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 Mercer Asks AMS Loan For Ambulance Plan
VOL. xxv
No. 20
McGill Men Protest
Professors Draft
•   MONTREAL, CUP—McGill students, this week, hung
banners and circulated petitions protesting the draft of
John T. Culliton, economics professor at McGill University.
For two hours a huge banner M      ________»»»_»__„__»__»__■»—___
feet long and three feet high hung
across the engineering building
saying "Draft James—leave us Culliton," referring to Dr. F. Cyril
James, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill.
Professor Culliton, a popular
professor of economics and leader
of the McGill 'contingent of student harvesters, stated that he was
not adverse to accepting draft call
If such action waa deemed In the
best interests of the nation.
Students, however, circulated
petitions strenuously protesting the
action of the government. Following is the text of the petition
circulated by the student economics club:
"Whereat we are given to under
stand Professor John T. Culliton
of Economics department haa received call up notice from Canadian Army; whereas we believe
Professor Culliton moat valuable
contribution to war effort associated with present work; whereas,
we recognise that government ls
defeating their own ends by conscripting professors when It permits student body to remain In
college, and that university likewise defeating own purpose and
function during state of war; therefore, we members of the Political
Economy Club request very sincerely that principal Intercede that
Professor Culliton may obtain exemption army service."
Gun Accident At Queens
Involves Former Student
• KINGSTON, CUP—As a result of a flesh wound in the
right shoulder sustained when a .22-calibre revolver was
fired during a Sadie Hawkins dance in Grant HaU, Queen's
University, last Friday night, Betty Stewart, 21-year-old
nurse, was removed to the hospital. Medical authorities
there announced that there was no injury to the muscle or
bone, end that the patient would be discharged within a day
or two.
One other guest, a man, suffer. *
ad powder burns on the cheek.
His injury la said to have been
Property of a former UBC stu.
dent, and now a student at
Queen's, the gun was part of a
mountaineer costume worn for the
Sadie Hawkins affair, it la re.
ported that the student intended
to fire the single cartridge in it be.
fore entering the hall, "Just for
fun," but that he lost the gun In
r friendly scuffle before he carried
out this plan. It was picked up
and later left lying on the floor
of the lobby, where another student, not knowing it was loaded,
found it and fired it, injuring the
girl and the man.
Local police, summoned to the
hall about 10 p.m., questioned
threo  students,   obtaining   signed
Tim Buck
To Address
UBC In '43
most Communist, Tim
Buck, leader of the Commun.
ist-Labor Total War Committee, was unable to speak
to the student body while in
Vancouver, due to a shortage of time and a full speaking program.
Student Council extended the
invitation to Mr. Buck to speak
here this week, but unfortunately
the former secretary of the Canad.
ian Communist League, was not
contacted in time to Include UBC
In his itinerary.
The council felt that Mr. Buck's
ideas on Post War reconstruction
would be of interest and value to
every student on the campus. At
present the communist leader is
touring the country in the interests of the war effort.
In the telephone conversation
with the UBYSSEY Mr. Buck expressed his regret that he would
be unable to address the Student
body. He recalled that he hal
had one of his most enthusiastic
meetings at this university in 1935
and he stated that he would look
forward to any opportunity to
meet with UBC unclergrads again.
Ho also stated that he hoped to
!>•> hack on the coast ;i!.;ain in
January and that he won'.' noUf\
the council In advance of hi. .1
rival so that arrangi ments cuikl
be made In plenty of tunc.
statement.. University and police
authorities have refused to reveal
in detail the content of these
statements, or to divulge any fur.
ther details of the case.
T. J. Rigney, K.C, Crown At.
torney, commented Saturday: "I
cannot say yet whether there will
be legal proceedings against the
man alleged to have fired the revolver; but if the facts when presented in writing appear to justify such proceedings, they shall
certainly be instituted."
"The matter Is out of our hands,"
said Dr. R. C. Wallace, Principal
of Queen's. "I fear that the authorities may be forced to lay
charges against the students responsible. At any rate, it was a
most unfortunate accident, and
betrays a deplorable lack of judgment on the part of those respon.
sible for it."
According to a report from the
Queen's Journal, student news,
paper, the gun allegedly was not
registered or licensed. The UBY.
SSEY withholds the name of the
owner of the gun in considers,
tion of relatives in Vancouver.
Jr* Member
Speaks To
Law Society
graduate of UBC and
Osgood Hall, and a junior
member of the Bar association, now practicing in Vancouver, was the guest speaker at a meeting of the UBC
Law Society Tuesday noon
in the Stage Room in the
Brock Hall. President Dave
Lawson introduced the
Speaking on the introduction tc
law Mr. Macdonald advised thi
club members to: "Make it your
aim to acquire a general education
and a working knowledge of the
elementary principles of accoi.m:.-
ing. Take every opportunity *<>
practice  public speaking."
Commenting on the Law Society
Mr. Macrlonakl said: "It certainly
is very fine. I think embryo law-
yets should meet early. If organized they can get people to come
out and advise them."
AMONG the assorted types of goblins which begin to haunt men students around this
time of the year is added a new and even   more ominous species of the nightmare, a
khaki clothed, militaristic spirt labelled "Vernon."   As the days wear on, his presence is
increasingly noticed by co-eds as men students decay before their eyes.
Radio Soc.
• RADIO Musical Society
broadcast schedules have
been changed. The Wednesday evening time on CJOR
is no longer available to the
University broadcast, due to
a change in station listings.
Replacing the weekly series
will be a similar half-hour
broadcast to be heard on alternate Fridays, CJOR, 9:45-
10:15, with the first of the
new series being aired on
Friday, December 11.
