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LSE Suspends Four Campus Clubs
Operetta Stars For
"H.M.S. Pinafore"
^ These four energetic
young ladies are all taking prominent parts ln thc
production of the forthcoming Musical Society presentation, "H. M. S. Pinafore."
Their big moment will start
on February 19 and continue
to February 22, during
which days they are to live
only for the popular operetta and the Red Cross.
Mildred Twiss
This brunette Musical Society
veteran takes the part of Buttercup, the contralto 1-ead. Buttercup
ls the, sailors' favorite and the ,
name Is decidedly satirical, for the
part demands qualities that are
definitely not of a retiring nature. -
That, of course, is as the authors
wrote it. Mildred has been with
the society for four years, taking
leads In several productions. Last
season she played the Duchess of
Plaza-Torro in the  "Gondoliers."
Marjorie Usher
Taking the lead part of Josephine is blonde song-bird Marjorie
Usher. Marjorie, a soprano, la
another veteran who has worked
hard for several years. Originally
a member of the chorus, she
worked her way up the ladder ln
the past few years. Last year
starred as Casllda, in the "Oondollers", Marjor.-e again takes tho
top feminine  role.
Margaret Haggart
Vice-president of the Musical
Society and understudy for the
part of Josephine is cheerful, dark-
haired Margaret haggart. Margaret
is yet another oldtimer in musical
shows. Her experience dat-es back
to her high school years and continues throughout her career at
Varsity. Last year she received
favouable criticism of her performance of Gianetta as one of the
leads  ln   the   "Gondoliers."
Doreen Grant
To smooth-voiced Doreen Grant
goes the honour of playing one of
the few roles ever assigned to a
freshette songstress. To outsiders
Doreen is an unknown quantity.
Her debut as Hebe gives her the
big chance to add her name to
the long list of successful performances In th. society's ever
popular series cf Gilbert and Sullivan shows.
No. 28
'Freedom Must
Be Preserved*
- Mrs. Nielsen
^ In a dramatic plea to
those present to tear
down the barriers to economic freedom in this country,
Mrs. Dorise Nielsen, only
woman member of the, federal parliament, spoke to a
crowded classroom of students in Aggie 100 on Tuesday.
Emphasizing the need for contact with the working clases. Mrs.
Nielsen slated "You who are the
chosen few of this country and
have tlie opportunities of educ■■-
tion and culture, do not ever
divorce yourselves from the working people. If you do you will
find yourselves living in an Ivory
tower that will someday crush you
with it. It is the working people
themselves that will acomplisn the
chang-.-   of   this   generation."
Speaking of present conditions,
Mrs. Nielsen said "Democracy i.s
not Imperilled in Europe alone. It
is Imperilled wherever there aro
economic forces that are ready to
fight and dot' at democratic force!
in i re'er to maintain their own
Mrs.  Nielsen  concluded with an
optimistic hope for the future,
"When It gets dark enough, yon
can see the stars. Possibly because
it is so dark to-day we are lockln.
up to find the fundamental thing.-:
on which humanity is based, complete freedom and justice to all
men. If we can hitch our wagon !•:
these two stats we can drive on,
knowing that the dawn cannot bo
too far  away."
Totem Drive Ends Saturday
Copies To Be Published
Only For 'Dollar-Downers'
Forum Challenges Ubyssey
To Justify Its Existence
Q    Do Ubyssey readers get their money's worth?
That's the question facing student orators in an epoch-
making debate between the Parliamentary Forum and the
Publications Board, scheduled for Wednesday, February 11.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Biggest   thing   of   the   year  since
the Pub-Council hoop fiasco last
term, the debate will take place
in Arts 100. Pierre Berton, senior
editor of the Ubyssey, will bear
the standard of the Publications
Hoard while a yet un-named
member of the Parliamentary
Forum will be pushed forward by
his strong-arm brethren and will
attempt to cast slurs on campus
Art Fouks, smooth - tongued
Forum leader, indicated Thursday
that he might lead the attack on
tho n-.wspaper in person, but was
hesitant to speak against his own
perscnal   convictions.
Fouks is already mouthing three
hours daily, in tho manner of
D.mosthcneK,    (A   Gi'.ck.)
When the two main speakers
have finished their seven minut.
verbal fire, the debate will bo
thrown open to members of tho
house who may speak on either
side (depending on what their
chiefs   tell   them.)
Police will be within calling
d 1st an ee.
Q    Greatest plague of student lives is choosing the proper
gifts for the proper occasions.
Already battered by the strain of diplomacy which annually surrounds  Christmas  shopping,  undergraduates  are
now faced by an equally arduous task, for Graduation is approaching fast, and presents must be chosen.
What     could     be
a     more
fitting graduation present than a
1941 All-Americnn Totem? To an
undergraduate who has spent four
of the most interesting years of
his life on the campus of U. B. C
a Totem becomes an almost necessary item of his graduating
Campus romcos could do worse
than to purchase a 1941 Totem to
present to their flame as a token
of past year's remembrances. After
all, a year spent on the campua
with the right woman deserves to
linger in the memory, and this the
1941 Totem affords th-e purchaser.
Totems are now on sale at a
special table at the foot of the
Caf stairs, just Inside the door,
and in the Pub Office, Brock Hall.
But, students are urged to hasten
to these spots as soon as possible
with their dollar down deposits,
for sales  close  Saturday  noon.
WILL BE SOLD AFTER SATURDAY. It la essential that the staff
know by this date how many books
to print, and only the number sold
by noon Saturday will roll off the
totem factotum
Caught In formal attire Is the
Totem's pride and Joy Sho-you-
hwa, the paternal ancestor of all
That he should be streamlined,
and draped with n camera Is only
fitting, for the 1941 Totem, which
has adopted Show-youhwa- as Its
mascot, presents as a fundamental
quality ot the book the smooth,
simple' continuity he so aptly epitomises.
