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Fifth Annual of the University of British Columbia 1920

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LEONARD   S.   KLINCK,  B.S.A.  (Guelph),  M.S.A.   (AMES.)
The courses in Arts and Science leading to the degrees of B.A. and M.A. embrace English Literature, Classical
Literature, Modern Languages, History, the Principles of Economics and Government, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics,
Biology, Bacteriology and allied subjects.
Dean:   Reginald W. Brock, M.A. (Queen's), F.G.S., F.R.S.C.
Courses leading to the degrees of B.Sc. and M.Sc. are offered in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy,
Mining Engineering. These courses include Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics, Chemistry, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Surveying, Geology and other branches.
The course in Nursing, extending over five years and leading to a degree in Nursing, is now open, in connection with
the Faculty of Applied Science, to those who have Matriculation standing. The course consists of two years of academic
work and three years of practical nursing.
Dean:   F. M. CLEMENT, B.S.A.  (Guelph).
The course in Agriculture leading to the degree of B.S.A. includes the departments of Agronomy, Animal Husbandry,  Horticulture,  Dairying,  Poultry Husbandry and other subjects connected therewith.
SHORT COURSES are offered in a number of departments in Applied Science and Agriculture.
EXTENSION LECTURES on various subjects are given in different parts of the Province on request.    A list of subjects and
lecturers can be obtained on application to the Secretary of the Extension Committee.
Cbe Regular Session of 1920-21 begins on September 2$tb.     Tor Calendar ana otber information, apply to tbe Registrar.
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Page Three During Holidays
Wouldn't it be wise to take a  Course in some  Commercial or
Shorthand subjects at the
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Page Eight ^tftlj (Annual
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What an assemblage of great minds is here!
(Don't they look queer?)
On which as yet Time has not set his traces.
(What awful faces!)
The future leaders of the world's affairs!
(How that one glares!)
The fearless champions of the truth and right!
(Ain't they a sight?)
On these fair brows divinest Reason sits,
(They give me fits.)
Wisdom of ages lights these piercing eyes,
(The solemn guys!)
Their looks are pale from thinking over-much;
(They beat the Dutch!)
Such mighty minds our Alma Mater nurses.
(What rotten verses!)
Page Nine Page
Introductory   Page       9
Contents        10
Dedication     11
Publications Board     12
Editorial Page        13
New Professors        14
New Professors       15
Students'  Council         16
Women's Undergraduate Executive.    17
Men's  Undergraduate  Executive....    18
Valedictory         19
Arts '20 Class History     20
Arts   '20   Class   History   Permanent
Executive        21
Arts "20 Class Pictures  22, 32
The Des Moines Convention     32
Alumni Society        33
Post-Graduate Students     34, 35
"Oxford—Early   Impressions"     36
Obituary     37
Arts '21 Class Picture     38
Arts '21   39, 40
Arts '22 Class Picture :     41
Arts '22     42, 43
Arts '23 Women's Picture     44
Arts '23 Men's Picture     45
Arts '23     46, 47
"Indian  River"   (Poem)     48
Science Introductory Page     49
Science Undergraduate Executive...    50
Science '20 Class History     51
Science '20 Pictures     52, 53
Science '21 Picture     54
Science '21     55
Science '22 Picture     56
Science '22     57
Science '23 Picture     58
Science  '23  59
"Errant Tarn"    60
Agriculture  Introductory Page  61
Agriculture  Undergrad.   Executive.. 62
Agriculture  Picture      63
Agriculture  '21     6"4
Agriculture '22     65
Agriculture  '23     66
Snapshots     67
Society      68, 69
"Welding the Chain of Empire"  70
Athletic Executive     71
Senior Rugby Team  72
Rugby      73
Intermediate  Rugby Team  74
Soccer Team    75
Men's  Basketball Team  76
jMen's Basketball     77
Men's Ice  Hockey Team  78
The Tennis Club     78
Men's Ice Hockey   79
The Boxing Club        79
Soccer     79
The Track Club    79
Women's Athletic  Executive  80
The Gym. Club     80
Women's Ice Hockey     80
Women's Grass Hockey Team     81
Women's Basketball Team     81
Woman's  Grass Hockey .'■     82
Women's Basketball        82
The Tennis Club       82
The Swimming Club        82
Snapshots        83
Literary  Department        84
Women's Literary Society       85
Men's Literary Society   86, 87
International Debate        88
Players' Club       89
The Play   90, 91
Musical  Society        92
Returned Soldier Students' Club....    93
Y. M. C. A     94
Y. W. C. A     95
Chemistry Society   .„     96
Agriculture Discussion  Club     99
Economics Discussion Clubs   102
Sigma Delta  Kappa      103
University Service  Club      105
Historical Society      107
The Letters' Club      107
"Ubyssey"   109
"In the Dawning"  (Poem)   Ill
The S. C. R. Canteen    ill
Jokes  113
The Victoria Trip     121
Advice   to   the   Young   and   Tender
When Entering the University, 125, 127
♦ msasBSBm
Pebtcaiefr to ®ur P«stb«ttt,
ORE and more the University of British Columbia is coming to
envisage its task, to formulate its policies, and to gauge more
accurately its undeveloped powers.
The contributions made by the student body to the growth of the
University have been neither few nor unimportant. Each succeeding
year has witnessed a marked increase in attendance, a growing consciousness of power, and the development of a more diversified life in recreation, intellect and spirit.
In substituting co-operative action for selfish individualism, in determining to express a noble college spirit through student organizations,
and in loyally supporting every worthy movement in University life, the
student body is enlarging its sense of corporate existence—its feeling of
being members one of another.
Thus our Alma Mater is coming to have a soul. Such a spiritual
evolution is being made possible by the gift of each generation of students
to the idea ever in the mind of the first President of the University, who,
impelled by the task and inspired by the opportunity, labored for nothing
else, hoped for nothing more than the fulfillment of a great dream: "A
Provincial University without provincialism."
President L. S. Klinck.
Page Eleven Page Twelve THE "Annual" is compiled each year particularly as a record for the
graduating class; it goes from the students to them. As this record
marks the end of their career here, we cannot help but feel a sense
of loss in seeing the place become empty, which was filled by that class in
the University. Arts '20 has indeed merited our respect. Their interest
has been seen in every branch of student activity, and their work and their
initiative this year have been observed by all. To be sure, they make
many a proud boast, and like to be considered as different; but the class
spirit which prompts this attitude is what we must admire. The work of
the class has not been done by a few members alone: each has done a
certain share; and when we think of Arts '20, we do not think of this
group or that group—we think of them as a whole. Surely there is much
to be proud of in this, and an accomplishment in true 'Varsity spirit that
we can applaud.
A SOURCE of pride and pleasure to a university student is to watch
the growth of his Alma Mater, and surely not many students experience this pleasure as we do at U.B.C. At the commencement
of the session, 1919-'20, our numbers increased to almost nine hundred
students, and when notices were placed in the corridors bidding the
crowds "keep to the Right," even dignified Seniors were heard babbling
about it to their friends.
Besides adding to our numbers, we have added to our faculties, and
this year has seen the commencement of a department of nursing which
has filled a need in the province.    The students in this branch take the
theoretical part of their work as a two-year course at the University, and
a practical course of three years at the Vancouver General Hospital under
the instruction of Miss Johns.
Students activities have likewise developed. In athletics, although
handicapped, we have been able to field more teams than before, and
these have received the enthusiastic support of the students. At Victoria
we had the pleasure of seeing our teams win every game they played.
The work of the gymnasium clubs has increased, and a Track Club has
been formed during the last term. Women's athletics have received more
support, and an ice hockey team has been formed.
Debating with the universities to the south, which we have not been
able to carry on since the United States entered the war, has been resumed; and this year, besides our customary debate with Washington,
we were able also to arrange a triangle debate with Oregon and Idaho.
Relations with other Canadian universities have been founded in the inter-
provincial debate with Alberta.
IT would be a careless act on the part of the editorial staff of the Annual
to neglect to thank those who have rendered such valuable assistance
in its publication.    The casual onlooker has no idea of the amount
of work entailed in the publication of a book of this size.    Only those
who have been directly responsible realize how much is due to the efforts
of those who have been indirectly responsible.
Page Thirteen Page Fourteen Praf. <&. (Srn^an
Mr. Grojean comes to us after wide experience. He took his degree
of Baccalaureat es lettres and es sciences at Lille in 1892-'93. At Toulouse,
in 1898, he became Licencie en droit, and in 1900 reached the advanced
standard of Licencie es lettres at that university. He then became a lecturer and student in Germany, at Thorn-Konigsberg and at Berlin. Leaving Germany, he continued his studies in Italy, and, on returning to
France, became a teacher of classics in French lycees. In 1913 Mr.
Grojean came to the United States and was appointed Instructor in
Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. Before accepting
an appointment here, Mr. Grojean has been for four years on the staff
of the Leland Stanford University.
I. C fHarlnnato, 3LA.. M.&., PJ.
Professor MacDonald graduated from Toronto in 1908, took his
M.A. degree in 1910 at Wisconsin, and in 1912 took his Ph.D. degree at
Harvard. During the session 1909-10 he received the Mary Adams
Fellowship in English at Wisconsin. From 1913 to 1916 he was lecturing
in English at Toronto and at the University of New Brunswick respectively, being professor of English at the latter university for three years.
He served in France with the 78th (Winnipeg) Battalion until wounded
in the Battle of Amiens in August, 1919. After convalescing he was an
instructor in the Canadian Khaki College at Seaford, and also at Ripon,
returning to Canada in September of last year.
Albert £&tuar& femttnga. H.A., Hl.A,, #t|.l.
Dr. Hennings took his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, in 1904. From 1904 until 1913 he instructed
in Science, Mathematics and Physics in different high schools and colleges
in the United States. In 1914 he instructed in Physics at Chicago University, and at the same time took his Ph.D. degree. From 1914 to 1917
he was Assistant Professor of Physics in the University of Saskatchewan,
later returning to Chicago, where he carried on the same work. He has
done much research work, chiefly concerned with "Contact Potentials"
and "The Photoelective Effect."
Ifimrg 3. Attgua, S.A., 1.0UC.
Mr. Angus has shown his interest in student affairs, since coming
to U.B.C, by assisting the Junior Economics Discussion Club in the office
of honorary president, and by playing as a member of the professors'
soccer team.    As a boy Mr. Angus had the benefit of study in France,
and afterwards the pleasure of travelling in France, Germany and Italy.
He took his B.A. degree with honors at McGill in 1911, and then proceeded to Oxford, taking the degrees of B.A. and B.C.L. at Balliol College. There he won the Vinerian graduation scholarship in law. During
the war Mr. Angus served in India and Mesopotamia. Last summer he
was head of the law department in the Khaki University, and since coming here has been admitted to the Bar in British Columbia.
ainljit flpnrB, S.A., M.A.
Space does not permit of a complete account of the honors achieved
by Professor Henry. In 1890 he entered the Royal University of Ireland, and Queen's College, Galway. Here he took his B.A. and M.A.
degrees, both with first-class honors, and later his Civil Engineering professional and degree examinations, also with honors. In 1899 he was
awarded the research degree by the Cambridge University, England,
where he had conducted electrical research work in the Cavendish Laboratory, 1896-8. Prof. Henry has lectured in universities and high schools
in England, Ireland, and Yukon Territory, and in 1904-7 was head of the
Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering in the Technical
Institute, Auckland, N. Z.
lr. (£. ilri&ean IFraaer, 8.A., $LA., Ih 1.. %A&&.
Dr. Fraser is a native of Ontario, but has resided in British
Columbia since 1903, with the exception of one year spent in Iowa
City. He graduated from Toronto, with the degree of B.A., and later
returned there as class assistant' in Zoology, and took his M.A. degree
in 1903. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member
of several societies connected with work in Zoology. He has been actively
engaged in much research work, and is particularly concerned with
Marine Biology and Zoology.
atynrlrif Harnett, il.A.
Born at Sponviken, Norway, he came to British Columbia with his
parents over thirty years ago. He received his early education in the
public and high schools of New Westminster, and entered the University
of Toronto in. 1902. In 1906 he graduated with the degree of B.A., and
the following year received his M.A. degree, and was elected Rhodes
scholar for British Columbia. In 1909 he received his B.A. (Oxon) with
first-class honors in English Language and Literature. From 1909 to
1911 he was engaged, under the direction of Sir Walter Raleigh, in the
preparation of an edition of the works of George Peele. In 1915 he was
called to the Bar of B. C, and later went overseas with the reinforcements for the University Battalion.
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Page Eighteen Page Nineteen ©tl? ©ru? nnb Mabtzt ^urtorg nf % Nobh> (Elaaa of Arta '211
IN the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixteen, there entered the
portals of the University of British Columbia the greenest and most
refractory Freshman class that institution had yet beheld. Naught
knew they of college tradition, and they endeavored to conceal their
ignorance by forming traditions of their own. Intrigued by the sarcasms
of a certain member of the faculty, they won for themselves lasting
notoriety by a calm and studied resistance to all authority. The members
of the three upper years regarded them rather as a necessary evil, and
made the fact obvious at every opportunity—and thus, out of the fiery
furnace of their trials, in Twenty was born a class spirit which has lasted
through their undergraduate career. Great as has always been the
friction between several individual members of Arts '20, the class has
always presented a united front to the world in the matter of outside
hostile criticism.
In the Sophomore year of this unique class a gentleman from Boston
became permanent honorary president. Probably because of this fact
there was a great influx of new members. Several of Arts '20's most
notorious characters entered the class in the second year, and at this
time the aforementioned class spirit of Twenty became so obnoxious to
some of the Upper Years that they were labelled "upstarts." Nothing
daunted, however, Arts '20 continued its self-imposed task of molding
public opinion. Deprived of the innocent love of a class banquet by an
unfeeling students' council, they retaliated by having a dance at Killarney
in addition to the usual yearly functions, and, in revenge, put up
Twentyites for all the big positions in the University. This was against
all precedent, and great was the consternation and wrath of Arts '19. It
availed nothing, however; Twenty voted solidly in support of their candidates, and put them in.    Thus ended their second year.
In their third year, Arts '20 settled down to work pretty steadily.
They were kept so busy writing essays for English, 7, that there was not
much time for frivolity. It must be confessed, however, that they
established a record for not handing in essays on time. As usual the
class party was a marvellous success (due to the fact that certain
Twentyites had taught on the prairies the summer before and discovered
the "medley"). Some of the songs the men sang deserve to be handed
down to posterity.    The most popular of all was "Profs:"
"In old U.B.C. there are Profs of each degree;
Every kind is met with there; we have them all, you see—
Small ones, tall ones, too,
Mild ones, wild ones, old and new—
They love us and we love them
As you now will see.
Page Twenty
"There are Profs that make us sorry
That our work we have not done,
There are Profs that fill our lives with misery,
Make us want to see a Lewis gun.
There are Profs that give us each a feeling
That we haven't met the worst ones yet,
But the Profs that fill our lives with sunshine
Are the Profs that we've never met."
As usual, this year the members of '20 again had their fingers in the
electioneering pie, and, as a grand finale, they managed to get five of
their members on the Students' Council.
It was in their Senior Year, however, that the peculiar characteristics
of Arts '20 were most prominently displayed. As Seniors they endeavored to comport themselves with becoming dignity. They resolved
early in the year that all must wear gowns, and promptly ordered them.
After four months delay they arrived and the Seniors blossomed forth,
their diginity surprisingly enhanced. At first there were some slight
casualties, but, after a little practice, they all learned to walk the length
of the reading-room without upsetting any of the furniture.
A second innovation was the publication of a class paper, "Spasms,"
a rabid and scurrilous publication wherein the various vices and virtues
of the different members of the class were exhibited to the public gaze.
It has long been the privilege of the Senior Year in U.B.C. to have
the freedom of the Stack Room. Arts '20 made the Stack Room
peculiarly their own. They descended upon it in a body, and so persisted
in placing their feet upon the bookshelves thaf, to save his cherished
volumes, Mr. Ridington was forced to install most convenient little tables
(such as they have in Stanford!), and to Arts '20 be all the credit.
The Senior class parties were surprisingly original, even in a year
noted for the excellence of its entertainments. The first took the form
of a masquerade at a private home, where everyone was given an opportunity to distinguish himself or herself, and all took advantage of the
The second affair was a Leap Year party, held in North Vancouver.
Space forbids us to relate the joys of that memorable event. What
chiefly remains in our mind were the expressions of some of the girls as
they requested the pleasure of dances with rather embarrassed-looking
gentlemen. Before the party a "lottery" was held where the girls had
the inestimable privilege of drawing for their escorts. (Smelling salts
were provided and proved most useful.)    It then became the duty of each maiden to write a little note of invitation to her victim. Most
of these letters were truly remarkable. (We speak whereof we know,
for we all read them.) Even more remarkable were some of the letters
of acceptance. New Westminster, Burnaby and Central Park were
given as places of residence, and the girls were requested to call for their
escorts. It is not too much to say that for a week the whole College
was demoralized as the result of the Arts '20 voluminous correspondence.
The girls proved ideal escorts. They sent their gentlemen valentines
and bouquets on the proper occasions with due devotion. It was certainly
fitting that Arts '20 should wind up their career with such an original
As a class we have always claimed to be "original." Is the claim
justifiable? We think so. It was not we who gave ourselves the name.
We went contrary to custom in electing Mr. Wood as honorary president
for three years in succession, and finally choosing him as our permanent
honorary president.
We always knew what we wanted, and let no considerations stand in
the way of our getting it. Our main policy has always been to demolish
precedent in every walk of college life, and we have carried it out pretty
well. We have been different in everything we did. We didn't do
things better than any other year, but we at least did them differently.
And, moreover, we have been a class with a real class spirit.  Everybody
was interested in the affairs of the class. Our class meetings were a
continual joy, for everybody used to turn out to them, and express their
opinions freely. Usually the remarks grew somewhat personal, but that
only made them the more interesting. We should like to take this
opportunity to thank our honorary president for all the kind things he
has done for us during the three years we have known him. No class
could be prouder of their president than we are of "Freddy," for he has
been a good friend to us all, under all circumstances. Three cheers for
Freddy!    We give them with hearty good will.
Arts '20 has not confined its attention to matters exclusively pertaining to the class. In 1917, 1919, and 1920 Arts '20 students have carried
off the gold medal in the oratorical contest. Twice the inter-class essay
prize has been won by a Twentyite. The men of the class originated the
idea of challenging all the other years to an eight-mile relay race, and
practically all the other years accepted. The race was most interesting.
As a class we have shown a marked fondness for wild nature, and at
various times have explored Whytecliff, Indian River, Crescent, Bowen
Island, and Pitt Lake. We even went so far as to climb Grouse Mountain
in a snow storm. Yes, we were an original lot. We lay no claim to
being exceptionally brilliant, we have on record no exceptionally great
achievements, but it is our proud boast that Arts '20, as a class, is "One
and Indivisible." We leave old U. B. C. with regret, and with many
happy memories of the days when we played at "being different."
Permanent iExpntttu?
Honorary President Prof. F. G. C. Wood
President Mr. A. Swencisky
First Vice-President Miss J. Gilley
Second Vice-President Mr. W. Coates
Secretary Miss E. Abernethy
Treasurer Mr. A. Peebles
Prof. F. G. C. Wood
Page Twenty-One JANET K. GILLEY
"Thoughts that breathe and words that burn."
Janet came to us in her Sophomore year from New Westminster. Unlike other prophets, she has
attained a certain position of merit in her "own country," inasmuch as Janet, in the role of a Des
Moines delegate, appealed to that city. When not engaged in confounding advanced economic
thinkers by saying the right thing at the right time, Janet lends energy and originality to the Players'
Club and Women's Literary Society She excells in the wearing of many-colored sweaters and in
being the idol of the Freshettes. From the honors she insists on winning, we judge Janet's favorite
pastime to be masquerading as a dusky Rastus.
Heard in the halls:    "Now, girls, where's the traffic cop?"
He wore kilts in childhood and played with claymores and scarlet flags. In the fall of '16 he
was thrust upon an unsuspecting student body, and, like a model Freshman, allowed no limelight to
fall upon his path. When he reached his Sophomore year he was sent to Oregon, representing the
University in the international debate. After a trip overseas, he continued on with his third year,
and, as a Junior, was respected by radicals, dreaded by debaters and denounced by Mrs. Grundy. In
his final year he won the oratorical contest and the good-will of all who value independence, courage and tenacity. A brilliant student, with a sincere love of truth and justice, Walter has exerted
a   real   and  beneficial   influence  among  his   associates.
"Age cannot wither her,
Nor custom stale
Her infinite variety."
Marjorie is a living example of perfect candor,  whether it be in praise  of Miss  S  or in  her
decided lack of appreciation of the men of Arts '20—especially at banquets! Who was President of
Arts '20 girls during their Freshie days? Marjorie. Other examples of her "infinite variety" are
teaching on the prairies, flu nursing, and bidding adoring Freshettes to keep to the right and stop
wearing hair-ribbons. Miss Day spends her spare time making high marks in Spanish and examining
fossils. Her favorite haunt is the far end of the reading-room, from which her disgusted look frightens
away any would-be interrupters. Pet aversions:    Dowdiness and hypocrisy.
"Gome, let a proper text be read;
And touch it aft with vigour."
Bryce took his first three years with Arts '14 a id '16, in which classes he was known as an aole
debater and soccer player. In 1915 he answered Canada's call, enlisting with the 67th Battalion, and
later became a stretcher-bearer with the 12th Field Ambulance, in which he was both wounded and
gassed. After the Armistice, he attended the summer session of Edinburgh University. On returning
to Canada, he graduated from Westminster Hall, and has returned to us to complete his Arts course.
This year he is famous as being the only married man in the class.
"Some think it wrong to set the feet a-dancing,
But not so I."
"Babe"' is the musical member of the "Frivolous Four," and dispels the blues which occasionally
attack the other trio by her power of teasing classical jazz from the ivories. She has shown a strength
of will amazing in one of her tender years by her appearance in the abhorred academic gown. Miss
Irvine believes in moderation in all things—except the Orpheum. Her home town is Vancouver, but
she shows surprising Victoria tendencies, doubtless attracted by the well-advertised climate of the
Island town. The secret of Babe's influence with certain popular profs, has been the cause of much
conjecture and jealousy. We wonder if her satisfactory exam, marks are the result of the adroit use
of her pet phrase, "It hardly seems enough!"
Page Twenty-Two VERNA  E.   MORRIS
"I am growing wise; I am growing—yes,
I am growing old!"
Verna is a bashful (?) maid who owes her chief recreation to the B. C. E. R. between University
of British  Columbia and Steveston.    Black hair and dark eyes make  Miss Morris  look very demure,
but   wait till you know her!    She is another member   of   the   "Frivolous   Four."    Who   was   the
little Chinese lady who won fame—and a tiny dog—at the masquerade?    Ask Verna.
"She   leaves  us   as   fresh   as  ever,
The bloom of youth not gone."
"/ can cut a caper."
An authority on all matters of finance and organization, Johnny has been a most energetic worker
on the Publications Board, first as Advertising Manager and later as Business Manager. In spite of
his onerous tasks, he goes in for everything; and whenever any of the boys or girls are out for a time,
his tall figure is generally to be seen with them. His idea of a successful college career is a mixture
of dancing, fussing, Rugby, business, and a little studying. Johnny wonders what he is going to be—
his past accomplishments with a fire hose leads us to suggest the occupation of fireman.
"She's pretty to walk with,
Witty to talk with,
And pleasant tb think upon." — /
Coming into Arts '20 in its Sophomore year, Katherine early manifested a spirit of independent
ability and, as it appeared to some, an over-developed appreciation of the merits of Prince Rupert.
During the session 1918-1919 she was Vice-President of the class, and a member of the Y. W. Cabinet.
This year, she has filled excellently the arduous position of President of the W.U.S., finding a little
light recreation in her duties as Secretary of the Y. W.
Characteristics:    Irony and specialization in its broadest sense.
Favorite expression:    "Decidedly not."
"As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile."
A former member of Arts '19, Hugh showed his good sense by staying out a year and joining with
the class of '20. He was an efficient President in our second year. On its conclusion he joined the
artillery and that same summer crossed over to England. When the armistice was signed, he returned to U. B. C, where he has since been a busy man, playing goal for the football team, acting
on the class and Sigma Delta Kappa executives, and in his spare moments editing the Ubyssey and
generally starting something. Hugh's strong point is History, which he is inclined to treat from a
romantic point of view. The first President of the Historical Society, which originated very largely
.through his initiative, he has made it a real success.
"Oh joy, oh bliss,
Home was never like this."
We regret that it was not our privilege to know Kate while we were in our first and second years,
but fate destined her to pass that period in the McGill Affiliated College at Victoria.
The compulsory Science units are the least of Kate's worries, and she has actually braved the
terrors of Chemistry I contrary to the example of other fourth-year students. She likewise delves
into the higher field of economics, and is an ardent and enthusiastic socialist of the radical type.
Favorite expression:    "That's all right!"
Page Twenty-Three LOYLE A. MORRISON
"He may be little, but he's good."
"Nemo," as we call him, is one of our newcomers, but, to judge by his popularity, one would think
he had been a member of the originals. He took his first three years with the renowned class, Arts
'17. He spent some time overseas looking after a few guns, and generally enjoying himself with
Fritz. "Nemo" was very popular with his former classmates, especially the ladies, and since his return
has made the youths of Arts '20 green with envy because of his captivating manner. He plays basketball, dances, goes on hikes, and has a good time generally.
"The sweet smile, the subdued speech, the hopeful
mind are earth's most potent conquerors."
Ethel is one of Mr. Wood's converts to the cause of "Better Drama," and by her patronage of all
the "worthwhile things that come to this western city," declares her allegiance. As a staunch supporter
of the Glee Club, her vocal attempts are appreciated. Geology is Ethel's hobby; hikes being included.
It is rumored that she spends considerable time in visits to the Military Hospital.
"While words of learned strength and thundering sound
Amazed the gathered rustics standing 'round."
Willson's interest in the welfare of the University, individually and collectively, resulted at the
beginning of his fourth year in his elevation to the highest office the student body can bestow. This,
however, has by no means absorbed all his time or interest, for he is still to be found busily engaged
among the doings of the "Reds," in the stuffy ranks of the Historians, among the noisy patrons of
the Glee Club, and, at odd times, indulging in protracted excursions into the realms of "school work."
Both as a Sergeant in the tanks and in his civil capacities, Willson has been exceedingly popular.
Since coming to U.B.C, he has done more work than any single member of the class—serving on almost  every executive  in  the  University.
"She is really very clever,
But I do not understand her." *
"Much can be made of a Scotchman if she be caught young."
"Pat" has a taking way where scholarships are concerned, but her keen and active interest in all
student affairs keeps her human. Who upheld Arts '20 in Inter-class debates? Patricia. In her Junior
year she was class representative to the Women's Literary Society, President of the Sigma Delta
Kappa and Associate Editor of the Ubyssey. In her fourth year, Pat added the senior editorship of the
Ubyssey and Vice-Presidency of the  Historical  Society to the list of positions which she has filled so
"Cheerful at morn he wakes from short repose,
Breathes the keen air, and carols as he goes:'
Ever cheerful and good-natured, "Don" is a thorough optimist. Whether this is the cause or the
result of a course in "poetics," we cannot say. Even his onerous duties as Class Treasurer and as
Treasurer of the Men's Undergrad., although necessitating a profound study of "Money and Banking"
and "Taxation," have not ruined his capacity for enjoying life. Once an actor in the Players' Club,
then an active member of the Glee Club, Don's ambitions extended this year to journalism — to the
position of Associate Editor of "Spasms." Very popular, an energetic worker, and of a joyful, carefree disposition, Don has yet two weaknesses—dancing and "eats."
"Music is well said to be the speech of angels."
"On with the dance!"
