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Page  Four The University of British Columbia
President:   LEONARD S. KLINCK, B.S.A. (Toronto)
M.S.A., D. Sc. (Iowa State College) LI. D. (Western Ontario)
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.
At the request of the Provincial Department of Education, courses in
Education leading to the Academic Certificate are given in the Faculty of
Arts and Science.  These courses are open to University Graduates only.
Dean: Reginald W. Brock, M.A., LL.D. (Queen's), F.R.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 can be obtained on application
to the Secretary of the Extension Committee.
SUMMER SEASON—A six'weeks' course is offered for teachers and others.
Courses are given in the work of the first two years of the Faculty of Arts
and Science. All inquiries should be addressed to the Director of the
Summer Session.
The Regular Session of 1926'27 begins on September 24th.
For Calendar and other information, apply to the Registrar.
Faculty of Arts and Science—
Arts '26     8
Arts Women's Undergraduate Executive 40
Arts Men's Undergraduate Executive  41
Arts  '27   _.. 42
Arts 78   43
Arts   '29     44
Faculty of Applied Science—
Science  '26  45
Science  Undergraduate  Executive  52
Science  '27  53
Science '28  54
Science   '29   .,  55
Nursing  '26   56
Faculty of Agriculture—
Agriculture   16   57
Agriculture  Undergraduate  Executive  62
Agriculture  '27   63
Education '26—   64
Students' Council-
The Classics Club   77
The   Agriculture   Discussion Club     77
The Livestock Club  78
The Players' Club   79
The Musical Society    82
Intercollegiate Debates   84
The Men's   Undergraduate Society  88
Publications Board—    66
Men's Athletics—
The   Rugby   Club   	
The   McKechnie  Cup  Team	
The Miller Cup Team 	
The  Intermediate Rugby Team	
The   Freshman Rugby Team	
The  First Soccer  Team..	
The Second Soccer Team      	
The   Third   Soccer   Team   	
The  Canadian  Rugby Club  	
The  Basketball Club 	
The Senior "A"  Basketball  Team	
The  Senior  "B" Basketball Team	
The  Intermediate "A"  Basketball Team
The Intermediate  "B"   Basketball Team..
The  Grass  Hockey Club	
The Track Club 	
The  Arts  '20  Relay  Team	
The   Ice   Hockey  Team	
The University Track Meet	
The     Swimming    Club	
The Rowing Club 	
The   Men's   Athletic   Executive	
Literary and Scientific Department—
The   Literary   and   Scientific Executive.... 63
The  Engineering  Discussion Club  69
The   Men's   Literary   Society  70
The   Women's   Literary   Society  71
The  Mathematics Club   71
The Chemistry Society   72
The   Students'   Christian   Movement  73
The Letters Club   74
The   Historical  Society    74
The   French  Club    _  75
The Biology Discussion Club   76
The Studio Club   76
Women's Athletics-
The  Track  Club .. ....
The Grass Hockey Team  117
The   Women's Athletic Executive      118
The   Swimming   Club     119
The  Senior  "A" Basketball Team  120
The Senior "B" Basketball Team  121
Gymnasium Club   122
The  Tennis   Club
Badminton Club    124
Outdoors Club    126
The Literary Supplement     127
The Scrap Pages    135
'"PHIS year the outward appearance of our Annual has altered and
*- become more pretentious, even as the University itself has done;
but, just as the spirit of the University has remained the same in spite
of the change in abode, the content of this "Totem" differs little from
that of the "Annuals" of preceding years. The classes of '26 have
been given the distinction for which so many hoped in vain that of
being the first to graduate from the permanent buildings. In their
Freshman year, the campaign was at its height, and the prophesy of the
class song, "The Freshies of the U.B.C. will see another Varsity,"
has now been fulfilled. It is fitting, then, that this book, in its new and
more elaborate form, should symbolise the new life upon which we, as
a University, are entering, and which the graduating classes must leave
before it is well begun.
Now, just a word about the name, "Totem." The fact that this
was almost the only University whose Annual possessed no distinctive
name spurred us on to seek one suitable for ourselves. And what could
be more suitable than an Indian name for a Western University, whose
chief yell is the famous "Kitsilano," and whose "Kla'HowYa" is becoming
almost as well known? A totem is the record of a tribe's history—our
totem is the record of our college history, year by year. May it always
tell of success; but may we never lose the memory of Fairview and the
campaign, already things of the past.
The Class History of Arts '26
Back in 1922, another class started on its University career. On the
surface, it was just an ordinary
Freshman class, little different from
those which preceded it or from those
to follow. It celebrated its arrival
with the usual class elections, suffered the usual (though now extinct)
pains o f initiation, proclaimed
its presence in
the usual boisterous manner of
an average "first
year." Suffering
a rather heavy
mortality at the
Xmas examinations, Arts '26
finally settled
down to serious,
things of life,
with the result
that it early established a fine
record for
scholar ship.
The next two
years were spent
under the mellowing influence
of Varsity life,
so that in the
staid and cultured Junior of
1925 there was
little o f the
rowdy Freshman of three
years before.
Now that same Freshman, having
served his apprenticeship faithfully
and well, is to graduate from these
halls of learning in all the awful dignity of hood and gown.
It  has  been   the  custom  in  past
years for the graduating class to leave
a printed history of its achievements,
a record for future classes to hold as
an ideal. We of '26 hesitate to follow such a course, for in some things
we have been woefully wanting. Yet
there is one thing of which we are
rightfully proud. We have evolved
a class spirit built on the firm foundation of a realization of our own defects, but, more
important still,
we have been always willing to
subordinate our
class spirit to
the higher ideal
of a university
spirit. I t has
been with us, as
far as possible,
Alma Mater
first, Arts '26
second. We cannot claim to be
important as an
athletic year, yet
in some fields of
athletic activity
we have taken
an active interest. In our
Freshman year
we organized,
for the first time
in the history of
Varsity, a Fresh-
m a n Rugby
Team, setting a
precedent which
has been followed since. Marjorie
Leeming, Canadian tennis champion;
Clara Gould, U. B. C. track champion; Ian Balmer, three-miler; Flora
Musgrave, Gay Swencisky, Winona
Straight, J. Wilkinson, Senior "A"
basketball, are only a few names that
suggest themselves as starring in ath
(Continued on Page Thirty-nine)
Page Eight THE       UNIVERSITY       OF      BRITISH      COLUMBIA
"Full of pep"—that's Dorothy, better known
as "Dot." She delights in dancing, and is
very much interested in Freshmen. She is a
valuable and well-known member of the
"Ubyssey" staff. Throughout her entire course,
Dorothy has been keenly interested in Philosophy and English, Thomas Hardy being one
of her idols. She intends to do post-graduate
work in Philosophy. Is it Philosophy or
English she discusses while strolling the streets
of our campus?    We wonder!
A true son of Scotland, assured, direct, and
true, Jim has formed many lasting friendships
among us. Bag in hand, the light of conquest
in his eyes, he is a well-known figure in our
library stackrooms. During session, when not.
lending notes, he is wont to expound learned
concepts drawn from his Economic honors.
Vacation finds him touring far afield, anticipating his days of legal fame. At all times, no
matter on what topic you may ask his judgment,
he will begin,  "I tell you."
Helen came to us four years ago from the
Okanagan, bringing with her some of its
warmth in her bright smile. Few there
are who really know Lun, for she delights
in trying to make people misunderstand her.
She seems quiet and reserved, but then, you
never can tell. "Things are not always what
they seem." She has a weakness for mathematics, the Saturday Evening Post, and the
Little Theatre.    Best luck, Lun.
Arnold, from Westminster, has earned fame
as a "wise-cracker" and as a translator from
English to French of more songs than anyone
will ever be able to retranslate. He is a member
of "La Canadienne" and has always been an
outstanding supporter of his class, notably
in the "Big-Feet Follies." Arnold has had
some teaching experience and intends to gain
more as soon as he has finished his course in
Varsity dances. Favorite expression: "Have
you heard this one?"
"Poking, playing, punning, pursing
a pretty pout."
Familiarly and almost universally, Nonie;
academically, carefree; actually, original; dramatically, "Ronny"; personally, entertaining;
psychologically, iconoclastic; characteristically,
interesting; intellectually, ingenuous; artistically, inclined. Light, airy and insouciant in
manner, racy in tongue; universal in taste,
pretty in  design.    Simply delightful.
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Four years of University life have not
quelled Alyce's merry laugh. In fact, she has
more than once been mistaken for a Freshette.
Must be because she never worries, except to
wonder what to do with herself next year.
How about that aesthetic dancing, Alyce?
She's a fast young lady—witness the speedometer of her car in Victoria. Hobby: Collecting new expressions, and stamps from South
America.    "Would  that  summer  were here!"
George has long leanings towards Law. He
is very shy—says so himself. He writes
cryptic articles and police notes for the
"I'byssey," and in his spare moments manages
to attend some History and Economics lectures.
Entered the hall of fame by saying, "This
dump is popularly supposed to be a college."
Never known to be seen carrying a book, yet
he never fails mysteriously to bring forth note-
paper at the critical moment. Favorite
pastime:   Analyzing cafeteria soup.
Bernice appears to be one of the quiet
members of our class; but, in her case, appearances are very deceiving. To those who know
her well, she displays a keen sense of humor,
as well as a ready wit. When not absorbed in
French honors, Bernice finds time to attend
"La Causerie." She also takes a great interest
in the Women's Literary Society. Her cheerful
manner and agreeable disposition have made
many friends for her. Favorite expression:
"Such is life."
Since Ralph rolled down from Kelowna, he
has been prominent in college activities, both
as an athlete and as a student. He has also
been a member of the Arts '26 executive and
is president of the Chemistry Society. He is
known to the professors for his ability in his
work; to the girls, for his fair hair and "schoolgirl" complexion; and to the men, for his good
sportsmanship. He specializes in Chemistry
honors and relay races.
Pretty Isobel, with your sense of humor,
you're a "pleasant little devil"—pleasant to
work with, pleasant to talk with, pleasant to
lunch with, pleasant all round. You've done
so well with the Players' Club, both tragedy
and comedy, that one hesitates to say what
it would do without you. You contribute
learned papers and go regularly to the Letters
Club, but is the attraction entirely literary,
Isobel, dear? And do you ever miss a Varsity
Page  Ten THE       UNIVERSITY       OF      BRITISH      COLUMBIA
"Her voice, whate'er she said, enchanted;
Like music, to the heart it went."
Add to this, dreamy eyes, a happy smile,
lots of enthusiasm, and you have Lorna.
Secretary of the Musical Society, a member of
"La Causerie," and an enthusiastic admirer
of Point Grey scenery. We might also say
that her course is French honors, and that
she is rapidly nearing the stage where "we
shall soon say our prayers in French." Generous
and always ready with a helping hand, Lorna
has many friends.
Eighteen; from Tuxford, Sask.; joined Arts
'26 in his second year; the hope and pride of his
class. He is the best three-miler in the
province, holds first place in the Dunlop Road ,
Race (B.C. and Saskatchewan), Anglican Road
Race (two years' record), and Varsity three-
mile. He will this year compete in McKillop
Cup, Dunlop, and U.B.C. track meets, and will
probably run against Puget Sound. Specialties:
Biology Discussion Club, pre-Med. course,
cheery disposition and lots of friends.
Doris is the "Bayne" of our lives—rather in
class draws than elsewhere, however. Otherwise, she is a hard working, fun-loving member
of '26. Her activities in the Players' Club,
where she holds an executive position, do her
credit. She is also an enthusiastic supporter
of "La Causerie," having been elected secretary
this year. In odd moments she plays badminton, but has a partiality for French, English,
"eats" committees and late breakfasts.
Outstanding after-dinner speaker; but he
gets no dinners to speak after at Varsity, so
he exercises himself at Vancouver, Victoria,
Kamloops, and environs. Thinks girls are
good only to look at. Takes eighty courses in
Economics, if not too busy running the X-South
Vancouver High School Association, the Older
Boys' Parliament, and acting as an accountant
in the ice cream business. Has had his
picture in the paper more times than Rudolph
For the past two years May has been a
quiet but valuable member of '26, thoughtful
enough to know that there is such a thing
as study, but human enough, also, to be a
willing participant in class parties and all the
lighter touches of college life. She has tried
every course and approves of them all—in
moderation; likes all professors, but none too
well; and, last, but not least, has a good word
for every member of her year.
Page  Eleven THE        UNIVERSITY       OF       BRITISH      COLUMBIA
Freda came in with Arts '28, specialized in
Maths., and played in "Green Stockings."
She relapsed into teaching for a couple of
years, but came back to Arts '26, when she
played Mercedes in "The World and His Wife."
In her Senior year, she has been president, of
the Players' Club, unofficial instructress of
Biology Labs., and has bobbed her hair.
She is known for her platform speaking, her
eyes, constructive criticism, and reading of
tea cups.
The "flaming youth" of the Publications
Board. Has worked his way from reporter to
editor-in-chief by sheer ability and plenty of
nerve. Socialistic tendencies tempered with
idealism. Besides being a Charleston expert,
he acquires honors in English. Hobbies:
Editorials, Chaucer, badminton—not forgetting
the Letters Club and scholarships. Assets:
A very old Ford. Liabilities: Very young
Freshettes. To him, "a th'ng of beauty is a
joy forever."
First impressions of Sybil are rather misleading, but the twinkle in her blue eyes belies
her demure appearance. Sybil's complexion
is of the well-known variety so heralded in
the advertisements. She shows an interest
in a number of subjects, including English,
Mathematics, and Philosophy. Her jolly
nature is sure to carry her far on the road
to success in her chosen profession of teaching.
Best of luck, Sybil!
Though very young, Harry has finished
with distinction each of his four years at
college. Academically speaking, he has but
one consuming passion—classical languages.
It is strange, but true, that he finds a great
source of pleasure in a Greek or Latin dictionary.
For diversion, Harry attends the meetings of
the University Classics Club. Of a quiet
nature, he is known intimately, perhaps, to a
small circle of friends only. His vocation in
life will be the ministry of the Church in
One of the seven wonders of the world is
she, who, besides winning numerous scholarships, finds time to act as the benevolent
mother of the entire Publications Board,
attend all meetings of the Letters Club and
"La Canadienne," take French honors, raise
funds on behalf of the Women's Union Building,
and still remain very human; in other words—
Sadie! Of course, she's Irish; so "if she will,
she will," in spite of everyone and everything.
The marvel is, she always wills cheerfully.
Page   Twelve THE       UNIVERSITY       OF      BRITISH      COLUMBIA
Clara's tall, Clara's fair;
She is slim, with curly hair.
Bridget, with the subdued chuckle, is our
secretary, who hath a passion for class parties
and "Civils." Besides being a budding bad-
mintonist, she is reporter of "La Causerie."
French fascinates Clara, and she even enjoys
Economics, while Ford Sedans are her favorite
facility for transportation.    Nuf sed!
C.B.—Curly bob—Clara  Bridgman.
"A Jug of Tea, a Book of Verse—and Thou"
J is for Jack, a jolly good head;
A'sxfor^anatomy—he's a pre<-Med:
C's for class spirit,  here  John's  at  his  best;
K is for , well, you know the rest.
B is for "Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue?"
R is for rivals; let's hope there'll be few.
I's for intentions—he has 'em, you know;
D's for dimensions—height, six feet or so;
G's for good luck and best wishes, old bean; may
Existence be long, and let's hope not too lean.
There's no mistaking her—tall, dark, with
snapping eyes and a mischievous laugh. Her
solemn deliberateness, level head and good,
practical sense, plus a course in History and
Philosophy, promise Florence a very successful
career. Good company, witty to talk with,
and a Scotch desire to tease. Her comeback is:
"Fancy that, now!"
"But 'tis not her hair, her form, her face;
'Tis the mind that shines in every grace,
An' chiefly in her roguish e'en."
Being firmly convinced that college life must
be taken seriously, Tommy manages his twenty-
one unit course with admirable ease. Besides
holding the office of S.C.M. business manager,
he is senior reporter on the "Ubyssey," and,
in his spare time, composes volumes of poetry,
immortalizes local scenery with his pastels, and
browses in the library stacks, remaining very
human withal. Still, "A little nonsense now
and then is relished by the wisest men."
There are two Marions. One is away up
in the clouds, grinning (not smiling perpetually,
impossible to bring to earth. The other is
equally far down in the dumps, never a smile,
impossible to cheer up and indeed a very—
well, serious-minded person. Nevertheless, she
is really quite rational. For example, she
plays a very sane game of tennis, manages to
bring herself over from Victoria and take
herself back, and shows excellent taste in
choosing her friends.
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"Scotty," as she is affectionately called, is
one of the bright spots in a college education.
Nothing daunts this young lady, as Biology
honors prove. She has also carried on the
work of president of the Biological Discussion
Club. In addition, she is interested in French
and has shown herself a very efficient officer
of "La Causerie." Happily, Mildred possesses
a charming Scottish sense of humor that has
enabled her to meet her many duties cheerfully
and light-heartedly.
Les. is one of the more reticent members of
Arts '26, whose only failing lies in his inability
to convince some of his more scientific friends
of the usefulness of a study of the Classics.
However, his ready wit and quick rebuttal
have softened their hardened hearts towards
his predicament considerably. As a scholarship student, Les. puts his time to good advantage in Greek and Latin honors. He is a
relay team man, president of the Classics Club,
and spends his spare time skating.
"Irish eyes and Irish blarney"
Kay has a beguiling Irish tongue and a
guileless manner. As a true sport, she has
shown interest in all forms of athletics and
for four years has been an ardent advocate of
women's gra«s hockey, being a past president
of that club. She can "parler francais" at
"La Canadienne," and "parler anglais" in
debates. Favorite expression: "Oh, blah!"
Why is Kay always late?
William Chalmers is a diligent and careful
student, who carries off first-qlass honors in
Chemistry by force of habit. His admirable
academic record has brought him scholarships
and the vice-presidency of the Chemistry
Society. His cheerful personality, coupled
with an unique humor, and his willingness to
help a friend in need, have endeared him to
his fellow workers in the Lab. With such
abilities, we expect him to make a success
of his chosen profession.
This is not an obituary; but nothing but
praise can be written of Elsie. Though one
of the quieter members of Arts *26, she has
always taken a genuine interest in Varsity and
class affairs, is a member of the Classics Club
and S.C.M., and a clever girl who has worthwhile opinions. With her keen sense of humor
and wonderful disposition—never rufHed by-
impatience or worry she is a pleasant companion, and inspires in others a sense of calm.
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Ursula in the Registrar's office, Betty (not
Elizabeth) everywhere else. She is always
faithful to her gown, which lends dignity to
the campus and to Betty's own frivolously
curly, auburn hair—that hair which she loves
to hear called red. She is specializing in
French honors (observe the regular attendance
at Mile. Foucard's teas), but is also an expert
in high finance—she once saved fourteen
dollars in dime-savers. Betty possesses two
virtues seldom found together—she can be
both idealistic and practical.
Good natured and of a striking personality,
"Eddy" is very popular. An active member of
the Players' Club, he takes a keen interest in
the drama and for five years conducted the
production of the plays staged by the North
Vancouver High School. He is also an ardent
disciple of Isaak Walton and spends his summer
vacation fishing in the North. He is destined
for the teaching profession.
"And still the wonder grew,
That one small head could carry all she knew."
Mathematician, platonist, and erstwhile
philosopher, Esther is the class enigma. She
divides the principal part of her time between
the Students' International Club, the Math.
Club, the S.C.M., Phil, essays (of all things ,
Economics, and a few other cheerful divertise-
ments. Favorite occupation, starting for the
library. Esther plans to follow the teaching
profession. May she find the best that life
has to offer.
Tramp, tramp, tramp, here comes Basil.
Bow tie, long pipe, full dunnage bag, and his
two faithful dogs. We think Duke and Mike
enjoyed the Fairview Varsity as much as
Basil. A cane, the open road, and we thought
he was content; but this year he seems to have
fallen for the wiles of the "unfair" sex. He
comes to Varsity in a collegiate can, and
supports his class like the true gentleman he is,
"To know her is to love her."
Why is Marjorie like her beloved Okanagan?
She is famous for her sunshine. Her merry
blue eyes and irresistible smile win her a
permanent place in the hearts of all her friends.
She is an authority on oratory—a prize-winner
in the 1925 Women's Oratorical Contest; on
Classics—vice-president of Classics Club; and
on serenades. We foresee a very happy and
successful future for you, Marjorie, and wonder
when you will part with your "crowning
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Helen came, originally, from Victoria, and
perhaps that is where she got her "flitting"
tendencies, for Helen flits with equal ease from
History to French, from jazz playing to weighty
debates, and from love to love. This year she
flitted to Tacoma, and there, with Jean, won
the international debate. Was it her unique
sense of humor that made her trip so successful
in so many ways, or was it her capacity for
true friendship?
Joe, as this blonde personage is popularly
called, belongs to the great "ist" group. At
Chemistry and Biology, he is a specialist;
in general sports, an artist; as regards women,
a pessimist; and, in professional life, a druggist'
A member of the Second Soccer Team in his
second year, the sports editor in his third year,
a regular attendant at all social affairs, his
college life has been a hectic one. That success
may be his in the future is our sincere wish.
Who is the sweet girl graduate?    Virginia.
Who   was   once   so   sweet   and   demure,   but
now ?    Virginia.    Who has thrilling secrets
that she would love to tell but can't for two
weeks? Virginia. Who led her room mate a
terrible life in Victoria and used soft grapes as
weapons? Virginia. Who has a great many
true friends? Virginia. Who believes firmly
in class draws? Virginia. To whom do we
wish the best success and the most happiness?
Jack is a well-known and much valued
member of our class. His firm adherence to
principle, and modest yet kindly ways, have
won him many friends. He is entering the
ministry of the United Church. Besides
belonging to the Musical Society, he has done
good service on the relay and second and first
soccer teams. Rumor has it that he is engaged
to one of the very best of girls, even though
she is not in the University.
The better half of the pair.—Freda made
herself known early in the life history of '26.
As a Freshette, she secured an executive
position and held it for two years. Ever since,
she has managed to keep herself in prominence.
Now, as a Senior, she has combined with her
dignity the pep of the proverbial Freshette.
Not only can Freda administer funds and
retain her youth, but she can also peruse with
success such deep subjects as French, Phil-
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Ever changing, but never fickle. An active
participant of the Letters' Club and "Ubyssey."
She who loves weird phantasmagorias. A
versatile and clever conversationalist. The
girl that is distinctly individual, sympathetic,
and understanding. A possessor of an intelligence that enables her to form her own
opinions. A lover of the luxurious —the finer
things. Aleatico—a voice like velvet. She
who could afford to give away some of her
personality. An enigma, therefore ever fascinating.
"A penny for your thoughts" is a futile offer
to make to Simpson, for. although his conclusions are invariably arrived at logically and
deliberately, "broadcasting" is not his favorite
sport. An interest in geology, acquired three
years ago, would have been undivided but for
the appeals of recent advances in physics.
No Varsity attraction, however, has succeeded
in spiriting his attention away from any of
his outside "interests" (?). Hobbies—Electricity,  photography  and  tennis.
Bright and varied are the occasional half-
hours spent with Jean. Occasional, because,
like all delightful things, she is extremely
elusive—glimpsed rather than contemplated.
The many things she has done, from reporting
to filling executive positions and taking part
in the activities of the intelligentsia, have not
spoilt her: nor will they cause us to ever forget
the graceful dancer, the pretty coquette, or
the charming page to the Infanta. One of the
loveliest of Peter Pans, will she ever grow up?
Originally from the Royal City, Al. has been
a prominent member of our class for the past
four years. His pleasant smile and that
famous part (in his hair) have made him very
popular with the fair co-eds. Besides attending
numerous social functions, Al. still finds time
to obtain good marks in a pre-medical course,
and to help his class in basketball and track.
His favorite occupation: Freshette-hunting in
the Science Building.
After imbibing a great deal of many things,
Ruth has this year—for some reason, culinary
or otherwise—been tasting of the odd sciences.
We stand "amazed, motionless and moonstruck" to see Ruth and her gown vanquishing
these overwhelming subjects. Though she
adorns our new library in her spare moments,
she also appears much in the public eye in
even more becoming things than her collegiate
robe. She seems to have the happy faculty
of combining a quiet dignity with a charming
spirit of youth. Most frequent remark:
"S'funniest thing, but "
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Little in Betty suggests Southern Africa,
the land of her birth, except a sunny disposition and a happy faculty for telling impossible tales that are "strictly true." Betty"s
two years in Varsity have given her a certain
knowledge of History and English, and many
friends. Flowing gown, obstinate hair, generous smile and downright manner—that's
Betty. A cheerful wit, and her Northern
independence permits us to know no more;
but then, a friend with a sense of humor is a
friend  indeed.
Charlie is one of the genial members of our
class; his laughter is infectious, to say the least.
Charlie has one outstanding ambition, namely,
to learn to dance before the next class party.
In the meanwhile he contents himself with
dodging the latest allotment of fate and
attending a few odd lectures in Chemistry and
Zoology. Although he does not grace our
jolly class parties, Charlie cuts some fantastical
figures on the ice. Why the great passion for
French, Charlie?
Cheers you up just to look at her! And to
her generous nature the Marpolers will readily
testify. Gwen. is a devoted member of "La
Causerie" and distinguished herself as the
charming "Madame Bas Bleus" (cf. French
Mock Trial). She loves dancing, enjoys
hiking and apparently relishes a variety in her
college courses, dabbling in English, Philosophy, History and French.    Yes, lots of pep!
Although an honor course in Physics has
led Horace to delve rather deeply into the
mysteries of his chosen subject, he hasn't yet
succeeded in bribing an atom to lend him any
of its energy. A true friend and a steady
worker, he is a member of the Mathematics
Club and "was" an active and prominent
member of the Musical Society. Hobbies:
Pipe-organ playing, photography and ship
design. Favorite expression: "For the love
of soup."    But co-eds?    Immune!
To see Gladys is not to know her—she seems
quiet; but oh no! Brown eyes, dark hair, always
in a rush but never late. A good head, heaps
of fun and forever punning. Spends most of
her summer days cantering across country on
her favorite nag. Contemplates a trip abroad
in the near future, to see what she can see.
Chief worry in life, to get a big box from
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There is an early Victorian air about Edna,
which was in evidence at High Jinks, but which
she keeps carefully hidden at other times.
Among her varied interests are counted music
and dancing, and it has been hinted that she
has a weakness for English. She has a will
of her own and a certain self-possession, which
we trust will aid her in her future journalistic
Maurice is one of our free thinkers. Since
he possesses a very acute intellect, his favorite
occupation is the theoretical discussion of
problems in Economics, Philosophy, Ethics and
Art. Not content with things as they are
taught, he has formulated a new theory of
value, which, by the way, is as sound—or
unsound—as any of those already existing.
An honor student in Economics and History,
he is one of the leading lights of the Economic
and Historical Society and the Social Science
Club. In the future, Maurice hopes to
become a professor of Sociology.
Hazel eyes, and rosy cheek,
Petite, demure, yet not too meek.
To this add a sunny disposition and "the
ability to cram" and—this is Hazel. "One never
knows" as far as Hazel is concerned,whether
she is really shocked or merely mildly amused
by the actions of the less restrained. Blushes
are so misleading! Her morning greeting:
"Oh gee, I nearly missed the bus."
Art. belongs to the select circle of Chemistry
students. He takes his work seriously, and
has lately developed a liking for first-class
honors. Though reputed to have an aversion
to the fair sex in general, his conduct, we
believe, is inconsistent in this matter. He
avers that he has not yet fully recovered from
the effects of Latin 1. When not otherwise
engaged, he derives his chief amusement from
the pursuit of Octave.
"II vaut mieux tard que jamais."
The call of the wilds is usually too much for
Clara, but when not rambling along the beach,
or carrying off the Women's Track Championship, she finds time for French Honors.
Although her strong convictions arise from
a real capacity for seriousness, her mirthful
outbursts are none the less frequent, and she
constantly proves that "he is not laughed at
who laughs at himself first."