With pressure of exams cutting
into rehearsal times, the inaugural
program of the new series will
feature graduate talent of the Musical Society—former stars ot Mus
Soc operettas. Marg Haggart, last
year's leading songstress in the
"Yeomen of the Guard," is contacting the grads, and is in charge
of production.
The regular "Varsity Time"
broadcast of the Radio Society,
which has been aired without a
break since early in the fall term,
will wind up the fall season tomorrow evening. The final 6:15-
CKWX show will be a recap of the
events of the fall ' rm at Varsity,
featuring Radio members who
have been active on the air since
the first o" ;':e year. "VarsUy
Time" shows will resume the flrsi
week in the New Year.
Forty Meteorological
Assistants Required
•   THE DEPARTMENT of National Defence for Air requires 40 meteorological assistants, grade three, who would
be expected to commence training in Toronto on January
4, 1943.
To be qualified for this school,
applicants are required to have
University graduation, with courses
in Mathematics and Physics, with
Calculus. Honor students in these
courses who have not completed
their final year will be. given special consideration.
Applications should be made to
the Controller, Meteorological Service of Canada, 315 Bloor Street,
West, Toronto, and should be made
on Civil Service Commission
forms. Military status, with parti,
culars of military examination
and a statement of university
courses they have taken from the
university registrar and marks obtained in final examinations
should be included.
After candidates have received
three and a half months training
in Toronto, they will be posted u
Meteorological Qfficers at RCAF
Training Schools. They may serve
anywhere in Canada or Newfoundland, In civilian capacity. They
will be exempt from military train,
ing as long as they remain indispensable in the work in which they
are engaged.
Applicants are preferred between
the ages of 21 and 35 and must be
physically fit.
Salary is $135.00 per month for
the duration of the war, and commenced from the beginning of the
course at Toronto. $13.42 cost of
living bonus is also made and an
additional allowance of $30.00 per
month while the* Meteorological
observers are in Air Training
No additional bonus will be giv.
en for wives or dependents. Tra.
veiling expenses must be paid by
the candidate to the school at To.
ronto, but all travelling expenses
thereafter will be paid for him
and for his wife and family.
Further details are available
from Dr. G. M. Shrum or from J.
Patterson, Controller, Department
of Transport, Toronto. (See above).
Another course will commence lr.
Toronto In May, 1943, shortly after
the end of the academic year.
1,000 Students Fail
To Support Drive
Of War Aid Council
•   NINE EXAM-WEARY War Aid Council members met
Wednesday noon in the Brock Council Room confronted
with the total sum of $1,250 with which to buy a $1,750 Red
Cross Ambulance before Christmas.
With Bill Mercer in charge of
the meeting, the members faced
each other as though to say "we've
done what we can. It's up to the
So they decided, after confer,
ence with Arvid Backman, council
treasurer, that the War Aid Coun.
cil should borrow 1500 from the
AMS funds in order to buy the
ambulance. That is, unless stu.
dents of the university come
through with the rest of the
The advanced money will be paid
back to the AMS by the War Aid
Council after Christmas with
money from the Waivers, the Penny Drive, and other functions.
A special Student Council meet,
ing at noon today will decide the
But the crux ot the Ambulance
Drive now rests with Mr. Arvid
Backman, who told Mr. Mercer
in no uncertain terms at the meeting, to quote him, "You're trying
to kid the students into the idea
that they have bought then* ambulance when they have not."
Mr. Mercer's argument ls that
the money will be going Into the
Red Cross after Christmas in any
case. So, says he, "why not advance the money, I don't see anything wrong with the idea."
He seems particularly worried
about public opinion, and the fac*
that UBC's Ambulance Drive has
been publicised in MacLean'i Magazine and in country papers all
over B.C. through the Red Cross
publicity department.
Mr. Backman stands firm in his
opinion. Asked by the UBYSSEY
whether or not the money would
be advanced to the War Aid
Council, by the AMS, he slated,
"That's up to Council."
But apart from the present difficulty of the |500 loan, facts and
figures from the AMS office show
that 1486 buttons had been sold up
to Thursday raising the total to
$743 from tiie button drive.
One thing the War Aid CouneU
seems to be united on ia that UBC
students who have not bought but.
tons are slackers to the War Ef.
fort, says Bill Mercer, spokesman,
"Students ought to blush with
shame If they haven't done their
Gangsters Are
Needed For
Important Job
•   GANGSTERS are want-
ed for a very important
Vancouver YMCA is in need of
several counselors for "Y" Boys
Gangs, In connection with the
West End Community Boys work
Program. ,
Counselors are responsible for
the guidance of one of these groups
at their regular weekly meeting.
Games and hikes are planned for
the underprivileged boys of the
Social Service and Psychology
students will And that this is excellent field work. Anyone Interested should get In touch with
Ted Yard YMCA, PAc. 0221.
Date of McGoun Cup
Debate Set For Feb.
• THE McGOUN CUP Debate will take place on February
5, with two University of British Columbia teams, one
representing British Columbia in Saskatoon against the University of Saskatechewan, and one opposing the University
of Manitoba in Vancouver entered.
Team members have as yet not       ____________________»«____»____
been chosen. The system for selecting team representatives this
year will be by a process of elimination. In the tryouts, each student will be allowed to give a ten
minute speech on either of the two
subjects selected for the McGoun
Cup Debate, and will be granted
one rebuttal. The outstanding debaters wi'l be chosen by a jury.
Students interested in the debate
are advised to select partners as
soon as possible, but thc team
groups formed In the preliminaries
will not necessarily be maintained.
The topics for the debates had
not, up until deadline, been chosen, but will be posted on the Parliamentary Forum notice board as
soon as possible.
