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The Thirteenth Annual of The University of British Columbia 1928

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■■■■■■ The
Thirteenth Annual
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rf}?rtalt?a tag?tff?r, The Totem
The University of British Columbia
HPHE record of our activities during the past year, as it is represented
in this "Totem," is at best very inadequate. Within the limits of
a work of this nature, we cannot hope to portray fully the varied aspects
of the life of our University. We frankly acknowledge our limitations,
however, and it is therefore without apology that we present this summary
of the more obvious achievements of the past year. We intend it to
be, and we hope it will be, recognised as a symbol of an inward develop'
ment implied in the outward changes, a development the nature of which
cannot be recorded, but which is, nevertheless, the true indication of
the progress we have made.
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The Class History of Arts '28
■DOUR short years ago, when Arts '28
■*■ was in its infancy, the University spent
its last year in the old buildings at Fairview.
Since that time almost as many changes
have taken place in Arts '28 as in the
University itself, but the characteristic
spirit of the class, which was displayed
soon after initiation, has been maintained.
From the begin'
ning of its career,
Arts '28 has been
fully represented
in every branch
of college activity.
As Freshmen,
several members
of the year played
on the Senior
Rugby and Basketball teams; and
Jean Tolmie
brought honour to
the class by being
the only Freshette
chosen for the
International De-
bate of the year.
The women also
won the shield
for inter-class de-
bating, an achievement never before
accomplished by a
Freshette team.
In its Sophomore year, Arts
'28 gained an even
more brilliant reputation, particularly in debating. The women retained
the inter-class shield, and Jean Tolmie and
Kathleen Baird represented the University
against the College of Puget Sound. Leslie
Brown helped to bring victory to U.B.C.
in the debate against Saskatchewan. On
the Publications Board, '28 was represented
by George Davidson, Harold McWilliams,
Frank Pilkington, Kathleen Baird and
Jean Tolmie. In the field of athletics,
Doris Woods won the track championship;
Marjorie Greig won the ladies' singles in
the tennis tournament, and Howard Eaton
and Edmund Maclnnes distinguished themselves on the McKechnie Cup Rugby team.
In musical and dramatic activities, Arts '28
was also fully represented.
With many
laurels on its brow,
Arts '28 thus
reached its Junior
year. With its
first opportunity
of holding Council
positions, the class
established a
record, being re-
presented by
Kathleen Baird,
Harold McWilliams, Leslie
Brown and Francis
Butler. William
Taylor and Vernon Hill represented the class on
the Literary and
Scientific executive, and Frank
Pilkington and
Alice Weaver led
the Men's and
Women's Literary
Societies. The
Board claimed
George Davidson, Frank Pilkington and
Jean Tolmie, Miss Tolmie being editor of
the 1927 Totem. The class was represented on the Players' Club executive by
Philip Elliott and Gwen. Musgrave, but, as
in the previous years, the most outstanding
successes were achieved in debates. Jean
Tolmie and Alice Weaver represented the
(Continued on Page Forty-Eight)
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Kay distinguished herself in her Freshman year
by her success in the tryouts for the Players' Club.
While at college, she has held faithfully to an Arts
course; but, notwithstanding the fact that Kay has
been struggling under the weight of four courses in
English during her Senior year, she has still found
time for badminton and parties. During her university
career she has successfully convened several committees
for the plays. Another of her claims to fame is her
unusual faculty of always arriving on time for nine
o'clock lectures.
This infant prodigy (six feet two in his socks) is
one of our leading Maths, honours students, being
president of the Mathematics Club. During the
summer his time is divided between tennis and guiding
the destiny of the B.C.E.R. Company in the role of
chief meter-reader. He is a soccer player of repute,
being full-back on the First team. He has studied
extensively, in his spare time, the laws governing the
action of three ivory balls on a green baije table.
During Kay's college career she has held many
executive positions. She was literary representative
of Arts '28 in her first year and vice-president of the
•class in her second. As a Junior, she was the secretary
of the Alma Mater Society. Besides these duties, she
has found time to be interested in debating, both
international and inter-class. She has been associate
editor of the "Ubyssey," and throughout her four
years has been interested in the Musical Society.
She was vice-president of the Club as a Sophomore,
and for three years has had one of the principal parts
in the annual Spring concert. In short, Kay is the
ideal, all-round student.
Takes bets every year at ten to one on his exams.,
and wins. He has only lost one long shot in his
college career. Lost that one by a neck. Studies
regularly two weeks out of every term. This year
he plans to study three for a specially high average.
Worked on the business staff of the "Ubyssey" in his
second year, and since then has divided his time between
supporting college activities and sporting attractive
co-eds. Not going to Harvard, and will be two years
ahead of Don. in their race for a million. Good luck,
Tom !
Since coming to the University, Irene has revelled
in English courses of all varieties. At present her
chief delight is English 9, with English 13 and Ethics
sharing honours as a close second. After graduation
she intends to devote her whole time and attention
to Expression and Dramatic Art. Her tremendous
enthusiasm for her chosen calling makes her a willing
and interested member of the Little Theatre. If she
continues as she has begun, there will be no need to
wish Irene success.
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Ethel's cheerful disposition and unfailing good
nature have made her a popular member of Arts '28.
Her fondness for languages is evidenced by the numerous
courses she has taken in Latin, German and French,
and by her attendance at the meetings of L'Alouette.
Ethel is a very enthusiastic member of the Outdoors
Club, and always finds time for a week-end climb
up Grouse Mountain. She intends to join us in
Education next year, and as a teacher we wish her
success and happiness.
A careful examination of this name will reveal to
an astute mind the ancestral origin of those qualities
of sobriety and carefulness, and of that capacity for
honest work, traditionally ascribed to the Scottish
people. The intensive study of French and English
literature has left Bruce no time for soccer since his
Sophomore year, but it has not kept him from being
a singing member of the Musical Society, a thinking
member of the S.C.M., and a hard-working group
leader in L'Alouette.
Flora joined the class in its Sophomore year. From
Edmonton University she brought a complex for
work, which explains her seal for Economics, and also
why she leaves the University as one of the youngest
grads. of '28. Since coming here her winning personality has gained for her a host of friends, and, in spite
of the numerous Ec. courses, Flora still finds time to
enjoy life to the full. Summer usually finds her in
the Sunny South among her many outside interests.
Seated at a library table surrounded by many books,
his wavy hair slightly rumpled, and a look of profound
thought upon his brow, he is to be seen every day.
And it is no wonder, for in addition to an honour
course in French, he carries several extra units. Though
Arthur is a serious student, he is a most congenial
companion in leisure hours. As a member of L'Alouette,
he has delighted the club by his dramatic ability, and,
as its conscientious and hard-working president, has
largely contributed to its success.
Helen is familiarly known to her many friends as
"Teddy," and the wonderful combination of her auburn-
colored hair and eyes helps to enhance this name.
Besides working on the executive of the Studio Club
for two years, she was a member of the Players' Club
in her Junior year, and a member of the Musical Society
and of the Studio Club in her Senior year. After
she has obtained her degree in Arts, Teddy's ambitions
will be turned to music, where she is working for
her A.T.C.M.
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Beth, is one of our stars in Economics, where she
generally gets a first; and Government, where she has
the distinction of being the only girl in the class.
She has taken part in the class debates for three years
and has helped to win the shield for Arts '28. Beth,
is also a member of the Historical Society, and, as
her contribution towards athletics, played on the
Senior "B" Basketball team. We are sure she will
bring great credit to her Varsity. The best of luck,
"Hey, what the bald-headed lightning!!" introduces
Harold. A double-course man, he joined Sc. '29 after
two years at Victoria College. While at Victoria,
Harold was on the "Annual" Board and also took
an active part in debating. He is a former treasurer
of Sc. '29, and is also a singer of note, being a member
of his class quartette and of the Musical Society.
Harold hopes to become an Electrical Engineer; but,
at the same time, appears to have a penchant for
Bacteriology.    Frankly, we don't blame him.
"Blessed are the pure in heart,  for  they can
get away with anything."
Wherever you see Mary she is concocting some
scheme or helping some poor soul in need. As vice-
president of the class during our Junior and Senior
years, she has certainly proved her ability both as an
organizer and as the possessor of originality. Two
faculties are hers, the one for making friends, the other
for plain speaking on all occasions. In addition to
her other activities, she is a member of the Historical
Bill is a native of Victoria, where he spent the first
two years of his college life. On his arrival here
he became a member of Sc. '29, with aspirations towards
a double course. He is generally to be found in the
Chem. 5 Lab., apparently having intentions of becoming
a Chemical Engineer. Bill's interests are not, however,
wholly scientific, as he is a prominent tenor in the
Musical Society and the famous Sc. '29 quartette.
This last being praise enough for any man, we say
Although this is Emma's first appearance at the
winter session, she has already spent two summers
here as a popular member of the Victoria contingent.
To win a way into her good graces, it is only necessary
to proclaim one's self a sometime resident of the Capital
City. Though her home is at Salmon Arm, she has
become an ardent supporter of the city of her adoption,
of whose college she is a graduate, and of whose teaching
staff she is a member. While at Varsity, Emma's
amasing patience with her heavy course has won her
renown among the fortunate people with whom she
has come in contact.
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"Her eye was large and dark,
Suppressing half its fire
Until she spoke."
Anita is worldly wise.    She's been to New York,
and it was there that she acquired those attractive
mannerisms.    She's temperamental, and exceptionally
talented,  too.    During her Junior year she was a
prominent member of the Musical Society, where her
ability both as a pianist and singer were appreciated.
During her four years here, Anita has made a host
of friends by her frank and congenial manner.    Her
ready smile, her willingness to oblige, and her ability
to entertain, have endeared her to all of us.
Bill Bride the social light the inveterate prom,
hound. Nonchalance, curly hair, infectious smile,
hollow-rimmed specs and all—the collegiate youth
par excellence! His slogan: "Education at all costs,
but lectures never." Ec. and History have no fears
for him, but whence came such knowledge? Certainly
not in lectures- his pet aversion; not at the library—
business first with Bill; and quite positively not at
night—so there he is! Quite capable of holding his
own anywhere.    May his shadow never grow less!
Ever since Margaret came to college she has figured
in the Players' Club and has more than excelled herself
in the Badminton Club, winning in her Junior year
the ladies' singles and the mixed doubles in the tournament. This year she has held the very responsible
position of secretary to the Players' Club, and is
filling her office extremely well. In Margaret's Freshman and Sophomore years, she was much interested
in Chemistry and other weird subjects, but in her
last two years she has switched to French, English
and Economics.
Leslie is really an Arts '27 man, but teaching lured
him away from us for a year. While with us he has
been both popular and active, for, when not making
Shakespeare his bosom friend, by means of an honour
course in English, this curly-headed youth fulfils his
duties as solo violinist of the University orchestra,
as president of the Studio Club, or as a helpful member
of the Letters Club. Tennis claims some of his time,
and it is whispered that Leslie was our provincial
junior champion in 1924.
During her university life, Dot has shown herself to
be a genial, happy-go-lucky, sympathetic student. She
has an unlimited capacity for work, but doesn't let
her academic major interfere with her attendance at
all social functions. Her ambitions vary from that
of stage-dancer and school teacher to newspaper
reporter and private secretary to Henry Ford. We
know that she'll attack any one with characteristic
thoroughness and determination.
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This convent maid has the reputation of being
studious and quiet. To her friends, however, she is
studious but not so quiet, for in her brown eyes lies
the imp of laughter, showing her to be the possessor
of that supreme gift of the gods—a sense of humor.
Isobel is a member of the French Club. Doubtless,
it was at the convent that she acquired her taste for
French and English, as well as her ability to write
good essays in a "fine hand."
Everett received his public school training on the
Prairies. He passed his entrance to high school with
honours. Shortly afterwards his family came to B.C.
and settled in Victoria, where he finished his high
school course and entered the Victoria College, coming
to U.B.C. in his third year. His final year finds him
interested in Chemistry and Economics. His open-air
interests centre about fast driving. Everett's friends
find in him a courteous and willing partner in work
or play.
"Multum in parvo."
E- ngaging
Margaret is vice-president of both the Classics
Club and L'Alouette, and the language representative
on the Lit. and Scientific. Her only weaknesses are
a passionate fondness for profs., rugby, and the inevitable chocolate bars.
A college man not found in "College Humor."
With the natural abilities which make men leaders,
Les. came to get an education—and he got one. From
class president to president of the Alma Mater Society,
he has led the way. His interests are as varied as
his jokes—and he really knows some interesting
stories. The Players' Club starred him in kilts—
he has thrived on college activities ever since. He
can debate, orate, and anticipate. Favorite expression,
"All in favor? Passed unanimously." Interested in
all sports, especially tennis.    Favorite song, "O,  I
wish I had someone to " but it hasn't been heard
for two years.
"A friend in need is a friend indeed."
Mary spends most of her spare time helping other
people, an occupation that she follows with the
utmost good humour. In addition to this sweet
disposition, she has a wonderful complexion and the
loveliest brown eyes in the world. Mary is the
invaluable reporter of L'Alouette, but shows a decided
tendency to forsake French classics for the lure of
English journalism.
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Although Margaret is one of the younger members
of our class, she aspires to combined honors in French
and Latin. She is the chief warbler in L'Alouette
and the pride of the French department. She regularly
attends the Classics Club and delivers edifying papers
on appalling subjects. To shorten the long hours in
the stacks, she has been known to succumb to a common
human failing and to consume sinful quantities of
chocolate bars. Margaret intends to wield the pedagogical rod somewhere in the wilds of B.C., a worthy
aim, in which we know she will be completely successful.
Bill's college life has been a well-rounded one. An
honours course in Mathematics is no sinecure, yet
success here has in no way excluded other interests.
Vice-president of the Track Club, he takes an active
part in the meets; at tennis, he is a familiar figure on
the courts; and as a swimmer, he blazed the trail in
mid-winter bathing. Of unfailing optimism and of
a high character, Bill has become very popular in all
spheres of University life.
When Vicky came to us from Victoria in her third
year, she impressed us with her quiet dignity and
seriousness. But we who learned to know her better
found her under this pose, mischievous, gleeful and
vivacious. A merciless tease, but a loyal friend.
She is gifted with a keen sense of humor and can
look at life from the funny side. From her Quaker
ancestors she has inherited her passion for white
collars and cuffs. Pensive and cheerful, stubborn
and ironical is this paradoxical member of Arts '28.
Buck, is one of the quiet, unobtrusive men of Arts '28,
but is exceedingly active when away from the atmosphere of lectures. He is a man of determined
character, and his convictions concerning university
ideals are not easily changed. His democratic outlook, joviality and keen sense of humor will always
keep him one of the boys, no matter how high he
climbs in the business world.
"You little devil, you !"
During her four years with '28, Enid has become a
well-known and popular member of the class. Her
interest spreads over a wide range of subjects, of
which the most noticeable are dances and refreshments
on one hand, and Economics, Philosophy, and an
occasional Maths, course on the other. She is working
hard this year in preparation for Education, and then
a business course, after which she intends to teach
commercial school. In this ambitious career we wish
her the best of good luck and happiness.
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We know Mona only as a dignified upper years'
student, for she spent her Freshette days in Toronto
and took her Sophomore plunge in Victoria College.
Reserved, casual, sophisticated, determined, with a
soft little chuckle all her own, and a sense of humor
which few suspect, Mona stands out as unique and
individual. She commands respect and works with
a quiet perseverance which should bring its reward
in her prospective career as a teacher.
By a combination of hard work and good sense,
Russ. has earned for himself a reputation worthy of
the heartiest congratulations. He fills the position of
treasurer of the L.S.D., treasurer of the A.M.U.S.
and of more than one of the minor organizations.
Truly a treasure of treasurers. The fact is, Russell
and Economics get along very well together. For
the past three years he has represented his class in
the Arts '20 relay, while his exaggerations and modifications as class reporter have been very useful.
"Her blush is beautiful, but sometimes inconvenient."
Margie's four years at Varsity have been both
active and pleasant, and, since her trip to Scotland
last summer, her ways are all the more taking. She
has held the ladies' singles and doubles title for the
past two years, and, as vice-president of the Tennis
Club, has worked for the past year on the Women's
Athletic executive. A considerable portion of her time
has also been spent on the class executive as athletic
On the right is a picture of Mr. Ernest Boulton Bull,
a popular member of the University crowd. Mr.
Bull's social position and his ability as an all-round
student have made his name a byword for the type of
student this University is proud to graduate. Mr.
Bull's sporting character is well known. Ernest has
played rugby for three years—in his first year on the
Frosh Team, champions of B.C.; in his second, on
the Intermediate team; and in his third, on the Arts
In spite of the above handicap, Pat. is quite human.
From her home in Penticton, she came to Varsity as
a Sophomore, gaily embarked on a course of honours
in Mathematics in her Junior year, and finally decided
on English and Economics. Pat. is an active member
of the Outdoors Club, and swims and skates enthusiastically. Her greatest asset is a marvellous ability
for borrowing anything from anybody, and her aim
in life is to be something sometime.
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"It didn't matter if she burst,
She simply had to get there first!"
Yes, that's Nora ! In fact, it's the principal reason
why she has so much time for her many activities.
Nora is a prominent member of the Musical Society,
and has an enchanting voice, which she displayed
last year in the role of Azucena. Nora also has the
distinction of having been chosen to guide the destinies
of "L'Alouette" during its initial year. Besides this,
she simply revels in French honors. Ambition—
"Gay Paree !"
We'll never forget Elmer, nor his original theories
on such diverse subjects as: Morals; how to study—
and why, and if; women. And woe to the person
who disputes any of his theories, for they will be
defended by their author skilfully and at length.
He often sings in public, his favorite selection being
entitled "Roe-de-doe." Elmer's chief ability is that
of making friends. No, that's wrong. It is in making
his friends like doing whatever he wants them to do.
Isabel sailed from Victoria to join us in her third
year with a high scholastic standard, which she has
maintained throughout her two years here. She is
unique in never having taken an English course in her
third and fourth years, for she is specializing in
Mathematics. In this she invariably walks off with
honours. Isabel takes an enthusiastic interest in all
University activities. Outside of her studies, she has
played on the Senior "B" Basketball team, and on
this she has proved herself an excellent "sport."
Eugene is seldom seen in the Arts building or
Library since he has joined the select group of Chemistry
honours students. Interesting scientific discoveries are
his delight, and last year he proved conclusively that
when a bomb calorimeter explodes the particles have
a strong affinity for the ceiling. In spite of the work
that the Chemistry course entails, Eugene finds time
to act as advertising secretary for the S.C.F.S. and is
a member of the Chemistry Society. Next year we
may see him here again enrolled under the Education
Coming to us from Victoria College in third year,
Olive soon won many friends, for she is the happy
possessor of those qualities which make an ideal classmate. While always ready to enter light-heartedly
into our activities, to help out in skits, whether the
role be "Goliath" or "Little Sister Ann," Olive is a
Berious and conscientious student. English and
History claim most of her attention, but do not exclude
Psychology, nor the discussions of the Philosophy
Club, in which she takes a keen interest.
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"How sweet the looks that ladies bend
On whom their favours fall."
In the faculty of Arts she pursues her course with
persevering precision, and yet we think she really
shows an inclination towards Science. As vice-
president of the Varsity Outdoors Club, Gertrude
leads quite a strenuous life. She has a dream of some
day seeing all the members hiking in blue sweaters
with regulation crests. There are three things
Gertrude really dislikes, and they are rain (which,
nevertheless, helps that wave), Borland's cartons, and
class draws.
Harold has been with us for his Senior year, after
sixteen years' teaching experience in South Vancouver,
Prince Rupert and Esquimalt. Harold is an honour
graduate of the Vancouver Provincial School (1911),
an ex-basketball star of Vancouver and Victoria, an
original member of the "B. C. Company—196th
University Battalion," and a member of U.B.C.'s
Philosophy and Social Science Clubs. He is majoring
in Economics and Philosophy. As seen in the light
of his varied experiences, his graduating year is the
more interesting and real.
Dot is a member of Le Cercle Alouette. She is
especially fond of History and Philosophy. Her pet
hobby is accomplishing the greatest amount of work
in the least possible time. Originally coming to us
from Nelson, Dot has grown so attached to Vancouver
that she intends to make it her permanent home.
Needless to say, we are very glad that Dot is going
to remain with us, and we wish her the best of luck.
A popular member of his class, Sid's cheerful
disposition is not daunted even by numerous lectures
in Maths, and Physics. A chair in the library and
standing room at class parties, combined with good
luck in class draws, are among his assets. He finds
recreation in playing grass-hockey for Varsity, and
this year invaded Victoria along with his team. Sid.
doesn't believe in keeping his knowledge to himself,
so, after a year's training, will go forth to teach Maths.
to the rising generation,    May success be his !
Ruth comes from Prince George and is an enthusiastic
supporter of the northern climate, with its abundant
opportunities for hunting and skating. She is a good
all-round sport, her diversions ranging from mountain
climbing to bridge-playing. Ruth spends many of
her quieter hours in the library unravelling the mysteries
of English and Geology, and, strangely enough, often
writing letters. Exams, over, Ruth hurries north
for the holidays, and her unwillingness to return to
us speaks volumes for the attractions of the great
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"A pleasant nature lies behind her smiling face."
Jessie is noted for her cheerful disposition and her
curly hair. She joined us in her third year, coming
from Regina College, and since then has made many
friends. She is a noted member of the Classics Club,
being an adept at solving cross-word puzzles. Jessie's
futute ambition is to be a librarian, and to that end
she is taking a varied course, even including subjects
which are not "for credit." Her wide interest in
and knowledge of literature, combined with her pleasant
manner, point to success in her chosen career.
Al. first entered these precincts of learning as a
member of Arts '27. He saw fit later, however, to
join a better class, that of Arts '28. His activities
are many and varied, chiefly "tickling the ivories" and
playing basketball, having starred in the latter for two
years on the Intermediate "B" and "A" teams. Despite
these drawbacks, Al. somehow succeeds in making
creditable marks in his work.
Who is Vivienne? What is she? She is the young
lady whose charming ways soothe the jangled nerves
of the bacteriologists up in the Science building. She
has the distinction of being the only honour student
in Bacteriology. Viv. arrived in her second year,
when her presence was welcomed in the Studio Club,
and the Musical Society, and this year we find her
vice-president of the Biology Discussion Club. If you
think you hear a bird sweetly singing, look for Vivienne.
For the last four years Johnny has taken a leading
part in college athletics. He played on the fast
Freshman rugby team '24-'25; represented '28 in
athletics during his third year, and for two years was
captain and chief organizing force in the Senior Canadian football team, this year's provincial champions.
In spite of such diverse activities, Johnny has always
found time to take the odd dish of tea at the "caf."
and "fool the profs."
With her cheery smile, ready wit, and ability to
enter enthusiastically into nearly every branch of
college life, Bessie was gladly welcomed to the class
in its Junior year. Although an active member in
the Players' Club, International Club, Historical
Society, and vice-president of the S.C.M., she left
time enough for the academic phase to carry off first-
classes in Philosophy and Economics. To complete
her year's activity, her summer is spent roaming the
prairies on Chautauqua circuits.
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"Thou on the Lord rely, so safe shalt thou go on;
Fix on His work thy steadfast eye, so shall thy
work be done."
Juliet is one of those rare individuals who accomplish
four years' work in three, and yet manage to obtain
first-class averages. Though as yet of a dangerously
"tender" age, she prefers Philosophy to any other
method of entertainment. She is archivist of the Studio
Club and a member of the Fundamentalist Society.
Her ambitions are too numerous and varied to permit
more than a hazardous guess regarding the future of
this "young hopeful."
George, one of those rare specimens that come to
us occasionally, has been loaned to us by the other
natives of New Westminster. Being a brain storm,
he has had time to participate in student activities
and also to carry honours. He is a member of the
Classics Club; has served two years on the class executive and three years on the staff of the "Ubyssey,"
this past year being one of the senior editors. These
have been George's pastimes. His more serious
work was the winning of a scholarship in each of his
second and third years.
Elizabeth has won many friends by her quiet, trustworthy character and by her readiness to help people
out of difficulties. She is an active member of Le
Cercle Alouette and the Classics Club. Elizabeth is
going to take the Education course with us next year,
but this will only be a sideline, for nursing is really
her chosen career.   Good luck, Elizabeth !
Dermot Davies is one of the he-men of Arts '28
(see photo). Under a somewhat stern and unprepossessing exterior, Dermot hides a wealth of common
sense and a keen variety of humour. In the course of
his University career, he has dabbled in the various
Varsity activities—from Science to soccer, not to
forget the Arts '20 Relay. His scholastic energies
have been successfully turned to Economics plus a
liberal dose of Phil. 8.
Dot. came to us from cold Calgary, but it didn't
take her long to get acclimatized and to make a host
of friends. She has the honour of being the first
woman vice-president of the University Golf Club.
One of the most startling events at college this year
was Dot.'s change in cars, and we consider "Blue
Heaven" well chosen as a background for flaxen hair,
blue eyes and a fascinating personality. Her weaknesses may be said to be English, Ecs., and eatin'.
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A quiet disposition with flashes of brilliant humor
which you never know until you understand the real
Ruby. Majoring in History and English means that
she spends most of her time trying to get out reference
books for her innumerable essays. She has tried her
hand at almost everything, including debating. She
intends to spend the summer at Berkeley, California,
preparatory to entering Education. Going to International Club meetings and noon-hour lectures has
kept her out of mischief.
Clayton is one of the quiet, unassuming members
of the class, and is exceedingly popular for his long
drawl and dry humor. As the result of clear thinking
and diligent work, he has achieved extraordinary
success in his major Economics and in his minor English.
He is an enthusiastic supporter of all university activities, and his well-known loyalty has won him great
respect among the many people who delight in calling
him friend.
Nineteen hundred and twenty-eight,
(Better said now before too late !)
This is the year when this fair grad.
Bids to Varsity a farewell sad.
Her works in Aggie, Arts and Science
Go from this spot, till two years hence,
As V.O.C. hikes and caf'teria greetings
Fade, perforce, to other meetings.
Now V.G.H. seems so near at hand,
And V.O.N. Fords—just like a band!
Still may the years, for this fair grad.,
Be rich as those which she has had.
Familiarly known as "Don"- not to be confused
with Don Juan. Ec. honours is Don's forte, though
it seems that whatever he sets out to do he accomplishes.
His activities range about this chosen field of endeavour,
as is seen in his Saturday night excursions to the I.W.W.
Hall and his interest in the Social Science Club. His
manner is pleasing, though at times his seriousness
tends to reserve.    Don's future sure looks bright !
Helen, after finishing high school, went to Europe
and then came back to attend the University. She
is one of the good-natured, generous people who are
sometimes imposed upon. Of course we all have our
faults, and Helen's is that of always arriving just a
little late. This picture does not do Helen justice,
since it displays neither her dark eyes nor her hair,
that is not quite auburn and not quite red. Rather an
interesting person to know.
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Mary left Duke of Connaught to spend four happy
years at Varsity. Thanks to a natural ability, determination, perseverance, and a splendid memory, she has a
creditable college record. Her generosity, tact, and
kindness are evident to all with whom she comes in
contact. We are sure she will succeed in the business
world, her chosen field of post-grad, activity. Best
of luck and much happiness, Mary!
Howard, coming from King George High School
with an enviable athletic record, was elected Athletic
representative in his first year, as well as captain of
the Freshman Rugby team, which was the first to win
the provincial championship. He has been wing three-
quarter on the first team for the last three seasons.
This year he was captain of the Arts team in the
Senior City League. Howard has kept up a good
scholastic standing as well, and has held down the
social end with ease.
Peggy came to Varsity last year, after taking her
first two years at Victoria College. There she was
well known for her parts in the college plays. She
is an ardent Economist, in spite of the many drawbacks of nine o'clock lectures. Peggy is keen-witted
and lively—it is useless to tell her ninny stories, for
she can tell you better ones. In fact, it is through
her that "our boarding house" has become famous.