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Jean's first two years were spent in Victoria
College, and the excellent record she made
there has been maintained during her two
years at U.B.C. As a keen debater, she won
distinction for our University in the recent
inter-collegiate contest. Besides representing
Arts '26 on the Women's Lit. Executive, Jean
excels in first classes, walking, talking and
gee-gee riding: and for a year or two she
successfully "wielded the rod" in B.C. schools.
"A vile standing tuck . . ."
Otherwise "Hank." The essential characteristic of this gentleman is a beautiful and
useless versatility. He is planeur, raconteur,
bou vivant, and a lot of other quite French
things well spiced with Gallic salt. He has
won distinction as a dramatic artist and critic,
and among the intelligentsia he is known as
the author of a noble poem, unfortunately
censored, "O Virgin Snow!" His work, as that
of his favorite author, Aldous Huxley, is in sad
need of a carminative.
"How Nature paints her colors; how the bee
Sits on the bloom, extracting liquid sweet.''
An enthusiastic student of Biology honors.
1 ecile's headquarters are the Applied Science
Building. There she studies algae and tadpoles with a cold and discerning eye. But
you really don't know Cecile if you have never
heard her "let go" on one of her favorite
subjects. The ignorant and the slow-witted,
beware! Her favorite diversions are hiking
and swimming, and Swimming with a capital
Alexander—the man who knows. Consult
him about anything from inter-class sports or
the fair sex—especially sophomores—to the
intricacies of the Einstein theory. Cairns
dabbles in Ec, Maths., and Physics, and once
took a stray course in Astronomy, but his
career in this ended when his parents wondered
why three nights out a week were necessary
to study stars. Consistently thorough, always
pleasant and enthusiastic, Cairns is a popular
member of our class. Favorite expression:
"You drive."
Anne, if you want us to remember you as a
quaint, old-fashioned Anne, it's a good thing
that pictures don't show color. Your auburn
hair is decidedly too twentieth century looking
for that. After all, Anne, you really aren't
so very modern: Economics, the rights of
women and fossils don't appeal to you. And
why do you like the fortune teller so much?
What fascinating things did he tell you in
your four visits last week? Oh, yes, Anne,
your name suits you.
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"Cheerful at morn she wakes from short repose,
Breathes the keen air and carols as she goes."
Lillian comes from the island city of Nanaimo.
Though she is a member of the French honor
class, neither the memory of past exams., nor
the prospect of coming ones, can quench her
ever-cheerful smile. If a helping hand is
desired anywhere, you have only to apply to
Lillian—ever an energetic and willing helper.
Charlie is a returned soldier, president of the
S.C.M., prominent member of "La Candienne"
and the Historical Society. For three years a
member of the Second Soccer Team, he this
year graduated to the Senior team. He has
had a variety of missions in life. The first
was his birthplace. Charlie still maintains
that the roaring metropolis known as Mission
is not the Berries. If it can produce more men
such as he, we are inclined to agree with him.
An ideal college girl. As a Junior, Len. was
vice-president of '26 and assisted the executive
to arrange hikes, a class party and one of the
best pep meetings on record. Now, as a
Senior, she holds the highest position among
the women, that of president of the W.TJ.S.
She manages girls' initiations, entertains
"interesting" debaters, gets a first in Chem.
III., and meets visiting celebrities, all with
equal efficiency and dignity. We will always
remember the smiling Len., who is willing to
play at any party,  meeting or hike.
"Must hurry—have a meeting."
John, our class president, is a resident of
New Westminster, and speaks that language
with a slight French accent, due to his association with French honor courses and "La
Canadienne." Since joining us, he has done
everything from reporting and reading exchange for the "Ubyssey" to assisting in
running a hot dog stand. He has not yet
decided what profession to follow, but we shall
probably see him in education next year, so
that his course in Varsity dances will be
"I ought to have my own way in everything,
and, what's more, I will, too."
Margaret has hei1 own philosophy of life,
and, strangely enough, lives up to it. She
believes that most of us talk too much and
say too little. Consequently, she has a horror
of extremes and refuses to become wildly
enthusiastic over anything. On Saturday
nights Margaret plays badminton in preparation for a Sunday hike with the "gravel
crushers." Have you had your iron today,
Marg. ?
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"Whoever is in a hurry, shows that the thing
he is about is too big for him."
Not even an honor course in Economics,
secretarial duties in the Women's Undergrad.
Society, and the Social Science Club, can hurry
Agnes. She remains as cool, calm, and unruffled as "Agnes the Freshette." Her chief
interests are in the Arts '26 Relay Team, and
the cafeteria. Favorite expression: "I really
haven't time."
Braham is that young man with a sunny
countenance, who can be seen at any time in
the Biology lab., seeking the internal mysteries
of plant-life. He has an unusual passion for
Botany, and has shown his ability by taking
honors in Botany and Biology. Among other
things, Braham found time to take in the
meetings of the Biological Discussion Club.
'Tis whispered he has other interests—someone, somewhere!
No matter how many dances, meetings, teas
and lectures Esther attends, she is still bubbling
over with spirits. In the inter-class debate
she heaped additional laurels on '26 by her
profound logic. Also she manages the funds
of the Badminton Club. A few suggestions are
in order: First, that Esther take a course in
memory training; and, secondly, that as a
graduation present one of her many friends
give her a string on which to tie her purse
and gloves.
As an enthusiastic member of the Outdoors
Club, Allan has scaled many of the snowcapped mountains of the district. Being an
active worker in the Social Science Club, and
the Economics and Historical Society, has not
prevented him from carrying off first-class
honors in Economics and attending the odd
class party. His peculiarly contagious laugh,
his almost cynical outlook, and keen sense of
humor have made him very popular with his
The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra-la!
Are every one noticed by her.
A habit acquired while teaching the young
In the years ere she hopped around here.
Of  profound  general knowledge,   decided
She knows Ec. and Government thoroughly.
Better  friend  you'll  ne'er  meet,  though  you
search every street;
Nor one who'll amuse you more cheerily.
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"T" stands for "Trudel," as very few know,
'Tis German for Gertrude, believe it or no.
"R" stands for "Really," her favorite remark
In answer to cynics and those who'd be smart.
"U" stands for "Usefulness," a true virtue of
Assistance she'll give from her brains or her
"D" stands for "Drama," which Freddie doth
Won't  miss  one  precious  lecture,  though  an
extra it is.
"E"  stands  for  "England,"   which  traversed
she has,
And,  while she was there,  took a short trip
to France.
"L" stands for "Language," at which she's a
If you don't believe this, regardez her mark.
Mark, or "Bun," as he is sometimes called,
is another of our good men who has decided
to follow the instruction of the youth of the
province. Mark spends a great deal of his
time at Kerrisdale, and it is rumored in this
connection that he is engaged in missionary
work—converting Savages. The remainder of
his time is occupied trying to get to the
necessary seven-eighths of his lectures in
English and Philosophy and in arguing or
agreeing with our honorary president.
"And what I say, I stick to."
We bear witness to the truth of this, and
consider it highly commendable in an "Annual"
editor, but it does not come easily, and
Wanetta is in a perpetual worry. She cannot
expect sympathy from us, because she always
beats us at the end of the year. She has been
a "Ubyssey" editor, a member of the Letters
Club, and a class "Lit. Rep." Her hobbies
are  French,  grapes  and  a  desire  to  wander.
"Bob" is a good-looking, quiet chap with a
languid air that is a bit misleading. He has
proved himself a versatile athlete during his
four years at college, having represented '26
in inter-class swimming and played both
soccer and rugby for Varsity. At the same
time, he has found it possible to get consistently good grades. We do not wish to
give anything away, but the number of sorority
dances which Bob attends may, or may not,
have some significance.
"When Irish eyes are smiling, sure the
world is bright and gay." And full of irresistible friendliness, for Milly is delightfully "blest
with that charm, the certainty to please."
She fulfils successfully the secretarial duties
of "La Causerie," and we are led to believe
that assisting in presidential duties is also
quite fascinating. Despite "the call of the
land," Milly hopes to make teaching her
profession. However, "Lassie, you're but
young, ye ken; then wait a wee, and cannie
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Although Marge is a Victoria student and
has spent only two years at U.B.C, we feel
she needs no introduction. Her permanent
"wave" hasn't prevented her from winning
"straight" sets, which gained for her the
Canadian Tennis Championship. She is frequently seen in the library, studying the covers
of the reference books and admiring the title
pages. Marge has a cheerful disposition, and,
after all, "Why worry?" It will all be the same
in a hundred years."
Our prize enigma. A mathematical brain
that is majoring in Economics and English.
Harris tweed solidity and common sense that
spends most of its time with the fair sex
between the Arts building and the library.
I told a girl that I couldn't say anything about
him because he never did anything foolish.
I received, in return, a surprised look and the
information that he never did anything else.
I introduced him to a girl—modern and
vivacious—with the warning that he was very
serious. She afterwards told me that she
rather liked him—he was so full of pep and
such a humorous idiot. Now, I ask you, what
can I say?
"She hath a ready wit and a keen sense of
Curling lashes, laughing eyes, a gurgling
chuckle, and all that's snappy -that's Helen.
She tries to keep herself busy with French
and History, but these have nothing to do
with her future, since she intends to go into
business. It has been said she prefers "shipping," but we suggest her dealing in coupes.
Oh, ripping!
"If you knew Susie like we know Susie"
you would know one of the outstanding men
in the University, our classmate from the
"Land of the Rising Sun." A member of
many organizations, he has a failing for
collecting vice-presidencies. But Kobe's greatest
achievement lies in the field of oratory and
debating. He won, in his Freshman year the
gold medal in the Oratorical Contest, and has
often represented his class and University,
particularly in the Oxford debate last session.
"Bloody revolutions," "sledgehammer tactics"
are still ringing in our ears.
"And all lovely things,  they  say,
Meet in loveliness again .  .  ."
We cannot describe a beautiful flower without appearing to be Euphuistic. We cannot
appreciate wonderful music without being
confined by words. If we use many words,
we exaggerate. If we use few, we do not
adequately describe. Rose is a beautiful
flower. All forms of art attract her—Players'
Club, Musical Society, Pianists' Club. For
wherever beautv is, there also is Rosa.
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"Vamping eyes and reddish hair,
A winning smile and roguish air."
Marj. is one of our Westminsterites, but
that does not prevent her from attending
Varsity dances (for there are always some
willing to go there to Hunt 'er). Although
Geology and Zoology are Marjorie's favorite
studies in the winter, their fossiliferous effect
is offset by tennis, swimming and dancing in
the summer. Pet expression: "Oh, kids, I'm
so happy!"
A gray, old veteran of the First Soccer Team,
George has for many years skidded and plunged
through seas of mud for the honor and glory
of Varsity. Some time during the summer he
responded nobly to the call, "The B.C. Electric
needs men," and on our return to these halls
of learning we were greeted by his grim,
determined face as he piloted his charge
through wind, rain, fog, and sunshine. He is
also class marshal, having "swapped" the job
of athletic representative with Frank Potter.
A member of "La Canadienne."
Joan's halo of bright hair and her fondness
for green once caused her to be addressed as
"a rising sun in a tropical forest." She excels
in dancing, both ballroom and otherwise, in
tennis, and in the histrionic art; and as a
princess she is perfection. Remember the
Infanta and Princess Elizabeth? Her daily
journey from North Vancouver cannot take
the joy out of life for Joan, nor can all the
dignity of a gown disguise her effervescent
enthusiasm about things in general.
Another double-course man. Gets his B.A.
this year, and will be a perfect forester next
session. His extra courses do not keep him
from his favorite recreations: Players' Club,
managing the second soccer team and sleeping
in railway lectures. This last may be the
result of trekking in from North Vancouver
every morning or trotting out there every
night. Nevertheless, he manages to get away
with his work at the usual intervals
"The dignity of history"
The history fiend supreme! Marion is a
conscientious honor student, and one who has
continuously made firsts. Moreover, she is a
great admirer of history professors. Has this
study given her the ready tongue in satire and
the determined will? Marion has a keen mind,
which is shown to such advantage in essays, and
also in discussion in the Historical Society.
Her superfluous pep is worked off at badminton.    "No, dearie."
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Though Alda comes from the wilds of West
Central Africa, she is comparatively civilized.
She is generally to be found happily playing
in a mortuary of pickled amphibions; but she
has a variety of other interests—basketball,
swimming, Outdoors Club, S.C.M., International, Biological, Letters and French clubs.
Her opinions on certain subjects are as original
as they are pronounced, and she has a habit of
getting the best of the argument. Boyish bob,
determined stride, and very independent—
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Franklin is always ready for an argument
with anybody on either side of a question.
One of his keenest joys since Christmas has
been stimulating discussion on questions of
student discipline. He is quite fitted for this,
by virtue of the fact that he was president of
the Alma Mater Society in Victoria before he
joined us. He is a member of the Letters and
Historical Clubs and the Debating Society in
the University. Frank studies German and
History six days in the week, and human
nature in its freshe(s)t form on the seventh.
Flora is a member of that solemn body known
as "The Students' Council," where she is
women's athletic representative. She is captain
of the Women's Senior "A" Basketball Team,
and, playing at centre, has scored as many
baskets for Varsity as she formerly did for
Victoria College. When not playing basketball, she spends her time in Zoology lab., trying
to unravel the scientific mysteries of Lizzie
Ford, her faithful (?) companion. Step on the
gas!    Let's go, Varsity!
Jim is one of those quiet, unobtrusive chaps,
who spends all his time poking his nose into
the test tubes in Chemistry Umpteen Lab.
A cheery smile and happy greeting make Jim
a welcome friend, and his perseverance and
devotion to his work prophesy for him a
successful career when he steps forth into the
world on his own. Outside of his Varsity
work, however, rumor has it that Jim has
other interests. Her name, sad to say, is not
Everybody knows her. She comes to us
from the sunny Okanagan, but she is going to
leave us for the cold East and Johns Hopkins
Hospital, where she will nurse her way to
fame. Eileen is one of the few idealists who
can see the best in all and take college life as
a thing to be cherished and long remembered.
Her interests range from Social Science Club
to English 9, from French to class parties, and
from the library to the Orpheum.
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Alias Mr. Doolittle. An authority on
Cockney and on plays he has seen in London,
Paris, Brussels, etc. A cosmopolitan Machia-
velli, who came here a year ago, and who, by
devious scheming, has become famous as
literary editor of The Ubyssey, president of the
Letters Club, and a leading light in the Spring
Play. His poetic locks are one of the sights
of the campus, accompanied by his eternal
request for a match. D'Arcy, we understand,
believes in free speech, and free smoking.
Is the victim of many violent loves and hates.
Kenna comes from Vernon, but looks like
New York. To her, studying has become a
science which combines a maximum amount
of play with an enviable standing. The number
of her loves has been many, but she has more
often been loved than loving. What will
Kenna do when she leaves Varsity? Everyone
would like to know, but she is silent. Nevertheless, occasional hints lead us to believe
that it will be something different.
Preston is our authority on Einstein's Theory
of Relativity. In spite of his varied accomplishments, he has been able to carry off first-class
honors in Mathematics. He is president of
the Maths. Club and a member of "La Canadienne," but he still finds time to manage
one of our soccer teams and to participate in
inter-class debating. As a diversion, Mellish
indulges in aquatic sports. With such a
versatile record, he ought to make his mark
in the future.
Wee, contrary Mary divides her time between
French and Scotch honors not to mention a
large interest in Science. She is a child of
moods, which vary from teasy to freezy and
finally merge into grumpiness. Mary Catherine
is addicted to spasmodic attempts at dignity
and study; but, fortunately, neither one lasts
for any great length of time. Known as Mile.
Critique—-a member of "La Canadienne"—
full of good intentions. "I'm not going out
anywhere this week."
"I never courted friends nor fame."
But Art. has gained both. His genial good
humor and fondness for a joke have drawn
many friends to him, while, as secretary and
manager of the Senior Soccer Team, he has
shown himself to be an indefatigable worker,
possessed of considerable executive ability.
In times of stress he has even donned the togs
himself. In his spare moments he attends
lectures in Economics, History and Philosophy.
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Jimmie comes from Field. He is another
one of those peculiar, double-course persons,
but in spite of this he is quiet and unassuming.
He is graduating in Arts this year and will be
a full-fledged engineer next year—at least, he
hopes to be. In his spare moments he runs
for the Science '27 relay team. He is so quiet
that his class mates can get nothing on him;
but, of course, there must be something hidden
behind his self-possessed manner.
Personality, plus ambition, "pep" and
ability—that's our Vice-President. Doris is
one of the chosen few who can devote most
of their time to sports and pleasures, and yet
acquire first-class marks. However, she does
take some things seriously, such as the.Historical
Society and "La Canadienne." But she
delights most in converting six-foot youths
into Hawaiian dancers—a seemingly inconceivable undertaking. Not being infallible,
Doris has her weakness. Is it the Welsh . . .
or merely losing a fountain pen every week?
"Homo sum nihil humani alienum puto."
A native son of Vancouver, Bill divides his
summers between officers' training camps in
the East and Victoria's social circles. A love
of adventure, a mind well supplied with brains,
tact, and good humor, and an ability to form
enduring friendships, has solved for him the
vexed problem of successfully combining a
command in the 11th Machine Gun Brigade
with first-class History and Latin honors
\et he still finds time to hike along Marine
Drive every fine noon hour.
Manner unaffected, friendly and cheerful,
morals, orthodox; mind, broad, inquisitive;
discriminating; mental calibre, high; evidence,
Historical Society membership. When in
charitable mood, Mary helps her friends to get
married or devotes her energies to the Infants'
Hospital (or else writes essays). Otherwise,
collects class fees. Though not on any athletic
team, Mary thinks nothing of the walk home
from Varsity. Favorite expression: "I like
his looks."    Favorite vehicle:    Ron's?
Real mental capacity a dilettante in literature and in a perpetual state of "ex cathedra"—
sweeping thought productive of sweeping
generalities—impatience with detail prevents
his always sweeping clean apologetic in embarrassment—needs most to learn to say "No"
—often conscience-stricken, but never conscience-ridden—and still too young to be
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Has all the qualifications of an ideal lawyer—
witty, argumentative, sarcastic and fiery. He
takes to international debates with great
avidity. As senior editor of the "Ubyssey," he
has executed a war dance around many a
controversial subject. Obsession: History. He
is an honor student, president of the Historical
Society, and member of the Literary and
Scientific Executive. Billy is an aggressive
student who loves action, whether in the form
of chasing a rugby ball or dancing with a
"For those that know thee not, no words can
And those who know thee know all words are
Witty, petite and winsome—that's Alice.
Although she finds time for lots of fun and
many social activities, yet she is a keen honor
student, can "parlez francais," as was seen
in the French plays, and was president of the
French Club for two years. Alice, who hails
from the interior, is quite "Frank" about
expressing her preference for Naramata.
"I want what I want when I want it."
Although a forest ranger during the summer,
Walt, whiles away the winters with first-class
honors, with Botany, the Outdoors Club, and
frequent trips to Central Park. His notes are
the envy of his classmates. Walter claims to
have been everything from a full-fledged logger
to a post-graduate petter. Although he poses
'as such a man's man, he has been known to
drive forty miles on a Sunday afternoon to
bring a girl to tea. Favorite expression:
"Dirty old Dora."
Our smallest member from Victoria, who,
at first, seems to be a demure little maid
but don't be deceived by external appearances!
Jean is one of the few who have had the courage
to complete four years of Latin. Her love of
the classics has not lessened her interest in
youths of this age. Remember her luck at
class draws! Her chief weakness is her inexplicable fear of the dark; but otherwise her
behavior is normal.
Bruce has that indefinable quality called
style, and a manner quite in keeping with his
distinguished name. He always acquits himself creditably, not merely in social circles,
but also in the realms of sport and study.
He is well known as one of Varsity's premier
swimmers, and was on the team that went to
Banff. He has a penchant for Economics,
and generally manages to pull down a first-class
or two. He is remarkable for his good taste
in cars, pipes and friends.
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Until this year, to see Mary was to marvel
at "the long locks that fail the painter's power."
She recently decided to dispense with such
luxuries, but she still has her eyes, a demure
little walk, and a remarkable ability to get
time extensions on essays. Mary chooses her
courses according to profs. Her favorite
occupation is going to Chem. 9 labs.—not to
work, but to have the rest of the class, nine
members of the stronger sex, work for her.
"Allons, saute, Charlie."
Charlie, one of our brightest members, hails
from Collingwood. His sole preoccupation at
the University is study (?). Being Scotch, he
thought that, in taking French honors, he
wasn't getting his money's worth, so took
Latin as well. Moreover, he has always been
lucky in class draws. When not studying, he
spends his time either eating or skating and
playing cribbage with one called "Xerxes,"
who also lives in Collingwood. Favorite
expression:    "O fou que tu es."
Ua is one of the industrious members of our
class, but she manages to find a moment now
and then for recreation. The possessor of a
sweet contralto voice, she uses it to advantage
in the Musical Society, of which she has been
a member for four years. She is an ardent
skater, and the S.C.M. also gets the benefit
of many of her spare hours. We prophesy
that Ua will make a success of whatever
career upon which she finally decides.
" 'Tis not good that man should live alone."
A sophisticated "Bluenose" from Dalhousie
joined us in our second year—that was Ron.
The class—even the Doc.—recovered when he
immersed himself in women and Maths, with
consistently first-class results. Now he emerges
an irreconcilable misogynist, desiring only a
Darby and Joan existence in a sports roadster.
For, hypercritical, lazy as Tudlam's dog and
filled already with an overwhelming sense of
"taedium vitae," his favorite request is: "Well,
you suggest somebody."
Mary by name and merry by nature, she
is really desperate only when one mentions
French honors and that thesis. As petite
Evangeline of "La Causerie," she has shown
that Seniors are not necessarily dignified.
Although she loses her voice frequently at
rugby games, she manages to use it fluently
when "Hella Bella Maud" sports another flat
tire. Mary anticipates a brilliant future
illustrating hosiery ads. and College Humor,
but "you never can tell."
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Joined our class in our third year. Only
those who know English poetry, Philosophy
and present day politics know Percy. He has
serious thoughts on life, and yet possesses
never-failing wit and humor—and, not the
least, a charming cousin among the opposite
sex in the same year. Percy inclines toward
Philosophy and may some day re-write its
whole history. His chief interest dwells in the
interior of the province. (What's her name,
"It is as well to be out of the world as out of
the fashion."
Sheila's sunny disposition and unfailing good
nature have made her a popular member of
Arts '26. She has consistently refused to let
such little things as examinations worry her
and has made a casual, albeit successful,
passage through college. She is chiefly famous
for her expressive brown eyes and bewildering
knowledge of the latest popular songs and
newest dance steps. Weaknesses: Good dancers
and polar cakes.
Though Abe is of a highly artistic nature,
as becomes one from the land of cherry-
blossoms, he has fallen upon evil days and has
become irrevocably addicted to the prosaic
study of Economics and Philosophy. Abe is
a prominent member of the cabal known as
the Social Science Club. He is a great conversationalist, and can argue on anything under
the sun. He will probably end up by becoming
a great diplomat or statesman.
"And oh, her een, they spak sic things!"
Evelyn finds it hard to live down the reputation which she brought to Varsity, entering on
a four-year scholarship from the I.O.D.E.
Variety—her middle name. "Exists" in Vernon
during the summer, and "lives" in Vancouver
during the winter. Pet hobby: Hiking—under
any circumstances. Reads French—in her
spare time. Interested in all mankind. Carries
a "keen" line.    Eve, which Adam?
What member of our class has a larger
variety of interest than Ralph? His aspirations
along poetical lines produced the inestimable
"Basil's Dog." Ralph has known the joys
and sorrows of Greek, German and French;
but English and Philosophy are still his majors.
In Philosophy he hopes to establish a new
school some day. We must not forget Ralph
as an orator, a philosophical orator. He has
strong  tendencies  and  abilities  in   that  field.
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It is hardly necessary to say anything about
"Johnny," he is so well known, e'en to the
Freshies. His only peculiarity is that he is a
double-course student. Otherwise, he is an
all round man—rowing, debating, president of
Literary and Scientific Department, not to
mention his scholastic attainments, where he
always gets so near to a first-class average that
it is hardly worth mentioning the difference.
Marion does not always look so demure,
for she changes her style of hairdressing with
dazzling frequency. She has an almost equal
diversity of activities, having been president
of the Women's Lit., a member of the Women's
Union Building Committee, a philosopher of
repute, and a high priestess of the mysterious
order known as "Ganesh." For the rest, she
adores dancing and manages to keep her steps
less mixed than her sentences. "Why, yes,
I'm suppeased to mote her for tea."
Barbara—boyish bob, Biology, and blazers.
She is one of the few people who can really
wear an Eton crop, perhaps because she has
such pretty ears. The blazers are inexplicable;
but the Biology will probably be followed by
a Medical Course. For the rest, there are not
many who can deal better in expressive
silences. She says little, but what she says
is always to the point and freely seasoned with
wit of a penetrating and pungent variety.
Dear Dottie.
Is it true you are in love with Russell?
Be careful, for it is rumored that he has negro
blood in his veins. At any rate, as a pre-med.
he's a keen dissector of the heart. Don't let
his casualness discourage you. For remember,
he's an intercollegiate debater, and as president
of his class when they were Freshies "he was
just the apple sauce.'
Rosy cheeks, toppling into an expansive
smile that is Don., as we first see him.
Although Don's studies press heavily on his
attention, he can spend six of his eight waking
hours gabbing with some Freshette. He is
preparing himself to be a doctor by courses
in Zoology, Geology and one-arm car-driving.
Don. is a good boy; but he'll turn over a new
leaf, he says.
"Indeed, indeed; repentance oft before
I swore—but was I sober when I swore?"
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A Bachelor of Arts at eighteen, this blue-eyed,
curly-haired student is Arts '26's youngest
member. Besides being an accomplished pianist,
he makes honors habitually with "unstudied"
ease. An enthusiastic athlete, he excels in
soccer, rugby, swimming and similar interclass sports, while in tennis he is a member
of the men's doubles championship team.
"Jackie's" chief interests are Freshman parties
and Freshettes. He will carry his irrepressible
humor and optimism into the realms of his
ambition (music and medicine) with the best
wishes of his classmates.
Honors in English have taken up most of
Jean's time, but that does not prevent her from
taking a keen interest in student activities.
Blessed with originality, efficiency, a large
amount of good sense and a willingness to
help her many friends, Jean is a worth-while
person to know. And in spite of her capacity
for first-class averages, she is a true pal, with a
store of fun and good humor.
Another pedagogue who has come amongst
us to be finished. Henry hails from the
Emerald Isle, but is quite respectable and no
Sinn Feiner. He received his prep, schooling
at the Royal Academical Institution, Belfast,
and did his first three years in Arts at Queen's
University, Belfast. During the war he served
in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, and
since then has satisfied his romantic cravings
by graduating from Victoria Normal School
and being for three years principal of Qualicum
Beach school. Crimes: "Goff," and the
statement, "I am dying of suspense, Sowash,"
said Baker,  as Ellis shot  the trap.
"A sweet, shy girl." Such is the usual
reaction of Win's blue eyes and golden curls
on simple souls who do not know this strong-
minded woman with a passion for Maths, and
Physics. She is rather athletically inclined;
has tried everything but rugby and soccer,
played Senior "A" Basketball for two years,
and is vice-president of Women's Athletics.
Pet pastime: Swiping her dad's car. Pet
crush: Theo Pennington. Pet expression:
"Quite mild." Has not yet decided her career,
but we're sure it will be unusual, and we're
sure she'll "Win Straight."
Frankie needs less excuse for having a good
time, and less time for making a good mark,
than any other student in Varsity. His labors
for his class and the Grass Hockey Club have
brought him prominence, but his popularity
rests on the surer foundation of his unfailing
good nature and sense of humor. To his
unique gifts as an entertainer, both on and
off the stage, his class-mates owe some of the
pleasant hours and most hilarious moments
of their Varsity life.
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"A spur on his ankle, a comb on his head."
As the above quotation indicates, Harry
is the game-cock of his year. Several years
a fighting member of the McKechnie Cup
Rugby Team, a belligerent representative at
the Rugby Lnion, a doughty debater and in
general with a chip on his shoulder. At
peaceful intervals, he studies Economics and
shows a quite involuntary, though not unexpected, tendency toward adiposity.
