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No Noon
Two Gym Periods
this   university's
42,  according to
Col. Shrum told the Ubyssey last
military training program  for  1941
Lt.-Col. O. M. Shrum.
"Apart from some changes in our timetable, Jthe program
is the same as last year,'* " '   ~'
Important newa to all men is
that military activities will again
require six houra per week.
Another important announcement la that there will be no reduction in enUatment in th* officer training aeetion. In fact, the
number may increase, for the
Dominion Oovernment wanta to
Moure 1,500 officers next year from
the C.O.T.C. corpa throughout
To do thla, 10,000 men muat be
enrolled for the course at the various universities.
Once again, the officer training
eourae will be open mainly to
graduates, senior students, and
those with advanoed previous
training. Other undergraduates
who plan to go on active service
may take the course.
Mm  who last  year  took  basic
training are not required to take ,
officer training.  They may remain
tn the  basic section, where they
will be given advanced work.
There are Important changes ln
the military timetable. This session there will be no noon hour
leotures, thus leaving more time
for other atudent activities.
No optional leotures will be given In th* basic section, and Instead
of a single one->hour physloal
raining period, there will be two
_horter periods.
Parades sm again scheduled for
three hours oa Saturday afternoons. Thdee man who cannot
parade en Saturdays will thla year
be required to turn out to two
IV* hour evening parades.
Another Important announcement ts'that all men, both C.O.T.C.
and Basic, will have uniforms this
year. Cadets may get their uniforms as soon as they are attested
and have paid the deposit of Ave
The first general parade Is scheduled for two o'clock next Saturday, September 27. Those who
plan to attend the evening parades
must meet in Arts 100 at five
o'clock Thursday.
Training Remains Six Hours  Per Week
Lectures;      mt-muw * f\\_r 4
No. 1
Everybody Gets One
"Students on Trial" -Lamb
COLLECTS KHAKI—Sergt. A Linde issues equipment
to Art Physick, one of the first to get his uniform for this
year's training session. All students will receive similar
paraphernalia. —Dally Province Photo
Students Use
Waste Boxes
-Or Else
• KEEPING the Caf clean will
be an easier job thla year. The
large wire baskets are gone, and
in their place are neat new refuse
containers, two attached to every
pillar, and at the four cornera of
the room are enamelled tins.
The old unsightly baskets remain in the background, and axe
now used only to receive the contents of the small boxes.
The new containers are provided
with hinged lids, and empty from
a sliding panel In the bottom.
Frank Underhiil wouldn't tell what
would happen to students who
didn't use the containers but said
"If you see the corpse of a student being carried out of here
you'll  know."
New Courses
Train Airmen,
"Medical Students
OTTAWA, Sept 22:—In
arrangement with the department of National Defence several Canadian universities will this year provide special training in
military medicine for
advanced medical students.
Special courses will also be
offered to advanced engineering students.
These special studies will
in part relievo students of
the obligation of military
training with  the C.O.T.C.
*       *      •       •
Sept. 22:—Military training
at the University of Alberta
has been expanded this year
by the addition of • apsclal
alr training course to be offered to students planning to
enlist on active service with
the R.C.A.F. at the close of
the 1941-42 session.
Would you like to work for the
University's largest newspaper? If
you do, drop around to the Pub
Office and ask for a trial assignment. No previous experience la
needed. You can be a Freshman,
a third year Artsman, or a fifth
year Engineer; lt makes no difference to us. Incidentally, the
Pub Is situated In the north
ment of Brock Hall.
Student Councillors; Toil
Find Fees For Winter
•    THIS year's council did not while away the long summer
days. They worked for their fees and are proud of it.
True   to   the   tradition   of   past -**B^^^^^^-^BHM-Mn_____________i
presidents, Ted McBride took six
units at summer school in order
to lighten the load In his Commerce course. Following this he
travelled to Sun Valley, Idaho, as
representative at a Fraternity
convention, continuing to Denver,
Colorado on a tour of the Midwestern  universities.
Charlie Nash, M.U.S., tolled In
the machine shop of Galbraith and
Sully. Lois Nicholson, W.U.S.,
directed children's activities on
the supervised playground at
Memorial South.
Balancing budgets should come
easily to Keith Porter, treasurer,
after  balancing  trays  all  summer
for the C.P.R. on the North Dakota
run.. Mary Frank Atkln, secretary,
continued her library work ln the
Hudson's Bay stationery department.
Jean Eckhardt, W.A.A., had the
men i,olng ln circles at the ring
counter of Birks, while Evann
Davies,. M.A.A., had them going
In a triangle on the special C.P.R.
tour ofj Vancouver-Nanaimo-Victoria.     \
Bob Morris, L.S.E., and Mack
Buck, junior member, burled
themselv.k in the Interior to
emerge -With a stake for the
bursar. _,
Actors Form
Stock Group
• ENTERPRISING Players Club members have
attracted attention during
the holidays in a project
called the Straw Hat Summer Theater.
Three   public   performances,   one
In   West   Vancouver,   enabled   the
John Olen has recently finished
a summer engagement in Montreal
and Toronto, where he appeared
with C. Aubrey Smith and Conrad Nagel.
students to donate a sum to the
Red Cross, statea Lester Sugarman,
manager of the company.
In the casts of the three plays
produced were John Olen, Arthur
Hill, Nancy Bruce, Lister Sinclair
and Bud Cumming, who toured
the Okanagan and Vancouver Island In the Flayers Club production  "Candida"  in May.
Injuries Force
Sophs to Mount
Cane, Crutches
• A BLOWOUT on a
gravel road early this
summer proved disastrous
for Albert Miller, Radio Society announcer.
Miller suffered a separated pelvis
in the ensuing accident, when the
car lurched out of his control on
the road outside Medicine Hat, Alberta.
The unlucky aecond year student
spent a week ln hospital and for
six weeks has been hobbling
around with the aid of a cane.
• FORCED to attend classes on
crutches because of a accident
ln June, 1940, la B1U Norton,
aecond year Arts atudent, who was
Injured by a careening cement
hopper when a cable broke during
work on the coast defence station
at Point Orey. Norton waa lame
all last year and returned to the
hospital for two months this summer.