UBC debaters are hoping to retain the cup which was brought
back to the campus last year for the
second time since the Western
University debates were Inaugurated, by speakers Arvid Backman,
Robert Morris, Art Fouks, and Bob
A University team will oppose
Victoria College in the first or
second week in January, Alan
Ainsworth is the team captain and
Jim Wilson will be his partner.
Soward Go
To Confer
Significant international conferences are taking Professors
F. H. Soward and G. F. Drummond to Eastern Canada and Riverside, California, for the next
two weeks.
With thirteen other delegates
from Canada and delegations from
the United States, Great Britain,
Fighting France, the Netherlands
East Indies, China, Australia,
New Zealand, India, and the Philippines, Professor Soward will travel
to Mont Tremblant, Quebec, to attend the Institute of Pacific Relations Conference, which begins
today and continues to December 11
The IP.R. which has been meeting every three years since 192S ls
an unofficial conference, though
delegates with government connections attend.
General Victor Odium will
speak at the conference at which
organization ot the war effort of
the United Nations in the Far
East, and problems to be faced
after the war will be discussed.
Observers from the International
Labor Organization and the League of Nations are to be present
Mr. Drummond will be delegate
to the annual conference of the
Institute of World Affairs, Los Angeles University of International
Relations, at Riverside, California,
which will run from December It
to 16.
Carson UBC
Reno Reps
John Carson will represent UBC at the Pacific student President's Association
conference at the University
of Nevada, Reno, Nevada.
The date of the conference has
not been determined as yet.
PSPA includes all colleges In
twelve western states of U.S.A.,
British Columbia, Mexico and the
Hawaiian Islands.
All problems concerning universities are to be discussed. President Bob MacKay says In his
letter, "Our main point this year
will undoubtedly be confined v)
the place of the college hi our
national war effort".
Last year several resolutions of
the conference were adopted by
the United States Government.
A.F. Recruit
Officer Here
Mon. In Brock
• ASSISTANT Section Officer J. F. Stewart of the
RCAF (Women's Division)
will pay a special visit to the
campus between 12:30 and
1:30 on Monday, December
7th, to give information and
answer questions concerning
the work of the Women's
Division. The Women's Executive Room in the Brock
Building has been placed at
her disposal for this purpose. All women students
are invited to visit Miss
Prior to her enlistment In the
RCAF, Mis Stewart was on the
University Extension Staff, engaged in Rural Youth Training work
throughout B.C. from 1938 U, ltt42
Many university women throughout Canada have found splendid
opportunities for service in thc
RCAF and Miss Stewart hopes to
contact as many worien as possible during her noon hour visit
on Monday. Page Two
Friday, December 4, 1942
•    From Thc Editor's Pen » » »
The War Effort
Judging by the opinions expressed by
several students in a recent UBYSSEY poll
regarding the Ambulance Drive the original
idea of a campus war effort has been sadly
Some students have the idea that the
best purpose a war drive can serve is to alleviate the pressure of downtown opinion.
It is rather the idea that to keep the dogs
off we must throw them some kind of a bone.
Although it is quite true that a good
war effort must necessarily have the effect
of improving our relations with the general
public, it is actually only part of the picture.
Efforts on the campus to raise money
for war purposes are not a part of the real
duties of the student in war time. They are
admirable, and it is the duty of every organization in the country to do what they can
to advance the national war effort, but the
only standards by which the pros and cons
of keeping students at university in time of
war should be the judged, are those which
show what actual value the student is contributing by his studies.
Now in treating downtown opinion we
feel that there is no need to conduct a war
effort to appease them. Rather let the University stand on its merit. Let us show the
people what we are doing in the labs and
classrooms, show them the woman's compulsory war work and show them the activities of the COTC. We are confident that the^
actual value of universities is sufficient to"
warrant keeping them open.
Let us not junk the war effort. Every
one who attended UBC last year was proud
of the successful drives which raised money
for the Red Cross. This year there have
been more troubles, yet the war drives are
shaping up very well. It is only reasonable
to expect us to do our part and to give what
we can to help out. By directing our social
activities properly and by reducing our expenditures we can make a sizable contribution.
' But let us run our war effort on the
sound basis of a duty which we are willing
to perform. It is only a few students at present who feel that the sole purpose of the
drives are to soften the public criticism, but
the number is growing and it is time to
check it.
Exam Hysteria
This year the approaching Christmas
exams have been anticipated with more
than the usual horror by members of the student body.
Everywhere it is rumor. Some people
are sure that all first and second year males
will be drafted regardless of what they do in
the Christmas Quiz. Others say all Artsmen
will go, still others are claiming that a complete second class average will be required
or heigh-ho to Vernon.
So the poor undergrads have been
sweating away at their books, many of them
feeling that they are in desperate straits and
that only much mid-night Mazda will save
them from failure. So as the horrible exams
move closer, these students are getting more
nervous by the day.
We wish we could shrug and say there
wm no difference from other years, but that
if obviously untrue. However, we do not
feel that the picture is as black as some of
the rumor hounds are painting It
According to Colonel Shrum'g statement, on his return fcom the East, the Fa
culty will decide which students are unable
to make the grade, and the government is
interested in keeping all those who can pass
at their studies. From this it would seem
that there is not a great deal of difference
from other years except that this year regulations will be enforced more stringently.
The big danger is that some students will
succumb to exam hysteria and make a mess
out of their exams by the simple process
of blowing up. Actually there is no reason
for this because it is actually a simple problem t]lis writing exams. If you arrive at
the exams knowing your stuff then it is clear
sailing. If you arrive withdut knowing
enough then you have nothing to lose by
taking a chance on bluff and knowledge. For
this you need a clear heed, so plan on a
good night's sleep before the exam, praise
the Lord and peas the examination.