"Don't call me Maggie"
Margaret has that essentially cheerful disposition which enables her to smile, even after
certain weary lectures. She is a constant
source of worry to her professors, for when she
is not gossiping with the other member of the
duet, she is entertaining the back row with
"wise cracks." Her interests are many and
varied—principally History, French, Science
and soccer. She goes to all "footba' " games—
yes, he's Scotch. Is she really Margaret or
Our representative from the Irish Free State.
"Dick" has pronounced views on the merits
and demerits of the Nordic theory and Imperialism, and can at any time be induced to
hold forth on these topics. He spends his
time—when not occupied in the library or at
lectures—between teaching new Canadians the
intricacies of the English language and trying
to persuade people that he has the best farm
in Burnaby. Is he fond of Sociology? Well,
not to any "vawst" extent.
Known to her friends as "Gay." She is the
capable women's athletic rep. of our year, and
filled the position of marshal last year. Tall,
dark, and "fulla pep," basketball shark of
Senior "A" and inter-class fame, with a passion
for Mathematics and Physics. Gay is a
resident of New Westminster, but one would
never know it; she hides it well.    Cheerio, Gay!
"Of all the sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest of these are, 'Be in by ten'."
This is Louis' daily dirge, as he wanders
down Heather Street. A capable executive
head literary representative, class president,
and president of the A.M.U.S. he also plays
grass hockey and prances in the relay. His
"Oh Come, All Ye Faithful" and "Lulu" are
added attractions at the Orpheus Circuit.
Of course, he thrives on scholarships; but then—
his incomparably fascinating  personality.
Page  Thirty-four THE       UNIVERSITY       OF      BRITISH      COLUMBIA
"The school boy, with his satchel in his hand,
Whistling aloud to bear his courage up."
The "old reliable Sparks" has been trainer
of the first soccer team for three years, and
has proven himself an adept pupil of Lome
Morgan, the instigator of torture among
Varsity athletes. Is secretary of the Musical
Society and has shown the generous side of
his nature by lending his voice, as well as his
business ability, to that Society. His present
academic work is purely preparatory to the
study of medicine.
If you want to find Ruth, find Freda. Ruth
is the happiest girl in college, and it is hard to
believe that she is a Senior. From all appearances, Arts '29 should claim her. Nevertheless,
although she enjoys life to the full, she is one
of the most successful students of Arts '26.
English and Economics, not to forget French,
are her hobbies, and in the field of first-classes
she has few rivals. Her personality, plus her
ability, augur well for the future.
Ron. has two worries: One is life; so is the
other. What with being wedded to an ancient
bus, and being pestered with repair bills,
punctures, and speed cops, he has no reason
to complain of a dull life. He once played
rugby, but hockey, marksmanship, hunting and
logging are his long suits, and he can even
swim a yard or two when the occasion (being
the duck demands. He hails from Echo Bay,
but his real address is the Arena. His achievements are devising a three-day-a-week time
table, and leading the History 6 class (to the
B for the Bachelor's degree you will win;
E for the Ever-kind mood you are in;
R for Romance, Bert, Riches, Renown;
T for a Twinkle in dark eyes of brown;
H for the droll sort  of Humor that's yours;
A for the fun that your presence Assures.
"Quel est cet admirable objet?"
Johnnie is the most handsome boy in our
class. Reason? All the rest are men. His
chief youthful characteristic is the rather boyish
attitude he takes regarding socialism. He hails
from South Van.; hence he is quite clever, and
hopes to take Dr. Ashton's place some day.
Is it his presidency of "La Canadienne" that
hinders his studies, or is it "sa femme"?
Question: Where does he spend his noon-
hour on fine days?
Page Thirty-five THE
One of those birds from Victoria. Rather
flighty, especially where the fair sex are
concerned. Toys with History, Economics and
English when not otherwise engaged. Pet
diversions: Playing poker, sitting in the front
row at the Royal, and talking to Freshettes.
Charlie joined us at the beginning of our third
year. He has been one of the mainstays of
the Historical Society and a prominent member
of "La Causerie." Known everywhere by:
"O moans!"
Elsie might be called a variable quantity,
as she is subject to moods varying from the
highest elation to the deepest despair. Her
ambitions, like her courses, are divided between
Mathematics and English. We believe, too,
that she has a weakness for writing plays and
short stories on the side. Her interest in
mathematics is evinced by the fact that this
year she has made a very efficient secretary
of the Math. Club. Worst habit: Arriving
late to Math, lectures. Pet aversions: Oscul-
inflection and osculation.
"Fair daffodils, we weep to see you haste
away so soon."
Dave came to us from South Wellington.
There seems to be some attraction across the
Gulf other than coal. Perhaps it is those coal-
black eyes. Besides taking English and
History honors, he is vice-captain of the Third
Soccer team, sporting editor of the "Ubyssey"
and a member of the staff of the "Sun."
Dave has two chief worries. One is getting
up before 8.30. The other is making his
essays reach sixty pages and then figuring out
where he lost the other mark.
Blue eyes, fair hair, rosy cheeks, a cheerful,
sunny disposition, and a keen sense of humor.
Full of "pep," especially at class parties and
"soirees." Quiet—at times. Katie has indulged in a well-mixed University course, with
History predominating, and is an active
member of "La Causerie." It is rumored that
she also has other "college interests," both
large and small, but on this space does not
permit us to enlarge.
Having a genius for respecting traditions—
tactfulness, if you must! and a dispassionate
yet unflagging interest in the rank and file,
Tommy has proved a distinctive student
leader. Our last marshal and first Men's
Undergrad. president is an agreeable practiser
of irony and believes in education. He has
artistic stirrings within him, cultivates individuality in dress, and has a morbid habit
of concealing beetles and other biological game
about the council rooms. Might become
Governor of India.    Absolution!
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Our dark, silent man—at least, silent at
times. Gord. was spare on the team that met
the Oxford debaters in 1925, and scarlet fever
prevented him from engaging in a battle of
words with the Saskatchewan team the same
year. This year he debated against the latter
University, however. He is an accomplished
member of the Players' Club and an unnatural
lover of Ec. As for women—they are Gord's
pet abomination.
Dot is generally seen going to or from a
History lecture, in company with another of
the same turn of mind. She is diligent,
studious and conscientious, and on better
acquaintance reveals a sense of humor and a
love of fun coupled with a practical mind.
She is a well-known member of "La Causerie"
and the Philosophy Club, besides being a good
worker of the S.C.M. Altogether, Dot is a
girl of the highest ideals, a jolly pal, and a
good sport.
Dear Mabel:
Isn't Walter the darlingest boy? We all
call him the fair-haired Apollo, because he's
always apologizing; and, of course, those curls.
Careful, Mabel, don't fall, 'cause he's awful
fickle, and anyhow he's trying to study this
year. You'd never dream that he had been
president of the Literary and Scientific, and
president of his Sophomore year. Don't you
just love to see him blush?
Jeannie joined our ranks in the junior year,
after spending two years with '25 and a year
in the Old Country. She is interested in
English and French, and helps her class in the
annual relay. The last two years she has
been on the Senior "A" Basketball Team, this
year having been a capable president of the
Women's Basketball Club. Jeannie frequently
accompanies our song practices and has even
been known to perform on the saxophone.
Known as Bert. He is one of our enthusiastic
class workers—remember the hot-dog stand.
If you want anything done, just ask Bert.—
he is always ready. During the past year
he has been guardian of the class shekels.
He takes Mathematics and Physics, and
constantly laments that no girls are taking
experimental optics, especially while in the
dark room. Favorite expression: "Ma, can
I have two pieces of pie?" Main failings:
.Vice-Presidents, picture shows for two, and
dances, too.
Page   Thirty-seven THE        UNIVERSITY       OF      BRITISH      COLUMBIA
A Renaissance gentleman (from Victoria),
who has wandered into the Twentieth Century.
George is a familiar figure at social functions,
a contributor to a variety of periodicals, a
member of the Letters Club, a feature editor
of the Ubyssey, a relay runner, an actor, an
(alleged) erstwhile philanderer. He also wields
a wicked hockey stick on the windy plains of
Brockton Point. Has made two appearances
at the Orpheum, supported fairly adequately
by Robert Mantell and Julia Arthur.
"Like music on the waters,
Is thy sweet voice to me."
Varsity life without the Musical Society
would be rather dull for Jean. It is there she
finds an outlet for a liberal share of her surplus
energy. French dramatics, too, appeal to her.
Was it not she who played the part of Marie
so charmingly in ?
"I am always in haste, but never in a hurry"
—Except in the Relay. Dave is our leading
iconoclast—an intellectual sentimentalist—and
his interest in the Social Science Club is other
than academic. He is noted for his lackadaisical attitude and his irresponsible and
supine methods of pursuing the elusive knowledge. He has high hopes of making a fortune
out of wealthy criminals; but, so far, all we
can hear is, "Can't afford it."
"Full of pep"—that's Dorothy, better known
as "Dot." She delights in dancing and is
very much interested in Freshmen. She is a
valuable and well-known member of the
"Ubyssey" staff. Throughout her entire course
Dorothy has been keenly interested in Philosophy and English, Thomas Hardy being one
of her idols. She intends to do post-graduate
work in Philosophy. It is Philosophy or
English she discusses while strolling the streets
of our campus?    We wonder!
To his prospective congregation, we furnish
the following information:
Outstanding feature—goggles.
Present occupation—deeply in love.
Character—uprightly saintly.
Personality—silently influential.
From the foregoing data, it may be gathered
that the "saint" chose the appropriate path
when he began his University career as a
theolog. We sincerely hope that he will be
the medium of salvation for the "great unwashed."
Page   Thirty-eight THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Arts '26 Class History
(Continued from Page Eight)
In debating and oratory we have one of the best records ever held
by any class. In our first year, Susumu Kobe won the men's oratorical
contest. In our second year, W. C. Murphy and S. Kobe represented
Varsity in intercollegiate debates. In our third year, the ranks
of our intercollegiate debaters were swelled by G. Telford, H. Purdy
and M. Hunter. In this, our last year, we have broken all pre
vious records. In the Prairie Inter'University Debating League we
were represented by G. Telford, H. Purdy and R. Palmer. W. C.
Murphy and M. Hunter are to debate against California, and S. Kobe
against the Imperial Debaters. Gordon Telford won the Oratorical.
Jean Graham and Helen Dobie won against the College of Puget Sound.
On the Publications Board we are well represented. Earle Birney,
editor'in'chief of the Ubyssey; Sadie Boyles and W. C. Murphy, senior
editors; Marion Smith, associate editor; D'Arcy Marsh, literary editor;
and G. Vincent, feature editor, are all members of '26. Wanetta Leach,
editor of the "Annual," is also one of our journalists.
The Players' Club has been another field for the talents of individual
members of our class ever since our first year. We claim the president,
Alfreda Berkeley, and three members of the cast of "Pygmalion," Isobel
Barton, Honor Kidd, and DArcy Marsh, as well as numerous other
devotees of the dramatic art.
As befits the senior year in Arts, half of the Students' Council
members come from it. These are Tommy Taylor (M.U.S.), Lenora
Irwin (W.U.S.), Flora Musgrave (W.A.S.), and Earle Birney (Editor'in'
Chief). Even in our junior year we were represented by Tommy Taylor
and Walter Turnbull.
In social affairs, Arts '26 has been the admitted leader of Varsity
ever since its arrival. The Freshman Class Party of 1922 set a standard
which has only been rivalled by the succeeding class parties of '26. Now,
in our last year, we have arranged a senior ball, in unison with the senior
classes of Agriculture and Science, thus establishing a precedent for
future graduating years.
Such is our record in the usual spheres of University activity. The
individuality of the class, however, has been shown in other ways. In
our Junior year it became the fashion to put on pep meetings of an elaborate
nature in order to advertise coming events and to attract attention to
the necessity for student support.
Early in the fall term we had a beautiful grill; but, alas, nothing to
eat. Our class executive, divinely inspired, established a "hot'dog"
stand, gaining at one time the thanks of a hungry student body and a
considerable sum for the campaign fund.
Here, perhaps, we might insert a word of thanks to the executive
who have steered us so well through the troubles and trials of this year.
(Continued on Page Eighty-eight)
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Arts '27
A LTHOUGH few laurels of interclass achievement wreathe the
^*- Junior brows of Arts '27, the class has played a worthy part in college
work; so worthy, in fact, that a complete history of the late year would
be not only interesting to the reader, but also entirely creditable to the
class. The salient activities only may be dealt with in the limited space
which offers; but they alone are of such a character as to indicate the
excellent spirit that has held the class together.
A fortunate choice of chief executive insured to the class the success
that energy and application can bring; and David Sturdy has been in a
word "peppery" to such an extent that a dash of his animation flavored
all class undertakings. He was assisted wholeheartedly both by his
executive and the class members, the former being made up of Jean Gilley,
VicePresident; Margaret Keillor, Secretary; Katherine Reid, Women's
Athletic Representative; Phyllis Hemsworth, Women's Literary Re
presentative; Orlo Hood, Deputy Treasurer; Hector Monro, Treasurer;
William Ingledew, Men's Athletic Representative; Edmund Morrison,
Men's Literary Representative; David Warden, Class Reporter. And
ably assisting both executive and class, our Honorary President, Dr.
Boggs, sincerely interested and in like measure interesting, has been a
valued friend to us all.
The class functions were characterized by that excellent spirit of
camaraderie that is always in evidence when the class puts aside academic
responsibility and cries, "On with the dance." A hike to Capilano
Canyon in the middle of the fall term surpassed the expectations of even
those who had been more sanguine in hopes than the weather warranted.
This first event was, however, outdone by the signal success of the class
party held on the eighteenth of February. As hosts to many members
of other classes, Arts '27 left little undone to make all things good to the
superlative degree. Orchestra, novelties, and refreshments combined
were of an order seldom seen at an affair of this sort and contributed to
the passing of a memorable evening.
The annual relay race, in which a team was duly entered, was not
for our winning, as it was in our Sophomore year. At the same time,
praise alone can be accorded the eight men who represented the class
on the twentyfourth of February, and in the consciousness of a good
race well run and well lost, the class rests content. The 1926 team
was made up of Elliott, Bailey, Dalrymple, MacLean, Groves, McKenzie,
Clark and Mottley.
The foregoing gives a mere outline of the work undertaken by the
class and makes no mention of the many members who have contributed
individually to all branches of university activities; and therein Arts '27
has done her greatest work and is remembered in her Junior year. And
now, as place is given to the new Junior class, and the place is taken of
the passing class of Seniors, Arts '27 carries with her into her last year
a tradition of work cheerfully undertaken and well achieved.
Arts 78
10, and behold, even as the nation of students, known as the tribe
-^ of the University, drew nigh unto the Promised Land in the faroff
Point Grey; even so, along with them did migrate the lesser band of
pilgrims to the lofty regions of the Sophites. And when they were
arrived at their destination, then did they cogitate greatly, saying unto
each other: "Verily, brethren, now is the time for us to choose from
out the humble members of the flock one to lead us and guide us in the
paths of righteousness, now that we have attained unto the land into
which the great father, Moses, has led us." And the various personages
of the tribe, after great and serious consideration, did finally elect one by
the name of Brown to guide their destinies throughout the age. Thus
did it fall upon his shoulders to lead his tribe through all the troubles
of the time to come. And with him were chosen several others who
were to help him in administering the affairs of the tribe. Thereupon
did the leader and his helpers set themselves about to lead the flock in
a manner well becoming such a saintly herd. Many and great were the
deeds of valor accomplished during the reign of this saintly being. For,
lo! first of all there came a great occasion upon which it behooved the
tribe to migrate to the great and vast wilderness of the Park called Stanley,
there to disport themselves in the greatest of all sports, the contest of
toe stepping. Having vanquished their opponents at this mighty game,
they returned to their native haunts, there to prepare for the next mammoth
contest. And after the period of tribal festivity had ceased, then once
again did the leaders take it upon their august personages to prepare
for a great contest against the rest of the tribes of the nation. Night
and day did the leaders of the tribe of the Sophites struggle and strive
in practice, until finally the great day arrived. Then did the lusty sons
of the nation strive in arms and Badminton racquets against the Grey'
beards, commonly called the Seniors, the Juniors and the Green Ones
or the Froshites. An, lo! the angel of the Lord, Fortune, shone round
about them and did smite the enemy into terror, and the foe were sore
afraid. Thus did our noble army rise and conquer the enemy. And,
lo! in the contests of the men all but one sole tribe of the enemy were
vanquished and the noble women of the tribe conquered all before them.
Then did come in close succession the annual reunion of the tribe on
the 12th day of the second moon of the New Year, at which all did
disport themselves and wax exceedingly joyful. But now the time drew
to a close for which the Brown one was to lead the flock, and there was
much weeping and gnashing of teeth, because the folk of the tribe were
aware that the time was at hand when they would leave the land of
the Sophites where they had prospered so exceedingly well in order to
advance onward to the more forbidding land of the Juniorites. After
much sorrowing, however, the old and feeble were left behind to spend
the remainder of their days in the land of the Sophites and the other
followers bent themselves to the task of the new journey with their
faces ever looking "onwards and upwards to the light."
Arts '29
AS the first Freshman class to attend the Point Grey buildings, we feel
highly honored—at least we did, after a few minor comforts, such
as chairs, lockers, grill, and so on, were provided. But, apart from that,
we really do feel the responsibility of our position. During the short
year we have spent at Varsity, we have had many novel adventures
which other Freshman classes have not experienced. We have had the
distinction (Ahem!) of undergoing the new form of initiation, and the
pleasure of wearing a green band.
Arts '29 has made itself famous in practically every activity of
college life. Some of our major sport achievements are the winning of
the honors at Banff and at the interclass swimming meet. Also, this
is the second Freshman class to win the Arts '20 relay. Because of the
Murphies and Bill Weeks, we have accomplished great things in debating
circles. We even have several members in the Players' Club. As for
executive ability, an eminent professor is reported to have declared that
we have lots of that, and that the University should be quite famous
by 1929. Of course, this may be flattery, but we are inclined to believe
his prognostications.
Memorable events of the year were our most successful pep meeting,
the Frosh reception, class dance, "Stroll," and last term's hike. Many
are the marvellous things which have happened since the University
of British Columbia was first honored by our presence—too many to
tell of here.
We feel that these insignificant ramblings are not complete without
some expression of our gratitude to Professor Wood, our Honorary
President, for his many kindnesses toward us. Always appreciative and
helpful, ready to praise and to criticize when criticism was necessary,
and ever inciting us to a greater effort, he will always be, to us, the ideal
Honorary President.
Dunn                                   T.    Burgess
MacDonald                         P.   Taylor
Hyndman                           J.   Chapelle
Winter                                 M.   Hockeridgc
The Class History of Applied Science '26
THE class of Science '26 is about to complete its fivcyear course and
enter the struggle for existence. Next autumn will see its members
widely scattered and engaged in work applying to their various professions.
It is fitting that, at this time, we should look back to review our class
Four years is a short time, geologically speaking, so we recall quite
vividly the trials of a firsryear science undergraduate. That chastening
of the spirit which all undergo who take "descrip.," physics, mechanics
and calcus, did not deter us from taking a part in the eventful happenings
of 1922. The student campaign was the milestone which marked our
first year, and our part in it was enthusiastically upheld. In interclass
sports, determination made up where technique was lacking. The annual
class party marked the founding of one of our most enjoyable and successful
Second year may be described as "worse, and more of it," in regard
to mechanics and calcus. Fortunately, we still suffered together, and
this firmly established the spirit of cooperation which has stood us in
good stead during the last two years.
At the beginning of our third year we became divided into several
groups. The mechanical and electrical engineers repaired to the now
historic Dugout, where they found the third and fourth year civils already
in possession. If those old rafters could talk, what would they not
reveal! The two miners sought the sunny porch of the old mining
building, but were carefully chaperoned by the geologists. The forestry
quartet occupied the outlook and greatly miss that central location this
year. Third year was characterized by higher marks on the average
and a more serious outlook on life. Summer experience was beginning
to give an added interest to the work, while furnishing material for the
greatest works of fiction.
On returning from the summer's employment as lofty seniors, we
found that the University was really at Point Grey. We recall our
awe on entering the Library. The engineering departments have been
well cared for at our new home, and it is an honor to be the first science
class to graduate from the Point Grey site. Another event which augurs
well for the future of our University is the union of Arts, Agriculture
and Science to form one Senior Graduating Class. We hope that this
union will promote a spirit of hearty co'operation between the three
faculties, so necessary in the development of our young University, and
that future classes will see fit to follow our example.
(Continued on Page Fifty one)
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Forestry '26; a man of money; in short,
treasurer of our Alma Mater Society. He
may be seen at almost any time seated at his
desk in the council office, pawing over countless
budgets or signing checks for odd thousands
without even the slightest trace of nervousness.
Gordon was president of his class last year
and in spare time(?) goes in for golfing, duck-
shooting, timber cruising, and, it is rumored,
New Year's parties. Yes, it's common knowledge; she goes to  Varsity,  too.
Bill is the biggest of the "Big Four" Mechanicals. Guides the destinies of the Varsity
Bowing Club. Greatest ambition: To send
an "eight" to Poughkeepsie. Plays on the
McKechnie Cup Team, when not crocked.
As treasurer of Men's Athletic Association
last year, acquired the habit of missing lectures
—still has it. Can always be found—somewhere on the campus. Greatest aversions:
Nine o'clock lectures and afternoon labs.
Carl is very well versed in the three R's —
Running, Rowing, Rugger. His attainments
do not end here. He is an active member of
the Musical Society, being its vice-president.
His favorite fruit is a trilobite on the half
shell, though music is his most nourishing diet.
Yes, he is a geologist and a keen boy to travel
in the hills. We're pretty safe in predicting
a well rounded  career for  Carl.
Forestry '26; hails from Victoria, but he's
outgrown that. Ed.'s record with us includes
two years with the Senior "A" Basketball
Team, president of Men's Basketball 1923-24,
vice-president of the S.M.U.S. this year and
timber cruising for the B.C. Forest Branch
in the summers. He never allows business to
interfere with pleasure and yet, by some happy
faculty, the business invariably seems to come
out all right, too. Yes, she used to go to
Varsity, but she's teaching school now.
"Wee" Bobby is more braw than he sounds,
for he made a particularly able full-back at
grass hockey this year and sang lustily in the
Musical Society as a primus donnus. But
when the boy works, the bridges fly and first
classes come as a matter of course to this
promising civil engineer. Highest ambition—
to remove those piles from the Pitt River.
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Sane and sober, Britt. carries with him our
respect. He has been a prominent figure on
the rugby team for four years, and last year
was president of the Science Men's Undergraduate Society. Combined with a great
store of humor, he has lately shown surprising
gleams of intelligence, which bids fair to place
him high in the ranks of geologists. His
personality is so well known at Varsity that
the best we can say is that he's just Britt.
"Buck" aspires to be an electrical engineer.
He warbles a mean note and drives a Ford
(sometimes). A hound for work, but takes
time to attend dances. He is outstanding
amongst his fellow electricals—he has red hair.
We could never understand his associations
with the Civil Department until we took the
Colonel's "get-rich-quick lectures." Perhaps
he will amount to something.
Forestry '26; a little older, perhaps, but
still "one of the boys." After ten years of
wandering on the prairies, Joe trekked to
"the promised land," for, as he says, "Lumber
looked good to me." Joe has no sympathy
at all with people who grow trees—his big
aim is to "fell and cut the stuff, turn it over
and collect." He believes that thirty-five
hours per week is totally inadequate for the
Foresters—they should attend lectures on
Saturday afternoons as well.
Forestry '26; slow and deliberate, but sure
and dependable as the crack of doom. Fred,
has always shown an interest in all forms of
student activity, has been president of the
Soccer Club, president of Men's Athletics, and
yet has somehow been able to "fool 'em"
each term when final exams, loom up. It is
rumored that Fred, is deeply interested in
and is a hearty booster of the B.C.E.R., but
we, who are on "the inside," know that this
apparent interest is not so much from a transportation standpoint but rather exerts itself
towards the office end of the organization.
The smiling youth with a magnetic personality. To offset this defect, he sports an
"Overland Four" (strange tales have been
heard of its nocturnal excursions}. If "Monty"
can sell his car at fifteen cents a rattle he will
be a millionaire. What he docs, good; what
he doesn't, just as good; what he doesn't say,
not much; what he says, censored; what he
thinks he knows, women and children; what
he knows, ask G. Sinclair S. Nevertheless,
his determination and independence assure him
a bright and successful future.
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"An' I nearly died laughin'." Bill, alias
Napoleon, is the smallest living authority on
the pre-Cambriau of British Columbia. But
Mertel, great things come in small parcels
when he opens the K Cu. His favorite dish
is macaroni with ammonites on the half shell,
and he holds anyone in awe who "throws a
diamond" with a claw hammer. However, as
president of Science '26, he has steered the
ship through its first and last year at Point
Grey. When Bill sallies forth with his hammer,
geological engineering will come into its own.
Popularly known as "Joe." Should be
called "Sunny Jim," as nobody has ever seen
him downcast. Besides being president of the
Musical Society, Joe has a weakness for women
and grass hockey. He has two great ambitions.
The first is to get H.V.W. to realize what is
wrong with the Players' Club. The second is
to put U.B.C. on the map in hockey. Is
always ready to help in explaining difficulties,
as Dr. Schofield or Dr. Hebb will acknowledge
"Don't argue!" for in spite of putting the
"harm" in "harmony" his middle name savors
of the Marquis of Queensbury. When not
kidding "Wee Bobby," he may be found anywhere on the campus but the civil drafting
room. That determined jaw is a powerful
asset to the McKechnie Cup Team. He is
now prepared to follow the civil engineer's
pastime of moving the Vanderbilt vault, but
will probably turn to grand opera.
"Get your checks going"
"Heggie" is one of the best known men on
the campus. Though his fame as Canada's
premier goal keeper is known in far-off Australia,
he is the most modest of men. He resides in
the distant jungle of North Vancouver, but
still finds time to dabble in electrical engineering
at Point Grey. When he journeys east this
summer in pursuit of the elusive ohm, he will
carry with him our respect. Greatest horror—
to get a short dancing partner.
Hal (Beaver) is at heart a rover and sees
in the study of Geology the realization of his
desire to roam. Already wrinkles may be
seen round his eyes, characteristic of the
outdoor man and explorer. He disapproves
of co-education and is possessed of never-
failing good humor and subtle wit, which is
greatly to his credit. He has been heard to
say that exams, are a joke, but as he gets first-
class in everything, the joke seems to be on
the rest of the class.
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"Jim," alias Hamish, or Oh, Min! can draw
most anything, including "byes." When a
fellow needs a friend, Jim is always to be
found. As president of the Engineering
Discussion Club, he at times rises to flights
of oratory which will probably help him with
the cayuses this summer. Never trust him
with a swarm of bees, as he is as fond of a
joke as the next one. He throws a wicked
"diamond" and spurns the rugged hills, but
will break down and cry like a child if denied
his porridge.
George is a man of simple taste. Give him
a pack and a mountain to climb and he is
quite happy. He's not immune from the
blandishments of the fair ones, although, as
far as we know, he is still safe. It is not easy
to say in what he is most brilliant. As far ,
as scholastic records are concerned, you must
look near the top of the list to find his name.
He's a dark horse, is George.
"Tam." is a grass hockey player de luxe,
who hails from Haney. Spends his spare time
either wielding the hickory at Brockton Point,
or persuading a Ford truck (1870 model) over
the worst roads he can find outside the city.
On relay races, Tam. is right there, preferring
the lap with the steepest hill (down). Expects
to spend the rest of his life burning out generators and blowing fuses. The best note-taker
since the flood. Favorite expression: "Listen,
Can usually be seen in mechanical draughting
room with a thermos in one hand and a three-
inch cheese sandwich in the other—hence
"Hungry." Colonel Wilkin estimated that
Frank's Ford will, in twenty years, cost him
$42,367.53. Fights shy of women. Favorite
expression: "Say, fellows, what's the use?"