Mannequin Parade Previews
Election Of Prom Queen
#    Six mannequins, soft lights, music by Ole Olson and his
orchestra, plus a brand new Master of Ceremonies, will
be the main attractions of the novel Junior Prom Pep Meet
to be held on Tuesday.
Red Cross Ribbons
Replace Corsages
At Science Ball
e Preceded by a mammoth pep
meet in the form of SMUS
hour and the annual Soienco Issue
bi th scheduled for Tuesday, February 11 the twenty - second
Science Ball will be held In the
Commodore Cabaret on Thursday
night, February 13. SMUS prexy
Rex  Parker  announced Tuesday.
Corsages will be banned ot tho
ball, according to the SMUS executive ln a press release yesterday. Instead ribbons decorated
with the Science emblem will be
sold for a nominal sum and the
proceeds of the sale donated to tho
Red Cross Fund. Thc wearing of
these  ribbons ls  compulsory,
"Redshirts should not feel that
they must wear a tux," Rex Parker stated, "as a matter of fact wc
expect every Scienceman to be
there. If he hasn't got a tuxedo he
can always wear his evening suit."
Once again the engineers will
take over the Ubyssey for an Issue.
Arvid Backman, who edited the
issue last year, will edit ft again
this year. "What I want this year
are readable features, stories,
acceptable jokes—-subtle ones, good
columns, poems and other original
pieces. Anyone with a contribution
can hand it to me or to Rex
All the candidates for Junloi
Prom Queen will have a chance to
express their personalities to th-e
public as they model eighteen
complete outfits of college and date
clothes, and act as their own
fashion commentators before the
Terry Parsons. Co-op manager
who has promised to act as Master
cf Ceremonies, will Introduce the
candidates as they come on tho
stage: Jean Clugston, Shirley
Wlsmer, Bunny Finch, Louis-e
Skinner, Beverley Matthew, and
Elizabeth  Hebb.
All nominations must be ln the
Publications Office today at the
latest, signed by fifteen nominators.
Ole    Olson    and    his    Orchestra,
who will play many of their
favorite swing arrangements for
the Pep Meet program, 'will provide soft music with a medley of
old favorites for the parade of
All the costumes, complete with
accessories, are provided entirely
by the Hudson's Bay Co., and the
Fashion Show is under the direction of Miss Marie Mureau of
their  advertising   department.
First of all will come a series
of sports ensembles — badminton
shorts, fancy skating skirts that
swirl, ski togs, and even sun-suits.
These will be followed by classic
campus clothes, featuring especially the new jaunty red station-
wagon coats, suave suede-trimmed
jerkins, ond the ever-popular clan
plaids in new racy styles. Finally,
the girls will show the latest word
In date dollies, both Informal and
Liersch Appointed Head
Of Forestry Department
Super Bovine9s Offspring
Aggies To The Last Moo
^    Inter-colleglate sports may be banned, but that doesn't
stop Rosalind !    She goes on just the same.
Rosalind    has    big,    soft    brown
• John E. Liersch, winner of the
Anderson and Pack fellowships
in forestry at the University of
Washington, has been appointed
head of thc department of .forestry
here. A U. B. C. graduate,
Professor Liersch has had extensive pactical experience with the
U. S. and B. C. forest services, and
with  several  paper  companies.
Appointed Associate Professor of
Classics, Louis A. MacKay graduated frem the University of
Toronto, and in 1925 won the
Rhodes Scholarship for Ontario.
Professor MacKay has been engaged in research for the last two
years, chiefly in th-e field of Greek
and Roman History. Several of
his articles have beon published
In the Classical Review and Classical   Philology.
These appointments will take
effect  next   term.
The resignation of Miss Elizabeth Abernethy, secretary to
Pres Id' nt L. S. Kllnk. has been
accepted by the Board of Governors. Miss Abernethy will retire al
the  close   of  this   session.
A U. B. C. graduate, she was
assistant registrar until /'our years
ago, when she took IVer present
Radio To Arrive
In Brock Mall
Next Week
•   The radio Is coming !
"Either next Wednesday or
Saturday a large combination
radio-phonograph will be delivered to Brock Hall," declared Arts
president Sandy Nash yesterday
This machine Is the contribution
of the Artsmen's Undergraduate
Society to the A. M. S. and will
be finally paid for by the proceeds  of  future  mixers.
Nash stated that if it arrives by
Wednesday the official presentation will be h-eld at noon; If not
it will be formally presented to
tho Alma Mater Society at Saturday   night's   mixer.
The radio-phonograph is to be
placed in the main loung-e and
must be operated among the
students by co-opi-rat ion. Students
will be invited lo bring their own
records, .lther swing or symphony.
eyes, and her accomplishments are
simply astounding. Rosie, in fact.
is the pride and joy of the Aggies.
a   brown   and  white   Ayrshire  cow.
But Rosalind is nt.l just an ordinary cow. Oh, no! In fact sho is
alnuisl a rune be t to ir.-'.ke Who's
Who   this  year.
It was reported in tlie December
1040, Canadian Ayrshire Review
that "Raintcn RosaTnd, owned by
the University of British Columbia,
has now increased her life-time
record of production by 13,686 lb.
milk and 572 lb. butter fat in 365
But wait. There's more. In fact,
Rosalind ls quite a versatile bovine
and certainly worthy of mention
are her accomplishments in thi
family   line.
In the University herd of 44 pure-
bed Ayrshire females she has 4
daughters, 8 granddaughters, 7
great granddaughters and one
great   great   granddaughter.
This champion Aggie co-od also
has two sons, Ubyssey Rosalind's
Governor and Ubyssey Rosalind's
Rosalind will be seventeen years
old In February. She Is oxpoctine;
another   blessed   event  this   spring.
LOST — Army great coat, exchanged, by mistake, Name tag
"John Beaty".