Personality, hard work and good sense have won
for Phil, his many laurels. He is an inter-class debater,
a rower, and a leader. His career in the Players'
Club is extensive. Entering the club in his Sophomore
year, he took a leading part in the Christmas plays,
filled, in his Junior year, the position of business
manager, and assumed this year the responsibilities of
president. That's not all. He was our popular president last year.    We wish him all success in his 1
Four scholarships, the position of Alma Mater
secretary, and the delightful portrayal of the heroine
in "Milestones" at Victoria College, is not a bad
beginning. With this record, Hope came to U.B.C.
and immediately carried off the intercollegiate tennis
championship at Edmonton. No sooner back than
the Players' Club claimed her for the heroine in the
"Drums of Oude." Is it any wonder that in the
spring the women chose Hope for their president?
This year has seen their choice amply justified. An
original and charming Letters Club paper on "Lafcadio
Hearn" and a part in the spring play are some of her
later achievements. "All-round" is a hackneyed term,
and for Hope it is quite inadequate.
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Edith has spent three years with Arts '28, and in
those years she has made hosts of friends. Her life
is one bustling round of lectures and fun, and her
constant worry is to find time to do the odd essay.
A member of Le Cercle Alouette, Edith has also
taken part in swimming, track and skating. Judging
from the year spent at Normal, Edith intends to
become a teacher. But whatever she does we know
"With a laugh and a blush,
And a cute reply,
Our Edith will rush
Her sweet way on high."
Promiscuity first came to Don. in his second year
with the advent of the old Durant. Since then he has
been growing "in wisdom and stature and in favor
with the profs, and man." Don. has done his share
in bringing honour to the University through the
medium of the Rugby Club, of which he has been a
most competent and popular president for the last
year. Played ice hockey for two years and was the
fastest man on the team. Don. plans to post. grad.
at Harvard next year, where he intends to study
Business Administration. He is racing Tom for a
million.   Good luck, Don.
Miriam is a graduate of Victoria College and was
a bright member of the Summer School session, where
she took her third year Arts. Although she joined
'28 for the first time last term, she has already made
many friends, and has been an eager adherent of
numerous English classes. It is whispered that she
has taught school and expects to return to her beloved
profession next fall.   Good luck, Miriam !
Frank joined our University as a Freshman in the
early days of 1922. After the Christmas of that year,
he left for the south, but returned two years later and
re-entered the U.B.C. as a full Undergraduate, and
student assistant in Geology. Frank has worked hard
in his Geology, and, after graduation, intends to create
a furore in that profession. Frank's hobbies are scientific photography, G. M. Dawson Club, of which he is
vice-president, and last but not least, he is, in his
spare time, an ardent student of the classics—witness
Latin 1.
Verna is distinguished by being the only woman
member of Arts '28 to undertake Zoology honours.
In her Sophomore year she carried off the Scott Memorial Scholarship, and since then is always found in
the Zoology research laboratory in quest of "inside
information," in which she spares not even an innocent
five-day-old chick. However, Verna has wider
interests. She is a member of the International Club
and fulfills the duties of secretary of the Biological
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Hermie came from Penticton to join us in her second
year. Quiet and retiring, she nevertheless has a rare
sense of humour. Her chief pleasures are shows and
driving a car; her woes, German and hats. Hermie
intends to be a librarian, and may frequently be seen
ably assisting behind the loan desk or guarding the
tables of new books. Her athletic activities are
confined to a gymnasium class, which she enthusiastically
Charley comes from Liverpool. Although a very
young man, he is quite proficient in dissecting cats
and rabbits, but finds it difficult to appear educated.
His silvery-toned clarinet has helped to establish the
fame of the Musical Society and has driven neighbours
to despair. He is a member of numerous clubs, the
chief drawback of which is the equally numerous fees.
He wants Grass Hockey raised to a major sport, and
runs in number 12. shoes.
Boyish bob, smart and independent appearance,
Economics and History, tennis playing, horseback
riding, this is Doris Elizabeth. Doris is one of the
lively members of our class, small but full of pep and
humour. She has always a pleasant smile or greeting
for everyone and never allows the disagreeable side
of life to dampen her spirit. "Life is to laugh,
labour, love and look up at the stars;" this, we are
sure, must be Doris' philosophy of life.
After his four years divided between teaching and
Summer School, Arts '28 welcomed John Gough in
his Senior year. As a cornet player in the Musical
Society and publicity manager of the Philosophy
Discussion Club, he has rendered invaluable service.
The many-coloured signs of the S.C.M. and Musical
Society witness his ability with brush and paints, and
History, Economics, debating, tennis and golf exert
further claims upon him. An even good nature and
a willingness to render real help when needed have
brought him many friends at Varsity.
Hasty Helen, the battler of the campus—hence the
black eye—stars at Badminton and Sociology. Helen
is vice-president of the Badminton Club and takes an
active interest in golf. Bright, witty and full o' pep,
she has won the reputation of being the life of every
party. Her spontaneous interest in others has made
Helen many friends throughout her college career.
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"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of
saddest thought."
Jean believes that there is great truth in these words
of the poet. Perhaps her various courses in Philosophy
are responsible for her serious manner and expression,
which, however, only serve to hide a keen sense of
wit and original humour. Jean is majoring in English,
but is also very much interested in Mathematics. We
wonder if the fact that she comes from New Westminster can possibly account for her paradoxical nature
and for her happily pessimistic outlook upon life.
Winner of a scholarship in Latin and English in
his second year, Earl, is now an honour student in
Chemistry. But from his earlier study of the Romans,
he derived something of that stoical equanimity of mind
so essential to one to whom experiments with T.N.T.
and other explosives are part of the day's work. Music
forms Earl's greatest relief from long periods of lab.
work, and the meetings of the Chemistry Society
occupy the remainder of his time. His upright and
sound opinions, together with an unassuming manner,
have won for Earl, considerable esteem among his
Priscilla is a native daughter of Prince Edward
Island, but the attractions of U.B.C. lured her to
Vancouver. Quiet, studious and sincere, she is best
known to a circle of intellectual friends. Though
she is taking a combined honour course in English and
French, she still finds time to participate in inter-class
debates and to warble in L'Alouette. Qn the campus
she is generally seen engaged in weighty literary
discussions with the chosen few, although her activities
have sometimes assumed a lighter nature.
Jack was originally a Science man, having been in
Science '23, but he decided to stay out for a while,
and when he returned had the good sense to join Arts '28.
Jack's interests are many. He is a member of the
Players' Club, Musical Society, the Studio Club, and
he has played English rugby. In spite of all these
activities, Jack has time to act as treasurer of Arts '28
this year and also make good marks.    Yes, he's Scotch.
Margaret is another of our friends from Victoria,
having joined us at the beginning of her third year.
She is more often seen juggling with test tubes in a
laboratory than walking around the campus. Her
college days are filled with "one lab. after another,"
Bacteriology being her major subject. She is a member
of the Biological Discussion Club, but her activities
do not prevent Margaret from taking a keen interest
in doctors and dentists "to be."
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"C'est le coeur qui sent Dieu, et non la raison."
Elva's favourite noon hour pastime is to wander
aimlessly through solitary paths, cheerfully forgetting
her studies. Yet she waxes quite enthusiastic over
Economics and the social sciences. She even considers
some variety of social work, although the charms of
being a professional Psychologist at times loom so
large as to be almost irresistible. Her most cherished
interest is the welfare of the Fundamentalist Society,
of which she has proven a very able secretary in her
Senior year.
Hurdled himself into fame as a high jumper and track
star at Washington last spring. His athletics, however,
are but a part of his busy career. He is a keen student
of History, and when not in the pursuit of knowledge,
he officiates as president of the Arts Men's Undergrad. and director of the Shoe Shine Stand. His great
loves are catching the Penticton train, smoking a pipe
and baby talk !
Inez was a well-known member of Victoria College,
where she spent two years before coming to Varsity.
Now she is planning to try still another university,
since she intends going to Seattle next year to take a
library course. She has many excellent qualities,
not the least among them being her ability to succeed
admirably in everything she undertakes. This
particular talent is displayed in the ease with which
she sails through all her courses, nevertheless, in some
inexplicable way, managing to avoid all nine o'clock
Jack acquired his cheery smile packing apples in
the Okanagan. His ambition was to come to Varsity
in a collegiate Ford. It took three years in Applied
Science to learn to drive one, and three years in Arts
to find out the advantages of owning one. While
sojourning in various French clubs, he was seized
by the wanderlust and will soon be leaving for China
and the Orient. Outside of soccer and badminton,
his two major interests are Mathematics and the
Pub. Board.
Lorna's chief worries are Economics and French,
and an unexcelled ability to blush at a given moment.
Her other earnest pursuits are International Club
meetings, fencing and giving thankful people lifts to
and from Varsity. Would-be occupations after
graduation run from business administrator to a position
as a private secretary to a very wealthy lady. Whatever
she does, we know that Lorna's personality and keenness are sure to bring her success.
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Gwen. is one of the hardest workers at Varsity,
and wins the best results. She started in her first
year with the Christmas play and understudy in the
Spring play. Her second year ended up with the
Spring play, and Gwen. walking off to tour the province
with a History scholarship under her hat. Third
year saw the cultivation of the History department,
and this year she has also been vice-president of the
Players' and International Clubs, and president of the
Historical Society.
Although Harry started his university career as
a Freshman in the University of Toronto, the call
of the West was so strong that Arts '28 received him
in its Junior year. Once in our midst we find him
chiefly interested in Philosophy and English, with a
course or two in Theology to satisfy his Ontarian
conscience. The S.C.M. has made heavy demands
upon his time, and Harry was one of the two delegates
from U.B.C. at the International Student Volunteer
Convention in Detroit last Christmas.
Margaret upholds the reputation of the stately
senior in being tall, with a very superior air, but
her dignity is a very slight covering for the sweet
disposition and good nature which win and hold her
friends. She has proved herself a very efficient student
throughout her course, and has taken an active interest
in "Der Deutsche Verein" and "La Canadienne,"
being secretary of "La Canadienne" during her Junior
Some men are born with a special aptitude for a
particular profession. Hill blandly admits that his
"special aptitude" is law. Certainly his career at
college points in that direction—as vice-president of
the Men's Literary Society and as an intercollegiate
debater, he has displayed his rhetorical powers. In
Ec. honours, he has pursued corporation law and
jurisprudence diligently. Incidentally, V. R. has been
an active member of the Historical Society for two
years. This summer will find Hill in a law office.
"Good luck" is our wish.
"She has wit and song and sense,
Sport and mirth and ?"
Her Freshman and Sophomore years she spent with
Arts '27, and, after a year in the General Hospital,
nursing routine lost its attraction, and she joined the
ranks of Arts '28. Among her many interests, her
pet hobbies are Economics and German, and first-
classes in all her subjects are mere commonplaces.
A member of "Der Deutsche Verein," Ruth will tell
you that it is heaps of fun and not half so formidable
as it may sound.
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Dolina is one of the few who have drifted happily
through a college career with little work and less
worry. She believes in studying, but not all the
time, and strongly recommends that everyone's course
include a sufficient number of "spare periods" to
relieve the monotony of student life. Although
History and Economics claim the greater part of her
time, nevertheless she takes an interest in music and
general student activities. Those who have had the
privilege of knowing her have always found in her a
loyal friend, cheerful and ready for fun.
Allin is one of the fearless five for whom Mathematics
hold no terrors whatsoever, and has taken a keen
interest in the affairs of the Mathematics Club for the
past two years. He is very partial to a good swim
and can often be found basking in the frigid waters
of the Canadian Memorial pool. He is also an expert
with the piano. There are few in the upper years
who are not acquainted with his never-failing grin,
which persists even in the face of the stiffest differential
equation or toughest samplte of cafeteria pie. And
when the end of the term rolls around, Allin always
emerges with a goodly collection of "firsts."
"A charm that wiles your heart away."
Muriel, with her quick smile, her spice of merriment,
her delightfully varied and entertaining personality,
is one of our best loved classmates. At almost any
hour she may be seen either descending to or emerging
from the stacks laden with a prodigious pile of books.
This is not to be taken too seriously, however, for
French honours and membership in "La Canadienne"
rest but lightly on her shoulders. A responsible
custodian of Reserve books is she—in fact, the increase
in library circulation has been traced directly to her
presence at the loan desk. It is with characteristic
decisiveness that she states her intention of devoting
her life to teaching   but really our doubts are many !
Although a staunch Science man, Bert had a desire
for a broader knowledge and became convinced that a
double course was the only way. He gets his B.A.
this year and becomes a perfect mechanical engineer
next session. He has never been known to miss a
lecture in spite of many interests, not the least of
which is being president of the Science Undergrad.
Science men will long remember the Science banquet
in which Bert had his share of the work. Besides
being a popular member of the Outdoors Club, he has
been Class President and Treasurer of the Men's
"Becky" came from Victoria in her Junior year.
She is a member of Der Deutsche Verein, but is not
noted for her volubility at the meetings. She has a
strong inclination to be wild, but it is kept in check
by her Calvinistic ancestry. As a member of the
Varsity orchestra, she "with the ros'n'd bow torments
the string."
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Gladys masks a delightful sense of humor under a
demure countenance, but the twinkle in her eyes
usually gives her away. Besides attending English
and History lectures, she finds time for the International
Club and the S.C.M. Her favourite occupations are
missing the North Vancouver ferry and gaining time
extensions on Philosophy essays. Her bright smile
and sympathetic personality have won her many
friends, who predict for her a successful career in her
chosen profession of teaching.
Ralph's achievements are varied and numerous.
He is perpetually busy, but can always find time to
give assistance in anything. He is one of those
individuals whose chief delight is to delve into the
obscure realms of Mathematics; as a result he is an
honour student in this subject, and vice-president of
the Maths. Club. In addition, he is the advertising
manager of the "Ubyssey," plays wing three-quarter
on the Intermediate English Rugby team, and is a
member of the Musical Society.
Wilberta entered U.B.C. with a background of
scholastic and social associations acquired from her
chosen High School —King George. Since entering
college she has been attracted by History and Philosophy, although she has never allowed this enthusiasm
to overshadow her whole-hearted enjoyment of the
social pleasures Varsity has offered her. To these,
in turn, she has ever been a vivacious contributor.
Some day, we are sure, her philosophic learning and her
social adaptability are going to make her a very special
kind of teacher.
This is to certify that J. Laurence Kask has attended
this university for four years; has paid his fees throughout that period, though never on time; has joined most
of the clubs and attended a few of their meetings;
has studied at intervals, and has attained eminence
in the affiliated sciences of medicine and pugilism;
and, having paid the Graduation fee of twenty dollars,
is now "Educated, b' Gosh!"
"Oh! life should never all labour be."
Although four years at university have taught
Dorothy that there is a serious side to life, her unusually
sunny disposition has in no way been affected. On
Tuesdays she takes her "Ubyssey" to the depths of the
stacks and there giggles to herself in peace until she
comes up into the sunshine again and earnestly pleads
with her more conscientious friends to go for a walk.
She enjoys badminton, collecting class fees and
Economics lectures, but the occupation that takes up
the greatest part of her time is trying to get history
reference books just five minutes too late.
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Vivacious and full of energy and enthusiasm—
always hurrying to some appointment or amusement.
Her various activities have included that of vice-
president of the Women's Literary Society in her first
year; a contralto in the Musical Society, and the
keeper of the minutes and pennies of the Studio Club.
Yet she appears at games and dances, and outside,
the University she is a pianist and teacher. We may
also add that Esther nevertheless finds time to make
a creditable number of first-class marks.
One of the few Kootenians here, Gordon came to
this university in our Freshman year. For the last
two sessions he has been earnestly studying Economics
and Government. After his graduation he intends
to pursue his studies in Commerce elsewhere. There
was a rumor that Gordon was attending Le Cercle
Alouette, but this is unconfirmed. Walking to the
street car and attending Orpheum matinees occupy
his spare time.
Suggested remedy for boredom: Tea—that companionable meal!—with Dorothy, for she possesses a
sense of humour that is both appreciative and creative.
The very diversity of her interests prevents monotony:
they centre anywhere from a Bacteriology lab. to an
English lecture; from the front row of "the gods" to
a picnic, a dance, a tea, a rugby game; or to a meeting
of one or other of U.B.C.'s "intellectual" Clubs, which
she occasionally visits. And always she is the best
of good sports.
Don. joined '28 in its Sophomore year, having taken
his senior matric. in Alberta. For the past three
years he has been a familiar figure at all dances, teas
and other University functions. He has always taken
a keen interest in the Badminton Club, and this year
is captain of the "B" team. A major in Economics
and Philosophy has proved so attractive that he will
probably return next year to continue his work for a
degree in either Commerce or Law.
Grace is known as a dainty rogue,
In an age when daintiness is "vogue."
Her creed is joy, and her law is laughter,
And she'll stick to a friend till forever after.
Her hobbies are English and essay writing,
Popular songs and letter inditing.
"I've got a new joke," is her pet expression.
Ambition to fly is her chief obsession.
She'll get to Heaven at last some day,
With a certain pilot who knows the way.
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A remarkable example of the time-worn adage,
"She's little but she's wise, she's a terror for her size."
Edna spends her afternoons in the library imbibing
History and English. Her curly blonde hair attracts
much attention and causes much envy. She is excitable,
erratic, and easily teased, friendly, flirtatious, and full
of fun. Her love for her Alma Mater is shown by
her avowed intention of returning for Education
next term.
"Wid" is a teacher on the staff of the Victoria
schools. He passed through the Vancouver Normal
in 1913, and has been teaching ever since. "Wid"
is greatly interested in "informal discipline" in teaching,
in Philosophy and Economics. He is a member of
the Social Science and Philosophy Clubs and a staunch
advocate of the S.C.M. "A good friend and a man
worth knowing."
"The long locks that fail the painter's power."
Though often adorning our library, Kathleen never
seems to study, yet always manages to obtain consistently high marks. Although one of our "Young
Seniors," she is not crushed under the weight of her
studies, for she masters both French and English with
equal ease—to say nothing of courses in higher Mathematics ! For three years she has been an invaluable
member of the Studio Club executive. To those who
have been privileged to hear her, she shines as a pianist
of great ability. To all of us she shines by virtue of
her titian hair, her winning personality, and her
capacity for true friendship.
Four years ago Joe came to the University from
Nanaimo, equipped with a keen intellect and a Mis-
sourian attitude. As an honor student in History
he has worked diligently in an effort to show that the
professors are wrong in their conclusions. As a
president, he has waged dictatorial power over the
Social Science Club. He has held numberless oratories
in the basement of the library on the iniquities of the
state and the church. Joe leaves as a radical thinker,
with a strong faith in himself and a genuine desire
to do great things for the future of mankind.
"Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare,
And beauty draws us with a single hair."
While not engaged in "ensnaring," Rufus wields
a badminton racquet, much to the discomfiture of those
within range, and pursues such studies as will enable
her to major in Economics. Imagine that "little head
sunning over with curls" being bullied into going
to lectures ! However, she almost always arrives
and manages to get the necessary reference books,
while the remainder of the class is clamouring in a
united body that there are none to be had. She also
takes courses in Philosophy and English, with more
than an occasional unit in History.
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A former member of Arts '25, Grace joined us in
our Junior year. She is specializing in Latin, in which
she manages to walk off with astonishing first classes,
and her interest in dead languages has also led her to
become a regular attendant at the Classics Club.
Perhaps her teaching experience is responsible for her
nonchalant attitude and her refusal to take life seriously.
Grace intends to be back in the schoolroom next year,
and we wish her the best of luck in her chosen profession.
Sport accomplishments—Grass hockey, tennis enthusiast (especially in winter), shows his legs and class
spirit in the Arts '20 relay. Academic accomplishments—Graduating with the class of '28, in History
or Economics (doubtful which). Miscellaneous accomplishments—Doing his duty in the Players' Club
and in the Philosophy Club. Women? Not much!
Tea? Sometimes. Hopes—A good mark in English 16.
Personal appearance—Cameras are	
Everyone has a specialty. Elsie's is German. She
has worked hard to perfect her knowledge during her
four years in Varsity, and has succeeded so well that
she has become the University's great authority on
German usage. She has been the efficient and capable
secretary of "Der Deutsche Verein" ever since that
club came into being two years ago. She has found
time for several English and French courses as well,
and is a member of "La Canadienne" and of the International Club.
This is an obscure geological, one of the few Arts
men that dare enter the Applied Science building.
He commenced with Arts '27, but, owing to heavy
responsibilities, he joined Arts '28 in its third year.
He is known to a select circle as manager of the First
Soccer team, having attained that eminence by successfully guiding the Second and Third teams during the
two previous years. Among other accomplishments,
he has so comprehensive a knowledge of the canning
trade that he is actually able to identify four out of
five jams that are placed before tea drinkers.
Helen is a victim of the German wanderlust. She
wandered for two years with Arts '27 and then
wandered into the cold, cruel business world, and
back for another two years with Arts '28. Her next
wandering will probably take the form of a pilgrimage
to Eastern Canada for the purpose of getting her M.A.
course. Such of her time as is not spent in chattering
at the German Club is used in deep philosophical
thought and the pursuit of the ancient fossil trilobites.
It does seem a shame that golden hair and a real personality should be wasted on the dry bones of insensate
prehistoric horrors!
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The true history of one Margaret O'Neill, student,
of the University of B.C.: "A pleasant account
wherein are discovered the right worthie deeds which
she hath at sundrie tymes publicly performed, to the
grete joye of all that companie hight Arts '28. But,
chiefly, how she hath sometyme helde in debate both
foreign ambassadoures, namely, those International
Debaters, and those disputers of our owne land, to
wit, members of the Students' Parliament; similarly,
how she hath holpen several clubs at this University,
but chiefly that one hight "International," and that
other yclept "La Canadienne."
Alex, came to Summerland, B.C., from Scotland
when a "callow youth," probably at his own suggestion. With a shy disposition, he is seldom seen on
the campus, and many wonder where he spends his
time. Some think it is in the neighbourhood of the
Normal School, taking a night school training in
preparation for his education course next year. With
somewhat bookish tendencies, he has a weakness for
English, and, considering his many distractions, makes
very creditable marks.
When you first meet "Pat" you may think she is
unobtrusive and retiring, but, after about three minutes
of conversation, you decide she's not so "dumb."
Pat's twinkling eyes and happy disposition have been
the means of surrounding her with a host of new
friends during her four years at U.B.C. Exams, to
Pat. are bothersome details which she manages to
conquer with very little effort while enjoying all the
fun both in and out of Varsity. Pat. is very fond
of exercise, her greatest athletic achievement being
the evening she walked home from Varsity because
of a flat tire.
A terrible fellow for acting a part: Doctor, doctor
again, then butler; spring play Don Juan—beavered,
amorous—BUT that needed acting! Treasurer of his
class as a Sophomore; treasurer of the Alma Mater
as a Senior—a moneyed man! Two years on Grass
Hockey's first team; Historical Society and Letters
Club; twice an Intercollegiate debater; honours from
friends, honours in History; a very good student—
BUT conceals it effectively! The life of all the parties
he's at- -BUT sometimes the death of us! You would
like Bill, too.
B-eth, for short.
E-fficient secretary of Mathematics Club.
T-ennis, at times.
H-eard in Musical Society.
P-enchant for Maths, and Physics.
O-pinions of her own.    ■
L-ikes Physics labs.
L-ittle, but wise—a terror for her size.
O-ld in experience, but young in years.
C-huck full of fun.
K-een president of Women's Grass Hockey Club.
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Kathleen bears the distinction of being the only
co-ed who has accomplished the amazing feat of waltzing
—on skates! When she is not seeking an inspiration
for one-act plays, she is usually found amid the elite
in the centre of the Arena. Kathleen dabbles in such
subjects as English, History, Philosophy and languages.
Kathleen's ready wit and love of fun have made her
well known by everyone with whom she has come
in contact.
"Curly" comes from B.C.'s hinterland and proudly
calls Keremeos his "home town." He was a quiet
but enthusiastic member of Arts '27 until Christmas
of his final year, when, owing to illness, he was compelled to drop his studies for a time. Clarence has
the happy faculty of hiding his "weaknesses" (with
the exception of spats) from the eyes of men. This
accomplishment should go far in his future profession—
business. Clarence spends his time learning the ins
and outs of Economics, English, and History, and plans
finishing off with a little education.
"Isn't that divine?"—that's Mardie, otherwise
known as Steve. Pickles are her chief delight, teas
her pet aversion. For three years in the Musical
Society, she has been known as "the late Miss Reid."
Late for lectures, late for church, but seldom late for
dinner. Mardie's athletics are confined chiefly to
the summer, when she swims a speedy side stroke
and wields a wicked racket. She is often heard to
say, "Oh, kids; tell me who'll I ask?"
Another double-course man. Bob is a member of
the old regime, having spent two years in the hovels
of Fairview. Not satisfied with the hard work in
Arts '27, he joined Science '29, and he now promises
to be an electrical engineer of great renown. Bob
was a very active member of the past Engineering
Discussion Club, and he now plays an important part
in the Engineering Institute of Canada. He is capable
of giving many interesting talks on engineering subjects,
and, without his help, the Cariboo highway would
have been a failure. Specialties—well, only one -
two-cylinder automobiles.
When a young lady is very versatile, it must be
rather difficult to decide just what course to pursue;
but Muriel, majoring in Economics and History,
has decided to combine her artistic talents with a
business career. She seriously studied art in Winnipeg
and adorns her books with clever caricatures. Her
ambition is to be an illustrator. We wish her luck—
but perhaps some day she will illustrate for us just
how she always gets off for speeding.
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Audrey is our secretary,
Unique and ever contrary.
Devilish?   Just a little bit.
Right there always with -a hit;
Ever faithful she has been, two
Years our secretarial queen.
Ready always to help us out,
Often times too good a scout.
Better it may have finished,
If social work she had diminished.
Necessary secretary,
Scintillate and make us merry,
Oblivion to our trials ensues,
Never to return those college blues.
He emerges from the wilds of Kerrisdale each
morning to breathe the pure, fresh air of the Chemistry
labs, in the Science building, where he may be found
almost any time engaged in some harmless diversion,
such as molecule-hunting or squaring the circle. Ferdie
is president of the Chemistry Society, and, as such,
has guided it through a very successful year. He also
dabbles in Mathematics. Next year his efforts will
be directed to the further pursuit of his science.
Annie doesn't believe in taking life too seriously.
She may be seen over in the library occasionally,
whenever she has a History essay to write; but more
often she is planning an afternoon off. She has the
knack of combining shows and Economics in such a
way that she makes a first-class mark. Besides studying,
Annie has other amusements, such as tennis and
travelling. No one is sure just what Annie is going
to do with all her Ec. notes, but time will tell!
Norm, carries his smile all the way from the Royal
City to Varsity every day. Like many other New
Westminster lads, he has a great weakness for basketball, and during the last two years has played on the
Senior "A" squad. Norm, and Gaundry Phillips
produced that well-known ditty "Where are the Flies?"
Besides being an athlete and song writer, Norm, is a
keen student of English and History. During his four
years at Varsity he has made a wide circle of friends
among staff and students.
Lucy started off in the wrong way by spending her
first year with Arts '27; but, after staying out a year,
she has atoned for this error of judgment by completing
her course with Arts '28. Always a member of the
Musical Society, in her last two years Lucy has been
its very efficient secretary. Economics, languages,
and French and German Clubs are another "forte."
"Last day for changing courses" is an annual feast
celebrated by Lucy. Our best wish, Lucy, is that you
may have as many friends in your future life as you
have had at Varsity.
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More commonly known as "Squid," Edmund has
numerous friends and reigns a popular favourite on the
campus. Far from being bookish, he takes his studies
easily and finds ample time to play football, as well as
mouth organs. For several years he has been Varsity's
last line of defense. Rumor has it that Edmund can
be a delightful host and entertainer—being an able
committee of one in welcoming the Maoris. Having
attained much success while in college, Edmund should
go far in his future activities.
Bea's bright, cheery smile makes her a pleasant
person to meet on a dull day. Coming from the
City of Sunshine (where she spent the first two years
of tier academic life) no doubt accounts for her happy
disposition. Dependable, frank, "Bea" can always
be counted on to back, if not to take part in, any
worthwhile undertaking. Despite her partiality for
Scottish airs, she cannot be labelled with one well-
known Scottish characteristic, for she is generosity
itself. Enthusiasm, humor, sarcasm, disdain, skilfully interwoven, and we have "Bea".