Notwithstanding these drawbacks, he manages
to keep up his own end in his work. Won
undying fame by beating "Bobby" in third •
Curtis decided on a life of toil, so joined the '
Mechanicals. When not otherwise occupied,
he may be seen and heard in the mechanical
drafting room. His singing may lead to fame
or to his sudden demise. From Westminster, but his only form of insanity is regular
appearance at nine o'clock lectures. As
curator of athletics, he became acquainted
with Vancouver's old clothes dealers and
fitted his Ford with balloon tires. Since then,
he has had the nerve to get himself elected
as class secretary-treasurer. Weaknesses: Dane- ■
ing, Mech. 10, and "poppa."
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As he is this year's Rhodes scholar, Harry's
versatility speaks for itself. As president of
the Grass Hockey Club, his chief ambition
is to win a. game. As a geologist, he craves
the location of a rich platinum deposit. A
psychologist, his constant admonition is to
"Steer clear of the women, me boy." Weakness:
Rend(er)ing light opera  during labs.
Dear Clementina:
We have the dearest man in our year. He
is a reserved, quiet (?) Englishman, and can
be seen almost any day working on those
nasty dirty engines in the Mechanical Building.
But he can dance! We hear wonderful
stories of his songs and actions during the
week-end parties of the Outdoors Club. Now,
Clementina, I haven't told you 'alf about him,
but I think that it would be "orl rite" to meet
Norah is a firm believer in the saying:
"Books make up no small part of human
happiness." When she isn't buried in a book
she is wishing she was. Being president of the
Nursing Undergraduate Society has kept
Norah busy, when she wasn't indulging in
some thirty hours a week of lectures. The
good friend of everyone who knows her, even
though it is hard to break through her reserve
at times. We are glad she came all the wa\
from Northern Saskatchewan to take this
course with us.
Margaret started her college career with
Arts '25, but thought better of it, and in her
second year entered the ranks of nursing.
She is not only a brilliant student, but also
takes a leading part in other college activities.
She has twice held office on the class executive,
and is an active member of the Musical Society.
One of Margaret's chief accomplishments is
public speaking, and, looking into the future,
we see her swaying her audience in the cause
of public health.
"She is just that quiet kind, whose nature
never varies."
We have often wondered what would happen
if Florence ever got really angry. Although
a conscientious student, revelling in such
difficult subjects as Epidemiology and Vital
Statistics, she takes a willing and active part
in all the society functions. It has even been
rumored that Florence is taking dancing
lessons before starting out in her capacity
of district nurse. Her eye is on the Provincial
Board Scholarship this spring.
The Class History of Applied Science '26
(Continued from Page Forty five)
We realize that an engineering student, on graduation, is by no
means a finished product. A few basic ideas have been grasped, but
the real work is just beginning. Slightly at loss, we turn to the two
sources of inspiration which have guided us over a course which few
find easy. We admire the engineering professors as men of scholastic
attainment and wide practical experience. When their lectures have
long been forgotten, however, they will be remembered as men of person'
ality, graced with the spirit of good fellowship. Further inspiration
comes from the students of applied science who have preceded us into
the engineering world. Many of them have great scholastic ability,
coupled with strong characters, and have set a high standard by which
we, in our turn, will be judged. Science '26 must make good as in'
dividuals in order that the standing of our engineering graduates may
not be lowered. We do not bid Alma Mater adieu, for, although dis'
persed and engaged in various occupations, our interest in and affection
for her will never become estranged.
*     *     *
Deer Mertel:
RED a yarn in Programs Pilgress, and, my deer, I neerly dyed lafiing.
You no or you don't no, as Prof. Thompson says, in the days of shiverly
a father gave his son a soot of EverBrite aluminum ware and sent him
out to seek his fortune, if any. Well, in this story, Mertel, a man named
Dr. Klinck had some twenty'two brite boys under his cair and wen they
cud tell a golden rool from a slide rool he gave them each a sheep skin
to keep them warm on cold nites and bad them go forth take the world
by the tail and make much masuma.
It was at the cold grey donn of the next day wen they departed
and the teers shed by the coeds made a river witch made the Ore Dressing
2 lab. look dry. Jim Pollock was asking Tarr the cook if he was quite
sure they wud have enuff porridge witch awakened a happy memory
in Francis' mind and reeching into his lunch trunk he produced the
inevitable sandwich. The geologists neerly broke up the expidishun
by wanting to take there tame trilobites along, but the mechanicals
refused to carry there shair of the fodder for these interesting quadrepeds.
Timleck appeared followed by six men and a boy carrying the money
bags of '26. He deposited them in Hale's car witch, according to the
Curnell's figures in Civil 18, has only cost him $200,000 to date. When
the foresters had packed there last saw and the last diamond was thrown
the outfit pulled for those grate open spaces where men is men but wood'
ticks is WOODTICKS.
They watched the bobbin' packs and squirmed in there saddles for
three days, Mertel.    At the end of this time they was reddy to sell
(Continued on Page One Hundred and Twenty-two)
Page Fifty-one
Science '27
AFTER being confined to the oppressive influences of Fairview, Science
'27 viewed the changed classrooms and laboratories with a feeling
of awe and pride. Their first year in the new buildings has been a very
prosperous one in all the fields of college activity.
The class has among its members many men who have represented
their college in different sports. Gordon and Kidd were successful in
making a place on the first rugby team.- Soccer received such men as
Phillips, Millar, Leek, Wainman and Shannon. Gale proved himself a
competent secretary of the Soccer Club. Gill attended to the finances
of the Men's Athletics. Oliver was one of our outstanding members,
both as an international debater and as president of the Literary and
Scientific Department. The S.M.U.S. was efficiently conducted by
Phillips, Barnsley, Matthews and Hartley.
The president of the class, "Dad" Hartley, proved very capable.
The class party was a great success, chiefly due to "Dad" and his able
assistant, "Terry," who made the party possible by accepting the position
of treasurer for the class. The class has done very well in inter'class
sports, for which the credit goes to Brown, the athletic representative
of the class. The surprise of the year was furnished by Science '27
challenging any class to a five'man billiard competition, and they have
not yet been defeated.
The members of this class have now definitely decided what kind
of engineers they wish to become, and keen rivalry exists between the
different departments.
The Mechanical and Electrical department is the most popular, and
is composed of men who think their line is steam and hot air. In most
cases they appear to have chosen wisely.
The Geologists are few in number, but this is probably due to the
fact that few men are drawn to fossils.
The Miners are well known, because of the radical views held by
most of them. This gives this department the reputation of being in
sympathy with Bolshevik principles.
The Chemicals are popular with Freshettes and are frequently
seen putting in spare time in the Chem. I. Lab.
The Foresters are different; a fact which was proven by their "Shep'
herd" in the Christmas Plays.
The Civils are very much interested in stars, and can thus do their
cramming in many and varied locations.
Prof.—This lecture is apt to be somewhat embarrassing.    If any men
or women care to leave they may.
Student (in bac\ of room)—Professor, may I invite some of my friends?.
—Western U. Gazette.
Science '28
A   DARK night and   a full moon, a can'opener, and a bottle of	
•*■ "Hell," said Hatch, as he staggered out of Butch Jones' saloon,
"Pete's Mooy'beer will kill me yet, if Astell's polar cakes don't first.
I gotta hustle up to John J's." Whereupon he increased his velocity
according to the law F = ma, and reached Scott's hangout 2.7182818
minutes before the close of the dance (work done—R (T!—T2). "Hey,
Dave; show Ed. the way to go home," hollered Mounce, as he gave
Groggy Goranson the bounce. Just then the rest of the gang hurtled
out. "C'mon home, gang," drawled Young, "We gotta get down to the
bunk house."
Silence. The same full moon looked down upon a now peaceful
scene—the same can'opener and bottle of .
The smouldering sun rose above the western plains, to gaze only
upon a scene of toothpicks and empty bottles. Crash! Bang! The silence
was broken by Morris' Bell clanging the summons to roll out and man
the Canfield pumps, stretching the endless chain of steel yet another
mile across the unbroken desert. "Here's your mush gang," called
Crickmay. Then Stew Terhune strolled up. "What's doing today,
boss?" queried McQuarrie. "Hey, Andy, take those three bums—
Hodgins, Doberer and Bailey—and complete the survey to Bellingham;
and you, Crawford, sling the gang into the mulligan car and take 'em
to the railhead."
Half'way there, Gibson woke up, and, rising to his full depth on
a case of whiskey (empty), deplored the present musical deficiency of the
past in Thibet.
On reaching the scene of the daily grind, Connacher yelled, "S'C'
28'28'hike." Tupper made a fake pass with a rail to Gus, who went
over with a tie around his neck. Gord. converted. Whereupon
Touzeau and Tokanaga carried the "blonde flash" off the field. Sinclair
sauntered soulfully around the cow'ditcher, licking his lips; "Gee, that
was swell ice cream, gang." Then Stewardson, the grade boss, yelled
from the caboose, "The next curve will be r = a (I+e cosB), and don't
put the ties too close; they cost money."
Suddenly Woodman burst forth, "I say there, Tom, what say we
make a shuttle'cock out of a track'spike and have a game?" Just then
Newmarch, boss engineer, blew in with a couple of Harvie's maps under
his arm. "Hey, Sangha, what th' — do you think this is, Wednesday
afternoon? That track is upside down, flop it over, Dhut." Then
Duncan came back, "Your azimuth's out of phase, the track's fine, but your
horn-rims are wrong side up."
On the horizon a rising cloud of dust rapidly grew larger, and Far
rington burst from it. Hardly had he come within sight when he yelled,
"Get on your strips, fellahs, and make a dash for Bellingham. The
surveyors have tied in so tight that they can't drag themselves away,
and we'll have to go and help them."
N^L' V/avj
The Bishop, although no Swift Workman, was a Darling Car-
penter. While on the Hunt for Martin, he always shook a Legg,
exclaiming to his Pretious Sargent: "Anybody here seen Kelley?
Ogawa, Dahmi, and you, don't be Rude Nicki ,for tcnight, in the Hall,
the Carver and Baker will reign supreme and Sparks will fly, for Duck'
bring and fun will be had by all."
Arts '29:    How kum youse Science
guys get  so  much milk to drink for
Sc. '29:    Aw, we got Doc. Hebb's
goat at Xmas.
Teddy likes 'em fat,
And Looey likes 'em lean,
So that, you see, between them both,
They picked the campus clean.
As Baron Munchausen hath often said: "You're a better man than
I am, Leask of din."
(Copyright B.C. 77)
'Everybody happy on this?"
T have marked absent Messrs. "
'When I was down at Shawnigan Falls "
"Need I go further?    Questions?"
"I will now rebat this angle, ain't she."
"If you will all gather round, I will "
"To-day we have a three-geared, reversible, double-acting lemon
squeezer, and    —"
Why Dr. D k calls us gentlemen so many times in one lecture?
What price Woodworth?
Why Stevie doesn't give himself up?
Why Joe wears purple garters?
Jack's attraction for the Arts building.
The Department of Nursing
HpHE last year has witnessed some very extensive alterations in the
■*-   Department of Nursing.    We now have classrooms and offices, and
a study room of our very own on the top floor of the Science building.
Last July, Dr. H. W. Hill was appointed head of the Department
of Nursing and Public Health. All those who have been privileged to
work with him during the past year enjoyed his lectures, full as they were
of original humor and vivid tales of what happened in Minnesota many
years ago.
It was with genuine regret that we bade good'bye to Miss Ethel
I. Johns, R.N., who guided the combined course with such a faithful
and capable hand. Miss Johns is now engaged in research work with
the Rockefeller Foundation in France.
Miss Mabel F. Gray, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing, has
proved herself a very efficient successor to Miss Johns. It has been
a difficult task to make all the new adjustments in one year, but Miss
Gray, by her sympathy and ability, has made herself the friend of every
one interested in the course.
The social functions of the year go to prove that the Nursing course
is not "all work and no play." The first of these was a tea early in the
fall term to welcome Miss Gray, our new Professor. In the month of
January, a very successful bridge was held under the auspices of the
Nursing Society, to raise funds for the Women's Union Building. On
February the sixteenth, a dance was held at Willow Hall, which was
one of the most delightful functions of the year.
A great deal of credit for the success of the year is undoubtedly due
to the enthusiastic and efficient administration. Miss Norah Armstrong
proved a very capable President, and, under her direction, a very interest'
ing program has been developed. The executive for the year was as
follows: President, Miss Norah Armstrong; Secretary, Miss Toddie
Tisdall; Treasurer, Miss Hedwig Hillas; Literary Representative, Miss
Margaret Kerr.
*     *     *
Arts 77
(Long After Homer)
Cold blew the winds about the walls of Troy;
The Sturdy peasants shivered by the fire.
But hark!    The Grecian Gillies whistled loud
From the Reids along the stream.    In the town,
The noble Hector Blanched with boding fear.
"Now may Olympian Jove Hoodwink the Greeks
Or lo!   They'll fall on us and take the town—
Evil has come and Morrison the way
Whene'er the Greeks bring Keillor craft upstream!"
Thus spake the ancient Warden of the gate,
What time he stared abroad into the night,
And glooming fear did Phyllis Cup of Thought.
—Translated by W. Ingledew.
The Class History of Agriculture '26
CTARS glittering in a cloudless sky, the soft rustle of the breeze murmur'
^ ing through the nodding tips of the poplars. The faint hum of a
myriad insects. Afar the lights of the clubhouse vie with the distant
stars in brightness. From the verandah a light laugh, a snatch of song,
bringing with it elusive, haunting memories—memories of youth, of joy,
of laughter—life. Slowly the memories of years gone by, of almost
forgotten episodes, take shape. The years have rolled backward, and
once more the past is pulsing with life.
A clear, soft morning in September. The warm greetings of friends
reunited—cheerful, carefree laughter—reminiscences interchanged- nar
ratives of the summer—and twelve aimless, unplaced strangers. Some
of these strangers greeted by former friends, but most of them uneasy,
hesitant.    What was in store for them?
The passage of days the feeling of being uncertain of one's exact
footing—of being on the fringe of this crowd of sophisticated, carefree,
or dignified people. Confused memories of bus rides, of rags, of scraps.
Ah! Those were irresponsible days. We were masters of our fate,
captains of our souls. Life lay before us. We had gathered together
from all corners of the earth—Russia, Scotland, England, Wales—united
by a common understanding of our position as probationers. We were
not outstanding in any particular respect, individually or in the aggregate,
though some of us had found places in athletic, literary or forensic fields.
The wild excitement of the great campaign to get on the map! Finally,
our period of stress, tribulation and dispersal.
Some to the prairies, some to the mines, to the orchards, and the
boats. Thoughts of the time when we, too, should greet one another
with glad handshake, with yarns of summer experiences to trade.
Another year. Gone the feeling of restraint, the sense of being
on trial. We belonged. But already we had had our losses. Some
had left, some had not made the grade with us. Subdued excitement.
What were the new fellows like? More scraps, more rags, but united
against the newcomers. We were a solid bunch that year. Where
one was, there were the others. One had joined us from outside. He
had great possibilities.
Ah, well! We had no worries, no fears. We were capable of
"ganging our ain gait," without check, without interference. We were
on our feet.    We belonged.
Another gap. How the time flew. Again scattered, again separated
by the miles.    But we were conscious that we were growing up.    When
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"Multum in parvo."
If you ever see a very small girl entirely
surrounded by a huge lab. coat, that's our
Maude. She radiates cheerfulness and good
humor. Specializes in Horticulture, badminton, Biology and bugs, and walks off with every
scholarship available to Aggies. Maude is a
necessary adjunct to any Aggie function,
faculty or class, and is invaluable in her
position as vice-president of her year and
secretary of the Agricultural Discussion Club.
Came all the way from Russia, via the rest
of the world, to study Agriculture, finally
taking the Poultry option. His favorite
expression is untranslatable, then unprintable.
Versatile student, dabbles in Dairying and
Bacteriology and hopes to persuade the
Bacillus enteriditis sporogenes to sit up and
look pleasant. Jake was a member of the
Dairy Products Judging Team at Portland
this year. Hopes to return to Russia when
"Blunt wedges rive hard knots."
George is a product of New Westminster,
and hopes to revolutionize the poultry industry
there. When not nursing baby chicks, he
may be found in the common room, laying
down the law on everything from administration to punch. His. ideas on the latter are
apt to be rather expensive. His activities are
varied, including the secretaryship of his year,
vice-presidency of the Livestock Club, cattle
judging at Portland, and getting goals for the
Second Soccer Team.
Being of a roving disposition, Bill came to
us of the wild west from England, abandoning
an early military career for the mysteries of
Agriculture. Afraid of nothing but the eternal
feminine, he has an enviable record in University
life. In his Junior year, he was faculty
marshal; this year he is treasurer of the Aggie
Undergrad. In the Players' Club he distinguished himself at Christmas in Anatole
France's play. "La Causerie," Biological
Discussion Club, and Dairy Products Judging
round out his well balanced activities.
"Whisper and I shall hear."
Bruce, like other great men, hails from
Burnaby, and brought with him an ambition
to write a three thousand page thesis (in
French). We fear he is doomed to disappointment. He is president of the Livestock Club
and an indispensable member of the Livestock
Judging Teams; is always waiting for next
term, so that he may learn something. One
has to hear his "whispers" to appreciate them.
He loves a debate, and has a vivid biological
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After a year as a partial student, "Willow"
decided to do some work, and joined the
Players' Club. Seeking further elevation, he
hitched his wagon to our star and started a
study of the histrionic possibilities of a sweet
pea. He is now a full fledged member of '26,
thereby adding greatly to its lustre. His
assured bearing and ready wit make him the
darling of all Sophettes. Shines at grass
hockey. When not dancing, "Willow" can
be found at the barracks, telling bed-time
stories to his platoon.
Ferg., of the quiet voice and genial smile,
is president of the Ag. Undergrad. Society and
treasurer of the Men's Undergrad. Is a horticulturist of no mean ability and a good judge
of drug store peaches. A promising ice hockey
player and a good miler, having been one of
our relay team of past years. Shows up to
good advantage at executive meetings, and
believes in ruling his executive with a velvet
"Come now, what masques, what dances."
The "shriek" of Agriculture and one of our
most popular members. An all-round athlete,
starring with the Senior "A" Basketball Team
and the First Soccer Team. Has held numerous
executive positions in the Men's Athletic
Society. Can put quite a hefty kick into his
punch also. Freddie has great determination
and an insatiable appetite for polar cakes,
expressed by the formula, "Toss you for a
polar cake."
"He's a good fellow, and 'twill all be well."
"Chas." is one of our two ex-service men,
and is president of our year. Started his
college career with Ag. '23, but deserted the
faculty to get more practical work in dairying.
Fortunately, the lure of the Freshette proved
stronger than that of the pipette, and he
returned to the fold last year. After three
years' intensive study of Bacteriology, "Chas."
devised a means of raising a pure culture on
his upper lip. Plays a wonderful piccolo
sonata, and has a keen sense of humor.
Affable and ingenuous, our North Vancouver
radio-banjoist is always to be found with the
cream of the University. His main line is
unsophisticated sophistication, with remarkable
success. Hugh draws down first classes with
great ease. Is a good long distance runner
and finds his training stands him in good
stead during lectures. Starred at Portland,
when he went down with the Dairy Products
Judging Team. One of the dairying triumvirate, and a chemist of no mean repute.
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"Let's get together on this."
Besides being an Aggie, Tommy is president
of the Alma Mater Society, an all-round
athlete, and a very fluent speaker. After a
rather chequered career as a teacher, stockman, etc., Tommy joined us in our second
year. He has represented our Alma Mater,
not only in his executive capacity, but also
as a livestock judge at Portland and as an
' international debater. Hopes to lose much
weight some day, but the possibility seems
very remote.    Political career predicted.
Frank has starred for the past two years
as the fast inside man on the Community House
' Poker Team.. Has done good work with the
Third Soccer Team and the Junior Basketball
.Squad, and is one of the faculty's old timer's
on the Relay Team. Is very much interested
in all kinds of poultry and made a valuable
member of the Livestock Judging Team
Came all the way from Russia, via the rest
of the world, to study Agriculture, finally
taking the Poultry option. His favourite
expression is untranslatable, then unprintable.
Versatile student, dabbles in Dairying and
Bacteriology and hopes to persuade the
Bacillus enteriditis sporogenes to sit up and
look pleasant. Jake was a member of the
Dairy Products Judging Team at Portland
this year. Hopes to return to Russia when
Being of a roving disposition, Bill came to
us of the wild west from England, abandoning
an early military career for the mysteries of
Agriculture. Afraid of nothing but the eternal
feminine, he has an enviable record in University
life. In his Junior year he was faculty
marshal; this year he is treasurer of the Aggie
.Undergrad. In the Players' Club he distinguished himself at Christmas in Anatole
France's play. "La Causerie," Biological
Discussion Club, and Dairy Products Judging
round out his well balanced activities.
"Whisper and I shall hear."
. Bruce, like other great men, hails from
Burnaby, and brought with him an ambition
to write a three thousand page thesis (in
French). We fear he is doomed to disappointment. He is president of the Livestock Club
and an indispensable member of the Livestock
Judging Teams; is always waiting for next
term, so that he may-learn something. One
has to hear his "whispers" to appreciate them.
He loves a debate, and has a vivid biological
Page.Sixty - \
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The Class History of Agriculture '26
(Continued from Page Fifty-seven)
we returned we would assume a measure of responsibility.    The return—
the plunging into new activities.
Another one gone, another one to take his place. We were split
up into groups of three or four. Our activities, our desires, our inclina'
tions followed different channels. Some went into campus politics, some
into athletics. Our studies were different. We had an opportunity
of making new friends, of broadening our interests, of expressing our
personalities in varying ways. One achieved high distinction. Some
represented the Alma Mater and their country across the line. We
laboured under the stress of ill'Concealed excitement. Our quarters
next year would be different. We should have space, elbow room,
Another intermission. The last act. New buildings, strange
surroundings—explorations the settling process. Confused memories
of a new system for welcoming the latest arrivals. The shock of the
loss of one of our most cheerful friends through an accident.
We were nearing the end. What had Destiny in store for us?
Would the fates be kind to us when we said good'bye, in some cases
for the last time? Some were returning home to far countries. Some
would stay nearby.
We began to see one another in a new light. Gone were our petty
intolerances, gone were the little differences. We were not such a bad
lot after all. How many of us would keep in touch with one another?
Would we ever meet again to talk over the past, to bring back happy {.
times? Would we ever revive the old arguments, dance the old dances , >f
over again, run over old relays? Would the bond that had held us for
four years still hold, or would it break under the pressure of new in'
terests, new faces, new surroundings?    It was a year of conjecture.
How the time has flown. That must have been twenty—twenty
three years ago. It would be good to go back and meet all the fellows
again. Longings surge up. If it only were possible to live those days
over again.
Over at the clubhouse the orchestra swings into the refrain of a
new waltz.    The breeze seems to have changed its direction.    It is
cooler.    The days are no longer as warm as they were yesterday	
yesterday ....
*     *     *
She—I wouldn't thin\ of marrying such an intellectual monstrosity and
physical misfit as you are—you numskull!    Do you get me?
He—Well, from the general trend of your conversation, I should
judge not. —Oregon Ortmge Owl.
Agriculture '27
(With Apologies to Robert W. Service)
A BUNCH of the Aggies were whooping it up, over in the dairy barn(s);
The kid that handles the pitchfork says, "Let's hear you spin a yarn."
Back of the stalls and bales of hay the boys were ranged about,
While the girls of the class sat gazing on with looks almost devout.
"What'll we talk about?" said Les; "What is that, my dear?"
Helen answered in this wise, "When we graduate from here,
And after twenty years have sped along the wings of time,
I wonder what we'll all be doing in our own partic'lar line?"
My eyes went rubbering 'round the gang—they seemed in a kind of daze.
Thar they were a'settin' 'round, chawin on chunks of hays;
And all at once I seemed to see, in a vision true and clear,
What we were all going to be after twenty year.
Syd. Bowman, after life'long work, has been true to the Aggie clan
And has reared a brood of twentyfive— he is a family man.
The only one who eats enough to have a corporation
Is Bossy Ross, our wisest prof., world'famed for his oration.
Now Reid, our husky rancher, displaces Burbank's fame,
While all the farmers round about revere his very name.
There is a high school teacher, a man of education,
Roy Berlet, who hands out knowledge to the younger generation.
Do you remember Helen and Grace, when they went to Varsity;
And how they used to idealize what they were going to be?
Look at them now, in the farmhouse door, watching the setting sun,
Thankful at last the kids are in bed, and the supper dishes done.
Gab Luyat and J.C.B., out on their dairy farms,
In the afternoon, 'bout four P.M., they fold their manly arms,
And get out their time'worn coins and say, "For old times' sakes,
For the good old days in the college grill, let's toss for polar cakes."
Mallory has a fur farm out in the great alone;
He lacks the care of a woman fair, and a fireside's cheery tone;
He knows not the joy of family ties-   you see, he has no kids.
To remedy this, we all suggest he adopt fifteen of Syd's.
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The Faculty of
plex buried alive in his cortex. We are now investigating the reason why Doris Shorney always
gets a minus score when she guesses half of Dr.
Weir's statements to be false.
But our greatest service to the nation has been
our reform of the city schools.   The recent
survey having discovered these to be in a
deplorable condition, we went out in twos
and threes to improve them.   We taught
the children muscular writing and singing,
military drill and history; taught the
teachers educational psychology, and
left   them   inspired by   our  helpful
criticism of their methods.
THE only hope
for democracy
is in  its teachers,
that is, in Education '26. This select band, including the
choicest  souls   of   Arts
'25, with a few recruits
from   other   years   and
countries, has nobly devoted itself to the task of saving society.   This can best be
done by measuring its intelligence and plotting it in curves and other geometrical  designs.  Our own I.Q's. are a secret, but
we can find yours to the nearest decimal point,  decide whether you  are a
moron,  an  imbecile, or  a genius, and
whether it is in the best interests of the
race to have you hanged or merely segregated
in a mental hospital.
Useful as this gift undoubtedly is, it is not
our only accomplishment.   Masters of the new
psychology, we know that to punish the adolescent means to attach an annoyer, for instance, to
give him a lecture on the history of education, follow by an objective test.  We know our brains inside
out, and whether it is true or false to say that Eric
Dunn's synopses could be modified by formal discipline.   We have gone even further, delving into the subconscious with Freud.   Psycho-analysis has proved most illuminating.  Les Buckley was found to possess a musical com-
In short,  our  future career is assured.     As soon as
teachers'  pensions are  introduced,       grateful       school
boards will  insist on
superannuating       us
and will send us to
reform    some    other
The Publications Board
THE first year of civilization has tested Publications' traditions. Some
have wilted and died, gone—as a feature editor would undoubtedly
say—by the board. Others have but blossomed the fuller. Thus, the
change to a partitionless Pub. has broken down the professional isolation
between editorial and business staffs, mingling salesmen and scribes in
a merry melting pot. As a result of this, and of early closing regulations,
three has never been a crowd in the Pub. this year. To make sure of
this, the Chief, driven by his unreasonable fear of empty space, com'
puted our floor area, brought in a dozen new editors, doubled the reporting
staff and ordered a twice'weekly paper. This last mandate, however,
has resulted in the strengthening of an already strong tradition—that
of hard work.
The only important exception to this custom is the Chief, the
"ambiguous" A. Earle Birney himself. As a member of the Students'
Council, he has been found such an accurate representative of the Pub.
that the Council, including himself, decided never again to have an
Editor'in'Chief on the Council. Earle occasionally rushes down in the
morning in time to suppress the feature page, before dashing off to a one
o'clock lecture. Having a profound distrust of student taste in literature,
he started the custom of large'type editorials and of front'page fulmina'
tions (his own). When not criticizing or explaining, he is picking up
waste paper off the floor.
Sadie Boyles, senior editor of the Tuesday issues, has been the
Chief's most loyal and efficient co'editor. Beginning three years ago as
reporter, Sadie has remained exuberant amid the ceaseless ebb and flow
of copy—despite the necessity of sport issues and the challenges of
co'lrish editors.
W. C. Murphy, the belligerent Billy, is the general of the Friday
forces. The "saeva indignatio" of his editorials has not been approached
even by Swift, and he has sat down at practically no notice and less
warning to compose a dozen rhetorical masterpieces, any one of which
would have ensured the staff's resignation on the day of its printing.