Raffle Prize
Irks Sigma Phis,
They1 re Stumped
9   What can a houseful of fraternity  men  do  with  a  lady's fur
"If it were a case of coke, or a
fifty dollar war bond, or even a
permanent wave, perhaps wo
cculcl find some use for it," the
Sigma   Phi   Delts  wall   plaintively,
"but   a   fur   neck-piece !   We're
Many suggestions have been
offered, " such as re-raffling it
around the campus, renting it out
to various female friends, or dusting their fraternity house with it,
but as yet. no decisions have been
reached. They are rumored to bo
looking for a name for their pel
Professor Irving, of the Philosophy department, has been presented with a case of cokes; and
there is much speculation umong
students at the Union College as
to whether lie will be able to demolish lt alone or whether he will
need   their   help. Page Two — — THE    UBYSSE Y	
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Brock Hall Administration BM"' JESSES-."—
1 Campus Subscriptions—fl.50
There seems to be some  confusion on         Governors.     Whether  it  will  remain open u     *p ons"~ .'
the campus as to how and by whom Brock         or not at night, depends, of course, on the jack°MARC__^_.N
Hall is administered.                                                        use students make of it.    The suggestion of New, Manage*  Janet Walker
At   present,   the   administration  of  the          the Historical Society that the building re- 9uaaimy   ^"'"L^terr* Berton
building is in the control of a special com-         main open on only one or two evenings a [yiday ..ZZZ.ZZZ.ZZZZ.~6nm Wlnram
mittee consisting of three members of the         week,  and then till 11:00  o'clock,  so that Sp<^s E^tor ...........;-rVchle Paton
Faculty Council, three students, and Presl-          various societies and W^J^™^ _HS Sffi^KS
dent Kllnck ex-officio.    This committee is         ■"•* "s* " ^*   *u e    *' CVP  *"£«a .___Arvld B«*™»
,.,.,,.       ,              sidered in the near future. Pub Secretan-
endeavouring to look after the building for                 At first it was decided to charge clubs Helga  Jarvi.
the good of all concerned, and will consider          a sman rental for the use  of the building Associate Editors
suggestions  or  recommendations  from  the         whlch wouid go into a fund for new furn- Dorl* n_^"._l9'lnZ%l^> MorrU
Students' Council, members of the faculty,         ishings   and   depredation   of   the   present Jack MciKTjack rliry. Mar-
or students.                                                                          equipment of the building.    But the policy garet Reid, Marian McDonald, Lucy
Since January 1, it has kept the build-         now ls that no rental will be charged.    Or- Berton.
ing open from 8:30 ln the morning to 10:00          ganizatlons using the building at night will Reporters
at night, and on Saturdays to 5:00 in the         have to pay the ordinary expenses, such as Ken          Ada^i'Waldie. Snaddon'
afternoon.   The extension of time was made         for moving furniture and waxing the floor, Sports Reporters
possible by financial aid from the Board of         but nothing else. Chuck Claridge, Jack Mathieson,
Helen   Matheson,   Jean   Eckhardt.
Friday, January 31st, 1941
The  Campus  Explorer
0    On the first floor of the
library there is a massive card catalogue taking
up more than half the floor
space. It is labelled "Library of Congress Catalogue." How many U.B.C.
students who have passed it
daily know what it is and
what it is for?
It consists of 1,700,000 cards
which furnish a complete key to
the 5,000,000 books in tha Library
of Congress. Approximately 45,000
cards  are  added   each   year.
To borrow a book from the
library, whose headquarters are in
Washington, D.C., it is necessary
to see either Miss Smith or Miss
Kelly   at   the   U.B.C.   library   and
Washington library except as a
last resort. They are borrowed
from the nearest library in the
vicinity. The libraries of the
Universities of Washington, Oregon, and California are among
those which lend books  to U.B.C.
Two other Canadian universities
have Library of Congress Catalogues. They are McOill University and the University of Toronto.
U.B.C.'s catalogue ls worth $60,000
and  was  Installed  In  1935.
The main library in Washington
receives all important printed matter that is published—books, magazines, newspapers. Recently an
annex was built to hold 10,000,000
books. The main building holds
5,000,000  books.
This ls one of the three largest
libraries in the world. The other
two ai. the Bibllotheque Na-
tionale in Paris, and the library
in the British Museum, London.
The catalogues of both these huge
collections are being printed, and
the U.B.C. library has them as
far as they have appeared to date.
The question of examinations is an old
one and has always been the subject of controversy.
Today at the University of British Columbia, the question arises as to whether
examinations are becoming an end in themselves instead of the means to an end.
In the older universities in England,
examinations were only introduced as necessary evils after the system had become so
lax that there was no means of checking up
on the work that the students had done.
As universities sprang up in London and in
some of the new manufacturing cities, examinations were at once made part of the
year's work, but they were not brought into
Oxford and Cambridge until they were
found necessary.
Since that time, examinations seem to
have become more and more important,
especially on this continent. They have
reached a point in many universities where
they dominate the whole college year. There
has been a reaction in a few colleges, however-, and nearer home, in the schools of this
province. Instead of all-important examinations, tests are set at fairly regular intervals during the year to keep the students
up to the mark. This method is supposed to
do away with cramming and the other evils
of final examinations.    It remains to be seen
how successful this system will be.
At this University, examinations are
coming to the point where they dominate
the year's work for many students. The
problem seems to be not so much getting
an education as getting a' pass in April.
When courses are studied from this viewpoint, the student cannot do his best work,
but more important, he cannot develop the
qualities of an inquiring nature and of a free
play of mind.
If a student wants to pass his examinations, he must spend all his time on certain
definite books. As he has not time to examine any of his own ideas or suggestions that
come to him, he falls naturally into a rut of
thought that is very difficult to get out of
in the final year of university or in postgraduate work. He can enjoy very few of
his courses, when he has the thought of
examinations continually in his mind, often
brought into further relief by remarks of
the professors. Without enjoyment, it is
very hard to bring enough interest into a
course  to bring good results.