Ever since Ed.'s arrival at the University he has
taken an active part in campus activities. He played
Intermediate basketball in his first year, and Senior
"B" in his next two years. This year he has proved
a successful president of the Basketball Club. This
activity, however, does not prevent him from maintaining his second-class standing with the least possible
amount of effort. His genial personality, ready wit,
and high sense of integrity will carry him far. He
is reputed to have taken lessons in "swan dancing"
from Anna Pavlowa.
In the class-room or on the campus, Dorothy is
quiet and somewhat unassuming; but, after further
acquaintance, the other side or her nature is soon
revealed. Her ready smile and sympathetic understanding have won for her a number of sincere and
admiring friends. Dorothy is greatly interested in
languages, and, as a member of "La Canadienne" and
"Der Deutsche Verein," she exercises her linguistic
abilities. She also specializes in "firsts," but that is
a secret as far as Dorothy is concerned.
Allister may usually be found in the Chess Club
rooms indulging in the varied amusements afforded
there. He has, however, other interests, and, as a
member of the Classics Club, professes an ardent
admiration for the literary masterpieces of ancient
Rome. Although he does not participate in athletics,
Allister maintains a keen interest in all branches of
sport, and, as a regular attendant of rugby games, can
be depended upon for all the latest developments.
After graduation, Allister will pursue his studies in
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Ever since the old Fairview days, Med. has been
one of our most energetic members. In badminton
he has been a certainty for four years, and his enthusiasm is evinced by his position as president of the
Badminton Club for the past two years. His regular
attendance at all Government 2 lectures indicates that
Med. intends to follow the legal profession. One
can easily notice that the serious Med. is slightly
hypocritical in his contention of being a "woman hater."
"I have no other but a woman's reason—
I think him so, because I think him so."
After three years with '27, Nancy remained out of
Varsity a year and returned to take her place as one
of the most winsome members of the crew of "the
good ship '28." Her interest in Mathematics has
made her a member of the Maths. Club, but somehow
we don't seem able to connect our dainty Nancy with
anything quite so prosy as Mathematics. In her
third year she was the busy secretary of the Gymnasium
Club and was responsible for much of the pep and
enthusiasm shown in that organization.
"A student by day—a mystery by night."
Don. was born in the wilds of Ontario, but came
to Vancouver when the East proved too small to hold
him. Here he attended King Edward High School,
and, having matriculated, played during his Freshman
year at U.B.C. the rugby he had learned at Fairview.
Latterly, however, he has inclined toward affairs of
a social nature, which better fit his genteel presence.
Economics and English have been his academic loves,
2nd when he introduces them into financial circles
something of a flutter will result.
Jean came from Victoria in 1926,. trailing clouds of
scholarships, and, since her arrival here, has added
to her laurels by more scholarships. Besides a brain,
she has a tongue, of mingled Scotch and Irish puissance.
This, combined with her native wit, makes her loved
and feared wherever she goes. Her course is English
honours, Letters Club, and bridge. Her chief interest
in life is to prove that Chaucer is a literary critic,
and her ambition is to meet Chaucer in the next world,
where she will tell him precisely what some of his
poems should have meant and didn't.
Spent his first two years of higher educational efforts
at R.M.C., Kingston, and his last two between U.B.C.
and Seattle. One who toils not but gets good marks.
Plays first string Canadian Rugby and officiates as
secretary of the Arts Men's Undergrad. Authority
on etiquette, all social functions and theatrical productions, and intends later to be one on mining law.
"Pipe down, Bull."
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In spite of having passed long hours buried in
zoology labs., Jack has taken a full part in undergraduate
affairs. Years ago he earned the name of "Whiz,"
and since then has kept his right to it by playing rugby
according to both the English and Canadian code.
During this last year his workouts have been held
in the lab. in preparation for the spring exam, fixture,
which will give him a chance to travel to an eastern
university—and take our best wishes with him.
Lost: Bright, witty, original and slightly sarcastic
student of English. Answers to the name of "Peg."
Cards identifying her as a member of the Students'
International Club, the Little Theatre and the B.C.
Sword Club will be found on her person. She admits
a weakness for the drama and might be discovered in
the front row of the gods. Reward, if returned to
the Educational course of 1929.
" Angie" is one of the big men of the class, 6 feet 2
in his socks. He is also one of the Chemists of '28,
and most of his time is spent in the lab., delighting
himself with minor explosions. However, he finds a
little time to devote to higher Mathematics and
Canadian rugby. Angus played guard for the American
football team, and two years ago starred on the Big
Three team. His fatherly smile and unusual personality
should help him in his chosen field.
Heavy courses in History and English never seem
to bother Myrtle, for besides having plenty of time
for the lighter side of college life, she easily manages
first-classes. Myrtle's charming manner and attractive
personality have made her many friends, and her
sincerity and loyalty make her indeed a friend worth
having. Those who have been fortunate enough to
know her during her four years at Varsity are assured
of her success in whatever field of activity she chooses
after graduation.
In his Junior year, Ted took up Canadian rugby,
and, despite a complete lack of previous experience,
made the team. Unfortunately his career was brief,
owing to a badly fractured knee. Good nature fairly
radiates from Ted—nothing ever bothers him. He
even smiles cheerfully when "odd man" in a toss.
Outside of growling about History 9 reading assignments, his idea of a good time is to rise at 6 a.m. to
"shoot a duck." One question we ask: Why does
he so evidently prefer to sit in one particular chair
in the Library?
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Harold G. McWilliams, "H. G." or "Mac," established a record of service for his Alma Mater which
warrants him the highest possible esteem. In his
first year he was manager of the Boxing Club; in his
second, business manager of the "Ubyssey"; in his third,
treasurer of the Alma Mater Society; and in his final
year, president of the Men's Undergraduate Society.
Besides these various activities, "Mac" found time to
play Intermediate Rugby, travel to Seattle on the
Boxing team, and perform on two Intercollegiate Track
teams; run in all Inter-class Relays, and win his "Big
Block" letter for establishing a new B.C. half-mile
track record.
A playwright in the making,
Of English most enthusiastic,
History aptness—no mistaking,
Sense of humour—quite elastic.
Slender grace and smile enchanting,
Self-contained  and  poise scholastic,
On educational work is aiming,
Her trend of mind—most philosophic.
Her nature sweet, dark eyes disarming;
A college girl, with marks prolific;
A pleasing maid—to all, most charming.
"Ken," "Tiny" to his friends, began his college
career with '27, but rather tardily saw his mistake
and joined us in our Junior year. He plays with equal
success both English and Canadian rugby. "Tiny"
is a real college man: he owns a "coop"; he knows all
the latest songs and is the envy of all his classmates
on the polished hardwood. In all probability the
profession of teaching will claim his interest for a
time; what then—who knows?
"German is the bane of my life."
Nevertheless Jean is one of the most ardent disciples
of the German Department and a conscientious member
of "Der Deutsche Verein," where she engages in
delightful kindergarten stunts. Quiet, reserved and
unassuming to the casual eye, she nevertheless possesses
a ready smile and a piquant sense of humour which
account for her sudden outbursts of exuberant and optimistic conversation. Jean never fails to obtain less
than high second-class averages and intends to complete her course at McGill in anticipation of a librarian's
The happy faculty of combining all sides of University
life to the best advantage is indeed a rare gift. Captain
of Badminton "A" team, one of Varsity's tennis
experts, and a track star in the weight events, shows
undoubted athletic ability. A major in English and
Economics, attended by consistently good marks,
indicates academic interest. A confirmed bridge
fiend and an accomplished dancer are distinct social
advantages. Such have been Rob's varied achievements during his four years at U.B.C. We prophesy
for him a most successful career in the business world.
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Kalervo came to the University four years ago from
Torino. He is one of the finest students at the University
and has shown individuality and personality to a very
marked degree. He is interested mainly in social
problems and approaches them with a wide philosophical
knowledge. He is a real philosophical radical, which
fact is shown more in his essays than in class, where
he is usually very quiet. To show his difference
from the other students, Kalervo tried matrimony
during his third year.
Gladys is one of those clever people who aspire to
French honours. Despite her aversion to the library,
we notice that she manages to secure numerous "first-
classes." Gladys might seem quiet to the casual
observer, but beneath the surface she has an infinite
store of good-natured wit and repartee which makes
her presence truly delightful. Her interests are
poetry and music.
True enough—there are many victors on the campus,
but only one Vic. The S.C.M., of which he is
president, owes much to him for his well-directed
enthusiasm. He was a delegate to the Saskatoon
conference two years ago, and has more recently
organized hikes and discussion groups that were the
spice of life to many students. Vic. is partial to
English, Economics, and bus-driving. He frequently
exclaims: "Say! Have you heard this one?" And
if you have not, you had better listen, for his collection
of anecdotes is deservedly famous.
Maid Marion is merry to meet;
Her smile with delight you will greet;
Her flaxen hair curling
Sets gay hearts a-swirling
At High Jinks—but here we delete.
Debating, discussing and hikes,
Are among her particular likes;
At the S.C.M. camps
She's one of the champs,
Where she cooks us delicious delights.
Bev. Patrick, the gloomy, silent man of the Pub.
As business manager he has a very capable staff of
assistants. Though there has been a rumor current
to the effect that Bev. has been taking Maths, honours,
people with a strong grain of common sense refuse to
give credence to it. Bev. has been a very efficient
business manager, cheering the hard-working editorial
staff with bursts of tuneless song, handling huge sums
of money with the nonchalance of a Wall Street
financier, and grumbling at the editors for not realizing
his importance. When he becomes too pessimistic
for the Pub. to put up with him, Bev. goes out to sit
in lonely scorn in his ubiquitous Ford coupe.
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Bert wandered over here from Victoria two years
ago and proceeded to show the Physicists and Mathematicians how it should be done. His main haunt
is the first floor of the Science building, where he and
two other Physicists (?) contrive many wonderful
pieces of apparatus that won't work. In his less
serious moments, Bert sings bass in the Musical Society
or gives papers to the Maths. Club, in both of which
organizations he is a prominent member.
Miss Annie Taylor—auras of dignity and hair
demand the "Miss"—has the distinction of being one
of the few members of the English Honour Class who
are at once ornamental and intellectual. She is a member
of the Players' Club and Class Executive, and fills
with unbroken composure the position of president
of the Letters Club. To the uninitiated who may
think Annie discreet, let it be known that she was
chosen unanimously by the English department to
write a thesis on Ssh—"Courtly Love."
"R. G." has had a varied and rather notorious career
during his stay under these hallowed halls. Executively,
he has been treasurer of his class, curator of the Men's
Athletics, and president of the Arts Men's Undergraduate Society. Athletically, he has played Senior
rugby for Young Liberals and Varsity. Socially, he
has imbibed tea regularly, crashed the gate at class
parties in the approved fashion, and endured class
draws with becoming fortitude. Scholastically, his
record needs no investigation! He has achieved his
greatest fame in forensic circles because of his outstanding ability to take opposing views on any side
on any subject whatsoever.
Those who have penetrated Grace's apparent
reserve have a true friend, with a saucy wit, a quiet
charm and an unfailing consistency in annexing "first-
classes." We wonder where the two marks she
lost in English 13 disappeared. When not writing
History essays or reading novels, Grace is practising
French to use at L'Alouette, or attending class
functions. We wish her as much luck in capturing
"fortune" in the world outside Varsity as she has had
in winning her "firsts" here.
Frank is habitually found in that "school for scandal," the "Pub," discussing the latest developments
in the C.O.T.C. movement, of which he is the
leading light, and periodically attending to his duties
as senior editor of the "Ubyssey," to which position
he has graduated from editor of last year's "Muck-a-
Muck" page. In between times he manages to
function as president of the Men's Lit. and Leader of
the Opposition in the Students' Parliament. When
all his other duties permit, he takes a combined
Honour Course in English and Economics, with chess
and militia work as relaxations.
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In his Freshman days, "Ab" took a violent fancy
to French. Owing to his continued interest in that
subject, he is secretary of "L'Alouette." Besides a
full honors course in French, he has taken numerous
courses in Latin, and the result has been combined
honors. Other classical interests include the Classics
Club, of which he is the president. First-classes and
a scholarship sums up his scholastic record. Badminton forms his chief pastime. Ambition: To
complete a circle around the globe by a trip to Europe
via Eastern Canada.
Alfreda came to us three years ago from Switzerland,
bringing with her an excellent French pronunciation.
Her knowledge of French and German, together with
a winning personality, have made her a valuable
member of the French and German Clubs, president of
"La Canadienne," and vice-president of "Der Deutsche
Verein." Membership in the Players' Club has
made her memorable as Caroline's mother in "The
Usual Thing." Her scholastic record has been equally
good, for she has completed her University course
in three years, maintaining high averages in her honour
course in French and German.
Formerly of the class of '22, Bill, after six years of
teaching, during which time he was principal of
Rossland and Grand Forks High Schools, decided to
join us last year. He saw service overseas for two
years with the C.E.F., and is the holder of the Le Roy
Memorial Scholarship. Bill is taking combined honours
in Mathematics and Chemistry. He is a member of
the Mathematics Club and of the Chemistry Society.
On the completion of this year he intends to continue
in the teaching profession.
The privations of a boarding house have not prevented Hester from attaining honours in English, nor
from being a busy member of the Historical Society,
the Players' Club and the Swimming Club. Hester is
planning a librarian's course next year, and, if she
takes her bright smile with her and continues to hand
out books in the same cheerful manner with which
she has consoled many a student in our own library,
she will undoubtedly have an enviable career.
Now best known as one of the three physicists,
Fred began his checkered career with Arts '26 in
Victoria. A year with Sc. '27 in Fairview satisfied
him with Science, for he spent his next two years at
Camp Borden. He may usually be found either in
the Science building or in a swimming tank. Besides
swimming, he takes an active interest in the Maths.
Club, and still finds time to make his firsts in Maths,
and Physics with regularity and ease.
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Sam has spent four blissful years conjugating irregular
verbs, mainly Anglo-Saxon, and solving the transcendental mysteries of Walt Whitman and democracy.
Sam hails from Massett, B.C., where there has lately
been a famous murder committed. Other claims to
fame: A fisherman and a poet; has a cousin forty-three
times removed, who was once president of the United
States. Sam aspires to this position also, and has
ascended the first rung in the ladder by becoming
secretary of the Social Science Club. Favourite
quotation:    "Felix qui potuit rerum causas cognoscere."
If, on wandering through the stacks during the
afternoon, you hear a merry laugh, you can be fairly
sure that Margaret is holding her own. But frivolity
does not by any means make up the whole of this
willowy senior's existence. She loves to study the
covers and title pages of the reference books, because
she has decided at some future date to take a postgraduate course in library work. At other times
you may find her revelling in German lyrics and
"Aggie Ec." or attempting in vain to collect class
fees. Marg. has certainly earned, by her generous
nature, the reputation, "Always room for one more.
Jump in!"
"Slim" comes from Nelson, but, after four years
at college, one would never know it. As treasurer
of L'Alouette, a member of the Musical Society, and
one of the "terrible trio," he has become famous.
Odin spends his summer months at the mine in Atlin,
but, when not mucking, he professes to be busy
improving his French vocabulary. He hopes to go to
Pans when he has graduated.    We wonder what next?
Jean's distinguishing characteristic is an amazing
power to conquer. While a Freshette, Jean triumphed
in the vegetable kingdom as a carrot at High Jinks.
At Fairview she also defeated O.A.C. in debate, and
has retained her forensic position throughout Varsity.
Second year found her an adherent of the Pub., where
she rose through the successive stages of Assistant
Editor and Editor of the 1927 "Totem," until she
became Editor-in-Chief of the " Ubyssey." Clubs have
profited by Jean's papers—classical, historical and
literary—and her scholastic achievements have been
deservedly   rewarded   ever   since   she   matriculated.
"Al." has been known to all tennis enthusiasts,
not only as a member of the executive but also as a
racquet wielder of no mean ability. Soccer and basketball, too, have profited by his assistance. With regard
to academic achievements, he has maintained a second-
class average, while a major in English and History
and a few courses in Ec. show that he likes variety
in his studies as well as in the realm of sport.
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The product of three famous schools, namely,
Trinity College School in Ontario, the University of
California, and U.B.C, Howard is the epitome of
those qualities found in the truly educated. Those
who have surmounted the wall of reserve and dignity
with which Howard surrounds himself have found
in him brilliance, modesty and friendly sincerity.
Dillettante, literatus, amateur philosopher, economist,
musician, contributor to the "Ubyssey," member of
"La Canadienne," Howard hopes to continue the
process of education in European universities.
Whenever you see Evelyn she is invariably stewing
over an English play or a History essay. Although
majoring in English, she makes first-classes in Philosophy
with the greatest ease. Her favourite occupation is
going to S.C.M. meetings or other mysterious gatherings, about which she preserves a discreet silence.
Oddly enough she evinces a partiality for noon lectures,
and is therefore seldom to be seen in the cafeteria.
Evelyn, with her quizzical smile and her expression of
"I have a secret all my own," is treasured by her best
acquaintances as a real friend.
Johnny, in his four years at the University of British
Columbia, has taken a very active part in student
life. In his Freshman year he was captain of the
Intermediate "B" Basketball team, which captured the
Provincial Championship; during his Sophomore and
Junior years he played on the Intermediate "A" and
Senior "B" Basketball teams. Johnny has also been
treasurer of the Men's Athletic Association, and has
taken an active part in the Players' Club. While on
a timber cruise, he gained great notoriety as cook,
displaying marked agility in opening cans. We only
hope that he will be as great an asset to his future
friends as he has been to the class of '28.
"Subtle wiles are in her smiles
To set the world a-wooing."
Lorine is usually so busy talking to some fortunate
friend that she finds little time for study, although
her intentions are good, judging from the time she
spends over in the library. She expects to be a teacher
—of Mathematics—and is practising on a Freshman
already. She's an elusive person to describe she's
chic and dainty and petite, and her hair is the envy of
every girl, and—oh well, she's Lorine—'nough said.
Argument—Bill's in it and if he is not on the right
side Baron Munchausen turns green with envy at the
liquid mendacities which roll off his tongue. As a
result of early work, as debater and debates manager,
Bill was rewarded with the presidency of the L.S.D.—
that much renowned department. He is a member
of the Students' Council, Letters Club, Historical
Society and Social Science Club. Incidentally, he is
an Economics honour student. Hardly known socially
until his fourth year, and now	
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Athletics:    Rugby, rowing.
Forensic ability:    How's this?
1. Class debater.
2. International debates, 1926-1927, Idaho vs. B.C.
3. National Debate, 1927-1928, Dalhousie vs. B.C.
Executive tendencies:    Read this—
1926-27—Secretary A.M.U.S.
1926-27- Men's Literary Representative.
1927-28—President Arts '28.
On top of all that he's a Pre. Med. with a habit
of first-class averages.
Norma indulges rather successfully in History and
English, and adds a course in Philosophy for variety.
In her Sophomore year she was a member of the Players'
Club and of La Causerie, and this year she has taken
an active interest in the Philosophy Club. Norma
is often to be found wending her way to the Library,
ostensibly to study. Her smile and pleasant disposition have won her many friends during her
University life.
Harold brought to '28 memories of the golden days
at Fairview, since he would have graduated with '26
but for a sudden determination to see the world. For
three years he ran in the Arts '20 Relay and was a
member of the Track team that represented U.B.C.
at the intercollegiate meet at Edmonton in 1925. Since
his return to Varsity, Harold has been a supporter of
Canadian rugby, playing in the Intermediate team.
An idealist with the saving grace of common sense,
Alice has combined an appreciation of the true value
of a University education with a wide interest and
participation in student activities. English honours,
with a solemn study of the art of Henry James and of
Katherine Mansfield, and an obvious delight in the
subtleties of Beowulf and philology, have lent an
added dignity to the president of the Women's Literary Society, and an international debater. Amid-
intervals of championing the modern home and railing
against the I.W.W., Alice attends English 49 lectures,
writes reports for the "Ubyssey," contributes to the
"journalism" of down-town papers, and attends the
Letters Club.
No relation to "Big Bill," despite the determined
stand he took favouring American football. In every
line of college activity, Bill has acquitted himself
creditably; as first president of the Rooters' Club
and as editor of the Handbook, he has done his bit.
A veteran of three years on the Senior "B" Basketball
team, he has captained it for the past two. In social
life and in current discussions he has contributed his
share, and in all his work he has shown a forceful
energy and straightforward frankness that command
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Dune, whose appearance presents to the undergrads.
the supreme combination of all that is striking in
Johns Barrymore and Gilbert, came to U.B.C. first
as a Freshman with the class of '27. Between his
Junior and Senior years he spent a term slinging hash
on the C. P. R. coast boats, returning this year to
add lustre to the graduating functions of the class
of Arts '28. During his whole undergraduate life,
Dune, has been closely connected with the Canadian
Rugby Club, being the first president of that organization in 1923-4. He was also a player on Varsity's
famous American football squad, and this year looked
after the right outside position on the "Big Four"
Championship team.
Helen is famous for her rosy cheeks and her jolly
laugh. Generous doses of Economics and Histories,
with a dash of ethics, have not spoiled her cheerful
disposition. Care sits lightly on her shoulders, and
she has a faculty for absorbing a lot of knowledge in
the least possible time. In her Senior year, Helen
occasionally wears an impressive pair of "specs." Her
favourite diversions are filling her pen, collecting class
fees and getting Maggie's occupants to nine o'clock
lectures on time.
Guy comes from Victoria, where he was president
of the Students' Council in 1926. Since joining Arts
'28 in its third year, he has at all times identified
himself with our activities. Guy has played Senior
football for two years and was Men's Athletic Representative this year for Arts '28. Although an
honour student in Chemistry, "Doc" still finds time
to take in the odd dance. Favourite recreation: Promenade 4 deux to Varsity each morning.
Marien is the small Senior with long hair, brown
eyes, and a slight Scottish accent. In spite of the
last, she has a ready wit and always looks on the
funny side of life. After teaching in Burnaby, Marien
joined us as a Junior. While she majors in English
and History, she takes an interest in Geology, especially
Evolution. "It's all nonsense, anyway !" Her odd
moments are spent in waiting for books in the library,
and her odd pennies in financing the staff with her
fives. After graduation, Marien intends to return
to her chosen profession.
Neil is one of the most cheerful men on the campus.
High, wide and handsome, he meets life with a smile
and is never known to be seriously disturbed, not
even by class draws or unexpected mid-terms. On
arrival at Varsity, he was immediately claimed by the
Canadian rugby men, and for four years has directed
spilling operations from the centre of their line. When
not driving the red "bus," he can usually be found
puzzling over some problem in Maths. 16 or concocting
evil-smelling dye-stuffs in Chem. 3 lab.
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Not only Arts '28, but the University as a whole,
is glad to have such a man as Ab. as a member. This
fact is clearly shown by his appointment to many
important offices in the various University organizations. Although an honour student in Economics, his
breadth of interest has carried him to university politics,
athletics, inter-collegiate and I.W.W. debates, and
S.C.M. and class executives. The various groups
and individuals with whom Ab. has come in contact
have benefited by his dependable and systematic
thinking and acting.
Jean hails from Cranbrook, in the wild and woolly
interior. During her undergraduate years she has
become greatly admired for her unfailing kindness
and her outstanding personality. Among her many
talents is a decisive executive ability, which has been
brought to the fore by her election to the position of
secretary-treasurer of the Women's Undergraduate
Society for her third and fourth years successively.
We have only to wish for Jean's future as much success
and as wide a circle of friends and admirers as she has
had in her undergraduate days, and we will be wishing
her the best of everything.
"Johnny" is another of those Kelowna people who
have made their mark at Varsity. In his first two
years he was a member of the Intermediate "B" Basketball and Swimming team. He was treasurer of the
Swimming Club and captain of the Intermediate "A"
in his third year. In his fourth year he has been the
enthusiastic president of the Swimming Club. For
three years he has been a stand-by on the Arts '28
Relay team. He is the vertex of the Physics triangle
and our authority on X-Rays.
The year she entered college, Doris began to work
in that branch of college activities which she knows
best—Athletics. In her first year she was Women's
Athletic representative of her class and a member
of the Women's Senior "B" Basketball team. From
this position she worked up to her present office of
president of Women's Athletics, gaining experience in
her second and third years as president of the Women's
Track Club. Doris has filled every position with
marked executive ability and has put boundless enthusiasm into her work.
"Veni, vidi, vici"
An outstanding member of our year, David came
to U.B.C. as a Junior, from the University of Manitoba.
His initial triumph was the capturing of the coveted
Gold Medal for Oratory. Since then, as a prominent
member of the Players' Club, he has participated in
the Christmas Plays, and, as an intercollegiate debater,
has represented Varsity on the first team ever sent
to Winnipeg. A connoisseur of the artistic, David
is an admirer of European literature and art. He is
also deeply interested in sociology and racial problems.
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Bob is an honour student in Chemistry, and may
be seen in his lab. at almost any hour of the day,
working diligently in an attempt to discover a new
element. His moments of relaxation are devoted to
badminton; he has been an ardent supporter of the
game for the past three years. A member of the
Players' Club, Bob took part in the Christmas plays
in his Sophomore year. He will probably depart for
the East next year to continue his studies, and the
best wishes of the class for his success will go with him.
Dick Yerburgh is well known as a Conservative
with the courage of his convictions. Dick was one
of the leading lights in the ever-to-be-remembered
C.O.T.C. controversy and the Alma Mater meeting
that followed. As a debater, moreover, he has had
a spectacular career, both at Victoria and Varsity,
when he was one of the team that defeated Manitoba
last year, and went to Montana this season. In
addition, Dick is an Economics honour student, secretary of the Literary and Debating Society, Deputy
Speaker of the Students' Parliament, and a notorious
chess hound.
At various odd moments in her meteoric, if somewhat spasmodic, career at Varsity, Bice has functioned
successively and successfully as president of the Letters
Club, vice-president of the Women's Undergraduate
Society, and as the leading lady in "You and I."
Bice's mind, like her pocket, is full of the most useful,
artistic, and often profound, odds and ends. Like a
conjurer, she can produce an epigram, a theory of
ethical values, or a bright suggestion for the regeneration of the Patagonians from the one, as easily as
she draws forth a screw-driver or a banana from the
other. A series of bright ideas and a thoroughly
sensible if somewhat philanthropic "slant" on life have
resulted recently in the adoption of Nursing as a
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University against the College of Puget Sound, and Leslie Brown again
met Saskatchewan. Richard Yerburgh represented the University in the
Western Universities1 League, and Douglas Telford, William Masterson
and Albert Whiteley took part in the Idaho Debate.
In its fourth year the class repeated its former achievements, adding
further glory to its name. Arts '28 was represented on the Council
by Leslie Brown, William Masterson, Harold McWillians, William
Taylor, Hope Leeming and Doris Woods. Many of the debaters again
came from '28, among them being Richard Yerburgh, who debated
against Montana, William Masterson and David Wodlinger, who
represented U.B.C. in the Western Universities' League, and Douglas
Telford, who took part in the Maritime Debate. Albert Whiteley
brought further honour to the class by being elected Secretary of the
Western Universities' League for the year. Jean Tolmie had the dis^
tinction of being the first woman to hold the position of Editor'in-Chief,
and Philip Elliott was elected President of the Players' Club. As a
further proof of the versatility of the class, the women's team won the
relay at the ice carnival.
The class is greatly indebted to its Honorary President, Mr. F. H.
Soward, for the interest he has shown in '28's various activities, and
for the valuable assistance and encouragement which he has always been
found willing to give. Arts '28 expresses its deepest appreciation to
the many students who have established and maintained the splendid
record of the class, a record which has been built up in accordance with
the ideals of the University, and which, it is hoped, will help to preserve
the name of Arts '28 as a class which attempted in every way to bring
honour to its Alma Mater.
The Alumni
AN effort is being made by the many citi2;ens of Vancouver who are
graduates of this University to create a closer contact between the
alumni and the undergraduates than has previously existed. For this
purpose the cooperation of the undergraduates is required, and it is
hoped that, after the graduation of Arts '28, some attempt will be made
to retain the interest of the alumni in the University. The Registrar
will welcome any assistance which can be given in reporting changes
of address or similar matters.
