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Annual of McGill University College 1915

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(gwirg? 1L Itabraamt, HI. A.
Acting Principal and Dean,
This Souvenir Annual is respectfully dedicated
by the students of McGill,
British Columbia.  Forsan et haec olim rrieminisse uvabit. Verg. Aen. 1:203.
One day perchance some joy you'll find
In thinking: of these vears of srrind.
The pleasant books, that silently among
Our household treasures take familiar places.
These are to us as if a living tongue
Spake from the printed leaves or pictured faces.
—Longfellow—Seaside and Fireside Dedication.
Within this book you see our College
Laughing, playing,  seeking knowledge;
Here you view us still at home,
Soon throughout the world to roam.
Freshmen,   Sophomores   and   Juniors,
(Alas, no grave and reverend seniors),
Our life within these pages scan;
Unfold its meaning—if vou can.
H.T.L. Annual nf
JRrttiU Untoraiig (United
Hartnutopr, 18.01.
1914-15 Souvenir  Edition.
Editor-in-Chief. Business  Manager.
Dedication     2
Prologue     4
Editorials     7
The  Faculty    :. 11
Retrospect of Student Activities  23
College Will   33
The Greek H eroes   34
Juniors  37
Science '17     51
Sophomores  (Arts)     59
Freshman Arts (Girls)     64
Freshman Arts (Men)    67
Science '18   71
A Day at Old Hazelton  75
Literary and Debating Society  77
Ladies' Literary and Debating Society   82
The C. O. T. C (Prose)  85
The C. O. T. C. (Poem)  87
McGill   Y. W. C. A  91
McGill Y. M. C. A  92
Science '17 Survey School  (Kj
University Addresses     96
Antigone     97
The Strong    99
Society     101
Alumni     110
Men's Athletics    113
Girls' Athletics     123
Advertisements     128-150
tTumourositics         IS9-149  3T is with no small hesitation that we venture to speak of
the future of M. B. C.; nor for our senior students will
the reason be far to seek. For, alas, our swan-song is fast
becoming a hardy annual, and we and our predecessors, like
successive Jonahs, eternally prophesy destruction to a Nineveh
that falleth not. Again and again has gone forth the editorial
warning: "Prepare ye, for the University of British Columbia
is at hand," yet still our M. B. C. flourishes like the proverbial
bay-tree. Assuming, however, that the end of the present
regime is fast approaching (and readers will kindly attach
this hypothesis to all our future comments), we will venture to
tread in the well-worn editorial pathway and speak of our new
And, first of all, it really does seem fairly certain that the
present is the last session of M. B. C. It is true that the
premier has decided to discontinue operations on the buildings
at Point Grey—which, by the way, could not have been ready
for occupancy next October—and that we shall remain in
our present quarters, but lectures, will be delivered largely by
members of the new staff. Such, at least, is the opinion of
those in a position to speak whom we have interviewed. This
is confirmed by the presence in town of members of the new
faculty, and by the arrival and cataloguing at the college of
the books of the University of British Columbia library.
To speak of the advantages of a well-endowed University
savours of platitudinizing, which is always dull; but even at
Page Seven the risk of committing this deadly sin it may be permissible
to mention one of which we Westerners think all too little.
Those who are educated in the country, or even in a city the
size of Vancouver, are apt to be provincial. By this we mean
that, living in their own narrow circle, and seeing few or none
whose mode of life and thought differ in any marked degree
from their own, they are very apt to become somewhat narrow-
minded, not fully appreciating those widely at variance with
themselves, and lacking that tolerance and breadth of understanding and sympathy that a cosmopolitan University should
Heretofore this atmosphere of cosmopolitanism has prevailed in large measure only at the great Eastern Universities,
Toronto, McGill and Queens, whither (let us assume with this
object), many of our own students have gone. With the establishment however of a University in our own province, we
can gradually form such a centre of culture on the Pacific
coast, and keep our men where their talent will be a gain to
their native province.
But however much we may desire the increased advantages of a Provincial University, it is not without the deepest
regret that we think of the closing of M.B.C She has no
time-hallowed traditions, no long roll of fame won and honour
to be maintained, she is too young a university for that, but
she will be remembered as the pioneer who laid the foundations of a glorious future. In a province notoriously careless
of culture and matters intellectual, with inadequate support
and few facilities, she has in ten years cleared the soil and
laid the foundations for the work of the new university. We
have more than held our own with our Alma Mater at Montreal, and have produced alumni who give promise of hereafter gaining some little reputation. In matters literary and
athletic we have proved our prowess on the rival colleges in
neighboring cities. In days to come we shall have no cause
to be ashamed of our old Alma Mater.
We are entering now on a new and most important era
in our history, and it behoves each of us to do his share in
making a name for the University of British Columbia. Hitherto many of our best men, best both intellectually and physically, have gone to Eastern universities, even before our limited facilities necessitated their doing so. In our new Alma
Mater, however, there will be no such excuse for departure;
the number of years will be complete, the options many, and
the staff adequate.    It is for us to remain here and aid them
Page. Eignt in making our university worthy of our province. Yet how
can this be done if, as in the past, and as many purpose doing
next autumn, our best men are continually leaving us for the
East? It is our duty to remain here and to strive with our
brains or our muscles to make Vancouver as famous as McGill
or Toronto. We need our athletes and our debaters as well
as our students. Whatever our talent, let us use it for this
College Spirit, loyalty to our Alma Mater, how often do
we use the term with only too little thought of its meaning;
yet, if it stands for anything, it should be for the spirit of
self-sacrifice, for the willingness to place the interests of the
college before our own. We can all talk of it glibly enough,
is College Spirit only a form for use on—Theatre Nights?
It is inartistic, critics tell us, to end on a high note. Certainly it is often inappropriate and even at times a trifle ludicrous, so we shall rapidly summarize the events of the past
year and shall, we promise you, avoid as far as may be all
tiresome seriousness.
It is very fitting that the past year should have been one of
the most successful in the history of the college. The record
of debates is most satisfactory. Our old opponents from New
Westminster have again been reduced to a proper state of
humility, and the inter-class debates have been very keenly
contested, while the attendance at Literary meetings has been
better than ever before. We are very pleased to see that the
students generally are becoming more conscious of the value
and interest of debating, and are no longer leaving it, as formerly, in the hands of a few. Of course, the dances and refreshments have had nothing to do with this miraculous
change: it is indeed rather the contrary that is true, for the
average student, earnest, literary and high-minded, is repelled
by these un-intellectual gymnastics.
In athletics, it is peculiarly fitting that the city championships, the goal of our Rugby enthusiasts since the foundation
of the college, should have been attained in this our—presumably—final year. This is an achievement of which our college
may well be proud, and we hope that the championship will
continue to remain where it has so fittingly betaken itself. Our
annual contest with Columbian College has again pointed out
to our misguided neighbors the error of their ways in challenging our exalted selves.
Ice Hockey, though only lately established here, already
gives   promise   of   becoming    one   of   our   most   important
Page   Nine branches of athletics, and great credit is due those who are
striving to bring this about.
This session has also witnessed the establishment of a Y.
W. C. A., with a full-fledged Alma Mater representative and a
large stock of good resolutions. Gone alas, are the good old
days of untroubled paganism, when the healthy condition or
the reverse of the organ known as the soul was one's own
private concern—Bible study classes and similar pursuits are
now quite "a la mode." Well, "the old order changeth," we
suppose, "lest one good custom should corrupt the world."
The intended performance of a Greek tragedy by a cast
of students, assisted by Mr. Nelson Shaw, is greatly to the
credit of those concerned. The play selected, "Antigone," is
a masterpiece of Sophocles, one of the world's really great
tragedians. For us to praise it, therefore, and to advise all
students who have the good fortune to remain in town after the
close of the session to see it, is somewhat unnecessary; we
feel confident that all who are able will take the opportunity of
becoming more acquainted with a species of the drama of
which we are only too ignorant.
One of the most important events of the year has been the
establishment of the officers' training corps for students
and alumni. Drills, route-marches, and target-practices are
held under the direction of Sergeant-Major Wallace and Professors Jordan and Logan. Although called into being by the
war, the corps fills a gap that has long been regretted by many
of the students, and should in future years become even more
popular than at present.
Among other beneficial results, the war has revealed a
magnificent spirit of patriotism and self-sacrifice in the universities. All over Canada they have given ungrudgingly of
men and means, and none more freely than our own MB.C.
Thirty of our men are already in Europe, and twenty-five more
will leave with the Third Contingent. Nothing that we could
say would make their deed more noble; they have put aside their
own interests and done their duty. We honour them and are
proud of them, and we have no fears that in their hands the
honour of our college and our province will  be
'We regret that owing to an unfortunate oversight
the picture of Mr. H. L. Manzer, a Literary Editor
of the Annual, was omitted by the photographer
from   the   group-picture   of   the   Annual   Staff.
Principal Robinson was born in Prince Edward Island, and
studied first at Prince of Wales College and later at Dalhousia
University, Halifax, where he obtained his B. A. While
especially attracted to mathematics he was also greatly interested in classics and literature, and has always maintained that
.a knowledge of these latter is the most important element of
all true culture. He was also half-back on what was then
practically the best Rugby team in Canada. On leaving college Principal Robinson became supervisor of schools at
Charlottetown, and in 1893 came to the coast with the late
Principal Shaw of Vancouver High School. On the death of
Principal Shaw he succeeded to his position, and on the foundation of M.B.C. was selected as the man best fitted to be its
head.   Time has amply confirmed this verdict.
Mr. Henry was born in Nova Scotia and after the usual
preliminary education entered Dalhousie University. Here he
took an honour course in English, and further distinguished
himself by gaining several medals and prizes. After obtaining
his Arts degree he studied Applied Science for two years at
McGill. He has since been engaged for the past twenty-eight
years in educational work, and from the time of its foundation
in 1906, has been professor of English at McGill, British Columbia. Mr. Henry is an enthusiastic botanist, and is a recognized authority on the flora of British Columbia.
Lemuel Robertson was born in Prince Edward Island, and
graduated with honours in classics from McGill University
in 1899, taking the Henry Chapman gold medal. Besides
teaching elsewhere he was for some years in the High School
here and in Nanaimo. Mr. Robertson was one of the original
members of the staff of M. B. C, having joined it in
1906. In 1911 he went back to Montreal for a year's postgraduate work, and also gave lectures to the Sophomores. He
returned to us in 1912 and has since then resumed his favorite
subject. Mr. Robertson's classes are noted for the vivid manner in which the subject is presented, and for the unfailing
fund of anecdote and illuminating comment that explains so
clearly all obscurities.
Page   Twelve Page Thirteen H. CHODAT, M. A., PROF. OF MODERNS.
Professor Chodat was born near Berne, Switzerland, but
emigrated to Montreal at the age of twenty. He attended
classes there and graduated in 1905, and then spent a year
teaching in the university while he prepared for his M. A.
degree. His college career was distinguished both from the
point of view of scholarship and athletics, as he obtained
medals and prizes in both branches. After gaining his M. A.
degree he came to Vancouver to lecture in modern language's
and is thus one of the original staff of the college. With the
exception of a year spent at Harvard, where he obtained a
second M. A., he has been with us ever since. His wit is exceeded only by his popularity.
Born in Milltown, N. B., and educated primarily in the
Prince of Wales College, Mr. Dutcher entered McGill as a
science student in 1900. After graduating in 1904 he spent
two years in practical work with Allis Chalmers Bullock Co.
at Cincinnati, and also attended lectures at Boston Technical
Institute. In 1906 he obtained his M. Sc. at Montreal, and
gained the first prize awarded by the Canadian Society of
Civil Engineers, for a thesis on steel testing. He then lectured
for several years in McGill University on Hydraulics, and in
1907 was appointed a professor of civil engineering at M. B. C.
He is also at present an active member of the important firm
of Dutcher & Dutcher, consulting engineers.
Dr. Davidson, born near St. Thomas, Ontario, matriculated
with honours and attended Victoria College, Toronto, taking
a course in Honour Mathematics and Physics, and obtaining
his B. A. in 1900. After serving for five years on the staff
of Columbian College, New Westminster, where he took a
very prominent part in all the college sports, he became in
1906 a member of the first staff of M. B. C. In 1907 he
obtained from the University of California the degree of
Ph.D. Since 1906, besides taking a very active interest in all
college affairs, he has been connected with many of the most
prominent city organizations, being president of the Vancouver
Playground Association, the B. C. Amateur Athletic Association, and the Vancouver Canadian Club. He is at present perfecting an invention for the precipitation of factory smoke by
Pags  Fourteen Page   Fifteen R. E. MACNAGHTEN, B.A., PROF. OF GREEK.
Professor Macnaghten was born in India, but received his
education in England, at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated in the First Class of the Classical
Tripos. After leaving Cambridge -he became an assistant
master at Harrow, but subsequently studied for the bar. and
practised for some years in Tasmania. The attraction of the
classics however, proved too strong, and he abandoned the
law for a position on the classical staff of McGill Montreal.
Six years ago, to our good fortune. Professor Macnaghten
came to M. B. C, where, with the exception of a year spent
in travel on the continent, he has since remained as Professor
of Greek.
Mr. Kendall was born in Rockland Ontario, and after the
usual preliminary education took a course in Mining and
Metallurgy at McGill University, Montreal, graduating as n
Bachelor of Science in 1903. He then practised Civil and
Mining Engineering in the East for some years, but finally
abandoned it in favour of teaching. Some eight years ago he
enrolled on the staff of this college as registrar and lecturer
in the Black Art—Chemistry.
■ "He holds the hated register."
Mr. Henderson was born in Scotland, and educated at Dumfries Academy and Glasgow University, graduating in 188?
with distinction in English Literature and in Philosophy.
Although especially attracted by philosophy and specializing in
it, he did not devote himself entirely to this one subject, but
endeavoured to obtain as wide a general knowledge as possible,
with no small degree of success, as all who have been fortunate
enough to come into contact with him will affirm. He was
also greatly interested in Latin, and has lectured on that
subject. He later took a special course in Philosophy under
Professor E. Laird, and is also a graduate in Theology of the
Church Training College. Glasgow. In 1906 Mr. Henderson
1'ecame one of the members of the staff of M. B. C.
"Myriads of riches in a little room."
Page  Sixteen Page   Seventeen ISABEL MACINNES, M. A., LECTLRER IN
Miss Maclnnes was born in Lancaster, Ontario, and having
pursued a double honour course in English and French at
Queen's University, Kingston, graduated in the year 1908.
Nothing daunted by this Herculean task she now performed
for three years the duties pertaining to a Fellowship in French,
while she took a second honour course in German and History. A few years ago Miss Maclnnes came to Vancouver,
and has lectured here in French, German and English Composition. For some time past it has been her custom to spend
her summers studying in Germany, and her discussions of
German life and character are both entertaining and instructive. Miss Maclnnes has a happy faculty for clear explanation that is often the salvation of her classes. She is also an
indispensable unit of the social and literary life of the college.
Mr. E. E. Jordan, like many of his confreres, is a native of
the Island Province. He pursued a course in mathematics at
Dalhousie and Chicago Universities, and took high honours
and a gold medal at the time of his graduation. He has been
teaching for nineteen years, for the last three of which he has
been Lecturer in Mathematics at McGill British Columbia.
He has taken great interest in the Officers' Training Corps
that has recently been formed, and has spared no pains to make
it a success. Mr. Jordan will be remembered by all who know
him for his kindliness and unfailing courtesy of manner.
Henry Tremaine Logan was born in Londonderry, Nova
Scotia, but at an early age came with his parents to Eburne
B. C. He was a student at the Vancouver High School, and
took the first part of his university course in M. B. C. In
1908 he graduated from McGill University Montreal with
honours in Classics. He also obtained the Rhodes Scholarship
for British Columbia. Three years later he gained his Oxford
B. A., again graduating with honours in Classics. He then
studied Theology in Edinburgh and Montreal, and came to
M. B. C. as lecturer in Classics in the autumn of 1913. Both
as a student and as a member of the Faculty he has been prominent in track and field sports, and both here and at Oxford
has been greatly interested in military training.
Page    Eighteen Page   Nineteen MR. MATHESON, B. Sc, C' E., LECTURER IN CIVIL
Mr. Matheson, a native of Prince Edward Island, attended
Prince of Wales College and completed his education by taking
a course in engineering at McGill, obtaining his B. Sc. in
1898. He then spent three years in railroad work and construction, after which he gained a large experience in municipal work and in coal mining at Pittsburg. For the next
eleven years his work was chiefly in New York where he had
charge of the boring of some of the tunnels under the Hudson
and also the foundation work of several skyscrapers. Since
1912 he has lived in Vancouver as a consulting engineer, and
in his spare moments instructs the First Year Science in the
wiles of Descriptive Geometry.
Mr. Killam, born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, was educated
at the high school there, and later took an Arts course at Mt.
Allison University, gaining his B. A. in 1902. The next four
years he spent in obtaining his B. Sc. from McGill, after which
he returned to Mt. Allison and was for five years professor of
Mechanical Engineering. During this time he further obtained
his M. A. In 1913 he came to M. B. C, where for the past
two years he has taught with great popularity the first and
second years of aspiring engineers.
Mr. Wright was born in Norfolk, but early removed to
Brighton, Sussex. Here he attended the Municipal Secondary
School, and obtained entrance scholarship to the Science and
Arts School. In addition to several others won during his
career here, he obtained the King's Scholarship for St. John's
Training College, London. While there he was a member of
the staff of the college magazine and also a sergeant in the
Students' Volunteer Corps, M Company, Second South Middlesex Regiment. Later, he studied for London University and
passed his Intermediate B. Sc. He then engaged in educational work in London and in Brighton, and in 1913 came to
Vancouver to lecture in Mathematics and Phvsics.
Page  Twenty Page   Twenty-one  A Bletroapwi of &iutent Artttritfea
^iT is no small task to estimate the significance and spirit
JJ) of yesterday from the standpoint of today. To give in
these few pages a record of games and social functions
would be a simple matter, but we find it strangely difficult to
fix the meaning of it all. Our Alumni readers must be charitable if we have missed the point in various places.
Our guiding principle has been with us throughout our
history, though most of us have not put in into words. A few
months after the college was inaugurated, the Legislature
decided that a Provincial University should be built. At once
our College Board decided that our institution was not necessarily permanent; our Faculty decided to do the works that
were required until the day for a quiet death and respectable
funeral should arrive: we, as students, seem to have determined unconsciously that we would form no organizations
that would not be adaptable, and develop no traditions that
might not be welcomed with us as we go in a body into the new
university. We have kept faith all around in that matter,
but our life has seemed commonplace. Surely by this time
we should have developed some stunt or usage all our own
had it not been that each year our initiative was killed by the
thought that "Next year we will have the university." We are
glad to be able to say that we have laid its foundation but
formed none of its traditions prematurely.
Before McGill College was organized, some Arts work was
done as part of the High School work. This was simply
extended to first year, and carried on in the school building in
Fairview. Perhaps this is why so many of us still talk of the
college as a "school", of the staff as "teachers", of the lectures
as "lessons," and have so often acted in harmony with this
conception. When the university comes we will put away
all childish things. For several years before we obtained our
present quarters, we lived in the Old Hospital building on
Cambie street. We have never had our own gymnasium or
playing field, and doubtless in this can be found the reason
why our teams have not been more highly developed. However, we are proud of our athletic history, as judged by any
reasonable standard.
Page  Twenty-three m
Sty* BHteranj BatittitB
E are undecided whether the historian of the future
will say that the success of the literary societies has
been unqualified. A previous statement, that we have
developed no distinctive features of college life, should be
modified. Where else do they finish off a ladies' afternoon
literary meeting with a cake-feast and the evening's debate
with a dance ? The programmes of the meetings have consisted
of debates as a general rule. No outstanding features of the
contests can be recalled but this should not lead to an underestimate of the place which debating has occupied. The Inter-
class and City League debates have given invaluable training
to many a budding orator and some entertainment for the rest of us. On two or three
occasions different Applied Science classes
have undertaken to practise public speaking
but the movement never became general and,
as an unfortunate result, most of us have
missed this important part of education altogether. Last year a student company presented "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with
striking success, and this year "Antigone"
promises even better things.