Wanetta Leach has accomplished prodigies of work in a very un'
assuming way. Associate editor for the first term, she resigned this
office to take over the editorship of the Annual. In this capacity,
Wanetta has resigned herself to the radical and somewhat nebulous
Annual upon which the Chief had set his heart, and quietly adapted
it to the capabilities of an earthly race of engravers.
Dave Warden has been a very popular member of staff for two
years as reporter, and this year as associate editor. Hard'Working,
reliable, capable, Dave has been a close contestant for the Editor'in'Chief'
ship, and has proved a tower of strength to this year's holder of that
office. He is the guardian angel of the soccer teams, often writing a
masterly report of a game after all the alleged reporters had forgotten
about it.
(Continued on Page Eighty-Nine)
**r, so«**T
'""P'HE Literary and Scientific executive has met during the past year
-*- every Monday at noon, or thereabouts, in room 306 of the Audit'
orium Building. Business of vital importance has been discussed and
many weighty problems have been solved. Owing to the overwhelming
enthusiasm of our worthy president, Mr. John C. Oliver (positively no
relation to Honest John), the department has spent a very profitable
year. Each individual has worked diligently, and consequently the
annual reports of the subsidiary clubs have proved highly satisfactory.
The Musical Society is particularly worthy of praise for its splendid
display of talent and hard work in the recent spring concert. The
Players' Club has had rather a hard time fighting for its "rights," but
it has always succeeded in whatever object was in view. This year's
play has been considered one of the best yet produced, and a great deal
of credit is due to Miss Berkeley and her executive for their very capable
Mr. Murphy has justified his position on the executive by occasion'
ally making bright remarks to relieve a heated discussion. He has also
been useful by helpfully suggesting, at timely intervals, that the meeting
adjourn before the pangs of hunger completely carried us all away.
It is probable that next year even more work will be accomplished.
We hope not, for the sake of the suffering members of the executive; but
we wish them the best of luck, and know that if they continue in the
paths of righteousness, as we have, they will meet with every success.
The Engineering Discussion Club
/TAHE Engineering Discussion Club aims to give students in Applied
-*• Science an opportunity to gain practice in delivering a technical
paper, and in speaking in public. Noon'hour talks are given by engineer'
ing students, members of the Faculty, and prominent engineers. Through
these talks, members may also gain a knowledge of the engineering work
that is being done in the province and of some of the problems that are
being faced. The meetings are open to the students of the University,
and any person interested is welcome.
The officers for this year were: Honorary President, Dr. Letson;
President, J. R. Pollock; Secretary'Treasurer, James Leek; and Publicity,
Ben Kerslake.
Men's Literary Society
THE move to Point Grey last fall came at an exceedingly unfortunate
time for the Men's Literary Society. For one thing, interest in
literary activities at the University had just about reached the ebb point,
and, for another thing, the Society was in the throes of a strenuous
reorganization programme. On top of this, it was forced, on moving to
Point Grey, to give up its evening meetings. Besides which, no member
of the executive was in a position to give his undivided time to the Society.
When all these things are taken into consideration, it will be seen
that what we consider has been a good year for the "Lit.", has really
been an exceptionally good year. For we have not only overcome these
obstacles, but, by breaking every provision of the constitution, except the
clause dealing with the aims of the Society, we have accomplished many,
many things.
To begin with, we held a mock trial last fall, in conjunction with
the Women's Lit. Mock trials are usually deadly dull things, but this
one—well, everybody in the University remembers it. Then four of
our members, Messrs. D. Murphy, Taylor, Weekes, and McLean, defeated
Victoria College, both at home and away. Mr. A. A. Milledge, of the
B.C. Products Bureau, came up here and convinced us of the error of our
free trade ways. We even put on a pep meeting, and that on two days'
notice, which was so good that even the chief reporter was astonished.
This year's oratorical contest, held jointlv with the W. L., produced
the largest crowd of the year, and, incidentally, almost bankrupted the
Society by the feed bill. All the speeches were of a very high order,
Gordon Telford winning the gold medal, Ralph Stedman the silver medal,
and Denis Murphy honorable mention.
The attendance at interclass debates this year has been so large
that the executive, normally men of an optimistic turn of mind, have
been pleasantly surprised. As we go to press, the title is still undecided;
but it lies between Education and Arts '28.
In the Vancouver Debating League, our Varsity team is, so far,
leading the league, while our U.B.C. team is also leading the league,
but at the other end. Through the League of Nations Society, we were
enabled to give some cold, hard cash to peace'loving orators.
Finally, by limiting our membership, we have been able to develop
several new speakers for the University, and next year's intercollegiate
debates will, undoubtedly, see many of these men in the limelight. All
in all, we have had a very successful year, credit for which is, of course,
appropriated by the executive, which consists of: Honorary President,
Dr. Boggs; President, Eric Dunn; Vice'President, etc., Susumu Kobe;
Secretary Treasurer, J.Bridge; Publicity, F.Pilkington; Interclass Debates,
W. H. Taylor; Class Reps., E. Morrison, W. Weeks, and W. Brown.
The Women's Literary Society
^\NCE again the Women's Literary Society has come into prominence
^-^ as the one medium for displaying the forensic talent of the college
women. Every year it succeeds in unearthing more orators and in bring'
ing them into the public eye. The unusual success of the Society this
year can be attributed, in a large measure, to the enthusiasm and ability
of its President, Miss Marion Smith, and later by its new President,
Miss Alice Weaver.
One of the fundamental concerns of the Literary Society has always
been to stimulate the interest of its members and to promote a better
attendance at its meetings. The executive accomplished it this year,
paradoxically, by limiting the membership, thus displaying a true under'
standing of the college character. Needless to say, an immediate interest
was displayed.
In the fall term there were four meetings, the first of which took
the form of a mock trial, under the combined auspices of the Women's
and Men's Literary Societies. This proved a source of genuine amuse'
ment to a large audience. At the next general meeting the Honorary
President, Mrs. Clark, gave a talk on her impressions of French provincial
life. Two interclass debates were held, and of these Arts '26 and
Arts '28 were the winners.
The first international debate of the year took place immediately
after the opening of the spring term. In this contest—a two'way debate
with the College of Puget Sound—Varsity teams were wholly successful,
obtaining a unanimous decision in both places.
The oratorical contest, which was held in conjunction with the
Men's Literary Society, did not prove as successful as usual, and no
prize was awarded.
At the present time, there is one more interclass debate and an
international debate to be held. One of the most interesting and novel
events of the year will, undoubtedly, be the radio debate with the College
of the Pacific which will take place in March. This will be a unique
occasion in the history of the Women's Literary Society.
The Mathematics Club
'V^ABBAGES and kings" hardly describes the diversity of subjects
^ covered by the discussions of the Club, which have ranged from
astrology to intelligence tests, and all fields of interest between. All
in all, the Club has had a very successful year. The papers have, for the
most part, been given by student members, and they have shown a wide
interest in subjects not usually touched in the class'room.    This year
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The Chemistry Society
A T the close of this, one of its most successful years, the Chemistry
^ *- Society feels that it has made a decided advance. It has served
the purpose for which it was founded more completely than ever before.
This has been due, largely, to the change in the policy of the Society
which this year's executive have initiated.
It was felt that the Society should encourage open discussion more
than it had in the past, that it should give the students opportunity to
deliver papers and so become familiar with the phraseology and logic
of their subject, and that the subjects for discussion should be outside
the field covered by the curriculum and so be a real addition to the
chemical knowledge of the students in this University. In so far as it
has been possible, this policy has been followed, and with great success.
Papers have been delivered on "The Birth of Science," "Anaesthetics,"
"The Electronic Conception of Valence," "Theories of the Atom," and
kindred subjects, and members of the Society have followed them with
keen interest. There have also been three open meetings addressed by
the professors to attract the interest of chemistry students in general.
We feel that the success of the Society has been due to the enthusiasm
of every member, and particularly of the executive: Dr. E. H. Archibald,
Honorary President; Mr. Ralph Ball, President; with Mr. William
Chalmers, Miss Gertrude Dowsley and Mr. Frank Potter.
The Mathematics Club
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the Club is giving a book prize for the best paper given during the year
by a student member.   At the time of writing, this has not been awarded.
The meetings were ordinarily held in one of the classrooms, but
through the kindness of Dr. Buchanan the second meeting of the year
was held at his residence.
At the time of writing, the following papers have been read:
"Astrology," by Miss Tighe; "Intelligence Tests," by Mr. Eric Forster;
"The Calculation of Tables of Logarithms," by Dr. Dederick; "Pi, and
the Squaring of the Circle," by Mr. Harold Smith; "Modern Observatories and Their Work," by Mr. W. H. Christie.
Some very interesting papers have been arranged for the balance
of the term, among them being papers by Mr. A. P. Mellish, who will
speak on "Relativity," Mr. G. H. Stocks and Mr. Walter Gage.
The executive for the year consisted of: Honorary President, Dr.
Buchanan; President, Mr. A. P. Mellish; Vice-President, Mr. H. Smith;
Secretary, Miss Elsie Tighe.
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The Student Christian Movement
THE Student Christian Movement has had an unusually successful
year in the University, and optimism prevails among those who
share in its fellowship.
Immediately after lectures closed in May of '25, a week's camp was
held at Clay's Landing, with about fifteen students present. Among
the speakers were Professor Soward, Mrs. Jamieson, of the Women's
International League for Peace and Freedom, Rev. Alexander Kerr, Miss
Margaret Owen, Mr. Neelans, Mr. McDonald, Mr. Goho ("Jatrinda
Gobar," well'known wrestler). Miss Lucille Townsend spent part of
the week with us as delegate from the University of Washington. Miss
Gertrude Rutherford, one of the national secretaries, led a study group.
Lectures and discussion proved very interesting, and we wished only
that a larger number of students had been able to share it with us.
The fall term of 1925 was devoted largely to the work done by the
study groups. This year more students have devoted one hour a week
to these groups than at any time in the past, and conversation with
those students will elicit the fact that they are finding something very
much worth while in thinking with other students about the problems
of life, as seen by the University man or woman.
Four people from B.C. represented her at the Western S.C.M.
Conference held at Saskatoon in the Christmas vacation. These students—
Miss Margaret Gordon, Miss Clare McQuarrie, Miss Doris Woods and
Mr. Victor Osterhaut—learned a great deal from their contact with
students of other Canadian Universities.
Since Christmas, three new study groups have been started, including
one on the subject of "China," a problem that is interesting many Canadian
students to-day, and one that should have a particular interest for U.B.C.
A series of noon-hour lectures was arranged, including such interesting speakers as Dr. Akagi, Rev. J. Williams Ogden, Dr. J. G. Davidson,
Mrs. Rose Henderson, Dr. T. Boggs
Several Sunday afternoon discussion meetings were held At the
time of writing we had just returned from our first "retreat" at Whytecliff,
in the camp so kindly loaned us by the Y.W.C.A. This week-end camp
was thoroughly enjoyed by the ten who shared it. We have planned
more retreats and hope that others may find real value in the discussions
which take place there.
The executive: President, Charles Gibbard; Vice-Presidents, Clare
N. McQuarrie and Ralph Steadman; Treasurer, Evan Fullerton; Secretary,
Alda Moffat; and Publicity Agent, Ed. Horton, wishes to thank the
Advisory Board members, Dean Coleman, Dr. T. H. Boggs and Professor
H. T. Logan for their help and advice; also we appreciate greatly the
fine work done by Miss Margaret Gordon, part-time Secretary of the
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The Letters Club
'T^HIS year the Letters Club has carried through a programme which,
-■- though possibly not so varied as some of the past, has been provocative of a number of sound papers- papers followed, for the most
part, by vigorous discussion. The part of the programme devoted to
prose—by far the greater part—has treated subjects ranging from the
novels and plays of Sudermann to Aspects of Modern Biography; that
dealing with poetry has been confined to a "discussion" paper upon
Canadian Poetry and to two full evening papers, one upon W. H. Davies,
the other upon New Tendencies in Modern Poetry.
In order to supply the long-felt need for some criticism of the general
style of papers, their vocabulary, and their manner of presentation, it
was decided early in the year to create a new office, that of Official Critic.
Subsequently, Dr. Walker was elected to the post, and since that time
he has discharged his somewhat delicate duties with a tact worthy of
the Metternich School. One other innovation has been made—the
devotion of a special evening to the study of a paper selected from the
Archives. The experiment was a distinct success, and it is hoped that
in the future it will be included regularly in the policy of the Club.
Mr. Larsen has been an excellent Honorary President, and the level of
enthusiasm among the members has been high. The executive for the
year 1925'26: President, Mr. D'Arcy Marsh; Secretary'Treasurer, Miss
Sadie Boyles; Archivist, Miss Molly Jackson.
The Historical Society
'TVHIS year the Historical Society, instead of worrying about current
events, pondered over a number of subjects connected with one or
another of the History courses given in the University. First of all,
under the imposing title of "Factors in the Interpretation of History,"
Marion Mitchell, Murray Hunter and Walter Turnbull discoursed upon
the geographical, the economic and the racial factors respectively. At the
second meeting, Charlie Gibbard and Muriel Wagenhauser debated the
relative importance of the French and Industrial Revolutions; while at
the last meeting in 1925, Charlie Swannell and Mary McKay interested
everyone in Nationalism and Imperialism.
Half a dozen famous men, two at a time, were the subjects for the
three spring term meetings. In January, Franklin Levirs and Hilton
Moore explained the very different ideals of Machiavelli and President
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Wilson. Liberals and Conservatives almost took sides at the second
meeting, when Doris McKay and Mary Lamont read papers on Laurier
and Macdonald. Finally, Bismarck and Gladstone are to be discussed
by Bice Clegg and Ronald Gretton at a meeting which, at the time of
going to press, is still a thing of the future.
The success of the Society during the session was in no small measure
due to Mr. Soward, who, as Honorary President, solved many problems
for the executive and gave invaluable encouragement as well. The
officers for 19254926 were: Honorary President, Mr. Soward; President,
William Murphy; Vice'President, Bice Clegg; Secretary Treasurer, Kaye
French Literary and Dramatic Society
'T^HE French Literary and Dramatic Society, composed of the two
clubs, "La Canadienne" and "La Causerie," has for its object the
promotion of conversation and interest in French life; and with the kind
assistance of the Honorary Presidents, M. Delavault and Dr. Clark, has
enjoyed a very successful year. Early in the year a most enjoyable
"Soiree" was held at Laurel Court.
"La Canadienne" held its meetings at the homes of different members,
where entertainment took the form of debates, games, songs and papers
on various phases of French culture, with a view to having as many
members as possible take part. The most ambitious undertaking of
the season was the very successful presentation of two French plays,
"La Grammaire" and "La Cuisine" at a private performance.
During the past year "La Causerie" has made modern French life
the general theme of its meetings. Papers on "Paris," "La Sorbonne," and
"L'Opera Francais" were given, while French games added variety to
the programmes. An exceedingly enjoyable entertainment took the form
of a mock trial, in costume. The principals were Mildred Campbell,
Evelyn Price, Charlie Mclntyre and Wm. Gough. Another evening was
spent with La Fontaine, when a paper was read on his life, and some of
his fables were given and illustrated by pictures and two short plays.
The following composed the executives: La Canadienne—John
Sutherland, Doris MacKay, Mollie Cottingham, John Grace, D'Arcy
Marsh, Clare McQuarrie, George Ledingham. La Causerie Alice
Myers, Mildred Campbell, Mildred Lynn, Charles Mclntyre, Clara
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The Biological Discussion Club
'^TAHE session 1925'26 has proved a very interesting and entertaining
A one for members of the Biological Discussion Club, if one is to judge
by the splendid turnouts at the fortnightly meetings.
This year the Club side'Stepped a bit from its set ways of the past
and the Society became a closed one, with a limited membership of
Dr. C. McLean Fraser, the Honorary President, gave an interesting
address at the first meeting, entitled "Modifications Due to Human
Agencies, in the Marine Life of the Pacific." Following this came
opening exercises, inauguration ceremonies in connection with our new
buildings, and the Thanksgiving holiday, which rather upset the ordered
scheme of things. After a lapse of several weeks the Biologists assembled
once more, and the subject of "Parasitism" proved worthy of discussion
for three meetings. Prof. G. J. Spencer gave an interesting paper on
"Insect Parasites," and other phases were taken by students.
Since Christmas, "Evolution" has been the subject of interest.
Treated historically, the lives of various men have been touched upon,
and their contributions to the theory of Evolution discussed. The course
has covered the subject from the time of Aristotle to the present day.
During the spring session papers were given entirely by students.
The executive consisted of the following: Honorary President,
Dr. C. McLean Fraser; President, Mildred Campbell, Arts '26; Vice'
President, Fred Sparks, Arts '26; Secretary'Treasurer, Margaret Keillor,
Arts '27.
The Studio Club
f^HANGE is progress. If this statement is true, then the Studio
^^ Club has certainly progressed during the past year. A year ago,
the membership was confined to pianists only, but as inquiries were
constantly being made by violinists, singers, etcetera, a radical change in
the constitution was effected. Now the Society is for all who are musically
gifted; the player of the mouth organ as well as the wielder of traps.
Great credit is due to the energetic president, who, through his untiring
efforts, has made such a success of the Club during the last session.
The meetings generally take the form of varied musical programs,
with lively discussions on the paper for the evening; such topics as "Jazz,"
"North American Indian Music," and "The Music of American Negroes"
being of especial interest. A departure from the regular program occurred
at the home of Dean Bollert, the Honorary President, when Miss A. E.
Fraser, of the King Edward High School staff, spoke on "Early English
Music," records used throughout adding to the interest of the address.
The executive during the past year has been: President, Christy
Madsen; Secretary'Treasurer, Helen Burton; Vice'President, Kathleen
McLuckie; Archivist, Ida Kerr.
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The Classics Club
THIS year Dr. Todd, the Honorary President, and John Catterall, Arts
'26, President, by carrying on last year's good work, have firmly
established the organization. The result is that the Club is enjoying
a most successful season. There has been, too, an increase in member'
ship. Compared to last year's eight, the Club has now well over twenty
members, not including honorary members. The executive is: Honorary
President, Dr. O. J. Todd; President, John L. Catterall, '26; Vice'President,
Marjorie Dimock, '26; Secretary, David Warden, '27.
The papers this year have maintained the high standard of merit
set last year. The first was an address by Professor Robertson. In
his talk on St. Clement, he introduced many interesting references to
his visit to Rome this summer. The other meeting of the first term
heard a carefully prepared paper on "Aeneas from the Greek Point of
View" by President Catterall. At the first meeting of the second
term David Sturdy, Arts '27, spoke comprehensively on Roman Educa'
tion. At the second gathering a paper dealing with the Ptolemies in
Egypt was given by David Warden. Winifred Boyes, Arts '27, at the
third meeting read a very well written paper on "Roman Amusements
and Games." The Club is looking forward to the two remaining papers
of the year, one on the transmission of Latin manuscripts, by William
Minaty, Arts '26, the other on "Economic Conditions in Rome," by
Day Walker, Arts '27-
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The Agriculture Discussion Club
WHILE words of learned length and thundering sound,
A verbal triumph, eloquent, profound,
Fall from his lips as natural as can be—
A lasting triumph to the A. D. C.
This year no fewer than two'thirds of the undergraduates in Agri'
culture have taken an active part. The program which has enabled this
large number of students to participate has consisted mainly of interclass debates, impromptu speeches, an oratorical contest and a banquet.
The banquet merits special note, in that some forty members of our
undergrad. were present to aid in depleting the menu and to drink to
the proposals of sundry toasts.
The inter'class debates have aroused considerable interest, and the
wordy combat between the two upper years was by no means free from
class spirit. The first and third years won the first round, and are now
scheduled to meet in the near future in the finals for the debating cup.
The executive wishes ■ to thank the professors for their assistance
in judging debates and criticizing the debaters. Thanks are also due
the students for their hearty cooperation in making the Club a success.
This year's executive: Honorary President, Professor Sadler;
President, Jack Berry; Vice-President, Maude Allen; Secretary Treasurer,
Les. Mallory.
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THE "ANIMAL" men of the University have had an exceptionally fine
year. Under the active leadership of our Honorary President,
Professor King; President, Bruce McCurrach; Vice-President, George
Dynes; Secretary, Syd. Bowman; our meetings and general achievements
have been full of interest and spirit for those devoted to livestock.
We sent three teams to Portland, Oregon, to take part in the great
annual international judging competition, where our men meet colleges
from Canada and United States.
The Dairy Cattle Team won the famous silver cup for the best
team in United States and Canada. This cup adorned the show cases
of Idaho last year. Jack Berry was highest man in the entire competition.
Syd. Bowman was second high. This is the first time such a feat has
been accomplished by any one college. Berry was high in Jerseys, and
Bowman high in Holsteins. The Animal Husbandry Team had the
honor of being led by a girl, Miss Helen Milne. This team came third,
the highest any team from this University has ever been before in this
division. The Dairy Products Team was made up of William Gough,
Hugh Tarr, and Jacob Beily.
Near the end of our year was the annual trip to Agassiz, where we
held our final Club judging competition. An interesting team com'
petition was arranged, where the Seniors vied with each other as coaches
of teams made up from the other years.
Frank Vcrcherc Bruce McCurrach Helen Milne Prof.   Davis Tommy  Wilkinson George  Dynes
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The Players' Club
'HEN Varsity reassembled last fall, the ambitious dreams of the
Players' Club seemed at last well on the way to realization. Not
only did we find ourselves in possession of a splendid stage, with complete
lighting equipment; but there were also dressing rooms fit for the most
particular stars, and a fine green'room, shortly to be furnished with
luxurious chairs and a beautiful gatelegged table.
The personnel of the executive was also such as to inspire confidence,
with Miss Alfreda Berkeley as President; E. Chamberlain, ViccPresident;
Harry Warren, Treasurer; Avis Pumphrey, Secretary, and a committee
composed of Doris Baynes, Willoughby Matthews and Leslie Brown.
Mr. F. G. C. Wood, our Honorary President, was, as usual, the guiding
power behind the throne, ably and willingly assisted by Dr. Larsen and
Mr. Harry Cross, both of whom gave much of their valuable time to
the Club.
At the opening of the term the Club, as in other years, was besieged
by youthful Irvings and Bernhardts clamoring for opportunity to prove
their worth, and, as usual, many were called, but few were chosen.
Almost before the last echoes of "The Twelve Pound Look" had died
away, the members were being initiated into the dark mysteries of the
Club and told the glad news of the Annual Reception in their honor.
In this connection, Mr. Bob Wright, a member of the Club, kindly placed
his home on Alexandra Avenue at our disposal and greatly aided in making
the reception the unqualified success it was. Those of us who had known
the old auditorium were especially appreciative.
The Players' Club now turned its undivided attention to the pre
duction of the Christmas Plays, and got down to the rather trying grind
of rehearsals. The plays chosen were pleasantly varied in theme and
setting. The first of these, "The Second Shepherd's Play," was on the
lines of the old morality plays, the leading roles being played most ad'
equately by Mr. Marsh as Mak, the sheep'Stealer, and Miss Honor Kidd
as his wife. They were ably supported by Alice Walter, Annie Taylor,
Phil Elliot, G. D. Telford and J. Liersch. This play afforded a distinct
contrast to the ordinary type of Christmas play.
The second play on the program was "The Man Who Married
a Dumb Wife," a comedy in two acts, translated from the French of
Anatole France. It was notable for its distinct quaintness in production
and costuming, and for the fine vein of satire running through it. It
was undoubtedly one of the chief successes of the Christmas productions,
and much credit must be given to Mr. Harry Cross, who coached and
scolded the cast into shape with the greatest energy. The leading roles
were filled by Mr. J. M. Jacobs and Miss Alihan, splendidly supported
by W. F. Gough, George Vincent, Bert Bailey, Paul Murphy, Bob Wright,
Doris Clarke, Rosa Marin, Jack Bridge, Gerald Stevens and Phyllis
Hems worth.
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The Players' Club
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By way of contrast, the third offering was a distinctly melodramatic
tragedy, and in it was shown some of the best acting of the three evenings.
The play, "The Luck Piece," by Percival Wilde, gripped the audience
from rise to fall of the curtain. The outstanding actors in this play were
Leslie Howlett, H. L. Brown and Isobel Barton, with W. Kelly, G. Knox,
and W. J. Masterson completing the cast.
The fourth play, a diminutive drama by Maurice Baring, entitled
"The Fatal Rubber," was not quite so successful as the others; but this
was due to no fault of the actors, Willoughby Matthews, May Christison,
Joan Meredith and Jack Nash, all of whom gave excellent interpretations
of their parts. Taken as a whole, the Christmas plays were decidedly
successful and quite worthy of the new stage and auditorium.
Next came the task of choosing a spring play, and in this connection
the selection committee had considerable difficulty. Finally, however,
the choice rested on "Pygmalion," a typical Shavian play, of great fame
and popularity. The chief interest centres round Higgins, an expert
on dialects, peppery and impulsive, and Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl from
the London streets, whom he decides to convert into a lady. Other
characters in the play are Mrs. Higgins, the mother of the linguist;
Colonel Pickering, an English gentleman of the finest type; the futile
Mrs. Eynsford'Hills and her equally futile son and daughter, Clara and
Freddy, and, above all, the ubiquitous and unquenchable Mr. Doolittle,
the cockney father of the wronged Eliza.
Competition for these roles has been exceptionally keen this year,
and though many were eliminated in the first tryouts, the war waged
relentlessly for many weeks. The final decisions resulted in placing
Peter Price once more in the leading role, with Harry Warren as Pickering,
and D'Arcy Marsh as Mr. Doolittle. After desperate competition the
part of Eliza was awarded to Miss Isobel Barton, with Miss Honor Kidd
as Mrs. Pearce. Miss Avis Pumphrey, Miss Grace Hope and Miss
Gwen. Musgrave were chosen to fill the respective roles of Clara Eynsford'
Hill, Mrs. Eynsford'Hill and Mrs. Higgins, while Mr. Willoughby
Matthews, as Freddy Eynsford'Hill, and Mr. Leslie Howlett, as a by
stander, rounded off the cast.
The play was first presented in the new University Theatre on
March the fourth, fifth and sixth, and scored a very notable success.
The acting was of an exceptionally fine quality, and the staging, costuming
and scenery more than realized our fondest expectations. The audience
was quick to respond to the satire and humor of the play, and the interest
in the affairs of Eliza and the incorrigible Higgins never flagged. So great
was the demand for seats that many were unable to gain admission. At
the close of the term the cast will once more go on tour, visiting an even
larger number of towns than usual.
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The Musical Society
THE policy of the Society this year has been to reduce the numbers considerably,
thereby attaining a greater degree of efficiency.    At the beginning of the Christmas
term all the old members, besides new applicants, were subjected to a fairly severe
test, resulting in the membership being reduced to about fifty in the Glee Club and fifteen in
the Orchestra.
As soon as possible in the fall term, which was decidedly late, however, practices
were begun; but it was soon reali2pd that, as so much time had been lost, the annual
Christmas concert would have to be abandoned. However, owing to the kindness of
Mrs. Mary McCoy Jameson, of Victoria, a charming recital was arranged for November
23rd, in the U.B.C. Auditorium. Mrs. Jameson is a coloratura soprano with a particularly
pleasing way of singing, whose varied and unusual programme delighted an appreciative
but lamentably small audience unfortunately the date was dangerously near examinations.
Mrs. Jameson was ably assisted by Mr. Harold Taylor, her accompanist, and Mr. Ira
Dilworth, 'cellist, both of Victoria, and also by Rosa Marin, whose rendering of "Rhapsodie
Hongroise," number six, by Lis?t, was received with enthusiasm.
Immediately after Christmas, preparations for an early spring concert were resumed.
An entirely new kind of entertainment was planned. Instead of the old form of choral
and orchestral numbers, and solos rendered by some local artist, the programme consisted
of various operatic selections in costume, and with the propsr stage setting, interspersed
with two or three choruses and orchestral numbers, the whole entertainment being
entirely a student affair. Another new departure was the orchestral accompaniment
to the choral numbers.