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T IKE the Janus of proverbial memory, Arts '29 has, during its Junior
-*-' year, presented a double face to the world at large. It is regrettable,
but nevertheless true, that the class has been afflicted by the subtle
malady which almost invariably attacks every university class at some
point in its career. Pessimists label the malady lack of class spirit, and
point to the weakness of the whole as a sign of the inferiority of the
individuals. Arts '29, however, is sufficiently optimistic to feel that
the achievements of its members during the past year point to a sincere
interest in university life, which will, no doubt, be manifested still
further when the class returns as Seniors next term.
Arts '29 has been fully represented in almost every branch of
university activity. The class has been represented on the Students'
Council by Mary Carter and Ross Tolmie, and on the Literary and
Scientific Executive by Mary Watts and Greville Rowland. The fiery
Publications Board has been further enlivened by the work of May
Christison, Phyllis Freeman, Margaret Grant, Maurice DesBrisay, Bruce
Carrick, Laurence Meredith and Stewart Reid, and a great many members
of the class have taken a keen interest in the work of the minor organize
The debating laurels have, as usual, been upheld by the famous
Murphy twins, both of whom took part in two of the leading inter'
collegiate debates of the year, and by Greville Rowland, who also re
presented U.B.C. against Saskatchewan. The women, represented by
Helen Smith and Hilda Marshall, defeated Arts '28 in the interclass
debates, and a second team is prepared to meet Arts '31 in contest for
the shield. Helen Smith was also chosen to represent U. B. C. in the
debate against Washington.
The class has also been represented in athletics, and both the men
and the women have creditably upheld '29's standard in the various
sports. The class won third place in the Arts '20 relay, and many
members of the class have played on the major teams. The social events
of the year have added further glory to the reputation which the class
has already established in this respect. The precedent set last year in
holding a tea for the new members was continued with great success.
The class wishes to thank the Honorary President, Mr. F. G. C.
Wood, for the keen interest which he has shown in '29's activities, and
for the valuable assistance which he has always been willing to give.
The executive for the year included Rodgers Foote, Thelma Colledge,
Margaret Grant, Bruce Carrick, Helen Smith, Paul Murphy, Dora Bailey,
and Gordon Shields.
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HpHE class of Arts '30 has shown the benefit derived from its first
■*■ year at U.B.C. The diffidence of the Freshman has given place
to the assurance of the Sophomore. That we are active and interested
in college affairs is easily seen by the number of Arts '30 students par'
ticipating in college activities.
Arts '30 is well represented in the field of athletics, having Roger
Wilson and Phil. Barratt on the McKechnie team; Thelma Mahon, Claire
Menten and Rene Harris on the Women's Senior "A" Basketball team;
and Jack Chapelle and Jim Dunn upholding our class by winning first
places in the track meet. Arts '30 also distinguished itself by taking
the first three places in the CrosS'Country Run ; but the greatest
athletic achievement of the year came when the team won first place
in the Arts '20 Relay. We are also well represented on the Canadian
Rugby, Soccer, Swimming and Badminton teams.
We have also been active on the literary side of Varsity life. The
class maintains a high standard in debating, and has many active members
in the Players' Club.
Our class functions were remarkable for the unity and enthusiasm
displayed. Undoubtedly, we put on the best pep meeting of the year,
and held a very enjoyable tea dance at the Ravine. The class party
was the most original of the year, being the first and last of its kind.
No annals of Arts '30 would be complete without reference to our
Honorary President, Dr. Boggs. His untiring interest and assistance
have been greatly appreciated by members of the class.
The executive of Arts '30, headed by our capable President, Jack
Conlan, included: Betty Whiteside, Jean McGougan, Irene Poole,
Maisie Fenner, Elaine Colledge and Jack Parker.
Arts '30, famed as Freshmen for their ties,
Their verdant innocence and guileless mien,
A year, as Sophs., have swanked before the eyes
Of '31, who, open'mouthed and green,
Admired our manners, blase and serene,
Our calm assurance and our knowledge deep
Of everything within the U.'s demesne.
Now we pass on; and will, as Juniors, sleep
In lectures or the stacks of King John's donjon keep.
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I/" LA-HOW'YAH! Varsity. This is station Arts '31, broadcasting
■^ from the pages of "votre livre." Yes, we are the Freshman class.
We have worn our green and are proud of it, for it is the badge of diir
There is one aspect of college life in which no one can accuse us
of being green, and that is "sport." Of the eight members of the champion
Senior "A" Women's Basketball team, four are Freshettes who have
fought their way to victory in a score of games. There are also four
Freshmen on the Senior "A" Men's team. The Frosh won the inter'
class swimming and were victorious at Banff. Although they lost the
crosscountry run, they have a good chance to win the Governor's Cup.
Dick Bright and Jack Richardson are coming rugby stars, Jack having
won his big block letter. "Chuck" Wentworth and several other Fresh'
men have starred on the champion Canadian Rugby team. Grass and
Ice Hockey, Soccer, Badminton, and Tennis have a Large quota from '31.
Retta Tingley is one of Varsity's star swimmers and basketball players,
as well as being an excellent tennis player. Wally Mayers is also
starring in tennis and basketball this year. Doris James is playing on
the "B" Badminton team. On the whole, Arts '31 has the most represent'
ative group of athletes in the history of College Freshmen classes.
In other activities, Arts '31 has done its duty. Several members
of our year have been able to star in the Players' Club. Two, in fact,
namely, Alfred Evans and Eileen Griffin, have obtained leading parts in
both the Christmas and the Spring Plays. The women debaters have
scored a notable victory over Arts '30, while two Freshmen have secured
places in the debate with Victoria College.
The social side of University life has not been neglected, for the
Freshmen have already established an enviable reputation in giving class
parties. The Class Party and the Tea Dance both were successful in
a way that made the rest of the College marvel. At the majority of
the "pep" meetings, Arts '31 has provided the feature entertainment.
This opportunity, we feel, should be taken to express our gratitude
to Dr. McDonald, our Honorary President, for the way in which he has
willingly helped us out on every occasion; and also to the members of the
executive of the class who so creditably managed the affairs and guarded
the interests of the class throughout the year. The members of the executive were: Winston Shilvock, Marion Sangster, Jean Cameron, Edward
Paulsen, Margaret Finlay, Charles Gillespie, Retta Tingley, Jack Rich'
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A7TEMORANDUM of Agreement, made and signed this 10th day
•*■"■*■ of May, 1928, by and between President Klinck and Company Ltd.,
the party of the first part, and the class of Science '28, the party of the
second part, sometimes termed in this agreement the Engineers, sometimes
the Syndicate, sometimes something else.
The eight departments, viz., Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical,
Geological, Forestry, Mining, and Metallurgy, shall consist of the second
part, and shall hereinafter be termed the "Syndicate" or as aforementioned.
Whereas, the party of the first part holds and retains with a tenacious
grasp a certain number of valuable sheepskins, and
Whereas, the party of the first part has made provision to dispose
of these aforementioned articles, and
Whereas, the party of the first part demands numerous obligations
to be met by the party of the second part, and
Whereas, the party of the second part has spent five years in careful
and diligent investigation as to methods of discharging said obligations,
Whereas, the party of the second part, with an eye ever on the
aforementioned woolly hides, has trampled on all obstacles and professors,
Whereas, the party of the second part is desirous of acquiring said
skins for ulterior motives in the hereinafter future, and
Whereas, the party of the second part has provided eight members
for the McKechnie Cup team, and
Inasmuch as these members are known as Tupper, Farrington,
Sinclair, Jones, Morris, Gustafson, Logan and trainer Young, and
Inasmuch as the party of the second part has provided certain
members for the support of the hockey team, and
Whereas, these members are Newmarch, Bell, and Mooyboer, and
Whereas, the party of the second part has honour and distinction
since it has James Sinclair as Rhodes Scholar, and
Whereas, the party of the second part has several members on the
Science Men's Executive, namely, Morris, Farrington, Newmarch,
Logan, and
Whereas, the party of the second part has taken part in all and
every social function and scandal held during a five-year period, and
Whereas, the party of the second part has done lots of other things
and Will probably do  lots more. (Continued on Page Sixty-one)
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Civil '28. "Doug" is among the energetic members
of the class. His executive ability has been proved
by his position as a member of the class executive,
president of the Ice Hockey Club, and president of
the Outdoors Club. He has represented Varsity for
several years on the first Ice Hockey team, and on the
Varsity Swimming team. Doug, has also distinguished
himself in scholastic work, and in Engineering he has
had a great deal of practical experience, having spent
several very instructive summers on various branches
of Civil Engineering. With all these accomplishments,
"Doug" should be well equipped for his selected
Electrical '28. Lionel justly deserves the high
esteem in which he is held by his fellows in Science.
Rumour has it that he is popular with half the Arts
as well. Fast in taking notes, witty in conversation,
original in idea, generous in filling the bomb. Tennis,
occasional golf, stiff collar, and scholarly discourses
on A.C. batteries, and such like, are a few of his
known hobbies. With qualities which made him
a successful president of Sc. '28 last year, he should
be an asset to his chosen profession.
Jack came to Canada from the Granite City and
brought a large piece of it over on his shoulders. In
spite of this handicap he holds a top place among the
Electricals and has reached his last year without a
supp. against his name, which in itself is an achievement.
Jack delivers ice or runs a laundry during his vacations,
but his college term seems to be chiefly taken up with
the intricacies of transformers and alternators.
Usually called "Fiji," since he hails from "down
under." He is one of the "miracle men" and plays
a sterling game. He has successfully held the position
of class athletic representative for four years. First
classes are his specialty, and, needless to say, he is a
scholarship man. During vacations, John may be
found in some mine or ably shouldering a pack with
the Geological Survey. He has been known to indulge
in fairly strong expressions, and it is rumored that on
one occasion he completely routed an army of Arts
men with his language.
One of the pair of miners. Swannie is so patient
that he can sit through the driest lecture without
yawning or looking at his watch. Being a member
of the Musical Society, he often livens the long lab.
hours with choral numbers. During the summer he
roams over B. C. or the Yukon with a G.S.C. party.
He is one Science man who has never been known
to use the current violent expletives, but, if published,
a handbook of his original expressions would fetch a
fortune. He is quiet and unassuming, but there is
more to him than appears on the surface.
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Smiling Ed., the class geologist. He has a wide
and varied knowledge of rocks, mines and the Yukon,
obtained between sessions. Nearly all his waking
hours are spent in a small room on the ground floor
of the Applied Science building. We suspect, however,
from the happy way in which he pores over his fossils,
that he is the first man to discover how a microscope
may be used to watch the "passing show" through
the window of his hermitage. Incidentally, his marks
in various subjects are sinfully high.
Gusty gained undying notoriety in his first four
years as the "Iron Man" of Varsity Rugby, crashing
a triumphant passage unscathed through all opposition.
Girl shy during this time, he finally fell hard, and,
like Samson, his iron man reputation went up in
smoke with a smashed shoulder soon after. A
marvellous command of English has made Gusty's
vitriolic and virulent comments on passing play a
striking feature of Varsity backfield offense for the
last five years. A profound knowledge of power
transmission is his outstanding scholastic achievement.
One of the five hard-working electricals. He has
a fine Varsity record by passing each year without
a supplemental and leading the electrical students in
his third year. His chief joy seems to be working
out electrical labs, and eating peanuts. He intends
to be a radio engineer and design crystal detectors.
For a Science man he has a very quiet and pleasing
manner.    Commonly known as "Sheik."
Hugh is one of the sawdust twins of Forestry '28.
He frequently indulges in a sudden recess from a
boring calculation by throwing anything from a chalk-
brush to an armchair at his classmates. A constant
scarcity of matches seems to be his chief worry. Hugh
belongs to the Outdoors Club and has played intermediate rugby for several years. His scholastic achievements are such that he generally shows up well at exam,
One of the eminent surveyors of the class, Al.
joined Sc. '28 in its first year. His friendly grin,
ready wit and absolute impartiality in difficult problems
have won him many friends. Among his numerous
athletic achievements may be mentioned the fact that
he is both a member of the Science team and the
McKechnie Cup squad. His popularity as secretary
of the class is unquestioned, and his participation in
University social activities most prominent. A
twelve o'clock fellow from a nine o'clock town.
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Civil '28. Better known as "Gord", he has been
an active member of Science '28. As president of
Science '28 this year, his ability in executive work has
been well shown. As for athletics, his position as
a member of the McKechnie Cup rugby team speaks
for itself. In scholastic work he has shown his ability
by winning the Engineers' Book Prise. His sincere
and quiet disposition are most admirable traits, and
"Gord" may best be described as "a gentleman and
a true friend."
Civil '28. Joe is one of the studious members of
the class. He believes in attaining the maximum
amount of knowledge possible, and has been rewarded
by consistently obtaining first-class standing throughout
his course, and also by winning a scholarship in his
second year. Besides this Joe finds time to aid his year
in inter-class sports, and his sage advice on the class
executive is always appreciated. Owing to his powers
of concentrated effort, we look forward to his reaching
a high position in his chosen profession.
Although Wilf. is a member of Civil '28, it has not
detracted from his sense of humor nor his "cheery"
remarks on the behaviour of his classmates. Perhaps
Wilf. is better known as one of the original miracle
men of last year; he can still be seen in action with
the Science or the McKechnie Cup squad. Other
sport attractions consist of pole-vaulting, rugby
write-ups and dancing. Wilf. acts as secretary of the
S.M.U.S. and of the Rugby Club, as well as being
a member of the Musical Society.
Civil '28. Previous to this year Malcolm spent
four years at the Royal Military College, Kingston,
Ontario. The short time we have had him with us
has given us some very enjoyable moments. What
we know of him above all is that he has been a creditable
addition to the class. His aptitude for work should
be very beneficial in his chosen profession, engineering.
As a native son of B.C., Hec. has proved himself
to be one of the characters in Science '28. His unfailing
good humour and assortment of jokes provide the
entertainment for all draughting periods. After
spending his youthful days on the North Shore, Hec.
decided to continue his studies at U.B.C, entering
with Arts '27. During the summer months he spends
his time on forestry surveys. Despite the efforts of
the Forestry Department, Hec. has remained loyal to
Civil '28, where he has shown himself to be a hard,
conscientious worker, and we predict for him a brilliant
future in the engineering profession.
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One of the hard-working "electricals." Throughout his college career "Jerry" has been very prominent
in student activities and has obtained real fame by
"advertising underwear." Among other things, he
plays ice hockey, tinkers with the stage lights for the
Players' Club, and this year works for the S.M.U.S.
as vice-president. His red blazer and business-like
manner are familiar to many, both in Science and Arts.
Nothing sticks him except Electrical 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Art. came to the university with the class of Arts '24
and later joined the Faculty of Applied Science, specializing in Chemical Engineering. He has interspersed
his studies with a great variety of work, having been,
in turn, a school teacher, surveyor and, latterly, an
oil chemist. His varied experience has taught him
that the easiest way to make a living is to talk someone
out of it, so he is going to be a salesman, preferably
of oil. Art. is the type to make good in any field
of endeavour, so we have no misgivings as to his
ultimate success.
First year Arts and Science: Chalk heaver, plaster
tosser, scholarship, Intermediate rugby. Second year
Science: Scholarship, Intermediate rugby. Third year
Science: McKechnie Cup rugby, associate editor
"Ubyssey", treasurer Rugby Club, secretary Men's
Athletics, editor first "Rugbyssey". Fourth year
Science: McKechnie Cup rugby, president Men's
Athletics. Result: Fireman, cup-buster, Rhodes
Alan is a native son of New Westminster and a
member of the Civil gang. On entering Varsity he
had a fine aquatic record, which he more than sustained
during his Freshman and Sophomore years. As a
member of the Varsity Swimming Club, he specialized
in the plunge, and copped many points for the Blue
and Gold in this event. Alan has the rare faculty
of combining practical efficiency with theoretical
knowledge and technical training. With these
attributes, coupled with a sincere and forceful personality, he is sure to win his professional spurs at an
early date.
To members of Civil '28 he would scarcely be
known unless referred to as "Connacher," which title
he acquired through his ability in slinging the ball on
our original Intermediate Canadian Rugby team.
He is a native of Frederickton, but, in spite of this
fact, has acquired considerable skill in handling .001
radions and similar atrocities, and in turning in "gems"
in seminar exams., which may account for his marks
always bordering on the first-class line. It is rumoured
that he and Bob Young are going to forsake the profession and sell parts for Star cars—however, no
matter what he takes up, we know that his quiet ability
will carry him far on the road to success.
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Gregg is a firm believer in the instalment plan
of getting an education. His Varsity career began
in 1916 with Science '20. At the end of his second
year he left to join the Air Force, returning to us in
his third year to complete his course in Chemical
Engineering. In the interim he has gained a great
deal of experience in Applied Chemistry and Assaying.
He aspires to be a combustion engineer, which achievement should not be difficult for a man of his experience
and ability.
tadashi tokunaga
The great little silent man of the Electrical quintette.
Tadashi, in spite of five years spent among Science
men, has never been known to use the language so
common to the draughting room. As a student, he
is a steady and conscientious worker and is rewarded
by high averages in exams. His interests, apart from
his own studies, are devoted to teaching a class of
fellow men from the "Land of the Lotus Blossom."
He is also a keen follower of basketball, an interest
which he probably derived from his early years at
King George High.
The other sawdust twin of Forestry '28. Ernie,
as he is more intimately known, started out with Arts
'26, but soon joined Science. Broadcasting is not his
favourite sport—he is just that quiet kind whose good
nature never varies. Ernie is a man of simple tastes,
and, as far as we know, he is free from the blandishments
of tie fair sex; thinks women are good only to look at.
His long suit is public speaking, where he discourses
on the merits of timber cruising before a large audience,
consisting of two enthusiastic supporters.
A resume of Bert's career is essentially a rugby
record. He started as captain of the championship
school team in '22, then played championship Frosh
in '23, U.B.C. '24, McKechnie Cup '25-26-27. Indomitable courage and a genuine capacity for leadership
resulted in his captaining the Varsity for the last two
years, and his miraculous performance in leading last
year's team to the first Coast championship in three
seasons is the ranking athletic achievement of recent
times. His peerless display of all-round rugby against
the Maoris gained him a permanent niche with Ternan
and Hunter at the head of Varsity's Hall of Fame.
Good scholastic standing, athletic and class executive
positions and an all-round track record complete his
Although a graduate of North Vancouver High
School, "Wolfe" went East to commence his university
education at the Royal Military College, Kingston.
After spending four years there, during which time he
studied and played soccer, he returned to this province
and joined our Civil Engineering class last October.
Since then his chief diversions have been rugby and
wrestling with Castigliano, in both of which activities
he has achieved considerable success.
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Civil '28. Familiarly known as Bob. This smiling
youth, after taking his Senior Matric. in Alberta, came
directly to Science. After negotiating his first two
years with much success, he decided to become a
Civil Engineer. During the last year Bob has been
trainer for the Rugby Club, and has performed well,
bringing many groans from bruised players. These
dangerous activities, however, have not prevented
him from making his usual first-class marks, nor have
they dampened his sense of humour, which has
brightened the dull spots of our course.
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(Continued from Page Fifty-four)
Now This Agreement Witnesseth:
First—The party of the first part agrees, for a certain consideration,
to transfer to the party of the second part twentyeight sheepskins,
more or less, black or white, tanned or untanned, individually, or two
by two, on May 10th, 1928.
Second—The party of the first part agrees to mutter strange words
over the heads of each and every (more or less) member of the party of
the second part, and to crown all members of the Syndicate with a piece
of 12 inch plank;
Third—The party of the first part agrees to disregard all obliga'
tions, difficulties and whatnots experienced by the party of the second
part from now to the date mentioned hereinafter;
Fourth—The party of the second part agrees to transfer to the
party of the first part the premises, lock, stock and barrel, which they
now inhabit, including desks, seats, cuspidors, blackboards, and any
and all other things thereunto appended;
Fifth—All members of the Syndicate, other or otherwise, agree to
beg, borrow or steal $20.00, and turn over said sum to the party of the
first part in consideration of the feelings of the said party and for the
hereuvmentioned sheepskins;
Sixth—All members of the Syndicate hereby agree to scatter and
wander, hither and yon, upon the face of the earth without a mother
to guide them;
Seventh—All members of the party of the second part hereby agree
to hold a grand reunion in Hades at some distant date in the future;
Eighth—In the event of any clause in the above contract being
broken, all specifications hereunto set forth shall be null and void, except
the grand reunion.
In Witness Whereof the parties to this agreement have hereunto
set their hands and seals, at the city of West Point Grey, B.C., on the
day, month and year first herein written.
(Signed)      President X Klinck.
Gordon Logan, Pres., Sc. '28.
Allan Jones, Sec'y, Sc. '28.
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"/^OME, now, are you with me? This is big stuff! Oh, pshaw,
^ there's the bell ! A'a'alright." Sc. '30 migrates to the Applied
Science building and sometime after ten o'clock is ready for another
lecture, and the big C—;—r sweepstake is on. It was a failure tcday—
because he only asked fifteen questions, and the lowest ticket number
was twenty. However, we now know how to improve a duplex pump
by adding a few springs to replace levers, etc.
Evidently many of the boys do not get up early enough to get a
substantial breakfast, for at the end of the second lecture they retire to the
draughting room to partake of some nourishment. What can't be eaten
in ten minutes can usually be finished in the next lecture. Yesterday the
McKechnie Cup team came near to losing a valuable player. "Foerster"
nearly, choked to death when asked a question just after he was seated.
He got rattled and swallowed his lunch paper along with a sandwich.
Twelve o'clock sees a mad rush for the armchairs in the Common
Room and for comfortable positions at bridge games. "Holland's"
losses were heavy tcday, chiefly owing to the fact that "Smith" trumped
his ace to upset him after he had redoubled a four'spade bid. They
had to call in "Hrennikoff" to calculate the score.
Our draughting room on a Saturday morning is an interesting place.
Although few of the boys have received medals from the B.C. Musical
Festival, they can warble many a fine song. McKechnie and Harrower
often treat us to classical selections—"II Trovatore," "Souvenir," "Song
My Mother Taught Me," etc., but are often interrupted by a man who
has "surveyed graveyards for the Eskimos."
Many unusual expressions can be heard at any time, which are
usually emitted by someone who has decorated a drawing with a few
blots of ink or discovered that the bull pen appears to be situated on
the Upper Playing Field.
Because of our experiences, we feel it is our duty to give Science
'31 the following information: Students who take the Spring Survey
Course should know how to close traverses from incomplete notes and
to make maps from wrong observations and missing data. Otherwise,
when working on maps the following years, they will be saying, "Oh,
how could I be so dumb!"
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F—ma,— Have I answered your question?
We are:—
the engineers who wear red shirts, the envy and the enemies of
Artsmen, the University's most punctual class.
(refer Dr. Buchanan).
We were:—
the hosts at the University's most brilliant ball.
We have:—
many famous athletes in Hockey, Rugby, Track, Soccer, Boxing,
Swimming and Basketball. The Barratts, Estabrook, Murray, Mason
and Player, well known in English Rugby. Henderson and Alpen,
stars in basketball and track. Playing the Canadian game are Andersen,
Comozai, Dirom, Jackson, Mitchell and Haggerty—tough as iron quenched
at W (approx. 1500° F.). Lastly, we must mention Williams, right
tiddle on the tiddle'de'wink team.
To Klinck and Kershaw (not Hawkshaw) we owe this remarkable
mathematical research: XY=YX. Let X=l, Y=3, on substitution
13=31 •'• in the 13th session we have Science '31, the University's most
remarkable year.
Andy Andersen -
Kenneth Cruise   -
Bob Fraser
I. Smith
K. N. Stewart     -
Big Chief.
Deputy Chief.
Chief Scribe.
Chief Tax Collector.
Chief Athletic Rep.
Chief Howl.
Mr. Duckering,
A Remarkable Episode, entitled:
"The Trail of '31"
Full till Xmas.            ^
% full after Xmas.     ^C«
Checked by:                9 s"t 1
Weary Profs.              -S
Date?                            *J ±-
If she has a car.
Honorary President and Master
of Ceremonies,
ably directs the class  medley.
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Agriculture '28
"COUR eventful years have come and gone since the members of Aggie
■*■ '28 started their "back to the land movement" in a scientific way.
Assimilating knowledge from mouldy books did not weigh as heavily
on our consciences as perhaps it should, and, accordingly, we enjoyed
ourselves to the full while working for a B.S.A.
A unique position is held by our class in that we are the last who
have experienced a session at the old quarters in Fairview to graduate
from the new buildings. Good old Fairview! Good old Braemar—
a name which conjures up to our minds five'minute hikes from the main
buildings over to the "Aggie bull pen," thrilling soccer games on the
Aggie campus at the back, while on the side lines an absorbing game
of horseshoes is in progress (losers supply the ice cream bars), and, last
but by no means least, shall we ever forget those hilarious joy rides in
Tom's bus from Braemar to the point?
Do you remember the rumor that the citizens of Vancouver saw
a man going home dressed in a barrel? And a man who did penance
by walking down the street in bare feet on a rainy day? Those men
dared to raise the ire of the "husky Aggie students toujours." The
"Murders of the Rue Morgue" cannot be compared to the atrocities
committed by the bloodthirsty crew of Aggie '28.
Arriving at our permanent quarters at the Point, we found that
our ranks had been considerably thinned, but we are up to our full quota
again through additions who are a credit to the class.
Practically every member has been judging at Portland. Members
of the Agronomy team in 1927, Dick Asher and Ken. Moffatt did ex'
ceptionally well against stiff competition. Of the Dairy Cattle team
of the same year, Cam. McKenrie and Keith Thorneloe were members.
This year, too, Doug. Mclntyre was a member of the General Livestock
Judging team.
In 1928, Dick, Cam. and Keith were members of the champion
Dairy Products team, winning a splendid permanent cup for the highest
team. Dick was high man individually, and the team as a whole copped
the shield given for the best team judging cheese. In the Dairy Cattle
team, which was equally successful, Les. McKay was high man of the
contest.    This team had the highest score ever recorded at Portland.
To our Honorary President, Prof. H. M. King, and the other pre
fessors, much credit can be given for any successes we have had, and
we are warmly grateful for the kindly interest they have taken in us.
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Dick comes from the Sunny Okanagan. He started
in at U.B.C. with Agriculture '27, but, at the end of
his second year, took a year off. He was class president
of '28 in his third year and treasurer of the Agricultural
Undergraduate Society this year. He represented
U.B.C. on the Agronomy team at Portland in 1926,
and distinguished himself by being high man in Dairy
Products judging this fall at the same exhibition.
He is also a valued member of the Aggie entry in the
Arts '20 Relay.
A graduate from King Edward High School and
Vancouver Normal School, Roy entered Varsity with
Arts '27. After completing his first year, he took a
Summer School course in Saskatchewan, returning in
the autumn to change over to Agriculture. Another
summer in Alberta, Roy visited the Peace River
country, and returned to take another year in Arts.
Graduating from Agriculture, we hope Roy will be
able to make use of the liberal education he has received
at U.B.C. In addition to his academic achievements,
he has taken a keen interest in Badminton, and also is
a livestock judge of no mean ability.
Edgar is a native of Vancouver and one of the
original members of Agriculture '28. He seems to
have managed to get along without overworking,
although his fondness for Chem. 2 was most marked.
The most noticeable things about him are his expressive
language and his supposed dislike for women. He
thinks farming ought to be done with a tractor with
an overdrive on it.
Bill started his college career in Arts '27, but he
later saw the light and transferred himself to Aggie '28,
where he played soccer in his second year and was
one of the Paovi Nurmis on the Agriculture Relay
team in his third year. Last year he also officiated as
the faculty reporter. This year Bill is scribe of the
annals of the Agriculture Undergraduate Society, and
on the executive helps to guide the Aggies in the way
they should go.
Harold is a wise guy, although you wouldn't think
it to look at him. He showed his good sense when
he came to Agriculture '28. He is a real farmer.
