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Eighth Annual of the University of British Columbia 1923

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  Eighth Annual of the
University of British Columbia
Contents for 1922-1923
Dedication      14
Editoriai      15
The Publicity Camp vign    16
The Faculty of Arts ash Science
Arts '23          19
Arts '24      41
Arts Women's Executive    44
Arts Men's Executive   45
Arts '25      46
Arts '26  49
The Faculty of  Applied Science
Sc. '23  53
Sc. '24     62
Sc. '25     64
Sc. '26  66
Nurses             68
Science Men's Executive    70
The Faculty of Agriculture
Ag. '23  71
Ag. '24      74
Ag. '25     •  75
Ag. '26     79
Publications  Board        80
Students'  Council        82
Literary- and Scientific Department    83
Men and Women's Lit  85
Debating    86
Historical Society     87
Sigma Delta Kappa    87
Musical  Society         88
Players'   Club  89
Letters, Chess, and Radio Club    92
Engineering Discussion and Chemistry Society  93
Agriculture Discussion and Livestock Club    94
Students'  Christian Movement  S5
The  Marshals
Men's   Athletics      97
Rugby     97
Men's Athletics Executive   103
Soccer     105
Basketball      108
Boxing     •  110
Rowing             Ill
Hockey    •  112
Swimming      113
Track  Club    •  114
Outdoors      115
Women's   Athletics      116
Basketball      116
Swimming     •  117
Women's Gym. Club    118
Badminton    •  118
Tennis     119
Women's  Athletic Executive   •  120
Women's Grass Hockey       121
Asterisks indicate returned soldiers.
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President—Leonard S.  Klinck, B.S.A.  (Toronto), M.S.A.,  D.Sc.   (Iowa  State College)
Dean: H. T. J. Coleman, B.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Columbia).
The courses in Arts and Science leading to the degrees of B.A. and M.A. embrace English Literature, Classical
Literature, Modern Languages, History, Philosophy, the Principles of Economics and Government, Chemistry,
Mathematics,  Physics,  Biology,  Bacteriology and  allied subjects.
Dean: Reginald W. Brock, M.A., LL.D.   (Queen's), F.G.S., F.R.S.C.
Courses leading to the degrees of B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. are offered in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil
Engineering, Forest Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering,
Mining Engineering,  Nursing and   Public  Health.
Dean:   F. M. Clement, B.S.A. (Toronto), M.A.  (Wisconsin).
The courses in Agriculture leading to the degrees of  B.S.A.  and  M.S.A.  include  the  departments  of  Agronomy,
Animal   Husbandry,   Horticulture,   Dairying,   Poultry  Husbandry, and 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 lectures can be obtained on application to the Secretary of the Extension Committee.
SUMMER SESSION—A six-weeks course is  offered for teachers and others.    Courses are given in the work of the first
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The Regular Session of 1928-21/. begins on September 25th.    For Calendar and other information apply to the Registrar.
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THE successful conclusion of the Campaign brings the University of
British Columbia very near to the end of what will be considered
the first period of its history. Every university is marked by its
own distinctive characteristics, and the next session will be the last during
which we shall enjoy the conditions that have unquestionably moulded the
•character of this institution.
During the past eight years, staff and students, faculties and departments, men and women, have been thrown together in an intimacy whicli
would not have been possible under more favorable circumstances. Due to
that intimacy, we are at present a unity. Our establishment at Point Grey
will be followed by a rapid expansion of all departments and an increase
of student activities. Obviously, with growing numbers and a greater
■diversity of interests, the same intimacy between all parts of the institution
will no longer be enjoyed. Yet unity must not be lost as a consequence.
During the next session it is to be hoped that student organization will be
so strengthened as to become able to stand the strain of rapid expansion in
many directions.
Our cramped and poverty-stricken youth has left us with another
characteristic, which, let us hope, will also remain indelible. The University
of British Columbia is still democratic. The student body is not as yet
■divided by any definitely drawn lines.    Perhaps in a Canadian university,
and particularly in a western one, the fear that this may occur in time is
groundless. Yet the experience of other institutions warns us to beware
of this insidious process, which vitiates the life of a college.
The international outlook of this University is perhaps the most striking
thing about it. Strange as it may appear, this viewpoint does not seem to
be the result of the influence of the faculty or any member thereof. It seems,
rather, to have come from the students themselves. When we consider that
the University of British Columbia is, comparatively speaking, isolated,
this spirit of internationalism is all the more inexplicable. However that
may be, we are justified in thinking it our chief est glory and in attempting
to keep our Alma Mater free from all narrowing restrictions.
The Campaign has brought us, as we have said, to a turning point in
our career. It has also brought us face to face with the problem of public
opinion. That problem has not yet been solved. Indeed, the next few
years will see it a more insistent problem than before. Its solution, however,
lies only partially with the student body. Yet it is our earnest hope that
those who have to settle this problem will succeed in rescuing the University
of British Columbia from the fate of having to tag along dutifully beside a
benevolent and paternal public and of being denied the keen delight of first
rounding the bend in the road.
[ PAGE   FIFTEEN ] THERE have been many plans made and theories evolved during the
last few years to move the University to Point Grey, but up to the
spring of 1922 no individual had been found with the initiative or the
ability to execute them. With one of these theories we have lately become
well acquainted, namely, that "The government be petitioned to take the
necessary action which will result in the University being moved to Point
Grey," and Ab. Richards, who was then president elect of the Alma Mater
Society, was the man who had the initiative and ability to put it through.
By his efforts he succeeded in not only interesting the student
body, but in getting their unanimous support. Petition forms were printed
and distributed to the students, who undertook to get them signed during
the summer. By the opening of the fall session we had obtained about
15,000 signatures, which total, although impressive, was not sufficient to
induce the government to take definite steps in the matter.
A great deal of work was done by certain students during the summer.
From these, Ab. selected a committee, which was henceforth known as the
Publicity Campaign Committee. These people threw themselves heart and
soul into the work before them, and by the middle of October had inaugurated
a news service and organized a house-to-house canvas, which boosted the total
number of signatures to 56,000. Although this number far exceeded the
objective set in the spring, the committee had in the meantime arranged for
(Continued on Page 95)
[ PAGE   SEVENTEEN ] IT WILL be conceded that this student body has other
strength than mere force of numbers. This campaign shows
energy, initiative, organizing ability, and discipline. It
proves that the students have organized consciousness and a
remarkable spirit of loyalty to their school. This spirit has
been developed and maintained in spite of the fact that there is
no common residence, no campus, no athletic centre, and no convenient social centre. Perhaps one should say that these impediments to normal college life have promoted unity and enthusiasm
in this campaign. Common sufferings and a common sense of
injustice have provoked sympathy and common action.
It is a remarkable feature of this movement, in which the
undergraduates had complete direction and control, that it should
have been carried out without indiscretion or sacrifice of dignity
or offence against good taste. In this demonstration the students
did nothing to discredit their University itself, as distinguished
from the place where it lives, and managed in even the lighter
parts of their demonstration to maintain the seriousness of their
purpose. Organizers and participants showed the high spirits
and gaiety of youth, but they did not forget that they were ladies
and gentlemen. They have made their appeal without bitterness
and without offence to public men and to the community. In the
years to come, when, as mature and influential citizens, they shall
contemplate the University establishment at Point Grey, they
may look back on their early share in this development with
much satisfaction and no self-reproach. — Extract from Daily
Province editorial.
The Class History of Arts 73
ON A BRIGHT, sunny morning in September of the year 1919, by far
the largest Freshman class in the history of U. B. C. up to that time
assembled in the crowded auditorium to absorb the sage counsel
of the opening-day addresses. Of the 681 students enrolled in the Faculty
of Arts and Science during the session of 1919-20, no fewer than 382 were
in their first year. Many of these were returned soldiers, and it was due
largely to their interest in student activities that Arts '23 was voted
by many the best all-round Freshman class to enter Varsity.
We received a rather warm reception on initiation day. One thought,
however, consoled us. This was expressed by one of our poets, when, in
the concluding lines of his modest account of our horrible tortures, he
triumphantly cried:
"They clipped me baldheaded and pounded me sore,
But I pity the wretches of Arts '24."
But unfortunately we were to be denied Our pound of flesh. After
examining our rather barbarous initiation programme, the Students' Council
gently but firmly informed us that "Them days is gone forever."
As a Freshman class, we took a keen interest in all college activities.
One of the members of the class won the Women's Oratorical Contest, and
three gained parts in the Spring play. There will be many vacancies in
the Players' Club when we graduate. But in sports particularly we find
our greatest claim to remembrance as a notable Freshman class. Nowadays
our ancient athletic prowess is only a memory, and in interclass sports
we are dubbed "Poor Arts '23." But, alas! our famous athletes have been
stolen —or have strayed from the fold. In perusing the athletic records
of the session 1919-20, we find that Arts '23 could boast the entire girls'
basketball and hockey teams, three members on the senior rugby team, five
men on the soccer team, three on the hockey team, and several more on the
intermediate rugby and basketball teams. Besides this, the class won the
Arts '20 relay and the senior and intermediate championships in the
track meet.
In our Sophomore year our numbers decreased to 168. This great
decline in our numbers gave us a greater opportunity to become acquainted
with one another and to attain unity as a class. During this session,
besides taking our usual prominent part in the performances of the Players'
Club and repeating our successes in women's athletics, we became recognized leaders in debating. In interclass debates the women won the shield
and gained both prizes in the Women's Oratorical Contest, while the men
won three rounds of the interclass contests.
Our total registration in our Junior year fell to 120. Truly, we were
deficient in quantity, but not, surely, in quality! In debating we achieved
a rather unique triumph. Both of the contestants chosen to represent our
Alma Mater in the first international debate with Willamette University
were members of Arts '23. Two other novel events occurred during this
session. We adopted the draw system for our class party and we decided
to wear gowns during our Senior year.
Seniors at last! Time, we have lost you, so great has been the rusli
of events, so many have been the calls on our time in this our graduating
year. In the first place, the Students' Campaign took up much of our time
during the Fall term. Not only did Arts '23 set a splendid average in the
house-to-house canvass during the campaign week, but also gave, as its
valedictory gift, $400 to the campaign funds. The campaign terminating
successfully in a very short time, and the funds not being spent, it was
decided that the valedictory gift should consist of books on art, reproductions of the best paintings, and several engravings. In spite of the burdens
of our Senior year, we have not neglected student activities. Six of our
members serve on the Council, while others are directing the policy of
minor organizations. Our social activities during the present session have
also been successful and very enjoyable, particularly the reception given
for us bv Dean and Mrs. Coleman.
(Continued on Page 39)
Elaine hailed from Grand Forks when she joined our Sophomore ranks. Agreeing
with Thackeray that "Life without laughing is a dreary blank," she enlivens the
Historical Society and the Musical Club. In spite of the fact that she occupies her
time in capturing first-class history honors, she really specializes in happiness and
A mathematical physicist with, we are afraid, a puritanical turn of mind. The
poor man seldom gets less than ninety-seven per cent, in his examinations. Those
who know say "he is ever searching out the realms beyond the usual ken." Another
brilliant quotation from a fertile brain is "teaching young ideas to shoot." This is
evidently done three times a week by Maurice. Electricity causes him no unnecessary
fear, when the Players' Club has need of his services for the Christmas plays. Is he
mystical and magical?
Our Tarzan comes from the wilds of Naramata. He has succeeded in infusing
a real virility into local S.C.M. circles—"man to man" religion. As President of
the Student Christian Movement, he was instrumental in arranging Dr. Gray's visit
this year. Everything Harold does he does well; we wish we could say the same
of Delilah.
Dorothy is petite and good—but not too good. With her ready wit and humor
she is a source of infinite fun for her pals. Although she enjoys Glee Club and
lectures, she keeps her raptures for dancing and her good nature for friendship.
Beware of Molly! Deeply versed in mystic art, she drags to light, through the
medium of psychological data, our best hidden skeletons. In spite of this Molly
has boon companions, possessing, as she does, qualities that make her the best friend
a feller ever had. French conversats., Glee Club, and dancing, form her favorite
pastimes.    Question: Does farming lure her to Dewdney?
Eric did not enter the class until the Junior year. He is a product of Victoria
College, where he took the first two years, and is a living specimen of the ravaging
effects which Greek and Latin Honours have upon one. He even swears in Greek.
In the summer he is known to show considerable prowess in the cricket field. Since
he is very reticent, a lover of peace and quiet, he is reputed to be a misogynist.
"Besides,  'tis  known  he  could speak  Greek
As naturally as pigs squeak."
It was once said of a famous general that he was "a terror for his size." Change
the gender and you have a description of Eve. Bobbed hair, ingenuousness
(outward), and will power have made her during her college career President of
the Women of '23, captain of Senior Basketball during two years of victory, a
member of the Students' Council as head of Women's Athletics, and a reporter on
the Ubyssey. She has also been a record prize winner at High Jinks in costumes
which prove the fallacy of trusting to an outward appearance of demureness.
Favorite hobby: Letters of the alphabet.    Favorite expression: "Well, I want to—"
A distinct and distinguished addition to any class. Leroy Memorial Scholarship? Why sure, Hunter and that thing are brothers, judging from past history.
He hasn't failed to try any of the English courses, to our knowledge, from 1 to 24.
President of A. M. U. S. and filling numerous duties here—and everywhere. These
minor details hamper him little when it comes to getting a first-class standing. All
that he has to do is let somebody else do his share of the work.
Yes, we call him "R. E.," in spite of the fact that fond parents dubbed him
Robert, playmates Bobbie, and school friends Bob. His grin is still the most
important part of his face, and he still says, "Let's go, gang." During his senior year
he has filled the difficult and important post of advertising manager of the Ubyssey.
Fords, Economics, new steps, feminine psychology, and rivals have been R. E.'s main
sources of worry as an undergrad.
Others may live up to the second half of Gladys' name better than she does,
but on the board walk or in Economics she is no violet by a mossy stone and could
never be half-hidden from the eye. As President of Women's Athletics and centre
of the senior basketball team her support will be greatly missed in days to come.
Hurry and worry are two words which do not appear in her vocabulary.
"Technique is hers—"
Not only as regards debating, guiding the discussions of the Letters Club, and
in such minor matters as honours in English and History, but also in the really
serious affairs of life, such as flirting. She looks, when it pleases her, like a sixteenth-
century saint in a church-window, but oh! all ye green things upon the earth,
especially Science men, 'ware "the magic of her eyes and conversation." She has
a notable collection of scalps, scientific and otherwise, and a gift for excellent
fooling. At odd moments (and most of Sallee's moments are odd) she writes verses,
now lyric, now satiric, for the Chapbook and the Ubyssey.
"Women  are   fundamentally  wrong."
Keith has decided opinions on many subjects, of which the above is characteristic.
He is nevertheless our star rugby forward, a dashing he-man. Swimming the
Australian crawl in his own peculiar way, for the class, and getting a kick out of
Mr. Angus' jokesi are a couple of his weaknesses. He stepped into the class
treasurer's job last year, but carefully avoided the position this year—for some
unknown reason. His tragic opera is his latest contribution to the "drahmah."
Subject offered for his discussion with a rival, "What does she really think of me?"
"Experience joined with common sense
To mortals is a Providence."
A very large amount of originality, plus ambition, energy, assurance, and droll
wit—that's Mary: S. C. M. delegate, class worker, dramatic player, and Lit.
enthusiast. Her sonorous rendering of the "Bally Wop" proves her a rival spirit
of Yachel Lindsay. She seemed interested in the fat Edmonton delegate, but ah!
that's not the one.
Consistent and thorough in every detail, though he seldom takes notes in lectures.
To whom does he impart all his knowledge, may we ask? He is known to his friends
as "Nips," with a capital N. Last year he solved the Harbor Commission's involved
problems by offering the winning essay on that question to Mr. Harvey, the donor
of the Gerald Myles Harvey Prize. It might be said by one who never knows that
he is too systematic—what?    Favorite expression: "Thompson    wernellzellis?"
A splendid chap, in spite of his name. Two years in Science convinced him of
the necessity of an education, with the result that he transferred to Arts, where he
has become immersed in Economics. Ike is good-natured and has a more or less
musical laugh, which sounds like a sliver on a fence in a wind storm.
Gladys is one of those missionaries who sojourned in the wilds of Northern
Alberta to teach the natives their A B C's and incidentally the latest fox-trot steps.
For, although Gladys doesn't believe in dancing—more than five or six hours per
night she knows all the steps. This year she is spending her time in trying to
obliterate the fact that she took French Honours in her third year. She is an
enthusiastic member of the Musical Club and a keen supporter of all Varsity sports,
and manages in some mysterious fashion to get through her exams, in spite of the
fact that she studies in the stackroom.
"Oh, say not such."
"A charming maiden with a winning smile,
Her pleasant manner doth all hearts beguile."
Ilva has formed a walking club of her own, which sometimes interferes with her
lectures. Yet at times she is a dignified Senior, despite her dancing eyes and witty
comments.    She astonishes us occasionally by the interest she displays in history.
"Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart."
During the past four years Taylor has been with us, but not of us.    Politely,
but firmly, he has held himself  aloof  from all  those  foolish  frivolities  which  for
many a less enlightened youth constitute the very essence of life;   yet he is not a
cynic.    Is he bashful  in the presence of  ?    Renouncing English  essays,  he
has sought refuge in mathematics, chess, and typewriting.    A mathematical intellect
means power.
Dorothea, the intellect of the "Terrible Three," hails from Kelowna, where she
wields a wicked paddle. At Varsity she is devoted to Latin and rugby. Her chief
vice—accumulating first-classes. When not writing lengthy philosophical essays she
may be found at almost any hour strolling around the hospital. Her favorite
expression: "My giddy aunt!    Not in the«e," etc.
"No noise, no care, no vanity, no strife."
A  Pre-mediGal who  interests  himself almost  altogether  in  the  exact  sciences
and takes part in those sort of discussions.    The laboratory life suits him well, but
would be a constant bother to some of us if there were not some added attraction
in the near vicinity.    Who knows but there may be?
Few of us know David as well as we would like to. Of a quiet, unassuming
nature, he nevertheless has taken an effective if unobtrusive part in furthering the
interests of the University. David's contribution to the Students' Campaign in the
form of filling up petitions was particularly creditable. His pet hobbies are radio,
photography, French, and class parties.    Pet aversions:   Women and publicity.
"Ah! why should life all labor be?"
Marion, although she is not specializing, manages to attend all the exclusive
classes in Math., Geology, Chemistry, and English. Her wide field of interest demands
this catholic course. Astronomy calls to her romantic sense, Chemistry to her
olfactory sense, Geology to her ancestors, and Literature to her artistic temperament.
All the finer things of life appeal to Marion, as well as Science men and the atmosphere of the lab. in the attic of the biology building.
Gertrude is one of four budding zoologists with headquarters in the "attic."
Her idols are a gopher and a Prof. She stalked them both in their native haunts:
the former in the Kootenay, the latter in the Biology building. Like other great
people, she needs an outlet for her more frivolous nature. This outlet is arguing
with her Siamese twin.
Hugo is one of the most cheerful members of the class. Nothing seems to
bother him, not even writing up some event for the Ubyssey before it has happened.
Besides his reporting, Hugo manages to do a little work in Ec. and Government.
In his spare moments he plays a rather rotten game of golf.
Jessie is a very busy person this year. If she is not going to a meeting she is
sure to be coming from one. But even the onerous duties of President of the S. C. M.
cannot quench her cheerfulness, nor the cheerful smile with which she greets everyone.
She is a well-known member of the Musical Society and is also seen at badminton.
Her motto: "Always reliable."
One of the well-known ministers of our city who has made himself popular at
Varsity. Some years ago Walter came from Glasgow (Scotland) to continue his
college career in Vancouver. For several years he attended Westminster Hall and
we are fortunate in having him graduating at U.B.C. with us. The intermittent
puffs of his pipe seem to give additional weight to his arguments in the common
room.    Lome Morgan's jokes seem to fluster him a bit.    Queer!
Isn't it shocking how some people are "obstacled" before they have a chance
to declare themselves! Gerald is a very popular boy—oh, me! oh, my! Somebody
has been gushing over him, failing, in the meantime, to inspect his fault—his only
one. He sometimes tries to bluff seriously. He is a tennis devotee and covers a
great deal of ground. He visited Toronto this winter and came back quite
sophisticated. He is inclined to be dogmatic, or, at least, would like to be so. By
the way, he is a favorite with the girls in Saskatchewan, too.
If you call her Miss Portsmouth you are doubtless aware that she has been
President of the Women's Lit. and that it is she who writes remarkable papers for
the Letters Club. But if you call her Madge, you are privileged, and may know
more. For instance, that when possessed of an idea she is invincible, and can bribe
you to any measure with sophistries and toasted buns, and that she is one of the
few whom Fate has endowed with the disconcerting gift of irony.
"Madam President, what are the  University precincts?"
"What!  So young—and so untender?"
"Kip" is a medium tough-minded pragmatist. For further information apply to
the other medium tough, Page 25. The printers of The Annual are the only people
so far who have been successful in separating them. Incidentally, "Kip" is secretary
of the A. M. S. and a brilliant member of the Letters Club; honours in Philosophy
fill up the corners. Artistically she is a free-verser; economically, a free-trader;
theologically, a free-thinker; and politically, a free-fighter. Dietetically, being a
creature far too bright and good for human nature's daily food, she has adopted as
her crest, "In Legumina Salus," and her arms are an onion argent on a field of azure.
Another husky little cuss; but he will get over that, for he is going into the
ministry—for his own good, we hope. He has been a warrior bold on the muddy
fields of France. Bill gets along equally well with both sexes, at least in OUR
class. Who said that he had an artistic temperament? Step up and declare yourself,
if you dare! He may have leanings that way, but he carefully conceals them from
the public view. An organ recital at any church is suggested as a test. Free
admission? Of course. He takes French umpteen and has distinguished himself
by asking questions of Dr. Ashton. He writes ethereal notes, whatever that sort
of thing may be.    He is a solid chap.
Winning scholarships, taking honours in English, and fulfilling the duties of
President of the W. U. S. would keep most of us on the run. But Annie not only
does all these things, and very thoroughly, as she does everything, but tosses off,
en passant, poems for the Chapbook and the Ubyssey, and a prize play for the
Players' Club, besides being an active member of the Letters Club. She is a fervent
supporter of the college games, and has a private penchant for rugby. Faithful
in her work, firm and foreseeing in her office, and utterly dependable in all things.
Annie is notable in her generation.
"True dignity is  his  whose  tranquil  mind
Virtue has raised above the things below."
Ethics is his specialty, and he has weighty opinions upon this deep and ponderous
subject.    Does he know whom he drew for the last class party, yet?    He wears a
khaki shirt,  which has been used as  a  badge of  identification.    Others will wear
them, too!
"Oh, those were pleasant days,
Those college days! I ne'er shall see the like!"
When Roy sets sail upon the sea of life in the good ship "Baccalaureus," the
only thing that's going to annoy him is throwing overboard the vast amount of useless
junk with which simple-minded professors have loaded him. His philosophical nature
will prove a tower of strength (pardon the metaphor) should he run into the typhoon
of matrimony, and his ability as a cueist—well, we can't say just what that will
do for him.
Phyllis a pastoral name. You think of lambs and primroses, but Phyllis is
probably thinking of devil-worship or the next issue of the Ubyssey. She takes
French Honours by way of light refreshment. She's as dainty as a Watteau Bergere,
but the impetuous and tender-minded male who thinks that's all there is to it, will
be met with the test question: "Do you read May Sinclair?" The answer had better
be in the affirmative, or, believe me, e'en est fait de lui!
Although Gladys' name is always to be found in the first-class list at examination
time, she is really perfectly rational. Perhaps this is because her first two initials
are the same as those of well, two guesses! Apart from her keen interest in tennis,
skating, and badminton, she shows her good sportsmanship by attending '23 functions.
Favorite occupation: Lending lecture-notes to classmates in need.
Taciturnity personified. A member of '23 for four years and has not been
definitely heard from yet- in the way of silver speech. Is silence always golden?
He and Home have much in common; severe specialization in Mathematics, and'
lots of outdoor skating. We believe he says, "Oh, if I could only get away from
Muriel finds her chief attraction in Geology and geologists. Whether it be the
subject of the prof., she is certainly a keen student. Her odd moments are spent in
Chemistry, where she frequently indulges in her favorite extravagance—desiccator
lids. When she finishes geologizing here she returns to Victoria, taking with her
her Siamese twin.
"At one stride came the dark."
Nanaimo hails him as a native, and he is stepping into the limelight here with
the odd first class.    He hopes to outdo the part of Philip in the spring offering and
we are looking forward to ascertaining just what his "knowledge of human nature"
leads him to believe.
He has a knack of drawing the girl he wants. Has he power over the slips of
paper? He is seldom seen, except in the stackroom and halls, but we hope to see
him stepping out soon.    He plays a very good game of baseball.
Wilma is known to the student body as President of the Women's Literary
Society and bearer of the enormous 'cello. Her pleasing manner and friendly
recognition of others' opinions does not disguise the inflexible character of her
decision. In matters of conviction she moves with mathematical reticence, and
regards even the most alluring theories with amused tolerance until they have
acquired their first grey hairs. For this reason she may dine late, but unquestionably
the candles will be well lighted.
"Oh, that her feet had not forgotten
The wooded  country,  the homeward way!"
Janet hails from Nelson, but you would never suspect it. She has a subtle sense
of humor, which for some unknown reason revels in the "Dark Ages." Scotch
descent—doesn't use her stack permit for fear of wearing it out. All the same she
captures several first classes.    Favorite expression—expurgated.
"He hath a heart as sound as a bell and his tongue is the clapper."
A thoroughly brilliant chap in history essays. He holds forth to the "hall
lizards" on current events. So says the wit. Why does he not come right out of
his shell? Probably he is cautious and believes in "evolution" of what? He is also
a specialist, which fact is, without doubt, regrettable. Who attaches his name to
the Royal City?
"Gert" showed her good taste in deciding to graduate with Arts '23, although
a former member of Arts '20. A quiet wit and quaint fancy have made her the
delight of her friends. When not delving into "Das Kapital," or crushing rocks on
Geology hikes, she is waxing warm on more intimate subjects in the cafeteria about
4.30.    Favorite occupations: Golf and dancing.    Favorite expression: "Dash!"
An organizer from the word "go," with a cautious smile. We have heard a great
deal about the way he studies on Saturday nights—till quite a late hour. As
editor-in-chief of the Ubyssey he is training to become the journalistic voice of the
down-trodden proletariat. Favorite expressions: "Well, I hardly think," and "Give
me the Nurses' Home, please."
Phyllis only joined us in our Junior year, but she soon became one of us. It is
rumored also that Arts '23 is not the only class upon which she has made a decided
impression. Although she doesn't look it, Phyllis is a hardened schoolmarm, and
wields the hickory through the summer with as much skill and energy as she dances
in the winter.    Her favorite expression: "Do you know what I want to do now?"
"Too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,   .
And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining."
A profound authority on anything from high finance to the wiles of co-eds.
