Total amount raised for the Red Cross
This is the largest amount ever raised on a Red Cro
4813.41
nee.
By DAVE KING
• OVER FIFTEEN representative industrial plants are
toured each year by Professor Morrow's Industrial Management Class. The management of these concerns in cooperation with the Canadian Manufacturer's Association have
arranged these trips so that the actual production methods,
control systems, and the flow of material through the plant
is demonstrated to the embryo executives.
In spite of wartime restrictions
several enterprises of different
types have been visited. The first
trip was made to the Dominion
Bridge Ordinance Plant which until recently has produced the famous Oerlikon Anti-Aircraft gun.
The Canadian Fishing Co. and
Associated Dairies or Dairyland
were visited to observe modern
methods of handling perishable
foods.
WIDE RANGE
Three Granville Island plants
have been toured; British Wire
Ropes Ltd., Morrison Steel and
Wire Co., and I: F. Laucks Ltd.,
Industrial Chemists.
Methods of manufacturing paper
products were studied and compared in two modern plants; Pacific Mills Ltd., and the New Westminster Paper Co. Neon Products
Ltd. presented an excellent picture
of a war industry converting to
peace time production. The precision mechanical depth indicator
they have been producing for the
British Admiralty can be put to
peace-time use in locating schools
of fish below the ocean surface.
A typical heavy industry was
represented by the Sumner Iron
Works Ltd. One of the largest
producers of diamond drills, Boyle
Bros. Ltd., was thoroughly studied
and everyone was just a little
awed upon seeing $250,000 worth of
diamonds lying on the table looking like a pile of coarse sand.
An annual feature is the visit
to New Westminster to study British Columbia's most modern saw
mill,  the  Alaska Pine Co.   Each
year Mr. Koener treats the visitors
to a turkey dinner with  all the
trimmings.
FUTURE PLANS
Trips yet to be taken, include the
annual visit to Woodflbre to study
paper making methods and a tour
of the National Biscuit Co.'s and
the Coca Cola Co.'s modern plants.
These interesting trips give the
students the opportunity of seeing
how the basic principles of industrial management studied in
the classroom are applied to the
different functions, problems and
departments which occur in varying plants and business enterprises.
commerce dirge
By E. WILSON
The commerce Dean is my shepherd
I am In debt
He maketh me to adjust entries,
He  selleth me water stock
My libailities runneth over,
My assignments and practise sets
haunt mt,
Yea, though I walk in the shadow
of-
Fairchlld, Furnlss and Buck
I anticipate no luck
For thy red-Ink methods taunt mt.
He prepareth a trial balance for
me in the face of my finals
Surely entrepreneurs and tycoons
shall follow me ell the days of
my life
And I  shall  dwell  on a swivel
chair forever.
~      -13
Information le the business of a picked staff at
the Carrall Street terminus of the B.C. Electric.
They are the quiz-whizzes of Vancouver-
cheerful, courteous and on-the-job with the
answers to transit and other problems. How to
get there) what car to take; where to transfer;
when care, buses or trams leave—it's all part
of their business. They'll also tell you (if you
are a stranger) about scenic tours and points
of interest to visit.
ai»-4s
In recent years the psychiatrists
have been treating nervous break
downs by what they call "occupational therapy." The nervously
broken business executive or college professor or society woman
is set to weaving baskets or carving wood or making furniture.
Possibly if these people had originally had a useful skill, the
breakdowns would never have occured.
I don't think it is good for a
young man to go Into any one line
full time. Even if he plans a political career he ought first to go
out and get a rounded experience
of men and problems in the workaday world. Lacking such practical knowledge, he may become a
theorist or a demagogue. What I
am hitting at is the false tradition
of gentility which prevents many
a gifted youngster from following
his natural bent. I want to tear
down the idea that one honest job
is more honorable than another.
Honorable work is any work that
you do well.
It may be objected that there are
not the opportunities that there
were in the old days. As we readjust and get back into balance
there are going to be greater opportunities than ever before. The
boy who assumes otherwise Is go
ing to miss the boat. From my
knowledge of Canadian industry,
it is my conviction that the development in this country has only
just begun, the opportunities are
greater, the field is wider, the
chances are better, But where are
the young men?
No place like home... Have a Coca-Cola
ODE-R
by John Fleming, Commerce '47
(Set to music of "Rum and Coca-
Cola")
In Com-mercc-One, we learn to do
Ac-counting and, the two-times
two!