Since he worked two summers on the Experimental
Farm at Indian Head, Sask., there is not a problem
in grain breeding or growing on which his august
opinion is not heard, although not necessarily solicited.
Favourite occupation: Looking for warts on spuds.
Favourite saying: "You're all wrong; when I was at
Indian Head, etc., etc."
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As president of the Aggie Undergrad. this year,
Ken. has demonstrated his ability as a leader, a diplomat, and a worker. Although born in the East,
his home and interests are in the Okanagan. He
was an1 enthusiastic athlete in his younger days. He
represented the University, and particularly the
Department of Agronomy, at Portland in 1926. His
summers have been spent in the bush on soil surveying
Since "Mac" has cast his faithful old Lisde of the
1910 vintage on the scrap heap, he now manages to
make most of his 9 o'clocks on time, for which
the profs, all register great relief. Besides being an
amateur Ford mechanic, cattle rustler and general
farm hand with first-class papers, he pumps a mean
paddle with the "straight 8" crew on Coal Harbor.
Doug, is majoring in Animal Husbandry and is keenly
interested in horses of the broncho type and no special
gait. Witness his ability in understanding animals
in the fact that he was a member of the General Livestock Judging team at Portland in 1926.
Les. came to us from the Agassi? Experimental Farm
several years ago. Les. has the honour of being the
only married man to graduate from Agriculture. He
has been a member of several Track teams, and in 1924
won the honour of being "high point man" of the year.
In 1926 he was a member of the Animal Husbandry
Judging team at Portland, and in 1927 was high man
on the Dairy Cattle team. We can predict a wonderful
career in the Dairy Cattle industry in B.C. for him.
"Cam" hails from New Westminster, but, in spite
of this handicap, he knows more people of importance,
and some not so important, between Vancouver
and Winnipeg, than anyone else whom we know.
In his Junior year he was "high man" of his team at
Portland, while as a Senior he was a member of the
winning Dairy Products team at the same show. He
is a member of the executive of the L.S.D. and president
of the Live Stock Club, but nevertheless finds time for
a "little" work on odd occasions.
A true horticulturalist who hales from the berry-
lands of Hatsic. Being the only senior girl this year,
Grace guides the destinies of the women Aggies and
holds a position on the famous Women's Undergrad.
Executive which was responsible for the Leap Year
Ball. She is second vice-president of the Aggie
Undergrad. this year, and, as in past years, has been
of valuable assistance to the executives when it comes
to arranging for banquets, parties or dances.
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Like the "Lone Star Ranger", Keith has had to face
all dangers unassisted, for he is the only one majoring
in Dairying. Last year Keith travelled with the
Dairy Cattle team to Portland, and this year was a
member of the victorious Dairy Products team. He
was also a player of note on the Intermediate Rugby
team in his earlier years and has sprinted on the Relay
for three successive years. As treasurer of his class
in his third year, and as class president in his fourth,
he demonstrated his ability both on the Agriculture
Undergrad. and class executives.
Agriculture '29
A LTHOUGH the personnel of Agriculture'29 is exclusive, as evidenced
*■ *• by our small number of seven, our average morale is kept within
natural bounds by the neutralising presence of three Animal Husbandry
men. Jack Swanson, the Guernsey maniac, by perpetually slipping into
fits of despondency and weariness, has effectually and discouragingly
offset the smiling countenance and easy levity of Lindsay Black, the
notable Groundimist. While Cecil Yarwood, with commendable zeal
and purpose, has been devoting himself to the noble game of tennis,
Ralph Brooke, of Arm Salmon, has been so depraved as to indulge in
"horse'shoes" in the immediate vicinity of the Aggie building. Of
course, Josephine Ink, as one would expect, blotched the Faculty arms
by getting badly diluted at the Arena swimming gala of March 10th.
However, this disgrace was more than offset by the generosity of Roger
Hoodlum in transporting the Agronomy 4 class to the elevator, the
flour mill, the bakery, (the brewery?) etc.
Such a life as we Agronomists lead has been too common for that
high'brow, Tommy Lott, and he has deserted our glorious colours for
Plant Pathology. It grieves us sorely even to mention his name and
Altogether, though, the Agronomists are doing pretty well in over'
coming these handicaps.
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HTHE Executive of Agriculture '30 is composed of: President, Shirley
■*■ Preston; Vice'President, Fred Grauer; Secretary, Lyall Currie;
Discussion Club Representative, Irene Christmas; and Athletic Club
Representative, Dick Spillsbury. The remaining two, W. Dekema and
Thomas Aspinall, complete the class.
The first term was notable in that no class meetings were called,
but Agriculture '30 became more ambitious in the second term, and held
two informal meetings. At the first two, debaters were chosen to
debate against Agriculture '31; the second was called to discuss the
acceptance of the invitation of Agriculture '29 to combine with them
for the purpose of holding inter'class addresses and debates.
These meetings proved a constant source of controversy, the subject
of one leading to further debate for the following week.
At the Agassis judging competition last Spring, Irene Christmas
brought credit to the class by winning the "Lady Jane Chapion" cup
for the year.
The Spring exams, proved the intellectual efficiency of Thomas
Aspinall, for which he was awarded the General Proficiency Scholarship.
Agriculture '31
LL the campus knows about Aggie '31. Indeed, we are a remarkable
L class, having produced debaters, relay runners, Latin scholars,
cattle judges, musicians, plowmen, and the only Aggie Freshette. Milly
Winram is noted as figuring in a successful debate against Arts '28.
Herbert Falls, Harold Cliffe and Bert Roberts are three of the men re'
sponsible for the Aggies' success in the Arts '20 Relay. Tom Leach
as President, Herb. Falls as Vice'President, and Ruth Stuart as Secretary-
Treasurer, preside occasionally over round'ups of the embryo farmers.
Our class party was noted for its punch and "the good time had by all."
How many?    Oh, there are twenty of us.
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Young man
Pretty sick;
Doctor called
Treat him quick!
Little cot,
Very hot.
Pulse is felt,
Pretty nurse
Asks him where
Feels it worse?
Doctor says
"Save his life—
O.R. for him,
Carving knife."
Fourteen weeks
Lies in bed,
Wishes that
He was dead.
By and by,
Feeling gay,
Grabs his clothes,
Goes away.
Office writes:
"Glad you're well.
Here's your bill"
"Oh-?? H'U".
Sells his bus,
Boots and shirt.
Pays his bill.
Wow, it hurts!
Doctor sends
His account,
"Please pay
Above amount."
Squares the Dec.
In seven years.
Meets some pals,
Several beers.
Hits a cop—
Starts to grin,
Cop shoots,
Lets daylight in.
Back in ward,
Same old nurse,
Reports his heart
In reverse.
St. Peter points
To empty berth,
Asks him how
He left the earth.
"Paid my bills,
But yesterday
Hit a cop,
Then slipped away.
"Heavy fine,
Go to gaol—
Cannot pay,
Feel so pale."
"Don't worry, kid,
No cops here--
Help yourself
To another beer."
And the verdict
Young man,
On a spree,
Resp. ceased—
R.I. P.
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Five years—and still a wonder! Athletic representative, vice-president, and winner of the Women's
Canadian Club Scholarship! Merrily she sailed through
hospital days, her lightheartedness and ability for
acquiring friends making her famous. This year,
marked interest was noticed in Epidemiology when
she collected some Rubella germs. We wonder how
she gets away with sleeping in lectures (except Mental
Hygiene), absorbing knowledge through the covers,
and bridging "day and night."
Mabel's keen mathematical ability made our moneybags show a wonderful balance in her second year.
There is no "maybe" about "Maybelle" when she
thinks a thing, she says it. Her ready sense of humour
and cheerful ambitions have carried her through two
strenuous hospital years, and now, in her fifth year,
she is still showing her well-known ability—the
Creche Christmas tree and examinations being proof
of this fact.    Favourite study: Ford car anatomy!
F-ull of fun, yet dignified.
L ate for lectures tho' hard she's tried;
O-ur president, the very best,
R-ules out all untimely jest—
A-nd sees that everyone gets a ride.
Besides being our capable president, Flora has held
the offices of Athletic representative, assistant treasurer
and class representative on the Hospital Council,
yet finding time for Badminton, skiing and hiking.
Anne certainly is a credit to her uniform, for in
hospital days she was popular not only on the wards,
but also on the Students' Council. This year she
has been really a treasure, arranging teas and dances.
When she is not nursing or attending lectures, you
may find her playing tennis, dancing, hiking or swimming. We have all found that when Anne says
"I won't," she won't!
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HTO the average undergraduate, mention of the class of "Education"
■*• seems to convey a mental picture of a group of old and dignified
men and women who look with disdain upon all those poor unfortunates
who have not reached such an exalted intellectual level. Such a picture,
however, is entirely in the imagination, for, far from being old, it is
an acknowledged fact that one or two of our members have been taken
for members of Arts '31.
At times, however, we do seem to have more than our fair share
of troubles. For five weeks of the year we have to instruct the youth
of our city, and, besides the burden of trying to fill the empty heads
of the pupils with our acquired knowledge, we try, incidentally, to show
the school authorities that for the future welfare of the province our
services as teachers are indispensable. These weeks are indeed nerve'
wracking and trying, and an outsider should be very careful about ap'
proaching us, for fear that our overtaxed nerves may snap and all the
fire of our wrath be poured upon the innocent bystander. Besides all
this, we are given so many intelligence tests during the year that we
wonder at times if the Department of Education gives us credit for
possessing any brains at all.
However, our trials and tribulations do not last all the time, and
during our spare moments we do our utmost in connection with University
activities. It is indeed unfortunate for us that the fact that we are so
often absent from college prohibits us from taking a more active interest.
Nor are we inactive in a social way. Early in the first term we
gave a party in Willow Hall, and can only hope that the outsiders who
were present did not have their ideals of how "teachers" should behave
entirely shattered. This term we put on a real "hike"—not the usual
"Varsity hike"—and those enthusiasts who climbed to the top of Holly'
burn Ridge certainly enjoyed themselves skiing and tobogganing.
Much of the credit for the activities of the class goes to the members
of the executive who have been faithful in carrying out their duties in
addition to their ordinary studies. This year we have been very fortunate
in having as Honorary President Dr. G. M. Weir, the rest of the executive
consisting of: President, Russell Robinson; Vice'President, Cora Hard'
ing; Secretary, Dorothy Russell; Treasurer, Max Cameron; Men's
Athletic Representative, Bob Henderson; Women's Athletic Rep'
resentative, Jean Musgrave; Class Reporter, Phyllis Hemsworth.
In conclusion, we can only say that it is with regret that we realize
the fact that this year sees the close of our careers at Varsity, and as
we go out we hope that the class of Education '28 will not be entirely
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The Masters' Course
VXTHILE it is true that most of the graduates newly'Capped at this
** University are forever lost, as a result of the freedom of the first
summer, to academic sight, it is equally true (and also significant of any
or all of a number of circumstances) that some few strays return to the
autumn fold. For these last, who are faithful in the pursuit of higher
learning, timid in the fenceless meadows of life, or at a standstill for
the time being on the edge of those meadows, there is this refuge: that
they are put out to winter pasture for a few intense months of intellectual
fattening. And in the spring, if all goes well, a new sheepskin is theirs,
and for an indefinite future period they bear the distinguishing mark
of M.A., M.A.Sc, or M.S.A.
It is indicative of something or other— an attempt to be more definite
is almost impossible—that in the last ten years enrollment in the Masters'
Course at U.B.C. has increased from eight in the session of 1918'19 to
fiftyone in 1927'28. This increase has been more or less steady, but
the largest enrollment was recorded five years ago, in 1923'24, when
twelve women and forty'two men were registered in the course. Since
then the figures stand as follows:
During the present session, nine women and thirty-five men are
working in the Faculty of Arts and Science toward the M.A., while
five men are candidates in the Faculty of Applied Science for the
M.A.Sc, and two men are registered in the Faculty of Agriculture in
courses leading to the M.S.A.
But these are facts and figures which, like all their kind, are in
themselves dull and meaningless. Interest and significance can be imparted to them only when they have been interpreted-—and the obvious
interpretation in this case is that higher education, to which public
opinion attaches a definite value, is fairly widely sought at U.B.C. The
steadily growing popularity of the Masters' Course is the best evidence
we have of the fact that education, in the literal sense of the word, is
the ideal which many students in British Columbia have set for themselves.
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The Publications Board
VX/ITH a brilliant past to live up to, or live down, the "Ubyssey"
* * has pursued a tranquil course this year, confining its venom to
mere "downtown" critics and giving its student public the benefit of
a genial disposition. Without any predisposed ambition either to
please or ruffle, we have followed a path of moderation, content to record
the activities of the student body and to pass a word of mild censure or
friendly advice on the more obvious errors of student kind. Perhaps
this was inevitable under the guidance of a pseudcphilosopher with
distinct Spinoristic leanings, combined with an unconquerable tendency
to realism under the stress of the biweekly issue.
On more than one occasion has the Publications Board been the
centre of interest. In October the Pacific Intercollegiate Press Conference
met at the University of British Columbia, and the "Ubyssey" had the
privilege of entertaining the delegates from the Western American
Universities. On still another occasion the "Ubyssey" stepped into the
limelight. The editorial staff put on a "skit" at Theatre Night, and
the feature department incurred enough notoriety to carry it through
the year by its "Beauty Contest."
An excellent staff, with strongly individual opinions and an enormous
capacity for hard work, has accomplished the by'no'means light task
of editing the thirty'eight issues of the year.
Frank Pilkington, the Senior Editor of the Tuesday issue, accomplishes
prodigies of work with ease and nonchalance. He tackles the make'up
like a rugby player, and, while others watch amazed, will produce a
finished page with vivid heads. Frank's self'confessed temptation to
"yellow journalism" comes, perhaps, from his lurid past as editor of last
year's, sulphurous muck page. An Aristotelian breadth of knowledge
and interests accounts for the fluency and pungency of his editorials.
George Davidson is the Senior Editor of the Friday issue. The
air of dignity which marks his issue may be accounted for by his Ciceronian
gravity and the extent of his classical knowledge. George anxiously
watches over the fortunes of his issue to see that no "giddy" departures
disturb its highly respectable tone. A genial attitude, and a conviction
of the efficacy of generous praise and the hopelessness of criticism "any
way," have lent an air of paternal cheerfulness to his editorials.
The associate editors have been three in number this year. May
Christison, the Senior Associate, has done excellent work on the Friday
issue. Staunch and absolutely dependable, May has remained at her
post, and her wholesome editorials and more than one "Health Notice"
testify to her kindly concern for the general health of the student body.
Bruce Carrick started the year as Chief Reporter, but soon found
that he preferred to deal with the foibles of student'nature from the
heights of the editorial column, than to struggle with their particular
manifestations in late reports and lack of style. Bruce is noted for his
endurance, having sat up till twelve one night reading proofs.
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Stewart Reid, the Pub. dilettante "par excellence," combines the
nonchalance of a widely read man of the world, with an ability to confine
his attention to the unattractive details of head'writing and makeup.
Maurice Desbrisay, as Chief Reporter, has nobly upheld the Pub.
tradition of hard work. Maurice is the father of the reportorial staff,
manfully bearing the brunt of the outbursts of editorial rage, and gently
urging the reporters on to better efforts in higher journalism. A cheerful
stoic with a magnificent sense of responsibility.
The Feature Editor—the man whose enormous popularity with the
reading public has been the subject of much jealousy on the part of the
more "serious" members of the staff—occupies one of the most difficult
positions on the paper. Rod. Pilkington, following the example set by
his brother last year, has written and edited two pages of original humour
every week—an unenviable and Herculean task!
Laurence Meredith has done excellent work as Literary Editor.
The Literary Supplement, which was issued in February, was an achieve'
ment of which the "Ubyssey" is proud. The excellent quality of his
work speaks for itself.
The Sports Editor, Irvine Keenleyside, is usually found using the
only complete typewriter in the Pub., and reading the "Saturday Evening
Post." Irvine has an uncanny way with sports reporters and gets his
copy in on time- an accomplishment which is the envy of the Chief
Dudley Gaitskell has done double duty on the staff as Cartoonist
and Reporter. It is as the very successful cartoonist that his work has
been most valuable, and his art makes up in quality what it may lack
in quantity.
Temple Keeling, owing to the excellent quality of his reports, won
promotion to the position of Assistant Editor, where he is rapidly acquk'
ing the art of make'up and head'writing.
Bev. Patrick, the Business Manager, has the sad and worried air
proper to a man with such large responsibilities. He is pessimistic
about human nature, and refuses to listen to a cheering word about
advertisers, firmly convinced that the business section of the Vancouver
public has a heart of stone.
The Business Staff, as a whole, has been very efficient this year.
Ralph James, the Advertising Manager, has the prosperous look of a
man well satisfied that he is squeezing all the ads. possible into the paper.
Allan Lloyd'Jones, as Circulation Manager, braves the waiting
mob with the imperturbable nerve of a man doing his duty to the best
of his ability.
Two business assistants, Alan Chandler and Ralph Brown, have
done valuable service in securing ads. and sending out bills.
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The Literary and Scientific Department
'"THE Literary and Scientific Department has had a most unusual year.
•*■ At the beginning a change was made in the representation by
grouping the Literary Societies together under the leadership of the
Debates Manager, and by electing one representative for the Language and
Literary Clubs. The constitutions of the Philosophy Club and Menorah
Society were considered and accepted.
Aside from this, the Executive found that it was meeting to very
little purpose. Few budgets were submitted, and the bills were nearly
all from the Musical Society, Players' Club and Debates. The feeling
arose that, considering the little work that was being done, the Depart'
ment was a mere masquerade to the student body, and that only an
executive was required. Thus, after a great deal of discussion, joint
sessions with the Students' Council and an Alma Mater meeting, the
Literary and Scientific Department has become the Literary and Scientific
Executive. The three members representing the smaller clubs have been
excluded, and in future a club bringing business to the Executive will
do so by a direct representative for the one meeting.
The Executive of this year wish the Executive for the next every
success in the working out of the new constitution.
The Mathematics Club
THHE increased attendance at the Mathematics Club shows the growing
-*• interest in this subject. The papers have proved to be of great
interest and have helped to introduce to the members many branches of
the science not covered in the undergraduate courses.
In the fall term we heard from Mr. H. Smith a method of determining
an "Approximation to an Integral," and from Mr. Mellish on "Vector
Analysis." Mr. Jackson spoke on the "Origins of Calculus," and Mr.
James on "Mathematical Recreations."
At the first meeting of this term Mr. Patten gave an interesting
paper on "Conformal Mapping." Dr. Nowlan gave an address on
"Line Co'ordinates," a subject quite new to most of us. We have yet
to hear from Mr. Petrie on "Spectroscopic Binaries" and from Mr. W.
The officers for the year were: Honorary President, Dr. Buchanan;
Honorary Vice'President, Mr. Richardson; President, Mr. D. Allan;
Vice'President, Mr. R. James; Secretary, Miss Beth Pollock.
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The Literary Society
""PHIS year the Literary Society has again been following an experiment,
*■ and, on the whole, the experiment has proven a success. Other
years have seen members of the Executive going mad trying to make
unwilling and uninterested people "turn out," but this year has been
In the beginning the Men's and Women's Societies, considering
their small numbers, joined forces. Frank Pilkington, former Men's
President, and Alice Weaver, former Women's President, became the
leaders of the new combination, and, assisted by Richard Yerburgh,
Denis Murphy, Harry Hickman, together with the Literary Representa'
tives of the various years, drew up a programme for the year. Every
other meeting was reserved for the Students' Parliament, while the inter'
mittent Wednesdays were taken up by speakers and debates.
The Students' Parliament is discovered to be extremely interesting
and amusing by anyone who cares to attend, and the rear section of
Arts 100, reserved as a visitors' gallery, has usually been well filled.
But the members of the house are interested in its debates rather than
its audience. From the moment that Lionel Laing, solemnly begowned,
enters the Speaker's chair, and reads the first resolution of the day, excite'
ment runs high. Government, with Denis Murphy as Prime Minister,
sits on the right'hand side, while the Opposition, led by Paul Murphy,
brother of the Premier, occupies the left'hand benches. When discussion
becomes too heated, and members forget parliamentary etiquette, Albert
Whiteley quickly rises "to a point of order," until, corrected by the
Speaker, the honourable member for Kootenay resumes his defense of
the rights of his constituents.
As usual, the Inter-class Debates were run off successfully with
Agriculture, Arts '28, Arts '29, Arts '30 and Arts '31 competing. In
addition, a challenge debate was held between the Literary Society and
the International Club over the advisability of organizations among
aliens in Canada.
Other outstanding drawing'cards have been the Fascisti meeting,
conducted by M. Chierando, and the equally exciting I.W.W. propa'
ganda meeting addressed by a very excellent speaker from that organ'
i2»tion. Argument at both of these meetings waxed very fiery. No
less heated was the O.T.C. debate and the open forum, when each one
present sputtered through a five'minute harangue on an extempore subject.
The last event was the oratorical contest, not so enthusiastically supported
this year as formerly, probably owing to the late dates of some of the
larger debates.
On the whole, the combined Society has achieved its purpose.
Its membership has been small, but every one who has attended has
been interested, either as a listener or as an aspiring and enthusiastic
public speaker in his own right.
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La Canadienne
"TOURING the past year twenty students of French have found ample
*~^ opportunity for improving their conversation at the fortnightly
meetings of La Canadienne, where programmes of conversational games,
charades, songs and addresses have proved both entertaining and beneficial.
Not only have these gatherings been used to gain facility in conversation,
but also to learn something of the customs and ideas of the French people,
under the guidance of the Honorary president, Monsieur Delavault.
To those students who have so kindly placed their homes at the
disposal of the club, the members wish to express their sincere thanks.
The executive for the year consisted of: Honorary President,
Monsieur Delavault; President, Alfreda Thompson; Vice'President, Jack
Sparks; Secretary, May Christison; Treasurer, Downie Kirk; Literary
Representative, Beth Dow.
T 'ALOUETTE has had a very active and successful year under the
*~J capable guidance of our Honorary President, Miss Greig. A series
of interesting and instructive programmes, in which every member of
the Club took part, has been arranged and presented by the three active
group leaders, Miss Haddock, Miss Gammie, and Mr. Barr. Valuable
assistance has been rendered by Miss Berry, who has been our pianist
throughout the year. The Club has amply justified its existence through
the opportunities it has given for practice in conversational French.
Arthur H. Beattie, the President, has been assisted by an efficient
executive composed of Margaret Estey, Vice'President; Abner Poole,
Secretary; OdinSostad, Treasurer; and Mary Frith, Press Correspondent.
Der Deutsche Verein
HPHE college year 1927'28 has been a very successful one for "Der
•*■ Deutsche Verein." The Club was formed last year to meet the
growing interest in German among the students. Meetings have been
held twice a month at the homes of different members. The relating
of anecdotes, the singing of German folk songs and the playing of games,
together with conversation and refreshments, have helped to pass away
many an instructive and pleasant evening. Although it is among the
youngest clubs of the University, it has already distinguished itself
through the spring programme, consisting of songs, dances and a short
comedy, "Eigensinn," produced under the capable direction of Miss
Battle and Dr. Maclnnes.
The executive for the year has included: Honorary President, Dr.
Isabel Maclnnes; Honorary Vice'President, Miss Josephine Battle;
President, Beattie MacLean; Vice-President, Eleanor Dyer, and Secretary
Treasurer, Elsie Nordberg.
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The Classics Club
'"PHE past year has marked a steady progress on the part of the Classics
■*- Club. With Prof. Robertson as Honorary President, and Abner
Poole as leader of the Club's destinies, good work has been accomplished.
A start has been made towards establishing archives for the Club papers,
and it is the intention of the executive to dedicate the archives to the
late David Warden, last year's president, under whose leadership the
Club had its most successful season. The executive for the past year
has consisted of: Honorary President, Prof. L. Robertson; President,
Abner Poole; Vice'President, Margaret Estey; Secretary, George
The papers this year have been extremely varied and have covered
a large range of subject matter. At the first meeting, Mr. Robertson
gave an address on "Cicero's Proconsulship." At the first meeting of
the second term, Dr. Todd gave an additional lecture on a second phase
of Greek architecture, "Greek Sculpture of the Separate Figure Style,"
which paralleled his last year's lecture on "Greek Temple Styles." The
other papers given this year were as follows: "Etruria and the Etrus'
cans," Margaret Gammie; "Roman Furniture," Abner Poole; "Plutarch,"
A. McCharles; "Sulla," Harold King; "Spain," Miss Mowat; "Roman
Music," Hilda Marshall; "Pliny the Younger," Mr. Rouvier; "Literary
Circle of Augustus," Jean Tolmie. A number of papers still remain
to be given at the time of writing, and it is expected that by the end
of the term a record number of papers will have been delivered.
The Menorah Society
A FTER being organised for some five years, the Menorah Society
**■ this year became affiliated with the University. The Society has for
its object the discussion of current problems, with particular reference to
problems of Jewish life and activity. The meetings for the year were
held at the homes of members, where the entertainment took the form
of papers, discussions, musical numbers and debates. For some time
the general theme for study has been a discussion of "The Reconstruction
of Judaism," the papers being based on an article of that name by Maurice
Kaplan. Mr. Wm. Taylor gave an exceedingly well'prepared and
interesting paper on the life and work of Disraeli. Another very in'
teresting address was given by Mr. Leo Mahrer on "The Spirit of Music,"
the speaker adding considerably to the effect of his remarks by gramo'
phone and piano selections. A debate with the Menorah Society of
the University of Washington, held in Vancouver, proved of great
interest and entertainment to all. As a culmination of the year's activity,
a banquet was given in honour of the graduating members. The execu'
tive for the year was as follows: President, Norman L. Gold; Vice'
President, Harry Freeman; Treasurer, J. Shore; Secretary, B. Tobin.
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The Letters Club
f ANADIAN and American authors held prominence in the first
^ half of the Letters Club programme for 1927'28. "Marjorie
Pickthall" and "T. C. Haliburton" formed the subjects of a Canadian
evening, while "Emily Dickinson," "Carl Sandburg," and "Lafcadio
Hearn" were chosen from among the Americans. A paper on "John
Masefield" was also given in this term.
In the second term, two novelists, "Disraeli" and "Anthony
Trollope" were studied. There were two general papers, one on
"Nonsense," and the other on "Dramatic Interpretation."
A dissertation on the unusual subject of a German legend, "Tyl
Ulenspiegel," completed the programme.
The members of the club reading papers this year were: Annie
Taylor, Alice Weaver, Leslie Brown, Philip Elliott, Hope Leeming, Sam
Simpson, Robert Thorpe, William Taylor, Jean Tolmie, Bice Clegg,
and William Masterson.
The papers were, on the whole, well done, and showed that time
and thought had been spent on them. Valuable suggestions regarding
the organization of material and effective reading were given by the
Club's critic, Dr. Walker.
The Club owes its thanks to the various hostesses whose hospitality
has helped to make the meetings so enjoyable.
The executive for the year included: Honorary President, Mr.
Larsen; President, Bice Clegg; Secretary'Treasurer, Annie Taylor.
Owing to the resignation of Miss Clegg at the end of January,
Miss Taylor was elected President, and Miss Mary Watts was appointed
Secretary of the Club.
The Chess Club
HP HE session of 1927'28 has seen the University Chess Club become
*• an established institution. Although boasting only one year of
age, the club has a membership of fifty with every prospect of in'
creasing this number. The year's activities included two tournaments
and a number of matches with local chess clubs, as well as the introduction
of various chess novelties, such as "kriegspiel," simultaneous chess and
"chaturanga." In addition, a series of lectures on the different phases
of the game were given in the spring term. The officers for the session
were: Honorary President, Prof. G. Shrum; President, R. A. Pilkington;
Vice'President, J. G. Morgan; Secretary'Treasurer, F. Underhill; Com'
mittee, E. H. Tull and M. McGregor.