'JUH'ITHOUT doubt, the most interesting isolated features
lt|U of our college life have been the annual trips to Victoria and Columbian College. Time was when both
girls' and boys' teams went to Victoria in a big excursion
but with the advancing years the girls were supposed to
become more ladylike, so their part of it has been discontinued. The boys finally demonstrated this year that sixty
college athletes can take a steamer trip and stay over night
at a hotel without getting into the semblance of a difference
of opinion with officials or property owners—and have a
glorious time as well.
The real occasion of the Westminster trip has been for
the Big Debate. Incidentally, in the afternoons we always
played half a dozen games—anything and everything in which
we could find a competing team. Our Rugby team never
found a formidable opponent over there, and, as we can never
become  very  serious  about  other  games,   we  do  not   know
Page   Twenty-four whether we have won or lost the majority of the events. We
do know that we always enjoyed ourselves. But we did
want to win the debates—the rooters worked as hard as the
speakers—and in spite of our best efforts we have lost.
Columbian won in 1907, '09, '12 and '14. There were no
contests in 1911 and 1913, so we have had only three victories
—in 1908, '10 and '15.
In track sports we have competed only against Columbian
and here also we must confess defeat in the majority of
events. It is just a little humiliating also, because, without
detracting from the prowess of our opponents, we have
always felt that we could have won had more of our men
turned out to train more faithfully. Perhaps the reason has
been found in the proximity of the final exams, at track-meet
times, and, after all, most of us have had some small desire
to win through these.
Mortal lEtmtta
JjtlfE have had our share of class parties and college dances
JUtl in the years that are gone: some have thought, rather
more than our share when April brought round the
days when the fiddler must be paid. Glancing back over the
yearly "Annuals." v* can find on the society pages all the
stock phrases that shodd be copyrighted for the use of the
social columns of the Daily Province. One original sentence
from the memorable 1910 record tells the story from the standpoint of the sourdough,—"Same old Tygy 'round the same
polished floor; same old tunes on the same squeaky fiddles;
same old heart-broken, dejected lover shuffling off into his
lonely corner by the window; same old austerely decorated,
festal bower; same old crowded cars; same old happy
dreams; same old lectures in the morning—the Alma Mater
dance." We find it difficult to estimate the part these functions have played in the life of our institution. True they
have furnished us with much of a kind of social enjoyment
Page   Twenty-five that seems to be essential in our modern life but we have
developed no new features. On the whole, we have decided
that we shall not enumerate the events nor describe the gowns
of the patronesses.
On second thoughts, we claim distinctiveness in one thing.
Other modern colleges find that the athletic games are their
big money-makers: we have learned to expect that the proceeds of the Alma Mater dance in Lester Hall would make
such ventures as the publication of an annual financially possible. This year, be it noted, the sombre spirit of war-time
(aided, possibly, by the gentle influence of the Faculty) led
us to hold the event in the College building, with the result
that we will have to pay for all our year's fun ourselves.
Stye Jfantball Steam
Rugby Football has been and will
probably continue to be our major
athletic sport. There is never any lack
of candidates for the teams and the
practices are enthusiastic. There has
been some complaint that those who do
not play do not turn out to the games
very loyally. In cases where this is a
sign of a sedentary mind as well as a
sedentary body it is to be regretted but
we are glad to believe that the great
majority of us have our own active
interests that demand our attention. It is a hundred times
better to have a hundred men playing something themselves
than a hundred rooters at a game. During the last three or
four years we have had splendid senior and intermediate teams
and a third team always spoiling for a job.
In 1908 and 1909, two years after the college was started
the senior team won the Miller Cup, emblematic of the city
championship. In 1909-1910, under Captain Basil Sawers,
who, by the way, is now at the front with the First Contingent,
the team showed promise of repeating the success of the previous years. Brilliant victories were won in the first two
games against the two strongest city teams and then the sorrows of that black Christmas cast their shadows over the college world. The captain was hurt in the games against the
University of California and had to retire from the game: to
make misfortune complete,  four mighty players  went  down
Page   Twenty-six to defeat at the examinations and had to leave college: the
Powers That Be who are supposed to reside in the clouds
(to wit, the Faculty) decreed that members of the teams
must be in good standing with the college at least, if not in
actual attendance; not enough spirit was left to build up a
team from the intermediates or perhaps somebody got sore: at
any rate the team disbanded.
In 1910-1911 a fresh start was made under Captain
"Jimmie" Underhill but eight defeats and no victories was
our measure of success. A similar story must be told for
1911-1912. Despite the record these were probably the years
of our football history of which we should be proudest. Every
old-time enthusiast in the city still talks of the gallant struggles against hopeless odds, of the unfailing sportsmanship of
the college boys and of the splendid condition of the players
that almost turned defeat into victory in more than half the
games. It should be recorded that in both these years the
second team met with gratifying success in the Intermediate
League. In 1912-1913, with the advice of the coach, Captain
Muir entered the Intermediate League only. A real team
was built up and incidentally the team was not beaten during
the year. The benefit of the year of probation became evident
last year when we again entered the senior series. We won
the Tisdall Cup for points but lost the Miller Cup to the Firemen in the final play-off by the narrowest of margins. No one
who saw it will ever forget that desperate struggle made by
Eckardt's men in a sea of mud against a picked team averaging
twenty pounds heavier than themselves. We wish to place
on permanent record our appreciation of the coaching of Mr.
"Charlie" Worsnop during these later years. We cannot
hope to give him any return for what he has done to the team
and the college sport in general.
©%r &patta
J5THE editor-in-chief tells us that we must be briefer. We
^J/ interpret his rather vague requests as a desire for local
color and not for dry statistics. In view of that, one is
almost tempted to say that in other sports we "also ran," for
certainly we have not worked at anything else (even French)
as we have with our Rugby ball..
The girls once had a Ground Hockey team. In proof of
that statement we find a pretty picture in the Annuals of '12
and earlier years.    We do not know the cause of its death.
Page  Twenty-seven Their Basketball team has been one of the most interesting
and useful of our organizations but we do not seem to recall
any very brilliant victories though their games have always
commended the attendance of an enthusiastic crowd of rooters. (You will note that the sex of the writer is revealed in
that last sentence: hence his strangely distorted views of the
relative importance of things.) We are all glad that this
year's team gives promise that Girls' Basketball will furnish
features of the university activities as brilliant as the Football
Memory recalls scores of exciting games of men's Basketball, Hockey, Baseball and "rough house," the most interesting
being those between different classes. Probably the majority
of our Alumni will connect their memories of their activities
about these minor sports but few will think that special incidents or names should find a place in a brief history such as
this. We would suggest that every student, past or present,
should insert in this volume, a history from his own standpoint of college affairs while he was in attendance and keep it
as a treasure of future years.
<2Uje Imtrlj
PERCHANCE the fables of the Institution will gather
round the memories of that unique group of men—or
kids—who entered with the class of Arts '12. They well
knew what was expected of college men while they were still
in high school and what they knew was certainly new in that
Old Hospital building which we vainly tried to call the college. It has been said that their stunts disturbed even the
Faculty on occasion though it has been rumored that in its
private    conclaves    that    august    body    rather    irreverently
Page Twenty-eight enjoyed it all. Those were the days when we made our only
attempts at street demonstrations and soap-box oratory and
most of our imitations of real varsity "scraps." Some idea of
their doings may be gleaned from the 1910 and 1911
Annuals; study them if you can find them; they
make strange reading. It is said that de Lopatecki's cartoons in 1910 still cause the Profs, an occasional nightmars.
Seeing that we mention by name various Alma Mater presidents and Football captains, we must apologize for not giving
individual histories of at least a dozen of these men. However, we must single out two in acknowledging a measure of
real   distinction.     William   Ewart   Gladstone   Murray   and
Richard Rowe Holland were mighty debaters of that heroic,
orotund style which has found no later exponent among us,
though Gilbert might be ranked almost as a disciple. Holland
edited our 1910 and 1911 Annuals; Murray obtained all-
round literary and athletic distinction at Montreal and now
holds a Rhodes Scholarship. One of the famous undertakings
of the above-mentioned group was the organization of the
"Dialectic and Philosophical Society" which was to demonstrate to the sleepy old Literary Society how meetings literary
and social, public and private should be conducted. At various
of these meetings, the real problems of life and death were to
be discussed though Prof. Henderson is said to have remarked
Page Twenty-nine that all the philosophy they would ever possess would not
equal the essence to be drawn from a pinch of Old Chum in a
Meerschaum Bowl by the ingle-nook on a February afternoon.
So the society died a natural death.
Also there is told a story of the formation of a Greek Letter
Society by those same enterprising men. Its name was Phi
Theta Kappa. We have it on good authority that the Faculty
considered it very objectionable to start such organizations
since we could not know what would be the policy of the university in this important matter. So "The lid was put on" as
says the old cartoon.
Truly ours are degenerate times. We dare not even break
a stool in years of financial stringency.
Gft\t Alma UJatw ^ortrtg
This is the organization that would
. be called "The Associated Students" in
' most colleges. Every student is a member by virtue of the fact that he pays
the annual fee of two dollars. The fee
is collected by the registrar with the
other college fees at the request of the
students and is then given into the control of the executive. This fee is supposed to cover the membership of a
student in all the "open" social and
athletic organizations of the college
though "closed" organizations such as
the different classes may collect special dues. The society
holds two regular general meetings during: the year to receive
reports of the officers and executive. The nomination and
election of officers constitute an important feature of the
year's activities: democracy has justified itself in the fact that
those elected have always been thoroughly well fitted for their
offices. The executive is composed of the officers, class presidents, representatives of clubs and two Faculty representatives. It has general control over the policy of all student
activities and full control of finance. The treasurer receives
the fees from the registrar and collects the "gate" at all open
social and athletic events and, under the direction of the executive,  allots  the  available  money to the  different  societies.
Page Thirty Thus the usual financial prosperity of the student body is distributed uniformly and without friction. During the last few
years, copies of the minutes of the weekly meetings of the
executive have been posted on the bulletin boards in order
that all students might be well informed in matters of public
No outstanding incidents connected with the works of the
society and its executive can be recalled: its history is a long
record of quiet and efficient work. In general it may be
stated that the control of our organized activities has been followed with satisfaction by the students and with admiration
by the Faculty.
There is a slightly different story to tell about what might
be called the unorganized or disorganized activities of various
individuals or groups. In the early days of the society, it was
hoped that the executive would accept full responsibility for
discipline, at least outside the class rooms. Some efforts in
this direction have been made at various times but, even yet,
we do not know why they failed or were not followed up and
developed. The fact remains that the Faculty still finds it
necessary on rare occasions to soothe the nerves of hilarious
students or to impose fines for the breaking of stools or windows.
We may confidently recommend our method of controlling
organized college activities to the Provincial University of the
near future and express the hope that the work of the executive may shortly include all the essential elements of self-
We give the names of the presidents of Alma Mater as
those of the leading students of their respective years:
1907-1908—F. J. Shearer, Sc. '10.
1908-1909—A. J. Knowling.
1909-1910—"Jack" McNiven, Sc. '12.
1910-1911—"Dickie" Draper, Sc. '13.
1911-1912—E. C. Muddell, Sc. '14 (whose tragic death by
drowning in August 1912, so shocked all who
knew him.)
1912-1913—S. F. Moodie, Arts '14.
1913-1914—J. H. Reid, Sc. '16.
1914-1915—Our own Bill Dawe, Arts '16.
J. G. D.
Page Thirty-one Ulhr (fnllryr HHtil
I, the embodied Spirit of M. B. C, being presumably of
sound mind, do hereby repeal, revoke, and otherwise cancel all
other wills by me at any time heretofore made.
I hereby give and bequeath all my property, real and
imaginary, personal and impersonal, save and except such
exceptional exceptions as shall be hereinafter excepted, to my
well-beloved daughter M. B. C, for her many kindnesses to
me shown, in that she by hope deferred has prolonged my
feeble and uncertain life, and now prepares to lay me in the
tomb so long foretold by my annual prophetic scribes; and
in that she, by oft repeated promises, has soothed my last hours
with her assurance that the forlorn and homeless priests of
my household shrine shall find refuge in her sheltering bosom.
Selah.   Hereinafter follow the exceptions:
1—To the Society of Fine Arts of Great Britain and Ireland
I bequeath the Science building, having regard to its
chaste lines and the unique splendours of its prismatic
2—To L. D. Taylor I bequeath the machine shop, thinking
that a perpetual candidate has need of a weighty property qualification.
3—I leave the library to FI. Helme, as a reward for his incessant burning of the midnight oil.
4—I bequeath Edna Taylor to be president of the Tango and
Flirtation Society.
5—Professor Robertson's collection of ties I give to the shade
of Beau Brummel, that the punishment may fit the
crime.    (Use ut and the subjunctive.)
6—I give Ian Gibson to the Quakers' Sewing Circle to act
as convener.
7—I bequeath Professor Henry's jokes and pleasant morning
smile to Professor G. R. Kendall.
8—I bequeath the Dean's System of Moral Reform to Jos.
Martin for campaign purposes.
9—To Miss Maclnnes I allot the mantles of Mesdames Grundy and Malaprop.
10—I leave to Brick Anderson the Chair of Ethics and Deportment in M. B. C.
Page Thirty-two 11—The sunny nature and lovableness of Professor Kendall
I transmit to Diogenes, while his clarit) and facility of
speech I allot to Lloyd George.
12—I assign Misses Vermilyea and Story to be understudies
to Gertrude Hoffman and Ruth St. Denis.
13—On the Tenth Muse I bestow Professor Macnaghten's
passion for melody.
14—To Mennie I grant the freshman theologue's ability to
pass exams.
15—Walkinshaw's Mature Philosophy of Life—"Wine,
women and song; they play the deuce with the body,
but make life worth living," I transmit to Westminster
16—The patient toleration of both Faculty and Students, so
strongly evinced by our Napoleonic broom-wielder, I
hand down to future incumbents of the Janitorial Chair.
17—On the Liberal party of B. C.  I confer David Smith's
simple trust in Providence.
18—Professor Chodat's devotion to his work I assign to H. J.
19—R. Miller I bequeath as a fine example of verbosity,
loquacity and demagogism, to the Order of Methodist
Revival Leaders.
20—Smeaton's ability to bid dull care begone, I thoughtfully
bestow upon the "Morning after the night before."
21—Manzer I appoint to be perpetual critic to the Ladies'
Basketball team.
22—I hereby arrange for the nurture of Moore in all aesthetic
pursuits by Miss Sarah Fountain.
23—Clement I bequeath to the Rockefeller Institute of Science
to be superintendent of the love potion laboratory.
24—The philosophy of Dr. Davidson I would call to the attention of all mothers.
25—To DesBrisay and Miss Greggor I allot my earnest
hopes that their progress in Platonic studies may be as
satisfying and rapid in the future as it has been in
the past.
M. B. C.
Adolphus P. Mutt.
Margaret Sarah Jiggs.
J. E. L. M.
Page Thirty-three 5% (£mk ^pro^B
All honour to the demi-gods
Who lived in ancient days,
Whose noble names and doughty deeds
Command unstinted praise!
Yet, partners in their prowess,
Though men our right deny,
Two lesser-known Greek heroes
Are my chum Brown and I.
The great and gallant Perseus
Did fadeless laurels gain
On many a dang'rous errand
In flight o'er land and main.
To slay the fierce Medusa
Full many a league he sped,
But never faced a fury,
Like our ferocious "Head."
When Jason went a-roving,
He stood aboard his boat
And hailed the trusty comrades
Who went with him afloat:
"One cheery thought should comfort
Each Argonaut today,
The foes our arms cannot destroy
Our jargon ought to slay."
Now, that's the point, your worships,
Why Brown and I declare
That, when the glory's parted out,
We ought to have a share.
Our earnest hope and trust is
That, when you hear our claim.
Ye, who delight in justice,
Will not deny us fame.
Page Thirty-four These men, whose bold achievements
Your heartfelt wonder moves,
Just won their way by fighting,
Which every student loves.
The fierce strife that engaged them
We join in every day;
But while they dubbed it battle,
We merely deem it play.
Yet, grant them all the glory
That warlike feats can win;
They had a mighty helper
Through all the martial din.
That foe we have to vanquish
Which won for them the strife—
The weird Hellenic language,
The Ogre of our life.
When class is on, you know, sirs,
And tutors rave and storm.
The post of greatest peril
Is the bottom of the Form.
And that's where we two worthies
Are ever to be found:
Whoever tries to oust us,
We always stand our ground.
We face the shafts of satire,
The bolts of bitter scorn
That are, by men of mettle,
The hardest to be borne,
Yet on our way, unwincing,
Tho' sore the shots have stung,
We lead the Forlorn Hope, sirs,
Against the Grecian Tongue.
Page Thirty-five We've waded thro' declensions,
Immersed up to our necks;
We've ploughed a path thro' pronouns
In spite of constant checks.
Till, 'fore the massed battalions
Of verbs that barred our way,
We halted long, confronting
That great and grim array.
Then on with hearts undaunted
We urged the furious fight,
Till midst the surging squadrons
We sank from mortal sight.
For many a month we struggled
And scorned to turn our back,
Till to their utmost limits
We hewed at length our track.
But vast hordes lie before us—
A sight that well may blanch
The cheek of warrior less inured,
Of heart less stout and stanch.
Those sly "irregular" forces
Unmatched in art and wile,
The keenest and most wary
Fall victims to their guile.
Yet, side by side, unswerving,
We hold thro' thick and thin,
And when we haven't strength to stand
We've grit enough to grin.
So with our humble claim, sirs,
You surely will agree—
There never were Greek heroes
Like my chum Brown and me.
—Warbler Redivivus, ob Suo
Youthorum Londini Papyro.
Page Thirty-six Page Thirty-seven H Arta 'IB (Stria
After many years' service on class executives, our vice-
president is now our refreshment expert—a useful adjunct to
the L. L. D. S. By merely glancing at a girl she can tell if
her cake is more eatable than her candy. Isabel is very proud
of her position as secretary of Ladies' Athletics, an office
for which she was most discerningly chosen, possibly because
she has less than the minimum knowledge of Basketball and
that lost art known as Grass Hockey.
"Got any lunch?"
This "sweet flow'ret of the rural shade" is this year studying voice culture. Of course she needs a great deal of practice,
(chorus of ayes), and she usually selects the literary criticism
lectures for her vocal gymnastics. Her warblings are much
appreciated by the sterner sex in her vicinity, who have long
ago given up all hope of taking notes. This may account for
many a "light that failed" in this subject. Laura has any
amount of attractive brothers.
"I'll gie nae mair than a snap o' my fingers."
Nancy comes to us from Scotland via Nanaimo. She
approves of all college institutions, except the collection of
class fees. The wily collectress resorts to every blandishment
of the feminine mind, but there's no moving our Nancy.
The secretary considers the week well spent when she has
wrested the necessary 25c from her, sans un coup de force
and beaucoup de cussing.
Tosi was this year distinguished by a childish passion for
the pursuit of Latin, but one of the powers, waving aloft a red
necktie, interfered and she is now ambling through the Physics
course, performing wonderful experiments that are invariably
Page Thirty-nine ZELLA HAWE.
H"But it's no use now to pretend to be two people.
Why there's hardly enough of me left to make one
respectable person." In her official capacity as
president of the L.L.D.S. Zella's time is taken up
with untangling time-tables, solving refreshment
problems, and doggedly urging on coy debaters.
In her spare time she is an actress-manager, having this year
produced "Our Aunt from California" for the Arts '16 girls.
Jean was for years famous as one of our most brilliant
Basketball players, and although she has now retired from
active service, she finds the training useful, in her capacity
of class secretary and tax-collector. In her lighter moments,
Jean is our premier danseuse and skateuse. During her more
serious ones, she has learned to knit socks for the soldiers,
and we are all wondering who the first victim will be.
She has a wonderful capacity for buns, the family crest
being a bun rampant in a field of currants.
Edna is fairly intelligent. Her chief ambition this year
is to read all the volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica, having recently completed the other set. She is very energetic
in leading feminine converts to the Bible class, and is also a
stern advocate of silence as enjoined by the library law. Edna
is the most envied girl in the class,—during exam. week.
"I don't know a single lesson for today."