Anyhow, the UBYSSEY, would Uke to
tike this opportunity to wish all Me readers
a iforry Christinas, eucceas  in the exams,
and all the beet for 1M1.
The Varsity Christian Unien will
be bavftig a Christmas camp oa
■unrerd inlet. The site is a large
rage buildingy one mile this aide
ef Port Moody. The coat will only
be two dollars tor the three days,
Monday to Wednesday, December
& to SO. For further* information
phone BAyvlew MftSY.
Different Student Types
Prepare For Onslaught
"We've been 'goln' steady' a
long time, you ond I. You sea,
I'm a symbol ef the life and
sparkle ef Coca-Cola. There-
fere, I speak for Coke. I like
your company. I offer something more than a thirst-
quenrhlng drink. It's refreshing. Yes siree...it's
got that extra something
you can't get this side of
Coca-Cola itself. Let's get
together. Make it a Coke
• THERE IS a ravenous monster chained in the Registrar's
Office that will be let loose on the unsuspecting campus
on Friday, December 11. This monster is regarded with awe
and respect by the upperclassmen and with insane fear by
the freshmen. In fact, mention it to anybody on the campus
and they will run away screaming.
  ,,       Tie monster has several names.
_aMMiaaMalMHaaiiaiHaliaailMa|^H^n        It is most commonly known as
"Christmas Exams", but it has also
been referred to as "Those Goddam Things" and "Oh-Hell".
With the coming of the Exams
comes another, and equally evil
character known as the Exam
Type. This general Type may be
broken down into several subsidiary types which we will list alphabetically.
(a) The Honor Student or Give
- Me - The-Tools-And-I'll-Flnlsh-
The-Job Type—this type is prac
tlcally extinct, but traces of it still
crop up. This is the type that
comes into the examination room
with an eager, alert expression on
its face. It begins work immediately on the paper, writing stead,
ily for the space of perhaps half
an hour, then gets up with the
same bright, alert expression on
its face, hands in its paper, and
walks out without even staggering.
(b) The Carefree or Don't-Glvt-
- A - Damn-Because-I'm-Gonna-
Flunk-Anyway Type—This type is
perhaps more common and far
more praiseworthy. It takes one
look at the Exam Paper, laughed
ironically, and for the rest of the
period sits back with a placid
smile on its face, carving its initials on the desk.
(c) The Careless or Hell-I-For-
fiot-My-Pcn Type—This type is
the type that always picks up tho
wrong exam paper, and finds after
about an hour's work that they've
been writing Greek 4 instead of
French 1.
(d) The Late or I-Just-Missed •
The-Street-Car Type—This type h
perhaps even more annoying than
the Honor Student type. It most
commonly appear;; fifteen minutes
pfler the exam has started, and
just as you are putting up an unequal fight with a particularly
tough question, sidles clown thj
aisle, breathes hotly in your car.
nrul whispers. 'I'd like to gH K<
scut 1.  please."
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Fad-Sh ions
• YOU MAY think that a awing
record has but one uae. If so,
you are about to be aa surprised
as we were, upon reading an enlightening article In an American
magazine. A youthful efficiency
expert in the States has put a secondary use to one of her old re.
cords, by pastlaf several ot her
favorite 8-QfVHs on one aid*,
painting afousxl the edge with
bright nail peitan, and hanging the
finished product on the wall of
her "rec"
• CURLS in Richmond, Kentucky.
sear have serious thoughts IN
*»•? heats, but ON ttan. lt% a
etfbiett seers'! For they have a-
arottWa, be* seeking beanies out
of old felt hats, and fairly burying
them, under pine, brooches, and
0 COULD IT be that the girls
in Valhalla, New York, are going domestic? Sounds illogical,
but we hear that the newest thing
in necklaces there, is a chain of
five emeries . . . those little strawberry shaped pouches you stick
needles into.
• CARRYING   the   idea   even
further,    an % American    girl
created a lapel gadget out of a pin
cushion. It proved to be very efficient, when, having an assortment of brooches stuck into it, tru
pin cushion was fastened to her
0 NOW THAT we are on the
domestic tack, we must men.
tion a very smart necklace, bought
in Hollywood, California.by Sally
Panton, first year UBC student.
The necklace is composed of many
tiny, but realistic looking spools
. . . each having a different bright
colour of thread on it.
0 TODAY'S orchids go to Sid.
ney Flavelle, attractive UBC
freshette, for making and wearing
a necklace that is both unusual
and pretty. It consists of several
Wishbones, enamelled a pale shade
of blue, and fastened to a chain
of tiny gold safety pins. We heard
of a similar idea which was carried out by a girl in Brooklyn,
New York. She painted a wishbone with nail polish, but, instead
of making a necklace, she tied a
perky ribbon bow on it, and wove
it on her lapel.
O   THE BUSTER Brown collar is
back, but definitely. In Has-
brough, Heights, New Jersey, the
finishing touch is achieved with a
black velvet ribbon bow,.but the
girls in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, prefer one of dad's neckties,
and the boy-friend's tie-pin.
O IDEAS FOR adding originality
to sweaters, are being experimented with by girls all over tiie
country. The Pipestone, Minnesota girls favour the shaggy effect,
which is achieved by tying little
ends of woof all over the sweater.
On our own campus, Jackie Bunker, first your student, prefers tiny
purp"-dc.u;s, done in embroidery,
and the result is certainly cute!