Both students voice the cry "out
of the crutches by Christmas."
Klinck Says
More Work
Less Play
• IN HIS SPEECH to the fresh-
men In the Auditorium laat
Friday morning, Prealdent Kllnck
expressed the war spirit of the
University by asking students to
curtail expenses for the year In
connection with social activities.
"This year will call for great
sacrifices from everyone and we
must do our share," he said.
He outlined the war program of
the past year and stated that the
University would co-operate with
the government In all possible
"Our laboratories and equipment
are at the disposal of the authorities as far aa la practlceable," the
prealdent emphasized.
The speaker decried the frivolity
of freahman Initiation ceremonies,
stating that auch actions were not
ln keeping with the seriousness
of war.
Electric Lock
Guards Files;
Limits Phone
• FoffR-lDABLE precautions are being taken by
the Alma Mater Society to
protect its files from light-
fingered studenta.
Last year anyone had access to
the files through the doorway leading to the olub telephone In the
office. A few letters disappeared
after atudenta examined them.
A new locking ayatem prevents
persona leaving the phone cubicle
without the knowledge of the staff.
The lock operates electrically from
Inside the offlfce.
"We had to do something to stop#
thefts of files and flagrant mis-use*
of the olub telephone," atated
Arthur MoKlm, aooountant. "Thla
ayatem seems to be foolproof."
It remains to be seen whether
thla will atop people calling their
grandmother In California on Unlveralty credit.
In M
The Ubyssey extends Its sympa
thy to the relatives ot Norman P.
Allan, second year Arts student,
who lost hla life early last summer
In a swimming accident at Bowen
Norman waa a member of the
Social Problems Club and had become keenly Interested In music.
Response To Aluminum
Drive Disappointing
• MONDAY MORNING upperclassmen oame back to
U.B.C. for opening lectures to find the campus over-run
with nearly 700 freshmen decked out ln full initiation regalia. A few were carrying old aluminum pots or pans to
the two depositories south of the Auditorium.
However,   the   response   to   the
Red   Cross'   Aluminum   drive   was •sbs^_____^b_________________________b»
disappointing. Many freshmen
failed to comply with the rule that
they must bring an addition to the
pile, and consequently U.B.C.'s
contribution to Canada's newest
war-effect is as poor as that of
downtown centres.
Today at noon the Sopha are
scheduled to make their first organized attack on the Froah by
engaging them in a giant game of
pushball on the upper playing
Wednesday at 13:30 freshmen are
required to attend the annual
Cairn Ceremony on the mall. Thla
event, at which students do honor
to their predecessors who were responsible for moving the University to its present site, la being
combined with Initiation Ceremonies this year.
Initiation ceremonies * -will continue until next Tuesday evening
when Frosh will be relieved of
their regalia at the annual Froah
Reception ln Brock Hall. Student
Councillors in charge of the Initiation are Charles Nash and Lola
Nicholson, M.U.S. and W.U.S.
Campus Springs
Fail; Students
Thirst in Vain
e   THE FOUNTAIN  In the quad
doesn't work,  as probably SOO
freshmen know by now.   It hasn't
for a year and won't this year.
The Department of Buildings
states that a leak under the concrete prevents Its use, and that
frost would get at It anyway. -Oils
Is vaguely unsatisfactory to some
students who have been given the
haw-haw when they bend over to
quench their thirst, by unfeeling
The one ln the administration
building Is out of order too. The
only efficient ones are In the—
well, you know where.
Call Slips
reserve book lending system
haa been Inaugurated by Dr. Kaye
Lamb, head of the library, ln an
effort to facilitate essay-writing for
flrst and aecond year audenta.
"The system depends a great
deal upon the honesty of the Individual," aaid Dr. Lamb, "but I
am willing to try it, aa I have
faith ln the average atudent."
Briefly, the plan ia thia:
For the flrat time in the history
of the library, everyone will have
access to the reserve books. Form*,
erly a call slip had to be preaented
at the desk to an attendant who
got the book from the shelf. Now
the student refers to the call
number at' the file and retrieves
the desired book himself from the
reserve section.
A new door haa been out In the
wall juat Inaide the entrance to
the faoulty reading room at the
rear corner of the library, whloh
looka automatically behind eaoh
atudent entering the reserve amotion.
Every book haa a long blank
card in the baok pocket on whloh
the atudent writes hla name and
addreaa. Thla card Is kept by the
librarian in charge when the student presents hla pass or registration ~eoe.pt and takes the book
out for the two-hour limit.
These slips are stamped with the
time taken out and checked every
IS minutes for overtime loans.
"The system will save the atudenta the trouble of getting ten
booka from reserve in order to
find one suitable for their need,"
Dr.  Lamb pointed out.
The new method ia on trial, and
its continuances ia up to the atudenta. If necessary the library can
close on Saturday and go back to
the old system on Monday. Time
will tell if It is a workable arrangement.
Scene of Ceremony
Oeneral election meeting Wednesday noon ln Arts 104. The club
discusses cultural and social questions In co-operation with other
campus groups.
MALL MONUMENT—A close up of the plaque on the
Cairn which was constructed by students to commemorate
the triumphal march from the Fairview shacks in 1925. At
the Cairn ceremony on Wednesday noon Ted McBride will
describe the history of the colorful monument to assembled
freshmen. Page Two
Tuesday* September 23, 1941
•  From  The  Editor's  Pen  »  »
Airforce Training
Two stories appearing on page one of
this issue, bear special significance for students who will start military training this
Courses supplementing the regular
army training at present being offered in
the C.O.T.C. and Basic are being adopted
by other Canadian universities in co-operation with the Department of National Defence. These courses are open to men of
the medical and engineering faculties and
to those who intend to enter the Airforce
at the close of the session.