Don's advice is always in keen demand, especially by Freshmen, on whom he keeps
a rigorous yet sympathetic paternal eye. He has never been known to be vanquished
in argument, and it was with considerable awe that the class of '23 received him
into its fold in 1920—they understand him a little better now. Director of the Press
Bureau in the recent successful publicity campaign, Players' Club, class room
discussions, and, at times, keeping a stony countenance, give him plenty of scope to
express himself. Sharp-witted and good-humored, he leaves an indelible impression
of ingenuity on some minds. He is a bit of a fatalist, which leads, we believe, to a
small degree of laziness.
Jean looks more like a Freshette than a Senior, but her first-classes in Philosophy
show that she has inherited more than her nationality from Jimmy. Also, Jean may
appear reserved, but the other members of the sextette can furnish damaging evidence
on this subject.    Dr. Ashton, too, might have something to say.about her quietness.
Yonemoto has a penchant for 9 o'clock lectures, but has the grace to keep his
desire well suppressed. Economics and Government seem to exercise a weird and
uncanny grip that is gradually strangling him. Betwixt and between spasmodic
encounters with Taussig and Marx he plays basketball and rugby for Arts '23.
"Lil" is one of the few who have drifted happily through a college career with
little work and less worry. She is full of life and energy, which she devotes to
dancing—although it is rumored that Lil. has an interest other than "la danse."
A faculty for plain speaking on occasion has not lost her any friends, for she is
always the centre of a merry group and can be relied upon for "pep" and "go" at
any time.    How did she manage the class draw, we wonder?
Has he only a sub-conscious mind? We expect that he will be able to effect the
fusion of his two minds, if he has two, in the very near future. He lends weight—
and last, but not least, dignity—to our group. He is as powerful as a Graeco-
Roman—physically, of course. A very strong tug-of-war man. His aim is to
become a great preacher. He has a sense of humor and eats a good, hearty meal,
we are told.
"Multum in parvo."
The kind and generous man who lends the gorgeous palms for the ONLY class
parties in the University. He has a mathematical brain, which leads him to first
classes. We wonder if he is not taking a mean advantage of the "cultured few"
by such specialization. We hear the "wiles of woman" have no terrors for him.
He does spend his evenings at Maple Ridge, but we suppose that is merely a much-
needed diversion. He is genial and optimistic in certain things, probably too
much so.
We all know that Marie studies, but she never seems to belong in anything
as dull as an atmosphere of text-books. When she graduates more than one member
of various Faculties will regret the loss of "a sweet girl-graduate in her golden
hair." It is rumored that not only Marie's conversation is attractive; she also obeys
the injunction, "Feed the brute."
Margaret is a "bug-chaser." When not engaged in isolating "Staph." and
"Strep." she may be found serving tea or breaking dishes in Chemistry Lab. She is
one of the quiet members of our class, who manages to crowd into one short day
innumerable hours of lab. without any ill results. From here she goes on to continue
her search  for the unknown micro-organism.
Quotation impossible.
Norm, is our ultra-radical prodigy a brilliant student, a successful debater
and an indefatigable talker. The Rhodes scholar for 1923 is President of the
L. S. D. and injects some pep into the proceedings, we hear. The interests of the
"hoi polloi" are very near his great, big, bursting heart. We hear that there is a
young Freshette who really has taken over some of the masses' share. Norm, is at
frequent intervals overcome by the fair sex's interest in him. He is doing the
"social stunt" in a brilliant manner this year and often drops his studies even for
the men of the class.
Our Connie has attained the dignified rank of Senior, but it seems she has not
yet acquired the ability to arrive in time for nine o'clocks. She is a hockey enthusiast,
but this year has given it up in favor of the less strenuous exercise of walking-^-
yes, especially to tea.
"That tall chap from Kerrisdale."
Charlie has been taking part in the Christmas productions of the Players' Club
for the last three years, and this year is in the Spring Play. His methods of studying
are a puzzle to his friends, but he always manages to make a fairly good showing
on examinations. Good-natured and generous to a fault, C. Y. has made many
friends since he joined us.    Favorite expression: "Let's go for a ride."
"Oh, my life in Egypt!"
A man who overworked himself in the interests of the class and of chemical
problems. A swimming champion. Where? In the Chalmers tank! "I have a dark
and rapid past," the best that can be said about Reginald. Who really is his favorite
dancing partner? Does he know anything about class draws? This topic is barred—
nonchalantly, for it is too in-trik-et.
"Her feet beneath her petticoat,
Like little mice, stole in and out."
The expression, "Leave it to Doris," should have originated at U. B. C. All
future executives will mourn her departure, for if you ask Doris to do something
it will be done, it will be done on time, and it will be done well. This in spite of
the fact that Honours in Economics and History and senior basketball do not leave
Doris any more free time than ordinary mortals. In spite of her busy life she helps
to keep the Faculty of Science from feeling neglected.
Elsie Wood is a very determined young person who divides her time between
Nanaimo and Vancouver. When she has set her heart on an object she gets it.
Her friends find her full of enthusiasm and originality. She is an expert motorist,
and when it's a question of driving "a thousand odd miles" Elsie drives the thousand
and lets the odd miles take care of themselves.
Robert failed to make the grade the first year, even though Dr. Sedgewick gave
him a second class in one English. He came back in 1919, however, and was
cunningly railroaded into the position of President of the Freshmen. Next year he
entered the Players' Club, which recognized his histrionic ability by making him
business manager. In his Junior year he made the McKechnie Cup team for one
game, but, owing to ill-health, in his Senior year he became a full-back on the
Arts '23 rugby team. Though elected treasurer of the A. Mi S. he is of upright and
steady character; a splendid fellow; and, perhaps though he regards them with
the utmost imperturbability—a bit of a bobb-hunter.    Absent-minded, at times.
If you want to see Marjory's dimples just mention "one consolation." Although
she gets a scholarship every year Marjory is not at all inhuman, and her specialties
are fruit cake, "fancy aprons, and dogs. She has great difficulty in persuading her
friends that not all the dogs in West Vancouver belong to her. Are appearances
deceiving?    Ask Mr. Wood.
"Gad, frightfully subtle."
Impressions: Peculiar contempt for "vulgar swine"; an out-and-out socialist;
when dejected, "fed up"; lazy with good intentions; a great mind developed only
to the extent of second classes; admired by some Freshettes, who, however, misunderstand him; dignified—at times; enthusiasm bubbling over, but at times
inarticulate; a good pal of the women, three in particular (Platonic love). Motto:
"Don't let studies interfere with your education." Witness: President of the
Players' Club, struggling to become the president; one of the pillars of the late
Students' Campaign Committee. Has he a Scotch accent, which is often mistaken
for an English one?    Sense of humor highly purified.    Some merits deleted.
Islay came to us from the plains, but even the Sophomore spirit was not great
enough to lure her from her native province, which she visits yearly. This term
Islay has represented Arts '23 on the S. C. M., and besides an unexplainable liking
for Mathematics, she i- much like the rest of us. There is an imp of mischief in her
dark brown eyes.
Consie is our champion husband-saver—all applicants will please refer to
Mr. F. G. C. Wood. She has other quaint customs, among them the habit of issuing
challenges to eat more in five minutes than any heavyweight of twelve stone, and
a gift for speedy and graceful performance in a swimming tank. By way of proving-
her versatility, in a ball-room she can also look as lonely and unreal as an 1830'
miniature—but her charm cannot be impaled on the point of a pen.
An impressionistic portrait:
  Artful grin.
  Demoniacal chuckle.
  Champion wig snatcher.
— Wears her hair to match her mood.
  Exclusive inventor of dastardly deeds for the benefit of Initiation  Com
  Plaintive query: "How does one look mournful?"
Though originally a member of Arts '22 and President of that class during
his Freshman year, Jack waited for the rest of us and joined the force of bug
hunters. We wish him success in his chosen profession of medicine. Even as you
and I, Jack has his weaknesses, which are pink teas and receptions. Favorite
expression: "Well, guess I'll jazz along."
Frances believes that variety is the spice of life. She dabbles in English,
French, Geology, and Philosophy. When not madly chasing plays around the library,
she may be seen leisurely wending her way to lectures, oblivious of the howling mob.
She delights in tickling rocks and juggling maps in the Geology lab. Her only vice—
writing unbalanced essays for reproving profs.
"The proper study of mankind is man."
Willard is an authority on statistics. He takes a curious and fiendish delight
in studying mortality tables and questioning Dr. Boggs on similar subjects—relating,-
of course, to statistics in general. How can he have a broad outlook on life if he
confines himself to the exact sciences? There seems to be some chance, because
he recently applied the theory of probabilities to class draws. He causes the gown
disciple constant worry.
"IJe's meek and mild as  a little child,
But deep as the River Euphrates."
Can the above be designated as a platitude? Some people are addicted to
platitudes, and the men of Arts '23 are hardly exceptions. Norman surprised us all
when he received a first class from Mr. Angus, being in the same class with our
intellectuals, Norm, and Harry. We are anxious to find out why he keeps so quiet
in lectures, as we should like to hear some of his brilliant ideas. He sports—at
"badmington," inquisitive.
Perhaps it is Helen's prowess at tennis which necessitates such very large
lunches—or, rather, such a very large lunch box. On the other hand, the Players'
Club has presented her to us as a clinging vine, although Helen when stage-managing
herself is always cheerful and is not in the habit of clinging to anything.
Helen came to us from Scotland in her Sophomore year, during which she was
renowned for her pigtail. It does seem a shame to put up such hair! Besides being
a good hockey player, she is the proud possessor of a real Scotch disposition—her
friends affirm it with fervor. "Perfect authority on Burns or anything Scotch
like that."
A student with a part in his hair. Does he resemble Rudolph, girls? A boxer,
with weight behind him. A little lazy, perhaps. Intellectual—gets first classes;
Serious—doesn't fuss. What was that peculiar quotation from Oliver Goldsmith?
Does he worry about the women?
Claude has done a lot of things—but very quietly. He has participated in
athletics, teaching, fighting (Campbell vs. Hohenzollern), and—but no matter. He
"done" the class president's job very well. Does this point to a great future? He
doesn't make much noise, ordinarily—but neither does electricity, until it snaps.
Is Claude snapping this year? Arts '23 seldom agrees, but we wonder how close
they come to agreeing on his popularity.    P.S.—He doesn't fuss—no, not around here.
Helen is very practical. No frills for her—oh, no! But if you're planning a
trip up Grouse Mountain—"Well," she would say, "that's sensible." When not hiking
to the cafeteria in her big, black apron, Helen is in the Chemistry building. She is
President of the Gym. Club and an enthusiastic member of the Outdoors Club.
She wins glowing testimonials from Monsieur Grojean, than which there are
few things harder to do. French is to Dorothy what polar cakes are to less gifted
mortals, but by way of proving that she is human she also eats polar cakes. We have
even seen how she behaves when jealous, thanks to "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets."
However, no one who knows Dorothy will believe that her cheery disposition could
ever become so embittered.
Beatrice,  the   imp,  spends   her  time  in  the   reading-room,   imbibing  English,
History, and  French, when she ion't walking and adopting stray pups.    Her only
virtue is patience, cultivated in waiting for to powder her nose. Her pastimes:
Coffee in the cafeteria and drama in the "gods."    Her favorite expression is, "I kep'
my dignity, Peg., sez I, an' swep' out."
Just what the Players' Club would have done without Kirsteen it would be
difficult to say. She has been its Secretary for two years and on the executive for
three, while in the important matter of acting she has consistently starred. When
asked about her studies she replied grimly, "None." So we are obliged to conclude
that she is graduating by auto-suggestion. Miss Leveson has recently received the
following testimonial we offer our congratulations: "Yes," said Dr. Sedgewick,
"last year you were a cornet, but this year you are a clarionet."
"This senior-junior, giant-dwarf,. Dan Cupid.!
Has he a stride? Yes, and is business manager of the Spring Play this year.
Where did he get his gown? Does he rent it? He scorns the "women," but manages
to have some fun with them when he has nothing else to do. He is working this
year and intends to get at least second classes in a few of his subjects. We heard
that he managed to get one point by representing the class in the' swimming meet.
He hopes to get all the fellows of the class out in order that '23 may win the Arts '20
relay in their final year.   Why not?
As class Treasurer, Gordon is both patient and polite—two virtues that are sorely
taxed by the thriftiness of Arts '23. As chauffeur to the Campaign Committee, the
Letters Club, and sundry suburbanites, he has had several weird experiences, through
all of which his good nature has come unruffled. However, his unfailing courtesy has
on occasion got him into deep water, and even deeper slush. He disappointed his
many admirers by throwing away his many natural advantages and coming to the
class masquerade as a common, ornery clown.
Jean reports, skates, debates, plays tennis, motors, and in her spare time
dabbles in History Honours. A devotee of the stackroom, she concocts essays and
theses at a moment's notice; as Vice-president of the Historical Society she is present
at almost every meeting, where she listens to papers with a gravity almost alarming
in one so young.
Someone suggested that we begin this write-up by remarking, "Oh, yes, Mary
plunged into one of our popular sports." But we won't. We feel sure that Mary
would not approve of the pun, having looked up so many in the Variorium during
her university career. Still, she is a wonderful swimmer, and she did plunge—no,
we must avoid that remark. Without any reference to water sports, here is a
description of Mary:   Hair, frivolous; disposition, studious; tendencies, Irish.
Maizie's curly hair counteracts the dignity that her gown lends her; but as a
Senior she is, on rare occasions, all that is solemn. Although she has taken every
course in the Calendar from Scientific Basis of Agriculture to Spanish and English 9,
she has enough intellectuality left to enable her to be an almost too-ardent habitude
of the stack room—as Mr. Haweiss can testify.    But geniality is—just Maizie.
"Flower o' the rose,
If I've been merry, what matter who knows?"
Evelyn  is  the  U. B. C.  version  of  Dorothy  Dalton,   but  has  lived  down  this
reputation by getting a worse one for keeping bad company.    ("By James, I think
no!")    She shows  signs of  interest  in agriculture,  modern  and  mediaeval,  and—
er—oh, other things.    Favorite expression: "Why not?"
"He's a little stiff."
Our medical student, or, at least, one of them. Frank has been called the most
inconsistent member of the class. He has spent most of his time in the biological
and chemical laboratories and studying the drama. His best friends are Senior boys
and Sophomore girls. In class politics he resisted the theory of a certain innovation,
but enjoyed its practice. In the pre-medical club he was a pioneer; in all class
activities a worker, if sufficiently coaxed; a martyr on the campus and an attraction
on the dancing floor.    Sometimes he's a little bit fussed—perpetually blushing.
Says little and does much. What kind of a mask does he wear? Does he realize
that life should be anything but a masquerade? Of course his complexes are many
and dark, my pretty one. His work on the Ubyssey points to a journalistic career,
if he will only forget to take himself too seriously and learn to dance. He often
attempts to soar to flowery heights in poetry—prose. Yes, he loves music the
sentimental kind, we believe. A Bohemian, yes, and very temperamental. We
should all like to know to whom he dedicated his last bit or fragment of poetry.
"What, my dear Lady Disdain, are you yet living?"
What Marg.'s sarcastic tongue leaves unsaid (which isn't much) her nose
expresses. She has a peculiar magnetism for stray dogs with gentle "blue" eyes,
species varying, which affords her friends much amusement. Cave Canem, old dear.
Margaret has such a horror of tardiness at lectures that she rarely patronizes her
nine o'clock ones at all.    Favorite exclamation: "I'd hate to say."
Perhaps it is Mrs. Brown's rapidity of speech which, saving five minutes out of
every ten, enables her to care for a family, get first-class marks, and have enough
time left to make friends. Mrs. Brown has a gift for repartee. We wonder what
she said to the traffic-cop when he had the nerve to try to keep her from a nine
o'clock lecture the other day.
Grace is the embodiment of the spirit of Arts '23—energetic and cheerful. What
she does, either in work or play, she does with enthusiasm. In her Frosh and
Sophomore days she indulged in basketball and ice hockey with much success. But
Grace has now become a learned Senior, taking unto herself "the ways and manners
thereof." She is also an active and useful member of the S. C. M. May we not say,
"Grace by name and  gracious by nature?"
Rowena would make an excellent baseball player. She is such a good hand at
curves. But it isn't safe to talk to Rowena. If you expostulate with her, she'll
reply: "I care for nobody, no, not I," and if you indulge in repartee she'll squash
you with: "For heaven's sake, be different." Disposition—temperamental. Favorite
habitat—C. N. R. freight train. Favorite fruit—a garlic. Characteristic trait
neatness.    Future career—artist.
Reticent? Yes, in a sense. He expresses himself chiefly in port outdoors.
Does he indulge in soccer? Oh, yes, probably. His intellectual faculties are
developed along the lines of English 9 and Latin—we don't know what number.
Someone slaps the Musical Society by saying that Selwyn dropped out because his
ear became too sensitive for his voice. Needless to say, he is still interested in the
musical expression of others—especially a young organiste of note. A hard worker
who abhors fussing.
"The man with the wig."
A rugby player and actor of note.    "Malcolm is rather a nice name," said one
of our dark senioresses.    We do not know much about his acquaintance with the
unimportant sex, except that he did not get along very well with a certain person
in "Rococo."
Dr. Clandinin (some day) hails from the "cubicle." Gladys is not a bad egg,
although she spends most of her time among them. She is developing a brand
new strain of red chicks, guaranteed not to cheep, and in her spare time comes over
to Arts to learn how to market them.
"When you do dance, I wish you
A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do
Nothing but that."
If you want to pay Margaret a real compliment, admire her rosy cheeks, or
remark that she has a dimple and dancing blue eyes. She is a very versatile young
lady, who excels in everything from making wonderful layer cakes to writing good
history essays. It is simply delicious to watch Margaret say, "Do you really mean
that?" and look knowing when someone is trying to "spoof" her.
"Tramp!  Tramp!   Tramp!"
Appearances are deceiving.    She has the air of a Bohemian—and is majoring in
a dead language.    "The devil can quote Scripture for his purpose," Lemmy.    Lillian
was once a basketball artist, but a weak heart has stopped all that.    He doesn't
come to college.
Ethel is a Chilliwack girl. A kind heart, added to a real desire for fun, has
won for her a great many friends. Her capacity for hero-worship leads her into
ecstasies over everyone from Bill Shakespeare to Matt. Arnold, with occasional lapses
in favor of Bobby Browning. We often wonder why Ethel is so enthusiastic over
the prairies.
"Three cups of wine a prudent man may take."
He writes subtle essays about men in the woods, but his quill-driving is not all
that it should be.    Does he write in hieroglyphics?    He has a French disposition,
or a disposition for French—which?
"There ain't no sense in gettin' riled."
He has a bright personality, but his habitual expression is, "From now on I am
through with women." This is a sad and grievous mistake. We are afraid that he
is doomed to destruction—he absolutely must change his mind. Women are our
better halves. He has a wide knowledge of the world, which he imparts to the less
sophisticated without request and free of charge. Spencer's "Education," American
History, and Geography with a question mark are his hobbies.
Catherine's outstanding ability as a student is especially displayed by a rather
disconcerting desire for knowledge in Latin 5. This, however, is not at all in keeping
with her usual tendency to nod in classes of that nature. Her worries over the
"degenerating" patriotism of Rostand frequently cause her to trespass in the stacks.
As a good member of '23 Catherine is devoted to her gown, but her only comfort
in it is that it distinguishes her from a Freshette.
Oh, Leila is a stately maid,
No giddy butterfly is she.
Her manner is reserved and staid,
And she's as wise as she can be.
Leila is one of the studious members of the class.    She can be found at almost
any hour of the day in the reading-room surrounded by French  dictionaries and
occasionally Philosophy text-books.
Jessie is a welcome newcomer among us from Arts '20. She is a cheerful French
honours student, and may be seen in the reading-room devouring French novels for
a thesis. Outside of this she has a craving for class-party dissipations and such
frivolities. Her bashful reserve fails to mask the mischievous gleam of brilliant
dark eyes.
"Open my heart and you will see
Graven inside of it, Chemistry."
When Mildred launched out as President of the Freshettes we thought that she
was to remain true to Arts; but, alas! this year she is indulging in a Pre-Med.
Course. Mildred is so energetic that she can find time for animated discussions of
S. C. M. debating and the Players' Club. Her sympathy, gaiety, and ready wit will
long remain in our memory.
A theolog., long, lank, and silent, Albert is extremely punctual, in spite of the
fact that he is known to have missed one lecture during the term. His taciturnity
may arise from the fact that he is married—but even married men may be eloquent
on occasion.
Al. is a star performer in the Varsity stove league that huddles round the
Pub. radiator from October to March. His accomplishments are varied, for it is
part of the boy's simple creed that education broadens a man. He is equally expert
at hounding the odd dozen wage slaves on the Ubyssey reporting staff and regaling
the leisure class thereabouts with the incidents of wide social experience which his
ingenuous grin belies.
"Bobbie," for short. Ambition: To study medicine. Charms: Just watch the
wicked sparkle in that eye when she is dancing, skating, and having a good time.
Character: Intriguing, for how else could she gain the Dean's favor when he allotted
partners in the '23 draw? Executive ability: President of the Badminton Club
and Secretary of the Biological Discussion Club. Favorite expression: "Who's
cabbaged those Lexicons?"
Vivian is famed for more things than one. Besides her ability to make wonderful
afternoon tea, we have heard it rumored that she has many admirers on the prairie,
where she teaches in the summertime. Judging by the periodical letters and the
Christmas parcels she receives from that quarter, we know she must have been
fully appreciated.
In French 4D Agnes is called the "still small voice of conscience," but this is
an impersonation, for she is heard regularly at rugby games. Her chief indulgence
is dancing especially at Science functions. Although she makes many new friends
she is "faithful to her old loves."    Question—Why does Agnes like Geology 4?
Molly finds time for Honors in Geology and the Dawson Society, but she is
ready for any fun that comes along. When not inspecting sections of rock through
a microscope, she is scaling the mountains, looking for fossils. For the last three
years Molly has been a prominent member of the Glee Club, but in spite of the
softening effects of music she still hopes to be a paleontologist.
Is she good fun?   We'll say she is
Tommy's interests are not wholly confined to the fair sex, though he has ever
been a devout worshipper at the shrine of Beauty. He is a keen exponent of the
fistic art, and last year was our bantam champ. Tommy feels it his personal
obligation to humanize the Freshmen. This he strives to do by delivering impromptu
lectures to the youth of '26 on such edifying topics as "How T Became a Beaver"
and "Why Does a Flapper Flap?" etc. It is our fond hope that Tommy will
elevate the profession of law.
"If you'd only give me the. key to your heart,
I'd give you the key to mine."
Vera ought not to be judged in strict isolation, but considered as one of a
well-known trio, in which she is the demure link between the frivolous and the
staid. Holding very decided views on the indifferentia in life, Vera never lets study
interfere with her favorite pastime of doing her hair. Our efficiency expert has
figured that by "bobbing" last year she would have saved 137% hours.
Few of us know David as well as we would like to. Of a quiet, unassuming
nature, he nevertheless has taken an effective if unobtrusive part in furthering the
interests of the University. David's contribution to the Students' Campaign in the
form of filling up petitions was particularly creditable. His pet hobbies are radio,
photography, French, and class parties.    Pet aversions:  Women and publicity.
Taciturnity personified. A member of '23 for four years and has not been
definitely heard from yet in the way of silver speech. Is silence always golden?
He and Home have much in common; severe specialization in Mathematics, and
lots of outdoor skating. We believe he says, "Oh, if I could only get away from
Margaret is a "bug-chaser." When not engaged in isolating "Staph." and
"Strep." she may be found serving tea or breaking dishes in Chemistry Lab. She is
one of the quiet members of our class, who manages to crowd into one short day
innumerable hours of lab. without any ill results. From here she goes on to continue
her search for  the unknown micro-organism.
"A charming maiden with a winning smile,
Her- pleasant manner doth all hearts beguile."
Ilva has formed a walking club of her own, which sometimes interferes with her
lectures. Yet at times she is a dignified Senior, despite her dancing eyes and witty
comments.    She astonishes us occasionally by the interest she displays in history.
An amiable chap, but closely hemmed in by restrictions from various sources.
Among his accomplishments, despite the handicaps, are attending Latin and Greek
classes and covering the men of the class with gowns. Strange to say, he plays the
piano—and forms habits. Somebody says he had a lil' one once—but "thereby hangs
a tale." Very stylistic, especially when robed in his gown. Rumor has it that he
will appear on the Orpheum circuit at an early date.
[ PAGE   THIRTY-EIGHT ] The Class History of Arts '23
(Continued from Page 19)
The class elected as its permanent executive: Dean Coleman, Honorary
President; Hunter Lewis, President; Miss Annie M. Anderson, Vice-
President; Miss Grace Smith, Secretary; Claude Campbell, Treasurer;
Miss Dorothy Walsh, Valedictorian.
Dr. Boggs—"Who established the Law of Diminishing Returns?"
Kirsteen—"Our laundryman."
Geordie—"Thompson, what is 6+6?"
Thompson—"Good!   Hell, it's perfect."
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Literary Supplement
When the angry passions gathered
On my mother's face I see,
And she leads me to her bedroom,
Gently lays me on her knee,
Then I know that I shall catch it,
And my skin in fancy itches,
As I listen for the patter
Of the shingle on my breeches.
Each patter of the shingle
Has an echo and a sting.
A thousand burning fancies
Into active being spring,
And a thousand bees and hornets
Round my coat-tails seem to swarm,
As I listen to the patter
Of the shingle, oh! so warm.
In a sudden intermission,
Which appears my only chance,
I say, "Strike gently, mother,
Or you'll split my Sunday pants."
She stops a moment, draws her breath,
The shingle holds aloft;
She says, "I had not thought of that, my son.
You'd better take them off."
He—"That snappy fellow you just danced with is in my class.'
She—"You flatter yourself:"
Jimmie—"Haveri^iyou any ideals, young man?"
Bot. H.—"Gee, you just ought to see them!"
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Conductor—"Ticket, please!"
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Sever—"What is Hs04?"
Hallet—"For drinking."
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Kerr—"How do you play the foot-notes?"
Upshall—"With a shoe-horn, dumbell!"
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?—"Why do you call your girl 'Baby'?"
R. E.—"She keeps me up half the night."
Sallee Murphy says she is not going to any more rugby games because
every time she starts to talk the crowd gets up and yells, "Hold that line!"
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Famous Classes:
First .
Some .
Arts '23.
What the Future Hath in Store
The rocks were hard, the day was cold,
The laborer was very old;
His weary hammer rose and fell,
And sounded like a mournful knell.
He could not stop the falling tears,
For he'd been breaking rocks for years,
And sympathetic passers-by
Said, "Don't you often wonder why
So many of our college men
Die in the poorhouse or the pen.?"
Why, in this poor old man we see
A former star of '23!
THE JUNIOR CLASS considers itself fortunate in having Dr. and
Mrs. Eastman for its Honorary Presidents. The success of the class
activities has been due in a great measure to their kindly interest and
assistance. As for the executive, there never was one just like it. Its
untiring efforts, combined with those of the willing workers of the class,
have made this year the biggest and best that the class has had, or any
class could hope to have.