If the present trend continues, the University will be getting away entirely from
the sound fundamentals of education. A
university is not a fact market: it is an institution where men and women learn how-
to use their minds and the ability that nature
have given them.
New Needles in Old Grooves Byj.c
As one of the swine addressed weekly
by Lister Sinclair, may I offer a few grunts
in reply to his piece on the snobs produced
when the Russian Ballet comes around to
these parts. I appreciate Mr. Sinclair's feelings. I too squirm when confronted with
those who "blatantly imitate, fawning admire, or vulgarly seek association" (thank
you, Mr. Webster) with the Arts. But
specifically, Mr. Sincalir's article is directed
"against those people who think it fashionable to rave about any form of art in an
extravagant manner." And this is not
necessarily snobbishness; moreover there is
a very real danger in decrying it too forth-
British Columbia is still a pretty raw
place culturally. We are still too near the
frontier to be in a position to exercise our
critical faculties with ease and sophistication. Our campus suffers, like the rest of
Western Canada, from cultural starvation
for most of the year. So, when we do get a
taste of rich food, some of us behave extravagantly.
But better this reaction than none at
all. Because mixed with the vapid enthusiasms of these "synthetic aesthetes" (as Mr.
Sinclair well calls them) is the genuine, non-
vocal interest of many students for the ballet. Mr. Sinclair's blanket criticism is harmful because it tends to give comfort to the
Babbitts among us who still think that any
one who goes to a symphony or ballet is a
Music Room
Coming back to the campus, I am impressed by the fact that the average student
is more musically literate than he was six
years ago. The reasons for this are probably many and various. Certainly the Carnegie Foundation record collection, housed
in the library, is one.
But the committee handling the collection are better guardians of the records
than they are missionaries for the cause of
music. They seem to be more concerned
that the records do not wear out than that
the music be widely heard. Admittedly, the
SPC and individuals do sponsor concerts;
but these are limited by time and a certain
L.C.M. of taste. Could not the machine,
records, catalogue* and scores (some of the
students do not even know that scores for
almost all the records are on the second
floor of the stacks at the south end) be put
in a room of Brock Hall? And being put
there, why could they not be available for
students whenever the building is open?
Of course, the records will wear out,
and a number will get broken. But caution
money is always available, and perhaps a
graduating class would ear-mark its gift to
the viniversity for new records. Though it
is very little used, we dedicate a room to
smoking.    Why not a room for music?
U.B.C. Profs
Journey To
• To aid In a better international
understanding   three   U.   B.   C.
professors, H. F. Angus and J. A.
Crumb of the economics department, and F. H. Soward of the
Department of History will journey to Seattle as guests of the
history department of the University of Washington to give talks on
Canadian  affair.-*.
The meeting, which will take
placo from February 10-13 inclusive, is under tho chairmanship of
Professor W. Stull Holt, head of
tho Washington University's history department. Professor Angus,
who served on the recently wreckd
Rowoll-Slrouls commission, will
speak on Dominion-Provincial relations. Professor Crumb will talk
on Canada's economic set-up, and
Professor Soward will speak on
"Canada's place in World Affairs."
Miss Edith Dobie, associate history professor nt Washington, who
arranged for the U.B.C. delegation,
stated that it was hoped that other
American universities) would follow suit. "The American ignor- j
ancu of Canada is surprising. Even
graduate students of United .States'
colleges do not realize that Canada is an independent nation, but
persist in the belief that she is
still under the British rule," said
Miss  Doble.
Apgies Adopt
Rustic Setting
At Barn Dance
• If  you  have  a  single  drop of
yokel  blood   in  your  veins,   if
you have amongst tho limbs of
your family tree a single Hiram
who used to sit in the shade by
the Old Mill Stream and chow
alfalfa of an August afternoon, if,
in short you have any frustrated
desire to ho a farmer and smell
the sweet scent of mown hay, then
you will rls-j up and cheer when
you hear thnt the Aggie Barn
Dance   i.s   coming.
The date is still over thucc
weeks away .on Februrnry 21. but
already the Aggie Executive is
racking its collective brain for
ideas to make the night when you
don your overalls and straw hats
one of the big events of the  y.ar.
The place is Kerrisdale Municipal Hall, the cost, $1.25 per couple,
and music will probably be by By
Straight's   orchestra.
•    .    .    •
Sign in a hospital in the West:
"During this intense cold weather
and owing to the scarcity of coal,
no unnecessary operations will be
fill out a special form. Undergraduates must get the sanction
of their professor before borrowing a book, but the Index is to
be used more for reference purposes than as a guide for borrowing.
Unfortunately, recent customs
regulations have imposed such
heavy costs on these books that
it has now b-ecome expensive to
make such * loans, Tho cost of
customs clearance is 50c each way,
and unless the book is a rare one
it costs the student almost ar.
much  as   it does to   buy  the  book,
Tlie   books   don't   come   from   the
2y  (Mirkd
Wt a fmail watch,
bat at the lame time.. *
Wt available Tbnekeepef
DeLuxe BOWLING Centre
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Graphic   Engineering   Paper,   Biology   Paper,
Loose   Leaf   Refills,   Fountain   Pens   and   Ink
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Cary   Grant
Katherlne Hepburn
James Stewart
"Philadelphia Story"
Fredrick March
Betty Field
Jackie Cooper
"Life With Henry"
Lane Sisters
Case of the
"The Black Parrot"
Gary Cooper in
Rosalind Russel — James
Stewart in
DOMINION Friday, January 31st, 1941-
Few Clubs Use Brock Hall In The Evenings
Clubs Lose AMS Rights
Pending Activity Reports
Co-eds Sport
Airforce Blue
• Toronto, Ont. (C.U.P.)—The appearance of co-eds ln natty
gray-and-blue uniforms has produced various reactions from the
student body. The uniforms have
been Issued to the Women's Service,Training Department.