This young lady holds not only the enviable position of
being the nicest girl in the class, but the only nice one.
The rest of us have done our best to imitate her, but so
far it has been quite useless. Muriel has become violently
interested in Football this year, emitting many an ill-timed
shriek at the games, and pitifully asking what a touch-down is.
Her favorite literature is the "Daily Flapper."
"I thought I'd die."
Poor Annie has had a trying time the last few weeks,
attempting to keep peace, and at the same time back gracefully
out of debating. She thought she could spend her spare time
to better advantage reading that classic, "The Ladies' Home
Journal," especially the series of "Danger Rocks in Married
"I wish I hadn't taken Latin."
As a member of both Arts '16 and '17, Hazel is a rolling
stone, who gathers no moss, but forks up filthy lucre and sundry refreshments to two grasping and heartless class executives. She fills us with awe and admiration by flaunting
before our dazzled eyes a ring which she coyly says "somebody"
gave her. If she has time, she intends to specialize in French,
but all things considered, we have our doubts.
Florence objects strenuously to any reference made either
to her French or her health, so neither shall even be mentioned
here. In all other respects, she is a perfect lady, and very
much like the rest of us. She captains to victory those "damsels with hair unbound, and looks aghast," and has had a busy
year as president of the Girls' Athletics. She can lose things
more easily than any other person in the college. She also
sings at the Ladies' Lit., but hush—let us spare the lady.
"Say, how do you spell practice?"
Mabel is another "sweet floweret of the rural shade," leaving Ladner every morning at an unearthy hour, to show her
appreciation of our far-famed institution. Before coming to
us she attended the Columbian College, famed for its scrappy
Basketball players. We are pleased to notice that she finds
McGill a very superior article, even if she is only a "wave in
the ocean," who once was a "big bubble in a bucket of water."
In New Westminster Mabel was the only girl in her class.
A much be-officered lady this: President of the Y.W.C.A.,
vice-president of the L. L. D. S., and holder of the much
sought (?) position of class debater; she spends much of her
spare time looking up past histories of the girls to see if they
are church members, and fit to become officers of the Y. W.
C. A. It is quite a common occurrence to see her surrounded
by three or four theologues. She retired from active college
life for a year that she might be a member of the aristocratic
and exclusive Arts '16.
"Aren't you coming to the Bible class?"
"For Frensh of Paris was to her unknowe." In vain she
tries to assume a gay and careless air when Mons. Chodat
blandly remarks, "There are some people in this class who
should never have taken French—will you translate, Miss
Lewis?" Unfortunately for her, she is our only girl living
near the college, and has had to supply us with everything
from a knife to carpets and tables in the course of various
activities of the L. L. D. C.
The last few years Jessie has been making her name as an
actress. Although inclined to be rather hard on the furniture
during rehearsals, she was a decided success in "Our Aunt
from California." During lectures she takes down exam,
notes, quite undisturbed by the commotion around her. Every
now and again she discovers some young gentleman in the
class whom she has never noticed before.
Irene is famous for her divinity fudge and her knowledge
of Latin. Her glory in the next world is assured, for if she
cannot bribe St. Peter with her divinity, she is sure to knock
him into everlasting submission by such resounding phrases
as "Arma, virurnque, mensa, O punko Petro, mirabile dictu by
Page Forty-two MARJORY DUNTON.
Marjory has a penchant for shushing the innocent babblings of certain members of the French class. In trying to
restore law and order to the chaos she is ably aided and abetted
by our worthy vice-president. She is also one of our class
debaters. Leads a double life as a member of Arts '16 and '17.
The official coffee-maker of the college.
"A goodly babe, lusty and like to live." "So young, so fair,
so innocent, so sweet." Being the baby, Agnes had to be served
last, of course. For three years she has been our infant
prodigy, and now she and the Daily are our only flappers.
Tom is a dark, dark equine. 'Twas only this year we
learned of his accomplishments as a dancer and found in him
a debater of parts. Who fancied for a moment that "Honest
John" would have picked him as future leader of the Opposition Long ere now we should have learned. Whose eye always glistens at the words, "Resolved, that"? Who searches
out our ribs with argumentative forefinger? Who said that
somebody was "the clear thing" ?   Ask M. C.
BLeM., it seems, has always entertained grave doubts
with regard to his qualifications for Third Year. He
has in fact made several ineffective attempts to
desert our earthly paradise. Certain of the class,
writhing doubtless under the lash of his cartoons,
assert that grey eyes and locks of gold are at the
root of the matter. Howbeit, he plays basketball—
First Team Basketball—which covers a multitude of sins, and
is Art Editor in this, our latest Annual.
Otto, as we fondly call him, has hidden his light under'a
bushel in the matter of College activities, but an intimate acquaintance with his private life reveals a great capacity for
scientific investigation.   He raises currents by the copper-wire
Page Forty-three method and flirts with wireless waves in a manner far from
assuring to the ordinary layman. His sole avocation, so far
as we know, consists in scaling Grouse Mountain in the thaw
of a twelve-foot fall of snow.
Although severely handicapped by the suspicion with
which our pagan M. B. C. regards all theologues, Hugh is one
of the popular boys of Arts '16. From many a hard fight on
the soccer field, his grit and science have brought him home a
winner. His ability as a sprinter scarce needs mention. He
is a member of the C. O. T. C, and has done good service on
the Executive of the Y. M. C. A. Favorite song: "Inconstant
BBryce hails from Greenock, the wettest town in the
British Isles. He is, however, deeply interested in
the Dundarave system, which, if not altogether dry,
is the next best. His literary tastes have been nourished on a diet of Burns and the Elizabethan dramatists. In debate, Bryce has upheld the best traditions of McGill. Politically, he is far from orthodox
(his banner is of red), and eulogizes the Swiss form of government.    His pastimes are cycling, tennis and preaching.
B  Though Thisbe started well at McGill and has even
become First Vice-President of the Alma Mater, his
nature proved too susceptible to withstand the advances of Satan and he has fallen, to become one of
the most arrant of fussers.    After learning from the
Junior girls how to knit and dance, he has forsaken
them  and devoted himself to bringing the  Third and  First
Years closer together.    Since Scott's departure he has proved
an excellent Lit. President.
"It is not meet that man should dwell alone." At an early
age David conceived a violent distaste for "the land o' cakes,"
and taking ship, sailed over the bounding main to Mexico.
The fickle character of the genus Greaser, however, disgusted
Page Forty-four the steady Scot, and at the earliest opportunity he escaped to
Vancouver. During his sojourn with us he has graduated
with honours in Hymen's course. His avocations are tenor
singing, soccer, and teaching.
Tommy, in his quiet way, has proved an invaluable asset
to the class. His sterling worth as a debater has been amply
shown in the Interclass Series, and his ability as a guard in
Basketball is too well-known to need to be discussed at length.
But Tommy's record as a breaker of hearts (i.e., psychofract)
at Normal sadly belies his innocent mien, and his marked
attentions to a certain First Year Officer shake our confidence
in his otherwise ideal character.
"Half the night I've watched the Heavens   ■
Fizz like '96 champagne."
From the day of his arrival, Clausen has been a continual
reproach to the calm serenity that ordinarily prevails in Arts
'16. Who was the founder of the Library Poker Circle? Who
called Tayl—r "a darn thing?" We feel that the dignity of the
Annual would be seriously compromised were we fully to
exposed the calloused character of this college cut-up.
Jimmie was not born in Fife, yet comes "not far from
the kingdom." He is the silent member of Arts '16: "seldom
he smiles," but he is a merry man for all that, and occasionally
attends functions about the college. His poetic soul revolts
against athletics in general, yet 'tis on record that he once ran
with the Westminster Hall Harriers. Since then he has been
trying to live down the disgrace.
As the success of the Annual in large measure depends
on this gentleman's activities as Circulation Manager, we feel
a natural hesitation in holding the mirror up to life.    Suffice
Page Forty-five it. then, if we submit a censored list of his doings. He acts as
official conning tower at Rugby games, has written a splendid
article on "Cohoe as an Edible," and habitually pays carfare,
for distressed maidens. His tonsorial expenses are covered
by the high money won at the Pender Alleys.
Bill holds the highest position that the student
body can bestow upon him—the Presidency of
the Alma Mater.   In this capacity he exercises
a paternal interest over all branches of college
activities, chief among which comes Ian Gibson,
President of Arts '16.    Dawe is well fitted for
so responsible a position.    In spite of his multifarious  duties,  however, he  still manages  to
add lustre to the 'scutcheon of Arts '16 in the
Interclass  Debates.      His   active    interest   in
Rugby, combined with a mellifluous literary style peculiar to
himself, undoubtedly insures a fine article on "Athletics" in the
present issue of the Annual.
Our former Class President has lately forsaken the
Queen City for South Vancouver, indignantly denying collusion with Bill Miner in the get-away. Of late he has become very taciturn. Gone are the days when speakers in the
full flood of oratory went off and left their mouths talking.
To say that his tennis is improving is to paint the lily, but the
unbridled desire for punning is still very much in evidence.
^k^B The Secretary of the Alma Mater has lately been
I footing it on very dangerous ground. Despite the
I fact of his position on the First Rugby Team, as well
"BH^" as in Ice Hockey, he was all but ostracized by the
student body before Christmas for his flagrant disregard of
social conventions in a recent suit for breach of promise. But
his sterling worth will soon be showing itself to advantage in
the McGill Contingent for Overseas Service. Here's luck to
you, Debby.
Page Forty-six J. McIVOR
From a lone shieling on the misty Island
of Lewis, Scotland, Mac. came to Vancouver, via the Aberdeen Grammar School
and the C. P. R. At intervals since 1910
he has honoured us with his presence.
Greek is as natural to him as Gaelic, while
debating is at once his delight and glory.
In him the Church of the West will find
a man of might. His moral criterion is
the British Weekly, his recreations, fishing and thinking.
Up to the time of writing, the B. C. Horse is still
afoot.   A friend of our pseudo-Hercules Class President but lately volunteered the reason.   It seems that
Ian broke in the cayuses for the squadron, and did
his work so well that a score of veterinary surgeons,
have been toiling ever since to repair some of the
less  seriously  damaged mounts.    He acts  as steam
roller to the Second Rugby Team, is a member of the McGill
Contingent, occasionally filches class pennants, and is in other
ways helpful to his Alma Mater.
This remarkable product of the East has built up
an Ice Hockey Team that is the dread of all comers.
He holds the bag for Third Year and represents it
on the Lit. Executive. Sherwood also plays the flute
in the orchestra and debates successfully. As Prosecuting Attorney in the Smith vs. Jones case, he
salved his fair client's feelings with $1.00 damages.
Small wonder, then, if he was unanimously acclaimed President of the Alma Mater for 1915-16.
There has been much speculation with regard to friend
Ronny's ancestry, our captive anthropologist opining that he
contains a small but unmistakable trace of English blood. He
won his Senior "M" on last year's Rugby team and would un-
Page Forty-seven doubtedly have eclipsed all his previous records this year, had
an unfortunate accident not intervened. His enforced retirement brought another side of his versatile nature before us,
namely, his faculty of diverting the lecturer's attention to
themes even more interesting than Suetonius.
One fleeting moment, gentle reader! Our Harold is a
man of double-barrelled personality. For as he is a member
of the contingent, he is therefore a veritable Mars; and as the
"Flapper" presented him with first prize for General Pulchritude, he is clearly a regular male Venus. It is this potent combination that probably accounts for the throngs of brokenhearted freshettes who dolefully watch the contingent drilling.
Sammy is entirely human. He objects with both feet to
the suggestion made each Wednesday that we "take down a
fair copy of the Latin just handed back," having, apparently,
unbounded faith in the quality of Latin turned out by the
Munro-Gibson Co. He associates far too much, in the writer's
opinion, with a certain Lett, to whose doubtful influence our
subject's unholy skill in playing ragtime is in all probability
Sex has had a score of opportunities to snap the vital
thread in his clambering about the High School roof, but so
far has availed himself of none. A committee from the Senior
Physics class that interviewed him in November on "Rubber
as First Aid to Calculations in Physics" was so summarily
dealt with that he has been left severely alone for the last
few months.
The proof of the punch is in the punching, as we have
found to our cost in this gentleman's case. His aspect is one
of demureness and calm, but those fists call up bitter memories
in the mind of one who has tasted. Furthermore, the disinterested manner in which he ruffles Miller's hair scarcely prepares one for the sight of him as a squire of dames at the
Alma Mater dance.   Ah, weel!   They a' hae their saft side 1
Page Forty-eight P. SOUTHCOTT.
The combination of Lyrist and Basketball player is incompatible with the high standard that Coleridge in the "Bio-
graphia Literaria" demands for the maker of lead soldiers.
But we have in this satellite of Mizzoo the exception which
so conclusively proves the rule. Who has not wept o'er his
"Elegy on the Drowning of Gordon's Catfish?" The translation into Finnish, together with some hitherto unpublished sonnets inscribed to "K. C," will shortly be issued in quarto.
It seems as natural for the founder of the Suetonian
Translation Club to get high marks as to reach classes late.
Two weeks ago, with tears streaming from his eyes, the culprit assured us for the twentieth time "that it wasn't his fault."
The horrible gift, it seemed, had always dogged his steps. All
efforts on his part to shake it off had proven futile. Compassion moved us and we let him off on suspended sentence. Let
us hope for the best in April.
The impression that Scottie makes on one is that of a veritable dynamo. If Rugby be the subject, we find him scudding across the line at a critical moment, or else the centre of
a mass of struggling inhumanity. It was from one of these
heaps, by the way, that he wrested his Senior "M" last year.
As regards the Literary and Debating Society, it is concluding under his leadership one of its most successful years. His
ability for speaking in public is of a high order. And in this
connection we note with regret that his joining the Second
Contingent has compelled him to resign the Assistant-Editorship of the Annual, as well as the part of the Sentinel in
'Way back in High School days, we still remember the
foundation he was laying for his mighty erudition, his delicate humour, and his charming "Jigger" pictures. More recently, the picture of him in murex overalls (an inducement
to assume the toga virilis), making an impromptu speech in
the old building, is still a bright spot in our memories. Then
comes his lapse from virtue, when in a moment of passion he
Page Forty-nine called down imprecations on an enemy's head. Had his character not been flawed by this aberration, he would have proved
in our estimation an ideal editor. As it is, we find him missing even the French and Latin classes in his zeal for the welfare
of the Annual, and not infrequently shouldering his coadjutors' work when they have fallen by the way. This issue will
bear the diabolical impress of his chaste literary style.
"For one may smile, and smile, and be a villain." To
compel a person by nature indolent and absolutely devoid of
literary ability to grind out 80-word estimates of his classmates' characters is atrocious. When in addition to this he
has to compose an epitaph upon himself, the horrible injustice of it becomes too lurid for words. But let others draw his
picture. "Your answers, though wrong in nine cases out of
ten, are sometimes amusing." "We just can't help teasing
him." He's got the 'Open Sesame' to the U. B. C. Library."
They say, nowadays, too, that he has been fussing in a diluted
sort of way around Chalmers.
Editor's Note:—Our friend, Henry J. modestly overlooks his position on the Annual staff, and the Captaincy of
the Ground Hockey Team, which, by the way, has not been
defeated this season. We would also comment on his idea of
"diluted fussing." If this variety consists in escorting a large
quantity of young lady to church every Sunday and treating
it to cough-drops, we would like to have Henry's definition of
"undiluted fussing."
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"Give me the mind that mocks at care."
Hardie is a Victorian, but as he generally shows up at
lectures at least 10 minutes late, he cannot be called Early
Victorian. In the shop he spends most of his time rapping
on the windows to attract the attention of the young "gentlemen" who may be passing. In the drafting room he acts as
a general waste-paper-basket, and has a fine collection of
rulers, pencils, rubbers, etc. His throat must be made like a
turkey gobbler's, for when annoyed he always says "Soda-
"Our lives discoloured by our present woes
May still grow bright and shine with happier hours."
"Wattsee" is a product of Vancouver, and seems to be
built on a fairly substantial base (size tens). He seldom
smiles, or speaks an unnecessary word, but his mind is always
busy. He boasts a motorcycle and therefore gets 20 minutes
more sleep in the mornings than most of us. This, however, is
not always enough as he has been heard to slumber more than
once during the first lecture. To date he has successfully
avoided all co-eds.   His pet expression—"    dead silence    ."
"He does not sing—no; he only makes a noise like a
cat that is unwell."
Although born at Watford, England, Cuthie only
stayed there long enough to open his eyes, and
hence considers himself a Canadian, having spent
the rest of his days in British Columbia. He took
. his early training at University School, Victoria,
and entered McGill in 1913. He has played football ever since he could walk, and this year, as halfback on the Senior Team, starred as one of the
best halves we have ever had. He is also quite an
equestrian, a miniature Lauder, and a regular terror with the
ladies, only excelling these qualities by his ability to be late for
lectures, it being contrary to his ideas of the laws of nature
to arise before eight, unless he wants to go duck shooting.
Favorite expression: "Oh, Harry! I'll match you for car
Page Fifty-three C. N. CLEMENT—"CARL."
"None but the brave deserve the fair."
Carl is the secretary and a devout worshipper at
the shrine of beauty. He has a regiment (war
strength) of sisters among the Arts students. As
football player he is considered to be one of the
best forwards in the city, but it is noticable that
his game is not at its best before an audience of
"brothers." Though a strong man, he found himself unable to stop a lathe by putting his fiingers
between the belt and pulley.    "Gol dang it."
At once there rose so wild a yell
Within that dark and narrow dell,
As all the fiends from Heaven that fell
Had pealed the banner cry of Science '17.
Harry matriculated from K. E. H. S. in '12, but
took a year off in order to study the Australian
aborigines at first hand.    He is a great draughtsman  in both senses  of the  word,  and  can  spill
more ink and spoil more tracing cloth in 15 minutes than any
ordinary mortal in a term.    The slide rule seems to fascinate
him, and he can always get at least three different answers
for the same sum with it.    Family war cry, "Whar! Whar!
Whar I"
I love my friend as well as you,
But why should he obstruct my view?
He matriculated from K. E. H. S. in 1913, and since
then has been growing daily (in knowledge). For a small
boy he has a large voice, and is very fond of argument. This
is rather monotonous, for whichever side he takes he is always
right.    "By hunky."
Jack's first impressions of the universe were obtained in
Ottawa, where he matriculated in 1910. He started his college career in Montreal with Science '14, but seeing the West,
that it was a fair land and a noble, came hither where he
waxeth daily greater in favour with faculty and men.
Page Fifty-four W. R. PAYNE—"PAIN."
"Pain" first opened his eyes in London, England, and as
there was so much to be seen, must strain them by doing so;
but thinking that there was more scope for his abilities in a
newer country, decided to give Cumberland, B. C, the benefit
of his society, and migrated thither in 1912. He joined us in
1913, and so far, Mr. Dutcher is the only professor who has
succeeded in finding a subject about which he knows less
than 50 per cent. He is well versed in English idioms and
slang expressions.   "O, my stars!"
"He strives to make interest and freedom agree."
Gussie hails from Toronto, but matriculated from Nelson
High in 1911. Last year he was with Science '16, but decided
to fail a few subjects in order to get among his friends in
Science '17. He seems to smile less than last year and often
while smoking his pipe a dreamy expression crosses his face.
Clement accuses him of Cow-lette affection, or perhaps he is
trying to stretch 15 cents far enough to let him into the "Pan"
& Loew's.   "I think I'll study to-night."
"With a clear and shining lamp supplied."
"John" matriculated from Victoria, his native city, in
1913. but only goes back there now when he has to. His hair
is like the setting sun and dazzles his opponents' eyes when
he plays full back on the senior Rugby team. He is also
"some pumpkins" at soccer and basketball. He is very fond
of ice cream and cakes and for that reason only patronizes
every social function in the college.   "No, No, John!"
"Men are but children of a larger growth."
Molly is the only man who has bowled at a piano with a
globe-valve; that he only broke a leg was not his fault. There's
not a thing he cannot break if he only tries, as he has often
shown, even lathe gears falling before his unerring judgment.
He claims to have done surveying and railway construction,
and as we have seen him roll a cigarette, perhaps he has.