The courses in military medicine
naturally do not affect students here as we
have no medical faculty at U.B.C. Laat year
the sciencemen had a chance to specialize
with the advent of the course for Enigneers
in the C.O.T.C. This will probably be open
Now, however, an opportunity for men
who wish to enter a branch of the service
entirely apart from the army is being presented as an alternative to the regular
military training—namely, an introductory
course for the R.C.A.F.
When asked if U.B.C. would provide
the same alternative .to army training,
Colonel O. M. Shrum disclosed that authorities here have been considering the plan,
but that no definite decision regarding it
would be arrived at until the middle of
The course outlined by the government
he said, ls equivalent to instruction received
by R.C.A.F. recruits in the initial training
schools. It is open only to studenta who have
enlisted and will go direotly Into the Airforce upon graduation. Then, If they have
passed the course at university, they will
enter the secondary training school ln the
It is obvious that there is a large percentage of U.B.C. men who would welcome
this Mew course. The number of graduates
ahd thbae who have left before graduating
fo Jolia the R.C.A.F. Is proof thst the Airforce ia just as popular as the arnly with
Varsity men. They fully realise that Canada
is the Empire's air-training ground and our
airmen are second to none.
Therefore, it is only logical that when
the Canadian government offers a course
for prospective ail-men in the university,
that course should be accepted and passed
on to the students.
Why should men who plan to enter the
Airforce as soon as they leave here be
forced to take army training when a course
in their own chosen field is there for the
asking? We hope U.B.C. military officials
will speedily accept the air-training scheme.
Dear Frosh:
We are not going to give you a sermon
or treat you as little children who must be
"told off" from the start by high and mighty
upperclassmen. We just want to point out
some changes that have occurred on our
campus since we were freshmen, and by so
doing show you the job that faces us all.
You enter our institution cut we cross
the threshold of our third war session. Most
of the students here have known no other
kind—but they have seen vast changes in
everyday campus life and activities during
two short years.
Three years ago it was an established
tradition that on Saturday afternoons students would hie themselves to the football
stadiums to mingle ln carefree fashion with
their fellows and cheer the Blue and Qold
teams to victory. Now, on Saturday afternoons, the dull thump of army boots on
campus pavement replaces the thud of football cleats on pigskin.
Three years ago' lovely idle co-eds
would have been shocked to know that today their younger sisters spend long hours
knitting socks, sewing bandages and studying first-aid, doing their part in the
university's war-time program.
Frequent extravagant social functions
and glamorous inter-collegiate sporting
events have disappeared, and in their places
Red Cross benefit dances and army physloal
training programs hold sway. University
students hav* taken upon themselves the
tasks of young people in a nation at war,
white still keeping burning brightly the
torch of academic leadership.
It has taken nearly two years to bring
about these changes—two years of adaptation which none of us begrudge. Now you
are part of us and we expect you to assume
the same responsibilities. So, when we
welcome you as full undergraduates with
backslaps and handshakes, remember that
you have fallen heirs to a motto more full
of deep meaning now than ever before—
"TUUM EST": "It's up to you."
.  .  .  by Jabez
The freshman screwed up his eyes and
writhed in the throes of registration.
"It says here, 'Underline the Christian
name by which you are usually called,' " he
The young lady behind the counter
laughed harshly.
"That's pretty good, sonny," she barked,
"now let's see you read the next line."
"But I'm called Stinky," babbled the
"The Registrar is not interested ln your
personality, only your name. Have you a
"My name is Algernon'" admitted the
freshman in a low voice.
The young lady closed her eyes wearily.
"But put down Stinky," she murmured.
The freshman on the other side of me
put up his hand to attract her attention.
"First door to the left in the Arts Building!" she advised.
"No, no," giggled the freshman, "I want
to know whether I have to give any information to the Dean of Women."
The young lady leaned forward confidentially.
"If I were you," she whispered, "I'd
make her find out for herself."
A little guy with watery eyes piped up.
"Where can I get a Big Sister?" he
"That's something you'll have to decide
with your parents," she snapped.
Then she turned to me.
"Whaddyouwant?" she rasped.
"I would like to register for fifth year,"
I replied with some dignity.
"Say, you didn't climb out of your iron
lung just for that, did you Gramps?
I wandered over to the Library to fill
out the booklet, and while I was sitting in
the Main Reading Room I was privileged
to witness a colorful ceremony.
Owing to a technicality of the law
whereby freshmen are confused with human
beings,   it   is   a   little   known   fact   that  the
U.B.C Library staff reserves the right to
kill and stuff the first freshman of the new
session to enter the building.
All   was   silent   but   for   the   distant,
■ mournful howling of the wind through the
cracks in the Temporary Buildings, and the
occasional shrill cries of the termites mating
in the Card Catalogue.
Suddenly the whole building shook. A
freshman had taxed his mental processes
by trying to solve the intricacies of the revolving door without being shown how.
Now the creature was trapped and fighting
madly to escape.
^ A moment later, we heard the squelch
of large, rubbery feet ascending the stairs.
The freshman had beaten the revolving
door! Everbody had resumed an innocent
pose when the head appeared over the bannister.   It was a perfect specimen.
The hyper-sensitive ears turned slowly
from side to side, in a remarkable independent action that indicated a new species.
The huge round eyes wandered aimlessly
along the walls. Then it tilted its head back
to look at the ceiling, with the lips hanging
open limply, like a bad job of wall-papering,
a sort of gargling gargoyle.
"Don't be afraid, dearie," cooed Miss
Lannlng, "come right in."
The freshman stuck its thumb in its
mouth and proceeded to drool quietly,
watching Miss Lannlng steadily, yet not
stirring from its position.
"Come and get a nice book," Miss
Lanning warbled, holding one up for him to
The creatures eyes narrowed suspicous-
"What's a book?" it grunted, in a low,
guttural voice.
This was the opening for which the
staff had been waiting. With lightning speed
Miss Kelly flipped the Flit over to Miss
Lanning, who lateralled to Miss Smith, who
hissed down the stairs in close pursuit of
the terrified mammal.
There was a moment of tense waiting.
Then, breathing easily, Miss Smith appeared
once more to ask quietly:
"Will somebody please get the formaldehyde?"