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The Students' Christian Fundamentalist Society
HTHIS year, the second that the S.C.F.S. has been in existence, has
-*■ proved as profitable as the first. The meetings have been conducted
along very similar lines. There has been a brief devotional period,
followed by a talk on some Bible topic. Occasionally students have
addressed the meetings, but more frequently outside speakers have given
talks that have been both stimulating and sincerely enjoyed. As well
as a number of prominent local ministers, the Society has been addressed
by visiting men, among whom have been Mr. Grubb, Dr. Glover and
Dr. S. S. Shields. The meetings are held once a week, at noon'hour.
There is no fixed membership, but all who are at all interested are welcome
to attend.
The officers for this past year have been: President, Douglas
Honeyford; Vice'President, Esther Denman; Secretary, Elva Milley;
Advertising Secretary, Eugene Cameron.
The Student Christian Movement
HTO the student body as a whole, the S. C. M. is synonymous with
*■   the weekly noon'hour lectures, but, in reality, these are but one
phase of the Movement.
Other aspects are equally important. Weekend discussion camps
draw groups of twenty or thirty to the North Shore; and evening dis'
cussions are also popular, but the study groups on Dr. H. B. Sharman's
book, "Records of the Life of Jesus," form the nucleus of the Movement.
One of the treats of the year was bestowed upon us by the United
Church in the person of Dr. Ernest Thomas, of Toronto.
Roy S. Lee, of the International Student Service, and Bruce Grey,
Student Volunteer representative, paid us brief visits. Murray G.
Brooks, our National Secretary and formerly one of the leaders in "Y"
work in India, reached the coast early in February. To an appreciative
body of students he interpreted the life and spirit of Mahatma Gandhi.
The club wishes to thank the Honorary President, Professor H. T.
Logan, and other members of the faculty, for their interest and support.
The executive for the year was: President, Victor Osterhout;
Vice'Presidents, Bessie Hurst and Ken McAllister; Secretary, Margaret
Moffat; Treasurer, Ab. Whiteley; Publicity, Suzanne Jackson; Groups,
Margaretta Underhill and Harry Hendry.
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The Historical Society
HP HE Historical Society this year followed the precedent established
■*■ last session and held seven meetings instead of six. In each term
the various aspects of one topic were discussed. Thus the first term was
given over to the careful consideration of imperialism. The first meeting
was devoted to Roman and British Imperialism, the second to Spanish and
United States Imperialism, while the last was meant to give the members
of the Society an opportunity to form moral opinions, and so Imperialism
as a factor for good or evil in History was debated.
The second term was given over to the absorbing topic of current
events. At the four meetings papers were read on the following subjects:
"British Columbia and Better Terms," "Is the European Occupation of
India Detrimental?" "Should the European Powers withdraw from
China?" and the "Race Question in the United States." During both
terms the members have evinced no reticence in setting forth their
opinions, and some good discussions have taken place.
The Honorary President of the Society, Dr. Sage, has taken a keen
interest in all our activities. The executive for 1927'28 included:
Honorary President, Dr. Sage; President, Gwen. Musgrave; Vice'
President, Harley Hatfield; Secretary'Treasurer, Paul Murphy.
The Social Science Club
IN the spring of 1927 a few students who were especially interested
in the study of Economics recognized that there was need of a society
which would encourage the study of that subject. Towards that end
the old Social Science Club was revived, and "under new management"
has had a moderately successful year.
It was decided that, in order to provide an adequate background
for future discussion of modern questions, the entire history of economic
thought should be studied. Papers were contributd by the members
on the economic, political and social ideas held by such men as Plato,
Aristotle, Robert Owen, and Karl Marx. Outside speakers, including
Prof. P. H. Boving and Dr. Lyle Telford, were invited to address the
Club on subjects in which they were especially interested.
The members feel that, since most of the groundwork has been
done and the Club is now well on its feet, there is no reason why it
should not become one of the most important and active organizations
within the university. The only obstacle to the success of the Club
is the inertia of the students themselves; it is hoped that this has already
in some measure been overcome, and that the students will continue to
avail themselves of the opportunity the Club affords to discuss some
of the more pressing problems of to'day.
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The Society of Thoth
HTHE Society of Thoth has brought its second year of activity to a
•*■ successful conclusion. At the beginning of the year, Scribe R. A.
Pilkington was elected Grand Scribe; others of the executive being:
Second Scribe, H. F. Underhill; Scribe of the Papyrus, A. Burch; and
Keeper of the Baksheesh, Miss Grace Ryall.
To fill vacancies left by members graduating in 1927, twelve new'
comers were admitted after passing a gruelling initiation and a test in
the Seven Lively Arts.
On Homecoming Night, November, 1927, the Royal Egyptian
Ballet presented a new rendering of the H Judgment of Paris," which scored
as great a success as its predecessor, "The Coming of Thoth." In the
Spring term, a select chorus from the Ballet edified the Artsmen's Smoker
with an entrancing Hula dance.
Throughout the Spring term a series' of meetings was held, at which
the members in turn read papers on Journalism and the Seven Lively Arts.
The Society of Thoth is now firmly established in the University,
and is looking forward to a new series of successes in the coming 1928'29
Studio Club
IT is something to look back over a year's work without regret; it is
more to be able to take the same survey with satisfaction, yet the
Studio Club may safely do both, for all in all the past season has been
most successful. The object of the Club, namely, the increase of musical
knowledge and appreciation through social intercourse, has been attained,
while the meetings have been entertaining both musically and socially.
The membership of the Club, though strictly limited to competent
musicians, has included this year not only many excellent pianists, but
also artists on the violin, cello and trumpet.
The programmes have been varied and of a high standard. Such
topics as the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, modern music, choral music,
Schubert, Beethoven's symphonies, etc., have been made the subjects
of an evening's study, and the papers and addresses have invariably been
followed by brisk discussion. The Club would like to express its thanks
to Miss Blanche Nelson, Dr. Sedgewick, Dr. MacDonald and Mr. Rid'
ington for their excellent addresses upon musical subjects.
The "studio" has sometimes been the private home of one of the
members, but more often the home of a member of faculty, kindly lent for
the occasion. The executive for the past year has been: President, Leslie
Brooks; Vice'President, Kathleen McLuckie; Secretary, Esther McGill;
Archivist, Juliet Johnson.
As long as there is music there will be a Studio Club; and as long
as there is a Studio Club there will be music.
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The Biological Discussion Club
A T the beginning of the year a programme was drawn up for the
■**■ coming year, which was to give the development of the methods
of biological research in all its various branches. Accordingly, in the
fall term, R. Pillsbury gave a paper outlining the proposed programme,
"The Evolution of Experimental Reasearch." This was followed by
papers on the following topics: "Ancient Times to Vesalius" by J.
Kask, "Vesalius to Leeuwenhoek" by V. Lucas, "Leeuwenhoek to the
Publication of Mendel's Work" by G. Pendray, "Publication of Mendel's
Work to the Present Day" by M. McPhail. In the spring term the
programme was more varied: Prof. Boving gave a paper on "Eugenics."
"The Development of the Science of Bacteriology" was given by V.
Hudson and M. Mellor, "Development of Experimental Methods in
Histology" by H. McWilliams, "Palaeobotany" by L. G. Millward,
"Development of Plant Pathology" by Prof. Dickson, and "Timber
Cruising on Redonda Island" by J. MacMillan.
The executive for 1927'28 has been: Honorary President, Dr. C.
McLean Fraser; President, Richard W. Pillsbury; Vice'President,
Vivienne Hudson; Curator, Murchison McPhail, and Secretary'Treasurer,
Verna Lucas.
The Agriculture Discussion Club
DY persistently encouraging the backward ones to get up and talk,
■*-' and by giving the willing ones an opportunity to have their say,
the Aggie Discussion Club tries to make every Aggie graduate a capable
speaker who can take his share in farmer discussions. The artifices
employed to create an interest are debates, a public-speaking contest,
mock'trials, and a banquet.
Toward the close of the 1926^27 session, Herb. Ross won the medal
for our Public Speaking Contest, while Agriculture '29 ran off with the
Aggie Debating Cup. The crowning achievement of the club during
the same session was accomplished when we romped off with the Inter'
class Debating Shield open to the whole University. The forensic
gentlemen who accomplished this feat were Les. Mallory, Jack Berry,
Herb. Ross, and Lindsay Black. In the present race for the Aggie
Debating Cup, Agriculture '29 and '30 have survived to the final round.
The present executive wishes to thank Prof. P. A. Boving, the
Honorary President, for the time he has devoted to the success of the
club, the members of the faculty who have so willingly lent their assistance,
and the students for their interest and co'Operation.
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The Philosophy Discussion Club
T AST year it was felt by many Philosophy students that a club
■*-' should be formed. With this object in view, a meeting of all
those interested was held just after the April examinations; a committee
of five was then appointed to draw up the constitution of the Club and
to report upon it early in the fall term. In this way the Philosophy
Discussion Club got off to a good start when the University re'opened.
The committee had done its work well, with the result that the Club
had a short business meeting shortly after the opening of the term. In
November the Club held its first discussion meeting at the home of Dean
and Mrs. Coleman, when Dr. Weir spoke on "Psychology in Education."
Dr. Wyman then lent her home for the following meeting, at which
Prof. Henderson spoke on "What is Philosophy?" At the time of
writing, the Club is looking forward to two more meetings this year.
The executive and officers for the past year included: President, Lionel
Laing; Vice'President, Lillian Coade; Secretary'Treasurer, Ruth Wilson;
Executive, Elsie Reid and Jack Sparks. The success of the first year
of the Club has been largely a result of the splendid aid of the honorary
members and officers.
Chemistry Society
ONE of the oldest student organizations at  the  university is the
Chemistry Society.     Its purpose is to encourage interest in topics
of a scientific nature among the students.
During the past year a series of bi'monthly meetings have been
held, at which members of the Chemistry Department and students
have given addresses of a very interesting and diversified nature. The
meetings were alternately "open" and "closed," the former being attended
by any students, while the closed meetings were held for students taking
the higher chemistry courses.
The Society started well with an open meeting, at which Dr. R. H.
Clark gave a talk on "Odour and Constitution." Early in the spring
session, at a meeting at the home of the president, Mr. R. Wright gave
a paper on his thesis, which dealt with "Contact Resistance of Carbon."
At the next closed meeting, held at Dr. Archibald's home, six short
talks were given by students, dealing with the chemical aspects in auto'
mobile manufacture. These talks were given, a week later, at a meeting
of the B.C. Branch of the Canadian Chemical Association.
The executive for the year included: Honorary President, Dr.
Archibald; President, Ferdinand Munro; Vice'President, Frances Fowler;
Vice'President, Guy Waddington; Secretary'Treasurer, John Legg.
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HPHE Geological Discussion Club has, this session, made quite a mark
■*■ in its records. It has become affiliated with the Canadian Institute
of Mining and Metallurgy, and joint meetings have been arranged with
the local branch of that organization. It has also made a concession
to the economic side of Geology by admitting the Third Year Miners
to membership. In February last, the Club was honoured by a visit
from Dr. Andrews, of the Geological Survey of N.S.W., Australia.
Of the papers given during the session, perhaps the most outstanding
were those given by Dean Brock, "The Life of Dr. George M. Dawson;"
Dr. M. Y. Williams, "Sandstone Dykes of Southern Alberta;" J. E. Kania,
"The Hidden Creek Mine, Anyox;" F. L. Fournier, "Photography as
Applied to Geology;" and J. L. Farrington, "Mineralogy of the Premier
Ore'bodies," the latter being given before a combined meeting of the
Club and the Institute.
The executive for the 1927'28 session was: Honorary President,
Dr. T. C. Phemister; President, Louis G. Millward; Vice'President,
Frank L. Fournier; Secretary'Treasurer, Russell M. Logie.
The Engineering Institute of Canada
HPHE U.B.C. Student Section of the E.I.C. was formed in the fall
*■ of 1927, and is now one of the most promising organizations. In
previous sessions this club was known as the Engineering Discussion
Club, which was dissolved in favour of the more progressive society, em'
bracing a much wider field and benefitting by the guidance of the parent
The aims and objects of the club are to facilitate the acquirement
and interchange of professional knowledge among its members; to pro-
mote their professional interests, to encourage original research, to develop
and maintain high standards in the engineering profession, and to enhance
the usefulness of the profession to the public.
Weekly meetings are held, at which illustrated addresses are given
by prominent members of the engineering profession in British Columbia,
and these have been well attended. In its first year the club has been
heartily endorsed by the Faculty and students of Applied Science.
The executive for the year consisted of: President, Elon Bebb; Vice'
President, Jack Legg; Secretary'Treasurer, Archie Peebles. The lantern
slides were capably handled at the various meetings by Robert Morrison.
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Left to right:   Keith Thocneloe, Dick Asher, Cameron MacfCenzie, Prof. M. S. Golding.
HPHE history of the Livestock Club dates back to 1921. The purpose
■*■ of the club is to further the interest and discussion in agricultural
matters, and to supplement class work.
Under the auspices of the club and under the direction of the Depart'
ment of Animal Husbandry and the Department of Dairying, two judging
teams were sent to compete in the intercollegiate judging competitions
at the Pacific International Livestock Exposition at Portland, Oregon.
This year the Dairy Cattle team was composed of Les. McKay," Ralph
Brooke, Jack Swanson, and Joe Ink as alternate. The Dairy Products
team was composed of Dick Asher, Keith Thorneloe and Cameron
Both teams were successful in winning their respective contests,
competing with teams from Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and
California. During the spring term it has been the practice of the club
to hold an annual banquet, and, jointly with the Department of Animal
Husbandry, to put on a student judging competition at the Experimental
Farm at Agassiz.
The executive for the year was composed of: Honorary President,
Professor H. M. King; President, Cameron MacKenzie; Vice'President,
Joe Ink; and Secretary'Treasurer, Jack Swanson. A great deal of
credit is due to the Honorary President, Professor H. M. King, Professor
R. L. Davis, Professor Hare of the Department of Animal Husbandry,
and Professor M. S. Golding of the Department of Dairying, for their
efforts with the judging team.
Left to rfght:   Prof. H. M. King, J. Ink (Alternate), Ralph Brooke, J. Swanson. L. W. McKay, A. E. Oglivie vAssistant Coach).
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Intercollegiate Debates
HPHIS year the University participated in several debates with other
■*■ institutions, and, although rather unfortunate as far as the question
of wins and losses is concerned, every debate was most keenly contested,
and any defeat suffered by the University of British Columbia debaters
came only after a most bitter and dogged struggle.
This year marked the formation of a triangular debating league
between the Universities of Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia.
According to a contract drawn up at the outset of the forensic season,
it was agreed that the University of Idaho should send a team to Van'
couver, and that this University should send a team to Missoula, Montana.
Thus each institution would be taking part in two debates, and a cup
was to be donated to the University winning both of its debates. The
fortunate debaters were eventually those bearing the colours of the Uni'
versity of Idaho, but it may be said that Messrs. H. Freeman and B. Tobin,
who debated against Idaho, and Messrs. Yerburgh and Brazier, who went
to Montana, did all in their power to bring back the cup to British
Columbia. The resolution contested was: "Resolved, that American
investments in foreign nations should be protected only by the government
of the nation in which the investment is made."
C. W. Brasier H. Freeman R. Yerburgh B. Tobin
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According to the schedule of the Western Universities Debating
League, the U.B.C. this year sent one team to Winnipeg to meet the
University of Manitoba, and engaged in debate with the University of
Saskatchewan here in Vancouver. The resolution for debate throughout
the league was, "That commercial Imperialism is a perpetual menace to
international peace." The debate at home was the most largely attended
debate for over three years. Messrs. Denis Murphy and Greville Rowland were this University's representatives against Saskatchewan, and
carved a niche in the memory of debate fans by their defence of the
resolution, although it was a losing fight. Of the three judges, two were
finally moved to render their decision in favor of Messrs. Britnell and
Nainby, of Saskatchewan, and as that latter University also won in
Saskatoon against Alberta, the McGowan Cup is again the property of
the University of Saskatchewan.
Messrs. Bill Masterson and David Wodlinger fought their way
through the snow and ice of the prairies to Winnipeg to take part in the
U.B.C.'s other debate in the league. This constituted probably the
strongest team that ever represented the University at another city,
but the bad luck that followed all forensic relations this year was again
in evidence, for the decision was rendered in favour of the University
of Manitoba.
G. Rowland     D. Wodlinger     W. Masterson     D. Murphy
D. Telford P. Murphy
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For the first time in history, a debating tour was organized under
the auspices of the National Federation of Canadian University Students
to tour Canada from one extreme to the other. Representatives of the
Universities of Acadia, New Brunswick, and Dalhousie arrived in Van'
couver on February 20th, after having completed a most successful tour
of the Dominion, and it was with the keenest anticipation that an overflow
audience crowded out the Women's Building on the following Wednesday
evening to hear them debate against this University. Mr. Hazen Fulton
of New Brunswick had been the guest of the Canadian Club, the Women's
Canadian Club, and the University Club during his visit to the city,
and hence Messrs. Paul of Acadia and Howse of Dalhousie were the
representatives of the Maritime Universities to debate here.
Messrs. Douglas Telford and Paul Murphy were to take the
negative of the resolution, "That the present day system of buying
manufactured articles on the installment plan is beneficial to the buying
public," while the Maritime debaters elected to sponsor the cause of
so'called "high'pressure salesmen." The affirmative succeeded in winning
both the decision of the judges and of the audience, but the battle'scarred
team that had toured Canada, and fairly well exhausted discussion of
the subject, took away with them a most keen respect and admiration
for debating talent in the "far west."
The women's debate is quite late in the season this year, and at
the time of going to press the only thing that can be said is that Misses
Betty Moore and Margaret Muirhead are preparing to upset the hopes
of the Washington co'eds who are to be here on March 23rd. The resolu'
tion is a very interesting one, namely, that American institutions are
attempting to educate too many people. It will be defended by the
University of British Columbia at home, while Misses Margaret O'Neill
and Helen Smith will take the negative of the same question in their
debate at Seattle on April 3rd.
The Publications Board
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We come now to the Staff of the "Totem." Margaret Grant, the
Editor of this year's Annual, has worked with a quiet and persistent
determination and a power of persuasion quite unbelievable, and the
result is, probably, the best Annual which the Publications Board has
issued. Margaret and her two assistant editors, Phyllis Freeman and
Jean Woodworth, have completed their exacting task with unruffled
exteriors, and have maintained a sense of humour despite the general
vanity of the student body in regard to pictures.
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The Players' Club
HTHIS year has been unusually interesting and profitable for the Players'
*■ Club. Last year's capable Advisory Board—Professor F. G. C.
Wood, Miss Josephine Battle, and Dr. Walker—once again lent their
assistance to the executive—Philip Elliott, President; Gwen. Musgrave,
Vice'President; John Hulbert, Treasurer; Margaret Craig, Secretary;
and a committee composed of Gerald Newmarch, Doris Crompton, and
Bob Wright.
The large crowd of would'be actors contesting for the few vacancies
in membership resulted in the addition of some exceptionally fine talent
to the Club. Soon after the conclusion of the tryouts, the annual
reception was held, and the new members were welcomed by a delightful
dance at the home of Miss Bice Clegg.
Interest then centered on the Christmas plays, and it was resolved
that each director should produce a play individually. Mrs. Wood
undertook the first play, a Chinese fantasy, by Ethel Beckman Van
Der Veer, illustrating the story of the Willow'Plate pattern. Ethelwyn
Dee and Bill Plommer took the parts of the lovers, Bill Cameron was the
tempestuous Mandarin, with David MacDonald as the Property'man
and Dorothy Mole as incense'bearer.
Mr. Wood's play, "The Criminal," by L. du Garde Peach, gave
scope for dramatic talent, when the young country boy (Alfred Evans)
kills a man to save his friend, and finds his mother (Eileen Griffin) entreat'
ing him to conceal his guilt, while his father (David Wodlinger) wishes
him to confess.
"The Dweller in Darkness," by Reginald Berkeley, coached by
Dr. Walker, was a horror 'play in which the setting was a haunted house.
During most of the act the stage was in darkness, the actors depending
solely upon vocal expression to obtain their effect. The cast was admir'
ably supplied by Erica Bridgeman, Betty Buckland, Gerald Lee, St. John
Madeley, Elmore Murray, and Eric North.
The comedy of the evening was Charles Lee's "Mr. Sampson,"
directed by Miss Josephine Battle. It deals with the problem of two
devoted maiden sisters of uncertain age (Ann Ferguson and Jean Salter)
who are confronted by the problem of a proposal of marriage made by
their boarder, Mr. Sampson (Jim Cole), the gentleman leaving to them
the difficulty of deciding which one he shall wed.
The Spring play, chosen for production in March, was a comedy
of modern youth, entitled "Polly with a Past," by George Middleton
and Guy Bolton. This play tells of the adventures of Polly Shannon
(Hope Leeming), who, in an effort to earn her fare to Paris to study singing,
engages herself as a maid for two young bachelors, Harry Richardson
(Eric North) and Clay Collum (John Billings). She learns of the sad
plight of their friend, Rex Van Zile (Alfred Evans), who is vainly in
love with Myrtle Davis (Frances Fowler), a self'confident young woman
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The Musical Society
T N the early fall of 1927 the try'outs for membership in the Musical
■*■ Society were held, and, with a view to surpassing the excellent standard
set in 1926'27, a high degree of efficiency was demanded of prospective
Immediately after the completion of the try'outs, preparations were
begun for the presentation of the annual Spring concert, and, under
the direction of Mr. C. Haydn Williams, Conductor, and Miss Ida Kerr,
President, much pleasure as well as profit has been gained by the members.
The Society contributed to the success of Home Coming night
with several orchestral and choral numbers.
In the second week of January a social evening was held at "Kil'
larney," which owed its unqualified success to the efforts of Miss Edith
Dwinnell and Mr. Dick Lucas, conveners.
An addition to the cultural side of University life was the series
of lectures sponsored by the Musical Society and given during February.
The first was given by Dr. Rogers on the "Organ;" the second by Miss
Bassin on "Hebridean Music;" and the third by Mr. R. Jamieson, who
chose as his subject "Listening to Music."
The annual Spring concert, the major event of the year for the
members of the Musical Society, was held on March 2nd and 3rd in
the University Auditorium. This year the operatic work of the Society
consisted of the whole of the "Fair Scene" from "Martha," presented
in costume and with a most realistic country "fair" setting. The
principal parts were excellently handled by Kathleen Baird, Elaine Jackson,
William Plommer, Joe Kania, Wilbur Sparks and Stanley Allen. The
choral numbers were "The Miller's Wooing," the solo parts of this
being rendered by Edith Gerry, Jack Chappell and T. Warr; "Love's
Benediction," an Irish Folk Song; "Scots Wha Hae;" two negro spirituals,
"Deep River" and "Dig My Grave," and "Comrades in Arms.'
The orchestral selections were : "Wee McGregor," a Highland
Patrol; "In a Chinese Temple Garden," an Oriental phantasy; a novelty
number "In a Canoe"; "Light Cavalry," and Beethoven's ever popular
"Minuet in G."
The solo work of Frances McDonald, pianist; Leslie Brooks, violin'
ist; and Harold King, trumpeter, was much enjoyed by the audience.
The executive for the year 1927'28 was as follows: Honorary
President, Dr. W. L. MacDonald; President, Ida Kerr; Vice'President,
Bill Plommer; Secretary, Lucy Ross; Treasurer, Edith Dwinnell; Women's
Representative, Beth Pollock; Men's Representative, Evan Fullerton;
Orchestra Representative, Harold King; Stage Manager, Norman Wilson;
Costume Convener, Winifred Hall; Publicity Convener, Lionel Laing.
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with a craze for "saving" people. As Rex is hopelessly without a vice,
Myrtle takes no interest in him, until Polly offers to impersonate a wicked
French adventuress who will lure Rex from the paths of virtue and
thereby prepare him for the interest and salvation of Myrtle. As
Paulette Bady, Polly involves everyone in a series of ridiculous experiences
which result in Rex's determination that it is Polly and not Myrtle
whom he loves—and all ends happily. Mrs. Davis, the too'youthful
mother of Myrtle, was acted by Frances Madeley, while Eileen Griffin
played Mrs. Van Zile. Commodore Barker, the old roue who pesters
the amateur adventuress with his attentions, was interpreted by Bill
Masterson. Sidney Risk took the part of Stiles, an old gardener whom
Myrtle has uplifted, and Archie Little that of Petrowski, the musician
who, rumour says, has killed himself for love of Paulette. David Wod'
linger, as Rex's sophisticated uncle, and Dorothy Mole as Parker, Mrs.
Van Zile's maid, rounded off the competent cast.
The play was successfully produced to large audiences in the Uni'
versity Auditorium on the nights of March 14th to 17th, and in May
the cast will go on the usual tour through the province.
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The Rugby Club
"1928 has been the most colourful year in the history of English Rugby
■*• at the University. More players have shown their enthusiasm for
this sport during the past season than ever before, more teams have been
successfully fielded than for some time, and more fixtures of local, national
and international prominence have been successfully arranged. The
first outstanding game of the year was played on November 6th against
Edmonton, Varsity winning ll'O. The next big game was a McKechnie
Cup fixture against the Vancouver Rep. on November 26th, when
Varsity was again victorious, downing the traditional rival ll'O. In
the usual Christmas series, British Columbia and Dalhousie met and
fought two battles to a draw, the first on Boxing Day, ending three'all,
and the second on January 2nd, resulting in no score by either side.
As a result of no game with the South, Varsity remains holder of the
World Cup, emblematic of the Pacific Intercollegiate Rugby Champion'
ship. During the Victoria invasion, the McKechnie Cup team met
and defeated the Victoria Rep. in a most decided and brilliant fashion, the
score being 12-0. On February 11th, the McKechnie Cup team suffered
its first defeat in sixteen months when Vancouver took the long end
of a 17'3 count. On February 29th, Varsity met the International
team from New South Wales.
Besides furnishing a brilliant first team programme, Varsity also
provided two teams in the Senior city series. The Science team won
the Miller Cup, defeating Ex'King George in the final game 5'3 on
December 3rd. Science also entered the Tisdall Cup final, but lost to
Ex'King George on February 4th, the score being 15'0. This tied the
city Senior Championship, and Science has yet to play the Ex'Kings to
enter the playoff for the Rounsefell Cup. The Intermediate team
played fourteen games, and the Frosh team were arranged in twelve
From the beginning of the year everything pointed towards a most
successful season. At the first practice, held the Saturday before Varsity
opened, over seventy enthusiasts showed their desire to make a place
on Varsity teams. Thirteen letter men of the previous year's famous
"Miracle Men" had or intended to return. As soon as lectures had
commenced, over one hundred promising men were signed up.
Since there was so much material on hand, it was planned to enter
two Senior teams in the Miller Cup series before Christmas, and also
in the Tisdall Cup series played after Christmas.    Besides these, Varsity
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entered the usual Intermediate and Frosh teams in the Intermediate
division. The regular McKechnie Cup team was entered in the Pre
vincial series. After some debate, it was decided to enter the Senior
teams as an Arts and a Science team. The Science team was the more
outstanding, winning the Miller Cup without losing a game and losing
only one game in the Tisdall Cup series.
The first major game of the year was that against Edmonton, during
home'coming week. It was played before a large crowd on the Saturday
before Thanksgiving, and resulted in the Blue and Gold defeating the
Albertans with a score of ll'O.
The next big event and the first McKechnie Cup game of the year
was played against Vancouver Rep. on November 26th. Varsity again
triumphed with the long end of an ll'O score.
The next games were played during the Christmas holidays. A
precedent was established when the Rugby team from Dalhousie Uni'
versity, Nova Scotia, travelled across the continent to meet the West
in the original East'West fixture. In announcement of this series, the
Rugby Club issued the second volume of the "Rugbyssey." The
results of these two games, played within a week of each other, were
a three'all tie in the first game, and a scoreless draw in the second.
The second McKechnie Cup game was played against Victoria
on January 7th, and a most decisive win featured a score of 12'0. This
game produced, perhaps, the most darling display of snappy three'
quarter runs and continual passing in which not only the threes took
part, but also the forwards.