"Gee, say, fellows—"
Page Fifty-five Page Fifty-six J. R. GALLOWAY—"JIMMY."
''.... He with heavy glance,
Views the young ruffians who 'round him dance."
James matriculated from Grand Forks in 1910 and took
two years in Arts before starting a Science course. He is our
class musician and can play the violin, piano and vocal organ
(especially the latter). Of all the serious hard workers of
Science '17, Jimmy is easily the chief, and some day we hope
to see him graciously dispensing "expert opinion" at a substantial profit.    "Roughly speaking, I should say—" etc.
"Whose was that gentle voice, that whispering sweet?"
If there are 17 boys in a drafting room and 16 of them
are yelling their heads off, the seventeenth is sure to be
Stone. In this respect he lives up to his name, for though he
never originates a row he does his best to echo one when somebody else starts it. He seems to have an extraordinary faculty
for passing examinations, and if anybody succeeds in heading
Cliff, he has earned it. He is not, as Mr. Taylor thought, a
chip of the old (stone) block who taught us Descrip. last year.
g. a. McMillan—"mac."
"He hath a lean and hungry look."  -
Mac was born in Seattle, but thinking the South unsuited
to his Scotch name, soon moved to the highlands of North
Vancouver, and matriculated from Britannia High School in
1913. He is our authority on sea-faring craft, and is said
to be able to tell the North Vancouver Ferry in the dark by
her silhouette. Naval architecture is to be Mac's profession,
and we seriously hope he will get a position (with the Germans.)    "Wake up, you boob!"
"The best goods are packed in the smallest parcels."
Ernie was born at Ladner. B. C, and matriculated from
K. E. H. S. in 1911, but took two years in the field before
joining the ranks of Science '17. That he is brave is beyond
a doubt, as he has been seen with as many as three ladies at
Page Fifty-seven a senior football game. He plays forward on the Intermediates, but we have heard that he is not always in the best of
condition. We wonder why! "Slicker than a cat can lick his
"Our band is few, but true and tried,
Our leader frank and bold."
"Skipper" is our class president, and, thanks to his four
years of college life, is a very guileful youth; e.g., he knows
just how many lectures he can "skip" without unpleasant consequences, hence his nickname. As captain of the Senior
Rugby team he has led them to victory in every game this
season. He has also several times been captain of the Vancouver Rep. Team. Judging by the way he collects money
for social functions, we think he ought to try for a position
as conductor on a street car, or driver of a "jitney" bus.
"Who's comin' home?"
"Infinity's unknown expanse appears,
Circling around and limiting his years."
Mitch, matriculated in 1913, coming from la Ville de
Boisevaine. He should, of course, understand French, but, sad
to say, five proofs have failed to convince the authorities.
Mitch, must surely have been meant for a lawyer, for he can
build towering edifices of argument out of no great quantity of
matter. His pet topic is Infinity. "Wouldn't an infinite number of points occupy an infintesimally large space?"
Page Fifty-eight IPUOHOKS
J3 Tbt*NV<Bflvr<,l 'OS
Page Fifty-nine 3WILLARD McLELLAN, being convinced that the recent
election land-slide is a just punishment upon us for our
many great sins, have decided to show my penitence and
to secure the forgiveness of our revered and god-like Juniors
and their Fresh and faithful satellites, by exposing the common
and personal sins of my abandoned companions in sorrow.
How shall I commence? Now doth it seem good unto me
to divide, that is to separate, this sinful throng so that I may
with more convenience tell of their faults.
First, then, comes Joseph Johannson, the Jupiter of our
motley band, who doth control us from his presidential chair
(late the lecturer's desk). His lectures he writeth in shorthand,
which he then translateth into Greek. Joe is business manager
of the Annual and when the editor's artistic soul soareth to
risky heights, he with flourished bank account brings him back
to sad reality. How love we those who compel us for our
-Next in order followeth May McCrimmon, our vice-president. A feminine breaker of hearts is she, who lavishes her
smiles on some love-dazzled Soph., and when on bended knee
(or possibly knees), he makes a fool of himself, she with a
witching smile goes on to bring to nought some other trousered wight. O, father Adam! why didn't you die with all your
ribs in your body?
Our scribe, Pearl Rosebrugh, is a serious-minded damsel.
Much of examinations recketh she, and dances, parties, and
the mock trials that to all average students are the real purpose of our college life, to her cultured gaze are but so many
foolish blandishments that strive (but, of course, never succeed), to drag her from her goal, the head of the examination
For treasurer we sought an honest man, and therefore
chose one Adams, a curly haired mystic. Much study and
thought has formed in him the belief that Keats did not always write what he thought nor think what he wrote.
Evelyn Story and Kathleen Peck are our champions behind
whom, we take refuge, and who defend our rights in the Alma
Mater Executive. The former is vice-president and the latter
assistant-secretary. Both burn the midnight electric light,
both have marvellous, superhuman, semi-divine executive ability, and both are on the Annual Staff.
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S' Ralph Bagley holds the bag (note the poetic alliteration),
of the Alma Mater. It is rumoured that he and Georgie Paterson are thinking of forming a Society for the Promotion of
Interest in Anthropology.
Five femininities brave the chemistry class, and are worshipped by the smutty knights of the machine-shop, who among
themselves whisper admiringly of Georgie Paterson and her
airy, fairy graceful dancing, and Jean Abernethy and her
charming little beauty spot.
Miss Orr and Miss Maynard are daughters of Euclid, and
therefore different from ordinary mortals. Miss Helen White
is an athletic French scholar, and Miss Marian Mounce is a
philosophic cuisiniere of gerunds and sichlike kittles.
There they are ! all females !! and all ours !!! Alleluiah!!!!
Among our non-females are several debaters of the first
water. Manzer (a second Burke and a regular woman-hater),
Adams, Mathers, Bailey, Galbraith, and Mennie, who is our
representative on the L.L.D.S.
Jack Third plays hockey on the senior team, and is college
marshal. Other athletes are Peter Celle, and Willard McLellan. Both are on the senior Rugby team, and in addition
to this the first is captain of the Basket-Bail and the latter of
the Track team.    H. Miller plays hockey and rugby.
Joseph Smeeton, Esq., is a theologue with a weakness for
law-suits and arguments. Walkinshaw is president of the Y.
W. C. A., Crute is president of the McGill Track Club and
captain of the soccer team.
Such are they upon whom the vengeance of the Juniors has fallen! Yet, brethren and sisters, bethink
you that next year you too will be Juniors, and along
with the next consignment of Freshies can utterly
destroy these vile Arts Eighteenites. So doth Fate
make all things equal.
A.S.S.  (Associate of the Society of Sapphira.)
I hereby certify that the above is a fair copy of the original
confession of my dear little friend Mickie.
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J?*'VERY Girl who is a member of Arts '18 will agree that
j£y the first year of her college career has been a great
success. The class, as a whole, has taken much interest
in the affairs of the college and has been well represented in all
branches of college activity.
Our class president, Nellie Ballentine, (an embryo lawyer, by the way) has worked untiringly
to make our first year a success. It is partly due
to her oratorical gifts that success has crowned
the efforts of the Arts '18 debating team. Her
favorite expression (about 11.45 a.m.) is "Just a
minute, girls."
Jessie McHeffey, as class secretary, is Nellie's right
hand man. In debate, she once represented the
class and on that occasion won the day. She is one of these
"Macs" who in the opinion of our esteemed Latin professor
have failed to uphold the traditions of the Scottish race.
One of the much-harassed members of the class executive
is Burnie Bain. A "delightful friendship" between the two-
faired twins, Burnie and Bonnie Clement has occasioned many
a digression during the lectures of the aforementioned professor for which we tender our most hearty thanks. Bonnie
is a member of the L.L.D.S. executive and a hard worker on
the basket-ball team.
Two other members of our class executive are Viva Martin and Norah Coy. Viva's histrionic ability has brought her
such fame that raucous cries of "Go to it, Antigone" are heard
even in our basket-ball games. The basket-ball team also
claims Norah (who, by the way, is an authority on making
coffee). This parenthesis is aside from the subject but we
consider it important.
The latest member of our class executive, Iona Griffith, is
an ardent suffragist and boasts of her Welsh birth. In Iona
genius most decidedly dwells.
The McGill Basket-Bail team draws two of its most brilliant players, Grace Smith and Micky McNeill (christened
Hazel), from Britannia High School. Rita Graham, one of
several "brands" is a great friend of Micky's.
Two other busy members of the class are Ruth Fulton and
Winnie Gilbert, both of whom represented the class on the
L.L.D.S. executive. Ruth's fascinatiing wink has become notorious.
Page Sixty-four  A former member of our class, Clytie Jones, has fallen by
the wayside. An operation for appendicitis caused a loss both
to Clytie and to the class.
One of the many clever girls of the class is Rena Grant.
We are looking forward to hearing her jabber French like a
Arts '18 also claims two of the most brilliant debaters of
the college. The class is greatly indebted to Pansy Munday
and Stella McGuire for invaluable aid in capturing the trophy.
The information bureau of the physics lab. is a Britannia
product. Violet Walsh's previous knowledge of physics makes
her greatly in demand. Still further evidence that fair-haired
people attract each other is shown by the friendship existing
between Violet and Jean Howie.
Whatever success our L.L.D.S. entertainment achieved was
greatly due to the clever paper on Jane Austen prepared by
Lydia Cummings. An unfortunate cold deprived Lydia of
much of the glory due her. However, she still recommends
Grace Henderson is much oppressed by Y.W.C.A. and L.
D.S. meetings.    She finds public life an awful nuisance.
In the person of Mary Macdonald we have another champion of women's rights.   As a poetess, Mary is a great success.
Lillian Boyd is that member of the German class who provokes such laughter from her classmates. We have a faint
suspicion that Lillian is rather fond of practical jokes.
Among the many girls whose music has been appreciated
throughout the year are Lena Bodie, Marjory Fallowes and
Madge Gill.
We have also been well represented in the Glee Club by
Eunina Hall, May Vermilyea and Isobel Harvey. Isobel has
made an admirable vice-president of the Y.W.C.A. Eunina's
clever drawing has called forth the admiration of all.
Among the girls who so kindly gave their assistance in the
Tableaux which we arranged for our L.L.D.S. entertainment
are Dorothy Bolton, Beatrice Chadwick, Dorothea Manson and
Hazel Wilband.
There are several girls in the class of whom we would like
to have seen more. They are May McLean, Hazel Snelgrove,
Kathleen Thompson, Ruth Stewart, Edna Carter, Isobel Cowherd, Blanche Crowe, Jessie McDonald and May Martin. We
believe that it is because of their modesty and we hope that
next year they will assert themselves and show a keener interest in the activities of the college.
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J5f O say that Arts '18 is the foremost class in the college is
^} to utter the basest of truisms, as it is so recognized not
only by the Faculty but even by the uncouth denizens
of the Science Building. It took its place quietly, but with
that power which is hidden in the habiliments of peace. Among
its numbers were found several veterans, men who doubtless
lingered that they might find themselves a part of a real University class, and who were weary of the fatuous pretenses
which preceeded it.
J. Sclater was appointed President, but as he accepted
Ba commission in the Second Contingent, the office became vacant. J. A. Anderson was then elected, and in
that election the class showed its keen intelligence,
for Anderson has served it in a manly and quiet way,-
while in his dealings with the Faculty he has invariably shown courage and tact. Other officers are G.
Fraser, G. Moore and E. L. Dawe, all good men and true.
Moore is worthy of special mention on account of his fine voice,
this gift being carefully exercised at all times and in all places;
though not melodious in the strict sense, Moore's vocal talent
is notable for range and power, and on several occasions has
all but proved his undoing. Meekison's services as marshal
must not be passed over: Meekison is a man of spirit, a man
full of a noble desire for bodily freedom of action,—a few
desks here and there are nothing to Meekison. Dr. Davidson
graciously consented to be the Honorary President of the Class
and has since framed many wise precepts for its guidance. The
obligation was by no means one-sided, however, for some students, and particularly Shaw, have afforded much amusement
and no little education to the Honorary President.
In the realms of sport Arts '18 has done nobly. B. Rodgers
and J. Anderson upheld the honour of the class on the Senior
Rugby Team; on the Intermediate Team were Moore (capt.),
Allerdyce and Hatch; in Hockey were numbered McRae,
Munro, Moore and Mclnnes; and in Basket-Bail the representatives were Mathers. Dixon, Hamilton, Harris, Edmunds and
Anderson. A glance at this brief recapitulation gives some
idea of what the college owes to the class.
In the arena of debate Arts '18 was distinctly unfortunate,
losing two debates by default owing to their having been allotted on the eve of examinations.    The Literary Society has
Page Sixty-seven  many dates to choose from, and might exercise considerably
more intelligence in this direction. Of the other two debates
the first was lost and the second won, the debaters for the class
being J. A. Anderson, J. M. Ewing and A. Munro.
In moments of relaxation Arts '18 does a little study, bearing in mind the true college spirit, and it may be said to "do
that little well." Early in the session a Professor of little true
insight stated that the class was lamblike and meek in disposition ; this was due to a patient and deceptive exterior. It need
not be said that the whole genus Professor has radically different views on that subject at the time of writing.
Arts '18 has but one trouble,—the breaking of desks and
scratching of oaken seats it laughs at, fire-escapes it considers
a legitimate mode of transit, but it looks with weary and sad
eyes upon the diminution of its caution money. That money
has gone to the "bourne whence rto traveller returns," and is
another foul example of the grinding of labour beneath the
iron heel of tyranny,—away with it!
In closing, it were not wise to inquire too carefully into the
destinies of the class as individuals; some will doubtless graduate in '18, others will doubtless graduate in '19 and '20, a few
may be done out of their rightful reward, like the little pig that
stayed at home. But whatever may be the outcome to each,
everyone can look back upon a good year and a bunch of good
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jg^CIENCE '18 numbers thirty-nine, and is by far the larg-
zS' est class of freshmen engineers that M.B.C. has yet had.
The captain of this fearsome company is Bayard Carter, who works forty-nine hours a week in the college, spends
another fifty riding to and from home, and sleeps the remainder. It might be fitting to remark here that "Bay" lives out
with the fish at Steveston, although it is generally supposed
he didn't originate there. While not taking any active part in-
the college athletics, Carter has made quite a name for himself
as a lacrosse player, and as class-president ably upholds the
rights of his constituents in the Alma Mater, and in any matters of delicacy such as the collecting of an extra five dollars
"Pot" Wilson is our official secretary—loud is his voice and
heavy his hand—but, as his lofty soul spurns filthy lucre, he
lets the financial genius Pirn sell the class all their drawing-
paper at Israelitish profit. He buys it at twenty-five cents a
square yard, and sells it to the college men at twenty-five cents
a square foot, and then they wonder why he drives around in
an automobile like a blessed plutocrat. Pimmy led the forlorn
hope last year against the entrenchments of Second Year
Science, but meeting the enemy (in the form of the faculty),
in overwhelming numbers and strongly entrenched with "ex-
aminim guns," was forced to fall back on his old position.
Others in that noble band who were cut
off from their comrades but are stil1
sticking with it are Lyal Fraser, Bert
Morrison, Foss Weart, Scott and Ian
Cameron. Lyal and Bert form an important part of the senior rugby
"scrum," where their hard and consistent playing helps McGill to win many
games. They are also stars at ice-hockey, both playing on the defence. Cameron easily gained a place
on the intermediate back division this year, while Scotty can
almost-play "Tres Moutarde" on the piano with one finger,
and "Weary" vows he knows more about electricity than some
Italian fellow named Macaroni.
Other members of Science '18 on the senior rugby team
are Bickle, our star hook, and Bullard, wing three-quarter, who
easily uphold the reputations they made last year at High. On
the intermediate team we find "Mon" Goodman, who rivals
Dutch Eckhardt of last year in the length of shadow he casts,
Page Seventy-two  Thompson, Drury, McDonald, Fowler, and Harvey, the latter of whom showed up in great form the last part of the
season. Weart, Drury and Doucet are the minstrels of the
class, and try to shorten the tedious hours of drawing by giving selections, often of their own composition, on the one-legged pianola. Fowler, our chief joker and entertainer, seems to
have missed his calling, making a great hit in that pretty suit
of his with the crowd and the chorus-girls on Theatre-Night.
The great interrogation point of the class, and receiver of all
things in the form of waste-paper baskets, mud, and chalk-
brushes, not to mention apple-cores, is Bissett. He plays ice-
hockey in no mean manner, but is the only fellow known who
can always kick the foot-ball in the opposite direction to the one
he wants to. He seems to have a great liking for green and
pink collars, but he must be excused since it is said that he is
colour-blind. Among the all-round good fellows of the class
we find Paul Whitely, Edgar Emmons, Gillies and Johnson,
while our scholastic reputation is ably upheld by Morgan,
Stewart and McKay. This collection of Galahads has hitherto
had no trials of strength with their Arts brethren, as they consider it beneath their dignity to harm their frailer and more
delicate fellow-students.
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BThe dank mists and smokes of the early hours of
dawn were fast retreating before the long, clear
shafts of day-light that shot over the hills and penetrated the gloom of rapidly departing night, leaving
revealed to view the picturesque village of Hazelton,
sparkling clear and bright, with its old tilted totems
on the left and the great snow-capped mountain in
the rear.
On the beach rose the Hudson's Bay Company's store, the
warehouse and old stone wine-cellar. Across from this was a
log house used as a school, and up further to the left stood the
little Anglican Church with its square tower and clear toned
bell. To the left of that lay the Indian village, and back on the
hill, lonely and silent, arrayed in long rows, were the quaint
and ancient burying-houses of departed man.
It was scarcely four o'clock and the only creature moving
about was a reeling drunken darkey, who was just wending
his way home to his shack, after a night of debauchery.
I proceeded to one of the hotels where I found the accustomed bar, and the bar-tender half asleep, after one of his
strenuous nights of serving. As I had no need of his services
I passed on, and after a brisk walk, returned just in time to
hear the merry clatter of the triangle that in this part of
the world, serves as a dinner-hTn. This set the dozen or
more dogs of the village all howling in four or five different
keys, and an old chap standing by remarked, with some emphasis, "What in H  are you yelling about!   You don't
have to eat the grub?"
Breakfast over, I witnessed one of those common sights in
the north,—the loading of pack-horses   and    mules   for    the
The afternoon was spent in rambling about the ancient
Indian burying-ground, which capped the hill at the rear of
the village. Here were to be seen the strangest looking collection of miniature houses that could be met with in many a
day's travel. Over each grave there was erected, as a tombstone, a little house or cupola, made after the fashion of the
wheel house of a vessel, or a church-spire, or sometimes a dog-
kennel, that contained the worldly goods of the deceased. Some
were so old that mighty trees were growing up through the
roofs while others were almost overgrown with strange mosses
Page Seventy-five and long grass. Many of the newer ones were very ornamental, being adorned with odd pinnacles and crosses and painted
in vivid colours.
But now again the sun was dropping slowly behind the
far-off mountains and night, with all its stealth, was fast
settling down over this weird village of the dead. In
the distance, in a dingy shaded part of this abode of silence,
as I descended into the settlement below, I could hear the dismal wail of an old "Klooch" for her dead child, as she howled
in the increasing darkness and sang a death hymn, rocking to
and fro, and talking to herself and the spirits of the night.
It was now quite dark, and boisterous shouts and laughter
from the bar-rooms rang out upon the night air. I pushed
my way in. What a contrast to the silence that prevailed when
I first entered it that morning! There it was with all its awful
glow of dazzling lights, mirrors and pictures. As Service puts
it:— .     .
"A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute
The Kid that handles the music box was hitting a jag-time
Along the counter that stretched the entire length of the
room were lined up forty or more men, all calling for drinks.
One or two were dead to the world, fast asleep in a
corner on the floor, while a small group at one end were just
commencing an all night game of cards.
Suddenly the uproar grew worse as a loud discussion broke
forth like a raging storm from the card-players. "Ha! ha!"
said the bar-tender, "there's going to be a fight by the sound of
things." Then the lights went out, and I ducked my head as
the darkey, crazed with liquor, hurled a bottle at one of the
men. In the scuffle that ensued, the negro drew a knife and
slashed his opponent's face, but before the squabble was settled
the black man was hustled off to the lock-up.