There's Lloyd Wheeler, our elongated President, who has demonstrated his ability to do two things at once—make first-class marks and
at the same time direct wisely and well the varied activities of the Junior
But it takes Rena, our Vice-president, to hold Lloyd down to earth.
Instilling just the right amount of pep and seriousness into her work, she
has created a better feeling among the members of the class. Remember
the decoration committee meetings.
Next comes Lucy  Ingram, our Secretary—
"A wonderful creature, a woman of reason,
Never grave out of pride, never gay out of season."
Lucy's still, small voice is occasionally heard at class meetings, and when
it is heard it is up to the class to sit back and listen.
Johnnie Burton is our Treasurer. "I chatter, chatter—" that's
Johnnie. And it takes Johnnie to handle the strings of the class purse
and give us a balance after two or three class parties and a few hikes in
Jock Lundie, our class Marshal, left our executive at the beginning
of the year to fill Al. Buchanan's place as Varsity Marshal. Carl Tolman
was elected to the position made vacant by Jock's resignation and has
proven himself a worthy successor.
Lloyd Edgett is our class Reporter—a busy man. Who has forgotten
his appearance before the footlights in the Christmas plays? Many were
the lovelorn sighs of the Freshettes at the close of the evening.
"Tall and slim,  full of pep,
Isobel's our athletic rep."
Who said Hector Cant? He sure can! He's our Athletic Rep. and
he kicks a mean ball.
Frances McMorris has very capably carried on the work of Literary
Representative for the women. Under her direction we reached the semifinals in inter-class debating.
Lome Morgan, our Literary representative, is the mainstay of '24's
debating activities.
Arts '24 has shown up well in all inter-class and college activities,
whether in sport or on the platform. And as for social events, the Seniors
say, "We are the limit," but we say, "We know no limit." We have had
no less than two class parties, two hikes, a kid party, and another party
is coming off as this goes to press.
In debating, Arts '24 has certainly come to the fore. We reached the
finals in the women's inter-class debates and came very close to winning
the shield. At the Women's Oratorical Contest, held on January 24th,
the first prize was won by Winnie Cawthorne, who spoke on the "Ku Klux
Klan," while the second place was won by Jo Paradis, who spoke on the
novel subject of "Votes for Men in 1984." In international debating,
Arts '24 is again taking a prominent part. This year, two of the four
debaters, Lome Morgan and Walter Hodgson, come from Arts '24. Both
men represented our University at Berkeley against the University of
California. The Inter-collegiate Debates Manager, Johnnie Burton, also
belongs to Arts '24. In the inter-class debates, '24 lost a hard-fought debate
to Agriculture.   Harold Cantelon and Lloyd Wheeler represented the class.
For the past three years members of Arts '24 have been starring in
both the Christmas and Spring plays, and this year has been no exception.
Arts' 24 has again maintained her brilliant position behind the footlights.
Last term, in the Christmas plays, Mildred Teeple played a brilliant role
in "On Vengeance Heights," in which Lloyd Edgett also starred. In "The
High Priest," Henry Cross very effectively played the part of the Hindu
servant. Betty Somerset took a leading part in the Spring play, in which
Henry Cross and Eloise Angell were understudies.
This term Arts '24 has attained an enviable position in men's athletics,
even though she has lost Bill Cameron and Pete Palmer.
Rugby—Bill McKee is President of the Rugby Club and Lome
Morgan is their hard-working trainer. In the McKechnie Cup team,
"the one and only" Buck shines. In the Miller Cup squad we have Gord
Lewis, Cy McLane, Gord Hislop, and Lloyd Edgett, while the Intermediate
team boasts Gilbert Doidge and Carl Tolman, and is captained by Lloyd
(Continued on  Page  48)
[ PAGE   FORTY-ONE ] [ PAGE   FORTY-TWO ] Arts '24
(Continued from Page 41)
Soccer—On the first team, Jock Lundie holds down the position of
■centre forward. Heck Cant is the captain of the second team, on which
we are also represented by Phil Curtis and Ross Davidson.
Basketball—In the hoop game, Arts '24 again stars with Buck
"Buchanan and Gord Lewis on the senior team and Don McKay on the
:second team.
Women's Athletics—Although we have been speaking so far of
men's athletics, the women have done equally as well if not better than the
•men. In the swimming competition we gave the other years a run for
their money. With only five contestants from our class, we took third place
with ten and one-half points. Phyllis Edgell took a beautiful first in the
•diving competition from Mary Chapman. Eloise tied for first place in the
back stroke. In the plunge for distance Dorothy Holmes took third place.
Fern James and Phyllis Edgell came in third in the breast stroke and
■50 yards, while our relay team, composed of Eloise Angell, Frances Cowan,
and Phyllis Edgell, after a very strenuous race, emerged in third place.
Isobel McKinnon ably captained the team. In basketball we are represented by Isobel McKinnon, who plays guard on the senior team, and Eloise
Angell, who plays spare.
In the first round of the interclass basketball we won from Nursing
l)y the score of 28-6. The team was composed of Dorothy Peck, Isobel
McKinnon, Myrtle Kievell, Eloise Angell, and Verna Turner.
Eric Jackson, our budding bishop, has performed the duties of
Associate Editor of the Ubyssey with most unclerical efficiency.
Our Nancy, the embryonic Wordsworth, having resigned the position
•of Associate Editor, still continues to fill in odd corners with miscellaneous
bilge, to clothe the class in gowns, and harangue his audience on religion
and morals.
Howard Goodwin with fatherly care presides over the activities of
the Sigma Delta Kappa Society and instructs the erring ones in the art
•of public speaking.
Arts '24 has been glad to welcome some new members, who have
■certainly proved to be "live wires"—Misses Cowdell, Burton, James, and
Messrs. Brand, Lynch, Lambert, Elsey, Limpus and Mitchell. We are
-also glad to have Winnie Cawthorne, of the "Ku Klux Klan," with us
again.    What does she know about moonlight nights, anyway?
Things we would like to know:
Where our President got his spats.
What Ross meant in English 9 when he said he'd had no experience.
If Geoff. R. has found his ideal woman.
When Hislop is going to wear those corduroys.
If Con's glasses are meant to replace the dignity of a gown.
It is rumored that Goody is looking forward to big things this year.
G--d-n H--1- p—"How did you like the little girl you took to the
H-w--d G - - d - - n—"All right, as far as she went."
Ladies and Gentlemen: In this corner we have "Pug" Riddeough, the
boxing poet, and in this corner "Battling" Meadows, the K.O. cartoonist.
Seconds out!  Time!
Is it true that the Victrola Company offered Helen Creelman a
contract ?
There is a rumor that Buck commenced to study on March 8.
He's really quite harmless, girls, though he has a bear of a name.   '
"You are both quite right," says Lome, the umpire of argument.
We suppose all public institutions have a Cross to bear.  We have ours.
Walter Hodgson—A dormant volcano which flames up  suddenly on
short notice.
Bill McKee—The Lynx Larynx as a referee.
Harold Cantelon—Leans to Arts '26 for inspiration.
Hagelstein—"How about a little insurance?"
Grant—The Jack in '24's deck.    The man who started the campaign
and rolled police guards in the snow.
Lyle—The Daddy of the Freshettes.
Con Colton—Swings a wicked hockey club and a wicked story.
Don McKay—Ninety-seven and  forty-four one-hundredths per cent,
Breeze, tease, squeeze, she's Eloise.
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[ PAGE   FORTY-FIVE ] THE ARTS '25 SOPHOMORES feel particularly proud of their
executive and of the achievements of the class during the session.
Prof. F. G. C. Wood ("Freddie," you know) is our Honorary
President; "Brick" McLeod, President; Grace Smith, Vice-President;
Florence McLeod, Secretary; Coleman Martin, Treasurer; H. O. Arkley,
Marshal; Helen MacGill and Wilfred Kelly, Literary and Debating Representatives; Kenneth Schell, Yell Leader and Reporter. Before Christmas
Tubby Shore was our Marshal, but pressure of work forced him to resign.
Jack Ledingham was our athletic representative, but his appendix went on
a spree and his operation removed him from our executive.
Considering that we are a junior class, our contribution to Varsity has
been large.    Archie Fee secured the largest number of petitions  during
the Campaign, and practically all the work on the Arts float was done by
our men.    We had our class float, too, and Bert Smith, as government cook,
let the pot of University Sophs, boil over.
In the Spring and Christmas plays Arts '25 was well represented,
and the Arts skit on theatre night was managed by our men. The girls
of the class did their share in making High Jinks a success, and the fellows
helped to put pep into the Smoker.
We tried to establish a precedent in the initiation this year. It was
our aim to give it some meaning other than hazing and painting, so tar
and torture were in the background. "A safe and sane initiation" was our
motto. Before the parade and the bonfire the Frosh were all assembled
in the auditorium and were addressed by President Klinck and President
Arts '25 was represented in the inter-collegiate debates by A. E. Grauer.
The men of the year were defeated in the inter-class debates by Science,
but the women, by winning from Arts '24, carried off the shield.
The class has held its own in athletics this year. In the contest for
the Governor's Cup, the men won points in basketball, soccer, and rugby,
and carried off top honors in the swimming meet. As we had too few
Tubbies, we lost the first round of the tug-of-war. The women won points
in basketball, but lost out in the swimming.
In practically every phase of college life Arts  '25  has been represented.    Some of our local celebrities are:
Varsity Yell King—"Brick" McLeod.
Secretary A. M. U. S— Bert Smith.
Champion Petition Filler—Archie Fee.
International Debater—A. E. Grauer.
McKechnie Cup and Track Star—Peter Palmer.
Tennis Champion and Basketball Star—Helen Tatlow.
Soccer and Tennis Star—Lorimer Baker.
First Team Soccer—Scotty Deans, John Wilkinson.
Feature Editor Ubyssey—Cliff Dowling.
We consider our hikes, en masse, to the Miller and McKechnie Cup
games were our greatest exploits this year. Convinced that the rugby men-
were not receiving enough vibrations per second, per second of yelling, nor
enough calories per tummy, per tummy of food, we invited the teams to sup
and dance in the Park pavilion after the games. The pavilion is now being-
repaired. Our class party was just as much a success this year as last, and
that's saying something. We even erected a new University building in
the old auditorium. Gwen Newcombe invited the class to a party at her-
home in North Vancouver, and about sixty made the trip. The affair was-
such a success that Winks Hall raised her one, and we all went to Killamey
several weeks later as her guests.
Limited space prevents our telling you any more about us. For further
reference see the Ubyssey and The Annual of the next two years. In the
meantime we are Coue-ing, "Day by day, in every way, we draw nearer to-
Point Grey."
Mr. Soward (History 2)—"Just at the moment when Wolfe was-
engaged in wooing his fiancee he was summoned away to take charge at
Voice from the rear—"Saved!"
...   HATS   ©IFF
IN VIEW of the fact that we are the largest, best-looking, and most
industrious (?) Freshman Class that has ever done honor to the
U. B. C, we need not apologize for our obvious importance as
"Freshies." To contemplate the natural increase of such importance in
Senior years is overwhelming! Of course, we are humble and rsscrved
about ourselves. But our class! Before stepping upward to the loftier
height of Sophomores (?) we must needs mention a few of our many
"leading lights."
We have been very fortunate in having as Honorary Presidents Miss
M. L. Bollert and Dr. Sedgewick. They have shared our trials and tribulations with unfailing sympathy through the entire session. As for our
Executive, it has been efficient and varied.
Walter Patrick, our retired President, whose personality and ability
won him many friends, was the raison d'etre of many sighs—not all from
Freshettes, either!
However, we found all that could be wished for in our new President,
Russel Palmer. He never forgets anything. Why? Because he writes
everything down.
Frank Fournier and Eddie Darts, yell leader and athletic representative respectively, proved themselves, in spite of circumstances, the best of
sports by their enthusiastic assistance at our  class party.
As for Sparks, our marshal, if you want anything done, from lifting
furniture to collecting class fees, Sparks will do it. Lyle Barr, Walter
Turnbull, and Ian Douglas are seemingly modest in their new positions as
athletic representative, treasurer, and yell leader. Pierce Selwood has been
faithful—yes, even since Christmas—as men's "Lit." representative.
But do not think for one moment that the girls have failed to do their -
share nobly. Roberta Thurston, our Vice-President, has proved that beauty
and brains are not incompatible. We were sorry to lose Eleanor Nicholson
at Christmas, but were not sorry to have Beth Tingley as our athletic
representative. Agnes King, our Secretary, has been faithful in attending
all the meetings (more than can be said of many of us), and Freda Edgett
is the most agreeable person in '26.    For Jean Faulkner, our "Lit." repre-
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'bright"  future.     Jean also acts as reporter
sentative, we predict a very
for the Ubyssey.
Perhaps the size of our class lias something to do with the fact that
Arts '26 has had one of the "peppiest" social years on record. What with
class parties, theatre parties, hikes—but let's go back!
Things began to move in October, when the fair Freshettes were
introduced to their prefects at the Freshette Tea. This was followed by the
annual Freshman Reception. Here, for the first time, were Seniors, Juniors,
Sophs and Freshies assembled together, and never before did such a spirit
of goodfellowship fill a dance hall.
Next in line came the hike to Capilano Canyon, when about two
hundred Freshies had the time of their young lives.
But it was the elass party which really made the name of Freshie
famous and respected, for one year, at least. Talk about music, decorations,
dancing and eats !    Well!
Nor must we forget the theatre party, one of the most delightful social
events of the year.
Last, but not least, come High Jinks and the Arts Men's Smoker.
At the former Miss K. MacDonald carried off the first prize for the prettiest
lady's costume, while at the latter function the Freshmen lived up to their
reputation as the MEN of Arts '26.
For the first time in the history of the U. B. C. the Freshmen have had
a rugby team. We all agree that our team was the best entered in the City
Intermediate Series, even though they did fail to get the championship.
Moreover, '26 has also one member on the McKechnie Cup Team. This
honor goes to Gyles.
The most outstanding basketball players of our year are Currie, now-
playing on the Senior A team, Paulson, Gross, Harvey, Boomer, McKenzie
and Porter.  .
Continued  on   Page   31)
Arts '26 star hockey player is Newmarch, whose efforts on the
University Hockey Team are sometimes supplemented by Rowan and
In the swimming series Stewartson was first in the plunge and Bruce
MacDonald first in the 50-yards free style.
When we consider that two out of the four women on the Victoria
swimming team were Freshettes, namely, Beth Tingley and Muriel Sinton,
we can be justly proud of our class. Moreover, Muriel Sinton, Beth, and
Margaret McKechnie also won the relay in the swimming meet. Hurrah
for our side!
We are expecting great things of our basketball team, too.
Of course the Players' Club could not possibly be complete without a
Freshette or a Freshman here and there. Chamberlain is in the spring
play, while Roberta Thurston is an understudy.
"Spud" Murphy and Louis Smith form the men's debating team.
from Page 48)
Helen Dobie and Myrtle McCaslin were chosen as debaters in the
debate of '26 against '25.
In conclusion, we will not say, as usual, that we are the most excellent
of Freshman classes which the University has received. It is rumored that
others in past years have made a similar claim. But we leave it to the good
sense of our readers—how, in the case of Arts '26, could it possibly be
otherwise ?
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That Freshette
I noticed her complexion
And I began to think,
On serious reflection,
It needed some correction,
That funny shade of pink.
I wished that she would change her
Confounded face a bit,
But as I was a stranger,
And not too fond of danger,
I didn't mention it. —G. R.
"Doc." Sedgewick and His Reaction to a Freshman Theme
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The Class History of Sc. '23
IT WAS amidst showers of sparks and clanging of hammers that we
came into being as a class at the Summer School of 1919. The course
was called Blacksmithing in the calendar, but since then has been
known by various other names. Too many of our members had been exposed
to a life of indolence for four years, and it was only with the greatest
difficulty that they could be lured away from the bright lights to take an
interest in the wisdom to which they were guided.
To Dr. Hebb, like Moses of old, who led the Children of Israel to the
promised land, goes the honor of guiding these wayward soldiers into the
path of knowledge. The memory of those first two years remains with us
yet; no matter how hard the exam, or how great the resultant slaughter, we
tried to show him our appreciation. To some, perhaps, it was a case of
the ancient gladiators with their salute of "Morituri te salutamus," but it
was with genuine regret that we severed connection with him as a lecturer
at the end of our second term. He has obtained, although no longer
lecturing to us, a still stronger hold on our affections as friend and adviser,
being unsparing in time and advice.
Other pleasant memories of our first year were Prof. Killam's joyous
lectures on "Slipping the Slip Into Slip Stick; or, How to be Funny Though
a Professor." It is to these, aided by others, that we wish to express our
gratitude.     It was they who contributed so much to our success.
A becoming modesty forbids us wearying the reader with a dissertation
on our vices, virtues and records. Nevertheless and notwithstanding, many
of our members would be offended if some mention were not made of our
hors d'oeuvres.
Having no sisters in arms (figuratively speaking) of our own, and,
as some of us were feeling like breaking part of the Tenth Commandment,
Science '23's class party was invented. (Trade mark registered—"They
Satisfy.") Their fame spread; other classes imitated. Our parties were all
decision bouts;   no draws.
During the past two years, to return from the sublime to the ridiculous,
the class has been split up into groups of specialists and some who are not
so special. This sad state of affairs, although to be deplored in some cases,
has not succeeded in shaking the solidarity of the class as a whole. It was
with great regret and alarm that the rest of the class noted the dirt-colored,
hair-like appendages on the upper lips of some of our miners. A doctor
hurriedly called in pronounced it a rash due to spring fever and he advised
calling in Dr. Gillette for a slight operation. The Foresters (alias the
"Sawdust Twins") and the Civils have been billetted during the last year
in the dug-out with the Third Year Mechanicals, and it is rumored that
the latter are trying to lead them astray from becoming "Alumni pure and
simple." Impetus has been given to the rumor by the constant appearance
of one of our Civils in the baldheaded row.
The majority of our members decided that the easiest way to rise in
the world was chemically. Now, even the most benighted of us realize that
this is quite simple if only the right ingredients are mixed together, but
our hopes were shattered when they sank so low as to wear bow ties. This
spring will mark the first time that Foresters are to be turned loose on a
skeptical world. Like the Geological Engineers, they have not much to say
for themselves as yet, but time will tell. It was our Mechanical Engineers
who, although few in numbers, really rose to the occasion, for didn't they
make the moonshine at the Science dance?
Each year we had to mourn the loss of one or two dearly beloved
brethren, large and small, but we console ourselves with the thought that
"our loss is Sc. '24's gain," and it is with regret that we leave them behind
to "carry on."
At last, after four years of preparation in the sheltered precincts of
our University, we go out to face the problems of life and the hard struggle
of making our own way. We hope our Alma Mater will some day have
reason to be as proud of us as we are of her. In any case, nobody will be
justified in writing our obituary until we are buried.
"Brick" is a poet, and accordingly is somewhat temperamental. This might also
be traced to the color of his top covering. A man of strong ideas, he is never afraid
to express them, be it in the lecture-room or on the campus. Last year he blossomed
into fame as yell leader, but this year has paid little attention to the maddening
crowd, though always ready for whatever frolic the class might have on hand.
Rex is one of our all-round men. He plays first team rugby and soccer—he's
a shark at tennis, ice-hockey, baseball and boxing. Observing him one would say
that energy varied inversely with size. Rex has contributed a lot to our fame. How
he can turn out for football games galore, tennis, German, rugby, and do all the
college work he does is a problem in metaphysics, or perhaps ortho- or para-,
we can't say.
"Theta" is always to be found high up in the exam, lists. He is reputed to
burn much midnight oil, but whether in work or recreation is a disputed point. He is
a keen member of the Radio Club and Musical Society and a good badminton
player As a keen follower of Terpsichore his absence from the last Empress ball
at Victoria caused much comment.
Living, as he does, just one block this side of the Fraser, "Sizzle" found nine
o'clock lectures rather difficult until he discovered that a series of snoozes during
the day amply repaid him for lost sleep. His hobbies are warbling and dancing.
Believing that we should all pull together, he is a member of the Rowing Club.
During the past year he has been seeking enlightenment on the corrosion of aluminum
and has tried everything from acids to corrosive language.
Don can usually be found somewhere around the Mining Building, striving to
solve the complex lead-zinc ore problem. When it comes to scholarships, or even
billiards, he is always on the job and can always be depended upon to uphold the
high standard of the Miners. He is a valuable member of Science '2.3's relay team
and also a fast man on the track in the 220. Pet aversion, farming; main
ambition, to be able to roll Bull Durham.
"Davy" or "Ran"—it does not matter which you call him, he answers to either—
took a year or so off here and there through the course, but managed to finish up
with a good class. During the session he was President of the Chemistry
Society and showed great ability in that capacity. He is a very conscientious workman, proving himself very able in nearly everything he has undertaken, but we
doubt if he will ever become a great electrician.
Dean, sometimes yclept Gunga, is a native of Victoria, but has not the ear-marks
of a lifelong resident. In fact, he is usually extremely wide awake. Fundamentally
he is strictly honest, but does not let this trait prevent him from doing a little useful
salvaging. He believes that "they are all sweeties." Quite early in the game he
showed that he possessed great latent possibilities in the chemical line by propounding
the subtle question, "What is the action of salt on beer?"
Bill is one of those human generators ("dynamos" is the trite Arts expression,
we know). He is always working at full-load pressure. He has an enviable record:
the proficiency scholarship in first year; Vice-President of the Literary and Scientific
Department and President of the Chemical Society; President of his class last
year; an untiring athlete; intermediate team rugby man, and a tower of strength
in inter-class sports. In spite of these many activities, Bill still finds time to take
in the odd social event.
Dune is a great, big, quiet kid. He has never been known to shout audibly.
Nevertheless, Dune is one of the busiest men in our class. He is always melting
something or freezing something. In spite of this he does not miss any dances his
old Ford hardly requires any guiding down to Lester's. Dune has a knack of applying his scientific knowledge to anything under the sun even a coach—boat race.
His motto being "Excelsior," he is very fond of mountain climbing.
"Mike" is an athlete of note, a block letter man and a member of the Varsity
rugger fifteen. He is brimful of energy and can be depended on to give of his best
in every field of endeavor, from timber cruising to practising the latest dance step
in the dug-out. His hearty laugh and generous nature will find him friends wherever
he goes.    A real good sort.    On spare evenings he studies forestry.
"Jobie" speaks in a whisper and plays the bull fiddle in the orchestra. He first
came into prominence in the University when he started his pompadour. Hailing
from Kaslo, it was natural that Joe should follow his true vocation of mining and
likewise play hockey. His interest in the former may be judged by the specimens
of his labor which repose in the Geology Building. Last year he found an outlet for
his vocal powers as yell leader.
"Beaver"—one of the big men in Science. George has up to this year been one
of the huskies in the forward line of the McKechnie Cup squad and a tower Of
strength on the senior basketball team. A bad foot accounts for his not being seen
in action this year. It has been his ambition to get back into rugby for a last game
against the Vancouver Rep. fifteen. Mining Engineering, which includes afternoon
tea  (in overalls), is his chief aim.
A familiar figure in the Mining Building, where, as a good Metallurgist should,
he does his best to discourage I.'Ecole Francaise with gas attacks. "Terry" is full
of originality and has made good use of it in his four years at U. B. C, last year's
Annual being one good example. It is rumored that he will be back next year in
pursuit of more knowledge—or perhaps there is some other attraction in Vanconver.
Cleeve was in Egypt when the armistice was signed, but he says he thinks this
guy Tutankhamen must have been dead before he got there. Since joining Science '23
he has pursued the even tenor of his way to good purpose. For two seasons he
has graced the Miller Cup team with his presence, but does not confine his athletics
to rugby; he plays billiards, too. He is sweet-tempered, dances like a dream, is
rather shy with the ladies, but has a wonderful eye for beauty.
Harry is a promising young Geologist and one of the best all-round sports we
have. Besides starring on the first rugby squad he is a whizz at soccer and boxing
and can also step a mean mile. It is rumored that the secret of his pep lies in
those cross-country hikes "in the wee sma' hours" from somewhere in the West End
to the jungles of South Vancouver. Possessed of much good sense and a determined
character, Harry is sure to make a place for himself.
Jack started his university course at Khaki University, in England, and is to
be a lumberman some day. He is a great believer in the value of practical experience
in relation to his studies. His youthful appearance and quiet demeanour mask an
insight into affairs and an unusually clear understanding of his fellows. He Li
frequently to be found at social functions, but reserves a fair proportion of his
time for work.
To look at Bill one wouldn't think he would or could punch one's jaw, but he
weighs 160 pounds and came out top dog in the elemental pastime last year. Bill
doesn't yell very much few of us do, but we mean that Bill is part of the more
sedate, quiet element of our noble crowd. Bill is a sticker—determined to get on,
and so he will    having our best wishes.
We nominate Cyril to the hall of fame because he is our Beau Brumniel;
because he is a brilliant scholar and true sportsman; because he is the husband
of a very popular class-party patroness; because of the fatherly care and patience
with which he administers doses of Physics 1 to his Freshettes; because he is the
only man who can throw a diamond hitch on a pair of spectacles; and finally,
because he has reversed the usual order of events and passed up  from '24 to '23.
Heber is from Victoria, but is sufficiently alive to make a good rugby player.
Hih ready wit and pleasing manner have made him many friends at U. B. C. Were
his outside activities somewhat more limited he might easily win the odd scholarship.
Three years in khaki—how cruel for one so young! His fair hair and youthful countenance—well, these are good attributes for a Science man, so the co-eds. seem to
think.    R. H. B. gives promise to become famous as a Geologist.
"Gib" is one of our back-to-nature cranks and runs the Outdoor Club. Commonly
going under the name of "Lovie," though this is not one of his characteristics, he has
been known to disappear for week-ends, accounting for it by saying he was up Grouse
Mountain. He often complains of not getting any work done, so we suspect that
he is a dark horse. Surmounting difficulties seems to be his aim—witness the relay
and his thesis.
Of course, since Freddy has taken the double course he is> really half Arts,
but long and intimate contact with the engineers has made him almost human.
This will be his second graduation, for he received his B.A. degree last year. Freddy
would have made a good student if it had not been for the fact that he seldom
studied. He believes that all Applied Science courses should include several units
of French.    His hobby is chaperoning at Arts Class parties.
Interested in all branches of sport, Cliffe is one of our all-round athletes.
President of the Men's Athletic Association last year, he innovated inter-class sports
and put a lot of pep in college activities. He has always done a lot to keep up the
famous class spirit of Science '23, and in consequence is their official President thus
year. Cliffe is a Mechanical Engineer, and although he supports all games and free
dances, he is still able to make a good standing in exams, and spend the odd week-end
in Victoria.
Ralph is the man who arranged the maze of wires on the Science electrical sign
so that it would do what he wanted. He has electricity under his thumb; at least,
he had several times, Although quiet and somewhat reserved, Ralph has ideas of his
own, which, when he lets them out, are often very useful to the rest of the class.
He spends his summers in the electrical department of the Powell River pulp mill.