Beth's central sphere seems to be the orchestra, and she faithfully attends all practices, accompanied by her fiddle. Can such devotion be attributed altogether to her conscientious nature? Among
the offices Beth has held are Vice-President of the Women's Literary Society, Vice-President of the
Women's Undergraduate Society and Secretary of the Students' Council. She has shown a great interest
in college work, and in her spare moments may be found crushing rock on Geology "hikes" or dutifully
.(?) attending College functions, including "High Jinks," where she stole away many a fair maiden's
Favorite expression, "Oh, girls, I had a perfectly heavenly time!"
"O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength."
"Alf" is the stalwart member of the class, and the gown which he has so dutifully worn throughout the vear has consequently hung most gracefully from his broad shoulders. Acting, singing, playing football, he has had a varied career since coming among us. In running the Men's Soccer Club,
the Sigma Delta Kappa and Arts '20, he has been a most busy Senior. A very capable class-president,
an excellent organizer, a husky fullback and a general favorite—"Alf" is also our permanent President.
"Jove knows I love,
But who?
Lips, do not move;
No man must know."
Agnes is one of the sources of original ideas in Arts '20. For two successive years she was the
bright particular star of "High Jinks." Last year she was President of the Women's Literary
Society, and for the last two years has been a member of the Y. W. Cabinet. This year her efforts
have been "spasmodic," and, as an assistant editor, Miss Darner has contributed some especially
piquant and scurrilous articles to the class paper. We should like to seize this opportunity to congratulate Miss Grant and Miss Damer on their hopeless taste in neckties.
Favorite novel:    "Dere Mable." Favorite name:    "Jack."
Favorite expression:   "All is over among us."
Another member of our class coming from that famous city on the banks of the Fraser, "Bob"
entered our happy halls in 1917 as one of the all-powerful Sophomores. In the fall of '17 he went overseas with the Canadian Garrison Artillery, and, after some months in France, returned to the wilds of
Western Canada, with his former sweet and placid disposition unchanged, even in the smallest degree. Ouiet and unassuming, he is one of those exemplary Seniors that have helped to make Westminster famous.
"Quips and cranks and wanton wiles,
Nods and becks and wreathed smiles."
Item: Two blue eyes, a dimple, and a happy smile—that's Laura. During the last two years Laura
has been Secretary of the Women's Athletic Association and also President of the Swimming Club.
Monday nights she might be found indulging in stunts, both aquatic and facial! The only dark spot on
her horizon is the advent of eight o'clock lectures. However, "it's better late than never." Not long
ago the class reporter followed up a clue to the effect that Laura was enjoying a violent crush.    On
investigation  we  laid  the  matter  at  Miss   S 's  door,  and  swallowed  our  disappointment.    Still  on
the hunt for information, we found out the following:    Laura is fond of clam soup, rises at 5 a. m.,
believes in higher education for man, and is most optimistic for their future.
As a true daughter of the gods, Daphne possesses a sweetness and captivating charm that lure to
her side more than one Apollo. Her belief in the maxim "the only way to have a friend is to be one,"
is revealed in her readiness to lend a car ticket or a dime for lunch. We strongly question her motives
for attempting to study modern philosophy for her devotion to the dance fails to harmonize with the
mechanical doctrines of Kant and Leibniz. The only blemish in her character is the joy which she
manifests in dissecting jelly-fish and in prying into crabs.
Any time between ten and two:   "When are you going to lunch?"
An enthusiastic hockey player in his Freshman year, unfortunately Taddy was forced to give up
the game. Throughout his whole college course he has displayed remarkable skill in keeping himself
out of office.
With the greatest diplomacy, he has constantly evaded the toils which have been most adroitly
laid out for him by those unfortunate members of Arts '20 who have been burdened with too much
work. Taddy prefers "the life fantastic" to the monotonous round of student activities—for him the
appeal of the polished floor, the rousing music and the enchanting gowns of the ballroom overcome
all life's little grievances—and he is happy. Yet he emerges each year well up in the list, with no
apparent effort.
"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pitchers of silver."
Helen is very popular, and deservedly so. She has been the "pocket of peace" this year in the
storm centre of Arts '20 politics. As "Literary Representative" she was a member of the Class Executive this year, and every odd job involving a lot of work and small thanks, which the appointed persons
have refused to handle, Helen has cheerfully carried through. As Vice-President of the Economics
Club, too, she has also shown her interest in its undertakings. She is the fortunate possessor of a well-
deveioped sense of humor as well as marked histrionic ability. We shall not soon forget her sobs as
"Celia."   Good luck, Helen.
"His chin is but enriched with one appearing hair." '
He doesn't look like a Senior, but that's not his fault. George has always been one of the prominent members of Arts '20. President of the class and the Men's Lit. in his third year, an active member of the Historical Society and the Sigma Delta Kappa, his career has been a busy one. Always
ready to help, always with a cheery "Hello," with a good word for everyone, his genial personality
will be greatly missed by his friends of the 'Varsity.
"Thinking is but an idle waste of time."
Ada is one of the few remaining members of the original class of Arts '20. She is a true example
of the maxim, "Things are not always what they seem," for at our parties and hikes she has cast
off her customary collegiate air of philosophic "ennui" and exhibited an inexhaustible supply of
gaiety and childlike playfulness. When not employed in the dissection of pigeons and clams, for which
operations she has this year displayed a great passion, Ada may be found in the library revelling in
the depths of Marx's "Capital" or the philosophic arguments of Leibnitz and Kant. Her talents consist chiefly in wasting time to best advantage; sketching remarkable life-like portraits of members of
the Senior year and denouncing the vanity and hypocrisy of man.
Page Twenty-Six GLADYS G. PORTER
"My knees they knock together, just as if I were afraid;
I flutter and I stammer, and I turn a pleasing red;
For to laugh and flirt and ogle., I consider most ill-bred." — 1
Gladys hails from the peaceful city of Victoria, but in spite of this drawback she has provided
some spice to life at University of British Columbia. We notice that she shows a great inclination
towards silks, satins and furs; and that her cheerful warble may frequently be heard in the halls. "Be it
ever so humble, there's no place like home."
Favorite sayings:    "Oh, my gosh!" "Ye" Gods!"
Ambition:   To be a grand opera singer in South America.
Here's wishing her all success in her future undertakings.
"None knew thee but to love thee,
Nor named thee but to praise."
Aleen is the living manifestation of the truth that one need not be loquacious to be popular. When
not translating French, she may be found with a philosophy text-book and an expression of avid
enjoyment on her face. A quiet wit and a quaint fancy make her the delight of her friends. An
appreciative sympathy and a gentle tolerance mark her relations with humanity in general.
"Who has it in her power to make men mad,
Or sick or wise or well."
Rena, this year, has been our popular and energetic Vice-President, as well as having been the
first President of the Letters' Club and a member of the Y. W. Cabinet. Beneath a modest and tactful (?) demeanor lurks a mind capable alike of excelling in poetics and perpetrating "spasms." (Of
her genius at writing parodies we will not speak.) Her strongest characteristic is a profound sense
of humor, her favorite diversion is interviewing the English Department, or driving a hilarious little
Ford in the Canadian wilds.
Deep brown eyes running over with glee; •
Blue eyes are pale, and gray eyes are sober;
Bonnie brown eyes are the eyes for me.
Louie came to us from Saskatchewan University last year, bringing with her an irrepressible
interest and an insatiable curiosity in and about college affairs. If you wish to know all about the
latest dance, what? why? and who?—(mostly who?) ask Louie. She is a valuable member of the
Historical Society, the Sigma Delta Kappa, the Glee Club and Arts '20.
Favorite expression:    "Oh, I don't think so."
"My island home
Is far beyond the wave; I will no longer roam."
Evylin is noted for her decided penchant for first-class honors. Of course she comes from the
Urbs Ventosa—they all do. Her chief regret in life is that she isn't a "freshette," and, therefore, can
not sport her national color on all occasions without appearing childlike. Despite this great grief
Evylin is notoriously successful in proving to us that there really is some good in old Ireland, both by
her proverbial good humor and by her contribution to "The Letters' Club" of a paper on a native poet.
Page Twenty-Seven R. F. ADAMS
Our Irish friend, Adams, joined our class as a junior, having taken his first two years with Arts
'17. His Byronic appearance at first filled his classmates with awe and occasioned many sidelong
glances of admiration—especially from the fair sex. In his first year with '20 Adams was prominent
as an editor, footballer and speaker, winning the gold medal at the oratorical contest. We have seen
little of him as a senior owing to his absence in Ireland. However, contact with the Irish Problem
has not in the least impaired his ability to make long dissertations on the many social questions discussed in Ex. 3. Adams has written poetry which, according to some reviewers, shows signs of
"Tinkling bells do vibrate,
But all their music
Speaks naught like thine."
Eugenie's characteristics are, "Blue hair and curly eyes," and an irrepressible giggle.
The Chemistry Building seems to be her choice of abode, and Chemistry, too, her favorite occupation. For the attractions of that brown building, with its contents and inhabitants, apply to Miss
Fournier. Among her likes, Eugenie indiscriminately mixes furs, teas, opera, dancing, frills and
hero worship.    "Light of step and heart was she."
Hokkyo's unlimited capacity for argument, his deep philosophical attainments, and his historical
and economic theories have given him a reputation that he ably upholds by administrating "posers"
to his different professors. As one of the few brave souls who wore their gowns during the academic
year, Hokkyo achieved ho inconsiderable notoriety, but the air of wisdom which he disseminated at
once quelled any thoughts of impropriety. By his splendid perseverance in surmounting all obstacles, he has the respect of the entire class; and in the task to which he goes, we all wish him every
"With your pretty rounded cheek,
Not too naughty, not too meek." •
Vi has come to College off and on, enjoying holidays a year in length. Her flying visits include
California and North Vancouver, and, if you cannot find her there, look for a pink sweater in the stock
room. Is that where she digs up honors in English? Somehow, we cannot disassociate Violet from
a brown-haired diminutive maid of the masquerade.   Where did you get "them" curls?
"Whatever sceptic could inquire for,
For every 'why,' she had a 'wherefore.'"
Gerald is one of the best known men of the class. Having brought himself into prominence
by winning the silver medal in the oratorical contest of his Freshman year, he has since been one of
our most able debaters. He is also a worker in the Players' Club and, as President of the Men's Literary Society, a member of the Students' Council. One would think these duties would fully take up
his time, but Gerald is a man of many accomplishments, not the least of which is his ability to fill
important positions without doing much work. He despises neither society nor the theatre, and on
Friday  afternoons  may be  usually   located  in  row A, centre 6, of the Orpheum.
Page Twenty-Eight ALLON PEEBLES
Allon is a true disciple of Demosthenes, therefore he spurns not the midnight oil. Among the
honors which have fallen to him are the Governor-General's Medal in his matriculation and the Gold
Medal in last year's oratorical contest. This year he holds the important position of President of the
Men's Undergraduate Society. As a member of the Students' Council, he has recognized his responsibility to the full, and is the sworn enemy of all offenders against the rules of the Alma Mater. He
has taken a leading part in both the Musical Society and the Players' Club, and starred as a player in
the Spring play last year.
"Heaven much grace did lend her,
That she might be~adored."
A sweet smile and a gentle voice accompany Hermine. She is one of the modest members of
the class who work but say little about it. Nevertheless, we have found out that she has been an
earnest helper in the Red Cross and on the Y. W, C. A. It is rumored that on a distant countryside
roams a cow who was named after the fair teacher (Hermine) by some adoring rustics.
"Tall and slim and swell."
Besides going to all the dances, all the hockey games, all the shows, and playing basketball at
the "Y," wee George also attends U.B.C. He hates English, and consequently devotes his time on
odd occasions to the study of mineralogy. What he doesn't know about rocks would fill whole libraries; but George doesn't lose any sleep over it, and manages to get through his examinations in
some mysterious fashion.    What's the secret,  George?
"To follow knowledge, like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bonds of human tho't."
As a keen botanist, Annie assiduously collects specimens for study. In Geology, too, she is an
enthusiastic "hikeress." Her course of studies is composed almost entirely of hours in the geology
laboratory. She is, in truth, "the spirit of the place." The reading room, also, is her constant haunt,
and it is believed that she knows all the books by their first names. Annie has, throughout her whole
university life, done much valuable work in connection with the social service branch  of the Y.W.C.A.
Before coming to U. B. C, Harry attended St. Michael's in Toronto, on whose star team he played
in 1914 when that College won the Rugby championship of Ontario. After spending two years with us,
he joined the Royal Air Force, in which he remained until the armistice. Since his retrun he has been
elected Secretary of the A. M. U. S. This typical "Swede" was born to smile his way through life.
His otherwise blameless character presents two weaknesses, a fondness for the fair sex and games
of chance. An affectionate youth, he falls an easy prey to the "vamp," while, as for his love of risk,
suffice it to say he founded a poker club. True to color, he has never attended a Literary meeting,
except when the  rights  of Sein  Fein and Ireland were in question.
Page Twenty-Nine MERLE   H.   ALEXANDER
"It is as well to be out of the world as out of the fashion."
"Never let your studies interfere with your education."
Merle holds high office in the "Frivolous Four" Club, living up to its ideals in every way possible.
An exceedingly active and energetic young lady, Miss Alexander has been an efficient Secretary of
Arts '20 during its fourth year, and also general advisor of married Seniors. She began her college
career with a strong enthusiasm for Grass Hockey, but of late her energies seem to have been devoted
to indoor sports!—for example, her performance at the Women's Lit.—"The Last Straw."
Characteristic, a fondness for "people with pep." Favorite sayings, "Miaow," "I'm just starving."
"Are you going to the—dance?"
"This priest he merry is and blithe
At all times of the year."
An old-timer and one of the most popular boys of the University. In classroom, Rugby-field,
..lectern and battle-field, he has won golden opinions. In old McGill he held several important positions,
being President of Arts '14; Vice-President Students' Council, 1911-12, and the same year Editor of the
Annual. Ordained in 1915, he left soon after for the Great Adventure as a member of the Yukon Infantry Corps, later as a Chaplain, winning the M.C. Since his return to College, he has taken an
active interest in student affairs, especially the Men's Lit. He is Arts '20's fighting parson, a good
all-round fellow.
"A beaming nature lies behind her smiling face."
Mary may, in truth, be defined as one smile of happiness when not breaking the unwritten law
that a Senior must do nothing but frown. She is engaged in the pursuit of Spanish or Socialism,
which arduous task represses even her ebullient mirth. Her ability in escaping Xmas examinations
by becoming ill at the crucial moment, has ever been a source of wonder to her admiring friends.
A regular attendance at the "Avenue" is deemed by Mary to be absolutely essential in the acquiring
of a college education. Except for her occasional over-indulgence in mirth and her marked partiality
for Freshmen, she is a normal and proper Senior. Mary's tastes run to doughnuts, ice cream in zero
weather,  Shakespeare  and "red-headed  Irishmen."
Favorite  expression:    "Dear knows."
Clive took his first three years with Arts '17. At the end of his third year, the class showed their
confidence in him by electing him President for their Senior year; but he considered he could be more
useful in "The Big Game," and joined the 196th Battalion. He served in France with the 46th Battalion, and was severely wounded in September, 1918, at Bourlon Wood. He is still going strong, and
can be always counted on for a mountain climb, a game of tennis, or a dance. Clive doesn't say much,
but he has always been known as one of the best.
Margaret, like several other members of our year, visited the prairies, where she acquired considerable experience in the management of a country school. She is bravely bearing the burden of a
nineteen-unit course, and spends long hours revelling among the "germs." When not thus engaged,
she may be found haunting the sombre halls of the "stack room" with Dickens, Shakespeare, or even
with Skelton. She is also studying Spanish in the hope of being some day a distinguished tutor. All
these weighty subjects, not forgetting history, are inclined to cause a sadness on Margaret's face, but
just speak to her — a beam of sunshine passes over her countenance and she smiles — such a smile
which sometimes grows into a laugh—a noisy laugh such as is not allowed in the halls even after
lecture hours.    Margaret's favorite saying is, "For the land's sake!"
"Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eyes;
In every gesture, dignity and love."
Hester is the only senior brave enough to attempt specialization in mathematics. When she is
not solving, with amazing ease, some abstruse problem in Algebra, a dynamo, or something equally
absorbing, is the subject of her calculations. Grass hockey, ice hockey and the Gym Club, of which
she is President, supplement her mathematical pursuits. Her class spirit and never failing good nature
make her an  enthusiastic participant in all class functions.
At noon:    "Are you coming to Glee Club?"
"Death is the end of life; ah, why
Should life all labour be?"
"Lefty" began his career at our College with Arts '19. One phrase in the Calendar he took very
much to heart, "Avoid too narrow specialization," so he studies a little, plays basketball a little, Rugby-
a little, acts a little, dances a little, and fusses .... Aside from these minor diversions, he takes it
upon himself to be Business Manager of the Players' Club, and gathers news for the papers. If the
"Orpheum" can't dispel your sorrow, then "Lefty" will; he is the noisiest and most cheerful man
around the University.
In small proportion we just beauties see,
And in short measures life may perfect be.
To begin with, Marjory came from South Vancouver. That means she is an experienced grass
hockey player. Her prowess in athletics extends to ice hockey and gym. as well. Drill and physical
culture comprise her main interest in life. Marjory specialized in mathematics in her third year, but
this year is taking first class in English to obliterate the memory.
Favorite expression:    "Yours is a simple nature, my child,—a simple nature."
The elementary and high schools of Ladysmith aroused in Johnny the desire for higher education,
and, to satiate it, he joined Arts '17. The call of the rising generation was, however, too strong to resist, so Johnny, leaving his college, spent some time in teaching the youth of the land. Arts '20 was an
irresistable temptation, and he returned. Open arms received him and joyful hearts welcomed his
gloom-dispelling smile and frank, open disposition. Where ladies, singers, actors, boxers, aviators,
spaghettti or advertisement solicitors are in evidence, there also is J. C. His winning personality and
off-hand manner will have no small influence in making his future a success.
"And may my dire feet never fail
To walk the studious cloisters pale."
Jean dutifully responded to the call of the prairies and whiled away a delightful summer, teaching
the "younger set" how to walk in the paths of righteousness. At college she is loyal to her lectures
and social activities. She carefully controls the purse-strings of the Y. W. C. A. Her spare hours
are usually passed in the Biology laboratory, we understand, and that she intends soon to publish a
lengthy treatise on the coloring of British Columbia's flora. This great undertaking gives her a serious
and thoughtful expression, serving also to place her above such frivolities as would afford any basis for
Favorite expression:    "I can't be bothered."
Page Thirty-One 5ty? l?a MmmB (ftntiwnttiJ-n
PROBABLY the first occasion on which the greater number of the
students of the University of British Columbia heard of the Student
Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions was in November of last
year, when Mr. Trivett, Canadian travelling secretary for the organization, visited this University. At a meeting held in the Auditorium, he
spoke on the Student Volunteer Movement, and brought word of a great
international convention to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, after Christmas.
To this, delegates from the University of British Columbia were invited.
So impressed were the students with the importance of the movement,
and the desirability of taking part in it, that they unanimously decided to
send a full quota of delegates to Des Moines.
In December funds were collected for the sending of a delegation.
The students and Faculty contributed generously, but it was found impossible to raise the full amount required within the University. Prince
Rupert and New Westminster showed their public spirit by donating
funds for the sending of one delegate from each city. There were also
numerous private subscriptions, an amount large enough to provide for
the expenses of a full delegation being collected from all these sources.
The delegates were chosen, about the same time, by a special committee.
The U.B.C. party of eleven left Vancouver by the C.P.R. on the
evening of December 26th. There were eight students—the Misses Janet
Gilley, Lila Coates, Marion Mounce and Dorothy Brenchley, and Messrs.
W. H. Coates, J. R. Mitchell, A. Munro and H. M. Cassidy, accompanied
by President Klinck, Dr. O. J. Todd and Miss Isobel Harvey. After a
pleasant trip, via Moose Jaw, Portal and St. Paul, the party arrived in
Des Moines on the morning of December 30th.
An all-Canadian luncheon, held on December 30th, was the first event
on the convention programme. To this the British Columbians were
heartily welcomed, and greeted as representatives of the "baby University." Unashamed of the youth of their college, they took their places
beside men and women from McGill, Queen's, Toronto, Manitoba, and
the other old-established Canadian universities, and before the day was
over their feeling of provincialism had changed into one of Canadian
nationalism. This first day, for Canadians only, was devoted to a discussion of the problems and aims of the various Christian organizations
in Canadian colleges.
On the afternoon of December 31st the first main session of the
convention took place. This session, as well as other main sessions, was
held in the Coliseum, a huge building which easily accommodated the
7,700 delegates. In courtesy to the 350 foreign delegates, they were
given the front seats on the main floor, and directly behind them sat some
400 Canadians.   The remainder of the great hall was filled by American
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students, a few church representatives, missionaries, and others. Before
the beginning of this meeting, and before most meetings, the various
groups exchanged college yells and songs. Ohio, Michigan, Virginia,
California and other states shouted greetings to the foreign delegates, to
Canada, and to one another. These, in turn, replied; and Canadians, with
the rest, felt their national spirit merging into a great international spirit
of friendship and brotherhood.
Dr. John R. Mott, the leader of the Student Volunteer Movement
and the chairman of the gathering, was the dominating personality of
the convention. In his opening address he told why such a great assemblage had been brought together in Des Moines. The delegates had
assembled, he said, to get a new spiritual vision, to receive an accession
of supernatural power, and to have placed before them the challenge of
the need of the world. The object of the convention was that they should
see the new vision and receive an inspiration, that they might return to
their colleges, and, by their honest Christian efforts, help to bring about
"The Evangelization of the World in This Generation."
During the remaining four days main sessions were held, morning
and evening, in the Coliseum, the afternoons being devoted to sectional
conferences on various missionary subjects. Robert E. Speer, Sherwood
Eddy, Bishop O'Connell of Denver, Dean Brown of Yale, Dr. Karl Fries
of Sweden, Kenneth Saunders of India, and Mrs. Helen Montgomery,
prominent missionaries and Christian leaders of the day, were a few of the
outstanding speakers. They discussed missionary problems, Christianity
as it affects everyone, the work of the Student Volunteer Movement, and
other topics; Christianity they referred to as the cure for the present
social, economic and political ills of the world. The spirit of Christian
sincerity and earnestness displayed by these men and women was a great
inspiration, and something of their spirit was caught by the huge gathering. Applause was banned; but the fervor with which the assembled
delegates sang old-time hymns, and the earnestness of the informal little
chats after the meetings, gave some slight indication of the depth of feeling aroused. It is not too much to say that the student delegates saw the
vision, and accepted the challenge, spoken of by Dr. Mott.
After the close of the convention, on January 4th, the U.B.C. delegation had a very enjoyable return trip, reaching Vancouver on January 8th.
At various meetings held at the University after their return the delegates
gave reports and discussed the convention as fully as possible, so that
practically every student heard something of the appeal of the Student
Volunteer Movement. It is not intended, however, that these meetings
be the only result of the convention, as far as the University of B. C. is
(Continued on Page 123) Gty? Alumni fbttmty
THE year of 1919-1320 has been the busiest in the history of the
Alumni Society. We have undertaken several new projects, of which
the most important is the Curtain Club. Under the presidency of
Miss K. Peck, '17, this club has overcome a great many obstacles. The
society this year formed an Athletic Club. We hope, in a year or two, to
field Rugby and basketball teams which will be as fast as any of the local
teams. If the players from the University teams will sign on with us
as they graduate, we should field teams which are well-trained and composed of men who have already played together for years. We have our
night at the Chalmers' gymnasium, and hope to secure at least one tennis
court for our use in the summer months.
Our newly-established Students' Vocational Employment Bureau
promises to be of some assistance to the University students.
Another innovation is our more or less regular series of luncheons,
which have been followed by addresses given by such speakers as Mr.
A. L. Struthers, who gave us an interesting demonstration of character
analysis, and, incidentally, an insight into the real characters of Dr.
Ashton and Pat Fraser, '17. An address by Mr. Fish, international labor
leader, was very well received. Mr. Winn, chairman of the Workman's
Compensation Board, gave an instructive talk on the administration of
the workman's fund, and pointed out the advantages of the proposed'
State insurance scheme.
Arta *lfi
YOU will find the members of this illustrious class scattered from
China to White Rock, in every walk of life.
We are very proud to think that two of our members, Sherwood
Lett and Edward Berry, have been awarded the Rhodes scholarship, and
it was indeed with deep regret that we heard of the death of the latter.
Many of our girls are imparting knowledge to the rising generation,
and not a few of our men have entered the business world in various
parts of the continent. There are several facts which cannot be overlooked. Irene Vermilyea has lately become Mrs. Menzies, of Winnipeg,
and Nancy Dick is seeking a career in Edmonton under the assumed
name of Mrs. Elder.
Arta *ir
OWING to limited space, only general mention of the doings of the
members of Arts '17 is permissable. The majority of the members
of the first Junior year of the University of British Columbia have
entered the teaching profession, either here in the city or in the rural
parts of the Province. The young ladies, with two or three exceptions,
are busy leaving their impress on the minds of the younger generation;
one, Miss Vera Muddell, having attained the enviable position of principal of a High School. Among the men of the year, mention must be
made of our president and Rhodes scholar, Mr. John Mennie. Mr. Pat
Fraser is still pursuing his noble calling, and bids fair to become famous
before long. Chemistry called Mr. John Russell to Harvard, but we hope
he will return to Vancouver safely.
Arta 'IB
Ruth Fulton, M.A. (Freshie Life-Saver in Chemistry Lab.); Isobel
Harvey, M.A. (Travelling Y. W. Secretary); Irene Mounce, Stella McGuire, Hazel Wilband, M.A.'s, May, 1920; E. T. Best, Theologue (West
Vancouver) ; J. E. Godsmark, Theologue (England); Kathryn Brad-
shaw, B. C. Cayley, H. Mclnnes, A. H. Miller, T. Jackson, Lawyers; W.
G. Emmons, M.D., 1924; A. T. Marshall (as might be expected), Chemist; Viva Martin, also a Chemist. Pedagogues:- Lena Bodie, Dorothy
Bolton, Norma Clark (Bellingham); Iona Griffiht (Wales); Bonnie
Arta '19
THE class of Arts '19 partakes but so recently of Alumni fame that
as yet it suffers the pangs of self-consciousness. However, in spite
of this new glory, certain of its members found it impossible to
sacrifice their love of U.B.C.; so Pauline Gintzburger, Edna Marwick
and Roy Vollum strive for further academic honor, whilst Olive McLean
and John Allardyce aid the rising generation. Others—Helen Wesbrook,
Evelyn McKay and "Bill" Sutcliffe—seek knowledge in American universities. Gordon Scott devotes himself to the law of the land, whilst
Ian Gibson and Ian Shaw find attraction in business life; and Conrad
Emmons follows his gleam, "the study of geology." Then come those
of the teaching profession, to which Arts '19 has contributed well. Among
others, it numbers Alice Gross, Catherine Maynard, Marjory Peck, Connie
Highmoor, Jean Rollston, Sidney Bell and Eldred Murphy; whilst Burnie
Baine charms all who visit the hospital with her new dignity of cap and
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fax*! Hilbattb, $.A.
Hazel is tired of the quotation which aptly describes her as being
"divinely tall, divinely fair." She is a member of Arts '17, who has returned to take more English and French. She is the sort of person-who
always has all her work done beforehand—the kind one reads about, but
seldom sees.
Hag larrlag, S.A.
A mere woman has "bravely blazed the Tartarus Trail" that leads
to a mathematical M.A. in U.B.C. May is that mere woman, and—shades
of our English profs.! she also takes Physics 3 and 4. But, after all,
May is human like the rest of us star-gazers!
Jfattlttw <Sttti0bttnj*rf ULA.
Pauline, not content with the amount of French she had absorbed in
her four years, like the immortal Oliver, has come back and asked for
-more. She may be seen at all hours of the day poring over ponderous
volumes, taking extensive notes, and murmuring to herself in a foreign
lEima marmirft, $.A.
Between periods of deep concentration on Anglo-Saxon, Edna lightens the lives of other denizens of the stackroom by her clever verses.
Her latent executive powers have come to the fore this year, and she has
made a zealous treasurer of the Historical Society and archivist of the
Letters Club.
mim Mtftenn, l.A.