It was by this time late, so I repaired to my room, and as
I lay awake I could hear the shouts of the carousers till nearly
day-break, as they sang and jingled their glasses.
E. McK.
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Ki^^_ The L.D.S. has been one of the most important
contributors to the success of the college
throughout the past year. Profiting by a careful study of former programmes and proceedings, the executive has managed to provide
Jm very successful entertainment at all its meet-
jm ings.   It is also most worthy of note that in the
past year there have been more meetings than
ever before in the history of the society. This
however, does not indicate any very strenuous
labour on behalf of the executive; in fact, we have probably
had fewer meetings of the officers than in previous years. But,
as we mentioned above, we have learned much from our predecessors, and in two or three meetings planned out the year's
programme, entrusting each evening's entertainment to some
one or other of the officers. A very gratifying result of this
system has been record attendances at most of our meetings.
After a great deal of discussion at the beginning of the
year, we unanimously decided that it would be to the advantage of the college to make this a social as well as a purely
intellectual society. It seemed to be necessary to provide some
means for the students to become acquainted with one another.
Formerly there were no gatherings at which the girls and fel-
Page Seventy-seven lows of the various years could be brought together, and the
science classes seemed almost entirely barred from the uplifting influence of the young ladies. This difficulty was remedied
by providing an hour's entertainment after the debates or
speeches of the evening. It generally took the form of an informal dance, although it was varied occasionally by games
or refreshments; we feel, sure that the results have justified
this step towards a closer friendship among the students. As
far as debates were concerned, we decided this year to restrict
ourselves as far as possible to inter-class discussions. Acting
accordingly, we refused to enter the Vancouver Debating
League, and our only "outside" debates were with Latimer
Hall and Columbian College. Messrs, Wallace and Munro
argued ably against Latimer, but were defeated by the narrow
margin of a single point. This debate was held under the
auspices of the Intercollegiate Debating League. The League
was founded this year, with Latimer and St. Mark's Hall and
McGill College as their contestants. Mr. Alexander Munro
of McGill was appointed President. President Wesbrook of
the B. C. University very generously presented the League
with a handsome challenge shield. The Columbian College debate is dealt with elsewhere. It is sufficient to say that McGill,
through the able speeches of Messrs. Wallace, Scott and Walkinshaw, wiped out her defeats of the past four years by a victory over her old-time rivals.
The inter-class debates have been very interesting and exciting. There have been five discussions in this league, and all
of them have been most closely contested. Arts '16 proved
to be the winners of the "imaginary" shield, but it required
their best efforts to vanquish their Sophomore and Freshmen
opponents. The first contest resulted in a victory for the second year over the Freshmen. Messrs. Ewing and Anderson
seemed to have the advantage in style, but could not overcome
the convincing arguments of their opponents, Messrs. Gal-
braith and Mathers. At the following meeting, the second
year fell before the Junior debaters, when G. Scott and T.
Shearman successfully defended the German invasion of Belgium, which was warmly attacked by Messrs. Manzer and
Bayley. In the debate scheduled to take place between first
and third year, the Freshmen defaulted. Messrs. Berry and
Dawe had prepared to act as the Junior representatives.
Probably the keenest and most exciting discussion was on
the subject of universal rnilitary training. On this occasion
the third year, represented by W. Dawe and S. Lett, were again
Page Seventy-eight  victorious over the Sophomores by a narrow margin. The
judges' decision was not unanimous, and Professor Robertson
speaking for them, complimented the losers, Messrs. Mennie
and Adams, on their excellent speeches, and commented on
Mr. Lett's balance and logical style, and Mr. Dawe's very
forceful rebuttal.
The final debate took a humorous turn. It was an impromptu argument on the subject, "Resolved that Jitneys are
a Nuisance." The first year, through the efforts of Messrs.
Ewing and Munro, defeated Messrs. Morrison and McLellan,
of the Sophomore class. Every serious argument advanced
took off points, and the result was such that even the Science
men paid attention to the speeches. Mr. Ewing's talk was
most effective. He slandered the jitney unmercifully, and
lauded the B. C. Electric, pointing out the lessons of spiritual
and social affection and the brotherhood of man which can be
gleaned from a casual observance of the street posts linked
together by the untiring labour of the B.C.E.R. "wiremen."
"Mick" McLellan spoke with more sentiment than eloquence
of the wonderful lessons to be learned in the back seat of a
jitney. He showed a thorough knowledge of the subject, and
mentioned such excellent authorities as DesBrisay, Wilson and
Lord. Messrs. Munro and Morrison followed up with many
other mighty and significant arguments. The speakers are to
be congratulated on delivering such able addresses on a five
minutes' warning.
One of the feature events of the year's programme was a
mock trial. On this occasion we had a record attendance of
between 200 and 300 spectators, in addition to the thirty or
forty who made up the witnesses, jury and court. Mr. Sherwood Lett and Mr. A. Munro were responsible for the arrangement of the trial, and they deserve credit for their work.
The prisoner, Mr. Merrill DesBrisay, proved to be a scoundrel
of the worst type, and in spite of a wonderful defence by his
charming lawyer, Miss S. McGuire, was found guilty of breach
of promise. The prosecuting attorney, Mr. Lett, confronted
the prisoner with witness after witness. His forsaken fiancee,
Miss Mary McDonald, bitterly accused him, and her choleric
parent, who when despoiled of a "top" hat, whiskers, etc.,
proved to be "Joe" Smeeton, was a telling witness. The prisoner's "second," alias Miss May McCrimmon, tried to save
him, but without avail. P. C. O'Brien and a White Rock farmer, who turned out to be Ian Gibson and Jack Third, were
on the stand, but proved too dense to have much weight one
Page Eighty way or the other. The plaintiffs' governess, Miss Ballentine,
appeared, and Miss E. Lipsett seemed to be quite at home in
her role of an artistically painted waitress. She appeared to
be capable of enjoying fifteen cents' worth of "Spearmint,"
and of carrying on a more or less intelligent conversation at
the same time. Some of our most charming young ladies, accompanied by equally brilliant escorts, composed the jury.
Mr. McLellan was foreman, and announced in a beautiful oration that they found Mr. DesBrisay guilty. The prisoner was
fined $1 and a package of gum for our friend, the waitress.
Mr. Jas. Munro, who has had some experience in legal proceedings, acted as judge; Mr. L. Fraser was announcer, and
Mr. Henry Gibson, registrar. We would like to report some
improvement in the prisoner's character since his conviction,
but it is even rumoured that he was so affected by the pleading of his lawyer that his affections have again swerved. He
assures us, however, that he has absolutely no intention of
again changing.
During this year we have had four addresses. Dean Brock
of the Science Faculty of the B. C. University told us about
life in Germany, as he himself had experienced it. The address was enjoyed by a large audience, the Science men being,
of course, very much in evidence.
Miss Maclnnes spoke on the conditions prevalent in Germany on the outbreak of war. The discussion was most interesting, since she was there when war was declared, and had
the subject very well in hand. The Literary Society owes a
great deal to Miss Maclnnes for the interest she has taken in
all our meetings. Not only has she acted as judge at the
debates, and assisted in the programme, but by her attendance
as faculty representative she has made it possible for us to hold
our dances, and various social gatherings. We feel very much
indebted to her for all these favours.
Mr. J. S. Bursill, better known as "Felix Penne," gave an
excellent address on the subject of "Books and Their Influence
on Great Men." Mr. Bursill has known personally some of
the leading literary men of this and the last generation, and
this rendered the talk even more impressive. His discussion
on libraries was very well received, for we all know the interest and experience of the speaker in this respect.
The last address was given by Dr. Davidson, and we were
very pleased to hear from him before the close of the season
as he has always taken such a keen interest in the work of all
Page Eighty-one our societies. The subject was "Recreation." The speaker
discussed the question from many view-points, and offered
many excellent suggestions concerning the division of our
hours of leisure. He spoke very effectively on the merits of
amateur sport, warning us against the slightest step towards
professionalism. Dr. Davidson has always had much to do
with the college athletics, as well as with those of the various
Canadian Associations, and is an excellent authority on these
We would like to make special mention of the various musical programmes we have had, and of the recitations and other
contributions of the students, but we have already exceeded
the space allotted, and can only express our gratitude to all
for their co-operation with the executive throughout the year.
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WHE meetings of the L.L.D.S. this year have been full of
\y  interest.    All have been well attended, both by college
girls  and  visitors,  and the  entertainment provided  has
always been of a high order.
It is the aim of the society to give the girls an opportunity
to develop their talents along literary and musical lines. With
this in view Inter-class- debates are held, and each class is asked
to provide entertainment for one meeting. With a capable
president in Miss Hawe, and a willing executive, the society
has passed through a very successful year.
At  the  opening  meeting,   Miss   Maclnnes   and   Principal
Robinson  addressed  the  students,  and after  a  musical  pro-
'gramme Arts '16 and Arts '17 entertained the Freshman class
in the library.    At our next meeting Miss Maclnnes gave us
an interesting address on her experiences in Germany.
Two debates have been held. The first, "Resolved that
travel is a better educator than books," was between Arts '17
and Arts '18. Despite the noble efforts of Miss Story and
Miss Maynard for Arts '17, the work of Miss McHeffey and
the cool eloquence and clever wit of Miss Munday gained the
day for Arts '18. Miss Maclnnes then kindly received the
girls in the library. The next debate, "Resolved that the press
has had more influence on public opinion than the platform,"
resulted in a tie between Arts '18 and Arts '16. Miss Ballentine  and  Miss  McGuire  upheld the  affirmative,   while   Miss
Page Eighty-two <K
First Row—M. Maynard, W. Gilbert, H. Laidlaw, B. Clement.
Second Row—E. Lipsett, O. Orr, Sec; Z. Hawe, Pres.; I. Vermilyea, Vice-Pres.; R. Fulton. Vermilyea and Miss Dunton spoke for the negative. While
testifying to the ability of the speakers on both sides, the
judges refused to come to a decision, much to the dismay of
the Literary executive.
On Dec. 3rd., Arts '16 provided an interesting programme.
Miss Taylor prepared a splendid paper on Pauline Johnson,
and a playlet was given entitled, "Our Aunt from California,"
by Misses Anderson, Lipsett, Hawe, Chapin, Vermilyea and
Dunton. The amusing and clever part of "Sally" was admirably portrayed by Miss Hawe. Refreshments brought to a
close a delightful afternoon.
Another interesting meeting was given by Arts '17 and
consisted of an edition of the McGill Annual. It included a
charming frontispiece, advertisements, personal quotations, war
scenes, including Tipperary, Theatre night, etc. The one-act
playlet, "The Three Bears," "The Short Story," and the
tableaux, the "Freshmen," "Sophs.," and "Juniors," "Time to
Retire," and the "Old and New University," were especially
good.   The class then entertained in the library.
Miss Durham of the "Vancouver Province" spoke to the
girls on Feb. 11th., on "Women and Journalism." Her address
was appreciated. The musical items on the programme consisted of a piano solo by Miss Lanning and a song by the Girls'
Glee Club, kindly trained by Mr. Geo. P. Hicks. Mrs. Robinson entertained the girls at the close.
Arts '18 certainly proved on Feb. 26th. that they have a
class of no small talent. The piano solos by Miss Fallowes
and by Miss Gill, the delightful violin solo by Miss Bodie and
the paper on the "Life of Jane Austin," by Miss Munnings,
were much enjoyed. There were two patriotic tableaux:—
"Canada and her products," showing Canada, her gold-mines,
her grain, fruit and forests; and "The Allies," Britannia with
France, Belgium, Servia, Russia and Japan grouped about her.
The one-act playlet, "The Census-taker of 1920," by five girls,
evoked much merriment. One of the best numbers on the
programme was the dramatization of the 5th Scene of Macbeth, by Miss Viva Martin. Refreshments were daintily served
in the library.
An informal meeting on Mar. 12th completed the year's
programme. Miss Muddell's piano solo and the "Orphean"
strains of the Glee Club were much appreciated. The girls
then enjoyed themselves with games.
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., HE war has made great changes in University life in every
Jjr part of Canada. At McGill, Montreal, Toronto, and
elsewhere men have been training since October for the
engineers, army medical corps, and the fighting arm of the
service. While sports have not been discontinued, schedules
have been modified and much time has been spent upon preparation for the active business of war.
Our College has not been slow to undertake its own small
share of the burden of military preparedness. More than fifty
of our students and ex-students are at the front or enlisted
for active service. In the University itself the contingent of
the Officers' Training Corps was formed as affording a means
for everyone who desired it to obtain some military training
while still pursuing his College work.
The corps has been loyally supported by members of the
Faculty as well as students. We were exceedingly fortunate in
having at our disposal the military knowledge of Mr. Jordan,
without whose energy and knowledge the foundation of the
corps could scarcely have been undertaken. The corps is also
indebted to Mr. J. T. Smeeton for his help and advice at many
points. We are all appeciative of the good services of Colour
Sergeant Wallace in supervising and directing our mutual instruction.
Interesting features of the course of training have been
the rifle shooting and route marching. Much progress has
been made in shooting and some good scores recorded. An
inter-squad competition is going on for the highest average
score in the term's shooting.
Whether our C.O.T.C. will survive the war remains to be
seen; that will depend largely upon the way in which the war
reacts upon our national life. If it should be found necessary
to continue or to increase the military forces of our country,
then the Officers' Training Corps should find a place in the curricula of all our Universities, giving men valuable military
preparation without removing them from peaceful civil pursuits. But, if, as is surely the hope of the best-thinking people of our land, a reduction in armaments should follow the
conclusion of peace, then our C.O.T.C will give place to un-
martial forms of physical culture. Few, however will deny
that, for this year at least, it has filled a useful place in the
college life; and the men who go from us to the front must
feel they owe to the corps something at least of the preparation
for the serious work before them. jjr   -p   tqCAN
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tlj? (Ealrmra
Bell-Irving, Malcolm M.
Bell-Irving, Robert.
Beveridge. W.
* Bunn, Raymond S.
Cameron, H. J.
Carnsew, C.
Clement, Carleton M.
* Coughlan, Joseph C.
Creery, Kenneth A.
Creery, R. H.
* Crute, Ebenezer.
Dawe, William.
Des Brisay, H. A.
* Des Brisay, Merrill.
DesBrisay, E. M.
Dustan, Alexander B.
* Elliot, Lachlan.
Ellison, Price, Jr.
* Fowler, Grant.
Frampton, Geoffrey.
* Fraser, Lyall.
* Galbraith,  Samuel T.
* Gibson, Harold A. F.
* Gibson, Thomas I.
Gordon, Alva.
* Hardie, Charles M.
Hoult, Jack.
Jackson,  Arnold.
* Jeffs, Armour.
* Livingstone,  Warren.
* Lord, Ernest E.
MacLennan, Neil K.
* MacPherson,  Gordon  A.
* Mathers, Wilford W.
McLelan, A.
* McLellan, W. G.
* McPherson, Ralph S.
* Morrison, Albert H.
* Munro, Alexander, Jr.
Murray, W. E. G.
Owen, H. H.
* Plummer, S. B.
Powell, Fitzhenry.
Powell, H. M.
Price, Harold.
Rae, D. H.
Sawers, Basil.
Sclater, James L.
Scott, Cecil O.
Scott, Gordon W.
Stewart, C. C.
Stuart, W. M. J.
Underhill, C.
* Weart, John F.
* Wilson, R. M.
* Woodward, Eric.
Wright. D.
Overseas Section to join McGill Company of the 38th Battalion, in Montreal.
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Part on trip 01.©.®. 01.
Pray, what is all this surging mass
Of manhood dark and fair?
With steady tread they by me pass,
Upon the campus there.
Behold that shaft of clear resolve
That shoots from ev'ry eye,
The index true of those who love
To venture and defy.
Why, good sir, you must surely be
A stranger to this shore,
Since it doth seem you do not know
The Orf'cers Training Corps.
A het-er-o-gen-e-ous crowd
It is, I'll not deny;
The slender youth beside the broad,
The short behind the high,
Professor "Lemmy", yet unbent,
O'er-shadows youthful Creery,
And next in line, sandy Clement
Or per'aps, the brick-top, Drury.
Observe bold  Byron's brawny bulk,
Who could with Atlas vie,
And bashful little Lett, to skulk
Behind the "fusser" guy.
Oh, such a throng of virile youth
Would make cold Pallas smile!
At camp, next summer, now in sooth,
They'll flutt'ring hearts beguile.
Page Eighty-seven Like summer wind which thistle-down
Sends swirling to and fro,
Will flouting Fate, in her queer mind,
About their fortunes blow.
On some she'll lavish all her horn
Of wealth and fame galore,
On some, but nameless grave forlorn,
Upon an alien shore.
Yet, kindred spirits of this band,
Whatever be our lot,
Let's boldly play the man, nor e'er
Be our great aim forgot:
That each and every one of us
Must well his part fulfil,
For sake of Mother Canada
And our dear old McGILL.
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The Tango Reaches the Monastery.  f. U. 01. A.
SHE Young Women's Christian Association of M. B. C.
was formed on November 19th, 1914, and taking into
consideration the shortness of the term, we feel that a fair
amount has been accomplished. The work is absolutely new
to most of us, and little could be expected the first year. With
the capable cabinet which we have for 1915 we are looking
for great things.
The first general meeting of the association was held on
November 26th, and the large attendance showed the enthusiasm of the students. We were fortunate in securing Dr.
Carson of the city Y. W. C. A. as our speaker, and we received
a very interesting and helpful address. Two of her suggestions
in connection with relief work and Bible study were adopted.
Meetings were also conducted on January 7th, 21st and February 11th by the various committees, addresses being delivered by men and women interested in various branches of
missionary work. The business of the society was conducted
at the cabinet meetings.
As funds are needed to send a delegate to the Y. W.
convention in the summer, the proceeds of the Alma Mater
skating party were granted us, but, as these were not large,
a plan of canvassing the classes has been formed. The society
takes this opportunity of thanking Miss Maclnnes for her
very liberal donation.
As February 28th had been set aside as a universal day of
prayer throughout the world for students, the Y. M. C. A. and
the Y. W. C. A. held a service in Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian
Church. The Rev. Mr. Kerr of New Westminster preached-
the sermon, while Mr. Wm. Dawe assisted in the service. A
very large number of students filled the gallery
The work of the year closed on March 4th with a joint
meeting of the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A., when Mr.
MacLelland of New York spoke on the Students' Volunteer
Movement. He rather opened our eyes to what educated, consecrated young men and women might do for their fellowmen,
and indirectly pointed out that just in so far as we serve
others are we worthy to live. If we keep this idea before us
next year, we should be able to accomplish much.
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The present Y. M. C. A. was organized in 1914
after a visit of Mr. E. H. Clarke, travelling secretary for the student department of the Y. M. C. A.
During that year some of the best speakers in the
city were secured to address the students on the aim
of the association; the presentation to young men
of a sane and intelligent Christianity, the awakening
and deepening of interest in religious ideas, and the promotion
by these means of an all round Christian manhood. It was
proposed that the association should publish for this session a
McGill, B. C. handbook, but this idea proving too ambitious,
a two-page insert was placed in the Montreal book, thus
increasing its value for B. C. students, and also advertising our
college work in the east. This year, largely through the
leadership of the president, Mr. Walkenshaw, much good
work has been done. The Faculty have shown their interest,
and two of the staff are devoting part of their time to teaching
Bible classes. The English Bible class, under the skilful
tuition of Mr. Henderson, is studying the book of Isaiah. The
attendance at this class has been extremely good, and at first
indeed seemed to be too large for one teacher. A Greek New
Testament class, led by Mr. Logan, is studying the Gospel of
Mark. This latter class is doing careful work, Mr. Logan's
thoughtful and scholarly interpretations being highly appreciated. Both these classes meet in the college, and are jointly
conducted by the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. During this
session an address was given by Mr. D. McClelland, secretary
of  the   Student  Volunteer  movement;   and  a  well-attended
Page Ninety-two special Students' Service was held in Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian
Church by the Rev. F. H. Kerr, M. A., assisted by Mr. Wm.
Dawe. The Y. M. C. A. has thus justified its existence, and
is preparing the way for greater things in the future.