We look to him to make his mark.
Neil is another of our strong, silent men, who never raises his voice unless it be
to impress a Players' Club audience. As a member of the Players' Club he has done
sterling work in several of their productions, ably acting the difficult part of Mr. Pirn
in one of the Spring plays. The ladies say he has never since been able to carry
an umbrella correctly. In intervals between social events he applies himself to
Chemistry with good effect.
The oracle and general factotum of Science '23 is one of the band of athletes
who have contributed so much to the athletic record of their Alma Mater. Archie
is not a native son, but came to British Columbia at an early age from Winnipeg.
It is not generally known why he took this big step, but no doubt his growth was
being stunted on the plains. He leaves U. B. C. with a knowledge of many things,
the least of which is not Metallurgy.
Under a quiet and unassuming exterior "Chris" carries a well-developed sense
of humor. In spite of the fact that he was at one time privileged to wear "C. E."
on his shoulders and that he is an accomplished player on the violin, he is naturally
modest and the only blowing he does is in glass. Being of a very logical turn of
mind, he plays soccer well and also dances, but as regards the fair sex we are afraid
that "Chris" is somewhat fickle.
"Hub" is what we call him. We found him two years ago in the Mining Building,
and he has turned out fine. He is our anchor-man in the tug-of-war, which we
usually win. His smiling, ruddy face, with a reeking pipe in the middle
of it, and his 170 pounds of good nature, assure him of an enviable place in
our world. We often hear him say, "Well, I'd like to see how you get that." None
of the rest of us do, but "Hub" and "Brick" are the only ones that are honest about it.
Lawrie is the man who sets the pace in the dug-out. If a professor asks that
a certain work be handed in within a month, Lawrie has it the next day. Systematic
and consistent, that's Lawrie. Consistent, too, we believe, in his visits to New
Westminster. Whether he is carrying out some plan or other remains to be seen.
As a billiard player he feels it his duty to the dug-out to keep at least one game
ahead  of Theta.
The fat boy of Science '23 is one of our few foreign-born. To look at him one
would never suspect that he came to our shores from "India's coral strand"; but such
is the case, and, like others, he came early, and much is therefore forgiven. Tony may
not be well known to the University at large, but his onerous duties as housekeeper to Hodson, Rice & Co. occupy all his spare time.
Tommy  holds  the  distinguished  position    of   being   the   smallest  member   of
Science '23.
"He's  little,  but  he's  wise;
He's a terror for his size."
Tommy has established a reputation akin to that of Brer Fox of "lying low and
sayin' nuffin." He's right there with the goods, however, when the exam, results
come out. He has succumbed to the lure of hidden riches and intends to spend his
life prying lumps of gold off the sides of mountain ranges.
Fred started out in Science '19. After a lapse of a few years, spent first overseas
and then in gaining practical experience, he joined Science '23 last session. Since
that time he has kept the Civils of that class working at high speed trying to keep him
in sight. It is said that some of the profs, find his pace a bit hot. A keen hockey fan,
he finds time to enjoy life and also to do a great deal of work.
"Reg" needs little introduction to the student body in general. He is perhaps
best known on the rugby field, where he has held a position in the senior team for
the last four years, being captain last year. Though a Mining Engineer, he has not
allowed his more academic accomplishments to fall into disuse. Keenly interested
in public speaking, he held the office of President of the Men's Literary Society last
session and organized the Engineering Discussion Club.
For quite a long while Bill was over at the war, but finally he quit that and took
up Science, which he seemed to like much better. Exams, don't seem to fizz on him,
his average being 'way up in the clouds. In spite of this he dances well, and finds
time to do a little rowing now and again. When it comes to taking his share in
student activities he will try anything once, and once is enough for him to make a
howling success of it.
It would not be too much to say that when Doug left the army the war was
won; for at what other time would they let a "Physical John" go? His first few
years at U. B. C. were spent in travel and duck-shooting, but of late the latter has
been sadly neglected. As a runner he has made a name for himself. His moustache,
which he deems indispensable to his dignity as President of Men's Athletics,
may prove too much to carry.
We don't know whether the "Elmo" is in honor of the saint or the volcano.
"Wilkie" exemplifies the saying that still waters run deep; he seldom talks, but
when he does, he—as Shakespeare might have said—utters a mouthful. Witness his
success on the debating platform. An injury to his foot last summer prevented him
from taking his usual place on the Fourth avenue hill in the relay, and on class rugby
and soccer teams.
Though naturally of a retiring disposition, Stan has always been one of our best
bets, and is continually surprising us with fresh evidence of his versatility. Each
year of his college career he has ably filled some important position in student affairs.
Besides being a mainstay of our soccer team, he is a first-class tennis player and
an excellent runner. We all expect to see his name in the halls of fame of his chosen
profession, Geology
"Foss," an Arts '22 original, is the youngest member of our graduating class,
but during four years' association with men he has acquired men's habits. "Foss"
can smoke a pipe, interest the ladies, arrive from New Westminster on time for
8 o'clock lectures and remain awake through all the other lectures. These three
qualities speak well for hiin as a student and prove that he has the appearance,
patience and perseverance necessary for a successful Mining Engineer.
'They never fail who die
In a great cause."
So speaks eternal truth; and so, if we pass out between now and springtime,
Marion, we shall at least have some slight satisfaction. You certainly have borne
up so well during the last four years that it leads us to prophesy great things for
you. We hope you will communicate with us by radio when you are in that isolated
rural district, nursing.
Ray, as manager of the soccer team, is there with the goods, the visual question
and answer being, "Well, what will we do now?" "Ask Ray." The rest of his spare
time, if any, is spent in seeing how closely the drawings of various engineering firms
check with his or .    We all agree that it was Ray's work on the Ballantyne pier
that is making it such a success.    Ray also wields a deadly cue.
Margaret started her college career by identifying herself with Science '20.
The nursing field, however, proved more attractive for one of her disposition, and it
was a fortunate day for us when she entered our ranks. We do not see as much
of her as we should like. But we understand since we have learned that the range
of attention can only confine  itself to one thing at a  time.
"She. in sooth.
Possessed an air and grace by no means common."
"Bea" is one shining example of what a student should be. She is wrapt in
her studies and yet finds time to squeeze in sports and other joys of student life.
"Bea' is President of the Nursing Undergraduate Society and performs the duties
attached to this society admirably. She is also taking a prominent part in the
spring play, coaching a production for the nurses, and frolicking in our basketball
team.    Altogether we feel we have real reason to be proud of "Bea."
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[ PAGE   SIXTY-ONE ] Science '24
READY? Action! . . . Camera!" As usual, '24 is "in the picture."
You'll find them everywhere 'round. During working hours, however,
Wthey are as men apart. Take, for example, Kenny Carlisle and
Percy Barr, occasionally accompanied by one "Gee" Ternan. To see them
strolling through Shaughnessy Heights on a fine afternoon you'd think,
if you didn't know them, that they hadn't a care in the world. In reality
they are "dendrologizing"—at least, they say they are. We have never
heard it called that before, but it has the merit of originality.
Again, no one could mistake the Civils. Take the way Val is standing
on that bridge. No one but a Civil Engineer would take a chance like that.
Then again, Coffin and Stroyan are beautifully emblematic of an experiment
in hydro-dynamics.
As a body, our Miners and Metallurgists are easily recognizable.
A certain furtiveness marks their movements outside the Mining Building,
wherein they rule with an iron hand. It is perhaps difficult for the
uninitiated to tell a Miner from a Metallurgist. This may be done readily
enough, however, by one in the know. We understand on competent
authority that a Miner says, "Liquids and solids," while a Metallurgist is
high-brow about it and says, "Liquidus et solidus." Another .way is to
get George Lipsey and G. C. A. Jackson side by side. Failing even this,
ask Bob Hedley.
The Chemists, according to legend, deal only in black magic. To most
of us such words as dimethylgloxine and nitrosso-beta-naphthol are merely
nasty, jarring successions of letters. However, where would the bootlegger
be without the Chemist, and where would the Chemist's livelihood come from
were it not for the bootlegger? An omniscient Providence has decreed
wisely and the synthesis of Scotch continues.
"Ship me somewhere east of Suez, where the best is like the worst."
In other words, come down to the Mechanical dug-out. Disregard the art
gallery, if you can, and look around. Yes, those haggard figures are the
Mechanicals and Electricals. Take Jap Wolverton, for example. You'd.
never guess that he was a sort of godfather to half the University's athletic
teams. At present he is figuring.out the radial acceleration of a crank-pin,
so we will pass on. "Scotty" Rushbury is out—probably helping to round
up the soccer team. It will be remembered that "Scotty," plus eleven others,
equalled, was it, .2372 per cent, of the student body? We quote "Billy"
as authority.
The rest are figuring the efficiency of the Dinwiddy (Patented) Turkey
Picker, that now historic tribute to Kinematics and Heath Robinson shown
on the opposite page. Dinwiddy? "A rose by any other name," you say?
Ah, yes, but it would mean less.
Our two geologists, to judge from the picture, show a fitting divergence
of opinion. Personally we think they're both wrong, but "Quien sabe," as
they say in the Sierra Madre.
Our athletes continue to shine. "Gee," Val, and Kenny—three guesses,
who are they? We claim a great fifth of the "fast-stepping blue and gold
ruggers." Kenny and Les Bickell—two shooting stars of the first magnitude—form a well-known pair on the senior quintette, while Lipsey and
McCutcheon shine on the silver blades. By taking the inter-class tug-of-war
and basketball, '24 is, at the time of writing, well in the running for the
Governor's Cup.
This short description would hardly be complete without reference to
the joint class party held by Sc. '23 and ourselves. With much in common
from the time we were Sophs, and Freshmen, '23 and '24 have always pulled
together, and the party was absolutely the best yet. If in closing we may
become serious, '24 wishes '23 the best of luck on graduation. The
University will miss them badly next year, but they will make good outside
just as they have done here, and they carry our best wishes with them.
H .
Mr. C-l-s—"We have here three phases, the load on each phase
representing the lighting system in a city block. Now let us see what
happens when the people in this block go to bed and put the lights out."
m m
Mr. - g - lv—"You will notice that in a boiler-room all doors open
outwards for safety."
Voice from the rear—"Sir, is that why the doors in a bar-room swing
m    m
Mr. M - th - s - n—"Can anyone tell me what is ?"
Gwyther—"Slenderness ratio."
Mr. M - th - s - n—"I see that Mr. Gwyther and I have much in
B     B
Extract from Metallurgy lectures:
"You often hear of women 'falling' for a uniform. I used to think
that the classical illustration of that was given by Venus and Mars. Unfortunately, when I mentioned this to somebody the other day he pointed out
that Mars didn't wear a uniform."
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[ PAGE  SIXTY-THREE ] The Archaeological Society
(Extract from news item, Ubyssey Daily of June 16, 3923)
A CCORDING to reports of the Archaeological Society, today's excava-
/\    tions in the village of Fairview, near what is believed to be  the
JL    \. ancient city of New Westminster, surpass in importance any which
have hitherto taken place.   Great light is thrown on the methods of education
of that period, details of which, to date, have been obscure.
At a depth of one hundred and sixty feet in the sooty accumulation
which covers this area, the excavators unearthed a huge barnlike structure.
In the northwesterly corner is a compartment in which were found forty-five
beautifully preserved bodies of the male genus homo. From their attitudes
of peaceful slumber and other evidences it is presumed that these hapless
victims were "students" of that period. One individual, detached from
the rest and on a small platform, is thought to have been the instructor.
Little is understood of the several articles of steel surrounding him, but on
the wall behind are some writings which have been deciphered to read,
"How You Can Make a Rifle." The excellent finish on these steel portions
recalls to mind the fact that we of today have lost that art of efficient blueing
possessed by the ancients.
The important find, however, was a number of well-preserved manuscripts with an almost complete record of the doings of this band of
students. Translations of these invaluable records are being made, some of
which appear in this article. The following is apparently a letter from
a student to his home:
October 10/22.
Dear Ma:
Have neglected to write all summer, but am back at Varsity again and find
myself seriously short of cash.    My books and fees this year came pretty high.
Will tell you briefly what I have done since writing you last March. The
exams, were hard, but you know me, Mother. As soon as our exams, were over we
did some survey work at the University site at Point Grey. Some of the fellows
camped out and some rode in Fords, but I had to walk all the way from the car line.
Gee! it was hard work, Ma, but we had lots of fun surveying the Nurses'	
(The manuscript is torn at this juncture, but resumes)—
but in September the industries of the province lost forty-five good men when the
class gathered at Varsity for another session. We have several new fellows with
us—from the Naval College.
Gee! Ma, I should be studying, but I must tell you about the fine Executive
we have again this year. We put Harold Davison in for President. You know that
old sea-captain I so often told you about. Then we have Mort Richmond for Vice-
President and Marshal. Pete Demidoff, one of our leading surwayors, is our Sports
Representative. The immediate cause of this letter is Harold Walsh, our Treasurer,
who has already bamboozled me out of sixty cents.
Send me some money, quick, Ma!
Your loving son,
P.S.—Could you send me another black collar?
In the pocket of a garment was found a peculiar wooden device, much
covered with hieroglyphics, the centre bar of which slid in and out a groove.
The application of this instrument is as yet undetermined. It has been
handed over to the Musicians' Union to see whether or not it is some form
of musical instrument. Along with this was found a small book, much filled
with a detached account of the doings of the day. From this and several
others an almost complete chronology has been worked out.  Extracts follow:
October 13/22.
Class  well  represented  in  tennis.    Hinks  in  finals.    Plays   fine  game  before
Electricity lecture.    Tells Doc Hebb what he doesn't see is .   Rest of class very
sorry for Hinks and Hebb.    Campbell also cross-examines lecturer, but he sticks to
line admirably.
November 17/23.
Campbell much worried as to how curved lines of force get into square corners
of magnet.    Morton, ably assisted by Doc Hebb, strives to clear up difficulty, but
in vain.
January 25/23.
Class  went  for  swimming  party  to  Coal  Harbor.    Evejen  had  to   break  ice
for party.  Ignorant spectators thought fellows had fallen through ice.    MacPherson
lost his hockey stick and has moped ever since.    Tried to use an integration symbol,
but he claims it is good only for grass hockey.
February 2/23.
Heggie,   the   graceful   youth,  carelessly   playing  with   calculus,   integrates   a
sawdust heap into a square beam.    Professor Irwin mistakes Demidoff in back row
for gentleman.    I tried to find out today who Gertie is.
February 3/23.
Mr. Jordan accidentally asked Chubb the ONE question he hasn't done.  Gertie's
identity discovered!
February 24/23.
Tried to make Annual writeup for Sc. '25.    Heluva job!
Up to the present this is all that has been translated from this particular
book. Another manuscript, apparently kept by one historically inclined,
yields the following information:
February 20/23.
Sc. '25 well represented in all athletics this year, senior rugby to marbles or
boxing to fussing.    Cleaned up in rowing.    Defeated Sc. '24 in soccer this afternoon.
Tonight is Theatre Night and I intend to—
February  22/23.
From here on the manuscript is indecipherable.
On several individuals has been found a singular hirsute growth on the
upper lip, notably on one whose accoutrements are much overwritten with
symbols N. M. C. Paleontologists are much concerned as to the significance
and purpose of this hairy appendage.
In the light of these discoveries keen interest is being manifested in
-the excavations. Further knowledge of the doings of this remarkable group
will be eagerly anticipated.
[ PAGE  SIXTY-FOUR 1 [ PAGE   SIXTY-FIVE ] SHIP     lay     at     her
moorings,   resplendent
in    the    rays    of   the
rising  September sun.
Cap'n Johnny cleared
his   throat   as   Barton
rowed Christie, the pilot, alongside and roared, "Bos'n, pipe all
hands to man the capstan."    Whereat the gurgle of Hatch's saxophone brought both watches tumbling on deck.     "Up anchor and
away, boys!"  commanded  the  skipper.     There  was  a  clatter of
capstan bars, the patter of many bare feet, and then some fifty
voices joined in that old sea chant, "Hail, hail, the gang's all here."
The anchor came in smartly, the sails filled, we were off in a cloud of
spray. The lights of the Arts building grew fainter. We were bound for
that far-off shore where the natives call white men Bachelors of Science.
What high hopes, what beating hearts, thrilled with thoughts of adventure!
Our reverie was interrupted by a clatter abaft the loo'ard rail, and
rushing for'ard we found that Ernie, while twisting his neck for a last look
at Queenie on the wharf, had fallen down the booby hatch. The mate cut
short our condolences by orders to crowd on sail. Merrily we ran aloft, but
Rothwell slipped and found that a falling body has an acceleration of
32 feet per second. Poor lad! He hit head foremost and cracked—the deck.
The only other accident was experienced by Baylis, who was greasing the
wireless antennae to make the messages slide off.    He fell into the funnel
and came out the other end all right, but the stoker, mistaking
him for a piece of coal, thrust him back in again.
Doctor Buchanan then came on deck with his calorimeter to shoot the
Owen said it would be cold without it, so he told us about sidereal
time instead.    We also heard about Einstein,   who   says   there   isn't any
gravity, but Rothwell said, "Them days is gone forever."
The bos'n came from the foc'sle head and casting a mean eye on
Stevenson, who was sitting on the windward bulwark with his back comfortably supported by the freshening breeze, ordered him to find the
coefficient of friction between wood and a deck swab.
And so our sailor life developed. We studied the great forces of nature
undreamt of hitherto. We acquired practical knowledge also, but sometimes
felt, as the weeks slipped by, that we were getting pretty much at sea.
One day, when far from any land, a large flock of hungry albatross
approached the ship. Consternation reigned amongst us, because when no
one was looking the birds sneaked aboard and picked all the currents off our
electric plant. We exterminated these wily birds of prey by hanging a
phantom joint of meat from the mizzen mast. The hungry animals flew at
it, and as it wasn't there several of them broke their necks. The rest
became frightened and flew away.
As though the albatross brought on disaster, a sudden change came into
our happy life. We awoke one morning under a sky of leaden hue. Vast
clouds rolled rapidly o'erhead and we felt the restless heave of a mighty
ocean beneath our feet. The mate came from the chart room to greet
Cap'n Johnny with, "The barometer has dropped, sir."
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r PAGE   SIXTY-SEVEN ] The Class History of Nursing '23
THE VEIL OF MIST which ere now has partially hidden from view
the tremendous import of the work lying before us, is gradually
being lifted and we are becoming eager in anticipation of the
possibilities afield. It is with a strange feeling of mingled pride and awe
that we approach our first graduation, for we realize that in a very real
sense history has been made. This spring will witness the granting by the
University of British Columbia of the first degree in nursing in the British
Empire, and as we cast a glance down the avenue of dusky years which we
have so recently trodden, there comes an irresistible impulse to pass in
rapid review the successive stages through which our journey has led us.
When we first enter the University our spirits are buoyant and it is a
happy time for the majority. Self-assurance is our chief characteristic—
the assurance of youth which sometimes makes inopportune display of its
knowledge. But it is not at this point that we challenge attention—it is not
until we develop a certain degree of fitness for useful functions. In the
meantime, the social life has a far more insistent call than any desire to
amass knowledge.
As we stand gazing through the doorway which has opened to admit us
into the hospital for our short probation period, a world of fancy plays
around us. Legends and myths crowd before our vision and we can scarce
hold back in our eagerness to read. But we are barely across the threshold
before the mirage gradually fades and with it the consciousness of self.
How zealously we set out each morning on our daily task of chasing dirt!
And after carefully washing chairs until they almost shine, instead of the
word of praise, we are bidden to make haste and straighten beds. Ah, well!
the hospital is a fit place to administer medicine, and we must needs accept
our share. It is during this period that one's beautifully constructed
philosophy of life tumbles in ruins and we look intently at the broken bits
in sad amazement. The procession of life passing before us reveals things
which till now have been hidden from our eyes, and we cannot but wonder.
We have been stirred out of our dreamy indolence, and with our little
world in confusion the door swings open again and we pass back into the
University. We find our place once more in the Chemistry laboratory and
occasionally startle the inmates with an explosion. It is then we pause
to wonder if in the Laboratory of Life we shall be more skilful in compounding our ideas than we have been in mixing our chemicals. In the English
lecture we create for ourselves a very uncomfortable atmosphere unless
we at least make an effort to think "in the original." And to keep our feet
firm upon the ground our thoughts are tempered with a little Psychology
and Logic.    As we wrestle with our thoughts   there   comes   a   dawning
consciousness that change of ideas is a necessary outcome of growth and
we need not fear for the ultimate result if our desire for truth is sincere.
With this thought in mind we find ourselves once more in the hospital,
and this time with a feeling of confidence. Two years of intensive training
follow, fraught with perils, but also big with opportunity. Our experiences
are many and varied. Night duty comes all too soon; but we are proud,
it may be because of an awakening sense of responsibility. Then the
Isolation Hospital claims its victim, and to all intents and purposes we are
dead to the outside world for some weeks. It is then we have ample opportunity to "cool the fevered brow." But be it known that we do not follow
the recipe found in the story book. Or it may be we linger for a time 'midst
the clatter of the diet kitchen. It is there we learn the rudiments of that
ancient and much-respected art of invalid cookery. While in the Infants'
Hospital we keep jealous watch, fearful lest harm shall come to
the little forms we have learned to love. We pass through the operating-
room and the feeling of the helpless onlooker passes away. The sense of
terror caused by suffering gives place to a desire to bring relief, and we
are no longer content to accept the passive attitude when things worth while
are to be done. We may lose many things, but our gains overbalance our
losses, and by means of them a sword is placed in our hand which no earthly
power can wrest from us.
In our last year at the University there is a definite linking up of the
practical and theoretical, an attempt to train each one into citizenship—into
the social needs of the community. Those who choose the Teaching option
receive an excellent training in the art of teaching and special attention is
given to the development of leadership. A number have already expressed
a desire to follow this line, and next year shall find the first "laborer in the
vineyard." Those who make a choice of Public Health are fitting themselves to go out and preach the gospel of prevention, and if we grow weary
it is not by reason of monotony. A trip to the Island lasting two weeks
prevents city life from palling. Or it may be our drooping spirits but need
the stimulus of an exciting session in the police court. The devious paths
which lead the child life away from the main road of health are revealed to
us and we do all in our power to prevent them from wandering too far afield.
And now we stand trying to interpret the possibilities of the work
beyond. The bridge, which we have been building in order to span the gulf
between the field of lesser opportunities and that of wider usefulness, is
almost completed. Our feet will soon touch ground once more, but we do
not fear the journey ahead, for our strength has been made great by reason
of the effort put forth to attain a higher level.
IS     IS
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances;
And each girl in Nursing Science plays her part,
Her acts being Seven Ages.  At first the Freshie,
With a trembling knee at Christmastime;
And then the Probationer, with sleeves rolled up,
And sleepy morning face, moaning like a whale
At six a.m.    Then back to Varsity,
Where bugs are made the cause of endless strife,
And deep the knowledge gained.    Then a nurse,
With cap and cuffs at last, who slaves at night
With peevish patients, and more troublous charts,
Till 4 a.m., when sleep must needs be fought
Like strangling octopus.    And then the Senior,
In her spotless calm, with stern command
O'er cringing Juniors and Probationers;
Full of longswords and smiles for Medicos.
And so she plays her part.    The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and hungry Undergrad.,
With spectacles on nose, and weary gait;
Driving a Ford or watching kids at play
In Settlements; and her strong, haughty voice,
Turning again towards nervous treble, pipes
In public speech.    Last scene of all,
That ends this strange, eventful history,
Still nursing, fifty-seven years and more—
Sans teeth, sans pep, sans courage to give up
■4- ^—
The Class History of Agric..'23
I AM in a room of shadows—playful, dancing shadows, caused by the
creeping flames of the fireplace in an otherwise lightless room. I sit
in my chair, my arms resting on its arms, my thoughts coming and
going like those red tongues that lick at the cedar log. A reminiscent mood
comes over me like deadly hemlock. The 'fire turns into a crystal ball and
I am lost to the present.
Four years! How impossible it seems! How plainly I can see the
men's common room, where we held our first class meeting. Bates was there,
conducting things in his good old fatherly manner. I can see him in the
crystal ball of the fireplace now, portly and smiling, self-elected guardian
of the class. There we chose Davis as our first President. At the end
of the first year he left us. He follows Bates into the crystal. How plainly
I see him! The vision fades and another appears, laughing and irresponsible—Leckie. Following him in quick succession come Callaghan, Rolston,
Kinnear, McLeod, Rive, Stacey, McCallum and Eby. Each pauses for a
moment to greet me in his characteristic manner. How natural and real
they seem, all these Freshman classmates of mine, who have since fallen by
the wayside! Leaning back in my chair I can picture all the classes we
attended together: the Chemistry and Biology labs., the English lectures,
our French classes, our trips to Point Grey, to Colony Farm, to Agassiz.
Peculiar it is how the drudgeries of former years become the blissful
memories of today.
And so our Freshman year came and went. To some it brought the
realization that they were not on the right path toward their life's work.
To others it opened up new possibilities in their favorite field. To all of us,
especially to those who have stayed through the years, it meant the
beginning of new and lasting friendships.
Then came our Sophomore year, our number depleted by eight, but
with a new member in our midst—Mathers. One thing stands out above
all others as a memory of this year. Through the crystal of the fire that
is getting low I can see those bus rides to Point Grey. I can see the fights
that used  to be waged,  the hundred  and  one humorous   situations  that
developed. Looking back we sometimes term this as childish. But it is
not so. We would all, were it possible, call back those days. Twenty years
from now we will cherish the memories of them. They represented a spirit
which has since been all too latent.
With the coming of our Junior year there occurred a division of the
class into groups, each man in his own particular branch. It meant the
dissolution of many of the common bonds that had drawn us together in
former years. But it brought a sense of responsibility because of the fact
that we were now truly entering a study of our future work.
And so we outgrew our Junior garments and returned as Seniors,
envying, in a fashion, the men who were just embarking on their college
career. Most of us had matured and began to look upon life from a
different viewpoint. It is a hackneyed thought that not until he becomes
a Senior does a college man realize how much he does not know. But none
have realized better than ourselves the deep-seated truth of this philosophy.
And now, farewell!
The time of parting soon draws near,
And we must sever friendships which the years
• Have only served to make more dear.
Old school, goodbye!
Others than we will see the day
When they shall roam in pride among your halls
In our Utopia, Point Grey.
Fond friends, adieu!
If through your heart there streaks a pain,
Just live it down, and don't forget the rule:
By every loss we something gain.
Here, shake, old man!  •
We'll meet again in Hong Kong,
'Frisco, Cape Town, France, or maybe here—
Who knows ?   Doggone these tears !   So long!
"Born to write, converse, and live with ease."
Cliff., the elongated member of Ag. '23, is possessed of many virtues. He is
our budding journalist, whose specialty is love stories and biometry. Being chairman of the Biology Discussion Club and Vice-president of the Agriculture Undergrad., he is a busy man. Famous for his original ideas, we expect that the future
has much in store for him.
To the folk at home he is Lome, but Gord. is all he gets around the college.