The third McKechnie Cup game resulted in a defeat by the Van'
couver Rep. by a score of 12'3. The game was played on February 17th
before a good crowd. It was somewhat of a blow to the triumphal
march Varsity had been making, and was the first defeat in a league
game since November, 1926. It tied the McKechnie Cup series with
Vancouver, who fielded the most powerful team in years, while Varsity
was somewhat handicapped owing to the loss of Kelly at Christmas
and injuries to players in the Tisdall final the week before.
Varsity has again had the privilege of playing an International
game. This event took place on February 29th against the Waratahs
from New South Wales, Australia. It was the second international
game within a little over a year, but the result was not so dazzling as
that of the Maori game.    Varsity was overwhelmed by 55 points to 3.
The final game of the McKechnie Cup series was played against
Vancouver Rep. on March 17th. After a hard'fought battle, Varsity
lost the Cup by the close score of 11'9.
Varsity's success in fielding winning teams is mainly due to the
untiring efforts of the coach, Jack Tyrwhitt. In regard to the success
of the Club as a whole, much of the credit must go to Don. Farris, our
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Standing:    E. Maclnnes, P. Barratt, J. Richardson, E. Player, D. McNeil, R. Wilson, A. Estabrook, R. Bright.
Salted:    R. Mason, R. Farris, P. Phillips H. Eaton (Captain), K. Noble, R. Smith, P. Willis.
Science Rugby Team
Standing:    W. Murray, A. Estabrook, A. Jones, W. Sparks, R. Young, J. Sinclair, A. Fell, J. Farrington, C. Gustafson.
Seated:    P. Barratt, B. Barratt, G. Logan, J. Richardson, B. Tupper, F. Foerester, W. Morris, W. Locke, P. Willis.
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hard'working president.    Don. has been untiring in his efforts in handling
the business of the Club and pushes everything to success.
In his second year as captain of the McKechnie Cup squad, Bert
Tupper has proved, without doubt, that he is the most capable man
for the position. Much credit is due to Bert in handling the first team
with both efficiency and generalship.
Captain Bert Tupper—Owning a powerful hand'off and a pair
of fast legs, he is never caught with the ball.
"Squid" McInnis    Possessed of a deadly tackle and powerful kick.
Gord. Logan—Another full'back with a driving kick and smashing
Bill Yorke—The best broken field runner on the team.
Jack Richardson—Played his first season in Senior company with
speedy brilliance.
Carl Gustafson—The blonde'haired flash of the Miracle Men
deserves his name from his speed.
Phil. Willis—One of the best flying tackles on the team. He
always gets his man.
Howard Eaton—The tanned flash is another speed artist, with
ability to run through a broken field.
"Red" Barratt—Owns a tricky swerve and fast tackle.
"Bert" Barratt—The most reliable man on the team, possessing
a fast whirl.
Wilbur Sparks—The mainstay of the scrum, uses his weight to
Bud Murray—A neat hook and a steady forward.
Fred Foerester—Another clever hook, who is a good worker in
the scrum and owns a powerful boot.
Jim Sinclair—Plays a fast game at breakaway and is always seen
to advantage in every play.
Wilf. Morris—Another breakaway, who shows a tenacious ability
to keep with the ball at all times.
Kenny Noble—A big lad with lots of ability in flying tackles.
Roger Wilson—Another new member to the team, is the ideal
type of forward, and is possessed with a powerful kick.
John Farrington—A rugged forward, who is always in the play
and owns a good kick.
Ralph Farris—A fast breakaway, who has shown his worth in
many a game.
Allan Estabrook- -Another three'quarter, who owns a fast pair
of legs and powerful tackle.
Robert Young—The trainer, has spent a great deal of time in
administering his iodine to the needy.
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Intermediate Rugby Team
Standing:    M. Wood, F. Grauer, N. Stewart, Bob Grainger (coach), R. Pilkington, B. Brown, J. Leek, J. Frost.
Seated:    E. Horton, D. Gaitskell, R. James, R. Baker (captain), R. Garner, J. Pearson, M. Baker.
Freshman Rugby Team
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Standing:    C. Teeple, W. Lammers, F. Ladner, B. Grainger (coach), J. Wilson, B. Griffin, P. Wolfe, C. Cleveland.
Seated:    C. Gillespie, R. Burns, B. Samis, R. Gall, D. Kilpatrick, P. Frattinger, J. Hewitt.
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HPHE season of 1927'28 has been the most successful of the many
"*- successful years in the history of the Canadian Rugby Club. Having
in the past won a Senior City, an Intermediate and a Junior Champion'
ship, Varsity this year added to its trophies the Lipton Cup, emblematic
of the Senior Championship of the Province.
Every man connected with the Varsity teams worked harder this
year than ever before, and the Club has again earned the right to the
title of the hardest working organization in U.B.C. athletics. Commencing a week before the opening of the Fall term, the teams for a period
of two months turned out to early morning practices, and for the last
month of the season dined every evening in the Theological College,
the coaches giving a chalk talk afterwards. No men worked harder
than the two coaches, Dr. Burke and Norman Burley, and to them Varsity
owes an unrepayable debt. These two men directed all the efforts of
the teams, and set an example of hard work which was largely responsible
for Varsity's success this year, and which will be the foundation for her
future victories. During the last two years Canadian Rugby has
advanced from a sub-minor sport to the place of one of the foremost of
games on the campus. The thanks of the Club are also hereby rendered
to Dr. G. M. Shrum, the Honorary President, who took a really active
part in the Club's work, and whose support has been invaluable.
Of the six scheduled games in the "Big Four" series, Varsity won
four, drew one and lost one. This tied the record of the Vancouver
team, and the championship was decided in the most thrilling game of
the season when U.B.C. defeated the City team 8'5, winning the Lipton
Varsity had now reached the Western Canada finals, and the
following Wednesday the Regina Rough Riders arrived for the playoff
series. Pepped up by their team's success, the students cut their
Wednesday afternoon lectures in a body, and, under the leadership of
Tom Berto, descended on Athletic Park, where they treated Vancouver
fandom to all the old traditional yells, and to many new ones composed
on the spot. There they saw a fighting Varsity team hold the best
Rugby squad ever developed on the Prairies to a 12'1 score. The follow'
ing Saturday, Regina again defeated U.B.C, clinching the Western Canada
The Rough Rider series, the climax of the season, was a complete
success from every standpoint, including the financial. According to
the Regina men, Varsity has the best fighting line they have ever met,
and the team as a whole is fully on a level with the other University
teams in the West. The series also put British Columbia Rugby on
the map from a Dominion standpoint, and gave the University publicity
of the type it has not enjoyed since the famous Dominion Finals Basket'
ball series of 1925.
Though space does not permit remarks on each of the players on
the team, mention must be made of the three men who graduate this
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Intermediate Canadian Rugby Team
From Left to Right, Bacfc Row:    L. Jacks, E. Johnson, L. Green, E. Abernethy, C. MacKay, M. Pretty, Max Cameron (Pres.),
Dr. Burke (Coacb), W. Thornber, R. Odium, L. Robson.
Middle Row:    T||Leech, T. C. Fraser, H. Patterson, K. Campbell, J. Coleman (Capt. j, B. Harrell, T. Berto, N. Gold, A. Chandler.
Front Row:    W. Haggerty, T. Stanley, K. Stewart, M. Fish, J. Fox, C. Duckenng, G. Hedreen.
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The Canadian Rugby Club
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year. Currie, Todd and Watson have played four years' Rugby for the
Blue and Gold. Todd, first President of the Club, was this year's left
outside wing; Watson has snapped the ball back on three First teams;
and Currie, quarterback, has captained the Seniors for the last two years.
They have seen the Canadian game develop from its inception to the
present, when it occupies a goodly place on the athletic horizon.
The Intermediate team did not receive much glory, but it has the
satisfaction of knowing that the scrimmage practices it made possible
won the close race for the Lipton Cup. The Intermediates worked
both before and after Christmas, and the thirty odd men who formed
the squad will undoubtedly contribute substantially to next year's
Seniors. They have worked faithfully and with sportsmanship. All
honour to them!
The executive duties of the Club were handled by: Max Cameron,
President; Wilmer Haggerty, Vice'President; and Denis Pearce, Secretary.
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First Soccer
HPHE First team did not have an auspicious season this year, having
■*■ met with a series of misfortunes which later on in the schedule
necessitated its withdrawal from the First Division. In spite of the
many reverses which Varsity suffered, however, the team was invariably
in the picture and never failed to score. Dr. O. J. Todd was elected
Honorary President, and Mr. E. E. Delavault Vice'President. Tanny
Butler was President and guided the fortunes of the Club during the sum'
mer months, but basketball claimed his time and interest after the opening
of the fall term. Alan Todd was appointed Secretary'Treasurer, and
Russell Logie Manager.
Although well balanced, the team was young, and largely inex'
perienced, and missed the old reliables—Ed. Crute, who has been with
the team since its formation, and Lorrie Baker.
Elmer Anderson, the goalkeeper, showed consistent improvement,
and proved himself a very capable net tender.
Donald (Scotty) Allan, and Vernon Wright filled the full'back
positions, making a good pair who had the opposing forwards guessing
at all times. Allan was noted for his dependability, and Wright for his
vigorous kicking and bustling tactics.
The half line was a well'balanced trio of hard workers and good
players. Cy. Manning (Captain), a man with much ability and ex'
perience, ably filled the difficult position of centre'half. Don. Emery
held down the right'half position, and was an exceedingly hard worker.
Dick Spillsbury, at left'half, showed how to cover up his man and half
the field as well.
The forwards, fast and tricky, kept the opposing backs on their
toes watching for quick breakaways.
Stan. Duffell and Doug. Partridge, at outside and inside right re'
spectively, combined very well together.
Mel. Loudin, a fast and clever player, was one of the most effective
centre'forwards Varsity has had. The majority of goals scored went
to his credit.
Guy Waddington and Al. Todd teamed well on the left and con'
sistently turned in good work, being fast and hard to separate from
the ball.
The utility positions were capably filled by Wally Mayers, Gordon
Shields, Tom Warden and Tommy Berto. Mention must also be made
of the much appreciated services of Russell Kinnemont, the trainer.
The whole team was to be commended for the splendid spirit it
showed in fighting so many uphill battles, and never defaulting a game.
Varsity's sportsmanship on the football field is a byword in soccer circles.
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The Second Soccer Team
Standing:    Everett King (Manager), Donald Allan, W. Dekema, Richard Spillsbury, Ernest Hyndman.
Seated:    Charlie Wong, Tom Chalmers, Allan Todd, Otis Mundie, Douglas Partridge, Bud Cooke, Nathan Newall.
rT,HE Second Soccer team, entered in the second division of the Van'
■*■ couver and District Soccer League, has met with a great deal of
strenuous competition this year. Besides Varsity, there were fifteen
other teams comprising the second division, and all of them were of
very good calibre. Considering this fact, and also the fact that the
University Soccer teams had exceptional difficulty in obtaining players
this year, the second team has done fairly well, having won four games,
lost seven and drawn five to date. The team has still a dosen games
to play, and, since the first team has disbanded, we have been considerably
strengthened by the acquisition of several first division players. The
close of the season should find Varsity among the first four or five teams
in the standings.
There are several players who deserve special mention by virtue
of their exceptional performances throughout the season. Chief amongst
these are Dekema, our goalie, and Tommy Chalmers, who has been our
star full'back. Dekema has turned in some sensational displays and is
the most promising player we have for next season. Nat. Newall on
the half-back line, and Bill Latta of the forwards, have also turned in
consistently good performances.
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The Junior Soccer Team
Standing:    T. Sanderson, A. McKellar, H. Bischoff, M. McGregor, R. Price, A. England.
Seated-    C. Miles, W. Stafford, D. McKenzie, A. Mitchell, B. Wright, G. Evans, L. Robson.
7\ LTHOUGH not ranking among the first clubs in the Junior Alliance,
'**• Varsity Juniors have frequently played good football. To date
the team has won two games, drawn three, and lost five. There was
great difficulty in fielding the same team each week, while at Christmas
(through B.A.C.'s) three good men were lost. However, under the
managership of H. D. Bischoff, a full team was put on the field at each game.
McGregor, converted into a goalie at Christmas, gave a good display
at all matches.
The team was fortunate in having such a stellar pair of backs as
Fernlund and Stafford.
MacKenzie, and his supporters, Miles, Price and Sanderson, were
steady half-backs.
The forwards were picked from the following: Wright, McKellar,
Mitchell, Evans, England and Robson. They found a good leader in
captain Mitchell. The light Varsity team was further handicapped by
having to play under bad weather conditions against heavier teams,
which fact accounted for many defeats.
The Juniors, nevertheless, are keen and are a team of tryers.
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The Freshman Soccer Team
Standing:    C. Dalton, G. Wiles, H. Benedict, G. Brown, J. Johnson, W. Mathers.
Seated     F. Robbins, D. Hutcheson, J. Currie, E. North, McGregor, C. Smith, H. Naylor.
A NOTHER entry was made in the Varsity sport section last year
■*■ *• in the form of the Freshman Soccer team. This is the first season
that the Soccer Club has fielded a Freshman team. Early in the Fall
term the Frosh entered the Junior Alliance League and played through
a full schedule of games, lasting until late in the Spring term. Handi'
capped by the fact that the team was playing together for the first time,
the showing made against the strong opposition of the other teams in
the Alliance was quite creditable. The Frosh have kept up the Varsity
record of clean sportsmanship, and in all their games have shown fine
spirit in battling against heavier and more experienced teams.
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Men's Grass Hockey
Standing:    R. Birch, G. Lee, S. Clarke, A. Zaitseff.
5. Preston, M. Desbrisay, C. Gould, O. Richmond,  W. D'hami.
ADEN'S Grass Hockey was, on the whole, a successful sport at the
■*•"•*• University this year. Varsity had a team in the Mainland League
during the season. Although this team finished at the bottom of the
league, it put up a good fight and justified its existence in the league
by the opposition it provided. Apart from the league fixtures, the team
played a game with Victoria during the Annual Invasion, and some
exhibition matches were provided.
Grass Hockey is not a popular sport at this University. Consequently,
many of the best athletes turn to other sports. Moreover, the team was
handicapped this year through poor practice grounds and inexperience.
In spite of these drawbacks, Grass Hockey was a success. The game
was played for what it is worth, and not for its appearance. As a result,
the players enjoyed their games and the team contributed its share to
the University traditions.
Much credit is due to the executive for their work in furthering
this sport. Prof. F. G. C. Wood as Honorary President, G. H. Lee
as President, J. Craster as Secretary, and W. O. Richmond as- Captain
of the team, made up the executive.
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Seated: A. Fell, K. Cruise, J. Wilson, W. Selby, J. Dunn.
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The Track Club
"1 928 is an Olympic year. Spurred on by the presence of a number
■*■ of interscholastic and former Varsity stars, track men of the University
of British Columbia started off with what proved to be the best balanced
team that the Blue and Gold has had for a number of years. The fact
that the Olympic games are being held at Amsterdam this year influenced
Varsity athletes to greater efforts than ever before, because of the urgent
call for talent for the Olympic team. To a newcomer, Jack Wilson,
goes the credit of staging the first indoor meets ever held by the University.
They proved a decided success. On November 16th and November 23rd
two meets were held in the Hastings Park Arena. The first was an
interclass affair, and, after the final event had been run off, the Frosh
had taken the meet by a good margin. The big meet, however, came
a week later, when the blue and gold, minus a few of their stars, engaged
the leading athletes in the province under the colours of the Y.M.C.A.
The great climax came in the 50yard event, when Percy Williams, national
star and world record holder for 175 yards, running under the "Y" colours,
tied the Canadian record of 5 2>-5 seconds, held by Bobby Kerr of Hamilton.
Despite the great showing of the little Canadian sprint ace in the dashes,
Varsity swept the boards in almost every event. Jack Chappell, the
Varsity middle distance star, took advantage of an early burst in the
660'yard event to shake off the challenge of Simmons, former Drake U
crack, and won running fast. Returning to the track a few minutes
later, he bested the field at 1420 yards and won in fast time from his
team mate Selby. Gordon Shields leaped with ease over 20 feet to take
the broad jump, and Art Fell brought the stands to their feet with a
sensational win in the 60'yard high hurdles in the fast time of 8 2-5 seconds.
He also took the high jump with ease at 5 feet 8 inches. Bob Alpen
bested a B.C. record'holder in Batchelor by taking the pole vault at
10 feet even, although neither jumped in his best form. Jimmie Dunn's
rhythmic stride accounted for another coast star when he lapped the
undefeated Howard Jones at 3000 yards and made the hero of countless
Dunlop marathons and the Seattle grind admit defeat after the fourteenth
lap. Shields also took the shot'put, and Varsity took every place in
the event.
The Spring has brought the men forth again, and meets with Wash'
ington, Puget Sound and the Washington Relays are to be faced. The
Tacoma meet may go in our favour, since Varsity possesses a stronger
team than went down to defeat them last year. Extra strength in the
middle distances, weights and hurdles will bolster the Varsity side of
the score board. In Norman Terry, Varsity possesses a man capable
of close to 50 seconds in the 440, and the 800'yards brings out an extra
man in Jack Chappell, who will go far in the half event. Art Fell is
being counted on to place in the high and low hurdles, and Bill Selby
may be class enough to warrant a trial for the Canadian Olympic team
in the 1500 metre event.    Jimmie Dunn is being groomed for a few
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Bow, R. Tolmie, I. Smith, D. Telford, R. Wilson, C Maddsen, D. McCallum, W. McDonald, F. Smith.
Strode* K. Thurston,    Cox, L. Richardson.        Absent, V. Odium.
"TOURING the past year the Rowing Club lost the backbone of its
*~^ Senior "eight," and accordingly sustained a set'back. This Fall
the Club received members who were inexperienced, but who were
good material on which the coach could work.
At the beginning of the Spring term, two "eights" were lined up
and the men got down to work. After much consideration, the Club
decided to delay in sending a Senior crew to Washington until next year.
Then we hope to have a crew of men who will have had a year's experience
and who will be able to return with the spoils of conquest.
On or about March 17th there will be a regatta with the Vancouver
Rowing Club, and also an interclass regatta to be held at a later date.
A Senior "four" will, in all probability, race against Brentwood College,
if negotiations prove successful.
The Club wishes to express its thanks to H. Bain for his untiring
efforts and work in coaching and encouraging the crews.
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Ice Hockey
rARSITY again entered two teams, Junior and Intermediate, in the
city series this season. The squad was greatly strengthened this
year by several new men from the interior, the prairies and the East.
Jack Parker, Phil. Hume and Ernie Cars well formed the fastest and
most effective forward line turned out in many seasons. All three were
well up in the season's individual scoring totals. Bill Selders, between
the gaspipes for the Intermediates, was just about the smoothest performer
in these parts.
With the city championship safely within their grasp, the record
of the Juniors was slightly spoiled when the squad suddenly became
disrupted owing to Christmas exams. The Junior defence left "en bloc."
This turn of events gave the title to Ex'King George without a struggle.
The Intermediate team played a much better brand of hockey than
that usually perpetrated, but were not given an opportunity to do their
stuff properly, as there was no Intermediate playoff on the Coast this year.
Contrary to ancient established custom, an all'Star Varsity team
went to Victoria and completely outplayed the local Seniors for a 4'1
victory.    This proves that hockey is no longer on the toboggan at Varsity.
The executive consisted of: President, Jerry Mathews; Secretary-
Treasurer, Doug. Bell. Coaches Bob Grainger and "Mac" McGregor
deserve credit for the improved playing of both teams.
The Men's Basketball Club
A S in the past, Varsity entered a team in each of the four divisions
-**• of the Vancouver and District Basketball League. There have been
large turnouts for all teams, and this, in view of the fact that practices
must be held in the Normal Gymnasium, promises much for the time
when our University will have its own gymnasium right on the campus.
This we fervently hope to have by next fall.
The Senior "A" and Senior "B" teams practise three mornings a
week at 7 a.m., while the Intermediate teams have afternoon practices.
All teams are doing exceptionally well. The Senior "A" team at present is
up in top place and should be in the same position at the end of the season.
The Senior "B" and the Intermediate "A" teams are both well up in
the standing of their respective leagues, while the Intermediate "B"
team is tied for first place and should manage to bring the honour of a
championship to Varsity. The teams have been severely handicapped
through the lack of coaches. Dr. Pentland has recently been obtained
as coach for the Senior "A" team, and the result may be seen in the outcome of the Washington'Varsity game on February 11th, when our
Senior "A" team came out on the long end of a 2648 score. We hope
that our basketball teams will not be handicapped by this lack of coaches
next year. The executive for the year was: President, Ed. MacLean;
Vice'President, Tommy Berto; Secretary'Treasurer, Howard Nicholson.
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Senior "A" Basketball
T^ HE 1927-28 season started well with the return of five of last year's
■*■ lettermen to Varsity. Of these men, Mayers, Grant and Robinson
were forwards, and Butler and MacDonald were guards. Henderson,
a letterman, who played center on the team that reached the Dominion
finals a few years ago; Paulson, a recruit from the New Westminster
"Y" Huskies; and McEwen, center on last year's Senior "B" team, were
welcome additions.    Harold Streight signed on after Christmas.
The lack of a coach proved a serious handicap to overcome until
Captain "Tanny" Butler shouldered the responsibility. Practices were
held three mornings a week at the Normal gym. The team, as usual,
was entered in the local Senior "A" league, and, in the first half, played
before Christmas, enjoyed a fair measure of success, winning four games
and losing two.
During the holidays the team travelled to Seattle, where they played
the University of Washington. Washington used their first'String team
(now leading the Pacific Northwest Conference) most of the way and
won 45'23. As compared to 76'20 last year, our showing was very
creditable. In a return game played here, Varsity outfought Wash'
ington's second'String quintette 26'18.
Although dropping the first game of the second half of the league
to the Province, U.B.C. climbed from fourth place to first place by winning
four games in a row. Early in the year Dr. Pentland, of New Westminster,
well known in basketball circles here, took over the coaching berth.
His ability to make the boys play hard, fast basketball and to fight all
the way has made a big difference.
At the time of writing, Varsity and Westminster "Y" are at the
top of the league, from which position they cannot be ousted. When
all league matches are over, the first three teams play off for the title.
Thus, for the first time in three years, we are in a position to come out
on top.
In Dave "Scot" Gray we have a trainer who uses a wicked looking
medical kit to mean advantage.
The team—
Capt. "Tanny" Butler: Tanny is one of the best guards in the
league—and a good shot.
Arnold Henderson: Guard. Long and husky, Henny is a hard
man to beat.
Ted McEwen:    Centre.    Checks well and is a consistent player.
Wally Mayers: Forward. Old hawk-eye—his speed and ac'
curacy place him at the top in scoring honours.
Hugh Grant:    Forward.    Hugh is a hard worker and shoots well.
Russ. Robinson :    Our atom of determination.    Fast and a good shot.
Ed. Paulson: Aggressive and speedy. "Swede" always gives his
Harold Streight:    Harold is husky and willing.
Norm. MacDonald:    Aggressive and checks well.
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Senior "B" Basketball
Standing:    T. Berto, H. Nicholson, E. Ackerley, J. McCallum.
Seated:    W. Plommer, W. Thomson, T. Little.
'"P HOUGH the success of the Basketball Club depends to a large
■*■ degree on the number of cups which are won, nevertheless, even
those teams which complete a season without procuring silverware
contribute much to the Club's record. The Senior "B" team of this
year is an example. With but two members of the "B" team of the
year before, and further handicapped by lack of a coach, the team found
difficulty in getting under way and suffered several reverses during the
early part of the season. After Xmas, however, the effects of the
morning practices began to show themselves, and the team's record
since then has shown a marked improvement, resulting in a tie for
second place at the end of the year. With only one member of the
team graduating this year, there remains a nucleus for a good Senior
"B" team to enter next season's competition.
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Intermediate "A" Men's Basketball
Standing:    C Fish, K. Stewart, H. Gavin, A. Mitchell.
Seated:    H. Dawe, R. Chapman. R. Dunbar.
'"THE Varsity Intermediate "A" Men's Basketball team started the
*- season well by winning its first games of the year against St.
Mary's and the "B" Normal teams, but ran into a slump after that date.
As in the past, the chief cause of complaint is against the lack of adequate
coaches, and, until such time as these are provided, the results cannot
change.    The team:
Bobby Chapman (Captain)- Left guard. Plays a steady game and
is well up in the scoring.
Harold Dawe Occupies the pivot position and fills it very capably.
Is a sure shot and also very fast.
Alex. Mitchell—Left forward. Plays well with Kenny Stewart
and gets his share of the points.
Harold Gavin- -Right guard. A close checker and also very fast
on the floor.
C. M. Fish Forward. Came into the game late, but is a very hard
worker and should do well in the future.
Ross Dunbar- Guard. Has the makings of a real basketball player;
all that he needs is experience.
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Standing:    Mr. Cummings (coach), R. Coltart, R. Anderson, L. Williams.
Seated:    L. Streight, W. Vandervoort, D. Horton, L. Nicholson, E. Cairns.
A NOTHER year of basketball history has just passed, in which the
■**■ Intermediate "B" team has upheld its Alma Mater by being the
only one of the four to lead its division.
"Don" Horton (captain) is a natural born ball'handler and is truly
a "dark horse" who is making his presence felt in the round ball kingdom.
"Boney" Williams, jr., belongs to a basketball family, and anybody
who knows his brother of Kelowna will not dispute Lloyd's right to
play the "game."
"Larry" Nicholson, the pivot man who teams up with Don. and
Lloyd on the forward line, has just started on what will be a great basket'
ball career.
"Slim" Vandervoort at guard raises the wrath of every forward
he plays against. Six feet four inches towering over you would make
any basket look small.
"Curly" Anderson at guard will break up any play but his own.
"Stubby" Cairns and "Shorty" Coltart are utility men on the
forward line who can worry any opponent and still find time for the
odd "two points."
"Jawn" Streight hails from the Queen City, and is imbued with
the same fighting spirit as his fellow townsmen.
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Varsity Coaches
JACK PENTLAND (Basketball)
Jack Pentland, Varsity's newly acquired coach, hails
from the Royal City, where basketball has always been
one of the most popular games. Jack attended the
North Pacific Dental College, where he played under
Coach Dewey, who was an All-Coast Conference man
from Oregon Agriculture College. Jack took a year's
coaching course in basketball at Oregon Agriculture
College and then returned to New Westminster, where
he coached the Duke of Connaught High School team
for three years. Jack also played for the famous
Westminster " Y" team. The results of Jack's coaching
are very evident.
JACK TYRWHITT (English Rugby)
Jack Tyrwhitt, Senior rugby coach, not only has a
remarkable record as a coach but has been outstanding
as a player. He attained considerable fame as wing
three-quarter for the Knights of Columbus, B.C.
Athletics, Centrals and Young Liberals, and, during
the five years he played for Vancouver Rep., set up
individual records which still endure. During the war
he was the scoring ace of the C.E.F. teams overseas.
After coaching Vancouver Rep. to three successive
victories, he swung across to Varsity and led them to
the provincial championship in 1927.
A red head, a smiling face and big shoulders will
describe Bob Grainger, Varsity track coach, who took
over the position late in the year. Bob has not yet
had a fair chance to show what he can do with Varsity
track, but he has proven to the wide world that he
knows track in general. A national and coast star
in innumerable sports himself, he later gave the west
a number of stars through his coaching ability. Two
of these men, Percy Williams and Harry Warren, will
be candidates and almost sure place men on the Olympic
NORMAN BURLEY (Canadian Rugby)
Norm., who coached the Varsity Canadian Rugby
teams for the first time this year, learned his football
in the East, where he earned his letters in the Royal
Military College and Queen's. One of the most
sincere and unselfish of exponents of the Canadian code,
Norm, has done as much to develop the game as any
man in B.C. His thorough knowledge of the fundamentals and fine points of Rugby has been of inestimable
value to Varsity this year.
DR. GORDON BURKE (Canadian Rugby)
The Doc., who hails from the University of Washington Huskies, has coached the U.B.C. Canadian
Rugby teams for three years now six successive
seasons of daily morning practices. During that time
he has been the hardest working and best-loved man
in the Club, because he stands for true sportsmanship
of the manliest type. The Doc. has always been
satisfied if he could turn out fighting Blue and Gold
teams, but his efficiency has made them more than
fighters—it has made them winners.