Editor, UBYSSEY,
Dear Sir:
I am directed to inform you that
at the meeting of the Faculty
Committee on Student Affairs held
on November 5th, 1942 "it was
duly moved and seconded that the
Faculty Committee on Student
Affairs express its approval to the
Students' Council and the Ubyssey
for the progress made In cleaning
up the Campus. However, it
should be emphasized that further
efforts must be made before success is achieved."
Yours sincerely,"
J. A. Irving,
Secretary, F.C.S.A.
On behalf of the War Aid Council I would like to congratulate
the student body for their spirited
backing of the Ambulance Drive.
Nothing was offered to the students for their money except a
small button, yet 1490 contributed.
As usual some students felt the
drive was not worthy of their attention, but there are people of
that type In any large group; the
majority give readily. Special
praise is due to the UBYSSEY,
Self-Denial girlft, the Mamooks,
the Players' Club, the Musical So-
clety and Pan-Hellenic for their
assistance in the actual canvassing.
"Tuum Est" has done it again.
Hugh Hall.
Editor, UBYSSEY,
Dear Sir:
AH students are proud of "The
Ubyssey", the voice of the Campus.
But I, for one, could not be proud
of one part of the issue of November 24. There was a decidedly
derogatory reference to Jesua
Christ in a quotation from "The
David B. Phillips,
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• THE UBRARY will be open until 9:80 every night this and
next week, to allow students to
Before the Library   was   not
open  en  Thursday   and   Friday
Picobac speaks o univenal language. Mild,
cool, sweet, it gives an extra-mural course
in the fine and pleasant art of Pipe Smoking. Any student who tries it will graduate
All second year, or any upper,
class women who wish to be con.
sidered for Sorority Open Bidding please report to Dean
Mawdsley's office to register and
to receive further Information, be.
tween January 4 and 9.
NOTICE -i Will the man in O
Company who Friday night took
by mistake a great-coat with a pair
of black gloves and a can of Bras-
so in the pocket please see J. H.
Parliament, 3rd-year App. Science.
A apodal bus will leave the bus
depot at 9:40, supplementing the
regular l:tt
' - Special Stm
By Presentation Of
Bette Davit, Paul
Plus Shorts
John Payne, Betty Grable,
Victor Mature in
lent Race at * *
Your Student Pass
Jeanette MacDonaM,
Robert Youg and
Ethel Waters in
Plus "Wildcat"
Fred MacMurray, Susan
Hayward* Paillette
Goddard in
Santa Darlin*
I want something swish
for the holidays . . . there'll probably
be a few parties and such . . . and I
want to look nice when Joe's home on leave.
Then there'll be fraternity
formals later and I may get
a bid. I saw an awfully
cute dress in The BAY'S
Fashion Show the ether
day . . .
Dresses, Fashion Centre,
Third Floor
Ifyttbton'fttq (Jomnang.
«jroupos»fffi   •'"*  ma-   !»-*'o Friday, December 4, 1942
Page Three
The Mummery
. . . . by Jabez
Shopping with MaryAnn
The UBYSSEY'S pride and Joy, Eric Nicol U
now learning how to become an airman at the
Manning Depot In Toronto, and be would like to
hear from all his friends.  Apparently his mall parades at Toronto have been rather fruitless as no one
here knew his address.    Anyhow,  "Jabez" entertained this campus for two years and now lt is time
to return the compliment, ills address follows:
No. 1 "M" Depot, RCAF,
Toronto, Ontario
Over is the time for laughter and gaiety.
Now we must prepare for a period of confinement to our grey cells. At this moment,
professors are exultantly taking the muzzles
off their packs of snarling, snapping exams.
Some of us will fall beneath that beastly
horde, thereby receiving horrible marks that
will oblige the victims to crawl back from
the field of academic endeavor, leaving their
careers dangling despondently from the
blood-red point o fthe exam marker's pencil.
Facing a big hungry examination is a
fearsome experience. It starts in the morning, when they shove your porridge in front
of you. Your stomach climbs up into your
mouth, takes one look at that mess of mush,
and promptly dives into the depths of your
innards, kicking its way through your alimentary canal, and ending up shivering in a
dark corner of your abdomen.
"No mush"! you gulp, and stagger off
to meet your fate.
Waiting for them to open the doors of
the abbatoir gives your memory a chance to
drain like a leaky crank-case.
"Hiya, Joe, whatdya know?" you chirp,
a sickly ohuckle rattling in your throat.
"Say," says Joe, "when did Alonzo Pintail Dewdrops boot the bucket?"
"We didn't have to know about Dew-
drops, did we?" you scream, thrashing
through your notes.
"What did he write?" somebody yells.
, "I thought he invented the reversible
semi-automatic Jinny Sims!"  chimes  another.
"You mean cotton gin, you dope! Jinny
Sims sings with Kay Kyser."
"When did Kay Kyser die?" cries Joe,
getting confused.
'Didn't Dewdrop write:
'Sylvia, Sylvia, thy eyes are burning
Searing my soul clear to the yoke!'?"
"Naw, that was Bilkington Maximilian
Oof.   He died 27 years after Dewdrop," says
"Yeah, but when did Dewdrop die?"
you moan.
'That, I wouldn't know," smiles Joe,
his face a phantasy in green and white.
Then they open the doors; you squeeze
in; grab a booklet, take any seat, No. 7, and
open up the bad news. You close your
pretty red eyes in misery.
Question 1: "When did Alonzo Pintail
Dewdrop die?"
Two hours later, your cheeks are flushed, your mouth is dry, and so is your pen.
Alongside of you a scienceman is sobbing
quietly over his slide-rule. Over to the left,
Joe is thoughtfully and carefully tearing the
pages out of his booklet. Your eye lights
on a blonde on the aisle, and you curse because you can't pick out detail at distances
over 20 feet. People start clawing their way
out of your row, stamping on your dogs in
their frenzy to escape. The clock is running
its hands over its face at a sickening rate.