The annual spring concert, always the great event of the year for the Musical Society,
was held in the auditorium on Friday, February 26th, 1926. The operatic numbers,
being an entirely new feature, delighted the audience. These included the Prologue
from "Pagliacci," sung by Carl Barton; a men's chorus from "Pirates of Pefisance;" "Three
Little Maids" from the "Mikado," sung by Kathleen Baird, Jean Woodrow and Elsie
Rilance; a ladies' chorus, "So Please You, Sir, We Much Regret," also from the "Mikado;"
and "Miserere" from "II Trovatore," sung by Kathleen Baird and Thomas Louden.
Other principal parts were taken by Jean Woodrow, Margaret Kerr and Bill Phillips.
The orchestra rendered Ketelbey's "In a Persian Market," an orchestral novelty; and a
violin solo by Alice Wilma Met? and a piano solo by Christy Madsen were also much
enjoyed. In "The Bridal Chorus" from Cowen's "Rose Maiden" and Cook's "Swing
Along" the ensemble work of the whole Society was most effective.
Under the leadership of Mr. C. Haydn Williams, conductor, and Joe Kania, president,
the Society has made exceptional progress. Mr. Williams, the new conductor this year,
has been untiring in his efforts to make the Society a truly artistic organization. With
many drawbacks to combat, and only very short hours for practice, the ultimate triumph
was attained only with hard work and perseverance.
Besides the actual work entailed in the concert, the members of the Society have
also taken part in other student affairs. At the performance of the Christmas plays by
the Player's Club, a quartette from the Musical Society, composed of Jean Woodrow,
Kathleen Baird, Margaret Kerr and Lorna Barton, sang behind the scenes in the "Second
Shepherd's Play," and members of the orchestra supplied the music between the acts.
The orchestra also rendered valuable services at the debates held throughout the year.
The Society has been fortunate in having two very excellent pianists, Ida Kerr and
Gertrude Dowsley, both of whom have supported the Glee Club and the Orchestra
respectively for several years.
The Executive for the year 1925-26 was as follows: Life Honorary President,
Prof. E. H. Russell; Honorary President, Dr. W. L. MacDonald; President, Joe. E. Kania,
Sc. '26; Vice-President, Kathleen Baird, Arts '28; Secretary, Lorna Barton, Arts '26;
Treasurer, Carl Barton, Sc. '26; Women's Representative, Ida Kerr, Arts '27; Men's
Representative, Thomas Buchanan, Sc. '26; Orchestra Representative, Hazgn Nunn,
Sc.  '27.
Page Eighty-three THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Intercollegiate Debates
THIS year U.B.C. has established forensic relations for the first time with
four new institutions, namely, College of Puget Sound, Universities
of Alberta and Southern California, and the California Institute of Technology. It has entered the Prairie Debating League, which is an all-
Canadian organization, and will, no doubt, become a permanent member.
For the second time it has met a team from the British Isles, and it is to
be hoped that debating relations with Great Britian will be of annual
The first inter-collegiate debate of the session took place on January
sixth, when the women of U.B.C. undertook a dual debate with the
College of Puget Sound. The topic was, "Resolved that international
debts should be reduced." The home team was composed of two sophomores, Miss K. Baird and Miss J. Tolmie, both of whom had considerable
experience in oratory in their first year. The visiting team was composed of Miss M. Vaudel and Miss M. Hawksworthy.    The contest
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Standing—H.    Dobie.    J.    Graham.
Seated—K.   Baird,   J.   Tolmie.
Standing—H.    Purdy,    G.   Telford.
Seated—B.   Palmer,   L.   Brown.
J.   Oliver,   W.  Murphy.
Standing— S.   Kobe.        Seated     J.   Craig,   R.   Stedman.
proved to be a very brilliant affair, many original and clever arguments
being brought forth on each side.
The U.B.C. awayteam consisted of two seniors, Miss H. Dobie
and Miss J. Graham, each possessing an enviable reputation for forensic
achievements in past years.
It is noteworthy that in this, the first debate with Puget Sound
College, our teams were victorious in both home and away contests.
It is to be hoped that the women debaters next year will have the
pleasure of meeting representatives of Puget Sound again, and also some
of the other American Universities, both those which have debated here
in past years and those with whom we have not yet opened debating
The second intercollegiate debate of the academic year was staged
on January 15th. This was a very important affair, it being the first
time that U.B.C. has debated with any other Canadian University in
a league fixture. Owing to the splendid showing Varsity made last year
in its debate with Saskatchewan, an invitation was sent to U.B.C. to
join the Prairie Debating League. This League is composed of the
Universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and this year
included British Columbia.
The U.B.C. home team consisted of Messrs. H. L. Brown and G.
Telford, two very able debaters. The University of Saskatchewan
team, Messrs. Saper and Graham, was one of the strongest combinations
ever sent against this institution. The subject, "Resolved that a return
to the traditional twcparty system would be beneficial to Canada,"
was one that lent itself readily to discussion, and many pictures, both
black and otherwise, were painted of the history of the twcparty system
in Canada. The contest was very close all the way through, until Mr.
Brown made his famous rebuttal. From that moment no doubt existed
as to which way the decision would go.
The U.B.C. away team, Messrs. H. Purdy and R. Palmer, were
less successful and went down to defeat before the University of Alberta
in Edmonton on the same subject.
U.B.C. has this year entered into a two'year contract with the
University of Southern California, and under the terms of the agreement
Messrs. J. Oliver and W. Murphy debated in Los Angeles on February
twehtythird, upholding the negative of "Resolved that, except in case of
invasion, war should be declared only by a direct vote of the people."
Alice   Weaver Marjorie   Dimock
Eric   Dunn Bert  Bailey
These men were both excellent exponents of the art of Cicero, and carried
the battle into the enemy's camp in their endeavour to overcome their
opponents, but their skill could not overcome the cold practicality of
the opposition and they lost by the odd vote in three.
Early in March, Messrs. E. Dunn and B. Bailey will debate on the
same resolution at home. They will engage in verbal combat with a
strong team from the California Institute of Technology, but Varsity
need show no fear for her laurels. Mr. Dunn is one of the deadliest
sharpshooters this institution possesses. He has taken part in many
debates, and last year was one of the representatives sent against the
visiting Saskatchewan team. Mr. Bailey, who hails from the city of
birds, is also a debater of experience and a prominent man in college
life.    Our best wishes go with the team.
Miss Alice Weaver, Arts '28, and Miss Marjorie Dimock, Arts '26,
have been chosen to take part in a proposed debate by radio with the
College of the Pacific on the subject, "Resolved, that we should pity
our grandchildren." This will be something quite new in the history of
debating at U.B.C.
The last debate of the year, but by far the most important,
is the Imperial Debate. The Imperial Debating Team, consisting of
picked representatives of the Universities of Oxford, London, Binning'
ham, and Edinburgh, are touring the Dominion for the purpose of meet'
ing the leading Canadian Universities. The composition of this team
makes it more representative of English universities than the Oxford
Debating Team of last year.
The University of British Columbia team that will meet these
formidable opponents on March 9th, consists of Messrs. J. Craig, S. Kobe,
and R. Stedman. Mr. Craig and Mr. Kobe distinguished themselves
in the Oxford debate of last year. Mr. Stedman is a prominent debater
in Inter'Class and Vancouver Debating League circles, and was one of
the successful contestants in the Men's Oratorical Contest of this year.
The subject is one that should prove very interesting, "Resolved
that Western civilization is becoming a degenerating force to mankind."
Thanks are due to those members of the Faculty who have given
much time and thought to helping the various teams, and especially to
Professors Angus, Boggs, Keenleyside, and Soward.
Page   Eighly-sevcn THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
The Class History of Arts '26
(Continued from Page Fifty-eight)
The executive's personnel consists of John Grace (President), Doris
McKay (Vice'President), Clara Bridgman (Secretary), Bert Wales
(Treasurer), George Ledingham (Marshal), Jean Graham (Women's Lit.),
S. Kobe (Men's Lit.), Gay Swencisky (Women's Athletics), Frank Potter
(Men's Athletics).
One characteristic of Arts '26 is peculiar to it alone. We were
the first Freshman class to take part in the "campaign," and the only
class now in Varsity that joined in the famous "pilgrimage" and canvass.
The three years that we spent in Fairview were brightened by the thought
that we would some day move to Point Grey. Now we are to be the
first class to graduate from the new buildings. Surely we are the favored
children of the great "campaign."
Other Senior classes have been rightfully proud of their class spirit
as something that has been theirs throughout their whole career. We,
too, are proud of our class spirit, but not for the same reason. Ours has
been a slowly growing force, ever developing, ever increasing, until now,
when as an undergraduate class we are passing into history, we are
strong in the consciousness of being a united force, with but one aim,
the good of the U.B.C.
Page   Eighty-eight THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
The Publications Board
(Continued  from Page  Sixty-seven)
Close runner'up of Dave is Don. Calvert, writer of deep and subtle
editorials. Though new to Ubyssey work, he has given up misogyny
and allowed himself to be led into ways of wisdom. Marion Smith,
claimant to the title of Littlest Editor, has sacrificed both studies and
other student positions to remain with the paper. She was editor of
this year's Handbook, and stepped into the breach when Billy took a
month's holiday to write a thesis and debate with California. Another
claimant to the "Littlest Editor" title is Kathleen Baird, Arts '28, tender
associate, who received quick but justified promotion from the reporting
The backbone of this year's paper has been supplied by the feature
staff. With few sideslips, they have performed the impossible task of
filling thirty inches of space, each week, with original—or aboriginal—
humor. The Diogenes of this collection of immortelles is Eric John
Dunn. He has this year exhibited in even higher degree his genius for
manufacturing muck at the shortest of notices and with the slightest
of hints.    "Xerxes' " heaven includes a daily College Humor.
Ted Morrison, another feature editor, has proved such a brilliant
and versatile member of Publications that he has been appointed Editor-
in-Chief for next year. Ted's "Hints for Lit. Bugs" were so valuable
and "superior" as to receive commendation in downtown papers. Ted
is a penetrating thinker, with a wide interest in student affairs. He
cultivates the scornful epigram and reads Herrick secretly.
These two prodigies could not have covered the space that they
have without the able co-work of such contributors as George Vincent
and Francis Pilkington. George—it may now be disclosed—is the
mysterious Gaston, or "G", who has, throughout the year, related his
pathetic misadventures with such vividness and with such convincing
protestations of innocence. George has done editorial work as well.
"Pip," otherwise F. C. Pilkington, universal Robot of the Pub., is the
great serial writer, author of the now classic "Shine of Western Moons."
Pip has adopted the muck head for his motto: "Just one thing after
Florence Cassidy and Alice Weaver, as assistants, partake in the
semi'weekly journey to the printers and function creditably. Florence
also filled the gap as associate during the Murphy less month. Dorothy
Arkwright and Mary Esler, as proofreaders, have managed to keep the
Ubyssey safe for democracy.
Space forbids a just mention of praise to many others of the staff.
George Davidson, Arts '28, rose from reporter to fill the new position
of P.I.P.A. editor and is responsible for sending out news of U.B.C.
to the Pacific U.S. colleges. John Grace has saved time from his busy
days to collect exchange news for us, while George Thompson, Sc. '28,
(Continued on Page Ninety)
has provided Pub. with some very timely cartoons. D'Arcy Marsh,
the earnest literary editor, has collected material for a literary supplement
—which is quite an achievement—and has carried on successful com'
petition with his base rival, the editor of the Litany Coroner.
Dave Taylor, sports editor, is the most harassed and most forgiving
man in the office. The editors play havoc with his copy and the athletes
play havoc with him.
Moral tone and an inside knowledge of politics has been lent us by
Francis Stevens, chief reporter, wielder of didactic satire and scourger
of pep programmes. Francis makes the minions work—which is quite
a work in itself.
A young Apollo by the name of Harold McWilliams has kept
extravagant editors from bankrupting the Pub. this year. Harold is the
first Ubyssey business manager to attend the Pacific Intercollegiate Press
Conference, and is reported to have proved an able bodyguard to our
irresponsible Chief during their trip to Oregon. He has found time
to manage the business affairs of this year's Annual as well.
John Stanley Allan, advertising manager, has used his bronchial
gifts in an assiduous, but fruitless, attempt to convince the Chief that
an all'advertising issue would, after all, be the ideal Ubyssey. He
proved a capable business manager of this year's Handbook.
Digby Leigh is circulation manager. Though peaceable, he has
proved firm and unbribable, so that even members of the Players' Club
have been forced to wait their turn in the semi'weekly distribution of
the "rag." Tom Barnet and Lyle Straight have assisted in the work of
the business department in a quiet and efficient manner.
On the Annual, Wanetta has been assisted by Jean Tolmie, who was
given promotion from assistant editor's position on the Ubyssey; F. C.
Pilkington, art editor; and Harry Purdy, who came like a Joshua in an
urgent time to browbeat athletes and Science men into handing in "that
blank write'up."
The real spade'workers, our reporters, have set a high standard
this year for future staffs to follow. A few are old hands at the game.
Tom Byrne has lent good services for three years, and George Ash worth
for two. Others, as Arthur Madeley, the egregious and ubiquitous
"Gus," and Doris Crompton and Ross Tolmie, are promising newcomers. E. H. Ewert writes occasional letters to his "Pa," and Briff,
or rather, Cliff Brown has made himself as indispensable as the Chief's
swivel chair.
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"I am convinced," said the college boy's parent as he glanced over the
latest urgent plea for funds, "that whatever Willy intends to do in life,
he has not ;yet turned professional."
—Detroit T^ews.
ALL of us who are interested in Men's Athletics have to admit, sorrowfully, that our coming to Point Grey has not instituted the ideal
athletic conditions for which we had blindly hoped. The promise of
two large playing fields to accommodate rugby, soccer, grass hockey, and
all our other field games, has not been realised. We still have nothing
approaching any definite assurance as far as the establishment of a gymnasium is concerned. In fact, the closing of this term finds us no better
situated than we were in Fairview. This year our field and gymnasium
teams have been under handicaps even more severe than those of previous
years. Practices for the majority of our teams have been held in Fairview,
at Brockton Point, or wherever fields were available. These trials have
left a stamp on our athletic activities for the year. Save for the Swimming
Club's achievement at Banff, our record is barren of anything approaching
brilliance. Our teams have played well in their various sports, but
they have been backed by an indifferent, apathetic student body. The
co-operation of the students, which is so necessary to healthy and success'
ful athletics, has been lacking, because of the disorgani2ation which has
attended our initial year at Point Grey. We can hope for a much healthier
tone next year, but we must not wait, Micawber4ike, for something to
turn up. Our athletic development here is definitely limited by lack
of certain accommodations, which we must take all the steps within our
power to supply.
The Rugby Club
TT is hoped that no write'up of very great length is needed to keep
-*- the memory of our rugby team in the minds of the students.
Although our achievements this year have not been as great as those
of previous years, nevertheless we have been somewhat more successful
in eclipsing last year's record and under circumstances which were the
most difficult that we have yet experienced.
Instead of the ideal athletic conditions which all of us had hoped
for when we entered our new home in Point Grey, we were reduced
to almost nothing. No gymnasium nor any facilities for players, and
only one practical field, which proved absolutely unfit for play. However,
making the best of these poor conditions, we were able to procure the
use of Brockton Point at a great expense of time and labor.
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The Rugby Club
(Continued  from  Page Ninety-one)
The English Rugby Club is a member of the Vancouver Rugby
Union and also of the British Columbia Rugby Union. As a member
of the V.R.U., we compete for the Millar and Tisdall cups, and for the
McKechnie cup in the B.C.R.U. The McKechnie cup is emblematic
of the provincial championship, and for it we meet both Vancouver and
Victoria Rep. Teams.
This year, as last, we entered two teams in the Millar cup city
series. Undoubtedly this weakened, to a great extent, both our teams,
but it gave a greater number of men an opportunity of participating in
the game. It is one of the first objects of the Club to have as many
playing members as possible.
In the Millar series there were seven teams. Neither of the two
teams, U.B.C. and Varsity, were able to procure first place, U.B.C.
making the best showing, and ending the series as runner'Up to the league
leaders, ex'King George.
In the Tisdall cup series we entered one team composed of players
from the whole Club. This series was a knock'out one, and in it we
were more successful in our efforts, and downed ex'King George by
fifteen to eight, thereby gaining possession of the cup for this year.
The following week, February thirteenth, we again met ex'King
George to decide who was to journey to Victoria to compete there for
the Rounsefell cup. Owing, perhaps, to the unfortunate fact that it
was the thirteenth, the team was not quite so successful as on the previous
occasion and left the field on the small end of a 13 to 3 score.
Our activities in the McKechnie cup series cover a greater extent
of time, despite the fact that there are only four, or, at the most, five,
games played. The winning of this cup is the great ambition of the Club.
Our first encounter was against Vancouver Rep., on December fifth.
After a hard'fought battle, in which the Varsity team showed no lack of
spirit or fight, we suffered defeat by a score of 19 to 9. Our greatest
handicap in this game was the lack of weight in our team. It is due
to this fact, more than anything else, that we were unable to regain
possession of the coveted trophy this year. The following week we
met Victoria on the same grounds. After giving the Victorians a lesson
in the gentle art of rugby, we came off the field victors twenty'two to
We again met Victoria, at Victoria, on January second. The team,
confronted with the usual Victoria mud, again were successful and
downed Victoria nineteen to six. The last and final game was played
February twentieth, against Vancouver Rep. As Vancouver had also
defeated Victoria twice, the winning of this game by Varsity was ab'
solutely imperative.    All our efforts were concentrated on this game,
(Continued on Page Ninety-five)
Page Ninety-three THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
'Varsity" Miller Cup Team
Standing—Art  Gordon,   Phil  Willis,   Pat  Taylor,   Reg.   Wilson,   Doug.,   £.   Maclnnes,   Gordon  Legow.
Seated—T.  Louder,   Harold   Kelley,   Casey   Casselman,   Johnny  Maclean,   Howard   Eaton,   Basile   Coughlan,   R.   MacMillan
"U.B.C" Miller Cup Team
Standing—G.   Baker,   Brick  Pottinger.   Bill  Bain,   W.   Sparks.   Murray   Hunter.   R.   Mackay.
Seated—H.  Wells,   R.   Abernethy,   R.   Davidson,   Brit  Brock,   C.   White,   H.   Farish.   B.   Tupper.
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and no time was lost or wasted in getting the team in shape. The team
that stepped on the field, in point of playing ability, was one of the best
that Varsity has ever had, but unfortunately was appallingly on the
light side; undoubtedly, it is due to this that it was unable to defeat
Vancouver. It was a great disappointment to us all when we were
defeated eighteen to five.
In the Intermediate series two teams were entered—the "Varsity
Thirds" and the Frosh. The "Thirds," owing to the difficulty of getting
an adequate coach or proper facilities for practice, were unable to continue
throughout the season and were obliged to drop out when only half
the schedule had been completed. Johnny Hockin, who captained the
Thirds, worked hard to keep the team together.
The "Frosh," composed entirely of players from the Freshman
year, experienced the usual difficulty in getting organised. The Frosh
this year had great possibilities of fielding a championship team, but
early in the season many of their best players were taken to fill the gaps
in the senior teams caused by the large number of men who were compelled to retire from the game, owing to injuries received. After dropping
a few games at the beginning, the Frosh hit their stride and won nine
games consecutively. Unfortunately they were only able to secure
second place in their league. The Frosh played two games with Victoria
College and were quite successful in both, tieing them here in the first
game and defeating them in a return game at Victoria.
Although it has not won many cups, the Rugby Club has had
quite a successful season, when the difficulties under which we contended
are taken into account. Outside of our regular schedule, we played
a team from Alberta early in the year, and also a team from the Olympic
Club of California. Much credit for our success must be given to Jim
Scott, who has so untiringly given of his services throughout the year.
Jim is known and respected by all the players, not only as a good coach,
but as one of the best fellows.    Jim is one of the boys.
"What do you thin\ of women who imitate men?''''
"They are fools."
"?^o, I really do not believe that they imitate them to that extent.''''
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"Do you find it hard meeting expenses?"
"Gosh, no, I meet them everywhere."—Pitt Panther.
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"I thin^ the Charleston is awful."
"I can't learn it either." —Brown Jug.
Intermediate Rugby Team
Standing—K.  Alpen,  D. Marsh.  J.  Billings,  E.  Bull,   B.  Coghlan.  L.   Merryfield    '28.   J.  Leask.
Seated—H.  MacWMliams   R.  McKechnie,  R.  Henderson,  J.  Hock.n.  D. Telford,   R.  Brown,  H.  Hodgins.
Freshman Rugby Team
Back  Row—D.  Pearce,   R.   Chambers,   D.  Young,   H.   Parish.
Middle Row—H.  Rae.   A.   Vaughn,   W.  Wainman,  B.  Murray,   G.   Stevens,   W.   Wilson,   T.   Shiels.   A.   Estabrook.
Front  Row—C.  McQuarrie,   J.  Leach,  J.   Chapelle,   C.   Helmer,   M.   McCallum,   R.   Farris,   G.   Meredith.
The First Soccer Team
THE success of Varsity's soccer teams in any one season cannot be
estimated by the number of games they win, the number of trophies
they bring to our halls of learning, the number of students who watch
them play, or the number of dollars they bring to the treasury. Their
success can best be measured by the thousands of Vancouver citizens'
who, week after week for the last four years, have packed city grandstands and roared themselves hoarse for the blue and gold.
This year's first soccer eleven set a standard for soccer that excelled
that of any previous team, but they did not win in the League or Mainland Cup. The reasons are too numerous to mention here. Considering
the opposition, the showing has been remarkable. They entered the
Pacific Coast League, a league composed of the best soccer talent in the
country. They defeated Royal City, Saint Andrew's, Victoria Veterans,
St. Saviour's, North Shore, and tied with the league champions, Lady-
smith.    Need we say more?
Year after year the older ones pass on and leave the others to carry
on the struggle. They are gone, but not forgotten. We will remember
Johnny McLeod, with his pep and dash. The memory of Scotty Rushbury is still green. Stan., say, may be in Mexico, but what are three
thousand miles between friends? Bobby Jackson, "old crock," your
smile still lingers. Fiery Jock Lundy and steady Jay Wolverton still
have a warm place in the hearts of soccerites, and "big kick]' Lory Baker,
who piloted the team that won the Mainland Cup. There are many
others, whom space does not permit us to mention here.
Many of this year's team, who are about to leave us, were also on
that championship team. Harry Mosher, known to the gang as Heggie,
has been captain of this year's squad, and we are proud to have Canada's
peerless goalie in our ranks.
Tommy Wilkinson needs no introduction to U.B.C. students.
Versatile, aggressive Tommy, the dread of the opposing defense man,
has been one of the mainstays of the team for many years.
Dimunitive Rex Cameron—"speed" and "fight" are his middle
names.    He and Tommy have made an effective pair of wings this year.
Dry, cynical old Buck, sometimes known as Les. Buckley, of track
fame, came to us as a Freshman five years ago. He has speed to burn
and put his heart and soul into every game he played.
George Ledingham has done his stuff for three years now at left
half and has endeared himself to the hearts of players and supporters
alike. We are glad to hear that he will be back again next year. His
services are invaluable.
Fred Newcombe, the "sheik" of Agriculture, star athlete in many
branches of sport, came up from the second team last year and finished
his second season with us.    Unassuming, popular Fred.
Charlie Gibbard graduated from the half-back line of the second
team to the first this year and now will graduate again. His aggressive
play and high spirits have been great assets to the team.
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Page  Ninety-eight THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Norman Crees is another second team product that made good in
senior company this year. He filled a new position at inside right and
filled it well.
"What's one more year in forty'three?" asks Eb., as he puts his
shoes away for next season, after completing his eighth year of com'
petition with the blue and gold. Eb. is a life member, because he started
something at U.B.C. when he started soccer.
Cheerio, Bill Phillips, you old mudlark! We will always remember
your cheerful grin when we were fighting up to our necks in mud on
a couple of goals at Athletic Park. Your value as a player was exceeded
only by the fact that you kept up the morale of the team.
Tanny Butler played his second season with us this year. Tanny
had a hard time deciding whether he preferred basketball or soccer.
We don't hold that against you, Tanny; you are one of us.
We had three Freshmen playing for us this year. One of them
came up from the second team —Art. Stevenson. We prophesy a great
future for Art.; he knows what to do with the ball—something that
many of us don't.
Quene Yip, the Chinese star, needs no introduction to Vancouver
soccer lovers, but there may be some students who have not been privileged
to see him perform yet. He is rated as one of the best centers on the
Pacific Coast, and he well deserves that reputation. He is tricky, clean
and fast.
Cy. Manning, our energetic president, comes from- Saint Saviour's
and he has proved to be our saviour on many occasions. He played centre
half when Phillips was laid up, and full back for the rest of the time.
Steady and reliable is Cy.; we hope he will be back again next year.
Art Mercer has been the brains of the team and the hardest working
man for the game in college. As manager of this year's first team, and of
the second team for the last three years, he has been invaluable. He has
attended meeting after meeting of the league and held the gang together
when things were going "fluey." Mercer aims to form a graduate
team. Every student in the college, as well as members of the Alumni,
should get behind Art in this project. It would be a great thing to keep
the old gang together.
Another man whose energy has been tireless is Alex. Fordyce.
The Varsity coach has turned out game after game, has given players and
management valuable advice and received no remuneration for his services.
Sky rocket for Alex.!
Stan. Gale, our energetic secretarytreasurer, is a popular man all
the time; but especially when the team is travelling and needs expense
money. Stan, has had a thankless task and has done it well. The team,
as well as the college, owe him a great deal.
Last, but not least, we have Allan Jones, our hard'working trainer,
who came out with liniment and bandages to every game to rub the
boys down and to see that they got the requisite amount of chewing
gum and oranges.
The Second Soccer Team
Standing—R.   Spillsbury,   D.   Warden.   J.   Liersch.   B.   Sutherland,   G.   Thompson.   T.   Warden.   R.   Swanson.
Seated—A.  Stevenson.   W.  Gray,   F.  Robertson,   C.  Leek.   G.  Dynes    G.   Miller.   M.   Evans.
THE Second Soccer Team was, at the close of the last football year, promoted to second
division. Thus far, through good team work, it has maintained a satisfactory
standing. Under the pastoral guidance of John Liersch, the boys have been able
to hold their own against cleverer and much more experienced opposition. The entry
of the team definitely into senior football has, to say the least, been auspicious.
The team began its league schedule rather badly with a 6-0 loss. This was partly
attributable to poor conditions, partly to the fact that only five of last year's players were
with the team. All the players, however, quickly rounded into form. Before Christmas
they gave some good performances, such as: a 3-2 win over Collingwood, and a 1-0
victory over Kerrisdale. They were eliminated from the Allan Cup only by the Empire
The personnel of the team is noteworthy. The forwards are Burgess, Duffel, Tom
Warden, Max Evans and Spilsbury. The two former are graduates from the third
team and were moved up to take the places of Gray and Stevenson, who were promoted
to the first eleven. Tom Warden holds the centre position. Evans is leading scorer
because he knows the game and always works hard. Spilsbury fits in well with him.
The halves are Vice-Captain Frank Robertson, Captain Charlie Leek, and Ralph Swanson.
All work hard. They are a typical fighting line. The defense is completed by Dave
Warden and George Dynes. The latter, in spite of his being a hopelessly plump Aggie,
hurls himself around very effectively. "Flea" Sutherland is the goalkeeper. He was
good last year, but he is 200 per cent, better this year. George Miller, our only substitute, is always ready when called upon. George Thompson is the team trainer. He
is addicted to rub-down and wise cracks.
The Third Soccer Team
Back  Row—H.   Holworth,   D.   Allan.   R.   Logie.   E.   Anderson.   T.   Burgess,   A.   Ridley.
Middle Row—N.  Newall,  M. McCallum,  D.  Taylor   (Vice-Capt.),  S.  Duffell   (Capt.).  M.  Legg   T.  Barron.   A.  Todd.
Fronf   Row—C.   Yolland,   W.   Brown.
THIS is the third year that a team has been entered in the Vancouver Junior Alliance,
and at the beginning of the season a large number turned out to try for places.