Olive Maclean is the guardian angel of the Bacteriological laboratory, and, when not serving tea to the "weary" throng, is zealously
trying to disprove that ladies are altogether too distracting for a laboratory. But her greatest achievement is the discovery of a unique
"key" to the Biology building—all rights reserved.
&fella Mt&ttitt, HA.
Stella has done considerable "scrabbling around" this year, and is
chiefly famous for her cultured Anglo-Saxon accent and feeling interpretation of Keats' "Where but to think is to be full of sorrow and leaden-
eyed despairs," occasioned by thoughts of her thesis. She has, nevertheless, managed to keep her "lustrous eyes" and appetite for doughnuts
(especially after eight o'clock lectures).
3rotj> Maxmtt, l.A.
Irene, the Gold Medalist of Arts '18, is finishing her M.A. course
this year. She has spent her time hewing down several trees and chopping them into minute shingles, upon which she gazes incessantly—that
is, when she is not eating chocolate eclairs.
H. 8. Sgter, l.A.
Ryder took his B.A. degree in Acadia University, but, realizing the
advantages of British Columbia, he has joined us to finish up here with
his M.A. His post-graduate work is in Economics. Between college
lectures and Mr. Ryder's sermons, the Baptist Church on the corner is in
use every day.
38. ttottraft lEmtmme, 1B.A.
"Con" graduated last year with the class of Arts '19. In his graduating year he made a reputation as an enthusiastic; geologist, and, as a
side line, took an interest in social events. There is not evidence of any
very great change this year; and if you wish to know anything about
Garibaldi, ask Con.
31. f. Utetmfe, 1B.A.
John has the distinction of having been elected Rhodes scholar from
our University for the year 1918. If you get down-hearted, and think
that you have too much work to do, get in touch with him, for, with B.A.
and M.A., and his hope for the future, he surely will convince you that
you are not at all overworked.
Page Thirty-Five GDxfari. — Early Jmpr?aBtmi0
By Sherwood Lett, Trinity College, Oxford
MANY times, since promising the Editor of the Annual an article on
Oxford, have I rued my rashness, for the hopelessness of giving
anything like an adequate conception of Oxford University, to anyone who has never been here, looms larger over me each day.
Since I have only been here one week, and I am therefore not yet
fully acquainted with that which lies deeper in the institutions of the
University, I have fortified myself against criticism by heading this
description, "Early Impressions." For should I, in my three years' sojourn among the cloisters of the town, become enamoured of their institutions, I should not want my early indiscretions held as evidence against'
I think I possessed the average British Columbian's idea of Oxford
before I came, so perhaps it would be best if I simply told what I saw
and experienced during the "breaking in" process of the most dreaded
period of college life—the first week.
It must be realized that the system is the most mysteriously casual
organization in the world. Contrasted with the Army, where rules and
regulations are carefully taught and explained to the raw recruit, Oxford
is distinctly unique in assuming that you know all her customs and traditions before you "come, up," and tells you nothing.
Perhaps I should not say nothing, for it is true they present you with
a copy of the "Statutes," in which the more important rules are all laid
down; but, unfortunately, these are inscribed in Latin, and as yet I have
not been able to ascertain, owing to my ignorance of Latin syntax,
whether I pay the gatekeeper one "numnos" if I come in after nine
o'clock, or whether he pays me nine "numnos" if I come in after one
o'clock. But I have hopes of learning to-morrow, when I am to appear
before the Dean on a charge of breaking some mysterious "roller" regulation which I have not yet fathomed in my translation of the rules.
The dress of the students is also most noticeable. The accepted
uniform for all occasions is a loose-fitting golf jacket of light grey or
brown, grey flannel trousers, heavy woollen socks (a la Canadian Red
Cross, only more definite in shape), low heels, soft collar, and a tie varying in its conflict of color with the character, status, or college of the
wearer. No hats are worn at any time, rain or shine; and gloves are
optional, but not usual. This wonderful regalia is partially obscured by
a short, black, sleeveless gown, about hip length, called a "commoner's
gown," which is always worn, even at dinner, or when one goes to one's
news agent to order one's copy of the Times. In theory, they wear their
caps, or "mortar-boards," at all times; but in prattice, their noble locks
are covered merely by the theory.
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The grey flannel trousers are universally called "bags," and no word
could describe them more accurately. The idea seems to be not simply
to have them "baggy" at the knees, but "baggy" in. every department,
fore and aft.
True, I was forced to wear a mortar-board once, when I "matriculated"; but that was an occasion extraordinary. It consisted in being
lined up with a number of other Freshmen before the "vice-cancellarius,"
who had been heralded in, in his habitual grandeur, by a dignified, heavily-
robed individual with a big brass sceptre. I thought he would ask us
some questions, but he gazed sternly at the solid row of solemn matriculants and proceeded to mutter Latin imprecations at us. I sneezed, the
fellow next me coughed, and his neighbor was biting huge portions of
cartilage from the lining of his cheeks, in vain endeavors to keep solemn.
So the process ended shortly, and we were "In Matriculam Universitas
relatus est."
One common idea prevalent among the : people of Canada is the
"supposed opportunity offered here for the barbarous, semi-savage
Colonial to mingle with the refined and cultured English youth of "r"-less
speech and ruddy countenance. While, in my short residence, I am not
prepared to say that such an idea is fallacious, nor even that it is untinged
by veracity, yet I would say, as Mark Twain said of his reported demise,
"it is greatly exaggerated."
The Oxford gentry are typically reserved, and, while I was prepared
for this-by previous experience in England, some of our American friends
found it rather disconcerting.
One American Rhodes man, possessing, perhaps, an over-abundance
of that spirit of benevolence and altruism so characteristic of American
colleges and recent Presidents, seated himself at the dinner table of his
college on his first night, and, being anxious to show his kindly interest
and fellow-feeling for the solemn-looking youth opposite him, he announced, with his most enticing smile, "My name is Gilpin, Gilpin from
Carolina." The worthy representative of British traditions, opposite,
slowly elevated his patrician nose, carefully adjusted his monocle to the
obscurity of his arched brow, and, after leisurely surveying the source of
this familiarity, casually replied, "Ah, really! Is it!" and proceeded to
examine his cutlery.
But perhaps as time ripens, and the pedigree of our ancestors has
been thoroughly scrutinized, we Freshmen may discover that these living
walls of frigidity, house hearts as warm and friendly as those of the
British Imperial officers whom we in the Army found so true and genuine.
(Continued on Page 105) ©bituar^
miss Evelyn Mrtgbt
In spite of the" fact that we all knew of her very serious illness,
the news of the death of Evelyn Wright was an exceedingly great
shock to her friends among Faculty and students alike. Popular and
capable, Evelyn held several responsible student offices since beginning her University course, being vice-president of Arts '21 last year,
vice-president of the W. L. S., and a member of the Y. W. C. A.
Cabinet. Her absence has been deeply felt by her companions in
the University, and the affection she inspired was such that her loss
will not be softened by time.
•Robert xeslie jfraser
The death of R. L. Fraser, which occurred on February 16th,
1920, leaves a very keenly-felt space in the ranks of the college.
Known to his intimate friends from boyhood as "Cherub," Fraser
possessed every quality which makes a man. He was the eldest son
of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Fraser, of Pembroke, Ont, in which town
he was born on February 23rd, 1894, and where remains his last
resting place. Anyone who knew him, in the Army, in France, in
England, and as a fellow-man, knew him to be one who lived as a
true Christian. Whatever his hand found to do, that he did with all
his might, with loftiness of ideals, with integrity and with cheerfulness.
Eowaro <L Berr?, JB.H.
In the death of Edward C. Berry, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Berry, of Murrayville, B. C, this province has lost one of its most
promising young men. The late Mr. Berry was a well-known member of Arts '16, and went overseas in 1915.   He served with the
artillery in France, until wounded and gassed at Loos, 1917. Upon
recovery, Ed. was granted a commission in the Royal Air Force-
While overseas he was elected Rhodes scholar for this province, and,
after a short visit home in 1919, returned to England to take up his
studies at Oxford. It was here that he died, aged twenty-five, on
January 25th of this year. All who knew Ed. knew him as a man
among men.
3acft TKHebster
The death of Jack Webster, last summer, was felt as a blow by
every one of his friends and acquaintances. Jack was one of those
boys who, with his cheerful, friendly and affectionate disposition,
made every one who knew him love him. Jack lost his life in a vain
endeavor to rescue his younger brother, who had accidentally fallen
from the boat in* which he, his brother and his father were fishing.
The fact that he lost his life trying to save that of another makes
it much easier to bear his loss.
"He that loseth his life .... shall gain it."
Ibector Jacftsou
A fatal accident took from our midst one of the most promising
of our young men. Hector Jackson. He was a member of the class
of Science '21. Among his fellow-students he was one of the most
popular, and always took an active part in college activities. He
served for over two years as a captain in the Canadian Engineers,
returning to the college last year. Occurrences like this remind us
that the events and the pleasures of this life are not, after all, the
most serious details of our existence.
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"Through a glass, darkly."
Margaret Robson:   "Happy am I; from care I'm free.   Why aren't they
all contented like me?"
Marjorie Matheson:   "A being breathing thoughtful breath."
Agnes Ure:    She is a slave to poetics.    "Persuasive speech and more
persuasive sighs; silence that speaks, and eloquence of eyes."
Irene McAfee:   "Do good by stealth and blush to find it fame."
Ruth Lyness:   "Too much zeal was a thing she did not approve of."
Muriel Reed:   "Thou canst not frown; thou canst not look askance, rior
bite the lips, as angry wenches will."
Helen Mortimer:   "Content I live; this is my stay—I presse to bear no
haughtie sway."
Jessie Lett:   "The mildest manner and the gentlest heart."
Miriam Carson:    "Her probity and mildness shows her care of friends
and scorn of foes."
Ella Crozier:   "I'll speak in a monstrous little voice."
Violet Dunbar:    "Let wealth and commerce, art and dancing die; but
leave me still my noble sciences."
Jessie MacBeth:   "Women of few words are the best women."
Gwen Suttie:    "What! my dear Lady Disdain.    Are you yet living?"
We didn't know how old Gwen was until High Jinks.
Dorothy Blakey:    "She only confers favors generously who appears,
when they are once conferred, to remember them no more."
Vivian Brown:   "The fashion wears out more apparel than the woman."
Grace Wilson:   "There are some silent people who are more interesting
than the best talkers."
Hattie McArthur:   "A woman's disposition is never well known till she
be crossed."
Freda Wilson:   "My heart is wax, moulded as he pleases; but enduring
as marble to retain."
Ruth Harrison:    "All her faults are such that one loves her still the
better for them."
Norma McGregor:    "Her soul aspires above the vulgar flight of low
Gwynneth Lewis:    "Sometimes cunning, sometimes coy; yet she never
fails to please."
Dorothy Brenchley:   "So womanly, so benigne, and so meke!"
Enid and Hope McKee:   "We were twinn'd lambs that did frisk i' the
sun and bleat the one at the other."
Marion Saunder: "Silent and chaste she steals along, far from the world's
gay, busy throng."
Myrtle Shannon:   "Through what a world of woe we mortals have to
Margaret McCabe:    "She speaks, behaves and acts just as she ought."
Victoria Herman: "Hath thy toil o'er books consumed the midnight oil?"
Dorothy Adams:   "And all that's best of dark and bright meet in the
aspect and her eyes."
Georgina Reid:   "Of most engaging gentleness."
Julia Greenwood:   "Her voice is sweet with deep, mysterious accords."
Bonnie Gill:   "I am nothing if not critical."   But not many of us are
frightened by her criticisms.
Nina Munn:   "To see her is to love her."
Hazel McConnell:   "For my part, getting up seems not so easy by half
as lying."
Margaret Clarke:   "Life is real, life is earnest."
Lila Coates:   "She is a winsome wee thing."
Ruth Craig is the only member of Philosophy III. who takes coherent
notes.   'Nuf sed!
Freda Handford:   "Her air is so modest, her aspect so meek."
Agnes Healy has as her motto, "Better late than never"; and she lives up
to it.
Lilian Hobson:    "Her very frowns are fairer far than smiles of other
maidens are."
Myrtle Kilpatrick is famous for her late entrance into French III.   In her
spare moments she seconds motions for the Students' Council.
Marion Laurence:   "My mother bids me comb my hair."
Dorothy Lyne:   "Gentle of speech, beneficent of mind."
Muriel, Munroe:   "In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare."   However,
Muriel is one of the rare exceptions.
May McLean:   "A smile that is childlike and bland."
Annie Smith:    "Thou large-brain'd woman"—though not many people
realize how much Annie does know.
Dorothy Bowes is one of the few serious-minded people in the class.
Silvia Goldstein:   "One vast, substantial smile."
Florence Cowling:    "She doeth little kindnesses which most leave undone or despise."
Patricia Cowan:   "A fair girl, with ways forever new."
Sadie Edwards:   "Even her failings lean to virtue's side."
Nina Mathers:   "A little folly is desirable in her that will not be guijty
of stupidity."
Page Thirty-Nine Anders:    Vic. is vice-president of the Men's Undergrad., swims in the
classical sea, and dabbles in real estate.
Barnwell is one of the most genial souls in the student body, but wastes
his time fooling with rocks.
Boss is in the ranks of the radicals, and blossomed forth this year as a
debater and reporter.
Cribb spends his weekdays at the University, his nights at Burnaby, and
on Sundays he talks the dead to life and the living to sleep.
Cross was sent over from the Royal City to get an education and a touch
of civilization.
Crute curses Taussig, plays football, and fills in his week-ends as a vendor
of Theology.
De Pencier has the appearance of a priest, a weakness for dancing, acting
and Spanish.
Fink comes from Cranbrook; but, in spite of this handicap, will become
a musician if not murdered in Math. II.
Foerster:    "Give him a piano, a pipe and a Soph.; he'll play with the
pride of a Prof."
Fournie'r:   "Oh, boy!"   Les. freely imbibes the "joie de vivre," amuses
himself with Le Journal Des Economiques and the duties of Advertising Manager.
Galbraith:   Since Agricola disappeared from academic life, Sam has been
busy looking for a substitute for the "old soldier" stuff.
Goldstein:    Cyril murders a piano and preys on scholarships and bugs.
Ingledew:   Gar. drifts in from Kerrisdale.   He is one of our jolly good
fellows, but still finds time to do Latin and rank high.
Kirby:   When the Players' Club needs a man to imitate the "lost sheep,"
they go to J. O. C.
Laird:    "Yea, verily," Fred goes on 50-mile jaunts every morning to
keep in condition for the double course.
J. Lawrence (D.C.M.), a former member of Arts '16.   He escaped from
Revelstoke, only to be captured by Victoria.
Lord:   Art excels in basketball and Rugby, and takes a leading part in
the Students' Council, Athletic Society, Players' Club, etc.
Lynch:   Mike is a reticent youth who spends his days in the Biology Lab.
Milley and McArthur were intended for twins, and, like shoes and gloves,
are found in pairsr
Mitchell:   Jimmy owns the Y.M., runs Arts '21, plays soccer, and bawls
in the Glee Club.
McDougal:    Mickey walked away with the tennis cup; but with whom
does he walk to the rink on Thursday nights?
McLean:   Harold is president of the Tennis Club, an active member of
the "Y," and a good basketball player.
Peardon:    Preston has been shattered and changed, but this is quite in
keeping with his iconoclastic tendencies.
Pumphrey:   A ladies' man.   "Say, old thing, going to the hop to-night?"
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Pratt has started to study. Frequenters of the common-room are alarmed
and long for his return.
Rive: Runs the Men's Lit., disturbs Ec. III., associates with radicals,
and is on his way to discover perpetual motion.
Rogers is a man of mystery. His compositions are creepy, and his devotion to Biology and Morpheus are alarming his parents.
Russell plays Rugby and hockey* loves ease and scorns laborious days;
but Alan is never numbered with the "also-rans."
Schell: Joe cooks experiments in the Chemistry Lab., and introduces the
latest jazz.
Scott: Morley is one of our returned men, who, for some unknown reason, has started to study.
Smith, C. D., despises text-books, wallows in Marx, and may be found
in the Soviet Ark.
Smith, W. R., our genial treasurer and vice-president of the Track Club,
was driven into a course in banking in order to cope with the monied
men of Arts '21.
Solloway is president of the Track Club, plays Rugby, and will be a
medicine-man some day.
Studer is obliging and unassuming, but cursed with a mania for Mathematics.
Usher:  Happy as the day is long.  Favorite expression, "Where's Mac ?"
Weld: While at college. Beecher is domiciled in the Chemistry Lab. He
is known as a speed fiend.
Wilby: Pet hobby, photography; pet aversion, English Lit.; always on
the rocks.
Wilks has developed into a "regular fellow." When not in a box at the
Orpheum, he is to be found in Biology Lab.
Arkley spends his holidays at canneries, and thinks all fish should be
canned.   Specialty, Freshettes.
Faiilkener:   "Seven come eleven."   What's $5.00 to a rich man!
Fisher: "The odd man" from New Westminster. Lacey excels in everything he undertakes.
Osborne: Victoria is responsible for this. Say, Hillis, what is the attraction at the book store?
Webster preserves the dignity of our year. His worries are many, as he
sits on the Students' Council and the staff of the Publications Board.
Ballantyne is always fooling with chemicals.
Beltz spends most of his time on Grouse Mountain, and spare moments in
the Geology Building.
Denham studies Greek in philosophy, philosophizes in Ec. III., smokes
and plays soccer when he is awake, and discusses politics.
Lanning has just begun to wear glasses in order to see daylight in his
various English and History courses.
.. Law:   Fred returns twice a week to interview Joe and Mack Eastman.
Yetsu comes from Waseda University to specialize in Economics. Page Forty-One Arta '22—JHnt
OF the men in Arts '22, those who were members of the class as
Freshmen last year are somewhat a minority; but the large number
of returned students, who are now Sophomores, enrich us with the
choice spirits of several former years. We are proud to give their names
first place in the history of the class. Alex. Munro, president of the
Returned Soldier Students' Club, was a delegate to the Des Moines
Conference. Other returned men are: C. A. F. Clark, distinguished by
his inevitable black bag from G. S. Clark, of the intermittent moustache;
C. H. Crickmay; J. A. Gordon; Allan Hurst, the man of many inches;
L. C. Johnston, of few; W. R. McAfee; J. P. G. MacLeod, class reporter
and a member of the international debating team; Godfrey Ray, devotee
of the god of Chance; W. T. Reid; I. E. Wells; Paul Whitley; and C. A.
Woodworth, a maker of music.
A position of prominence must be accorded to our honorary president, Dr. Sedgewick, a firm friend of the class, who never forgets his
claim to being a Sophomore himself. His cutting remarks have a beneficial influence in suppressing in us any feelings of vanity which might
otherwise go beyond bounds, for Arts '22 can claim the leading place in
the college activities of the past session. Under our modest but capable
president, Alphonse Crawford, the class held together splendidly throughout the year, and the class party, crowning triumph for the executive,
was voted to be an unqualified success in every respect. The onerous
duties of the secretary were borne by Lloyd Bolton with quiet and cheerful assiduity.
Arts '22 has things all its own way on the Publications Board, supplying all the associate editors of The Ubyssey and the Annual. On the
latter are Paul Whitley and Ted Johnson, heavy metal, both; on The
Ubyssey, associate editors Dave Taylor, who can be best described as the
personification of "pep," and Bert Imlah, whose happy smile sustains him
in a dual role, for he is also secretary of the Men's Lit.; the exchange
editor, Geoffrey Coope, who is so excessively literary that he takes lectures in English 5; and the circulation manager, Crawford. The secretary of the Literary Department, A.M.S., is Robert Munro. In the caste
of the Spring play we have two male representatives: Bruce Fraser, as
Colonel Smith, is the leading man, and H. L. Hunter also takes part.
Another active member of the Players' Club is Roy Elsey. Prominent
for musical ability are Jimmy Dauphinee, one of the best violinists in the
orchestra, and Keith Shaw, at the bass end of the double male quartette.
In the realm of sport we are proud to own two stars of the senior
Rugby team5 Lou Hunter and Hugh Ross, both built for speed. Norman
Grimmett is president of the Hockey Club, and D. Taylor of the Basketball Club, in which Les McLennan is also a promising player.
The class seems to be especially rich in those gifted with eloquence,
particularly of the variety known as argumentation. B. A. Lipson is
believed to have declaimed at the Sigma Delta Kappa, and the Economics
Discussion Club has brought to light talents of disputation in Don. Mc-
Intyre, the president, who belongs to the Players' Club and "rustles"
advertising for The Ubyssey; L. C. Heaslip, the secretary, whose favorite
remark is, "But it seems to me that . . . "; Arthur Vogee; W. G. Black,
who tries out his forces with Dr. Sedgewick on knotty points of Theology;
Norman Cutler and Clarence Dougan, whom no unexpected "explosion"
can separate; and not least, our most highly-developed Socialist, George
Limpus, who smiles whilst he coolly challenges the most exalted opinions.
Jack Shier is another good-humored person whose taste in light literature inclines toward the work of Karl Marx, while the taste of that person
of much brain and little talk, A. H. L. Stevenson, runs to the realm of
high-brow- Classics and intellectual mid-Victorianism. One hesitates to
introduce classroom references, but remark must be made of J. Duffy's
accomplishments in Latin and Greek, and Arthur Bramley's in Mathematics. And to offset this momentary tendency to gravity, let us call
attention to the gaiety of our mercurial friends, S. A. Cox and Jimmy
Herd. Other disturbers of lecture-room peace are Carlton Collard, and,
of course, those denizens of New Westminster, Richard Lamb, the irrepressible, B. Eagles, and W. Cameron. On the foregoing system, we
balance such social luminaries as Phil Wootten against sedate and virtuous students like Robert Cummings and C. N. Broadi There remain
still to be mentioned certain ones who are too proud or too well behaved
—it matters not which—to have made themselves prominent in the class;
these we must include as "dark horses," whom we do not venture to
classify. Such are Ralph Argue and A. L. Buell, legacies from Arts '21;
Gordon Letson, J. A. Harris, and E. D. Lewis.
Who would not boast of a class possessing so much genius, as these
remarks have recorded, and so much beauty, as the accompanying portraits attest? /
Page Forty-Two Arta '22—(Stria
WHEN Arts '22 Girls reassembled in September, they found that
their numbers were greatly depleted. From the larger class of
erstwhile Freshies, some had gone to Normal, some were ladies
of leisure, and others, alas! were members of Arts '23. However, those
who had survived the vicissitudes of examinations and the changes of
the vacation began the year with Miss Isobel Miller as vice-president.
Isobel, in addition to winning many friends, has proved herself a capable
member of the W.U.S. and has become a dramatic star. Miss Norah
Willis, elected treasurer of the class, is also a member of the Players'
Club, and will long be remembered for her piteous wails and missing
teeth. Arts '22 chose as its Literary representative Miss Cora Metz. The
Sophettes are of the opinion that "what Cora don't know aint worth
knowin'." Miss Gwen Kemp, elected as Athletic representative, completes the executive of the Sophomore year as far as the women are considered.   As for the remainder of the class:
natheles whyl I have time and space
Er that I ferther in this tale pace.
Me thinketh it accordaunt to resoun "
To tel yow al the condicioun
Of ech of hem so as it semed me."
Izeyle Aconley and Margaret Kefr are devotees of dancing. The
Glee Club could not get along without Kathleen Grant and Marjorie
Bullman. The graceful skating of Marion Atherton and Marjorie Swit-
zer causes them to be envied by their fellow-Sophs. Although Edna
Ballard is the baby of Arts '22, we can truly say of her: "We never
knew so young a body with so old a head." Anna Birnie's love of Latin
is one of the incomprehensible things about her. Winnie Bullock, Edna
Dodson and Mona Miles are firm believers in the proverb, "Silence is
golden." Mary Buxton's melodious voice has been ruined by her vain
attempts to pronounce German. Louise Campbell has the proud distinction of being one of the few members of the class who have ever missed
a Logic lecture. We did not expect that Chaucer would ever come in
useful, but his words alone can properly describe Jessie Casselman:
"And sikerly she was of greet disport
And full pleasaunt and amiable of port."
Margaret Clark firmly believes that Doris Dowling's favorite saying is,
"Better late than never."    Gwen Robson, Dorothy Hopper and Maud
Rowan are ice hockey enthusiasts. Norah Drury is keen on athletics.
Christie Urquhart and Josceleyne Frith represent the extremes of elongation and contraction for the Sophomores. "Grieving's a folly; come, let
us be jolly," expressed the sentiments of Molly Willcox and Doris Fulton.
Mary Gibbon and Flora McKenzie are indeed fortunate in not needing to
squander their substance on marcel waves. Helen Kerr, Patricia Gignac
and Jean Kerr form a trio whose members are never seen apart. As
secretary of the Players' Club, Dorothy Gill makes herself useful. Rena
Grant is an indispensable member of the orchestra, and Edna Rogers is
Cherniavisky in the making. "Parlez-vous francais?" Audrey Moe and
Dorothy Fingland do. If Marjorie Agnew could have visited France in
her High Jinks costume she would have charmed the enemy out of the
trenches. The Brownie Twins, Helen English and Gladys Clandinnin,
also won fame at High Jinks. Bertha Lipson, Esther Naden and Gwen
Gillis delight in blowing themselves up at Chemistry. We are sure that
some day Irene Tennant will be an historian of note. Lillian Reid upheld
the honor of Arts '22 in the inter-class debate with the Freshies. Evelyn
Monkman considers that Solomon's wisest saying is, "Thinking is a waste
of thought." Mary Munroe, as a member of the "Y" cabinet, lures you
to do social work in your spare time, and cannot be convinced that you
haven't any such thing. Dora Pye, Jessie Steves and Margaret Simpson
are also members of the "Y" cabinet. Georgina MacKinnon, generally
known as "Peter," is one of the danger-marks of the class. Once you
can spell Muriel McLoughry's name, the only obstacle on the road to
friendship with her is removed. Violet Ray illuminates our Philosophy
class. Helen Rankin's love for argument is only equalled by her love of
Economics. In Mary Shaw we have "Infinite riches in a little room."
Ruth Verchere and Annia Watson, strangers to us in September, are now
dear friends to all. Lillian Cowdell, as an editor on "Ubyssey," is responsible for every third issue of that publication. Dena Weinberg can best
be described as an untiring interrogation point.
"Now have I told you shortly in a clause
Thestat, tharray, the nombre,	
 of this compaignye.
Also I prey you to foryeve it me
Al have I nat set forth	
Here in this tale as they sholde stonde,
My wit is short, ye may wel understonde."
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SUPERLATIVE in numbers, Arts '23 is superlative in many other
ways. We have distinguished ourselves in almost every activity of
the college; encouraged by the kindly interest shown in first year
doings by our honorary presidents, Professor Russell and Miss Simpson,
to whom we here express our gratitude and appreciation.
The class executive is:
Men—President, R. Hunter; vice-president, M. Saunders,' secretary,
J. Crowley; treasurer, R. E. Walker; athletics representative, S. C. Gale;
literary representative, J. V. Clyne; class reporter, A. D. Hunter.
Women—President, E. Eveleigh; vice-president, M. Osterhout;
secretary, P. McKay; treasurer, M. Gordon; athletics representative, J.
Buckerfield; literary representative, A. M. Anderson.
We owe much of our initiative and progressiveness to the large
number of returned men, that forms so salient a feature of our year.
Some of the vim and vigor of the warriors' life they have infused into
our favored class, until we are ripe for deeds of "derring-do." Dispensing with false modesty, let us admit at once that we have left our mark
on 'Varsity life; though, it must be confessed, it has also left its mark
on us:
'Tis the voice of the Freshie; I heard her declare:
"They have ruined my beauty and sanded my hair;
They made me roll peanuts by means of my nose,
On hands and knees, backwards, and stubbing my toes."
'Tis the voice of the Freshman; I heard him complain:
"They soused me, and shocked me, and caused me much pain.
They clipped me bald-headed, and pounded me sore;
But I pity the wretches of Arts '24!"