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Women's Athletic Association
TOURING the past year women's athletics have occupied a very
^ important part of our college activities. A milestone in women's
athletics has been the recent application for membership into the Western
Intercollegiate Athletic Union.
Two new clubs, the Golf Club and the Skating Club, were given
membership in the Athletic Association, each having progressed remark'
ably for its first year in college activities.
The Swimming Club won honours for itself and the University by
winning the Banff cup, and has also made a creditable showing in the
Vancouver City swimming meets.
In basketball, both the Senior "A" and Senior "B" Women's teams
have, during the past year, won distinction for themselves in their leagues.
The Senior "B" team played all year without losing a game, and only
lost out in the playoffs to a team of Senior "A" standing. The Senior
"A" women won the city championship and the right to compete for
the B. C. championship which they carried off by a brilliant defeat of
The Grass Hockey Club has had more members than usual, all taking
a keen interest in the game and turning out regularly. Trimble Park
was secured for the practices, and the Club worked under much more
advantageous conditions than ever before. The Gymnasium Club has
also been improved and made more interesting for the girls.
Tennis and Badminton have, as usual, been well up on the sports
list. The Badminton Club won several tournaments during the year.
The Tennis Club now belongs to the Intercollegiate Association and
hopes to arrange games with Washington.
On the whole, a greater number of women students have taken
part in athletics this year, and athletics have been carried on with a
keener sense of competition. The Skating Club and Golf Club brought
more students within the athletic circle.
The Track Club has as yet not held a meet, but the women will
be out for one shortly.
Intepclass events are, as usual, being arranged, and competition
between the various years will be held in basketball, swimming and track.
Owing to the lack of a U.B.C. gymnasium, the Athletic Association
is under a great handicap, and it is the wish of the Athletic Executive
to get all the women students in the University interested in some line
of sport as soon as a gymnasium is erected.
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Senior "A" Basketball
Standing.    C. Menten, D. Bailey, A. Henderson   coach, J. White, R. Tingley.
Seated:    M. Lanning, R. Harris, T. Mahon captains M. Agar, N. Pronick.
T^HE Basketball Club was fortunate in securing the services of a very
■*■   efficient coach in Arnold Henderson, to whose untiring efforts is
due the remarkable achievement of the Senior "A" team.
On the annual Victoria Invasion, the team ran through the Victoria
Rep. to bring home the coveted laurels. The first great work was
accomplished in capturing the City and District League championship
by defeating the champion Duffus team. The climax came, however,
when the Senior "A" quintette walked off with the provincial crown by
winning the final game from Victoria.
The lack of space makes it impossible to mention the individual
players, but the team has been distinguished by the ability of the members
to co'operate with one another in such a way that they have been able
to display the best basketball which has been played in the province
for some time.
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Senior "B" Basketball
Standing: M. Richards, R. Herbert, Z. McNab.
Seated:    I. Worthington, L. Tourtellotte, K. Kidd, M. Campbell, D. Patterson.
'"PHE Senior "B" Basketball team has had a record year, having won
-*■ its league without losing a game. Lois Tourtellotte, Margaret
Richards and Ruth Herbert have played sterling games at guard. Mary
Campbell, the reliable centre, has netted a good percentage of the baskets
in every game. Iola Worthington, Zora McNab, Dot. Patterson and
Kay Kidd have alternated at forward and have shot well all year. The
whole team has worked hard and has shown a marked improvement
over the playing at the first of the season.
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The Women's Grass Hockey Club
M. McKay, D. Wylie, H. McGuire, M. Hudson, M. Harvie, M. McDonald, A. Heely, E. Pringle, E. Hill.
Seated:   J. Salter, E. Cruise, B._Wilson, B. Pollock, V. Mcintosh, N. Mellish, L. Todd.
HPHE Women's Grass Hockey Club got away to an early start this
-*- fall, owing to the unceasing activity of Marjorie McKay, and has
had a fairly successful year. Trimble Park was fortunately secured for
regular weekly practices under the able coaching of Mrs. Boving. Plans
for admittance into the High School League did not mature, but never'
theless Varsity had several friendly games with the High School teams.
The results were as follows: Varsity, 0; Britannia, 5. Varsity, 0;
Britannia Annex, 0. Varsity, 0; King George, 1. Varsity, 0; Kitsilano, 1.
Varsity, 0; Victoria (home), 6. Varsity, 1; Victoria (away), 1. A
practice was played with Lord Byng, while the game scheduled with the
visiting Victoria Ladies' Team was cancelled because of the weather
conditions. These games showed that Varsity's main trouble is lack of
combination among the forwards. The officers for the year were:
Honorary President, Dr. Wyman; Coach, Mrs. P. A. Boving; President,
Beth Pollock; Vice'President, Muriel Harvie; Secretary'Treasurer, Lois
Todd; Curator, Mable McDonald.
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The Swimming Club
Standing:    R. Wilson, R. Sangster, M. Lanning, D. Allan (manager), M. Sangster, E. Peden, J. Williams.
Seated:    R. Tingley, B. Whiteside, M. Carter, N. Mellish, E. Gordon, M. Moloney, V. Martin.
A T the first meeting of the Swimming Club it was decided to unite
-**■ the Women's Club and the Men's Club. The Club has been able
to secure the Canadian Memorial pool six times a week, but has been
handicapped in having the able coaching of Norman Cox for part of the
season only.
The Club's activities have included six galas in addition to the
inter'class swimming, which was won by the Freshmen.
On the occasion of the annual Victoria invasion, Varsity met defeat
at the hands of the Capital City's stars, but only after a very hard battle.
In the City League, Varsity has gained second place, having lost but
two of their meets, and both of them to the formidable V.A.S.C.
This year Varsity was represented at Banff by a joint team of men
and women, and it was there that Varsity distinguished itself, for it
again brought back the coveted Banff cup to the U.B.C.
The Club is especially indebted to Dalton Allan, who, though
graduating last year, has acted as manager of the team. It is, to a great
extent, owing to his able management that the swimmers have met with
so much success. Dr. W. L. MacDonald has proved an honorary presi'
dent in more than name by his never'failing interest.
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The Badminton Club
Standing:    E. Eddy, H. Matheson, M. Lyle, N. Solly.
Seated     R. Noble, M. Macfarlane, D. Pound, J. Sparks.
Honorary President,
Partington; President,
Matheson;   Secretary,
'"THE season 1927'28 has been a very successful one for the Badminton
■*•   Club in every way.    More convenient hours for practice were
secured at the Drill Hall on Saturday nights and at the Canadian Memorial
on Wednesday nights.
The executive for the year consisted of:
J. Allardyce; Honorary Vice'President, H.  R.
Meredith   Macfarlane;   Vice'President,   Helen
Mary Macquarrie; Treasurer, Robertson Noble.
At the beginning of the Fall term Varsity entered a team in the
'Vancouver "A" and "B" Leagues. All the matches have not yet been
completed, but Varsity is well to the fore, and, with the remarkable
improvement since last year, has every chance of topping the "A" League.
The "B" team, of which Don Kerlin is the captain, has not been quite
so successful, but it is still holding its own. Its members consisted of:
M. Macquarrie, J. Leach, E. Gillies, D. James, D. Kerlin, F. Marrion,
W. Fernie, N. Gold, G. Shields.
The "A" team went over with the Varsity invasion, and for the
first time in several years defeated an all'Star Victoria team.    The score
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was 13'11, and the strong spirit which characterized the Varsity team
gave them just that much advantage over the Victoria players.
Last year's graduation deprived the team of three more players,
but much credit should be given the team for the strong enthusiasm and
hard play which more than made up for the deficiency. This year's
team has consisted of D. Pound, E. Eddy, M. Lyle, H. Matheson, R.
Noble, M. Macfarlane, W. Solly and J. Sparks.
The team was strengthened by the return of one of its former
members, Helen Matheson. Despite her absence from badminton circles
for a year, her serves are as effective and her returns as snappy as before.
Bobby Pound played her old style game and has excelled in her
tricky net play.
Esther Eddy can be relied on to be full of pep, and her strong,
consistent play has proved a mainstay of the team.
We were fortunate in securing from Chilliwack Margaret Lyle,
one of Varsity's strongest players. She shows signs of becoming a
brilliant player in the future.
Meredith Macfarlane does not only depend upon smashing and
running around the court, but his easy, tricky play has proved baffling
to many an opponent.
Jack Sparks plays a brilliant, fast game, and can be counted upon
to win the majority of his games.
Nic. Solly, a last year's second team player, has proved a decided
asset to the team. He and Jack Sparks have yet to be beaten by any
team of men's doubles.
Finally, in Robertson Noble we can safely say that we have had
the most brilliant and effective smash in any Varsity player so far.
Varsity is entering several teams in the B.C. Championships and
North Vancouver Tournament, and thereby hopes to win further laurels
for the Alma Mater.
The Women's Gymnasium Club
THE Gymnasium Club, under the able leadership of Miss Gertrude
Moore, has enjoyed a very successful season, with a larger member'
ship than in previous years. The Club met every Thursday afternoon
at the Y.W.C.A. Drill, folk'dancing, games, and apparatus work were
practised, particular stress being laid on corrective posture exercises.
The officers for the year were: President, Muriel Harvie; Vice'
President, Lois Todd; Secretary, Donalda McRae.
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""PHE V.O.C. is one of our really active clubs.
Sponsored by Professor and Mrs. A. Lighthall, and capably headed by the President,
Burt Carpenter, the Club has enjoyed a happy
and successful year. Gertrude Hillas, Vice-
President, and Dalt. Watson, Secretary-Treasurer, have contributed in no small way to this
Week-end trips to the cabin on Grouse are
the favourite pastime of the Club. The sturdy
little log hut serves as an excellent "base camp"
for further activities, such as climbing, tobog
anning, snowshoeing, or skiing. Here the forty
members of the club—transformed from conscientious college men and coy co-eds into hardy
hikers—enjoy refreshment and rest essential to
their strenuous feats. All can testify to the
extraordinary quality of the meals and the
(softness of the floor. However, as each weekend closes with the return to civilization, it
leaves a memory of happy hours spent in the
wonderful   "outdoors."
"HOW NOT TO SKI "(You soon tumble to this)
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coast championships in the two'mile event, and Shields is the leading
contender for broad jump honours. The Washington class will be the
hardest one that Varsity has ever faced, since no less than three of the
men lined up by Coach Hec. Edmundson will be candidates for the
American Olympic team. Among the satellites competing will be Rufus
Kiser in the 1500 metre event, Steve Anderson in the high sticks, and
Herm. Brix in the shot'put.
Setting a new mark for the course, the strong Arts '30 Relay team
clipped 1 minute 7 2-5 seconds from the former record held by Arts '27,
and climaxed one of the most bitterly contested races yet held over the
old course. To the powerful running of the Varsity star, Chappell,
on the seventh lap, and the discouraging pace of Munn on the hill lap,
goes the credit of the Sophomores' brilliant win. Science '30 were in
the race all the way, but, when Thorlakson took the stick with a tre'
mendous lead on Thornber, the race was cinched for the Sophomores,
although the rangy Science man cut down the lead to a few yards. Among
the leading contenders for honours was the Grads team, but they graduated
down the list until they held fifth place. Arts '29 started out badly,
but pulled up into third place and held it throughout.
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A   WISE old woman of fairy kin
■**• Was looking for mischief, old as sin—
"And what would you like to be, my little man,
When you grow up?"
—When I grow up?
Now let me see
What I'd like to be—
I'd like to ride on a champing horse,
With trumpets and soldiers and flags, of course,
And drums and a sword and a great big gun
To shoot till I'd killed most everyone;
And stand like this—as tall as I can
Hand on my chest — —
"What a fierce little man!"
And I'd like to be an officer, too,
And fight for my country—   - "At Waterloo?"
Yes, everywhere, in the pouring rain,
With a house in London and battles in Spain,
And go in processions all spick and span,
With a real live queen	
"What a big little man!"
And I'd like to be a sailor'boy,
And admiral, too, with ships ahoy!
And fight for England—at least I'd try—
And I wouldn't object to losing an eye
If I married a lady— that's my plan—
A lovely lady	
"Quite the ladies' man!"
"And what would you like to be, little girl,
When you grow up?"
When I grow up?
Now, let me see
What I'd like to be!
I'll always be just as good as gold,
And do exactly what I'm told,
Behave like a queen and get a divorce,
Because, oh, because it'll rhyme with "horse;"
But I'd like to marry-- I'll marry an Earl,
Or perhaps an Emperor	
"Good little girl!"
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And the wise old woman nodded her head,
"It'll all come true in time," she said.
"But what are your names, I'd like to know?"
"I'm Arthur!"    "And I'm Horatio!"
"And I," said the good little girl, "Am Jo;
And that little chap
Is NAP!" <'
TF this is all that life has meant to him,
■*•     After long years of intercourse with things
That lay within his grasp: the travellings
Of Mind to regions unexplored and dim,
And knowledge gathered from beyond the rim
Of even thought itself: if all he brings
Before our vision is a Power that flings
A universe to life to please a whim—
Then, let us grieve that he has never pressed
His fingers on the throbbing pulse of life
That beats incessantly within the breast
Of all that is; nor found beyond the strife
Of human strugglings a place where he
Could ga^e on life in its entirety.
A   SLENDER vase of clearest crystal made,
•**■ So light it might have been the bell
Of some wild flower, each tender blade
First bleached and then by gentle spell
To fine white metal changed, a glass
For fairy lips to touch and leave
Their sweetness on the rim; this vase,
In such a mood as wood fays weave,
I turned within my hand, and thought,
"No lovelier thing by hand of man
Or under heaven was ever wrought,
Or ever will be."    I began
To thank my gods —but do you think they heard?
My crystal fell and splintered into shard.
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^ With the stub of a pencil,
On the back of an old envelope,
Or any odd scrap of paper
Which I fish up
Out of an inside pocket.
And sometimes I write
On decent paper,
With pen and ink,
But all this is merely seeming,
For what I really write with
(When I write truly)
Is my heart's blood.
And it is not I that write,
At least it is not the man
Who bears a conventional name,
And sometimes wears evening clothes,
And has a street address,
And a telephone number,
And is mentioned in "Who's Who."
The man that writes
Is a very different person.
He has been warmed by the suns
Of a million summers
And chilled by the frosts
Of a million winters,
And gone naked in the jungle,
And followed dim trails in primeval forests,
And suffered unspeakable agonies,
And felt indescribable joys,
Before streets or telephones or the banalities of
publicity were ever thought of.
Really, I am not the person you take me for,
But so strange a creature
That you might not wish to shake hands with me
if you saw me truly
(Yet I hope you would pity, even if you could
not love me),
For I am the soul of man.
—H. T. /. Coleman.
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T N spite of my frequent visits to Suva, I knew very few people in the
A place. There is one person, however, round whom all my recolleC'
tions of Fiji revolve. It is a woman, the wife of a Spanish grandee. Her
name was Dona Margarita de Fernandez. She lived in a house on the
main road leading out of Suva round the bay. The house, which was
extremely large, was built in a tropical Spanish style. It stood well
back off the road and was almost hidden by dense patches of plantain
and bougainvillea. Dona Margarita and her husband came to Suva in
the early days when it was little more than a copra trading post; and
she had been there ever since. When I first met her, Fernandez, her
husband, had been dead for some years. When he died, she had become
almost a recluse, rarely going beyond the confines of her garden. At
one time in Suva she had been well known, but people soon forget, and
she was known to the people in town simply as "Mrs. Fernandez, who
is a trifle queer!"    She had one daughter, Delores.
It was through Delores that I came to know Dona Margarita. I
met her once in Sidney, where she went to school, and hearing that I
was going to Suva, she asked me to call on her mother. On the first
evening in Suva I went and called on her. I shall never forget that
When I arrived at the house I was ushered into a hall by a slim
Tamil servant to wait for her. Finally a door opened somewhere and
with her hands outstretched, Dona Margarita de Fernandez came down
the long, gloomy hall to meet me, walking with the slow but beautifully
graceful movement which I afterwards knew to be so characteristic of her.
"Ah, it is Mr. Barnley, is it not?" And in speaking, she looked at
me a little searchingly, I thought, out of those deep dark eyes of hers.
How calm and peaceful her face looked in the half-light which shone down
in pale beams from the tall, narrow window on her left! Her black hair,
which was streaked with silver, was piled high above her ivory forehead.
Her nose must have been exquisite, so long and narrow was it, with its
sensitive nostrils; but the skin was now pulled tightly over the bone and
made it look too aquiline. Her mouth was small, but the lower lip was
rather too sensuously full to be beautiful; still, in her youth it would
have been alluring. How charming and gracious was her smile, yet
with, perhaps, a faint trace of sadness in it.
"Delores has spoken to me about you, Mr. Bamley," she said in her
deep contralto, "We shall have much to say to one another." With
her head half turned towards me, and walking a little in front, she signed
for me to follow her. At the far end of the great hall she stopped and
opened the great oaken door, and stood there waiting for me. As I
caught up with her she turned and gave me one of her rare smiles, and
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it made me marvel at the glorious serenity that had come over this woman
in her middle age.
And later on that evening, sitting opposite me in a narrow, high'
backed chair, she told me her story. And every now and then she would
grow intense and lean forward and rest her long, white fingers on my
arm, looking at me out of the depths of her great, black eyes, with their
purple shadows. And I, fascinated by her voice and the peacefulness
of her personality, sat opposite her and watched the old, bejewelled
crucifix on the chain round her neck flash and glisten at each rise and fall
of her breast. Her long, oval face, with the rather high cheek bones,
the fine black lace mantilla hanging from the high comb in her hair and
falling gently over her shoulders, and the carved ebony chair with its
crimson velvet, all reminded me of some old painting of Velasquez.
At some amusing incident in her story, she would shrug her shoulders
and laugh in her quiet, reserved way, and the long earnings, which almost
touched her shoulders, would gleam with the crucifix on her breast.
After which, in her slow and stately manner she would pull her mantilla
about her shoulders, smooth the ruffles in the front of her black silk dress,
and resume her tale.
It appears she was the daughter of a nobleman in the Spanish Court.
In her early youth she had met de Ferdandez and they had immediately
become attached to one another. Without waiting for the consent of
their parents they eloped and left Spain. "But it is a long way from
Madrid to Suva," I ventured. She gave a little laugh. "We thought
so, too, Senor, but that is why we came. We were very inconsequent
in those days, but then we were very romantic." She was silent for
a time, gazing beyond me across the room. "We felt as if the whole
world lay ready for us to conquer, so we set out. We decided to search
for the Fortunate Isles, and with the confidence of youth we believed
we would get there. We went first to Mexico, but we didn't like it,
and then we drifted from place to place. We always had the thought
of the Fortunate Isles in the back of our minds, and often in the evenings
Pedro and I would read over 'Paul and Virginia.' Finally one day, when
we were in San Francisco, we decided to come to Suva. That was the
end of our wanderings. Although Pedro was content, I always had that
urge to move on and search for the Isles, an urge, Senor, which even old
age can't kill."
When she had finished her story and I rose to go, she walked with
me a little way down the room, and stopping under a lowhanging Moorish
lamp, which shed its light in soft stencilled patterns upon her, she turned
to me and said, "But that was when I was very young, Mr. Barnley, and
times are different now." Yes, times had changed; I could see that from
the silver in her hair and the faint lines about her eyes and mouth.
Last year I was walking down George Street, in Sydney, when I
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met Delores, who is married now and has two children. I asked for
Dona Margarita. She told me her mother had been dead for over three
years. "It was very sudden, Mr. Barnley," she said. "Just after my
marriage, I got a cable to say that she had slipped off the reef and had
been drowned. It was a shock at first, you can understand, but you
know, Mr. Barnley, I hardly knew my mother. I have been away at
school in Sydney most of my life and saw little of her. She was quite
incomprehensible to me. Since my father died I don't think she has
been quite in her right mind. She was always talking about finding
the Fortunate Isles, and latterly she used to go out on the reef and gaze
into the lagoon. She said she sometimes thought she might find them
there.    That is probably how she came to be out on the reef at all."
With that we parted, but I have often wondered since if Dona
Margarita did not finally find the Fortunate Isles in search of which
she had set out in her early youth.
(From the German of Heine)
C WEET and fair and pure,
^ Like a flower thou art;
Sadness, as I look at thee,
Creeps into my heart.
I would lay my hands
On thy head in prayer,
That God will always keep thee
Pure and sweet and fair.
(Reprinted from Ubyssey Literary Supplement, 1927)
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The University o£ British Columbia
President: LEONARD S. KLINCK, B.S.A. (Toronto)
M.S.A., D.Sc. (Iowa State College) LL.D. (Western Ontario)
Dean: H. T. J. Coleman, B.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Columbia).
The courses in Arts and Science leading to the degrees of B.A. and M.A. embrace
English Literature, Classical Literature, Modern Languages, History, Philosophy,
the Principles of Economics and Government, Education, Chemistry, Mathematics,
Physics, Biology, Bacteriology, and allied subjects.
At the request of the Provincial Department of Education, courses in Education
leading to the Academic Certificate are given in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
These courses are open to University Graduates only.
Dean: Reginald W. Brock, M.A., LL.D. (Queen's), F.R.S., F.R.S.C.
Courses leading to the degrees of B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. are offered in Chemical
Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Forest Engineering, Geological Engineering,   Mechanical  Engineering,   Metallurgical   Engineering,   Mining  Engineering,
Nursing and Public Health.
Dean: F. M. Clement, B.S.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Wisconsin).
The courses in Agriculture leading to the degrees of B.S.A. and M.S.A. include
the departments of Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, Dairying, Poultry
Husbandry, and subjects connected therewith.
SHORT COURSES are offered in a number of departments in Applied Science and
EXTENSION LECTURES on various subjects are given in different parts of the
Province on request. A list of subjects can be obtained on application to the
Secretary of the Extension Committee..
SUMMER SESSION—A seven-weeks' course is offered for teachers and others. Courses
are given in the Faculty of Arts and Science leading to the B.A. degree. All enquiries
should be addressed to the Director of the Summer Session.
For first year students in the Faculties of Arts and Science, and
Agriculture, and for other students coming to the University for
the first time, the last day for registration is Wednesday,
September 19th, and for all other undergraduate students,
Friday, September 21st, 1928.
For Calendar and other information, apply to the Registrar.
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Builders' Hardware,
Tools, Cutlery
Sporting Goods
P. D. Gordon, Ltd.
^Bakin^ ^Powder
Be sure it is MALKIN'S BEST
and you will be sure of
(Vancouver) Ltd.
With whom are associated
McDonald, Jukes 6? Graves, Ltd.
823 Hastings St., W.      Vancouver, B.C.
C. Walter Murray Ernie T. Murray
Compliments of
Plumbing and Heating
137 Powell Street
Vancouver, B.C.
The University T3ook Store
(j[ The Book Store, which occupies a room in the Auditorium
Building, was established for the convenience of the students,
and has effected a considerable saving to the students in
time and money. It is prepared to supply all the text books
required for the various courses offered in the University,
also such articles as note books, loose4eaf sheets, fountain
pens, drawing paper and instruments.
Compliments of
10th Ave. & Kin&sway
Fair. 535
For hater Years . .
. . Your (Photograph
Specially reduced prices for
1928 Graduates photographed
in Convocation robes.
^Brid&man's Studio
413 Granville St. y
"(Better Quality (Printers"
'T'HIS Annual is a sample of the work
executed by the artisans in our well-
appointed establishment,  and  surpasses
anything yet attempted in this line.
We are known the (Province
over as High-Class (Printers.
Phone, Seymour 661
Heating, Ventilating and
Power Plant
St. Johnson Oil Burners,
Iron Fireman Stokers, and
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co.
1109 to 1115 HOMER STREET
576 Seymour Street Vancouver, B. C,
Phone, Seymour 189
Co. Limited
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(Banking In
^British Columbia
TN the Province of British Columbia the
-*• Bank of Montreal has a complete
organization, with headquarters at Vancouver, specially organized to give careful
attention and prompt service to banking
requirements of the people of this
There are 45 branches of
the Bank of Montreal in
British Columbia, the
offices being located at
every   important   centre.
lank nf Untttrpal
'  CAdvance!
Headquarters for British Columbia:
The mighty strides of Science prove
that nothing is too wonderful to be
possible. But only through the
marvellous machinery of the modern
printing press can the knowledge of
the few become the heritage of the
many. We count it a privilege to
place at all times our best workmanship at the service of the . . .
Printers - Stationers
who do not wish to pursue their
courses to graduation
who, after graduation, would like to
enter   The   Business   World   by   the
Shortest Route, will find a good course
in any of the
Of Very Great Value
It is Astounding
to hear of the great number of Captains of
Business and Industry who owe their initial
success to a good Business School Training.
A pamphlet containing some of the best
known of these will be mailed to you on
It Will Open Tour Eyes
Not only did the Sprott-Shaw Schools
place all its graduates this year, but many
who had not reached the graduation standard
were taken from the classes and sent to
really first-class posts.
Head Office: 336 Hastings St. W — Sey. 1810 and 7125
Mt. Pleasant School: 10th and Main—Fair 41
Central School:    Robson  and Granville—Sey.  2778
None but those who have matriculation
standing may enter this School.
Wireless School:    Bekins Building—Sey. 7451
R. J. SPROTT, B.A., President
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Western Canadian Headquarters for
Laboratory Equipment and Scientific Supplies
We have every facility for DUTY FREE importation
Cave & Company, Limited
567 Hornby Street
Vancouver, B. C.
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m     INDEX
Foreword  7
Faculty of Arts and Science—
Arts '28.  8
Arts '29  49
Arts '30  50
Arts'31 -  51
Women's Undergraduate Executive  52
Arts Men's Undergraduate Executive. 53
Faculty of Applied Science
Science '28  54
Science '29  62
Science '30  63
Science'31  64
Science Men's Undergraduate Executive  65
Faculty of Agriculture
Agriculture '28      66
Agriculture '29 -  69
Agriculture '30  70
Agriculture '31  70
Agriculture Undergraduate Executive   71
Nursing '28..
Education '28....  74
Masters' Course .....  75
Students' Council    76
Publications Board    77
Literary and Scientific Department—
Literary and Scientific Department  81
Mathematics Club  81
Literary Society. -  82
La Canadienne  83
L'Alouette..—  83
Der Deutsche Verein —  83
Classics Club....  84
Menorah Society -  84
Letters Club  85
Chess Club -- -  85
Students' Christian Fundamentalist Society.. 86
Student Christian Movement  86
Historical Society -  87
Social Science Club  87
Society of Thoth  88
Studio Club.  88
Biological Discussion Club.  89
Agriculture Discussion Club.  89
Philosophy Discussion Club  90
Chemistry Society.  90
G. M. Dawson Discussion Club..  91
Engineering Institute of Canada. .... 91
Livestock Club.  92
Intercollegiate Debates  93
Players'Club.  97
Musical Society  99
Men's Athletics—
Rugby Club.  101
McKechnie Cup Team  102
Arts Rugby Team  104
Science Rugby Team  104
Intermediate Rugby Team  106
Freshman Rugby Team  106
Canadian Rugby Club  107
"Big Four" Canadian Rugby Team  108
Intermediate Canadian Rugby Team  109
First Soccer Team  Ill
Second Soccer Team  112
Junior Soccer Team  113
Freshman Soccer Team  114
Men's Grass Hockey  115
Track Team  116
Arts '20 Relay Team  116
Track Club  117
Rowing Club — 118
Ice Hockey  119
Men's Basketball Club..._  119
Senior "A" Basketball Team  121
Senior "B" Basketball Team..  122
Intermediate "A" Basketball Team  123
Intermediate "B" Basketball Team  124
Varsity Coaches  125
Men's Athletic Executive.  126
Women's Athletics—
Women's Athletic Executive   127
Women's Athletic Association  128
Senior "A" Basketball Team  129
Senior "B" Basketball Team.  130
Women's Grass Hockey  131
Swimming Club -  132
Badminton Club     133
Gymnasium Club    134
Outdoors  Club.  135
Literary Supplement.... 136 EVANS 6? HASTINGS,
576 Seymour Street, Vancouver, B. C.


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