He started his Junior year with a moustache, but soon tired of that. Last fall he
became engaged; he hasn't tired of that as yet. As a debater Gord. takes a back
seat to no one, not even to "Violet." At the beginning of his college career he
heard the call of the hen and has always been a devoted disciple of poultry culture.
If predictions are in order we can picture Gord. as a Professor of Poultry Husbandry
"somewhere in America."
"Iu a sense he is ubiquitous."
With never a worry, never a flurry, his cheery smile and always his "I'm glad
to see you," we feel reasonably certain that Les., even though the "black sheep," can
accomplish anything. Upon prying into the more serious side of his nature, however, his colleagues at times are surprised at his questions, involving such advanced
thought. His ready wit, his promptness to reply, are amazing, and the fact that
he is never stuck for an answer proves that he comes by it honestly. His name, we
are sure, will always remain fresh in the memory of all '23.
Bill commenced his college career as an Arts undergraduate, but in his second
year joined the ranks of Ag. '23. He has since shown himself to be a truly valuable
acquisition, and has been unanimously adopted as the "little brother" of the class.
He is Sperry's right-hand man in the Discussion Club, being secretary of that
society. Present indications point to the amalgamation of the Mathers and Barry
interests into a combined fruit and poultry farm.
Ray is one of those individuals who have the happy faculty of being able to get
a strangle-hold on at least one scholarship per year and at the same time derive
his full share of enjoyment out of life. Between keeping the financial standing of
the Aggie boarding-house on a sound basis, and working out a solution to the problems
of the berry-growers, Ray is rapidly rounding into a marvellous figure juggler.
May Fate serve him bountifully!
"Known and  beloved by all."
Throughout his college career Ab.'s unflagging zeal and strong personality have
won him hosts of friends. In his Freshman year he shone as an international debater.
Extending his activities each year, he reached the pinnacle in the past session as
President of his Alma Mater. Our most suitable tribute to Ab. is that as a student,
leader, and actor, he has remained unspoiled by his success. His classmates will
always treasure the memory of Ab. Richards.
Our cosmopolitan kid. A year at Guelph, a commission in the army, a position
with the S.SJB., wedding bells, and a decision to finish his college course at U. B. C.
followed in quick succcession for Cap. Besides keeping the home fires burning and
doing the family shopping he manages to find time to attend most of his lectures.
It is even rumored that he will have his thesis completed before April 25th. Good
■old Cap.!
Out of the East came Harry, from far-away Chilliwack. With him came his
clarionet. Occasionally, too, on such auspicious occasions as the Aggie dance, She
comes to town. As an athlete, Harry can retain a place on any Aggie team. Last
year he travelled to Seattle as a member of the half-mile relay team. Then, just
for fun, he took a little jaunt to Portland with the stock-judging crew. Six feet
three, blonde and husky, that's Harry, '23's only Agronomist.
More familiarly known as either Jack, J. J., or Jox, Jack has for long been the
mainstay of his class. As President of Ag. '23 he revealed some of his capabilities,
and as President of the Undergraduate Society during the last year he has certainly
justified the faith of his faculty. A member of the Students' Council, he has helped
direct the affairs of his college.    We expect much of Jack.
Sperry is a man of many accomplishments, having held the presidency of the
Agriculture Discussion Club for the past year, as well as being the College Song
Leader. He also crossed swords with "Muck-a-Muck," but after lasting for a few
rounds decided to throw up the sponge while he was still in his right senses. His
genial personality and his jovial good nature have won for him a wide popularity,
and the be^t wishes of his friends attend him, whatever his future
"Reckless alike of weal or woe, Heaven's benison or ban."
Archie's experiences have varied all the way from having German shells bump
into his jaw to being fined for speeding. But as yet the Irish in him has not been
tamed. In athletics he has distinguished himself at distance running, soccer, and
lacrosse. This year he showed his executive ability as President of Ag. '23 and
Vice-president of the Livestock Club.
"His  years but young,  but his  experience  old,
His head unmellowed, but his judgment ripe."
"Jimminy crickets!" John is a busy man this year. He runs the Livestock
Club, tries to run Chemistry 2, acts as secretary for Agriculture '23, and upholds
his class's honour in debates. For two successive years he gained honours as a
livestock judge in intercollegiate competitions at Portland. Four years of
university life only served to intensify his love for Ayrshires and light horses. His
thoroughness and perseverance augur well for John's future success.
[ PAGE   SEVENTY-THREE ] Si's Estimate of Agric. '23
Moments in the Life of a Great "Aggie'
Gore Village, Abattoir Valley,
February 10th or thereabouts.
Dear Mr. Editter:
Sir, you have obliged me to right about the boys down on -our
ranch to hum. I can't right much because I haven't much ink left, but
here goes.
By heck! that guy Ernie Hope gets my goat. He sez that the cows
ain't getting enough vitamines to balance their blasted rations.
"Who ever heard of such rot?" I sez to Chuck Barton.
"I have, every day," sez Chuck, who rooms with Hope and believes
some of the things he sez.
Those lads from Agassiz ain't too bad, though. One of them sez he's
been on a farm before and the other tells me he's seen one once. Fido
McCallum, the first one, isn't as bad as his name, and he sure has a way
with Bessie. Bon Ogilvie and Fido are the only lads up here who can get
close enough to Bessie to milk her. Steves sure is some cattle judge. You
betcha ! He can tell if a cow is milking or not just as quick as I can myself.
Vic Eby spends % his time flirting with Hiram's hired girl and the other
Y2 letting Hiram's hired girl flirt with him.    The rest of the time he works.
Well, I sure got stung on those guys I got out in the grain fields. That
fellow Zoond spends most of his blasted time rowing up and down the horse
trough, and Townsend nearly bust his fool neck climbing up the roof of
the barn trying to catch some of them fancy bugs. That fellow Doc Plummer
is a queer cuss. He and Chink should not have been let in without paying
a head tax.    They're harmless, but they should be watched closely.
That there bunch of tree trimmers think of nothing but the fruit they
can stow away in their mugs. Most of them has one eye on his watch and
the other on his stommack. That older Wilcox kid can sure eat and talk.
Jimminy Christmas! he can preach and eat longer than anyone else in the
village, I reckon. Those big boys, Hughie Russell and John Goldie, ain't
safe up most of the trees; they smash 'em down. Hughie sure can jazz her
up at the town hop. The wimmin around these parts all fall for that streak
of foreign music, Harold Etter. He sure gets them going with those sharps
and flats of his'n.
Well, I got to hike down to the chicken run, by golly. That young
fellow Wilcox ain't to be trusted with the roosters. He sure gets into some
awful fights with them. Yep, that '24- bunch of college kids sure is the
spider's spectacles.
Yours simpathetically,
Silas Hezekiah Corntassel.
! fyis firtf ciopr
*h Tht (fay he graduates and
Settles c/owTh  to a  respectable job
[ PAGE  SEVENTY-FOUR ] Agriculture '25
IMMEDIATELY upon the closing of the 1922 session most of the
members of Agriculture :25, like true farmers, hied their way to the
country and indulged in the varied and interesting occupations of the
farm. Bill Argue handled a mean grafting knife up Sardis way, while
Art. Aylard, the man of means, travelled all over the country, probably iu
the official capacity of farmers' adviser. Kenny Caple, we hear, carried on
extensive farming operations at Salmon Arm and still talks in his sleep
(during lectures) of barn dances, etc., while "Buck" harvested the prairie's
wheat crop. Of the rest of the class we know very little, and, as they arc
only ordinary hayseeds, we will pass on. However, almost all turned up
at the beginning of the new term with firm determination not to allow
themselves to waste any part of a day that began with so tremendous a
struggle as having to get up.
Our first duty was to welcome the Freshmen, which we did in a more
or less kindly manner. We found ourselves admirably adapted to this
work on account of our visit of last term to the Abattoir, and the Freshmen
will agree we turned out some lovely carcasses. At any rate, we established
a record for producing that famous delicacy, "Freshman sandwich."
We are already deeply absorbed in our lectures for the term, and we
are fast becoming proficient in the gentle arts of poultry keeping, butter
making, and market gardening. In fact, Bill Argue is confident of Bill
Argue's ability to turn out a special-grade butter in short order, while Paton
is-an old hand at handling the "Scotch hands."   For Hort. B we have each
made a plan for a farm house designed to accommodate a family of ?
persons, while in Poultry 1 we have learned how to select hens in which
egg-laying is not a recessive characteristic.
One of the most delightful events of our college year was the evening
that we spent at Professor Boving's, our Honorary President. The main
event on the programmme was a series of sketches given by each member
of the class about some other member. We are still undecided who said
the most complimentary things about the other fellow. Then our Honorary
President read us a very interesting and humorous "prophecy," written by
a member of one of the first graduating classes from McDonald College.
After the swellest little supper we ever had, Mrs. Boving played the piano,
while Prof. Boving led us in a good, old-fashioned sing-song. We hied our
way homewards soon after, along with a cordial invitation from Prof.
Boving to come again.   Needless to say, we all hope we will go again.
Nor should we forget to mention the Dumbell's "affaire." Tired of
Chem. 2, we hiked down to the Orpheum one afternoon and bought up all
the gallery seats we could get. The show was great. Needless to say, we
learned many things, including certain revelations concerning a prominent
University man and the real truth about Trixie's Nanaimo.
Together with Agric. '26, we held our annual class party on Friday,
February 9, in the auditorium. The decorations were just the thing, the
music wonderful, the girls adorable, and who ever heard of an Aggie dance
that didn't have the swellest eats in the world ? Everyone had a good time
except "Buck," who said it broke up too soon.
As for sports, Agric. '25 is by no means at the bottom of the list. Did
you ever admire a certain auburn-haired "flash" playing wing three-quarters
on the McKechnie Cup squad? Well, that's Bill Cameron, one of '25's best.
"Les." Buckley is another, and he plays First Division football, where his
fighting spirit has full sway. "Les." McKay helped the Aggies win the
relay last year in fine style. As for a runner, our Trixie, the coming mile
champ., is one of the best bets of the next generation. It is even rumored
that Baxendale takes up golfing in spare hours, while G. Challenger subs
for Intermediate A basketball. The rest of us, however, are always trying
to do our bit to make Agric. '25 worthy of the position of a class in the
Faculty of Agriculture.
"That's a yolk on me," said D. P. Keenan, as he spilt his egg on his
immaculate tuxedo.
Lisle A.—"What procedure will I follow to precipitate this salt,
Professor A.?"
Professor A.—"After you have added the barium chloride, go into the
weighing room and take some potassium cyanide, followed by twelve litres
6£ sulphuric acid, and let it digest overnight."
Miss A.—"What do you think of my new coat?   Is it too thick?"
Charles P. (looking at her face)—"I like the color, but I'm afraid you
really have got it on a little thick."
Prof. Buch.—"Has anyone else any further questions?"
Bill A.—"Yes.    What time is it?" .     ..
Fair Young Thing (visiting the farm)—"Why are those bees flying
around so frantically?"
Dave Thompson (wearily)—"I guess it's because they have hives,
Herb. Chester remarks, as he warms his toes on the radiator at
Braemar, that the Holsteins undoubtedly are Friesian this winter.
Art. Laing—"I'm broke, absolutely flat."
Spud. Murphy—"That's nothing. I'm worse than you are, but when
the soles are worn off my shoes I'll be on my feet again."
"That's the cow's hips," said Harry G., as he helped himself to another
piece of steak.
[ PAGE  SEVENTY-SEVEN ] [ PAGE  SEVENTY-EIGHT ] The Coming of Ag-Ric '26
AND IN THE YEAR of 19-22 in the month of Sept-ember there did
/\ come unto the land of the Varsiti the Numen of Ag-ric, each bearing
1 V. upon his breast the mystic number '26. And it was found that they
had set up for themselves a leader, a centurion, one Nelson, son of Lefty,
who did play of the game Rug-ger and who did come unto the Numen of
Ag-ric after leaving the land of Arts.
Also one Vroom, possessed of much sight, who did hunt the small insect,
and who did assist the son of Lefty in his deeds, which were of vice.
And one was there, Newcombe, a scribe, who did swim, and who did
play soc-cer, and who did write down the words of Ag-ric '26, wherefore
was he named by them the "Secretary."
And in the ranks of Ag-ric was there one Luyatt, a mighty man of
Rug-ger, who did run like unto the antelope. And, lo, for his mighty deeds
was Luyatt called by the name of Class Marshal.
And of the sergeants was there one Mallory, who did serve under
Luyatt. And Mallory was a doughty man of Naramata, where dwell the
And of the rest of the hosts of Ag-ric, being men of valour, were there
Fergus, son of Mutrie, an Okanagite, and who did run and jump and did
spend his spare time playing of the game called Lacrosse.
One Gough, from the Armies of the King of Eng, where he did do
battle, and because of his sins was he sent to the men of Ag-ric.
Also was there one Verchere, who did leave his native land of Mission,
saying, "I would join the Numen of Ag-ric who do play with the Basketball."
And one Raymont was there, a gallant who did sojourn in the lands of
Eng and Scot, who did swim like unto the fish.
And with the men of Ag-ric were there two giants. One, Tuckey, of
great stature, who did desert from the land of Arts, bringing with him one
Martin, of huge stature, and they did come to the men of Ag-ric to wipe
out their sins.
And it came to pass that there were in the Armies of the Numen of
Ag-ric men doughty and valiant, as set hereunder.
One Dynes, from the camp of New Westminster, and with him one
McCurragh, who had great desires, saying, "We would be with the men
of Ag-ric."
One Tarr, the son of Tarr, who because of his great expertness in the
tongue of the French did gain an high post with the men of Ag-ric.
Also was there one Mathews, from the land of Eng, where dwell the
mighty. And he did play Rug-ger, and he did cause himself to be transferred to the men of Ag-ric '26 from the legions of the men called Partial.
And when the men of Varsiti did draw near unto the Numen of Ag-ric
they did espy two strangers in the ranks of the Numen, one Jacob, son of
Biely, and one Vialuhin, son of R. E. Volution. And these two men did
come from the land of the Rush, where dwell the Bolsh.
Also with the Armies of Ag-ric were there legions of the men of
Partial, who did aspire to learn the ways of the Men of Ag-ric. And
these were:
One Blair, who did rise to great heights in the Armies of Partial, even
becoming their leader under the man called Luyatt. Wherefore was he
called the Marshal.
One Marshall, who did sojourn with the Okanagites, yet because he
did refuse to worship at the shrine of any other God than Ayrshire, was he
driven away from the lands of the Okanagites.
One Paton, who because of his birthplace was named "Scotty," and who
did leave the land of his birthplace, even the land of Whisk, after many
arguments with the citizens called Pol-ice.
One Davis was there. A great man of Rug-ger, being three-quarters
of a Player and one-quarter Welsh.  A great and good man withal.
And, lo! with the great army of the Numen were there three who
did stay with the Numen until X-Mas, when they did withdraw that they
might join the armies of other lands.
One Miss Noble, who did become called home.
One Miss Gilholme, who did leave the Armies of Ag-ric that she might
instruct the young and ungodly.
One Robertson, from the land of Whisk, who did leave the Men of
Ag-ric to adjourn unto Wash, in the Land of the Yank, where he did dwell
with and observe the habits of divers numbers of fishes.
And the Numen of Ag-ric did settle with the Varsitites, and on the
night of Inish, one called them together and spake unto them thus: "O, men
of Ag-ric, tonight shall ye suffer the men of Soph to do unto you as they
list, for they know no better."
And the Men of Ag-ric '26 did allow the men of Soph to disport themselves after the manner of children, for the men of Soph did know no better.
And at the great battle of Ex-am, at the time of X-Mas, on the field
of battle called '23, the men of Ag-ric did bear themselves right valiantly,
and did come forth with colours flying. Wherefore did they commune within
themselves, saying, "Now can we sleep once more during the hours which
have been given over to us for the pleasures of Lecture, for there be no more
battles till A-pril, when we again do battle with the Profs of Facul-ty, and
outwit them even as we did at X-Mas.
And peace reigned over the land of Ag-ric '26, and they did flourish
as doth the palm tree, and did become exceeding great.
And shall ye not find their further doings recorded in the Second Book
of Ag-ric, beginning at the first verse of the Second Chapter?
[ PAGE   SEVENTY-NINE ] The Alumni Association
The Publications Board
THIS YEAR the Alumni Association has adopted a new policy —
deciding to get behind the various clubs and organizations throughout the province and thus spread its influence and energies in every
direction rather than foster an exclusive central organization of its own.
The Association expects each graduate, wherever he or she may go, to
be a citizen in the real meaning of that term, and not a "hanger-on."
This does not mean that the Association has abandoned all meetings.
On the contrary, there never was more activity in the Association than there
is today. General meetings are held every two months, while the executive
meets monthly. Following the business at each meeting, very interesting
programmes have been given, consisting of music, drama, or lectures. The
February meeting took the form of a dinner, which was followed by a very
unique programme.
Questions often asked concerning the occupations of students after
graduation may be answered from figures published in the Alumni News,
a bulletin issued from time to time by the Association. The January number
contained the following extract:
"Are our graduates idle? The following figures speak for themselves:
Out of 425 members classified, there are only six who can be ranked as
'stay-at-homes.' Public and high school teaching claims 126; commercial
work, 79; postgraduate study, 49; university work, 46; at Provincial Normal
School last fall, 40; lawyers and law students, 30; ministry, 10; farming, 6;
social service work, 3; 'stay-at-homes,' 6. To this list we must add 29 who
have taken up the art of housekeeping from the ladies' side, while only 16
have lost their bachelorhood."
The Alumni Directory, which is issued once a year, the second issue
appearing last January, gives a complete and up-to-date list of every
graduate, with his or her whereabouts and the work engaged in. The
Alumni Directory and Alumni News are put out with the idea of giving
every member an opportunity to keep in touch with his former associates
at U. B. C. and with the work of his Alma Mater. The Alumni News goes
to every member, the Alumni Directory to every active member.
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We give below a list of the ex-presidents of our Alma Mater:
Edward Mulhern, Arts '16—1223 Bible Institute Hotel, Los Angeles,
Cal.    With a firm of chartered accountants,
Dr. Charles Wright, Sc. '17—63 Verndale Ave., Providence, R.I.
With Tate Chemical Laboratories.
THE English "public 'ouse" has been strenuously defended as the
workingman's club, and if the "Pub." needed any justification, a
similar one could be found. That is to say, the "Pub.," too, is a place
where the restless populace of Varsity's crowded corridors and common
rooms meets—an overflow meeting, in fact, where everything and everybody
is subjected to ruthless criticism or the disintegrating influence of student
Of course the "Pub." is not supposed to serve this purpose; it's really
the home of the Publications Board, that hard-working body responsible
for the Ubyssey. Within the sacred precincts of the inner office, too often
violated by an unruly mob, the editorial staff sympathizes with one another
for the critical and unappreciative attitude of the inarticulate majority
and turns for consolation to writing triolets. Thursday afternoon is devoted
to choosing editorials, which strenuous business is sometimes assisted by
muffins and tea. It must be admitted, however, that the editorials which
did not see print would have attracted much more attention than those that
did! But the editorial staff knows that there are some things better left
unwritten—and so does the editor of Muck-a-Muck!
From the outer office, the chief reporter sends out S.O.S. calls for copy,
keeps a watchful eye on the "Pub." paper (for which a great many people
have a fondness), and consoles the littlest reporter when she wails, "I simply
can't write up that man because he didn't say anything:  now did he?"
However, to accord the Ubyssey and the staff the dignified and
sympathetic treatment they deserve, there has been this year a decided
improvement both in the appearance and the contents of the paper. An
attempt has been made (to no one's satisfaction, of course) to give all college
activities the publicity due them. Moreover, the Ubyssey, thanks to the
untiring efforts of the editor-in-chief, has voiced emphatically student needs
and has repudiated vigorously all unwarranted attacks on either the faculty
or the student activities of this University. And finally, the blarneying of
the advertising staff and the ability of the business manager leave the
Ubyssey at the end of the year with a clean sheet.
Nora Coy, Arts '18—Deceased.
William G. Sutcliffe, Arts  '19—Instructor   in   Economics,   Simmons
College, Boston.
Willson  H.  Coates, Arts  '20 — Queen's    College,   Oxford,  England.
Studying history.
Arthur E. Lord, Arts '21—Osgoode Hall, Toronto.    Studying law.
Paul Whitley, Arts '22—Lytton, B. C.    Teaching high school, Vernon.
[ PAGE -EIGHTY ] C*w  KeArtTt*.
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THE CASUAL but not incurious observer to whom is vouchsafed a
glimpse of the L. S. D. Executive in action may recover, but his
chances are slight. Nervous prostration is a comparatively mild
reaction to the resultant shock. Conceive, if you can, nine leaders of
college thought wedged in our spacious and commodious board room at one
and the same time. The little friends of all the arts who comprise the
executive are not as easily adjusted to the exigencies of space. We have
seats for the ladies and Mr. Etter, but unattached gentlemen must drape
themselves as artistically as possible among the various "objets d'art"
that help to beautify our home. Mr. Clyne may generally be found suspended by Eaith, Hope, and Charity from a push pin in the wall. Less
ethereal members can't hope to emulate Peter Pan.    However, "Nuns fret
not at their convent's narrow room," etc.    So this rhapsody on the pleasures
of restraint is at once unmannerly and irrelevant.
According to the constitution (which, under the present regime, has
been laid up in lavender), clause 2, sub-section C, it shall be the guiding
principle of the L. S. D. to foster art, music and literature among the
Philistines of U. B. C. Conscious of this high purpose, we feel that the
write-up might properly aspire to that pure but tenuous atmosphere where
thought doth flourish and banalities expire. These qualms are but
momentary; our concern is with things as they really are. This year the
L. S. D. has been conducted on strictly soviet principles, with a very
dictatorial proletarian in the chair. What has been lost in deliberation
has been made up in disputes.
Science '26
(Continued from Page 66)
"Dr. Hebb will charge us for it," said Johnny, "and it looks like dirty
weather on the starboard bow." The muffled beat of a doldrum came to us
through the still air, and Leek leaked a tear and snivelled, "There's a Jonah
on our trail," while from the foc'sle Dave's saxophone sobbed, "Oh-h-h,
those Exam. Blues."
And then the storm broke. Crack, crack, went the ripping canvas, and
down to the deck crashed the light stuns'l booms. "All hands aloft to
shorten sail!" rang the command, and then the scene was blotted out by
the sheeted rain.
For a week we ran before the wind under naked spars, battling with
stresses and strains (see Lowney's Mechanics), sometimes giving up all
for lost. However, the wind finally died down and we could note the toll
exacted by the storm. Canvas blown to ribbons, splintered spars, tangled
cordage, several of the crew with supps., and sixteen good men and true
washed overboard in the teeth of the storm. But the clouds soon blew away,
the sun crept out to warm the survivors and the ship proceeded on her course
with a sadder but wiser crew.
Some weeks after the tempest we paused at a coral isle and joyfully
tripped the light fantastic, where all the girls were beautiful and the music
heavenly. "A gud tyme wuz had by all," and reluctantly we betook ourself
back to the ship.
"Down, put down your liquor, and your girl from off your knee,
For the wind has come to say,
'You must take me while you may;
If you'd go to Mother Carey where she feeds her chicks at sea.' "
However, we found the sea in an amiable mood, the wind was freshening, and somehow the "far-off shore" seemed perhaps a mite closer than
last September. For we had weathered one storm and could now assume that
sangfroid which characterises true Science men. So, with faith in our ship,
our skipper and crew, we joyfully continued our voyage.
H. BeooS.
U.B.C.    1922-1923
J S. S„»T.»;
Debates /f«.
Tits- ftft'i Lt
The Men's Literary Society
THE history of the Men's Literary and Debating Society for the past
year has been one of changing old officers for new. The society
commenced work in the fall with the following executive: Honorary
President, Professor W. L. McDonald; President, P. M. Barr; Vice-
President, C. W. Hodgson; Secretary-Treasurer, T. W. Brown; Publicity
Agent, J. S. Burton.
Mr. Barr, after two successful meetings, resigned to become treasurer
of the Alma Mater Society. Walter Hodgson left a little later on account
of his taking part in international debates. Finally, John Burton resigned
to become Debates Manager. Mr. Brown was not so versatile and was forced
to stay with us till the end of the term. Under the presidency of J. J. McKay,
Ag. '24, the society "completed a fairly successful year.
"However, we accomplished some other things besides changing the
executive. During the fall term we vigorously supported the Students'
Publicity Campaign and also had time for several lively debates on subjects
of University interest. All the meetings of the spring term, except the
Oratorical Contest, were devoted to the inter-class debates, which were of
an unusually high order, especially the one between Arts '25 and Science,
at which the Engineering Institute of British Columbia were our guests.
Science defeated Agriculture in the finals and so for the first time won the
coveted shield. As usual, the Oratorical Contest was our best and most
interesting meeting. The six speakers successful in reaching the finals were
P. M. Barr, S. Kobe, H. Plummer, G. B. Riddehough, A. L. Wheeler and
J. C. Wilcox.   Mr. Kobe was awarded the gold medal for a stirring address,
Continued on  Page 93)
The Women's Literary Society
UNDER the able leadership of Miss Wilma Morden, the Women's
Literary Society has enjoyed a most successful year during the
session of 1922-23. The aim has been to encourage public speaking
among the women of the University, and to create an interest in modern
The Executive of 1922-23 is composed of Miss Wilma Morden,
President; Miss Lucy Ingram, Vice-President; Miss Ruth MacWilliam,
Secretary; Miss Phyllis Gregory, Treasurer; Miss Greta Mather, Reporter;
Miss Mary Bulmer, Representative from Arts '23; Miss Frances McMorris,
from '24;  Miss Helen MacGill, from '25; and Miss Jean Faulkner, from '26.
The fourth annual public-speaking contest was held on January 24.
Out of the six contestants, three were members of the public-speaking class
conducted by our Honorary President, Mrs. A. F. B. Clark. First place
was awarded to Miss Winnie Cawthorne, of Arts '24, and second to Miss
Jo Paradis, also of Arts '24.
Keen competition was shown in the inter-class debates this year, the
shield, as in 1921-22, being carried off by Arts '25. In addition to the usual
inter-class debates an informal debate was held to give all the members of
the society an opportunity to take part.
The Women's Literary Society was fortunate in securing Mr. Vachel
Lindsay, the noted American poet, for November 18. At a noon meeting on
that date Mr. Lindsay addressed the student body, and in addition recited
some of his own works. On January 10th, Mrs. A. F. B. Clark gave an
illustrated lecture on Italy to the society, and at our opening meeting
Dr. Sedgewick gave us valuable advice regarding the necessity of
securing prominent men, passing through Vancouver, to address the student
In accordance with the aim of the society to create an interest in
modern literature, one meeting was given over entirely to a study of the
life and work of J. M. Barrie, and another to that of Bernard Shaw. This
was somewhat of a venture, but the Executive was reassured by the large
audiences, including men as well as women, that were present on these
occasions. At the former meeting papers were read on the life, the novels,
and the dramas of J. M. Barrie. A reading was given from "The Little
Minister," and six members of the first year presented Barrie's one-act
play, "The Old Lady Shows Her Medals."