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WTHE girls of M. B. C. have this year organized a "first
Us aid" class, the object being to obtain practical instruction in dealing with poisoning, wounds, etc., and through
that instruction, to come to a better realization of the work
of the women who volunteered to help at the front. Though
the amount of study required for the course made a very
special effort necessary on the part of the students, interest
has not lagged and there is a good prospect that the ranks of
the First Aid Association will be swelled by forty of our girls.
&rten« 'IT, &urtm| &rf?ool
ALL through the warm bright days of last September,
when Stanley Park was full of pretty girls, and the
little birds were singing, and all the monkeys in the
zoo were chattering from pure joy, there might have been
seen there a collection of embryo surveyors called Sc. '17,
technically hard at work learning the intricate branches of
their chosen calling. But were we always working? Assuredly, 'twas thus our revered instructor, Mr. Stone, invariably
found us, for always we roused as from our slumbers or our
contemplation of "nature's beauties" in time to make weird
and wonderful statements in our note-books. Of course there
were narrow escapes, and I rather suspect that Mr. Stone
sometimes thought we took a long time to get past certain
points such as the Park Entrance or Second Beach. But that
only evened up for the speed we made around the deserted
From our own point of view we had a most enjoyable
holiday. The weather was fine and warm, and since most
of us had really worked all summer we were not at all averse
to basking in the sun, or engaging in sprightly conversation
with the pretty nymphs of the park. Of course that wasn't
true of all; there were some who really wanted to learn surveying, but we also were learning—other things.
Page Ninety-three The school this year was divided into four parties led by
Ernie Lord, Jimmy Galloway, Charlie Hardie and Mollie
Lambert. Lord was our champion walker and challenged Mr.
Stone to a race around the park. They were doing famously
when they blundered into the fortifications at Siwash Rock.
Leipsicitis and Spyitis were~then at their height—but let us
draw a veil.
Drury, our auburn laddie, deserves honourable mention
as a strategist. He always took the instrument when a girl
came along, and after he had nicely backed her off the road
so that he could get a clear sight on the target, he invariably
mixed his sights, and used her as a target. Hardie's party
were designated by the driver of a tally-ho as the "engineers
of the Vancouver water department" and have since then
thought it their duty to assume a lofty and abstracted expression.
Galloway's party were the hard workers of the class, being
always the last in. Molly and Co., on the other hand, devoted
themselves in the main to making chimneys of their noses,
and to replenishing their stock of fuel at the pavilion. They
escaped several surveys by the peculiar quickness of their
Since then we have seen the result of our labours committed to paper, and  we have seventeen totally different
maps of Stanley Park.
Sty* QtyroUigu?
AN angel without wings, that hath been seen pretending to
study, while he writes doggerel verse and poor sermons.
He hates none, yet loves none, for he needeth to be
friendly to all. He hath little wit, yet hath learned to balance
a cup on his knee at pink teas. His talk is flavored with
Greek or Hebrew allusions, but his Scotch accent maketh it
incomprehensible. He hath been known to marry before leaving his port, to wit, his university, but generally he must needs
be won by waiting. Though he hath a meek spirit, he oft times
spilleth blood on the playing-field. You shall know him by his
old-country clothes, and white socks, which, next his feet, are
the greatest things about him. The companion of his walk is
some zealous chaperone, or pretty nurse, whom he admonishes
with learned, foolish talk. His course finished, he goeth forth
to garner souls, and support his home on $600 per year. In
which struggle we leave him, until we meet him again taking
the service next Sunday.
Page Ninety-four Page Ninety-five Hlrtuterattg Abort-aura
f\ NEW feature of our life this year has been the series
X\ of addresses delivered in the Auditorium of the King
Edward High School to all members of the university.
Early in the session a committee of Faculty was appointed
consisting of Mr. Henry, Mr. Henderson and Miss Maclnnes
to secure speakers, and their efforts have beer crowned with
success. The attendance and interest displayed in these meetings amply justify their institution.
The addresses were delivered on Thursdays at the noon
hour. Principal Robinson presided and introduced the speaker
on each occasion. Rev. R. T. Wilson, D. D., who addressed
the first meeting, emphasised the need of faith in the spiritual
destiny of man at a time when "Kultur," the grossest kind of
materialism, is seeking to dominate the world. From Dr.
Klinck, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University
of British Columbia, we learned something about the pressing
problems which present themselves to administrators in dealing
with the rural population and industries of our country. Rev.
Eber Crummy, D. D., spoke on the war as a conflict of ideas, a
contest between democracy and bureaucracy, between freedom and slavery; he also dwelt on the need of a generous and
high-minded settlement when the Allies achieve ultimate victory. Alcoholism from a medical man's point of view,
formed the subject of a well-illustrated address by Dr. A. P.
Proctor. The effects of alcohol, he told us, both upon the
mind and the body, were such that it was inadvisable to partake of it in any form whatsoever. Last of all we listened with
interest to an address by Rev. Dr. Herridge of Ottawa,
moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in Canada. Dr. Herridge spoke of the necessity of
starting with a right view of life. Any man, he said, whatever his profession, who did not consider himself the servant
of his fellowmen, had no right to a place in the citizenship of
Canada nor in the wider citizenship of the world.
We hope the university may be privileged to hear another
such series of addresses next year, and that, as in some other
universities, the practice of hearing occasionally men prominent in the various professions of our country may form a
regular part of the session's activities.
Ninety-six Antujmu*
/■ft ULTURE and interest in things intellectual never make
^]/ their appearance in the history of a country until it has
attained to some degree of wealth and to the leisure that
it brings. This is axiomatic, and needs no proof; the point
to be emphasized is that British Columbia appears at length
to be slowly acquiring a dim inkling of the meaning and
value of culture. This doctrine of the superiority of the
things of the mind to mere material advantages has long been
preached by those who knew its force and truth, and of late
their effects have begun to bear fruit.
An example of this is the play selected for production this
year by the students of McGill British Columbia, Sophocles'
"Antigone," a classical drama, and therefore dry as dust and
outworn. Not at all, my dear sir. Gladstone found Greek
tragedy a source of never-failing interest, and he certainly was
no mere classical scholar. The plays of Sophocles were written
in the Golden Age of Attic literature, and still remain as perfect models, equalled by few and surpassed by none of the
dramatists of our modern world.
"Antigone" differs radically, of course, from the ineffable
twaddle that nowadays masquerades as (save the mark) the
modern drama. It is just as well, however, to occasionally see
a really good play in order that our judgment and appreciation may not be altogether led astray, and that we may dimly
realize that "Potash and Perlmutter" is not the model and goal
of all aspiring play-wrights. Besides, it will be rather interesting, to say no more, to see a play that differs so radically in
many of its most essential features from our modern drama.
To take only one instance, modern plays have no choruses.
These choruses are used in the Greek play to express the
average spectator's opinion on the events of the play. This
they do in verse, accompanied by music and dancing, and even
the most indifferent of us cannot but be impressed by their
rhythmic beauty, and by the exquisite melody of Mendelssohn's
choric strains.
The story of the play is very simple. Polynices, exiled
from Thebes, has returned with an army to avenge his wrongs.
He and Eteocles, his brother, fall by each other's hands, and
the invading army is repulsed. Creon, king of Thebes, forbids
the burial of the rebel who attacked his native city, under pain
of death, but Antigone, the sister of Polynices, disregards the
Page Ninety-seven w
z edict. Brought before Creon, she is condemned to be buried
alive. Haemon, the son of Creon and betrothed of Antigone,
pleads for her in vain, and slays himself on her body. When
Creon repents, it is too late, and on his return home with the
body of his son he is told that his wife Enrydice has died by
her own hand, invoking curses on his head.
The play has only twice before been produced in Canada;
both times by Toronto University, in 1894 and in 1900. On
each occasion it was under the management of our present
director, Mr. Harold Shaw, who visited Milan specially to-
study the architecture of the Greek theatre there.
The part of Antigone will be taken by Miss Martin, that of
Ismene, her sister, by Miss Hawe, that of Creon by Mr. Shaw,
and that of Haemon by Mr. R. Miller. There will also be
several large choruses that have been carefully selected.
Mr. Shaw has spared no pains to make the play a success,
and has been well supported by the cast, who have devoted
much time and effort to their parts. The thanks and support
of the students are due both.
Sty* Strong
Against the word of my honor
I have loosed my slaughtering throng,
But all things must be permitted
Unto the strong.
What is this scrap of paper?	
Laws are the crutch of the weak;
I will have what I choose to covet
Or vengeance wreak.
Who prates of national honor
As a matter of right and wrong?
Can anything be forbidden
Unto the strong ?
Inscribed in crimson letters
Is the cheapness of human life;
How has the world gone forward?
Bloodshed, war, strife!
Page Ninety-nine The corner stone of the nations
Is laid on a drawn sword;
It will read in history's pages,
"These too have warred."
Forth they go and I spoke in honour.
But to us shall the earth belong;
And all things have been permitted
Unto the strong.
If some with recreant valor
Should escape the eagle's beek,
Vengeance is easily taken
Upon the weak.
And the ruthless winds of heaven
Will take up our marching song
That "all things shall be permitted
Unto the strong."
Page One Hundred Page One Hundred and One Oil;* Alma iHatrr Sanrr
f5[HE seventh McGill Alma Mater dance was held on March
Qjr 5th, in the college building, the gay pennants and multitudinous red and white streamers proclaiming the fact
that it was a real M. B. C. dance. Owing to the limited size
of the floor, the number of those present was perhaps not so
large as in previous years, but the two hundred or so who were
present enjoyed every moment of the time. Miss Maclnnes,
Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Henderson kindly acted as patronesses.    The Faculty was further represented by Mr. Logan,
Apres la Boire
Mr. Chodat, who appeared greatly to enjoy our simple gathering. Mr. Matheson and Mr. Robertson, who, it must be
mentioned, did not wear a red tie. The success of the dance
was due in large measure to the efforts of Mr. DesBrisay,
and to a lesser degree, of Miss Peck, Mr. Clement and Mr.
Bagley. This was the first dance ever held in the college
building, in the real college atmosphere, and the McGill students have every reason to be proud of it. If M. B. C. can
achieve such a result, it augurs well for the time when the
university of British Columbia shall be founded.
Page One Hundred and Two Alma Hatpr Skating Party
^jftEBRUARY 3rd saw another enjoyable pastime recog-
,211 nized as a college function. At 5.15 P. M. on that day
about two hundred McGill students and their friends
gathered at the Arena to enjoy two hours' skating. An excellent band was in attendance, and to such lively strains as "Tip-
perary," and "This is the Life," the fair maidens drifted over
the glassy surface of the ice upon the stalwart arms of the
men of the college. At 7.30 P. M. refreshments were served
by the McGill Y. W. C. A., and the manner in which the viands
appeared to melt is sufficient testimony to their excellence.
One way in which the committee in charge felt that the party
might have been improved would have been to have had a
programme committee to introduce the students to one
another. All who were present, however, enjoyed themselves
greatly, and would like to know how soon the party will be
Arta *16 GLlaaa party.
ARTS '16 held their first class party at the home of Mr.
Gordon Scott, and, as usual, it was a decided success.
First, we found partners by matching post cards, and delved
into the mysteries of the alphabet. Though Mr. Henderson-
and Mr. Logan worked hard over this they were easily beaten
by our literary lights, Miss Hawe and Mr. Dawe. Then came
the task of guessing our class-mates' baby pictures. Mr. Lett
was given the prize as the prettiest baby, though his radiance
was somewhat dimmed by lack of hair. However, it was a
very close contest. Among the leading beauties we identified
Mr. LeMessurier as "the little girl who had the little curl
right in the middle of her forehead," and Mr. Wilson, whom
we easily recognized, though he did have curls and a hair-
ribbon on. Next came that old stand-by of Arts '16 class
parties, the conversat. We discussed the war, the Ladies'
Home Journal, and finally, supper, which was, of course, the
great event of the evening. During this event Mr. Robertson
succumbed, and on the fifteenth sandwich admitted to Miss
Lipsett that he couldn't keep up the pace.
It was whispered that there was to be a game after supper,
but the boys became so engrossed listening to themselves sing
that nothing more could be done with them, and the party
finally broke up, after a heart-rending song by the girls
entitled, "There's no place like home, sweet home, but I'm
afraid to go home in the dark."
Page One Hundred and Three Arta 'Ifi ano g»n*nr* '17 #artg
ARTS '16-Science '17 party was a marvel. There was a
conversat, dancing, games and supper. What more
could the heart of mortal man desire? It began with
musical arms, so that everyone could get acquainted. Then
came the conversat, immediately followed by dancing. Those
who couldn't dance retired downstairs to play games. As I
remained upstairs I am unable to report this part of the programme, but Mr. Henry Gibson was commanding officer
there, and we have every reason to think things went off
Then the bell rang, and we rushed 100 down to the
Physics Lab. where a free-fight ensued for coffee and ice
cream. We noted, with horror, a great deal of spooning
going on around the lunch counter in the physics lecture
room. Mr. Lett served the ices and Mr. Helme gracefully
presided over the coffee urn and managed to singe one eyebrow. Now, if Mr. Wilson, the coffee specialist, had been at
his post he would not have turned a hair. And that reminds me
—if any of you Physics Lab. enthusiasts miss that dirty little
rag you have hung up under your tables, please don't be
sore, as it was used in a good cause too. The committee
forgot to bring cheese-cloth, and, as the young ladies have been
taking up first aid they practiced it on the coffee, and used
the first thing at hand.
The party came to an end only too soon, and the science
boys were seen sneaking away with their hands full of cake
for breakfast next morning.
Arta anb Bmntt '17 tif&llatut'tti Partg
£tTEPHEN LEACOCK has said that the really interest-
55^ ing parts of society functions never see orint, so. I shall
endeavor to describe this party by taking the hint contained in the above. At a large and enthusiastic class meeting
it was decided to hold a party, but dissension arose, when a
certain guileful youth suggested that all former Arts '17 girls
be asked. The girls, strangely enough, opposed it because
they feared a feminine superfluity, and the boys favored it
for the same reason. Might, however, conquered; and the
result was a very successful party, the girls and boys being
almost equal in numbers.    Adams was put in charge of the
Page One Hundred and Four funds, while the Misses Rosebrugh, McTavish, McCrimmon,
Muddell and Story, and Messrs. Helme, Lord, Clement,
McLellan, Bagley, McLennan and Johannson looked after the
refreshments. The guests who assembled in the spacious and
tastefully decorated apartment that on ordinary occasion is
the Science Draughting room, would never have suspected
the confusion reigning so short a time before. Of course, the
fact that the janitor aired the building after the committee
withdrew  may  have  somewhat  cleared the  air  of   well,
you know, it is irritating to hit your thumb instead of a nail.
Furthermore, the guests themselves did not give a true
account of the scenes enacted by them before arriving. Who
would dream that that sweet vision in yellow and green had
but a short half hour before screamed downstairs, "Mother,
have you my cake wrapped up ? No ? Oh, dear! And I
simply can't get my hair up!" And who would have thought
that that refined, gentlemanly youth talking to her had stood
but a short two hours before in front of his glass, and bitterly
cursed a bright red stream that trickled down his cheek? Or
who, glancing at his sleek head and shining boots and carefully arranged tie, ch, that tie! who would have guessed that
it was all the work of a short two hours ? No one! One
would have said that at least a week had been necessary. And
as the programme glided smoothly on, there was no trace of
those desperate silent meetings held by the entertainment committee, as it pondered the question of disposing of the non-
dancing element of the class. And who, had he not been told,
would have guessed that Bagley and McLennan never before
practiced their duet? The refreshments gave no hint of having been bundled up by "Mother" at the last minute, and
thanks to a competent committee the coffee was above
reproach. Of course, it may have been because they were
freshmen that the coffee took that peculiar tint at the Arts '18
party. Not a little was added to the pleasure of the students
by the presence of the Faculty, or rather the better half of it,
its wives. The professors arrived somewhat late owing to a
The really enjoyable part of the evening came when the
committee, with Miss Maclnnes holding the sinecure of chap-
crone, cleaned up. We hereby give our Alfred David that it
was at her instigation that we used the chemistry towels as
floor-cloths. But, I fear, Stephen Leacock was right, for what
do you care for what I have told you? Nothing! What you
really want to know is who took whom home, and that must
ever remain imprinted.
Page One Hundred and Five Arta-&rt*rtr* '17 1al*nttn* Partg
/fPl ^ February 12th, the home of Miss Georgie Paterson wit-
V!|7 nessed a very pretty party. The class executives,
together with the Misses Maynard, Peck, White, Laid-
law and Mounce, and Messrs. Mathers and Coates, were in
charge of what was conceded by all to be the most enjoyable
class-party yet held. Games and contests were indulged in
until 10.30 when all repaired to the ball-room in the basement
where they danced until 11.30. A dainty supper was then
served in the dining room, after which the president of Arts
'17, in the name of the classes, thanked Mr., Mrs. and Miss
Paterson for their kind entertainment. The students then
showed that "them was their sentiments" by hearty cheering,
and after the singing of some songs the party broke up.
Sty* Jftrat $*ar Party
WTHE evening of October 23rd ushered in the first social
^J* function of the season, the First Year party. Arriving
promptly, fifteen minutes late, I made my way with
several others to the draughting-room in the Science building,
which was tastefully decorated with pennants and streamers.
At the door we were halted, and various "colours," representing
eight different colleges, were pinned to our coats; thus dividing
the party into teams which were to take part in an indoor
track meet. This consisted of the standard events, in name at
any rate, although prowess in the broad jump, for instance,
was judged by the width of the athlete's mouth. Proceedings
were brought to a standstill when Miss Ballentine as official
measurer tried to test Mr. Ian Gibson's grinning powers, but
the arrival of a step-ladder put the difficulty as far away as
next week's lectures. Each member of the winning "college
team" had to make an impromptu speech on a subject which
was given them by the committee. Mr. Dixon's speech "De
Corko," (for the benefit of science men, it may be explained that
the translation of this phrase is "about a cork") which was
modelled on Cicero's famous oration, "Pro Cluentio," (see
any member of Arts '18 for particulars) was the hit of the
evening and easily carried off the palm, a nice new McGill
pennant. Professor Robertson's eyes glistened with appreciation, and he was afterwards heard to remark, that, in his
estimation, Cicero himself could scarcely have done better.
After the speeches, partners were found by matching parts
of proverbs,  and a very enjoyable  supper  followed.    What
Page One Hundred and Six was left of October 23rd, was spent in dancing. Mr. Anderson and Miss Ballentine were in charge of the athletic contests, while Miss J. McHeffey and Mr. A. Munro ably managed the commissariat. Altogether, it was a very novel and
delightful evening.
Sty* Styratr* 2firjift
We have much fun at old McGill,
As every student knows,
And probably you heard about
The College-night at Loew's.
We finished our exams the day
Before this famous night,
And every fellow in McGill
Was aching for a fight.
But Bill Dawe soon got wind of it,
And had the thing done right.
Committees saw the manager
And named a trysting day;
And bade them send the good news forth
To all, without delay.
To East, and West, and South, and North,
The good news travels fast:
Shame on the dotard science man
Who lingers till the last!
"We want no broken furniture,
And no hospital bill."
So quothe the noble Faculty;
We bow unto its will.
But if the High School starts a fuss,
Don't ask our men to stop!
Because they're quite uncomfortable
Unless they're on the top.
The night was cold like one cold night,
The crowd doth gather round;
And soon the men are all in line
Down on the Cambie ground.
In front was Fowler's funny face,
Soon followed by the band,
Gibson, the great policeman, kept
The giant crowd in hand.
Page One Hundred and Seven The marshal, in bi-coloured cap,
With piccolo in hand,
Led oil the march.    With savage mien
Bellowed the curt command:
"Forward!" the band struck up a tune,
The students all 'gan sing,
Oh! how they seemed to fill the air
With their sweet jargoning!
Haud Procul hinc they hear the sound
Of trumpets and of drums,
"It is the High School!" Mickey cried.
"The sorry bunch of crums!"
"Halt!"   The muddy ranks stood fast;
The High School fell behind;
"Forward!" on marched the swollen ranks
With noise of every kind;
As when a new-born Fordmobile
Starts up a heavy grind.