Another booklet! Another booklet!
And you shoot up your mitt with a desperate earnestness you haven't shown since the
good, old, 2-finger days.
Then suddenly it is all over. Sadly,
you hand in thp body, and shamble homewards. You try to forget the grizzly episode,
but all you can see are Dewdrops, millions
of them, leaning over ash cans, sitting on
street cars, popping out of man-holes.
With this parting thought, we would
like to wish each and every one of you a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Also I want to thank all those of you who
have written in those lovejy letters. In fact,
I'll be right home, Ma!
Ike UBYSSEY regrets that the
etsty segardlng the appointment of
Wm Sella Collins to an
Fialia-ii to Sodal BoJsom
wm cat-led tai the Friday.
Celiaw bae toft the UnlvenJty to
devote full time to the Welfare
Bureau. The story waa intended
to express the gratitude of the Social Service sfodcnts la Mas Collins far bar work with m«n In
Offenders Of
Brock Rules
Lose Passes
-AMS Office
•   STUDENTS  may  now
obtain their Directories
from the Alma Mater Office
in the Brock.
For your
Stationery Supplies
Fountain Pens
Slide Rules
Scales, etc.,
for the present term
•   STJJDBNTB   who
eating their lunches, wearing
their overcoats, and wearing their
army boots In the Brock have had
their passes suspended for a feiv
A number of students were
warned at the beginning of tho
term for similar Infringements of
Brock regulations but these warnings did not seem to have much
So last week steps were taken
and the result was the suspension
of student parses of the offenders.
' though they arrived
>1»t«ra ea Monday, atlas did aot
reeily atirt until yesterday altar-
noon when"!*""! of the first
I.ejO copies we*« sold.
Definite improvements are to be
noted. All the Btudeni^namae,
whether address waa handed -*£*
to the Registrar's in time er not,
are given, so that students soar fill
in their own as desired.
It will be remembered that the
Directory last year ommitted these
The poorer quality of paper used
is an inevitable result of the war
• CHRISTMAS is not so very
far   off—everyone   begins   to
realize that right now aa they
study for their exams, so Rae-son,
606 Granville St., would like to
take this opportunity to wish every
student a very merry Christmas,
a happy holiday season, and the
best of luck in these all-important
• OODLES of interesting packages   under   your   Christina*
tree this year—and all containing
glamorous and beautiful garments
from Plant's, 564 Granville St.
Maybe a dainty scarf, perhaps a
chic housecoat, or again a smooth
sweater set. No gossip—Merry
Christmas—and speaking of Chrlst-
• IF YOU just can't think of a
thing to give your girl-friend
for Christmas, why not drop in
to Wilson's Glove and Hosiery
shop, at 575 Granville St. They
have some really lovely dainty
lingerie that any woman would
adore. For example Miss Wilson
showed me some of the prettiest
dance panties that I've ever seen
—satin all trimmd with gobs of
frothy lace in shimmering blue,
snowy white and glowing peach.
Miss Wilson has all kinds of
gloves, hosiery and lingerie, any
of which make the ideal gift. So
don't forget these lovely gifts and
in   the   meantime   the   heartiest
• •  •  •
• DO YOU start dreaming of a
"White Christmas" when you see
that snow swirling down? Well,
even if Christmas isn't a white
one, it ran still be a happy one—
and that's what the New York
Fur Co., at 797 West Georgia St.,
is wishing for you—the warmest,
happiest Christmas season. And
you will be warm and happy if
you snuggle down into one of
their gorgeous fur coats this
winter — furs are an excellent
suggestion this year especially, so
do your Christmas hunting early.
Merry Christmas everyone—there's
no gossip today.
• »  •  •
• PLANNED your New Year'*
celebration yet?  Whether you
have or not, don't forget that the
Ship Shape Inn Is vpen all night—
a feature that will be particularly
attractive to all-night merry-makers. The Ship Shape Inn at Ull
West Broadway (Just at Granville)
expeota to have lota of hot coffee, frlddle cakes and breakfast
specialties on hand all night In
the meantime, Happy Holiday*,
Merry Chrtatmas and Happy New
Year and don't forgot to drop la
after your holiday festivities and
assuage your hunger at this neat
Uttle Griddle Specialty shop at
GranvUle on Broadway.
More names per page and fewer
■"advertisements are other features
to^fae noted in the '«s-'4S Directory/.
The AmV* Mater office staff en.
courage BtuVfeflts to get their Dir.
ectories as aoon^.JI*"»ble-4hey
are invaluable as a sUeA( date bur.
eau. "V
exams. And Girls if you should
be looking for a pair of dainty
shoes to make your Christmas an
extra bright one, Rae-son's have
some lovely ones that are unsurpassed for comfort, style, wear and
quality. Sorry kids, no gossip this
week. Merry Christmas.
e ,e
mas if your thinking of going up
the mountain this year during the
holidays, you simply must wear
a plaid shirt and pair of Plant's
bright, smart slacks. In the
meantime, Plant's wish all UBC
students the best of luck in their
exams and happy holidays afterward and a very Merry Christmas.
e   e
greetings of the season from Wilson's Glove and Hosiery Shop.
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LIMI Page Four-
Friday, December 4, 1942
Off Thc Cuff
•   WELL, AT LAST I have made it.  The ambition of every
person when he joins the Pub is to become a senior editor, and I am now one.   I am now Sports Editor of the
But it is with reluctance that I have taken over the
position. At the start of this year, the situation in this department looked very bright and one of the best terms
on the paper was shaping up. Then Art Eaton decided that
he could be of more service to his country in the armed
services. He tried the Air Force but was rejected because
of poor eyes. Also for the same reason he was kept out of
combat service in the Army.