A general feeling of satisfaction with the year's work has been
expressed by all.
Gladys-—"Don't you think K    —'s hair is heavenly?"
Doris     "Heavenly?"
Gladys—"Yes.    There's no parting there."
International Debates
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ONE would be tempted to think, on looking over the list of those
colleges of the United States which wished this year to have the privilege of debating with the University of British Columbia, that we
had gained considerable renown in the realm of inter-collegiate debating.
That such is the case can be inferred from the fact that our latest achievement, that of debating against the largest university of the United States,
the University of California, resulted in a win to our teams both here
and away.
On account of the fact that the Publicity Campaign was given prominence over inter-collegiate debating this year, we were limited to two
debates, the men's debate with the University of California, and the women's
with Willamette University. It was with very great regret that we learned
that the University of Washington found it necessary to cancel their time-
honored debate with us, and it was also a matter of deep regret that we
were forced, at the last minute, to cancel our women's debate with
Willamette. Our sorrow, however, was assuaged by the knowledge of a
debate with the foremost college on the coast, the University of California
at Berkeley.
Our only inter-collegiate contest, therefore, took place on the evening
of March 7th in the King Edward High School auditorium. All attendance
records were shattered when nearly one thousand people listened to Harry
M. Cassidy, of Arts '23, and Albert E. Grauer, of Arts '25, defeat A. E.
Murphy and B. E. Witkin, representing California. The debate was very
keenly contested and was much closer than the vote of the audience
indicated, although it was fairly generally conceded that our men had the
better of the argument.
The visiting team, with their Debates Manager, S. E. Bender,
and their Faculty Adviser, Mr. Perstein, were royally entertained while
they remained with us. Motor trips, a luncheon, and a supper dance, made
possible through the kindness of Dr. Boggs, our Honorary President,
completed their social activities, and we feel safe in assuming that they
left Vancouver with a very favorable impression.
Lome T. Morgan and Walter Hodgson, both of Arts '24, represented
our University in California.   This was Berkeley's first international debate,
(Continued on Page 92)
C. W. Hodgson
L. T. Morgan
H. M. Cassidy
A. E. Grauer HANKS to the incompetence of European statesmen, the
Historical Society has enjoyed an interesting and hectic
session this year. No fewer than eleven members, with the assistance
of Mr. Sage and Dr. Eastman, have attempted to untangle the various
knotty problems of the nations of Europe. However, in spite of their
endeavors, we have heard of none of their suggestions being accepted by
the Great Powers. But the object of the Society is the discussion of
contemporary problems, not their solution, so we are not disheartened.
At the close of last year it was decided to take up, as the general topic
for discussion, "Europe Since the War." France was dealt with by Miss
Jean Straus and Mr. Geoffrey Bruun; Germany by Miss E. Griffiths and
Mr. Walter Hodgson; Italy by Mr. John McKee and Mr. Hozumi
Yonemura; The Little Entente by Mr. F. H. Soward and Mr. Eric
Jackson; The Near East by Miss Mary Chapman and Mr. Eric Jackson;
and Russia by Mr. Jack Grant and Mr. Allan Buchanan.
"David Thompson" has been chosen as the subject for the Historical
Society Prize Essay, offered through the courtesy of Mr. Robie L. Reid, K.C.
This year the Society has been privileged to have Mr. Sage as its
Honorary President. Mr. H. M. Cassidy was elected President, Miss Jean
Straus Vice-president, and Mr. Jack Grant, Secretary. However, owing
to the pressure of work caused by the campaign, Mr. Grant was forced to
resign and Mr. Eric Jackson was elected to the office.
They talked of "Europe since the War,"
They liked the appellation.
They could not talk of that before—
They talked of "Europe since the War,"
They panned the politicians or
Condemned the smaller nation.
They talked of "Europe since the War,"
They liked the appellation.
The Sigma Delta Kappa
uHr)fj.eiov AiaAe/cTi/oj  KaAAurnov.
"Discussion is a sign of the best."
"NDER the Presidency of Mr. Howard Goodwin, '24, the Sigma
Delta Kappa has enjoyed a particularly successful year. Combining,   as   it   does,   the   functions   of  the   Men's   and   Women's
Literary Societies, the S. D. K. is always popular with students who are
inclined toward public speaking and kindred matters.
Fifty members were enrolled at the beginning of the year, among the
number some of the finest speakers and debaters attending the University.
The meetings have passed pleasantly. Student speakers have emulated
the verbosity of a Gladstone, and have carried political problems to their
successful conclusion with the diplomacy of a Lloyd George. Parliaments
have discussed weighty problems, while the Society has at times been advised
upon interesting points by various members of the Faculty. There is always
something novel, always something new being undertaken by the S. D. K.
in the way of literary entertainment.
Especially successful was the social evening. Many came to hear the
programme, and many more to dance and to partake, later in the evening,
of gingersnaps and apples. The coming of twelve o'clock put an end to an
en j oyable entertainment.
Only one change in the executive of the Society took place during the
year. Mr. John Burton, Arts '24, resigned the position of Secretary-
Treasurer to take that of Debates Manager. Mr. H. B. Goult, Arts '25, was
elected to fill the vacancy.
The session of 1922-23 has been an auspicious college year for the
S. D. K. Perhaps with the session to come it will hold its meetings in
statelier halls at Point Grey, where it will once more delight and help those
who wish to become more proficient in public speaking and debating.
The Executive at the close of the spring session, 1923, was as follows:
Hon. President, Professor W. N. Sage, M.A.; President, T. Howard
Goodwin, Arts '24; Vice-President, Miss Helen MacGill, Arts '25; Secretary-Treasurer, H. B. Goult, Arts '25; Women's Representative, Miss
Elaine Griffith, Arts '23; Men's Representative, G. Martin, Arts '25;
Publicity Agent, J. Schaffer, Arts '25.
This  space was reserved for a parody.     Resignation-
Christian virtues.    But we always were a little bit pagan!
■ one   of   the tffct^/.
THROUGHOUT the present session the Musical Society has aimed
not only to appeal to those who already love music, but also to make
a definite contribution to the work of the University by arousing the
interest of all students in music. With this end in view, a series of lecture-
recitals on the history and appreciation of music was arranged. The first
lecture, given by Prof. Russell, dealt with the early development of music
and the classic composers. Mrs. Van Ogle, widely known as a gifted
lecturer, followed with a lecture on the Romantic School. A feature of
these lectures was that practically all of the selections used as illustrations
were given by members of the society. The series concluded with a recital
by Godowsky. The whole formed a very ambitious scheme, one never
attempted before, and for which much credit is due Mr. Harold Etter,
President of the society. Through the extreme kindness of Miss Laverock,
' we were also enabled to have Vladimir Rosing, the great Russian interpretative artist, lecture and sing in the auditorium on the occasion of his visit
to Vancouver.
The student recital of last November gave some of the members an
opportunity to exhibit their talents in solo work. The success of this affair
was due to Miss Mary Pittendrigh, convener, who arranged a very attractive
The executive was exceedingly fortunate this year in securing the
services of Mr. Wilbur G. Grant, A.T.C.M., teacher of piano and organist
and choirmaster of the First Baptist Church, as conductor of the Glee Club
and orchestra. Under his very capable and inspiring leadership the Glee.
Club has gone steadily forward. There has been hearty co-operation
between- Mr. Grant and the members, and the work under him has been of
an enjoyable and profitable nature. The Christmas concert was most
successful and reflected great credit on his ability as conductor.
The Spring concert was held on March 25. There were over a hundred
voices in the chorus, which rendered some very attractive numbers.    As the
"Dixie Kid" met with such appreciation at Christmas, two "darkey" numbers
were included in the programme of the Spring concert, and the "Bridal
Chorus," from the "Rose Maiden," our star number then, was also repeated.
The orchestra, a live and vigorous section of the society, provided a varied
programme, among their offerings being the "Friml Suite,'' a group of four
pieces, full of variety and color. Assisting in the concert were Miss Lillian
Wilson, soprano; Mr. Holroyd Paull, the well-known violinist; and, as
pianist, our own "infant prodigy," Miss Nellie Harrison.
The social side of life has not been neglected. A hike to Lynn Valley,
a skating party at the rink, and a social evening in the auditorium rounded
out our activities for the year.
No small measure of the success of the society this year is due to the
work of the executive. Mr. Harold Etter, who combines a wide knowledge
of music with good executive ability, has been a most capable President.
Other members of the Executive are: Miss Mary Pittendrigh, Vice-
President; Miss Magdalene Aske, Treasurer; Miss Margaret Kerr, repre--
sentative of the Women's Glee Club; Mr. Gerald Kerr, Secretary and
leader of "the opposition"; Mr. Bill Stewart, representative of the Men's
Glee Club; and Mr. Joe Giegerich, representative of the orchestra. The
resignation at Christmas of Mr. Jack Harkness, the Secretary, was deeply
regretted. Mr. Gerald Kerr, who had been acting as Press Correspondent,
was elected to fill his place, and Miss Jean Telfer was appointed to take
over Mr. Kerr's work. Miss Wilma Morden, Treasurer, was also obliged
to resign at Christmas, her place being filled by Miss Magdalene Aske. With
Prof. Russell, the founder of the society, as permanent Honorary President,
and Dr. Sedgewick as Honorary President for the year, the society has
been well sponsored.
The close of this season's activities sees the Musical Society very
definitely established as a live organization and an important factor in the
life of the University.    The promise of last year has been amply fulfilled.
[ PAGE   EIGHTY-EIGHT ] [ PAGE   EIGHTY-NINE ] 0. Y. Robson    Betty Somerset  J. V. Clyne Beth McLennan Fraser Lister Beatrice Johnston        P. M. Barr        Neil McCallum E. Chamberlain
(Mr. Crampton) (Gloria) (Valentine) (Dolly) (Phil) (Mrs. Clandon)     (Finch McComus)       (William)       (Bohun, K.C.)
[ PAGE   NINETY ] The University Players' Club
THE SESSION opened with a large and very gratifying number of
applications for membership in the club. However, the histrionic
powers of the applicants did not in every case equal their enthusiasm,
■and the committee was occupied for several days with the delicate task of
picking out the Mrs. Siddonses and the Henry Irvings from the many
aspirants to membership. The successful candidates were entertained by
the senior members of the club at a reception given by Prof. F. G. C. Wood
and Mrs. Wood, at which they found that the terpsichorean and the culinary
arts are just as assiduously cultivated upon Parnassus as elsewhere. However, the dramatic muse is a stern muse, and soon after the reception her
■devotees settled down to serious work. Try-outs for the Christmas performances were held, and the selected casts entered upon a period of regular
rehearsing under the very able and very valuable guidance of Professors
Wood, Clarke, and Larsen.
Three private performances were given in the University auditorium
■on November 23rd, 24th, and 25th. The programme consisted of four one-act
plays. "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets," by George Bernard Shaw, is an
.amusing play cast in the "spacious times of great Elizabeth," in which that
immortal queen exchanges some twentieth-century remarks in sixteenth-
century English with the no less immortal William Shakespeare. A dreadfully dark Dark Lady, and a delightfully benevolent and truly Elizabethan
beef-eater helped to make the play a success. "The High Priest," by Miss
Annie Anderson, was the first play from the pen of a U. B. C. student to
be produced on any stage, and was greeted on each of the three nights by
very well merited enthusiasm. It is a very poignant tragedy, set in India—
a tragedy which steadily increases in intensity and power until the end, and
which would satisfy the most rigid classicists in its dramatic unity of place,
time, and action. The success of Miss Anderson's play was particularly
gratifying, and it is hoped that it has established a precedent which will
he followed in future by the production every Christmas of at least one
play by a U. B. C. dramatist. "On Vengeance Height," by Allan Davis,
was a tragedy of life among the hill dwellers of Tennessee. Intense hatred
and intense suffering were admirably portrayed in the old blind grandmother, whose husband and sons had been slain in an age-long feud with a
neighboring family. The villain was so immensely villainous that he evoked
a little laughter, which resulted more from the overwrought nervous condition
of the audience than from any intrinsic humor in the play. After the two
tragedies, "Rococo," by Granville Barker, was a great relief, and the sides
that had ached from bated breath now shook with irrepressible mirth. The
discussion between an unctuous cleric and his brother-in-law, a gentleman
with little patience and less hair, over the possession of a supremely useless
heirloom, brought the house into a state of uproar, which was sustained by
the withering remarks of a lynx-eyed maiden aunt.
In the Christmas plays many of the actors were new members of the
club, and were exercising their dramatic talent for the first time. In spite
of this the performances were of a very high order, and were much enjoyed
by three capacity audiences. Excellent work was done by the committees,
who had the unenviable task of creating scenery, costumes, and properties
out of almost nothing, and accomplished it with superlative success. After
the third performance the members of the club and members of the faculty
were entertained by Mrs. Brock at a very delightful supper.
After the New Year, the advisory committee set to work to choose a
play for the Spring Production. After much labor and considerable
deliberation they submitted Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell," which
was unanimously accepted by the members of the club. Competition for
parts in the play was very keen indeed, and the committee had great
difficulty in deciding on the cast.
The play was produced on Friday, March 9th, in the Edison Theatre
at New Westminster, and on Monday and Tuesday, March 12th and 13th,
in the Orpheum Theatre. Large and enthusiastic audiences filled the house
on both nights, and if the number of bouquets presented is indicative of
the degree of satisfaction derived from the play, it was undoubtedly an
unqualified success. Perhaps the most severe criticism of the play was that
of an old lady who, when someone remarked, "Shaw's clever, isn't he?"
replied, "Yes, but I didn't like his acting!" However, the acting of all the
other members of the cast was considerably better than George Bernard
Shaw's, since it might be said that his was no acting at all, and no doubt
even that old lady was quite pleased with the play. The play sparkled
throughout with truly Shavian wit, which lost nothing, and in fact gained
much, by its interpretation, and which was very keenly appreciated by the
audience. The two chattering, irrepressible, twentieth-century children,
a type that is familiar to us all, being indigenous to the corridors of the
Arts Building during lecture hours, provided an endless fund of delight and
merriment, and many a youth, and no doubt some gentlemen of maturer
years, too, felt that it must be very nice to be an officer on board a liner
bound to England from Madeira. The stormy and very entertaining love
affair between Gloria and Valentine was followed with great sympathy by
the audience, and its happy termination gave great satisfaction to everybody.
Gloria was a young lady of very bewitching appearance, but of a reserved
and somewhat difficult temperament. She might be compared with a frozen
lake in that once you broke the ice you were bound to fall in, and the
masterly manner in which Valentine broke the ice was much appreciated,
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[ PAGE  NINETY-ONE ] The Radio Club
THE LETTERS CLUB — whose members manage to retain their
human characteristics in spite of the accusation of being "highbrow"
—has completed another successful session. With the aid of the
Honorary President, Mr. Larsen, a programmme was drawn up devoted
chiefly to a study of modern English poetry, but widening its range to
include such diversified authors as Henry James, G. K. Chesterton, and
Oscar Wilde. One of the most enjoyable evenings of the year was spent
in a discussion of Anatole France, in accordance with the decision of the
programme committee that at least one paper on a foreign author should
be given during the session. It might be suggested that our conversation
frequently became more animated when the coffee appeared, but as a general
rule there were at least two people who wanted the floor, while the rest of us
rose to the occasion and looked intelligent. In spite of a certain atmosphere
of General Post with regard to the dates of the second-term meetings, we
have all gained a new appreciation of such things as "irony," the "fin de
siecle" atmosphere, the more decadent forms of decadence, and the pagan
aspects of paganism.
The Chess Club
THE Varsity Chess Club was organized during the Fall term. Many
members of the student body and the faculty are interested players,
and the club started well with a membership of twenty. Meetings
were held at least once a week during the college year. It was decided
at one of these meetings that affiliation with the Vancouver Chess Club
would give added strength to the organization. This was accomplished,
and individual members are now entitled to all the privileges of the
Vancouver Chess Club at a greatly reduced rate.
A competitive plan of play under cratometer rules was run off.
Mr. Lambert, a chess player of reputation, who has beaten some of the
best players in Canada, scored the highest number of victories. We prophesy
a great future for him in the chess world. Several other players showed
a power to visualize and careful planning ability, together with a daring
genius, which, with a more careful study of the basic principles, will take
them not only a long way in chess, but in the game of life.
This year we have had only a few beginners, but next year we hope
to have a larger membership from those wishing to learn the game. The
affairs of the club are temporarily in the hands of Mr. E. Richardson.
DESPITE the somewhat shopworn appearance of its cage aerial,
Station 5, operated by the Radio Club, has done very creditable
work during this, its first season. Both amateurs and concerts
have been heard up to a radius of  1,500 miles.
The station is fitted with a short-wave regenerative receiver, a United
States Navy detector, and one-step amplifier. A y2-k.w. spark set is used
for transmitting, which has possibilities  not yet tested.
All material for the erection of a 10-watt continuous-wave and
telephone transmitter is on hand. This apparatus will be set up during
the summer. In addition to the above, the club has the use of various
precision measuring apparatus, belonging to the Physics Department.
The station will be used chiefly for demonstration and experimental
purposes, with the possible exception, as has been suggested, of broadcasting University Extension lectures.
With the apparatus now on hand and the results anticipated of the
summer's work, the station will be in fine shape to be the nucleus of a very
successful Radio Club next session.
The officers for the past year were: Honorary President, Dr. T. C.
Hebb; President, F. T. North, succeeded in January by H. E. Parsons;
Secretary, L. Somerville; Treasurer, A. E. Jure; Chief Operator, T. V.
Berry;   Publicity Agent, R. M. Morton.
The International Debates
(Continued  from  Page 86)
and according to President Barrows, was the most successful and best
attended in the history of the university. The opposing team consisted of
Mr. Dempster and Mr. Gardiner, both gold medal debaters. Since both
our representatives were also highly experienced, the contest was very
keen, British Columbia winning the decision by a slight majority of
twenty-six votes. The Berkeley press highly congratulated our debaters
on their very clever rebuttals. On the whole, we feel assured that our
representatives did us credit, because California expressed the sincere desire
to arrange another contest next year. The debaters, on returning, informed
us that it was with the greatest difficulty that they tore themselves from
their indulgent hosts.
In connection with the debate this year, as in other years, we must
acknowledge the great services rendered to us by the Faculty, especially
Dr. Mack Eastman, Dr. T. H. Boggs and Prof. H. F. Angus. Walter
Hodgson was our Debates Manager until the pressure of work as a member
of the team forced him to resign, when John S. Burton was appointed to
assume his duties.
[ PAGE   NINETY-TWO ] The Engineering Discussion Club
THE ENGINEER is, above all things, a man of action. He lives a
life to a large extent apart from his fellowmen, where his conversations of a serious nature are confined mainly to technical discussions
with his brother engineers. This may be all very well; every man to his
trade, and so on; but without the active co operation of men in other
branches of life he is like a locomotive without steam. To obtain this
necessary co-operation he must be able to lay his ideas in an understandable
form before those men; in a word, he must be able to get up on his feet
and express his ideas in a manner which will neither irritate his audience
nor send them to sleep. It was largely for the purpose of giving students
practice in this type of speaking that the Engineering Discussion Club
was inaugurated two years ago.
Members of the club are expected to deliver papers on any technical
subject of which they have special knowledge. Thus not only is the speaker
himself benefited, but his audience hears an account of some subject which
lias at least the merit of being first-hand. These talks have been supplemented at times by a series of short impromptu speeches of a nature that
any engineer may be called upon to make at the most unexpected moments.
By no means an unimportant phase of the club's activity is that of
collecting and distributing information regarding summer employment for
students interested in engineering work.
The club owes a deep debt of gratitude to Mr. Lighthall, the Honorary
President, for the interest he has displayed and for his ever-ready and
helpful criticism.
The officers for the year were C. G. McLachlan, President, and
H. M. A. Rice, Secretary.
The Men's Literary Society
(Continued  from   Page  85)
"East is East, West is West." Mr. Wheeler received second prize for his
well-planned speech, "Students and Internationalism."
Next year we intend to have try outs for membership, so that the
society will be composed of recognized public speakers. Lome Morgan has
been elected president, and under his able leadership it is hoped that the
Men's Literary Society will fulfil its purpose in the highest degree as a
training ground for public speaking of all kinds.
In conclusion, we would like to thank those members of the faculty
who have been so kind as to act as judges at our various contests, and
especially the Honorary President, Dr. W. L. McDonald, whose experience,
advice and encouragement have been of the greatest assistance to us, both
in preparing and in carrying out our programme.
HE CHEMISTRY SOCIETY was organized in 1915. It was established with the idea of providing a means of discussing questions of
interest to all students in science, particularly those studying
Chemistry. It gives students an opportunity to gain experience in the
presentation of technical subjects—a difficult phase of public speaking and
one which students early in their university course are advised to cultivate.
A brief outline of the addresses delivered this year is here inserted
so that students who come after us may become acquainted with the nature
of the subjects discussed.
Dr. Archibald gave the first address of the session, speaking on "The
Disruption of the Tungsten Atom." The theory was that if a high enough
temperature could be reached the atoms themselves could be broken down
into atoms of lower atomic weight. The experimenters concluded that the
product of the disruption was helium.
Dr. Marshall delivered an address on "Chromatic Emulsions." The
subject was particularly interesting, perhaps because the average student
knows so little about Colloidal Chemistry, but no doubt chiefly because the
address was well illustrated with experiments and because of the references
to such articles as butter and creamo.
Mr. Jack Huggett, of Sc. '24, gave an interesting description of the
Imperial Oil Company's plant at loco. Mr. J. R. Davidson, of Sc. '23,
addressed the society on the subject of the manufacture of Portland cement,
covering the  historical  developments,  chemistry,   and  technical   processes.
Dr. W. F. Seyer spoke on the "Photo Chemistry of the Eye," discussing
the modem theories and research work concerning the phenomenon of
vision, particularly the mechanism of the appearance of colored images to
the brain.
Before the end of the term we expect to hear from Dr. Clark on the
theories of color in relation to molecular constitution and from Mr. Wm. Ure
on the processes of smelting as carried on at Trail, B.C. Finally, we hope
to have Dr. Hebb speak on the all-absorbing theory of Relativity as
expounded by Albert Einstein. The Agriculture Discussion Club
THE Agriculture Discussion Club, organized in the fall term
of 1918, has proved a valuable field of activity for its members.
The membership, as the name implies, is limited to Agriculture
students. And so, with the increased enrollment of the Faculty has come
a similar increase in the membership of the Club. The attendance during
the past year has been excellent. The meetings, held every other Wednesday
evening in the University auditorium, have during the past session been
conducted with great success. The enthusiasm of the members, the efforts
of the executive, consisting of Sperry Philips, Alex. Zoond, Arthur Lang,
Lyle Atkinson, W. T. Gaugh, and W. P. Mathers, and the constructive
criticism of Prof. Saddler, have all contributed to this end.
The primary object of the Club is to train its members in the art of
public speaking, and the methods used are various. First a series of interclass debates is carried on each year within the Club. Agriculture '25
succeeded in carrying off the championship this year. Secondly, mock
parliaments are held. In addition, members are called on at various times to
give short speeches, and interesting addresses are delivered by members of
the Faculty and others. As a result not only does the Club become more
enlightened with regard to agricultural and current topics, but all members
who so desire are able to participate in the discussion. Indeed, the policy
of giving every member a chance to speak has brought forth much oratorical
talent and by the continuance of such a policy it is hoped to ensure an
even more successful future for the Discussion Club.
The Livestock Club
THE "ANIMAL MEN" of the University were inspired with a bright
idea: to form a club wherein they could meet to discuss at greater
length the subjects that of necessity are eliminated from the
lecture room.
The aims of the Club are entirely educational. Prominent professional
men address the members upon subjects related to the livestock industry
of this province, and each address is followed by general discussion.
The Livestock Club for the first time entered student activities by
selecting two stock-judging teams to represent them at the Pacific International Livestock Exposition, held at Portland in 1921. Again in 1922
the Club was represented by two teams. The senior team, which judged
classes of beef cattle, horses, sheep and swine, consisted of Messrs. Blair,
Bennet, Barry, Fulton and Pye, and the junior team, which judged breeds
of dairy cattle, consisted of Messrs. Steves, Hope and Barton. Of these
three men we have reason to be justly proud, for they won every large
trophy presented by the Association, and also several individual medals.
Stock-judging Team
H. L. Steves
E. Hope
C. Barton
[ PAGE   NINETY-FOUR ] The Student Christian Movement
THIS SESSION has been an unusually busy one for the Student
Christian Movement. Several study groups were formed at the
beginning of the year, which have carried on with the valuable
-assistance of Miss Lowe, our National Secretary. Fortunately for us, her
headquarters have been here and she has given us inestimable help in
all our activities.
During the Christmas vacation the National Student Conference met
in Toronto, to which we sent two delegates, Miss Mary Bulmer and
Mr. Gerald Kerr, and to which the Alma Mater Society, at our request,
.sent three, Miss Lillian Cowdell, Mr. Lloyd Wheeler and Mr. Jack Grant.
Miss M. L. Bollert, Faculty delegate, accompanied the students. "Ut omnes
unum sint" was not only the motto of the conference, but is the aim of the
World Student Christian Federation, under whose auspices the conference
was held. The programme provided for student discussion of Canada's
agricultural, industrial, and racial problems, and her international responsibility. Not neglected, either, was the religious side of the conference,
which called forth the most exciting discussions and the most valuable
■contributions of the foreign delegates. As for the results of the conference,
we can do no better than to give Prof. S. H. Hooke's opinion, "It would
be easy enough to speak of crudeness, of inadequate grasp and defective
knowledge, of self-assertiveness and self-sufficiency; but to me the only
possible attitude was that so feelingly expressed by Dr. Herbert Gray in
his touching confession of the failure of his generation to cope with its
world-task, as he handed the torch to the oncoming generation.
'Morn, like a thousand shining spears,
Terrible in the East appears.'
The   fearless  spirit  of  youth   was  certainly  there  from  the  beginning."
In February the men's section of the S. C. M. put on a concert in aid
of the European Student Relief Fund, some of the best artistes in the city
contributing to the programme. Miss Stella McGuire very kindly opened
her home to the girls for a Valentine tea, which was well attended. Everyone spent a most enjoyable afternoon and a substantial sum of money was
realized. Another delightful social afternoon was spent at the home of
Mrs. Coleman, when she explained the work of the Women's Christian
College in Japan.
A number of girls have been attracted to the Social Service Department
and have given valuable service in this field.
Our   executive   for   this   session has consisted of:   President of the
• Women's Section, Jessie Casselman;   Vice-President,  Mildred Osterhout;
Secretary-Treasurer, Ruby Reilly.    President of the Men's Section, Harold
Allen;  Vice-President, Gerald Kerr; Secretary-Treasurer, Laurence Hallet.
We have not yet realized our highest ambitions, but we feel we have
gone a step forward and hope to accomplish more in the future.