Men claimed that they were a
waste of money and were too
mannlahly styled. The crowning
comment was made by a sophomore, who sheepishly told of the
night when he found hlmaelf Inadvertently kissing an Air Force
•   Pending   the   submission   of   a
report of their activities, the
following clubs have been suspended, Bob Bonner, L. S. E.
president, announced Wednesday:
The Historical Society; the Letters
Club; the Chemistry Society; and
th. Japanese Students Club.
"Until they give evidence of
their activity by submitting us a
report, they have ceased to exist
a*f far as the L. S. E. is concerned,"
Bonner declared after a meeting of
the executive Wednesday night.
Th. clubs have been notified of
their negligence and will be reinstated as soon as they give a
report of their activities, but until
then their funds, rights, membership, etc. are stricken off the
books ln the A. M. S. office.
•   Shopping    •  *  With Mary Ann
• This Is another astounding piece of luck for all of you who are going
to the Junior Prom ... Ritchie's Ltd., 840 Oranvllle St., are offering
special prices for University students for the Junior Prom . . . just phone
MArlne 2824, and get a pleasant surprise when you find the price . . .
this week they won't cost any more than an ordinary corsage . . . but,
of course, none of Ritchie's corsages are ordinary . . . they really make
a girl feel special . . . you've no idea what a difference those little- things
make to a girl . . . one poor Phi Delt, who plays badminton, celebrated
his coming of age in bed with the measles . . . ah, bitter irony! . . . phone
early for yours, so that you can make sure of lt . .'. and then there
are all the fraternity and sorority formals coming up during the next few
weeks, and for them, boys, it's a thrilling gesture to get her corsage in
the sorority flower . . . you can easily find out what that is . . .
• This Is the last week for the marvelous values at the New York Fur
Company   Clearance  Sale   ...   so   dash   right   down   and   see   all   the
luxurious furs . . . quality is high in spite of the reduced prices . . . did
you hear about the embarrassing situation of a Players' Club English
lad who went to a show, with nothing on under his coat but a scarf, to
cover his nakedness . . . and it was so hot in the theatre he opened his
coat, and when the lights came on, was his face red! Imagine his brawny
bosom being bared to the public . . . the New York Fur Company fur
neckpiece for tlie raffle was won by the Sigma Phi's . . . we wonder
what engineers do with a fur . . . we've heard tales, but the furs are
so beautiful from the New York Fur Company, no one could resist them
. . . not even a scienceman's . . . well . . . anyway . . . and at these
grand prices . . .
9 Spring will soon be here, wo guess ... to judge from the hive of
activity behind the Brock Hall and the Library any evening, especially if there's a mixer, or a sing-song . . . there's a D. G. pledge and a
Senior Editor, a Phi Kap and an A. O. pi, not to mention a couple of
minor editors . . . and a freshette and a scienceman . . . we haven't been
able to find out if thoy were all there at the same time or not ... it
must be fun . . . spring shipments are arriving every day at Plant's, 5G1
Granville Street . . . but you can still get the smartest jackets, skirts,
and other campus clothes, all at reduced prices . . . date dresses of all
types . . . and they're all so flattering, too . . .
9 If you want some smart shoes . . . and everyone knows that Rae-Son's
608 Granville, shoes are alway's smart . . . now is your opporunlty
to stock up . . . Rae's Clever Department, basement floor . . . have shoes
at $3.95 and $4.95 . . . just Imagine it . . . it's not every day you can buy
Rae-Son's high quality shoes at a price low enough to pay for your co-ed
balls and such-like . . . those Phi Delts again . . . and the president,
at that ... he got into a fight in the Caf, knocked over his opponent,
and pushed him into an innocent bystander who was sitting at the
table . . . knocked off his tray of soup and other gooey caf concotlons,
and sat It all on the floor . . . with this Indications of the "not welcome"
act . . . the unknown, he got up and left . . . by the way, the sale is still
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• Revelations of
The Writers
e)    Only four out of the forty-two campus clubs who agitated all last fall to keep Brock Hall open at nights for
their use have held meetings in the evenings since this privilege was granted them, a recent survey indicates.
mmmmmm^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m These   clubs    and   organisations
...The Inter-fraternlty council, who
held their sing-song January 17;
the Mamooks, who held their piano
duet January 22; the Biological
Discussions Club, who held a meeting on January 27; and the Varsity
Band, who held a meeting January 29.
Up till yesterday noon only two
organizations have applied for
rooms at nights. These are the
Mathematics Club for tonight, and
the Social Problems Club, who
will hold a conference with the
rural leadership groups on February  14.
Club Night
The Club Night Idea advocated
last week by Pat Bibbs, secretary
of the Historical Society, ls supported by Don Buckland, president
of the Biological Discussions Club,
and Dorothy Hird, member of the
Munro Pre-Med Club.
Under this plan, Brqck Hall will
be kept open only one or two
nights a week until 11 O'clock. If
all the clubs held meetings on
these nights at Brock Hall, enough
students would be present to enable Frank Underhiil to serve
refreshments at 15c per person.
# Sure, she's a girl. You
don't think a boy could
pick up so much dirt and
still be innocent, do you?
In fact, she's the fourth of a
long line of Mary Anns, all female. The present Mary Ann has
been turning out the column for
the past  five  months.
She doesn't look like Margie, has
the most expressive eyes, and
manages to got a double meaning
into everything ahe says. She
claims it saves a lot of time and
that ahe pleases twice as many
people. Her name Is CENSORED.
In fact, ah. herself is often CENSORED.
Mary Ann prints only about
half of what she knows, which
ls considerable, ao be careful men.
It works this way. If It's hot, cool
it down and add a dash of confusion, then twice as many delinquents stew in their own juicy
broth. It might be them. If the
news is mild, put in the name of
an organization. That makes moro
people happy because all the
members think they're famous
Calmness Is her forte. Orta
young man marvelled at her savolr
faire when, being discovered in
on embarrassing situation, she
answered his gaz-e with "Want a
date?" He recommends the procedure to other unfortunates who
are discovered in such predicaments.