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Alma Mater Society of the Unlveralty of British Columbia.
Office: Brock Memorial Building
Phone ALma 1624
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Tuesday  -Jaok McMillan
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Associate Editor-
Jack Ferry, Lucy Berton, Margaret
• A Year Ago..
• A YEAR ago thla week the
Royal Air Force waa beating
off the greateat threat to her freedom that Britain had ever known
aa that Island faced ita flrat attempt at Invaalon since the daya of
So It waa that during the wwk
ending September 87, 1940, the
University of British Columbia
stBY-ted IU flrat session under all-
out war. The Ubyasey struck the
theme of that eeesion when It
started ita feature artlole with
theae words:
"The shadow of war whloh fell
across the green campua ln 1MB
haa darkened, and the men ef the
University hav. quickened their
step with the reat of tfi. nation."
Then,  Ave  daya  after  Prealdent
•  U.B.C. Seeing
• ORIN of the summer: two
Varsity sophlstlcuties Isolated ln
the bleachers at th«J Theatre Under
the Stars, primly unaware of the
sign above them reading "Not Reserved". In slgno Veritas . . . .
Lota of them have been tried and
found wanton .... Suntanned:
Lois Nicholson. . . Charlie Farina
maintains he's Wooo Champion of
the campus by default in last
year's contest . . . .Look-alikes:
Professor "Freddy" Wood and
Laura   Jamieson,   M.L.A.
• AROUND the town: June
Hewltson at the Kitsilano Concert
. . . Pat Rogers interviewing playground children on soft drink
preferences .... Pat Keatley
breathing heavily in a Pro-Rec
tumbling session ... At the Sunday Symphony: Librarian Miaa
Mercer, Helen Brandt and Ann
Jeremy . . .
Denlse Darling at an Aristocratic drlve-ln . . . Andy Roddan listening to a Home Oas concert . . .
Ed Oross at the Soap Box Derby
. . . Summer Session Dancers:
Beverley Matthew, Dora Combolos,
Brenda Goddard, Ted McBride . .
Bob McWiUiama at the "Belle of
New York" . . . Out-door dancing
ln Point Grey: Maureen McKlllop
and Al Mosher, Mary Mulvin and
John Roe, Jean Mcintosh and Jack
Sibley . . . Jim Nevlson community singing In Stanley Park . . .
• OUT of Town: Laverne Lawler,
lolling at Bowen . . Archie Kaarlo
rowing opposite Bunt-ten powerhouse . . . Dave Munro dancing to
Mart Kenney at Vernon . . .
Yvonne Anderson at the other end
of a ping-pong table In Kelowna
. . . Sheila McKay baking cookies
In Peachland . . . Norman Armstrong walnlng for the Okanagan
Lake Ferry . . . Harold Burks on
the pier at Pentlcton. Glenna
Gillis enroute to the States ....
Dorothy Brown, window shopping
in Pittsburgh.
• Do right, and fear no man;
don't   write,   and  fear   no   woman.
The Mummery
Whereupon we broke into noisy
cheering, as the staff snapped the
Flit smartly around the infield,
and both janitors hurled themselves down the elevator shaft ln
a  paroxysm  of delight.
The freshman was formally
handed over to BUI Tansley for
his Museum's exhibit of aboriginal
So, take heart, Class of 194SI
There's a place for everything in
this  world.   Even  freshmen.
"Leek natural, darling"
Then glv. m. a Sweet Capl"
"Th*pttr**t/mrm* tm which Hhmcc* tank* *mmi**i."
L. S. Klinck had urged curtailment of "childish introductory
ceremonies," two shocking episodes occured. In the fierce lnter-
class flght, the Freshmen lost their
nervousness when they thrashed
the Sophomores in a mammoth
game of pushball. No sooner waa
that over, than newa of an astonishing atrip-tease act at the Freshman Smoker caused campua reverberations.
Against # such   competition,   the
Pub-sponsored contest to nam. th.
mystarlous kitten found In th. Caf
died an unlferalded death.
tl). flrat laaue of Volume 89 of
the oampus newspaper contained
the beginning of what became the
moat widely read column ever to
appear on ita pagea. That, of
course was "The Mummery" by
Jabec—which appeara again this
year, in that history-making
debut, Jabea delved Into "the
start of the freshman as we know
him today, and we try not to."
It waa In thla flrst week that the
female student, for the flrst time,
held the upper hand on the
campua.    Crippled   by   their   un-
RADIO—Students interested te
radio script writing, announcing,
or dramatics are Invited to attend
the flrat meeting of the Radio So-i
clety ln the Men'a Club Room df
Brock Hall,, Thuraday noon.      '
Plana for the year include three
newscasts and a variety show each
week. Last year th. olub apon-
sored a voice culture eourae on
the campua. Newa reporterf are
especially dealred.
matched shoes and cowed by pre- .
dictions that there would be "no
athletics, and hour upon hour of
awesome military manoeuvres"
grim-faced Freahman sadly read
the announcement that "With th.
advent of compulsory military
training forvmal. sudenta, oo-eda
thla year win rise to positions of
responsibility never before attained by thSm'S
But with the advent of th. glorious battle, the notorious sm6k«r,
and their flrst rout, maroh
leaf-strewn boulevards, th. im
resumed their rightful plaoe. And
the co-eda donned knee-sox.
Hrs.: II a.m. to 8 pjn.; Saturdays 0 a.m. to neon
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Parker Pencils to match.
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■ibi-Ki onl-» te • char*. ruesday, September 23, 1941
Page Three
U.B.C. Welcomes Frosh
• LAST YEAR'S student
.£ passes are good at the
Famous Players downtown
theaters until October 15 if
stamped at the Alma Mater
office. 'Students   who   have
| 'lost their passes must wait
until that date to receive
the new ones.
This delay ia caused by a money
saving arrangement with the
photographer. Last year all previous passes were printed during
tile summer and SOO were not called for.
This entailed an unnecessary expenditure of flSO which Council
means to save thia year by printing only passes that belong to atudenta-registered for this session.