The University Players' Club
(Continued from Page 91)    .
hut some sagacious critics considered that he did not make quite enough
.splash when he fell in. The extreme suddenness of their passion led some
wiseacres to shake their heads and say that it wouldn't last, but others
opined that the belief was unfounded. Mrs. Clandon was a lady of very
charming character, in whom some "advanced" ideas were pleasantly
mellowed by a dignified presence. William, the waiter, was undoubtedly
"a most remarkable person in his way," and one readily forgave him his
servility. The play was admittedly a great success, and there is no doubt
that it did full justice to the high traditions of the Players' Club. After the
second performance the club was entertained at supper by President and
Mrs. Klinck.
The part of the maid was played in turn by Madge Portsmouth, Eloise
Angell, and Roberta Thurston. One performance was given at Nanaimo,
and the company will travel to Victoria and through the Okanagan and
the Kootenays in May.
The Publicity Campaign
(Continued from Page 16)
further publicity and set in motion the machinery which resulted in the
parade. How great a success this was we all know, but do we know of the
tremendous preparations made, of the plans which were carefully laid and
carried out without a hitch? That was the heart-breaking part of the job.
The committee saw themselves becoming more and more involved, getting
deeper and deeper into debt, with these thoughts before them: "Will it be
a success ? Will we be able to work the student body up to the proper pitch
of enthusiasm?" Both these questions are easily answered now by all those
who saw or even heard of the parade.
Ab. modestly disclaims any credit for the success of the campaign,
which, he says, is entirely due to the committee.
Without under-estimating the part played by the student body and
other organizations, we feel that it is to the members of the Campaign
Committee that the gratitude of this generation of students and those to
follow is due.
[ PAGE  NINETY-FIVE ] The Marshals
The Marshals
R. H. Hedley
J.  A.  Lundie
H. .1/. Russell
A. Buchanan
IF YOU were in the big parade and "Pilgrimage" to Point Grey (and
of course you were) you know something of the results obtained by the
marshal and his assistants. Then, of course, there was the canvass
of the city during Varsity week, with its minor confusion and mistakes,
but, nevertheless, well ordered and effective. In fact, little need be said
of the results, as they speak for themselves. Few, perhaps, except those
who were privileged to work with "Buck" during the height of the campaign,
realize, however, the many hours of hard work and planning he devoted to
making the campaign the success it has been.
As has often been said, appreciation of work well done is rather a rare
bird around Varsity, and Al's case is probably no exception; but in the
near future, when we have some real buildings at Point Grey, he will be
able to look at them with pardonable pride and have the satisfaction of
knowing that he played no small part in the campaign which finally won a
home for his Alma Mater.
So much for the results, but we must not overlook the organization
which has made their achievement possible, and which in itself is perhaps
of greater importance than the results so far obtained, inasmuch as its
usefulness is undoubtedly just  commencing.
We refer to the organization of class marshals and sub-marshals which
Buchanan has developed during his short term in office. By this the students
are divided into groups of about ten, in charge of sub-marshals who know
the students of their own groups personally. This personal contact has
a great deal to do with promoting enthusiasm when needed, besides
distributing the onus of the minor details of organization, so wasteful of
time and energy if attempted by one man.
These sub-marshals are responsible to class marshals, who in turn
report to the Faculty marshals—Jock Lundie in Arts, Bob Hedley, Science,
and Hugh Russell, Agriculture. At the head of the organization is the
Varsity marshal, whose office has thus been changed from one of rather
nominal importance to one through which the whole student body may be
reached personally .and collectively when the need arises.
Unfortunately, Buchanan has found the pressure of studies too great
to allow him time for his marshal's duties and has decided to resign. His
place has been filled by Jock Lundie, of Arts '24, much to the satisfaction
of all who know Jock and his brisk, businesslike way of handling his duties.
*T - - ~  ^
THE PRIMARY OBJECT of the Men's Athletic Association is the
fostering of clean sport and the stimulating of interest in athletics of
all kinds.   Knowledge of the results which the professionalizing of
tl 1 tics has brought about in  other  colleges  has only  strengthened the
Association in its policy of "Sport for sport's sake."
Apart from encouraging the maintenance of teams in every branch of
snort for outside competition, the athletic executive does its best to stimulate
athletics inside the College, and thus to provide competition for those who
are not fortunate enough to be able to play on our representative teams.
No student comes to College solely to take part in athletics. Neither
should he come without taking part in any. The happy medium can be
found, and the student who studies well and plays hard will be found to
succeed in College and later life.
The wide range of sports open to all students makes it possible for
everyone to pick a certain line or lines for his pastime. Sports may never
be compulsory, but at a later date, when more accommodation is available,
regular attendance at gymnasium periods will be of great benefit to all.
And, as others have found by experience, proper athletic activity is as all-
important to the human body as oil is to the machine.
RUGBY   The McKechnie Team
A YEAR AGO Varsity's first season in the McKechnie series ended
in the possession of the cup, brought home by a team undefeated in
any of its matches. One wondered, perhaps, if the enthusiasm which
had made this possible could be kept up in future years, when the glamor
of striving after fresh honors should have given place to the more humdrum
task of maintaining a place in the face of steadily increasing competition.
The record of this season, though showing, at the time of going to press,
one defeat leaves little ground for fears on that score. The Vancouver
"Rep " team Varsity's closest competitor, has been stronger this year than'
ever before. In spite of this the college fifteen has beaten them once by a
fair margin, and only lost by a goal to a try when Vancouver played in
better form than on any previous occasion.
There are those—their numbers are decreasing, however—who think
and say- that the College team wins its matches by dint of a combination of
vouthful vigor and boundless enthusiasm. In a sense this is true, the
possession of these two attributes being, of course, the prime essential in
the life of a Varsity team and the only possible counterpoise to the greater
experience of older opponents.    The consistent form displayed this season,
however, shows that the team, in the years of its growth, has acquired a
solid ability and knowledge of the game. This is well illustrated by the
statement of a strictly neutral writer, who, after this season's first game
with Vancouver, wrote: "Varsity out-thought as well as out-fought their
The task at the opening of the season was, as usual, to fill the gaps in
the team. Of the forwards of the previous season, Bickell had graduated
and Gross was unable to play owing to a lame foot. To balance the scrum
it became necessary to find two new hooks, and eventually Hodson and
Gregg were chosen, the latter coming up from the Miller team. Ramsell
was also promoted to fill the other vacancy. Among the backs, Palmer
returjned to his old position of right-wing three-quarter and Bill Cameron
and Purdy were moved up, the one to left-wing and the other to centre.
The first game of the season was against Edmonton. The match was
played on Thanksgiving Day and attracted a record number of spectators.
The visitors put up a plucky fight, but played a defensive game the whole
time. Their forwards worked hard and secured the ball repeatedly. The
Edmonton backs, however, made little use of this advantage, and Varsity-
won  16-0.    Ternan was the outstanding star of this game.
(Continued on Page 99) Prof. Powell (Hon. Pres.)  H. C. Gunning C. Domony K. W. Carlisle V. Gwyther A. Buchanan R. D. Greggor W. McKee (Pres.)
J. Scott (Coach) J. L. Ramsell F. Penwill C. C. Ternan (Capt.) E. E. Gregg P. Palmer C. G. McLachlan (Coach)
W. Cameron H. Purdy R. K. Cameron R. Hodson C. Gyles
[ PAGE   NINETY-EIGHT ] RUGBY-The McKechnie Team
(Continued from Page 97)
The next match played was on November 19th against Vancouver.
Play started at a fast pace and never slackened while the teams were on
the field. Vancouver pressed strongly during the first quarter of an hour,
but no score resulted until two Varsity men became entangled in trying to
clear from a long kick and Tyrwhitt went over. The try was not converted
and Varsity kept their opponents almost entirely in Vancouver's own
territory until half-time. In the second half, play was more strenuous than
ever, and though as yet unable to score, Varsity managed to keep a slight
edge. At last, with only ten minutes to play, the chance came. From a loose
scrum, thirty or forty yards out, the ball went across the three-quarters to
Palmer, who scored ten yards from the corner flag. Gwyther converted
from a difficult angle. This was the climax of the game. Vancouver came
back hard, but were pinned down to their own line, Ternan scoring another
try, which Gwyther converted just as the whistle blew. All-round play by
the team as a whole, and, in particular, hard tackling by the Varsity backs,
broke up Vancouver's game and was chiefly responsible for the victory.
The score was 10-3.
The team's next three games were played on the Island. The first trip
across took Varsity into the field against Cowichan. The College fifteen
won fairly easily, 17-0, but their opponents put up a very sportsmanlike
exhibition, maintaining their full efforts until the end of the game.
On December 30th Varsity played Nanaimo. The match started in
a drizzle and finished in a downpour of rain. The chief strength of the
Islanders seemed to be in their ability to intercept passes, many promising
College attacks being spoilt in this way. Varsity scored three goals and
Nanaimo one penalty goal.
Following last year's precedent, the first game with Victoria was
played during the annual trip to the Capital. A very heavy ground made
play slow and the ball difficult to handle, but the Varsity forwards were
too much for their opponents and the College team won, 7-0. Ternan scored
with a drop kick in the first half and started a run in the second which
resulted in a try by Gunning. The game, though hard, was not to be compared with the great encounter of the year before.
The return game against Cowichan took place at Brockton Point on
January 20th. After a bad start in the first half, in which they only scored
3 points, Varsity pulled themselves together sufficiently to win, 27-0.
Cowichan played very hard and held their own before half-time, but youth
and condition were too much in the second half.
For a month following this match the frost and snow completely disorganized the schedule. Games with Nanaimo and Victoria had to be
postponed, and the next match played was against Vancouver on February
24th. Though not producing the intense thrill of a victory snatched in the
last ten minutes, this proved a harder and more closely contested game
than even^jhe previous one.   It was not so spectacular, play being controlled
entirely by the forwards, but the display of rugby furnished by the tactics
of the opposing packs, with their widely differing methods, was   far  in
advance of anything seen at Brockton Point since the days before the war.
This second game with the Vancouver "Rep." fifteen provided the
college team's first defeat in more than two years, and then only by the
narrow margin of five points to three.
On only one or two occasions during the first half did either side come
really near to getting over, though Varsity did seem to be establishing a
slight edge during the latter part of the period. Vancouver, however, was
in better condition than had seemed possible. They resumed the game
with a rush, and five minutes after the whistle Pinkham scored when a
strong attack by the "Rep." team developed into a three-quarter run. Thorn
converted with a splendid kick. Despite all Varsity's efforts, only two
minutes of play remained when Hodson scored after a fine dribbling run.
The very difficult kick was unsuccessful.
The opposing backs marked so closely that their attacks were seldom
effective, and the forwards controlled the game. Individually and
collectively the Varsity pack surpassed all previously attained levels of
achievement. Vancouver showed form and condition which they had not
approached in any former encounter with the college team.
The match played against Victoria on March 3rd was disappointing.
The Islanders lacked the services of Johnson, Pendry, and others of their
regular players. Without very strenuous play on either side Varsity scored
a goal and seven tries against a try;   26 points to 3.
Nanaimo did not come over for their second match, being unable to
raise a team owing to players' injuries.
A play-off with Vancouver thus became necessary, and on Good Friday,
March 30th, the leadership was decided. The team met under a hot sun
and on a dry ground before the season's largest turn-out of spectators.
Varsity's victory by three points to nil came after the most spectacular
game of the year.
Dr. McKechnie kicked off, and the ball being brought back, the match
started in earnest. Vancouver followed their kick down the field, but after
a short tussle near the Varsity line, play came back again. The college
three-quarters were in great form at this period, and time after time made
splendid runs. Varsity appeared to have a more decisive superiority at
this stage than in either of the previous games. A score would not come,
however, and there were no figures on the board when the teams left the
field at half time.
Play recommenced at a fast pace with Vancouver showing to much
better advantage than in the first part of the game. Fifteen minutes after
they resumed the "Rep." team nearly scored from a free kick just beyond
the twenty-five line. The ball went outside the posts, however, and ten
minutes later Ternan got possession about twenty yards in front of the
(Continued on Page 101)
[ PAGE   NINETY-NINE ] Second Rugby Team---Miller Cup
R. H. B. Jones
W. Bain
C.  McVittie
P. Price
J. Vnderhill
L. Bickell
S. McLean
G. Hislop
C. Hooper (Captain)
D. Hatch
T. Taylor
H. Plummer
L. Edgett
W. Scott
[ PAGE  ONE  HUNDRED ] The Miller Cup Series
Third Term and Frosh Rugby
THE TEAM representing Varsity this year in the Vancouver Senior
City League made a very creditable showing.    The brand of rugby
displayed at times fully justified the policy of the Varsity Rugby Club
in the fielding of its various teams.
In order to maintain the high standard of rugby in the University
it is necessary to have the greatest possible number of men playing senior
rugby. The quality of senior and intermediate rugby is quite different,
and if Varsity hopes to remain in the position she now holds in the
Provincial series, there must be a large reserve force of men who can play
the brand of rugby which is displayed in the senior series. The Miller Cup
Team has provided this reserve, as shown from the number of men who have
been called on to replace casualties in the first team. The way in which
these men have fitted in with the first team shows conclusively that the
Miller Cup Team is doing for Varsity a lot more than the recorded number
of games won would indicate.
RUGBY-The McKechnie Team
(Continued from Page 99)
Vancouver goal and scored just over the line. The "Rep." team successfully intercepted the kick in their charge. Twice Vancouver nearly scored.
Both times Lou Hunter made a very fine run, on one occasion actually
touching down, after dodging three men, only to be called back for going
into touch at the beginning of his sprint. Fortune smiled on the college
men in these cases, and after their play in the first half it would have been
hard indeed had it been otherwise.
As the first really open game in the season's series, the match provided
the onlookers with a fine example of three-quarter play. This was particularly true in the first half, when the rugby was of a very high level indeed,
and extremely pretty to watch.
Of the forwards, Gunning did especially well, while Ternan and Purdy
played a great game behind the scrum.
And so the McKechnie Cup will remain at the University for another
year, and with it the Cooper-Keith trophy for the Pacific Coast championship. Unquestionably the Varsity team has been stronger than last year,
but Vancouver has shown an even greater advance over their previous form,
making the college win the more creditable and gratifying.
Much of the credit for the year's success is due to the untiring efforts
of the trainer, Lome Morgan, the coaches, McLachlan and Scott, and the
captain, "Gee" Ternan.
The executive for the year consisted of: President, Bill McKee; Vice-
President, Cleeve Hooper;   Secretary-Treasurer, Heber Jones.
LAST YEAR the experiment in Varsity rugby circles was the entering
of the Senior team in the series for the McKechnie Cup. This year
-^ the experiment has been the formation of a Freshman team to compete
in the Intermediate City League. The Third and Frosh teams are thus of
the same standard and both serve as sources from which players for the
two senior teams are drawn.
While the results of the experiment have not been as spectacular this
year as last, they have been very satisfactory, and the development of new
material, the prime object of the step, has been quite up to expectations.
It was feared that the formation of the Frosh team would materially
weaken the Third team, but this fear has proved unfounded; for the team
has played much better rugby this year than last. It is true that they did
not win the League, but they came so close to it that there was little to
choose between Varsity and the winners, and the issue was in doubt until
the last game. Much of the credit for the success of the team goes to
Captain Lloyd Edgett for his consistent playing and able handling of the
team. While bouquets are being handed out it would not be fitting to pass
over "Tug" Hardie, whose fine work in the forward pack has been very
The Freshman team has not proved quite as strong a team, but the
Freshmen need make no apologies for their performance during the season.
Under the leadership of "Eddie" Darts, they have played well together and
have caused their opponents many anxious moments. By Christmas they
had developed into an evenly working team and were looked upon as the
dangerous class in the inter-class rugby. Unfortunately for Arts '26 there
came the usual Christmas exodus, in which many of the rugby team took
part.    Hence the result of the Arts '26-Science '26 game.
Those playing for the Freshmen during the year were: Choate, Sparks,
Hunter, Luyat, Parker, Hill, Darts, McKenzie, Gustofsen, Donaher, Lange,
Rowan, Stewart, Gordon, Pottinger, Gyles, Barr, Woodworth, Gross, Logan.
On the showing it has made this year, it is safe to predict that the
Frosh team has come to stay, and to form a very necessary part of the
Varsity Rugby Club.
"Presentation" was an unusually interesting function this year—and
an unusually long function, too! Varsity received three new cups—the
Mainland Cup, the Chris. Spencer Cup, and the Arts '25 Relay Cup. The
trophies were, in the words of most of the speakers, "handed over to the
University for safe-keeping."
[ PAGE   ONE  HUNDRED   AND   ONE ] C. Tolman
T. Gibbs T. Taylor
A. Jure
G. Lewis
Third Rugby Team
A. Hunter
B. B. Brock
G. Hislop
L. Edgett (Captain)
G. Doidge
D. Hardie
L. Bickle
M. Dickson
J. McPherson C*Mt**
[ PAGE   ONE  HUNDRED   AND   THREE 1 First Soccer Team
Prof. Lloyd        J. M. Wolverton (President)       J. Lundie W. Philips H. Mosher S. R. Say
L. Buckley Dr. Davidson R. K. Cameron        L. G. Baker (Captain) R. Jackson
E. Crute
G. Cant
F. Sparks
W.. Dean
R. W. Parker (Manager)
J. Wilkinson Soccer
THAT A TEAM, last year in the Second Division, has qualified for
the final match for the trophy which is emblematic of the championship of the Lower Mainland, speaks well for the enthusiasm and
football ability of the members of the Varsity Soccer Club. This in itself
is an achievement of which the College can well be proud, since this is the
first time that a team in its first year in First Division company has ever
reached the final play-off for this cup.
In the first game of the season the team proved that no mistake had
been made in moving it up from the Second Division standing to a place
among the senior teams of the province. This game was played against
St. Andrew's, last year's champions, and Varsity, much to the surprise of
competent critics, showed their mettle by beating the Scotsmen at their
own game to the tune of three to one. Since that time they have twice met
the same team and emerged with one defeat and one victory.
So far Varsity has met the Veterans, at present the league leaders, only
once, and after holding them scoreless for the greater part of the match,
finally emerged with a two-all draw. Province, Cedar Cottage, Sapperton,
Callies, Kitsilano and New Westminster have all been met and defeated,
while Varsity has so far met with only one reverse.
The most thrilling game of the season was witnessed at Athletic Park
when Varsity played St. Andrew's in the semi-finals for the Mainland Cup.
A team composed very largely of less experienced players, which, opposed
to the finest exponents of club football in the city, can go out on an icy field
and beat their football superiors by sheer grit and determination, is worthy
of the highest commendation.
In football form the teams were fairly well matched. But McLeod,
Cameron and Lundie are opportunists; fast and tricky, they never gave up.
Aggressiveness is their middle name and it was that quality which gave
them the win. Johnny McLeod's goal came first and was beautifully taken;
he passed the opposing defenders, tore straight for the goal and, with a
driving shot, gave the custodian no chance to save.
The Saints then equalized and from that time on it was nip and tuck.
Mosher, tending the nets for Varsity, never played a finer game; he stopped
hard shots and teasers with surprising ease and his performance proved
that he can pull down a flying ball more gracefully than any goalkeeper in
the city.
Crute and Baker played their usual sterling game, and proved a heartbreaking problem for the opposing forwards. Phillips, Say and Cant
rank among the best half-backs in the city. Phillips especially has no
peer amongst the centres in the whole province, being equal at any time
to such men as Roberts and Kenny, whose names are well known to soccer
fans. The forward line, composed of Cameron, McLeod, Lundie, Jackson
and Buckley, worked the ball up into the opposing territory with speed
and accuracy, being, however, hampered by the icy condition of the field.
Varsity's success in maintaining a leading position and reaching the
finals in the Mainland Cup is not a matter of fortune. The team has had
only 13 goals scored against it this season, but has scored 33 goals against
its opponents. In the Mainland Cup games Varsity has gained 12 goals
and their opponents 2. These figures show that the College team has a
penetrative forward line, while the back division enjoys the record of
having fewer goals scored against it than any other team in the league.
That the worth of the team has been • appreciated by the followers of
athletics in the University is shown by the fact that soccer has been made
a. major sport, thus giving the game a great boost. The members of the
team now feel confident that their fellow-students are behind them in their
efforts to have Varsity take a premier position in soccer, as in other sports.
The game, as a major sport, also entitles the players to large block letters,
which reward they have surely earned.
Mention must be made of those members of the Club who do not
appear on the field, but without whose efforts the Club would be sadly at
a loss. Two members of the Faculty who have devoted much time and
thought to the game are Dr. Davidson and Prof. Lloyd. The former, as
Honorary President, has displayed the same interest and enthusiasm that
earned him Dominion-wide recognition and resulted in his being elected
President of the B. C. Amateur Athletic Union. Professor Lloyd, as coach,
has earned himself many friends, and the success of the team is in no small
measure due to his keen appreciation of the fine points of play which go to
make football the interesting game that it is. Upon occasion he has stepped
into the breach and has played an able game himself.
To Ray Parker, who has acted as manager, great praise is due. The
football fraternity of Vancouver have recognized his worth by electing him
Assistant Secretary of the Vancouver and District League. His ability and
willingness are recognized as two of his best qualities, and his departure,
owing to graduation, will be a loss to the Club.
Another loyal supporter of the team who has worked hard and given
much for the success of the Club is Jasper Wolverton, who is the President
this year. Although prevented from playing because of a weakened knee,
he has, nevertheless, maintained great interest in the fortunes of his former
mates and can be seen at every game ready to advise and encourage the boys.
Phil Stroyan has also proved a consistent supporter of the team and
has added money to the coffers of the Club by passing the hat when
necessary.    The job of Secretary-Treasurer is never at any time an easy
[ PAGE   ONE  HUNDRED   AND   FIVE ] one, but Stroyan has filled it to perfection, and his successor will do well
to equal him.
The last man, but by no means the least, is Fred Sparks, who, as
trainer, has always been on hand to help the boys when they had any injuries
to be attended to. This job has very little glory attached to it, and often
the man filling it is forgotten altogether by the spectators; but the members
of the team will always remember the fellow who was ever ready with the
liniment and bandages when they were most urgently required.
With such men to help them the team has been indeed fortunate, and
feel that their interest has contributed in no small way to its proficiency
and attainments.
While such stars as Say, Cameron, Crute and McLeod will not be
with us next year and their absence will be greatly felt, the remaining
members will be able to give a good account of themselves, and there is
every reason to believe that we will find the Soccer Club again in the cup
After the rise of last year's team to the First Division it was found that
sufficient men were available to enter a team in the Third Division.    This
team, while not as successful as its more experienced predecessor, has
played a consistent brand of football. Ill-luck, however, has dogged the
footsteps of several members of the team; among the more seriously injured
is Eric Quainton, who suffered a fractured leg early in the season. Another
handicap under which the team labored was that of having some of their
best players transferred to the first team. In spite of such drawbacks and
a woeful lack of support by Varsity rooters, they have maintained a middle
position in the Third Division and have an excellent chance of winning the
Brunswick Cup, emblematic of the cup championship of that division.
To the men who compose this team and their manager, A. E. Mercer,
who has shown unflagging interest in his work, great credit is due, for it is
only through the enthusiasm of the men themselves and their desire to
provide the nucleus of a new team for next year that this team has met
with success. The players have also been ably assisted by their trainer,
C. Wilson. It is to be hoped, when these players are performing next year,
that their efforts will be rewarded by more hearty support than ever before.
St. Patrick's Day, 1923, marked the beginning of a new era in
soccer history. On that day Varsity, the youngest team in the First
Division,   won   the   Mainland   Challenge   Cup   against   the   class   of   all
(Continued on Page 113)
Familiar Figures
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: On the left we have a leader of men;
on the right we have not only a leader of men, but a leader of men
-J and women. These two one-legged he-men need no further introduction, but we will endeavor to rake up, for your edification, some of their
deep, dark, and dismal doings of departed days.
He under the auburn thatch first came to our halls of learning with
the class of '23, but finding them altogether too highbrow, he forsook them
for the more elevating pastime of chasing the birds at Camp Borden. Feeling
that, after all, we could not do without him, he rejoined us and was received
into the folds of Arts '25, who elected him as their President. Once started
on his soaring flight, it was but a short time before he was elected to the
position of Yell Leader. Here he has done admirable work, ably assisted
by one Kenneth Schell.
He of the golden locks, deciding to beat his sword into a ploughshare,
honored the class of Ag. '23 with his company. At the outset he decided to
renunciate wine and women entirely, and give his undivided attention to
song. That he has been successful in the latter, no one can doubt. He has
also been of great service to his faculty as a member of the stock-judging
team, who help the farmers of Oregon in the annual segregation of their
cows from a flock of roosters.
[ PAGE   ONE   HUNDRED   AND    SIX ] P. Curtis
A. E. Mercer (Manager)
Second Soccer Team
E. Taylor E. Hope C. Wilson (Trainer)       R. Davidson
G. Ledingham F. Newcombe L. Murphy
L. Giovando H. R. Cant (Captain)
A. Woodhouse
P. Demidoff
R. Stibbs
G. Corfield
C. Gibbard Senior Basketball Team
R. Currie
E. Basset K. Carlisle
Buchanan C. Mathers (Coach)
G. Lewis  (Captain)
L. Bickell
F. Penwell
Senior "A" Basketball
THIS YEAR Varsity again entered the Senior "A" Division of the
Vancouver and District League, and although not doing as well as last
year, lost the majority of the games only by very small margins. The
team was greatly handicapped in not having a coach during the greater part
of the season. Cliffe Mathers was obliged to relinquish the position owing
to pressure of other duties, and it was found impossible to secure another
man for the position. At the time of going to press, Varsity is holding
down the cellar position, but with two games still on the schedule, has a
good chance of pulling into third place.
Cliffe Mathers organized and coached the team at the beginning of
the season. Les Bickell, as President, worked unsparingly in the interests
of the team, and has proved to be one of the best presidents the club has
ever had.    Ed. Bassett ably filled the position of Secretary.
As to the personnel of the team: Les Bickell, last year's captain,
turned out and played a strong game at forward all year, and at present he
ranks second in the league in the number of points scored. Penwill, of last
year's Senior "B" squad, held down the other forward position in good
fashion in the majority of the games, and also played one or two games
at centre. He netted a goodly number of baskets throughout the season.
Ed. Bassett, also of last year's Senior "B" squad, played in the forward
position also, and turned in some nice games. "Dad" Hartley, last year
with Victoria College, played the games before Christmas at centre, and
although light, worked like a Trojan, and was a good combination man.
Unfortunately, he left college at Christmas. Kenny Carlisle played centre
after Christmas. Kenny was a tower of strength, working in well with
the combination and breaking up many plays of the opposing team.
Al. Buchanan was able to play only one or two games, but in these games
he showed his old-time form. Roy Currie, who played last year with the
champion Duke of Connaught High School team of New Westminster,
turned out at the first of the season and played at guard. He played a
strong game, both in the breaking up of plays and in combination. In
Varsity's last game with the champion Y.M.C.A. team he held "Dode" Tuck,
veteran basketballer, scoreless. Gord Lewis, captain, and a member of last
year's team, played the other guard position. He twisted his ankle in a
game with the "Y," however, and could not finish the season.