Make lots of num-bers, add-'em-up
Come back in fall, to-write-oui-
sup!
Chorus
Bal-ance sheet won't bal-ance
For the Com-merce gal-lants,
We-find bus'-ness, one big-sor-row
Working for Profes-sor Mor-row
-ow-ow-ow!
Business men who will not take
an active interest in government
are shirking their Responsibilities
aa shareholders in Canada, J. M.
Macdonnell, K.C., told Upper Gan-
anda Old Boys In a speech delivered recently.
house
IS
to h
ave
. . . let's have a swing session at our
A good way to put Welcome on the mat at your house
ice-cold Coca-Cola in the refrigerator. Hare a Coke just naturally
means Be one oj our gang or You're like one oj the family. Whenever
young folks meet for a song fest, chin fest or swing session,
ice-cold Coca-Cola is their chosen symbol of companionship
and refreshing fun
Tha Coca-Cola Company of Canada Limited—Vancouver, B.C.
&m$}%.
You naturally hear Coca-Cola called
by its friendly abbreviation "Coke.'
Both mean the quality product of
The Coca-Cola Company of Canada,
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Professor Analyses Women,
• SPRING JS in the air, for as
sure as the sign of the first
gopher appearing on the campus
Professor George Iamezekiel was
seen draining the last glass of
"Compus Mentis" from the radiator of his ration burner. Feeling
rosy all over he began his lecture,
"Studes, today I will discuss
'the process of determining net
curvilinear regression by the successive graphic approximation
»>ethod'.
The linear regression ls computed. The independent variable except one and a correlation
chart Is constructed between these
adjusted values and that independent variable.
This provides the basis for drawing in the first approximation
curve for the net regression of the
independent variable on that independent variable.
The corrected values are plotted
against the values of their variable, and the first approximation
curve determined with that variable.
This may be illustrated by the
data in the chart.
Here men are held constant, women will be the variable.  Ah But!
Women are a funy race
They curl their hair and paint
their face,
They change their style so often
that
Last year's hat is not a hat.
They sleep all A.M.,  dance all
P.M. ,
Go to games but never see 'em.
They spend  the stuff so  very
well,
The bill mounts  up—but  what
the hell.
Yet man, too, is a funny race,
He   pays  for   all   this  goddam
waste!
We must then introduce two
more variables, beauty and liquor
ration, and one independent variable, gasoline. As the woman approaches her 21st birthday the
probability of a date is excellent.
The first approximation to the
repression curve, X equals 53.506
plus .146Y plus .537Z minus .405A
implies that this co-ed of 21 years
01! age, will have her dates at the
beginning of the month.
Tho curvilinear regression line
.shows that despite her beauty and
age her chances of dates dip the
farther she lives away from the
city centre.
Should her father offer his car
this dip in the curve is offset
somewhat.
In examining the apparent relation of beauty to the ether variables, age and liquor ration, then
there is no 'a priori' reason to
expect sharp inflections.
If their curvilinear effect were
determined and allowed for by an
engagement, that might change
somewhat the shape of the curve
but not hers.
And from this most interesting
point we will continue next lecture.
Starkle, starkle little twink,
Who the hell you are, I think,
I am not under the alchofluence
of inkohoL
Though some thinkle peep I am."
"I guess I've lost another pupil,"
said the) professor as his glass eye
rolled down the sink.
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ers that I am, if anything, of a
stolid and immovable nature not
easily rised to ire, although I do
not deny that my letter by Its very
nature was omitted due to the reference he sought therein. I could
not abide with the scanting, but
stinging reference to my. age. I
would say that I have attempted to
maintain in my dress and manners
a youthful though not necessarily
juvenile appearance. My naturally wizened countenance can be
directly attributed to my Algonquin ancestors. Suffice to say
chat leaving my letter in his hands
I bowed briefly and retired to retrieve my spirits in my alcove at
Underbill's.