It's surprising,, as she said ln a
recent column, how many people
have been accused of writing
Mary Ann. But as yet the secret
is- safe in the keeping of less than
1?5  students.
Many people ask how she ever
digs up all her naughty news.
Well, it is quite an effort but she
manages to carry on (and how
sh-.? carries on!) With her feet
firmly on the ground and her
back to the wall, she keeps an
ear to the ground, her nose to
tho grindstone, and an eye to the
future and manages to turn out
her column—and ends up looking
like .som-'thitig 'hat's left on tho
gym floor after an army P.T. class.
Now that we've made evciythini*
.so clear about Mary Ann. we'll
stop. One wjek from today we
shall present Chapter Two. entitled '-Tho Strange Case of
Jabez," or "They Brought It Back
Alive,"   we   think.
■Page Three
Boogie Beater
Gets Bounce:
Third Time
• "There must be one landlady
who   likes   boogie-woogie."
With these undaunted words, a
brash, strongly extrovert, Haney-
born young Artsman, unnamed
from sympathy, ruefully packed
his bags this week for the third
Reason for the hurried departure
was an overmastering persistent
desire to play boogie-woogie on
boarding   house   parlor   pianos.
But his landlady had a barren,
boogie-less soul.
"I'm afraid you'll have to stop
that," she told him firmly. "We
can't stand it anymore." Her face
was an angry red.
"This is the third boarding house
I've    had    to    leave    this   year"    lie
informed   Ubyssey scouts.   But he's
still   trying.
*     *    •     *
Do you know that tho Junior
Prom is coming? And that the
Science  Ball   will soon  be   here?
*    •    *    *
Have an interest in your University. Buy a record of your year.
Get a Totem.
•   Sir  Ozymandlas  Plink  and  his
men, who constructed the first
U. B. C. buildings around tlie
Quad, didn't realize that the fiend
Chang Suey had anchored his
Chinese junk in a nearby lily
pond. Thero behind that glorified
mud puddle tho evil oriental was
buikllng  a   big  stone  cast.'.'.
^ Every day the formidable structure grew
higher and higher. Inside
Chang Suey and his henchmen camouflaged it with encyclopaedias and card catalogues to make it look like a
respectable library, but the
walls were a network of
secret passages, and in the
sewers beneath the building
the fiend had his headquarters.
To lure Indians to the castle, the
evil orientals plastered the Quad
with advertisements. "Coma to the
Library," shrieked the signs. "Chat
with refined companions amid
pleasant surroundings. Gaze at unforgettable beauty. A free Superman comic to every customer."
The curious natives who ambled
over in twos and threes were
caught in the gaping jaws' of n
revolving door. There they whirled madly until they collapsed, and
then orientals slunk from the
shadowy hall, seized the bodies and
packed them in rows on the
shelves. When they were absolutely dry the Chinese set them In
Carrells, where these living dead
sit and study, motionless, year in
and year out. Today we call them
honour   students.
H. Jessie How,
4451 West 10th Avenue
Essays and  Theses Typed
Hooray !
A--J    '■
- :\\ / v; /
-gatnemnon. sitting in his wooden hots',
Smoked Picobac to make the Tro}ans come across.
• Who would not—and does not—-"go" for the rich,
ripe aroma of Picobac? And ita nutty flavour is
equally enticing. It is the pick of Canada's Burley crop
--—always a mild, cool, sweet smoke. Students may feel
that the charms of the Iliad are profcuiorially overrated} but not the charms of Plcobac I
V4-LB. "LOK-TOP" TIN   •   69*
^^^^ else peeked In  Pocket Tint
• "It DOES taste sood in • pipe I"
1'~ 2ItA^IevillJJ      "'--:-:"'
Ancient  History
.  .  . A Chang Suey Serial
Scarlet Castle
The other Indians, unaware of the
fate their brothers had met at the
hands of the loathsome Chang,
were happy with the kind-hearted
Sir Ozymandlas. An athletic
people, they particularly liked
skipping, and so Sir Ozzie had
built them a beautiful Arty Building where they could skip lectures
whenever   they   pleased.
But the unruly Redshirt tribe
hat-ed the Arty Building, and lost
no oportunity of smashing its
contents and its inhabitants. In
desperation the other natives
threw up the Applied Science
Building, stuffed it with Caviar,
and gave it to the Redshirts as a
peace   offering.
The Redmen were happy ln
their little home, and seldom 1-eft
it except when they had to go to
the Georgia. In the drafting room
they held their savag-a rituals, and
the halls resounded to the awful
yells,  "We are the engineers!"
President Plink
Sir Ozzl-a Plink, now old and
weary from the work of founding
this University, one day called the
braves around him. "Friends," said
ho, "my time is done. You must
carry on without me, for I can no
longer  work."
But the natives loved this good
man, so they elected him President
and built a beautiful little tepee
for him opposite the Caf; the
Administration Building. There ho
sits, even yet, smoking the pipe of
peace, and smiling benevolently at
the native B. C. boys and girls
who  come  to be  educated.
The End.
Tuesday, February 4, at 12:30 the
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers will meet in Mechanical
111. Rex Parker will speak on
"High   Pressure  Piping."
Break Out
• Because of an outbreak of Rubella (German Measles) amongst
University students, Health Ser-
vlco officials have Issued the following statement:
Early symptoms of Rubella are
a slight fever, sore throat, stiffness
of the neck, and 'enlargement of
tho glands at the back of the head
and neck. These symptoms may
occur before the onset of the rash.
Any student developing a rash of
any kind or any student In contact with a known case is advised
to report immediately to the Health
Office. In case of a rash devlop-
ing. a physician should be called
at   once.