During the Christmas holidays the team- travelled to Ladysmith, and
lost to the miners by 6 points. On Wednesday night they travelled to
Duncan, and after a hard and closely fought game, lost out, 26-24. After
the game the players were entertained at supper and a dance. On Friday
night in Victoria the team revenged last year's defeat by winning from the
First Presbyterians, champions of Victoria.
Next year, with the help of some promising men from the Intermediates, notably Heiley Arkley, McKenzie and Boomer, Varsity hopes
to come out on top.
[ PAGE   ONE   HUNDRED   AND   EIGHT ] Intermediate llA" Basketball
AFTER losing two out of the  first three   games   played, the   Inter-
/\    mediate "A" team settled down to business and won their last eight
1    \- games, and ended the season tied with St. Mark's for second place.
They also had the distinction of being the only team to defeat the New
Westminster Adanacs, who won the League.
In the game with Victoria College during the "annual invasion,"
Varsity emerged victorious by a score of 31-12. In the return game, showing
a reversal of form, Victoria College won out by a score of 26-24 after a
very close and exciting game. Heiley Arkley was unable to play on account
.of a poisoned elbow, and his absence on the forward line was keenly felt
by the "rest of the team.
Three members of last year's team were again with us—Stan. Arkley,
Jim Gill, and Harold Henderson. All these players showed a big improvement over last year's form, especially Stan. Arkley in his shooting, and
Harold Henderson in his back-checking. The remaining members of the
team were Harry Fulton, Don MacKay, Percy Choate, E. Paulson, Geo.
Challenger, and Heiley Arkley, captain. The Arkley brothers combined
well on the forward line and were responsible for the majority of the
baskets. Henderson, at centre, consistently outjumped his opponents and
thus started many a play that resulted in a basket. Choate and Paulson,
who played guard alternately with MacKay until Christmas, were forced
to leave us, and their places were filled by Jim Gill, Harry Fulton and
Geo. Challenger. In fact, it was difficult to pick out the best two guards
from MacKay, Gill and Fulton. The team as a whole was very well
balanced, and had they got away to a good start would undoubtedly have
cleaned up the Intermediate City League.
Intermediate "B" Basketball
VARSITY entered two intermediate basketball teams in the Vancouver
and District League last fall, one in the Intermediate "A" and one
Intermediate "B."   As no other teams entered the Intermediate "B"
division, both Varsity teams played Intermediate "A."
Contrary to expectations, the "B" team won seven out of twelve games,
and set a new scoring record for the city when they defeated the Bank of
Commerce 98-7. On the annual Victoria trip the "B" team emerged victors
over Victoria High by a score of 47-25.
The team will play off with the winners of the Sunday School League,
and if victorious will meet the fast-stepping Kamloops quintette for the
provincial championship.
Evan Harvie, captain and centre of the team, played a steady game
throughout the season and usually had good control of the play at centre.
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Intermediate "A" Basketball
0. Gill H. Henderson H. Fulton
G. Challenger H. Arkley (Captain)
D. Mackay
S. Arkley vw>
Intermediate "B" Basketball
D. Mackenzie
A. Grauer
W. Boomer
A. Harvey (Captain)
A. Gross
B. Porter
THE final tournament on Thursday evening, March 15th, wound up a
very satisfactory, though in some respects disappointing, year for
the Varsity Boxing Club. As we expected, the club's second year
has been marked by a steady growth in membership, as well as a decided
improvement in the style of boxing. It is, indeed, reaping the benefits of
last year's work; it is better known among the students, it has claimed a
regular place among Varsity sports, and, in recognition of this, points have
been allowed for it towards the Governors' Cup.
The natural success which attends any club interested in a keen,
vigorous sport has, in this case, been heightened by the good work of the
executive, President Lipsey, Vice-President Louden, and Secretary
Maclachlan. Its members are all star boxers, and two of them are old
office-holders, so that the club boasts the ideal combination of abilitv and
experience. We feel, though, that their work, good as it has been, "would
have been more effective if it had not been for the clause on the students'
statutes which prohibits all professional coaches. In boxing, as in swimming, this creates a very real obstacle.
In spite of this, however, the club has been very active, and only the
most unexpected of mishaps have kept this from being a signal vear. The
first disappointment was the cancellation of the proposed trip to Victoria
at Christmas time. This had been keenly looked forward to and definitely
decided on, when, at the last minute, three of our team were disqualified
through accident and sickness. The second disappointment was at the final
tournament, when sickness caused McLane's absence and a sprained wrist
spoiled "Pug" Greggor for boxing.
As luck would have it, these men were both in the higher weights and
so the tournament lacked two good bouts. This was compensated for,
however, by the splendid work of Cameron and Morris in four fast and
furious rounds of real "hot stuff." After this came the light-heavies' battle,
probably the feature of the evening. Gunning and Hislop were both in
top form and gave a splendid exhibition of boxing. The champions of the
different weights are: Under 125 pounds, Ellis, Arts '23; under 135
pounds, Demidoff, Sc. '25; under 145 pounds, Cameron, Sc. '23; under 155
pounds, Davison, Sc. '25; under 165 pounds, Hislop, Arts '24; over 165-
pounds, Rae, Sc. '23.
[ PAGE   ONE  HUNDRED   AND   TEN ] The Varsity Rowing Club
0     E
IT CAN be justly said that rowing as a sport is now firmly established
in the University. The membership of the University Rowing Club
this year is 22, an increase of 300 per cent, on last year's membership,
and the activities of the club this year have been characterised by a very
high degree of enthusiasm. Being still more or less in the pioneer stage.,
the club has had many difficulties to contend with. Chief among these
is the lack of equipment. Rowing requires more costly equipment than
any other sport. The University Rowing Club, of course, possesses no
equipment of its own as yet, and the work of the club will be seriously
hampered so long as this state of affairs persists. This year, however,
the existence of the club has been made possible by the extremely generous
assistance of the Vancouver Rowing Club, who have allowed us the use
of their equipment at $10 per member. The rowing men in the University
appreciate very greatly the extremely sportsmanlike attitude of the
Vancouver Rowing Club in their unselfish desire to help establish this
sport at the University. But this sort of material assistance cannot be
expected to continue for ever, and the Varsity rowing men are greatly
concerned with the problem of acquiring equipment and accommodation of
their own.
The club sent two crews—a senior and a novice four—to Victoria at
the New Year. Both crews were beaten, but they did very good work,
and it is hoped that the club crews will achieve greater success next year,
when there will be more material to choose from. Messrs. Hossie, Sweeney,
and Greville Jones devoted much time to coaching the two crews.
The first inter-class regatta was held at the V. R. C. on Saturday,
February 17th. The event was very well attended and proved a complete
success, being followed by a tea-dance. The regatta consisted of three
events: inter-class fours, pair-oared boats, and sculling singles. Crews
were entered by each of the Science classes, by the Faculty of Agriculture,
and by Arts '25 and '26. The navigation of the pair-oared boats was in
the hands of lady coxswains, who displayed considerable skill and daring
at the job. The inter-class fours was won by Science '25, the pair-oared
event by Science '24 with Miss Groves cox, and the sculling singles by
C. Barton, of Science '26. It is to be hoped that these interclass rowing
events will next year be included in the Governors' Cup series. Interest
in rowing is developing so rapidly at the University that the executive will
soon be faced with the unpleasant necessity of limiting membership unless
some equipment can be secured.
W. Smitheringale      W. A. Bain      W. 0. Banfield      C. Jones
W. Ure
J. Oliver
H. A. Pearce
C. Barton
G. Lipsey
G. Newmarsh     J. M. Wolverton (Coach)     J. C. McCutcheon     S. Morgan
J. McKinnon J. McPherson (Captain) P. H. Demidoff
The Ice Hockey Team
ALTHOUGH it seemed un-
/ \ likely at the beginning
-t a. of the year that Varsity
would be able to muster a hockey
team, one was finally entered in
the Intermediate League. Great
credit is due to them, however, in
spite of what might at first appear
to be a poor showing. Hampered
by lack of practice, by continual
changes in the line-up, and by
rather lukewarm support, they
failed to strike a winning stride.
Out of the six scheduled games Varsity lost four, and in the play-off for
the Intermediate championship were beaten by their old rivals, the Bluebirds.
The   score,   14-4,  gives  a   fair  indication  of  the  play,  which   was   loose
and ragged.
In the  intercollegiate games Varsity showed up  much better.     The
first game was played in Seattle, where the team was well entertained by
the University of Washington.    Playing on strange ice, under strange rules,
they defeated their heavier opponents, 4-1.    Two weeks later the "Huskies"
obtained revenge by winning from Varsity on our own ice by a score of
3 to 1.    In this series both teams injected more team-work into their play
than had been displayed on previous  occasions,  and won by  the
odd   goal   in    nine.    McPherson
has captained the team very ably
this year, while McCutcheon has
represented  them   on   the   Men's
Athletic executive.
It is hoped that next year, with
better  opportunities   for practice
and more consistent support from
the   student   body,   Varsity   will
approach   more   nearly  the   high
standards   set  by  the   team   two
years   ago,  and   win   the  league.
0. Tiffin
F. Penwell
The University Men's Swimming Club
THE SESSION of 1922-23 has seen decided advances in the Men's
Swimming Club, under the guidance of a competent executive, composed of O. Gill, President; F. Penwell, Vice-President; and 0. Tiffin,
Secretary-Treasurer. Norman Cox, one of America's foremost swimming
authorities, was early secured as coach, and every Friday evening at
Chalmers Church tank has attempted to show us how the more scientific
strokes should be done.
This year has been a very busy one for us. We have, up to date,
engaged in three meets, with a fourth scheduled for a little later. On the
annual Varsity trip to Victoria we met a serious reversal at the hands of
the Y. M. C. A., owjng to the fact that several of our swimmers were unable
to make the trip and the unfortunate accident sustained by Frank Penwell,
our star diver. However, Archie McVittie, Oakley Tiffin, Cyril Jones,
E. Chapman, and Gordon Lewis swam their best, Cyril Jones distinguishing
himself by winning both his events, the back-stroke and breast-stroke. At
the beginning of February many close races were witnessed in the inter-class
meet, Arts '25  finally   emerging   victorious   by   a   narrow   margin   over
Science '23; Arts '26 came third, with Agriculture fourth. On February
16th we met the old boys of the V. A. S. C. in a friendly meet, and were
successful in defeating them in nearly every event. On this occasion Varsity-
was represented by O. Gill, A. Stewardson, E. Chapman, F. Newcombe
and B. MacDonald. On February 28th, in conjunction with the Women's
Swimming Club, we came up against stiffer opposition in the scholastic
division of the V. A. S. C. The college team, composed of F. Penwell,
A. Stewardson, B. MacDonald, C. Jones and A. McVittie, outdistanced
their opponents in the majority of the events.
We are much encouraged by the progress our club has made during
the last session. The fact that we have three times been challenged by the
V. A. S. C. shows that they recognize in us a club of no mean ability, and
that we may expect great things of this club in the future.
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the older teams. It was only in 1919 soccer saw its birth in U. B. C. sport.
Ed. Crute, Bobby Jackson, and Jock Lundie lived to play and see their
fatherly efforts triumph. Scotty Rushbury and Jap Wolverton, former
stars, who were incapacitated in action, saw their dreams come true as they
sat in the grandstand.
The determination, grit, dash, and endurance told, and Jock Lundie,
"playing it snappy, gang," put a wonderful cross of Rex Cameron's into
the net for the winning and only goal of the day.
It was a fair contest on a perfect pitch on a perfect day, and both
teams were at full strength. On points the Vets, had 15 shots on goal,
against 13 by Varsity, and Mosher in goal for Varsity was master of the
situation at all times. He used excellent judgment and timed his every
effort perfectly, so that his work ranked with that of the best professionals.
The defence in front of Mosher was superb. That "super-terrier," Phillips,
surpassed himself in blocking attacks and in back-checking, thereby
stamping himself as one of the best centre-halves in this part of the country.
Crute and Baker were a magnificent defence, and broke up attack after
attack. Stan Say was the same steady, reliable half, upsetting rush after
rush on his side with apparent ease. George Cant on the right played a
heady game, that was effective against the best left-wing forwards in the
First Division.
Rex Cameron scintillated on the right wing. One of the best halves
who was against him admitted he could do nothing with him. Rex crossed
some beautiful floaters that were all dangerous, as Jock connected with one
of them, which won the game.
On the two inside positions in the forward line were Johnny Mac and
Bobby Jackson. Both back-checked most effectively and were equally
valuable on the offensive. Gee Ternan, after finding his stride in the first
half, played an effective game on left wing.
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DUE largely to the energetic executive, of which Ernest Hope is
President, 1922-23 has been a big year for track at U. B. C. For
the first time in its history, this college took part in outside competition. The annual Dunlop five-mile road race took place on New Year's
Day, and the blue and gold were well represented in this gruelling distance
event by Doug. Rae, Sc. '23; Les. Buckley, Agric. '25; Carl Barton, Sc. '26;
and Peter Demidoff, Sc. '25. Carl Barton especially distinguished himself
and made a very favorable impression on Vancouver track enthusiasts.
Varsity's runners put up a good exhibition, but were just nosed out by the
Vancouver Elks.
January 6th at Victoria was the next track event, being a three-mile
relay with the J. B. A. A. Our fellows, Rae, Buckley, and Demidoff, had
things pretty much their own way, as the J. B. A. A. fielded a weak team.
For the second year in succession the Aggies won the Arts '20 relay
trophy in the annual eight-mile run from the Point to the present site.
It was without doubt the fastest race run yet, but will not count as a record.
Arts '25 put up a splendid battle for second place, but lost by a hair's
breadth to Sc. '23. Arkley, of Arts '25, and Barton, of Sc. '26, ran
a great race in the second lap. The names of the winning team in order
of running are: A. Blair, G. Luyatt, H. Russell, F. Vercher, H. Fulton,
E. Hope, C. Barry, and L. Buckley.
The fourth annual track meet took place on March 21st and was by
far the best meet yet. Faster times were made and a great many of the old
records went by the boards. In the fifteen track events ten new records
were made and one tied. Agriculture won the Faculty Cup with a total of
24 points to their credit. Arts '24, who held the cup for the last two years,
ran the farmers a close second, having 20 points to their credit. Science '25
won the Governors' Cup from Sc. '23 by one point, the standing of the
two years being 16-15.
Hughie Russell, of Agric. '24, won the Pentathlon, being one point
ahead of Mathers, of Sc. '23, and Buckley, of Agric. '25, who tied for second
place. Hughie demonstrated his ability as a track man in the Pentathlon
events, which were run previous to the track meet, by coming third in
the shot put, second in the broad jump, first in the 220 yards, third in the
mile, and won his optional event, the high jump, which was held on track
meet day. Cliffe Mathers tied with Russell in the four compulsory events
of the Pentathlon, but lost his optional event, the discus. Buckley proved
himself a good distance man by winning the Pentathlon mile and also his
optional event, the half-mile, together with the three-mile. Doug. Rae came
fourth in the all-round championship.
Garrett Livingstone, Arts '24, the crack sprinter of Varsity and holder
of four sprint records, came back to his old form and won first place in the
hurdles, 100 yards, and 220 yards. "Livy" lowered his 220 record by a
fifth of a second, tied his hundred-yard mark, and would have broken the
hurdle record only he had the misfortune to tip one of the hurdles, so that
despite the fact that his time was two-fifths better, the old record stands.
The other records to go under were the discus, pole vault, hop, step and
jump, high jump, 220 yards, half-mile, mile, three miles, the sprint relay,
and the javelin, because it is a new event.
Les. Buckley, of Agric. '25, broke two of his records in the distance
races, by running the half-mile in 2 minutes 8 and 2/5 seconds, after a
neck-and-neck run with Arkley and Gyles. Buckley also took half a minute
off his three-mile record of last year, running it in 17 minutes 3 and 2 5
seconds. Barton made the mile in 4 minutes 55 seconds, thereby taking
eleven seconds off last year's time. But the best record of the entire meet
was made by Hughie Russell, of Agric. '24, who reached 5 feet 9.4 inches in
the high jump.    U. B. C. may well be proud of this record, as it breaks the
(Continued on Page 128)
[ PAGE  ONE HUNDRED  AND   FOURTEEN ] [ PAGE   ONE  HUNDRED   AND   FIFTEEN ] THE SESSION of 1922-23 has been a remarkable one for our college
in many respects, not least of which is women's athletics;   for under
the guiding hand of an active and able executive, all branches  of
sport have flourished to an unusual degree.
Basketball has, as hitherto, gained an enviable prominence for itself
through many victories and few defeats. Swimming has attracted a large
number of girls and has revealed some extremely good talent among not
a few of them. Badminton, once a sub-minor sport, has had an active year
and risen almost to the rank of a major. Running has come into its own,
if interest in and rigor of training for the annual relay race may be regarded
as any indication. Grass-hockey and ice-hockey alone have not measured
up to their activity in former years—the one because of an unusually long
and hard winter, the other because of the impossibility of procuring the use
of the Arena for practice.
The Spencer Cup, presented this year by Mr. Chris. Spencer for interclass competition in women's athletics, has been an invaluable boon towards
the bettering of both class spirit and physical prowess among the women
students of the University. In basketball, swimming, badminton, and
running the competition has been keen and remarkably close; the efforts
have all been worthy of the handsome trophy.
THE basketball season has been one of accomplishment by and enjoyment to the Varsity team. The interest shown in this branch of
women's athletics has been a great help to the team. Inter-class
games, which were started this year, have done much to forward this sport,
both by giving greater opportunity to the players and by letting the college
know what the women can do. By this means it is hoped to train new
players to take the place of those graduating. In these games Arts '24
holds first place, Arts '25 second, and Arts '23 third.
We have every right to be proud of our senior team. Already they
have won the Vancouver District League and now stand an excellent chance
for the British Columbia Championship. They have played in fine shape
throughout the season and well deserve the prize for which they are working.
The team has been ably captained by Miss Helen Tatlow, and a great
deal of credit is due her for the untiring efforts she has put forth to bring
Varsity out on top. Helen has played forward with such vim and is so
sure a point-getter that she is the despair of all her opponents.
Isobel Russel, our other forward, is—well, she's just Isobel. Varsity
has much to be thankful for in her steady playing. She is always there
when wanted.
Gladys Weld plays centre and rarely fails to get the ball on the jump.
Because of her good shooting and fine combination she has filled the position
to the best advantage.
Doris Lee has played a strong game and is a hard worker, seldom
allowing her opponent to score.
Isabel MacKinnon's coolness of play and spectacular baskets have
gained her a wide reputation.
Eloise Angell plays spare, and though she has not been able to play
many games this season, we must admit that she has helped us out of many
a tight place.
[ PAGE  ONE HUNDRED  AND   SIXTEEN ] The Women's  Swimming Club
THE past session has indeed been a prosperous one for the Women's
Swimming Club. From the minor sport that swimming once was,
it has risen to be one of the most popular forms of women's athletics.
Under Mr. Norman Cox's instruction, not only has a team been trained
that, in sprints, distance, breast-stroke, diving and plunging, makes no mean
showing beside the best swimmers in the city, but also some forty-odd
beginners have been started on the royal road to scientific swimming.
We have participated in four meets this year, the first of which was
against the Victoria Amateur Swimming Club, on the occasion of the annual
Varsity trip to the Island. In this meet the Varsity ladies won by a score
of 23 to 18.
The swimming meet in the inter-class sports roused enthusiasm in every
class, as was evidenced by the almost overwhelming turnout of supporters
and the keenness of the competition between the different teams. After
some close races Arts '23 won with a total score of 13 points.
The meet with the public schools on March 21 brought to light some
talent among our lady swimmers that should, in the near future, credit
our University with at least one more champion. By a stroke of bad luck,
however, we lost the meet by one point, the score being 40-41.
Last year saw the Women's Swimming Club emerge from obscurity.
This year has established it as one of the major branches of the Women's
Athletic Association.    Next year we will be  .
Girls' Basketball Team
Gladys Weld Isabel MacKinnon
Dons Lee Isobel Russel
Helen Tatlow  (Captain)
Isobel Russel
H. Cantelon
Jessie Caspell
Helen Matthews
Sylvia Thrupp
Marie Chapin
The Badminton Club
OF THE MANY young and enthusiastic clubs at Varsity there are
few indeed that have grown at such a rate as the Badminton Club.
The membership of the Club this year has grown by leaps and bounds
and a great deal of real enthusiasm has been shown by the club's supporters.
Monday night has usually found the King Edward courts filled, and the
play has been of a fairly high order.
Many tournaments were arranged by the executive of the club during
the session, and Varsity has competed against the Fairview Badminton Club
and against the Juniors of the Garrison Club. The tournaments against
the Fairview Club were very even, and much spirited play was seen. The
first one resulted in a draw, while the second went to Fairview by a small
margin. Those taking part in the tournaments were: Isobel Russel, Gladys
Weld, Helen Tatlow, Harriet Haines, Esther King, Marion Keenleyside,
Jessie Caspell, Elsie Davidson, Beecher Weld, Harold Cantelon, Bill Argue,
Ron Davidson, and O. Woodman.
(Continued on Page 123)
Women's Gymnasium Club
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THE Women's Gymnasium Club is an association of physical-
culturists. A score of members meet regularly every week in
Chalmers Church gymnasium, where, under the guidance of Miss
Goddard, they devote themselves to the art of keeping fit. This involves
strenuous but graceful leaping and running. Lively strains of music inspire
the performance of every possible kind of exercise. Certain members reveal
extraordinary powers of contortion, joining heads and heels in any desired
direction or attitude. Their flourishing condition proves the benefit of such
habits. The club is earnestly looking forward to the day when it will be
able to use a Varsity gymnasium and to expand its activities. During this
session the club has had as its executive Helen Matthews, President; Marie
Chapin, Vice-President;   Sylvia Thrupp, Treasurer.
The Tennis Tournaments
THAT TENNIS is indeed growing in popularity among University
students may easily be seen by the number of entrants in this year's
tournament, which more than doubled last year's, and by the keen
interest with which a large number of students watched the matches.
The Club was again able to secure the use of the King Edward High
School courts for the summer months. Through the courtesy of the Laurel
Tennis Club, we were granted the use of their courts for the tournament,
which proved a great success, more enthusiasm being shown than hitherto,
and the standard of play being decidedly better. The results were as
In the men's singles, L. Baker, Arts '25, defeated T. Turnbull, Sc. '26,
6-1, 6-0, thereby retaining the championship.
Miss Helen Tatlow, Arts '25, defeated Miss Helen Kloepfer, Arts '23,
7-5, in the ladies' singles.
L. Baker, Arts '25, and R. Munro, Arts '22, retained the championship
of the men's doubles by defeating T. Turnbull, Sc. '26, and D. Hincks,
Sc. '25, 1-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 11-9.
Miss H. Tatlow, Arts '25, and Miss H. Kloepfer, Arts '23, won the
ladies' doubles from Miss G. Weld, Arts '23, and Miss M. Rowan, Arts '25,
6-0, 6-1.
In the mixed doubles, Miss H. Kloepfer, Arts '23, and L. Baker,
Arts '25, defeated Miss H. Tatlow, Arts '25, and D. Hincks, Sc. '25,
3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Dr. Boggs donated a cup for the ladies' singles and the Tennis Club
gave two cups for the ladies' doubles. The presentation of the cups won
by the champions was made at an Alma Mater meeting on October 20,
Dr. Boggs officiating.
The Tennis Club is trying to arrange inter-collegiate tournaments. The
University of Washington has already been approached on this matter and
it is hoped that a team consisting of four men and two women will be sent
there in the spring to compete.
===== Intermediate "B" Basketball =
(Continued from Page 109)
"Don" MacKenzie and "Aub" Gross held down the forward positions on the
team. The former was undoubtedly the best forward in the "A" division
and gathered over one hundred and fifty points in nine games. As "Mac's"
ankle was sprained while playing for the Senior "A" quintette, the team
was badly crippled for the rest of the season.
"Aub" Gross played a good combination game and by his long shooting
was constantly dangerous.
"Bill" Boomer and "Dal" Grauer formed a stonewall defence. "Bill"
played a strong defensive game, while Grauer was very effective as running
guard.    Basil Porter ably filled the role of substitute.
Helen Kloepfer L. Baker
Dr. Boggs (Hon. President)
Helen Tatlow
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[ PAGE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ] Women's Grass Hockey
THIS YEAR has been a rather unsuccessful one for the women
hockeyists of the University. Owing to lack of grounds, the Women's
Grass Hockey Club was denied regular weekly practice and was
forced to rely upon obtaining practice by games with the local high schools.
Adverse weather conditions lowered the number of these games. Thus it
was that the women felt it inadvisable to field a team at the time of the
invasion of Victoria by Varsity, nor did they challenge the Victoria ladies
at any time this year.
The women are looking forward, however, to a better season next year,
when they intend to obtain grounds at an early date, to find a suitable
coach, and to show the Victoria ladies that Varsity knows at least a little
about the game of grass hockey.
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(Continued from Page 118)
The Victoria invasion carried with it its quota of badminton experts,
and Varsity quite easily managed to carry off full honors from Victoria's
best. Gladys Weld and Isobel Russel represented Varsity in the women's
doubles, while A. F. Finlay and O. Woodman upheld the blue and gold in
the men's division.
As the Annual goes to press the club is arranging for its first annual
championship matches, and it is probable that cups will be presented to the
winners of the various divisions.
The executive is composed of: Honorary President, Dr. Boggs;
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The Badminton Club also staged a women's interclass competition
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The Track Club
(Continued from Page 114)
Canadian inter-collegiate record and is only half an inch behind Hughie's
own British Columbia record of 5 feet 10 inches.
Arts '25 girls won the inter-class relay event. The Freshettes were in
the lead until one of their team had the misfortune to fall, and the Sophs,
consequently won the relay trophy and the Spencer Cup. Arts '23 were
The winners of the various events were as follows:
1. Hurdles, 120 yards—Livingstone, 18 seconds.
2. Shot put—Ramsell, Sc. '25, 37 feet 3 inches.
3. 100 yards—Livingstone, Arts '24, 10 4/5 seconds (tied record).
4. Discus—Ramsell, Sc. '25, 95 feet 6 1/2 inches  (record).
5. Half-mile—Les. Buckley, Agric, 2 minutes 8 2/5 seconds (record).
6. 220 yards—Livingstone, Arts '24, 24 seconds  (record).
7. High jump—H. Russell, Agric, 5 feet 9.4 inches (record).
8. Javelin—Lazenby, Sc. '25, 132 feet 4 inches  (record).
9. 440 yards—Palmer, Arts '25, 56 4/5 seconds.
10. Pole vault—Demidoff, Sc. '25, 9 feet S inches  (record).
11. Hop, step and jump—Barry, Agric, 37 feet .65 inch (record).
12. 880 yards relay—Agriculture, 1  minute 41  4/5 seconds   (record).
13. Girls' relay—Arts '25.
14. One mile—Barton, Sc. '26, 4 minutes 55 seconds.
15. Broad jump—Hyslop, Arts '24, 18 feet .75 inch.
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