They burst into the theatre
And fill each seat and stall,
They overflow upon the stage,
And perch upon  the wall;
But soon the Marshall takes the boards
To still these troublous seas;
He lifts his hand, and—lo! a calm,
And all can hear with ease.
Then out spake brother Bagley
Between the pelts of flour,
"Rise up, McGill!   Sing with a will'"
(Then comes another shower).
So all night long the noise arose,
From orchestra et al,
And many said they liked the show
But couldn't hear it all.
The curfew tolled douze heures moins quatre
When we left Orpheus' dome;
We took in Dreamy Chinatown
And then broke up for home.
If inhibition, or quelquautre
Has made my memory fail,
Just pass these 'half-man strugglings,
And so I end my tale.
R. B., '17.
Page One Hundred and Eight Sty* H*atmi«at*r Slrtp
3T WAS on February 6th that the "thriving town of New
Westminster awoke at noon to find itself stormed by the
McGill students of Vancouver, on their annual visit to
engage the teams of Columbian college in deadly combat.
When the visitors arrived at the college, some of their
Juniors and Sophs, were much surprised at the unwonted sight
of a fresh coat of paint on its walls. All such details were
however speedily forgotten when the soccer match commenced; some of the girls indeed became so excited that they
had to leave early and regain their wonted seriousness by a
ballast of currant buns. Be it sufficient to say that we were
defeated by 4 to 0. Next came the debate, and it was pleasing
to hear how Messrs. Scott, Wallace and Walkinshaw successfully defended the United States' position of neutrality in the
present war. The ice-hockey game between Columbian and
McGill was the most exciting of the day, McGill being victorious by the score 6-3. Supper was the next item, and
everybody seemed to do justice to the "spread", though one
bonnie lassie was heard to mutter darkly about Lenten fare.
After supper, although all the men had been told to stay out
of the ladies' sitting room, two of them were seen there discussing anthropology with their sisters in the spirit.    Soon
after came the basketball games. The McGill second men's
team was defeated by the Columbian seconds 24-16, but the
McGill girls played brilliantly and defeated the "Tillicums"
8-3. In a keenly contested contest the McGill senior men's
team defeated the Columbian seniors 22-15. After these
games most of the McGillites boarded their special car and
returned safely home, arriving in Vancouver at 11.50 P. M.
Ian Gibson, who happened to be sitting with a well-known
Arts '16 "fairy," seemed to enjoy himself immensely, and was
also the cause of much amusement to the other weary homeward-bound travellers.
W. C. W., '16.
Alumni 3Snt*a 191±1916.
As each college year draws to a close, one more class comes
up "ripe" and ready for the final ordeal. Then comes the
parting of the ways; and like the five peas in the pod, those
who have been nurtured together for a season, find themselves
Page One Hundred and Nine scattered abroad into the world, expected to bear fruit. It is
always interesting to hear just what has "happened" to the
old students. And we are proud to find that some of our
graduates, though still young, are springing into prominence.
Miss Edith Patterson of Arts '11 has the distinction of
being the first of our M. B. C. girls to enter the profession of
Law. After a brilliant course at McGill, she left as an M. A.
in '12 to study law at "Osgoode Hall," Toronto, and will
finish her three years in 1915.
Many other graduates in Arts have since entered the study
of law. Vancouver counts several old McGill boys among her
barristers and law students. Among others we might mention
Mr. R. G. Phipps and Air. C. Scaling of Arts '10; Mr. A. J.
Knowlings, Mr. J. Bruce Boyd, Mr. Gordon Lindsay and Mr.
Gordon Selman, of Arts '11; Mr. Rowe Holland of Arts '12
who is still prominent in debating circles; and Mr. Allan
Sutton of Arts '14, one of our old football boys.
Miss Ethelwyn Harris, of Arts '12, who graduated from
McGill with honours, has since gone to France, and has been
giving lessons in English conversation at the Lycee Jeanne
d'Arc, a government school for girls, in Clermont-Ferrand,
a manufacturing town in central France. Miss Harris was
the foundress and first president of the L. L. D. S.
M. B. C. is always interested in the latest doings of Mr.
W. E. G. Murray of Arts '12. After spending the last year
at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, Mr. Murray showed true
Canadian spirit in enlisting as a British soldier. He was unfortunately injured while training, but we are glad to say that he
has now recovered.
Mr. Frank Davidson, one of the prominent members of
Arts '13, after graduating as a B. A. from McGill and an M.-
A. from Harvard, has taken his place in the world as a
private secretary to an influential American millionaire. It is
reported that Mr. Davidson is meeting with a great many
Arts '13 is proud to welcome its latest member, little Miss
Mary McGeer, daughter of Mrs. James McGeer, formerly
Miss Ada Schwengers.
Page One Hundred and Ten Mr. C. O. Scott was at old McGill last
year. The "Montrealers" found him
an able newspaper man and his services were greatly appreciated by the
staff of the "McGill Daily." Mr.
Scott did not return to Vancouver, but
enlisted and went to the front with
the first Canadian contingent. M. B.
C. is also proud to count Mr. Basil
Saywers, Sc. '13 and Mr. Robin Bell-
Irving of Sc. '14 among her soldier
1914 will go down as an important date in history. By us
it will be remembered as the occasion of two romantic marriages. One was that of Miss Delia Currie, editor-in-chief of
the 1912-13 Annual, president of the L. L. D. S., and general
adviser on all weighty matters of college interest, who celebrated her graduation last May by her marriage to Mr. William Hughes, the famous McGill football hero. The other marriage was that of Mr. Ira McNaughton, pianist and general
favorite among the men of Sc. '14, who married a Montreal
girl, Miss St. Marie. Both students in spite of other interests
acquitted themselves creditably at graduation.
Several of the recent McGill graduates have been engaged
this year on the Vancouver teaching staff. Miss Lucy Howell,
of Arts '11, Miss Alice Keenleyside and Miss Sadie Munroe
of Arts '13 after spending a term at "Normal" have taken
positions as primary teachers in the city. Misses Margaret
McNiven, Isabel Bodie, Hazel McArthur, Clovis Morgan,
Olive Cousins and Blanche Balkwell of Arts '14 are teaching
in Vancouver.
Miss Jessie Todhunter, formerly of Arts '14, who was at
McGill again last year, has given up her academic course and
is now studying Dramatic Art and Domestic Science at
University of Toronto.
Mr. Stanley Moodie, a leader of Arts '14 and
formerly president of the Alma Mater, is
teaching this year in the King George High
M. B. C. has again this year sent the usual
contingent of students to the east to "finish"
and thereby lost to old McGill several of its
most prominent characters. Miss Netta Hardy
and Miss Laura White have been making
their usual brilliant records, especially in Dr.
Page One Hundred and Eleven Leacock's Political Science class, where Miss Gladys Story
last year made a name for the western students. Others who
went to Montreal this year from M. B. C. are, Misses Lennie
McDonald, Grace Bollert and Muriel Brockwell.
What was our loss was the "Normal's" gain. Miss Laura
Pirn, of Arts '15 is attending the Normal School this year and
is lending her helping hand in all school activities in her usual
capable manner. Others of our students at Normal this year
are, Miss Mary Wilson, Mr. N. Gilchrist, Miss Grace W. Miller, Mr. G. Craig, Miss Isabel Elliot, Mr. Harold A. Eckhardt,
Miss Dorothy Peck, Miss Ida Rees and Mr. Bryson.
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AT the beginning of the season, it looked as if there would
be no rugby in Vancouver this year; the Rugby Union
dissolved and handed over all its funds for war relief
purposes. But the old game could not be allowed to die out in
that way and a few enthusiasts met and decided to form a
temporary union, with Senior and Intermediate leagues. The
senior.consisted of Y. M. C. A. Rowing Club. Crusaders. Law
Students, 101st Cadets and McGill. of whom the Crusaders
withdrew e^rly in the season. In the intermediate league. King
Edward High School, Normal School and McGill second were
©1)* g»*ntnra
At last McGill has attained the goal towards which she
has so long been striving. Ever since the beginning of the
college, rugby enthusiasts have had before them, as the height
of their ambition, the senior city championship, and it is especially fitting that this goal should be attained in the last year of
McGill B. C.
In 1.911. it was with very great misgivings that a team was
entered in the senior league; and it was found to be hardly
up to the required standard so that next year it was decided to
enter only an intermediate team. This did so well that it was
thought advisable to enter both senior and intermediates in
1913. The seniors won the Tisdall cup and came second in the
Miller cup series.
This year success, as great as one could dare to hope for
has attended the senior team: not only have they won the
championship but have done so without a single point being
scored against them. In 8 games played in the league series,
McGill scored a total of 144 points and no opposing team succeeding in crossing their line. In addition to the regular city
league games, the annual contest with James Bay took place
at Victoria, resulting in a scoreless draw.
The results in the city league were as follows:—
Page One Hundred and Fourteen o
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First Row—Bickell,  MacGown,  Bullard,  Eckhart,  Rogers,  Letson,  McLellan.  Morrison.
Second   Row—Anderson,   Clement,   Prof.   Killam   (Hon.   Pres.)   H.   Helme,   [Capt.]   Celle.
Third Row—Drury,  Creery, DesBrisay,  Fraser. Oct.    3. McGill
"     10. McGill
"     17. McGill
"     31. McGill
Dec.   4. McGill
Jan. 16. McGill
"     23. McGill
Feb. 13. McGill
Utat of (£>am*a
15 Y. M. C. A  0
12 101st Cadets    0
15 Rowing  Club     0
11 101st Cadets     0
17 Law Students    0
25 Rowing Club    0
34 Law Students    0
15 Y. M. C. A  0
Total 144        Opponents      0
Won. Lost. Points.
McGill     8            0 16
Y. M. C. A     5           3 10
Cadets   .        4           4 8
Rowing Club     3            5 6
Law Students     0           8 0
- We were very glad to see Tommy McGown in his old place
during the early part of the season and the sight of "Dutch"
Eckhardt with his happy smile, back in the three-quarter line
brought the girls out in force. It is a very strange fact that
at all the games in which "Dutch" played, there was a full
attendance of ladies. In congratulating him, we must not
forget to sympathize with DesBrisay, who had the misfortune
to hurt his knee in January while playing against the Rowing
Club and was unable to take part in the final against the Y.M.
4tr<8Ul tta. f. 4H. <L A.
On February 13th, at Bridge Street grounds, McGill showed that they were decidedly superior to their old enemy, the
Y.M.C.A. by gaining a most decisive victory. The game was
hotly contested during the first half, but in the second our
opponents showed signs of weakening. The Y.'s were at some
disadvantage in playing one man short, but even without the
extra man, McGill was far superior and there was not the
slightest doubt at any time which side would win, although
the Y.'s fought stubbornly against a team in every way their
Page One Hundred and Sixteen o
First Row—MacMillan, MacDonald, Gibson, Thompson, Lord.
Second Row—McKenzie, Moore,  Capt.  Harvey,  Cameron.
Third Row—Hardy, Allardyce,  Hatch. The ground was in excellent condition, neither too hard
nor too soft. The Y.'s took the kick, sending the ball well into
McGill territory. It was promptly returned and was never
again long out of Y. country (for more than a few minutes
at one time). The next twenty minutes witnessed the hardest playing seen in any game this season. The forwards of
both teams massed together and tried to force their way
through. They heeled out to the three-quarters and tried to
get three-quarter rushes going. But the three-quarters were
so closely marked that they could do nothing but run straight
across and give way once more to the forwards. Across the
field time after time, now ahead a little, now back a little they
surged but McGill was gaining, slowiy and steadily, a few
feet at a time. Again and again it looked as if McGill would
score and Smith, the Y. full-back, did splendid work for his
team and was well backed up by his three-quarters. The first
-.try was scored through the quick work of Fraser who secured
the ball near the line and dashed over. Play went on in the
same style, McGill gradually gaining ground until "Dutch"
Eckhardt secured the ball from a loose scrimmage in front of
the goal, passing out to McLellan, who passed to Bullard.
McLellan then did a splendid piece of dribbling and scored
another try which was not converted. At half time the score
was 6—0.
In the second half the McGill superiority was even more
marked. In the scrums and line-outs, the Y. were easily outclassed and could not stand up against the dash of the McGill
forwards who were always right on top of the ball. The three-
quarters had every man marked and their tackling was sure,
if a little rough at times. Some of the finest passing of the
season was seen, swift, low passes and no fumbling. "Dutch"
Eckhardt did wonders in opening up the play and starting
three-quarter rushes. Drury, at full, was as cool as a lump
of ice and knew exactly where touch was. At last McGill got
a five yards scrum right in the corner, then another and another
and yet another, until, finally, Helme threw himself over the
line. A pretty piece of work was seen a little later when
Rogers connected with the ball and passed to Anderson, who
handed it on to Clement. Clement, after a considerable gain,
passed to Celle who went over. Helme crossed again before
the end.   None of the tries were converted.   Final score, 15-0.
This was, without doubt, the fastest and best game of the
season. The Y.'s fielded a splendid team but were outclassed.
While McGill equalled and even surpassed the best work
done by  McGill in  previous  years.    Their  irresistable  dash,
Page One Hundred and Eighteen FIRST  BASKETBALL TEAM.
Le Messurier Mathers Southcott
Pixon Prof. Killam Celle clear thinking, good team work, and ability to work at full
speed to the very end, won the day.
Sty* 3)nt*rm*atat*0
One of the most encouraging features of the season was
the number of men who turned out for rugby. A meeting was
called early in the season, at which Guy Moore was elected
captain of the second team, which was entered in the intermediate league.
Out of 6 games played they won 2, tied 2 and lost 2, the
results being:—
McGill, 0, vs. High School, 8.
McGill, 3, vs. Normal, 3.
McGill, 0, vs. High School, 11.
McGill, 0, vs. Normal, 0.
McGill, 6, vs. High School, 0.
McGill, 6, vs. Victoria, 0.
Although many of the players were new to the game, by
the end of the season, the team was in first class shape. The
Intermediates are of the greatest service in training players
for the Seniors. A very respectable third team was also raised
for the trip to Victoria.
m*n'a laab*tball
Basketball, on the whole, was rather disappointing this
season. Two teams, senior and intermediate, were formed
and the first was, as usual, entered in the league, which, however, broke up before the close of the season. Out of six
games played with Normal each side won 3, while we were
defeated by the High School and both our teams lost at Victoria.
Probably the best game of the season played by the first
team was that at New Westminster against Columbian College.
Our fellows showed there what they can do if they really try.
The opposing team was a splendid one, very fast, and superior
in weight, but McGill, by superior speed and splendid team
play, defeated them most decisively. The game was exciting
from the first moment right to the end.
A new departure in basketball this year was the trip to
Milner, B. C, on February 12th. The result of the game was
McGill, 38—Milner, 16. The Milner basketball players seem
to be good sportsmen and we hope that the trip will be repeated.
Page One Hundred and Twenty c There are a few games still to be played and we hope that
the team will continue to improve as it has been doing for the
past month. There is no lack of first class basketball players
and they ought to make a good showing. The final match of
the season was the return game with McGill, Victoria, in the
Vancouver Y.M.C.A., on March 5th. The teams both shewed
great improvement since their former match, and after a very
even contest, Le Messurier succeeded in pulling McGill Vancouver into the front place in the last three minutes. The final
score was 22—18.
3r* ij0rfe*g
Early this season a few hockey players set to work to organize ice hockey in McGill. It had been played in the two
preceding years but this is the first year it has been of any
great importance. A team was organized and entered in the
intermediate city league, consisting of the "Towers," "Arena
Vies.," and "McGill." The series is not yet finished but McGill stands well in the league. A junior team has also played
several games, notably against New Westminster High School
and Vancouver Normal, losing the former 4—1, and winning
the latter.
As a young and very important department of athletics,
hockey deserves our heartiest support and encouragement; and
credit is especially due to those who have made such a good
Perhaps the best game of the season was that against Columbian College at New Westminster. The ice was in good
condition, the playing fast and the teams well matched. In
the first period, Columbian scored three goals, all from close
in, and Lett stopped several others that looked like sure ones.
Columbian played a strong defense game and their goal keeper
was wide-awake all the time so that McGill was able to score
only once in spite of the dashing rushes of Third, McRae and
In the second period, the McGill defence tightened up and
Columbian could not get near our net. The puck was all over
the ice, now in the McGill territory, now in Columbian. Both
sides worked like heroes and the spectators were treated to
some really brilliant playing. The period ended with the
teams tied three all.
When they came on the ice again with only 10 minutes to
play, both sides were out for gore; but McGill had the play
Page One Hundred and Twenty-two during the greater part of the period. The Columbians tried
desperately to get down but in vain; they were outclassed and
outskated and their net was found three times, leaving the final
score 6—3.
Silt* Htttnrta SIrtp
AS usual the big athletic event of the fall term was the
Victoria Trip. A noisier, bigger bunch than ever before responded to the call and in addition to the several
thousand (?) rooters (well, it sounded like it) there were 2
rugby teams, 2 basketball and an ice hockey team. When we
weren't looking for submarines or the Leipzig, we listened to
Hatch's "Cowboy" piano playing or Bagley's inspired singing.
Soon we drifted into the City of the Dead towards sun down
and, putting our well practised songs and yells into commission, we made our presence known and proceeded to welcome
ourselves in the McGill way. When we had dined and wined
we executed skilful manoeuvres in the direction of the various
shows, alleys, cabarets, etc., and after delighting the staring
people with our "Tipperary," etc., we said goodnight and began the usual midnight orgies—a night in a Victoria Hotel.
For the benefit of the uninitiated let us explain that it means
"pajama parades," wet towel battles, pillow fights, blood curdling yells, and annoying the landlord and his hosts.
On "the morning after," our Intermediate Rugby team
cast terror into the hearts of their opponents, played well, and
defeated High School 6—0.
The afternoon game between our seniors and James Bay
was a great battle from start to finish, and ended in a scoreless
draw. As a team we have never performed better and by fast
clever play gained the respect of our opponents and a fine
write-up in the Victoria paper.
Playing against a team picked from the Victoria City
league our hockey seven more than held their own and came
out on the long end of 4—3 score. War-horse Fraser and
McRae had much to do with this victory which ended the
afternoon's competition.
At night both our basketball teams ran up against very
strong aggregations and though playing against odds, were
only defeated after tough battles.
Of how we found our way back to the boat and of the trip
back we have little to say. It's a matter of private interest to
many, but we all arrived home and that's something in these
Page One Hundred and Twenty-three (Stria' Atljl*tira
AT the beginning of the year the outlook in Girls' Athletics
was anything but promising. True, they had organized
with Mr.. Robertson as Honorary President, Florence
Chapin as Alma Mater Representative and Basket-ball captain, and Vera Muddell as Hockey captain. Here, however,
matters seemed likely to remain. Owing to lack of supporters
the hockey soon went into liquidation, while the Basket-ball
girls were afraid to enter the league,.and only did so under
pressure from the coaches.    The result?    Success.
Undoubtedly, the main cause of this success has been the
excellent training received from Mr. Southcott, the most
modest person at McGill, and Mr. Mathers (whose strides the
girls do find rather hard to imitate.) The coaches have worked
in unison, taking personal interest in the girls, who have given
them every encouragement.
They made their debut on November 3rd, with only a
couple of weeks' practice, by defeating High 6—0; and on the
same day—an event hitherto unprecedented in McGill annals
—they overcame Normal, 9—8. On November 24th and
December 5th, however, High and Normal were winners by
13—11 and 8—5 respectively. The game of December 8th,
when our girls defeated Britannia 8—5, ended the work of
Since Christmas, five games have been played. On January 16th, the McGill girls defeated the D. C. H. girls of New
Westminster by 8—3, but on January 30th, and again on
March 2nd; were defeated by Normal 10—5 and 13—10.
However, on March 6th and 13th, they were victorious over
Victoria and Milner by 14—1 and 23—4. These scores speak
for themselves as to the efficient work done.
With r.egard to the First Team girls:—
Florence Chapin, captain and athletic representative, plays
a good aggressive guard game, holding her check down to a
minimum score.
Bonnie Clement has made a rapid rise in Basket-ball. Without previous experience she took the position of forward on
the team.   She has speed and a good running shot.
Grace Smith has scored over half the points made by the
team, and plays a good, steady, unselfish forward game.