Radio Society
Plan Cavalcade
e Outstanding figures In thc history of tho University will live
again on the campus, when the
radio drama "Cavalcade of U. B.
C." is presented early in February
by the Radio Society.
Tho drama will depict the history of the University from its inception in 1913: the crowded shacks
in Fairview, the struggle to change
the location to Point Grey, and the
ultimate beginnings of the great
campus today.
SPC Launch
1941 Program
• A full program for the Spring
term has been planned by the
Social Problems Club.
On Tuesday, January 28, Mrs.
Dorise Neilsen spoke at their
meeting. There will be a joint
fireside with the Cosmopolitan
Club on February 2, at which they
expect some Vancouver Negroes
to be present. Following last
year's style, they will arrange discussion groups with the Rural
Leadership        School. Different
people will speak to them on
books—discussing the novel, short-
story, etc. Oh Mondays they will
continue to have their "Modern
Trends in Thought" group, and on
Thursdays their Industrial Seminar. Thc Spring Camp will be
lveld   some   time   in   February.
The S.P.C.'s Advisory Board,
new this year, consists bf Dr.
Crumb, John Wigdor, Margaret
Hart, and Mr. Morrison. On Friday, January 31, the Board will
gather with the members of the
club at a joint supper In Brock
Research for the history has kept
the members of the Radio Society
busy thumbing through files for
several months; the final draft of
the script was written by "Pops"
Baird of Radio Station CJOR.
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Flynn Flips In 15
Points To Lead Win
Next Game vs. ANGELUS, SATURDAY, 0 p.m., V.A.C.
* * * *
& The ancient gag about youth over old age was definitely
proven Wednesday night to a crowd of screaming students as a fighting Thunderbird team in the role of youth,
caught up to and passed a tired, out of condition Maple Leaf
team 36—31.
Everybody liked the decision, even though old age didn't
lie down and lose easily.
Leading 21—18 at the half tlmo
marker by reason of experience
and sureness as against the scholars' unsteady play, t'.ie Leafs faded
in the best of autumn fashions,
Tired and winded the former
champs were overrun and out-
scored by the spirited student
Their five point lead was cut to
a slim two point margin at th-e end
of the third period. Then, after
continually crowd displeasing and
referee puzzling stalling by the
Leafs, Varsity tied the score. Jim
Scott sank th-e shot that tied the
game  at  25—25.
Pat Flynn followed up with another two points to put the winners ahead for the first time in
tho entire game. From there on
it was condition and fight over a
tired and wilted bunch of Leafs.
In the remaining five minutes
Varsity grabbed nine points compared to the losers four. Final
score emerging 36—31.
Pat Flynn supplied th-a drive and
the spark for the thrilling storybook ending. He checked Ross, his
rival In top league scoring
honours, to a standstill and nipped
off five points himself. All told
the hard working Flynn got a
total of 15 points during the -entire
game. Jo-Jo Ross didn't get a
single point.
The Maple Leafs will get their
last chance for revenge next Wednesday when they take on the
collegians again at the campus
Neither the referees nor the officials knew what lo—do about the
third quarter quitting act of the
Official ruling seems to be that
the defensive team must be within
three feet of the ball to make the
play O.K. If they aren't then the
offensive team Is stalling. So figure it out yourself. Were they
stalling or weren't they? . . .
The five men that Van Vllet sent
on to start the second half played
the entire game without rest.
Maury's      conditioning      certainly
Pat Flynn who tops the league In
high scoring honours.
• Standings just released, and Including Wednesday night's
game, show tho following five men
to be pacing the Inter-City league
for top scoring honours:
O.P.     Pts.
1. Pat Flynn (V)  13       148
2. Joe Ross (ML)   13       122
3. Jim Scott (V)   12       121
4. Jack Neal <T>   9       112
5. Oeo. McConnell (ML) ...10       110
payed-off when It was most needed .. .
The Mamooklees crowd were
lead by three freshmen that got
more cheers from the students
than the regular glamor gal cheerleaders do. It must be that the
crowd Is unresponsive to the girls,
especially the men, Funny, eh?
Varsity—Matheson 7, Barton 3,
Scott 5, Ryan 2, Pedlow 4, Flynn
15,  Ross,  Sully and Johnson  — 36.
Leafs—Beaton 3, Wllloughby 7,
Ross, Mayers, Pugsley, Wright,
Bardsly  7,  McConnell  14 — 31.
Scullers Scuttle Oregon
State Great Team Bogey
0 The rumour that two crews, 16 men, two coxes, one
manager, one president, a couple of vice-presidents, and
a publicity man will all travel with the Oregon State rowing
team that's coming here the first week in March, hasn't
darkened the hopes of Rowing manager Don Kerr.
Yesterday,  he  brightly announc- ^	
ed that the spirit the Varsity
teams are showing, both Heavy
and Jayvee, will beat any combination from the southern University.
Turnouts have been heavy despite thc fact that they are held
every Sunday morning at nine
o'clock. Final crews haven't yet
been picked and the fellows are
raring In their rivalry to make the
Nod Pratt, ox-Olympic star of
1932 and reported trainer for the
campus scullers has yet to attend
workouts, but President Ken-
states Pratt should report for duty
any  time  now.
This rowing meet with the
University of Oregon State isn't
the first of it's kind. There have
been three previous batles between
the two colleges, of which U. B. C.
has won one and lost two. All thc
meetes hitherto the one this year
have   been   held   at   Oregon.
If  you  can't say  "gottum  totem"
then  get   a   totem.
To mako a Totem costs $4.50. You
can  buy  it for $3.00.
Fate Hangs
In Balance
^ Varsity has still a
chance to make the
play-offs in the Kingcrest
Hockey League, and tonight's game with the loop-
leading Plywoods will decide their fate.
At present, the campus kids are
tied with the Army for fourth position and both games have four
games left. The team that gets the
best average in those four contests,
will make the play-offs.