His reference to capital structure
and bonds put me in mind of a
letter I had received but that
morning from my solicitors, informing me that the dividends of
my East India Company stock
would not be paid that year. Suddenly there approached young
Monty Glass, who I had learnt,
had chosen to go into trade on
Reaving University and was directing his studies in some unconventional manner towards the preparation for such a career, if it
could thus be termed. He bore
himself down upon me and setting
his gleaming dispatch-case online
table beside hirn, he leaned close
to me and gave me to understand
that he divined the cause of my
consternation. He offered to explain to me the reason for the suspension  of  income  and  before  I
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could not assent he had launched
into a most amazing story. Emphasizing his points eagerly with
well directed jabs of his forefinger he related that the determination was made in some milieu
vaguely described as a marketplace. In this .as yet unlocated
situation there are, I was given to
understand many bulls and an
equal number of bears on an opposing team who fought arduously
over my, in truth insignificant
holdings. I could not but attribute all this strife to a most discreditable greed. I was intrigued
by the fascinating manner in which
these animals drive each other Into
certain corners to disgorge their
holdings.
Warming to his topic, Monty
went on to explain to me why a
drought in Australia would cause
a diminution in the number of
Merino sheep produced on the
veldt in any given spring. He was
only discouraged finally in his
dissertation when Underbill's attendants began to put out the
lights.
As I lighted my own taper that
evening I started to reflect on the
peculiar happenings of the day
and tried to see if they were related in any way. As the evening
wore on to first cock, It became
apparent that I could not solve my
problem without consulting a University Calendar. On accomplishing this difficult task I found that
the eevnts of the day were bound
up with that peculiar institution
known as the Commerce department. As I lay abed, still considering the problem, it became slowly
clear that the young men in the
department weer engaged mainly
io the study of bear-baiting and
bull-fighting activities which have
been the prerogatives of gentlemen
from the beginning of time.
It is, I think, extremely fortunate that training is being given
in these truly Indispensable parts
of a young gentleman's education.
It is obvious also that such studies
could best be directed from the
Agriculture Building so that the
necessary coordination would be
assured. The quarters of the department were most certainly excellently appointed and I would
heartily recommend that they remain as presently constituted. The
worth of this department merits
greater bruiting I deem and for
that reason have I set quill to
paper to acquaint tho students of
this gentlemanly and little-known
department of their University.
LOST
Green tweed coat taken by mistake in Cafeteria cloak room. John
Hagen.   Phone ALma 0056.
By FREDERICK FIELD, C.A.
• ANY consideration of accountancy falls naturally Into three
headings, and these are: what is
it, how do you become one, suggestions for improvement in training.
In the past thirty years, due to
the influence of such factors as
the growth of business operations
on a world-wide scale and the effect of income taxes arising from
' war expenditures, the» technique
has Improved and the demands
upon the accounting profession
have increased to a tremendous
degree. Whereas, thirty years a-
go the work ol a pirthe accountant was thought to be that performed by a glorified adding machine, nowadays the accountant is
called upon to advise, not only In
matters of Income taxes but in
connection with plans for business
• expansion and generally the whole
field   of   management   problems.
FIVE YEARS REQUIRED
Through  its very nature it ls
obvious that the course leading to
the degree of Bachelor of Commerce provides a natural background for the profession of accountancy. At the present time
the degree of Chartered Accountant is given by the nine Provincial Institutes of Chartered Accountants existing throughout Canada. The common organization
is thc Dominion Association o.
Chartered Accountants, which is
not a governing body but does assist by setting standard examinations throughout the Dominion.
The length of service required in
most provices Is five years and in
Eritish Columbia one year is deducted from this in the case of
students with a University de»-
gree. •
Throughout the whole period of
one's articleship to a practicing
Chartered Accountant, a course oi
study is required. This course, ln
the case of British Columbia, u
administed by the local Institute but the text matter Is that
prepared by Queen's University.
Members of the local Institute
hold a series of lectures throughout the winter months, which are
co-related with the text assignments. Three examinations are required, one at the end of the first
year known as the preliminary,
one at the end of the third year
known as the tntermeuiate, and
one at the end ol the'fast year,
the final. At the present time the
opportunities for securing placement in a Chartered Accountant's
office are rather limited due to
the fact that so many students
are at present in the fighting services and most offices have to
make provision for their return.
NO LIMIT TO NUMBERS
Contrary to public opinion, thei,
is no attempt to limit the number
of Chartered Accountant, except
in the interests of the students
themselves. The By-laws of the
Institute provide that no practicing Chartered Accountant may
have more than two students un
der articles who have not .
their intermediate examination.
This regulation is to insure that
the student receives proper direction and tuition.
Suggestions for future training
of Chartered Accountants would
include a system whereby a combination could be arrived at of
the University courts and the period of articles required In a Chartered Accountant's office. Possibly, something on the lines of the
system at present in force in the
Applied Science Faculty in respect of public health nurses might
be worked out.