•    •    •   •
• MEETING of all prospective
f ,■ reporters Wednesday noon in
the Publications Board office,
Brock Hall.
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ATMOSPHERE—The campus ' is tne scene ' of activity
during the opening week, as these scenes show. Above, Little
Sister Phyllis Morgan asks for a Big Sister at the Booth
in the Administration building. Maureen Bell and Eileen
Carter, W.U.S. executives make her feel at home.
A familiar scene is enacted below, as Constable William
Orchard tells Ian Matheson that he must obey the rules
of safe driving. The slow zone at the Gates gets 'em every
uPan Pinchers
Not Welcome"
gers will get no help in
the form of old pots or pans
from Frank Underhiil of the
Caf, as he haa recently had
a house cleaning and gave
all old utensils to the Red
"All my pans are bright new
ones which I can't spare," maintains the manager of the eatery,
"and Ood help any on. who tries
to steal them. I have aome big
knives her. you know!
The only possibility for zealous
metal-moochers seems to be the
aluminum trays and the cash
register trimmings, which are
But on aecond thought those
knives  look awfully  sharp.
Gage, honorary president, 'will addreaa a general meeting ln Arte
204, Wednesday noon.
Applicants for tryouts received
Friday noon in Arts 294. Stag,
crew also desired.
Scribe Hunts ln Vain For
JRambling Wreck From Tech
by jack McMillan
•   "I'M   a  rambling   wreck   from
Georgia  Tech   and   a   heluvan
engineer, a helluva, helluva . . . ."
How many times we have heard
that raucous ditty from juke boxes
all over the city during the laat
Who were these bawdy minstrels,
theae profane gentlemen who were
obviously a branch of the Red
Shirt clan?
I had always wondered -what
they looked like, and while visiting Atlanta, Georgia, this summer
during an informal 'tour of the
United States, I visited the home
of these legendary  figures.
Oeorgla Tech is a cluster of
brownstone nestling in a grove of
stately trees in the heart of Atlanta. Beside it sprawls an Immense stadium large enough to
accomodate   twice   our   university.
During a two-day stay at the
University, I had a chance to gain
an insight Into the life of the
Institution. The school was still
in session and students wore the
I harassed look so familiar at U.B.C.
around April.
In vain I searched for these wild
men of the drawing boards. A
bull  session   in   my   friend's  room
yielded only suave gentlemen of
the eastern states and we talked
of modern poetry and 'What do
you think of th. Penguin series?'
Breakfast In the college Inn revealed nothing more than well-
mannered atudenta anxious to talk
of Canada and the war. One had
been to Vancouver and eulogized
on the Lion's Oate Bridge.
During lunch in the dining hall
it was the same. So many questions were fired at me concerning
the Universities of Canada that I
couldn't get a word in edgewise.
A tour of the buildings revealed
a luxurious gym which was being
decorated for a dance, and a secondary gym containing a replica
of the bridge of a ship for the use
of the O.T.C. in training Naval
Other highlights of the tour,
made in a violent thunderstorm
which uprooted trees, were the
ceramics department where miniature kilns and brickmaklng
machines -were In operation, the
college newspaper office, -which
hud a building of Its own, and the
extensive dormitories,
I found that students have more
opportunity to work their way
through the University than is
possible   here.     For   Instance   my
friend earned hla room and board
by acting aa a monitor in the
freahman dorm. Another lad had
the laundry agency for the college.
Some studenta do the catering
for the University aoclal functlona,
othera furnish the decorations. The
editor of the college paper receives a salary for hla work. All
the gamea offer chances of work
as ushers or ticket takers.
Similar to our Christmas graduates are their "six 'week graduate-)", when faulty students are
weeded out. Standards are high at
Georgia Tech and it earns Its good
Campus politics are more violent
than at U.B.C. The week before
I arrived students had paraded the
town in goose step ln a protest
against what they considered a
political appointment to the faculty. One in a German helmet
bore the sign 'Polytech not Politic'
This was all interesting but I
had failed to see these rowdy
ramblers and I left after another
philosophical discussion without
accomplishing my purpose. I didn't
even enquire again from the
friendly  souls I  had met.
I didn't -want to hurt their
HEA-V i_f_*FlCE
UNIVERSITY PEOPLE . . . students
and faculty alike . . . will find a
friendly, helpful banking service at
Canada's Oldest Bank.
Established   1817
E.  J.  SCHEIDEL, Mgr.
"A   Bank   where   small   Accounts   are   welcome"
West Point Grey  Branch:  TENTH  AND SASAMAT
At a meeting In the Pub Wednesday at 12:30 editors of the
Ubyssey will address those Interested In newspaper work, and trial
assignments will be given out.
*    *   .   *
GYM—The gymnasium floor will
not be open to students until next
week, owing to resurfacing operations   this week.
This situation is unavoidable, as
the janitor does not start work
until September 15 and the reconditioning process requires two
• GEE, sure is great to get back
to Varsity and catch up on all
the summer news. Josie kept me
pretty well supplied with a letter
every day, but she talks a lot about
clothes and things. Fr'instance one
letter was full of the swell Shetland sweaters all the girls get at
wear to Varsity with matching
skirts in plaids or pleats. I admit
they look super, but a 10-page letter about them isn't too much.
Josle was telling me that a blonde
Kappa wanted to have her Alpha
Delt boy friend stay with her —
board or something — but Mamma
wasn't so broadminded — He's ln
the Air Force now. Straith'e hav.
those snappy V-necked pullovers,
• JOSIE   dragged   me   ln   RAE-
SONS,   808   GRANVILLE,   the
other day to help her pick out a
pair of dressy shoes. Gosh, I never
knew the place was so big, %nd
only ladles' shoes, too. There'a a
main floor, a Mezzanine and a
Basement and Josle seemed to be
having a wonderful tlm. trying to
decide which shoes to take. She
finally dlclded on a pair of spike-
heeled auede shoes with a neat
design on the toe. Seems that a
poetic Players' Clubber is taking
out another red-haired PJay.ra'
Clubber — not th. same on. h.
waa taking out laat year. He
se-sms to Ilk. red-heads — maybe
they're mor. sympathetic to hia
poetry — Rae-Son's have dressy
shoes with low and cuban heela
too. Alao aome in crushed calfskin.   Only 94.98 and 98.08.