The wild rites of initiation over, we settled down to the arduous life
of the undergraduate, while our pristine verdancy gradually took on more
of the academic hue. Indulging freely in attendance at lectures, we have
not, however, neglected our more serious responsibilities. We have been
well represented in every organization open to us. Our fresh voices have
helped to make musical the noon hour. Exhorted by Mr. Russell, we
have struggled valiantly with refractory diaphragms.
The Players' Club, too, owes to Arts '23 quite a constellation; some
of whose bright, particular stars are: Kirsteeh Leveson, Alfreda Berkeley, Helen Clarke, Evelyn Eveleigh, Katie Duff Stuart, H. G. Scott, H.
M. Saunders, C. Y. Robson, E. W. Jackson. All these distinguished
themselves in the Christmas plays, and some of them have earned still
brighter laurels on the stage of one of the city theatres.
Page Forty-Six
Our year has taken an active part, also, in the doings of the literary
societies.   In the debate between the men of the first and second years,
. H. G. Scott and T. J. Fahey worthily represented the class.   The "Fresh"
end of the corresponding debate was supported by Madge Portsmouth
and the dear, departed Katie Allardyce.
To the oratorical contest the Freshman year contributed no less than
three of the five competitors, namely: H. G. Scott, R. E. Brown, and H.
W. Johnson. Two Freshettes, Marian Roberts and Dorothy Walsh, entered the lists in the women's oratorical contest.
A number of Freshies attend the learned lectures of the Chemistry
Society, afterwards discussing the less abstract propositions of tea and
cake.   Our representative in this organization is Evelyn Gilbert.
The Alliance Francaise, too, is aware of us. The sprightly Beth sees
well to that.
Arts '23 has, by the way, done much to brighten the reading-room.
As a result of our efforts, it has often assumed that social, free-and-easy
air that was so sadly lacking before. We hasten, however, to acknowledge
the valuable services of -the other years in bringing about this needed
Both the men and the women of Arts '23 have taken an active part
in sports. The men have been well represented on the Rugby, soccer,
basketball and hockey teams, while the women have provided a number
of good players for the girls' hockey and basketball teams. The chief
contribution of Arts '23 has, perhaps, been the support they have given
the various teams on the side-lines. At the Rugby matches "prosh" have
been much in evidence, raising their lusty young^ voices in "Kitsilano"
and other yells.
The initiative of some members of the class was shown at the
famous 'Varsity-Centrals game, last November, when they took a
decorated truck to Brockton Point. Woodside, our famous "jazz" artist,
obtained possession of a truck from his paternal ancestor, and, with the
assistance of others, decorated it in blue and gold. Then, with a hastily
assembled jazz band, and numerous rooters, they made their way to
Brockton Point, and contributed greatly to the downfall of the Centrals
with weird and wonderful noises.
. Then there's our favorite "indoor sport," "La Danse," to borrow the
phrase of one of our revered Seniors. At the Arts dance we rubbed
elbows with 'Aughty Alumni, Stately Seniors, Jaunty Juniors, and Sophisticated Sophomores; and we enjoyed ourselves immensely in our
fresh, innocent way—as we always do.
Dancing, playing games and cards, the "Frosh" had a jolly evening
at the best class party of the year.   Its success was due primarily to the good-fellowship among the members of Arts '23, and to the ability of
the class executive in organizing an entertainment that would make all the
Freshmen better acquainted and more interested in the class as a whole.
The party brought about this happy end, but, likewise, gave us all a hip-
hilarious time.
Dr.   Ashton  received  some  valuable  information   from  first  year
French papers.   He learned that
"Most of Racine's heroines are women";
"Moliere was born at Point Neuf, and later came to Paris";
"La Fontaine made several translations from the classics, and then
turned to literature."
* *      *
Kirsteen and Gladys have a well-established postal service along
mathematical lines.
* *      *
If you want to know anything, go to Helen Reid about it.
* *      *
Eve—President of the 23rd Republic of Women.
* *      *
Brown, of the Brown Brotherhood, brooks no Bolshevist.
* *     *
To Katie A.
There once was a maiden, but transient was she—
She left lonely the swains of our fair U.B.C.
* *      *
Where's Proctor?   Behind the wallpaper.'
* *      *
"As sound as a Bell" has become a by-word in Maths. Distinction
R. E. Walker (to policeman in Victoria)—Say, bo!  What town is
* *      *
All the histrionic talent is not in the Players' Club.   Gladys Pedlow
starred in Much Ado About Nothing.
* *     *
Wilcox—I love my Uncle John.
* *     *
Bea Pearce lives for doughnuts and basketball—to be taken separately.
Dr. S :  "O wad some power the giftie gie us to see oursels as
Freshies see us!"
* *      *
Dr. Ashton (to Freshman class)—He sank lower, and lower, and
lower, and finally—he married.
* *      *
We notice quite an enthusiasm for literature on the part of a certain
first year section. Does the importation of Oxford graduates encourage
self-cultivation in English?
* *     *
Great men's sons are sometimes great; e.g., Norman Robertson.
* *     *
Ethel Brown's achievements this session: Punctual at lectures four
times; answered one question in English class.
* *      *
Mr. Henry—You should always lean on your subject.
Frances Benedict—I did; but it broke.
* *      *
Wilson—O super-sensitive, aesthetic soul!
* *      *
Kenny Carlisle—Gimme my shirt.
Hatch, Chester and Cameron (in chorus)—Come on, Red!
* *      *
Purdy—Thrice ejected, thrive returned.
* *     *
Cicero and Virgil sing sweet lullaby,
And charm into slumber fair Phyllis MacKay.
* *      *
Pretty and tall,
Witty and wise,
So sweet and so canny—
This you will all
At once recognize
As a portrait of Annie.
* *     *
Baynes and Bloomfield—
"Come, join with us in mountain acrobatics ;
'Tis healthier far than 'swatting' mathematics!"
Page Forty-Seven Snbtatt Hitter
(To M. M.)
Heaven is To-day!
And here, where I can feel
The kiss of sunlight on my lips,
The breath of summer winds
Upon my cheeks ;
Where I can hear the lusty voice of mountain creeks
As their vagrant water drips
O'er granite crags, and finds
Its tuneful way through miles of maple grove;
Where I can hear the whisperings
And light-hearted laughter of friends
And lovers, as they rove
In a divine forgetfulness of all things
About them;
Where the bluebird, like a gem,
A sapphire set in emeralds,
Flickers among the leaves
And lends
His lyric notes to passing winds; and where
The sunshine with the shadow weaves
A shimmering mosaic on the bare,
Brown, forest floor; is Heaven enough for me!
And he, and he, and he are here
With me,
Leaping and laughing through the shadowy woods;
Or in a sheer
Unbounded ecstasy
Are plunging in the purple sea;
Or resting in cool, moist canyons where it seems
That all is clothed in a mist of quiet dreams.
And you are here,
Whose free and lustrous hair
Gleams like a burnished filligree of gold;
Whose slender, satin body I dare
Not touch, and almost—almost fear
To look upon.  O!  Here
Is that elusive Heaven for which men strive,
Yet seldom find,
As though too keen a sight had made them blind.
What matter if the fibre of your skin
Shall soon become
The fibre of the earth, and some
Be as the dust that flies before
The wind, and some lie on the shifting floor
Of ocean caverns?   What matter if,.within
The sodden mould, my body lie
Beneath this grand old tree?
What if its thousand twisted roots shall pry
My whitened bones asunder; worms and pebbles,
Skeletons of last year's leaves,
And moss, and dead, brown bracken be
My only company?
For still its boughs shall spread their shade,
Imbued with a new strength, and still
Shall shelter—other lovers, other friends
Than those / see.   What matter ?—then!
To-day—To-day is Heaven!
Wigwam Inn,
May, 1919.
G. G. C.
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IT was with high hopes and a sense of new-found dignity that the class
of Science '20 entered upon its Freshman year.
We who remain to graduate this session recall how impressed we
felt when the first day of the term opened and we stood on the thresh-
hold of our academic life and made the acquaintance of the fellows who
would perhaps be associates through the four years of University work.
There was one young lady among our number—a flower, as it were,
that bloomed among the weeds, and relieved to an extent that rough
appearance which is the accepted badge of Applied Science students.
Miss Healey stayed with us for two years, and was a very valuable secretary for the class.
The Freshman year was a huge success, and, like a whirlwind, the
session closed. That big scrap, mainly between Science and Arts Freshmen, is remembered by all who participated. Looking back upon these
misdemeanors, we would hesitate to suggest that such outbursts are to
the best interests of University life; yet it is with a certain satisfaction
that we feel that we were regular Freshmen, at any rate.
Quite a number of the class enlisted before the close of the session;
but most of them are back again, picking up the thread of study where
it was broken.
During our Sophomore year our numbers were further depleted, as
members enlisted or dropped out. It was a sadly reduced class that began
the grind in the fall of 1918, our Junior year.
We who remain wish success to these one-time members of Science
'20, many of whom are here again in other classes. It is with pride that
we point to their record during the war. Here we must pause and remember dear old Bruce Hillis—"He flung his merry youth away for
country and God."
Our third year was begun in a dilatory manner with surveying
school, under the patient and able guidance of Prof. Matheson. The
membership of this class increased from one at the beginning of September to four at the end, as members appeared at weekly intervals.
The work consisted chiefly of a hydrographic survey of the Fraser
River* below Eburne. Distracting influences played havoc with any ideas
of accuracy and detail, as was found, to our sorrow, when the map was
constructed in the draughting-room.
At the end of September, when the University proper opened, our
numbers were increased to ten. Throughout the year diversion in the
way of lectures was provided by Prof. Turnbull in Metallurgy 1, when
an alert and not at all perplexed audience listened with delight and understanding to his explanations of eutectics and cooling curves. Unfortunately for us, our understanding may not impress him when revealed
on paper, as results of the Christmas and final examinations show.
During the year some of our chemical engineers developed a mania
for explosives, notably fulminate of mercury. The nonchalant manner in
which the latter was handled was frequently a cause of concern to those
in the immediate vicinity.
The mining students reported the following from the lips of Dr.
Hodge, in the course of his description of conditions in a past geological
" . . . . and the hills were covered with no grass."
The fourth year finds us with a membership of nine, all prospective
grads. We have a new member in the person of "Mollie" Lambert, of
old Science '17, a man peculiarly addicted to sudden attacks of sickness,
particularly on certain afternoons when hockey practice is held, necessitating his absence from lectures.
We encounter something new this year in the form of a thesis which
is proving effective in stimulating interest as well as work. This explains
Andrews' sudden interest in spruce bark, and the worried expression on
McKechnie's face when he assays his tailings from an oil-concentration
It had been our hope that we might be privileged'to graduate from
Point Grey. However, we hope soon to see the University firmly established on its permanent site.
While making these few remarks, we feel that our joy attendant
upon the prospect of graduating and getting really started in our engineering profession is tempered with no small regret at severing the
ties of friendship between ourselves, our professors and fellow-students.
Always with us, we shall carry a memory of happy associations; and the
friendships we have made at the University, we trust, will continue in
later life as we meet in business and social pursuits.
So we let go the apron-strings of our Alma Mater.
Page Fifty One H. N. WATTS
This young gentleman was. a member of Science '17 in the good old days, but, owing to his having
spent several years in Europe on a little shooting expedition, he is now graduating in '20. "Work
don't bother him, and he don't bother work," however ungrammatical it may be, describes him to
some extent.    Since he is big and husky, we dare not say anything more about him.
He was Capt. Lambert, if you please, when in the Flying Corps, but everjbody calls him "Molly."
He always carries with him a cheery grin and a happy-go-lucky air, which is, perchance, the reason
why he is so popular. This may be the reason, too, why he was able to pull the wool over the eyes
of the Geology Department. Witness his high marks. He excells in ice hocky as goal tender of
the 'Varsity Senior team.
Eddie Herbert is not the quiet, inoffensive and unobstrusive youth which his picture would proclaim him. If there is a fight, he is in it; if there is mischief about, look for Herbie; yet he has
always kept his reputation of being the best-natured fellow in Science. In everything, studying included,
he shows the same reckless daring speed which has characterized him since he was a Freshman.
This dashing young gentleman bids fair to become one of the world's great financiers. Already
he has displayed precocious capitalistic tendencies, and will, no doubt, soon be the object of the
vituperation of local socialist agitation. We are afraid he will live a short, speedy life, terminated
by a violent and sudden death unless Hank Ford makes cars that will not movs more than ten miles an
hour. Even should this happen, Walter would probably produce his proverbial "chunk of lead" and
raise the speed to seventy. If you ever see a Ford speeding up for corners and taking them on two
wheels, you may be sure that Rebbeck is driving.
Aylard is the man who works. The giddy whirl of youthful pleasures beckons him in vain. His
only delight is in studying. However, being a Mining Engineer, he also indulges in long hikes and
mountain climbing excursions. Aylard's name has always appeared among the first on our past list.
We fully expect that in a few years his name will appear among the first of the mining engineering
profession of our Province.
Harry is even now well on his way to becoming a successful Chemical Engineer. He contemplates following up the pulp and paper industry. He is one of those fortunate individuals who can
mix work and fun in just the exact proportions, with the result that he has carried off more than one
scholarship and has yet contrived to extract a moderate amount of enjoyment out of life. He does
not confine his energies to studying, however, for last year he proved himself a valuable member of
the 'Varsity basketball team.
Jarge is the President of Science '20 this year. All through his college career he has had various
offices thrust upon him in spite of the fact that he has been continuously endeavoring to escape. Last
year he sat on the Students' Council as Preident of Science, which position he filled to the satisfaction
of all. Public life has little attraction for him. He is a man of the great outdoors, a keen mountaineer,
and seems especially fitted to the calling he has chosen, Mining Engineering.
Tammy is  the  only representative  of  his  race in Science now.    We feel sure that he will be able
to teach his friends in Japan a great deal about Chemical Engineering.    He is famous as the inventor
of the  oft repeated word "effingy,"  which  goes  to show  that he  has the true  instincts  and qualities -
of  a  successful  engineer.    His  latest  accomplishment is that of public speaking.    Witness his oration
at the Science smoker.
D. C. McKECHNIE H      '
McKechnie is the living denial of the old story that "Little boys should be seen but not heard."
He has strong opinions on every subject and is never afraid of expressing them. In spite of his
extreme youth "he contrives to assume a very blase and sophisticated manner. McKeck should make
a good  Mining Engineer.    He will be able to  sell mining stock, at least.
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IT has seemed to us that life has been taken more seriously this year
than it was the previous session.   No doubt the advent of the fellows
who lost so much time during the period when they were fighting for
democracy has had an influence in stimulating a desire to study rather
than to play horse.
Then again we have, of course, passed from the semi-childish fancy
of the Sophomore into the more mature "mental poise" of the Junior
year; and, since we have reached the year of specialization in the branches
of engineering which we have adopted, a keener interest in the pursuit of
knowledge has prevailed.
Human nature, however, is not entirely eliminated even in third
year, and, on occasion, the safety-valve has popped; but it has been a
mere diversion from the even tenor of study—a jog, so to speak, in the
curve of efficiency the class plotted for itself as the session advanced.
The writer feels convinced that our idiosyncracies have been successfully buffeted, recorded, and verbally cartooned in the Annuals which
have appeared in previous years, from the days of McGill. We have
among us representatives from Science '15, '16, '17, '18, '19, '20, and, of
course, the original Science '21.
The writer doubts very much whether these characteristics have
materially changed, and he would not care to attempt to improve on such
descriptions as written by men who have been in a better position to
observe them at a time when the safety-valve was always popping and
the steam at super-heat. An attempt will be made, however, to give a
brief outline of Science '21 as it now exists.
The men of our class have not been impartial in entering into college
activities. Perhaps it was with more zeal that we helped to plan the
Science smoker, the Science dance, and looked forward to indulging in
the general social functions of the University, than we put into a contemplation of the final exams.; yet we are convinced we are not abnormal
in this regard.
The celebrated "Pinky" Morrison belongs to our class, and we are
proud of his Rugby record.
Bill Hatch, so well known to most of the Science men, is a man of
perverted versatility, with a blighted musical instinct that has jazzed and
ragged the dignity, the beauty, and the classical soul out of many a protesting piano. He is a football player of some merit, and takes lectures
with an abandon and a tolerant semi-humorous philosophy.
Gilley and Hatch are inseparable. We can almost identify the two
of them so far as personality is concerned.    Gilley himself does not
desecrate music, but takes a fiendish delight in the activities of his associate in this and other diversions.
"Cosine" Swanson is an original member of Science '21, a man of
bulk and brains, the president of the class, and a keen participator in
athletics. Seeming indifferent to any form of study, he walks off with
all honors in the examinations.
Kingham holds the position of vice-president of the class, and also
represents Applied Science on the Students' Council.
Doyle is secretary for the class.
Stone was a member of Science. His characteristics have no
doubt been previously recorded, but the present writer has failed to successfully analyze them.
Thompson, a previous member of Science, is absolutely irresponsible.
He was a McGill student before enlisting. Any attempt to tell him a
joke is futile, as he has already heard it.
"Spex" Melville needs no introduction.
Gill is one of the original Science '21, and a man of silent speculation;
but with a good sense of humor.
Plummer previously belonged to Science, and, after service at the
front, is naturally taking his studies seriously.
Bob Anderson is of the original Science '21, and is very popular with
the young ladies of the University.   "Who is she ?"   "Ask Bob."
Rose was a member of Science '18 before enlisting. He takes great
interest in mining.
McPhee was a member of Science '19 when he enlisted in the Flying
Corps.   He still has a pleasant smile and the same care*-free manner.
James was originally president of Science '20. He is quiet and calculating in disposition, as before.
Carter was a member of Science '18 before enlisting.
Payne—"Oh, boy!" Such a mixture of emotions, cynical, sardonic,
sarcastic! At one moment tossing on the peak of optimistic exuberance,
and another time -so hopelessly "bored."
White, originally a member of Science '16, is quite a devotee to
Honeyman belonged to Science '16 before enlisting. He shines at
Wallace is prominent in literary and debating circles and as a member of The Ubyssey staff.
Drewry is taking a civil engineering course. He joined the Flying
Corps while in Science '18.
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ROLL UP, ladies and gentlemen!  Come in your thousands and your
tens of thousands to view this mighty array. Yes, sir; here we have
them—the only original example—the most stupendous collection of
stars and shining lights, collected from the four corners of the earth.
Here we are!   Gaze upon us—the famous class of Science '22!
Take another good look at our picture across the page, and, having
feasted your eyes, turn to find out who we are and what we have accomplished.
When the old barn doors swung open, in September, nineteen-
.nineteen, there entered forty odd stalwart sons of Canada. Most of these
were from the Old Country, "dontcherknow"—just come back from a
short sojourn over there of anywhere up to five years. "What were they
doing over there?" did you say. Oh, I dunno! Didn't someone say there
had been a war ?
Well, anyhow, back they came—flying men of international fame,
artillery experts, some ordinary "gravel-crushers," and two or three
"mule-skinners" thrown in to boot. Then, besides this array, there were
the returned heroes back triumphant from battling with last year's final
examinations. Altogether an imposing array of latent engineering
Our first operation of the year was the Herculean task of putting
Point Grey on the map, both literally and figuratively. First we had to
discover this now well-known metropolis, and more particularly to select
a site on which to plant the finest University which Canada ever will
have. Trust us! We found this site all right. Then, with a two-hundred-
foot tape, we proceeded to tie up in small bundles all of the earth's surface
we could honorably lay our hands upon. This done, we gathered together
our two wagon loads of broken transits, lost chain-pins, unused chewing
tobacco and cigarette butts, and departed, leaving our agricultural
brethren to turn over and have another snooze.
Returning once more to our palatial sanctuary, "The Barn," we
settled down to that humdrum portion of college life, marked out with
dances, smokers, and midnight matinees, with here and there a lecture
interspersed. Of course, it is in the last-mentioned phase of the work
that we excel. When it comes to juggling feet per second, per second
with dynes per square centimeter, and B.T.U's and kilowatts, and farads,
and coulombs, and Hebbs, etcetera ad infinitum, we are the Kandykidds
from Awayback. Our friend, Professor Killam, does not synchronize his
opinions with ours regarding above abilities; but who can argue with a
slide-rule genius of his magnitude ?
Now how about a closer view of some of this great engineering
fraternity? Wouldn't you like a fleeting glimpse of some of Canada's
future master minds ? Well, then, cast aside your stately robes of mourning (we mean "learning"); don a pair of Peabody buckjumpers, and a
gladsome smile; get your old corncob under a head of steam, and sail
westward with an angular velocity of alpha radians per second.
First of all we would like to introduce to you our famous all-star of
the Rugby squad—Al Bickel. Just watch his smoke! Then comes the
'Varsity basketball team, represented by two towers of strength in Syd.
Anderson and George Dixon. The last-named gentleman is also the
ex-champion lecture-dodger of the Fall term. Close to these three you
may see meandering around the only double-jointed jazzing yell leader
the college ever had.   You know him, our old friend Meekison..
But these are only a few of them. The shining lights of the intellectual realm are far more numerous. Take, for instance, the present
leader of the Chemistry II. world. Being the only lady student within
our borders, you doubtless know to whom we refer. She it is who adds
culture and dignity to all our proceedings.
Then we might introduce to you several other leaders in modern
Science, such as our friends Si Peck, Eric Coles and Mike McLennan.
Don't forget the famous trio, Bob Fournier, Lee Handy and Hugh
McPhalen. If they don't happen to be around when you call, take a stroll
down to the old Vancouver Hotel. They will be there, sure enough,
shooting snooker in the basement.
Then, too, we must make mention here of the. two geniuses, Woby
Banfield and Hub Pearse, who were supposed to have invented originally
that famous step-ladder, whereby they could get up earlier in the morning.   But we still "hae oor doots" on the question.
Of the remaining members of the class, a page or more could easily
be written concerning each. Alas! generalities must need suffice. But
if within the next twentyrfive years or so you learn of any wonderful
triumph of scientific achievement, any great feat of engineering skill,
look closely at the author of the work, and doubtless you will find that the
man behind the job was a former member of the now presented class of
Science '22.  .
G. F. F.
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WHENEVER before was there such an aggregation as Science '23 ?
We feel that we are well within the elastic limits of modesty in
saying this; but perhaps you have never seen us!   We are composed largely of returned soldiers, who are ever ready to add a little
"jazz" to things at hand, whether lectures or furniture.
We consider ourselves indeed fortunate in having obtained a very
worthy, but no less efficient, honorary president in the person of Dr.
Hebb. When not displaying inponderable formulae to our unseeing eyes,
he is always ready to enjoy all the fun with the funniest of us. Stan.
Guy, our excellent president, is inseparable from the "gang." His cheery
smile is so refreshing that we are seldom troubled with the "blues" these
sunless mornings. Rex Cameron, vice-president, and the best of sports,
is a regular whale when it comes to wrangling 100 per cent, out of his
mechanics experiments. Moreover, the apparatus is none the worse for
his wear. Jones, who owns another well-known countenance, is easily
recognized as reporter-in-chief. Why? Because he can't help it. Should
the froth of excitement get a little stale, he starts smoking, or runs everybody down to sign a petition, pleading that students be allowed to camp
at the dances until breakfast time. The poor writer of this romance, whose
ink runs but slowly, boldly pens his mates as they really are. It's surprising that he wasn't scalped long ago! In athletics, the class has stepped
right out of its shoes, putting its best leg foremost in all lines of sport,
inclusive of Rugby and marbles. We are proud to proclaim—nay, it is
already well known—that "Gee" Ternan is the best five-eighths Rugby
'player in the city. H. Gwyther possesses the kick of the proverbial
Maud, and, as a by-product, invents perpetual motion machines, while
Val. Gwyther courses through the pack with the momentum of a
runaway freight train. Heyland is another of our stars, for he never
fails to get them over. We have also developed intellectually, as fully
demonstrated by Ure's mastery of Descriptive Geometry and Giegerich's
reduction of his voice to at least fog-horn proportions. How did he get
that way? No one knows. Brown and Dean are hot on the trail of
Gay-Lussac and his interesting experiments. The final reaction of beer
on salt reveals interesting facts to the thirsty twain. Parker, a true
Missourian, argues in fine style, and always expresses a profound knowledge of things too deep for his pals, who are particularly awed by his
more or less useful theories on motion in a straight line.
We seriously object to wagering; hence, expressions such as "I'll
bet you a quarter" are seldom heard; although there is an insistant rumor
that Baker lost two cents in an exciting bet with Gunn that the world
would come to an end. Gaming is also on the "black list," Messrs. Keith
and Hooper being the most radical prohibitionists.
Clegg, alias "Knockout Pete," bestowed honors upon his class by
recklessly taking part in a fistic bout at the Science smoker. Berry, at
one time our sole hope for salvation, has now developed a queer reckless
attitude towards matter. We absolutely couldn't understand it, nor were
our suspicions squashed, until one night he was actually seen taking
dancing lessons. Unfortunately, there is not a single member of the fair
sex in our midst; but perhaps just as well, for Anderson and Gregg find
it most comforting to sound a word of warning, in most voluble terms,
when thumb-tacks in a state of restful equilibrium have been substituted
for the otherwise agreeable surfaces of their stools. Evans, seconded by
Guernsey, advocates that Trigonometry be taught in conjunction with
billiards. Gross still maintains that there was boracic acid in the punch.
Studying is his sideline, when not playing Rugby or basketball, or doing
other things, which we shall just label "et cetera." MacPherson is the
Science warbler. When asked how much he wanted for his whistle, he
answered: "Sorry, but I shall be pleased to give a recital at any time.
Will that do?" It will! Spats enhance Byrn to perfection. Absorbing
lectures is his hobby, of course.
Near the beginning of last term, we held a get-together campaign.
Led by Grey, Corfield, and opera glasses, the bunch took possession of
the orchestra seats at the Avenue, where the follies of the season were
thoroughly enjoyed. The habit grew, until now the Orpheum staff
expresses genuine pleasure at our visitations.
Although united into one happy throng in the winter session, we
may be found scattered in the most "wild and woolly" places imaginable
in summer.
We would like to complete our list of celebrities; but, space not
permitting, we feel it our sorrowful duty to bring this narrative to a
close.   Curtain!
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THE ten o'clock whistles had just sounded, and all the clocks in
the "Belleview Apartments" were justifying their existence. Of
course, the tinkling chime of Miss Eleanora McMaster's timepiece
—a skittish little bit of mechanism, which never registered the correct
time, but was valued for "sentimental associations"—had been heard five
minutes before, but then all the inmates of the building were accustomed
to the idosyncrasies of Miss McMaster and her belongings. Now Colonel
Robertson's eight-day clock, the acknowledged aristocrat of the fifteen
odd varieties in the apartment, was striking — one—'two, with proper
recognition and appreciation of the value of each stroke, and mingling
with its deep, solemn bass, came the rather frivolous "cuckoo" Of Mrs.
Robertson's new block.
In suite 10, on the top floor but one, Mrs. McPherson heard the
chimes die away, with a worried expression on her still comely, good-
humored face. She dropped the sewing from her work-roughened hands;
she opened the hall door and called, "Tarn! Tarn!" As Tarn remained
persistently absent, she closed the door and busied herself in the kitchen,
preparing a palatable supper for the wanderer, and mingling with it
sundry reflections on his character. "Tarn, Tarn," she said, tying on her
apron, "puir wee Tarn! What are ye doin' oot at this time o' night? And
yer supper waitin' here for the last twa hours!" Or again, as the iniquity
of Tarn overcame her, "Tarn, ye wee scoundrel, what possessed ye tae
gang stravaging at sick a lik' time ?"
After a few minutes of this her anxiety got the better of her, and
she went out into the hall again. The inhabitants of suite 6 were having
a card party, and the man in No. 2 was playing his violin; otherwise,
"Bellview Apartments" kept early hours, and were enjoying the sleep of
the just. Mrs. McPherson crossed the landing and listened at the door
of Miss McMaster's flat. "She's gone tae bed, the puir budy. I'll just
rap an' see if she's seen onything of Tarn."