Hazel McNeil (Mickey), as centre is a splendid all-round
player. She can handle the ball, is a good shot, and has a
combination instinct.
Page One Hundred and Twenty-four GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM.
First Row—V. Martin, B. Clement, G. Smith.
Second Row—N. Coy, F. Chapin, H. McNeil.
Page One Hundred and Twenty-five Norah Coy, although hampered by the German inroad on
her time, plays an aggressive game with good shooting and
combination when her position as guard permits.
Viva Martin also has made a great stride in basket-ball.
She is a power on the defence, steady and reliable.
A great part of the success of this team has been due to
the way in which the second team has turned out to practise.
Through perseverance the girls have shewn much improvement. Marjory Fallowes, Lena Bodie and Grace Henderson
deserve special mention.
On the whole, then, McGill has every reason to be proud of
its Girls' Athletics.
A laak*t-lall Prarttr*
A curious-minded person once entered a ramshackle building on Laurel Street, to learn the cause of the tumult inside.
There, in a great bare room, eight girls and two unprotected
but officious boys were running madly about after a large ball.
The greatest excitement prevailed. A petite damsel seized the
ball, only to have a Bonnie lassie bear down upon her with a
force that Bodied ill, wrest from her grasp, and then hurl it
again a Coy looking blonde. She in turn passed it in a southerly direction. But in its flight the inflated piece of leather
was Gracefully intercepted by one who fell headlong and was
almost a-Smith-ciated by an opponent who tumbled over her.
Meanwhile the ball had been snatched from the Muddell by
Viva, who then attempted to run down the youthful Percival.
Her brain, however, was so be-Ford-ed that she only succeeded in mussing his pompadour, and a pained expression flitted
across his juvenile countenance as she tenderly stroked it back
into place. Suddenly Mickey rushed in, seized the ball and
scored. The players collapsed; all interest subsided, and the
curious one retired.
4Hr<Ml Stenma OIlub
ALONG-AWAITED move has at last been made, and we
now have at length formed a McGill Tennis Club. The
following officers were elected at the first meeting on
March 31st, 1915: President, C. Miller; Secretary-Treasurer,
Helen White; Committee—May McCrimmon, W. Coates and
H. Manzer. The faculty is endeavoring to make arrangements
whereby we can have courts on the college grounds. If this
is impossible, city courts will be applied for. Much enthusiasm
is shown, and this, our latest athletic organization, may very
probably prove one of our most thriving.
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"The student has here written about the novelty of the
sun-rise.    I suppose it is novel to most of you."
''Chaucer's genius lay in his ability to find interest in the
ordinary things of life. Now he, looking over this class (Arts
'17), would no doubt find much to interest liim, while the ordinary observer sees naught but the commonplace."
"There are three pages to this essay and I can't discover
what it's about. Of course, there may be some deep-seated
reason for keeping it a secret."
"The fickleness of women—that is an inexhaustible subject."
Prof. Henry:—"There has been much discussion as to the
setting of the 'Eve of St. Agnes'—whether in Scotland, Italy
or Spain. Some critics claim that since the hero 'crossed the
moors' it was Scotland."
Miss Story:—"But were there not Moors in Spain, too?"
And then Prof. Robertson says we know nothing of Spain.
Prof.   Henry:—in   freshette  Eng.   class,   "Mary   followed
Edward VI., and who followed Mary?"
Miss Munday—"Her little lamb, sir."
Prof. Henry, having stood for some time a bumping noise,
coining evidently from Arts '16 class-room. "Mr. Walkinshaw, will you go up and see what the noise is?" The latter
departed and on his return—"Well, what is going on?"
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'kBuilt for  Wear, Style and  Comfort" Mr. W.—Nothing, sir.    Just Mr. Robertson's lecture."
Prof. Henry—"What a heavy lecture he must be having!"
Prof. Logan—The key to the extract I am going to translate is' "donkey-driver." Now, commence, 'Primus occurrisset
juberet, assinarium	
S. Scott—suddenly waking up—Proper name, sir?
Prof. Logan—That all depends.
Prof. L—: In this sentence 'Surely you do not expect to
see him again?'   Would you expect answer, 'No' or 'yes.'
Miss Peck—I would expect the answer 'yes.'
Prof, L—: Think now, 'Surely you do not etc'
Miss Peck: "Yes."
Prof. L. (resignedly)—"Well, I suppose it would all depend on the circumstances of the 'case.'
Miss Suggitt—I put my exercise in your box early this
morning.    I didn't know when you collected.
Prof. L.—I'm sorry, but the last collection is Wednesday
p.m.   After that you must come direct to the Post Office.
Remarks by Prof. Robertson:
"The essential feature of a lullabye is to have an abundance
of assonance and iteration. You may not appreciate it now.
but some day you'll thank me. It's worth giving you the tip, at
any rate. For myself, I've found Horace's Odes invaluable."
(I guess he spoke truly for his young hopeful says, "Daddy
doesn't sing, he just says queer noises.")
"The most serious thing we have to do now-a-days at night
is to wind the cat and put the clock in the basement, isn't
that right, Willard?"
After Arts '17 had loudly applauded one of his flights of
rhetoric. "I wish your appreciation were a little more deeply
seated, and not all in your extremities."
"The other day I asked my little daughter why she called
her cat Kitchener, and she said, "Because she lives in the kitchen."
Prof. R.—to old-timer of Vancouver—You've been here a
long time, haven't you?
O. T.—"Yes, I've grown right up with the place. Why,"
waving his hand patronizingly to the mountains, "when I came
here, those were just little bits of hills."
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(1) There are five continents, a, e, i, o, u.
(2) The Home office in England is where they make the
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(3) St. Andrew is the patent saint of Scotland, and the
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(4) The tides are caused by the sun drawing the water
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(5)    An oyster is a fish built like a nut.
Prof. R.—I fear your religion is all in your feet.
Third—Yes, all in our soles.
Prof. R.—to boy who has just opened the window—Well,
sir, you seem fond of fresh air."
Student—"Yes, sir, I always sleep with my window open."
Prof.  R.—I can think of nothing pleasanter than to  sit
down with a book of Virgil and—"
Manzer—"—A crib!"
Remarks by Prof. Henderson:
"No, we are not speaking of constitutional lightness of head
which is so common to some people."
"Interest is a kind of love." Shortly after this Robertson
was heard to remark to Miss H—: "Every year I feel more
interest in you girls."
"Make me thy lyre."—Rather a brazen statement for the
Bible Study leader.
"The philosophy of common sense has ceased to be the
Scottish philosophy."
Prof. H—son: "A Robinson Crusoe existence is not natural."
D. Smith— "Them's my sentiments."
It was at the First Aid class. Dr. Broe bad just finished
painstakingly explaining how a first aid student would treat a
fractured hip.
Dr. Broe: "Now, what is the first thing you would do?"
Miss M. Mounce: "Send for a doctor."
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The Fresher One: "Xow. what do you suppose that
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The Not-so-Fresh: "Why, silly, it just means we aren't to
dress up."   The above is gen-uine!
Co-ed: "I don't see how those players ever get clean."
Freshman: "Well, you see, that's what the scrub team is
Fair Co-ed: "I had an awful fall yesterday."
Companion: "Oh ! how did it happen ?"
F. C.: "You see. I was listening to Coates sing, hanging
on to every note.    He was away up high and—"
Companion: "Well?"
F. C.: "And suddenly his voice broke."
Prof. Robinson, in math, class: "Who made that noise ?"
Miss Orr: "T did, I just dropped a perpendicular."
Prof. Robinson (announcing Mr. Celle's first class math,
mark) : "How did it happen your brain worked right, Mr.
Prof. R.—"Well, Mr. Buchanan, your brain isn't subtle,
but its worth something to be simple-minded."
Miss Muddell—to Russell who is poring over an Encyclopaedia in the library—"What are you looking for?"
Miss M.—"My, what a big book in which to look for it!"
Prof. Henry—"In this stanza, what is meant by—   .
"The shades of night were falling fast" ?
Miss Mutrie—"The people were pulling down the blinds."
Are you Hungary?
Yes, Siam.
Well, I'll Fiji.
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Vancouver, B. C. Doubt had arisen over the Greek paper. It looked as if
two words were printed close together.
Prof. McNaughton—"No, the last word is just one word."
Clement, on pulling out his ancient time-piece—"Of course,
it has two hands—minute and second hand."
Lambert—"Mostly second hand, I guess."
Science men, where do we hear these?
"You'll pardon me, I hope, if I ashume."~Jordan.
"All right, now."—Doctor Davidson.
"I'll say it over again, if—" —Killam.
"Now, as engineers you'll need to know—"—Dutcher.
"Well, you'll just have to get that up for yourselves, and
it's important."—Kendall.
Why does a sculptor die a horrible death?
Because he makes faces and busts.
Mr. Dutcher (during materials of construction) : "The
steel bar is the best I know of for general purposes."
Ernie (absent-mindedly) : "How about the Vancouver—?"
Prof. Killam—"I've got a dog so intelligent that if I put
a piece of meat in front of him and tell him not to touch it he'll
leave it alone."
Hardy—"Gee, that's nothing. At our boarding-house,
even when you tell the cat to eat the fish she won't touch it."
Prof. Jordan (to sleeping class) : What is
log a-)-log u-|-log c equal to?"
No answer.
Prof. J.—helping—"Well, log a-j-log a u c—Mr. Letson?
Letson—waking up suddenly—"Yes, I see."
C.J.C.—matching nickles—"Let's play  for  fun(ds),  eh?"
H.F.L.—"No, I lost last time.   We'll play for refunds."
C. M. C—"Haw! Haw! Haw!  Very funny!"
Prof. Dutcher—"In welding by oxy-hydrogen process, two
tanks are required. One, a hydrogen tank, the other—Lord—
turn around please!"
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VANCOUVER, B. C. Letson—"I'm a bear at this stuff."
Clement—"Yes, your title should be, "bare of knowledge."'
When Mickey McL. lost one of his boots over in Victoria,
it was suggested that since he was so "handy" with his feet
he might wear a glove instead of making such a fuss.
Mr. Davidson—"I've found an amazing amount of antediluvian gullability existing amongst the Freshmen."
Miss McGuire to Wallace—"Are you a theologue?" The
latter, wishing to justify himself—
"Yes, some of them are all right you know."
"Certainly, I had an uncle once who was a theologue."
Prof. Chodat, having just met the freshmen class, and
speaking to Arts '16—"I never met a more innocent bunch of
lambs, and I want you to leave them so."
Come to the Physics Lab. some afternoon and hear the
breakers roar.
Prof. Chodat—"Your marks are low, and again you have
just passed."
Miss MacMillan—"Oh, I'm so glad! I just love a tight
Seen on Ladies' Bulletin Board:—
"Will the person who took the pennant marked Hill kindly
return to owner and get hers."
Johannson—to  Mathers greedily  consuming  ice-cream  at
the Valentine Party—"Your 5th dish, Mathers?"
Fred—"No, this is Miss Patterson's second."
Bagley had just joined the non-dancers at the Arts '16—
Sc. '17 party.
Miss Story—"Well, you're down amongst the saints tonight."
Bagley—"No! down amongst the dead men."
Prof. Chodal—"Translate, Berto, "I do not drink beer,"
and as the latter hesitated, "Well, then, translate T do drink
beer"—if you prefer that form."
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bill came to, Ralph?"
Bagley—warmly—"It came to me up at the house."
Mr. Smeaton—in logic hour—What kind of a dilemma
would you call this, sir? I was going home from school the
other night and I saw a man the worse of liquor hanging onto
a lamp post. He was saying, "If I let go, I'll fall, and if I
don't let go I'll never get home."
Considerable confusion in Arts '17 has arisen over the fact
that two of the ladies have changed Coates.
Miss McCrimmon—taking leave of Prof. Henry at end of
term—"Goodbye, Professor, I shall not forget you. I am
indebted to you for all I know."
Prof. Henry—"Oh, I beg of you, don't mention such a
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(1) "The Brass of Some People!" by the author of "The
Wealth of Nations."
(2) "Turkey," by A. Carver, with numerous plates.
(3) "Arctic Fisheries," by the Prince of Whales, translated from the Finnish by Dr. Wynter.    Illustrated by Frost.
(4) Key to "Lccke on the Understanding," by Ben Bolt.
(5) "Bred to Mischief," or "The Career of a Loafer," a
Cereal (serial) story by Sir Sam'l Baker, with preface by the
author of "Yeast."
(6)    "Despotism   Exploded,"    or   "Dynamite  vs.   Divine
Right," a Nihilist Report.    Russian leather.
Dog's motto—Bite is right.!
Nihilist motto—You be blowed up!
Soap box orator's motto—Let us bray!
Virginia creepers—Rattlesnakes.
To get teeth inserted gratis—Offend a bulldog.
Page One Hundred and Forty-one It/TT' we have pleased you with our photographs, Mr.
(and Miss) Student. We have tried hard to do so,
H \JmTCj    an<^ trust you will not be ashamed to show any
photographs WE   have taken of you to anyone.
•J We thank you   for   your   business   and hope
to see you again.
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Can a man whose coat is torn up the back be said to be
behind-hand with his rent?
Is the tide of political opinion in Russia a rising of the
Is the mermaid a diving belle when she is wringing wet?
By Debby—"Will there be any stars in my crown?"
Is a man who cuts off another man's nose bound to keep
the piece?
Was a Roman Augur a great bore?
Why are the woods of the Amazon called Virgin Forests?
(Because they have never been axed.)
Miss Greggor: "Now, we're all dying to know how old
you are.   Just tell me."
Maclvor—"It is an odd question, but as you ask, I don't
mind telling you. If I live until next year I shall be—devilish
Prof. Chodat—"I want to send something, not intrinsically
valuable, but interesting because it is rare."
Confidante—"That's easy.   Send a lock of your hair."
Victoria disturber of the peace at the game—"I am from
McGill Marshall—as he towed him off—"That may account for, but does not excuse your conduct."
®tfp 3flat>»?r
Editorial (from maiden number of Flapper)-—
For all those who are not acquainted with the "Flapper,"
it is the official organ of Arts '16. It flapps during Jimmie's
hour just as gold glitters and diamond dyes; yea, to prevent
the Flapper flapping, is to wring your own neck. For just
as the rose is red and smells sweetly, so the Flapper must
flap.    If it rubs you, remember that you probably need it."
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(Prof. Henderson reading difficult passage from McKenzie) :
Lett: Where is he?
Dawe—Who ?
Prof. Henderson—Spenser said the last word on many
important subjects.   What's that?—No! He was not married!
"A line is that which has length and no breadth." Look at
Maxwell and draw your own conclusions.
The following extract, together with a number of other
more or less impassioned ones, was found in the desk of a certain youth of Arts '16 :
"Oh! lovely Burnie, my heart has spoke.
Gosh, I love you, holy smoke!
By hemlock, sweetie! my heart is broke,
A smile, I pray thee, ere I croak.
To quote Prof. Robertson on the subject, "Heaven help
the man who doesn't write poetry when he's in love!"
Lett to Dawe: "Oh, Bill, don't you think Scott looks like
a colonel?  (kernel)
Dawe: "Oh yes, he's quite a nut.
Scott: "That's a shell-ow joke."
Lett: "A pretty husky one."
The Theologue number of the Flapper "A holy mess."
Dr. Broe—in first aid class—"We'll have a 15 minute test
next day, and then take "Poison."
It has been said that puns are the lowest forms of wit, but
we really cannot resist this:
Prof. Robinson—"(a+l)X may be expounded by the
mathematical principle."
Prof. Henderson—reading a dilemma—" 'If she sink or if
she swim, there is an end to her.' I suppose the writer was
referring to a German ship."
A city child was watching with interest the farmer's wife
plucking a chicken in the late afternoon.
"Please, mum," he asked, "Do you take off their clothes
every night?"
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—Bus. Mgr. "Doc." McKechnie to "Doc." Mills (discussing their future careers) : "I'll be a far greater man than you; a judge can
only say, 'You be hanged,' while a bishop can say, 'You be
damned.' "
Mills: "Yes, but if a judge says, 'You be hanged,' you are
Science men: Hard-handed men that never labored in their
minds till now.
C.O.T.C.: Chorus of Freshettes—Sirs, you have borne
you well, and overthrown more than you know.
Robertson: O, these are barren tasks, too hard to keep;
not to see ladies, study, fast, not sleep.
Scott: O, I smell false Latin.
L. F. Robertson: Most military sir, salutation!
R. Miller: He draws out the thread of his verbosity, finer
than the staple of his argument.
Maxwell: From the earth thou springest.
Manzer:   Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of spring,
Your winter garment of repentence fling!
Miss McCrimmon: For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.
Miss Paterson: I chatter, chatter as I flow.
Hokkyo, etc.: A goodly man with a fearsome name.
Heard at Special Service for Students:
Mr. Dawe: "And if any spark of grace has been kindled
by these exercises, oh, we pray thee, water that spark."
Prof. Henderson (in ethics) : What is faith?
Miss Vermilyea: Faith is the faculty by which we are enabled to believe that which we know is not true.
Indian civilian asked his shikarry, or sporting servant, what
kind of sport his guest had had.
"Oh, the young Sahib shot divinely, but God was very
merciful to the birds."
"Miss McDonald, what would you do for a cold in the
"I should put him to bed, give him a hot drink, and sit by
him until he was better."
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Head Office: TORONTO One's conversation is apt to become tainted with expressions culled from one's occupation. The editor-in-chief of the
Annual, when giving his seat to a lady in a jitney the other
day, was heard to remark that he was making room for more
interesting material.
Prof. Henry—lecturing on Andrea de Sarto—"Andrea was
a far better man than his wife."
Prof. Chcdat—fixing seating accommodations in 2nd year
French class—"Mr. Abercrombie, whom were you sitting with
last day?"
Abercrombie—blushing furiously—"I—I've really forgotten, sir."
Smith and she were spending their honeymoon in a large
hotel. After a short absence, she returns and knocks at what
she thinks is their door.
She: "Are you there, honey mine?"
No answer.    And again, "Are you there, honey darling?"
Raucous masculine voice—"Madame, this is a bath-room,
not a bee-hive."
The editor begs to apologize to Miss McGr.ire for removing her name from a certain passage of the College Will, it
was only at the earnest request of Mr. DesBrisay himself that
the passage was altered to the way in which it now stands.
Mr. W2 was most indignant after the appearance in the
"Flapper" of a scurrilous rhyme, the general purport of which
was the utter indifference of Miss B2 to his charms. When
interviewed by our reporter, he indignantly said: "It was not
only too personal, and punk verse, but worst of all, it was an
utter falsehood—she adores me."
"The early bird catches the worm." Miss MacDonald and
Mr. LeMessurier will appreciate the significance of this proverb when they call to mind Mr. R. Creery and his interception
of the morning mail. Ink-wells never were intended for billets-doux, anyway.
Telford's lament:
Since I am so quickly done for,
I wonder what I was begun for.
Page One Hundred and  Forty-nine NIGHT SCHOOLS
Evening Art and Technical Classes under the direction of the
Vancouver Board of School Trustees.
Continuation Classes in Elementary English and Arithmetic, etc.
Art Courses
Home Arts
Special courses for stenographers.
Special courses for accountants.
Fully equipped laboratories for the study of
Electrical and  Steam  Engineering.
.The  courses   cover   Mathematics,   Mechanics,
Theory and Practice of Steam and Electrical
Engineering  and   Machine   Construction   and
Carpentry and Joinery Workshop Arithmetic and Practical Mathematics. Structural
Engineering. Sheet Metal Working, Building Construction, Estimating etc.
Properly graded courses in Freehand Drawing, Drawing from the Antique and from life,
Painting in Monochrome and Summer
Courses in Watercolour and Oil Painting.
Designing for Poster and Advertisement
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Wet and Fire Assaying taught in new laboratory, fully equipped. Practical and Theoretical Chemistry courses.
Dressmaking, Millinery, Cooking, Baking and
Music     Voice Production      Literature      French
For full particulars of classes and time-tables, see Prospectus to be issued early in September, 1915.
Classes commence October 1st. Session ends March 31st,
1916. Students desiring information or advice as to courses
of study should consult
MR. G. A. LAING, Director of Night Classes
School Board Offices.


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