Jack Shannon managed the team at the first of the season, but, owing to lack of time,
was forced to drop out, and Russ Logie was appointed to carry on. Stan. Duffel was
appointed captain and Dave Taylor vice-captain.
The team got a bad start, due to the general confusion at the first of the year. The
standing may not be so high this year as the past two years, but nevertheless the team
has had a very creditable record. It was eliminated in the first round of the Con Jones
Shield and the second round of the O. B. Allan Provincial Cup, and reached the semifinals of the Con Jones Cup Competition.
Anderson is big enough for a goalie and hard to beat. Allan and Todd are a good,
fast, hard-kicking pair of backs. Legg has speed, the kick, and ability, and makes a steady
half. Newall is always in the game and is steadily improving. Dave Taylor gave
Yolland and other newer players a chance at left-half this year. Burgess and Duffell
on the right make a good pair. Tommy has the speed and Stan, is a reliable inside man.
Brown and McCallum alternate at centre position, where both play well. Ridley, at
inside-left, is the wild man of the team. Baron, Brown and Yolland alternated at outside
position, and all turned in good games.
The team should be complimented on the way they turned out to the games, and,
in spite of many defeats, after the first game a full team was fielded every week. The
men have grown to know each other and there is a very excellent spirit and understanding
amongst them.
Page One Hundred and One THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
The Canadian Rugby Club
Coach Doc.  Bu
front  Row—Wils   Morris
Andy"  Anderson.  "Red"  McDonald.   Duncan Todd    Bud  Mclntyre.   Harry  Seed,   Harold  Hall,
Kenny  Noble,   "Bull"   Newby.   Coach Bill  Rose.
Alex.   McLurg,   "Rich,"   Harold   Mahon,   Neil  Watson,
John Curry.
Kenneth   Gamble.   Les  Mallory,
DURING the past season the Canadian  Rugby Club  has been actively   participating in the
city league.    Although the absence of Bates, the former president, has been felt, the Club
has been able to carry out last year's plans with some degree of success.
During the fall term the Senior Team played a number of games against outside competition, and, from a standpoint of finances, all the games were a success. Since Christmas a very
active Junior Team has been formed and is known as the Cubs. Out of five games played,
they won three and lost two, but still have hopes for the championship. More interest in the
Club is being worked up each year, and, with the formation of three divisions of the city league,
we hope to have three teams entered next year.
Back  Row   (left  to  nght)
-Harry  Farrish,  Denis Pearce,   Don Sutherland,  Jack Leach,   Pinky   Stewart,  Frayne  Gordon,
Fredrick  Vanidour.
Middle Row—Jerry Matthews, Le Neir McSweyn, Bill R-ose. Dave Ross, Dr. Burke. G. Meredith, C
Front Row—C.  Duckering.  R.  Chambers,   C.   Davis.   D.  McNeill.  L.  Loggo.  H.  Moscrop,
Sitting—M.   Cameron,   B.   Lando.
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Helmer.  D. Young.
Basketball Club
Cummings,   E.  Heustis,_R.  Bryson   (Coach)^  D
7~op  Row—R.  Gordon,   E.
Bottom  Row—H.   Henderson,  A.   Henderson,   F.   Newcombe,   W.
Hartley.   T.  Butler.
Turpin.   R.   Nesbitt
ANOTHER strenuous season of basketball has passed, with the Varsity
teams making their usual good showing. The fact that basketball
was raised to a major sport shows that it is fast becoming one of Varsity's
most popular games. The game was greatly handicapped, however,
by lack of suitable equipment. The need of a gymnasium was felt more
than ever this year. When we are able to have our own gym., there is
no doubt that much stronger teams will be turned out.
The Club widened its range in regard to exhibition games this
year. The Senior "A" Team travelled to Kamloops and Revelstoke
during the Christmas holidays. This trip took the place of the usual
Island tour. The team also played Bellingham and Tacoma. The
Senior "B" Team visited Seattle, Kelowna and Penticton. All four
teams played in Victoria during the annual Christmas invasion.
The executive this year includes Ron. Gordon, President; Bill
Thomson, Vice-President; and Hubert King, Secretary-Treasurer. Much
credit is due to our president, Ron. Gordon, for the success of this year's
The Club was again able to secure the invaluable services of Ross
Bryson as coach.
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Senior "A" Basketball
A FTER last year's Senior "A" record, the team had a hard reputation
-^*- to live up to. The old stand-bys were replaced by younger men,
. who have shown that they are just as good as the old. This year, as last,
the squad did not get well started until after the New Year, but this year
it was too late, and they have been forced to accept third place in the
Besides league games, the team has played some very fast and interesting outside games. , Just after the Xmas exams, they travelled to Kam-
loops and Revelstoke, where they received the reputation of being as
clean and sportsmanlike a bunch of men as ever went up there from the
coast. It is always harder to be a good loser than a good winner. At
Christmas time the boys reversed the score on Kamloops in one of the
best games of the season. In their intercollegiate games with teams
across the line, the boys did not have as much success as was expected,
but they showed how basketball could be played fast and kept clean.
The team owes a great deal to Ross Bryson, their coach, who has
given his time and experience so unselfishly throughout the whole season.
What Ross doesn't know about basketball is not worth knowing.
0[ last year's squad we had Tommy Wilkinson, who has played
his usual bustling guard game and whom we were sorry to lose in the last
part of the season, on account of pressure of studies. The two Hendersons
were back also, and have used their experience and their height to advantage, Arnold playing centre full time in almost all games. "Dad"
Hartley has shown that experience counts and has turned in some great
games this season. Fred. Newcombe is better than ever, faster, craftier
and tireless; unfortunately, injuries put him out of the game in the last
of the season. Tannie Butler has developed perhaps more than any
other player. Tannie uses his head to decided advantage, thinks quickly
and acts accordingly. Ron. Gordon's strong point is defensive work.
Any man who can elude him has to "step lively." Bill Turpin has si2£,
weight and height to his credit, and he has used all three to advantage;
you will hear more of him as he gains in experience. The one Freshman
on the team, Dick Nesbitt, might be taken for the only Senior. His
steady, consistent playing on the defence has been a feature of the season,
and breaking into the scoring is his favorite pastime. Let us not forget
"Springtime" Elgin Cummings, who has all trainers beaten. The team
didn't reali2£ how much Elgin meant to them until he failed to turn up
to one practice, but only one. Where could one find another trainer
so conscientious and faithful?
Who is the man that has done so much for the team this year? Eric
Huestis. Who answered the question, "When do we eat?" Eric.
Who took the responsibility for our trips and had everything so well
arranged that all the players had to do was play, eat, sleep and enjoy
themselves?    Eric—in other words, our manager.
Page  One  Hundred  and  Four THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Senior "B" Basketball
Standing—N.  MacDonald,   F.   Newcombe   (Coach).   W.   Thomson.   J.   Swanson.   O.   Aune.   R.   Robinson.
Seated     A.   Gibson,   W.   Grey,   H.   King.
THE Senior "B" has contributed largely to the Club's success, being probably the
best balanced aggregation that has ever represented the University. This year's
success was due in no small part to the assistance given by the Senior "A" Team.
We were fortunate in securing the services of Dr. Pentland as coach, but due to heavy
outside work he was unable to continue the work so well begun.
The team finished the season in second place in the league, having lost two very
close games to Rowing Club "C."
This year the Senior "B" team took part in several exhibition games. Early in
February they journeyed to Seattle to play Seattle College. The boys went down to
defeat 50-24. In the return game Varsity's two senior teams combined, but were unable
to halt the invaders, losing an exciting game 57-40.
In the latter part of February the team made a tour of the Okanagan. In the first
game, played in Kelowna, the Valley boys uncorked a whirlwind game to win 27-19.
The Varsity team was unfortunate in losing the services of Captain Bill Gray, who broke
a bone in his foot early in the first half. In the second game, played in Penticton the
following day, Varsity settled down to their passing game and won by a score of 27-23.
Bill Grey, captain; Russ. Robinson, an excellent shot; "Hub" King, centre and
forward; Johnny Swanson, forward; Ersy Gibson, centre; Bill Thomson, guard; Ornulf
Aune, left guard; "Norme" MacDonald, right guard; Freddy Newcombe, coach and
Page One Hundred and Five THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Intermediate "A" Basketball
Standing—W.   Ingledew,   E.   McLean,   G.   Gillespie,   L.   Rees,   K.   Stewart.
Seated     H    Munro,   A.   Crawford,   J.   Legg.
VARSITY'S Intermediate "A" Team, although they have worked
hard all season, has had to accept an honorable defeat in their division.
The boys took a little time to get into their stride, but, once started, they
gave a good account of themselves.
In spite of the festivities of the season, the team upheld their Alma
Mater during the annual invasion of Victoria. They defeated Christ
Church to the tune of 34-24 in a hard-fought game, showing what they
really can do.
Gord. Gillespie, at centre, used his height to good advantage. He
is always cool and resourceful on the floor. Ed. MacLean is a hard
worker at forward and plays well with Lloyd Rees, who has a wicked
eye for the basket. Henry Stewart, another high scorer, was also Captain,
and very untiring on the team's behalf. After his sickness, the reins of
office fell into the capable hands of Al. Crawford. Al. plays a good
game at guard-first. Ask the Freshettes. Bill Ingledew and Hec.
Munro also are hard-working guards and get their share of the baskets.
Bill also plays a useful game at forward. J. Legg has done good work
as substitute.
The boys play a clean, fast game, and with a little coaching will
develop into a team that their opponents will find hard to beat.
Page One Hundred and Six THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Men's Intermediate "B" Basketball
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Standing-   R.   Swanson,   H.   Rae,   J.   Williams,   V.   Little,   R.   Alpen.
Seated—-H.   Nicholson,   T.   Berto,   A.   Stevenson.
THIS team played successfully in the Intermediate "A" Division all
season and broke even through stiff opposition. Tom Berto led
these youngsters to within three baskets of the Adanacs, Intermediate
A' champions. This year they hold the Intermediate "B" championship
of Vancouver for the third consecutive year. At the time of writing,
the team is training hard for the Intermediate "B" playoffs for the championship of B.C.    Let's go, Varsity—Tuum est!
Personnel: Tom Berto, our yell king and captain. This diminutive forward had hard' luck, being injured in mid-season. His good
shooting eye and leadership were greatly missed.
Harold Rae, our speed king, more than overcoming his shortness
by his speed, pep, and ball handling.
John Williams, our tall, hard-working centre. You can always
rely on Johnny for points.    He is a sure man to move up next year.
Bob Alpen, a real utility man. He has worked well in every position
this year.    The team's thanks go to Bob.
Swanson and Little, our husky Freshman guards from Burnaby,
work well together and are a stone wall to opposing forwards.
Nicholson and Stevenson. These rangy forwards are dead-eye
shots on the basket and bother the opposition with their long shots.
Watch them next year.
Page One Hundred and Seven THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
The Grass Hockey Club
ALTHOUGH the Grass Hockey Club has been in existence for only
three years, its membership has greatly increased during that time.
This year we were able to field two teams of almost equal merit, instead
of one, as in the past.
Great credit is due to President Harry Warren for his efforts in
bringing the Club to its present status on the campus. Through his
efforts and those of Frank Potter, Secretary-Treasurer Charlie Wainman,
John Hulbert and Billy Masterson, Captain, Vice-Captain and Manager
of the "Varsity" team, and Joe Kania and Les Buckland, Captain and Vice-
Captain of "U.B.C," the Club should make rapid progress during the
coming session.
The "Varsity" team can hold its own against some of the other
competing teams in the league, and all that is now required is some steady
practice. Needless to say, we have experienced considerable difficulty
in obtaining fields for practice, as we have had to journey to Brockton
Point; but by the time the playing fields are completed at Point Grey
the Club will have attained a very high standard.
The Club gives thanks to the two coaches, Mr. Stone and Mr.
Collins, for their untiring efforts and encouragement during the past year.
There is great hope for the future.
The Track Club
The Arts '20 Relay
HE Freshmen won the Annual Arts '20 Relay Classic over the new
course in the fast time of thirty-four minutes fifty-two and one-half
seconds. Arts '26 was second, and Arts '27 third. Science '27 finished
a good fourth. Taylor, of the Freshman year, broke the tape about one
hundred yards ahead of Ball, of Arts '26. Mottley, of Arts '27, came in
third with a fast sprint, closely followed by Brown, Science '27's speed
artist. Burgess, of Arts '29, proved to be the dark horse on the third
lap, climbing from fifth to first place and taking the lead from Arts '27.
Crees, of Arts '26, ajso distinguished himself in the sixth lap, taking the
lead away from McDonald, of Arts '29. McWilliams, of Arts '28, had
no one near him in the eighth lap and finished strong. The greatest
surprise of the race was the splendid fight put up by the Arts '26 team.
Elliott, of Arts '27, won the first lap by a few feet. Wells, of Agriculture, sprung a surprise in this lap, finishing second. Bert Bailey ran
a magnificent race in the second lap, holding the lead for Arts '27 in a
battle with Balmer, of Arts '26. Hyndman, of Arts '29, fought hard
in this lap, climbing from seventh to fifth place, while Selby, of Arts '28,
passed three men. The third lap, as recounted above, saw Burgess
make his spectacular gain. Dalrymple, of Arts '27, and Gallagher, of
Arts' 26, finished second and third respectively.    In the short fourth
(Continued on Page One Hundred and Eleven)
Page One Hundred and Eight THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
'U. B. C." Grass Hockey Team
Standing—L.  Magar,   D.   Waterfield,   C.   Gould,   E.   J.   Stone   (Coach),   S.   Miller,   G.   Lee,   J.   Marin.
Seated—J.  Nash,  G.   Vincent,   L.   Brown,   J.   Kania   (Capt.).   F.   Buckland.
"Varsity" Grass Hockey Team
Standing—J.  Hulbert.  D.  Marsh.  E. J.  Stone   (Coach).  C.  Wainman   (Capt.),  W.   Masterson,  T.  Groves.  W.  Mathews.
Seated—F.   Potter,   L.   Smith.   A.   Maxwell,   R.   Bayliss,   H.   Warren    (Pres.).
Page One Hundred and Nine THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Intermediate Ice Hockey Team
Standing — A.  Mooyboer.  J.  Newmarch,  F.  Saunders,   D.  Farris.   D.  Calvert,  H.  MacDonald.
Seated—D.   Bell,   T.   Stanley,   J,   Mathews.
'""PHE Club entered a team in the Vancouver Intermediate League
-*■ as usual this year—a team which occupied its usual distinguished
position at the bottom of the league. This lamentable fact was the
fault of no one in particular, the main difficulty being a lack of material
in Varsity.
In the regular league fixtures the team was beaten, in which it was
not unique among Varsity teams; however, it was never beaten very badly.
The boys played hard and did their best, but they were not quite good
enough. It is unnecessary to add that the Varsity games were always
In Victoria the local All-Stars were victorious 3-0, but considering
that there were only three regulars on our team over there, and that the
Victorians all played in the Senior League, the score was not so bad.
The few energetic souls who turned out at that early hour to support
the team saw a game that was better even than the score would indicate.
The executive consisted of Doug. Bell, President; H. Hodgins,
Vice-President; and C. Doberer, Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Fred Saunders
acted as Manager and Coach and is hereby thanked most sincerely for
his valuable services. About five minutes before going on for the first
game Gerry Newmarch was elected Captain by acclamation.
Page One Hundred and Ten THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
The Arts 70 Relay
(Continued from Page One Hundred and Eight)
lap Catterall, of Arts '26, passed McLean, of Arts '27. Hockridge, of
Arts '29, kept his lead. There were no changes in the fifth lap. Smith,
of Arts '26, ran well, but was unable to overtake Winter, of Arts '29.
Groves, of Arts '27, finished third.
In the sixth lap Arts '26 upset the dope, assuming the lead when
Crees smashed his way past McDonald, of Arts '29. Science '28 and '29
were fighting to keep out of the cellar position. Terhune, of '28, passed
his rival, and the lead was kept to the end.
The seventh lap, which has often proved to be the deciding lap
in former years, saw Chappell, of the Freshmen, pass Vincent, of Arts '26,
and hand his team-mate, Taylor, a comfortable lead. Clark, of Arts '27,
ran well in this lap, gaining much ground. The eighth and final lap
finished as described above.
The University Track Meet
^"pHE Freshmen won the Faculty Cup for the Varsity Inter-Class Track
-^ Meet on March sixth. Although the field events were not up to
the standard of former years, the time made in the track events more than
made up for this. Six new records were chalked up and one tied. The
quarter-mile, the half, the mile, the three-mile, the relay, and the women's
high jump records were all broken, and the hundred yard dash for women
was tied. Taylor, of Arts '29, was high scorer of the meet with eight
and one-half points. Whitworth gathered in eight points; Kelly, Science
'29, seven points; and McWilliams, Arts '28, six points. Pat. Taylor
won the one hundred and two hundred and twenty yards, Whitworth
was prominent in the weights, and McWilliams won the half and mile
events in record times, establishing himself as the athlete of most outstanding ability. In the women's events, Doris Woods, of Arts '28,
was high scorer, but Mary Carter, Freshette, starred in clearing the
bar at four feet three inches in the high jump for a new record. Doris
Woods tied the record in the hundred yards. Arts '26 won the big
relay event in a most thrilling race.
McWilliams started the ball rolling when he clipped two and four-
fifths seconds off Buckley's record in the half mile, negotiating the distance
in the fast time of two minutes three and four-fifths seconds. He followed
this up by turning in a still more remarkable performance in the mile event,
when he bettered the old record by 8 seconds, winning the Dr. Bricker
Cup. The new mark was four minutes forty and four-fifths seconds.
Both of these records ought to stand for quite a time.
Page One  Hundred and Eleven THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
ike Track Team
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Standing     C.   Whitworth.   Q.   Yip.   E.   Cummings.   R.   Brown.   C.   Barton.  C  Mottley.
Sitting—P.    Taylor,    W.    Selby.    H.    McWilliams,    F.    Newcombe,   H.   King.
Charlie Mottley showed that he is an excellent quarter-miler as
well as a miler when he broke McKay's record in the four-forty by two
fifths of a second.    Mottley's time was fifty-four and two-fifths seconds.
In the three-mile event, Carl Barton, of Science '26, pulled the
surprise of the day by slicing twenty-five seconds off his own record and
defeating Balmer, the former winner. The new record of sixteen minutes
twelve and two-fifths seconds is excellent time for this event.
Arts '28's team set up a new mark in the eight-eighty yard relay
race, stepping the distance in one minute forty-one and two-fifths seconds
after a keen struggle with Arts '29.
The final standing of the classes gave the Freshmen twenty-four
points, followed by Arts '27 and '28 with nineteen and fifteen points
*     *     *
The Men's Swimming Club
IT is with a feeling of satisfaction that the retiring executive of the Men's Swimming
Club reviews the past season's activities and it is our sincere hope that the women's
section feel the same on the matter and that the two divisions co-operate as well if
not better in future years as we have this year.
This year the Club has had by far its strongest team, and although we were defeated
in Victoria at Christmas by an All-Star team and later by the combined Meraloma and
Q.S. Clubs, we feel sure that the Club is well on its way to future victories. Much more
interest has been shown in the Club this year by the student body, and as a result we
Page One Hundred and Twelve THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Men's Swimming Team
Standing—D.   Allen   (Pres.),   M.   Wood.   O.   Gill,   D.   Bell,   N.   Cox   (Coach).
Seated     R.   Gillespie,   R.   Abernethy,   B.   Macdonald,   R.   Wilson,   P.   Mathewson.
find the membership nearly three times as great as in previous years, there being well
over sixty-five members. This ranks swimming well up with the large clubs of Varsity
and it makes it one of the leading factors in the general development of those students
who are not stars, which, of course, should be the general policy of all college athletic
We have been most fortunate this year in securing Mr. Norman Cox as our swimming
instructor and coach. Mr. Cox has had a great deal of experience in Eastern colleges
and clubs, and he comes to us with the latest ideas on swimming and team management.
It is primarily due to his untiring efforts and good judgment that we have done so well
this year, and it is with this in mind that we prophesy Varsity as a strong contestant
for the Lower Mainland Championship honors.
The Club has been able to inject its influence into two branches of swimming outside
the college, and our only hope is that this work will bring credit to our Alma Mater and
advance the good cause. In the first place, we have been able to boost the formation
of a swimming league on the Lower Mainland, and, in so doing, have put our sports on
the same working basis as other British Columbia sports. In the second place, in negotiations with the Banff Winter Carnival Association, we have been able to arrange for a
meet with Alberta and Saskatchewan Universities and we are attempting to arrange a
larger inter-collegiate meet next year, possibly bringing in several U.S. colleges. Hence,
we have not been entirely self-centered in our work.
In regard to inter-class competition, we have been most fortunate in receiving a
challenge trophy for annual competition from the firm of Allan 6? Boultbee, Ltd., of this
city, and we hope that this interest shown from outside sources will foster interest in the
college and will help to bring out more and better swimmers.
The next task is to raise swimming to the status of a minor sport, and we hope this
is accomplished in the near future.
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The Rowing Club
Wainman Norman Millar Mounce Thorpe Davidson McClurg Keck Bain
TNTEREST in rowing has been greatly stimulated by the arrival of a
1 shell eight, the first craft to be owned by the University Rowing
Club. For this we have to thank our Washington University friends,
who very kindly turned over the "Washingtonia" to our Club.
Many enthusiastic novices were enlisted and, by consistent coaching
on the part of Captain Mounce and President Bain, have shown considerable latent talent. Thanks are also due to Mr. Sweeny, who kindly
offered his services as coach.
We were very unfortunate in getting a late start, partly on account
of a calamity which befell one of our eights, and the time taken to fix up
the boats; otherwise, we would have sent a crew to Washington. In
the future an annual row will be staged with this College, one of the
greatest rowing universities of America. Let us hope that at no remote
date this event will cause as much enthusiasm and excitement as the
Oxford-Cambridge race.
This year we have plans for a regatta, which promises to be one of
the most successful yet held by the Club. Representative crews from
the Vancouver and Brentwood Clubs will participate in several races.
Our first eight will row a Vancouver crew, while the Freshman and other
crews will also compete for laurels.
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Page One Hundred and Fifteen THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
^omen's Athletics
SINCE reaching our new home at Point Grey, the Women's Athletic
Association during the past year has been laboring under difficulties,
but, owing to its former vitality and the efforts of the energetic presidents
of the various Clubs, it has managed to carry on with admirable success.
Basketball, as of previous years, has held its place among our foremost
sports, and much credit is due to the enthusiasm of the individual members
of both teams. The Swimming Club has increased greatly in size, and,
under the efficient coaching of Mr. Cox, has made a splendid name for
itself among the other clubs of this city. The Gymnasium Club has
been well attended, and the rumor that we may have our own gymnasium
in the future has spurred them on to greater efforts. Badminton, as
usual, has attracted many, and the members of the Club may well be
proud of their achievements. Grass Hockey and the Track Club, the
only outdoor sports, have suffered severely this year, owing to the lack
of proper grounds, but it is hoped that these will be provided for next
year and that the Clubs can continue under more advantageous conditions.
At the present time, when women's athletics are becoming more
Outstanding in University life, it is to be hoped that our Association
will continue to grow and become, in the future, one of the most prominent
activities at U.B.C.
The Women's Track Club
THE Women's Track Club is here to stay. As far as co-ed. sports
are concerned, it is perhaps the most recently formed organization,
this being only its third year, but its outstanding success has given it
a very enviable position among the older clubs. In this year's track meet
the standing of the women has been particularly excellent, five events
having been included in the programme. In place of last year's quarter-
mile there was a two hundred and twenty yard sprint, and, considering
the newness of the event, a fairly fast time was recorded. Arts '26
gained the highest total aggregate of points, followed by Arts '29 and
Education, who tied for second place. The Seniors also won the Arts
'25 relay cup, when Flora Musgrave gained a lead from the Freshettes
in one of the closest finishes of the day. Doris Woods, of Arts '28, was
the individual champion, capturing first place in the hundred yards,
tieing the record, and second place in the two hundred and twenty yards.
A new record was set in the high jump when Mary Carter, of Arts '29,
jumped four feet three inches, beating the former record by two inches.
Doris Woods has been president of the Track Club this year, and
the outstanding success which has been attained is due in a very large
measure to her. Future presidents have indeed a splendid example to
The detailed results of the women's events at the track meet are
as follows: High Jump—Mary Carter, Arts '29; Clara Gould, Arts
'26; Miss Gale, Ed. '26.    Height, four feet three inches.
(Continued on Page One Hundred and Twenty-one)
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Women's Grass Hockey
Standing—V. Macintosh, V.  Welsh,  E. Vrooman,  B. Pollock, N. Mellish,  R. Wilson.  F. Elliott,  E. Sproule. S. Armstrong
Seated—D.  Russell,   I.  Henderson,   A.  Mackenzie,   V.  Wilson,   G.  Pendray.
f AST year the cry of the Women's Grass Hockey Club was "Just
*-* wait until we get out to Point Grey, and then we'll show you what
we can do." Well, here we are; but conditions do not seem to have
improved much. Our old difficulty of getting a playing field is as strong
as ever, even worse, because we have to go into town if we want to
practise. The number of games played this year has not been so great
as before, owing to the fact that we are so far from the different high
schools. However, considering the adverse conditions with which we
have had to contend, our proportion of games played is fairly creditable.
We were forced to field a weak team in Victoria at Christmas, but
thanks to the traditional fighting spirit of Varsity, especially in the
second half, we were able to hold them to a lower score than in the same
game last year. Also, we have set a precedent this term in being able
to play a return game against Victoria College. This is the first opportunity we have been given of playing on our own grounds, and we
hope that a custom has been established which will continue to be kept.
This year's executive has comprised: President, Anne Mackenzie;
Vice-President, Virginia Welsh; and Secretary, Dorothy Russell. They
are, indeed, to be congratulated on the way in which they have furthered
the interests of the Club in the face of obstacles, and it is to be hoped
that next year's executive will carry on the policy formed this year.
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Page One Hundred and Eighteen THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Women's Swimming Club
Top   Row—Mary   Ross,   Lillooet   Green,   Jean   Gilley.   Sylvia   Thrupp,   and   Nellie   Mellish.
Bottom  Row—Phyllis  Hainsworth.   Meta   Munroe,   Gertrude   Dowsley,   Mary   Carter,   and   Margery   Wilkinson.
THIS year the Women's Swimming Club has been more successful
than ever in gaining laurels for our University. This gave the
Club a good send-off in the aquatic sports of the first year at our new
Owing to the generosity of the Students' Council, we were able to
secure the capable supervision of Mr. Norman Cox, well known to all
swimming enthusiasts. We wish to thank Mr. C. Hills for the kind
interest he showed in the University Women's Swimming Club before
we were able to secure a permanent coach.
Despite the difficulty in obtaining as good turn-outs as in previous
years, owing to the distance of our college from an available swimming
tank, the efforts of the executive (comprising: President, Gertrude Dowsley; Vice-President, Jean Gilley; and Secretary-Treasurer, Phyllis
Hainsworth) must be awarded due praise for keeping the girls filled
with enthusiasm. Sylvia Thrupp and Vera Sharpe, early in the fall
term, commenced a successful class in life-saving and are working assiduously in preparing the girls for the exams, of the Royal Life Saving Society.
We wish to mention Sylvia Thrupp especially, because of her
untiring efforts on behalf of the Club. She holds the enviable position
of being the Coast's leading breast-stroke swimmer. At the annual
swimming meets, Lillooet Green, Mary Carter, Nellie Mellish, Mary
Ross, Marjorie Wilkinson, Meta Munro, Jean Gilley, Honor Kidd and
Sylvia Thrupp upheld the reputation of our Club in a way that did us
great credit.
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Basketball Club
Standing-- Winona   Straight,   Mary   Carter,   Gay   Swencisky.
Seated—Jean   Carlow,   Flora   Musgrave,   Jenny   Wilkinson,   Doris   Shorn y.
AT the first meeting of the Basketball Club in the fall, officers were
elected and the general program for the season outlined. Practices
were immediately started and the turnouts enthusiastically attended.