"The puir budy" herself opened the door, and her expression showed
vast relief at finding no one more terrifying than Mrs. McPherson outside.
"Hae ye seen onything o' ma' Tarn?" asked the latter; "he's been
gan' sin' five o'clock, and he hasna' had ony supper yet."
"O, Mrs. McPherson," broke in Miss McMaster, "you don't think
anything has happened to him, do you? And yet you never can tell what
accidents will happen these days "
"Havers!" said Mrs. McPherson, "Tarn can tak' care o' hisself.
Don't ye go puttin' sich notions in ma head, or I'll be ringing up the
p'leece station next."
Leaving the flustered Miss McMaster to conjure up visions of a
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mangled Tarn, she went down to the next landing and interrupted the
card party, with a request for information as to Tarn's whereabouts.
"You don't mean to say Tarn's lost," said the hostess, bustling out.
"Dear little Tarn!   However did it happen?"
"I couldna' say," she replied. "He maun a' slippit oot when I
opened the door a minute.   He's been awa' sin' fower o'clock."
"Mercy on us, Mrs. McPherson," said the other. "We'll all come and
help you hunt for him. We could never leave the poor innocent out in
the street to-night.'1"
"Tarn?" said one of her guests; "who's Tarn?   Is he "  But Mrs.
McPherson was already across the hall and she was knocking at the door
there. "The puir buddies ha'e gaen tae bed; I'll jist rap again and ask if
they've seen ma Tarn." No response. "Ah, weel, they maun be sleepin'.
I'll just rap again." This time she was successful, for the master of the
flat came to the door, and, between yawns, disclaimed any acquaintance
with Tarn. "And I only wish I had a chance to deal with Tarn," he muttered, sleepily, as the cavalcade vanished downstairs.
Mrs. McPherson paused at the suite below. "Ha'e ye seen onything
o' Tarn, Colonel?   He's been awa' sin' twa o'clock."
"Confound that Tarn of yours!" thundered the irascible old gentleman. "This is the third time he's been lost this week. No! I haven't seen
him; and if I had, I wouldn't own acquaintance with him!"
But his wife was more tender-hearted. "Poor little Tarn. I do hope
he will turn up soon."   And she joined herself to the search party.
"But who is this Tarn ?" asked the young man again. "O, don't you
know Tarn?" someone took time to answer. "Why., he's just Tarn—Mrs.
Mcpherson's Tarn."
And now they had reached the ground floor, an anxious throng,
seeking news of the wanderer. Mrs. McPherson was trying her last hope:
"I'll just rap again," she was saying, when a sleepy voice within commanded, "Jeanie, go and open the door."
"Ha'e ye seen onything o' Tam ?" asked Mrs. McPherson, with stubborn calm. He's been awa' sin* one o'clock, and he has na' had onything
tae eat a' this day."
"Gosh!" ejaculated Jeanie, rubbing the sleep from her eyes. "Surely
he ain't gone an' lost his self again?" At this gruesome suggestion Miss
McMaster began to sob. "Poor Tarn's gone; I can feel it in my bones,"
she gulped.   "We'll never see the lammie again."
"I'll no gi'e up hope yet awhile," said the one most interested in the
truant's welfare. "Only the guid dee young, an' Tarn's no angel, as ye a'
ken weel."
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President Undergraduate Society, Treasurer Alma Mater,
Our illustrious President was one of the Agriculture team which
defeated Science in debate. Mr. Leckie has a nice little fruit farm near
Keremeos, and Honest John will do well to retire when the Keremeos
Fruit Growers go into politics. Horticulture is Dick's hobby, and those
specializing in other departments are astonished at his capacity — for
apples. It has been rumored that he intends to operate a taxi service
between Braemar and the Arts Building.
M. 3. {$ta\mttf l.A.
Were it not for dance committees and "Ernie's" insufficiency in
culinary art, and a few moments spent in the Organic lab.—thanks to
brave "Mac," she still lives—Miss Mounce would have a regular Arts
time of it. Marion is Vice-President of the Agriculture Undergraduate
Society and of the class, and representative to the Discussion Club. She
also represented us at Des Moines; that Shorthorn—(ask Dr. Todd!)
The lone Dairy  Specialist with our "195-pound"  friend at her  side?
°h> °-! Behold!   Our agriculturist—
A worker full of fun,
A dairy maiden, husky, too,
The blue-eyed Marion.
d. Ernwrt W. ©lark*
President of Agriculture '21 and Secretary-Treasurer to the Agriculture Discussion Club, "Ernie" is one of the most ardent workers who
have helped keep the Aggies to the fore during the past year. When it
comes to arrange for "eats" and mixing punch for college functions, he
can't be equalled. He does a considerable amount of studying, when
skating or dancing permit. "Ernie" spent a profitable vacation in the
Okanagan last summer. When not playing baseball and lacrosse, or hurrying about on horseback to teas and dances, he "inspected" the orchard or
drove the tractor to "keep in touch" with Agriculture.
3. 3. mrJfrttzt*
"Fred" sometimes, but usually "Mac." He is Secretary-Treasurer
of Agriculture '21, and, in his spare time, may be found hunting up pedigrees. He travelled to Portland before Christmas to attend the student
stock judging competition and uphold the honor of the University of
British Columbia.    Since returning we have noted the appearance of a
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green cap, and the latest wireless report from Marpole has it that a green
hair-ribbon is one of "Mac's" cherished treasures. "Mac" has two accomplishments which we may mention: posing for snapshots in a dairy apron
and smilingT Have you ever heard "Mac" smile ? It has his sneeze beaten.
(£. W. Qtanws
There was a man! Take heed, you college students; it is from association with men of such calibre that the greatest benefits of a college
education are derived. He is the "livest" among us, and eager for a
scrap. Not only by his own outstanding ability as a speaker, but also by
the stimulating effect which his boundless enthusiasm has had upon other
members of the club, has "Charlie" gained for the Agriculture Discussion
Club the premier place among societies at the college. He also has been
instrumental in evolving one all-embracing "Service Club" from the
several returned soldier organizations represented at the University.
€. A. SEatnb
We wonder do these appendages mean that he is considering Agronomy? Evidently so, since his mangel seed received first prize at Kam-
loops. His avocation seems to be figuring how to obtain speed with his
flivver.   Rumor has it that he spent the greater part of an evening trying
to convince a constable that he was travelling over 25 per , but the
police evidently knew what flivvers could do! Bright spots—trip from
New Westminster to Crescent Beach.   How about it, "Cecil" ?
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We were glad to welcome "Dick" this year to .the dwindling ranks of
Agriculture '21. He was originally Arts '18, and, going overseas with
the 196th, learned a great deal, so gave up Arts in favor of Horticulture.
He has proved of inestimable value in upholding the reputation we earned
in our first year as a hard working class. "Dick" stars at shifting scenery
for the Players' Club, delighting Mr. Sadler's heart with perfectly grained
butter and seeing young ladies home from Agricultural functions.
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An able exponent of the aesthetic value of frequent visits to the
"Pan." He is busy enrolling members for the Greek Society, of which he
is President. The main object of the "I Tappa New Keg Fraternity" is
to promote co-operative buying. Prohibitionists are eligible for the sister
society, "Eta Bita Pie." It is understood that equal division of any surplus proceeds will be effected by a system of alternate hosts. Few of us
realize that we have an eminent Plant Pathologist in our midst. Agrtritltnr? '22
THE farmers at last have come into their own.  The Faculty of Agriculture is not built of rival years, but each year is bound together by
a common interest in a great ideal which acts as a nucleus around
which each student has bound himself and the rings of baser metal are
graced by two bonds of purest gold—our lady members.
Eleven of these bonds are known as Agr. '22. As they roll along
Marine Drive in the luxurious care provided by a doting University they
meditate on the folly of those who pursue less interesting studies.
So enthusiastic are these students that they insist on commencing at
eight o'clock on Tuesday morning. Even the "Angel" Manuel, fallen from
his high estate, shoulders his earthly responsibilities and diligently pursues the elusive lumps of butter.
When wearied by their arduous toils, the class breaks loose from the
confining walls of learning and tours the land in search of country dinners
and newer fields to conquer.
BERT SWEETING: "The deil's amang ye takin' notes." Bert is
president of Agriculture '22, representative to the Agricultural Discussion
Club, and reporter for Agricultural activities to The Ubyssey, and his
various offices keep him extremely busy. He professes a great fondness
for stock, but his uncanny knowledge of the science of agriculture almost
leads us to suspect that he is "another of those chicken men." Bert also
specializes in the fine art of decorating the Auditorium for Agricultural
annual functions.
RAYMOND FISHER: "Of studie he took most care and most
hede." Our vice-president has not quite decided just what to specialize
in, but at present "chickens" look good to him. Ray has taken college life
quite seriously this year, and is even suspected of burning a little midnight oil.
MARTHA S. McKECHNIE: An eminent horticulturist and a lover
of "bees" is our secretary-treasurer, who enjoys the distinction of being
our only lady member. She is a leading light in all Agricultural activities
and is vice-president of the A. D. Club.   Martha is one of the fortunate
few who delight (?) in "bug dissection"; and during each Zoology lab.
we often hear her groan and mutter, "Isn't this terrible!"
W. J. RILEY: "His twinkling eyes betray his genial nature." A
keen student of humanity and a true friend. His only fault is a passion
for experimenting in the culinary- art and a service to others is his
greatest pleasure. He and Fraser are inseparable, and we think of one
in terms of the other.
W. M. BURKE: A lovely example of the principle that "silence is
golden." His merry eyes belie his quiet temperament and reflect the
humor stored within.
HUGH RIDDELL: "This little chick has fallen from his nest"
(crowsnest). A lusty son of Alberta, lured from his home by a determination to "follow knowledge like a sinking star." Recently he was
seen staggering out of a Botany class looking for medical assistance,
fearful lest he succumb to lock jaw after being quizzed on myxomycetis.
JOHN LEAVENS: "Johnny's in town." Johnny is stepping out
this year and his latest accomplishment is dancing. His summer's experience at Point Grey has proved invaluable to his professors and he is
an authority on hoed crops. Leavens believes in the old maxim, "Look
before you leap," and has not quite determined what to major in yet.
When was this wheat planted, Mr. Leavens?
HOWELL HARRIS: Luther Burbank's certain successor. It is
to this genius that we look to obviate the hard work on an Okanagan
fruit ranch. But Slim, how about visiting classes a little earlier in the
morning ?
CLIFFORD KELLY: Says very little but thinks a great deal. His
sober mien is dispelled by the most subtle touch of humor. Anybody
here seen Kelly?    No, but you'll find him in the Chemistry Lab.
"With flattering words and gentle tone
To woo and win some guileless maid."
Not having made the acquaintance of the angels in Flanders fields,
Archie returns and starts an opposition here. He is an Animal Husbandry "specialist," but Monday mornings Horticulture lecture usually
proves too much for him and he hibernates for the remainder of the
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F. H. BATES: A one-time student of medicine at the University
of Durham, Eng.,- Fred has turned to Agriculture, and is serious in his
efforts to run to earth the "Lethargic Encaphilitis" germ in B.C. herds.
L. BENNETT is a nice, quiet youth, who led a high life during the
war, and incidentally studied the formation of the clouds above. Since
then he has descended to "terra firma," and is devoting his time to cows,
chickens and cabbages.
S. C. BARRY: Cliff, although young, has a mind much above those
of his fellow classmates. He is quite handy with a surveyor's rod if he
keeps behind it, otherwise he is liable to cause confusion in the mind of
the man who is taking the readings.
A. BLAIR: Archie disproved the old adage, for he "came late and
avoided the rush" at the term's beginning. He didn't think that "Hall
and Knight" was a practical method of multiplying, so he is trying out
a system of his own with poultry.
R. V. CAVERS: Ray is a keen agriculturist and was very disappointed last fall by not having the opportunity to don his overalls, which
he always carried on lab. days. One thing we should particularly like
to know, is what he carries in his satchel each Saturday.
W. M. BURKE: Marsh is very aristocratic and exclusive and only
appears at certain stated days and hours. The rest of the time he
refuses to see us or our professors.
"GORDIE" CALLAGHAN, while flying aloft, obtained a glimpse
of heaven. Since returning to the land he made it his ambition to
duplicate what he saw above.
L. T. DAVIS: Our worthy president, in his "enlargements" on
some of the euclidian proofs, at times causes consternation to our
mathematics professor.
H. A. FULTON: Six feet of Chilliwack's "excelsior." Harry
came to make good and is getting there.
G. L. LANDON: A son of sunny Summerland. Gordon's ambition
is to remedy the tuberculosis trouble in the feathered family.
R. G. LECKIE: A budding horticulturist, whose strongest subject
at present is billiards. Gordon and Fulton must have a sincere regard
for one another from the way in which they are continually fighting.
C. H. MacLEOD: Barney's cranium containeth much wisdom; but
he is like the cow's tail, a little behind. We refer to the mornings he
comes late and stands in fear and trembling outside the door, listening
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through the keyhole to Dr. Sedgewick expound the gospel of Palmer on
his namesake's head.
A. E. RICHARDS: Ab. is one of our budding parliamentarians.
In fact we have been thinking sincerely of sending him as consul to China,
where he will reside in Kiao-Chou.
F. F. ROLSTON: "Rollie," as he is known to everybody, is one of
our husky forwards on the 'Varsity Rugby team, always a hard worker,
who has helped time and again to put the team on top. Besides Rugby,
Frank takes a great interest in his college work—Zoology, Animal Husbandry, and—er—Chemistry?.    "Go to it Rollie, we're all with you."
L. B. STACEY: Len, after an extensive tour through France,
Mesopotamia and India, in the army, is again at the grindstone. From
present indications it looks as if he were going to keep the seat at Ottawa
in the family.
J. J. WOODS belonged to a famous fighting battalion during the
war. He now aspires to be one of those phenomenal agriculturists.
Having decided to specialize in Animal Husbandry, he spends much of
his times at dances, studying the relationship of form to function.
H. C. MacCALLUM: A one-time "sub-director" at the Agassiz
Experimental Farm. Hugh's practical advice is much sought for in
the class.
A. R. KINNEAR: Roy is one of our happy soldier "pen-pushers"
who may at some future date be either raising goats or selling eggs at
one-fifty per dozen.
BILL NEILL: A typical son of old Erin, has,undoubtedly exhibited
his native aggressiveness in the manner in which he has tackled his first
year's work. We feel sure he will succeed in spite of having forfeited
a portion of the "tale," the loss of which is referred to in the "appendix."
S. S. PHILLIPS: Were it not for "insomnia," Sperry's aggressiveness would conquer all obstacles. His favorite proverb, "I didn't
get a wink of sleep last night." It is also said of Sperry that he is an
accomplished violinist, especially about midnight. He relishes fish and
C. RIVE: Charlie's pleasant manner has gained for him an enviable
popularity among his associates. A capable judge of live stock on the
table, and a recognized authority on "feet units."
W. J. S. PYE: The gentleman from Cranbrook. It is reported that
he writes essays for Prof. Wood into the "wee sma' hours." Coming
down to fundamental subjects, Johnny is a great lover of horses. His
pet phrase—"Say, isn't that a beauty!" Page Sixty-Seven Edited by Miss CORA I. METZ
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ON the evening of October 10th the Alma Mater Society had the
privilege of welcoming to its ranks a Freshman class numbering
nearly half the total enrolment for the year. The lively hum and
buzz issuing from the Auditorium would have convinced the passer-by
that college activities were again in order. A peep inside would have
disclosed the secret. The lively chatter of the Freshies, Seniors, Juniors
and Sophs, as they congregated in the halls, resounded throughout the
building. As each entered the doorway to the Auditorium he was labeled
with a number. Accordingly, each joined his group in his respective
corner and waited to be found by his partner or to find his own. Finally,
partners being located, dancing commenced; but the limited floor space
allowed for little more than standing room. But, in spite of this difficulty,
the evening was thoroughly enjoyed, and '23 was given a glimpse of real
college spirit.
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THIS year precedent was broken and tradition defied in the transference of the Arts Men's dance from our Auditorium to Lester
Court. With all due reverence to our stately ancestral halls, we must
confess we are unable any longer to create an artistic illusion therein—
either by concealing the somewhat faded green woodwork with, quantities
of blue and gold bunting, or by eliminating the ink-stains upon the floor
with a plentiful application of borax. For these reasons, therefore, the
change was welcomed.
Although complaints were voiced as to the ungenerosity of the
orchestra, there were none as to the quality of the music. Shortly after
11 o'clock, the addition of a saxophone and a xylophone produced the
required volume of sound calculated to give impetus to the dancing of
the present foolish generation.
Under the excellent organization of Mr. Anders, the refreshments
were served with a degree of efficiency much appreciated by students.
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THE Players' Club held a reception on Friday, October 24th, 1919, in
honor of the new members, as well as those who have graduated
from its membership in the past four years. The reception took the
form of a dance, and was held in the University Auditorium. The guests
were received by the honorary president, Professor F. G. C. Wood, and
the president, Miss Dorothy Adams. Mrs. L. S. Klinck, Mrs. W. H.
Wood and Mrs. A. F. B. Clarke acted as patronesses. The supper-table,
which was presided over by Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Klinck, was one of the
interesting features of the entertainment. It was decorated with maple
leaves, which blended artistically with the red shades of the candelabra.
Dancing continued till one o'clock.
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NO one would have recognized the decorous and dignified young ladies
of the U.B.C. in the throng of masked r-evellers, before whom the
very janitor trembled. Even the austere Seniors threw aside their
beloved gowns and appeared in weird and frivolous costumes. The
irrepressible Freshettes capered gaily around; Sophomores forgot their
supercilious calm; and Juniors rushed wildly about, regardless of their
cherished dignity. The 'Varsity twins were allowed to stay up late for
the occasion; an escaped convict braved recapture for the smiles of the
latest mode from Paris. Despising the U.B.C. method of dancing, Uncle
Mose and Aunt Jemima tried to teach their admirers the proper way to
dance the cakewalk. A fearsome-looking burglar crept stealthily 'round
the hall, whilst "Old Dutch" dashed madly up and down. The dancing
was as enthusiastic and energetic as the playing of the orchestra. The
precious sugar given up as the price of admission appeared at supper,
when the gentlemen showed their skill in the manipulation of trays and
coffee cups. All too soon the evening came to an end, and the weary
merrymakers escorted each other home. Alumni Ban«
. Dear Isabel:—I went to the Alumni dance the other night—you
know who took me! I had a most thrilling time—quite the best since
I came down to college. It was at Lester Court, quite "the" place in
which to hold big dances in Vancouver—very pretty, with soft rose-
shaded lights. (Helps out one's costume so, don't you think?) And, my
dear, such divine music! You never heard anything like it in Simp-
sonville—honestly. I felt it right through to my spine. One of the
committee (a girl, needless to say) hit on the idea of having supper
early. You know, no one ever really wakes up at a dance till after supper; so, of course, everybody was joyful very early. The supper, by the
way, was par excellence.   (Ahem!)
Eh bien, au revoir, machere, I have to study.
P.S.—My dear, you should have heard the saxophone!!
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Place—Railway Track.
Characters—Hobo John, B.A.; Hobo Don, B.A.
Hobo John—And do you remember, Don, away back in 1919, when
we had a masquerade at Mrs. Darner's, and we had such a good time we
did not quit till 2 o'clock?
Hobo Don—Do I? Say, how could I forget Buck roasting in an
Arctic trapper's outfit and Weld dimpling like a perfect "splash me," and
who won the other prizes?
Hobo John—Verna Morris was Madame Butterfly; and Violet
Walsh, as a little girl, fooled us all. And that was the time Alf. Swen-
cisky kidded us that he was Freddy, but you could not see his face on
account of the bride's veil.
Hobo Don—The dancing and eats were all right, remember?
Hobo John—Don't mention dancing, for I got corns; and, say, when
you talk of grub it makes me hungry. But, Don, I would walk ninety-
nine miles, without Blue-Jays, to go to another affair like that.
Hobo Don—There wasn't any walking home after that party, d'ye
remember—the limousines and lizzies were waiting for us.
Hobo John—Psst—here comes the express—beat it!
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ARTS '21 kept up its reputation by the excellence of its class party
held on November 7th.    Mr. Henderson, the honorary president,
opened proceedings with a short speech. The rest of the evening was
spent in dancing.     Medleys, tag dances and moonlight waltzes added
variety to the programme. Cards had been provided for those not
desiring to dance; but evidently proved too alluring, for the
card tables remained empty. The arrival of the night-watchman brought
events to a close, and the revellers wended their way homeward.
The success of the evening was due largely to the untiring efforts
of Mr. Mitchell in seeing that all present had an enjoyable time. Mention should also be made of Mr. Schell, who was responsible for the
original and distinctive scheme of decorations. The patronesses were
Mrs. Klinck, Mrs. Sedgewick, Mrs. Henderson, Mrs. Robertson and
Mrs. Mcintosh.
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THE first social event of 1920, held in the University Auditorium, was
Arts '22 class party, which took place on January 12th.   Mrs. G. E.
Robinson, Mrs. H. Sedgewick, Mrs. W. H. Wood, Mrs. J. Henderson and Mrs. T. C. Hebb acted as patronesses.
Streamers of blue and gold, from which fluttered numerous '22's,
gave a festive appearance to the Auditorium. The moon's smiling countenance, which appeared on the wall more than once during the evening,
was bearded with the number of the class, whose artistic taste and originality was still further evinced by the blue lights provided for the moon-
Ught dances.
Dr. Sedgewick, the honorary president, opened the evening's proceedings with a brief speech. Those who did not dance then retired to
Room Y, where they entertained themselves by games, the success of
which was indeed a credit to the programme committee. About 11
o'clock supper was served, after which dancing continued till midnight,
when the programme was finished by the singing of "Auld Lang Syne."
Stye Agrirultm* Banre
THE Agriculture Undergraduate Society held their annual dance on
Friday, February 30th, in the University Auditorium. Shortly before
9 as many of the students of the college as could obtain tickets
assembled in the ballroom, which had never been more attractively decorated. The patronesses for the evening, Mrs. Klinck, Mrs. Clement, Mrs.
Boving and Mrs. McLean, received the guests. The music furnished by
a six-piece orchestra was excellent and evidently very much appreciated.
Quite realistic were the moonlight effects for the waltzes, as were also
the "bubbles" for the "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" waltz. After full
justice had been done the dainty supper, served at 11.30, dancing was
resumed with renewed enthusiasm until 1 o'clock.
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THE usual scene in any of the many overseas clubs in London, in wartime, was provocative of thought. It was common to observe at
one table Australians, South Africans, New Zealanders, East and
West Indians, and Canadians; and the customary topic of conversation
was seldom about the war: more usually it was confined to an exposition
of the excellent qualities of the respective countries, each representative
stoutly asserting that his particular homeland was "God's country." It
was a scene to have cheered the heart of a Cecil Rhodes. His lifelong
dream of linking up the chain of Empire more closely was being realized.
If only we could get the best of our manhood together—in the great heart
of the Empire, especially—to feel its pulsations, to note its spirit, to
appreciate the culture of the Motherland, as well as to discuss together
the problems of the scattered units. To accomplish this were an ideal
worthy of attainment. Yet this is precisely what the Great War brought
about. In many a fiercely-fought battle, where the component parts of
our Empire stood shoulder to shoulder, in camp or in hospital, they had
many unparalleled opportunities for understanding and appreciating one
another, and for removing misconceptions.
It would have been a loss if further attempts had not been made to
cement these bonds more firmly; so there was almost an inspiration in a
proposal to grant opportunities for soldier-students to attend the British
universities^ while waiting demobilization in England. The Canadian
Khaki College was pre-eminently to the fore in this scheme, and the
thanks of hundreds of Canadian students are heartily given to this organization for facilitating the plans, and thus enabling them to use their
spare time in this unique and highly beneficial manner.
It was the application of the Rhodes idea on a greater scale than he
dreamed. In these stately and ancient seats of learning, with their
cherished traditions and ideals, the youth of the Empire had every opportunity for gaining first hand knowledge of the standards, methods and
theories of education which now obtain in the Old Land. He could listen
to lectures given by men of international fame, and, above all, perhaps,
gain some perception of the average British student at home.
Each one of the great universities got their quota of soldier-students.
According to their predilections, or life work, each man was allowed to
select either Oxford, Cambridge, London, Leeds, Glasgow or Edinburgh.
With Canadians, Edinburgh easily led the way. Whether because of the
reputed charm of the lassies—which reputation they fully established—
or because of dim ancestral connections, it was the favored university,
and here over two hundred soldiers from the Dominion studied for either
one or two sessions, pending their return to Canada.
Here in February, 1919, a most extraordinary Canadian Club was
Page Seventy
formed. Concerning this organization, the Scotsman, the great daily xjf
the country, commented: "It is one of the most democratic bodies ever
formed; almost every rank is found in it, yet they all act perfectly at ease
with one another, with perfect cameraderie, and provide us with a splendid
illustration of the virility and democracy of the Dominion."
The new organization was at once recognized by the authorities
and henceforth became the "Alma Mater Society" for Canadians, arranging for special lectures, athletics and social events. Needless to say,
utmost cordiality existed between the Scottish students and the Canadians,
while the. Faculty spared no pains to make our stay both profitable and
Baseball, tennis and rowing monopolized the athletic events. In the
former, the American students and ourselves played many exciting games,
much to the evident delight of the uninitiated "natives." In rowing—a
new sport for Canadian university men, but one which ought to be
encouraged, especially in B. C.—it was our good fortune to defeat all
comers in the "fours," a highly creditable performance, considering our
previous lack of training.
It was with genuine regret that, on the close of the Summer session,
we bade adieu to the grey and ancient Capital City, and to the many loyal
and true friends we had made during our stay, whose kindness and
generosity had done so much to make enjoyable our sojourn in the
"modern Athens." It may be asked, "But what was the practical benefit
of this kind of thing?" Perhaps little was definitely accomplished from
a purely academic viewpoint—though examination results showed that
Canadians took a very high average. It is in the new bonds of Empire
that the best fruits will yet be shown; that the youth of Motherland,
Dominibn, and Colony, got a close and intimate knowledge of one another; that professors and students alike exchanged views on the great
questions of the relationship of the Empire; to have merely gained mutual
appreciation is indeed to have forged unbreakable links in the chain.
At one university meeting, an unforgettable one—the laureation of
the great Field-Marshal, Earl Haig—the scene was one full of life and
color, and charged with meaning. Almost every corner of the mighty
Empire was represented, while .four thousand of Britain's sons and
daughters listened to this message from the popular Commander:
"An institution is not valueless because it is old; it becomes so
only when it performs no useful function to society. The universities
of Britain and the Overseas Dominions have justified their existence.
My best officers were almost invariably university men. I learned
to rely upon them because of their powers of leadership and high
(Continued on Page 123) Page Seventy-One SENIOR RUGBY TEAM
A. Bickeil S. Plummer P. Hbneyman G. Gross K. Carlisle C. Swanson P. Hodgson
H. Jaroe* R. Kingham (Pres.) H. Gwyther (Vice-Capt.) A. Lord (Capt.)
H. Ross C. Ternan N. Tofte D. Morrison H. Hunter
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LAST FALL, at a meeting of those interested in Rugby in Vancouver,
it was decided to revive the local Rugby Union and again stage
matches for the competition for the Miller and Tisdall cups. Five
clubs—the Firemen, Knights of Columbus, Centrals, Rowing Club and
University of B. C.—entered in the Miller Cup League, and Rugby was
once more re-established as one of the most popular winter sports In
Although at first the 'Varsity fifteen was not considered very dangerous by some of the old-timers, the easy victories over the Firemen,
Rowing Club and Knights of Columbus soon reversed this opinion, and
led one enthusiast to declare that the University possessed "the most
finished machine ever seen in local competition." Then came the important game with the Centrals, who had also come through without defeat.
This took place on November 15th; and in the minds of many it will be
remembered as the best game of the season, when the University fifteen
again won, 14-0.