Under such a system, the student would spenS the first two
years at the University, possibly
spend two years hi the office of a
practicing Chartered Accountant
and then further time at the University, resulting ln a degree from
the University of Bachelor of
Commerce and a de*.-ee as an associate Chartereo Accountant at
the  end  of,  say,  six  years.   It
NOTICE
All strips must be turned in immediately to Johnny Owen at the
University Stadium. THE COMBYSSEY, MARCH 22, 1945 — Page Six
ASSUMPTION CAGERS CHALLENGE
JACK McKERCHER, Sports Editor
Johnny Owen
—Photo by Art Jones.
. . most ardent sports fan.
"JOHNNY" SPARKS SPORTS
FROM HIS STADIUM OFFICE
• JOVIAL JOHNNY OWEN is, without doubt, UBCs most ardent sports
enthusiast With Johnny, the topic of conversation is always a sport
ol tame kind or another. Who won the soccer game on Saturday? What
was the score In last night's basketball game? How do the rugger prospects look? Who's leading the Intramural League? Oo ask Johnny,—
hell tell you all the answers.
He's bothered a million times a day by fellows who hound him
for an old pair of shorts, a football, some tape, a shoelace, or even a
rubdown. But to Johnny, it's all in the day's work, and he loves it.
He gets a great kick out of kidding the players, especially
the rookies who swallow his stories word for word.   But he's
always got a smile on his face, even when he's mad.
Sometime when you feel like reminiscing, go down to Johnny's
eubby hole in the Stadium and have lunch with him. He'll pour you a cup
ef tea while he digs into his scrap book to introduce you to those Thunderbird greats of by-gone days.
You'll see Howie McPhee, George Pringle, Dave Carey, Brud
Matheson, "Toody" Todd, Jim Harmer, Pat Flynn, Carson McGuire, and
many others.
And Johnny will bring them back Into action as he goes
through his repertoire of exciting games and incidents from the
tsmt. You'll go away a humble man, awed by the former glories
ef our dear old alma mammy.
When grads come back  to  visit UBC,  they  don't  forget  to  drop
in and see Johnny to talk over the old days.   Yessir, if we ever stop
to construct a pattern of sport on this campus, we'll find Johnny Owen
"woven into the stuff of other men's lives."
the gospel...
according to JOHN McKERCHER
•   AS I WAS gum-shoeing it into the' Pub early this A.M.,
a furtive little character slipped up to me and whispered
slyly that we are going to hear of a new game on this campus.
Seems like they've been playing this here sport in the States
since Errol Flynn started it way back when . . . when he
made the first pass, I guess . . . and that's some time ago,
believe you me.
Well, as I was saying, this here game—basketball. I
think they call it,—really ought to get a hand from this
column. After all, those boys have been beaten by a heck of
a lot of good teams,—and some damn poor ones, too.
Old alma mammy, she don't care none nohow if we
happen to have that big ugly silver jug they call the McKechnie Cup ahangin' around again this spring. No, she don't
care. ,
Let's talk about something else, let's talk about them
two smart ball clubs which battled one another tooth and
teeth, and tore the other clubs limb from tree as they carted
away a wagon load of silverware what with the Miller Cup,
the Rounsefel Cup, and the Tisdall Cup, too.
What mugs! What clubs! But we don't want to hear
about that again,—let's hear about that new game! What
do they call it?  Oh yes, basketball.
Now there's a character on this campus, name of Edward
Q. Ryan. What a hunk of man!—You know,—that boy could
develop into quite a broken field runner.—Too bad he's a-
wastin' his talents—And then there's Reggie Clarkson, and
Herb Capozzi. Oh, well . . .
Before I go off the deep end, all you galumphs and
fnumphs, I guess I'd better admit that the despicable little
informer was just back again to slip me the breeze. Seems
like he kinder gave a bum steer. I hate to admit it, but this
new game . . . remember, basketball . . . well, he forgot to
tell me,—it's a girl's game, too.
Guess we just better forget it all.
VARSITY   TO   MEET
UBC GOLF CLUB
CHAMPIONSHIPS
'Birds May Meet Eastern Champs
RANGERS'   ELEVEN    slatedsunday In Canadian Hoop Final In May
• VARSITY'S powerful soccer
squad will meet Pro-Rec Rangers in the feature game at Callister Park on Good Friday as the
Blue and Gold starts competing in
the Imperial Cup playoffs.