Still not to be outdone, he has joined the Army in
the capacity of a clerk. This was the first blow to our Sports
Department because Art was one of the best liked persons
on the staff, and his droll humour was something that we
shall all remember.
Then just after the blow of Art's resignment, along
came Bill with his plan of joining the Air Force. His medical was successful for the Air crew and he departed for Edmonton on Wednesday night.
This was a definite loss to our department because
it left only Tubby Welsford, Maury Soward and myself,
which as you dear faithful readers will find is going to get
awfully boring during the new year, provided, that is, that
we are here.
But the loss of Bill Gait was just about the last shock
that we could stand. Bill had the gift of being able to write
material when it was much needed on the days that we were
underset (quite frequently, of course). Also Bill had that
brand of humour that seems to run in the Pub, and you have
to be part of it to understand.
He has had a tough time this year on the
UBYSSEY, especially with the understaffed Sports Department where everybody seems to be taking such an interest
in their studies Instead of writing a few stories. Something
that I could never understand, soaking up knowledge from a
book and leaving a few of the outside activities to slide, activities which go towards a balanced education which I think
aU University students should obtain.
But this is a wartime session and perhaps it Is only
right that students should take a serious outlook on the
situation and be thankful that they are allowed to continue
with their education.
So Bill, it if with regret that we say so long to you
as you leave for your new career, and we will try to do
bur best with what we have here.
You understand, don't you Bill, eh Bill, eh Bill, eh
Bill, eh?      	
Intra Mural Volley Ball
• INTRA-MURAL VOLLEYBALL today at noon features
the Phi Delts against the Omicrons in the semi-finals
of the play-off system. The bye was won by Xi Omega,
and the winner of today's contest plays them after Christmas for the championship.
firs.: 9 ajn. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays • ajn. to noon
Graphic Engineering Paper, Biology Paper
Loose Leaf Refills, Foutain Pens and Ink
and Drawing Instruments
VRC Gives
New Shell
To Rowers
• PHIL FITZ-JAMES, Varsity's
Oarmen's president, announced
the purchase of a racing eight
from the Vancouver Rowing Club.
This latest addition, the S. C.
Sweeney, is the sister ship of the
J. Fyfe Smith, acquired by the
Varsity Club in 1935.
Because of restriction on travel,
this year's crew have been hampered by lack of competition. How-
over students participating in
post-war sport will particularly
benefit from the two boat competitions.
Phil  .  .   .
. . . pleated
These two boats should promote
inter-club competition and provide more interest for this major
The problem of transportation
from Coal Harbour to the Fraser
River may be solved in a rather
unique way.. Under consideration
ls a plan to row the shell from
the Harbour to the Delta Club
house during the Christmas holidays.
A National
Birds Drop
2nd Game
To R.C.A.F.
drapped their second straight
basketball game last Saturday
night when the up and coming Aijf
Force quintet dumped them 45 t0
The flyers had the ad^^tage
in height with Jim Shut'tiewor^
and Ralph Pay under th* hoop Bn$
they successfully tl^ottled the
rangy students.
Sandy Robertson v,as high man
with a total of 12 ^^^ ior the
students. Jim Shuttleworth cop-
ped high hornfm-g for the evening
as he ha^Kinother good night, net-
•^On the Intermediate front, the
f two teams split their contests on
Tuesday night. Art Johnson's
Frosh crew were downed by the
New Westminster Gregory-Price
outfit 35-22.
The UBC gang, coached by Dem-
etrle Elefthery, came through with
a rousing 35-19 victory over the
Sparling outfit. McLeod and Mann
were high men with 8 points a-
Calders Boys Ruled
Out Says Council
O AT THE last council meeting
held on Monday the status of
the four University students who
were playing basketball for the
Calders team In the Intermediate
A division of the V. andD. League
was decided upon.
Council and the Discipline Committee have decided that they
shall not be allowed to play basketball for the Calders team any
The men affected by this ruling
were four freshmen, Pat Campbell,
Don Petrie, Marty Martin and
George Gamble.
• THIS IS ABOUT THE tenth time I've started this column, written on the request of Chuck Claridge who
succeeds me as sports editor of the UBYSSEY. The original
idea was to bang out a lovely little ditty which weepingly
told the student body, and anyone else foolish enough to
read the rag, how much I hate to leave the good old college,
and to reminisce nostalgically over happy times gone.
Having junked this plan after several disconcerted
attempts, in each of which I found that even an inveterate
hypocrite like myself couldn't print such an insincere emotional tirade, the column (you may have another name for it)
got under way.
I'm afraid that I can't shed dewy tears about missing
all those happy exams they love so well up here, or at the
prospect of missing out on several term essays—they were
always so interesting. And those parades I used to love—well
I'll be getting a few more of them, but all or none I always
There's no denying that I will miss certain aspects of
Varsity. The Pub, even this year's grossly understaffed Pub,
will be fondly remembered as I tramp through the snow'of
Manning Depot. But even the Pub Isn't the same this year.
True, there are still a few old timers left who are advocates
of Negro and Jazz music, who are modernists in reading,
speech, thought, and actions, but In a world at war, most
don't have time to develop any characteristics or individuality
at all.
I'll miss the lazy Caf atmosphere, the bridge in the
Brock, but for these last two, as good or better facsimiles
are sure to present themselves. I expect that there won't
be an opportunity to skip dull lectures in favor of a chat
over coffee in the Caf. My only consolation here Is that In
history we find that people all over the world have had to
suffer far greater privations than this in times of war.