The success of the Club has been mainly due to its capable President,
Jeannie Wilkinson, who has handled her duties in the most able and
efficient manner possible.
Flora Musgrave and her faithful followers, Doris Shorney, Winona
Straight, Jeannie Wilkinson, Jean Carlow and Mary Carter, make up
the personnel of the Senior "A" Team. They have been playing in the
Vancouver City and District League all season and are now fighting
hard for second place.
Unfortunately, during the Victoria trip in the Christmas holidays,
the team suffered defeat at the hands of the famous Fidelis quintette.
It was a hard-fought game, however, and the final score was very close.
When Victoria College invaded the city our team made up for its former
defeat by showing the Islanders how to handle a basketball to advantage.
Ron. Gordon has coached both the Senior "A" and Senior "B"
Teams all season, and he deserves much credit for his untiring efforts.
There will be five teams entering the inter-class competition, which
promises to be a close contest.
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Senior "B" Basketball Team
Top   Row—Marjorie   Lanning,   Gerry   Whittaker,   Beth   Carter,   Beryl   Grant.
Bottom   Row—*"Ginger"   Welch,   Doris   Woods,   Jean Musgrave,   Doris   Allen.
THOUGH dame fortune very unkindly frowned upon the activities of the Senior
llB" Team this year, the real results of their efforts may not be as fruitless as they
appear, for they have been consistently and faithfully developing material for next
year's Senior "A" Team.    Competing as they did in the same league with their more
experienced sisters, they put up a game fight against odds and came out with several
victories and a not unenviable record to their credit.
Jean Musgrave, Captain of the team, proved to be a star in every position and
worked hard for her team. Gerry Whittaker filled the position at centre very well and
netted many baskets for Varsity. Doris Allan was the diminutive forward, her specialty
being long shots from seemingly impossible places. Doris Woods worked hard at forward
and was the star shot of the team. Marj. Lanning played a star game at guard and made
many points. Virginia Welch, a good guard, kept closely to her check. Beryl Grant
and Beth Carter, the other two guards, both played good games at defense.
*      *      *
The Women's Track Club
(Continued  from  Page  One  Hundred  and Sixteen)
Hundred Yards Doris Woods, Arts '28; Flora Musgrave, Arts '26; Jean Musgrave,
Arts '27.    Time, thirteen and two-fifths seconds.
Relay    Arts '26, Arts '29, Arts '27-    Time, two minutes three seconds.
Two hundred and twenty yards—Doris Shorney, Ed. '26; Doris Woods, Arts '28;
Elizabeth Vrqoman, Arts '29.'   Time, thirty and two-fifths seconds.
Broad Jump Elsie Tighe, Arts '26; Sylvia Thrupp, Ed. '26; Donalda Straus, Arts '27.
Twelve feet, nine inches.
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D.   Ingram
The Women's
Gymnasium Club
'TNHE University Women's Gymnasium
J. Club, although laboring under difficulties this year, was as popular as
ever with the girls who endeavored to
keep fit by physical exercises of different
sorts. Every Thursday from four to five
the gymnasium class, with an average
membership of thirty energetic girls, met
under the leadership of Miss Dobbin, who
put the members through their exercises.
The girls entered into these exercises with
a good spirit, and strenuous work was
done, accompanied by music supplied by
Miss Ida Kerr. Being without apparatus
of any sort in our temporary quarters,
Miss Dobbin resorted to folk dancing and
games for variation from the exercises.
Three letters are awarded each year to
the three new members who obtain highest
merit in attendance, improvement and
The executive for 1925-26 consists of:
President, Miss Lillian Coade; Vice-
President, Miss Dorothy Ingram; Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Nancy Scouse.
Science '26
(Continued from Page Fifryvone)
there sheepskins and depart from the rugged mountains. Suddenly the
scene changed and they entered a basin of Ah inspiring butey. Not a
policeman in site. All about grew the fragrent hops and the little
springs was flowing milk and honey. Then up spoke Ed. Bassett: "Boys,
let's bild Youtopia here and spend the rest of our lives in piece and cum-
fert." So they unpacked, Mertel, and the foresters got out there saw
and started making lumber for the new paradise. Falconer figured out
that if the colony went ahead there wud be a chance to make a quik
ternover in harps. The geologists went into raptures over auntyclines
and sinclines till the rest of the class told them to get busy and brake
rock for the foundashuns. The sivil twins started to locate the North
star, wat for nobody new. The mechanicals staid in camp and kept the
cook busy. It seemed they had to desine a motor and did not have the
rite kind of ohms. George and Tam rigged up a temporary electric
plant by harnessing the rattle of Fred's car. The way those ohm sifters
cud consoom hot cakes in the morning, Mertel, was a wunder.
Well things went on fine with no fees, lectures or labs till one morning
there arose a moaning sound which grew in volume till it became a mighty
bellow. As every one was quaking in his shoes Barton rushed into
camp with his eyes popping and gasps out vchese it fellers I picked up a
dinosaur egg the other day but wen I went for it this morning it had
hatched out." Whereat, Mertel, they burned the trail to the nearest
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Tennis Club
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Standing     H.   Nicholson.  J.  Piters,   A.   Hopkins.
Seated     M.  Greig.   I.   Stevenson,   Dr.   Boggs   (Hon.   Pres.).
THE University Tennis Club experienced serious handicaps this year,
due to the move to Point Grey. Nevertheless, by showing a true
Varsity spirit, we overcame the major difficulties and the annual championship tournament was held at the opening of the fall term as usual. Through
the efforts of the President, Jack Shakespeare, and the kindness of the
Point Grey Tennis Club, the courts of this Club at Fourth Avenue and
Sasamat Street were secured for the tournament. Foggy weather and
other unavoidable delays postponed the final matches until a later date
than usual, but champions were finally declared in the various events,
after some very interesting matches had been played.
The new men's champion is Ian Stevenson, who played consistently
good tennis throughout. In the finals he defeated J. Piters in straight
sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. The match was well contested and Piters extended
Stevenson before admitting defeat. The finals of the men's doubles
developed into a very stubborn argument, and ran into sixty-one games
before J. Piters and H. Nicholson finally won the title by vanquishing
D. Calvert and C. Yolland. The score was 9-7, 9-11, 6-3, 9-7- The
cup which appears in the photograph is the Ladies' Singles Permanent
Challenge Cup, donated by Arts '27 last year.    This handsome trophy
(Continued on Page One Hundred and Twenty-five)
Page One Hundred and Twenty-three THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Badminton Club
Standing—G.   Carpenter,   O.  Woodman,   O.   Marrion,   Violet  Millener,   J.   Shakespeare.   J.   Creer.
Seatvd—-M,   Craig,   J.   Allardyce   (Hon.   Pres.),   H.   Matheson.
WITH the close of the session 1925-26, the Badminton Club concludes
yet another successful year. Play was started at the very beginning
of the session, and from then on every playing period saw a large number
of members out, except during those short but interesting few weeks
at the end of each term.
This season the executive has consisted of the following: Honorary
President, Mr. J. Allardyce; President, O. Woodman; Vice-President,
Miss V. Millener; Secretary, O. Marrion; Treasurer, Miss E. King.
Owing to pressure of work Miss King was forced to resign and her place
was taken by Ian Stevenson during the spring term.
Early in the year the Club held a handicap tournament, which was
won by G. Carpenter and Joan Creer with a handicap of minus twelve.
In conjunction with the Fairview, North Vancouver and 7th
Battalion "B" Division Clubs, a schedule of matches was drawn up,
each club playing the other twice with both first and second teams.
Several matches were also played with other clubs. The first team did
not lose a match in the regular series, their only loss being to the 7th
Battalion  "A" Division, the senior ranking club in B.C.
Page  One Hundred and  Twenty-four THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
The first team consisted of O. Woodman, O. Marrion, J. Shakespeare, G. Carpenter,
R. Davidson, M. McFarlane and Misses V. Millener, J. Creer, H. Matheson, M. Craig,
J. Hallamore and G. Harvey. At the beginning of the season the loss of Argue and
Hincks was keenly felt, but after a few weeks or practice Marrion and Carpenter made
able substitutes. Oscar Marrion's long reach and hard smash makes him a difficult man
to beat in mixed doubles. Carpenter has, perhaps, shown more improvement than any
other man on the team. Dick Davidson was captured by the Rugby Club, but when
the season was over returned to the fold and considerably strengthened the team. Med.
McFarlane is showing great improvement; he has a tricky service and a good drive. Joan
Creer and Margaret Craig made good records. Woodman and Violet Millener were
the two standbys from last year's team, always to be counted upon to win the majority
of their games. Jack Shakespeare and Helen Matheson turned in an excellent average.
Helen's peculiar service still seems to puzzle her opponents. Gladys Harvey and Joyce
Hallamore were well up to last year's standard—nuf sed!
The second team was represented by I. Stevenson, H. Brown, J. Dalton, R. Noble,
J. Middlemass and Misses A. Hopkins, J. Partington, D. Porteous, E. Eddy and B. Matheson. They were not so successful as the first team, but showed great improvement towards the end of the season. The women players deserve special mention, as in practically
every match they won the majority of their doubles.
For the first time in many years Victoria was able to put up really good opposition
for the visiting Varsity team, the result being a draw at 12 matches all.
As the "Annual" goes to press, the B.C. Open Championships are looming up.
The U.B.C. Open Championships are scheduled to follow immediately after the B.C.
tournament, in the latter part of February.
(Continued from Page One Hundred and Twenty-three)
was won by Miss Marjorie Greig, who is the new champion. She defeated Miss Strauss
in the finals. At the same time Miss Greig also won the Dr. Boggs Cup, which is a two-
year trophy for the same event. The ladies' doubles were won by Miss Greig and Miss
Aileen Hopkins. Miss Carlaw and Miss Welch made a strong bid for the championship,
however, and only lost by the score of 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Miss Greig distinguished herself
by sharing in a third championship. She played with Ian Stevenson in the mixed doubles,
and Miss J. Meredith and J. Shakespeare, the other finalists, were not equal to such
formidable opposition. To the great disappointment of the tennis-playing members of
the faculty, there was no time for the annual Faculty vs. Student Match.
During the first week of the fall term, U.B.C. was invited to participate in the annual
Alberta vs. Saskatchewan tournament to be held in Edmonton. The proposition was
thoroughly discussed, but owing to the unsatisfactory financial condition of the Club
and the short time given to complete arrangements, it was found impossible to send a
team to Edmonton. However, the Varsity Tennis Club was given to expect a renewal
of the invitation this year, and does not intend to let such an opportunity slip by again.
Space has been set aside for tennis courts at Point Grey, and the matter of having
courts installed has been brought before the Men's Athletic Executive. The proposal
is to build a unit of two courts, with provision for the addition of more courts in the
future. The Faculty have voiced their willingness to assist in this project and there is
every prospect of having courts at Point Grey in the near future. When this is accomplished the Tennis Club should be active during the greater part of the year and will
assume a much larger part in the athletic life of the University than it does at present.
The Annual Meeting of the Tennis Club will be held towards the end of this term,
when a new constitution will be submitted and officers elected for next year.
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Page  One  Hundred and  Twenty-six Hiterars Supplement THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
(The Ulan In The JTloon
T was warm midnight. I lay
upon the grass by the lonely
roadside, stretched out upon my
back at full length. It was quiet
there, so quiet that once, when my
idle fingers plucked up a blade of
grass by the roots, a sound arose
like a little crackle of thunder.
If I turned my head sideways, as
it was turned now, I could see the
glaring white road climbing up the
hill through the shrubbery, climbing up until it stopped abruptly at
the sky, where there was a white,
round moon shining. Perhaps this
road was a silver fairy road, I
thought, climbing
through the dark
country and the
dark sky right up
to that lunar world
itself. I closed my
eyes, and I could
sense the white
light shining
through the lids.
I opened them again
and everything was
the same: the white,
mounting road, the
bright round moon
Then I smiled drowsily when I
thought of that old superstition
which says that the full moon
shining upon a sleeping man's face
will turn him into a madman.
I closed my eyes again. This
time everything was dark, and
when I opened them there was a
figure standing between me and the
light of the moon.
I was startled and sat up abruptly.
There should be no other human
being but myself in this part of
the country so late at night. But
was this a human being? Certainly
I had  never  before  seen  such  a
grotesque creature. One of his
legs was almost half as long again
as the other, so that, standing upright, as he was now, he had to
bend his knee in order to allow
the shorter one to reach the ground.
This position thrust one shoulder
up to a ridiculous height and drew
the other away down, thus causing
his head to nestle over against his
own shoulder. I could not make
out his features, for his back was
to the moon, but I was conscious
of and a little disturbed by the
whites of his eyes, which glistened
uncannily in the darkness.
This strange
creature wore what
might, for all its
various hues and
loose ends, have
been a pierrot's
costume; but the
figure beneath the
costume was so
bent, twisted and
mishapen that a recognition of the
style of dress was
impossible. He
leaned upon a staff,
which he held in both hands, and
looked down upon me.
"Where—where did you come
from?" I queried.
He turned and looked up the
road towards the moon and waved
his staff in that direction. "Up
there," he said in a high, quavering
"But what—who are you?" I
"Me? I am what children and
wise men call the man in the moon."
Only a madman, I thought—
nothing more. But even at that,
it was strange that he should have
come here to me.
Oh' you, have brought me a gift indeed,
Coming so swiftly, going so soon,
For the drowsy hours of that afternoon
Thrilled to the note of a river reed
(Fashioned of Pans immortal need
In Thessaly) and laughter's boon
Was mine again, and the curved young
And wisdom was only a worn-out creed.
I \now that we never again shall meet,
(Some dreams, I thin\, cannot come true)
But I hold from those still hours, far and
(How then may I grieve that they were few?)
The reed's song calling, the dancing feet . .
And all green thickets remember you.
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Before I had time to ask anything further, he continued: "Once
every thousand years I am permitted to come down to earth and ask
one man if he will take my place in the moon. If he refuses, I have to
go back alone and wait for another thousand years." He shook his
head dolefully.    "No one has ever done it yet."
"Mad, mad, mad," I muttered to myself, and then: "So you want
me to become the man in the moon?"
He nodded.
I will humour him, I thought, so I said: "All right, I will take
your place in the moon."
He showed no emotion; but, "Come with me," he said, and stepped
out into the white road.
"Are we both going to the moon?" I asked, smiling wanly and
following him.
"No, that wouldn't be fair to the children and the wise men. There
can be a man in the moon, but not men in the moon. But I will show
you the way."
We were climbing the white road now, climbing upwards towards
the moon. I could see the grotesque outline of the figure ahead of me,
twisting and swaying his crippled body as he struggled on, and I could
hear the rat-tat-tat of his stick as it struck the hard road and broke the
stillness about us. Climbing, climbing, climbing a hill with its base
somewhere behind us in the darkness below, and its summit'somewhere
ahead of us among the stars. My mind became numbed and the whole
range of my vision narrowed to a circle which enclosed the strange,
bobbing creature silhouetted against the white moonlit road in front
of me, and my ears heard only the clatter of his staff upon the stones.
Then, after we had been toiling upwards for years, centuries, ages,
the figure ahead of me faded into the darkness, and the road became
black and the moon went out.
I am in a dark cavern now. I know it is a cavern, for I can feel the
clouds of darkness behind me, and I can see through an arch before me a
weird landscape glowing in an unearthly brightness. I can not stay
in here because I am shuddering, and there are too many shadows behind
I am out of the cavern now. How strange it is out here; how still, how grand, how
lonely, stark, and dead. Here, on three sides of me, are great jagged peaks thrusting
themselves up into the blue brightness, and there are long shadows and a great scarred
plain shimmering in the stillness. These pinnacles towering up over my shoulder are
huge giants, huge lifeless giants, and I, standing here in the midst of them, pitiful and
small, with my eyes wide open and my arms pressed tight against my body am .
There is the earth up there, swollen and unnatural, bigger than three moons. The earth.
How strange. Why should the earth be up there and I standing down here looking at
it?    Ah, yes, now I remember; I am the man in the moon.
I tell you I am the man in the moon. Who said I was mad? I am no more mad than
you are. You may hold me down in this bed, you may reason with me, you may do
anything you like with me; but, in spite of it all, I tell you I am the man in the moon.
Yes, sir, I am the man in the moon, and I will be for the next thousand years.
Page One Hundred and Twenty-nine THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
The Play Actor
By G. Vincent
TT HAS been my custom for several years to walk home from my work
*■ in the evening, and it was on these walks that I first encountered
Louis. I used to see him standing there, in front of the plate glass window
of the vacant store at the foot of our road, a queer, tall figure with a long
emaciated face and lank, black hair which fell right back over his coat
collar. He was evidently an evening worker, as he always took the
down-town car.
It was not his appearance alone that attracted me, but also his
extraordinary actions. He would stop opposite the store window, and,
after gating dramatically at his own reflection for several minutes, would
strike a pose and commence acting—yes, acting to his own reflection.
He seemed totally careless of attracting attention, and though frequently
surrounded by a bevy of small children who sometimes giggled and
sometimes stared open-mouthed, he continued to roll forth resonant
phrases and to pose and strut before the plate glass.
One evening he was not waiting at the corner as I came along;
but presently I saw him running from a distance, obviously trying to catch
the street car which was rapidly approaching. I saw he could not
quite make it, so I stepped forward and stopped it for him. As he boarded
it he turned and swept off his hat.
The next evening, to my astonishment, he stopped his play-acting
as I passed and approached me, exclaiming: "Ah, my benefactor," and
thanked me most profusely. I demurred, said it was nothing at all, and
offered him a cigarette. He accepted it with a low bow, saying in an
offhand manner that he did not, however, smoke much, as it affected
his voice.
"An actor?" I queried. Yes, in the show business, you know.
Tragedy was his line. At present he was out of a "shop," but he liked
to keep his lines up, and so on. We parted on the best of terms. After
that, I spoke to him frequently.
Winter was approaching, and he became, if anything, even more
pale and emaciated. His threadbare coat hardly seemed sufficient covering
for such a long, lean bag of bones. He did not appear on the local stage,
as far as I could see; but he assured me he was taking a minor part to
tide over the bad times.
Very late one soaking wet evening it happened that I encountered
him down town, evidently returning from his "shop." I felt so sorry
for the poor devil that I made him come into a restaurant with me and
have a square meal. His statement that he came rather for the pleasure
of my company than the food was pitifully belied by the hungry gleam
in his eye. When dinner was served, I realised for the first time that
the man was practically starving, and tried not to observe his trembling
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Well, I fed him, and afterwards we smoked and talked. It was
comfortable in there, and Louis was plainly reluctant to leave. He
talked. The usual story. He was writing a play, a very good play,
and when it was finished he would have a "shop" of his own, and his
wife should play the principal part. Oh, yes, he had a wife! A most
remarkably talented and beautiful woman. No doubt I had heard of
her acting. No? Well, I might have forgotten her name. Would I
care to see her photo?    He passed it over.
Oh, well, I suppose the deception was insulting; but it was very
pitiful, that passing off of the photo of a world-famous movie actress
for that of his wife. It was such an obvious lie. The photo was one
of those cheap things you get in exchange for cigarette cards and soap
wrappers.    I passed it back with murmured conventionalities.
Yes, he went on, it was so difficult at present to keep her in the
luxury to which she was accustomed, and he wouldn't let her take any
minor parts. No, her talents were too great to be thus wasted. I casually
mentioned that I had not seen his own name on the local boards—-which
show did he act with? His pale face flushed, he mumbled something
about "a very minor part," and rose hurriedly. I pressed the question
no further, and we parted at the door with profuse thanks on his part
and embarrassment on mine. Before he went he opened a soiled notebook and took my name—"In case I can ever repay such kindness"—
and vanished in the mist.
Well, I don't know what happened to him after that,' whether he
caught a chill that bitter night, or whether it was the natural result of
privation. Days passed, and I did not see him at his usual corner. I
became worried. Yes, so great was my interest that I even enquired
where he lived. Quite a lot of people seemed to know of him. "Crasy
Louis!    Oh, whatever do you want with him?"    But I got his address.
I went. A wretched little hovel, squeezed between two tall
apartment houses, from whose eves dripped ceaseless driwles of rain
water. I knocked at the door and a thin, slatternly woman opened it.
Was Louis in? Oh, yes, he was in. She laughed rather horribly. The
poor, crasy fool was dead, she added; died this morning. Was she a
neighbour? A neighbour! Her face hardened. No! She was his
wife, and a damn rotten husband he had been, the fool. Him and his
crasy play-acting. Saying he was an actor! Why, he was so crazy to
act that he was willing to be a scene-shifter at a dollar fifty a night, and
to spend his days writing blasted nonsense on expensive paper!
'But I thought his wife " I began helplessly and then stopped.
What was the use?
I almost pushed her aside, and went in. Louis lay on the bed,
dressed in his threadbare clothes, his lean face strangely calm and
triumphant, his right arm outflung as if in dramatic fervour. On the
floor, scattered about, lay the sheets of expensive paper—the play. I
gazed silently at Louis, and the thought came to me: Was he still acting,
acting a death scene, and acting it well?
Page  One  Hundred  and  Thirty-one Y(
Vignettes of Vancouver
rOU enter the Park—having passed the hot dog stands, the ice cream
parlors, the small building containing strange machines assuring you
that "Electricity is life." You are startled by the flaring lights of the
bowling green, lights which beat down upon white shirt sleeves and
bright dresses with all the vivid unreality of a stage setting. Then
suddenly there is only the shadowy ocean and a darkness of cedar boughs
striking sharply against the drifting rose of clouds. The sky is a gray
mist; the sea stretches away to infinite horizons. The black bulk of a
freighter brings solidity back to a dissolving world, and your eye, having
once caught this note of permanence, seeks it again in the gray rocks
washed by slow waves, and the tree trunks which stand so firmly in the
faint light. Black lines and gray shadows—you remember the clear
reticence of Japanese prints and then wonder why nature should so often
have appreciation offered her in terms of art. The moon, a white curve
through the dusk, burns brighter and brighter; in the dim sky above
the fir trees, there is a sudden radiance of gold. But the force of the
moonbeams is soon spent, and they glimmer faintly on the water-muted
A restful world of hushed distances and whispered beauty. A world
in which, to recall the sentence found long ago in some book or magazine,
and half forgotten, "Anyone can appreciate a sunny day, but gray days
are God's gift to His elect."
Against the yellow-brown soil of the campus (some day will yet
see us with academic lawns), the college buildings are sharply white.
There is a suggestion of the Orient about those level roofs and glimmering
walls which contrasts oddly with their forest background and with the
motor cars before their doors. But they lack the subtlety of age; they
give no hint of that acquiescence which is at once the riddle and the
answer to the riddle of the East. These buildings are as young as the
youth whom they serve; they question the future as eagerly as the groups
which hurry through their halls do. And yet one feels that the eternal
search has here some hope of finding true fulfilment. Sentinels of beauty,
in all their far serenity, stand guard about this place of questioning.
For, beyond the white walls and the passing crowds of students, beyond
the sweep of tawny earth and the dark line of the firs, the blue begins.
The curve of the gulf strikes through the trees in a flash of azure steel.
The mountains rise steeply from the shore, all details of tree-fringed
slopes and rocky precipices effaced in one stroke of a gigantic brush
which has swept from the intense heart of a sapphire. The sun rides
high where color of water and mountain is lost in a wave of gold. And
above the blue of the lower ranges, against the blue of the sky, the glaciers
gleam; white ramparts lift; the peaks of the Coast Range "prick with
incredible pinnacles into Heaven."
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From Lynton Hill
WITH a sigh, Thomas Bowden dropped his bundle and slowly—for
he was an old man, past seventy—seated himself on the dry,
scorched grass. Behind him stretched the long, undulating, white road
that led from Minehead. Twenty yards or more beyond him the road
divided into two lanes: one, running along the ridge of the hill, led away
from the sea to Lynton; the other followed a steep, winding course to
the little fishing village of Lynmouth that lay in the valley. Resting his
head on his shoulders, trying with the pressure of his fingers to stop the
throbbing of his temples, he sat for some time motionless. The attention
of any passers-by, had there happened to be any, would assuredly have
been attracted to him, for he made a striking figure. The dust of a long
tramp beneath the blazing afternoon sun had settled on his clothing and
on the old felt hat that lay beside him; his clothes, shabby and ill-fitting,
were not of the style adopted by the Devonshire country folk. About
the whole figure there was something of the alien.
Had he been wise, he would have rested in the shade of the inn
three miles back, and continued his journey in the cool of the evening;
but this piece of road had been the last lap, and his eagerness had overcome his better judgment. It had been a difficult task. At times his
eyes had ached at the dazzling whiteness of the road, and the dust had
threatened to choke him; sometimes the noise of breakers had sounded
loudly in his ears, sometimes from far away—faint—almost inaudible.
Ah well! What did it matter? He had made it—at last. After years
how many years he hardly dared to count—of wandering, he was
about to come back to the village of his birth. He had not made a success
of life; on that score he had no illusions. Ever since that fateful day
when he had left England for the New World, bad luck had dogged his
footsteps; he had developed into a hanger-on, a versatile incompetent,
the type who no sooner settles down in a country or a job than he conceives some new project. And yet, latterly, this had ceased to worry
him possibly because he was growing old. These last two years he
had carried one vision in his mind- that of his native village; his actions
had been dominated by one desire—to return home. Even the ignomy
of coming back a failure had ceased to worry him.
Presently he raised his head, and, with eyes dimmed by age, scanned
the valley below. He was beset by a strange thought. Perhaps the
village down there was not Lynmouth. Perhaps he had missed his way.
No, ever since he had passed the Porlock Lighthouse the road had followed
the coast line. That he had taken the wrong turning was impossible.
And yet — The scene which during the last few years he had conjured up in his mind and that which he now beheld were utterly different.
Then, at first with difficulty, he began to pick out familiar objects.
There was the river Lyn winding down the centre of the valley. But
how small it seemed to have grown!    When he had last seen it, it had
Page  One  Hundred  and   Thirty-three THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
appeared to him like some mountain torrent. Ah! And there, just
where river and sea met, was the old wooden jetty where the smacks
used to land their catches- the jetty off which Job Bidwell had fallen
after the party up at old man Fowler's. Funny he hadn't been drowned
that night! But then Job had always been a bit of a wonder—when
he was drunk. There was the village itself. How quaint! Those
little squat cottages with their square gardens and thatched roofs. On
the slope on the other side of the valley was the red brick church with
it diminutive spire—the spire that used to look so imposing.
He could hear the moan of the distant surf; see the gleam of foam
upon the beach. A faint wind came over the hillside, rustling the leaves
of a nearby tree and stirring the old man's white hairs—a wind heavy
with the scents of heather, and sweet brier, and freshly-cut hay. Yes,
the main details were the same- the little village between the hills, the
winding river, and, beyond the valley, the barren sweep of moor, black
against the glow of the setting sun. Then why this sense of disappointment, of depression? It was hard to say. Perhaps it was because he
could recall no longer the image he had kept through his years of wandering;
in the actual scene before him there was something lacking. He began
to regret that he had returned at all. Perhaps, when he reached the
village itself, he would find that down there, too, the same ineffable change
had taken place. He could recall with unusual vividness the old-fashioned
cobbled main street, the two lanterns that cast their dim light on the
door of the Lynvale Hotel, the little white cottage which had belonged
to his father.
He shivered. The sunset had paled to the faintest suggestion of
a glow; down in the valley a few lights had appeared; and upon the
moors were rising the white mists that in Devon betoken nightfall.
Rising stiffly to his feet, he picked up his bundle and began his journey
once again. At the cross-roads he paused for a moment and stood gazing
down at the little cluster of lights. Then, turning his back to Lynmouth
and to the sea, he shuffled off along the road to Lynton.
(Reprinted from the Literary Corner of the " Ubyssey," TTlarch a, 1926)
At dawn I walked 'mid the green and gold of my garden;
Saw two waxen rosebuds like crimson jewels;
Two encrusted goblets with wine o'er brimming,
Dripping with perfume.
Then thro the solemn hush of the listening morning,
Thrilling-sweet, a bird-note pierced thru' the silence.
Love, my heart, and the earth, and sky, and the dawning,
Throbbed to its beauty.
7 —j. c. w.
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