Of the three previous meetings
with Pro-Recs, Varsity was victorious on two occasions. The first
meeting saw Varsity down Pro-
Recs 4-2. In the next tussle the
lucky Pro-Recs nosed out Varsity
2-1, scoring in the last two minutes of flay. The flnal game witnessed Varsity scoring a shut-out
over the hapless Pro-Recs 3-0.
MAY PLAY RCAP
The Varsity team has added two
brilliant oldtimers, Reg Clarkson
and Sandy Robertson, both of
whom should prove valuable assets to the Varsity Club. »Reg
Clarkson, ex-Vancouver College
star has played for Varsity on several occasions and can handle any
position on the field.
Boundary Bay's RCAF team
may  play  host  to  Varsity   at
Callister Park this Sunday In
preparation   for   thc   Imperial
Cup competition.
The   flnal   line-up   of   Varsity's
team will include Don Petrie, Herb
Smith, Fred Hole, Dale Mathers,
Roy Coir.gan, Don Yip, Pat Campbell. Bill McKay, Dave Bremner,
Russ Bagan, Sandy Robertson and
Reg Clarkson.
The UBC soccer eleven has
rounded gut u busy season, completing their final game last Saturday when the powerful Hnsting's
Bluebird team defeated them and
eliminated thpni from the Imperial
Cup.
• SOCCEI'ITE NOW-Reg Clarkson, Freshman star with the
Varsity Thunderbird noop quintet,
swing? into action on the soccer
pitch at Callister Park Saturday
as Varsity opens competition for
the Imperial Cup.
• UBC's DIVOT experts take to
the University GoK Course
Sunday for their most important
meet of the year, thc Varsity Golf
Championships. This year's match
will be open to coed golfers as
well as club members.
Here are the rules:
1. One preliminary round If 18
holes to be played by each entrant
In his own time. Score card with
player and scorer's names to be
handed in to the AMS ofTice.
Handicaps to be based on these
cards.
2. Final round of 18 holes to
be played Sunday by all entrees.
3. Prizes to be awarded for low
gioss, low net and hidden hole for
both men aud women.
• *   *   *
New   bank   clerk:   "Miss   Jones,
do you  retire  a loan?"
StenoR:  "No, I sleep with Aunt
Emma."
• *   ♦   »
A guy who puts all his money
on a horse's nose usually makes
the   other  end   of  the   horse  out
of himself.
• •   •   »
They laughed when I sat down
to think ... I'd forgotten to close
the door.
• VARSITY'S championship Thunderbirds may
yet stage a Canadian playoff
this year, for on Tuesday,
Luke Moyls, senior basketball manager, received a
wire from Stan Nantais,
coach of the high-flying Assumption College quintet
from Windsor, challenging
the Thunderbird team Io a
playoff series.
The Eastern coach stated that his
team finishes its college exams on
May 1 and that they would be able
t.; travel to Vancouver to meet
the UBC basketballers after that
date.
Although t h e Thunderbirds
will be tied up at Army Camp
until May fl, the team is ser-
Jausly thinking of playing the
flashy college team from Windsor  immediately  on  return to
tin   city,   if  they   can  find  a
f ponsor to bring the Easterners
out to thc Coast.
inco tiie, university term ends in
May, the Varsity squad is not sure
'.hut the AMS will sponsor them.
I. they cannot, the 'Birds hope to
have  the Prisoners of War drive
put on the series.
Assumption College has gained
widespread publicity this year because of its efforts against American teams in the East. The Windsor squad had little trouble wHh
the larger Canadian colleges bask
east.
Among their greatest apsels
were their victories ever Canisius  College  of  Buffale  end
Niagara University ef Niagara
Falls, New York, two of the
top   coUege   quintets   In   the
eastern  United States.
The   "Purple   Raiders"   of   Assumption College are no strangers
to the West Coast, for in 1935 they
trampled Notre Dame for the Eastern Crown and came to Victoria
to meet the Victoria Blue Ribbons
for the Dominion title.
Although thc Windsor outfit lost
out, three games to one, they cap-
lured the hearts of the Capital
City fans for tr\eir clean college
style of play.
Stan Nantais, the present coach,
is not a stranger either. He played
here at the Exhibition Forum ia
1937 for the Windsor Fords when
they tackled the Thunderbirds for
the Canadian Championship that
year.
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