The point is that college life isn't so hot, and won't
be till after the war has been won. If I can lend a hand at
winning it, all I want is the chance to come back after the
war to finish my course—my Arts course, in which I take
only what interests me with apologies to no one.
I want to come back to a normal university life, when -
I can once again skip a lecture for a cup of coffee, without
thinking that I'm welching on an unwritten codjg of ethics
between the government and myself. I want,-fo come back
to a university where students are not in such an hysterical
frenzy to pass their exams that they ""are only defeating
their own purpose. When I write Ian exam I will want it to
be a test of what I have -learned or absorbed, not a test of
how my nervous system holds up in a time of emotional
stress. J
I want^Jjj write again on a normal Ubyssey, for a
normal stjj^ent body, without rushing off to a gruelling P.T.
class Jhthe middle, and without qualms as to why I am not
in/tfie Library at work on the latest history essay. All this
■K anticipate after the war.
Hence, it is with little regret, and less nostalgia that
I leave the Campus, hoping to return again in better times.
I will lose old friends, but I will gain new. I will broaden
my viewpoint in a hundred ways.
So, until after the war, adios muchachos.
A Team Takes
B Outfit 10-0
O IN THE last Miller Cup rugby
game for the students before
Christmas played at the Varsity
Stadium last Tuesday at noon, the
Varsity A team downed the 3
squad 10-0.
Qordy McKee tallied In the first,
half and then converted to put
the A's In front 5-0. Bill Clark
added another try In the second
session which was converted again
by McKee.
The scheduled McKechnie Cup
game against Victoria on December 12 has been postponed until a
later date because of pressure of
Christmas exams.
LOST—Polyphrase duplex slide
rule in Science Building. Please
return to Ted Gregory, KE. 3053.
in downtown papers last
Saturday stated that no permits would be given or required for Christmas employment in the Post Office
or the retail stores.
LOST — In Arts Common Room.
Ono Parker Vacuumatlc pen and
pencil set. Please return to Chas.
Wills, core Arts Letter Rack. Lib.
eral reward.
• THE STUDENT'S COUNCIL has just granted the UBC
Rowing Club the sum of $400 with which to purchase new
shell. As far as I'm concerned, this is like a bolt from the
blue; how does this Club rate such a large sum, especially
in time of war. It would be shocking enough if this sum
were granted to them during peace time, but to have such a
thing happen at this most inopportune moment just doesn't
sound feasible.
It should have been kept a secret, yes, that's what
should have been done; keep it a secret. How it ever got
past the Council, is even more amazing. The "horrible
nine" must have had visions of seeing headlines such as, "UBC
Beats Washington by Four Lengths" and underneath, "Scullers Bring Home World Trophy."
Last week Hugh Hall wanted to bring an orchestra out
to the campus, in order to obtain some money for the none-
too-successful Ambulance Drive sponsored by the War-Aid
Council. But the Alma Mater Society said "No!" Yet, this
same Student body okayed 400 smackers on a Club represented by 1% of the students.
For the past two years, Student's Councils have been
belly-aching about public opinion and cutting down expenses. As a result, all class parties have been made virtually extinct—traditions have been thrown aside. But you
can bet that as the inside of a garbage-can stinks, the Council
still gets their weekly dinners at the Brock, passes to all
University functions, and an expensive award at the end
of the year.
Enough for the destructive criticism; now, for some
constructive thought on the matter. Granted, the Rowing
Club does need a new shell, but it also needs a new boat
house, and a powerful lot of physical support. The present
boathouse is a rather dilapidated affair situated down on
the Fraser River, practically accessible only on Sundays
when the students can get enough time'to travel that far.
Sometimes they go down to the Vancouver Rowing Club
and encroach upon their property and goodwill.
The physical support certainly has never been anything to brag about. Oh yes, they've got plenty of organizational ability. Every year they make big plans for going
down to the States, only they never seem to come off.
Last year, the Club got sensational publicity in a local
newspaper over having girl coxswains. In fact, that's the
most publicity that the Scullers have ever had.
But it is to be hoped that such an extravagant gift as
this will prove its worth to the rowers, and that they will
benefit to such an extent that what now appears to be a
waster of money will be considered a good Investment in the
future. ' ,■'-.<••■•
Mr. Field And
Ted Chambers
Take Golf Meet
O IN THE SECOND of the popular series of Faculty-student
golf matches arranged by Dr. Hull
and the executive of the golf club.
Mr. Field of the Commerce department and partner Ted Chamber.;
slogged their way around the University course on Sunday, finishing the 18 holes with a fine net
score of 68.
In second place, one stroke behind, came Coach Van Vliet, putting like a fiend as usual, with
team mate Bill O'Brien.
These four played In the same
foursome and the match was not
decided until the eighteenth hole
when Van Vliet's putt for a birdie
refused to drop.
Complete scores are as follows:
Mr. F. Field and Ted Chambers
76-10 66. Mr. Van VUet and Bill
O'Brien 78-11 67; Dr. W. A. Clemens and Harold Todd 88-18 70; Mr.
R. E. Langton and Dick Hanley
78-8 70; Prof. J. M. Turnbull and
Fred Boyle 87-15 72; Dr. R. Hull
and Dave Roussell 84-11 73; Dr. C.
E. Swanson and Jack Shillabeer
88-12 76; Dr. L. F. Robertson and
Pele Pudney 96-18 78. Dr. S. Jennings and Gordon Pyle 100-18 82;
Mr. T. G. Wright and Ed Snyder
105-18 87.
f those who ask, "Why the necessity of
Selective Stops?" the B.C. Electric has but
one answer t To give the greatest poesible
service to the greatest number of people
during the greatest transit emergency this
country haa ever known.


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