# Josle waa mad aa hops yesterday when I followed on. of
those freshettes all around the
campus. Boy! ahe waa aome looker, too. I tried to explain to
Josie that I just tried to get to
Snow  her   ao'a  I   could   find   out
Brock Hall Gains
Co-ed Social Room
•   DR. DOROTHY MAWDSLEY, New Dean of Women, will
open a Social Room in Brock Hall where the Red Cross
Room was last year.   It will be used by Co-eds so that they
may become better acquainted with her.
,  "The lack  of  residences  on the
where she got her hat and tell
her to get one like It. I dTd find
out, too. It was MAXINE'S, 872
GRANVILLE ST. And what's
more I found out that they have
hats in all shapes and sizes. Some
freshettes are awful dumb. There's
one cute blue-eyed one whose
going to be a nurse (may I get
very 111) and sl\e didn't know the
difference between a Freshette
and a Freshman. She'll aoon find
out. And Maxlme'a give apecial
prices for Varaity girls. Hats for
every occasion — dress, sport, business, what-have-you. Josle went
down today to get a hat like that
freahette's. I guess she waa pretty
•    •    •    •
• Y'KNOW, I don't know much
about women's nightgowns and
pyjamas, but they tell me that
B. M. CLARKE'S, 2817 ORANVILLE ST., hav. aome awfully
cuddly snuggle-down pyjamas and
nighties. A blond. Beta seems to
have given a 18-year old baby in
the Yukon a thrill this summer.
She waa heard boasting that ahe
had hla frat pin. Ah youth! youth!
Snuggle-downs are styled by Mlsa
Collegiate and com. In blue, rose,
tea-rose and coral. Th. prices are
right, too. Only 91.98 and 93.93 for
the gowns and 12.85 for the pyjamas. Don't forget the address—
2817 S. Oranvllle. Alao stores
• THESE   women   who   keep   a
man   waiting   b*for.   a   date
while ahe tells some other dame
about a "darling little tea dress
that ahe aaw In the ROSE MARIE
DRESS SHOPPE!" Apparently it
waa wool jersey, In beige, and had
black polka dots all over it, quite
amall. Th. dote I mean. A couple
of   laat   year'a   freshettes,   one   a
campus makes it difficult for the
Dean of Women to know th. girls
personally," Dr. Mawdsley aaid.
"An office ln the Arts building la
suitable for business, but ta not
the place for aoclal visits."
Because of the lack of a fireplace, Dr. Mawdsley has chosen a
warm colour scheme of rose and
green, the same design running
through the rose coloured chlnts
curtains  and  the  green  carpet.
The position of the room directly opposite the dining room makea
it ideal for small teas. It ta connected with the Mildred Brock
Room, and this beautiful but little
used room will now be brought
Into greater use.
Extended Red Cross work will
be done upstairs in the larger
Women's Club room.
Exactly how the new Social
Room will be used ls not deolttod.
Dr. Mawdsley hopes that the girls
themaelves will settle that point
and use it as they wish.
S.C.M.—Program for the year Includes groups on Race Problems,
Reconstruction out of Chaos, "I
Believe," Life of Jesus, Development of Democracy, and Old and
New Testaments . . . visit the olub
room ln the Auditorium.
A Freshman Welcome Dance will
be held in Brock Hall Saturday
at 9 p.m., Frosh free, others 28c.
member of th. Freshman Class
Executive have apparently done
what every girl wanta to do —
look after a "Little Brother" in-
stead of a "Little Sister." Roe.
Marl. Shoppe haa lota of new wool
dresses and velveteens. The ad-
drees—2198 W. 41ST. and th. phon.
ranging tn price from 914.98.
ABC's to Ph. D's
Education Begins
at thc BAY
A new term for you . . . new friends to meet . . .
a whole new world to conquer! Remember that
your appearance counts a lot in those first impressions that are so important ... in that follow
through that means so much. Remember, too,
that the BAY has had years of experience in
outfitting students for their University careers
. . . that the BAY knows just what sweaters and
skirts and man-tailored shirts the co-ed considers
super . . . just what slacks and jackets and
worsteds and tweeds the student endorses as
right. So . . . bring your shopping problems to
the BAY where it's guaranteed that you'll major
in buy-ology.
^tt?i*<>ny'$iiQ (Sotttjmttg
• NCO*t**O*(ATI0    »«•   MAY   l«7Q Page Four
Tuesday- September 23, 1941
Armory Complete
By Nov. 1 ...Shrum
•    rfHE  NEWEST building  on  the  campus,  the  C.O.T.C.
Armoury, should be completed by November 1, according
to Col. G. M. Shrum. It could, however, be used for drill
purposes before that date; that is, when the roof is completed.
The new structure, announced by Hon. O. M. Weir,
Minister of Education, on June 3 last, is being paid for
largely from contributions. of the officers and men of the
C.O.T.C, who have signed over their pay since 1928 for
such a purpose.
COSTS 153,000
These funds covered the tender
of $45,070 and the Provincial Oovernment made a supplemental
grant of $7,800.
Subject to vote of parliament,
the Dominion Oovernment, which
authorized erection of the armouries on Canadian campuses, has
undertaken to provide an annual
tenance allowance amounting to
8% of the capital coat
The armoury will be used mostly
for drill and lecture work. Ths
large asphalt drill floor, suitable
for physical training activities, is
also expected to release the gymnasium for more student activities.
Dressing rooma and showers will
provide accomodation for slxtjr
people. The new centre of corps
activities will contain a leoture
room where, it' is hoped, all
C.O.T.C. lectures can be given.
Also housed in the building will
be a pantry and kitchen, instructor's offices, quartermaster's rooms,
and an officers' mess, able to be
used by N.C.Q.'s on certain occasions.