After this, cold weather and rep. matches between Vancouver and
Victoria put a stop to all games, and the next match was the one played
at Victoria, where the Rugby teams shared in the general clean-up, defeating the V.I.A.A. by a score of 12-0. On the following Saturday the
first setback was encountered at the hands of the Californians, and was"
due mainly to the lack of condition and practice and consequent nervousness of the team.
The second round of the Miller Cup schedule began somewhat badly,
when the Rowing Club held 'Varsity to a scoreless draw. But on the
re-opening of the University strenuous practice was resumed, and resulted
in two wins over the Firemen and the Knights, respectively. The final
game in this league took place on February 7th, when 'Varsity won the
Miller Cup and the mainland championship by defeating the Centrals.
The main strength of the senior team rests in its back division, which
has shown itself to be the fastest and most resourceful combination in the
city. A big hole was made in the' three-quarter line when the services of
Heyland were lost during the holidays. He was without doubt the best
wing three-quarter that has played in Vancouver this season. But 'Varsity was fortunate in having Hunter to fill the gap, and the back line
appears to be as effective as ever as a scoring machine.
At the commencement of the season the forwards proved themselves
quite capable of holding their own against their heavier opponents, but
lost two good men when Art Lord and Val Gwyther were forced to quit
during the holidays. However, their places were well filled by Bickel
and Plummer, two old McGill stars, who were pressed into service along
with Honeyman, who also was a member of the old champion team.
The following are those that have played senior Rugby for the University: Full-back, Hatch; three-quarters, Heyland, Hunter, Morrison,
Ross, Wallis and Harvey; five-eighths, Ternan; halves, Tofte, H. Gwyther and Honeyman; forwards, A. Lord, V. Gwyther, Gross, Bickell,
Plummer, Rolston, James, Carlisle, Swanson, Peterson and Hodson.
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MUCH of the success of the senior team has been due to the splendid
practices afforded by the intermediates. There has not been a time
when a full second team has not turned out, and their play has been
such as to cause the seniors to extend themselves to come out ahead. For
this reason the mid-week practice has been as good as a game, and has
given the team the knowledge of the play that has been very instrumental
in winning games.
There was not enough competition to form an Intermediate League
in Vancouver, and so the team has not had much chance to show its
ability. But in such games as they have played, the second team has
always come out victorious and has never had a point scored against it
by an intermediate team.
The first games played were against the King Edward High School,
whom they had little difficulty in disposing of by 9-0 and 18-0 scores.
In their next game the seconds took on one of the senior city teams in
shape of the K.G's, and put over a big surprise by winning 5-3. Then
they defeated the all-star Victoria High Schools' team at the annual invasion to the tune of 12-0. The last and most important match was
played on February 7th, when the intermediates won the British Columbia
championship by defeating the Victoria leaders in that division by 9-0.
The following is the lineup of the second team: Broadfoot, S.
Anderson, W. Hatch, Hurst, Solloway, Harvey, Arkley, Russell, Baker,
Underhill, Scott, Callaghan, D. Hatch, Wallace, McPherson, Gregg,
Jones, Meekison, Peterson, Johnson, Rear.
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HIS season two basketball teams from the University were entered
in the city leagues. One in the Senior A and one in the intermediate.
Under the able leadership of Capt. "Sid." Anderson the seniors have
shown fine form and have noticeably raised the basketball standard for
the University. Early in the season they were greatly strengthened by
the addition to their ranks of A. Buchanan, previously one of the ex-
Normal stars. "Buck" is noted for his quick passing and occasional
bursts of speed. George Gross and "Art" Lord form what is most fittingly called "a stone-wall defense." Anyone who has run into George
can vouch for this. "Art" is our all-round athlete, and takes a keen interest in all branches of sport. He particularly excels in basketball and
Rugby. George Dixon is again with us after his service in France. He
is one of the best forwards in the city. "Gordie" Callaghan, as spare,
has been a big factor in the team. He is always "right there" at the proper time.
During the season several closely-contested games were played. In
most cases the 'Varsity men succeeded in outpointing their opponents.
The only defeats were those suffered in the two games with the ex-
Normals, the senior champs, of last year.
The most exciting game of the season was that played between the
'Varsity and the Rowing Club on November 19th. At no time during
the game did either team have any noticeable advantage. The score at
half time was 13-12 for the Rowing Club. In the second half the opposing
team managed to gain a few points, but, by means of fast combination,
our seniors evened the score. Just before the whistle sounded "Sid."
dropped in a pretty basket, making the final score 32-30 in favor of the
University, thus winning the opening game of the year.
The lineup for the season was as follows: Forwards, G. Dixon and
"Sid" Anderson (captain); centre, A. Buchanan; guards, A. Lord, G.
Gross and G. Callaghan.
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THE intermediates of this year have been exceptionally strong and
are to be highly complimented on the record they have made in
defeating all opposing teams, except the Westminster Adanac, including the Y.M.C.A. Ponies, the Normals, and the Victoria V.I.A.A.
They have been represented during the year as follows: Forwards,
"Bob" Anderson and "Hilie" Arkley; centre, Cliffe Mathers (captain) ;
guards, "Bob" Hunter, Frank Peterson and "Gee" Ternan.
On the annual trip to Victoria, the intermediates had a complete
walk-away over the Islanders. Expecting a stiff game, they had kept
themselves in training and were consequently in perfect condition, defeating the V.I.A.A. 66-6.
On February 7th they played a preliminary to the Bellingham ex-
Normal game against the Y.M.C.A. Ponies. Much to the surprise of a
large audience, they walked off with the honors, defeating the "Ponies,"
who are the leaders of the Senior Basketball League, by a score of 36-23.
Several 'Varsity baskets were scored in about three seconds, when Mathers, at centre, knocked the ball to Anderson, who jjave Arkley a perfect
pass under the basket. The faultless combination of the 'Varsity men,
together with their good shooting, made the victory a sure one. The
points scored by each player were as follows: Guards, G. Callaghan and
F. Peterson (2); centre, C. Mathers (10); forwards, R. Anderson (6),
H. Arkley (18).
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This club was formed at the beginning of the term, the officers being:
Honorary president, Mr. Elliott; president, G. S. Clarke; vice-president,
R. S. Argue; secretary-treasurer, S. Peck.   Chalmers' tank was secured,
and, judging from the number out every Tuesday night and the enthusiasm shown, the club has come to be permanent in U.B.C. activities.
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SOCCER has risen from the ranks of college activities this year until
it occupies an enviable place in 'Varsity athletics. We opened the
season by defeating the Professors 1-0. Professors Angus, Boving,
Elliot, Hutchinson, Clark, Davidson, Hare, Ridington, Larsen and Jones
represented the losing side. This is the first time that such a game has
been played in this University, and it is the intention of the club to make
such a game an annual affair. Much credit is due the Professors for their
sportsmanship and interest shown in college activities.
. We emerged victorious from the battle against K.E.H.S., with a
score of 2-1, and later in the season drew against the R.N.W.M.P. As
one of the eight teams which invaded Victoria, we upheld our end by
defeating the V. I. Firemen 1-0. It was exceptionally encouraging to us
to be allowed representation on the Victoria trip, especially so as this is
only the second year of our existence as a club.
During the first of the season it was impossible for us to gain admission to a Saturday league, but in the second part we succeeded in entering
a Wednesday afternoon league. This league was made up of the Hudson's
Bay, Spencer's, Firemen, and the R.N.W.M.P. teams, besides our own
team. A series of eight games was arranged, and we are entirely satisfied with the showing which we made.
The officers of the Soccer Club are: Honorary president, Dr. E. T.
Hodge; president, A. Swencisky; captain, J. M. Wolverton; vice-captain,
L. G. Baker; manager, W. L. Foley; secretary-treasurer, J. Mitchell.
Srark (UIuli
THE Men's Hockey Club has come to life once more. In the spring
of last year, at a. meeting of the Men's Athletic Society, officers were
elected as follows: N. Grimmett, president; Alan Russell, secretary; Lou Hunter, treasurer. When the 1919-20 term opened, a.meeting
•of the club was called and it was decided to have two hockey teams. One
was entered in the Intermediate League and one in the Junior League.
At Christmas, for the first time, the men's ice hockey team accompanied
the other teams over to Victoria. It was selected to play a picked team
from the Victoria league. The team did credit to the University by defeating Victoria 9-3.
The club has been working under considerable difficulty. It was
voted a budget of $125. They had to pay $25 of this for entrance into
the league, and the rest was voted for rink expenses. This would not
nearly cover the latter, so that the club was unable to procure uniforms.
It has been using the sweaters of the Rugby team, and when the teams
play we are forced to admit that they look somewhat straggly, and in
that respect are by no means a credit to the University; but next year we
hope to see the club flourishing and provision made for its needs. Any
credit for the present state of the club is due to the president and secretary
of the club, as well as to the Students' Council, which has advanced money
to defray the cost of the games held every Friday, and in other respects
have done everything to relieve the executive of much work. The club
would like to express its thanks to The Ubyssey for the splendid write-
ups which it has been given in that paper.
THE revived interest in athletics has brought about the inauguration
of the Track Club, which has been  successfully engineered  and
brought to the front by the efforts of the enthusiastic executive—
Edgar Solloway, '21, president; Winston R. Smith, '21, vice-president,
and Harold W. McLean, '21, secretary-treasurer—who gave great time
and effort to the launching of this activity.
The Arts '20 challenge relay race from Point Grey to the present
site of the University brought out many contestants. Five classes entered
teams, and, amid great excitement, the Freshmen came in victorious.
On Wednesday afternoon, March 13th, the first annual track meet
of U.B.C. was held. Apparatus was kindly supplied for the occasion by
other local clubs, as shipment from the East could not be secured. Many
entries showed clearly that gatherings of this nature should be held each
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ONE of the minor University clubs which has enjoyed a most successful year has been the Boxing Club. This club has been fortunate in
having a keen and enthusiastic membership, and doubly fortunate
in having the services of Mr. P. H. Elliot as instructor. Mr. Elliot has
given an evening a week of his time to the club regularly since early fall,
and, under his skilled care, many of the members are showing signs of
proficiency in the manly art. Not only has the club had regular weekly
sessions with the gloves all winter, but also it put on two or three bouts
at the Science smoker in the fall, and held a fistic tournament at the track
meet this spring. The following have been the officers during the year:
Honorary president, Mr. P. H. Elliot; president, Jack Shier; vice-president, Allan Russell; secretary-treasurer, Bernard Pratt.
Page Seventy-Nine • (Sytttnaetwm (Club
THIS year our classes were held in the Chalmers Church gymnasium
every Monday evening, and were well attended.    Our number has
increased until the average attendance has reached about forty or
fifty, whereas last year it was counted a good turnout if twenty girls
were present.
Our work has been concerned chiefly with Swedish drill, folk-
dancing and aesthetic or Grecian dances. With the approval of our
instructress, Miss Goddard, apparatus work has been practically ruled
out since the dancing is as beneficial and much more interesting iOr the
girls. The Freshettes have shown much interest in the year's work,
and much of the success of the club is due to their efforts. Our present
class of forty has outgrown the Chalmers gymnasium, and anyone who
has "double-timed" around that room knows that a couple of "2 x 4"
windows do not supply enough fresh air for a class of that size. Some
day we hope that Physical Culture will be a compulsory part of the
curriculum. Until then we may at least do our best by enlarging our
classes each year. We might add to our college slogan "Tuum Est,"
that of a Physical Culture enthusiast, "A sound body makes a sound
Our executive has been: President, Hester Draper; vice-president,
Marion Lawrence; secretary, Viva Jones; treasurer, Marjorie Copping.
Caofea* 3rc Sjurkry
THE Ladies' Ice Hockey Club started activities again this year, after
having been neglected for two years, and has had a very successful season. The officers of the club are: Honorary president,
Dean Brock; president, Muriel Munro; secretary, Maude Rowan;
treasurer, Dorothy Brenchley; captain, Norma Cordingley. At first the
club had difficulty in securing a permanent coach, but finally Mr. A.
Manuel consented to help us out and has been most efficient. Although
very few of the girls knew anything about the game, they have been very
enthusiastic and quick to learn. There is only one other ladies' team in
Vancouver, the Amazons, and a practice game was played with this team
in January which resulted in a defeat for the 'Varsity girls. However,
our hopes are high for future battles.
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EARLY in the session, after a year of inactivity due to flu and lack of
practice grounds, the grass hockey supporters turned out to help
make this sport a recognized activity in women's athletics. Practices
were held on Bridge Street grounds until a game was arranged with King
Edward High School, in which the 'Varsity team was victorious. Under
the able coaching of Mrs. Boving and the untiring efforts of the captain,
Miss Copping, our players carried off the honours of the match against
the South Vancouver teachers. But in our last game of the season our
team, handicapped by having only ten players, received its only defeat at
the hands of the South Vancouver High School.
At Victoria we helped to keep the 'Varsity record of the day unbroken. Excellent hockey was. played in this the most keenly contested
game of the day. Although the ball was kept in the opponents' territory
during the greater part of the time, it was only about two minutes before
the final whistle that a score by Miss Draper added another victory to
the list. The team representing U. B. C. at Victoria was: Goal, V.
Herman; full-backs, M. Copping, M. Wilcox; half-backs, R. Gross, B.
Garlick, J. Buckerfield; forwards, C. Fitch, D. Hopper, S. Thornstein-
ston, H. Draper, M. Jackson. Letters have been awarded to V. Herman,
M. Copping, M. Wlicox, R. Gross, B. Garlick, J. Buckerfield, C. Fitch,
D. Hopper, S. Thornsteinston and H. Draper. Members of the executive
•are: President, Miss D. Hopper; vice-president, Miss M. Wilcox; secretary-treasurer, Miss B. Garlick; captain, Miss Copping.
(Stria' Baakrtball
THE Girls' Basketball Club was fortunate this year in being able to
secure from the first of the session the use of the King Edward
High School gymnasium. Later in the term the use of the Normal
gymnasium was obtained. Thanks to our energetic president, the average
attendance at the practices has been fairly good, though by no means
representative of the women students. Support your teams, girls!
Rumors of a second team and of class teams have considerably reinforced the numbers on practice nights since the New Year.
Several practice games were arranged with the K.E.H.S. team, and
two games were played with Normal.     We were successful in winning
the three, against K.E.H.S., but lost one to Normal. The team won
distinction in the game played in Victoria last Christmas, the score being
U.B.C. has entered a league with Crofton House and Normal, and,
under the able coaching of Mr. Lord, assisted by Mr. Foley, the team
has confidence in winning the cup this year.
The basketball executive for 1919-20 consisted of: President, Miss
Katie Stuart; secretary, Miss Ethel Brown; captain, Miss Evelyn Eveleigh; while the team was composed of the following: Forwards, E.
Eveleigh, K. Stuart; centre, G. Weld; guards, M. Kilpatrick, M. Gordon.
Stemria (Ulub
THE club started the 1919 season greatly handicapped by being unable
to secure suitable courts. When the session commenced, arrangements were immediately made for a tournament to determine the
championship of the University. The use of the courts of the Laurel
Tennis Club were secured, and, in competition for trophies donated by
Dr. and Mrs. Clark, there were thirty-three entries in the men's singles
and fifteen in the ladies' singles. After several rounds of exciting tennis,
W. R. (Mickey) McDougall, Arts '21, and George Dixon, Sc. '22, met
in the men's finals. In a hard-fought match McDougall triumphed in
straight sets, 6-3, 6-4 and 6-3. Miss M. R. Munro, Arts '21, and Miss
I. Mounce, B.A., contested the ladies' finals, Miss Munro winning, 6-2,
6-2. The handsome cups were presented to the winners at the Freshman
Hmtmt'a $ttrittutiU.$ (ftltrh
THE Women's Swimming Club, in its fifth year of organization, has
a membership of forty-three girls.     The club has the use of the
Chalmers church tank two hours every week in conjunction with
the gymnasium club.     An efficient instructor is in charge to teach the
Among, the facilities the new University will provide, there will be
a swimming tank adequate enough to enable this sport to be carried on
in an enthusiastic manner.
A. Healy P. D. I. Honeyman C. Traves A. Rive
C. McClay (President) E. Abernethy  (Vice-President) Dr.  Sedgewick (Hon.'President)
K. J. Munro (Secretary-Treasurer)
J. Gilley
D. Adams
A. Swencisky
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THE opening meeting was held on November 1st, 1919, when Dr_
Sedgewick gave a most inspiring talk on "The Word Academic."'
He applied it to the followers of Plato, who discussed philosophical
questions in the grove of the hero Academus. From this the school came
to be called the academy, and the students academics. Gradually the
connotation of the word narrowed, until to-day it is a term of reproach,
which, if applied to a man, suggests that he is out of touch with life,
unpractical. The speaker urged that students of the University should
try to combine the ideal with the practical.
The first of the inter-class debates was held on November 28th, when
the Sophomores proved that "formal debating is instructive to the debaters and to the audience." Misses Cowdell and Reid spoke for the
winning year, and Misses Portsmouth and Allardyce for Arts '23. Mr.
Angus acted as judge.
The annual entertainment was held January 21st. Every year was
represented; and the high standard of acting, always displayed on these
occasions, had for the audience its usual charm.
The Lit. entered upon an entirely new field of effort in arranging
the Women's Oratorical Contest, which took place on February 2nd, and
which proved a great success. Five contestants took part—Misses Walsh
and Roberts, Arts '23, and Misses Munro, Cowdell and Willis, of Arts
'22. Dr. Sage, Mr. Elliot and Dr. Sedgewick acted as judges. The last-
mentioned gave the decision, and made very kindly mention of all the
speakers before awarding the first prize to Miss Walsh and the second
to Miss Willis. Miss Walsh, who spoke on "The Literature of Nonsense," possesses that elusive quality of elfish fancy of which she spoke
so charmingly, and led her audience into that land of make-believe "which
is to be found anywhere or nowhere, which is the same thing."
Miss Willis gave a most interesting address on "Ragtime," held by
some Americans to be their "folk music." The speaker showed the dangers of ragtime in its facile power to please.
Two addresses were planned for, one by Miss Karr-Simpson and the
other by Dr. Ashton, and the remaining meetings took the form of debates, the first between Arts '20 and Arts '21 and the other a final for
the shield.
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WITH demobilization, and the consequent influx of men to the University, has come an awakened interest in the activities of the
Men's Lit. that has made the session of 1919-1920 one of the most
successful in the history of the society. The meetings of the society have
been well attended throughout the year. All the traditional annual events
have been held with an unusual display of enthusiasm, and several new
ones have been initiated.
In the first term a number of successful noon-hour meetings were
held and a series of student parliaments were begun. In the most exciting of the latter the government brought in a bill for Irish Home Rule.
As usual, the government was d£feated, a counter proposition, that the
right of self-determination be accorded Ireland, carrying the day.
Shortly after the opening of the University in the fall, correspondence with Oregon and Washington universities was begun, with the
result that the old debating agreement with Washington was renewed and
a new one with Oregon and Idaho signed.
In their efforts to make the Lit. prosper, the executive have received
assistance from the Faculty, the members of which have ever been ready
to help. Our honorary president, Mr. Henry, has been kind enough to
take the chair a number of times, and has frequently furthered the welfare of the society by timely suggestions and advice. Most of the professors have been called upon in turn to act as judges in the numerous
debates, and have done so willingly, often when it has not been convenient
for them. We are especially indebted to the departments of English,
Economics and History, the members of which have probably been bored
with undergraduate harangues, with more unfailing regularity and per-
sistance than those of any other, and who have suffered throughout with
cheerful self-renunciation.
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THE second annual "Ladies' Night" of the society was held on the
evening of November 19. The programme opened with the famous
International "Soap-box"  Oratorical  Contest,  the speakers being
Misses Janet Gilley and Helen Matheson, Messrs. Bloomfield, Swencisky,
Lipson and Dr. Sedgewick.
The honorary president, Mr. Henry, acting as judge, awarded the
prizes. Miss Matheson, for her speech on "Smiles," was given first place,
and was accordingly decorated with the tin medal, appropriately inscribed.
Miss Gilley, who spoke on the "Conceit of Man," received the second
prize, a beautiful silver loving cup of aluminum. The consolation prize,
a gorgeous piece of neckwear, was awarded to Dr. Sedgewick.
Page Eighty-Six In the group contest, which followed, transparent balls of deep-
colored, gem-like candy, cleverly mounted on quaintly fashioned wooden
handles, were the rather unique prizes which "Sedgewick's Simps" won
by the excellence of their presentation of Arts '20 class party. Three
other "stunts" worthy of "special mention" were the "Victory Loan
Parade," Beecher Weld and Dr. Ckrk in the lead, the "Glee Club" and
"Aggies at Work."
The "Better Babies Contest" was next held, Dr. Angus and last
year's winners, Miss McCabe and Mr. Wallace, acting as judges, awarded
the prizes to Miss Kathleen Knowlton and Mr. Buck.
At the close of the contests refreshments were served, after which
dancing began, lasting till midnight, when, for the babies' sakes, all went
QDratnriral (Emttrai
THE annual oratorical contest of the Men's Literary Society took
place on Friday evening, January 16. The judges were Professors
Henderson, Wood and Angus; the speakers, Mr. A. Rive, Arts '21,
Mr. R. E. Brown, Arts '23, Mr. H. W. Johnson, Arts '23, Mr. W. J.
Couper, Arts '20, and Mr. G. H. Scott, Arts '23.
Mr. W. J. Couper of Arts '20, and winner of the much coveted gold
medal, entitled his address "Watchman, what of the night?" It would
be impossible to do justice to his speech in this limited space. Suffice it
to say it was undoubtedly the best that has been made in any oratorical
contest during the past few years.
Using one of Lloyd George's famous speeches on the-aims of the
war as a basis for a conception of what the new world should be, he
showed how we had fallen short of our ideals. The war was fought
"to make the world safe for democracy," and yet in Stoney Mountain
penitentiary there lies a man whose only crime is that he had a vision
of the new world and sought to make his vision reality. The speaker
then pointed out the danger of intolerance, of ultra-conservatism; and
the need of thought for all people.
The other speakers, who each gave excellent addresses, helped to
make this very pleasant evening. Prof. Henderson then complimented
other speakers and presented the medal to Mr. W. J. Couper, the winner.
Mr. Hfnaamfa Atoreaa
"China and the Shantung Problem" was the subject of the address
given by Mr. Inglis Hosang, of Arts '19, in the auditorium at noon on
Tuesday, January 13th. The speaker first outlined the history of the
peninsula and then put the case for China with clearness and force. Mr.
Hosang is the first of our graduates to address the student body.
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AGRICULTURE this year captured the inter-class debating shield
given by the Men's Lit. Competition was keener than in the past,
for Science and Agriculture both entered.
In the first debate of the series, between Arts '20 and Arts '21, the
affirmative was taken, for the Seniors, by F. H. Buck and Allon Peebles,
on the resolution, "That the future political organization of the British
Empire should take the form of a Commonwealth as outlined by Curtis."
A. E. Ross and James Mitchell presented the negative for the Juniors.
The judges awarded the decision to the fourth year debaters.
The next to go down to defeat were the debaters for the first year.
The resolution this time was, "That compulsory mathematics should be
eliminated from the curriculum of the first year in Arts." G. H. Scott
and T. Fahey, of Arts '23, supported the resolution, but did not succeed
in convincing the judges, who decided that the debate had been won by
the negative speakers, L. W. Heaslip and G. Limpus, of Arts '22.
Early in December, Science and Agriculture contested for a place in
the finals, on the subject, "Resolved that Canada's railways be nationalized." R. Hodson and D. A. Wallace supported the affirmative for
Science and were opposed by C. Traves and C. P. Leckie for Agriculture.
The decision was given in favor of the negative, Agriculture.
Of the three winning teams, those from Arts '22 and Agriculture
met on the resolution, "That the Paris Conference should have maintained
the full sovereignty of China over the Shantung Peninsula" (the subject
of the dual inter-collegiate debate). R. L. Fraser and Richards upheld
the affirmative for Agriculture and J. MacLeod and A. Crawford the
negative for the Sophomore class.   Again Agriculture won the decision.
The subject chosen for the final debate, between Arts '20 and Agriculture, was that decided upon for the triangular inter-collegiate debate
with Idaho and Oregon, "Resolved that the application of the principal
of the closed shop will best serve the cause of industrial peace." G.
McClay and B. Wallace, taking the affirmative, presented the case for
Arts '20, while C. Traves and L. Stacey, of Agriculture, put forward the
arguments for the negative. The debate was close and the judges spent
some time considering their decision, eventually awarding it to Agriculture.
The shield was presented by the honorary president of the Men's
Lit., Mr. Henry, to Miss McKechnie, representing Agriculture, on behalf
of the debaters.
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THE triangular inter-collegiate debate with the universities of Oregon
and Idaho was held this year for the first time, on the resolution,
' "Resolved that the application of the principle of the closed shop
would best serve the cause of industrial peace."
Idaho met U.B.C. at Vancouver on Friday, February 27th, Walter
Couper and J. Denham upholding the affirmative for U. B. C. against
Messrs. Hunt and Breshears from Idaho.
Four clear, vigorous speeches were followed by as vigorous rebuttals.
A large audience, filling the Auditorium to the rear wall, listened attentively throughout, and, at the close, anxiously awaited the verdict of the
judges, so well matched were the opposed teams.
The judges, Sir Charles Tupper, Judge H. S. Cayley and Mr. George
Kidd, awarded the decision to the visitors, though not unanimously.
The. debate with Oregon was held on the following Monday at
Eugene, Gerald McClay and Chas. Traves taking the negative for U.B.C.
It, too, was a well-fought debate, and there was little to choose between
the teams.   The decision was two to one against the Vancouver boys.
On the day following the debate with Idaho an attempt was made
to show the men from the south some of the scenery and more of the
hospitality of Vancouver.
A small dinner was held at noon in the Citizens Club, President
Klinck taking the chair. This was followed by a trip about the park and
to the new site at the Point. The weather was perfect, and our visitors
had a splendid view of the mountains and -city from the roof of our
unfinished Chemistry Building.
In the evening the Women's Literary Society entertained the debaters
in the Auditorium. A most enjoyable time was spent in dancing and
1.1.01. w. Uaahuujtmt
At the time of going to press the debates between Washington and
B. C. have not yet been held. They are scheduled for March 12th. "The
Shantung Settlement" has been chosen as the subject for debate, and the
resolution reads: "That the Paris Conference should have awarded to
China those rights given Japan in Clauses 156, 157 and 158 of the Peace
The affirmative is being taken at home by Messrs. Peardon and
Richards, and the negative at Seattle by E. H. Buck and J. P. G. MacLeod.
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THE Players' Club began its fifth season under the able leadership of
Dorothy Adams. The executive consisted of Janet K. Gilley, vice-
president; Dorothy Gill, secretary; J. C. Nelson, treasurer; committee: H. Hunter, E. W. Faulkner and Elsey. Our honorary president,
F. G. C. Wood, who directed two of the Christmas playlets, and also the
Spring play, "Green Stockings," has guided us safely through another
year with great success.
The fame of the club had evidently reached beyond the "stars"—
yea, even the remote precincts of the high schools; and our first difficulty
was in eliminating the less fortunate of our would-be members. The
advisory board, F. G. C. Wood, Dr. Ashton and Dr. Clark, who sat
patiently through try-outs, have our heartfelt sympathy and also our
heartiest thanks.
The Players' Club reception, which was then held, in order that our
members might become better acquainted, ranks as one of the best of the
minor functions given this year at the University. The club was also
privileged in having Mrs. Shape speak to us on "The Little Theatre
Movement." After a theatre party given under our auspices to "Tea for
Three," we settled down to work on the Christmas plays.
These playlets are given each year, to afford opportunity to our
untried members of showing their ability. This year the choice was even
more varied than usual; and the three evenings showed not only what
new talent we had, but also what the club can do in bringing before the
University audience an entertainment novel and instructive.
The first play, "The Sacrifice of Isaac," a Chester miracle play, was
presented as it was in olden days by the monks, and was an example of
the small beginning of what has become so great a factor in modern life
—the drama. C. Y. Robson, as Abraham, and Evelyn Eveleigh, as Isaac,
were the principle characters. For once there could be no complaint
about the University lacking proper "atmosphere," for the incense reached
every part of the hall.