Recently, the soldiers were
strengthened by thc addition of
several prairie stars, and have been
clicking ever since. Varsity has
also improved greatly In thc last
few weeks as a result of their
early-morning  workouts.
The Gold and Blue defense has
been built around those two dependable performers, Ed Benson
and Jim Harmer. Benson handles
his duties between the posts with
the ability of a professional net-
Harmer. along with Jack Moxon
and Shillabeer carries the brunt of
defensive work. Others in uniform
tonight will Include Orme Dier,
Jack McArthur, Al Bonutto., Harry
Home. Norm Gill, Jimmy Goodman, Austin Frith and Ed Taylor.
FRIDAY  —   Big   Block   Members
Attention: The Totem photo will be
taken   at   one   ./clock   today.     Wear '
Page Four
Friday, January 31st, 1941
Sloppy Soccermen Eke .  Paton's  Percolator
Out Draw with Woodw ds    -—-——-—-—————
e The soccer team, recently rejuvenated and headed seemingly for the top of the league fell
Into a rut Wednesday afternoon
as they just managed to eke out
a 1—1 tie with the weakest team
in the loop, the Woodson I ans.
Figured to beat the lowly Woodward men easily the Varsity
roundballers failed in every department as they were matched
goal for goal, with the last place
The bargain basement men
really got a bargain as they were
handed the tied game by the Gold
and Blue eleven. It was the poor
play of the Varsity forwards that
again failed to click In front of
the goal that resulted In the tie.
The University team if th-ey had
won this game would have cinched
second place tie ln the league
The game Wednesday featured
the unusual sight of the Varsity
team keeping the ball ln the
Woodward's side the entire game
yet failing to score. The campus
goalie only touched the ball a
couple of times. The defense of
Roach and Young was the most
brilliant combination on the field
and allowed the single goal that
was scored against them by on a
penalty shot.
Track Men
Of Meet
^ The rumour of the
week comes from the
track hopefuls of the new
year. "riiey anticipate an
international track meet with
the University of Wahsing-
ton and Puget Sound this
Exact date for the prospective
battle has not as yet bpen decided
upon but the final word may come
from the south any day.
Amongst the many members that
are turning out to compete in the
circular cinders races are Stu
Madden, Mike Young and Lionel
Fournler. Fournler was the single
one man track team for the University last year and his aid
amongst the runners will be much
Eddie Cox, manager of the Track
Club, states that any pole vaulters
should turn out at once. They are
needed very urgently and if they
can jump at all they will make the
Ted Scott is the fellow that Is
figured to make new records and
break old ones this spring. The
Theolog student Is all set to make
a record in the 440. Scott also will
run  the  half  mile.
Other sprinters and distance men
that are working out are Campbell  Williams,   and  Don  Ralston.
Phi Delts Revive
Inter Fraternity
Rugger Games
• The annual Inter - Fraternity
rugby tournament will begin
Sunday, Feb. 9, with all Frats on
the campus represented. Present
holders of the trophy are the Phi
Delts. Games will be played on
every subsequent Sunday after the
9th until a winner has be-en declared. No player on this year's
senior squad nor any Big Block
man in 1 his. sport will be allowed
to play. Watch future Ubysseys
for  the draw.
The Ski Club will hold an Inter-
ycar meet on Grouse Mountain
this week-end, Sunday Feb, 2nd.
Golfers will hold a meeting in
Arts 100 Friday noon to discuss
plans for the spring activities.
• Co-Ed Sports
9 Arts '44 won the final round
of the Intramural Badminton
tournament against Education. The
team consisted of Mary Semple,
Tish Thomson, Valerie Robinson,
Betty Hayden, Eleanor Lindsay and
Mary Lindsay. The only Education
girls to win their game were Rosemary Collins and  Gladys Laycock.
Volley ball for mixed teams has
already started—the Aggie milkmaids and dairymaids downed
Education 40—26. On Monday, first
year plays second, ond third plays
fourth. The nurses and theologs
combine on Tuesday to take the
floor  against   Commerce.
Any line day now, the girls will
be cut practising at archery—-more
of the girls who attended the
classes last fall should get out and
Tho      hockey      team      take      on
Britannia Grads on Saturday at
Memorial Park—they need the win
to  hold   their  place   in  the   league.
The basketball team Is enjoying
a brief rest and a couple of
practices before going into the
playoffs next Frida£. The girls
should cinch the Senior B league
—to date til iii' have only lost one
This is
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^    Are you doing anything special today noon?   No?   Well,
come on over to the gym and sit in on the Chink Contest which holds the spotlight there every Wednesday and
Friday at 12:30.
This contest has far surpassed the expectations of the
organizers in creating interest in every faculty on the campus. And that is how it should be, too. When the Idea was
first fostered, the chief object was to get as many men as
possible into competitive sport, to make up in some measure
for the lack of intra-murals this year. We think we have
Not only have novices and old hands shown enthusiasm
in gathering together teams for the competition, but a number
of Senior A players have responded splendidly tn an invitation to help supervise games. Jim Scott, Sandy Hay and
Art Barton have willingly obliged during the past week by
giving up their noon-hours to referee.
Wednesday there was quite a fair-sized gallery cheering
their favorites to victory. Some wag made the crack we'd
have to start charging admission.
Wednesday's rounds were featured by the fact they only
went two games each. The teams of Bill Joiner, Bill Reid,
Art Johnson, and Bud Hatch were successful over Don McKay, Bill Hert, Herb Smith and Gus Carmlchael, all by fairly
comfortable margins.
The contest officials wish to thank contestants for their
co-operation in making this event run so smoothly. So far,
not one team has defaulted for failing to make an appearance
or being there on time
Friday, January 31st
12:30—Archie Paton vs. Norval Clyne.
Jack MacGillivray vs. Harry Horn.
1:00—Andy Roddan vs. Doug Mitten.
Ross McLachlan vs. Jack Church.
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