The quartermaster's rooma will
contain only training equipment,
the uniforms remaining ln their
present  location.
The existing orderly room In the
Arts Building will also remain aa
headquarters for administrative
Grads Join
Corps Staff
Varsity students of former days have returned to the
campus to take important
posts with the C.O.T.C. They
are Major H. A. Eckardt and
Lieut. M. Klinkhammer.
Major Eckardt, who haa just returned from Camp Borden, will be
chief Instructor for the basic training group. Known as "Dutch"
Eckardt, he was famous in his
undergraduate days aa a atar
basketball player. The family tradition is now being carried on by
daughter Jean Eckardt, Women's
Athletic President.
Lieut. Klinkhammer, the new
adjutant, ls a 1934 honours graduate in modern languages, and
also won high marks ln his exams
for the C.O.T.C. in those days.
Yet another Varaity grad, Major
J. B. McLeod, rejoined the Instruction staff, thia time aa chief instructor of the officer training
group. Last year he was chief
instructor ln the basic section.
Undergrads Respond To
Summer Enlistment Calls
• FOR THE FIRST TIME since the war began- University
men have joined the active forces in large numbers.
During the past summer, at least 84 of last year's students,
as well as many graduates on the strength of the C.O.T.C,
left their studies to join the army, navy, and air force.
This brings to 230, the number of the strength of the
corps who have joined up for active service since September
1, 1940, including some who have not notified the corps that
they have enlisted.	
A quick glance over the list,
still incomplete, shows that since
the close of the last session, such
well known campus personalities
as basketball captain and winner
of the Oaul Memorial Trophy, Pat
Flynn, Arts President Sandy Nash,
footballer Oraham Finlay, baaketball and track atar, Norm Armstrong, men's athletic prexy Jim
Harmer, council treasurer Peter
McTavlsh, and footballer Tommy
Williams, have joined the fight.
Other well-known students as
Bruce Emerson, Bob Field, Wally
Friker, Sid HorswlU, Bob MlUer,
Bill Oughtred, Jack West, Tom
Meredith, Bob Waldie, Bob apRoberts, Archie Byers, and Ernie
Teagle,  have gone.
A tabulation of those undergraduates who joined during the summer shows that SO went to the air
force, 26 to the army, and eight
to the navy.
Twenty-one were registered In
first year, 25 In second, ten In
third, and 23 In their graduating
The summer enlistees Include:
To the air force: Norman Allen,
John R. Adams, Norm Armstrong,
Ronald T. Bain, W. S. Barton, Bill
Campbell, Colin Child, John D.
Clark, William O. Clarke, James
Cochrane, Ed. Cox, Joseph Dock-
rill, Acton Daunt, Bruce Emerson,
Pat Flynn, Bob Field, John Fll-
teau, Graham Finlay, Edward J.
Foot, Rupert Fulton, Walter Friker, John M. Henry, Sid Horswill,
Alec Lightbody, Bob Lloyd, Or-
mond Lyons, David P. McBean, 1.
H. McDIarmld, Cyril McCarvlU,
Penn McLeod, Bruce McEwen, Edward Marples, Bob Miller, Sandy
Nash, William Oughtred, Murray
Plckard, Edward Pldgeon, John
Rogerson, Lloyd Ross, Mervln
Sims, Jack Sworder, J. D. Taylor,
R. J. C. Talt, Alex Watt, George
Wilson, Allsthalr Young and
Tommy Williams.
To the Army: Harold W. Ball,
Donald McLellan, Jack West, Dick
Wilson, Vilhelm Schjelderup,
Sandy Paton, Leon Dlrassar, A. G.
Richardson, Bob Waldie, Tom
Meredith, Norman Bushell, Arthur
Garvish, E. A. B. Sutton, Bill West,
Bill Rlddell, Bob apRoberts, Jim
Harmer, Al Shore, Dewar Cooke,
and Ernie Teagle.
To the Navy: Peter McTavlsh,
Bill Gilmour, Archie Byers, Tom
Crone, K. W. Rymer, Doug C. McPherson, John Rose, and James
BUS PASSES—Available at the
Registrar's office, on presentation
of registration receipt.
315 Arts and Crafts Bldg.
PAc. 1028
Corner Seymour and Dunsmuir Opp. Bus Terminal
Alberta - U. B. C*  Series ls Possibilit'
•    IN SPITE OF the ban placed  on Intercollegiate  Sport
this year, Varsity football fans may still see the Blue and
Oold   grid-team in action.
Late yesterday afternoon Maury
Van Vllet, acting on the decision
of a meeting of the Men's Athletic
Directorate, wired the University
of Alberta asking them if their
Golden Bears would be willing to
come here for a two-game Canadian football serlea in October.
On top of that one game with
the Vancouver Grizzlies and another with the Victoria Revellers
on the home grounds are ln the
."Practices begin today at four
ln the stadium," announced Van
Vliet, "and our games will be played from October 13th to November 8th."
Returning lettermen Ray Gorman, halfback, Lionel Fournler,
fullback, Bob Curry, centre, Gus
Carmlchael, guard, Bill McGhee,
blocking back, Johnny Farina,
quarterback, and Jack Tucker and
Hunter Wood, enda.
Bolstering the veterans will be
Bob Smith, kicking sensation from
King Edward High School, and
Bud Spears, jack-rabbit backfleld
man from Lord Byng.
"If we are to have Canadian
football on the campua thla year,
every prospective candidate ahould
be on hand immediately ao that
the team may live up to the
reputation of the aquada of previous years," said Coach Van Vllet.
ROWING CLUB—The flrat general meeting takea place In Ag.
100 on Thuraday at 13:30. Initial
workouts start Sunday, at 0:30 a.m.
ln the clubhouse, foot of Blenheim
and Fraser  Streets.
More Books!
Is Demand Of
• A PLEA for books,  especially
first year text was sent forth
today by Stu Madden of the book
A credit slip entitling the holder
to a minimum of two thirds new
value will be given for each book.
This slip may then be cashed at
All books sell for the same price
as was patd out, Students will find
the exchange a convenient method
ot  acquiring books cheaply.