"Master Pierre Patelin," a French farce of the fifteenth century,
followed. Our sympathies, I am afraid, were rather with the thieving
lawyer, played by J. Saunders, and his pretty wife, Helen Clark, than
with the draper, J. C. Berto. J. O. C. Kirby justly acquired fame with
his inimitable "baa-ing," and brought down the curtain amid loud applause
when he turned the tables on the
When the curtain rose on the third playlet, "The Locked Chest," by
John Masefield, the climax of the evening's enjoyment was reached. It
is the tragedy of a woman who thinks she has married a man, but discovers, when the test comes, that she has married "a bleating sheep." She
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Page Eighty-Nine can forgive even cowardice; but when she discovers that he has sold her
cousin to his enemy for a few pieces of silver, she can no longer tolerate
him, and leaves him amid his whines of the inconsistency of women.
Beatrice Johnson,' as Vidgis, and G. H. Scott, as Thord, played the leading roles remarkably well; while J. de Pencier, as the villain, made even
the blase Freshmen remember that dark corner they would have to pass
going home that night.
Pinero's "Playgoers," the last selection, depicted a young couple and
their solution of the servant problem. Kirsteen Leveson, as the Mistress,
felt quite confident that her plan was practical. Bruce Fraser, the Master,
was not quite so sure, but was willing to try anything once. Strange to
say, the servants were not enthusiastic over their mistress' ingenious sug
gestion, and even refused to countenance it. Much weeping by the useful
maid, Norah Willis, and "apolergizin' " by the cook, Katie Stuart, ensued.
The parlormaid, Alfreda Berkley, also objected in a very superior way,
as did also Georgina Mackinnon, the housemaid, while the Tweeny, Ada
Smith, mostly did as "Cookie" told her. Lacey Fisher, as Odd Man,
deserves special mention, and his "list of dooties" has already become a
stock phrase among his many admirers.
Altogether, the three performances were a distinct credit to the club
and the U: iversity. Mr. F. G. C. Wood, director of "The Sacrifice of
Isaac" and "The Locked Chest"; Dr. Clark, director of "Master Pierre
Patelin," and Dr. Ashton, director of "Playgoers," deserve the utmost
praise for their work.
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"X V^/HEN the bench broke last night, I thought it was my nervous
\A/ system gone at last." So said Bobby Tarver, that flabby, mon-
acled individual, so well acted by Lacey Fisher. But the strain-
and tension that the Players' Club undergoes—the first night, at least, of
their performance—was concealed from their audience so skillfully that
even the most harsh critics commended the players on their easy and
natural stage presence.
Miss Dorothy Adams showed her versatility in a role very different
from that which she played equally well in "The Importance of Being
Earnest." She acted the part with a naturalness, vivacity, and charm,
especially in the scenes with Aunt Ida, a role which Isobel Millar played
with an irresistible sense of humor. Aunt Ida, a simple, straightforward
soul, cannot grasp Celia's imaginative duplicity, and grows more and
more confused with the complications, till, finally, she wails helplessly,
"Will someone pinch me, please?"
Bruce Fisher, as Colonel John Smith, and his dearest friend, Colonial
Vavasour, warmly agreed with Celia's advice, "You ought to marry."
Bruce is especially to be commended on his love scene.
Art Lord, as Mr. Farraday, showed that he had not yet got over his
love for the muffins of last year's fame. "I can make up my mind well
enough, but I can't restrain myself," said he, feelingly.    And, knowing
Art, we laughed. His concern for his soul was also much enjoyed; in
fact, as an elderly man, he was a great success.
Alfreda Berkeley gave a pleasing interpretation of Celia's littlest
sister. She did very clever work, and gives sign of great promise. Miss
Kirsteen Leveson and Miss Dorothy Gill, as the married sisters, played
their parts with thoughtfulness and grace. Joe de Pencier adapted himself well to the gruff old Admiral Grice.
"Lou" Hunter and G. Hibbert Scott are two "trouser-wearing
remnants of humanity," indeed, when they dawdle about as Raleigh and
Steel.   Martin, the butler, was well done by Alphonse Crawford.
Mr. F. G. C. Wood, as director, deserves the praise and gratitude
for his able coaching and general supervision.
After three performances in Vancouver^ the first two for the University Memorial Fund, the third under the auspices of the Woman's
Auxiliary of the hospital, the Players' Club gave one performance in New
Westminster and one in Nanaimo.
Too much praise cannot be given Miss Helen Reid and her costume
committee, and Miss Gwen. Robson, convener of the properties, for the
artistic gowns and effective setting. J. C. "Lefty" Nelson, our energetic
business manager, again distinguished himself as a live wire; while G.
McClay and R. C. Elsey, as publicity agents, were very successful.
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V. Fink
A. Healy (President)
. A. M. Hurst
J. Mitchell
E. Solloway
K. Grant
Mr. Russell (Hon.  President)
THE Musical Society has made rapid strides since its first inception
into the University, and during the past session had an enrollment
of over 200 members. The society comprises the Men's Glee Club,
the Women's Glee Club, and the orchestra. One particularly gratifying
feature of this year's organization has been the active interest taken by
the men, with the result that for the first time four-part college glees
and harmonies were rendered by them at both the Christmas and spring
In the society all students have not only the opportunity of hearing
others sing, but are also taught voice and speech cultivation. Its members,
besides improving themselves in the art of singing or playing, learn to
appreciate good music when rendered by others, and each becomes a
critic of no mean quality.
The singular success of this widely popular student activity is due
to the energy of Professor E. H. Russell, who sacrifices so much of his
own time in the tri-weekly practices. Not only does Mr. Russell lead
the orchestra and glee club, but he also aids in the carrying out of the
business matters as honorary president. During the years of Mr.
Russell's association with the society, all its public appearances have been
received most favorably by the Vancouver public, and many requests for
repetitions of concerts have been received.
The orchestra has increased both in numbers and excellence, and its
instrumentalists have proved their ability at the major junctions of the
term, as well as giving a series of Wednesday afternoon student concerts.
The proficiency of the orchestra is due in most part to Mr. V. F. G. Fink,
'21, who has been such an enthusiastic worker at all times, and represents
this part of the club on the society executive.    ...
Miss Agnes Healy, '21, has proved her capabilities in the capacity
of president, and in Mr. A. McL. Hurst, '22, as vice-president, the society
has a stalwart and hearty supporter. The duties of secretary-treasurer
have been carried out by James Mitchell, '21. The women's representative to the executive is Miss Kathleen Grant, '22. Mr. Edgar Solloway,
'21, was appointed as men's representative. The ideals of the society have
been well maintained by these competent leaders.
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WITH the commencement of the fifth session of the University, one
hundred and ninety-seven returned soldiers found themselves
back in the ranks of the student body, determined to attempt to
finance one term at college, with the hope that money would come from
somewhere for the remainder of the session. Early in October word was
received from Queen's University that the students in the East were
organizing for the purpose of obtaining financial assistance from the
Dominion Government. Already the presidents of the universities had
presented a very strong appeal for aid to returned soldier students, but
without success.
For the soldiers, one reverse did not constitute defeat; but, rather,
an incentive to a stronger offensive; with the result that every university
in Canada formed a Returned Soldier Students' Club, with a total membership in the affiliation of 4,000 men. At the first meeting here, called
by Mr. Kingham, the club was constituted, and the following officers
elected: Honorary president, Dr. Eastman; president, A. Munro, Jr.;
vice-president, P. D. Honeyman; secretary-treasurer, C. W. Traves. Dr.
Eastman has taken a keen interest in the work of the club and has rendered valuable assistance on several occasions. Owing to illness, Mr.
Traves had to resign from his office, and Mr. J. Berto was elected to take
his place.
The executive tried to present the claims of the club to the Dominion
Government, and at first met with little success. Then, appealing to the
Provincial Government, they were told that the returned soldier students
should certainly receive assistance, but that it should come from the
Dominion Government.
The club is strongly supported by the Alumni, the Faculty, the
Senate, the Board of. Governors, and President Klinck, and has sent
various letters, petitions and resolutions to the Dominion Government, to
all provincial representatives at Ottawa, and to the Cabinet, emphasizing
the fact that England is already giving her returned soldier students £175
per year, and Australia gives to such men an amount equal to $600 per
Gradually, the whole of Canada is awakening to the fact that her
university students, almost as a body, responded to the Empire's call in
the early years of the war, and that those students who have returned
have called upon the country for a small measure of assistance; but, due
to the inactivity of the Government, the call was not heard—at least, it
was not answered.
The average university student has a hard hill to climb. The returned
soldier student has an infinitely more difficult task; and the very least
the Government could do would be to assist him in his financial difficulties,
and show that the country which it represents, and for which the students
fought, is not lacking in feeling. (Continued on Page 123)
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"We grow like what we think of; so let us think of the good,
the true, and the beautiful."—Phillips Brooks.
THE spring of 1920 has seen the close of one of the most successful
and energetic years that the Y.W.C.A. has experienced so far in
our University.    Truly we can say that we have had a "moving" Y,
striving to become acquainted with the girls of the University, striving
also to cope with their aspirations, their hopes, their difficulties,   and
hoping and praying that life will bring to them the highest good.
During the year Bible study for the different years has been carried
on under the direction of Mr. King and Mr. Trumpour, and has proved
most interesting and instructive. Morning prayers have been held for
the women of the University every morning in the girls' common room.
Mission study has not been carried on this year, but in lieu of this we
sent our delegates to the student conference at Des Moines. The social
service work has been our fullest branch of work this year. We have
about one hundred and twenty-five girls enrolled in this work, each of
whom has volunteered two hours of their time a week. We have had
four fields of work, namely, the Community House, where our girls
superintended the club work, took charge of the sewing classes or worked
in the Library; the Turner Institute, the Alexandra Orphanage, and the
School for the Blind, where the girls read to the children and taught
them to sew.
As the "Y" is not dependent on the Alma Mater for financial support, various methods of raising money during the year have been carried
on. A sale of University notepaper was held during the early part of
the first session; greeting cards were sold at Christmas; while a sale of
College pennants was held during the second session.
The first general meeting for the year took the form of a welcome
to the newcomers to the college. Mrs. Klinck, the honorary president,
and Miss Lowe, our student secretary, spoke, while Miss Coates, the
president, extended a cordial invitation to all to join in the work of the
organization. At the second meeting Mr. Kerr addressed the girls, while
at the third we had the pleasure of hearing Miss Brenchley, Miss Coates
and Miss Mounce give their reports on the Des Moines conference.
Miss Coates, the retiring president, deserves great credit for her
untiring interest in promoting all the different branches of work of the
organization this year, and passes on the work to her successor on a
firmer footing and with a firmer grip upon the hearts of the girls than
it has had before.
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DURING the past term great impetus was given to the work of the
Young Men's Christian Association of the University by sending
delegates from our institution to the Des Moines convention. From
time to time members of the Faculty and talented speakers from outside
have addressed the weekly gatherings held under the auspices of the
The ideal of the organization is to aid in the development of the
spiritual side of the undergraduate. To this end it has been the care
of the executive to choose such subjects for discussion as should interest
any student of to-day. It has not been the desire to present any dogmatic theories, but simply to direct the minds of the young men along
deeper religious thought, which is neglected during the ordinary round
of class studies.
Dr. O. J. Todd, of the Classics Department, has tendered his most
earnest support to the movement in the capacity of honorary president.
No less zealous have been the efforts of James Mitchell, the president,
who has constantly endeavored to create interest in the meetings of the
association. As vice-president, Wilson H. Coates has proved his worth
on the cabinet, as has also J. Shier, who carried on the work of secretary-
treasurer. The other members of the executive are H. McLean, Arnold
Webster {president 1918-1919), F. J. Studer and E. A. Johnson. The
chairmanship of the Bible study group was held by R. F. Adams. The
work was then taken up by volunteers from the student body, and a
growing interest has led those in charge to make Bible study classes,
along with student prayer groups, prominent features of next year's
At the reopening of College this year a special effort will be made
for the first time to help the Freshmen who come to the city as strangers.
The matter of finding suitable quarters for the newcomers will receive
the attention of upper year students, who will be on hand at the registration desk to give information before the opening of classes and for a few
days following.
Page Ninety-Five Sty? (EtyemtBtrg Iforottj
THE Chemistry Society, organized three years ago, has grown apace
with our Alma Mater. The society is one which has a large and
wonderful field; and we look forward to the future when our members shall be leading the chemical and scientific field, not only of British
Columbia, but also the whole of Canada. Our Province is a wonderful
one, our natural resources stupendous; so it is safe to predict that here
in our midst, within a few short years, shall flourish some of the greatest
of Canada's chemical industries, helped on by our men.
It was the idea of the executive at the beginning of the session to
call and depend more on the efforts of the student members than to trespass on the good nature of our ever willing Professors. At first it was
hard; for students, while willing to debate and in other ways take the
public platform, seem loath to commit themselves to a discussion of
scientific problems, and it became necessary to call on our Professors for
Dr. Mcintosh, in his paper on "Fires, Explosives, and Industrial
Accidents," showed how a little care and a few ordinary precautions
would banish so many of the destructive and wasteful losses which annually occur in our industrial life.
Dr. Hebb's paper on "The Solar System" was intensely interesting;
and many of us went home, wondering how we could talk to Mars, and
what to say when we did find out.
Then our students began to come forward, and Mr. J. Mennie's
paper on "Explosives," and that of Mr. J. Allardyce on "Glass," showed
what our men could do.
Dr. Archibald started us off on the New Year by telling us a little
about the "Rare Gases of the Atmosphere," his demonstrations being
particularly interesting. "Wood Pulp," a subject of intense interest to
us here in B. C, was ably dealt with by Mr. H. Andrews, who pointed
out some of the possibilities of this mighty and growing industry. Dr.
Davidson's demonstration of the "Electrical Precipitation of Smoke" interested everyone, and brought forth visions of a clear and smokeless
atmosphere over False Creek.
We look forward next session to a bigger and more representative
society than ever, which will do its little bit to encourage the discussion
of chemical and industrial problems among its members.
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THIS year being the first official appearance of the Agricultural
Discussion Club, a short history will give our friends some idea
of our origin, growth and activities.
At the commencement of the 1918-19 session the students of Agriculture felt the need of a literary society, and, as we were few in numbers,
the Undergraduate Society held fortnightly meetings at the homes of
the students, where matters of business were dealt with, topics of agricultural interest, as well as those of a general nature, were debated and
discussed. Towards the close of the year, foreseeing a greater increase
in the College of Agriculture, it was deemed advisable to form a separate
organization, and, accordingly, a constitution was drawn up and passed,
and the Agricultural Discussion Club became a branch of the Literary
and Scientific Department of the University of British Columbia.
This session of 1919-20, on account of our increased membership,
we held our fortnightly meetings in the Auditorium.
Our aims are to give practice in public speaking, and to promote a
feeling of comradeship which will be of vital importance in after life.
During the past session, both the members and the Faculty have
striven in every way possible to promote the original purpose of the club.
Four debates have been held, and a number of addresses have been given
by the Faculty and members. It has been the policy of the A.D.C., after
selecting the debating team, to have every member of the club do his bit
and co-operate with the team; and thus, before the date set for the debate,
the representatives have had one or more try-outs, in which they are
enabled to arrange their subject matter in the most convincing manner.
In addition to the club activities, the A.D.C. entered the inter-class
debates to compete for the shield presented by the Men's Literary Society. In the preliminary debate we won over Science, in the semi-final
we won over Arts '22, and in the final we defeated Arts '20, thus winning
the shield. s
The teams representing us in the preliminary debate were Mr. C. W.
Traves and Mr. C. P. Leckie; in the semi-final, Mr. R. L. Fraser and Mr.
A. E. Richards; and in the final, Mr. C. W. Traves and Mr. L. B. Stacey.
Two of our members, Mr. Traves and Mr. Richards, were on the
teams representing the University in the international debate.
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The president of a nearby university heard that one of the students
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"Repeat the words the defendant used," said the counsel for the
plaintiff in a case of slander.
"I'd rather not," said the witness, timidly; "they are hardly words
to tell to gentlemen."
"Ah," said the attorney, "then whisper them to the judge."
In a small town newspaper the following notice for the Sunday
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THE Senior Economics Discussion Club of last year was reorganized
at the beginning of the session.   Dr. Boggs is our honorary president, and the members of the executive are Miss Matheson, Miss
McConnell, Mr. Denham, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Boss.
As the subject in which we are interested has at last secured its
"place in the sun," thrust itself upon the attention of statesmen, and
confounded petty politicians, it is not surprising that considerable interest
has been shown in the subjects discussed.
The opening meeting was addressed by Profesoor Angus, who took
as his subject "Direct Action." Mr. Angus traced the history of the
movement, and dealt with its development in France and England.
Subsequent meetings were addressed by Alderman Kirk and Mr.
Thomas Richardson, an ex-member of the British House of Commons.
Mr. Kirk took as his subject "Municipal Finance," and gave the members
of the club a most interesting account of the work and worries of the
"city fathers."
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AS  this  club,  in the  session  of 1918-19,  had passed  successfully
through the inaugural stages and proved itself well worthy of
existence, the 1919-20 class of Economics 1 thought it desirable
to continue it.
Accordingly, early in the term an organization meeting was held
and the following officers elected: Honorary president, Professor
Angus; president, D. Mclntyre; vice-president, Miss Rankin; secretary-
treasurer, L. W. Heaslip; executive members, Miss Pye and G. Limpus.
The constitution was kept the same as for the previous year, except the
number of members required for a quorum was reduced to fifty per cent.
At the first regular meeting the honorary president gave an address
on "The Rights of Minorities," a subject often overlooked by impetuous
reformers. It was shown that for a country to be a real democracy
the minority voice must receive full attention.
As a great, deal of the present social unrest is due to the high cost
of living and to inadequate returns for labor, these subjects were debated
and discussed at a series of meetings under such topics as "Profiteering,"
"Trusts and Monopolies," "Public versus Private Ownershop of Public
Utilities." In order to get first-hand the views of the different interests
of the community, several representative speakers were invited to address
the club. These meetings proved very interesting and instructive, and
tended to give the members a much broader outlook upon the pressing
problems of the day.
At the close of one of these meetings, which was addressed by
Colonel Mulloy on the subject of "Partizanship in Canadian Politics,"
refreshments were served. The Senior Club had been invited, and a very
pleasant evening was spent by all.
Many members of the club gladly availed themselves of the invitations of the Senior Club to attend several of their meetings.
As the major policy of the club is to encourage free, open discussion,
to promote independent thought and research, and to give training in
public speaking, it is conceded that the club had a very successful year,
for nearly every member took an active part and the discussions never
lagged for a moment, while the wealth of facts presented, and new ideas
brought forward, showed wide reading and careful observation of
economic questions on the part of those who prepared papers and debates
for the meetings.
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&ujma SHia HCappa
UPS AND DOWNS have thus far figured largely in the history of
the Sigma Delta Kappa, and, as is the way with most experiments,
its path has been fraught with many dangers and discouragements,
often necessitating an entire change of policy. However, these tempests
have apparently been safely weathered, and finally admitted to the sacred
ranks of societies under the jurisdiction of the A.M.S. The society is
settling down to fill a need in debating and literary discussion.
Started as a society with membership limited by qualifications, at the
beginning of the session, the number of members was still further limited
by being fixed at fifty, in an endeavor to keep it at such a size as to permit
each member to get full practice in speaking. The executive, until
December, comprised the following: Honorary president, Mr. Sage;
president, Miss Smith; vice-president, Mr. G. E. MacKinnon; secretary-
treasurer, Mr. T. P. Peardon; Miss H. McConnell and Mr. H. L.
Keenleyside, in the hope of varying the programme and giving plentiful
opportunities for speaking, arranged for two debates and two meetings
devoted to short speeches. At the first gathering of the year Mr. Sage
spoke on "The University Idea."
Sad experience proving during the course of the term that the constitution was far from successful in the society's proclaimed purpose of
serving as a complement to the two existing Literary societies, a complete reorganization was carried out, entrance qualifications eliminated,
and membership thrown open to all interested. This change demanded
a re-election of officers, the following taking position for the second term:
Honorary president, Mr. Sage; president, Mr. A. Swencisky; vice-president, Miss P. H. Smith; secretary-treasurer, Mr. T. O. C. Kirby.
Arrangements for an inter-'varsity debate with Alberta have been
made and preliminary discussions held on the subject selected: "Resolved
that the presidential system of government is more suited to the interests
of democracy than the parliamentary system as exemplified in Canada."
With this plan carried into effect, a precedent for inter-provincial debating
relations has been established, and the first opportunity given in the annals
of U.B.C. for the participation of a team representing both the men and
the women in a contest of this nature.
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THOUGH the University Service Club is the youngest of all soldier
organizations, it has the proud distinction of having as its parent the
oldest battalion society of this province. In the fall of 1917, when
the less fortunate of us were just beginning to taste the joys of bully
beef and S.R.D., over a dozen old boys of D Company, 196th Battalion,
assembled at the Grosvenor Hotel to celebrate in the manner then permitted by law, and honored by ancient military custom, their escape from
further danger of guard duty or Field Punishment No. "2." Actuated by
a variety of influences, these remnants (for in truth they were remnants,
most of them having lost a leg or a lung or so) invited the other returned
soldiers of the University to join with them in forming the Western
University Service Club. During the following year the membership
reached the comparatively small number of sixteen. Captain E. C
Shepherd (R. A. F.) was the first president of the club, and piloted it
through very successfully during his term of office. The work of the
organization during its first year was naturally of a social nature, as all
of the members were keen to enjoy the pleasures which they were not
able to have while in the service, so consequently a programme of dances,
dinners, and smokers was quite in order.
At the commencement of the second year the members elected Capt.
C. W. Whittaker (102nd Battalion) president, but as this "padre" was
also president of the Great War Veterans' Association, the burden of the
work fell to the vice-president, A. H. Miller, who was in a large part
responsible for the executive work during the year. Comrade Miller,
not having been a commissioned officer, was not experienced in the art of
" passing the buck," so he set to work to maintain a club worthy to
welcome home those who had stuck it to the end. So great was his
success that the membership tripled in the year just passed.
Up to this time the work of the club had continued to be of a social
nature, but now the members realized that problems of reconstruction
claimed the attention of every true Canadian, and that men who had the
double advantage of training in university and in trench could not afford
to neglect these questions. Dr. Mack Eastman was elected president at
the 1920 annual meeting, and steps were taken to enlarge the club and to
increase its work. In order to accomplish this a virtual union between
the already existing club and the recently organized Returned Soldier
Students' Club was considered advisable. With this end in view a
meeting was called, and the result was the organization of the Universities Services Club. The membership is now open to all men of any
university of any of the allied countries who saw service in the great war.
Social affairs will not be neglected in the new scheme. Members
will be given ample opportunity at dances, dinners, and other functions
to revive the memory of those days on the banks of the Somme and in
the green fields of Passchendaele. A record of the service of each and
every member is to be chronicled, and for this purpose a capable committee has been elected. The first noteworthy act of the club has been
the establishment of a scholarship in this university in memory of those
of our comrades who fell.
The officers for the year are: Honorary president, Capt. E. C.
Shepherd; president, Dr. Mack Eastman; vice-president, Harry Letson;
secretary, T. Larsen; and treasurer, C. C. Ferrie.
(Continued from Page 36)
There are thirty-six schools and colleges in Oxford. As far as I
can ascertain, each college has a chapel, and, while I presume that Divine
service is participated in, in most of the sanctuaries (thereby saving the
sextons the nuisance of dusting the pews), their chief object seems to
be that they house a bell, or series of bells. At intervals, varying from
fifteen minutes to half an hour, each bell proclaims to the world its existence and the fleeting nature of time. Little bells, big bells, sweet bells,
harsh bells, loud bells, soft bells, chiming bells, discordant bells, and bells
whose tones are nameless, all blaze forth, rending the peaceful air asunder, to inform the absent-minded that it is high noon. To us, who, with
our barbarian and primitive instinct, have been more or less accustomed
to regulating the progress of the day by the calling of the inner man,
such precipitate warning seems totally unnecessary. But perhaps the
bells of Oxford are like the pipes of Scotland—blended into sweet music
by distance. Personally, I place both in the same category. They are most
entrancing and inspiring forms of music as long as they are in their
native country and I in mine.
Of the learning of Oxford I cannot speak, for how can a man write
"that which he wot not of?" But I do know that they never study. That
is, they do not speak of studying; they always refer to it as reading—
reading law, reading music, and so on. They do have occasional lectures, as rich in "salubriousness" as the dry bones of Rameses II. But
their system is rather to acquire knowledge by separate morsels, as opposed to our university system, where the student is rushed through the
fields of knowledge so hastily that, by the time he finds himself "whizzing"
through his final year, the aforementioned fields have assumed the distinctive qualities of an academical Irish stew; in which the verdant leaves
of literature, the dry bones of philosophy, the spice of science, and the
fleshy substance of mathematics have all been hopelessly submerged by a
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THE session 1919-20 has seen the successful organization of a new
institution in the University—the Historical Society. Constituted
for the purpose of affording an opportunity for discussion of
historical subjects, past or present, of current interest, the society has
limited its undergraduate membership to fourteen students of the third
and fourth years. The constitution, as drawn up at the beginning of the
term, allows for three classes of members: honorary, associate, consisting
of graduates or others wishing to take active part in the work, but not
registered as undergraduates, and ordinary members. On graduation,
the last named become associate members, thus keeping up their connection with the society even after leaving the University. The associate
membership is unlimited.
During the session several honorary members have been elected—
President Klinck, Sir Charles Tupper, Judge Howay, R. L. Reid, K.C.,
Professor Hill-Tout, Justice Clement.
Mr. Reid has offered a prize through the society for competition
among the students for the best essay on a fixed historical subject.
Meetings of the society have taken the form of the reading of papers
on certain topics of interest, followed by open discussion. Such questions
as "Ireland," "The Negro Problem," "Shantung" and the "Treaty of
Versailles" have been considered.
The executive, which has steered the society safely through the first
year of its existence, is as follows: Honorary president, Dr. Eastman;
honorary vice-president, Mr. Sage; president, Mr. H. L. Keenleyside;
vice-president, Miss P, H. Smith; secretary, Mr. F. H. Buck; treasurer,
Miss E. M. Marwick; corresponding secretary, Miss T. A. McBeth.
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THE club has been formed for the study of English as a joy."—
Constitution, Art. II.
It is in clubs that English literature has found and expressed
its essential humanity. Indeed, the best of English literature has been
written by "clubable" men. The jolly company that met at the Mermaid
Tavern, of which Ben Johnson and Shakespeare were the leading spirits;
the staider assembly at the Turk's Head in Soho, where Johnson pronounced his judgments on men and letters; the convivial gatherings,
which inspired the Nodes Ambrosianae of Christopher North—all these
are in the same tradition; and it is this tradition which the Letters Club
seeks, in a modest way, to carry on for the students of the University.
The undergraduate membership of the club is open to all students
of the third and fourth years; it is limited, however, for working convenience, to twenty in number.
Meetings are held on alternate Tuesdays during the term, when
papers are read by the members on appointed subjects. The subject of
discussion during the past session has been contemporary verse. The
officers are: Honorary president, Professor Larsen; president, Rena
Grant; secretary-treasurer, Agnes Ure; archivist, Edna Marwick, B.A.
SUmtoau of Qtollwj* lajja
Our college days like tiny sand-grains, run
In Time's great hour-glass, dripping one by one;
Each separate, yet falling—oh! so fast
That when the final grain descends at last,
We feel that they had only just begun.
And thinking on the duties left undone,
The bonds of fellowship we might have spun,
A longing backward glance on these we cast—
Our college days.
A second spring-time is allowed to none,
So let us waste no moment of the sun
Shining so kindly now; that in the vast
Hereafter, when we look upon the past,
We'll know what great rewards our souls have won
In college days. j_.S.
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B.C. 3n ttrr Batoning
By Annie M. Anderson.
A thrush calls thrice,
And with a long-drawn sigh
The Valley wakes,
From soft cloud pillows, high;
Above the stars
Look down, each sleepy eye
Now grown so dim.
Morn flaunts her rosy banners in the east—
O fairy folk away—the day is dawning!
From dewy columbines where you did feast
And sway, on lissome flow'r stalks idly fawning;
Away!     Queen Mab herself and e'en the least
Fay of all her train—away! away!
A holy stillness breathes o'er all the vale,
Each cottage sacred in the sleep it shields;
From far away across the western pale
Of dawn-gilt cloud,
The evening shroud
Of Phoebus, softly in the fields
A fresh breeze blows; softly!  softly!
dt is a temple—this dim wak'ning earth—
Sweet with the incense of a misty morn;
Bright heralds of the new day's coming birth
Now fill the weird dark forest aisles forlorn
With reverent glow;
And breathing slow
Is harmony of bird-song, sweet and clear.
In no dim cloistered edifice of old
Didst thou appear to votaries more near,
Than in this summer world before the gold
Of sunlight far outshone bright dew, night's tear.
Stye &MM. (Eantrot
THIS institution, under the efficient management of the I.O.D.E., is
one of the most popular among the University activities, in the
estimation of the returned men who are taking vocational courses.
Although it is not much in the limelight, it has won warmest commendation and appreciation from its patrons. These number about two hundred
and fifty in the various faculties, and include also occasional students
taking short courses, as machinists, motor mechanics, etc.
It is largely due to the whole-hearted interest of Mrs. Clare Fitz-
Gibbons, Mrs. D. Smith, and the other ladies of the I.O.D.E. Canteen
Committee, that the success of this much-needed undertaking is assured.
These ladies realize that "war work" is not complete until our soldiers
who were rendered unfit for their former occupations are re-established
once more in civil life. So we find them busy every day in the preparation of excellent hot lunches at the minimum of cost; always unfailing in
kindness, still unwearied in well-doing.
A small committee of S.C.R. students co-operate with the ladies in
the work. Mr. C. Twelves, of the Assaying class, and Mr. James Gerrard,
of the S.C.R. staff, render splendid service. Much thanks is also due
Mr. Sowden, superintendent of the S.C.R. staff, for his willing help and
To every one of the workers in the Canteen the heartiest thanks of
the returned men is accorded. To the I.O.D.E. the vocational students
will always be under a debt of gratitude. Their record in war work is
second to none—"the first in, the last out." We stand at attention while
we drink the toast, "The Ladies"—God bless them!
B. H. W.
@tf|? lEnnmnirr
He spied her at a distance of several yards. She was reclining on
the grass beneath an elm tree, deeply engrossed in the latest novel. His
hungrily appraising eyes took in the round countour of her figure, noted
the inviting plumpness of her dimpled arms, the slim, seductive outline
of her girlish ankles. She was alone, and, he noted with satisfaction,
entirely unaware of his proximity.
Silently he approached his innocent, unsuspecting quarry. He saw
his opportunity, as she turned a page in her book, and rushed upon
The girl uttered a sharp exclamation. "Got him!" she cried, triumphantly. In the swift collision of two soft palms, the first mosquito of the
season passed quietlv away.
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Page One Hundred and Twelve
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U.B.C. Students Should Patronize
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Dyna  Mit«
Pally Morphism
Wilson and J. Schell
After the Christmas Exams.
First Frosh—How did you make out?
Second Frosh—I failed in H.C.L.
First Frosh—What's that? '
Second Frosh—History, Composition and Literature.
* *      *
Dr. Boggs—Who is the more keen to save, a savage or a Scotchman ?
Ec. 1 Class (in chorus)—Scotchman.
*     *     *
Corfield—Why did you tell everybody that I stole a dollar from you ?
Grey—I didn't.  I only said that if you hadn't helped me look for it
I might have found it.
* *      *
•She—What is your favorite hymn?
He—"Hold Thou My Hand."
She—Isn't that nice?   Mine is, "Draw Me Nearer."
* *      *
How do you tell a tree?
By its bark.
I have not heard one bark yet.
* *      *
"These surely are delicious snails," said a diner at a Vancouver
"First you have ever eaten, sir?" said the waiter.
"No; but we don't get them where I live," said the man.
"Where's that?" asked the waiter.
"Are there no snails there?"
"Yes, lots; but we can't catch them."
In Mechanics Lecture:
Byrn—Dr. Hebb, why is it that the people put out a rain-barrel to
catch soft water when it is raining hard?
*      *      *
"Well,  mum"   said  the  sympathetic  neighbor,  the   day after  the
funeral, "I suppose your Bill is hitting a harp with the angels now?"
"Not him!" said the widow.    "Hitting the angels with a harp is
nearer his mark."
She (in Botany lecture)—How do they get the water in the watermelon ?
Professor—Quite simple. They plant the seeds in the spring.
* *     *
The Slide Rule:   FEET FIRST.
* *     *
Rushbury—Why didn't T. H-g-l-n run in the relay ?
Cameron—Oh, he had musical feet.
Rushbury—What do you mean by musical feet?
Cameron—Two flats.
* *      *
K. K-n—My goodness! but you drive fast, don't you ?
I-w—Yes, I hit seventy yesterday.
K. K-n—Oh!   Did you kill any of them?
* *      *
He—When we had the C.O.T.C. we used to spend some very boring
She—how was that?
He—Well, we used to be on the campus drilling.
Page One Hundred and Thirteen "^ r
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School and Miscellaneous Books in the city
Corner of Hastings and Homer Streets
Q It is a well-known fadl that McDonald's
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Page One Hundred and Fourteen
Is the visible expression of the mind; therefore
let all your Printing and Stationery harmonize
with your highest ideals.
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Young Men's College Clothes
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DAD, or your older Brother, will tell you that
for smart sryles, snappy patterns and hones!
values, there is nothing better in Young Men's
Clothes than those sold by the Hudson's Bay Co.
designed especially for the young man of from  16
to  18, are no new feature here.
Our makers are well experienced in producing
just, the type of suit demanded by the figure and
fancy of our modem "younger"' young man.
There's a variety of suitable styles ready and the
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lieButo's Bau fanmmtfm
Page  One Hundred and  Fifteen &-*■   AT   J.   N.   HARVEY'S   CLOTHING    STORES   -*-«8
For Young Men
^ Every wanted and popular Style is
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Page One Hundred and Sixteen
<J This store wants the business of
U.B.C. men. No end of trouble has
been taken to get Athletic Outfits
with the right amount of snap and
go in them.
€J Come in anytime — look the stuff
over. IJ If you want special goods,
they can be made up.
Cor. Robson
and GranvilTe
Sporting  Goods Dealer
(Continued from Page 105)
broth of lecturers' verbiage. But perhaps even the misguided Colonial
may, ii» the course of time, accustom himself to their method, and find
that education consists not in the mass of knowledge attained, but in the
quality of the knowledge he has learned well.
Yet with all the academical atmosphere of Oxford, the students bear
one strong point of resemblance to our own undergraduates—they never
let their studies interfere with their regular college course. The opportunities for carrying out this maxim are particularly favorable here. One
is here but a short time before he finds that, away from our Freshman
capacity, "off parade," as it were, the people show us that cordiality and
hospitality, that genuine spirit of uneffusive welcome and good-fellowship
which no people possess to a higher degree than the British, and in no
part of Britain is it more lavishly practiced than in Oxford. The ladies
of Oxford, the wives of tutors, professors, and officials, hold "open house"
on many afternoons, where friendships are made and acquaintances ripen
over the harmless but convivial cup of tea. Sometimes, so I am told, the
tutors even have daughters, who are not always dressed in blue, nor
occupied with Aristotle.
But of such things, and the more serious aspects of Oxford, I must
not write just now. Perhaps when, later, the minor traditions have
assumed their proper proportions, and the strange customs have lost
their grotesqueness, I may be able to tell of the ancient buildings, the
awe-inspiring halls, the gifted lecturers, the sacred monuments, and the
priceless treasures, spiritual, intellectual, and material, which make Oxford the Queen of Universities, the ideal of growing institutions, and the
perfect embodiment of all that is noblest and best in the spirit of British
Now, looking back upon it—my long, dreary waste of life—all that
went before, and all that is to be, hinges irretrievably upon that meeting!
I see the future stretching out before me, a weary desert, its only landmarks blasted hopes and futile dreams. Ah! life becomes but existence
when one's love proves vain.!
It is but a few short hours ago that I met them in the park. I did
not see them.until I was quite near; and then my steps were arrested by
the horror of that revealing tableau: Her head, dark and beautiful, rested
upon my loved one's shoulder; his arms were about her as they sat upon-
the rustic bench .... and, as I stood looking on, my heart sick with
despair, their lips met in a rapt kiss	
Yes, my life is indeed ended!
But how vainly presumptuous have been my hopes . . . .for Archie
is a Sophomore, and I only a Freshette! SPECS '21.
"Just a whisper off Qranville"
Page One Hundred and Seventeen (Greetings
Q Among candies in British Columbia
Purby's have standing.
•I However, it is unnecessary to tell
U.B.C. people anything about them.
^f The fountain department knows many
students and serves them quantities of
frozen dainties. Two or three items
on the menu are named for U.B.C.
— Frat Special is one.
•I Thanking you all.
K. C. Purby, £tb.
Makers of "Purd-g's Chocolates
675 (BranotUe Street
Page One Hundred and Eighteen
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TAKE A LOOK THROUGH! "Oil!* aibgaa^H"
WITH the last issue of "The Ubyssey" for this Spring, we see the
successful end of the fourth year of the publication of a university
periodical under student management. It began its career as a
monthly magazine under the title of "Anonymous," shortly changed to
"Anon," and in 1917 became the "Ubicee." With the growth of the
University, and natural increase in activities, the pressing need was felt
for some more detailed account of student events than could be given in
the monthly, and at the beginning of the Autumn term in 1918 "The
Ubyssey" made its first appearance as an eight-page weekly, under the
control of the Publications Board. In spite of the pessimistic forebodings
of various members of the University, the first year of the experiment
proved successful, and the session 1919-1920 has seen "The Ubyssey"
firmly established as a weekly medium of 'Varsity news. Before giving
our final greeting for this year, we wish to thank very sincerely those who
have contributed either material or useful criticism; to those who have
not, we can only repeat the same old plea, "Tuum Est."
So f an 2Umemher tlje Nigl|t of % 3Fr*Bljt* SmpJion?
Robert (later the immaculate) gazed long and solemnly into the
depths of his mirror. The reflection was reassuring; a tall young
gentleman of eighteen summers, possessed of a square, lean jaw;
straight black hair; and humorous blue eyes, looked back at him. But
his appearance did not seem sufficiently satisfactory. Robert told himself that freckles, however faint, were not marks of beauty. He continued to regard himself with lowered brow. Then his face lighted up
—with the alacrity of sudden inspiration he crossed stealthily to his
sister's room, and applied her powder-puff freely. At length, altogether
satisfied with his toilette, he put on his hat, gloves, and carrying his
overcoat, left the house.
Jane's color rose when the door-bell rang. She had been looking
forward to this night for weeks. She was quite ready; but as it is
fashionable to kep our escorts waiting attendance, she turned to her
glass for a last eagerly appraising look. She tucked a stray curl under
the crown of her hat. unfastened only to refasten her gloves, and then
tripped down the stairs.
Robert had had barely time to seat himself in the parlor, when she
appeared, radiant, in the doorway. He rose awkwardly, smoothing his
hair with one hand, and loosening his collar with the other.
"I'm sorry to keep you waiting so long, Robert," said she with a
smile (her dimples were certainly bewitching).
They set out together, her arm on his.
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Page One Hundred and Nineteen PHONE, SEYMOUR   1889
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Vancouver, B. C.
Our Marconi Wireless Station
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This is the age of the trained. Are you trained? In a short time I
can train you to become a fully-qualified wireless operator, with a first-
class Government certificate, ready to accept one of the numerous
lucrative positions offered to our graduates.
The study of wireless is fascinating and interesting. Wireless, now
only in its infancy, is one of the most promising and best fields a young
man can enter.
The Marconi Company have installed at this Institute an up-to-date
2-k.w. Marconi wireless equipment, and practical instruction is given to
every student. The Marconi Company give preference to our graduates.
Our students have the great advantage of being examined by a Government Inspector at this Institute on the apparatus with which their training has made them fully familiar.
We shall be pleased to give demonstrations to intended students at
any time. Wireless telegraphy offers opportunities to see the world in
luxury and comfort, in a highly-respected profession offering good
salaries.    Enroll now.   We will do the rest.
Commercial Telegraphy
There is an increasing demand for experienced operators in this section. This is an ideal profession for both young men and women. The
Canadian Pacific Telegraphs, Great Northwestern, Western Union, Government Telegraph Service, Postal Telegraphs and other Commercial
Telegraph Companies are always seeking the services of trained operators. The telegraphers' duties are clean, easy, comfortable, healthful,
delightful, short hours and good salary.
Railroad Telegraphy
This branch of the Institute is complete in every detail. New railroads are opening up in this Province (Canadian Northern, Grand Trunk
Pacific, Pacific Great Eastern, Canadian Pacific, Great Northern,
Northern Pacific, Kettle Valley, Canadian National Railways), and thes-e
railways and others will require operators in the near future, which will
increase the already large demand for experienced operators. The Great
Northern Railway have installed an instrument in the Institute, which
is permanently connected to their main line, and by this means our students learn under actual working conditions. Take the first step to
success by enrolling to-day. This School has four widely-experienced
practical Instructors, and you may go forth from this Institution at
graduation to a splendid position, including short hours, pleasant work
and good pay, with prospects of rising to the highest place in the railroad and commercial world.
Page One Hundred and Twenty (Stiat Wxttavia ©rip
"T   GO to awake the dead!" said someone away back in the Renaissance
[  times, and again in the twentieth century the saying was revived by
the body of U.B.C. students who made the annual trip to Victoria
after the Christmas exams.
Some of the more fortunate students were able to catch the afternoon
boat on Friday, the 19th, and accompanied the Orpheum troupe across;
but the remainder, who had to write exams, in such subjects as biology
and organic chemistry, had to wait for the midnight boat.
The piano on the Alice was found to be in the best of condition; the
fact that it was locked being easily overcome by one who seems destined
to follow one of the "professions," probably in a bank. Soon the chorus
of male voices attracted the attention of the officers and crew, and, like
the victims of the sirens of old, many good sailormen were nearly wrecked
about that piano.
Victoria was founded by an Englishman, who, being somewhat homesick, laid it out after the ground plan of Hampton Court maze. It is built
on rock, which sticks out here and there through the mud and scrub oak,
and nothing can shake it.
The principal buildings in Victoria are the Y.M.C.A. "Hotel," where
the men "put up," and the Strathcona, where most of the women stayed.
On Saturday Tigh & Wheeler's was the popular eating place, but on
Sunday the White Lunch seemed to be more favored.
Most of Saturday was taken up with games; but these are being
reported elsewhere. To get to the Victoria Rugby grounds, where the
big game was played in the afternoon, you take a number eleven car.
(The Victoria cars are numbered from one to eleven. This number
signifies the line on which they run, the hour at which they come on in
the morning and go to the barns at night. Victoria has no complicated
car schedule.)
In the evening most of the students left for the dance given in their
honor at Burleith, which is situated just outside Victoria, near Port
Alberni, and not far from Nanaimo. As the fog was rather dense, and
the directions given rather misty, a few of the students who lost their
way arrived at their destination, but most did not—which was fortunate.
Burleith was popular among the Victorians, to judge by the number
that attended that evening. It had reason to be. Was not the music
good, and did not the punch have "kick" in it ? Burleith marks the climax
of the trip. By the time the Vancouver boat left on Sunday afternoon,
most of the students had found their way back to the city and were
A. Rive.
Ethyl Bromide—Have you seen Al?
Cy. Arrogen—Al who?
*Et. Br.—Al Cohol.
(CN)2—No; but Kerosene him an hour ago, and he hasn't benzene
At Victoria Senior Rugby Game:    Said an Intermediate (who had
played in the morning game), as a player fell headlong into a small lake:
*      *      *
At the Rugby game a large bird flies overhead.
D. A. Wallace—Look at the crane!
Lynch—That's not a crane; that's a heron.
D. A. W.—You're crazy!  A herrin' is a fish.
Peck (to McLennan, about some engineering job)—How did you
raise the house, Mike?
Mike—On four jacks.
*      *      *
A girl on a Fairview car wanted to go to English Bay. When she
came to Davie Street, she said:
"Is this where I change for the bathing beach?"
Conductor—I have no objections; but you had better ask the
Bill Scott—Say!   Light that gas, will you?
S. Peck—Why, we don't have to heat this solution.
B. Scott—I know; but I'll probably have to cook up the results.
I was coming home from the Science dance in the back of an auto,
and she was a nice young thing. She said, "My hands are cold." So I
held her hands. Then she said, "I'm cold all over." So I gave her my
overcoat.   What more could a gentleman do?
W. C-t-s (on the occasion of the visit of the Duke of Devonshire)—
At the end of the lecture, all stand up and hold your seats till he goes.
Page One Hundred and Twenty-One Meet Me
at tfye
rHEN you go downtown
shopping, don't forget to
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(Continued from Page 32)
concerned. The student delegates have had their religious ideas clarified
and strengthened, their spiritual viewpoint broadened, and their enthusiasm for the higher things of life awakened. If they can only impart to
the students here some of the enthusiasm of the convention, and convince
them that "The Evangelization of the World in This Generation" will
solve the many problems confronting the world to-day, they believe that
we, in the University of British Columbia, will do our share in bringing
to pass this new, and greater, Reformation.
H. M. Cassidy.
(Continued from Page 93)
Only forty-two of the students are receiving vocational allowances
through the Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment Board; the others are struggling on. The hope is that, before the end of this session, the Government
will be wise enough to do for the returned students in Canada what the
Imperial Government is doing for the soldiers in the universities in
(Continued from Page 70)
ideals of duty and service. ... In the shaping of the new World
after the War, these same qualities are needed. ... I call upon the
universities of the Empire to enter the new conditions with the same
lofty enthusiasm they showed during the War."
Can we neglect the clarion call of the beloved Field-Marshal ? Whatever the ultimate form our Empire may take, whether a Federation or
an Alliance, university men and women are being regarded as potent
factors in shaping its destiny—to perpetuate the ideals of righteousness
and international justice, for which our brothers died, and for which our
Empire lives. Bryce H. Wallace, Arts '20.
SINCE it is now found impossible to have major college functions in
the University Auditorium, the first annual ball of the Science Llnder-
graduates' Society was held in Lester Court on February 9th. The
affair was pronounced an unqualified success by the five hundred dancers
present. The music was the best obtainable; the supper was excellent;
indeed, all the arrangements were carried out perfectly. In accordance
with the wish of the student body, dancing continued until two o'clock.
The patronesses for the occasion were Mrs. L. S. Klinck, Mrs. R. W.
Brock, Mrs. P. H. Elliott, Mrs. J. M. Turnbull and Mrs. E. G. Matheson.
Ireland & Allan
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Page One Hundred and Twenty-Three Our Fountain Dispenser turns out the most delicious Sundaes and Fancy Drinks imaginable
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Popular Prices.
The most up-to-date  Kitchen  Equipment and Sterilizing System in use.
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Across the Street front the
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A place where you may bring your
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evening from 6 to 8.30, and from 10
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THE main thing, on your inaugural day, is to circulate around, get in
touch, let everyone know you are present.    This is best done by
paying a round of calls.  Naturally, the first man you call on is the
president.   Be sure to do this; the president will feel very much slighted
if you do not.
In talking to Dr. Klinck, do not be aloof and stand-offish. This will
hurt his feelings. Try to forget that he is merely the president, and treat
him as an equal. This will please him. Go into his office, slap him on
the back and say, "Hello! Klinck, old bean." Some little thing like that,
just to put him at his ease. Then seize the most comfortable chair, seat
yourself in it, and put your feet on the desk.
The president will by now be fairly radiating joviality and good-
fellowship, and will likely offer you a cigar. If he fails to do this, do no.t
be angry. Remember he is only a president and give him one of your
Next, slide easily into a discussion of 'Varsity affairs. Endeavor to
give the president the benefit of any ideas you may have as to how a
college should be conducted, and point out to him a few of the more
obvious defects in his own institution. Be sure to tell him how you would
like your own subjects taught. He will want to know this, so that he
can arrange things. Do not stay too long. He might think you were
seeking his company. This would make him conceited. As you pass out,
tell him that you will try to find time to drop in for dinner some night.
Now .you should visit Mr. Wood. As before, be cheery, but a little
less effusive. Remember, he is even less than a president. Mr. Wood
will be practically certain to give you a cigarette first thing. Cigarettes
are a mania with him.
With a professor of English, one should, of course, talk literature;
so open your chat by asking him what he thinks of R. W. Chambers'
latest novel. You will find his answer quite fervid. R. W. Chambers is
another of his obsessions. The ruling passion of his life, however, is an
intense antipathy to Boston. Be sure to say something cutting or derisive
about Boston. He will respond with considerable feeling. If the conversation seems to languish, bring in the subject of movies. He will
grow quite heated discussing the respective merits of Theda Bara and
Charley Chaplin. Tell him what time in the morning you will have your
English lecture. When leaving, do not tip Mr. Wood. It is not considered good form to tip professors. You may, however, send him a sack
of flour or a side of bacon at Christmas, preferably before the Christmas
(Continued on Page 127)
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Varsity Students!
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Only  Years
of Experience
in acquiring-fenowledge of Footwear, and
painstaking efforts in selecting the world's
finest Boots for Men and Women, can account for that subtle difference in line
and finish which places the Footwear we
offer you in a class by itself. And this is
evident not only in appearance, but is emphasized by a stability and reliability. Our
Boots are sold with a margin of profit—
large enough to reward worthy effort—
small enough to win an ever-increasing
(Continued from Page 125)
Across the hall you will find Mr. Russell. You may be quite curt
with him, as he is merely a maths, professor. Just give him your instructions as to lectures, tell him to be a good boy, and pass out. He will likely
rise and help you out, as he is a very polite man.
Next on your list comes Mr. Robertson, of the Latin Department.
Get him to tell you what cribs you will need for the coming year. Once
started, he will likely talk quite warmly on cribs. He is crazy about them.
Tell him your ideas on Latin. For instance, point out to him the absurdity of teaching the despicable doggerel of Virgil and the senile ravings of Cicero, when several of Ovid's more spicy poems are unexplored
by Freshies. If you have a big red apple, or a cooky, in your pocket, it
would be a pretty thought to give it to Mr. Robertson as you depart.
At the foot of the stairs you will meet R. F. Adams. You will know
him by the gates ajar collar and consecrated look which he wears, because
he is a poet. Toss him a nickel, and pass on hastily. Farther down the
corridor you will be almost sure to meet Couper. Couper is a nice
fellow, but he has one peculiarity: he hates Socialists. As you pass by
him, mutter, under your breath, "Vive la reaction," "A bas l'ouvrier."
Any little thing like that, just to make him remember you.
By this time you will probably be tired of calls. In fact, I imagine
you will, be very tired, quite exhausted. So run up to the girls' common
room for tea. They serve tea there from two till five. On your way
down, put your head in the library door and give the college yell. This
will show everyone that you have the college spirit. Then go down to
the Students' Council and tell them that you will not tolerate any initiation. They will be glad to know this. If you want to go home, step into
the cloakroom, marked "Faculty," and take a hat. Any hat, it doesn't
matter; the hats in there are for general use. Then buzz along home.
Buzz very fast.
(Continued from Page 60)
Suddenly a joyful cry arose from the advance guard who were
skirmishing down the basement stairs: "Here's Tarn!" Mrs. McPherson rushed forward, crying: "Tarn, Tarn, ye scoundrel! What for did
ye gang awa' the day like that? Tarn, ye wee villain, an' we were a' oot
huntin' for ye."
"Well, I'll be jiggered!" said the young man who had manifested a
curiosity as to Tarn's status, as Mrs. McPherson dropped on one knee,
held out her hand invitingly and summoned the prodigal: "O Tarn, ma
rascal; come here, old fellow. Here, cheetee—cheetee—cheetee. Ye bad
cat'" E. Patricia H. Smith.
Recreation and
Physical Development
•J Are just, as important as lectures and text books.
•J The most up-to-date and expert manufacturers
supply you (through us) with the very latest and
best equipment for your pleasure and your physical
upbuilding.    Whether you favor
Tennis      Hockey      Football
Baseball        Bowling
— or any other form of exercise, we are ready to
furnish just the right things you require, and always
at lowest prices for the quality demanded.
The Complete Sporting Goods Store
618-620 Hastings Street, W. Vancouver, B.C.
Paca   One Hundred  and  Twenty-Sevsn Hundreds  Promoted Annually!
That's the proud record of the Employment Department of
Government Inspected and under the Direction of the Trustee Board ■
Yearly Sessions, October 1 to March 31
Full Six Months' Tuition, $5.00
Electrical Engineering
Technical Drafting
Show Card Writing
Automobile Ignition
Home-Makers' Courses
Ladies' Tailoring
Building Construction
Children's Sewing
Vocal Music     *
Naval Architecture
Instrumental Music
Machine Construction
Office Filing
Steam Engineering
Adding Machine
Public Speaking
Mimeograph Work
Public School Courses
Business Arithmetic
Civil Service
Business English
Short-Story Writing
Etc., etc.
THE  DOOR IS WIDE OPEN!     COME!     For particulars regarding Evening School Work, apply to
Telephone, Seymour 4760
W. K. BEECH, Director
School Board Offices
Page One Hundred and Twenty-Eight The Steaming
CJ Of NABOB Coffee is the promise of the flavor
you'll find in the cup. And NABOB is supremely
delicious, fresh and full-flavored, rich and fragrant
always, because it is the blended excellence of the
best coffee berries safeguarded from loss — because
Vacuum Packed
"Get the Go"
of Motorcycling
Whisk with the wind, to the 'Varsity
and Home ; about town on business,
over the paved highway, through the
shady park, fishing and hunting trips.
As many miles as you like — aboard
the broad seat of the fleet
Come, be motor merry.    Buy an H.D. motor cycle—the same sturdy steed
that so nobly stood the strain of war duty on the battlefields of France.
Men! Economize in Buying
Your Clothes
** -
Get quality. Pay a reasonable price. Even with the prevailing
conditions, we are offering you superior materials and attractive
styles at reasonable prices.
SERGE; made up in a popular style, which is finding favor with
men who want something a little out of the ordinary. The coat is
cut on snug-fitting lines, with very smart, soft rolling peak lapel.
A suit that will wear splendidly and retain its shape to the last.
The lining and interlinings are in keeping with the
high grade of the cloth.   Price	
OUR IMPORTED ENGLISH VICUNA, in fast indigo dye, is another excellent choice. This suit is particularly dressy, with soft
rolling lapels, and beautifully tailored fronts. A suit which we
know to be absolutely dependable, and an
exceptionally good value.   Price	
STYLECRAFT CLOTHES—We have this well-known brand In a
handsome all-wool grey tweed, cut on very smart lines, and hand-
tailored throughout. This model is very practical for the man of
business, and in every sense of the word
a gentleman's suit.    Price	
Page One Hundred and Twenty-Nine SL1.
(EuihtortHmi $t (Ha. Sift.
Sole Agents for
Two Stores:
648 Granville Street 619 Hastings Street, W.
k )
(Canadian photo go,
Seymour 1911
Our Specialties: Silks, Kim on as
Ladies' Wear Made to Order
Direct Importers of
Opposite the Orpheum Theatre
London Grill
T~]?e most reliable
place to eat
— 7 52 —
PHONE,  SEY.  35S0
Page One Hundred and Thirty A. E. CUSICK
Silks and Fancy Goods
Phone. Set. 3507
846  Granville Street
Assayers and Chemists
Scientific Apparatus for Schools
and Colleges
Graphite Crucibles for Brass Foundries
C. P* Acids and Chemicals
Chemically Pure Sulphuric Acid for Storage Batteries'
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