Tillicum Sales
Boom; Frosh
Study Yells
• BUSINESS is booming in the
Year Book division! The diminutive Tillicum, "Bible" of the
Froah, has surpassed all previous
circulation records with a total of
750 copies.
Friday afternoon, when Freshman registration waa totalled, an
extl-a ISO copies were added to the
original order of 600.
All freshmen muat read the
pocket pamphlet through and be
ready to sing "My Girl's a Hullabaloo" with the rest at the forthcoming pep meet.
CADET LAB.—A now structure is being erected behind
the Science Building, it will form an addition to the laboratories and will be used by the Airforce men who will be
resident on the campus this winter.
Red Cross
Thanks U.B.C.
For $3,116
• THE Red Cross Society
has acknowledged the
contributions made by university students to their War
Fund through the proceeds
of dances and self-denial
days last year.
A receipt for the sum of $3,161
and signed by the executive secretary of the Vancouver Branch
reached Ted McBride early In
The accompanying letter read ln
part: "We ask that you convey to
all concerned our gratitude for the
magnificent efforts being put forth
by the University on our behalf,"
• ALTHOUGH the epidemic of
Poliomyelitis (Infantile Paralysis) In the Prairie Provinces is
abating, sufficient new cases are
still arising in B. C. to make lt
necessary for all students who have
come from Prairie Provinces within the last two weeks -<nd certain
areas of B. C. where the disease
has recently occured to REPORT
IMMEDIATELY to the University
Health Service Office, No. 306
Areas of B. C. recently, affected
Trail, Okanayan Mission, Rutland, Armstrong, Telkawa, and
Students Now on Active
Service Make Headlines
e   FORMER students of U.B.C, some of them a few mont
from quiet study in the Library or gay parties in Brocli
Hall, shared this past summer in the war.   From tral
field to battlefield, many were ln the news.
Recently   came   the   news   that        __^___^____m
Ralph "Hunk"  Henderson Is now
a prisoner of war.    "Henny",  ono
of   the   greatest   basketball,   football   and   rugby   players  ever   to
wear the Blue and Oold, had previously    been    reported    missing.
Last May his friends had learned
that  Pilot  Officer Henderson  had
visited Windsor Castle for tea with
the Queen and Princesses.
Ralph waa not the only one to
meet Royalty. For Pen McLeod,
who left a pre-med course to join
the R.C.A.F. laat Spring, waa
singled out for conversation by the
Duke of Kent when he visited the
Initial Flying Training School at
Edmonton. Pen, a member of
Phi Kappa Sigma, formed part ef
the guard of honour from the
Over the battlefields of Europe
other former atudenta won recognition for bravery. Among theae
waa Mark Roach, who won the
Distinguished Flying Medal for
bravery ln connection with bombing raids.
Among the thousands of young
Canadians training under the Empire Air Training Plan were hundreds of U.B.C. graduates. Representative of these are Freddy
Smith and Ted Underhiil, both
commissioned as Pilot Officers.
Footballer Smith, a Commerce
grad of 1940, won a proficiency
award with his observers wings in
May. Ted, who took the famous
informal snap of the King and
Queen when they visited Vancouver, graduated with special distinction from the air observatory
school at Rivers, Manitoba.
Stack Permits
To be; Watched
Special Passes
• IN AN EFFORT to eliminate
noise and social visits in the
stack room below the library, a
closer check will be kept on carrell permits this year.
On entering the stacks a student
must deposit his permit with an
attendant at the head of the stairs
and in turn will receive a token
showing his kind of permit.
Thus a tab can be kept on the
number of carrells occupied and
further applications refused. Students must return by way of the
main stairway in order to retrieve
their carrell permits.
Students without permits may
get special passes for a specific
reason, enabling them to get a
number of books.
U.B.C. Men
Enjoy Life
In Air Force
• FRANK Underhiil, manager of the Caf, has received a letter from Tommy
Williams telling of the conditions at the Air Force
camp at Brandon where* a-
long with Art Willoughby,
Fred Joplln and Graham
Finlay, he will be stationed
for six weeks.
Williams, who flashed into tho
Varsity eye two years ago by
wearing academic dress to classes,
write, that they enjoy Ufe immensely.
The boys joined up early this
summer and have been in the
prairies ever since.
UBC Trains 151
Air Force Mei
In Radio Wori
• THE BLUE uniforms o|
150 men of the R.C.A.I
brightened the campus
summer when their wearet
took a 14 week course
radio technicians. The pre
•ject was under the directior
of Colonel Shrum and
structors were drawn frot
'the physics and mathematic^
On Friday, 78 of then will
turn   for   a   3   week   addltlc
eourae.    Then,   on* Ootober  IS,
group of 75 new atudenta will
gin the eourae, to be followed ev
16 weeks by a new claaa of 1*.
Now under conatructlon at
back of the science building Is
laboratory for use by the air fore
men, who this year will proba.
be housed in huts on the oampv
Instead of at the forestry camp.
Four C.O.T.Q
Men Study
At Calgary
• FOUR   repreaentatlvea   of   thlJ
University's  contingent  of  th«|
C.O.T.C.  travelled  to Calgary
summer to take a special course
The course, given at Currle Bar<|
racks, was especially designed fo
instructors of men taking millti
training at Canadian Unlveraltl
The four men, Sergeanta Sand
Paton, Doug Mitten, Peter Coll
and Kel Service, passed exams thalj
qualified   them   aa   Aaalatant   In«[
Extension Dept.
Uses Neu; Boan
To Page Public
the  way   to  Brock   Hall,   na
must  notice  one of  the  addltlc
to their campus—the encased bulletin board on the Mall.
A project of the University Extension Department, the new signboard is intended to announce
activities open to the general|
public; that Is, evening cl
extension lectures, plays,
musical productions.
During the summer sessions the|
board   haa   passed   all   ita   te
Lighted at night, it haa been found
to be of great help to visitors
the campua.
Fraternity and Sorority
Printing and Engraving
Our Speclatly
S66 Seymour St.


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